Patents by Inventor Susumu Kurihara

Susumu Kurihara 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: 20200072495
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus includes a housing having an air inlet and an air outlet, a fan disposed in the housing, and a bell mouth through which a fluid flowing from the air inlet to the air outlet passes in association with rotation of the fan. The bell mouth includes curved part having a curved sectional shape in a fluid flow direction and a vibration-damping element disposed on at least one of a front surface and a rear surface of the curved part. The vibration-damping element is disposed at a position corresponding to a node of vibration of the bell mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Susumu FUJIWARA, Kazuki ISOMURA, Masahiko TAKAGI, Makoto KURIHARA
  • Patent number: 10569076
    Abstract: A fluid control device includes a piezoelectric pump, an inhaler, and a valve. The piezoelectric pump has a gas suction hole and a gas discharge hole. The inhaler has a container, an inhalation port, and a connection hole. The valve has a first ventilation hole, a second ventilation hole, a third ventilation hole, a first valve housing, a second valve housing, and a valve body. The first ventilation hole of the valve is connected to the connection hole of the inhaler. The second ventilation hole of the valve is connected to the suction hole of the piezoelectric pump. The third ventilation hole of the valve is opened to the atmosphere. The valve body is held between the first valve housing and the second valve housing, and configures a first region and a second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kurihara, Susumu Takeuchi, Hiroaki Wada
  • Publication number: 20190275218
    Abstract: A suction discharge unit of a suction discharge device includes a first unit and a second unit. The second unit controls the pressure inside the first unit. The first unit includes a storage chamber and a water sealing chamber. The water sealing chamber includes a first chamber communicating with the storage chamber, and a second chamber is sealed from the first chamber by sealing water. A negative pressure control unit is disposed in the second chamber. The negative pressure control unit includes a liquid retaining part retaining a liquid, a control member including control holes, and a support tube supporting the control member. The negative pressure control unit controls the pressure of the first chamber by causing gas to flow from the second chamber into the first chamber via the control holes and the liquid based on the pressure of the second chamber and the pressure of the first chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi KURIHARA, Susumu TAKEUCHI, Kenichiro KAWAMURA, Hiroaki WADA
  • Patent number: 10350337
    Abstract: A fluid control device includes a piezoelectric pump, a suction unit, and a valve. The piezoelectric pump has a suction hole for a gas and a discharge hole for the gas. The suction unit includes a container, a suction port, and a connection hole. The valve includes a first ventilation hole, a second ventilation hole, a third ventilation hole, a first valve housing, a second valve housing, and a diaphragm. The first ventilation hole of the valve is connected to the connection hole of the suction unit. The second ventilation hole of the valve is connected to the suction hole of the piezoelectric pump. The third ventilation hole of the valve is opened under atmospheric pressure. The diaphragm is clamped between the first valve housing and the second valve housing and forms a first region and a second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kurihara, Susumu Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9507553
    Abstract: The image forming control apparatus is provided with: a receiving section that receives a print job including image data and job setting data; a control section that parses the print job inputted by the receiving section from an external section and controls the image forming section to implement the image forming operation based on the job setting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Susumu Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20140293351
    Abstract: The image forming control apparatus is provided with: a receiving section that receives a print job including image data and job setting data; a control section that parses the print job inputted by the receiving section from an external section and controls the image forming section to implement the image forming operation based on the job setting data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Susumu Kurihara
  • Patent number: 8848225
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus for outputting a plurality of sets of output units, the output unit composed of a plurality of pages with a determined order being one set, includes an image forming unit for successively forming images corresponding to the respective pages on sheets, a control unit for performing an arithmetic processing of an image eigenvalue for each output unit, a first storage storing the result of the arithmetic processing performed for one specific set of output unit, and a second storage storing the result of the arithmetic processing performed for the nth set of output unit, wherein the control unit determines whether or not the images are normally formed on the sheets for the nth set of output unit based on a comparison result between the result of the arithmetic processing stored in the first storage and that of the arithmetic processing stored in the second storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Susumu Kurihara
  • Patent number: 8842316
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a first image forming apparatus located upstream and a second image forming apparatus located downstream in a sheet conveying direction to perform a both-side printing operation. The system further includes a control section for judging whether a predetermined processing step serving as a judgment criterion has been completed with respect to an image to be formed on a subsequent sheet in each of the apparatuses, and for performing a control to start image forming operation on the subsequent sheet when judging that the predetermined processing step has been completed, and a processing step serving as the judgment criterion for the image to be formed in the second image forming apparatus is located in a step prior to a processing step serving as the judgment criterion for the image to be formed in the first image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Susumu Kurihara
  • Patent number: 8724124
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that sets an output unit configured by a plurality of pages of which the order is determined as one copy and outputs the a plurality of copies of output units as a JOB includes an image forming unit that sequentially forms images corresponding to the plurality of pages on a plurality of sheets, a control unit that performs a calculation process of image eigenvalues based on the images for each of output units, a first storage unit storing a result of the calculation process performed for a reference copy of the output unit that is a specific one copy out of the plurality of copies of the output units, and a second storage unit storing a result of the calculation process performed for a copy of the output unit other than the reference copy out of the plurality of copies of the output units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaru Ohtsuka, Susumu Kurihara
  • Patent number: 8502992
    Abstract: An image forming system, comprises: an image formation unit for forming an image on a paper; a first paper ejection unit for receiving the paper; a second paper ejection unit for receiving the paper as a sample paper in a state that the sample paper is visually checked when sample paper ejection is performed; a first control section for controlling a switching section to eject the sample paper by switching a paper sending destination from the first paper ejection unit to the second paper ejection unit at a time of the sample paper ejection; a second control section for controlling a display section to display thumbnail images; and wherein the first control section performs the sample paper ejection using the image for sample paper ejection selected by a selecting section for selecting the image for sample paper ejection from the thumbnail images displayed in the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Susumu Kurihara
  • Patent number: 8363272
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming system, in which the printer controller is capable of performing the re-RIP (Regeneration Raster Image Processing) in conformity with the revised page order accepted from the image forming apparatus. When determining that the re-RIP is necessary, the image forming apparatus transmits a regeneration request including revised page order information, changed from the original page order, to the printer controller. Receiving the regeneration request, the printer controller reapplies the rasterization processing to the print data while using the data stored in advance in the storage section, to regenerate the revised image data corresponding to the page information, and then, transmits the revised image data to the image forming apparatus. Receiving the revised image data regenerated in response to the regeneration request, from the printer controller, the image forming apparatus employs the revised image data for performing the image forming operation in regard to the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Susumu Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20130021650
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that sets an output unit configured by a plurality of pages of which the order is determined as one copy and outputs the a plurality of copies of output units as a JOB includes an image forming unit that sequentially forms images corresponding to the plurality of pages on a plurality of sheets, a control unit that performs a calculation process of image eigenvalues based on the images for each of output units, a first storage unit storing a result of the calculation process performed for a reference copy of the output unit that is a specific one copy out of the plurality of copies of the output units, and a second storage unit storing a result of the calculation process performed for a copy of the output unit other than the reference copy out of the plurality of copies of the output units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Masaru Ohtsuka, Susumu Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20120314253
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus for outputting a plurality of sets of output units, the output unit composed of a plurality of pages with a determined order being one set, includes an image forming unit for successively forming images corresponding to the respective pages on sheets, a control unit for performing an arithmetic processing of an image eigenvalue for each output unit, a first storage storing the result of the arithmetic processing performed for one specific set of output unit, and a second storage storing the result of the arithmetic processing performed for the nth set of output unit, wherein the control unit determines whether or not the images are normally formed on the sheets for the nth set of output unit based on a comparison result between the result of the arithmetic processing stored in the first storage and that of the arithmetic processing stored in the second storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Susumu KURIHARA
  • Publication number: 20120099151
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a first image forming apparatus located upstream and a second image forming apparatus located downstream in a sheet conveying direction to perform a both-side printing operation. The system further includes a control section for judging whether a predetermined processing step serving as a judgment criterion has been completed with respect to an image to be formed on a subsequent sheet in each of the apparatuses, and for performing a control to start image forming operation on the subsequent sheet when judging that the predetermined processing step has been completed, and a processing step serving as the judgment criterion for the image to be formed in the second image forming apparatus is located in a step prior to a processing step serving as the judgment criterion for the image to be formed in the first image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Susumu KURIHARA
