Patents by Inventor Seiji Saito

Seiji Saito 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: 11958720
    Abstract: There is provided a vibration suppression device for a rope-like body of an elevator that can inhibit displacement of the rope-like body from becoming unstable due to amplification of the displacement and can make a movable range of the rope-like body wider. A vibration suppression device (20) includes a movable unit and a stopper. The movable unit can move in a direction in which a distance from an equilibrium position (19) of the rope-like body changes. The stopper restricts movement of the movable unit to a position closer than a first distance (d1) from the equilibrium position (19). The movable unit includes a displacement amplifier and a restriction member. The displacement amplifier is arranged to be directed to a first position (P1) of the rope-like body. The displacement amplifier amplifies displacement of the rope-like body. The restriction member inhibits the rope-like body from approaching the displacement amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Asamura, Eiichi Saito, Seiji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20240101452
    Abstract: A water-using apparatus includes a water-feeding unit configured to feed water, a water-treating unit connected to the water-feeding unit by a pipe and being configured to perform a function in which ionic substances contained in water fed from the water-feeding unit are removed by an electrical deionization unit, a water-using unit connected to the water-treating unit by a pipe and configured to use water having flowed through the water-treating unit, a drainpipe through which water with increased concentration of ionic substances removed by the water-treating unit is drained, and a controller configured to control a passage for water fed from the water-feeding unit and to cause water with increased concentration of ionic substances to be drained through the drainpipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro NAKAYAMA, Tadashi SAITO, Seiji NODA, Masaru TAKADA
  • Publication number: 20240083783
    Abstract: An ion removal apparatus according to this disclosure performs a desalination treatment on a liquid and includes: a first electrode guide having an inlet allowing the liquid to flow in, a first electrode holder holding a first electrode that adsorbs an ion in the liquid, and an inflow passage serving as a flow passage connecting the inlet and the first electrode holder to one another; and a second electrode guide having an outlet allowing the liquid to flow out, a second electrode holder allowing the liquid passing through the first electrode holder to flow in and holding a second electrode that adsorbs the ion in the liquid, and an outflow passage serving as a flow passage connecting the outlet and the second electrode holder to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro NAKAYAMA, Tadashi SAITO, Kota KURIHARA, Seiji NODA, Ryuki YOSHIDA, Masaru TAKADA
  • Patent number: 11429797
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wireless tag communication device includes a controller configured to acquire, from a wireless tag on a sheet, position information indicating a position of the wireless tag on the sheet, identify the position of the wireless tag on the sheet from the acquired position information, and write information to the wireless tag according to the identified position of the wireless tag on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji Saito
  • Publication number: 20210232779
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wireless tag communication device includes a controller configured to acquire, from a wireless tag on a sheet, position information indicating a position of the wireless tag on the sheet, identify the position of the wireless tag on the sheet from the acquired position information, and write information to the wireless tag according to the identified position of the wireless tag on the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventor: Seiji SAITO
  • Publication number: 20200301439
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an interface circuit through which detection data from a sensor are received, and a processor configured to generate a first environment map based on first detection data received from the sensor, convert the first environment map into a second environment map by a predetermined image processing, generate a third environment map based on second detection data received from the sensor, convert the third environment map into a fourth environment map by the predetermined image processing, compare the second environment map with the fourth environment map, and determine which one of the second environment map and the fourth environment map captures an outline of an object depicted in the second environment map and the fourth environment map according to a comparison result between the second environment map and the fourth environment map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventor: Seiji SAITO
  • Publication number: 20200084326
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, facilitate performance of: displaying one or more page images in a preview area showing a position and an orientation of the page image to be printed on one sheet; acquiring a first input for designating a first area set on the first page image; acquiring a second input to slide the specified position from the first area to rotate with respect to the center of the first page image; rotating the first image in response to the second input; determining an orientation setting area, among the plurality of orientation setting areas set around the center of the first page image, that has the designated position when releasing the second input; and updating the setting of the orientation of the first page image to the orientation specified by the determined orientation setting area and updating the position and orientation of the page image in the preview area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventor: Seiji Saito
  • Patent number: 10516792
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image acquiring section configured to acquire an image formation target page image; a display control section configured to perform processing for displaying the page image in a preview display area; an operation-input acquiring section configured to acquire a first operation input for designating a first position in a designatable area and a second operation input for designating a second position in the preview display area; a determining section configured to determine which allocation setting area corresponding to which number of page images is designated as an area where processing for setting a number of page images allocated to one sheet is executed; and a setting section configured to apply setting of a number of page images allocated to one sheet to the page image for which the first operation input is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji Saito
  • Patent number: 10459361
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a voltage adjustment portion having a voltage adjustment member connected to a contact member contacting an endless belt, the voltage adjustment portion changing a current flowing from a current supply member contacting the belt at a position different from a position, at which an image bearing member contacts the belt with respect to a rotating direction of the belt, to the voltage adjustment member via the belt according to a control signal input from a control portion outputting a control signal, thereby changing a size of a transfer potential to transfer a toner image borne by the image bearing member onto the belt at a part at which the belt contacts the image bearing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiji Saito, Keisuke Ishizumi, Toshihiko Takayama, Masaru Ohno, Shingo Ito, Shohei Ishio, Keisuke Samejima, Keizo Kojima, Ryo Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20190102115
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a resource information acquisition unit, an apparatus information acquisition unit, and a determination unit of a processor. The resource information acquisition unit acquires resource information indicating a resource of the image forming apparatus required to execute an application. The apparatus information acquisition unit acquires apparatus information indicating a use situation of the resource of the image forming apparatus. The determination unit determines whether or not the image forming apparatus can execute the application if the application is installed on the basis of the resource information and the apparatus information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji SAITO
  • Patent number: 10213080
    Abstract: In a first mode, a control unit controls operation of driving wheels so that a main casing is made to travel straight and, upon detection of an object by an object sensor, the main casing is changed in traveling direction and made to travel straight. In a second mode, the control unit controls the operation of the driving wheels so that the main casing travels in a curved shape along an object detected by the object sensor. When a charging device is not found by a signal reception part during traveling within a region by the first mode, the control unit is changed over to the second mode. The control unit is changed over to the first mode when it is decided a specified number of times or more that the main casing has moved to a different region by the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS & SERVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Saito, Koichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10216119
    Abstract: A voltage applying portion applies voltage to a current supply member, the current supply member being provided with primary transfer voltage to pass current through a contact portion contacting with a belt, thereby bringing the potential of the belt a primary transfer potential, and being provided with secondary transfer voltage so that a potential difference for secondary transfer is formed between the current supplying member and a support member while a recording material is nipped by the contact portion. The voltage applying portion changes the second transfer voltage so that the potential difference for the secondary transfer between the current supply member and the support member becomes smaller as a potential adjusting portion that maintains the potential of the support member at a prescribed sustaining potential in a variable manner in order to change a primary transfer potential reduces gradually the sustaining potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Ishizumi, Seiji Saito, Toshihiko Takayama, Masaru Ohno, Shingo Ito, Shohei Ishio
  • Publication number: 20180039209
    Abstract: A voltage applying portion applies voltage to a current supply member, the current supply member being provided with primary transfer voltage to pass current through a contact portion contacting with a belt, thereby bringing the potential of the belt a primary transfer potential, and being provided with secondary transfer voltage so that a potential difference for secondary transfer is formed between the current supplying member and a support member while a recording material is nipped by the contact portion. The voltage applying portion changes the second transfer voltage so that the potential difference for the secondary transfer between the current supply member and the support member becomes smaller as a potential adjusting portion that maintains the potential of the support member at a prescribed sustaining potential in a variable manner in order to change a primary transfer potential reduces gradually the sustaining potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Keisuke Ishizumi, Seiji Saito, Toshihiko Takayama, Masaru Ohno, Shingo Ito, Shohei Ishio
  • Publication number: 20180039198
