Patents by Inventor Tsutomu Kimura

Tsutomu Kimura 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: 20040167356
    Abstract: An asymmetric phosphinoselenoic chloride of the present invention is represented by the general formula: 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: Gifu University
    Inventors: Toshiaki Murai, Tsutomu Kimura
  • Patent number: 6760121
    Abstract: A beam scanning printer which includes a light mixing device for mixing green, red and blue rays radiated from three LEDs with each other and directing the mixed beam to a common converging optical system along a common optical axis is provided. Through the common converging optical system, a beam spot that is common to the three colors is formed. The common beam spot is scanned through a polygonal mirror across a photosensitive material in a main scanning direction as the photosensitive material is moved in a sub scanning direction transverse to the main scanning direction, to record a full-color image on the photosensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kimura, Minoru Takahashi, Ko Aosaki, Jin Murayama
  • Publication number: 20030025933
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image ordering system in which an environment for enabling easily printing ordering for unspecified image content can be simply realized. A user watching image content delivered from a content deliverer designates an image to be printed. Then, image specifying information for specifying the image is written into a scene marker possessed by the user. When the user performs printing ordering via a receiving machine, the image specifying information is read out from the scene marker and a thumbnail image provided from the content provider is displayed. When the order is designated, high quality image data is provided from the content provider to the image order processing device. Subsequently, the image order processing device transfers the data so as to ask a print finishing operator to perform a print finishing processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kimura, Takayuki Iida
  • Patent number: 6479942
    Abstract: A light emission device includes organic light emission element arrays for red, green and blue, each of which has a plurality of microscopic organic light emission elements arranged in line. Three-color recording light beams of one line emitted from said organic light emission element arrays are applied to an instant photo film through corresponding condenser lenses and graded-index type optical fiber. The condenser lenses are formed integrally with a surface of a transparent plate, on the other side of which the organic light emission element arrays for red, green and blue are stacked. In order to correct axial chromatic aberration, radius of curvature of each condenser lens is varied in accordance with the color of light beam emitted from corresponding organic light emission element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kimura
  • Publication number: 20010028223
    Abstract: A light emission device includes organic light emission element arrays for red, green and blue, each of which has a plurality of microscopic organic light emission elements arranged in line. Three-color recording light beams of one line emitted from said organic light emission element arrays are applied to an instant photo film through corresponding condenser lenses and graded-index type optical fiber. The condenser lenses are formed integrally with a surface of a transparent plate, on the other side of which the organic light emission element arrays for red, green and blue are stacked. In order to correct axial chromatic aberration, radius of curvature of each condenser lens is varied in accordance with the color of light beam emitted from corresponding organic light emission element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Applicant: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kimura
  • Publication number: 20010026310
    Abstract: An LED beam source emits plural light beams which are independently controllable and become incident light of a polygon mirror. The LED beam source comprises LED elements of which light-emitting timing and light intensity are independently controllable, a base member for retaining the LED elements, and a mask plate for commonly covering light emitting sides of the LED elements. The mask plate is formed with beam openings corresponding to the respective outputted beams. Four corners of the mask plate are provided with positioning holes, and four corners of the base member are provided with positioning projections. Assembling is easily performed by inserting the positioning projection into the positioning hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Publication date: October 4, 2001
    Applicant: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kimura
  • Patent number: 6105870
    Abstract: ID number is written in machine readable format which can be read by an apparatus and in man readable format which can be read by an operator to specify a photographic film. When ID number in machine readable format is read in error, ID number is represented in man readable format, and when ID number is input by an inputting device, the photographic film is specified by the input ID number, so that a predetermined testing process is effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kimura, Junji Sugano
  • Patent number: 5986741
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus for reading an image recorded on a photographic film includes: a solid-state imaging device on which an image derived from light transmitted through the photographic film is formed; a density-measuring device for receiving the light transmitted through the photographic film and for measuring a large area transmittance density of the image for each color of R, G, and B; and a correcting device for correcting image color signals on the respective colors of R, G, and B outputted from the solid-state imaging device, on the basis of a ratio of large area transmittance densities of the image for the respective colors of R, G, and B determined from an RGB output of the density-measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kimura
  • Patent number: 5968214
    Abstract: An air cleaning apparatus for vehicles includes an ozone generator, diffusing plate, and activated charcoal filter, which are disposed sequentially from the upstream side of air flow in an air cleaning duct. The activated charcoal filter contains acid treated activated charcoal and alkali treated activated charcoal. Thus, in the air cleaning apparatus for vehicles, the ozone generator oxidizes ammonia and acetaldehyde and then absorbs and removes the products by acid activated charcoal and alkali activated charcoal. As a result, ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid which are bad odor components of cigarette smoke can be removed sufficiently and effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignees: Komatsu Ltd., Zexel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nagata, Shigetomo Noda, Shinichi Hara, Toshio Harada, Tadakazu Ono, Tsutomu Kimura, Teruaki Yamaguchi, Toshinori Sugiki
  • Patent number: 5926255
    Abstract: A photographic film and printing method and apparatus for the film are disclosed. The apparatus comprises reading means which reads an ID number at the time of print with film processing of the photographic film having the ID number printed thereon; print data entering means which enters print data about the exposure amount; storage means which associates and stores the ID number and the print data so that the print data obtained at the time of the print with film processing is saved; exposure controlling means which reads the ID number of said photographic film, retrieves the print data which corresponds to the ID number from said storage means, and automatically controls the exposure amount based on said print data when said photographic film is reprinted. As a result, the quality of the photographic film can be maintained constant without operator's help in either case of the print with film processing and the reprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kimura
