Patents by Inventor Atsushi Yukawa

Atsushi Yukawa 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: 20220301378
    Abstract: A money handling system includes a first money handling apparatus including a first money discharge unit that discharges money in a state suitable for a first transport manner, a second money discharge unit that discharges money in a state suitable for a second transport manner, and a discharge control unit that controls the first and second money discharge units; and a second money handling apparatus including a first money reception unit that receives money transported in the first transport manner, a second money reception unit that receives money transported in the second transport manner, and a reception control unit that controls the first money reception unit and the second money reception unit. The discharge control unit transmits first information indicating that money is discharged from the first money discharge unit, and the reception control unit causes the first money reception unit to operate when the first information is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuji KATAOKA, Shigeo NAMURA, Hiroki IMORI, Shota SAKAUE, Atsushi YUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220301381
    Abstract: A money handling system includes: a first money handling apparatus that dispenses money; and a setting unit that sets information indicating an amount dispensable from the first money handling apparatus, on the basis of an upper limit amount set in advance as an upper limit of the amount dispensable from the first money handling apparatus, an amount of money dispensed from the first money handling apparatus, and an amount of money deposited into the first money handling apparatus or a second money handling apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi YUKAWA, Ryuji KATAOKA, Shigeo NAMURA
  • Publication number: 20220301399
    Abstract: A money handling system includes a first money handling apparatus, a money cassette to which money is to be transferred from the first money handling apparatus, a second money handling apparatus to which the money is to be transferred from the money cassette, a memory unit that is included in the money cassette and stores specific information that identifies a timing at which the money is transferred from the first money handling apparatus to the money cassette, and a management unit that calculates sales proceeds for each predetermined period, based on the specific information received by the second money handling apparatus from the memory unit and an amount of the money transferred from the money cassette to the second money handling apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo NAMURA, Shota SAKAUE, Atsushi YUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220230502
    Abstract: A money handling method, which is performed by an information processing apparatus in a money handling system including a plurality of money handling apparatuses and the information processing apparatus, includes: determining a denomination and quantity of money to be moved between the respective money handling apparatuses; performing a simulation, based on the determined denomination and quantity of money, money handling processes to be performed for moving the money between the plurality of apparatuses; performing a determination, based on a result of the simulation, whether or not all the money can be moved between the respective apparatuses; and notifying a result of the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi TAGASHIRA, Kazuhiro DOI, Atsushi YUKAWA, Ryuji KATAOKA
  • Publication number: 20210327198
    Abstract: A money handling system includes a plurality of money handling apparatuses and a management apparatus. Each money handling apparatus includes an operation input device and performs a money depositing process and/or a money dispensing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi YUKAWA, Ryuji KATAOKA, Shigeo NAMURA, Shinya HIROOKA, Shota SAKAUE
  • Patent number: 8349177
    Abstract: A solid-liquid separator that separates raw water containing suspended solids into suspended solids (solid) and treated water (liquid) in easy and a short time is provided. A solid-liquid separator includes a separation tub, an inflow pipe configured to rotate raw water which flowed from the outlet of the inflow pipe in the separation tub, a froth discharge pipe configured to discharge the suspended solids surfaced in the separation tub and a treated water discharge pipe configured to discharge treated water by which the suspended solids were removed from raw water from the separation tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Menju, Nobuyuki Ashikaga, Atsushi Yukawa, Hiromi Tsukui, Hirofumi Noguchi, Shinji Oono
  • Patent number: 8252179
