Patents by Inventor Kouichi Nobushima

Kouichi Nobushima 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: 9994059
    Abstract: When data about plural book sheets, each belonging to one of plural chapters, are edited to bind the plural book sheets by a casing-in operation in such a manner that chapter range images, which indicate the respective ranges of the plural chapters, are displayed on an edge so that the chapter range images that are adjacent to each other are arranged at different positions from each other in the top-bottom direction, a marker image emphasizing the chapter range image is adjacent to the chapter range image indicating the range of a chapter having book sheets the number of which is less than or equal to a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventors: Asuka Araki, Ayako Kawano, Mayumi Okawa, Kouichi Nobushima, Hideo Nakao
  • Patent number: 9354829
    Abstract: The printing device 3 includes a print control unit 37 which, if an authentication print job data is received at a timing when transition from a ready mode to a sleep mode is about to occur, causes the printing device 3 to transit to the sleep mode and, and if a normal print job data is received at the timing, causes a printing engine unit 35 to print the normal print job data before transiting to the sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kurose, Yuuki Aida, Kouichi Nobushima, Daisuke Orikasa
  • Patent number: 9126419
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a print image data generator and a density adjuster. The print image date generator generates print image data for each of colors to be used to print a document image from image data of the document image including a barcode image and a background image overlapped on the barcode image as a background. The density adjuster performs at least one of processing to reduce the density of the barcode image in at least any one of pieces of the print image data of colors including the barcode image and processing to reduce the density of the background image within a neighboring region that neighbors a bar of the barcode image in at least any one of pieces of the print image data of colors including the background image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Hakamada, Tsutomu Kurose, Takahiko Nakamura, Kouichi Nobushima, Yoshiyuki Okada, Mitsuaki Ishitoya
  • Patent number: 9114658
    Abstract: A bookbinding system includes a printing device which performs printing on text sheets and a cover sheet, a bookbinding device which binds a book by case binding a sheet stack of printed text sheets with a printed cover sheet, and an information processor which outputs bookbinding print data to the printing device. The bookbinding system includes a text sheet retainer which retains one or more types of text sheets, an environmental condition detector which detects environmental conditions in the printing device, a setting unit which sets types and numbers of text sheets, and a sheet stack thickness prediction unit which calculates a prediction value of thickness of a sheet stack including text sheets to be bound, based on the thickness and numbers of sheets of respective types set by the setting unit, according to current environmental conditions detected by the environmental condition detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahide Saitou, Kouichi Nobushima
  • Patent number: 8854682
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that prints a plurality of manuscript data onto sheets and folds the printed sheets into N (2?N) equally sized divisions is equipped with: a manuscript size obtaining section that obtains sizes of the manuscript data; a reference size obtaining section that obtains a first reference size, set based on a unit size equal to the size of the sheets divided into N divisions, and M reference sizes, set based on the unit size multiplied by M (2?M?N); and an arrangement setting section that arranges manuscript data of the reference size or less at single surfaces from among a plurality of printing surfaces of the sheets formed by the sheets being folded, and arranges manuscript data of an (M?1)th reference size or greater and an Mth reference size or less at M continuous surfaces from among the plurality of surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiko Nakamura, Ayako Kawano, Kouichi Nobushima, Toshio Akiyama, Masaki Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20140241834
    Abstract: A bookbinding system includes a printing device which performs printing on text sheets and a cover sheet, a bookbinding device which binds a book by case binding a sheet stack of printed text sheets with a printed cover sheet, and an information processor which outputs bookbinding print data to the printing device. The bookbinding system includes a text sheet retainer which retains one or more types of text sheets, an environmental condition detector which detects environmental conditions in the printing device, a setting unit which sets types and numbers of text sheets, and a sheet stack thickness prediction unit which calculates a prediction value of thickness of a sheet stack including text sheets to be bound, based on the thickness and numbers of sheets of respective types set by the setting unit, according to current environmental conditions detected by the environmental condition detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahide SAITOU, Kouichi NOBUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 8422065
    Abstract: An external storage unit managing system that specifies an external storage unit related to use from a plurality of the external storage units. The external storage unit managing system includes: an external storage unit retrieval unit that recognizes the external storage units connected to a print data output apparatus; and an external storage unit deciding unit that decides the desired external storage unit in a case where a plurality of the external storage units are retrieved by the external storage unit retrieval unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventor: Kouichi Nobushima
  • Publication number: 20120314260
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a print image data generator and a density adjuster. The print image date generator generates print image data for each of colors to be used to print a document image from image data of the document image including a barcode image and a background image overlapped on the barcode image as a background. The density adjuster performs at least one of processing to reduce the density of the barcode image in at least any one of pieces of the print image data of colors including the barcode image and processing to reduce the density of the background image within a neighboring region that neighbors a bar of the barcode image in at least any one of pieces of the print image data of colors including the background image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi HAKAMADA, Tsutomu KUROSE, Takahiko NAKAMURA, Kouichi NOBUSHIMA, Yoshiyuki OKADA, Mitsuaki ISHITOYA
  • Publication number: 20120194828
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that prints a plurality of manuscript data onto sheets and folds the printed sheets into N (2?N) equally sized divisions is equipped with: a manuscript size obtaining section that obtains sizes of the manuscript data; a reference size obtaining section that obtains a first reference size, set based on a unit size equal to the size of the sheets divided into N divisions, and M reference sizes, set based on the unit size multiplied by M (2?M?N); and an arrangement setting section that arranges manuscript data of the reference size or less at single surfaces from among a plurality of printing surfaces of the sheets formed by the sheets being folded, and arranges manuscript data of an (M?1)th reference size or greater and an Mth reference size or less at M continuous surfaces from among the plurality of surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiko NAKAMURA, Ayako KAWANO, Kouichi NOBUSHIMA, Toshio AKIYAMA, Masaki OZAWA
  • Publication number: 20120162692
    Abstract: An image forming machine transitions into a sleep mode at a preset time of day, and keeps the sleep mode for a prescribed interval. The image forming machine includes an I/O interface, a printer, a memory, and a controller. The interface inputs a print job. The printer executes a printing of the print job. The memory stores therein an entirety or part of the print job overlapping the interval of the sleep mode, as a hold job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki AIDA, Daisuke ORIKASA, Tsutomu KUROSE, Kouichi NOBUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20120099137
    Abstract: The printing device 3 includes a print control unit 37 which, if an authentication print job data is received at a timing when transition from a ready mode to a sleep mode is about to occur, causes the printing device 3 to transit to the sleep mode and, and if a normal print job data is received at the timing, causes a printing engine unit 35 to print the normal print job data before transiting to the sleep mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu KUROSE, Yuuki AIDA, Kouichi NOBUSHIMA, Daisuke ORIKASA
  • Publication number: 20110273740
    Abstract: A preview screen display control apparatus includes: a print data generating section that receives image data and generates print data which is capable of being discriminated by a printing apparatus, based on the image data; a print data transmitting section that communicates with the printing apparatus, receives the print data output from the print data generating section, and outputs the print data to the printing apparatus; and a preview screen display control section that displays a preview screen based on the print data generated by the print data generating section. The print data transmitting section is configured to output a control signal that causes the preview screen display control section to initiate operations, and the preview screen display control section is configured to initiate operations based on the control signal output by the print data transmitting section to display the preview screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hong YANG, Kouichi NOBUSHIMA, Asuka ARAKI
  • Patent number: 7667869
    Abstract: An image processing device (140), which converts multivalued pixel values of an RGB color space corresponding to original colors of a multicolor original image into multivalued pixel values of a CMY color space corresponding to color inks used for printing in order to overprint a multicolor original with a plurality of color inks, includes: a color space coordinate conversion unit (141) configured to convert the multivalued pixel values of the RGB color space into the multivalued pixel values of the CMY color space corresponding to the color inks used for printing with reference to a color conversion LUT (131) for storing relationship between the multivalued pixel values of the RGB color space and the multivalued pixel values of the CMY color space; and a correction unit (142) configured to correct the multivalued pixel values of the CMY color space converted with reference to the color conversion LUT in response to the color inks used for printing and an overprint sequence thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventors: Noriaki Nagao, Kouichi Nobushima
  • Publication number: 20090033997
    Abstract: An external storage unit managing system that specifies an external storage unit related to use from a plurality of the external storage units. The external storage unit managing system includes: an external storage unit retrieval unit that recognizes the external storage units connected to a print data output apparatus; and an external storage unit deciding unit that decides the desired external storage unit in a case where a plurality of the external storage units are retrieved by the external storage unit retrieval unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Nobushima
  • Publication number: 20070188779
    Abstract: An image processing device (140), which converts multivalued pixel values of an RGB color space corresponding to original colors of a multicolor original image into multivalued pixel values of a CMY color space corresponding to color inks used for printing in order to overprint a multicolor original with a plurality of color inks, includes: a color space coordinate conversion unit (141) configured to convert the multivalued pixel values of the RGB color space into the multivalued pixel values of the CMY color space corresponding to the color inks used for printing with reference to a color conversion LUT (131) for storing relationship between the multivalued pixel values of the RGB color space and the multivalued pixel values of the CMY color space; and a correction unit (142) configured to correct the multivalued pixel values of the CMY color space converted with reference to the color conversion LUT in response to the color inks used for printing and an overprint sequence thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Noriaki Nagao, Kouichi Nobushima