Patents by Inventor Junichi Hashimoto

Junichi Hashimoto 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: 10962923
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes: a casing; a developing roller; a shaft; and a cam. The casing is configured to accommodate developer therein. The developing roller is rotatable about a first axis extending in an axial direction. The shaft extends along a second axis extending in the axial direction. The shaft is movable along the second axis. The cam is movable along the second axis in response to axial movement of the shaft. The cam has a cam surface non-parallel with the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuwen Wang, Junichi Hashimoto, Isao Kishi, Kazuaki Ooka
  • Publication number: 20210072664
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes: a casing having a groove recessed inward; a developing roller having an outer circumferential surface; a blade; and a blade holder having a first plate and a second plate. The developing roller is rotatable about a rotational axis extending in a first direction. The blade regulates a thickness of toner layer on the outer circumferential surface. The blade has one end portion and another end portion in a second direction. The another end portion of the blade is positioned farther from the outer circumferential surface than the one end portion of the blade is from the outer circumferential surface. The first plate extends in the second direction and supports the another end portion of the blade. The second plate extends from the first plate in a third direction crossing the second direction to have a distal end portion positioned within the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuwen WANG, Junichi HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10942485
    Abstract: A photosensitive drum is rotatable about a drum axis extending in a first direction. A frame includes a first side plate located at first end in the first direction and a second side plate spaced from the first side plate in the first direction. The frame rotatably supports the photosensitive drum between the first side plate and the second side plate in the first direction. The frame holds a developer cartridge. A lock lever is pivotable about a pivot axis extending in a second direction intersecting with the first direction. The lock lever is movable between a lock position at which the developer cartridge is locked on the frame and a release position at which the developer cartridge is unlocked from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuwen Wang, Junichi Hashimoto, Isao Kishi, Kazuaki Ooka
  • Publication number: 20210066090
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a first film on a substrate. The method further includes forming a second film on the first film. The method further includes forming a recess in the first film using the second film as a mask. The second film includes a first layer having carbon and a second layer having carbon formed on the first layer. The second layer has a second carbon density lower than a first carbon density of the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi HASHIMOTO, Kaori NARUMIYA, Kosuke HORIBE, Soichi YAMAZAKI, Kei WATANABE, Yusuke KONDO, Mitsuhiro OMURA, Takehiro KONDOH, Yuya MATSUBARA, Junya FUJITA, Toshiyuki SASAKI
  • Patent number: 10926415
    Abstract: A robot system including a plurality of manipulation parts used to input a command of the specified character information, configured to send the input command of the specified character information to an information processing device, including a manipulation tool unit capable of manipulating the plurality of manipulation parts of the character input device; a robot arm unit capable of holding and moving the manipulation tool unit; an imaging device; a controller including: an imaging device control section to take an image of the paper document; a character string determiner section to determine an input target of the paper document; a manipulation part position determiner section corresponding to the character string; and a robot control section controlling the arm unit so the manipulation tool unit held by the arm unit moves while manipulating the manipulation part determined by the character string determiner section in an arrangement order of the character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Shuhei Kuraoka, Shogo Hasegawa, Satoru Hibino, Hideshi Yamane, Hiroyuki Mizumoto, Kenji Bando, Daichi Himekawa, Junichi Matsuoka, Tatsuhiro Uto, Hiroki Kokushi, Souichi Tamada, Akihiro Haneda, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20210048778
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main body, endless belt, photosensitive drums, setting unit, contacting/separating mechanism, transmitting mechanism, and coupling members. The photosensitive drums are disposed in confrontation with the endless belt and are arranged in a first direction. Each photosensitive drum has an axis extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The setting unit sets the image forming apparatus to a monochrome mode or color mode. The contacting/separating mechanism controls at least one photosensitive drum to contact or separate from the endless in accordance with the set mode. The transmitting mechanism selectively transmits drive power to photosensitive drums. Each coupling member is selectively coupled to the corresponding photosensitive drum and has a coupling axis extending in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasushi Okabe, Junichi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20210022351
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a breadmaking composition that, without using a food additive such as a thickener, has gustatory sensations (moistness, chewiness) equivalent to or better than bread prepared using wheat flour, and with which it is possible to maintain the gustatory sensations for a long period of time. According to the present invention, a breadmaking composition is provided containing high-amylose rice that has been cooked, rice flour, and fats and oils, and when the total amount of the high-amylose rice and the rice flour is 100 parts by mass, the high-amylose rice is contained in an amount of 0.5 to 50 parts by mass, and the rice flour is contained in an amount of 50 to 99.5 parts by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji HASHIMOTO, Arisa IGUCHl, Junichi SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10901340
