Patents by Inventor Noriko Hasegawa

Noriko Hasegawa 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: 10372674
    Abstract: In an approach to determining a storage to which to store a file in a storage system including at least one server and at least two storages which can communicate with the at least one server through a communication network, a computer obtains a file name of a file to be stored in a storage. The computer determines an effect of deduplication of data of the file based on the file name, and responsive to determining the effect of deduplication exists, selects a part of the file name. The computer then calculates a hash value using the part of the file name and determines a storage to which to store the file based on the hash value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Sosuke Matsui, Shinsuke Mitsuma, Tsuyoshi Miyamura, Noriko Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190196736
    Abstract: According to one embodiment there is provided a method for managing a location of an object in a storage system having hierarchical storage with a plurality of storage layers. The method includes transmitting a get-list request for viewing contents of a designated directory on the hierarchical storage. The method also includes receiving a response to the get-list request, the response including a list of objects in the designated directory and listing each storage layer corresponding to the objects. The list is output, and a select request to select a different storage layer for one of the objects is received. The select request is transmitted to the storage system for invoking migration of the selected object to the different storage layer. A second response is received from the storage system indicating the selected object is stored in the different storage layer, and an updated list is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Hiroshi Itagaki, Sosuke Matsui, Shinsuke Mitsuma, Tsuyoshi Miyamura, Noriko Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190189155
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining a damaged area of a magnetic tape loaded in a tape drive, according to one embodiment, includes: determining a first error location on a magnetic tape where a first error occurred in response to experiencing the first error. Moreover, the method includes determining one or more areas on the magnetic tape to be examined. The one or more areas are determined using a predetermined algorithm which incorporates the first error location. Independent of a read and/or write operation, relative motion is induced between a tape head and the magnetic tape such that the tape head is positioned adjacent to each of the respective one or more areas in turn. Furthermore, each of the one or more areas having a respective number of measured servo errors which exceeds a threshold value is identified as a damaged area of the magnetic tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Noriko Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Miyamura, Hiroshi Itagaki, Tohru Hasegawa, Sosuke Matsui, Shinsuke Mitsuma
  • Patent number: 8675247
    Abstract: There is provided an image file creation device including: an obtaining section that obtains image data forming a color image, conversion conditions for converting the image data into color data of a device-independent color space, and basic viewing conditions for viewing the color image; an input section that inputs target viewing conditions for viewing a formed image that is formed by using the image data; and a creation section that creates an image file containing a main data region for storing the image data, the conversion conditions and the basic viewing conditions, and a sub-data region for storing the target viewing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akhiro Ito, Ryosuke Higashikata, Yasunari Kishimoto, Yasuki Yamauchi, Noriko Hasegawa, Hidetoshi Kawashima, Kiyoshi Une, Toshihiro Iwafuchi, Jungo Harigai
  • Patent number: 8431847
    Abstract: A turning direction indicator device includes an actuator that rotates by an operation of an operating lever so as to be positioned at neutral and operational positions, a cover that has a lower surface having a guide groove therein extending in a rearward direction toward the cancel cam, a cam body that has an upper surface sliding with respect to the lower surface of the cover, an urging spring that urges the cam body in the rearward direction, a release element that rotates together with the actuator, and a grease provided between the upper surface of the cam body and the lower surface of the cover. The cam body includes ridges projecting from the upper surface of the cam body. The turning direction indicator device suppresses a hitting noise produced by the cam body and the release element with such a simple structure, and operates reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Daiki Kaburagi, Masahiko Fujita, Noriko Hasegawa, Takeo Nakamura, Manabu Shiroshita
  • Patent number: 8325199
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a characteristics acquisition unit that acquires some of color reproduction characteristics of additive color mixing applied in a display; and a transform method determination unit that determines a transform method from one color gamut of an input color space to another color gamut used by an output device, based on the color reproduction characteristics acquired by the characteristics acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriko Hasegawa, Toshihiro Iwafuchi, Yousuke Tashiro
  • Patent number: 8305390
    Abstract: A color gamut forming apparatus includes a reference color acquiring unit and a converted color gamut forming unit. The reference color acquiring unit sets at least a saturated color, which is reproducible on a contour of an input color gamut, as a reference input color and acquires a reference output color which is a color obtained by converting the input reference color into a color being reproducible in an output color gamut. The converted color gamut forming unit forms, in the output color gamut, a converted color gamut in which the reference output color corresponding to the saturated color on the contour of the input color gamut is a convex point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Iwafuchi, Noriko Hasegawa, Yousuke Tashiro
  • Patent number: 8139848
    Abstract: A color signal processing device includes a conversion unit that converts a first color signal into a second color signal. The second color signal is obtained by changing a color point, in a device independent color space, corresponding to a color of each color component of the first color signal by a distance corresponding to a reduction degree so that the color point, in the device independent color space, corresponding to the color of each color component of the first color signal approaches white along a locus, in the device independent color space, corresponding to each color component of the first color signal. The locus, in the device independent color space, corresponding to each color component is obtained by changing an amount of a coloring material that corresponds to each color component and is used in an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noriko Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8086033
    Abstract: A color conversion device is provided including: a setting unit that sets a conversion mode, based on characteristics of a source color region related to an input image signal in a color space, for converting the input image signal to an image signal that falls within at least one color region from a plurality of color regions that have been defined in the color space; and a conversion unit that converts the input image signal in accordance with the conversion mode into the image signal that falls within the color region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriko Hasegawa, Yasunari Kishimoto, Yasuki Yamauchi, Hidetoshi Kawashima, Kiyoshi Une, Akihiro Ito, Ryosuke Higashikata, Yousuke Tashiro
  • Patent number: 8031203
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a first conversion unit converts, on the basis of an input device profile, input data into first device-independent data expressed by a color space that is independent of an apparatus. A storage unit stores plural conversion profiles for converting using a color appearance model in the color space that is independent of the apparatus in correspondence with plural device characteristics that are dependent on apparatuses. A selection unit selects a conversion profile corresponding to characteristics of the input device, characteristics of an output device, observation conditions of the input data and the output data. A second conversion unit converts, on basis of the selected conversion profile, the first device-independent data into second device-independent data. A third conversion unit converts the second device-independent data into the output data on the basis of an output device profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kawashima, Yasunari Kishimoto, Ryosuke Higashikata, Yasuki Yamauchi, Akihiro Ito, Noriko Hasegawa, Yousuke Tashiro, Kiyoshi Une
  • Patent number: 7982911
    Abstract: A color conversion coefficient creating device including: a setting unit that sets a ratio between plural color rendering intents; an evaluating unit that evaluates characteristics of an input device and an output device; and a creating unit that creates a color conversion coefficient. The creating unit creates a color conversion coefficient for converting a first image signal in a first color space input from the input device into a second image signal for the output device in a second color space different from the first color space, according to the ratio between the color rendering intents and the evaluation result of the evaluating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriko Hasegawa, Kiyoshi Une, Yasuki Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20110127148
    Abstract: A turning direction indicator device includes an actuator that rotates by an operation of an operating lever so as to be positioned at neutral and operational positions, a cover that has a lower surface having a guide groove therein extending in a rearward direction toward the cancel cam, a cam body that has an upper surface sliding with respect to the lower surface of the cover, an urging spring that urges the cam body in the rearward direction, a release element that rotates together with the actuator, and a grease provided between the upper surface of the cam body and the lower surface of the cover. The cam body includes ridges projecting from the upper surface of the cam body. The turning direction indicator device suppresses a hitting noise produced by the cam body and the release element with such a simple structure, and operates reliably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Daiki Kaburagi, Masahiko Fujita, Noriko Hasegawa, Takeo Nakamura, Manabu Shiroshita
  • Patent number: 7944594
    Abstract: An image forming device that carries out color reproduction using plural of color materials having: a setting unit setting a color material curbing mode that curbs an amount of color material; and a color information inputting unit that inputs input color information. The image forming device further has a converting unit that, when the color material curbing mode is set by the setting unit, converts the input color information inputted by the color information inputting unit into output color information in a color material curbing region, on the basis of correspondence relationships that are set in advance such that a region that is color-reproducible by the image forming device is kept within the color material curbing region that is narrowed such that an amount of the color material is curbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Ito, Noriko Hasegawa, Yasunari Kishimoto, Yasuki Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 7843606
    Abstract: A color converter has a setting section, a determining section, and a converting section. The setting section sets the ratio between plural color rendering intents. The determining section determines a color conversion function for converting a first image signal in a first color space into a second image signal in a second color space different from the first color space, based on the ratio between the color rendering intents. The converting section converts the first image signal into the second image signal based on the color conversion function determined by the determining section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriko Hasegawa, Yasuki Yamauchi, Kiyoshi Une
  • Publication number: 20090153580
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a characteristics acquisition unit that acquires some of color reproduction characteristics of additive color mixing applied in a display; and a transform method determination unit that determines a transform method from one color gamut of an input color space to another color gamut used by an output device, based on the color reproduction characteristics acquired by the characteristics acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriko HASEGAWA, Toshihiro IWAFUCHI, Yousuke TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20090129702
    Abstract: A color signal processing device includes a conversion unit that converts a first color signal into a second color signal. The second color signal is obtained by changing a color point, in a device independent color space, corresponding to a color of each color component of the first color signal by a distance corresponding to a reduction degree so that the color point, in the device independent color space, corresponding to the color of each color component of the first color signal approaches white along a locus, in the device independent color space, corresponding to each color component of the first color signal. The locus, in the device independent color space, corresponding to each color component is obtained by changing an amount of a coloring material that corresponds to each color component and is used in an output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noriko HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20090122371
    Abstract: A color gamut forming apparatus includes a reference color acquiring unit and a converted color gamut forming unit. The reference color acquiring unit sets at least a saturated color, which is reproducible on a contour of an input color gamut, as a reference input color and acquires a reference output color which is a color obtained by converting the input reference color into a color being reproducible in an output color gamut. The converted color gamut forming unit forms, in the output color gamut, a converted color gamut in which the reference output color corresponding to the saturated color on the contour of the input color gamut is a convex point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro IWAFUCHI, Noriko HASEGAWA, Yousuke TASHIRO
  • Patent number: 7474784
    Abstract: An image processing device performs a color process to a color image signal. The image processing device includes a profile designating section that designates a profile describing color reproducibility of a standard recording medium that is a target of color conversion, a recording medium designating section that designates a recording medium that is to be actually used, and color conversion section that performs color conversion according to the recording medium designated by the recording medium designating section and the profile designated by the profile designating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noriko Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20080259371
    Abstract: There is provided an image file creation device including: an obtaining section that obtains image data forming a color image, conversion conditions for converting the image data into color data of a device-independent color space, and basic viewing conditions for viewing the color image; an input section that inputs target viewing conditions for viewing a formed image that is formed by using the image data; and a creation section that creates an image file containing a main data region for storing the image data, the conversion conditions and the basic viewing conditions, and a sub-data region for storing the target viewing conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro ITO, Ryosuke HIGASHIKATA, Yasunari KISHIMOTO, Yasuki YAMAUCHI, Noriko HASEGAWA, Hidetoshi KAWASHIMA, Kiyoshi UNE, Toshihiro IWAFUCHI, Jungo HARIGAI
  • Publication number: 20080204775
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a first conversion unit converts, on the basis of an input device profile, input data into first device-independent data expressed by a color space that is independent of an apparatus. A storage unit stores plural conversion profiles for converting using a color appearance model in the color space that is independent of the apparatus in correspondence with plural device characteristics that are dependent on apparatuses. A selection unit selects a conversion profile corresponding to characteristics of the input device, characteristics of an output device, observation conditions of the input data and the output data. A second conversion unit converts, on basis of the selected conversion profile, the first device-independent data into second device-independent data. A third conversion unit converts the second device-independent data into the output data on the basis of an output device profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi KAWASHIMA, Yasunari KISHIMOTO, Ryosuke HIGASHIKATA, Yasuki YAMAUCHI, Akihiro ITO, Noriko HASEGAWA, Yousuke TASHIRO, Kiyoshi UNE