  • Patent number: 5914475
    Abstract: ID number is written in machine readable format which can be read by an apparatus and in man readable format which can be read by an operator to specify a photographic film. When ID number in machine readable format is read in error, ID number is represented in man readable format, and when ID number is input by an inputting device, the photographic film is specified by the input ID number, so that a predetermined testing process is effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kimura, Junji Sugano
  • Patent number: 5883698
    Abstract: A magnetic head and line sensor are mounted along the transport passage of a color negative film. The magnetic head reads trimming information recorded on a magnetic recording layer of the negative film, and sends the trimming information to an image processing unit. The line sensor scans an original frame of the negative film synchronously with the transportation of the film and reads the image data of the frame one line after another. In accordance with the trimming information, the image processing unit generates image data for a trimmed image so as to fully use the width of the color paper, and sends the image data to a line printer unit. The line printer unit scans a light beam synchronously with the transportation of the color paper, to record the trimmed image, one line after another, on the color paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kimura
  • Patent number: 5822040
    Abstract: An image testing method which improves an image testing ability and enables rapid testing processing. When an operator effects testing for an image displayed at a set test position and instructs alteration of a printing condition set by the testing, the image is scrolled and the next image is displayed at the test position without the altered image being displayed. When the next image is displayed at the test position, the operator starts testing for the next image without moving his/her line of vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Sugahara, Tsutomu Kimura, Junji Sugano, Jun Nakagawa, Ryoichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 5745218
    Abstract: A photographic processing system prints images from photographic films onto photographic printing paper and comprises: a film setting section for setting exposure conditions by which the images are printed onto photographic printing paper, a storage section for storing the exposure conditions for respective images recorded on the film, an exposure condition setting section for setting exposure conditions of the images of the photographic film when photographic prints corresponding to the images recorded on the film are reprinted, and a printing section which is responsive to the film setting section or the exposure condition setting section to print images based on the exposure conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Sugahara, Tsutomu Kimura
  • Patent number: 5729328
    Abstract: A photographic film inspection apparatus for inspecting a photographic film before it undergoes exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kimura, Junji Sugano
  • Patent number: 5686809
    Abstract: In a camera battery charger, a solar battery is provided upon a lid of a camera case, and a charging circuit for charging the in-camera battery by the solar battery or an external battery. When a camera is stored in a main body of the case, the in-camera battery is electrically connected to a power supply output terminal of the charging circuit, and is normally charged by the solar battery. When high-speed charging is necessary, the in-camera battery is charged at high speed by an external battery in an external battery adapter set in the main body of the case, or an external battery stored in an external battery storage part integrated with the main body of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kimura, Yoshihiro Fujita, Kenta Namioka, Yasuhiro Nishitani, Shoji Inaba, Yoshiaki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 5671458
    Abstract: A variable-exposure-size camera has an aperture member which defines an aperture through which a photographic film positioned behind the aperture member is exposed to light passing through a taking lens, and a pair of mask members which are disposed between the aperture member and the taking lens and are moved up and down toward and away from each other to change the effective upper and lower edges of the aperture, thereby narrowing the effective opening area of the aperture. The lower edge portion of the upper mask member and the upper edge portion of the lower mask member are bent toward the film surface so that the extreme edges of the edge portions which respectively define the upper and lower edges of the effective opening area of the aperture are positioned near the film surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kubo, Tsutomu Kimura, Hideto Shirane, Masayoshi Hirai
  • Patent number: 5532791
    Abstract: An error detection apparatus for use with an image forming apparatus prevents damage to the image forming apparatus that results from toner sensor error. The image forming apparatus includes a developer housing positioned opposite to a photosensitive body; a toner box for supplying monocomponent toner to the developer housing; a developer roller for developing an electrostatic latent image on the photosensitive body in the developer housing; a toner transport and supply member for transporting and supplying the monocomponent toner to the developing roller; and a toner sensor for detecting either the presence or the absence of the monocomponent toner in at least one of the developer housing and the toner box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhito Takahashi, Tsutomu Kimura, Toru Isosu
  • Patent number: 5510883
    Abstract: An electrophotographic single-component developing device including a development roller; a toner storing portion provided in parallel relationship to an axis of the development roller, for storing a single-component toner; and a toner feeding unit provided in the toner storing portion, for feeding the single-component toner stored in the toner storing portion in a direction parallel to the axis of the development roller and supplying the single-component toner to the development roller. The toner feeding unit has a spiral agitator formed from a wire. Accordingly, the ability of toner feed along the development roller and the ability of toner supply to the development roller can be improved without deterioration of the toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kimura, Masaaki Fukuhara, Yasuhito Takahashi, Toru Isosu
  • Patent number: 5438389
    Abstract: A film analyzer calculates exposure correction amounts for red, green, and blue colors in an image of an original frame of a spliced long film by using the characteristic values of a scene determined from the output of a color image sensor. For a low LATD frame having a minimum value of three-color LATDs smaller than a reference value, a density of an ND filter to be used for printing is calculated in accordance with a difference between the minimum value and the reference value. The long film is loaded into an auto-printer from the film analyzer. A photometry sensor measures three-color LATDs of an original frame set to a print station of the auto-printer. A print exposure time of each color is calculated from the three-color LATDs and exposure correction amounts. Immediately before the low LATD frame is set to the print station, an ND filter having the density determined in advance is inserted into a printing path. Three-color LATDs are measured while the ND filter is inserted into the printing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Kito, Tsutomu Kimura, Junji Sugano