Patents by Inventor Akira Shiba

Akira Shiba 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: 10871728
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a rotational body is provided. The cleaning device includes a scraping portion whose edge is pressed against a rotational body to which toner adheres. The scraping portion scrapes the toner off the rotational body. The cleaning device also includes a guide portion that guides a recording medium toward the rotational body, and a guide support portion that supports the guide portion. The guide support portion is disposed at a position separated from the scraping portion in a state in which the guide support portion is pressed by the guide portion that is guiding the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Ogishima, Sota Hara, Kazuhiro Saito, Yukihiro Ichiki, Hiroki Shiba, Akira Shimodaira
  • Patent number: 10862695
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including: a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to perform a process including: setting a forwarding path or a forwarding method; creating a data list storing a random value; and requesting each of a plurality of clients to add an attribute value stored by the client to the data list and forward the data list using the forwarding path or the forwarding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hisatoshi Yamaoka, Miwa Okabayashi, Eiichi Takahashi, Akira Shiba, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20200379370
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a rotational body is provided. The cleaning device includes a scraping portion whose edge is pressed against a rotational body to which toner adheres. The scaping portion scrapes the toner off the rotational body. The cleaning device also includes a guide portion that guides a recording medium toward the rotational body, and a guide support portion that supports the guide portion. The guide support portion is disposed at a position separated from the scraping portion in a state in which the guide support portion is pressed by the guide portion that is guiding the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya OGISHIMA, Sota HARA, Kazuhiro SAITO, Yukihiro ICHIKI, Hiroki SHIBA, Akira SHIMODAIRA
  • Patent number: 10843474
    Abstract: A liquid container unit includes: a liquid container including: a plurality of liquid storage portions; and a plurality of injection ports which are provided to the respective plurality of liquid storage portions, and are configured to enable injection of liquid into the plurality of liquid storage portions; and an injection port cover which is provided to the liquid container so as to be rotatable and is configured to cover the plurality of injection ports so as to be openable and closable, the injection port cover including a plurality of stopper members configured to close the plurality of injection ports when the injection port cover is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Arai, Tomoki Yamamuro, Tatsuaki Orihara, Takeho Miyashita, Kazuya Yoshii, Norihiro Ikebe, Akira Shiba, Ryo Shimamura, Masatoshi Ohira, Hirofumi Okuhara, Kazumasa Matsushita, Misato Furuya
  • Publication number: 20200335322
    Abstract: A method for preparing a silicon nitride film with a high deposition rate and a reduced damage to the substrate and/or the underlying layer formed under the silicon nitride film. The method for preparing a silicon nitride film contains the steps of irradiating a nitride with an ultraviolet light, and contacting the nitride irradiated with the ultraviolet light and a hydrogenated cyclic silane represented by a general formula SinH2n, wherein n is 5, 6, or 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicants: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu TERAMOTO, Yoshinobu SHIBA, Takashi ABE, Akira NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200329349
    Abstract: An apparatus performs transmission and reception of messages via which a plurality of services coordinate with each other in a message control system. The apparatus integrates a plurality of messages into a first message, based on relationships between message transmission and message reception caused by the plurality of services, and transmits the first message to another information processing device in the message control system. The apparatus receives a second message integrated by another information processing device, and decompose the received second message into messages including a third message. The apparatus further integrates the decomposed third message and a fourth message into a fifth message, and transfers the integrated fifth message to another information processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichi Takahashi, HISATOSHI YAMAOKA, Kota Itakura, Miwa Okabayashi, AKIRA SHIBA, Kazuki Matsui, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20200198359
    Abstract: To provide a liquid storage container equipped with a plug member that can prevent leakage of a liquid from the liquid storage container and can be opened without causing scatter of the liquid, and a liquid ejection apparatus equipped with the liquid storage container. For the purpose, at least one of a connection part of the convex part with the cover part and an apical part of the convex part most apart from the connection part is provided offset from the centroid of the cover part, seen from a direction orthogonal to an opening surface of a supply port in a state that the plug member is mounted on a supply port of the liquid storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo Shimamura, Akira Shiba, Kazuya Yoshii, Norihiro Ikebe, Takeho Miyashita, Tomoki Yamamuro, Atsushi Arai, Masatoshi Ohira, Tatsuaki Orihara, Hirofumi Okuhara, Kazumasa Matsushita, Misato Furuya
  • Patent number: 10675882
