Patents by Inventor Hirohisa Miyamoto

Hirohisa Miyamoto 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: 20120145542
    Abstract: A sensitive membrane for an ion selective electrode selectively responsive to Na+ ion, the sensitive membrane having an ionophore,, an anion exclusion agent, a plasticizer and a membrane matrix, wherein the amount of the ionophore is from 85 wt % to 95 wt % based on the mixed amount of the ionophore and the anion exclusion agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Nakamura, Hirohisa Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8151362
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an user authentication part 31 for executing authentication of a user, a function enabling part 32 for enabling at least one function available for the first user based on authority of the first user set in advance when authentication of the first user executed by the user authentication part 31 results in success, and a function extending part 33 for extending at least one function available for the first user to enable when authentication of the second user executed by the user authentication part 31 results in success with at least one function available for the first user being enabled. Therefore, with a user who is not authorized to use certain function of the image forming apparatus is logging in, function extension is executed for allowing the user to use the certain function temporary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20110274585
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a mixing cartridge mixes a first solution containing a sample with a second solution corresponding to a measurement item of the sample to be tested. The mixing cartridge includes a member, a first liquid supplying unit, a second liquid supplying unit, and a separating unit. A channel is formed in the member. A solution containing at least one of the first solution and the second solution passes through the channel. The first liquid supplying unit supplies the first solution to the channel. The second liquid supplying unit supplies the second solution to the channel. The separating unit communicates with the channel and separates a portion of the solution from the solution passing through the channel by capillary action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takeshi Kinpara, Yoshiaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8054492
    Abstract: An image sending system including a server and a plurality of image sending apparatuses. The server (i) receives sending method specification information specified by a receiver and indicating a sending method for image data addressed to the receiver, (ii) records the sending method specification information and an identifier of the receiver in association with each other, (iii) and receives updated sending method specification information and rewrites the recorded sending method specification information with the updated sending method specification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Okihisa Yoshida, Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita
  • Patent number: 7982901
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus (2) capable of providing a box for each user is provided. The image processing apparatus (2) includes a user grouping process portion (205) that determines a total of an amount of a box of a first user that has been used by a second user and an amount of a box of the second user that has been used by the first user, determines whether or not the total is equal to or greater than a predetermined amount, and groups both the users when the total is equal to or greater than the predetermined amount, and a box reset process portion (207) that performs a reset process for providing again the boxes of the grouped first user and the grouped second user in an identical image processing apparatus if the boxes are provided in different image processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Takehisa Yamaguchi, Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20100235888
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an user authentication part 31 for executing authentication of a user, a function enabling part 32 for enabling at least one function available for the first user based on authority of the first user set in advance when authentication of the first user executed by the user authentication part 31 results in success, and a function extending part 33 for extending at least one function available for the first user to enable when authentication of the second user executed by the user authentication part 31 results in success with at least one function available for the first user being enabled. Therefore, with a user who is not authorized to use certain function of the image forming apparatus is logging in, function extension is executed for allowing the user to use the certain function temporary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hirohisa MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20100085598
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an accepter that accepts a complex job including a plurality of jobs to be executed cooperatively by a plurality of image processing apparatuses including this image processing apparatus itself; a job controller that makes the plurality of image processing apparatuses including this image processing apparatus itself, cooperatively execute the plurality of jobs included in the accepted complex job; a job administrator that administers execution states of the respective jobs included in the complex job and generates job information pieces indicating job details and execution states of the respective jobs; and a memory that records in itself the generated job information pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Minako KOBAYASHI, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita
  • Publication number: 20090310172
    Abstract: In order to reduce the number of times of authentication when printing data stored in a server is printed, an MFP includes: a printing data receiving portion to receive printing data from a server; a job executing portion to execute a job; a user authenticating portion; a job generating portion to generate a reserved job to form an image of printing data associated with the authenticated user; a suspending portion to temporarily prohibit the reserved job from being executed; a job identification information issuing portion to issue job identification information; a transmission demanding portion to transmit to the printing server a printing data transmission demand that demands transmission of the printing data and contains the job identification information; and a releasing portion to release the prohibition of execution of the reserved job when the printing data received in response to transmission of the printing data transmission demand is received together with the same job identification information as
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20090186257
    Abstract: A fuel cartridge to be connected to a direct methanol fuel cell power generating device includes a spare fuel tank which stores a liquid fuel and is to be connected to the direct methanol fuel cell power generating device and a harmful substance trap member. The spare fuel tank stores a liquid fuel and is to be connected to the direct methanol fuel cell power generating device. The harmful substance trap member is fixed to the spare fuel tank and is to be connected to the direct methanol fuel cell power generating device. The harmful substance trap member contains a harmful substance trap material which traps gaseous harmful substances exhausted from the direct methanol fuel cell power generating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Hirotaka Sakai, Nobuo Shibuya, Hiroyuki HASEBE, Norihiro TOMIMATSU, Hiroyasu SUMINO, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Masato AKITA
  • Publication number: 20090126470
    Abstract: A specimen inspecting apparatus includes a member that forms a flow path; a first solution supplying unit that supplies a first solution containing a specimen to the flow path; a selecting unit that selects a measuring item of the specimen to be inspected; a second solution supplying unit that supplies a second solution corresponding to the measuring item to the flow path; a separating unit that can separate a part of a mixture solution with which the first solution and the second solution in the flow path; an operation control unit that controls the separating unit corresponding to a measuring item selected by the selecting unit, to separate a portion of the mixture solution of which mixture rate is not constant; and a inspecting unit communicated to the flow path at a downstream position of the separating unit, and irradiates light to the mixture solution except the separated mixture solution to inspect the specimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takeshi Kinpara, Yoshiaki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20090109472
