Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Yanagida

Hiroshi Yanagida 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: 20190362112
    Abstract: A detection device includes a switch unit, the switch unit performs switching to a gain reduction state in which a gain of a loop antenna is reduced or a gain non-reduction state in which the gain of the loop antenna is not reduced in correspondence with a state of a detection target. When a wavelength of an electric wave is set as ?, the switch unit includes switch terminals for reducing the gain of the loop antenna within a range K1 on the loop antenna from a first circuit terminal to a position that is spaced away from the first circuit terminal by ?/8. In addition, the switch unit includes switch terminals for reducing the gain of the loop antenna within a range on the loop antenna from a second circuit terminal to a position that is spaced away from the second circuit terminal by ?/8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi YAMAMOTO, Kazutomo FUJINAMI, Hiroshi MIYAMOTO, Ryohei NISHIZAKI, You YANAGIDA, Kunihiko YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190300311
    Abstract: A paper sheet handling apparatus includes an insertion slot to which a banknote is inserted, a conveyor mechanism that conveys the paper sheet inserted through an insertion slot, and a corrective member that has an elastic deformation portion designed to contact the paper sheet inserted to the insertion slot and corrects a direction of conveyance of the paper sheet inserted through the insertion slot using the elasticity of the elastic deformation portion. The corrective member is disposed at least on both ends in the width direction of the insertion slot, along a face of the banknote inserted to the insertion slot, or at positions, on a conveyor line for the paper sheet inserted through the insertion slot, facing the ends in the width direction of the insertion slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto TAKAYAMA, Daiki HARAI, Ryo FUJIWARA, Hiroshi YANAGIDA, Koichi HOSOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10266356
    Abstract: A paper sheet storage device includes a supply reel that supplies a rolled tape; a winding drum around which a banknote is wound together with the tape supplied from the supply reel; a first detection unit that detects a supply amount of the tape supplied from the supply reel; and a second detection unit that detects the winding drum of which the outer diameter becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined outer diameter when the banknote is wound around the winding drum together with the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yanagida, Daiki Harai, Ryo Fujiwara, Tomoyuki Tamahashi, Koichi Hosoyama
  • Patent number: 10214375
    Abstract: A banknote storage device includes a housing member having a loading region in which a banknote is loaded; a storage which is disposed to be adjacent to the housing member and in which the banknote is stored; a temporary accumulation region provided between the loading region and the storage so as to temporarily accumulate the banknote to be stored in the storage; and a push-in mechanism that pushes the banknote loaded to the loading region, into the temporary accumulation region and that pushes a plurality of the banknotes accumulated in the temporary accumulation region, into the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yanagida, Shohei Koizumi, Ryo Fujiwara, Tomoyuki Tamahashi
  • Publication number: 20180273315
    Abstract: In a paper sheet storing apparatus housed in a paper sheet handling apparatus, a storage part stores paper sheets. An ejection port ejects a paper sheet of the paper sheets stored in the storage part. A first roller is arranged near the ejection port, and is rotated in a predetermined direction by transmission of rotation caused by drive of a drive shaft so as to send out the paper sheet from the ejection port. A driven shaft is rotated in the predetermined direction following the rotation of the first roller. A second roller is arranged in a position farther from the ejection port than a first roller, and is rotated in the predetermined direction by transmission of rotation of the driven shaft so as to sequentially feed, to the first roller, the paper sheets from a paper sheet positioned in a lowest layer among the paper sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryo FUJIWARA, Hiroshi YANAGIDA, Yasushi GOTOH, Koichi HOSOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180273312
    Abstract: A sheet storage device includes: an accommodation unit that accommodates a sheet in a manner stacking on a certain surface; a sheet sliding unit that is positioned on a first end side of a sheet accommodated in the accommodation unit and sequentially slides a sheet from a sheet positioned in a lowermost layer; and a supporting unit that is positioned on a second end side opposite to the first end side of a sheet accommodated in the accommodation unit and supports an area around the second end of the sheet in a manner separating from the certain surface by being pressed by a weight of the sheet and an own weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasushi GOTOH, Hiroshi YANAGIDA, Ryo FUJIWARA, Koichi HOSOYAMA
  • Patent number: 9981815
    Abstract: A transport device includes a drive roller and a driven roller. The drive roller transports paper-sheets in a predetermined transport direction by rotation thereof. The driven roller rotates with rotation of the drive roller, and regardless of from which direction the paper-sheets hit a contact point with the first roller, moves in a direction diagonally forward than a vertical direction with respect to the transport direction. The transport device further includes a bearing groove formed so that a shaft of the driven roller moves in a direction diagonally forward than the vertical direction with respect to the transport direction along an inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20170297842
    Abstract: A paper sheet storage device includes a supply reel that supplies a rolled tape; a winding drum around which a banknote is wound together with the tape supplied from the supply reel; a first detection unit that detects a supply amount of the tape supplied from the supply reel; and a second detection unit that detects the winding drum of which the outer diameter becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined outer diameter when the banknote is wound around the winding drum together with the tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi YANAGIDA, Daiki HARAI, Ryo FUJIWARA, Tomoyuki TAMAHASHI, Koichi HOSOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170297844
    Abstract: A banknote storage device includes a housing member having a loading region in which a banknote is loaded; a storage which is disposed to be adjacent to the housing member and in which the banknote is stored; a temporary accumulation region provided between the loading region and the storage so as to temporarily accumulate the banknote to be stored in the storage; and a push-in mechanism that pushes the banknote loaded to the loading region, into the temporary accumulation region and that pushes a plurality of the banknotes accumulated in the temporary accumulation region, into the storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi YANAGIDA, Shohei KOIZUMI, Ryo FUJIWARA, Tomoyuki TAMAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20170291781
    Abstract: A paper sheet storage device includes a supply reel which has a constant load spring formed of a metal band and around which the metal band is rolled, and a winding drum around which banknotes are wound together with the metal band supplied from the supply reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi YANAGIDA, Daiki HARAI, Ryo FUJIWARA, Tomoyuki TAMAHASHI, Koichi HOSOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170144850
    Abstract: A transport device includes a drive roller and a driven roller. The drive roller transports paper-sheets in a predetermined transport direction by rotation thereof. The driven roller rotates with rotation of the drive roller, and regardless of from which direction the paper-sheets hit a contact point with the first roller, moves in a direction diagonally forward than a vertical direction with respect to the transport direction. The transport device further includes a bearing groove formed so that a shaft of the driven roller moves in a direction diagonally forward than the vertical direction with respect to the transport direction along an inclined surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroshi YANAGIDA
  • Patent number: 9430896
    Abstract: A bill handling apparatus includes a first squeezing unit that performs a first squeezing of a bill in receiving the bill, and a second squeezing unit that performs a second squeezing of the bill after the first squeezing, wherein the first squeezing unit comprises a pair of conveying belts that convey the bill in a predetermined conveying direction in receiving the bill, a distance between both the conveying belts being gradually reduced in a direction of thickness of the bill in the predetermined conveying direction, and the second squeezing unit comprises a pair of rollers disposed at an end part of the first squeezing unit in the predetermined conveying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryo Fujiwara, Ryosuke Ebinuma, Shohei Koizumi, Koichi Hosoyama, Hiroshi Yanagida
  • Patent number: 9290353
    Abstract: In a paper money accumulation unit (paper money accumulation device) of a paper money handling device, rollers sequentially input paper money from an upper side into a paper money accumulation space. Then, a support member is arranged in a state where the height with respect to an extended line of an input direction becomes large as being away from the rollers to the input direction of the paper money.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Shoichi Deguchi, Hiroshi Yanagida, Shohei Koizumi
  • Publication number: 20150274476
    Abstract: A paper sheet stacking unit (paper sheet stacking apparatus) includes a coil provided in a stacking space with an axis of the coil intersecting an expected stacking surface and a bottom end of the coil being in proximity to the expected stacking surface. The coil spins about the coil axis, while holding a rim of an entering bill, to move the entering bill toward the expected stacking surface, and then releases the hold of the rim of the entering bill to stack the bill on the expected stacking surface. The coil also presses the bills stacked on the expected stacking surface. That is, the coil has both functions of guiding unit and pressing unit of bills.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi YANAGIDA
  • Publication number: 20150279145
    Abstract: A bill handling apparatus includes a first squeezing unit that performs a first squeezing of a bill in receiving the bill, and a second squeezing unit that performs a second squeezing of the bill after the first squeezing, wherein the first squeezing unit comprises a pair of conveying belts that convey the bill in a predetermined conveying direction in receiving the bill, a distance between both the conveying belts being gradually reduced in a direction of thickness of the bill in the predetermined conveying direction, and the second squeezing unit comprises a pair of rollers disposed at an end part of the first squeezing unit in the predetermined conveying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventors: Ryo FUJIWARA, Ryosuke EBINUMA, Shohei KOIZUMI, Koichi HOSOYAMA, Hiroshi YANAGIDA
  • Publication number: 20150266688
    Abstract: In a paper money accumulation unit (paper money accumulation device) of a paper money handling device, rollers sequentially input paper money from an upper side into a paper money accumulation space. Then, a support member is arranged in a state where the height with respect to an extended line of an input direction becomes large as being away from the rollers to the input direction of the paper money.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Shoichi DEGUCHI, Hiroshi Yanagida, Shohei Koizumi
  • Publication number: 20150194003
    Abstract: An erroneous coin insertion preventive mechanism of a banknote handling machine prevents a user from erroneously inserting a coin (or a token) through a banknote slot of the banknote handling machine. When a coin 28 is erroneously inserted through a banknote slot 17, an erroneous coin insertion preventive mechanism 20 holds the rigid coin 28 by three points of a front end contact part 29 and a rear lower surface contact part 31 formed by a horizontal surface 26 and a conveyance path lower surface part 27, and an upper surface intermediate contact part 32 formed by a lower bent part of a descending slope surface of a conveyance path upper surface part 24, thereby preventing the coin 28 from entering an inside of the device from the banknote slot 17. A gap L is provided between the conveyance path upper surface part 24 and the conveyance path lower surface part 27 so that a banknote bundle 33 of a specified number of flexible banknotes thicker than the coin 28 may pass through the gap in bent form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yanagida, Koichi Hosoyama, Ryosuke Ebinuma, Shohei Koizumi, Tatsuya Shimamura
  • Publication number: 20140239579
    Abstract: A reflection plate is integrally formed with a medium guide placed on a side opposite a side on which a reflective photosensor is placed with a conveying path of banknotes between. Light emitted from a light emitting portion of the reflective photosensor is reflected from the reflection plate at the time of the absence of the banknotes so as not to directly return to the reflective photosensor. This prevents the reflective photosensor from erroneously detecting the medium guide at the time of the absence of media on the basis of light reflected from the medium guide. The medium guide and the reflection plate are integrally formed. Accordingly, additional parts or additional assembly is not required and a low-cost medium detector can be realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yanagida, Shohei Koizumi, Koichi Hosoyama
  • Publication number: 20140203500
    Abstract: A conveyer belt is looped on rollers placed over and at both ends of a paper sheet storage part and bill holding members for holding bills are fixed onto an outer surface of the conveyer belt at determined interval. The bill holding members themselves have grip force by which the conveyer belt bends inward and the bills are held. When the bill holding members pass over the roller on a reception side, their free ends get apart from the conveyer belt and the bill holding members receive the bills. The bill holding members grip portions near ends of the bills when passing between rollers. When the bill holding members pass under the roller on a release side, their free ends get apart from the conveyer belt. The bill holding members release the bills, allowing the bills to fall onto stacked bills for staking storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yanagida
  • Patent number: 8579279
    Abstract: A conveying direction-switching device is formed by direction-changing drums each having the same hollow cylindrical shape having a length corresponding to a lateral width of paper money bills to be conveyed. The direction-changing drum has first to fourth openings arranged in the outer periphery thereof, in a manner spaced from each other by a rotational angle of 90 degrees, and the rotational angle position thereof is controlled to be a predetermined phase angle. Inside the direction-changing drum, the first opening and the fourth opening are connected by a paper money guide forming a first curved passage, the second opening and the fourth opening are connected by a paper money guide forming a straight passage, and the third opening and the fourth opening are connected by a paper money guide forming a second curved passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kagoshima, Hiroshi Yanagida, Ryosuke Ebinuma