Patents by Inventor Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi

Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi 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: 20200167600
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a positioning information obtainer, a level-of-importance obtainer, a degree-of-agreement obtainer, and a calculator. The positioning information obtainer obtains information on positions of statements in an argument. The level-of-importance obtainer obtains levels of importance of the statements for a claim in the argument in accordance with the positions of the statements. The degree-of-agreement obtainer obtains a degree of agreement indicating a degree to which participants in the argument agree on each of the statements. The calculator calculates a degree of claim agreement of the claim and a degree of claim certainty of the claim from the levels of importance and the degrees of agreement on the statements. The degree of claim agreement indicates a degree to which the participants in the argument agree on the claim. The degree of claim certainty indicates a degree of certainty of the claim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadao MICHIMURA, Yoshihiro HASHIMOTO, Takeshi FURUYA, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI
  • Patent number: 10455104
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a print data acquisition unit that acquires print data; a layout information acquisition unit that acquires layout information concerning plural image forming parts that are aligned from an upstream side toward a downstream side in a moving direction of a transfer target that moves and form images of respective different colors on the transfer target; and an image information generation unit that generates pieces of image information for the respective colors used by the plural image forming parts from the print data during a generation period and generates image information used by an image forming part located on an upstream side in the moving direction more in a former half of the generation period than in a latter half of the generation period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Okano, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Hiroshi Niina, Hiroshi Hayashi, Junichi Shimizu, Tetsuya Wakiyama
  • Patent number: 10419637
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition section that acquires pieces of image data acquired by performing image reading in a sub scan direction in a unit of a line extending in a main scan direction, an orientation changing section that changes an orientation of each of data images represented by the respective pieces of image data acquired by the image acquisition section, and an image processing section that performs image processing serially on the pieces of image data acquired by the image acquisition section. The image processing section performs the image processing every predetermined number of pieces of image data serving as a predetermined processing unit. The image processing section changes the predetermined processing unit for the image processing to a processing unit different from the predetermined processing unit in a case where the orientation is changed by the orientation changing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Wakiyama, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Junichi Shimizu, Hiroshi Niina, Masashi Okano, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10419638
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first memory, a transfer unit, a second memory, and a processor. The first memory retains image data. The transfer unit reads from the first memory and transfers the image data for each area having a predetermined size. The second memory retains the image data of each area transferred by the transfer unit and allows random reading on a per address basis. The processor reads the image data from the second memory and performs a process for rotating an image for the read image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Hiroshi Hayashi, Masashi Okano, Junichi Shimizu, Hiroshi Niina, Tetsuya Wakiyama
  • Patent number: 10180813
    Abstract: A processing device includes a reception unit, a processing unit, and an output unit. The reception unit receives a process designated by a user. The processing unit performs the process received by the reception unit. The output unit outputs the process to an external apparatus capable of executing the process received by the reception unit. When the reception unit receives multiple processes, a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device has to be obtained is performed in the processing device, and at least a part of a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device does not have to be obtained is output to the external apparatus by the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Niina, Tetsuya Wakiyama, Masashi Okano, Junichi Shimizu, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20180278799
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first memory, a transfer unit, a second memory, and a processor. The first memory retains image data. The transfer unit reads from the first memory and transfers the image data for each area having a predetermined size. The second memory retains the image data of each area transferred by the transfer unit and allows random reading on a per address basis. The processor reads the image data from the second memory and performs a process for rotating an image for the read image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Hiroshi HAYASHI, Masashi OKANO, Junichi SHIMIZU, Hiroshi NIINA, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180278798
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition section that acquires pieces of image data acquired by performing image reading in a sub scan direction in a unit of a line extending in a main scan direction, an orientation changing section that changes an orientation of each of data images represented by the respective pieces of image data acquired by the image acquisition section, and an image processing section that performs image processing serially on the pieces of image data acquired by the image acquisition section. The image processing section performs the image processing every predetermined number of pieces of image data serving as a predetermined processing unit. The image processing section changes the predetermined processing unit for the image processing to a processing unit different from the predetermined processing unit in a case where the orientation is changed by the orientation changing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya WAKIYAMA, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Hiroshi NIINA, Masashi OKANO, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180227440
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a print data acquisition unit that acquires print data; a layout information acquisition unit that acquires layout information concerning plural image forming parts that are aligned from an upstream side toward a downstream side in a moving direction of a transfer target that moves and form images of respective different colors on the transfer target; and an image information generation unit that generates pieces of image information for the respective colors used by the plural image forming parts from the print data during a generation period and generates image information used by an image forming part located on an upstream side in the moving direction more in a former half of the generation period than in a latter half of the generation period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi OKANO, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Hiroshi NIINA, Hiroshi HAYASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180107906
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first information processing unit that performs information processing for image formation on obtained image data by an image processing specific program; and a second information processing unit that performs information processing for image formation on the image data by a general-purpose processing program also performing processing other than image processing when a value related to the information processing by the first information processing unit satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi SHIMIZU, Hiroshi HAYASHI, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Hiroshi NIINA, Masashi OKANO, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180063371
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an acquisition unit and an image processing unit. The acquisition unit acquires execution information regarding necessary processing units of plural processing units for performing an image process and an order in which the processing units are executed from an external apparatus. The image processing unit performs the image process by executing the necessary processing units in the order indicated by the acquired execution information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA, Masashi OKANO, Hiroshi NIINA, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180059998
    Abstract: A processing device includes a reception unit, a processing unit, and an output unit. The reception unit receives a process designated by a user. The processing unit performs the process received by the reception unit. The output unit outputs the process to an external apparatus capable of executing the process received by the reception unit. When the reception unit receives multiple processes, a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device has to be obtained is performed in the processing device, and at least a part of a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device does not have to be obtained is output to the external apparatus by the output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi NIINA, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA, Masashi OKANO, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 8867050
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an extracting unit that extracts each tablespace image from each page of image data containing plural pages read by a document reading device, a generating unit that generates each table structure data of the tables from each tablespace image extracted by the extracting unit, a discrimination unit that discriminates a connection possibility between the tables based on table structure data of the tables of each page generated by the generating unit, a determination unit that determines a connection sequence for restoring an original table by connecting each of the tables based on the connection possibility between the tables discriminated by the discrimination unit, and a restoring unit that restores data on a single table before division by connecting each of the tables based on the connection sequence determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Shimizu, Toshiyuki Yamada, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Hiroshi Niina, Tetsuya Wakiyama
  • Patent number: 8786870
    Abstract: An image-forming apparatus forms a test image on a sheet being transported. The test image includes a defect detection image for image defect detection and a plurality of marks for detecting the angle of inclination of the test image on the sheet in a two-dimensional plane extending in a transport direction of the sheet and a width direction of the sheet crossing the transport direction. The plurality of marks are formed at positions remote from each other in a central region of the sheet in the width direction. The image-forming apparatus then reads the test image, detects the plurality of marks, calculates the angle of inclination of the test image based on the plurality of marks, corrects the test image for inclination based on the calculated angle of inclination, and detects an image defect based on corrected-image data representing the corrected test image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Takebe, Akira Ishii, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi
  • Publication number: 20140022575
    Abstract: An image-forming apparatus forms a test image on a sheet being transported. The test image includes a defect detection image for image defect detection and a plurality of marks for detecting the angle of inclination of the test image on the sheet in a two-dimensional plane extending in a transport direction of the sheet and a width direction of the sheet crossing the transport direction. The plurality of marks are formed at positions remote from each other in a central region of the sheet in the width direction. The image-forming apparatus then reads the test image, detects the plurality of marks, calculates the angle of inclination of the test image based on the plurality of marks, corrects the test image for inclination based on the calculated angle of inclination, and detects an image defect based on corrected-image data representing the corrected test image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi TAKEBE, Akira ISHII, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI
  • Patent number: 8634094
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a structure information acquisition portion that acquires, from a list which is included in each of plural pieces of image data sorted in a predetermined order and is formed of rows and columns, structure information which includes row information including at least the number of the rows of the list and heights of the rows thereof and column information including at least the number of the columns thereof and the widths of the columns thereof; a list connection determination portion that determines, based on the acquired structure information, a set of connected lists among the lists respectively included in the plural pieces of the image data, and a connection direction of the connected lists; and a list connection portion that connects the set of the determined lists in the determined connection direction in an order of the plural pieces of the image data listed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Yamada, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Junichi Shimizu, Hiroshi Niina, Tetsuya Wakiyama
  • Patent number: 8587817
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a header acquiring part, a table connection determining part, and a table connecting part. The header acquiring part acquires a header from a table, having rows and columns, included in each of plural pieces of image data arranged in a predetermined order. The table connection determining part determines whether the headers acquired from the tables match one another and determines, as a set of tables to be connected, adjacent tables having the matching headers. The table connecting part deletes the header from each of one or more second tables and connects a first table and the one or more second tables to each other in accordance with the predetermined order. The first table is included in a first piece of pieces of image data of the determined set of tables in the predetermined order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Wakiyama, Toshiyuki Yamada, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Junichi Shimizu, Hiroshi Niina
  • Patent number: 8494266
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a separating unit, a setting unit, and a determining unit. The separating unit separates an image into types of partial images other than a specific type, which is likely to be erroneously separated. The setting unit makes setting designating whether or not predetermined two types of partial images of the separated partial images are to be easily determined to be partial images of the specific type. The determining unit determines whether or not at least one of the predetermined two types of the partial images is the partial image of the specific type or not based upon the setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Yamada, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Junichi Shimizu, Minoru Sodeura, Masato Saito, Hiroshi Niina, Zhenrui Zhang
  • Patent number: 8363940
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes: a separation section that separates image components having different attributes contained in electronic document data expressing an original image; a selection section that selects which mode from plural modes including a reusability emphasis mode for performing predetermined re-laying out of the image components with emphasis on reusability; and a generation section that re-lays the image components separated by the separation section according to the mode selected by the selection section, and generates software data corresponding to software for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Niina, Toshiyuki Yamada, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Junichi Shimizu, Minoru Sodeura, Masato Saito, Zhenrui Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130016381
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an extracting unit that extracts each tablespace image from each page of image data containing plural pages read by a document reading device, a generating unit that generates each table structure data of the tables from each tablespace image extracted by the extracting unit, a discrimination unit that discriminates a connection possibility between the tables based on table structure data of the tables of each page generated by the generating unit, a determination unit that determines a connection sequence for restoring an original table by connecting each of the tables based on the connection possibility between the tables discriminated by the discrimination unit, and a restoring unit that restores data on a single table before division by connecting each of the tables based on the connection sequence determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi SHIMIZU, Toshiyuki YAMADA, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Hiroshi NIINA, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20120250078
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a structure information acquisition portion that acquires, from a list which is included in each of plural pieces of image data sorted in a predetermined order and is formed of rows and columns, structure information which includes row information including at least the number of the rows of the list and heights of the rows thereof and column information including at least the number of the columns thereof and the widths of the columns thereof; a list connection determination portion that determines, based on the acquired structure information, a set of connected lists among the lists respectively included in the plural pieces of the image data, and a connection direction of the connected lists; and a list connection portion that connects the set of the determined lists in the determined connection direction in an order of the plural pieces of the image data listed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki YAMADA, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Hiroshi NIINA, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA