Patents by Inventor Shigeru Okada

Shigeru Okada 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: 10851494
    Abstract: A method for preparing a black liquor according to the present invention comprises digesting a tobacco raw material under an alkaline condition to obtain the black liquor. Further, a method for preparing a flavor component-containing liquid according to the present invention comprises digesting a tobacco raw material under an alkaline condition, separating the obtained digesting product into a black liquor and a tobacco fiber, and desalinating the black liquor to obtain the flavor component-containing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Shigeru Hata, Yoshito Gohara, Ryosuke Nagase, Takuya Okada, Shintaro Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10839674
    Abstract: A management system includes a plurality of sensors installed in a predetermined area, and a management device. The management device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire sensor information wirelessly transmitted from the plurality of sensors; an accumulation unit configured to accumulate the acquired sensor information; a determination unit configured to perform abnormality determination regarding the predetermined area by use of the sensor information; a notification unit configured to notify a content based on a result of the determination by the determination unit; and a display control unit capable of performing a control of temporally displaying a content regarding the predetermined area, on the basis of the sensor information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Sei Teki, Yoji Okada, Shigeru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10801607
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine for a saddle riding vehicle, in which a gear transmission and a shift drum of a shift change device is stored in a crankcase, the gear transmission having a plurality of transmission shafts parallel to a crankshaft extending in a vehicle width direction, a single pump shaft common to first and second oil pumps is rotatably supported by the crankcase. First oil pump rotors of the first oil pump are disposed at a mating face of a pair of left and right crankcase half bodies. A second oil pump rotor of the second oil pump is disposed between a pump gear and the first oil pump and at a side surface, on a side opposite to the mating face, of one crankcase half body out of the pair of left and right crankcase half bodies, the pump gear being arranged in the pump shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Tanaka, Nozomi Okada, Isao Azumagakito, Shigeru Awazu, Naoya Matsunaga
  • Publication number: 20200301977
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an attribute giving unit that specifies a second date, which is a date after a first date corresponding to a date, on which processing is performed with respect to a document, or a date written in the document, based on information written in the document, and that gives the second date as attribute information of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru OKADA, Shusaku KUBO, Masanori YOSHIZUKA
  • Publication number: 20200285847
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a reading unit and a determining unit. The reading unit reads a document. The determining unit specifies, based on a result of reading of the document, a first character string representing a date and a second character string representing a period, and determines an attribute of the document in accordance with the first character string and the second character string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shusaku KUBO, Shigeru OKADA, Masanori YOSHIZUKA
  • Publication number: 20200273423
    Abstract: A voltage supply circuit that supplies a voltage to a liquid-crystal panel (10) including a common electrode (30) common to a plurality of pixels is provided with a common voltage generation circuit (310) that generates a common voltage (VCOM) to be supplied to the common electrode 30, an output terminal (320) from which the common voltage (VCOM) is output to the liquid-crystal panel (10), an input terminal (360) to which a voltage of the common electrode (30) detected in the liquid-crystal panel (10) is input as a detection voltage (VCOM_IN), and a first determination circuit (353) that determines whether or not the detection voltage (VCOM_IN) input to the input terminal (360) is normal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeru OKADA
  • Publication number: 20200265265
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a recognition unit, a memory, a registration unit, and an extraction unit. The recognition unit performs recognition of one or more characters included in an image and outputs character information indicating the one or more characters. The memory stores a first specific character and a second specific character in association with each other. The first specific character has an index taking on a value lower than a predetermined value. The index indicates accuracy of the recognition performed by the recognition unit. The second specific character is output after the recognition unit performs the recognition of the first specific character. The registration unit registers at least one character or at least one character string as an extraction target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori YOSHIZUKA, Shigeru OKADA, Shusaku KUBO, Shintaro ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20200250418
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives a series of image information items formed of successive image information items of recording media on each of which an image has been formed, a setting unit that sets, as a judgement area, image information of at least a portion of a region having a predetermined width and whose center is set to a boundary between the recording media, which are included in the series of image information items, a determining unit that performs predetermined image processing on the judgement area and determines whether the image information items of the recording media are independent of each other in terms of content or are continuous with each other in terms of content, and an output unit that outputs the series of image information items by splitting the series of image information items when the determining unit determines that the image information items of the recording media are independent of each other and that outputs the series of image inf
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shusaku KUBO, Shigeru OKADA, Masanori YOSHIZUKA
  • Publication number: 20200242773
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a search unit that searches a search area, which is a part of a first image extending over two pages included in the first image, for a dividable area, the first image being indicated by first image data and a division unit that generates second image data indicating two second images, each of which corresponds to one of the two pages, by dividing the first image along a dividing line passing through, in a second direction, which is perpendicular to a first direction, the dividable area found by the search unit, the first direction being a direction across the two pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru OKADA, Shusaku KUBO, Masanori YOSHIZUKA
  • Patent number: 10643097
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a generation unit that generates, in a case where a small-sheet image in a first image is unsuccessfully extracted and results in multiple small-sheet images, a second image including the small-sheet images that are combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Oya, Shigeru Okada, Shintaro Adachi, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Akane Abe
  • Publication number: 20200035087
    Abstract: A management system includes a plurality of sensors installed in a predetermined area, and a management device. The management device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire sensor information wirelessly transmitted from the plurality of sensors; an accumulation unit configured to accumulate the acquired sensor information; a determination unit configured to perform abnormality determination regarding the predetermined area by use of the sensor information; a notification unit configured to notify a content based on a result of the determination by the determination unit; and a display control unit capable of performing a control Hof temporally displaying a content regarding the predetermined area, on the basis of the sensor information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Sei TEKI, Yoji OKADA, Shigeru TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10514085
    Abstract: A cam chain tensioner device of an internal combustion engine includes a cam chain tensioner, and a tensioner lifter pressing the cam chain tensioner to a cam chain. The tensioner lifter is mounted on an inclined upper surface of the cylinder head. The cylinder head has therein a valve train oil supply passage supplying oil from an oil pump to the valve train camshafts, and a tensioner lifter oil supply passage supplying oil to the tensioner lifter. The valve gear oil supply passage has a branching portion where the tensioner lifter oil supply passage branches. The branching portion is at a position higher than the tensioner lifter, and communicates with the tensioner lifter disposed at a position lower than the branching portion. It is thus possible to prevent fluttering of the cam chain and to reduce noise generated by the cam chain at the time of restart of the engine after it is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nozomi Okada, Yosuke Hoi, Isao Azumagakito, Shigeru Awazu
  • Patent number: 10509562
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch sensor that, by operating in a predetermined operation direction, inputs a predetermined instruction to the electronic device, and a frame-like member that is provided so as to surround the touch sensor. A predetermined first processing is carried out on a first region of the frame-like member corresponding to the predetermined operation direction, and second processing, which is different from the first processing, is carried out on a second region, which is a region of the frame-like member other than the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Kachi, Shigeru Hanagata, Keiichi Imamura, Takeshi Okada
  • Publication number: 20190362143
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processing unit, an extraction unit, a memory unit, a determination unit, and an assignment unit. The processing unit executes a character recognition process. The extraction unit extracts at least one area located within a predetermined range from a first area that is included in a designated image and that is designated to undergo the character recognition process. The at least one area is a second area. The memory unit stores an attribute on a per character string basis. The determination unit determines, on a basis of the attribute stored by the memory unit, an attribute corresponding to a character string recognized as one or more characters from the first area by the processing unit and a character string recognized as one or more characters from the second area by the processing unit. The assignment unit assigns the determined attribute to the designated image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya NAKAMURA, Akane ABE, Shintaro ADACHI, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Kazuhiro OYA, Shigeru OKADA, Junichi SHIMIZU, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10477052
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an obtaining unit that obtains image information of a second region to detect an erecting direction of an image formed on a document, the second region being defined in the image in advance according to a criterion different from a criterion for defining a first region in the image, in which character recognition is performed; and an output unit that outputs character information of the first region, the character information being recognized in accordance with the erecting direction of the image obtained from the image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Oya, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Shigeru Okada, Shintaro Adachi, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Akane Yoshizaki
  • Patent number: 10460697
    Abstract: A circuit device 500 includes a comparator circuit CP and a switching circuit SW. The switching circuit SW supplies a detection voltage Vdet that is based on a result of detection from the environment sensor to a first input terminal Tin1 of the comparator circuit CP and a reference voltage Vref to a second input terminal Tin2 of the comparator circuit CP during a first period out of a detection period, and supplies the reference voltage Vref to the first input terminal Tin1 and the detection voltage Vdet to the second input terminal Tin2 during a second period out of the detection period. TB>TA is satisfied, where TA denotes a duration of the detection period, and TB denotes a duration of a period from an end of a first detection period to a start of a second detection period that is subsequent to the first detection period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeru Okada
  • Publication number: 20190325245
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an extraction unit that extracts object information from an image including an object to be read having a predetermined size; a cutting unit that cuts out a first area including at least a part of the object to be read from the image; and a changing unit that changes the first area such that an area having a background color different from a background color of the image is included, from the first area, when the first area cut out by the cutting unit has a size different from the predetermined size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi SHIMIZU, Akane ABE, Kazuhiro OYA, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Shigeru OKADA, Shintaro ADACHI, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI, Shinya NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190325210
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first designation unit, a second designation unit, a position acquisition unit, a memory, and an extraction unit. The first designation unit designates an extensive area from a first read image, the extensive area including an output area and an object area. The second designation unit designates the output area from the designated extensive area. The position acquisition unit acquires positional information regarding the extensive area with respect to the first read image and positional information regarding the output area with respect to the extensive area. The memory stores the positional information regarding the extensive area and the positional information regarding the output area. The extraction unit identifies a position of the extensive area in a second read image in a format identical to a format of the first read image on a basis of the positional information regarding the extensive area stored by the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Shintaro ADACHI, Shigeru OKADA, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kazuhiro OYA, Shinya NAKAMURA, Akane ABE
  • Patent number: 10430963
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a punch hole trace detection unit that detects a punch hole trace from an input image, a line segment detection unit that detects a line segment which is positioned in a vicinity of the detected punch hole trace, and a punch hole trace processing unit that performs processing on the punch hole trace on the basis of a result of the detection by the line segment detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akane Yoshizaki, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Kazuhiro Oya, Shigeru Okada, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Shintaro Adachi
  • Publication number: 20190230233
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a layout analyzing part that executes layout analysis for image data, an extraction part that extracts a diagrammatic representation from the image data by using a result of the layout analysis, a character recognizing part that executes character recognition for a partial area having a high probability of presence of a character string in a relationship with the extracted diagrammatic representation, and an erecting direction deciding part that decides an erecting direction of the image data by using a result of the character recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro OYA, Akane ABE, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Shigeru OKADA, Shintaro ADACHI, Shinya NAKAMURA