Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Niina

Hiroshi Niina 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: 20200103954
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an information acquisition unit that acquires information about a power consumption associated with an execution of a program; a determination unit that determines, on a basis of a power-supplying performance of a power supply device and the power consumption information acquired by the information acquisition unit, whether or not the power consumption during the execution of the program according to current operating settings of the information processing device itself exceeds the power-supplying performance of the power supply device; and a setting unit that, in a case in which the determination unit determines that the power-supplying performance of the power supply device is exceeded, adjusts operating settings of a central processing unit (CPU) during the execution of the program such that the power consumption during the execution of the program comes within a range of the power-supplying performance of the power supply device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi NIINA, Masashi OKANO
  • Patent number: 10455104
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a print data acquisition unit that acquires print data; a layout information acquisition unit that acquires layout information concerning plural image forming parts that are aligned from an upstream side toward a downstream side in a moving direction of a transfer target that moves and form images of respective different colors on the transfer target; and an image information generation unit that generates pieces of image information for the respective colors used by the plural image forming parts from the print data during a generation period and generates image information used by an image forming part located on an upstream side in the moving direction more in a former half of the generation period than in a latter half of the generation period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Okano, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Hiroshi Niina, Hiroshi Hayashi, Junichi Shimizu, Tetsuya Wakiyama
  • Patent number: 10419638
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first memory, a transfer unit, a second memory, and a processor. The first memory retains image data. The transfer unit reads from the first memory and transfers the image data for each area having a predetermined size. The second memory retains the image data of each area transferred by the transfer unit and allows random reading on a per address basis. The processor reads the image data from the second memory and performs a process for rotating an image for the read image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Hiroshi Hayashi, Masashi Okano, Junichi Shimizu, Hiroshi Niina, Tetsuya Wakiyama
  • Patent number: 10419637
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition section that acquires pieces of image data acquired by performing image reading in a sub scan direction in a unit of a line extending in a main scan direction, an orientation changing section that changes an orientation of each of data images represented by the respective pieces of image data acquired by the image acquisition section, and an image processing section that performs image processing serially on the pieces of image data acquired by the image acquisition section. The image processing section performs the image processing every predetermined number of pieces of image data serving as a predetermined processing unit. The image processing section changes the predetermined processing unit for the image processing to a processing unit different from the predetermined processing unit in a case where the orientation is changed by the orientation changing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Wakiyama, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Junichi Shimizu, Hiroshi Niina, Masashi Okano, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10180813
    Abstract: A processing device includes a reception unit, a processing unit, and an output unit. The reception unit receives a process designated by a user. The processing unit performs the process received by the reception unit. The output unit outputs the process to an external apparatus capable of executing the process received by the reception unit. When the reception unit receives multiple processes, a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device has to be obtained is performed in the processing device, and at least a part of a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device does not have to be obtained is output to the external apparatus by the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Niina, Tetsuya Wakiyama, Masashi Okano, Junichi Shimizu, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20180278799
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first memory, a transfer unit, a second memory, and a processor. The first memory retains image data. The transfer unit reads from the first memory and transfers the image data for each area having a predetermined size. The second memory retains the image data of each area transferred by the transfer unit and allows random reading on a per address basis. The processor reads the image data from the second memory and performs a process for rotating an image for the read image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Hiroshi HAYASHI, Masashi OKANO, Junichi SHIMIZU, Hiroshi NIINA, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180278798
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition section that acquires pieces of image data acquired by performing image reading in a sub scan direction in a unit of a line extending in a main scan direction, an orientation changing section that changes an orientation of each of data images represented by the respective pieces of image data acquired by the image acquisition section, and an image processing section that performs image processing serially on the pieces of image data acquired by the image acquisition section. The image processing section performs the image processing every predetermined number of pieces of image data serving as a predetermined processing unit. The image processing section changes the predetermined processing unit for the image processing to a processing unit different from the predetermined processing unit in a case where the orientation is changed by the orientation changing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya WAKIYAMA, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Hiroshi NIINA, Masashi OKANO, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180227440
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a print data acquisition unit that acquires print data; a layout information acquisition unit that acquires layout information concerning plural image forming parts that are aligned from an upstream side toward a downstream side in a moving direction of a transfer target that moves and form images of respective different colors on the transfer target; and an image information generation unit that generates pieces of image information for the respective colors used by the plural image forming parts from the print data during a generation period and generates image information used by an image forming part located on an upstream side in the moving direction more in a former half of the generation period than in a latter half of the generation period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi OKANO, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Hiroshi NIINA, Hiroshi HAYASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180107906
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first information processing unit that performs information processing for image formation on obtained image data by an image processing specific program; and a second information processing unit that performs information processing for image formation on the image data by a general-purpose processing program also performing processing other than image processing when a value related to the information processing by the first information processing unit satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi SHIMIZU, Hiroshi HAYASHI, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Hiroshi NIINA, Masashi OKANO, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180059998
    Abstract: A processing device includes a reception unit, a processing unit, and an output unit. The reception unit receives a process designated by a user. The processing unit performs the process received by the reception unit. The output unit outputs the process to an external apparatus capable of executing the process received by the reception unit. When the reception unit receives multiple processes, a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device has to be obtained is performed in the processing device, and at least a part of a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device does not have to be obtained is output to the external apparatus by the output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi NIINA, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA, Masashi OKANO, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180063371
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an acquisition unit and an image processing unit. The acquisition unit acquires execution information regarding necessary processing units of plural processing units for performing an image process and an order in which the processing units are executed from an external apparatus. The image processing unit performs the image process by executing the necessary processing units in the order indicated by the acquired execution information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA, Masashi OKANO, Hiroshi NIINA, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI
  • Patent number: 9247103
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device including an image target separating unit that separates a read printed document into image targets, a page aggregation state determining unit that determines a page aggregation state of the read printed document based on a layout of the image targets separated by the image target separating unit, a printing direction determining unit that determines a printing direction of each of pages determined by the page aggregation state determining unit based on a features of each of the image targets separated by the image target separating unit, and a document format converting unit that converts a document format of the read printed document based on the results of the determination by the page aggregation state determining unit and the printing direction determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Niina, Toshiyuki Yamada, Hiroshi Hayashi, Kenji Ueda, Tatsuya Namiki
  • Patent number: 9041977
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a ground color detecting unit is provided that detects ground color information indicating a ground color from input first image data. A storage unit stores a history of the ground color information detected by the ground color detecting unit, and a setting unit is also provided that sets a first threshold value that is a reference of the ground color based on a representative value of first ground color information indicating a first ground color included in the history stored in the storage unit. A ground color removing unit removes a ground color for input second image data based on the first threshold value which was set by the setting unit. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program is also provided, the program causing a processor to perform steps similar to those performed by the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Namiki, Hiroshi Hayashi, Toshiyuki Yamada, Kenji Ueda, Hiroshi Niina
  • Publication number: 20140362389
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a ground color detecting unit that detects ground color information indicating a ground color from input first image data, a storage control unit that causes a storage unit to store a history of the ground color information detected by the ground color detecting unit, a setting unit that sets a first threshold value that is a reference of the ground color on the basis of a representative value of first ground color information indicating a first ground color included in the history stored in the storage unit, and a ground color removing unit that performs a ground color removal process for input second image data on the basis of the first threshold value set by the setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya NAMIKI, Hiroshi HAYASHI, Toshiyuki YAMADA, Kenji UEDA, Hiroshi NIINA
  • Patent number: 8867050
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an extracting unit that extracts each tablespace image from each page of image data containing plural pages read by a document reading device, a generating unit that generates each table structure data of the tables from each tablespace image extracted by the extracting unit, a discrimination unit that discriminates a connection possibility between the tables based on table structure data of the tables of each page generated by the generating unit, a determination unit that determines a connection sequence for restoring an original table by connecting each of the tables based on the connection possibility between the tables discriminated by the discrimination unit, and a restoring unit that restores data on a single table before division by connecting each of the tables based on the connection sequence determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Shimizu, Toshiyuki Yamada, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Hiroshi Niina, Tetsuya Wakiyama
  • Patent number: 8660354
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a memory; an obtaining unit that obtains image data representing an image including concatenated pixels; an isolating unit that isolates a rendering element, the rendering element being an image surrounded by border lines of a color in an image represented by the image data; and a classifying unit that, in a case where a plurality of rendering elements has been isolated by the isolating unit, and in a case where color difference between two of the plural rendering elements or the distance between the two rendering elements is less than a threshold, classifies the two rendering elements into the same group, associates pieces of image data that represent rendering elements belonging to the same group with one another, and stores the pieces of image data in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chihiro Matsuguma, Hiroyoshi Uejo, Kazuhiro Ohya, Ayumi Onishi, Katsuya Koyanagi, Hiroshi Niina, Zhenrui Zhang
  • Patent number: 8634094
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a structure information acquisition portion that acquires, from a list which is included in each of plural pieces of image data sorted in a predetermined order and is formed of rows and columns, structure information which includes row information including at least the number of the rows of the list and heights of the rows thereof and column information including at least the number of the columns thereof and the widths of the columns thereof; a list connection determination portion that determines, based on the acquired structure information, a set of connected lists among the lists respectively included in the plural pieces of the image data, and a connection direction of the connected lists; and a list connection portion that connects the set of the determined lists in the determined connection direction in an order of the plural pieces of the image data listed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Yamada, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Junichi Shimizu, Hiroshi Niina, Tetsuya Wakiyama
  • Patent number: 8587817
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a header acquiring part, a table connection determining part, and a table connecting part. The header acquiring part acquires a header from a table, having rows and columns, included in each of plural pieces of image data arranged in a predetermined order. The table connection determining part determines whether the headers acquired from the tables match one another and determines, as a set of tables to be connected, adjacent tables having the matching headers. The table connecting part deletes the header from each of one or more second tables and connects a first table and the one or more second tables to each other in accordance with the predetermined order. The first table is included in a first piece of pieces of image data of the determined set of tables in the predetermined order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Wakiyama, Toshiyuki Yamada, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Junichi Shimizu, Hiroshi Niina
  • Publication number: 20130222855
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device including an image target separating unit that separates a read printed document into image targets, a page aggregation state determining unit that determines a page aggregation state of the read printed document based on a layout of the image targets separated by the image target separating unit, a printing direction determining unit that determines a printing direction of each of pages determined by the page aggregation state determining unit based on a features of each of the image targets separated by the image target separating unit, and a document format converting unit that converts a document format of the read printed document based on the results of the determination by the page aggregation state determining unit and the printing direction determining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi NIINA, Toshiyuki YAMADA, Hiroshi HAYASHI, Kenji UEDA, Tatsuya NAMIKI
  • Patent number: 8494266
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a separating unit, a setting unit, and a determining unit. The separating unit separates an image into types of partial images other than a specific type, which is likely to be erroneously separated. The setting unit makes setting designating whether or not predetermined two types of partial images of the separated partial images are to be easily determined to be partial images of the specific type. The determining unit determines whether or not at least one of the predetermined two types of the partial images is the partial image of the specific type or not based upon the setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Yamada, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Junichi Shimizu, Minoru Sodeura, Masato Saito, Hiroshi Niina, Zhenrui Zhang