Patents by Inventor Hidekuni Annaka

Hidekuni Annaka 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: 20220406060
    Abstract: An information processing device includes circuitry to obtain coordinates of an attention point in an area of which a video image is to be displayed, based on information indicating a designated area and received from a terminal device, select an image capturing device based on the coordinates of the attention point, and obtain an angle of view in which angles each of which is formed by a corresponding one of two first straight lines and a second straight line are adjusted to have same degrees with each other. Each first straight line connects the image capturing device and a corresponding one of ends of the area. The second straight line connects the image capturing device and the attention point. The circuitry determines a display area adjusted based on the angle of view and transmits, to the terminal device, information on the image capturing device and information on the display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Mayu HAKATA, Kenichiro MORITA, Hidekuni ANNAKA
  • Publication number: 20220394178
    Abstract: A communication terminal including circuitry to: receive video data including a captured image, from a communication management server that manages the captured image of video data distributed from another communication terminal different from the communication terminal; determine whether any predetermined-area information indicating a predetermined area of the captured image to be displayed during a reproduction time of the video data is stored in a memory; and control a display to display an image representing the predetermined area indicated by the predetermined-area information, based on a determination that the predetermined-area information is stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Hidekuni ANNAKA, Kenichiro MORITA
  • Publication number: 20220311970
    Abstract: A communication management device includes circuitry that: receives captured image data of a captured image obtained by an image capturing device and time-series information representing a date and time associated with predetermined area information, the predetermined area information representing a predetermined area and is transmitted by a communication terminal that displays a predetermined area image of the predetermined area; and transmits, to the communication terminal, converted predetermined area image data obtained through perspective projection conversion based on the received captured image data and the received time-series information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Kenichiro MORITA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Tomonori AIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220309133
    Abstract: A management system includes circuitry to receive an operation request for a specific device of one or more devices from a communication terminal used by a user for who user authentication has been successfully performed by a management system. The one or more devices and the communication terminal are communicating with each other to execute an event managed by the management system. The circuitry stores, in a memory, operation identification information and access information in association with each other. The operation identification information identifies a device operation associated with the operation request. The access information is associated with the user and used to access external storage. The circuitry uploads data acquired by the specific device according to the device operation corresponding to the operation identification information to the external storage using the access information associated with the operation identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hinohara, Hidekuni Annaka, Takeshi Homma
  • Patent number: 11323621
    Abstract: An image communication system includes a first communication terminal and a second communication terminal. The first communication terminal acquires an image captured by an image capturing device. The second communication terminal receives the image from the first communication terminal via a network, and displays the image on a screen of a display. The first communication terminal includes first circuitry that, in response to receipt of an operation of switching a view mode related to viewing of the image, transmits the image and first viewable area information to the second communication terminal. The first viewable area information is related to a viewable area of the image to be displayed on the screen. The second communication terminal includes second circuitry that receives the image and the first viewable area information and displays the viewable area of the image on the screen based on the first viewable area information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori Aikawa, Kenichiro Morita, Hidekuni Annaka, Takeshi Homma, Takuya Soneda, Hideki Shiro, Takafumi Takeda
  • Publication number: 20220103751
    Abstract: A communication management apparatus includes circuitry to receive from a communication terminal predetermined-position information indicating a predetermined position in an area where a plurality of image capturing devices are provided, and number-of-division information indicating the number of divisions for dividing the area from the predetermined position, and transmit to the communication terminal first predetermined-area information indicating a predetermined area including the predetermined position in an image captured by a first image capturing device and second predetermined-area information indicating a predetermined area including the predetermined position in an image captured by a second image capturing device, the first image capturing device being arranged at a shortest distance from the predetermined position, and the second image capturing device being arranged such that an angle between the second and the first image capturing devices is closest to an angle obtained by dividing the area in
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Hidekuni ANNAKA, Kenichiro MORITA, Hiroyuki KANDA, Kyohsuke KAMINUSHI, Tomonori AIKAWA, Yuya AKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220103763
