Patents by Inventor Kiriko Chosokabe

Kiriko Chosokabe 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).

  • Publication number: 20200252357
    Abstract: An information processing system includes circuitry that acquires input information input to a terminal apparatus, the terminal apparatus operating a message exchange program, determines, based on the input information being acquired, whether or not a condition as a trigger for calling an information processing service is satisfied, changes, based on the determination that the condition as the trigger for calling the information processing service is satisfied, a status of the message exchange program into a status that exchanges a message with the information processing service, acquires, based on the message to the information processing service, electronic information used for information processing, and requests an information apparatus to execute the information processing using the electronic information being acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Naoki TAKISHIMA, Yoshiharu TOJO, Daisuke KOYA, Kiriko CHOSOKABE, Hiroya URUTA
  • Patent number: 10652178
    Abstract: An information processing system includes circuitry that acquires input information input to a terminal apparatus, the terminal apparatus operating a message exchange program, determines, based on the input information being acquired, whether or not a condition as a trigger for calling an information processing service is satisfied, changes, based on the determination that the condition as the trigger for calling the information processing service is satisfied, a status of the message exchange program into a status that exchanges a message with the information processing service, acquires, based on the message to the information processing service, electronic information used for information processing, and requests an information apparatus to execute the information processing using the electronic information being acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Takishima, Yoshiharu Tojo, Daisuke Koya, Kiriko Chosokabe, Hiroya Uruta
  • Patent number: 10205344
    Abstract: A power display system includes an electronic apparatus and a server connected to an electronic apparatus group including the electronic apparatus. Further, the power display system includes a calculation unit totaling consumption power by the electronic apparatus group and calculating a ratio of the totaled consumption power to a target value of the consumption power, and a display control unit displaying a display part, which indicates a use status of power, in a display area of the electronic apparatus in a display manner which corresponds to the ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Katoh, Kiriko Chosokabe, Kohji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180227251
    Abstract: An information processing system includes circuitry that acquires input information input to a terminal apparatus, the terminal apparatus operating a message exchange program, determines, based on the input information being acquired, whether or not a condition as a trigger for calling an information processing service is satisfied, changes, based on the determination that the condition as the trigger for calling the information processing service is satisfied, a status of the message exchange program into a status that exchanges a message with the information processing service, acquires, based on the message to the information processing service, electronic information used for information processing, and requests an information apparatus to execute the information processing using the electronic information being acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Naoki Takishima, Yoshiharu Tojo, Daisuke Koya, Kiriko Chosokabe, Hiroya Uruta
  • Patent number: 9961737
    Abstract: A system in accordance with the present disclosure comprises a sensor and an information processing apparatus that includes processing circuitry. The sensor is installed on a surface so that a detection direction of the sensor is at a non-zero angle from a line normal to the surface. The processing circuitry is configured to communicate with the sensor, calculate a position of a detection area, in which the sensor detects an object in a predetermined space, according to the non-zero angle and a location of the sensor on the surface, and create correspondence information that associates an area of the predetermined space with the detection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Ohue, Kiriko Chosokabe, Kazunari Tonami, Akira Murakata, Akiyoshi Nakai, Hideaki Iijima, Yushi Miyata
  • Patent number: 9933831
    Abstract: A power control system includes: an information processing device including: a determining unit that determines whether to supply power to a device from a power supplying unit, based on first correspondence information, in which an output signal detected by a detecting unit of each of at least one electronic device is associated with identification information of a corresponding electronic device, received from the corresponding electronic device, and a stored second correspondence information, in which identification information to identify a power supplying unit of a power source control device that supplies power to a device is associated with identification information of each of the at least one electronic device, and an instruction unit that instructs the power source control device to supply power or to shut off power supply to a device from the power supplying unit, according to a determination result of the determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Kiriko Chosokabe
  • Patent number: 9888541
    Abstract: A device control system includes a detecting apparatus configured to detect an object in a predetermined space, and an information processing apparatus configured to control an illuminating apparatus based on a detection result of the object. The device control system includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain, from the detecting apparatus, information relating to an illuminance in the predetermined space; and a control unit configured to control, when the illuminance in the predetermined space falls below a first targeted illuminance, the illuminating apparatus so that the illuminance in the predetermined space becomes a second targeted illuminance that is greater than the first illuminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Nakai, Kazunari Tonami, Kiriko Chosokabe, Yuji Ohue, Akira Murakata, Hideaki Iijima, Yushi Miyata
  • Patent number: 9766129
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry that acquires a measured temperature of a target area from a measuring device, detects whether the measured temperature changes during a predetermined time period, determines whether a human exists in the target area based on the measured temperature and the detection result indicating whether the measured temperature changes during the predetermined time period, measures a duration of time in which the determination result indicating that the human exists in the target area and the detection result indicating that there is no temperature change are kept generated, and determines that there is no human in the target area even when the determination result indicates that the human exists, if the measured duration of time reaches a certain time period, the certain time period being modifiable based on history information indicating a previously generated determination result indicating whether the human exits in the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunari Tonami, Yuji Ohue, Seiji Miyawaki, Kiriko Chosokabe, Akiyoshi Nakai, Hideaki Iijima, Tetsuyoshi Nakata
  • Publication number: 20170265264
    Abstract: A device control system includes a detecting apparatus configured to detect an object in a predetermined space, and an information processing apparatus configured to control an illuminating apparatus based on a detection result of the object. The device control system includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain, from the detecting apparatus, information relating to an illuminance in the predetermined space; and a control unit configured to control, when the illuminance in the predetermined space falls below a first targeted illuminance, the illuminating apparatus so that the illuminance in the predetermined space becomes a second targeted illuminance that is greater than the first illuminance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi NAKAI, Kazunari TONAMI, Kiriko CHOSOKABE, Yuji OHUE, Akira MURAKATA, Hideaki IIJIMA, Yushi MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20170257921
    Abstract: A system in accordance with the present disclosure comprises a sensor and an information processing apparatus that includes processing circuitry. The sensor is installed on a surface so that a detection direction of the sensor is at a non-zero angle from a line normal to the surface. The processing circuitry is configured to communicate with the sensor, calculate a position of a detection area, in which the sensor detects an object in a predetermined space, according to the non-zero angle and a location of the sensor on the surface, and create correspondence information that associates an area of the predetermined space with the detection area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Yuji OHUE, Kiriko CHOSOKABE, Kazunari TONAMI, Akira MURAKATA, Akiyoshi NAKAI, Hideaki llJIMA, Yushi MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20170227941
    Abstract: A control apparatus is provided that controls a lighting apparatus and an air conditioning apparatus installed in a predetermined space by communicating with an environmental information acquiring apparatus that acquires environmental information relating to an environmental condition of the predetermined space. The control apparatus includes a processor that executes a program stored in a memory to implement processes of acquiring the environmental information from the environmental information acquiring apparatus, and generating control data for the lighting apparatus and the air conditioning apparatus based on the acquired environmental information and control guideline information that is set up in advance in association with the acquired environmental information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiriko CHOSOKABE, Yuji OHUE, Kazunari TONAMI, Akira MURAKATA, Akiyoshi NAKAI, Hideaki IIJIMA, Yushi MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20170097264
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry that acquires a measured temperature of a target area from a measuring device, detects whether the measured temperature changes during a predetermined time period, determines whether a human exists in the target area based on the measured temperature and the detection result indicating whether the measured temperature changes during the predetermined time period, measures a duration of time in which the determination result indicating that the human exists in the target area and the detection result indicating that there is no temperature change are kept generated, and determines that there is no human in the target area even when the determination result indicates that the human exists, if the measured duration of time reaches a certain time period, the certain time period being modifiable based on history information indicating a previously generated determination result indicating whether the human exits in the target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Kazunari TONAMI, Yuji OHUE, Seiji MIYAWAKI, Kiriko CHOSOKABE, Akiyoshi NAKAI, Hideaki llJIMA, Tetsuyoshi NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20160179172
    Abstract: A power control system includes: an information processing device including: a determining unit that determines whether to supply power to a device from a power supplying unit, based on first correspondence information, in which an output signal detected by a detecting unit of each of at least one electronic device is associated with identification information of a corresponding electronic device, received from the corresponding electronic device, and a stored second correspondence information, in which identification information to identify a power supplying unit of a power source control device that supplies power to a device is associated with identification information of each of the at least one electronic device, and an instruction unit that instructs the power source control device to supply power or to shut off power supply to a device from the power supplying unit, according to a determination result of the determining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kiriko CHOSOKABE
  • Patent number: 9300136
    Abstract: An activation control apparatus includes a voltage fluctuation obtainer to obtain voltage fluctuation amplitude of an external power source at a given voltage, the voltage fluctuation caused when activating an apparatus using the external power source; a voltage fluctuation detector to detect the voltage fluctuation of the external power source at the given voltage; an activation controller to determine whether the voltage fluctuation amplitude obtained by the voltage fluctuation obtainer at the given voltage of the external power source, detected by the voltage fluctuation detector, is within a preset allowable voltage fluctuation range, and to control activation of the apparatus using the external power source based on a result of the voltage fluctuation determination made by the activation controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiriko Chosokabe, Mikio Nakajima, Tomoyuki Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20160062627
    Abstract: A power display system includes an electronic apparatus and a server connected to an electronic apparatus group including the electronic apparatus. Further, the power display system includes a calculation unit totaling consumption power by the electronic apparatus group and calculating a ratio of the totaled consumption power to a target value of the consumption power, and a display control unit displaying a display part, which indicates a use status of power, in a display area of the electronic apparatus in a display manner which corresponds to the ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya KATOH, Kiriko CHOSOKABE, Kohji YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160011619
    Abstract: An energy management system includes a memory that stores electricity consumption amount of a target object separately for each one of a plurality of operational status of the target object, the electricity consumption amount being measured by an electricity measurement unit, and a processor that obtains information indicating the operational status of the target object for each day in the future from a calendar and predicts future electricity consumption amount for each day in the future, using the operational status of the target object for each day and the electricity consumption amount stored for each operational status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiriko CHOSOKABE
  • Patent number: 9207595
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an identification information acquiring unit that acquires identification information to identify a user; a usage history information acquiring unit that acquires usage history information for the user specified by the identification information; an output setting forecasting unit that forecasts output setting used by the user based on the usage history information; and a fixing temperature setting unit that sets a fixing temperature based on the forecasted output setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kiriko Chosokabe, Mikio Nakajima, Homare Ehara
  • Patent number: 9176439
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an identification information acquiring unit that acquires identification information to identify a user; a usage history information acquiring unit that acquires usage history information for the user specified by the identification information; an output setting forecasting unit that forecasts output setting used by the user based on the usage history information; and a fixing temperature setting unit that sets a fixing temperature based on the forecasted output setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kiriko Chosokabe, Mikio Nakajima, Homare Ehara
  • Publication number: 20140270836
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an identification information acquiring unit that acquires identification information to identify a user; a usage history information acquiring unit that acquires usage history information for the user specified by the identification information; an output setting forecasting unit that forecasts output setting used by the user based on the usage history information; and a fixing temperature setting unit that sets a fixing temperature based on the forecasted output setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kiriko CHOSOKABE, Mikio NAKAJIMA, Homare EHARA
  • Publication number: 20140098395
    Abstract: An activation control apparatus includes a voltage fluctuation obtainer to obtain voltage fluctuation amplitude of an external power source at a given voltage, the voltage fluctuation caused when activating an apparatus using the external power source; a voltage fluctuation detector to detect the voltage fluctuation of the external power source at the given voltage; an activation controller to determine whether the voltage fluctuation amplitude obtained by the voltage fluctuation obtainer at the given voltage of the external power source, detected by the voltage fluctuation detector, is within a preset allowable voltage fluctuation range, and to control activation of the apparatus using the external power source based on a result of the voltage fluctuation determination made by the activation controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Kiriko Chosokabe, Mikio Nakajima, Tomoyuki Yamashita