Patents by Inventor Akira Fujii

Akira Fujii 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: 20210172362
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification device is disposed in an exhaust passage of an engine disposed in an engine room defined in a hull, and is configured to remove at least a nitrogen oxide from an exhaust gas discharged from the engine. The exhaust gas purification device includes: a catalytic part including a selective reducing catalyst for selectively reducing the nitrogen oxide; a reducing agent addition device configured to add a reducing agent to the exhaust gas on an upstream side of the catalytic part in a flow direction of the exhaust gas; and a casing configured to contain the catalytic part. At least a part of the casing is disposed inside the engine room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko KAKIZAKAI, Toshihiro FUJII, Hitoshi ITO, Akira OTAKI, Tomohide HASHIGUCHI, Shintaro IDE
  • Patent number: 10817882
    Abstract: A customer service managing method includes identifying a clerk to perform customer service from among a plurality of clerks based on a customer service request and clerk terminal information indicating states of a plurality of clerks, the states being related to customer service, when receiving the customer service request from a second terminal device; transmitting identifying information identifying the customer service request to a first terminal device corresponding to the identified clerk and the second terminal device; updating the clerk terminal information so as to indicate that the identified clerk is performing customer service when receiving reception start information from the first terminal device; updating the clerk terminal information so as to indicate that the state of the identified clerk is in an available state when receiving reception stop information from the first terminal device; and transmitting an end message to stop the beacon to the second terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazumasa Ushiki, Naoki Nishiguchi, Akira Fujii, Tatsuro Matsumoto, Riichiro Take
  • Publication number: 20200145783
    Abstract: An Information processing apparatus, includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to: store, for each of a plurality of areas represented by a geographical boundary line, information for specifying position of an area and a size of the area to the memory, acquire data regarding a position of a moving body, set a predetermined range on the basis of the acquired data, extract a target area from the plurality of areas on the basis of the predetermined range and the position of each of the plurality of areas, and control a size, stored in the memory, of the extracted target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: YUICHI HANADA, Akira FUJII
  • Patent number: 10616712
    Abstract: The method for setting service providing areas is provided. The method generates first area information according to a position of the computer at a first time. The method also selects second area information based on the position. The second area information is less than a maximum number of a monitoring target areas set to an OS by the number of the first area information or more. The method also sets the first and second area information. When receiving a first notification indicating that the position has entered or has left the area indicated by the first area information from the OS, the method also newly generates the first area information according to a position of the computer at a second time when the first notification is received. The method also resets the new first and second area information as new monitoring target areas of the OS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazumasa Ushiki, Naruhiro Kusumine, Akira Fujii
  • Publication number: 20200056611
    Abstract: A vane pump including a housing having a peripheral wall portion, a bottom wall portion, and a pump chamber; a rotor disposed in the pump chamber to be rotatable; a vane disposed to be slidable in the radial direction with respect to the rotor and partitioning the pump chamber into working chambers; and a reed valve that opens and closes a discharge hole of the bottom wall portion. A pressure relief groove is disposed in a portion of the bottom wall portion corresponding to the discharge section with a clearance secured between the peripheral wall portion and the pressure relief groove. When the vane overlaps the pressure relief groove, a pair of the working chambers on both sides of the vane in the rotational direction communicates with each other via the pressure relief groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicants: TAIHO KOGYO Co., Ltd., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji SUZUKI, Akihiro UTO, Naoyuki MIYARA, Hiroki HARA, Shinsuke KIYOMIYA, Akira FUJII
  • Publication number: 20200037106
    Abstract: A service activity support method includes, in response to receiving a request for support of a first service activity transmitted from a first terminal device positioned in a specific area determined virtually in a map, identifying a second terminal device positioned in the specific area, the second terminal device being different from the first terminal device, and transmitting information regarding the request to the identified second terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: SHINICHI SHIOTSU, Akira FUJII, Akira Karasudani, Miho Murata, MINORU SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190271313
