Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Harada

Hiroyuki Harada 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: 8405873
    Abstract: When an image forming apparatus sequentially reads the document images of a plurality of pages, forms images on sheets and outputs the sheets (aggregation mode and similar), the image forming apparatus compares, for partial data of the data for a plurality of pages generated by a reading device, coded partial data after first image processing with coded partial data after second image processing. If the coded partial data after first image processing is smaller, the coded data for the plurality of pages after first image processing is caused to be stored in a compressed data storage portion. Then, a first coding/decoding portion is caused to read the stored data, a second image processing portion and similar are caused to perform processing of the data, and a printer is caused to form images on sheets and output the sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 8305655
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: a foreign-matter image position detection unit that detects a predetermined foreign-matter image from the image read by a document reading unit when the document conveyed by a document conveying unit comes off from a document reading position and detects a main scanning direction position of the foreign-matter image in the main scanning direction; and a lighting control unit that lights up the light-emitting element group arranged in the main scanning direction and lights up the light-emitting elements within a predetermined range from the main scanning direction position of the foreign-matter image in a light emission mode that is different from a light emission mode of other light-emitting elements when the foreign-matter image is detected by the foreign-matter image position detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 8290283
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an input portion for selecting encoding processing for an image to be filed as a monochrome image from first encoding processing according to a first compression method for compressing multilevel image data and second encoding processing according to a second compression method for compressing binary image data. An encoding processing portion performs encoding processing on the image to be filed as the monochrome image. The input portion includes a display and first and second input portions. The display displays a list of images to be filed as the monochrome image. The first input portion is used to specify an image shown on the display and to select encoding processing to be performed on the specified image. The second input portion is used to select the first or second encoding processing to be performed on the specified image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20120248733
    Abstract: A saddle type vehicle includes: a seating seat on which a passenger is allowed to be seated; a seat rail to which the seating seat is allowed to be attachably and detachably attached; a frame cover covering outer sides of the seat rail; a helmet holder provided on the seat rail; and a restriction part provided in the vicinity of the helmet holder on the seat rail and projecting toward an inner peripheral surface of the frame cover, in which the helmet holder includes: a hooking portion on which a hook ring of a helmet is allowed to be hooked; and a guide portion extending from the hooking portion, and the restriction part is provided in the middle, of the guide portion, in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 8274673
    Abstract: A multi-functional peripheral allows a user to select a productivity priority mode or an image quality priority mode. In the productivity priority mode, a scanner performs a reading operation without moving first and second carriages in a sub-scanning direction, a foreign object image removing processing is executed in accordance with image data obtained by the reading operation, and image forming is performed in accordance with the image data applied with image processing. In the image quality priority mode, the first and second carriages are moved from a reading position P to a reading position P? at which the foreign object does not adhere to a reading slot, the scanner performs the reading operation, and an image forming is performed in accordance with image data applied with image processing not including the foreign object image removing processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichi Okumura, Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 8264754
    Abstract: A document feeding device includes: a document tray on which a document is loaded; a discharge tray to which the original document is discharged; a conveyance path which conveys a document on the original document tray to the discharge tray via a document reading position; a detection unit which is disposed in the conveyance path and detects a jam of the original document in the conveyance path; and an illumination device which illuminates the conveyance path in a state visible from the exterior when the detection unit has detected a jam of the original document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 8265540
    Abstract: A document pressing apparatus is provided with a document pressing cover including a first lateral part and a second lateral part facing the first lateral part and openable and closable with respect to a housing fitted with a contact glass, a supporting member for supporting the document pressing cover rotatably with respect to the housing at the side of the first lateral part, a plate member connected with the document pressing cover for pressing a document against the contact glass, a first resilient member arranged at the side of the first lateral part between the plate member and the document pressing cover for exerting a pressing force to the document, and a second resilient member provided at the side of the second lateral part between the plate member and the document pressing cover for exerting a pressing force smaller than that of the first resilient member to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20120220971
    Abstract: A compression region 50 includes a low compression region 53, in a plan view from a side of a skin contact portion. A density of the low compression region 53 is higher than that of a non-compression region 30a of absorbent article 1. The low compression region 53 is provided with a high compression region 54. The high compression region 54 has a further increased density of the absorber 30. A contact portion 54a of the high compression region 54 contacts with a contact portion 53a of the low compression region 53.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Takashi Maruyama, Jyunichi Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20120193863
    Abstract: A sheet feeder includes a pickup roller for feeding a sheet on a tray toward a predetermined processing position, an arm member rotatably supporting the pickup roller, a rotary shaft supported on the housing to be rotatable about an axis thereof, a coupling member for coupling the arm member and the rotary shaft, a pivoting mechanism for pivoting the arm member via the rotary shaft so that the pickup roller shifts its position between a feeding position and a retracted position, and a controller for controlling the operation of the pivoting mechanism. The controller controls the arm member to pivot in such a direction that the pickup roller moves toward the retracted position when a sheet is placed on the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: KYOCERA MITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20120105880
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image data acquisition unit, a frequency distribution acquisition unit, and a color setting unit. The image data acquisition unit acquires image data representing a color image. The frequency distribution acquisition unit allocates a color of each pixel of the data as a class and acquires a frequency distribution representing an occurrence rate of the color based on the data acquired by the image data acquisition unit. The color setting unit sets a first color with the highest frequency distribution occurrence rate as a background color in the color image, sets a second color with an occurrence rate next in magnitude to the first color as a character color in the color image, and sets a color with an occurrence rate lower than that of the second color as a pattern color that is a color of a specific pattern in the color image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: KYOCERA MITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 8085446
