Patents Assigned to Ricoh Company, Limited
  • Patent number: 10484551
    Abstract: A communication unit obtains, from a server apparatus, a screen to be displayed on an operation display unit and one or more scripts. A first obtaining unit obtains first setting information stored in a storage unit. A second obtaining unit obtains, from a Web application, second setting information prescribing therein setting conditions set on the Web application that transmits a processing request to an information processing apparatus. A third obtaining unit obtains conflict information stored in the storage unit. A detecting unit detects, based on the conflict information obtained by the third obtaining unit, any setting conditions in a conflicting relation, from the setting conditions prescribed in the second setting information. The first obtaining unit, the second obtaining unit, the third obtaining unit, and the detecting unit function when a processor executes the obtained one or more scripts on a browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shirai, Minami Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10479638
    Abstract: A series of conveyance paths to convey a recording medium is formed across a printer and a post-processing device in a printing system. The printing system includes: a detection unit that detects that the post-processing device has entered a predetermined state; and a paper feeding control unit that limits the number of recording media fed to the conveyance path, when it is not detected that the post-processing device has entered the predetermined state, based on the number of recording media conveyable to the post-processing device after the post-processing device enters the predetermined state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Takehiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 10402664
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a distance image acquirer, a moving-object detector, a background recognizer. The distance image acquirer acquires a distance image containing distance information of each pixel. The moving-object detector detects a moving object from the distance image. The background recognizer generates a background model in which a stationary object recognized as background of the moving object is modeled, from the distance image acquired by the distance image acquirer. The moving-object detector changes a method for detecting the moving object, based on a relative positional relation between the moving object and the background model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro Yokota, Yaojie Lu, Jie Ren, Sadao Takahashi, Tomoko Ishigaki
  • Patent number: 10359842
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: first and second information processing apparatuses; a detector that detects an eye-gaze direction of a user that uses the first information processing apparatus; a gaze point information generator that generates, on the basis of the eye-gaze direction, gaze point information indicating a position at which the user gazes on first screen information commonly displayed on the first and second information processing apparatuses; and a display controller that controls a display image to be displayed on the second information processing apparatus when calibration for determining a correspondence relation between the eye-gaze direction of the user and an actual gaze position is executed. The display image is generated on the first screen information and includes a second image displayed at a position indicated by the gaze point information and a third image displayed at a gaze instruction position at which the user is made to gaze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Takuya Mizuhara
  • Patent number: 10331074
    Abstract: A cabinet structure includes multiple cover members configured to spatially partition an inside from an outside of a cabinet, and a clearance communicating between the inside and the outside of the cabinet is left between two cover members, the two cover members being adjacent to each other, of the cover members, and a passage defined by the clearance and leading from the inside to the outside of the cabinet through the clearance has a shape with multiple bends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Naoki Matsuda, Masahiro Ishida
  • Patent number: 10332500
    Abstract: A sound absorbing device includes: a plurality of sound absorbing units. A frequency of sound absorbed by at least one of the sound absorbing units overlaps, at least partially, with a frequency of sound with a volume increased by installation of another sound absorbing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Ishida, Naoki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10310867
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an operating unit that receives an input in response to a user operation and that runs under a first operating system; and a main body that runs under a second operating system and operates in response to the input received by the operating unit. The main body includes a generation unit that generates a command to direct rendering of a screen corresponding to an application being executed, and a command transmission control unit that provides control to transmit the command to the operating unit. The operating unit includes a receiving unit that receives the command from the main body, a screen rendering unit that renders the screen in accordance with the command received by the receiving unit, a display unit that displays the screen rendered by the screen rendering unit, and a reboot unit that reboots the operating unit in asynchronization with the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoh Masuyama, Tadashi Nagata, Keisuke Iwasa
  • Patent number: 10303106
    Abstract: Example embodiments include a driving device having: a plurality of vibrating members that may vibrate when the vibrating members are driven; and a holding part that may hold the vibrating members. The holding part may include a first member with which one or more of the vibrating members may be brought into contact, and a second member with which one or more of the vibrating members may be brought into contact. The first member and the second member may be partially coupled to each other. A grounding member for electrically grounding a member held by the holding part may be brought into contact with one of the first member and the second member that is more difficult to vibrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Narumi Sugita, Masahiro Ishida
  • Patent number: 10298807
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image processor, a converter, a light source driver, an identifying unit, and a pattern generator. The image processor generates image data of first resolution and generates tag information indicating whether to perform image processing and associated with pixels of the image data of first resolution. The converter converts the image data of first resolution to image data of a higher second resolution. The light source driver drives a light source using a modulation signal corresponding to the image data of second resolution. The identifying unit identifies a target pixel to be subjected to image processing in the image data of first resolution based on the tag information. The pattern generator generates an image-processed pixel pattern of the second resolution according to the target pixel. The converter converts the target pixel in the image data of first resolution to the generated image-processed pixel pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Muneaki Iwata, Masaaki Ishida, Atsufumi Omori, Naoto Watanabe, Hayato Fujita
  • Patent number: 10277887
    Abstract: A calibration method calibrates a stereo camera. The calibration method includes: measuring a relative position between the stereo camera and an object that is placed so as to fall within an image capturing area of the stereo camera; acquiring a captured image that is captured by the stereo camera and includes the object; and determining a calibration parameter for calibrating the stereo camera based on the relative position and the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Shin Aoki, Naoki Kikuchi, Kagehiro Nagao, Jun Kishiwada
  • Patent number: 10262117
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an information processing apparatus, a server, first and second obtaining units, an addition unit, and a second processing unit. The first obtaining unit obtains second information indicating first information held by the server when the information processing apparatus has not previously included the first information to perform second processing necessary for first processing. When receiving a first request for requesting to perform the first processing, the second obtaining unit obtains token information indicating the presence of the authority to use the second information. When the second obtaining unit has obtained the token information, the addition unit adds the token information to a second request for requesting to perform the second processing. Only when the token information has been added to the second request, the second processing unit performs the second processing by using the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Han
  • Patent number: 10255266
    Abstract: A relay apparatus includes a characteristic information storage unit, a first dictionary information storage unit, a first selection unit, and a first conversion unit. The characteristic information storage unit stores pieces of terminal information in association with respective pieces of characteristic information, each indicating a characteristic of a user. The first dictionary information storage unit stores the pieces of characteristic information in association with respective pieces of first dictionary information used for converting voice data into text data. The first selection unit selects, when voice data is received from a second communication terminal to communicate with a first communication terminal, the characteristic information associated with the terminal information for identifying the second communication terminal and selects the first dictionary information associated with the selected characteristic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomohide Takano
  • Patent number: 10250665
    Abstract: A distribution control system is connected to one or more communication terminals that output image and/or sound data indicating at least one of an image and sound and transmits the image and/or sound data to the communication terminals. The distribution control system includes a browser management unit configured to start up a browser appropriate for the communication terminals; a browser configured to generate the image and/or sound data by rendering content data; and a transmitter configured to transmit the image and/or sound data to the communication terminals. The browser management unit is configured to start up the browser for open use when outputting the image and/or sound data permitted to be open to the other communication terminals. The browser management unit is configured to start up the browser for personal use when outputting the image and/or sound data not permitted to be open to the other communication terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Kasatani
  • Patent number: 10250652
    Abstract: A data transmission system including a plurality of terminal devices that are connected to a communication network and that transmit or receive content data among the terminal devices. At least one of the terminal devices that receives the content data includes a code amount change requesting unit that, based on an output time interval of an output signal corresponding to predetermined content data, transmits a code amount reduction request to request reduction of a code amount of the predetermined content data while designating a transmission source of the content data as a destination; and a code amount changing unit that, in response to a code amount reduction request transmitted from another terminal device, reduces a code amount of corresponding content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenichiro Morita, Takuya Imai, Shoh Nagamine
  • Patent number: 10225480
    Abstract: A terminal device, comprising: a capturing unit capturing a subject; a light emitting unit; a display unit, a processor, and a storage unit containing a program that causes the processor to execute a process of acquiring a drawing target drawn by a user from a captured image of the subject including the drawing target and causing the drawing target to be displayed on a screen of the display unit, the program causes the processor to execute; controlling the light emitting unit to emit the light when the capturing unit captures the subject according to the user's operation, acquiring the captured image that is obtained by capturing the subject irradiated with the light emitted from the light emitting unit, performing image correction corresponding to a brightness distribution of the light emitted from the light emitting unit on the captured image, and extracting the drawing target from the captured image acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Itoh, Aiko Ohtsuka, Munetake Moroyama
  • Patent number: 10218961
    Abstract: A calibration method is for a photographic device that photographs an object through a transparent body. The calibration method includes: acquiring a first photographic image by photographing the object without interposing the transparent body; acquiring a second photographic image by photographing the object through the transparent body; calculating an absolute positional deviation that indicates a deviation in coordinates of an image of the object due to the transparent body based on coordinates of an image of the object on the first photographic image and coordinates of an image of the object on the second photographic image; calculating a correction parameter for calibrating the absolute positional deviation; and storing the correction parameter in the photographic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Kishiwada, Shin Aoki, Naoki Kikuchi, Kagehiro Nagao
  • Patent number: 10187565
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes: an optical system that gives aberration to incident light; an image capturing unit that converts the light that has passed through the optical system into pixels, and captures an image; and an inverse transform unit that obtains a first inverse transform filter for restoring the aberration for each predetermined part of the captured image captured by the image capturing unit, and performs a first inverse transformation process on the captured image by the first inverse transform filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Ryosuke Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10187219
    Abstract: A control system includes a first controller and a second controller. The first controller accepts a request to start communication between communication terminals. The first controller imposes a restriction so that a first communication terminal connected to the first controller does not start communication other than the communication performed according to the request. The first controller transmits, to the second controller, terminal identification information for identifying a second communication terminal connected to the second controller. The second controller imposes, based on the terminal identification information, a restriction so that the second communication terminal does not start any communication other than the communication performed according to the request. The second controller transmits, to the first controller, restriction information indicating that the restriction on the second communication terminal is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Naoki Umehara
  • Patent number: 10180642
    Abstract: A pressure device applies pressure to a sheet medium on part of a surface of which an image bearer is formed. The pressure device includes: a driving unit that changes a distance between a first pressing unit and a second pressing unit; a control unit that controls the driving unit such that the distance between the first pressing unit and the second pressing unit becomes a set target value; and a target setting unit that sets the target value to a first distance that is larger than a thickness of the sheet medium when the sheet medium is not present between the first pressing unit and the second pressing unit, and sets the target value to a second distance for applying a target pressure to the sheet medium when the sheet medium and the image bearer are present between the first pressing unit and the second pressing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Ken Oikawa, Minoru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10171469
    Abstract: An system comprises: a first storage that stores access destination information, characteristic information, and first identification information in a manner associated with one another; a transmitter that transmits a captured image of a medium; a first-acquiring-unit that extracts the characteristic information and acquires the access destination information and the first identification information associated with the characteristic information, access based on the access destination information being controlled by an authentication device comprising a second storage that stores second identification information allocated to each medium, third identification information corresponding to the first identification information, and collation information indicating an access source in a manner associated with one another; a second-acquiring-unit that acquires fourth identification information allocated to each medium from the captured image; and an access unit that transmits the first identification information,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hidenobu Kishi, Junko Nakano, Tetsuya Ikeda