Patents by Inventor Atsushi Tomita

Atsushi Tomita has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11954435
    Abstract: A text generation apparatus includes a memory and a processor configured to execute acquiring a reference text based on an input text and information different from the input text; and generating a text based on the input text and the reference text, wherein the acquiring and the generating are implemented as neural networks based on learned parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itsumi Saito, Kyosuke Nishida, Kosuke Nishida, Hisako Asano, Junji Tomita, Atsushi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 11830492
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a hardware processor that executes, based on recognized information obtained by voice recognition, a process requiring an execution authority; and an authenticator that performs authentication to determine, using first confidential information that is preset, whether the execution authority has been given. Upon determining that the recognized information corresponds to the preset confidential information, the hardware processor provides a user with a predetermined notification regarding security of the preset confidential information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Tomita
  • Patent number: 11533305
    Abstract: Authentication system includes an information processing apparatus, an authentication server and an assistance server, wherein the authentication server, in response to being requested to perform authentication of the user, performs authentication of the user using first authentication data that associates user identification information for identifying a registered user with first authentication information, and the assistance server, in response to detection of no registration of second authentication information that is different from the first authentication information of the user, acquires the first authentication data from the authentication server, and produces second authentication data that associates the second authentication information with the first authentication data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Atsushi Tomita
  • Publication number: 20220186785
    Abstract: A damper device includes a first rotor, a second rotor rotatable relative to the first rotor, a plurality of elastic members circumferentially aligned, an intermediate member, and a hysteresis generating mechanism. The intermediate member is disposed axially between the first rotor and the second rotor. The hysteresis generating mechanism is disposed axially between the first rotor and the second rotor to generate a hysteresis torque in relative rotation between the first rotor and the second rotor. The intermediate member includes an annular portion and a support portion. The annular portion is provided radially outside the plurality of elastic members. The support portion protrudes radially inward from the annular portion. The support portion is disposed between at least circumferentially adjacent two of the plurality of elastic members. The support portion actuates the at least circumferentially adjacent two of the plurality of elastic members in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Atsushi TOMITA, Kotaro MIYAUCHI, Takeshi SENOUE
  • Publication number: 20220139397
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a hardware processor that executes, based on recognized information obtained by voice recognition, a process requiring an execution authority; and an authenticator that performs authentication to determine, using first confidential information that is preset, whether the execution authority has been given. Upon determining that the recognized information corresponds to the preset confidential information, the hardware processor provides a user with a predetermined notification regarding security of the preset confidential information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Tomita
  • Patent number: 11213839
    Abstract: A coating device includes a rotary head, a power supply part that applies a voltage to the rotary head, and a control part that controls the power supply part. The rotary head is configured so that a coating material is electrostatically atomized. The control part is configured so as to calculate a discharge current based on a total current flowing from the power supply part to the rotary head and a leak current, and control the power supply part based on the discharge current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Trinity Industrial Corporation, Ransburg Industrial Finishing K.K.
    Inventors: Shinji Tani, Akira Numasato, Kazuki Tanaka, Takahito Kondo, Yuki Murai, Yuki Hirai, Atsushi Tomita, Kenji Okamoto, Naohiro Masuda
  • Patent number: 11199950
    Abstract: A moving image reproduction apparatus for reproducing a moving image for explaining a work including a plurality of steps, includes: a reproducer that reproduces the moving image; a progress display that displays an indicator indicating a progress of reproduction of the moving image and a position on the indicator where the moving image is being currently reproduced; and a candidate display that displays a candidate image corresponding to at least one jump destination included in the moving image when a predetermined operation is performed on the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Zhenhuan Qu, Atsushi Tomita, Yoichi Kurumasa, Shoko Haba, Ryosuke Nishimura, Mie Kawabata, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu
  • Publication number: 20210029113
    Abstract: Authentication system includes an information processing apparatus, an authentication server and an assistance server, wherein the authentication server, in response to being requested to perform authentication of the user, performs authentication of the user using first authentication data that associates user identification information for identifying a registered user with first authentication information, and the assistance server, in response to detection of no registration of second authentication information that is different from the first authentication information of the user, acquires the first authentication data from the authentication server, and produces second authentication data that associates the second authentication information with the first authentication data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi TOMITA
  • Patent number: 10674217
    Abstract: A device for reproducing guidance on a task including a plurality of steps is provided. The device includes an input device with which a user selects from which position of the guidance is to be reproduced; and a player configured to, where a designated step corresponding to the position selected by the user from among the steps is a particular step, jump a playback progress to the position selected to play the guidance, the particular step being an initial step of steps having not yet been performed completely, and, where the designated step is not the particular step, jump the playback progress to a position of the particular step to play the guidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Komaba, Atsushi Tomita, Hiroshi Sugiura, Hiroaki Sugimoto, Tatsunori Okada, Akito Ota, Yu Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10606531
    Abstract: An image processing device capable of executing a plurality of jobs that differ in kind, the image processing device includes: a controller that controls execution of an input job; and a detection part that, on the basis of a voice detected by a voice detector, detects that any of a plurality of predetermined target voices has been emitted, wherein in a case where it is detected that the target voice has been emitted during a target setting period corresponding to a job that is being executed, among setting periods that are defined beforehand according to kinds of jobs respectively, the controller stops the execution of the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoko Maruyama, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Atsushi Tomita, Kenichi Sawada, Hiroshi Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20200094273
    Abstract: A coating device includes a rotary head, a power supply part that applies a voltage to the rotary head, and a control part that controls the power supply part. The rotary head is configured so that a coating material is electrostatically atomized. The control part is configured so as to calculate a discharge current based on a total current flowing from the power supply part to the rotary head and a leak current, and control the power supply part based on the discharge current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Trinity Industrial Corporation, Ransburg Industrial Finishing K.K.
    Inventors: Shinji Tani, Akira Numasato, Kazuki Tanaka, Takahito Kondo, Yuki Murai, Yuki Hirai, Atsushi Tomita, Kenji Okamoto, Naohiro Masuda
  • Patent number: 10514643
    Abstract: A system for reproducing guidance on a task including a plurality of steps is provided. The system includes a hardware processor; and an output device configured to output an image or audio; wherein the hardware processor determines a completed step of the steps based on a change in state of a target on which the task is to be performed, the completed step being a step which has been completed, and the hardware processor causes the output device to reproduce an unfinished part in a first form where a predetermined condition is not satisfied, and causes the output device to reproduce the unfinished part in a second form different from the first form where the predetermined condition is satisfied, the unfinished part being a part corresponding to an unfinished step which is not determined to have been completed among the steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsunori Okada, Kenichi Komaba, Akito Ota, Hiroshi Sugiura, Hiroaki Sugimoto, Atsushi Tomita
  • Publication number: 20190355355
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a voice recognizer that recognizes information input by voice; a hardware processor that gives an instruction to execute a process based on the information recognized by the voice recognizer; and a first authenticator that performs, in response to executing the process, authentication to determine whether authority over the execution of the process has been given using first confidential information that is set in advance, wherein, if the information recognized by the voice recognizer corresponds to the first confidential information, the hardware processor invalidates the first confidential information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Tomita
  • Publication number: 20190141206
