Patents by Inventor Takahiro Minami

Takahiro Minami 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: 20210368054
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image reading device and a control device. The image reading device performs image reading of an original document to generate a read image. The control device includes a processor and functions, through the processor operating in accordance with a control program, as an edge shape detector and a missing part determiner. The edge shape detector uses as a target image the read image or an image obtained by subjecting the read image to predetermined image processing and detects an edge shape of at least one of a leading edge and a trailing edge of a document image corresponding to the original document in the target image. The missing part determiner determines, based on the detected edge shape, whether or not a missing part of the document image has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takahiro MINAMI
  • Patent number: 11089182
    Abstract: A character area is identified in each page by detecting an area in which edge pixels continue in an edge image generated based on each page of a target image. A method of compressing data of each page of the target image is selected based on a ratio of the character area to each page of the edge image. First page data is generated by combining: outlined data of the character area of each page of the target image for which the first compression method has been selected; and compressed data of a background area other than the character area. Second page data is generated by compressing all data of each page of the target image for which the second compression method has been selected, and document data of the plurality of pages is generated by combining the first page data and the second page data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takahiro Minami
  • Publication number: 20210075935
    Abstract: A character area is identified in each page by detecting an area in which edge pixels continue in an edge image generated based on each page of a target image. A method of compressing data of each page of the target image is selected based on a ratio of the character area to each page of the edge image. First page data is generated by combining: outlined data of the character area of each page of the target image for which the first compression method has been selected; and compressed data of a background area other than the character area. Second page data is generated by compressing all data of each page of the target image for which the second compression method has been selected, and document data of the plurality of pages is generated by combining the first page data and the second page data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventor: Takahiro Minami
  • Patent number: 10476966
    Abstract: A portable communication terminal transmits a control instruction for an electronic apparatus. The portable communication terminal includes a terminal communication unit, an inclination detecting unit, a terminal storage unit, and a terminal controller. The terminal communication unit communicates with the electronic apparatus. The inclination detecting unit detects an inclination of a base of the portable communication terminal with respect to a predetermined reference direction and a direction of the inclination. The terminal storage unit stores the control instruction associated in advance with the inclination direction. The terminal controller controls the terminal communication unit, the inclination detecting unit, and the terminal storage unit. When the inclination detecting unit detects that the base is inclined with respect to the predetermined reference direction, the terminal controller causes the terminal communication unit to transmit the control instruction to the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiichi Kantake, Takahiro Minami
  • Patent number: 10158683
    Abstract: An information sharing system includes a group management server and at least one terminal. The group management server includes a mark generating circuit that generates a group ID for uniquely identifying a group. The terminal includes a mark analysis circuit that analyzes the imaged mark; and a second communication control circuit that controls the second communication circuit to communicate with the group management server and the file server, and sends a request for the user ID stored in the second storage circuit based on the analysis results to join the group indicated by the group ID. The shared folder management circuit of the group management server set an access right for the received user ID on the shared folder when receiving the request from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Yuki, Takahiro Minami, Daisuke Yoshida, Satoshi Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20180139284
    Abstract: A portable communication terminal transmits a control instruction for an electronic apparatus. The portable communication terminal includes a terminal communication unit, an inclination detecting unit, a terminal storage unit, and a terminal controller. The terminal communication unit communicates with the electronic apparatus. The inclination detecting unit detects an inclination of a base of the portable communication terminal with respect to a predetermined reference direction and a direction of the inclination. The terminal storage unit stores the control instruction associated in advance with the inclination direction. The terminal controller controls the terminal communication unit, the inclination detecting unit, and the terminal storage unit. When the inclination detecting unit detects that the base is inclined with respect to the predetermined reference direction, the terminal controller causes the terminal communication unit to transmit the control instruction to the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: KIICHI KANTAKE, TAKAHIRO MINAMI
  • Patent number: 9671988
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a storage portion, a preview image generating circuit, an output image generating circuit, a data information obtaining circuit, and a display circuit. The storage portion stores image data that is an output target. The preview image generating circuit generates a preview image from the image data based on an output setting. The output image generating circuit generates an output image from the image data based on the output setting. The data information obtaining circuit obtains data information from output image data of the output image, and discards the output image data from which the data information was obtained. The display circuit displays the data information together with the preview image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Minami, Yasuhide Sato, Akira Yuki, Yoshihiko Arai
  • Patent number: 9538024
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a storage circuit, a communication circuit, a reading instruction circuit, a target-selection accepting circuit, a scanned-image data acquiring circuit, and a combined image data generating circuit. The reading instruction circuit instructs the scanner to read the document image. The target-selection accepting circuit accepts selection of target image data from the image data inside the storage circuit. The scanned-image data acquiring circuit acquires the scanned-image data from the scanner. The scanned-image data is generated by the reading of the document image by the scanner. The combined image data generating circuit generates single combined image data with a plurality of pages by combining the scanned image data with the target image data, and acquires the combined image data instead of the scanned image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Minami, Akira Yuki, Daisuke Yoshida, Satoshi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 9521273
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a communication circuit, a storage circuit, a communications control circuit, a spool circuit, a RIP processing circuit, a matching circuit, and a grouping circuit. The RIP processing circuit rasterizes the stored one or more pieces of document data to generate one or more pieces of rasterized data. The matching circuit performs matching processing of the generated one or more pieces of rasterized data. The grouping circuit groups pieces of rasterized data with an identical content one another among the one or more pieces of rasterized data based on the result of the matching processing. The communications control circuit transmits the grouped one or more pieces of rasterized data to an image forming apparatus by each of the groups via the communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Yoshida, Satoshi Kawakami, Takahiro Minami, Akira Yuki
  • Publication number: 20160350044
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a storage portion, a preview image generating circuit, an output image generating circuit, a data information obtaining circuit, and a display circuit. The storage portion stores image data that is an output target. The preview image generating circuit generates a preview image from the image data based on an output setting. The output image generating circuit generates an output image from the image data based on the output setting. The data information obtaining circuit obtains data information from output image data of the output image, and discards the output image data from which the data information was obtained. The display circuit displays the data information together with the preview image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Takahiro Minami, Yasuhide Sato, Akira Yuki, Yoshihiko Arai
  • Publication number: 20160191728
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a storage circuit, a communication circuit, a reading instruction circuit, a target-selection accepting circuit, a scanned-image data acquiring circuit, and a combined image data generating circuit. The reading instruction circuit instructs the scanner to read the document image. The target-selection accepting circuit accepts selection of target image data from the image data inside the storage circuit. The scanned-image data acquiring circuit acquires the scanned-image data from the scanner. The scanned-image data is generated by the reading of the document image by the scanner. The combined image data generating circuit generates single combined image data with a plurality of pages by combining the scanned image data with the target image data, and acquires the combined image data instead of the scanned image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro MINAMI, Akira YUKI, Daisuke YOSHIDA, Satoshi KAWAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20160156791
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a communication circuit, a storage circuit, a communications control circuit, a spool circuit, a RIP processing circuit, a matching circuit, and a grouping circuit. The RIP processing circuit rasterizes the stored one or more pieces of document data to generate one or more pieces of rasterized data. The matching circuit performs matching processing of the generated one or more pieces of rasterized data. The grouping circuit groups pieces of rasterized data with an identical content one another among the one or more pieces of rasterized data based on the result of the matching processing. The communications control circuit transmits the grouped one or more pieces of rasterized data to an image forming apparatus by each of the groups via the communication circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke YOSHIDA, Satoshi KAWAKAMI, Takahiro MINAMI, Akira YUKI
  • Patent number: 9354836
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming system that has a portable terminal and an image forming apparatus. The portable terminal includes a preview image data request notice transmitting circuit, a preview image data receiving circuit, a preview image display circuit, a preview image confirmation input circuit, and a preview image data deletion notice transmitting circuit. The image forming apparatus includes a preview image data request notice receiving circuit, a preview image data generating circuit, a preview image data transmission circuit, a preview image data deletion notice receiving circuit, and an image forming apparatus preview image data deletion circuit. The portable terminal transmits a preview image data deletion notice to an image forming apparatus, when it inputs that the preview image is confirmed. Then, the image forming apparatus deletes preview image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawakami, Akira Yuki, Takahiro Minami, Daisuke Yoshida, Masaya Okuda, Yoshitaka Matsuki, Yuri Moritani, Tsuyoshi Nitta
  • Publication number: 20160134669
    Abstract: An information sharing system includes a group management server and at least one terminal. The group management server includes a mark generating circuit that generates a group ID for uniquely identifying a group. The terminal includes a mark analysis circuit that analyzes the imaged mark; and a second communication control circuit that controls the second communication circuit to communicate with the group management server and the file server, and sends a request for the user ID stored in the second storage circuit based on the analysis results to join the group indicated by the group ID. The shared folder management circuit of the group management server set an access right for the received user ID on the shared folder when receiving the request from the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Akira Yuki, Takahiro Minami, Daisuke Yoshida, Satoshi Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20150277834
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming system that has a portable terminal and an image forming apparatus. The portable terminal includes a preview image data request notice transmitting circuit, a preview image data receiving circuit, a preview image display circuit, a preview image confirmation input circuit, and a preview image data deletion notice transmitting circuit. The image forming apparatus includes a preview image data request notice receiving circuit, a preview image data generating circuit, a preview image data transmission circuit, a preview image data deletion notice receiving circuit, and an image forming apparatus preview image data deletion circuit. The portable terminal transmits a preview image data deletion notice to an image forming apparatus, when it inputs that the preview image is confirmed. Then, the image forming apparatus deletes preview image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi KAWAKAMI, Akira YUKI, Takahiro MINAMI, Daisuke YOSHIDA, Masaya OKUDA, Yoshitaka MATSUKI, Yuri MORITANI, Tsuyoshi NITTA
  • Publication number: 20140063564
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image reading unit, a character stamp information reception unit receiving the input of character stamp information, a manuscript character information extraction unit, and an information-added image data generation unit. The information-added image data generation unit generates information-added image data serving as data where meta-information and a stamped image are caused to make a set. The meta-information is information where the character stamp information received by the character stamp information reception unit is added to manuscript character information extracted by the manuscript character information extraction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Kycera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Minami, Shuji Yamashita
  • Patent number: D676364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamada, Takahiro Minami, Noriyuki Nakamura, Junichi Toura
  • Patent number: D681528
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamada, Takahiro Minami, Tetsuya Nakagawa, Noriyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: D681529
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Minami, Noriyuki Nakamura, Junichi Toura
  • Patent number: D708097
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Minami, Liang Gao, ByungKang Cho