Patents by Inventor Shinichi Asai

Shinichi Asai 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: 10760215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to glass plate-interleaving paper, which is used for a glass plate for use in a display, and in which wood pulp is used as a raw material, and the number of foreign substances having a Mohs hardness of 4 or higher present on the surface of the glass plate-interleaving paper is fewer than 0.010 per square meter. Even if the glass plate-interleaving paper of the present invention is used in a conventional way as glass plate-interleaving paper with respect to a glass plate used as a substrate material for a flat panel display in which high cleanliness and high quality are required, the glass plate-interleaving paper is able to prevent damage or cracks occurring on the surface of the glass plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOKUSHU TOKAI PAPER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Akahori, Tomoki Hirasawa, Yoshiaki Tomotake, Yasuhiko Asai, Takayuki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200232069
    Abstract: A method for casting an aluminum alloy includes: pouring molten metal of an aluminum alloy comprising 6.0 to 9.0 mass % of Si, 0.4 to 0.8 mass % of Mg, 0.25 to 1.0 mass % of Cu, 0.08 to 0.25 mass % of Fe, 0.6 mass % or less of Mn, 0.2 mass % or less of Ti, and 0.01 mass % or less of Sr, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities into a shot sleeve of a die casting machine; filling a mold cavity of a center-gate die with the molten metal at a gate speed of 1 msec or less so as to produce a laminar flow, and subjecting T5 heat treatment so as to obtain the aluminum alloy having a tensile strength of 240 MPa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoo YOSHIDA, Shinichi ASAI
  • Publication number: 20200215262
    Abstract: A feeding device according to the present invention includes a tubular body which has an a female screw portion, a movable shaft which has a male screw portion and is movable between a start position and an end position according to a rotation of the tubular body, a final gear which is provided in the tubular body, a drive unit which has the driving gear, a power transmission mechanism which transmits a driving force from the driving gear to the final gear via a plurality of intermediate gears, and a biasing mechanism which is configured to apply a biasing force to the movable shaft. At least one of the plurality of intermediate gears is a two-stage gear. The biasing mechanism is configured to apply the biasing force from the end position toward the start position and presses the male screw portion against the female screw portion to the start position side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yoichi ENDO, Akehiko SATO, Masami OAKU, Shinichi ASAI
  • Patent number: 10616060
    Abstract: An apparatus for selectively applying settings for each of items set in a first processing device to a second processing device is provided. The settings for each of the items are indicated in each file, and the file is dividable into sets of separate data having a predetermined size or smaller. The apparatus includes a user interface configured to allow a user to choose target separate data from among the sets of separate data of each of the files; a selection portion configured to set, at selected data, the sets of separate data of a file having the target separate data among the files; and an application processing portion configured to perform application processing for applying the settings to the second processing device by using, among the sets of separate data of each of the files, the sets of separate data set at the selected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Asai, Takashi Sugaya, Hideyuki Matsuda, Yu Sonoda, Shohei Ichiyama
  • Publication number: 20200013158
    Abstract: A learning apparatus includes an image defect detector that detects an image defect on a sheet on which an image has been formed, a likelihood calculator that calculates a likelihood that an image forming member associated with the image formation is a generation factor of the image defect, a predictor that predicts a change in the image defect generated by the image forming member as a generation factor; and a learning unit that causes the predictor to perform learning using the detected image defect as learning data, wherein the learning unit changes, according to the likelihood, a learning mode of the image defect to be used as the learning data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Shinichi ASAI, Daisuke GENDA
  • Patent number: 10508194
    Abstract: Provided are a flame-retardant polyolefin resin composition with high flame retardancy, particularly sufficient flame retardancy to meet the UL94 5VA standard and a molded article with high flame retardancy, particularly sufficient flame retardancy to meet the UL94 5VA standard. The composition includes 100 parts by mass of a polyolefin resin, (A) 10 to 60 parts by mass of at least one melamine salt selected from the group consisting of melamine orthophosphate, melamine pyrophosphate, and melamine polyphosphate, (B) 15 to 90 parts by mass of at least one piperazine salt selected from the group consisting of piperazine orthophosphate, piperazine pyrophosphate, and piperazine polyphosphate, and (C) 10 to 140 parts by mass of glass fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimizu, Yang Ni, Kei Asai, Yutaka Yonezawa, Shinichi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10491779
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a display; a memory that stores multiple key frames of a video guide on how to recover from an operating error; an error sensor that detects the operating error; and a display processor that allows the display to display at least one of the multiple key frames as a still frame for a digest along with an operation button for video playback, when the error sensor detects the operating error, the multiple key frames being stored on the memory, and that further allows the display to play back the video guide by serially displaying the multiple key frames, when the operation button is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Komaba, Shinichi Asai, Yu Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10412260
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a display portion; an error sensor that detects an operating error; a recovery sensor that detects the recovery from an operating error; and a display processor that makes the display portion display a notice of an operating error when the error sensor detects the operating error and that makes the display portion display an operation guide for preventing the reoccurrence of the same operating error when the recovery sensor detects the recovery from the operating error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Asai, Kenichi Komaba, Shoko Haba, Yu Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10409538
    Abstract: A web system includes a web client having a web browser, and a web server for providing the web client with a computer program to be executed on the web browser. The web server includes a delivery portion configured to deliver, as the computer program, a predetermined processing program to the web client, the predetermined processing program causing the web client, when the web client starts receiving specific data from the web server, to execute inquiry processing of inquiring of the web server as to a state of transmission of the specific data in the web server, and the predetermined processing program causing the web client to execute predetermined processing after a reply that the transmission is completed is received as the state, and a reply portion configured to, when an inquiry as to the state is sent from the web client, inform the web client of the state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsuda, Yusaku Tanaka, Shinichi Asai, Chohiko Fukuoh, Hiroyuki Ohno
  • Patent number: 10300067
    Abstract: A method for inhibiting androgen activity, including administering an effective amount of a tetrahydropyridopyrimidine compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof to a subject in need thereof, and a method for treating tumor, including administering an effective amount of a tetrahydropyridopyrimidine compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof to a subject in need thereof
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TAIHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Minamiguchi, Shigeo Okajima, Shinichi Aoki, Masanori Asai, Takahiro Asai, Hiroyoshi Yamanaka, Suguru Dohi
  • Patent number: 10027842
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a hardware processor configured to: execute a process according to a received remote operation in response to reception of the remote operation from a master device registered in advance among a plurality of mobile information devices; confirm to a duplicate login device other than an own device among the plurality of image processing devices that the duplicate login device is remotely operated by the master device in a case where a remote operation of instructing connection with a sub device different from the master device is received from the master device; and execute a process according to a remote operation received from the sub device in a case where it is confirmed by a confirmation unit that the duplicate login device is remotely operated by the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shoko Haba, Kenichi Komaba, Shinichi Asai, Hiroki Ueda, Yu Sonoda
  • Patent number: 9900450
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processing portion, a storage portion, and a touch pad. The processing portion is adapted to accept input of a value for a prescribed processing condition for an image forming job. The storage portion is adapted to store the value accepted by the processing portion. The touch pad is adapted to accept a touch operation. The processing portion updates the value stored in the storage portion based on a manner of change in touch position resulting from a second touch operation on the touch pad while a first touch operation in a prescribed region of the touch pad continues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Asai, Jiro Goto, Takashi Oikawa
  • Publication number: 20180007227
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a display; a memory that stores multiple key frames of a video guide on how to recover from an operating error; an error sensor that detects the operating error; and a display processor that allows the display to display at least one of the multiple key frames as a still frame for a digest along with an operation button for video playback, when the error sensor detects the operating error, the multiple key frames being stored on the memory, and that further allows the display to play back the video guide by serially displaying the multiple key frames, when the operation button is pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Komaba, Shinichi Asai, Yukito Sonoda
  • Publication number: 20170366698
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a display portion; an error sensor that detects an operating error; a recovery sensor that detects the recovery from an operating error; and a display processor that makes the display portion display a notice of an operating error when the error sensor detects the operating error and that makes the display portion display an operation guide for preventing the reoccurrence of the same operating error when the recovery sensor detects the recovery from the operating error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi ASAI, Kenichi KOMABA, Shoko HABA, Yu SONODA
  • Publication number: 20170280003
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a hardware processor configured to: execute a process according to a received remote operation in response to reception of the remote operation from a master device registered in advance among a plurality of mobile information devices; confirm to a duplicate login device other than an own device among the plurality of image processing devices that the duplicate login device is remotely operated by the master device in a case where a remote operation of instructing connection with a sub device different from the master device is received from the master device; and execute a process according to a remote operation received from the sub device in a case where it is confirmed by a confirmation unit that the duplicate login device is remotely operated by the master device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shoko HABA, Kenichi KOMABA, Shinichi ASAI, Hiroki UEDA, Yu SONODA
  • Patent number: 9715205
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus remotely operated by an external terminal includes a generation unit that generates a first composite image by combining a first image and a second image such that the second image is displayed within and over the first image, the first image being an operation screen image corresponding to an operation screen of the image forming apparatus, and the second screen being an image of an area including hardware key images corresponding to hardware keys of the image forming apparatus, a transmission unit that transmits first image data that is image data of the first composite image to the external terminal as data for displaying a remote operation image for the image forming apparatus, and a reception unit that receives, from the external terminal, first manual input information on manual input to the first composite image displayed as the remote operation image on the external terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kentaro Nagatani, Takao Kurohata, Junichi Isamikawa, Shinichi Asai, Yusuke Shinosaki
  • Publication number: 20170033993
    Abstract: An apparatus for selectively applying settings for each of items set in a first processing device to a second processing device is provided. The settings for each of the items are indicated in each file, and the file is dividable into sets of separate data having a predetermined size or smaller. The apparatus includes a user interface configured to allow a user to choose target separate data from among the sets of separate data of each of the files; a selection portion configured to set, at selected data, the sets of separate data of a file having the target separate data among the files; and an application processing portion configured to perform application processing for applying the settings to the second processing device by using, among the sets of separate data of each of the files, the sets of separate data set at the selected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Asai, Takashi Sugaya, Hideyuki Matsuda, Yu Sonoda, Shohei Ichiyama
  • Publication number: 20160355908
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy used for a die casting process and a method for casting the aluminum alloy are provided. The aluminum alloy exhibits excellent internal quality, high elongation, and high strength. The aluminum alloy includes 6.0 to 9.0 mass % of Si, 0.4 to 0.8 mass % of Mg, 0.25 to 1.0 mass % of Cu, 0.08 to 0.25 mass % of Fe, 0.6 mass % or less of Mn, 0.2 mass % or less of Ti, and 0.01 mass % or less of one element selected from the group consisting of Sr, Sb, Ca, and Na, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Tomoo YOSHIDA, Shinichi ASAI
  • Publication number: 20160357486
    Abstract: A data providing device includes a transmission unit configured to transmit at least one of a plurality of pieces of data to a terminal device, and a compression unit configured to compress the at least one of the plurality of pieces of data, the data providing device including: a reception unit configured to receive, from the terminal device, specification of one or a plurality of pieces of target data that are transmission targets among the plurality of pieces of data, wherein, in a case where the number of pieces of the one or the plurality of pieces of target data is less than a predetermined number, the transmission unit transmits the target data to the terminal device without the compression unit compressing the target data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu SONODA, Takashi SUGAYA, Shinichi ASAI, Hideyuki MATSUDA
  • Patent number: 9286452
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: a transmitter that transmits user information input by a user, to an authentication server; a receiver that receives an authentication result from the authentication server; a job execution portion that executes a job if the user is successfully identified as an authorized user; a register storage that stores accumulated information including information about the executed job; an information transfer portion that transfers the accumulated information to the authentication server; a detector that detects an event if the authentication server is down; a time settings portion that specifies either “at a predetermined time” or “when log-on is requested”, as the time to check the status of the authentication server; and a status checking portion that: transmits acknowledgment request data to the authentication server at the specified time; and checks the status of the authentication server if acknowledgment data is received from the authentication server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Shinosaki, Shinichi Asai, Takao Kurohata, Kentaro Nagatani, Junichi Isamikawa