Patents by Inventor Akio Ishii

Akio Ishii 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: 20200408719
    Abstract: A sensing system contains a vibration device attached to a stem of an agricultural crop for applying vibration to the agricultural crop, at least one sensor attached to the stem of the agricultural crop for sensing vibration of the agricultural crop caused by the vibration applied to the agricultural product from the vibration device to transmit vibration information relate to the vibration of the agricultural crop and a computing device for identifying one local maximum value among a plurality of local maximum values in a frequency spectrum obtained from the vibration information received from the at least one sensor as a resonance frequency of the vibration of the agricultural crop to determine a growth degree of a fruit of the agricultural crop based on the identified resonance frequency
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Shigenori INAMOTO, Takanori HANAYAMA, Akio ISHII, Toru TAKEMOTO
  • Patent number: 10835932
    Abstract: It is an object to prevent adhesion of a processing liquid to a non-processing region of a substrate. In order to achieve the object, a substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate rotating mechanism, a discharging portion for discharging a processing liquid to a substrate, a moving portion for moving a discharging portion, and a controller. The discharging portion starts to discharge the processing liquid at a first position and is moved to a second position. The first position is a position of the discharging portion where a section of a passage of the discharging portion is projected onto a first region, and the second position is a position of the discharging portion where the section of the passage is projected onto a second region. The first region is a region on the peripheral edge side of the substrate from the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nishida, Akio Hashizume, Junichi Ishii
  • Patent number: 10788447
    Abstract: A liquid analyzer is one that performs analysis in a state of being immersed in a flowing analysis target liquid, and in order to simply make a good/bad determination and increase reliability, includes: a sensor adapted to, in a state where a responsive membrane is immersed in the flowing analysis target liquid, sense a predetermined component contained in the analysis target liquid; an analysis mechanism adapted to analyze the analysis target liquid with use of voltage generated in the sensor; and a resistance measurement mechanism adapted to, in the state where the responsive membrane is immersed in the flowing analysis target liquid, apply DC voltage to the responsive membrane to measure the resistance of the responsive membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: HORIBA ADVANCED TECHNO CO., LTD., HORIBA, LTD., TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT
    Inventors: Akio Nakayama, Rumiko Furuya, Akio Ishii, Yasuto Kaba, Yuichi Ito, Susumu Yamauchi, Hiroaki Murakami, Atsushi Senda
  • Publication number: 20200292968
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transfer member, a fixing member, a guide member, and an attraction member. The transfer member transfers a developer to a medium. The fixing member fixes onto the medium the developer transferred to the medium. The guide member is disposed between the transfer member and the fixing member to guide the medium. The attraction member attracts the developer through the opening. An opening is located upstream of the guide member in a medium transport direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunari ISHII, Akio Shimonaga, Tetsuya Kawatani
  • Publication number: 20200271625
    Abstract: A system for monitoring fruit growth including: a vibration exciter that imparts predetermined vibration to a stem or a branch between a fruit and a stalk growing on a plant; a vibration sensor that detects vibration of the stem or the branch caused by the vibration imparted by the vibration exciter; and a detector that detects a weight or weight change of the fruit based on a frequency of the vibration detected by the vibration sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru TAKEMOTO, Akio ISHII
  • Patent number: 10725811
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process including generating a virtual machine when a processing load regarding one or more virtual machines on which a software runs exceeds a threshold, determining whether a number of first type licenses of the software used for the one or more virtual machines is less than a predetermined number, the first type licenses being flat-rate licenses for a given period or permanently, obtaining a second type license of the software when the number of first type licenses is no less than the predetermined number, the second type license being a pay-for-use billing license, and applying the second type license to the generated virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomoya Matsueda, Yoshiro Tsuji, Hisashi Tandokoro, Akio Ishii
  • Publication number: 20200045388
    Abstract: Provided are an optical communication device and an optical communication system capable of preventing the costs of equipment from increasing for an optical communication network constructed including devices provided by different vendors or devices of different generations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicants: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyo ISHII, Shu NAMIKI, Shigeyuki YANAGIMACHI, Hitoshi TAKESHITA, Akio TAJIMA
  • Patent number: 10299352
    Abstract: A light source control system includes a plurality of light sources, and a plurality of light source control devices. The light source control devices include a plurality of main light source control devices that transmits command signals to the other light source control devices. Each main light source control device includes a collision determination circuit that determines whether data of the command signal transmitted through a bus has collided with other data, and a restoration circuit that executes a restoration operation in the case of a collision. The collision determination circuit includes an edge detection circuit that detects change timing of a signal representing the data of the command signal, an area setting circuit that sets a collision determination area in accordance with the detected change timing detected, and a collision detection circuit that detects the presence or absence of a collision in the set collision determination area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Ienaga, Satoshi Kaneko, Kazumi Ishii, Akio Fujii, Takahisa Gunji
  • Patent number: 10274454
    Abstract: To measure target component concentration in a liquid with higher accuracy without any dedicated apparatus or skill, a method is adapted to include: receiving a successive measurement value obtained by performing successive measurement of the target component concentration with use of a first measurement device immersed in the liquid; receiving a batch measurement value obtained by, with use of a second measurement device, performing batch measurement of the target component concentration in a part sampled from the liquid; and, when the batch measurement value is received, successively calculating a correlation value indicating the correlation between multiple successive measurement values and multiple batch measurement values respectively obtained in mutually corresponding multiple times of successive measurement and multiple times of batch measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: HORIBA, LTD., HORIBA ADVANCED TECHNO, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Nakayama, Rumiko Furuya, Yuichi Ito, Akio Ishii, Yuji Gyoten, Yoshitake Ando, Hiroaki Murakami
  • Patent number: 10145814
    Abstract: In order to improve the endurance of this internal solution for a reference electrode beyond that in the prior art, the solution is made to contain a copolymerized material of a crosslinker having a plurality of non-acrylamide functional groups, and a non-acrylamide monofunctional hydrophilic monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA PILOT CORPORATION, HORIBA ADVANCED TECHNO, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taro Tozuka, Yuji Nishio, Akio IShii
  • Publication number: 20180276023
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process including generating a virtual machine when a processing load regarding one or more virtual machines on which a software runs exceeds a threshold, determining whether a number of first type licenses of the software used for the one or more virtual machines is less than a predetermined number, the first type licenses being flat-rate licenses for a given period or permanently, obtaining a second type license of the software when the number of first type licenses is no less than the predetermined number, the second type license being a pay-for-use billing license, and applying the second type license to the generated virtual machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: TOMOYA MATSUEDA, Yoshiro Tsuji, Hisashi Tandokoro, Akio ISHII
  • Publication number: 20170322178
    Abstract: A liquid analyzer is one that performs analysis in a state of being immersed in a flowing analysis target liquid, and in order to simply make a good/bad determination and increase reliability, includes: a sensor adapted to, in a state where a responsive membrane is immersed in the flowing analysis target liquid, sense a predetermined component contained in the analysis target liquid; an analysis mechanism adapted to analyze the analysis target liquid with use of voltage generated in the sensor; and a resistance measurement mechanism adapted to, in the state where the responsive membrane is immersed in the flowing analysis target liquid, apply DC voltage to the responsive membrane to measure the resistance of the responsive membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Akio Nakayama, Rumiko Furuya, Akio Ishii, Yasuto Kaba, Yuichi Ito, Susumu Yamauchi, Hiroaki Murakami, Atsushi Senda
  • Publication number: 20170234826
    Abstract: To measure target component concentration in a liquid with higher accuracy without any dedicated apparatus or skill, a method is adapted to include: receiving a successive measurement value obtained by performing successive measurement of the target component concentration with use of a first measurement device immersed in the liquid; receiving a batch measurement value obtained by, with use of a second measurement device, performing batch measurement of the target component concentration in a part sampled from the liquid; and, when the batch measurement value is received, successively calculating a correlation value indicating the correlation between multiple successive measurement values and multiple batch measurement values respectively obtained in mutually corresponding multiple times of successive measurement and multiple times of batch measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Akio Nakayama, Rumiko Furuya, Yuichi Ito, Akio Ishii, Yuji Gyoten, Yoshitake Ando, Hiroaki Murakami
  • Publication number: 20170168003
    Abstract: In order to improve the endurance of this internal solution for a reference electrode beyond that in the prior art, the solution is made to contain a copolymerized material of a crosslinker having a plurality of non-acrylamide functional groups, and a non-acrylamide monofunctional hydrophilic monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA PILOT CORPORATION, HORIBA, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Tozuka, Yuji Nishio, Akio Ishii
  • Publication number: 20160285898
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing therein a management program that causes a computer to execute a process includes acquiring connection information relating to management target terminals connected to other management target terminals and accumulating the connection information in a storage, and specifying according to detection of malware that performs a harmful action in first management target terminals included in the management target terminals, on the basis of the connection information relating to the first management target terminals accumulated in the storage, a monitoring target terminal that needs to be monitored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Akio ISHII
  • Publication number: 20150338333
    Abstract: The present invention is one that, without performing a complicated measuring process, makes it possible to continuously measure optically transparent particles including a biologically-derived polysaccharide having a negatively-charged functional group, such as transparent exopolymer particles (TEP), and includes: a dyeing step of adding to a sample solution a dye that binds to the negatively-charged functional group of the optically transparent particles to dye the optically transparent particles; an aggregation step of reducing the ionic strength of the sample solution to aggregate the optically transparent particles; and a turbidity measuring step of irradiating inspection light to the dyed and aggregated optically transparent particles, and detecting transmitted light caused by the optically transparent particles to measure the turbidity of the sample solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: HORIBA, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunobu Ehara, Akio Ishii
  • Patent number: 8877027
    Abstract: A liquid analyzer may include a reference electrode provided with internal liquid containing a halide ion; and an ion electrode of which a measurable concentration range for a measuring target ion is lower than the concentration of the halide ion in the internal liquid of the reference electrode, The internal liquid of the ion electrode contains the measuring target ion and a halide ion; and the internal liquid of the ion electrode is liquid in which the concentration of the measuring target ion and the halide ion are regulated such that an osmotic pressure and an isothermal point of the internal liquid of the ion electrode respectively have desired values, and the isothermal point is included in the measurable concentration range, and the concentration of the halide ion is different from the concentration of the halide ion in the internal liquid S33 of the reference electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Horiba, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Ishii, Issei Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140048426
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid analyzer provided with: a reference electrode S3 that is provided with internal liquid S33 containing a halide ion; and an ion electrode S1 of which a measurable concentration range for a measuring target ion is lower than the concentration of the halide ion in the internal liquid of the reference electrode S3, wherein: the internal liquid S13 of the ion electrode S1 contains the measuring target ion and a halide ion; and the internal liquid S13 of the ion electrode S1 is liquid in which the concentration of the measuring target ion and the concentration of the halide ion in the internal liquid S13 of the ion electrode S1 are regulated such that an osmotic pressure and an isothermal point of the internal liquid S13 of the ion electrode S1 respectively have desired values, and the isothermal point is included in the measurable concentration range, and the concentration of the halide ion is different from the concentration of the halide ion in the internal liquid S33 of
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: HORIBA, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio ISHII, Issei KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20120038689
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a display device including: a video display unit; a housing configured to accommodate the video display unit; an illumination device provided in the housing; a power indicator provided on the housing and having a first state and a second state, the first state indicating that a power status is OFF, the second state indicating that the power status is ON; and an illumination controller configured to control the illumination device to be turned ON at a different timing shifted from a timing when the power indicator is transitioned from the first state to the second state, when the power status is transitioned from OFF to ON.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Akio Ishii
  • Publication number: 20100053063
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a display device including: a video display unit; a housing configured to accommodate the video display unit; an illumination device provided in the housing; a power indicator provided on the housing and having a first state and a second state, the first state indicating that a power status is OFF, the second state indicating that the power status is ON; and an illumination controller configured to control the illumination device to be turned ON at a different timing shifted from a timing when the power indicator is transitioned from the first state to the second state, when the power status is transitioned from OFF to ON.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Akio Ishii