Patents by Inventor Shigeru Yamaguchi

Shigeru Yamaguchi 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: 10684302
    Abstract: This specimen inspection automation system is provided with: a processing unit which processes a specimen; a conveying line which conveys carriers; a control device which controls the conveying of the carriers; and external connection modules which deliver the carriers to and from external devices. The control device controls the number of carriers in the specimen inspection automation system within a fixed range on the basis of the number of carriers conveyed into and out of the system by the external connection modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Yamaguchi, Shigeru Yano, Toshiki Yamagata, Hiroki Ihara
  • Publication number: 20200143283
    Abstract: A time-series feature extraction apparatus has a coefficient outputter to output a coefficient to be used in calculation for classifying time series data into a plurality of segments, a segment position outputter to perform calculation for classifying the time series data into the plurality of segments based on the coefficient to output information on boundary positions of the plurality of segments, a cluster classifier to classify the plurality of segments into a certain number of plurality of clusters equal to or smaller than a certain number of the plurality of segments, a representative element outputter to output a representative element which represents a local feature of each of the plurality of clusters and is set for each of the plurality of segments, a feature degree calculator to calculate a feature degree of the representative element, and a representative element updater to update the representative element based on the feature degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shigeru MAYA, Tatsuya INAGI, Akihiro YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200133184
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion capable of forming a toner image on an envelope including a flap; a stacking portion configured to stack the envelope; a fixing portion configured to fix the toner image on the envelope; a display portion configured to display information; and a controller configured to control the display portion so that when the double-side mode in which the images are formed on the double sides of the envelope is selected, a stacking method in which the envelope is stacked on the stacking portion so as to fix the image on a flap-formed side when the envelope first passes through the fixing portion is displayed at the display portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Daigo Matsuura, Yasuharu Chiyoda, Shigeru Tanaka, Mitsuru Hasegawa, Yusuke Yamaguchi, Shigeru Hirano
  • Patent number: 10578999
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image formation unit, an image heating unit, a placement unit, and a control unit. The image heating unit heats an image formed by image formation unit on the recording material that was placed on the placement unit. If an envelope is placed on the placement unit with a flap of the envelope in a direction perpendicular to a conveyance direction of a recording material, the control unit executed control to automatically execute two-sided printing on the envelope such that images formed on a first and a surface of the envelope are heated by the image heating unit. If an envelope is placed on the placement unit with a flap of the envelope in the conveyance direction of the recording material, the control unit executes control to inhibit execution of two-sided printing on the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Shigeru Tanaka, Yasuharu Chiyoda, Daigo Matsuura, Mitsuru Hasegawa, Yusuke Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200033778
    Abstract: An image heating apparatus includes an endless belt, a rotary member configured to form a nip portion with the endless belt, regulating members for regulating the endless belt from moving in a longitudinal direction by being in contact with longitudinal ends of the endless belt, and a sheet-like heating member. The heating member includes a heat transfer member in contact with the inner surface of the endless belt, and a heating portion located on an opposite side from a side, of the heating member, in contact with the inner surface of the endless belt across the heat transfer member. Both end portions of the heat transfer member are disposed at the same location or outside of both end portions of the heating portion in the longitudinal direction and are disposed inside of both end portions of the rotary member in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Ikuo Nakamoto, Shigeru Tanaka, Akihiro Maeda, Yusuke Yamaguchi, Shohei Tsuzaki, Kenji Endo, Shinsuke Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200033772
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image formation unit, an image heating unit, a placement unit, and a control unit. The image heating unit heats an image formed by image formation unit on the recording material that was placed on the placement unit. If an envelope is placed on the placement unit with a flap of the envelope in a direction perpendicular to a conveyance direction of a recording material, the control unit executed control to automatically execute two-sided printing on the envelope such that images formed on a first and a surface of the envelope are heated by the image heating unit. If an envelope is placed on the placement unit with a flap of the envelope in the conveyance direction of the recording material, the control unit executes control to inhibit execution of two-sided printing on the envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Shigeru Tanaka, Yasuharu Chiyoda, Daigo Matsuura, Mitsuru Hasegawa, Yusuke Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10545442
