Patents by Inventor Satoshi Seki

Satoshi Seki 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: 11020965
    Abstract: Ink in a print head is heated to a target temperature by driving heating elements included in a print head. After heating control is completed, operation that is performed using power stored in a power storage unit is started. The target temperature in the heating control is determined in such a manner that the temperature of the print head when the operation is started is a set temperature or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Kobayashi, Kenichi Oonuki, Satoshi Seki, Tsukasa Doi
  • Publication number: 20210159639
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprises a first connector and a second connector connectable to each other. The first connector comprises first terminals each having a first contact portion, a first shell having a first mating portion and a first engagement member formed with an engagement recess. The second connector comprises second terminals each having a second contact portion, a second shell having a second mating portion and a second engagement member having an engagement projection. Under a connected state where the first connector and the second connector are connected to each other, the first mating portion and the second mating portion entirely enclose contact areas in a perpendicular plane (YZ-plane) at which the first contact portions are in contact with the second contact portions. Under the connected state, the engagement projection and the engagement recess are engaged with each other to lock the connected state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Yuta SHIMOMAKI, Yohei YOKOYAMA, Kanji INOUE, Takahiro YAMAJI, Satoshi SEKI
  • Publication number: 20210130367
    Abstract: The 6H-thieno[2,3-e][1,2,4]triazolo[3,4-c][1,2,4]triazepine derivatives or salts thereof of the present invention have BRD4 inhibitory activity, and thus, they are useful as medicaments, in particular, as prophylaxis and/or therapeutic agents for diseases associated with BRD4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: AYUMI PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki AONO, Iwao SEKI, Miwa IMAMURA, Tomomi TANAKA, Satoshi SHIRAE, Kenji KAWASHIMA, Yusuke YAMAZAKI, Minoru YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10996604
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a controller, a conveyance unit, and an image forming unit to form an image on a sheet conveyed by the conveyance unit along a conveyance path. The controller controls to stop conveyance by the conveyance unit where a first abnormality is detected in the image forming apparatus, and controls to execute first determining processing for determining a failure portion that is a cause of the first abnormality. The controller controls to stop conveyance by the conveyance unit where a second abnormality is detected in the image forming apparatus, and controls to execute second determining processing for determining a failure portion that is a cause of the second abnormality. The first determining processing is executed without outputting announce information for prompting removal of a sheet remaining in the conveyance path. The controller outputs the announce information and executes the second determining processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Seki, Naoto Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10946646
    Abstract: Heating is conducted sequentially by dividing a heating operation into first heating control and second heating control consuming higher electric power than that in the first heating control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Oonuki, Daisuke Kobayashi, Satoshi Seki, Tsukasa Doi
  • Publication number: 20210019582
    Abstract: Formed is a dither pattern that makes it possible to output an image with excellent dot dispersibility and reduced graininess regardless of controls after quantization processing. To this end, an extended pattern in which multiple divided pixels correspond to each of multiple pixels included in quantization data and one or more of the multiple divided pixels are determined as dot-arrangeable-pixels in which dots can be printed is generated. Thereafter, the thresholds of the dither pattern are set based on the extended pattern in which the dots are arranged to obtain predetermined dispersibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Junichi Nakagawa, Hirokazu Tanaka, Tsukasa Doi, Mayuko Yamagata, Satoshi Seki
  • Patent number: 10771647
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus capable of determining whether or not to perform an inclination correction for an original to be read is provided. The image reading apparatus comprises a pair of guide plates to sandwich an end of the original in a width direction, an original guide width detection sensor for measuring a width between the guide plates with the original sandwiched, various rollers for conveying the original, and a surface reading unit for reading an image of the original. The image reading apparatus further comprises an image processing part which detects the width of the original being conveyed as an original width to detect an amount of inclination of the original being conveyed. Further, the image processing part corrects the image of the original read in accordance with the amount of inclination detected. The image reading apparatus compares the guide width with the original width and controls whether or not to perform the inclination correction in accordance with a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Seki, Asahiro Nakayoshi
  • Publication number: 20200233356
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that forms an image on an intermediate transfer member, and that transfers the image onto a sheet conveyed along a conveyance path, the image forming apparatus includes a display configured to display a screen for prompting removal of a remaining sheet, and a controller configured to detect an abnormality, determine whether a failure has occurred based on a detection result, and execute, in a case where the failure has occurred, a failure diagnosis operation after an interruption processing is executed. In a case where the failure diagnosis operation of a first type is selected, the display does not display the screen. In a case where the failure diagnosis operation of a second type is selected, (a) the display displays the screen, and (b) the controller executes the failure diagnosis operation of the second type after the remaining sheet is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi Seki, Naoto Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200101724
    Abstract: Ink in a print head is heated to a target temperature by driving heating elements included in a print head. After heating control is completed, operation that is performed using power stored in a power storage unit is started. The target temperature in the heating control is determined in such a manner that the temperature of the print head when the operation is started is a set temperature or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke Kobayashi, Kenichi Oonuki, Satoshi Seki, Tsukasa Doi
  • Publication number: 20200031115
    Abstract: Heating is conducted sequentially by dividing a heating operation into first heating control and second heating control consuming higher electric power than that in the first heating control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi Oonuki, Daisuke Kobayashi, Satoshi Seki, Tsukasa Doi
  • Patent number: 10542166
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus including a controller configured to perform an update processing for updating shading correction data stored in a memory by a generation processing of generating shading correction data based on an image signal of a reference member and perform a size determination processing for determining a size of a document based on an image signal of the document, wherein, when the document on the document platen is read, the controller performs the generation processing before the document is read, and an image processing portion performs the shading correction using the shading correction data generated before the document is read, and wherein, when the size determination processing is performed, the image processing portion performs the shading correction using the shading correction data stored in the memory, and the update processing is not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Seki, Akiko Kanno
  • Patent number: 10518995
    Abstract: An image scanning apparatus comprises a pair of regulating members that regulates a position of the document sheet stacked on a stacking unit, at least one of the regulating members being movable in a width direction; and units that detects a length in the width direction between the regulating members, and detects the width of the document sheet conveyed by a conveyance unit; wherein in a case where a difference between the detected length and the detected width of a document sheet is smaller than a threshold, a first sheet-to-sheet interval is set, and in a case where the difference between the detected length and the detected width of the document sheet is larger than the threshold, a second sheet-to-sheet interval which is larger than the first sheet-to-sheet interval is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Asahiro Nakayoshi, Satoshi Seki
  • Publication number: 20190369630
    Abstract: A tracking vehicle control system includes a drive section, a drive control section, a recognition section, a first judgement section, and a second judgement section. After the drive control section controls the drive section to get a tracking vehicle to track a tracking object according to a result of recognition of the tracking object performed by the recognition section, the drive control section controls the drive section to stop the tracking vehicle from tracking the tracking object when the first judgement section judges that the tracking object has started access to the tracking vehicle. The drive control section controls the drive section to get the tracking vehicle to restart tracking the tracking object when the second judgement section judges that the tracking object has ended access to the tracking vehicle. The recognition section recognizes the tracking object even when tracking of the tracking object by the tracking vehicle is suspended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi Seki, Taro Kassai
  • Patent number: 10495031
    Abstract: A heater for a canister includes a heater case embedded within an adsorption material and sealed at a top, and a heater core having a heat generation element and installed in the heater case. The bottom of the heater case is fitted into a heater retaining hole of a cap member in a hermetically-sealed state, for enabling the heat generation element and terminals of the heater core to be completely separated from the gas atmosphere containing the adsorbed fuel components within an activated carbon region. A leaf spring having a heat conductivity is arranged between an outside surface of one of a pair of strip-shaped ceramic plates constructing part of the heater core and an inner wall surface of the heater case, for retaining the heater core in place within the heater case and for permitting heat transfer from the heat generation element to the adsorption material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MAHLE FILTER SYSTEMS JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junpei Omichi, Shuichi Eguchi, Satoshi Seki