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present invention described herein is an image transmission system in which an image transmission apparatus uses configuration that has been set in a server. The image transmission apparatus acquires identifiers from the server, and displays the identifiers on a UI screen based on the acquired identifiers. Upon receiving a selection from the UI screen, the image transmission apparatus acquires an address corresponding to the selected identifier from the server, and uses the address for transmission of image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090113010
    Abstract: Upon accepting, from a user B, a new registration of a configuration showing that the user B wishes to receive data via a FAX, a server sets a notification flag to an address book of a user A which includes an address of the user B. Upon accepting a login of the user A, an MFP displays a message to notify the user A of the new registration by the user B, based on the notification flag. The user A, who has notified of the new registration, can transmit the data to the user B with use of the new registration configured by the user B, namely via a FAX. Accordingly, the user B can receive the data via a FAX as the user B wishes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090100071
    Abstract: An image transmission apparatus is high in convenience, operability and reliability when newly registering a transmission destination to an address book. The apparatus obtains a list of destination names corresponding to recipients who have registered a recipient setting designating a transmission method; receives from a user a selection of whether to follow the recipient setting; receives from the user (a) if a selection to not follow the recipient setting has been received, a destination name and a transmission method to correspond thereto, and (b) if a selection to follow the recipient setting has been received, a selection of a destination name from the list; in the case of (a), registers the destination name and the transmission method in association as a candidate for the destination; and in the case of (b), registers the selected destination name with an indication that the recipient setting is to be followed, as a candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090091776
    Abstract: An image transmission apparatus includes a storage part that stores previous transmission methods; a receiving part that receives a destination name from a sender (S4); an obtaining part that obtains, from the address server computer, a new transmission method registered in association with the received destination name (S10); an extracting part that extracts the previous transmission method stored in association with the received destination name (S13); and a selection part that has a sender select one of the obtained new transmission method and the extracted previous transmission method (S20). The image transmission apparatus resolves problems such as a high communication charge being incurred or an image being unable to be transmitted as intended by the sender without a sender realizing, in an environment where recipients can each arbitrarily select a destination according to a setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090094254
    Abstract: An image transmission system includes an image transmission device and a server that provides recipient information including recipient specification information and a transmission method and destination for image data. The server records, in association with a recipient identifier, recipient-designated recipient information and display mode designation information indicating a display mode for the recipient information. Each time the recipient information and display mode designation information is updated, the server overwrites the recorded information with the updated recipient information and display mode designation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Akita, Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090091788
    Abstract: An image sending system including a server and a plurality of image sending apparatuses. The server (i) receives sending method specification information specified by a receiver and indicating a sending method for image data addressed to the receiver, (ii) records the sending method specification information and an identifier of the receiver in association with each other, (iii) and receives updated sending method specification information and rewrites the recorded sending method specification information with the updated sending method specification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Okihisa YOSHIDA, Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita
  • Patent number: 7510636
    Abstract: A nucleic acid detection sensor comprises a plurality of nucleic acid chain fixed electrodes to which a probe nucleic acid chain is fixed, and a counter electrode which is arranged opposite to the nucleic acid chain fixed electrode, and a current flowing between the counter electrode and the nucleic acid chain fixed electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Hashimoto, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Kazuhiro Itsumi, Kouhei Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20090059280
    Abstract: Personal address books of users are stored in an address server. Each user registers, with the personal address book of his/her own, conditions (transmission conditions) that should be satisfied when other users transmit image data to the user. The conditions are registered in correspondence with addresses of the other users. When one of the other users transmits (as a transmission source) to the user (as a transmission destination) who has set the transmission conditions, from an MFP, the transmission conditions, which were set by the transmission destination user with respect to the transmitter, are downloaded from the address server to the transmission source MFP. And then the MFP transmits the image data to the transmission destination user under the downloaded transmission conditions. This enables the transmission destination user to cause the image data to be transmitted thereto under such conditions that match the needs of the transmission destination user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takehisa YAMAGUCHI, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Minako Kobayashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090055644
    Abstract: An address list management apparatus stores, for each user of an MFP (Multi Function Peripheral), a different address list that lists address information pieces for transmission of image data by the MFP. Upon being instructed by a logged-in user to transmit image data, the MFP transmits, to the address list management apparatus, a request for the address list that specifies the user. Upon receiving the request, the address list management apparatus transmits, to the MFP, a sending list pertaining to the user. The sending list is created by deleting secret information from address information pieces in the address list, and modifying such address information pieces so that image data is transmitted to the address list management apparatus. The address list management apparatus refers to the address list, and transfers the image data to the specified address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Minako Kobayashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida, Takehisa Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7491311
    Abstract: A nucleic acid detection sensor comprises a plurality of nucleic acid chain fixed electrodes to which a probe nucleic acid chain is fixed, and a counter electrode which is arranged opposite to the nucleic acid chain fixed electrode, and a current flowing between the counter electrode and the nucleic acid chain fixed electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Hashimoto, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Kazuhiro Itsumi, Kouhei Suzuki