  • Patent number: 8050587
    Abstract: There is described an image forming apparatus that performs an image forming operation in a N-up printing mode based on a print job. The apparatus includes an image forming section; an operating section to designate the N-up printing mode, and to set an arranging method in the N-up printing mode; and a controlling section to apply image processing to the image data of the plural pages, so that the plural images are arranged onto the single paper sheet according to the arranging method set by the operating section. When implementing the image forming operation in the N-up printing mode, the controlling section groups the plural pages into plural groups, each of which includes specific pages fulfilling a same condition in respect to the image forming operation, and then, aligns the specific pages on a same line among plural lines extended along a conveying direction of the paper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Susumu Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20110194128
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, including: an image forming unit to perform an image formation on paper; a storage unit to store a printing rate coefficient corresponding to one of printing rate levels, the printing rate levels being a plurality of levels into which a printing rate is divided, the printing rate coefficient being stored for each of the printing rate levels; a coefficient changing operation section for changing a printing rate coefficient for each of the printing rate levels; and a control unit to calculate a printing rate on each page of the paper on which the image formation is performed, to read a printing rate coefficient, corresponding to one of the printing rate levels to which the calculated printing rate belongs, from the storage unit, and to add up the read printing rate coefficient as a count coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: KONICA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Susumu KURIHARA, Masaru OHTSUKA, Hiroshi FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20100097625
    Abstract: An image forming system, comprises: an image formation unit for forming an image on a paper; a first paper ejection unit for receiving the paper; a second paper ejection unit for receiving the paper as a sample paper in a state that the sample paper is visually checked when sample paper ejection is performed; a first control section for controlling a switching section to eject the sample paper by switching a paper sending destination from the first paper ejection unit to the second paper ejection unit at a time of the sample paper ejection; a second control section for controlling a display section to display thumbnail images; and wherein the first control section performs the sample paper ejection using the image for sample paper ejection selected by a selecting section for selecting the image for sample paper ejection from the thumbnail images displayed in the display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Susumu KURIHARA
  • Publication number: 20090316171
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming system, in which the printer controller is capable of performing the re-RIP (Regeneration Raster Image Processing) in conformity with the revised page order accepted from the image forming apparatus. When determining that the re-RIP is necessary, the image forming apparatus transmits a regeneration request including revised page order information, changed from the original page order, to the printer controller. Receiving the regeneration request, the printer controller reapplies the rasterization processing to the print data while using the data stored in advance in the storage section, to regenerate the revised image data corresponding to the page information, and then, transmits the revised image data to the image forming apparatus. Receiving the revised image data regenerated in response to the regeneration request, from the printer controller, the image forming apparatus employs the revised image data for performing the image forming operation in regard to the print job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Susumu KURIHARA
  • Publication number: 20090129805
    Abstract: There is described an image forming apparatus that performs an image forming operation in a N-up printing mode based on a print job. The apparatus includes an image forming section; an operating section to designate the N-up printing mode, and to set an arranging method in the N-up printing mode; and a controlling section to apply image processing to the image data of the plural pages, so that the plural images are arranged onto the single paper sheet according to the arranging method set by the operating section. When implementing the image forming operation in the N-up printing mode, the controlling section groups the plural pages into plural groups, each of which includes specific pages fulfilling a same condition in respect to the image forming operation, and then, aligns the specific pages on a same line among plural lines extended along a conveying direction of the paper sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Susumu Kurihara
  • Patent number: 7079781
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a recording-media supplying tray for storing a recording medium; a print section for printing an image on the recording medium; a storing section for storing an adjustment value for a printing of the image in the print section related to a type of the recording medium or the recording-media supplying tray for each of two sides of the recording medium; and a control section for controlling the print section so that the printing of the image is adjusted for each of the two sides depending on the adjustment value for each of the two sides, which is stored in the storing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chikatsu Suzuki, Kenichi Ozawa, Susumu Kurihara