Patents by Inventor Hiroki Katayama

Hiroki Katayama 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: 20240034073
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive member and a scanning unit including a light source, a rotatable polygonal mirror, and a sensor. The image forming apparatus includes setting of an operation in a first mode and setting of an operation in a second mode. The image forming apparatus further comprises, a surface identifying portion and a correction data storing portion configured to prestore correction data including first correction data for a first rotational speed and second correction data for a second rotational speed. Positional deviation in a main scan direction of laser light is corrected on the basis of the first correction data or the second correction data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Takatoshi Tanaka, Fumihiko Yamaya, Naoki Matsushita, Hiroki Katayama
  • Patent number: 11885329
    Abstract: Provided is a rotary compressor excellent in energy saving performance and reliability that can suppress over-compression of a compressed refrigerant compressed in a compression chamber. A rotary compressor includes a discharge port provided on an end plate and partially located outside a cylinder inner wall and a discharge groove provided on the cylinder inner wall and communicating with a compression chamber and the discharge port, the compression chamber compressing a refrigerant by contracting as an annular piston revolves, in which the discharge port faces an end portion of a vane groove on the cylinder inner wall on the compression chamber side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Hideto Uchikai, Motonobu Furukawa, Hiroki Katayama, Takahiro Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11879459
    Abstract: A compression unit of a rotary compressor includes a cylinder, an upper end plate that closes the upper side of the cylinder, a lower end plate that closes the lower side of the cylinder, and a piston that is fitted to a rotating shaft, revolves along an inner peripheral surface of the cylinder, and forms a cylinder chamber in the cylinder. At least one of an end face of the piston in the axial direction of the rotating shaft, a sliding surface of the upper end plate that slides with the end face of the piston, and a sliding surface of the lower end plate that slides with the end face of the piston, has formed therein an oil-film retention region having an array of a plurality of recessed portions that retain lubricating oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroki Katayama, Motonobu Furukawa
  • Patent number: 11852988
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form an image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member, an exposure device to form a latent image on the photosensitive member, a tubular body defining a space in which at least a part of the exposure device is contained, and a support portion that supports the exposure device and is provided along a rotation axis direction of the photosensitive member in the space of the tubular body. The image forming apparatus further includes, in the rotation axis direction, a first side plate fixed to one end portion of the tubular body, and a second side plate fixed to another end portion of the tubular body. One support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the first side plate, and another support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the second side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Akira Yoshimura, Shogo Nagamine, Naoki Matsushita, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama, Akitoshi Toyota
  • Patent number: 11820158
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive member and a scanning unit including a light source, a rotatable polygonal mirror, and a sensor. The image forming apparatus includes setting of an operation in a first mode and setting of an operation in a second mode. The image forming apparatus further comprises, a surface identifying portion and a correction data storing portion configured to prestore correction data including first correction data for a first rotational speed and second correction data for a second rotational speed. Positional deviation in a main scan direction of laser light is corrected on the basis of the first correction data or the second correction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Takatoshi Tanaka, Fumihiko Yamaya, Naoki Matsushita, Hiroki Katayama
  • Publication number: 20230352355
    Abstract: Devised are a supporting substrate capable of contributing to an increase in density of a semiconductor package and a laminate using the supporting substrate. A supporting glass substrate of the present invention includes a polished surface on a surface thereof and has a total thickness variation of less than 2.0 ┬Ám.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventor: Hiroki KATAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11749574
    Abstract: Devised are a supporting substrate capable of contributing to an increase in density of a semiconductor package and a laminate using the supporting substrate. A supporting glass substrate of the present invention includes a polished surface on a surface thereof and has a total thickness variation of less than 2.0 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Katayama
  • Patent number: 11709437
