Patents Assigned to PFU Limited
  • Patent number: 10277614
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided with: a comparison unit that compares a communication by a terminal connected to a network with a pattern held in advance; a specification unit that specifies an evaluated value indicating a degree to which it is inferred that the terminal is used to conduct unauthorized activity, and a phase of unauthorized activity, in accordance with a comparison result; a holding unit that holds a maximum value of the evaluated value, for each phase, and for each terminal; and a determination unit that determines whether or not the terminal is used to conduct unauthorized activity, based on the maximum value of the evaluated value for each of the phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Koide, Keiji Michine
  • Patent number: 10275439
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, display method, and control program, which can improve usability for a user when the user utilizes a business form using the information processing device. The information processing device includes an operation module for receiving an input by a user, a display module, and a display control module for, according to an input by a user using the operation module, switching and displaying, on the display module, a first display image where item input fields are placed respectively at a plurality of item entry positions in an image that represents a business form and a second display image where the item input fields and information that indicates items to be input in the item input fields are placed alongside without displaying the image that represents the business form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke Mizuno, Kazuya Maeda
  • Patent number: 10270653
    Abstract: There is provided a network security device comprising: a processor programmed to: identify a terminal for which communication is to be blocked; detect Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) request information which is requesting a DHCP server to allocate an IP address; send out a message meaning that the IP address requested by the DHCP request information is unusable; and transmit, if the detected DHCP request information is sent by the identified terminal, DHCP release information for releasing the IP address requested by this DHCP request information to the DHCP server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinya Kishida, Natsuki Kadoya, Toru Nakazono
  • Patent number: 10263975
    Abstract: A network monitoring device including: a communication acquiring unit which acquires communication before the communication reaches an opposite party's terminal; a protocol analyzing unit which identifies a message for session establishment by analyzing a protocol of the acquired communication, the message being included in the communication and including a digital certificate of a communication partner in a session to be kept confidential; a certificate extracting unit which extracts a digital certificate from the identified message for session establishment; and an inspecting unit which inspects the extracted digital certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Kobayashi, Seigo Terada
  • Patent number: 10263743
    Abstract: The present disclosure receives a frame where an identification data packet of a predetermined standard that identifies the frame from a head of the frame by a predetermined period is arranged via a network, writes the identification data packet, a video data packet, and an ancillary data packet in a buffer having a predetermined size so that the identification data packet is arranged at a head of the buffer, reads the identification data packet, the video data packet, and the ancillary data packet from the head of the buffer, converts the video data packet into video data and converts the ancillary data packet into ancillary data, multiplexes the video data and the ancillary data, and outputs video/ancillary data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Kidamura, Takashi Oki
  • Patent number: 10257093
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a first analyzing unit which estimates whether or not a protocol related to a communication flow is a first protocol set in advance by analyzing, each time data is received, the data in accordance with characteristics of the first protocol; and a second analyzing unit which estimates whether or not the protocol related to the communication flow is a second protocol set in advance by analyzing, each time data belonging to the communication flow is received, the data in accordance with characteristics of the second protocol regardless of a result of analysis by the first analyzing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Koide, Seigo Terada
  • Patent number: 10247546
    Abstract: An image processing system, an imager, an area detection method, and a computer program easily and highly accurately detecting an area where a target object exists in an image acquired by imaging the target object are provided. The image processing system includes a projector for projecting a projection image having a stripe pattern or a grid pattern toward a target object, and an imager for imaging a target object on which the projection image is projected, and the imager includes an input image obtaining module for obtaining an input image acquired by imaging a target object on which the projection image is projected, a height information calculator for calculating height information of each pixel in the input image by using the input image, and a target object area detector for detecting a target object area where the target object exists in the input image, based on the height information of each pixel in the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuki Matsuda, Mitsuru Nishikawa, Masaya Takamori
  • Patent number: 10230867
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an edge pixel extractor for extracting an edge pixel from an input image, an end pixel extractor for extracting an end pixel in the input image, an edge pixel addition module for adding the end pixel extracted by the end pixel extractor as an edge pixel based on a pixel value of a pixel located within a first range from the end pixel, a straight line extractor for extracting straight lines from the edge pixel extracted by the edge pixel extractor and the end pixel added as an edge pixel by the edge pixel addition module, and a rectangle region detector for detecting a rectangle region from the extracted straight lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomoaki Wada
  • Patent number: 10196222
    Abstract: A document conveying apparatus includes a light source, a disk including a plurality of slits spaced apart with a predetermined interval in a rotation direction of the disk, which rotates in the rotation direction with a rotation speed as a document is conveyed, a light reception element provided at a position facing the light source with the disk interposed therebetween, a first signal generator for generating a first signal in accordance with light received by the light reception element, a second signal generator for generating a second signal obtained by removing, from the first signal, a noise component according to the rotation speed of the disk, and a controller for determining whether a document is conveyed by comparing the second signal with a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventor: Masaaki Sakai
  • Patent number: 10200553
    Abstract: A document conveying apparatus includes a first conveying roller for conveying a document stacked on the document tray, a second conveying roller, provided at a downstream side with respect to the first conveying roller, for conveying a document stacked on the document tray, a separation roller, provided at a downstream side with respect to the second conveying roller, for performing separation operation of the document, a driving force transmission mechanism for transmitting the driving force to a driving shaft of the first conveying roller, a driving shaft of the second conveying roller, and a driving shaft of the separation roller, and a first blocking mechanism, provided between the first conveying roller and the driving shaft of the first conveying roller, for blocking a driving force transmitted to the driving shaft of the first conveying roller, for a first certain period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takayuki Umi
  • Patent number: 10189662
    Abstract: A medium supplying apparatus includes a control unit. The control unit executes: a first control in which, in a case where a double feed detecting sensor detects a double feed of media, rotation drive of a separator roller is stopped, and a retard roller is caused to convey the media to an upstream side in a conveying direction; and a second control in which, after the execution of the first control, the rotation drive of the separator roller is restarted, and, in a case where the double feed detecting sensor detects a double feed of the media, a conveying load applied is set to be higher than that at the time of detecting the double feed before the execution of the first control, the rotation drive of the separator roller is stopped, and the retard roller is caused to convey the media to the upstream side in the conveying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PFU Limited
    Inventor: Shigeharu Okano
  • Publication number: 20180332061
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus specifies the phase of activity of a terminal connected to a network by comparing a communication by the terminal with a previously held pattern, specifies the type of behavior of the terminal in relation to a first communication and a second communication, by correlation analysis between a first phase specified based on the first communication of the terminal and a second phase specified based on the second communication which is conducted before or after the first communication, and classifies the unauthorized activity of the terminal based on the specified type of behavior when determination is made that the terminal is used to conduct unauthorized activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Seigo Terada, Keiji Michine
  • Patent number: 10128610
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a socket which is placed in the housing and includes a first protruding member having a first terminal connectable to a first connector and a second connector, a second protruding member having a second terminal connectable to the second connector, and one recess which is formed around the first protruding member and the second protruding member and between the first protruding member and the second protruding member, and a tilt restraining member configured to restrain the first connector fitted with the first protruding member from tilting toward the second protruding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaya Takamori, Shigeru Yonemura
  • Patent number: 10116834
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image capturing module for capturing an image of a document, a light source, a movable light reflecting surface having a white color, a driving module for moving the light reflecting surface into a first position at which the light reflecting surface reflects light from the light source and a second position at which the light reflecting surface does not reflect light from the light source, and a control module for controlling the driving module to move the light reflecting surface. The control module determines the second position by moving the light reflecting surface by a predetermined quantity from the first position determined based on an image obtained by the image capturing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shogo Yoshita, Wataru Tamura
  • Patent number: 10102095
    Abstract: There is provided a peripheral management system including a client terminal which a peripheral can be connected to and a management device which manages the peripheral, wherein: the client terminal comprises: a detection unit configured to detect an operating state of the connected peripheral; and a notification unit configured to notify the management device of the operating state detected by the detection unit at a predetermined communication interval; the management device comprises a storage unit configured to store the operating state of the peripheral notified by the notification unit; and the notification unit of the client terminal communicates with the management device at a longer communication interval than that when the peripheral to be managed is connected to the client terminal, when the peripheral to be managed is not connected to the client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahito Sakui, Yoshinobu Araya
  • Patent number: 10087031
    Abstract: A paper ejection tray assembly for ejecting paper in an ejecting direction in an image reading device includes a tray body including a stacking surface for stacking an ejected paper, and a pair of movable ribs which are arranged a predetermined distance apart from each other in a direction perpendicular to the ejection direction of the paper and which project out from the stacking surface of the tray body at least when paper is ejected from an ejection slot, the pair of ribs respectively have first inclined surfaces with heights from the stacking surface gradually becoming higher from the downstream side toward the upstream side of the ejection direction of the paper so as to guide the paper ejected from the ejection slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shota Otsuka, Hideaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 10049264
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a page-turned bound medium is read continuously to acquire images, it is determined whether there is any image without the appearance of a foreign object out of the images corresponding to the same page, when it is determined that there is any image without the appearance of the foreign object, the image without the appearance of the foreign object is acquired as an output image, and when it is determined that there is not any image without the appearance of the foreign object, the images corresponding to the same page are combined to acquire the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventor: Akira Iwayama
  • Patent number: 10049291
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, an image-processing apparatus identifies for each gradation value a connected component of pixels of not less than or not more than the gradation value neighboring and connected to each other in an input image, thereby generating hierarchical structure data of a hierarchical structure including the connected component, extracts based on the hierarchical structure data a connected component satisfying character likelihood as a character-like region, acquires a threshold value of binarization used exclusively for the character-like region, acquires a corrected region where the character-like region is binarized, acquires a background where a gradation value of a pixel included in a region of the input image other than the corrected region is changed to a gradation value for a background, and acquires a binary image data of a binary image composed of the corrected region and the background region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuru Nishikawa, Kiyoto Kosaka
  • Patent number: D839955
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Motoshi Shibuya, Satoshi Kuroda, Masashi Matsumoto, Masao Takayama
  • Patent number: D844004
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shoya Ishida, Satoshi Kuroda, Keisuke Kokuma