Patents by Inventor Shoichi Maeda

Shoichi Maeda 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).

  • Publication number: 20210300700
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes a sheet stacking unit, a long sheet stacking unit, a first guide, a first detector, and a closing unit. The sheet stacking unit is movable up and down. Sheets are stacked on the sheet stacking unit. The long sheet stacking unit is detachably mounted on the sheet stacking unit. Long sheets are stacked on the long sheet stacking unit. The first guide is movable along a feeding direction through a groove. The first guide is deformable into a shape that does not interfere with the long sheet stacking unit. The first guide guides a rear end portion of the sheets in the feeding direction. The first detector is provided in the first guide. The first detector detects the sheets stacked on the sheet stacking unit. The closing unit is detachably attached to the groove in the sheet stacking unit. The closing unit closes the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM BUSINESS INNOVATION CORP.
    Inventors: Masashi IKEDA, Shoichi MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20210229941
    Abstract: A sheet transport device includes a processor configured to change lifting control for lifting sheets on a tray, which are to be floated up and handed over, from normal state control to small-quantity state control in a case where it is detected that the remaining number of sheets on the tray is small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi ARAKI, Shoichi MAEDA, Kiyoshi WATANABE, Yoshiyuki KITAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20210061596
    Abstract: A sheet accommodating apparatus includes a main body portion, a loading portion that is provided in the main body portion and supports a portion of a sheet loaded thereon from below, a lifting unit that lifts the loading portion, and a supporting portion that is connected to the main body portion and supports another portion of the sheet from below during a process in which the loading portion is lifted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki KIMURA, Kiyoshi WATANABE, Shoichi MAEDA, Masashi IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20210061594
    Abstract: A sheet accommodating apparatus includes a loading portion onto which a sheet is loaded, a lifting and lowering unit that lifts and lowers the loading portion, a raising portion that raises a sheet loading surface with respect to a lowermost lowering position of the loading portion and above which a portion of the sheet is loaded, and an extension portion that extends to a position outward of the loading portion from the raising portion side as seen in plan view and supports another portion of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki KIMURA, Kiyoshi WATANABE, Shoichi MAEDA, Masashi IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20210061592
    Abstract: A sheet container includes a housing, a stacking part provided in the housing so that recording sheets are stacked on the stacking part, a contact part to be brought into contact with edges of the recording sheets in a length direction on the stacking part in an attached state in which the contact part is attached into the housing, a connection member connected to the stacking part or the housing and having an extension part longer than the stacking part in the length direction, and a retreater that retreats the contact part in the attached state from the extension part with the connection member connected to the stacking part or the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi IKEDA, Masahito NIWA, Shoichi MAEDA, Kiyoshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200142340
    Abstract: A sheet transport device includes: a first transport roller that transports a sheet and that has two first nip parts, which are spaced apart in a sheet width direction and nip portions of the sheet; a second transport roller that transports the sheet, that is disposed upstream of the first transport roller in a sheet transport direction, that has a second nip part, which nips a portion of the sheet at a position different from at least one of the first nip parts in the width direction, and that stops exerting a force that transports the sheet when the sheet has been transferred to the first transport roller; and two tension-applying parts that are provided on the first transport roller, on the outer side of the two first nip parts in the width direction, and that apply, to the sheet, tension pulling the sheet outward in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi MAEDA, Keisuke MATSUZAWA, Yusuke ITOZAKI
  • Patent number: 10001049
    Abstract: A heat insulator includes a first covering part and a second covering part. The first covering part is configured to cover a bent part formed in an exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine. The first covering part has a plurality of slits extending in a circumferential direction of the exhaust pipe. The plurality of slits are arranged with a given space from each other in a direction in which the exhaust pipe extends such that a plate part between slits is present between the plurality of slits. The second covering part covers the other part of the exhaust pipe than the bent part. At least a part of the second covering part is bonded to the exhaust pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Tomihisa Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Shimogasa, Shoichi Maeda
