Patents by Inventor Toshiyuki Furuta

Toshiyuki Furuta 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: 20190171734
    Abstract: An information presentation device, system, and method. The information presentation system includes the information presentation device, a recognition unit, an extraction unit and an external search unit. The information presentation method includes searching information sources indicated in a plurality of search conditions for a keyword extracted from an utterance or an image displayed on a display and presenting each search result corresponding to each of the search conditions on the display in a discriminable form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiyuki FURUTA, Katsumi Kanasaki, Kiyohiko Shinomiya, Kai Yuu, Ryo Furutani
  • Publication number: 20130066495
    Abstract: A power supply control apparatus for an electric vehicle has its object to promote the continuation of a drive mode in which an engine is operated to charge a battery when a vehicle speed is not less than a predetermined vehicle speed, and suppress the transition to a drive mode in which the engine operates all the time regardless of the vehicle speed, thereby ensuing comfort in the vehicle compartment. A control unit (6) lowers a vehicle speed for starting engine activation (Vst) in an HEV mode 1 as an average value of vehicle speed (Vave) is smaller than a predetermined average value of vehicle speed (Vave-th), or a decrease amount of SOC of a battery (4) is not less than a predetermined amount and as the decrease amount thereof becomes larger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Furuta
  • Patent number: 7982141
    Abstract: A pen includes a first speaker that outputs a first signal and a second speaker that outputs a second signal. The first and second speakers are located away from a tip of the pen at respectively different locations. The second signal is delayed with respect to the first signal by a time shorter than a cycle of the first signal. An interpolation time is set between the times of generation of the first and second signals. Interpolated positions of the first and second speakers at the interpolation time are estimated, and position of the tip of the pen is calculated from the interpolated positions of the first and second speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Sadao Takahashi, Satoshi Suga, Toshiyuki Furuta, Tomohiko Beppu, Hirofumi Horikawa, Yuuta Hamada
  • Patent number: 7973960
    Abstract: A document processing system is disclosed that is capable of processing both fixed-format and unfixed-format hand written paper documents. The document processing system includes an encoding unit that encodes a sheet ID for identifying a hand written first document on a sheet to generate a coded sheet ID; a decoding unit that decodes the coded sheet ID; a document-sheet ID association unit that associates the sheet ID with a document ID assigned to a computerized second document; a printing unit that acquires the sheet ID and prints the coded sheet ID on the first document; a sheet ID management unit that manages the sheet ID; an information acquisition unit that acquires the sheet ID decoded by the decoding unit, and hand-written data from the first document on which the coded sheet ID is printed; and a process-sheet ID association unit that associates the sheet ID with a process ID of a process for processing the hand-written data acquired by the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Furuta, Tomohiko Beppu, Naoki Kozuka, Satoshi Suga, Sadao Takahashi, Yasuhiro Sato, Takashi Ohkuma, Yasuhiro Ono, Hirofumi Horikawa
  • Patent number: 7787712
    Abstract: An electronic document creating apparatus includes a document information obtaining device that obtains and inputs document identification information put on a sheet document. The document identification information specifies an electronic document stored in a folder. The electronic document serves as an output source of the sheet document. An electronic document extraction device is provided to extract an electronic document based on the document identification information. A new document creation device is provided to create a new electronic document by combining at least two electronic documents extracted by the electronic document extraction device. The new electronic document is stored in a folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadao Takahashi, Tomohiko Beppu, Hirofumi Horikawa, Yuuta Hamada, Satoshi Suga, Toshiyuki Furuta
  • Patent number: 7712664
    Abstract: A 2-dimensional code reading apparatus includes a code position detector receiving an input image that is formed by optically reading 2-dimensional codes, and extracting a 2-dimensional codes from the input image. A data acquisition unit acquires identification information of a document page and positional information of the 2-dimensional codes on the document page, from the 2-dimensional codes. A data decoder performs decoding of the identification information and the positional information. The code position detector is provided with a code frame detector detecting a code frame which defines a fixed region of the 2-dimensional codes, and determining a dot of a target pixel as being a corner dot of the code frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadao Takahashi, Taiga Asano, Makoto Yamasaki, Tomohiko Beppu, Toshiyuki Furuta, Nobuyuki Doi, Hitoshi Hattori
  • Publication number: 20090266508
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus for a fuel cell powered vehicle includes a first cooling passage for providing cooling water between a fuel cell and a first radiator and a second cooling passage for providing cooling water between electric apparatuses other than the fuel cell and a second radiator. The first radiator is arranged behind a front bumper and in a center portion in a vehicle width direction, a pair of radiators constructing the second radiator are arranged in side portions in the vehicle width direction from the first radiator and in a space surrounded by curved portions of the front bumper. When the vehicle is viewed from an upper direction, each second radiator is curved along an inner surface of the front bumper, and inner edge portions of the second radiators are coupled by a cooling water piping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Furuta
  • Publication number: 20090190168
    Abstract: A document processing system is disclosed that is capable of processing both fixed-format and unfixed-format hand written paper documents. The document processing system includes an encoding unit that encodes a sheet ID for identifying a hand written first document on a sheet to generate a coded sheet ID; a decoding unit that decodes the coded sheet ID; a document-sheet ID association unit that associates the sheet ID with a document ID assigned to a computerized second document; a printing unit that acquires the sheet ID and prints the coded sheet ID on the first document; a sheet ID management unit that manages the sheet ID; an information acquisition unit that acquires the sheet ID decoded by the decoding unit, and hand-written data from the first document on which the coded sheet ID is printed; and a process-sheet ID association unit that associates the sheet ID with a process ID of a process for processing the hand-written data acquired by the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Toshiyuki FURUTA, Tomohiko Beppu, Naoki Kozuka, Satoshi Suga, Sadao Takahashi, Yasuhiro Sato, Takashi Ohkuma, Yasuhiro Ono, Hirofumi Horikawa
  • Patent number: 7505160
    Abstract: A paper identification information management system includes a client apparatus that handles a sheet of paper bearing prescribed information, and a management server connected to the client apparatus via a network to comprehensively manage information about the paper handled in the client apparatus. The client apparatus transmits a paper ID request and document information to the management server via the network when carrying out a printing operation. Based on the paper ID request and the document information, the management server assigns a paper ID to each sheet of paper handled by the client apparatus. The management server then transmits the paper IDs to the client apparatus, and simultaneously, records the assigned paper IDs in association with the document information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Furuta, Taiga Asano, Tomohiko Beppu, Nobuyuki Doi, Hitoshi Hattori, Sadao Takahashi, Makoto Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 7489415
    Abstract: A document processing system is disclosed that is capable of processing both fixed-format and unfixed-format hand written paper documents. The document processing system includes an encoding unit that encodes a sheet ID for identifying a hand written first document on a sheet to generate a coded sheet ID; a decoding unit that decodes the coded sheet ID; a document-sheet ID association unit that associates the sheet ID with a document ID assigned to a computerized second document; a printing unit that acquires the sheet ID and prints the coded sheet ID on the first document; a sheet ID management unit that manages the sheet ID; an information acquisition unit that acquires the sheet ID decoded by the decoding unit, and hand-written data from the first document on which the coded sheet ID is printed; and a process-sheet ID association unit that associates the sheet ID with a process ID of a process for processing the hand-written data acquired by the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Furuta, Tomohiko Beppu, Naoki Kozuka, Satoshi Suga, Sadao Takahashi, Yasuhiro Sato, Takashi Ohkuma, Yasuhiro Ono, Hirofumi Horikawa
  • Publication number: 20070195370
    Abstract: A workflow system for performing a process according to information input to an electronic form from an input screen displaying the electronic form, and inputting handwritten information of a corresponding paper form to the electronic form is disclosed. Based on screen formation data used for forming the input screen, paper layout information defining the paper form corresponding to the input screen is generated. The paper form is printed based on the paper layout information together with a form ID identifying the electronic form. An image of the printed paper form to which handwritten information is added is input. The handwritten information and the form ID are extracted from the image of the paper form input, converted to electronic handwritten information, and input to the electronic form corresponding to the extracted form ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Satoshi Suga, Toshiyuki Furuta, Tomohiko Beppu, Sadao Takahashi, Hirofumi Horikawa, Yuuta Hamada
  • Publication number: 20070195070
    Abstract: A pen includes a first speaker that outputs a first signal and a second speaker that outputs a second signal. The first and second speakers are located away from a tip of the pen at respectively different locations. The second signal is delayed with respect to the first signal by a time shorter than a cycle of the first signal. An interpolation time is set between the times of generation of the first and second signals. Interpolated positions of the first and second speakers at the interpolation time are estimated, and position of the tip of the pen is calculated from the interpolated positions of the first and second speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Sadao Takahashi, Satoshi Suga, Toshiyuki Furuta, Tomohiko Beppu, Hirofumi Horikawa, Yuuta Hamada
  • Publication number: 20070076984
    Abstract: An electronic document creating apparatus includes a document information obtaining device that obtains and inputs document identification information put on a sheet document. The document identification information specifies an electronic document stored in a folder. The electronic document serves as an output source of the sheet document. An electronic document extraction device is provided to extract an electronic document based on the document identification information. A new document creation device is provided to create a new electronic document by combining at least two electronic documents extracted by the electronic document extraction device. The new electronic document is stored in a folder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Sadao Takahashi, Tomohiko Beppu, Hirofumi Horikawa, Yuuta Hamada, Satoshi Suga, Toshiyuki Furuta
  • Patent number: 7098898
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is constructed to include a plurality of information recording media respectively having a generally paper shape with an image display surface for displaying various information, a holding part which holds a holding portion of each of the information recording media which are stacked, an input part for accepting an input of various information by handwriting on an arbitrary one of the information recording media, a recognizing part for recognizing the identification information recorded on the arbitrary information recording medium, a storing part for storing the various information accepted by the input part and the identification information recognized by the recognizing part in an information storage medium by linking corresponding various information and identification information, and an output part for outputting the various information stored in the information storage medium with respect to a storage which stores various information at storage locations specified in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Hattori, Toshiyuki Furuta, Tomohiko Beppu
  • Publication number: 20060156234
    Abstract: One aspect of the current invention is related to updating an electronic source file based upon the edits made on a recording medium such as a print out. In other words, after the content of the source file is printed on a sheet of paper, when any edit is made to the printed sheet, the edit is automatically incorporated into the original source file without any human intervention to identify the edit or the original source file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Sadao Takahashi, Hitoshi Hattori, Taiga Asano, Nobuyuki Doi, Toshiyuki Furuta, Tomohiko Beppu, Makoto Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20060049260
    Abstract: A 2-dimensional code reading apparatus includes a code position detector receiving an input image that is formed by optically reading 2-dimensional codes, and extracting a 2-dimensional codes from the input image. A data acquisition unit acquires identification information of a document page and positional information of the 2-dimensional codes on the document page, from the 2-dimensional codes. A data decoder performs decoding of the identification information and the positional information. The code position detector is provided with a code frame detector detecting a code frame which defines a fixed region of the 2-dimensional codes, and determining a dot of a target pixel as being a corner dot of the code frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Sadao Takahashi, Taiga Asano, Makoto Yamasaki, Tomohiko Beppu, Toshiyuki Furuta, Nobuyuki Doi, Hitoshi Hattori
  • Patent number: 6974917
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is constructed to include a plurality of information recording media respectively having a generally paper shape with an image display surface for displaying various information, a holding part which holds a holding portion of each of the information recording media which are stacked, an input part for accepting an input of various information by handwriting on an arbitrary one of the information recording media, a recognizing part for recognizing the identification information recorded on the arbitrary information recording medium, a storing part for storing the various information accepted by the input part and the identification information recognized by the recognizing part in an information storage medium by linking corresponding various information and identification information, and an output part for outputting the various information stored in the information storage medium with respect to a storage which stores various information at storage locations specified in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Hattori, Toshiyuki Furuta, Tomohiko Beppu
  • Patent number: 6959866
    Abstract: A 2-dimensional code reading apparatus includes a code position detector receiving an input image that is formed by optically reading 2-dimensional codes, and extracting a 2-dimensional codes from the input image. A data acquisition unit acquires identification information of a document page and positional information of the 2-dimensional codes on the document page, from the 2-dimensional codes. A data decoder performs decoding of the identification information and the positional information. The code position detector is provided with a code frame detector detecting a code frame which defines a fixed region of the 2-dimensional codes, and determining a dot of a target pixel as being a corner dot of the code frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadao Takahashi, Taiga Asano, Makoto Yamasaki, Tomohiko Beppu, Toshiyuki Furuta, Nobuyuki Doi, Hitoshi Hattori
  • Publication number: 20050219616
    Abstract: A document processing system is disclosed that is capable of processing both fixed-format and unfixed-format hand written paper documents. The document processing system includes an encoding unit that encodes a sheet ID for identifying a hand written first document on a sheet to generate a coded sheet ID; a decoding unit that decodes the coded sheet ID; a document-sheet ID association unit that associates the sheet ID with a document ID assigned to a computerized second document; a printing unit that acquires the sheet ID and prints the coded sheet ID on the first document; a sheet ID management unit that manages the sheet ID; an information acquisition unit that acquires the sheet ID decoded by the decoding unit, and hand-written data from the first document on which the coded sheet ID is printed; and a process-sheet ID association unit that associates the sheet ID with a process ID of a process for processing the hand-written data acquired by the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Furuta, Tomohiko Beppu, Naoki Kozuka, Satoshi Suga, Sadao Takahashi, Yasuhiro Sato, Takashi Ohkuma, Yasuhiro Ono, Hirofumi Horikawa
  • Patent number: D510090
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Obara, Tomohiko Beppu, Hitoshi Hattori, Toshiyuki Furuta