    Abstract: A liquid cyclone is configured for inflowing raw water containing impurities as targets of collection to be forced to swirl inside to spin down impurities contained in raw water, an inflow pipe is connected with an upper portion of the liquid cyclone to supply the liquid cyclone with raw water, and configured for supplied raw water to be forced to swirl inside the liquid cyclone, a connecting portion is connected with a lower portion of the liquid cyclone, and configured with a discharge port to discharge spun down impurities from the liquid cyclone, an impurity collector is connected to the liquid cyclone with the connecting portion in between, and configured to collect impurities discharged from the liquid cyclone, an obstacle is disposed in or near the discharge port, , and configured to prevent impurities collected in the impurity collector from backing up into the liquid cyclone, and an outflow pipe is connected with a top portion of the liquid cyclone, and configured for raw water having got rid of impu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Aoki, Yasushi Yamamoto, Takashi Menju, Mii Fukuda, Atsushi Yukawa
  • Publication number: 20120187040
    Abstract: A solid-liquid separator that separates raw water containing suspended solids into suspended solids (solid) and treated water (liquid) in easy and a short time is provided. A solid-liquid separator includes a separation tub, an inflow pipe configured to rotate raw water which flowed from the outlet of the inflow pipe in the separation tub, a froth discharge pipe configured to discharge the suspended solids surfaced in the separation tub and a treated water discharge pipe configured to discharge treated water by which the suspended solids were removed from raw water from the separation tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takashi MENJU, Nobuyuki Ashikaga, Atsushi Yukawa, Hiromi Tsukui, Hirofumi Noguchi, Shinji Oono
  • Patent number: 8211297
    Abstract: An activated carbon adder adds activated carbon to raw water before flocculating sedimentation, to adsorb suspended matter contained in raw water, a liquid cyclone is adapted to separate activated carbon with suspended matter adsorbed thereon, from raw water containing activated carbon, an inflow line is connected with the liquid cyclone so as to cause raw water containing activated carbon before flocculating sedimentation to flow into the liquid cyclone and swirl therein, an activated carbon discharge line discharges activated carbon spun down out of raw water containing activated carbon in the liquid cyclone, from the liquid cyclone, and a pretreated water discharge line discharges raw water having got rid of activated carbon as pretreated water from the liquid cyclone, allowing for a reduced amount of chemicals to be used, with production of a reduced amount of sludge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mii Fukuda, Takashi Menju, Yasushi Yamamoto, Kazuyoshi Aoki, Takeshi Matsushiro, Ryoichi Arimura, Norimitsu Abe, Futoshi Kurokawa, Atsushi Yukawa, Tokusuke Hayami
  • Patent number: 8072340
    Abstract: A water leakage monitoring system including a water leakage position estimator which includes a periodic data acquiring unit for fetching predetermined-period flow rate pressure data stored in a monitoring device, and for fetching a signal related to a flow rate change and pressure changes expecting a water leakage reaction time calculating unit for calculating a pressure reaction time lag between two pressure changes, a pressure propagation velocity estimating unit for estimating a pressure propagation velocity using the pressure reaction time lag and a distance between two pressure gauges located in a water distribution block stored in a pipeline network map data, and a flow rate change position estimating unit for receiving a signal related to the flow rate change, and estimating a flow rate change position using pressure propagation velocity and a flow meter and pressure gauge locating positions of the pipeline network map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, City Of Kitakyushu
    Inventors: Atsushi Yukawa, Katsuya Yokokawa, Naoto Oishi
  • Patent number: 8002980
    Abstract: A former (11) works, when supplied with wastewater containing heavy metals and hydrogen sulfide, to react heavy metals contained in wastewater with hydrogen sulfide to form sulfide salts, an acquirer (12) works, when supplied with sulfide salts and acid, to acquire hydrogen sulfide and heavy metal ions produced by reactions between sulfide salts and acid, a hydrogen sulfide supply line (13) supplies hydrogen sulfide acquired by the acquirer to the former, and a collection line (20) collects heavy metal ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ryoichi Arimura, Nobuyuki Ashikaga, Takashi Menju, Atsushi Yukawa, Hiromi Tsukui, Hirofumi Noguchi, Shinji Oono
  • Publication number: 20100069217
    Abstract: A liquid cyclone is configured for inflowing raw water containing impurities as targets of collection to be forced to swirl inside to spin down impurities contained in raw water, an inflow pipe is connected with an upper portion of the liquid cyclone to supply the liquid cyclone with raw water, and configured for supplied raw water to be forced to swirl inside the liquid cyclone, a connecting portion is connected with a lower portion of the liquid cyclone, and configured with a discharge port to discharge spun down impurities from the liquid cyclone, an impurity collector is connected to the liquid cyclone with the connecting portion in between, and configured to collect impurities discharged from the liquid cyclone, an obstacle is disposed in or near the discharge port, and cold to prevent impurities collected in the impurity collector from backing up into the liquid cyclone, and an outflow pipe is connected with a top portion of the liquid cyclone, and configured for raw water having got rid of impurities t
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Aoki, Yasushi Yamamoto, Takashi Menju, Mii Fukuda, Atsushi Yukawa
  • Publication number: 20100044286
    Abstract: A water-purification pretreatment system removes raw water of suspended solids heavier in specific gravity than water before a water-purification treatment of raw water taken from a water source and the system includes a liquid cyclone configured for raw water to inflow thereto and to be swirled inside thereof to separate from raw water suspended solids heavier in specific gravity tan water, an inflow line connected with the liquid cyclone for raw water to be supplied to the liquid cyclone and configured for raw water being supplied to swirl inside the liquid cyclone, and an outflow line configured for raw water having suspended solids separated therefrom to outflow as pretreated water from the liquid cyclone, allowing for a reduced load on a treatment of solid suspended solids as a water treatment for water purification plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Takashi Menju, Mii Fukuda, Yasushi Yamamoto, Kazuyoshi Aoki, Takeshi Matsushiro, Futoshi Kurokawa, Atsushi Yukawa, Tokusuke Hayami
  • Publication number: 20100044285
    Abstract: An activated carbon adder adds activated carbon to raw water before flocculating sedimentation, to adsorb suspended matter contained in raw water, a liquid cyclone is adapted to separate activated carbon with suspended matter adsorbed thereon, from raw water containing activated carbon, an inflow line is connected with the liquid cyclone so as to cause raw water containing activated carbon before flocculating sedimentation to flow into the liquid cyclone and swirl therein, an activated carbon discharge line discharges activated carbon spun down out of raw water containing activated carbon in the liquid cyclone, from the liquid cyclone, and a pretreated water discharge line discharges raw water having got rid of activated carbon as pretreated water from the liquid cyclone, allowing for a reduced amount of chemicals to be used, with production of a reduced amount of sludge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Mii FUKUDA, Takashi Menju, Yasushi Yamamoto, Kazuyoshi Aoki, Takeshi Matsushiro, Ryoichi Arimura, Norimitsu Abe, Futoshi Kurokawa, Atsushi Yukawa, Tokusuke Hayami
  • Publication number: 20090065417
    Abstract: A solid-liquid separator that separates raw water containing suspended solids into suspended solids (solid) and treated water (liquid) in easy and a short time is provided. A solid-liquid separator includes a separation tub, an inflow pipe configured to rotate raw water which flowed from the outlet of the inflow pipe in the separation tub, a froth discharge pipe configured to discharge the suspended solids surfaced in the separation tub and a treated water discharge pipe configured to discharge treated water by which the suspended solids were removed from raw water from the separation tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Takashi MENJU, Nobuyuki Ashikaga, Atsushi Yukawa, Hiromi Tsukui, Hirofumi Noguchi, Shinji Oono
  • Publication number: 20090066524
    Abstract: A water leakage monitoring system including a water leakage position estimator which includes a periodic data acquiring unit for fetching predetermined-period flow rate pressure data stored in a monitoring device, and for fetching a signal related to a flow rate change and pressure changes expecting a water leakage reaction time calculating unit for calculating a pressure reaction time lag between two pressure changes, a pressure propagation velocity estimating unit for estimating a pressure propagation velocity using the pressure reaction time lag and a distance between two pressure gauges located in a water distribution block stored in a pipeline network map data, and a flow rate change position estimating unit for receiving a signal related to the flow rate change, and estimating a flow rate change position using pressure propagation velocity and a flow meter and pressure gauge locating positions of the pipeline network map data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Atsushi YUKAWA, Katsuya Yokokawa, Naoto Oishi
  • Publication number: 20090065441
    Abstract: A former (11) works, when supplied with wastewater containing heavy metals and hydrogen sulfide, to react heavy metals contained in wastewater with hydrogen sulfide to form sulfide salts, an acquirer (12) works, when supplied with sulfide salts and acid, to acquire hydrogen sulfide and heavy metal ions produced by reactions between sulfide salts and acid, a hydrogen sulfide supply line (13) supplies hydrogen sulfide acquired by the acquirer to the former, and a collection line (20) collects heavy metal ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Ryoichi Arimura, Nobuyuki Ashikaga, Takashi Menju, Atsushi Yukawa, Hiromi Tsukui, Hirofumi Noguchi, Shinji Oono