Patents by Inventor Yoshifumi Sakuramata

Yoshifumi Sakuramata 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: 9529457
    Abstract: A coordinates input system includes a coordinates input apparatus and a pointing device. The coordinates input apparatus includes a detector detecting a voltage value of each intersection point between electrodes in an electrode part, and a determination part determining whether coordinates are input by the pointing device based on the detected voltage. The pointing device includes a switching part switching conductivity between a contact part and a gripper, and a controller switching the conductivity between the contact part and the gripper at a switching period longer than a detection period in the detector. The determination part determines whether the coordinates input into the electrode part are made by the pointing device based on a change in the voltage values of the intersection points within a time corresponding to the switching period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Sakuramata
  • Publication number: 20160274681
    Abstract: An image processing system is provided that includes processing circuitry to calculate coordinates of a drawing apparatus adjacent to or contacting a display, determine identification information of the drawing apparatus based on the calculated coordinates, and draw an image at the calculated coordinates based on setting information that corresponds to the identification information of the drawing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshifumi SAKURAMATA
  • Patent number: 9395828
    Abstract: An electronic information board apparatus includes an extraction part configured to extract an operation area from an image input to the electronic information board; a display part configured to reconfigure the extracted operation area and display the reconfigured operation area at a predetermined position of a display screen; a correlation part configured to correlate the coordinates of the operation area and the coordinates of the reconfigured operation area; and a conversion part configured to convert an operation on the coordinates of the reconfigured operation area into an operation on the coordinates of the operation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sakuramata, Masaaki Kagawa, Eiji Kemmochi, Kuangyi Zhu, Hiroko Mano
  • Publication number: 20150378457
    Abstract: A coordinates input system includes a coordinates input apparatus and a pointing device. The coordinates input apparatus includes a detector detecting a voltage value of each intersection point between electrodes in an electrode part, and a determination part determining whether coordinates are input by the pointing device based on the detected voltage. The pointing device includes a switching part switching conductivity between a contact part and a gripper, and a controller switching the conductivity between the contact part and the gripper at a switching period longer than a detection period in the detector. The determination part determines whether the coordinates input into the electrode part are made by the pointing device based on a change in the voltage values of the intersection points within a time corresponding to the switching period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshifumi SAKURAMATA
  • Patent number: 8976119
    Abstract: An electronic display board apparatus configured to provide an operation key, includes a display with a touch panel function on which an application image is displayed; a mode change accepting unit which accepts an operation mode for the touch panel function, the operation mode including a simple operation mode; an image analyzing unit which detects an operational image associated with an operational function from the application image displayed on the display at the simple operation mode; a key allocation unit which allocates the operation key to the operational image detected by the image analyzing unit so that an operation of the allocated operation key is treated as an operation to the operational image at the simple operation mode; and a touch panel control unit which suppresses the touch panel function of at least a part where the operational image is displayed at the simple operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sakuramata, Kuangyi Zhu
  • Patent number: 8635527
    Abstract: An input image is analyzed into document components. Preview data of the input image is generated based on a result of analysis. A function item that can be processed on the input image is selected based on the result of analysis. A function item is specified from among function items displayed on an operation display unit. A target area for specified function item is displayed together with the preview data on the operation display unit. A target area is specified from among target areas displayed on the operation display unit. New preview data that reflects the specified function item processed on specified target area is generated, and output to the operation display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Iwao Saeki, Tetsuya Sakayori, Takashi Yano, Junichi Takami, Yoshinaga Kato, Haruo Shida, Yoshifumi Sakuramata, Hiroko Mano, Ryuichi Shimamura, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Akihiro Moriyama, Katsuhiko Fujita
  • Patent number: 8516363
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a plurality of images and a page allocation area including a plurality of sections are displayed. The allocation unit determines which one of the images is to be allocated to which one of the sections and allocates the images to the sections, and a preview image generating unit generates a preview image of the page allocation area based on allocation made by the allocation unit, and displays the preview image on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sakuramata, Tetsuya Sakayori, Takashi Yano, Junichi Takami, Hiroko Mano, Takanori Nagahara, Iwao Saeki