    Abstract: An image heating apparatus includes an endless belt, a rotary member configured to form a nip portion with the endless belt, regulating members for regulating the endless belt from moving in a longitudinal direction by being in contact with longitudinal ends of the endless belt, and a sheet-like heating member. The heating member includes a heat transfer member in contact with the inner surface of the endless belt, and a heating portion located on an opposite side from a side, of the heating member, in contact with the inner surface of the endless belt across the heat transfer member. Both end portions of the heat transfer member are disposed at the same location or outside of both end portions of the heating portion in the longitudinal direction and are disposed inside of both end portions of the rotary member in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Ikuo Nakamoto, Shigeru Tanaka, Akihiro Maeda, Yusuke Yamaguchi, Shohei Tsuzaki, Kenji Endo, Shinsuke Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190362143
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processing unit, an extraction unit, a memory unit, a determination unit, and an assignment unit. The processing unit executes a character recognition process. The extraction unit extracts at least one area located within a predetermined range from a first area that is included in a designated image and that is designated to undergo the character recognition process. The at least one area is a second area. The memory unit stores an attribute on a per character string basis. The determination unit determines, on a basis of the attribute stored by the memory unit, an attribute corresponding to a character string recognized as one or more characters from the first area by the processing unit and a character string recognized as one or more characters from the second area by the processing unit. The assignment unit assigns the determined attribute to the designated image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya NAKAMURA, Akane ABE, Shintaro ADACHI, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Kazuhiro OYA, Shigeru OKADA, Junichi SHIMIZU, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190325245
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an extraction unit that extracts object information from an image including an object to be read having a predetermined size; a cutting unit that cuts out a first area including at least a part of the object to be read from the image; and a changing unit that changes the first area such that an area having a background color different from a background color of the image is included, from the first area, when the first area cut out by the cutting unit has a size different from the predetermined size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi SHIMIZU, Akane ABE, Kazuhiro OYA, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Shigeru OKADA, Shintaro ADACHI, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI, Shinya NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190325210
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first designation unit, a second designation unit, a position acquisition unit, a memory, and an extraction unit. The first designation unit designates an extensive area from a first read image, the extensive area including an output area and an object area. The second designation unit designates the output area from the designated extensive area. The position acquisition unit acquires positional information regarding the extensive area with respect to the first read image and positional information regarding the output area with respect to the extensive area. The memory stores the positional information regarding the extensive area and the positional information regarding the output area. The extraction unit identifies a position of the extensive area in a second read image in a format identical to a format of the first read image on a basis of the positional information regarding the extensive area stored by the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Shintaro ADACHI, Shigeru OKADA, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kazuhiro OYA, Shinya NAKAMURA, Akane ABE
  • Publication number: 20190230233
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a layout analyzing part that executes layout analysis for image data, an extraction part that extracts a diagrammatic representation from the image data by using a result of the layout analysis, a character recognizing part that executes character recognition for a partial area having a high probability of presence of a character string in a relationship with the extracted diagrammatic representation, and an erecting direction deciding part that decides an erecting direction of the image data by using a result of the character recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro OYA, Akane ABE, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Shigeru OKADA, Shintaro ADACHI, Shinya NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10312518
    Abstract: An anode and a secondary battery capable of improving the charge and discharge efficiency are provided. The anode includes an anode current collector, and an anode active material layer provided on the anode current collector. The anode active material layer has a plurality of anode active material particles containing at least one of a simple substance of silicon, a compound of silicon, a simple substance of tin and a compound of tin, and has a coat containing an oxo acid salt in at least part of the surface of the anode active material particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Hideki Nakai, Masayuki Ihara, Tadahiko Kubota, Shigeru Fujita
  • Patent number: 10099521
    Abstract: A tire-state detection device according to the present invention includes: an electronic component including a detection unit that detects a pressure of a tire; and a case that houses the electronic component. The case includes: a case main body that houses the electronic component and that has an open surface formed thereon; and a lid member that covers the open surface. The detection unit includes: a pressure sensor section having a diaphragm-type element; a sensor control section that controls the pressure sensor section; and a dome-shaped shield cover that covers the pressure sensor section and the sensor control section. An inside of the case main body having the open surface covered with the lid member is filled with a sealant, and the diaphragm-type element is made of a ceramic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeru Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20180265384
