Patents by Inventor Shunsuke Ishii

Shunsuke Ishii 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: 11914320
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, for forming an image with a fixing unit that fixes a toner image to a recording material and with a first transport path, includes: a first guide unit that guides one side of a recording material discharged from the fixing unit and transported through the first transport path; a second guide unit that guides the other side of the recording material transported thorough the first transport path; a blowing part through which gas is sent to the one side of the recording material transported through the first transport path; and a gas guiding part that faces the second guide unit with the first transport path interposed between the gas guiding part and the second guide unit and that guides, in a direction away from the first transport path, gas that is sent from the blowing part and whose traveling direction is changed by a recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kazunari Ishii, Koji Yoshitsugu, Yuta Shimatate, Shunsuke Yamasaki, Naoki Sambe, Yasuhisa Gonda
  • Patent number: 11892797
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, having a main housing, a first photosensitive drum, a second photosensitive drum, a first developing device to supply toner to the first photosensitive drum, a second developing device to supply toner to the second photosensitive drum, a first reloading device to reload the first developing device with the toner, and a second reloading device to reload the second developing device with the toner, is provided. The first reloading device has a first reloading port, which accepts the toner for reloading the first developing device. The first reloading port is openable to an outside of the main housing. The second reloading device has a second reloading port, which accepts the toner for reloading the second developing device. The second reloading port is openable to the outside of the main housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasutada Kato, Shunsuke Ishii, Masatoshi Shiraki, Shougo Sato
  • Publication number: 20230408966
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a main casing; a first cover; a drum cartridge; and a toner cartridge. The main casing has a first opening. The first cover is movable between: a first closed position in which the first cover closes the first opening; and a first open position in which the first opening is opened. The drum cartridge includes a photosensitive drum. The drum cartridge is attachable to and detachable from the main casing through the first opening in a state where the first cover is in the first open position. The toner cartridge is configured to accommodate toner therein. The toner cartridge is attachable to and detachable from the drum cartridge. The first cover has a second opening smaller than the first opening. The second opening allows the toner cartridge to pass therethrough but does not allow the drum cartridge to pass therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shougo SATO, Miho ISHIDA, Enao YAMADA, Shunsuke ISHII
  • Publication number: 20230259068
    Abstract: An image forming device is provided with a housing formed with an opening, a cover configured to move between a closing position and an opening position, and a plurality of process cartridges including a first process cartridge and a second process cartridge. The first and second process cartridges respectively include first and second photosensitive drums configured to rotate about first and second drum axes both extending in a first direction. The first and second developing devices are configured to supply toner to the first and second photosensitive drums, respectively. The first and second supplying devices are formed with first and second supply ports through which the toner to be supplied to the first and second developing devices are provided, respectively. Both the first and second supplying ports are opened to outside the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Shougo SATO, Kazuna TAGUCHI, Shunsuke ISHII
  • Patent number: 11669042
    Abstract: An image forming device is provided with a housing formed with an opening, a cover configured to move between a closing position and an opening position, and a plurality of process cartridges including a first process cartridge and a second process cartridge. The first and second process cartridges respectively include first and second photosensitive drums configured to rotate about first and second drum axes both extending in a first direction. The first and second developing devices are configured to supply toner to the first and second photosensitive drums, respectively. The first and second supplying devices are formed with first and second supply ports through which the toner to be supplied to the first and second developing devices are provided, respectively. Both the first and second supplying ports are opened to outside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shougo Sato, Kazuna Taguchi, Shunsuke Ishii
  • Publication number: 20230004119
    Abstract: A printing apparatus, having a main housing, a first photosensitive drum, a second photosensitive drum, a first developing device to supply toner to the first photosensitive drum, a second developing device to supply toner to the second photosensitive drum, a first reloading device to reload the first developing device with the toner, and a second reloading device to reload the second developing device with the toner, is provided. The first reloading device has a first reloading port, which accepts the toner for reloading the first developing device. The first reloading port is openable to an outside of the main housing. The second reloading device has a second reloading port, which accepts the toner for reloading the second developing device. The second reloading port is openable to the outside of the main housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Yasutada KATO, Shunsuke ISHII, Masatoshi SHIRAKI, Shougo SATO
  • Publication number: 20230004118
    Abstract: An image forming device is provided with a housing formed with an opening, a cover configured to move between a closing position and an opening position, and a plurality of process cartridges including a first process cartridge and a second process cartridge. The first and second process cartridges respectively include first and second photosensitive drums configured to rotate about first and second drum axes both extending in a first direction. The first and second developing devices are configured to supply toner to the first and second photosensitive drums, respectively. The first and second supplying devices are formed with first and second supply ports through which the toner to be supplied to the first and second developing devices are provided, respectively. Both the first and second supplying ports are opened to outside the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Shougo SATO, Kazuna TAGUCHI, Shunsuke ISHII
  • Patent number: 11526815
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a technology enabling accurate recognition of an occupancy status of each seat, while reducing entire system cost. [Solution] A server device 20 (information processing device) includes: a vacant seat information creation unit 210 configured to create vacant seat information indicating a vacant seat in a seat space, by processing an image received from an imaging means for capturing an image of the seat space; a seat selection unit 220 for performing a process of selecting a seat to be used by a customer, by the use of the vacant seat information and in collaboration with a POS (Point of Sale) device (shop terminal 30) for handling payment for an item; and a seat information output unit 230 for outputting information indicating the selected seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunsuke Ishii
  • Patent number: 11301873
    Abstract: There is disclosed an information processing system for effectively using information indicating the state of a store visitor at the time of a visit. The system includes a recognizer that recognizes a store visitor and a transporter at the time of a visit by analyzing video information captured by an outside-the-store camera provided outside a store. The system also includes a determiner that determines a moving range of each store visitor recognized by the recognizer. Furthermore, the system includes a deriving unit that derives a trading area of the store based on a determination result of the determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Kinoshita, Shunsuke Ishii
  • Patent number: 11231659
    Abstract: In response to determining that image forming in a color mode is performed on a first sheet and then image forming in a monochrome mode is successively performed on the second sheet, perform charging bias reduction processing gradually reducing a charging bias from first to second charging bias and developing bias reduction processing of gradually reducing a developing bias from first to second developing bias during a first inter-sheet period after the first sheet passes a first photosensitive drum and before the second sheet reaches the first photosensitive drum, and perform separation processing such that an execution period of the separation processing overlaps at least one of an execution period of the charging bias reduction processing and an execution period of the developing bias reduction processing, the separation processing being processing of controlling a moving mechanism to move a first developing roller from a contact position to a separation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junya Sumida, Shunsuke Ishii, Toshio Furukawa, Toshiyuki Sano, Shintaro Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20210302857
    Abstract: In response to determining that image forming in a color mode is performed on a first sheet and then image forming in a monochrome mode is successively performed on the second sheet, perform charging bias reduction processing gradually reducing a charging bias from first to second charging bias and developing bias reduction processing of gradually reducing a developing bias from first to second developing bias during a first inter-sheet period after the first sheet passes a first photosensitive drum and before the second sheet reaches the first photosensitive drum, and perform separation processing such that an execution period of the separation processing overlaps at least one of an execution period of the charging bias reduction processing and an execution period of the developing bias reduction processing, the separation processing being processing of controlling a moving mechanism to move a first developing roller from a contact position to a separation position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Junya SUMIDA, Shunsuke ISHII, Toshio FURUKAWA, Toshiyuki SANO, Shintaro SAKAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10911706
