Patents by Inventor Junichi Kubota

Junichi Kubota 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: 20200304651
    Abstract: A voice information processing apparatus includes: a hardware processor that: receives a user question; acquires answer information responsive to the received question; acquires state information on a user state; and selects an output mode of the answer information from among a plurality of output modes, based on the answer information and the state information, the plurality of output modes including a voice output mode; and an output device that outputs the answer information in the selected output mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kubota, Junichi Hase
  • Publication number: 20200230586
    Abstract: The invention provides: an exhaust-gas-purifying metal substrate capable of achieving both low pressure loss and high purification performance; and an exhaust gas purification device using the metal substrate. The invention relates to an exhaust-gas-purifying perforated metal substrate in which a corrugated foil and a flat foil are layered and made into a cylindrical shape, wherein: the perforated metal substrate includes from 50/in2 to 800/in2 of cells; the corrugated foil includes a plurality of first holes having an area that is from 2.0 to 50 times the average opening area of the cells; the flat foil includes a plurality of second holes having an area that is from 3.0 to 100 times the average opening area of the cells; and the average value of the area of the first holes in the corrugated foil is smaller than the average value of the area of the second holes in the flat foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki FUJIMURA, Akio KUBOTA, Naoki YOKOYAMA, Junichi HORI
  • Publication number: 20200094692
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes an inverter controller. The inverter controller holds a plurality of control maps for an inverter. The inverter supplies electric power to a drive motor. The drive motor drives a drive wheel of the vehicle. The inverter controller selects any one of the plurality of control maps on a basis of a notification instruction that instructs to notify a driver of information. The inverter controller controls an operation of the inverter on a basis of the control map selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Nobusuke NAGAOKA, Yoshihiro NAKAZATO, Yosuke KUBOTA, Junichi KATO, Taiki SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10503108
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus including a transformer, a first rectifier smoothing unit, a separation unit, a second rectifier smoothing unit, a resistor, and a rectifier unit. The first rectifier smoothing unit is configured to rectify and smooth an alternating-current voltage generated in a secondary coil of the transformer. The separation unit configured to use the alternating-current voltage generated in the secondary coil of the transformer as an input and generate an alternating-current voltage, from which alternating-current components are separated, as an output. The second rectifier smoothing unit is configured to rectify and smooth the output of the separation unit. The resistor is connected to a line branched from a line that connects the separation unit to the second rectifier smoothing unit. The rectifier unit is connected in series between the resistor and a reference potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Junichi Kubota
  • Patent number: 10473966
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source, an optical system, a liquid crystal panel, and a first heat sink. The optical system converts light emitted from the light source into irradiation light that is to be an irradiation area having a predetermined width. The liquid crystal panel receives the irradiation light. The first heat sink includes an opening through which the irradiation light passes, and supports the liquid crystal panel. The first heat sink is in contact with the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouzou Yuuki, Junichi Nonaka, Kosuke Kubota
  • Patent number: 10387233
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a first port and a processor coupled to the first port and configured to transmit, via the first port, a first signal to a first device coupled to the first port, cause a second device coupled to the first port to determine whether a failure is present in the first port when the information processing device does not receive a first response signal in response to the first signal, and determine that the failure is present in the first device when the second device does not determine that the failure is present in the first port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tsukasa Kinjo, Satoshi Kubota, Junichi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10359715
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: a charging member configured to charge a photosensitive member at a charging portion by a charging voltage in which an alternate-current voltage is superimposed on a direct-current voltage; a transfer member configured to transfer a toner image formed on the photosensitive member to a recording material at a transfer portion; and a controller configured to control the charging voltage, a predetermined area of the photosensitive member passing through the transfer portion during a trailing edge of the recording material passing through the transfer portion, wherein the controller controls a value of a peak-to-peak voltage of the alternate-current voltage when the predetermined area passes through the charging portion to be larger than a value of a peak-to-peak voltage when an area that becomes the image area other than the predetermined area passes through the charging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeharu Nakada, Tatsuya Kinukawa, Tomoo Akizuki, Masahiko Suzumi, Ryo Morihara, Yusuke Nakazono, Junichi Kubota, Takayuki Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 10306083
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a first image processing device including a first processor. The first processor executes a process including: detecting a change in a load status at the first image processing device; sending a request for information relating to a load status at the second image processing device to the second image processing device when the change in the load status at the first image processing device is detected; analyzing the information relating to the load status at the second image processing device, and determining whether or not the first image processing device establishes wireless communication with a portable terminal; and adjusting to relatively lower a radio field strength from the first image processing device below the radio field strength from the second image processing device when the first image processing device determines not to establish wireless communication with the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Okamoto, Junichi Hase, Nobuhiro Mishima, Hidetaka Iwai, Daisuke Nakano, Hirokazu Kubota, Hideaki Soejima
  • Patent number: 10298660
    Abstract: An information system performing communication with a plurality of cloud servers is provided. The information system includes an information management portion configured to manage account information indicating accounts of a user of the information system, the accounts being set up for the cloud servers; an obtaining portion configured to, in response to operation of logging into the information system by the user, gain access to the cloud servers with the account information to obtain, from each of the cloud servers, usage information indicating use by the user; and a user interface portion configured to cause a display provided in a device operated by the user in order to log into the information system to display a list of the use of each of the cloud servers by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Junichi Hase, Kenji Matsuhara, Kazuya Anezaki, Hirokazu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20190139247
    Abstract: To contribute to improved usability, an image measurement method includes selectably displaying geometric shape-related information in a measurement target, selectably displaying a measurement candidate of the measurement target based on a geometric shape corresponding to the selected geometric shape-related information (S38), and outputting a calculation result of the selected measurement candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motoi MURAKAMI, Junichi KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20190049883
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus including a transformer, a first rectifier smoothing unit, a separation unit, a second rectifier smoothing unit, a resistor, and a rectifier unit. The first rectifier smoothing unit is configured to rectify and smooth an alternating-current voltage generated in a secondary coil of the transformer. The separation unit configured to use the alternating-current voltage generated in the secondary coil of the transformer as an input and generate an alternating-current voltage, from which alternating-current components are separated, as an output. The second rectifier smoothing unit is configured to rectify and smooth the output of the separation unit. The resistor is connected to a line branched from a line that connects the separation unit to the second rectifier smoothing unit. The rectifier unit is connected in series between the resistor and a reference potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventor: Junichi Kubota
  • Publication number: 20180210366
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: a charging member configured to charge a photosensitive member at a charging portion by a charging voltage in which an alternate-current voltage is superimposed on a direct-current voltage; a transfer member configured to transfer a toner image formed on the photosensitive member to a recording material at a transfer portion; and a controller configured to control the charging voltage, a predetermined area of the photosensitive member passing through the transfer portion during a trailing edge of the recording material passing through the transfer portion, wherein the controller controls a value of a peak-to-peak voltage of the alternate-current voltage when the predetermined area passes through the charging portion to be larger than a value of a peak-to-peak voltage when an area that becomes the image area other than the predetermined area passes through the charging portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Takeharu Nakada, Tatsuya Kinukawa, Tomoo Akizuki, Masahiko Suzumi, Ryo Morihara, Yusuke Nakazono, Junichi Kubota, Takayuki Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 9851680
    Abstract: A power supply device includes first and second transformers, a first power source configured to output a first DC voltage from the first transformer, a second power source configured to output a second DC voltage from the second transformer, a first winding on a primary side of the first transformer, an auxiliary winding which is wound in the same winding direction as the first winding, and a voltage generator configured to be connected to the auxiliary winding and to generate a power supply voltage for driving a first controller of the first power source and a second controller of the second power source. When an AC voltage drops, control is performed such that the second controller stops prior to the first controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junji Suzuki, Junichi Kubota
  • Publication number: 20170003641
