Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Sekine

Hitoshi Sekine 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: 20200180971
    Abstract: Provided is a metal oxide production apparatus that implements a flux evaporation method. The production apparatus includes a firing furnace configured to subject a metal compound to firing in the presence of flux, a cooling pipe connected to the firing furnace and configured to convert vaporized flux resulting from the firing into powder, and a recovery means configured to recover powdered flux converted in the cooling pipe. Furthermore, provided is a metal oxide production method comprising a step (1) of subjecting a metal compound to firing in the presence of flux and obtaining a metal oxide and vaporized flux, a step (2) of converting the vaporized flux into powder by cooling the vaporized flux, and a step (3) of recovering powdered flux resulting from the converting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Kiyoo Kamei, Jian-Jun Yuan, Hitoshi Sekine, Hiroshi Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8928899
    Abstract: An approach is provided for printing electronic documents that provides support for all types of printer models and PDL. A printer driver is configured to interact with Web print services that provide model-specific device capabilities and render PDL on behalf of the printer driver. A printer driver receives application data from an application program. The printer driver causes the application data to be transmitted to one or more Web print services that render the application data and generate print data in a format supported by a specified printing device. The printer driver receives the print data from the one or more Web print services and causes the print data to be transmitted to the specified printing device, wherein processing of the print data at the specified printing device causes a printed version of the electronic document to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sekine, Senthil Selvaraj, Zhenning Xiao, Yaotian Wang
  • Patent number: 8823769
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media are disclosed for allowing video conferencing participants to maintain eye contact with each other. A display is disposed between a first video capture device and a second video capture device. The video capture devices capture images of a subject video conferencing participant. Images from the first capture device are associated with images from the second video capture device for transmission over a network to a video conferencing agent of a peer video conferencing participant. Images of the peer video conferencing participant are received over the network and displayed on the display that is disposed between the video capture devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Sekine
  • Publication number: 20140139870
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for enabling remote printing services to consistently obtain and utilize print capabilities of printing devices across a wide variety of connection topologies. A client device retrieves the print capabilities from one or more printing devices selected for printing a document. The document and the print capabilities are transmitted to a web print service for rending the document. The web print service generates a print job based on the document and the print capabilities of the printing device selected for printing the document. The web print service provides the print job to the selected printing device for subsequent printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Yao-Tian Wang, Hitoshi Sekine, Soiba Mohammad
  • Publication number: 20140061970
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nanoimprint curable composition to be used in “nanoimprint lithography” in which a nanoimprint mold is pressed to transfer a fine concave-convex pattern, the nanoimprint curable composition containing a composite resin which has a polysiloxane segment and a polymer segment other than the polysiloxane segment, the polysiloxane segment containing a silanol group and/or hydrolyzable silyl group and having a polymerizable double bond. In addition, the present invention provides a nanoimprint-lithographic molded product, resist film, resin mold, and method for forming a pattern, which each involves use of the nanoimprint composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sekine, Yasuhiro Takada, Hisashi Tanimoto, Naoto Yagi
  • Patent number: 8635623
    Abstract: A multi-layer workflow architecture for a print shop is disclosed. The workflow architecture includes a workflow front end, service bus, and service providers. The workflow front end provides an interface to print shop operators. The service providers are each associated with a device in the print shop. The service bus represents the layer between the workflow front end and the service providers. In operation, the service providers report device capabilities for devices to the service bus. The workflow front end receives the device capabilities from the service bus, and provides the device capabilities to a user to allow the user to define a job ticket based on the device capabilities. The service bus identifies the processes defined in the job ticket, and identifies the service providers operable to provide the processes. The service bus then routes process messages to the identified service providers to execute the processes on the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sekine, David A. Williams, Kurt Knodt, Yue Liu, Ronald Marc Conescu, Loc T. Le
  • Patent number: 8619341
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for enabling legacy devices to consistently and reliably operate within a distributed scan environment using proxy scan services. A proxy scan service is communicatively coupled between a scan management service and a scanner. Information transmitted between the scan management service and the scanner is intercepted at the proxy scan service, where the scan management service recognizes a first format message for the information and the scanner recognizes a second format message for the information. The information is converted at the proxy scan service between the first format message and the second format message. The transmission between the scan management service and the scanner is completed using the converted information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd
    Inventors: Yi Ding, Lifen Tian, Hitoshi Sekine
  • Patent number: 8605311
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for enabling remote printing services to consistently obtain and utilize print capabilities of printing devices across a wide variety of connection topologies. A client device retrieves the print capabilities from one or more printing devices selected for printing a document. The document and the print capabilities are transmitted to a web print service for rending the document. The web print service generates a print job based on the document and the print capabilities of the printing device selected for printing the document. The web print service provides the print job to the selected printing device for subsequent printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yao-Tian Wang, Hitoshi Sekine, Soiba Mohammad
  • Patent number: 8589866
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a data processing system comprises device driver generation logic that is encoded in one or more computer-readable storage media for execution and which when executed is operable to perform receiving a first capability description from a computer peripheral device, wherein the first capability description describes one or more capabilities of the computer peripheral device; receiving a generic device driver file; receiving configuration data; automatically generating a device driver for the computer peripheral device and for a computer operating system based on the first capability description, the generic device driver file and the configuration data; device job processing logic that is configured to receive a request to use the computer peripheral device, to request and receive current first capability description from the computer peripheral device at the time of the request, to generate based on the current first capability description and send to the computer peripheral device job ticke
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sekine, Alain Regnier, Yao-Tian Wang, Yue Liu, Senthil Selvaraj, Zhenning Xiao
  • Patent number: 8547575
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for printer discovery with a webpage such that a client device may print the webpage via a remote printing service. The client device retrieves a webpage with an internet browser. The webpage includes a printer detection module that detects printing devices of one data network and transfers their printing characteristics to a print server in another data network. The printer detection module is accessible through the webpage. The printer detection module allows for the selection of one or more of the printing devices. The client device transfers the webpage (or the URL of the webpage) to the print server to render the webpage for printing on the selected printing device. The print server renders the webpage according to the printing characteristics of the selected printing device and then transfers the rendered webpage to the selected printing device via the client device for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd
    Inventors: Soiba Mohammad, Hitoshi Sekine, Yao-Tian Wang
  • Patent number: 8508768
    Abstract: Job schedulers and associated methods of scheduling jobs are disclosed. A job scheduler in one embodiment includes a job queue and a schedule processor. The job queue receives and stores a plurality of jobs to be executed on the devices, such as in a print shop. Each of the jobs defines one or more process to be performed for the job. Each of the processes in a job defines one or more operating parameters for the devices. To schedule the jobs that are stored in the job queue, the schedule processor identifies the processes from the jobs that define one or more common (i.e., the same or equivalent) operating parameters for a device. The schedule processor then schedules the jobs for execution based on the processes that define common operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd
    Inventor: Hitoshi Sekine
  • Patent number: 8473547
    Abstract: Methods and structure for improved client/server program communication by transmitting dynamically maintained service capabilities information from the server program to the client program. The client program generates a service request based on the received service capabilities information. Since the service capabilities information is retrieved from the server program and is dynamically maintained by the server program, the client program need not be updated when available services from the server program are modified. In one exemplary embodiment, the client program may be a print application client program and the server program may be a print server program. The print client program retrieves the current printer device capabilities (service capabilities information) and generates a print job ticket (service request) based on the retrieved, dynamically maintained printer device capability information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sekine, Yue Liu, Bin Li
  • Publication number: 20130146138
    Abstract: Provided is a shaped article having surface irregularities, including a fine structure including projections and a recess formed between the projections, the fine structure formed by curing a curable resin composition, wherein the curable resin composition contains a composite resin (A) in which a polysiloxane segment (a1) having a structural unit represented by a general formula (1) and/or a general formula (2) and a silanol group and/or a hydrolyzable silyl group is bonded to a vinyl-based polymer segment (a2) having an alcoholic hydroxy group through a bond represented by a general formula (3), and polyisocyanate (B); a content of the polysiloxane segment (a1) with respect to total solids weight of the curable resin composition is 10% to 60% by weight; and a content of the polyisocyanate (B) with respect to total solids weight of the curable resin composition is 5% to 50% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sekine, Yasuhiro Takada, Tomoko Shishikura, Takayuki Kanematsu, Hisashi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 8446599
