Patents Assigned to Konica Minolta, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20240242313
    Abstract: A dynamic image processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that performs a scattered ray removing process on a dynamic image captured by irradiating a subject with radiation; and acquires at least one imaging condition that is set in capturing the dynamic image. The hardware processor performs the scattered ray removing process on the dynamic image based on at least one of a predetermined condition and the imaging condition that has been acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2023
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuuichi NISHIJIMA, Satoshi HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20240240044
    Abstract: A fabric treatment agent for use in textile printing by a sublimable color material, including an aromatic compound having NICS (1) in the range of ?105 or more and ?12 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2023
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Ayumi KAWAMURA
  • Publication number: 20240241470
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a hardware processor that: acquires output information of a recording medium on which an image is formed by an image forming apparatus and recording medium-related information, and determines, based on the output information and the recording medium-related information that is acquired, information on a recording medium that is recommended for use in the image forming apparatus or information on a recording medium that is not recommended for use in the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2024
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro KAMIYA, Takahiro TSUJIMOTO, Takeshi TAMADA
  • Publication number: 20240240393
    Abstract: A fabric treatment agent for use in textile printing by a sublimable color material, including an aromatic heterocyclic compound, wherein a molecular weight A of the aromatic heterocyclic compound satisfies the following relational formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2023
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Ayumi KAWAMURA
  • Publication number: 20240242653
    Abstract: A light measuring apparatus includes a light receiver that receives light from a measurement target capable of emitting light, a memory that stores in advance calibration data corresponding to a plurality of gradations corresponding to a plurality of light emission modes of the measurement target for each color of light emitted from the measurement target, and a hardware processor that calculates light emission information including a measurement target parameter of the light received by the light receiver using a light intensity signal received by the light receiver and calibration data corresponding to a light emission state of the measurement target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2024
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro KIRIYAMA, Tomohiro MURATA, Tomohiro FUKAMIZU
  • Patent number: 12037531
    Abstract: Provided is a polymer that includes a predetermined structural unit derived from an azomethine derivative having a polymerizable group and is reversibly fluidized and non-fluidized by being irradiated with light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Haruo Horiguchi, Yukiko Kusano, Kouji Sugama, Seijiro Takahashi, Toyoko Shibata, Tomohiro Oshiyama
  • Patent number: 12038709
    Abstract: An image formation system includes: an image former that forms an image on a continuous sheet; a slack generator that is arranged upstream of the image former in a sheet conveyance direction and generates slack on the continuous sheet; and a sheet characteristic detector that is arranged upstream of the slack generator in the sheet conveyance direction and detects a sheet characteristic of the continuous sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Iwai
  • Patent number: 12036058
    Abstract: An imaging control device includes a hardware processor. The hardware processor generates second dynamic image data from first dynamic image data that is image data of a dynamic image having multiple frame images received from a radiographic image capturing device, the second dynamic image data being image data of a dynamic image having only a part of the multiple frame images; and transmits, to an external device, the second dynamic image data and information indicating a first radiation dose that is information corresponding to a radiation dose in imaging for obtaining the first dynamic image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akira Hiroshige, Ryo Watanabe, Sumiya Nagatsuka, Ikki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 12030319
    Abstract: A pressure fluctuation suppression device including a suppressor and a detector. The suppressor is disposed on a flow path of a liquid and suppresses fluctuations in pressure of the liquid in the flow path. The detector detects deterioration of a suppression function of the suppressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Tasuku Asanuma
  • Patent number: 12029613
    Abstract: A diagnostic ultrasound apparatus includes a body, a display, a console, a probe port, a battery and a cart configured as separate units. The display, the console, the probe port and the battery are attachable to and detachable from the body. The body, the display and the console are attachable to and detachable from the cart. The body with the probe port and the battery attached, the display and the console are attached to the cart, thereby configuring the diagnostic ultrasound apparatus as a cart style. The display and the console are detached from the body with the probe port and the battery attached, thereby configuring the diagnostic ultrasound apparatus as a desktop style. The display, the console, the probe port and the battery are attached and connected to the body so as to be integrated, thereby configuring the diagnostic ultrasound apparatus as a hand-carry style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsushi Chihara, Takahiko Shiraishi, Yasuhiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 12032311
    Abstract: An image formation apparatus includes: a transferrer that forms a toner image on an image formation surface of paper; a fixer that fixes the toner image on the paper; a paper conveyor that conveys the paper between an upstream side of the transferrer and a downstream side of the fixer in a paper conveyance direction; and a paper pre-heater that heats, on the upstream side of the transferrer in the paper conveyance direction, the image formation surface of the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Mikihiko Takada
  • Patent number: 12033371
    Abstract: An object position area detection unit of an object detection device detects a position area of an object included in an inputted image, on the basis of a first class definition in which a plurality of classes are defined in advance. A class identification unit identifies which of the plurality of classes the object belongs to, on the basis of a second class definition in which a plurality of classes are defined in advance. An object detection result output unit outputs an object detection result on the basis of a detection result of the object position area detection unit and an identification result of the class identification unit. The number of classes defined by the second class definition is smaller than the number of classes defined by the first class definition. The plurality of classes defined by the second class definition are formed by collecting some of a plurality of classes defined by the first class definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Bumpei Toji
  • Patent number: 12030304
    Abstract: A conveyance device includes a conveyance path on which a medium is carried; a first detector that detects the medium on the conveyance path and generates first property data; and a hardware processor that acquires the first property data and second property data generated by detecting the medium disposed at a position away from the conveyance path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Yoshimura, Satoshi Ogata, Masayuki Watanabe, Hidenori Mine
  • Patent number: 12033610
    Abstract: Provided is an acoustic lens applied to an ultrasound probe and forming an ultrasound beam by focusing ultrasound transmitted from a piezoelectric transducer, in which: an ultrasound radiation surface of the acoustic lens includes: a first area that is located in a lens center portion and forms a focal point at a position corresponding to a deep portion of the ultrasound beam; and a second area that is located on a lens outer side of the first area and forms a focal point at a position corresponding to a shallow portion of the ultrasound beam, and a focal depth formed by a lens portion of each position of the first area and the second area draws a profile that becomes continuously shallow from a side of the lens center portion to the lens outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Taniguchi, Shuhei Okuda
  • Patent number: 12032315
    Abstract: A technology aimed at improvement of paper discriminating accuracy is provided. In an image forming apparatus, a control unit derives a discriminating result for types of paper. To be specific, the control unit derives the discriminating result for types of paper using a first detection value based on absorption by the paper of the light having the first wavelength and a second detection value based on absorption by the paper of the light having the second wavelength. The first wavelength ranges from 750 nm to 1100 nm. The second wavelength ranges from 400 nm to 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shohei Dokiya, Daisuke Kobayashi, Masahiko Takahashi, Takaki Uemura, Makoto Ooki, Takafumi Yuasa
  • Patent number: 12032958
    Abstract: An image forming device to which an external device is detachably attached, including an interface that is able to attach to the external device, a storage that stores multi-tier architecture software, and a computer that executes the multi-tier architecture software. The multi-tier architecture software includes a lower layer that includes an operating system that manages the external device, an upper layer that includes an application program that accesses the external device via the lower layer, and an intervening abstraction layer that hides implementation of the lower layer from the upper layer. The upper layer includes an access control program that is able to save path information to access the external device to the storage, and relays access from the application program to the external device by accessing the lower layer without going through the abstraction layer and accessing the external device using the path information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kazuki Harada
  • Patent number: 12029918
    Abstract: A dose management device manages dose information of radiation doses in radiation events where radiographic images are generated in response to radiation on a subject. The dose management device includes a controller that acquires a target piece of the dose information, identifies a radiographic image corresponding to the target piece based on correspondence between each of the radiographic images and a piece of the dose information in a radiation event in which the radiographic images are generated, and outputs the identified radiographic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Seiji Nomura
  • Patent number: 12032318
    Abstract: An electrophotographic image forming system forms an electrostatic latent image on at least a photoreceptor, develops an image using an electrostatic charge image developing toner, and removes the toner using a cleaning blade. A tip ridge of the cleaning blade is pressed against a surface of the photoreceptor. The system includes a photosensitive layer of the photoreceptor and a surface protecting layer that is provided on a surface of the photosensitive layer. The surface protecting layer includes a polymerizable monomer having at least two polymerizable groups in a molecule and a polymer of a hole transporting compound having a polymerizable group represented by General formula (1). The tip ridge of the cleaning blade has an edge angle that is obtuse and less than 120° and is pressed against the surface of the photoreceptor at an effective contact angle that is in a range of 8 to 20°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Taiki Amemiya, Kazutoshi Kobayashi, Yukio Hosoya, Seijiro Takahashi, Tomoko Sakimura, Kazukuni Nishimura
  • Patent number: 12024767
    Abstract: A dielectric film is provided on a transparent substrate. The dielectric film has at least one low refractive index layer. An uppermost layer of the dielectric film contains SiO2 and has a film density of 92% or more. The uppermost layer contains an element having an electronegativity smaller than Si.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Jinichi Kasuya, Kazunari Tada
  • Patent number: 12024632
    Abstract: A near infrared absorbing composition includes a near infrared absorber. The near infrared absorber contains at least one of Ingredient (A) and Ingredient (B). Ingredient (A) consists of a first compound having a first structure represented by General Formula (I), a second compound having a second structure represented by General Formula (II), and a copper ion. Ingredient (B) consists of a first copper complex in which the first compound is coordinated and a second copper complex in which the second compound is coordinated. In General Formula (I), R1 represents an alkyl group containing 1-20 carbons or an aryl group containing 6-20 carbons, and may further have a substituent. In General Formula (II), R2 represents an alkyl group containing 1-20 carbons or an aryl group containing 6-20 carbons, and may further have a substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Natsumi Kiriishi, Koji Daifuku, Takayuki Suzuki, Kiyoshi Fukusaka