Patents by Inventor Tsuyoshi Ogawa

Tsuyoshi Ogawa 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: 20240036497
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developer container to and from which a replenishment container is attachable and detachable and which includes an accommodating portion that accommodates developer and a replenishment port, an agitation member, an opening/closing member configured to be movable between a closed position and an open position, a drive source for driving the agitation member, and a control portion configured to control the drive source. The apparatus is configured such that image formation is not possible when the opening/closing member is at the open position, and the agitation member is capable of driving in a case where the opening/closing member is at the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Masaaki Sato, Hiroshi Takarada, Koji Fujinaka, Akitoshi Toyota, Yuichiro Inaba, Kenichi Iida, Susumu Nittani
  • Patent number: 11860556
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body, an image bearing member, and a process unit attached to the apparatus body. The process unit includes a frame including a storage portion configured to store developer, a developer bearing member configured to supply developer to the image bearing member to develop an electrostatic latent image. and a circuit board attached to the frame. The circuit board includes a light emitting portion configured to emit light, and a light receiving portion configured to receive the light emitted from the light emitting portion and having passed through an interior of the storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsushi Uneme, Shinichi Nishida, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Masahiro Suetsugu, Kengo Sakai
  • Patent number: 11846895
    Abstract: A cartridge is configured to be attachable to a main body of an image forming apparatus and configured to receive toner supplied from a supply container. The cartridge includes a supply port configured to receive the toner supplied from the supply container, a shutter member configured to cover the supply port, and a locking member. The locking member is moved from a lock position to an unlock position to allow movement of the shutter member by using electric power supplied from the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Wada, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Hiroshi Takarada, Masaaki Sato
  • Patent number: 11846894
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developer container to accommodate developer containing toner, a developer bearing member to rotate while bearing the developer accommodated in the developer container and develop the electrostatic latent image borne on an image bearing member into a developer image, a detection portion to output remainder amount information corresponding to an amount of the developer accommodated in the developer container, and a notification portion capable of notifying a first state indicating that a remainder amount of the developer accommodated in the developer container is a first amount or more and a second state indicating that the remainder amount of the developer accommodated in the developer container is less than the first amount. The notification portion notifies one of a plurality of states including the first state and the second state on a basis of the remainder amount information output from the detection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Koji Wada, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Koji Fujinaka, Takao Sameshima, Tomio Noguchi, Akitoshi Toyota, Susumu Nittani
  • Publication number: 20230400792
    Abstract: A toner container for use with an image forming apparatus is provided with a toner accommodating portion in which toner is accommodated; a base portion including a receiving opening for receiving the toner accommodated in the toner accommodating portion, a discharge opening for permitting discharge of the toner, received through the receiving opening, to an outside of the toner container, and a passage which is a passage extending from the receiving opening to the discharge opening and which is for permitting passing of the toner; and a shutter constituted so as to be rotatable about a rotational axis relative to the base between an open position where the discharge opening is exposed to the outside and a closed position where the shutter covers the discharge opening, wherein the passage extends in a direction in which the passage is inclined relative to the rotational axis so that the receiving opening is in a position where the receiving opening crosses the rotational axis and so that the discharge opening
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Koji Wada, Hiroshi Takarada, Tsuyoshi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20230389232
    Abstract: An optical transceiver includes a case including a heat sink, one or more heat generating bodies disposed in the case, one or more heat conducting portions protruding from an inner wall surface of the case and thermally contacting the one or more heat generating bodies, and a heat pipe that transfers heat from the one or more heat conducting portions to the heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Mohammad Shahed Ahamed, Yuji Saito, Akihiro Takamiya, Tsuyoshi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20230366634
    Abstract: A heat pipe includes a flat container having an internal space in which a working fluid is sealed and a flat surface facing the internal space, and a wick disposed in the internal space. The wick includes a first wick having a plurality of first voids and a second wick having a plurality of second voids. The first wick rises from the flat surface and is fixed to the flat surface. The second wick is formed of a sintered body of powders and covers a surface of the first wick. Each of the plurality of second voids is smaller on average than each of the plurality of first voids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Mohammad Shahed Ahamed, Harutoshi Hagino, Akihiro Takamiya, Yoji Kawahara, Tsuyoshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11809095
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developer container to and from which a replenishment container is attachable and detachable and which includes an accommodating portion that accommodates developer and a replenishment port, an agitation member, an opening/closing member configured to be movable between a closed position and an open position, a drive source for driving the agitation member, and a control portion configured to control the drive source. The apparatus is configured such that image formation is not possible when the opening/closing member is at the open position, and the agitation member is capable of driving in a case where the opening/closing member is at the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Masaaki Sato, Hiroshi Takarada, Koji Fujinaka, Akitoshi Toyota, Yuichiro Inaba, Kenichi Iida, Susumu Nittani
  • Patent number: 11774881
    Abstract: A toner container for use with an image forming apparatus is provided with a toner accommodating portion in which toner is accommodated; a base portion including a receiving opening for receiving the toner accommodated in the toner accommodating portion, a discharge opening for permitting discharge of the toner, received through the receiving opening, to an outside of the toner container, and a passage which is a passage extending from the receiving opening to the discharge opening and which is for permitting passing of the toner; and a shutter constituted so as to be rotatable about a rotational axis relative to the base between an open position where the discharge opening is exposed to the outside and a closed position where the shutter covers the discharge opening, wherein the passage extends in a direction in which the passage is inclined relative to the rotational axis so that the receiving opening is in a position where the receiving opening crosses the rotational axis and so that the discharge opening
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Koji Wada, Hiroshi Takarada, Tsuyoshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11679430
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a method of correcting a bend of a joint type-turbine rotor comprises: measuring displacement of a convex portion of the bend at a joined portion of the joint type-turbine rotor or displacement of a surface opposite to the convex portion in a circumferential direction of the joint type-turbine rotor; heating the convex portion; and cooling the joined portion after the step of heating. The steps of heating and cooling are performed during the step of measuring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Niki, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Kenji Kamimura
  • Publication number: 20230185215
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a container and a detecting portion. The detecting portion includes a light emitting element, a light receiving element, and a light guiding portion. The light guiding portion includes first to fourth projected portions. An upper surface of the second projected portion is positioned above a first virtual rectilinear line along an upper surface of the first projected portion in a case where an upper surface of the second projected portion is viewed in a direction crossing both a first direction and a direction of gravitation. An upper surface of the third projected portion is positioned above a second virtual rectilinear line along an upper surface of the fourth projected portion as viewed in a direction crossing a second direction and the direction of gravitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Shinichi Nishida, Tetsushi Uneme, Masahiro Suetsugu
  • Patent number: 11643114
    Abstract: The disclosure is an information processing device that manages an operation of an autonomous vehicle having a loading space in which a parcel is loaded. The information processing device includes a control unit that executes: acquiring operation plan information including a route along which the autonomous vehicle travels when the autonomous vehicle delivers the parcel, and a delivery time for the parcel; and acquiring vacant space information based on the operation plan information, the vacant space information including a traveling section where a vacant space is generated in the loading space of the autonomous vehicle, a time when the vacant space is generated in the loading space of the autonomous vehicle, and the size of the vacant space that is generated in the loading space of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABISHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Suzuki, Toru Nishitani, Jun Usami, Minami Yoda, Kensuke Koike, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Yohei Tanigawa
  • Publication number: 20230134527
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developer container to and from which a replenishment container is attachable and detachable, the developer container including an accommodating portion, and a supporting portion, wherein the developer container includes a projection portion that is provided at one end portion thereof in the rotation axis direction of the developer bearing member and projects toward the supporting portion more than a center portion of the developer container in a crossing direction crossing the rotation axis direction, the projection portion communicates with the accommodating portion and includes, at a distal end portion thereof, an attachment portion configured such that the replenishment container is attachable thereto in a state of being exposed to the outside of the apparatus, and a replenishment port for replenishing the accommodating portion with developer from the replenishment container is defined in the attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2023
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Inventors: Koji Wada, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Hiroshi Takarada, Kenji Matsuzaka, Takao Sameshima, Tomio Noguchi, Yuichiro Inaba, Kenichi Iida, Masaaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20230131224
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides devices and method of manufacturing the devices. An example device includes a substrate, a first electrode on the substrate, a light-emitting element electrically connected to the first electrode by a first metal wiring, and a second electrode electrically connected to the light-emitting element. The first electrode and the light-emitting element are laterally separated from each other. The light-emitting element is connected to the first metal wiring at a side that faces the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi OGAWA
  • Patent number: 11610216
    Abstract: A control section of a server apparatus as an information processing apparatus in the disclosure executes: inquiring of a terminal of a user who desires to board a self-driving vehicle operating for pickup-delivery of an item, whether or not the user is able to handle work of pickup-delivery of the item at a pickup-delivery location between the self-driving vehicle and a pickup-delivery service user; and when a response indicating that the user is able to handle the work of pickup-delivery when the user is on board the self-driving vehicle is received from the terminal, transmitting to the self-driving vehicle an instruction to allow the user who desires to board and is able to handle the work of pickup-delivery to board the self-driving vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Suzuki, Toru Nishitani, Jun Usami, Minami Yoda, Kensuke Koike, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Yohei Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 11573521
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developer container to and from which a replenishment container is attachable and detachable, the developer container including an accommodating portion, and a supporting portion, wherein the developer container includes a projection portion that is provided at one end portion thereof in the rotation axis direction of the developer bearing member and projects toward the supporting portion more than a center portion of the developer container in a crossing direction crossing the rotation axis direction, the projection portion communicates with the accommodating portion and includes, at a distal end portion thereof, an attachment portion configured such that the replenishment container is attachable thereto in a state of being exposed to the outside of the apparatus, and a replenishment port for replenishing the accommodating portion with developer from the replenishment container is defined in the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Wada, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Hiroshi Takarada, Kenji Matsuzaka, Takao Sameshima, Tomio Noguchi, Yuichiro Inaba, Kenichi Iida, Masaaki Sato
  • Patent number: 11569899
    Abstract: Provided is a system including: a first vehicle equipped with a land mobile station for mobile communication; and a second vehicle that transports the first vehicle and a user holding a terminal for mobile communication. The system further includes a control unit configured to acquire radio wave intensity of the mobile communication at a current location of the second vehicle, and generate, when the acquired radio wave intensity is less than a predetermined intensity, a command to unload the first vehicle from the second vehicle; and generating a command to relay the mobile communication by the land mobile station of the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Suzuki, Toru Nishitani, Jun Usami, Minami Yoda, Kensuke Koike, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Yohei Tanigawa
  • Publication number: 20230026290
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developer container to and from which a replenishment container is attachable and detachable and which includes an accommodating portion that accommodates developer and a replenishment port, an agitation member, an opening/closing member configured to be movable between a closed position and an open position, a drive source for driving the agitation member, and a control portion configured to control the drive source. The apparatus is configured such that image formation is not possible when the opening/closing member is at the open position, and the agitation member is capable of driving in a case where the opening/closing member is at the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Masaaki Sato, Hiroshi Takarada, Koji Fujinaka, Akitoshi Toyota, Yuichiro Inaba, Kenichi Iida, Susumu Nittani
  • Publication number: 20220404735
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developer container to accommodate developer containing toner, a developer bearing member to rotate while bearing the developer accommodated in the developer container and develop the electrostatic latent image borne on an image bearing member into a developer image, a detection portion to output remainder amount information corresponding to an amount of the developer accommodated in the developer container, and a notification portion capable of notifying a first state indicating that a remainder amount of the developer accommodated in the developer container is a first amount or more and a second state indicating that the remainder amount of the developer accommodated in the developer container is less than the first amount. The notification portion notifies one of a plurality of states including the first state and the second state on a basis of the remainder amount information output from the detection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Koji Wada, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Koji Fujinaka, Takao Sameshima, Tomio Noguchi, Akitoshi Toyota, Susumu Nittani
  • Publication number: 20220382283
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus manages operation of an autonomous vehicle that delivers a package. The information processing apparatus includes a control section that before the autonomous vehicle arrives at a basic delivery destination that is an original delivery destination of the package, acquires a location, at a planned delivery time of the package, of a user that receives the package, and where the location is different from the basic delivery destination, transmits an instruction for delivering the package to the location to the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi SUZUKI, Toru Nishitani, Jun Usami, Minami Yoda, Kensuke Koike, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Yohei Tanigawa