    Abstract: Shading correction is realized without sacrificing a noise characteristic and a sensitivity characteristic. A solid-state imaging element includes a plurality of pixels that are arranged two-dimensionally and each outputs analog voltage proportional to electron produced by photodiode and an AD conversion section that convert analog voltages output from the pixels into digital signals. First and second pixels included in the plurality of pixels differ in conversion efficiency with which a unit quantity of electrons output from the photodiodes are converted into the analog voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunsuke Ishii
  • Patent number: 10646533
    Abstract: An absorption enhancer for polyphenol containing at least one kind of extract selected from the group consisting of an extract from Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad., an extract from Acacia concinna, an extract from Sanicula europaea, an extract from Bupleurum rotundifolium, and a seed extract from Camellia sinensis, as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro Onishi, Shunsuke Ishii, Kojiro Hashizume
  • Publication number: 20190385176
    Abstract: An effective service is decided for a store visitor. There is provided an information processing apparatus including a store visitor information generator and a service decider. The store visitor information generator generates store visitor information of a store visitor who visits a store by analyzing a video acquired from at least one image capturer that captures an outside of the store. The service decider decides, based on the store visitor information generated by the store visitor information generator, a service to be provided to the store visitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KINOSHITA, Shunsuke ISHII
  • Publication number: 20190347914
    Abstract: There is disclosed an information processing apparatus for effectively using information indicating the state of a store visitor at the time of a visit. This information processing apparatus includes a first analyzer that analyzes first video information captured by an outside-the-store camera for capturing an outside of a store to recognize a store visitor at the time of a visit, a second analyzer that analyzes second video information captured by the outside-the-store camera to recognize a situation outside the store after the store visitor visits the store, and a comparator that compares an analysis result of the first analyzer with an analysis result of the second analyzer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KINOSHITA, Shunsuke ISHII
  • Publication number: 20190347671
    Abstract: There is disclosed an information processing system for effectively using information indicating the state of a store visitor at the time of a visit. The system includes a recognizer that recognizes a store visitor and a transporter at the time of a visit by analyzing video information captured by an outside-the-store camera provided outside a store. The system also includes a determiner that determines a moving range of each store visitor recognized by the recognizer. Furthermore, the system includes a deriving unit that derives a trading area of the store based on a determination result of the determiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KINOSHITA, Shunsuke ISHII
  • Publication number: 20190222791
    Abstract: Shading correction is realized without sacrificing a noise characteristic and a sensitivity characteristic. A solid-state imaging element includes a plurality of pixels that are arranged two-dimensionally and each outputs analog voltage proportional to electron produced by photodiode and an AD conversion section that convert analog voltages output from the pixels into digital signals. First and second pixels included in the plurality of pixels differ in conversion efficiency with which a unit quantity of electrons output from the photodiodes are converted into the analog voltages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: SHUNSUKE ISHII
  • Publication number: 20190057325
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a technology enabling accurate recognition of an occupancy status of each seat, while reducing entire system cost. [Solution] A server device 20 (information processing device) includes: a vacant seat information creation unit 210 configured to create vacant seat information indicating a vacant seat in a seat space, by processing an image received from an imaging means for capturing an image of the seat space; a seat selection unit 220 for performing a process of selecting a seat to be used by a customer, by the use of the vacant seat information and in collaboration with a POS (Point of Sale) device (shop terminal 30) for handling payment for an item; and a seat information output unit 230 for outputting information indicating the selected seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Shunsuke ISHII
  • Publication number: 20180369313
    Abstract: An absorption enhancer for polyphenol containing at least one kind of extract selected from the group consisting of an extract from Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad., an extract from Acacia concinna, an extract from Sanicula europaea, an extract from Bupleurum rotundifolium, and a seed extract from Camellia sinensis, as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro ONISHI, Shunsuke ISHII, Kojiro HASHIZUME
  • Patent number: 9786579
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging device including a semiconductor having a light-receiving portion that performs photoelectric conversion of incident light, electrically conductive wirings, and a contact group including contacts that have different sizes and connect the semiconductor and the electrically conductive wirings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke Ishii, Satoshi Keino, Tomohiro Wada