Patents by Inventor Yuji Mitsui

Yuji Mitsui 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: 20220291747
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a structure capable of improving usability related to an input. [Solution] An input system comprising: an input unit configured to receive an input; a presentation unit configured to present a response; and a control unit configured to control the presentation unit such that the response is presented in accordance with the input to the input unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yuji MITSUI, Toshihito TAKAI, Takao ARAYA, Takeshi OHNISHI, Keiji NOMURA, Keita NAKANE, Takakazu SENGOKU, Tomomi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20220289229
    Abstract: A user is made immediately and continuously perceive a change of a predetermined situation. There is provided a control device that includes: a control section configured to control information presentation of a presentation section configured to present information, and in which the control section changes a mode of the information presentation of the presentation section according to a predetermined fluctuation value that can fluctuate. Furthermore, there is provided a tactile presentation system presentation system that includes: a presentation section configured to perform information presentation for a user; and a control section configured to control the information presentation of the presentation section, and in which the control section changes a mode of the information presentation of the presentation section according to a predetermined fluctuation value that can fluctuate under control of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yuji MITSUI, Toshihito TAKAI, Takeshi OHNISHI, Shinobu SASAKI, Kenji IWATA, Yuka TAKAGI, Fumiaki HIROSE, Yasuhiro ONO, Takao ARAYA, Keiji NOMURA, Keita NAKANE, Takakazu SENGOKU, Tomomi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20220283640
    Abstract: When a user is made perceive a plurality of sense presentations, strangeness that the user feels is reduced. There is provided a control device that includes a control section configured to control output of at least two or more sense presentations having different presentation modes, and in which the control section performs control such that an interval of output start timings of the at least two or more sense presentations is a specified interval or less that is based on simultaneous perception characteristics that are characteristics that indicate delay that can allow a user to simultaneously perceive the at least two or more sense presentations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Mayu MYOKAN, Konomu ABE, Yasuhiro ONO, Toshihito TAKAI, Takao ARAYA, Yuji MITSUI, Keiji NOMURA
  • Patent number: 11429063
    Abstract: When a process cartridge is mounted, air introduced to inside an image forming apparatus via an intake unit flows in a space surrounded by a housing of the process cartridge, a contact unit, and an arm unit, and is exhausted via an exhaust unit. When another process cartridge having a housing larger in size than a housing of the process cartridge is mounted, the air introduced to inside the image forming apparatus via the intake unit flows in a space surrounded by the housing of the another process cartridge having the larger housing, a contact unit, and the arm unit, and is exhausted via the exhaust unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuji Mitsui
  • Publication number: 20220229629
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a structure capable of further improving entertainingness of content. [Solution] A content providing system comprising: an output unit; and a control unit configured to control the output unit such that an output is performed in accordance with content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yuji MITSUI, Shinobu SASAKI, Kenji IWATA, Takeshi OHNISHI, Yuka TAKAGI, Fumiaki HIROSE, Toshihito TAKAI, Takao ARAYA, Keiji NOMURA, Keita NAKANE, Takakazu SENGOKU, Tomomi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20220219605
    Abstract: Provided is a control device including a control section configured to control provision of information by a provision section that provides information. The control section causes the provision section to provide the information regardless of whether or not a user has issued a request in a case where a situation that should be understood by the user is detected. Provided is a provision system including: a provision section configured to provide information to a user; and a control section configured to control the provision of the information by the provision section. The control section causes the provision section to provide the information regardless of whether or not the user has issued a request in a case where a situation that should be understood by the user is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yuji MITSUI, Kazuhito YARAGAMI, Toshihito TAKAI, Takao ARAYA, Takeshi OHNISHI, Keiji NOMURA, Keita NAKANE, Takakazu SENGOKU, Tomomi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20220207970
    Abstract: Information presentation that enables a subject to recognize information more easily is performed. A control system includes a control unit that controls presentation of information in a presentation unit that presents the information, in which the control unit controls a mode of the presentation in the presentation unit according to the information to be reported to a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yuji MITSUI, Shinobu SASAKI, Kenji IWATA, Takeshi OHNISHI, Yuka TAKAGI, Fumiaki HIROSE, Toshihito TAKAI, Takao ARAYA, Keiji NOMURA, Keita NAKANE, Takakazu SENGOKU, Tomomi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20220205800
    Abstract: A user is allowed to intuitively visually recognize information that is beneficial to the user. There is provided a control device including a control unit configured to control presentation of information using a presentation unit, in which the control unit causes the presentation unit to present beneficial information that is beneficial to a user as the information. In addition, there is provided a presentation system including: a presentation unit configured to perform presentation of information to a user; and a control unit configured to control of the presentation of information using the presentation unit, in which the control unit causes the presentation unit to present beneficial information that is beneficial to the user as the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yasuhiro ONO, Takeshi OHNISHI, Shinobu SASAKI, Kenji IWATA, Yuka TAKAGI, Fumiaki HIROSE, Yuji MITSUI, Toshihito TAKAI, Takao ARAYA, Keiji NOMURA, Keita NAKANE, Takakazu SENGOKU, Tomomi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20220193563
    Abstract: Provided is a control device which includes a control unit that controls a presentation by a presentation unit on the basis of an action of a user with respect to a device including the presentation unit, wherein the device is a predetermined object that shows a reaction to the action of the user, and the control unit causes the presentation unit to present the presentation imitating the reaction of the predetermined object with respect to the action of the user. Also provided is a presentation system which includes a presentation unit that presents a presentation to a user and a control unit that controls the presentation by the presentation unit on the basis of an action of a user with respect to a device including the presentation unit, wherein the device is a predetermined object that shows a reaction to the action of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Yuji MITSUI
  • Publication number: 20220004146
    Abstract: When a process cartridge is mounted, air introduced to inside an image forming apparatus via an intake unit flows in a space surrounded by a housing of the process cartridge, a contact unit, and an arm unit, and is exhausted via an exhaust unit. When another process cartridge having a housing larger in size than a housing of the process cartridge is mounted, the air introduced to inside the image forming apparatus via the intake unit flows in a space surrounded by the housing of the another process cartridge having the larger housing, a contact unit, and the arm unit, and is exhausted via the exhaust unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventor: Yuji Mitsui
  • Patent number: 11167943
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a supporting portion, a regulating unit supported to be movable in a first direction, a feed unit, a variable resistor including a rotary member configured to be rotated by a movement of the regulating unit in the first direction, and having a resistance value changing according to a rotational phase of the rotary member, an interlocking portion configured to rotate the rotary member in conjunction with the regulating unit, and a substrate including a pattern surface to which the variable resistor is connected. An axial center line of the rotary member extends in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and a direction of gravitational force. The substrate is disposed such that the pattern surface extends in parallel with the first direction and the direction of gravitational force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuji Mitsui
  • Patent number: 11162779
    Abstract: The detection unit includes a first contact member, which comes into contact with a first surface of a recording material and a second contact member, which comes into contact with a second surface of the recording material, the first contact member and the second contact member being disposed so as to oppose each other thus being capable of nipping the recording material, and the first contact member and the second contact member are movable in a direction in which the first contact member and the second contact member nip the recording material, and is rotatable about an axis line extending in a predetermined direction, the predetermined direction being orthogonal to the direction in which the first contact member and the second contact member are movable and being orthogonal to a conveyance direction of the recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuji Mitsui
  • Patent number: 10901356
    Abstract: A detection unit includes a first contact member that comes into contact with a surface of a recording material and a second contact member that comes into contact with the other surface of the recording material, and the first contact member and the second contact member face each other and are capable of nipping the recording material. The first contact member and the second contact member are movable in a direction in which the first contact member and the second contact member nip the recording material. The first contact member and the second contact member are rotatable about an axial line that extends in a direction in which the recording material is conveyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuji Mitsui
  • Publication number: 20210003937
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image forming apparatus including: a first moving member pressed and moved by an openable/closable member when the openable/closable member is opened, and switching a cartridge from a state where the cartridge is positioned in an image forming position to a state where the positioning is released; and a second moving member pressed and moved by the openable/closable member when the openable/closable member is opened, and moving the exposure member from an exposure position to a retracted position, wherein when the positioning of the cartridge is released, a reaction force applied from the first moving member to the openable/closable member reaches a first peak, when the exposure member is moved to the retracted position, a reaction force applied from the second moving member to the openable/closable member reaches a second peak, and timing of the first peak is different from timing of the second peak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Ryuji Tanaami, Keita Nakajima, Koji Miwa, Yuji Mitsui
  • Patent number: 10824088
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image forming apparatus including: a first moving member pressed and moved by an openable/closable member when the openable/closable member is opened, and switching a cartridge from a state where the cartridge is positioned in an image forming position to a state where the positioning is released; and a second moving member pressed and moved by the openable/closable member when the openable/closable member is opened, and moving the exposure member from an exposure position to a retracted position, wherein when the positioning of the cartridge is released, a reaction force applied from the first moving member to the openable/closable member reaches a first peak, when the exposure member is moved to the retracted position, a reaction force applied from the second moving member to the openable/closable member reaches a second peak, and timing of the first peak is different from timing of the second peak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuji Tanaami, Keita Nakajima, Koji Miwa, Yuji Mitsui
  • Publication number: 20200283248
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a supporting portion, a regulating unit supported to be movable in a first direction, a feed unit, a variable resistor including a rotary member configured to be rotated by a movement of the regulating unit in the first direction, and having a resistance value changing according to a rotational phase of the rotary member, an interlocking portion configured to rotate the rotary member in conjunction with the regulating unit, and a substrate including a pattern surface to which the variable resistor is connected. An axial center line of the rotary member extends in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and a direction of gravitational force. The substrate is disposed such that the pattern surface extends in parallel with the first direction and the direction of gravitational force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventor: Yuji Mitsui
  • Patent number: 10671020
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a facing portion provided at a position facing a surface of an image bearing member that corresponds to a portion between a transfer unit and a cleaning unit, wherein a first space for conveying the recording material from the transfer unit to the fixing unit, and a second space between the surface of the image bearing member and the facing portion are formed in the image forming apparatus, and wherein the image forming apparatus includes a block member positioned in the second space and having one end side fixed to the facing portion on a side closer to the first space, the block member being configured to block a flow of an air current, the block member having the other end side in contact with the image bearing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mahito Yoshioka, Takashi Yano, Yuji Mitsui
  • Patent number: 10649381
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing unit having a first shielding member configured to change an opening width of a first opening with respect to a longitudinal direction, a second shielding member configured to change an opening width of a second opening with respect to the longitudinal direction, and a controller that controls, on the basis of an output of a detector and size information of the recording material, the opening widths of the first opening and the second opening, so as to correspond to widths of non-passing portions of the recording material in the nip, by moving the first shielding member and the second shielding member in the longitudinal direction, respectively, when the recording material, having a size other than the maximum size, is inserted into the fixing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuji Mitsui
  • Publication number: 20190384216
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a facing portion provided at a position facing a surface of an image bearing member that corresponds to a portion between a transfer unit and a cleaning unit, wherein a first space for conveying the recording material from the transfer unit to the fixing unit, and a second space between the surface of the image bearing member and the facing portion are formed in the image forming apparatus, and wherein the image forming apparatus includes a block member positioned in the second space and having one end side fixed to the facing portion on a side closer to the first space, the block member being configured to block a flow of an air current, the block member having the other end side in contact with the image bearing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Mahito Yoshioka, Takashi Yano, Yuji Mitsui
  • Patent number: 10394185
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an LED unit capable of being in an exposing position or a retracted position, and a cartridge capable of being inserted into or pulled out with the LED unit in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidehiro Ushiozu, Yuji Mitsui, Keita Nakajima, Koji Miwa