Patents by Inventor Hideaki Matsuoka

Hideaki Matsuoka 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: 20220208820
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes a wavelength filter configured to transmit light in a specific wavelength range and a magnetic element including a first ferromagnetic layer, a second ferromagnetic layer, and a spacer layer sandwiched between the first ferromagnetic layer and the second ferromagnetic layer. The light passing through the wavelength filter is applied to the magnetic element and the light applied to the magnetic element is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki FUKUZAWA, Dai MATSUOKA, Tomohito MIZUNO, Tetsuya SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 11374021
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device that have a new structure are provided, in which memory cells are laminated in a three dimensional state so that the chip area may be reduced. The nonvolatile semiconductor memory device of the present invention is a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device that has a plurality of the memory strings, in which a plurality of electrically programmable memory cells is connected in series. The memory strings comprise a pillar shaped semiconductor; a first insulation film formed around the pillar shaped semiconductor; a charge storage layer formed around the first insulation film; the second insulation film formed around the charge storage layer; and first or nth electrodes formed around the second insulation film (n is natural number more than 1). The first or nth electrodes of the memory strings and the other first or nth electrodes of the memory strings are respectively the first or nth conductor layers that are spread in a two dimensional state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Kito, Hideaki Aochi, Ryota Katsumata, Akihiro Nitayama, Masaru Kidoh, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Yasuyuki Matsuoka, Mitsuru Sato
  • Publication number: 20220111464
    Abstract: A novel spot welding method for steel sheets and an aluminum alloy sheet, includes stacked sheet materials from a pair of opposing electrodes to join the sheet materials by resistance heating. The pair of opposing electrodes are in pressure contact with both outer surfaces of the sheet sets. The sheet sets include at least a first and second steel sheet, and an aluminum alloy sheet stacked in this order. A first energization step forms a molten pool between facing surfaces of the first and second steel sheets without melting the aluminum alloy sheet. A second energization step causes a melting reaction between facing surfaces of the second steel sheet and the aluminum alloy sheet. The first and second steel sheets are joined via a first nugget. The second steel sheet and the aluminum alloy sheet are joined via a second nugget including an intermetallic compound generated by the melting reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki MATSUOKA, Takashi ASADA, Tatsuyuki AMAGO, Kyosuke IZUNO, Koki NAKADA, Tomohiko SEKIGUCHI, Shuhei OGURA
  • Patent number: 11247293
    Abstract: A highly corrosion-resistant spot weldment can be produced at low cost without occurrence of prominent protrusions and the like on the surface. The spot weldment is joined by a nugget formed inside stacked sheet materials through bringing a pair of electrodes arranged opposite to each other into pressure contact with the stacked sheet materials from outside and energizing the stacked sheet materials from the electrodes. The nugget has a diameter that is ?4?t (t: thickness of sheet material) and a flattening level of 3.5 to 8, which is a ratio of diameter to thickness. Both outer surface parts of the sheet materials are free from protrusions formed due to bulging of molten metal. Even when the electrodes are made of a copper alloy, the increased amount of Cu in the outer surface parts is 0.2 mass % or less with respect to the component composition before spot welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsuoka, Tatsuyuki Amago, Takashi Asada, Toru Hioki, Manabu Ooga, Shuhei Ogura
  • Publication number: 20210268597
    Abstract: A spot welding method includes a heating step of energizing an electrode in pressure contact with an Al alloy member to heat and melt a join part by resistance heating and a cooling step of cooling the join part after the heating step in a state in which the electrode is in pressure contact with the Al alloy member. The alloy is a wrought alloy of Mg: 0.2 to 1.2 mass %, Si: 0.4 to 1.5%, and Cu: 1.1% or less or a casting alloy of Si: 7 to 11% and Mg: 0.1 to 0.4% with respect to 100% as a whole. The cooling step includes a first cooling process performed with a reduced amount of input energy to the join part as compared with the heating step and a second cooling process performed after the first cooling process at a higher cooling rate than that in the first cooling process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki MATSUOKA, Takanori NAKAGAKI, Kyosuke IZUNO, Koki NAKADA, Manabu OOGA
  • Patent number: 10907267
    Abstract: A metal-resin composite material including an aluminum substrate having an aluminum oxide coating and a resin bonded to the aluminum substrate through the aluminum oxide coating, wherein the aluminum oxide coating has a porous surface layer in which columns with an average height of 10 to 100 nm are arranged in a dispersed state, an average value of sums of cross-sectional areas of the columns in randomly sampled 400 nm square visual fields of the porous surface layer is 8000 to 128000 nm2, an average value of sums of circumferential lengths of cross-sections of the columns in randomly sampled 400 nm square visual fields of the porous surface layer is 1000 to 27000 nm, and an average value of numbers of the columns in randomly sampled 400 nm square visual fields of the porous surface layer is 10 to 430.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Umemoto, Takuro Matsunaga, Kenzo Fukumori, Hideaki Matsuoka, Shuxin Dong, Hiroaki Kadoura
  • Publication number: 20200156178
    Abstract: An electrode tip portion is provided with a projection portion and a plurality of recess portions. The plurality of the recess portions are independent of one another, and are provided at the electrode tip portion in a dispersed manner. The projection portion is a region other than regions where the recess portions are provided, and is configured to be equipped with a continuous surface that continues in regions among the plurality of the recess portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru HIOKI, Manabu OOGA, Tomonori YANAGAWA, Shun KATO, Takashi GOTO, Hideaki MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20200114458
    Abstract: A highly corrosion-resistant spot weldment can be produced at low cost without occurrence of prominent protrusions and the like on the surface. The spot weldment is joined by a nugget formed inside stacked sheet materials through bringing a pair of electrodes arranged opposite to each other into pressure contact with the stacked sheet materials from outside and energizing the stacked sheet materials from the electrodes. The nugget has a diameter that is ?4?t (t: thickness of sheet material) and a flattening level of 3.5 to 8, which is a ratio of diameter to thickness. Both outer surface parts of the sheet materials are free from protrusions formed due to bulging of molten metal. Even when the electrodes are made of a copper alloy, the increased amount of Cu in the outer surface parts is 0.2 mass % or less with respect to the component composition before spot welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki MATSUOKA, Tatsuyuki AMAGO, Takashi ASADA, Toru HIOKI, Manabu OOGA, Shuhei OGURA
  • Publication number: 20200114461
    Abstract: An electrode tip for resistance spot welding includes a main body with tip and base portions. The tip portion has a bottomed and substantially cylindrical shape. The base portion has a substantially cylindrical shape and merges into the tip portion. The main body is made of a copper alloy such as chromium copper. The tip portion has a bottom part and a barrel part. The bottom part has a pressure-contact surface that is not recessed with respect to a workpiece to be pressed. The barrel part has a substantially cylindrical shape and merges into the bottom part. The electrode tip may have an inner diameter ratio (inner diameter of the barrel part to an outer diameter of the base portion) of 0.4 to 0.6, and may also have a bottom thickness ratio (thickness of the bottom part to the outer diameter of the base portion) of 0.15 to 0.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki MATSUOKA, Tatsuyuki AMAGO, Takashi ASADA, Toru HIOKI, Manabu OOGA, Shuhei OGURA
  • Patent number: 10073362
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member that can not easily cause charging lines even where it is an electrophotographic photosensitive member employing as a conductive layer a layer containing metal oxide particles is disclosed. Also disclosed are a process cartridge and an electrophotographic apparatus which have such an electrophotographic photosensitive member. The electrophotographic photosensitive member has a conductive layer which contains titanium oxide particles coated with tin oxide doped with phosphorus or tungsten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Fujii, Haruyuki Tsuji, Hideaki Matsuoka, Kazuhisa Shida, Nobuhiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9599915
    Abstract: A conductive layer of an electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a binder material, a first metal oxide particle, and a second metal oxide particle. The first metal oxide particle is a zinc oxide particle or tin oxide particle coated with tin oxide doped with phosphorus, tungsten, niobium, tantalum, or fluorine. The second metal oxide particle is an uncoated zinc oxide particle or tin oxide particle. The content of the first metal oxide particle is not less than 20% by volume and not more than 50% by volume based on the total volume of the conductive layer. The content of the second metal oxide particle is not less than 0.1% by volume and not more than 15% by volume based on the total volume of the conductive layer, and not less than 0.5% by volume and not more than 30% by volume based on the content of the first metal oxide particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Anezaki, Kazuhisa Shida, Haruyuki Tsuji, Atsushi Fujii, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Tomono, Hideaki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 9470989
    Abstract: A conductive layer of an electrophotographic photosensitive member contains a first metal oxide particle, a second metal oxide particle, and a binder material. The first metal oxide particle is a zinc oxide particle or tin oxide particle coated with tin oxide doped with phosphorus, tungsten, fluorine, niobium, or tantalum, and the second metal oxide particle is a tin oxide particle doped with an element selected from the group consisting of phosphorus, tungsten, fluorine, niobium, and tantalum, the element being the same as the element with which the tin oxide of the first metal oxide particle is doped. The conductive layer satisfies formulae (1) and (2) 2?{(V2/VT)/(V1/VT)}×100?25??formulae (1): 15?{(V1/VT)+(V2/VT)}×100?45??formulae (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tomono, Haruyuki Tsuji, Atsushi Fujii, Kazuhisa Shida, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hideaki Matsuoka, Takashi Anezaki
  • Publication number: 20160194779
    Abstract: A metal-resin composite material including an aluminum substrate having an aluminum oxide coating and a resin bonded to the aluminum substrate through the aluminum oxide coating, wherein the aluminum oxide coating has a porous surface layer in which columns with an average height of 10 to 100 nm are arranged in a dispersed state, an average value of sums of cross-sectional areas of the columns in randomly sampled 400 nm square visual fields of the porous surface layer is 8000 to 128000 nm2, an average value of sums of circumferential lengths of cross-sections of the columns in randomly sampled 400 nm square visual fields of the porous surface layer is 1000 to 27000 nm, and an average value of numbers of the columns in randomly sampled 400 nm square visual fields of the porous surface layer is 10 to 430.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Kazuhiko UMEMOTO, Takuro MATSUNAGA, Kenzo FUKUMORI, Hideaki MATSUOKA, Shuxin DONG, Hiroaki KADOURA
  • Patent number: 9372418
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member in which a leak hardly occurs, and a process cartridge and electrophotographic apparatus having the same are provided. The conductive layer in the electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a binder material, a first metal oxide particle, and a second metal oxide particle. The first metal oxide particle is a titanium oxide particle coated with tin oxide doped with phosphorus, tungsten, niobium, tantalum, or fluorine, and the second metal oxide particle is an uncoated titanium oxide particle. The contents of the first and second metal oxide particles in the conductive layer is 20 to 50 vol. % and 1.0 to 15 vol. %, respectively based on the total volume of the conductive layer. The content of the second metal oxide particle in the conductive layer is 5.0 to 30% by volume based on the content of the first metal oxide particle in the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Shida, Atsushi Fujii, Haruyuki Tsuji, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hideaki Matsuoka, Hiroyuki Tomono
  • Patent number: 9372419
    Abstract: Provided are an electrophotographic photosensitive member in which a residual potential hardly increases at the time of image formation, a pattern memory hardly occurs, and the crack of a conductive layer hardly occurs, and a process cartridge and an electrophotographic apparatus each including the electrophotographic photosensitive member. To this end, the conductive layer of the electrophotographic photosensitive member contains a titanium oxide particle coated with tin oxide doped with phosphorus, a tin oxide particle doped with phosphorus, and a binding material, and when a total volume of the conductive layer is represented by VT, a total volume of the titanium oxide particle coated with tin oxide doped with phosphorus in the conductive layer is represented by V1P, and a total volume of the tin oxide particle doped with phosphorus in the conductive layer is represented by V2P, the VT, the V1P, and the V2P satisfy the following expressions: 2?{(V2P/VT)/(V1P/VT)}×100?25 and 15?{(V1P/VT)+(V2P/VT)}×100?45.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Haruyuki Tsuji, Atsushi Fujii, Kazuhisa Shida, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hideaki Matsuoka, Hiroyuki Tomono
