Patents by Inventor Masato Tanabe

Masato Tanabe 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: 11409227
    Abstract: A drum unit detachably mountable to a main assembly of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive drum and a coupling member provided on the photosensitive drum. The coupling member includes a driving force receiving portion and a supporting portion movably supporting the driving force receiving portion. The supporting portion includes a first extended portion and a second extended portion which extend at least in an axial direction of the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuo Uesugi, Masato Tanabe, Tomonori Mori, Daisuke Abe, Tadayuki Tsuda, Hideshi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11392079
    Abstract: A process cartridge includes a photosensitive drum and a first casing rotatably supporting the photosensitive drum. The process cartridge also includes a developing roller configured to develop an electrostatic latent image formed on the photosensitive drum with toner, a supplying roller configured to supply the developing roller with the toner, and a second casing rotatably supporting the developing roller and the supplying roller and containing the toner. A rotatable coupling is provided with a projection and operatively connected to the supplying roller and the developing roller so that the coupling can transmit a rotational force to the supplying roller and the developing roller, and at least a part of the coupling being movable in a direction perpendicular to a rotational axis of the coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Maeshima, Masato Tanabe, Keisuke Nomura, Hiroki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20220224112
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor configured to: acquire renewable power generation information from a renewable energy power generation server; acquire at least one of hydrogen power generation information from a hydrogen power generation server and fuel cell information; acquire grid power generation information from a grid power generation server; acquire electric power information from each of a plurality of consumer facilities in a predetermined area, the electric power information being regarding an amount of electric power consumed by the consumer facility; and generate proposal information including information on a type of electric power supplied to a predetermined consumer facility based on at least one of the renewable power generation information, the hydrogen power generation information, and the fuel cell information, the grid power generation information, and a plurality of pieces of the electric power information, and output the proposal information to the predetermined con
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato EHARA, Kazuhiro SHIMIZU, Satoshi TANABE, Nanae TAKADA, Naohiro SEO
  • Publication number: 20220223889
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor that: acquires movement information related to a movement of a moving body from the moving body including a fuel cell using hydrogen fuel as a power source of the moving body, a storage unit for storing hot water discharged from the fuel cell, and a tub for using the hot water discharged from the storage unit; acquires destination information related to a destination of the moving body from the moving body or a terminal of a user who uses the moving body; and acquires set values of a water amount and a water temperature of the hot water stored in the storage unit from the moving body, generates schedule information related to traveling of the moving body based on the movement information, the destination information, and the set values, and outputs the schedule information to the moving body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato EHARA, Kazuhiro SHIMIZU, Satoshi TANABE, Nanae TAKADA, Naohiro SEO
  • Patent number: 11372365
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes a developing frame body rotatably supporting a developing roller. A first end member is attached to the first end of the developing frame and a second end member is attached to the second end of the developing frame body. The first end member and the second end member are rotatable independently of each other and relative to the developing frame body about a rotational axis common to the first end member and the second end member, and with rotation of the developing frame body relative to the first end member and the second end member, the developing roller moves from a first position to a second position in a direction that crosses a position of an axis of the developing roller when the developing roller is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Tanabe, Kazutaka Sueshige, Teruhiko Sasaki, Tsukasa Abe, Osamu Anan
  • Patent number: 11372348
    Abstract: A developing device includes a frame having an accommodation chamber where a developer is accommodated, and a replenishing port replenishing a developer to the accommodation chamber from outside, and a stirring member stirring the developer in the accommodation chamber. The stirring member includes a rotating shaft portion rotatably supported by the frame and a sheet member having one end fixed to the rotating shaft portion and another end as a free end and being rotatable with the rotating shaft portion. When the stirring member is rotated, the free end of the sheet member is capable of contacting an inner wall surface of the accommodation chamber in which the replenishing port is formed, and a through hole penetrating in a thickness direction of the sheet member is provided in a region of the sheet member that comes into contact with the inner wall surface of the accommodation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Harunobu Maeda, Masahito Kato, Kodai Hayashi, Takuya Oka, Yu Akiba, Masato Tanabe, Koichi Ooishi, Takatoshi Hamada, Yuichiro Hirata
  • Patent number: 11336618
    Abstract: A security apparatus includes a receiver that receives a frame front at least one network, a parameter storage that stores at least one examination parameter defining a content of an examination on a frame, and processing circuitry that performs operations. The operations include judging whether a predetermined condition is satisfied for the frame received by the receiver. When the predetermined condition is satisfied, updating the stored at least one examination parameter, and when the predetermined condition is not satisfied, not updating the stored at least one examination parameter. The operations also include executing an examination, based on the stored at least one examination parameter, as to whether the frame received by the receiver is an attack frame, and performing a process depending on a result of the execution of the examination such that an influence of an attack frame on at least one electronic control unit is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INIELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Manabu Maeda, Jun Anzai, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Masato Tanabe, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Publication number: 20220116405
    Abstract: An electronic control unit is connected to a network in an in-vehicle network system. The electronic control unit includes a first control circuit and a second control circuit. The first control circuit is connected to the network via the second control circuit. The second control circuit performs a first determination process on a frame to determine conformity of the frame with a first rule. Upon determining that the frame conforms to the first rule, the second control circuit transmits the frame to the first control circuit. The first control circuit performs a second determination process on the frame to determine conformity of the frame with a second rule. The second rule is different from the first rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Jun ANZAI, Yoshihiko KITAMURA, Masato TANABE, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Tomoyuki HAGA, Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Ryota SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 11287763
    Abstract: A toner transport apparatus includes a toner, a transport container having a transport path for transporting the toner toward the developing apparatus, and a pipe through which the toner is transported from the toner container to the transport container, with the pipe having an outlet hole from which the toner is discharged into the transport container. An air pump transports the toner from the toner container to the transport container, and an optical sensor includes a light-emitting element to emit a light and a light-receiving element to receive the light so that an optical path from the light-emitting element to the light-receiving element intersects with a passage area of the toner through which the toner passes after being discharged from the outlet hole of the pipe and before landing at a landing point of the transport container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomofumi Kawamura, Masato Tanabe, Takatoshi Hamada, Yusuke Atsu
  • Publication number: 20220050404
    Abstract: A toner cartridge includes a casing, a feeding member and a pump. the casing includes a toner accommodation chamber accommodating toner, and a toner discharging chamber having a discharge opening for discharging the toner, and a communication port for fluid communication between the toner accommodation chamber and the toner discharging chamber. A part of the feeding member is provided inside the communication port. When a minimum cross-sectional area of the communication port in a plane perpendicular to a toner feeding direction of the feeding member is Asmin, the toner discharging chamber has a cross-sectional area Bs larger than Asmin, and the toner accommodation chamber has a cross-sectional area Cs larger than Asmin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Naoya Asanuma, Takatoshi Hamada, Masato Tanabe, Tomofumi Kawamura, Yusuke Atsu
  • Patent number: 11249437
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes a frame rotatably supporting a developing roller. The developing cartridge also includes a first supporting member attached to a first end of the frame, with the first supporting member being movable relative to the frame. The developing cartridge further includes a second supporting member attached to a second end of the frame, with the second supporting member being movable relative to the frame and the first supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Tanabe, Kazutaka Sueshige, Teruhiko Sasaki, Tsukasa Abe, Osamu Anan
  • Patent number: 11247696
    Abstract: An information processing device collects information used for analyzing communication performed in an in-vehicle network by ECUs including an ECU which performs predetermined control related to a function of an ADAS. The information processing device includes a receiver, a determiner, and a processor. The receiver receives a plurality of items of communication data sequentially transmitted over the in-vehicle network. The determiner detects a control end time which is a time at which the predetermined control ends, and determine an analysis target period including the control end time. The processor classifies the plurality of items of communication data received by the receiver into analysis target communication data received within the analysis target period and non-analysis target communication data received outside the analysis target period. The processor further performs predetermined processing for analysis of the analysis target communication data based on the classification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Kouji Kobayashi, Tohru Wakabayashi, Kazuya Fujimura, Masato Tanabe
  • Patent number: 11240253
    Abstract: An electronic control unit is connected to a network in an in-vehicle network system. The electronic control unit includes a first control circuit and a second control circuit. The first control circuit is connected to the network via the second control circuit. The second control circuit performs a first determination process on a frame to determine conformity of the frame with a first rule. Upon determining that the frame conforms to the first rule, the second control circuit transmits the frame to the first control circuit. The first control circuit performs a second determination process on the frame to determine conformity of the frame with a second rule. The second rule is different from the first rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Jun Anzai, Yoshihiko Kitamura, Masato Tanabe, Hideki Matsushima, Tomoyuki Haga, Takeshi Kishikawa, Ryota Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20210373460
    Abstract: A cartridge includes a casing including a toner storage chamber storing toner and a toner discharge chamber having an outlet, a conveyance member conveying the toner from the toner storage chamber to the toner discharge chamber, an action member attached to the conveyance member and repeating an action of shifting between an entering state of entering the outlet and a retraction state of retracting from the outlet, and a pump expanding and contracting to be shifted between a first state and a second state in which the internal space is smaller in volume than in the first state, the pump putting air into the toner discharge chamber by being shifted from the first state to the second state, thereby discharging the toner from the toner discharge chamber through the outlet, and the pump taking in air by being shifted from the second state to the first state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Tomofumi Kawamura, Masato Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20210365542
    Abstract: A vehicle network system employing a controller area network protocol includes a bus, a first electronic control unit, and a second electronic control unit. The first electronic control unit transmits, via the bus, at least one data frame including an identifier relating to data used for a calculation for obtaining a message authentication code indicating authenticity of transmission content. The second electronic control unit receives the at least one data frame transmitted vis the bus and verifies the message authentication code in accordance with the identifier included in the at least one data frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Masato TANABE, Takeshi KISHIKAWA, Tomoyuki HAGA, Hideki MATSUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 11172121
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main assembly and a cartridge attached to the main assembly in an attaching direction. The main assembly includes a movable member movable between first and second positions and having first and second engaging portions to engage with first and second protrusions on the cartridge, and an urging member urging the movable member from the second position to the first position. The first engaging portion has a surface-to-be-abutted, a first surface-to-be-supported, and a recessed surface, and the second engaging portion has a regulating surface and a second surface-to-be-supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Tanabe, Kazuo Chadani, Yasunori Toriyama, Sadaaki Tani, Yuuki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20210333742
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a photosensitive member, a developing cartridge that has a developing member, a developing frame, an end member attached to the developing frame, and a restricting portion restricting a swing movement of the end member, and an apparatus body to which the developing cartridge is attachable. The apparatus body includes a movement unit moving the developing cartridge from a first position to a second position, a positioning portion engaging with the end member when the developing cartridge is located at the second position, and a restriction releasing portion acting on the restricting portion with a movement of the developing cartridge from the first position to the second position and releasing restriction of the swing movement of the end member, the restriction releasing portion being provided at a part of the apparatus main body excluding the movement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Masato Tanabe, Masakazu Tatsumi, Tatsuro Harada
  • Publication number: 20210286312
    Abstract: A drum unit detachably mountable to a main assembly of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive drum and a coupling member provided on the photosensitive drum. The coupling member includes a driving force receiving portion and a supporting portion movably supporting the driving force receiving portion. The supporting portion includes a first extended portion and a second extended portion which extend at least in an axial direction of the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuo Uesugi, Masato Tanabe, Tomonori Mori, Daisuke Abe, Tadayuki Tsuda, Hideshi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11113382
    Abstract: A vehicle network system employing a controller area network protocol includes a bus, a first electronic control unit, and a second electronic control unit. The first electronic control unit transmits, via the bus, at least one data frame including an identifier relating to data used for a calculation for obtaining a message authentication code indicating authenticity of transmission content. The second electronic control unit receives the at least one data frame transmitted via the bus and verifies the message authentication code in accordance with the identifier included in the at least one data frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Masato Tanabe, Takeshi Kishikawa, Tomoyuki Haga, Hideki Matsushima
  • Publication number: 20210263463
    Abstract: Disclosed is a developing apparatus including: a developer bearing member that bears a developer; a developing frame body that rotatably supports the developer bearing member; a one-end side end member that supports one-end side in an axis direction of the developer bearing member of the developing frame body; and another-end side end member that supports the other-end side in the axis direction of the developer bearing member of the developing frame body. Each of the one-end side end member and the other-end side end member is independently movable with respect to the developing frame body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Masato Tanabe, Kazutaka Sueshige, Teruhiko Sasaki, Tsukasa Abe, Osamu Anan