Patents by Inventor Akihiro Nagata

Akihiro Nagata 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: 20210140858
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intestinal flora extraction vessel for extracting an intestinal flora from feces, the vessel including: a vessel main body with a first opening portion and a second opening portion formed therein, the vessel main body being configured so as to be deformable; an opening/closing mechanism configured to open/close the first opening portion of the vessel main body; a filter member accommodated in the vessel main body and partitioning the vessel main body into a first region located on the side of the first opening portion and a second region located on the side of the second opening portion, the filter member being configured to filter off the intestinal flora from the feces; and a communication member attached to the second opening portion, and configured to allow the second region to be in communication with the outside of the vessel main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY, INC.
    Inventors: Masaki NISHIOKA, Osamu TAKIGUCHI, Yasushi NAGATA, Akihiro NABESHIMA, Takashi FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10803845
    Abstract: The automatic performance device includes a storage part for storing a plurality of performance patterns, a performance part for playing a performance on the basis of a performance pattern stored in the storage part, an input part for inputting performance information through an input device that receives a performance operation of a user, and a selection part for selecting a performance pattern being a maximum likelihood estimation from the plurality of performance patterns stored in the storage part on the basis of the performance information input to the input part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Roland Corporation, Meiji University
    Inventors: Akihiro Nagata, Tokio Takahashi, Shigeki Sagayama, Kohei Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10771637
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that forms an image on paper in accordance with a printing job includes: a communication unit that receives meeting information concerning a meeting; a storage unit that stores the meeting information received by the communication unit; an editing control unit that edits the meeting information stored in the storage unit in accordance with an execution time of the printing job; an operation display unit that freely outputs images or voices captured in the meeting based on the meeting information edited by the editing control unit; and an output control unit that controls output of the images or voices captured in the meeting and output from the operation display unit, wherein the output control unit finishes output of the images or voices captured in the meeting and output from the operation display unit before completion of the printing job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Akihiro Nagata
  • Patent number: 10748045
    Abstract: A device including a replaceable component, in which the component is not electrically connected to the device and includes a component-side storage, a component-side transmitter/receiver, a component-side hardware processor, and a component-side power generator, the device includes a main-body side storage, a counter which counts up the consumption degree of the component stored in the main-body storage, a main-body side transmitter/receiver, a main-body side hardware processor, a main-body side power generator, and a detector which detects attachment and detachment, the main-body side hardware processor causes the main-body side transmitter/receiver to transmit the specific identification information of the component and the consumption degree of the component when detachment is detected, and the component-side hardware processor rewrites the information in the component-side storage on the basis of the specific identification information of the component and the consumption degree of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Akihiro Nagata
  • Publication number: 20190377991
    Abstract: A device including a replaceable component, in which the component is not electrically connected to the device and includes a component-side storage, a component-side transmitter/receiver, a component-side hardware processor, and a component-side power generator, the device includes a main-body side storage, a counter which counts up the consumption degree of the component stored in the main-body storage, a main-body side transmitter/receiver, a main-body side hardware processor, a main-body side power generator, and a detector which detects attachment and detachment, the main-body side hardware processor causes the main-body side transmitter/receiver to transmit the specific identification information of the component and the consumption degree of the component when detachment is detected, and the component-side hardware processor rewrites the information in the component-side storage on the basis of the specific identification information of the component and the consumption degree of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Akihiro Nagata
  • Publication number: 20190355338
    Abstract: The automatic performance device includes a storage part for storing a plurality of performance patterns, a performance part for playing a performance on the basis of a performance pattern stored in the storage part, an input part for inputting performance information through an input device that receives a performance operation of a user, and a selection part for selecting a performance pattern being a maximum likelihood estimation from the plurality of performance patterns stored in the storage part on the basis of the performance information input to the input part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: Roland Corporation, Meiji University
    Inventors: Akihiro Nagata, Tokio Takahashi, Shigeki Sagayama, Kohei Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10191702
