Patents by Inventor Takashi Hagiwara

Takashi Hagiwara 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: 20210064326
    Abstract: An audio processing apparatus includes a first input port, a second input port, a first processor that processes an audio signal input to the first input port and that includes a first adjuster which adjusts acoustic characteristics of the audio signal, a second processor that processes an audio signal input to the second input port, and output ports having a first particular output port. In a first operation mode, the first adjuster is set in an effective state and each of an audio signal as processed by the first processor and an audio signal as processed by the second processor is output from one or more of the output ports. In a second operation mode, the first adjuster is set in an ineffective state and an audio signal as processed by the first processor is output from the first particular output port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki Hagiwara, Toru Kitayama, Takashi Ito
  • Patent number: 10935904
    Abstract: When a new development device is mounted, a control unit of an image forming apparatus identifies a development device type. When an identification result corresponds to a first development device containing a first amount of developer, an agitation member operates in a first mode. When the identification result corresponds to a second development device containing a second amount of developer higher than the first amount, the agitation member operates in a second mode. A second operation amount of the agitation member in the second mode is higher than a first operation amount of the agitation member in the first mode. A developer containing chamber of the development device is provided with a discharge opening from which the developer is discharged. The operations in the first and second modes are performed after a sealing member sealing the discharge opening is removed and also before a normal image forming process is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Miura, Takuya Kitamura, Kazunari Hagiwara, Takashi Hiramatsu, Koji An
  • Patent number: 10930106
    Abstract: A coin placement unit is equipped with: a coin spread portion having two perpendicular wall surfaces and a recessed surface comprising a gutter-shaped recessed portion extending in the direction orthogonal to the perpendicular wall surfaces between the two perpendicular wall surfaces; a coin slot portion having a coin slot; and a ridge line portion provided between the coin spread portion and the coin slot portion so as to partition the coin spread portion and the coin slot portion. The coin spread portion, the ridge line portion, and the coin slot portion have the same width and are continuous in the direction toward a depth side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakashima, Natsuki Hagiwara
  • Publication number: 20200354231
    Abstract: Provided is a functional unit for a bathroom that includes a functional component for a bathroom, separated from a water faucet device and fixed to a bathroom wall part; and a reforming unit that is formed integrally with the functional component for a bathroom and that includes a cartridge capable of reforming raw water flowing through a water supply passage from the water faucet device to a water discharge device. The reforming unit includes a casing that houses the cartridge, and the casing is detachably connected to the functional component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Shunji OTA, Kouji NAKATA, Mayuko OUCHI, Yuichiro KOMATSU, Naoya TAMURA, Wakaba HYODO, Shinichi YAGI, Touichirou MATSUURA, Kazuhiro SATO, Takashi HAGIWARA, Shinya SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20200333726
    Abstract: A developer bearing member including: a rotational shaft; and an elastic layer on an outer circumference surface of the rotational shaft, developer being borne on a surface of the elastic layer, wherein the elastic layer is configured such that a load per unit area of a contact portion between one surface of a flat glass plate and the surface of the elastic layer is to be 5.8 N/mm2 or more, in a state that the one surface of the flat glass plate being parallel with an axis direction of the rotational shaft and the one surface of the flat glass plate coming into contact with the surface of the elastic layer with a predetermined penetration level, and wherein a ten-point average roughness Rzjis on the surface of the elastic layer is greater than a volume-average particle diameter of a particle of the developer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Mukai, Takayuki Namiki, Taichi Sato, Yuki Yamamoto, Kazunari Hagiwara, Minoru Nakamura, Takahiro Kawamoto, Yasukazu Ikami
  • Publication number: 20200324984
    Abstract: There is provided a loading support system including a container selection unit configured to select a container, which is suitable for a shape of a load to be loaded on a cargo bed of a collection and delivery vehicle, from a plurality of standardized containers having different shapes, and a loading location determination unit configured to determine a loading location of the container, which is selected by the container selection unit, in the cargo bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei OHTSUKA, Atsushi SAJIKI, Yukio UMEMURA, Takashi NANBU, Hiroki TABATA, Hiroki HAGIWARA, Takeshi SAOTOME
  • Publication number: 20200327484
