Patents by Inventor Masakazu Fujii

Masakazu Fujii 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: 11487220
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developing container, a developer carrier, a seal member, and a pair of pressing members. The developing container has an opening. The seal member includes a contact end part that makes contact with an entire region of an outer circumferential surface of the developer carrier in its rotary shaft direction and is one of end edges of the seal member in a longitudinal direction thereof on a side near the developer carrier and an interposed end part that is interposed between each of both end parts of the developer carder and a corresponding one of the pressing members and is an end edge of the seal member orthogonal to the contact end part, and a chamfered shape is formed at a corner between the contact end part and the interposed end part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Kawasumi, Masakazu Uehara, Rei Yamagishi, Hiroaki Kitagawa, Seia Fujii
  • Publication number: 20220342343
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developing container, a developer carrier, a seal member, and a pair of pressing members. The developing container has an opening. The seal member includes a contact end part that makes contact with an entire region of an outer circumferential surface of the developer carrier in its rotary shaft direction and is one of end edges of the seal member in a longitudinal direction thereof on a side near the developer carrier and an interposed end part that is interposed between each of both end parts of the developer carder and a corresponding one of the pressing members and is an end edge of the seal member orthogonal to the contact end part, and a chamfered shape is formed at a corner between the contact end part and the interposed end part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya KAWASUMI, Masakazu UEHARA, Rei YAMAGISHI, Hiroaki KITAGAWA, Seia FUJII
  • Publication number: 20220342349
    Abstract: The developing device includes a development container, a developer carrier, and a restricting blade. The development container has an opening. The developer carrier has a development area. The development container includes a pair of side frames, and a pair of side wall portions. In each of the pair of side wall portions, a seal member insertion hole extending through in the rotation-axial direction is formed at a position facing an end edge of the restricting blade in the rotation-axial direction. The developing device includes a blade-side side seal inserted in the seal member insertion hole to block a gap between the restricting blade and the side wall portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Seia FUJII, Masakazu UEHARA, Rei YAMAGISHI, Hiroaki KITAGAWA, Takuya KAWASUMI
  • Patent number: 11441922
    Abstract: A surrounding information collection system requests a vehicle to transmit surrounding information, and stores the surrounding information transmitted from the vehicle in response to the request. The surrounding information collection system requests a vehicle to transmit surrounding information, the vehicle acquiring the surrounding information having accuracy greater than a threshold calculated based on accuracy of the stored surrounding information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro Iwaasa, Takashi Kojima, Naoki Yamamuro, Masato Endo, Daishi Terato, Masakazu Nomura, Shinichiro Fujii
  • Patent number: 11441667
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission includes a variator having a belt wound around a pair of pulleys, and a case forming a container chamber for the variator. The pulleys include fixed pulleys and movable pulleys. The belt includes elements stacked to be arranged in an annular form, and rings binding the element stacked. A circumference wall portion of the case is provided with a monitoring hole enabling flank faces of the elements to be monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: JATCO LTD
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Masao Arimatsu, Masayuki Furuya, Kenichi Yamamoto, Shogo Fujii, Masakazu Tamura, Kazuya Numata, Hirohisa Yukawa
  • Patent number: 11435678
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developing container, a developer carrier, a seal member, and a pair of pressing members. The developing container has an opening. The seal member includes a contact end part, a first blocking part, and an interposed end part. Each of the pressing members has a pressing surface in which a cutout recess is formed. The developing container includes a second blocking part that is adjacent to each end part of the first blocking part in a rotary shaft direction and protrudes upward. The interposed end part is located at such a position as to overlap the cutout recess with respect to a circumferential direction, and the second blocking part is located at such a position as to overlap the cutout recess with respect to the rotary shaft direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Uehara, Takuya Kawasumi, Rei Yamagishi, Hiroaki Kitagawa, Seia Fujii
  • Publication number: 20220277571
    Abstract: An image annotation support system generates classification information that classifies a plurality of target regions constituting a target image, based on a feature represented in the target image, the target image being an image serving as a candidate to be annotated, and arranges, on a screen of a display device, a classified image that visualizes the classification information, in a manner capable of being compared with the target image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki NAKATOMI, Satoshi ISHII, Shintaro TAKAHASHI, Masakazu FUJII
  • Publication number: 20220262123
    Abstract: A search support system includes at least one camera, and a server capable of communicating with the camera. The camera transmits, to the server, a captured image of the object and image color information of the captured image. The server determines whether a search condition of the captured image set by a user includes a color condition of at least one of white, black, and gray. When the color condition is included in the search condition, the server excludes a captured image associated with the image color information indicating the black-and-white image among all captured images stored in the database from a search target, and outputs a search result including a captured image satisfying the search condition. When the color condition is not included in the search condition, the server outputs a search result including a captured image satisfying the search condition among all captured images stored in the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka FUKUSHIMA, Takeshi SHIMADA, Hiroaki OOTAKE, Takuya KISE, Masakazu FUJII
  • Patent number: 11348350
    Abstract: An observation system includes a processor. The processor manages a plurality of images acquired in time series with respect to a biological sample which is being cultured, records a first comment and a first region of interest (RoI) in a storage device in association with the images based on user's instructions, and records a second comment and a second ROI in the storage device in association with the first comment based on user's instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Takimoto, Yohei Tanikawa, Taiji Mine, Takayuki Nakatomi, Masakazu Fujii
  • Publication number: 20220129722
    Abstract: An RF tag includes an RF tag antenna and an IC chip. The RF tag antenna is provided with: an insulation base material having a first main surface, a second main surface, and a first lateral surface; a first waveguide element provided on the first main surface; a second waveguide element provided to extend from the second main surface to the first lateral surface and the first main surface; and a power supply part and a short circuiting part that are provided on the first main surface. A planar inverted-F antenna is formed from the insulation base material, the first waveguide element, the second waveguide element, the power supply part, and the short circuiting part. The lengths of the power supply part and the short circuiting part are set such that the resonant frequency of an LC resonant circuit coincides with the reception frequency of radio waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi SHINAGAWA, Masakazu FUJII
  • Publication number: 20220083811
    Abstract: A monitoring camera includes a capturing unit that is configured to capture an image of at least one object within the angle of view, and a processor that is equipped with the artificial intelligence and that is configured to detect a plurality of characteristic parts of the object reflected in a captured image input from the capturing unit based on the artificial intelligence. The processor associates, for each of the at least one object, information for specifying each of the plurality of detected characteristic parts with a same object ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIMADA, Takuya KISE, Hiroaki OOTAKE, Yoshitaka FUKUSHIMA, Masakazu FUJII, Toshihiko YAMAHATA
  • Patent number: 11194145
    Abstract: An image reproducing device includes one or more processors. The processor acquires image group data including a plurality of images and tag information on at least one tag. The images relate to a biological sample along time series. The tag information relates to an operation on the biological sample and is associated with at least part of the images. The processor selects from the plurality of images using the tag information, images to be reproduced along the time series as reproduction selected images. The processor outputs to a display, data relating to the images for the reproduction selected images to be reproduced along time series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Tanikawa, Shinichi Takimoto, Masakazu Fujii, Taiji Mine, Takayuki Nakatomi
  • Publication number: 20210216932
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores an energy system optimization program causing a computer to execute processes of predetermined steps, the steps including an input step of designating a plurality of types of energy facilities configuring an energy system, a calculation step of acquiring at least one of an optimal system configuration and an optimal operation pattern for which a predetermined index is minimal among at least one of system configurations and operation patterns of the energy system satisfying a predetermined demand, and an output step of outputting the at least one of the optimal system configuration and the optimal operation pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji KOGUMA, Akinobu INAMURA, Masakazu FUJII
  • Patent number: 11030507
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an antenna for an RF tag and an RF tag with which a communication distance between reading devices can be extended. [Solution] This antenna for an RF tag is provided with: an insulation member 40; a waveguide element 20 provided on one side of the insulation member 40; a waveguide element 30 disposed so as to face the waveguide element 20 and provided on the other side of the insulation member 40; a power supply unit 50 having one end electrically connected to the waveguide element 30; and a short-circuit unit 60 having one end electrically connected to the wave guide element 20 and the other end electrically connected to the waveguide element 30, wherein the permittivity of an insulation region A1 on the waveguide element 20 side among regions sandwiched between the waveguide element 20 and the waveguide element 30 is different from the permittivity of an insulation region A2 on the waveguide element 30 side among said regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PHOENIX SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisao Kanaoka, Shiro Sugimura, Tatsuji Niwata, Masakazu Fujii
  • Publication number: 20200302259
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an antenna for an RF tag and an RF tag with which a communication distance between reading devices can be extended. [Solution] This antenna for an RF tag is provided with: an insulation member 40; a waveguide element 20 provided on one side of the insulation member 40; a waveguide element 30 disposed so as to face the waveguide element 20 and provided on the other side of the insulation member 40; a power supply unit 50 having one end electrically connected to the waveguide element 30; and a short-circuit unit 60 having one end electrically connected to the wave guide element 20 and the other end electrically connected to the waveguide element 30, wherein the permittivity of an insulation region A1 on the waveguide element 20 side among regions sandwiched between the waveguide element 20 and the waveguide element 30 is different from the permittivity of an insulation region A2 on the waveguide element 30 side among said regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hisao Kanaoka, Shiro Sugimura, Tatsuji Niwata, Masakazu Fujii
  • Patent number: 10762327
    Abstract: Provided is an image-processing device that includes: a processor including hardware; the processor configured to: analyze an image of the inside of a culture vessel that cultures cells, and acquire quantitative data of living cells and quantitative data of dead cells inside the culture vessel; and generate comparison data that allows comparison of the acquired quantitative data of the living cells and the acquired quantitative data of the dead cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakatomi, Satoshi Ishii, Isao Sakane, Masakazu Fujii, Akira Matsushita, Takashi Miyoshi
  • Publication number: 20200175254
    Abstract: An observation system includes a processor. The processor manages a plurality of images acquired in time series with respect to a biological sample which is being cultured, records a first comment and a first region of interest (RoI) in a storage device in association with the images based on user's instructions, and records a second comment and a second ROI in the storage device in association with the first comment based on user's instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi TAKIMOTO, Yohei TANIKAWA, Taiji MINE, Takayuki NAKATOMI, Masakazu FUJII
  • Publication number: 20200073104
    Abstract: An image reproducing device includes one or more processors. The processor acquires image group data including a plurality of images and tag information on at least one tag. The images relate to a biological sample along time series. The tag information relates to an operation on the biological sample and is associated with at least part of the images. The processor selects from the plurality of images using the tag information, images to be reproduced along the time series as reproduction selected images. The processor outputs to a display, data relating to the images for the reproduction selected images to be reproduced along time series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei TANIKAWA, Shinichi TAKIMOTO, Masakazu FUJII, Taiji MINE, Takayuki NAKATOMI
  • Publication number: 20190095692
    Abstract: Provided is an image-processing device that includes: a prosessor including hardware, the prosessor configured to: analyze an image of the inside of a culture vessel that cultures cells, and acquire quantitative data of living cells and quantitative data of dead cells inside the culture vessel; and generate comparison data that allows comparison of the acquired quantitative data of the living cells and the acquired quantitative data of the dead cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki NAKATOMI, Satoshi ISHII, Isao SAKANE, Masakazu FUJII, Akira MATSUSHITA, Takashi MIYOSHI
  • Patent number: 9108321
    Abstract: (A) One or both of an object and a robot are measured by measuring units to acquire sensor information. (B) The internal state of one or both of the object and the robot is predicted and updated by a state estimation unit on the basis of the sensor information. (C) The internal state is stored by a data storage unit. (D) The robot is controlled by a robot control unit. At (B), the internal state is updated by the state estimation unit at an arbitrary timing that is independent of the control cycle of the robot. At (D), a prediction value necessary for controlling the robot is calculated by the robot control unit at a control cycle on the basis of the latest internal state stored in the data storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Emoto, Toshihiro Hayashi, Hajime Banno, Masakazu Fujii, Mitsuharu Sonehara