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: 20180238402
    Abstract: An automatic clutch device includes an axial force generating mechanism including an electric motor arranged adjacent to the outer periphery of an end of an input shaft of a transmission, and a rotation-linear motion conversion mechanism for converting the rotation of the rotor of the electric motor to a linear motion of a release bearing. The rotation-linear motion conversion mechanism includes plural annular cam plates arranged in tandem on the input shaft, and torque cam mechanisms each disposed between each opposed pair of cam plates, for reduced size and improved responsiveness of the automatic clutch device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahide SAITO, Koji SATO, Masahiro KAWAI, Atsushi IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20180223917
    Abstract: An automatic clutch device includes an axial force generating mechanism which presses and moves a release bearing toward a diaphragm spring to disengage a clutch disk and the diaphragm spring from each other. The axial force generating mechanism includes an electric motor disposed adjacent to the outer periphery of an end of an input shaft of a transmission, and a rotation-linear motion conversion mechanism for converting the rotation of the rotor of the electric motor to a linear motion of the release bearing. This automatic clutch device is compact in size and sufficiently responsive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahide SAITO, Kimihito USHIDA, Koji SATO, Masahiro KAWAI, Atsushi IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20180146111
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus capable of running a predetermined application program on a firmware, which includes an operation unit, a memory configured to accept a user operation via the operation unit and store a user interface program which initializes display of the operation unit in accordance with an elapse of predetermined time, and a notifying unit configured to notify the firmware and the user interface program when the user operation via the operation unit is accepted, in which while the predetermined application program is running, the notifying unit notifies the application program of operation information based on the user operation via the firmware so that the user interface program does not initialize the display of the operation unit in accordance with the elapse of the predetermined time, and the notifying unit notifies the user interface program of predetermined notification which is not based on the user operation at predetermined timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Yasunori Shimakawa, Atsushi Ikeda, Hiroshi Oya
  • Publication number: 20180146117
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that performs authentication of a user by a login program that operates on firmware and that, upon detection an abnormality of the login program, restricts execution of a job without causing the login program to terminate, and, while execution of the job is being restricted, controls to enable reception of an operation for disabling the login program via a reception unit for receiving an operation by a user via an operation unit, and, in accordance with the operation for disabling, causes the restricted job to be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroshi Oya, Yasunori Shimakawa, Atsushi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9964890
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a development roll rubber member that has a uniformly roughened surface on a rubber member surface, that is capable of ensuring a sufficient thickness without contaminating a peripheral portion while maintaining a flexibility in a coating layer and a convex portion without impairing softness of a rubber substrate layer, and that has the coating layer achieving non-tackiness and low friction, and a method of manufacturing the same, and the object is achieved by putting a reactive silicone oil, an isocyanate compound, and a diluent solvent capable of dissolving both the reactive silicone oil and the isocyanate compound into a reaction container, by causing a prepolymerization reaction in which the reactive silicone oil and the isocyanate compound are reacted into a polymerized state in the diluent solvent in the reaction container while dissolution in the solvent is maintained, by subsequently mixing a polyol and an isocyanate compound solution and using silic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: NOK Corporation, Synztec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Higashira, Atsushi Ikeda, Tomohiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20180115675
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which is capable of appropriately producing displays using installed expansion application modules without using a window manager module. The image forming apparatus produces a display in accordance with a display instruction for at least one of the installed expansion application modules. When display instructions for the expansion application modules overlap each other, priorities for display are assigned based on starting conditions related to the expansion application modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Atsushi Ikeda, Hiroshi Oya, Yasunori Shimakawa
  • Patent number: 9935273
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an organic thin-film luminescent element which exhibits improved luminous efficiency, drive voltage and durability life. This fluoranthene derivative is characterized by having a specific structure that contains a fluoranthene skeleton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yasunori Ichihashi, Tsuyoshi Tominaga, Daisaku Tanaka, Takeshi Ikeda, Takeshi Arai, Atsushi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20180052942
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique to immediately acquire a specific content item on a web page. A reception apparatus includes a first reception unit configured to receive data representing a configuration of a web page; an assigning unit configured to assign, in a case in which a content item constituting the web page, specified in the data received by the first reception unit, is an image content item to which a link to another content item or a script is set, a high priority to the content item constituting the web page; a notification unit configured to notify a transmission apparatus of a notification message based on the priority assigned by the assigning unit; and a second reception unit configured to receive the content item constituting the web page, transmitted from the transmission apparatus on the basis of the notification message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: Atsushi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9890001
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a feeding unit, a separation surface, a first separation part configured to switch between a condition in which the first separation part is protruded from the separate surface and the sheet comes into contact with the first separation part and a condition in which the first separation part is retracted from the separate surface and the sheet does not come into contact with the first separation part and to be fixed to each of the two conditions and a second separation part configured to be movable in a direction from a condition in which the second separation part is protruded from the separate surface and the sheet is capable of come into contact with the second separation part to a condition in which the second separation part is retracted from the separate surface, according to a contact force received from the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisashi Taniguchi, Yasuyuki Hirai, Yasuyuki Asai, Motoyuki Taguchi, Atsushi Ikeda, Kyoshiro Okude
  • Publication number: 20180027140
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, one or more processors, and memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the image forming apparatus to perform operations. The image forming unit forms an image on a sheet. The operations include controlling execution of dew condensation elimination processing that is processing for eliminating dew condensation having occurred in the image forming unit. The operations additionally include receiving image data to be printed and restricting, based on a type of a job executed using the received image data, image forming by the image forming unit, in a case where the dew condensation elimination processing is in execution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Atsushi Ikeda, Hikaru Sugita
  • Publication number: 20180015572
    Abstract: Provided herein is a solder material that includes a spherical core that provides space between a joint object and another object to be joined to the joint object and a solder coated layer that has a melting point at which a core layer of the core is not melted. The solder coated layer includes Sn as a main ingredient and 0 to 2 mass % of Ag, and coats the core. The solder coated layer has an average grain diameter of crystal grains of 3 ?m or less, and the solder material has a spherical diameter of 1 to 230 ?m and a sphericity of 0.95 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Kawasaki, Shigeki Kondo, Atsushi Ikeda, Takahiro Roppongi, Takashi Hagiwara, Daisuke Soma, Kaichi Tsuruta, Isamu Sato, Yuji Kawamata
  • Publication number: 20170348805
    Abstract: The disclosed solder alloy is useful for plating and for use with electronic components, which are capable of suppressing the formation of external stress-type whiskers. This solder alloy for plating contains Sn and Ni, with the Ni content being 0.06-5.0 mass % inclusive and the remainder including Sn, and is used in electrical contacts that are electrically connected through mechanical joining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicants: SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., DDK Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaichi TSURUTA, Osamu MUNEKATA, Hiroyuki IWAMOTO, Atsushi IKEDA, Hiroyuki MORIUCHI, Shinichi KAYAMA, Yoshihiro TADOKORO
  • Patent number: 9825239
    Abstract: The present invention provides an organic thin film light emitting device having high luminous efficiency and durable life realized by using a benzindolocarbazole derivative as represented by either general formula (1-1) or (1-2) given below: [Chemical compound 1] wherein R1 to R24 may be identical to or different from each other and are selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, alkyl group, cycloalkyl group, heterocyclic group, amino group, alkenyl group, cycloalkenyl group, alkynyl group, alkoxy group, alkylthio group, aryl ether group, aryl thioether group, aryl group, heteroaryl group, halogen atom, carbonyl group, carboxyl group, oxycarbonyl group, carbamoyl group, silyl group, and —P(?O)R25R26; R25 and R26 represent either an aryl group or a heteroaryl group; R25 and R26 may be condensed to form a ring; L1 to L4 independently represent a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group, or a substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylene group; and A1 to A4 independently represent an a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Matsuki, Daisaku Tanaka, Takeshi Ikeda, Atsushi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9802251
    Abstract: Provided are a Ni ball, a Ni core ball, a solder joint, solder paste and foamed solder which are superior in the impact resistance to dropping and can inhibit any occurrence of a poor joints. An electronic component 60 is constructed by joining a solder bump 30 of a semiconductor chip 10 to an electrode 41 of a printed circuit board 40 with solder paste 12, 42. The solder bump 30 is formed by joining an electrode 11 of the semiconductor chip 10 to the Ni ball 20. The Ni ball 20 according to the present invention contains purity which is equal to or higher than 99.9% and equal to or lower than 99.995%, sphericity which is equal to or higher than 0.90, and Vickers hardness which is equal to or higher than 20HV and equal to or less than 90HV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Kawasaki, Takashi Akagawa, Yuichi Koikeda, Atsushi Ikeda, Masaru Sasaki, Takahiro Roppongi, Daisuke Soma, Isamu Sato
  • Patent number: 9767376
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus that displays a character rendered in an outline method includes a number-of-commands identification unit configured to identify a number of drawing commands required for the character based on outline data that corresponds to a shape of the character, a level determination unit configured to determine a level of an antialiasing process to be performed on the character based on the number of the drawing commands found by the number-of-commands identification unit, and a drawing unit configured to execute the antialiasing process of the level determined for the character by the level determination unit, when the character is drawn based on the outline data of the character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20170264775
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus sets, as storage destinations for storing image data as a transmission history, a first external storage destination and a second external storage destination; accepts a transmission destination of image data; transmits image data to the transmission destination accepted by the acceptance unit; and stores the image data in the first external storage destination in accordance with the transmission destination of the image data not being a specific destination, and stores the image data to the second external storage destination in accordance with the transmission destination of the image data being the specific destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: Atsushi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9749481
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that is capable of keeping a command concerning an original reading process with a simple configuration and of receiving a command concerning a process that is operatable concurrently with the original reading process. A scanner unit reads an original. A transmission unit transmits image data to a destination. A first determination unit determines whether a processing command received from a client apparatus is a first command that requires transmission of image data obtained by reading with the scanner unit. A second determination unit determines whether the scanner unit is in an occupied state. A reply unit replies a busy signal indicating that the scanner unit is busy to the client apparatus that transmitted the processing command until the scanner unit is no longer in the occupied state, when the scanner unit is in the occupied state and when the processing command is the first command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20170190933
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a surface modification treatment agent capable of achieving lower tackiness and lower friction, a member for an image forming apparatus and a toner fixing mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicants: NOK Corporation, Synztec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro HIGASHIRA, Atsushi IKEDA
  • Patent number: 9651887
    Abstract: The problem of the present invention is to be capable of executing color shift correction processing also in consideration of a mechanical inclination component in an image forming device. For solving the problem, the image forming device according to the present invention comprises information processing unit, first measurement requesting unit, holding unit of curve information, notifying unit of curve information, receiving unit of a measurement pattern image, measurement processing unit, determining unit of a result of the measurement processing, and second measurement requesting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiaki Shirai, Hiroshi Ooya, Atsushi Ikeda
  • Patent number: D829792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takushi Matsutou, Shinsuke Hirano, Atsushi Ikeda, Tomomi Ishikawa