Patents by Inventor Atsushi Kikuchi

Atsushi Kikuchi 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: 11114877
    Abstract: A device according to an embodiment includes at least one assembled battery; first switches that switch an electrical connection state of main circuits connected between the assembled battery and the load; second switches that switch an electrical connection state of second main circuits branched from the main circuits and are connected between the assembled battery and the load; a BMU that controls operations of the first switches based on an operation command supplied from the load; and a power supply circuit that supplies power to the BMU and second switches when a start command supplied from the outside is ON.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yusuke Kikuchi, Hidenori Suzuki, Kazuto Kuroda, Atsushi Inamura, Masahiro Sekino
  • Patent number: 11107885
    Abstract: A semiconductor film includes a cluster of semiconductor quantum dots each having a metal atom and ligands coordinating to respective semiconductor quantum dots, and the semiconductor quantum dots have an average shortest inter-dot distance of less than 0.45 nm. A solar cell, a light-emitting diode, a thin film transistor, and an electronic device include the semiconductor film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Ono, Makoto Kikuchi, Atsushi Tanaka, Masayuki Suzuki, Yoshihiko Kanemitsu
  • Patent number: 11103214
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a probe configured to be equipped with plural transducers arranged in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and be able to perform a two-dimensional scan in the first and second directions; a moving device configured to support the probe and mechanically move the probe in the second direction; a receiving circuit configured to generate first reception signals for respective moving positions of the probe in the second direction by performing receiving phase-compensation and summation processing on respective reflected signals received by the plurality of transducers at each of the moving positions; and processing circuitry configured to generate a second reception signal by performing moving aperture synthesis on the first reception signals generated for the respective moving positions of the probe based on positional information of the probe and generate image data from the second reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mine, Kazutoshi Sadamitsu, Masami Takahashi, Masatoshi Nishino, Norihisa Kikuchi, Naoyuki Nakazawa, Atsushi Nakai, Jiro Higuchi, Yutaka Kobayashi, Cong Yao, Kazuo Tezuka, Naoki Yoneyama, Atsushi Sumi
  • Publication number: 20210155003
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a head configured to discharge a liquid, and a discharge receptacle configured to receive the liquid discharged from the head at an installation position. The discharge receptacle includes a liquid holder configured to receive the liquid discharged from the head, and a support configured to detachably support the liquid holder. At least a part of the support is displaceable to a detachment position at which the liquid holder is detachable from the support, and the detachment position is lower than the installation position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kikuchi, Kazuhisa Yoda
  • Patent number: 10880461
    Abstract: Provided are a lens driving device, a camera module, and a camera-mounted device for which the miniaturization and weight reduction can be achieved and the reliability can also be improved. The lens driving device includes auto-focusing and shake-correcting driving parts utilizing a voice coil motor. An autofocus movable part includes a lens holder adapted to hold a lens part and an auto-focusing coil part, an autofocus fixing part includes a magnet holder adapted to hold an auto-focusing magnet part, and a shake-correcting fixing part includes a base to which a shake-correcting coil part is disposed. At least one of the lens holder, magnet holder, and base is formed from a molding material consisting of polyarylate (PAR) or a PAR alloy which is a mixture of multiple resin materials including polyarylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Osaka, Takashi Ishizawa, Atsushi Kikuchi, Minoru Katagiri
  • Patent number: 10766261
    Abstract: A head cleaning device includes a first wiping member, a first drive mechanism, a second wiping member, a second drive mechanism, a common drive source, and control circuitry. The first wiping member wipes a nozzle face of each of a plurality of liquid discharge heads. The first drive mechanism moves the first wiping member to a first wiping position at which the first wiping member wipes the nozzle face and a first retraction position spaced apart from the nozzle face. The second wiping member wipes the nozzle face. The second drive mechanism moves the second wiping member to a second wiping position at which the second wiping member wipes the nozzle face and a second retraction position spaced apart from the nozzle face. The common drive source drives the first drive mechanism and the second drive mechanism. The control circuitry controls the common drive source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20200247126
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a plurality of heads and a wiper. Each of the heads includes a nozzle face having a plurality of nozzles configured to discharge a liquid. The wiper includes a wiping member configured to clean, by wiping, the nozzle face of each of the plurality of heads. The apparatus further includes circuitry configured to control cleaning of the plurality of heads by the wiper, cause the wiper to perform a first wiping operation on a part of the plurality of heads, and cause the wiper to perform a second wiping operation, different from the first wiping operation, on a rest of the plurality of heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10649174
    Abstract: Provided are a lens driving device, a camera module, and a camera-mounted device for which the miniaturization and weight reduction can be achieved and the reliability can also be improved. The lens driving device includes auto-focusing and shake-correcting driving parts utilizing a voice coil motor. A shake-correcting fixing part includes a coil board consisting of a multilayer printed wiring board in which multiple unit layers consisting of a conductor layer and an insulating layer are stacked on one another, and a base on which the coil board is placed. A shake-correcting coil part, an external terminal, and a conductor pattern including a power-supply line configured to connect the external terminal to the shake-correcting coil part are integrally formed in the coil board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Osaka, Atsushi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20200102625
    Abstract: A process of producing a fine-grained austenitic stainless steel, said process comprising a step of subjecting a fine-grained austenitic stainless steel comprising: C: 0.15 wt % or less, Si: 1.00 wt % or less, Mn: 2.0 wt % or less, Ni: 6.0 to 14.0 wt %, Cr: 16.0 to 22.0 wt %, and Mo: 3.0 wt % or less, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, and having an average grain size of 10 ?m or lower, to an annealing treatment at a temperature from 600° C. to 700° C. for 48 hours or longer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Noriaki HIROTA, Tomoaki TAKEUCHI, Hiroko NAKANO, Atsushi KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 10571649
    Abstract: A lens driving device includes an auto-focusing driving part that includes an auto-focusing coil and driving magnets, and an optical image stabilization driving part that includes an optical image stabilization coil disposed so as to be spaced apart from the driving magnets in an optical-axis direction and the driving magnets. An autofocus fixing part includes a magnet holder to which the driving magnets are fixed by adhesion, and adhesion surfaces of the magnet holder to which the driving magnets adhere are parallel to the optical-axis direction, and first end portions of the adhesion surfaces facing an optical image stabilization fixing part in the optical-axis direction are opened. Each adhesion surface includes a recessed portion that extends in the optical-axis direction toward a second end portion, which is opposite to the first end portion, from a portion positioned closer to an inside than the first end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Osaka, Atsushi Kikuchi, Minoru Katagiri
  • Publication number: 20190283431
    Abstract: A head cleaning device includes a first wiping member, a first drive mechanism, a second wiping member, a second drive mechanism, a common drive source, and control circuitry. The first wiping member wipes a nozzle face of each of a plurality of liquid discharge heads. The first drive mechanism moves the first wiping member to a first wiping position at which the first wiping member wipes the nozzle face and a first retraction position spaced apart from the nozzle face. The second wiping member wipes the nozzle face. The second drive mechanism moves the second wiping member to a second wiping position at which the second wiping member wipes the nozzle face and a second retraction position spaced apart from the nozzle face. The common drive source drives the first drive mechanism and the second drive mechanism. The control circuitry controls the common drive source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Atsushi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20190243087
    Abstract: A lens driving device includes an auto-focusing driving part that includes an auto-focusing coil and driving magnets, and an optical image stabilization driving part that includes an optical image stabilization coil disposed so as to be spaced apart from the driving magnets in an optical-axis direction and the driving magnets. An autofocus fixing part includes a magnet holder to which the driving magnets are fixed by adhesion, and adhesion surfaces of the magnet holder to which the driving magnets adhere are parallel to the optical-axis direction, and first end portions of the adhesion surfaces facing an optical image stabilization fixing part in the optical-axis direction are opened. Each adhesion surface includes a recessed portion that extends in the optical-axis direction toward a second end portion, which is opposite to the first end portion, from a portion positioned closer to an inside than the first end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko OSAKA, Atsushi KIKUCHI, Minoru KATAGIRI
  • Patent number: 10240504
    Abstract: An amount of electric power consumption by a battery is reduced, and deterioration of a coil is suppressed by efficiently heating an injector and melting urea crystals at an early stage. A control device for a reducing agent injection device fills the device with a reducing agent at a start-up of an internal combustion engine and executes control for injecting the reducing agent into an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine by the injector. The control device includes an energization control section that executes energization control in which, after an exhaust temperature of the internal combustion engine becomes equal to or higher than a specified threshold value, a temperature of the injector is increased by energizing the coil of the injector for a specified time and melting of the crystals of the reducing agent precipitated in the injector is promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bosch Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nakao, Fumiyasu Kurogi, Akira Kunishima, Atsushi Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Syogo Tashiro, Wataru Domon
  • Publication number: 20190011664
