Patents by Inventor Masatoshi Maruo

Masatoshi Maruo 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200209505
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable includes: a cable body having a core and an inner sheath that accommodates the core; a reinforcing sheet that surrounds the cable body; an outer sheath that accommodates the cable body and the reinforcing sheet; and an outer ripcord that is embedded in the inner sheath. The inner sheath includes a projection that projects outwardly in a radial direction of the optical fiber cable. At least part of the outer ripcord is disposed inside the projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicants: Fujikura Ltd., NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Ohno, Kouji Tomikawa, Ken Osato, Hiroaki Tanioka, Shigekatsu Tetsutani, Yohei Endo, Yuta Maruo
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190146964
    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: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: 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: 10169340
    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: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Ogata, Masatoshi Maruo, Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Hajime Kajiyama, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180267963
    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: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya OGATA, Masatoshi MARUO, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180259443
    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: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20180259973
    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: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi MARUO, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180084124
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a memory and a notification unit. On receipt of a print instruction operating in a first mode, the print instruction including a first setting value of a setting item for printing and a notification destination in a case where the first setting value is changed, the memory stores the first setting value and the notification destination included in the print instruction. On receipt of a print instruction operating in a second mode, the print instruction including a second setting value of the setting item for printing and user identification information, if the second setting value is a value that has been changed from the first setting value stored in the memory, the notification unit notifies the notification destination stored in the memory of the setting item changed from the first setting value and the user identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi MARUO
  • Publication number: 20180009107
    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: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Masatoshi MARUO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180011492
    Abstract: A service providing device includes a mobile unit, a providing unit, and an obtaining unit. The mobile unit moves to a destination. The providing unit moves together with the mobile unit and provides a service. The obtaining unit obtains information at a destination at which the providing unit provides a service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime KAJIYAMA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Naoya OGATA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Masatoshi MARUO, Hirokazu TSUBOTA, Yasuharu SAKURAI, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180009108
    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: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: 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: 9575697
    Abstract: A print instruction assistance device includes an acquisition unit, a recognition unit, and an output unit. The acquisition unit acquires usage record information concerning a usage record of multiple functions of each of multiple printers. The recognition unit recognizes a change of a printer to be used for printing among the multiple printers from a first printer to a second printer. The output unit outputs information indicating a function which is identified in accordance with the usage record information among multiple functions of the first printer and which is not included in the second printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Maruo
  • Publication number: 20150212764
    Abstract: A print instruction assistance device includes an acquisition unit, a recognition unit, and an output unit. The acquisition unit acquires usage record information concerning a usage record of multiple functions of each of multiple printers. The recognition unit recognizes a change of a printer to be used for printing among the multiple printers from a first printer to a second printer. The output unit outputs information indicating a function which is identified in accordance with the usage record information among multiple functions of the first printer and which is not included in the second printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventor: Masatoshi MARUO
  • Publication number: 20130067865
    Abstract: A wrapping support apparatus includes an object information acquiring unit, a wrapping method acquiring unit, a rear surface drawing information generating unit, and a printing unit. The object information acquiring unit acquires identification information of a wrapping target object which identifies a shape and a size of a wrapping target object to be wrapped. The wrapping method acquiring unit acquires a wrapping method for wrapping the wrapping target object. The rear surface drawing information generating unit generates rear surface drawing information for drawing fold lines at which a wrapping material is folded to wrap the wrapping target object on the basis of the identification information of the wrapping target object and the wrapping method. The fold lines are printed on the rear surface of the wrapping material. The printing unit prints the fold lines on the rear surface of the wrapping material in accordance with the rear surface drawing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masatoshi MARUO
  • Publication number: 20080055645
    Abstract: A computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for creating a historical image, the process including: determining whether a processing unit, which performs an image processing to data including document data, can create a historical image representing a history of image processing performed on the document data; creating the historical image from the document data; and sending the document data and an instruction of the image processing, the instruction relating to the image processing performed on the document data, to the processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Maruo, Shigeki Muramatsu