Patents by Inventor Yutaka Hosono

Yutaka Hosono 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: 10681235
    Abstract: An image recording device includes a recorder, a reader and a hardware processor. The recorder records an image on a recording medium. The reader reads, with an imaging element, a surface of the recording medium and a surface of a predetermined reference member. The hardware processor calibrates the reader for a value to be detected by the imaging element, based on a reading result of the reading of the surface of the reference member. Further, the hardware processor performs the calibration in at least one of: a case where a type of the image to be recorded on the recording medium satisfies a predetermined image type condition; and a case where a predetermined reading influence factor which affects a reading result of the reading of the surface of the recording medium satisfies a predetermined reading influence factor condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masakazu Date, Yutaka Hosono, Toshiyuki Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20190109957
    Abstract: An image recording device includes a recorder, a reader and a hardware processor. The recorder records an image on a recording medium. The reader reads, with an imaging element, a surface of the recording medium and a surface of a predetermined reference member. The hardware processor calibrates the reader for a value to be detected by the imaging element, based on a reading result of the reading of the surface of the reference member. Further, the hardware processor performs the calibration in at least one of: a case where a type of the image to be recorded on the recording medium satisfies a predetermined image type condition; and a case where a predetermined reading influence factor which affects a reading result of the reading of the surface of the recording medium satisfies a predetermined reading influence factor condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Masakazu DATE, Yutaka HOSONO, Toshiyuki MIZUTANI
  • Publication number: 20120127530
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for executing an image processing of print data and instructing a printing to a printing apparatus having a consumable supply, comprising: a control section which is configured to monitor an exchange operation of the consumable supply and to execute a data rewriting of a nonvolatile memory by using a volatile memory to be used for the image processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Yutaka HOSONO
  • Publication number: 20080089716
    Abstract: There is described a color image forming method, a color image forming apparatus, and an image forming program, which make it possible to reduce the amount of colorant consumption to a level lower than ever. The color image forming apparatus includes: a first image data converting section to replace achromatic color components included in color image data constituted by color components of Yellow (Y), Magenta (M), Cyan (C) with a first color component of Black (Bk); and a second image data converting section to replace at least a part of any one or any two of residual color components of Yellow (Y), Magenta (M), Cyan (C), which still remain after the achromatic color components are replaced with the first color component of Black (Bk), with a second color component of Black (Bk).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Yutaka Hosono
  • Publication number: 20080050141
    Abstract: There is described a color image forming apparatus, which makes it possible to increase the printing velocity. The apparatus includes: an image processing section to generate either first-processed image data or second-processed image data; an image forming section to form a first color image based on the first-processed image data at a first image forming velocity in a first image forming mode or a second color image based on the second-processed image data at a second image forming velocity in a second image forming mode onto the sheet; and a control section to conduct a changeover operation between the first image forming mode and the second image forming mode. A maximum amount of total toner consumption in the second image forming mode is smaller than that in the first image forming mode, and the second image forming velocity is faster than the first image forming velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Yutaka Hosono
  • Patent number: 6307724
    Abstract: There is provided a device in an accessory apparatus, which is connected with a main apparatus, for protecting a motor driver IC and a logic circuit in the accessory apparatus from the application of a voltage higher than the rated voltage for these circuits, when the connection between the main apparatus and the accessory apparatus (optional apparatus) which receives power from the main apparatus enters an abnormal state. Therefore, even when the power of the main apparatus is ON, the accessory apparatus can be attached to, or removed from, the main apparatus without damaging the circuits. The device comprises an inexpensive element, such as a rectifying diode or a Zener diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Fujitsu, Limited
    Inventors: Yutaka Hosono, Teruaki Yagoshi, Kazuo Shimada
  • Patent number: 5420310
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing 5,6,7-trinor-4,8-inter-m-phenylene PGI.sub.2 derivative using 3a,8b-cis-dihydro-3H-5,7-dibromocyclopenta[b]benzofuran as a starting material, as well as compounds which are intermediates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Ohno, Hiroshi Nagase, Yutaka Hosono, Hisanori Wakita, Koji Kawai, Hideo Yoshiwara
  • Patent number: 5202447
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing 5,6,7-trinor-4,8-inter-m-phenylene PGI.sub.2 derivative [VII] using 3a,8b-cis-dihydro-3H-5,7-dibromocyclopenta[b]benzofuran (1) as a starting material, as well as compounds of the formulae (8) and (11) which are intermediates for the preparation of the compound of the formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Ohno, Hiroshi Nagase, Yutaka Hosono, Hisanori Wakita, Koji Kawai, Hideo Yoshiwara