Patents by Inventor Kazuo Suzuki

Kazuo Suzuki 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: 11408045
    Abstract: There is provided a steel sheet including an inner layer and a hard layer formed on one or both surfaces of the inner layer, wherein each content of C and Mn in the hard layer is more than each content of C and Mn in the inner layer, a thickness of the hard layer is 20 ?m or more and a total of the thickness of the hard layer is ? or less of the entire sheet thickness, an average micro-Vickers hardness of the hard layer is 400 HV or more and less than 800 HV, an average micro-Vickers hardness of the inner layer is 350 HV or more and is 50 HV or more smaller than a hardness of the hard layer, and a screw dislocation density of the inner layer is 2.0×1013 m/m3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Takeda, Riki Okamoto, Kazuo Hikida, Katsuya Nakano, Yuya Suzuki, Genki Abukawa
  • Patent number: 11390096
    Abstract: An ejection apparatus includes a platen for supporting a recording medium, an absorber provided in the platen for absorbing liquid, an ejection unit for ejecting a plurality of types of ink including a first liquid containing a component to be deposited when the first liquid is ejected onto the absorber, and a second liquid different from the first liquid for suppressing deposition of the first liquid, a detection unit for detecting a state of a predetermined region of the absorber, and a control unit for controlling the detection unit to detect the state, and controlling the ejection unit to eject the second liquid to the predetermined region based on a result of the detection. When the first liquid is ejected to the predetermined region, the second liquid is ejected to the predetermined region after the ejection of the first liquid is finished, without using the result of the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoki Yamamuro, Kazuo Suzuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Masataka Kato, Kazuki Narumi, Hiroto Kango, Kazuhiko Sato
  • Publication number: 20220221416
    Abstract: Problem To extend the life of a MEMS gas sensor. Solution means A MEMS gas sensor 1 includes an insulator (3), a gas sensitive material (33), a first oxide film (6) and an interlayer insulating film (13), a heater wiring pattern (23), a lower protective film (11), and an upper protective film (20). The insulator includes a cavity (3c). The gas sensitive material (33) is provided corresponding to the cavity (3c). The first oxide film (6) and the interlayer insulating film (13) are provided on the insulator (3) and arranged to overlap each other in a plan view. The heater wiring pattern (23) serves to heat the gas sensitive material (33) and is disposed between the first oxide film (6) and the interlayer insulating film (13). The lower protective film (11) and the upper protective film (20) cover, in direct contact, an upper surface (23c), a lower surface (23d), and a side surface (23e) of the heater wiring pattern (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Teppei KIMURA, Hiroaki SUZUKI, Kazuo TERASAWA
  • Patent number: 11383536
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet printing apparatus that can reduce smears on a back surface of a print result medium by reducing accumulation of ink in a platen while reducing generation of mist. To achieve this, an ink receiving portion of a platen is provided away from a support surface by a predetermined distance, is formed in a mesh shape by laying multiple linear members, and is formed as a guide member that guides the ink received in the ink receiving portion to an ink guide holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakajima, Masataka Kato, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Satoshi Azuma, Shingo Nishioka, Sae Mogi
  • Publication number: 20220213180
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a therapeutic method specialized for an inflammatory disease such as intractable vasculitis and an infectious disease, which is different from the previous therapeutic methods, in which a target molecule was not determined, by determining the target molecule useful for treating these diseases. [Solution] According to one aspect of the present invention, a prophylactic and/or therapeutic agent for an infectious disease or an inflammatory disease which contains an antibody recognizing apolipoprotein A2 (APOA2) as an active ingredient is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicants: A-CLIP Institute, Co., Ltd., National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition
    Inventors: Kazuo Suzuki, Yosuke Kameoka, Yoshio Yamakawa, Fukuko Kishi, Osamu Suzuki, Minako Koura, Junichiro Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20220126584
    Abstract: The object of the present disclosure is to optimize the time necessary for filling and the ink consumption. One embodiment of the present disclosure is a printing apparatus having: a storage unit; a print head having an ejection port from which ink supplied from the storage unit is ejected; an ink supply path that connects the storage unit and the print head; a suction unit configured to perform suction at the ejection port; and a supply control unit configured to supply ink stored in the storage unit to the ink supply path and the print head by performing suction at the ejection port by the suction unit, and the printing apparatus has an acquisition unit configured to acquire information relating to ink discharge from the ink supply path and the supply control unit determines the number of times of suction by the suction unit based on the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuki Narumi, Masataka Kato, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Shin Genta, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroto Kango, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11298953
