Patents by Inventor Kazutaka Sasaki

Kazutaka Sasaki 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: 20200201091
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel including a first substrate, a liquid crystal layer, and a second substrate, the first substrate including in the following order to a liquid crystal layer side: a first electrode, an insulating layer, and a second electrode provided with an aperture, the liquid crystal layer containing liquid crystal molecules homogeneously aligned in a no-voltage-applied state, the aperture having an outline including a first outline portion and a second outline portion which are at different directions to each other in each of pixels, the liquid crystal display panel further including a rib protruding to the liquid crystal layer side and disposed between the first outline portion and the second outline portion on one or both of a liquid crystal layer-side surface of the first substrate and a liquid crystal layer-side surface of the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: KIMIAKI NAKAMURA, TAKASHI KATAYAMA, TAKAHIRO SASAKI, SHINPEI HIGASHIDA, KAZUTAKA HANAOKA, HIDEFUMI YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200160799
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device is manufactured at a low cost. In the liquid crystal display device, three sub-pixel electrodes are connected by inter-electrode connection portions to form one pixel electrode. One TFT is connected to the pixel electrode. A screen of a liquid crystal display panel is divided into n (n?2) of areas. Gate signal lines G of each divided area are scanned simultaneously one line at a time in each divided area. A backlight device emits light after completion of the scanning of each divided area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: HIDEFUMI YOSHIDA, KAZUTAKA HANAOKA, TAKAHIRO SASAKI, KIMIAKI NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10613469
    Abstract: A developing apparatus includes a developer bearing member and a developing frame that rotatably supports the developer bearing member. A one-end side end member is attached to one end of the developing frame in an axis direction of the developer bearing member, with the one-end side end member comprising a one-end side positioned portion to be positioned with respect to an apparatus main body. An other-end side end member is attached to an other end of the developing frame in the axis direction of the developer bearing member, with the other-end side end member comprising an other-end side positioned portion to be positioned with respect to the apparatus main body. The one-end side end member is rotatable with respect to the developing frame and the other-end side end member, and the other-end side end member is rotatable with respect to the developing frame and the one-end side end member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Tanabe, Kazutaka Sueshige, Teruhiko Sasaki, Tsukasa Abe, Osamu Anan
  • Publication number: 20190377299
    Abstract: Disclosed is a developing apparatus including: a developer bearing member that bears a developer; a developing frame body that rotatably supports the developer bearing member; a one-end side end member that supports one-end side in an axis direction of the developer bearing member of the developing frame body; and another-end side end member that supports the other-end side in the axis direction of the developer bearing member of the developing frame body. Each of the one-end side end member and the other-end side end member is independently movable with respect to the developing frame body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Masato Tanabe, Kazutaka Sueshige, Teruhiko Sasaki, Tsukasa Abe, Osamu Anan
  • Publication number: 20190329524
    Abstract: A soundproofing material including a porous body having a cell structure and including inorganic fibers other than asbestos, wherein an average cell diameter is more than 300 ?m and 1000 ?m or less, a bulk density is 0.007 to 0.024 g/cm3, and a flow resistivity is 170,000 to 2,000,000 Ns/m4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka MURAYAMA, Keiji TSUKAHARA, Hikari SASAKI, Yuuma TOMITSUKA, Tatsuro MIKI, Daisuke ANDO
  • Patent number: 10444696
    Abstract: A cartridge includes a frame and a developing roller rotatably supported by the frame. A guide member is provided at a side of the cartridge, with the guide member being rotatable between a first position relative to the frame and a second position relative to the frame. A restricting lever is movably provided between a restricting position and a non-restricting position. The restricting lever is operatively connected to the guide member such that (i) when the restricting lever is in the restricting position, movement of the guide member relative to the frame is restricted, and (ii) when the restricting lever is in the non-restricting position, movement of the guide member relative to the frame is unrestricted. The cartridge also includes a spring configured to urge the restricting lever toward the restricting position from the non-restricting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Tanabe, Kazutaka Sueshige, Teruhiko Sasaki, Tsukasa Abe, Osamu Anan
  • Publication number: 20190295482
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes sub-pixel electrodes respectively provided to three sub-pixels, and an interelectrode connection portion that connects sub-pixel electrodes adjacent to each other among the sub-pixel electrodes. The interelectrode connection portion is provided in a position where boundaries of liquid crystal alignment directions of sub-pixels adjacent to each other are connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: TAKAHIRO SASAKI, HIDEFUMI YOSHIDA, KAZUTAKA HANAOKA, KIMIAKI NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10395606
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device performs displaying by field sequential driving. The liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of scanning lines; and a plurality of signal lines including a plurality of pairs of signal lines, each pair of signal line being connected to one pixel column. Under field sequential driving, within one field period of emitting any of a plurality of color rays, there is an overlap between: a first period in which a first scanning line group included among the plurality of scanning lines are scanned and one of the pair of signal lines is used to perform signal writes; and a second period in which a second scanning line group included among the plurality of scanning lines are scanned, and another one of the pair of signal lines is used to perform signal writes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Kita, Takahiro Sasaki, Iori Aoyama, Kazutaka Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 10335362
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a water-in-oil type cosmetic which ensures emulsion stability in the case where a volatile hydrocarbon oil component is added, has excellent texture such as not leaving a greasy feeling, and is highly compatible with the skin. The present invention relates to a water-in-oil type emulsified cosmetic comprising: (A) 20 to 30 mass % of an oil component; (B) a fatty acid ester having an HLB of 5 to 10; (C) a nonionic surfactant having an HLB of 1 to 4; (D) an organic modified clay mineral; and (E) water, wherein volatile hydrocarbon oil accounts for 10 mass % or more of the oil component (A) and silicone oil is not contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Sasaki, Takayuki Omura, Masaki Kitajima
  • Publication number: 20190187522
    Abstract: The liquid crystal display device including: a first substrate; a liquid crystal layer; and a second substrate, the first substrate including a first electrode, and a second electrode, the liquid crystal molecules being aligned in a direction parallel to the first substrate with no voltage applied, the second electrode being provided with openings, the openings each having a long shape with two or more wide portions and one or more narrow portions, the two or more wide portions and the one or more narrow portions in each of the openings alternating with each other in a lengthwise direction of the opening, each of the wide portions of one of adjacent two openings being adjacent to one of the narrow portions of the other of the adjacent two openings, each of the narrow portions of the one opening being adjacent to one of the wide portions of the other opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: TAKASHI KATAYAMA, SHINPEI HIGASHIDA, TAKAHIRO SASAKI, KAZUTAKA HANAOKA, KIMIAKI NAKAMURA, HIDEFUMI YOSHIDA, SHINJI SHIMADA
  • Patent number: 10311804
    Abstract: In particular case second vertical scanning period includes a write period in which a first potential difference V1 is to be given to an upper electrode and a lower electrode. In another particular case, the second vertical scanning period includes a write period in which a second potential difference V2 being greater than the first potential difference V1 is given to the upper electrode and the lower electrode. In the former write period, substantially the same potential as that of a counter electrode is given to the upper electrode, and a different potential from that of the counter electrode is given to the lower electrode. In the latter write period, substantially the same potential as that of the counter electrode is given to the lower electrode, and a different potential from that of the counter electrode is given to the upper electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Iori Aoyama, Takahiro Sasaki, Yuichi Kita, Kazutaka Hanaoka
  • Publication number: 20190162668
    Abstract: Provided is a method of evaluating carbon concentration of a silicon sample, which includes: forming an oxide film on at least a part of a surface of an evaluation-target silicon sample; irradiating a particle beam onto a surface of the oxide film; irradiating excitation light having energy larger than a band gap of silicon onto the surface of the oxide film, onto which the particle beam has been irradiated; measuring intensity of photoluminescence emitted from the evaluation-target silicon sample irradiated with the excitation and evaluating carbon concentration of the evaluation-target silicon sample on the basis of the measured intensity of photoluminescence, wherein the photoluminescence is band-edge luminescence of silicon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: SUMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka ERIGUCHI, Shuichi SAMATA, Syun SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190164511
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display device (100), each pixel row group is selected by a common scan signal voltage, each pixel row group including N pixel rows which adjoin one another in a column direction. Where two pixel rows which adjoin each other in a column direction and which are included in different pixel row groups are a first pixel row and a second pixel row, the first pixel row includes a pixel which has a pixel electrode (16) capacitively coupled with a gate bus line (12) which is associated with the second pixel row. When the first pixel row is included in the qth group, the second pixel row is included in the (q+1)th group. A scan signal voltage supplied to gate bus lines which are associated with the (q+1)th group switches from low to high before a scan signal voltage supplied to gate bus lines which are associated with the qth group switches from high to low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Iori AOYAMA, Yuichi KITA, Takahiro SASAKI, Hidekazu MIYATA, Kazutaka HANAOKA
  • Publication number: 20180271755