  • Patent number: 9372417
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrophotographic photosensitive member in which leakage hardly occurs is provided. For this, in the method for producing an electrophotographic photosensitive member according to the present invention, a coating liquid for a conductive layer is prepared using a solvent, a binder material, and a metallic oxide particle having a water content of not less than 1.0% by mass and not more than 2.0% by mass; using the coating liquid for a conductive layer, a conductive layer having a volume resistivity of not less than 1.0×108 ?·cm and not more than 5.0×1012 ?·cm is formed; the mass ratio (P/B) of the metallic oxide particle (P) to the binder material (B) in the coating liquid for a conductive layer is not less than 1.5/1.0 and not more than 3.5/1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Fujii, Hideaki Matsuoka, Haruyuki Tsuji, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Kazuhisa Shida
  • Patent number: 9256145
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member that can not easily cause charging lines even where it is an electrophotographic photosensitive member employing as a conductive layer a layer containing metal oxide particles is disclosed. Also disclosed are a process cartridge and an electrophotographic apparatus which have such an electrophotographic photosensitive member. The electrophotographic photosensitive member has a conductive layer which contains titanium oxide particles coated with tin oxide doped with phosphorus or tungsten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Fujii, Haruyuki Tsuji, Hideaki Matsuoka, Kazuhisa Shida, Nobuhiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150241801
    Abstract: A conductive layer of an electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a binder material, a first metal oxide particle, and a second metal oxide particle. The first metal oxide particle is a zinc oxide particle or tin oxide particle coated with tin oxide doped with phosphorus, tungsten, niobium, tantalum, or fluorine. The second metal oxide particle is an uncoated zinc oxide particle or tin oxide particle. The content of the first metal oxide particle is not less than 20% by volume and not more than 50% by volume based on the total volume of the conductive layer. The content of the second metal oxide particle is not less than 0.1% by volume and not more than 15% by volume based on the total volume of the conductive layer, and not less than 0.5% by volume and not more than 30% by volume based on the content of the first metal oxide particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Anezaki, Kazuhisa Shida, Haruyuki Tsuji, Atsushi Fujii, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Tomono, Hideaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20150241800
    Abstract: A conductive layer of an electrophotographic photosensitive member contains a first metal oxide particle, a second metal oxide particle, and a binder material. The first metal oxide particle is a zinc oxide particle or tin oxide particle coated with tin oxide doped with phosphorus, tungsten, fluorine, niobium, or tantalum, and the second metal oxide particle is a tin oxide particle doped with an element selected from the group consisting of phosphorus, tungsten, fluorine, niobium, and tantalum, the element being the same as the element with which the tin oxide of the first metal oxide particle is doped. The conductive layer satisfies formulae (1) and (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tomono, Haruyuki Tsuji, Atsushi Fujii, Kazuhisa Shida, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hideaki Matsuoka, Takashi Anezaki
  • Publication number: 20150212437
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member in which a leak hardly occurs, and a process cartridge and electrophotographic apparatus having the same are provided. The conductive layer in the electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a binder material, a first metal oxide particle, and a second metal oxide particle. The first metal oxide particle is a titanium oxide particle coated with tin oxide doped with phosphorus, tungsten, niobium, tantalum, or fluorine, and the second metal oxide particle is an uncoated titanium oxide particle. The contents of the first and second metal oxide particles in the conductive layer is 20 to 50 vol. % and 1.0 to 15 vol. %, respectively based on the total volume of the conductive layer. The content of the second metal oxide particle in the conductive layer is 5.0 to 30% by volume based on the content of the first metal oxide particle in the conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Shida, Atsushi Fujii, Haruyuki Tsuji, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hideaki Matsuoka, Hiroyuki Tomono