Patents by Inventor Yoshinaga Kato

Yoshinaga Kato 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: 10791246
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method of controlling transmission of an image, each of which: displays, on a display, an image to a plurality of users, the plurality of users sharing a use of the shared terminal; obtains, from a first privately-owned terminal owned by a first user of the plurality of users, first terminal identification information for identifying the first privately-owned terminal; transmits an authentication request for authenticating the first privately-owned terminal to a terminal management server, the authentication request including the first terminal identification information of the first privately-owned terminal; receives an authentication result of authenticating the first privately-owned terminal from the terminal management server; and when the authentication result indicates that the first privately-owned terminal is a legitimate terminal, and transmits a print request for printing data relating to the image being displayed to a printer through a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Publication number: 20200304751
    Abstract: An image capturing device, image capturing system, and image processing method, each of which: obtains a video image of an object; converts a wide-angle video image to generate a low-definition, wide-angle image; applies projection transformation to a part of the wide-angle video image to generate a high-definition, narrow-angle video image in different projection; combines each frame of the low-definition, wide-angle video image and a corresponding frame of the high-definition, narrow-angle video image, into one frame data while reducing a resolution of each video image, to generate a combined video image; transmits the combined video image for display at a communication terminal; in response to a request from the communication terminal, applies projection transformation to a part of a frame of the wide-angle video image to generate an ultra-high-definition, narrow-angle still image in different projection; and transmits the ultra-high-definition, narrow-angle still image for display at the communication ter
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Takamichi KATOH, Yoshinaga KATO
  • Publication number: 20200288083
    Abstract: An image processing system includes circuitry to: obtain a wide-angle image captured by an image capturing apparatus; generate a first image representing a part of the wide-angle image; and determine whether a first area includes a second area, the first area being a viewable area to be displayed on a display, the second area being represented by the first image. Based on a determination that the first area does not include the second area, the circuitry further converts the first image into a second image, the second image having definition lower than that of the first image, and converts the wide-angle image into a third image, the third image having definition lower than that of the wide-angle image, such that the second image and the third image are displayable on the display of the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: YOSHIYUKI TODA, TOMOHIRO IKEDA, YOSHINAGA KATO, MAKOTO TORIKOSHI
  • Patent number: 10740059
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, provided is a communication device that performs communications of an image and audio. The communication device includes: a storage unit that stores therein arrangement information for specifying a display scheme for the image; an arrangement-information setting unit that sets arrangement information in the storage unit; and a display control unit that refers to the arrangement information and causes a plurality of display devices to display the image. The display control unit causes a first display device to display captured images of a local point and a remote point and causes a second display device to display an image supplied from an image supply device of the local point or the remote point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Patent number: 10735689
    Abstract: A transmission management apparatus manages transmission states of a plurality of transmission terminals including a first transmission terminal and a second transmission terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinaga Kato, Taro Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20200236107
    Abstract: A shared terminal includes: circuitry to control a display to display an image to a plurality of users, the plurality of users sharing a use of the shared terminal, and obtain, from a first privately-owned terminal owned by a first user of the plurality of users, first terminal identification information for identifying the first privately-owned terminal; a transmitter to transmit, to a terminal management server, an authentication request for authenticating the first privately-owned terminal to allow login of the first user into the shared terminal, the authentication request including the first terminal identification information of the first privately-owned terminal; and a receiver to receive an authentication result indicating whether the first privately-owned terminal is authenticated to allow login of the first user, from the terminal management server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiho KATSURAGI, Yoshinaga KATO
  • Patent number: 10715666
    Abstract: While using a communication system in which groups of destinations on a network are managed, and any one of the groups can be specified as a destination, if a group needs to be changed, added, or deleted, updating the system on the network is required, which increases load of maintenance. To address such a problem, an operation input receiving unit of a terminal receives selection of a group including destination information that represents destination candidates of communication. A destination management unit of the terminal determines a destination among the destination candidates represented by the destination information included in the selected group. A sending and receiving unit of the terminal makes a request for starting communication with the determined destination, to a management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Fujii, Takeshi Fujita, Yoshinaga Kato, Kiyoshi Kasatani
  • Patent number: 10705724
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided in in a hierarchical structure of at least three hierarchies, and communicates with another information processing apparatus that is present in the immediately above hierarchy in the hierarchical structure to determine whether a version of the software installed on the information processing apparatus matches a version of the software installed on the immediately above information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus also acquires setup information from the immediately above information processing apparatus upon determining that the software version installed on the information processing apparatus matches that of the software installed in the immediately above information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichiro Kanematsu, Kiyoshi Kasatani, Yoshinaga Kato, Takeshi Koyama
  • Patent number: 10681047
    Abstract: A shared terminal includes: circuitry to control a display to display an image to a plurality of users, the plurality of users sharing a use of the shared terminal, and obtain, from a first privately-owned terminal owned by a first user of the plurality of users, first terminal identification information for identifying the first privately-owned terminal; a transmitter to transmit, to a terminal management server, an authentication request for authenticating the first privately-owned terminal to allow login of the first user into the shared terminal, the authentication request including the first terminal identification information of the first privately-owned terminal; and a receiver to receive an authentication result indicating whether the first privately-owned terminal is authenticated to allow login of the first user, from the terminal management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shiho Katsuragi, Yoshinaga Kato
  • Publication number: 20200177864
    Abstract: A relay apparatus for transferring image data transmitted from a transmission source to a transmission destination, including circuitry to: receive video image data from a first apparatus being the transmission source; determine whether a second apparatus being a transmission destination is capable of reproducing the video image data received from the first apparatus; based on a determination that the second apparatus is not capable of reproducing the video image data received from the first apparatus, apply image processing to the video image data to generate image data compatible with the second apparatus; and transfer the image data compatible with the second apparatus, to the second apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Publication number: 20200169590
