Patents by Inventor Hirokazu Kubota

Hirokazu Kubota 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: 20200304651
    Abstract: A voice information processing apparatus includes: a hardware processor that: receives a user question; acquires answer information responsive to the received question; acquires state information on a user state; and selects an output mode of the answer information from among a plurality of output modes, based on the answer information and the state information, the plurality of output modes including a voice output mode; and an output device that outputs the answer information in the selected output mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kubota, Junichi Hase
  • Patent number: 10575176
    Abstract: An information processing terminal capable of communicating with a sensor terminal including a first biological sensor which measures a first type of biological information includes: a reception unit receiving a measurement result of the first biological sensor from the sensor terminal; a second biological sensor measuring the first type of biological information; and a control unit authenticating the sensor terminal and establishing connection with the sensor terminal when the measurement result of the first biological sensor satisfies a predetermined condition on a measurement result of the second biological sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Kubota
  • Patent number: 10542178
    Abstract: A virtual execution device includes a hardware processor, the hardware processor forming a virtual device by simulating an image forming apparatus in operation, in the case where a predetermined allowing condition is unsatisfied by an operation state of the image forming apparatus, acquiring a plurality of respective jobs that have been externally received by the image forming apparatus before the allowing condition becomes unsatisfied by the operation state of the image forming apparatus as reference jobs, selecting one or more reference jobs as exclusion jobs from among the plurality of acquired reference jobs, causing the virtual device to process subject jobs that are not the one or more selected exclusion jobs among the plurality of acquired reference jobs, and in the case where the allowing condition is satisfied by an operation state of the virtual device, specifying the exclusion jobs as cause jobs that have caused errors in the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hisashi Uchida, Hirokazu Kubota, Toshimichi Iwai, Yuji Tanaka, Hiroaki Kubo, Hironori Harada
  • Patent number: 10536855
    Abstract: An information processing terminal capable of communicating with a sensor terminal including a first biological sensor which measures a first type of biological information includes: a reception unit receiving a measurement result of the first biological sensor from the sensor terminal; a second biological sensor measuring the first type of biological information; and a control unit authenticating the sensor terminal and establishing connection with the sensor terminal when the measurement result of the first biological sensor satisfies a predetermined condition on a measurement result of the second biological sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20190337926
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel and excellent small-molecule-corn pounds that specifically antagonize BMP signal pathways, and these compounds can be used to modulate cell growth, differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis, and thus can be used to treat diseases or pathological symptoms related to BMP signal pathway including inflammation, cardiovascular diseases, hematopoietic diseases, cancer, osteodystrophia, or the like, particularly, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, and the present invention relates to provision of a pharmaceutical and pharmacological agent used for specifically antagonizing the BMP signal pathways and acting on the BMP signal pathways in the prevention and treatment or experimental application since the compounds can be beneficial for regulating cell differentiation and/or cell proliferation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicants: RIKEN, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Yoshinobu HASHIZUME, Katsuhiko SEKIMATA, Hirokazu KUBOTA, Hirofumi YAMAMOTO, Yasuko KODA, Hiroo KOYAMA, Tomonori TAGURI, Tomohiro SATO, Akiko TANAKA, Kohei MIYAZONO
  • Patent number: 10443659
    Abstract: A clutch disc assembly includes a hub flange, an output hub, an intermediate hub, a plurality of first elastic members, and a plurality of second elastic members. Power from an engine is input into the hub flange. The output hub can be coupled to an input shaft of the transmission. The intermediate hub is arranged between the hub flange and the output hub in a diameter direction such that relative rotation with the hub flange by an angle greater than or equal to a first angular range is prevented, and such that relative rotation with the output hub by an angle greater than or equal to a second angular range is prevented. The plurality of first elastic members couple the hub flange and the intermediate hub elastically in a rotation direction. The plurality of second elastic members couple the intermediate hub and the output hub elastically in the rotation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Wakabayashi, Yoshitaka Kubota, Kazuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10437528
    Abstract: A method includes: associating content with erasure completion information indicating the content has been erased; forming an image of the content and an image at a time of formation indicating the erasure completion information; in a case where an erasure image is formed to be superimposed on at least a part of the image of the content on the recording medium, forming an image at a time of discarding indicating the erasure completion information and the erasure image, where the image at the time of discarding is associated with the content; and in a case where the erasure completion information is identified by the image at the time of formation and the image at the time of discarding included in single image data output when the image capturing device image-captures the recording medium, determining that the content associated with the erasure completion information has been erased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Tanaka, Hirokazu Kubota, Hiroaki Kubo, Toshimichi Iwai, Hisashi Uchida, Hironori Harada
  • Patent number: 10397414
