Patents by Inventor Kazuyuki Shimizu

Kazuyuki Shimizu 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: 11409283
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vehicle state control apparatus, a vehicle state control method, and a vehicle that make it possible to perform driving assistant in a drive-through area. In the drive-through area, a display unit, a window control unit, and the like in addition to a steering mechanism, a braking device, an engine, a driving motor, and a headlamp (not shown) are appropriately controlled on the basis of a result of image recognition output from an MCU to a bus, information supplied from another unit such as a radar and a lidar, and a sensing result from an in-vehicle sensor. That is, in the drive-through area, the state of the vehicle, which includes operations (such as presentation and opening/closing of the window) in addition to driving (travelling), is controlled. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a drive-through area drive control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Marukawa, Noriko Tanaka, Itaru Shimizu, Yasuhiro Yukawa, Shinnosuke Hayamizu
  • Publication number: 20210257664
    Abstract: To provide an electrolyte for a storage device capable of lowering the electric resistance and maintaining a high capacity even after charging and discharging are repeatedly carried out, and a storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: TOMIYAMA PURE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tailu NING, Kazuyuki SHIMIZU, Hiroo NITTA
  • Publication number: 20210043973
    Abstract: To provide a non-aqueous electrolytic solution for a storage device, which can reduce the electric resistance, which is excellent in cycle properties, and which can suppress gas generation by the reaction of the non-aqueous electrolytic solution, and a storage device. A non-aqueous electrolytic solution for a storage device having an electrolyte dissolved in a non-aqueous solvent, wherein the electrolyte is a lithium salt soluble in the non-aqueous solvent, and the non-aqueous electrolytic solution contains an organic sulfone compound represented by the following formula (1): wherein the symbols are as defined in the description.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: TOMIYAMA PURE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tailu NING, Kazuyuki SHIMIZU, Hiroo NITTA
  • Patent number: 10380819
    Abstract: A money handling machine (for example, a money depositing/dispensing machine 100) includes: a coin-roll storage unit (for example, a coin-roll storage device 180) configured to store a coin roll; an authentication unit 107 configured to authenticate an authority of an operator; and a controlling unit 102 configured to control the coin-roll storage unit so as to dispense the coin roll to replenish a plurality of settlement places 20 at a time only when the authority of the operator authenticated by the authentication unit 107 is a predetermined authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shimizu, Isamu Kouno
  • Publication number: 20180320345
    Abstract: An automatic faucet according to the present invention includes a holding portion (6) which holds a water discharge head (3) by fitting a rear end side (3b) of the water discharge head (3) to the support body (1) to be detachable and be capable of being drawn out therefrom and a guide portion (8) which protrudes forward in a drawing out direction (T1) of the water discharge head (3) and engages when the drawn-out water discharge head (3) is returned to a distal end side of the support body (1) to guide the water discharge head (3) in a direction along the drawing out direction (T1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicants: Lixil Corporation, Lixil Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Narumi, Shogo Sato, Shinya Sakata, Kazuyuki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20180286163
    Abstract: A money handling machine (for example, a money depositing/dispensing machine 100) includes: a coin-roll storage unit (for example, a coin-roll storage device 180) configured to store a coin roll; an authentication unit 107 configured to authenticate an authority of an operator; and a controlling unit 102 configured to control the coin-roll storage unit so as to dispense the coin roll to replenish a plurality of settlement places 20 at a time only when the authority of the operator authenticated by the authentication unit 107 is a predetermined authority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki SHIMIZU, Isamu KOUNO
  • Patent number: 8147638
    Abstract: A polarizing plate comprising a polarizing film having thereon a retardation film containing a plasticizer and a cellulose ester, wherein a free volume radius of the retardation film determined by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy is in the range of 0.250-0.310 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shimizu, Toshiaki Shibue, Takashi Murakami
  • Patent number: 8127914
    Abstract: The change replenishment management system includes a coin roll storage (1), a coin change dispenser (3), and a POS register (5). A control unit (16) of the storage (1) detects the presence and the denomination of a coin roll in a storage section of each drawer (11, 12, 13) in accordance with an output signal generated from a detection system (18), and transmits the result of detection to the coin change dispenser (3). When loose coins obtained by unpacking removed coin rolls, which are removed from the storage (1), are introduced into an inlet (30), a control unit (36 or 50) of the change dispenser (3) or register (5) compares the denomination and the number of the loose coins, which are detected by identification unit (31), with the denomination and the number of the removed coin roll determined on the basis of the detection result transmitted from the storage (1), and judging the correspondence therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Tabata, Hiroshi Tone, Yoshiro Oie, Takahiro Washizu, Mikito Imai, Yumiko Imai, legal representative, Koichi Nishida, Tsutomu Iwata, Kazuyuki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20110155306
