Patents by Inventor Masataka Yamazaki

Masataka Yamazaki 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: 20210284197
    Abstract: In an accident pattern determination apparatus including a storage storing attributes assigned to respective ones of a plurality of predefined traffic situations, an acquirer acquires, for each of vehicle-related accident cases, an accident pattern that is a combination of traffic situations in the accident case, from the plurality of predefined traffic situations. A determiner determines, for each accident pattern acquired by the acquirer, whether the accident pattern is an accident pattern of high accident risk or an accident pattern of low accident risk for specific vehicles, based on the accident patterns acquired for the respective accident cases and the attributes assigned to respective ones of the plurality of predefined traffic situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Masataka MORI, Kenji MUTO, Kazuhito TAKENAKA, Daisuke HIRANO, Suguru YAMAZAKI, Yoshinori TAKEUCHI, Shun SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11107837
    Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device including a planar transistor having an oxide semiconductor and a capacitor. In a semiconductor device, a transistor includes an oxide semiconductor film, a gate insulating film over the oxide semiconductor film, a gate electrode over the gate insulating film, a second insulating film over the gate electrode, a third insulating film over the second insulating film, and a source and a drain electrodes over the third insulating film; the source and the drain electrodes are electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor film; a capacitor includes a first and a second conductive films and the second insulating film; the first conductive film and the gate electrode are provided over the same surface; the second conductive film and the source and the drain electrodes are provided over the same surface; and the second insulating film is provided between the first and the second conductive films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Kenichi Okazaki, Masahiro Katayama, Masataka Nakada
  • Patent number: 11063757
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a system for utilizing setting information, including a first electronic device and a second electronic device communicably connected to an information processing apparatus via a network. The first electronic device includes first circuitry to: obtain, from a first memory, setting information relating to setting of the first electronic device; accept selection of a saving destination of the setting information; encrypt the setting information in an encryption method determined in accordance with the saving destination; and store the encrypted setting information in the saving destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka Yamazaki, Yoh Masuyama
  • Patent number: 10277763
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, includes an image processing device to perform processing, using electrical power supplied from a supply source, the supply source being selected from a commercial power supply, a first electrical power storage device, and a second electrical power storage device, the second electric power supply storage device supplying electric power in an amount smaller than an amount supplied from the first electric power supply storage device; and circuitry to control the processing to be performed by the image processing device according to the selected supply source. When the supply source is the first electrical power storage device, the circuitry controls the image processing device to execute processing that is executable when the supply source is the commercial power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Yamazaki, Jun Kimura
  • Publication number: 20180351742
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a system for utilizing setting information, including a first electronic device and a second electronic device communicably connected to an information processing apparatus via a network. The first electronic device includes first circuitry to: obtain, from a first memory, setting information relating to setting of the first electronic device; accept selection of a saving destination of the setting information; encrypt the setting information in an encryption method determined in accordance with the saving destination; and store the encrypted setting information in the saving destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka YAMAZAKI, Yoh MASUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10027840
    Abstract: In a printer, when a storage print job is a print job for execution of carbon-copy printing, a controller performs: creating a plurality of bit map data by rasterizing page-description-language data contained in the storage print job a plurality of times; storing the created bit map data; and controlling an image former to print images based on the stored bit map data when a print instruction for the storage print job is received. When the storage print job is a print job not for execution of the carbon-copy printing, the controller performs: storing the page-description-language data contained in the storage print job; when the print instruction for the storage print job is received, rasterizing the stored page-description-language data to create bit map data; and controlling the image former to print an image based on the created bit map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chika Tabushi, Masataka Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20180084127
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, includes an image processing device to perform processing, using electrical power supplied from a supply source, the supply source being selected from it commercial power supply, a first electrical power storage device, and a second electrical power storage device, the second electric power supply storage device supplying electric power in an amount smaller than an amount supplied from the first electric power supply storage device; and circuitry to control the processing to be performed by the image processing device according to the selected supply source. When the supply source is the first electrical power storage device, the circuitry controls the image processing device to execute processing that is executable when the supply source is the commercial power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Masataka YAMAZAKI, Jun KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170359477
