Patents by Inventor Hidekazu Okada

Hidekazu Okada 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: 20100328734
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus including a sheet conveyance unit that conveys the sheet via a conveyance path; a reading unit, which is movable within a reading area; an image data generation control unit that is configured to control: the reading unit to read the sheet at the reading position while conveying the sheet through the reading position so as to generate an entire image data of the sheet; and generate an entire image data of the sheet; a determination data generation control unit that is configured to: control the reading unit to read the sheet by the image data generation control unit; and generate a partial image data of the sheet including the leading end portion as a determination data; and a determination unit that determines whether or not a state of conveyance of the sheet is normal based on the determination data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidekazu OKADA
  • Patent number: 7692806
    Abstract: When a user system requests an image processing apparatus to perform a color correction processing and an image processing, an authentication processing is performed between the user system and the image processing apparatus. The user system outputs drawing data and print options to the image processing apparatus, which then performs RIP processing of the drawing data, and an accounting processing for the RIP processing is performed. Subsequently, a print processing of the image data supplied by performing the RIP processing is performed on a printer. Charging for the print processing is conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ohshima, Kazunori Kurokawa, Hidekazu Okada, Takanori Okuoka
  • Patent number: 7554693
    Abstract: In order to obtain a desired print result, a color correction process may be performed on image data based on the characteristics of a printing device. Data called target profile (TP data) showing the characteristics of the printing device is used for the color correction process. When a user makes a request to an image processing device for image processing, it is judged whether TP data is required for the image processing or not. When TP data is required, image processing using the TP data is executed. Further, the fee for use of the TP data and the fee for the image processing are charged on the user of the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Okuoka, Yoshihiro Ohshima, Hidekazu Okada, Kazunori Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20090060555
    Abstract: A multi-function apparatus having a plurality of functions relating to an image processing and configured to selectively realize one of the plurality of functions, including: a plurality of operation keys which are operated by a user so as to control the multi-function apparatus; a display device configured to display an operation view for assisting the user in operating the plurality of operation keys; and a display control section configured to control the display device to display the operation view in which a plurality of images respectively representing the plurality of operation keys are displayed, such that an image of each of at least one active key each as an active one of the plurality of operation keys is displayed in the view in a first manner, while an image of each of at least one inactive key each as an inactive one of the plurality of operation keys is displayed in the view in a second manner which is different from the first manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidekazu Okada, Tatsuya Sato
  • Publication number: 20040184053
    Abstract: In order to obtain a desired print result, a color correction process may be performed on image data based on the characteristics of a printing device. Data called target profile (TP data) showing the characteristics of the printing device is used for the color correction process. When a user makes a request to an image processing device for image processing, it is judged whether TP data is required for the image processing or not. When TP data is required, image processing using the TP data is executed. Further, the fee for use of the TP data and the fee for the image processing are charged on the user of the requester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Okuoka, Yoshihiro Ohshima, Hidekazu Okada, Kazunori Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20040186800
    Abstract: When a user system requests an image processing apparatus to perform a color correction processing and an image processing, an authentication processing is performed between the user system and the image processing apparatus. The user system outputs drawing data and print options to the image processing apparatus, which then performs RIP processing of the drawing data, and an accounting processing for the RIP processing is performed. Subsequently, a print processing of the image data supplied by performing the RIP processing is performed on a printer. Charging for the print processing is conducted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ohshima, Kazunori Kurokawa, Hidekazu Okada, Takanori Okuoka
  • Patent number: 5353505
    Abstract: A pair of grip scissors comprises a generally U-shaped spring member integrally made of a resin and a pair of blade members attached to the respective free ends of the spring member. The respective free ends of the spring member are provided with an opposed pair of stoppers bulging toward each other. The respective stoppers come into stopping abutment with each other when the spring member is manually gripped. Each stopper has a mounting side face directed away from the mounting side face of the other stopper, and each blade member has a connecting portion attached laterally to the mounting side face of the corresponding stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Clover Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: 4764943
    Abstract: A knitting counter for counting stitches or rows of stitches comprising: a counter casing having a flat bottom surface to be placed in substantially horizontal flat support surface and formed with a reception opening as well as with a window opening; an operating member having a touch portion projecting out through the reception opening as movably guided thereby and a pusher portion extending within the casing; a digital display device disposed at the window opening; and an electrical control circuit arranged within the casing and connected to the display device for controlling thereof; wherein the control circuit incorporates a self-openable count input switch which, when closed each time, functions to change a numerical indication of the display device one by one, the pusher portion is in permanent engagement with the count input switch, and the counter casing has such a shape as to be prevented from toppling down upon a normal push on the touch portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Assignee: Clover Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: 4646543
    Abstract: A knitting needle with a flexible cord, comprising: a bamboo or wood needle body having a tapered rear end section which includes a joint face and a conical peripheral surface and has an axial bore formed therein; a headed reinforcing member having an enlarged head formed at a rear end of a shank which is fastened to the bore of the rear end section and has an axial mounting bore extending thereinto through the head which includes a conical peripheral surface, a forward joint face and a rearward joint face; and a flexible cord having an enlargement which includes a forward joint face, a conical peripheral surface and an axial extension extending forwardly from the enlargement into the bore of the reinforcing member, wherein the peripheral surface of the reinforcing member is interposed between and flush with the peripheral surface of the rear end section and the peripheral surface of the enlargement, with the rearward joint face of the rear end section bonded to the forward joint face of the reinforcing membe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Clover Mgf. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: 4553410
    Abstract: A knitting needle with a flexible cord comprising at least one rigid needle body made of bamboo or wood whose rear end is formed with a limited length of axial bore into which a rigid tubular member is inserted and fastened there, a flexible cord having an integral axial extension which axially extends forwardly from an enlarged forward end wall of a substantially conical enlargement formed therewith, and both of a rear end wall of the tubular member and the annular terminal end wall of the needle body being in contact with the enlarged forward end wall of the enlargement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1985
    Assignee: Clover Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: D273347
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1984
    Assignee: Clover Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: D275151
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Assignee: Clover Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: D277430
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Assignee: Clover Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: D279938
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Clover Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: D286262
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Assignee: Clover Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: D286505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Assignee: Clover Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: D287463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: Clover Mfg. Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: D298698
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Assignee: Clover Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: D299488
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: Clover Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada
  • Patent number: D301556
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Clover Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Okada