Patents by Inventor Seiji Abe

Seiji Abe 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: 11520268
    Abstract: A sheet binding processing apparatus includes a conveying portion, a conveying path for sheets, a stacking portion on which sheets from the conveying path are stacked, a first regulating portion for regulating a sheet bundle on the stacking portion in a crossing direction, a second regulating portion for regulating a sheet bundle in the conveying direction, a manual setting portion for setting sheets from an outside of the apparatus, and a binding device which binds a sheet bundle by a staple and moves in the crossing direction. An angular posture of the binding device located at a third position is different from an angular posture located at a first position. An angular posture of the binding device located at the third position is different from an angular posture located at a second position. The second position is located at a second side of the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Obuchi, Hideto Abe, Masaya Takahashi, Seiji Nishizawa
  • Publication number: 20220319766
    Abstract: In the multi-layer coil component, the via conductor electrically connecting the coil layers adjacent to each other in the stacking direction of the element body protrudes from the coil region toward the side surface of the element body when viewed from the stacking direction of the element body. Therefore, the coil has a concave-convex portion. When a force is applied to the multi-layer coil component from the outside, the force is dispersed in the concave-convex portion of the coil, and thus defects are less likely to occur in the coil than in a coil in which the side of the side surfaces is flat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko OIDE, Makoto YOSHINO, Tomoki OKADA, Hideki SAITOU, Seiji OSADA, Kazuhiro EBINA, Kunio ODA, Takashi ABE, Akio SHIBATA, Kazuo IWAI
  • Patent number: 11462343
    Abstract: An object is to provide a resistor manufacturing method and a resistor capable of suppressing variation in the thickness of a thermally conductive layer intervening between a resistive body and electrode plates. The method of manufacturing the resistor according to the present invention includes a step of forming an uncured first thermally conductive layer on a surface of a resistive body, a step of curing the first thermally conductive layer, a step of laminating an uncured second thermally conductive layer on a surface of the first thermally conductive layer, and a step of bending electrode plates respectively disposed at both sides of the resistive body, curing the second thermally conductive layer, and performing adhesion between the resistive body and the electrode plates via the first thermally conductive layer and the second thermally conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: KOA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Abe, Seiji Karasawa, Michio Kubota, Yoji Gomi, Koichi Minowa
  • Publication number: 20220310312
    Abstract: In the multi-layer coil component, the lead conductor is exposed from the end surface of the element body and is connected to the external electrode provided on the end surface. When the lead conductor is led out to the end surface of the element body, the lead area can be easily increased as compared with the case where the lead conductor is led out to the side surface of the element body. Therefore, by connecting the coil and the external electrode via the lead conductor, high connectivity between the coil and the external electrode is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko OIDE, Makoto YOSHINO, Tomoki OKADA, Hideki SAITOU, Seiji OSADA, Kazuhiro EBINA, Kunio ODA, Takashi ABE, Akio SHIBATA, Kazuo IWAI
  • Publication number: 20220310301
    Abstract: In the multi-layer inductor, all of the plurality of through conductors are not aligned in a straight line, and the distance between the through conductors can be sufficiently kept in the element body having a predetermined dimensional standard. Therefore, the through conductor as a heat source is apart from each other, and the heat of the through conductor can be efficiently radiated to the outside of the element body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko OIDE, Makoto YOSHINO, Tomoki OKADA, Seiji OSADA, Yuuki OKAZAKI, Takeshi SASAKI, Mitsuru ITO, Kenta SASAKI, Kazuhiro EBINA, Takashi ABE, Hiroshi ONO
  • Publication number: 20220310299
    Abstract: In the multi-layer inductor, the internal electrode includes the auxiliary conductor, and the auxiliary conductor is jointed to the external electrode at the end face. Therefore, when a defect occurs in a part of the through conductors, a current flows through the remaining through conductor(s) and a current also flows through the auxiliary conductor. Therefore, overheating at the joint surface between the remaining through conductor(s) and the external electrode can be prevented, and cutting and/or fusion starting from the joint surface can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko OIDE, Makoto YOSHINO, Tomoki OKADA, Seiji OSADA, Yuuki OKAZAKI, Takeshi SASAKI, Mitsuru ITO, Kenta SASAKI, Kazuhiro EBINA, Takashi ABE, Hiroshi ONO
  • Publication number: 20220270714
    Abstract: To provide a molecular structure generation method and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a program capable of generating various molecular structures while satisfying desired property values so as not to be localized around a specific molecular structure. A molecular structure generation method according to the present invention includes: a selection step of classifying a plurality of initial molecules prepared in advance into clusters based on a feature amount and selecting a starting molecule having a maximum confidence limit value from each of the classified clusters. The method further includes an evolutionary development step of evolving each of the starting molecules. Further the selection step and the evolutionary development step are repeatedly executed for all molecules including the initial molecules and the evolved starting molecules to generate a new molecular structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Takuya Okamoto, Yukihiro ABE, Seiji UENO
  • Publication number: 20220253655
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to implement, at a low cost, highly accurate color calibration in a printing apparatus that performs printing using fluorescent ink. One embodiment of the present invention is an image processing apparatus that includes: a processing unit configured to perform processing relating to color calibration in a printing apparatus that prints an image on a printing medium using fluorescent printing material; and an execution unit configured to perform calibration processing of the printing apparatus based on a measured value that is obtained by measuring a patch chart for obtaining information on an amount of application of the fluorescent printing material in the printing apparatus, wherein a patch included in the patch chart is printed with the fluorescent printing material and subtractive color mixture printing material and at least one dot of the subtractive color mixture printing material covers a dot of the fluorescent printing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Seiji Abe, Naoko Baba, Kouta Murasawa, Hiromitsu Yamaguchi, Keiji Kuriyama, Yuki Igarashi, Hiroshi Mori
  • Publication number: 20210122167
    Abstract: A print medium is conveyed in a first direction and a printing head prints an image on the print medium by using a printable region of the print head that extends in a second direction crossing the first direction. Storing units can feed multiple sorts of print media. Among the multiple sorts of the print media, the print medium to print a check pattern for checking a printing state of the printing head is selected as the print medium to be fed from the corresponding storing unit. The check pattern is printed on the print medium by using a portion of the printable region of the printing head corresponding to a size of the print medium fed from the storing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Norihiro Kawatoko, Masashi Hayashi, Junichi Nakagawa, Seiji Abe, Kentaro Muro, Eiji Komamiya
  • Patent number: 10919314
    Abstract: A print medium is conveyed in a first direction and a printing head prints an image on the print medium by using a printable region of the print head that extends in a second direction crossing the first direction. Storing units can feed multiple sorts of print media. Among the multiple sorts of the print media, the print medium to print a check pattern for checking a printing state of the printing head is selected as the print medium to be fed from the corresponding storing unit. The check pattern is printed on the print medium by using a portion of the printable region of the printing head corresponding to a size of the print medium fed from the storing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norihiro Kawatoko, Masashi Hayashi, Junichi Nakagawa, Seiji Abe, Kentaro Muro, Eiji Komamiya
  • Patent number: 10675886
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a circulation pathway that circulates an ink between a pressure chamber of a printing head and the outside thereof. The number of eject of the ink to be ejected from an ejection port of the printing head to a unit printing area is set according to a concentration of the ink in the circulation pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Nakagawa, Yumi Yanai, Seiji Abe
  • Patent number: 10583665
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a circulation pathway that circulates an ink between a pressure chamber of a printing head and the outside thereof. The number of eject of the ink to be ejected from an ejection port of the printing head to a unit printing area is set according to a concentration of the ink in the circulation pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Nakagawa, Yumi Yanai, Seiji Abe
  • Publication number: 20200070541
    Abstract: A print medium is conveyed in a first direction and a printing head prints an image on the print medium by using a printable region of the print head that extends in a second direction crossing the first direction. Storing units can feed multiple sorts of print media. Among the multiple sorts of the print media, the print medium to print a check pattern for checking a printing state of the printing head is selected as the print medium to be fed from the corresponding storing unit. The check pattern is printed on the print medium by using a portion of the printable region of the printing head corresponding to a size of the print medium fed from the storing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Norihiro Kawatoko, Masashi Hayashi, Junichi Nakagawa, Seiji Abe, Kentaro Muro, Eiji Komamiya
  • Patent number: 10538107
    Abstract: From among a plurality of elements included in a printing head and arrayed in a predetermined direction, a faulty element that is unable to form dots properly on a printing medium is identified. At least one of correction processing for increasing a value of multi-valued input image data corresponding to the faulty element and correction processing for decreasing a threshold in a quantization process for the faulty element is performed. Complementary dot data is generated for the faulty element by taking the dot data generated for the identified faulty element as dot data corresponding to an element near the identified faulty element in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiji Abe, Yumi Yanai, Tetsuya Edamura, Junichi Nakagawa, Kouta Murasawa
  • Publication number: 20190291460
    Abstract: From among a plurality of elements included in a printing head and arrayed in a predetermined direction, a faulty element that is unable to form dots properly on a printing medium is identified. At least one of correction processing for increasing a value of multi-valued input image data corresponding to the faulty element and correction processing for decreasing a threshold in a quantization process for the faulty element is performed. Complementary dot data is generated for the faulty element by taking the dot data generated for the identified faulty element as dot data corresponding to an element near the identified faulty element in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Seiji Abe, Yumi Yanai, Tetsuya Edamura, Junichi Nakagawa, Kouta Murasawa
  • Publication number: 20190202209
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a circulation pathway that circulates an ink between a pressure chamber of a printing head and the outside thereof. The number of eject of the ink to be ejected from an ejection port of the printing head to a unit printing area is set according to a concentration of the ink in the circulation pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Junichi Nakagawa, Yumi Yanai, Seiji Abe
  • Publication number: 20190202210
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a circulation pathway that circulates an ink between a pressure chamber of a printing head and the outside thereof. The number of eject of the ink to be ejected from an ejection port of the printing head to a unit printing area is set according to a concentration of the ink in the circulation pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Junichi Nakagawa, Yumi Yanai, Seiji Abe
  • Patent number: 9444974
    Abstract: According to the present invention, patch data is printed in such a manner that the length of a low-optical-density patch is small and the length of a high-optical-density patch is large. In addition, the measurement is performed by a sensor that measures at a constant scanning speed. Therefore, SN of a dark patch having a high optical density is improved, and a patch chart can be measured in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Omagari, Mitsuru Uratani, Yuki Ishida, Seiji Abe, Masaaki Obayashi
  • Patent number: 9330267
    Abstract: Confidential information included in image and voice data is filtered in an apparatus that includes an extraction unit for extracting a character string from an image frame, and a conversion unit for converting audio data to a character string. The apparatus also includes a determination unit for determining, in response to contents of a database, whether at least one of the image frame and the audio data include confidential information. The apparatus also includes a masking unit for concealing contents of the image frame by masking the image frame in response to determining that the image frame includes confidential information, and for making the audio data inaudible by masking the audio data in response to determining that the audio data includes confidential information. The playback unit included in the apparatus is for playing back the image frame and the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Seiji Abe, Mitsuru Shioya, Shigeki Takeuchi, Daisuke Tomoda
  • Patent number: 9277076
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a measurement unit configured to read a patch image for a calibration which is printed on a recorded medium by a printing apparatus and measure a density of the patch image, a reception unit configured to receive spectral reflection factor information measured by reading the patch image for the calibration printed on the recorded medium by using a measurement device capable of measuring a spectral reflection factor at every predetermined wavelengths, and a processing unit configured to perform a calibration for a printing using the recorded medium by the printing apparatus on the basis of the density measured by the measurement unit and the spectral reflection factor information received by the reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiji Abe, Mitsuru Uratani, Yuki Ishida, Yuki Omagari