Patents by Inventor Eiichi Ando

Eiichi Ando 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: 7303658
    Abstract: A glass coated with a heat reflecting colored film, which is excellent in the uniformity of the film thickness and composition, which is free from a unfavorable whitish coloration in ceramic color printing and which is excellent in a silver print coloration, is presented. A glass coated with a heat reflecting colored film, obtained by heat treatment of a glass having a first layer containing iron oxide, chromium oxide and nickel oxide and a second layer containing cobalt oxide, laminated sequentially by a sputtering method, on one side of a glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Sugiyama, Eiichi Ando
  • Publication number: 20050153159
    Abstract: A glass coated with a heat reflecting colored film, which is excellent in the uniformity of the film thickness and composition, which is free from a unfavorable whitish coloration in ceramic color printing and which is excellent in a silver print coloration, is presented. A glass coated with a heat reflecting colored film, obtained by heat treatment of a glass having a first layer containing iron oxide, chromium oxide and nickel oxide and a second layer containing cobalt oxide, laminated sequentially by a sputtering method, on one side of a glass substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Sugiyama, Eiichi Ando
  • Publication number: 20050121311
    Abstract: A sputtering apparatus and a sputter film deposition method, which includes a conventional magnetron and an AC magnetron for deposition of a low refractive index film, and a conventional magnetron and an AC magnetron for deposition of a high refractive index film, performs film deposition by each of the AC magnetrons until having achieved 90% of a designed film thickness, and then performs the film deposition only by each of the conventional magnetrons, and which can control the film thickness with high precision and have excellent productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Eiji Shidoji, Eiichi Ando, Tomohiro Yamada, Takahiro Mashimo
  • Patent number: 6863785
    Abstract: A sputtering apparatus and a sputter film deposition method, which includes a conventional magnetron and an AC magnetron for deposition of a low refractive index film, and a conventional magnetron and an AC magnetron for deposition of a high refractive index film, performs film deposition by each of the AC magnetrons until having achieved 90% of a designed film thickness, and then performs the film deposition only by each of the conventional magnetrons, and which can control the film thickness with high precision and have excellent productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Eiji Shidoji, Eiichi Ando, Tomohiro Yamada, Takahiro Mashimo
  • Patent number: 6706407
    Abstract: A glass coated with a heat reflecting colored film, which is excellent in the uniformity of the film thickness and composition, which is free from a unfavorable whitish coloration in ceramic color printing and which is excellent in a silver print coloration, is presented. A glass coated with a heat reflecting colored film, obtained by heat treatment of a glass having a first layer containing iron oxide, chromium oxide and nickel oxide and a second layer containing cobalt oxide, laminated sequentially by a sputtering method, on one side of a glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Sugiyama, Eiichi Ando
  • Publication number: 20040048074
    Abstract: A glass coated with a heat reflecting colored film, which is excellent in the uniformity of the film thickness and composition, which is free from a unfavorable whitish coloration in ceramic color printing and which is excellent in a silver print coloration, is presented. A glass coated with a heat reflecting colored film, obtained by heat treatment of a glass having a first layer containing iron oxide, chromium oxide and nickel oxide and a second layer containing cobalt oxide, laminated sequentially by a sputtering method, on one side of a glass substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Sugiyama, Eiichi Ando
  • Publication number: 20040026240
    Abstract: A sputtering apparatus and a sputter film deposition method, which includes a conventional magnetron and an AC magnetron for deposition of a low refractive index film, and a conventional magnetron and an AC magnetron for deposition of a high refractive index film, performs film deposition by each of the AC magnetrons until having achieved 90% of a designed film thickness, and then performs the film deposition only by each of the conventional magnetrons, and which can control the film thickness with high precision and have excellent productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiji Shidoji, Eiichi Ando, Tomohiro Yamada, Takahiro Mashimo
  • Publication number: 20030221969
    Abstract: A copper sulfate plating bath is used which contains
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventors: Manabu Tomisaka, Eiichi Ando, Kiyoshi Shimada, Hirotaka Nobata, Tetsuji Oishi, Yusuke Abe, Haruki Sonoda, Yoshihito Tatehaba, Yasuo Ohta, Kazuyuki Suda
  • Publication number: 20030039844
    Abstract: A glass coated with a heat reflecting colored film, which is excellent in the uniformity of the film thickness and composition, which is free from a unfavorable whitish coloration in ceramic color printing and which is excellent in a silver print coloration, is presented. A glass coated with a heat reflecting colored film, obtained by heat treatment of a glass having a first layer containing iron oxide, chromium oxide and nickel oxide and a second layer containing cobalt oxide, laminated sequentially by a sputtering method, on one side of a glass substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Sugiyama, Eiichi Ando
  • Patent number: 6468403
    Abstract: A method for producing a transparent conductive film composed mainly of an oxide by sputtering using a sputtering target capable of forming a transparent conductive film, wherein intermittent electric power is supplied to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Shimizu, Shujiro Watanabe, Satoru Takaki, Hisashi Osaki, Takuji Oyama, Eiichi Ando
  • Patent number: 6243549
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an image forming unit for forming images of two pages on one side of a sheet and forming images of other two pages on the other side of the sheet, a storage unit for storing an image to be formed by the image forming unit, and a control unit for controlling to store images in the storage unit in a first mode of fastening or to fasten the longer side of the sheet so as to locate an image of a (4N−1)-th page at the back side of an image of a (4N−3)-th page and locate an image of a 4N-th page at the back side of an image of a (4N−2)-th page, and in a second mode of fastening or to fasten the shorter side of the sheet so as to locate an image of a 4N-th page at the back side of an image of a (4N−3)-th page and locate an image of a (4N−1)-th page at the back side of an image of a (4N−2)-th page, wherein the image forming unit forms the images in the storage unit located by the control unit, on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Eiichi Ando
  • Patent number: 6110328
    Abstract: A sputtering method comprises applying a negative voltage intermittently in a constant periodic cycle to a cathode disposed in a vacuum chamber, wherein the negative voltage is intermittently applied so that a time during which the negative voltage is not applied includes a time during which the voltage is controlled to be zero volt in a range of from 10 .mu.s to 10 ms, and the zero voltage time is equal to or longer than the time required by one arcing from its generation to extinction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Shimizu, Shujiro Watanabe, Satoru Takaki, Hisashi Osaki, Takuji Oyama, Eiichi Ando
  • Patent number: 6085065
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has a re-supply stacker for reversing a front surface and a rear surface of a sheet and temporarily stacking sheets so that a sheet having one surface on which an image was formed by an image forming unit is re-supplied to the image forming unit, a sheet conveyer for reversing a front surface and a rear surface of a sheet and conveying the sheet to the re-supply stacker, a shifter for shifting the sheet discharged from the sheet conveyer onto the re-supply stacker to abut the sheet against a regulation unit for regulating a position of the sheet, and a controller for controlling so that a shift amount of the shifter is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Eiichi Ando
  • Patent number: 5999767
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an image forming unit for forming images of two pages on one side of a sheet and forming images of other two pages on the other side of the sheet, a storage unit for storing an image to be formed by the image forming unit, and a control unit for controlling to store images in the storage unit in a first mode of fastening or to fasten the longer side of the sheet so as to locate an image of a (4N-1)-th page at the back side of an image of a (4N-3)-th page and locate an image of a 4N-th page at the back side of an image of a (4N-2)-th page, and in a second mode of fastening or to fasten the shorter side of the sheet so as to locate an image of a 4N-th page at the back side of an image of a (4N-3)-th page and locate an image of a (4N-1)-th page at the back side of an image of a (4N-2)-th page, wherein the image forming unit forms the images in the storage unit located by the control unit, on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Eiichi Ando
  • Patent number: 5993617
    Abstract: A functional product having a transparent oxide layer and a silver layer alternately laminated on a transparent substrate in a total number of (2n+1) layers, where n.gtoreq.1, wherein an oxide film whose major component is an oxide containing tin and silicon, is formed on the outermost layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Ando, Koichi Suzuki, Junichi Ebisawa, Susumu Suzuki, Hirokazu Seki
  • Patent number: 5938898
    Abstract: A functional product comprising at least one layer of a thin film having a function formed above a substrate; and at least one layer of an oxide film whose major component is an oxide containing tin and silicon, formed above the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Ando, Koichi Suzuki, Junichi Ebisawa, Susumu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5772862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film comprising silicon dioxide as the main component, which contains Zr, etc., and a method for forming it by reactive DC sputtering. It makes it possible to form reflection preventive films, alkali barrier films and various multi-layered films such as multi-layered films for anti-iridescent glass, which contain said film comprising silicon dioxide as the main component, by a physical vapor deposition method without breaking a vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Ando, Akira Mitsui, Junichi Ebisawa, Koichi Suzuki, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Takuji Oyama
  • Patent number: 5660700
    Abstract: A sputtering method comprises applying a negative voltage intermittently in a constant periodic cycle to a cathode disposed in a vacuum chamber, wherein the negative voltage is intermittently applied so that a time during which the negative voltage is not applied includes a time during which the voltage is controlled to be zero volt in a range of from 10 .mu.s to 10 ms, and the zero voltage time is equal to or longer than the time required by one arcing from its generation to extinction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Shimizu, Shujiro Watanabe, Satoru Takaki, Hisashi Osaki, Takuji Oyama, Eiichi Ando
  • Patent number: 5605609
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film comprising silicon dioxide as the main component, which contains Zr, etc., and a method for forming it by reactive DC sputtering. It makes it possible to form reflection preventive films, alkali barrier films and various multi-layered films such as multi-layered films for anti-iridescent glass, which contain said film comprising silicon dioxide as the main component, by a physical vapor deposition method without breaking a vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Ando, Akira Mitsui, Junichi Ebisawa, Koichi Suzuki, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Takuji Oyama
  • Patent number: RE37446
    Abstract: A low emissivity film which comprises: a substrate; and a coating of oxide and metallic films alternately formed on the substrate in a total of (2n+1) layers where n is an integer being equal to or more than 1, with the innermost layer being an oxide film, wherein the oxide film (B) formed on the outer side of the metallic film (A) being most apart from the substrate, has an internal stress which is equal to, or less than 1.1×1010 dyne/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Masami Miyazaki, Eiichi Ando