Patents by Inventor Yuki Asai

Yuki Asai 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: 10366216
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus is an authorization device that gives authority to use of the image forming apparatus. To the host user, the authority to use of the image forming apparatus is given. The image forming apparatus evaluates depth of a relationship between a host user and a guest user different from the host user, on a service used by a plurality of users. Based on the evaluation results, the image forming apparatus gives the authority to use of the image forming apparatus to the guest user. This makes it possible to provide an authorization device capable of improving convenience while securing security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Junichi Hase, Yuki Asai
  • Patent number: 10230871
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus to which a plurality of users can log in includes: a display unit configured to display an image; and a display controller configured to display personal region images corresponding to the respective users in a plurality of personal display regions at different positions in a display face of the display unit, display common images in the same common display region among the users in the display face of the display unit, and display images of data acquired on the authority to access of a corresponding user in the personal display regions to be movable, respectively, wherein when any of the users logs out, the display controller finishes displaying the image arranged in the personal display region among the data acquired on the authority to access of the user who logs out, and continues to display the image arranged in the common display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Takahashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Kaitaku Ozawa, Masami Yamada, Yuji Okamoto, Yuki Asai, Yasutaka Ito
  • Publication number: 20180330066
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus is an authorization device that gives authority to use of the image forming apparatus. To the host user, the authority to use of the image forming apparatus is given. The image forming apparatus evaluates depth of a relationship between a host user and a guest user different from the host user, on a service used by a plurality of users. Based on the evaluation results, the image forming apparatus gives the authority to use of the image forming apparatus to the guest user. This makes it possible to provide an authorization device capable of improving convenience while securing security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Junichi HASE, Yuki ASAI
  • Patent number: 10069990
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a main processor configured to process packets received by a wired LAN module and a wireless LAN module in a normal state and a sub processor configured to process packets received by the wired LAN module and the wireless LAN module in place of the main processor in a first power saving state in which supply of electric power to the main processor is stopped. In the first power saving state, the sub processor is configured to process a packet received by the wired LAN module by using a first combination of a MAC address and an IP address and to process a packet received by the wireless LAN module by using a second combination of a MAC address and an IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masami Yamada, Katsuhiko Akita, Kaitaku Ozawa, Yuji Okamoto, Yuki Asai, Kenichi Takahashi, Yasutaka Ito
  • Patent number: 10003707
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display unit that displays a preview image of a document on a preview screen during login of a first user, a communication controller that receives a job from an external device, a determination unit that determines whether the job received from the external device is a specific type of job, and a display controller that controls display on the preview screen. When the specific type of job is received during display of the preview screen, the display controller assumes a predetermined degree or more of possibility that a second user different from the first user may approach the apparatus, and performs at least one of first display control where the preview image is automatically hidden on the preview screen and second display control where a non-display button for hiding the preview image according to a user operation is displayed on the preview screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kaitaku Ozawa, Katsuhiko Akita, Yuji Okamoto, Masami Yamada, Yuki Asai, Kenichi Takahashi, Yasutaka Ito
  • Publication number: 20180157855
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for a public key cryptography-based system using an IC card comprises: a job execution portion that executes a job given by a user; an IC card reader that accesses the IC card; a first calculator that estimates the number of IC card processes when the job execution portion executes the job, the IC card processes to be performed in the job, the IC card processes requiring the IC card reader to access the IC card; and a notification portion that provides to the user a notification that more than one IC card process is to be performed if the estimation by the first calculator results in more than one IC card process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Junichi HASE, Yuki Asai
  • Patent number: 9866407
    Abstract: A cloud server acquires a stop period indicating a period during which a management server refrains from providing services; transmits connection requests to said management server if not in the stop period; establishes first communication session when establishment requests including the same address information as address information of connection destination included in the connection request are received from a relay device receiving connection requests forwarded from the management server after transmission of connection requests; transmits jobs to a control target device via first communication session; after first communication session is established, in response to acquisition of result of jobs executed by the control target device, if in the stop period, disconnects first communication session after the stop period finished; and if jobs are generated in the stop period, transmits to the control target device jobs generated in the stop period, via first communication session established before the sto
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuhara, Hirokazu Kubota, Kazuya Anezaki, Daisuke Sakiyama, Yuki Asai, Satoshi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20170279997
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display unit that displays a preview image of a document on a preview screen during login of a first user, a communication controller that receives a job from an external device, a determination unit that determines whether the job received from the external device is a specific type of job, and a display controller that controls display on the preview screen. When the specific type of job is received during display of the preview screen, the display controller assumes a predetermined degree or more of possibility that a second user different from the first user may approach the apparatus, and performs at least one of first display control where the preview image is automatically hidden on the preview screen and second display control where a non-display button for hiding the preview image according to a user operation is displayed on the preview screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaitaku OZAWA, Katsuhiko AKITA, Yuji OKAMOTO, Masami YAMADA, Yuki ASAI, Kenichi TAKAHASHI, Yasutaka ITO
  • Patent number: 9762756
    Abstract: A communication system includes a plurality of communication relay apparatuses relaying communication between the plurality of devices provided inside a LAN and an external server provided outside the LAN. A first communication relay apparatus performs a device search process of searching the LAN for a device, acquires information on a first management target device which is a device whose communication relay process is managed by a second communication relay apparatus, and determines a second management target device which is a device whose communication relay process is managed by the first communication relay apparatus. The first communication relay apparatus determines the second management target device after removing at least partial duplication of the second management target device and the first management target device, by excluding at least some of the first management target device from two or more devices which are retrieved in the device search process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Anezaki, Hirokazu Kubota, Kenji Matsuhara, Satoshi Masuda, Daisuke Sakiyama, Yuki Asai
  • Publication number: 20170257504
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a main processor configured to process packets received by a wired LAN module and a wireless LAN module in a normal state and a sub processor configured to process packets received by the wired LAN module and the wireless LAN module in place of the main processor in a first power saving state in which supply of electric power to the main processor is stopped. In the first power saving state, the sub processor is configured to process a packet received by the wired LAN module by using a first combination of a MAC address and an IP address and to process a packet received by the wireless LAN module by using a second combination of a MAC address and an IP address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masami Yamada, Katsuhiko Akita, Kaitaku Ozawa, Yuji Okamoto, Yuki Asai, Kenichi Takahashi, Yasutaka Ito
  • Publication number: 20170244863
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus to which a plurality of users can log in includes: a display unit configured to display an image; and a display controller configured to display personal region images corresponding to the respective users in a plurality of personal display regions at different positions in a display face of the display unit, display common images in the same common display region among the users in the display face of the display unit, and display images of data acquired on the authority to access of a corresponding user in the personal display regions to be movable, respectively, wherein when any of the users logs out, the display controller finishes displaying the image arranged in the personal display region among the data acquired on the authority to access of the user who logs out, and continues to display the image arranged in the common display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Takahashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Kaitaku Ozawa, Masami Yamada, Yuji Okamoto, Yuki Asai, Yasutaka Ito
  • Patent number: 9686431
    Abstract: A communication system includes a cloud server, a management server, a gateway-enabled device, and a printing apparatus, and these are connected to each other. The gateway-enabled device includes a mode switch that wakes up the device from power saving mode when a HTTP tunneling request is received from the cloud server via a second requesting portion of the management server, a tunneling portion that accesses the cloud server by HTTP tunneling if the request is received via a first requesting portion of the management server during normal operation mode or that does the same after back to normal operation mode if the request is received via the second requesting portion by a method allowing waking up from power saving mode, a receiver that receives a print job from the cloud server having being accessed by HTTP tunneling, and a transfer portion that transfers the print job to the printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuya Anezaki, Hirokazu Kubota, Kenji Matsuhara, Satoshi Masuda, Yuki Asai
  • Publication number: 20160366292
    Abstract: A communication system includes a plurality of communication relay apparatuses relaying communication between the plurality of devices provided inside a LAN and an external server provided outside the LAN. A first communication relay apparatus performs a device search process of searching the LAN for a device, acquires information on a first management target device which is a device whose communication relay process is managed by a second communication relay apparatus, and determines a second management target device which is a device whose communication relay process is managed by the first communication relay apparatus. The first communication relay apparatus determines the second management target device after removing at least partial duplication of the second management target device and the first management target device, by excluding at least some of the first management target device from two or more devices which are retrieved in the device search process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Anezaki, Hirokazu Kubota, Kenji Matsuhara, Satoshi Masuda, Daisuke Sakiyama, Yuki Asai
  • Publication number: 20160156484
    Abstract: A cloud server acquires a stop period indicating a period during which a management server refrains from providing services; transmits connection requests to said management server if not in the stop period; establishes first communication session when establishment requests including the same address information as address information of connection destination included in the connection request are received from a relay device receiving connection requests forwarded from the management server after transmission of connection requests; transmits jobs to a control target device via first communication session; after first communication session is established, in response to acquisition of result of jobs executed by the control target device, if in the stop period, disconnects first communication session after the stop period finished; and if jobs are generated in the stop period, transmits to the control target device jobs generated in the stop period, via first communication session established before the sto
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji MATSUHARA, Hirokazu KUBOTA, Kazuya ANEZAKI, Daisuke SAKIYAMA, Yuki ASAI, Satoshi MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20160150112
    Abstract: A communication system includes a cloud server, a management server, a gateway-enabled device, and a printing apparatus, and these are connected to each other. The gateway-enabled device includes a mode switch that wakes up the device from power saving mode when a HTTP tunneling request is received from the cloud server via a second requesting portion of the management server, a tunneling portion that accesses the cloud server by HTTP tunneling if the request is received via a first requesting portion of the management server during normal operation mode or that does the same after back to normal operation mode if the request is received via the second requesting portion by a method allowing waking up from power saving mode, a receiver that receives a print job from the cloud server having being accessed by HTTP tunneling, and a transfer portion that transfers the print job to the printing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuya ANEZAKI, Hirokazu KUBOTA, Kenji MATSUHARA, Satoshi MASUDA, Yuki ASAI
  • Patent number: 9313369
    Abstract: A shared data managing device is provided which manages shared data by setting an access right on a first user account basis. The first user account has a first identifier and first user information on a first user receiving a first service. The device includes an obtaining portion for obtaining, from a service providing system for a second service, a second identifier of a second user account used for the second service and second user information on a second user; a pairing portion for making a pair of the first identifier and the second identifier of the first user account and the second user account that are common in the first user information and the second user information; and a transmission portion for sending, to the service providing system, the shared data, the pair made, and the access right on a first user account basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shuji Yoneda, Kenichi Takahashi, Kaitaku Ozawa, Nobuhiro Mishima, Masami Yamada, Yuki Asai
  • Patent number: 9311035
    Abstract: A print system includes a print server and a plurality of image forming apparatuses. The print server externally receives a print job, extracts a print job that includes user identification information included in a download request received from any of the image forming apparatuses, transmits the print job to an image forming apparatus that transmits the download request, detects a progress status of the print job executed by a first image forming apparatus that receives the print job, detects the print job transmitted to the first image forming apparatus as a job in progress in response to reception of a download request from a second image forming apparatus, splits the job in progress into a first split job and a second split job, transmits the second split job to the second image forming apparatus, and transmits an end command to the first image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenro Hama, Katsuhiko Akita, Daisuke Sakiyama, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Kazusei Takahashi, Yuki Asai, Takeshi Maekawa, Yuji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20160041798
    Abstract: A printing system includes: a printing apparatus; a portable terminal device; and a server, which are connectable to each other, the printing apparatus including a profile creation unit, and a transmission unit, the portable terminal device including a display unit, a transfer request unit, a transfer unit, and a print instruction unit, the server including a saving unit, a reception unit, and a transmission unit, the printing apparatus further including a reception unit, and a print performing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi MAEKAWA, Katsuhiko AKITA, Kenro HAMA, Toshikazu KAWAGUCHI, Kazusei TAKAHASHI, Daisuke SAKIYAMA, Yuki ASAI, Yuji TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20160011834
    Abstract: A print system includes a print server and a plurality of image forming apparatuses. The print server externally receives a print job, extracts a print job that includes user identification information included in a download request received from any of the image forming apparatuses, transmits the print job to an image forming apparatus that transmits the download request, detects a progress status of the print job executed by a first image forming apparatus that receives the print job, detects the print job transmitted to the first image forming apparatus as a job in progress in response to reception of a download request from a second image forming apparatus, splits the job in progress into a first split job and a second split job, transmits the second split job to the second image forming apparatus, and transmits an end command to the first image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenro HAMA, Katsuhiko AKITA, Daisuke SAKIYAMA, Toshikazu KAWAGUCHI, Kazusei TAKAHASHI, Yuki ASAI, Takeshi MAEKAWA, Yuji TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20140355037
    Abstract: A shared data managing device is provided which manages shared data by setting an access right on a first user account basis. The first user account has a first identifier and first user information on a first user receiving a first service. The device includes an obtaining portion for obtaining, from a service providing system for a second service, a second identifier of a second user account used for the second service and second user information on a second user; a pairing portion for making a pair of the first identifier and the second identifier of the first user account and the second user account that are common in the first user information and the second user information; and a transmission portion for sending, to the service providing system, the shared data, the pair made, and the access right on a first user account basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shuji Yoneda, Kenichi Takahashi, Kaitaku Ozawa, Nobuhiro Mishima, Masami Yamada, Yuki Asai