Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Suzuki

Tomohiro Suzuki 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: 20200369049
    Abstract: A roll sheet, in which a continuous sheet is wound in a roll form, is caused to rotate in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. First and second sensors are arranged at positions facing an outer circumferential surface of the roll sheet and deviated in an axis line direction of the roll sheet. Outputs of the first and second sensors are changed in accordance with a distance to a sheet of the roll sheet. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from a forward direction to a reverse direction on the basis of the outputs of the first and second sensors while the roll sheet is being rotated in the reverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Midori Yasuda, Yuki Kamio, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10829329
    Abstract: A sheet supplying apparatus, which is capable of winding a sheet tightly, includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a sensor that detects a leading end portion of the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, and a contact body that presses the outer circumferential surface. Before the sheet is fed, in a state in which the contact body presses the outer circumferential surface, the driving unit causes the roll to continuously rotate in the second direction until a detection cycle of the leading end portion by the sensor is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200288096
    Abstract: An image capturing unit captures an image including an embedded image that is printed on the basis of image data in which at least a color component has been modulated according to additional information. An adjustment unit adjusts a white balance of the image captured by the image capturing unit on the basis of an adjustment value associated with the embedded image. A processing unit processes image data of the image captured by the image capturing unit whose white balance has been adjusted by the adjustment unit to read the additional information in the image captured by the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakai, Mitsuru Uratani, Yuki Ishida, Yuki Omagari, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10766279
    Abstract: A roll sheet, in which a continuous sheet is wound in a roll form, is caused to rotate in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. First and second sensors are arranged at positions facing an outer circumferential surface of the roll sheet and deviated in an axis line direction of the roll sheet. Outputs of the first and second sensors are changed in accordance with a distance to a sheet of the roll sheet. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from a forward direction to a reverse direction on the basis of the outputs of the first and second sensors while the roll sheet is being rotated in the reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Midori Yasuda, Yuki Kamio, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200251108
    Abstract: An agent system includes: a recognizer configured to recognize speech including speech contents of an occupant in a mobile object; an acquirer configured to acquire an image including the occupant; and an estimator configured to compare wording included in the speech contents of the occupant recognized by the recognizer with unclear information which is stored in a storage and includes wording making the speech contents unclear, to estimate a first direction which is a sight direction of the occupant or a second direction which is indicated by the occupant on the basis of the image acquired by the acquirer when the speech contents of the occupant includes unclear wording, and to estimate an object which is located in the estimated first direction or the estimated second direction. The recognizer is configured to recognize the speech contents of the occupant on the basis of the object estimated by the estimator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Junichiro Onaka, Koichi Tanizaki
  • Patent number: 10712978
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of performing a software program including a first program layer with an instruction set to be interpreted and performed by a processor and a second program layer with an instruction set compiled in advance by a unit other than the processor comprises a unit configured to transmit parameter information used for image processing from the first program layer to the second program layer, a unit configured to perform the image processing in the second program layer according to the parameter information, a display control unit configured to display an indicator for allowing a user to recognize that the image processing is in progress, and a unit configured to issue an instruction to control display of the indicator from the second program layer to the first program layer, the display control unit controls the display according to the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Kunieda, Naoki Sumi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Kiyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 10712287
    Abstract: An inspection device according to the present disclosure includes a detector for inspection that includes a plurality of pixels arranged on a light receiving surface and acquires image data by transferring charge produced by light received by the plurality of pixels in a transfer direction at a specified transfer timing, a light source that emits illumination light including pulsed light, a pulse enable circuit that controls emission timing for the light source to emit the illumination light based on the transfer timing, an illumination optical system that illuminates an object to be inspected with the illumination light, a condensing optical system that condenses, on the detector for inspection, light from the object to be inspected illuminated with the illumination light, and a processing unit that inspects the object to be inspected by using the image data of the object to be inspected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LASERTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayasu Nishizawa, Haruhiko Kusunose, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10715697
    Abstract: An image processing method includes: a first obtaining step of obtaining data of an image; a second obtaining step of obtaining additional information; a third obtaining step of obtaining information related to a printable area of a print medium on which the image based on the data obtained in the first obtaining step is printed; determining step of determining a position where the obtained additional information is embedded in the image on the basis of the information obtained in the third obtaining step; and embedding step of embedding the additional information with reference to the determined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Omagari, Mitsuru Uratani, Hiroyuki Sakai, Yuki Ishida, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200215832
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Patent number: 10703117
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Patent number: 10701330
    Abstract: An image capturing unit captures an image including an embedded image that is printed on the basis of image data in which at least a color component has been modulated according to additional information. An adjustment unit adjusts a white balance of the image captured by the image capturing unit on the basis of an adjustment value associated with the embedded image. A processing unit processes image data of the image captured by the image capturing unit whose white balance has been adjusted by the adjustment unit to read the additional information in the image captured by the image capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakai, Mitsuru Uratani, Yuki Ishida, Yuki Omagari, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200167100
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of performing a software program including a first program layer with an instruction set to be interpreted and performed by a processor and a second program layer with an instruction set compiled in advance by a unit other than the processor comprises a unit configured to transmit parameter information used for image processing from the first program layer to the second program layer, a unit configured to perform the image processing in the second program layer according to the parameter information, a display control unit configured to display an indicator for allowing a user to recognize that the image processing is in progress, and a unit configured to issue an instruction to control display of the indicator from the second program layer to the first program layer, the display control unit controls the display according to the instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Kunieda, Naoki Sumi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Kiyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 10620892
    Abstract: An embodiment of this invention solves memory shortage that occurs in enlargement processing of an image because a web application holds data of an image or the like not as binary data but as character string data. In the embodiment, a processor in an information processing apparatus executes a program including a first program layer with an instruction set to be interpreted and executed by the processor and a second program layer with an instruction set interpreted in advance by a unit other than the processor in the following way. That is, the first program layer draws an image, and divides and enlarges the drawn image using a memory. Image data of each of a plurality of images obtained by the division and enlargement is output from the second program layer to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Sumi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Kiyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 10597247
    Abstract: Automatic sheet feeding of an installed roll is performed more reliably. To this end, a leading end of a sheet is detected on the basis of a change in an output value of a sensor while causing a roll to rotate in a winding direction using a sensor capable of detecting a distance to the sheet separated from the roll. After the detection, the roll is caused to rotate in a feeding direction, and a feeding state of the sheet is determined on the basis of a change in the output value of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Masashi Kamada, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190387207
    Abstract: An image capturing unit captures an image including an embedded image that is printed on the basis of image data in which at least a color component has been modulated according to additional information. An adjustment unit adjusts a white balance of the image captured by the image capturing unit on the basis of an adjustment value associated with the embedded image. A processing unit processes image data of the image captured by the image capturing unit whose white balance has been adjusted by the adjustment unit to read the additional information in the image captured by the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakai, Mitsuru Uratani, Yuki Ishida, Yuki Omagari, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190354276
    Abstract: A playback system includes a display device and an information terminal adapted to communicate with the display device. The information terminal includes a processor and a recording medium storing instructions which when executed by the processor cause the processor to perform a process including displaying a first group of identification information items of content data stored in the information terminal in a first viewing area of a display screen, and displaying a second group of identification information items of the content data selected according to a selecting operation performed on the first group of identification information items displayed in the first viewing area in a second viewing area of the display screen at different times. The display device is adapted to play back the content data corresponding to the selected identification information items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruomi HIGASHI, Tomohiro SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10447984
    Abstract: An image capturing unit captures an image including an embedded image that is printed on the basis of image data in which at least a color component has been modulated according to additional information. An adjustment unit adjusts a white balance of the image captured by the image capturing unit on the basis of an adjustment value associated with the embedded image. A processing unit processes image data of the image captured by the image capturing unit whose white balance has been adjusted by the adjustment unit to read the additional information in the image captured by the image capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakai, Mitsuru Uratani, Yuki Ishida, Yuki Omagari, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10427431
    Abstract: A sheet supplying apparatus, in which a user can select either automatic sheet feeding or manual sheet feeding, includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a first sensor that detects a leading end portion of the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, a second sensor that detects the leading end portion which is manually set in a conveyance path by the user, and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not automatic sheet feeding is performed on the basis of a detection result of the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuichi Masuda, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10423347
    Abstract: The present invention allows reducing the possibility that an application operating in an information processing apparatus is erased from a memory upon its transfer to background. In a case where a predetermined application is executed in foreground, an OS is caused to execute predetermined processing by using a first size memory area, and in a case where the predetermined application is executed in the background, the OS is caused to execute the predetermined processing by using a second size memory area that is smaller than the first size memory area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Umeda, Tomohiro Suzuki, Naoki Sumi
  • Patent number: 10421299
    Abstract: In a sheet supply apparatus, a type of sheet to be used can be specified using a sensor that detects a sheet separated from a roll at the time of automatic sheet feeding. The sheet supplying apparatus includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a sensor that detects the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, and a specifying unit. In a case in which the sensor detects a leading end portion of the sheet while the roll is being rotated in the second direction, the driving unit changes a rotation direction of the roll from the second direction to the first direction and feeds the sheet, and the specifying unit is configured to specify a type of the sheet on the basis of an output of the sensor while the roll is being rotated in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Daikoku, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki