Patents by Inventor Hiromichi Fujisawa

Hiromichi Fujisawa 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: 20190010009
    Abstract: A coating film transfer tool may include a casing that houses a feeding reel around which a transferable tape is wound and a winding reel; and a transfer head having a main body portion arranged in a front side which is one side of a front-rear direction of the casing to extend in a left-right direction perpendicular to the front-rear direction in a front end portion and provided with a pressing edge portion adapted for transferring the coating film to a transfer target surface. The casing or a base member housed in the casing may have a protruding tip that extends to the transfer head side and is connected to the transfer head. The protruding tip may press a part of an area including a center of the left-right direction of the main body portion to the transfer target surface side in the event of a transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiromichi FUJISAWA
  • Publication number: 20180133067
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an adhesive skin patch for covering wound or for protecting post-surgical wound, which comprises a support layer and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer provided on one surface of the above-mentioned support layer, wherein a 1% tensile load of the above-mentioned adhesive skin patch in a machine direction and a cross machine direction of 13 N/25 mm or less, and a 10% tensile load of the same of 18 N/25 mm or more and 95 N/25 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Tomonori IKAI, Hiromichi FUJISAWA, Kosuke OTAKE, Kazuhisa MIYAHARA
  • Patent number: 9969590
    Abstract: A horizontal-pull coating film transferring tool may include a supply reel, a transfer head, a take-up reel, and a power transmitting mechanism. The tool may also include a base member, wherein a transfer head is attached and a rotation locking member having a supply reel engaging pawl able to lock rotation of the supply reel is disposed. The base member may be supported so as to be able to rotate. Through an elastic return mechanism, a rotational lock of the supply reel is released through rotation of the base member when the transfer head is pressed and the rotation of the supply reel is locked through the base member returning to an original position. A rotation supporting shaft for the supply reel and the take-up reel is disposed so as to be substantially perpendicular to the direction of a pressing edge portion on the front end in the transfer head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiromichi Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20170369267
    Abstract: A horizontal-pull coating film transferring tool may include a supply reel, a transfer head, a take-up reel, and a power transmitting mechanism. The tool may also include a base member, wherein a transfer head is attached and a rotation locking member having a supply reel engaging pawl able to lock rotation of the supply reel is disposed. The base member may be supported so as to be able to rotate. Through an elastic return mechanism, a rotational lock of the supply reel is released through rotation of the base member when the transfer head is pressed and the rotation of the supply reel is locked through the base member returning to an original position. A rotation supporting shaft for the supply reel and the take-up reel is disposed so as to be substantially perpendicular to the direction of a pressing edge portion on the front end in the transfer head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiromichi FUJISAWA
  • Publication number: 20100282269
    Abstract: A makeup-assisting patch having a layer structure that a pressure sensitive adhesive layer is provided on one surface of a base layer, wherein (1) the base layer is a layer of a polyurethane elastomer having a glass transition temperature of 0° C. or lower, (2) the pressure sensitive adhesive layer is an acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive layer composed of a copolymer containing at least one monomer unit selected from the group consisting of an alkyl acrylate and an alkyl methacrylate each having an alkyl group having 8 to 12 carbon atoms in a proportion of 70% by weight or more, and (3) the thickness of the base layer is 1 to 10 ?m, the thickness of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer is 1 to 15 ?m, and the total thickness of these both layers is 2 to 20 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Kazuko Uchida, Shuichi Watanabe, Yasuyo Takagi, Mami Kaneshige, Kenji Fukano, Hiromichi Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20100217171
    Abstract: A patch having a layer structure that a pressure sensitive adhesive layer is provided on one surface of a base layer, wherein the base layer is an elastomer film having a thickness of 1 to 10 ?m, the thickness of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer is 1 to 15 ?m, the total thickness of the base layer and the pressure sensitive adhesive layer is within a range of from 2 to 20 ?m, the 10% tensile load of the patch in each of machine and transverse directions is 0.01 to 1.2 N/10 mm, assuming that the 10% tensile load value of the patch in the machine direction is X (N/10 mm), the thickness value of the patch is Y (?m), and the thickness value of the base layer is Z (?m), the patch satisfies the relationship of XY=0.02 to 15, or XZ=0.01 to 7, and the pressure sensitive adhesive layer exhibits adhesive strength of 0.1 N/10 mm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: NICHIBAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Fukano, Hiromichi Fujisawa, Shuichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7761347
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and system for making losses due to the counterfeiting of RF-ID tags to a minimum, enhancing the reliability of RF-ID tag read-out and improving the overall reliability of the RF-ID tag system. An ID reader for communicating by radio with the RF-ID tag and reading tag data from the RF-ID tag transmits the data read-out results to a terminal management server connected to the ID reader. The terminal management server decodes the error correction signal from the read-out result data, also extracts the identification number section from the tag, and decides whether or not that identification number is valid. When determined to be a valid identification number, an inquiry is made to the system operation server connected over the network to find out if that identification number was previously read out and if that identification number might be counterfeit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Fujisawa, Shojiro Asai, Minoru Ashizawa
  • Patent number: 6912516
    Abstract: A method and a machine for generating a dictionary of address phrase expressions. One embodiment of the invention includes an apparatus for generating a dictionary of target phrases that includes an input interface for receiving as its input a first address phrase included in a list of address phrase expressions, a memory for storing a dictionary of address phrase variants, including rules for generating variants of address phrase expressions, and a processing device for generating variants of address phrases which generates a second address phrase which is different in expression from the first address phrase to output the second address phrase to a storage device holding the dictionary of target phrases, based on the input first address phrase, and the knowledge of rules about variants included in the dictionary of address phrase variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Ikeda, Atsushi Kato, Hiromichi Fujisawa, Masashi Koga, Naohiro Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20030234718
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and system for making losses due to the counterfeiting of RF-ID tags to a minimum, enhancing the reliability of RF-ID tag read-out and improving the overall reliability of the RF-ID tag system. An ID reader for communicating by radio with the RF-ID tag and reading tag data from the RF-ID tag transmits the data read-out results to a terminal management server connected to the ID reader. The terminal management server decodes the error correction signal from the read-out result data, also extracts the identification number section from the tag, and decides whether or not that identification number is valid. When determined to be a valid identification number, an inquiry is made to the system operation server connected over the network to find out if that identification number was previously read out and if that identification number might be counterfeit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Hiromichi Fujisawa, Shojiro Asai, Minoru Ashizawa
  • Patent number: 6477239
    Abstract: A sign language telephone device is offered which enables an aurally handicapped person who uses the sign language to converse with a normal person at a distant place who does not know the sign language. The sign language telephone device is placed on the side of the aurally handicapped person, and hand gestures of the sign language inputted from a sign language input means are recognized as the sign language, and the recognized sign language is translated to Japanese. The translated Japanese word train is converted to synthesized voices and it is transmitted to a videophone on the side of a normal person. The voices from the videophone are recognized, and the recognized Japanese is translated to the sign language to generate sign language animations and they are displayed on the screen of a TV set on the side of the aurally handicapped person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Ohki, Hirohiko Sagawa, Tomoko Sakiyama, Hisashi Ikeda, Hiromichi Fujisawa, Nobuo Hataoka, Youichi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 6470091
    Abstract: An address reader method and apparatus for recognizing a receiver address on a surface of mail. An image of the surface of the mail is input and segmented into at least one character string candidate. At least one address area candidate is extracted from the image based upon the segmented character string candidate. One address area candidate extracted from the image is selected as a receiver address by analyzing each address area candidate based on predetermined position information indicating a usual position of a receiver address area, character direction information indicating a character direction of a character string appropriate for the predetermined position information, and key character string information indicating a character string most likely to exist in a receiver address. Characters in character strings of the selected address area candidate are recognized as a receiver address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Koga, Tatsuhiko Kagehiro, Yoh Ueda, Shigeru Watanabe, Hiromichi Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20020065847
    Abstract: When a form processing terminal fails to identify a form, image information of the identification-failed form is transmitted to a work center. A manager of form identification dictionary of the work center analyzes the cause(s) of the identification failure, and updates the form identification dictionary while allowing the form processing system to operate. Update information is transmitted to the form processing terminal. The form processing terminal can also transmit to the work center information, which characterizes the form type, together with the image of the identification-failed form. The use of the updated information of the form by the form processing terminal is recorded in a user action log for fee charging purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naohiro Furukawa, Hiroshi Sako, Hiromichi Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 6291785
    Abstract: An address reader method and apparatus for recognizing a receiver address on a surface of mail. In the invention an image of the surface of the mail is input and segmented into at least one character string candidate. At least one address area candidate is extracted from the image based upon the segmented character string candidate. One of the address area candidates extracted from the image is selected as a receiver address of the mail by analyzing each of the address area candidates based on predetermined position information indicating a usual position of a receiver address area, character direction information indicating a character direction of a character string appropriate for the predetermined position information, and key character string information indicating a character string most likely to exist in a receiver address. Characters in character strings of the selected address area candidate are recognized as a receiver address which is used to sort the mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Koga, Tatsuhiko Kagehiro, Yoh Ueda, Shigeru Watanabe, Hiromichi Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20010021261
    Abstract: An address reader method and apparatus for recognizing a receiver address on a surface of mail. In the invention an image of the surface of the mail is input and segmented into at least one character string candidate. At least one address area candidate is extracted from the image based upon the segmented character string candidate. One of the address area candidates extracted from the image is selected as a receiver address of the mail by analyzing each of the address area candidates based on predetermined position information indicating a usual position of a receiver address area, character direction information indicating a character direction of a character string appropriate for the predetermined position information, and key character string information indicating a character string most likely to exist in a receiver address. Characters in character strings of the selected address area candidate are recognized as a receiver address which is used to sort the mail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Publication date: September 13, 2001
    Inventors: Masashi Koga, Tatsuhiko Kagehiro, Yoh Ueda, Shigeru Watanabe, Hiromichi Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 6262330
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive tape for skin, including a stretchable base material having good moisture permeability and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer formed on at least one side of the base material, wherein the adhesive tape has features that (a) the conformability to a stretchable film is at most 4.2 times as much as the stress of the stretchable film at 15% elongation, (b) the water-vapor transmission rate is at least 500 g/m2·24 h, and (c) the adhesive strength to bakelite is at most 1.5 N/15 mm, and a base material of a pressure sensitive adhesive tape for skin, including a microporous film formed from a resin composition containing a polyolefin resin and an inorganic filler, and having features that (1) the thickness is 40 to 200 &mgr;m, (2) the average pore size is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Nichiban Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Fujisawa, Fumio Tokumura
  • Patent number: 6246794
    Abstract: A character reading method has enhanced character segmentation accuracy and character string recognition accuracy for reading correctly hand-written addresses on postal matters. The method extracts provisional character patterns from image information of the address character string (step 206), creates a table 219 of tentative character patterns and implements the character classification for the tentative character patterns (step 207), extracts, specifically for characters of the street number portion of the address character string, periphery information (vertical and horizontal lengths, vertical/horizontal length ratio, pattern spacings, etc.) of tentative character patterns (step 212), and segments the character string into characters accurately based on the information (step 215).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Kagehiro, Masashi Koga, Hiroshi Sako, Hiromichi Fujisawa, Hisao Ogata, Yoshihiro Shima, Shigeru Watanabe, Masato Teramoto
  • Patent number: 6181778
    Abstract: A sign language telephone device is offered which enables an aurally handicapped person who uses the sign language to converse with a normal person at a distant place who does not know the sign language. The sign language telephone device is placed on the side of the aurally handicapped person, and hand gestures of the sign language inputted from a sign language input means are recognized as the sign language, and the recognized sign language is translated to Japanese. The translated Japanese word train is converted to synthesized voices and it is transmitted to a videophone on the side of a normal person. The voices from the videophone are recognized, and the recognized Japanese is translated to the sign language to generate sign language animations and they are displayed on the screen of a TV set on the side of the aurally handicapped person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Ohki, Hirohiko Sagawa, Tomoko Sakiyama, Hisashi Ikeda, Hiromichi Fujisawa, Nobuo Hataoka, Youichi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 6182062
    Abstract: A multi-lingual information retrieval system which includes an information storage section for storing information, a data storage section for storing data for language conversion and for converting the stored information to strings of characters in natural language expressions in order to enable a person's interpretation, an interface section for user's interaction operations for information retrieval, a retrieval section for retrieving information from the information storage section in response to a request for a retrieval from the interface section, and an output section for outputting a retrieved result of the retrieval section. The data storage section coexistently stores the information therein in a plurality of different languages, thereby making possible to retrieve identical information by use of the plurality of different languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Fujisawa, David Cohn, Atsushi Hatakeyama, Itsuko Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 6094647
    Abstract: A method for making document information searches. In performing a document search with respect to the desired key word, two stages of presearch are carried out. In a first stage of presearch, a character component table in which an existence of character codes for every document is stated with respect to all the character codes contained in the group of document text data of stored documents is generated, and the character component table is searched for all the character strings constituting a desiredly designated search subject key word to thereby extract all the documents each containing all the character codes constituting the search subject key word. In a second stage of presearch, contracted text data for every document in which adjuncts and duplication of repeatedly stated words contained in advance in the text data are eliminated is generated, and the documents each containing the search subject key words by word are extracted from the documents extracted by the first presearch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanji Kato, Hiromichi Fujisawa, Mitsuo Ooyama, Hisamitsu Kawaguchi, Atsushi Hatakeyama, Noriyuki Kaneoka, Mitsuru Akizawa, Masaaki Fujinawa, Hidefumi Masuzaki, Masaharu Murakami
  • Patent number: 5757983
    Abstract: A document retrieval method and system for retrieving, from a document database storing document data in the form of character codes, a document which contains given search terms and which meets a given search query condition. From documents loaded from the document database, a document containing terms which match the search terms is searched to generate document identification (ID) information including a document identifier of the searched document and containing match terms found to match with the search terms as well as term identifiers of the match terms and position information of the match terms in the searched document. A decision is then made as to whether or not the position information of the match terms satisfies a positional condition specified in the search query condition concerning a positional relation between the search terms, and match information is then generated indicating satisfaction of the search query condition when the positional condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisamitsu Kawaguchi, Mitsuru Akizawa, Kanji Kato, Atsushi Hatakeyama, Hiromichi Fujisawa