Patents by Inventor Minoru Sodeura

Minoru Sodeura 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: 20190124229
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a painting section and an extraction section. The painting section performs painting on a margin at an end part of an image. The extraction section extracts a document included in the image on which the painting is performed by the painting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki ISHINO, Minoru SODEURA
  • Patent number: 10075614
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first detection unit and a second detection unit. The first detection unit detects a rectangular shape in an image including plural document images. The second detection unit detects, in a case where a background of the rectangular shape is not white, rectangular shapes included in the rectangular shape detected by the first detection unit as document images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Fukunaga, Minoru Sodeura
  • Publication number: 20180152594
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first detection unit and a second detection unit. The first detection unit detects a rectangular shape in an image including plural document images. The second detection unit detects, in a case where a background of the rectangular shape is not white, rectangular shapes included in the rectangular shape detected by the first detection unit as document images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu FUKUNAGA, Minoru SODEURA
  • Patent number: 9778823
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a difference-information acquiring unit that acquires difference information indicating a correspondence relationship between a difference section and a page having the difference section in two electronic documents each having multiple pages; a difference-display-document acquiring unit that acquires a difference display document in which the difference section is indicated in contents of at least one of the two electronic documents; an electronic-bookmark adding unit that adds first electronic-bookmark information to a page having the difference section in the difference display document and that adds second electronic-bookmark information to a page not having the difference section in the difference display document based on the difference information; and a display controller that causes a display unit to display a first electronic bookmark corresponding to the first electronic-bookmark information and a second electronic bookmark corresponding to the second electron
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akane Yoshizaki, Shigeru Okada, Katsuya Koyanagi, Shintaro Adachi, Minoru Sodeura, Shinji Hanaoka, Hiroyuki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 9514348
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a conversion unit. The acquisition unit acquires from a read image including a machine-readable code at least one of a position of the machine-readable code and character information included in the machine-readable code. The determination unit determines, based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit, a conversion method for a character code included in the machine-readable code. The conversion unit performs conversion of the character code in accordance with the conversion method determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Koyanagi, Shigeru Okada, Minoru Sodeura, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Shintaro Adachi, Shinji Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 9465986
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a reading unit, a recognition unit, a table-of-contents analysis unit, a main-body analysis unit, and a creation unit. The reading unit reads a table of contents page and a main body page as images. The recognition unit performs character recognition on the images of the table of contents and main body pages. The table-of-contents analysis unit analyzes the image of the table of contents page, and acquires at least a heading item in accordance with a result of character recognition. The main-body analysis unit analyzes the image of the main body page, and associates an image including the heading item with the heading item in accordance with a result of character recognition. The creation unit creates electronic bookmarked information in which bookmark information for associating the heading item with the image of the main body page is added to electronic information of the read images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Okada, Minoru Sodeura, Shinji Hanaoka, Hiroyoshi Uejo, Sei Amagai, Kazuhiro Oya
  • Patent number: 9462153
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an extracting unit that extracts identification information items from image information items of a document group that includes plural individual documents, each of the identification information items being included in a corresponding one of the individual documents, a corresponding information generating unit that generates corresponding information items that indicate corresponding relationships between the identification information items and the image information items of the individual documents, and an electronic document generating unit that rearranges an order of the identification information items on the basis of contents of the identification information items and generates an electronic document that includes the image information items of the document group, the corresponding information items, and the identification information items that have been sorted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Okada, Katsuya Koyanagi, Minoru Sodeura, Shintaro Adachi, Shinji Hanaoka, Hiroyuki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 9313371
