Patents by Inventor Hidetoshi Kobayashi

Hidetoshi Kobayashi 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: 10384454
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a refilled cartridge is provided for performing refilling of printing material after use of a cartridge comprising a chamber of variable capacity, a detection section that optically detects the printing material inside the chamber, an air introduction port that introduces outside air into the chamber, a valve section that opens and closes the air introduction port according to the negative pressure inside the chamber, and a supply port that supplies the printing material within the chamber to the outside. With this manufacturing method, the printing material is refilled into the chamber so that a designated volume of air exists after refilling of the printing material is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Atsushi Kobayashi, Izumi Nozawa, Hidetoshi Kodama
  • Patent number: 7826935
    Abstract: A controller with a processing unit and a floating-point processor is disposed in a vehicle to control an actuator according to detected parameters sent from sensors. The processor generates a floating-point control parameter indicating a first quantity of control from the detected parameters at floating-point calculations, and the unit generates a fixed-point control parameter indicating a second quantity of control from the detected parameters at fixed-point calculations. The unit converts the floating-point control parameter into a converted control parameter of fixed-point representation and judges from both the converted control parameter and the fixed-point control parameter whether a failure has occurred in the processor. When no failure has occurred in the processor, the unit generates a control signal from the floating-point control parameter. The actuator is operated according to the control signal so as to give the first quantity of control to a controlled object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Eiji Takayama
  • Publication number: 20070255931
    Abstract: A controller with a processing unit and a floating-point processor is disposed in a vehicle to control an actuator according to detected parameters sent from sensors. The processor generates a floating-point control parameter indicating a first quantity of control from the detected parameters at floating-point calculations, and the unit generates a fixed-point control parameter indicating a second quantity of control from the detected parameters at fixed-point calculations. The unit converts the floating-point control parameter into a converted control parameter of fixed-point representation and judges from both the converted control parameter and the fixed-point control parameter whether a failure has occurred in the processor. When no failure has occurred in the processor, the unit generates a control signal from the floating-point control parameter. The actuator is operated according to the control signal so as to give the first quantity of control to a controlled object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Eiji Takayama
  • Patent number: 7192023
    Abstract: A bill handling apparatus has a deposit/withdrawal unit (2) at the upper side of a casing (1), a base unit (3) at the lower side of the casing (1), and intermediate units 4A to 4C. The deposit/withdrawal unit (2) includes a bill introducing mechanism (21), a bill discharging mechanism (23) and a conveying mechanism (29). The base unit (3) includes a bill storage section (31), a conveying mechanism (32) and a taking-in and taking-out mechanism (34). Each intermediate unit (4A) to (4C) includes a bill storage section (41), a conveying mechanism (42), a taking-in and taking-out mechanism (44) and a switcher for switching a bill-moving direction. Elements forming the bill storage sections and transfer mechanisms are made common. Thus, the number of the bill storage sections can be easily increased or decreased, and bills can be taken in and out of each storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Japan Cash Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Amari, Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Kenji Ozawa, Hiroyuki Oiyama
  • Patent number: 6952294
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of reading an image, which comprises exposing a color photosensitive material having at least three photosensitive layers containing blue-, green- and red-photosensitive silver halide emulsions, respectively, on a transparent support, processing the exposed color photosensitive material at a processing temperature of 50° C. or more to form a silver image, and substantially reading the silver image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun-ichi Ishikawa, Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Yoshiharu Yabuki, Hideaki Nomura, Tomoyoshi Hyodo, Takatoshi Ishikawa, Yoshio Ishii
  • Patent number: 6889850
    Abstract: A bill handling apparatus has a deposit/withdrawal unit (2) at the inner upper side of a casing (1), a base unit (3) at the inner lower side of the casing (1), and intermediate units (4A-4C) between the units (2) and (3). The deposit/withdrawal unit (2) includes a bill introducing mechanism (21), a bill discharging mechanism (23) and a conveying mechanism (29). The base unit (3) includes a bill storage section (31), a conveying mechanism (32) and a taking-in and taking-out mechanism (34). Each of the intermediate units (4A-4C) includes a bill storage section (41), a conveying mechanism (42), a taking-in and taking-out mechanism (44) and a switcher for switching a bill-moving direction. In this way, the elements forming the bill storage sections and transfer mechanisms are made common, the number of bill storage sections can be increased or decreased easily, and bills can be taken in and out of each storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Japan Cash Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Amari, Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Kenji Ozawa, Hiroyuki Oiyama
  • Publication number: 20050078864
    Abstract: A bill handling apparatus has a deposit/withdrawal unit (2) at the upper side of a casing (1), a base unit (3) at the lower side of the casing (1), and intermediate units 4A to 4C. The deposit/withdrawal unit (2) includes a bill introducing mechanism (21), a bill discharging mechanism (23) and a conveying mechanism (29). The base unit (3) includes a bill storage section (31), a conveying mechanism (32) and a taking-in and taking-out mechanism (34). Each intermediate unit (4A) to (4C) includes a bill storage section (41), a conveying mechanism (42), a taking-in and taking-out mechanism (44) and a switcher for switching a bill-moving direction. Elements forming the bill storage sections and transfer mechanisms are made common. Thus, the number of the bill storage sections can be easily increased or decreased, and bills can be taken in and out of each storage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Applicant: JAPAN CASH MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Isao Amari, Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Kenji Ozawa, Hiroyuki Oiyama
  • Patent number: 6775611
    Abstract: A crank sensor outputs a crank signal including an angle indicating part and a reference position indicating part. A cam sensor outputs a cam signal including an angle indicating part and a reference position indicating part. A microcomputer executes a cylinder determining processing using the crank signal alone, and also executes a cylinder determining processing using the cam signal alone. In addition, the microcomputer detects abnormality of the crank signal and the cam signal. The cylinder determining processing using the crank signal alone is prohibited when both the crank signal and the cam signal become abnormal while operating the engine. Then, the prohibition of the cylinder determining processing is withdrawn on the condition that the cam signal is recovered to normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Ken Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 6745748
    Abstract: An engine control system executes given control tasks, for example, at a 30° angular interval of an engine crank shaft. If a failure of a crank sensor has occurred, it becomes impossible to determine the 30° angular interval of the crank shaft. In this case, the engine control system works to calculate one-third of an interval (e.g., a 90° crank angle) between consecutive inputs of cam angular position signals to define a dummy 30° crank angle as a trigger for initiating the control tasks. If the cam angular position signal is inputted before the number of times the control tasks should be executed, in sequence, at an interval of the dummy 30° crank angle is not yet reached, each of the control tasks is executed immediately the same number of times as that the control task has not yet been executed at the dummy 30° crank angle time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6671565
    Abstract: An electronic control apparatus for a control object makes a mode check before each program part is retrieved even at a predetermined start timing, and inhibits a retrieval of program parts unnecessary for operation modes including a normal mode, inspection mode or rewrite mode. As it is not necessary to check the mode in the processing of each program part, the control processing for the control object can be executed efficiently in each mode. As the program parts unnecessary for the specified operation mode is not retrieved either in the specified operation mode, the processing efficiency is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20030163247
    Abstract: A crank sensor outputs a crank signal including an angle indicating part and a reference position indicating part. A cam sensor outputs a cam signal including an angle indicating part and a reference position indicating part. A microcomputer executes a cylinder determining processing using the crank signal alone, and also executes a cylinder determining processing using the cam signal alone. In addition, the microcomputer detects abnormality of the crank signal and the cam signal. The cylinder determining processing using the crank signal alone is prohibited when both the crank signal and the cam signal become abnormal while operating the engine. Then, the prohibition of the cylinder determining processing is withdrawn on the condition that the cam signal is recovered to normal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Ken Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20030035149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of reading an image, which comprises exposing a color photosensitive material having at least three photosensitive layers containing blue-, green- and red-photosensitive silver halide emulsions, respectively, on a transparent support, processing the exposed color photosensitive material at a processing temperature of 50° C. or more to form a silver image, and substantially reading the silver image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Shun-ichi Ishikawa, Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Yoshiharu Yabuki, Hideaki Nomura, Tomoyoshi Hyodo, Takatoshi Ishikawa, Yoshio Ishii
  • Publication number: 20020180136
    Abstract: A bill handling apparatus has a deposit/withdrawal unit (2) at the inner upper side of a casing (1), a base unit (3) at the inner lower side of the casing (1), and intermediate units (4A-4C) between the units (2) and (3). The deposit/withdrawal unit (2) includes a bill introducing mechanism (21), a bill discharging mechanism (23) and a conveying mechanism (29). The base unit (3) includes a bill storage section (31), a conveying mechanism (32) and a taking-in and taking-out mechanism (34). Each of the intermediate units (4A-4C) includes a bill storage section (41), a conveying mechanism (42), a taking-in and taking-out mechanism (44) and a switcher for switching a bill-moving direction. In this way, the elements forming the bill storage sections and transfer mechanisms are made common, the number of bill storage sections can be increased or decreased easily, and bills can be taken in and out of each storage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Isao Amari, Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Kenji Ozawa, Hiroyuki Oiyama
  • Publication number: 20020078925
    Abstract: An engine control system for use in automotive vehicles is provided which is designed to execute given control tasks, for example, at a 30° angular interval of a crank shaft of the engine determined by sequential inputs of crank angle signals from a crank sensor. If a failure of the crank sensor has occurred, it becomes impossible to determine the 30° angular interval of the crank shaft. In this case, the engine control system works to calculate one-third of an interval (e.g., a 90° crank angle) between consecutive inputs of cam angular position signals provided by a cam sensor to define a dummy 30° crank angle as a trigger for initiating the control tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6280918
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic lightsensitive material comprises at least one silver halide emulsion layer on a support and contains at least one noncolor-forming compound represented by the following general formula (1) wherein each of R1, R2 and R3 independently represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, a halogen atom, a heterocyclic group, a cyano group, a hydroxy group, a nitro group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, an amino group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, an acylamino group, an alkylamino group, an anilino group, an ureido group, an alkylthio group, an arylthio group, an alkoxycarbonylamino group, a sulfonamido group, a carbamoyl group, a sulfamoyl group, a sulfonyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, a heterocyclic oxy group, an azo group, an acyloxy group, a carbamoyloxy group, a silyloxy group, an aryloxycarbonylamino group, an imido group, a sulfinyl group, an aryloxycarbonyl group or an acyl group, each of k and n independently represents an integer of 0 to 5, and m represents
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Mikoshiba, Hidetoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6194131
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic lightsensitive material comprising a compound represented by general formula (I): COUP—A—E—B  (I) wherein COUP represents a coupler residue capable of coupling with a developing agent in an oxidized form, E represents an electrophilic moiety, A represents a single bond or a divalent connecting group which can release B while forming a 4 to 8-membered ring through an intramolecular nucleophilic substitution reaction between the electrophilic moiety E and a nitrogen atom of a coupling product that is obtained by the reaction of COUP with the developing agent in an oxidized form, wherein the nitrogen atom originates from the developing agent and directly binds to a coupling position of COUP, provided that A may be bound to COUP at the coupling position or position other than the coupling position of COUP, and B represents a photographically inert group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Ito, Hidetoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6150067
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat-sensitive recording material comprising a support comprised of a substrate and a thermoplastic resin layer formed thereon, and a heat-sensitive recording layer disposed on the support and containing a diazonium salt compound capable of being decomposed by ultraviolet light, wherein the thermoplastic resin layer is formed by melt extrusion and wherein the thermoplastic resin layer contains a fluorescent brightening agent and a white pigment. In the heat-sensitive recording material, the fluorescent brightening agent is preferably a compound represented by the following structural formula (I):Structural Formula (I) ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, and R.sub.4 each represent a hydrogen atom, or a substituent group or a substituent atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Koike, Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Ogata
  • Patent number: 6107016
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material contains a coupler capable of releasing a photographically useful group or its precursor by a coupling reaction between the coupler and a developing agent in an oxidized form, wherein the coupler releases the photographically useful group or its precursor by an intramolecular nucleophilic substitution reaction using the nitrogen atom that directly bonds to a coupling position of a product obtained by the coupling reaction and that originates from the developing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Ito, Koji Takaku, Yasuhiro Shimada, Akira Ikeda, Hidetoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 5995692
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light emitting device module which can easily be made and can yield a stable output characteristic, and a method of making the same. The light emitting device module in according to the present invention comprises a semiconductor device in which an active region having a light exit facet and a light reflecting facet with a lower light reflectivity than the light exit facet respectively at both ends is fabricated along a predetermined reference axis, and an optical fiber having a grating provided along the longitudinal direction of the core region and an end facet arranged so as to face the light exit facet. In particular, in the light emitting device module according to the present invention, the light exit facet of the active region is inclined with respect to the light reflecting facet of the active region by a predetermined angle, thereby the light reflecting facet of the active region and the grating constitute an external cavity through the light exit facet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hamakawa, Takashi Kato, Michio Murata, Hidetoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 5521058
    Abstract: A multilayer silver halide color light-sensitive material including a yellow color-forming silver halide emulsion layer, a magenta color-forming silver halide emulsion layer, and a cyan color-forming silver halide emulsion layer, on a support. The light-sensitive material contains, in the yellow color-forming silver halide emulsion layer, at least one acylacetamide-type yellow coupler having an acyl group of a specified structure, and at least one organic compound selected from the group consisting of specified epoxy compounds, specified amide compounds, and esters having a melting point of 25.degree. C. or more at normal pressure and a molecular weight of 1000 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yoshioka, Hidetoshi Kobayashi