Patents by Inventor Hiroki Matsuura

Hiroki Matsuura 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: 20220014628
    Abstract: The example embodiments provides a processing system (10) including: an acquisition unit (11) that acquires target speech data in which a target speech is recorded or a target feature value that indicates a feature of the target speech; an inference unit (12) that infers a language of the target speech, based on an inference model for inferring a language of a speech from speech data or a speech feature value and the target speech data or the target feature value; a result output unit (13) that outputs an inference result by the inference unit (12); a determination unit (14) that determines whether the inference result is correct; and a learning data output unit (15) that outputs the inference result determined to be correct by the determination unit (14) and the target speech data or the target feature value, as learning data for generating the inference model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki MATSUURA, Shuji KOMEIJI, Takayuki SHIROKAZE, Ryoji YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210394049
    Abstract: When one of a first-part HP indication to a third-part HP indication is tapped at one of the terminals participating in a quest, a character icon, a part information indication, and a designation indication are displayed at each of the terminals participating in the quest on the basis of part information, player character information, and player number information of the terminal at which the part HP indication has been tapped. This makes it possible for a player to notify the players at the other terminals of a part that the player wishes to attack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: CYGAMES, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroki Matsuura
  • Patent number: 11137961
    Abstract: A machine-readable, non-transitory recording medium, an image forming apparatus, and an information processing apparatus. The machine-readable, non-transitory recording medium stores instructions that, when executed, cause the information processing apparatus to display a special color settings screen for setting an RGB value of drawing data to be printed in a special color included in print data to be transmitted to an image forming apparatus, generate the print data instructing printing of the RGB value set on the special color settings screen in the special color, and transmit the generated print data to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji Kunimi, Masato Tanaka, Hiroki Matsuura
  • Patent number: 11039039
    Abstract: There is provided an image forming apparatus for performing printing in a plurality of colors. The image forming apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to receive first print data in which an object to be printed in a spot color is designated in a first area in a document to be printed and second print data of the document to be printed from an information processing apparatus; convert the second print data received by the communication unit into image data of a predetermined color; extract an image of the first area from the image data obtained by conversion of the drawing unit; convert the image of the first area extracted by the spot color image control unit into the spot color; and generate image data of the spot color in which the image of the first area converted by the conversion unit is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji Kunimi, Yutaka Ataku, Noboru Tamura, Ryo Kobayashi, Hiroki Matsuura, Yoshio Taga, Kaname Nomura
  • Publication number: 20200348236
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a means for confirming whether a plant (for example, cannabis or tobacco) or a processed product thereof is a genuine product. The present invention provides a confirmation method including: an irradiation step (S11) of irradiating a plant or a processed product of the plant with light; a confirmation 5 step (S12) of confirming whether the plant or the processed product of the plant irradiated with light emits fluorescence; and a determination step (S13) of determining the plant or the processed product of the plant emitting fluorescence to be a genuine product and the plant or the processed product of the plant not emitting fluorescence to be a counterfeit product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki MATSUURA
  • Publication number: 20200336622
    Abstract: There is provided an image forming apparatus for performing printing in a plurality of colors. The image forming apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to receive first print data in which an object to be printed in a spot color is designated in a first area in a document to be printed and second print data of the document to be printed from an information processing apparatus; convert the second print data received by the communication unit into image data of a predetermined color; extract an image of the first area from the image data obtained by conversion of the drawing unit; convert the image of the first area extracted by the spot color image control unit into the spot color; and generate image data of the spot color in which the image of the first area converted by the conversion unit is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji KUNIMI, Yutaka ATAKU, Noboru TAMURA, Ryo KOBAYASHI, Hiroki MATSUURA, Yoshio TAGA, Kaname NOMURA
  • Publication number: 20200081669
    Abstract: A machine-readable, non-transitory recording medium, an image forming apparatus, and an information processing apparatus. The machine-readable, non-transitory recording medium stores instructions that, when executed, cause the information processing apparatus to display a special color settings screen for setting an RGB value of drawing data to be printed in a special color included in print data to be transmitted to an image forming apparatus, generate the print data instructing printing of the RGB value set on the special color settings screen in the special color, and transmit the generated print data to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Keiji Kunimi, Masato Tanaka, Hiroki Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20190330005
    Abstract: A sheet storage apparatus having: a holding section that holds a storage bag for storing a sheet; a first clamping section; and a second clamping section, wherein the first clamping section and the second clamping section relatively approach to clamp the storage bag held by the holding section, and when a direction in which the first clamping section relatively approaches the second clamping section is defined as a first direction, and a direction opposite to the first direction is defined as a second direction, an end of the first clamping section in the first direction is located on a side in the first direction with respect to an end of the second clamping section in the second direction in a state in which the storage bag is clamped between the first clamping section and the second clamping section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro YOKOO, Hiroki MATSUURA
  • Patent number: 10248366
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device for controlling printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10025229
    Abstract: A belt unit includes an endless belt, a plurality of support rotators, a pair of supports, and a stopper. The endless belt is wound around the plurality of support rotators. The pair of supports extend in a direction intersecting an axial direction of each of the plurality of support rotators. The pair of supports are disposed opposite to and spaced away from each other, to rotatably support both ends of each of the plurality of support rotators in the axial direction. The stopper is disposed at at least one end of at least one support rotator of the plurality of support rotators and outside from a corresponding one support of the pair of supports in the axial direction, to restrict movement of the corresponding one support in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20180074760
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device for controlling printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki MATSUURA
  • Patent number: 9746822
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a main body; a first unit detachably attachable to the main body; a second unit which is arranged adjacent to the first unit and which is detachably attachable to the main body; and a cover which is located on the front side of the second unit relative to the detaching direction of the first and second units while supported by the second unit and which is openable and closable, wherein opening the cover permits detaching of the first unit from the main body and attaching of the first unit to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20160187840
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a main body; a first unit detachably attachable to the main body; a second unit which is arranged adjacent to the first unit and which is detachably attachable to the main body; and a cover which is located on the front side of the second unit relative to the detaching direction of the first and second units while supported by the second unit and which is openable and closable, wherein opening the cover permits detaching of the first unit from the main body and attaching of the first unit to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventor: Hiroki MATSUURA
  • Publication number: 20160187818
    Abstract: A belt unit includes an endless belt, a plurality of support rotators, a pair of supports, and a stopper. The endless belt is wound around the plurality of support rotators. The pair of supports extend in a direction intersecting an axial direction of each of the plurality of support rotators. The pair of supports are disposed opposite to and spaced away from each other, to rotatably support both ends of each of the plurality of support rotators in the axial direction. The stopper is disposed at at least one end of at least one support rotator of the plurality of support rotators and outside from a corresponding one support of the pair of supports in the axial direction, to restrict movement of the corresponding one support in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventor: Hiroki MATSUURA
  • Patent number: 8843009
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming mechanism, an image bearing member, a transfer member, a transfer member mount, and an image detector. The image forming mechanism forms a first image and a second image on a surface of the image bearing member. The transfer member is disposed facing the image bearing member and contactable thereagainst to form a transfer nip at which the first image is transferred from the image bearing member to a recording medium. The transfer member mount on which the transfer member is disposed accommodates multiple different sizes of transfer member. The image detector detects the second image on the surface of the image bearing member. The image forming apparatus includes a plurality of interchangeable transfer members, only one of which at any given time faces the image bearing member, and a transfer member switching device to switch between the plurality of transfer members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Yogosawa, Nobuto Yokokawa, Satoru Uchida, Takeshi Fukao, Takuya Sekine, Hiroki Matsuura, Masakazu Imai
  • Patent number: 8639173
    Abstract: A pressing mechanism that presses a solid lubricant against a brush roller includes two movable members that receive the biasing force of a single biasing unit, rotate around a fulcrum, and press places of the solid lubricant at the symmetric positions with respect to the center of a contact portion of the solid lubricant. The curvature of a portion of a curve shape of the movable member that contacts a casing inner wall is set such that the pressing force in a pressing direction of the solid lubricant in the last stage becomes greater than the pressing force in an intermediate stage, from the initial stage to the last stage after the solid lubricant of the predetermined amount or more is scraped off via the intermediate stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hiroki Matsuura
  • Patent number: 8472856
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image forming units that are arranged in parallel so as to be opposed to an intermediate transfer belt or a transfer carriage belt. A black image forming unit that forms a black toner image is arranged at a downstream end or upstream end in the running direction of the intermediate transfer belt or the transfer carriage belt with respect to the other image forming units. The black image forming unit is configured so that its lubricant supplying unit contains a larger amount of lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiromichi Ninomiya, Hiroshi Mizusawa, Naohiro Kumagai, Hiroki Matsuura, Yoshinori Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20130051828
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming mechanism, an image bearing member, a transfer member, a transfer member mount, and an image detector. The image forming mechanism forms a first image and a second image on a surface of the image bearing member. The transfer member is disposed facing the image bearing member and contactable thereagainst to form a transfer nip at which the first image is transferred from the image bearing member to a recording medium. The transfer member mount on which the transfer member is disposed accommodates multiple different sizes of transfer member. The image detector detects the second image on the surface of the image bearing member. The image forming apparatus includes a plurality of interchangeable transfer members, only one of which at any given time faces the image bearing member, and a transfer member switching device to switch between the plurality of transfer members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Kazuki YOGOSAWA, Nobuto Yokokawa, Satoru Uchida, Takeshi Fukao, Takuya Sekine, Hiroki Matsuura, Masakazu Imai
  • Publication number: 20120237251
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member to bear a toner image on a surface thereof, an intermediate transfer member disposed facing the image bearing member, onto which the toner image is transferred, a primary transfer device disposed opposite the image bearing member with the intermediate transfer member interposed therebetween to transfer the toner image from the image bearing member onto the intermediate transfer member, a cleaning device detachably attachable relative to the intermediate transfer member and including a cleaning member to contact the surface of the intermediate transfer member to remove residual toner remaining on the intermediate transfer member after transfer of the toner image, and a lubricant application device detachably attachable relative to the intermediate transfer device to apply a lubricant on the surface of the intermediate transfer member. The cleaning device and the lubricant application device are detachably attachable independent of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsuura, Takeshi Fukao
  • Patent number: 8169645
    Abstract: A printer includes a data obtaining unit, a storage unit, an engine, and a printing unit. The data obtaining unit obtains, from print data stored in the storage unit, print data for sheets less than the maximum number of sheets dischargeable to a discharge tray as target print data and sends the target print data to the engine via the printing unit. The target print data includes first print data of odd pages and second print data of even pages. After printing the first print data on one side of sheets fed from a feed tray and discharges the sheets onto the discharge tray, the engine prints the second print data on the other side of the sheets manually returned from the discharge tray to the feed tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsuura, Yuichi Niwa, Katsumi Shimokawa, Masahiro Ogawa, Kenji Togashi