Patents by Inventor Toshinori Asai

Toshinori Asai 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: 9341984
    Abstract: This developing apparatus includes a toner supply passage for supplying new toner fed from a toner cartridge to a toner carrying region where a toner carrier is arranged, and the toner supply passage is provided with a backflow prevention portion for preventing old toner from backflowing toward the toner cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshinori Asai
  • Patent number: 9081324
    Abstract: A developing device is equipped with a photoreceptor drum on which an electrostatic latent image is formed, a developing roller that supplies toner to the electrostatic latent image of the photoreceptor drum, a supply roller, a regulating roller, and a toner recovery unit that recovers at least toner adhering to the developing roller. The toner recovery unit includes a recovery member in which toner is recovered and which is disposed beneath the developing roller, the supply roller, and the regulating roller so as to be detachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshinori Asai
  • Publication number: 20140270854
    Abstract: This developing apparatus includes a toner supply passage for supplying new toner fed from a toner cartridge to a toner carrying region where a toner carrier is arranged, and the toner supply passage is provided with a backflow prevention portion for preventing old toner from backflowing toward the toner cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshinori ASAI
  • Publication number: 20140270860
    Abstract: A developing device is equipped with a photoreceptor drum on which an electrostatic latent image is formed, a developing roller that supplies toner to the electrostatic latent image of the photoreceptor drum, a supply roller, a regulating roller, and a toner recovery unit that recovers at least toner adhering to the developing roller. The toner recovery unit includes a recovery member in which toner is recovered and which is disposed beneath the developing roller, the supply roller, and the regulating roller so as to be detachable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshinori ASAI
  • Patent number: 8382277
    Abstract: A layered structure is provided with a recording unit, a reading unit whose back edge is connected to the recording unit via a pivot member, a support member having (i) a connecting portion that is connected pivotally to the reading unit, (ii) a contact portion that contacts a counterface surface of the recording unit facing the reading unit, and (iii) a support column that positions the contact portion at a position a certain distance from the connecting portion, a biased member that is biased against the support member in a forward direction, and a stopping portion formed on the counterface surface to stop the contact portion contacting the counterface surface from being displaced along the counterface surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Chinzei, Toshinori Asai
  • Publication number: 20090244249
    Abstract: A layered structure is provided with a recording unit, a reading unit whose back edge is connected to the recording unit via a pivot member, a support member having (i) a connecting portion that is connected pivotally to the reading unit, (ii) a contact portion that contacts a counterface surface of the recording unit facing the reading unit, and (iii) a support column that positions the contact portion at a position a certain distance from the connecting portion, a biased member that is biased against the support member in a forward direction, and a stopping portion formed on the counterface surface to stop the contact portion contacting the counterface surface from being displaced along the counterface surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Sieko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Chinzei, Toshinori Asai
  • Patent number: 7196287
    Abstract: A fuser includes a fusing roll unit having a fusing roll, a pressurizing roll unit having a pressurizing roll and a coil spring resiliently biasing the pressurizing roll. The units are secured by a pair of engagements. One engagement includes a hook provided at the fusing roll unit and an eye provided at the pressurizing roll unit and capable of guiding and thus moving the units pivotably relative to each other when said hook is engaged therein. The fuser can thus have a simple structure formed of a reduced number of components and enhancing workability and facilitating its fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignees: Funai Electric Co., Ltd., Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshinori Asai
  • Publication number: 20060213894
    Abstract: A fuser includes a fusing roll unit having a fusing roll, a pressurizing roll unit having a pressurizing roll and a coil spring resiliently biasing the pressurizing roll. The units are secured by a pair of engagements. One engagement includes a hook provided at the fusing roll unit and an eye provided at the pressurizing roll unit and capable of guiding and thus moving the units pivotably relative to each other when said hook is engaged therein. The fuser can thus have a simple structure formed of a reduced number of components and enhancing workability and facilitating its fabrication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshinori Asai
  • Patent number: 6419581
    Abstract: A game apparatus and a method of replaying a game display a moving entity which moves in a given area on a display screen. The game apparatus has a memory for storing, for a predetermined period of time, absolute coordinates in the predetermined area of a moving entity which moves in the predetermined area in response to a control signal entered by an operator while a game is in progress, and a display data generating unit or reading the absolute coordinates from the memory in response to a replay request from the operator and processing the absolute coordinates into display data depending on processing information supplied from an input unit by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinori Asai, Takayuki Yanagihori
  • Patent number: 6231443
    Abstract: A game apparatus and a method of replaying a game display a moving entity which moves in a given area on a display screen. The game apparatus has a memory for storing, for a predetermined period of time, absolute coordinates in the predetermined area of a moving entity which moves in the predetermined area in response to a control signal entered by an operator while a game is in progress, and a display data generating unit or reading the absolute coordinates from the memory in response to a replay request from the operator and processing the absolute coordinates into display data depending on processing information supplied from an input unit by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinori Asai, Takayuki Yanagihori
  • Publication number: 20010001091
    Abstract: A game apparatus and a method of replaying a game display a moving entity which moves in a given area on a display screen. The game apparatus has a memory for storing, for a predetermined period of time, absolute coordinates in the predetermined area of a moving entity which moves in the predetermined area in response to a control signal entered by an operator while a game is in progress, and a display data generating unit or reading the absolute coordinates from the memory in response to a replay request from the operator and processing the absolute coordinates into display data depending on processing information supplied from an input unit by the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2001
    Publication date: May 10, 2001
    Inventors: Toshinori Asai, Takayuki Yanagihori
  • Patent number: 6146275
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus capable of displaying guidance and of setting the operating environment for an application program when the capability of a computer system is different from the operating environment expected by the application program. The image processing apparatus comprises: a CD-ROM drive 8 for loading an application program; a main processing unit 2 for forming graphic signals by executing the application program; and a display 3 for displaying the graphic signals. The main processing unit comprises: a determining unit 211 for determining whether or not the main processing unit 2 has provided the operating environment expected by the application program; a display control unit 212 for displaying guidance on the display 3 based on the results of the determination of the determining unit 211; and a setting unit 213 for allowing the operating environment of the application program to be set by the main processing unit 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinori Asai, Toshinori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5905864
    Abstract: A data reading and image processing system for a video entertainment system with a CD-ROM capability is disclosed with a pair of separate computer systems that are controlled through a controller for accessing data from a memory unit. A first computer system can control the reading of data and the storing of the data in the memory unit in coordination with a first synchronization time period while the second computer system can control the processing of video data signals in an image processing circuit during a second synchronization time period. The data can be appropriately enabled to a position within the memory unit to assist in parallel processing by both computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Terasima, Toshinori Asai, Masaki Kawahori
  • Patent number: 5812980
    Abstract: A program operating apparatus comprises a body unit and a memory unit, attachable to and detachable from the body unit, for storing an application program. The memory unit stores sales area data indicating sales areas of the memory unit. The body unit stores sales area data indicating sales areas of the body unit. When executing software of the memory unit, there are checked the sales area data of this memory unit and the sales area data of the body unit. Thus, the memory unit sold in areas exclusive of the sales areas of the body unit is prevented from operating on that body unit. Similarly, the body unit sold in areas exclusive of the sales areas of the memory unit prevents an execution of the memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshinori Asai
  • Patent number: 5779548
    Abstract: A game apparatus and a method of replaying a game display a moving entity which moves in a given area on a display screen. The game apparatus has a memory for storing, for a predetermined period of time, absolute coordinates in the predetermined area of a moving entity which moves in the predetermined area in response to a control signal entered by an operator while a game is in progress, and a display data generating unit or reading the absolute coordinates from the memory in response to a replay request from the operator and processing the absolute coordinates into display data depending on processing information supplied from an input unit by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinori Asai, Takayuki Yanagihori
  • Patent number: 5668945
    Abstract: A data security apparatus and method permits programmed data stored in a replaceable external storage medium to be processed by the data processor when it is determined that a security code is stored on the external storage medium and a replacement second external storage medium is available. The data can then be transferred under a controlled process without performing a security check on the second external storage medium. A hardware security apparatus can therefore be disabled to permit authorized game developers to test their games on an actual game system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Ohba, Toshinori Asai
  • Patent number: 5437464
    Abstract: A data reading and image processing system for a video entertainment system with a CD-ROM capability is disclosed with a pair of separate computer systems that are controlled through a controller for accessing data from a memory unit. A first computer system can control the reading of data and the storing of the data in the memory unit in coordination with a first synchronization time period while the second computer system can control the processing of video data signals in an image processing circuit during a second synchronization time period. The data can be appropriately enabled to a position within the memory unit to assist in parallel processing by both computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Enterprises
    Inventors: Junichi Terasima, Toshinori Asai, Masaki Kawahori
  • Patent number: 5371792
    Abstract: A CD-ROM disk comprises an identifier region having a disk identifier recorded in and a security code region having a security code recorded in. The identifier region and the security code region are provided in one sector of a boot sector to be read when actuated. The disk identifier includes a preset identification code, and the security code includes at least a program to be executed after check of the security code, and display data for displaying a license.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Kabushkuki Kaisha Sega Enterprises
    Inventors: Toshinori Asai, Masaki Kawahori
  • Patent number: RE35839
    Abstract: A CD-ROM disk comprises an identifier region having a disk identifier recorded in and a security code region having a security code recorded in. The identifier region and the security code region are provided in one sector of a boot sector to be read when actuated. The disk identifier includes a preset identification code, and the security code includes at least a program to be executed after check of the security code, and display data for displaying a license.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Enterprises
    Inventors: Toshinori Asai, Masaki Kawahori