Patents by Inventor Hiroki Kobayashi

Hiroki Kobayashi 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: 20240126196
    Abstract: A fixing belt having an endless shape includes a base layer having an endless shape, an elastic layer on an outer peripheral surface of the base layer, and a surface layer on an outer peripheral surface of the elastic layer, the elastic layer containing a rubber and fillers dispersed in the rubber, the fillers containing heat conductive fillers, an entire thickness of the elastic layer is from 100 ?m to 3,000 ?m, a content ratio of the fillers with respect to the entirety of the elastic layer being 35% by volume or more, a content ratio of the fillers in a region A being less than 35% by volume with respect to the region A, and the entirety of the elastic layer having a thermal conductivity of 0.4 W/(m·K) or more in a thickness direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: HIROKI MURAMATSU, NORIAKI KOBAYASHI, TOMOYO MIYAKAI, RYO ISHIFUJI
  • Patent number: 11955750
    Abstract: A joint connector includes the plurality of wires extending in an extending direction, a plurality of terminals to be respectively connected to front end parts of the plurality of wires in the extending direction, a lower housing for accommodating the plurality of terminals, a busbar to be disposed in the lower housing, and an upper cover to be assembled with the lower housing. The busbar includes a plurality of tabs. Each of the plurality of terminals includes a tube portion, into which each of the plurality of tabs is inserted, and a wire connecting portion to be connected to each of the plurality of wires. The plurality of wires drawn out rearward in the extending direction from the lower housing include bent portions folded forward in the extending direction. The upper cover includes wire pressing portions for holding the plurality of wires folded forward in the extending direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kobayashi, Hajime Kawase, Masaaki Tabata, Teruo Hara, Hajime Matsui
  • Publication number: 20240102925
    Abstract: A moisture content measurement method that calculates moisture content of dehydrated sludge using a calibration curve for calculating the moisture content of the dehydrated sludge, the calibration curve being obtained by performing multivariate regression analysis after first-order differential processing or an offset correction is performed on absorbance for reflected light or reflectance for infrared rays from dehydrated sludge, the absorbance or the reflectance being obtained by measuring the dehydrated sludge using an infrared measurement apparatus provided with a light-receiving unit that can receive at least infrared rays reflected from a target object to be measured and a light source that has a plurality of infrared LEDs that can emit infrared rays having respectively different wavelengths or a light source having an infrared-region tungsten lamp or halogen lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Yasuko KOBAYASHI, Jun TANAKA, Takuya KAMBAYASHI, Yusuke KAGA, Shunsuke KONO, Kotaro KITAMURA, Makiko UDAGAWA, Hiroki MIYAKAWA
  • Patent number: 11938732
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head supported by a support body includes: a first head chip; a holder having a holding portion holding the first head chip and a flange portion; and a heater heating the holding portion, in which the holding portion has a heat receiving portion receiving heat from the heater, and a shortest path of heat transferred through the holder from the heat receiving portion to the flange portion is bent or curved at two or more points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Okubo, Takahiro Kanegae, Kentaro Murakami, Shingo Tomimatsu, Hiroki Kobayashi, Haruhisa Uezawa
  • Patent number: 11938728
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head includes: head chips including a first-head-chip and a second-head-chip; a holder holding the head chips; and a heater along a direction parallel to a nozzle surface. The first-head-chip and the second-head-chip are disposed to be offset from each other in both a first-direction and a second-direction parallel to the nozzle surface and intersecting with each other. When a first-side is one of the four sides of a virtual rectangle circumscribing the aggregate of the head chips and a second-side and a third-side are coupled to both ends of the first-side, the first-head-chip is in contact with the first-side and the third-side and the second-head chip is in contact with the second-side. The heater overlaps the head chips. A first-region surrounded by the first-side, the second-side, the first-head-chip, and the second-head-chip includes a first-outside-part positioned outside the outer edge of the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Kanegae, Katsuhiro Okubo, Kentaro Murakami, Shingo Tomimatsu, Hiroki Kobayashi, Haruhisa Uezawa
  • Patent number: 11942737
    Abstract: A joint connector for connecting a plurality of wires includes a lower housing, an upper cover assembled with the lower housing, a plurality of terminals respectively connected to front end parts in an extending direction of the plurality of wires, and a busbar connected to the plurality of terminals. The busbar disposed in the lower housing includes a plurality of tabs. Each of the plurality of terminals disposed in the lower housing includes a tube portion, each of the plurality of tabs being inserted into the tube portion, sandwiching portions extending along the extending direction and configured to sandwich one of the plurality of wires, and a sliding portion disposed outside the sandwiching portions, movable along the extending direction and including pressurizing portions configured to pressurize the sandwiching portions toward the wire with the one of the plurality of wires sandwiched by the sandwiching portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kobayashi, Hajime Kawase, Masaaki Tabata, Teruo Hara, Hajime Matsui
  • Patent number: 11934128
    Abstract: A fixing belt includes a base member containing a metal, a sliding layer containing a filler and formed on a base member inner side, and a separation layer formed on a base member outer side. Assume that (i) a sliding layer cross section is obtained by cutting the sliding layer along a sliding layer thickness direction and is divided into sections each having a length that is the same as a sliding layer thickness in a direction perpendicular to the thickness direction, and (ii) a ratio of a filler area to a sliding layer area in each cross section sections is an area ratio. A period coefficient is calculated using the formula (Ave %?Min %)/Ave %, where an average of area ratios of filler areas in all the sections is Ave % and a minimum of the area ratios is Min %, and the calculated period coefficient is 0.6 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroto Sugimoto, Naoki Akiyama, Yasuhiro Miyahara, Noriaki Kobayashi, Hiroki Muramatsu, Akeshi Asaka
  • Patent number: 11937007
    Abstract: An imaging device having a motion detecting function and an image processing function is provided. The imaging device can detect a difference between a reference frame image and a comparative frame image, and can switch from a motion detecting mode to a normal image capturing mode when a significant difference is detected. A low-frame-rate operation in the motion detecting mode can reduce power consumption. Moreover, the imaging device has an image recognition function in combination with the motion detecting function, so that switching from the motion detecting mode to the normal image capturing mode can be performed when a particular image is recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Inoue, Seiichi Yoneda, Yusuke Negoro, Takahiko Ishizu, Hidetomo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20240083600
    Abstract: An extensible boom is extended in an extension direction from a state of being rolled in a cylindrical form, the extension direction being one of short directions of the cylindrical form. Protruding portions and recessed portions are alternately formed at each of one end and another end in a long direction of the cylindrical form. The protruding portions at the one end are located opposite the recessed portions at the other end. The recessed portions at the one end are located opposite the protruding portions at the other end. When the extensible boom is extended along the extension direction, the protruding portions at the one end engage with the recessed portions at the other end, and the recessed portions at the one end engage with the protruding portions at the other end, such that a cylindrical shape is formed along the extension direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya KOYAMA, Hiroki KOBAYASHI, Kazunori TAKAGAKI
  • Publication number: 20240086836
    Abstract: According to the present invention, article provision device information which relates to an article provision device satisfying a search condition of an administrator who administers an article provision device from which an article is provided and which includes stock information of the article to be provided from the article provision device is acquired; the article provision device information, in which the stock information in the article provision device information is shown as detailed information is presenting to an administrator terminal; the article provision device information which relates to the article provision device satisfying the search condition of the user and which includes the stock information of articles to be supplied from the article provision device is acquired, and the article provision device information in which the stock information of the article provision device is shown by the simple information different from the detailed information is presented to the user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Hajime KONDO, Hiroki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11914493
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device which is capable of suppressing a deterioration in accuracy of detecting an anomaly and accuracy of analyzing the anomaly, while suppressing an increase in an amount of data to be stored. The information processing system includes anomaly detection unit that collects event data indicating a predetermined event detected in a process of a device to be monitored, determines whether a predetermined index value related to the event exceeds a preset first threshold, and instructs enhanced monitoring of the device to be monitored and the process related to the event when the index value exceeds the first threshold, and collection instruction unit that determines an additional event being an event to be additionally monitored when the enhanced monitoring is instructed, and instructs the device to be monitored, which is subjected to the enhanced monitoring, to monitor the determined additional event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Karino, Kazuhiko Isoyama, Yuji Kobayashi, Yoshiaki Sakae, Hiroki Tagato, Masato Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20240054450
    Abstract: In an article supply device managing method, arrangement information in a sales area and article information of each article supply device in the sales area is acquired from an article supply device database, which stores the arrangement information relating to a layout of the respective article supply devices arranged in the sales area and the article information relating to an article which can be supplied from each article supply device arranged in the sales area, and a layout image where an object image of each article supply device corresponding to the arrangement of the article supply devices in the predetermined sales area is arranged is displayed on a terminal a user operates, by using the article information and the arrangement information of each article supply devices in the predetermined sales area. The object image includes article information of the article supply device corresponding to the object image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Hajime KONDO, Hiroki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20240053139
    Abstract: A gauge carrier holds an optical fiber having a gauge portion provided in one axial part thereof. A center region has a predefined stiffness and holds the gauge portion. Length in the longitudinal direction of the gauge carrier is equal to or greater than length of the gauge portion. Two split regions each have a stiffness different from that of the center portion, total length of the split regions in the longitudinal direction of the gauge carrier is greater than the length of the center region in the longitudinal direction, one of the split regions is positioned in front of the center region and holds a part of the optical fiber that is in front of the gauge portion, and the other is positioned in back of the center region and holds a part of the optical fiber that is in the back of the gauge portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori TAKAGAKI, Yohei ITO, Hiroki KOBAYASHI, Tatsuya KOYAMA, Shigeru UTSUMI
  • Publication number: 20240046339
    Abstract: A management apparatus comprises a processor and a non-volatile computer readable memory in which a computer code is stored, wherein, based on the computer code stored in the non-volatile memory, the processor manages an inventory status information of items, displays, on a terminal, a purchase screen for purchasing at least one of the items, performs a lottery for the at least one of the items to be provided, by using the inventory status information of the items when an item purchase procedure is completed, determines the at least one of the items to be provided based on a lottery result, and presents an item image of the determined at least one of the items on the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Hajime KONDO, Tatsushi IKARASHI, Kenichi MINAGAWA, Hiroki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11875042
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a non-volatile memory, a controller for writing data to the non-volatile memory and reading data from the non-volatile memory, and a power supply circuit. The power supply circuit includes a capacitor. The power supply circuit supplies power to the non-volatile memory and the controller from an external power supply and supplies power to the non-volatile memory and the controller from the capacitor if the external power supply is interrupted. The controller controls the power supply circuit to charge the capacitor when current consumption of the non-volatile memory is less than some first current level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11865850
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head including head chips each including a nozzle plate, a holder that is formed of resin, holds the head chips, and includes a flow path for supplying the liquid to each of the head chips, a holder cover that is formed of a material having a higher thermal conductivity than a thermal conductivity of the holder and houses the head chips and the holder, and a fixing plate that is formed of metal and to which the holder cover and the head chips are fixed, a carriage on which the liquid ejecting head is mounted, and a heater that is mounted on the carriage and heats the liquid inside each of the head chips via the holder cover and the fixing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Tomimatsu, Masahiko Sato, Hiroki Kobayashi, Osamu Yagi, Kenta Ono
  • Patent number: 11862689
    Abstract: Group-III element nitride semiconductor substrate including a first surface and a second surface that are easy to visually distinguish from each other. An end portion is easily detected with an optical sensor, a large effective area (area that can be used in device production) can be secured, and warping of the entirety of the substrate is reduced. A Group-III element nitride semiconductor substrate includes a first surface; and a second surface, wherein the first surface is a mirror surface, the second surface has a second-surface central region and a second-surface outer peripheral region, the second-surface central region is a mirror surface, and the second-surface outer peripheral region is a non-mirror surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Imai, Masahiro Sakai, Hiroki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11848519
    Abstract: It is aimed to reduce cost. A female connector (F) includes a female housing (30) to be connected to a male housing (10), a lock functioning portion (57) provided on the female housing (30) and configured to lock the female housing (30) and the male housing (10) in a connected state by being locked to the male housing (10), and a releasing member (63) attachable to and detachable to the female housing (30), the releasing member being a component separate from the female housing (30). The releasing member (63) can displace the lock functioning portion (57) to disengage the lock functioning portion (57) from the male housing (10) while being mounted on the female housing (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Yutaka Kobayashi, Hiroki Kobayashi, Pipatthana Phatiwuttipat, Teruo Hara
  • Publication number: 20230395373
    Abstract: A Group-III element nitride semiconductor substrate includes: a first surface; and a second surface, wherein warping of a crystal plane of the first surface has a plurality of extremes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Masahiro SAKAI, Katsuhiro IMAI, Hiroki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20230382122
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method including: discharging ink contained in an ink storage unit, from a nozzle of a nozzle forming surface of a discharging unit; and supplying the ink from the ink storage unit to the discharging unit. The ink includes specific components and satisfies a specific relation between dynamic surface tension and time. The supplying includes: forming a closed space by covering the nozzle forming surface with a lid member, and freely controlling a pressure between the discharging unit and the ink storage unit; and forming an open space by opening the lid member on the nozzle forming surface, and setting the pressure to be the same as atmospheric pressure. A negative pressure difference between the ink storage unit and the discharging unit is 70-120 mmAq before discharge of the ink, 30-80 mmAq during the discharging, and the former is equal to or greater than the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Hagiwara, Shunsuke Horie, Hiroki Kobayashi