Patents by Inventor Toshihiko Shibusawa

Toshihiko Shibusawa 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: 10908071
    Abstract: An environmental measurement system includes a moving apparatus and an output unit. The moving apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires information on environmental factors, and the moving apparatus is capable of autonomously moving in a predefined region. The output unit outputs an environmental factor distribution in the region, and the environmental factor distribution has been calculated on the basis of the information on environmental factors acquired by the moving apparatus and location information of the moving apparatus at the time the information on environmental factors was acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Tsubota, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Masatoshi Maruo, Yasuharu Sakurai, Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Naoya Ogata, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10642281
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a request receiving robot and a service providing robot. The request receiving robot includes a floating unit configured to float in air, a recognition unit configured to recognize a service providing request by a user, and a transmitter configured to transmit the recognized service providing request. The service providing robot includes a receiver configured to receive the service providing request transmitted by the request receiving robot, a moving unit configured to move the service providing robot to the user who makes the service providing request as a destination according to the received service providing request, and a service providing unit configured to provide a service to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Maruo, Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Hajime Kajiyama, Akira Ichikawa, Naoya Ogata, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200130183
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives a request for providing a service, a notifying unit that notifies a client that the request is received by performing an operation oriented toward the client who has made the request, a moving unit that moves toward a user designated as a receiver of the service in accordance with the request, and a providing unit that provides the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Masatoshi MARUO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10562184
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives designation of a destination region including a destination, a moving unit that moves toward the destination region, and a seeking unit that seeks a client after movement toward the destination region starts. The moving unit moves toward the sought client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Masatoshi Maruo, Hirokazu Tsubota, Yasuharu Sakurai, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10556339
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives a request for providing a service, a notifying unit that notifies a client that the request is received by performing an operation oriented toward the client who has made the request, a moving unit that moves toward a user designated as a receiver of the service in accordance with the request, and a providing unit that provides the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Hajime Kajiyama, Akira Ichikawa, Naoya Ogata, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Masatoshi Maruo, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10528543
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes a moving unit, an obtaining unit, and a presenting unit. The moving unit causes the information providing apparatus to move toward a specified destination or along a predetermined route. The obtaining unit obtains information associated with a user located around a current position of the information providing apparatus in accordance with moving of the moving unit. The presenting unit presents the information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Ogata, Masatoshi Maruo, Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Hajime Kajiyama, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190146964
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes a moving unit, an obtaining unit, and a presenting unit. The moving unit causes the information providing apparatus to move toward a specified destination or along a predetermined route. The obtaining unit obtains information associated with a user located around a current position of the information providing apparatus in accordance with moving of the moving unit. The presenting unit presents the information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya OGATA, Masatoshi MARUO, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10169340
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes a moving unit, an obtaining unit, and a presenting unit. The moving unit causes the information providing apparatus to move toward a specified destination or along a predetermined route. The obtaining unit obtains information associated with a user located around a current position of the information providing apparatus in accordance with moving of the moving unit. The presenting unit presents the information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Ogata, Masatoshi Maruo, Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Hajime Kajiyama, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180267963
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes a moving unit, an obtaining unit, and a presenting unit. The moving unit causes the information providing apparatus to move toward a specified destination or along a predetermined route. The obtaining unit obtains information associated with a user located around a current position of the information providing apparatus in accordance with moving of the moving unit. The presenting unit presents the information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya OGATA, Masatoshi MARUO, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180259443
    Abstract: An environmental measurement system includes a moving apparatus and an output unit. The moving apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires information on environmental factors, and the moving apparatus is capable of autonomously moving in a predefined region. The output unit outputs an environmental factor distribution in the region, and the environmental factor distribution has been calculated on the basis of the information on environmental factors acquired by the moving apparatus and location information of the moving apparatus at the time the information on environmental factors was acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu TSUBOTA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Masatoshi MARUO, Yasuharu SAKURAI, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180259973
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a request receiving robot and a service providing robot. The request receiving robot includes a floating unit configured to float in air, a recognition unit configured to recognize a service providing request by a user, and a transmitter configured to transmit the recognized service providing request. The service providing robot includes a receiver configured to receive the service providing request transmitted by the request receiving robot, a moving unit configured to move the service providing robot to the user who makes the service providing request as a destination according to the received service providing request, and a service providing unit configured to provide a service to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi MARUO, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180009107
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives a request for providing a service, a notifying unit that notifies a client that the request is received by performing an operation oriented toward the client who has made the request, a moving unit that moves toward a user designated as a receiver of the service in accordance with the request, and a providing unit that provides the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Masatoshi MARUO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180011492
    Abstract: A service providing device includes a mobile unit, a providing unit, and an obtaining unit. The mobile unit moves to a destination. The providing unit moves together with the mobile unit and provides a service. The obtaining unit obtains information at a destination at which the providing unit provides a service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime KAJIYAMA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Naoya OGATA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Masatoshi MARUO, Hirokazu TSUBOTA, Yasuharu SAKURAI, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180009108
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives designation of a destination region including a destination, a moving unit that moves toward the destination region, and a seeking unit that seeks a client after movement toward the destination region starts. The moving unit moves toward the sought client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Naoya OGATA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Masatoshi MARUO, Hirokazu TSUBOTA, Yasuharu SAKURAI, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 8860961
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a plurality of labels; a plurality of pieces of setting information which is associated with the respective labels, and each piece of setting information including a setting item related to processing of a device and setting content corresponding to the setting item; an identification section that, when the processing of the device is executed, acquires information for identifying one of the plurality of labels, and identifies the one of the plurality of labels from the information; and an application section that applies setting information associated with the one of the plurality of labels identified by the identification section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiko Shibusawa
  • Patent number: 8400691
    Abstract: An image-processing apparatus includes: a memory that stores a red color range occurring within a color space; an acquiring unit that acquires image data representing an image containing text; and a generating unit that generates, based on the image data acquired by the acquiring unit, image data in which a pattern image is disposed in a region containing text whose color is within the red color range, the pattern image having a first transmittance in a case that a size of the region is greater than or equal to a threshold, the pattern image having a second transmittance that is smaller than the first transmittance in a case that the size of the region is smaller than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiko Shibusawa
  • Patent number: 8390907
    Abstract: An image-processing device includes: a memory that stores a color range within a color space; an acquisition unit that acquires image data; and a generating unit that generates image data in which an image represented by the image data acquired by the acquisition unit has been subjected to an operation to change a color of an image area of the image having a color falling within the color range into black, and an operation to add a black image beside the image area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiko Shibusawa
  • Publication number: 20110096358
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a plurality of labels; a plurality of pieces of setting information which is associated with the respective labels, and each piece of setting information including a setting item related to processing of a device and setting content corresponding to the setting item; an identification section that, when the processing of the device is executed, acquires information for identifying one of the plurality of labels, and identifies the one of the plurality of labels from the information; and an application section that applies setting information associated with the one of the plurality of labels identified by the identification section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA
  • Publication number: 20100245861
    Abstract: An image-processing device includes: a memory that stores a color range within a color space; an acquisition unit that acquires image data; and a generating unit that generates image data in which an image represented by the image data acquired by the acquisition unit has been subjected to an operation to change a color of an image area of the image having a color falling within the color range into black, and an operation to add a black image beside the image area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA
  • Publication number: 20100245863
    Abstract: An image-processing apparatus includes: a memory that stores a red color range occurring within a color space; an acquiring unit that acquires image data representing an image containing text; and a generating unit that generates, based on the image data acquired by the acquiring unit, image data in which a pattern image is disposed in a region containing text whose color is within the red color range, the pattern image having a first transmittance in a case that a size of the region is greater than or equal to a threshold, the pattern image having a second transmittance that is smaller than the first transmittance in a case that the size of the region is smaller than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA