Patents by Inventor Jun Sugawara

Jun Sugawara 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: 20220352454
    Abstract: A piezoelectric element includes a piezoelectric body including a piezoelectric material, and a first electrode and a second electrode provided on the piezoelectric body. The piezoelectric body includes a base and a plurality of drivers. The base includes a first main surface and a second main surface opposing each other. The plurality of drivers is arranged on the first main surface in such a way as to be separate from each other. Each of the plurality of drivers includes a third main surface contacting the first main surface and a fourth main surface opposing the third main surface. The base includes a plurality of first regions in which the plurality of drivers is provided and a second region provided between the first regions adjacent to each other. The base is curved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiki OHTA, Jun SUGAWARA, Kenichiro ANDOU, Nana SATO, Akihiro TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220228018
    Abstract: To provide an aqueous composition for aqueous coating that contains a polymerized substance of a N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide and that dries efficiently when used to produce a coating substance. A composition for aqueous coating liquid, comprising at least a copolymer of a N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide monomer and a monomer of a salt of an unsaturated carboxylic acid, and water, in which the molar ratio between the N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide monomer and the monomer of a salt of an unsaturated carboxylic acid is 7.0:93.0 to 93.0:7.0, and the weight-average molecular weight of the copolymer is 15,000 to 2,500,000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Atsushi SUGAWARA, Jun KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20220215981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrically conductive polymer composition having high dispersion stability in long-term storage without being influenced by air temperature changes in the winter season, the summer period, etc. and a method for stably storing an electrically conductive polymer solution. An electrically conductive polymer composition comprising at least a N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide polymer having a weight-average molecular weight within the range of not less than 5000 and not more than one million, an electrically conductive polymer, and a solvent. A method for stably storing an electrically conductive polymer solution, the method comprising adding, to an electrically conductive polymer solution, a N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide polymer having a weight-average molecular weight within the range of not less than 5000 and not more than one million.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Atsushi SUGAWARA, Jun KONISHI
  • Patent number: 10962498
    Abstract: A method for producing an insulated electric wire includes a step of preparing a conductor having a linear shape; a step of forming an insulating coating so as to cover a surface on an outer peripheral side of the conductor to obtain an insulated electric wire that includes the conductor and the insulating coating covering the conductor; and a step of measuring a first electrostatic capacity between the insulated electric wire and a first electrode disposed outside in a radial direction of the insulated electric wire so as to face an outer peripheral surface of the insulated electric wire while transporting the insulated electric wire in a longitudinal direction of the conductor, and inspecting a formation state of the insulating coating, the formation state including a formation state of a defective portion in the insulating coating, on the basis of a change in the first electrostatic capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC WINTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Shinya Ota, Masaaki Yamauchi, Jun Sugawara, Yasushi Tamura, Kengo Yoshida, Takao Inoue, Hiroji Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10832829
    Abstract: An insulated electric wire includes a linear conductor and one or a plurality of insulating layers formed on an outer peripheral surface of the conductor. At least one of the one or plurality of insulating layers contains a plurality of pores, outer shells are disposed on peripheries of the pores, and the outer shells are derived from shells of hollow-forming particles having a core-shell structure. A varnish for forming an insulating layer contains a resin composition forming a matrix and hollow-forming particles having a core-shell structure and dispersed in the resin composition. In the varnish, cores of the hollow-forming particles contain a thermally decomposable resin as a main component, and shells of the hollow-forming particles contain a main component having a higher thermal decomposition temperature than the thermally decomposable resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC WINTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Shinya Ota, Shuhei Maeda, Hideaki Saito, Jun Sugawara, Masaaki Yamauchi, Yasushi Tamura, Kengo Yoshida, Yudai Furuya, Yuji Hatanaka
  • Publication number: 20200311922
    Abstract: An cell observation system, comprising an image sensor capable of movement in a horizontal direction, and a processor, wherein the processor infers position where a colony will be generated or grown from position information or shape information of a plurality of cells within an image, based on the image of the cells that has been acquired by the image sensor, and controls position of the image sensor so as to perform imaging at the inferred position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi HARA, Jun SUGAWARA, Keiji OKADA, Mikako HORI, Takuma DEZAWA, Masaaki YAMAGISHI, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20200033286
    Abstract: A method for producing an insulated electric wire includes a step of preparing a conductor having a linear shape; a step of forming an insulating coating so as to cover a surface on an outer peripheral side of the conductor to obtain an insulated electric wire that includes the conductor and the insulating coating covering the conductor; and a step of measuring a first electrostatic capacity between the insulated electric wire and a first electrode disposed outside in a radial direction of the insulated electric wire so as to face an outer peripheral surface of the insulated electric wire while transporting the insulated electric wire in a longitudinal direction of the conductor, and inspecting a formation state of the insulating coating, the formation state including a formation state of a defective portion in the insulating coating, on the basis of a change in the first electrostatic capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shinya OTA, Masaaki YAMAUCHI, Jun SUGAWARA, Yasushi TAMURA, Kengo YOSHIDA, Takao INOUE, Hiroji SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10468153
    Abstract: An insulated electric wire includes a linear conductor and one or more of insulating layers formed on an outer peripheral surface of the conductor. In the insulated electric wire, at least one of the one or more of insulating layers has a plurality of pores, outer shells are disposed on peripheries of the pores, and each of the outer shells has a plurality of projections on an outer surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC WINTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Shinya Ota, Masaaki Yamauchi, Jun Sugawara, Yasushi Tamura, Kengo Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10423107
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polyimide tube for a fixing belt, the polyimide tube having good toner fixability. A polyimide tube for a fixing belt of an image-forming apparatus according to the present invention includes a polyimide layer that contains a polyimide as a main component and a needle-like filler, the needle-like filler containing a carbon nanotube and needle-like titanium oxide. A product of a thermal diffusivity (m2/s) of the polyimide layer and a breaking elongation (%) of the polyimide layer in an axial direction is 35×10?7 or more. An orientation direction of the needle-like filler is preferably an axial direction or a circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Shingo Nakajima, Jun Sugawara, Masatoshi Ishikawa, Yoshitaka Ikeda, Kazuhiro Kizawa
  • Patent number: 10365593
    Abstract: The present invention provides a self-heating fuser roller including a tubular resistor layer that generates heat by being supplied with electricity, in which the resistor layer has a plurality of slits. The slits are preferably disposed at regular intervals in a circumferential direction. The slits preferably extend in an axial direction. Preferably, the slits are not provided on both end edges in an axial direction. The slits preferably have an average width of 50 ?m or more and 2 mm or less. The slits preferably have an average interval of 30 ?m or more and 1 mm or less. The slits are preferably filled with a resin composition. The resistor layer preferably includes a resin matrix and a plurality of electrically conductive particles contained in the resin matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, INC., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Shingo Nakajima, Jun Sugawara, Kazuhiro Kizawa, Yoshitaka Ikeda, Masato Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10323415
    Abstract: A pregrouted PC steel material (10) includes a 19-wire-twisted PC strand (1), a pregrouted layer (2) disposed on an outer periphery of the PC strand (1), and a sheath (3) configured to cover an outer periphery of the pregrouted layer (2). A filling resin (4) is filled between steel wires (side wires) (1b, 1c, 1d). Since the filling resin (4) does not exude to the pregrouted layer (2) before tensioning of the PC strand (10), an operation of tensioning the PC strand (1) is not hindered by curing of the pregrouted layer (2). In contrast, since the gap between the steel wires is reduced when the PC strand (1) is tensioned, the filling resin (4) flows out (exudes) from between the steel wires to the pregrouted layer (2) to cure the pregrouted layer (2) only after the reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo (SEI) Steel Wire Corp.
    Inventors: Katsuhito Oshima, Masato Yamada, Yoshiyuki Matsubara, Kiminori Matsushita, Shuichi Tanaka, Jun Sugawara, Shingo Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10244626
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an adhesive composition for a printed wiring board, the adhesive composition having a good heat resistance. Another object of the present invention is to provide a coverlay for a printed wiring board, a copper-clad laminate, and a printed wiring board, all of which use the adhesive composition for a printed wiring board. The present invention provides an adhesive composition for a printed wiring board, the adhesive composition containing a siloxane-modified polyimide that includes structural units represented by formulae (1) and (2) below, an epoxy resin, and an inorganic filler. The siloxane-modified polyimide has a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of 25,000 or more and 150,000 or less. A content of the inorganic filler is 10 parts by mass or more and 100 parts by mass or less relative to 100 parts by mass of the siloxane-modified polyimide. In formulae (1) and (2), Ar represents a tetravalent aromatic tetracarboxylic acid residue, m is 0.35 or more and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Yonezawa, Shingo Kaimori, Jun Sugawara, Shogo Asai, Yoshifumi Uchita, Masaya Kakimoto
  • Publication number: 20190074106
    Abstract: An insulated electric wire includes a linear conductor and one or more of insulating layers formed on an outer peripheral surface of the conductor. In the insulated electric wire, at least one of the one or more of insulating layers has a plurality of pores, outer shells are disposed on peripheries of the pores, and each of the outer shells has a plurality of projections on an outer surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Shinya OTA, Masaaki YAMAUCHI, Jun SUGAWARA, Yasushi TAMURA, Kengo YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10125051
    Abstract: A cordierite-based sintered body comprises cordierite as a primary crystal phase and LaMgAl11O19 as a secondary crystal phase, wherein a ratio ILMA (114)/IMAS (004) is in the range of 0.01 to 0.8, where the ILMA (114) denotes a peak intensity of a (114) plane of LaMgAl11O19 as measured by powder X-ray diffractometry, and the IMAS (004) denotes a peak intensity of a (004) plane of cordierite as measured by powder X-ray diffractometry. The disclosure is intended to enhance mechanical property and improve complex and fine processability for a cordierite-based sintered body without compromising low thermal expansibility, high dimensional long-term stability, high stiffness (high elastic modulus) and precision polishing characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KROSAKIHARIMA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10081943
    Abstract: Provided is a pregrouted PC steel material comprising a PC steel stranded wire composed of a plurality of steel wires, a pregrout layer disposed on the outer periphery of the PC steel stranded wire so as to accommodate the PC steel stranded wire, a sheath covering the outer periphery of the pregrout layer, and a capsule including a pregrout-hardening agent and a film with which the agent is covered, the capsule being interposed among the steel wires constituting the PC steel stranded wire. The capsule has a strength such that the capsule is not broken before tensioning the PC steel stranded wire but is broken by a tensile force during the tensioning. Also provided is a method for hardening the pregrout layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: Sumitomo (SEI) Steel Wire Corp., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahide Saiki, Masato Yamada, Yoshihiko Touda, Takashi Ichiki, Kiminori Matsushita, Katsuhito Oshima, Jun Sugawara, Shingo Nakajima, Shuhei Maeda
  • Publication number: 20180118625
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to enhance mechanical property and improve complex and fine processability for a cordierite-based sintered body without compromising low thermal expansibility, high dimensional long-term stability, high stiffness (high elastic modulus) and precision polishing characteristic. The cordierite-based sintered body of the present invention comprises cordierite as a primary crystal phase and LaMgAl11O19 as a secondary crystal phase, wherein a ratio ILMA (114)/IMAS (004) is in the range of 0.01 to 0.8, where the ILMA (114) denotes a peak intensity of a (114) plane of LaMgAl11O19 as measured by powder X-ray diffractometry, and the IMAS (004) denotes a peak intensity of a (004) plane of cordierite as measured by powder X-ray diffractometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: KROSAKIHARIMA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun SUGAWARA
  • Publication number: 20180069732
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus including: a first transferer that transfers first data including first identification information; a second transferer that transfers second data including second identification information; a detector that detects the first identification information from the first data transferred from the first transferer; and a storage that stores the second data transferred from the second transferer; wherein the detector detects the second identification information from the second data stored into the storage after detecting the first identification information from the first data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20180033518
    Abstract: An insulated electric wire includes a linear conductor and one or a plurality of insulating layers formed on an outer peripheral surface of the conductor. At least one of the one or plurality of insulating layers contains a plurality of pores, outer shells are disposed on peripheries of the pores, and the outer shells are derived from shells of hollow-forming particles having a core-shell structure. A varnish for forming an insulating layer contains a resin composition forming a matrix and hollow-forming particles having a core-shell structure and dispersed in the resin composition. In the varnish, cores of the hollow-forming particles contain a thermally decomposable resin as a main component, and shells of the hollow-forming particles contain a main component having a higher thermal decomposition temperature than the thermally decomposable resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Shinya OTA, Shuhei MAEDA, Hideaki SAITO, Jun SUGAWARA, Masaaki YAMAUCHI, Yasushi TAMURA, Kengo YOSHIDA, Yudai FURUYA, Yuji HATANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170343930
    Abstract: The present invention provides a self-heating fuser roller including a tubular resistor layer that generates heat by being supplied with electricity, in which the resistor layer has a plurality of slits. The slits are preferably disposed at regular intervals in a circumferential direction. The slits preferably extend in an axial direction. Preferably, the slits are not provided on both end edges in an axial direction. The slits preferably have an average width of 50 ?m or more and 2 mm or less. The slits preferably have an average interval of 30 ?m or more and 1 mm or less. The slits are preferably filled with a resin composition. The resistor layer preferably includes a resin matrix and a plurality of electrically conductive particles contained in the resin matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Shingo NAKAJIMA, Jun SUGAWARA, Kazuhiro KIZAWA, Yoshitaka IKEDA, Masato TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170082957
    Abstract: An object is to provide a self-heat-generating fixing roller that has a simple structure and good durability and that can be easily produced. A self-heat-generating fixing roller according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a columnar core bar, a heat-insulating layer stacked on an outer circumferential side of the core bar, a heat-generating layer stacked on an outer circumferential side of the heat-insulating layer and heated by supplying electricity, and a mold-releasing layer stacked on an outer circumferential side of the heat-generating layer. The heat-insulating layer preferably contains a matrix containing a synthetic resin or rubber as a main component, and a plurality of pores contained in the matrix. The heat-generating layer preferably contains a matrix containing a synthetic resin or rubber as a main component, and a plurality of electrically conductive fillers contained in the matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Shingo NAKAJIMA, Jun SUGAWARA, Yoshitaka IKEDA, Masato TANAKA, Masatoshi ISHIKAWA