Patents by Inventor Nobuo Tohata

Nobuo Tohata 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: 20200249593
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a developing device, a sensor, a control information obtaining unit, and a control unit. The developing device forms an image on an image carrier using a developer. The sensor generates a signal indicating a measurement value related to the developer. The control information obtaining unit obtains, as control information of the developing device, one or more pieces of the control information pre-associated with the measurement value, from a recording medium associated with the developer. The control unit selects the control information associated with the measurement value indicated by the signal, from the one or more pieces of control information obtained from the recording medium. The control unit controls an operation of the developing device based on the selected control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisanobu AJIMA, Nobuo TOHATA, Yuichiro TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 10712686
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOSHIBA AMERICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20200019089
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Toru HOMMA, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Patent number: 10444662
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOSHIBA AMERICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20190033748
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Toru HOMMA, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Patent number: 10175606
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOSHIBA AMERICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20180196371
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Toru HOMMA, Hiroshi HASHIDUME, Hisanobu AJIMA, Nobuo TOHATA, Takahiro NAKAJIMA, Takumi HATANO
  • Patent number: 9927736
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha, Toshiba American Business Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20170269503
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Toru HOMMA, Hiroshi HASHIDUME, Hisanobu AJIMA, Nobuo TOHATA, Takahiro NAKAJIMA, Takumi HATANO
  • Patent number: 9690230
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20160139538
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Toru HOMMA, Hiroshi HASHIDUME, Hisanobu AJIMA, Nobuo TOHATA, Takahiro NAKAJIMA, Takumi HATANO
  • Patent number: 9285706
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20150309441
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Toru HOMMA, Hiroshi HASHIDUME, Hisanobu AJIMA, Nobuo TOHATA, Takahiro NAKAJIMA, Takumi HATANO
  • Patent number: 9081326
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20140314428
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: TORU HOMMA, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Patent number: 8805211
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20140003826
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicants: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: TORU HOMMA, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Patent number: 8554091
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20130077981
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Patent number: 8331807
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano