Kazuhiro Sato 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).
Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus that molds an imprint material on a shot region of a substrate by using a mold, comprising a detection unit configured to detect first light with which a first mark of the mold and a second mark of the substrate are irradiated and measure a position deviation between the first mark and the second mark, a heating unit configured to irradiate the substrate with second light for heating the substrate and deforming the shot region, and a control unit configured to control alignment between the mold and the substrate based on the position deviation, wherein a parameter of the detection unit or the heating unit is set not to detect the second light by the detection unit while the first light is detected and the substrate is irradiated with the second light.
Abstract: In a case where fixing processing is performed continuously on sheets having a width that is shorter than a length of a heat generation member in a longitudinal direction and longer than a length of another heat generation member in the longitudinal directions, the CPU determines a timing to switch between the heat generation member and the another heat generation member by a heat generation member switching device based on information relating to a size of the sheet.
January 17, 2020
Date of Patent:
February 16, 2021
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Yutaka Sato, Kazuhiro Doda, Kohei Wakatsu, Tsuguhiro Yoshida
Abstract: An aluminum alloy casting excellent in high temperature strength and thermal conductivity, a method of producing the same, and an aluminum alloy piston for internal combustion engine using this casting. An aluminum alloy casting having a chemical composition comprising Si: 12.0 to 13.5 mass % Cu: 4.5 to 5.5 mass % Mg: 0.6 to 1.0 mass % Ni: 0.7 to 1.3 mass % Fe: 1.15 to 1.25 mass % Ti: 0.10 to 0.2 mass % P: 0.004 to 0.02 mass % and a balance of Al and unavoidable impurities, wherein in an observed field of view of 0.2 mm2, the major axis length of the Al—Fe—Si based crystallites is 100 ?m or less by average length of 10 crystallites from the largest down. The method for producing the casting comprising casting a melt of aluminum alloy having the above chemical composition at cooling rate of 100° C./sec or more, then performing aging treatment.
April 14, 2016
Date of Patent:
February 16, 2021
Nippon Light Metal Company, Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Abstract: An electroconductive member for electrophotography has an electroconductive support and an electroconductive layer in the order mentioned. The electroconductive layer has a matrix including a crosslinked product of a first rubber, and a domain including a crosslinked product of a second rubber and an electroconductive particle. The impedance of the outer surface of the electroconductive member is 1.0×103 to 1.0×108 ?. 80% by number or more of domains observed at each of a total of nine 15-?m square observation regions, which are disposed at any three points in a thickness region from the outer surface to a specific depth on each of cross sections in the thickness direction at three points: the center of the electroconductive layer in the longitudinal direction and points at a specific distance from the both edges of the electroconductive layer toward the center, satisfy specific requirements.
Abstract: An oil pump includes a rotation shaft, a pump unit including an inner rotor and an outer rotor, and a casing provided with a pump chamber accommodating the pump unit, wherein at least one of a first suction passage, a first ejection passage, a second suction passage, and a second ejection passage of the casing includes a check valve provided in the oil carrying passage and the check valve includes a ball and a seating portion allowing the ball to be seated thereon and does not use a spring.
Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes: pixels forming columns and each configured to output a pixel signal; and comparator units provided to respective columns and each configured to receive the pixel signal from the pixels on a corresponding column and the reference signal. Each comparator unit includes a comparator having a first input node that receives the pixel signal and a second input node that receives the reference signal, a first capacitor that connects a reference signal line and the second input node, a second capacitor whose one electrode is connected to the second input node, and a select unit that connects the other electrode of the second capacitor to either the reference signal line or a reference voltage line. The other electrode of the second capacitor is connected to the reference signal line during first mode AD conversion and connected to the reference voltage line during second mode AD conversion.
Abstract: A control system comprising a reference image setting part setting a reference image of the face of the driver based on the image captured by the driver monitor camera, a monitoring part monitoring a condition of the driver based on the image captured by the driver monitor camera and the reference image, a first judging part judging if the face of the driver can no longer be recognized when monitoring the condition of the driver, a second judging part judging if the driver has been changed when the face of the driver can no longer be recognized, and a reference image resetting part resetting the reference image of the face of the driver based on the image captured by the driver monitor camera when it is judged that the driver has been changed.
Abstract: In a case where fixing processing ends in a state where a power supply line is switched by a switching unit according to a first print command so that power is suppliable to a second heating element, the switching unit switches the power supply line from the second heating element to a first heating element so that power is suppliable to the first heating element, the switching occurring regardless of presence or absence of reception of a second print command subsequent to the first print command.
