Patents by Inventor Masahiro Kawano

Masahiro Kawano 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: 20220032243
    Abstract: A fluid mixing unit includes a cylindrical porous body partitioning a container into a first flow space and a second flow space surrounding the first flow space. A first supply port supplies a first fluid to one of the first and second flow spaces. A second supply port provided on one end side of the container in an axial direction of the cylindrical body supplies a second fluid to the other flow space. An outlet for a mixed fluid is provided on the other end side of the container to be open only to the other flow space. Closing members are provided in a plurality of stages along the axial direction to alternately close a right and a left of the other flow space as seen in the axial direction in the other flow space. A meandering flow is formed in the other flow space to create the mixed fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Masahiro KAWANO, Naoki TAHARA, Kiminori TAKAHASHI, Shuichi OGURO
  • Publication number: 20210362073
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for continuously performing poor solvent crystallization or reactive crystallization. A porous membrane in which multiple pores through which a liquid passes are formed internally partitions the treatment container into a first flow space and a second flow space. A raw material liquid supply unit continuously supplies a raw material liquid to the first flow space. A treatment liquid supply unit continuously supplies a treatment liquid to the second flow space at a pressure at which the treatment liquid passes through the porous membrane and enters the first flow space. An extraction unit continuously extracts a mixed liquid of the raw material liquid and the treatment liquid from the first flow space. An aging unit precipitates and grows crystals of a target substance from a mixed liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro KAWANO, Naoki TAHARA
  • Patent number: 10917528
    Abstract: Provided is an image reading device includes a document transport device that sequentially transports a plurality of documents one by one, and the image reading device sequentially reads the plurality of documents transported by the document transport device one by one. The image reading device includes a document discharge tray, a document discharge detector that detects whether or not a document of the plurality of documents is discharged to the document discharge tray, a notifier that notifies that the document of the plurality of documents discharged to the document discharge tray is forgotten to take, and a controller that activates the notifier if it is determined that a last document among the plurality of documents is read and the document discharge detector detects that the document of the plurality of documents is discharged to the document discharge tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuma Ogawa, Hideyuki Hiro, Masahiro Kawano, Masayuki Furusawa
  • Patent number: 10871725
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming part that has a first textile printing coloring material and forms a first image with the first textile printing coloring material wherein the first textile printing coloring material contains a first coloring agent that has a first sublimability; and a second image forming part that has a second textile printing coloring material and forms a second image with the second textile printing coloring material wherein the second textile printing coloring material contains a second coloring agent that has a second sublimability, which is lower than the first sublimability of the first coloring agent, wherein when the first image and the second image are superimposingly formed on a print medium, the second image is superimposingly formed over the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Teruaki Kuroda, Masahiro Kawano, Yoshiaki Kusakabe
  • Publication number: 20200387077
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming part that has a first textile printing coloring material and forms a first image with the first textile printing coloring material wherein the first textile printing coloring material contains a first coloring agent that has a first sublimability; and a second image forming part that has a second textile printing coloring material and forms a second image with the second textile printing coloring material wherein the second textile printing coloring material contains a second coloring agent that has a second sublimability, which is lower than the first sublimability of the first coloring agent, wherein when the first image and the second image are superimposingly formed on a print medium, the second image is superimposingly formed over the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Teruaki KURODA, Masahiro KAWANO, Yoshiaki KUSAKABE
  • Patent number: 10816433
    Abstract: A leakage inspection method and leakage inspection device for container to be inspected are provided. When a container to be inspected having a deformable flexible part is to be inspected for leakage, the container to be inspected is filled with an inspection gas containing helium, the container to be inspected, which has been filled with the inspection gas, is disposed in an inspection chamber partitioned from the outside, and an upward flow of a carrier gas is formed from the lower part to the upper part of the container to be inspected. A leakage of the inspection gas filled in the container to be inspected is then detected on the basis of the result of measuring the concentration of helium in the carrier gas collected at a position higher than a position where the carrier gas is fed into the inspection chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: JGC JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kawano, Takeshi Kojima, Yasubumi Kato, Megumi Tazawa, Yimeng Xu
  • Patent number: 10765381
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus performs pre-shot imaging while considering the imaging condition on the tomosynthesis imaging which can be performed right thereafter without repeating a positioning of the radiation irradiation unit on the tomosynthesis imaging. The protocol for the per-shot imaging is read out. Reading out the protocol is executed by that the operator of operation unit of the console and the console 1 reads out the protocol for the pre-shot imaging from the radiology department information system along with the patient information. Therefore, the imaging condition of the protocol for the continuously executed tomosynthesis imaging is read out while linking the protocol of the pre-shot imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoharu Okuno, Masahiro Kawano
  • Patent number: 10684573
    Abstract: An image forming method includes: placing developer on a medium in accordance with image data to form a developer image; and fixing the developer image to the medium while conveying the medium along a conveying direction. The image forming method further includes: determining, as a blocked region, a region of the developer image where no developer is placed and whose upstream side in the conveying direction is blocked by a developer region where the developer is placed; and forming at least one groove extending in the conveying direction in an upstream region of the developer image that is located upstream of the blocked region in the conveying direction and included in the developer region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Teruaki Kuroda, Masahiro Kawano, Yoshiaki Kusakabe
  • Publication number: 20200153977
    Abstract: Provided is an image reading device includes a document transport device that sequentially transports a plurality of documents one by one, and the image reading device sequentially reads the plurality of documents transported by the document transport device one by one. The image reading device includes a document discharge tray, a document discharge detector that detects whether or not a document of the plurality of documents is discharged to the document discharge tray, a notifier that notifies that the document of the plurality of documents discharged to the document discharge tray is forgotten to take, and a controller that activates the notifier if it is determined that a last document among the plurality of documents is read and the document discharge detector detects that the document of the plurality of documents is discharged to the document discharge tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: KAZUMA OGAWA, HIDEYUKI HIRO, MASAHIRO KAWANO, MASAYUKI FURUSAWA
  • Publication number: 20200122950
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention has: an apparatus main body whose external appearance is configured from an upper casing, a lower casing, and a link casing that vertically links the upper casing and the lower casing and that has a paper discharge opening for discharging paper on one side face; a paper discharge portion that is formed as a space between the upper casing and the lower casing and that is to store paper discharged from the paper discharge opening; and an operation panel portion that is disposed in a vertically tiltable manner on a front face of the upper casing. When viewing the apparatus main body from the front side, an open space that allows paper discharged to the paper discharge portion to be viewed is provided between the operation panel portion and the link casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro KAWANO, Takashi MATSUDA, Naoki SAITO, Kenji OHTA
  • Publication number: 20200069260
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus performs pre-shot imaging while considering the imaging condition on the tomosynthesis imaging which can be performed right thereafter without repeating a positioning of the radiation irradiation unit on the tomosynthesis imaging. The protocol for the per-shot imaging is read out. Reading out the protocol is executed by that the operator of operation unit of the console and the console 1 reads out the protocol for the pre-shot imaging from the radiology department information system along with the patient information. Therefore, the imaging condition of the protocol for the continuously executed tomosynthesis imaging is read out while linking the protocol of the pre-shot imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoharu Okuno, Masahiro Kawano
  • Publication number: 20200033750
    Abstract: An image forming method includes: placing developer on a medium in accordance with image data to form a developer image; and fixing the developer image to the medium while conveying the medium along a conveying direction. The image forming method further includes: determining, as a blocked region, a region of the developer image where no developer is placed and whose upstream side in the conveying direction is blocked by a developer region where the developer is placed; and forming at least one groove extending in the conveying direction in an upstream region of the developer image that is located upstream of the blocked region in the conveying direction and included in the developer region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Teruaki KURODA, Masahiro KAWANO, Yoshiaki KUSAKABE
  • Patent number: 10532906
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention has: an apparatus main body whose external appearance is configured from an upper casing, a lower casing, and a link casing that vertically links the upper casing and the lower casing and that has a paper discharge opening for discharging paper on one side face; a paper discharge portion that is formed as a space between the upper casing and the lower casing and that is to store paper discharged from the paper discharge opening; and an operation panel portion that is disposed in a vertically tiltable manner on a front face of the upper casing. When viewing the apparatus main body from the front side, an open space that allows paper discharged to the paper discharge portion to be viewed is provided between the operation panel portion and the link casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Kawano, Takashi Matsuda, Naoki Saito, Kenji Ohta
  • Patent number: 10433801
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to prevent the risk when the wire-rope that is hanging an X-ray irradiation element including an X-ray tube breaks. The X-ray imaging apparatus to solve the above problem comprises a wire-ropes 17, 18 that hang and support an X-ray irradiation element 5 and have a different fatigue strength each other, wherein the different between the fatigue progressions of the wire-ropes 17, 18 takes place, the wire-rope 17 or the wire-rope 18 having a weaker fatigue strength breaks first and both wire-ropes 17, 18 never break simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Goro Hirata, Masahiro Kawano
  • Publication number: 20190056285
    Abstract: A leakage inspection method and leakage inspection device for container to be inspected are provided. When a container to be inspected having a deformable flexible part is to be inspected for leakage, the container to be inspected is filled with an inspection gas containing helium, the container to be inspected, which has been filled with the inspection gas, is disposed in an inspection chamber partitioned from the outside, and an upward flow of a carrier gas is formed from the lower part to the upper part of the container to be inspected. A leakage of the inspection gas filled in the container to be inspected is then detected on the basis of the result of measuring the concentration of helium in the carrier gas collected at a position higher than a position where the carrier gas is fed into the inspection chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: JGC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro KAWANO, Takeshi KOJIMA, Yasubumi KATO, Megumi TAZAWA, Yimeng XU
  • Patent number: 10185252
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a transfer unit, and a controller. The transfer unit transfers a developer image formed by the image forming unit onto a transfer object. The controller controls each of the image forming unit and the transfer unit on a basis of printing data. The controller performs a printing control to cause a first printing operation and a second printing operation to be executed. The first printing operation forms a first developer image directed to an entire pixel region of a print image and transfers the first developer image onto the transfer object. The second printing operation forms a second developer image directed selectively to a high-gradation pixel region and transfers the second developer image onto the transfer object. The high-gradation pixel region is a pixel region, having a gradation value equal to or greater than a threshold, of the print image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Kawano, Teruaki Kuroda, Yoshiaki Kusakabe
  • Publication number: 20190002229
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention has: an apparatus main body whose external appearance is configured from an upper casing, a lower casing, and a link casing that vertically links the upper casing and the lower casing and that has a paper discharge opening for discharging paper on one side face; a paper discharge portion that is formed as a space between the upper casing and the lower casing and that is to store paper discharged from the paper discharge opening; and an operation panel portion that is disposed in a vertically tiltable manner on a front face of the upper casing. When viewing the apparatus main body from the front side, an open space that allows paper discharged to the paper discharge portion to be viewed is provided between the operation panel portion and the link casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro KAWANO, Takashi MATSUDA, Naoki SAITO, Kenji OHTA
  • Patent number: 10093509
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention has: an apparatus main body whose external appearance is configured from an upper casing, a lower casing, and a link casing that vertically links the upper casing and the lower casing and that has a paper discharge opening for discharging paper on one side face; a paper discharge portion that is formed as a space between the upper casing and the lower casing and that is to store paper discharged from the paper discharge opening; and an operation panel portion that is disposed in a vertically tiltable manner on a front face of the upper casing. When viewing the apparatus main body from the front side, an open space that allows paper discharged to the paper discharge portion to be viewed is provided between the operation panel portion and the link casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Kawano, Takashi Matsuda, Naoki Saito, Kenji Ohta
  • Publication number: 20180234563
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, includes: a short-range wireless communication unit that performs wireless communication with a mobile terminal that is in proximity; an operating portion that receives operational instructions from a user; and an operation panel having a communication area of the short-range wireless communication unit and an operation area of the operating portion on the same surface. The operation panel is constructed such that the communication area of the short-range wireless communication unit is arranged around a corner portion on the near side of the operation area where the operating portion of the operation panel is arranged, as viewed from the user side who operates the operation panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Megumi IDO, Yasuhiro INOUE, Yosuke KASHU, Masahiro KAWANO, Toshiyuki KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20180132809
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to prevent the risk when the wire-rope that is hanging an X-ray irradiation element including an X-ray tube breaks. The X-ray imaging apparatus to solve the above problem comprises a wire-ropes 17, 18 that hang and support an X-ray irradiation element 5 and have a different fatigue strength each other, wherein the different between the fatigue progressions of the wire-ropes 17, 18 takes place, the wire-rope 17 or the wire-rope 18 having a weaker fatigue strength breaks first and both wire-ropes 17, 18 never break simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Goro HIRATA, Masahiro KAWANO