Patents by Inventor Osamu Shimizu

Osamu Shimizu 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: 20220221819
    Abstract: A cartridge that can be inserted in an apparatus main body of an image forming apparatus by moving along an axial direction of an image bearing member includes the image bearing member, a frame configured to support the image bearing member, a storage member configured to store therein information on the cartridge, and include an electrical contact, and a first pressed section and a second pressed portion configured to be pressed by the apparatus main body. The electrical contact is disposed between the first pressed section and the second pressed section, and is configured to be in contact with the main body contact on a lower side in a state where the cartridge is attached to the apparatus main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki Shimizu, Osamu Anan, Kazuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11378805
    Abstract: A head-mounted display comprises: a wearing body; a display; a communication module configured to perform communication connection with a mobile information terminal; a field of view (FOV) sensor configured to output status data used for determining whether the mobile information terminal is included in a user's FOV through the wearing body; and a controller connected to each of the display, the communication module, and the FOV detection sensor. The controller determines whether the mobile information terminal is included in the user's FOV based on the status data, and performs display control with respect to the display so as to display an application screen of the mobile information terminal on the display when determining that the mobile information terminal is not included in the FOV, and not to display the application screen on the display when determining that the mobile information terminal is included in the FOV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsunobu Watanabe, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Osamu Kawamae, Nobuo Masuoka, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20220200297
    Abstract: A battery monitoring system includes a battery pack for a vehicle and a battery monitoring device that monitors a state of a battery cell included in the battery pack. The battery pack includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire battery information of the battery cell, a first storage unit configured to store the acquired battery information, and a first communication unit configured to transmit the battery information stored in the first storage unit to the battery monitoring device. The battery monitoring device includes a second communication unit configured to receive the battery information transmitted from the first communication unit, a second storage unit configured to store the received battery information, and a third storage unit configured to store initial battery information indicating a battery state at the time of manufacture of the battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu SHIMIZU, Takaya KOSHII
  • Publication number: 20220149666
    Abstract: A dynamic wireless power transfer system includes a power transmission coil, a power transmission circuit, a power reception coil, a power reception circuit, and a relay circuit. The power transmission coil is provided in a road. The power transmission circuit supplies electric power to the power transmission coil. The power reception coil is provided in a vehicle. The power reception circuit is connected to the power reception coil. The relay circuit transfers electric power between the power transmission coil and the power reception coil in a contactless manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Hayato SUMIYA, Eisuke TAKAHASHI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI, Masaya TAKAHASHI, Hiroshi FUJIMOTO, Osamu SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210242699
    Abstract: A battery control device for controlling a battery includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a state of the battery, and an estimation unit configured to estimate a full charge capacity of the battery by selecting, based on the state acquired by the acquisition unit, a first estimation method for estimating the full charge capacity of the battery based on an accumulated current value obtained by accumulating a charging current of the battery obtained by performing a charging process and a second estimation method for estimating the full charge capacity of the battery based on aging deterioration data showing a deterioration state of the battery with aging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210174278
    Abstract: In a moving object arrangement apparatus configured to make arrangements for a moving object in response to a request for arrangements from a user terminal, a highly evaluated moving object evaluated equal to or higher than an arranged moving object arranged in response to the request for arrangements is reported to the user terminal as a candidate for an alternative moving object or the highly evaluated moving object is arranged as the alternative moving object when an arrival-not-possible signal indicating that arriving at a destination on board the arranged moving object is not possible is received. As a result, it is possible to restrain a user from feeling unpleasant when the user gets on the alternative moving object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10967455
    Abstract: A vehicular differential device includes a differential case, a ring gear, and a welded portion positioned on an abutting surface where the differential case and the ring gear are in contact with each other. The welded portion is configured to join the differential case and the ring gear for integral rotation of the differential case and the ring gear around a rotation axis of the vehicular differential device. The welded portion includes a plurality of welding surfaces positioned at predetermined intervals along a circumferential direction around the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Shimizu, Nobuharu Imai, Yuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10527153
    Abstract: A vehicle differential device includes: a differential casing having a pair of axle supporting holes; a pinion gear; a pair of side gears; and a pair of washers each interposed between a contact surface of the differential casing and a back surface of each side gear. The differential casing defines first lubrication grooves provided in an inner circumferential surface of each axle supporting hole, and second lubrication grooves and third lubrication grooves provided in the contact surface. Each second lubrication groove communicates at its end with the corresponding first lubrication groove, and communicates at another end with a space. Each third lubrication groove communicates at its end with the corresponding first lubrication groove, and is closed at another end, without the third lubrication groove being in communication with the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kengo Okumoto, Osamu Shimizu, Takahide Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10346855
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an electric power related information obtaining unit mounted on or connected to equipment and configured to obtain electric power related information with regard to the equipment and a communication unit configured to transmit the electric power related information obtained by the electric power related information obtaining unit to a rebate processing apparatus connected via a network. A rebate processing apparatus includes a communication unit configured to receive electric power related information transmitted from an information processing apparatus mounted on or connected to equipment via the network, a rebate reference calculation unit configured to calculate a rebate reference functioning as a reference for a rebate processing on the basis of the electric power related information, and a rebate processing unit configured to perform a predetermined rebate processing on the basis of the rebate reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Takashi Iwama, Hiroshi Kamitani, Osamu Shimizu, Masashi Takiguchi
  • Publication number: 20190105730
    Abstract: A vehicular differential device includes a differential case, a ring gear, and a welded portion positioned on an abutting surface where the differential case and the ring gear are in contact with each other. The welded portion is configured to join the differential case and the ring gear for integral rotation of the differential case and the ring gear around a rotation axis of the vehicular differential device. The welded portion includes a plurality of welding surfaces positioned at predetermined intervals along a circumferential direction around the rotation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu SHIMIZU, Nobuharu IMAI, Yuji SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190003571
    Abstract: A vehicle differential device includes: a differential casing having a pair of axle supporting holes; a pinion gear; a pair of side gears; and a pair of washers each interposed between a contact surface of the differential casing and a back surface of each side gear. The differential casing defines first lubrication grooves provided in an inner circumferential surface of each axle supporting hole, and second lubrication grooves and third lubrication grooves provided in the contact surface. Each second lubrication groove communicates at its end with the corresponding first lubrication groove, and communicates at another end with a space. Each third lubrication groove communicates at its end with the corresponding first lubrication groove, and is closed at another end, without the third lubrication groove being in communication with the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kengo OKUMOTO, Osamu SHIMIZU, Takahide KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10115425
    Abstract: Provided is a coating-type magnetic recording medium for microwave assisted recording. A magnetic recording medium for microwave assisted recording having a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder and a binder on a non-magnetic support, in which the magnetic layer exhibits an intrinsic ferromagnetic resonance frequency of 30.0 GHz or more. A magnetic recording device including the magnetic recording medium and a magnetic head for microwave assisted recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Shimizu, Tatsuo Mikami
  • Patent number: 10008233
    Abstract: A conveying block 20 for conveying recording mediums between slots 15 and a drive block 16 is provided with a recording medium delivery block 50 for delivering the recording mediums to and from the slots 15 or the drive block 16, an extendable and retractable rail portion for moving the recording medium delivery block to a desired slot, and a control block 17 for controlling extension and retraction operation of the rail portion 31. The control block 17 determines whether the slots 15 are provided in an expansion area provided in an extending direction of the rail portion 31, and when the slots 15 are provided in the expansion area, the rail portion 31 is extended so that the recording medium delivery block 50 is moved to the desired slot in the expansion area. The recording mediums are efficiently stored for changer operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru Nonaka, Osamu Shimizu, Hideaki Noguchi
  • Patent number: 9983515
    Abstract: A rotation-information detecting device including: a rotatable rotary member having plural detection target portions arranged at predetermined intervals over an entire circumference of the rotary member; two detectors that are fixedly arranged at two positions of the rotary member in a rotating direction, and can detect the detection target portions; and a computation unit that computes rotation information of the rotary member based on detection information, wherein the two detectors are arranged along the circumferential direction of the rotary member at an interval of an angle of ?/N, and wherein the computation unit includes an offset calculating section that offsets an eccentric error of the rotary member based on outputs of the two detectors at a current time point and n outputs at time points back from the current time point by phases of (n?)/N, to calculate a true rotational error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Matsuduki, Osamu Shimizu, Takashi Saeki, Teruki Kishimoto, Shinji Kawashima
  • Patent number: 9818517
    Abstract: Hexagonal ferrite magnetic particles have an activation volume ranging from 1,000 nm3 to 1,500 nm3, and ?E10%/kT, thermal stability at 10% magnetization reversal, is equal to or greater than 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Tada, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Osamu Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20170316799
    Abstract: Provided is a coating-type magnetic recording medium for microwave assisted recording. A magnetic recording medium for microwave assisted recording having a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder and a binder on a non-magnetic support, in which the magnetic layer exhibits an intrinsic ferromagnetic resonance frequency of 30.0 GHz or more. A magnetic recording device including the magnetic recording medium and a magnetic head for microwave assisted recording.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu SHIMIZU, Tatsuo MIKAMI
  • Publication number: 20170277082
    Abstract: A rotation-information detecting device including: a rotatable rotary member having plural detection target portions arranged at predetermined intervals over an entire circumference of the rotary member; two detectors that are fixedly arranged at two positions of the rotary member in a rotating direction, and can detect the detection target portions; and a computation unit that computes rotation information of the rotary member based on detection information, wherein the two detectors are arranged along the circumferential direction of the rotary member at an interval of an angle of ?/N, and wherein the computation unit includes an offset calculating section that offsets an eccentric error of the rotary member based on outputs of the two detectors at a current time point and n outputs at time points back from the current time point by phases of (n?)/N, to calculate a true rotational error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato MATSUDUKI, Osamu SHIMIZU, Takashi SAEKI, Teruki KISHIMOTO, Shinji KAWASHIMA
  • Patent number: 9747161
    Abstract: The invention provides a signal processing device, including: an extraction section that extracts, from an input digital signal, a decoding target signal at an extraction timing that has been determined as a timing for extracting the decoding target signal; a decoding section that decodes the decoding target signal by estimating, by a maximum likelihood decoding, a candidate for a decoding result of the decoding target signal extracted by the extraction section and detecting a maximum likelihood decoding result; and an adjustment section that adjusts the extraction timing using a likelihood of the candidate for the decoding result estimated by the decoding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Musha, Osamu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9718273
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus includes a contact unit that includes a container in which an opening is formed, the container accommodating cleaning liquid that cleans a forming surface of an ejection unit, the forming surface on which an ejection opening is formed, the ejection opening from which a liquid droplet is ejected; and an ultrasonic vibrator that is provided at the container and vibrates the cleaning liquid accommodated in the container, wherein the contact unit brings the cleaning liquid into contact with the forming surface in a state where the opening of the container faces the forming surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Matsuduki, Yasunori Toda, Osamu Shimizu, Takashi Saeki, Yuichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20160318306
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus includes a contact unit that includes a container in which an opening is formed, the container accommodating cleaning liquid that cleans a forming surface of an ejection unit, the forming surface on which an ejection opening is formed, the ejection opening from which a liquid droplet is ejected; and an ultrasonic vibrator that is provided at the container and vibrates the cleaning liquid accommodated in the container, wherein the contact unit brings the cleaning liquid into contact with the forming surface in a state where the opening of the container faces the forming surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Masato Matsuduki, Yasunori Toda, Osamu Shimizu, Takashi Saeki, Yuichi Inoue