Yuki Sato 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).
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a communication device, a received data processing portion, a human detection sensor, a sensitivity setting portion, a rest control portion, and a return control portion. The sensitivity setting portion sets, based on content of the job data, the sensitivity of the human detection sensor for a time when specific devices including the received data processing portion are in a predetermined rest state. The rest control portion causes the specific devices to transit to the rest state when a predetermined rest condition is satisfied. The return control portion causes the specific devices to transit from the rest state to a return state when the human detection sensor detects a human body in the situation where the specific devices are in the rest state, wherein larger power is consumed in the return state than in the rest state.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an operation display device that includes an operation display device body, a front light emission portion and a rear light emission portion, the operation display device body including an operation display provided in one face of the operation display device body, the front light emission portion being provided on an upper side of the face of the operation display device body where the operation display is provided, the front light emission portion emitting light in accordance with a processing status, the rear light emission portion being provided on an upper side of an opposite face of the operation display device body to the operation display, the rear light emission portion emitting light in synchronization with the front light emission portion, wherein the operation display device is attached to an upper portion of a body of the image forming apparatus.
Abstract: An audio processing apparatus includes a transform unit that transforms time series audio data obtained from first and second microphones into first and second frequency spectrum data; a driving noise computation processing unit that computes a subtraction amount of the driving noise for each of frequencies from the first and second frequency spectrum data obtained by the transform unit; a generating unit that, on the basis of the first and the second frequency spectrum data obtained by the transform unit and the driving noise subtraction amount obtained by the driving noise computation processing unit, generates left and right channel frequency spectrum data in which the driving noise is respectively suppressed; and an inverse transform unit that inverse-transforms the left and right channel frequency spectrum data generated by the generating unit into left and right channel time series audio data, respectively.
June 1, 2018
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January 14, 2020
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Yuki Tsujimoto, Keita Sonoda, Ryosuke Sato
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sensor, an operation section, and a controller. The sensor detects a sensor target. The operation section receives an operation instruction. The controller executes a setting process for controlling the sensor. The setting process is a process to adjust a sensitivity of the sensor according to detection precision. The detection precision is a relationship in a first unit period between the number of times the sensor detects the sensor target and the number of times of the operation section receives the operation instruction.
Abstract: A controller of an information processing device changes a current state among standby states including a first standby state, a second standby state, and a third standby state, in which power consumption decreases in this order. When the non-operation duration runs for a first period, the controller changes the current state from the first standby state to the second standby state. When the non-operation duration subsequently runs for a second period, the controller changes the current state from the second standby state to the third standby state. When the sensor detects a detection target in the second standby state or the third standby state, the controller changes the current state to the first standby state. When the non-operation duration runs for a third period starting from state change, the controller changes the current state from the first standby state to the previous standby state.
Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a first communication unit configured to receive, from an external server, an output suppression message instructing output suppression of a dispersed power source; and a second communication unit configured to perform communication of a predetermined message having a predetermined format with a power management apparatus that manages power of an equipment installed in a consumer's facility. The output suppression of the dispersed power source is performed in accordance with the output suppression message by a conversion apparatus that converts DC power output from the dispersed power source to AC power. The predetermined format includes an information element capable of storing at least one of first information and second information, the first information being related to a communication status with the conversion apparatus, the second information being related to an acquisition status of the output suppression message.
Abstract: The electricity storage device includes: a first conductivity-type first oxide semiconductor; a solid electrolyte layer disposed on the first oxide semiconductor layer, the solid electrolyte layer including a solid electrolyte enabling proton movement; an insulator layer disposed between the solid electrolyte layer and the first oxide semiconductor layer, the insulator layer including an insulating material; and a second conductivity-type second oxide semiconductor layer disposed on the solid electrolyte layer. Provided is the electricity storage device having the increased electricity storage capacity and improved reliability that can be charged without degradation even when the charging voltage is increased.
September 12, 2019
January 2, 2020
Takashi TONOKAWA, Kazuyuki TSUNOKUNI, Juri OGASAWARA, Yuki SATO
Abstract: A secondary battery includes: a first conductivity-type first oxide semiconductor; a first charge layer disposed on the first oxide semiconductor layer, the first charge layer composed by including a first metal oxide; a first separation layer disposed on the first charge layer; and a second conductivity-type second oxide semiconductor layer disposed on the first separation layer. The first charge layer is not composed of a material containing silicon. A second separation layer disposed on the first charge layer between the first separation layer and the first charge layer may be included. Provided is a secondary battery capable of reducing an internal resistance and capable of increasing an electricity storage capacity per unit volume (weight).
Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state image sensing device and an electronic device capable of reducing noises. The solid-state image sensing device includes a photoelectric conversion unit, a charge holding unit for holding charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit, a first transfer transistor for transferring charges from the photoelectric conversion unit to the charge holding unit, and a light blocking part including a first light blocking part and a second light blocking part. The first light blocking part is arranged between a second surface opposite to a first surface as a light receiving surface of the photoelectric conversion unit and the charge holding unit, and covers the second surface, and is formed with a first opening, and the second light blocking part surrounds the side surface of the photoelectric conversion unit. The present technology is applicable to solid-state image sensing devices of backside irradiation type.
Abstract: A control device includes: a recognition unit that recognizes predetermined behavior of a user; an estimation unit that estimates a situation of the user on the basis of the predetermined behavior that is recognized by the recognition unit; an evaluation unit that evaluates certainty of an estimation result from the estimation unit; and an output unit that outputs to the control unit, an operation instruction in accordance with the certainty.
June 17, 2019
December 19, 2019
Kota SAITO, Yoshihiro MATSUGI, Yuki MATSUURA, Seungho CHOI, Yoshikazu MATSUO, Hiromi SATO
Abstract: An apparatus includes an instruction issuer that issues an instruction; and a cache including a cache data memory and a cache tag including cache entries, and a cache controller configured to perform cache-hit judgement, in response to a memory-access instruction issued from the instruction issuer, based on an address of the memory-access instruction and configured to issue a memory-access request to a memory in a case where the cache-hit judgement is a cache miss, wherein the cache controller registers, when issuing the memory-access request, data obtained by the memory-access request in the cache data memory, and registers provisional registration information of a provisional registration state indicating that cache registration is performed by execution of a speculative memory-access instruction in the cache tag, and judges as a speculative entry cache miss and issues the memory-access request.
Abstract: To provide an absorption promotor that is capable of improving the efficiency in absorption of a pharmaceutical drug and that is highly stable, an absorption promotor includes an oxa acid having a structure represented by the formula (1) below, where R1 represents a linear or branched hydrocarbon group having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, one or more but not all carbon atoms of which hydrocarbon group have optionally been substituted by an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom, or a sulfur atom, the hydrocarbon group being saturated or unsaturated; m represents a real number of 0 to 50; n represents an integer of 1 to 5; and —C(?O)—X represents a functional group capable of chemical reaction.
Abstract: A crystal resonator includes a flat plate-shaped crystal element and excitation electrodes. The crystal element has principal surfaces parallel to an X?-axis and a Z?-axis. The X?-axis is an axis of rotating an X-axis in a range of 15 to 25 degrees around a Z-axis. The Z?-axis is an axis of rotating the Z-axis in a range of 33 to 35 degrees around the X?-axis. The excitation electrodes are formed on the respective principal. The excitation electrodes include a first region with a circular outer shape and a second region. The second region is formed at a peripheral area of the first region. The second region has a thickness thinner than the first region and has an elliptical outer shape. The elliptical shape has a long axis extending in a direction in a range of ?5 to +15 degrees with respect to a direction that the X?-axis extends.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an exterior housing, an image forming unit in the exterior housing, the image forming unit, to form an image on a sheet, a scanner to read the image on a document, a first region in the exterior housing, the image forming unit being disposed in the first region in view from a front side of the exterior housing, a second region arranged side by side with the first region in a lateral direction in the exterior housing in view from the front side of the exterior housing, the scanner being disposed in the second region, and an opening defining a space in a front face of the exterior housing. The opening extends across the first region and the second region in a lower part of the exterior housing below the image forming unit and the scanner.
Abstract: The present invention is a method for purifying an NCA, including the steps of: a) dissolving an NCA contaminated with impurities into a solvent which is a good solvent and is not a chlorinated solvent followed by stirring to precipitate an undissolved impurity to afford a suspension, b) adding an acidic filter aid having ability to trap a basic impurity to the obtained suspension followed by filtration and/or forming a fixed bed of the acidic filter aid having ability to trap a basic impurity followed by filtering the suspension to bring the suspension to be in contact with the acidic filter aid having ability to trap a basic impurity, and c) adding the obtained filtrate dropwise to a poor solvent for NCA to crystallize out the NCA in which the impurities are removed. This makes it possible to purify a low-purity NCA conveniently to afford a high-purity NCA.
Abstract: A laser processing machine includes a guide member with which a laser head is engaged so as to be movable to one side in a conveying direction, a moving device configured to move the laser head along the guide member, a counterweight which is movably engaged to the other side of the guide member in the conveying direction and moves along the guide member in a direction opposite to a moving direction of the laser head in conjunction with the laser head moved by the moving device, and a control device which controls the moving device to move the counterweight to a position facing the grease feeding device and to perform grease feeding to an engaged portion between the counterweight and the guide member.
Abstract: An information processing device for reducing the number of times of interrupt notification for notifying completion of execution of input/output instruction and lightening a load of interrupt processing is described. The information processing device prescribes that a driver checks a completion state of a preceding input/output instruction after issuance of the input/output instruction. An issuing timing of the input/output instruction is considered to be a polling timing for checking the completion state of the preceding input/output instruction. Before the input/output device transmits interrupt notification to a CPU, the input/output device sets a timer to stand by for a prescribed time. A processing unit which resets the timer and extends the standby time by a prescribed time in a case where notification that a subsequent input/output instruction is issued arrives from a driver to the input/output device during the time is additionally provided to the input/output device.
Abstract: The local air cleaning apparatus 1 causes a cleaned uniform air flow blown out from an air flow opening face 23 to collide with an air collision face W to flow outside an open region, so as to cause cleanliness to be higher inside a guide 3 and inside the open region than other regions. Additionally, the apparatus 1 includes at least one of a device for measuring pressures inside the guide 3 and inside a push hood 2, a device for measuring the cleanliness inside the guide 3 or of the open region, and a device for measuring a gap area between the guide 3 and the air collision face W, and, to ensure the cleanliness from a result of the measurement, controls such that a flow velocity of the cleaned uniform air flow blown out from the air flow opening face 23 can be decelerated or accelerated.