    Abstract: An image processing system includes: an image processing device that comprises a first display and a first hardware processor; and an information processing device that communicates with the image processing device, and comprises: a second display on which a second screen same as a first screen being displayed on the first display is displayed; and a second hardware processor, wherein one of the first and second hardware processors determines whether a screen display standard of the first display is left or right standard and whether a screen display standard of the second display is left or right standard, and inverts the second screen that is same as the first screen being displayed on the first display and is displayed on the second display right and left, when the screen display standards of the first and second displays are determined to be different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tomita, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Tomoko Maruyama, Kenichi Sawada, Hiroshi Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20190129665
    Abstract: An image processing device capable of executing a plurality of jobs that differ in kind, the image processing device includes: a controller that controls execution of an input job; and a detection part that, on the basis of a voice detected by a voice detector, detects that any of a plurality of predetermined target voices has been emitted, wherein in a case where it is detected that the target voice has been emitted during a target setting period corresponding to a job that is being executed, among setting periods that are defined beforehand according to kinds of jobs respectively, the controller stops the execution of the job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoko Maruyama, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Atsushi Tomita, Kenichi Sawada, Hiroshi Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10228843
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display for displaying operational information for executing image processing, an operation unit for giving an input instruction in association with a display region appearing on the display, and a controller for controlling the display in accordance with the input instruction on the operation unit. The controller is configured to determine whether an input instruction of a flick operation is given through the operation unit in association with a prescribed display region appearing on the display. If it is determined that the input instruction of the flick operation is given, the controller is configured to enlarge a range of the prescribed display region in which the input instruction is allowed, and to display the enlarged display region on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kurumasa, Kenichi Sawada, Masahiro Imamura, Atsushi Tomita, Tetsuya Tokumoto, Ryosuke Nishimura, Takatsugu Kuno
  • Patent number: 10039187
    Abstract: A flexible substrate having a branch structure in the related art has problems in that: adhesive strength after two bodies are folded and fixed at a bonding region decreases due to an unfolding and opening force at a curve portion and ends of the bonded portions are peeled off and generate gaps; and in a soldering process of the two bodies, the electrodes of one body soldered first are displaced due to reheating in soldering the other body secondly and deteriorate in soldered connection. The present invention provides a new flexible substrate having a branch structure, including first and second bodies joined together, and having a structure in which one of the bodies can be folded back in a longitudinal direction of the whole flexible substrate. Tip ends of the two bodies are provided with multiple electrodes, and are connected by soldering to approximately corresponding positions on both surfaces of an end portion of a printed substrate concerned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: NTT ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumasa Yoshida, Toshiyuki Ozawa, Teruaki Sato, Atsushi Tomita, Yosuke Takeuchi, Shinji Mino, Yusuke Nasu
  • Publication number: 20180136597
    Abstract: A system for reproducing guidance on a task including a plurality of steps is provided. The system includes a hardware processor; and an output device configured to output an image or audio; wherein the hardware processor determines a completed step of the steps based on a change in state of a target on which the task is to be performed, the completed step being a step which has been completed, and the hardware processor causes the output device to reproduce an unfinished part in a first form where a predetermined condition is not satisfied, and causes the output device to reproduce the unfinished part in a second form different from the first form where the predetermined condition is satisfied, the unfinished part being a part corresponding to an unfinished step which is not determined to have been completed among the steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Tatsunori OKADA, Kenichi KOMABA, Akito OTA, Hiroshi SUGIURA, Hiroaki SUGIMOTO, Atsushi TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20180136805
    Abstract: A moving image reproduction apparatus for reproducing a moving image for explaining a work including a plurality of steps, includes: a reproducer that reproduces the moving image; a progress display that displays an indicator indicating a progress of reproduction of the moving image and a position on the indicator where the moving image is being currently reproduced; and a candidate display that displays a candidate image corresponding to at least one jump destination included in the moving image when a predetermined operation is performed on the indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Zhenhuan QU, Atsushi TOMITA, Yoichi KURUMASA, Shoko HABA, Ryosuke NISHIMURA, Mie KAWABATA, Kazuhiro TOMIYASU
  • Publication number: 20180124920
    Abstract: A flexible substrate having a branch structure in the related art has problems in that: adhesive strength after two bodies are folded and fixed at a bonding region decreases due to an unfolding and opening force at a curve portion and ends of the bonded portions are peeled off and generate gaps; and in a soldering process of the two bodies, the electrodes of one body soldered first are displaced due to reheating in soldering the other body secondly and deteriorate in soldered connection. The present invention provides a new flexible substrate having a branch structure, including first and second bodies joined together, and having a structure in which one of the bodies can be folded back in a longitudinal direction of the whole flexible substrate. Tip ends of the two bodies are provided with multiple electrodes, and are connected by soldering to approximately corresponding positions on both surfaces of an end portion of a printed substrate concerned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Kazumasa YOSHIDA, Toshiyuki OZAWA, Teruaki SATO, Atsushi TOMITA, Yosuke TAKEUCHI, Shinji MINO, Yusuke NASU