Patents by Inventor Taisuke Omi

Taisuke Omi 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: 9007608
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an exposure glass on which an original is to be placed; a scanner cover to openably cover the exposure glass from above, a tip of the scanner cover is lifted to open the exposure glass; a document scanner to read a two-dimensional objet of the original on the exposure glass and output read image data; a camera unit to capture an image of a three-dimensional object of the original on the exposure glass and output captured image data; photography lighting equipment including movable light source unit to illuminate the three-dimensional object put when the camera unit captures the image of the three-dimensional object; an image forming unit to convert the read image data and the captured image data to form a printed image on a recording medium; and a setting controller to control a reading process, a capturing process, and an image forming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taisuke Omi, Masaaki Kawamura, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Tasuku Kohara, Tsuyoshi Endoh, Hiroshi Takeda
  • Patent number: 8831502
    Abstract: The height of an image reading unit or an operating panel in an image forming apparatus is adjusted to facilitate their operation depending on the physical characteristics of a user, such as his height or use of a wheel chair. A second operating panel and a second automatic document feeder (ADF) are disposed on the side of the image forming apparatus, so that a user on a wheel chair can access them easily. The second ADF houses plural sheet trays that are configured to open or close together. When the sheet trays are closed, a first operating panel disposed at the top of the apparatus is activated while the second operating panel on the side is deactivated. When the sheet trays are open, the second operating panel is activated while the first operating panel is deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tasuku Kohara, Takashi Inoue, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh
  • Patent number: 8780364
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a main body of the electronic apparatus; an operation unit including an operation block having a display unit, the operation block being detachable with respect to the main body of the electronic apparatus, and the operation block enabling at least a bidirectional wireless communication with the main body of the electronic apparatus; and a detection unit configured to detect relative positional information between the operation block and the main body of the electronic apparatus, when the operation block is detached from the main body of the electronic apparatus. The operation block being detached from the main body of the electronic apparatus is able to display information corresponding to the relative positional information on the display unit, in accordance with a condition of the main body of the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tasuku Kohara, Hiroshi Takeda, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh, Masaaki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 8711133
    Abstract: Provided are a control panel or a display as well as an image processing apparatus and an electronic calculating apparatus using the electronic device or the display, the electronic device and the display each using a light transmissive solar cell for electric power generation so as to allow a solar cell part and a display part to be disposed to overlap an input part so that a larger electric power than the conventional cases can be generated without increasing the size of the whole operation panel and the whole display. An electronic device of the present invention includes: a display part capable of electrically and magnetically changing a display region and displaying of a display content displayed in the display region; a solar cell part that transmits light in a visible light region; and an input part that detects whether or not any part of the display region is manipulated, and that transmits light in a visible light region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Imai, Taisuke Omi, Yoshiaki Nishizaki, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Tasuku Kohara, Tsuyoshi Endoh, Hiroshi Takeda, Hiroki Tsuruoka
  • Publication number: 20130314731
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an exposure glass on which an original is to be placed; a scanner cover to openably cover the exposure glass from above, a tip of the scanner cover is lifted to open the exposure glass; a document scanner to read a two-dimensional objet of the original on the exposure glass and output read image data; a camera unit to capture an image of a three-dimensional object of the original on the exposure glass and output captured image data; photography lighting equipment including movable light source unit to illuminate the three-dimensional object put when the camera unit captures the image of the three-dimensional object; an image forming unit to convert the read image data and the captured image data to form a printed image on a recording medium; and a setting controller to control a reading process, a capturing process, and an image forming process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taisuke OMI, Masaaki KAWAMURA, Kazuo KOIKE, Kenichi YAMADA, Tasuku KOHARA, Tsuyoshi ENDOH, Hiroshi TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 8553276
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a contact glass having a light control glass part having transmittance changeable by an applied voltage; a scanner part reading an original placed on an original placement surface of the contact glass and outputting image data in a storage part; a projector part projecting image information onto the contact glass from a side opposite to the original placement surface; and a control part controlling the voltage applied to the light controlling glass part. When the scanner part is operated, the control part causes the transmittance of the contact glass to increase and the projector part stops projecting the image information, and when the scanner part is not operated, the control part causes the transmittance of the contact glass to decrease and the projector part projects the image data stored in the storage part onto the contact glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tasuku Kohara, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh, Hiroshi Takeda, Hiroki Tsuruoka
  • Patent number: 8482518
    Abstract: An input apparatus for a user to input an instruction into a body apparatus is disclosed. The input apparatus includes: a projection unit configured to project images of a plurality of virtual keys onto a projection area on a floor surface; a position detection unit configured to detect position information of a foot of the user put on the projection area; and a key detection unit configured to detect a virtual key corresponding to a position of the foot of the user from among the virtual keys based on information on the images of the virtual keys and a result of detection by the position detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tasuku Kohara, Kenichi Yamada, Kazuo Koike, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh
  • Patent number: 8462393
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a scanner part reading an original on a contact glass, and a projector part projecting image information onto the contact glass as first image displaying. The projector part projects thumbnails or an image to have an image processing operation carried out or be printed. The display part carries out second image displaying obtained from reducing the first image displaying in size. At a time of the scanner part being operated, transmittance of the contact glass is increased and the projector part stops projecting the image information, and at a time of the scanner part not being operated, the transmittance of the contact glass is decreased and the projector part carries out the first image displaying. Setting of the image processing operation for the image data is reflected on the first image displaying and the second image displaying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tasuku Kohara, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh, Hiroshi Takeda, Hiroki Tsuruoka
  • Patent number: 8339358
    Abstract: An input apparatus for enabling a user to enter an instruction into a main apparatus has high durability and offers superior operability. The input apparatus includes a table device having a table with a variable size. An image of plural virtual keys that is adapted to the size of the table is projected by a projector unit onto the table. Position information about a finger of the user that is placed on the table is detected by a position detecting device contactlessly. One of the plural virtual keys that corresponds to the position of the finger of the user detected by the position detecting device is detected by a key detecting device based on information about the image of the plural virtual keys and a result of the detection made by the position detecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tasuku Kohara, Kenichi Yamada, Kazuo Koike, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh
  • Publication number: 20120200874
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a main body of the electronic apparatus; an operation unit including an operation block having a display unit, the operation block being detachable with respect to the main body of the electronic apparatus, and the operation block enabling at least a bidirectional wireless communication with the main body of the electronic apparatus; and a detection unit configured to detect relative positional information between the operation block and the main body of the electronic apparatus, when the operation block is detached from the main body of the electronic apparatus. The operation block being detached from the main body of the electronic apparatus is able to display information corresponding to the relative positional information on the display unit, in accordance with a condition of the main body of the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Tasuku KOHARA, Hiroshi Takeda, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh, Masaaki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 8085242
    Abstract: An input control device and an image forming apparatus capable of providing an easy-to-use operating environment even for a user having difficulties operating such conventional devices and apparatuses due to his/her height, color vision deficiency, weak vision, use of a wheelchair, and the like is disclosed. In the input control device, based on the detected distance between an instruction item on the display and an operation direction element (such as a user's finger), the display mode of the instruction item is changed (by, for example, changing positions, colors, and combinations). Further, as the operation direction element approaches, the size of the instruction item on the display becomes larger, thereby improving the operability especially for a user with color vision deficiency or weak vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Endoh, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Tasuku Kohara, Taisuke Omi, Takashi Inoue, Hiroki Tsuruoka, Yoshiaki Nishizaki
  • Publication number: 20110228347
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a scanner part reading an original on a contact glass, and a projector part projecting image information onto the contact glass as first image displaying. The projector part projects thumbnails or an image to have an image processing operation carried out or be printed. The display part carries out second image displaying obtained from reducing the first image displaying in size. At a time of the scanner part being operated, transmittance of the contact glass is increased and the projector part stops projecting the image information, and at a time of the scanner part not being operated, the transmittance of the contact glass is decreased and the projector part carries out the first image displaying. Setting of the image processing operation for the image data is reflected on the first image displaying and the second image displaying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Tasuku KOHARA, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh, Hiroshi Takeda, Hiroki Tsuruoka
  • Publication number: 20110228285
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a contact glass having a light control glass part having transmittance changeable by an applied voltage; a scanner part reading an original placed on an original placement surface of the contact glass and outputting image data in a storage part; a projector part projecting image information onto the contact glass from a side opposite to the original placement surface; and a control part controlling the voltage applied to the light controlling glass part. When the scanner part is operated, the control part causes the transmittance of the contact glass to increase and the projector part stops projecting the image information, and when the scanner part is not operated, the control part causes the transmittance of the contact glass to decrease and the projector part projects the image data stored in the storage part onto the contact glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Tasuku KOHARA, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh, Hiroshi Takeda, Hiroki Tsuruoka
  • Publication number: 20110221735
    Abstract: Provided are a control panel or a display as well as an image processing apparatus and an electronic calculating apparatus using the electronic device or the display, the electronic device and the display each using a light transmissive solar cell for electric power generation so as to allow a solar cell part and a display part to be disposed to overlap an input part so that a larger electric power than the conventional cases can be generated without increasing the size of the whole operation panel and the whole display. An electronic device of the present invention includes: a display part capable of electrically and magnetically changing a display region and displaying of a display content displayed in the display region; a solar cell part that transmits light in a visible light region; and an input part that detects whether or not any part of the display region is manipulated, and that transmits light in a visible light region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Akira IMAI, Taisuke Omi, Yoshiaki Nishizaki, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Tasuku Kohara, Tsuyoshi Endoh, Hiroshi Takeda, Hiroki Tsuruoka
  • Publication number: 20100182654
    Abstract: An image forming device including: a scanning device configured to acquire an image data of a manuscript; a processing device configured to form an image on a recording medium based on the image data; a main body of the image forming device having a first operation section configured to input an instruction to the image forming device; and a second operation section arranged at the main body of the image forming device. The image forming device acquires the image data of the manuscript and forms the image on the recording medium in accordance with an operation of at least one of the first and the second operation sections, the second operation section being operable at a low position compared to a position of the first operation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Tasuku Kohara, Takashi Inoue, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Taisuke Omi
  • Patent number: 7684721
    Abstract: In an image forming device which acquires image information of a document and forms an image on a recording sheet, an image forming device body has a first reading unit and a processing unit, wherein the first reading unit acquires image information of a document and the processing unit forms an image on a recording sheet based on the image information. An image input device has a second reading unit which acquires image information of a document. The image input device is arranged in the image forming device body at a position lower than a position of the first reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tasuku Kohara, Takashi Inoue, Hiroshi Takeda, Kenichi Yamada, Taisuke Omi, Kazuo Koike
  • Publication number: 20090316193
    Abstract: An input apparatus for a user to input an instruction into a body apparatus is disclosed. The input apparatus includes: a projection unit configured to project images of a plurality of virtual keys onto a projection area on a floor surface; a position detection unit configured to detect position information of a foot of the user put on the projection area; and a key detection unit configured to detect a virtual key corresponding to a position of the foot of the user from among the virtual keys based on information on the images of the virtual keys and a result of detection by the position detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Tasuku KOHARA, Kenichi Yamada, Kazuo Koike, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh
  • Publication number: 20090316954
    Abstract: An input apparatus for enabling a user to enter an instruction into a main apparatus has high durability and offers superior operability. The input apparatus includes a table device having a table with a variable size. An image of plural virtual keys that is adapted to the size of the table is projected by a projector unit onto the table. Position information about a finger of the user that is placed on the table is detected by a position detecting device contactlessly. One of the plural virtual keys that corresponds to the position of the finger of the user detected by the position detecting device is detected by a key detecting device based on information about the image of the plural virtual keys and a result of the detection made by the position detecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Tasuku Kohara, Kenichi Yamada, Kazuo Koike, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh
  • Publication number: 20090066644
    Abstract: An input control device and an image forming apparatus capable of proving an easy-to-use operating environment even for a user having difficulties operating such conventional devices and apparatuses due to his/her height, color vision deficiency, weak vision, use of a wheelchair, and the like is disclosed. In the input control device, based on the detected distance between an instruction item on the display and an operation direction means (such as a user's finger), the display mode of the instruction item is changed (by, for example, changing positions, colors, and combinations). Further, as the operation direction means approaches, the size of the instruction item on the display becomes larger, thereby improving the operability especially for a user with color vision deficiency or weak vision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Endoh, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Tasuku Kohara, Taisuke Omi, Takashi Inoue, Hiroki Tsuruoka, Yoshiaki Nishizaki
  • Publication number: 20090060612
    Abstract: The height of an image reading unit or an operating panel in an image forming apparatus is adjusted to facilitate their operation depending on the physical characteristics of a user, such as his height or use of a wheel chair. A second operating panel and a second automatic document feeder (ADF) are disposed on the side of the image forming apparatus, so that a user on a wheel chair can access them easily. The second ADF houses plural sheet trays that are configured to open or close together. When the sheet trays are closed, a first operating panel disposed at the top of the apparatus is activated while the second operating panel on the side is deactivated. When the sheet trays are open, the second operating panel is activated while the first operating panel is deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Tasuku Kohara, Takashi Inoue, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh