Patents by Inventor Haruo Harada

Haruo Harada 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: 9857769
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, first and second obtaining units, an output unit, and a sender. The image forming unit forms an image on a recording medium. The first obtaining unit obtains, from each of plural measuring devices provided in different locations outside an air-conditioning control device, environment information indicating an environment around a corresponding measuring device. The second obtaining unit obtains position information indicating a position of a user. The output unit outputs air-conditioning control information based on the obtained environment information and the obtained position information for controlling a subject air-conditioning control device. The sender sends the output air-conditioning control information to a destination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Ono, Haruo Harada, Akira Tateishi, Hiromitsu Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20170255161
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, first and second obtaining units, an output unit, and a sender. The image forming unit forms an image on a recording medium. The first obtaining unit obtains, from each of plural measuring devices provided in different locations outside an air-conditioning control device, environment information indicating an environment around a corresponding measuring device. The second obtaining unit obtains position information indicating a position of a user. The output unit outputs air-conditioning control information based on the obtained environment information and the obtained position information for controlling a subject air-conditioning control device. The sender sends the output air-conditioning control information to a destination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki ONO, Haruo HARADA, Akira TATEISHI, Hiromitsu OHASHI
  • Publication number: 20170257497
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image processor, a receiver, a processor, and a sender. The image processor performs image processing on image data. The receiver receives measurement data from plural measuring devices disposed outside the image processing apparatus. The processor performs protocol conversion processing and data processing on the measurement data received by the receiver in accordance with each destination device which will receive the measurement data. The sender sends the measurement data subjected to the protocol conversion processing and the data processing performed by the processor to the destination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki ONO, Haruo HARADA, Akira TATEISHI, Hiromitsu OHASHI
  • Patent number: 9704504
    Abstract: The voice analysis device includes: a voice information acquiring unit that acquires a voice signal generated by plural voice acquiring units disposed at different distances from a speaking section of a speaker and acquiring voice of the speaker; and an identification unit that identifies the speaker corresponding to the voice having been acquired, on the basis of intensities of respective peaks in a frequency spectrum of a first enhanced waveform and a frequency spectrum of a second enhanced waveform. The first enhanced waveform is a waveform where a voice signal of a predetermined target speaker has been enhanced, and the second enhanced waveform is a waveform where a voice signal of a speaker other than the target speaker has been enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya Inagi, Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Akira Fujii, Kiyoshi Iida
  • Publication number: 20160260439
    Abstract: The voice analysis device includes: a voice information acquiring unit that acquires a voice signal generated by plural voice acquiring units disposed at different distances from a speaking section of a speaker and acquiring voice of the speaker; and an identification unit that identifies the speaker corresponding to the voice having been acquired, on the basis of intensities of respective peaks in a frequency spectrum of a first enhanced waveform and a frequency spectrum of a second enhanced waveform. The first enhanced waveform is a waveform where a voice signal of a predetermined target speaker has been enhanced, and the second enhanced waveform is a waveform where a voice signal of a speaker other than the target speaker has been enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya INAGI, Haruo HARADA, Hirohito YONEYAMA, Kei SHIMOTANI, Akira FUJII, Kiyoshi IIDA
  • Patent number: 9368118
    Abstract: A voice analyzer includes a voice information acquiring unit that acquires information about voices acquired by a first voice acquiring unit which acquires the voice and is worn by a first wearer and a second voice acquiring unit which acquires the voice and is worn by a second wearer from each of the wearers, and a distance calculation unit that calculates a distance between the first wearer and the second wearer on the basis of (a) speaker identification information, which is information for determining whether the voice acquired by the first voice acquiring unit and the voice which is the same as that acquired by the first voice acquiring unit and is acquired by the second voice acquiring unit are spoken by the wearers or other persons, and (b) a phase difference between sound waves with plural frequencies included in the voices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruo Harada, Yohei Nishino, Kiyoshi Iida, Kei Shimotani, Hirohito Yoneyama, Akira Fujii
  • Publication number: 20160067924
    Abstract: Provided is a forming apparatus, including a stand, and a coating portion that is relatively moved with respect to the stand while ejecting a resin to coat the stand with the resin, and forms a line in the resin according to at least one of the ejection and the movement, in order to manufacture a molded article by the resin on the stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Shin YASUDA, Haruo HARADA, Atsushi OGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20150332674
