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).

  • Patent number: 10939012
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10913347
    Abstract: An engine is a rear exhaust engine provided with an exhaust system component on a rear side in a vehicle front-rear direction. This engine includes a first flow rectifying member, provided above the engine, that subjects traveling wind to flow rectification so that the traveling wind flows rearward and a second flow rectifying member, disposed adjacently to a rear side of the first flow rectifying member, that subjects the traveling wind, subjected to flow rectification by the first flow rectifying member, to flow rectification so that the traveling wind is directed to the exhaust system component, in which fuel system components are disposed below the first flow rectifying member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Saito, Takashi Kashiwabara, Masayuki Furutani, Ryosuke Kawafune
  • Publication number: 20210021131
    Abstract: An electric power controlling section which controls transmission and reception of electric power between power grid and an electric power storage device, an energy source producing section which utilizes electric power supplied from power grid to produce an energy source, an energy information obtaining section which obtains information indicating a first electric amount which is the electric power amount supplied by the electric power storage device to the power grid during a first period, and a corresponding amount determining section which determines a first corresponding amount which is the amount of the energy source produced by the energy source producing section utilizing the amount of electric power corresponding to the first electric amount are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Ken HANAYAMA, Kanako IKEDA, Hidekazu SAITO, Daijiro TAKIZAWA, Keiichi IGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210012760
    Abstract: A keyboard includes a frame and a plurality of mass bodies. The mass bodies are arranged in parallel to each other. Each of the mass bodies is pivotally supported to pivot about a pivot fulcrum with respect to the frame. The mass bodies are at least one of a plurality of keys configured to be directly operated, a plurality of interlocking members configured to pivot in conjunction with a corresponding one of the plurality of keys, embedded members in the plurality of keys or embedded members in the plurality of interlocking members. At least some of the mass bodies include notched portions being arranged in order from a pitch, which is equal to or greater than a lowest pitch, to a highest pitch. The notched portions are different from each other in at least one of size, position, or distance from the pivot fulcrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Shunsuke SAITO, Ken TAKAHASHI, Ichiro OSUGA
  • Publication number: 20200412886
    Abstract: A server may store first device identification information identifying a first device. The server may, in a case where alert information is received, store restriction information in the memory in association with the first device identification information; receive second sending information from the first device; and in a case where the second sending information is received from the first device in a state where the restriction information is not stored in association with the first device identification information, send a second email with a first email address as a destination stored in association with the first device identification information, wherein in a case where the second sending information is received from the first device in a state where the restriction information is stored in association with the first device identification information, the sending of the second email is restricted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Ken SAITO
  • Publication number: 20200401073
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: a movable intermediate transfer member onto which a toner image borne by an image bearing member is to be transferred; a detection unit configured to irradiate the toner image on the intermediate transfer member with light to detect reflected light; and a control unit configured to adjust a condition for forming the toner image based on a detection result of the detection unit, wherein a plurality of grooves extending along a movement direction of the intermediate transfer member are formed in a surface of the intermediate transfer member in a width direction intersecting the movement direction, and wherein grooves, formed within a range of the intermediate transfer member to which the light is irradiated by the detection unit, among the plurality of grooves are formed so that intervals each between adjacent grooves with respect to the width direction are regularly changed within a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Shuji Saito, Seiji Nakahara, Ken Yokoyama, Hiroshi Kita, Koujirou Izumidate, Kazushi Ino
  • Publication number: 20200382393
    Abstract: A network 50 is hierarchically divided into network devices 501 to 506, areas, and the like to be monitoring targets, and a monitoring device 100 monitors a divided monitoring target. A monitoring device of an N-th layer (here, N?2) that is an upper layer with respect to a first layer monitors information of reachability between user connection points received from a monitoring device of an (N?1)-th layer that is a lower layer and network devices connecting monitoring targets of the (N?1)-th layer making up monitoring targets of the N-th layer and connection statuses between the network devices and areas that are monitoring targets. The monitoring device determines the presence/absence of reachability between user connection points belonging to different monitoring targets of the (N?1)-th layer on the basis of this reachability and the connection statuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakatsukasa, Masatoshi Saito, Ken Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10855876
    Abstract: In response to a position information request, a controller in a management system transmits original image position information to an image processing device such that the controller transmits first and second original image position information, respectively, in response to first and second position information requests that are different from each other, first and second original image storage positions indicated by the first and second original image position information being different from each other. The controller receives original image data from the image processing device that has accessed by using the original image position information, stores the original image data at an original image storage position, and transmits code data to the image processing device. In response to a target image data request from a terminal device that has acquired target image position information by reading a code image, the controller transmits target image data to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Publication number: 20200341441
    Abstract: An energy system is provided, including: a first placement unit for removably placing a mobile energy storage device capable of storing energy or energy sources; a second placement unit for removably placing the mobile energy storage device; an abnormality acquiring unit for acquiring an abnormality on an energy path used for energy exchange, the energy path built between a first energy consumer having the first placement unit and a first energy consuming device, and a second energy consumer having the second placement unit and a second energy consuming device; a mobile object for autonomously moving with the mobile energy storage device loaded thereon, so as to remove the mobile energy storage device from the first placement unit and place the mobile energy storage device on the second placement unit, if the abnormality acquiring unit acquires an abnormality when the mobile energy storage device is placed on the first placement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Daijiro TAKIZAWA, Hidekazu SAITO, Ken HANAYAMA, Kanako IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10817205
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaki Nakamura, Hideo Saito, Ken Nomura
  • Patent number: 10811081
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are drawn to apparatuses and methods for charging memory data lines when a high charge level is to be written to a memory. The apparatus may include a write amplifier that includes one or more additional pull-up drivers for charging the memory data lines. Control logic may control when additional pull-up drivers are activated. Control logic may control when main data lines are coupled to shared data lines. Methods for charging memory data lines may include providing control signals that indicate which main data lines are coupled to shared data lines and when a write command is received. Methods may include providing a signal that is indicative of the data to be written. The control signals and signal indicative of the data to be written may be used to activate one or more pull-up drivers to charge one or more data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Takayama, Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10804615
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Shiozaki, Tomohiro Yui, Ken Takahashi, Yuichi Kashino, Kouji Suzuki, Noriaki Saito, Shigeki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10798269
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Ishibashi, Tatsuhiko Sone, Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10790582
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Shiozaki, Ken Takahashi, Tomohiro Yui, Noriaki Saito, Kouji Suzuki, Yuichi Kashino
  • Patent number: 10778028
    Abstract: Disclosed is a power information management system including a supply information acquisition unit configured to acquire an amount of supplied power correlation correlating with an amount of externally-supplied power, which is an amount of power supplied to an external by a power supplier/demander having at least one of a power generation apparatus and a power storage apparatus; a receipt information acquisition unit configured to acquire an amount of received power correlation correlating with an amount of externally-received power, which is an amount of power received from an external by the power supplier/demander; and an available amount determination unit configured to determine an amount of available power correlation that can be available by the power supplier/demander, the amount of available power correlation correlating with an amount of power that can be used, profited or disposed by the power supplier/demander.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Saito, Ken Hanayama, Kanako Ikeda, Daijiro Takizawa, Keiichi Iguchi, Shuji Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10749866
    Abstract: A registration mediating server may send to a function mediating server a first authentication information request, receive from the function mediating server first authentication information, send to the function mediating server an execution information request, receive from the function mediating server specific execution information, and send to a specific server communication information including the first authentication information and the specific execution information. The specific server may register the communication information, receive from a sound input device a first function execution request, extract the first authentication information and the specific execution information, and send to the function mediating server a second function execution request including related information which is related to the extracted specific execution information by using the first authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10742836
    Abstract: In a server, a memory stores first correlation information for correlating first group identification information with both first device information assigned to a first communication device and second device information assigned to a second communication device. A first group includes the first communication device and the second communication device. In a case where device information matching the first device information and authentication information matching the first authentication information are received from the first communication device, the processor transmits to the first communication device a second file generated using a first file which is stored correlated with the first authentication information in the memory. In a case where device information matching the second device information and authentication information matching the first authentication information are received from the second communication device, the processor transmits to the second communication device the second file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Publication number: 20200244512
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The processor executes computer-readable instructions stored in the memory. The instructions instruct the communication apparatus to establish a first network including the communication apparatus and a first device. The instructions instruct the communication apparatus to establish a second network including the communication apparatus and a second device. The instructions instruct the communication apparatus to determine a target IP address. Determining the target IP address includes identifying a particular IP address, which is an IP address of the communication apparatus used in the second type network. Determining the target IP address includes generating the target IP address to be within a particular range using the particular IP address. The particular range is a range of IP addresses that are not available in the second type network. The instructions instruct the communication apparatus to assign the target IP address to the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken SAITO
  • Publication number: 20200214167
    Abstract: A heat dissipation structure of an electronic device, includes: a metal case; and a rigid flexible board housed in the metal case and comprising a rigid portion and a flex portion connected to the rigid portion. At least part of the flex portion contacts the metal case to allow heat generated by an electronic component mounted on the rigid portion to be released to the metal case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshinobu HATANO, Makoto SAITO, Ken NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200194051
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are drawn to apparatuses and methods for charging memory data lines when a high charge level is to be written to a memory. The apparatus may include a write amplifier that includes one or more additional pull-up drivers for charging the memory data lines. Control logic may control when additional pull-up drivers are activated. Control logic may control when main data lines are coupled to shared data lines. Methods for charging memory data lines may include providing control signals that indicate which main data lines are coupled to shared data lines and when a write command is received. Methods may include providing a signal that is indicative of the data to be written. The control signals and signal indicative of the data to be written may be used to activate one or more pull-up drivers to charge one or more data lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Takayama, Ken Saito