Patents by Inventor Keiji Tanaka

Keiji Tanaka 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: 10819425
    Abstract: A transimpedance amplifier converts an input current to a differential signal and outputs the differential signal. The transimpedance amplifier includes a single-ended amplifier configured to convert a current signal to a voltage signal, a first feedback circuit configured to generate a bypass current, a differential amplifier circuit configured to generate the differential signal in accordance with the difference between the voltage signal and a reference voltage signal, and a detector circuit configured to detect a start and an end of a burst optical signal. The detector circuit detects the end of the burst optical signal based on a peak value of the positive-phase component and a peak value of the negative-phase component and switches the time constant of the first feedback circuit from a first time constant to a second time constant smaller than the first time constant in response to detecting the end of the burst optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Keiji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10811283
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a substrate includes supplying to a substrate a film-forming processing liquid which includes a volatile component and forms a film on the substrate, vaporizing the volatile component in the film-forming processing liquid such that the film-forming processing liquid solidifies or cures on the substrate and forms a processing film on the substrate, supplying to the substrate having the processing film a strip-processing liquid which strips the processing film from the substrate, and supplying to the processing film formed on the substrate a dissolving-processing liquid which dissolves the processing film after the supplying of the strip-processing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Miyako Kaneko, Keiji Tanouchi, Takehiko Orii, Itaru Kanno, Meitoku Aibara, Satoru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200310324
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an image forming unit, a fixing device, and circuitry is provided. The image forming unit is configured to perform a special image forming operation that forms a color toner image and a special toner image with a color toner and a special toner, respectively, on a recording medium and a normal image forming operation that forms the color toner image without forming the special toner image on the recording medium. The fixing device is configured to fix the color toner image and the special toner image on the recording medium. The circuitry is configured to perform, in the special image forming operation, a toner amount suppression control that makes an amount of the color toner on the recording medium per unit area smaller than that in the normal image forming operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato TANAKA, Keiji KUNIMI, Masaki YOSHINO, Kazumi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200302993
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory includes a first bit line; a second bit line; a source line; a first memory cell electrically connected between the first bit line and the source line and including a first transistor and a first capacitor; a second memory cell electrically connected between the second bit line and the source line and including a second transistor and a second capacitor; a third transistor electrically connected to the source line; and a sense amplifier circuit including a first node electrically connected to the first bit line and a second node electrically connected to the second bit line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chika Tanaka, Keiji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10761468
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit containing a special recording material and circuitry configured to control the image forming unit to form a hardly visible image on a recording medium with the special recording material. The hardly visible image is formed of a halftone dot image comprising isolated dots in a number smaller than that of isolated dots forming a visible image having the same image area ratio as the hardly visible image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Tanaka, Keiji Kunimi
  • Patent number: 10759925
    Abstract: A preparation method of a rubber composition for a tire assures that good processability can be obtained even if a silane coupling agent having a mercapto group is blended. The preparation method of a rubber composition for a tire characterized by initiating kneading of a rubber component and a compound of the formula (1) before kneading the rubber component and a silane coupling agent having a mercapto group. (Wherein R1 represents a straight-chain or branched chain alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms or a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 12 carbon atoms, and R2 and R3 together with nitrogen bonded thereto form a succinimide group, a maleimide group or a phthalimide group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Tanaka, Takayuki Nagase, Keiji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10732542
