Patents by Inventor Kiyoshi Iida

Kiyoshi Iida 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: 20210018528
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sensor system with which a change in the state of a workpiece which has occurred in a conveyance process can be detennined. The sensor system comprises: a plurality of sensors positioned along a line and measuring data indicating that a workpiece being conveyed upon the line has passed thereby; a plurality of slave units respectively connected to the plurality of sensors and acquiring the data measured by the plurality of sensors; and a master unit connected to the plurality of slave units. The master unit comprises: a storage part for storing the data in association with information which relates to the timing at which the data was measured; and a determination part for comparing the data transmitted from two or more of the plurality of slave units using the information which relates to the timing, and determining a change in the state of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Norihiro TOMAGO, Kiyoshi IMAI, Yusuke IIDA, Yusuke SHIBASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190394638
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a first communication unit wirelessly communicating with an external apparatus via a first communication method, a second communication unit generating a network and wirelessly communicating with the external apparatus via a second communication method via the network; and a control unit controlling wireless communication with the external apparatus via the second communication unit in a selected procedure from among a plurality of procedures including at least a first procedure and a second procedure, wherein, in the first procedure, the control unit generates a network identified by identification information including a character string, and in the second procedure, generates identification information of the network without using the character string, shares the generated identification information with the external apparatus via the first communication unit, and generates a network identified by the shared identification information, to wirelessly communicate with the e
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Iida
  • Patent number: 10504199
    Abstract: A picking assistant system includes an article shelf in which articles are stocked, a projector displaying an instruction to a worker in a display region defined on the article shelf, and a processor. The processor detects a motion of a movable member which constitutes the article shelf and is configured to move when the article is taken out from the article shelf, and detects an operational error of the worker based on the detected motion of the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AIOI SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Tada, Takamichi Yoshikawa, Takeshi Sato, Tetsuya Iida
  • Patent number: 10458384
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a pumped-storage power generation control device includes a control section that controls at least one of the pumping input of the pumped-storage power generation facility in the pumping operation and the power output of the pumped-storage power generation facility in the power generating operation such that a value, which is obtained by a predetermined calculation using the measurement value relating to the pumping input of the pumped-storage power generation facility in the pumping operation and the measurement value relating to the power output of the pumped-storage power generation facility in the power generating operation, becomes a set target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Junji Mori, Toshiaki Suzuki, Kiyoshi Kusunoki, Toru Kubo, Shoji Iida, Takahisa Kageyama
  • Patent number: 10425581
    Abstract: A recording apparatus with a battery attachable to and detachable from, includes a positioning unit configured to determine position information based on signals received from satellites, a retaining unit configured to retain the position information determined by the positioning unit, and a control unit, wherein the control unit determines whether latest position information is valid based on an acquisition time of the latest position information from among pieces of the position information retained by the retaining unit and a current time, and uses position information determined as valid as current position information, and wherein the control unit determines whether the latest position information is valid in response to the battery being attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Iida
  • Publication number: 20170332015
    Abstract: A recording apparatus with a battery attachable to and detachable from, includes a positioning unit configured to determine position information based on signals received from satellites, a retaining unit configured to retain the position information determined by the positioning unit, and a control unit, wherein the control unit determines whether latest position information is valid based on an acquisition time of the latest position information from among pieces of the position information retained by the retaining unit and a current time, and uses position information determined as valid as current position information, and wherein the control unit determines whether the latest position information is valid in response to the battery being attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Iida
  • Patent number: 9704504
    Abstract: The voice analysis device includes: a voice information acquiring unit that acquires a voice signal generated by plural voice acquiring units disposed at different distances from a speaking section of a speaker and acquiring voice of the speaker; and an identification unit that identifies the speaker corresponding to the voice having been acquired, on the basis of intensities of respective peaks in a frequency spectrum of a first enhanced waveform and a frequency spectrum of a second enhanced waveform. The first enhanced waveform is a waveform where a voice signal of a predetermined target speaker has been enhanced, and the second enhanced waveform is a waveform where a voice signal of a speaker other than the target speaker has been enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya Inagi, Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Akira Fujii, Kiyoshi Iida
  • Publication number: 20160260439
    Abstract: The voice analysis device includes: a voice information acquiring unit that acquires a voice signal generated by plural voice acquiring units disposed at different distances from a speaking section of a speaker and acquiring voice of the speaker; and an identification unit that identifies the speaker corresponding to the voice having been acquired, on the basis of intensities of respective peaks in a frequency spectrum of a first enhanced waveform and a frequency spectrum of a second enhanced waveform. The first enhanced waveform is a waveform where a voice signal of a predetermined target speaker has been enhanced, and the second enhanced waveform is a waveform where a voice signal of a speaker other than the target speaker has been enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya INAGI, Haruo HARADA, Hirohito YONEYAMA, Kei SHIMOTANI, Akira FUJII, Kiyoshi IIDA
  • Patent number: 9368118
    Abstract: A voice analyzer includes a voice information acquiring unit that acquires information about voices acquired by a first voice acquiring unit which acquires the voice and is worn by a first wearer and a second voice acquiring unit which acquires the voice and is worn by a second wearer from each of the wearers, and a distance calculation unit that calculates a distance between the first wearer and the second wearer on the basis of (a) speaker identification information, which is information for determining whether the voice acquired by the first voice acquiring unit and the voice which is the same as that acquired by the first voice acquiring unit and is acquired by the second voice acquiring unit are spoken by the wearers or other persons, and (b) a phase difference between sound waves with plural frequencies included in the voices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruo Harada, Yohei Nishino, Kiyoshi Iida, Kei Shimotani, Hirohito Yoneyama, Akira Fujii
  • Publication number: 20150332674
    Abstract: A voice analyzer includes a first voice acquisition unit provided in a place where a distance of a sound wave propagation path from a mouth of a user is a first distance, plural second voice acquisition units provided in places where distances of sound wave propagation paths from the mouth of the user are smaller than the first distance, and an identification unit that identifies whether the voices acquired by the first and second voice acquisition units are voices of the user or voices of others excluding the user on the basis of a result of comparison between first sound pressure of a voice signal of the voice acquired by the first voice acquisition unit and second sound pressure calculated from sound pressure of a voice signal of the voice acquired by each of the plural second voice acquisition units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Yohei NISHINO, Haruo HARADA, Kei SHIMOTANI, Hirohito YONEYAMA, Kiyoshi IIDA, Akira FUJII
  • Patent number: 9177556
    Abstract: A sound analysis apparatus includes a sound information obtaining section chat obtains information relating to a sound acquired by a sound acquiring section that acquires the sound and distinguishes a spoken voice of a wearer from a spoken voice of another person, a phase difference deriving section that derives a relationship between a frequency and a phase difference with respect to the sound acquired by the plural sound acquiring sections, a dispersion deriving section that derives a dispersion that is the level of irregularity of the derived phase difference, and a distance deriving section that derives a distance between the wearer and the other person using a first dispersion derived in a case where the sound is distinguished as the spoken voice of the other person and a second dispersion derived in a case where the sound is distinguished as the spoken voice of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Nishino, Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Akira Fujii, Kiyoshi Iida
  • Patent number: 9153244
    Abstract: A voice analyzer includes an apparatus body, a strap that is connected to the apparatus body and is used to hang the apparatus body from a neck of a user, a first voice acquisition unit provided in the strap or the apparatus body, a second voice acquisition unit provided at a position where a distance of a sound wave propagation path from a mouth of the user is smaller than a distance of a sound wave propagation path from the mouth of the user to the first voice acquisition unit, and an identification unit that identifies a sound, in which first sound pressure acquired by the first voice acquisition unit is larger by a predetermined value or more than second sound pressure acquired by the second voice acquisition unit, on the basis of a result of comparison between the first sound pressure and the second sound pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Shimotani, Yohei Nishino, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kiyoshi Iida, Akira Fujii, Haruo Harada
  • Patent number: 9140774
    Abstract: A voice analyzer includes a plate-shaped body, a plurality of first voice acquisition units that are placed on both surfaces of the plate-shaped body and that acquire a voice of a speaker, a sound pressure comparison unit that compares sound pressure of a voice acquired by the first voice acquisition unit placed on one surface of the plate-shaped body with sound pressure of a voice acquired by the first voice acquisition unit placed on the other surface and determines a larger sound pressure, and a voice signal selection unit that selects information regarding a voice signal which is associated with the larger sound pressure and is determined by the sound pressure comparison unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Iida, Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Akira Fujii, Yohei Nishino
  • Patent number: 9129611
    Abstract: A voice analyzer includes a first voice acquisition unit provided in a place where a distance of a sound wave propagation path from a mouth of a user is a first distance, plural second voice acquisition units provided in places where distances of sound wave propagation paths from the mouth of the user are smaller than the first distance, and an identification unit that identifies whether the voices acquired by the first and second voice acquisition units are voices of the user or voices of others excluding the user on the basis of a result of comparison between first sound pressure of a voice signal of the voice acquired by the first voice acquisition unit and second sound pressure calculated from sound pressure of a voice signal of the voice acquired by each of the plural second voice acquisition units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Nishino, Haruo Harada, Kei Shimotani, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kiyoshi Iida, Akira Fujii
  • Patent number: 9081172
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive display medium includes a pair of transparent substrates, sealing members and a display layer. The pair of transparent substrates are opposed to each other with a distance therebetween. The sealing members seal peripheral fringes of the pair of transparent substrates. The display layer in which a composition obtained by infiltrating a fluidic material in a porous member is filled in a closed space enclosed with the pair of transparent substrates and the sealing members. When partial pressure is applied from the outside to one face of the transparent substrates, the fluidic material in the display layer at a position to which the pressure is applied is expelled from the porous member. After the pressure is released, the fluidic material having been expelled returns and flows into the porous member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Iida, Takayuki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9014395
    Abstract: An audio analysis apparatus includes the following components. A main body includes a discrimination unit and a transmission unit. A strap is used for hanging the main body from a user's neck. A first audio acquisition device is provided to the strap or the main body. A second audio acquisition device is provided to the strap at a position where a distance between the second audio acquisition device and the user's mouth is smaller than the distance between the first audio acquisition device and the user's in a state where the strap is worn around the user's neck. The discrimination unit discriminates whether an acquired sound is an uttered voice of the user or of another person by comparing audio signals of the sound acquired by the first and second audio acquisition devices. The transmission unit transmits information including the discrimination result to an external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Yohei Nishino, Kiyoshi Iida, Takao Naito
  • Patent number: 8983843
    Abstract: A motion analyzer may include a motion detection unit, a speaking detection unit, and a determination unit. The motion detection unit may detect motion of a part of a body of a subject. The speaking detection unit may detect speaking of the subject. The determination unit may determine that the subject has performed predetermined motion when motion of a part of the body is detected by the motion detection unit and speaking of the subject is detected by the speaking detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Kiyoshi Iida, Yohei Nishino, Akira Fujii, Haruo Harada
  • Patent number: 8892424
    Abstract: An audio analysis system includes a terminal apparatus and a host system. The terminal apparatus acquires an audio signal of a sound containing utterances of a user and another person, discriminates between portions of the audio signal corresponding to the utterances of the user and the other person, detects an utterance feature based on the portion corresponding to the utterance of the user or the other person, and transmits utterance information including the discrimination and detection results to the host system. The host system detects a part corresponding to a conversation from the received utterance information, detects portions of the part of the utterance information corresponding to the user and the other person, compares a combination of plural utterance features corresponding to the portions of the part of the utterance information of the user and the other person with relation information to estimate an emotion, and outputs estimation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Yohei Nishino, Kiyoshi Iida, Takao Naito
  • Patent number: 8855331
    Abstract: An audio analysis apparatus includes the following components. A strap has an end portion connected to a main body and is used to hang the main body from a user's neck. A first audio acquisition device is at the end portion or in the main body. Second and third audio acquisition devices are at positions separate from the end portion by substantially the same predetermined distances, on the respective sides of the strap extending from the user's neck. An analysis unit discriminates whether an acquired sound is an uttered voice of the user or another person by comparing audio signals of acquired by the first and second or third audio acquisition devices and detects an orientation of the user's face by comparing the audio signals acquired by the second and third audio acquisition devices. A transmission unit transmits the analysis result to an external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Iida, Haruo Harada, Hirohito Yoneyama, Kei Shimotani, Yohei Nishino
  • Patent number: 8773398
    Abstract: A data input system including electronic paper and a stylus writing device is disclosed. The electronic paper includes a transparent display substrate on which a number of optically readable code patterns have been formed, the optically readable code patterns representing positional information on a display surface, a rear surface substrate opposing the display substrate, and coloring particles that are enclosed between the display substrate and the rear surface substrate and that are movable by applying an electric or a magnetic field. The electronic paper displays an image due to motion of the particle. The stylus writing device includes a writing head provided at the end of the stylus for writing the image by applying an electric or a magnetic field to the electronic paper by contact and includes an optical reading device for optically reading the code patterns formed on the display surface where the end of the stylus contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Funo, Masao Watanabe, Takayuki Takeuchi, Yoshinori Machida, Kiyoshi Iida, Ryota Mizutani, Yasuaki Konishi