    Abstract: Provided are a lens driving device, a camera module, and a camera-mounted device for which the miniaturization and weight reduction can be achieved and the reliability can also be improved. The lens driving device includes auto-focusing and shake-correcting driving parts utilizing a voice coil motor. An autofocus movable part includes a lens holder adapted to hold a lens part and an auto-focusing coil part, an autofocus fixing part includes a magnet holder adapted to hold an auto-focusing magnet part, and a shake-correcting fixing part includes a base to which a shake-correcting coil part is disposed. At least one of the lens holder, magnet holder, and base is formed from a molding material consisting of polyarylate (PAR) or a PAR alloy which is a mixture of multiple resin materials including polyarylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko OSAKA, Takashi ISHIZAWA, Atsushi KIKUCHI, Minoru KATAGIRI
  • Publication number: 20180364445
    Abstract: Provided are a lens driving device, a camera module, and a camera-mounted device for which the miniaturization and weight reduction can be achieved and the reliability can also be improved. The lens driving device includes auto-focusing and shake-correcting driving parts utilizing a voice coil motor. A shake-correcting fixing part includes a coil board consisting of a multilayer printed wiring board in which multiple unit layers consisting of a conductor layer and an insulating layer are stacked on one another, and a base on which the coil board is placed. A shake-correcting coil part, an external terminal, and a conductor pattern including a power-supply line configured to connect the external terminal to the shake-correcting coil part are integrally formed in the coil board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko OSAKA, Atsushi KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 10081182
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a head body, a wiring member, a connector, and a protector. The head body discharges liquid. The wiring member transmits a signal to the head body. The connector is disposed at the wiring member to connect the wiring member to the head body. The protector covers the head body and the connector. The head body includes a fitting portion. The protector includes a fitting portion to fit the fitting portion of the head body in a fitting direction. The connector is disposed more backward than a leading end of the fitting portion of the protector in the fitting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kikuchi, Yoshitaka Fujinuma, Junichi Iwata
  • Patent number: 10023423
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a pressing unit including a first pressing member and a second pressing member. The pressing unit is configured to sandwich and press a fold part of a folded sheet bundle between the first pressing member and the second pressing member. The sheet processing apparatus also includes a moving unit configured to move a position pressed by the pressing unit in a direction of a fold of the sheet bundle. A position pressed by the first pressing member on the sheet bundle and another position pressed by the second pressing member on the sheet bundle are shifted with respect to each other in the direction of the fold of the sheet bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Keisuke Sugiyama, Kiyoshi Hata, Atsushi Kikuchi, Tomomichi Hoshino, Makoto Hidaka, Shohichi Satoh, Satoshi Saito, Mamoru Kambayashi
  • Patent number: 9956716
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayered container having an intermediate layer comprising an oxygen-absorbable barrier resin composition showing excellent processability upon molding. Specifically disclosed is a multilayered container which comprises an inner layer and an outer layer each comprising an olefin resin and an intermediate layer provided between the inner layer and the outer layer and comprising an oxygen-absorbable barrier resin composition, wherein the oxygen-absorbable barrier resin composition has a cooling crystallization peak temperature lower than that of a base resin (an oxygen barrier resin) which constitutes the oxygen-absorbable barrier resin composition, the multilayered container is formed by a solid-phase-forming process at a temperature lower by 1 to 15° C. than the cooling crystallization starting temperature (Tc2) of the base resin, and the body of the container shows a calorific value of less than 0.5 J/g by the isothermal crystallization after heating from 30° C. to 130° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Ishihara, Atsushi Kikuchi, Hiroaki Gotou, Shinji Tanaka, Kengo Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9817412
    Abstract: A protection circuit is provided with: a suppression element that is coupled to a power source side of a main circuit and suppresses current flowing into the main circuit that drives a load; and a soft start circuit that is configured to gradually increase voltage of a control terminal of the suppression element when voltage is applied to the soft start circuit from a boosting circuit used for controlling the main circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Minebea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Sakaguchi, Shinji Tanaka, Atsushi Kikuchi, Keiji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20170321582
    Abstract: An amount of electric power consumption by a battery is reduced, and deterioration of a coil is suppressed by efficiently heating an injector and melting urea crystals at an early stage. A control device for a reducing agent injection device fills the device with a reducing agent at a start-up of an internal combustion engine and executes control for injecting the reducing agent into an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine by the injector. The control device includes an energization control section that executes energization control in which, after an exhaust temperature of the internal combustion engine becomes equal to or higher than a specified threshold value, a temperature of the injector is increased by energizing the coil of the injector for a specified time and melting of the crystals of the reducing agent precipitated in the injector is promoted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Eiji Nakao, Fumiyasu Kurogi, Akira Kunishima, Atsushi Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Syogo Tashiro, Wataru Domon