Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Funahashi

Hiroyuki Funahashi 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: 20200157231
    Abstract: With dedicated research, the present inventors discovered that not only the LGR7 gene but also the LGR7 protein are highly expressed in clear cell adenocarcinoma cells of ovarian cancer. Furthermore, the present inventors found that anti-LGR7 antibodies have antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) activity and complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) activity against LGR7-expressing cells. From the above findings, the present inventors discovered that the anti-LGR7 antibodies are useful for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of primary and metastatic ovarian clear cell adenocarcinoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ABURATANI, Yuriko UEHARA, Shinichi FUNAHASHI
  • Patent number: 8554905
    Abstract: A network system includes printers as terminals interconnected via a network. Each of the printers can obtain information on the others, and transmit the obtained information together with information on itself to a browser computer as a controller. Therefore, by obtaining the information only from one of the printers, the computer can obtain together with it the information on the others. In this system, it is possible to obtain the information on the printers efficiently without using a server computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Funahashi
  • Patent number: 7933032
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a printing unit that performs a printing operation; a printing possibility determination unit that determines whether printing is possible, at the time of starting the printing operation; a printing stop unit that stops the printing operation, when the printing possibility determination unit determines that printing is impossible; a notification unit that notifies an error, when the printing operation is stopped; a notification time counting unit that counts a period in which an error is notified; a notification release unit that releases error notification, when the period in which an error is notified by the notification unit is counted for a predetermined time; and a stopped state reset unit that returns a stopped state of the printing unit whose printing operation is stopped, to a standby state before the printing unit performs the printing operation, when notification of an error is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Funahashi
  • Publication number: 20100290086
    Abstract: A network system includes printers as terminals interconnected via a network. Each of the printers can obtain information on the others, and transmit the obtained information together with information on itself to a browser computer as a controller. Therefore, by obtaining the information only from one of the printers, the computer can obtain together with it the information on the others. In this system, it is possible to obtain the information on the printers efficiently without using a server computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Funahashi
  • Patent number: 7808658
    Abstract: A printing system that includes: a printing condition command receiving unit that receives a primary printing condition command, the primary condition command being included together with printing image data in printing control data; printing condition command converting unit that converts the primary printing condition command to a secondary printing condition command corresponding to a printing apparatus; and a printing apparatus that carries out processing related to printing the printing image data based on the secondary printing condition command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Funahashi
  • Patent number: 7779120
    Abstract: A network system includes printers as terminals interconnected via a network. Each of the printers can obtain information on the others, and transmit the obtained information together with information on itself to a browser computer as a controller. Therefore, by obtaining the information only from one of the printers, the computer can obtain together with it the information on the others. In this system, it is possible to obtain the information on the printers efficiently without using a server computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Funahashi
  • Patent number: 7406018
    Abstract: A signal generating circuit of the invention includes a current polarity switch circuit that receives an output current of a light-sensitive element and outputs a current of which the direction the polarity switch circuit keeps constant regardless of the direction of the received current, a current-to-voltage conversion circuit that converts the current outputted from the current polarity switch circuit into a voltage, and a signal processing circuit that receives the voltage outputted from the current-voltage conversion circuit to generate a signal based on the received voltage. Thus, the signal based on the received current signal can be generated regardless of the direction of the received current signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ayumu Ibusuki, Hiroyuki Funahashi, Koji Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 7340514
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printer and computers connected by an network. A mail server is provided for transmitting notification data from the printer to the computers in the form of an email message. Print data stored in the printer is erased once the print data has been used for reprint operations a certain amount of times. If the amount of print data stored in the printer exceeds a reference size, then print data sets are selected for erasure based on predetermined conditions. Data stored in the printer can be retrieved from the printer and amended at the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamada, Hiroyuki Funahashi, Yoshiko Orito
  • Publication number: 20070283019
    Abstract: A network system includes printers as terminals interconnected via a network. Each of the printers can obtain information on the others, and transmit the obtained information together with information on itself to a browser computer as a controller. Therefore, by obtaining the information only from one of the printers, the computer can obtain together with it the information on the others. In this system, it is possible to obtain the information on the printers efficiently without using a server computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Funahashi
  • Patent number: 7254629
    Abstract: A network system includes printers as terminals interconnected via a network. Each of the printers can obtain information on the others, and transmit the obtained information together with information on itself to a browser computer as a controller. Therefore, by obtaining the information only from one of the printers, the computer can obtain together with it the information on the others. In this system, it is possible to obtain the information on the printers efficiently without using a server computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Funahashi
  • Patent number: 7207734
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printer and computers connected by an network. A mail server is provided for transmitting notification data from the printer to the computers in the form of an email message. Print data stored in the printer is erased once the print data has been used for reprint operations a certain amount of times. If the amount of print data stored in the printer exceeds a reference size, then print data sets are selected for erasure based on predetermined conditions. Data stored in the printer can be retrieved from the printer and amended at the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamada, Hiroyuki Funahashi, Yoshiko Orito
  • Publication number: 20070041033
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a printing unit that performs a printing operation; a printing possibility determination unit that determines whether printing is possible, at the time of starting the printing operation; a printing stop unit that stops the printing operation, when the printing possibility determination unit determines that printing is impossible; a notification unit that notifies an error, when the printing operation is stopped; a notification time counting unit that counts a period in which an error is notified; a notification release unit that releases error notification, when the period in which an error is notified by the notification unit is counted for a predetermined time; and a stopped state reset unit that returns a stopped state of the printing unit whose printing operation is stopped, to a standby state before the printing unit performs the printing operation, when notification of an error is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Funahashi
  • Patent number: 7180611
    Abstract: A laser beam printer 1 is connected to a host computer and receives job data 100 from the host computer. The job data 100 includes a transmission time information 103. If the laser beam printer 1 is provided with a clock IC 98, a CPU 91 of the laser beam printer 1 reads a current time from the clock IC 98 and set the current time as receiving time information. On the other hand, if the laser beam printer 1 is not provided with the clock IC 98, then the CPU 91 sets the transmission time information 103 included in the received job data 100 as the receiving time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Funahashi
  • Publication number: 20070013934
    Abstract: A printing system that includes: a printing condition command receiving unit that receives a primary printing condition command, the primary condition command being included together with printing image data in printing control data; printing condition command converting unit that converts the primary printing condition command to a secondary printing condition command corresponding to a printing apparatus; and a printing apparatus that carries out processing related to printing the printing image data based on the secondary printing condition command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Inventors: Naoki Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Funahashi
  • Publication number: 20050238402
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printer and computers connected by an network. A mail server is provided for transmitting notification data from the printer to the computers in the form of an email message. Print data stored in the printer is erased once the print data has been used for reprint operations a certain amount of times. If the amount of print data stored in the printer exceeds a reference size, then print data sets are selected for erasure based on predetermined conditions. Data stored in the printer can be retrieved from the printer and amended at the computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamada, Hiroyuki Funahashi, Yoshiko Orito
  • Publication number: 20050238401
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printer and computers connected by an network. A mail server is provided for transmitting notification data from the printer to the computers in the form of an email message. Print data stored in the printer is erased once the print data has been used for reprint operations a certain amount of times. If the amount of print data stored in the printer exceeds a reference size, then print data sets are selected for erasure based on predetermined conditions. Data stored in the printer can be retrieved from the printer and amended at the computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamada, Hiroyuki Funahashi, Yoshiko Orito
  • Publication number: 20050185525
    Abstract: A signal generating circuit of the invention includes a current polarity switch circuit that receives an output current of a light-sensitive element and outputs a current of which the direction the polarity switch circuit keeps constant regardless of the direction of the received current, a current-to-voltage conversion circuit that converts the current outputted from the current polarity switch circuit into a voltage, and a signal processing circuit that receives the voltage outputted from the current-voltage conversion circuit to generate a signal based on the received voltage. Thus, the signal based on the received current signal can be generated regardless of the direction of the received current signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Ayumu Ibusuki, Hiroyuki Funahashi, Koji Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 6932523
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printer and computers connected by an network. A mail server is provided for transmitting notification data from the printer to the computers in the form of an email message. Print data stored in the printer is erased once the print data has been used for reprint operations a certain amount of times. If the amount of print data stored in the printer exceeds a reference size, then print data sets are selected for erasure based on predetermined conditions. Data stored in the printer can be retrieved from the printer and amended at the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamada, Hiroyuki Funahashi, Yoshiko Orito
  • Patent number: 6788902
    Abstract: With a push of a maintenance button disposed on a printer, printer information mail is created based on information previously stored in a memory, and sent to a mail server. The sent mail is read by a support server, the support server extracts maintenance information that best suits the contents of the sent mail from a database, and sends it as maintenance information mail to the mail server in reply to the mail. When the maintenance information mail arrives at the printer, cleaning is performed or error remedy is displayed or printed, according to the contents of the maintenance information mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Funahashi
  • Publication number: 20040169884
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printer and computers connected by an network. A mail server is provided for transmitting notification data from the printer to the computers in the form of an email message. Print data stored in the printer is erased once the print data has been used for reprint operations a certain amount of times. If the amount of print data stored in the printer exceeds a reference size, then print data sets are selected for erasure based on predetermined conditions. Data stored in the printer can be retrieved from the printer and amended at the computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamada, Hiroyuki Funahashi, Yoshiko Orito