Patents by Inventor Satoshi Hirakawa

Satoshi Hirakawa 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: 10635038
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transfer unit that transfers a toner image to a transfer body; a guide unit disposed upstream of the transfer unit in a direction in which the transfer body is transported, the guide unit guiding the transfer body; a supply unit that supplies a transfer voltage to the transfer unit; and a setting unit that sets the transfer voltage supplied by the supply unit so that a transfer current supplied to the transfer unit is within a predetermined range at the time when the transfer body becomes separated from the guide unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamaura, Satoshi Shigezaki, Yoko Miyamoto, Yoshiyuki Tominaga, Noboru Hirakawa, Jun Kuwabara
  • Publication number: 20190285100
    Abstract: An embossed component for positioning an article having a through hole includes a planar portion and an embossed portion projecting from a surface of the planar portion. The embossed portion is tapered toward a tip side and to be fitted into the through hole. The embossed portion includes a straight base end portion continuous with the planar portion and extending vertically with respect to the planar portion toward the tip side of the embossed portion, and an opening is at a tip of the embossed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei TAKITA, Toshikazu Hirakawa, Eiri Sagae, Satoshi Kai, Taisuke Tokuwaki, Shumpei Takahashi, Riku Maeshiro, Shinichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10384649
    Abstract: A heating plate 10 includes: a pair of glass plates 11, 12; a conductive pattern 40, 70 disposed between the pair of glass plates 11, 12 and defining a plurality of opening areas 43, 73; and a joint layer 13, 14 disposed between the conductive pattern 40, 70 and at least one of the pair of glass plates 11, 12; wherein the conductive pattern 40, 70 includes a plurality of connection elements 44, 74 that extend between two branch points 42, 72 to define the opening areas 43, 73; and a rate of the connection elements 44, 74, which are straight line segments connecting the two branch points 42, 72, relative to the plurality of connection elements 44, 74, is less than 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Suetsugu, Manabu Hirakawa, Satoshi Goishihara, Koichi Kinoshita, Hidenori Nakamura, Koujiro Ohkawa, Tetsuo Matsukura, Isao Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190248336
    Abstract: A heating plate includes: a pair of glass plates; a conductive pattern disposed between the pair of glass plates and defining a plurality of opening areas; and a joint layer disposed between the conductive pattern and at least one of the pair of glass plates; wherein the conductive pattern includes a plurality of connection elements that extend between two branch points to define the opening areas; and a rate of the connection elements, which are straight line segments connecting the two branch points, relative to the plurality of connection elements, is less than 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi SUETSUGU, Manabu Hirakawa, Satoshi Goishihara, Koichi Kinoshita, Hidenori Nakamura, Koujiro Ohkawa, Tetsuo Matsukura, Isao Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190248335
    Abstract: A patterned conductor that includes a metal linear conductor positioned on one placement surface that has a main cut surface orthogonal to its longitudinal direction, a plurality of metal crystal grains. In the main cut surface of thereof, a metal crystal grain(s) having a length h0 along a normal direction to the placement surface, which length is larger than one third of a height H of the linear conductor along the normal direction to the placement surface. A minimum value of a ratio (h0/w0), which is a ratio of the length h0 of the metal crystal grain(s) along the normal direction to the placement surface with respect to a length w0 along the placement surface, is not less than 1.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: DAI Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi SUETSUGU, Manabu HIRAKAWA, Satoshi GOISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20190187599
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transfer unit that transfers a toner image to a transfer body; a guide unit disposed upstream of the transfer unit in a direction in which the transfer body is transported, the guide unit guiding the transfer body; a supply unit that supplies a transfer voltage to the transfer unit; and a setting unit that sets the transfer voltage supplied by the supply unit so that a transfer current supplied to the transfer unit is within a predetermined range at the time when the transfer body becomes separated from the guide unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki YAMAURA, Satoshi SHIGEZAKI, Yoko MIYAMOTO, Yoshiyuki TOMINAGA, Noboru HIRAKAWA, Jun KUWABARA
  • Patent number: 10315625
    Abstract: A heating plate 10 includes: a pair of glass plates 11, 12; a conductive pattern 40, 70 disposed between the pair of glass plates 11, 12 and defining a plurality of opening areas 43, 73; and a joint layer 13, 14 disposed between the conductive pattern 40, 70 and at least one of the pair of glass plates 11, 12; wherein the conductive pattern 40, 70 includes a plurality of connection elements 44, 74 that extend between two branch points 42, 72 to define the opening areas 43, 73; and a rate of the connection elements 44, 74, which are straight line segments connecting the two branch points 42, 72, relative to the plurality of connection elements 44, 74, is less than 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Suetsugu, Manabu Hirakawa, Satoshi Goishihara, Koichi Kinoshita, Hidenori Nakamura, Koujiro Ohkawa, Tetsuo Matsukura, Isao Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190159296
    Abstract: A heating electrode device for energizing the heating a glass is provided. A heating electrode device includes a plurality of heat-generating conducting bodies extending as having a rectangular cross section and arranged in a direction different from the extending direction. In the cross section perpendicular to the extending direction of the heat-generating conducting body, when it is assumed that a thickness that is a size in a direction perpendicular to an arrangement direction be H and a size of a lager side of sides parallel to the arrangement direction be WB, H/WB>1.0 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi SUETSUGU, Manabu HIRAKAWA, Satoshi GOISHIHARA, Hidenori NAKAMURA, Kazuo MATSUFUJI, Koichi KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 10128078
    Abstract: Provided are a protective agent for electron microscopic observation in a vacuum which can protect a biological sample in a water-containing state, such as a mammal, a plant tissue or a cultured cell, and a single cell in the living state without deforming it even in a vacuum, a kit using the same, methods for observation, diagnosis, evaluation, and quantification of a sample by an electron microscope, and a sample stage to be used for the observation. The protective agent for electron microscopic observation of the present invention contains a a component to impart the survival environment, a saccharide, and an electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Takahiko Hariyama, Yasuharu Takaku, Hiroshi Suzuki, Satoshi Hirakawa, Hideaki Kawasaki, Masatsugu Shimomura, Daisuke Ishii, Isao Ohta, Yoshinori Muranaka
  • Patent number: 10073085
    Abstract: Provided is a novel method capable of producing an artificial skin model. A method for producing an artificial skin model includes: providing coated cells (1), each of which is obtained by covering the surface of a cell (3) with a coating film (2) containing an extracellular matrix component; forming a dermis tissue layer (7), in which the coated cells (1) are laminated, by culturing the coated cells (1); and forming an epidermis layer (12) by arranging epidermis cells (8) on the dermis tissue layer (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: Osaka University, Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Akashi, Michiya Matsusaki, Takeshi Sakura, Koji Hashimoto, Yuji Shirakata, Satoshi Hirakawa
  • Publication number: 20180095449
    Abstract: A reading device generates a data package which includes model data available for modeling a three-dimensional object and attribute information associated with the model data. The attribute information includes identification information about the model data and information about a reading function of generating data which indicates a three-dimensional structure of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventor: Satoshi Hirakawa
  • Publication number: 20160343539
    Abstract: Provided are a protective agent for electron microscopic observation in a vacuum which can protect a biological sample in a water-containing state, such as a mammal, a plant tissue or a cultured cell, and a single cell in the living state without deforming it even in a vacuum, a kit using the same, methods for observation, diagnosis, evaluation, and quantification of a sample by an electron microscope, and a sample stage to be used for the observation. The protective agent for electron microscopic observation of the present invention contains a a component to impart the survival environment, a saccharide, and an electrolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Takahiko HARIYAMA, Yasuharu TAKAKU, Hiroshi SUZUKI, Satoshi HIRAKAWA, Hideaki KAWASAKI, Masatsugu SHIMOMURA, Daisuke ISHII, Isao OHTA, Yoshinori MURANAKA
  • Patent number: 9210279
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit that is accessible from an external device even if the image forming apparatus is in a power off state, a setting unit configured that sets information on an installation status of the image forming apparatus, and a control unit that, according to the information on the installation status set by the setting unit, enables writing, in the storage unit, of information corresponding to the information on the installation status from information used by the image forming apparatus at a plurality of timing points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Hirakawa
  • Publication number: 20150309761
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires connection information, which is used to communicate with an image processing apparatus via a first wireless communication complying with a first wireless communication standard, via a second wireless communication complying with a second wireless communication standard, transmits print data to the image processing apparatus via the first wireless communication, and performs control to delete the connection information in response to transmitting the print data to the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventor: Satoshi Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 9170763
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus in which an OS is executed that provides a first UI environment (touchscreen UI) and a second UI environment different from the first UI environment, is provided in which, if identification information of a peripheral device connected to a communication network has been obtained when the first UI environment is provided, a device control application for controlling the peripheral device is obtained from a service that manages applications operable in the first UI environment, using the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Hirakawa
  • Publication number: 20150169267
    Abstract: A printer name and a basic capability are obtained from a printer which was searched for when installing a printer driver, and a device type of the printer is decided from the obtained printer name and basic capability and a matching table. Setting information of the decided device type is reflected to configuration settings, and a print setting screen based on the configuration settings is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventor: Satoshi Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 9013741
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first control unit configured to display a shortcut corresponding to a program of an application and associate both of a first print queue corresponding to a first peripheral apparatus and a second print queue corresponding to a second peripheral apparatus with the application, and a second control unit configured to, if no print queue associated with the application is determined to exist after the shortcut is displayed, hide the shortcut corresponding to the program of the application, with different addresses assigned to the first peripheral apparatus and the second peripheral apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 9001385
    Abstract: A printer driver and an image forming apparatus for appropriately combining additional information (such as a stamp) and an original to print the combined image data. The printer driver according to one embodiment of the present invention, relates to a printer driver connected to a printer for registering form data transmitted from the printer driver, and for combining the registered form data and contents data. The printer driver transmits transparent data as form data and a command indicating that the form data is transparent data, to the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 8922832
    Abstract: A printer driver for generating print job data to be transferred to a printer in response to a drawing instruction determines, based on combining condition, whether the received drawing instruction can be combined with another drawing instruction. If the printer driver determines that the received drawing instruction can be combined, the printer driver stores the received drawing instruction as intermediate data. If the printer driver determines that the received drawing instruction cannot be combined, the printer driver combines intermediate data of already stored drawing instructions into a single item of print job data and outputs the print job data to the printer. The combining condition is that the received drawing instruction meets all of three conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanari Toda, Satoshi Hirakawa, Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20140300928
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus in which an OS is executed that provides a first UI environment (touchscreen UI) and a second UI environment different from the first UI environment, is provided in which, if identification information of a peripheral device connected to a communication network has been obtained when the first UI environment is provided, a device control application for controlling the peripheral device is obtained from a service that manages applications operable in the first UI environment, using the identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Hirakawa