Junya Suzuki 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).
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of members for forming an image; a transmitting unit configured to transmit a sonic wave; a receiving unit configured to receive a first sonic wave that has been transmitted from the transmitting unit and has passed through a sheet and a second sonic wave that is generated from at least one of the plurality of members; a detection unit configured to detect information regarding a type or state of the sheet based on the first sonic wave; and a determination unit configured to determine a state of a member that has generated the second sonic wave based on the second sonic wave.
Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a target pressure value for the pressure in a fuel cell is set depending on a demand output value to the fuel cell, A turbine retains a set pressure line representing a relationship between an airflow rate supplied to the turbine and a pressure ratio corresponding to a ratio of a pressure upstream of the turbine and a pressure downstream of the turbine. A controller executes a first control when the target pressure value for the fuel cell is lower than the set pressure line and executes a second control when the target pressure value for the fuel cell is higher than the set pressure line. The controller controls an outlet valve so as not to be fully opened when a turbine bypass valve is fully closed.
Abstract: A device management system includes: a server; base stations for long-distance wireless communication; and a device that communicatively connect to one of the base stations and that each sequentially transmit, to the server via the one base station, operation information indicating the current operation state of the device. Upon sequentially receiving the operation information, each of the base stations sequentially transmits, to the server, unique information unique to the base station together with the sequentially received operation information. The server sequentially receives, and sequentially stores in association with each other, the operation information and the unique information. When first and second unique information received at first and second times, respectively, are different, the server separately manages first operation information received in a first period ending at the first time and second operation information received in a second period starting at the second time.
Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that is worn on a user's body for use. The information processing apparatus includes a sensor, a communication section, a control section, a power supply section, a housing section, a sticking section, and a sticking sensor. The control section controls the sensor and the communication section. The housing section accommodates the sensor, the communication section, the control section, and the power supply section. The sticking section fastens the housing section to the user. The sticking sensor detects a state of sticking between the user and the housing on the sticking section. The control section wirelessly sends a given signal to external equipment via the communication section in response to detection, by the sticking sensor, of the fact that the sticking section has peeled off from the user or is just about to peel off from the user.
Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that is used by being adhered to the body of a user. The information processing apparatus includes a sound pickup sensor that has a sound pickup function, a communicating part that wirelessly transmits audio data picked up by the sound pickup sensor to the outside, a control part that controls the sound pickup sensor and the communicating part, a power source part that supplies a power source to at least one of the sound pickup sensor, the communicating part, or the control part, a housing part that accommodates therein at least one of the sound pickup sensor, the communicating part, the control part, or the power source part, and an adhering part that fixes the housing part to the user. The sound pickup part picks up a sound of the user using, for example, flesh conduction or bone conduction.
March 23, 2018
Date of Patent:
December 15, 2020
Go Igarashi, Kazuma Yoshii, Junya Suzuki
Abstract: Apparatus includes a plurality of wireless communication modules for connecting apparatus to a server that manages the apparatus via a plurality of networks different from one another; storage that stores, for each of the networks, a characteristic regarding communication; acquirer that acquires communication information indicating, for each of communication modules, whether communication via the communication module is possible; identifier that identifies a specific communication module from among communication modules, the specific communication module being indicated by the communication information as being a communication module via which communication is possible, and being selected based on the characteristic; and controller that causes the specific communication module identified by identifier to connect to the server to enable communication.
Abstract: A control method for controlling a device that includes a plurality of communication modules including a long-distance communication module that is a communication module for long-distance wireless communication and a short-distance communication module that is a communication module for short-distance wireless communication, the device being capable of being connected through each of the plurality of communication modules to a server that manages the device, the control method includes: receiving information necessary to the short-distance wireless communication by the short-distance communication module, when the long-distance communication module and the short-distance communication module are not operating; determining whether the information satisfies a condition indicating that the information received in the receiving is sufficient for a first connection to the server using the short-distance communication module; and causing the long-distance communication module to start operating, when it is determi
Abstract: A fold-enforcing assembly includes a fold-enforcing device, a moving device to move the fold-enforcing device in a direction of a fold of a sheet bundle, and control circuitry. The fold-enforcing device includes a pressing member pair to nip and press the fold of the sheet bundle in a direction of thickness, a pressing mechanism to pressurize and depressurize the pressing member pair, and a driver to drive the pressing mechanism. Controlled by the control circuitry, the moving device moves the fold-enforcing device in accordance with a size of the sheet bundle in the direction of the fold; pressing mechanism pressurizes the pressing member pair to press a first end portion of the sheet bundle in the direction of the fold; the moving device moves the fold-enforcing device to a second end portion of the sheet bundle; and pressing mechanism depressurizes the pressing member pair in the second end portion.
Abstract: A binding device includes a stacking device configured to receive sheets, a sheet alignment member configured to align the sheets on the stacking device, a binder configured to bind the sheets on the stacking device, a binder moving device configured to move the binder, and a retreat device configured to retreat the sheet alignment member from a range of movement of the binder. The retreat device retreats the sheet alignment member in response to a pressing force acting on the sheet alignment member in a direction of movement of the binder.
Abstract: A sheet stacking apparatus includes an ejector, a stacker, a wall, and an upper surface detector. The ejector ejects a sheet, and the stacker stacks the sheet ejected from the ejector. The wall contacts a trailing end of the sheet ejected from the ejector in an ejection direction to align the sheet. The upper surface detector detects an upper surface on a trailing end side of the sheet stacked on the stacker in the ejection direction. When the sheet moves toward the wall, the upper surface detector moves from a home position in which the upper surface detector detects the upper surface of the sheet to a retracted position in which the upper surface detector does not contact the sheet moving toward the wall.
Abstract: A liquid ejecting unit includes: a liquid ejecting head; and a coupling member coupled to the liquid ejecting head, in which the liquid ejecting head has a first-coupling portion and a second-coupling portion, the liquid ejecting unit further includes: a first-attachment portion provided in a first-position of the coupling member; a second-attachment portion provided in a second-position of the coupling member, the second position being different from the first position; a first-elastic body; and a second-elastic body, and the first-elastic body biases the first-attachment portion or the first-coupling portion in a state in which the first-attachment portion is in contact with the first-coupling portion and the second-elastic body biases the second-attachment portion or the second-coupling portion in a state in which the second-attachment portion is in contact with the second-coupling portion, so that the coupling member is coupled to the liquid ejecting head.
Abstract: A liquid ejecting unit includes: a liquid ejecting head configured to eject a liquid; a flow channel member that is attached to the liquid ejecting head and that supplies the liquid to the liquid ejecting head; and an electric coupling member configured to supply a signal to the liquid ejecting head, in which the electric coupling member has a first electric coupling portion, the liquid ejecting head has a second electric coupling portion electrically coupled to the first electric coupling portion, and the flow channel member restricts the electric coupling member from moving in a direction in which the first electric coupling portion is removed from the second electric coupling portion.
Abstract: This semiconductor device includes: a first insulation resin portion formed on the mounting surface side of a lead frame; a second insulation resin portion formed on the heat dissipation surface side of the lead frame; and a heatsink fixed to the heat dissipation surface of the second insulation resin portion, wherein the second insulation resin portion has a second skirt portion formed at an end of a thin molded portion, the first insulation resin portion has a first skirt portion covering the second skirt portion, and an outer peripheral surface part of the second skirt portion has a first end connected to the lead frame and the first skirt portion, a second end connected to the heatsink, and at least one bent portion formed between the first end and the second end.
Abstract: A turbo fluid machine includes a housing, a rotating member, and a motor. Part of fluid compressed by a compressor impeller is introduced into a motor accommodation space through an inlet-side flow passage that has an inlet-side fixed throttle, and is discharged from the motor accommodation space through an outlet-side flow passage that has an outlet-side fixed throttle. The outlet-side flow passage includes a connection part connecting to the motor accommodation space. The connection part is formed separately from a clearance between a second partition wall and a shaft, and is located opposite to a connection part of the inlet-side flow passage connecting to the motor accommodation space across the motor in an axial direction of the shaft. The inlet-side fixed throttle and the outlet-side fixed throttle are configured such that pressure in the motor accommodation space is higher than pressure in a turbine-wheel back pressure region.
Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a carriage that mounts a liquid ejecting head provided with a nozzle surface in which nozzles to eject a liquid are formed, and is configured to move the liquid ejecting head between an ejection area used to cause the liquid ejecting head to eject the liquid onto a medium and a maintenance area used to perform maintenance of the liquid ejecting head, and a liquid receiving portion that has a size equal to or larger than the nozzle surface, is opposed to the nozzle surface located at a detachment position defined in the maintenance area, and receives the liquid discharged from the nozzles when detaching a liquid supply coupling portion detachably coupled to the liquid ejecting head.
Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a fixation member that can be located at a fixation position where a liquid supply coupling portion is coupled to a liquid ejecting head mounted on a carriage and is fixed to the carriage and at a release position where the fixation is released, and a carriage cover provided to the carriage such that the carriage cover is located at a closed position and covers an upper part of the carriage when the liquid ejecting head ejects the liquid. The carriage cover includes a contact portion that comes into contact with the fixation member when the carriage cover is located at a position different from the closed position in a case in which the fixation member is located at the release position.
Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a transporting unit configured to transport a medium, a printing unit configured to perform printing on the medium, a cutting unit located downstream of the printing unit in a transport direction of the medium, and configured to cut the medium, and a blowing unit configured to deliver gas from upstream of the cutting unit in the transport direction of the medium toward downstream of the cutting unit.
Abstract: A device includes: N communication modules, a selector that selects one communication module, an obtainer that obtains a reception strength of a signal, a generator that generates an image that includes 2N display regions associated with the N communication modules in order of communication speed from slower to faster per two display regions counted from a reference position along one direction, and a display. The generator generates, as the image, an image displaying (i) a graphic of a first type in, among the two display regions associated with the one communication module, more display regions counted from proximity to the reference position along the one direction, with an increase in the reception strength of the one communication module, and (ii) the graphic of the first type in each of two display regions associated with a communication module that communicates at a slower speed than the one communication module.
Abstract: A device management method executed in a server communicatively connected, via a network, to a plurality of devices and a first operation device associated with a first user identifier identifying a first user, includes: receiving, from the first operation device, a request to associate the first user identifier and a first device identifier identifying a first device among the plurality of devices; and when, in correspondence information stored in a storage device and including device identifiers identifying devices associated with user identifiers identifying users, (i) the first device identifier is associated with a second user identifier different from the first user identifier and (ii) the first user identifier is associated with a second device identifier identifying a second device different from the first device among the plurality of devices, storing the second device identifier and the second user identifier in association with each other.