    Abstract: A communication management server manages communication with a sender terminal that transmits image data and a receive terminal that receives the image data. The communication management server includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry receives from the receive terminal, sender terminal identification information identifying the sender terminal, and receive terminal identification information identifying the receive terminal. The processing circuitry transmits, to the sender terminal, request information indicating a request for transmitting image data of a first image type playable by the receive terminal, when a second image type of image data transmittable by the sender terminal according to the sender terminal identification information, and the first image type of image data playable by the receive terminal, according to the receive terminal identification information, are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinaga KATO, Makoto TORIKOSHI, Yoshiyuki TODA, Tomohiro IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20200160036
    Abstract: A communication system includes: an image acquisition terminal to obtain a captured image, the captured image including at least one object that is captured with an imaging unit; a distributed data processing terminal to display the captured image; and a centralized data processing server connected with the distributed data processing terminal through a network. The image acquisition terminal includes: an object detector to detect the object in the captured image to generate a partial image that is a part of the captured image having the detected object; and a first transmitter to transmit the partial image to the distributed data processing terminal as data to be verified. The distributed data processing terminal includes: a second transmitter to transmit the data to be verified that is received from the image acquisition terminal, and verification data that is registered, respectively, to the centralized data processing server, the verification data being an image representing a specific object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga KATO
  • Publication number: 20200162671
    Abstract: An image system includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry captures an image captured by a device such as a camera, and detects an attitude of the device. The processing circuitry corrects the captured image based on the attitude of the device and a designation including a point on the image and at least one of a region of the image and a direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki TODA, Yoshinaga KATO, Makoto TORIKOSHI, Tomohiro IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10637895
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a first communication control unit configured to control a communication between the communication terminal and a first communication terminal via a delivery server; a second communication control unit configured to control a communication between the communication terminal and a second communication terminal; an acquisition unit configured to acquire content data transmitted between the communication terminal and the second communication terminal in the communication controlled by the second communication control unit, the first communication control unit sending the content data acquired by the acquisition unit to the delivery server; and a display control unit configured to control a display of an image based on content data delivered by the delivery server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Patent number: 10637852
    Abstract: A shared terminal includes circuitry, a receiver, and a transmitter. The circuitry accepts a turning-on to a power switch of the shared terminal that has been turned off, obtains specific terminal identification information for identifying the specific privately-owned terminal. The transmitter transmits, to a terminal management server, a request for login authentication. The receiver receives, from the terminal management server, an authentication result. The circuitry controls the display to redisplay an image that was displayed immediately before last turn-off of the power, in a case in which the last turn-off of the power was caused by turning-off operation to the power switch, and previous user identification information that is stored before the last turn-off matches the specific user identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Patent number: 10630735
    Abstract: A communication terminal receives, from a mobile terminal, counterpart terminal identification information for identifying a counterpart communication terminal that the communication terminal is to start communication, and determines a communication application to be used by the counterpart communication terminal based on the received counterpart terminal identification information. When the determined communication application is a first communication application, the communication terminal identifies, as the counterpart communication terminal, a first counterpart communication terminal that uses the first communication application. When the determined communication application is a second communication application, the communication terminal identifies, as the counterpart communication terminal, a second counterpart communication terminal that uses the second communication application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Patent number: 10616417
    Abstract: A control system is provided for controlling participation of another communication terminal in a session when the session has been established for transmitting information between communication terminals. The control system includes a participation control unit configured to reject participation of the other communication terminal in the session in the case where the session has been established based on a communication start request by one of the communication terminals specifying a first destination, and to permit the participation of the other communication terminal in the session in the case where the session has been established based on a communication start request by one of the communication terminals specifying a second destination different from the first destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Megumi Kawahara, Yoshinaga Kato, Takashi Inaoka
  • Patent number: 10592189
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores an information processing program that causes a computer that constitutes an information processing apparatus including a built-in first display device, to execute a process. The process includes detecting, from outside the information processing apparatus, a state where a second display device is connected, the second display device being different from the first display device; setting both the first display device and the second display device as display destinations, when switching the display destination from the first display device to the second display device; switching the display destination to the second display device after setting both the first display device and the second display device as display destinations; and controlling a display image according to a screen specification of the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Patent number: 10592191
    Abstract: A display control apparatus capable of controlling display of images on a first display, obtains display area information indicating a size of a display area of the first display for displaying a second image generated at an external apparatus, transmits to the external apparatus resolution information indicating a resolution of image data that matches the size of the display area of the first display, receives from the external apparatus second image data having the resolution that matches the size of the display area of the first display, the second image data being generated at the external apparatus based on the second image, and controls the first display to display the second image in the display area based on the second image data received from the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinaga Kato, Tomoki Kanda, Shuhei Tsubone
  • Publication number: 20200050567
    Abstract: A transmission terminal includes at least one processor configured to transmit a terminal information request to request the number of transmission terminals under transmission to a transmission management apparatus connected via a network; and display image data received from one or more of the transmission terminals under transmission on a display device, and display the number of the transmission terminals under transmission received from the transmission management apparatus in response to the terminal information request on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Yoshinaga KATO