Patents by Inventor Hiroshi HINOHARA

Hiroshi HINOHARA 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: 11539764
    Abstract: A communication management system manages a session in which a plurality of terminal apparatuses shares a stroke image. The communication management system includes circuitry configured to: manage stroke information including a plurality of pieces of stroke data representing the stroke image; receive, from a first terminal apparatus, group operation information for designating one or more pieces of stroke data, which are operation targets, from among the plurality of pieces of stroke data; and restrict, based on the group operation information, an operation regarding the one or more pieces of stroke data by a second terminal apparatus, which is different from the first terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hinohara, Shigeru Nakamura, Takeshi Homma, Yuichi Kawasaki, Masashi Ogasawara, Atsushi Miyamoto, Hideki Shiro, Kenichiro Morita
  • 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: 11418628
    Abstract: A communication terminal shares data with another communication terminal. The communication terminal includes circuitry. The circuitry receives, from a communication management apparatus that manages the data shared with the another communication terminal, storage location information representing a storage location of background image data transmitted from the another communication terminal, and transmits a download request to an image storing apparatus corresponding to the storage location to request download of the background image data. The circuitry further starts downloading the background image data from the image storing apparatus and receives, from the communication management apparatus, stroke data of a stroke image rendered on the another communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Shiro, Shigeru Nakamura, Yuichi Kawasaki, Hiroshi Hinohara, Takeshi Homma
  • Patent number: 11416202
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes circuitry to: transmit a participation request for requesting participation in a remote conference being conducted between one or more other communication terminals, to a communication management apparatus that manages data being shared between the other communication terminals; receive screen data of a display screen being currently displayed at the other communication terminals from the communication management apparatus, the screen data of the display screen being one of a plurality of items of screen data generated at at least one of the other communication terminals in the remote conference; and control a display to display the display screen based on the screen data that is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hinohara, Shigeru Nakamura, Yuichi Kawasaki, Masashi Ogasawara, Takeshi Homma, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11394757
    Abstract: A communication terminal comprising circuitry to: receive selection of screen data, from among one or more items of screen data, as sharing target data to be shared with other communication terminal, each screen data to be used for generating a display screen and having been generated at the communication terminal; and share the sharing target data with the other communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunobu Takahashi, Hiroshi Hinohara, Takeshi Homma, Atsushi Miyamoto, Shigeru Nakamura, Yuichi Kawasaki, Masashi Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20220044431
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first communication terminal and a second communication terminal that shares a plurality of images with the first communication terminal. The first communication terminal includes first circuitry that receives a change of a display order of the plurality of images displayed on a display of the first communication terminal; and transmit information regarding the changed display order of the plurality of images to the second communication terminal. The second communication terminal includes second circuitry to change the display order of the plurality of images displayed on a display of the second communication terminal in accordance with the information regarding the display order of the plurality of images received from the first communication terminal. A method for communicating, performed by a communication terminal, the communication terminal, and a non-transitory recording medium executing the method for communicating are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Shigeru NAKAMURA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Takeshi HOMMA
  • Publication number: 20220035958
    Abstract: A communication terminal, a system, a method, and a control program stored in a non-transitory recording medium for controlling capturing of an image, each of which displays, on a display of the communication terminal, an image based on image data to be shared with a counterpart communication terminal; receives an instruction to prohibit capturing of a screen that includes the image based on the image data; and transmits, from the communication terminal to the counterpart communication terminal, information related to the instruction to prohibit capturing of the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Homma, Hiroshi Hinohara, Shigeru Nakamura, Yuichi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11146695
    Abstract: A communication management system, a communication system, a communication control method, and a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Homma, Shigeru Nakamura, Yuichi Kawasaki, Hiroshi Hinohara, Kenichiro Morita, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20210286773
    Abstract: A communication management apparatus includes a memory and circuitry. The memory stores a hierarchical data structure in which each page of a plurality of pages forming a display screen shared by a plurality of communication terminals is associated with one or more objects included in the each page. The circuitry receives, from one communication terminal of the plurality of communication terminals, an operation request that requests an operation on a particular object of the one or more objects. When editing of the particular object and editing of data in a lower layer associated with a higher layer of the particular object are both allowed, the circuitry transmits a success notification to the one communication terminal to notify success of the operation on the particular object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi HOMMA, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Masashi OGASAWARA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210274019
    Abstract: A communication terminal shares data with another communication terminal. The communication terminal includes circuitry. The circuitry receives, from a communication management apparatus that manages the data shared with the another communication terminal, storage location information representing a storage location of background image data transmitted from the another communication terminal, and transmits a download request to an image storing apparatus corresponding to the storage location to request download of the background image data. The circuitry further starts downloading the background image data from the image storing apparatus and receives, from the communication management apparatus, stroke data of a stroke image rendered on the another communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki SHIRO, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Takeshi HOMMA
  • Patent number: 11061641
    Abstract: A screen sharing system is configured to perform screen sharing between a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus. The first information processing apparatus is configured to acquire, as screen-sharing information, an image displayed on the first information processing apparatus, and transmit the screen-sharing information to a first server, when a data amount of the screen-sharing information is below a threshold value, and transmit the screen-sharing information to a second server and transmit, to the first server, storage destination information indicating a storage destination of the screen-sharing information, when the data is greater than or equal to the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Kawasaki, Shigeru Nakamura, Masashi Ogasawara, Atsushi Miyamoto, Hiroshi Hinohara, Takeshi Homma
  • Patent number: 11057644
    Abstract: A distribution system includes circuitry to: encrypt a part of each of a plurality of images constituting a video image, the part having an angle of view other than a normal angle of view; provide a decryption key to a receiving client terminal operated by an authorized viewer; decrypt the part of each of the plurality of images having the angle of view other than the normal angle of view by using the decryption key provided; and display the video image based on other part of each of the plurality of images that is not encrypted having the normal angle of view and the decrypted part of each of the plurality of images having the angle of view other than the normal angle of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Horiuchi, Hideki Shiro, Hiroshi Hinohara, Ryo Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20210126955
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes an interface and circuitry. The interface communicates with a counterpart communication terminal to share data with the counterpart communication terminal that is input with first image data. The circuitry causes a display to display an image associated with second image data. The second image data is compressed data of the first image data. The circuitry further transmits, to a server, a capture image acquisition request that is a request for a capture image corresponding to the image associated with the second image data and displayed on the display. The server manages shared data to be shared with the counterpart communication terminal. The circuitry further receives, from the server, capture image data of an image associated with the first image data. The capture image data is acquired by the counterpart communication terminal in response to the capture image acquisition request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Kota NAGAOKA, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Takeshi HOMMA, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Masashi OGASAWARA, Tatsuroh SUGIOKA
  • Publication number: 20210092170
    Abstract: A communication terminal comprising circuitry to: receive selection of screen data, from among one or more items of screen data, as sharing target data to be shared with other communication terminal, each screen data to be used for generating a display screen and having been generated at the communication terminal; and share the sharing target data with the other communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kazunobu TAKAHASHI, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Takeshi HOMMA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Masashi OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20210058521
    Abstract: A communication management system, a communication system, a communication control method, and a recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi HOMMA, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Kenichiro MORITA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210055904
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes circuitry to: transmit a participation request for requesting participation in a remote conference being conducted between one or more other communication terminals, to a communication management apparatus that manages data being shared between the other communication terminals; receive screen data of a display screen being currently displayed at the other communication terminals from the communication management apparatus, the screen data of the display screen being one of a plurality of items of screen data generated at at least one of the other communication terminals in the remote conference; and control a display to display the display screen based on the screen data that is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi HINOHARA, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Masashi OGASAWARA, Takeshi HOMMA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210026509
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes circuitry that receives, from a communication management apparatus, an operation restriction notification for restricting an operation on a display image to be displayed on a display. The communication management apparatus controls communication between the communication terminal and another communication terminal that shares data of the display image with the communication terminal. In response to receipt of the operation during an operation restriction period in which the operation on the display image is restricted, the circuity controls the display to display a plurality of options as to whether to reflect the received operation in the display image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi HOMMA, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Kenichiro MORITA, Masashi OGASAWARA
  • Patent number: 10868923
    Abstract: A communication management system, a communication system, a communication control method, and a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Homma, Shigeru Nakamura, Yuichi Kawasaki, Hiroshi Hinohara, Kenichiro Morita, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20200296146
    Abstract: A communication management system manages a session in which a plurality of terminal apparatuses shares a stroke image. The communication management system includes circuitry configured to: manage stroke information including a plurality of pieces of stroke data representing the stroke image; receive, from a first terminal apparatus, group operation information for designating one or more pieces of stroke data, which are operation targets, from among the plurality of pieces of stroke data; and restrict, based on the group operation information, an operation regarding the one or more pieces of stroke data by a second terminal apparatus, which is different from the first terminal apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi HINOHARA, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Takeshi HOMMA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Masashi OGASAWARA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Hideki SHIRO, Kenichiro MORITA
  • Publication number: 20200296145
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes circuitry configured to: start a download of a plurality of stroke data items corresponding to a plurality of stroke images drawn at another communication terminal from a communication management system; receive capture image data obtained by capturing a display screen displayed at the another communication terminal by the another communication terminal, from an image storage device that stores the capture image data; when the download of the plurality of stroke data items is not completed, control a display of the communication terminal to display a capture image corresponding to the received capture image data; and when the download of the plurality of stroke data items is completed, control the display to switch an image to be displayed on the display from the capture image currently being displayed to the plurality of stroke images corresponding to the downloaded plurality of stroke data items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi HORIUCHI, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Masashi OGASAWARA, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Takeshi HOMMA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Takafumi TAKEDA