Patents by Inventor Yuichi Kawata

Yuichi Kawata 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: 20170264786
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided with a specifying unit, an output control unit, and an event detecting unit. The specifying unit specifies an operator who inputs an output request for outputting an output object. The output control unit controls an output process in accordance with the output request. The event detecting unit detects an event having a possibility that the operator stops immediate output of the output request. Even in a case where the output control unit is instructed from the operator to perform an immediate output process of the output request when the operator is specified and where the operator is specified, the output control unit stops the immediate output process of the output request in a case where the event detecting unit detects the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyo NISHIDA, Hideki YAMASAKI, Yoshifumi BANDO, Yuichi KAWATA, Ryoko SAITOH, Kensuke OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170264766
    Abstract: A control device is provided and includes: an acquisition unit that acquires the number of persons from a count unit, the count unit counting up the number of persons in an area based on a detection result of a first detection unit, the first detection unit detecting a person who goes in and out through an entrance of the area; and an operation mode control unit that controls an operation mode of a processing device according to the acquired number of persons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensuke OKAMOTO, Yuichi KAWATA, Hideki YAMASAKI, Ryoko SAITOH, Yoshifumi BANDO, Tomoyo NISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20170249741
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus. A determination unit determines whether an object is present in a predetermined place. A specification unit specifies a direction of a toe of a user who uses the information processing apparatus. A notification unit performs a notification to the user in a case where a predetermined direction of the toe is specified and it is determined that the object is present in the place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki YAMASAKI, Yuichi KAWATA, Ryoko SAITOH, Yoshifumi BANDO, Kensuke OKAMOTO, Tomoyo NISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20160285787
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a request obtaining unit, a request memory, a timeout value obtaining unit, a determining unit, and a discarding unit. The request obtaining unit sequentially obtains requests from plural external apparatuses. The request memory stores the requests. The timeout value obtaining unit obtains timeout values, each of the timeout values indicating a time until transmission of a request from one of the plural external apparatuses is stopped. The determining unit determines, in a case where a request is obtained, whether or not the request memory has enough space for additionally storing the request. The discarding unit discards, in a case where the determining unit determines that the request memory does not have the enough space, a request that is selected in accordance with the timeout values obtained by the timeout value obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi KAWATA, Hisaji HIRAMATSU, Kei HATANO, Tadamasa SAKAMAKI, Takanori FUKUOKA
  • Publication number: 20160277324
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a network interface, a main arithmetic unit, a sub arithmetic unit, and a data switch. The main arithmetic unit is activated in response to power being supplied thereto, and performs arithmetic operation on the basis of a preset first program. The sub arithmetic unit performs arithmetic operation on the basis of a second program written by the main arithmetic unit. The data switch switches, under control of the sub arithmetic unit, a path of data communicated between the network interface and the main arithmetic unit or the sub arithmetic unit. The data switch is configured to communicate, in an initial state, the data between the network interface and the main arithmetic unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisaji HIRAMATSU, Yuichi KAWATA, Takanori FUKUOKA, Kei HATANO, Tadamasa SAKAMAKI
  • Publication number: 20160274644
    Abstract: A power-saving control device includes a setting unit and a mode controller. The setting unit sets a period during which an information processing apparatus in a power-saving mode in which more power is saved than a first mode is caused to perform an operation for receiving data from a communication line. The mode controller sets the information processing apparatus to a second mode in which the receiving operation is performed when a current time is within the set period, and sets the information processing apparatus to a third mode in which the receiving operation is stopped when the current time is outside the set period, in a case where the information processing apparatus is in the power-saving mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei HATANO, Hisaji HIRAMATSU, Yuichi KAWATA, Takanori FUKUOKA, Tadamasa SAKAMAKI
  • Publication number: 20160212092
    Abstract: A response device includes a memory, a reception unit, and a response unit. The memory stores a logical address and a physical address in a communication circuit which are assigned to an external information processing device connected to the communication circuit that is the same as a communication circuit to which the response device is connected. The reception unit receives an address request for requesting a physical address from the communication circuit. The response unit responds with the stored physical address of the information processing device in a case where a destination address of the received address request is equal to the stored logical address of the information processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi KAWATA, Hisaji HIRAMATSU, Kei HATANO, Tadamasa SAKAMAKI, Takanori FUKUOKA
  • Patent number: 9392133
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first central processing unit, a second central processing unit, and a returning unit. The first central processing unit has a normal operating state and a power-saving state in which power consumption is lower than in the normal operating state. The second central processing unit causes the first central processing unit to return to the normal operating state from the power-saving state. The returning unit causes the first central processing unit to return to the normal operating state in a case where the second central processing unit enters an anomalous state after the first central processing unit has entered the power-saving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Fukuoka, Hisaji Hiramatsu, Yuichi Kawata, Kei Hatano, Tadamasa Sakamaki
  • Publication number: 20160165085
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first central processing unit, a second central processing unit, and a returning unit. The first central processing unit has a normal operating state and a power-saving state in which power consumption is lower than in the normal operating state. The second central processing unit causes the first central processing unit to return to the normal operating state from the power-saving state. The returning unit causes the first central processing unit to return to the normal operating state in a case where the second central processing unit enters an anomalous state after the first central processing unit has entered the power-saving state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori FUKUOKA, Hisaji HIRAMATSU, Yuichi KAWATA, Kei HATANO, Tadamasa SAKAMAKI
  • Patent number: 9294704
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an input unit, a detecting unit, and a controller. The input unit continuously inputs a signal sequence. The signal sequence includes values of multiple pixels and control information. The pixels constitute an image. The control information is embedded at multiple positions according to a rule. The detecting unit detects occurrence of an error on the basis of the inputted control information. The controller interrupts the input performed by the input unit when the detected error is based on the control information embedded in a first region of the image, and continues the input when the detected error is based on the control information embedded in a second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Kawata, Nobuaki Suzuki, Hideki Yamasaki, Tomitsugu Koseki, Yoshifumi Bando, Kensuke Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9245172
    Abstract: An authentication apparatus includes a feature acquiring unit that acquires a feature of an authentication target; an extracting unit that extracts one or more registered persons having features similar to the acquired feature; a determining unit that determines whether any registered person having a feature similar to the feature of at least one extracted registered person exits in the registered persons; a first identifying unit that, if the determination is negative, identifies the registered person having the feature having a highest degree of similarity with the acquired feature as the authentication target; a specific information accepting unit that accepts information specific to the authentication target; and a second identifying unit that, if the determination is affirmative and the accepted specific information coincides with the information specific to any extracted registered person, identifies the registered person having the coinciding specific information as the authentication target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomitsugu Koseki, Yuichi Kawata, Nobuaki Suzuki, Hideki Yamasaki, Yoshifumi Bando, Kensuke Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20150271484
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an input unit, a detecting unit, and a controller. The input unit continuously inputs a signal sequence. The signal sequence includes values of multiple pixels and control information. The pixels constitute an image. The control information is embedded at multiple positions according to a rule. The detecting unit detects occurrence of an error on the basis of the inputted control information. The controller interrupts the input performed by the input unit when the detected error is based on the control information embedded in a first region of the image, and continues the input when the detected error is based on the control information embedded in a second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Yuichi KAWATA, Nobuaki SUZUKI, Hideki YAMASAKI, Tomitsugu KOSEKI, Yoshifumi BANDO, Kensuke OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8964778
    Abstract: A communication control device includes: a first processing unit that converts an electrical signal received by a communication channel into digital data and outputs the digital data, and in a second operation mode in which an amount of power supplied to the communication control device is lower than in a first operation mode, outputs a notification signal upon receiving an electrical signal indicating an arrival of packet data; a clock controller that, in the second operation mode, initiates supplying a clock signal upon receiving the notification signal; and a second processing unit that (i) has a receiving unit that extracts packet data from the digital data and outputs the extracted packet data, and (ii) in the second operation mode, stops receiving packet data during a time that the clock signal is not supplied, and upon reception of the clock signal, starts receiving packet data using the received clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Bando, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Masahiko Kikuchi, Yuichi Kawata, Masakazu Kawashita, Keita Sakakura
  • Publication number: 20140268217