    Abstract: A job execution device, including: an operation panel; a communicator for communicating with another job execution device; and a hardware processor that: displays its own operation window and the operation window of the another job execution device on the operation panel; receives a setting of a distribution process for distributing a process for executing the job relating to a first function between the job execution device and the another job execution device by a predetermined operation, when a selection button of the first function exists in both of its own operation window and the operation window of the another job execution device; and instructs the job executor of the job execution device and the another job execution device to carry out the distribution process, when an entry of the job relating to the first function is received in a situation in which the distribution process is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Akihiro Nagata
  • Publication number: 20180101345
    Abstract: Disclosed is a job execution device, including: an operation panel; a communicator for communicating with another job execution device; and a hardware processor that: displays its own operation window and the operation window of the another job execution device on the operation panel; receives a setting of a distribution process for distributing a process for executing the job relating to a first function between the job execution device and the another job execution device by a predetermined operation, when a selection button of the first function exists in both of its own operation window and the operation window of the another job execution device; and instructs the job executor of the job execution device and the another job execution device to carry out the distribution process, when an entry of the job relating to the first job is received in a situation in which the distribution process is set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Akihiro NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20170353614
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that forms an image on paper in accordance with a printing job includes: a communication unit that receives meeting information concerning a meeting; a storage unit that stores the meeting information received by the communication unit; an editing control unit that edits the meeting information stored in the storage unit in accordance with an execution time of the printing job; an operation display unit that freely outputs images or voices captured in the meeting based on the meeting information edited by the editing control unit; and an output control unit that controls output of the images or voices captured in the meeting and output from the operation display unit, wherein the output control unit finishes output of the images or voices captured in the meeting and output from the operation display unit before completion of the printing job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Akihiro NAGATA
  • Patent number: 9127746
    Abstract: A power transmission belt having a body with an inside, an outside, and a length. The body has a tension section and a compression section, and teeth and troughs alternating lengthwise of the body. A layer on the body in which the teeth are formed has a surface facing in one of an inside and outside direction on which alternating protrusions and recesses are formed against which another component on the body is placed and conforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Onita, Akihiro Nagata
  • Patent number: 8571399
    Abstract: An imaging optical device may include a movable module having a lens drive device on which a lens and an imaging element are mounted; a support body for supporting the movable module; a rocking drive mechanism for rocking the movable module; and a plate spring for rockably supporting the movable module. The plate spring is provided with a holding section for holding the movable module, a fixed section fixed to the support body, and a spring section for connecting the holding section and the fixed section to each other. The spring section can deform in the direction perpendicular to the optical axis and in the direction of the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Minamisawa, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Yuichi Takei, Tadashi Takeda, Akihiro Nagata, Hisahiro Ishihara, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Katsushige Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 8406617
    Abstract: A photographic optical device may include a movable module having a camera module on which a lens and an imaging element are mounted, a support body, and a shake correction mechanism. The movable module may be provided with a sensor for detecting an inclination of the camera module and a cover member which structures an outer peripheral face of the movable module. The shake correction mechanism may be provided with a swing drive mechanism for swinging the movable module so that the optical axis is inclined. The swing drive mechanism may be provided with a drive magnet and a drive coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Katsushige Yanagisawa, Akihiro Nagata, Tadashi Takeda, Shinji Minamisawa, Yuichi Takei, Hisahiro Ishihara, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8396357
    Abstract: An optical unit with shake correcting function may include a movable module on which an optical element is mounted, a fixed body which supports the movable module, a shake detection sensor which detects a shake of the movable module, a shake correction magnetic drive mechanism which swings the movable module on the fixed body on a basis of a detection result of the shake detection sensor to correct the shake of the movable module, and a spring member which is connected with the fixed body and the movable module. A stopper mechanism may be structured between the movable module and the fixed body, and the stopper mechanism may moving ranges of the movable module due to the shake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Katsushige Yanagisawa, Hisahiro Ishihara, Shinji Minamisawa, Yuichi Takei, Tadashi Takeda, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Akihiro Nagata, Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8279289
    Abstract: An optical unit with shake correcting function may include a movable module having a lens, a fixed body supporting the movable module, a shake detection sensor for detecting shake of the movable module, and at least one pair of magnetic drive mechanism for shake correction which is structured on both sides of the movable module so that the movable module is swung with respect to the fixed body on the basis of detection result of the shake detection sensor to correct the shake of the movable module. The magnetic drive mechanism for shake correction is disposed so that a shake correction magnet is held by the fixed body and a shake correction coil is held by the movable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Nagata, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Yuichi Takei, Tadashi Takeda, Hisahiro Ishihara, Shinji Minamisawa, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8238736
    Abstract: Provided is a photographing optical device, which is able to reliably correct an unintentional movement by hand of a user by improving the constitution of a camera unit driving mechanism for correcting the deflection of a camera unit. In order that a camera unit is made to be rocked to correct the unintentional movement, a photographing optical device includes a first camera unit drive mechanism and a second camera unit drive mechanism, which are so disposed at two side portions sandwiching a pivot portion therebetween as to make a pair. In these camera unit drive mechanisms, camera unit driving magnets are held on the side of the camera unit as a movable body side, and camera unit driving coils are held on the side of a stationary body. The camera unit is pushed toward the pivot portion by a gimbal spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Toshifumi Tsuruta, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Tadashi Takeda, Hisahiro Ishihara, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Yuichi Takei, Akihiro Nagata, Shinji Minamisawa
  • Patent number: 8224169
    Abstract: An optical imaging device, wherein an imaging unit is displaced to correct the vibrations, and the imaging unit is supported on a stationary object by a total of four suspension wires. A first imaging unit drive mechanism and a second imaging unit drive mechanism are provided as a pair at two positions on either side of the optical axis L. In the imaging unit drive mechanisms, imaging unit drive magnets, are held on the imaging unit side, which is the movable side, and imaging unit drive coils, are held on the stationary object side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventors: Toshifumi Tsuruta, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Tadashi Takeda, Hisahiro Ishihara, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Yuichi Takei, Akihiro Nagata, Shinji Minamisawa
  • Publication number: 20120020654
    Abstract: A photographic optical device may include a movable module having a camera module on which a lens and an imaging element are mounted, a support body, and a shake correction mechanism. The movable module may be provided with a sensor for detecting an inclination of the camera module and a cover member which structures an outer peripheral face of the movable module. The shake correction mechanism may be provided with a swing drive mechanism for swinging the movable module so that the optical axis is inclined. The swing drive mechanism may be provided with a drive magnet and a drive coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsushige Yanagisawa, Akihiro Nagata, Tadashi Takeda, Shinji Minamisawa, Yuichi Takei, Hisahiro Ishihara, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20110262121
    Abstract: An optical unit with shake correcting function may include a movable module on which an optical element is mounted, a fixed body which supports the movable module, a shake detection sensor which detects a shake of the movable module, a shake correction magnetic drive mechanism which swings the movable module on the fixed body on a basis of a detection result of the shake detection sensor to correct the shake of the movable module, and a spring member which is connected with the fixed body and the movable module. A stopper mechanism may be structured between the movable module and the fixed body, and the stopper mechanism may moving ranges of the movable module due to the shake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsushige Yanagisawa, Hisahiro Ishihara, Shinji Minamisawa, Yuichi Takei, Tadashi Takeda, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Akihiro Nagata, Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20110262122
    Abstract: An imaging optical device may include a movable module having a lens drive device on which a lens and an imaging element are mounted; a support body for supporting the movable module; a rocking drive mechanism for rocking the movable module; and a plate spring for rockably supporting the movable module. The plate spring is provided with a holding section for holding the movable module, a fixed section fixed to the support body, and a spring section for connecting the holding section and the fixed section to each other. The spring section can deform in the direction perpendicular to the optical axis and in the direction of the optical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Minamisawa, Toshiyuki Karasawa, Yuichi Takei, Tadashi Takeda, Akihiro Nagata, Hisahiro Ishihara, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Katsushige Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: D805126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Yoji Inagaki, Fumihiko Miura, Hidemasa Togai, Akihiro Nagata