Patents by Inventor Koichi Sato

Koichi Sato 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: 20170291203
    Abstract: A method for producing a metal sheet with raised lines uses a rolling mill including a roll stand and produces a metal sheet including, on each of an upper surface and a lower surface, a plurality of raised lines extending in a rolling direction. The method includes a preparing step, an incorporating step, and a forming step. In the preparing step, grooved rolls are prepared, each of the grooved rolls including a plurality of grooves in an outer peripheral surface. In the incorporating step, the grooved rolls are incorporated in the roll stand as an upper roll and a lower roll, respectively. In the forming step, a workpiece is rolled by the rolling mill and is formed into a metal sheet with raised lines formed corresponding to the respective grooves of the grooved rolls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Hitoshi NIKAIDO, Toru YONEBAYASHI, Koichi SATO, Daiki KAMADA
  • Publication number: 20170291208
    Abstract: A producing method of the press formed product includes a preparation step of preparing a metal sheet as a starting material; and a press working step of performing press working on the starting material. The press working step includes: during a time period from when pushing-in of the starting material into the die by the punch is started or immediately thereafter until the pushing-in of the punch with respect to the die reaches a predetermined distance short of a bottom dead point for the pushing-in, holding the pad at a position distant from the punch by the predetermined distance; when the pushing-in of the punch with respect to the die reaches the predetermined distance short of the bottom dead point, receiving the pad in the die; and continuing the pushing-in of the punch with respect to the die and the pad to the bottom dead point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Ryuichi NISHIMURA, Yoshiaki NAKAZAWA, Toru YONEBAYASHI, Koichi SATO
  • Publication number: 20170285565
    Abstract: An opening/closing mechanism is provided between a powder transport container removably attached to an apparatus housing and a powder receiving container provided in the apparatus housing to receive powder in the powder transport container as a result of a connection port communicating with a discharging port of the powder transport container. The opening/closing mechanism opens and closes the discharging port along with attachment and detachment of the powder transport container, and includes an opening/closing lid that opens the discharging port by being stopped by a part of the powder receiving container when the powder transport container is attached to the apparatus housing, a seal member, and a covering material that is provided on a surface of the opening/closing lid opposed to the seal member and has a protruding piece in contact with an edge portion of the connection port when the powder transport container is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi SATO, Yoshiyuki TAKASHIMA, Hibiki SASAKI, Tadashi SUTO
  • Patent number: 9752221
    Abstract: A steel sheet which uses steel sheet which contains the easily oxidizable elements Si and Mn as a base material and which is provided with a hot dip galvanized layer which is excellent in plating wettability and plating adhesion and a method of production of the same are provided. A hot dip galvanized steel sheet which is comprised of a steel sheet having a hot dip galvanized layer A on the surface of the steel sheet, characterized by having the following B layer right under the steel sheet surface and in the steel sheet: B layer: Layer which has thickness of 0.001 ?m to 0.5 ?m, which contains, based on mass of the B layer, one or more of Fe, Si, Mn, P, S, and Al oxides in a total of less than 50 mass %, which contains C, Si, Mn, P, S, and Al not in oxides in C: less than 0.05 mass %, Si: less than 0.1 mass %, Mn: less than 0.5 mass %, P: less than 0.001 mass %, S: less than 0.001 mass %, and Al: less than 0.005 mass % and which contains Fe not in oxides in 50 mass % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soshi Fujita, Shintaro Yamanaka, Koichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20170227634
    Abstract: A vehicle as a moving body is provided with an imaging device as first object detecting means and a radar apparatus as second object detecting means. The object recognition apparatus is provided with axis displacement learning means for learning an axis displacement of the reference axis X1 of the first object detecting means; axis displacement determining means for performing, based on an object detecting result of the first object detecting means and the second object detecting means, an axis displacement determination process for determining whether or not an axis displacement has occurred in the reference axis of the second object detecting means; and disabling means for disabling, based on a learning result of the axis displacement by the axis displacement learning means, information about an axis displacement of the second object detecting means acquired by the axis displacement determination process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Yusuke MATSUMOTO, Ryo TAKAKI, Akira ISOGAI, Ichiro AIZAWA, Jun TSUCHIDA, Koichi SATO
  • Patent number: 9720353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrophotographic intermediate transfer member that, even if an image is repeatedly and continuously transferred, can retain its transfer performance and can obtain an excellent image for a long time. The electrophotographic intermediate transfer member has a base layer and a surface layer, the surface layer has a matrix-domain structure in the cross section in the thickness direction, the matrix is formed of a binder resin, the domains contains a perfluoropolyether, and a microhardness of a surface of the electrophotographic intermediate transfer member measured by an ultramicro-hardness meter is 50 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Rieko Sakamoto, Koichi Sato, Kenji Onuma, Kimihiro Yoshimura, Naoto Kameyama, Yasushi Shimizu, Akira Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20170199315
    Abstract: Provided is a backlight unit, including: a light source allowing light having a light emission center wavelength of ? nm to exit; and a wavelength conversion member positioned on an optical path of the light exiting from the light source, in which the wavelength conversion member includes a wavelength conversion layer containing a fluorescent material which is excited by exciting light and emits fluorescent light, and a light scattering layer containing particles having a particle size of greater than or equal to 0.1 ?m in a matrix, an average refractive index n1 of the wavelength conversion layer satisfies a relationship of n1<n2 with respect to an average refractive index n2 of the matrix of the light scattering layer, and a light absorptivity of the light scattering layer at a wavelength of ? nm is less than or equal to 8.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi YONEMOTO, Eijiro IWASE, Koichi SATO
  • Patent number: 9702019
    Abstract: A quenched steel pipe member is formed of a GI galvanized steel pipe, in a middle section in a longitudinal direction of the GI galvanized steel pipe, a cross-section perpendicular to the longitudinal direction has a substantially V shape including a contact section at which opposite parts of an inner circumferential surface of the GI galvanized steel pipe come into contact with each other, the contact section is bonded using a Fe—Zn alloy phase, and a micro Vickers hardness at a location 50 ?m deep from a base material surface layer is 95% or more of a micro Vickers hardness at a location 200 ?m deep from the base material surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Fukushi, Koichi Sato, Satoshi Kato, Hideki Hamatani, Yoshiaki Hirota
  • Publication number: 20170189862
    Abstract: One object of the present invention is to provide a zeolite membrane that can achieve both practically sufficient separation performance and throughput and maintain the separation performance stably for a long period. Provided is a method of producing a zeolite membrane having CHA crystal structure on an intermediate layer of a porous support, wherein Si/Al (a molar ratio) of CHA zeolite particles is from 9.5 to 100.5 and, in an X-ray diffraction pattern obtained by applying X-ray onto a surface of the zeolite membrane, a peak intensity near 2?=18° is less than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Satoshi IMASAKA, Masaya ITAKURA, Yasuhisa HASEGAWA, Koichi SATO
  • Publication number: 20170192146
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member including a wavelength conversion layer containing quantum dots which are excited by exciting light and emit fluorescent light rays, in which the wavelength conversion layer includes base material films on at least one surface, and in the base material films, an absorbance of light at a wavelength of 450 nm measured by using an integrating sphere is less than 0.9%, and a total light ray transmittance is less than 92%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyoshi YAMADA, Koichi SATO
  • Patent number: 9661157
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an association unit and a transmission controller. The association unit associates an image among one or more images with at least one piece of transmission information among one or more pieces of transmission information on a display in accordance with a user operation. The one or more pieces of transmission information are information on the one or more images and each include a transmission method and a transmission destination. The transmission controller causes transmission of the image in accordance with the at least one piece of transmission information associated with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeo Miyata, Koichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20170107311
    Abstract: A method for producing an olefin polymer, in which an olefin compound is polymerized in the presence of a Lewis acid catalyst at a temperature of 0° C. or lower to obtain an olefin polymer, the method comprising a step of feeding a raw material liquid including the olefin compound to a reactor provided with a cooling unit, a step of polymerizing the olefin compound in the reactor to obtain a reaction liquid including the olefin polymer, a deactivation step of adding a deactivator to the reaction liquid taken out from the reactor to deactivate the Lewis acid catalyst, and a step of supplying the reaction liquid after the deactivation step to a cold recovery unit to recover cold from the reaction liquid, wherein the amount of the Lewis acid catalyst is 0.5×10?3 to 1.0×10?1 mol % based on the total amount of the olefin compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya CHIBA, Koichi SATO, Teruhisa KUROKI, Ryuichiro FURUSAWA, Takeshi OMATA
  • Publication number: 20170088922
    Abstract: A high-strength hot-dip galvanized steel sheet containing a main component, the steel sheet having at least 40 wt. % of ferrite as a main phase in terms of the volumetric ratio, and 8-60% inclusive of residual austenite, the remaining structure comprising one or more of bainite, martensite, or pearlite. Austenite particles within a range where the average residual stress (sigmaR) thereof satisfies the expression ?400 MPa<=sigmaR<=200 MPa (formula (1)) are present in an amount of 50% or more in the hot-dip galvanized steel sheet. The surface of the steel sheet has a hot-dip galvanized layer containing less than 7 wt. % of Fe, the remainder comprising Zn, Al and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi SATO, Shintaro YAMANAKA, Soshi FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20170080475
    Abstract: In a manufacturing method of sheared components, the shearing including a process of fixing a workpiece to a die, and a process of punching the workpiece by bringing a punch and the die relatively close to each other, is performed a plurality of times, and when a shearing sequence is started, the shearing is performed by using a punch including a first cutting edge having a first tip end surface which opposes the workpiece, and a first retracting surface which retracts from the first tip end surface considering an approaching direction to the die as a standard; and a die including a second cutting edge having a second tip end surface which opposes the workpiece, and a second retracting surface which retracts from the second tip end surface considering an approaching direction to the punch as a standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUNO, Koichi SATO, Takashi YASUTOMI
  • Publication number: 20170085969
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a concentrator, which has a first surface on which a measuring device, which measures an amount of electric power consumption, is arranged includes a housing, a communication module, a wireless communication module, a control module, a first antenna, and a second antenna. The housing includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall which are opposed in a first direction orthogonal to a direction of arrangement of the measuring device and the concentrator. The control module notifies a server of amounts of electric power consumption by using the wireless communication module. The first antenna is provided in proximity to the first sidewall. The second antenna is provided in proximity to the second sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventor: Koichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20170075296
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus including plural developing devices that are provided side by side in a direction that is defined by an image forming apparatus main body and respectively form insertion sections into or from which housings including photoreceptors are inserted or withdrawn in a longitudinal direction on one side in a direction in which the plural developing devices are arranged, an exit mechanism that is provided in the developing device, is disposed on an inlet side of the insertion section, and exits a developer on an inside of the developing device, and guide sections of at least two portions that are provided in at least one of the developing devices adjacent to the housing and guide the housing before a surface of the photoreceptor faces the exit mechanism in an insertion direction of the housing when the housing is inserted or withdrawn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hibiki SASAKI, Koichi SATO, Yoshiyuki TAKASHIMA, Atsushi FUNADA
  • Patent number: 9594344
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus including plural developing devices that are provided side by side in a direction that is defined by an image forming apparatus main body and respectively form insertion sections into or from which housings including photoreceptors are inserted or withdrawn in a longitudinal direction on one side in a direction in which the plural developing devices are arranged, an exit mechanism that is provided in the developing device, is disposed on an inlet side of the insertion section, and exits a developer on an inside of the developing device, and guide sections of at least two portions that are provided in at least one of the developing devices adjacent to the housing and guide the housing before a surface of the photoreceptor faces the exit mechanism in an insertion direction of the housing when the housing is inserted or withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hibiki Sasaki, Koichi Sato, Yoshiyuki Takashima, Atsushi Funada
  • Patent number: 9588221
    Abstract: In a radar apparatus, one frequency pair is extracted from among all frequency pairs, and an eigenvalue ratio in relation to the extracted pair is derived. The number of incoming waves is estimated according to the number of eigenvalue ratios each of which is not less than a reference threshold. Then, a proportion of the frequency pairs each estimated to have a plurality of incoming waves, relative to all frequency pairs (hereinafter referred to as plural detection proportion) is calculated as an evaluation value. These steps are repeated every time radar waves are transmitted and received. As a result, when a state where the plural detection proportion becomes not less than a specified proportion is detected over a specified number of cycles, it is determined that noise factor materials have adhered to a covering member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi Sato
  • Patent number: 9577339
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an antenna device includes a first antenna, a second antenna, a third antenna, a capacitor element, a high-frequency cable, and a base member. The first antenna includes a folded-type monopole element. The second antenna includes a monopole element. The third antenna includes a passive element. The capacitor element is between a feeding point and a stub in a backward-path portion of the first antenna. The high-frequency cable is connected to the feeding point. The base member is formed of a dielectric material and has first, second, and third surfaces located to extend in different directions. The first, second, and third antenna are located at the first, second, and third surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ippei Kashiwagi, Koichi Sato, Hiroyuki Hotta
  • Patent number: 9551055
    Abstract: A high-strength hot-dip galvanized steel sheet containing a main component, the steel sheet having at least 40 wt. % of ferrite as a main phase in terms of the volumetric ratio, and 8-60% inclusive of residual austenite, the remaining structure comprising one or more of bainite, martensite, or pearlite. Austenite particles within a range where the average residual stress (sigmaR) thereof satisfies the expression ?400 MPa<=sigmaR<=200 MPa (formula (1)) are present in an amount of 50% or more in the hot-dip galvanized steel sheet. The surface of the steel sheet has a hot-dip galvanized layer containing less than 7 wt. % of Fe, the remainder comprising Zn, Al and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Shintaro Yamanaka, Soshi Fujita