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an elimination processing unit that eliminates a specific color in image information. The elimination processing unit does not consider a pixel having a saturation that exceeds a saturation threshold and a lightness that is lower than a lightness threshold, which corresponds to a hue of the pixel, as an elimination target and considers a pixel having a saturation that exceeds the saturation threshold and a lightness that is higher than a lightness threshold, which corresponds a hue of the pixel, as the elimination target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Shigeru Okada, Katsuya Koyanagi, Minoru Sodeura, Shintaro Adachi, Shinji Hanaoka
  • Publication number: 20150271363
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a color extraction unit that extracts colors of pixels that are included in image information, a classification unit that classifies the pixels into multiple groups that correspond to hues of the pixels on the basis of the colors of the pixels, which have been extracted, a specified group selection unit that selects one or multiple specified groups from the multiple groups, and a color conversion unit that performs color conversion processing in which, colors of multiple pixels that are classified in the specified groups are converted into colors each of which is determined for a corresponding one of the specified groups, and colors of pixels that have been classified in a group other than the specified groups are converted into an achromatic color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Shigeru OKADA, Katsuya KOYANAGI, Minoru SODEURA, Shinji HANAOKA, Shintaro ADACHI, Hiroyuki KISHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150271360
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a generating unit that generates combined image data by size-reducing and arranging document read images having plural pages in accordance with a specified number of pages, a deciding unit that decides a compression method for the data, and a compression processing unit that compresses the data by a compression method decided by the deciding unit. During processing for determining a compression method suitable for the contents of each page of the data that is performed on the pages when the compression method for the data is specified, when a determined compression method for a particular page included in the data is an overriding compression method, the deciding unit cancels the processing and does not perform the processing on remaining pages, for each of which a compression method has not been determined, and sets the overriding compression method as the compression method for the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru SODEURA, Shigeru OKADA, Katsuya KOYANAGI, Shinji HANAOKA, Shintaro ADACHI, Hiroyuki KISHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150268913
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a processing control device and an image processing device. The processing control device includes a request transmitting unit that transmits a processing request for requesting execution of image processing to the image processing device, and a result receiving unit that receives processing result information including identification information of an image of a processing result corresponding to the processing request and a compressed image obtained by compressing the image of the processing result, from the image processing device. The image processing device includes an execution controller that determines whether or not an image associated with the identification information included in the processing request is stored in a processing result memory, and causes an executing unit to execute image processing on the image stored in the memory if stored, or on an image obtained by decompressing a compressed image included in the processing request if not stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Shintaro ADACHI, Shigeru OKADA, Katsuya KOYANAGI, Minoru SODEURA, Shinji HANAOKA, Hiroyuki KISHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150271365
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an elimination processing unit that eliminates a specific color in image information. The elimination processing unit does not consider a pixel having a saturation that exceeds a saturation threshold and a lightness that is lower than a lightness threshold, which corresponds to a hue of the pixel, as an elimination target and considers a pixel having a saturation that exceeds the saturation threshold and a lightness that is higher than a lightness threshold, which corresponds a hue of the pixel, as the elimination target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KISHIMOTO, Shigeru OKADA, Katsuya KOYANAGI, Minoru SODEURA, Shintaro ADACHI, Shinji HANAOKA
  • Publication number: 20150261989
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a conversion unit. The acquisition unit acquires from a read image including a machine-readable code at least one of a position of the machine-readable code and character information included in the machine-readable code. The determination unit determines, based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit, a conversion method for a character code included in the machine-readable code. The conversion unit performs conversion of the character code in accordance with the conversion method determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Katsuya KOYANAGI, Shigeru OKADA, Minoru SODEURA, Hiroyuki KISHIMOTO, Shintaro ADACHI, Shinji HANAOKA
  • Publication number: 20150229806
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an extracting unit that extracts identification information items from image information items of a document group that includes plural individual documents, each of the identification information items being included in a corresponding one of the individual documents, a corresponding information generating unit that generates corresponding information items that indicate corresponding relationships between the identification information items and the image information items of the individual documents, and an electronic document generating unit that rearranges an order of the identification information items on the basis of contents of the identification information items and generates an electronic document that includes the image information items of the document group, the corresponding information items, and the identification information items that have been sorted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru OKADA, Katsuya KOYANAGI, Minoru SODEURA, Shintaro ADACHI, Shinji HANAOKA, Hiroyuki KISHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150193430
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a difference-information acquiring unit that acquires difference information indicating a correspondence relationship between a difference section and a page having the difference section in two electronic documents each having multiple pages; a difference-display-document acquiring unit that acquires a difference display document in which the difference section is indicated in contents of at least one of the two electronic documents; an electronic-bookmark adding unit that adds first electronic-bookmark information to a page having the difference section in the difference display document and that adds second electronic-bookmark information to a page not having the difference section in the difference display document based on the difference information; and a display controller that causes a display unit to display a first electronic bookmark corresponding to the first electronic-bookmark information and a second electronic bookmark corresponding to the second electron
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akane YOSHIZAKI, Shigeru OKADA, Katsuya KOYANAGI, Shintaro ADACHI, Minoru SODEURA, Shinji HANAOKA, Hiroyuki KISHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9042668
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes the following elements. A document-type determining unit determines what type of document a document is on the basis of read information obtained as a result of reading the document by using a document reader. A compression-format setting unit sets, on the basis of the type of document determined by the document-type determining unit, a compression format used for generating image data from the read information. A generator compresses the read information by using the compression format set by the compression-format setting unit so as to generate image data corresponding to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Okada, Kazuhiro Ohya, Katsuya Koyanagi, Minoru Sodeura, Shintaro Adachi, Zhenrui Zhang, Hiroyoshi Uejo
  • Patent number: 8897594
    Abstract: An image reader includes a reading unit that reads an image; a detection unit that detects marks from the read image read by the reading unit; a creation unit that creates a hiding image, which hides a region including the marks, on the basis of the marks detected by the detection unit; and a combining unit that combines the read image and the hiding image to create an electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Okada, Hiroyoshi Uejo, Sei Amagai, Kazuhiro Ohya, Minoru Sodeura, Shinji Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 8842928
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes the following elements. A document-type determining unit determines what type of document a document is on the basis of read information obtained as a result of reading the document by using a document reader. A compression-format setting unit sets, on the basis of the type of document determined by the document-type determining unit, a compression format used for generating image data from the read information. A generator compresses the read information by using the compression format set by the compression-format setting unit so as to generate image data corresponding to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Okada, Kazuhiro Ohya, Katsuya Koyanagi, Minoru Sodeura, Shintaro Adachi, Zhenrui Zhang, Hiroyoshi Uejo
  • Publication number: 20140099038
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a reading unit, a recognition unit, a table-of-contents analysis unit, a main-body analysis unit, and a creation unit. The reading unit reads a table of contents page and a main body page as images. The recognition unit performs character recognition on the images of the table of contents and main body pages. The table-of-contents analysis unit analyzes the image of the table of contents page, and acquires at least a heading item in accordance with a result of character recognition. The main-body analysis unit analyzes the image of the main body page, and associates an image including the heading item with the heading item in accordance with a result of character recognition. The creation unit creates electronic bookmarked information in which bookmark information for associating the heading item with the image of the main body page is added to electronic information of the read images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Shigeru OKADA, Minoru SODEURA, Shinji HANAOKA, Hiroyoshi UEJO, Sei AMAGAI, Kazuhiro OYA
  • Publication number: 20140093166
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes the following elements. A document-type determining unit determines what type of document a document is on the basis of read information obtained as a result of reading the document by using a document reader. A compression-format setting unit sets, on the basis of the type of document determined by the document-type determining unit, a compression format used for generating image data from the read information. A generator compresses the read information by using the compression format set by the compression-format setting unit so as to generate image data corresponding to the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru OKADA, Kazuhiro OHYA, Katsuya KOYANAGI, Minoru SODEURA, Shintaro ADACHI, Zhenrui ZHANG, Hiroyoshi UEJO