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: 20240105758
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a light source apparatus that makes it possible to provide a widely applicable light source apparatus. A light source apparatus includes a transmissive board that transmits light emitted by a light-emitting element, a circuit board that drives the light-emitting element and is joined to the transmissive board, and a light-emitting board that has the light-emitting element and is connected to the circuit board via a first bump. Further, in the light source apparatus, the circuit board and an organic board are configured to be connected by sandwiching the light-emitting board via second bumps. The present technology can be applied to a light source apparatus that emits light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: HIIZU OHTORII, HIROSHI MORITA, YUSUKE OYAMA, EIJI OTANI, KEN KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20240107677
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an electronic circuit board, a base member, electronic equipment, an electronic equipment manufacturing method and an electronic circuit board manufacturing method that make it possible to mount an electronic circuit board easily on a curved surface, for example. An electronic circuit board has a deformable wiring board having a plurality of areas that is long in one direction and is formed to be partially continuous with each other, and the plurality of areas of the wiring board is provided with deformable plate-like plate members that are more rigid than the wiring board. For example, the present technology can be applied to an electronic circuit board on which various devices are mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: HIIZU OHTORII, HIROSHI MORITA, YUSUKE OYAMA, EIJI OTANI, KEN KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20240071750
    Abstract: A method of processing a substrate includes: (a) providing a substrate; (b) supplying a processing gas comprising H2O-containing radicals to the substrate; (c) supplying a gas including at least one element of Si, Ti, Mo, Al, W, Hf or Zr and a halogen element to the substrate; (d) supplying a gas including one or both of an oxygen element and a nitrogen element to the substrate after (c); and (e) repeating (c) and (d).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi ASHIHARA, Toshiyuki KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230382162
    Abstract: An outer surface of a tire can include a tread surface and a pair of side surfaces. A contour line of the tread surface can include a center arc, a pair of middle arcs, a pair of side arcs, and a pair of shoulder arcs. A contour line of each side surface can be connected to the shoulder arc. A position, on the outer surface, corresponding to a ground-contact end obtained by applying a load that is 80% of a standardized load, to the tire in a standardized state, and bringing the tire into contact with a flat surface is a reference ground-contact position, and a boundary between the shoulder arc and the side arc is a reference boundary. The reference boundary can be located axially outward of the reference ground-contact position. A ratio of a distance in an axial direction from an equator plane to the reference boundary to a distance in the axial direction from the equator plane to a tread reference end TE can be not less than 0.94 and not greater than 0.98.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KIKUCHI, Masahiro NAGASE, Shouta MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20230384730
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes a drop conveyance passage, an intersecting conveyance passage, a conveying screw, and a floating member. Powder entering from an inflow port drops in the drop conveyance passage. The intersecting conveyance passage communicates with a lower end of the drop conveyance passage and extends in an intersecting direction that intersects the drop conveyance passage. The conveying screw is disposed in the intersecting conveyance passage and rotates in a specified direction to convey the powder in the intersecting direction. The floating member is movably installed in the drop conveyance passage and floats in the drop conveyance passage to move by contact with the conveying screw. The inflow port and the floating member interfere with each other to prevent the floating member from coming out of the inflow port of the drop conveyance passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SHIMADA, Seiichi KOGURE, Hideki KIMURA, Hiroshi KIKUCHI, Yusuke ISHIZUKA, Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Takuya AKIYAMA, Yutaka GOTO, Yuuki AOKI
  • Publication number: 20230369079
    Abstract: A surface treatment apparatus applies a hydrophilic treatment to a bonding surface of a target object bonded to a bonded object using hydrogen bonding, the hydrophilic treatment being applied prior to the bonding. The surface treatment apparatus includes a support base and a spray nozzle. The support base supports a surface of the target object opposite to the bonding surface, the target object being one or more target objects. The spray nozzle causes dew condensation temporarily on the bonding surface by spraying, onto the bonding surface of the target object supported by the support base, humidified air having a water vapor pressure equal to or higher than a saturated water vapor pressure corresponding to a temperature of the bonding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: Yamaha Robotics Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KIKUCHI, Kin RI, Tetsuo TAKANO
  • Patent number: 11789385
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer; a nip forming member configured to form a transfer nip between the image bearer and the nip forming member; a nip pressure changer configured to change a nip pressure of the transfer nip; a transfer bias applier configured to apply, to the transfer nip, a transfer bias in which an AC component is superimposed on a DC component; and a DC component adjuster configured to adjust the DC component in the transfer bias, according to the nip pressure that is changed by the nip pressure changer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuki Aoki, Seiichi Kogure, Hideki Kimura, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Yutaka Takahashi, Yusuke Ishizuka, Takuya Akiyama, Yutaka Goto, Kazuhiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 11775236
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a first acquisition unit that acquires a user print setting for a user, a change unit that changes the user print setting based on per-user print restriction information, and an edition unit that edits print data based on the changed user print setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11725596
    Abstract: An intake control device 1 includes: a body 3 including an intake passage 2; and a valve body 4 located in the intake passage 2. The intake passage 2 includes a direction continuation segment 13 in which a first major axis direction d1 and a second major axis direction d2 are approximately parallel to each other continuously from a downstream opening 6 of the body 3. The body 3 includes a seal plane 14 formed along a plane that intersects with part of the direction continuation segment 13. The valve body 4 includes a valve plane 15 formed by a plane that abuts the seal plane 14, and is configured to slide relative to the seal plane 14 via the valve plane 15 to adjust an opening degree of the intake passage 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11710013
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are configured to allow a general user to select a preset setting as much as possible even when some of print setting items are lock-set by an administrator user. Accordingly, even when the print setting item is lock-set, the general user may select a preset setting as long as there is no conflict.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20230202237
    Abstract: A tire 2 includes a tread 4 and a belt 14 including inner and outer layers 38 and 40. Each end of the outer layer 40 is located axially inward of an end of the inner layer 38. A circumferential narrow groove 48 is formed on each shoulder land portion 46s so as to continuously extend in a circumferential direction. A groove width of the circumferential narrow groove 48 is smaller than that of a shoulder circumferential groove 44s. The circumferential narrow groove 48 is located between the shoulder circumferential groove 44s and the end of the outer layer 40 in an axial direction. A ratio of a distance in the axial direction from the shoulder circumferential groove 44s to the circumferential narrow groove 48 to a distance in the axial direction from the shoulder circumferential groove 44s to the end of the outer layer 40 is 15% to 55%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KIKUCHI, Takuya OSAWA, Jo SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20230175445
    Abstract: An intake control device 1 includes: a body 3 including an intake passage 2; and a valve body 4 located in the intake passage 2. The intake passage 2 includes a direction continuation segment 13 in which a first major axis direction d1 and a second major axis direction d2 are approximately parallel to each other continuously from a downstream opening 6 of the body 3. The body 3 includes a seal plane 14 formed along a plane that intersects with part of the direction continuation segment 13. The valve body 4 includes a valve plane 15 formed by a plane that abuts the seal plane 14, and is configured to slide relative to the seal plane 14 via the valve plane 15 to adjust an opening degree of the intake passage 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventor: Hiroshi KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 11667157
    Abstract: In a tire, a tread includes a cap layer forming a part of the outer surface of the tire, an intermediate layer disposed inwardly of the cap layer in the radial direction, and a base layer disposed inwardly of the intermediate layer in the radial direction. A loss tangent of the intermediate layer at 30° C. is less than a loss tangent of the cap layer at 30° C., and a loss tangent of the base layer at 30° C. is less than the loss tangent of the intermediate layer at 30° C. An outer end of the cap layer is disposed outwardly of an outer end of the base layer in the axial direction. In the radial direction, a position of the outer end of the cap layer coincides with a position of the outer end of the base layer, or the outer end of the cap layer is disposed inwardly of the outer end of the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11667156
    Abstract: In a tire, a tread includes a cap layer forming a part of an outer surface of the tire, a base layer disposed inwardly of the cap layer in a radial direction, and an intermediate layer disposed between the cap layer and the base layer in the radial direction. A loss tangent of the intermediate layer at 30° C. is less than a loss tangent of the cap layer at 30° C. and a loss tangent of the base layer at 30° C. is less than the loss tangent of the intermediate layer at 30° C. The tread includes at least two three-layer body portions formed of the cap layer, the intermediate layer, and the base layer, and at least one two-layer body portion that is formed of the cap layer and the base layer and disposed between a first three-layer body portion and a second three-layer body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Koga, Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20230145977
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an information processing apparatus comprises: a storage device configured to store a first network address used when connected to a first printer and a second network address used when connected to a second printer; one or more memories; and one or more processors that are configured to cooperate with the one or more memories to control the information processing apparatus to control, when communicable with the first and second printers: displaying the first printer as a candidate of destination of print data, the first printer being accessible using the first network address; and not displaying the second printer as a candidate of destination of the print data, the second printer being inaccessible using the first network address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11633993
    Abstract: A tire 2 includes a tread 4, a pair of sidewalls 6, a pair of beads 10, a carcass 12, a belt 14, an inner liner 20, and a pair of insertion layers 22 disposed between the carcass 12 and the inner liner 20. Each insertion layer 22 is disposed between an end of the belt 14 and an end PB of the bead 10. Each insertion layer 22 has a volume resistivity of less than 108 ?·cm. A complex elastic modulus of the insertion layer 22 is equivalent to or higher than a complex elastic modulus of the inner liner 20. A thickness of each sidewall 6 at a maximum width position PW is not greater than 5.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kikuchi, Takuya Osawa, Hiroki Uno, Kentaro Yagyu
  • Publication number: 20230120573
    Abstract: The capacitor array that includes: a capacitor layer including a plurality of capacitor portions divided by a plurality of through-portions and arranged in a plane, and the capacitor portions each have a first main surface and a second main surface that are opposite to each other in a thickness direction. The plurality of through-portions include a first through-portion extending in a first direction perpendicular to the thickness direction, and a second through-portion extending in a second direction perpendicular to the thickness direction and intersecting the first direction. In a sectional view, each of the first through-portion and the second through-portion independently has a taper having a width decreasing from one of the first main surface and the second main surface to the other main surface. The first through-portion has a taper angle that is different from a taper angle of the second through-portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventors: Takafumi KUSUYAMA, Hiroshi KIKUCHI, Masanori YOSHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11625205
    Abstract: A print expansion application is downloaded by using, as a key, a printer Hardware Identifier (HWID) acquired when a printer driver to be commonly used in an operating system (OS) is installed, and the print expansion application is associated with the printer driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20230103454
    Abstract: A transfer device includes a transfer roller and a transfer counter roller. The transfer roller has an elastic layer, contacts with and separates from an image bearer including a belt-shaped elastic body, and nips a recording medium with the image bearer. The transfer counter roller has an elastic layer, is disposed facing the transfer roller, and nips the image bearer with the transfer roller. The transfer counter roller or the transfer roller is applied with a bias to transfer the toner image. Each of the elastic layers of the transfer roller and the transfer counter roller has an Asker C hardness of 75 or less. A difference in thickness between the elastic layers of the transfer roller and the transfer counter roller is ±3% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kikuchi, Seiichi Kogure, Hideki Kimura, Yutaka Takahashi, Kazuhiro Shimada, Yusuke Ishizuka, Takuya Akiyama, Yutaka Goto, Yuuki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20230061068
    Abstract: A biasing force adjusting device includes a roller, a roller holder, a first biasing member, and a second biasing member. The roller faces a mover. The roller holder holds the roller and is displaceable with respect to the mover. The first biasing member applies a first biasing force to the roller holder to press the roller against the mover. The second biasing member applies a second biasing force greater than the first biasing force to the roller holder to press the roller against the mover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Inventors: Yutaka GOTO, Seiichi KOGURE, Hiroshi KIKUCHI, Hideki KIMURA, Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Kazuhiro SHIMADA, Yusuke ISHIZUKA, Takuya AKIYAMA, Yuuki AOKI