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a first encoding processing portion to perform first encoding processing according to a first compression method for compressing multilevel image data and a second encoding processing portion to perform second encoding processing according to a second compression method for compressing binary image data. A determination portion determines whether an image made up of acquired image data is a monochrome image. A data volume estimating portion makes an estimation between a first data volume when image data forming the monochrome image is compressed by the first encoding processing and a second data volume when the image data is compressed by the second encoding processing as to which data volume becomes smaller. A file creating portion creates a data file from image data that has the smaller volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 8031934
    Abstract: An image processer has an extractor to extract a character area from color image data. A color-difference-value acquirer acquires information about color-difference values in the character area. A color-saturation-value acquirer acquires information about color saturation in the character area. A color-difference-subrange storage stores pre-defined color-difference subranges. A chromatic-region determination section determines the character area as gray when color salutation values fail to satisfy a condition for a chromatic color, and determines the character area as a chromatic region when color saturation values in the character area satisfy the condition. A first color-difference-subrange assignment section assigns a stored color-difference subrange to the character area determined as the chromatic region based on information about color-difference values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 7944589
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is capable of accurately reading out a document without various data transmission between a document feeding section and a document reading section. The reading position setter sets a fresh document reading position (RP3) at a position where no foreign object (F) adheres. A shift distance calculator calculates a shift distance (Z) between an upstream-most reading position (RP2) and the refresh document reading position (RP3). A delay time calculator calculates delay time based on the calculated shift distance (Z). A start signal sender instructs the document reading section to start reading a document (P) when the leading end of the document (P) reaches the upstream-most reading position (RP2). An ASIC outputs the instruction to start reading the document to an A/D with a delay of the feed delay time found by the delay time calculator to instruct an image sensor to start reading the document (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20110075170
    Abstract: When an image forming apparatus sequentially reads the document images of a plurality of pages, forms images on sheets and outputs the sheets (aggregation mode and similar), the image forming apparatus compares, for partial data of the data for a plurality of pages generated by a reading device, coded partial data after first image processing with coded partial data after second image processing. If the coded partial data after first image processing is smaller, the coded data for the plurality of pages after first image processing is caused to be stored in a compressed data storage portion. Then, a first coding/decoding portion is caused to read the stored data, a second image processing portion and similar are caused to perform processing of the data, and a printer is caused to form images on sheets and output the sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: KYOCERA MITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20110071486
    Abstract: An absorbent article with high fitting property and high absorptivity, where the end part is less deformed, is provided. An absorbent article comprising at least a liquid-permeable sheet, a liquid-impermeable sheet, and an absorber sandwiched between the liquid-permeable sheet and the liquid-impermeable sheet, wherein the absorber comprises a first absorbing part and a second absorbing part formed nearly on the center part of the first absorbing part and smaller in the area than the first absorbing part, and a compressed groove is continuously provided in nearly closed form to extend from the peripheral edge region in the longitudinal direction of the second absorbing part to the first absorbing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Tatsuya Tamura
  • Publication number: 20100329580
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus sequentially performing image processing on multiple pieces of band data composing image data. The image processing apparatus includes a RAM and a JPEG encoding circuit. The RAM has a buffer area of a fixed length. The JPEG encoding circuit sequentially performs variable-length encoding on multiple pieces of band data, sequentially writes the band data subjected to the encoding from the beginning of the buffer area, and writes subsequent band data subjected to the encoding from the beginning of the buffer area if the end of the band data subjected to the encoding is positioned in a boundary area having a certain length including an ending part of the buffer area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: KYOCERA MITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20100297703
    Abstract: This invention relates to inhibition of microbial lysis via regulation of activity of a lytic enzyme for degrading the cell wall. The lytic enzyme inhibitor and the lysis inhibitor are each composed mainly of the Bacillus subtilis-derived YoeB gene or the YoeB protein encoded by a gene homologous to the YoeB gene. An example of the YoeB protein is a protein consisting of the amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Ara, Junichi Sekiguchi, Hiroki Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20100245914
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus configured as follows. A mode specification table in a storage device contains mode specification information obtained by associating a job designated by a user. The mode specification information indicates which of a page mode and a band mode is to be selected when the job is performed. An operation panel detects a first user operation for inputting the job and a second user operation for starting the job. A main controller, using the mode specification information, specifies the mode corresponding to the job designated by the first user operation. A main controller causes a data acquisition circuit to acquire image data upon detection of the second user operation and causes an image processing circuit to perform a data processing according to the specified mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Katsuji Furushige
  • Patent number: 7754815
    Abstract: A process for producing a thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising the step of crosslinking dynamically at least the following components (A) to (C) in the presence of a crosslinking agent: (A) 10 to 50% by weight of an oil-extended ethylene-?-olefin-non-conjugated diene copolymer rubber having a density of 850 to 900 kg/m3, and a Mooney viscosity (ML1+4 100° C.) of 30 to 150, (B) 20 to 60% by weight of an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer having a density of 850 to 910 kg/m3, and a melt flow rate of 0.05 to 80 g/10 minutes measured at 230° C. under a load of 21.18 N, and (C) 20 to 60% by weight of a propylene resin, the total amount of the components (A) to (C) being 100% by weight; and an air-bag cover comprising a thermoplastic elastomer composition produced according to said process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Toyoda, Noboru Komine, Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 7719728
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image reading device, an image printing system and image forming device in which variation in light intensity caused by the continuous lighting time of an exposure lamp serving as a light source for reading an original is prevented, a read image is prevented from deteriorating and wasteful power consumption is prevented. The exposure lamp is turned off after a predetermined time has passed from a time when the original finishes passing through a reading position or the original is conveyed to a standby position. Alternatively, the exposure lamp is turned off without setting the predetermined time in a group-copy mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada