Patents by Inventor Akio Suzuki

Akio Suzuki 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).

  • Publication number: 20030096116
    Abstract: A heat dissipating structure is provided which lowers the thermal contact resistance between a heat generating electronic component and a heat dissipating component, and markedly improves the heat radiation. The heat dissipating structure comprises a graphite sheet and a heat conducting material layer provided on at least one surface of the graphite sheet, and is positioned between the electronic component and the heat dissipating component. The heat conducting material has no fluidity at room temperature when the electronic component is not operating, but undergoes a reduction in viscosity, softens or melts, under the influence of heat generated during operation of the electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Applicant: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Mita, Akio Suzuki, Tsutomu Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 6561842
    Abstract: A modular jack (21) comprises a housing (22), at least one fixing hole (31 and 32) provided in the housing and having a first compartment (33 and 34) and a pair of second compartments (35, 35′, 36, and 36′) extending rearwardly from the first compartment and at least one light emitting diode (LED) (24 and 25) having a display portion 47 and 48) accommodated in the first compartment and a pair of legs (49, 49′, 50, and 50′) accommodated in the second compartments. The modular jack further comprises a pair of leads (54) connected to the legs and a pair of connection terminals (53) for connecting the legs and leads so that the LED is connected to a circuit board through the leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Watanabe, Akio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20030085947
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus records an image on a recording medium by causing a recording head having an arrangement of a plurality of recording elements to conduct its main scanning for the recording medium interrelatedly in the direction opposite to the arrangement of the recording elements. The apparatus comprises a setting device to set the number of main scannings by the recording head; a main scanning device to perform recording by plural numbers of main scannings with respect to one pixel by causing the recording head to conduct its main scannings for the same recording area of the recording medium in accordance with the number set by the setting device; and a sub-scanning device to cause the recording head and the recording medium to be sub-scanned interrelatedly per main scanning in an amount smaller than the width of the arrangement of the recording elements of the recording head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Akio Suzuki, Kiyoharu Tanaka, Yoshihiro Takada, Yasushi Miura, Nobuhiko Ogata
  • Patent number: 6547361
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus records an image on a recording medium by causing a recording head having an arrangement of a plurality of recording elements to conduct its main scanning for the recording medium interrelatedly in the direction opposite to the arrangement of the recording elements. The apparatus comprises a setting device to set the number of main scannings by the recording head; a main scanning device to perform recording by plural numbers of main scannings with respect to one pixel by causing the recording head to conduct its main scannings for the same recording area of the recording medium in accordance with the number set by the setting device; and a sub-scanning device to cause the recording head and the recording medium to be sub-scanned interrelatedly per main scanning in an amount smaller than the width of the arrangement of the recording elements of the recording head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akio Suzuki, Kiyoharu Tanaka, Yoshihiro Takada, Yasushi Miura, Nobuhiko Ogata
  • Publication number: 20030042857
    Abstract: An emission element enclosed inside an electrodeless lamp 5 is excited by an electromagnetic field of a microwave irradiated from a magnetron 2 for emitting a light from the electrodeless lamp 5. A soft-starting method is provided such that an electric power enough to drive the magnetron 2 is gradually increased. The soft-starting method is to prevent the magnetron from being destroyed caused by a self-heating due to a reflected wave of the microwave and is used when a light begins to be emitted from the electrodeless lamp 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: ORC MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Suzuki, Takeshi Tada, Taisei Kato
  • Publication number: 20030035023
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus records an image on a recording medium by causing a recording head having an arrangement of a plurality of recording elements to conduct its main scanning for the recording medium interrelatedly in the direction opposite to the arrangement of the recording elements. The apparatus comprises a setting device to set the number of main scannings by the recording head; a main scanning device to perform recording by plural numbers of main scannings with respect to one pixel by causing the recording head to conduct its main scannings for the same recording area of the recording medium in accordance with the number set by the setting device; and a sub-scanning device to cause the recording head and the recording medium to be sub-scanned interrelatedly per main scanning in an amount smaller than the width of the arrangement of the recording elements of the recording head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Akio Suzuki, Kiyoharu Tanaka, Yoshihiro Takada, Yasushi Miura, Nobuhiko Ogata
  • Patent number: 6514428
    Abstract: A silicone rubber composition loaded with a soft magnetic metal powder and optionally, a heat conductive filler and having in the cured state a thermal conductivity of at least 2.0 w/mK is suitable for forming heat dissipating sheets having both a heat transfer function and a noise attenuation function, which are effective for preventing malfunction of CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Suzuki, Naoki Fuse, Hiroshi Endo
  • Patent number: 6510932
    Abstract: A driving force transmission system comprising: a coupling case and a shaft arranged rotatably relative to each other; a pilot clutch and a main clutch for controlling a torque transmission between the coupling case and the shaft; an electromagnet for controlling the actions of the pilot clutch and the main clutch; and oil retaining the functions of the pilot clutch and the main clutch. This system further comprises a coupling case, a shaft, a rotor, and X-ring and an O-ring isolating a coupling oil chamber, in which the pilot clutch and the main clutch are arranged, liquid-tight from the surrounding space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Koki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiko Ikeda, Shinji Ogawa, Hirokazu Suzuki, Mitsuru Ohba, Fumitomo Tsuchiya, Akihiko Ichikawa, Tomoyuki Kano, Satoshi Ashida, Toshifumi Sakai, Hiroshi Takuno, Kunihiko Suzuki, Naoyuki Kokubo, Masayuki Shimada, Naoyuki Sakai, Takashi Hosokawa, Akio Suzuki, Moritaka Isomura
  • Patent number: 6511159
    Abstract: In a normal record mode, a non-heat mode such that a non-ejecting pulse for heating is not supplied when the image recording is not executed is set. In a continuous magnify-record mode, a heat mode such that the non-ejecting pulse for heating is supplied when the image recording is not executed is set. Thus, a non-uniformity of an image density at the start and end of the recording can be suppressed and a reduction of the life of the head can be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akio Suzuki, Nobuhiko Ogata
  • Publication number: 20020177354
    Abstract: The modular jack (21) comprises a housing (22) having side walls (30), a plurality of cavities (27, 28) provided at a front side of the housing (22), into which mating modular plugs are inserted, at least one groove (33, 34) provided in one of the side walls (30), and at least one LED (24, 25) fitted into the groove (33, 34) and accommodated in the side walls (30). Accordingly, the fixing work for LEDs (24, 25) is simplified and the manufacturing cost is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Satoshi Sato, Akio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20020146114
    Abstract: A modular jack (31) comprises a housing (32) and a foolproof mechanism (34) including a pair of spring members (42) cantilevered to the housing (32), and an abutment section (43) provided at the front end of each spring member (42). Each abutment section (43) consists of a cam portion (45) having an inclined face (47) and a stopper portion (44) provided behind and inside the cam portion (45). When a modular plug (2) having a predetermined number of poles is inserted into the modular jack (31), the front ends of the modular plug (2) abut the inclined faces (47) of the cam portions (45) to move the abutment sections (43) outwardly, permitting insertion of the modular plug (2). When a modular plug (21) having a number of poles that is smaller than the predetermined number is inserted, the front ends of the modular plug (2′) abut against the stopper portions (44) to block insertion of the modular plug (2′).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventors: Takehiko Kameya, Hideo Miwa, Akio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6435649
    Abstract: An ink jet recording device includes a recording head having a discharge portion which has a discharge port array of discharge ports for discharging ink to a recording medium, a wiping member engageable with the discharge portion to wipe the discharge portion, and a cleaning member engageable with the wiping member to clean the wiping member, wherein a range of the discharge port array is smaller than a width of the wiping member, and the wiping member is equal to or smaller than a width of the cleaning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Takahashi, Kazuaki Masuda, Yoshiaki Takayanagi, Akio Suzuki, Mitsuru Kurata, Tsutomu Abe, Seiichiro Karita, Hiroshi Tajika, Noribumi Koitabashi, Haruo Uchida, Kentaro Yano, Hitoshi Sugimoto, Miyuki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 6412898
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which includes an image signal input device for outputting a first image signal including at least three signals corresponding to cyan, magenta and yellow, respectively, an image signal converter for converting at least one of the signals included in the first image signal into N (N is an integer greater than one) second image signals corresponding to N inks of different concentrations of a same color family, a black abstraction device for performing black abstraction on each of N second image signals individually to produce a third signal, and a signal processor for performing a UCR processing and black inking processing on the second and third signals to produce fourth signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Akio Suzuki, Hisashi Fukushima, Yasushi Miura
  • Publication number: 20020077439
    Abstract: A silicone rubber composition comprising a soft magnetic powder, an optional heat conductive powder, and a surface treating agent selected from (a) an organopolysiloxane containing at least one alkoxy radical, hydroxyl radical or functional organic radical in a molecule, (b) a titanate coupling agent, and (c) an aluminum coupling agent is easily workable and flexible and has an ability to absorb electromagnetic waves and optionally, a heat transfer ability. Placement of the composition in an electronic equipment suppresses electromagnetic noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventors: Ikuo Sakurai, Akio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6398358
    Abstract: An ink jet textile printing method forms an image on cloths in an image forming operation by repeating a step of applying ink on the cloths from an ink discharge port of a recording head, the recording head relatively main-scanning to form the image in a main scan direction, and a step of relatively conveying the cloths in a sub-scan direction. The method includes the steps of forming the image on the cloths by applying ink on the cloths from the recording head based on image data. The method further includes the step of temporarily stopping the image forming operation in accordance with an indication to effect a temporary halt of the image forming operation. When the temporary halt is indicated while the recording head performs a main scan in the image forming operation, the image forming operation by the main scan is completed, and then the temporary halt of the image forming operation is effected by moving the recording head to a standby position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miyake, Tomohiro Aoki, Kazuyoshi Takahashi, Akio Suzuki, Mitsuru Kurata, Tokihide Ebata, Yoshihiro Takada, Kunihiko Matsuzawa, Hideyuki Tanaami, Yutaka Udagawa, Masatoshi Ikkatai, Keiju Kuboki, Yasushi Miura, Masahiro Nishio, Yasuyuki Takanaka, Eiichi Takagi, Yoshio Komaki, Nobuhiko Ogata
  • Publication number: 20020051161
    Abstract: There are provided an image forming apparatus, an image forming system, and a sheet feeding source designation control method, which are capable of preventing a user from failing to carry out proper settings to thereby avoid printing using an undesired sheet cassette, and also capable of allowing a user to change to another type of sheet feeding than manual feeding immediately if he or she desires to do so, and storage media storing programs for executing the methods. The size of at least one sheet for manual feeding can be designated by a device or a job. It is determined whether or not a manual feed tray can be designated as a sheet feeding source if the sheet size is designated by the device or the job, and the manual feed tray is designated as the sheet feeding source when it is so determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventors: Toshiya Kanazawa, Akio Suzuki, Satoshi Ookuma
  • Publication number: 20020027056
    Abstract: A driving force transmission system comprising: a coupling case and a shaft arranged rotatably relative to each other; a pilot clutch and a main clutch for controlling a torque transmission between the coupling case and the shaft; an electromagnet for controlling the actions of the pilot clutch and the main clutch; and oil for retaining the functions of the pilot clutch and the main clutch. This system further comprises a coupling case, a shaft, a rotor, an X-ring and an O-ring for isolating a coupling oil chamber, in which the pilot clutch and the main clutch are arranged, liquid-tight from the surrounding space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiko Ikeda, Shinji Ogawa, Hirokazu Suzuki, Mitsuru Ohba, Fumitomo Tsuchiya, Akihiko Ichikawa, Tomoyuki Kano, Satoshi Ashida, Toshifumi Sakai, Hiroshi Takuno, Kunihiko Suzuki, Naoyuki Kokubo, Masayuki Shimada, Naoyuki Sakai, Takashi Hosokawa, Akio Suzuki, Moritaka Isomura
  • Patent number: 6339262
    Abstract: A switching power supply uses zero-current and zero-voltage switching to reduce switching noise. A main switch and an auxiliary switch channel current and voltage between various component paths to maintain a DC output voltage while switching at zero-current or zero-voltage states. Switch ON-OFF time ratios are controlled with a simple scheme to improve the circuit power factor. The switching rate is set to arbitrary frequencies, with switch ON time and OFF time being controlled independently. Losses in efficiency when driving a load substantially less than the rated load are avoided. The switches and control functions can be implemented on an integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiki Igarashi, Akio Suzuki
  • Patent number: D465647
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Akio Suzuki
  • Patent number: D477832
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Akio Suzuki