Patents by Inventor Hirotaka Kawabata

Hirotaka Kawabata 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: 20200302000
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a transmission unit that performs facsimile transmission to a destination and a changing unit that changes, in accordance with a language registered in the information processing apparatus, size of a certain area, in which characters including source characters for identifying a facsimile source are to be formed, of a sheet output at the destination as a result of the facsimile transmission in a height direction of the characters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu WADA, Satoshi WATANABE, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Hideki SOEJIMA, Hideki FUJII
  • Patent number: 10760563
    Abstract: A refrigerant compressor reserves lubricating oil with a viscosity of VG2 to VG100 in a sealed container, and accommodates therein an electric component and a compression component which is driven by the electric component and compresses a refrigerant. The compression component includes at least one slide member comprising a base material 171 made of an iron-based material and an oxide coating film 170 provided on a surface of the base material 171. The oxide coating film 170 includes: a portion containing diiron trioxide (Fe2O3), in a region which is closer to an outermost surface of the oxide coating film; and a silicon containing portion containing silicon (Si) which is more in quantity than silicon (Si) of the base material 171, in a region which is closer to the base material 171.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ishida, Shingo Oyagi, Hiroyuki Fukuhara, Hirotaka Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20200270541
    Abstract: An oxide film (170) is formed on a surface of a base material (175) that is a sintered body constituted by an iron-based material. The oxide film (170) includes a first layer (171), a second layer (172), and a third layer (173). The first layer (171) is located on an outermost surface and is constituted by at least fine crystals. The second layer (172) is located under the first layer (171) and contains columnar structures. The third layer (173) contains columnar structures and is provided on the second layer (172) through an interface (174) so as to be located close to the base material (175). The first layer (171) includes a dense layer (171a). The oxide film (170) can exhibit satisfactory abrasion resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Shingo OYAGI, Yoshinori ISHIDA, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Hiroto HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10728416
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a sending unit and a controller. The sending unit sends a fax to a destination. The controller executes control for printing identification information for identifying the destination in accordance with selection made by a sender of the fax on paper output at the destination in response to sending of the fax. In a case where the sender of the fax selects a destination name as the identification information, if the destination name is unprintable as it is on the paper, the controller executes control for printing a phone number of the destination as the identification information on the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Soejima, Hirotaka Kawabata, Hideki Fujii, Manabu Wada, Satoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10704541
    Abstract: A slide member of the present invention is used in a slide unit which is included in a refrigerant compressor for compressing a refrigerant and provided inside a sealed container which reserves lubricating oil therein. The slide member is provided with an oxide coating film on a surface of a base material. The oxide coating film is configured such that (1) when the base material comprises an iron based material, the oxide coating film has a three-layer structure including a first layer comprising Fe2O3, a second layer comprising Fe3O4, and a third layer comprising FeO in this order from an outermost surface, (2) the oxide coating film has a dense structure having minute concave/convex portions with a height difference which falls within a range of 0.01 ?m to 0.1 ?m, or (3) when the base material comprises the iron based material, the oxide coating film has a three-layer structure in which the three layers comprise the iron oxides and are different in hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ishida, Hirotaka Kawabata, Hiroyuki Fukuhara, Yuichiro Kume, Yoshiyuki Futagami
  • Publication number: 20200149520
    Abstract: A sealed refrigerant compressor (100) includes: a compression element (107) accommodated in a sealed container (101) and configured to compress a refrigerant; and an electric element (106) configured to drive the compression element (107). Lubricating oil (103) is stored in the sealed container (101). A resin member is included as a member accommodated in the sealed container (101). The amount of oligomer contained in the resin member is 2.5 wt. % or less of an entire weight of the resin member. Kinetic viscosity of the lubricating oil 103 at 40° C. falls within a range of 0.1 to 5.1 mm2/s. A flash point of the lubricating oil 103 is 110° C. or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Singapore
    Inventors: Shingo OYAGI, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Hiroto HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200141616
    Abstract: A sealed refrigerant compressor (100) includes: a compression element (107) accommodated in a sealed container (101) and configured to compress a refrigerant; and an electric element (106) configured to drive the compression element (107). Lubricating oil (103) is stored in the sealed container (101). The lubricating oil (103) is mixed oil constituted by at least mineral oil and synthetic oil. Kinetic viscosity of the lubricating oil (103) at 40° C. falls within a range of 0.1 to 5.1 mm2/s, and a flash point of the lubricating oil (103) is 110° C. or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Singapore
    Inventors: Shingo OYAGI, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Hiroto HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190285063
    Abstract: Inside a sealed container (101) of a refrigerant compressor (100), lubricating oil (103) having a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of 0.1 mm2/S to 5.1 mm2/S is stored, and an electric element (106) and a compression element (107) are accommodated. The compression element (107) is provided with, as a shaft part, a crankshaft (108) comprising a main shaft (109) and an eccentric shaft (110), and as bearing parts, a main bearing (114) that axially supports the main shaft (109) and an eccentric bearing (119) that axially supports the eccentric shaft (110). At least one surface of the main shaft (109) and the eccentric shaft (110) is subjected to a surface treatment, e.g., formation of an oxide film, having a hardness equal to or greater than that of a bearing part (the main bearing (114) or the eccentric bearing (119)). Satisfactory reliability in sliding parts can thereby be achieved even if lubricating oil having lower viscosity is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Singapore
    Inventors: Yasushi HAYASHI, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Yoshinori ISHIDA, Shingo OYAGI, Terumasa IDE, Akio YAGI, Hironari AKASHI, Hiroto HAYASHI, Kazuhiro YOKOTA, Hiroki TORIMASU
  • Publication number: 20190179310
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle control apparatus capable of continuing a control function against abnormality in operation of an arithmetic processor and abnormality in the power supply voltage and capable of improving reliability. In a case where there is no abnormality in a main CPU 11b and a main CPU 12b of an autonomous travel control unit 11 and an auxiliary control unit 12, the autonomous travel control unit 11 and the auxiliary control unit 12 calculate control instruction values for automatic driving control, validate a CAN communication circuit 11c of the autonomous travel control units 11 while invalidating a CAN communication circuit 12c of the auxiliary control unit 12. In a case where abnormality occurs in the autonomous travel control unit 11 and there is no abnormality in the auxiliary control unit 12, the CAN communication circuit 11c of the autonomous travel control unit 11 is invalidated and the CAN communication circuit 12c of the auxiliary control unit 12 is validated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki SAKAMOTO, Akio IKEYA, Masayuki KAWABATA, Hirotaka AMO
  • Publication number: 20180340527
    Abstract: A refrigerant compressor comprises an electric component; and a compression component which is driven by the electric component and compresses a refrigerant. At least one of slide members included in the compression component is made of an iron-based material. An oxide coating film (150) is provided on a slide surface of the iron-based material, the oxide coating film including a first portion (151), a second portion (152), and/or a third portion (153). The first portion (151) contains at least fine crystals (155). The second portion (152) contains columnar grains (156). The third portion (153) contains layered grains (157).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori ISHIDA, Shingo OYAGI, Hiroyuki FUKUHARA, Hirotaka KAWABATA
  • Publication number: 20180340717
    Abstract: A refrigerant compressor reserves lubricating oil in a sealed container, and accommodates therein an electric component, and a compression component which is driven by the electric component and compresses a refrigerant. At least one of slide members included in the compression component is made of an iron-based material, and an oxide coating film comprising a composition A portion, a composition B portion, and a composition C portion is provided on a slide surface of the iron-based material. The composition A portion is a portion containing diiron trioxide (Fe2O3) which is more in quantity than other substances, and is, for example, an outermost portion (160a). The composition B portion is a portion containing triiron tetraoxide (Fe3O4) which is more in quantity than other substances and containing a silicon (Si) compound, and is, for example, an intermediate portion (160b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo OYAGI, Yoshinori ISHIDA, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Hiroyuki FUKUHARA
  • Publication number: 20180245637
    Abstract: An oxide coating film provided on a surface of an iron-based material which is a base material of a slide member has one of the following configurations: (1) the oxide coating film comprising a portion containing diiron trioxide (Fe2O3), in a region which is closer to an outermost surface of the oxide coating film; and a silicon containing portion containing silicon (Si) which is more in quantity than silicon (Si) of the base material, in a region which is closer to the base material, (2) the oxide coating film comprising: a composition A portion containing diiron trioxide (Fe2O3) which is more in quantity than other substances; a composition B portion containing triiron tetraoxide (Fe3O4) which is more in quantity than other substances and containing a silicon (Si) compound; and a composition C portion containing triiron tetraoxide (Fe3O4) which is more in quantity than other substances and containing silicon (Si) which is more in quantity than silicon (Si) of the composition B portion, and (3) the oxide coa
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Shingo OYAGI, Yoshinori ISHIDA, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Hiroyuki FUKUHARA, Hiroto HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180245576
    Abstract: A refrigerant compressor reserves lubricating oil with a viscosity of VG2 to VG100 in a sealed container, and accommodates therein an electric component and a compression component which is driven by the electric component and compresses a refrigerant. The compression component includes at least one slide member comprising a base material 171 made of an iron-based material and an oxide coating film 170 provided on a surface of the base material 171. The oxide coating film 170 includes: a portion containing diiron trioxide (Fe2O3), in a region which is closer to an outermost surface of the oxide coating film; and a silicon containing portion containing silicon (Si) which is more in quantity than silicon (Si) of the base material 171, in a region which is closer to the base material 171.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshinori ISHIDA, Shingo OYAGI, Hiroyuki FUKUHARA, Hirotaka KAWABATA
  • Patent number: 9467592
    Abstract: A facsimile machine includes an image data receiving unit, a transmitting subscriber identification receiving unit, and a sorting unit. The image data receiving unit receives image data transmitted from a transmitting facsimile machine. The transmitting subscriber identification receiving unit receives transmitting subscriber identification specified as an arbitrary signal in a Group 3 standard and transmitted from the transmitting facsimile machine. The sorting unit sorts the image data received by the image data receiving unit into at least one of plural storage destinations on the basis of the transmitting subscriber identification received by the transmitting subscriber identification receiving unit and one or more predetermined sorting conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Wada, Hirotaka Kawabata, Satoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9422930
    Abstract: The present invention provides a refrigerant compressor which may assure excellent reliability while using low-viscosity refrigerant. The refrigerant compressor is characterized in that the viscosity of oil stored in hermetic container ranges from VG3 to VG8, and the boiling component at 350° C. or over is not less than 10% and not higher than 30% in volume ratio, and the boiling component at 300° C. or less is not less than 50% and not higher than 70% in volume ratio. Accordingly, the input reduction at sliding surfaces can be realized, and the lubricant is evaporated, therefore it is possible to prevent defective compression caused by PET (polyethylene phthalate) or the like deposited on the surfaces of the discharge reed and the like, and to enhance the efficiency and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Kawabata, Hironari Akashi, Kazuhiro Yokota
  • Publication number: 20160017874
    Abstract: A slide member of the present invention is used in a slide unit which is included in a refrigerant compressor for compressing a refrigerant and provided inside a sealed container which reserves lubricating oil therein. The slide member is provided with an oxide coating film on a surface of a base material. The oxide coating film is configured such that (1) when the base material comprises an iron based material, the oxide coating film has a three-layer structure including a first layer comprising Fe2O3, a second layer comprising Fe3O4, and a third layer comprising FeO in this order from an outermost surface, (2) the oxide coating film has a dense structure having minute concave/convex portions with a height difference which falls within a range of 0.01 ?m to 0.1 ?m, or (3) when the base material comprises the iron based material, the oxide coating film has a three-layer structure in which the three layers comprise the iron oxides and are different in hardness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshinori ISHIDA, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Hiroyuki FUKUHARA, Yuichiro KUME, Yoshiyuki FUTAGAMI
  • Patent number: 9219843
    Abstract: A communication terminal that includes a first communication unit that is coupled to an IP (Internet Protocol) network and conducts a facsimile transmission through the IP network; a second communication unit that is coupled to a public telephone network and conducts a facsimile transmission through the public telephone network; a control unit that, in a case that a communication error is detected when the first communication unit calls to the IP network and that the address information used for calling to the IP network is the address information corresponding to the destination which is converted from the telephone number received by a reception unit, controls the second communication to call to public telephone network by using the telephone number received by a reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kudo, Hirotaka Kawabata, Isao Tanaka, Satoshi Watanabe, Hideki Fujii
  • Publication number: 20150300340
    Abstract: A contact member or a slide member of the present invention comprises a surface treatment film (160) including two or more coating layers stacked together, in at least a portion of a contact surface or a slide surface thereof, wherein each of the coating layers includes synthetic resin and a solid lubricant, and wherein the solid lubricant (162) of the coating layer located at an innermost side is lower in content percentage than the solid lubricant of the coating layer located at an outermost side. A contact member or a slide member of the present invention comprises a surface treatment film (160) including two or more coating layers stacked together, in at least a portion of a contact surface or a slide surface thereof, each of the coating layers includes synthetic resin, and the coating layer located at an innermost side is larger in elastic deformation amount than the coating layer located at an outermost side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshinori ISHIDA, Yoshiyuki FUTAGAMI, Hiroyuki FUKUHARA, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Masakazu YAMAOKA
  • Publication number: 20150300341
    Abstract: A compressor of the present invention comprises a cylinder (114) which accommodates a reciprocatable piston (116) therein; a valve plate (117) placed at an opening end of the cylinder (114) and includes a discharge valve seat (142) provided to surround a discharge hole (119); and a discharge valve (121) which opens and closes the discharge hole (119), wherein at least one of the discharge valve seat (142) and the discharge valve (121) is provided with a surface treatment film (160) including synthetic resin (171).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki FUTAGAMI, Yoshinori ISHIDA, Hiroyuki FUKUHARA, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Masakazu YAMAOKA
  • Patent number: 9100593
    Abstract: A relay apparatus includes a reception section, a facsimile communication section, and a generation section. From terminal apparatuses having no facsimile transmission functions, the reception section receives facsimile transmission instructions along with pieces of identification information of the terminal apparatuses via a private network. The facsimile communication section performs facsimile transmission via a public network to the outside on the basis of the facsimile transmission instructions received by the reception section. The generation section generates pieces of communication result information about facsimile transmission for the respective pieces of identification information corresponding to the terminal apparatuses when the facsimile communication section performs the facsimile transmission to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Kawabata