    Abstract: A vane pump in which noise can be suppressed is provided. A vane pump (1) includes: a housing (2) having a peripheral wall portion (200), a bottom wall portion (201), and a pump chamber (A); a rotor (3) disposed in the pump chamber (A) to be rotatable; a vane (4) disposed to be slidable in the radial direction with respect to the rotor (3) and partitioning the pump chamber (A) into working chambers (A1, A2); and a reed valve (5) that opens and closes a discharge hole (201a) of the bottom wall portion (201). A position at which the sliding direction of the vane (4) with respect to the rotor (3) is inverted from outward in the radial direction to inward is defined as a reference position (?1), and a section of the pump chamber (A) on the discharge hole (201a) side with respect to the reference position (?1) is defined as a discharge section (AD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicants: TAIHO KOGYO Co., Ltd., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji SUZUKI, Akihiro UTO, Naoyuki MIYARA, Hiroki HARA, Shinsuke KIYOMIYA, Akira FUJII
  • Patent number: 10382351
    Abstract: A service provision method executed by a system including a terminal configured to use a service and a service provision apparatus configured to provide the service, the service providing method includes collecting resource information of an output device coupled to the service provision apparatus when the terminal checks in to the service provision apparatus, providing a first application to the terminal and a second application to the output device from the service provision apparatus when the output device is usable in accordance with the resource information, and providing a third application to the terminal from the service provision apparatus, the third application generated on the basis of the first application and the second application, when the output device is unusable in accordance with the resource information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Yokota, Naoki Nishiguchi, Akira Fujii, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10382832
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a first specifying unit that specifies a size of a display region of a video delivered by streaming, the video having a bit rate that is changeable during a playback; a second specifying unit that specifies a data amount of data temporarily stored for a period of the video to be next played back; and a third specifying unit that specifies a bandwidth in reception of the data. The information processing apparatus further includes a determining unit that determines a bit rate of the video that is played back based on the size, the data amount, and the bandwidth that are specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Fujii, Suresh Murali
  • Patent number: 10339028
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to determine a priority level of an application that provides a service depending on a predetermined state, using relation information between the predetermined states, and control storing log of the application in the memory, depending on the priority level of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadanobu Tsunoda, Naoki Nishiguchi, Akira Fujii, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190191271
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process includes generating first area information according to a position of the computer at a first time; selecting second area information based on the position, the second area information being less than a maximum number of a monitoring target areas set to an OS by the number of the first area information or more; setting the first and second area information; when receiving a first notification indicating that the position has entered or has left the area indicated by the first area information from the OS, newly generating the first area information according to a position of the computer at a second time when the first notification is received; selecting new second area information; and resetting the new first and second area information as new monitoring target areas of the OS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazumasa USHIKI, NARUHIRO KUSUMINE, Akira FUJII
  • Patent number: 10306417
    Abstract: A wireless communication method executed by a processor included in an information processing apparatus, the wireless communication method includes determining, based on a moving speed of a moving object and an amount of downloading time for specific information that is provided to a terminal device within a given range relative to the moving object, a transmission area into which the specific information is to be transmitted; and transmitting the specific information to the terminal device present in the determined transmission area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Itasaki, Shinichi Shiotsu, Akira Fujii
  • Publication number: 20190102726
    Abstract: Provided is a program causing a computer to execute a process including: storing schedule information including an execution order of activities; obtaining geofence information including positional information indicating a departure place of each activity and time information indicating time to transmit an advance notice regarding expectation of arrival at a first departure place of a first activity next to a second activity to a device of a business operator providing the first activity, specifying a next activity based on the schedule information; generating, based on time information in the geofence information corresponding to the next activity and speed information indicating user's moving speed, distance information corresponding to the time information; and transmitting, to another device of another business operator providing the next activity, the advance notice regarding expectation of arrival at a next departure place of the next activity based on user's entering into a geofence and the distance in
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazumasa Ushiki, Akira Fujii
  • Patent number: 10209868
    Abstract: A display terminal includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, executed by the processor, to cause the processor to execute receiving information regarding one or more applications via a network; displaying, on a display screen of the display terminal, displayed images corresponding to each application related to the received information; detecting a predetermined operation for one of the displayed images; storing, for the one of the displayed images for which the predetermined operation was detected, arrangement position information of the image, wherein, in the displaying, the one of the displayed images for which the arrangement position information is stored, is displayed at a fixed position indicated by the arrangement position information independently of the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Naruhiro Kusumine, Kota Itakura, Kazumasa Ushiki, Akira Fujii, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10203930
    Abstract: In this display method, an information processing apparatus converts, for each of plural display surfaces that are parts of an entire screen, a position and size of a window in a coordinate system of the entire screen into a position and size of the window in a coordinate system of the display surface according to arrangement of the plural display surfaces, and transmits, for each of the plural display surfaces, the position and the size of the window in the coordinate system of the display surface to a display control apparatus that has a display device that provides the display surface. And each of plural display control apparatuses receives contents data from a terminal, and displays an image rendered based on the received contents data according the received position and size of the window in the coordinate system of a display surface of the display control apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kota Itakura, Naoki Nishiguchi, Akira Fujii
  • Publication number: 20190041359
    Abstract: A capillary electrophoresis apparatus is disclosed that does not discharge and achieves both compactness and performance even with a part configuration having insufficient spatial distance or creeping distance. This capillary electrophoresis apparatus is provided with a resistance heater for heating capillaries, an electrode holder that holds capillary electrodes and is connected to a high-voltage unit, and a conductive member that at least partially comprises metal and has been grounded to a low potential. The electrode holder and conductive member are in contact with heat-dissipating rubber disposed there between that composes a structure comprising an insulation member. As a result of this configuration, discharge risk is reduced through the reduction of the potential of parts near the high-voltage unit and the slow reduction of the high potential of the high-voltage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Taro NAKAZAWA, Motohiro YAMAZAKI, Kenko UCHIDA, Akira FUJII
  • Publication number: 20180278681
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device that is a first information processing device, the information processing device including a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to transmit, to a second information processing device, a first beacon for indicating that the first information processing device operates as a gateway, receive a second beacon for requesting that the first information processing device transmits data included in the second beacon to a server, and transmit, to the server, the data included in the second beacon and a source identification of the second beacon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: YUICHI HANADA, Akira FUJII
  • Publication number: 20180199100
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus include: a degradation level acquirer that, when an original video is converted to A (A is a natural number) videos with different bit rates, acquires a level of degradation in each of a plurality of sections of each of the videos; a data volume calculator that calculates a data volume of distribution video data which is generated when a video with the level of degradation satisfying a first image quality condition is selected from B (B is a natural number smaller than A+1) videos for each of the plurality of sections; and an identifier that identifies a combination out of combinations of bit rates of the B videos for which the data volume is calculated, the combination allowing the data volume to be within a predetermined order from a smallest volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira FUJII, Suresh MURALI
  • Publication number: 20180139582
    Abstract: A wireless communication method executed by a processor included in an information processing apparatus, the wireless communication method includes determining, based on a moving speed of a moving object and an amount of downloading time for specific information that is provided to a terminal device within a given range relative to the moving object, a transmission area into which the specific information is to be transmitted; and transmitting the specific information to the terminal device present in the determined transmission area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Itasaki, SHINICHI SHIOTSU, Akira FUJII
  • Patent number: 9973553
    Abstract: A method includes reporting area information identifying a predetermined area to the predetermined area, transmitting an application when terminal identification information identifying a terminal is received from the terminal that received the area information, receiving first tag information transmitted in response to an operation performed by the application, retaining the received first tag information, managing second tag information shared in a meeting held by the terminal and another terminal, determining a target share information to be newly shared according to the first tag information and the second tag information, transmitting a proposal proposing that the target share information be shared to the terminal retaining the target share information, and updating the second tag information based on tag information including a tag and importance information of the target share information newly shared in a case of receiving a response from the application indicating that the terminal accepts the propos
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Sugano, Zhaogong Guo, Tatsuro Matsumoto, Akira Fujii