Patents by Inventor Kiyoshi Inoue

Kiyoshi Inoue 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: 10634996
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a composite member which can contribute to simple formation and/or increased quality of fine wiring. [Solution] A composite member 100 according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a base material, an aliphatic polycarbonate-containing layer with multiple island-shaped portions arranged on the base material, and a metal ink, wherein at least a surface of the aliphatic polycarbonate-containing layer with multiple island-shaped portions has a contact angle of 50° or more between pure water and the surface when exposed to ultraviolet light including a wavelength of 180 nm or more and 370 nm or less for 15 minutes, and the metal ink is arranged on the base material at at least a portion of a region sandwiched by the precursor layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Tatsuya Shimoda, Kazuhiro Fukada, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200105499
    Abstract: A charged particle beam irradiation apparatus according to an embodiment includes: an optical column; a stage; a mount supporting the stage; a chamber provided on the mount and supporting the optical column; a detector configured to detect movement of the stage; actuator units each including a curved plate, a piezoelectric element, and a connector connected configured to transmit a first force generated by a change of the curvature of the curved plate to the mount; and an actuator control circuit configured to control the voltage applied to the piezoelectric element of each of the actuator units based on movement information, so that the first force is transmitted from the actuator units to the mount against a second force acting on the mount due to the movement of the stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michihiro KAWAGUCHI, Kiminobu AKENO, Keita IDENO, Kota IWASAKI, Keisuke GOTO, Kiyoshi NAKASO, Shintaro YAMAMOTO, Hitoshi MATSUSHITA, Ryota INOUE, Yuki FUKUDA
  • Patent number: 10607810
    Abstract: The vibration control system configured to control vibration of a vibration-controlled object is disclosed. The vibration control system comprises: (i) actuator units each including a piezoelectric element configured to expand and contract; (ii) a drive power source configured to supply drive voltages to the piezoelectric elements of the actuator units for causing the piezoelectric elements to expand and contract; (iii) a vibration detector configured to detect a status of vibration of the vibration-controlled object; and (iv) a vibration controller configured to control the vibration of the vibration-controlled object by controlling the voltages supplied by the drive power source to the piezoelectric elements of the actuator units based on the status of vibration detected by the vibration detector, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michihiro Kawaguchi, Kiminobu Akeno, Kiyoshi Nakaso, Keita Ideno, Shintaro Yamamoto, Keisuke Goto, Hitoshi Matsushita, Hirokazu Yoshioka, Ryouta Inoue, Yuuki Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20200096917
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a contact portion that comes into contact with a recording material transported; a heat source that heats the contact portion and has a counter surface and an opposite surface, the counter surface facing the contact portion; a high-thermal-conductivity portion provided on the opposite surface of the heat source and extending in a width direction intersecting a transport direction of the recording material, the high-thermal-conductivity portion having a higher thermal conductivity than the contact portion; a low-thermal-conductivity portion provided between the opposite surface of the heat source and the high-thermal-conductivity portion and having a lower thermal conductivity than the high-thermal-conductivity portion; and a temperature detector that detects a temperature of the heat source and is provided on the opposite surface of the heat source and at a position shifted from the high-thermal-conductivity portion and the low-thermal-conductivity portion in the transport direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi KOYANAGI, Takaaki SATO, Kazuyoshi ITOH, Toru INOUE
  • Patent number: 10597541
    Abstract: An electrophoretic particle includes a base particle (particle), a first compound, a second compound, and a third compound bonded to the base particle. The first compound is a polymer having a dispersion portion derived from a first monomer, and a bonding portion derived from a second monomer, and is connected to the base particle at the bonding portion. The second compound includes a non-polar group and a second functional group and is connected to the base particle at the second functional group. The third compound includes a charging group and a second functional group and is connected to the base particle at the second functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Inoue, Kiyoshi Nakamura, Shinobu Yokokawa, Tomoyuki Ushiyama, Masahiko Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10591852
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a contact portion that comes into contact with a recording material transported; a heat source that heats the contact portion and has a counter surface and an opposite surface, the counter surface facing the contact portion; a high-thermal-conductivity portion provided on the opposite surface of the heat source and extending in a width direction intersecting a transport direction of the recording material, the high-thermal-conductivity portion having a higher thermal conductivity than the contact portion; a low-thermal-conductivity portion provided between the opposite surface of the heat source and the high-thermal-conductivity portion and having a lower thermal conductivity than the high-thermal-conductivity portion; and a temperature detector that detects a temperature of the heat source and is provided on the opposite surface of the heat source and at a position shifted from the high-thermal-conductivity portion and the low-thermal-conductivity portion in the transport direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Koyanagi, Takaaki Sato, Kazuyoshi Itoh, Toru Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200081379
    Abstract: A fixing device includes an endless belt that rotates in a circumferential direction and that comes into contact with a recording medium, which is transported, at an outer peripheral surface of the endless belt, a heat generating plate that includes at least one heat generating portion and extends in an axial direction of the endless belt in such a manner that a surface of the heat generating plate is in contact with an inner peripheral surface of the endless belt, the heat generating portion being formed in such a manner as to extend in the axial direction and in such a manner as to generate heat, a heat conducting unit that is in contact with a rear surface of a portion of the heat generating plate, the portion being different from a portion of the heat generating plate on which the heat generating portion is formed in a transport direction of the recording medium, and that conducts heat generated by the heat generating portion in the axial direction, an urging unit that urges the heat conducting unit towar
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi KOYANAGI, Takaaki SATO, Toru INOUE
  • Patent number: 10586989
    Abstract: Provided is an electrode mixture layer capable of reducing internal resistance by use of a carbon nanotube molding. The electrode mixture layer includes an active material and a conductor of carbon nanotubes in close contact with the surface of the active material, and the number density of the carbon nanotubes is 4 tubes/?m or more. The number density is defined as a value obtained by providing measurement lines on a scanning electron microscope image of a surface of the electrode mixture layer at 0.3 ?m intervals both longitudinally and laterally, measuring the total number of the carbon nanotubes being in close contact with the surface of the active material and intersecting the measurement lines, and dividing the total number of the carbon nanotubes by the total length of the measurement lines on the active material surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Tokune, Takuya Nishinuma, Takahiro Komori, Kenshi Inoue, Kiyoshi Tanaami, Takashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10578998
    Abstract: A fixing device includes an endless belt that rotates in a circumferential direction and that comes into contact with a recording medium, which is transported, at an outer peripheral surface of the endless belt, a heat generating plate that includes at least one heat generating portion and extends in an axial direction of the endless belt in such a manner that a surface of the heat generating plate is in contact with an inner peripheral surface of the endless belt, the heat generating portion being formed in such a manner as to extend in the axial direction and in such a manner as to generate heat, a heat conducting unit that is in contact with a rear surface of a portion of the heat generating plate, the portion being different from a portion of the heat generating plate on which the heat generating portion is formed in a transport direction of the recording medium, and that conducts heat generated by the heat generating portion in the axial direction, an urging unit that urges the heat conducting unit towar
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Koyanagi, Takaaki Sato, Toru Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200027743
    Abstract: The etching mask 80 for screen printing according to one embodiment of the present invention includes aliphatic polycarbonate. Further, the method of producing an oxide layer (the channel 44) according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: an etching-mask forming step of forming a pattern of the etching mask 80 including aliphatic polycarbonate; a contact step of, after the etching-mask forming step, contacting the oxide layer with a solution for dissolving a portion of the oxide layer (the channel 44) which is not protected by the etching mask 80; and a heating step of, after the contact step, heating the oxide layer (the channel 44) and the etching mask 80 to or above a temperature at which the etching mask 80 is decomposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Tatsuya SHIMODA, Kazuhiro FUKADA, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA, Nobutaka FUJIMOTO, Masahiro SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10507865
    Abstract: A steering apparatus includes a steering shaft; a steered shaft; a ball screw mechanism; and a motor. A plurality of rolling elements includes large-diameter rolling elements and small-diameter rolling elements. A prescribed diameter difference is set such that when a magnitude of power transmitted between a first screw groove and a second screw groove is a prescribed value or less, only the large-diameter rolling elements transmit the power between the first screw groove and the second screw groove, and when the magnitude of the power transmitted between the first screw groove and the second screw groove exceeds the prescribed value, both the large-diameter rolling elements and the small-diameter rolling elements transmit the power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Asakura, Kiyoshi Uchiyama, Hirotsune Suzuki, Shunji Inoue, Hirokazu Kondo
  • Patent number: 10400336
    Abstract: An aliphatic polycarbonate, an oxide precursor, and an oxide layer are provided, which are capable of controlling stringiness, when a thin film that can be employed for an electronic device or a semiconductor element is formed by a printing method. In an oxide precursor of the present invention, a compound of metal to be oxidized into a metal oxide is dispersed in a solution containing a binder (possibly including inevitable impurities) made of aliphatic polycarbonates, and an aliphatic polycarbonate having a molecular weight of 6000 or more and 400000 or less constitutes 80% by mass or more of all the aliphatic polycarbonates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimoda, Satoshi Inoue, Kazuhiro Fukada, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Nobutaka Fujimoto, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190210684
    Abstract: A saddle riding vehicle includes a pair of left and right front forks (2L, 2R) configured to support a front wheel (Wf), a front fender (3) supported by the pair of left and right front forks (2L, 2R) and configured to cover the front wheel (Wf) from above, and an object information acquisition device (13) configured to image an outer side of the vehicle. An upper wall of the front fender (3) has an opening section (12) facing outside of the vehicle, and the object information acquisition device (13) is disposed in the opening section (12) such that an information acquisition part (13a) faces outside of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Katagiri, Masahiro Miki, Taishi Inoue, Takeshi Konno, Atsushi Hatayama
  • Publication number: 20190214224
    Abstract: The vibration control system configured to control vibration of a vibration-controlled object is disclosed. The vibration control system comprises: (i) actuator units each including a piezoelectric element configured to expand and contract; (ii) a drive power source configured to supply drive voltages to the piezoelectric elements of the actuator units for causing the piezoelectric elements to expand and contract; (iii) a vibration detector configured to detect a status of vibration of the vibration-controlled object; and (iv) a vibration controller configured to control the vibration of the vibration-controlled object by controlling the voltages supplied by the drive power source to the piezoelectric elements of the actuator units based on the status of vibration detected by the vibration detector, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michihiro Kawaguchi, Kiminobu Akeno, Kiyoshi Nakaso, Keita Ideno, Shintaro Yamamoto, Keisuke Goto, Hitoshi Matsushita, Hirokazu Yoshioka, Ryouta Inoue, Yuuki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10340388
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a thin film transistor and a method for producing the same, which will easily achieve self-aligned formation of a source/drain region without through processes under a vacuum or a low pressure or with no use of expensive equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Tatsuya Shimoda, Nobutaka Fujimoto, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Shuichi Karashima
  • Patent number: 9895911
    Abstract: When trial printing is executed in a repeat printing mode, trial printing is performed in size of an image of one piece in a layout in which a plurality of images are supposed to be printed in the repeat printing mode normally. A user who has checked a finished state of the trial printing sets, when the finished state is in a desired state, the recording paper on which the trial printing is performed to the paper feed portion again and executes the repeat printing. Thereby, in a blank space excluding a print image which is printed with a first time trial printing, a scheduled quantity of a plurality of images are repeatedly printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170066263
    Abstract: When trial printing is executed in a repeat printing mode, trial printing is performed in size of an image of one piece in a layout in which a plurality of images are supposed to be printed in the repeat printing mode normally. A user who has checked a finished state of the trial printing sets, when the finished state is in a desired state, the recording paper on which the trial printing is performed to the paper feed portion again and executes the repeat printing. Thereby, in a blank space excluding a print image which is printed with a first time trial printing, a scheduled quantity of a plurality of images are repeatedly printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventor: Kiyoshi INOUE
  • Patent number: 9535383
    Abstract: When trial printing is executed in a repeat printing mode, trial printing is performed in size of an image of one piece in a layout in which a plurality of images are supposed to be printed in the repeat printing mode normally. A user who has checked a finished state of the trial printing sets, when the finished state is in a desired state, the recording paper on which the trial printing is performed to the paper feed portion again and executes the repeat printing. Thereby, in a blank space excluding a print image which is printed with a first time trial printing, a scheduled quantity of a plurality of images are repeatedly printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9007830
    Abstract: A nonvolatile memory apparatus includes a control unit, a main storage medium with an electrically reloadable nonvolatile memory adapted to be operable even when faulty memory cells exist therein, and a storage region storing registered address values of faulty regions of the main storage medium containing the faulty memory cells. Data which is stored in the electrically reloadable nonvolatile memory is divided into blocks, each block having a plurality of data to be administrated and which is assigned an access address by the control unit. An administrative information region is provided in each block. The control unit carries out access requests of the main storage medium and the administration of faulty regions and the number of occurrences of reloading of respective memory cells of the main storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Solid State Storage Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Kunihiro Katayama, Takayuki Tamura, Satoshi Watatani, Kiyoshi Inoue, Shigemasa Shiota, Masashi Naito
  • Publication number: 20140185380
    Abstract: In response to a read command received by a system interface unit for accessing a plurality of blocks of data stored in said non-volatile semiconductor memory, a controller carries out selective read operations of blocks of data to two memories from the non-volatile semiconductor memory. The controller also carries out parallel operations of data transferring a first block of data, which has already been subjected to error detection and error correction operations by an error correction unit, from one of the two memories to a host system via said system interface unit and of data transferring of a second block of data to be subjected to the error detection and error correction operation, from said non-volatile semiconductor memory to the other of the two memories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Solid State Storage Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Kunihiro Katayama, Takayuki Tamura, Satoshi Watatani, Kiyoshi INOUE, Shigemasa SHIOTA, Masashi NAITO