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that has an electronic mail function and is capable of operating in cooperation with a portable terminal includes: a communication unit configured to perform a communication with the portable terminal; a terminal control unit configured to transmit a command of activating an address book application to the portable terminal, and to acquire a transmission destination address and a user address from the portable terminal; a mail creating unit configured to create an electronic mail in which the transmission destination address is set to a transmission destination of the electronic mail, and the user address to a transmission source of the electronic mail; an image acquiring unit configured to acquire an image to be transmitted with the electronic mail; and a mail transmitting unit configured to attach the image acquired by the image acquiring unit to the electronic mail, and to transmit the electronic mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Takehisa Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Kubota, Toshimichi Iwai, Masaya Hashimoto, Kazusei Takahashi, Hiroaki Kubo, Atsushi Tamura
  • Patent number: 10397334
    Abstract: A management server communicable with portable information devices includes: a group generating portion that generates a group to which two or more portable information devices belong; an identification information receiving portion that receives the identification information from a transmission source device, which receives from any one of fixed terminals each located geographically at a fixed position, identification information corresponding to related information assigned to the fixed terminal; a group determining portion that, in response to receipt of the identification information from the transmission source device, determines a group to which the transmission source device belongs; and a linked transmitting portion that transmits the identification information received from the transmission source device, in order to allow each of one or more portable information devices which belong to the group determined, to display the related information corresponding to the identification information received
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Hirokazu Kubota, Masaya Hashimoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Kubo, Toshimichi Iwai, Atsushi Tamura
  • Patent number: 10306083
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a first image processing device including a first processor. The first processor executes a process including: detecting a change in a load status at the first image processing device; sending a request for information relating to a load status at the second image processing device to the second image processing device when the change in the load status at the first image processing device is detected; analyzing the information relating to the load status at the second image processing device, and determining whether or not the first image processing device establishes wireless communication with a portable terminal; and adjusting to relatively lower a radio field strength from the first image processing device below the radio field strength from the second image processing device when the first image processing device determines not to establish wireless communication with the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Okamoto, Junichi Hase, Nobuhiro Mishima, Hidetaka Iwai, Daisuke Nakano, Hirokazu Kubota, Hideaki Soejima
  • Patent number: 10298660
    Abstract: An information system performing communication with a plurality of cloud servers is provided. The information system includes an information management portion configured to manage account information indicating accounts of a user of the information system, the accounts being set up for the cloud servers; an obtaining portion configured to, in response to operation of logging into the information system by the user, gain access to the cloud servers with the account information to obtain, from each of the cloud servers, usage information indicating use by the user; and a user interface portion configured to cause a display provided in a device operated by the user in order to log into the information system to display a list of the use of each of the cloud servers by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Junichi Hase, Kenji Matsuhara, Kazuya Anezaki, Hirokazu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20190133894
    Abstract: Provided is a product exhibiting good bubbles even from a screen foamer composition using a non-ionic surfactant. This foam contains a non-ionic surfactant and is composed of an air layer and a bubble shell encapsulating the air layer. The bubble shell has a high light transmission region which is optically transparent and a low light transmission region which is less optically transparent than the highlight transmission region, both regions being disposed so as to spread across a surface of the bubble shell in such a manner as to form an identifiable boundary therebetween; and when the foam is allowed to stand at 25° C., an area of the low light transmission region occupying the surface area of the bubble shell expands over time, and thus the entire surface of the bubble shell becomes occupied by the low light transmission region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Hirokazu KOBAYASHI, Takaaki MASUDA, Nobuo KUBOTA, Kahori FUJII
  • Publication number: 20190098168
    Abstract: A virtual execution device includes a hardware processor, the hardware processor forming a virtual device by simulating an image forming apparatus in operation, in the case where a predetermined allowing condition is unsatisfied by an operation state of the image forming apparatus, acquiring a plurality of respective jobs that have been externally received by the image forming apparatus before the allowing condition becomes unsatisfied by the operation state of the image forming apparatus as reference jobs, selecting one or more reference jobs as exclusion jobs from among the plurality of acquired reference jobs, causing the virtual device to process process subject jobs that are not the one or more selected exclusion jobs among the plurality of acquired reference jobs, and in the case where the allowing condition is satisfied by an operation state of the virtual device, specifying the exclusion jobs as cause jobs that have caused errors in the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hisashi UCHIDA, Hirokazu KUBOTA, Toshimichi IWAI, Yuji TANAKA, Hiroaki KUBO, Hironori HARADA
  • Publication number: 20180357342
    Abstract: A state prediction device includes a hardware processor. The hardware processor simulates an information processing apparatus in operation with a virtual device, increases a load on a virtual device to a load larger than a load on the information processing apparatus by causing a virtual device to process a data piece. The data piece is generated with a larger data amount than that of a second data piece received externally by the information processing apparatus. The hardware processor also determines whether an allowing condition, preset in the information processing apparatus, is unsatisfied by an operation state of the virtual device while the increased load is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshimichi Iwai, Yoshikazu Ikenoue, Hirokazu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20180314469
    Abstract: A method includes: associating content with erasure completion information indicating the content has been erased; forming an image of the content and an image at a time of formation indicating the erasure completion information; in a case where an erasure image is formed to be superimposed on at least a part of the image of the content on the recording medium, forming an image at a time of discarding indicating the erasure completion information and the erasure image, where the image at the time of discarding is associated with the content; and in a case where the erasure completion information is identified by the image at the time of formation and the image at the time of discarding included in single image data output when the image capturing device image-captures the recording medium, determining that the content associated with the erasure completion information has been erased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Tanaka, Hirokazu Kubota, Hiroaki Kubo, Toshimichi Iwai, Hisashi Uchida, Hironori Harada
  • Patent number: 9876920
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus remotely controls an image forming apparatus having an operating state changeable. The information processing apparatus includes a remote operation accepting portion to accept a user operation, and a remote control portion to remotely control the image forming apparatus on the basis of a remote operation accepted by the remote operation accepting portion. The remote control portion includes a motion detecting portion to detect a motion of the user, and a state maintaining portion to control the image forming apparatus not to change the operating state while a remote-operation motion for inputting a remote operation is detected by the motion detecting portion after a communication with the image forming apparatus has been established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuhara, Junichi Hase, Kazusei Takahashi, Kazuya Anezaki, Hirokazu Kubota
  • Patent number: 9866407
    Abstract: A cloud server acquires a stop period indicating a period during which a management server refrains from providing services; transmits connection requests to said management server if not in the stop period; establishes first communication session when establishment requests including the same address information as address information of connection destination included in the connection request are received from a relay device receiving connection requests forwarded from the management server after transmission of connection requests; transmits jobs to a control target device via first communication session; after first communication session is established, in response to acquisition of result of jobs executed by the control target device, if in the stop period, disconnects first communication session after the stop period finished; and if jobs are generated in the stop period, transmits to the control target device jobs generated in the stop period, via first communication session established before the sto
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuhara, Hirokazu Kubota, Kazuya Anezaki, Daisuke Sakiyama, Yuki Asai, Satoshi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20170359726
    Abstract: An information processing terminal capable of communicating with a sensor terminal including a first biological sensor which measures a first type of biological information includes: a reception unit receiving a measurement result of the first biological sensor from the sensor terminal; a second biological sensor measuring the first type of biological information; and a control unit authenticating the sensor terminal and establishing connection with the sensor terminal when the measurement result of the first biological sensor satisfies a predetermined condition on a measurement result of the second biological sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20170357825
    Abstract: An information processing terminal communicates confidential information with a sensor terminal including a first biological sensor which measures biological information of a first type. The information processing terminal includes a reception device which receives a result of measurement by the first biological sensor from the sensor terminal, a second biological sensor which measures the biological information of the first type, and a control device configured to communicate confidential information with the sensor terminal when the result of measurement by the first biological sensor satisfies a predetermined condition for a result of measurement by the second biological sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazusei TAKAHASHI, Takehisa YAMAGUCHI, Hirokazu KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20170272521
    Abstract: A management server communicable with portable information devices includes: a group generating portion that generates a group to which two or more portable information devices belong; an identification information receiving portion that receives the identification information from a transmission source device, which receives from any one of fixed terminals each located geographically at a fixed position, identification information corresponding to related information assigned to the fixed terminal; a group determining portion that, in response to receipt of the identification information from the transmission source device, determines a group to which the transmission source device belongs; and a linked transmitting portion that transmits the identification information received from the transmission source device, in order to allow each of one or more portable information devices which belong to the group determined, to display the related information corresponding to the identification information received
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei TAKAHASHI, Hirokazu KUBOTA, Masaya HASHIMOTO, Takehisa YAMAGUCHI, Hiroaki KUBO, Toshimichi IWAI, Atsushi TAMURA