Takumi Otani 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).
Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes: an acquisition unit that acquires body surface temperatures of a user of an airplane measured at procedure places of a plurality of procedures imposed on the user at a departure airport; and a determination unit that determines whether the user is allowed to board the airplane based on the plurality of body surface temperatures acquired from the user.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes: an identifying unit that identifies a person with fever at an airport; and a generating unit that generates statistical information related to the person with fever based on user information acquired from the person with fever.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes: an acquisition unit that acquires health information on users who boarded an airplane and seat information on the airplane; a first identifying unit that identifies a first person out of the users based on the health information, the first person having contracted an infectious disease; and a second identifying unit that identifies a second person out of the users based on the seat information, the second person being suspected of having the infectious disease infected from the first person in the airplane.
Abstract: A server device includes a reception unit, an authentication unit, a storage unit, and a generating unit. The reception unit receives an authentication request including biometric information of a person to be authenticated, from a terminal that has acquired the biometric information of the person to be authenticated, out of a plurality of terminals. The authentication unit performs biometric authentication using the biometric information of the person to be authenticated, and biometric information of each of a plurality of users registered in advance. With regard to an authentication-successful person for which biometric authentication is successful, the storage unit stores the biometric information registered in advance and detailed information of authentication results in a correlated manner. The detailed information of authentication results includes biometric information acquired by the terminal that is the transmission source of the authentication request.
Abstract: A gate apparatus (10) includes an acquisition unit (102) acquiring an image captured by a camera (5) provided at a side of an aisle through which a person whose personal identification is required passes and a processing unit (104) causing an authentication apparatus (50) to execute authentication processing on a predetermined region in the acquired image.
Abstract: Provided is a server device that can detect mis-authentication during biological authentication. The server device includes an acquisition unit and an authentication unit. The acquisition unit acquires biological information for a person to be authenticated from a terminal. The authentication unit performs biological authentication that uses the biological information for the person to be authenticated and pre-registered biological information for each of a plurality of users. When the biological authentication has been successful, the authentication unit transmits biological information registered for the successfully authenticated person and information about a flight of the successfully authenticated person to the terminal.
Abstract: Provided is a server device that achieves highly accurate biometric authentication. This server device includes a management unit, and a processing unit. The management unit manages a database that stores biometric information about each of a plurality of users. The processing unit processes an authentication request from each of a plurality of terminals, including a gate device at a final stage of a series of procedures, with reference to the database. When a first user who has succeeded in authentication passes through the gate device, the management unit invalidates an entry of the first user stored in the database.
Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus includes a cap, a control unit, and a recording unit having nozzle arrays each including a plurality of nozzles for ejecting ink in an image recording operation. The cap receives ink preliminarily ejected from the recording unit. The control unit controls an ejection operation to eject ink in response to receiving a recording command to cause an amount of ink ejected from a first nozzle group in a first preliminary ejection executed prior to the recording operation of the image to be smaller than an amount of ink ejected from a second nozzle group different from the first nozzle group in a second preliminary ejection executed prior to the recording operation of the image in a case where the recording command includes an instruction for recording the image by using the second nozzle group without using the first nozzle group among the plurality of nozzles.
Abstract: Provided is an authentication system that improves user convenience. This authentication system includes at least one first terminal, a plurality of second terminals, and a server device. The first terminal is capable of providing services using a biometric authentication function or non-biometric authentication function. Each of the second terminals is capable of switching between a biometric authentication function and a non-biometric authentication function and capable of providing services using the biometric authentication function or non-biometric authentication function. The server device is connected to the first terminal and the plurality of second terminals. The server device calculates the rate of usage of a biometric authentication function by the at least one first terminal. The server device determines an operation mode for at least one of the plurality of second terminals on the basis of the calculated rate of usage.
Abstract: A recording apparatus includes an ink tank, a carriage, a recording head mounted on the carriage, a carriage control unit, and a supply tube connected to the recording head and the ink tank and including a bent portion that moves with carriage movement. The carriage control unit moves the carriage in predetermined directions to record on a recording medium. Assuming that, of an acceleration/deceleration area of a carriage moving area, an area in which pressure changes to decrease negative pressure in the recording head is a first area, and an area in which the pressure changes to increase the negative pressure in the recording head is a second area, the carriage control unit moves the carriage so that an absolute value of acceleration or deceleration of the carriage in the first area is less than an absolute value of acceleration or deceleration of the carriage in the second area.
Abstract: A program in the present invention causes a computer to perform: performing a first process for performing a predetermined process related to an aircraft boarding procedure and acquiring boarding reservation information on a user; when the process is completed, performing a second process for matching biometric information acquired from the user with passport biometric information included in passport information acquired from a passport of the user and, when a result of the matching of the biometric information with the passport biometric information is that the matching is successful, associating the passport information, the biometric information, and the boarding reservation information with each other; and performing a switching process for switching whether to perform the first process or the second process.
