Patents by Inventor Toru Homma

Toru Homma 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: 10444662
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOSHIBA AMERICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Patent number: 10394662
    Abstract: A source remote copy configuration in a source storage system is migrated to a destination storage system as a destination remote copy configuration. The destination primary storage apparatus of the destination storage system defines a virtual volume mapped to the primary volume provided by the source primary storage apparatus which is a storage area of the virtual volume; takes over a first identifier of the primary volume to the virtual volume; transfers, when the virtual volume receives an access request, the access request to the source primary storage apparatus to write data in the primary volume; and takes over the first identifier from the virtual volume to another primary volume provided by the destination primary storage apparatus, after completion of copy of data from primary volume of the source primary storage apparatus into primary volume of the destination primary storage apparatus and secondary volume of the destination secondary storage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taiki Kono, Hidenori Suzuki, Kunihiko Nashimoto, Shigeo Homma, Toru Suzuki, Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Hideo Saito, Azusa Jin, Hiroshi Nasu, Keishi Tamura, Shoji Sugino
  • Patent number: 10302334
    Abstract: This invention is a sunlight-to-heat converting member containing chromium silicide having an element ratio of Cr to Si from 1:1.6 to 1:4.7. This invention is also a sunlight-to-heat converting stack including a layer of the sunlight-to-heat converting member and a metal layer. This invention is also a sunlight-to-heat converting device including a light collecting part, either or both of a container and a flow path where sunlight is collected by the light collecting part, and a heating medium housed in either or both of the container and the flow path. The sunlight-to-heat converting member or the sunlight-to-heat converting stack is formed on a surface of either or both of the container and the flow path. The sunlight-to-heat converting member, the sunlight-to-heat converting stack, and the sunlight-to-heat converting device of this invention can convert light to heat efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, JAPAN FINE CERAMICS CENTER
    Inventors: Takuhito Tsutsui, Kazuto Noritake, Toru Sasatani, Norihito Takeuchi, Takayuki Homma, Yoshiki Okuhara
  • Publication number: 20190033748
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Toru HOMMA, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Patent number: 10175606
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOSHIBA AMERICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20180196371
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Toru HOMMA, Hiroshi HASHIDUME, Hisanobu AJIMA, Nobuo TOHATA, Takahiro NAKAJIMA, Takumi HATANO
  • Patent number: 9927736
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha, Toshiba American Business Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20170269503
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Toru HOMMA, Hiroshi HASHIDUME, Hisanobu AJIMA, Nobuo TOHATA, Takahiro NAKAJIMA, Takumi HATANO
  • Patent number: 9690230
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Patent number: 9514877
    Abstract: During the assembly process of an amorphous core transformer, when an offset has arisen between a coil and the amorphous core, and when an offset has arisen between the coil and the core due to a shock resulting from unloading or vibrations during transport, there has been the risk of breakage of an insulating member between an amorphous core and a coil, causing amorphous fragments to be scattered. The object of the present invention is to prevent scattering of amorphous fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Toshiaki Takahashi, Ryosuke Mikoshiba, Tatsunori Sato
  • Publication number: 20160139538
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus includes a memory storing identification data of the toner cartridge and parameter information including image formation process parameters dependent on toner characteristic or ambient conditions. A transceiver unit communicates with the image forming apparatus to send the process parameter information stored in the memory to the image forming apparatus when the identification data is authentic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Toru HOMMA, Hiroshi HASHIDUME, Hisanobu AJIMA, Nobuo TOHATA, Takahiro NAKAJIMA, Takumi HATANO
  • Patent number: 9285706
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20150309441
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Toru HOMMA, Hiroshi HASHIDUME, Hisanobu AJIMA, Nobuo TOHATA, Takahiro NAKAJIMA, Takumi HATANO
  • Publication number: 20150213949
    Abstract: During the assembly process of an amorphous core transformer, when an offset has arisen between a coil and the amorphous core, and when an offset has arisen between the coil and the core due to a shock resulting from unloading or vibrations during transport, there has been the risk of breakage of an insulating member between an amorphous core and a coil, causing amorphous fragments to be scattered. The object of the present invention is to prevent scattering of amorphous fragments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Toshiaki Takahashi, Ryosuke Mikoshiba, Tatsunori Sato
  • Patent number: 9081326
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20140314428
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: TORU HOMMA, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Patent number: 8805211
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20140003826
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicants: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: TORU HOMMA, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Patent number: 8554091
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano
  • Publication number: 20130077981
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Toru Homma, Hiroshi Hashidume, Hisanobu Ajima, Nobuo Tohata, Takahiro Nakajima, Takumi Hatano