Patents by Inventor Makoto Aoki

Makoto Aoki 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: 11023699
    Abstract: An information processing system including a circuitry configured to detect first identification information used to identify a job, generate second identification information associated with the first identification information, and create a slip on which the first identification information and the second identification information are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kawasaki, Makoto Aoki, Takeshi Ogawa, Koichi Kudo
  • Publication number: 20210132874
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a plurality of imaging devices, and an information processing device. The information processing device includes a receiving unit configured to receive work process data indicating items of multiple work processes; a first image of a first form including first job ID information; and information indicating that multiple pieces are obtained from a first deliverable corresponding to the first form, in a first work process from among the multiple work processes. The information processing device includes a job-ID generating unit configured to generate a second job ID in which distinguishing information is added to a first job ID. The information processing device includes a color-code image generating unit configured to generate second color code data based on the second job ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime KAWASAKI, Makoto AOKI
  • Patent number: 10978802
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes: an antenna including an antenna element, and a ground conductor; an IC connected to the antenna; and a metal member arranged to face the antenna. The ground conductor includes one end and the other end in the X direction. The metal member includes a metal plate, and a projection protruding from the metal plate toward the antenna. The projection is arranged at a position of overlapping with the end of the ground conductor as viewed in the ?Z direction. Such a configuration improves the transmission and reception gains at the communication frequency of a radio element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki Abe, Makoto Aoki
  • Patent number: 10929073
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a plurality of imaging devices, and an information processing device. The information processing device includes a receiving unit configured to receive work process data indicating items of multiple work processes; a first image of a first form including first job ID information; and information indicating that multiple pieces are obtained from a first deliverable corresponding to the first form, in a first work process from among the multiple work processes. The information processing device includes a job-ID generating unit configured to generate a second job ID in which distinguishing information is added to a first job ID. The information processing device includes a color-code image generating unit configured to generate second color code data based on the second job ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kawasaki, Makoto Aoki
  • Patent number: 10886648
    Abstract: A communication module includes a wiring board including ground wiring, an electronic component provided on the wiring board, and a first connector provided on the wiring board and electrically connected to the electronic component via the wiring board. The first connector includes a metal member electrically connected to the ground wiring, and a plurality of pins arranged in an arrangement direction and including a plurality of high-frequency signal pins used for transmission of a high-frequency signal and a plurality of non-high-frequency signal pins for a use different from the transmission of the high-frequency signal. The plurality of high-frequency signal pins include a plurality of first pins successively arranged in the arrangement direction. None of the plurality of non-high-frequency signal pins is interposed between the plurality of first pins and the metal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Aoki
  • Publication number: 20200384520
    Abstract: A crowning method applied to a press brake including an upper table and a lower table as being vertically opposed to each other and including first slits opened in right and left directions on both right and left sides of the upper table or the lower table, is by deforming end sides of upper portions or lower portions of the first slits of the upper table or the lower table upward or downward to carry out a crowning regulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Taishi SUZUKI, Koutaku MIURA, Makoto AOKI
  • Publication number: 20200369556
    Abstract: An optical fiber manufacturing method includes a first process of passing a glass fiber through a fiber path. The fiber path is formed through a cooling tube that is housed in a first casing. The method also includes a second process of leading the glass fiber into a second casing before leading into the first casing. The first process includes supplying a first dry gas, having a dew point lower than the temperature of the cooling tube, into a first dry space formed between the first casing and the cooling tube. The second process includes supplying a second dry gas into a second dry space formed inside the second casing so as to cause air pressure in the second dry space to be higher than air pressure in an external space. The dew point of the second dry gas is lower than the dew point in the external space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro SAITO, Iwao OKAZAKI, Yoshihiro MORIMOTO, Makoto AOKI
  • Publication number: 20200293239
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a plurality of imaging devices, and an information processing device. The information processing device includes a receiving unit configured to receive work process data indicating items of multiple work processes; a first image of a first form including first job ID information; and information indicating that multiple pieces are obtained from a first deliverable corresponding to the first form, in a first work process from among the multiple work processes. The information processing device includes a job-ID generating unit configured to generate a second job ID in which distinguishing information is added to a first job ID. The information processing device includes a color-code image generating unit configured to generate second color code data based on the second job ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime KAWASAKI, Makoto AOKI
  • Publication number: 20200258662
    Abstract: A method of making a heater includes an aluminum nitride base having equal to or less than 1% impurities, particularly one embodiment having none of polybrominated biphenyl, polybrominated diphenyl ether, hexabromocyclododecane, polyvinyl chloride, chlorinated paraffin, phthalate, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead, and mercury. The base is fired in a heating unit before any layering. Thereafter, on a topside and backside of the base a conductor layer is layered and allowed to settle and dry before firing. Next, a resistive layer is layered on the base from a resistor paste such that the resistive layer connects to the conductor layer on the topside. The resistor paste is allowed to settle and dry and then the base with the conductor and resistor layers is fired. At least four layers of glass are layered next over the resistive layer, each instance thereof including layering a glass, drying the glass and firing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: MAKOTO AOKI, JERRY WAYNE SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200260530
    Abstract: A heater includes an aluminum nitride base having equal to or less than 1% impurities, particularly one embodiment having none of polybrominated biphenyl, polybrominated diphenyl ether, hexabromocyclododecane, polyvinyl chloride, chlorinated paraffin, phthalate, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead, and mercury. At least one resistive trace of silver and palladium overlies the base as does a conductor of silver and platinum or palladium that electrically connects to the resistive trace to apply an external voltage to the resistive trace for heating thereof. At least four, but optionally five, layers of glass overlie the resistive trace and part of the conductor. A first two consecutive layers of the glass layers define a first glass having a solid content of more than 65% and a viscosity of 100 Pa·s or less. The following two or three consecutive layers of the five layers define a second glass dissimilar to the first.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: MAKOTO AOKI, JERRY WAYNE SMITH
  • Patent number: 10694132
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a signal processing method, and an electronic device, capable of suppressing an input voltage of comparison apparatus at the time of P-phase input. In the present technology, a signal voltage is clipped at a predetermined voltage (for example, comparative voltage), and the clip is released at the time of D-phase count. With this configuration, the comparative voltage and the signal voltage VSL (initial voltage) do not cross (the comparator is not inverted in the D-phase). Thus, the up/down counter 32 detects this and sets the count of the P-phase to be 0 without counting the P-phase. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS solid-state imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Oka, Makoto Aoki
  • Publication number: 20200169018
    Abstract: A communication module includes a wiring board including ground wiring, an electronic component provided on the wiring board, and a first connector provided on the wiring board and electrically connected to the electronic component via the wiring board. The first connector includes a metal member electrically connected to the ground wiring, and a plurality of pins arranged in an arrangement direction and including a plurality of high-frequency signal pins used for transmission of a high-frequency signal and a plurality of non-high-frequency signal pins for a use different from the transmission of the high-frequency signal. The plurality of high-frequency signal pins include a plurality of first pins successively arranged in the arrangement direction. None of the plurality of non-high-frequency signal pins is interposed between the plurality of first pins and the metal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventor: Makoto Aoki
  • Publication number: 20200034592
    Abstract: An information processing system including a circuitry configured to detect first identification information used to identify a job, generate second identification information associated with the first identification information, and create a slip on which the first identification information and the second identification information are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime KAWASAKI, Makoto AOKI, Takeshi OGAWA, Koichi KUDO
  • Patent number: 10513087
    Abstract: In a press machine vertically moving a ram by turning a threaded member, the ram has a bearing holder that holds a bearing whose outer ring is solidly engaged with the bearing holder and whose inner ring is solidly fitted to a lower end part of the threaded member. A fine clearance is formed between a lower face of the threaded member and a bottom face of the bearing holder so that the threaded member and bearing holder are allowed to rotate relative to each other. The fine clearance is set so that, when load is applied to the ram to cause a relative slight movement in a vertical direction between the inner and outer rings of the bearing, the lower face of the threaded member and the bottom face of the bearing holder come into contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: AMADA COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Makoto Aoki
  • Patent number: 10516200
    Abstract: An antenna includes: a substrate on or in which an antenna element part having an open end, a signal line connected to the antenna element part, and a first ground conductor connected to the antenna element part are formed; and a printed wiring board in which a second ground conductor electrically connected to the first ground conductor is formed in a different layer from the first ground conductor, wherein the second ground conductor has a shield part that partially overlaps with the antenna element part including a connection part between the antenna element part and the signal line and a connection part between the antenna element part and the first ground conductor and does not overlap with the open end of the antenna element part when viewed from a normal direction of the printed wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Aoki
  • Publication number: 20190116329
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a signal processing method, and an electronic device, capable of suppressing an input voltage of comparison apparatus at the time of P-phase input. In the present technology, a signal voltage is clipped at a predetermined voltage (for example, comparative voltage), and the clip is released at the time of D-phase count. With this configuration, the comparative voltage and the signal voltage VSL (initial voltage) do not cross (the comparator is not inverted in the D-phase). Thus, the up/down counter 32 detects this and sets the count of the P-phase to be 0 without counting the P-phase. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS solid-state imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: TAKUMI OKA, MAKOTO AOKI
  • Patent number: 10250286
    Abstract: There is provided a wireless communication apparatus, including: an antenna including: an antenna element having one end portion that is opened; and a ground conductor to be used as a ground, to which another end portion of the antenna element is connected; a wireless device connected to the antenna; and a blocking member, which is arranged so as to be opposed to the antenna, and is configured to block an electromagnetic wave, wherein the blocking member is arranged so as to, in plan view from the blocking member side in a direction toward the antenna, avoid overlapping at least the one end portion of the antenna element and overlap the another end portion of the antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Aoki, Daiki Abe
  • Publication number: 20180337440
    Abstract: An antenna includes: a substrate on or in which an antenna element part having an open end, a signal line connected to the antenna element part, and a first ground conductor connected to the antenna element part are formed; and a printed wiring board in which a second ground conductor electrically connected to the first ground conductor is formed in a different layer from the first ground conductor, wherein the second ground conductor has a shield part that partially overlaps with the antenna element part including a connection part between the antenna element part and the signal line and a connection part between the antenna element part and the first ground conductor and does not overlap with the open end of the antenna element part when viewed from a normal direction of the printed wiring board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventor: Makoto Aoki
  • Patent number: 10069190
    Abstract: An antenna includes: a substrate on or in which an antenna element part having an open end, a signal line connected to the antenna element part, and a first ground conductor connected to the antenna element part are formed; and a printed wiring board in which a second ground conductor electrically connected to the first ground conductor is formed in a different layer from the first ground conductor, wherein the second ground conductor has a shield part that partially overlaps with the antenna element part including a connection part between the antenna element part and the signal line and a connection part between the antenna element part and the first ground conductor and does not overlap with the open end of the antenna element part when viewed from a normal direction of the printed wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Aoki
  • Patent number: RE48143
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display apparatus is provided in which occurrence of a moiré pattern can be prevented without largely reducing front luminance. A liquid crystal display apparatus 1 includes a surface light source 4, a liquid crystal display panel 2, and first and second prism sheets 5 and 6 for condensing light emitted from the surface light source 4 and guiding the light toward the liquid crystal display panel. The first and second prism sheets 5 and 6 are disposed such that prism array directions thereof are orthogonal to each other. When a pixel pitch of the liquid crystal display panel 2 is defined as Pp [?m]; a prism array pitch of the first prism sheet 5 is defined as Px [?m]; and a prism array pitch of the second prism sheet 6 is defined as Py [?m], relationships of Px?Pp/(14?0.045 Pp) and Py?Pp/(11.5?0.032 Pp) are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Kiyohiro Kimura, Makoto Aoki, Jun Sasaki, Toru Abiko