Abstract: A gate apparatus (100) is provided on a side of a passage (12), and includes an image capturing unit (102) that captures an image of a person who enters the passage (12) with an image capturing direction oblique with respect to a traveling direction in which a person passes through the passage (12), a half mirror (40) provided in front of the image capturing unit (102) in the image capturing direction of the image capturing unit (102), and a transmission unit (104) that transmits the image captured by the image capturing unit (102) to a face authentication apparatus 50.
Abstract: A scheduled boarding time acquiring unit acquires a scheduled boarding time of an airport user. A security checkpoint arrival time calculating unit calculates, based on the scheduled boarding time, a security checkpoint arrival time at which the airport user arrives at a security checkpoint. A security checkpoint congestion predicting unit acquires a time series prediction of congestion at the security checkpoint. A privilege determining unit determines, based on the security checkpoint arrival time and the time series prediction of congestion at the security checkpoint, privilege information to be issued to the airport user and its validity period. A privilege issuing unit issues, to the airport user, the privilege information determined by the privilege determining unit.
Abstract: An arrival time acquisition unit acquires a time at which a user has arrived at an airport. A length of stay information generation unit calculates a length of stay based on the time at which the user has arrived and a scheduled boarding time of an aircraft on which the user is scheduled to board and generates length of stay information including the length of stay. A behavioral characteristic estimation unit estimates a behavioral characteristic of the user based on the generated length of stay information and a behavioral characteristic table. A benefit determination unit refers to a benefit information table and determines benefit information to be distributed to the user based on the estimated behavioral characteristic. A benefit transmission unit transmits the determined benefit information to a terminal apparatus carried by the user.
Abstract: An ink jet recording method of the present invention includes a fixing step under the following condition (1) or (2) when on a recording medium, an image including an image part formed of colored ink and an image part formed of transparent ink is fixed: T1>MFT1>MFT2 and MFT1>T2>MFT2??(1) T1>MFT2>MFT1 and MFT2>T2>MFT1.??(2) MFT1: Minimum film forming temperature of colored ink MFT2: Minimum film forming temperature of transparent ink T1: Temperature of fixing member when image is heated and pressed T2: Temperature of fixing member when image is separated from fixing member.
Abstract: The present disclosure provides an information processing apparatus, a notification method, and a non-transitory computer readable medium that can contribute to relief from congestion in an airport facility. The information processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a position of a user and reservation information of an aircraft which the user plans to board; a calculation unit configured to calculate, based on the reservation information, a travel time including a spare time for a scheduled boarding time of the aircraft corresponding to a mode of transportation and a travel route from the position to a scheduled boarding place of the aircraft; and a notification unit configured to notify the user of the travel time corresponding to the mode of transportation and the travel route.
Abstract: An ink jet recording method of the present invention includes a step of applying a reaction liquid onto a transfer body, an ink image forming step, a liquid removing step of bringing a porous body of a liquid absorbing member into contact with the ink image on the transfer body to remove 70% by mass or more of the liquid component from the ink image, a transfer step, and a smoothing step of bringing a fixing member into contact with the ink image on the recording medium, heating and pressing the ink image at a temperature not less than the softening point of the resin to smooth the surface of the ink image, and releasing the heated and pressed ink image from the fixing member at a temperature less than the softening point of the resin.
Abstract: An ink jet recording method of the present invention includes a fixing step under the following condition (1) or (2) when on a recording medium, an image including an image part formed of colored ink and an image part formed of transparent ink is fixed: T1>MFT1>MFT2 and MFT1>T2>MFT2??(1) T1>MFT2>MFT1 and MFT2>T2>MFT1.
Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus of the present invention includes an image forming unit which forms an ink image by discharging and applying ink containing at least a resin and a liquid component as an ink droplet onto a transfer body, a liquid removing unit which removes the liquid component in the ink image, a transfer unit which transfers removes the image, from which the liquid component is removed, onto a recording medium, a fixing unit which performs heating and pressing fixing on the image formed on the recording medium by pressing a fixing substrate, a liquid adhesion determination unit which determines whether a liquid adheres to a surface of the fixing substrate, and a liquid removing condition changing unit which changes a liquid removing condition of the liquid removing unit based on the determination result of the liquid adhesion determination unit.
Abstract: Provided is a highly reliable ink jet recording apparatus capable of preventing the occurrence of image defects. The ink jet recording apparatus includes a liquid absorbing device including a porous body configured to absorb/remove an aqueous liquid component from an image containing the aqueous liquid component and a coloring material, a heat drying device configured to perform a heat drying treatment of the image after being subjected to the liquid absorption treatment, a temperature measuring device configured to measure the temperature of the image after being subjected to the heat drying treatment with the heat drying device, and a determination unit configured to determine the state of the liquid absorbing device from the measured temperature.