Patents by Inventor Isao Mihara

Isao Mihara 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: 10296803
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image display apparatus includes a detection unit, a generation unit, and a display control unit. The detection unit detects areas to be focused in an input image. The generation unit generates a sub image by performing correction for improving visibility on an image of the detected area. The correction includes at least one of size correction for adjusting size of the image of the area, color correction for adjusting color of the image of the area, and distortion correction for transforming the image of the area so as to be an image acquired by viewing the image of the area from the front side. The display control unit displays the generated sub image on a display device together with the input image in a form that accompanies a screen representation representing a correspondence relation with the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Hamada, Kunio Osada, Isao Mihara, Yojiro Tonouchi, Kaoru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9679217
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an image acquisition module, an elevation-angle acquisition module, a character deformation specification module, a character detection dictionary storage, a character detection dictionary selector and a character detector. The elevation-angle acquisition module is configured to acquire an elevation angle of a photographic device assumed when the photographic device has obtained an acquired image. The character deformation specification module is configured to specify how an appearance of the character in the acquired image is deformed, based on the acquired elevation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kaoru Suzuki, Yojiro Tonouchi, Tomoyuki Shibata, Isao Mihara
  • Publication number: 20160216884
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes inputting stroke data indicative of a coordinate and time of a handwritten stroke, and calculating a degree of copying of the handwritten stroke based on a frequency distribution of feature amounts of the input stroke data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Shihomi Takahashi, Kazunori Imoto, Tomoyuki Shibata, Osamu Yamaguchi, Isao Mihara
  • Patent number: 9384557
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing device includes: a first division unit divides an image into a text containing region and a background region other than the text containing region; a second division unit divides a text containing region into a character region constituted by lines forming characters and a character background region other than the character region; a calculator calculates a first representative value of an attribute of the character region, a second representative value of the attribute of the character background region, and a third representative value of the attribute of the background region; a modification unit makes modification so that a first difference based on the first and third representative values, a second difference based on the first and second representative values, and a third difference based on the second and third representative values become larger; and an output unit outputs a modified image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shihomi Takahashi, Tomoyuki Shibata, Kaoru Suzuki, Yojiro Tonouchi, Kazunori Imoto, Isao Mihara
  • Publication number: 20160078631
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing device includes: a first division unit divides an image into a text containing region and a background region other than the text containing region; a second division unit divides a text containing region into a character region constituted by lines forming characters and a character background region other than the character region; a calculator calculates a first representative value of an attribute of the character region, a second representative value of the attribute of the character background region, and a third representative value of the attribute of the background region; a modification unit makes modification so that a first difference based on the first and third representative values, a second difference based on the first and second representative values, and a third difference based on the second and third representative values become larger; and an output unit outputs a modified image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Shihomi TAKAHASHI, Tomoyuki SHIBATA, Kaoru SUZUKI, Yojiro TONOUCHI, Kazunori IMOTO, Isao MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20160063340
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an image acquisition module, an elevation-angle acquisition module, a character deformation specification module, a character detection dictionary storage, a character detection dictionary selector and a character detector. The elevation-angle acquisition module is configured to acquire an elevation angle of a photographic device assumed when the photographic device has obtained an acquired image. The character deformation specification module is configured to specify how an appearance of the character in the acquired image is deformed, based on the acquired elevation angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Kaoru Suzuki, Yojiro Tonouchi, Tomoyuki Shibata, Isao Mihara
  • Publication number: 20160034569
    Abstract: A storage stores a classified-component-presence region where a component is present which constitutes one or more items of content while associating the classified-component-presence region with the respective one of the items of content. An acquisition controller acquires designation data designating a second region which is present around a first region equivalent to the classified-component-presence region of an item of content to be searched for and limits a likelihood of presence of the component. A search controller searches the item of content to be searched for from those stored in the storage based on the designation data. A display controller displays a search result on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Toshiaki Nakasu, Yuto Yamaji, Tomoyuki Shibata, Kazunori Imoto, Isao Mihara
  • Publication number: 20160012295
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processor includes a writing amount detector and an end timing detector. The writing amount detector detects a writing amount in an image. The end timing detector detects an end timing of writing based on the writing amount detected by the writing amount detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Kazunori Imoto, Shihomi Takahashi, Isao Mihara
  • Publication number: 20150269429
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a correction device includes a processor, a display controller, an acquisition processor, a detector, and a correction processor. The processor is configured to generate a guide for content stored in the correction device. The display controller is configured to display the content on a display. The acquisition processor is configured to acquire data regarding a stroke on the display. The detector is configured to detect acceleration data regarding the stoke. The correction processor is configured to determine a corrected stroke based on the guide and the stroke when the acceleration is equal to or more than a threshold value. The display controller is configured to display the corrected stroke on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Shihomi TAKAHASHI, Kazunori IMOTO, Isao MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20150234517
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a display apparatus includes an acquisition controller, a region setting controller, a change controller, and a display controller. The acquisition controller sequentially acquires a point position of an input device on a display that displays content, and a pressure acting on the point position. The region setting controller sets a region of interest on the display, based on the point position and the pressure that are sequentially acquired. The change controller changes, based on the pressure, substance displayed in the region of interest, of the content, while the region of interest is fixed. The display controller displays the changed substance in the region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Kazunori IMOTO, Shihomi TAKAHASHI, Yuto YAMAJI, Isao MIHARA, Tomoyuki SHIBATA, Toshiaki NAKASU