    Abstract: There are provided a liquid ejection apparatus with low costs, a liquid container, and a manufacturing method thereof. To this end, a rocking body is assembled to the liquid container to suppress the drop thereof by melting and swaging of a support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Shiba, Tsubasa Takaoka, Hiroki Hayashi, Kazuya Yoshii, Ryo Shimamura
  • Patent number: 10618300
    Abstract: To provide a liquid storage container equipped with a plug member that can prevent leakage of a liquid from the liquid storage container and can be opened without causing scatter of the liquid, and a liquid ejection apparatus equipped with the liquid storage container. For the purpose, at least one of a connection part of the convex part with the cover part and an apical part of the convex part most apart from the connection part is provided offset from the centroid of the cover part, seen from a direction orthogonal to an opening surface of a supply port in a state that the plug member is mounted on a supply port of the liquid storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryo Shimamura, Akira Shiba, Kazuya Yoshii, Norihiro Ikebe, Takeho Miyashita, Tomoki Yamamuro, Atsushi Arai, Masatoshi Ohira, Tatsuaki Orihara, Hirofumi Okuhara, Kazumasa Matsushita, Misato Furuya
  • Patent number: 10611162
    Abstract: There are provided a liquid container including a plug member which prevents leakage of a liquid from the liquid container and can be opened without scattering the liquid and a liquid ejection apparatus including the liquid container. For that purpose, a projecting portion in the plug member is provided below a center part of the plug member in a gravity direction in an attitude at the time of use of the liquid ejection apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Norihiro Ikebe, Ryo Shimamura, Akira Shiba, Kazuya Yoshii, Takeho Miyashita, Tomoki Yamamuro, Atsushi Arai, Masatoshi Ohira, Tatsuaki Orihara, Hirofumi Okuhara, Kazumasa Matsushita, Misato Furuya
  • Patent number: 10594632
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to identify a reducible message string by using state transition information. The reducible message string is used to reduce a message string held in a message queue. The state transition information indicates a relationship between a message for executing a service and transition of a state of the service. The processor is configured to detect the reducible message string included in the message string. The processor is configured to reduce the message string held in the message queue by using the reducible message string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichi Takahashi, Miwa Okabayashi, Akira Shiba, Hisatoshi Yamaoka, Shizuko Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10559460
    Abstract: There is provided a film forming apparatus for forming a silicon nitride film on a substrate by having a precursor gas containing silicon to react with a reaction gas containing nitrogen, including: a processing container configured to form a vacuum atmosphere; a substrate mounting part installed in the processing container; a precursor gas supply part configured to supply a precursor gas into the processing container; a reaction gas supply part configured to supply a reaction gas containing nitrogen into the processing container; and an ultraviolet irradiating part configured to excite the reaction gas before the reaction gas reacts with the precursor gas, wherein a substrate on the substrate mounting part is not irradiated with an ultraviolet ray emitted from the ultraviolet irradiating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Shimizu, Katsutoshi Ishii, Akinobu Teramoto, Tomoyuki Suwa, Yoshinobu Shiba
  • Patent number: 10542571
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus including: a specified output device, and a processor coupled to the specified output device and configured to: establish a wireless connection between the wireless communication apparatus and another wireless communication apparatus, and control the specified output device to output an output pattern that is substantially shared with the other wireless communication apparatus so that a corresponding output pattern of the output pattern is output by another specified output device of the other wireless communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Sugano, Eiichi Takahashi, Junichi Yura, Akira Shiba
  • Patent number: 10538092
    Abstract: A liquid supplying mechanism includes: a tank including a liquid storage section configured to store a liquid, and a liquid injection port configured to inject the liquid into the liquid storage section; and a bottle configured to replenish the liquid into the tank. The bottle includes: a bottle section configured to store the liquid; and a protruding section, which protrudes from the bottle section, and is insertable into the liquid injection port so as to inject, into the liquid storage section, the liquid stored in the bottle section. The liquid injection port includes: a protruding section insertion portion into which the protruding section of the bottle is insertable; and a protruding section fixing portion, which is engageable with the protruding section of the bottle, to thereby be capable of fixing the bottle to the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeho Miyashita, Ryo Shimamura, Akira Shiba, Kazuya Yoshii, Norihiro Ikebe, Tomoki Yamamuro, Atsushi Arai, Masatoshi Ohira, Tatsuaki Orihara, Hirofumi Okuhara, Kazumasa Matsushita, Misato Furuya
  • Publication number: 20190344577
    Abstract: A liquid supplying mechanism includes: a tank including a liquid storage section configured to store a liquid, and a liquid injection port configured to inject the liquid into the liquid storage section; and a bottle configured to replenish the liquid into the tank. The bottle includes: a bottle section configured to store the liquid; and a protruding section, which protrudes from the bottle section, and is insertable into the liquid injection port so as to inject, into the liquid storage section, the liquid stored in the bottle section. The liquid injection port includes: a protruding section insertion portion into which the protruding section of the bottle is insertable; and a protruding section fixing portion, which is engageable with the protruding section of the bottle, to thereby be capable of fixing the bottle to the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Takeho Miyashita, Ryo Shimamura, Akira Shiba, Kazuya Yoshii, Norihiro Ikebe, Tomoki Yamamuro, Atsushi Arai, Masatoshi Ohira, Tatsuaki Orihara, Hirofumi Okuhara, Kazumasa Matsushita, Misato Furuya
  • Publication number: 20190337296
    Abstract: A liquid container unit includes: a liquid container including: a plurality of liquid storage portions; and a plurality of injection ports which are provided to the respective plurality of liquid storage portions, and are configured to enable injection of liquid into the plurality of liquid storage portions; and an injection port cover which is provided to the liquid container so as to be rotatable and is configured to cover the plurality of injection ports so as to be openable and closable, the injection port cover including a plurality of stopper members configured to close the plurality of injection ports when the injection port cover is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi Arai, Tomoki Yamamuro, Tatsuaki Orihara, Takeho Miyashita, Kazuya Yoshii, Norihiro Ikebe, Akira Shiba, Ryo Shimamura, Masatoshi Ohira, Hirofumi Okuhara, Kazumasa Matsushita, Misato Furuya
  • Publication number: 20190329477
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a container including a casing configured to contain a content, the casing including an inner layer having an inner layer opening and an outer layer having an air communication port communicating between a space between the outer layer and the inner layer and the outside. The method includes preparing a casing in which at least part of the inner layer and at least part of the outer layer are in contact with each other, inserting a support column inside the inner layer through the inner layer opening of the prepared casing, and separating the inner layer from the outer layer by supplying air into the space through the air communication port to bring part of the separated inner layer into contact with the support column. The support column includes a columnar portion and an extending portion extending from the columnar portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yokoyama, Shigeki Fukui, Hitoshi Takada, Akira Shiba
  • Publication number: 20190320291
    Abstract: A system for privacy protection includes a processor and a terminal including a location detection device. The processor performs: identifying a presence possible ranges of the terminal at a first time and at a second time earlier than the first time from a combination of information on a first region including the location at the first time, and information on a second region including the location at the second time and having been already transmitted to an external apparatus; determining whether each of the identified presence possible ranges satisfies a preset condition for a presence possible range that may be known by a third party; when the condition is not satisfied, transmitting the information on a third region including the first region and a region other than the first region, as information on a region where the terminal is present at the first time, to the external apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shizuko Ichikawa, Junya Kani, HISATOSHI YAMAOKA, Naoki Nishiguchi, Eiichi Takahashi, Kota Itakura, AKIRA SHIBA, Miwa Okabayashi
  • Patent number: 10427412
    Abstract: An object is to provide a liquid ejecting apparatus that enables a liquid storage container to be properly and easily refilled with a liquid from a liquid refilling container without causing color mixture in the liquid storage container. The liquid ejecting apparatus includes liquid storage containers each configured to feed the liquid to a liquid ejecting portion and liquid refilling containers each configured to refill the liquid storage container with the liquid. A first fitting unit is provided around a liquid injection port in each of the liquid storage containers. A second fitting unit is provided around a liquid pour-out port in each of the liquid refilling containers. The second fitting unit is fitted to the first fitting unit to enable the liquid to be delivered from the liquid pour-out port to the liquid injection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kyoshiro Okude, Masateru Komori, Masato Koshimizu, Tsuyoshi Saeki, Yukimichi Kimura, Masahiro Kawanishi, Masaaki Matsuura, Katsuyuki Yokoi, Akira Shiba, Ryo Shimamura, Kazuya Yoshii, Norihiro Ikebe, Takeho Miyashita, Tomoki Yamamuro, Atsushi Arai, Masatoshi Ohira, Tatsuaki Orihara, Hirofumi Okuhara, Kazumasa Matsushita, Misato Furuya
  • Publication number: 20190297150
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes one or more memories; and one or more processors configured to in response to reception of a first message, by referring to a reception history of one or more messages received prior to the received first message, determine whether a second message having a second timestamp newer than a first timestamp of the received first message has been received, when the second message has been received, perform a first process on the first message and a second process on the second message in order indicated by the first timestamp and the second timestamp, and transmit, to an apparatus to which the first message is transmitted next, a first correction notification including an instruction to correct order of processes executed by the apparatus with respect to the first message and the second message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichi Takahashi, AKIRA SHIBA, Kazuki Matsui