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes: a casing, a developing roller, a first agitator, a supply roller, and a second agitator. The casing is configured to accommodate toner. The developing roller is rotatable about a developing roller rotation axis extending in a first direction. The first agitator is configured to agitate the toner. The first agitator is rotatable about a first agitator rotation axis extending in the first direction. The supply roller is positioned between the first agitator and the developing roller. The supply roller is rotatable about a supply roller rotation axis extending in the first direction. The second agitator is positioned between the supply roller and the first agitator. The second agitator is rotatable about a second agitator rotation axis extending in the first direction. A rotation locus of the second agitator is positioned outside of a rotation locus of the first agitator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuaki Ooka, Junichi Hashimoto, Shota Iriyama, Keigo Nakajima, Kengo Yada
  • Patent number: 10890862
    Abstract: A developing cartridge including: a housing capable of accommodating therein toner; a developing roller rotatable about a first axis extending in an axial direction; a supply roller rotatable about a second axis extending in the axial direction; a coupling rotatable about a third axis extending in the axial direction; a developing roller gear rotatable about the first axis together with the developing roller; a supply roller gear rotatable about the second axis together with the supply roller; a large-diameter gear rotatable about the third axis together with the coupling and meshing with the developing roller gear; a small-diameter gear rotatable about the third axis together with the coupling and having a diameter smaller than a diameter of the large-diameter gear, and an idle gear rotatable about a fourth axis extending in the axial direction and meshing with the supply roller gear and the small-diameter gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shota Shinoya, Junichi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10890857
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes a casing having an outer surface, a developing roller, a first electrode, and a boss. The developing roller is movable together with the casing and includes a developing roller shaft extending along a first axis extending in a first direction. The developing roller is rotatable about the first axis. The first electrode is positioned at one end portion in the first direction of the developing roller shaft, and electrically connected to the developing roller shaft. The boss is positioned at one end portion in the first direction of the outer surface. The boss extends in the first direction and is engageable with the drum unit. A part of the first electrode is configured to contact with a second electrode of the drum unit as a result of pivotal movement of the developing cartridge about the boss relative to the drum unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuwen Wang, Junichi Hashimoto, Isao Kishi, Kazuaki Ooka
  • Patent number: 10873086
    Abstract: This binder for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery electrodes contains: a copolymer of vinyl alcohol and an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid alkali metal neutralized product; and a polyalkylene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Erina Takahashi, Shun Hashimoto, Junichi Fujishige
  • Publication number: 20200395824
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine includes a coil, a rotor including a shaft, a rotor core, a commutator including plural hooks being provided with a first hook to which an end of the coil is connected, the coil wound on a predetermined tooth of plural teeth, and an insulator attached to the rotor core, and a stator. The insulator includes an annular portion provided to surround the plural hooks which are aligned along a circumferential direction of the shaft, and a protrusion protruding opposite to the rotor core. The protrusion is arranged on a path where an end part of the coil passes through, the end part corresponding to an area from a part connected to the predetermined tooth to the end of the coil connected to the first hook, the protrusion being hooked by the end part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Junichi HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200396592
    Abstract: A communication control device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a storage unit configured to store conditions for setting a profile used by a communication device for communication; a profile setting unit configured to start to set the profile for the communication device in a case in which a signal received from the communication device satisfies the conditions stored in the storage unit; and a condition setting unit configured to invalidate the conditions stored in the storage unit in a case in which the profile setting unit starts to set the profile and configured to validate conditions for setting a profile used by the communication device for communication in a case in which the profile setting unit has failed in setting the profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi OKITA, Shingo MARUYAMA, Junichi HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10859942
    Abstract: A developing roller is located nearer a first end than a second end in a first direction. A first boss extends in a second direction and is movable together with a housing. The first boss bears the weight of a developer cartridge when the first boss is supported by a support surface of a first side plate of a drum unit, and is located away from the developing roller in the first direction and the third direction. A first pressure receiving surface is located farther away from the developing roller than the first boss in the third direction. The pressure receiving member receives a pressing force in the third direction from a pressing member of the first side plate of the drum unit. The first boss is located away from the developing roller in the first direction by a first distance. The first pressure receiving surface is located away from the developing roller in the first direction by the first distance or by a second distance smaller than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuwen Wang, Kazuaki Ooka, Isao Kishi, Junichi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200379401
