Patents by Inventor Tomoya KONDO

Tomoya KONDO 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: 11566927
    Abstract: An optical measurement device is provided with: a light source that irradiates, with light, a measurement object which has a fluid flowing thereinside; a light receiving unit which, upon receipt of scattered light from the measurement object irradiated with light, outputs a light reception signal according to the intensity of the scattered light; a disturbance generation unit which generates a disturbance signal for causing oscillation of a drive current to be supplied to the light source; and an adjustment unit which adjust the drive current on the basis of the result of a comparison between the disturbance signal and a signal generated on the basis of the light reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignees: AIR WATER BIODESIGN INC., NIKKISO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Tateishi, Mitsuru Sato, Tadashi Kondo, Wataru Onodera, Tomoya Murakami, Akari Agata, Genki Adachi
  • Publication number: 20230012724
    Abstract: A filter device includes a first series line, one or more first parallel lines extending from the first series line, two or more first series IDT electrodes on the first series line, and one or more first parallel IDT electrodes on the one or more first parallel lines. At least one of the two or more first series IDT electrodes is a first-type electrode. A dielectric layer is between the first-type electrode and a substrate. At least one of the two or more first series IDT electrodes except the first-type electrode and the one or more first parallel IDT electrodes is a second-type electrode directly contacting the substrate. A first series IDT electrode of the two or more first series IDT electrodes that has a largest pitch of electrode fingers is the first-type electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Takayuki OKUDE, Hiroyuki FURUSATO, Seima KONDO, Kota OKUBO, Tomoya SATO
  • Patent number: 11489986
    Abstract: A multifunction peripheral includes a conveyance roller, a print engine, a scanner, and a controller. The controller is configured to perform: driving the conveyance roller to convey a recording medium and controlling the print engine to record, on the recording medium, a test image based on test image data with recording agent; after recording the test image, controlling the scanner to generate scan data of the test image recorded on the recording medium; after generating the scan data, extracting, based on the scan data and the test image data, stain data indicative of a stain caused by transfer of the recording agent from the conveyance roller to the recording medium; after extracting the stain data, generating correction data by removing the stain data from the scan data; and executing particular processing by using the correction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoya Kondo
  • Patent number: 11480981
    Abstract: This temperature control device is provided with: an endothermic/exothermic unit that heats or cools a subject to be subjected to temperature control; a temperature detection unit that detects the first temperature of the periphery of the subject; a control unit that controls the endothermic/exothermic unit on the basis of a variable target temperature; and a variable target temperature setter that sets the variable target temperature to a first variable target temperature on the basis of the first temperature and target temperature information indicating the target temperature. With such temperature control device, since the target temperature changes to a suitable value as needed, a time needed until the temperature of the subject reaches the target temperature can be shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignees: AIR WATER BIODESIGN INC., NIKKISO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadashi Kondo, Kiyoshi Tateishi, Tomoya Murakami, Akari Agata, Genki Adachi
  • Publication number: 20220317462
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a physical information acquisition unit, a gesture information acquisition unit, a determination condition setting unit, and a control unit. The physical information acquisition unit acquires physical information of a user wearing a head-mounted casing. The gesture information acquisition unit acquires gesture information regarding a gesture of the user. The determination condition setting unit sets, on the basis of the physical information, a determination condition for determining a trigger gesture that is a trigger for an operation input by the gesture of the user. The control unit determines, on the basis of the gesture information and the determination condition, whether or not the trigger gesture is performed and controls, on the basis of a result of the determination, an output corresponding to the trigger gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: AKANE KONDO, TOMOYA NARITA, RYO FUKAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220305774
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus, a carriage is reciprocally movable in first and second directions. A control device is configured to perform executing one of first and second printing operations in accordance with an operation mode. The first printing operation prints a first image over a first range in a third direction crossing the first and second directions by ejecting ink from both first and second heads during one movement of the carriage in the first and second directions. The second printing operation prints a second image over a second range narrower than the first range in the third direction by ejecting ink from both the first and second heads during the one movement of the carriage. Ink ejection contribution during the one movement of the carriage is shared by the first and second heads at a prescribed contribution ratio in the second printing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoya KONDO, Shota MORIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220305805
