Patents by Inventor Mieko Asano

Mieko Asano 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: 20150130846
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a receiver and a display controller. The receiver is configured to receive an image acquired by a camera. The display controller is configured to display an image received by the receiver at a first display magnification, and to display, if a first image received by the receiver comprises both an image of a hand and an image of a region in a face, the first image at a second display magnification higher than the first display magnification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Mieko Asano, Sumi Omura, Masatoshi Murakami, Toshio Ariga, Masanori Sekine, Sumihiko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9013428
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a touch-screen display, a memory, a display process module, and a change module. The memory is configured to store time-series information indicative of loci and an order of handwriting of a plurality of strokes handwritten on the touch-screen display. The display process module is configured to display loci corresponding to the plurality of strokes, on the touch-screen display, based on time-series information. The change module is configured to change time-series information in accordance with an editing operation to the plurality of strokes on the touch-screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Mieko Asano
  • Patent number: 9003284
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information search apparatus includes a generation unit, a selection unit, a search unit and a display unit. The generation unit generates recognition candidate character strings based on shapes of strokes and combinations of the shapes. The selection unit calculates reliability values for the recognition candidate character strings and selects search keys from the recognition candidate character strings. The search unit searches a database for second character strings including the search keys, and obtains one or more result character strings indicating search results of each of the search keys. The display displays the one or more result character strings corresponding to each of the search keys distinctively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hidetaka Ohira, Toshihiko Manabe, Yojiro Tonouchi, Ryuzo Okada, Mieko Asano, Tsukasa Ike
  • Publication number: 20140072277
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an acquisition module acquires additional information to be related to a calendar. A processing module creates an information calendar obtained by correlating the additional information with a calendar. A display controller outputs the information calendar to display the information calendar. An operation instruction module gives an instruction to operate based on the additional information of the information calendar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuji TAKAO, Tomomi NISHIGUCHI, Mieko ASANO, Hideki OHKITA, Atsushi NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20130314337
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a touch-screen display, a memory, a display process module, and a change module. The memory is configured to store time-series information indicative of loci and an order of handwriting of a plurality of strokes handwritten on the touch-screen display. The display process module is configured to display loci corresponding to the plurality of strokes, on the touch-screen display, based on time-series information. The change module is configured to change time-series information in accordance with an editing operation to the plurality of strokes on the touch-screen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Mieko ASANO
  • Patent number: 8582894
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a character detector, a feature detector, a character string combiner, and a controller. The character detector detects a first character candidate and a second character candidate from an image. The feature detector detects first feature data and second feature data, the first and second feature data including at least character size, color, or line width of the first and second character candidate. The character string combiner combines the first and second character candidates to form a character string when a degree of coincidence between the first and second feature data at least satisfies a threshold coincidence value. The controller detects a portion of the character string indicative of an attribute and activates a function corresponding to the attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Mieko Asano
  • Publication number: 20120250989
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a character detector, a feature detector, a character string combiner, and a controller. The character detector detects a first character candidate and a second character candidate from an image. The feature detector detects first feature data and second feature data, the first and second feature data including at least character size, color, or line width of the first and second character candidate. The character string combiner combines the first and second character candidates to form a character string when a degree of coincidence between the first and second feature data at least satisfies a threshold coincidence value. The controller detects a portion of the character string indicative of an attribute and activates a function corresponding to the attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Mieko ASANO
  • Publication number: 20120139859
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information search apparatus includes a generation unit, a selection unit, a search unit and a display unit. The generation unit generates recognition candidate character strings based on shapes of strokes and combinations of the shapes. The selection unit calculates reliability values for the recognition candidate character strings and selects search keys from the recognition candidate character strings. The search unit searches a database for second character strings including the search keys, and obtains one or more result character strings indicating search results of each of the search keys. The display displays the one or more result character strings corresponding to each of the search keys distinctively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hidetaka Ohira, Toshihiko Manabe, Yojiro Tonouchi, Ryuzo Okada, Mieko Asano, Tsukasa Ike
  • Publication number: 20100245266
    Abstract: A handwriting processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire coordinate information of handwriting input by an input unit and attribute information, the attribute information indicating a type of input of the handwriting; a determining unit configured to determined a kind of the handwriting using the attribute information; a handwriting processing unit configured to perform handwriting processing corresponding to the kind of the handwriting using the coordinate information; and a display control unit configured to control a display unit to display a result of the handwriting processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yojiro Tonouchi, Ryuzo Okada, Mieko Asano, Hiroshi Hattori, Tsukasa Ike, Akihito Seki, Hidetaka Ohira
  • Publication number: 20100034439
    Abstract: A projected image generating unit generates a projected image of a two-dimensional image that expresses three-dimensional information, based on three-dimensional data stored in an original image storing unit. A position information storage unit records therein three-dimensional position information of a target pixel that has been detected by the projected image generating unit and the coordinates of the target pixel within the projected image, while keeping them in correspondence with each other. A user inputs a position of a specified point within the projected image by using an input unit. By referring to the position information storage unit, a position obtaining unit obtains three-dimensional position information of the specified point. An area extracting unit extracts a three-dimensional image of a target area containing the specified point, based on the three-dimensional position information of the specified point that has been obtained by the position obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Mieko Asano
  • Patent number: 5815704
    Abstract: In a document filing apparatus, a file memory previously stores a plurality of documents including of line data, character data and image data. An image input section inputs a new document as image data. A character-line extraction section extracts line data and character data from the input image data. A document retrieval section retrieves a document to be compared with the new document from the file memory. A difference detection section detects differences of line data, character data and image data between the new document and the retrieved document. A register section registers the difference data and identification information of the retrieved document as the new document in the file memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji, Hiroaki Kubota, Mieko Asano, Osamu Hori
  • Patent number: 5799115
    Abstract: In an image filing apparatus, the registered format similar to an input format is correctly retrieved from a plurality of the registered formats in a format registration section. The image data of a new form is inputted through an image input section. A format registration section previously registers a plurality of formats of forms. A format discrimination section extracts the input format from the new form, compares the input format with the plurality of formats in the format registration section, and calculates similarities between the input format and the plurality of formats, respectively. A preservation section stores the image data of the new form by using the registered format selected from the plurality of formats in accordance with the similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mieko Asano, Hiroaki Kubota, Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji
  • Patent number: 5568566
    Abstract: A drawing processing apparatus for extracting figures from a drawing as numerical data, comprises a drawing input section for inputting a background drawing and a to-be-processed drawing having a figure on the background drawing, and outputting the drawings as image data, an image storing section for storing the image data corresponding to the background drawing and the to-be-processed drawing input by the drawing input section, a registration section for registering the background drawing and the to-be-processed drawing with each other using the image data read out from the image storing section, a vector forming section for dividing figures on the registered background drawing and to-be-processed drawing into a plurality of segments, and converting the segments into segment data of numerical values, thereby representing the segments as vectors, and a selecting section for selecting vectors, which correspond to the vectors formed from the figure on the background drawing, from among the vectors formed from t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Osamu Hori, Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji, Mieko Asano
  • Patent number: 5548695
    Abstract: An image figure editing system capable of manipulating figure elements given in terms of the image data in a substantially similar manner as the editing of the figure elements given in terms of the vector data. In the system, the position data to specify the figure elements to be operated in the figure are inputted, one of operation modes is specified, characteristics indicative of a shape of the figure are extracted, and features of the figure are determined according to the extracted characteristics, by carrying out an operation indicated by the specified operation mode to the figure elements specified by the inputted position data. In addition, an image of the figure is modified according to the determined features and the extracted characteristics, by carrying out the operation indicated by the specified operation mode to the figure elements specified by the inputted position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mieko Asano, Osamu Hori
  • Patent number: 5264942
    Abstract: With an image processing system, to-be-processed image data is run length coded. The pattern type of 1.times.M pixels of each row of the to-be-processed image data and a repetition count of the 1.times.M pixel pattern in the row direction are obtained. The run-length coded to-be-processed image data is logically filtered in accordance with the pattern type of the 1.times.M pixel pattern and its repetition count, thereby obtaining run-length coded processed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji, Osamu Hori, Mieko Asano