Patents by Inventor Akira Yamada

Akira Yamada 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: 10350885
    Abstract: A liquid discharge device performs recording by use of a liquid discharge head including discharge ports to discharge a liquid, pressure generation elements to generate energy to be used to discharge the liquid, and pressure chambers communicating with the discharge ports. The liquid discharge device includes a control unit to control a temperature of the liquid discharge head by applying heat with heating elements arranged in divided areas of a region of the liquid discharge head where the discharge ports are arranged. When there is recording data for the discharge port in a certain one of the divided areas, the control unit causes the heating element in the divided area to generate heat, and when there is no recording data for the discharge port in the certain divided area, the control unit keeps the heating element in the certain divided area from generating heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takatsuna Aoki, Shuzo Iwanaga, Seiichiro Karita, Kazuhiro Yamada, Shingo Okushima, Zentaro Tamenaga, Akira Yamamoto, Tatsurou Mori, Noriyasu Nagai, Akio Saito, Ryo Kasai
  • Patent number: 10349347
    Abstract: The present invention has been made in view of the aforementioned problem and aims to provide a technique for reducing consumption of transmission power of an MTC device. The present invention relates to a communication terminal including measurement means for measuring a measurement target, reception means for receiving a certain condition regarding transmission from an application server, and determination means for determining, when the resulting measurement value satisfies the condition, that the measurement value should not be transmitted to the application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Yamada, Akira Kamei, Masahiro Serizawa, Hotaka Sugano, Satoshi Hasegawa, Masashi Shimoma
  • Publication number: 20190195646
    Abstract: An environment adjustment system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire environmental information of an environment related to a user, a drafting unit configured to draft an action plan to recommend to the user based on the environmental information, a transmission unit configured to transmit the action plan to the user's terminal, and a confirming unit configured to confirm whether the user has performed the action plan. When the drafting unit drafts a new action plan for another user or for the user, it drafts the new action plan using a result of the confirmation by the confirming unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi IWAI, Koji YAMADA, Marie ISHIKAWA, Akinori SATO, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Akira SHICHI, Masanori ISHIGAKI, Shuji TOMURA, Kenji ITO, Reiko MAKINO, Keisuke ICHIGE
  • Publication number: 20190193573
    Abstract: A traveling energy distribution system includes a plurality of supply facilities each of which is able to supply traveling energy to a vehicle, an information acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a vehicle, vehicle information relevant to an amount of traveling energy remaining in the vehicle and acquire, from each of the plurality of supply facilities, supply facility information relevant to an amount of traveling energy that can be supplied from that supply facility, and a determination unit configured to determine a transfer source supply facility and a transfer destination supply facility for traveling energy to be transferred from among the plurality of supply facilities and determine an amount of the traveling energy to be transferred based on the vehicle information and the supply facility information acquired by the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi IWAI, Koji YAMADA, Marie ISHIKAWA, Akinori SATO, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Akira SHICHI, Masanori ISHIGAKI, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Hajime MURATA, Kenji ITO, Reiko MAKINO, Keisuke ICHIGE
  • Publication number: 20190197608
    Abstract: A storage battery module rental system includes a storage battery module prepared in each providing point that is dispersedly distributed and that can be rented to a user, an acquisition unit configured to acquire individual information of a plurality of the users and module information from the storage battery module, the user being a rentee candidate of the storage battery module, a determining unit configured to determine an incentive given for renting the storage battery module based on the individual information and the module information in such a way that the incentive could differ for each user; and a notifying unit configured to notify the user of the incentive determined by the determining unit for each of the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi IWAI, Koji YAMADA, Marie ISHIKAWA, Akinori SATO, Masanori ISHIGAKI, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Makoto KUSAKABE, Tomoki NISHI, Akira SHICHI, Hiroyuki YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10303071
    Abstract: A non-magnetic toner is provided. The non-magnetic toner comprises a polyester resin, a release agent, and a colorant. A storage elastic modulus at 100° C. (G?(100° C.)) of the toner is from 1.0×103 to 1.0×106 Pa, and a storage elastic modulus at 160° C. (G?(160° C.)) of the toner is from 1.0×102 to 1.0×104 Pa. A ratio of loss elastic modulus to storage elastic modulus at 100° C. (tan ?(100° C.)) of the toner is greater than that at 130° C. (tan ?(130° C.)), and the tan ?(100° C.) and the tan ?(130° C.) are each within the range of from 1 to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Richoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takeda, Junichi Awamura, Hiroshi Yamada, Akira Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10303072
    Abstract: A toner is provided. The toner contains a polyester resin. The toner has a glass transition temperature (Tg1st) at first temperature rising of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) of from 45° C. to 65° C. The toner includes a component insoluble in tetrahydrofuran (THF) having two glass transition temperatures (Tga1st and Tgb1st) at the first temperature rising of DSC, where Tga1st is in a range of ?45° C. to 5° C. and Tgb1st is in a range of 45° C. to 70° C. The toner includes a component soluble in THF having a glass transition temperature (Tg2nd) at second temperature rising of DSC of from 40° C. to 65° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Tanaka, Hiroyuki Takeda, Junichi Awamura, Hiroshi Yamada, Daichi Hisakuni, Yasuo Kamada
  • Publication number: 20190152787
    Abstract: A silicon nanoparticle-containing hydrogen polysilsesquioxane calcined product to be covered by the invention, represented by general formula SiOx2Hy2(0.3<x2<1.5, 0.01<y2<0.35), containing 5% by weight to 65% by weight of silicon nanoparticles having a volume-basis mean particle size of more than 10 nanometers and less than 500 nanometers, having a chemical bond between a surface of the silicon nanoparticles and a silicon oxide structure derived from hydrogen polysilsesquioxane, having a Si—H bond, and substantially containing no carbon is silicon oxide applicable to a negative electrode active material for a secondary battery having excellent discharging capacity, initial charging and discharging efficiency and cycle characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihito TAKANO, Tetsuro KIZAKI, Hirotsuna YAMADA, Masakazu KONDO, Akira TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10293604
    Abstract: In order to keep possible local temperature differences in a liquid ejection head small to allow stable liquid ejection performance to be achieved, temperatures in a plurality of heating areas in a liquid ejection head are discretely controlled using heating elements and temperature detection elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takatsuna Aoki, Shuzo Iwanaga, Seiichiro Karita, Kazuhiro Yamada, Shingo Okushima, Zentaro Tamenaga, Akira Yamamoto, Tatsurou Mori, Noriyasu Nagai, Akio Saito, Masashi Hayashi, Takeshi Murase, Yuki Sawai
  • Publication number: 20190147966
    Abstract: Some embodiments include apparatuses and methods having a memory cell string including memory cells located in different levels of the apparatus and a data line coupled to the memory cell string. The memory cell string includes a pillar body associated with the memory cells. At least one of such apparatus can include a module configured to store information in a memory cell among memory cells and/or to determine a value of information stored in a memory cell among memory cells. The module can also be configured to apply a voltage having a positive value to the data line and/or a source to control a potential of the body. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Han Zhao, Akira Goda, Krishna K. Parat, Aurelio Giancarlo Mauri, Haitao Liu, Toru Tanzawa, Shigekazu Yamada, Koji Sakui
  • Publication number: 20190148589
    Abstract: Provided is an ultraviolet light emitting device that prevents peeled off of a non-bonding amorphous fluororesin and has high quality and high reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: Soko Kagaku Co., Ltd., AGC INC.
    Inventors: Kiho YAMADA, Yosuke NAGASAWA, Akira HIRANO, Masamichi IPPOMMATSU, Ko AOSAKI
  • Patent number: 10286667
    Abstract: A recording device includes, when a transporting direction of a medium is set to a first axis and a direction intersecting with the transporting direction is set to a second axis, a head which includes a nozzle column along the first axis; a pair of heads in which the heads discharging droplets of the same color are paired; and a head unit which includes a plurality of pairs of heads along the second axis. The pair of heads include a predetermined overlapping portion in which the nozzle columns are overlapped with each other in a side view from the second axis, the overlapping portion includes a plurality of nozzle regions divided along the second axis, and a position of the nozzle region which is used in discharge of the droplets is different from a position of the nozzle region of another pair of heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Sakurada, Toru Fujita, Takamitsu Kondo, Seigo Momose, Akira Yamada, Masahisa Otake
  • Patent number: 10290803
    Abstract: A wedge-shaped contact region can be employed to provide electrical contacts to multiple electrically conductive layers in a three-dimensional device structure. A cavity including a generally wedge-shaped region and a primary region is formed in a dielectric matrix layer over a support structure. An alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers is formed by a series of conformal deposition processes in the cavity and over the dielectric matrix layer. The alternating stack can be planarized employing the top surface of the dielectric matrix layer as a stopping layer. A tip portion of each electrically conductive layer within remaining portions of the alternating stack is laterally offset from the tip of the generally wedge-shaped region by a respective lateral offset distance along a lateral protrusion direction. Contact via structures can be formed on the tip portions of the electrically conductive layers to provide electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Michiaki Sano, Zhen Chen, Tetsuya Yamada, Akira Nakada, Yasuke Oda, Manabu Hayashi, Shigenori Sato
  • Patent number: 10260704
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source mounted on a vehicle body and a light guide body for guiding light generated by the light source. On the light guide body, vertically to a light travelling direction, a plurality of notch-shaped portions are formed in line. The notch-shaped portions become narrow in pitch as the distance from the light source increases and are formed deeper as the distance from the light source increases. Preferably, the notch-shaped portions exhibit arc cross-sections having the same curvature radius, and the depths of the notch-shaped portions are specified by the central angles of the arc cross-sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Yamada, Shunsuke Iwao, Koji Ueda, Ryo Chijimatsu
  • Publication number: 20190059107
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless environment evaluation method including a step 1 acquiring a transmission and reception history of wireless signals transmitted and received between the plurality of wireless stations and acquiring or estimating a number of wireless stations in transmission standby, based on the transmission and reception history; a step 2 calculating a normal reception rate S in a congesting situation in reception according to the number of wireless stations in transmission standby; a step 3 acquiring a normal reception rate S? of the wireless signals per a fixed channel use time from the transmission and reception history in the prescribed wireless station; and a step 4 determining a degree of the exposed situation in reception according to a ratio of the normal reception rate S? to the normal reception rate S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiyoshi INOKI, Hirantha Sithira ABEYSEKERA, Munehiro MATSUI, Takeo ICHIKAWA, Masato MIZOGUCHI, Akira KISHIDA, Daisuke KOIZUMI, Akira YAMADA, Yoshifumi MORIHIRO, Takahiro ASAI
  • Publication number: 20190032621
    Abstract: A control apparatus controls the operation of a starter such that, after an idling stop is executed and before a request for starting an engine is subsequently issued, the control apparatus executes a preset which causes a pinion to engage a ring gear. A control apparatus controls the operation of a starter such that, after an idling stop is executed and before a request for starting an engine is subsequently issued, the control apparatus executes a preset which causes a pinion to engage a ring gear. It is determined that the preset condition has been cancelled, and the preset is again executed. In that case, the pinion is already engaged with the ring gear at the time point when a request for starting the engine is issued. In that way it is unnecessary for the control apparatus to push out the pinion after a start request is issued.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitomo TAKEUCHI, Atsuyuki HIRUMA, Akira YAMADA, Akihiro IMURA, Takuro NAKAOKA
  • Publication number: 20190014227
    Abstract: The disclosure includes an edge extracting unit configured to, based on image data corresponding to a print image, extract edge pixels forming an outline of a partial image, a dot formation specification determining unit configured to, based on the image data, determine dot formation specifications, and a print data generator configured to, based on the dot formation specifications, generate print data for causing execution of printing by a printing apparatus for printing the print image by discharging first ink on a printing medium and second ink that promotes spreading of the first ink on the printing medium to form the plurality of dots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi TANASE, Akira YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10173419
    Abstract: The printing apparatus is provided with a transport mechanism section that transports work, a printing mechanism section that has nozzles, which carry out printing by discharging an ink, as liquid droplets, onto the work transported by the transport mechanism section, and an adjustment section that adjusts a volume per single droplet of the ink discharged from the nozzles on the basis of a separation distance between the nozzles and the work, which is positioned directly below the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Sakurada, Takamitsu Kondo, Seigo Momose, Akira Yamada
  • Publication number: 20180266682
    Abstract: A pseudo flame detecting portion detects a presence of a pseudo flame due to disturbance light when a sensor output of a flame sensor is equal to or greater than a pseudo flame threshold value and detects an absence of pseudo flame when the sensor output is equal to or less than another pseudo flame threshold value. The combustion controlling portion monitors the pseudo flame detection result from the pseudo flame detecting portion before an ignition attempt in the combustion equipment and, when the pseudo flame detection result continuously indicates presence of pseudo flame for a first monitoring time, cancels the ignition attempt in the combustion equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Azbil Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi NISHIYAMA, Yuichi KUMAZAWA, Shigeki ISHII, Akira YAMADA, Satoru YAMAGISHI, Tomoya NAKATA, Kayo SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180266683
    Abstract: A flame detection adjusting portion adjusts a preset reference threshold value based on a sensor output indicating disturbance light obtained from a flame sensor before an ignition attempt in combustion equipment and outputs an obtained adjusted threshold value, and a combustion flame detecting portion detects a presence or an absence of a combustion flame in the combustion equipment based on the sensor output obtained from the flame sensor during combustion in the combustion equipment and an adjusted threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Azbil Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi NISHIYAMA, Yuichi KUMAZAWA, Shigeki ISHII, Akira YAMADA, Satoru YAMAGISHI, Tomoya NAKATA, Kayo SUZUKI