Patents by Inventor Tomoaki Nakajima

Tomoaki Nakajima 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: 10802771
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that: detects a defect that occurs when an image processor performs an image process on process data; produces verification data when the defect is detected during the image process, wherein the verification data is formed in a case that at least one portion of the process data, to be processed by the image processor, is changed and causes a same defect that occurs during the image process on the process data; and externally outputs the verification data instead of the process data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideaki Soejima, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Tomoaki Nakajima, Yasutaka Ito, Yoshiaki Shibuta
  • Publication number: 20200310225
    Abstract: A lens unit may include lenses and a holder in a tube shape which holds the lenses on an inner side such that in the lenses, a side face of a first lens located on a most object side may include a first side face part which is extended from an outer edge of a first face that is an object side face of the first lens toward an image side, a second side face part which is extended from an object side toward the image side on the image side with respect to the first side face part and an outer side in a radial direction with respect to the first side face part; and a third side face part which connects an image side end part of the first side face part with an object side end part of the second side face part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Toshio SHIROTORI, Tomoaki NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 10782589
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion apparatus includes a multiplexer-demultiplexer configured to include a first port, a second port, and a third port, a looped non-linear optical medium including one end that is optically connected to the second port of the multiplexer-demultiplexer, another end that is optically connected to the third port of the multiplexer-demultiplexer, and a main axis that rotates by 90 degrees between the second port and the third port, a first filter configured to be inserted into the non-linear optical medium, and remove stimulated Brillouin backscattered light that is bidirectionally generated in the non-linear optical medium, and a second filter configured to take out, from output light that is multiplexed in the multiplexer-demultiplexer after propagating through the non-linear optical medium and is outputted from the first port, conversion light having a third frequency different from the frequencies of a signal light and an excitation light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomoaki Takeyama, Ichiro Nakajima, Yoshitaka Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10775582
    Abstract: A lens unit includes a plurality of lenses, and a holder in a tube shape which holds the plurality of the lenses. An inner peripheral face of the holder is formed with a plurality of alignment protruded parts protruded from the inner peripheral face to an inner side in a circumferential direction, each of the alignment protruded parts is provided with a first alignment protruded part whose protruding dimension is different and a second alignment protruded part, and the second alignment protruded part is protruded from the first alignment protruded part to the inner side of the inner peripheral face to be abutted with an outer peripheral face of one of the lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoaki Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20200153983
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a voice collecting device that collects a voice, and an information processing apparatus capable of generating a job, wherein either of the voice collecting device and the information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that specifies a user who has uttered, and the hardware processor of the information processing apparatus generates, as the job, based on information obtained from a voice in which a first user and a second user are individually specified by the hardware processor, a request job that the first user has requested the second user to execute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazumi SAWAYANAGI, Tomoaki NAKAJIMA, Katsuhiko AKITA, Toshikazu KAWAGUCHI, Takashi OTSUKA, Daisuke NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10650291
    Abstract: A simulation device includes: a simulator simulating an information processing device; a virtual execution controller executing a job identical to a job executed by the information processing device, while a parameter different from a parameter set in the information processing device, is set in a virtual device in which the simulator simulates the information processing device, by controlling the simulator, when the information processing device is out of a preset admissibility condition; a parameter determinator determining the parameter set in the virtual device, as a change parameter, when the virtual device while the virtual device executes the job, satisfies the admissibility condition; and a setter controlling the information processing device such that the determined change parameter is set in the information processing device, when an environment of the information processing device becomes identical to an environment when the information processing device is out of the admissibility condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ito, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Tomoaki Nakajima, Yoshiaki Shibuta, Hideaki Soejima
  • Publication number: 20200064582
    Abstract: A lens unit may include a plurality of lenses; and a lens barrel comprising an inner cylindrical portion in which the plurality of lenses are housed, an outer cylindrical portion separated radially outwardly from the inner cylindrical portion, and a plurality of ribs extending in a radial pattern from an outer circumferential surface of the inner cylindrical portion toward an inner circumferential surface of the outer cylindrical portion. A plurality of axis alignment protrusions protruding radially inwardly may be provided on an inner circumferential surface of the inner cylindrical portion. Each of the plurality of axis alignment protrusions may be formed between adjacent ribs among the plurality of ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: Tomoaki NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 10509896