    Abstract: A communication management apparatus for communicating with a communication terminal, including circuitry that receives from the communication terminal pieces of designated-position information transmitted, each indicating a corresponding one of a plurality of designated positions in an area where the plurality of image capturing devices are provided, and transmits to the communication terminal identification information of a shareable image capturing device and pieces of predetermined-area information of the shareable image capturing device, the shareable image capturing device being an image capturing device for which distances from any two designated positions among the plurality of designated positions indicated by the pieces of designated-position information are shortest and which is capable of sharing images of the two designated positions, each of the pieces of predetermined-area information of the shareable image capturing device indicating a predetermined area in which a corresponding one of the two
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Hidekuni ANNAKA, Kenichiro MORITA, Kyohsuke KAMINUSHI, Hiroyuki KANDA, Tomonori AIKAWA, Yuya AKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220094850
    Abstract: A communication terminal including circuitry to: receive images captured by a plurality of image capturing devices in a distribution site; accept designation of a point of interest in the distribution site by a user; acquire predetermined-area information indicating a predetermined area including the designated point of interest, the predetermined area being included in an image captured by a specific image capturing device selected based on a position of the point of interest and positions of the image capturing devices; and display a predetermined-area image based on the acquired predetermined-area information, the predetermined-area image being an image of the predetermined area in the image captured by the specific image capturing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Kenichiro MORITA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Tomonori AIKAWA, Yuya AKIMOTO, Hiroyuki KANDA, Kyohsuke KAMINUSHI
  • Publication number: 20220086346
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes an imaging device and circuitry. The imaging device captures an image. The circuitry defines a point of interest in the image, converts the defined point of interest in accordance with attitude information of the image capturing device, and cuts out a viewable area from the image. The viewable area includes the converted point of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Hideki SHIRO, Kenichiro MORITA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Takeshi HOMMA, Takuya SONEDA, Tomonori AIKAWA, Takafumi TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220070412
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a memory that stores target area information indicating a plurality of target areas at the distribution site, and circuitry that controls a display to display a viewable-area image including a particular target area, based on the target area information of the particular target area, in response to reception of target area designation information designating the particular target area. An image communication system including the communication terminal, a displaying method, and a non-transitory recording medium are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tomonori AIKAWA, Kenichiro MORITA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Yuya AKIMOTO, Hiroyuki KANDA, Kyohsuke KAMINUSHI
  • Patent number: 11206351
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes an imaging device and circuitry. The imaging device captures an image. The circuitry defines a point of interest in the image, converts the defined point of interest in accordance with attitude information of the image capturing device, and cuts out a viewable area from the image. The viewable area includes the converted point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Shiro, Kenichiro Morita, Hidekuni Annaka, Takeshi Homma, Takuya Soneda, Tomonori Aikawa, Takafumi Takeda
  • Patent number: 11042342
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes circuitry that displays a first image corresponding to a first area of a whole image shared by communication terminals, and stores first terminal information identifying a first one of the communication terminals that causes a second one of the communication terminals to display an image being displayed by the first communication terminal. The circuitry receives second terminal information and viewable area information from a third one of the communication terminals that displays a second image corresponding to a second area of the whole image. The second terminal information identifies the third communication terminal. The viewable area information represents the second area. When the first terminal information and the second terminal information are the same, the circuitry determines whether an operation state of the first image is an operating state, and if so, displays the second image after the operation state shifts to a standby state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Morita, Hidekuni Annaka, Takeshi Homma, Takuya Soneda, Tomonori Aikawa, Hideki Shiro, Takafumi Takeda
  • Publication number: 20210099669
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an imaging device and circuitry. The imaging device captures an image of a subject to acquire image data. The circuitry reads a two-dimensional code displayed on a communication terminal and acquired with the imaging device, and acquires setting information for using a service provided by a content distribution system that distributes content via a communication network. The setting information is represented by the read two-dimensional code. The circuitry further connects the image capturing apparatus to the communication network with network connection information included in the acquired setting information, and distributes the image data acquired by the imaging device to the content distribution system via the communication network connected to the image capturing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki Shiro, Hidekuni Annaka, Kenichiro Morita, Takuya Soneda, Takeshi Homma, Kumiko Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20210090211