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an image forming unit, a unit holder, and circuitry is provided. The image forming unit includes a color toner unit, a replaceable black toner unit, and a replaceable special toner unit that form a color toner image, a black toner image, and a special toner image, respectively. The unit holder selectively and detachably holds the replaceable black toner unit or the replaceable special toner unit. The circuitry controls the image forming unit to perform: a normal operation, when the unit holder holds the replaceable black toner unit, that forms a color-black image; a special operation, when the unit holder holds the replaceable special toner unit, that forms a color-special image; and a toner amount increase control that increases an amount of the color toner per unit area in the color toner image in the special operation than that in the normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Tanaka, Keiji Kunimi, Masanori Kawasumi
  • Publication number: 20200239425
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a compound having an anti-inflammatory activity or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof. The solution of the present invention is a compound of general formula (1) or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof. wherein the symbols in the formula are defined below: R1: e.g., a C1-C6 alkyl group; R2: a C1-C6 alkyl group; A: e.g., an oxygen atom; and R3: e.g., a C1-C6 alkyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Keiji Saito, Katsuyoshi Nakajima, Toru Taniguchi, Osamu Iwamoto, Satoshi Shibuya, Yasuyuki Ogawa, Kazumasa Aoki, Nobuya Kurikawa, Shinji Tanaka, Momoko Ogitani, Eriko Kioi, Kaori Ito, Natsumi Nishihama, Tsuyoshi Mikkaichi, Wataru Saitoh
  • Patent number: 10725420
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an image forming unit, a fixing device, and circuitry is provided. The image forming unit is configured to perform a special image forming operation that forms a color toner image and a special toner image with a color toner and a special toner, respectively, on a recording medium and a normal image forming operation that forms the color toner image without forming the special toner image on the recording medium. The fixing device is configured to fix the color toner image and the special toner image on the recording medium. The circuitry is configured to perform, in the special image forming operation, a toner amount suppression control that makes an amount of the color toner on the recording medium per unit area smaller than that in the normal image forming operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Tanaka, Keiji Kunimi, Masaki Yoshino, Kazumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200231895
    Abstract: A grease composition containing a base oil and a calcium complex soap as a thickening agent, wherein a C18-22 straight chain, substituted or unsubstituted higher fatty acid; a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic monocarboxylic acid having a benzene ring; a C2-4 straight-chain saturated lower fatty acid; and a substituted or unsubstituted saturated dicarboxylic acid are used as carboxylic acids constituting the calcium complex soap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuya WATANABE, Keiji TANAKA, Hiroki YANO
  • Publication number: 20200235064
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an insulating layer, a barrier electrode layer formed on the insulating layer, a Cu electrode layer that includes a metal composed mainly of copper and that is formed on a principal surface of the barrier electrode layer, and an outer-surface insulating film that includes copper oxide, that coats an outer surface of the Cu electrode layer, and that is in contact with the principal surface of the barrier electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Bungo TANAKA, Keiji WADA, Satoshi KAGEYAMA
  • Patent number: 10677314
    Abstract: A power transmission apparatus with a centrifugal pendulum damper is realized, which can effectively suppress torque fluctuation and vibration noise of a vehicle while avoiding size increase of a centrifugal pendulum damper and deterioration of reliability of the centrifugal pendulum damper by high-speed rotation. A power transmission apparatus with a centrifugal pendulum damper includes: a centrifugal pendulum damper coupled to an input shaft through a speed-increasing mechanism configured to increase speed of rotation of the input shaft; and an engagement/disengagement mechanism capable of realizing and cutting off power transmission from the input shaft to the centrifugal pendulum damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kyosei Nakashima, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Norio Iwashita, Shinya Kamada, Hiroo Akagi, Tomokazu Kinoshita, Hiroyuki Okayama, Narihito Hongawara, Keiji Bouda
  • Publication number: 20200177143
    Abstract: A differential amplifier circuit includes: a control current source supplying a control current; paired bipolar transistors; an a variable resistance circuit including: a series circuit of a first resistor and a second resistor having an identical resistance, the series circuit electrically connected between a first terminal and a second terminal of the variable resistance circuit; a first field effect transistor (FET) having a source and a drain being electrically connected to emitters of the paired bipolar transistors, respectively; and a second FET having a drain, a gate being electrically connected to the drain thereof, the gate of the first FET, and a control terminal of variable resistance circuit, a source being electrically connected to a connection node between the first resistor and the second resistor, wherein the control current source adjusts the control current to allow transconductance of the second FET to be kept constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki SUGIMOTO, Keiji TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200163917
