Patents by Inventor Kazuo Yamada

Kazuo Yamada 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: 11369927
    Abstract: A method for reducing gel in a polymer kneaded compound flowing in a polymer flow duct includes flowing a polymer kneaded compound in a polymer flow duct to a gel reduction mechanism including a gel reduction member having one or more through holes defining a squeezing flow path having a flow path cross-sectional area smaller than the polymer flow duct. The squeeze ratio S1/S2 of the squeezing flow path is 25 to 177.8, where S1 is a flow path cross-sectional area of the polymer flow duct and S2 is a sum total of flow path cross-sectional area of the squeezing flow path, to generate an extensional flow in the kneaded compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kuroda, Tsugushi Fukui, Kazuo Yamaguchi, Takaya Uda, Katsunori Takahashi, Sayaka Yamada
  • Patent number: 10795689
    Abstract: A reconfigurable logical circuit includes a data processing unit; a memory in which plural combinations of configuration control bits are stored; and a selector unit that selectively switches the plural combinations of configuration control bits stored in the memory and supplies a selected one of the plural combinations of configuration control bits to the data processing unit to reconfigure processing contents of the data processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Kukimiya, Masatomo Igarashi, Masahiro Ishiwata, Junichi Uchiyama, Hirofumi Sasaki, Mitsuyuki Tamatani, Kazuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 10700527
    Abstract: A power generation system and a power control device are provided that, even if there are provided a storage battery and a power conditioner as two independent devices, are capable of supplying electric power at least to the power conditioner in a power outage. The power generation system (1) includes the control device (41) connected to a second storage battery (42) so the that power conditioner (50) is fed with electric power by a power generation device (10), a commercial power grid (30) and a first storage battery (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuto Kobayashi, Kazuo Yamada, Hirosuke Miki
  • Patent number: 10694194
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image processing block configured to encode each of plural data strings by using the number of common run lengths which are common to the plural data strings as run information of identical pixel values which are consecutive in each of the plural data strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Tamatani, Kazuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 10615602
    Abstract: In a power control system, a control device acquires at least one of information about an external environment (result or predicted temperature) of a facility and information on a parameter associated with power consumption (production plan) in an internal environment of the facility and calculates a correlation between these pieces of information and actual consumed power. The control device predicts consumed power of the facility on the basis the correlation that is calculated and information such as predicted temperature and determines an upper limit set value of power supplied from an electrical grid to the facility on the basis of a result of the prediction. The control device supplies power charged in a storage battery to the facility when the consumed power of the facility exceeds the upper limit set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masatsune Terauchi, Hirosuke Miki, Ryuto Kobayashi, Kazuo Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190052090
    Abstract: A power generation system and a power control device are provided that, even if there are provided a storage battery and a power conditioner as two independent devices, are capable of supplying electric power at least to the power conditioner in a power outage. The power generation system (1) includes the control device (41) connected to a second storage battery (42) so the that power conditioner (50) is fed with electric power by a power generation device (10), a commercial power grid (30) and a first storage battery (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: RYUTO KOBAYASHI, KAZUO YAMADA, HIROSUKE MIKI
  • Publication number: 20180262008
    Abstract: In a power control system, a control device acquires at least one of information about an external environment (result or predicted temperature) of a facility and information on a parameter associated with power consumption (production plan) in an internal environment of the facility and calculates a correlation between these pieces of information and actual consumed power. The control device predicts consumed power of the facility on the basis the correlation that is calculated and information such as predicted temperature and determines an upper limit set value of power supplied from an electrical grid to the facility on the basis of a result of the prediction. The control device supplies power charged in a storage battery to the facility when the consumed power of the facility exceeds the upper limit set value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: MASATSUNE TERAUCHI, HIROSUKE MIKI, RYUTO KOBAYASHI, KAZUO YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20180233914
    Abstract: A system includes: an energy storage device capable of storing electric power in a predetermined form; and a control device including a control unit that controls the energy storage device. The control unit controls the energy storage device based on output restriction information on an output-restricting period during which output of electric power from a power generation facility operated in conjunction with an electric power system to the electric power system is restricted, such that the electric power generated in the power generation facility is stored in the energy storage device during the output-restricting period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: HIROSUKE MIKI, RYUTO KOBAYASHI, KAZUO YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20180178245
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laminate superior in foaming resistance, including a support substrate, a silicone resin layer and a substrate arranged in this order, in which the silicone resin layer contains at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of zirconium, aluminum, and tin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuo YAMADA, Yohei NAGAO, Hirotoshi TERUI, Masaru YAMAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180178492
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laminate including a support substrate, a silicone resin layer and a substrate arranged in this order, in which the silicone resin layer contains at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of 3d transition metals, 4d transition metals, lanthanide metals, and bismuth and in which end portion degradation of a silicone resin layer is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yohei Nagao, Kazuo Yamada, Masaru Yamauchi, Hirotoshi Terui
  • Publication number: 20180084259
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image processing block configured to encode each of plural data strings by using the number of common run lengths which are common to the plural data strings as run information of identical pixel values which are consecutive in each of the plural data strings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki TAMATANI, Kazuo YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20180060096
