Patents by Inventor Hirohito Yoneyama

Hirohito Yoneyama 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: 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: 8773488
    Abstract: The invention provides an exposure head including: a light emitting unit; an imaging unit that allows light from the light emitting unit to enter through an incidence plane and exit from an exit surface so as to form an image at a predetermined position; and a transparent layer provided between the light emitting unit and the imaging unit, while contacting each of the light emitting unit and the imaging unit; the transparent layer having a thickness such that an optical distance between the light emitting unit and the incidence plane of the imaging unit becomes a working distance of the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Nishino, Hirohito Yoneyama, Takashi Matsumura, Yoshinori Yamaguchi, Kiyokazu Mashimo, Katsuhiro Sato
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8687034
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus that emits light toward a latent-image bearing member configured to bear a latent image, the latent image formed on the latent-image bearing member being used in a developing process performed by a developing device. The exposure apparatus includes a first light-emitting unit including an organic electroluminescence element disposed along a main scanning direction of the latent-image bearing member, the first light-emitting unit emitting light toward the latent-image bearing member, and a second light-emitting unit disposed along the main scanning direction, the second light-emitting unit correcting an amount of light to which the latent-image bearing member is exposed in cooperation with the first light-emitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohito Yoneyama, Yohei Nishino, Takashi Matsumura, Yoshinori Yamaguchi, Kiyokazu Mashimo, Katsuhiro Sato
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130191127
    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: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi IIDA, Haruo HARADA, Hirohito YONEYAMA, Kei SHIMOTANI, Akira FUJII, Yohei NISHINO
  • Publication number: 20130185076
    Abstract: A motion analyzer includes a motion detection unit that detects motion of a part of a body of a subject, a speaking detection unit that detects speaking of the subject, and a determination unit that determines 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: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirohito YONEYAMA, Kei SHIMOTANI, Kiyoshi IIDA, Yohei NISHINO, Akira FUJII, Haruo HARADA
  • Publication number: 20130173266
    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: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei NISHINO, Haruo HARADA, Kei SHIMOTANI, Hirohito YONEYAMA, Kiyoshi IIDA, Akira FUJII
  • Publication number: 20130166298
    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: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruo HARADA, Hirohito YONEYAMA, Kei SHIMOTANI, Akira FUJII, Yohei NISHINO, Kiyoshi IIDA
  • Publication number: 20130166299
    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: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei SHIMOTANI, Yohei NISHINO, Hirohito YONEYAMA, Kiyoshi IIDA, Akira FUJII, Haruo HARADA
  • Patent number: 8441507
    Abstract: The present invention provides an annular exposure device, including: plural light emitting members that are provided two-dimensionally along an outer circumferential surface of the annular exposure device, the annular exposure device rotating when the annular exposure device contacts a surface of an image holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamaguchi, Hirohito Yoneyama, Yohei Nishino, Takashi Matsumura, Kiyokazu Mashimo, Katsuhiro Sato
  • Patent number: 8435646
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent device, having an organic compound layer including two or more layers including at least a buffer layer and an emitting layer, wherein at least one of the organic compound layers other than the buffer layer contains at least one charge-transporting polyester represented by Formula (I-1) or (I-2), and the buffer layer is formed in contact with an anode and contains a crosslinked compound formed by using at least one charge injection material containing a substituted silicon group and represented by Formula (III).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Okuda, Katsuhiro Sato, Kiyokazu Mashimo, Takeshi Agata, Toru Ishii, Akira Imai, Tadayoshi Ozaki, Hidekazu Hirose, Hirohito Yoneyama, Mieko Seki, Yohei Nishino, Koji Horiba
  • Patent number: 8421339
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent device includes: a pair of electrodes; a first light-emitting region that is disposed between the pair of electrodes, and that emits light when a voltage is applied between the pair of electrodes such that one of the pair of electrodes serves as an anode; and a second light-emitting region that is disposed between the pair of electrodes, and that emits light when a voltage is applied between the pair of electrodes such that the other of the pair of electrodes serves as an anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Nishino, Hirohito Yoneyama, Yoshinori Yamaguchi, Takashi Matsumura, Kiyokazu Mashimo, Katsuhiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20130080168
    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: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Iida, Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Yohei Nishino
  • Publication number: 20130080169
    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: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruo HARADA, Hirohito YONEYAMA, Kei SHIMOTANI, Yohei NISHINO, Kiyoshi IIDA, Takao NAITO
  • Publication number: 20130080170
    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: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruo HARADA, Hirohito YONEYAMA, Kei SHIMOTANI, Yohei NISHINO, Kiyoshi IIDA, Takao NAITO
  • Patent number: 8264140
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence element includes a pair of electrodes composed of an anode and a cathode, at least one of which is transparent or semitransparent, and one or more organic compound layers disposed between the pair of electrodes, wherein at least one of the organic compound layers comprises at least one charge-transporting polyester consisting of repeating units containing, as a partial structure, at least one structure represented by the following formula (I-1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Horiba, Hidekazu Hirose, Tadayoshi Ozaki, Yohei Nishino, Mieko Seki, Takeshi Agata, Akira Imai, Katsuhiro Sato, Kiyokazu Mashimo, Hirohito Yoneyama, Toru Ishii, Daisuke Okuda