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1.

SPEECH REPRODUCTION CONTROL SYSTEM, SPEECH REPRODUCTION CONTROL METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM ENCODED WITH SPEECH REPRODUCTION CONTROL PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18376770
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-04
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Nagata, Akihiro

Abstract

A speech reproduction control system includes a speech reproducer that reproduces speech data in speech, a character reproducer that converts the speech data into characters for reproduction, and a hardware processor that reproduces first speech data and second speech data in parallel, wherein the hardware processor reproduces the first speech data by using the character reproducer, turns off reproduction of the first speech data by the speech reproducer or reproduces the first speech data at a volume lower than a volume for reproduction of the second speech data, and reproduces the second speech data by using the speech reproducer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04M 3/56 - Arrangements for connecting several subscribers to a common circuit, i.e. affording conference facilities
  • G10L 13/04 - Methods for producing synthetic speech; Speech synthesisers - Details of speech synthesis systems, e.g. synthesiser structure or memory management
  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems
  • G10L 21/034 - Automatic adjustment

2.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18376577
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-04
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Oonishi, Taizou
  • Harashima, Yu
  • Saito, Masashi
  • Nishinoue, Kazunori
  • Sakamaki, Tsutomu

Abstract

An image forming apparatus including: an image former that forms an image on a recording material; includes a fixer that has a first fixing member having an elastic layer, a second fixing member that forms a fixing nip with the first fixing member, and an external heater that heats the first fixing member from outside, and fixes the image on the recording material by heating and pressing the conveyed recording material at the fixing nip; and a hardware processor that executes a thermal expansion mode, in which in the thermal expansion mode, the hardware processor causes the external heater to heat the first fixing member to a temperature higher than a temperature during normal printing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/20 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for fixing, e.g. by using heat

3.

RECORDING MEDIUM, DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY SYSTEM AND DISPLAY METHOD

      
Application Number 18500536
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-02
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Takahashi, Hidekazu
  • Wada, Hisashi
  • Satou, Ken
  • Nomura, Seiji
  • Ogawa, Ryuta

Abstract

A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores instructions causing a computer to execute: acquiring first information indicating a first lesion candidate area in a medical image, and causing a display to display the medical image attached with first display information that is based on the first information. When causing the display to display the medical image attached with the first display information, in a case that the first lesion candidate area or the first display information is not displayed within an image display area of the display, the computer causes the display to display presence information on the first lesion candidate area or the first display information.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 3/40 - Scaling of a whole image or part thereof
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G16H 30/20 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for handling medical images, e.g. DICOM, HL7 or PACS

4.

ROUND RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM, CONSOLE FOR ROUND RADIOGRAPHY, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18490350
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-19
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hasegawa, Satoshi
  • Hayashi, Naoki
  • Hiroshige, Akira
  • Yanagisawa, Kenichi

Abstract

A round radiography system performing round radiography using a radiographic imaging apparatus includes: a hardware processor that obtains examination information on an examination performing round radiography, and generates additional information for supporting the round radiography in the examination; and a display that displays the obtained examination information, and the generated additional information. The additional information is at least any of a size of the radiographic imaging apparatus, information about appropriateness of a radiographic image, radiographic difficulty, information about trimming of the radiographic image, information on a radiographer, and information about change from a predetermined radiographic condition, in past radiography of a subject of the examination or a subject having a physical size similar to that of the subject.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis

5.

SHEET CHARACTERISTIC DETECTION DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18504625
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-08
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki
  • Asano, Hitoshi
  • Izumiya, Yumiko
  • Ishikawa, Akimasa
  • Koyanagi, Yasuo

Abstract

A sheet characteristic detection device includes: a detector that is disposed on a sheet ejection path through which a sheet is ejected and that detects an electrical resistance value of the sheet; and a charge neutralizer that is disposed on a downstream side of the detector on the sheet ejection path and that neutralizes electric charge on the sheet.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • G03G 21/00 - Arrangements not provided for by groups , e.g. cleaning, elimination of residual charge

6.

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME

      
Application Number 18475625
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-27
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ishida, Takeshi
  • Itami, Akihiko
  • Fujita, Toshiyuki
  • Nishimura, Kazukuni

Abstract

An electrophotographic photoreceptor includes a photosensitive layer on a support, wherein the photosensitive layer includes at least a charge generating layer, a charge transporting layer, and a protective layer, the charge generating layer contains titanyl phthalocyanine or a derivative thereof, the charge transporting layer contains a charge transporting material, the protective layer contains a reactant of a polymerizable monomer having a charge transporting structure and a polymerizable monomer having no charge transporting structure, and the charge transporting material, and a ratio of the mass of the charge transporting material contained in the protective layer is greater than 3% by mass and less than 9% by mass with respect to the total mass of a reactant of the polymerizable monomer having the charge transporting structure and the polymerizable monomer having no charge transporting structure, and the charge transporting material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 5/147 - Cover layers
  • G03G 5/047 - Photoconductive layers characterised by having two or more layers or characterised by their composite structure characterised by the charge-generation layers or charge-transporting layers
  • G03G 5/06 - Photoconductive layers; Charge-generation layers or charge-transporting layers; Additives therefor; Binders therefor characterised by the photoconductive material being organic
  • G03G 21/16 - Mechanical means for facilitating the maintenance of the apparatus, e.g. modular arrangements

7.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18505186
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-09
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Okano, Nobuhiko

Abstract

An image forming apparatus includes a conveyor that conveys continuous paper, a speed detector that contacts the continuous paper conveyed by the conveyor to detect a conveyance speed of the continuous paper, and a hardware processor that controls the conveyor based on a detection result detected by the speed detector so that the conveyance speed of the continuous paper reaches a target value, wherein the hardware processor adjusts the target value based on at least one of information about the continuous paper and information about a job.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

8.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL PROGRAM, AND CONTROL METHOD

      
Application Number 18283974
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-15
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Okazaki, Tomoya
  • Tachi, Koki
  • Takahashi, Yoshiyuki

Abstract

Provided is an information processing apparatus capable of preventing erroneous detection of an abnormality even in a case where a region other than an inspection target region appears in an image of an object or even in a case where the appearance of the object may partially vary because of the nature of the object. An information processing apparatus includes: a generating section that acquires an image and generates a reconstructed image based on the image; an identification section that identifies an inspection target region in the image based on the image; and a calculation section that calculates a difference in the inspection target region between the image and the reconstructed image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G06V 10/25 - Determination of region of interest [ROI] or a volume of interest [VOI]
  • G06V 10/74 - Image or video pattern matching; Proximity measures in feature spaces

9.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND EXAMINATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE

      
Application Number 18281905
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-24
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Onobuchi, Anna
  • Ando, Takanori

Abstract

The present invention provides an examination information management system capable of easily and appropriately setting an account level in a form suitable for an actual situation of a medical institution, even when a large number of related persons access each piece of examination information. The examination information management system includes: a transmission unit that transmits, to a user terminal used by a user, examination information regarding an examination performed in association with medical treatment and a control unit that controls transmission to the user terminal by the transmission unit, in accordance with a characteristic that is set for the user and is for indicating a range of the examination information accessible by the user. By control according to the characteristic, the control unit enables transmission of the examination information to the user terminal even when the user is a person other than a person in charge of the medical treatment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 15/00 - ICT specially adapted for medical reports, e.g. generation or transmission thereof

10.

IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18503605
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-07
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Nagato, Hiromu

Abstract

An image processing system includes: a laminator that laminates an image surface of paper on which an image is formed, and an image reader that is disposed downstream of the laminator in a paper transport direction and reads the image surface of the paper after the lamination by the laminator.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • B41M 7/00 - After-treatment of printed works, e.g. heating, irradiating
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • H04N 1/60 - Colour correction or control

11.

DETECTION METHOD

      
Application Number 18483805
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-10
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner kONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Matsuo, Tsukasa
  • Negishi, Hiroshi
  • Yamaguchi, Keisuke
  • Miyake, Yuki
  • Iwasaki, Toshihiko

Abstract

A detection method includes: preparing sample image data of a sample in which a target substance is labeled with a labeling substance; acquiring first background image data in which an image feature amount of a single bright spot in the sample image data is reduced by a first filter; acquiring second background image data in which an image feature amount of a dense bright spot in the sample image data is reduced by a second filter; synthesizing the first background image data and the second background image data on a basis of brightness information of the sample image data and acquiring synthesized background image data; and obtaining difference image data that is a difference between the sample image data and the synthesized background image data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06V 10/60 - Extraction of image or video features relating to illumination properties, e.g. using a reflectance or lighting model
  • G06T 5/20 - Image enhancement or restoration by the use of local operators
  • G06T 5/50 - Image enhancement or restoration by the use of more than one image, e.g. averaging, subtraction
  • G06T 7/194 - Segmentation; Edge detection involving foreground-background segmentation
  • G06V 10/44 - Local feature extraction by analysis of parts of the pattern, e.g. by detecting edges, contours, loops, corners, strokes or intersections; Connectivity analysis, e.g. of connected components

12.

ULTRASOUND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, ULTRASOUND IMAGE DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM, ULTRASOUND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING ULTRASONIC IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18494371
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-25
First Publication Date 2024-05-09
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Matsumoto, Hiroaki
  • Kaneko, Shikou
  • Takeda, Yoshihiro

Abstract

An ultrasound image processing apparatus includes a reception section that receives an ultrasound image and discriminator determination information from an external apparatus, the ultrasound image being generated based on a reception signal acquired by an ultrasound probe that transmits and receives an ultrasound wave to and from a subject, the discriminator determination information allowing determination of a discriminator that discriminates a target in the ultrasound image, and one or more first hardware processors, in which the one or more first hardware processors determine one from among a plurality of discriminators to which the ultrasound image is to be input, the one discriminator being determined based on the discriminator determination information, input the ultrasound image to the determined discriminator to acquire a discrimination result to be output from the determined discriminator.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves

13.

IMAGE INSPECTION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18381377
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-18
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Nomura, Shoichi

Abstract

An image inspection system includes: a hardware processor that controls image formation by an image former based on a read image generated by reading, by a reader, a medium on which a patch is formed, wherein the hardware processor causes the image former to form, on the medium, a patch corresponding to the medium.

IPC Classes  ?

14.

EXPOSURE DOSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, DYNAMIC IMAGING SUPPORT APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM, AND EXPOSURE DOSE MANAGEMENT METHOD

      
Application Number 18493068
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-24
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Nagatsuka, Sumiya

Abstract

Disclosed is an exposure dose management system including a first hardware processor that: manages exposure doses that a subject has received through imaging by a radiographic imaging apparatus in association with an imaging date and time; accepts a designation of a predetermined period; calculates a cumulative exposure dose obtained by accumulating exposure doses for which the imaging date and time corresponding to each exposure dose is included in the predetermined period from among the exposure doses managed by the first hardware processor; and outputs the cumulative exposure dose.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
  • G01T 1/02 - Dosimeters
  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation

15.

IMAGE INSPECTION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18381370
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-18
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Nomura, Shoichi

Abstract

An image inspection system includes: a hardware processor that controls image formation by an image former based on a read image generated by reading, by a reader, a medium on which a patch is formed, wherein the hardware processor causes the image former to form, on the medium, a patch corresponding to an image formed on a medium by the image former.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • H04N 1/60 - Colour correction or control

16.

ULTRASONIC PROBE, ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BACKING MATERIAL

      
Application Number 18398659
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-28
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Morita, Kiyokazu

Abstract

An ultrasonic probe includes: a piezoelectric element; and a backing material including a matrix resin and thermally conductive particles, arranged on one direction side with respect to the piezoelectric element, wherein a ratio of thermal conductivity of the backing material in a thickness direction to the thermal conductivity of the backing material in a horizontal direction is 3 or more.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • B06B 1/06 - Processes or apparatus for generating mechanical vibrations of infrasonic, sonic or ultrasonic frequency making use of electrical energy operating with piezoelectric effect or with electrostriction
  • H10N 30/03 - Assembling devices that include piezoelectric or electrostrictive parts
  • H10N 30/80 - Constructional details

17.

CONTROL APPARATUS, RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18539763
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-14
First Publication Date 2024-04-18
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Kuwata, Masahiro

Abstract

A control apparatus connected to a plurality of radiographic imaging apparatuses, includes a receiver that receives state information indicating whether a state is a first state in which the radiographic imaging apparatus is not connected to or synchronized with a specific synchronization source or a second state in which the radiographic imaging apparatus is connected to and synchronized with the specific synchronization source, from each of the plurality of radiographic imaging apparatuses, a hardware processor that makes a first determination that at least one of the plurality of radiographic imaging apparatuses is in the first state or a second determination that all of the plurality of radiographic imaging apparatuses are in the second state, based on the state information received from each of the plurality of radiographic imaging apparatuses, and an outputter that outputs whether a determination result by the hardware processor is the first determination or the second determination.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/32 - Transforming X-rays
  • A61B 6/46 - Arrangements for interfacing with the operator or the patient
  • H04N 25/75 - Circuitry for providing, modifying or processing image signals from the pixel array

18.

Image Forming Apparatus

      
Application Number 18482089
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-06
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Kawanago, Takashi

Abstract

An image forming apparatus forming an image on a recording medium, includes: a developing device that forms a toner image on an image carrier, a transfer device that transfers the toner image formed by the developing device to a recording medium at a transfer position, and a charge eliminator that is arranged upstream of the transfer position in a conveyance direction of the recording medium and eliminates charges of the recording medium in a non-contact manner, wherein the charge eliminator is an ionizer and is arranged at a position which is away by a predetermined distance from a conductor for moving ionic particles generated at the time of charge elimination.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 21/20 - Humidity or temperature control
  • G03G 15/16 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for transferring a pattern to a second base of a toner pattern, e.g. a powder pattern

19.

FABRIC TREATMENT AGENT, FABRIC PRINTING METHOD, FABRIC PRINTING APPARATUS, AND PRINTED FABRIC

      
Application Number 18462097
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-06
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner Konica Minolta. Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Kawamura, Ayumi

Abstract

A fabric treatment agent used for printing with a sublimation coloring material, includes: at least an aromatic heterocyclic compound I and an aromatic heterocyclic compound II, wherein a weight average molecular weight of the aromatic heterocyclic compound I is smaller than a weight average molecular weight of the aromatic heterocyclic compound II.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D06P 5/28 - Heat transfer printing using subliming dyes
  • D06P 1/642 - Compounds containing nitrogen

20.

Image Forming Apparatus

      
Application Number 18479907
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-03
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hatano, Hokuto
  • Takaya, Shunichi
  • Saito, Kazuhiro

Abstract

An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrier; a solid lubricant; a lubricant application member that scrapes off the solid lubricant and applies the scraped solid lubricant to a surface of the image carrier; a colorimeter that performs colorimetry of a colorimetric surface of the solid lubricant; and a hardware processor that sets a lubricant application condition such that a predetermined amount of lubricant is applied on the basis of a colorimetric result obtained by the colorimeter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/20 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for fixing, e.g. by using heat
  • G01J 3/50 - Measurement of colour; Colour measuring devices, e.g. colorimeters using electric radiation detectors

21.

RADIATION IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18479940
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-03
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yano, Yuuri
  • Otaki, Junichiro

Abstract

A radiation image photographing apparatus including: a base material that is made of a charged material, a radiation sensor that is provided on the side of a first surface of the base material and detects radiation, a housing that houses the base material and the radiation sensor, and an antistatic member that is provided between the housing and a second surface on the opposite side of the first surface of the base material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01T 1/24 - Measuring radiation intensity with semiconductor detectors

22.

IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18462675
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-07
First Publication Date 2024-04-04
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Koga, Ito
  • Hayase, Toru

Abstract

A toner image is formed on an intermediate transfer belt using a toner containing a crystalline polyester, and a recording material is interposed between the intermediate transfer belt and a secondary transfer roller having a first layer serving as a surface layer, a second layer formed of a solid layer provided on an inner peripheral side of the first layer, and a third layer formed of a porous elastic layer provided on an inner peripheral side of the second layer, and the toner image is transferred onto the recording material by the secondary transfer roller.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/16 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for transferring a pattern to a second base of a toner pattern, e.g. a powder pattern

23.

RADIATION DOSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, RADIATION DOSE MANAGEMENT DEVICE, RADIATION DOSE MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18372829
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-26
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Tomiyama, Yuki

Abstract

A radiation dose management system including a hardware processor that: automatically acquires, from a storage, predetermined information related to an examination of nuclear medicine, and automatically associates the predetermined information with information on a diagnostic reference level corresponding to the examination.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 20/40 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to mechanical, radiation or invasive therapies, e.g. surgery, laser therapy, dialysis or acupuncture

24.

SOFTMAX FUNCTION APPROXIMATION CALCULATION DEVICE, APPROXIMATION CALCULATION METHOD, AND APPROXIMATION CALCULATION PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18275160
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-19
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamano, Ryusuke
  • Uchino, Hiroshi

Abstract

A maximum value of an input value obtained by a comparison circuit 403 is subtracted from each input value by a subtraction circuit 404, an approximate value of an exponential function value corresponding to divided values a1, a2, and a3 obtained by slicing the obtained difference value a for each bit range is read from look up tables table1, table2, and table3 by a look up table reference circuit 406, and is multiplied by a multiplication circuit 408 to calculate an approximate value of the exponential function value having the difference value a as an exponent. At the time of multiplication, a fraction is rounded off, and the number of bits is equalized by a right shift operation. Using a total value of the approximate values obtained by a summing circuit 409, each approximate value is divided by the divider circuit 410 to obtain an approximate value of the softmax function value. In this way, a look up table size used for approximation calculation of the exponential function value of the softmax function can be suppressed without extremely deviating a sign of an error using a fixed-point number or an integer as the input value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 17/17 - Function evaluation by approximation methods, e.g. interpolation or extrapolation, smoothing or least mean square method
  • G06F 7/499 - Denomination or exception handling, e.g. rounding or overflow

25.

PRINTING SYSTEM, PRINTING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18475389
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-27
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Yamamoto, Taro

Abstract

A printing system includes a hardware processor that: acquires a restriction to be applied in a case where a user uses a first printer; acquires a print condition in a case where the user uses a second printer; determines whether the print condition infringes on the restriction; and notifies the user of a determination result.

IPC Classes  ?

26.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, FOG MARGIN DETERMINATION METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM ENCODED WITH FOG MARGIN DETERMINATION PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18464798
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-11
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Mandai, Yuusuke

Abstract

An image forming apparatus includes a density detector that detects a density of a fog image formed on an image bearing member, a temporary determiner that determines a temporary fog margin which is a fog margin representing a difference between a developing bias to be applied to a toner bearing member and a charging bias to be applied to a charging device for charging the image bearing member based on a density detected by the density detector, and a corrector that corrects the temporary fog margin based on a change rate of a density detected by the density detector with respect to a change of a fog margin.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • G03G 15/06 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for developing

27.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18533524
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-08
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Shiraki, Yoko

Abstract

An image forming apparatus enables utilizing an output of proof printing as an output of final printing, wherein the image forming apparatus includes an image former forming an image on a sheet, an image reader reading an image formed on the sheet, and a controller, wherein the controller acquires a determination result of whether or not a sheet, on which an image read by the image reader is formed before the final printing by the image former in order to create a reference image to be used for inspecting an output matter of a printing job, can be used for an output matter of the final printing and controls the number of sheets or copies on which the images are to be formed using the image former at the final printing.

IPC Classes  ?

28.

RECORDING METHOD AND RECORDING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18460164
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-01
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Ikeda, Masashi

Abstract

A recording method includes: conveying a recording medium; and performing recording by ejecting droplets of an inkjet ink onto the recording medium while conveying the recording medium, wherein, a conveyance speed of the recording medium is 500 mm/s or more, the inkjet ink contains at least water and a pigment, the content of the pigment is 5% by mass or more with respect to a total amount of the inkjet ink, and one droplet of the inkjet ink has a volume of 3 pL or less.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B41J 2/21 - Ink jet for multi-colour printing

29.

Processing Apparatus, Setting System, Setting Method, and Computer-Readable Information Recording Medium

      
Application Number 18464766
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-11
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Katsuda, Takeo

Abstract

A processing apparatus includes: a storage that stores a plurality of instructions; and a processor that executes the plurality of instructions. The plurality of instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform: providing a setting screen for setting one or more items relating to the processing apparatus; and setting the one or more items in response to operation performed on the setting screen. The setting screen includes a first setting screen for receiving operation performed by a person, and a second setting screen for receiving operation automated by Robotic Process Automation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

30.

INTERPRETATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, INTERPRETATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, IMAGE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, INTERPRETATION TERMINAL, ANALYSIS APPARATUS, INTERPRETATION MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18466358
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-13
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Katsuhara, Shinsuke
  • Okubo, Yozo

Abstract

An interpretation management apparatus including a hardware processor that: acquires an automatically generated finding obtained by computer processing on medical information; acquires a first interpretation finding created by a user based on the medical information; determines whether or not a result combination is a combination for which an active notification is to be performed, the result combination being a combination of a result of the automatically generated finding and a result of the first interpretation finding; and actively notifies predetermined information in response to determination that the result combination is the combination for which the active notification is to be performed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms

31.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

      
Application Number 18366993
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-08
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Kawakami, Hajime

Abstract

An image forming apparatus that discharges droplets, while moving a recording head relative to a recording medium in a main scanning direction and a sub-scanning direction, to form an image, includes: a carriage; a first recording head that has a first discharge face having a hole, is disposed on the carriage, and discharges a first droplet containing resin through the hole; a second recording head that has a second discharge face having a hole, is disposed on the carriage, and discharges, through the hole, a second droplet containing resin less than the resin contained in the first droplet; a first cleaning device that wipes the first discharge face to clean the first recording head; and a second cleaning device that is different from the first cleaning device and that wipes the second discharge face to clean the second recording head.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/165 - Prevention of nozzle clogging, e.g. cleaning, capping or moistening for nozzles

32.

ABRASIVE SLURRY REGENERATION METHOD AND ABRASIVE SLURRY REGENERATION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18455192
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-24
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakayama, Shin
  • Takahashi, Atsushi
  • Yamazaki, Kazufumi
  • Maezawa, Akihiro
  • Nishibuchi, Sadatoshi
  • Tabata, Kenichi

Abstract

An abrasive slurry regeneration method includes: collecting at least a used abrasive slurry containing an abrasive component and a constituent component of a polishing target object discharged from a polishing machine; inactivating a metal ion dissolved in the used abrasive slurry; dispersing the abrasive component and the constituent component of the polishing target object contained in the used abrasive slurry; separating the dispersed abrasive component and constituent component of the polishing target object to remove the constituent component of the polishing target object; and preparing a regenerated abrasive slurry containing the abrasive component.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B24B 57/02 - Devices for feeding, applying, grading or recovering grinding, polishing or lapping agents for feeding of fluid, sprayed, pulverised, or liquefied grinding, polishing or lapping agents
  • C09G 1/02 - Polishing compositions containing abrasives or grinding agents
  • C09K 3/14 - Anti-slip materials; Abrasives

33.

MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR MANAGING IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND MANAGEMENT SERVER FOR MANAGING IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18461837
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-06
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Itaya, Shimpei

Abstract

A management method for managing one or more image forming apparatuses includes: acquiring first information indicating a target region and second information indicating a situation of the target region; specifying a target image forming apparatus installed in the target region in the one or more image forming apparatuses; and outputting, to the target image forming apparatus, a change instruction for changing a setting content of a setting item of the target image forming apparatus to a setting content corresponding to the second information. The second information includes at least one of information regarding a situation of spread of an infectious disease and information regarding electric power supply.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • G06F 21/56 - Computer malware detection or handling, e.g. anti-virus arrangements

34.

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SUPPORT SYSTEM, RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SUPPORT METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18464569
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-11
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Takagi, Tatsuya
  • Taneda, Atsushi
  • Yanagisawa, Kenichi
  • Hayashi, Naoki

Abstract

A radiographic imaging support system that supports positioning of a radiographing site of a subject with respect to a radiographic imaging apparatus, includes a hardware processor that acquires image information based on an optical image obtained by capturing an image of the radiographing site with an optical camera, generates first target position information regarding a target position of the radiographing site, and outputs the generated first target position information. The first target position information includes information corresponding to a size of the radiographing site.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment

35.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM STORING A COMPUTER READABLE CONTROL PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18366961
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-08
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Watanabe, Wataru
  • Ikari, Ryoei

Abstract

The image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a developing section, and a controller that functions as a sign detector, a charge amount measurement section, and a charge amount adjuster. On the image bearing member, an electrostatic latent image is formed based on image data. The developing section contains a developer, and develops the electrostatic latent image formed on the image bearing member with the developer to form a toner image. The sign detector detects a sign that the charge amount of the developer contained in the developing section changes. The charge amount measurement section measures the charge amount of the developer in accordance with the detection result by the sign detector. The charge amount adjuster adjusts the charge amount of the developer according to the measurement result by the charge amount measurement section.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • G03G 15/08 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for developing using a solid developer, e.g. powder developer

36.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

      
Application Number 18465367
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-12
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Matsuo, Masahiro

Abstract

An image forming apparatus includes: a first hardware processor that, when receiving an execution command of a job related to formation of an image on a continuous recording medium, calculates a consumption amount of a recording agent on a basis of information of the job; and a second hardware processor that determines whether the recording agent is sufficient on a basis of the consumption amount, wherein in a case where the second hardware processor determines that the recording agent is insufficient, a notification that the recording agent is insufficient is made.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

37.

FUSER DRIVING DEVICE, FUSING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18462011
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-06
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Shen, Jian
  • Fang, Jing

Abstract

A fuser driving device, a fusing device and an image forming device are provided. The fuser driving device includes: a front frame and a rear frame, where the front frame and the rear frame are fixedly connected to each other; a gear, where two ends of the gear are respectively mounted to the front frame and the rear frame through a bearing; a driving arm mounted in the gear, where the driving arm is movable axially along the gear to enter into or withdraw from the fuser, and when the driving arm enters into the fuser, the driving arm is driven to rotate through the gear, to drive a fusing roller of the fuser to rotate; and a withdrawing device including a pulling member and an operating member, where one end of the pulling member is connected to the driving arm and the other end is connected to the operating member, and the pulling member is moved by operating the operating member to pull the driving arm to withdraw from the fuser into the gear.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/20 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for fixing, e.g. by using heat

38.

LAMINATING SYSTEM, LAMINATING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18462573
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-07
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kitaguchi, Tatsuya
  • Yamakawa, Mikihiro

Abstract

A laminating system includes: a laminator that performs a laminating process by overlaying a film on a plurality of sheets conveyed; and a hardware processor that, before the laminating process, adjusts an interval between sheets, the interval varying in an image former, such that a leading end and a trailing end of the sheets conveyed from the image former are superposed or the interval between the sheets conveyed from the image former is reduced.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 38/00 - Ancillary operations in connection with laminating processes
  • B32B 41/00 - Arrangements for controlling or monitoring lamination processes; Safety arrangements

39.

CONTROL DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18231205
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-07
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Izumiya, Kenji
  • Ishizuka, Tatsuo
  • Oyama, Hiroshi
  • Shirakuma, Takumi

Abstract

A control device includes a controller that determines, based on physical property information corresponding to physical property of a recording sheet and read information on an image evaluated as abnormal through reading of an image on the recording sheet by a reading section on a recording sheet conveyance path, a process condition under which an image forming section performs image forming on the recording sheet.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/23 - Reproducing arrangements
  • G06K 15/00 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data
  • G06K 15/12 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers by photographic printing
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

40.

MANUFACTURING CONDITION OPTIMIZATION APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND MANUFACTURING CONDITION OPTIMIZATION METHOD

      
Application Number 18261314
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kadena, Kenichi
  • Kamata, Ryuji
  • Hisamitsu, Isamu

Abstract

A manufacturing condition optimization apparatus includes a yield estimator for estimating a yield of a product having a quality that passes inspection by inspection equipment when a manufacturing condition of the product that is manufactured by manufacturing equipment is changed and an optimization processor for calculating an amount of change in the manufacturing condition at which the yield is maximized.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/418 - Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control (DNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)

41.

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING APPARATUS AND MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18457611
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-29
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Otaki, Junichiro
  • Komasaka, Tomonori
  • Takamiya, Kiichi

Abstract

A radiographic imaging apparatus includes: a sensor panel that includes a scintillator that emits light by receiving radiation, and a plurality of radiation detection elements that detect the emitted light; a housing that stores the sensor panel; and a first detector that detects infiltration of a liquid into the housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G01N 23/04 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of wave or particle radiation, e.g. X-rays or neutrons, not covered by groups , or by transmitting the radiation through the material and forming images of the material

42.

INKJET PRINTER, IMAGE FORMATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING IMAGE FORMATION PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18361104
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-28
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Asakura, Shinya

Abstract

An inkjet printer includes a plurality of nozzles and forms an image on a medium with ink ejected from each of the nozzles, and includes: a detector that detects an ejection failure nozzle of the ink from the plurality of nozzles; a test image former that forms on the medium a test image to which an ejection amount of ink from a neighboring nozzle adjacent to the ejection failure nozzle is added as an extra and supplemented; and a job image former that forms on the medium a job image obtained by performing correction of adding as the extra on the ejection amount of the ink from the neighboring nozzle based on the test image formed on the medium.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/045 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
  • G06K 15/00 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers

43.

LAMINATING SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18364239
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-02
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Ogushi, Takehiro

Abstract

A laminating system including: a laminator that performs lamination processing on a plurality of sheets that are conveyed; a second sheet conveyor that is on an upstream side of the laminator and that overlaps a leading end and a trailing end of respective sheets among the plurality of sheets conveyed from a first sheet conveyor including an image former or reduces an interval between the sheets so as not to generate a gap between the sheets; and a hardware processor that determines whether or not specific processing operated by temporarily interrupting an image forming operation occurs in a job, and changes an execution timing of the specific processing to a timing before a start or after an end of the job in response to determination that the specific processing occurs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 41/00 - Arrangements for controlling or monitoring lamination processes; Safety arrangements
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

44.

CLEANING BLADE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CLEANING BLADE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18452187
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-18
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Ogura, Kunihiro
  • Sato, Yuya
  • Yabuki, Shinichi

Abstract

A cleaning blade includes a contact layer that is in contact with a toner image carrier, and a support layer that joins to a support member, wherein the contact layer does not contain an inorganic filler, the support layer contains an inorganic filler having a thermal conductivity (λ) of 30 W/mK or more, and the average particle diameter of the inorganic filler is in a range of 0.1 to 5.0 μm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 21/00 - Arrangements not provided for by groups , e.g. cleaning, elimination of residual charge
  • B32B 27/08 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin as the main or only constituent of a layer next to another layer of a specific substance of synthetic resin of a different kind
  • B32B 27/20 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin characterised by the use of special additives using fillers, pigments, thixotroping agents
  • B32B 27/40 - Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin comprising polyurethanes

45.

EYEWEAR DISPLAY DEVICE AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18462374
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-06
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Ozawa, Tomohiro

Abstract

An eyewear display device includes: a display that displays one or more display areas in front of eyes of a user wearing the eyewear display device; a line-of-sight recognizer that recognizes a line of sight of the user; and a hardware processor that identifies one of the display areas to which the user is turning the eyes, based on a movement of the line of sight recognized by the line-of-sight recognizer, and changes a position of the identified display area.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • G02B 27/00 - Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups ,

46.

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18220304
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-11
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Tomioka, Eigo

Abstract

An image processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that generates an image based on print data of a print job and print image data for forming an image quality adjustment patch at a predetermined cycle and executes replacement processing for replacing a predetermined image with the image quality adjustment patch based on an image quality state of an output product or a state of an image former.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers

47.

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION CONTROL PROGRAM, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

      
Application Number 18272447
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-26
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamaguchi, Takehisa
  • Okamoto, Yuji

Abstract

A communication system includes a terminal device including a sensing device, a network system including wireless communication, and a server that transmits to and receives from the terminal device through the network system via wireless communication. The communication system includes a controller that dynamically controls a transport ratio of an uplink channel to a downlink channel, considering a direction from the terminal device to the server is an uplink channel and a direction from the server to the terminal device is a downlink channel, and the controller adjusts the transport ratio according to a condition of data transport or a type of data transport.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 72/1263 - Mapping of traffic onto schedule, e.g. scheduled allocation or multiplexing of flows

48.

ELECTROMECHANICAL CONVERSION ELEMENT, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD

      
Application Number 18272527
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-02-05
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mashima, Hideki
  • Hara, Shintaro

Abstract

An electromechanical conversion element includes: a first electrode, an electromechanical conversion layer, and a second electrode provided on a substrate; a first high-temperature durable layer that contains a metal oxide between the first electrode and the electromechanical conversion layer; and a second high temperature durable layer that containing a metal oxide between the electromechanical conversion layer and the second electrode. The electromechanical conversion layer contains a perovskite-type crystal. Upon diffraction peak intensities of a (001) plane, a (101) plane, and a (111) plane in X-ray diffraction measurement of the electromechanical conversion layer being I(001), I(101), and I(111), respectively, a degree of orientation of the (001) plane represented by {I(001))/(I(001)+I(101)+I(111)}×100% is 99.0% or more.

IPC Classes  ?

49.

ENERGY RAY IRRADIATION DEVICE AND INKJET IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18449063
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-14
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner Konica Minolta Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Oda, Shoji

Abstract

An energy ray irradiation device includes: an irradiator that faces a conveyance surface and irradiates an ink on a recording medium conveyed on the conveyance surface with an energy ray; an enclosure part that encloses a space between the irradiator and the conveyance surface by a plate member including a first plate member that extends from an end of the irradiator on an upstream side in a conveyance direction toward the conveyance surface on an upstream side of the end; and a first blowout part that supplies a non-reactive gas that does not react with the ink from an end of the first plate member on the upstream side in the conveyance direction into the enclosure part.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form

50.

COLOR CONVERSION SYSTEM, COLOR CONVERSION METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18219509
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-07
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Sakatani, Kazuomi

Abstract

A color conversion system includes: an image reader that reads a test sheet on which a plurality of patches is formed and outputs a read image; and a hardware processor that analyzes a region of interest for each of the patches of the read image according to an operation mode for a color conversion table in which a read pixel value and a pixel value in a color space are associated with each other for each of the patches of the read image, and performs image noise removal processing, and performs color conversion of converting the read pixel value corresponding to the region of interest of the patch into a pixel value in the color space using the color conversion table in a case where the operation mode is a use mode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/90 - Determination of colour characteristics
  • G06T 5/00 - Image enhancement or restoration
  • G06T 5/50 - Image enhancement or restoration by the use of more than one image, e.g. averaging, subtraction
  • G06T 7/11 - Region-based segmentation
  • H04N 1/60 - Colour correction or control

51.

SHEET TYPE DISCRIMINATION DEVICE, SHEET TYPE DISCRIMINATION METHOD, AND SHEET TYPE DISCRIMINATION PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18227017
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-27
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kobayashi, Daisuke
  • Dokiya, Shohei
  • Ooki, Makoto
  • Yuasa, Takafumi
  • Uemura, Takaki
  • Takahashi, Masahiko

Abstract

A sheet type discrimination device includes: a first light source unit that irradiates a sheet with light having a first wavelength and light having a second wavelength; a detection unit that detects light from the sheet and acquires a detection value based on the light; and a control unit that derives a determination result of a type of the sheet, wherein the first light source unit and the detection unit are located on a same side with respect to the sheet, the detection value includes: a first detection value; and a second detection value, and the control unit discriminates first-type recycled paper by first processing using the first detection value, and discriminates second-type recycled paper different from the first-type recycled paper by second processing using the second detection value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

52.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18359995
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-27
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Umeda, Katsuhiro
  • Kurosu, Shigetaka
  • Nishisaka, Yusuke
  • Akita, Hiroshi

Abstract

An image forming apparatus includes a main tank that stores an ink, an ink head that ejects the ink, a first supply channel connected to the main tank, a second supply channel for supplying the ink from the first supply channel to the ink head, and a discharge channel for discharging the ink from the first supply channel without allowing the ink to pass through the ink head. The second supply channel is provided with a first supply valve, and the discharge channel is provided with a discharge valve.

