Patents by Inventor Ayako Watanabe

Ayako Watanabe 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).

  • Publication number: 20210101838
    Abstract: A zirconia sintered body is provided and includes yttria and zirconia, containing yttria by a content ranging from 4.5 mol % or more to 6.5 mol % or less and zirconia as the remainder, the total light transmittance of a 1-mm thick sample measured in compliance with JIS K 7361-1 being 46.5% or higher, the three-point bending strength being 700 MPa or higher, and a ratio of an integrated value for the total light transmittance to an integrated value for the parallel light transmittance of a 1-mm thick sample measured at the measurement wavelength ranging from 400 to 700 nm being 1.3% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: TOSOH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko ITO, Ayako WATANABE, Sho AZECHI, Hitoshi NAGAYAMA, Hiroyuki FUJISAKI
  • Patent number: 10771656
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an image acquirer that acquires an image to print onto a medium; a color converter that converts color in the image acquired by the image acquirer depending on a positional relationship between a white image forming section that forms an image on the medium with white color material and a color image forming section that forms an image on the medium with colored color material; and an image output unit that outputs the image whose color is converted by the color converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori Iwaki, Masahiko Kubo, Toshifumi Takahira, Yosuke Tashiro, Kaoru Yamauchi, Ayako Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10725653
    Abstract: An image processing device, an image processing system, and a method of processing an image. The image processing device and the method includes displaying a first screen and a second screen using an image processing device connected to an image display apparatus, controlling a display to display one of the first screen and the second screen on the image display apparatus, acquiring from the image display apparatus discrimination data including at least data for distinguishing between the first screen and the second screen, and determining a partition between the first screen and the second screen based on the discrimination data. The image processing system includes an image display apparatus and at least one information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuyuki Oikawa, Ayako Watanabe, Shigeru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10719228
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus connected to an image display apparatus that displays visual information including handwritten data superimposed on a display image is provided. The image processing apparatus displays a plurality of screens, including a first screen and a second screen that is different from the first screen, and causes the image display apparatus to display a screen selected from among the first screen and the second screen. The image processing apparatus selects the screen from among the first screen and the second screen to generate the display image of the selected screen, based on a graphical user interface that accepts input of an operation of selecting the screen from among the first screen and the second screen or an operation of instructing generation of the display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ayako Watanabe, Shigeru Nakamura, Tatsuyuki Oikawa
  • Patent number: 10705443
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming component that forms an image on a recording medium by using a white color material and a color material other than the white color material, and a controller that controls a color material amount of the white color material to differ depending on a position where an image that uses the white color material is formed in order of formation of images that use respective color materials in the image forming component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori Iwaki, Masahiko Kubo, Ayako Watanabe, Kaoru Yamauchi, Yosuke Tashiro
  • Patent number: 10694066
    Abstract: An electronic whiteboard includes a power button, a display device, and circuitry that implements processes of detecting an operation of the power button being turned off, storing at least a part of visible information displayed on the display device from a time the power button was turned on until a time the power button was turned off in a first storage device upon detecting that the power button has been turned off, determining whether to display the visible information stored in the first storage device on the display device based on a first time corresponding to a power-on time recorded when the power button was turned on and a second time corresponding to the power-off time recorded immediately before the first time when the power button was turned off, and controlling the display device to display the stored visible information upon determining to display the stored visible information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ayako Watanabe, Yoshiko Aono, Yasuhiro Kuba, Eiji Kemmochi
  • Publication number: 20200128150
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an image acquirer that acquires an image to print onto a medium; a color converter that converts color in the image acquired by the image acquirer depending on a positional relationship between a white image forming section that forms an image on the medium with white color material and a color image forming section that forms an image on the medium with colored color material; and an image output unit that outputs the image whose color is converted by the color converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori IWAKI, Masahiko KUBO, Toshifumi TAKAHIRA, Yosuke TASHIRO, Kaoru YAMAUCHI, Ayako WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10616449
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first converter and a second converter. The first converter converts coloring-material amounts of plural coloring materials including a luster coloring material to plural colorimetric values obtained in a case of performing, in plural color measurement directions, a color measurement of a target color image printed using the plural coloring materials. The second converter converts the plural colorimetric values obtained as a result of conversion by the first converter to display values for displaying the target color image on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayako Watanabe, Masahiko Kubo, Yosuke Tashiro, Kaoru Yamauchi, Kaori Iwaki
  • Patent number: 10582090
    Abstract: A color processing apparatus includes a first subtracting unit, a second subtracting unit, and an output unit. The first subtracting unit subtracts color values of CMY color signals corresponding to an achromatic color value from color values of input CMY color signals in accordance with replacement to the achromatic color value. The second subtracting unit subtracts color values of CMY color signals corresponding to a color value of an additional color signal different from the CMY color signals from the color values of the CMY color signals after the subtraction by the first subtracting unit in accordance with replacement to the color value of the additional color signal. The output unit multiplies the color values of the CMY color signals after the subtraction by the second subtracting unit and the color value of the additional color signal by N (N>1) and subsequently outputs the color signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Takahira, Masahiko Kubo, Ayako Watanabe, Yosuke Tashiro, Kaoru Yamauchi, Kaori Iwaki
  • Patent number: 10554859
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an image acquirer that acquires an image to print onto a medium; a color converter that converts color in the image acquired by the image acquirer depending on a positional relationship between a white image forming section that forms an image on the medium with white color material and a color image forming section that forms an image on the medium with colored color material; and an image output unit that outputs the image whose color is converted by the color converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori Iwaki, Masahiko Kubo, Toshifumi Takahira, Yosuke Tashiro, Kaoru Yamauchi, Ayako Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10506132
    Abstract: A color conversion apparatus includes an accepting unit and a converter. The accepting unit accepts plural colorimetric values obtained by measuring a target color image in plural directions. The converter converts the plural colorimetric values accepted by the accepting unit to color values including a value indicating a coloring-material amount of a luster coloring material and a value indicating a coloring-material amount of a coloring material other than the luster coloring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Kubo, Kaoru Yamauchi, Ayako Watanabe, Yosuke Tashiro, Kaori Iwaki
  • Publication number: 20190332028
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming component that forms an image on a recording medium by using a white color material and a color material other than the white color material, and a controller that controls a color material amount of the white color material to differ depending on a position where an image that uses the white color material is formed in order of formation of images that use respective color materials in the image forming component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori IWAKI, Masahiko KUBO, Ayako WATANABE, Kaoru YAMAUCHI, Yosuke TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20190306376
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an image acquirer that acquires an image to print onto a medium; a color converter that converts color in the image acquired by the image acquirer depending on a positional relationship between a white image forming section that forms an image on the medium with white color material and a color image forming section that forms an image on the medium with colored color material; and an image output unit that outputs the image whose color is converted by the color converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori IWAKI, Masahiko KUBO, Toshifumi TAKAHIRA, Yosuke TASHIRO, Kaoru YAMAUCHI, Ayako WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190297228
    Abstract: A color processing apparatus includes a first subtracting unit, a second subtracting unit, and an output unit. The first subtracting unit subtracts color values of CMY color signals corresponding to an achromatic color value from color values of input CMY color signals in accordance with replacement to the achromatic color value. The second subtracting unit subtracts color values of CMY color signals corresponding to a color value of an additional color signal different from the CMY color signals from the color values of the CMY color signals after the subtraction by the first subtracting unit in accordance with replacement to the color value of the additional color signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshifumi TAKAHIRA, Masahiko KUBO, Ayako WATANABE, Yosuke TASHIRO, Kaoru YAMAUCHI, Kaori IWAKI
  • Patent number: 10397447
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a storage unit in which plural colorimetric values obtained by measuring a target-color image having a glittering characteristic from plural directions are stored for each target color; a color information receiving unit that receives color information for specifying a target color to be printed; a display controller that reads out plural colorimetric values stored corresponding to the target color of the color information from the storage unit and causes the plural colorimetric values to be displayed on a display; a change receiving unit that receives a change of the plural colorimetric values displayed on the display by the display controller; and a converter that converts the plural colorimetric values reflecting the change into color values including a value indicative of an amount of a glittering color material and a value indicative of an amount of a color material other than the glittering color material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Kubo, Kaoru Yamauchi, Ayako Watanabe, Yosuke Tashiro, Kaori Iwaki
  • Patent number: 10389915
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a memory and an estimation unit. The memory stores a color conversion model representing relations between plural colorimetric values obtained by performing, in plural color measurement directions, a color measurement of plural images formed on a first sheet using plural coloring materials including a luster coloring material, and coloring-material amounts used for the images for which the color measurement is performed and the color measurement directions for which the colorimetric values are obtained. The estimation unit estimates, on the basis of a colorimetric value, of a measurement target image formed on a second sheet of a type different from a type of the first sheet, obtained in a single direction and on the basis of the color conversion model, a colorimetric value, of the measurement target image, obtained in a case of performing a color measurement in a direction other than the single direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Tashiro, Masahiko Kubo, Kaoru Yamauchi, Ayako Watanabe, Kaori Iwaki
  • Patent number: 10353313
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming component that forms an image on a recording medium by using a white color material and a color material other than the white color material, and a controller that controls a color material amount of the white color material to differ depending on a position where an image that uses the white color material is formed in order of formation of images that use respective color materials in the image forming component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori Iwaki, Masahiko Kubo, Ayako Watanabe, Kaoru Yamauchi, Yosuke Tashiro
  • Patent number: 10356361
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a receiver and circuitry. The receiver receives first content data from a counterpart communication terminal with a first communication; and receives second content data from the counterpart communication terminal with a second communication. The circuitry controls a display to display the first image generated based on the first content data, the second image generated based on the second content data, one of the first image and the second image being superimposed on the other one of the first image and the second image, a first instruction image for accepting a first instruction to display one of the first image and the second image, and a second instruction image for accepting a second instruction to end the first communication and the second communication with the counterpart communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinaga Kato, Ayako Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10348935
    Abstract: A color conversion device includes a receiving unit receiving colorimetric values obtained by measuring plural target-color images of different tones from plural directions; a memory storing a color conversion model associating a combination of colorimetric direction and color material amounts of respective colors and actually measured color values; and a converter converting the colorimetric values into color values including values indicative of amounts of glittering color material and other color materials, wherein the converter calculates, for each target-color image, a weighted average of color differences between colorimetric values of the target-color image in colorimetric directions and color values in the colorimetric directions obtained from the model by using preset weighting coefficients and selects a combination of weighting coefficients that makes tone characteristics closest to tone characteristics of the target-color images by changing the weighting coefficients when a combination of color mat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru Yamauchi, Masahiko Kubo, Yosuke Tashiro, Ayako Watanabe, Kaori Iwaki
  • Publication number: 20190082079
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first converter and a second converter. The first converter converts coloring-material amounts of plural coloring materials including a luster coloring material to plural colorimetric values obtained in a case of performing, in plural color measurement directions, a color measurement of a target color image printed using the plural coloring materials. The second converter converts the plural colorimetric values obtained as a result of conversion by the first converter to display values for displaying the target color image on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayako WATANABE, Masahiko KUBO, Yosuke TASHIRO, Kaoru YAMAUCHI, Kaori IWAKI