Patents by Inventor Yuichi OBAYASHI

Yuichi OBAYASHI has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10986246
    Abstract: A remote management system includes: a user operation server; a remote maintenance server; and a connection server, the user operation server, the remote maintenance server, and the connection server being connected to each other via a network, the remote maintenance server including a processor that operates as a setting change receiving unit that receives a setting value change instruction for an image forming apparatus from a user via the user operation server, a first setting change detection unit that detects a changed setting value based on the setting value change instruction, a setting change informing unit that informs an administrator and a user-in-charge of the image forming apparatus of the changed setting value, and a setting change command sending unit that sends a command to change setting of the image forming apparatus to the image forming apparatus via the connection server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Nishikai, Takeshi Nakamura, Satoshi Goshima, Dukil Park, Yuichi Obayashi, Takumi Nakamura, Koki Nakajima, Yasuo Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10986014
    Abstract: A monitoring system detects a deviation in a monitoring metric of a system component of a remote management system that remotely manages image forming apparatuses. When the monitoring system detects a deviation in online device count greater than or equal to a deviation threshold and makes a determination that there is a correlation between the deviations in monitoring metrics of multiple system components as detected, the monitoring system sends a failure report indicating that a failure is in the remote management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Dukil Park, Kazuki Nishikai, Koki Nakajima, Yasuo Nakashima, Satoshi Goshima, Yuichi Obayashi, Takeshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200387428
    Abstract: A remote management system includes a device management service having multiple instances that performs parallel distributed processing through the instances and a worker service having multiple instances that performs parallel distributed processing through the instances. Each instance of the device management service acquires the status of processing related to the recovery of the relevant instance from counter information, and stores the status of the processing related to the recovery of the relevant instance in the counter information when having performed the processing. Each instance of the worker service acquires the status of processing related to the recovery of an instance of the device management service from the counter information, and stores the status of the processing related to the recovery of the instance of the device management service in the counter information when having performed the processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuki NISHIKAI, Yuichi OBAYASHI, Satoshi GOSHIMA, Yasuo NAKASHIMA, Koki NAKAJIMA, Takeshi NAKAMURA, Dukil PARK
  • Publication number: 20200389362
    Abstract: A monitoring system detects a deviation in a monitoring metric of a system component of a remote management system that remotely manages image forming apparatuses. When the monitoring system detects a deviation in online device count greater than or equal to a deviation threshold and makes a determination that there is a correlation between the deviations in monitoring metrics of multiple system components as detected, the monitoring system sends a failure report indicating that a failure is in the remote management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Dukil PARK, Kazuki NISHIKAI, Koki NAKAJIMA, Yasuo NAKASHIMA, Satoshi GOSHIMA, Yuichi OBAYASHI, Takeshi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200387436
    Abstract: A failure detection system detects a failure in a remote management system that performs remote management of image forming apparatuses. The failure detection system automatically executes a UI test that is a test for normality of the remote management system with respect to an operation through a web application serving as a user interface of the remote management system, and reports a failure in the remote management system depending on the result of the executed UI test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuki NISHIKAI, Yuichi OBAYASHI, Satoshi GOSHIMA, Yasuo NAKASHIMA, Koki NAKAJIMA, Takeshi NAKAMURA, Dukil PARK
  • Patent number: 10838668
    Abstract: A managing device used in an apparatus managing system including a print relational apparatus, terminals of users and a storing device manages the print relational apparatus and the users. The storing device stores user information of each user. The managing device includes a user authorizing part, a notification transmitting part and an information changing part. The user authorizing part authorizes, based on use history of the apparatus of each user, the user whose a nonuse period of the apparatus exceeds a predetermined period, as a registration erasure candidate user. The notification transmitting part transmits a registration erasure proposal notification having a proposal to erase registration of the candidate user to the terminal of a management user. The information changing part erases registration of the candidate user by erasing or changing the user information of the candidate user, according to indication inputted by the management user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Nishikai, Takeshi Nakamura, Satoshi Goshima, Dukil Park, Yuichi Obayashi, Takumi Nakamura, Koki Nakajima, Yasuo Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10805482
    Abstract: The remote maintenance server includes a processor that operates as a connection inquiry receiving unit that receives an inquiry from the one or more image forming apparatuses, the inquiry inquiring which connection server to connect, a connection destination selecting unit that selects a connection server as a connection destination in response to the inquiry with reference to the connection management table, the connection destination being a connection server having a smaller number of connections, and a connection information reply sending unit that sends, in reply, connection information to an image forming apparatus, which has sent the inquiry, the connection information being an IP address or FQDN of the connection server selected by the connection destination selecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Nishikai, Takeshi Nakamura, Satoshi Goshima, Dukil Park, Yuichi Obayashi, Takumi Nakamura, Koki Nakajima, Yasuo Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10698642
