Masato Ogawa 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).
Abstract: An electric power demand adjustment program management apparatus, comprises a server which includes: a communication unit that communicates with a plurality of customer terminals that manage customer devices through a communication network; a program unit that creates an electric power demand adjustment program showing a demand adjustment amount allocated to at least one first customer terminal selected from the plurality of customer terminals in each predetermined time segment, based on predetermined constraint conditions and predetermined information received from the plurality of customer terminals; a program executing unit that transmits the electric power demand adjustment program, and instructs the first customer terminal to execute the electric power demand adjustment program; and a providing unit that provides, when the program unit fails to create the electric power demand adjustment program, investigation result information including an investigation result for a cause of the failure.
Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a sheet container, an air blower, and a guide. The sheet container is configured to store a plurality of sheets. The air blower is configured to blow air to the plurality of sheets to separate a single sheet from subsequent sheets of the plurality of sheets. The guide is configured to contact a surface of the single sheet separated from the subsequent sheets of the plurality of sheets over a given region downstream from any position of an upstream region in a sheet conveyance direction to guide the single sheet. The upstream region is from an upstream end to a center of the single sheet in the sheet conveyance direction.
Abstract: A conveying device includes a blower, a conveyor, and an upstream blower. The blower blows air to a sheet material. The conveyor includes a sandwiching unit to sandwich the sheet material, and conveys the sheet material to a blowing region of the blower. The upstream blower blows air toward a downstream side in a conveyance direction of the sheet material, from an upstream side of the blowing region in the conveyance direction of the sheet material to the blowing region.
Abstract: A conveying device to convey a conveyed object includes a supporter, a blower, a negative pressure generator, and a divider. The supporter has a front surface to support the conveyed object. The supporter has an air-permeable structure. The blower blows air toward the front surface of the supporter. The negative pressure generator creates a negative pressure state in a space at a back surface side of the supporter. The negative pressure generator includes a suction unit to suck air in the space through a plurality of suction ports. The suction ports are disposed away from and opposed to a back surface of the supporter. The divider is disposed away from the back surface of the supporter between the suction ports and the back surface of the supporter in the space. The divider has a plurality of ventilation holes smaller in opening area than each of the suction ports.
March 16, 2018
Date of Patent:
February 18, 2020
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Mitsuo Ohtake, Masato Ogawa, Kohki Asada, Ryohei Ito
Abstract: To propose an information processing device and method capable of planning an effective scheme, such as distributing information appropriate to a user. Time-series positional data composed of time-series positional information of a mobile communication body are collected, and a regular behavior of a user of the mobile communication body is estimated on the basis of the collected time-series positional data of the mobile communication body.
Abstract: A drying device to dry a drying target member includes a plurality of holders and a circulator. The plurality of holders hold the drying target member. The circulator circulates the plurality of holders. The plurality of holders are supported by the circulator to rotate with respect to the circulator.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquirer configured to acquire an input image, and a processor configured to generate the original image by performing for the input image correction processing using correction data according to an optical aberration of the observation optical system. In the correction processing for the oblique view state, the processor uses first correction data according to the optical aberration corresponding to a first position distant from the observation optical system by a distance made by adding a rotating radius of the eye to the first distance, to generate an area other than the specific area in the original image, and uses second correction data according to the optical aberration corresponding to a second position closer to the observation optical system than the first position to generate the specific area.
Abstract: Provided is a prediction system for calculating a prediction value related to a prediction target to which prediction in an arbitrary period is adapted. The prediction system includes a storage device which records a plurality of data used to calculate the prediction value and a control device which includes a predetermined operation model and applies the plurality of data to the operation model to calculate the prediction value. The control device changes the operation model, on the basis of information of respective temporal attributes of the plurality of data.
Abstract: An energy operation system, apparatus, and method capable of stably supplying energy and providing adjustment control based on prediction precision and planning precision for energy supply and demand. An energy operation apparatus includes a demand predictor, planner, evaluator, and solution quality controller. The demand predictor predicts demand and/or a power generation amount of future energy in a management area. The planner prepares a future energy supply plan in the management area based on a prediction. The evaluator evaluates supply and/or demand conditions including at least one of future weather in the management area, energy demand in the management area, a demand density and/or a generation density of future energy in the management area. The solution quality controller controls the quality of at least one of a prediction solution of the demand predictor and the energy supply plan of the planner based on an evaluation result from the evaluator.
Abstract: A data processing system calculates prediction or planning data of an object from observation data of a calculation object of the prediction or planning data and observation data of various factors, including a first processing section which identifies a model used for calculation of the prediction or planning data of each of the factors, a second processing section which calculates data which indices the kind of a time transition of the factor from the observation data of the factor and classifies the observation data of the factor by using the calculated data which indicates the kind of the time transition, and a third processing section which changes the model for calculation of the prediction or planning data on the basis of the classified observation data and the prediction data of the factor in a prediction or planning data calculation object time period and calculates the prediction or planning data.
Abstract: A surface mount type device includes: an electronic component, a main substrate on which the electronic component is mounted, a pedestal on which the main substrate is mounted, a lower substrate on which the pedestal is mounted, and a cover mounted on the lower substrate so as to cover the pedestal. The soldering pattern is soldered with the cover from a region where the cover is mounted to an inside of the lower substrate, on the lower substrate. The pedestal includes a cut-out portion in a side surface portion so as to form a space above the soldering pattern. The cover is secured to the soldering pattern by a solder formed in the space.
Abstract: Provided is a data prediction system for predicting a future prediction value. The data prediction system has a data management device which manages data and a prediction operation device which models tendency of an error amount of a prediction operation result calculated on the basis of a correlation with a major explanatory variable and corrects a future prediction value. The data management device includes a storage unit which stores prediction target past measurement data observed with a time transition and explanatory factor data explaining the prediction target past measurement data.
Abstract: To enhance a resilience performance of a ball at hitting the ball, a grommet is configured to include a strip-shaped portion extending in a predetermined direction and a cylindrical portion projecting from one surface of the strip-shaped portion, the cylindrical portion being a portion through which a string passes. A bulge portion is formed on a part on another surface of the strip-shaped portion, the part being along an inner periphery of the cylindrical portion. The bulge portion has a shape bulged more than the other surface of the strip-shaped portion, and the string is folded back at the bulge portion. A plurality of the protrusions are formed between the cylindrical portions adjacent to one another, the plurality of the protrusions being portions to which the string contacts.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus configured to process captured images captured by an image capturing apparatus configured to simultaneously capture a plurality of images for generating a panoramic image or a generated image generated from the captured images includes a judgment unit configured to judge whether an image of a support member supporting the image capturing apparatus exists in a predetermined range in the captured images or the generated image, and a notification unit configured to notify, based on a result of the judgment by the judgment unit, a user of guidance information for changing a viewpoint position from which the image capturing apparatus captures images, wherein in a case where a feature amount indicating the support member is detected in a predetermined region in the captured images or the generated image, the judgment unit judges that an image of the support member exits in the predetermined range.
Abstract: To provide a polymer having a high ratio of the amount thereof present in a tumor to the amount thereof present in blood (hereinafter, sometimes abbreviated as a tumor/blood ratio). The polymer has phosphorylcholine (derivative) as a side chain and has a dye (near-infrared dye) having absorption in the near-infrared wavelength region bound to the polymer.
Abstract: A conveying device includes a blower and a conveyor. The blower blows air to a sheet material. The conveyor conveys the sheet material through a blowing region of the blower. The conveyor includes a surface movable member and a presser. The surface movable member conveys the sheet material with movement of a surface of the surface movable member, with a back side of the sheet material supported with the surface movable member. The presser presses at least a portion of a leading end of the sheet material toward the surface movable member in at least an area from a position upstream from the blowing region in a conveyance direction of the sheet material to a position in the blowing region of the blower.
Abstract: A trading planning apparatus includes an order quantity planning section determining trading quantities with a plurality of trade connections from a trading cumulative quantity and estimated data about future quantities related to demand and the trade connections, a split-time-based split order planning section generating trading and ordering data containing data about an order price or an order quantity related to trading and ordering in each of planned trading periods that are periods into which a trading period, during which trading can be conducted, is subdivided, and a future quantity estimation section estimating estimated quantities of data related to errors in the future quantities estimated from actual record values, the order quantity planning section increasing or reducing the trading quantity of any of the trade connections when a difference between a sum of the trading quantities of all of the trade connections and a future quantity demanded is equal to or greater than a predetermined value.
Abstract: A data prediction system for calculating a predicted value includes a storage device for storing a measured value of a prediction target, a controller for calculating estimation data of the prediction target on the basis of the measured value, and a combining process module for combining predicted values in a future time period, each calculated by using a different calculation model, and outputting a combined value as a new predicted value.