Patents Assigned to Ricoh Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20180262550
    Abstract: A system including one or more processors and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to receive, via a server, a first real time messaging protocol message from a hub application, the first real time messaging protocol message to control a medical; transmit a device driver command to control the medical device based on the first real time messaging protocol message; receive data from the medical device; and transmit, via the server, the data from the medical device to the hub application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pankaj Wasnik, Maharsh Kapadia, Vipin Namboodiri
  • Publication number: 20180262496
    Abstract: An application delivery controller for improving remote healthcare services is disclosed. The application delivery controller may be configured to provide improved service routing and security. In some implementations, the application delivery controller may receive a service request from a client device. The application delivery controller may determine routing parameters based on a requested service of the service request, authenticate access from the client device based on the requested service, a security zone of the requested service, and a token, and route the requested service to the client device based on the routing parameters and the authenticated access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Vipin Namboodiri, Krishna Prasad Agara Venkatesha Rao
  • Patent number: 10073859
    Abstract: A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a media document that includes media of at least two types (e.g., printed paper as a first medium and digital content and/or web link as a second medium). The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a media document that includes media of at least two types, such as printed paper as a first medium and a digital photograph, digital movie, digital audio file, or web link as a second medium. Furthermore, the MMR system facilitates business methods that take advantage of the combination of a portable electronic device, such as a cellular camera phone, and a paper document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Hull, Berna Erol, Jamey Graham, Peter E. Hart, Dar-Shyang Lee, Kurt Piersol
  • Publication number: 20180253567
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for associating protection data to a video object and verifying the content and source of the video object based on the protection data. A video processing application receives, at a producer, a video object; computes, at the producer, a digital signature based on content of the first video object; adds, at the producer, identification information of the producer to the digital signature of the first video object, the producer being a source of the first video object; transmits the first video object along with the digital signature from the producer to a first consumer; and authenticates, at the first consumer, the content and source of the first video object based on the digital signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Ramya Narasimha
  • Publication number: 20180253491
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for creating, storing, and retrieving a focalized visualization related to a location, an event or a subject of interest. A visualization server receives a query for creating a visualization from a client device, identifies and retrieves one or more segments of a video stream satisfying the query, and generates the visualization based on the one or more segments of the video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Marco Antonio Covarrubias
  • Patent number: 10066119
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles made of polymers using 3D printing. A layer of prepolymer is deposited on a build plate to form a powder bed. The deposited powder bed is heated to about 50° C. to about 170° C. Then, a solution of activating agent is printed on the powder bed in a predetermined pattern, and a stimulus is applied converting the prepolymer to the final polymer. After a predetermined period of time, sequential layers are printed to provide the three-dimensional article. The three-dimensional object can be cured to produce the three-dimensional article composed of the final polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Ricoh Co., Ltd., University of Washington
    Inventors: Andrew J. Boydston, Mark A. Ganter, Duane Storti, Adam Edward Goetz, Mete Yurtoglu, Michael Byrnes Larsen, Gregory Isaac Peterson, Di Zhang
  • Patent number: 10037547
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for recommending an advertising campaign based on which channels are popular. A recognition application receives captured images from user devices, the captured images including information about products, identify indexed images that match the captured images, identify metadata about the captured images including information associated with products in the captured images, determine popularity of each channel based on a number of interactions that users have had with channels during a time period based on the metadata, receive an advertisement and provide on the one or more channels the advertisement based on the popularity of each channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ashootosh Chand, Bharathi Shekar, Ankit Suchanti, Yash Kotak
  • Patent number: 10002307
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for classifying conditions of a data stream of object information. An image recognition receives an image and identifies a plurality of objects from the image. The image recognition application generates a data stream including information about the plurality of objects. The image recognition application generates a score based on the information about the plurality of products, determines a condition from the data stream based on the score, and generates a suggestion based on the condition. The image recognition application further provides the suggestion to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Zaremski, Michael Griffin
  • Publication number: 20180150945
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for performing image rectification using a single image and information identified from the single image. An image recognition application receives an input image, identifies a plurality of objects in the input image, estimates rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, identifies a plurality of candidate rectification parameters using a voting procedure on the rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, estimates final rectification parameters based on the plurality of candidate rectification parameters, computes a global transformation matrix using the final rectification parameters, and performs image rectification on the input image using the global transformation matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Ekta Prashnani, Michael J. Gormish, Kathrin Berkner, Silvio Savarese
  • Patent number: 9986150
    Abstract: A system and method that calculates a yaw error in an image and provides a user interface to a user for correcting the yaw error. The method includes receiving an image, performing line detection in the image, computing a line parameterization for lines in the image, computing a yaw angle for the image and providing the yaw data calculated in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel G Van Olst, Kathrin Berkner, Ramya Narasimha
  • Publication number: 20180137611
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for generating intermediate views between two received images. To generate the intermediate views, a rectification network rectifies the two images and an encoder network encodes the two rectified images to generate convolutional neural network features. The convolutional neural network features are fed to a decoder network that decodes the features to generate a correspondence between the two rectified images and blending masks to predict the visibility of pixels of the rectified images in the intermediate view images. Using the correspondence between the two rectified images and blending masks, a view morphing network synthesizes intermediate view images depicting an object in the two images in a view between the two images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junghyun Kwon, Dinghuang Ji, Max McFarland, Silvio Savarese
  • Patent number: 9972108
    Abstract: An MMR system integrating image tracking and recognition comprises a plurality of mobile devices, a pre-processing server or MMR gateway, and an MMR matching unit, and may include an MMR publisher. The MMR matching unit receives an image query from the pre-processing server or MMR gateway and sends it to one or more of the recognition units to identify a recognition result. Image tracking information also is provided for determining relative locations of images to each other. The mobile device includes an image tracker for providing at least a portion of the image tracking information. The disclosure also includes methods for image tracking-assisted recognition, recognition of multiple images using a single image query, and improved image tracking using MMR recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Berna Erol, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Patent number: 9965588
    Abstract: Embodiments digitize radiology films into DICOM format. Radiology films typically include an array of captured images laid out in a grid pattern. To comply with DICOM format, the scanned image of a radiology film is segmented into sub-images and text is extracted from the sub-images to generate DICOM metadata. The sub-images and extracted text metadata are then combined to generate a DICOM-compliant multi-image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pritesh Sankhe, Mithun Das Gupta
  • Patent number: 9911213
    Abstract: A system and method that determines a seam between pairs of adjacent images for panoramic image stitching is disclosed. The method includes receiving a sequence of images, determining a pair of adjacent images in the sequence of images, matching one or more objects corresponding to a same object identifier in the pair of adjacent images, determining a seam in an overlap region between the pair of adjacent images and determining a portion of pixels from each image of the pair of adjacent images to represent in a stitched panoramic image based on the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Gormish, Edward Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9904990
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for performing image rectification using a single image and information identified from the single image. An image recognition application receives an input image, identifies a plurality of objects in the input image, estimates rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, identifies a plurality of candidate rectification parameters using a voting procedure on the rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, estimates final rectification parameters based on the plurality of candidate rectification parameters, computes a global transformation matrix using the final rectification parameters, and performs image rectification on the input image using the global transformation matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Ekta Prashnani, Michael J. Gormish, Kathrin Berkner, Silvio Savarese
  • Patent number: 9875548
    Abstract: A system and method that generates a candidate list of indexed images that potentially match an object in a query image is disclosed. The method includes receiving a query image including an object, receiving a plurality of indexed images that match the object, computing a region of interest for the object, computing an overlap between a first region of interest corresponding to a first indexed image and a second region of interest corresponding to a second indexed image, determining that the overlap between the first region of interest and the second region of interest satisfies a threshold and including the first indexed image and the second indexed image in a candidate list of indexed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sri Kaushik Pavani, Anshul Garg, Bharathi Shekar
  • Patent number: 9870388
    Abstract: An MMR system includes an analytics module for monitoring and analyzing the creation and usage of visual content search. The analytics module is part of an MMR gateway and provides a mechanism for administrators to determine the usage patterns and other information about users of the MMR system. The analytics module comprises a monitoring module, a usage database, an access analysis module and a presentation module. The monitoring module collects information about the retrieval request, image queries, context information and recognition results. The usage database stores the information collected by the monitoring module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Berna Erol, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Patent number: 9866069
    Abstract: A beam steered phased array antenna and system for including the same are described. In one embodiment, the antenna apparatus comprises an array of a plurality of antenna elements, the array having a single moveable feeding point coupled to the antenna elements, where the moveable feeding point is movable with respect to the antenna elements in the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuai Shao, Ken Gudan, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Publication number: 20180005079
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for identifying an object and a viewpoint from an image with a probability that satisfies a predefined criterion based on deep network learning. An active view planning application receives a first image, performs recognition on the first image to determine an object, a viewpoint and a probability of recognition, determines a first expected gain in the probability of recognition when a first action is taken and a second expected gain in the probability of recognition when a second action is taken, and identifies a next action from the first action and the second action based on an increase in expected gains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ivana Tosic, Logan Courtney, Noah Bedard
  • Patent number: 9858601
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for grouping users into one or more categories for delivering targeted advertisements. A media application receives a captured image from a user, identifies an indexed image matching the captured image, retrieves metadata describing the captured image responsive to identifying the indexed image, generates a user profile for the user based on the metadata describing the captured image and a history of at least one previously captured image associated with the user, identifies a product in the captured image based on the metadata describing the captured image, provides the user with information about the product, updates the user profile based on how the user interacts with the product, and categorizes the user into one or more groups based on the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ashootosh Chand, Bharathi Shekar, Ankit Suchanti, Yash Kotak