Patents by Inventor Kenji Sugiyama

Kenji Sugiyama 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: 10710384
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus may include a mechanism for forming a corrugated shape in a sheet to be conveyed. The mechanism may include various components include one or more pressing portions, one or more ribs, one or more discharge rollers, a switching mechanism and the like. In one arrangement, ribs and pressing portions configured to create the corrugated shape may be disposed at various locations upstream or downstream of the platen, recording portion and/or nozzles thereof. In one example, pressing portions may be disposed both upstream and downstream of the nozzles of the recording portion to maintain a corrugated shape in the conveyed sheet. Various other configurations may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Yuji Koga, Wataru Sugiyama, Kenji Samoto
  • Patent number: 10654097
    Abstract: A low-pressure casting mold includes at least upper and lower molds 4U, 4L forming a cavity 3 and sprue pieces 8, 9 that have cylindrical shapes and that are disposed at different positions of the lower mold 4L. The sprue pieces 8, 9 include sprues 8A, 9A open to the cavity 3 and basins 8B, 9B, and the basins 8B, 9B have different volumes according to the position of the sprue pieces in the lower mold 4. Equalization of the solidification time of molten metal at the sprues 8A, 9A is achieved along with the less influence on the structure of the lower mold 4L and a stalk and the improved flexibility in apparatus design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Sugiyama, Kenji Mizukoshi
  • Publication number: 20200151414
    Abstract: A substrate work system including an information management device to manage traceability information of configuration items that configure a circuit board product; an imaging device to image an identification code attached to the configuration item; and an imaging control device to read the identification code imaged by the imaging device, and transmit a serial number recorded in the identification code to the information management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: FUJl CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji SUGIYAMA, Kazuya KOTANI, Hirotake ESAKI
  • Publication number: 20200133161
    Abstract: A developing apparatus, includes: a developer bearing member configured to bear a developer; and a regulating member that is disposed in contact with a surface of the developer bearing member, and configured to regulate the developer borne on the developer bearing member. On the surface of the developer bearing member, a conductive portion having a first surface roughness and first electric resistance, and a dielectric portion having a second surface roughness, which is smaller than the first surface roughness, and second electric resistance, which is larger than the first electric resistance, are disposed. In a case where the developer borne on the developer bearing member is charged by friction with the regulating member, a charging polarity of the dielectric portion is the same polarity as a charging polarity of the developer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Takuya Kitamura, Kenji Shindo, Kazunari Hagiwara, Takahiro Kawamoto, Ryo Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20200114866
    Abstract: An occupant restraint system for a vehicle includes: a seat belt device configured w restrain an occupant seated on a vehicular seat with a webbing, in which one end of the webbing is wound around a winding device and the other end is fixed to one of the vehicular seat and a vehicle body, and the seat belt device is configured so that a motor provided in the winding device is driven to wind the webbing; and an electronic control unit configured to drive the motor so that a prescribed amount of the webbing is wound, when a first condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuya Nezaki, Motoki Sugiyama, Fumihito Komeno, Makoto Matsuzaki, Kenji Fukuta
  • Patent number: 10611140
    Abstract: A printing apparatus according to an embodiment of this invention brings, out of a cleaning unit that cleans a transfer member in contact with a transfer member and an application unit that applies a reactive liquid with ink to the transfer member, the cleaning unit into contact with the transfer member to clean the transfer member by the cleaning unit at the start of the printing operation. Alternatively, out of the application unit and an absorbing unit that absorbs a liquid component from the reactive liquid applied by the application unit in contact with the transfer member, the printing apparatus brings the application unit into contact with the transfer member to apply the reactive liquid by the application unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiki Takeuchi, Masahiro Sugimoto, Ippei Tsushima, Kohei Fukui, Masato Izumi, Ryosuke Sato, Kenji Sugiyama, Kengo Nieda, Kota Uchida, Yuichiro Yanagi, Yusuke Nakaya, Atsushi Sakamoto, Susumu Hirosawa, Takeshi Murase, Futoshi Hirose
  • Publication number: 20200103248
    Abstract: A display system includes: a display that displays an image; and a display controller that causes the display to display a first image resembling roads around a vehicle and a second image resembling a recommended lane determined on the basis of a route to a destination set by the vehicle among the roads around the vehicle. The display controller causes the display to display the second image and a third image guiding a course of the vehicle when the vehicle has reached a second position located a predetermined distance before a first position at which the vehicle has to make a turn in the route to the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Masaya Ikeda, Kenji Sugiyama, Yoshitaka Mimura, Takashi Watanabe, Taichi Sogo, Masayuki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200102436
    Abstract: To provide prepreg having high thermostability and a molded body (fiber reinforced composite) obtained from the prepreg, the prepreg is formed by impregnating a reinforced fiber having an elastic modulus of 100 to 900 GPa with an epoxy resin composition including the following Components A to D so as to have a resin content within a range of 25 to 50 mass %: Component A: an epoxy resin having an oxazolidone ring structure in a molecule thereof; Component B: an epoxy resin that is liquid at 30° C.; Component C: a diblock copolymer having a B-M structure, wherein M is a block including at least 50 mass % of methyl methacrylate, B is a block immiscible with the epoxy resins and the block M, a glass transition temperature of the block B being 20° C. or lower; and Component D: dicyandiamide, or an amine curing agent that is a derivative of dicyandiamide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Koichi Hattori, Yutaka Arai, Masaki Shimada, Tetsuya Sugiyama, Katsuya Himuro, Masanori Honda, Kenji Nishida, Hironobu Takahama
  • Publication number: 20200093042
    Abstract: A mounting device provided with: a collecting section configured to move a component for which imaging conditions are defined as a range including multiple values to an arrangement position in a state with multiple of the components collected; an imaging section configured to image the multiple components held by the collecting section; and a control section configured to, when the collecting section is holding the multiple components that include imaging conditions with ranges that are not the same, cause the imaging section to image the multiple components using imaging conditions with a shared value among the ranges defined for the multiple components held by the collecting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi OIKE, Shuichiro KITO, Kenji SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200086890
    Abstract: A display system includes a display that displays a first image simulating a road on which a host vehicle is traveling, and a display controller that causes the display to display a second image simulating a recommended lane given to a controller that performs driving control of the host vehicle at a position associated with the first image, and to display a third image simulating a target trajectory generated by the controller that performs driving control of the host vehicle at a position associated with the first image, wherein the display controller changes the third image to an image simulating the target trajectory for lane change without changing a display position of the second image when the controller executes driving control for causing the host vehicle to return to an original lane after causing the host vehicle to perform lane change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Masaya Ikeda, Kenji Sugiyama, Yoshitaka Mimura, Takashi Watanabe, Taichi Sogo, Masayuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10589752
    Abstract: A display system includes: a first display unit (400) that displays an image indicating a driving assist state of a vehicle which includes an automated driving state; a second display unit (400) that displays an image that resembles a road on which the vehicle travels; and a display control unit (120) that allows the second display unit to display approximately the entire region of a region corresponding to a recommended lane applied to a control unit that performs the automated driving in a predetermined color, and allows a target trajectory generated by the control unit that performs the automated driving to be displayed in a region narrower than the recommended lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Kenji Sugiyama, Masayuki Takahashi, Takashi Watanabe, Masaya Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200058120
    Abstract: A system for creating component shape data for image processing to be used when performing image recognition of a component to be mounted by a component mounter, the system including: a display section; a wire frame drawing section configured to draw a wire frame on top of the component image, and to move a position of a side of the wide frame in accordance with a drag operation of an operator; a minimum unit specifying section configured to specify a minimum unit for when measuring the shape data of the measurement target portion surrounded by the wire frame; and a component shape data creation section configured to create the component shape data for image processing by measuring with an accuracy using the minimum unit specified by the minimum unit specifying section for the shape data of the measurement target portion surrounded by the wire frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi OIKE, Shuichiro KITO, Kenji SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10549528
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of this invention, a printing apparatus capable of cleaning a transfer member continuously while downsizing the apparatus and a cleaning method of the same are provided. The printing apparatus includes a cleaning roller configured to apply a cleaning liquid to the transfer member while rotating in contact with the transfer member, a liquid tank configured to reserve the cleaning liquid so that a part of the cleaning roller is immersed in the cleaning liquid, and a removal unit configured to remove a blot by contacting the surface of the cleaning roller which rotates in the liquid tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Sugiyama, Toshiki Takeuchi, Masato Izumi, Kengo Nieda, Ippei Tsushima, Atsushi Sakamoto, Futoshi Hirose, Susumu Hirosawa
  • Publication number: 20200003567
    Abstract: A self-localization estimation unit of a self-localization estimation device determines, based on mutual relationships between the in-lane position and the absolute position including the error, whether there is lane-relevant candidate information, the lane-relevant candidate information representing that one or more in-vehicle positions are each estimated to be in which of lanes identified by the lane information; and estimates, based on a result of the determination of whether there is lane-relevant candidate information, a localization of the own vehicle corresponding to the map information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yuichi MINAMIGUCHI, Kenji MIYAKE, Tatsumi SUGIYAMA, Kazuyoshi ISAJI, Minoru OKADA, Kenta TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200003563
    Abstract: A self-localization estimation device includes: a map-information acquisition unit that acquires map information including lane information for specifying lanes in which vehicles are enabled to travel; a position calculation unit that calculates an own-vehicle absolute position being an absolute position of an own vehicle in response to navigation signals received from a plurality of navigation satellites, the position calculation unit including a self-location measurement unit, a vehicle-momentum measurement unit, and dead reckoning unit; and a position estimation unit that estimates, based on the map information and the own-vehicle absolute position, a corrected own-vehicle position being a corrected position of the own vehicle. The position estimation unit estimates the corrected own-vehicle position by superimposing a reliability of the map information and a reliability of the own-vehicle absolute position on each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji MIYAKE, Yuichi MINAMIGUCHI, Kenta TAKAHASHI, Minoru OKADA, Kazuyoshi ISAJI, Tatsumi SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190386422
    Abstract: A connector connecting structure can block liquid leakage outside a liquid-filled case and reduce the size of the device including a number of elements and a liquid sealed case and the number of electrical connection points. A connector connecting structure is provided with a connector AT connector (first connector) fixed to an AT case, an ECU connector (second connector) connected to the AT connector (first connector), a first sealing member sealing a space between the AT case (liquid sealed case) and the AT connector (first connector), and a second sealing member sealing a space between an ECU side housing (second housing) and a male-type terminal (second terminal).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji Takahashi, Akira Sato, Kiyotaka Mizuno, Takahiro Sugiyama, Teruo Kato, Riku Kambe
  • Patent number: 10500839
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a printhead configured to form an image by discharging ink to a transfer member, a transfer unit configured to transfer the image from the transfer member to a print medium, and an application unit configured to apply a first liquid to the transfer member prior to formation of the image by the printhead. The inkjet printing apparatus also includes a first drying unit configured to dry the first liquid applied to the transfer member by the application unit by blowing air using a first air blower before the ink is discharged by the printhead to the transfer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryosuke Sato, Masato Izumi, Kota Uchida, Kengo Nieda, Yusuke Nakaya, Kenji Sugiyama, Ippei Tsushima
  • Patent number: 10488736
    Abstract: The film cover constituting the instant film pack includes a cover member, a pair of accompanying prevention ribs, a pair of outer light shielding ribs, and a pair of inner light shielding ribs. The accompanying prevention ribs are arranged in parallel with a discharge direction from a distal end of the film cover in the discharge direction. Similarly to the accompanying prevention ribs, since the outer light shielding ribs are formed on a front surface of the cover member, the outer light shielding ribs together with the accompanying prevention ribs can prevent the film unit from accompanying. A tilt surface of which a protruding height gradually decreases toward a distal end from a proximal end of the cover member is formed on the accompanying prevention rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Nakai, Kenji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10486417
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a transfer member that rotates, a printhead that forms an image on the transfer member, and a transfer unit that transfers the image to a print medium. An application unit, provided at a downstream side of an area, at which the transfer unit transfers the image to the print medium, in a rotation direction of the transfer member, applies a cleaning liquid to a region on the transfer member after the image is transferred to the print medium. In addition, a collecting unit, provided between the printhead and the application unit, in the rotation direction of the transfer member, includes a collection roller that rotates in contact with the transfer member, in a direction opposite to the rotation direction of the transfer member, for collecting the cleaning liquid applied to the transfer member by the application unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ippei Tsushima, Ryosuke Sato, Yusuke Nakaya, Toshiki Takeuchi, Kengo Nieda, Kenji Sugiyama, Futoshi Hirose, Atsushi Sakamoto, Susumu Hirosawa
  • Publication number: 20190343143
    Abstract: Provided is a beverage composition, including: non-polymer catechins; and caffeine, the beverage composition satisfying the following requirements (A), (B), and (C): (A) a mass ratio of caffeine/non-polymer catechins is 0.180 or less; (B) particles contained in the beverage composition have an average particle size of 3 ?m or less; and (C) a turbidity is 30 NTU or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji YAMAWAKI, Yukiteru SUGIYAMA