  • Patent number: 8487961
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a system control unit, and a display control unit. The system control unit judges whether a setting item that is newly selected on a preview image is mutually exclusive with a setting item that has already been selected on the preview image. The display control unit displays, when the setting items are mutually exclusive with each other, an area corresponding to the setting item newly selected differently from other areas. The display control unit also displays, when the area is selected, why the setting item newly selected cannot be set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Junichi Takami, Tetsuya Sakayori, Iwao Saeki, Takashi Yano, Haruo Shida, Yoshifumi Sakuramata, Takanori Nagahara, Hiroko Mano
  • Patent number: 8477393
    Abstract: The image data processing apparatus includes a storage unit to store image data having a process setting. The image data processing apparatus includes a selection screen display unit to display the one or more image data stored in the storage unit and to display a selection screen to select whether to use a process content associated with image data selected from the displayed image data if the one segment of image data is used. The image data processing apparatus includes a display control unit to display, on the display device, a preview image reflecting the process content based on the associated process content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takanori Nagahara, Tetsuya Sakayori, Junichi Takami, Takashi Yano, Yoshifumi Sakuramata, Hiroko Mano, Haruo Shida, Iwao Saeki
  • Publication number: 20130154946
    Abstract: An electronic display board apparatus configured to provide an operation key, includes a display with a touch panel function on which an application image is displayed; a mode change accepting unit which accepts an operation mode for the touch panel function, the operation mode including a simple operation mode; an image analyzing unit which detects an operational image associated with an operational function from the application image displayed on the display at the simple operation mode; a key allocation unit which allocates the operation key to the operational image detected by the image analyzing unit so that an operation of the allocated operation key is treated as an operation to the operational image at the simple operation mode; and a touch panel control unit which suppresses the touch panel function of at least a part where the operational image is displayed at the simple operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi SAKURAMATA, Kuangyi ZHU
  • Publication number: 20130147736
    Abstract: An electronic information board apparatus includes an extraction part configured to extract an operation area from an image input to the electronic information board; a display part configured to reconfigure the extracted operation area and display the reconfigured operation area at a predetermined position of a display screen; a correlation part configured to correlate the coordinates of the operation area and the coordinates of the reconfigured operation area; and a conversion part configured to convert an operation on the coordinates of the reconfigured operation area into an operation on the coordinates of the operation area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sakuramata, Masaaki Kagawa, Eiji Kemmochi, Kuangyi Zhu, Hiroko Mano
  • Publication number: 20130135346
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a display image from an information processing apparatus; a position information acquisition unit that acquires position information regarding a position of a substance relative to a display unit; a drawn image generating unit that produces a drawn image based on the position information; an image generating unit that produces a display window to cause the display image to be displayed on the display window; a combining unit that combines the display image, the display window, and the drawn image; and a display controlling unit that causes the display unit to display an image combined by the combining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshifumi SAKURAMATA, Masuyoshi Yachida
  • Patent number: 8438478
    Abstract: An analyzing unit analyzes components of input information. An area generating unit generates information on an area-representing image. A preview generating unit generates information on a preview in which the area-representing images are overlapped for each page. An operation display unit displays the information on the preview and information on a function to be performed, and accepts an instruction for setting the function. Upon accepting the instruction for the function, the preview generating unit further generates information on a preview with a processing according to the instruction performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Takami, Tetsuya Sakayori, Takashi Yano, Iwao Saeki, Yoshinaga Kato, Haruo Shida, Yoshifumi Sakuramata
  • Patent number: 8411290
