Patents by Inventor Kenichi Sawada

Kenichi Sawada 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: 11065903
    Abstract: A gravure printing plate includes a cylindrical or substantially cylindrical gravure roller with a peripheral surface. Plural cells corresponding to a pattern to be printed are disposed on the peripheral surface of the gravure roller. First and second regions are provided on the peripheral surface of the gravure roller. The pattern to be printed includes at least two patterns. Plural cells corresponding to one of the two patterns are disposed in the first region. Plural cells corresponding to the other one of the two patterns are disposed in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Sawada, Kenichi Togo
  • Publication number: 20210013130
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes: a circuit board; a semiconductor chip having a first electrode pad on a first surface, bonded to the circuit board at a second surface that is opposite to the first surface, and having side surfaces intersecting the first surface and the second surface; an external terminal electrically connected to the first electrode pad; and an insulating member configured to fix the external terminal, wherein by the insulating member contacting the side surfaces of the semiconductor chip at a plurality of locations, parallel movement and rotational movement of the semiconductor chip relative to the insulating member in a plane parallel, to the first surface are restricted, and wherein the external terminal penetrates the insulating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichi SAWADA, Jiro SHINKAI, So TANAKA, Hirotaka OOMORI
  • Publication number: 20200321271
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes a semiconductor chip having a first surface provided with a first electrode pad and a second surface, opposite to the first surface, provided with a second electrode pad, a first substrate connected to the first electrode pad, a second substrate provided on the side of the second surface, and a conductor section, electrically connecting the second electrode pad and the second substrate, and having a size greater than the second electrode pad in a plan view viewed from the side of the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi SAWADA, Jiro SHINKAI
  • Patent number: 10606531
    Abstract: An image processing device capable of executing a plurality of jobs that differ in kind, the image processing device includes: a controller that controls execution of an input job; and a detection part that, on the basis of a voice detected by a voice detector, detects that any of a plurality of predetermined target voices has been emitted, wherein in a case where it is detected that the target voice has been emitted during a target setting period corresponding to a job that is being executed, among setting periods that are defined beforehand according to kinds of jobs respectively, the controller stops the execution of the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoko Maruyama, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Atsushi Tomita, Kenichi Sawada, Hiroshi Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20190141206
    Abstract: An image processing system includes: an image processing device that comprises a first display and a first hardware processor; and an information processing device that communicates with the image processing device, and comprises: a second display on which a second screen same as a first screen being displayed on the first display is displayed; and a second hardware processor, wherein one of the first and second hardware processors determines whether a screen display standard of the first display is left or right standard and whether a screen display standard of the second display is left or right standard, and inverts the second screen that is same as the first screen being displayed on the first display and is displayed on the second display right and left, when the screen display standards of the first and second displays are determined to be different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tomita, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Tomoko Maruyama, Kenichi Sawada, Hiroshi Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20190129665
    Abstract: An image processing device capable of executing a plurality of jobs that differ in kind, the image processing device includes: a controller that controls execution of an input job; and a detection part that, on the basis of a voice detected by a voice detector, detects that any of a plurality of predetermined target voices has been emitted, wherein in a case where it is detected that the target voice has been emitted during a target setting period corresponding to a job that is being executed, among setting periods that are defined beforehand according to kinds of jobs respectively, the controller stops the execution of the job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoko Maruyama, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Atsushi Tomita, Kenichi Sawada, Hiroshi Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10275035
    Abstract: A device for determining a gesture includes a display portion for selectively displaying one of screens; a storage portion for storing, for each of the screens, a rule used for distinguishing between gestures; a detection portion for detecting a motion made by a user; and a determination portion for identifying, from among the gestures, a gesture represented by the motion detected by the detection portion based on the rule for a current screen, the current screen being one of the screens and being displayed at a time when the motion has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugiura, Hiroshi Iwamoto, Kenichi Sawada, Takeshi Hibino, Tomoko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10228843
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display for displaying operational information for executing image processing, an operation unit for giving an input instruction in association with a display region appearing on the display, and a controller for controlling the display in accordance with the input instruction on the operation unit. The controller is configured to determine whether an input instruction of a flick operation is given through the operation unit in association with a prescribed display region appearing on the display. If it is determined that the input instruction of the flick operation is given, the controller is configured to enlarge a range of the prescribed display region in which the input instruction is allowed, and to display the enlarged display region on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kurumasa, Kenichi Sawada, Masahiro Imamura, Atsushi Tomita, Tetsuya Tokumoto, Ryosuke Nishimura, Takatsugu Kuno
  • Patent number: 9966334
    Abstract: A semiconductor module (10A) according to one embodiment includes: vertical first and second transistor chips (12A, 12B), wherein a second main electrode pad (20) formed on a back surface of the first transistor chip is mounted on and connected to a first wiring pattern (74) on the substrate, a first control electrode pad (16) formed together with a first main electrode pad on a front surface of the first transistor chip is electrically connected to a second wiring pattern (76) on the substrate, third main electrode pad (18) formed together with a second control electrode pad on a front surface of the second transistor is mounted on and connected to the first wiring pattern, and the second control electrode pad (16) formed on a back surface of the second transistor chip is electrically connected to a third wiring pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Sawada
  • Patent number: 9947639
    Abstract: A semiconductor module (10A) according to one embodiment includes a plurality of first and second transistor chips (hereinafter, first and second transistors) (12A, 12B) and a substrate (90). In each of the first and second transistors, first and second main electrode pads (18, 20) are each electrically connected together; the second main electrode pads of the first transistors are electrically connected to the first main electrode pads of the second transistors; control electrode pads of the first and second transistors are respectively connected to first and second control electrode wiring patterns (94, 98) on the substrate via first and second resistance parts (13A, 13B); and the first and second resistance parts respectively have a plurality of first and second resistance elements (72A, 72B) each connected to the corresponding control electrode pad, and first and second linking parts (74A, 74B) respectively linking the plurality of first and second resistance elements together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Sawada
  • Publication number: 20170287828
    Abstract: A semiconductor module (10A) according to one embodiment includes: vertical first and second transistor chips (12A, 12B), wherein a second main electrode pad (20) formed on a back surface of the first transistor chip is mounted on and connected to a first wiring pattern (74) on the substrate, a first control electrode pad (16) formed together with a first main electrode pad on a front surface of the first transistor chip is electrically connected to a second wiring pattern (76) on the substrate, third main electrode pad (18) formed together with a second control electrode pad on a front surface of the second transistor is mounted on and connected to the first wiring pattern, and the second control electrode pad (16) formed on a back surface of the second transistor chip is electrically connected to a third wiring pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Sawada
  • Publication number: 20170278824
    Abstract: A semiconductor module (10A) according to one embodiment includes a plurality of first and second transistor chips (hereinafter, first and second transistors) (12A, 12B) and a substrate (90). In each of the first and second transistors, first and second main electrode pads (18, 20) are each electrically connected together; the second main electrode pads of the first transistors are electrically connected to the first main electrode pads of the second transistors; control electrode pads of the first and second transistors are respectively connected to first and second control electrode wiring patterns (94, 98) on the substrate via first and second resistance parts (13A, 13B); and the first and second resistance parts respectively have a plurality of first and second resistance elements (72A, 72B) each connected to the corresponding control electrode pad, and first and second linking parts (74A, 74B) respectively linking the plurality of first and second resistance elements together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Sawada
  • Patent number: 9141269
    Abstract: A display system includes an image forming device and a mobile communication terminal. In the display system, the mobile communication terminal accepts a flick manipulation to move the screen, and transmits flick information on the accepted flick manipulation to the image forming device. The image forming device decides an area, which is a part of the screen of the mobile communication terminal and in which display is changed when the screen is moving, and sequentially transmits to the mobile communication terminal positional information on the decided area and screen data of the screen before the movement is completed since the movement is started, which is decided based on the flick information in the decided area. The mobile communication terminal displays the screen in the area of the transmitted positional information based on the transmitted screen data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Koichi Amiya, Takatsugu Kuno, Hiroshi Murakami, Yusaku Tanaka, Hiroshi Iwamoto, Kenichi Sawada
  • Patent number: 9123247
    Abstract: A surrounding area monitoring apparatus for vehicle includes an infrared camera mounted on a vehicle for capturing images of surrounding area around the vehicle, a unit for generating and displaying images based on image data captured by the camera, and a controller for calibrating output of the camera with respect to a relation between pixels, based on image data produced by imaging a surface of a shutter that opens and closes an aperture introducing a light to the camera, The controller estimates whether a temperature of the camera is stable, based on an operation state of the vehicle, and determines a possibility that a driver is looking at the unit, based on a behavior of the vehicle. When the temperature of the camera is estimated stable and the possibility that the driver is looking at the unit is determined to be low, the means for calibrating executes the calibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Negoro, Yuji Yokochi, Naoto Akutsu, Morimichi Nishigaki, Kenichi Sawada, Fuminori Taniguchi, Nobuhiko Fujii
  • Patent number: 9069461
    Abstract: A display system includes an image forming apparatus for storing screen data and a portable information terminal for displaying a screen based on the screen data stored by the image forming apparatus. The display system accepts flick operation for requesting movement of a screen at the portable communication terminal and transmits flick information concerning the flick operation to the image forming apparatus. The display system successively transmits screen data of screens from the start of movement to completion of movement from the image forming apparatus to the portable communication terminal, based on the flick information. The display system displays a screen based on the transmitted screen data on the portable communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Koichi Amiya, Takatsugu Kuno, Hiroshi Iwamoto, Hiroshi Murakami, Yusaku Tanaka, Kenichi Sawada
  • Patent number: 9036176
    Abstract: An MFP (Multifunction Peripheral) receives, from a remote terminal, information on a first operation to request the MFP to execute processing. The MFP transmits, to the remote terminal, information on a screen in accordance with the information on the first operation, and receives, from the remote terminal, a report that a screen in accordance with the transmitted information is displayed on the remote terminal. The MFP receives, from the remote terminal, information on a second operation to request the MFP to execute processing, after receipt of the information on the first operation and before receipt of the report, and decides whether to execute or cancel the processing in accordance with the information on the second operation, depending on the type of the information on the second operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Iwamoto, Kenichi Sawada, Takatsugu Kuno, Koichi Amiya, Yusaku Tanaka, Hiroshi Murakami
  • Patent number: 9030701
    Abstract: An MFP (Multi-Functional Peripheral) as an image forming apparatus displays a remote operation screen that is a screen for operating the MFP on an operation terminal and accepts a print setting and a print execution instruction from the operation terminal through the remote operation screen. The MFP prints the acquired image with the print setting accepted through the remote operation screen if a print execution instruction is accepted through a screen of an application different from an application that accepts a request for display of the remote operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Koichi Amiya, Kenichi Sawada, Hiroshi Murakami, Yusaku Tanaka, Hiroshi Iwamoto, Takatsugu Kuno
  • Patent number: 9026576
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of image processing devices (MFPs) included in an image processing system which includes a storage as well. (1) When the user requests processing a job, (2) the job data is stored in the storage. (3) Each MFP confirms that there is an unprocessed job to be executed, and (4) judges whether the own device can process the job. (5) MFPs that have judged that the own device can process the job stores information of the own device into the storage, and (6) check information stored by other MFPs. (7) One of the MFPs judges that the own device is the most suitable MFP, (11) obtains the job data, and (12) processes the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Sawada, Tomoko Maruyama, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Taisuke Akahori, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Eiichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8988276
    Abstract: A vehicle surroundings monitoring device includes a moving direction determining unit 20 which determines whether a physical body is moving in a traveling direction of a self vehicle or a transverse direction orthogonal to the traveling direction, from a change in a detection position of the physical body by a laser radar 8, wherein a classification determining unit 21 executes a first classification determining process of determining the physical body determined to be moving in the traveling direction as a four-wheel vehicle when dimensions of the physical body obtained from the detected position by the laser radar 8 is within a range of A1, and a second classification determining process of determining the physical body determined to be moving in the transverse direction as the four-wheel vehicle when the dimensions of the physical body obtained from the detected position by the laser radar 8 is within a range of B1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Morimichi Nishigaki, Yuji Yokochi, Atsuhiro Eguchi, Masaki Negoro, Kenichi Sawada
  • Patent number: 8988132
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor device which avoids an adverse effect of high temperatures due to a switching element and in which a circuit to prevent false firing is arranged on the same substrate as the switching element. An N-channel type MOSFET 10 and a JFET 30 of an N-channel type containing a semiconductor material of silicon carbide are individually arranged in proximity on conductive patterns 51, 52 on a substrate 5, and a gate electrode 13 of the MOSFET 10 and a drain electrode 31 of the JFET 30 are connected by a lead 61. When an external drive signal for on/off control of MOSFET 10 propagates between source electrode 32 and drain electrode 31 of JFET 30, the channel resistance of JFET 30 is changed to a large/small value according to a low/high level of gate voltage between source electrode 32 and gate electrode 33, whereby a leading edge of a switching waveform between drain electrode 11 and source electrode 12 of MOSFET 10 comes to have a gentler slope than a trailing edge thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Sawada