Patents by Inventor Yuji Ohue

Yuji Ohue 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: 10079930
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided that includes a processor coupled to a memory and configured to execute steps of storing corresponding information associating a predetermined event with apparatus information of an output apparatus, among the plurality of output apparatuses, that is installed at a predetermined position, and a control to be implemented with respect to the output apparatus; collecting event information relating to the predetermined event that is occurring; selecting the control to be implemented with respect to the output apparatus based on the collected event information; and instructing the output apparatus to implement the selected control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Itoh, Tsutomu Kawase, Hiroyoshi Kuroda, Yuji Ohue
  • Patent number: 9961737
    Abstract: A system in accordance with the present disclosure comprises a sensor and an information processing apparatus that includes processing circuitry. The sensor is installed on a surface so that a detection direction of the sensor is at a non-zero angle from a line normal to the surface. The processing circuitry is configured to communicate with the sensor, calculate a position of a detection area, in which the sensor detects an object in a predetermined space, according to the non-zero angle and a location of the sensor on the surface, and create correspondence information that associates an area of the predetermined space with the detection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Ohue, Kiriko Chosokabe, Kazunari Tonami, Akira Murakata, Akiyoshi Nakai, Hideaki Iijima, Yushi Miyata
  • Patent number: 9888541
    Abstract: A device control system includes a detecting apparatus configured to detect an object in a predetermined space, and an information processing apparatus configured to control an illuminating apparatus based on a detection result of the object. The device control system includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain, from the detecting apparatus, information relating to an illuminance in the predetermined space; and a control unit configured to control, when the illuminance in the predetermined space falls below a first targeted illuminance, the illuminating apparatus so that the illuminance in the predetermined space becomes a second targeted illuminance that is greater than the first illuminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Nakai, Kazunari Tonami, Kiriko Chosokabe, Yuji Ohue, Akira Murakata, Hideaki Iijima, Yushi Miyata
  • Patent number: 9826377
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided that includes a memory and a processor couple to the memory and configured to execute steps of storing corresponding information associating a predetermined event with position information relating to a position of an output apparatus and providing information corresponding to the position; acquiring sender information from a sender, wherein the sender information includes sender identification information of the sender and the own apparatus information that has been output by the output apparatus and acquired by the sender; collecting event information relating to the predetermined event that is occurring; selecting the providing information to be provided to the sender based on the acquired sender information and the collected event information; and sending the selected providing information to the sender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Itoh, Hiroyoshi Kuroda, Yuji Ohue, Tsutomu Kawase
  • Patent number: 9766129
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry that acquires a measured temperature of a target area from a measuring device, detects whether the measured temperature changes during a predetermined time period, determines whether a human exists in the target area based on the measured temperature and the detection result indicating whether the measured temperature changes during the predetermined time period, measures a duration of time in which the determination result indicating that the human exists in the target area and the detection result indicating that there is no temperature change are kept generated, and determines that there is no human in the target area even when the determination result indicates that the human exists, if the measured duration of time reaches a certain time period, the certain time period being modifiable based on history information indicating a previously generated determination result indicating whether the human exits in the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunari Tonami, Yuji Ohue, Seiji Miyawaki, Kiriko Chosokabe, Akiyoshi Nakai, Hideaki Iijima, Tetsuyoshi Nakata
  • Publication number: 20170265264
    Abstract: A device control system includes a detecting apparatus configured to detect an object in a predetermined space, and an information processing apparatus configured to control an illuminating apparatus based on a detection result of the object. The device control system includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain, from the detecting apparatus, information relating to an illuminance in the predetermined space; and a control unit configured to control, when the illuminance in the predetermined space falls below a first targeted illuminance, the illuminating apparatus so that the illuminance in the predetermined space becomes a second targeted illuminance that is greater than the first illuminance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi NAKAI, Kazunari TONAMI, Kiriko CHOSOKABE, Yuji OHUE, Akira MURAKATA, Hideaki IIJIMA, Yushi MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20170257921
    Abstract: A system in accordance with the present disclosure comprises a sensor and an information processing apparatus that includes processing circuitry. The sensor is installed on a surface so that a detection direction of the sensor is at a non-zero angle from a line normal to the surface. The processing circuitry is configured to communicate with the sensor, calculate a position of a detection area, in which the sensor detects an object in a predetermined space, according to the non-zero angle and a location of the sensor on the surface, and create correspondence information that associates an area of the predetermined space with the detection area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Yuji OHUE, Kiriko CHOSOKABE, Kazunari TONAMI, Akira MURAKATA, Akiyoshi NAKAI, Hideaki llJIMA, Yushi MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20170227941
    Abstract: A control apparatus is provided that controls a lighting apparatus and an air conditioning apparatus installed in a predetermined space by communicating with an environmental information acquiring apparatus that acquires environmental information relating to an environmental condition of the predetermined space. The control apparatus includes a processor that executes a program stored in a memory to implement processes of acquiring the environmental information from the environmental information acquiring apparatus, and generating control data for the lighting apparatus and the air conditioning apparatus based on the acquired environmental information and control guideline information that is set up in advance in association with the acquired environmental information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiriko CHOSOKABE, Yuji OHUE, Kazunari TONAMI, Akira MURAKATA, Akiyoshi NAKAI, Hideaki IIJIMA, Yushi MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20170097264
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry that acquires a measured temperature of a target area from a measuring device, detects whether the measured temperature changes during a predetermined time period, determines whether a human exists in the target area based on the measured temperature and the detection result indicating whether the measured temperature changes during the predetermined time period, measures a duration of time in which the determination result indicating that the human exists in the target area and the detection result indicating that there is no temperature change are kept generated, and determines that there is no human in the target area even when the determination result indicates that the human exists, if the measured duration of time reaches a certain time period, the certain time period being modifiable based on history information indicating a previously generated determination result indicating whether the human exits in the target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Kazunari TONAMI, Yuji OHUE, Seiji MIYAWAKI, Kiriko CHOSOKABE, Akiyoshi NAKAI, Hideaki llJIMA, Tetsuyoshi NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20160353265
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided that includes a memory and a processor couple to the memory and configured to execute steps of storing corresponding information associating a predetermined event with position information relating to a position of an output apparatus and providing information corresponding to the position; acquiring sender information from a sender, wherein the sender information includes sender identification information of the sender and the own apparatus information that has been output by the output apparatus and acquired by the sender; collecting event information relating to the predetermined event that is occurring; selecting the providing information to be provided to the sender based on the acquired sender information and the collected event information; and sending the selected providing information to the sender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko ITOH, Hiroyoshi KURODA, Yuji OHUE, Tsutomu KAWASE
  • Publication number: 20160352890
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided that includes a processor coupled to a memory and configured to execute steps of storing corresponding information associating a predetermined event with apparatus information of an output apparatus, among the plurality of output apparatuses, that is installed at a predetermined position, and a control to be implemented with respect to the output apparatus; collecting event information relating to the predetermined event that is occurring; selecting the control to be implemented with respect to the output apparatus based on the collected event information; and instructing the output apparatus to implement the selected control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko ITOH, Tsutomu KAWASE, Hiroyoshi KURODA, Yuji OHUE
  • Publication number: 20160275419
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a terminal position information obtainment unit configured to obtain positional information of a mobile terminal; a vacancy information search unit configured to refer to a vacancy information storage unit storing vacancy information for one more facilities, the stored vacancy information including one or more places not occupied by a user in each of the facilities, the places being available for users if not occupied, so as to obtain the vacancy information of the facilities within a predetermined range including the positional information of the mobile terminal; and a transmitter unit configured to transmit the obtained vacancy information to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Nobuhiro MORITA, Osamu Kizaki, Yuji Ohue, Akiyoshi Nakai, Kenta Yamaguchi, Toshihiro Isozaki
  • Publication number: 20160088706
    Abstract: A detection device includes a detection unit that detect a temperature at each of multiple areas in a predetermined space where the detection device is provided, a determination unit that determines whether the detected temperature at each of the multiple areas is within a predetermined range to generate a first determination result, a generator that generates heat source data indicating that a heat source exists at a specific area of the multiple areas, when the first determination result indicates that the specific area has the detected temperature that is within the predetermined range, and a transmitter that transmits the heat source data indicating that the heat source exists at the specific area to a management system, wherein the management system controls one or more control target devices provided on the specific area of the predetermined space using the heat source data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Osamu Kizaki, Nobuhiro Morita, Yuji Ohue, Akiyoshi Nakai, Kenta Yamaguchi, Toshihiro Isozaki
  • Publication number: 20160088696
    Abstract: A system for controlling one or more control target units in a predetermined space includes a first control rule management unit managing heat source existence information and a control item of the control target unit associating with each other, a second control rule management unit managing position information indicating a position of the area and adjustment information associating with each other, a receiver receiving detection data indicating a temperature, a first generator generating heat source data including heat source existence information, a second generator obtaining a control item of the control target using the heat source existence information from the first control rule management unit, obtaining adjustment information from the second control rule management unit, and generating control data indicating a modified control item, and a transmitter transferring the control data generated by the second generator to one or more apparatuses each controlling the control target unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Osamu KIZAKI, Nobuhiro MORITA, Yuji OHUE, Akiyoshi NAKAI, Kenta YAMAGUCHI, Toshihiro ISOZAKI
  • Patent number: 7697154
    Abstract: A disclosed image file generating apparatus includes an original document reader, a dividing preferences input, a name preferences input, and an image file generator. The original document reader converts an original document to original image data. The dividing preferences input inputs dividing preferences information, including divide number information specifying a number of originals to be included in each of a predetermined number of image files. The name preference input inputs name preferences information, including file name information specifying a file name to be assigned to each of the image files and file initial number information specifying an initial sequential number to be assigned to each of the image files. The image file generator generates the image files corresponding to the original image data according to the dividing preferences and the name preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuji Ohue
  • Publication number: 20050190394
    Abstract: A disclosed image file generating apparatus includes an original document reader, a dividing preferences input, a name preferences input, and an image file generator. The original document reader converts an original document to original image data. The dividing preferences input inputs dividing preferences information, including divide number information specifying a number of originals to be included in each of a predetermined number of image files. The name preference input inputs name preferences information, including file name information specifying a file name to be assigned to each of the image files and file initial number information specifying an initial sequential number to be assigned to each of the image files. The image file generator generates the image files corresponding to the original image data according to the dividing preferences and the name preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventor: Yuji Ohue