    Abstract: A remote maintenance server includes a processor that operates as a remote panel function start instruction receiving unit that receives an instruction to start a remote panel function from a user via the user terminal and the user operation server, a relay server determining unit that determines the relay server to be used when executing the remote panel function, a verification information writing unit that writes verification information in the cache server, the verification information being used when the relay server relays connection, and a connection command sending unit that sends a connection command to the image forming apparatus that executes the remote panel function via the connection server, the connection command instructing to connect to the relay server to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Nishikai, Takeshi Nakamura, Satoshi Goshima, Dukil Park, Yuichi Obayashi, Takumi Nakamura, Koki Nakajima, Yasuo Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20200019350
    Abstract: A managing device used in an apparatus managing system including a print relational apparatus, terminals of users and a storing device manages the print relational apparatus and the users. The storing device stores user information of each user. The managing device includes a user authorizing part, a notification transmitting part and an information changing part. The user authorizing part authorizes, based on use history of the apparatus of each user, the user whose a nonuse period of the apparatus exceeds a predetermined period, as a registration erasure candidate user. The notification transmitting part transmits a registration erasure proposal notification having a proposal to erase registration of the candidate user to the terminal of a management user. The information changing part erases registration of the candidate user by erasing or changing the user information of the candidate user, according to indication inputted by the management user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki NISHIKAI, Takeshi NAKAMURA, Satoshi GOSHIMA, Dukil PARK, Yuichi OBAYASHI, Takumi NAKAMURA, Koki NAKAJIMA, Yasuo NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190391769
    Abstract: A remote maintenance server includes a processor that operates as a remote panel function start instruction receiving unit that receives an instruction to start a remote panel function from a user via the user terminal and the user operation server, a relay server determining unit that determines the relay server to be used when executing the remote panel function, a verification information writing unit that writes verification information in the cache server, the verification information being used when the relay server relays connection, and a connection command sending unit that sends a connection command to the image forming apparatus that executes the remote panel function via the connection server, the connection command instructing to connect to the relay server to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: KAZUKI NISHIKAI, TAKESHI NAKAMURA, SATOSHI GOSHIMA, DUKIL PARK, YUICHI OBAYASHI, TAKUMI NAKAMURA, KOKI NAKAJIMA, YASUO NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190364160
    Abstract: The remote maintenance server includes a processor that operates as a connection inquiry receiving unit that receives an inquiry from the one or more image forming apparatuses, the inquiry inquiring which connection server to connect, a connection destination selecting unit that selects a connection server as a connection destination in response to the inquiry with reference to the connection management table, the connection destination being a connection server having a smaller number of connections, and a connection information reply sending unit that sends, in reply, connection information to an image forming apparatus, which has sent the inquiry, the connection information being an IP address or FQDN of the connection server selected by the connection destination selecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: KAZUKI NISHIKAI, TAKESHI NAKAMURA, SATOSHI GOSHIMA, DUKIL PARK, YUICHI OBAYASHI, TAKUMI NAKAMURA, KOKI NAKAJIMA, YASUO NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190364168
    Abstract: A remote management system includes: a user operation server; a remote maintenance server; and a connection server, the user operation server, the remote maintenance server, and the connection server being connected to each other via a network, the remote maintenance server including a processor that operates as a setting change receiving unit that receives a setting value change instruction for an image forming apparatus from a user via the user operation server, a first setting change detection unit that detects a changed setting value based on the setting value change instruction, a setting change informing unit that informs an administrator and a user-in-charge of the image forming apparatus of the changed setting value, and a setting change command sending unit that sends a command to change setting of the image forming apparatus to the image forming apparatus via the connection server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: KAZUKI NISHIKAI, TAKESHI NAKAMURA, SATOSHI GOSHIMA, DUKIL PARK, YUICHI OBAYASHI, TAKUMI NAKAMURA, KOKI NAKAJIMA, YASUO NAKASHIMA
  • Patent number: 9679150
    Abstract: Provided is a document managing apparatus that can eliminate the complexity of operation related to designation of confidential information, and yet reliably prevents leakage of confidential information. First, a receiving circuit receives target files from a client terminal. Therefore, a file managing circuit manages, of the received target files, a file that is designated as confidential, having been subjected to output restriction, as a confidential designated file. In addition, the file managing circuit manages a file that is not designated as confidential, as a user file. In addition, the file analyzing circuit compares the user file with the confidential designated file. If the content of the user file is similar to the content of the confidential designated file at a rate equal to or higher than a certain value (for example, 80%), the file analyzing circuit applies output restriction to the user file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Nomura, Daisuke Yoshida, Chika Tsuji, Takeshi Nakamura, Yuichi Obayashi, Jumpei Takagi, Katsuhiro Minoru
  • Patent number: 9584673
    Abstract: A device management apparatus includes a communication processing circuit and a service support processing circuit. The communication processing circuit receives device state information transmitted from a first operator. The device state information indicates device state information of the electronic device. The first operator performs solution work to a failure of the electronic device. The service support processing circuit determines a category into which the device state information is classified from the received device state information. The service support processing unit searches a database for a second operator or a candidate for the second operator. The second operator has solved a failure belonging to the determined category. The database stores operator information including a solution result of a failure of each operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Jumpei Takagi, Chika Tsuji, Daisuke Yoshida, Takeshi Nakamura, Takashi Nomura, Yuichi Obayashi, Katsuhiro Minoru
  • Patent number: 9529792
    Abstract: A glossary management device includes a read circuit, a storage circuit, an acquisition circuit, an analysis circuit, a term matching circuit, and a registration circuit. The storage circuit has a storage area for a glossary. The acquisition circuit acquires text data of a document if reading of the document is executed by a user. The analysis circuit performs analysis of the text data acquired by the acquisition circuit to identify a language of the document and parts of speech of text segments in the text data and extracts one or more text segments from the document based on the analysis. The term matching circuit performs matching for each of the extracted text segments against a public dictionary. The registration circuit adds to the glossary, each extracted text segment that does not match any entry term in the public dictionary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Obayashi, Chika Tsuji, Katsuhiro Minoru, Takeshi Nakamura, Takashi Nomura, Jumpei Takagi, Daisuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9473673
    Abstract: A read image capturing system includes a reading device, a read image capturing circuit, and a signature managing circuit. The reading device reads an image from an original document. The read image capturing circuit captures the read image read by the reading device. The signature managing circuit manages a signature image for causing the read image capturing circuit to capture the read image as a signature capturing image for each user. The read image capturing circuit that captures the read image in association with a user who is associated with the signature capturing image by the signature managing circuit, the signature capturing image having a similarity degree with the signature image included in the read image equal to or more than a similarity degree for capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Nomura, Daisuke Yoshida, Takeshi Nakamura, Katsuhiro Minoru, Yuichi Obayashi, Jumpei Takagi, Chika Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20160246771
    Abstract: Provided is a text editing apparatus that makes it unnecessary to reprint a print data. By a communication management part, the print data from a client terminal and a correction candidate list including a correction target and a correction candidate from a data management server are received. By a display management part, the correction candidate list is displayed on a display part. By an operation accepting part (a selection accepting part), it is accepted selection of the correction candidate in the correction candidate list displayed on the display part. By a correction reflecting part, the selected correction candidate is reflected to the print data. By an image formation part, image processing is performed to the print data where the correction candidate is reflected by the correction reflecting part. Then, it is outputted to a printer part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Chika TSUJI, Daisuke YOSHIDA, Takashi NOMURA, Yuichi OBAYASHI, Jumpei TAKAGI, Katsuhiro MINORU, Takeshi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160092436
    Abstract: A glossary management device includes a read circuit, a storage circuit, an acquisition circuit, an analysis circuit, a term matching circuit, and a registration circuit. The storage circuit has a storage area for a glossary. The acquisition circuit acquires text data of a document if reading of the document is executed by a user. The analysis circuit performs analysis of the text data acquired by the acquisition circuit to identify a language of the document and parts of speech of text segments in the text data and extracts one or more text segments from the document based on the analysis. The term matching circuit performs matching for each of the extracted text segments against a public dictionary. The registration circuit adds to the glossary, each extracted text segment that does not match any entry term in the public dictionary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi OBAYASHI, Chika TSUJI, Katsuhiro MINORU, Takeshi NAKAMURA, Takashi NOMURA, Jumpei TAKAGI, Daisuke YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20160065787
    Abstract: A read image capturing system includes a reading device, a read image capturing circuit, and a signature managing circuit. The reading device reads an image from an original document. The read image capturing circuit captures the read image read by the reading device. The signature managing circuit manages a signature image for causing the read image capturing circuit to capture the read image as a signature capturing image for each user. The read image capturing circuit that captures the read image in association with a user who is associated with the signature capturing image by the signature managing circuit, the signature capturing image having a similarity degree with the signature image included in the read image equal to or more than a similarity degree for capture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Takashi Nomura, Daisuke Yoshida, Takeshi Nakamura, Katsuhiro Minoru, Yuichi Obayashi, Jumpei Takagi, Chika Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20160062293
    Abstract: A device management apparatus includes an information acquisition circuit, a supply target setting circuit, a supply time prediction circuit, and a simultaneous supply target setting circuit. The supply target setting circuit sets the expendables in a supply requiring time as a supply target of the replenishing or replacement. The supply time prediction circuit predicts a supply requiring time for an expendable other than the supply target of the plurality of expendables based on the acquired information. The simultaneous supply target setting circuit sets the expendable the predicted supply requiring time of which is within a range of a specific identical time period to the supply requiring time for the supply target as a simultaneous supply target. The simultaneous supply target is replenishing or replacement to be supplied to the identical supply destination together with the replenishing or replacement to be supplied to the supply target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Takeshi Nakamura, Daisuke Yoshida, Takashi Nomura, Yuichi Obayashi, Chika Tsuji, Jumpei Takagi, Katsuhiro Minoru