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: 20220320675
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, there is provided a sealing plate equipped with a gas discharge valve that reduces processing load and work hardening during molding. A gas discharge valve of a sealing plate 1 disclosed herein has a flat plate-shaped base portion and a protruding portion protruding from a first surface of the base portion in a first direction, an annular thin-walled portion having a thickness smaller than the thickness of the protruding portion is provided around the protruding portion, and a first surface of the thin-walled portion is substantially on the same surface as the first surface of the base portion. In the gas discharge valve having the above configuration, the total amount of metal that is plastically deformed is reduced by limiting the formation region of the thin-walled portion to the periphery of the protruding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Hironori MARUBAYASHI, Ryoichi WAKIMOTO, Akihiro YONEYAMA, Akira FUJII, Toshihiro ODAGAKI, Katsuhisa KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20220302741
    Abstract: A charging control device includes: a determination section configured to make a determination as to whether an auxiliary device battery that supplies electric power to auxiliary devices of a vehicle is within a predetermined first temperature range; and a control section configured to, in a case in which the auxiliary device battery is within the first temperature range, cause a charging section to charge the auxiliary device battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Toru ONO, Akira UMEMOTO, Takuya ITOH, Tomoyuki KATO, Makoto FUJII
  • Patent number: 11441465
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko Kakizakai, Toshihiro Fujii, Hitoshi Ito, Akira Otaki, Tomohide Hashiguchi, Shintaro Ide
  • Publication number: 20220283938
    Abstract: Element data stored in a selected virtual device is moved to another virtual device, a virtual parcel allocated to a specific physical device is allocated to a plurality of unallocated areas located in different physical devices, which are mapped to the virtual parcel in which the data is unstored by moving the element data, and all the specific physical devices are brought into an unallocated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki FUJII, Yoshinori OHIRA, Takeru CHIBA, Akira DEGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11411426
    Abstract: A charging control device includes: a determination section configured to make a determination as to whether an auxiliary device battery that supplies electric power to auxiliary devices of a vehicle is within a predetermined first temperature range; and a control section configured to, in a case in which the auxiliary device battery is within the first temperature range, cause a charging section to charge the auxiliary device battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru Ono, Akira Umemoto, Takuya Itoh, Tomoyuki Kato, Makoto Fujii
  • Publication number: 20220236882
    Abstract: The efficiency of the maintenance of a storage apparatus including a plurality of flash drives can be enhanced. In a storage apparatus including a plurality of SSDs and a CPU, the CPU specifies, based on lifetimes of the SSDs depending on amounts of data written to the SSDs, the SSD to be replaced on a scheduled maintenance date, gives notice of the SSD specified to be replaced, and copies data in the SSD to be replaced to another SSD by the scheduled maintenance date on which the replacement is to be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Hideyuki KOSEKI, Hiroki FUJII, Akira DEGUCHI, Akira YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11346343
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: TAIHO KOGYO Co., Ltd., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji Suzuki, Akihiro Uto, Naoyuki Miyara, Hiroki Hara, Shinsuke Kiyomiya, Akira Fujii
  • Patent number: 11306718
    Abstract: A vane pump includes a housing, a rotor, a vane and a reed valve. A position at which the sliding direction of the vane with respect to the rotor is inverted from outward to inward is defined as a reference position, and a section of the pump chamber on the discharge hole side with respect to the reference position is defined as a discharge section. 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 communicate with each other via the pressure relief groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: TAIHO KOGYO Co., Ltd., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji Suzuki, Akihiro Uto, Naoyuki Miyara, Hiroki Hara, Shinsuke Kiyomiya, Akira Fujii
  • Patent number: 11218835
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuichi Hanada, Akira Fujii
  • Publication number: 20210382004
    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: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Taro NAKAZAWA, Motohiro YAMAZAKI, Kenko UCHIDA, Akira FUJII
  • Patent number: 11125720
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Taro Nakazawa, Motohiro Yamazaki, Kenko Uchida, Akira Fujii
  • 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: 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: 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: 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