    Abstract: various side effects are reported for existing overactive bladder therapeutic drugs, and prophylactic or therapeutic agents for overactive bladder without side effects have been eagerly desired. The present invention provides a prophylactic or therapeutic agent for overactive bladder that comprises 5-aminolevulinic acids (ALAs) as the active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru TANAKA, Kiwamu TAKAHASHI, Keiji INOUE, Motoaki SAITO, Masayuki TSUDA, Hideo FUKUHARA, Takahira KUNO, Shogo SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200167454
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes circuitry to: receive an instruction for copying an image of a document from a user; acquire biometric information of the user; and embed user information in the image, the user information including one of the biometric information of the user and information for specifying the biometric information of the user; and an image forming device to print the image having the user information embedded, on a recording medium to output a copied image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yuudai TANAKA, Keiji Kunimi
  • Publication number: 20200164700
    Abstract: To be capable of preventing deterioration of uniformity after puncture repair while suppressing running noise. [Solution] A pneumatic tire 1 comprises a noise damper 20 fixed to a tire inner cavity surface of a tread portion 2 and formed of a porous material. The noise damper 20 includes a first part 23 arranged on an outer side in a tire radial direction and fixed to the tire inner cavity surface 16, and a second part 24 arranged on an inner side in the tire radial direction of the first part 23 and exposed in a tire inner cavity 17. A water absorption rate of the first part 23 calculated by a following formula (1) is in a range of from 5% to 25%. Air permeability of the second part 24 measured in accordance with Japanese Industrial standard JIS-L1096 is in a range of from 1 to 7 cm3/cm2/s. The formula (1) is: water absorption rate (%)=weight change before and after immersion (g)/volume at 50% compression (cm3)×100 (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masako NAKATANI, Takahiro KAWACHI, Nanaho KAMI, Ayuko YAMADA, Takuya HORIGUCHI, Tatsuhiro TANAKA, Keiji TAKAGI, Subaru TOYA
  • Patent number: 10666013
    Abstract: A driver circuit configured to increase or decrease a drive current flowing to a light emitting element in accordance with an input signal, the driver circuit including: an output terminal configured to be electrically connected between a bias current source and the light emitting element, and configured to draw an output current inward; a shunt circuit configured to generate a first current in accordance with the input signal; and a waveform shaping circuit configured to detect a rising transition of a voltage of the output terminal and generate a second current based at least in part on a result of detection, wherein the first current and the second current constitute the output current, Wherein the first current increases when the input signal increases, and decreases when the input signal decreases, and wherein the voltage of the output terminal rises when the output current decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Keiji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10654821
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a compound having an anti-inflammatory activity or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof. The solution of the present invention is a compound of general formula (1) or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof. wherein the symbols in the formula are defined below: R1: e.g., a C1-C6 alkyl group; R2: a C1-C6 alkyl group; A: e.g., an oxygen atom; and R3: e.g., a C1-C6 alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Keiji Saito, Katsuyoshi Nakajima, Toru Taniguchi, Osamu Iwamoto, Satoshi Shibuya, Yasuyuki Ogawa, Kazumasa Aoki, Nobuya Kurikawa, Shinji Tanaka, Momoko Ogitani, Eriko Kioi, Kaori Ito, Natsumi Nishihama, Tsuyoshi Mikkaichi, Wataru Saitoh
  • Patent number: 10656444
    Abstract: An optical modulator implementing an electro-absorption (EA) modulator is disclosed. The optical modulator includes a transmission line, a terminator, an EA modulator, a bonding wire, and a coil element. The transmission line transmits an electrical signal. The terminator terminates the transmission line. The coil element includes first and second inductors magnetically coupled with each other, where the first inductor is connected with the transmission line, while, the second inductor is connected with the terminator. The bonding wire connects the first and second inductors with the EA modulator. The impedance of the coil element as viewed from the transmission line substantially matches with the impedance of the transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Keiji Tanaka
  • Patent number: D897252
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MASHINERY CO., LTD., SANDEN AUTOMOTIVE CLIMATE SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Fujikawa, Keiji Yamamoto, Shintaro Sakitani, Toru Tanaka