Patents by Inventor Akira Ichikawa

Akira Ichikawa 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).

  • Patent number: 10705520
    Abstract: A self-moving apparatus that provides a service by moving to a destination and includes a detection unit and a reporting unit. A reception unit receives a user instruction for causing the self-moving apparatus to move to a predetermined destination if the self-moving apparatus is in a predetermined state relating to maintenance or printing or if the self-moving apparatus is changed to be in the predetermined state. A detection unit detects a state of the self-moving apparatus. A moving unit that moves to the predetermined destination if the self-moving apparatus is in the predetermined state or if the self-moving apparatus is changed to be in the predetermined state on the basis of a detection result obtained by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10642281
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a request receiving robot and a service providing robot. The request receiving robot includes a floating unit configured to float in air, a recognition unit configured to recognize a service providing request by a user, and a transmitter configured to transmit the recognized service providing request. The service providing robot includes a receiver configured to receive the service providing request transmitted by the request receiving robot, a moving unit configured to move the service providing robot to the user who makes the service providing request as a destination according to the received service providing request, and a service providing unit configured to provide a service to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Maruo, Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Hajime Kajiyama, Akira Ichikawa, Naoya Ogata, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200130183
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives a request for providing a service, a notifying unit that notifies a client that the request is received by performing an operation oriented toward the client who has made the request, a moving unit that moves toward a user designated as a receiver of the service in accordance with the request, and a providing unit that provides the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Masatoshi MARUO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10613806
    Abstract: A control device includes: a receiving unit that receives a request for processing; a determination unit that determines a processing apparatus to be moved from among a plurality of processing apparatuses based on a predetermined standard in a case where the receiving unit receives a request for processing; and a control unit that controls movement of the processing apparatus based on a result of determination performed by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Ogata, Hajime Kajiyama, Hideki Fujimoto, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Akira Ichikawa, Mariko Miyazaki, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200097889
    Abstract: A delivery system includes: a receiving unit that receives permission from a receiver who receives packages, the permission allowing delivery companies to inquire for information on the receiver; an obtaining unit that, when the permission is granted, from each of the delivery companies, obtains information on a corresponding one of the packages addressed to the receiver; and a generation unit that, when the information obtained by the obtaining unit satisfies a predetermined condition, generates information which allows the packages addressed to the receiver to be collectively delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Xiongfan JIN, Akira ICHIKAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200095430
    Abstract: A versatile silicone resin reflective substrate which exhibits high reflectance of high luminance light from an LED light source over a wide wavelength from short wavelengths of approximately 340-500 nm, which include wavelengths from 380-400 nm near lower limit of the visible region, to longer wavelength in the infra-red region. The silicone resin reflective substrate has a reflective layer which contains a white inorganic filler powder dispersed in a three-dimensional cross linked silicone resin, the inorganic filler powder having a high reflective index than the silicone resin. The reflective layer is formed on a support body as a film, a solid, or a sheet. The silicone resin reflective substrate can be easily formed as a wiring substrate, a packaging case or the like, and can be manufactured at low cost and a high rate of production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: ASAHI RUBBER INC.
    Inventors: Masutsugu TASAKI, Naoto IGARASHI, Akira ICHIKAWA, Tsutomu ODAKI, Maimi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200057977
    Abstract: A parcel delivery system includes a receiving unit and a selecting unit. The receiving unit receives information regarding an external shape of a parcel requested to be delivered in response to a request from a client who requests delivery of the parcel. The selecting unit selects, on the basis of the information regarding the external shape of the parcel, which is received by the receiving unit, a delivery apparatus that delivers the parcel by taking into consideration empty space in the delivery apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki FUJIMOTO, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Xiongfan JIN, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Mariko MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200057974
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an obtaining unit that obtains settings of a scheduled time and a scheduled place at which a first user is to use the self-propelled mobile apparatus, the scheduled time and the schedule place being set by the first user, a reception unit that receives at least one instruction of a movement for the self-propelled mobile apparatus, the at least one instruction being given by a second user, and a control unit that, if execution of the instructed movement would prevent the scheduled use of the self-propelled mobile apparatus from taking place at the scheduled place from the scheduled time, causes the self-propelled mobile apparatus not to execute the instructed movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Xiongfan JIN, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200055187
    Abstract: A self-propelled travelling apparatus includes a travelling controller that controls travelling of the self-propelled travelling apparatus; a receiving unit that receives merchandise and a message associated with the merchandise from a user during travelling of the self-propelled travelling apparatus; and a supplying unit that supplies the message to another user in a case where the other user receives the merchandise while the self-propelled travelling apparatus is travelling after receiving the merchandise and the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiongfan JIN, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10556339
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives a request for providing a service, a notifying unit that notifies a client that the request is received by performing an operation oriented toward the client who has made the request, a moving unit that moves toward a user designated as a receiver of the service in accordance with the request, and a providing unit that provides the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Hajime Kajiyama, Akira Ichikawa, Naoya Ogata, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Masatoshi Maruo, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10552105
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a moving apparatus and a service provision instruction apparatus. The moving apparatus moves to a user who is within a service provision area within a predetermined zone, the predetermined zone including the service provision area and a service prohibition area, and provides a service to the user. The service provision instruction apparatus recognizes a position of a user within the zone and instructs the moving apparatus to provide a service to the user when the user is within the service provision area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10533094
    Abstract: A versatile silicone resin reflective substrate which exhibits high reflectance of high luminance light from an LED light source over a wide wavelength from short wavelengths of approximately 340-500 nm, which include wavelengths from 380-400 nm near lower limit of the visible region, to longer wavelength in the infra-red region. The silicone resin reflective substrate has a reflective layer which contains a white inorganic filler powder dispersed in a three-dimensional cross linked silicone resin, the inorganic filler powder having a high reflective index than the silicone resin. The reflective layer is formed on a support body as a film, a solid, or a sheet. The silicone resin reflective substrate can be easily formed as a wiring substrate, a packaging case or the like, and can be manufactured at low cost and a high rate of production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI RUBBER INC.
    Inventors: Masutsugu Tasaki, Naoto Igarashi, Akira Ichikawa, Tsutomu Odaki, Maimi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10528543
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes a moving unit, an obtaining unit, and a presenting unit. The moving unit causes the information providing apparatus to move toward a specified destination or along a predetermined route. The obtaining unit obtains information associated with a user located around a current position of the information providing apparatus in accordance with moving of the moving unit. The presenting unit presents the information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Ogata, Masatoshi Maruo, Hideki Fujimoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Hajime Kajiyama, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Toshihiko Shibusawa, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10506039
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a mobile apparatus that moves to a user in response to receiving an instruction to provide a service from the user and provides the service to the user after obtaining approval; and a client apparatus that manages a schedule input by the user, and, in response to receiving the instruction, transmits an instruction which is derived from the received instruction, the received instruction including information of at least one of a designated date and time and a designated location at which the service is to be provided. The client apparatus includes a display that displays a schedule in which a service providing schedule is added to the schedule input by the user according to a schedule display instruction, and the mobile apparatus moves to a scheduled location at a scheduled date and time and provides the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kobayashi, Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20190155298
    Abstract: A control device includes: a receiving unit that receives a request for processing; and a control unit that, in a case where the receiving unit receives a plurality of requests for processing from a plurality of places, controls a traveling route of a processing apparatus based on traveling time taken for the processing apparatus to travel to the plurality of places and processing time taken for the processing apparatus to finish the processing after traveling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira ICHIKAWA, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190146964
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes a moving unit, an obtaining unit, and a presenting unit. The moving unit causes the information providing apparatus to move toward a specified destination or along a predetermined route. The obtaining unit obtains information associated with a user located around a current position of the information providing apparatus in accordance with moving of the moving unit. The presenting unit presents the information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya OGATA, Masatoshi MARUO, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10285628
    Abstract: A method and a device with which an ambulatory status, including movements of an upper body, can be detected easily, without a complex operation of the equipment used, in a medical facility for rehabilitation or the like. In case of detecting the ambulatory status of a subject, the problem is solved by detecting the ambulatory status of the subject by measuring conditions of movement in at least two places, specifically, a lumber area and a thoracodorsal area of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: MICROSTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Ichikawa, Norihiko Shiratori, Shigeya Okada, Hidetaka Nozawa
  • Publication number: 20190101913
    Abstract: A self-moving apparatus that provides a service by moving to a destination and includes a detection unit and a reporting unit. A reception unit receives a user instruction for causing the self-moving apparatus to move to a predetermined destination if the self-moving apparatus is in a predetermined state relating to maintenance or printing or if the self-moving apparatus is changed to be in the predetermined state. A detection unit detects a state of the self-moving apparatus. A moving unit that moves to the predetermined destination if the self-moving apparatus is in the predetermined state or if the self-moving apparatus is changed to be in the predetermined state on the basis of a detection result obtained by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Naoya OGATA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10234865
    Abstract: A control device includes: a receiving unit that receives a request for processing; and a control unit that, in a case where the receiving unit receives a plurality of requests for processing from a plurality of places, controls a traveling route of a processing apparatus based on traveling time taken for the processing apparatus to travel to the plurality of places and processing time taken for the processing apparatus to finish the processing after traveling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Ichikawa, Hajime Kajiyama, Hideki Fujimoto, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Naoya Ogata, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10175689
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a self-moving apparatus and a server apparatus. The self-moving apparatus provides a service by moving to a predetermined destination and includes a detection unit and a reporting unit. The detection unit detects a state of the self-moving apparatus. The reporting unit sends a report about the detected state to the server apparatus. The server apparatus includes a reception unit, a report-reception unit, and a first instruction unit. The reception unit receives a user instruction for causing the self-moving apparatus to move to the destination if the self-moving apparatus is in a predetermined state. The report-reception unit receives the report from the self-moving apparatus. The first instruction unit instructs the self-moving apparatus to move to the destination upon the reception unit receiving the user instruction if the report received by the report-reception unit indicates that the self-moving apparatus is in the predetermined state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Kunitoshi Yamamoto