    Abstract: A voice analyzer includes a first voice acquisition unit provided in a place where a distance of a sound wave propagation path from a mouth of a user is a first distance, plural second voice acquisition units provided in places where distances of sound wave propagation paths from the mouth of the user are smaller than the first distance, and an identification unit that identifies whether the voices acquired by the first and second voice acquisition units are voices of the user or voices of others excluding the user on the basis of a result of comparison between first sound pressure of a voice signal of the voice acquired by the first voice acquisition unit and second sound pressure calculated from sound pressure of a voice signal of the voice acquired by each of the plural second voice acquisition units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Yohei NISHINO, Haruo HARADA, Kei SHIMOTANI, Hirohito YONEYAMA, Kiyoshi IIDA, Akira FUJII
  • Patent number: 9177556
    Abstract: A sound analysis apparatus includes a sound information obtaining section chat obtains information relating to a sound acquired by a sound acquiring section that acquires the sound and distinguishes a spoken voice of a wearer from a spoken voice of another person, a phase difference deriving section that derives a relationship between a frequency and a phase difference with respect to the sound acquired by the plural sound acquiring sections, a dispersion deriving section that derives a dispersion that is the level of irregularity of the derived phase difference, and a distance deriving section that derives a distance between the wearer and the other person using a first dispersion derived in a case where the sound is distinguished as the spoken voice of the other person and a second dispersion derived in a case where the sound is distinguished as the spoken voice of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Nishino, Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Akira Fujii, Kiyoshi Iida
  • Patent number: 9153244
    Abstract: A voice analyzer includes an apparatus body, a strap that is connected to the apparatus body and is used to hang the apparatus body from a neck of a user, a first voice acquisition unit provided in the strap or the apparatus body, a second voice acquisition unit provided at a position where a distance of a sound wave propagation path from a mouth of the user is smaller than a distance of a sound wave propagation path from the mouth of the user to the first voice acquisition unit, and an identification unit that identifies a sound, in which first sound pressure acquired by the first voice acquisition unit is larger by a predetermined value or more than second sound pressure acquired by the second voice acquisition unit, on the basis of a result of comparison between the first sound pressure and the second sound pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Shimotani, Yohei Nishino, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kiyoshi Iida, Akira Fujii, Haruo Harada
  • Patent number: 9140774
    Abstract: A voice analyzer includes a plate-shaped body, a plurality of first voice acquisition units that are placed on both surfaces of the plate-shaped body and that acquire a voice of a speaker, a sound pressure comparison unit that compares sound pressure of a voice acquired by the first voice acquisition unit placed on one surface of the plate-shaped body with sound pressure of a voice acquired by the first voice acquisition unit placed on the other surface and determines a larger sound pressure, and a voice signal selection unit that selects information regarding a voice signal which is associated with the larger sound pressure and is determined by the sound pressure comparison unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Iida, Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Akira Fujii, Yohei Nishino
  • Patent number: 9129611
    Abstract: A voice analyzer includes a first voice acquisition unit provided in a place where a distance of a sound wave propagation path from a mouth of a user is a first distance, plural second voice acquisition units provided in places where distances of sound wave propagation paths from the mouth of the user are smaller than the first distance, and an identification unit that identifies whether the voices acquired by the first and second voice acquisition units are voices of the user or voices of others excluding the user on the basis of a result of comparison between first sound pressure of a voice signal of the voice acquired by the first voice acquisition unit and second sound pressure calculated from sound pressure of a voice signal of the voice acquired by each of the plural second voice acquisition units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Nishino, Haruo Harada, Kei Shimotani, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kiyoshi Iida, Akira Fujii
  • Patent number: 9014395
    Abstract: An audio analysis apparatus includes the following components. A main body includes a discrimination unit and a transmission unit. A strap is used for hanging the main body from a user's neck. A first audio acquisition device is provided to the strap or the main body. A second audio acquisition device is provided to the strap at a position where a distance between the second audio acquisition device and the user's mouth is smaller than the distance between the first audio acquisition device and the user's in a state where the strap is worn around the user's neck. The discrimination unit discriminates whether an acquired sound is an uttered voice of the user or of another person by comparing audio signals of the sound acquired by the first and second audio acquisition devices. The transmission unit transmits information including the discrimination result to an external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Yohei Nishino, Kiyoshi Iida, Takao Naito
  • Patent number: 8988361
    Abstract: A writing apparatus includes: a voltage application unit that applies a voltage to a display medium whose display changes according to an irradiation of light and an applied voltage; an optical output unit that irradiates light toward the display medium; and a controller that (i) receives a position signal that has been output from an apparatus upon contact with an input device, the position signal indicating a position of the contact with the input device, (ii) specifies, based on the received position signal, a position on the display medium at which a display is to be changed, and (iii) controls the optical output unit so that light is irradiated toward the specified position on the display medium for a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruo Harada, Taijyu Gan, Hiroshi Arisawa, Yasunori Okano, Chisato Urano, Takashi Morikawa, Atsushi Hirano
  • Patent number: 8983843
    Abstract: A motion analyzer may include a motion detection unit, a speaking detection unit, and a determination unit. The motion detection unit may detect motion of a part of a body of a subject. The speaking detection unit may detect speaking of the subject. The determination unit may determine that the subject has performed predetermined motion when motion of a part of the body is detected by the motion detection unit and speaking of the subject is detected by the speaking detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Kiyoshi Iida, Yohei Nishino, Akira Fujii, Haruo Harada
  • Patent number: 8892424
    Abstract: An audio analysis system includes a terminal apparatus and a host system. The terminal apparatus acquires an audio signal of a sound containing utterances of a user and another person, discriminates between portions of the audio signal corresponding to the utterances of the user and the other person, detects an utterance feature based on the portion corresponding to the utterance of the user or the other person, and transmits utterance information including the discrimination and detection results to the host system. The host system detects a part corresponding to a conversation from the received utterance information, detects portions of the part of the utterance information corresponding to the user and the other person, compares a combination of plural utterance features corresponding to the portions of the part of the utterance information of the user and the other person with relation information to estimate an emotion, and outputs estimation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Yohei Nishino, Kiyoshi Iida, Takao Naito
  • Patent number: 8855331
    Abstract: An audio analysis apparatus includes the following components. A strap has an end portion connected to a main body and is used to hang the main body from a user's neck. A first audio acquisition device is at the end portion or in the main body. Second and third audio acquisition devices are at positions separate from the end portion by substantially the same predetermined distances, on the respective sides of the strap extending from the user's neck. An analysis unit discriminates whether an acquired sound is an uttered voice of the user or another person by comparing audio signals of acquired by the first and second or third audio acquisition devices and detects an orientation of the user's face by comparing the audio signals acquired by the second and third audio acquisition devices. A transmission unit transmits the analysis result to an external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Iida, Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Yohei Nishino
  • Patent number: 8731213
    Abstract: A voice analyzer includes an apparatus body, a strap that is connected to the apparatus body to make the apparatus body hung from a neck of a wearer, a first voice acquisition unit that acquires a voice of a speaker and is disposed in either a left or right strap when viewed from the wearer, a second voice acquisition unit that acquires the voice of the speaker and is disposed in the opposite strap in which the first voice acquisition unit is disposed, and an arrangement recognition unit that recognizes arrangements of the first and second voice acquisition units, when viewed from the wearer, by comparing a voice signal of the voice acquired by the first voice acquisition unit with sound pressure of a heart sound of the wearer acquired by the second voice acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Akira Fujii, Yohei Nishino, Kiyoshi Iida
  • Publication number: 20140108011
    Abstract: A sound analysis apparatus includes a sound information obtaining section chat obtains information relating to a sound acquired by a sound acquiring section that acquires the sound and distinguishes a spoken voice of a wearer from a spoken voice of another person, a phase difference deriving section that derives a relationship between a frequency and a phase difference with respect to the sound acquired by the plural sound acquiring sections, a dispersion deriving section that derives a dispersion that is the level of irregularity of the derived phase difference, and a distance deriving section that derives a distance between the wearer and the other person using a first dispersion derived in a case where the sound is distinguished as the spoken voice of the other person and a second dispersion derived in a case where the sound is distinguished as the spoken voice of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Yohei NISHINO, Haruo HARADA, Hirohito YONEYAMA, Kei SHIMOTANI, Akira FUJII, Kiyoshi IIDA
  • Publication number: 20140088966
    Abstract: A voice analyzer includes a voice information acquiring unit that acquires information about voices acquired by a first voice acquiring unit which acquires the voice and is worn by a first wearer and a second voice acquiring unit which acquires the voice and is worn by a second wearer from each of the wearers, and a distance calculation unit that calculates a distance between the first wearer and the second wearer on the basis of (a) speaker identification information, which is information for determining whether the voice acquired by the first voice acquiring unit and the voice which is the same as that acquired by the first voice acquiring unit and is acquired by the second voice acquiring unit are spoken by the wearers or other persons, and (b) a phase difference between sound waves with plural frequencies included in the voices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruo HARADA, Yohei NISHINO, Kiyoshi IIDA, Kei SHIMOTANI, Hirohito YONEYAMA, Akira FUJII