Patents by Inventor Kazuya Yamamoto

Kazuya Yamamoto 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: 20150192702
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mold or an optical element provided with a fine surface roughness according to an embodiment of the present invention is a method in which the fine surface roughness has been manufactured using a reactive etching apparatus. In the apparatus a substrate or a film made of a semiconductor or a metal which reacts with sulfur hexafluoride is placed, and into which a mixed gas of sulfur hexafluoride and oxygen is introduced and tuned into plasma such that oxides are made to be scattered on a surface of the substrate or the film, the surface of the substrate or the film is made to undergo etching by the sulfur hexafluoride while the oxides function as an etching mask, and thus the fine surface roughness is formed on the surface of the substrate or the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuya YAMAMOTO, Takeshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9075377
    Abstract: A recording medium discharging device includes a discharging unit configured to discharge a recording medium from a discharge port; a tray unit on which the recording medium discharged from the discharging unit is stacked; and an air blower configured to blow air in a direction substantially parallel to a direction in which the recording medium is discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shuuya Nagasako, Masahiro Tamura, Tomohiro Furuhashi, Keisuke Sugiyama, Yuusuke Shibasaki, Kyosuke Nakada, Kazuya Yamamoto, Junya Suzuki, Kazunori Konno, Yasuo Niikura, Tomomichi Hoshino, Akira Kunieda, Takahiro Watanabe, Tomohiro Yoshizaki, Kiichiro Goto
  • Publication number: 20150171794
    Abstract: A cascode amplifier includes: a first transistor having a gate to which a signal is input, a grounded source, and a drain; a second transistor having a gate, a source connected to the drain of the first transistor, and a drain; a load connected to the drain of the second transistor; a DC-DC converter supplying a supply voltage, which is variable according to output power, to the drain of the second transistor via the load; and a first bias circuit supplying a voltage, which is a function of the supply voltage, to the gate of the second transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshinori Takahashi, Miyo Miyashita, Kazuya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9041473
    Abstract: A power amplifier includes: first and second bias terminals to which bias voltages are respectively supplied; a first transistor having a first control terminal connected to the first bias terminal, a first terminal that is grounded, and a second terminal; a second transistor having a second control terminal connected to the second bias terminal, a third terminal connected to the second terminal, and a fourth terminal; a capacitor connected between the second control terminal and a grounding point; and a variable resistor connected in series with the capacitor, between the second control terminal and the grounding point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Fujiwara, Kazuya Yamamoto, Miyo Miyashita, Shigeo Yamabe, Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20150123342
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided a sheet processing apparatus includes a stacking unit that stacks a sheet conveyed thereto; a first alignment unit that aligns the sheet or a bundle of sheets stacked in the stacking unit in a sheet conveying direction; a second alignment unit that aligns the sheet or the bundle of sheets stacked in the stacking unit in a direction orthogonal to the sheet conveying direction; a pressing unit that presses the bundle of sheets at an end portion thereof on a predetermined one side; and a control unit that causes at least one of the first and second alignment units to execute an alignment operation during a press operation of the sheet or the bundle of sheets performed by the pressing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiro FURUHASHI, Masahiro TAMURA, Shuuya NAGASAKO, Keisuke SUGIYAMA, Kazuya YAMAMOTO, Kyosuke NAKADA, Tomomichi HOSHINO, Akira KUNIEDA, Takahiro WATANABE, Takamasa MATSUMOTO, Junya SUZUKI, Youhei NIITSUMA, Kazunori KONNO, Kiichiro GOTO
  • Patent number: 9016679
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes: a folding processing unit that folds a sheet by reversely rotating a second conveying member in a condition in which the sheet is held by a first and the second conveying members; a calculating unit that calculates an amount of deflection of the sheet held by the first and second conveying members from timings at which the sheet is detected by first and second detecting units disposed upstream of the first conveying member and downstream of the second conveying member and a distance between disposed positions of the first and second detecting units; and a control unit that sets, from the calculated amount of deflection of the sheet, an amount of conveyance for the first conveying member in a direction opposite to a sheet conveying direction in a condition in which the sheet is held by the first and second conveying members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Akira Kunieda, Tomohiro Furuhashi, Shuuya Nagasako, Michitaka Suzuki, Kazuya Yamamoto, Kyosuke Nakada, Takahiro Watanabe, Yuuji Suzuki, Kiichiro Goto
  • Patent number: 9007605
