Patents by Inventor Yuji Kawamura

Yuji Kawamura 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: 10764467
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a determination part that performs an accomplishment determination process which is a process of determining whether or not a job is accomplishable prior to a billing process using a pre-billing method which is a billing method of billing for execution of the job before completion of the job; and a decision part that decides whether or not to perform the billing process based on the determination result of the accomplishment determination process, wherein the decision part decides that the billing process is to be performed for the execution of the job when it is determined that the job is accomplishable, and decides that the billing process is not to be performed for the execution of the job when it is determined that the job is not accomplishable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuji Kawamura, Yoichi Kurumasa, Takatsugu Kuno
  • Publication number: 20200213556
    Abstract: A video output controlling apparatus and a video output controlling method that can reduce the possibility that a video for which encryption is required may be outputted in a non-encrypted state are provided. A first acceptance unit (40) accepts a video and an encryption necessity signal indicative of whether or not encryption of the video is required via a first route. A second acceptance unit (44) accept a control signal via a second route different from the first route. A video conversion unit (46) converts, in accordance with the control signal, the video accepted by the first acceptance unit (40) into one of a video that is different in a format from that of the video and is in an encrypted state and a video that is different in a format from that of the video and is not in an encrypted state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Koji YANABA, Kousuke YOSHIMURA, Yuji KAWAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200106917
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a determination part that performs an accomplishment determination process which is a process of determining whether or not a job is accomplishable prior to a billing process using a pre-billing method which is a billing method of billing for execution of the job before completion of the job; and a decision part that decides whether or not to perform the billing process based on the determination result of the accomplishment determination process, wherein the decision part decides that the billing process is to be performed for the execution of the job when it is determined that the job is accomplishable, and decides that the billing process is not to be performed for the execution of the job when it is determined that the job is not accomplishable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuji KAWAMURA, Yoichi KURUMASA, Takatsugu KUNO
  • Publication number: 20200081094
    Abstract: A light scanning device (10) includes a light source (110), a light receiving circuit (120), an optical system (130), and a control unit (140). The optical system (130) directs emission light emitted from the light source (110) to the outside. The optical system (130) directs reflection light of an emission light from an object positioned outside the light scanning device (10) to a light receiving element provided in the light receiving circuit (120). The control unit (140) executes a process of reducing electric charges accumulated in the light receiving element provided in the light receiving circuit (120) in a period determined based on an emission timing of the emission light of the light scanning device (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Junichi FURUKAWA, Yuji KAWAMURA, Shogo MIYANABE
  • Publication number: 20190324696
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a plurality of trays in which sheets are set; a printer; and a hardware processor that determines a first tray, which is one tray of the plurality of trays, in preference to a second tray, which is another tray of the plurality of trays, among the plurality of trays as a feed source tray feeding the sheets to the printer in a state where first sheets of which types are determined are set in the first tray as the sheets, second sheets of which types are not determined are set in the second tray as the sheets, and both the first and second sheets are capable of satisfying a condition allowing an image to be printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsuda, Yusuke Mikoshiba, Tatsunori Okada, Yoshikazu Takesada, Yuji Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20190273832
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that executes a previously provided application, includes a displayer that causes a display to display a web page corresponding to a screen design of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kurumasa, Yuji Kawamura, Hideyuki Matsuda, Masayuki Ito, Atsushi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10341525
    Abstract: The image forming system includes an image forming apparatus and a communication terminal. When it is detected that an operation is being performed onto an input unit of the image forming apparatus while the image forming apparatus is connected to the communication terminal, the image forming apparatus is configured to perform a first notification to notify the communication terminal that an operation is being performed onto the input unit. When the image forming apparatus performs the first notification, the communication terminal is configured to perform a second notification corresponding to the first notification in the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shohei Ichiyama, Takeshi Hibino, Hideyuki Hashimoto, Yuji Kawamura, Yukina Hisada
  • Patent number: 10326892