IPC Classes  ?

53.

DEVICE, METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM WITH COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR MANAGING MACHINE TROUBLES, AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM WITH MACHINE TROUBLE MANAGEMENT DEVICE

      
Application Number 18362299
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-31
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Saito, Shinya

Abstract

A management device for managing machine troubles includes a controller that: generates display information in which production timeline information of one or a plurality of jobs and information on errors of the one or a plurality of jobs are associated with each other; and outputs the display information. The production timeline information includes one or a plurality of pieces of production timeline information of the one or a plurality of jobs. The information on errors includes one or a plurality of pieces of error-related information each associated with a corresponding one of the one or a plurality of pieces of production timeline information. In the display information, the one or a plurality of pieces of production timeline information are arranged along one of a vertical axis and a horizontal axis and the one or a plurality of pieces of error-related information are arranged along the other axis.

IPC Classes  ?

54.

INK JET RECORDING SYSTEM AND RECORDING METHOD

      
Application Number 18449041
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-14
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Sugaya, Toyoaki

Abstract

An ink jet recording system including: a conveyance mechanism that includes a temperature controlling conveyance drum that conveys a recording medium to a recording mechanism; a recording mechanism that includes a temperature controlling recording drum that conveys the recording medium, and a process section that applies ink to one surface of the recording medium so as to record an image thereon, a first hardware processor that controls a reversing mechanism to reverse the recording medium to the one surface applied with ink and then delivers the recording medium to the conveyance mechanism, a discharging mechanism provided upstream of the reversing mechanism in a conveyance direction of the recording medium, and a second hardware processor that controls to switch conveyance paths and to determine whether the recording medium to which the ink is applied is conveyed to the discharging mechanism or the reversing mechanism.

IPC Classes  ?

55.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18454478
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-23
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Aso, Hiromu

Abstract

The image forming apparatus is an image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording material using an electrophotographic process, and includes a transfer section that transfers a toner image on an image bearing member onto a transfer-receiving member; and a hardware processor (transfer voltage controller) that controls a transfer voltage to be applied to the transfer section by correcting a reference transfer voltage with a correction amount that is based on an environmental change, wherein, the correction amount depends on at least the transfer voltage, and the hardware processor determines the correction amount for determining the transfer voltage for a current transfer by referring to the transfer voltage for an immediately preceding transfer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/02 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for laying down a uniform charge, e.g. for sensitising; Corona discharge devices
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

56.

MEDICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, MEDICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, MEDICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18229707
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-03
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Terao, Hiroshi

Abstract

A medical information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that sets first checking authority and second checking authority. The first checking authority is authority to check an interpretation report created by a first user who has interpreted a medical image of a subject. The second checking authority is authority to check the interpretation report and is different from the first checking authority.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • G16H 15/00 - ICT specially adapted for medical reports, e.g. generation or transmission thereof
  • G16H 30/20 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for handling medical images, e.g. DICOM, HL7 or PACS

57.

OPTICAL CHARACTERISTIC MEASURING APPARATUS, WAVELENGTH SHIFT CORRECTING APPARATUS, WAVELENGTH SHIFT CORRECTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18272256
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-11
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Kawasaki, Takashi

Abstract

A wavelength of incident light is measured based on signals from a plurality of pixels of a photoelectric conversion element that are arranged in a dispersion direction in which the incident light is dispersed by a spectroscopic section. In correction of a shift in wavelength, a measured amount of shift in wavelength that is a difference between a measured value obtained when an emission line wavelength of incident light from a light source for wavelength shift correction that emits light including an emission line at least one wavelength in a range of wavelengths into which light can be dispersed by the spectroscopic section is measured and an original emission line wavelength is calculated. A reference amount of shift in emission line wavelength is calculated by a polynomial in which a characteristic of a wavelength shift that occurs is represented by a linear or higher polynomial with a variable indicating the wavelength or a parameter relating to the wavelength. Each coefficient of the polynomial is determined based on the calculated measured amount of shift in emission line wavelength and the reference amount of shift in emission line wavelength, and the wavelength of the incident light is corrected based on the determined polynomial.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01J 3/28 - Investigating the spectrum
  • G01J 3/18 - Generating the spectrum; Monochromators using diffraction elements, e.g. grating

58.

Learning Image Generation Apparatus, Learning Image Generation Method, And Non-Transitory Computer-Readable Recording Medium

      
Application Number 18363181
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-01
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Kaseda, Takumi

Abstract

A learning image generation apparatus 5 includes a first image generating unit 21 that receives the known character string Dt and generates a first image G1 including the character string Dt, a second image generating unit 22 that generates a second image G2 to be combined with the first image G1, an image combining unit 23 that generates a learning image G3 by combining the first image G1 and the second image G2, and an outputting unit 24 that outputs the learning image G3 and correct answer data Da of the character string Dt.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06V 30/19 - Recognition using electronic means
  • G06T 11/60 - Editing figures and text; Combining figures or text
  • G06T 11/00 - 2D [Two Dimensional] image generation

59.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18385858
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-31
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Fukai, Shougo

Abstract

An image forming apparatus is provided, including a conveying member configured to convey a long paper along a paper path; an image forming unit which forms an image on the long paper being conveyed by the conveying member along the paper path; an image reading unit which reads a surface of the long paper, the surface having the image formed by the image forming unit; and a color sample member which is arrangeable at a position facing the image reading unit, such that the long paper is conveyed by the conveying member to avoid passing through between the image reading unit and the color sample member. Also included is a switch between a first arrangement in which the image reading unit reads the long paper and a second arrangement in which the image reading unit faces the long paper via the color sample member and reads the color sample member, the switch being made by moving the image reading unit or by moving the color sample member and the conveying member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • G03G 15/01 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for producing multicoloured copies

60.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18355024
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-19
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Tokimatsu, Hiroyuki

Abstract

An image forming apparatus includes: a main tank that stores ink; an ink head unit that includes a first heating device to heat the ink and that ejects the heated ink; a supply channel that supplies the ink from the main tank to the ink head unit; and a second heating device that heats the supply channel. The second heating device starts heating at a predetermined timing such that a temperature of a specific region in the supply channel becomes equal to or more than a second temperature that is a melting point of a component having a highest melting point.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/175 - Ink supply systems
  • B41J 2/045 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
  • B41J 2/165 - Prevention of nozzle clogging, e.g. cleaning, capping or moistening for nozzles

61.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND DETERMINATION METHOD

      
Application Number 18356796
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-21
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Murauchi, Junji

Abstract

An electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes: a replacement detector that detects that a toner bottle has been replaced; a developer that develops an electrostatic latent image by using a toner supplied from the toner bottle and stored; a fog detector that detects a fog amount; and a determiner that determines whether or not the detected fog amount continuously exceeds a predetermined threshold value in a state where a toner supplied from a toner bottle before replacement and a toner supplied from a toner bottle after replacement are mixed in the developer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/08 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for developing using a solid developer, e.g. powder developer
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • G03G 15/10 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for developing using a liquid developer

62.

INKJET HEAD NOZZLE PLATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, INKJET HEAD, AND INKJET RECORDING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18269872
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-01-05
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Shimomura, Akihisa
  • Imura, Atsushi
  • Machida, Tetsuji

Abstract

An inkjet head nozzle plate formed from stainless steel in which a deformation in a nozzle inner wall or a nozzle tip is less, a method of manufacturing the inkjet head nozzle plate, and an inkjet head and an inkjet recording device which use the inkjet head nozzle plate. The inkjet head nozzle plate may be an inkjet head nozzle plate formed from at least stainless steel. The stainless steel is austenitic stainless steel in which a content ratio of a martensite phase is 5.4% or less.

IPC Classes  ?

63.

VITAL DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM, VITAL DATA ACQUISITION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18446950
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-09
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Naka, Atsuhiro

Abstract

A vital data acquisition system includes a hardware processor that: sets an identified region, based on imaged information; acquires vital data based on a detection result from a sensor; and determines whether the identified region is correctly set based on the vital data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 13/86 - Combinations of radar systems with non-radar systems, e.g. sonar, direction finder
  • G01S 3/02 - Direction-finders for determining the direction from which infrasonic, sonic, ultrasonic, or electromagnetic waves, or particle emission, not having a directional significance, are being received using radio waves
  • G01S 13/06 - Systems determining position data of a target
  • G01S 13/50 - Systems of measurement based on relative movement of target

64.

ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18225202
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-24
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kadokura, Masahiko
  • Oura, Koji
  • Okada, Kaoru
  • Mizuno, Takashi

Abstract

An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus that assists an insertion task of a puncture needle into a subject, includes: an ultrasonic probe that acquires an ultrasonic image of an inside of the subject by transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves; a first capture part and a second capture part that are attached to the ultrasonic probe and capture the puncture needle at the insertion task; and a hardware processor that performs image analysis on a first captured image generated by the first capture part and a second captured image generated by the second capture part, and detects an insertion angle of the puncture needle relative to a body surface of the subject using a stereo camera principle, calculates a predicted arrival position of the puncture needle from the insertion angle, and displays a guide image indicating the predicted arrival position on a monitor so as to be superimposed on the ultrasonic image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • A61B 10/00 - Other methods or instruments for diagnosis, e.g. for vaccination diagnosis; Sex determination; Ovulation-period determination; Throat striking implements
  • A61B 10/02 - Instruments for taking cell samples or for biopsy

65.

Image reading apparatus, image reading method, and image reading program

      
Application Number 18226298
Grant Number 11979535
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-07-26
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Grant Date 2024-05-07
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Suzuki, Hiroyuki

Abstract

An image reading apparatus includes: a reader that performs first reading of reading a document and second reading of reading a portion read through a first color in the first reading through a second color using an area sensor having a Bayer arrangement color filter; a generator that generates first image data represented by a plurality of adjacent pixels with a read value obtained through one Bayer arrangement in the first reading as one pixel, and generates second image data using, for each reading position, a value read through the first color in the first reading and a value read through the second color in the second reading; and a selector that selects one of the first image data or the second image data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/04 - Scanning arrangements
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 1/028 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof - Details of scanning heads for picture-information pick-up

66.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, DETECTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18226296
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-26
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hayashi, Akihiro
  • Kobayashi, Yuji
  • Eguchi, Hiroshi
  • Tamada, Takeshi

Abstract

An image forming apparatus includes: a drive source that drives an object; and a hardware processor that detects a fluctuation range of a load applied to the drive source by driving the object, and determines a state of the object on a basis of a detection result.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

67.

IMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEM, LENS UNIT AND IMAGING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18223140
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-18
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner
  • Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
  • KONICA MINOLTA OPTO (DALIAN) CO., LTD. (China)
Inventor
  • Kondo, Akihiro
  • Huang, Zhiyu

Abstract

An imaging optical system includes, in order from an object side, first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth lenses. The first lens has negative power and an object side surface having a convex shape. The second lens has positive power and a meniscus shape being convex toward the object side. The third lens has positive power. The fourth lens has negative power. The fifth lens is a biconvex lens that has positive power. The sixth lens has positive or negative power, has an image side surface, and has an extreme value other than an intersection point with an optical axis on the image side surface of the sixth lens. The imaging optical system satisfies a conditional expression (1); 1.5

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 9/62 - Optical objectives characterised both by the number of the components and their arrangements according to their sign, i.e. + or – having six components only
  • G02B 13/18 - Optical objectives specially designed for the purposes specified below with lenses having one or more non-spherical faces, e.g. for reducing geometrical aberration

68.

ANALYSIS APPARATUS, ANALYSIS SYSTEM, ANALYSIS PROGRAM, AND ANALYSIS METHOD

      
Application Number 18269101
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-22
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Okazaki, Tomoya

Abstract

Provided is an analysis apparatus that can improve detection accuracy and versatility while suppressing an amount of training data in, for example, identifying a cause of a defect in a product using machine learning. An analysis apparatus includes: an acquisition section that acquires input data; an identification section that identifies any one of predetermined recognition classes by inputting the input data to a machine learning model trained in advance with training data; a database that stores a correspondence relationship between the recognition class and predetermined information; an analysis section that analyzes the correspondence relationship between the recognition class and the predetermined information by using the database; and an output section that outputs an analysis result.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G06V 10/94 - Hardware or software architectures specially adapted for image or video understanding
  • G06V 10/764 - Arrangements for image or video recognition or understanding using pattern recognition or machine learning using classification, e.g. of video objects
  • G06V 20/52 - Surveillance or monitoring of activities, e.g. for recognising suspicious objects
  • G06V 10/77 - Arrangements for image or video recognition or understanding using pattern recognition or machine learning using data integration or data reduction, e.g. principal component analysis [PCA] or independent component analysis [ICA] or self-organising maps [SOM]; Blind source separation
  • G06V 10/82 - Arrangements for image or video recognition or understanding using pattern recognition or machine learning using neural networks

69.

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM, AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18485442
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-12
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Miyake, Nobuyuki
  • Hara, Kentaro

Abstract

A transmission apparatus includes a transmission unit that transmits an operation state of a radiation imaging system to a user and a hardware processor that controls a state of the transmission unit, and the hardware processor controls the state of the transmission unit such that the state of the transmission unit is a state based on that at a time of the imaging of the exposure image between the first exposure and the second exposure when imaging the exposure image in the radiation imaging system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment

70.

CONTROL APPARATUS, CONFERENCE SYSTEM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18344004
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-29
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Iwase, Tomohiro

Abstract

A control apparatus includes a hardware processor that obtains information on volume of a sound in a conference room detected by a sound detection device that detects the sound in the conference room during a conference in the conference room, derives an index value that represents risk of information leakage due to sound leakage, based at least on the obtained information on the volume of the sound in the conference room, and causes an output device or an information terminal device installed in the conference room to issue an alert, if the index value is equal to or more than a predetermined threshold.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference

71.

EXPOSURE RECORD TOTALIZER AND RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18378007
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-09
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner Konica Minolta Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Miyake, Nobuyuki
  • Kanamori, Koutarou

Abstract

An exposure record totalizer includes: a hardware processor that adds up a first exposure record of a first exposure image and a second exposure record of a second exposure image, when a radiography system generates the first exposure image through first exposure and the second exposure image through second exposure, and that links information about a third exposure record to a third exposure image generated on the basis of the first exposure image and the second exposure image, the third exposure record being generated by the hardware processor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 23/73 - Circuitry for compensating brightness variation in the scene by influencing the exposure time
  • H04N 5/32 - Transforming X-rays
  • G01T 1/29 - Measurement performed on radiation beams, e.g. position or section of the beam; Measurement of spatial distribution of radiation
  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
  • G01T 1/02 - Dosimeters

72.

STIFFNESS MEASURING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND STIFFNESS MEASURING METHOD

      
Application Number 18220300
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-11
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Koyanagi, Yasuo
  • Yoshida, Kazumichi
  • Sasamoto, Yoshihito
  • Yoshimura, Kazutoshi

Abstract

[Problem] To provide a stiffness measuring device capable of highly accurately measuring the stiffness of a recording material such as a sheet, and an image forming system equipped with the stiffness measuring device. [Problem] To provide a stiffness measuring device capable of highly accurately measuring the stiffness of a recording material such as a sheet, and an image forming system equipped with the stiffness measuring device. [Solution] A stiffness measuring device includes a holding portion that holds a recording material so that a recording surface of the recording material is substantially parallel to a vertical direction, a pressing portion, and a stiffness acquiring section. The pressing portion presses a measurement point located on a lower side in the vertical direction than the portion of the recording material held by the holding portion. The stiffness acquiring section measure a reaction force obtained when the measurement point is pressed by the pressing portion and acquires the measured reaction force as the stiffness of the recording material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

73.

TEXTILE PRINTING INKJET INK AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

      
Application Number 18352353
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-14
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Shiraishi, Masaharu
  • Nakamura, Masaki

Abstract

A textile printing inkjet ink includes: a pigment; a water-dispersible resin; and an aqueous medium, wherein the water-dispersible resin has tensile strength of 0.1 to 4.5 MPa at 25° C. and breaking elongation of 500 to 1500% at 25° C.

IPC Classes  ?

74.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING TRAINING IMAGE DATA FOR SUPERVISED MACHINE LEARNING, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18361054
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-28
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Souma, Yoshihito

Abstract

A system for generating training image data for supervised machine learning for training a defect classifier to be applied to visual inspection. The system arranges a defect model arbitrarily selected from a storage storing defect models obtained by modeling shapes and optical characteristics of defects and an inspection target surface model arbitrarily selected from a storage storing inspection target surface models obtained by modeling shapes and optical characteristics of inspection target surfaces, in any space in which ray tracing is performed by ray tracing simulation software in which an illumination optical system, an image pickup optical system, and an imaging sensor including a plurality of pixels are modeled. The system further traces a plurality of light rays, calculates illuminance at each of the pixels based on an intensity and a number of light rays entering the pixels, and generates pseudo image data as training image data based on the illuminance.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G06T 15/06 - Ray-tracing
  • G06T 15/50 - Lighting effects
  • G06V 10/60 - Extraction of image or video features relating to illumination properties, e.g. using a reflectance or lighting model
  • G06V 10/774 - Generating sets of training patterns; Bootstrap methods, e.g. bagging or boosting
  • G06V 20/70 - Labelling scene content, e.g. deriving syntactic or semantic representations

75.

IMAGE INSPECTION DEVICE, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING A PROGRAM, AND IMAGE FORMING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18378926
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-11
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Oki, Makoto

Abstract

An image inspection device includes a processor coupled to a sensor. The processor reads, using the sensor, an image formed on a recording material by an image forming device and creates a read image; causes an analysis to detect an abnormality in the read image and creates an analysis result; and creates a normal image file including the read image in which the abnormality has not been detected based on the analysis result.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • G03G 15/22 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern involving the combination of more than one step according to groups

76.

TEST APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18210612
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-15
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Fushiya, Kengo
  • Suwama, Dai

Abstract

A test apparatus includes a holder that is capable of holding a test container in which a test object is to be provided, an optical measurement section that performs predetermined processing on the test object of the test container held by the holder, and a hardware processor that controls holding of the test container by the holder and releasing of the holding. In this test apparatus, the test container released from the holding moves in a gravity direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B01L 3/00 - Containers or dishes for laboratory use, e.g. laboratory glassware; Droppers
  • G01N 21/64 - Fluorescence; Phosphorescence

77.

