Patents by Inventor Tatsuo Tani

Tatsuo Tani 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: 7707085
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Patent number: 7353118
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Patent number: 7346459
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Patent number: 7243032
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Patent number: 7177768
    Abstract: An environmental management information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and calculates a reduction amount of environmental impacts at each of a plurality of processes included in activities of an organization. A management-information system obtains the environmental impact at each process, and calculates an amount of investment for reducing the environmental impacts. An accounting system performs environmental accounting, based on the reduction amount of the environmental impacts which is obtained by the environmental impact information collection system and the amount of investment which is calculated by the management-information system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Publication number: 20070005265
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Patent number: 7117117
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Publication number: 20060052952
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Publication number: 20060041390
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Patent number: 6965833
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Publication number: 20040260586
    Abstract: An environmental management information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and calculates a reduction amount of environmental impacts at each of a plurality of processes included in activities of an organization. A management-information system obtains the environmental impact at each process, and calculates an amount of investment for reducing the environmental impacts. An accounting system performs environmental accounting, based on the reduction amount of the environmental impacts which is obtained by the environmental impact information collection system and the amount of investment which is calculated by the management-information system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Publication number: 20040254743
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Patent number: 6816792
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Publication number: 20040093168
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Patent number: 6701257
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Patent number: 6681188
    Abstract: An environmental management information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and calculates a reduction amount of environmental impacts at each of a plurality of processes included in activities of an organization. A management-information system obtains the environmental impact at each process, and calculates an amount of investment for reducing the environmental impacts. An accounting system performs environmental accounting, based on the reduction amount of the environmental impacts which is obtained by the environmental impact information collection system and the amount of investment which is calculated by the management-information system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Patent number: 6529788
    Abstract: A recycling system has a recycle information memory database for storing as recycle information, the information on all reutilizable products such as products produced or used under the management of the system, products treated as wastes, and products currently being used in the market. A virtual recycle product designing section is provided for estimating times when the reutilizable products are recovered as products usable for recycling as well as their volumes, based on the recycle information stored in the recycle information memory database. A production scheduling section is provided for setting a production schedule of a recycle product using the reutilizable products based on the estimated times and volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Tani, Kiyoshi Sakai, Yasushi Akiba, Shohzoh Miyawaki, Teruzo Hasumi, Mitsuaki Urakawa, Tetsuo Yamaoka, Hisashi Ishijima, Hiroyasu Itou
  • Publication number: 20030033109
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Publication number: 20030028331
    Abstract: An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and obtains the environmental impact at each process done in an organization, according to each product. The environmental impact information collection system then obtains a set of environmental impacts in a product's life cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano
  • Publication number: 20020035550
    Abstract: An environmental management information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and calculates a reduction amount of environmental impacts at each of a plurality of processes included in activities of an organization. A management-information system obtains the environmental impact at each process, and calculates an amount of investment for reducing the environmental impacts. An accounting system performs environmental accounting, based on the reduction amount of the environmental impacts which is obtained by the environmental impact information collection system and the amount of investment which is calculated by the management-information system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventors: Masamitsu Sakurai, Tatsuo Tani, Hiroshi Uramoto, Hiromitsu Hatano