    Abstract: A power supply device includes first and second transformers, a first power source configured to output a first DC voltage from the first transformer, a second power source configured to output a second DC voltage from the second transformer, a first winding on a primary side of the first transformer, an auxiliary winding which is wound in the same winding direction as the first winding, and a voltage generator configured to be connected to the auxiliary winding and to generate a power supply voltage for driving a first controller of the first power source and a second controller of the second power source. When an AC voltage drops, control is performed such that the second controller stops prior to the first controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Junji Suzuki, Junichi Kubota
  • Publication number: 20160197353
    Abstract: A perforated plate-shaped material in which a surface property/shape of a main surface of the plate-shaped material is maintained in at least a part of a hole surface forming a hole in the plate-shaped material are provided. The perforated plate-shaped material has at least one through hole penetrating from a first main surface to a second main surface opposite thereto, and in its cross-sectional shape, it has a smallest width portion on the hole surface and a first main surface portion where the hole surface terminates on the first main surface and includes a first projecting curve portion between the first main surface portion and the smallest width portion, and at least a part of the first projecting curve portion has a surface property/shape of a non-hole surface on the first main surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: SHOYO SANGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuji OSAKI, Nobuyuki SASAKI, Tomohisa KAWAKAMI, Aiko YABUKI, Junichi KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 9160235
    Abstract: The power supply apparatus includes the feedback winding of a transformer having a first winding, and a second winding whose number of turns is larger than that of the first winding. A voltage output from the transformer is detected. Based on the detected voltage, connection between a switch element and the first winding or the second winding is switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Junichi Kubota
  • Publication number: 20130329469
    Abstract: The power supply apparatus includes the feedback winding of a transformer having a first winding, and a second winding whose number of turns is larger than that of the first winding. A voltage output from the transformer is detected. Based on the detected voltage, connection between a switch element and the first winding or the second winding is switched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Junichi Kubota
  • Patent number: 7356261
    Abstract: An optical wireless communications system has a first optical wireless communications apparatus for transmitting a pilot beam and a second optical wireless communications apparatus for receiving the pilot beam to have a match for an optical axis of the first optical wireless communications apparatus and another optical axis of the second optical wireless communications apparatus. The first optical wireless communications apparatus has a modulator for modulating the pilot beam with a specific signal. The second optical wireless communications apparatus has a demodulator for demodulating the modulated and transmitted pilot beam to reproduce the specific signal and sending the reproduced specific signal to at least either the second optical wireless communications apparatus or an apparatus connected to the second optical wireless communications apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiriko Yamada, Takayoshi Sasao, Masahisa Sakai, Junichi Kubota
  • Patent number: 7239811
    Abstract: An optical-axis directional indicating apparatus for optical communication includes a photoreceptor having a light-receiving surface and a plurality of optical receiving elements arranged on the surface in a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, to receive a transmitted light beam, a detector to detect levels of the light beam received at the optical receiving elements, a plurality of display elements arranged in the first and second directions so as to correspond to the optical receiving elements of the photoreceptor, and a switch circuit to selectively turn on or off the display elements in accordance with the levels of the light beam detected by the detector, to indicate whether or not an optical axis of the light beam is deviated in the first and/or the second direction on the light-receiving surface of the photoreceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiriko Yamada, Takayoshi Sasao, Junichi Kubota
  • Patent number: 6967842
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of efficiently cooling an integrated circuit element provided in such a way as to enable a heat exchange on a cold plate. The electronic device contains a circuit board mounted with an integrated circuit element requiring measures against heat generation in a single case, comprising: a cold plate mounted on the integrated circuit element in such a way as to enable a heat transfer from the integrated circuit element; a heat exchanger for cooling brine heated by the cold plate by circulating the brine; a fan casing forming an air way from a blower fan at an opening on a surface of the case to the heat exchanger; a reserve tank and a pump provided in order in a brine flow from the heat exchanger to the cold plate; and a linear brine passage formed in the cold plate and having at least one pair of back and forth channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Aoki, Junichi Kubota, Takeo Komatsubara, Junichi Motegi, Hirotaka Kakinuma, Naoki Otsuka, Masaya Matsuoka