INKJET HEAD, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR INKJET HEAD, AND INKJET-RECORDING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18043709
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-09
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner Konica Minotta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sato, Yohei
  • Shimomura, Akihisa
  • Yoshida, Yoshinori
  • Kozai, Hiroaki

Abstract

An inkjet head contains a silicon nozzle substrate having an ink channel surface and an ink ejection surface facing the channel surface, and having a nozzle penetrating from the channel surface to the ejection surface; a channel substrate bonded to the channel surface of the silicon nozzle substrate, and including an ink channel and a substrate body that forms the ink channel; and a liquid-repellent film provided on the ejection surface of the silicon nozzle substrate. The channel substrate includes a through channel that penetrates the substrate body so as to face the nozzle, n-number of individual circulation channels that communicate with the through channel, extend in a direction away from the nozzle, and have a portion overlapping the substrate body in a plan view. A positional relationship between each of the individual circulation channels and the nozzle satisfies a specific Expression 1.

IPC Classes  ?

78.

RESIDENTIAL ROOM DETERMINATION APPARATUS, RESIDENTIAL ROOM DETERMINATION METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18337254
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-19
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Nakano, Tatsuya

Abstract

An information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that: acquires care receiver information about a care receiver scheduled to enter a care facility, and room information about each of a plurality of rooms in the care facility; and determines a residential room to be allocated to the care receiver from among the plurality of rooms, based on the care receiver information and the room information.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms

79.

OPTICAL DEVICE, SCANNING OPTICAL DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18353178
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-17
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner Konica Minolta Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Taniyama, Akira
  • Hasegawa, Ryo
  • Matsuo, Takahiro

Abstract

An optical device includes: an optical element having a first surface and a second surface; a first seat surface member that abuts on the first surface of the optical element; a first pressing member that abuts on the second surface of the optical element at a position facing the first seat surface member via the optical element, and press the optical element against the first seat surface member; an adjustment member that abuts on the second surface of the optical element at a position different from the first pressing member, and displaces the abutment position to adjust a posture of the optical element; and a second pressing member that abuts on the first surface of the optical element at a position facing the adjustment member via the optical element, and applies a pressing force to the abutment position to press the optical element against the adjustment member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 26/12 - Scanning systems using multifaceted mirrors
  • G02B 26/08 - Optical devices or arrangements for the control of light using movable or deformable optical elements for controlling the direction of light
  • G03G 15/04 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for exposing, i.e. imagewise exposure by optically projecting the original image on a photoconductive recording material

80.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD

      
Application Number 18355604
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-20
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Yamashita, Takashi

Abstract

An image forming apparatus connected to a first post-processing machine that executes first post-processing on at least one of a plurality of sheets includes: an image forming device that forms an image on each of the sheet; and a controller that instructs, in response to an output of a target sheet that satisfies a specific condition from the image forming section, the first post-processing machine to execute the first post-processing on the target sheet and a stacked sheet among the sheets.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • B65H 43/00 - Use of control, checking, or safety devices, e.g. automatic devices comprising an element for sensing a variable

81.

Information Processing Method, Questionnaire Aggregation Apparatus, and Information Recording Medium

      
Application Number 18356559
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-21
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Furukawa, Junichi

Abstract

An information processing method to be executed by a computer comprises: accessing a questionnaire answer consisting of one or more options selected from a plurality of options prepared in advance as answers to each of a plurality of questions, and information recorded as a selection manner in which the one or more options are selected; and calculating a degree of importance of each of the selected one or more options, based on the information recorded as the selection manner.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09B 7/06 - Electrically-operated teaching apparatus or devices working with questions and answers of the multiple-choice answer type, i.e. where a given question is provided with a series of answers and a choice has to be made from the answers
  • G06F 16/332 - Query formulation

82.

DYNAMIC IMAGE ANALYSIS APPARATUS, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND DYNAMIC IMAGE ANALYSIS METHOD

      
Application Number 18355598
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-20
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Watanabe, Ryoichi
  • Fukumoto, Takenori
  • Yamasaki, Yuzo
  • Ishigami, Kousei
  • Kamitani, Takeshi
  • Hida, Tomoyuki

Abstract

A dynamic image analysis apparatus comprising: a hardware processor, wherein the hardware processor is configured to, execute processing to acquire a dynamic image of a chest obtained by dynamic imaging with radiation, execute processing to generate information on pulmonary valve regurgitation based on dynamic image information of a site related to at least one of a pulmonary artery and a heart in the dynamic image, and execute processing to output the generated information on pulmonary valve regurgitation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/026 - Measuring blood flow
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G06V 10/25 - Determination of region of interest [ROI] or a volume of interest [VOI]

83.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM FOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18356451
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-21
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Narimatu, Eiichi

Abstract

An image forming apparatus of a roll-to-roll type includes a hardware processor that functions as a controller. The controller has a real-time adjustment function of printing an adjustment image on a roll sheet, acquiring a reading result of reading the adjustment image from an image reading section, and adjusting an image forming condition in an image forming section in real time based on the reading result during execution of a printing job, and an error-time operation determination function of determining whether to stop or continue the printing job, when an adjustment error in the real-time adjustment function is detected, the determining being based on an occurrence situation of the adjustment error.

IPC Classes  ?

84.

OBJECT DETECTION METHOD, OBJECT DETECTION DEVICE, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18000338
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-05-24
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Sekii, Taiki

Abstract

An object detection method includes a key point estimation step of estimating key point candidates for each object in an image; and a detection step of detecting key points for each object based on the estimated key point candidates. Considering an object model that models shape of an object, the key points are points that satisfy a defined condition among points indicating a boundary of the object model that are projected onto defined coordinate axes. The defined coordinate axes have an origin at a geometric center of the object model and each forms a defined angle relative to a polar axis in a polar coordinate system set for the object model.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06V 10/46 - Descriptors for shape, contour or point-related descriptors, e.g. scale invariant feature transform [SIFT] or bags of words [BoW]; Salient regional features
  • G06T 7/66 - Analysis of geometric attributes of image moments or centre of gravity
  • G06T 7/73 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras using feature-based methods
  • G06V 10/764 - Arrangements for image or video recognition or understanding using pattern recognition or machine learning using classification, e.g. of video objects
  • G06V 10/82 - Arrangements for image or video recognition or understanding using pattern recognition or machine learning using neural networks

85.

CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18202746
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-26
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Naitou, Yasufumi

Abstract

A customer service management apparatus that manages a customer service method for a customer staying in a predetermined region, includes: a receiver that receives an image generated by image-capturing with a plurality of customers as subjects; a customer service determiner that determines whether or not customer service is necessary for each of the customers on the basis of the received image; and a hardware processor that determines, when it is determined that customer service is necessary for a plurality of customers, an order of customer service for the plurality of customers for which customer service is necessary.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 10/0631 - Resource planning, allocation, distributing or scheduling for enterprises or organisations
  • G06V 40/20 - Movements or behaviour, e.g. gesture recognition

86.

POST-PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND ROTATION PADDLE

      
Application Number 18212686
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-21
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Sato, Ryuji

Abstract

A post-processing apparatus that rotates a rotation paddle in which a fin having flexibility is cantilevered by a holder to apply a conveying force along a rotation direction to a sheet to align the sheet, wherein the holder includes a recess in which a peripheral surface part from a support position of the fin to an upstream side in the rotation direction is recessed from a circumscribed circle of the holder, and when the fin elastically turns while being pressed against the sheet with rotation of the rotation paddle, turning of the fin is allowed until the fin comes into contact with a surface of the recess.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/22 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles by contact with rotating friction members, e.g. rollers, brushes, or cylinders and introducing into a pile
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • B65H 31/02 - Pile receivers with stationary end support against which pile accumulates

87.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

      
Application Number 18307314
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-04-26
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Uga, Hiroshi

Abstract

An image forming apparatus includes: an image former that forms a print image; a first hardware processor that detects a defect of an image formed on a print medium by the image former; a display capable of prompting a user to perform maintenance; a communication I/F part capable of notifying an administrator or a person in charge of maintenance of an instruction of maintenance via a communication line; a second hardware processor capable of giving an instruction to the display and the communication I/F part; and a third hardware processor capable of instructing the second hardware processor on a defect notification destination.

IPC Classes  ?

88.

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT DEVICE, RELAY DEVICE, DEVICE TO BE MANAGED, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18323520
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-25
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner KONICA MINOLTA INC. (Japan)
Inventor Nagata, Akihiro

Abstract

A data processing system includes a device to be managed, a relay device, and a management device that receives data generated by the device to be managed via the relay device, wherein the management device includes a hardware processor that: registers the relay device and the device to be managed; prepares a first port and a second port; controls the relay device to cause the device to be managed to set the second port; and, processes the data, the relay device includes a hardware processor that: transmits the data to the first port; and causes the management device to set the second port, and the device to be managed includes a hardware processor that: registers the relay device as a first destination; registers the second port as a second destination; generates data; transmits the data to the first destination; and transmits the data to the second destination.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 1/32 - Circuits or arrangements for control or supervision between transmitter and receiver
  • H04N 1/44 - Secrecy systems

89.

IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18339459
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-22
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Doi, Junichi

Abstract

An image forming system includes: an image forming apparatus that forms an image on a recording medium; a post-processing device that executes post-processing to the recording medium on which the image is formed by the image forming apparatus; a physical property detector that detects physical property information of the recording medium; and a hardware processor that determines a restriction content of the post-processing based on registered post-processing restriction information depending on the physical property information having been detected.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 43/00 - Use of control, checking, or safety devices, e.g. automatic devices comprising an element for sensing a variable
  • B65H 37/04 - Article or web delivery apparatus incorporating devices for performing specified auxiliary operations for securing together articles or webs, e.g. by adhesive, stitching, or stapling
  • B65H 35/00 - Delivering articles from cutting or line-perforating machines; Article or web delivery apparatus incorporating cutting or line-perforating devices, e.g. adhesive tape dispensers

90.

METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND SERVER FOR USER AUTHENTICATION BY COMPUTER

      
Application Number 18209047
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-13
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Muto, Hikaru

Abstract

A method executed by a hardware processor of a computer to manage use of a service at a terminal device, includes: receiving, from the terminal device via a communication network, identification information and authentication information that are input by a user to the terminal device to log in to the service; and in a case that a login to the service is not permitted based on the identification information and the authentication information, permitting a temporary login in which a restriction is placed on some functions of the service.

IPC Classes  ?

91.

SHEET COOLING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18213050
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-22
First Publication Date 2024-01-11
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Nakabo, Masashi

Abstract

A sheet cooling apparatus includes: a fixing device that fixes a toner image on a sheet; an ejection section that ejects the sheet on which the toner image has been fixed; a stacking section that stacks the sheet ejected by the ejection section; an air blowing device that blows air; a first air blowing path that guides the air from the air blowing device so that the air passes through the ejection section; and a second air blowing path that guides the air so as to suppress inflow of the air into the stacking section in a state where the first air blowing path is blocked by the sheet ejected by the ejection section.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 21/20 - Humidity or temperature control
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • G03G 15/20 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for fixing, e.g. by using heat

92.

IMAGE INSPECTION DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 18345239
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-30
First Publication Date 2024-01-11
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Tsukamoto, Yasumasa

Abstract

An image inspection device that inspects a read image of a recording medium on which an image is formed based on a job, the image inspection device includes a hardware processor. The hardware processor executes a continuity inspection of an identifier in an inspection region in the read image. The hardware processor executes the continuity inspection across a plurality of jobs to be inspected.

IPC Classes  ?

93.

SPOOL, LONG MEMBER, CONVEYING DEVICE, AND CLEANING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18207837
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-09
First Publication Date 2024-01-11
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Kanno, Ryoichiro

Abstract

A spool that is rotatably journaled and has a long member wound around the spool, includes: a marker with which a side face of the spool is provided, the side face being orthogonal to a rotation axis of the spool, wherein the marker includes an information-detection bit marker indicating information regarding the long member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/165 - Prevention of nozzle clogging, e.g. cleaning, capping or moistening for nozzles
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form

94.

ACOUSTIC LENS, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, ULTRASOUND PROBE, AND ULTRASONOGRAPHIC DEVICE

      
Application Number 18252638
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-01
First Publication Date 2024-01-11
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mori, Hajime
  • Morita, Kiyokazu

Abstract

An acoustic lens of an ultrasound probe includes: a concave lens portion and a convex lens portion that are joined to each other. A propagation speed of an ultrasonic wave in the convex lens portion is slower than a propagation speed of an ultrasonic wave in the concave lens portion. An acoustic impedance of a lens portion on a side of a subject of the concave lens portion and the convex lens portion is within a range of 1.3 to 1.8 MRayl. A material of the concave lens portion is a thermoplastic resin, and a material of the convex lens portion is a thermoplastic resin.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10K 11/30 - Sound-focusing or directing, e.g. scanning using refraction, e.g. acoustic lenses

95.

LEARNING MODEL, STORAGE MEDIUM STORING DIAGNOSTIC PROGRAM, ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS, ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM, IMAGE DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS, MACHINE LEARNING APPARATUS, LEARNING DATA CREATION APPARATUS, LEARNING DATA CREATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING LEARNING DATA CREATION PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18348592
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-07
First Publication Date 2024-01-11
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kaneko, Shikou
  • Matsumoto, Hiroaki
  • Kawabata, Akihiro
  • Takeda, Yoshihiro

Abstract

A non-transitory storage medium storing a computer-readable diagnostic program that causes a computer to execute outputting that is outputting a first inference result from third ultrasonic image data before processing including coordinate transformation based on a reception signal for image generation received by an ultrasonic probe by using a learning model. The learning model is machine-learned using learning data formed with a pair of: first ultrasonic image data based on a reception signal for image generation received by an ultrasonic probe; and second correct answer data obtained by performing inverse transformation of coordinate transformation on first correct answer data for second ultrasonic image data obtained by performing processing including coordinate transformation on the first ultrasonic image data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
  • G06T 7/50 - Depth or shape recovery
  • G06T 7/62 - Analysis of geometric attributes of area, perimeter, diameter or volume
  • G16H 50/20 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for computer-aided diagnosis, e.g. based on medical expert systems

96.

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

      
Application Number 18337788
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-20
First Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Fujita, Toshiyuki
  • Nishimura, Kazukuni

Abstract

Provided is an electrophotographic photoreceptor capable of reducing the rotational torque of the photoreceptor and also reducing the increase in the rotational torque during long-term use when a cured layer obtained by curing a charge transporting compound having a radically polymerizable group is used as a protective layer. In the electrophotographic photoreceptor, a conductive support, a photosensitive layer, and a protective layer are laminated in this order. The protective layer is formed of a cured product of a composition containing the following: a charge transporting compound having a radically polymerizable functional group; and metal oxide particles surface-treated with a surface treating agent having a silicone chain in a side chain thereof.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 8/00 - Layers covering the final reproduction, e.g. for protecting, for writing thereon
  • G03G 15/02 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for laying down a uniform charge, e.g. for sensitising; Corona discharge devices
  • G03G 15/16 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for transferring a pattern to a second base of a toner pattern, e.g. a powder pattern
  • G03G 7/00 - Selection of materials for use in image-receiving members, i.e. for reversal by physical contact; Manufacture thereof

97.

Method for Cleaning Inkjet Head and Cleaning Device

      
Application Number 18337989
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-20
First Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor Ito, Yohei

Abstract

In a method for cleaning an inkjet head, the inkjet head is cleaned using a first cleaning liquid capable of maintaining a dispersion state of ink and a second cleaning liquid having a solvent different from the ink.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/165 - Prevention of nozzle clogging, e.g. cleaning, capping or moistening for nozzles
  • C09D 11/12 - Printing inks based on waxes or bitumen
  • C09D 11/101 - Inks specially adapted for printing processes involving curing by wave energy or particle radiation, e.g. with UV-curing following the printing

98.

INDEX SELECTION DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INSPECTION DEVICE, INSPECTION SYSTEM, INDEX SELECTION METHOD, AND INDEX SELECTION PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18037820
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-04
First Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (Japan)
Inventor Tachi, Koki

Abstract

Provided are an index selection device, an information processing device, an information processing system, an inspection device, an inspection system, an index selection method, and an index selection program with improved accuracy of defect detection. The index selection device includes a score calculator 230 and an index selector 240. The score calculator 230 calculates abnormality scores of a non-defective product and a defective product by using a plurality of indices based on a plurality of pieces of input data of the non-defective product and the defective product and a plurality of pieces of reference data corresponding to the input data. The index selector 240 selects any one of the plurality of indices according to the abnormality scores of the non-defective product and the defective product.

IPC Classes  ?

99.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18217032
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-30
First Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tsujimoto, Takahiro
  • Kimata, Akinori

Abstract

An image forming apparatus that forms an image on a recording medium, including: a detector that detects a physical property of the recording medium and obtains a detection value; and a hardware processor that controls an operation of the image forming apparatus based on: the detection value detected by the detector, and at least one of: first information that relates to the recording medium and does not include the detection value or a physical property value calculated based on the detection value, and second information that does not relate to the recording medium and is acquired from outside of the image forming apparatus.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

100.

BIOLOGICAL CONDITION DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18247310
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-21
First Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kon, Shusaku
  • Kakabayashi, Ryo
  • Ando, Kosuke

Abstract

A biological condition diagnosis system includes, at least: an obtainer, a receiver, a preprocessor, a processor, and a diagnoser, for biological data. The obtainer obtains the biological data by a reflective photoelectric plethysmography sensor. The preprocessor optimally preprocesses the obtained biological data. The processor extracts a feature point from the preprocessed data. The diagnoser diagnoses a biological condition using machine learning, based on the extracted biological data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/021 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels
  • A61B 5/0205 - Simultaneously evaluating both cardiovascular conditions and different types of body conditions, e.g. heart and respiratory condition
  • A61B 5/1455 - Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value using optical sensors, e.g. spectral photometrical oximeters
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
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