Patents by Inventor Hironobu Suzuki

Hironobu Suzuki 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: 20220356558
    Abstract: A sputtering target including aluminum and either a rare earth element or a titanium group element or both a rare earth element and a titanium group element, and the sputtering target has a fluorine content of 100 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: FURUYA METAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Maruko, Yu Suzuki, Shohei Otomo, Hironobu Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220275499
    Abstract: A sputtering target is a sputtering target including aluminum and either a rare earth element or a titanium group element or both a rare earth element and a titanium group element, and the sputtering target has a chlorine content of 100 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: FURUYA METAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Maruko, Yu Suzuki, Shohei Otomo, Hironobu Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220278870
    Abstract: A vehicle control device including a communication section, a first microcomputer that can communicate with an exterior via the communication section and a second microcomputer that cannot communicate directly with the exterior and can communicate with the first microcomputer. The communication section receives a control signal from the exterior, based on the control signal received by the communication section, the first microcomputer controls operation of an object of control, and outputs the control signal to the second microcomputer. In a case in which a state of the object of control that corresponds to the control signal and a state exhibited by the object of control differ, the second microcomputer effects control so as to stop operation of the communication section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki SUZUKI, Hikaru SHIBATA, Kohei NISHI, Hironobu HATANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220260067
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a fluid control apparatus having a diaphragm structure and small flow path resistance. [Solving Means] A fluid control apparatus according to the present technology includes a first space, two flat plate members, a drive mechanism, a second space, a first check valve, and a second check valve. The first space has an inlet and an outlet. The two flat plate members face each other via the first space, and at least one of the flat plate members is an elastic body having flexibility. The drive mechanism bends the elastic body. The second space adjoins the first space, communicates with the first space via the inlet, and has a suction port. The first check valve allows fluid to flow from the suction port to the first space via the inlet. The third space adjoins the first space, communicates with the first space via the outlet, and has a discharge port. The second check valve allows the fluid to flow from the first space to the discharge port via the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi SUZUKI, Masahiro SATO, Koji FUKUMOTO, Yuya HORIUCHI, Hironobu ABE, Hiroto KAWAGUCHI, Kazuhiro HONGO, Takuma MATSUSHITA, Daisuke MIZUTA, Kentaro YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 11163171
    Abstract: A pointer includes a case housing an LED device and including a light emission hole through which light from the device is emitted to an external space, a first plate between the device and the light emission hole and including a first light passage hole that allows passage of the light from the device, and a second plate between the first plate and the light emission hole and including a second light passage hole that allows passage of the light having passed through the first light passage hole. The light passage holes and the light emission hole are located on a central axis of the device. The device and the first and second plates are disposed such that H/2<S<H, where H denotes a distance between the device and the first plate, and S denotes a distance between the first and second plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironobu Suzuki, Masanori Ishihara
  • Patent number: 11141981
    Abstract: A waste fluid quantity measuring device can comprise a waste fluid tank for recovering a waste fluid, a placement platform on which the total mass of the waste fluid tank acts, a motive force portion for moving at least a portion of the placement platform from a first position to a second position, with a constant force. A sensor can measure a position of the placement platform and a measuring portion can move the placement platform and measure a movement time of the placement platform to the second position, based on a measurement result by the sensor. An evaluating portion can evaluate a state of storage of waste fluid of the waste fluid tank based on the movement time measured by the measuring portion and a correspondence of the movement time and the quantity of waste fluid within the waste fluid tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Roland DG Corporation
    Inventor: Hironobu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200361211
    Abstract: A waste fluid quantity measuring device can comprise a waste fluid tank for recovering a waste fluid, a placement platform on which the total mass of the waste fluid tank acts, a motive force portion for moving at least a portion of the placement platform from a first position to a second position, with a constant force. A sensor can measure a position of the placement platform and a measuring portion can move the placement platform and measure a movement time of the placement platform to the second position, based on a measurement result by the sensor. An evaluating portion can evaluate a state of storage of waste fluid of the waste fluid tank based on the movement time measured by the measuring portion and a correspondence of the movement time and the quantity of waste fluid within the waste fluid tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventor: Hironobu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200209636