  • Publication number: 20190324833
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes sensors for detecting a plurality of types of errors. The information processing apparatus identifies a type of an error detected by one of the sensors, acquires a result of diagnostic processing corresponding to the identified type of the error, and outputs error information indicating the identified type of the error, and diagnostic information about a component corresponding to the result of the diagnostic processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Norihiko Kobayashi, Kimito Kasahara, Kaori Nishiyama, Naoto Watanabe, Keisuke Aizono, Satoshi Seki, Masahiro Mutsuno, Takuma Yasukawa, Yuki Suetani, Toshiyuki Miyake
  • Publication number: 20190238703
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus capable of determining whether or not to perform an inclination correction for an original to be read is provided. The image reading apparatus comprises a pair of guide plates to sandwich an end of the original in a width direction, an original guide width detection sensor for measuring a width between the guide plates with the original sandwiched, various rollers for conveying the original, and a surface reading unit for reading an image of the original. The image reading apparatus further comprises an image processing part which detects the width of the original being conveyed as an original width to detect an amount of inclination of the original being conveyed. Further, the image processing part corrects the image of the original read in accordance with the amount of inclination detected. The image reading apparatus compares the guide width with the original width and controls whether or not to perform the inclination correction in accordance with a result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Seki, Asahiro Nakayoshi
  • Patent number: 10289358
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which is capable of reading an original, temporarily storing image data in a storage unit, and then transferring the image data to an image forming unit to improve FCOT in forming an image. A memory stores image data output from image reading units. An image forming unit forms an image on a recording medium based on the image data stored in the memory. A first memory output frequency in a first mode in which one side of an original is read and an image is formed on one side of a recording medium is lower than a second memory output frequency in a second mode in which both sides of an original are read and an image is formed both sides of a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Furukawa, Satoshi Seki, Yohei Katto, Akiko Kanno, Hidenori Sunada, Asahiro Nakayoshi, Seiji Shibaki, Kaoru Hamada, Yumeng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190100398
    Abstract: An image scanning apparatus comprises a pair of regulating members that regulates a position of the document sheet stacked on a stacking unit, at least one of the regulating members being movable in a width direction; and units that detects a length in the width direction between the regulating members, and detects the width of the document sheet conveyed by a conveyance unit; wherein in a case where a difference between the detected length and the detected width of a document sheet is smaller than a threshold, a first sheet-to-sheet interval is set, and in a case where the difference between the detected length and the detected width of the document sheet is larger than the threshold, a second sheet-to-sheet interval which is larger than the first sheet-to-sheet interval is set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Asahiro Nakayoshi, Satoshi Seki
  • Patent number: 10225439
    Abstract: An image printing apparatus can print an image in which graininess is suppressed while using a color material of light blue. To achieve this, the color material of light blue satisfies the following condition. ?LB?(?LC??LB)>0 and ?LB?(?LM??LB)>0 Here, ?LC represents a difference in lightness between cyan ink and a blank area, ?LM represents a difference in lightness between magenta ink and the blank area, and ?LB represents a difference in lightness between light blue ink and the blank area. Further, the color material of light blue satisfies the following condition. hC+(h(C+M)?hC)/2?hB?hM?(hM?h(C+M))/2 Here, hC represents a hue of the cyan ink, hM represents a hue of the magenta ink, h(C+M) represents a hue of the image printed with the cyan ink and the magenta ink in the same amount, and hB represents a hue of the light blue ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumiko Suzuki, Mayuko Yamagata, Satoshi Seki, Hirokazu Tanaka, Gou Sasaki, Tsukasa Doi, Kiichiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10154155
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a first unit, a second unit that is pivotable against the first unit, and a controller. The first unit includes a platen, a member, and a movable first reader. The second unit includes an original tray, a conveyance unit that conveys an original from the original tray, a static second reader. The controller determines an opening/closing state of the second unit against the first unit based on read data obtained when the second reader reads the member. The first reader reads the first side of an original conveyed by the conveyance unit and the second reader reads the second side of the original when the original placed on the original tray is read. The first reader reads the first side while moving under the original when the original placed on the platen is read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kaoru Hamada, Satoshi Seki, Yohei Katto, Akiko Kanno, Hidenori Sunada, Asahiro Nakayoshi, Seiji Shibaki, Masato Furukawa, Yumeng Zhang