Patents by Inventor Akira Sakakibara

Akira Sakakibara 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: 10942462
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrophotographic photosensitive member that reduces the accumulation of charge and the leakage which are caused by a repeated use in a long period of time. The electrophotographic photosensitive member has a support, an undercoat layer, a charge generation layer and a charge transport layer in this order, wherein the undercoat layer contains a polyamide resin, and a titanium oxide particle, wherein the titanium oxide particle has been surfacetreated with an organosilicon compound, wherein the undercoat layer satisfies 10???70, where ? represents a degree [%] of hydrophobicity of the titanium oxide particle which has been surfacetreated with the organosilicon compound; and the undercoat layer satisfies 0.015?(?×?)?0.040, where ? represents an average primary particle size [?m] of the titanium oxide particles, and ? represents a weight percentage [wt %] of an Si element of the organosilicon compound with respect to the titanium oxide particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yota Ito, Akira Sakakibara, Jumpei Kuno, Shuhei Iwasaki, Kohei Makisumi
  • Publication number: 20210009038
    Abstract: A road machine includes a hopper, a screed, a measuring unit configured to measure an amount of pavement material inside the hopper or pavement material held in front of the screed, and a display device disposed in an operator's seat and configured to display the amount of pavement material measured by the measuring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Akira SAKAKIBARA, Nobuyuki BABA
  • Publication number: 20200393771
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrophotographic photosensitive member that can simultaneously achieve the suppression of the occurrence of the black spot in a charged portion and the suppression of the deterioration in sensitivity of an exposed portion, even after stored in a high-temperature and high-humidity environment. An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes an electro-conductive support, an undercoat layer, a charge generation layer and a charge transport layer in this order, wherein an atomic concentration ratio R of the oxygen atom to the aluminum atom on the surface of the electro-conductive support, as measured by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, satisfies the following Expression (1): 1.6?R??(1) and the undercoat layer includes a titanium oxide particle that is surface-treated with a particular silane compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Shuhei Iwasaki, Akira Sakakibara, Jumpei Kuno, Yota Ito, Kohei Makisumi
  • Patent number: 10831117
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member that is improved in potential stability in long-term use under a high-temperature and high-humidity environment, and does not cause degradation in image quality, such as a low density. The electrophotographic photosensitive member includes: a support; an undercoat layer formed on the support; a charge-generating layer formed directly on the undercoat layer; and a charge-transporting layer formed on the charge-generating layer. The undercoat layer contains a polyamide resin, titanium oxide particles surface-treated with an organic silicon compound, and a compound represented by the following Formula (1), and has a content of the compound represented by the Formula (1) of 4 ppm or more and 80 ppm or less: in the Formula (1), R and R? each independently represent a methyl group or an ethyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Sakakibara, Yota Ito, Jumpei Kuno, Shuhei Iwasaki, Kohei Makisumi
  • Publication number: 20200264525
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photoreceptor includes a support, an undercoat layer placed on the support, a charge generation layer placed on the undercoat layer, and a charge transport layer placed on the charge generation layer. The undercoat layer contains titanium oxide particles surface-treated with an organosilicon compound that is at least one member selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by formulas (1) to (8) and a polyamide resin. The charge generation layer contains hydroxygallium phthalocyanine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Jumpei Kuno, Akira Sakakibara, Yota Ito, Shuhei Iwasaki, Kohei Makisumi
  • Publication number: 20200174385
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member that is improved in potential stability in long-term use under a high-temperature and high-humidity environment, and does not cause degradation in image quality, such as a low density. The electrophotographic photosensitive member includes: a support; an undercoat layer formed on the support; a charge-generating layer formed directly on the undercoat layer; and a charge-transporting layer formed on the charge-generating layer. The undercoat layer contains a polyamide resin, titanium oxide particles surface-treated with an organic silicon compound, and a compound represented by the following Formula (1), and has a content of the compound represented by the Formula (1) of 4 ppm or more and 80 ppm or less: in the Formula (1), R and R? each independently represent a methyl group or an ethyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Akira Sakakibara, Yota Ito, Jumpei Kuno, Shuhei Iwasaki, Kohei Makisumi
  • Patent number: 10663913
    Abstract: Provided is a process cartridge having a charging member and an electrophotographic photosensitive member to be charged by being in contact with the charging member, wherein the electrophotographic photosensitive member has a support and a photosensitive layer in this order, and a surface layer of the electrophotographic photosensitive member has a Martens hardness of 230 N/mm2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamaai, Kazunori Noguchi, Shuhei Iwasaki, Akira Sakakibara, Daisuke Miura, Harunobu Ogaki, Takumi Furukawa, Yuya Tomomizu
  • Publication number: 20200159137
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrophotographic photosensitive member that reduces the accumulation of charge and the leakage which are caused by a repeated use in a long period of time. The electrophotographic photosensitive member has a support, an undercoat layer, a charge generation layer and a charge transport layer in this order, wherein the undercoat layer contains a polyamide resin, and a titanium oxide particle, wherein the titanium oxide particle has been surfacetreated with an organosilicon compound, wherein the undercoat layer satisfies 10???70, where ? represents a degree [%] of hydrophobicity of the titanium oxide particle which has been surfacetreated with the organosilicon compound; and the undercoat layer satisfies 0.015?(?×?)?0.040, where ? represents an average primary particle size [?m] of the titanium oxide particles, and ? represents a weight percentage [wt %] of an Si element of the organosilicon compound with respect to the titanium oxide particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Yota Ito, Akira Sakakibara, Jumpei Kuno, Shuhei Iwasaki, Kohei Makisumi
  • Patent number: 10545453
    Abstract: Provided are a process cartridge and an electrophotographic apparatus each suppressed in fluctuation in charging potential at the time of its long-term use. The process cartridge includes: an electrophotographic photosensitive member having a surface layer containing a resin and a charge-transporting substance; and a charging member configured to charge the electrophotographic photosensitive member, wherein an average of Martens hardnesses of the surface layer of the electrophotographic photosensitive member measured at a pushing force of 7 mN is 245 N/mm2 or more, and wherein in a core defined by three-dimensional surface texture standards (ISO 25178-2:2012) of the surface of the charging member, an average of Martens hardnesses measured at a pushing force of 0.04 mN is 2 N/mm2 or more and 20 N/mm2 or less, and an average of adhesivenesses measured with a scanning probe microscope in a field of view of 2-micrometer square is 70 mV or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuhei Iwasaki, Kazunori Noguchi, Harunobu Ogaki, Tatsuya Yamaai, Daisuke Miura, Akira Sakakibara, Takumi Furukawa, Yuya Tomomizu
  • Patent number: 10452021
    Abstract: A process cartridge configured to be detachably attachable to a main body of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus, in which an occurrence of an image failure is suppressed, wherein the process cartridge includes an electrophotographic photosensitive member and a cleaning member arranged in contact with the electrophotographic photosensitive member, wherein an elastic deformation modulus of a surface layer of the electrophotographic photosensitive member is 35% or larger, and the cleaning member is formed of a urethane foam, wherein a density of the urethane foam is 200 to 500 kg/cm3, and a 25% compressive load of the urethane foam is 0.3 MPa or smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Miura, Shuhei Iwasaki, Akira Sakakibara, Tatsuya Yamaai, Kazunori Noguchi, Harunobu Ogaki, Kazunari Hagiwara, Yuji Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10442123
    Abstract: An injection molding machine for injecting a molten resin into a cavity of a molding die clamped in a die clamping unit via a nozzle formed in a heating cylinder to form a resin article includes a drive source. The drive source is configured to move the nozzle between a first position with the nozzle coupled to the molding die and a second position with the nozzle decoupled from the molding die. The drive source is also configured to pull out the molding die from the die clamping unit and to push the molding die into the die clamping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TEKUNOHAMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Inoue, Naoya Kametani, Akira Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 10416581
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member with suppressed potential variation even in the case that a protective layer including a cured material of a composition having a polymerizable functional group is used is provided. An electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support, a charge generation layer, a charge transport layer containing a charge transporting material, and a protective layer, in the order presented, wherein the charge transport layer contains a polycarbonate resin having a structure selected from a group A and a structure selected from a group B, and the protective layer includes a cured material of a composition containing a compound having at least a functional group selected from chain-polymerizable functional groups and sequential polymerizable functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yota Ito, Tsutomu Nishida, Shoma Hinata, Tatsuya Yamaai, Akira Sakakibara, Daisuke Miura
  • Publication number: 20190163119
    Abstract: Provided is a process cartridge having a charging member and an electrophotographic photosensitive member to be charged by being in contact with the charging member, wherein the electrophotographic photosensitive member has a support and a photosensitive layer in this order, and a surface layer of the electrophotographic photosensitive member has a Martens hardness of 230 N/mm2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamaai, Kazunori Noguchi, Shuhei Iwasaki, Akira Sakakibara, Daisuke Miura, Harunobu Ogaki, Takumi Furukawa, Yuya Tomomizu
  • Publication number: 20190163120
    Abstract: A process cartridge configured to be detachably attachable to a main body of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus, in which an occurrence of an image failure is suppressed, wherein the process cartridge includes an electrophotographic photosensitive member and a cleaning member arranged in contact with the electrophotographic photosensitive member, wherein an elastic deformation modulus of a surface layer of the electrophotographic photosensitive member is 35% or larger, and the cleaning member is formed of a urethane foam, wherein a density of the urethane foam is 200 to 500 kg/cm3, and a 25% compressive load of the urethane foam is 0.3 MPa or smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Daisuke Miura, Shuhei Iwasaki, Akira Sakakibara, Tatsuya Yamaai, Kazunori Noguchi, Harunobu Ogaki, Kazunari Hagiwara, Yuji Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190163118
    Abstract: Provided are a process cartridge and an electrophotographic apparatus each suppressed in fluctuation in charging potential at the time of its long-term use. The process cartridge includes: an electrophotographic photosensitive member having a surface layer containing a resin and a charge-transporting substance; and a charging member configured to charge the electrophotographic photosensitive member, wherein an average of Martens hardnesses of the surface layer of the electrophotographic photosensitive member measured at a pushing force of 7 mN is 245 N/mm2 or more, and wherein in a core defined by three-dimensional surface texture standards (ISO 25178-2:2012) of the surface of the charging member, an average of Martens hardnesses measured at a pushing force of 0.04 mN is 2 N/mm2 or more and 20 N/mm2 or less, and an average of adhesivenesses measured with a scanning probe microscope in a field of view of 2-micrometer square is 70 mV or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Shuhei Iwasaki, Kazunori Noguchi, Harunobu Ogaki, Tatsuya Yamaai, Daisuke Miura, Akira Sakakibara, Takumi Furukawa, Yuya Tomomizu
  • Publication number: 20190152103
    Abstract: An injection molding machine for injecting a molten resin into a cavity of a molding die clamped in a die clamping unit via a nozzle formed in a heating cylinder to form a resin article includes a drive source. The drive source is configured to move the nozzle between a first position with the nozzle coupled to the molding die and a second position with the nozzle decoupled from the molding die. The drive source is also configured to pull out the molding die from the die clamping unit and to push the molding die into the die clamping unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: TEKUNOHAMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi INOUE, Naoya KAMETANI, Akira SAKAKIBARA
  • Publication number: 20190121251
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support, a charge generating layer containing a charge generation material, and a charge transporting layer containing a charge transport material in this order, the charge transporting layer serving as a surface layer. The charge transporting layer contains a polycarbonate resin having a particular structural unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nishida, Akira Sakakibara, Daisuke Miura, Yota Ito, Shoma Hinata, Tatsuya Yamaai, Nobuo Kosaka
  • Patent number: 10209637
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support, a charge generating layer containing a charge generation material, and a charge transporting layer containing a charge transport material in this order, the charge transporting layer serving as a surface layer. The charge transporting layer contains a polycarbonate resin having a particular structural unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nishida, Akira Sakakibara, Daisuke Miura, Yota Ito, Shoma Hinata, Tatsuya Yamaai, Nobuo Kosaka
  • Publication number: 20180059558
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member with suppressed potential variation even in the case that a protective layer including a cured material of a composition having a polymerizable functional group is used is provided. An electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support, a charge generation layer, a charge transport layer containing a charge transporting material, and a protective layer, in the order presented, wherein the charge transport layer contains a polycarbonate resin having a structure selected from a group A and a structure selected from a group B, and the protective layer includes a cured material of a composition containing a compound having at least a functional group selected from chain-polymerizable functional groups and sequential polymerizable functional groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Yota Ito, Tsutomu Nishida, Shoma Hinata, Tatsuya Yamaai, Akira Sakakibara, Daisuke Miura
  • Publication number: 20180031985
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support, a charge generating layer containing a charge generation material, and a charge transporting layer containing a charge transport material in this order, the charge transporting layer serving as a surface layer. The charge transporting layer contains a polycarbonate resin having a particular structural unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nishida, Akira Sakakibara, Daisuke Miura, Yota Ito, Shoma Hinata, Tatsuya Yamaai, Nobuo Kosaka