  • Patent number: 9049278
    Abstract: A screen display processing apparatus used for a portable terminal apparatus includes a moving unit configured to relatively move a plurality of cases of the portable terminal apparatus, a detection unit configured to detect a parameter value representing a degree of relative movement of the cases, a determination unit configured to determine based on the parameter value whether a shape of the portable terminal apparatus changes, and a first control unit configured to control a function about the screen display provided in the portable terminal apparatus in accordance with the parameter value and the change or no change in the shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Isao Mihara, Miwako Doi
  • Publication number: 20150138077
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a display system includes an operation input receiver, a recognizer, an execution controller, and a display controller. The operation input receiver receives an operation input. The recognizer recognizes one or more information processing terminals placed on the operation input receiver. The execution controller executes a command based on the operation input that is performed through the operation input receiver. The display controller displays, on the operation input receiver, an execution result of the command so as to be associated with at least any of the one or more information processing terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yuto YAMAJI, Tomoyuki SHIBATA, Isao MIHARA, Toshiaki NAKASU
  • Publication number: 20150142784
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a retrieval device includes an obtaining controller, a retrieving controller, and a display controller. The obtaining controller obtains handwritten data indicative of a position of a component part of a targeted piece of content. The retrieving controller retrieves, based on the handwritten data, the targeted piece of content from a memory which stores therein one or more pieces of content. The display controller displays a search result on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Tomoyuki SHIBATA, Yuto YAMAJI, Isao MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20150139547
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a feature calculation device includes a procurement controller, a first calculator, an extraction controller, a second calculator, and an integrating controller. The procurement controller obtains a plurality of strokes. The first calculator calculates, for each of the plurality of strokes, a stroke feature quantity related to a feature of the stroke. The extraction controller extracts, for each of the plurality of strokes, from the plurality of strokes, one or more neighboring strokes. The second calculator calculates, for each of the plurality of strokes, a combinational feature quantity based on a combination of the stroke and the one or more neighboring strokes. The integrating controller generates, for each of the plurality of strokes, an integrated feature quantity by integrating the stroke feature quantity and the combinational feature quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yuto YAMAJI, Tomoyuki SHIBATA, Yojiro TONOUCHI, Isao MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20150116349
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image display apparatus includes a detection unit, a generation unit, and a display control unit. The detection unit detects areas to be focused in an input image. The generation unit generates a sub image by performing correction for improving visibility on an image of the detected area. The correction includes at least one of size correction for adjusting size of the image of the area, color correction for adjusting color of the image of the area, and distortion correction for transforming the image of the area so as to be an image acquired by viewing the image of the area from the front side. The display control unit displays the generated sub image on a display device together with the input image in a form that accompanies a screen representation representing a correspondence relation with the area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Shinichiro Hamada, Kunio Osada, Isao Mihara, Yojiro Tonouchi, Kaoru Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150085307
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a management system includes a first storage, a first generator, a second generator, a second storage, and a printer. The first storage is configured to store therein content data. The first generator is configured to acquire the content data and address data where the content data is stored, from the first storage, and generate a drawing command for printing the content data from the content data. The second generator is configured to generate image data of the content data according to the drawing command. The second storage is configured to store therein the address data and tag data based on the image data in association with each other. The printer is configured to generate a printed medium by printing the image data on a medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kaoru Suzuki, Yojiro Tonouchi, Kazunori Imoto, Isao Mihara
  • Publication number: 20150067465
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a handwritten document processing device includes an input/output unit and a processing unit. The input/output unit acquires sets of stroke data of a handwritten document. The processing unit is capable of implementing a first processing operation of deriving table data based on the sets of stroke data and supplying the table data to the input/output unit. The table data include first and second ruled line data, and first cell data. The first cell data include a shape pattern. A length in a second direction of a cell shape and an inter-ruled line distance along the second direction are independently modifiable. The first ruled line generated based on the first ruled line data extends in a first direction. The second ruled line generated based on the second ruled line data extends in the first direction. The second direction intersects the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Toshiaki NAKASU, Kazunori IMOTO, Yojiro TONOUCHI, Isao MIHARA
  • Patent number: 8949741
    Abstract: A first content is selected by a user as a processing object. A change of at least a part of the first content is detected based on a time information from a timer. After the change is detected, a second content as a next processing object, a third content related to the first content, and a fourth content related to the second content, are acquired from a content information database. The second content, the third content and the fourth content, are symbolically laid out in a virtual space. The virtual space is visually presented to the user via a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Isao Mihara, Yasunobu Yamauchi, Masahiro Sekine, Yasukazu Higuchi, Norihiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8904437
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a phrase similarity is reduced when a common genre characteristic word is included in a program of interest interested by a user and a similar phrase program including the same phrase. A genre similarity is increased when a common genre characteristic word is included in the program of interest and a similar genre program including the same genre as the program of interest. The similar phrase program is presented based on the phrase similarity, and the similar genre program is presented based on the genre similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Wataru Nakano, Masaru Suzuki, Masayuki Okamoto, Tomohiro Yamasaki, Isao Mihara, Masahiro Sekine, Junya Takakura
  • Patent number: 8902257
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprising an input unit which inputs an image, a first region calculating unit which calculates a first region in the image, a second region calculating unit which calculates a second region, which is surrounding the first region in the image and an image deformation unit which magnifies the image included in the first region while deforming an image included in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Toshiaki Nakasu, Norihiro Nakamura, Isao Mihara, Yasunobu Yamauchi