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: 11361572
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Shinya Nakamura, Akane Abe, Shintaro Adachi, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Oya, Shigeru Okada, Junichi Shimizu, Akinobu Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20220179616
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program, the information processing device including a control unit that dynamically controls output of notification information related to a function corresponding to a gesture regarding function execution of the device based on a recognition status of an operation body that is executing the gesture in a predetermined operation region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei TAKAHASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Junichi NAGAHARA, Manabu FUJIKI, Tomohiro IMURA, Keiichi KITAHARA
  • Publication number: 20220179613
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device and an information processing method, the information processing device including a control unit that, on the basis of a position of a recognized operation object, dynamically controls output of an information associated with at least one operation region in which the recognized operation object is located, the control unit being configured to, in a case where the recognized operation object is located in the operation region, control execution of a device function corresponding to the operation region in which the recognized operation object is located, and the operation region including a region incapable of being visually recognized by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi SHIMIZU, Kei TAKAHASHI, Junichi NAGAHARA, Manabu FUJIKI, Tomohiro IMURA, Keiichi KITAHARA
  • Publication number: 20220179596
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to specify plural use apparatuses to use an image of an identical document generated by an image generation apparatus, based on input workflow information, acquire requirements of an input image of each of the plural use apparatuses, and execute a provision process of providing generation information indicating that an image is generated according to a set of values of image attributes satisfying the acquired requirements, to the image generation apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Mamiko SATO, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kosuke TOMOKUNI, Shusaku KUBO
  • Publication number: 20220166939
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to one example of the present disclosure includes an imaging control unit that causes a first imaging apparatus to acquire a real video while moving at least one of a viewpoint and a line of sight in accordance with a movement instruction given by a user, and a video generation unit that, when the first imaging apparatus approaches an imaging disapproved region that is set as a region in which imaging by the first imaging apparatus is disapproved while moving at least one of the viewpoint and the line of sight in accordance with the movement instruction, generates a video in which the real video is continuously switched to a virtual video of an inside of the imaging disapproved region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: TSUYOSHI ISHIKAWA, RYOUHEI YASUDA, KEI TAKAHASHI, JUNICHI SHIMIZU, TAKAYOSHI SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11321558
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Shigeru Okada, Junichi Shimizu, Masanori Yoshizuka
  • Publication number: 20220107711
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to select candidates for second data to be associated with first data, the first data being data which is set by a first apparatus among plural apparatuses constituting a workflow, the second data being data pieces which are set by apparatuses other than the first apparatus among the plural apparatuses, based on a first similarity which is a similarity between names of the first data and the second data, and a second similarity which is a similarity between data formats of the first data and the second data, and generate a first screen in which, for each of the selected candidates, a name of the first data, a name of the candidate, and a name of the apparatus that sets the candidate are displayed in association with each other, the first screen being used for receiving selection of the second data to be associated with the first data, from among the candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kosuke TOMOKUNI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Mamiko SATO, Shusaku KUBO
  • Patent number: 11275554
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Takahashi, Junichi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20220070325
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: evaluate the performance of each of plural combinations of processes, each combination including a series of processes, the plural combinations being included in plural processes, the series of processes being configured to be performed on an image, the performance being evaluated on the basis of the result of performing the series of processes on a test image for each combination; select a combination of processes, the evaluated performance of which meets a first selection condition, from among the plural combinations of processes, and process an actual image; and in the case where a performance obtained by processing the actual image meets a switch condition determined in advance, switch to a combination of processes, the evaluated performance of which meets a second selection condition, and process the actual image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM BUSINESS INNOVATION CORP.
    Inventors: Shusaku KUBO, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kosuke TOMOKUNI, Mamiko SATO
  • Publication number: 20220067452
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to evaluate a performance of each of a plural combinations of processes, each combination including a series of processes, the plural combinations being included in plural processes, the series of processes being configured to be performed on an image, the performance being evaluated on a basis of a result of performing the series of processes on a test image for each combination, and output an evaluation result for at least two combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM BUSINESS INNOVATION CORP.
    Inventors: Shusaku KUBO, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kosuke TOMOKUNI, Mamiko SATO
  • Publication number: 20220059070
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a controller (130) configured to, based on a detected state of the apparatus, control outputting of sound that is performed by the apparatus, wherein the controller is configured to, according to an amount of change in the state, sequentially change a mode of outputting a synthetic sound that can be output by the apparatus in a normal state is provided. Furthermore, an information processing method including, by a processor, based on a detected state of an apparatus, controlling outputting of sound that is performed by the apparatus, wherein the controlling includes, according to an amount of change in the state, sequentially changing a mode of outputting a synthetic sound that can be output by the apparatus in a normal state is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: KEI TAKAHASHI, JUNICHI SHIMIZU, JUNICHI NAGAHARA, MANABU FUJIKI
  • Publication number: 20220004250
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a display control section. The display control section performs, when a display size of a plurality of virtual objects is changed, a notification regarding switching of a change mode of the display size of a specific virtual object among the plurality of virtual objects on the basis of display size change information set for the specific virtual object. This makes it possible to exhibit a high degree of usability to display the virtual objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryouhei YASUDA, Tsuyoshi ISHIKAWA, Takayoshi SHIMIZU, Kei TAKAHASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210366450
    Abstract: A mechanism that enables the real-time provision of content according to a user's body movement is provided. An information processing apparatus includes a reproduction control unit (43) that controls reproduction of content on the basis of a result of prediction of a timing of a predetermined state in traveling movement of a user, which is predicted on the basis of sensor information regarding the traveling movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei TAKAHASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11163992
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Kobayashi, Shintaro Adachi, Shigeru Okada, Akinobu Yamaguchi, Junichi Shimizu, Kazuhiro Oya, Shinya Nakamura, Akane Abe
  • Publication number: 20210329143
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire a manuscript image and an additional image added to the manuscript image, and reduce an image area other than a blank area in the manuscript image so that the additional image fits in the blank area of the manuscript image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Akane ABE, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Fumi KOSAKA, Shinya NAKAMURA, Jun ANDO, Masanori YOSHIZUKA
  • Patent number: 11153447
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a layout analyzing part that executes layout analysis for image data, an extraction part that extracts a diagrammatic representation from the image data by using a result of the layout analysis, a character recognizing part that executes character recognition for a partial area having a high probability of presence of a character string in a relationship with the extracted diagrammatic representation, and an erecting direction deciding part that decides an erecting direction of the image data by using a result of the character recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Oya, Akane Abe, Akinobu Yamaguchi, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Junichi Shimizu, Shigeru Okada, Shintaro Adachi, Shinya Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20210314557
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus that can suppress a user's uncomfortable feeling of a change in a video depending on a user's motion, an information processing method, and a program. [Solving Means] An information processing apparatus according to the present technology includes a display control unit. The display control unit controls a display apparatus to display an object having a movement parallax depending on a change in a position of a user's head in a display space in which a position of a viewpoint is substantially independently controlled with respect to the change in the position of the user's head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: TSUYOSHI ISHIKAWA, JUNICHI SHIMIZU, TAKAYOSHI SHIMIZU, KEI TAKAHASHI, RYOUHEI YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20210303439
    Abstract: Erroneous ignitions of a process of a device caused by characteristics of speeches/behaviors of a user are efficiently prevented. Provided is an information processing device having: a notification control unit configured to notify a user of information about a candidate speech/behavior estimated to be suitable as a trigger for executing a predetermined process among a plurality of speeches/behaviors extractable from a behavior log of the user, wherein the notification control unit further notifies the user of an inquiry whether or not execution of the candidate speech/behavior estimated from the behavior log is to be applied as the trigger, and the candidate speech/behavior is estimated based on a number of times by which the speech/behavior is extracted from the behavior log.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo NAGASAKA, Kei TAKAHASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210295032
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor configured to acquire a document image illustrating a document, acquire a related character string associated with a target character string included in the document image, and extract target information corresponding to the target character string from a region set with reference to a position of the related character string in the document image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Fumi KOSAKA, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Shinya NAKAMURA, Jun ANDO, Masanori YOSHIZUKA, Akane ABE
  • Patent number: 11113558
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Kobayashi, Junichi Shimizu, Daigo Horie