Patents by Inventor Akira Kuroda

Akira Kuroda 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: 11360416
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes, an image forming portion configured to form a toner image on a sheet using printing toner and apply powder adhesive on the sheet, a fixing portion configured to heat the toner image formed on the sheet and the powder adhesive applied on the sheet by the image forming portion and fix the toner image and the powder adhesive to the sheet, and a bonding portion configured to bond the sheet with the powder adhesive by reheating the sheet having been heated by the fixing portion. The bonding portion is arranged above the image forming portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Yamaguchi, Kohei Matsuda, Hiroki Ogino, Yasushi Katsuta, Kaori Noguchi, Junko Hirata, Akira Kuroda, Yuki Nishizawa, Tsutomu Shimano, Toru Oguma
  • Publication number: 20210276308
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a panel member (1) in accordance with the present invention includes: a processing step of processing a veneer sheet (2), which is obtained by processing wood into a sheet, into a predetermined desired shape; and a resin molding step of setting the veneer sheet (2), which has been processed in the processing step, on a mold M1 and pouring a transmissive resin onto a front surface side of the veneer sheet (2) to mold a base material part (3). The base material part (3) is molded such that the plate thickness thereof gradually changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshihide Goto, Akira Kuroda, Kenshi Sakuma
  • Publication number: 20210232073
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus includes a rotary member including a heat-generation layer with a plurality of rings, a temperature detecting portion configured to detect a temperature of the rotary member, a conduction detecting unit configured to detect a conduction failure in an opposing ring that is one of the plurality of rings of the heat-generation layer and that opposes the temperature detecting portion, and a controller configured to control the supply of power to the magnetic field generator. The conduction detecting unit includes a first magnetic core, a second magnetic core, and a current detecting portion that includes a detection coil. A length of one of the first magnetic core and the second magnetic core around which the detection coil is wound is less than a length of another of the first magnetic core and the second magnetic core around which the detection coil is not wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Takaaki Tsuruya, Yuki Nishizawa, Minoru Hayasaki, Aoji Isono, Akira Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20210191297
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes, an image forming portion configured to form a toner image on a sheet using printing toner and apply powder adhesive on the sheet, a fixing portion configured to heat the toner image formed on the sheet and the powder adhesive applied on the sheet by the image forming portion and fix the toner image and the powder adhesive to the sheet, and a bonding portion configured to bond the sheet with the powder adhesive by reheating the sheet having been heated by the fixing portion. The bonding portion is arranged above the image forming portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Koji Yamaguchi, Kohei Matsuda, Hiroki Ogino, Yasushi Katsuta, Kaori Noguchi, Junko Hirata, Akira Kuroda, Yuki Nishizawa, Tsutomu Shimano, Toru Oguma
  • Patent number: 10877408
    Abstract: An image heating apparatus including a sleeve having divided heat generating layers, an exciting coil provided in an inside space of the sleeve, a magnetic core provided inside the exciting coil, a temperature detecting element opposing one of the divided heat generating layers, and a current monitoring sensor. An induced current is generated in the divided heat generating layers by passing an alternating current through the exciting coil, and the divided heat generating layers generate heat. An image on the recording material is heated by the divided heat generating layers. The current monitoring sensor is configured to monitor a current flowing through the above-described one of the divided heating generating layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Nishizawa, Minoru Hayasaki, Aoji Isono, Akira Kuroda, Takaaki Tsuruya
  • Patent number: 10861201
    Abstract: An information generation system includes: an acquisition unit to acquire a set of records, each f which indicates a correspondence relation between a setting condition and a processing result for each processing, a generation unit to generate display information in order generate a display image based on the set of records, and a control unit to control a display unit so as to display the display image based on the display information. The display image includes the first area and the second area. Setting condition axes are displayed on the first area. Processing result axes are displayed on the second area. Value objects indicating concrete values of the setting condition are displayed at the setting condition axes. Value objects indicating concrete values of the processing result are displayed at the processing result axes. Between the value objects, relation objects indicating correspondence relations are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akira Kuroda, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Nobuaki Tojo, Mayuko Koezuka
  • Publication number: 20200294292
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes one or more processors. The processors generate data for displaying, in parallel coordinates, data of M dimensions (M is a natural number less than N) specified from N dimensions (N is a natural number) by a user's interactive operation. When the specification of the M dimensions is changed, the processors generate data for displaying data of the changed M dimensions in parallel coordinates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Xinxiao LI, Akira KURODA
  • Publication number: 20200218728