    Abstract: A drawer includes: a photosensitive drum; and a frame to which a developing cartridge is attachable. The photosensitive drum is rotatable about a rotational axis extending in an axial direction. The photosensitive drum has an outer circumferential surface. The developing cartridge includes a developing roller having an outer circumferential surface. The developing cartridge is attachable to the frame in a state where the outer circumferential surface of the developing roller faces the outer circumferential surface of the photosensitive drum. The frame is configured to move the developing roller in a separation direction in response to movement in the axial direction of at least a portion of the developing cartridge attached to the frame. The separation direction is a direction in which the outer circumferential surface of the developing roller separates from the outer circumferential surface of the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuwen WANG, Junichi HASHIMOTO, Isao KISHI, Kazuaki OOKA
  • Publication number: 20200373857
    Abstract: A vibration device that includes a flat plate that has a first main surface and a second main surface; a vibrator that is configured to vibrate along a first direction parallel to the first main surface; a connecting member that connects the vibrator to the first main surface of the flat plate; a support member having a cavity or a recess in a portion thereof facing the vibrator; and a cushioning material connecting the first main surface of the flat plate to the support member, the cushioning material being disposed so as to not overlap with the vibrator in a plan view of the vibration device. A combined length of the vibrator and the connecting member in a second direction perpendicular to the first main surface of the flat plate is larger than a length of the cushioning material in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jun Endo, Junichi Hashimoto, Shozo Otera, Toru Tominaga
  • Patent number: 10845728
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes: a casing having a groove recessed inward; a developing roller having an outer circumferential surface; a blade; and a blade holder having a first plate and a second plate. The developing roller is rotatable about a rotational axis extending in a first direction. The blade regulates a thickness of toner layer on the outer circumferential surface. The blade has one end portion and another end portion in a second direction. The another end portion of the blade is positioned farther from the outer circumferential surface than the one end portion of the blade is from the outer circumferential surface. The first plate extends in the second direction and supports the another end portion of the blade. The second plate extends from the first plate in a third direction crossing the second direction to have a distal end portion positioned within the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuwen Wang, Junichi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200363752
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes: a casing, a developing roller, a first agitator, a supply roller, and a second agitator. The casing is configured to accommodate toner. The developing roller is rotatable about a developing roller rotation axis extending in a first direction. The first agitator is configured to agitate the toner. The first agitator is rotatable about a first agitator rotation axis extending in the first direction. The supply roller is positioned between the first agitator and the developing roller. The supply roller is rotatable about a supply roller rotation axis extending in the first direction. The second agitator is positioned between the supply roller and the first agitator. The second agitator is rotatable about a second agitator rotation axis extending in the first direction. A rotation locus of the second agitator is positioned outside of a rotation locus of the first agitator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuaki OOKA, Junichi HASHIMOTO, Shota IRIYAMA, Keigo NAKAJIMA, Kengo YADA
  • Patent number: 10831152
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main body, endless belt, photosensitive drums, setting unit, contacting/separating mechanism, transmitting mechanism, and coupling members. The photosensitive drums are disposed in confrontation with the endless belt and are arranged in a first direction. Each photosensitive drum has an axis extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The setting unit sets the image forming apparatus to a monochrome mode or color mode. The contacting/separating mechanism controls at least one photosensitive drum to contact or separate from the endless in accordance with the set mode. The transmitting mechanism selectively transmits drive power to photosensitive drums. Each coupling member is selectively coupled to the corresponding photosensitive drum and has a coupling axis extending in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasushi Okabe, Junichi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200343439
    Abstract: A vibration structure that includes a piezoelectric film constructed to deform in a plane direction as a voltage is applied thereto, a frame-shaped member, a vibration portion surrounded by the frame-shaped member in a plan view of the vibration structure, a support portion connecting the vibration portion and the frame-shaped member, and supporting the vibration portion within the frame-shaped member such that the vibration portion vibrates in the plane direction when the piezoelectric film is deformed in the plane direction, a first connection member that connects the piezoelectric film to the vibration portion, and a second connection member that connects the piezoelectric film to the frame-shaped member. Of the connection members, the first connection member is disposed between the center of gravity of the vibration portion and the second connection member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Junichi Hashimoto, Jun Endo, Toru Tominaga, Shozo Otera