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a voltage adjustment portion having a voltage adjustment member connected to a contact member contacting an endless belt, the voltage adjustment portion changing a current flowing from a current supply member contacting the belt at a position different from a position, at which an image bearing member contacts the belt in a rotating direction of the belt, to the voltage adjustment member via the belt according to a control signal input from a control portion outputting a control signal, thereby changing a size of a transfer potential—a surface potential—to transfer a toner image borne by the image bearing member onto the belt at a part at which the belt contacts the image bearing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Seiji Saito, Keisuke Ishizumi, Toshihiko Takayama, Masaru Ohno, Shingo Ito, Shohei Ishio, Keisuke Samejima, Keizo Kojima, Ryo Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20170231452
    Abstract: In a first mode, a control unit controls operation of driving wheels so that a main casing is made to travel straight and, upon detection of an object by an object sensor, the main casing is changed in traveling direction and made to travel straight. In a second mode, the control unit controls the operation of the driving wheels so that the main casing travels in a curved shape along an object detected by the object sensor. When a charging device is not found by a signal reception part during traveling within a region by the first mode, the control unit is changed over to the second mode. The control unit is changed over to the first mode when it is decided a specified number of times or more that the main casing has moved to a different region by the second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: TOSHIBA LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS & SERVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji SAITO, Koichi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9675234
    Abstract: A sealability acquiring mechanism disposed in a medical apparatus has a raising base unit constituted of a raising base operating mechanism, a raising tube path portion, a guide tube and a raising base. In the raising tube path portion, there is disposed a sealing member that is water-tightly or air-tightly fixed to a wire fixing portion to be connected to a raising wire inserted into an outer peripheral member and the outer peripheral member, a fluid supplied from an opening of the outer peripheral member flows between an inner peripheral surface of a raising tube path and an outer peripheral surface of the sealing member, and the raising base operating mechanism is water-tightly or air-tightly separated from the raising tube path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayo Tsumaru, Toshio Nakamura, Tatsuya Furukawa, Koji Yamaya, Seiji Saito, Tetsuhiro Yamada, Kahori Yasunaga
  • Publication number: 20160309986
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes an endoscope and a plurality of over-tubes provided with tube insertion sections having flexibility, through which an insertion section of the endoscope is inserted, and balloons to be expanded and contracted disposed on distal end sides of the tube insertion sections, in which at least outer diameters of the tube insertion sections are different from one another. A size relation of effective lengths of the respective tube insertion sections in the plurality of over-tubes is set to be opposite to a size relation of outer diameters of the tube insertion sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji SAITO, Suguru OKANIWA
  • Patent number: 9437161
    Abstract: In an image processing device which processes a video signal displayed on a display having sub-pixels arranged in a shape of stripes, a pixel scan section scans the video signal by two pixels adjacent in a direction orthogonal to the stripes and detects, in the two pixels, dark sub-pixels continuing by a number equivalent to one pixel or more between two bright sub-pixels each of which has a largest value in each of the two pixels, a correction target determination section determines at least one sub-pixel in the dark sub-pixels to be a correction target, a correction value computation section computes a correction value of the correction-target sub-pixel based on the values of the sub-pixels included in the two pixels, and a sub-pixel correction section increases the value of the correction-target sub-pixel by the correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seiji Saito
  • Publication number: 20160198053
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image acquiring section configured to acquire an image formation target page image; a display control section configured to perform processing for displaying the page image in a preview display area; an operation-input acquiring section configured to acquire a first operation input for designating a first position in a designatable area and a second operation input for designating a second position in the preview display area; a determining section configured to determine which allocation setting area corresponding to which number of page images is designated as an area where processing for setting a number of page images allocated to one sheet is executed; and a setting section configured to apply setting of a number of page images allocated to one sheet to the page image for which the first operation input is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventor: Seiji Saito
  • Publication number: 20160150946
    Abstract: A sealability acquiring mechanism disposed in a medical apparatus has a raising base unit constituted of a raising base operating mechanism, a raising tube path portion, a guide tube and a raising base. In the raising tube path portion, there is disposed a sealing member that is water-tightly or air-tightly fixed to a wire fixing portion to be connected to a raising wire inserted into an outer peripheral member and the outer peripheral member, a fluid supplied from an opening of the outer peripheral member flows between an inner peripheral surface of a raising tube path and an outer peripheral surface of the sealing member, and the raising base operating mechanism is water-tightly or air-tightly separated from the raising tube path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayo TSUMARU, Toshio NAKAMURA, Tatsuya FURUKAWA, Koji YAMAYA, Seiji SAITO, Tetsuhiro YAMADA, Kahori YASUNAGA