    Abstract: In a user interface apparatus, when a selected position of a to-be-processed image displayed on a display screen is detected through an area detecting unit, a menu display unit displays, in response to the detection of the selected position on the to-be-processed image, a link to at least one setting item being displayed in response to the selected position, the at least one setting item corresponding to a setting available for a setting area which corresponds to the selected position, where an order of display priority of the at least one setting item is determined by a size of the setting area. A determining unit determines that the setting item is specified, and an accepting unit accepts the setting corresponding to the setting item for the to-be-processed image. A preview display unit displays a preview indicating a result of processing the to-be-processed image based on the setting item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Bin Lu, Tetsuya Sakayori, Iwao Saeki, Junichi Takami, Toshio Miyazawa, Yoshifumi Sakuramata, Yoshinaga Kato, Yu Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 8407591
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a preview creating unit, a storage unit, and a display unit. The storage unit stores therein in advance a sample image. The display unit displays, prior to receipt of image data, an input screen that displays the sample image and independent setting items, among a plurality of setting items available for the image data, independent of contents of the image data. The creating unit creates a preview image based on setting specified with respect to any of the independent setting items for the sample image, and the display unit displays the preview image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Takami, Tetsuya Sakayori, Iwao Saeki, Yoshifumi Sakuramata, Takashi Yano, Takanori Nagahara, Hiroko Mano
  • Publication number: 20120250061
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a system control unit, and a display control unit. The system control unit judges whether a setting item that is newly selected on a preview image is mutually exclusive with a setting item that has already been selected on the preview image. The display control unit displays, when the setting items are mutually exclusive with each other, an area corresponding to the setting item newly selected differently from other areas. The display control unit also displays, when the area is selected, why the setting item newly selected cannot be set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Junichi Takami, Tetsuya Sakayori, Iwao Saeki, Takashi Yano, Haruo Shida, Yoshifumi Sakuramata, Takanori Nagahara, Hiroko Mano
  • Patent number: 8243319
    Abstract: A finished-image generating unit generates a finished image showing a result of a process performed on a target image according to various function setting items. A finished-image display unit, when the target image extends to a plurality of pages, forms the finished image in a stack, and displays the stacked finished image on a display unit with a page structure image that shows an overall page structure of the stacked finished image. A page moving unit, when one of the pages constituting the page structure image is specified via an operating unit, executes a page moving from a page currently displayed on the display unit to the specified page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sakuramata, Junichi Takami, Tetsuya Sakayori, Iwao Saeki, Yoshinaga Kato, Bin Lu, Toshio Miyazawa, Yu Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20120188579
    Abstract: The image data processing apparatus includes a storage unit to store image data having a process setting. The image data processing apparatus includes a selection screen display unit to display the one or more image data stored in the storage unit and to display a selection screen to select whether to use a process content associated with image data selected from the displayed image data if the one segment of image data is used. The image data processing apparatus includes a display control unit to display, on the display device, a preview image reflecting the process content based on the associated process content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Takanori NAGAHARA, Tetsuya SAKAYORI, Junichi TAKAMI, Takashi YANO, Yoshifumi SAKURAMATA, Hiroko MANO, Haruo SHIDA, Iwao SAEKI
  • Patent number: 8228553
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including an image retrieving unit that retrieves image information of a revision document, which includes revision information having area definitions and position numbers corresponding to each of the area definitions. The apparatus also includes a re-positioning instruction image retrieving unit that retrieves image information of a re-position instruction sheet, which includes the position numbers in locations different from the locations of the area definitions corresponding to each of the position numbers of the revision document. A position number recognizing unit is also provided, which recognizes the position numbers in the re-positioning instruction image as re-positioning instructions. A re-positioning unit of the image processing apparatus then re-position each of the area definitions of the revision document based on the repositioning instructions recognized by the position number recognizing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Sakuramata
  • Patent number: 8228343
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a system control unit, and a display control unit. The system control unit judges whether a setting item that is newly selected on a preview image is mutually exclusive with a setting item that has already been selected on the preview image. The display control unit displays, when the setting items are mutually exclusive with each other, an area corresponding to the setting item newly selected differently from other areas. The display control unit also displays, when the area is selected, why the setting item newly selected cannot be set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Junichi Takami, Tetsuya Sakayori, Iwao Saeki, Takashi Yano, Haruo Shida, Yoshifumi Sakuramata, Takanori Nagahara, Hiroko Mano