Patents by Inventor Motofumi Baba

Motofumi Baba 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: 20200288986
    Abstract: A biometric information measurement system includes a first measurement apparatus, a second measurement apparatus, and a control apparatus. The first measurement apparatus measures first biometric information of a subject. The second measurement apparatus measures second biometric information which is biometric information of the subject and which is different from the first biometric information. The control apparatus changes a condition of measurement performed by the second measurement apparatus on the basis of the first biometric information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Motofumi BABA, Monta IDO, Masayoshi NAKAO, Kengo TOKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200237307
    Abstract: A biological information measuring apparatus includes a first electrode provided in contact with a user's external auditory canal and a second electrode provided in contact with the user's concha cavum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Motofumi BABA, Monta IDO, Masayoshi NAKAO, Kengo TOKUCHI
  • Patent number: 10716299
    Abstract: An underwater mobile body includes: a movement control unit that controls movement underwater; a detection unit that moves underwater under the control of the movement control unit and that detects a position of a fish; and a guidance unit that guides the fish based on the position of the fish detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motofumi Baba, Tsutomu Kimura, Kengo Tokuchi, Akihito Yamauchi, Yoshihiko Nemoto, Masahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10358042
    Abstract: An underwater mobile body includes: a secondary battery; a detector that detects a remaining amount of electricity stored in the secondary battery; a power generation unit that uses natural energy to generate electricity with which the secondary battery is charged; and a transition unit that when the remaining amount of electricity detected by the detector decreases below a predetermined threshold, causes transition to a charge mode in which the secondary battery is charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Nemoto, Tsutomu Kimura, Motofumi Baba, Masahiro Sato, Akihito Yamauchi, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10277065
    Abstract: A power supply control device includes a moving object detecting unit and a power supply unit. The moving object detecting unit is attached to a processing apparatus body including power supply targets and a controller, and is capable of detecting a moving object moving in the vicinity of the processing apparatus body. The moving object detecting unit has a lower detection range for detecting a part of a moving object that is substantially in contact with the floor, and an upper detection range for detecting a top part of a moving object. The power supply unit is included in the controller and is always supplied with power to monitor approach of a moving object with the moving object detecting unit. The power supply unit supplies, upon the moving object detecting unit detecting a moving object, power to a power supply target that includes a part of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Yamashina, Kazuhiko Narushima, Masafumi Ono, Motofumi Baba, Kenta Ogata, Kouichi Azuma, Kenji Kuroishi, Keiko Shiraishi, Hidenori Horie
  • Patent number: 10104243
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording material, a landing pad unit that an unmanned flying device lands on after a flight thereof, and an information exchanging unit that exchanges information with the unmanned flying device landed on the landing pad unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Motofumi Baba
  • Publication number: 20180272612
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shape forming apparatus includes a forming unit and a controller. The forming unit forms a three-dimensional shape on the basis of three-dimensional data. The controller controls addition of a fragrance component to the three-dimensional shape in accordance with information regarding a fragrance when the three-dimensional data includes the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo TOKUCHI, Motofumi BABA, Yoshihiko NEMOTO, Masahiro SATO, Akihito YAMAUCHI, Atsushi KAGAWA, Keita SAKAKURA
  • Patent number: 10015343
    Abstract: A power-supply control device includes a power-supply-state transition control section, body-capable-of-movement detection sections, a time measuring section, a transition-instruction section, and an instruction-provision-time postponement section. The power-supply-state transition control section shifts a state of an operation target section from one state to another state among power-supply states and a non-power-supply state. The body-capable-of-movement detection sections detect a body capable of movement in a region. The time measuring section measures a time over which the operation target section in one of the power-supply states is not used. The transition-instruction section provides, for the power-supply-state transition control section, an instruction for shifting to the non-power-supply state. The instruction-provision-time postponement section postpones an instruction-provision time at which the instruction is provided by the transition-instruction section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kuroishi, Masafumi Ono, Motofumi Baba, Kazuhiko Narushima, Mitsunobu Mamiya, Masato Ishiyama, Keiko Shiraishi, Kenta Ogata, Kouichi Azuma, Hidenori Horie
  • Publication number: 20180132459
    Abstract: An underwater mobile body includes: a movement control unit that controls movement underwater; a detection unit that moves underwater under the control of the movement control unit and that detects a position of a fish; and a guidance unit that guides the fish based on the position of the fish detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motofumi BABA, Tsutomu KIMURA, Kengo TOKUCHI, Akihito YAMAUCHI, Yoshihiko NEMOTO, Masahiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20180113661
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a recognition unit and a controller. The recognition unit recognizes a user instruction with respect to a subject included in an image. If information related to the subject is stated in an execution language in a part of attribute information attached to a data file of the image, the controller executes a workflow process prescribed by the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo TOKUCHI, Motofumi BABA, Yoshihiko NEMOTO, Masahiro SATO
  • Patent number: 9948405
    Abstract: An underwater mobile body includes: a communication unit that has a plurality of communicators adopting different communication systems and that performs underwater wireless communication with another device using one of the plurality of communicators; an acquisition unit that acquires information on depth or information varying with depth; and a control unit that controls the communication unit to switch, between the plurality of communicators and based on the acquired information, the one communicator used for underwater wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kimura, Motofumi Baba, Masahiro Sato, Yoshihiko Nemoto, Akihito Yamauchi, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Publication number: 20180102854
    Abstract: An underwater mobile body includes: a communication unit that has a plurality of communicators adopting different communication systems and that performs underwater wireless communication with another device using one of the plurality of communicators; an acquisition unit that acquires information on depth or information varying with depth; and a control unit that controls the communication unit to switch, between the plurality of communicators and based on the acquired information, the one communicator used for underwater wireless communication
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu KIMURA, Motofumi BABA, Masahiro SATO, Yoshihiko NEMOTO, Akihito YAMAUCHI, Kengo TOKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180099733
    Abstract: An underwater mobile body include: a communication unit that performs underwater wireless communication with a relay device; a detection unit that detects a state of wireless communication between the relay device and the underwater mobile body; and a control unit that controls a positional relationship between the relay device and the underwater mobile body so that a result of detection by the detection unit satisfies a predetermined criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Motofumi BABA, Tsutomu KIMURA, Yoshihiko NEMOTO, Akihito YAMAUCHI, Kengo TOKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180099573
    Abstract: An underwater mobile body includes: a secondary battery; a detector that detects a remaining amount of electricity stored in the secondary battery; a power generation unit that uses natural energy to generate electricity with which the secondary battery is charged; and a transition unit that when the remaining amount of electricity detected by the detector decreases below a predetermined threshold, causes transition to a charge mode in which the secondary battery is charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko NEMOTO, Tsutomu KIMURA, Motofumi BABA, Masahiro SATO, Akihito YAMAUCHI, Kengo TOKUCHI
  • Patent number: 9864315
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus including an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording material, an image capturing unit that captures an image of a user who forms the image, and a control unit that causes the image capturing unit to capture an image in a preset monitoring region when the user does not capture an image using the image capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motofumi Baba, Yoshihiko Nemoto, Hidekiyo Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20170048403
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording material, a landing pad unit that an unmanned flying device lands on after a flight thereof, and an information exchanging unit that exchanges information with the unmanned flying device landed on the landing pad unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Motofumi BABA
  • Patent number: 9547267
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section that forms an image on a recording material; an operating section that is operated by a person; a first detecting portion that detects a person in a predetermined first area; a second detecting portion that detects the person in a second area that is smaller than the first area, the second area being separated from the first area or a portion of the second area overlapping the first area when viewed from above; and a switching unit that switches between a first condition in which the image forming apparatus consumes a first amount of electric power and a second condition in which the image forming apparatus consumes a second amount of electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motofumi Baba, Kazuhiko Narushima, Kenta Ogata, Masafumi Ono, Keiko Shiraishi, Kenji Kuroishi, Kouichi Azuma, Hidenori Horie
  • Publication number: 20160372968
    Abstract: A power supply control device includes a moving object detecting unit and a power supply unit. The moving object detecting unit is attached to a processing apparatus body including power supply targets and a controller, and is capable of detecting a moving object moving in the vicinity of the processing apparatus body. The moving object detecting unit has a lower detection range for detecting a part of a moving object that is substantially in contact with the floor, and an upper detection range for detecting a top part of a moving object. The power supply unit is included in the controller and is always supplied with power to monitor approach of a moving object with the moving object detecting unit. The power supply unit supplies, upon the moving object detecting unit detecting a moving object, power to a power supply target that includes a part of the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu YAMASHINA, Kazuhiko NARUSHIMA, Masafumi ONO, Motofumi BABA, Kenta OGATA, Kouichi AZUMA, Kenji KUROISHI, Keiko SHIRAISHI, Hidenori HORIE
  • Publication number: 20160373601
    Abstract: A power-supply control device includes a power-supply-state transition control section, body-capable-of-movement detection sections, a time measuring section, a transition-instruction section, and an instruction-provision-time postponement section. The power-supply-state transition control section shifts a state of an operation target section from one state to another state among power-supply states and a non-power-supply state. The body-capable-of-movement detection sections detect a body capable of movement in a region. The time measuring section measures a time over which the operation target section in one of the power-supply states is not used. The transition-instruction section provides, for the power-supply-state transition control section, an instruction for shifting to the non-power-supply state. The instruction-provision-time postponement section postpones an instruction-provision time at which the instruction is provided by the transition-instruction section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji KUROISHI, Masafumi ONO, Motofumi BABA, Kazuhiko NARUSHIMA, Mitsunobu MAMIYA, Masato ISHIYAMA, Keiko SHIRAISHI, Kenta OGATA, Kouichi AZUMA, Hidenori HORIE
  • Patent number: 9497346
    Abstract: A power supply control apparatus includes a sensor, a first imaging unit, a second imaging unit, and a state controller. The sensor senses a person when the power supply control apparatus is in a power saving state. The first imaging unit consumes higher power than the sensor and captures an image of a person approaching. The second imaging unit captures an image used to recognize a person. The state controller causes the first imaging unit and the second imaging unit to be in a power supply state in a case where the sensor has sensed a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Motofumi Baba