Patents by Inventor Hideki Fujimoto

Hideki Fujimoto 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: 10506039
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a mobile apparatus that moves to a user in response to receiving an instruction to provide a service from the user and provides the service to the user after obtaining approval; and a client apparatus that manages a schedule input by the user, and, in response to receiving the instruction, transmits an instruction which is derived from the received instruction, the received instruction including information of at least one of a designated date and time and a designated location at which the service is to be provided. The client apparatus includes a display that displays a schedule in which a service providing schedule is added to the schedule input by the user according to a schedule display instruction, and the mobile apparatus moves to a scheduled location at a scheduled date and time and provides the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kobayashi, Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20190311688
    Abstract: During a drive period, luminance momentarily decreases when the value ?(A?B) is positive and momentarily increases when the value ?(A?B) is negative. When the luminance increases during a pause period in accordance with the balance in time constant between an alignment film and a liquid crystal material that are included in a pixel forming portion, primary and secondary parasitic capacitances are adjusted so as to set the value ?(A?B) to be negative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto KITAGAWA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Yusuke NISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20190155298
    Abstract: A control device includes: a receiving unit that receives a request for processing; and a control unit that, in a case where the receiving unit receives a plurality of requests for processing from a plurality of places, controls a traveling route of a processing apparatus based on traveling time taken for the processing apparatus to travel to the plurality of places and processing time taken for the processing apparatus to finish the processing after traveling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira ICHIKAWA, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190146964
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes a moving unit, an obtaining unit, and a presenting unit. The moving unit causes the information providing apparatus to move toward a specified destination or along a predetermined route. The obtaining unit obtains information associated with a user located around a current position of the information providing apparatus in accordance with moving of the moving unit. The presenting unit presents the information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya OGATA, Masatoshi MARUO, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190101913
    Abstract: A self-moving apparatus that provides a service by moving to a destination and includes a detection unit and a reporting unit. A reception unit receives a user instruction for causing the self-moving apparatus to move to a predetermined destination if the self-moving apparatus is in a predetermined state relating to maintenance or printing or if the self-moving apparatus is changed to be in the predetermined state. A detection unit detects a state of the self-moving apparatus. A moving unit that moves to the predetermined destination if the self-moving apparatus is in the predetermined state or if the self-moving apparatus is changed to be in the predetermined state on the basis of a detection result obtained by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Naoya OGATA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190088224
    Abstract: Common electrodes are provided in a manner in which the common electrodes are divided into a common electrode for an odd column corresponding to a pixel electrode to which a positive video signal is applied in a certain frame period, and a common electrode for an even column corresponding to a pixel electrode to which a negative video signal is applied in the certain frame period. A common electrode driver is configured to be capable of separately applying a voltage to the common electrode for the odd column and the common electrode for the even column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: HIDEKI FUJIMOTO, MAKOTO KITAGAWA, YUSUKE NISHIHARA, YOSHITO HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10234865
    Abstract: A control device includes: a receiving unit that receives a request for processing; and a control unit that, in a case where the receiving unit receives a plurality of requests for processing from a plurality of places, controls a traveling route of a processing apparatus based on traveling time taken for the processing apparatus to travel to the plurality of places and processing time taken for the processing apparatus to finish the processing after traveling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Ichikawa, Hajime Kajiyama, Hideki Fujimoto, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Naoya Ogata, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10175689
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a self-moving apparatus and a server apparatus. The self-moving apparatus provides a service by moving to a predetermined destination and includes a detection unit and a reporting unit. The detection unit detects a state of the self-moving apparatus. The reporting unit sends a report about the detected state to the server apparatus. The server apparatus includes a reception unit, a report-reception unit, and a first instruction unit. The reception unit receives a user instruction for causing the self-moving apparatus to move to the destination if the self-moving apparatus is in a predetermined state. The report-reception unit receives the report from the self-moving apparatus. The first instruction unit instructs the self-moving apparatus to move to the destination upon the reception unit receiving the user instruction if the report received by the report-reception unit indicates that the self-moving apparatus is in the predetermined state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10169340
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes a moving unit, an obtaining unit, and a presenting unit. The moving unit causes the information providing apparatus to move toward a specified destination or along a predetermined route. The obtaining unit obtains information associated with a user located around a current position of the information providing apparatus in accordance with moving of the moving unit. The presenting unit presents the information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Ogata, Masatoshi Maruo, Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Hajime Kajiyama, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180373852
    Abstract: A robot control system includes a remotely operated robot, a receiver, and an authority granting unit. The remotely operated robot have plural functions. The permission unit is configured to only permit a user having an operation authority for a specific function to remotely operate the specific function, among plural users who remotely operate the remotely operated robot. The receiver is configured to receive a permission request for remotely operating the specific function from a user who does not have the operation authority for the specific function, among the users who remotely operate the remotely operated robot. The authority granting unit is configured to grant the operation authority for the specific function to the user who has made the permission request, if a predetermined condition is satisfied upon receiving the permission request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu TSUBOTA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Tsutomu ISHII, Hideto NOMIYAMA, Hideki FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180373239