    Abstract: A pointer includes a case housing an LED device and including a light emission hole through which light from the device is emitted to an external space, a first plate between the device and the light emission hole and including a first light passage hole that allows passage of the light from the device, and a second plate between the first plate and the light emission hole and including a second light passage hole that allows passage of the light having passed through the first light passage hole. The light passage holes and the light emission hole are located on a central axis of the device. The device and the first and second plates are disposed such that H/2<S<H, where H denotes a distance between the device and the first plate, and S denotes a distance between the first and second plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hironobu SUZUKI, Masanori ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20200171842
    Abstract: A pointer includes an LED device, a case, and a partition. The case houses the LED device. The case includes a light emission hole through which light from the LED device is emitted to an external space. The partition is located between the LED device and the light emission hole in the case. The partition includes a light passage hole through which the light from the LED device passes. The light passage hole and the light emission hole are disposed on a central axis of the LED device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Masanori ISHIHARA, Arata MUKUNOKI, Motokuni KISHITA, Hironobu SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10639601
    Abstract: A printer includes a first cartridge holder including a first insertion port in which a first ink cartridge housing a first ink pack charged with a sedimentation ink is inserted and which is open horizontally, the first cartridge holder housing the inserted first ink cartridge, a first shaft pivotably supporting the first cartridge holder, a first driving mechanism that causes the first cartridge holder to pivot about the first shaft, and a controller that controls the first driving mechanism. The controller includes a first controller that controls the first driving mechanism to cause the first cartridge holder to pivot and agitate the sedimentation ink contained in the first ink pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro Kunifuji, Hironobu Suzuki, Akihiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200086661
    Abstract: A printer includes a support on which a medium is placed, an ink head including nozzles that discharge an ink to the medium on the support, a conveyor that conveys the medium from one side to the other side, a plasma generator including an irradiation port that downwardly radiates plasma and provided over the support so as to be locatable in a position that overlaps the support in plan view, and an insulator provided on an upper surface of the support to be opposed to at least the irradiation port to insulate the support and the medium from each other. When a range of the medium which has been irradiated with the plasma by the plasma generator is an irradiated range, the ink head is disposed in a position in which the ink is discharged to the irradiated range of the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventor: Hironobu SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10556435
    Abstract: A printer capable includes a pivot mechanism that causes a first ink cartridge housing a first ink pack containing sedimentation ink to pivot. A controller includes a memory storing first data defining a relationship between a determined ink agitation degree and a pivot angle of the ink cartridge from an initial position, an angle determiner that determines a pivot angle based on the determined ink agitation degree and the first data, and a first controller that controls the pivot mechanism to cause the first ink cartridge to pivot by the determined pivot angle and move to a pivot position, and then cause the first ink cartridge to pivot in the opposite direction and return to the initial position. A first pivot angle when the ink agitation degree is less than a first value is smaller than a second pivot angle when the ink agitation degree is the first value or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro Kunifuji, Hironobu Suzuki, Akihiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10539511
    Abstract: A detection method, an inspection method, a detection apparatus, and an inspection apparatus capable of preventing an error in a luminance unevenness correction and thereby accurately inspecting an object to be inspected are provided. A detection method according to the present disclosure includes illuminating an object to be inspected by using illumination light including pulsed light, acquiring image data of the object to be inspected by concentrating light from the object to be inspected illuminated by the illumination light and detecting the concentrated light by an inspection detector, acquiring image data of a luminance distribution of the illumination light, the luminance distribution being detected by illuminating a correction detector by using part of the illumination light, and detecting inspection image data by correcting the image data of the object to be inspected based on the image data of the luminance distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Lasertec Corporation
    Inventors: Masayasu Nishizawa, Tsunehito Kohyama, Hironobu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190329560
    Abstract: A printer capable includes a pivot mechanism that causes a first ink cartridge housing a first ink pack containing sedimentation ink to pivot. A controller includes; a memory storing first data defining a relationship between a determined ink agitation degree and a pivot angle of the ink cartridge from an initial position, an angle determiner that determines a pivot angle based on the determined ink agitation degree and the first data, and a first controller that controls the pivot mechanism to thereby cause the first ink cartridge to pivot by the determined pivot angle and move to a pivot position, and then cause the first ink cartridge to pivot in the opposite direction and return to the initial position. A first pivot angle when the ink agitation degree is less than a first value is smaller than a second pivot angle when the ink agitation degree is the first value or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro KUNIFUJI, Hironobu SUZUKI, Akihiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190321794
    Abstract: A printer includes a first cartridge holder including a first insertion port in which a first ink cartridge housing a first ink pack charged with a sedimentation ink is inserted and which is open horizontally, the first cartridge holder housing the inserted first ink cartridge, a first shaft pivotably supporting the first cartridge holder, a first driving mechanism that causes the first cartridge holder to pivot about the first shaft, and a controller that controls the first driving mechanism. The controller includes a first controller that controls the first driving mechanism to cause the first cartridge holder to pivot and agitate the sedimentation ink contained in the first ink pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro KUNIFUJI, Hironobu SUZUKI, Akihiro SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10414177
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a carriage movable in a predetermined direction, a moving mechanism moving a work material in a direction intersecting the predetermined direction, a cutter mounted on the carriage, a cutter moving mechanism mounted on the carriage and moving the cutter in directions toward and away from the work material, a light source mounted on the carriage, and a controller controlling the light source. When the cutting apparatus is in a normal condition, the controller controls the light source to be in a first illuminating state, and when the cutting apparatus is in an abnormal condition, the controller controls the light source to be in a second illuminating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Koyauchi, Takeshi Tozuka, Hironobu Suzuki, Yujiro Fujinawa
  • Patent number: 10391799
    Abstract: A drive signal generator of an inkjet printer includes a first electronic component that generates a greater amount of heat than a second electronic component. A heat sink includes wall members and first and second ends. The wall members include first and second wall members having an outer wall. The heat sink has a tubular shape defined by the wall members and is open at the first and second ends. A portion of a cooling fan faces the first end of the heat sink, and another portion of the cooling fan protrudes at least from the first end toward the first wall member. The first electronic component is in contact with the outer wall of the first wall member, and the second electronic component is in contact with the outer wall of the second wall member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Sago, Sachie Muroga, Eiji Hanba, Hironobu Suzuki, Hideki Yagi
  • Publication number: 20190204235
    Abstract: A detection method, an inspection method, a detection apparatus, and an inspection apparatus capable of preventing an error in a luminance unevenness correction and thereby accurately inspecting an object to be inspected are provided. A detection method according to the present disclosure includes illuminating an object to be inspected by using illumination light including pulsed light, acquiring image data of the object to be inspected by concentrating light from the object to be inspected illuminated by the illumination light and detecting the concentrated light by an inspection detector, acquiring image data of a luminance distribution of the illumination light, the luminance distribution being detected by illuminating a correction detector by using part of the illumination light, and detecting inspection image data by correcting the image data of the object to be inspected based on the image data of the luminance distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Masayasu NISHIZAWA, Tsunehito KOHYAMA, Hironobu SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10214030
    Abstract: A printer includes a platen on which a recording medium is placed, an ink head movable in a main scanning direction and able to eject ink onto the recording medium, a cover disposed above and to at least a side of the platen and including an opening located downstream of the ink head in a subscanning direction, a front cover attached to the cover and able to open and close the opening, and an air blower disposed on the front cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironobu Suzuki, Takuro Kamiya, Sachie Muroga, Takayoshi Oguri, Masanori Ishihara
  • Patent number: D961732
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hironobu Suzuki