Patents by Inventor Yasuhiro Imai

Yasuhiro Imai 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: 11004594
    Abstract: A surge voltage reduction member includes a tubular magnetic body having a through-hole and at least one coil wire. The coil wire is inserted through the through-hole and has a winding portion which is winded around a portion of the magnetic body. The coil wire is formed by connecting a bent coil element wire and a straight coil element wire. Where the coil wire has two or more bent coil element wires, the winding portion is formed by connecting the through-hole passing portion of one of adjacent bent coil element wires to the outside passing portion of the other of the adjacent bent coil element wires and connecting the outside passing portion of the one of the adjacent bent coil element wires to the straight coil element wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Hayato Iizuka, Hiroaki Imai, Naoki Fujimoto, Hiroshi Aihara
  • Patent number: 10915281
    Abstract: A printing apparatus acquires change history information indicating a print setting value of a print setting item has been changed in accordance with received change instructions, with the print setting item being a print setting item that has not been able to be set for the print job selected from a list by an external device having transmitted the print job to the printing apparatus, and displays recommended settings that are print settings determined based on the acquired change history information about the selected print job. A print setting value of a print setting item of a print job selected from the list is changed based on a selection of the displayed recommended settings, and the selected print job is executed by using print setting values including the print setting value that has been changed in accordance with the received change instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Imai
  • Publication number: 20200142654
    Abstract: A printing apparatus comprising: an operation device; a memory storing instructions; and a processor which is capable of executing the instructions causing the printing apparatus to: receive a print job from an external device; store the received print job; receive a change instruction for a print setting for the stored print job from a user by the operation device; execute the stored print job by using the print setting that has been changed in accordance with the received change instruction; manage change history information indicating a content of the change of the print setting; and present a recommended setting that is a print setting determined based on the managed change history information by the operation device upon receipt of the change instruction for the print setting for the stored print job from the user by the operation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Imai
  • Patent number: 10644441
    Abstract: A cable according to the present invention comprising: a connector to be connected to a subject device; a bundle of electric wires for supplying signals and/or power to the connector; and a holding member for holding the connector and the electric wires, the connector and the electric wires being connected inside the holding member, a direction of the connector extending to the outside from the holding member being same with a direction of the electric wire being drawn out to the outside from the holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HORIZON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Imai, Yasuhiro Imai, Sergii Leontiev
  • Patent number: 10445041
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is capable of performing hold printing that holds a received print job and performs the print job in accordance with instructions to perform printing from a user, and includes a document type specification unit configured to specify a document type from the print job, a setting rule acquisition unit configured to acquire a setting rule in which print setting values are associated with a document type, and a setting value change unit configured to change a print setting value of the print job based on a setting rule of a document type corresponding to a document type specified by the document type specification unit, which is acquired by the setting rule acquisition unit. In addition, a display control unit is configured to perform control so as to display the print job whose print setting value is changed by highlighting the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Imai, Hisashi Terae
  • Patent number: 10340643
    Abstract: A charging connector comprising: a pair of power supply terminals for pinching power supply terminals of a Type-C plug connector complying with the USB connector standard from both sides, and a pair of grounding terminals and for pinching qrounding terminals of the plug connector from both sides; wherein the power supply terminals and the grounding terminals are configured by fork terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HORIZON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Imai, Yasuhiro Imai, Sergii Leontiev
  • Publication number: 20190114125
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus of the present invention is an image forming apparatus capable of performing hold printing that holds a received print job and performs the print job in accordance with instructions to perform printing from a user, the image forming apparatus including: a document type specification unit configured to specify a document type from the print job; a setting rule acquisition unit configured to acquire a setting rule in which print setting values are associated with a document type; a setting value change unit configured to change a print setting value of the print job based on a setting rule of a document type corresponding to a document type specified by the document type specification unit, which is acquired by the setting rule acquisition unit; and a display control unit configured to perform control so as to display the print job whose print setting value is changed by highlighting the print job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Imai, Hisashi Terae
  • Patent number: 10194003
    Abstract: In the case where a user changes a setting value, such as an IP address, in a client device equipped with a server function, the setting value as a server is changed, and as a result of this, it is no longer possible to implement synchronization processing with the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Imai
  • Publication number: 20180366889
    Abstract: A charging connector comprising, a pair of power supply terminals for pinching power supply terminals of a Type-C plug connector complying with the USB connector standard from both sides, and a pair of grounding terminals and for pinching grounding terminals of the plug connector from both sides, wherein the power supply terminals and the grounding terminals are configured by fork terminals
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Kiyotaka IMAI, Yasuhiro IMAI, Sergii LEONTIEV
  • Publication number: 20180351291
    Abstract: A cable according to the present invention comprising: a connector to be connected to a subject device; a bundle of electric wires for supplying signals and/or power to the connector; and a holding member for holding the connector and the electric wires, the connector and the electric wires being connected inside the holding member, a direction of the connector extending to the outside from the holding member being same with a direction of the electric wire being drawn out to the outside from the holding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Kiyotaka IMAI, Yasuhiro IMAI, Sergii LEONTIEV
  • Patent number: 10037049
    Abstract: A management system capable of preventing a problem from occurring in synchronizing setting data. The setting data is managed by a server, and is alternatively managed by an MFP as an alternative server. The server keeps a first time. The MFP keeps a second time. The MFP corrects the second time using a difference between the first time and the second time. The MFP manages the setting data based on the corrected second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Imai
  • Patent number: 9876926
    Abstract: A server 100 capable of surely synchronizing MFPs 102 and 103. The server 100 writes a first time that the server 101 measures in response to storing of information changed in the MFP 102. When the time that the server 101 measures is changed, a time difference between the time before the change and the time after the change is calculated. A modified first time is acquired by applying the calculated time difference to the written first time when the time that the server 101 measures is changed after the first time has been written. When the modified first time is a time between a time when a previous inquiry was received from the MFP 103 and a time when a current inquiry from the MFP 103 is received, the information indicating the content of the changed information is transmitted to the MFP 103.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Imai
  • Publication number: 20170248988
    Abstract: A management system capable of preventing a problem from occurring in synchronizing setting data. The setting data is managed by a server, and is alternatively managed by an MFP as an alternative server. The server keeps a first time. The MFP keeps a second time. The MFP corrects the second time using a difference between the first time and the second time. The MFP manages the setting data based on the corrected second time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Imai
  • Publication number: 20170064119
    Abstract: A server 100 capable of surely synchronizing MFPs 102 and 103. The server 100 writes a first time that the server 101 measures in response to storing of information changed in the MFP 102. When the time that the server 101 measures is changed, a time difference between the time before the change and the time after the change is calculated. A modified first time is acquired by applying the calculated time difference to the written first time when the time that the server 101 measures is changed after the first time has been written. When the modified first time is a time between a time when a previous inquiry was received from the MFP 103 and a time when a current inquiry from the MFP 103 is received, the information indicating the content of the changed information is transmitted to the MFP 103.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Imai
  • Patent number: 9483851
    Abstract: A method is provided including acquiring imaging data of an object to be imaged from a computed tomography (CT) detector. The method also includes reconstructing the acquired imaging data into an initial reconstruction image, and performing material characterization of an image volume of the initial reconstruction image to provide a re-mapped image volume. Further, the method includes performing forward projection on the re-mapped image volume to provide forward projection data, and providing an error projection based on the forward projection data. Also, the method includes filtering at least one of the initial reconstruction image, the re-mapped image volume, the forward projection data, or the error projection. The method also includes using the error projection to update the initial reconstruction image to provide an updated reconstruction image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hewei Gao, Adam Cohen, Brian Edward Nett, Paavana Sainath, Yasuhiro Imai
  • Publication number: 20160285696
    Abstract: In the case where a user changes a setting value, such as an IP address, in a client device equipped with a server function, the setting value as a server is changed, and as a result of this, it is no longer possible to implement synchronization processing with the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Imai
  • Publication number: 20160012615
    Abstract: A method is provided including acquiring imaging data of an object to be imaged from a computed tomography (CT) detector. The method also includes reconstructing the acquired imaging data into an initial reconstruction image, and performing material characterization of an image volume of the initial reconstruction image to provide a re-mapped image volume. Further, the method includes performing forward projection on the re-mapped image volume to provide forward projection data, and providing an error projection based on the forward projection data. Also, the method includes filtering at least one of the initial reconstruction image, the re-mapped image volume, the forward projection data, or the error projection. The method also includes using the error projection to update the initial reconstruction image to provide an updated reconstruction image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Hewei Gao, Adam Cohen, Brian Edward Nett, Paavana Sainath, Yasuhiro Imai
  • Patent number: 9069491
    Abstract: In the case where charging by grade in accordance with a plurality of image attributes is performed, it is not possible for a user to identify the image attribute with which printing is performed from the appearance of printed matter that is output. In accordance with a color pixel ratio in image data, an image attribute of the image data is determined and a display unit is controlled to display the determined image attribute and the color pixel ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Imai
  • Publication number: 20140240727
    Abstract: In the case where charging by grade in accordance with a plurality of image attributes is performed, it is not possible for a user to identify the image attribute with which printing is performed from the appearance of printed matter that is output. In accordance with a color pixel ratio in image data, an image attribute of the image data is determined and a display unit is controlled to display the determined image attribute and the color pixel ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Imai
  • Patent number: 8798228
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method to reduce the radiation dose delivered by an imaging system is provided. The method comprises steps of selecting a virtual mask representation based on the shape of an organ to be masked, displaying the virtual mask representation on a scout image and manipulating radiation dose to be delivered so as to modify the virtual mask representation to obtain an optimum attenuation profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Arun Kumar Chandrashekarappa, Pankaj Giri, Gobinath Mani, Yasuhiro Imai, Haruna Onodera