Patents by Inventor Yuki Asai

Yuki Asai 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: 20140204409
    Abstract: A power supply control device includes a power conversion portion to convert AC power from a commercial power supply to DC, a control portion, a first communication portion connected to a network, a second communication portion connected to an image forming apparatus, and a device power supply switch arranged between the commercial power supply and the image forming apparatus. The control portion includes a mode decision portion to decide between a normal mode and a power-saving mode, a positional information acquisition portion to acquire positional information of the image forming apparatus, a sleep switch portion to open the device power supply switch, an activation portion to close the device power supply switch in response to a packet including the positional information of the image forming apparatus, a temporary storage control portion to temporarily store the packet, a packet transmission portion to transmit the packet, and a connection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masami YAMADA, Kenichi Takahashi, Nobuhiro Mishima, Shuji Yoneda, Kaitaku Ozawa, Yuki Asai
  • Patent number: 8209329
    Abstract: An information processor is disclosed. The processor includes: a keyword extraction portion for extracting keywords from a text created by a user; a keyword information acquisition portion for acquiring given keyword information about the keywords extracted by the keyword extraction portion; an interest degree calculation portion for finding information about degrees of interest indicating user's degrees of interest in the keywords, based on the keyword information; a keyword selection portion for selecting given keywords from the keywords extracted by the keyword extraction portion, based on the information about the degrees of interest; and a content decision portion for determining a content recommended to the user, based on the keywords selected by the keyword selection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Asai
  • Publication number: 20080301126
    Abstract: An information processor is disclosed. The processor includes: a keyword extraction portion for extracting keywords from a text created by a user; a keyword information acquisition portion for acquiring given keyword information about the keywords extracted by the keyword extraction portion; an interest degree calculation portion for finding information about degrees of interest indicating user's degrees of interest in the keywords, based on the keyword information; a keyword selection portion for selecting given keywords from the keywords extracted by the keyword extraction portion, based on the information about the degrees of interest; and a content decision portion for determining a content recommended to the user, based on the keywords selected by the keyword selection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Yuki ASAI