08156020 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 30 patents.

A charge managing system including an image forming apparatus and a charge managing server is provided. The image forming apparatus includes plural applications each configured for executing a specific process on input data, a counter unit that counts a number of result items output as a result of executing at least one of the applications, a count value storage unit that stores a count value corresponding to the number of result items counted by the counter unit, and a storage area setting unit that secures a plurality of storage areas within the count value storage unit each of which storage areas is configured for storing a corresponding count value obtained for each of the applications. The charge managing server manages charging a fee for using the image forming apparatus based on the corresponding count value stored in each of the storage areas secured for each of the applications.

Title
Charge managing system, image forming apparatus, charge managing server, and image forming method
Application Number
12/123737
Publication Number
8156020 (B2)
Application Date
May 20, 2008
Publication Date
April 10, 2012
Inventor
Kentaroh Murakawa
Kanagawa
JP
Kazumi Hanada
Tokyo
JP
Ryosuke Sako
Kanagawa
JP
Yoshiroh Someya
Kanagawa
JP
Yasushi Ogawa
Kanagawa
JP
Toshiyuki Shimizu
Kanagawa
JP
Nobumitsu Samukawa
Kanagawa
JP
Naoki Wakasugi
Kanagawa
JP
Minoru Sakai
Kanagawa
JP
Minoru Saito
Kanagawa
JP
Hidenao Ubukata
Kanagawa
JP
Chikara Kishi
Kanagawa
JP
Midori Murayama
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt L
Assignee
Ricoh Company
JP
IPC
H04M 15/00
G07F 19/00
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