Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kikuchi

Hiroshi Kikuchi 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: 20210088935
    Abstract: A powder container contains powder and is attached to an image forming apparatus including: a conveying nozzle to convey the powder; a powder receiving hole of the conveying nozzle to receive the powder from the powder container; an apparatus main-body gear to transmit a driving force to the powder container; and a container receiving section including the conveying nozzle and receiving the powder container. The powder container includes: an opening at one end of the powder container in a longitudinal direction; a nozzle receiver at the opening to receive the conveying nozzle; a conveyor to convey the powder; and a container gear to drive the conveyor by meshing with the apparatus main-body gear. The container gear is to mesh with the apparatus main-body gear at a position closer to the opening than the powder receiving hole in the longitudinal direction. The opening is to mate with the container receiving section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.,
    Inventors: Kenji KIKUCHI, Shinji TAMAKI, Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Shunji KATOH, Michiharu SUZUKI, Hideo YOSHIZAWA, Shingo KUBOKI
  • Patent number: 10948850
    Abstract: The powder container includes a container body containing a powder for image formation, the powder being to be supplied to a powder replenishing device; a conveyor configured to convey the powder from one end in a longitudinal direction to the other end at which a cylindrical container opening is formed, the conveyor being provided inside the container body; a gear configured to rotate the conveyor with an external driving force; a container cover configured to cover the gear, the container cover having a gear exposing hole for partially exposing a gear tooth; and a nozzle receiver configured to guide the conveying nozzle inside of the container body, the nozzle receiver being provided on the container opening. The container cover includes a container engaged portion provided outer than the tooth of the gear in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Tsukuru Kai, Junichi Matsumoto, Makoto Komatsu, Tadashi Hayakawa, Yuzuru Ozawa, Shinji Tamaki, Kenji Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10935907
    Abstract: A developer conveyance device includes a downward conveyance path in which a developer falls under gravity, a transverse conveyance path communicating with a lower end of the downward conveyance path and extending in a transverse direction intersecting with the downward conveyance path, a transport screw disposed in the transverse conveyance path, and a floating member. The transport screw is configured to rotate in a predetermined direction to transport the developer in the transverse direction. The floating member is configured to contact the transport screw rotating in the predetermined direction to float in the downward conveyance path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Ishizuka, Akira Fujimori, Hideki Kimura, Yutaka Takahashi, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Uenishi, Johji Yahagi
  • Patent number: 10935905
    Abstract: A powder container contains powder and is attached to an image forming apparatus including: a conveying nozzle to convey the powder; a powder receiving hole of the conveying nozzle to receive the powder from the powder container; an apparatus main-body gear to transmit a driving force to the powder container; and a container receiving section including the conveying nozzle and receiving the powder container. The powder container includes: an opening at one end of the powder container in a longitudinal direction; a nozzle receiver at the opening to receive the conveying nozzle; a conveyor to convey the powder; and a container gear to drive the conveyor by meshing with the apparatus main-body gear. The container gear is to mesh with the apparatus main-body gear at a position closer to the opening than the powder receiving hole in the longitudinal direction. The opening is to mate with the container receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kikuchi, Shinji Tamaki, Hiroshi Hosokawa, Shunji Katoh, Michiharu Suzuki, Hideo Yoshizawa, Shingo Kuboki
  • Publication number: 20210053273
    Abstract: Provided are a master in which a more complicated microstructure is formed, a transferred object obtained by using the master, and a method of producing the master. A plurality of concave-convex groups each including a plurality of concavities or convexities are provided on a base material apart from each other. Average widths of areas occupied by the concavities or convexities at a surface of the base material are smaller than or equal to a wavelength belonging to a visible light band. Formed lengths of the concavities or convexities from the surface of the base material in each of the concave-convex groups each belong to any of at least two or more groups having different central values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanao KIKUCHI, Hiroshi TAZAWA, Asahiko NOGAMI, Kazuya HAYASHIBE
  • Patent number: 10919160
    Abstract: An electrodynamic apparatus includes a first arm extending in a first direction, a second arm supported by the first arm, a linear actuator that moves the second arm along the first direction with respect to the first arm, a support extending in a second direction that is different from the first direction and supporting the first arm, and a rotating mechanism that rotates the support about an axis of rotation parallel to the second direction. The first arm includes a power transmission antenna. The second arm includes a power reception antenna. The power transmission antenna supplies electric power to the power reception antenna wirelessly. In rotating the support, the linear actuator moves the center of gravity of the second arm to the axis of rotation first, and then the rotating mechanism rotates the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tsutomu Sakata, Eiji Takahashi, Hiroshi Kanno, Satoru Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10921790
    Abstract: A manufacturing-job apparatus includes a control module, a holding module, and a job module. The holding module is configured to hold a job object. The job module is configured to execute a job for the job object. The control module includes a communication unit and a common interface. The communication unit is configured to communicate with each of the holding module and the job module. The common interface is configured to supply motive power to both of the holding module and the job module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okamura, Kazuki Takatori, Shimpei Sugino, Hiroki Yukawa, Mami Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10921691
    Abstract: The camera accessory is attachable to a camera by relatively rotating from a first state to a second state. Camera side contact pins include a first camera side contact pin making contact with an accessory side contact holding portion in the first state and second camera side contact pins not making contact with the accessory side contact holding portion in the first state. Accessory side contact surfaces include a first accessory side contact surface making contact with the first camera side contact pin in the second state and second accessory side contact surfaces not making contact with the first camera side contact pin in the second state. A pitch between the first and second accessory side contact surfaces adjacent thereto is larger than a pitch between the second accessory side contact surfaces adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nishio, Azusa Sugawara, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Yoshihiko Konno, Tatsuyuki Tokunaga, Takashi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10915039
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder container is to be fit. The powder container includes: a conveyor to convey the powder from a second end of the powder container to a first end; a container opening protruding from the first end; a nozzle receiving opening into which the conveying nozzle is to be inserted; and a butting portion provided in the container opening, to butt against the flange. When the powder container is attached to the powder conveying device, the container opening is fitted to the container setting section, and the flange and the biasing member are housed in an inner space of the container opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Shunji Kato, Shinji Tamaki, Hiroshi Ikeguchi, Seiji Terazawa, Junji Yamabe, Kaori Mitsuishi, Toshihide Tomotaka, Tsunehiro Watanabe, Kenji Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20210033998
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer bearer, a developer regulator, a developer supply passage, and a stopper. The developer bearer includes a magnetic field generator and is configured to bear a developer containing toner and magnetic carriers and conveys the developer to a developing area by rotation. A stopper is configured to prevent the developer blocked by the developer regulator from moving to a surface of the developer bearer, while securing a supply path for passing the developer in the developer supply passage to the developer bearer between the stopper and an upper end of a side wall of the developer supply passage that is opposite to the developing bearer. A width of the supply path in a direction perpendicular to a direction of a rotation axis of the developer bearer is in a range of 7% or more and less than 10% of a circumference of an outer diameter of the developing bearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi KIKUCHI, Akira FUJIMORI, Hideki KIMURA, Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Johji YAHAGI, Hiroyuki UENISHI, Yusuke ISHIZUKA
  • Publication number: 20210023004
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel liposome composition containing eribulin or its pharmacologically permissible salt, and its method of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Eisai R&D Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KIKUCHI, Kenji HYODO, Hiroshi ISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 10896891
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate; a plurality of first pad electrodes provided above the semiconductor substrate; a plurality of first wires electrically connected to the plurality of first pad electrodes respectively; a first electrode commonly connected to the plurality of first wires; a second pad electrode provided above the semiconductor substrate; and a first resistance portion and a first protective element that are connected in series between the first electrode and the second pad electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Suzuki, Shoko Kikuchi, Merii Inaba, Jun Murakami, Takashi Shigeoka, Hiroshi Inagaki, Takashi Okuhata
  • Publication number: 20210003942
    Abstract: A powder container contains powder and is attached to an image forming apparatus including: a conveying nozzle to convey the powder; a powder receiving hole of the conveying nozzle to receive the powder from the powder container; an apparatus main-body gear to transmit a driving force to the powder container; and a container receiving section including the conveying nozzle and receiving the powder container. The powder container includes: an opening at one end of the powder container in a longitudinal direction; a nozzle receiver at the opening to receive the conveying nozzle; a conveyor to convey the powder; and a container gear to drive the conveyor by meshing with the apparatus main-body gear. The container gear is to mesh with the apparatus main-body gear at a position closer to the opening than the powder receiving hole in the longitudinal direction. The opening is to mate with the container receiving section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji KIKUCHI, Shinji TAMAKI, Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Shunji KATOH, Michiharu SUZUKI, Hideo YOSHIZAWA, Shingo KUBOKl
  • Patent number: 10871094
    Abstract: An object of the disclosure is to prevent the sensing accuracy of an exhaust gas sensor from being deteriorated by the effect of electromagnetic waves in an exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine that is configured to apply electromagnetic waves to the exhaust gas purification device provided in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine. The disclosure is applied to an exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine including an exhaust gas sensor located within the range of radiation of electromagnetic waves from a radiating device that radiates electromagnetic waves of a specific frequency to an exhaust gas purification device. The system suspends the radiation of electromagnetic waves from the radiating device during a sampling period in which sampling of the output value of the exhaust gas sensor is performed, even when a specific condition for performing the radiation is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Kohashi, Hiroshi Otsuki, Kazuki Kikuchi, Shinji Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200394008
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory storing instructions. Executing the instructions by the processor causes the processor to perform operations. A virtual device on the information processing apparatus to transmit a print job to an image forming apparatus is selected. A user interface is displayed that is for activating, in accordance with the selected virtual device and among one or more applications to provide an additional function to the image forming apparatus, an application that corresponds to a model of the image forming apparatus to which the selected virtual device transmits the print job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20200385561
    Abstract: There is provided a thermoplastic fluororesin tube that, during the production of a catheter, can prevent a gap or air bubbles from being formed in the connection part of the catheter, and can be suitably used for the production of a catheter. A thermoplastic fluororesin tube, the thermoplastic fluororesin tube having tearability in a longitudinal direction, wherein a thermal expansion coefficient in the longitudinal direction upon heating in a gaseous phase at a temperature of 100° C. for 5 minutes is 0% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kazutaka Sekiya, Hiroshi Ohshima, Daiki Kobayashi, Masashi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20200387085
    Abstract: A developer conveyance device includes a downward conveyance path in which a developer falls under gravity, a transverse conveyance path communicating with a lower end of the downward conveyance path and extending in a transverse direction intersecting with the downward conveyance path, a transport screw disposed in the transverse conveyance path, and a floating member. The transport screw is configured to rotate in a predetermined direction to transport the developer in the transverse direction. The floating member is configured to contact the transport screw rotating in the predetermined direction to float in the downward conveyance path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke ISHIZUKA, Akira FUJIMORI, Hideki KIMURA, Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Hiroshi KIKUCHI, Hiroyuki UENISHI, Johji YAHAGI
  • Publication number: 20200388354
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a document creation assistance server and document creation assistance method which are capable of efficiently acquiring information necessary to write a specification or other such documents, and of generating a document from the acquired information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi NARA, Junya SHIRAI, Tatsuki KOIKE, Kenjiro SATO, Takaharu HIRAYAMA, Hiromi FUKUDA, Tsutomu MORITA, Hiromasa ISHIHARA, Kazue SUZUKI, Hiroki SAKAMOTO, Fumiaki KIKUCHI, Kenta TAMAKI, Toru TANOUE, Yuichi HORITA, Takeshi UEDA
  • Publication number: 20200365432
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with: a stage having a placing surface for a semiconductor chip, and a first heater heating the placing surface; a bonding head having a contact surface to be in contact with an subject, a second temperature sensor measuring the temperature of the subject via the contact surface, and a second heater heating the contact surface, said bonding head being driven in at least the orthogonal direction with respect to the placing surface; and a control unit measuring the temperature of the subject based on a temperature detection value of the second temperature sensor, said temperature detection value having being obtained by heating the placing surface and the contact surface to predetermined target temperatures, respectively, by means of the first and second heaters, then bringing the contact surface into contact with the subject in a state wherein heating by the second heater is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji WADA, Hiroshi KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 10836215
    Abstract: A tire includes a tread portion including at least one land portion having axially spaced first and second ends. The at least one land portion is provided with lateral grooves extending from the first end to terminal ends terminating within the at least one land portion, first sipes each extending along a tire circumferential direction to connect a pair of lateral grooves arranged adjacently in the tire circumferential direction, second sipes extending from the first end toward the first sipes, and third sipes extending from the second end toward the first sipes. The second sipes and the third sipes are arranged without intersecting the lateral grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eisuke Hirosue, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Tomohisa Kuriyama