Patents by Inventor Kenji Ikeda

Kenji Ikeda 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: 20240163491
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing device and a method, in which an image quality improvement technology required for reproducing contents can be easily used. Image quality improvement technology information regarding an image quality improvement technology for improving an image quality of an image to be encoded is generated, a content file storing the encoded data of the image is generated, and the image quality improvement technology information is stored in the content file. Furthermore, encoded data of an image to be reproduced is acquired from a content file on the basis of the image quality improvement technology information regarding an image quality improvement technology for improving an image quality of an image, and the encoded data is decoded. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an information processing device, an information processing method, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru KATSUMATA, Mitsuhiro HIRABAYASHI, Masaru IKEDA, Takeshi TSUKUBA, Kenji KONDO
  • Publication number: 20240142890
    Abstract: A developing roll for use in an image-forming apparatus using electrophotography includes a cylindrical core made of metal; an annular elastic layer made of rubber and arranged around the core; and an annular surface layer arranged around the elastic layer. The surface layer includes a central portion and end portions. The central portion is located at the center of the developing roll in the longitudinal direction, the end portions are located at opposite end portions of the developing roll in the longitudinal direction. A coefficient of kinetic friction of the outer peripheral surface of each end portion of the surface layer is less than or equal to 0.1, and a ten-point average roughness Rz of the outer peripheral surface of each end portion of the surface layer is less than or equal to 1.8 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke OURA, Norimasa HOSONUMA, Atsushi IKEDA, Yu AKAI, Satoshi FUKUOKA, Kenji SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20240128824
    Abstract: A dynamo-electric machine comprising: a stator core with plurality of slots, a coil covered with insulated conductor wire, wherein the coil comprising plurality of storages stored in the slots and plurality of coil ends that are outside of the slots, conductor of coil end close to the conductor of the heterophase coil having insulating materials at only one of the surfaces, either the inner diameter surface close to the conductor of the heterophase coil or outer diameter surface of the heterophase coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Kenji IKEDA, Yuji ENOMOTO, Hirooki TOKOI, Mizuki NAKAHARA, Hiroyuki MIKAMI, Toshifumi SUZUKI, Toru SAKAI, Masaru AMAIKE, Yuji TSUJI
  • Patent number: 11959197
    Abstract: A first aspect of the present invention is carbon fiber wherein the surface of a monofilament has a center line average roughness Ra of 6.0 nm or more and 13 nm or less, and the monofilament has a long diameter/short diameter ratio of 1.11 or more and 1.245 or less. A second aspect of the present invention is carbon fiber precursor acrylic fiber wherein the surface of a monofilament has a center line average roughness Ra of 18 nm or more and 27 nm or less, and the monofilament has a long diameter/short diameter ratio of 1.11 or more and 1.245 or less. The carbon fiber according to the first aspect is obtained by stabilizing and carbonizing under specific conditions the carbon fiber precursor acrylic fiber according to the second aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Naomasa Matsuyama, Yuutarou Nakamura, Norifumi Hirota, Hiroko Matsumura, Katsuhiko Ikeda, Kouki Wakabayashi, Tadashi Ootani, Akihiro Itou, Kenji Hirano, Akito Hatayama, Kenji Kaneta, Atsushi Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20240114818
    Abstract: In an agricultural machine to perform an agricultural work in a field, data relating to the agricultural work or the agricultural machine is transmitted from a mobile terminal to a stationary base station included in an external communication network. The agricultural machine includes an agricultural base station connectable to at least one of the mobile terminal and the stationary base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Ryo IKEDA, Keisuke MIURA, Ryosuke KINUGAWA, Kenji ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20240117984
    Abstract: Provided is an air conditioner including an indoor unit provided with a microphone element for receiving voice instructions, such that a voice instruction spoken by an operator is acquired with high quality and control based on the voice instruction spoken by the operator is likely to be ensured. The air conditioner includes an indoor unit, a transmission unit, and a reception unit. The indoor unit has a main body and a microphone element. The main body has formed therein a blow-out port through which air-conditioned air is blown out toward a space to be air-conditioned. The microphone element accepts a voice instruction captured from a voice capturing portion arranged at a position that deviates from a ventilation space through which the air blown out from the blow-out port flows, in such a manner as to face the space to be air-conditioned. The transmission unit transmits the voice instruction accepted by the microphone element to an outside as a signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Kousuke TSUBOI, Takao SONODA, Makoto IKEDA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Yu OTA, Yuuichi KITA, Kenji AMANO, Atsushi MATSUBARA, Tomomi KUKITA, Naoko KURIYAMA, Tomoyoshi ASHIKAGA, Gen KUMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11947273
    Abstract: A conductive roller includes: a core member including an outer surface along and about an axial line thereof; and a surface layer arranged along the outer surface of the core member. The surface layer includes a conductive portion, and a surface roughness imparting material in a form of particles dispersed in the conductive portion. An average particle size of the surface roughness imparting material is in a range of 6 micrometers or greater and less than 10 micrometers. The number of particles of the surface roughness imparting material per unit area of the surface layer is in a range of 3.5×105 particles per mm2 or greater and 7.5×105 particles per mm2 or less. An average thickness of the surface layer is in a range of 0.2 micrometers or greater and 5.5 micrometers or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo Suzuki, Atsushi Ikeda, Satoshi Fukuoka, Kenji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11947272
    Abstract: A conductive roller includes: a core member including an outer surface along and about an axial line thereof; and a surface layer arranged along the outer surface of the core member. The surface layer includes a conductive portion formed of a conductive resin composition, and a surface roughness imparting material in a form of particles dispersed in the conductive portion. An average particle size of the surface roughness imparting material is in a range of 6 micrometers or greater and 10 micrometers or less. The number of particles of the surface roughness imparting material per unit area of the surface layer is in a range of 1.0×104 particles per mm2 or greater and 2.0×106 particles per mm2 or less. An average thickness of the surface layer is in a range of 3.0 micrometers or greater and 15.0 micrometers or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo Suzuki, Atsushi Ikeda, Satoshi Fukuoka, Kenji Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20240094656
    Abstract: A charging roll includes a core, a rubber substrate arranged around the core, and a surface layer arranged around the rubber substrate. The surface layer includes a conductive matrix containing a base material formed of an insulator, and a conductive material dispersed in the base material, and particles of a surface roughness-imparting material dispersed in the conductive matrix. Each of the particles of the surface roughness-imparting material is formed of an insulator, is porous, and has a specific surface area of 8.7 m2/g or greater and 55 m2/g or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo SUZUKI, Atsushi IKEDA, Satoshi FUKUOKA, Kenji SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11934110
    Abstract: A developing roll has a metal core, an elastic layer, and a surface layer. A value X is 65.6 N/mm3 or more and a value Y is 229 ?m or more. The value X is P1/(D1×A)?P2/(D2×A). P1 is the load to displace the roll 100 ?m when a metal probe is pressed against the roll. D1 is the displacement of the roll caused by the probe under the load P1. A is the area of the probe. P2 is the load to displace a material roll by 100 ?m when the probe presses against the material roll with the core and the elastic layer and without the surface layer. D2 is the displacement of the material roll caused by the probe under the load P2. The value Y is the displacement of the roll when the probe pierces the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke Oura, Atsushi Ikeda, Satoshi Fukuoka, Kenji Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20240085764
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a plurality of contacts electrically connectable to an accessory and arranged in a first direction orthogonal to a direction in which the accessory is attached. The contacts include an attachment detection contact to detect an attachment of the accessory to the electronic apparatus, and a communication request contact for a communication request from the accessory to the electronic apparatus. The attachment detection and communication request contacts are disposed between a contact closest one end and a contact closest to another end in the first direction. The attachment detection contact is disposed between the communication request contact and the contact closest to the one end. In the first direction, a distance between the attachment detection contact and the communication request contact is shorter than that between the communication request contact and the contact closest to the other end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Hiromichi Sakamoto, Kei Tohyama, Takayuki Shu, Hiromi Hayasaki, Kouji Ikeda, Yuhei Hattori, Kenji Ishii, Yoshinobu Okano
  • Patent number: 11921439
    Abstract: A developing roll used in an electrophotographic image forming apparatus has a metal core member, an elastic layer made of a rubber disposed around the core member, and a surface layer disposed around the elastic layer. The texture aspect ratio of the surface Str of the surface layer is equal to or greater than 0.55.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke Oura, Atsushi Ikeda, Kenji Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20240069641
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes: a threshold value control unit. The threshold value control unit controls, on the basis of three-dimensional position information of each of a first finger and a second finger acquired from a detection result of a sensor, a threshold value relating to determination of a gesture using at least one of the first finger and the second finger. As a result, it is possible to perform gesture determination with high accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: ATSUSHI IRIE, KENJI GOTOH, TETSUO IKEDA, YOHSUKE KAJI, EISUKE FUJINAWA, SEISHI TOMONAGA, TADAYOSHI MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20240069124
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a magneto-optical material capable of exhibiting the Faraday effect even though no magnetic field is applied. The magneto-optical material of the present invention has a nanogranular structure in which magnetic nanoparticles are dispersed in a fluoride matrix, and can exhibit Faraday properties without requiring the application of a magnetic field because the magnetic nanoparticles are configured by a magnetic material that has residual magnetization and consists of any of a Fe—Pt alloy, a Co—Pt alloy, a Fe—Co—Ni—Al alloy, a Co ferrite, or a Ba ferrite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Nobukiyo KOBAYASHI, Tadayoshi IWASA, Kenji IKEDA, KenIchi ARAI
  • Patent number: 11916175
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a semiconductor light emitting element which emits excitation light having a peak wavelength in a range of 440 to 450 nm and a fluorescent body layer which is provided on the semiconductor light emitting element, is excited by the excitation light from the semiconductor light emitting element, and contains a first fluorescent body and a second fluorescent body which emit first fluorescent light and second fluorescent light. The first fluorescent light has a peak wavelength in a range of 540 to 575 nm, and the second fluorescent light has a peak wavelength in a range of 590 to 605 nm. In mixed color light of the radiation light, the intensity of the radiation light of the semiconductor light emitting element is 1/10 to 1/60 of the intensity of the combined light of the radiation light from the first fluorescent body and the second fluorescent body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Odawara, Kenji Ikeda, Shotaro Nishiki, Tsuzumi Higashiyama, Kazuhisa Shinno
  • Publication number: 20240053267
    Abstract: A data generation method according to an embodiment includes: an imaging step (S10) of capturing, for each of lines for scanning an imaging target, a plurality of fluorescence images generated by the imaging target for a respective plurality of fluorescence wavelengths and acquiring data of the captured plurality of fluorescence images in arrangement order of the lines and a rearrangement step (S12) of changing the arrangement order of the data of the plurality of fluorescence images acquired in the imaging step from the arrangement order of the lines to arrangement order of for each of the plurality of fluorescence wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: KENJI IKEDA, HIROKAZU TATSUTA, KAZUMASA SATO, TETSURO KUWAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20240055283
    Abstract: A substrate processing system includes a substrate processing apparatus, an input/output apparatus, a first control apparatus installed with first software, configured to control the substrate processing apparatus based on a first signal output from the input/output apparatus, and configured to acquire a second signal output from the substrate processing apparatus, a second control apparatus installed with second software, and configured to perform same calculation processing as that of the first control apparatus, and not configured to control the substrate processing apparatus, a first distributor configured to distribute the first signal to the second control apparatus, and a second distributor configured to distribute the second signal to the second control apparatus. The second control apparatus outputs a third signal based on the first signal and the second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: TAICHI YOSHIOKA, NOBUYUKI KAWABATA, KENJI IKEDA, MASATO ANZAI, JUN KITAGAWA, TASUKU SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20240027348
    Abstract: It is possible to more appropriately perform fluorescence separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Ikeda, Noriyuki Kishii, Hideya Chubachi, Ayumu Taguchi, Kazuhiro Nakagawa, Sakiko Yasukawa
  • Patent number: 11849913
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a blurring amount estimation unit configured to estimate a blurring amount of a medical image including a biological body motion of a subject; and a blurring correction processing unit configured to perform blurring correction processing so as not to remove a screen motion caused by the biological body motion, on a basis of the blurring amount. This configuration makes it possible to correct blurring without removing a screen motion caused by a biological body motion. Thus, an optimum image for observing a biological body motion can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Ikeda, Hiroshi Ichiki, Hisakazu Shiraki, Daisuke Tsuru
  • Patent number: 11828591
    Abstract: Even using the redundant system resolver in which the magnetic interference between systems occurs, to provide an angle detection apparatus which can reduces the influence of the magnetic interference and can calculate the rotational angle with good accuracy, without performing synchronous control between systems in real time. An angle detection apparatus is provided with a resolver which has the first system windings and the second system windings in which magnetic interference occurs between systems; a first system removal processing unit that performs a second cycle component removal processing which removes component of the second cycle of the second system, to detection values of the first system winding output signals; and a first system angle calculation unit that calculates a first angle of rotor, based on the detection values of the first system winding output signals after the second cycle component removal processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Mori, Toshihiro Matsunaga, Hiroko Ikeda, Seiji Sawada, Kenta Kubo, Kenji Ikeda