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: first and second heads; a carriage; and a control device. The control device is configured to perform: (a) selecting; (b) setting; and (c) executing. The (a) selecting sets one of the first and second heads as an active head. The (b) setting sets an operation mode to one of a plurality of modes including first and second modes. The (c) executing executes a printing operation under the operation mode. The printing operation is performed by ejecting ink from both the first and second heads in a state where the first mode is set as the operation mode. The printing operation is performed by ejecting ink from the active head without ejecting ink from a non-active head in a state where the second mode is set as the operation mode. The non-active head is a head other than the active head among the first and second heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shota MORIKAWA, Tomoya KONDO
  • Publication number: 20220270330
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of appropriately displaying an object in a virtual space. Included is a setting unit that sets an initial position at which an object is initially displayed on a display unit on the basis of presentation position information regarding a presentation position to be presented in a virtual three-dimensional space of the object superimposed and displayed on a real world, size information regarding a size of the object, and field of view area information regarding a field of view area of the display unit that displays the object, in which the setting unit sets the initial position on a deeper side in a depth direction than a position represented by the presentation position information in a coordinate system based on the real world. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an information processing device that provides augmented reality (AR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akane KONDO, Tomoya NARITA
  • Patent number: 11416723
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus configured to generate, using a target image data, multiple pieces of partial print data respectively for multiple partial printings such that, in a particular case where the color difference indicated by the evaluation value of the each of the partial images is larger than a particular reference value, a controller causes the image processing apparatus to identify, using the difference information, compensation target pixels including a pixel causing the color difference from among multiple pixels within the particular partial image, perform, using the difference information, a compensating process of converting a color of the compensation target pixel to a color of which color difference is small, and generate the partial print data using the particular partial image data to which the compensating process has been applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoya Kondo
  • Patent number: 11358388
    Abstract: An inkjet printer includes: a print execution unit that executes printing; and a controller that controls the print execution unit. The controller is configured to: determine whether a type of ink supplied by the ink supply unit is changed; determine whether to use a residual ink which is ink before change remaining in the ink flow path in response to be determined that the type of the ink is changed; control the print execution unit to execute new printing using the residual ink in response to be determined to use the residual ink for the printing; and execute a discarding process for discarding the residual ink before the new printing is performed in response to be determined to not use the residual ink for the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoya Kondo
  • Patent number: 11325373
    Abstract: An inkjet printer includes: a print execution unit that executes printing; and a controller that controls the print execution unit. The controller is configured to: determine whether a type of ink supplied by the ink supply unit is changed; determine whether to use a residual ink which is ink before change remaining in the ink flow path in response to be determined that the type of the ink is changed; control the print execution unit to execute new printing using the residual ink in response to be determined to use the residual ink for the printing; and execute a discarding process for discarding the residual ink before the new printing is performed in response to be determined to not use the residual ink for the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoya Kondo
  • Patent number: 11272076
    Abstract: Color conversion information is used for carrying out a color conversion process to generate a converted image data. The color conversion information is configured as follows. Within a range from a predetermined first reference color value to a black input color value on a specific line, the closer to the black input color value a noticed input color value is, the larger a first output component value becomes. Within a first dark range, the closer to the black input color value the noticed input color value is, the smaller a second output component value becomes. Within a first light range, the closer to the black input color value the noticed input color value is, the larger the second output component value becomes. Within a first intermediate range, the second output component value is constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masashi Ueda, Yasunari Yoshida, Tomoya Kondo
  • Publication number: 20220063267
    Abstract: A liquid discharging apparatus includes: a channel unit having a nozzle and an individual channel; an actuator applying pressure to liquid in the individual channel to discharge the liquid from the nozzle; a driving circuit electrically connected to the actuator and supplying driving signal to the actuator; and a controller. In a case of determining that a single-sided recording is to be executed, the controller supplies the driving signal corresponding to each of gradation values for each of pixels when discharging the liquid toward one of a first surface and a second surface of a recording medium; in a case of determining that the double-sided recording is to be executed, the controller supplies the driving signal corresponding to each of the gradation values for each of the pixels when discharging the liquid toward the first surface and when discharging the liquid toward the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Satoru Arakane, Tomoya Kondo
  • Publication number: 20210248434
    Abstract: Color conversion information is used for carrying out a color conversion process to generate a converted image data. The color conversion information is configured as follows. Within a range from a predetermined first reference color value to a black input color value on a specific line, the closer to the black input color value a noticed input color value is, the larger a first output component value becomes. Within a first dark range, the closer to the black input color value the noticed input color value is, the smaller a second output component value becomes. Within a first light range, the closer to the black input color value the noticed input color value is, the larger the second output component value becomes. Within a first intermediate range, the second output component value is constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Masashi UEDA, Yasunari YOSHIDA, Tomoya KONDO
  • Publication number: 20210138796
    Abstract: A multifunction peripheral includes a conveyance roller, a print engine, a scanner, and a controller. The controller is configured to perform: driving the conveyance roller to convey a recording medium and controlling the print engine to record, on the recording medium, a test image based on test image data with recording agent; after recording the test image, controlling the scanner to generate scan data of the test image recorded on the recording medium; after generating the scan data, extracting, based on the scan data and the test image data, stain data indicative of a stain caused by transfer of the recording agent from the conveyance roller to the recording medium; after extracting the stain data, generating correction data by removing the stain data from the scan data; and executing particular processing by using the correction data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventor: Tomoya KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200311497
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus configured to generate, using a target image data, multiple pieces of partial print data respectively for multiple partial printings such that, in a particular case where the color difference indicated by the evaluation value of the each of the partial images is larger than a particular reference value, a controller causes the image processing apparatus to identify, using the difference information, compensation target pixels including a pixel causing the color difference from among multiple pixels within the particular partial image, perform, using the difference information, a compensating process of converting a color of the compensation target pixel to a color of which color difference is small, and generate the partial print data using the particular partial image data to which the compensating process has been applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoya KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200016891
    Abstract: An inkjet printer includes: a print execution unit that executes printing; and a controller that controls the print execution unit. The controller is configured to: determine whether a type of ink supplied by the ink supply unit is changed; determine whether to use a residual ink which is ink before change remaining in the ink flow path in response to be determined that the type of the ink is changed; control the print execution unit to execute new printing using the residual ink in response to be determined to use the residual ink for the printing; and execute a discarding process for discarding the residual ink before the new printing is performed in response to be determined to not use the residual ink for the printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: Tomoya Kondo
  • Patent number: 10328713
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus extracts provisional band data from image data. The apparatus calculates near white number for a target line. The near white number is number of pairs of first and second pixels. The first pixel is located on the target line, the second pixel is in positionally adjacent relation to the first pixel. At least one of the first pixel and the second pixel is a near white pixel. In a case where a prescribed border condition is met for the target line, the apparatus determines finalized band data so that a finalized band image includes at least part of the provisional band image, and has the target line as a borderline. In a case where a specific condition is met, the apparatus changes the target line to one of a plurality of candidate lines which is not selected as the target line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoya Kondo
  • Publication number: 20180229509
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus extracts provisional band data from image data. The apparatus calculates near white number for a target line. The near white number is number of pairs of first and second pixels. The first pixel is located on the target line, the second pixel is in positionally adjacent relation to the first pixel. At least one of the first pixel and the second pixel is a near white pixel. In a case where a prescribed border condition is met for the target line, the apparatus determines finalized band data so that a finalized band image includes at least part of the provisional band image, and has the target line as a borderline. In a case where a specific condition is met, the apparatus changes the target line to one of a plurality of candidate lines which is not selected as the target line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: Tomoya KONDO