Patents Assigned to Konica Minolta, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11067921
    Abstract: An image forming device may include an image unit which in turn may include an image carrier, and a transfer unit arranged adjacent to the image carrier. A controller sets a usable period of the image unit based on a relative positional relation between the image unit and the transfer unit. The controller further: obtains first positional information related to the image unit and second positional information related to the transfer unit, identifies the relative positional relation between the image unit and the transfer unit based on the obtained first and second positional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazushi Kusakabe
  • Patent number: 11070692
    Abstract: A post-processing apparatus includes a cutting device, one or both of an inclination detector and a side-edge detector, an inclination corrector and a hardware processor. The cutting device cuts a sheet along one or both of a feed direction in which the sheet is conveyed and a cross direction perpendicular to the feed direction. The inclination detector detects a front edge of the sheet in the feed direction at multiple positions in the cross direction. The side-edge detector detects a position of a side edge of the sheet in the cross direction. The inclination corrector performs an inclination correction operation of correcting an inclination of the sheet. The hardware processor causes the cutting device to cut the sheet after causing the inclination corrector to perform the inclination correction operation for an amount of the inclination based on the detection by the inclination detector or the detection by the side-edge detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Kawatsu
  • Publication number: 20210216843
    Abstract: The present invention provides a contactlessly readable tag with which both a small tag size and long-distance readability can be achieved, a method for manufacturing the contactlessly readable tag, an identification device, and an identification information determination system. In this tag 200, the arrangement pattern of metal parts in a metal pattern layer 202 of this tag 200 is associated with identification information, and when irradiating the tag 200 with electromagnetic waves, the identification information can be read on the basis of the information of the electromagnetic waves reflected by the tag 200, and the metal pattern layer 202 is provided closer to a reading surface side of the tag 200 than a buffer layer 201 having at least a single layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto MOCHIZUKI, Takumi ISHIWATA
  • Patent number: 11062735
    Abstract: A radiation image display apparatus that includes: a hardware processor that generates the moving image for preview based on the pieces of image data of the plurality of frames obtained by moving image photographing of an object with radiation; and a holder that holds the moving image, wherein the hardware processor further: performs reproduction control on the moving image, performs image adjustment on the moving image, displays the moving image on the display during photographing the moving image, and displays the moving image according to the reproduction control or the moving image subjected to the image on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Taneda
  • Patent number: 11064079
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a microphone that detects a voice; an executing device that executes a job; and a hardware processor that controls switching of a position of voice detection by the microphone, depending on the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11061046
    Abstract: A liquid delivery method according to the present invention performs a procedure including supplying a first liquid into a microchannel and collecting the first liquid from within the microchannel, and then, dispensing a first amount of a second liquid without hermetically sealing a pipette tip insertion hole, then, dispensing a second amount of the second liquid in a state where the pipette tip insertion hole is hermetically closed to supply the second liquid into the microchannel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takanori Murayama, Youichi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20210206898
    Abstract: The problem to be addressed by the invention is to provide a polymerizable composition for three-dimensional modeling used for producing three-dimensional models having high flexural modulus and impact strength, as well as high dimensional accuracy, and a production method for the composition. In order to solve the problem, the polymerizable composition for three-dimensional modeling contains an inorganic filler with an aspect ratio of 5 or greater, a dispersant, a photopolymerizable compound, and a thermally polymerizable compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Ayumi YONEZAKI
  • Patent number: 11054308
    Abstract: Observation light can be applied to a position for measurement without providing large space in a spectrophotometer, and the position for measurement can be easily known. A slit is disposed at a position optically conjugate with the position for measurement in the spectrophotometer. Light from an object to be measured passes through the slit, travels along a measurement optical path, and is subject to wavelength dispersion by a wavelength dispersing element. An observation light source is retracted outside the measurement optical path at the time of measuring a spectral spectrum. At the time of observing the position for measurement, the observation light source is inserted into the measurement optical path, and emits observation light toward the slit. Alternatively, light from an object to be measured passes through the slit, and is diffracted by a grating. The observation light source is disposed on an optical path of zeroth light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Kawasaki, Hidehiko Fujii, Katsutoshi Tsurutani
  • Patent number: 11055042
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first hardware processor that outputs guidance information for setting a predetermined function to a user; a second hardware processor that receives voice input from the user according to the guidance information; a third hardware processor that executes a process of setting the predetermined function according to the voice input received by the second hardware processor; and a fourth hardware processor that outputs a masking signal for masking voice from the user based on the guidance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kawabata
  • Patent number: 11054776
    Abstract: A fixing device includes: a fixing-surface-side member disposed on a fixing surface side on which a toner image is to be formed in a recording medium; a back-surface-side support member that is disposed on an opposite surface side to the fixing surface in the recording medium, and forms a fixing nip that nips and conveys the recording medium with the fixing-surface-side member; a heat source that heats the toner image formed on the recording medium passing through the fixing nip; a nip time changing part that can change a nip time that is a time required for the recording medium to pass through the fixing nip; and a hardware processor that controls the nip time changing part and the heat source to shorten the nip time and increase a fixing temperature of the toner image, and to lengthen the nip time and lower a fixing temperature of the toner image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Motoki Hironaka
  • Patent number: 11053091
    Abstract: Provided are a sheet position detection apparatus, a sheet conveyance apparatus, and an image formation apparatus. The sheet position detection apparatus has a first and a second conveyance roller which are arranged to oppose across a sheet to be conveyed and to nip the sheet, and a detector configured to detect an end position of the sheet, the detector has a light emitter and a light receptor arranged on the first conveyance roller side, the light emitter and the light receptor are arranged such that a light emitted from the light emitter is reflected on a reflective face of the second conveyance roller and enters the light receptor, and the detector detects passage of an end of the sheet based on a change in the amount of light entering the light receptor when the sheet shields a light emitted from the light emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masayuki Satou, Taisuke Minemura, Shoichi Yoshikawa, Yoshiyuki Toso
  • Patent number: 11054417
    Abstract: For fluorescent nanoparticles having a zeta potential of ?10 mV to ?60 mV at pH 7.0 or a zeta potential of 0 mV to ?10 mV in a buffer of pH 6.0 to 8.0, an appropriate electrical repulsive force can be generated between biomolecules that are generally negatively charged and the fluorescent nanoparticles. As a result, non-specific binding between the fluorescent nanoparticles and the biomolecules is suppressed and the fluorescent nanoparticles are specifically bound to a biomolecule to be stained through interaction stronger than the electrical repulsive force, so that the visibility of the specific biomolecule to be stained can be improved. Further, since an appropriate electrical repulsive force is also generated between the fluorescent nanoparticles themselves, aggregation of the fluorescent nanoparticles can be inhibited and the dispersibility in a staining solution can thereby be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hideki Gouda, Masaru Takahashi, Kensaku Takanashi, Fuminori Okada
  • Patent number: 11054761
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a job acquirer that acquires a print job; a photoconductor including a surface on which a toner image is to be formed; an electrifying member that electrifies the photoconductor; an exposure member that exposes the photoconductor; a developing member that supplies toner to the photoconductor; a cleaner that cleans the photoconductor; and a controller connected to the job acquirer to control the image forming apparatus, wherein the controller computes a first non-toner region that is provided on the surface of the photoconductor when the toner image is formed on the photoconductor, the first non-toner region not containing toner in a longitudinal direction of the surface of the photoconductor, and the controller causes the exposure member and the developing member to form the toner image on the photoconductor and to form a set of toner patches in the first non-toner region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yan Shen, Hideo Yamaki, Futoshi Okazaki, Yasuyuki Inada, Takahiro Kuroda, Yu Mukobayashi, Yoshitaka Nomura, Motoki Nakano
  • Patent number: 11052425
    Abstract: An ultrasonic probe includes: an acoustic element that generates an ultrasonic wave and detects the ultrasonic wave; a support that supports the acoustic element on a side opposite to a test object side; and a heat dissipation material disposed on a side of the support opposite to the acoustic element, wherein an attenuation/thermal conduction material made of an attenuating material containing a thermally conductive material is disposed in contact with the heat dissipation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Fukase
  • Publication number: 20210199854
    Abstract: An optical lens with an antireflective film includes: a lens substrate; and an antireflective film disposed on the lens substrate. The antireflective film is formed of layers each having a physical thickness of 140 nm or less. In order from an air side, the antireflective film has: a first layer formed as an MgF2 layer, a second layer, a fourth layer, a sixth layer, an eighth layer, and a tenth layer each having a refractive index of 2.0 or more and 2.3 or less, and a third layer, a fifth layer, a seventh layer, and a ninth layer each formed as an SiO2 layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakano, Koji Takahara
  • Patent number: 11047798
    Abstract: A specimen containing a substance to be measured is introduced into a flow path of a measurement chip including a flow path which is a cavity for accommodating liquid and a reflecting unit which specularly reflects light which passes through the flow path so as to pass through the flow path again and a measurement value indicating an amount of the substance to be measured in the specimen is acquired. Then, second light acquired when first light including light of a wavelength absorbed by a red blood cell passes through the specimen in the flow path, is reflected by the reflecting unit, and passes through the specimen in the flow path again is detected in a state in which the specimen is present in the flow path. Next, a hematocrit value of the specimen is determined on the basis of a detection result of the second light. Next, a measurement value is corrected on the basis of the hematocrit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Fumio Nagai, Tetsuya Noda, Hideyuki Fujii
  • Patent number: 11049253
    Abstract: A dynamic analysis device including a hardware processor that generates, from each of a first chest dynamic image and a second chest dynamic image generated by radiographing dynamics of a chest at different times, a plurality of pieces of waveform information including at least waveform information indicating a respiratory state and waveform information indicating a heartbeat state; selects, from the second chest dynamic image, a comparative image to be compared with a reference image included in the first chest dynamic image, according to the generated plurality of pieces of waveform information; and subjects the reference image and the comparative image to a comparison analysis process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hirotake Minami
  • Patent number: 11045803
    Abstract: Aiming to provide a method capable of reciprocatingly delivering various liquids without bringing air into a microchannel, a detection system and a detection apparatus for implementation of this method. In order to achieve at least one of the above aims, provided is a method of inserting a pipette tip into a liquid injection portion of a detection chip including: the microchannel; the liquid injection portion connected to one end of the microchannel; and a reservoir connected to the other end of the microchannel, injecting and aspirating the liquid by the pipette tip, and reciprocatingly delivering the liquid into the microchannel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Youichi Aoki, Takanori Murayama
  • Publication number: 20210192721
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an inputter, a hardware processor, and a storage. The inputter is to input a morphological image, and a plurality of fluorescent images which having focal planes different at a predetermined interval in a height direction of the tissue sample in a same range as the morphological image and representing expression of the biological substance in the tissue sample with a fluorescent bright spot. The hardware processor extracts a cell region, specifies a focal plane most in focus as an in-focus plane for each cell region, specifies a coordinate in the in-focus plane of the cell region, extracts a fluorescent bright spot region from a fluorescent image in a focal plane corresponding to the in-focus plane, and calculates a luminance value or a number of the fluorescent nanoparticle in the fluorescent bright spot region. The storage stores the in-focus plane and the coordinate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroaki KEMMOCHI
  • Publication number: 20210192786
    Abstract: A biological substance quantification method of quantifying an expression amount of a specific biological substance in a target sample stained by using a fluorescent dye accumulated particle bondable to the specific biological substance. The method includes: inputting a first fluorescent image obtained by image capturing of the target sample; extracting a bright spot portion from the first fluorescent image and calculating a first luminance value; and calculating a number of the fluorescent dye accumulated particle included in the bright spot portion by using the first luminance value, a second luminance value of a bright spot portion extracted from a second fluorescent image obtained by image capturing of a standard sample, and a distribution of a third luminance value of each bright spot portion in a third fluorescent image obtained by image capturing of a preparation on which the fluorescent dye accumulated particle is dispersed without aggregating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuichi OZAKI