Patents by Inventor Kiyoshi Kumagai

Kiyoshi Kumagai 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: 20210357792
    Abstract: In order to assist participants in thinking of an idea by acquiring audio data, it is provided a workshop assistance system, which includes a computer having an arithmetic apparatus configured to execute predetermined processing, a storage device coupled to the arithmetic apparatus, and a communication interface coupled to the arithmetic apparatus, the computer being configured to access solved problem case data including information of solved cases that correspond to problem data, the workshop assistance system comprising: a problem processing module configured to search, by the arithmetic apparatus, solved cases based on problem data that is generated from a discussion among participants; and an idea generation module configured to present, by the arithmetic apparatus, idea data including the generated problem data and information of the solved case found in the search to the participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuhei FURUYA, Yo TAKEUCHI, Kiyoshi KUMAGAI, Toshiyuki ONO, Masao ISHIGURO, Tatsuya TOKUNAGA, Chisa NAGAI, Takashi SUMIYOSHI, Naoyuki KANDA, Kenji NAGAMATSU, Kenji OHYA
  • Patent number: 10891580
    Abstract: A service design assistance apparatus includes an input apparatus, a storage, a display, and an arithmetic apparatus. The arithmetic apparatus, in response to a specific request received via an input apparatus, placing objects for a service of a new design target in corresponding areas on the design screen, the objects representing a relevant business, a problem with the business, a value to be obtained by solving the problem, a service to provide the value, and an apparatus or technology needed for the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kumagai, Toshiyuki Ono, Kenji Baba, Masaaki Tanizaki, Masataka Araki
  • Publication number: 20170308838
    Abstract: A service design assistance apparatus includes an input apparatus, a storage, a display, and an arithmetic apparatus. The arithmetic apparatus, in response to a specific request received via an input apparatus, placing objects for a service of a new design target in corresponding areas on the design screen, the objects representing a relevant business, a problem with the business, a value to be obtained by solving the problem, a service to provide the value, and an apparatus or technology needed for the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Kiyoshi KUMAGAI, Toshiyuki ONO, Kenji BABA, Masaaki TANIZAKI, Masataka ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20150088590
    Abstract: A requirements definition aiding method causes a designer to become aware of study omissions by visualizing relations between measures and businesses. Measures that become a cause of reform of a business are previously described in relation to targets that change on business. Each business is previously described by using targets (resource, processing, and rule) handled on the business. Dependence relations and exclusive relations are previously defined as relations between measures. Relations between measures and businesses are extracted by using targets that become common in measures and businesses. A measure that is not assigned to a business, insufficient application of a measure in a dependence relation, and an application contradiction of a measure in an exclusive relation are extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko NISHIYAMA, Kiyoshi KUMAGAI, Nishio YAMADA, Hideyuki KANUKA, Masataka ARAKI, Shigeru SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 8731996
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for extracting and evaluating risk information and synergy information arising out of role relationships among persons which are an essential part of a business process and realizing a safe and appropriate business process. A business process design support system in the invention includes: the business process definition unit 201 of the business process definition system 2 which receives role relationship information defined by a designer, etc. and transmits the information to the risk/synergy evaluation system 3; the risk/synergy extraction unit 301 which extracts risk/synergy factors and occurrence mechanism information based on the role relationship information; and a risk/synergy measures evaluation unit 401 which calculates risk/synergy measures candidates and estimated effects based on the risk/synergy factors and the occurrence mechanism information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kumagai, Yasuharu Namba
  • Publication number: 20130204654
    Abstract: With an object of improving system maintainability, a system which evaluates a maintenance man-hour cost of a component quantitatively is provided, and consequently when a system designer designs a component which is a unit of a subsystem obtained by putting a function of a business application and data together, it is made possible to design the component with a minimum maintenance man-hour cost by extracting a maintenance pattern obtained by patterning an influence extension place, an amendment man-hour cost, and the like at time of maintenance on the basis of maintenance history information and evaluating a maintenance man-hour cost of the component according to the maintenance pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Kiyoshi KUMAGAI, Toshiyuki ONO, Yasuharu NAMBA, Masataka ARAKI, Yukinori TERAHAMA, Hidenori AZUSHIMA, Kyoji NISHIDA, Koji OKADA
