Patents by Inventor Kiyoshi Imai

Kiyoshi Imai 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: 11404041
    Abstract: A message management unit receives and accumulates a message, wherein the message is distributed for every update, is the message data representing a latest situation of a competition, an explanation generation unit generates an explanatory text for conveying unconveyed information detected from the message, based on conveyed information, a speech synthesis unit outputs a speech converted from the explanatory text, wherein the explanation generation unit stores the unconveyed information for the explanatory text as the conveyed information, stands by until completion of completion of the speech, and initiates a procedure for generating a new explanatory text based on updated unconveyed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: NIPPON HOSO KYOKAI, NHK Engineering System, Inc.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kumano, Ichiro Yamada, Atsushi Imai, Hideki Sumiyoshi, Yuko Yamanouchi, Toshihiro Shimizu, Nobumasa Seiyama, Shoei Sato, Reiko Saito, Taro Miyazaki, Kiyoshi Kurihara, Manon Ichiki, Tohru Takagi
  • Publication number: 20210389458
    Abstract: Provided are a sensor device and a detection method. The sensor device includes: a light emitting unit transmitting a transmission signal toward a target; a light receiving unit receiving a reflected signal of the transmission signal and generating a binarized signal; a TDC delay line measurement unit and a waveform integration unit generating waveform data indicating temporal changes in the binarized signal and integrating the waveform data to generate integrated waveform data; a stage number calculation unit and a distance conversion unit calculating a near-side distance value and a far-side distance value from intersections of the integrated waveform data and a high threshold value and a low threshold value, respectively; and a determination unit determining whether the target is present on the basis of a distance value calculated from the near-side distance value and the far-side distance value and on the basis of a predetermined distance threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shoichi OHNAKA, Kiyoshi IMAI, Yusuke IIDA, Ryosuke TSUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210018528
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sensor system with which a change in the state of a workpiece which has occurred in a conveyance process can be detennined. The sensor system comprises: a plurality of sensors positioned along a line and measuring data indicating that a workpiece being conveyed upon the line has passed thereby; a plurality of slave units respectively connected to the plurality of sensors and acquiring the data measured by the plurality of sensors; and a master unit connected to the plurality of slave units. The master unit comprises: a storage part for storing the data in association with information which relates to the timing at which the data was measured; and a determination part for comparing the data transmitted from two or more of the plurality of slave units using the information which relates to the timing, and determining a change in the state of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Norihiro TOMAGO, Kiyoshi IMAI, Yusuke IIDA, Yusuke SHIBASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200278290
    Abstract: A tablet measuring apparatus has a stainless steel housing, which contains a measuring section having a conveyance disk and an optical sensor, a tablet feeding section for feeding a tablet to the measuring section, and a recovery section for returning the tablet having undergone a measurement process to a tablet coating apparatus. The optical sensor can be adjusted in its height position by a height adjusting mechanism so that the optical sensor and the tablet can be separated from each other at a predetermined distance. The tablet is sucked to and conveyed by the conveyance disk and, during the conveyance, physical properties of the tablet are measured in a non-contact manner by the optical sensor. Out-of-spec tablets are discharged from a defective product discharging section, while in-spec tablets are fed back to the tablet coating apparatus through the recovery section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Kiyoshi IMAI, Shigemi ISOBE, Takuya NAKAMURA, Hayato MISONO, Masaki TAKEUCHI, Shohei YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10525699
    Abstract: A tablet printing device includes a first conveying disk that conveys a tablet while sucking and supporting a side surface of the tablet and an inkjet head capable of applying print processing to the front and back surfaces of the tablet conveyed by the conveying disk. The tablet is conveyed while being supported by a second conveying disk at its front and back surfaces and subjected to inspection of the side surface by a side surface inspection device. The tablet is transferred from the second conveying disk to the first conveying disk at a tablet delivery part and then supported by a suction hole formed in an end surface of the first conveying disk with the front and back surfaces fully exposed. The front and back surfaces are subjected to print processing ead, followed by print inspection, and only a non-defective tablet is discharged through a non-defective tablet discharge part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FREUND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Imai, Satoshi Murakami, Mutsuhito Yoneta, Yoshito Saji
  • Publication number: 20190336396
    Abstract: A tablet has a hole that can retain an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in a side surface. A tablet production device has a second conveyance disk that conveys the tablet while sucking/supporting the side surface of the tablet, medicinal agent supply device ejects the API into the holes and an inkjet head that prints on the front and back surfaces of the tablets. The tablets are conveyed with the side surface thereof sucked by the second conveyance disk, the medicinal agent supply device adds the API into the holes and the inkjet head prints on the front and back surfaces at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi IMAI, Toshiaki HONDA, Kazuhisa TAKEDA, Eiichi HACHIYA
  • Publication number: 20190290545
    Abstract: A solid pharmaceutical preparation T includes individual identification information 2 that enables identification of an individual who should take the solid pharmaceutical preparation T by visual observation printed on the solid pharmaceutical preparation T, in addition to pharmaceutical preparation information 1 indicated on the solid pharmaceutical preparation T.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventor: Kiyoshi IMAI
  • Patent number: 10415123
    Abstract: The austenitic heat resistant steel of the embodiment contains: 24 to 50% by mass of Ni, 5 to 13% by mass of Cr, 0.1 to 12% by mass of Co, 0.1 to 5% by mass of Nb, 0.1 to 0.5% by mass of V, 1.90 to 2.35% by mass of Ti, 0.01 to 0.30% by mass of Al, 0.001 to 0.01% by mass of B, 0.001 to 0.1% by mass of C, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shun Oinuma, Kiyoshi Imai, Shigekazu Miyashita, Kuniyoshi Nemoto
  • Patent number: 10412062
    Abstract: An editing device generates a first public key and a first private key, receives a manuscript data encrypted using the first public key from an ordering device, and decrypts the encrypted manuscript data using the first private key. The editing device generates, based on the manuscript data, print data encrypted using a second public key generated in a RIP processing device, and deletes the first private key after finishing execution of a job. Using a third public key, the editing device encrypts a log which shows an execution process of the job, the log including information that a finish processing has been executed. The editing device may store the first private key before starting execution of the job, and may control whether the job is to be executed, based on a job ID received from the ordering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Matsuo, Kazuo Isoguchi, Sho Tomioka, Toshio Manki, Tetsuyuki Kitayama, Kenta Nagai, Kiyoshi Imai
  • Publication number: 20190193390
    Abstract: A tablet mark printing method of printing a mark at a splitting position of a tablet having a splitting line on a first surface and not having a splitting line on a second surface, the method including performing splitting line position recognition on the first surface of the tablet and printing the mark at a position corresponding to the splitting position at least on the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Imai, Eiichi Hachiya, Akira Mouri, Mutsuhito Yoneta
  • Publication number: 20190183731
    Abstract: A solid pharmaceutical preparation printing method in which printing is performed on successively-supplied solid pharmaceutical preparations by discharging ink from a nozzle of a printing device based on printing data, the printing data including standard printing data and rotated printing data created by rotating the standard printing data at a selected rotation angle, and the printing based on the rotated printing data being performed in addition to the printing based on the standard printing data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi IMAI, Takerou ADACHI, Takayoshi HOSHINO, Eiichi HACHIYA
  • Publication number: 20190091102
    Abstract: A tablet printing device (1) has a conveying disk (C) that conveys a tablet (3) while sucking and supporting a side surface (5) of the tablet (3) and inkjet heads (4) and (6) capable of applying print processing to the side surface (5) and front and back surfaces (7a) and (7b) of the tablet (3) conveyed by the conveying disk (C). The tablet (3) is transferred from a conveying disk (A) to a conveying disk (B) at a tablet delivery part (8a) and transferred from the conveying disk (B) to the conveying disk (C) at a tablet delivery part (8b). The tablet (3) is sucked to and supported by a suction hole (28) formed in an end surface (Xc) of the conveying disk (C) with a large part of the side surface (5) and the entire front and back surfaces (7a) and (7b) thereof exposed. A tablet provider name or the like is printed on the side surface (5) of the tablet (3) by the inkjet head (4), and an active ingredient name and/or volume are/is printed on the front and back surfaces (7a) and (7b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi IMAI, Eiichi HACHIYA, Mutsuhito YONETA
  • Publication number: 20190083361
    Abstract: A tablet printing device applies print processing to a tablet having an engraved mark display with a recessed groove part. The tablet printing device includes a conveying disk that conveys the tablet while sucking and supporting a side surface of the tablet and an inkjet head capable of applying print processing to the front and back surfaces of the tablet conveyed by the conveying disk. The inkjet head applies print processing to the recessed grooved part of the engraved mark display based on engraving position data obtained by a print surface inspection device. Print processing is performed along the engraved mark display, with the result that the engraved mark display is made clear, significantly improving the visibility thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi IMAI, Eiichi HACHIYA, Akira MOURI, Satoshi MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190053983
    Abstract: A tablet has a first layer printed using visible ink and a second layer printed using invisible ink. The first layer includes characters, a trademark, or the like printed using the visible ink, which can be visually confirmed by an administrator in charge or a tablet user. The second layer includes a barcode or the like printed using the invisible ink, which cannot be visually confirmed by the administrator or the tablet user. The second layer is visualized by black light or the like so as to be made readable. The tablet is subjected to print processing by a tablet printing device provided with conveying disks A to C conveying the tablet while sucking and supporting a side surface of the tablet. The first layer 51 and the second layer are printed by inkjet heads, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Freund Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi IMAI, Eiichi HACHIYA, Akira MOURI
  • Publication number: 20180236760
    Abstract: A tablet printing device includes a first conveying disk that conveys a tablet while sucking and supporting a side surface of the tablet and an inkjet head capable of applying print processing to the front and back surfaces of the tablet conveyed by the conveying disk. The tablet is conveyed while being supported by a second conveying disk at its front and back surfaces and subjected to inspection of the side surface by a side surface inspection device. The tablet is transferred from the second conveying disk to the first conveying disk at a tablet delivery part and then supported by a suction hole formed in an end surface of the first conveying disk with the front and back surfaces fully exposed. The front and back surfaces are subjected to print processing ead, followed by print inspection, and only a non-defective tablet is discharged through a non-defective tablet discharge part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Kiyoshi IMAI, Satoshi MURAKAMI, Mutsuhito YONETA, Yoshito SAJI
  • Patent number: 10036666
    Abstract: A photosensor is provided with a sensor circuit assembly. The sensor circuit assembly includes alight emitter, a light receiver, a light-emitter support, a light-receiver support, and a connecting part. The light emitter and the light receiver face each other. The light-emitter support extends from and supports the light emitter. The light-receiver support extends from and supports the light receiver. The connecting part connects one end of the light-emitter support with one end of the light-receiver support. The connecting part includes a seal and a connection terminal that protrudes from the seal. The connection terminal includes a first press-contact part, and a first pressure part that presses the first press-contact part in a press-contact direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Miyata, Jun Nakajima, Seiji Miyashita, Kiyoshi Imai, Kazuya Ohtsuki
  • Patent number: 9992918
    Abstract: Provided is a method for mounting an electronic component having a plurality of board insert type leads on a board. The method includes a holding process which chucks one of the plurality of leads of the electronic component to hold the electronic component, and an inserting process which inserts the leads of the electronic component held by the mounting head respectively into lead insert holes provided in the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Watanabe, Kiyoshi Imai, Shigeki Imafuku, Toshiyuki Koyama
  • Patent number: 9856735
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a steam turbine rotor which includes an ultra-high temperature side portion in which ultra-high temperature steam flows and a high temperature side portion in which high temperature steam flows, the manufacturing method including the steps of: preparing a first electrode having a chemical composition corresponding to a chemical composition of a heat resistant alloy making up the ultra-high temperature side portion and a second electrode having a chemical composition corresponding to a chemical composition of the high temperature side portion; tentatively joining together joints of the electrodes, with the joints of the electrodes made smaller in cross sectional area than other electrode portions; subjecting the tentatively joined first and second electrodes to an ESR process to obtain an ESR ingot and forging the ingot into a shape of a rotor to obtain a rotor forging; and heat-treating the rotor forging to obtain a rotor blank and manufacturing the steam turbine rotor from the rotor
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamada, Takao Inukai, Kiyoshi Imai, Shigekazu Miyashita, Kuniyoshi Nemoto, Reki Takaku
  • Publication number: 20170314106
    Abstract: The austenitic heat resistant steel of the embodiment contains: 24 to 50% by mass of Ni, 5 to 13% by mass of Cr, 0.1 to 12% by mass of Co, 0.1 to 5% by mass of Nb, 0.1 to 0.5% by mass of V, 1.90 to 2.35% by mass of Ti, 0.01 to 0.30% by mass of Al, 0.001 to 0.01% by mass of B, 0.001 to 0.1% by mass of C, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shun OINUMA, Kiyoshi IMAI, Shigekazu MIYASHITA, Kuniyoshi NEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170289110
    Abstract: An editing device generates a first public key and a first private key, receives a manuscript data encrypted using the first public key from an ordering device, and decrypts the encrypted manuscript data using the first private key. The editing device generates, based on the manuscript data, print data encrypted using a second public key generated in a RIP processing device, and deletes the first private key after finishing execution of a job. Using a third public key, the editing device encrypts a log which shows an execution process of the job, the log including information that a finish processing has been executed. The editing device may store the first private key before starting execution of the job, and may control whether the job is to be executed, based on a job ID received from the ordering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Koji MATSUO, Kazuo ISOGUCHI, Sho TOMIOKA, Toshio MANKI, Tetsuyuki KITAYAMA, Kenta NAGAI, Kiyoshi IMAI