Patents by Inventor Yuki Asai

Yuki Asai 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: 10756481
    Abstract: A connector and a connector assembly capable of being attached to a freely bendable object such as clothes when used are provided. The connector to be fit to a counterpart connector includes a housing; a conductive contact provided in the housing; and a plurality of holding members comprising a magnetic material provided in the housing. The holding member is configured to be attracted to a magnetic material of the counterpart connector when the connector is fit to the counterpart connector to maintain a fit state. The housing is bendable, and has a plurality of fixing holes formed therein. The holding members are disposed in parallel apart from each other in a longitudinal direction (X direction) in the surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Koyama, Kiyoshi Asai, Toshihiko Kato
  • Patent number: 10756480
    Abstract: A connector and a connector assembly capable of being attached to a freely bendable object such as clothes when used are provided. A connector is attached to a predetermined object such as a clothes and capable of being detachably fitted into a counterpart connector The connector includes: a plate-shaped housing made of an insulating material having bendability; a retention member provided in the housing so as to allow for the bendability, the retention member being configured to retain a fit state with the counterpart connector; a flexible sheet attached to the housing in such a manner as to cover at least a part of the retention member and attached to the object by attaching material; and a conductive contact provided on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Koyama, Toshihiko Kato, Kiyoshi Asai
  • Patent number: 10714867
    Abstract: A waterproof connector capable of maintaining high waterproof properties even under high water pressure is provided. The waterproof connector includes: a connector main body having connection terminals held by a housing; a casing having a connector accommodating portion in which the connector main body is accommodated; and a sealing material fixed to an outer peripheral portion of the housing and preventing water from entering between the housing and the casing. The sealing material includes a peripheral abutting portion configured to abut against an inner peripheral surface of the connector accommodating portion, and a rear abutting portion configured to abut against a rear wall portion of the connector accommodating portion, and the housing includes a sealing material supporting surface configured to support a rear surface portion of the rear abutting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Koyama, Kiyoshi Asai, Toshihiko Kato
  • Patent number: 10708459
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus that may communicate with a server, which may include: a storage that stores a virus pattern file; and a hardware processor that discriminates, when a transition is made from a state in which power supply to the hardware processor is interrupted to a state in which the power supply to the hardware processor is made, whether the virus pattern file in the storage is a latest version, in communication with the server, includes an updater that updates, when discriminating that the virus pattern file is not the latest version, the virus pattern file to a virus pattern file from the server, discriminates whether a job accepted is a first type of job using data from outside the image forming apparatus or a second type of job using data generated inside the image forming apparatus, and executes the first type after the update by the updater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Yuki Asai, Katsuhiko Akita, Shinya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10686957
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that executes a plurality of processes related to a file, includes: a memory that stores a file; a processor that executes virus checking on the file. The memory stores: virus type information that associates a type of a virus detected during the virus checking with at least one of the plurality of processes; and file type information that associates a type of file with at least one of the plurality of processes, and the processor restricts one of the plurality of processes associated with the type of the detected virus, and another of the plurality of processes associated with the type of file possibly infected with the detected virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Shinya Hashimoto, Yuki Asai
  • Publication number: 20200171845
    Abstract: A printing device includes a platen roller, a guide, and an adhesion reduction portion. The platen roller is positioned to contact with a liner-less label. The guide is positioned adjacent to the platen roller and the conveying passage of the liner-less label and downstream of the printing position in a conveying direction of the liner-less label. The guide is configured to guide the liner-less label. The guide has a first area and a second area. The first area is closer to the conveying passage than the second area is to the conveying passage. The second area is closer to the platen roller than the first area is to the platen roller. The adhesion reduction portion is provided at the first area and the second area. The adhesion reduction portion is configured to reduce adhesion of gluing agent to the first area and the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki Nagashima, Takehiko Inaba, Sho Asai
  • Publication number: 20200112120
    Abstract: A waterproof connector capable of maintaining high waterproof properties even under high water pressure is provided. The waterproof connector includes: a connector main body having connection terminals held by a housing; a casing having a connector accommodating portion in which the connector main body is accommodated; and a sealing material fixed to an outer peripheral portion of the housing and preventing water from entering between the housing and the casing. The sealing material includes a peripheral abutting portion configured to abut against an inner peripheral surface of the connector accommodating portion, and a rear abutting portion configured to abut against a rear wall portion of the connector accommodating portion, and the housing includes a sealing material supporting surface configured to support a rear surface portion of the rear abutting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki KOYAMA, Kiyoshi ASAI, Toshihiko KATO
  • Patent number: 10597625
    Abstract: A perfusion culture apparatus, capable of culturing cells having a multilayer structure, includes (i) a film, which is a sheet-shaped carrier on which cells are seeded in a state in which a liquid medium is allowed to pass through the sheet-shaped carrier; (ii) a vessel, which holds the film in a state in which the liquid medium is in contact with front and rear surfaces of the film; and (iii) a gas chamber, which applies pressure from outside to the liquid medium on the side in contact with either of the front and rear surfaces of the film to form a pressure difference between the liquid medium on the side in contact with the one surface and the liquid medium on the side in contact with the other surface, the liquid medium passing through the film in accordance with the pressure difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TAKASAGO ELECTRIC, INC.
    Inventors: Naoya Asai, Yuki Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20200079307
    Abstract: A vehicle surroundings display device includes an imaging device, a display device, and a controller is provided. The imaging device images a region toward a rear side of a vehicle and sideways from the vehicle. The display device is capable of displaying an image captured by the imaging device. The controller controls display of the display device, and selectively a normal active mode, a power-off active mode, a standby mode and a shut-down mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Goro ASAI, Tomoaki IIDA, Kunihiro SUGIHARA, Yuki TAKAHASHI, Taichi HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200070723
    Abstract: A vehicle surroundings display device is provided. The vehicle surroundings display device includes an imaging device, a display device, and a display controller. The imaging device images a region toward a rear side of a vehicle and sideways from the vehicle. The display device is capable of displaying an image captured by the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Goro ASAI, Kunihiro SUGIHARA, Tomoaki IIDA, Yuki TAKAHASHI, Taichi HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200072466
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gas turbine combustor which reduces NOx emissions for a hydrogen-containing fuel, is improved in reliability and realizes stable operation. The gas turbine combustor of the present invention includes a combustion chamber which burns a fuel and air, an air hole plate which is located on an upstream side of the combustion chamber and has air holes which are concentrically arranged plurally in line and plurally in number, and fuel nozzles which are arranged plurally in line and plurally in number, and a fuel nozzle inner wall has a fuel nozzle tapered shape which extends in an outer circumferential direction on a leading end part of the fuel nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro AKIYAMA, Yuki KAMIKAWA, Tomohiro ASAI, Mitsuhiro KARISHUKU, Tatsuya HAGITA, Yoshinori MATSUBARA
  • Publication number: 20200067231
    Abstract: A connector and a connector assembly capable of being attached to a freely bendable object such as clothes when used are provided. The connector to be fit to a counterpart connector includes a housing; a conductive contact provided in the housing; and a plurality of holding members comprising a magnetic material provided in the housing. The holding member is configured to be attracted to a magnetic material of the counterpart connector when the connector is fit to the counterpart connector to maintain a fit state. The housing is bendable, and has a plurality of fixing holes formed therein. The holding members are disposed in parallel apart from each other in a longitudinal direction (X direction) in the surface of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki KOYAMA, Kiyoshi ASAI, Toshihiko KATO
  • Patent number: 10545703
    Abstract: A printing system includes: a printing apparatus; a portable terminal device; and a server, which are connectable to each other, the printing apparatus including a profile creation unit, and a transmission unit, the portable terminal device including a display unit, a transfer request unit, a transfer unit, and a print instruction unit, the server including a saving unit, a reception unit, and a transmission unit, the printing apparatus further including a reception unit, and a print performing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Maekawa, Katsuhiko Akita, Kenro Hama, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Kazusei Takahashi, Daisuke Sakiyama, Yuki Asai, Yuji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200028299
    Abstract: A connector and a connector assembly capable of being attached to a freely bendable object such as clothes when used are provided. A connector is attached to a predetermined object such as a clothes and capable of being detachably fitted into a counterpart connector The connector includes: a plate-shaped housing made of an insulating material having bendability; a retention member provided in the housing so as to allow for the bendability, the retention member being configured to retain a fit state with the counterpart connector; a flexible sheet attached to the housing in such a manner as to cover at least a part of the retention member and attached to the object by attaching material; and a conductive contact provided on the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki KOYAMA, Toshihiko KATO, Kiyoshi ASAI
  • Publication number: 20190394341
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus that may communicate with a server, which may include: a storage that stores a virus pattern file; and a hardware processor that discriminates, when a transition is made from a state in which power supply to the hardware processor is interrupted to a state in which the power supply to the hardware processor is made, whether the virus pattern file in the storage is a latest version, in communication with the server, includes an updater that updates, when discriminating that the virus pattern file is not the latest version, the virus pattern file to a virus pattern file from the server, discriminates whether a job accepted is a first type of job using data from outside the image forming apparatus or a second type of job using data generated inside the image forming apparatus, and executes the first type after the update by the updater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei TAKAHASHI, Yuki ASAI, Katsuhiko AKITA, Shinya HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190373129
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that executes a plurality of processes related to a file, includes: a memory that stores a file; a processor that executes virus checking on the file. The memory stores: virus type information that associates a type of a virus detected during the virus checking with at least one of the plurality of processes; and file type information that associates a type of file with at least one of the plurality of processes, and the processor restricts one of the plurality of processes associated with the type of the detected virus, and another of the plurality of processes associated with the type of file possibly infected with the detected virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Shinya Hashimoto, Yuki Asai
  • Publication number: 20190334359
    Abstract: There is provided a battery charger configured to charge a battery including a battery terminal. The battery charger includes a receiving portion in a form of a recess, and a charging terminal provided in the receiving portion. The battery is attachable to and detachable from the receiving portion. The receiving portion includes a holding portion configured to selectively hold the battery in the receiving portion at one of a first posture and a second posture different from the first posture. When the battery is in the first posture, the battery terminal is in contact with the charging terminal to allow the battery to be charged. When the battery is in the second posture, the battery terminal is separated from the charging terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Sho Asai, Atsuo Hirose, Yuki Nagashima, Ryuichi Kanda, Hitoshi Sanada, Yusuke Ikemoto, Shotaro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190308428
    Abstract: A printing apparatus having a body, a cover, a pair of supporting parts, a locking member, and an engaging portion, is provided. At least one of the pair of supporting parts is a movable supporting part. The locking member arranged on the movable supporting part is movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The engaging portion arranged in a container compartment engageable with the locking member being at the locked position. The locking member at the unlocked position when the cover is open is separated from the engaging portion. In a process where the cover is moved to be closed, a protrusive portion in the cover contacts to be pressed against a contact portion in the locking member, causing the locking member to shift from the unlocked position to the locked position to be engaged with the engaging portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ryuichi Kanda, Takehiko Inaba, Yuki Nagashima, Atsuo Hirose, Hitoshi Sanada, Yusuke Ikemoto, Sho Asai, Shotaro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10409969
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus is an authorization device that gives authority to use of the image forming apparatus. To the host user, the authority to use of the image forming apparatus is given. The image forming apparatus evaluates depth of a relationship between a host user and a guest user different from the host user, on a service used by a plurality of users. Based on the evaluation results, the image forming apparatus gives the authority to use of the image forming apparatus to the guest user. This makes it possible to provide an authorization device capable of improving convenience while securing security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Junichi Hase, Yuki Asai
  • Patent number: 10366216
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus is an authorization device that gives authority to use of the image forming apparatus. To the host user, the authority to use of the image forming apparatus is given. The image forming apparatus evaluates depth of a relationship between a host user and a guest user different from the host user, on a service used by a plurality of users. Based on the evaluation results, the image forming apparatus gives the authority to use of the image forming apparatus to the guest user. This makes it possible to provide an authorization device capable of improving convenience while securing security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Junichi Hase, Yuki Asai