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes an ink tank that stores ink, a supply tube that supplies the ink from the ink tank, and a printing head that includes therein a pressure chamber arranged with an ejection port to eject the ink and performs reciprocal moving. The printing head includes a first liquid chamber that includes a connection portion with the supply channel, a second liquid chamber that communicates with the first liquid chamber by way of the pressure chamber, and a volume variable unit that changes an inner volume of the second liquid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sae Mogi, Kazuo Suzuki, Shin Genta, Hiroshi Taira
  • Publication number: 20220080747
    Abstract: An object is to provide a full-line inkjet printing apparatus and a printing method that can suppress occurrence of image degradation in the case where a conveyance roller conveys a print medium and multipass printing is performed. The maximum conveyance amount in a return route is set to be smaller than a distance between the conveyance roller and a print head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Masataka Kato, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakajima, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Shin Genta, Satoshi Azuma, Shingo Nishioka, Sae Mogi, Taku Yokozawa, Noboru Kunimine, Akiko Aichi, Hiroshi Taira, Hiroto Kango, Hiroshi Kawafuji
  • Patent number: 11247471
    Abstract: The object of the present disclosure is to optimize the time necessary for filling and the ink consumption. One embodiment of the present disclosure is a printing apparatus having: a storage unit; a print head having an ejection port from which ink supplied from the storage unit is ejected; an ink supply path that connects the storage unit and the print head; a suction unit configured to perform suction at the ejection port; and a supply control unit configured to supply ink stored in the storage unit to the ink supply path and the print head by performing suction at the ejection port by the suction unit, and the printing apparatus has an acquisition unit configured to acquire information relating to ink discharge from the ink supply path and the supply control unit determines the number of times of suction by the suction unit based on the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuki Narumi, Masataka Kato, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Shin Genta, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroto Kango, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20220016917
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording unit, a scanning unit configured to perform relative scanning by moving the recording unit and a recording medium relative to each other at least once with respect to a unit region on the recording medium, a recovery unit configured to perform a recovery operation for maintaining or recovering a recording performance of the recording unit for application of a recording material, and a control unit configured to control the recovery unit, wherein the control unit acquires recording mode information about recording of an image to be performed on a recording medium for (n+1)-th page (n being a natural number) and determines, based on the acquired recording mode information, whether to perform an inter-page recovery operation at timing after recording of an image on a recording medium for n-th page ends and before recording of an image on a recording medium for (n+1)-th page starts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Masataka Kato, Hiroto Kango, Rie Takekoshi, Akihiro Tomida, Tomoki Yamamuro, Keita Ishimi, Kazuki Narumi, Taku Yokozawa, Kazuo Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sato
  • Patent number: 11198309
    Abstract: A recording apparatus discharges an ink in a first color to a position at which an accumulated state on an ink absorber is to be detected. After that, a light is emitted onto the position from a light emitting unit, and reflected light is received by a light receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoki Yamamuro, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Masataka Kato, Kazuki Narumi, Shin Genta, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Hiroto Kango
  • Publication number: 20210300031
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus adopting short pulse heating is designed to output a uniform image without unevenness. To this end, in a serial inkjet printing apparatus, a print head is subjected to a short pulse heating treatment before each print scan is carried out. In a case where a print medium is a first print medium, the print head is heated to a first target temperature before carrying out each of the print scans. In a case where the print medium is a second print medium, the print head is heated to a second target temperature lower than the first target temperature before carrying out each of the print scans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawafuji, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Takeshi Murase, Hiroshi Taira, Tomoki Yamamuro, Sae Mogi, Masaki Nitta
  • Patent number: 11077670
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of this invention, an apparatus comprises: a detachable inktank containing ink; a subtank containing the ink supplied from the inktank; a printhead configured to discharge the ink supplied from the subtank; an ink supply path connecting the subtank to the printhead; a valve arranged on the ink supply path; a supply unit configured to supply the ink from the inktank to the subtank by repeatedly opening and closing the valve; a suction unit configured to suck the ink from the printhead; and a control unit configured to control, when the inktank is attached, the supply unit to operate for a predetermined number of times to supply the ink from the inktank to the subtank, and to subsequently control the suction unit to operate to supply the ink from the subtank to the printhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Naoaki Wada, Kazuki Narumi, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroshi Taira, Akiko Aichi, Noboru Kunimine, Taku Yokozawa, Kazuo Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sato, Masataka Kato, Shin Genta, Hiroto Kango
  • Patent number: 11077687
    Abstract: Images with high image quality having less time-difference unevenness are outputted in an inkjet printing apparatus that performs multi-pass printing using full-line inkjet print heads 2. For this purpose, a CPU is capable of setting a first printing method in which an image for a unit area is printed by a specified number of printing conveyance operations and a second printing method in which an image for a unit area is printed by a smaller number than the specified number of printing conveyance operations. The CPU sets conveyance conditions such that a taken time for one printing conveyance operation of the printing conveyance operations for a unit area in the second printing method is smaller than a taken time for one successive printing conveyance operation of the printing conveyance operations for a unit area in the first printing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Nishioka, Sae Mogi, Satoshi Azuma, Kazuhiko Sato, Shin Genta, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Masataka Kato, Yoshinori Nakajima, Kazuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210221138
    Abstract: A wiping device includes a cleaning member and a control unit. The cleaning member performs wiping operation to wipe an ejection port surface of a recording head. The recording head includes the ejection port surface on which an ejection port, for ejecting ink containing particles of a coloring material, is formed. The control unit controls the cleaning member to perform the wiping operation in a state where particles are imparted to a surface of the cleaning member. The imparted particles are different in type from the coloring material particles and each imparted particle has a particle diameter greater than a diameter of each of the coloring material particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Masataka Kato, Kazuki Narumi, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroto Kango, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210155002
    Abstract: An ejection apparatus includes a platen for supporting a recording medium, an absorber provided in the platen for absorbing liquid, an ejection unit for ejecting a plurality of types of ink including a first liquid containing a component to be deposited when the first liquid is ejected onto the absorber, and a second liquid different from the first liquid for suppressing deposition of the first liquid, a detection unit for detecting a state of a predetermined region of the absorber, and a control unit for controlling the detection unit to detect the state, and controlling the ejection unit to eject the second liquid to the predetermined region based on a result of the detection. When the first liquid is ejected to the predetermined region, the second liquid is ejected to the predetermined region after the ejection of the first liquid is finished, without using the result of the detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Tomoki Yamamuro, Kazuo Suzuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Masataka Kato, Kazuki Narumi, Hiroto Kango, Kazuhiko Sato
  • Patent number: 11008630
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions (i.e., amplification primers and probes), methods, and kits that are particularly useful for detecting and/or quantifying nucleic acids present in a sample, such as those derived from HIV or a lentiviral vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: CSL Behring Gene Therapy, Inc., CSL Gene Therapy Pty Ltd., St. Vincent's Hospital Sydney Limited, Newsouth Innovations Pty Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Dominic Kelleher, Kazuo Suzuki, Geoffrey Phillip Symonds
  • Publication number: 20210060982
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet printing apparatus that can reduce smears on a back surface of a print result medium by reducing accumulation of ink in a platen while reducing generation of mist. To achieve this, an ink receiving portion of a platen is provided away from a support surface by a predetermined distance, is formed in a mesh shape by laying multiple linear members, and is formed as a guide member that guides the ink received in the ink receiving portion to an ink guide holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakajima, Masataka Kato, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Satoshi Azuma, Shingo Nishioka, Sae Mogi
  • Publication number: 20210046764
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes an ink tank that stores ink, a supply tube that supplies the ink from the ink tank, and a printing head that includes therein a pressure chamber arranged with an ejection port to eject the ink and performs reciprocal moving. The printing head includes a first liquid chamber that includes a connection portion with the supply channel, a second liquid chamber that communicates with the first liquid chamber by way of the pressure chamber, and a volume variable unit that changes an inner volume of the second liquid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Sae Mogi, Kazuo Suzuki, Shin Genta, Hiroshi Taira
  • Publication number: 20210031547
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus, comprising a printing head, a carriage having the printing head, a first roller pair disposed upstream of the printing head and configured to nip and convey a printing medium, a second roller pair disposed downstream of the printing head and configured to nip and convey a printing medium, a first ink receiver disposed inside a printing region and configured to receive an ink from the printing head, and a second ink receiver disposed outside the printing region and configured to receive an ink from the printing head, wherein the printing head performs preliminary discharge on the first ink receiver in a first nip state, and performs preliminary discharge on the second ink receiver in a second nip state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Masataka Kato, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Shin Genta, Kazuki Narumi, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroto Kango