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form a toner image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member and an optical scanning unit. The optical scanning unit includes an optical scanning unit, an optical box, a cover member, and a moving unit movable to an outside of the image forming apparatus. The optical scanning unit and the moving unit are arranged so that the moving unit and the optical scanning unit are opposed to each other when the moving unit is located in an inside of the image forming apparatus. The optical scanning unit is disposed so as to allow a user to touch the optical scanning unit through a space generated in the inside of the image forming apparatus when the moving unit is moved to the outside of the image forming apparatus. Between the optical box and the cover member, the cover member is opposed to the moving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taku Murotani, Mitsuhiro Obara, Hiroki Katayama, Atsushi Sano, Jun Nagatoshi, Chihiro Shirakawa, Tetsushi Uneme
  • Publication number: 20230120434
    Abstract: Provided is a rotary compressor excellent in energy saving performance and reliability that can suppress over-compression of a compressed refrigerant compressed in a compression chamber. A rotary compressor includes a discharge port provided on an end plate and partially located outside a cylinder inner wall and a discharge groove provided on the cylinder inner wall and communicating with a compression chamber and the discharge port, the compression chamber compressing a refrigerant by contracting as an annular piston revolves, in which the discharge port faces an end portion of a vane groove on the cylinder inner wall on the compression chamber side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Hideto UCHIKAI, Motonobu FURUKAWA, Hiroki KATAYAMA, Takahiro SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20230072359
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form a toner image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member and an optical scanning unit. The optical scanning unit includes an optical scanning unit, an optical box, a cover member, and a moving unit movable to an outside of the image forming apparatus. The optical scanning unit and the moving unit are arranged so that the moving unit and the optical scanning unit are opposed to each other when the moving unit is located in an inside of the image forming apparatus. The optical scanning unit is disposed so as to allow a user to touch the optical scanning unit through a space generated in the inside of the image forming apparatus when the moving unit is moved to the outside of the image forming apparatus. Between the optical box and the cover member, the cover member is opposed to the moving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Taku Murotani, Mitsuhiro Obara, Hiroki Katayama, Atsushi Sano, Jun Nagatoshi, Chihiro Shirakawa, Tetsushi Uneme
  • Publication number: 20230050050
    Abstract: A compression unit of a rotary compressor includes a cylinder, an upper end plate that closes the upper side of the cylinder, a lower end plate that closes the lower side of the cylinder, and a piston that is fitted to a rotating shaft, revolves along an inner peripheral surface of the cylinder, and forms a cylinder chamber in the cylinder. At least one of an end face of the piston in the axial direction of the rotating shaft, a sliding surface of the upper end plate that slides with the end face of the piston, and a sliding surface of the lower end plate that slides with the end face of the piston, has formed therein an oil-film retention region having an array of a plurality of recessed portions that retain lubricating oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicant: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroki KATAYAMA, Motonobu FURUKAWA
  • Patent number: 11537058
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form a toner image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member and an optical scanning unit. The optical scanning unit includes an optical scanning unit, an optical box, a cover member, and a moving unit movable to an outside of the image forming apparatus. The optical scanning unit and the moving unit are arranged so that the moving unit and the optical scanning unit are opposed to each other when the moving unit is located in an inside of the image forming apparatus. The optical scanning unit is disposed so as to allow a user to touch the optical scanning unit through a space generated in the inside of the image forming apparatus when the moving unit is moved to the outside of the image forming apparatus. Between the optical box and the cover member, the cover member is opposed to the moving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taku Murotani, Mitsuhiro Obara, Hiroki Katayama, Atsushi Sano, Jun Nagatoshi, Chihiro Shirakawa, Tetsushi Uneme
  • Publication number: 20220377198
    Abstract: A scanning optical device includes a deflector, a reflecting mirror, a housing to accommodate the deflector and the mirror; and an elastic member to urge the mirror toward the housing. The mirror includes a first surface urged by the elastic member, a second surface opposite to the first surface, a third surface and a fourth surface perpendicular to the first and second surfaces. The housing includes a bearing surface to support the second surface and a regulating portion to regulate movement of the mirror to a mirror widthwise direction, perpendicular to a mirror longitudinal direction and parallel with the second surface, and toward an opening of the housing. The regulating portion is provided opposite to only a part of the third surface so that a ridge line of the mirror between the second surface and the third surface does not contact the regulating member even an attitude of the mirror changes in a direction away from the bearing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Obara, Taku Murotani, Hiroki Katayama
  • Publication number: 20220260938
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form an image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member, an exposure device to form a latent image on the photosensitive member, a tubular body defining a space in which at least a part of the exposure device is contained, and a support portion that supports the exposure device and is provided along a rotation axis direction of the photosensitive member in the space of the tubular body. The image forming apparatus further includes, in the rotation axis direction, a first side plate fixed to one end portion of the tubular body, and a second side plate fixed to another end portion of the tubular body. One support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the first side plate, and another support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the second side plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Akira Yoshimura, Shogo Nagamine, Naoki Matsushita, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama, Akitoshi Toyota
  • Patent number: 11385457
    Abstract: In an optical scanning device, an outer wall closest to a circumscribed circle of a rotating polygon mirror has a space in a position facing to a position of a reflection surface of the rotating polygon mirror in an axial direction of a rotating shaft. A part of a cover is provided in a position farther from the circumscribed circle than the outer wall so as to close the space, when the optical scanning device is viewed in a direction perpendicular to the axial direction of the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Naoki Matsushita, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama
  • Patent number: 11383413
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a polygonal mirror using a metal mold including a first mold, a second mold, a third mold, and a fourth mold includes a step of forming the molded member by providing the third mold and the fourth mold between the first mold and the second mold in a state in which the third mold and the fourth mold are in contact with each other and then by injecting a resin material into the metal mold, and a step of separating the third mold from the first crossing surface of the molded member in a direction crossing the first crossing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumihiko Yamaya, Hiroki Katayama, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Atsushi Takata, Naoki Matsushita
  • Publication number: 20220197179
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form a toner image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member and an optical scanning unit. The optical scanning unit includes an optical scanning unit, an optical box, a cover member, and a moving unit movable to an outside of the image forming apparatus. The optical scanning unit and the moving unit are arranged so that the moving unit and the optical scanning unit are opposed to each other when the moving unit is located in an inside of the image forming apparatus. The optical scanning unit is disposed so as to allow a user to touch the optical scanning unit through a space generated in the inside of the image forming apparatus when the moving unit is moved to the outside of the image forming apparatus. Between the optical box and the cover member, the cover member is opposed to the moving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Taku Murotani, Mitsuhiro Obara, Hiroki Katayama, Atsushi Sano, Jun Nagatoshi, Chihiro Shirakawa, Tetsushi Uneme
  • Patent number: 11366310
    Abstract: A polygonal mirror includes reflecting surfaces, a molded member including a first surface and a second surface, a contact portion, and gate marks. Each of said first surface and said second surface has a polygonal shape. The contact portion and the gate marks are formed at non-overlapping positions with a line segment connecting a vertex of the polygonal shape with a rotation center. The gate marks and the reflecting surfaces are the same in number. A perpendicular bisector of a line segment connecting centers of the gate marks adjacent to each other with respect to a rotational direction of the polygonal mirror is formed at a position passing through an associated vertex of the polygonal shape and the rotation center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Matsushita, Atsushi Takata, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Takatoshi Tanaka, Fumihiko Yamaya, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama
  • Patent number: 11353805
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form an image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member, an exposure device to form a latent image on the photosensitive member, a tubular body defining a space in which at least a part of the exposure device is contained, and a support portion that supports the exposure device and is provided along a rotation axis direction of the photosensitive member in the space of the tubular body. The image forming apparatus further includes, in the rotation axis direction, a first side plate fixed to one end portion of the tubular body, and a second side plate fixed to another end portion of the tubular body. One support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the first side plate, and another support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the second side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Akira Yoshimura, Shogo Nagamine, Naoki Matsushita, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama, Akitoshi Toyota
  • Patent number: 11249303
    Abstract: A rotary polygon mirror has no recess in a thickness region of one of the reflecting surfaces of the rotary polygon mirror in the direction of the rotation axis of the rotary polygon mirror and has a protruding portion protruding from the thickness region in a direction away from the thickness region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisanori Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Naoki Matsushita, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama