Patents by Inventor Hideki Fujimoto

Hideki Fujimoto 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: 20180009108
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives designation of a destination region including a destination, a moving unit that moves toward the destination region, and a seeking unit that seeks a client after movement toward the destination region starts. The moving unit moves toward the sought client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Naoya OGATA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Toshihiko SHIBUSAWA, Masatoshi MARUO, Hirokazu TSUBOTA, Yasuharu SAKURAI, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170364085
    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: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira ICHIKAWA, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Naoya OGATA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170337022
    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: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya OGATA, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Akira ICHIKAWA, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170318436
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus travels within a predetermined service provision area and, in response to receiving an instruction to provide a service from at least one user present in the service provision area, travels to the user to provide the service to the user. The mobile apparatus moves to a priority stand-by position which is determined based on a location of the at least one user from a plurality of stand-by positions provided within the service provision area and waits for the instruction to provide a service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki FUJIMOTO, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Naoya OGATA, Akira ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 9800757
    Abstract: A print system includes a client device, plural mobile printers, and a server device. The client device issues a print instruction in accordance with a user operation. The plural mobile printers each receive a print instruction and move to a destination indicated by the print instruction so as to perform printing at the destination. The server device selects a mobile printer which will perform printing based on a print instruction issued by the client device, in accordance with selection standards including judgement standards for judging whether or not it is necessary to distribute a print instruction over plural mobile printers or to transfer a print instruction from one mobile printer to another mobile printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujimoto, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Mariko Miyazaki, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9787876
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a client apparatus that gives an instruction to provide a service according to an operation of the client apparatus by a user, a mobile apparatus that receives the instruction to provide the service, moves to the user who has performed the operation, performs authentication of the user, and provides the service to the user, and a stationary apparatus that is placed on a fixed position and provides a service. In a case where the authentication of the user fails although the mobile apparatus receives the instruction to provide the service and moves to the user who has performed the operation, the mobile apparatus stops the providing of the service and entrusts the stationary apparatus with the providing of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Kajiyama, Hideki Fujimoto, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20170280019
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a client apparatus that gives an instruction to provide a service according to an operation of the client apparatus by a user, a mobile apparatus that receives the instruction to provide the service, moves to the user who has performed the operation, performs authentication of the user, and provides the service to the user, and a stationary apparatus that is placed on a fixed position and provides a service. In a case where the authentication of the user fails although the mobile apparatus receives the instruction to provide the service and moves to the user who has performed the operation, the mobile apparatus stops the providing of the service and entrusts the stationary apparatus with the providing of the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime KAJIYAMA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Naoya OGATA, Akira ICHIKAWA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170280008
    Abstract: A print system includes a client device, plural mobile printers, and a server device. The client device issues a print instruction in accordance with a user operation. The plural mobile printers each receive a print instruction and move to a destination indicated by the print instruction so as to perform printing at the destination. The server device selects a mobile printer which will perform printing based on a print instruction issued by the client device, in accordance with selection standards including judgement standards for judging whether or not it is necessary to distribute a print instruction over plural mobile printers or to transfer a print instruction from one mobile printer to another mobile printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki FUJIMOTO, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Naoya OGATA, Akira ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170279885
    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: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Mariko MIYAZAKI, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Kunitoshi YAMAMOTO, Hajime KAJIYAMA, Naoya OGATA, Akira ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 9752582
    Abstract: Provided is a highly reliable oil free screw compressor including a first sensor for detecting a temperature of lubrication oil, second sensors for detecting temperatures of intake air, and a cooling fan controller having a storage portion storing therein a set temperature of lubrication oil and a set temperature of intake air, and a computing portion for computing a control signal for increasing the speed of the cooling fan if a detected value of a temperature of the lubrication oil, delivered from the first sensor, becomes higher than the set value of lubrication oil stored in the storage portion, and computing a control signal for increasing the speed of the cooling fan if a detected value of a temperature of the intake air, delivered from the second sensor, becomes higher than the set temperature of the intake air, stored in the storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujimoto, Hitoshi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20160298629
    Abstract: Provided is a highly reliable oil free screw compressor including a first sensor for detecting a temperature of lubrication oil, second sensors for detecting temperatures of intake air, and a cooling fan controller having a storage portion storing therein a set temperature of lubrication oil and a set temperature of intake air, and a computing portion for computing a control signal for increasing the speed of the cooling fan if a detected value of a temperature of the lubrication oil, delivered from the first sensor, becomes higher than the set value of lubrication oil stored in the storage portion, and computing a control signal for increasing the speed of the cooling fan if a detected value of a temperature of the intake air, delivered from the second sensor, becomes higher than the set temperature of the intake air, stored in the storage portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: HITACHI INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujimoto, Hitoshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9411197
    Abstract: This liquid crystal display panel (100A) includes: first and second substrates (10A, 20A) which are arranged to face each other with a liquid crystal layer (30A) interposed between them; a counter electrode (24) formed on one of the first and second substrates (10A, 20A); a first alignment film (16a) formed on one side of the first substrate (10A) to face the liquid crystal layer (30A); and a second alignment film (26a) formed on one side of the second substrate (20A) to face the liquid crystal layer (30A). In a pixel, the liquid crystal layer (30A) has a low-pretilt region (R1a) and a high-pretilt region (R2a) in which liquid crystal molecules (32) have mutually different pretilt angles. The counter electrode (24) includes a plurality of sub-counter electrodes which are electrically independent of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kunihiro Tashiro, Hideki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 9394906
    Abstract: Provided is a highly reliable oil free screw compressor including a first sensor for detecting a temperature of lubrication oil, second sensors for detecting temperatures of intake air, and a cooling fan controller having a storage portion storing therein a set temperature of lubrication oil and a set temperature of intake air, and a computing portion for computing a control signal for increasing the speed of the cooling fan if a detected value of a temperature of the lubrication oil, delivered from the first sensor, becomes higher than the set value of lubrication oil stored in the storage portion, and computing a control signal for increasing the speed of the cooling fan if a detected value of a temperature of the intake air, delivered from the second sensor, becomes higher than the set temperature of the intake air, stored in the storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujimoto, Hitoshi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20160085122
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix pattern, each pixel including a first electrode and a second electrode for generating a transverse electric field, wherein: in a first group of pixels arranged in a line along either a row direction or a column direction, pairs of pixels are arranged repeatedly, each pair of pixels including two adjacent pixels that are different from each other in terms of an electrode structure of at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode; and voltages of the same polarity are applied to the two adjacent pixels included in the pair of pixels, and voltages of different polarities from each other are applied to two pixel pairs adjacent to each other in the first group of pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Yusuke NISHIHARA, Kazuhiko TSUDA, Tetsuo FUKAYA, Hideki FUJIMOTO, Yoshito HASHIMOTO, Masahiro SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20150361984
    Abstract: Provided is an air compressor which exhibits improved reliability by resolving problems relating to drainage discharge defects, and exhibits improved energy efficiency. The air compressor comprises: a compressor body which compresses air; a compressed air flow path through which the compressed air from the compressor body flows; a heat exchanger which is provided to the compressor flow path so as to cool the compressed air from the compressor body; and a drainage pipe (62) which branches from the compressed air flow path so as to connect to the exterior, and through which drainage condensed from the compressed air cooled in the heat exchanger flows. A strainer (65) which removes foreign matter contaminating the drainage is provided to the drainage pipe (62). An on-off valve (66) at the downstream side of the strainer (65), and a pressure sensor (41) at the upstream side thereof, said sensor detecting pressure inside the drainage pipe (62), are each provided so as to resolve drainage discharge defects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi OHTA, Hideki FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9081240
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device (100) of the present invention has a plurality of pixels (P) which are in a matrix arrangement and includes: a first substrate (1) which includes a pixel electrode (12) which is provided in each pixel; a second substrate (2) which opposes the first substrate; and a vertical alignment liquid crystal layer (3) which is provided between these substrates, wherein light that is incident on the liquid crystal layer is circularly-polarized light, and the liquid crystal layer modulates the circularly-polarized light, thereby realizing display. The pixel electrode includes at least one cruciform trunk portion (12a), a plurality of branch portions (12b) extending from the at least one cruciform trunk portion in a direction of about 45°, and a plurality of slits (12c) provided between the plurality of branch portions. The second substrate includes a plurality of counter electrodes (22) which are electrically independent of each other in each pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kunihiro Tashiro, Hideki Fujimoto, Yoshihito Hara
  • Patent number: 9057374
    Abstract: An oilless screw compressor incorporating water-cooled cooling units for cooling compressed air discharged from compressor bodies having a pair of male and female screw rotors which can be rotated in a contactless and oilless manner, the cooling units comprising a plate type heat-exchanger, and the amount of cooling water for the plate type heat-exchanger being adjustable. With this configuration, a difference between a temperature during load operation and a temperature upon automatic stopping and during unload operation of the compressor can be reduced, so that the cooling unit can be restrained from being damaged or broken within a short period, thereby it is possible to provide a highly reliable oilless screw compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujimoto, Hitoshi Nishimura, Natsuki Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20150002800
    Abstract: This liquid crystal display panel (100A) includes: first and second substrates (10A, 20A) which are arranged to face each other with a liquid crystal layer (30A) interposed between them; a counter electrode (24) formed on one of the first and second substrates (10A, 20A); a first alignment film (16a) formed on one side of the first substrate (10A) to face the liquid crystal layer (30A); and a second alignment film (26a) formed on one side of the second substrate (20A) to face the liquid crystal layer (30A). In a pixel, the liquid crystal layer (30A) has a low-pretilt region (R1a) and a high-pretilt region (R2a) in which liquid crystal molecules (32) have mutually different pretilt angles. The counter electrode (24) includes a plurality of sub-counter electrodes which are electrically independent of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kunihiro Tashiro, Hideki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8696335
    Abstract: A multi-stage oil-free screw compressor includes: a suction throttle valve for controlling air intake into the compressor; a piston assembly for operating the suction throttle valve; and a structure for supplying a working pressure to the piston assembly. In order to reduce startup load at the time of startup of the compressor, the suction throttle valve is fully closed while a secondary side of a compressor body is opened to the atmosphere. When a negative pressure and the air pressure, that provide the working pressure, are used for slightly opening the suction throttle valve in order to switch the compressor to a loaded mode after a motor for driving the compressor is accelerated to its top speed, the air pressure is provided by a control pipe line that is defined by the same pipe line that forms a drain pipe line. This permits the control pipe line to be opened to the atmosphere as needed during the startup time. Thus is provided the oil-free screw compressor achieving improved startup reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujimoto, Hitoshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8651839
    Abstract: A multi-stage oil-free screw compressor includes: a suction throttle valve for controlling air intake into the compressor; a piston assembly for operating the suction throttle valve; and a structure for supplying a working pressure to the piston assembly. In order to reduce startup load at the time of startup of the compressor, the suction throttle valve is fully closed while a secondary side of a compressor body is opened to the atmosphere. When a negative pressure and the air pressure, that provide the working pressure, are used for slightly opening the suction throttle valve in order to switch the compressor to a loaded mode after a motor for driving the compressor is accelerated to its top speed, the air pressure is provided by a control pipe line that is defined by the same pipe line that forms a drain pipe line. This permits the control pipe line to be opened to the atmosphere as needed during the startup time. Thus is provided the oil-free screw compressor achieving improved startup reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujimoto, Hitoshi Nishimura