    Abstract: A first information processing apparatus includes a record set acquiring unit that acquires a record set, a record identification information acquiring unit that acquires record identification information, a concealing unit that generates a concealment record set from the record set using conversion information and generates concealment record identification information based on the record identification information and the conversion information, and a first transmitter that transmits the concealment record set and the concealment record identification information to a second information processing apparatus. The second information processing apparatus includes a second receiver that receives the concealment record set and the concealment record identification information from the first information processing apparatus and a data analyzer that analyzes each record in the concealment record set identified based on the concealment record identification information using a learning model or a numerical model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akira Kuroda, Kouta Nakata
  • Publication number: 20200103800
    Abstract: An image heating apparatus includes a sleeve including divided heat generating layers, an exciting coil provided in an inside space of the sleeve, a magnetic core provided inside the exciting coil, and a temperature detecting element opposing one of the divided heat generating layers. An induced current is generated in the divided heat generating layers by passing an alternating current through the exciting coil, and the divided heat generating layers generate heat. An image on the recording material is heated by the divided heat generating layers. The image heating apparatus further comprises a current monitoring sensor configured to monitor a current flowing through the above-described one of the divided heating generating layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki Nishizawa, Minoru Hayasaki, Aoji Isono, Akira Kuroda, Takaaki Tsuruya
  • Patent number: 10452012
    Abstract: A cylindrical fixing member for use with a fixing device includes a heat generating layer and an electrode layer contacting the heat generating layer. The electrode layer is smaller in volume resistance value than the heat generating layer. The electrode layer is formed in a helical shape so that a helical axis thereof extends in a direction along a generatrix direction of the fixing member. One end and the other end of the electrode layer are electrically open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masatake Usui, Takaaki Tsuruya, Yasuo Yoda, Yasunari Kobaru, Akira Kato, Hiroki Eguchi, Michio Uchida, Tetsuya Sano, Atsuyoshi Abe, Aoji Isono, Minoru Hayasaki, Hiroshi Mano, Yuki Nishizawa, Akira Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10189644
    Abstract: Provided is a driving force transmission device including: an actuator (22) that, in a case where one of a first annular gear (11), a second annular gear (14), and a carrier (16) is an input member, another one is an output member, and the remaining one is a rotational member, causes one of the input member and the output member to rotate integrally with the rotational member. When driving force is inputted from the drive source to the input member and input member is rotated unidirectionally, the rotation direction of the output member in the case where one of the input member and the output member rotates integrally with the rotational member is reversed with respect to that in a case where one of the input member and the output member does not rotate integrally with the rotational member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuji Uesugi, Yuji Nakayashiki, Taku Fukita, Akira Kuroda, Masao Umezawa, Yoshihiro Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20190018350
    Abstract: A cylindrical fixing member for use with a fixing device includes a heat generating layer and an electrode layer contacting the heat generating layer. The electrode layer is smaller in volume resistance value than the heat generating layer. The electrode layer is formed in a helical shape so that a helical axis thereof extends in a direction along a generatrix direction of the fixing member. One end and the other end of the electrode layer are electrically open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Masatake Usui, Takaaki Tsuruya, Yasuo Yoda, Yasunari Kobaru, Akira Kato, Hiroki Eguchi, Michio Uchida, Tetsuya Sano, Atsuyoshi Abe, Aoji Isono, Minoru Hayasaki, Hiroshi Mano, Yuki Nishizawa, Akira Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10087029
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance device includes first, second, and third rotating members and a switching unit. The first rotating member rotates in one direction. The second rotating member conveys a sheet in a first direction with the first rotating member rotating. The third rotating member conveys the sheet in a second direction, different from the first direction, in conjunction with the first rotating member rotating. The switching unit switches from a first state where the second rotating member contacts a sheet first surface and the first rotating member contacts a sheet second surface to a second state in which the first rotating member contacts the first surface of the sheet and the third rotating member contacts the sheet second surface by moving the second rotating member before a trailing edge of the sheet conveyed in the first direction is conveyed by the first rotating member and the second rotating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogata, Motohiro Furusawa, Akira Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20180275941
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a display control system includes a memory and one or more hardware processors configured to function as a determining unit, a generating unit, and a display control unit. The determining unit is configured to determine whether to aggregate individual data into aggregated data using a narrowing condition for the individual data. The generating unit is configured to generate the aggregated data from the individual data in a case where the individual data is aggregated into the aggregated data. The display control unit is configured to display the individual data in a case where the individual data is not aggregated into the aggregated data and display the aggregated data in a case where the individual data is aggregated into the aggregated data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Dan UMEDA, Hidenori MATSUZAKI, Akira KURODA, Xinxiao LI
  • Publication number: 20180276310
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing system includes one or more memories and one or more processors coupled to the memories. The one or more processors are configured to receive a start time and an end time, and use time series information including data for which time information is associated with numerical information and index information including data for which a time range of the time information is associated with tabulation information tabulated for each time range of the time information, refer to the tabulation information associated with time information between the time range including the start time and the time range including the end time, and extract the tabulation information corresponding to a period between the start time and the end time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hidenori MATSUZAKI, Akira KURODA, Xinxiao LI, Dan UMEDA
  • Publication number: 20180101294
    Abstract: An information generating system generating display information representing setting conditions at the time of executing a target module outputting a processing result according to the setting conditions, the system comprises a receiver receiving the setting conditions selected by a user; and a generator generating the display information for generating a display image, wherein one or more setting condition axes representing the setting conditions are displayed on the display image, first value objects representing specific values of the setting conditions received in the receiver are displayed on the setting condition axes, and a relational object representing a correspondence relationship is displayed between the first value objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akira Kuroda, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Xinxiao Li, Mayuko Koezuka, Nobuaki Tojo
  • Publication number: 20180093842
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance device includes first, second, and third rotating members and a switching unit. The first rotating member rotates in one direction. The second rotating member conveys a sheet in a first direction with the first rotating member rotating. The third rotating member conveys the sheet in a second direction, different from the first direction, in conjunction with the first rotating member rotating. The switching unit switches from a first state where the second rotating member contacts a sheet first surface and the first rotating member contacts a sheet second surface to a second state in which the first rotating member contacts the first surface of the sheet and the third rotating member contacts the sheet second surface by moving the second rotating member before a trailing edge of the sheet conveyed in the first direction is conveyed by the first rotating member and the second rotating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogata, Motohiro Furusawa, Akira Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20180081780
    Abstract: A trace-information management system includes a processor configured to acquire trace information indicating transition of a state of an event that occurs in chronological order, acquire index information indicating a correspondence relation between the event and the state at index timings set so as to have a predetermined time interval therebetween on a time axis of the trace information, set a start time point, and generate initial state information indicating the state at the start time point, based on the trace information and the index information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Nobuaki Tojo, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Akira Kuroda, Mayuko Koezuka, Xinxiao Li
  • Publication number: 20180081951
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information generation system includes an acquisition device, a selection condition reception device, and a generator. The acquisition device acquires a plurality of records. Each record represents a correspondence relationship between at least one setting condition and at least one processing result. The selection condition reception device receives a first segment of one of the at least one setting condition and the at least one processing result, as a first selection condition. The generator extracts records matched with the first selection condition from the plurality of records, and generates a display information to display an image. The image represents an object based on the number of records included in a second segment of another of the at least one setting condition and the at least one processing result, among the records extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akira KURODA, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Xinxiao Li, Mayuko Koezuka, Nobuaki Tojo
  • Patent number: 9910391
    Abstract: An image heating apparatus for heating an image formed on a recording material includes a tubular rotary member including a conductive layer, a magnetic core inserted into a hollow portion of the rotary member, a coil helically wound around an outer side of the magnetic core in the hollow portion, and a control unit configured to control a frequency of an alternating current flowing through the coil, in which the conductive layer generates heat by an electromagnetic induction in an alternating magnetic field formed when the alternating current flows through the coil, and the control unit controls the frequency in accordance with a size of the recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Nishizawa, Shizuma Nishimura, Shinji Hashiguchi, Koji Uchiyama, Mahito Yoshioka, Hiroshi Kita, Akira Kuroda