    Abstract: An image processing method includes receiving settings of a grid for identifying a relative position of a subject included in a spherical image, displaying, on a display, a display image including the spherical image and a grid image superimposed on the spherical image, and receiving an input of rendering to the spherical image in the displayed display image. The grid image is generated in accordance with the received settings of the grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Takafumi TAKEDA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Kenichiro MORITA, Kumiko YOSHIDA, Tomonori AIKAWA, Hideki SHIRO, Takuya SONEDA, Takeshi HOMMA
  • Patent number: 10944619
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes circuitry. The circuitry receives data of a whole image, data of a material image, and superimposition position information indicating a position where the material image is to be superimposed on the whole image, the data of the whole image, the data of the material image, and the superimposition position information being transmitted from another communication terminal. The circuitry superimposes the material image on the whole image at the position indicated by the superimposition position information. The circuitry causes a display to display a predetermined-area image, which is an image of a predetermined area of the whole image. When at least a part of the material image being superimposed is not displayed in the predetermined-area image, the circuitry changes the position where the material image is superimposed such that the material image is displayed at a predetermined position in the predetermined-area image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Mayu Hakata, Kenichiro Morita, Takafumi Takeda, Hidekuni Annaka, Takeshi Homma, Yohhei Ohmura
  • Patent number: 10944798
    Abstract: An image communication system includes a first communication terminal including first circuitry and a second communication terminal including second circuitry. The first circuitry of the first communication terminal transmits, to the second communication terminal, first image data representing a first image and second image data representing a second image. The first circuitry of the first communication terminal transmits, to the second communication terminal, position information indicating a predetermined position on the first image. The second circuitry of the second communication terminal combines, based on the position information, the second image with the first image at the predetermined position on the first image to generate a combined image. The second circuitry of the second communication terminal displays, on a display, the combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohhei Ohmura, Kenichiro Morita, Takafumi Takeda, Hidekuni Annaka, Takeshi Homma, Mayu Hakata
  • Publication number: 20210026589
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes circuitry that displays a first image corresponding to a first area of a whole image shared by communication terminals, and stores first terminal information identifying a first one of the communication terminals that causes a second one of the communication terminals to display an image being displayed by the first communication terminal. The circuitry receives second terminal information and viewable area information from a third one of the communication terminals that displays a second image corresponding to a second area of the whole image. The second terminal information identifies the third communication terminal. The viewable area information represents the second area. When the first terminal information and the second terminal information are the same, the circuitry determines whether an operation state of the first image is an operating state, and if so, displays the second image after the operation state shifts to a standby state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichiro Morita, Hidekuni Annaka, Takeshi Homma, Takuya Soneda, Tomonori Aikawa, Hideki Shiro, Takafumi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10863086
    Abstract: A communication terminal for displaying a predetermined-area image, which is an image of a part of a whole image, includes circuitry. The circuitry receives first predetermined information specifying a first predetermined area, the first predetermined information being transmitted from another communication terminal displaying a first predetermined-area image, which is an image of the first predetermined-area. The circuitry calculates a position of the first predetermined area with respect to a second predetermined area, based on the first predetermined information received and second predetermined information specifying the second predetermined area, the second predetermined area being an area of a second predetermined-area image being displayed by the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohhei Ohmura, Kenichiro Morita, Takeshi Homma, Takuya Soneda, Mayu Hakata, Hidekuni Annaka
  • Publication number: 20200296302
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes an imaging device and circuitry. The imaging device captures an image. The circuitry defines a point of interest in the image, converts the defined point of interest in accordance with attitude information of the image capturing device, and cuts out a viewable area from the image. The viewable area includes the converted point of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki SHIRO, Kenichiro MORITA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Takeshi HOMMA, Takuya SONEDA, Tomonori AIKAWA, Takafumi TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20200296284
    Abstract: An image communication system includes a first communication terminal and a second communication terminal. The first communication terminal acquires an image captured by an image capturing device. The second communication terminal receives the image from the first communication terminal via a network, and displays the image on a screen of a display. The first communication terminal includes first circuitry that, in response to receipt of an operation of switching a view mode related to viewing of the image, transmits the image and first viewable area information to the second communication terminal. The first viewable area information is related to a viewable area of the image to be displayed on the screen. The second communication terminal includes second circuitry that receives the image and the first viewable area information and displays the viewable area of the image on the screen based on the first viewable area information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Tomonori AIKAWA, Kenichiro MORITA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Takeshi HOMMA, Takuya SONEDA, Hideki SHIRO, Takafumi TAKEDA