Patents by Inventor Atsushi Ikeda

Atsushi Ikeda 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: 20240191905
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control system, a control method, and a storage medium through which a moving object can change a surrounding environment of a user depending on an emotion of the user. [Solution] Provided is a control system including: an estimation unit that estimates an emotion of a user; and a moving object controller that controls a moving object to change a surrounding environment of the user depending on the estimated emotion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi SHIONOZAKI, Satoshi IKEDA, Tetsuo TAWARA, Yasushi MIYAJIMA
  • Patent number: 12006179
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a housing configured to house a recording portion recording an image on a sheet and to have a side including an opening through which the sheet passes, a tray configured to rotate about a rotation shaft, relative to the housing, between a closed position at a first angle for closing the opening and an open position at a second angle for loading the sheet, and an urging mechanism configured to urge the tray toward the closed position when an angle about the rotation shaft of the tray is between the first angle and a third angle and to urge the tray toward the open position when an angle about the rotation shaft of the tray is between the third angle and the second angle. The third angle is an angle between the first angle and the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryo Takano, Tetsu Hamano, Atsushi Ikeda, Masaaki Ishihara
  • Patent number: 11994482
    Abstract: The driving device includes a piezoelectric element, a power supply unit, a first resistor, a second resistor, a measuring unit and a control unit, wherein resistance values of the first resistor and the second resistor are smaller than an insulating resistance value of the piezoelectric element, the measuring unit measures, a voltage across the first resistor (voltage between a first terminal and a second terminal), in a state of supplying a predetermined voltage from the power supply unit, and the control unit calculates a resistance value of the piezoelectric element from a voltage value obtained by the measurement of the measuring unit, and determines, whether or not degradation has occurred in the piezoelectric element based on the calculated resistance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Atsushi Hidaka, Katsuyuki Sugita, Takatoshi Nakatani, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20240167577
    Abstract: A controller capable of improving the disappearance resistance of a synthetic resin coating of a diaphragm, and a vaporization supply device comprising the controller. The controller includes a body having an inflow passage and an outflow passage, a valve seat provided between the inflow passage and the outflow passage, a diaphragm capable of being seated on or separated from the valve seat, and an actuator for causing the diaphragm to be seated on and separated from the valve seat. The material of the valve seat is nickel-based, and the diaphragm is provided with a synthetic resin coating on a surface of a side to be brought into contact with the valve seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Atsushi HIDAKA, Kazuteru TANAKA, Takatoshi NAKATANI, Kazuyuki MORISAKI, Masafumi KITANO, Kaoru HIRATA, Masaaki NAGASE, Kouji NISHINO, Nobukazu IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20240167570
    Abstract: A sealing device is arranged between a high-pressure space and a low-pressure space next to each other along an axial direction of a rod, and seals a gap between an outer circumferential surface of the rod and an inner circumferential surface of a housing through which the rod can be inserted. The sealing device has an annular member mounted to the housing and a seal member, at which the seal member is mounted to the annular member, projects toward the outer circumferential surface of the rod, and is contactable with the outer circumferential surface of the rod. The seal member has an outer circumferential portion arranged radially outwardly and an inner circumferential portion arranged radially inwardly. The seal member is deformable in a curved shape such that a portion contactable with the outer circumferential surface of the rod projects toward the low-pressure space in the axial direction of the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi IKEDA
  • Patent number: 11988543
    Abstract: An abnormality detection method is performed in a gas supply system including a flow rate control device having a restriction part, a control valve, a flow rate control pressure sensor for measuring upstream pressure, and a control circuit. The inflow pressure sensor measures the supply pressure. An upstream on/off valve is provided upstream of the inflow pressure sensor. The method includes closing the upstream on/off valve when the gas flows at a controlled flow rate at the downstream of the restriction part by controlling an opening degree of the control valve based on the output of the flow rate control pressure sensor; measuring a drop in supply pressure on the upstream side of the control valve after closing the upstream on/off valve while keeping the control valve open; and detecting the presence or absence of abnormality in the flow rate control device based on the measured supply pressure drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Atsushi Hidaka, Masaaki Nagase, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda, Kaoru Hirata
  • Publication number: 20240160336
    Abstract: A communication apparatus capable of communication with an image generation system functioning as a cloud browser, the communication apparatus comprising: a reception unit configured to receive, from the image generation system, selection element related information related to a selection element in a Web page being displayed using the cloud browser; a generation unit configured to generate, based on the selection element related information, a selection UI to display the selection element converted from a first display format in the Web page to a second display format different from the first display format; and a control unit configured to cause a display unit of the communication apparatus to display the selection UI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventor: ATSUSHI IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20240159238
    Abstract: An air sending device is provided with a cross flow fan including an impeller in which a plurality of blades is arranged annularly. Each of the blades includes a pressure surface, a suction surface, an inner peripheral end face, and an outer peripheral end face. The pressure surface of the blade satisfies the following relationship: a curvature of a second pressure-surface side curved surface>a curvature of a third pressure-surface side curved surface>a curvature of a first pressure-surface side curved surface. When a first, a second, and a third pressure-surface side area of a surface of part of a pressure surface side of the blade are projected on a chord line connecting the inner and outer peripheral end of the blade, a length of the third pressure-surface side area>a length of the first pressure-surface side area>a length of the second pressure-surface side area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Atsushi KONO, Takuya TERAMOTO, Yuki UGAJIN, Koji YAMAGUCHI, Tetsuo YAMASHITA, Takashi IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20240160831
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises: a memory storing a program; and a processor in communication with the memory, the processor when executing the program causes the information processing apparatus to: acquire screen information for identifying a size of a screen of a communication terminal; determine, based on the screen information, a minimum font size for displaying characters included in a predetermined Web page on the screen of the communication terminal in a predetermined font size; set a font size of a character included in the predetermined Web page and smaller than the minimum font size to be larger than or equal to the minimum font size; generate display information for displaying the predetermined Web page on a screen of the communication terminal based on the set font size; and transmit the generated display information to the communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventor: ATSUSHI IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20240148287
    Abstract: A biological information measurement device includes: a light-emitting unit including a first light-emitting element that emits red light and a second light-emitting element that emits infrared light; a light-receiving unit configured to receive the red light emitted from the first light-emitting element and the infrared light emitted from the second light-emitting element and generate a first light-receiving signal based on the red light and a second light-receiving signal based on the infrared light; and a controller configured to calculate an oxygen saturation concentration. The controller is configured to calculate the oxygen saturation concentration using the first light-receiving signal and the second light-receiving signal, calculate correlation data using the first light-receiving signal and the second light-receiving signal, and determine the oxygen saturation concentration based on the correlation data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Akira IKEDA, Atsushi MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20240153180
    Abstract: An image generation system capable of communicating with a communication apparatus, the system includes a reception unit that receives an operation instruction for a Web page from the communication apparatus, an acquisition unit that, if the operation instruction is a copy instruction, acquires Web page configuration information which exists at coordinates on the Web page and for which the copy instruction has been accepted, and a transmission unit that transmits, to the communication apparatus, one of the Web page configuration information and information based on the Web page configuration information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventor: ATSUSHI IKEDA
  • Patent number: 11976748
    Abstract: A diaphragm valve includes a body (3) having a flow path (2), a seat (4) formed in the flow path (2), a metal diaphragm (5) for opening and closing the flow path (2), a pair of clamping parts (6) and (7) for claiming peripheral edge portions of the metal diaphragm (5) to fix the metal diaphragm (5) to the body (3), and an actuator (8) for abutting the metal diaphragm (5) to the seat (4) or separating the metal diaphragm from the seat (4), wherein a fluorine resin coating is formed on a seat side surface (5a) of the metal diaphragm (5) at least in a contact region (B-A) with the seat (4) in a region (C) surrounded by a clamping region (D-C) between the seat side surface (5a) and one of the pair of clamping portions (6, 7), excluding the clamping region (D-C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaoru Hirata, Masaaki Nagase, Atsushi Hidaka, Kazuyuki Morisaki, Keisuke Ideguchi, Kosuke Sugimoto, Masafumi Kitano, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20240142890
    Abstract: A developing roll for use in an image-forming apparatus using electrophotography includes a cylindrical core made of metal; an annular elastic layer made of rubber and arranged around the core; and an annular surface layer arranged around the elastic layer. The surface layer includes a central portion and end portions. The central portion is located at the center of the developing roll in the longitudinal direction, the end portions are located at opposite end portions of the developing roll in the longitudinal direction. A coefficient of kinetic friction of the outer peripheral surface of each end portion of the surface layer is less than or equal to 0.1, and a ten-point average roughness Rz of the outer peripheral surface of each end portion of the surface layer is less than or equal to 1.8 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke OURA, Norimasa HOSONUMA, Atsushi IKEDA, Yu AKAI, Satoshi FUKUOKA, Kenji SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11959197
    Abstract: A first aspect of the present invention is carbon fiber wherein the surface of a monofilament has a center line average roughness Ra of 6.0 nm or more and 13 nm or less, and the monofilament has a long diameter/short diameter ratio of 1.11 or more and 1.245 or less. A second aspect of the present invention is carbon fiber precursor acrylic fiber wherein the surface of a monofilament has a center line average roughness Ra of 18 nm or more and 27 nm or less, and the monofilament has a long diameter/short diameter ratio of 1.11 or more and 1.245 or less. The carbon fiber according to the first aspect is obtained by stabilizing and carbonizing under specific conditions the carbon fiber precursor acrylic fiber according to the second aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Naomasa Matsuyama, Yuutarou Nakamura, Norifumi Hirota, Hiroko Matsumura, Katsuhiko Ikeda, Kouki Wakabayashi, Tadashi Ootani, Akihiro Itou, Kenji Hirano, Akito Hatayama, Kenji Kaneta, Atsushi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11960056
    Abstract: Provided is an optical lens formed by integrally molding a lens part that is an optically effective portion and has a light incidence/emission surface, and a lens edge part that is an optically ineffective portion and has a surface thereof except the light incidence/emission surface. The lens edge part includes a non-transparent region in part or all thereof, the lens part and the lens edge part include a thermoplastic resin, and the non-transparent region in the lens edge part contains a total of 0.1-5 mass % of one or more of a black dye and a black pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Motegi, Kentaro Ishihara, Katsushi Nishimori, Shinya Ikeda, Noriyuki Kato, Mitsuteru Kondo, Kensuke Oshima, Masahiro Kanda, Shoko Suzuki, Tatsunobu Ogata, Mitsutake Suematsu
  • Publication number: 20240114817
    Abstract: A monitoring system of a work machine includes a monitor to monitor whether or not a work machine is within an area when a first signal is received and stop monitoring when a second signal is received. The work machine includes at least a communication terminal to transmit the first signal and the second signal to the monitor, a first instruction generator operable to instruct the communication terminal to transmit the first signal, and a second instruction generator operable to instruct the communication terminal to transmit the second signal when the monitor is monitoring the work machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Keisuke MIURA, Yoshihito IIDA, Atsushi MATSUMOTO, Ryo IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20240117984
    Abstract: Provided is an air conditioner including an indoor unit provided with a microphone element for receiving voice instructions, such that a voice instruction spoken by an operator is acquired with high quality and control based on the voice instruction spoken by the operator is likely to be ensured. The air conditioner includes an indoor unit, a transmission unit, and a reception unit. The indoor unit has a main body and a microphone element. The main body has formed therein a blow-out port through which air-conditioned air is blown out toward a space to be air-conditioned. The microphone element accepts a voice instruction captured from a voice capturing portion arranged at a position that deviates from a ventilation space through which the air blown out from the blow-out port flows, in such a manner as to face the space to be air-conditioned. The transmission unit transmits the voice instruction accepted by the microphone element to an outside as a signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Kousuke TSUBOI, Takao SONODA, Makoto IKEDA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Yu OTA, Yuuichi KITA, Kenji AMANO, Atsushi MATSUBARA, Tomomi KUKITA, Naoko KURIYAMA, Tomoyoshi ASHIKAGA, Gen KUMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11954812
    Abstract: A preprocessing device includes processing circuitry configured to acquire coordinate information of respective vertexes of a polygon for inside/outside determination and the coordinate information of the respective vertexes of the polygon for inside/outside determination and rotate a coordinate to be determined and the polygon for inside/outside determination as preprocessing of determination processing of determining whether the coordinate to be determined exists inside or outside the polygon for inside/outside determination, and output coordinate information of respective vertexes of the rotated polygon for inside/outside determination and the rotated coordinate to be determined as rotated coordinate information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Miyahara, Tatsuro Kimura, Ichibe Naito, Atsushi Isomura, Tomoya Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11947273
    Abstract: A conductive roller includes: a core member including an outer surface along and about an axial line thereof; and a surface layer arranged along the outer surface of the core member. The surface layer includes a conductive portion, and a surface roughness imparting material in a form of particles dispersed in the conductive portion. An average particle size of the surface roughness imparting material is in a range of 6 micrometers or greater and less than 10 micrometers. The number of particles of the surface roughness imparting material per unit area of the surface layer is in a range of 3.5×105 particles per mm2 or greater and 7.5×105 particles per mm2 or less. An average thickness of the surface layer is in a range of 0.2 micrometers or greater and 5.5 micrometers or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo Suzuki, Atsushi Ikeda, Satoshi Fukuoka, Kenji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11947272
    Abstract: A conductive roller includes: a core member including an outer surface along and about an axial line thereof; and a surface layer arranged along the outer surface of the core member. The surface layer includes a conductive portion formed of a conductive resin composition, and a surface roughness imparting material in a form of particles dispersed in the conductive portion. An average particle size of the surface roughness imparting material is in a range of 6 micrometers or greater and 10 micrometers or less. The number of particles of the surface roughness imparting material per unit area of the surface layer is in a range of 1.0×104 particles per mm2 or greater and 2.0×106 particles per mm2 or less. An average thickness of the surface layer is in a range of 3.0 micrometers or greater and 15.0 micrometers or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo Suzuki, Atsushi Ikeda, Satoshi Fukuoka, Kenji Sasaki