Hiroaki Takahashi 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).
Abstract: An inkjet printing device includes an ink container accommodating a non-aqueous clear ink containing a resin and an organic solvent, a discharging head to discharge the non-aqueous clear ink directly or indirectly onto a substrate to form printed matter; and a heating device to heat the substrate, wherein the following relationship is satisfied: Tlow (° C.)>Thigh (° C.), where Tlow represents the temperature of the substrate that the heating device is heating during printing in a low gloss printing mode in which the non-aqueous clear ink is directly or indirectly discharged and attached to the substrate to impart low gloss to the printed matter and Thigh represents the temperature of the substrate that the heating device is heating during printing in a high gloss printing mode in which the non-aqueous clear ink is directly or indirectly discharged and attached to the substrate to impart high gloss to the printed matter.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an optical film having an optically-anisotropic layer having excellent durability, a polarizing plate and an image display device in which the optical film is used, a polymerizable compound used in the optical film, and a method for manufacturing a 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid monoaryl ester. The optical film of the present invention is an optical film having at least an optically-anisotropic layer, in which the optically-anisotropic layer is a layer obtained by polymerizing a polymerizable liquid crystal composition containing a polymerizable compound which has a specific structure, a liquid crystal compound which has a specific structure, and a polymerization initiator.
Abstract: A liquid cartridge configured to be inserted into a cartridge-attachment section in an insertion direction includes a casing, and a lever supported by the casing. The lever is pivotable about a pivot axis between a first position and a second position. The lever includes a light-blocking portion configured to block or attenuate light traveling in a widthwise direction crossing the insertion direction and a gravitational direction, and a force-receiving portion positioned closer to a front wall of the casing than the light-blocking portion is to the front wall in the insertion direction. The light-blocking portion is positioned lower at the second position than at the first position. The pivot axis is positioned frontward of the light-blocking portion and rearward of the force-receiving portion in the insertion direction. The lever pivots from the second position to the first position upon application of an external force to the force-receiving portion.
Abstract: A distance-measuring apparatus, a mobile object, a robot, a three-dimensional measuring device, a surveillance camera, and a distance-measuring method. The distance-measuring apparatus, a mobile object includes a light source to emit light, an imaging element to receive and photoelectrically convert the light into a plurality of electrical signals, and to obtain the electrical signals upon being sorted into a plurality of phase signals, and a computing unit to calculate distance to the object based on the phase signals. In the distance-measuring apparatus, a period of time during which the imaging element obtains the phase signals is different from a light emitting period of the light source in length. The distance-measuring method includes determining whether or not aliasing is present based on a light emitting period of the light source, a period of time during which the plurality of phase signals are obtained, and a result of the calculating.
Abstract: A seat slider device may include: a lower rail attachable to a body of a vehicle; an upper rail attachable to a seat and slidably engaging with the lower rail; at least one roller provided in the upper rail and pressed against the lower rail or the body of the vehicle; and an actuator configured to rotate the at least one roller.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a rotating electrical machine coil with a conductor and an insulation layer that is provided around the conductor to cover the conductor, the rotating electrical machine coil including a linear part of the coil and a coil end that is separable from and electrically connectable to the linear part of the coil.
January 5, 2018
Date of Patent:
September 8, 2020
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes a roller pair for transporting a sheet, a recording head, and a controller. The controller determines a linefeed amount by which the sheet is transported by the roller pair between corresponding two adjacent passes of the recording head. The controller executes image recording on the sheet by alternately repeating a linefeed operation for rotating the roller pair by the determined linefeed amount to transport the sheet in a transport direction, and a pass recording operation in which the controller causes the roller pair to stop and the recording head to perform a pass and to record part of an image on the sheet. Upon determining that a linefeed operation would cause the sheet to travel past the roller pair while the roller pair is decelerating, replace for the linefeed operation a determined linefeed amount by an adjusted linefeed amount.
Abstract: Disclosed is provision of a ceramic coat having an excellent low-particle generation as well as a method for assessing the low-particle generation of the ceramic coat. A composite structure including a substrate and a structure which is formed on the substrate and has a surface, wherein the structure includes a polycrystalline ceramic and the composite structure has luminance Sa satisfying a specific value calculated from a TEM image analysis thereof, can be suitably used as an inner member of a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus required to have a low-particle generation.
Abstract: There is provided an electric actuator including a motor part, a deceleration mechanism, an output part, and a housing. The housing has a housing main body and a lid member. An output shaft is positioned at a first corner of the housing. The lid member and the housing main body are fastened by bolts. The bolts include corner bolts positioned at respective corners of the housing other than the first corner and an intermediate position bolt positioned at the intermediate between the first corner and a second corner adjacent to the first corner. In a plane view, the intermediate position bolt is positioned on the side of the planar center with respect to an edge connecting the first corner and the second corner and on the side of an outer edge with respect to an imaginary line connecting the center of the output shaft and the second corner.
Abstract: High-quality video is provided using a small amount of coded bits. The moving picture decoding method performs inter-frame prediction processing. With the aforementioned inter-frame prediction processing, blocks with similar motion vectors from among the motion vectors in multiple blocks that have already been decoded are combined and a combined area is computed. A predicted vector for a target block to be decoded is computed using the motion vector of the aforementioned combined area, and a motion vector for the aforementioned target block is computed based on the aforementioned predicted vector and a difference vector which is included in a coded stream that is input. A predicted image is generated using the aforementioned motion vector, and a difference image which is included in the aforementioned coded stream and the aforementioned predicted image are added to generate a decoded image.
Abstract: A liquid cartridge includes a first surface, a second surface spaced apart from the first surface, and a third surface extending between the first surface and the second surface, with a liquid outlet through the first surface. A circuit board is mounted on the third surface. A locking mechanism includes a locking surface that extends above the third surface, and a liquid detection mechanism includes a light access portion. The light access portion is disposed between the circuit board and the locking surface, and the circuit board is disposed between the first surface and the light access portion.
Abstract: Provided is a gas separation device configured to separate a non-hydrocarbon gas from a feed gas containing the non-hydrocarbon gas through use of a gas separation membrane, in which a decrease in operating rate can be suppressed, and economic efficiency is satisfactory. A first membrane module (1) and a second membrane module (2) are arranged in parallel to each other with respect to supply lines for a feed gas. Gas lines for regeneration (14, 15) ((24, 25)), which are branched from a permeate gas line (13) ((23)) of the membrane module (1) ((2)), and which are joined to a feed gas line (21) ((11)) configured to supply the feed gas to the membrane module (2) ((1)), are provided. Under a state in which the feed gas is supplied to the membrane module (1), a permeate gas through the membrane module (1) is supplied, as a gas for regeneration, to the membrane module (2) through the gas lines for regeneration (14, 15).
Abstract: A transmitter includes: a transmission control circuit that determines whether or not to perform an emphasis on a data signal, based on a transition pattern of the data signal; and a transmission driver that selectively performs the emphasis based on a result of the determination by the transmission control circuit, to generate at least one transmission signal.
Abstract: An electric booster including an input member that is advanceably/retractably moved according to a brake pedal operation. An electric motor of an electric actuator advanceably/retractably moves a power piston. A master pressure control unit sets a target movement amount of the power piston according to an amount of a movement of the input member that is caused by the brake pedal, and controls the electric motor to move the power piston so as to achieve the target movement amount, thereby causing a brake hydraulic pressure to be generated in a master cylinder. The master pressure control unit includes a reaction force generation portion, which changes a characteristic of a hydraulic reaction force applied to the brake pedal. The reaction force generation portion corrects the target movement amount of the power piston according to a temporal change in the movement amount of the input member.
Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus including a plurality of baking chambers stacked in a prescribed direction, each baking chamber carrying out heat treatment of a substrate in its interior, a processing unit having a liquid processing chamber separate from the baking chambers and carrying out liquid processing of the substrate using the processing liquid, and an enclosing isolating space that encloses the sides of the plurality of baking chambers and isolates the baking chambers from the surrounding area.
Abstract: Provided are a non-hydrocarbon gas separation device and the like capable of increasing a discharge pressure of a non-hydrocarbon gas to a downstream side while preventing an increase in size of equipment. In the non-hydrocarbon gas separation device, a first separation module (2a) and a second separation module (2b) connected to each other in series are each configured to separate a non-hydrocarbon from a natural gas through use of a separation membrane (20). The non-hydrocarbon gas having been separated from the natural gas is discharged to each of discharge lines (202) and (204). At this time, a pressure of the first separation module (2a) on a discharge line (202) side is higher than a pressure of the second separation module (2b) on a discharge line (204) or (202) side.
Abstract: Provided is a wavelength conversion member, including: a quantum dot phosphor; and a resin cured product which includes the quantum dot phosphor and which contains an alicyclic structure and a sulfide structure.
Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device including a plurality of first electrodes, a second electrode, a functional layer disposed between each first electrode and the second electrode, and an insulating layer having a slope portion on the first electrode, wherein the functional layer is continuously disposed so as to cover the first electrode, a neighboring first electrode, and the insulating layer covering the first electrode and the neighboring first electrode, the functional layer on the first electrode has a layer thickness smaller than a height from an upper surface of the first electrode to an upper surface of the insulating layer, and the functional layer on the slope portion of the insulating layer has a layer thickness of 20 nm or more in a direction perpendicular to a slope surface of the slope portion.
Abstract: To provide a curing accelerator for an oxidatively polymerizable unsaturated resin which can decrease the amount of cobalt metal soap used and has curing performance equal to or higher than excellent curing performance of the cobalt metal soap, and a printing ink and a coating material using the same. A curing accelerator for an oxidatively polymerizable unsaturated resin including a manganese or cobalt complex (?) containing quinolinol compound ions represented by Structural Formula (1) as a ligand, and a printing ink and a coating material including the curing accelerator. In the formula, R1 is any of a hydrogen atom, a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, a nitro group, a nitroso group, a sulfo group, and a halogen atom, and n is an integer of 1 to 6.
Abstract: Provided is a non-hydrocarbon gas separation device or the like capable of separating a non-hydrocarbon gas from a natural gas containing a heavy hydrocarbon. The non-hydrocarbon gas separation device is configured to separate a non-hydrocarbon gas from a natural gas. The natural gas containing a heavy hydrocarbon, the heavy hydrocarbon having 5 or more carbon atoms, is supplied to a separation module (2). The natural gas having been separated from the non-hydrocarbon gas is allowed to outflow from the separation module (2), and the non-hydrocarbon gas having been separated from the natural gas is discharged from the separation module (2). An inorganic membrane (20), which is housed in the separation module (2), and is made of an inorganic material is configured to allow the non-hydrocarbon gas contained in the natural gas to permeate therethrough to a discharge side, and to allow the natural gas having been separated from the non-hydrocarbon gas to flow to an outflow side.