Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Shimizu

Hiroshi Shimizu 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: 12010791
    Abstract: A device includes an elastic base, a device body provided on the base, a wiring line provided on the base, a coupling member coupled to the wiring line, and an electrically conductive adhesive layer provided between the wiring line and the coupling member. The wiring line extends from the electrically conductive adhesive layer to the device body. The wiring line has a wiring portion overlapping with the electrically conductive adhesive layer. The degree of polymerization of the electrically conductive adhesive layer decreases in the extending direction of the wiring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawai, Taizo Nishimura, Masahiko Shimizu, Takayuki Tanaka, Naohiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 12007712
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus in which, while image formation is prevented from being performed, scattered toner that has dropped from a filter and adhered to an outer peripheral surface of a developer carrying member is recovered by a cleaning unit through intermediation of an image bearing member. An absolute value of a perpendicular-magnetic-force gradient of a fixed magnet of the developer carrying member is 4.0 mT/° or less at a position where the fixed magnet faces a central portion of the filter in a rotation direction of a developing sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Junichi Nakagawa, Tamotsu Shimizu, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Kenichi Tamaki, Takuji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20240176289
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer container and a developer carrying member. The developer carrying member includes a shaft, a sleeve that rotates while carrying toner on its outer circumferential face, and a magnet that extends along the axis of the developer carrying member. The developer container includes a duct, an intake port which opens above the developer carrying member and through which the inside of the developer container and the inside of the duct communicate with each other, and a first filter that covers the intake port. The edges of the first filter at one side and at the other side in the axial direction of the developer carrying member are both located within a range opposite the magnet as seen from the direction perpendicular to the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi TAMAKI, Tamotsu SHIMIZU, Hiroshi YAMAZAKI, Junichi NAKAGAWA, Takuji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20240176216
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus is attachable to a heating cooker that heats food. The image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit and a blower unit. The image capturing unit is configured to perform image capturing. The blower unit is supported by the heating cooker, the blower unit being freely attachable to and detachable from the heating cooker. The blower unit supports the image capturing unit and disposes the image capturing unit at a position facing the heating cooker. The blower unit is configured to generate an air current that flows through a gap between the heating cooker and the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kitaura, Kota Nakamura, Ryunosuke Makino, Yuuki Okamoto, Osamu Shimizu, Hiroshi Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20240176262
    Abstract: The developing device includes a development container, a developer carrier, and a toner trapping mechanism. The development container includes a first conveyance chamber and a second conveyance chamber placed in parallel juxtaposition and communicated with each other at their longitudinal both end portions, and the development container contains a toner-containing developer to be fed to an image carrier. The toner trapping mechanism includes a duct, an air inlet port, a trapping filter, and a fan. The duct is connected to the second conveyance chamber, and allows air present in the second conveyance chamber to flow therethrough. The development container has an air vent opened in the first conveyance chamber and communicated with outside of the development container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tamotsu SHIMIZU, Kenichi TAMAKI, Hiroshi YAMAZAKI, Junichi NAKAGAWA, Takuji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20240176271
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus includes a developing part and a vibration generating part. The vibration generating part vibrates a filter provided in the developing part. The developing part includes a development container, a developer carrier, and a toner trapping mechanism. The development container includes a first conveyance chamber and a second conveyance chamber placed in parallel juxtaposition. The toner trapping mechanism has a duct, an air inlet port, an air exhaust port, and a filter. The air inlet port is opened along the longitudinal direction of the second conveyance chamber so as to allow air present in the second conveyance chamber to flow into the duct. The vibration generating part is placed outside the developing part so as to be opposed to the development container and positioned on a downstream side in a developer conveyance direction of the second conveyance chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tamotsu SHIMIZU, Hiroshi YAMAZAKI, Kenichi TAMAKI, Junichi NAKAGAWA, Takuji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20240178730
    Abstract: A heating device for induction-heating a rotor core of an electric motor includes an induction heating coil disposed in a central hole of the rotor core, an alternating current power supply for supplying an alternating current to the induction heating coil, and a first magnetic flux shielding plate disposed on a first end face of the rotor core and having a first opposing surface opposed to the first end face of the rotor core. The first opposing surface of the first magnetic flux shielding plate has a first inner region and a first outer region located radially outward of the first inner region. The first inner region protrudes more toward the first end face than the first outer region. Clearance is formed between the first outer region and the first end face of the rotor core when the first inner region abuts the first end face of the rotor core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi KIKUCHI, Eiji SHIMIZU, Kenta CHIMATA
  • Publication number: 20240177072
    Abstract: A reservation system is configured to make a reservation for a charging device configured to charge a vehicle. The reservation system includes a first processing unit configured to manage reservation time frames of the charging device available to a user of a shop, a second processing unit configured to manage providing time frames of a service from a service representative who provides the service to the user at the shop, and a third processing unit configured to execute a process for receiving a time frame of reservation desired by the user among time frames overlapping between available reservation time frames and available providing time frames based on the reservation time frames of the charging device managed by the first processing unit and the providing time frames of the service from the service representative managed by the second processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki TOMITA, Hiroshi Ashida, Kenji Tahara, Tamaki Ozawa, Takenori Shimizu, Tetsuro Kuniyoshi
  • Publication number: 20240176270
    Abstract: The developing device includes a development container, a developer carrier, and a toner trapping mechanism. The development container includes a first conveyance chamber and a second conveyance chamber placed in parallel juxtaposition and communicated with each other at their longitudinal both end portions, and the development container contains a toner-containing developer to be fed to an image carrier. The toner trapping mechanism includes a duct, an air inlet port, an air exhaust port, a filter, and a fan. The air inlet port is placed at a connecting portion between the duct and the second conveyance chamber, and opened along the longitudinal direction of the second conveyance chamber so as to allow air present in the second conveyance chamber to flow into the duct. The air exhaust port is placed downstream of the air inlet port as viewed in a developer conveyance direction of the second conveyance chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tamotsu SHIMIZU, Hiroshi YAMAZAKI, Kenichi TAMAKI, Junichi NAKAGAWA, Takuji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20240169770
    Abstract: A server includes a control unit configured to extract from a plurality of items of the maintenance check those item(s) that can be performed within a reservation period reserved by a user of an electrified vehicle for power control including either or both of charging and discharging of a battery of the electrified vehicle, based on a length of the reservation period. The server further includes a communication unit configured to send information on the extracted item(s) to at least one device out of the electrified vehicle and a first information device of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki TOMITA, Hiroshi ASHIDA, Kenji TAHARA, Tamaki OZAWA, Takenori SHIMIZU, Tetsuro KUNIYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20240166079
    Abstract: A server includes a control unit configured to extract, among facilities different from a power controller configured to execute power control including at least one of charging and discharging of an electrified vehicle, the facility that is available, during a reservation period for use of the power controller, to a user who uses the power controller during the reservation period and a communication unit configured to transmit information on the extracted facility to at least one of the electrified vehicle and an information device that are associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki TOMITA, Kenji TAHARA, Hiroshi ASHIDA, Takenori SHIMIZU, Tamaki OZAWA, Tetsuro KUNIYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20240162546
    Abstract: A power storage module includes: at least one cylindrical power storage device; and an upper holder that holds the power storage device in an axial direction. The upper holder includes a container that houses the power storage device and a hole that penetrates the upper holder along an axial direction around the container. A distance between the container and the hole in plan view is smaller than a distance between the container and the adjacent container in plan view or a distance between the container and an edge of the upper holder in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: TATSUYA HIRANO, HIROSHI TAKASAKI, MOMOKO HIRANUMA, KEISUKE SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20240160263
    Abstract: A method of managing electric power supply and demand with a computer includes sending, from the computer, a message for making a request of an electrified vehicle with a driver and a passenger to participate in a demand response for adjusting supply or demand of electric power in a power grid, acquiring, by the computer, passenger information on at least one of an attribute and a preference of the passenger, and setting, by the computer, a first incentive for prompting the passenger to participate in the demand response based on the passenger information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki TOMITA, Hiroshi ASHIDA, Kenji TAHARA, Tamaki OZAWA, Takenori SHIMIZU, Tetsuro KUNIYOSHI
  • Patent number: 11984735
    Abstract: A dynamic wireless power transfer system includes a power transmission coil, a power transmission circuit, a power reception coil, a power reception circuit, and a relay circuit. The power transmission coil is provided in a road. The power transmission circuit supplies electric power to the power transmission coil. The power reception coil is provided in a vehicle. The power reception circuit is connected to the power reception coil. The relay circuit transfers electric power between the power transmission coil and the power reception coil in a contactless manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Hayato Sumiya, Eisuke Takahashi, Nobuhisa Yamaguchi, Masaya Takahashi, Hiroshi Fujimoto, Osamu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11985489
    Abstract: In a sound processing method of operating audio equipment to perform sound processing relating to audio content in accordance with one embodiment, a distributor terminal communicates with the audio equipment and at least one listener terminal, the distributor terminal distributes the audio content from the distributor terminal to the at least one listener terminal, the distributor terminal specifies an operation listener terminal, from among the at least one listener terminal, that is permitted to change a sound processing parameter of the audio equipment, the operation listener terminal accepts the sound processing parameter changed by the operation listener terminal, the operation listener terminal transmits the sound processing parameter changed by the operation listener terminal to the distributor terminal, and the audio equipment performs the sound processing based on the changed sound processing parameter changed by the operation listener terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kotaki, Mitsutaka Goto, Mizuyuki Shirai, Akihiro Sonogi, Takahiro Senda, Hitomi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20240151976
    Abstract: A head-mounted display comprises: a wearing body; a display; a communication module configured to perform communication connection with a mobile information terminal; a field of view(FOV) sensor configured to output status data used for determining whether the mobile information terminal is included in a user's FOV through the wearing body; and a controller connected to each of the display, the communication module, and the FOV detection sensor. The controller determines whether the mobile information terminal is included in the user's FOV based on the status data, and performs display control with respect to the display so as to display an application screen of the mobile information terminal on the display when determining that the mobile information terminal is not included in the FOV, and not to display the application screen on the display when determining that the mobile information terminal is included in the FOV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Mitsunobu WATANABE, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Osamu KAWAMAE, Nobuo MASUOKA, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11977350
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a cleaning unit, a development device, and a control unit. The development device includes a toner collection mechanism having a developer carrier and a filter. The control unit is capable of executing a scattered toner recovery mode at non-image forming time, in which the filter is vibrated, a potential difference is generated in the direction for the toner to move from the developer carrier to the image carrier, the developer carrier is rotated in a reverse direction to that at image forming time, and the image carrier is rotated in the same direction as that at the image forming time, so that scattered toner, which has dropped from the filter and adhered to the developer carrier, is recovered by the cleaning unit via the image carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Junichi Nakagawa, Tamotsu Shimizu, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Kenichi Tamaki, Takuji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11977351
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a development device, and a control unit that controls the development device. The development device includes a toner collection mechanism having a duct, a filter, and an exhaust fan. The duct is connected to a conveyance chamber of the development container and allows air in the conveyance chamber to flow through. The filter is disposed at a connecting part between the duct and the conveyance chamber, and collects toner flowing into the duct from the conveyance chamber. The exhaust fan makes the air in the conveyance chamber flow to the outside via the duct. The control unit changes rotational frequency or operation frequency of the exhaust fan based on current detected by a current detection unit at non-image forming time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Takuji Watanabe, Junichi Nakagawa, Kenichi Tamaki, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Tamotsu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11974009
    Abstract: A broadcast reception device includes: a program recording execution unit that stores, into a recording-content storage area, program identification information for identifying a broadcast program, and storage-destination information for specifying a server device storing the broadcast program; a reception function execution unit that transmits the program identification information and the program storage-destination information to the server device specified from the program storage-destination information; and an output unit that outputs sound information and image information on the broadcast program transmitted from the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Nobuo Masuoka, Hiroshi Shimizu, Yasunobu Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20240137441
    Abstract: An SIP server (21) of a receiving side service provider (21D) includes an SIP reception unit (52) that receives a call signal originated in a calling side terminal (11) for a receiving side terminal (31) as a transmission destination, an SIP processing unit (54) that determines that a warning signal is necessary in a case where a combination of a number conversion history of the call signal set by an SIP server (22) that has transferred the call signal by a transfer service involving number conversion and calling side information of the calling side terminal (11) set in the call signal meets a specific condition, and a call processing unit (53) that transmits the warning signal to the receiving side terminal (31) before transmitting the call signal to the receiving side terminal (31) according to the determination of the SIP processing unit (54).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Naoyuki IIJIMA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU