Patents by Inventor Yasuyuki Kamai

Yasuyuki Kamai 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: 20210354443
    Abstract: It is intended to allow whether or not a noise included in a read image is a noise due to an ink ejection failure to be more reliably determined. An image reading device includes an image reading unit that reads an image formation surface of paper by using a reducing optical system and a control unit. The image reading unit includes a plurality of read sensors disposed at positions displaced from each other in a main scanning direction. The plurality of read sensors are disposed to be able to read the image formation surface by using at least a local region of the image formation surface as a common region to be read.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventor: Yasuyuki KAMAI
  • Patent number: 10110775
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: a scanner glass; photo-sensors arranged at intervals in a main scanning direction to read a document conveyed in a sub-scanning direction; an adjuster that adjusts the size of an overlapping area between a first and second image obtained by neighboring photo-sensors, the overlapping area constituting a first area of the first image and a second area of the second image; a superimposing portion that shifts either one of images of the first and second area to the other one; a judgment portion that judges whether the images having different focal depths exist based on the degree of matching between the first and second area; and a detector that detects a foreign body on the scanner glass platen by detecting a continuous image stretching in a document conveying direction in both of the images having different focal depths, if the images having different focal depths exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ishiguro, Yasuyuki Kamai
  • Publication number: 20170289395
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: a scanner glass; photo-sensors arranged at intervals in a main scanning direction to read a document conveyed in a sub-scanning direction; an adjuster that adjusts the size of an overlapping area between a first and second image obtained by neighboring photo-sensors, the overlapping area constituting a first area of the first image and a second area of the second image; a superimposing portion that shifts either one of images of the first and second area to the other one; a judgment portion that judges whether the images having different focal depths exist based on the degree of matching between the first and second area; and a detector that detects a foreign body on the scanner glass platen by detecting a continuous image stretching in a document conveying direction in both of the images having different focal depths, if the images having different focal depths exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ishiguro, Yasuyuki Kamai
  • Patent number: 9542562
    Abstract: A display system for displaying a document includes a tablet terminal and a head mounted display device (HMD). The tablet terminal includes a display device which does not display confidential information that a third party is not allowed to browse, but displays non-confidential information that the third party is allowed to browse with regard to the document. The HMD includes a glasses-type display unit which does not allow the third party to browse, but allows a HMD user to browse, a communication unit which receives the confidential information, and a video camera for capturing the non-confidential information displayed on the display device. The glasses-type display unit, based on the captured non-confidential information, displays the received confidential information so that the received confidential information is visually recognized by the HMD user in a state of being aligned with the non-confidential information displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kamai, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9071710
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a display section to display screens for setting a function; a control section to form an image where alternatives of a function to be set by transiting plural screens are aggregated and arranged on one page of sheet, and to form a composite image where a position detection code for identifying a position on the sheet is combined with the image; a memory section to store a table which correlates each of the alternatives with a position of each of the alternatives on the sheet; and a print section to print the composite image on the sheet, wherein in cases where the control section acquires position information having been identified by the position detection code on the sheet, the control section refers to the table to identify an alternative corresponding to the position information, and sets a function based on the identified alternative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Toshihisa Motosugi, Yasuyuki Kamai
  • Patent number: 9041958
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium stores therein a distributed printing control program executed in a system to perform distributed printing by outputting a specified number of sets of paper sheets by using plural image forming apparatuses, where the number of the sets is instructed by a job. The program causes an apparatus belonging to the system to function as a control section. The control section divides the job into plural jobs, where each of the jobs causes one of the image forming apparatuses to eject plural sets of paper sheets shifted in alternate directions such that, when sets of paper sheets ejected by the plural image forming apparatuses are stacked up together, all the sets of paper sheets are shifted in alternate directions to enable each of the sets to be separated from others. The control section further subjects the divided jobs to the plural image forming apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Kishimoto, Yasuyuki Kamai
  • Publication number: 20150058717
    Abstract: Disclosed is a document editing apparatus including: a display unit; a page changing unit; an operating unit; an editing unit; an undo and redo memory; an undo and redo instruction unit; a memory management unit to manage an upper limit of number of storable editing history data including the editing history data of the editing operation performed in the displayed part; and an undo and redo performance unit to perform the undo operation by tracing back only the editing history data of the editing operation performed in the part displayed when the instruction to perform the undo operation is received, and to perform the redo operation by tracing back only the editing history data of the editing operation performed in the part displayed when the instruction to perform the redo operation is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshinori TANAKA, Kazuhisa Kishimoto, Yasuyuki Kamai
  • Publication number: 20140331334
    Abstract: A display system for displaying a document includes a tablet terminal and a head mounted display device (HMD). The tablet terminal includes a display device which does not display confidential information that a third party is not allowed to browse, but displays non-confidential information that the third party is allowed to browse with regard to the document. The HMD includes a glasses-type display unit which does not allow the third party to browse, but allows a HMD user to browse, a communication unit which receives the confidential information, and a video camera for capturing the non-confidential information displayed on the display device. The glasses-type display unit, based on the captured non-confidential information, displays the received confidential information so that the received confidential information is visually recognized by the HMD user in a state of being aligned with the non-confidential information displayed on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki KAMAI, Yoshinori TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20110310423
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a display section to display screens for setting a function; a control section to form an image where alternatives of a function to be set by transiting plural screens are aggregated and arranged on one page of sheet, and to form a composite image where a position detection code for identifying a position on the sheet is combined with the image; a memory section to store a table which correlates each of the alternatives with a position of each of the alternatives on the sheet; and a print section to print the composite image on the sheet, wherein in cases where the control section acquires position information having been identified by the position detection code on the sheet, the control section refers to the table to identify an alternative corresponding to the position information, and sets a function based on the identified alternative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Toshihisa MOTOSUGI, Yasuyuki Kamai
  • Patent number: 8036562
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus 1 to form a panel sheet 100 placed at sections 111 to 113, 115 to 117 and 119 to 121 where operation buttons to be operated by a user are located, having a display 24b to display country setting screen to conduct country setting, operation buttons 24a at the sections 111 to 113, 115 to 117 and 119 to 121 to received operation to select a country in a state where the country setting screen to conduct country setting is being displayed on the display 24b. The panel sheet 100 corresponding to the language selected via the operation buttons 24a at the sections 111 to 113, 115 to 117 and 119 to 121.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Mitsubori, Yasuyuki Kamai
  • Publication number: 20090269096
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus 1 to form a panel sheet 100 placed at sections 111 to 113, 115 to 117 and 119 to 121 where operation buttons to be operated by a user are located, having a display 24b to display country setting screen to conduct country setting, operation buttons 24a at the sections 111 to 113, 115 to 117 and 119 to 121 to received operation to select a country in a state where the country setting screen to conduct country setting is being displayed on the display 24b. The panel sheet 100 corresponding to the language selected via the operation buttons 24a at the sections 111 to 113, 115 to 117 and 119 to 121.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Mitsubori, Yasuyuki Kamai