Patents by Inventor Hidemi Sasaki

Hidemi Sasaki 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: 20220121405
    Abstract: An output unit determines whether a plurality of consumables installed in the output apparatus, such as a fixing unit and a transfer belt unit, are properly installed based on information on the main body of the output apparatus and information on the consumables. When the consumables are not properly installed, the output unit issues a message indicating a warning or an error to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11249701
    Abstract: An output unit determines whether a plurality of consumables installed in the output apparatus, such as a fixing unit and a transfer belt unit, are properly installed based on information on the main body of the output apparatus and information on the consumables. When the consumables are not properly installed, the output unit issues a message indicating a warning or an error to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11190087
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated iron core including placing a laminated iron core body on a conveyance jig. Downwardly moving the conveyance jig by a lift and downwardly moving an upper die with respect to a lower die of the die unit. The lift being mounted so as to be unaffixed to both the die unit and the conveyance jig. Holding the laminated iron core body placed on the conveyance jig from both sides in a lamination direction of the plurality of iron core pieces between the lower die and the upper die, the lower die coming into contact with the conveyance jig. Injecting a resin into a through hole formed through the laminated iron core body held by the die unit in the lamination direction of the plurality of iron core pieces from the lower die through the conveyance jig or from the upper die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Mabu, Hidemi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20210321500
    Abstract: An image formation device is provided which includes a variable resistor of which a resistance value changes in accordance with a user operation, an A/D converter that outputs information relating to a voltage applied to the variable resistor, and a pulse width modulation (PWM) controller that outputs a PWM signal having a duty ratio determined based on the information output by the A/D converter. The PWM controller outputs the PWM signal that has the duty ratio determined based on the information input with reference to a timing for inverting a logic state of the PWM signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20210321012
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image forming apparatus comprising: at least one first module and at least one second module configured to execute functions corresponding respectively to the at least one first module; a first control unit configured to notify, to a corresponding second module, a request accepted by the at least one first module; and a second control unit configured to control in accordance with the notification from the first control unit, the corresponding second module, wherein the at least one first module is activated at all times from when the image forming apparatus is activated, and the at least one second module is generated as a container of an execution environment that is independent of an operating system and whose activation state is controlled by an instruction from the second control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11076067
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a transmission unit configured to transmit display image data and a display unit configured to display an image based on the display image data. The information processing apparatus further includes a switching unit configured to switch between inputting and not inputting the display image data transmitted by the transmission unit to the display unit, a control unit configured to control the switching unit to switch between inputting and not inputting the display image data to the display unit, and a power control unit configured to supply power to the display unit after the transmission unit starts transmitting the display image data. After the power control unit starts supplying power, the control unit controls the switching unit so that the display image data is input to the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11057534
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a communication line configured to communicably connect the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the first substrate transmits predetermined information to the second substrate via the communication line, and the second substrate transmits a response to the predetermined information to the first substrate via the communication line. The information processing apparatus further includes a first notification unit configured to provide a notification of a reception result of the predetermined information transmitted from the first substrate, and a second notification unit configured to provide a notification of a reception result of the response to the predetermined information that is transmitted from the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10921740
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a storing unit that stores information associated with a sheet type of a sheet and a sheet feed source, of a plurality of sheet feed sources, a selection unit that selects a sheet feed source from the plurality of sheet feeding sources based on at least a sheet type designated by a job and the stored information, and a feeding unit that feeds a sheet from the selected sheet feed source. The image forming apparatus also includes an image forming unit that forms an image on the sheet fed by the feeding unit, and a detector that detects a sheet type of the sheet fed from one of the plurality of sheet feed sources by the feeding unit. The storing unit stores the sheet type detected by the detector as the information indicating the sheet type of sheet stored in the sheet feeding source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10855880
    Abstract: This image forming apparatus determines, in accordance with state information indicating the state of the image forming apparatus, whether or not a timing for executing an authentication process of a removable cartridge has arrived. Furthermore, if the timing for executing a cartridge authentication process has arrived, this image forming apparatus obtains authentication information regarding authentication from the cartridge, and determines, from the authentication information, whether or not an authentication process is required to be executed. When an authentication process has been executed, an authentication result is written in a storage area of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10795623
    Abstract: An apparatus having first and second functions includes a first storage unit that stores data used in first initialization processing of the first function and second initialization processing of the second function, a second storage unit having a data reading speed higher than that of the first storage unit, an execution unit that executes the first initialization processing and the second initialization processing after the first initialization processing, and an acceptance unit that accepts a job of the first function after the first initialization processing, in which the execution unit executes cache processing for caching the data used in the second initialization processing from the first storage unit into the second storage unit during a predetermined period after the first initialization processing is performed and before the job of the first function is accepted and further executes the second initialization processing by using the cached data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20200252515
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a transmission unit configured to transmit display image data and a display unit configured to display an image based on the display image data. The information processing apparatus further includes a switching unit configured to switch between inputting and not inputting the display image data transmitted by the transmission unit to the display unit, a control unit configured to control the switching unit to switch between inputting and not inputting the display image data to the display unit, and a power control unit configured to supply power to the display unit after the transmission unit starts transmitting the display image data. After the power control unit starts supplying power, the control unit controls the switching unit so that the display image data is input to the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20200244828
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a communication line configured to communicably connect the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the first substrate transmits predetermined information to the second substrate via the communication line, and the second substrate transmits a response to the predetermined information to the first substrate via the communication line. The information processing apparatus further includes a first notification unit configured to provide a notification of a reception result of the predetermined information transmitted from the first substrate, and a second notification unit configured to provide a notification of a reception result of the response to the predetermined information that is transmitted from the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20200144899
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated iron core including placing a laminated iron core body on a conveyance jig. Downwardly moving the conveyance jig by a lift and downwardly moving an upper die with respect to a lower die of the die unit. The lift being mounted so as to be unaffixed to both the die unit and the conveyance jig. Holding the laminated iron core body placed on the conveyance jig from both sides in a lamination direction of the plurality of iron core pieces between the lower die and the upper die, the lower die coming into contact with the conveyance jig. Injecting a resin into a through hole formed through the laminated iron core body held by the die unit in the lamination direction of the plurality of iron core pieces from the lower die through the conveyance jig or from the upper die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi MABU, Hidemi SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200120232
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus 102 that can flexibly cope with control command incompatibility caused by peripheral parts of the microcomputer device 103 to expand the function of the image forming apparatus 102. A status management unit 162 manages the state of the image forming apparatus 102, and a microcomputer command processing unit 181 communicates with the microcomputer device 103 attached to the image forming apparatus 102. The microcomputer command processing unit 181 receives request data from the microcomputer device 103 and transmits response data to the microcomputer device 103. Then, the microcomputer command processing unit 181 acquires the state of the image forming apparatus 102 from the status management unit 162 based on the received request data, and determines response data according to the acquired state of the image forming apparatus 102.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10560005
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a laminated iron core includes a conveyance jig on which a laminated iron core body is placed, a die unit including a lower die and an upper die upwardly and downwardly movable with respect to the lower die, which holds the laminated iron core body placed on the conveyance jig from both sides in a lamination direction of the laminated iron core body between the lower die and the upper die, an injector injecting a resin into a through hole formed through the laminated iron core body held by the die unit from the lower die through the conveyance jig or the upper die, and an upward and downward movement unit capable of upwardly and downwardly moving the conveyance jig with respect to the lower die, and being provided independently from the die unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Mabu, Hidemi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20200012222
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a storing unit that stores information associated with a sheet type of a sheet and a sheet feed source, of a plurality of sheet feed sources, a selection unit that selects a sheet feed source from the plurality of sheet feeding sources based on at least a sheet type designated by a job and the stored information, and a feeding unit that feeds a sheet from the selected sheet feed source. The image forming apparatus also includes an image forming unit that forms an image on the sheet fed by the feeding unit, and a detector that detects a sheet type of the sheet fed from one of the plurality of sheet feed sources by the feeding unit. The storing unit stores the sheet type detected by the detector as the information indicating the sheet type of sheet stored in the sheet feeding source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10466635
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus forms an image designated by a job on a sheet fed from one of a plurality of paper feed sources. A detection unit detects paper types of sheets respectively fed from the plurality of paper feed sources, and is provided on a conveyance path. A memory device stores a set of instructions, and at least one processor executes the instructions to function as a first holding unit to hold paper sizes and paper types set by a user in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of paper feed sources, a second holding unit to hold the paper types detected by the detection unit in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of paper feed sources, and a third holding unit to hold a paper size designated by the job and a paper type designated by the job or a condition related to setting of a paper type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20190187943
    Abstract: An output unit determines whether a plurality of consumables installed in the output apparatus, such as a fixing unit and a transfer belt unit, are properly installed based on information on the main body of the output apparatus and information on the consumables. When the consumables are not properly installed, the output unit issues a message indicating a warning or an error to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20190086849
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus forms an image designated by a job on a sheet fed from one of a plurality of paper feed sources. A detection unit detects paper types of sheets respectively fed from the plurality of paper feed sources, and is provided on a conveyance path. A memory device stores a set of instructions, and at least one processor executes the instructions to function as a first holding unit to hold paper sizes and paper types set by a user in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of paper feed sources, a second holding unit to hold the paper types detected by the detection unit in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of paper feed sources, and a third holding unit to hold a paper size designated by the job and a paper type designated by the job or a condition related to setting of a paper type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10120314
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus for forming an image designated by a job on a sheet fed from one of a plurality of paper feed sources. The apparatus includes a detection unit that detects paper types of sheets respectively fed from the plurality of paper feed sources, a detection unit provided on a conveyance path, a memory device that stores a set of instructions, and at least one processor that executes the instructions to function as a first holding unit to hold paper sizes and paper types set by a user in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of paper feed sources, a second holding unit to hold the paper types detected by the detection unit in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of paper feed sources, and a third holding unit to hold a paper size designated by the job and a paper type. designated by the job or a condition related to setting of a paper type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki