Patents by Inventor Masataka Kawauchi

Masataka Kawauchi 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: 5626821
    Abstract: A cash transaction machine performs receiving and/or paying transactions of bills by manipulation of a user, transfers bills between a receptacle where bills are paid in and out and a storage where bills are stored, and by using a sterilizing unit for heat-sterilizing bills being transferred at a specified temperature range and a specified time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kako, Asahiko Isobe, Masataka Kawauchi, Tomomi Mizuno, Teruaki Mitsuya, Minoru Kadowaki, Atsuko Uozumi, Ryozo Nakamura, Riichi Kato, Kousuke Noda, Hiroyuki Kashiwada
  • Patent number: 5563394
    Abstract: Cash transaction machine and method for receiving and/or dispensing money by user's manipulation to transact the money comprise a bill receptacle, a bill dispense port, a bill storage and a transport unit for transporting the bill between the receptacle and/or the dispense port, a disinfection unit, and the storage. The bills received and/or to be dispensed are disinfected by the disinfection unit arranged in the transport unit by heating the bills by a heated roller, irradiating the bills by an ultraviolet ray from an ultraviolet ray lamp or applying disinfecting liquid to the bills. Alternatively, the bills are disinfected by a disinfection unit arranged in the storage by heating the bills by a heater or irradiating an electromagnetic wave to the bills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kako, Asahiko Isobe, Masataka Kawauchi, Tomomi Mizuno, Teruaki Mitsuya
  • Patent number: 5548316
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image processing system is disclosed, in which there are provided a first conveyance passage including conveying rollers for conveying a medium having a nature that the volume thereof expands when heated, a stereoscopic image output device including a heating head and a roller for pressing the medium against the heating head so as to heat the medium thereby to form a stereoscopic image, and an information processing control section for processing information of respective parts of the processing system and controlling operation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Hamada, Masataka Kawauchi
  • Patent number: 5536002
    Abstract: A conveyor apparatus for conveying paper sheets having a plurality of conveyor path units which are connected to form a continuous conveyor path. Each unit includes a housing having both longitudinal ends opened, a sheet conveyor, provided in the housing, for conveying the paper sheets while holding the paper sheets between endless belts and a connecting structure provided on both longitudinal ends to enable each unit to be connected in series with other units. The conveyor is disposed near both longitudinal ends to make a distance between an adjacent conveyor, when the units are connected, small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushi Yoshida, Masataka Kawauchi
  • Patent number: 5504313
    Abstract: Cash transaction machine and method for receiving and/or dispensing money by user's manipulation to transact the money includes a bill receptacle, a bill dispense port, a bill storage and a transport unit for transporting the bill between the receptacle and/or the dispense port, a disinfection unit, and the storage. The bills received and/or to be dispensed are disinfected by the disinfection unit arranged in the transport unit by heating the bills by a heated roller, irradiating the bills by an ultraviolet ray from an ultraviolet ray lamp or applying disinfecting liquid to the bills. Alternatively, the bills are disinfected by a disinfection unit arranged in the storage by heating the bills by a heater or irradiating an electromagnetic wave to the bills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kako, Asahiko Isobe, Masataka Kawauchi, Tomomi Mizuno, Teruaki Mitsuya
  • Patent number: 5428342
    Abstract: A system for analyzing the operating conditions of electrical apparatus in order for the aged to check the change and abnormal state of life and for the external institute to check the safety of the houses or homes and so on. The data of standard power spectra of particular consumption current for each apparatus are stored in the memory of the system. The electrical signal detected from the wiring conductor is converted into a digital signal by the preprocessor and undergoes fast Fourier transform at the processor so as to be converted into an extracted power spectrum. If the extracted power spectrum includes a particular one of the standard power spectra as a result of comparing this spectrum with the standard power spectra, the operating conditions of that apparatus are stored in the memory with lapse of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Enoki, Masataka Kawauchi, Hiroshi Ohki, Ichiro Nakamura, Kazuo Sakai
  • Patent number: 5374814
    Abstract: Cash transaction machine and method for receiving and/or dispensing money by user's manipulation to transact the money includes a bill receptacle, a bill dispense port, a bill storage and a transport unit for transporting the bill between the receptacle and/or the dispense port, a disinfection unit, and the storage. The bills received and/or to be dispensed are disinfected by the disinfection unit arranged in the transport unit by heating the bills by a heated roller, irradiating the bills by an ultraviolet ray from an ultraviolet ray lamp or applying disinfecting liquid to the bills. Alternatively, the bills are disinfected by a disinfection unit arranged in the storage by heating the bills by a heater or irradiating an electromagnetic wave to the bills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1994
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kako, Asahiko Isobe, Masataka Kawauchi, Tomomi Mizuno, Teruaki Mitsuya
  • Patent number: 5271615
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device comprising a plurality of pickup rollers for exerting a feeding force P (gf) on thin sheets which have ream weights K (kg) less than 55 kg and one or more friction rollers for offering resistance to the thin sheets fed by the pickup rollers. A distance L (mm), in a feeding direction, between the pickup rollers and the friction rollers is set in a range defined by the relationship ##EQU1## so as to enable a feeding of the thin sheets with no buckling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Kawauchi, Eisaku Saiki
  • Patent number: 5214622
    Abstract: An information display apparatus which accumulates arbitrary information inputted to a television receiver from the outside, superimposes the information in a memory on an ordinary video signal and displays the superimposed image on a television display in accordance with a calender timer built in the television receiver. A remote control unit is provided for inputting information to the information display apparatus from the outside. Memories are disposed in the information display apparatus and the remote control unit for accumulating arbitrary information. A calender timer is provided for serving as a reference for displaying information are also disclosed. Arbitrary information inputted from the outside can be displayed on a television display at a previously appointed date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Nemoto, Kazuo Sakai, Masataka Kawauchi, Hideki Tanaka, Kihachiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Ohki, Ichiro Nakamura, Hideo Enoki
  • Patent number: 5167300
    Abstract: A system for a financial institution such as a bank has a banking terminals to be operated by clerks, customer's cash banking terminals for transactions with customers, a commanding central section commanding the terminals, and conveyor paths for conveying cash bills from the central section to each terminal and vice versa. The conveyor path is composed of a plurality of conveyor path units and is laid on the original floor of the shop. The conveyor paths are concealed by a covering floor laid thereon, and the terminals are situated on the covering floor. The conveyor paths can be designed and laid freely in the space between the original floor and the covering floor in accordance with the lay-out of the terminals, by suitably selecting the pattern of connection of the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushi Yoshida, Masataka Kawauchi
  • Patent number: 5158274
    Abstract: At least one automaton for collectively controlling media inclusive of notes in a shop is located in a first corner, at least one automaton operated by customers is located in a second corner and at least one automaton operated by a clerk who is contacting or negotiating with a customer is located in a third corner. The automatons in individual corners are interconnected together by a sheet conveyor for aligning and conveying the media such as notes one by one. The amount of media stored in each automaton in each corner is always supervised and media are conveyed between automatons, as necessary, to effect supplementation/withdrawal of media. Furthermore, sheets are conveyed between opposed magnetic belts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Hamada, Shigeru Sasaki, Masao Okayama, Masataka Kawauchi, Naoya Sasaki, Haruo Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 5152516
    Abstract: A cleaning device capable of cleaning the surface of components, the cleaning device comprising: a cleaning member for cleaning the surface of the component which needs to be prevented from contamination; an arm made of a shape memory alloy and holding the cleaning member and also storing therein a first shape which can cause the cleaning member to be positioned on the surface of the component and a second shape which can cause the cleaning member to be retracted from the surface of the component; and shape transforming arrangement provided for the arm and transforming the shape between the first shape and the second shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Okayama, Masataka Kawauchi
  • Patent number: 5152513
    Abstract: A sheet reversing apparatus comprises a support in which sheets are stacked, an entrance section for guiding the sheet to the support, a blowing mechanism for directing an air stream to a sheet stack on the support to separate a lowermost sheet from remaining sheets, and a feeding mechanism for attracting the sheet to feed it. Further, stopper plates are provided to be pivoted above the support so that it cooperates with the support to pinch and brake the sheet therebetween in a continuous reversing mode wherein the incoming sheet is immediately fed and that it abuts against the incoming sheet by a portion thereof opposing a leading end of the sheet in a stack reversing mode wherein while the sheets are being stacked the lowermost sheet is separated and fed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Kiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ogasawara, Junichi Matsuno, Masataka Kawauchi, Makoto Kurosawa, Masaaki Koseki, Tetsuro Takahashi, Youichi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 5152512
    Abstract: A sheet dealing apparatus feeds sheets, received within the apparatus, to a user through a sheet delivery portion by an operation of the user or receives the sheets into the sheet dealing apparatus from the user. Also, this operation may be similarly applied to the sheet delivery mode between the sheet dealing apparatus and another sheet dealing apparatus. The sheet delivery portion is contructed so as to be retractable or extensible with respect to a body of the apparatus. A sheet delivery window formed at the delivery portion is variable in position as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushi Yoshida, Masataka Kawauchi, Haruo Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 5120945
    Abstract: A transaction recording system comprises means for inputting transaction data, means for storing said transaction data, means for writing the transaction data input from said inputting means into said storing means, means for reading out required transaction data from said storing means and outputting them, and means for changing account processing data of a memo item and its related items among the transaction data stored in said storing means. A transaction recording method comprises the steps corresponding to the respective means of the system. The transaction recording system and method permit the transaction data to be later changed thereby to provide data useful for processing an account such as a household account book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Nishibe, Yoshio Fukudome, Masataka Kawauchi
  • Patent number: 5106073
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device comprising a plurality of pickup rollers for exerting a feeding force P (gf) on thin sheets which have ream weights K (kg) less than 55 kg and one or more friction rollers for offering resistance to the thin sheets fed by the pickup rollers. A distance L (mm), in a feeding direction, between the pickup rollers and the friction rollers is set in a range defined by the relationship: ##EQU1## so as to enables a feeding of the thin sheets with no buckling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Kawauchi, Eisaku Saiki
  • Patent number: 5090676
    Abstract: A sheet separating and feeding apparatus has a separating device and a vacuum-attracting device to separate and feed sheets one by one from piled sheets. The separating device includes a compressed air plenum chamber, and main nozzles, first auxiliary nozzles and second auxiliary nozzles which are provided on the compressed air plenum chamber for causing air to blow to an upper portion of the piled sheets to separate the uppermost sheet from the remaining sheets. The vacuum-attracting device includes a vacuum chamber and an endless belt having a plurality of through holes provided in a part of the belt. The endless belt rotates around the vacuum chamber, and attracts the uppermost sheet which is separated by the separating device, when the through holes intermittently communicate with a negative pressure in the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Matsuno, Tsuyoshi Ogasawara, Masataka Kawauchi
  • Patent number: 5076567
    Abstract: A medium transferring apparatus which makes use of a preliminary transference stage prior to a main transference stage at the time of transference of a medium such as a sheet of paper. In the former stage, an initial parameter setting operation is performed so that a desired amount of feeding of the medium and control parameters for achieving this feed amount, including the amount of control rotation, rotational speed and acceleration on starting of a transferring motor are automatically determined on the basis of external factors used as parameters such as the number of operations of the transferring apparatus, the type of the medium and desired environmental factors of use of the apparatus including temperature and humidity. In the initial parameter setting operation, an unknown friction coefficient of the medium is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoya Sasaki, Masataka Kawauchi
  • Patent number: 5039086
    Abstract: To adjust the posture of a sheet being conveyed, movable checker members provided adjacent to the conveyance path for the sheet are once driven in the direction of conveyance of the sheet before the members touch the sheet and are subsequently decelerated, the members being caused to abut against the front end of the sheet during the deceleration, thereby checking the sheet and thus correcting any skew thereof. Further, for positioning the sides of the sheet, the sheet is taken out of a hopper by way of a separating device and is guided and fed in such a manner that its front corner will not be caused to abut against a side registration guide, and subsequently the sheet is conveyed toward the guide by way of obliquely extending conveyer belt devices and one side of the sheet is brought into contact with the guide for positioning after a front corner of the sheet has passed at least the edge of the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Koki, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Matsuno, Tsuyoshi Ogasawara, Masataka Kawauchi, Tsuneki Kobayashi, Yasuyuki Tsuji
  • Patent number: 5018718
    Abstract: A method of controlling print positioning comprises the steps of: detecting the time which elapses until a sheet of paper reaches a given position; predicting the time which would elapse until the paper reaches an image transfer position on the basis of the time detected in the detection step; calculating the time difference between the predicted time and an elapse time calculated on the basis of a paper carrying speed pattern which is previously stored and has at least two speeds; and controlling the paper carrying speed so that the calculated time difference becomes zero, thereby preventing any misregistration between a toner image and the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Matsuno, Tsuyoshi Ogasawara, Masataka Kawauchi, Yasuyuki Tsuji