Patents Assigned to Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20190146734
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is described. The information processing apparatus executes an information process while transmitting and receiving data to and from an information terminal device in response to a request from the information terminal device. The information processing apparatus includes a communication module configured to wirelessly communicate with the information terminal device, an output module configured to output an image, and a controller configured to control the output module to output an image containing a code symbol which can be optically read. The code symbol indicates connection information for wireless connection from the information terminal device to the communication module and identification information for identifying the information processing apparatus for data transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshiki Takeishi
  • Publication number: 20190147833
    Abstract: A content providing apparatus includes a selecting unit, a setting unit, and an output unit. The selecting unit selects additional information output while being superimposed on content output to a display device. The setting unit sets the additional information selected by the selecting unit in any position overlapping the content. The output unit outputs the content, for which the additional information is set by the setting unit, to the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mika Hirama, Akihiko Fujiwara, Masami Takahata, Ryuichi Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10289975
    Abstract: An item management apparatus comprises an interface configured to obtain a first identifier of a first wireless device that is carried by a user and a second identifier of a second wireless device that is correlated with an item and carries out an alarm notice in response to a drive signal; a first receiver configured to receive a first signal from the first wireless device; a second receiver configured to receive a second signal from the second wireless device; and a processor configured to correlate the first identifier with the second identifier and to cause the memory to store the correlated first identifier and second identifier, if the first signal is received by the first receiver from the first wireless device corresponding to the first identifier obtained via the interface, and the second signal is received by the second receiver from the second wireless device corresponding to the second identifier obtained via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Ito, Masami Yamanashi, Shinichi Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 10290936
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a movable antenna includes a holder, an antenna radiator element attached to the holder, a first feed element that is attached to the holder and electromagnetically coupled to the antenna radiator element, a base plate in a facing arrangement with the holder, a second feed element on the base plate and configured to face and overlap at least a portion of the first feed element, and a mechanism that moves the holder in a longitudinal direction of the second feed element while maintaining an interval between the first and second feed element permitting energy to be transferred between the first and second feed elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sadatoshi Oishi
  • Publication number: 20190139018
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a registration apparatus comprises an information acquisition section configured to acquire commodity information of a commodity; a residual quantity acquisition section configured to acquire remaining battery level; and a communication section configured to transmit the commodity information input by the information acquisition section to a server if the remaining battery level is equal to or less than a first threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisuke MIYAGI
  • Publication number: 20190138772
    Abstract: A reading apparatus for reading commodity information relating to a commodity from a RFID tag attached to the commodity includes a placement section, a first antenna, one or more second antennas, a reflection member, and a reading controller. The placement section is configured to support the commodity. The first antenna is configured to emit radio waves in a direction facing the placement section. The one or more second antennas are arranged below the first antenna in such a manner that a direction of an emitting plane from which radio waves are emitted is different from that of the emitting plane of the first antenna 15. The reflecting member is configured to reflect radio waves emitted from the one or more second antennas. A reading controller is configured to read the commodity information from the RFID tag of each commodity placed on the placement section with at least one of the first antenna or the one or more second antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Wataru SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190139122
    Abstract: A commodity-data processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a first acquiring unit configured to acquire commodity identification information for identifying a commodity, a second acquiring unit configured to acquire an image or a moving image including a container in its field of view in which a user puts the commodity, and an output unit. If the commodity identification information is acquired by the first acquiring unit, the output unit inputs the commodity to commodity acquisition information indicating a list of commodities for checkout. If a commodity not input to the commodity acquisition information is put in the container, the output unit outputs, on the basis of the image or the moving image including the container acquired by the second acquiring unit, information indicating that the commodity not input to the commodity acquisition information is put in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidehiro Naito
  • Publication number: 20190135022
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a control unit and an attaching unit. The control unit determines a position along a surface of a sheet adjacent to an edge portion thereof, where a tag including a binding section for binding the sheet is to be attached. The attaching unit has a carrier for the tag and is moved to attach the tag to the position on the surface of the sheet determined by the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidetoshi YOKOCHI
  • Publication number: 20190139245
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a camera interface and a processor. The camera interface acquires a captured image from at least one camera that images an article. The processor acquires a basic shape of the article and acquires an image captured with imaging parameters corresponding to the basic shape from the at least one camera through the camera interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki YASUNAGA, Norimasa Ariga
  • Publication number: 20190139071
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus determines whether a condition for issuing a stamp is satisfied based on receipt data, and issues a stamp if the issuing condition is satisfied. If the stamp is issued, the data processing apparatus updates data of a stamp card, which is stored in association with customer specifying information, to data of the stamp card indicating a result of collecting an issued stamp. The data processing apparatus associates card identification information for identifying a stamp card of which the data is updated with the receipt data. The data processing apparatus performs control to cause to display, on an information terminal possessed by a customer, a receipt image based on the receipt data and the image of the stamp card identified by the card identification information associated with the receipt data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10284739
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a detection section, an identification section, an acquisition section and a restriction section. The detection section detects an approach of a user. The identification section identifies the user detected by the detection section. The acquisition section acquires statistics determined from a use count of the user identified by the identification section. The restriction section restricts execution of a warm-up control based on the statistics acquired by the acquisition section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kuniyoshi Takano
  • Patent number: 10282152
    Abstract: A method of performing a print operation includes receiving a print request to perform a print operation on a first printer and identifying an error with respect to the first printer. In response to the error, a second printer is selected, which is currently powered OFF, to perform the print request, based on one or more criteria. The printer request is transmitted to the second printer. The second printer includes a network interface that receives the print request and, responsive thereto, causes the second printer to be powered ON to perform the print operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jin Kamada
  • Patent number: 10279587
    Abstract: An inkjet head comprises a drive section, a nozzle plate, a substrate and a wiring section. The drive section comprises two integral piezoelectric members of which polarization directions are opposite with respect to the longitudinal direction of the piezoelectric member, wherein a plurality of grooves arranged from one piezoelectric member to the middle of the other piezoelectric member and a plurality of holes arranged across the two piezoelectric members are alternately arranged along the longitudinal direction of the piezoelectric member. The nozzle plate is fixed on one main surface of the one piezoelectric member and comprises a plurality of nozzle holes facing the plurality of the grooves. The substrate is fixed with the other main surface of the other piezoelectric member. The wiring section is arranged on an inner surface of the hole and at a position facing the hole of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Shimosato
  • Patent number: 10275622
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a radio tag reading apparatus has an antenna device, a storage device, and a controller. The controller judges what frequency band is usable or not out of a plurality of frequency bands stored in the storage device. Further the controller makes the antenna device radiate a radio wave in the judged usable frequency band at a transmission rate in accordance with a width of the judged usable frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuo Murofushi
  • Patent number: 10277073
    Abstract: A non-contact power transmission apparatus for transmitting electric power in a non-contact manner to a power reception apparatus comprises a housing configured to include a support section for placing the power reception apparatus and a circuit section for transmission of the electric power therein; a power transmission antenna arranged at a position corresponding to the support section of the housing and configured to transmit AC power to the power reception apparatus; and a hollow formed in the vicinity of the support section in the housing and capable of housing an end protruding to the support section side of a protrusion included in the power reception apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masakazu Kato
  • Patent number: 10272692
    Abstract: A liquid circulation device includes a circulation path through which a liquid circulates through a liquid ejection head, a first pump in the circulation path on a first side of the liquid ejection head, a second pump in the circulation path on a second side of the liquid ejection head, an adjustment tank in the circulation path between the first pump and the second pump, an upstream tank in the circulation path between the liquid ejection head and the first pump, a downstream tank in the circulation path between the liquid ejection head and the second pump, a first pressure sensor configured to detect a pressure in the upstream tank, a second pressure sensor configured to detect a pressure in the downstream tank, and a controller configured to control the first and second pumps based on detected pressures in the upstream and downstream tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hara, Kazuhiko Ohtsu
  • Patent number: 10275735
    Abstract: A sales data processing apparatus comprises a control module which switches between a first mode for enabling a reading section, which reads a three-dimensional shape of an article and a two-dimensional image of the article, to read the three-dimensional shape of the article and a second mode for reading the two-dimensional image of the article; a calculation module which calculates a delivery charge of the article based on the three-dimensional shape of the article read in the first mode and a list in which the charge is determined for each volume of the article to be delivered; a registration module which registers an amount of the article contained in the two-dimensional image based on the two-dimensional image read in the second mode; and a first display control module which displays the delivery charge calculated by the calculation module or the amount registered by the registration module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisuke Miyagi
  • Patent number: 10275753
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an information processing apparatus is mountable on and demountable from a docking station, and has an input device, an acquisition unit to acquire information indicating an operator for user authentication, and a processor. When the apparatus is mounted on the docking station, the processor permits acceptance of the operation input by the input device, without starting up the acquisition unit. When the apparatus is demounted from the docking station, the processor starts up the acquisition unit, and performs user authentication based on the information indicating the operator which has been acquired by the started up acquisition unit. When the operator is approved as a specific operator of the information processing apparatus, as a result of the user authentication, the processor permits acceptance of the operation input by the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru Nishiie, Masatoshi Nochi
  • Patent number: 10268559
    Abstract: A computing device includes a memory, a communication interface, and a controller. The controller is configured to store, in the memory, one or more logs that meet a predetermined condition, during operation of the computer device, detect establishment of a local wireless or wired connection to a mobile computing device, detect a triggering event to trigger an output of said one or more logs stored in the memory, and upon detection of the triggering event, control the communication interface to transmit said one or more logs stored in the memory to the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10268361
    Abstract: A list of a plurality of objects to be displayed, which corresponds to page images to be operated, respectively, is displayed; it is determined which object is selected as an object to be moved among the plurality of displayed objects to be displayed; it is determined which object is selected as a movement destination object among the plurality of displayed objects to be displayed; and allocation page images are displayed in a state where a page image corresponding to the object determined as the object to be moved and a page image corresponding to the object determined as the movement destination object are allocated to a single page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kato