    Abstract: A remotely operated mobile robot includes a movement controller, a notification unit, and a switching unit. The movement controller is configured to be remotely operated by a terminal device connected to the remotely operated mobile robot through a communication line so as to control movement of the remotely operated mobile robot. The notification unit is configured to notify a terminal device, other than the terminal device connected to the remotely operated mobile robot, of a request for operation of the remotely operated mobile robot, if a predetermined condition is satisfied. If the terminal device notified of the request for operation of the remotely operated mobile robot makes an operation demand, the switching unit switches to a state of the movement controller to a state in which the movement controller is operable by the terminal device that makes the operation demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu TSUBOTA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Tsutomu ISHII, Hideto NOMIYAMA, Hideki FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180267963
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes a moving unit, an obtaining unit, and a presenting unit. The moving unit causes the information providing apparatus to move toward a specified destination or along a predetermined route. The obtaining unit obtains information associated with a user located around a current position of the information providing apparatus in accordance with moving of the moving unit. The presenting unit presents the information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya OGATA, Masatoshi MARUO, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180259443
    Abstract: An environmental measurement system includes a moving apparatus and an output unit. The moving apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires information on environmental factors, and the moving apparatus is capable of autonomously moving in a predefined region. The output unit outputs an environmental factor distribution in the region, and the environmental factor distribution has been calculated on the basis of the information on environmental factors acquired by the moving apparatus and location information of the moving apparatus at the time the information on environmental factors was acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu TSUBOTA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Masatoshi MARUO, Yasuharu SAKURAI, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180259973
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a request receiving robot and a service providing robot. The request receiving robot includes a floating unit configured to float in air, a recognition unit configured to recognize a service providing request by a user, and a transmitter configured to transmit the recognized service providing request. The service providing robot includes a receiver configured to receive the service providing request transmitted by the request receiving robot, a moving unit configured to move the service providing robot to the user who makes the service providing request as a destination according to the received service providing request, and a service providing unit configured to provide a service to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi MARUO, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180253100
    Abstract: A moving apparatus includes a moving unit, an operation unit, a detector, and a controller. The moving unit moves to a destination point. The operation unit performs a predetermined operation after movement of the moving unit. The detector detects an obstacle. The controller controls the detector to make a detection distance in an opposite direction to a moving direction of the moving apparatus shorter during the movement of the moving unit than during the operation of the operation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teppei AOKI, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hirokazu TSUBOTA, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Naoya OGATA, Kengo TOKUCHI, Yasuharu SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 9992632
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus travels within a predetermined service provision area and, in response to receiving an instruction to provide a service from at least one user present in the service provision area, travels to the user to provide the service to the user. The mobile apparatus moves to a priority stand-by position which is determined based on a location of the at least one user from a plurality of stand-by positions provided within the service provision area and waits for the instruction to provide a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujimoto, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Mariko Miyazaki, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20180067483
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a self-moving apparatus and a server apparatus. The self-moving apparatus provides a service by moving to a predetermined destination and includes a detection unit and a reporting unit. The detection unit detects a state of the self-moving apparatus. The reporting unit sends a report about the detected state to the server apparatus. The server apparatus includes a reception unit, a report-reception unit, and a first instruction unit. The reception unit receives a user instruction for causing the self-moving apparatus to move to the destination if the self-moving apparatus is in a predetermined state. The report-reception unit receives the report from the self-moving apparatus. The first instruction unit instructs the self-moving apparatus to move to the destination upon the reception unit receiving the user instruction if the report received by the report-reception unit indicates that the self-moving apparatus is in the predetermined state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Naoya OGATA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180069935
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a moving apparatus and a service provision instruction apparatus. The moving apparatus moves to a user who is within a service provision area within a predetermined zone, the predetermined zone including the service provision area and a service prohibition area, and provides a service to the user. The service provision instruction apparatus recognizes a position of a user within the zone and instructs the moving apparatus to provide a service to the user when the user is within the service provision area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Naoya OGATA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9891483
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix pattern, each pixel including a first electrode and a second electrode for generating a transverse electric field, wherein: in a first group of pixels arranged in a line along either a row direction or a column direction, pairs of pixels are arranged repeatedly, each pair of pixels including two adjacent pixels that are different from each other in terms of an electrode structure of at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode; and voltages of the same polarity are applied to the two adjacent pixels included in the pair of pixels, and voltages of different polarities from each other are applied to two pixel pairs adjacent to each other in the first group of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Nishihara, Kazuhiko Tsuda, Tetsuo Fukaya, Hideki Fujimoto, Yoshito Hashimoto, Masahiro Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20180011492
    Abstract: A service providing device includes a mobile unit, a providing unit, and an obtaining unit. The mobile unit moves to a destination. The providing unit moves together with the mobile unit and provides a service. The obtaining unit obtains information at a destination at which the providing unit provides a service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime KAJIYAMA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Naoya OGATA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Masatoshi MARUO, Hirokazu TSUBOTA, Yasuharu SAKURAI, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI