Patents by Inventor Kunitoshi Yamamoto

Kunitoshi Yamamoto 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: 10965837
    Abstract: An authentication device includes: an image capturing unit that captures an image of a person around an apparatus including the authentication device; an authentication unit that performs authentication by a facial image captured by the image capturing unit; and a selection unit, when the image capturing unit captures facial images of plural persons, that selects a facial image of a person who is determined to have a high possibility of using the apparatus from the facial images of the plural persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Nobutani, Masafumi Ono, Manabu Hayashi, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Toru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10908071
    Abstract: An environmental measurement system includes a moving apparatus and an output unit. The moving apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires information on environmental factors, and the moving apparatus is capable of autonomously moving in a predefined region. The output unit outputs an environmental factor distribution in the region, and the environmental factor distribution has been calculated on the basis of the information on environmental factors acquired by the moving apparatus and location information of the moving apparatus at the time the information on environmental factors was acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Tsubota, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Masatoshi Maruo, Yasuharu Sakurai, Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Naoya Ogata, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10732623
    Abstract: A remotely operated mobile robot includes a movement controller, a notification unit, and a switching unit. The movement controller is configured to be remotely operated by a terminal device connected to the remotely operated mobile robot through a communication line so as to control movement of the remotely operated mobile robot. The notification unit is configured to notify a terminal device, other than the terminal device connected to the remotely operated mobile robot, of a request for operation of the remotely operated mobile robot, if a predetermined condition is satisfied. If the terminal device notified of the request for operation of the remotely operated mobile robot makes an operation demand, the switching unit switches to a state of the movement controller to a state in which the movement controller is operable by the terminal device that makes the operation demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Tsubota, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Tsutomu Ishii, Hideto Nomiyama, Hideki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10705520
    Abstract: A self-moving apparatus that provides a service by moving to a destination and includes a detection unit and a reporting unit. A reception unit receives a user instruction for causing the self-moving apparatus to move to a predetermined destination if the self-moving apparatus is in a predetermined state relating to maintenance or printing or if the self-moving apparatus is changed to be in the predetermined state. A detection unit detects a state of the self-moving apparatus. A moving unit that moves to the predetermined destination if the self-moving apparatus is in the predetermined state or if the self-moving apparatus is changed to be in the predetermined state on the basis of a detection result obtained by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200159243
    Abstract: An autonomous moving apparatus includes: a detection unit that detects a distance to an object around the apparatus and a shape of the object; a moving unit that moves the apparatus so as to follow operation of a target person to be followed, which is detected by the detection unit; and a control unit that performs control for movement by the moving unit or stop in accordance with motion of each of two feet of the target person to be followed, which is detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiongfan JIN, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Teppei AOKI
  • Publication number: 20200142412
    Abstract: An autonomous moving apparatus includes a moving unit that moves the autonomous moving apparatus, a detector that detects distances from surrounding objects and shapes of the surrounding objects, and a controller that controls the moving unit. When a route of the autonomous moving apparatus is adjusted to a route of a follow target under control of the moving unit, the controller controls the moving unit so that the autonomous moving apparatus continues to move without changing the route of the autonomous moving apparatus if the follow target has changed the route but an obstacle having a possibility of causing a movement abnormality when the autonomous moving apparatus moves over the obstacle is present between the route of the follow target and the route of the autonomous moving apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime KAJIYAMA, Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Xiongfan Jin, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Teppei Aoki
  • Patent number: 10642281
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a request receiving robot and a service providing robot. The request receiving robot includes a floating unit configured to float in air, a recognition unit configured to recognize a service providing request by a user, and a transmitter configured to transmit the recognized service providing request. The service providing robot includes a receiver configured to receive the service providing request transmitted by the request receiving robot, a moving unit configured to move the service providing robot to the user who makes the service providing request as a destination according to the received service providing request, and a service providing unit configured to provide a service to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Maruo, Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Hajime Kajiyama, Akira Ichikawa, Naoya Ogata, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10642555
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a reception unit that receives an image forming instruction from a user, a retaining unit that retains the image forming instruction in association with the user, an acceptance unit that accepts an execution instruction from the user; an authentication unit that performs authentication of the user, and an image forming unit that executes the image forming instruction retained by the retaining unit in association with the authenticated user. The image forming unit executes the image forming instruction without accepting the execution instruction by the acceptance unit in a case where the authentication unit completes the authentication and cancellation of execution by the user is not present within a holding time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Nobutani, Masafumi Ono, Manabu Hayashi, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Toru Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200130183
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives a request for providing a service, a notifying unit that notifies a client that the request is received by performing an operation oriented toward the client who has made the request, a moving unit that moves toward a user designated as a receiver of the service in accordance with the request, and a providing unit that provides the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Masatoshi MARUO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10613806
    Abstract: A control device includes: a receiving unit that receives a request for processing; a determination unit that determines a processing apparatus to be moved from among a plurality of processing apparatuses based on a predetermined standard in a case where the receiving unit receives a request for processing; and a control unit that controls movement of the processing apparatus based on a result of determination performed by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Ogata, Hajime Kajiyama, Hideki Fujimoto, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Akira Ichikawa, Mariko Miyazaki, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200097889
    Abstract: A delivery system includes: a receiving unit that receives permission from a receiver who receives packages, the permission allowing delivery companies to inquire for information on the receiver; an obtaining unit that, when the permission is granted, from each of the delivery companies, obtains information on a corresponding one of the packages addressed to the receiver; and a generation unit that, when the information obtained by the obtaining unit satisfies a predetermined condition, generates information which allows the packages addressed to the receiver to be collectively delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Xiongfan JIN, Akira ICHIKAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200097722
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a determining unit and a setting unit. The determining unit determines a position of a second apparatus after a first apparatus comes into contact with the second apparatus. The first apparatus transports an object to or from the second apparatus. The setting unit sets a target location for the first apparatus in accordance with the determined position of the second apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro MINAMIKAWA, Yoshimi UEZU, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Junichi TAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200055187
    Abstract: A self-propelled travelling apparatus includes a travelling controller that controls travelling of the self-propelled travelling apparatus; a receiving unit that receives merchandise and a message associated with the merchandise from a user during travelling of the self-propelled travelling apparatus; and a supplying unit that supplies the message to another user in a case where the other user receives the merchandise while the self-propelled travelling apparatus is travelling after receiving the merchandise and the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiongfan JIN, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200057974
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an obtaining unit that obtains settings of a scheduled time and a scheduled place at which a first user is to use the self-propelled mobile apparatus, the scheduled time and the schedule place being set by the first user, a reception unit that receives at least one instruction of a movement for the self-propelled mobile apparatus, the at least one instruction being given by a second user, and a control unit that, if execution of the instructed movement would prevent the scheduled use of the self-propelled mobile apparatus from taking place at the scheduled place from the scheduled time, causes the self-propelled mobile apparatus not to execute the instructed movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Xiongfan JIN, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10562184
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives designation of a destination region including a destination, a moving unit that moves toward the destination region, and a seeking unit that seeks a client after movement toward the destination region starts. The moving unit moves toward the sought client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Masatoshi Maruo, Hirokazu Tsubota, Yasuharu Sakurai, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10556339
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives a request for providing a service, a notifying unit that notifies a client that the request is received by performing an operation oriented toward the client who has made the request, a moving unit that moves toward a user designated as a receiver of the service in accordance with the request, and a providing unit that provides the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Hajime Kajiyama, Akira Ichikawa, Naoya Ogata, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Masatoshi Maruo, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10552105
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a moving apparatus and a service provision instruction apparatus. The moving apparatus moves to a user who is within a service provision area within a predetermined zone, the predetermined zone including the service provision area and a service prohibition area, and provides a service to the user. The service provision instruction apparatus recognizes a position of a user within the zone and instructs the moving apparatus to provide a service to the user when the user is within the service provision area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200023523
    Abstract: A robot control system includes a robot apparatus that operates autonomously in accordance with control information provided to the robot apparatus, the robot apparatus receiving update information to be used to update the control information and updating the control information in accordance with the received update information, an imaging apparatus that captures an image of the robot apparatus, and a control apparatus including a transmitting unit that transmits to the robot apparatus update information generated in accordance with the image captured by the imaging apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimi UEZU, Junichi TAMURA, Takahiro MINAMIKAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10528543
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes a moving unit, an obtaining unit, and a presenting unit. The moving unit causes the information providing apparatus to move toward a specified destination or along a predetermined route. The obtaining unit obtains information associated with a user located around a current position of the information providing apparatus in accordance with moving of the moving unit. The presenting unit presents the information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Ogata, Masatoshi Maruo, Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Hajime Kajiyama, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10503173
    Abstract: A moving device includes a transportation mechanism, a detector, and a controller. The transportation mechanism moves from a departure point to a destination point. The detector detects an obstacle existing on a path to the destination point. When the detector detects that the obstacle exists on the path to the destination point, and another path to the destination point does not exist, the controller controls the transportation mechanism to move to a location that does not impede traffic, and stand by.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Tsubota, Yasuharu Sakurai, Kunitoshi Yamamoto