    Abstract: An oil-in-water emulsified sunblock cosmetic has excellent feeling when used and maintains a high ultraviolet-ray protective effect even upon contact with water or sweat. The oil-in-water emulsified sunblock cosmetic contains an (A) ultraviolet-ray protective agent and a (B) fatty acid forming a solid at room temperature, the cosmetic is characterized in that 51% or less of the fatty acid is neutralized, and the formulation ratio ((A)/(B) of the (A) ultraviolet-ray protective agent to the (B) fatty acid is in the range of at least 0.1 and less than 10.0. The cosmetic exhibits the unprecedented and surprising property of contact with water causing an improvement to the ultraviolet-ray protective ability. It is preferable for the cosmetic to contain an (C) oily component having IOB of 0.5 or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAKI, Kazutaka SASAKI, Takashi MATSUI, Kazuhiro YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10058178
    Abstract: A reclining device includes: a reclining mechanism, which is capable of tilting of a seat back relative to a seat cushion to be locked or unlocked; a hinge pin, which is engaged with the reclining mechanism and configured to cause the reclining mechanism to be in an unlocked state; a first biasing member, one end of which is hooked to a hooking part provided at a seat-cushion-side member; and a second biasing member, one end of which is engaged to a periphery of an engagement part formed at the hinge pin and the other end of which is hooked to the seat-cushion-side member, wherein a vertical cross-section of the engagement part of the hinge pin has a non-circular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka Sasaki, Nobumasa Higashi, Noriyuki Zaiki, Munetomo Kumamoto
  • Publication number: 20180213936
    Abstract: A reclining device includes: a reclining mechanism, which is capable of tilting of a seat back relative to a seat cushion to be locked or unlocked; a hinge pin, which is engaged with the reclining mechanism and configured to cause the reclining mechanism to be in an unlocked state; a first biasing member, one end of which is hooked to a hooking part provided at a seat-cushion-side member; and a second biasing member, one end of which is engaged to a periphery of an engagement part formed at the hinge pin and the other end of which is hooked to the seat-cushion-side member, wherein a vertical cross-section of the engagement part of the hinge pin has a non-circular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Kazutaka Sasaki, Nobumasa Higashi, Noriyuki Zaiki, Munetomo Kumamoto
  • Publication number: 20170333301
    Abstract: The object is providing a water-in-oil emulsion sunscreen cosmetic having a property not present in the prior art, in which UV protection ability improve upon contact with water, sweat and the like in comparison with that directly after application, and also having pleasant texture and easy to wash off. The present invention provides a water-in-oil emulsion sunscreen cosmetic comprising (A) 6 to 40 mass % of a UV protective agent; (B) an organic-modified clay mineral; (C) an oil-phase-thickening agent, other than (B) and (D) a silicone-based surfactant having an HLB of less than 8, wherein the ratio, [total quantity of component (B) and component (C)]/[total quantity of (E) non-volatile liquid oils except silicone oils], is 0.04 or more and less than 0.68.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAKI, Kazutaka SASAKI, Takashi MATSUI, Yurika WATANABE, Mayuri TASHIRO, Yuko NAGARE, Marianne Ayaka TOUATI, Kazuhiro YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9731630
    Abstract: A seat slide device includes a lower rail, which is provided along a front-and-rear direction; an upper rail, which is movably engaged with the lower rail; a lock mechanism, which is configured to lock and unlock a movement of the upper rail; a walk-in mechanism, which makes a seat be movable into a walk-in area located by unlocking the lock mechanism; and a movable-range restriction unit which: allows the seat to move into the walk-in area when the seat is moved toward the walk-in area from a rear side in a state where the walk-in mechanism is operated; and prevents the seat from moving into the walk-in area when the seat is moved toward the walk-in area from the rear side in a state where the walk-in mechanism is not operated and the lock mechanism is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka Sasaki, Norihisa Nozue, Nobumasa Higashi, Shingo Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9630529
    Abstract: A seat reclining apparatus is provided in which a spring cover which covers a lock spring for rotationally biasing a rotational cam can be easily and securely mounted to an outer surface of a base plate or a ratchet plate. The seat reclining apparatus is provided with a lock spring disposed to face the outer surface of the base plate or disposed in a hole in the base plate to bias and rotate the rotational center shaft in a direction to rotate the rotational cam toward the locked position, and a spring cover disposed to face the outer surface of the base plate and covers the lock spring, and to make an inner surface of one of the seat cushion side frame and the seatback side frame contact an outer surface of a protrusion which is projected from the spring cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobumasa Higashi, Noriaki Maeda, Kazutaka Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9579266
    Abstract: An oil in water emulsion cosmetic composition for skin, in which vitamin A and its derivatives are stably incorporated and which has superior feeling in use (skin familiarity or feeling of skin absorption, feeling of efficacy after application) and base composition stability (emulsion stability) with the passage of time. The oil in water emulsion cosmetic composition for skin comprises, relative to the total amount of the cosmetic composition, (a) from 0.01 to 4% by mass of vitamin A and its derivative, (b) from 0.6 to 4% by mass of a nonionic surfactant comprising three of (b-1) sorbitan tristearate, (b-2) polyethylene glycol stearate with from 20 to 120 mols of polyethylene glycol added thereto, (b-3) glyceryl stearate having an HLB of from 5 to 8, and (c) from 1 to 10% by mass of a higher alcohol having from 14 to 24 carbon atoms, wherein the blend ratio (by mass) of component (b-1) to component (b) is from 0.1 to 0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Sasaki, Manabu Shimoda, Yoshihito Takakura, Haruhiko Inoue, Shigeru Mugikura