Patents by Inventor Hisanori Kobayashi

Hisanori 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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20230405730
    Abstract: An inspection system for a welded portion in welding includes a display unit, an acquisition unit that acquires a reference position of a welded portion stored in the storage device, a display control unit that displays, on the display unit, a reference position image that is an image showing a reference position virtually superimposed on an image of an object to be welded in a real space captured by the imaging device and includes a welded portion, and a distance calculation unit that calculates a distance in the real space between the welded portion in the real space displayed on the display unit and the reference position of the welded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryoji KUMAGAI, Yusuke MATSUOKA, Hisanori KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11835880
    Abstract: A rotatable polygon mirror including a plurality of reflecting surfaces includes first and second surfaces connecting to the reflecting surfaces provided on opposite ends, first and second protrusion portions with an annular shape, provided on the first and second surfaces and protruding inversely to each other in the rotational axis direction, about a rotational axis of the rotatable polygon mirror. A height of a top surface portion of the first protrusion portion from the first surface is higher than that of a top surface portion of the second protrusion portion from the second surface with respect to the rotational axis direction. In a case that the rotatable polygon mirrors are stacked in the rotational axis direction, a wall of an inner peripheral side of the first protrusion portion and a wall of an outer peripheral side of the second protrusion portion are engaged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220373925
    Abstract: A rotatable polygon mirror including a plurality of reflecting surfaces includes first and second surfaces connecting to the reflecting surfaces provided on opposite ends, first and second protrusion portions with an annular shape, provided on the first and second surfaces and protruding inversely to each other in the rotational axis direction, about a rotational axis of the rotatable polygon mirror. A height of a top surface portion of the first protrusion portion from the first surface is higher than that of a top surface portion of the second protrusion portion from the second surface with respect to the rotational axis direction. In a case that the rotatable polygon mirrors are stacked in the rotational axis direction, a wall of an inner peripheral side of the first protrusion portion and a wall of an outer peripheral side of the second protrusion portion are engaged with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20210255562
    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 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Akira Yoshimura, Shogo Nagamine, Naoki Matsushita, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama, Akitoshi Toyota
  • Patent number: 11086248
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member; an optical scanning unit including a light source, an optical box, and a cover; and a fan. The fan is provided so that air from the fan directly impinges on the cover of the optical scanning unit. As seen in a direction perpendicular to a rotational axis of the rotatable polygonal mirror, a rib extending from a top plate of the cover toward an optical box side is provided at a portion of the cover in the neighborhood of a light beam emitting port of the optical scanning unit. The cover is provided with an extended portion extended from the rib in a light beam emitting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ohta, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Naoki Matsushita, Hiroki Katayama
  • Patent number: 11022908
    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: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    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
  • Publication number: 20210132521
    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: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Akira Yoshimura, Shogo Nagamine, Naoki Matsushita, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama, Akitoshi Toyota
  • Publication number: 20210080712
    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: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Naoki Matsushita, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama
  • Publication number: 20210041801
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member; an optical scanning unit including a light source, an optical box, and a cover; and a fan. The fan is provided so that air from the fan directly impinges on the cover of the optical scanning unit. As seen in a direction perpendicular to a rotational axis of the rotatable polygonal mirror, a rib extending from a top plate of the cover toward an optical box side is provided at a portion of the cover in the neighborhood of a light beam emitting port of the optical scanning unit. The cover is provided with an extended portion extended from the rib in a light beam emitting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ohta, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Naoki Matsushita, Hiroki Katayama
  • Publication number: 20210033851
    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: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hisanori Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Naoki Matsushita, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama
  • Patent number: 10900524
    Abstract: A sealing member of a bearing device for vehicle wheel including: a sealing plate having a sealing plate fitting section (7a) fitted to an inner circumferential surface of an outer ring, an annular support section (7c) extending radially inwardly from the sealing plate fitting section, and sealing lips provided on one side surface of the support section; and a slinger (8) having a slinger fitting section (8a) fitted to the outer circumferential surface of an inner ring (4) and an annular upright plate section (8b) extending radially outwardly from the slinger fitting section and facing the support section. The plurality of sealing lips are in contact with one side surface of the upright plate section or with the slinger fitting section, the support section is bent to form an annular groove section, and the outer peripheral portion of the upright plate section is bent to form a cylindrical wall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Seki, Hisanori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10773549
    Abstract: A bearing device 1 for a vehicle wheel, wherein an annular weir part 20 is provided on the outer periphery of an outer-side end part of an outer member 2, the annular weir part 20 having the rotation axis L of an inner member 3 as a center, the weir part 20 having a shape that is asymmetrical between the upper side Us and the lower side Ls of the outer member 2, and the weir part 20 being inclined farther toward the inner side the more a weir wall surface 20a faces outward in the radial direction in a part or all of the upper side Us. Also, the weir part 20 is inclined farther toward the outer side the more the weir wall surface 20a faces outward in the radial direction in a part or all of the lower side Ls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisanori Kobayashi, Xiaole Bao, Yuta Nakatsuji, Akira Torii
  • Publication number: 20200277993
    Abstract: A sealing member of a bearing device for vehicle wheel including: a sealing plate having a sealing plate fitting section (7a) fitted to an inner circumferential surface of an outer ring, an annular support section (7c) extending radially inwardly from the sealing plate fitting section, and sealing lips provided on one side surface of the support section; and a slinger (8) having a slinger fitting section (8a) fitted to the outer circumferential surface of an inner ring (4) and an annular upright plate section (8b) extending radially outwardly from the slinger fitting section and facing the support section. The plurality of sealing lips are in contact with one side surface of the upright plate section or with the slinger fitting section, the support section is bent to form an annular groove section, and the outer peripheral portion of the upright plate section is bent to form a cylindrical wall section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto SEKI, Hisanori KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190299710
    Abstract: A bearing device 1 for a vehicle wheel, wherein an annular weir part 20 is provided on the outer periphery of an outer-side end part of an outer member 2, the annular weir part 20 having the rotation axis L of an inner member 3 as a center, the weir part 20 having a shape that is asymmetrical between the upper side Us and the lower side Ls of the outer member 2, and the weir part 20 being inclined farther toward the inner side the more a weir wall surface 20a faces outward in the radial direction in a part or all of the upper side Us. Also, the weir part 20 is inclined farther toward the outer side the more the weir wall surface 20a faces outward in the radial direction in a part or all of the lower side Ls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Hisanori KOBAYASHI, Xiaole BAO, Yuta NAKATSUJI, Akira TORII
  • Patent number: 9864934
    Abstract: The optical scanning device includes a storage unit configured to store information on a scanning time of laser light and an emitted position of the laser light in a sub-scanning direction, the laser light measured on a plane. A scanning time for forming one scanning line is set based on the information on the measured scanning time and the measured emitted position, which is stored in the storage unit, and a radius of a photosensitive drum. This allows a magnification error in a main scanning direction to be reduced with an inexpensive configuration while realizing downsizing of an apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisanori Kobayashi, Tetsuya Nishiguchi