Patents by Inventor Koichi Ohmae

Koichi Ohmae 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: 20200342503
    Abstract: In order to realize a technology with which it is possible to evaluate a service provider from which a service user can receive a service with ease, an evaluation device is characterized by being equipped with: an information analysis unit for calculating degree-of-ease information indicating a degree of ease of a service user from the service user's countenance; and a service provider evaluation unit for calculating an evaluation of a service provider from the degree-of-ease information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki KASAI, Koichi AIDA, Tomonari IMABAYASHI, Eizo KITAMURA, Hideto OHMAE, Atsushi SAKUMA, Minoru FUJINO
  • Publication number: 20200342239
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a people-gathering analysis device including: a position information acquisition unit (112) that acquires position information of a moving body (150); a moving-body outside information acquisition unit (111) that acquires information about the area outside the moving body (150); and a people-gathering information calculation unit (113) that calculates people-gathering information indicating the gathering of people by referring to the position information of the moving body (150) acquired by the position information acquisition unit (112), and the information about the area outside the moving body (150) acquired by the moving-body outside information acquisition unit (111).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki KASAI, Koichi AIDA, Tomonari IMABAYASHI, Eizo KITAMURA, Hideto OHMAE, Atsushi SAKUMA, Minoru FUJINO
  • Patent number: 10365172
    Abstract: A tactile sensor includes: a first sheet having at least either flexibility or elasticity; and a second sheet having at least either flexibility or elasticity and having a first surface facing the first sheet and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The second surface includes a plurality of protruding shapes. Each of the plurality of protruding shapes includes an enclosed space inside, the enclosed space being defined by the first surface of the second sheet and the first sheet. At least one first electrode pattern is disposed on the first sheet in the enclosed space of each of the plurality of protruding shapes. At least one second electrode pattern is disposed on the first surface in the enclosed space of each of the plurality of protruding shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Tomita, Koichi Hirano, Susumu Sawada, Hideki Ohmae
  • Patent number: 10359037
    Abstract: A rotor includes a rotary body configured to rotate about a rotational shaft; a plurality of bottom parts attached to the rotary body; a plurality of arm parts that have respective rollers configured to revolve around the rotational shaft and depress a tube, and are attached to the respective bottom parts; and an adjuster that adjusts the mutual positional relation between the bottom parts in the radial direction of the rotation of the rotary body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Koichi Yaeguchi, Hiroyuki Ohmae
  • Patent number: 7016071
    Abstract: A printer (30) prints image data received from a personal computer (20). The printer stores a recognition program, which is installed for the printer driver of the personal computer. The personal computer executes the received recognition program to carry out recognition. Upon detecting a specific image, the personal computer instructs the printer to discontinue the printing operation. An image processing system is thus provided which prohibits the printer from producing printout if the personal computer connected with the printer detects a prohibited image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Hiraishi, Koichi Ohmae, Takashi Kakiuchi, Keitaro Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 6729376
    Abstract: A sheet sorting apparatus which easily sorts sheets into groups, and makes these groups readily distinguishable on a single output tray. According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a sheet sorting apparatus located at the sheet outlet location of an image processing device, the sheet sorting apparatus including a marker attaching mechanism for attaching markers at a certain position on the output sheets. The marker attaching mechanism includes a tape feeding device in which the tape has an adhesive surface along one side edge, a cutter for making a marker by cutting the tape at a preset length, guides for positioning the marker in the proper location on the output sheet, a marker attaching roller, and a feeder for feeding the sheet and marker together. The feeder presses the marker against the sheet to attach it. The advantages of the invention include the markers for separating the groups being attached to the sheets, so they will not fall out if the sheets are removed from the output tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Kakinuma, Akihiro Kamei, Kazuhiko Hanaki, Koichi Ohmae, Norihito Ozeki, Tetsunobu Shibata
  • Patent number: 6193228
    Abstract: A sheet sorting apparatus installed on a sheet discharge side of an image processing apparatus and adapted to paste a tag on a predetermined sheet discharged from the image processing apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a flapper for switching a path, in which the sheet is transferred to either a first path in which the tag is pasted on the sheet or a second path in which the tag is not pasted on the sheet; draw-out rollers for drawing out a band tape coated at one side edge portion thereof with a pressure-sensitive adhesive; a cutting portion for preparing the tag by cutting the band tape at a predetermined portion thereof; a pasting portion for introducing the prepared tag to a predetermined position with respect to the sheet and pasting the tag on the sheet; at least one receiving tray for receiving the sheet., on which the tag is pasted; and a controller for controlling movements of the flaper, the draw-out rollers and the cutting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuro Shimao, Koichi Ohmae
  • Patent number: 5946416
    Abstract: It is an object of this invention to provide an image processing device which would be able to extract a specified pattern accurately even if there are fine lines in its periphery. The invention is configured as follows in order to achieve this object. The density data for R, G and B are transmitted to fine line processor. There a count is made of the number of pixels among the eight surrounding a center object pixel, which have density values within a fixed margin of the center object pixel. If there are three or fewer, the center object pixel is judged to be part of a line segment, and the determination flag 0 is output. If there are four or more, the center pixel is judged to be not part of a line segment, but a part of pattern. Once the object pixel is judged to be a part of a line segment, then a line removal device remove the object pixel from the image data in order to extract a specified pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Akagi, Koichi Ohmae, Shinya Sonoda, Masahito Yanagida