  • Patent number: 9444960
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sheet accommodating portion that is attachable to and removable from an apparatus body and that is capable of accommodating a sheet therein; a detecting part that detects the presence/absence of a sheet in the sheet accommodating portion; a fixing part that fixes the status of detection by the detecting part to a sheet absent state when the sheet accommodating portion is not attached to the apparatus body; an informing part that informs a user of the status of the apparatus; and a control part that causes the informing part to inform the user of the possibility of a sheet left in the apparatus when the status of detection by the detecting part changes from a sheet present state to the sheet absent state during standby when printing is not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Maeda, Takuya Mori, Yusuke Itozaki
  • Publication number: 20160258336
    Abstract: A heat insulator includes a first covering part and a second covering part. The first covering part is configured to cover a bent part formed in an exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine. The first covering part has a plurality of slits extending in a circumferential direction of the exhaust pipe. The plurality of slits are arranged with a given space from each other in a direction in which the exhaust pipe extends such that a plate part between slits is present between the plurality of slits. The second covering part covers the other part of the exhaust pipe than the bent part. At least a part of the second covering part is bonded to the exhaust pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Tomihisa TSUCHIYA, Hiroshi Shimogasa, Shoichi Maeda
  • Publication number: 20160142572
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sheet accommodating portion that is attachable to and removable from an apparatus body and that is capable of accommodating a sheet therein; a detecting part that detects the presence/absence of a sheet in the sheet accommodating portion; a fixing part that fixes the status of detection by the detecting part to a sheet absent state when the sheet accommodating portion is not attached to the apparatus body; an informing part that informs a user of the status of the apparatus; and a control part that causes the informing part to inform the user of the possibility of a sheet left in the apparatus when the status of detection by the detecting part changes from a sheet present state to the sheet absent state during standby when printing is not performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi MAEDA, Takuya MORI, Yusuke ITOZAKI
  • Patent number: 8875504
    Abstract: A mixing device includes: a cylindrical portion having a blade provided inside thereof for mixing exhaust gas that flows inside of an exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine, with an additive sprayed into the exhaust pipe by an adding valve; a flange having an insertion hole, into which the cylindrical portion is inserted, and extending outward in a radial direction of the cylindrical portion from an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion; and a plurality of supporting portions that are provided on the flange and that support the cylindrical portion, wherein each of the supporting portions includes an extending piece that extends in a circumferential direction of the cylindrical portion from a base end portion connected to the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Tomihisa Tsuchiya, Shoichi Maeda
  • Publication number: 20130205758
    Abstract: A mixing device includes: a cylindrical portion having a blade provided inside thereof for mixing exhaust gas that flows inside of an exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine, with an additive sprayed into the exhaust pipe by an adding valve; a flange having an insertion hole, into which the cylindrical portion is inserted, and extending outward in a radial direction of the cylindrical portion from an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion; and a plurality of supporting portions that are provided on the flange and that support the cylindrical portion, wherein each of the supporting portions includes an extending piece that extends in a circumferential direction of the cylindrical portion from a base end portion connected to the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Tomihisa TSUCHIYA, Shoichi MAEDA
  • Patent number: 7417372
    Abstract: An organic EL device having a large effective area with improved uniformity in luminescent brightness. A transparent first electrode, an organic EL layer, a second electrode, and a protective film are formed on a glass substrate. A conductive film is formed insulated from the second electrode. The conductive film, which covers the second electrode, is connected to opposite ends of the first electrode. One of the ends of the first electrode includes a connection terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Shoichi Maeda, Mitsuharu Muta
