08498912 cites 35 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
13/411000
Publication Number
8498912 (B2)
Application Date
March 2, 2012
Publication Date
July 30, 2013
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
JM
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
G06Q 30/04
G06K 15/00
G06Q 40/02
G06Q 40/00
G07B 17/00
G07F 19/00
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