    Abstract: An operation history image storage apparatus includes an imaging unit that captures an image of a specific area facing a processing apparatus which performs processing in accordance with an operation by an operator, a controller that controls the imaging unit to capture an image of an operation state with respect to the processing apparatus, an extracting unit that extracts a person image from the image of the specific area captured by the imaging unit, a masking unit that masks whole or a part of a background image other than the person image extracted by the extracting unit, and a storing unit that stores the image of the specific area after masking by the masking unit as operation history information of the operator operating the processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi KAWATA, Tomitsugu KOSEKI, Hideki YAMASAKI, Kensuke OKAMOTO, Nobuaki SUZUKI, Yoshifumi BANDO
  • Publication number: 20140241593
    Abstract: An authentication apparatus includes a feature acquiring unit that acquires a feature of an authentication target; an extracting unit that extracts one or more registered persons having features similar to the acquired feature; a determining unit that determines whether any registered person having a feature similar to the feature of at least one extracted registered person exits in the registered persons; a first identifying unit that, if the determination is negative, identifies the registered person having the feature having a highest degree of similarity with the acquired feature as the authentication target; a specific information accepting unit that accepts information specific to the authentication target; and a second identifying unit that, if the determination is affirmative and the accepted specific information coincides with the information specific to any extracted registered person, identifies the registered person having the coinciding specific information as the authentication target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomitsugu KOSEKI, Yuichi KAWATA, Nobuaki SUZUKI, Hideki YAMASAKI, Yoshifumi BANDO, Kensuke OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8797575
    Abstract: A communication control apparatus including: a count portion that counts the number of received data; and a discard portion that is provided at an upstream side of a control portion on a forwarding route of the received data, and discards received data according to a counted value by the count portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Kawata, Yoshifumi Bando, Keita Sakakura, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Kenichi Takahashi, Masakazu Kawashita
  • Patent number: 8390856
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a communication unit that receives a request that requests a reply and includes a source of the request and a destination of the request; and a controller that returns from a low electric power condition after moving into the low electric power condition of which the power consumption is low, and that controls the communication unit, wherein when the controller is in the low electric power condition, the communication unit returns the reply to the request received and detects a duplication between an identification information that identifies the source and an identification information that identifies the destination based on the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Kawata, Masakazu Kawashita, Yoshifumi Bando, Keita Sakakura, Masahiko Kikuchi, Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8250272
    Abstract: An interrupt control apparatus includes: an interrupt request supply unit that supplies interrupt request information; a processing unit that performs interrupt processing based on the interrupt request information supplied by the interrupt request supply unit; and a time measuring unit that is used to measure an elapse of a predefined time period from a time point when the interrupt request supply unit starts to supply the interrupt request information, wherein: even if new interrupt cause information is stored during the time when the time measuring unit is measuring the elapse of the predefined time period, the interrupt request supply unit does not supply interrupt request information based on the new interrupt cause information to the processing unit; and after the elapsed time measured by the time measuring unit reaches the predefined time period, the interrupt request supply unit supplies the interrupt request information to the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keita Sakakura, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Yuichi Kawata, Masahiko Kikuchi, Masakazu Kawashita, Yoshifumi Bando
  • Patent number: 8040540
    Abstract: A communication information processing device that includes a reception component, an image processing component, a memory component and a control component is provided. The reception component receives communication information through an external communication line. The image processing component performs image processing on image information. The memory component is provided for memorizing image information for image processing by the image processing component, and that memorizes image information and the communication information received by the reception component. The control component, when a pre-specified setting condition is satisfied, controls the memory component so as to delete the communication information memorized in the memory component and to memorize image information to be used by the image processing component as a priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Kawata, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Masakazu Kawashita
  • Publication number: 20110228316
    Abstract: A communication control apparatus including: a count portion that counts the number of received data; and a discard portion that is provided at an upstream side of a control portion on a forwarding route of the received data, and discards received data according to a counted value by the count portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi KAWATA, Yoshifumi Bando, Keita Sakakura, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Kenichi Takahashi, Masakazu Kawashita