Patents by Inventor Ken Saito

Ken Saito 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: 20190332040
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an intermediate transfer member. The intermediate transfer member includes a layer made of an acrylic copolymer. A plurality of grooves is formed in the layer along a moving direction of the intermediate transfer member across a width direction of the intermediate transfer member. A groove distance that is an average distance between adjoining grooves of the plurality of grooves in the width direction of the intermediate transfer member is 2 ?m or more and 10 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Ken Yokoyama, Shuji Saito, Koujirou Izumidate
  • Publication number: 20190332038
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer belt includes, on a surface in contact with a photosensitive drum and a cleaning blade, a plurality of grooves formed along a moving direction of the intermediate transfer belt in a width direction which intersects the moving direction of the intermediate transfer belt. Further, the intermediate transfer belt includes a plurality of first regions in which adjacent grooves in the width direction are arranged at a predetermined interval, and a second region which is positioned between the plurality of first regions and in which an interval between adjacent grooves in the width direction is different from the predetermined interval. The second region is arranged outside, in the width direction of the intermediate transfer belt, a range in which a patch toner is to be formed in concentration correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Shuji Saito, Ken Yokoyama, Noriaki Egawa, Koujirou Izumidate, Masatsugu Toyonori
  • Patent number: 10445032
    Abstract: A management server receives a location information request from an image processing apparatus. The location information request is for requesting location information of the management server. The location information is for allowing a terminal device to transmit original image data to the management server. The management server transmits the location information to the image processing apparatus as a response to the location information request. The management server receives the original image data which is transmitted from the terminal device by using the location data. The management server stores the received original image data. The management server transmits identification information identifying the original image data to the terminal device. The management server receives specific information which enables specification of the identification information from the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Publication number: 20190268499
    Abstract: A communication system including an image processing apparatus configured to, in response to receiving acquisition instruction information from a server via indirect communication, receive authentication information from an information processing terminal device via near-field wireless communication, transmit the received authentication information to the server via the indirect communication, and in response to receiving communication instruction information, which indicates a method for data communication with a service providing apparatus, from the server via the indirect communication, perform data communication with the service providing apparatus in accordance with the received communication instruction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki ISHIBASHI, Tatsuhiko SONE, Ken SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190265904
    Abstract: Processing efficiency of a computer using a volume and processing efficiency of another computer using another volume corresponding to the volume can be maintained at high levels. In a computer system, a storage apparatus is able to provide a certain volume to a computer, and another storage apparatus provides data to the computer by causing a virtualization function to point to another volume from the certain volume and copying data from the other volume to the certain volume. An upper limit on the number of pages copiable from the other volume to the certain volume of the storage apparatus is set. A CPU of the other storage apparatus copies data in an amount equal to or smaller than the upper limit from a page among multiple pages of the other volume to a storage region corresponding to a page forming the certain volume of the storage apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takaki Nakamura, Hideo Saito, Ken Nomura
  • Publication number: 20190245854
    Abstract: A server may receive a target e-mail address from a terminal device; store in the memory the target e-mail address and authentication information in association with each other; send a first e-mail including the target e-mail address, as a destination address, and the authentication information; receive the authentication information from the first communication device; specify the target e-mail address associated with the authentication information in the memory; and execute a predetermined process by using the target e-mail address, the predetermined process being a process which is necessary for the server or the first communication device to send a second e-mail including the target e-mail address, as a destination address, and related information related to the first communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: Ken SAITO
  • Patent number: 10375267
    Abstract: A mediation server may receive image data from a scanner via a network, the image data being generated by the scanner scanning each of M pieces of manuscripts sequentially, analyze the image data so as to specify separation image data which is a part of the image data, the separation image data representing a predetermined separation manuscript, and send first target data to a first destination and second target data to a second destination via the network, the first target data being obtained by using first partial image data representing at least one piece of manuscript among one or more pieces of manuscripts to be scanned after the separation manuscript, the second target data being obtained by using second partial image data representing at least one piece of manuscript among one or more pieces of manuscripts to be scanned before the separation manuscript.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10365418
    Abstract: The disclosed retroreflective sheet contains a retroreflective layer and a polyurethane surface protecting layer, wherein the surface protecting layer contains at least a reaction product of a polyol with either a polyester backbone or a polycarbonate backbone and a trifunctional or higher aliphatic isocyanate, and the glass transition temperature Tg of the surface protecting layer is 50° C. or higher, and the tan ? of the loss tangent at 120° C. is 0.1 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Saori Ueda, Toshitaka Nakajima, Yorinobu Takamatsu, Ken Egashira, Koji Saito
  • Publication number: 20190222714
    Abstract: A controller in a management system performs: in response to receiving a first request, transmitting first information to an image-processing apparatus, the transmitted first information being acquired by a terminal apparatus; receiving the first information acquired by the terminal apparatus and original image data stored in the terminal apparatus; storing the received original image data at a first storage location in the image data storage, the first storage location being specified by the received first information; receiving a second request; in response to receiving the second request, transmitting the second information to the image-processing apparatus; receiving the second information and a third request from the image-processing apparatus; and in response to receiving the third request; transmitting target image data based on the received original image data to the image-processing apparatus, the target image data being stored in the second storage location specified by the received second informati
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Ken SAITO
  • Patent number: 10350987
    Abstract: In a rear exhaust engine, an upper portion of a rear portion of a head cover is provided with a first flow redirecting member facing upward and extending rearward and downward toward an exhaust device. A shield cover extending in a width direction of a vehicle is provided behind the first flow redirecting member. The shield cover has a shield surface extending from an upper end portion of the head cover toward a hood and directed rearward. The shield cover is designed such that its upper end is located below a rear end of the first flow redirecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Saito, Yasuhiro Okasako
  • Publication number: 20190210878
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a CNT yarn having excellent conductivity and strength, and a method for producing the same. The present invention provides a drawn yarn comprising carbon nanotubes and having a drawing rate of 10 to 50%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ken MUKAI, Kinji ASAKA, Takeshi SAITO, Motoo YUMURA
  • Patent number: 10339105
    Abstract: A relay server configured to relay service provision from a service provision server to a communication apparatus. The relay server is configured to perform receiving, in a case that a predetermined instruction is provided to the communication apparatus, a request for specific screen data from the communication apparatus, receiving, in a case that the request for the specific screen data is received, first folder relation information related to a first folder, which is a target folder of past data communication, from a database separately configured from the service provision server and the communication apparatus, generating the specific screen data by which a folder name of the first folder received by using the first folder relation information is preferentially displayed on the communication apparatus, and supplying the generated specific screen data to the communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken Saito, Masafumi Miyazawa
  • Publication number: 20190171399
    Abstract: A management server receives a location information request from an image processing apparatus. The location information request is for requesting location information of the management server. The location information is for allowing a terminal device to transmit original image data to the management server. The management server transmits the location information to the image processing apparatus as a response to the location information request. The management server receives the original image data which is transmitted from the terminal device by using the location data. The management server stores the received original image data. The management server transmits identification information identifying the original image data to the terminal device. The management server receives specific information which enables specification of the identification information from the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Ken SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190165462
    Abstract: An antenna device that has a housing formed with a window surface and transmits and receives an electromagnetic wave through a cover member facing the window surface, the antenna device having a length in a direction of transmitting and receiving the electromagnetic wave that is greater than a height thereof, comprises: a circuit board that is provided inside the housing; a reflection plate that is provided inside the housing and faces a board surface of the circuit board; a transmitting antenna that is provided inside the housing and transmits the electromagnetic wave to a side of the reflection plate; and a receiving antenna that is provided inside the housing and receives the electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: RYOSUKE SHIOZAKI, KEN TAKAHASHI, TOMOHIRO YUI, NORIAKI SAITO, KOUJI SUZUKI, YUICHI KASHINO
  • Publication number: 20190165482