    Abstract: A sharing system includes a management apparatus connected to a plurality of user terminals, a storage facility terminal provided in a storage facility, and a plurality of relay facility terminals respectively provided in a plurality of relay facilities through a network. The management apparatus includes a usage processing unit configured to perform usage processing of an article. When the usage processing unit receives a usage request, which is transmitted from the user terminal and which includes a usage user and a usage article, the usage processing unit transmits, to the storage facility terminal, a transport instruction to transport the usage article to the relay facility corresponding to the usage user, as the usage processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei OHTSUKA, Atsushi SAJIKI, Yukio UMEMURA, Takashi NANBU, Hiroki TABATA, Hiroki HAGIWARA, Takeshi SAOTOME
  • Publication number: 20200327496
    Abstract: A delivery management system includes: an acceptance unit configured to accept a delivery request including information on a delivery date of a package, from a user, a setting unit configured to set a delivery fee, in which a discount according to the delivery date is applied, for the delivery request; a delivery schedule storage unit configured to store a delivery schedule of each of a plurality of delivery vehicles; and a determination unit configured to determine a delivery vehicle that delivers the package corresponding to the delivery request based on the delivery schedule such that a requirement of the delivery date of the delivery request is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei OHTSUKA, Atsushi SAJIKI, Yukio UMEMURA, Takashi NANBU, Hiroki TABATA, Hiroki HAGIWARA, Takeshi SAOTOME, Masao HITOMI, Yu NISHIKATA, Kousuke MATSUYAMA, Maiko EGUCHI, Seiji KUROKI, Hiroaki KAWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20200327493
    Abstract: A cargo handling place reservation system includes a reception unit configured to receive a reservation application from a user; and a reservation unit configured to reserve a reservation target candidate place as the cargo handling place for the reservation target transportation vehicle. The reservation unit is configured to extract vacant candidate places, which are the candidate places where other reservations are not set in an allocated time slot from the expected arrival time of the reservation target transportation vehicle at the candidate place until a use time allocated to the reservation target transportation vehicle elapses, by referring to a vehicle information storage unit and a candidate place information storage unit, to determine the reservation target candidate place from the extracted vacant candidate places, and to set the reservation in the allocated time slot as the reservation status of the reservation target candidate place in the candidate place information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki TABATA, Atsushi SAJIKI, Yukio UMEMURA, Takashi NANBU, Kohei OHTSUKA, Hiroki HAGIWARA, Takeshi SAOTOME, Masao HITOMI, Yu NISHIKATA, Kousuke MATSUYAMA, Maiko EGUCHI, Seiji KUROKI, Hiroaki KAWAHARA
  • Patent number: 10719113
    Abstract: When an electronic apparatus including a core chip and a hub controller chip is connected to an apparatus on the host side, a USB hub controller in the hub controller chip executes a process on a configuration between the USB hub controller and the apparatus on the host side and sets a limit value of power to be supplied, from a first limit value to a second limit value higher than the first limit value, and a VBUS current controller in the hub controller chip supplies the core chip with a power supply voltage generated based on a supplied power, which allows to maintain a configuration state between the apparatus on the host side and the USB hub controller at a time of starting up or at a time of class switching of the core chip and supply the core chip with the sufficient power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Oyama, Kuniaki Iwano, Masakazu Sato, Soichi Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 10719028
    Abstract: A process cartridge includes a developer carrier including a dielectric portion and a conductive portion on a surface thereof, a regulation member, and an image carrier disposed so as to come into contact with the developer carrier. The developer carrier and the image carrier are rotationally driven such that a surface of the developer carrier and a surface of the image carrier move at linear velocities different from each other at a contact portion, and the developer remaining on the image carrier after the developer image is transferred from the image carrier, is collected by the developer carrier at the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji An, Kazunari Hagiwara, Takuya Kitamura, Takashi Hiramatsu, Jun Miura
  • Patent number: 10675719
    Abstract: Provided herein is a solder material that includes a spherical core that provides space between a joint object and another object to be joined to the joint object and a solder coated layer that has a melting point at which a core layer of the core is not melted. The solder coated layer includes Sn as a main ingredient and 0 to 2 mass % of Ag, and coats the core. The solder coated layer has an average grain diameter of crystal grains of 3 ?m or less, and the solder material has a spherical diameter of 1 to 230 ?m and a sphericity of 0.95 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Kawasaki, Shigeki Kondo, Atsushi Ikeda, Takahiro Roppongi, Takashi Hagiwara, Daisuke Soma, Kaichi Tsuruta, Isamu Sato, Yuji Kawamata
  • Publication number: 20200156192
    Abstract: Provided is a flux that allows soldering to be performed without requiring a step of removing a Cu-OSP film even with a Cu-OSP processed substrate. This flux containing rosin, an organic acid, a benzimidazole-based compound, and a solvent is characterized in that 30% by mass or more and 70% by mass or less of the rosin, 1% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less of the organic acid, 0.2% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less of the benzimidazole-based compound, and 20% by mass or more and 60% by mass or less of the solvent, wherein the benzimidazole-based compound is composed of at least one of 2-alkylbenzimidazole and a salt of 2-alkylbenzimidazole hydrohalide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro Nishizaki, Takashi Hagiwara, Hiroyoshi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10610979
    Abstract: Provided is a flux containing not less than 11.0 degrees and not more than 17.0 of a contact angle between the flux and a resist substrate on which the flux has been printed to have 1.0 mm of a diameter and 0.15 mm of a thickness when heating the resist substrate at 150 degrees C. for 30 seconds and cooling the resist substrate to a room temperature. The flux also contains more than zero seconds and not more than 2.0 seconds of a zero-cross time when heating a Cu plate at 150 degrees C. in a thermostat oven for 12 hours, applying the flux onto the baked Cu plate, and dipping the baked Cu plate onto which the flux is applied into a Sn-3.0Ag-0.5Cu alloy at a dipping speed of 15 mm/sec and by 2.0 mm of a dipped depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Maruko, Atsumi Takahashi, Hiroki Sudo, Hiroyoshi Kawasaki, Takahiro Hattori, Takahiro Roppongi, Daisuke Soma, Takashi Hagiwara, Isamu Sato, Yuji Kawamata
  • Publication number: 20200087558
    Abstract: A heat regenerating material particle according to an embodiment includes a plurality of heat regenerating substance particles having a maximum volume specific heat value of 0.3 J/cm3┬ĚK or more at a temperature of 20 K or lower, and a binder bonding the heat regenerating substance particles, the binder containing water insoluble resin. The heat regenerating material particle has a particle diameter of 500 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yamashita, Takahiro Kawamoto, Tomoko Eguchi, Masaya Hagiwara, Akiko Saito, Takashi Kuboki
  • Patent number: 10591850
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device, a temperature sensor that detects a temperature of an end of the fixing device, and a blower unit that supplies air to the end of the fixing device to cool the end of the fixing device. In addition, a processor circuit is configured to control a cooling level by the blower unit in accordance with the temperature of the end of the fixing device detected by the temperature sensor, to predict, based on a parameter depending on the cooling level, a discharge amount of ultra fine particles that are discharged from the image forming apparatus, and to control an image forming operation by the image forming apparatus such that the discharge amount of ultra fine particles is reduced in accordance with the discharge amount predicted by the processor circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hagiwara, Takashi Yano, Tetsuya Sano, Noriaki Sato
  • Patent number: 10590307
    Abstract: A waterproof sheet comprising a rubber base and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer of silicone resin or gel thereon is applicable to the boundary between an outdoor tank and a concrete pedestal. The waterproof sheet maintains waterproofness over a long period of time and is in long-term service without degradation of physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nakajima, Takashi Hagiwara, Hisaharu Yamaguchi, Masahiro Yoda, Mitsuru Tomaru
  • Publication number: 20200072974
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a distance measuring apparatus, a distance measuring method, and a program that enable accurate measurement of the distance to a target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: TAKAHIRO OKADA, TAKAHIRO MIYAZAKI, TAKASHI HAGIWARA
  • Publication number: 20200058183
    Abstract: A coin placement unit is equipped with: a coin spread portion having two perpendicular wall surfaces and a recessed surface comprising a gutter-shaped recessed portion extending in the direction orthogonal to the perpendicular wall surfaces between the two perpendicular wall surfaces; a coin slot portion having a coin slot; and a ridge line portion provided between the coin spread portion and the coin slot portion so as to partition the coin spread portion and the coin slot portion. The coin spread portion, the ridge line portion, and the coin slot portion have the same width and are continuous in the direction toward a depth side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi NAKASHIMA, Natsuki HAGIWARA
  • Publication number: 20200050126
    Abstract: A process cartridge includes a developer carrier including a dielectric portion and a conductive portion on a surface thereof, a regulation member, and an image carrier disposed so as to come into contact with the developer carrier. The developer carrier and the image carrier are rotationally driven such that a surface of the developer carrier and a surface of the image carrier move at linear velocities different from each other at a contact portion, and the developer remaining on the image carrier after the developer image is transferred from the image carrier, is collected by the developer carrier at the contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Koji An, Kazunari Hagiwara, Takuya Kitamura, Takashi Hiramatsu, Jun Miura