Patents by Inventor Chikara Manabe

Chikara Manabe 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: 10160238
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a plurality of droplets ejecting members that are opposed to a continuous sheet being conveyed, are arranged in a sheet conveying direction, and eject droplets onto the continuous sheet; movement restriction members that restrict movement, in a sheet width direction, of one end portion, in the sheet width direction, of a portion, opposed to the droplets ejecting members, of the continuous sheet; and tension application members that give tension in the sheet width direction to the portion, opposed to the droplets ejecting members, of the continuous sheet in a state that movement, in the sheet width direction, of the portion, opposed to the droplets ejecting members, of the continuous sheet is restricted by the movement restriction members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsunaga, Chikara Manabe, Yuichi Inoue, Kazuyuki Hara, Masaki Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10031394
    Abstract: There is provided an electrophoretic particle which contains a core material particle formed of a composition containing a resin, a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compound having any one of an imino group, a methylol group and an alkoxymethyl group in the molecule and a heterocyclic ring having a nitrogen atom, and a coloring agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakayama, Yasuo Yamamoto, Naoki Hiji, Mieko Seki, Ryota Mizutani, Chikara Manabe, Cao Jun, Toshihide Aoshima
  • Patent number: 9975352
    Abstract: An image forming device includes: a transporting route on which a recording medium is transported; an image forming unit that is provided on the transporting route and forms an image by discharging liquid droplets containing macromolecular particles on a front surface of the transported recording medium; a heating unit that heats the image formed on the front surface of the recording medium to a temperature higher than a glass transition point of the macromolecular particles; and a cooling unit that, before the image heated by the heating unit comes into contact with a member on the transporting route, cools the image formed on the front surface of the recording medium to a temperature equal to or lower than the glass transition point of the macromolecular particles in a non-contact state with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chikara Manabe, Hiroyuki Ueki
  • Publication number: 20180001679
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a plurality of droplets ejecting members that are opposed to a continuous sheet being conveyed, are arranged in a sheet conveying direction, and eject droplets onto the continuous sheet; movement restriction members that restrict movement, in a sheet width direction, of one end portion, in the sheet width direction, of a portion, opposed to the droplets ejecting members, of the continuous sheet; and tension application members that give tension in the sheet width direction to the portion, opposed to the droplets ejecting members, of the continuous sheet in a state that movement, in the sheet width direction, of the portion, opposed to the droplets ejecting members, of the continuous sheet is restricted by the movement restriction members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsunaga, Chikara Manabe, Yuichi Inoue, Kazuyuki Hara, Masaki Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20160279989
    Abstract: An image forming device includes: a transporting route on which a recording medium is transported; an image forming unit that is provided on the transporting route and forms an image by discharging liquid droplets containing macromolecular particles on a front surface of the transported recording medium; a heating unit that heats the image formed on the front surface of the recording medium to a temperature higher than a glass transition point of the macromolecular particles; and a cooling unit that, before the image heated by the heating unit comes into contact with a member on the transporting route, cools the image formed on the front surface of the recording medium to a temperature equal to or lower than the glass transition point of the macromolecular particles in a non-contact state with the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Chikara Manabe, Hiroyuki Ueki
  • Patent number: 9348193
    Abstract: There is provided a dispersion liquid for electrophoretic display, containing a dispersion medium 50, a colored electrophoretic particle group 34 that is dispersed in the dispersion medium and migrates in the dispersion medium according to an electric field, a non-electrophoretic particle group 36 that is dispersed without migrating in the dispersion medium and has a color different from that of the electrophoretic particle group, and a compound having a neutral polar group and a hydrophobic group, which is contained in the dispersion medium in a ratio of about 0.01 to about 1 mass % based on the entire dispersion liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Hiji, Ryota Mizutani, Chikara Manabe, Cao Jun, Toshihide Aoshima, Daisuke Nakayama, Yasuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9152005
    Abstract: A particle dispersion for display includes color particles for display that move in response to an electric field and include first color particles and second color particles; and a dispersion medium that disperses the color particles for display, in which the second color particles have a larger particle diameter than a particle diameter of the first color particles and the same charging characteristic as a charging characteristic of the first color particles, and in the color particles for display, a ratio (Cs/Cl) of a charge amount Cs of the first color particles per unit area of display to a charge amount Cl of the second color particles per unit area of display is less than or equal to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Morikawa, Naoki Hiji, Yasuo Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakayama, Mieko Seki, Hiroaki Moriyama, Ryota Mizutani, Masaaki Abe, Nami Tokunaga, Chikara Manabe, Jun Cao
  • Publication number: 20140225058
    Abstract: To provide a rectifying device equipped with a carrier transporter excellent in high frequency responsiveness and heat resistance, an electronic circuit using the same, and a method of manufacturing the rectifying device. The rectifying device includes a pair of electrodes, and a carrier transporter arranged between the pair of electrodes and composed of one or multiple carbon nanotubes. In order that a first interface between one electrode of the pair of electrodes and the carrier transporter and a second interface between the other electrode of the pair of electrodes and the carrier transporter may have different barrier levels, connection configuration of them are made different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinsuke OKADA, Masaki HIRAKATA, Chikara MANABE, Kazunori ANAZAWA, Taishi SHIGEMATSU, Miho WATANABE, Kentaro KISHI, Takashi ISOZAKI, Shigeki OOMA, Hiroyuki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20140104675
    Abstract: A particle dispersion for display includes color particles for display that move in response to an electric field and include first color particles and second color particles; and a dispersion medium that disperses the color particles for display, in which the second color particles have a larger particle diameter than a particle diameter of the first color particles and the same charging characteristic as a charging characteristic of the first color particles, and in the color particles for display, a ratio (Cs/Cl) of a charge amount Cs of the first color particles per unit area of display to a charge amount Cl of the second color particles per unit area of display is less than or equal to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Morikawa, Naoki Hiji, Yasuo Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakayama, Mieko Seki, Hiroaki Moriyama, Ryota Mizutani, Masaaki Abe, Nami Tokunaga, Chikara Manabe, Jun Cao
  • Patent number: 8488074
    Abstract: A display medium comprises: a pair of electrodes to which a voltage is applied; and a liquid crystal layer stack provided between the pair of electrodes. The liquid crystal layer stack contains a first liquid crystal layer having a first liquid crystal that undergoes transition into a specific alignment state in response to the voltage applied to the electrodes becoming equal to or greater than a first voltage value, and a second liquid crystal layer having a second liquid crystal that undergoes transition into the specific alignment state in response to the voltage becoming equal to or greater than a second voltage value. The second voltage value is greater than the first voltage value, and the second liquid crystal has a higher isotropic phase transition temperature than the first liquid crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Hiji, Chikara Manabe, Takeo Kakinuma, Tadayoshi Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8344244
    Abstract: A solar cell includes a p-type semiconductor substance, and an n-type semiconductor substance. The p-type semiconductor substance and the n-type semiconductor substance form a pn junction or a pin junction, and the p-type semiconductor substance or the n-type semiconductor substance includes a structure film having a plurality of carbon nanotubes electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Shimotani, Chikara Manabe, Takashi Morikawa
  • Patent number: 8248574
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display element includes a first substrate having a first electrode on one surface thereof, a transparent second substrate having a transparent second electrode on one surface thereof, a first liquid crystal layer containing a liquid crystal composition, a color filter, and a second liquid crystal layer containing a liquid crystal composition, and at least one of the first and second liquid crystal layers includes an additive having dielectric properties, and the dielectric constant of the first liquid crystal layer is different from that of the second liquid crystal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeo Kakinuma, Tadayoshi Ozaki, Chikara Manabe, Naoki Hiji
  • Patent number: 8220939
    Abstract: A screen device of the present invention has a light collecting element array including a plurality of light collecting elements that collect incident light from a projector and a back surface sheet. The back surface sheet includes a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, a photoconductive layer disposed between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate, and an image recording layer disposed between the first electrode plate and the photoconductive layer. At the back surface sheet, a light reflecting portion is formed at a light collecting region to which the light collected by the light collecting elements is irradiated, and a light absorbing portion is formed at a non-light collecting region to which the light collected by the light collecting elements is not irradiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Hiji, Takeo Kakinuma, Chikara Manabe, Tadayoshi Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8179484
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display medium which prevents a decrease in reflectance during storage at high temperatures, and a writing apparatus using the display medium. A photoconductive layer 24, a selective light transmission layer 22, and a liquid crystal layer 20 are laminated between substrates 12 and 14, which have electrodes 16 and 18, respectively, to form a display medium 10. The selective light transmission layer 22 as a color layer is composed of a deionized material. The ion concentration of the selective light transmission layer 22 is controlled to be within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Masaaki Araki, Takehito Hikichi, Takeo Kakinuma, Naoki Hiji, Chikara Manabe, Motohiko Sakamaki, Hiroe Okuyama, Shigeru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8070982
    Abstract: A liquid crystal-containing composition includes a microcapsule. In the microcapsule, a liquid crystal is encapsulated by a shell material component containing polyurea. Monomer components included in the polyurea include a polyisocyanate component, a high molecular weight polyamine component and a low molecular weight polyamine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Hiji, Takeo Kakinuma, Chikara Manabe, Tadayoshi Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8052952
    Abstract: Provided is a nanotube-polymer composite which can effectively utilize characteristics of a carbon nanotube structure. The composite includes a carbon nanotube structure and a polymer, in which: the carbon nanotube structure has a network structure constructed by mutually cross-linking functional groups bonded to multiple carbon nanotubes through chemical bonding of the functional groups together; and the polymer is filled in the network structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miho Watanabe, Kentaro Kishi, Chikara Manabe, Kazunori Anazawa, Masaki Hirakata, Taishi Shigematsu, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Takashi Isozaki, Shigeki Ooma, Shinsuke Okada
  • Patent number: 8048490
    Abstract: Provided are a carbon nanotube structure more excellent in electric conductivity, thermal conductivity, and mechanical strength, and a method of manufacturing the carbon nanotube structure. A carbon nanotube composite structure is characterized by including: a first carbon nanotube structure in which functional groups bonded to plural carbon nanotubes are chemically bonded and mutually cross-linked to construct a network structure; and a second carbon nanotube structure in which functional groups bonded to plural carbon nanotubes are chemically bonded and mutually cross-linked to construct a network structure, the second carbon nanotube structure being combined with the network structure of the first carbon nanotube structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miho Watanabe, Chikara Manabe, Taishi Shigematsu, Kazunori Anazawa, Takashi Isozaki, Kentaro Kishi, Masaki Hirakata, Shigeki Ooma, Shinsuke Okada, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20110162695
    Abstract: A solar cell includes a p-type semiconductor substance, and an n-type semiconductor substance. The p-type semiconductor substance and the n-type semiconductor substance form a pn junction or a pin junction, and the p-type semiconductor substance or the n-type semiconductor substance includes a structure film having a plurality of carbon nanotubes electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei SHIMOTANI, Chikara Manabe, Takashi Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20110141383
    Abstract: A writing device for writing an image to a display medium, the writing device applies a voltage between a pair of electroconductive layers and irradiates light onto a photosensitive layer. The light irradiates onto a region of the photosensitive layer that overlaps a region of the display layer where liquid crystal of a first display layer undergoes transition to the light-reflecting state, and applies a voltage between the pair of electroconductive layers for a time period such that a voltage equal to or larger than a second threshold voltage is applied to a region of the display layer unit where the liquid crystal of the first display layer is to undergo transition to the light-reflecting state, and a voltage smaller than the second threshold voltage is applied to a region of the display layer unit overlapped by a region of the photosensitive layer to which no light is irradiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taijyu GAN, Masahiro Sato, Haruo Harada, Takashi Morikawa, Chikara Manabe, Chisato Urano, Atsushi Hirano, Hiroshi Arisawa
  • Patent number: 7939143
    Abstract: A liquid crystal-containing composition includes a cholesteric liquid crystal and a microcapsule wall that encapsulates the cholesteric liquid crystal, the microcapsule wall includes at least one material selected from polyurethane and polyurea, and the content of the microcapsule wall with respect to 100 parts by weight of the cholesteric liquid crystal is from about 0.1 parts to about 11 parts by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chikara Manabe, Naoki Hiji, Takeo Kakinuma, Tadayoshi Ozaki