Patents by Inventor Yoichi Ito

Yoichi Ito 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: 20170243385
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for displaying information, a program, and a communication system, which enable the provision of an apparatus making use of a display device excellent in flexibility. An information display apparatus includes a display unit including a time information presenting section for presenting at least time information and a band section to be worn on an arm, and a display control unit for changing a display of the display unit. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, the information display apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Mitsugi, Yuki Sugiue, Hiroshi Saeki, Machiko Takematsu, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yoichi Ito, Kenji Itoh
  • Publication number: 20170173952
    Abstract: A liquid discharge device includes: a liquid discharge head; a nozzle array disposed on the head in a conveyance direction; a movement driver that moves the head to discharge liquid from the nozzle array in a direction perpendicular to the conveyance direction in a reciprocating manner; a discharge driver that causes the head to discharge the liquid; a conveyor that conveys an object; and a controller that acquires an amount of conveyance of the object by the conveyor over a period during which the head moves from a predetermined position to a position where the head is to discharge the liquid to a target pixel, and determines, on which reciprocating travelling of the head to discharge the liquid and from which nozzle in the nozzle array to discharge the liquid, based on the amount of conveyance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunobu TAKAGI, Kaoru SAKAMOTO, Yoichi ITO
  • Publication number: 20170136778
    Abstract: A liquid container includes a first chamber and a second chamber to contain liquid to be supplied to a head and a liquid path to connect the first chamber and the second chamber so that liquid communicates between the first chamber and the second chamber. Each of the first chamber and the second chamber has a flexible wall. The first chamber includes a first spring inside the first chamber to press the flexible wall of the first chamber outward. The second chamber includes a second spring inside the second chamber to press the flexible wall of the second chamber outward. A pressing force of the first spring is greater than a pressing force of the second spring. A first feeler disposed outside the first chamber and in contact with the flexible wall of the first chamber, and the first feeler is displaced according to a movement of the flexible wall of the first chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Takeyuki KOBAYASHI, Tomomi KATOH, Ryoh IDEHARA, Yoichi ITO, Yoshinori UCHINO
  • Publication number: 20170116704
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes a tilt detection unit that detects a tilt in the vertical direction, conversion data used for transforming plane coordinates into spherical coordinates, a correction unit that corrects the conversion data according to the tilt, a plurality of image capturing units, a coordinate transformation unit that transforms plane coordinates of a plurality of pixels included in images captured by the image capturing units into spherical coordinates according to the conversion data corrected by the correction unit, and a combining unit that combines the images including the pixels transformed into spherical coordinates by the coordinate transformation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: HIROKAZU TAKENAKA, Yoshiaki IRINO, Tomonori TANAKA, Nozomi IMAE, Hideaki YAMAMOTO, Kensuke MASUDA, Yoichi ITO, Satoshi SAWAGUCHI, Daisuke BESSHO, Hiroyuki SATOH, Makoto SHOHARA, Noriyuki TERAO, Toru HARADA
  • Patent number: 9607358
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes a tilt detection unit that detects a tilt in the vertical direction, conversion data used for transforming plane coordinates into spherical coordinates, a correction unit that corrects the conversion data according to the tilt, a plurality of image capturing units, a coordinate transformation unit that transforms plane coordinates of a plurality of pixels included in images captured by the image capturing units into spherical coordinates according to the conversion data corrected by the correction unit, and a combining unit that combines the images including the pixels transformed into spherical coordinates by the coordinate transformation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirokazu Takenaka, Yoshiaki Irino, Tomonori Tanaka, Nozomi Imae, Hideaki Yamamoto, Kensuke Masuda, Yoichi Ito, Satoshi Sawaguchi, Daisuke Bessho, Hiroyuki Satoh, Makoto Shohara, Noriyuki Terao, Toru Harada
  • Patent number: 9584694
    Abstract: A predetermined-area management system is configured to communicate with a communication terminal. The predetermined-area management system includes: a storage unit that stores image identification information for identifying image data and predetermined-area information for identifying a predetermined area in the image data in association with each other; a receiving unit that receives image identification information that is transmitted from the communication terminal; an extraction unit that searches the storage unit by using the image identification information received by the receiving unit so as to extract associated predetermined-area information; and a transmitting unit that transmits, to the communication terminal, the predetermined-area information extracted by the extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Ito, Toshiyuki Terashita, Noriyuki Terao, Yoshiaki Irino, Tomonori Tanaka, Nozomi Imae, Toru Harada, Hirokazu Takenaka, Hideaki Yamamoto, Kensuke Masuda, Satoshi Sawaguchi, Daisuke Bessho, Hiroyuki Satoh, Makoto Shohara
  • Publication number: 20170045797
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable attachment and communication system that enable a desired image to be displayed with flexibility and lower power consumption in an article worn or carried by a human. The portable attachment is an article including a display body made of an electrophoretic display, the article being carried or worn by a user. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a portable attachment, etc. Examples of the portable attachment carried by a user are a bag, a wallet, a key holder, etc. Examples of the portable attachment worn by the user are a hair accessory, a tie, a watch, clothing, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamamoto, Yoichi Ito, Yuki Sugiue, Machiko Takematsu, Masakazu Mitsugi, Hiroshi Saeki
  • Patent number: 9491357
    Abstract: An image-processing system includes a receiver which receives an input value defining an output range, a generator which generates a three-dimensional model having a target image attached to a three-dimensional conformation, a decision part which decides a position of a viewing point and a viewing angle in accordance with the input value, and a projector which projects the three-dimensional model from the viewing point, wherein the decision part changes a range of a target image inside a viewing field by changing the viewing angle preferentially when the input value is in a first range, and changes the range of the target image inside the viewing field by changing the viewing point preferentially when the input value is in a second range which is a wider-angle side than that of the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Shohara, Nozomi Imae, Toru Harada, Hideaki Yamamoto, Yasuo Ueda, Yoichi Ito, Satoshi Sawaguchi, Hirokazu Takenaka, Kensuke Masuda, Hiroyuki Satoh
  • Publication number: 20160313541
    Abstract: An image capture system including two imaging systems of the same structure each having a wide-angle lens, which includes a front group, a reflection surface, and a rear group arranged in order from an object side, has a field angle larger than 180 degrees, and bends an optical axis of the front group toward the rear group by the reflection surface, and an imaging sensor, obtains an image in a solid angle of 4? radian by combining images imaged by the imaging systems. Each of the two wide-angle lenses includes the reflection surface between the front group and the rear group, the reflection surfaces are made to be common to the two imaging systems. This reduces an interval between lenses nearest to the object side in the front groups of the two wide-angle lenses, thereby reducing a distance between maximum field angles of the two wide-angle lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SATOH, Noriyuki TERAO, Yoshiaki IRINO, Tomonori TANAKA, Nozomi IMAE, Toru HARADA, Hirokazu TAKENAKA, Hideaki YAMAMOTO, Kensuke MASUDA, Satoshi SAWAGUCHI, Daisuke BESSHO, Makoto SHOHARA, Yoichi ITO, Shusaku TAKASU
  • Patent number: 9413955
    Abstract: An image capture system including two imaging systems of the same structure each having a wide-angle lens, which includes a front group, a reflection surface, and a rear group arranged in order from an object side, has a field angle larger than 180 degrees, and bends an optical axis of the front group toward the rear group by the reflection surface, and an imaging sensor, obtains an image in a solid angle of 4? radian by combining images imaged by the imaging systems. Each of the two wide-angle lenses includes the reflection surface between the front group and the rear group, the reflection surfaces are made to be common to the two imaging systems. This reduces an interval between lenses nearest to the object side in the front groups of the two wide-angle lenses, thereby reducing a distance between maximum field angles of the two wide-angle lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Satoh, Noriyuki Terao, Yoshiaki Irino, Tomonori Tanaka, Nozomi Imae, Toru Harada, Hirokazu Takenaka, Hideaki Yamamoto, Kensuke Masuda, Satoshi Sawaguchi, Daisuke Bessho, Makoto Shohara, Yoichi Ito, Shusaku Takasu
  • Patent number: 9409400
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body, a recording head, a maintenance unit, a cover, and a controller. The recording head has a nozzle face and nozzles in the nozzle face to eject droplets of liquid. The maintenance unit has a cap to protect the nozzle face of the recording head. The cover opens an interior of the apparatus body to an outside of the apparatus body. The controller performs a normal control to cap the nozzle face of the recording head with the cap on opening of the cover and a special control to expose the nozzle face of the recording head to an area opened by the cover on receipt of an external instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Soyoung Park, Mikio Ohashi, Yoichi Ito, Fumitaka Kikkawa
  • Patent number: 9392167
    Abstract: An image-processing system includes a receiver which receives an input value defining an output range, a generator which generates a three-dimensional model having a target image attached to a three-dimensional conformation, a decision part which decides a position of a viewing point and a viewing angle in accordance with the input value, and a projector which projects the three-dimensional model from the viewing point, wherein the decision part changes a range of a target image inside a viewing field by changing the viewing angle preferentially when the input value is in a first range, and changes the range of the target image inside the viewing field by changing the viewing point preferentially when the input value is in a second range which is a wider-angle side than that of the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Shohara, Nozomi Imae, Toru Harada, Hideaki Yamamoto, Yasuo Ueda, Yoichi Ito, Satoshi Sawaguchi, Hirokazu Takenaka, Kensuke Masuda, Hiroyuki Satoh
  • Patent number: 9296209
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a recording head, a receiving face member, and a cleaner. The recording head discharges droplets. The receiving face member includes a receiving face to receive dummy discharge droplets discharged from the recording head and not contributing to image formation. With rotation of the receiving face member, the receiving face movable between a facing position at which the receiving face faces the recording head and a retracted position at which the receiving face does not face the recording head. The cleaner cleans the receiving face of the receiving face member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Soyoung Park, Yoichi Ito, Mikio Ohashi, Yoshinori Uchino, Noriyuki Sai
  • Patent number: 9272550
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit to form an image on a medium; a reciprocally moving carriage on which to mount the image forming unit; a carriage position detector to detect a position of the carriage; a conveyance unit to convey the medium; a conveyance path of the medium; a regulator to regulate a distance between the medium and the image forming unit and movable in a moving direction of the carriage; a regulator detector, mounted on the carriage, to detect the regulator; a drive unit to move the regulator; and a controller that controls a position of the regulator based on a reading from the carriage position when the regulator detector detects the regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Ito, Mikio Ohashi, Soyoung Park, Yoshinori Uchino
  • Publication number: 20160011825
    Abstract: An image recording system includes an image recording device that records an image on a to-be-recorded medium while being moved on a surface of the to-be-recorded medium, and an information processing device communicable with the image recording device. The information processing device obtains a relative position and a posture of the image recording device with respect to the to-be-recorded medium, generates recording operation guidance information that guides the image recording device to record the image on the to-be-recorded medium based on image data, setting information for the image data, and the relative position and the posture of the image recording device, the recording operation guidance information indicating an arrangement position of the image recording device with respect to the to-be-recorded medium and a movement direction of the image recording device, and outputs the recording operation guidance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Ito, Hiroshi Noda, Yoshinori Uchino
  • Patent number: 9136031
    Abstract: An alumina sintered body contains alumina as a main component and titanium. The alumina sintered body further contains at least one element selected from the group consisting of lanthanum, neodymium, and cerium. Aluminum is contained in the alumina sintered body in an amount such that a ratio of aluminum oxide to total oxides in the alumina sintered body becomes 93.00 to 99.85% by weight where the total oxides are defined as a total amount of all oxides contained in the alumina sintered body. Titanium is contained in an amount such that a ratio of titanium oxide to the total oxides becomes 0.10 to 2.00% by weight. Lanthanum, neodymium, and cerium are contained in a combined amount such that a ratio of the combined amount to the total oxides becomes 0.05 to 5.00% by weight. Volume resistivity is 1×105 to 1×1012 ?·cm at room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Ito, Masaki Tsuji, Akifumi Tosa, Takenori Sawamura
  • Publication number: 20150251467
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit to form an image on a medium; a reciprocally moving carriage on which to mount the image forming unit; a carriage position detector to detect a position of the carriage; a conveyance unit to convey the medium; a conveyance path of the medium; a regulator to regulate a distance between the medium and the image forming unit and movable in a moving direction of the carriage; a regulator detector, mounted on the carriage, to detect the regulator; a drive unit to move the regulator; and a controller that controls a position of the regulator based on a reading from the carriage position when the regulator detector detects the regulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Ito, Mikio Ohashi, Soyoung Park, Yoshinori Uchino
  • Patent number: 9108442
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an image forming unit, a conveyor, and a string-shaped regulation member. The image forming unit forms an image on a recording medium. The conveyor is disposed opposing the image forming unit to convey the recording medium along a conveyance passage. The string-shaped regulation member is disposed between the image forming unit and the conveyance passage to regulate a distance between the recording medium and the image forming unit within a certain range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Ito, Soyoung Park, Yoshinori Uchino, Mikio Ohashi, Tadayasu Enomoto
  • Patent number: 9106837
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes: an image capturing unit that captures a subject image through a lens and converts the subject image into an electric signal; an image displaying unit that displays an image; a designation accepting unit that is provided on a display surface of the image displaying unit and that accepts designation of a plurality of positions on the image displayed on the image displaying unit; a range-finding unit that performs range finding of a distance to a subject by using a plurality of two-dimensional image sensors; an area setting unit that sets a range-finding area obtained from a range finding result for a region that includes the plurality of positions designated through the designation accepting unit; a position determining unit that determines in-focus positions based on distances of the range-finding areas; and a continuous shooting unit that performs image capturing at the in-focus positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kei Itoh, Yoichi Ito
  • Patent number: D794012
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Mitsugi, Yuki Sugiue, Yoichi Ito, Masaaki Yamamoto, Machiko Takematsu, Hiroshi Saeki