Patents by Inventor Satoru Hori

Satoru Hori 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: 20210389698
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an endless belt, a tensioning system that applies tension to the endless belt, a contact member that engages with the endless belt, and a detector that detects slack at a part of the endless belt. A controller causes the contact member to be separated from the endless belt so that the tensioning system reduces the slack of the endless belt in response to the detector detecting the slack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Koji MIYAKE, Satoru HORI
  • Patent number: 11169470
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a pair of belt rollers, a steering roller, a wheel, and a link mechanism. The pair of belt rollers includes a first roller and a second roller to drive an endless belt along a belt path. The steering roller is between the first roller and the second roller. The steering roller is tiltable to engage the endless belt. The wheel is at an end of the first roller in abutment with an edge of the endless belt, to move in an outward direction along a rotation axis of the first roller, when the endless belt shifts away from the belt path toward the wheel. The link mechanism is between the wheel and the steering roller to tilt the steering roller in response to a sliding movement of the wheel in the outward direction, to urge the endless belt to shift toward the belt path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Koji Miyake, Satoru Hori, Kensuke Nakajima, Yuji Aoshima
  • Patent number: 11169471
    Abstract: A belt driving device includes: an endless belt; a stretch roller to engage the endless belt, the stretch roller including a rotary shaft; a steering roller spaced apart from the stretch roller within the endless belt; an adjustment member located along the rotary shaft of the stretch roller, the adjustment member movable along the rotary shaft; and linking mechanism to couple the adjustment member to the steering roller, the linking mechanism to engage a contact surface of the adjustment member. The contact surface includes contact points positioned at different distances from the rotary shaft to raise the linking mechanism during movement of the adjustment member, to cause the steering roller to tilt at an angle, and to maintain an alignment of the endless belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Yuji Aoshima, Kensuke Nakajima, Satoru Hori
  • Publication number: 20210325199
    Abstract: The transport allocation planning system includes a transport allocation planning apparatus that creates a transport allocation plan and a user apparatus communicably connected to the transport allocation planning apparatus. The transport allocation planning apparatus transmits an inquiry related to a movement demand of the user to the user apparatus, receives an answer to the inquiry, estimates a movement demand of the user based on the answer, and creates a transport allocation plan based on the estimated movement demand. The user apparatus stores sensor information that is information indicating a current state or a past state of the user apparatus and a utility calculation model for calculating utility of the user during a movement, calculates the utility of the user by applying the sensor information to the utility calculation model, generates an answer to the inquiry based on the calculated utility, and transmits the generated answer to the transport allocation planning apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kojin YANO, Satoru HORI, Kei SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210319381
    Abstract: Profits of respective stakeholders related to business by mobile shop vehicles are efficiently adjusted, and preferable schedules for the mobile shops can be created. A schedule mediation system includes: an in-vehicle server configured to hold inventory information, receive request information containing various information about merchandise etc. for which a customer asks from a user terminal, create an initial schedule for mobile sales based on a purchase place and a purchase date and time shown by purchase conditions and send it to a mediation server, receive an after-correction schedule corrected according to a mediation result in the server and, in response to this, correct the request information and sends it to the user terminal; and a schedule mediation server configured to perform mediation processing for settling a competing situation between the initial schedules shown by the mediation request, correct the initial schedule, and send an after-correction schedule to the in-vehicle server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoichi EBATA, Kei SUZUKI, Satoru HORI, Kojin YANO
  • Patent number: 11143988
    Abstract: A belt driving device to drive an endless belt, includes a drive roller and a suspension roller which extend in a first direction and face each other in a second direction. The belt driving device includes a steering roller located between the drive roller and the suspension roller in a tiltable manner. A pulley (or wheel) is located at an end portion of the steering roller. The belt driving device includes a link mechanism which presses the end portion of the steering roller to tilt the steering roller with the movement of the pulley (or wheel).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Koji Miyake, Satoru Hori, Yuji Aoshima, Kensuke Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11131963
    Abstract: A particle collection system of an imaging apparatus includes an air flow generation device to generate an air flow for transporting airborne particles, a charging device that is located upstream of the air flow generation device in a ventilation direction to charge the floating fine particles in the air flow, and a particle collection device that is located downstream of the charging device in the ventilation direction to collect the airborne particles which are charged by the charging device. The charging device includes a discharging electrode and a counter electrode, and the particle collection device includes a tubular ventilation passage. A length of the tubular ventilation passage in the ventilation direction is greater than an opening diameter of the tubular ventilation passage, and the opening diameter of the tubular ventilation passage is less than or equal to a gap between the discharging electrode and the counter electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Manabu Ono, Takashi Nakazawa, Takeshi Kawamura, Kensuke Nakajima, Satoru Hori
  • Patent number: 11086264
    Abstract: A device for removing toner attached to a transfer roller in an image forming apparatus is disclosed. The device includes a bar brush to contact an outer circumferential surface of the transfer roller, where the bar brush extends along a part of a longitudinal length of the transfer roller. The device includes an elongated cleaning member to contact the outer circumferential surface of the transfer roller, where the elongated cleaning member extends along the longitudinal length, entirely, of the transfer roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Satoru Furuya, Shun Ikeura, Satoru Hori
  • Patent number: 11072506
    Abstract: An imaging system comprises a pair of belt rollers to drive an endless belt along a belt path, the pair of belt rollers comprising a first roller and a second roller. A steering roller is located between the first roller and the second roller. The steering roller is tiltable to engage the endless belt. A wheel is located at an end of the first roller in abutment with an edge of the endless belt, to move along a rotation axis of the first roller, in an outward direction, when the endless belt shifts toward the wheel. A link mechanism transfers a movement of the wheel in the outward direction, to a tilting of the steering roller, in order to urge the endless belt to shift away from the wheel toward the belt path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Koji Miyake, Satoru Hori, Yuji Aoshima, Kensuke Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20210223720
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a pair of belt rollers, a steering roller, a wheel, and a link mechanism. The pair of belt rollers includes a first roller and a second roller to drive an endless belt along a belt path. The steering roller is between the first roller and the second roller. The steering roller is tiltable to engage the endless belt. The wheel is at an end of the first roller in abutment with an edge of the endless belt, to move in an outward direction along a rotation axis of the first roller, when the endless belt shifts away from the belt path toward the wheel. The link mechanism is between the wheel and the steering roller to tilt the steering roller in response to a sliding movement of the wheel in the outward direction, to urge the endless belt to shift toward the belt path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Koji MIYAKE, Satoru HORI, Kensuke NAKAJIMA, Yuji AOSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210215568
    Abstract: Provided is a water leakage detection method for detecting water leakage of a water pipe by a water leakage detection apparatus that includes a processor and a display device. The method includes: a first procedure of the processor acquiring a water leakage detection result of the water pipe in a district metered area, the district metered area being a range to be measured by a flow meter; a second procedure of the processor acquiring a water leakage detection result of the water pipe obtained based on measurement data of a vibration sensor terminal attached to the water pipe; and a third procedure of the processor outputting, a screen for displaying the water leakage detection result obtained based on the measurement data of the flow meter together with the water leakage detection result obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hori, Kenji Fujii
  • Publication number: 20210208524
    Abstract: A belt driving device to drive an endless belt, includes a drive roller and a suspension roller which extend in a first direction and face each other in a second direction. The belt driving device includes a steering roller located between the drive roller and the suspension roller in a tiltable manner. A pulley (or wheel) is located at an end portion of the steering roller. The belt driving device includes a link mechanism which presses the end portion of the steering roller to tilt the steering roller with the movement of the pulley (or wheel).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Koji MIYAKE, Satoru HORI, Yuji AOSHIMA, Kensuke NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20210141331
    Abstract: A device for removing toner attached to a transfer roller in an image forming apparatus is disclosed. The device includes a bar brush to contact an outer circumferential surface of the transfer roller, where the bar brush extends along a part of a longitudinal length of the transfer roller. The device includes an elongated cleaning member to contact the outer circumferential surface of the transfer roller, where the elongated cleaning member extends along the longitudinal length, entirely, of the transfer roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Satoru FURUYA, Shun IKEURA, Satoru HORI
  • Publication number: 20210072671
    Abstract: A belt driving device includes: an endless belt; a stretch roller to engage the endless belt, the stretch roller including a rotary shaft; a steering roller spaced apart from the stretch roller within the endless belt; an adjustment member located along the rotary shaft of the stretch roller, the adjustment member movable along the rotary shaft; and linking mechanism to couple the adjustment member to the steering roller, the linking mechanism to engage a contact surface of the adjustment member. The contact surface includes contact points positioned at different distances from the rotary shaft to raise the linking mechanism during movement of the adjustment member, to cause the steering roller to tilt at an angle, and to maintain an alignment of the endless belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Yuji AOSHIMA, Kensuke NAKAJIMA, Satoru HORI
  • Publication number: 20210065139
    Abstract: A construct information management system and method for enabling handling of different types of data is provided. A construct information management system 1 for managing information related to a construct includes: a data collection unit 11 configured to collect different types of source data related to different types of constructs from prescribed data sources 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B and retain the collected source data; and a data management unit 12 configured to map the collected source data onto a prescribed spatiotemporal model, acquire prescribed data associated with input data on the basis of at least mapping information on the prescribed spatiotemporal model, and process and output the acquired prescribed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kouichi TANIMOTO, Satoru HORI, Hirofumi INOMATA
  • Publication number: 20200363770
    Abstract: A particle collection system of an imaging apparatus includes an air flow generation device to generate an air flow for transporting airborne particles, a charging device that is located upstream of the air flow generation device in a ventilation direction to charge the floating fine particles in the air flow, and a particle collection device that is located downstream of the charging device in the ventilation direction to collect the airborne particles which are charged by the charging device. The charging device includes a discharging electrode and a counter electrode, and the particle collection device includes a tubular ventilation passage. A length of the tubular ventilation passage in the ventilation direction is greater than an opening diameter of the tubular ventilation passage, and the opening diameter of the tubular ventilation passage is less than or equal to a gap between the discharging electrode and the counter electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Manabu ONO, Takashi NAKAZAWA, Takeshi KAWAMURA, Kensuke NAKAJIMA, Satoru HORI
  • Publication number: 20200299083
    Abstract: An imaging system comprises a pair of belt rollers to drive an endless belt along a belt path, the pair of belt rollers comprising a first roller and a second roller. A steering roller is located between the first roller and the second roller. The steering roller is tiltable to engage the endless belt. A wheel is located at an end of the first roller in abutment with an edge of the endless belt, to move along a rotation axis of the first roller, in an outward direction, when the endless belt shifts toward the wheel. A link mechanism transfers a movement of the wheel in the outward direction, to a tilting of the steering roller, in order to urge the endless belt to shift away from the wheel toward the belt path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Koji MIYAKE, Satoru HORI, Yuji AOSHIMA, Kensuke NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 8583014
    Abstract: A powder holding container includes: a tubular shaped section that is formed in a tubular shape with a hole formed in a tube wall for letting powder pass through; an opening and closing member that moves in a straight line inside the tubular shaped section to open and close the hole; a projection portion that projects out from the opening and closing member and enters the hole; and a resilient tab that is formed by a cutout provided in the opening and closing member, and is resiliently deformable in directions in which the projection portion enters or exits the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Ninomiya, Kazuhiro Saito, Satoru Hori
  • Patent number: 8577245
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member rotatably supported in a body of the image forming apparatus, and bearing a developer image; a developing device including a developing container, a developing member, and a transporting member, the developing container containing a developer, the developing member disposed so as to oppose the image bearing member, the developing member having thereon the developer in the developing container and rotating to develop a latent image, the transporting member transporting the developer in the developing container while stirring the developer, the developing device being unremovably supported with respect to the body of the image forming apparatus; and a damping member disposed with respect to an axial direction of a rotational axis of the developing member so as to be situated at an end portion of the developing container in the axial direction, and restraining vibration of the developing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyohiko Awano, Atsuna Saiki, Yosuke Ninomiya, Kazuhiro Saito, Satoru Hori, Kiyoshi Sakoh
  • Patent number: 8571433
    Abstract: A roll supporting mechanism rotatably supports an electrically-conducted roll. The roll supporting mechanism includes an electrically-conducting portion that contacts with a circumferential portion of an outer periphery of the electrically-conducted roll to conduct electricity to the electrically-conducted roll, and an insulating portion that contacts with the other circumferential portion of the outer periphery of the electrically-conducted roll at a contact portion smaller than a contact portion of the electrically-conducting portion and that is formed by an insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hori, Takafumi Yoneyama