Patents by Inventor Kenichiro Morita

Kenichiro Morita 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: 10979751
    Abstract: A communication management apparatus includes a receiver to receive image type information indicating a type of an image from a first communication terminal; circuitry to generate image data identification information for identifying image data to be transmitted from the first communication terminal to a second communication terminal, based on reception of the image type information; and a transmitter to transmit the image data identification information that is generated to the first communication terminal, and transmit the image data identification information that is generated and the image type information that is received to the second communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Morita, Kumiko Yoshida, Yoichiro Matsuno, Takuya Imai, Shoh Nagamine, Junpei Mikami
  • Publication number: 20210099669
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an imaging device and circuitry. The imaging device captures an image of a subject to acquire image data. The circuitry reads a two-dimensional code displayed on a communication terminal and acquired with the imaging device, and acquires setting information for using a service provided by a content distribution system that distributes content via a communication network. The setting information is represented by the read two-dimensional code. The circuitry further connects the image capturing apparatus to the communication network with network connection information included in the acquired setting information, and distributes the image data acquired by the imaging device to the content distribution system via the communication network connected to the image capturing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki Shiro, Hidekuni Annaka, Kenichiro Morita, Takuya Soneda, Takeshi Homma, Kumiko Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20210090211
    Abstract: An image processing method includes receiving settings of a grid for identifying a relative position of a subject included in a spherical image, displaying, on a display, a display image including the spherical image and a grid image superimposed on the spherical image, and receiving an input of rendering to the spherical image in the displayed display image. The grid image is generated in accordance with the received settings of the grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Takafumi TAKEDA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Kenichiro MORITA, Kumiko YOSHIDA, Tomonori AIKAWA, Hideki SHIRO, Takuya SONEDA, Takeshi HOMMA
  • Patent number: 10944798
    Abstract: An image communication system includes a first communication terminal including first circuitry and a second communication terminal including second circuitry. The first circuitry of the first communication terminal transmits, to the second communication terminal, first image data representing a first image and second image data representing a second image. The first circuitry of the first communication terminal transmits, to the second communication terminal, position information indicating a predetermined position on the first image. The second circuitry of the second communication terminal combines, based on the position information, the second image with the first image at the predetermined position on the first image to generate a combined image. The second circuitry of the second communication terminal displays, on a display, the combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohhei Ohmura, Kenichiro Morita, Takafumi Takeda, Hidekuni Annaka, Takeshi Homma, Mayu Hakata
  • Patent number: 10944619
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes circuitry. The circuitry receives data of a whole image, data of a material image, and superimposition position information indicating a position where the material image is to be superimposed on the whole image, the data of the whole image, the data of the material image, and the superimposition position information being transmitted from another communication terminal. The circuitry superimposes the material image on the whole image at the position indicated by the superimposition position information. The circuitry causes a display to display a predetermined-area image, which is an image of a predetermined area of the whole image. When at least a part of the material image being superimposed is not displayed in the predetermined-area image, the circuitry changes the position where the material image is superimposed such that the material image is displayed at a predetermined position in the predetermined-area image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Mayu Hakata, Kenichiro Morita, Takafumi Takeda, Hidekuni Annaka, Takeshi Homma, Yohhei Ohmura
  • Publication number: 20210058521
    Abstract: A communication management system, a communication system, a communication control method, and a recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi HOMMA, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Kenichiro MORITA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210026589
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes circuitry that displays a first image corresponding to a first area of a whole image shared by communication terminals, and stores first terminal information identifying a first one of the communication terminals that causes a second one of the communication terminals to display an image being displayed by the first communication terminal. The circuitry receives second terminal information and viewable area information from a third one of the communication terminals that displays a second image corresponding to a second area of the whole image. The second terminal information identifies the third communication terminal. The viewable area information represents the second area. When the first terminal information and the second terminal information are the same, the circuitry determines whether an operation state of the first image is an operating state, and if so, displays the second image after the operation state shifts to a standby state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichiro Morita, Hidekuni Annaka, Takeshi Homma, Takuya Soneda, Tomonori Aikawa, Hideki Shiro, Takafumi Takeda