    Abstract: Methods and structures for processing JDF elements for a printing system by translating JDF elements into corresponding command language strings for output to a printer. The command language strings are associated with a priority value. The generated command language strings are output in an order based on the associated priority values so that the intended semantic and scope of the JDF elements may be maintained in the generated command language strings. The translation may use one or more translation tables to match a JDF element path name for a received JDF element with one or more entries in one or more translation tables. The matching table entries may specify a corresponding command language string and a priority value to be output to a printer. The generated command language strings and associated priority values may be stored in a memory structure to permit output in the desired order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd
    Inventors: Yue Liu, Hitoshi Sekine
  • Patent number: 8289537
    Abstract: Using techniques described herein, separate “job ticket” data and printable data may be generated automatically from a PDL-compliant print stream. According to one technique, an automated mechanism receives a PDL-compliant print stream as input. The PDL-compliant print stream describes both printable content and control data, as described above. The automated mechanism separates the printable content data from the control data. The automated mechanism may translate the printable content data from a printer definition language into a format that is designed to be understood by human beings. The automated mechanism generates two separate “packages” of data; one “package” describes the printable content, and the other “package,” the “job ticket,” describes the control data. Thus, in one embodiment of the invention, the automated mechanism separates the PDL-compliant print stream into a “job ticket” and printable content data. The “job ticket” may be stored separately from the printable content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Sekine
  • Publication number: 20120218576
    Abstract: An approach is provided for printing electronic documents that provides support for all types of printer models and PDL. A printer driver is configured to interact with Web print services that provide model-specific device capabilities and render PDL on behalf of the printer driver. A printer driver receives application data from an application program. The printer driver causes the application data to be transmitted to one or more Web print services that render the application data and generate print data in a format supported by a specified printing device. The printer driver receives the print data from the one or more Web print services and causes the print data to be transmitted to the specified printing device, wherein processing of the print data at the specified printing device causes a printed version of the electronic document to be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sekine, Senthil Selvaraj, Zhenning Xiao, Yaotian Wang
  • Publication number: 20120169838
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media are disclosed for allowing video conferencing participants to maintain eye contact with each other. A display is disposed between a first video capture device and a second video capture device. The video capture devices capture images of a subject video conferencing participant. Images from the first capture device are associated with images from the second video capture device for transmission over a network to a video conferencing agent of a peer video conferencing participant. Images of the peer video conferencing participant are received over the network and displayed on the display that is disposed between the video capture devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Hitoshi Sekine
  • Patent number: 8214548
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises sending, to a computer peripheral device, a request to obtain capabilities of the computer peripheral device; receiving a first capability description from the computer peripheral device, wherein the first capability description describes one or more capabilities, features or functions of the device at the time of the request; creating one or more graphical user interface (GUI) elements based upon the first capability description and causing displaying the GUI elements; receiving user input representing one or more selections of the GUI elements; creating job ticket data that describes a job for the computer peripheral device to perform, based on the GUI elements that were selected as represented in the user input; sending the job ticket data to the peripheral device; wherein the job ticket data describes one or more device settings that the computer peripheral device can transform to device commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sekine, Alain Regnier, Yao-Tian Wang, Yue Liu, Senthil Selvaraj, Zhenning Xiao
  • Publication number: 20120060157
    Abstract: Methods and structure for improved client/server program communication by transmitting dynamically maintained service capabilities information from the server program to the client program. The client program generates a service request based on the received service capabilities information. Since the service capabilities information is retrieved from the server program and is dynamically maintained by the server program, the client program need not be updated when available services from the server program are modified. In one exemplary embodiment, the client program may be a print application client program and the server program may be a print server program. The print client program retrieves the current printer device capabilities (service capabilities information) and generates a print job ticket (service request) based on the retrieved, dynamically maintained printer device capability information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sekine, Yue Liu, Bin Li
  • Publication number: 20110222105
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for printing, via a remote printing service, Internet content retrieved by a client device. The retrieved Internet content is Internet inaccessible to the remote printing service as it is viewable within a private network (e.g., an Intranet). In one embodiment, a method includes retrieving the webpage from a data network with a client device, transferring a request from the client device to the remote printing service to render the webpage for printing, and receiving a response from the remote printing service indicating that the webpage is inaccessible. The method also includes storing data of the webpage in the client device and transferring the stored webpage data from the client device to the remote printing service for rendering and printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Yao-Tian Wang, Hitoshi Sekine, Soiba Mohammad