Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Konica Minolta, Inc. is a Japanese technology company headquartered in Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, with offices in 41 countries worldwide. The company manufactures business and industrial imaging products, including copiers, laser printers, multi-functional peripherals and digital print systems for the production printing market. Konica Minolta's Managed Print Service is called Optimised Print Services. The company also makes optical devices, including lenses and LCD film; medical and graphic imaging products, such as X-ray image processing systems, colour proofing systems, and X-ray film; photometers, 3-D digitizers, and other sensing products; and textile printers. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Konica Minolta | Date: 2017-01-27

A method involves managing electronic documents (EDs). The method includes receiving a first request to convert an original ED including a visible object from a first format to a second format; extracting, in response to the first request, multiple attributes in the original ED specifying the visible object and required to restore the visible object in the first format; generating, by converting the original ED from the first format to the second format, a converted ED including rendering data of the visible object that is grammatically native to the second format and that is necessary to render the visible object from the second format; and embedding the attributes extracted from the original ED into metadata of the converted ED.


Patent
Konica Minolta | Date: 2017-05-17

A fixation apparatus (50) includes a first belt (51) without end, a second belt (52) without end which is in contact with an outer circumferential surface of the first belt (51), a pressurization member (53) which is provided inside the first belt (51) and pressurizes a portion of contact between the first belt (51) and the second belt (52) toward the second belt (52), a drive roller (54) which is provided inside the second belt (52) along the portion of contact and rotationally drives the second belt (52), and a heating unit (56) which heats at least one of the first belt (51) and the second belt (52) and provides heat to a transfer target medium passing through the portion of contact. The drive roller (54) is in contact with both of the first belt (51) and the second belt (52).


Patent
Konica Minolta | Date: 2017-05-17

Chemical attacks are prevented in a case where half-wave control is performed on a halogen lamp heater (186). A fixing device including a fixing roller (183), a pressure roller (184) pressed against the fixing roller (183), and halogen lamp heaters (186 to 188) that heat the fixing roller (183) includes: a temperature detecting unit (185) that detects the temperature of the fixing roller (183); and a control unit (10) that performs half-wave control on the halogen lamp heater (186) by calculating an output Duty in accordance with the temperature detected by the temperature detecting unit (185) and performing energization or de-energization for each half-wave of an AC waveform in accordance with the output Duty, and performs switch on/off control on the other halogen lamp heaters (187 and 188). The reference voltage of the halogen lamp heater (186) is lower than the reference voltage of the halogen lamp heaters (187 and 188), the reference voltages being set in accordance with the densities of the contained halogen gases.


Patent
Konica Minolta | Date: 2017-05-24

Provided is an inkjet printer, which limits reduction in work efficiency without deterioration of formed image quality. The inkjet printer is equipped with: a conveyor unit for conveying a print medium (P) on a conveyor surface in the conveyance direction; an ink-discharging section for discharging ink from nozzle openings on a nozzle surface that faces the conveyor surface; a vertical motion unit for changing the distance of the ink-discharging section from the conveyor surface; a measurement section (113) for measuring the floating distance of the print medium at a measurement position at a prescribed separation distance (L1) on the up-stream side of the ink-discharging section in the conveyance direction; a vertical motion control section for causing, when the floating distance reaches at least a first distance (H1) and after a prescribed period from the floating detection timing has elapsed, the ver - tical motion unit to perform, on the basis of the separation distance and the print medium conveyance speed, a retracting motion of moving the ink-discharging section to a position (H3) where the nozzle surface does not contact the floating portion while said floating portion is conveyed into a range that faces the ink-discharging section; and a discharge control section for continuing ink discharge until the retracting motion start timing.


Patent
Konica Minolta | Date: 2017-05-24

A cleaning apparatus (20, 41) that includes a cleaning blade (25, 61), which contacts an image carrier (17) having an elastic layer and removes a residue attached to the image carrier, and cleans the image carrier (17) after a toner image formed on the image carrier is transferred onto a transfer object (P), characterized in that the cleaning apparatus includes: a change section (51) which changes a cleaning condition of cleaning by the cleaning blade; and a control section (41) which controls the change section to change the cleaning condition in accordance with deterioration of the image carrier.


The present invention addresses the problem of providing: a biological substance quantitative determination method which makes it possible to accurately determine the numerical quantity of a specific biological substance inside a specimen; an image processing device; a pathological diagnosis support system; and a program. The present invention further pertains to a biological substance quantitative determination method for determining the quantity of a biological substance from a dyed specimen by using a product obtained by coupling a biological substance recognition site to fluorescent particles containing a fluorescent substance therein, the method having an input step for inputting a fluorescent image obtained by imaging the specimen, a first calculation step for extracting a prescribed region from the fluorescent image, and calculating a brightness integrated value obtained by integrating the brightness value of said prescribed region, and a second calculation step for calculating the number of fluorescent particles included in the prescribed region on the basis of the average brightness value per fluorescent particle and the brightness integrated value. Furthermore, the biological substance quantitative determination method is characterized in that the average brightness value is calculated from the correlation between the number of fluorescent particles measured from the image in which fluorescent particles are visible, and the brightness value of the fluorescence in the fluorescent particles calculated from the fluorescent image comprising the same range as the image from which the number of fluorescent particles was measured.


Patent
Konica Minolta | Date: 2017-05-24

An image forming apparatus forms test patches, and detects the adhesion amounts of toner in the test patches. The image forming apparatus calculates an approximate equation approximates the relationship between a developing bias and an adhesion amount of toner, based on the developing biases when the test patches were formed and the adhesion amounts of toner of the test patches. Distance between test patches is {(2n-1)/2} times of value L, where n is a natural number and L is a length of the photo conductor drum in a circumferential direction. The accuracy of toner adhesion amount control can be improved, and image density can be stabilized.


Provided are: a transparent electrode which exhibits excellent resistance to high temperature and high humidity, while having surface smoothness; a method for producing this transparent electrode; and an electronic device which has improved reliability by using this transparent electrode. A transparent electrode is configured to comprise a metal thin wire pattern that is formed on one main surface of a transparent substrate using metal nanoparticles and a metal oxide layer that has a surface roughness of 5 nm or less and is formed on the main surface of the transparent substrate so as to cover the surface of the metal thin wire pattern.


Patent
Konica Minolta | Date: 2017-01-18

A post-processing device performs a first and a second folding processes on a sheet. The post-processing device comprises a pair of conveying rollers on a first conveying path, a first pair of folding rollers at a downstream side of the pair of conveying rollers on the first conveying path to perform a second folding process on the sheet, a second pair of folding rollers on a second conveying path branched from the first conveying path between the pair of conveying rollers and the first pair of folding rollers, to perform a first folding process on the sheet, and a guide at a closure position which shuts the first conveying path, to guide the sheet conveyed from the pair of conveying rollers to the first pair of folding rollers.


Patent
Konica Minolta | Date: 2017-01-11

A sheet feeder device that stores and sends out a transfer medium includes: a sheet feeder device main unit having an opening formed at an upper portion and including an upstream partial lid located on an upstream side and a downstream partial lid located on a downstream side, the upstream partial lid and the downstream partial lid covering at least part of the opening; a sheet feed tray provided in the sheet feeder device main unit, the transfer medium being loaded onto the sheet feed tray; an elevating unit configured to lift up and down the sheet feed tray; and a control unit configured to control the lifting up and down of the sheet feed tray, wherein the control unit senses opening and closing of the upstream partial lid and the downstream partial lid, and controls the lifting up and down being performed by the elevating unit.

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