Patents by Inventor Junichi Shimizu

Junichi Shimizu 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: 11032436
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an execution unit that executes a first job and a second job in response to reception of the first job and the second job, and a control unit that controls state of the first job and the second job, in which in a case where the first job includes transferring first data as a processing target to an external apparatus and receiving second data as a processing result from the external apparatus, the control unit sets the first job to a stoppage state in response to completion of the transfer of the first data and sets the second job which uses a transfer protocol used in the first job to an execution available state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Daigo Horie, Junichi Shimizu, Kunihiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11006015
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit that, in a case where plural keyword candidates representing information on an acquisition target are included in a document, sets a target keyword from the keyword candidates in accordance with priority information of defining a keyword to be preferentially used as the target keyword representing an item of the information on the acquisition target among the keyword candidates, an extraction unit that extracts a character string corresponding to the target keyword set by the setting unit, from the document, and an output unit that outputs the character string corresponding to the target keyword, which is extracted by the extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Kobayashi, Junichi Shimizu, Daigo Horie
  • Publication number: 20210110149
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to specify one or more keys corresponding to user information of a user who uses an electronic document, specify, from the electronic document, a first string corresponding to each of the one or more keys, and extract, from the electronic document, a second string corresponding to the first string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori YOSHIZUKA, Shigeru OKADA, Junichi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10970483
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first extraction part that extracts a value corresponding to a first item, which is an item indicative of a deadline, from a result of character recognition with respect to an image acquired by reading a document which includes an item and a value corresponding to the item; a generation part that generates a second character string of a date format indicative of a date of the deadline based on the result of the character recognition in a case where the value extracted by the first extraction part is a first character string other than the date format; and an output part that outputs the generated second character string as the value corresponding to the first item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Shimizu, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Daigo Horie
  • Publication number: 20210097272
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor. The processor is configured to: determine a document type of a document by using a title of the document, the document being classified as the determined document type, the title representing a category of the document and being extracted from a read image of the document; and extract a field value from the document by using an item of definition information prepared in accordance with the determined document type from among items of definition information. The definition information is prepared for each document type and defines a rule for extracting a field value from a document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi SHIMIZU, Shigeru OKADA, Masanori YOSHIZUKA
  • Publication number: 20210089766
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor programmed to: extract from a document a proper noun that is likely to represent a provider of the document or a receiver of the document; and determine whether an attribute of the proper noun is the provider or the receiver by referring to information obtained from the proper noun or information obtained from a vicinity of the proper noun on the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori YOSHIZUKA, Junichi SHIMIZU, Shigeru OKADA
  • Publication number: 20210089590
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor programmed to: determine whether a character string indicating a reference to target information is recorded in a range within a document, the target information corresponding to a keyword in the document, the range being determined based on a position of the keyword in the document; and extract the target information upon a determination that the character string is recorded in the range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru OKADA, Junichi SHIMIZU, Masanori YOSHIZUKA
  • Publication number: 20210081660
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor. The processor is configured to, in response to acquisition of a read image of a second document whose type is identical to a type of a first document, extract a character string included in, in the read image of the second document, a region where information about surroundings that matches first-document surroundings information is acquired, the information about surroundings satisfying a matching condition for determining matching with the first-document surroundings information that is acquired from an image around an item value acquisition region including an item value to be extracted in a read image of the first document, the character string being extracted as an item value to be extracted in the read image of the second document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru OKADA, Junichi SHIMIZU, Masanori YOSHIZUKA
  • Publication number: 20210055910
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to provide a technology that allows a user to intuitively select an item when items are audibly presented. The information processing apparatus according to the present technology includes a control section. The control section controls output of voices corresponding to respective items in such a manner that the voices corresponding to the respective items are output to a user alternately from a first direction and a second direction, executes processing related to selection of an item corresponding to a voice output from the first direction in response to a gesture of the user in the first direction, and executes processing related to selection of an item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei TAKAHASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210049998
    Abstract: To realize appropriately achieving input to two or more software applications in an information processing system that outputs speech corresponding to a request from a software application and recognizes a gesture made by a user who hears the speech to perform input to the software application. There is provided an information processing apparatus including a reception unit configured to be capable of obtaining information regarding a request from two or more software applications, a speech control unit configured to control an output of speech corresponding to the request, a gesture recognition unit configured to recognize a gesture made by a user with respect to the speech corresponding to the request, and an input processing unit configured to calculate information regarding an input by the user in response to the request by analyzing the gesture on the basis of an algorithm uniformly defined for the two or more software applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo NAGASAKA, Kei TAKAHASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200342169