    Abstract: An image formation apparatus includes an image reading control unit and a print control unit. The print control unit includes: a first communication control unit connected to the image reading control unit; and a power supply control unit configured to control power supply to the image reading control unit. The image reading control unit includes: a second communication control unit connected to the first communication control unit. When completing a process to transition to a power save mode in accordance with an instruction from the print control unit, the image reading control unit cuts off the communications through the second communication control unit. After sending the image reading control unit the instruction to transition to the power save mode, the print control unit detects the cutoff of the communications and then cuts off the power supply to the image reading control unit through the power supply control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuya Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150091652
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a power amplifier for amplifying RF signals in multiple frequency bands, an output matching circuit connected to an output of the power amplifier, a first capacitor connected at a first end to an output of the output matching circuit, multiple output paths, a switch connected to a second end of the first capacitor and directing each of the RF signals to a respective one of the output paths in accordance with frequency band of the each of the RF signals, and multiple second capacitors. Each second capacitor is connected in series to a respective one of the output paths. The switch and either the first capacitor or the second capacitors, or both the first and second capacitors, are integrated as a single monolithic microwave integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Kenichi Horiguchi, Masakazu Hirobe, Satoshi Miho, Yoshinobu Sasaki, Kazuya Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150054583
    Abstract: A power amplifier includes: a first transistor having a gate, a drain, and a source that is grounded; a second transistor having a gate, a drain, and a source that is connected to the drain of the first transistor; a capacitor connected between the gate of the second transistor and a grounding point; an idling current control circuit having a positive temperatures coefficient and making an idling current flowing through the first transistor proportional to an ambient temperature; and a drain voltage control circuit having a positive temperature gradient coefficient and making a drain voltage on the first transistor proportional to the ambient temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miyo Miyashita, Yoshinori Takahashi, Kazuya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8960660
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided a sheet processing apparatus includes a stacking unit that stacks a sheet conveyed thereto; a first alignment unit that aligns the sheet or a bundle of sheets stacked in the stacking unit in a sheet conveying direction; a second alignment unit that aligns the sheet or the bundle of sheets stacked in the stacking unit in a direction orthogonal to the sheet conveying direction; a pressing unit that presses the bundle of sheets at an end portion thereof on a predetermined one side; and a control unit that causes at least one of the first and second alignment units to execute an alignment operation during a press operation of the sheet or the bundle of sheets performed by the pressing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Tomohiro Furuhashi, Masahiro Tamura, Shuuya Nagasako, Keisuke Sugiyama, Kazuya Yamamoto, Kyosuke Nakada, Tomomichi Hoshino, Akira Kunieda, Takahiro Watanabe, Takamasa Matsumoto, Junya Suzuki, Youhei Niitsuma, Kazunori Konno, Kiichiro Goto
  • Publication number: 20150048887
    Abstract: An amplifier circuit is configured in such a manner that the withstand voltage between the terminals of a FET 2 (withstand voltage B) is higher than the withstand voltage between the terminals of a FET 1 (withstand voltage A), and that the gate width of the FET 1 (Wg1) is narrower than the gate width of the FET 2 (Wg2). This makes it possible to increase the gain while maintaining high output power. The narrow gate width of the FET 1 (Wg1) connected to an input terminal 3 enables reducing the size of the cascode amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoko Nitta, Katsuya Kato, Kenji Mukai, Kenichi Horiguchi, Morishige Hieda, Kazutomi Mori, Kazuya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8945791
    Abstract: In a fuel cell including an electrolyte layer allowing an anion component to migrate, and a fuel-side electrode and an oxygen-side electrode arranged to face each other while sandwiching the electrolyte layer, the oxygen-side electrode contains a first catalyst containing a first transition metal and polypyrrole, and a second catalyst containing a second transition metal and a porphyrin ring-containing compound so that the mixing ratio of the first catalyst relative to 100 parts by mass of the total amount of the first catalyst and the second catalyst is more than 10 parts by mass, and below 90 parts by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd., STC UNM
    Inventors: Koichiro Asazawa, Koji Yamada, Hirohisa Tanaka, Kazuya Yamamoto, Tim Olson, Svitlana Pylypenko, Plamen Atanassov
  • Patent number: 8936240
    Abstract: A sheet discharging device includes a shift tray 202 on which a sheet P1 is stacked, a discharging roller 6 that discharges a sheet P2 onto the shift tray 202, a blowing device 230 that sends air to a lower surface of the sheet P2 discharged by the discharging roller 6, a blocking member 231 that blocks air sent to the lower surface of the sheet P2 from a blowing port 230-2 of the blowing device 230, and a control unit that controls the blocking amount of the blocking member 231. The blocking amount is determined based upon sheet information including sheet-type information, sheet-size information, and sheet-thickness information, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Tomomichi Hoshino, Masahiro Tamura, Shuuya Nagasako, Tomohiro Furuhashi, Keisuke Sugiyama, Kyosuke Nakada, Kazuya Yamamoto, Akira Kunieda, Takahiro Watanabe, Junya Suzuki, Kazunori Konno, Youhei Niitsuma, Takamasa Matsumoto, Kiichiro Goto, Kazuhiko Kitano, Takashi Fukumoto, Yasuo Niikura, Satoru Takano, Hidetoshi Kojima, Kei Sasaki, Yasushi Tsuruoka, Shintaro Matsumoto, Ryo Takahashi, Yuuta Mori, Kohjiroh Haga
  • Publication number: 20150014387
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes: a stacking unit that stacks conveyed sheets; an aligning unit that aligns the sheets stacked on the stacking unit in a sheet conveying direction; a binding unit that moves along an end portion of a bundle of the sheets on a binding portion side and performs a binding process for the bundle of the sheets that have been aligned by the aligning unit; a pressing unit that presses the bundle of the sheets at the end portion thereof on the binding portion side; and an interlocking unit that moves the pressing unit in association with a motion of the binding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Kazuya YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8931773
    Abstract: A sheet handling apparatus includes a sheet folding unit configured to perform folding on a sheet; and a sheet stacking unit configured to stack the folded sheet on a sheet stacking surface having an inclined surface and a horizontal surface in order from upstream to downstream in a sheet conveying direction. A downstream end of the inclined surface is higher than an upstream end of the inclined surface with respect to a horizontal plane. The sheet handling apparatus also includes a discharging unit configured to discharge the folded sheet to the sheet stacking unit; a sheet conveying unit configured to convey the discharged sheet from the inclined surface to the horizontal surface; and a conveying force applying unit configured to apply a conveying force to the sheet in contact with an upper surface of the sheet from above the inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Keisuke Sugiyama, Masahiro Tamura, Shuuya Nagasako, Tomohiro Furuhashi, Yuusuke Shibasaki, Kazuya Yamamoto, Kyosuke Nakada, Tomomichi Hoshino, Yasuo Niikura, Junya Suzuki, Kazunori Konno, Akira Kunieda, Takahiro Watanabe, Tomohiro Yoshizaki, Kiichiro Goto
  • Patent number: 8925917
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, provided is a sheet output device including: a sheet output unit configured to output a sheet; a tray unit on which the sheet output by the sheet output unit is to be stacked; an air blower unit configured to blow air onto the sheet output by the sheet output unit; and a control unit configured to control an airflow rate of the air blower unit according to an amount of the sheet output from the sheet output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Watanabe, Masahiro Tamura, Shuuya Nagasako, Tomohiro Furuhashi, Keisuke Sugiyama, Kyosuke Nakada, Kazuya Yamamoto, Tomomichi Hoshino, Akira Kunieda, Junya Suzuki, Kazunori Konno, Takamasa Matsumoto, Youhei Niitsuma, Kiichiro Goto
  • Patent number: 8890622
    Abstract: A cascode amplifier includes: first transistors; second transistors cascode-connected with respective first transistors; a first line connected at spaced points to control terminals of the first transistors; a second line connected at spaced points to control terminals of the second transistors; and a capacitance connected between one end of the second line and ground. The second line includes at least two lines connected in parallel with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miyo Miyashita, Kazuya Yamamoto, Fumimasa Kitabayashi, Suguru Maki, Eri Fukuda, Katsuya Kato
  • Patent number: 8870176
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes: a stacking unit that stacks conveyed sheets; an aligning unit that aligns the sheets stacked on the stacking unit in a sheet conveying direction; a binding unit that moves along an end portion of a bundle of the sheets on a binding portion side and performs a binding process for the bundle of the sheets that have been aligned by the aligning unit; a pressing unit that presses the bundle of the sheets at the end portion thereof on the binding portion side; and an interlocking unit that moves the pressing unit in association with a motion of the binding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kazuya Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140306761
    Abstract: A power amplifier includes: first and second bias terminals to which bias voltages are respectively supplied; a first transistor having a first control terminal connected to the first bias terminal, a first terminal that is grounded, and a second terminal; a second transistor having a second control terminal connected to the second bias terminal, a third terminal connected to the second terminal, and a fourth terminal; a capacitor connected between the second control terminal and a grounding point; and a variable resistor connected in series with the capacitor, between the second control terminal and the grounding point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Fujiwara, Kazuya Yamamoto, Miyo Miyashita, Shigeo Yamabe, Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140292439
    Abstract: Disclosed is a directional coupler including a broadside coupled line 1031 provided with a main signal line conductor 1001 and a secondary signal line conductor 1011 arranged in parallel with the main signal line conductor 1001, and an offset broadside coupled line 1032 provided with a main signal line conductor 1002 having an end portion connected to an end portion of the main signal line conductor 1001 and a second secondary signal line conductor 1012 having an end portion connected to an end portion of the secondary signal line conductor 1011, and arranged in parallel with the main signal line conductor 1002, in which a coupled line impedance in the broadside coupled line 1031 is lower than a terminal impedance and a coupled line impedance in the offset broadside coupled line 1032 is higher than the terminal impedance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideharu YOSHIOKA, Akimichi HIROTA, Tetsu OWADA, Shinsuke WATANABE, Kazuhiro IYOMASA, Kazuya YAMAMOTO