    Abstract: A remote support system includes: an image processing apparatus; an information terminal apparatus; and an information processing apparatus serving for remote support. The image processing apparatus and the information terminal apparatus operate in sync with each other. Either or both of the image processing apparatus and the information terminal apparatus execute the following operations: receiving a synchronous display start command; determining whether or not the image processing apparatus and the information terminal apparatus are operating in sync with each other; obtaining first screen information on the image processing apparatus and second screen information on the information terminal apparatus if the image processing apparatus and the information terminal apparatus are operating in sync with each other; and transmitting the first and second screen information to the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Kawamura, Masayuki Ito, Takeshi Hibino
  • Patent number: 10289352
    Abstract: A print instruction device that issues a print instruction with first connection processing or second connection processing to an image forming apparatus including a printer, and a post-processor capable of performing both the first connection processing and the second connection processing, after printing on a plurality of recording media by the printer, the print instruction device includes: a display; and a hardware processor that: determines whether the document to be printed of which the printed matter is to be connected by the post-processor falls under a preset condition to perform the second connection processing; and displays, on the display, display prompting setting the second connection processing as connection processing after or before print setting with the first connection processing is performed, when the document to be printed is determined to fall under the preset condition to perform the second connection processing by the hardware processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Kawamura, Masayuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10271007
    Abstract: A video output apparatus that outputs video data in a first format to a conversion apparatus that converts and outputs the received data in the first format into data in a second format. The conversion apparatus sequentially outputs a blank signal, a vertical synchronization signal, and a blank signal. The video output apparatus includes a frame image data output unit that outputs the first frame image data to the conversion apparatus, a blank signal output unit that outputs a blank signal to the conversion apparatus, and a trigger signal output unit that outputs, to the conversion apparatus, a trigger signal to be converted into a vertical synchronization signal by the conversion apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Koji Yanaba, Kousuke Yoshimura, Yuji Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20180373471
    Abstract: A print instruction device that issues a print instruction with first connection processing or second connection processing to an image forming apparatus including a printer, and a post-processor capable of performing both the first connection processing and the second connection processing, after printing on a plurality of recording media by the printer, the print instruction device includes: a display; and a hardware processor that: determines whether the document to be printed of which the printed matter is to be connected by the post-processor falls under a preset condition to perform the second connection processing; and displays, on the display, display prompting setting the second connection processing as connection processing after or before print setting with the first connection processing is performed, when the document to be printed is determined to fall under the preset condition to perform the second connection processing by the hardware processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji KAWAMURA, Masayuki ITO
  • Patent number: 10146523
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided. Firmware customized for a user who uses the image processing apparatus has been installed in advance in the image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus has a hardware processor configured to monitor a condition of use of the image processing apparatus and determine whether or not the monitored condition of use is a condition of use adapted to the customized firmware, and to perform processing for updating to the latest standard firmware when it is determined that the monitored condition of use departs from the condition of use adapted to the customized firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuji Kawamura, Yoichi Kurumasa, Mie Kawabata, Kentaro Nagatani, Jun Kunioka, Hiroshi Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20180338112
    Abstract: A video output apparatus that outputs video data in a first format to a conversion apparatus that converts and outputs the received data in the first format into data in a second format. The conversion apparatus sequentially outputs a blank signal, a vertical synchronization signal, and a blank signal. The video output apparatus includes a frame image data output unit that outputs the first frame image data to the conversion apparatus, a blank signal output unit that outputs a blank signal to the conversion apparatus, and a trigger signal output unit that outputs, to the conversion apparatus, a trigger signal to be converted into a vertical synchronization signal by the conversion apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Koji Yanaba, Kousuke Yoshimura, Yuji Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10063722
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a controller configured to switch a display mode of a menu screen for setting between a first display mode and a second display mode. On a menu screen of the first display mode, the controller (i) determines as display object function buttons a part of function buttons of a plurality of function buttons used to call up each of detailed settings screens each related to each of a plurality of functions provided in the image forming apparatus, (ii) displays the display object function buttons to be arranged in a row in a predetermined direction, and (iii) changes and displays the display object function buttons according to a scroll operation performed by a user. On a menu screen of the second display mode, the controller displays at least a part of function buttons of the plurality of function buttons to be arranged in a grid-like manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugiura, Yuji Kawamura, Yoichi Kurumasa, Jun Kunioka, Mie Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20180191917