  • Publication number: 20210026509
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes circuitry that receives, from a communication management apparatus, an operation restriction notification for restricting an operation on a display image to be displayed on a display. The communication management apparatus controls communication between the communication terminal and another communication terminal that shares data of the display image with the communication terminal. In response to receipt of the operation during an operation restriction period in which the operation on the display image is restricted, the circuity controls the display to display a plurality of options as to whether to reflect the received operation in the display image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi HOMMA, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Kenichiro MORITA, Masashi OGASAWARA
  • Patent number: 10868923
    Abstract: A communication management system, a communication system, a communication control method, and a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Homma, Shigeru Nakamura, Yuichi Kawasaki, Hiroshi Hinohara, Kenichiro Morita, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10863086
    Abstract: A communication terminal for displaying a predetermined-area image, which is an image of a part of a whole image, includes circuitry. The circuitry receives first predetermined information specifying a first predetermined area, the first predetermined information being transmitted from another communication terminal displaying a first predetermined-area image, which is an image of the first predetermined-area. The circuitry calculates a position of the first predetermined area with respect to a second predetermined area, based on the first predetermined information received and second predetermined information specifying the second predetermined area, the second predetermined area being an area of a second predetermined-area image being displayed by the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohhei Ohmura, Kenichiro Morita, Takeshi Homma, Takuya Soneda, Mayu Hakata, Hidekuni Annaka
  • Publication number: 20200296284
    Abstract: An image communication system includes a first communication terminal and a second communication terminal. The first communication terminal acquires an image captured by an image capturing device. The second communication terminal receives the image from the first communication terminal via a network, and displays the image on a screen of a display. The first communication terminal includes first circuitry that, in response to receipt of an operation of switching a view mode related to viewing of the image, transmits the image and first viewable area information to the second communication terminal. The first viewable area information is related to a viewable area of the image to be displayed on the screen. The second communication terminal includes second circuitry that receives the image and the first viewable area information and displays the viewable area of the image on the screen based on the first viewable area information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Tomonori AIKAWA, Kenichiro MORITA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Takeshi HOMMA, Takuya SONEDA, Hideki SHIRO, Takafumi TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20200296146
    Abstract: A communication management system manages a session in which a plurality of terminal apparatuses shares a stroke image. The communication management system includes circuitry configured to: manage stroke information including a plurality of pieces of stroke data representing the stroke image; receive, from a first terminal apparatus, group operation information for designating one or more pieces of stroke data, which are operation targets, from among the plurality of pieces of stroke data; and restrict, based on the group operation information, an operation regarding the one or more pieces of stroke data by a second terminal apparatus, which is different from the first terminal apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi HINOHARA, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Takeshi HOMMA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Masashi OGASAWARA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Hideki SHIRO, Kenichiro MORITA
  • Publication number: 20200296302
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes an imaging device and circuitry. The imaging device captures an image. The circuitry defines a point of interest in the image, converts the defined point of interest in accordance with attitude information of the image capturing device, and cuts out a viewable area from the image. The viewable area includes the converted point of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki SHIRO, Kenichiro MORITA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Takeshi HOMMA, Takuya SONEDA, Tomonori AIKAWA, Takafumi TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 10778865
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus communicable with an image capturing device that captures image data includes circuitry. The circuitry acquires the image data captured by the image capturing device. The circuitry acquires type data indicating a type of the image capturing device. The circuitry determines the type of the image capturing device based on the acquired type data. Based on the determined type of the image capturing device, the circuitry determine a type of image processing to be performed on the acquired image data, and performs the determined image processing on the acquired image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Morita, Shoh Nagamine, Kumiko Yoshida, Yoichiro Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10764513
