Patents by Inventor Yoji NISHIDA

Yoji NISHIDA 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: 11323586
    Abstract: A reading device includes an emission unit that emits light; a first reflecting unit having a first reflecting surface that reflects the light emitted by the emission unit toward a document; a second reflecting unit having a second reflecting surface that reflects the light reflected by the first reflecting unit and specularly reflected by the document; a first support unit that supports the first reflecting unit and the second reflecting unit and fixes a relative position and a relative orientation between the first reflecting surface and the second reflecting surface; and a second support unit that supports the first support unit such that at least one of a position and an orientation of the first support unit is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yoji Nishida, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210368057
    Abstract: Provided is a reading device including: a first emitting unit configured to emit light; an optical path unit having a reflection surface configured to reflect a part of light emitted from the first emitting unit, and an optical path configured to guide the part of light from the reflection surface to an original; and an image sensor that generates an image from specular reflection of the part of light guided by the optical path from the original.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yoji NISHIDA, Hiroshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210368058
    Abstract: A reading device includes an emission unit that emits light; a first reflecting unit having a first reflecting surface that reflects the light emitted by the emission unit toward a document; a second reflecting unit having a second reflecting surface that reflects the light reflected by the first reflecting unit and specularly reflected by the document; a first support unit that supports the first reflecting unit and the second reflecting unit and fixes a relative position and a relative orientation between the first reflecting surface and the second reflecting surface; and a second support unit that supports the first support unit such that at least one of a position and an orientation of the first support unit is adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yoji NISHIDA, Hiroshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210306507
    Abstract: A reading device includes an emission unit that emits light; a first reflecting unit having a first reflecting surface that reflects the light emitted by the emission unit toward a document; an optical path unit including a second reflecting unit having a second reflecting surface that reflects the light reflected by the first reflecting unit and specularly reflected by the document, the optical path unit defining an optical path that guides the light reflected by the second reflecting surface; an image sensor that generates an image represented by light guided by the optical path unit; and a support unit that supports the first reflecting unit and the second reflecting unit and fixes a relative position and a relative orientation between the first reflecting surface and the second reflecting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Hiroshi WATANABE, Yoji NISHIDA
  • Patent number: 9560234
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a support table that supports a document; a light source that is supported movably along the support table between a reading start position set near one end of the support table and a reading end position set near the other end of the support table and that irradiates the document with light; a reading member that reads an image based on reflected light from the document; and an image composing unit that composes read image information based on a first image read by the reading member and a second image based on light reflected from the document in a direction different from a direction of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Nishida, Shusaku Yokota
  • Publication number: 20160295061
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a support table that supports a document; a light source that is supported movably along the support table between a reading start position set near one end of the support table and a reading end position set near the other end of the support table and that irradiates the document with light; a reading member that reads an image based on reflected light from the document; and an image composing unit that composes read image information based on a first image read by the reading member and a second image based on light reflected from the document in a direction different from a direction of the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Yoji NISHIDA, Shusaku YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20160149415
    Abstract: Control device of a microgrid including at least one heat engine power generator is connected to a load via a distribution line and operates a heat engine to generate electric-power; a natural energy power generation device is connected to the distribution line and generates electric-power using natural energy; an electric-storage device including a battery and electric-power converter, the electric-storage device causing the electric-power converter to charge the battery with electric-power fed via the distribution line and discharge the battery to feed the electric-power to the distribution line, the control device controlling at least one heat engine power generator to perform or stop power generation and control the electric-storage device to charge or discharge the battery, to compensate for surplus or deficient electric-power of the electric-power generated in the natural energy power generation device with respect to a load electric-power demand and to maintain the battery in chargeable or dischargeabl
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirofumi IJICHI, Yoji NISHIDA, Shinichi EDO, Tomoaki TAKEBE
  • Patent number: 9325871
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming apparatus body including an image forming section that forms an image, an image reading device disposed on an upper side of the image forming apparatus body to read an image, a first wall provided in the image forming apparatus body, a second wall provided in the image reading device to overlap with the first wall in an up-down direction, and at least one support member provided in the image forming apparatus body or the image reading device to overlap with the first wall and the second wall in the up-down direction, the at least one support member supporting the image reading device relative to the image forming apparatus body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shusaku Yokota, Yoji Nishida, Tomoaki Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20150281486
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming apparatus body including an image forming section that forms an image, an image reading device disposed on an upper side of the image forming apparatus body to read an image, a first wall provided in the image forming apparatus body, a second wall provided in the image reading device to overlap with the first wall in an up-down direction, and at least one support member provided in the image forming apparatus body or the image reading device to overlap with the first wall and the second wall in the up-down direction, the at least one support member supporting the image reading device relative to the image forming apparatus body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shusaku YOKOTA, Yoji NISHIDA, Tomoaki KITAMURA