Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kitada

Hiroshi Kitada 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: 11983637
    Abstract: Techniques related to electronic meeting intelligence are disclosed. An apparatus receives audio/video data including first meeting content data for an electronic meeting that includes multiple participants. The apparatus extracts the first meeting content data from the audio/video data. The apparatus generates meeting content metadata based on analyzing the first meeting content data. The apparatus includes the meeting content metadata in a report of the electronic meeting. If the apparatus determines that the audio/video data includes a cue for the apparatus to intervene in the electronic meeting, the apparatus generates intervention data including second meeting content data that is different from the first meeting content data. During the electronic meeting, the apparatus sends the intervention data to one or more nodes associated with at least one participant of the multiple participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kitada, Steven A. Nelson, Lana Wong, Charchit Arora
  • Patent number: 11720741
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into document review to identify content suggestions from input to generate suggested annotations for the reviewed document. An approach is provided for receiving an electronic document that contains original content from an original electronic document for review and electronic mark-ups provided by a first user. One or more electronic mark-ups that represent content suggestions proposed by the first user are identified from the electronic document. For each electronic mark-up of the one or more electronic mark-ups identified a document portion of the original content that corresponds to the electronic mark-up is identified, and an annotation is generated for the electronic mark-up comprising the electronic mark-up and a first user ID for the first user and associating the annotation to the document portion identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven A. Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 11645630
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into an electronic meeting context to perform various tasks before, during, and/or after electronic meetings. The artificial intelligence may analyze a wide variety of data such as data pertaining to other electronic meetings, data pertaining to organizations and users, and other general information pertaining to any topic. Capability is also provided to create, manage, and enforce meeting rules templates that specify requirements and constraints for various aspects of electronic meetings. Embodiments include improved approaches for translation and transcription using multiple translation/transcription services. Embodiments also include using sensors in conjunction with interactive whiteboard appliances to perform person detection, person identification, attendance tracking, and improved meeting start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 11573993
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into document review to identify content suggestions from input to generate suggested annotations for the reviewed document. An approach is provided for receiving an electronic document that contains original content from an original electronic document for review and electronic mark-ups provided by a first user. One or more electronic mark-ups that represent content suggestions proposed by the first user are identified from the electronic document. For each electronic mark-up of the one or more electronic mark-ups identified a document portion of the original content that corresponds to the electronic mark-up is identified, and an annotation is generated for the electronic mark-up comprising the electronic mark-up and a first user ID for the first user and associating the annotation to the document portion identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Steven A. Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 11392754
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into document review to identify content suggestions from input to generate suggested annotations for the reviewed document. An approach is provided for receiving an electronic document that contains original content from an original electronic document for review and electronic mark-ups provided by a first user. One or more electronic mark-ups that represent content suggestions proposed by the first user are identified from the electronic document. For each electronic mark-up of the one or more electronic mark-ups identified a document portion of the original content that corresponds to the electronic mark-up is identified, and an annotation is generated for the electronic mark-up comprising the electronic mark-up and a first user ID for the first user and associating the annotation to the document portion identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Steven A. Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 11363239
    Abstract: An interactive whiteboard appliance includes the capability to integrate and manage, in a user-friendly manner, interactive electronic whiteboard sessions and videoconferencing sessions between the interactive whiteboard appliance and one or more client devices. An application manager executing on the interactive whiteboard appliance manages an interactive whiteboard application and a collaboration client executing on the interactive whiteboard appliance to maintain a videoconferencing session window on top of an interactive whiteboard session window during videoconferencing sessions. The application manager also provides graphical user interface controls displayed on the interactive whiteboard appliance that allow users to initiate and manage interactive electronic whiteboard sessions and videoconferencing sessions, including switching between interactive electronic whiteboard sessions and videoconferencing sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Nelson, Lana Wong, Hiroshi Kitada
  • Patent number: 11307735
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into an electronic meeting context to perform various tasks before, during, and/or after electronic meetings. The tasks may include a wide variety of tasks, such as agenda creation, participant selection, real-time meeting management, meeting content supplementation, and post-meeting processing. The artificial intelligence may analyze a wide variety of data such as data pertaining to other electronic meetings, data pertaining to organizations and users, and other general information pertaining to any topic. Capability is also provided to create, manage, and enforce meeting rules templates that specify requirements and constraints for various aspects of electronic meetings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Steven A. Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 11270060
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into document review to identify content suggestions from input to generate suggested annotations for the reviewed document. An approach is provided for receiving an electronic document that contains original content from an original electronic document for review and electronic mark-ups provided by a first user. One or more electronic mark-ups that represent content suggestions proposed by the first user are identified from the electronic document. For each electronic mark-up of the one or more electronic mark-ups identified a document portion of the original content that corresponds to the electronic mark-up is identified, and an annotation is generated for the electronic mark-up comprising the electronic mark-up and a first user ID for the first user and associating the annotation to the document portion identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven A. Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 11263384
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into document review to identify content suggestions from input to generate suggested annotations for the reviewed document. An approach is provided for receiving an electronic document that contains original content from an original electronic document for review and electronic mark-ups provided by a first user. One or more electronic mark-ups that represent content suggestions proposed by the first user are identified from the electronic document. For each electronic mark-up of the one or more electronic mark-ups identified a document portion of the original content that corresponds to the electronic mark-up is identified, and an annotation is generated for the electronic mark-up comprising the electronic mark-up and a first user ID for the first user and associating the annotation to the document portion identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven A. Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Publication number: 20210357768
    Abstract: Techniques related to electronic meeting intelligence are disclosed. An apparatus receives audio/video data including first meeting content data for an electronic meeting that includes multiple participants. The apparatus extracts the first meeting content data from the audio/video data. The apparatus generates meeting content metadata based on analyzing the first meeting content data. The apparatus includes the meeting content metadata in a report of the electronic meeting. If the apparatus determines that the audio/video data includes a cue for the apparatus to intervene in the electronic meeting, the apparatus generates intervention data including second meeting content data that is different from the first meeting content data. During the electronic meeting, the apparatus sends the intervention data to one or more nodes associated with at least one participant of the multiple participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kitada, Steven A. Nelson, Lana Wong, Charchit Arora
  • Patent number: 11161170
    Abstract: A control method of a continuous casting process is a method that injects molten metal from a surface layer nozzle and an inner layer nozzle into a mold and separates the molten metal of a surface layer and the molten metal of an inner layer, the control method including, using a molten metal level meter that measures a surface layer level and a flowmeter that measures a supply flow rate of the molten metal, estimating a boundary layer level on the basis of a measured value of the surface layer level, a measured value of the supply flow rate of the molten metal, and a calculated value of the supply flow rate of the molten metal, and controlling the supply flow rate of the molten metal of the surface layer nozzle and the supply flow rate of the molten metal of the inner layer nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kitada
  • Patent number: 11120342
    Abstract: Techniques related to electronic meeting intelligence are disclosed. An apparatus receives audio/video data including first meeting content data for an electronic meeting that includes multiple participants. The apparatus extracts the first meeting content data from the audio/video data. The apparatus generates meeting content metadata based on analyzing the first meeting content data. The apparatus includes the meeting content metadata in a report of the electronic meeting. If the apparatus determines that the audio/video data includes a cue for the apparatus to intervene in the electronic meeting, the apparatus generates intervention data including second meeting content data that is different from the first meeting content data. During the electronic meeting, the apparatus sends the intervention data to one or more nodes associated with at least one participant of the multiple participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kitada, Steven A. Nelson, Lana Wong, Charchit Arora
  • Publication number: 20210272071
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into an electronic meeting context to perform various tasks before, during, and/or after electronic meetings. The artificial intelligence may analyze a wide variety of data such as data pertaining to other electronic meetings, data pertaining to organizations and users, and other general information pertaining to any topic. Capability is also provided to create, manage, and enforce meeting rules templates that specify requirements and constraints for various aspects of electronic meetings. Embodiments include improved approaches for translation and transcription using multiple translation/transcription services. Embodiments also include using sensors in conjunction with interactive whiteboard appliances to perform person detection, person identification, attendance tracking, and improved meeting start.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 11080466
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into document review to identify content suggestions from input to generate suggested annotations for the reviewed document. An approach is provided for receiving an electronic document that contains original content from an original electronic document for review and electronic mark-ups provided by a first user. One or more electronic mark-ups that represent content suggestions proposed by the first user are identified from the electronic document. For each electronic mark-up of the one or more electronic mark-ups identified a document portion of the original content that corresponds to the electronic mark-up is identified, and an annotation is generated for the electronic mark-up comprising the electronic mark-up and a first user ID for the first user and associating the annotation to the document portion identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Steven A. Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 11062271
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into an electronic meeting context to perform various tasks before, during, and/or after electronic meetings. The artificial intelligence may analyze a wide variety of data such as data pertaining to other electronic meetings, data pertaining to organizations and users, and other general information pertaining to any topic. Capability is also provided to create, manage, and enforce meeting rules templates that specify requirements and constraints for various aspects of electronic meetings. Embodiments include improved approaches for translation and transcription using multiple translation/transcription services. Embodiments also include using sensors in conjunction with interactive whiteboard appliances to perform person detection, person identification, attendance tracking, and improved meeting start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 11030585
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into an electronic meeting context to perform various tasks before, during, and/or after electronic meetings. The artificial intelligence may analyze a wide variety of data such as data pertaining to other electronic meetings, data pertaining to organizations and users, and other general information pertaining to any topic. Capability is also provided to create, manage, and enforce meeting rules templates that specify requirements and constraints for various aspects of electronic meetings. Embodiments include improved approaches for translation and transcription using multiple translation/transcription services. Embodiments also include using sensors in conjunction with interactive whiteboard appliances to perform person detection, person identification, attendance tracking, and improved meeting start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Publication number: 20210107057
    Abstract: A control method of a continuous casting process is a method that injects molten metal from a surface layer nozzle and an inner layer nozzle into a mold and separates the molten metal of a surface layer and the molten metal of an inner layer, the control method including, using a molten metal level meter that measures a surface layer level and a flowmeter that measures a supply flow rate of the molten metal, estimating a boundary layer level on the basis of a measured value of the surface layer level, a measured value of the supply flow rate of the molten metal, and a calculated value of the supply flow rate of the molten metal, and controlling the supply flow rate of the molten metal of the surface layer nozzle and the supply flow rate of the molten metal of the inner layer nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki YAMAMOTO, Hiroshi KITADA
  • Publication number: 20210112221
    Abstract: An interactive whiteboard appliance includes the capability to integrate and manage, in a user-friendly manner, interactive electronic whiteboard sessions and videoconferencing sessions between the interactive whiteboard appliance and one or more client devices. An application manager executing on the interactive whiteboard appliance manages an interactive whiteboard application and a collaboration client executing on the interactive whiteboard appliance to maintain a videoconferencing session window on top of an interactive whiteboard session window during videoconferencing sessions. The application manager also provides graphical user interface controls displayed on the interactive whiteboard appliance that allow users to initiate and manage interactive electronic whiteboard sessions and videoconferencing sessions, including switching between interactive electronic whiteboard sessions and videoconferencing sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Nelson, Lana Wong, Hiroshi Kitada
  • Patent number: 10956875
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into an electronic meeting context to perform various tasks before, during, and/or after electronic meetings. The artificial intelligence may analyze a wide variety of data such as data pertaining to other electronic meetings, data pertaining to organizations and users, and other general information pertaining to any topic. Capability is also provided to create, manage, and enforce meeting rules templates that specify requirements and constraints for various aspects of electronic meetings. Embodiments include improved approaches for translation and transcription using multiple translation/transcription services. Embodiments also include using sensors in conjunction with interactive whiteboard appliances to perform person detection, person identification, attendance tracking, and improved meeting start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 10915823
    Abstract: A request classifier service implemented on a server computer receives an input request from a client device. The request classifier service accesses classification data from a knowledge repository. The knowledge repository includes one or more defined input requests mapped to one or more classification types. The request classifier service determines confidence values for the one or more defined input requests. The confidence values represent a relative match score between the input request from the client device and each of the one or more defined input requests. The request classifier service sends classification types to a processing service implemented on the server computer. The processing service determines a process response type for the input request based upon the one or more classification types. The processing logic routes the process response type and the input request to a destination mapped to the process response type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rathnakara Malatesha, Lana Wong, Hiroshi Kitada