    Abstract: In a printer, when a storage print job is a print job for execution of carbon-copy printing, a controller performs: creating a plurality of bit map data by rasterizing page-description-language data contained in the storage print job a plurality of times; storing the created bit map data; and controlling an image former to print images based on the stored bit map data when a print instruction for the storage print job is received. When the storage print job is a print job not for execution of the carbon-copy printing, the controller performs: storing the page-description-language data contained in the storage print job; when the print instruction for the storage print job is received, rasterizing the stored page-description-language data to create bit map data; and controlling the image former to print an image based on the created bit map data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Chika TABUSHI, Masataka Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9152116
    Abstract: A printing apparatus including: a plurality of reception units, wherein at least one of the plurality of reception units receives a printing job; a printing unit that performs printing based on the printing job received by the at least one of the plurality of reception units; a determination unit that determines a difficulty level of reprinting based on which of the plurality of reception units received the printing job; a setting unit that sets a correction-performing condition based on the determined difficulty level of reprinting, wherein the correction-performing condition becomes easier to satisfy as the determined difficulty level of reprinting increases; and a correction unit that performs a correcting process by causing the printing unit to form a pattern and by correcting an image to be printed based on a result of measuring the pattern, if the correction-performing condition is satisfied when the printing job is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masataka Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9057998
    Abstract: A printer includes: a printing unit; a processor; and memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, causing the printer to perform operations comprising: shifting from a power supply mode to a power saving mode in case that a shift condition from the power supply mode to the power saving mode is met; executing a correction processing group that includes a first correction process in case that a first execution condition is met, and a second correction process unit in case that a second execution condition is met after the execution of the first correction process is completed; and delaying the shifting from the power supply mode to the power saving mode until completion of the second correction process, when both execution condition are met and when the execution of the first correction process has started and the execution of the second correction process is not completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masataka Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9007619
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a job receiver, a printing unit, a command receiver, a processor, and a memory. The printing apparatus is caused to determine whether the printing apparatus is in a secure mode when the command receiver receives a cancel command, perform a secure cancellation process when the command receiver receives the cancel command and the printing apparatus is in the secure mode, and perform a non-secure cancellation process when the command receiver receives the cancel command and the printing apparatus is not in the secure mode. The secure cancellation process includes analyzing a print job received by the job receiver and whose analysis is not finished, determining whether an analyzed print job is a secure print job or a normal print job, maintaining printing of the analyzed print job that is the secure print job, and cancelling the printing of the analyzed print job that is the normal print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masataka Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8947721
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus operates according to setting information, and includes a storage unit for storing the setting information; an interface for connecting a portable storage medium; a processing unit for reading/writing the setting information from/to the storage unit, and reading/writing the setting information from/to the portable storage medium via the interface, and a log creating unit for creating a first processing result log indicating a first processing result of a reading/writing process when the processing unit reads the setting information from the storage unit and writes the setting information in the portable storage medium, and storing the first processing result log, and creating a second processing result log indicating a second processing result of a reading/writing process when the processing unit reads the setting information from the portable storage medium and writes the setting information in the storage unit, and storing the second processing result log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuma Hirokawa, Yukio Yamaguchi, Masataka Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20140285834
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a job receiver, a printing unit, a command receiver, a processor, and a memory. The printing apparatus is caused to determine whether the printing apparatus is in a secure mode when the command receiver receives a cancel command, perform a secure cancellation process when the command receiver receives the cancel command and the printing apparatus is in the secure mode, and perform a non-secure cancellation process when the command receiver receives the cancel command and the printing apparatus is not in the secure mode. The secure cancellation process includes analyzing a print job received by the job receiver and whose analysis is not finished, determining whether an analyzed print job is a secure print job or a normal print job, maintaining printing of the analyzed print job that is the secure print job, and cancelling the printing of the analyzed print job that is the normal print job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masataka Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8777208
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a feeding delay control unit to control a delay in feeding image formation media to a conveying unit and a counting unit to count a number of image formation media discharged to a discharge tray. When a count value of the counting unit reaches a threshold, the feeding delay control unit causes a feeding unit to switch a feeding mode from a small spacing mode, in which a next image formation medium is fed while a previously-fed image formation medium is on a conveying path, to a large spacing mode, in which an image formation medium is fed after a previously-fed image formation medium is discharged from the conveying path. When a number of image formation media on which images have been formed is smaller than a upper limit, the feeding mode is returned from the large spacing mode to the small spacing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Masataka Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8730511
    Abstract: A printing apparatus is provided, which includes an instruction receiving unit which receives an execution instruction of a print job, a sheet receiving unit which receives printed sheets; a sorting unit which discharges a separation sheet for separating the printed sheets, and a control device which determine whether the print job is a first job to be executed while a user exists in the vicinity or a second job to be executed while the user dose not exist in the vicinity, and which executes the print job in a first mode where the sorting unit does not discharge the separation sheet, when the print job is the first job, and executes the print job in a second mode where the sorting unit discharges the separation sheet, when the print job is the second job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masataka Yamazaki, Wataru Mizumukai
  • Publication number: 20140037317
    Abstract: A printer includes: a printing unit; a processor; and memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, causing the printer to perform operations comprising: shifting from a power supply mode to a power saving mode in case that a shift condition from the power supply mode to the power saving mode is met; executing a correction processing group that includes a first correction process in case that a first execution condition is met, and a second correction process unit in case that a second execution condition is met after the execution of the first correction process is completed; and delaying the shifting from the power supply mode to the power saving mode until completion of the second correction process, when both execution condition are met and when the execution of the first correction process has started and the execution of the second correction process is not completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masataka YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 8638454
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a reading section configured to read an original document, a printing section configured to perform duplex printing including printing N sheets on first sides thereof and subsequently printing M sheets on second sides thereof when printing an image of the original document read by the reading section, wherein M is equal to or smaller than N, a determination section configured to calculate a preparation time required to generate print data based on a copy setting which affects the preparation time, and configured to determine the value of N, wherein the determination section determines a smaller value as the value of N, as the preparation time is longer, and a control section configured to control the printing section to perform the duplex printing in accordance with the value of N determined by the determination section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masataka Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8582987
    Abstract: In a printing device, the conveying mechanism has a first path from a accommodating unit to the printing position and a second path that conveys the sheet that has once passed through the printing position to the printing position in an inverted state. The controller controls the conveying mechanism to perform an automatic duplex print. Printing on the one side is executed by using the first path and printing on the another side is executed by using the second path. The another side printing error disables printing of an image, by using the second path, on the another side of the sheet, whose one side has already been printed. When the another side printing error occurs, the controller controls the conveying mechanism to convey, through the first path, a sheet and controlling the printing unit to print the image on the sheet based on the set of image data to be printed on the another side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masataka Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8526058
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: a forming section; a correction section configured to measure at least one of a position and a density of a formed image and perform a correction function for adjusting an image forming condition based on the measurement; a determination section configured to determine whether a color condition is satisfied; and a control section configured to selectively perform a first mode or a second mode if there is a print request while a correction execution condition satisfied, wherein in the first mode, the correction section is caused to perform the correction function, before a printing process begins in response to the print request, and wherein in the second mode, the correction section is caused to perform the correction function at least before the printing process to the color page data, on condition that the determination section determines that the color condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masataka Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8520256
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a printing unit which prints an image on a recording medium; a controller which causes the printing unit to execute print processing on the basis of a print request; a measurement unit which executes an image measurement processing using the image printed by the printing unit; a correction unit which corrects the image to be printed by the printing unit on the basis of the result of the image measurement processing; and a detector which detects occurrence of a measurement executable error which stops print processing performed on the recording medium by the printing unit and which can causes the measurement unit to execute the image measurement processing, wherein when the detector detects the measurement executable error during the print processing, the controller controls the printing unit to stop processing the print processing and controls the measurement unit to execute the image measurement processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masataka Yamazaki