    Abstract: A polarizing plate comprising a polarizing film having thereon a retardation film containing a plasticizer and a cellulose ester, wherein a free volume radius of the retardation film determined by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy is in the range of 0.250-0.310 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA OPTO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki SHIMIZU, Toshiaki SHIBUE, Takashi MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 7967125
    Abstract: A deformed-coin detector accurately detecting a deformed coin without being affected by a variation in transporting speed of a coin. A coin transported along a coin transporting face comes into contact with detecting elements of coin-thickness detecting bodies, the detecting elements move by a distance corresponding to the dimension of the coin in its thickness direction and simultaneously, light shielding portions of the coin-thickness detecting bodies move. A light detecting portion detects a light shielding amount that varies due to movement of the light shielding portions. A coin denomination determining unit determines a denomination of the coin transported along the coin transporting face and reads a reference light-shielding amount pre-stored in a reference light shielding amount storing unit regarding the denomination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ishimatsu, Satoru Katori, Kazuyuki Shimizu, Yasushi Hiraoka, Osamu Uehara
  • Publication number: 20110127286
    Abstract: The change replenishment management system includes a coin roll storage (1), a coin change dispenser (3), and a POS register (5). A control unit (16) of the storage (1) detects the presence and the denomination of a coin roll in a storage section of each drawer (11, 12, 13) in accordance with an output signal generated from a detection system (18), and transmits the result of detection to the coin change dispenser (3). When loose coins obtained by unpacking removed coin rolls, which are removed from the storage (1), are introduced into an inlet (30), a control unit (36 or 50) of the change dispenser (3) or register (5) compares the denomination and the number of the loose coins, which are detected by identification unit (31), with the denomination and the number of the removed coin roll determined on the basis of the detection result transmitted from the storage (1), and judging the correspondence therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuichi TABATA, Hiroshi TONE, Yoshiro OIE, Takahiro WASHIZU, Mikito IMAI, Koichi NISHIDA, Tsutomu IWATA, Kazuyuki SHIMIZU, Yumiko IMAI
  • Patent number: 7896149
    Abstract: The change replenishment management system includes a coin roll storage (1), a coin change dispenser (3), and a POS register (5). A control unit (16) of the storage (1) detects the presence and the denomination of a coin roll in a storage section of each drawer (11, 12, 13) in accordance with an output signal generated from a detection system (18), and transmits the result of detection to the coin change dispenser (3). When loose coins obtained by unpacking removed coin rolls, which are removed from the storage (1), are introduced into an inlet (30), a control unit (36 or 50) of the change dispenser (3) or register (5) compares the denomination and the number of the loose coins, which are detected by identification unit (31), with the denomination and the number of the removed coin roll determined on the basis of the detection result transmitted from the storage (1), and judging the correspondence therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Tabata, Hiroshi Tone, Yoshiro Oie, Takahiro Washizu, Mikito Imai, Yumiko Imai, legal representative, Koichi Nishida, Tsutomu Iwata, Kazuyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7870942
    Abstract: A coin-roll storage 1 comprises a storage body 1a and a coin-roll drawer 11 (12, 13) having a plurality of coin-roll storage portions 14 provided therein, each coin-roll storage portion 14 being adapted for storing one coin roll therein. Each coin-roll storage portion 14 of the coin-roll drawer 11 (12, 13) is adapted for storing therein the coin roll of any denomination. A determination unit 16 is adapted for determining the denomination of each coin roll by detecting an outer diameter, an axial length and material of the coin roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikito Imai, Yumiko Imai, legal representative, Hiroshi Tone, Ryuichi Tabata, Koichi Nishida, Kazuyuki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20100312377