    Abstract: A radar device includes: a case having an opening at the front in a forward direction, which is a transmission direction of electromagnetic waves; a circuit board placed in the case, the circuit board having first and second circuit board parts, one component side of the first circuit board part facing in the forward direction, the component sides of the second circuit board part extending along the forward direction; a transmission antenna and reception antenna composed of a plurality of antenna elements placed into an array in a direction crossing the forward direction in an area, facing in the forward direction, on the circuit board; and a dielectric lens having a semi-cylindrical or parabolic cylindrical shape in the forward direction, the dielectric lens being placed in the opening in the case so as to extend along a direction in which the plurality of antenna elements are placed into an array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: RYOSUKE SHIOZAKI, TOMOHIRO YUI, KEN TAKAHASHI, YUICHI KASHINO, KOUJI SUZUKI, NORIAKI SAITO, SHIGEKI NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190165484
    Abstract: A radar device includes: a housing that includes an aperture in a front direction as a transmitting direction of an electromagnetic wave; a circuit board disposed in the housing such that a board surface extends along the front direction; an antenna unit that includes antenna elements being arrayed along a direction intersecting the front direction in a region on a side in the front direction of the circuit board, and that transmits the electromagnetic wave to the outside of the housing through the aperture and receives a reflected wave of the electromagnetic wave; and a dielectric lens that is disposed in the aperture of the housing to extend along a direction in which the antenna elements are arrayed and that has a semi-cylindrical shape or a parabolic-cylindrical shape projecting in the front direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: RYOSUKE SHIOZAKI, TOMOHIRO YUI, KEN TAKAHASHI, YUICHI KASHINO, KOUJI SUZUKI, NORIAKI SAITO, SHIGEKI NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190165483
    Abstract: A radar device includes: an antenna unit including antenna elements arrayed along a direction intersecting a front direction in a circuit board, transmitting an electromagnetic wave upward of a board surface of the circuit board, and receiving a reflected wave of the electromagnetic wave; a reflection unit supported above the board surface of the circuit board in a housing, reflecting the electromagnetic wave transmitted from the antenna unit to change a traveling direction of the electromagnetic wave to the front direction, and reflecting the reflected wave from the front direction to change a traveling direction of the reflected wave to a direction toward the antenna unit; and a dielectric lens disposed in an aperture of the housing to extend along a direction in which the antenna elements are arrayed, and having a semi-cylindrical shape or a parabolic-cylindrical shape projecting in the front direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: RYOSUKE SHIOZAKI, TOMOHIRO YUI, KEN TAKAHASHI, YUICHI KASHINO, KOUJI SUZUKI, NORIAKI SAITO, SHIGEKI NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190165461
    Abstract: An antenna device having a case in which an opening is formed transmits and receives an electromagnetic wave through a cover member opposite to the opening. The antenna device includes a circuit board that has a first circuit board part having a component side opposite to the cover member and also has a second circuit board part extending in a direction perpendicular to the component side, the circuit board being disposed in the case. The antenna device also includes a transmission antenna that sends the electromagnetic wave toward the cover member, the transmission antenna being disposed on the component side, and a reception antenna that receives the electromagnetic wave, the reception antenna being disposed on the component side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: RYOSUKE SHIOZAKI, TOMOHIRO YUI, KEN TAKAHASHI, NORIAKI SAITO, KOUJI SUZUKI, YUICHI KASHINO
  • Publication number: 20190165460
    Abstract: An antenna device that includes a housing formed with an window surface and transmits and receives an electromagnetic wave through a cover member facing the window surface, comprises: a transmitting antenna that is provided inside the housing and transmits the electromagnetic wave to a side of the cover member; a receiving antenna that receives the electromagnetic wave; a circuit board that extends along a transmission direction of the electromagnetic wave and includes a board surface provided with the transmitting antenna and the receiving antenna; and a dielectric lens covering the window surface that narrows a beam of the electromagnetic wave transmitted from the transmitting antenna to transmit the beam outside the housing and collects the electromagnetic wave from outside the housing to transmit the electromagnetic wave to the receiving antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: RYOSUKE SHIOZAKI, TOMOHIRO YUI, KOUJI SUZUKI, NORIAKI SAITO, YUICHI KASHINO, KEN TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10298686
    Abstract: There is provided an intermediate server for uploading data from a communication apparatus to a data storage server. While a current target file group including a current document file and some of plural image files to be uploaded is stored in the data storage server, the intermediate server receives an upload command for instructing an upload of a first image file to the data storage server, the current document file including text data for respectively specifying the image files stored in the data storage server. When the upload command is received, the intermediate server uploads the first image file, thereby changing the current target file group into a changed target file group which includes: a changed document file; and the first image file, the changed document file being acquired by adding first text data for specifying the first image file to the current document file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Saito