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a communication circuit configured to establish proximity communication with a biometric authentication apparatus, a display, and a processor configured to perform authentication processing with biological information detected by the biometric authentication apparatus is provided. The processor is configured to carry out control for reducing a quantity of light output from the display and incident on the biometric authentication apparatus during detection of the biological information by the biometric authentication apparatus when the processor receives information representing optical detection of the biological information by the biometric authentication apparatus from the biometric authentication apparatus through the communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masao Hosono, Kaitaku Ozawa, Kenichi Takahashi, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Daisuke Nakano, Tomoaki Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20190346738
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion apparatus includes a multiplexer-demultiplexer configured to include a first port, a second port, and a third port, a looped non-linear optical medium including one end that is optically connected to the second port of the multiplexer-demultiplexer, another end that is optically connected to the third port of the multiplexer-demultiplexer, and a main axis that rotates by 90 degrees between the second port and the third port, a first filter configured to be inserted into the non-linear optical medium, and remove stimulated Brillouin backscattered light that is bidirectionally generated in the non-linear optical medium, and a second filter configured to take out, from output light that is multiplexed in the multiplexer-demultiplexer after propagating through the non-linear optical medium and is outputted from the first port, conversion light having a third frequency different from the frequencies of a signal light and an excitation light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomoaki TAKEYAMA, ICHIRO NAKAJIMA, YOSHITAKA YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 10367970
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a communication interface capable of communication over a plurality of frequency bands and a controller configured to determine whether the content of communication of the communication interface satisfies a predetermined condition. The controller is configured to execute control for switching the frequency band of communication via the communication interface to another frequency band over the frequency bands when the content of communication of the communication interface satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro Torigoshi, Junichi Hase, Takeshi Minami, Tomoaki Nakajima, Nobuhiro Mishima, Yuji Tanaka, Daisuke Nakano
  • Publication number: 20190204527
    Abstract: A lens unit includes a plurality of lenses, and a holder in a tube shape which holds the plurality of the lenses. An inner peripheral face of the holder is formed with a plurality of alignment protruded parts protruded from the inner peripheral face to an inner side in a circumferential direction, each of the alignment protruded parts is provided with a first alignment protruded part whose protruding dimension is different and a second alignment protruded part, and the second alignment protruded part is protruded from the first alignment protruded part to the inner side of the inner peripheral face to be abutted with an outer peripheral face of one of the lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: TOMOAKI NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20190146720
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that: detects a defect that occurs when an image processor performs an image process on process data; produces verification data when the defect is detected during the image process, wherein the verification data is formed in a case that at least one portion of the process data, to be processed by the image processor, is changed and causes a same defect that occurs during the image process on the process data; and externally outputs the verification data instead of the process data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideaki Soejima, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Tomoaki Nakajima, Yasutaka Ito, Yoshiaki Shibuta
  • Patent number: 10282318
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a plurality of memories and a hardware processor which controls an execution operation of a first function including an image processing function and an execution operation of a second function including a server function, by using the plurality of memories. The hardware processor estimates a required bandwidth which is a memory bandwidth required for the execution operation of the first function on the basis of a current operation mode of the image processing apparatus among a plurality of operation modes of the image processing apparatus, and determines a bandwidth securing channel for first function which is a channel capable of being used for the execution operation of the first function and incapable of being used for the execution operation of the second function, out of a plurality of channels used to access the plurality of memories, on the basis of the required bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Takahashi, Kaitaku Ozawa, Masao Hosono, Tomoaki Nakajima, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Daisuke Nakano
  • Publication number: 20190114185
    Abstract: A simulation device includes a hardware processer that simulates an apparatus. When an state of the apparatus does not satisfy a allowable condition, the hardware processor determines a group of the plurality of jobs being executed as an error group, and allows a virtual device to carry out a plurality of jobs that are generated when a parameter defined by at least one of the plurality of jobs included in the error group is changed. When a state of the virtual device satisfies the allowable condition, the hardware processor determines a group of the plurality of jobs executed as a change job group. When the apparatus carries out a plurality of new jobs, the hardware processor allows the apparatus to change each of parameters of the plurality of new jobs to a parameter defined by a change job included in the change job group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Nakajima, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Yasutaka Ito, Hideaki Soejima, Yoshiaki Shibuta
  • Publication number: 20190109960
    Abstract: A simulation device includes: a simulator simulating an information processing device; a virtual execution controller executing a job identical to a job executed by the information processing device, while a parameter different from a parameter set in the information processing device, is set in a virtual device in which the simulator simulates the information processing device, by controlling the simulator, when the information processing device is out of a preset admissibility condition; a parameter determinator determining the parameter set in the virtual device, as a change parameter, when the virtual device while the virtual device executes the job, satisfies the admissibility condition; and a setter controlling the information processing device such that the determined change parameter is set in the information processing device, when an environment of the information processing device becomes identical to an environment when the information processing device is out of the admissibility condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ito, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Tomoaki Nakajima, Yoshiaki Shibuta, Hideaki Soejima
  • Patent number: 10248481
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a determination result of a state of a user, who has given a transmission job execution instruction, determined based on biological information of the user; and a job control unit configured to control an execution of the transmission job according to the user state determination result, wherein when it is determined that the user is in an off-normal state, the job control unit executes a confirmation request process to request the user to make a confirmation related to the transmission job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Minami, Junichi Hase, Nobuhiro Mishima, Akihiro Torigoshi, Tomoaki Nakajima, Daisuke Nakano, Yuji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190004274
    Abstract: A lens unit includes a plurality of lenses and a lens barrel. The lenses include at least one plastic lens which is molded by injection molding. A side face of the plastic lens is formed with a lens side press-fitted portion which is press-fitted to the lens barrel and a parting line which is formed by parting surfaces of a fixed die and a movable die of a die used in the injection molding. An inner peripheral face of the lens barrel is formed with a press-fitting holding part to which the lens side press-fitted portion is press-fitted and held, and a large diameter part whose diameter is larger in a radial direction than a diameter of the press-fitting holding part, and the large diameter part faces the parting line and is formed on an opposite side in a press-fitting direction with respect to the lens side press-fitted portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki NAKAJIMA, Yosuke KANZAKI
  • Patent number: 10171697
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a communication circuit capable of, in the case where an operation mode is any of a driving mode and a power saving mode, communicating with a remote operation device, a sleep transition portion to switch the operation mode to the power saving mode, a setting portion to set setting information in accordance with a remote operation command received from the remote operation device, a process execution portion to, in the case where the remote operation command received corresponds to an execution instruction operation, execute a process in accordance with the set setting information, and a recovery portion to maintain the operation mode in the power saving mode, and to, only in the case where the communication circuit receives the remote operation command corresponding to the execution instruction operation, switch the operation mode to the driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hisashi Uchida, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Toshimichi Iwai, Tomoaki Nakajima, Atsushi Tamura, Yuji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180165434
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a communication circuit configured to establish proximity communication with a biometric authentication apparatus, a display, and a processor configured to perform authentication processing with biological information detected by the biometric authentication apparatus is provided. The processor is configured to carry out control for reducing a quantity of light output from the display and incident on the biometric authentication apparatus during detection of the biological information by the biometric authentication apparatus when the processor receives information representing optical detection of the biological information by the biometric authentication apparatus from the biometric authentication apparatus through the communication circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masao HOSONO, Kaitaku OZAWA, Kenichi TAKAHASHI, Toshikazu KAWAGUCHI, Daisuke NAKANO, Tomoaki NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 9986131
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a terminal worn by a user for use; and an image output apparatus configured to perform an output process for outputting an image in accordance with a command given by the user. The terminal includes an obtaining portion configured to obtain, from the user, a physical feature of the user. Any one or both of the terminal and the image output apparatus includes an authentication portion configured to perform, prior to the output process, an authentication process for verifying the user based on the physical feature obtained by the obtaining portion. The image output apparatus includes an output process portion configured to perform the output process when the authentication portion verifies the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Tanaka, Junichi Hase, Takeshi Minami, Tomoaki Nakajima, Nobuhiro Mishima, Akihiro Torigoshi, Daisuke Nakano