Patents by Inventor Akihiro Masuda

Akihiro Masuda has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10838187
    Abstract: A slide used for observation by a microscope includes a label area configured to arrange a label, a cover glass area configured to arrange an observation object and a cover glass, a position reference mark arranged in a vacant area between the label area and the cover glass area and configured to specify a reference position of the slide and an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction that are orthogonal to each other, and focus reference marks in which a predetermined pattern is repetitively arranged along two opposing sides of four sides of a periphery of the cover glass area, the focus reference marks being configured to specify a Z-axis direction orthogonal to the X-axis direction and the Y-axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Tsutomu Shimada, Akihiro Sakai, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Publication number: 20200294719
    Abstract: An electronic component has capacitor chips where terminal electrodes are formed on both end surfaces, individual metal terminals connected to the terminal electrodes, an insulation case accommodating the capacitor chips, and a connecting portion interconnecting a plurality of the insulation cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Kosuke YAZAWA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10730285
    Abstract: On a conveyance path of a liquid absorbing member including a porous body, a liquid absorbing unit 2 that absorbs a first liquid from a first image, a recovery liquid applying unit 3 that applies a recovery liquid to the porous body absorbing the liquid and a liquid collecting unit 4 that collects a liquid component absorbed by the porous body are arranged in this order, and a cleaning unit 5 that brings a cleaning member into contact with the conveyance path of the porous body is disposed at least between the liquid absorbing unit and the recovery liquid applying unit or between the liquid collecting unit and the liquid absorbing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakamoto, Satoshi Masuda, Yoshiyuki Honda, Toru Yamane, Kyosuke Deguchi, Ryosuke Hirokawa, Toru Ohnishi, Akihiro Mouri, Noboru Toyama, Toshimori Miyakoshi, Hiroaki Motooka, Ryohei Goto
  • Publication number: 20200203076
    Abstract: An electronic device including chip components each having a first terminal electrode and a second terminal electrode formed on both end faces, and a case provided with an accommodation recess in which the chip components are accommodated, and an opening edge face formed around an opening face of the accommodation recess. An individual metal terminal is attached to the case. The individual metal terminal includes an inner electrode part inserted along an inner side wall of the accommodation recess in the case for connecting to the first terminal electrode, an opening edge electrode part formed over the opening edge face to be continuous to the inner electrode part and a side electrode part formed along the outer side face of the case to be continuous to the opening edge electrode part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Kosuke YAZAWA, Akihiro MASUDA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200149797
    Abstract: A food management system that manages food items in a refrigerator includes: a pressure-sensitive sensor that acquires information including shapes, weights, and positions of the food items; a comparator that performs comparison of the information acquired at different times; and an identifier that identifies at least one of (i) fluctuations in the number of food items or (ii) presence or absence of the food items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Seiji YAMAHIRA, Yuta MORIURA, Akihiro ODAGAWA, Kazuya NIKI, Shinobu MASUDA, Yui SAWADA, Keiji NOINE
  • Publication number: 20200128674
    Abstract: An electronic device includes chip components, a terminal connection body, conductive terminals, and a support member. Each of the chip components has a pair of end surfaces on which terminal electrodes are formed. The terminal connection body connects the terminal electrodes on one side of the chip components arranged next to each other in a parallel direction to the end surfaces. Each of the conductive terminals includes a connection part and a mount part. The connection part is connected with the terminal electrode of either of the chip components located on both ends of the chip components connected in series via the terminal connection body. The mount part faces the connection part and is connected with a mount board. The support member is disposed between the connection parts and the mount parts. The chip components are arranged so that the end surfaces face the mount board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke YAZAWA, Norihisa ANDO, Shinya ITO, Akihiro MASUDA
  • Patent number: 10569580
    Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus including: an image forming unit that forms a first image containing a first liquid and a coloring material on a transfer body; and a liquid absorbing device including a liquid absorbing member having a porous body coming in contact with the first image to at least partially absorb the first liquid from the first image, and a cleaning member coming in contact with the porous body to clean the porous body wherein surface free energy Y1 of the transfer body, surface free energy Y2 of the porous body, surface free energy Y3 of the cleaning member, and a dispersion force component Yd of surface free energy of the first image satisfy the following Equation (1): |Yd,?Y3|<|Yd,?Y1|<|Yd,?Y2|??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kyosuke Deguchi, Toru Yamane, Atsushi Sakamoto, Satoshi Masuda, Yoshiyuki Honda, Ryosuke Hirokawa, Akihiro Mouri, Toru Ohnishi, Noboru Toyama
  • Patent number: 10553408
    Abstract: A supporting member is configured to support at least one pipe connecting a temperature adjusting unit with a substrate processing apparatus, wherein the temperature adjusting unit adjusts a temperature of an arbitrary component of the substrate processing apparatus, wherein an inside of the supporting member includes a hollow portion and the at least one pipe is arranged in the hollow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Akihiro Yoshimura, Takashi Kitazawa, Yasushi Masuda
  • Patent number: 10549655
    Abstract: Forward tilting of a seat back and pushing of the seat forward allow fixation between an upper slide and an upper slide rail to be released, thereby allowing the upper slide to reach a tip end position of the upper slide rail. With this structure, a lower lock mechanism releases fixation of a lower slide to a lower slide rail and a vertical slide lock mechanism fixes the upper slide and the lower slide. Further, pushing the seat back toward a seat front side allows the lower slide integrally provided with the upper slide to move to a tip end position of the lower slide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Imasen Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sasaki, Akihiro Hayashi, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Donghyoun Kim, Shunichirou Osa, Yuji Masuda
  • Patent number: 10543679
    Abstract: A liquid holding amount of a porous body of a liquid absorbing member for removing at least a portion of an aqueous liquid component from an image obtained by ink jet printing is controlled so as to reduce damage to the porous body while maintaining performance of removing attached matters from the porous body by using a cleaning member which abuts on the porous body and has an adhesive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Masuda, Toru Yamane, Kyosuke Deguchi, Ryosuke Hirokawa, Toru Ohnishi, Akihiro Mouri, Noboru Toyama, Atsushi Sakamoto, Yoshiyuki Honda, Taku Higashiyama, Susumu Hirosawa
  • Publication number: 20190232221
    Abstract: Provided are: an exhaust gas treatment catalyst capable of improving NO conversion rate when performing denitrification using CO as a reducing agent, and improving CO oxidation rate when oxidizing CO present in the exhaust gas; a method for producing an exhaust gas treatment catalyst; and an exhaust gas treatment system. The exhaust gas treatment catalyst is a catalyst which uses CO as a reducing agent to treat exhaust gas from a sintering furnace, and contains: a support that is a metal oxide or metal sulfate; and an active metal containing at least iridium supported by the support, wherein the specific surface area of the catalyst is 100 m2/g or less, and the crystallite size of iridium in the catalyst is 10-25 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Higashino, Akihiro Sawata, Toshinobu Yasutake, Masanao Yonemura, Katsumi Nochi, Takafumi Kubota, Tomotsugu Masuda, Tomoaki Isobe
  • Patent number: 10307062
    Abstract: Provided is a holder which comprises at least two probe mount portions and is to be put on the head of a subject by inserting a light-transmitting probe for emitting light from the tip thereof or a light-receiving probe for receiving light through the tip thereof in the probe mount portion, the holder characterized by being provided with a linear backbone portion extending in a first direction, at least two linear branch portions extending in a second direction different from the first direction, and a disposition reference point disposed so as to match a first specific point, the first specific point being set in the head of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Inoue, Takashi Amita, Satoru Kohno, Akihiro Ishikawa, Yoshinori Masuda, Haruhide Udagawa
  • Publication number: 20190099738
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oxygen absorber composition containing a hydrocarbon resin; an iron particle having an average particle diameter of 1.0 ?m or more and 200 ?m or less and having a BET specific surface area of 10 m2/g or more; and an aldehyde absorber capable of absorbing at least aldehyde compound, wherein the iron particle contains iron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Ryuichiro KAWAI, Takashi KUBO, Jungo TAGUCHI, Daiki SATO, Kenichi NIIMI, Akihiro MASUDA
  • Patent number: 10081480
    Abstract: An oxygen-absorbing container includes a container body having a multilayer structure constituted by an innermost layer, an outermost layer and an intermediate layer therebetween, the container body having an opening part on an upper part thereof; and a sealing member bonded to an upper end surface of the opening part of the container body to seal an opening of the opening part. The innermost layer and the intermediate layer are bent outward at an upper end of the opening part and form a flat part and a surface of the flat part forms the upper end surface of the opening part. When the sealing member is unsealed, part of the innermost layer on the upper end surface of the opening part is configured to be peeled off so as to leave an unsealed mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi Niimi, Kiyonori Michiba, Takashi Kubo, Kazuyuki Minato, Yoshiki Itou, Takayoshi Itoh, Jungo Taguchi, Akihiro Masuda, Tatsuo Iwai
  • Patent number: 9644774
    Abstract: A synthetic resin-made welding joint that has a pipe end portion into which an end portion of a synthetic resin-made tube is to be fitted and inserted, and that is configured so that the pipe end portion and the tube end portion which is fitted and inserted thereinto are enabled to be welded together by heating of heating means which externally surrounds the pipe end portion, therefore, a synthetic resin-made holder which is fitted and attached onto the pipe end portion is disposed, and a flange for ensuring a radial expansion gap with respect to the heating means is integrally formed in the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Imanishi, Masaru Misaki, Masateru Yamada, Takehiro Nakamura, Akihiro Masuda
  • Patent number: 9506163
    Abstract: To provide a method of electroplating with Sn-alloy in which a problem of deposition of metals on an anode when electroplating with Sn-alloy such as Sn—Ag based-alloy or the like is performed is solved and a soluble anode is enabled to be used. Dividing an inside of a plating tank into a cathode cell and an anode cell by an anion-exchange membrane; supplying plating solution including Sn ions to the cathode cell; supplying acid solution to the anode cell; electroplating by energizing an object to be plated in the cathode cell and an anode made of Sn in the anode cell; and using the acid solution including Sn ions liquated out form the anode made of Sn along with progress of plating as replenishing solution of Sn ions for plating solution in the cathode cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Hatta, Akihiro Masuda
  • Publication number: 20160325909
    Abstract: An oxygen-absorbing container includes a container body having a multilayer structure constituted by an innermost layer, an outermost layer and an intermediate layer therebetween, the container body having an opening part on an upper part thereof; and a sealing member bonded to an upper end surface of the opening part of the container body to seal an opening of the opening part. The innermost layer and the intermediate layer are bent outward at an upper end of the opening part and form a flat part and a surface of the flat part forms the upper end surface of the opening part. When the sealing member is unsealed, part of the innermost layer on the upper end surface of the opening part is configured to be peeled off so as to leave an unsealed mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi NIIMI, Kiyonori MICHIBA, Takashi KUBO, Kazuyuki MINATO, Yoshiki ITOU, Takayoshi ITOH, Jungo TAGUCHI, Akihiro MASUDA, Tatsuo IWAI
  • Patent number: 9334377
    Abstract: There is provided a process for producing a resin composition in a safe and cost-effective manner, the resin composition being a dispersion of active particles reactive with oxygen in a thermoplastic resin. The process is one for producing a resin composition containing at least a thermoplastic resin and active particles that have been dispersed in the thermoplastic resin and are reactive with oxygen in an atmosphere, the process comprising the steps of: protecting the active particles with a dispersion medium to prevent oxygen in the atmosphere from contacting with the active particles; removing the dispersion medium while melt-kneading the thermoplastic resin and the active particles protected with the dispersion medium to replace the dispersion medium with the thermoplastic resin; and cooling and solidifying the thermoplastic resin with the active particles dispersed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro Masuda, Yoshiki Itou, Kiyonori Michiba
  • Patent number: 9260596
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composition which is excellent in an oxygen-absorbing performance, a resin strength and a resin processability. The oxygen-absorbing resin composition is characterized by containing a polyolefin resin, a transition metal catalyst and a polyamide resin obtained by polycondensation of aromatic diamine and dicarboxylic acid, wherein an end amino group concentration of the above polyamide resin is 30 ?eq/g or less, and a total content of the transition metal catalyst and the polyamide resin is 15 to 60% by weight based on a whole amount of the oxygen-absorbing resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Kashiba, Satoshi Okada, Shinpei Iwamoto, Akihiro Masuda, Kiyonori Michiba
  • Patent number: 9222608
    Abstract: A resin pipe joint including: a synthetic resin-made joint body including an inner cylinder portion, an external thread portion, and a radial groove m into which an end of a tube enters; and a union nut that is made of a transparentable fluorine resin, and the union nut including an internal thread portion, a seal peripheral edge which presses a tip end portion of a tube flared portion, a slipping-off prevention peripheral edge which is actable on a large-diameter portion of a flaring changing region, and a pressing inner peripheral portion which is externally fittable to a flared straight portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazukiyo Teshima, Akihiro Masuda, Takehiro Nakamura, Masateru Yamada, Takayuki Kishimoto, Toshiyuki Fukumoto, Takeshi Nakagawa, Ryo Imanishi