Patents by Inventor Shigeru Fujiwara

Shigeru Fujiwara 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: 11496336
    Abstract: A method includes: (a) transmitting, by the control device, control data containing one of the plurality of second parameters to the relay device; (b) determining, by at least one of the control device or the relay device, whether the one of the plurality of second parameters matches one of the plurality of first parameters; and (c) transmitting, by the relay device, the control data received from the control device in (a), using one of the plurality of interfaces of the relay device for which the one of the plurality of second parameters is set if it is determined in the determining that the one of the plurality of first parameters matches the one of the plurality of second parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Fujiwara, Shigeru Yamamoto, Tetsuya Kuwahara
  • Publication number: 20220257676
    Abstract: [Problem] The purpose of the present invention is to provide a novel technology capable of regulating female hormone secretion. [Solution] Provided is an agent for regulating female hormone secretion, which contains the lactobacillus strain Lactobacillus gasseri strain CP2305 (accession No.: FERM PB-11331), a treated product of said lactobacillus strain, or extracts thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicants: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Tokushima University
    Inventors: Daisuke SAWADA, Shigeru FUJIWARA, Tomonori SUGAWARA, Kazuhito ROKUTAN, Kensei NISHIDA, Yuki KUWANO
  • Publication number: 20220239066
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor light source element or an optical device including a semiconductor optical waveguide of a high-mesa semi-insulated embedded structure having a window structure made of the same material as an overclad layer at a light emission end, and a method for manufacturing thereof, in which an active layer at a portion of the window structure is removed, and then the same layer as the overclad layer is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Naoki Fujiwara, Takahiko Shindo, Shigeru Kanazawa, Meishin Chin
  • Patent number: 11213997
    Abstract: A transfer apparatus of an embodiment includes a substrate installation part on which a substrate provided with an uncured material is installed, a mold presser roller for pressing the mold against the substrate by a movement of the mold presser roller to the substrate installed on the substrate installation part, and a material recovery unit capable of recovering the uncured material protruding from between the substrate and the mold by the movement of the mold pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Shibaura Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsunori Kokubo, Yuki Sugiura, Shigeru Fujiwara, Yuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11040482
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, under a condition that a substrate is installed on a substrate installation unit, a mold is installed on a mold installation unit, and a mask unit is installed in a mask-unit installation unit, a transfer apparatus controls an operation of a mold presser unit so as to press the mold against the substrate, the operation of a first positioning unit so as to position the mask unit with respect to the mold and the operation of an irradiation unit so as to irradiate an uncured material provided on the surface of the substrate with electromagnetic waves of a predetermined wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsunori Kokubo, Yuki Sugiura, Shigeru Fujiwara, Yuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11009808
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a toner cartridge used in an image forming apparatus including a processor which forms a toner pattern image on a photoconductive member, transfers the toner pattern image on a medium, and changes an image forming condition based on a detection result obtained by optically detecting the toner pattern image transferred onto the medium, the toner cartridge including: a toner accommodating container accommodating a toner, and a memory. The memory stores reference data which is determined according to toner characteristics in the toner accommodating container, and is used for applying a reference value for an optical detection result of a toner pattern formed by the toner on the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Itou, Kazuhisa Takeda, Masahiro Ikuta, Takafumi Hara, Hiromichi Mitamura, Shigeru Fujiwara, Hisanobu Ajima
  • Patent number: 10969710
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive drum, an exposure unit, a development unit, a toner supply motor, and a processor. The exposure unit exposes the photosensitive drum based on image data. The development unit forms a toner image on the photosensitive drum with toner supplied from a toner cartridge. The toner supply motor supplies the toner to the development unit from the toner cartridge. The processor detects toner emptiness when a toner supply ratio calculated based on an integrated value of a pixel count value of the image data and an integrated value of a driving time of the toner supply motor is less than a preset threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigeru Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20210003939
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a toner cartridge used in an image forming apparatus including a processor which forms a toner pattern image on a photoconductive member, transfers the toner pattern image on a medium, and changes an image forming condition based on a detection result obtained by optically detecting the toner pattern image transferred onto the medium, the toner cartridge including: a toner accommodating container accommodating a toner, and a memory. The memory stores reference data which is determined according to toner characteristics in the toner accommodating container, and is used for applying a reference value for an optical detection result of a toner pattern formed by the toner on the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Itou, Kazuhisa Takeda, Masahiro Ikuta, Takafumi Hara, Hiromichi Mitamura, Shigeru Fujiwara, Hisanobu Ajima
  • Patent number: 10816912
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a toner cartridge used in an image forming apparatus including a processor which forms a toner pattern image on a photoconductive member, transfers the toner pattern image on a medium, and changes an image forming condition based on a detection result obtained by optically detecting the toner pattern transferred onto the medium, the toner cartridge including: a toner accommodating container accommodating a toner, and a memory. The memory stores a plurality of reference data which are determined according to toner characteristics in the toner accommodating container and a value indicating an image forming execution amount, and are used for applying reference values for an optical detection result of a toner pattern formed by the toner on the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Itou, Kazuhisa Takeda, Masahiro Ikuta, Takafumi Hara, Hiromichi Mitamura, Shigeru Fujiwara, Hisanobu Ajima
  • Patent number: 10809646
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a toner cartridge used in an image forming apparatus including a processor which forms a toner pattern image on a photoconductive member, transfers the toner pattern image on a medium, and changes an image forming condition based on a detection result obtained by optically detecting the toner pattern image transferred onto the medium, the toner cartridge including: a toner accommodating container accommodating a toner, and a memory. The memory stores reference data which is determined according to toner characteristics in the toner accommodating container, and is used for applying a reference value for an optical detection result of a toner pattern formed by the toner on the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Itou, Kazuhisa Takeda, Masahiro Ikuta, Takafumi Hara, Hiromichi Mitamura, Shigeru Fujiwara, Hisanobu Ajima
  • Publication number: 20200310285
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a toner cartridge used in an image forming apparatus including a processor which forms a toner pattern image on a photoconductive member, transfers the toner pattern image on a medium, and changes an image forming condition based on a detection result obtained by optically detecting the toner pattern transferred onto the medium, the toner cartridge including: a toner accommodating container accommodating a toner, and a memory. The memory stores a plurality of reference data which are determined according to toner characteristics in the toner accommodating container and a value indicating an image forming execution amount, and are used for applying reference values for an optical detection result of a toner pattern formed by the toner on the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Itou, Kazuhisa Takeda, Masahiro Ikuta, Takafumi Hara, Hiromichi Mitamura, Shigeru Fujiwara, Hisanobu Ajima
  • Patent number: 10691042
    Abstract: A developing device includes a housing, a developing roller, and a blade. The housing includes a developer chamber and an opening. The developing roller is disposed in the developer chamber, such that a part of the developing roller in a rotational direction thereof is exposed to an outside of the opening. The developer roller includes a sleeve rotatable around a shaft and a magnetic element. The magnetic element has a magnetic polarity opposite to that of a developer and is disposed at an entrance rotational position of the developer roller at which a sleeve region of the sleeve goes into the developer chamber from the outside of the opening. The blade is positioned near a surface of the sleeve to regulate a thickness of the developer on the surface of the sleeve. The thickness of the developer regulated on the sleeve region at the entrance rotational position by the blade is equal to or greater than 0.6 mm and equal to or less than 1.4 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Ogasawara, Shigeru Fujiwara, Mitsutoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200019086
    Abstract: A developing device includes a housing, a developing roller, and a blade. The housing includes a developer chamber and an opening. The developing roller is disposed in the developer chamber, such that a part of the developing roller in a rotational direction thereof is exposed to an outside of the opening. The developer roller includes a sleeve rotatable around a shaft and a magnetic element. The magnetic element has a magnetic polarity opposite to that of a developer and is disposed at an entrance rotational position of the developer roller at which a sleeve region of the sleeve goes into the developer chamber from the outside of the opening. The blade is positioned near a surface of the sleeve to regulate a thickness of the developer on the surface of the sleeve. The thickness of the developer regulated on the sleeve region at the entrance rotational position by the blade is equal to or greater than 0.6 mm and equal to or less than 1.4 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Masato OGASAWARA, Shigeru FUJIWARA, Mitsutoshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190377281
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a toner cartridge used in an image forming apparatus including a processor which forms a toner pattern image on a photoconductive member, transfers the toner pattern image on a medium, and changes an image forming condition based on a detection result obtained by optically detecting the toner pattern image transferred onto the medium, the toner cartridge including: a toner accommodating container accommodating a toner, and a memory. The memory stores reference data which is determined according to toner characteristics in the toner accommodating container, and is used for applying a reference value for an optical detection result of a toner pattern formed by the toner on the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Itou, Kazuhisa Takeda, Masahiro Ikuta, Takafumi Hara, Hiromichi Mitamura, Shigeru Fujiwara, Hisanobu Ajima
  • Patent number: 10245291
    Abstract: This invention provides the use of a microorganism capable of improving both lipid metabolism and sugar metabolism. Specifically, the invention relates to: a lipid metabolism and/or sugar metabolism improver comprising, as an active ingredient, a bacterial cell selected from bacteria belonging to the genus Lactobacillus and the genus Bifidobacterium, a treated product of the bacterial cell, or a mixture thereof, having dual-agonistic activities to peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR)? and peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR)?; to a food or a beverage comprising the improver; and to a pharmaceutical composition comprising the improver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Futoshi Nakamura, Nobuhisa Ashida, Yu Ishida, Shigeru Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20180304521
    Abstract: A transfer apparatus of an embodiment includes a substrate installation part on which a substrate provided with an uncured material is installed, a mold presser roller for pressing the mold against the substrate by a movement of the mold presser roller to the substrate installed on the substrate installation part, and a material recovery unit capable of recovering the uncured material protruding from between the substrate and the mold by the movement of the mold pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsunori Kokubo, Yuki Sugiura, Shigeru Fujiwara, Yuki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20180243970
    Abstract: A device for imprinting a mold onto resin laid on a substrate is comprised of an impression roller carrying the mold; a dancer roller to prevent the mold from loosening; a first driver configured to drive the impression roller; a second driver configured to drive the dancer roller; and a controller electrically connected to and configured to control the first driver and the second driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsunori Kokubo, Yuki Sugiura, Shigeru Fujiwara, Yuki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20180243971
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, under a condition that a substrate is installed on a substrate installation unit, a mold is installed on a mold installation unit, and a mask unit is installed in a mask-unit installation unit, a transfer apparatus controls an operation of a mold presser unit so as to press the mold against the substrate, the operation of a first positioning unit so as to position the mask unit with respect to the mold and the operation of an irradiation unit so as to irradiate an uncured material provided on the surface of the substrate with electromagnetic waves of a predetermined wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsunori Kokubo, Yuki Sugiura, Shigeru Fujiwara, Yuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9914261
    Abstract: A transfer device that transfers a fine transfer pattern formed on a master mold to a molded material, includes a first transfer unit that transfers the fine transfer pattern formed on the master mold to a replica mold made from a material that transmits light; and a second transfer unit that transfers a fine transfer pattern formed on the replica mold by the first transfer unit to the molded material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Sugiura, Mitsunori Kokubo, Shigeru Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Kitahara, Yu Murofushi, Isao Matsuzuki, Takato Baba, Toru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9800210
    Abstract: A power amplifier includes: a plurality of FET cells connected in parallel to each other; a plurality of first resistors connected between gate terminals of the plurality of FET cells and grounding terminals respectively; a plurality of second resistors having one ends connected to the gate terminals of the plurality of FET cells respectively and other ends connected to each other; a plurality of capacitors connected in parallel to the plurality of second resistors respectively; and a third resistor connected between a connection point of the other ends of the plurality of second resistors and a power supply terminal, wherein the first resistors have temperature coefficients of resistance greater than those of the second and third resistors and are arranged closer to the corresponding FET cells than the third resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Kato, Naoki Kosaka, Eri Fukuda, Shigeru Fujiwara, Atsushi Okamura, Kenichiro Chomei