Patents by Inventor Hideki Seto

Hideki Seto 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: 20220294919
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a displayer that displays a display screen corresponding to a mode, an obtainer that obtains content of a notification corresponding to the mode, and a controller that controls display of the content of the notification that is obtained together with display content of the mode, on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventor: HIDEKI SETO
  • Patent number: 11364698
    Abstract: In a pneumatic tire production method including a step of overlapping end portions of a sheet laminate and vulcanization-molding the tire, the sheet laminate being obtained by layering an elastomer layer and a sheet of a thermoplastic resin composition containing a thermoplastic resin or a blend of a thermoplastic resin and an elastomer, after the end portions of the sheet laminate are overlapped, the overlapped portion of the sheet laminate is compression-bonded at a temperature of not less than a glass transition temperature Tg of the thermoplastic resin and not greater than 120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Seto, Shusaku Tomoi, Hirokazu Shibata
  • Patent number: 10831414
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: an object-to-be-printed determiner that, when the number of data files stored in a storage is smaller than a set predetermined number, determines the data files as files to be printed: and an image forming portion that prints the determined files to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideki Seto
  • Patent number: 10792879
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire is formed by winding a sheet member (A) and a sheet member (B) onto a molding drum and molding a cylindrical body. A laminate body (M) in which the sheet member (B) is layered in advance on the outer periphery of the sheet member (A) is wound onto a molding drum (10), the tack value of a material (a) constituting the sheet member (A) being smaller than the tack value of a material (b) constituting the sheet member (B), the length of the sheet member (A) being configured so that a starting end (As) of winding on the molding drum (10) and an ending end (Ae) of winding do not overlap, and the length of the sheet member (B) being configured so that the ending end (Be) of winding extends longer in the circumferential direction than the ending end (Ae) of winding of the sheet member (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Hara, Hideki Seto
  • Publication number: 20200097220
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: an object-to-be-printed determiner that, when the number of data files stored in a storage is smaller than a set predetermined number, determines the data files as files to be printed: and an image forming portion that prints the determined files to be printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: HIDEKI SETO
  • Patent number: 10562252
    Abstract: The present technology provides a tire manufacturing method comprising: positioning a cutting edge cradle on an elastomer layer side of the sheet laminate; pressing a circular blade, which dependently rotates from the sheet side of the sheet laminate comprising a thermoplastic resin or a thermoplastic resin composition, against the sheet laminate placed on the cutting edge cradle so as to cut the sheet laminate; and forming end sections of the sheet laminates to be superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Seto
  • Publication number: 20200039160
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a pneumatic tire, a laminated body is formed of a film containing a thermoplastic resin or elastomer, and rubber sheets laminated on surfaces of the film. A winding starting end of the inner rubber sheet is on a side opposite to a winding direction of the laminated body with respect to an end of the film; an end of the outer rubber sheet at the winding starting end is at the same position as the end of the film or is positioned on a side of the winding direction of the laminated body with respect to the end of the film. An outer surface of the outer rubber sheet at the winding starting end and an inner surface of the inner rubber sheet of a winding finishing end are brought into contact by overlapping and bonding the winding starting end and the winding finishing end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: Hideki Seto
  • Patent number: 10434735
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pneumatic tire may include lap-splicing end parts of a laminate sheet in which a sheet obtained from a thermoplastic resin or a thermoplastic resin composition of a thermoplastic resin blended with an elastomer is laminated with a rubber that undergoes vulcanizing adhesion with the thermoplastic resin or the thermoplastic resin composition. After the sheet obtained from the thermoplastic resin or the thermoplastic resin composition is cut into lengths to be supplied for lap-splicing, and at a stage before tire vulcanization molding, distal end parts of the sheet obtained from the thermoplastic resin or the thermoplastic resin composition are sharpened with a thermal treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shun Sato, Hideki Seto
  • Publication number: 20190179578
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a server, an image forming apparatus, and a user terminal. The user terminal includes a camera. The camera is activated when a direct printing application is executed. The user terminal transmits a photographed image photographed by the camera to a storage area for direct printing, which is in the server, via a public network. The image forming apparatus executes printing processing based on the photographed image in a case where the photographed image is stored in the storage area for direct printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: HIDEKI SETO
  • Patent number: 10293644
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes an inner liner layer formed from a laminate sheet obtained by laminating: a sheet made from a thermoplastic resin or a thermoplastic resin composition which is a blend of the thermoplastic resin and an elastomer; and a rubber bonded by curing to the thermoplastic resin or the thermoplastic resin composition. The pneumatic tire avoids occurrence of cracks near a splice portion of the inner liner layer after the pneumatic tire starts to be used for driving, and thereby achieves excellent durability. In the tire, an inner liner layer is formed by lap-splicing end portions of a laminate sheet which is obtained by the laminating A sheet with end portions each having a tip subjected to a tip sharpening process is used as the sheet made from the thermoplastic resin or the thermoplastic resin composition which is the blend of the thermoplastic resin and the elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Seto, Yuichi Hara, Hirokazu Shibata
  • Publication number: 20180201074
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pneumatic tire includes preparing a sheet made from a thermoplastic resin or a thermoplastic resin composition which is a blend of the thermoplastic resin and an elastomer, tip-sharpening end portions of the sheet to form sharpened tips, preparing a laminate by laminating the sheet and a rubber such that the rubber forms an inner layer with respect to the sheet, lap-splicing end portions of the laminate, which include the sharpened tips of the sheet, to form a lap splice portion, and curing and molding the laminate in which the lap splice portion is formed to form an inner liner layer of the pneumatic tire after the tip-sharpening of the end portions of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Hideki SETO, Yuichi HARA, Hirokazu SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20180178469
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire is formed by winding a sheet member (A) and a sheet member (B) onto a molding drum and molding a cylindrical body. A laminate body (M) in which the sheet member (B) is layered in advance on the outer periphery of the sheet member (A) is wound onto a molding drum (10), the tack value of a material (a) constituting the sheet member (A) being smaller than the tack value of a material (b) constituting the sheet member (B), the length of the sheet member (A) being configured so that a starting end (As) of winding on the molding drum (10) and an ending end (Ae) of winding do not overlap, and the length of the sheet member (B) being configured so that the ending end (Be) of winding extends longer in the circumferential direction than the ending end (Ae) of winding of the sheet member (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Yuichi Hara, Hideki Seto
  • Publication number: 20170190129
    Abstract: In a pneumatic tire production method including a step of overlapping end portions of a sheet laminate and vulcanization-molding the tire, the sheet laminate being obtained by layering an elastomer layer and a sheet of a thermoplastic resin composition containing a thermoplastic resin or a blend of a thermoplastic resin and an elastomer, after the end portions of the sheet laminate are overlapped, the overlapped portion of the sheet laminate is compression-bonded at a temperature of not less than a glass transition temperature Tg of the thermoplastic resin and not greater than 120° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Hideki Seto, Shusaku Tomoi, Hirokazu Shibata
  • Publication number: 20170182844
    Abstract: In a pneumatic tire having a lap-splice portion in which an end section of a sheet laminate obtained by laminating an elastomer sheet and a thermoplastic resin composition sheet comprising a thermoplastic resin or a blended product of a thermoplastic resin and an elastomer is superimposed with another end of the sheet laminate and molded; (a) a sheet laminate obtained by attaching the thermoplastic resin composition sheet and an elastomer sheet having a greater width in a tire circumferential direction than the thermoplastic resin composition sheet is used as the sheet laminate; and (b) an excess width portion on at least one side of the elastomer sheet is folded back to a side of the thermoplastic resin composition sheet, and the folded back portion is superimposed with another end as an end section of the sheet laminate and molded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Hideki Seto, Yoshiaki Hashimura
  • Patent number: 9604424
    Abstract: The present technology provides a method of manufacturing a pneumatic tire. The method of manufacturing a pneumatic tire uses a laminated sheet having a predetermined length and an inner liner layer formed from the laminated sheet through a step of cure-molding the tire with end portions of the laminated sheet lap-spliced. In the method, when at least the sheet made of thermoplastic resin or a thermoplastic resin composition obtained by blending the thermoplastic resin and the elastomer is cut into the predetermined length, the cutting is performed by using an edge tool having a non-sharp edge under a temperature condition not lower than 60° C. and not higher than a melting point of the thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Seto, Yuichi Hara, Hirokazu Shibata
  • Publication number: 20160339659
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pneumatic tire may include lap-splicing end parts of a laminate sheet in which a sheet obtained from a thermoplastic resin or a thermoplastic resin composition of a thermoplastic resin blended with an elastomer is laminated with a rubber that undergoes vulcanizing adhesion with the thermoplastic resin or the thermoplastic resin composition. After the sheet obtained from the thermoplastic resin or the thermoplastic resin composition is cut into lengths to be supplied for lap-splicing, and at a stage before tire vulcanization molding, distal end parts of the sheet obtained from the thermoplastic resin or the thermoplastic resin composition are sharpened with a thermal treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Shun Sato, Hideki Seto
  • Publication number: 20160121655
    Abstract: The present technology provides a pneumatic tire having an inner liner comprising a film, which comprises thermoplastic resin or the thermoplastic resin composition of a thermoplastic resin blended with an elastomer, wherein a portion of the inner liner positioned in a region between bead filler tops at left and right sides, having a surface area less than 40% of a total surface area of the region is formed having a thickness of the inner liner thinner than a thickness of the other portion in the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohei Okado, Hideki Seto
  • Publication number: 20160114545
    Abstract: The present technology provides a tire manufacturing method comprising: positioning a cutting edge cradle on an elastomer layer side of the sheet laminate; pressing a circular blade, which dependently rotates from the sheet side of the sheet laminate comprising a thermoplastic resin or a thermoplastic resin composition, against the sheet laminate placed on the cutting edge cradle so as to cut the sheet laminate; and forming end sections of the sheet laminates to be superimposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Seto
  • Patent number: 9227466
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire which uses, as an inner liner layer, a laminated sheet obtained by laminating an air permeation preventing layer, made of any one of a thermoplastic resin and a thermoplastic elastomer composition containing a blend of the thermoplastic resin and an elastomer, and a tie rubber layer, and which has high durability to prevent development of a crack in the tie rubber layer that occurs around a splice portion of the laminated sheet after the tire starts to be used. In the pneumatic tire, a sagged portion is formed by a concavo-convex structure in the air permeation preventing layer at least between points P and Q in a shape that a length La of a straight line connecting points P and Q and a length Lb of the air permeation preventing layer actually passing through points P and Q satisfy a relationship of (1.03×La)?Lb?(1.5×La).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toyoaki Endo, Yoshiaki Hashimura, Hideki Seto, Jun Matsuda, Yuichi Hara
  • Publication number: 20150343844
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes an overlap splice portion formed by laminating a sheet obtained from a thermoplastic resin or a thermoplastic resin composition of a thermoplastic resin blended with an elastomer above and below an interposed rubber layer that undergoes vulcanizing adhesion with the thermoplastic resin or the thermoplastic resin composition. The sheet obtained from the thermoplastic resin or the thermoplastic resin composition of a thermoplastic resin blended with an elastomer that is employed has a plurality of notches having a notch width greater than 1.0 mm provided in a leading edge portion or a vicinity of the leading edge portion of at least one side of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: Hideki Seto