Patents by Inventor Masaaki Kawamura

Masaaki Kawamura 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: 20210276033
    Abstract: An atomizer includes a first piezoelectric pump, a first flow path, a reservoir part, and a second flow path. The first piezoelectric pump ejects gas through an outlet. The first flow path has a first end and a second end. The first end of the first flow path is connected to the outlet of the first piezoelectric pump. A connection point is provided between the first and second ends of the first flow path. Liquid is to be stored in the reservoir part. The second flow path has a first end and a second end. The first end of the second flow path is connected to the liquid reservoir part. The second end of the second flow path is connected to the connection point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Miki IKEDA, Kiyoshi KURIHARA, Susumu TAKEUCHI, Kenichiro KAWAMURA, Kenjiro OKAGUCHI, Masaaki FUJISAKI, Yohei Kawasaki, Hiroaki WADA
  • Publication number: 20200280651
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first communication device, a second communication device, and circuitry. The first communication device transmits and receives the information to and from another information processing apparatus via a first communication channel. The second communication device transmits and receives the information to and from the another information processing apparatus via a second communication channel. The circuitry resets the first communication device while maintaining communication between the information processing apparatus and the another information processing apparatus via the second communication channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuusuke Tomura, Masaaki Kawamura, Kenichi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200272299
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an operation display device, a hardware key input device, a placement detector, and processing circuitry. The operation display device includes a touch panel. The hardware key input device is configured to be placed on the operation display device. The hardware key input device includes a key top having a high dielectric constant for pressing the touch panel. The placement detector is configured to detect placement of the hardware key input device on the operation display device. The processing circuitry is configured to cause a display on the touch panel to transition to a mode enabling a pressing operation using the hardware key input device when the placement detector detects the placement of the hardware key input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Masaaki Kawamura, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Norihisa Matsuda, Fumitoshi Nishina, Masaki Tsugawa, Kengo Tanaka, Tetsuya Hirata
  • Patent number: 9007608
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an exposure glass on which an original is to be placed; a scanner cover to openably cover the exposure glass from above, a tip of the scanner cover is lifted to open the exposure glass; a document scanner to read a two-dimensional objet of the original on the exposure glass and output read image data; a camera unit to capture an image of a three-dimensional object of the original on the exposure glass and output captured image data; photography lighting equipment including movable light source unit to illuminate the three-dimensional object put when the camera unit captures the image of the three-dimensional object; an image forming unit to convert the read image data and the captured image data to form a printed image on a recording medium; and a setting controller to control a reading process, a capturing process, and an image forming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taisuke Omi, Masaaki Kawamura, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Tasuku Kohara, Tsuyoshi Endoh, Hiroshi Takeda
  • Patent number: 8780364
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a main body of the electronic apparatus; an operation unit including an operation block having a display unit, the operation block being detachable with respect to the main body of the electronic apparatus, and the operation block enabling at least a bidirectional wireless communication with the main body of the electronic apparatus; and a detection unit configured to detect relative positional information between the operation block and the main body of the electronic apparatus, when the operation block is detached from the main body of the electronic apparatus. The operation block being detached from the main body of the electronic apparatus is able to display information corresponding to the relative positional information on the display unit, in accordance with a condition of the main body of the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tasuku Kohara, Hiroshi Takeda, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh, Masaaki Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20130314731
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an exposure glass on which an original is to be placed; a scanner cover to openably cover the exposure glass from above, a tip of the scanner cover is lifted to open the exposure glass; a document scanner to read a two-dimensional objet of the original on the exposure glass and output read image data; a camera unit to capture an image of a three-dimensional object of the original on the exposure glass and output captured image data; photography lighting equipment including movable light source unit to illuminate the three-dimensional object put when the camera unit captures the image of the three-dimensional object; an image forming unit to convert the read image data and the captured image data to form a printed image on a recording medium; and a setting controller to control a reading process, a capturing process, and an image forming process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taisuke OMI, Masaaki KAWAMURA, Kazuo KOIKE, Kenichi YAMADA, Tasuku KOHARA, Tsuyoshi ENDOH, Hiroshi TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20120200874
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a main body of the electronic apparatus; an operation unit including an operation block having a display unit, the operation block being detachable with respect to the main body of the electronic apparatus, and the operation block enabling at least a bidirectional wireless communication with the main body of the electronic apparatus; and a detection unit configured to detect relative positional information between the operation block and the main body of the electronic apparatus, when the operation block is detached from the main body of the electronic apparatus. The operation block being detached from the main body of the electronic apparatus is able to display information corresponding to the relative positional information on the display unit, in accordance with a condition of the main body of the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Tasuku KOHARA, Hiroshi Takeda, Kazuo Koike, Kenichi Yamada, Taisuke Omi, Tsuyoshi Endoh, Masaaki Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20060188718
    Abstract: A composite fiber, which includes: 100 parts by weight of a wholly aromatic polyamide mainly including structural units of the following formulae (A) and (B): —NH—Ar1—NH—??(A) —OC—Ar2—CO—??(B) where in the formulae (A) and (B), Ar1 and Ar2 each independently represent a bivalent aromatic group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and 0.01 to 100 parts by weight of carbon nanotubes with an average diameter of 300 nm or less, and an average aspect ratio of 5.0 or more, characterized in that the carbon nanotubes are oriented in the fiber axis direction. It is excellent in mechanical characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Hideaki Nitta, Masayuki Chokai, Susumu Honda, Satoru Ohmori, Shunichi Matsumura, Kazuhiko Sato, Masaaki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 6847019
    Abstract: An induction heating roller, a fixing apparatus and an image forming apparatus are disclosed as including a heating roller (TR) comprised of a hollow roller base body (BB), composed of electrically insulating material, and a plurality of secondary coil components (ws), composed of closed circuits, respectively, which are formed over the roller base body. The heating roller (TR) internally receives an induction coil unit (IC) including a primary coil (wp) which is coupled with the secondary coils in a core-less transformer coupling relationship. The secondary coil components (ws) of the heating roller (TR) have a secondary resistance value (Ra) which is nearly equal to a secondary reactance (Xa), i.e. in case of Ra/Xa=?, a formula is expressed as 0.1<?<10. Further, the primary coil (wp) of the induction coil unit (IC) is comprised of a plurality of coil components which are connected between a wire pair (WP) in parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Harison Toshiba Lighting Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Yokozeki, Teiji Shimokawa, Masaaki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 6700332
    Abstract: An electrodeless discharge lamp system includes an excitation coil placed in proximity of the electrodeless discharge lamp, a resonance circuit for supplying appropriate power to the excitation coil, and a high frequency power source driver and wherein, the combined output is achieved by operating the parallel connected power sources in synchronization or approximately in synchronization with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Yokozeki, Hiroyuki Doi, Takashi Terai, Ioshiya Suzuki, Masaaki Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20020125244
    Abstract: An induction heating roller, a fixing apparatus and an image forming apparatus are disclosed as including a heating roller (TR) comprised of a hollow roller base body (BB), composed of electrically insulating material, and a plurality of secondary coil components (ws), composed of closed circuits, respectively, which are formed over the roller base body. The heating roller (TR) internally receives an induction coil unit (IC) including a primary coil (wp) which is coupled with the secondary coils in a core-less transformer coupling relationship. The secondary coil components (ws) of the heating roller (TR) have a secondary resistance value (Ra) which is nearly equal to a secondary reactance (Xa), i.e. in case of Ra/Xa=&agr;, a formula is expressed as 0.1<&agr;<10. Further, the primary coil (wp) of the induction coil unit (IC) is comprised of a plurality of coil components which are connected between a wire pair (WP) in parallel to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Applicant: HARISON TOSHIBA LIGHTING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Yokozeki, Teiji Shimokawa, Masaaki Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20020047615
    Abstract: An electrodeless discharge lamp system includes an excitation coil placed in proximity of the electrodeless discharge lamp, a resonance circuit for supplying appropriate power to the excitation coil, and a high frequency power source driver and wherein, the combined output is achieved by operating the parallel connected power sources in synchronization or approximately in synchronization with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: Ichiro Yokozeki, Hiroyuki Doi, Takashi Terai, Ioshiya Suzuki, Masaaki Kawamura