Patents by Inventor Masahiro Imamura

Masahiro Imamura 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: 10522758
    Abstract: An ink for forming a functional layer, which is used when any thin film layer among functional layers consisting of a plurality of thin film layers is formed, includes a functional layer forming material and a solvent for dissolving the functional layer forming material, and in which the number of particles of 0.5 ?m or more is 7 or less in 10 ml of the ink for forming a functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Imamura, Masahiro Uchida, Takuya Sonoyama
  • Patent number: 10502937
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system includes: in order from an object side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power; a second lens unit having a negative refractive power; a third lens unit having a positive refractive power; and an image-side lens unit. The image-side lens unit includes a lens belonging to a first region and a lens belonging to a second region. At a time of changing magnification, the second lens unit and the third lens unit move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuteru Kawamura, Koji Nakagawa, Masahiro Imamura
  • Publication number: 20190325723
    Abstract: A wireless communications system according to an aspect includes a communications terminal, a detection unit, and a control unit. The communications terminal includes a communications unit to communicate wirelessly with a communications partner terminal. The detection unit detects movement of the communications terminal. The control unit controls the communications terminal so as to vary a communicable area of the communications unit. The communicable area is defined relatively to the communications terminal. The control unit varies the communicable area according to at least magnitude of the movement detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Koji IMAMURA, Shinichi OKADA, Motoo NAKAGAWA, Masahiro KUMAGAWA, Junichi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190286609
    Abstract: An electronic device includes plural modules; a return factor detection unit that detects a return factor causing return from an energy-saving state; and a return controller that causes the plural modules to start return processing upon detection of the return factor by the return factor detection unit. The plural modules include a first module and a second module that are connected by using a high-speed serial interface that needs preprocessing for establishment of connection without software, and the second module, which performs return processing upon receipt of a trigger of return from an energy-saving state through the first module, starts the preprocessing for establishment of connection using the high-speed serial interface in parallel with return processing of the first module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinho IKEDA, Kenji IMAMURA, Masahiro KOBATA, Takanori FUKUOKA, Yuji MURATA, Kazuhiko ABE
  • Publication number: 20190286185
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first controller that operates while receiving first power and executes device-independent control; a second controller that operates while receiving second power and controls a device on a basis of a command from the first controller; a clock management unit that operates while receiving continuous power, and limits supply of a first clock signal to the first controller until the first power is supplied and limits supply of a second clock signal to the second controller until the second power is supplied; and a reset cancellation management unit that operates while receiving continuous power, limits supply of a first reset cancellation signal to the first controller until operation using the first clock signal starts and limits supply of a second reset cancellation signal to the second controller until operation using the second clock signal starts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro KOBATA, Kenji IMAMURA, Shinho IKEDA, Kazuhiko ABE, Yuji MURATA, Takanori FUKUOKA
  • Publication number: 20190258145
    Abstract: An optical unit that directs illumination light to a plurality of digital micromirror devices that produce projection light by modulating the illumination light on an image display surface according to an image signal, and that transmits and emits the projection light, the optical unit includes: a plurality of first prisms, wherein the projection light exits a first face of a most emergence-side first prism among the first prisms; and a second prism disposed next to the first prisms, wherein the second prism includes: a 2A-th face into which the projection light enters; and a 2B-th face disposed perpendicular to an optical axis of the projection light, the projection light exits the 2B-th face, the second prism is wedge-shaped with the 2A-th and 2B-th faces not being in parallel with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasumasa Sawai, Masahiro Terada, Masayuki Imaoka, Sadanobu Imamura
  • Publication number: 20190213572
    Abstract: A wireless reading system includes a goods path and a reader device. The goods path allows one or more goods held by a customer passing through a customer path to be moved along. The reader device is configured to perform wireless communication, whose medium is radio waves, with one or more electronic tags attached to the one or more goods while the one or more goods are moved along the goods path, thereby reading one or more pieces of goods information on the one or more goods, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Koji IMAMURA, Atsushi MARUYAMA, Shinichi OKADA, Motoo NAKAGAWA, Masahiro KUMAGAWA, Shinsuke OGATA
  • Patent number: 10324362
    Abstract: In an optical unit, illumination light is directed to a plurality of digital micromirror devices that produce projection light by modulating the illumination light on an image display surface according to an image signal. The optical unit emits the projection light produced by the digital micromirror devices. The optical unit includes: a reflector having an illumination light reflecting face on which the illumination light is reflected; and a prism unit composed of a plurality of first prisms. The reflected illumination light enters the prism unit via a first face of a most emergence-side first prism among the first prisms and the projection light exits via the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasumasa Sawai, Masahiro Terada, Masayuki Imaoka, Sadanobu Imamura
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190061560
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a leg member, attached to a lower end portion of a seat main body movable between use and stowed positions and movable along with a seat main body, and a leg holding member, elastically deformable to hold a holding target portion of the leg member. The leg holding member includes separated first and second portions which are configured to hold the holding target portion having passed through an introduction opening of the leg holding member formed between the first and second portions with the holding target portion interposed between the first and second portions when the leg member moves along with the seat main body moving toward the use position. A deformation amount restriction portion restricts deformation generated when the leg holding member is elastically deformed so that the first and second portions are separated when the holding target portion passes through the introduction opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto Izumida, Yuji Ueno, Koki Sato, Masahiro Imamura
  • Publication number: 20190022934
    Abstract: Provided are a manufacturing apparatus and method for a three-dimensional object, and a material supply unit to be used in the manufacturing apparatus for a three-dimensional object which make it possible to obtain an intended three-dimensional object formed by accumulating a shaping material and to hardly form an unnecessary portion on the surface of the three-dimensional object. A nozzle part (4) for ejecting a shaping material (81) is provided with a shut-off pin (5) for opening/closing a channel end part (41) from inside E1. When closing the channel end part (41), a stop position x (mm) of a tip (501) of the shut-off pin (5) with respect to the position of a tip (411) of the channel end part (41) satisfies a relation of ?3D?x?6D wherein an equivalent diameter of the channel end part (41) of the nozzle part 4 is represented as D (mm).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KOBE, Toshikazu KURIKI, Reiji KAWASE, Masahiro IMAMURA
  • Patent number: 9798120
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a negative refractive power, and includes an aperture stop which is disposed between the second lens unit and the fourth lens unit, and the first lens unit includes a negative lens and a plurality of positive lenses, and at the time of zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, a distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit widens, a distance between the second lens unit and the third lens unit narrows, and a distance between the third lens unit and the fourth lens unit changes, and the zoom lens satisfies predetermined conditional expressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Mimura, Masahiro Imamura, Takahiro Amanai
  • Publication number: 20170293122
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system includes: in order from an object side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power; a second lens unit having a negative refractive power; a third lens unit having a positive refractive power; and an image-side lens unit. The image-side lens unit includes a lens belonging to a first region and a lens belonging to a second region. At a time of changing magnification, the second lens unit and the third lens unit move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuteru KAWAMURA, Koji NAKAGAWA, Masahiro IMAMURA
  • Patent number: 9753250
    Abstract: A wide angle lens includes in order from an object side, a front lens unit having a positive refractive power, one focusing lens having a negative refractive power, and a rear lens unit having a positive refractive power, and at the time of focusing, the focusing lens moves on an optical axis, and the following conditional expressions (1) and (2) are satisfied. 0.1<f1/SSD<0.5??(1) 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Nishio, Masahiro Imamura, Tomoyuki Satori, Koji Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9513469
    Abstract: A zoom lens comprises a first lens unit G1 having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit G2 having a negative refractive power, and a plurality of lens units G3 and G4. Zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end is carried out by changing a distance between the lens units. One of the first lens unit G1 and the second lens unit G2 has, or both the first lens unit G1 and the second lens unit G2 have a specific arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akinori Nishio, Masahiro Imamura
  • Publication number: 20160344003
    Abstract: This storage battery apparatus (201) comprises at least one storage battery module (250); at least one control module (241) configured to monitor a status of the storage battery; and a frame (210), having a plurality of supporting columns(215) for accommodating the storage battery module (250) and the control module (241). The supporting column (215) is a hollow member being at the ground potential, and a signal cable (Ls) for transmitting signals between the control modules is disposed within the supporting column (215).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke YAMADA, Masahiro IMAMURA
  • Patent number: 9383558
    Abstract: A zoom lens comprising, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a fifth lens unit having a positive refractive power. Each distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit, between the third lens unit and the fourth lens unit, and between the fourth lens unit and the fourth lens unit at the telephoto end is longer than at the wide angle end, and a distance between the second lens unit and the third lens unit at the telephoto end is shorter than at the wide angle end, and the following conditional expressions are satisfied. 2<mg3t/mg3w<6 1.2<mg5t/mg5w<4 0.02<f5/ft<0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Morooka, Toyoki Kon, Masahiro Imamura, Minoru Ueda
  • Publication number: 20150370050
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a negative refractive power, and includes an aperture stop which is disposed between the second lens unit and the fourth lens unit, and the first lens unit includes a negative lens and a plurality of positive lenses, and at the time of zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, a distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit widens, a distance between the second lens unit and the third lens unit narrows, and a distance between the third lens unit and the fourth lens unit changes, and the zoom lens satisfies predetermined conditional expressions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Takayuki Mimura, Masahiro Imamura, Takahiro Amanai
  • Publication number: 20150370051
    Abstract: A zoom lens comprising, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a fifth lens unit having a positive refractive power. Each distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit, between the third lens unit and the fourth lens unit, and between the fourth lens unit and the fourth lens unit at the telephoto end is longer than at the wide angle end, and a distance between the second lens unit and the third lens unit at the telephoto end is shorter than at the wide angle end, and the following conditional expressions are satisfied. 2<mg3t/mg3w<6 1.2<mg5t/mg5w<4 0.02<f5/ft<0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Masaru Morooka, Toyoki Kon, Masahiro Imamura, Minoru Ueda
  • Patent number: RE47204
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a third lens unit having a positive refractive power. The first lens unit includes a negative lens and a positive lens. The zoom lens satisfies the following conditional expression (1): ?d13/ft<0.4??(1) where ?d13 is the total sum of the thickness of the lenses included in the first to third lens units of the zoom lens on the optical axis, and ft is the focal length of the entire zoom lens system at the telephoto end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Ueda, Masahito Watanabe, Masahiro Imamura, Mayu Miki