    Abstract: A remote support system includes: an image processing apparatus; an information terminal apparatus; and an information processing apparatus serving for remote support. The image processing apparatus and the information terminal apparatus operate in sync with each other. Either or both of the image processing apparatus and the information terminal apparatus execute the following operations: receiving a synchronous display start command; determining whether or not the image processing apparatus and the information terminal apparatus are operating in sync with each other; obtaining first screen information on the image processing apparatus and second screen information on the information terminal apparatus if the image processing apparatus and the information terminal apparatus are operating in sync with each other; and transmitting the first and second screen information to the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Kawamura, Masayuki Ito, Takeshi Hibino
  • Patent number: 10009490
    Abstract: An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus and a communication terminal. The image forming apparatus communicates with the communication terminal and includes an operation panel that displays a first display screen and accepts an operation of inputting information, and a hardware processor. The communication terminal communicates with the image forming apparatus, displays a second display screen, and accepts input of information and includes a central processing unit (CPU) that notifies the input of the information to the image forming apparatus. The communication terminal transmits the information input in the input device to the image forming apparatus, and the hardware processor determines whether the status of the operation panel is a status that accepts the operation, and upon the status of the operation panel being the status that accepts the operation, switches the first display screen to a screen that accepts the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shohei Ichiyama, Takeshi Hibino, Hideyuki Hashimoto, Yuji Kawamura, Yukina Hisada
  • Patent number: 9986107
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus capable of being remotely operated by a mobile terminal includes: a specification unit configured to specify an image to be displayed on the mobile terminal as an operation image for the image forming apparatus; an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on the number of display units of the mobile terminal; a decision unit configured to, when a plurality of images is specified as the operation images and the number of the display units of the mobile terminal is recognized as two or more, make a first decision that at least two of the plurality of images are to be displayed on at least two of the two or more display units of the mobile terminal; and a transmission unit configured to transmit a display instruction based on the first decision to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kurumasa, Yuji Kawamura, Mie Kawabata, Kentaro Nagatani, Jun Kunioka, Hiroshi Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20170142268
    Abstract: An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus and a communication terminal. The image forming apparatus communicates with the communication terminal and includes an operation panel that displays a first display screen and accepts an operation of inputting information, and a hardware processor. The communication terminal communicates with the image forming apparatus, displays a second display screen, and accepts input of information and includes a central processing unit (CPU) that notifies the input of the information to the image forming apparatus. The communication terminal transmits the information input in the input device to the image forming apparatus, and the hardware processor determines whether the status of the operation panel is a status that accepts the operation, and upon the status of the operation panel being the status that accepts the operation, switches the first display screen to a screen that accepts the operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shohei Ichiyama, Takeshi Hibino, Hideyuki Hashimoto, Yuji Kawamura, Yukina Hisada
  • Publication number: 20170085744
    Abstract: The image forming system includes an image forming apparatus and a communication terminal. When it is detected that an operation is being performed onto an input unit of the image forming apparatus while the image forming apparatus is connected to the communication terminal, the image forming apparatus is configured to perform a first notification to notify the communication terminal that an operation is being performed onto the input unit. When the image forming apparatus performs the first notification, the communication terminal is configured to perform a second notification corresponding to the first notification in the communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shohei ICHIYAMA, Takeshi HIBINO, Hideyuki HASHIMOTO, Yuji KAWAMURA, Yukina HISADA
  • Patent number: 9586297
    Abstract: A vehicle body component mounting system is provided with, along a conveyance path for a vehicle body, an upstream component mounting work area using a cell production system, a central component mounting work area in which the vehicle body is conveyed by an overhead conveyor, and a downstream component mounting work area using the cell production system in this order. Components other than principal components are mounted to the vehicle body using the cell production system. The cell production system is adaptable by increasing the number of component boxes, and thus an increase in the length of the line is prevented. The increase in the length of the line is prevented by using a line production system as a base and also using the cell production system as a part thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Kozasa, Katsuyoshi Tsutsumida, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Tomonori Iwasaki, Katsutoshi Ebana, Gentoku Fujii, Yoshiki Asano, Yoshio Nagasawa, Kenji Tatsuda, Hitoshi Suzukawa, Koichi Sano, Mamoru Miyamura, Kunihiko Oba, Yuji Kawamura, Tadao Kurosawa, Yohei Yamada