    Abstract: This invention provides a change refill and management system, which can substantially reduce the initial cost for a coin-roll management apparatus, even in the case in which a plurality of register units are provided in the system. The change refill and management system related to this invention includes: a coin-roll management apparatus (20) capable of storing therein coin rolls of a plurality of denominations; and a plurality of register units (10), each register unit (10) including at least a change machine (14) or drawer, more than one register unit (10) being provided to the one coin-roll management apparatus (20) in the vicinity of this coin-roll management apparatus (20). The coin-roll management apparatus (20) includes a coin-roll-total-amount detection unit (22a) for detecting the total amount of money of the coin rolls stored in each coin-roll drawer (23, 24, 25) provided to this coin-roll management apparatus (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Tsutomu Iwata, Kazuyuki Shimizu, Koichi Nishida
  • Publication number: 20100230234
    Abstract: A deformed-coin detector accurately detecting a deformed coin without being affected by a variation in transporting speed of a coin. A coin transported along a coin transporting face comes into contact with detecting elements of coin-thickness detecting bodies, the detecting elements move by a distance corresponding to the dimension of the coin in its thickness direction and simultaneously, light shielding portions of the coin-thickness detecting bodies move. A light detecting portion detects a light shielding amount that varies due to movement of the light shielding portions. A coin denomination determining unit determines a denomination of the coin transported along the coin transporting face and reads a reference light-shielding amount pre-stored in a reference light shielding amount storing unit regarding the denomination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ishimatsu, Satoru Katori, Kazuyuki Shimizu, Yasushi Hiraoka, Osamu Uehara
  • Patent number: 7789212
    Abstract: A change complement and control system according to the present invention comprises a coin-roll storage 1, a money handling machine 3 and a control unit 5. This system is adapted for calculating the number of coin rolls of each denomination newly stored in each coin-roll drawer 11, 12, 13, in a period of time after a first indication is sent and before a second indication is sent by an operator from user indication portions 50a, 50b of the control unit 5. An instruction portion 52 is adapted for providing an instruction, such that money equivalent to the newly stored coin rolls, among the money stored in a money storage portion (i.e., a coin storage portion 106 or banknote storage portion 206), is released from a money releasing portion (i.e., a coin disbursing slot 116 or banknote disbursing slot 216), when the second indication is sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Oie, Kazuyuki Shimizu, Hiroshi Tone, Takahiro Washizu, Ryuichi Tabata
  • Patent number: 7766229
    Abstract: A bill and coin processing system including a bill and coin processing apparatus having: an interface unit capable of exchanging information via a communication unit with the point-of-sales terminal machine; a money receiving unit receiving money by way of a price of a commercial product; a discriminating unit discriminating between at least denominations of the bills and coins received from the money receiving unit; a storing/discharging unit stored with the received bills and coins on the basis of a result of the discrimination made by the discriminating unit and capable of discharging the bills and coins by giving a discharge instruction to the bill and coin processing apparatus from the point-of-sales terminal machine; a money discharging unit discharging the bills and coins outside a machine, which have been discharged from the storing/discharging unit; and a control unit controlling the money discharging unit to discharge the bills and coins from the storing/discharging unit on the basis of a discharge
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Uehara, Takashi Ishimatsu, Kazuyuki Shimizu, Kazuhiro Doi, Koichi Nishida
  • Patent number: 7757833
    Abstract: A currency processing apparatus, which includes a bill processing device for paying dispensing and depositing a bill, a coin processing device for paying dispensing and depositing a coin, and a stacked coin processing device for keeping a stacked coin, comprises inventory management means for administrating cash data of each of the devices, a memory for storing the cash data and remaining data, and controlling means for dispensing currencies deposited into the bill processing device and the coin processing device based on the remaining data stored in the memory and inventory amount in the coin-roll storing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Oie, Kazuyuki Shimizu, Hiroshi Tone, Takahiro Washizu, Ryuichi Tabata
  • Patent number: 7749412
    Abstract: An optical film comprising a cycloolefin resin or a cellulose ester resin, wherein (a) at least one of edges of the optical film is slit; (b) an average surface roughness Ra specified in JISB0601-2001 of a cross-section of the optical film formed by slitting is 0.05 to 0.9 ?m; and (c) a width of the optical film is 1400 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shimizu, Syouichi Sugitani
  • Patent number: 7740120
    Abstract: A money processing system according to the present invention includes a coin change dispenser, a note change dispenser, and a control terminal, each having a control unit. The control units are generally adapted to carrying out a “change dispensing mode” control for receiving money given by a customer and dispensing change as occasion demands, and is adapted to carrying out a “money exchange mode” control, when a money exchange instruction is given from instruction means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Glory Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shimizu, Hajime Murota, Kazuya Itou, Masashi Numaki, Koichi Nishida