    Abstract: Provided are a barium-sulfate scale inhibitor and a barium-sulfate scale inhibitor composition each of which can express a high barium-sulfate scale-inhibiting ability. Also provided is a method of inhibiting a barium-sulfate scale that can express a high barium-sulfate scale-inhibiting ability. The barium-sulfate scale inhibitor of the present invention includes a sulfonic acid group-containing copolymer obtained by polymerizing a monomer composition containing a carboxyl group-containing monomer and a sulfonic acid group-containing monomer, in which when the barium-sulfate scale inhibitor is added at a solid content concentration of 1 wt % to high-salt-concentration water having a metal salt concentration of 10 wt % or more, the sulfonic acid group-containing copolymer is free from precipitating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Shigeru Yamaguchi, Yui Nishida
  • Publication number: 20180057626
    Abstract: Provided is a novel copolymer that can express an excellent calcium ion-trapping ability. The copolymer of the present invention includes: 0.1 mol % to 99 mol % of a structural unit (A) derived from a monoethylenically unsaturated monocarboxylic acid (salt) monomer (a); 0.1 mol % to 99 mol % of a structural unit (B) derived from a monomer (b) serving as a monoethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid (salt) or an anhydride thereof; and 0.1 mol % to 50 mol % of a structural unit (C) derived from an ether bond-containing hydrophobic monomer (c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Shigeru Yamaguchi, Rika Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9846454
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a device body, a touch panel which having a front side and a reverse side, a vibration unit that is disposed on the reverse side and vibrates the touch panel, and a flexible member that is disposed on an inside and on the reverse side of the touch panel, the flexible member connecting the device body and the reverse side of the touch panel in a watertight manner and being flexibly deformed upon vibration of the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takizawa, Shigeru Yamaguchi, Kazunori Murayama, Junichi Murakoso
  • Patent number: 9598886
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first casing rotatably supported by a first rotation axis, a second casing rotatably supported by a second rotation axis that is parallel to the first rotation axis, a first cam that is provided on the first rotation axis, rotates about the first rotation axis in accordance with rotation of the first casing, and causes the first casing to move together with the first rotation axis in a direction away from the second rotation axis, a second cam that is provided on the second rotation axis, rotates about the second rotation axis in accordance with rotation of the second casing, and causes the second casing to move together with the second rotation axis in a direction away from the first rotation axis, and an elastic member that applies a force in a direction in which the first rotation axis and the second rotation axis become closer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Kasai, Shigeru Yamaguchi, Kazunori Murayama
  • Patent number: 9566835
    Abstract: A structure 11 for attaching an electronic component to the inner surface of a pneumatic tire includes: a case 13 which has a bottom plate 18 a side wall 19 and a lid 20 and in which the electronic component is mounted inside an inner space defined by these; and a rubber patch 12 disposed between the case 13 and the inner surface of the pneumatic tire. The rubber patch 12 has a bottom surface 14 to be attached to the inner surface of the pneumatic tire, and a front surface 15 provided on the opposite side from the bottom surface. A seating surface 17 having such a shape as to be capable of receiving the bottom plate 18 of the case 13 is formed in the front surface 15. The rubber patch 12 has a groove 21 in the front surface 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeru Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20170015149
    Abstract: A tire-state detection device according to the present invention includes: an electronic component including a detection unit that detects a pressure of a tire; and a case that houses the electronic component. The case includes: a case main body that houses the electronic component and that has an open surface formed thereon; and a lid member that covers the open surface. The detection unit includes: a pressure sensor section having a diaphragm-type element; a sensor control section that controls the pressure sensor section; and a dome-shaped shield cover that covers the pressure sensor section and the sensor control section. An inside of the case main body having the open surface covered with the lid member is filled with a sealant, and the diaphragm-type element is made of a ceramic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeru YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9469936
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer composition capable of providing fibers with an enough penetration speed and enough water retention, while maintaining a favorable hue of the fibers, when used as a fiber crosslinking agent. The present invention also provides a fiber crosslinking agent and crosslinked fibers using the polymer composition. The present invention further provides a polymer composition that enhances the absorption properties of fibers and is especially useful for applications which strongly require the absorption properties, and a fiber crosslinking agent and crosslinked fibers using the polymer composition. The present invention is a polymer composition containing a poly(meth)acrylic acid polymer; and a bisulfite (salt)-added (meth)acrylic acid (salt) or a hypophosphorous acid (salt).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Yamaguchi