Patents by Inventor Kiyoshi Kasatani

Kiyoshi Kasatani 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: 10715666
    Abstract: While using a communication system in which groups of destinations on a network are managed, and any one of the groups can be specified as a destination, if a group needs to be changed, added, or deleted, updating the system on the network is required, which increases load of maintenance. To address such a problem, an operation input receiving unit of a terminal receives selection of a group including destination information that represents destination candidates of communication. A destination management unit of the terminal determines a destination among the destination candidates represented by the destination information included in the selected group. A sending and receiving unit of the terminal makes a request for starting communication with the determined destination, to a management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Fujii, Takeshi Fujita, Yoshinaga Kato, Kiyoshi Kasatani
  • Patent number: 10705724
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided in in a hierarchical structure of at least three hierarchies, and communicates with another information processing apparatus that is present in the immediately above hierarchy in the hierarchical structure to determine whether a version of the software installed on the information processing apparatus matches a version of the software installed on the immediately above information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus also acquires setup information from the immediately above information processing apparatus upon determining that the software version installed on the information processing apparatus matches that of the software installed in the immediately above information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichiro Kanematsu, Kiyoshi Kasatani, Yoshinaga Kato, Takeshi Koyama
  • Patent number: 10645234
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an event acquisition unit that acquires a pen event based on an operation on a screen; a drawing-click determining unit that determines whether the pen event is an event concerning a stroke of a dot image or concerning a click operation; and a countdown timer that starts clocking when the drawing-click determining unit receives a determination-target pen event to determine, wherein the drawing-click determining unit determines that the determination-target pen event is an event concerning a stroke of a dot image when the clocking has ended and the event acquisition unit has acquired a pen event concerning another stroke, or when an elapsed time from an end of a pen event concerning another stroke acquired prior to the determination-target pen event is within a certain period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Kemmochi, Kiyoshi Kasatani
  • Patent number: 10572779
    Abstract: An electronic information board apparatus includes: a guide generating unit configured to display a handwriting region on a screen; a coordinate detecting unit configured to detect coordinates of an indication body moving in the handwriting region on the screen; an image drawing unit configured to generate a stroke image based on the coordinates and display the generated stroke image in the handwriting region on a first layer of the screen; a character recognizing unit configured to execute character recognition based on a hand-written image that is hand-written inside the handwriting region and outputs text data; and a display superimposing unit configured to display the text data acquired from the character recognizing unit at a position that is approximately the same as that of the hand-written image that is hand-written inside the handwriting region on the screen, and on a second layer of the screen different from the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Kemmochi, Kiyoshi Kasatani
  • Publication number: 20200045176
    Abstract: While using a communication system in which groups of destinations on a network are managed, and any one of the groups can be specified as a destination, if a group needs to be changed, added, or deleted, updating the system on the network is required, which increases load of maintenance. To address such a problem, an operation input receiving unit of a terminal receives selection of a group including destination information that represents destination candidates of communication. A destination management unit of the terminal determines a destination among the destination candidates represented by the destination information included in the selected group. A sending and receiving unit of the terminal makes a request for starting communication with the determined destination, to a management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Atsuhiro FUJII, Takeshi FUJITA, Yoshinaga KATO, Kiyoshi KASATANI
  • Patent number: 10419618
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus connected via a communication network, the information processing apparatus including a setter configured to set a communication path by adding a communication port between the information processing apparatus and another information processing apparatus to transmit first content data of a first content; and a transmitter configured to transmit, to the other information processing apparatus, second content data of a second content created with respect to the first content according to a communication system using an electronic blackboard that is a second information processing system, from the communication port added to set the communication path between the information processing apparatus and the other information processing apparatus to transmit the first content data of the first content according to an electronic conference system that is a first information processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinaga Kato, Kiyoshi Kasatani, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Patent number: 10397638
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is for displaying a first image on a display apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a display request detection unit configured to detect a display request to the display apparatus for displaying a second image that is different from the first image; an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image signal of the second image from an outside; a superimposition display unit configured to superimpose and display the second image, formed by using the image signal, on the first image in a case in which the display request detection unit detects the display request; and a display mode changing unit configured to change, in a case in which the second image is superimposed and displayed on the first image, at least a display mode of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichiro Kanematsu, Yuichi Kawasaki, Kiyoshi Kasatani
  • Patent number: 10250665
    Abstract: A distribution control system is connected to one or more communication terminals that output image and/or sound data indicating at least one of an image and sound and transmits the image and/or sound data to the communication terminals. The distribution control system includes a browser management unit configured to start up a browser appropriate for the communication terminals; a browser configured to generate the image and/or sound data by rendering content data; and a transmitter configured to transmit the image and/or sound data to the communication terminals. The browser management unit is configured to start up the browser for open use when outputting the image and/or sound data permitted to be open to the other communication terminals. The browser management unit is configured to start up the browser for personal use when outputting the image and/or sound data not permitted to be open to the other communication terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Kasatani
  • Publication number: 20180300543
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus having a display apparatus to display information includes a specified position detector configured to detect a specified position on a display surface displaying information, a visual information generator configured to generate visual information based on the specified position detected by the specified position detector, a symbol recognizer configured to recognize a symbol formed of one or more visual information items generated by the visual information generator and determine recognition process candidates of the symbol, and a saving unit configured to save the symbol and the recognition process candidates as a file in a storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi KAWASAKI, Kiyoshi KASATANI
  • Publication number: 20180292951
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a first image acquiring unit configured to acquire a first image stored in a storage unit; a second image acquiring unit configured to acquire a second image from a visual image input from an external device; an image determining unit configured to determine that the second image is to be displayed without displaying the first image when the visual image does not satisfy a predetermined condition, configured to determine that the first image and the second image are to be displayed when the visual image satisfies the predetermined condition, and configured to determine that the first image is to be displayed when the visual image is not input; an image superimposing unit configured to superimpose the first image with the second image; and a display unit configured to display the first image and the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinaga KATO, Kiyoshi KASATANI
  • Publication number: 20180232138
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus having an upper information processing apparatus present at an upper position in a hierarchical structure of at least three hierarchies, providing a function by software, and behaving based on setup information related to an operation includes a communication information memory unit storing communication information, a first determining unit communicating with the immediately above information processing apparatus and determine whether a version of the software installed on the information processing apparatus matches a version of the software installed on the immediately above information processing apparatus, and a setup information acquiring unit communicating with the immediately above information processing apparatus and acquire the setup information from the immediately above information processing apparatus when the first determining unit determines that the version of the software installed on the information processing apparatus matches the version of the software
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichiro KANEMATSU, Kiyoshi KASATANI, Yoshinaga KATO, Takeshi KOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180234295
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus capable of synchronizing setting information with another information processing apparatus. [Means of Achieving the Object] A communication system (1) including information processing apparatuses forming a hierarchic structure having a depth of three or more levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi KOYAMA, Kiyoshi KASATANI, Yoshiko AONO
  • Publication number: 20180131991
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is for displaying a first image on a display apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a display request detection unit configured to detect a display request to the display apparatus for displaying a second image that is different from the first image; an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image signal of the second image from an outside; a superimposition display unit configured to superimpose and display the second image, formed by using the image signal, on the first image in a case in which the display request detection unit detects the display request; and a display mode changing unit configured to change, in a case in which the second image is superimposed and displayed on the first image, at least a display mode of the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Shoichiro KANEMATSU, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Kiyoshi KASATANI
  • Publication number: 20180082663
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for displaying objects on a display device includes: a designating unit configured to enclose one or more objects in a frame to designate the one or more objects; an operation accepting unit configured to display an operation item for selecting an operation directed to the designated one or more objects and accept the selected operation; a coordinate changing unit configured to change coordinates of constituting points of the one or more objects, in a case where the operation is a scaling operation; and an object displaying unit configured to display the one or more objects whose coordinates of the constituting points have been changed. The operation item displayed by the operation accepting unit differs, corresponding to which one of an inside or an outside the frame is indicated. A base point for scaling coordinates of the constituting points is a corner of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Eiji KEMMOCHI, Kiyoshi KASATANI
  • Publication number: 20180069962
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus connected via a communication network, the information processing apparatus including a setter configured to set a communication path by adding a communication port between the information processing apparatus and another information processing apparatus to transmit first content data of a first content; and a transmitter configured to transmit, to the other information processing apparatus, second content data of a second content created with respect to the first content according to a communication system using an electronic blackboard that is a second information processing system, from the communication port added to set the communication path between the information processing apparatus and the other information processing apparatus to transmit the first content data of the first content according to an electronic conference system that is a first information processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshinaga KATO, Kiyoshi KASATANI, Keisuke TSUKADA
  • Patent number: 9894391
    Abstract: A distribution management apparatus includes a generator configured to generate still-picture data from content data, a converter configured to convert the still-picture data into video data, and a distributer configured to distribute the video data to each of a first communication terminal and a second communication terminal, which are capable of playing back and displaying the video data. When first operation data indicating an operation of zooming into a partial region of the video data being played back and displayed on the first communication terminal is transmitted, the converter generates video data representing a partial region, which depends on display/playback capabilities of the second communication terminal, of the video data being played back and displayed on the first communication terminal, and the distributer distributes the video data representing the partial region generated by the converter to the second communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki Ninomiya, Kiyoshi Kasatani, Yasuhiro Kuba, Masahiro Kuwata, Haruo Shida, Kenji Namie, Atsushi Okada, Katsuyuki Omura
  • Patent number: 9866611
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a detecting unit that detects terminal position information including information concerning a position of another display apparatus with respect to the display apparatus; and a display unit that displays a part of a given image based on the terminal position information detected by the detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Omura, Kiyoshi Kasatani
  • Publication number: 20170310830
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an event acquisition unit that acquires a pen event based on an operation on a screen; a drawing-click determining unit that determines whether the pen event is an event concerning a stroke of a dot image or concerning a click operation; and a countdown timer that starts clocking when the drawing-click determining unit receives a determination-target pen event to determine, wherein the drawing-click determining unit determines that the determination-target pen event is an event concerning a stroke of a dot image when the clocking has ended and the event acquisition unit has acquired a pen event concerning another stroke, or when an elapsed time from an end of a pen event concerning another stroke acquired prior to the determination-target pen event is within a certain period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Eiji KEMMOCHI, Kiyoshi KASATANI
  • Publication number: 20170293826
    Abstract: An electronic information board apparatus includes: a guide generating unit configured to display a handwriting region on a screen; a coordinate detecting unit configured to detect coordinates of an indication body moving in the handwriting region on the screen; an image drawing unit configured to generate a stroke image based on the coordinates and display the generated stroke image in the handwriting region on a first layer of the screen; a character recognizing unit configured to execute character recognition based on a hand-written image that is hand-written inside the handwriting region and outputs text data; and a display superimposing unit configured to display the text data acquired from the character recognizing unit at a position that is approximately the same as that of the hand-written image that is hand-written inside the handwriting region on the screen, and on a second layer of the screen different from the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Eiji KEMMOCHI, Kiyoshi KASATANI
  • Patent number: 9781193
    Abstract: A distribution control system includes a managing unit configured to manage sites where communication terminals are positioned; a generating unit configured to generate distribution data; a converting unit configured to convert the distribution data into transmission data; and a transmitting unit configured to transmit the distribution data to one or more communication terminals that are managed to be positioned at a same site by the managing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Kasatani