    Abstract: An image data communication system includes: a first communication terminal including first circuitry; and a second communication terminal including second circuitry. The first circuitry of the first communication terminal is configured to transmit a plurality of pieces of image data and layer display order information indicating a layer display order in which a plurality of images represented by the plurality of pieces of image data are to be displayed. The second circuitry of the second communication terminal is configured to display the plurality of images represented by the plurality of pieces of image data transmitted from the first communication terminal in the layer display order based on the layer display order information transmitted from the first communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohhei Ohmura, Kenichiro Morita, Takafumi Takeda, Hidekuni Annaka, Takeshi Homma, Mayu Hakata
  • Publication number: 20200274904
    Abstract: An image communication system includes a first communication terminal including first circuitry and a second communication terminal including second circuitry. The first circuitry of the first communication terminal transmits, to the second communication terminal, first image data representing a first image and second image data representing a second image. The first circuitry of the first communication terminal transmits, to the second communication terminal, position information indicating a predetermined position on the first image. The second circuitry of the second communication terminal combines, based on the position information, the second image with the first image at the predetermined position on the first image to generate a combined image. The second circuitry of the second communication terminal displays, on a display, the combined image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohhei OHMURA, Kenichiro MORITA, Takafumi TAKEDA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Takeshi HOMMA, Mayu HAKATA
  • Publication number: 20200244510
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes circuitry. The circuitry receives data of a whole image, data of a material image, and superimposition position information indicating a position where the material image is to be superimposed on the whole image, the data of the whole image, the data of the material image, and the superimposition position information being transmitted from another communication terminal. The circuitry superimposes the material image on the whole image at the position indicated by the superimposition position information. The circuitry causes a display to display a predetermined-area image, which is an image of a predetermined area of the whole image. When at least a part of the material image being superimposed is not displayed in the predetermined-area image, the circuitry changes the position where the material image is superimposed such that the material image is displayed at a predetermined position in the predetermined-area image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mayu HAKATA, Kenichiro MORITA, Takafumi TAKEDA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Takeshi HOMMA, Yohhei OHMURA
  • Patent number: 10721116
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a memory, a receiver, and circuitry. The memory stores image data identification information identifying image data in association with image type information indicating a type of an image represented by the image data. The receiver receives specific image data and specific image data identification information identifying the specific image data from another communication terminal. The circuitry controls a display to display a specific image represented by the specific image data received by the receiver in a size according to the image type information associated with the specific image identification information in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kumiko Yoshida, Kenichiro Morita, Yoichiro Matsuno, Takuya Imai, Shoh Nagamine, Junpei Mikami
  • Patent number: 10686848
    Abstract: An image communication system includes a first communication terminal including first circuitry and a second communication terminal including second circuitry. The first circuitry of the first communication terminal transmits, to the second communication terminal, first image data representing a first image and second image data representing a second image. The first circuitry of the first communication terminal transmits, to the second communication terminal, position information indicating a predetermined position on the first image. The second circuitry of the second communication terminal combines, based on the position information, the second image with the first image at the predetermined position on the first image to generate a combined image. The second circuitry of the second communication terminal displays, on a display, the combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohhei Ohmura, Kenichiro Morita, Takafumi Takeda, Hidekuni Annaka, Takeshi Homma, Mayu Hakata
  • Publication number: 20200186407
    Abstract: A communication terminal is provided that is configured to display a first image of a first predetermined area is a whole image shared with another communication terminal. The communication terminal includes processing circuitry configured to receive predetermined area information indicating the second predetermined area transmitted by another communication terminal displaying the second predetermined area image of the second predetermined area in the whole image; and control displaying of the second predetermined area image indicated by the received predetermined area information based on an operation status with respect to the first predetermined area image when the predetermined area information is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichiro MORITA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Takeshi HOMMA, Takuya SONEDA, Tomonori AIKAWA, Hideki SHIRO, Takafumi TAKEDA