  • Patent number: 8467187
    Abstract: A flat-panel display apparatus comprises a display panel, a circuit board, and a cover. The circuit board includes a first and second circuit boards. The first circuit board is arranged above the second circuit board so that, on the back side of the display panel, a mounting surfaces of the first and second circuit boards are approximately in parallel with a display surface of the display panel and do not overlap each other. Each of the first and second circuit boards have a primary mounting surface on which a large number of electrical components are mounted, and a secondary mounting surface that is opposite the primary mounting surface. The primary mounting surface of the first circuit board is arranged in an inverted orientation to the primary mounting surface of the second circuit board. A radiator with fins is provided on the secondary mounting surface side of the first circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiaki Itazawa, Kunio Sakurai, Kiyoshi Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20100177479
    Abstract: A flat-panel display apparatus comprises a display panel, a circuit board, and a cover. The circuit board includes a first and second circuit boards. The first circuit board is arranged above the second circuit board so that, on the back side of the display panel, a mounting surfaces of the first and second circuit boards are approximately in parallel with a display surface of the display panel and do not overlap each other. Each of the first and second circuit boards have a primary mounting surface on which a large number of electrical components are mounted, and a secondary mounting surface that is opposite the primary mounting surface. The primary mounting surface of the first circuit board is arranged in an inverted orientation to the primary mounting surface of the second circuit board. A radiator with fins is provided on the secondary mounting surface side of the first circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiaki Itazawa, Kunio Sakurai, Kiyoshi Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20070129979
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for extracting and evaluating risk information and synergy information arising out of role relationships among persons which are an essential part of a business process and realizing a safe and appropriate business process. A business process design support system in the invention includes: the business process definition unit 201 of the business process definition system 2 which receives role relationship information defined by a designer, etc. and transmits the information to the risk/synergy evaluation system 3; the risk/synergy extraction unit 301 which extracts risk/synergy factors and occurrence mechanism information based on the role relationship information; and a risk/synergy measures evaluation unit 401 which calculates risk/synergy measures candidates and estimated effects based on the risk/synergy factors and the occurrence mechanism information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kumagai, Yasuharu Namba
  • Patent number: 6885517
    Abstract: A cassette loading apparatus includes a holder arranged to hold a cassette, and a link mechanism arranged to support the holder with a plurality of levers in such a way as to allow the holder to ascend and descend between an ascended position and a descended position with respect to a chassis. The link mechanism includes a pair of levers which are disposed respectively on two opposite sides of the holder, and the pair of levers are formed integrally with each other through a connection part arranged above an upper part of the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20040212919
    Abstract: A cassette loading apparatus includes a holder arranged to hold a cassette, and a link mechanism arranged to support the holder with a plurality of levers in such a way as to allow the holder to ascend and descend between an ascended position and a descended position with respect to a chassis. The link mechanism includes a pair of levers which are disposed respectively on two opposite sides of the holder, and the pair of levers are formed integrally with each other through a connection part arranged above an upper part of the cassette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20040176972
    Abstract: A service information processing system includes a goods information display unit for retrieving explanation and a price of goods and explanation of financial products and transmitting them to a client terminal; a goods determination judgment unit for retrieving a working term of the financial products from a contract information DB by using identification information of the financial products selected by the client, and starting monitoring whether or not the working term of the financial products is reached; and a good determination acceptance unit for retrieving one or a plurality of goods or services purchasable by a post-working amount obtained as a result of investment of a fund corresponding to the purchase amount in the selection financial products when the working term is reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Kenji Baba, Chizuko Yasunobu, Haruko Yakabe, Kiyoshi Kumagai, Reki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6754039