  • Publication number: 20050023965
    Abstract: A thin organic EL device having improved heat radiation characteristics. A transparent electrode, an organic EL layer, and a metal second electrode are sequentially superimposed on a glass substrate. A plurality of projections extend from the upper surface of the second electrode. A protective film protecting the organic EL layer from oxygen and moisture is in close contact with the second electrode. A conductive film, which is insulated from the second electrode, includes a first end portion and a second end portion connected to the first electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: Shoichi Maeda, STEVEN MEYER, ARNOLD RADY, JOSEPH CALVARUSO
  • Publication number: 20050023970
    Abstract: An organic EL device having a large effective area with improved uniformity in luminescent brightness. A transparent first electrode, an organic EL layer, a second electrode, and a protective film are formed on a glass substrate. A conductive film is formed insulated from the second electrode. The conductive film, which covers the second electrode, is connected to opposite ends of the first electrode. One of the ends of the first electrode includes a connection terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: Shoichi Maeda, Mitsuharu Muta
  • Patent number: 6472845
    Abstract: An inverter (23) generates a composite current comprising an electrical current for a first rotor (4) and an electrical current for a second rotor (3). A microprocessor (22) controls the inverter (23) so that the average value of the composite current is smaller than the sum of the average values of the respective currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuusuke Minagawa, Hisayuki Furuse, Minoru Arimitsu, Shoichi Maeda, Masaki Nakano
  • Patent number: 6384567
    Abstract: A motor/generator (20) is provided with plural groups of coils (6), and inverters (30) supplying a polyphase AC current converted from a DC current to each group of coils (6) in response to pulse width modulation signals output by a microprocessor (25, 35). The microprocessor (25, 35) is programmed to prevent increases in high frequency components in the polyphase AC current by controlling a specific inverter (30) to stop supplying the polyphase AC current (S20), when a load on the motor/generator is smaller than a reference load (S12). As a result, energy conversion efficiency of the motor/generator at low loads is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoichi Maeda
  • Publication number: 20020033689
    Abstract: An inverter (23) generates a composite current comprising an electrical current for a first rotor (4) and an electrical current for a second rotor (3). A microprocessor (22) controls the inverter (23) so that the average value of the composite current is smaller than the sum of the average values of the respective currents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuusuke Minagawa, Hisayuki Furuse, Minoru Arimitsu, Shoichi Maeda, Masaki Nakano
  • Patent number: 5467458
    Abstract: An optical character reader is provided, which comprises an input for allowing a plurality of commends to be input; a reading device for reading recorded data; a memory having a first region for storing read date, a second region for storing character data corresponding to the read data, and a third region for storing the character dates an output device for supplying at least one of the character data stored in the second region of the memory and the character data stored in the third region of the memory to the information processing device; and a data processor, when a memory command is input from the input, which stores the read data in the first region of the memory, converts the read data which is stored in the first region of the memory into character data, and stores the character data in the second region of the memory, and when a read command is input from the input, which transfers the character data stored in the second region of the memory to the third region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsunori Takeda, Shinsuke Otsuka, Yoshiharu Takahashi, Hiroo Katsura, Kazuhiko Takata, Shoichi Maeda, Takafumi Nagato
  • Patent number: 4476093
    Abstract: A method for preparing a sample for use in endotoxin test which comprises subjecting a sample of plasma or blood preparation to a contact with water-insoluble anti human .alpha..sub.2 -macroglobulin antibody and to a gel filtration by means of a gel of allyl dextran crosslinked with N,N'-methylenebis acrylamide or a gel of polyvinyl alcohol having many hydrophilic hydroxyl groups, and recovering the maximum molecular weight fraction.A kit for preparing a sample for use in the endotoxin test consisting of a set of a sample-developing column prepared by packing a water-insoluble anti-human .alpha..sub.2 -macroglobulin antibody and a gel of allyl dextran crosslinked with N,N'-methylenebis acrylamide or a gel of polyvinyl alcohol having many hydrophilic hydroxyl groups, both equilibrated with a buffer solution of pH 7.0-7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1984
    Assignee: The Green Cross Corporation
    Inventors: Ryozo Watanabe, Keiichi Kawasumi, Shoichi Maeda, Takashi Shoji