Patents by Inventor Toshihiro Maeda

Toshihiro Maeda 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: 20220348279
    Abstract: A bell for a bicycle includes: an attaching tool configured to be attached to a handle of a bicycle; a bell main body directly or indirectly connected to the attaching tool; and a hitting member configured to hit and ring the bell main body, wherein the hitting member is a plate body or a case body and is elastically supported by the bell main body or the attaching tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Koizumi Factory Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro KOIZUMI, Saki MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20220341240
    Abstract: An opening-closing member controller includes a control unit that executes an initialization process to store at least a fully closed position of an opening-closing member. In the initialization process, the control unit closes the opening-closing member, executes entrapment reversing control one or more times when entrapment is detected to open the opening-closing member, and closes the opening-closing member after the entrapment reversing control to store a position where the opening-closing member locks as the fully closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki AOSHIMA, Akiyoshi OHARA, Ryo MIYAZAKI, Kenji KANEKO, Tsuyoshi SUGIMOTO, Toshihiro GOTOU, Hideki MAEDA
  • Patent number: 11319153
    Abstract: A floor-to-floor transport system that transports an article between different floors by using an upward path and a downward path in a vertical transporter that revolves in one direction includes, on at least one floor: a loading transport line that transports to the vertical transporter an article to be transported to another floor; a first loading opening through which the article is loaded into the upward path in the vertical transporter; a second loading opening through which the article is loaded into the downward path in the vertical transporter; a transferor that selectively transfers to the first loading opening or the second loading opening an article transported by the loading transport line; and a controller that controls the transferor depending on a destination of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 11199773
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus configured to form a pattern of an imprint material on a substrate using a mold includes a holding unit configured to hold the mold with a holding surface making contact with a first surface of the mold, a deformation unit configured to apply a force to the mold held at the holding surface to deform the mold, and a drive unit configured to move at least one of the mold held by the holding unit and the deformation unit to change a relative position between the mold held by the holding unit and the deformation unit. The drive unit changes a position where the deformation unit applies a force to the mold in a direction vertical to the first surface based on information about a position of a second surface on an opposite side of the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiro Maeda, Osamu Yasunobe
  • Patent number: 11036149
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus forms a pattern on a substrate by curing an imprint material on the substrate while the imprint material is in contact with a mold. The imprint apparatus includes a substrate chuck having a substrate holding region for holding the substrate, a peripheral member arranged to surround the side surface of the substrate held by the substrate chuck, and a control unit configured to control a cleaning process for cleaning at least a partial region of the peripheral member by using a cleaning member including a charging unit. The cleaning process includes an operation for attracting a particle in the partial region to the charging unit by moving the cleaning member relative to the peripheral member while the charging unit faces at least the partial region of the peripheral member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoichi Matsuoka, Kiyohito Yamamoto, Hisanobu Azuma, Shigeru Terashima, Toshihiro Maeda, Masami Yonekawa, Keiji Emoto, Kazuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20200285147
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus configured to form a pattern of an imprint material on a substrate using a mold includes a holding unit configured to hold the mold with a holding surface making contact with a first surface of the mold, a deformation unit configured to apply a force to the mold held at the holding surface to deform the mold, and a drive unit configured to move at least one of the mold held by the holding unit and the deformation unit to change a relative position between the mold held by the holding unit and the deformation unit. The drive unit changes a position where the deformation unit applies a force to the mold in a direction vertical to the first surface based on information about a position of a second surface on an opposite side of the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Toshihiro Maeda, Osamu Yasunobe
  • Publication number: 20200115160
    Abstract: A floor-to-floor transport system that transports an article between different floors by using an upward path and a downward path in a vertical transporter that revolves in one direction includes, on at least one floor: a loading transport line that transports to the vertical transporter an article to be transported to another floor; a first loading opening through which the article is loaded into the upward path in the vertical transporter; a second loading opening through which the article is loaded into the downward path in the vertical transporter; a transferor that selectively transfers to the first loading opening or the second loading opening an article transported by the loading transport line; and a controller that controls the transferor depending on a destination of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventor: Toshihiro MAEDA
  • Patent number: 10261728
    Abstract: In an image processing system including a plurality of MFPs, it is assumed that a terminal apparatus accepts a request for connection to an MFP from a user. When a remote operation of the MFP through the terminal apparatus cannot be performed, the terminal apparatus requests of another MFP different from the MFP for connection and receives transfer of representation information for displaying an operation screen from another MFP. The terminal apparatus transfers operation information representing an operation by the user onto the operation screen to another MFP. When the processing based on the operation information is processing of a print job by the user in the MFP, another MFP transfers the print job to the MFP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Maeda
  • Publication number: 20180356741
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus forms a pattern on a substrate by curing an imprint material on the substrate while the imprint material is in contact with a mold. The imprint apparatus includes a substrate chuck having a substrate holding region for holding the substrate, a peripheral member arranged to surround the side surface of the substrate held by the substrate chuck, and a control unit configured to control a cleaning process for cleaning at least a partial region of the peripheral member by using a cleaning member including a charging unit. The cleaning process includes an operation for attracting a particle in the partial region to the charging unit by moving the cleaning member relative to the peripheral member while the charging unit faces at least the partial region of the peripheral member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Yoichi Matsuoka, Kiyohito Yamamoto, Hisanobu Azuma, Shigeru Terashima, Toshihiro Maeda, Masami Yonekawa, Keiji Emoto, Kazuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20180095702
    Abstract: In an image processing system including a plurality of MFPs, it is assumed that a terminal apparatus accepts a request for connection to an MFP from a user. When a remote operation of the MFP through the terminal apparatus cannot be performed, the terminal apparatus requests of another MFP different from the MFP for connection and receives transfer of representation information for displaying an operation screen from another MFP. The terminal apparatus transfers operation information representing an operation by the user onto the operation screen to another MFP. When the processing based on the operation information is processing of a print job by the user in the MFP, another MFP transfers the print job to the MFP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 9836251
    Abstract: In an image processing system including a plurality of MFPs, it is assumed that a terminal apparatus accepts a request for connection to an MFP from a user. When a remote operation of the MFP through the terminal apparatus cannot be performed, the terminal apparatus requests of another MFP different from the MFP for connection and receives transfer of representation information for displaying an operation screen from another MFP. The terminal apparatus transfers operation information representing an operation by the user onto the operation screen to another MFP. When the processing based on the operation information is processing of a print job by the user in the MFP, another MFP transfers the print job to the MFP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Maeda
  • Publication number: 20160124686
    Abstract: In an image processing system including a plurality of MFPs, it is assumed that a terminal apparatus accepts a request for connection to an MFP from a user. When a remote operation of the MFP through the terminal apparatus cannot be performed, the terminal apparatus requests of another MFP different from the MFP for connection and receives transfer of representation information for displaying an operation screen from another MFP. The terminal apparatus transfers operation information representing an operation by the user onto the operation screen to another MFP. When the processing based on the operation information is processing of a print job by the user in the MFP, another MFP transfers the print job to the MFP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihiro MAEDA
  • Patent number: 9294652
    Abstract: A relay device that relays communication between an MFP and a server reads, upon accepting a request from the MFP to the server, a response to a previous one of this request from the server which has been cached in a memory. Then, the relay device transmits the response read from the memory to the MFP as a formal response prior to transmitting this request to the server and obtaining a response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 9207605
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an internal control portion operable, in response to input of an internal command, to perform processing predetermined for the internal command in accordance with a parameter set for a setting item corresponding to the internal command, an application executing portion to execute an application program, and an application control portion operable, in the case where the application executing portion outputs an application command, to convert the application command into an internal command and output the internal command to the internal control portion. The application control portion includes an analysis portion operable, at the stage of installation of an application program, to analyze the application program and extract an application command, and a setting information updating portion to update the setting information to a state where the internal control portion is capable of executing the internal command corresponding to the application command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Maeda
  • Publication number: 20150207955
    Abstract: A relay device that relays communication between an MFP and a server reads, upon accepting a request from the MFP to the server, a response to a previous one of this request from the server which has been cached in a memory. Then, the relay device transmits the response read from the memory to the MFP as a formal response prior to transmitting this request to the server and obtaining a response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Toshihiro MAEDA
  • Patent number: 8842307
    Abstract: Print data including a provisional registration command is received. When the print data including the provisional registration command is received, an authentication code is obtained. The authentication code is stored in a user information DB. Provisional registration data is obtained from the user information DB. Then, a list of provisional registration data is displayed. It is determined whether the provisional registration data is selectively input or not. If the provisional registration data is selectively input, user information in which IC card information or biological information and the authentication code are associated with each other is transmitted to an authentication server. The authentication server executes a process of registering the received user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 8730501
    Abstract: A communication apparatus connected to a network to be able to communicate with another device includes a first control portion to communicate with another device connected to the network, and a second control portion to be driven in response to input of a reset signal from the first control portion and to communicate with another device through the first communication portion. The first control portion includes a detection portion to detect data transmitted from another device to the communication apparatus, a data storage portion to store the data to the communication apparatus, and a reset portion to output the reset signal to the second control portion in response to detection of the data to the communication apparatus. The second control portion includes a stop portion to stop driving of the second control portion when a predetermined condition is met, and a network communication portion to communicate with another device based on the detected data to the communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Maeda
  • Publication number: 20140056607
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an internal control portion operable, in response to input of an internal command, to perform processing predetermined for the internal command in accordance with a parameter set for a setting item corresponding to the internal command, an application executing portion to execute an application program, and an application control portion operable, in the case where the application executing portion outputs an application command, to convert the application command into an internal command and output the internal command to the internal control portion. The application control portion includes an analysis portion operable, at the stage of installation of an application program, to analyze the application program and extract an application command, and a setting information updating portion to update the setting information to a state where the internal control portion is capable of executing the internal command corresponding to the application command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihiro MAEDA
  • Patent number: 8547569
    Abstract: In order to easily set a process condition with effective use of a function of each of a plurality of MFPs, an image processing system includes a plurality of MFPs connected to a network. Each of a plurality of MFPs includes a group function information storing unit to store, for each of a plurality of MFPs, function information which defines an individual process that does not allow processed data to be output to any MFP other than that MFP and a shared process that allows processed data to be output to any MFP other than that MFP, a setting screen display unit to read function information of all of a plurality of MFPs to display a setting screen that allows setting of a process condition for performing a process that can be performed in at least one of a plurality of MFPs, a process condition reception unit to receive the process condition, and an output unit to output the process condition to any one of a plurality of MFPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 8543677
    Abstract: A communication control device capable of performing data communication with an information processing device connected through a network, for performing data communication corresponding to a command from an application part which requests data communication with the information processing device, comprises: a communication control part for outputting response information obtained through the data communication corresponding to the command from the application part; and a virtually response part and for generating virtual response information, containing information as to the information processing device, responding to the command from the application part. The communication control part manages registration information including at least one command for requesting virtual data communication performed hypothetically with the virtually response part registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Maeda