    Abstract: A reconfigurable logical circuit includes a data processing unit; a memory in which plural combinations of configuration control bits are stored; and a selector unit that selectively switches the plural combinations of configuration control bits stored in the memory and supplies a selected one of the plural combinations of configuration control bits to the data processing unit to reconfigure processing contents of the data processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo KUKIMIYA, Masatomo IGARASHI, Masahiro ISHIWATA, Junichi UCHIYAMA, Hirofumi SASAKI, Mitsuyuki TAMATANI, Kazuo YAMADA
  • Patent number: 9886777
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a determiner that determines an array state of plural pixels to be collectively processed with a processing frame being a processing unit of image processing; and a matching unit that causes the plural pixels of image data to be in a data format matching with the processing frame by correction in accordance with the array state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamada, Mitsuyuki Tamatani
  • Patent number: 9742954
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes a preprocessing section that causes an input data column to serve as a first determination data column and obtains a second determination data column by delaying the input data column and obtains a processing data column by delaying the input data column by an amount larger than an amount by which the input data column is delayed in order to obtain the second determination data column and a controller that controls, by using the first determination data column and the second determination data column as indices, an operation performed by a FIFO memory for outputting the processing data column, which has been input to the FIFO memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamada, Mitsuyuki Tamatani
  • Publication number: 20170187909
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes a preprocessing section that causes an input data column to serve as a first determination data column and obtains a second determination data column by delaying the input data column and obtains a processing data column by delaying the input data column by an amount larger than an amount by which the input data column is delayed in order to obtain the second determination data column and a controller that controls, by using the first determination data column and the second determination data column as indices, an operation performed by a FIFO memory for outputting the processing data column, which has been input to the FIFO memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo YAMADA, Mitsuyuki TAMATANI
  • Publication number: 20170084054
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a determiner that determines an array state of plural pixels to be collectively processed with a processing frame being a processing unit of image processing; and a matching unit that causes the plural pixels of image data to be in a data format matching with the processing frame by correction in accordance with the array state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo YAMADA, Mitsuyuki TAMATANI
  • Patent number: 9508980
    Abstract: A method for forming a negative electrode for a lithium secondary battery, includes providing a paste comprising graphite particulates comprise assembled or bound graphite particles in each of which a plurality of flat-shaped particles are assembled or bound together so that the planes of orientation are not parallel to one another, and the mixture including 3 to 10 parts by weight of the organic binder per 100 parts by weight of the graphite particulates, a binder and a solvent, coating the paste on a current collector, drying the paste coated on the current collector to form a mixture of the graphite particulates and the binder, and integrating the mixture with the current collector by pressing to provide a density of the mixture of graphite particulates and organic binder of 1.5 to 1.9 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshito Ishii, Tatsuya Nishida, Atsushi Fujita, Kazuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 9374593
    Abstract: A data decompressing device includes an effective code length detector and a determining unit. The detector detects an effective code length of an initial portion of compressed image data to be decompressed, and supplies the detected effective code length to a decompressing unit to decompress data having the effective code length from a head of the image data. The determining unit determines whether or not the initial portion of the image data corresponds to a specific pattern in which a block end code follows a code representing a specific DC difference value, and if having determined that the initial portion of the image data corresponds to the specific pattern, notifies the decompressing unit of the detection of the specific pattern without waiting for the detection of the effective code length, to allow the decompressing unit to output a predetermined decompression result corresponding to the specific DC difference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Tamatani, Kazuo Yamada, Daisuke Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20160133885
    Abstract: To obtain a secondary battery that surely positions and fixes a laminated type of electrode group by effectively curbing lateral deviation and vertical deviation, in secondary batteries RB1 to RB11 that include a laminated type of electrode group 1 in which a positive-electrode plate 2 and a negative-electrode plate 3 are so laminated via a separator 4 as to form a plurality of laminated layers, a structure is employed, in which vertical deviation in a lamination direction and lateral deviation in a lamination surface direction are curbed via a fix means that fixes the electrode group 1 to a predetermined position in an outer case 11 that houses the electrode group 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya SAKASHITA, Kazuo YAMADA, Yoshihiro TSUKUDA, Yuki WATANABE, Hiroshi OKAMOTO, Tadashi NEMOTO, Takuya OOTANI
  • Patent number: 9171822
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of fusing and electrically contacting a first insulating substrate (28A) having at least one first conductive layer (29A) thereon with at least one second insulating substrate (28B) having at least one second conductive layer (29B) thereon, the method comprising: stacking the first and second substrates (28A, 28B) such that an interface zone is formed between them, the interface zone comprising an electrical contacting zone where at least one first conductive layers (29A) faces and is at least partially aligned with at least one second conductive layer (29B), and a substrate fusing zone where the insulating substrates (28A, 28B) directly face each other; focusing to the interface zone of the substrates (28A, 28B) through one of the substrates (28A, 28B) a plurality of sequential focused laser pulses from a laser source, the pulse duration, pulse frequency and pulse power of the laser light being chosen to provide local melting the substrate (28A, 28B) materials and the conducti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Corelase Oy
    Inventors: Jarno Kangastupa, Tiina Amberla, Kazuo Yamada