Patents by Inventor Kenji Takeuchi

Kenji Takeuchi 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: 20210157260
    Abstract: A device includes a rotator, a belt facing the rotator and having an outer peripheral surface which contacts the rotator to form a nip therebetween, a first pad configured to press the belt toward the rotator to form one part of the nip, a second pad configured to press the belt toward the rotator, to form another part of the nip, a holder holding the first pad and the second pad, a stay supporting the holder, and an urging member urging the stay toward the rotator in an urging direction. The second pad is located upstream of the first pad in a conveyance direction in the nip orthogonal to the urging direction. At least a portion of a contact area between the stay and the holder is located downstream of a center of the nip and upstream of a front edge of the first pad in the conveyance direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuna TAGUCHI, Tomonori WATANABE, Kenji TAKEUCHI, Hiroshi HANDA, Mingguang ZHANG, Shuhei FUKUE, Hirotaka IMAEDA
  • Patent number: 11006529
    Abstract: A circuit forming method where a metal ink is ejected to a planned formation position of a first wiring at an upper face of a base material. Then, the metal ink is baked, and first wiring is formed. Further, a planned connection section of the first wiring and a second wiring is unbaked. The metal-ink is ejected over an upper face of the unbaked metal ink and a planned formation position of the second wiring at the upper face of the base material. Since the wettability of the upper face of the unbaked metal ink and the wettability of the upper face of the base material are equal to each other, the ejected metal ink ejected and the unbaked metal ink are not separated from each other, so that it is possible to properly connect the first wiring and the second wiring to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Tsukada, Masatoshi Fujita, Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Tasuku Takeuchi, Akihiro Kawajiri, Masato Suzuki, Katsuaki Makihara
  • Patent number: 11003043
    Abstract: An optical modulator is provided with a ridge-shaped optical waveguide formed of a dielectric thin film having electro-optic effect, a buffer layer covering the optical waveguide, a signal electrode formed on the buffer layer so as to be opposed to the optical waveguide through the buffer layer; a ground electrode formed on the buffer layer together with the signal electrode, and a dielectric film having a higher dielectric constant than air and covering at least a part of exposed surfaces of the signal electrode and ground electrode and exposed surfaces of the buffer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ohmori, Masaharu Doi, Shintaro Takeuchi, Takehito Tanaka, Yoshinobu Kubota, Shinji Iwatsuka, Kenji Endou, Hiroki Hara, Toshinori Matsuura, Takashi Kikukawa
  • Publication number: 20210129219
    Abstract: Provided is a sizing apparatus including: a die set including a die plate that holds a die provided with a through hole to which a workpiece is to be supplied, and upper and lower punches that are to be inserted into the through hole to press the workpiece; a press main body that includes punch driving mechanisms that actuate the punches and in which the die set is configured to be attached to and detached from a predetermined position; and a turntable that is rotated on the die plate and supplies a workpiece to the die and discharges a workpiece from the die. The die set includes the turntable, and a supporting base on which the turntable is placed. The supporting base includes an axis positioning portion that is provided coaxially with a central axis of the turntable and positions the central axis at a predetermined position of the supporting base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC SINTERED ALLOY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji HAYASHI, Kenji TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 10996600
    Abstract: A device includes a rotator having a rotation axis, a belt, a nip forming member surrounded by the belt, a first stay surrounded by the belt and extending in a width direction parallel to the rotation axis, a holder holding the nip forming member, and an urging member urging the first stay toward the rotator. The nip forming member is configured to, with the rotator, pinch the belt to form a nip. The first stay includes a first end and a second end. The holder includes a first engaging portion positioned at a first end of the holder, and a second engaging portion positioned at a second end of the holder. The first engaging portion engages the first end of the first stay. The second engaging portion engages the second end of the first stay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Handa, Tomonori Watanabe, Shuhei Fukue, Kenji Takeuchi, Kazuna Taguchi, Tatsuo Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10997861
    Abstract: A luminance control device includes a measurement unit configured to measure a pupil diameter of a driver based on an image in which a driver's face is imaged, a luminance estimation unit configured to estimate luminance of light incident on a pupil of the driver based on the image, a pupil diameter estimation unit configured to estimate a pupil diameter with respect to the luminance estimated, a pupil diameter difference calculation unit configured to calculate a pupil diameter difference between the measured pupil diameter and the estimated pupil diameter, and a controller configured to output control information for controlling a control subject so that luminance is increased in at least one display region in which an image of surroundings of a vehicle taken by at least one image device is displayed, when it is determined that a dim portion is being focused on, based on the pupil diameter difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Kenji Narumi, Shuichi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10992174
    Abstract: A monitoring control system including: at least one transmission monitoring control subsystem that performs monitoring control of a power transmission system; at least one distribution monitoring control subsystem that performs monitoring control of a power distribution system; a calculation server that stores outage plan names related to outages of the power transmission system and outages of the power distribution system; and a network that connects the transmission monitoring control subsystem, the distribution monitoring control subsystem, and the calculation server. The monitoring control system performs monitoring control of the power transmission system and the power distribution system based on the outage plan name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated
    Inventors: Hiroaki Fujiura, Masami Onishi, Hirofumi Fujii, Hiroaki Sato, Koichi Takeuchi, Junya Yamamoto, Takashi Eguchi, Tomohiro Kubo, Masanori Endo, Kenji Kitami, Takaaki Hosaka, Jun Inoue
  • Patent number: 10989980
    Abstract: An optical modulator is provided with a substrate, first and second optical waveguides each formed of a ridge-shaped electro-optic material film and disposed so as to be mutually adjacent on the substrate, a buffer layer covering upper surfaces of the first and second optical waveguides, first and second signal electrodes provided above the buffer layer so as to be opposed respectively to the first and second optical waveguides, and a dielectric layer covering at least one of a part of an exposed surface of the first signal electrode and a part of an exposed surface of the second signal electrode, and a part of an upper surface of the buffer layer. Differential signals are applied to the first and second signal electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: TDK CORPORATION, FUJITSU OPTICAL COMPONENTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinji Iwatsuka, Kenji Endou, Hiroki Hara, Toshinori Matsuura, Takashi Kikukawa, Yasuhiro Ohmori, Masaharu Doi, Shintaro Takeuchi, Takehito Tanaka, Yoshinobu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20210080878
    Abstract: A fixing device according to the present disclosure includes a heater, a rotating member heated by the heater, an endless belt, a nip forming member, and a sliding sheet. The nip forming member forms a nip portion by nipping the endless belt between the nip forming member and the rotating member. The sliding sheet has a first portion nipped between the endless belt and the nip forming member and a second portion extending from the first portion. The sliding sheet has higher flexural rigidity than the endless belt. The second portion has a bent portion bent so as to contact an inner circumferential surface of the endless belt. The bent portion configured to urge, in a direction directed from an inner side toward an outer side of the endless belt, a portion of the endless belt positioned downstream of the nip portion in the moving direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi HANDA, Kenji TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 10948858
    Abstract: A device includes a rotator having a rotation axis, a belt, a nip forming member surrounded by the belt and configured to, with the rotator, pinch the belt to form a nip, an urging member configured to urge one of the rotator and the nip forming member towards the other in a particular direction perpendicular to the rotation axis, an upstream guide and a downstream guide. The upstream guide includes an upstream guide surface configured to guide an inner peripheral surface of the belt. The nip forming member includes a facing surface which faces the rotator. An upstream edge of the facing surface in the moving direction is located at a position farther from the rotation axis, in the particular direction, than a downstream edge of the upstream guide surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Handa, Mingguang Zhang, Shuhei Fukue, Tokifumi Tanaka, Kenji Takeuchi, Hirotaka Imaeda
  • Patent number: 10942478
    Abstract: A device includes a rotator having a rotation axis, a belt, a nip forming member surrounded by the belt, a holder holding the nip forming member, a first stay supporting the holder, an urging member urging the first stay toward the rotator, a second stay, and a connector. The nip forming member is configured to, with the rotator, pinch the belt to form a nip. The first stay extends in a width direction parallel to the rotation axis. The second stay is positioned upstream of the first stay in a moving direction of the belt at the nip. The moving direction is perpendicular to the width direction. The connector extends through at least one of the first stay and the second stay to connect the first stay to the second stay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuna Taguchi, Hiroshi Handa, Shuhei Fukue, Tomonori Watanabe, Kenji Takeuchi, Tatsuo Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20210067698
    Abstract: An image stabilizing apparatus includes at least one processor or circuit configured to execute a plurality of tasks including a first calculation task configured to make a calculation using an output signal from a shake detector configured to detect a shake, a second calculation task configured to estimate an estimated value corresponding to an offset variation value included in the output signal from the shake detector by using a signal processed by a low-pass filter having a high-frequency attenuation characteristic steeper than a high-frequency attenuation characteristic of the first calculation task, and a correction task configured to drive a corrector configured to correct an image blur caused by the shake using a calculation result of the first calculation task and the estimated value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Go Naito, Koichi Washisu, Kenji Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20210067697
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a calculating filter configured to perform a calculation process based on a signal from a shake detector used for an image stabilization, and a correcting filter to which an output signal from the calculating filter is input. The correcting filter includes a boost filter configured to change a gain based on a first frequency and a second frequency, and a notch filter having a center frequency between the first frequency and the second frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji Takeuchi, Koichi Washisu
  • Patent number: 10928762
    Abstract: A device includes a rotator, a belt facing the rotator and having an outer peripheral surface which contacts the rotator to form a nip therebetween, a first pad configured to press the belt toward the rotator to form one part of the nip, a second pad configured to press the belt toward the rotator, to form another part of the nip, a holder holding the first pad and the second pad, a stay supporting the holder, and an urging member urging the stay toward the rotator in an urging direction. The second pad is located upstream of the first pad in a conveyance direction in the nip orthogonal to the urging direction. At least a portion of a contact area between the stay and the holder is located downstream of a center of the nip and upstream of a front edge of the first pad in the conveyance direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuna Taguchi, Tomonori Watanabe, Kenji Takeuchi, Hiroshi Handa, Mingguang Zhang, Shuhei Fukue, Hirotaka Imaeda
  • Publication number: 20200398342
    Abstract: In a sizing device equipped with a turntable having a plurality of accommodation holes that accommodate workpieces, carrying the workpiece in each of the accommodation holes to a through hole of a die disposed at a workpiece shaping position one by one, and causing the workpiece to be pressed by upper and lower punches, while each of the accommodation holes is moved from a workpiece supply position to a workpiece taking-out position by the turntable being rotated about a rotation axis, the sizing device includes a plurality of identification information holding units, a supply-side input unit, a shaping position read unit, a punch control unit, and a shaping position input unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Sintered Alloy, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji HAYASHI, Kenji TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200310313
    Abstract: A device includes a rotator having a rotation axis, a belt, a nip forming member surrounded by the belt and configured to, with the rotator, pinch the belt to form a nip, an urging member configured to urge one of the rotator and the nip forming member towards the other in a particular direction perpendicular to the rotation axis, an upstream guide and a downstream guide. The upstream guide includes an upstream guide surface configured to guide an inner peripheral surface of the belt. The nip forming member includes a facing surface which faces the rotator. An upstream edge of the facing surface in the moving direction is located at a position farther from the rotation axis, in the particular direction, than a downstream edge of the upstream guide surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi HANDA, Mingguang ZHANG, Shuhei FUKUE, Tokifumi TANAKA, Kenji TAKEUCHI, Hirotaka IMAEDA
  • Publication number: 20200310312
    Abstract: A device includes a rotator having a rotation axis, a belt, a nip forming member surrounded by the belt, a holder holding the nip forming member, a first stay supporting the holder, an urging member urging the first stay toward the rotator, a second stay, and a connector. The nip forming member is configured to, with the rotator, pinch the belt to form a nip. The first stay extends in a width direction parallel to the rotation axis. The second stay is positioned upstream of the first stay in a moving direction of the belt at the nip. The moving direction is perpendicular to the width direction. The connector extends through at least one of the first stay and the second stay to connect the first stay to the second stay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuna TAGUCHI, Hiroshi HANDA, Shuhei FUKUE, Tomonori WATANABE, Kenji TAKEUCHI, Tatsuo OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20200307938
    Abstract: A device includes a rotator having a rotation axis, a belt, a belt support surrounded by the belt, and a sliding sheet configured to be pinched at the nip between an inner peripheral surface of the belt and the belt support. The belt support is configured to form a nip with the rotator. One of the belt support and the sliding sheet includes a hook engaging portion. The hook engaging portion includes an aperture. The other of the belt support and the sliding sheet includes a hook engaged to the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tokifumi TANAKA, Kenji TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200310314
    Abstract: A device includes a rotator having a rotation axis, a belt, a nip forming member surrounded by the belt, a first stay surrounded by the belt and extending in a width direction parallel to the rotation axis, a holder holding the nip forming member, and an urging member urging the first stay toward the rotator. The nip forming member is configured to, with the rotator, pinch the belt to form a nip. The first stay includes a first end and a second end. The holder includes a first engaging portion positioned at a first end of the holder, and a second engaging portion positioned at a second end of the holder. The first engaging portion engages the first end of the first stay. The second engaging portion engages the second end of the first stay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi HANDA, Tomonori WATANABE, Shuhei FUKUE, Kenji TAKEUCHI, Kazuna TAGUCHI, Tatsuo OGASAWARA
  • Patent number: 10778894
    Abstract: In an imaging apparatus, a first motion vector detector calculates a first motion vector on the basis of images with a low spatial resolution and a second motion vector detector calculates a second motion vector on the basis of images with a high spatial resolution. A first control amount having a great weight for information with a low frequency resolution with respect to frequency components of the first motion vector information and a second control amount having a great weight for information with a high frequency resolution with respect to frequency components of the second motion vector information are calculated. A third control amount is calculated through multiplication by a predetermined weight regardless of the frequency resolution with respect to frequency components of the first or second motion vector information. Drive control of an image blur correction lens is performed according to the first to third control amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Takeuchi