Patents by Inventor Kaoru Suzuki

Kaoru Suzuki 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: 10349556
    Abstract: A cooling device includes: a heat receiver configured to transfer heat from a heat generation body to a refrigerant, a heat radiator that is connected to the heat receiver via a heat radiation path, and a return path that connects the heat radiator and the heat receiver with each other, in which the refrigerant is to circulate in order of the heat receiver, the heat radiation path, the heat radiator, and the return path and cause a gas-liquid two-phase change and cool the heat generation body, and in which the heat receiver includes a heat receiving plate which is in contact with the heat generation body and is configured to absorb the heat, and a heat receiving cover which covers a surface of the heat receiving plate and defines a heat receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru Satou, Ayaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10339657
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a character detection apparatus includes a feature extractor, a determiner and an integrator. The feature extractor extracts a feature value of an image including character strings. The determiner determines each priority of a plurality of different character detection schemes in accordance with character detection accuracy with respect to an image region having a feature corresponding to the feature value. The integrator integrates text line candidates of the character detection schemes, and selects, as a text line, one of the text line candidates detected by the character detection scheme with the highest priority if a superimposition degree indicating a ratio of a superimposed region among the text line candidates is no less than a first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yojiro Tonouchi, Kaoru Suzuki
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190140657
    Abstract: A compression coding method, apparatus, and program suitable for continuously coding pieces of fixed length data are provided. The compression coding method includes: dividing, into columns each with a predetermined bit width, records consisting of a fixed-length bit string that includes one or more fields, pieces of data of the same type being contained in the same field among fields determined in advance; and determining, for each column, a probability of occurrence of a bit value in the column at the same position among a plurality of records, and coding the plurality of records on the basis of the probability of occurrence using an entropy coding method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Takayuki Suzuki, Kaoru Shibata
  • Patent number: 10217083
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, processing circuitry of an apparatus for managing articles acquires a check image by capturing labels including label information of a character string. The processing circuitry also acquires plan data including a plurality of plan areas indicating installation positions of the labels in the shelf and the label information of the labels assigned to each of the plan areas. The processing circuitry detects a character area of the character string displayed on each of the labels from the check image and recognizes characters in the character areas. The processing circuitry positions and superimposes the check image and the plan data and associates the character areas and the plan areas. The processing circuitry compares the label information of the associated plan areas and the recognition information of the character areas and assigns attributes to the character areas or the plan areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shihomi Takahashi, Kaoru Suzuki, Kazunori Imoto, Osamu Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190041778
    Abstract: There is provided a guide incorporated in a fixing device including a belt configured to circularly move in a moving direction. The guide includes: a guide portion elongated in a longitudinal direction orthogonal to the moving direction; a first gate mark; and a second gate mark arranged spaced apart from the first gate mark in the longitudinal direction. The guide portion includes a resin and a plurality of elongated-shaped fillers dispersed in the resin. The guide portion has a guide surface configured to guide movement of the belt in the moving direction, a peripheral surface of the belt being configured to contact the guide surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kaoru SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10121086
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor and a controller. The hardware processor detects a first region in an image that includes a character and detects a second region in the image that includes a text-line including at least a particular number of first regions. The controller causes the hardware processor to detect the second region in the image when a variation of a camera is less than or equal to a threshold. The controller changes a setting of the hardware processor associated with the detection of at least one of the first and second region and causes the hardware processor to detect the second region in the image when the second region is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kaoru Suzuki, Yojiro Tonouchi
  • Patent number: 10101692
    Abstract: There is provided a guide incorporated in a fixing device including a belt configured to circularly move in a moving direction. The guide includes: a guide portion elongated in a longitudinal direction orthogonal to the moving direction; a first gate mark; and a second gate mark arranged spaced apart from the first gate mark in the longitudinal direction. The guide portion includes a resin and a plurality of elongated-shaped fillers dispersed in the resin. The guide portion has a guide surface configured to guide movement of the belt in the moving direction, a peripheral surface of the belt being configured to contact the guide surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kaoru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10095168
    Abstract: A fixing device for thermally fixing a toner image on a sheet includes a heat unit, a pressure unit, and a nip member. One of the heat unit and the pressure unit includes an endless belt having a width in a widthwise direction and a restriction member configured to be abutted against the endless belt. The endless belt includes a base layer having an outer peripheral surface and a pair of widthwise end faces in the widthwise direction, the base layer defining an inner space, and an elastic layer formed on the outer peripheral surface and having a thickness and a pair of widthwise end surfaces in the widthwise direction. One of the end faces and a corresponding one of the end surfaces provides a maximum distance therebetween in the widthwise direction smaller than the thickness of the elastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kaoru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9819860
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a data processor includes an image acquisition module, a degradation evaluation module, a first output module and a display module. The first output module is configured to output a first trigger for performing a process for detecting the image area when the possibility is high as a result of evaluation by the degradation evaluation module, the first output module is configured to output a command for displaying the image as it is on a display when the possibility is low as a result of the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kaoru Suzuki, Yojiro Tonouchi
  • Publication number: 20170248881
    Abstract: There is provided a guide incorporated in a fixing device including a belt configured to circularly move in a moving direction. The guide includes: a guide portion elongated in a longitudinal direction orthogonal to the moving direction; a first gate mark; and a second gate mark arranged spaced apart from the first gate mark in the longitudinal direction. The guide portion includes a resin and a plurality of elongated-shaped fillers dispersed in the resin. The guide portion has a guide surface configured to guide movement of the belt in the moving direction, a peripheral surface of the belt being configured to contact the guide surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kaoru SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20170205746
    Abstract: A fixing device for thermally fixing a toner image on a sheet includes a heat unit, a pressure unit, and a nip member. One of the heat unit and the pressure unit includes an endless belt having a width in a widthwise direction and a restriction member configured to be abutted against the endless belt. The endless belt includes a base layer having an outer peripheral surface and a pair of widthwise end faces in the widthwise direction, the base layer defining an inner space, and an elastic layer formed on the outer peripheral surface and having a thickness and a pair of widthwise end surfaces in the widthwise direction. One of the end faces and a corresponding one of the end surfaces provides a maximum distance therebetween in the widthwise direction smaller than the thickness of the elastic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: 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: 20170124424
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, processing circuitry of an apparatus for managing articles acquires a check image by capturing labels including label information of a character string. The processing circuitry also acquires plan data including a plurality of plan areas indicating installation positions of the labels in the shelf and the label information of the labels assigned to each of the plan areas. The processing circuitry detects a character area of the character string displayed on each of the labels from the check image and recognizes characters in the character areas. The processing circuitry positions and superimposes the check image and the plan data and associates the character areas and the plan areas. The processing circuitry compares the label information of the associated plan areas and the recognition information of the character areas and assigns attributes to the character areas or the plan areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Shihomi TAKAHASHI, Kaoru SUZUKI, Kazunori IMOTO, Osamu YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170116500
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit and a processing unit. The acquiring unit acquires an image including a plurality of character strings. The processing unit carries out a detecting operation, a receiving operation, an extracting operation, and a generating operation. The detecting operation includes detecting a plurality of image regions concerning the plurality of character strings from the image. The receiving operation includes receiving an input of coordinate information concerning coordinates in the image. The extracting operation includes extracting, out of the plurality of image regions, designated regions designated by the coordinate information. The generating operation includes generating, on the basis of the coordinate information, corrected regions obtained by correcting at least one of a number and a size of the designated regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Kazunori IMOTO, Yojiro TONOUCHI, Kaoru SUZUKI, Osamu YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9606483
    Abstract: A fixing device includes an endless belt, a nip member, a heater, a reflecting member, a load receiving member, and a protective member. The endless belt has end portions in the first direction and a middle portion defined between the end portions. The nip member is configured to contact an inner circumferential surface of the endless belt. The heater is disposed inside the endless belt. The reflecting member is entirely disposed on a nip-member side with respect to the heater and is configured to reflect radiant heat emitted from the heater toward the inner circumferential surface. The protective member is disposed between the middle portion of the endless belt and the heater and on a side opposite to the nip member with respect to the heater, and is configured to allow light to pass therethrough. The protective member is fastened to the load receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kei Ishida, Masahito Kajita, Kaoru Suzuki, Atsushi Ozawa, Kenji Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20170017856
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor and a controller. The hardware processor detects a first region in an image that includes a character and detects a second region in the image that includes a text-line including at least a particular number of first regions. The controller causes the hardware processor to detect the second region in the image when a variation of a camera is less than or equal to a threshold. The controller changes a setting of the hardware processor associated with the detection of at least one of the first and second region and causes the hardware processor to detect the second region in the image when the second region is not detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Kaoru Suzuki, Yojiro Tonouchi
  • Publication number: 20170005287
    Abstract: A light emitting portion (104) of a light emitting panel (100) is configured to have a polygonal shape. A first light-emitting-side terminal (150) extends along one side of the light emitting portion (104), and a second light-emitting-side terminal (160) extends along the other side of the light emitting portion (104). The length of each of the first light-emitting-side terminal (150) and the second light-emitting-side terminal (160) is, for example, equal to or greater than 50% of the length of one side of the light emitting portion (104). The length of the connection portion (308) is equal to or greater than 10% of the length of one side of the light emitting portion (104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kaoru Suzuki, Toshihiko Aoki
  • Publication number: 20160269625
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a data processor includes an image acquisition module, a degradation evaluation module, a first output module and a display module. The first output module is configured to output a first trigger for performing a process for detecting the image area when the possibility is high as a result of evaluation by the degradation evaluation module, the first output module is configured to output a command for displaying the image as it is on a display when the possibility is low as a result of the evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Kaoru Suzuki, Yojiro Tonouchi
  • Publication number: 20160252855
    Abstract: A fixing device includes an endless belt, a nip member, a heater, a reflecting member, a load receiving member, and a protective member. The endless belt has end portions in the first direction and a middle portion defined between the end portions. The nip member is configured to contact an inner circumferential surface of the endless belt. The heater is disposed inside the endless belt. The reflecting member is entirely disposed on a nip-member side with respect to the heater and is configured to reflect radiant heat emitted from the heater toward the inner circumferential surface. The protective member is disposed between the middle portion of the endless belt and the heater and on a side opposite to the nip member with respect to the heater, and is configured to allow light to pass therethrough. The protective member is fastened to the load receiving member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Kei Ishida, Masahito Kajita, Kaoru Suzuki, Atsushi Ozawa, Kenji Takeuchi