November 5, 2019
Date of Patent:
January 5, 2021
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Kohei Wakatsu, Kazuhiro Doda, Tsuguhiro Yoshida, Yutaka Sato, Ken Oi
Abstract: A coating is formed on a surface of a base material 11 of a furnace, and includes a base layer 12 and a sliding material layer 13 that is formed on a surface of the base layer 12 and contains an oxide ceramic and a compound having a layered crystal structure. The sliding material layer 13 causes the collided ashes to be slipped and facilitates the drop off of the adhered ashes. The base material 11 forms a heat transfer tube or a wall surface of the furnace. The coating is also applied to a coal gasification furnace, a pulverized coal fired boiler, a combustion apparatus, or a reaction apparatus containing a furnace.
Abstract: A fixing member used for a fixing device includes a tubular base layer; an electrode portion formed on the base layer; a heat generating portion formed on the base layer in such a manner as to be positioned next to the electrode portion in a longitudinal direction of the fixing member, the heat generating portion being electrically connected to the electrode portion; and an overcoat layer formed on the heat generating portion. The heat generating portion is a layer formed by a plurality of thin linear layers extending in the longitudinal direction of the fixing member and spaced from one another along a circumferential direction of the fixing member. The overcoat layer extends over a boundary between the heat generating portion and the electrode portion in the longitudinal direction of the fixing member.
Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery with a positive electrode having a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer that is supported by a first main surface and a second main surface. The first main surface includes a first exposed section on which the positive electrode active material layer is not arranged. A positive electrode lead is connected to the first exposed section and includes an extension section and an overlapping section. At least a portion of the first exposed section, along with at least a portion of the overlapping section, is covered with a positive electrode insulating tape which has a base, a first layer that adheres to the first exposed section and to the overlapping section, and a second layer interposed between the base and the first layer; and the second layer expands when heated above a threshold.
Abstract: A watch part containing a titanium alloy, the titanium alloy, in mass %, includes: Al: 1.0 to 3.5%; Fe: 0.1 to 0.4%; 0: 0.00 to 0.15%; C: 0.00 to 0.10%; Sn: 0.00 to 0.20%; Si: 0.00 to 0.15%; and the balance: Ti and impurities, an average grain diameter of ? phase crystal grains is 15.0 ?m or less, an average aspect ratio of the ? phase crystal grains is 1.0 or more and 3.0 or less, and a coefficient of variation of a number density of ?-phase crystal grains distributed in the ? phase is 0.30 or less.
Abstract: The fixing device includes a film that is heated by a heater having at least two heat generation members, a pressure roller that forms a fixing nip portion together with the film, a heat generation member switching device that switches a power supply path for supplying power to the at least two heat generation members; and a CPU that controls the heat generation member switching device. In continuous printing on small-size sheets, the CPU causes, while a small-size sheet is held in the fixing nip portion N, the heat generation member switching device to start the operation of switching the power supply path so that power is supplied to one of the at least two heat generation members.
Abstract: Provided is a functional unit for a bathroom that includes a functional component for a bathroom, separated from a water faucet device and fixed to a bathroom wall part; and a reforming unit that is formed integrally with the functional component for a bathroom and that includes a cartridge capable of reforming raw water flowing through a water supply passage from the water faucet device to a water discharge device. The reforming unit includes a casing that houses the cartridge, and the casing is detachably connected to the functional component.
Abstract: A feeding management system for a free stall cow barn includes an evaluation-related information storage unit, an association information storage unit, an evaluating unit, a selecting unit, a transmission unit, a reading unit, a feed information acquiring unit, a device information acquiring unit, and a control information transmitting unit.
Abstract: Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon, an element of different type which is an element other than carbon and is added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level, and an inevitable impurity. The polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size not greater than 500 nm. The polycrystalline diamond can be fabricated by subjecting graphite in which the element of different type which is an element other than carbon has been added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level to heat treatment within high-pressure press equipment.
Abstract: A driver condition detection system 1, 1? comprises a driver monitor camera 10 capturing an image of a face of a driver to generate a facial image of the driver, a facial information detecting part 21 detecting a facial orientation or a line of sight of the driver based on the facial image, a threshold value range setting part 22 setting a threshold value range allowed as the facial orientation or the line of sight, a driver condition judging part 23 judging that the driver is driving while distracted if the facial orientation or the line of sight is maintained outside of the threshold value range for a predetermined time period or more, and a road discriminating part 24 discriminating a shape of a road ahead of the vehicle 80. The threshold value range setting part expands the threshold value range according to the shape of the road.