Patents by Inventor Kei Tanaka

Kei Tanaka 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: 7898697
    Abstract: A printing device includes an electronic document acquisition unit that acquires an electronic document to be printed on a medium, a code information generation unit that generates code information including information for uniquely specifying a medium on which a document image of the electronic document acquired by the electronic document acquisition unit is printed and address information within the medium, a code image generation unit that converts the code information generated by the code information generation unit into a print image to generate a code image, a document image generation unit that generates the document image from the electronic document, and a printing unit that prints the generated code image and the document image on a surface of the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7865353
    Abstract: A translation device comprises a character recognition unit that recognizes text data in a text region of an input image; a translator that translates the text data in the text region; and a layout configuration processor that generates data containing the translated text data in the text region and graphics in the input image, wherein a layout of the input image is maintained in a layout of the image of the data generated by the layout configuration processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiya Koyama, Teruka Saito, Masakazu Tateno, Kei Tanaka, Takashi Nagao, Masayoshi Sakakibara, Xinyu Peng, Kotaro Nakamura, Atsushi Itoh, Masatoshi Tagawa, Michihiro Tamune, Hiroshi Masuichi, Naoko Sato, Kiyoshi Tashiro
  • Patent number: 7865816
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus has an additional information adding unit, a display, an acquisition unit, a status determination unit, and a display control unit. The additional information adding unit adds additional information to an electronic document. The display displays the electronic document and the additional information added to the electronic document. The acquisition unit acquires, in a state where the electronic document is being displayed by the display unit, additional information added to the electronic document by another information processing apparatus. The status determination unit determines whether or not a user is unhindered in referencing the additional information added by the other information processing apparatus. The display control unit controls the display to display the additional information acquired by the acquisition unit when it has been determined by the status determination unit that the user is unhindered in the referencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7844893
    Abstract: A document editing device has a editing unit and a supplementary information editing unit. The editing unit edits a manuscript element of a document. The supplementary information editing unit edits the supplementary information of the document based on a result of editing the manuscript element by the editing unit. The document is a electronic document read by a reading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruka Saito, Toshiya Koyama, Masakazu Tateno, Takashi Nagao, Masayoshi Sakakibara, Kei Tanaka, Kotaro Nakamura, Xinyu Peng
  • Publication number: 20100220344
    Abstract: An embodiment of an image reading device may include a light source, an image reading unit, a drive control unit, a white reference member, a chromaticity detecting unit, a reference value storage unit, a chromaticity change calculating unit, and/or a control unit. An embodiment may include a photoelectric conversion element that reads an image illuminated by the light source. In some embodiments, may measure the chromaticity of a white reference member. In some embodiments, a reference value storage unit may store a reference value representing the chromaticity of an image. In an embodiment, a control unit may control an operation of the device according to the calculated amount of chromaticity change. An embodiment may include measuring the luminous intensity of a light source and storing a reference value representing the luminous intensity of the light source. Some embodiments may include making adjustments to images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: KYOCERA MITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Tashiro, Yoshiaki Tabata, Kei Tanaka, Masayuki Sago
  • Patent number: 7783472
    Abstract: A document translation method having extracting a term from a document, executing a substitute process and outputting the term in a predetermined manner. The process of executing a substitute process on the term is performed in a translating process when the term from the document matches a term predetermined by a user. The substitute process is corresponding to the term and predetermined by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Takashi Nagao, Masakazu Tateno, Kei Tanaka, Kotaro Nakamura, Masayoshi Sakakibara, Xinyu Peng, Teruka Saito, Toshiya Koyama
  • Patent number: 7748164
    Abstract: The present invention provides a micro gravity environmental control apparatus, such as a plant cultivating apparatus, an animal raising apparatus, and a micro gravity environmental control method, such as a plant cultivating method, an animal raising method, a breeding method, capable of cultivating a plant and raising an animal by using soil and also capable of recovering moisture supplied to the soil so as to reuse the moisture, under a weightless environment or a micro gravity environment. There is provided a micro gravity environmental control apparatus comprising a chamber, an air suction pipe arranged in the vicinity of a lower end portion within the chamber, and an air sucking part communicated and connected with the air suction pipe and used for sucking air within the chamber out of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignees: Incorporated Administrative Agency National Agriculture and Bio-oriented Research Organization, National Space Development Agency of Japan, Japan Space Forum
    Inventors: Masayuki Hirafuji, Tokihiro Fukatsu, Kei Tanaka, Keiko Ibaraki
  • Patent number: 7729540
    Abstract: A translation device has a translation processing unit that outputs character-area-character data by performing a translation process on the character-area-character data of an input image representing a figure-containing document, and outputting figure-area-character data by performing a translation process on the figure-area-character data of an input image representing a figure-containing document, a figure identification information searching unit that searches figure identification information used to identify a figure contained in a character area of the figure-containing-translation data, a linked page number searching unit that searches a page number in a character area of the figure-containing-translation data, a page number extracting unit that extracts a page number of a page included in figure area of figure identification information, and a page number rewriting unit that rewrites the searched page number linked to the figure identification information to the extracted page number of a page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiya Koyama, Teruka Saito, Masakazu Tateno, Kei Tanaka, Takashi Nagao, Masayoshi Sakakibara, Xinyu Peng, Kotaro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7653872
    Abstract: A document processor has a function of attaching additional information to an electronic document and a function of associating linked information with the additional information. The document processor includes a display unit that displays the electronic document, the additional information, and the linked information, a judging unit that judges whether or not the linked information has changed since it was last referred to by a user, and a display control unit that controls the display unit so that a display state of the additional information varies according to the judgment result from the judging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Yamashita, Kei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7608298
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a ceramic porous membrane on inner wall surfaces of through holes of a porous base member. The through holes of the base member are arranged in a vertical direction, a ceramic sol liquid having a temperature difference of 50° C. or less between the sol liquid and the base member is supplied to the inner wall surface of the base member, the liquid supply is stopped when the sol liquid exceeds an upper end portion of the base member, and then the sol liquid is extracted from the bottom of the base member. After the sol liquid is completely extracted, a pressure difference is created so that a pressure on the side of an outer peripheral surface of the base member is lower than that on the side of the inner wall surface of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kei Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20090191362
    Abstract: An optical film has a film a formed of a cyclic olefin resin, and a homeotropically orientated optical anisotropic layer b disposed on the film a. This optical film preferably satisfies the below listed formulae (1) to (3). ?600nm?Rth?200nm??(1) 0nm?R?600nm??(2) NZ?1??(3) (In formulae (1) to (3), Rth indicates the retardation in the thickness direction of the optical film at a wavelength of 550 nm; R indicates the in-plane retardation of the optical film at a wavelength of 550 nm; and NZ indicates (nx?nz)/(nx?ny)). When the optical film is used in an ISP mode liquid crystal display device, light leakage and color fading (discoloration) during black display are prevented stably for a long term, and a good viewing angle compensation effect is obtained (i.e., high contrast ratio at all angles).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Tanaka, Takuhiro Ushino, Masayuki Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20090141001
    Abstract: Backlight of a backlight device (3) attached to a liquid crystal panel device (2) is created by a multitude of light emitting diodes, and light emitted from each light emitting diode is modulated by position information indicating the position of a display screen (21A). The light receiving device (4) receives the backlight, modulates it, takes out the position information and detects the position on a display screen (21A) based on the position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Kazuo Kuroda, Akira Imamura, Kei Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20090096880
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is connected to an image capture device, and a plurality of external terminals that inputs annotation information to an image captured by the image capture device. The information processing apparatus includes an acquiring portion that acquires input information from the plurality of external terminals, a storing portion that stores a synthesis image in which the captured image and the annotation information are synthesized, and a controlling portion that causes the storing portion to store the synthesis image when the acquisition of the input information by the acquiring portion is not executed for a predetermined time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kei Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20090097755
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquiring portion, a deciding portion, a controlling portion, a determining portion, and a transmitting portion. The acquiring portion acquires attribute information of an object. The deciding portion decides identification information of a user accessible to the object, based on a database associated with attribute information of each object and identification information of a user accessible to each object, and the acquired attribute information. The controlling portion decides a capture area including the object, and causes a projecting device to project a capture area. The determining portion determines whether a user of a remote terminal is accessible to the object based on identification information from the remote terminal and the decided identification information. The transmitting portion transmits a captured image of the decided capture area to the remote terminal when the user of the remote terminal is accessible to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun SHINGU, Tetsuo Iyoda, Hiroyuki Miyake, Kentaro Takano, Kei Tanaka, Takeshi Chiba
  • Patent number: 7519901
    Abstract: The technique for selecting at least a part of object on an electronic media includes, providing annotations on the object, grouping the annotation on the object, and selecting one or both of the object and the annotations based on the grouping of the annotations on the object. The techniques also provide the system that selects a part of object on a media, that includes an annotation grouping circuit that provides annotations on the object and groups the annotations on the object, and an object selection circuit that selects at least one of the object and the annotations based on the grouping of the annotation on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Morgan N. Price, Gene Golovchinsky, Catherine C. Marshall, William N. Schilit, Patrick Chiu, Kei Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20090059015
    Abstract: An information processing device is connected to an overview image capturing device that captures an overview image of an object and an enlarged image capturing device that captures an enlarged image of the object, and is connected to a remote control device that remote-controls at least the enlarged image capturing device. The information processing device includes: an encoding unit that encodes the overview image and the enlarged image; a transmitting unit that transmits the images encoded by the encoding unit to the remote control device; and a switching unit that switches an encoding method to be utilized by the encoding unit and a transmission method to be utilized by the transmitting unit among a first mode, a second mode, and a third mode. When there is not a continuous change in the overview image captured by the overview image capturing device, the overview image is transmitted in the first mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi CHIBA, Jun Shingu, Kei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7469063
    Abstract: An apparatus for recognizing characters includes a text structure analyzing unit that analyzes an input image of text composed of mixed typed and handwritten characters and separates the input text image into predefined text imaging regions, a character clipping unit that clips characters one by one in each of the text imaging regions separated by the text structure analyzing unit, a feature vectors calculating unit that calculates feature vectors of the clipped characters for each of the text imaging regions, a feature vectors aggregating unit that aggregates the calculated feature vectors over a predefined range of the input text image, and a typed and handwritten character separation unit that separates characters involved in the input text image into the typed characters and the handwritten characters, based on a result of the aggregation by the feature vectors aggregating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiya Koyama, Teruka Saito, Masakazu Tateno, Kei Tanaka, Masayoshi Sakakibara, Kotaro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20080133915
    Abstract: A communication system performs a communication after establishing a channel from an external host device in an external network to an internal host device in an internal network, where a firewall blocks communications from the external host device in the external network to the internal host device in the internal network while selectively allowing communications from the internal network to the external network. The external host device includes a transmitting unit that transmits channel maintenance data to the internal host device when the channel needs to be maintained, with the channel maintenance data being used for maintaining the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei TANAKA, Toshiya Saitoh
  • Patent number: 7350140
    Abstract: In a meeting held with employment of a plurality of materials, conditions of this meeting are recorded in the form of continuous data, and these materials are distributed to a user P who participates in this meeting by way of a printed matter and/or a screen output. Then, an analyzing unit analyzes the recorded continuous data so as to specify both a material and a place of the continuous data where this material was used. Also, an annotation/material relating unit specifies both an annotation which was added to a distributed material by the user in the meeting and this distributed material. A material matching unit judges a matching characteristic between these specified material and distributed materials. Then, are relating unit links the place of the continuous data where the material having the matching characteristic was employed with respect to the annotation of the distributed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Tanaka, Shingo Uchihashi
  • Publication number: 20080069950
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a ceramic porous membrane on inner wall surfaces of through holes of a porous base member. The through holes of the base member are arranged in a vertical direction, a ceramic sol liquid having a temperature difference of 50° C. or less between the sol liquid and the base member is supplied to the inner wall surface of the base member, the liquid supply is stopped when the sol liquid exceeds an upper end portion of the base member, and then the sol liquid is extracted from the bottom of the base member. After the sol liquid is completely extracted, a pressure difference is created so that a pressure on the side of an outer peripheral surface of the base member is lower than that on the side of the inner wall surface of the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kei Tanaka