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit that stores a first keyword obtained by combining a plurality of words, an extraction unit that extracts a text string indicating a value corresponding to the first keyword, from a result of text recognition on a document image, a detection unit that detects an identical or similar word, as a reference word being a reference of a combination, from a plurality of words included in the first keyword and a second keyword in response to reception of an instruction to newly register the second keyword having a meaning which is not identical but similar to a meaning of the first keyword, and an output unit that outputs a new third keyword obtained by combining the reference word and at least one of a first target word or a second target word while maintaining a context with the reference word, the first target word being connected before or after the reference word in the first keyword, and being a target of a combination, the second target word being conn
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi SHIMIZU, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Daigo HORIE
  • Publication number: 20200336609
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an execution unit that executes a first job and a second job in response to reception of the first job and the second job, and a control unit that controls state of the first job and the second job, in which in a case where the first job includes transferring first data as a processing target to an external apparatus and receiving second data as a processing result from the external apparatus, the control unit sets the first job to a stoppage state in response to completion of the transfer of the first data and sets the second job which uses a transfer protocol used in the first job to an execution available state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daigo HORIE, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200250266
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first extraction part that extracts a value corresponding to a first item, which is an item indicative of a deadline, from a result of character recognition with respect to an image acquired by reading a document which includes an item and a value corresponding to the item; a generation part that generates a second character string of a date format indicative of a date of the deadline based on the result of the character recognition in a case where the value extracted by the first extraction part is a first character string other than the date format; and an output part that outputs the generated second character string as the value corresponding to the first item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi SHIMIZU, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Daigo HORIE
  • Publication number: 20200236243
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit that, in a case where plural keyword candidates representing information on an acquisition target are included in a document, sets a target keyword from the keyword candidates in accordance with priority information of defining a keyword to be preferentially used as the target keyword representing an item of the information on the acquisition target among the keyword candidates, an extraction unit that extracts a character string corresponding to the target keyword set by the setting unit, from the document, and an output unit that outputs the character string corresponding to the target keyword, which is extracted by the extraction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Daigo HORIE
  • Publication number: 20200234073
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an extraction unit that extracts a character string corresponding to a keyword from a character string including the keyword described across plural lines, in accordance with an extraction condition of the character string corresponding to the keyword, a combining unit that combines character strings extracted by the extraction unit in accordance with a line sequence, and an output unit that the character strings combined by the combining unit as a character string corresponding to the keyword.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Daigo HORIE
  • Publication number: 20190362143
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processing unit, an extraction unit, a memory unit, a determination unit, and an assignment unit. The processing unit executes a character recognition process. The extraction unit extracts at least one area located within a predetermined range from a first area that is included in a designated image and that is designated to undergo the character recognition process. The at least one area is a second area. The memory unit stores an attribute on a per character string basis. The determination unit determines, on a basis of the attribute stored by the memory unit, an attribute corresponding to a character string recognized as one or more characters from the first area by the processing unit and a character string recognized as one or more characters from the second area by the processing unit. The assignment unit assigns the determined attribute to the designated image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya NAKAMURA, Akane ABE, Shintaro ADACHI, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Kazuhiro OYA, Shigeru OKADA, Junichi SHIMIZU, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190325210
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first designation unit, a second designation unit, a position acquisition unit, a memory, and an extraction unit. The first designation unit designates an extensive area from a first read image, the extensive area including an output area and an object area. The second designation unit designates the output area from the designated extensive area. The position acquisition unit acquires positional information regarding the extensive area with respect to the first read image and positional information regarding the output area with respect to the extensive area. The memory stores the positional information regarding the extensive area and the positional information regarding the output area. The extraction unit identifies a position of the extensive area in a second read image in a format identical to a format of the first read image on a basis of the positional information regarding the extensive area stored by the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Shintaro ADACHI, Shigeru OKADA, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kazuhiro OYA, Shinya NAKAMURA, Akane ABE
  • Publication number: 20190325245
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an extraction unit that extracts object information from an image including an object to be read having a predetermined size; a cutting unit that cuts out a first area including at least a part of the object to be read from the image; and a changing unit that changes the first area such that an area having a background color different from a background color of the image is included, from the first area, when the first area cut out by the cutting unit has a size different from the predetermined size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi SHIMIZU, Akane ABE, Kazuhiro OYA, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Shigeru OKADA, Shintaro ADACHI, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI, Shinya NAKAMURA
  • 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: 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