    Abstract: A cassette loading apparatus includes a holder arranged to hold a cassette, and a link mechanism arranged to support the holder with a plurality of levers in such a way as to allow the holder to ascend and descend between an ascended position and a descended position with respect to a chassis. The link mechanism includes a pair of levers which are disposed respectively on two opposite sides of the holder, and the pair of levers are formed integrally with each other through a connection part arranged above an upper part of the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Kumagai
  • Patent number: 6624965
    Abstract: A cassette mounting device comprises a cassette holder into which to insert a cassette, a pair of link mechanisms disposed on lateral opposed sides of the cassette holder so that the cassette holder is supported for upward and downward movement with respect to a chassis, and a fixing member which fixes each of the pair of link mechanisms to the chassis, the fixing member clamping each of the pair of link mechanisms turnably with respect to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kumagai, Osamu Nagatsuka
  • Publication number: 20010012173
    Abstract: A cassette loading apparatus includes a holder arranged to hold a cassette, and a link mechanism arranged to support the holder with a plurality of levers in such a way as to allow the holder to ascend and descend between an ascended position and a descended position with respect to a chassis. The link mechanism includes a pair of levers which are disposed respectively on two opposite sides of the holder, and the pair of levers are formed integrally with each other through a connection part arranged above an upper part of the cassette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Publication date: August 9, 2001
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Kumagai
  • Patent number: 6250600
    Abstract: A bellows-type pressure responsive valve comprising bellows 66 of a closed structure as a pressure sensing element adapted to vary an opening amount of the valve by transmitting expansions and contractions of the bellows 66 to a valve body 61 by means of a valve rod 65 which is supported on a valve housing 51 so as to move in a valve lifting direction, characterized in that the bellows 66 and the valve rod 65 are spherically connected by means of a spherical coupling structure which is incorporated at a connecting portion of the bellows 66 and the valve rod 65 and composed of a ball 77 which is rotatably disposed coaxially with the valve rod 65, and a spherical recess 78 which is formed at a closed end face 67a of a bellows body 67 of the bellows 66 at a central position thereof. With this structure, centripetal motions of the bellows and the valve rod are automatically effected by means of the spherical coupling between the bellows and the valve rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Saginomiya Seisakusho, Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kumagai, Ichiro Ohkawara, Tomoo Okada, Shigeyuki Hidaka
  • Patent number: 6198596
    Abstract: A cassette mounting device includes a cassette holder for receiving a cassette, a pair of link mechanisms disposed on lateral opposed sides of the cassette holder so that the cassette holder is supported for upward and downward movement with respect to a chassis, a lock lever which locks the cassette holder at a down position thereof and a spring which urges said lock lever to turn, the spring being disposed inside of the cassette holder in a gap between the cassette and the cassette holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kumagai, Osamu Nagatsuka
  • Patent number: 6188834
    Abstract: A signal recording apparatus is arranged to record main information in a first area provided in each of a multiplicity of parallel tracks formed on a tape-shaped recording medium, and an index signal in a second area of each of a predetermined number of continuous tracks, the second area being provided separately from the first area within each of the multiplicity of parallel tracks. The apparatus records, as the index signal, first index information in a first section within the second area of each of the predetermined number of continuous tracks, with either one of binary data being repeated continuously during a period corresponding to the first section, and second index information in a second section within the second area of each of the predetermined number of continuous tracks, the second index information including track data indicative of relation to a specific track among the predetermined number of continuous tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroo Edakubo, Kiyoshi Kumagai, Toshihiko Nakajima
  • Patent number: D791869
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ono, Kiyoshi Kumagai, Kenji Baba, Kenichi Funaki, Yuichi Yagawa, Keiji Kojima
  • Patent number: D797130
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ono, Kiyoshi Kumagai, Kenji Baba, Kenichi Funaki, Yuichi Yagawa, Keiji Kojima