Patents by Inventor Koji Miyake

Koji Miyake 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: 11079711
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a rotatable cylindrical component to be cleaned, and a bar brush having a base substrate and bristles. The base substrate of the bar brush is located at a fixed position relative to the component to be cleaned. The bristles extend from the base substrate to contact the component to be cleaned. The bristles have free ends that form a tip end surface of the bar brush. The tip end surface has a curved shape that conforms with a surface of the component, when the bristles are not in contact with the surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Koji Miyake, Satoru Furuya, Kensuke Nakajima, Shun Ikeura
  • Patent number: 11072506
    Abstract: An imaging system comprises a pair of belt rollers to drive an endless belt along a belt path, the pair of belt rollers comprising a first roller and a second roller. A steering roller is located between the first roller and the second roller. The steering roller is tiltable to engage the endless belt. A wheel is located at an end of the first roller in abutment with an edge of the endless belt, to move along a rotation axis of the first roller, in an outward direction, when the endless belt shifts toward the wheel. A link mechanism transfers a movement of the wheel in the outward direction, to a tilting of the steering roller, in order to urge the endless belt to shift away from the wheel toward the belt path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Koji Miyake, Satoru Hori, Yuji Aoshima, Kensuke Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20210223720
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a pair of belt rollers, a steering roller, a wheel, and a link mechanism. The pair of belt rollers includes a first roller and a second roller to drive an endless belt along a belt path. The steering roller is between the first roller and the second roller. The steering roller is tiltable to engage the endless belt. The wheel is at an end of the first roller in abutment with an edge of the endless belt, to move in an outward direction along a rotation axis of the first roller, when the endless belt shifts away from the belt path toward the wheel. The link mechanism is between the wheel and the steering roller to tilt the steering roller in response to a sliding movement of the wheel in the outward direction, to urge the endless belt to shift toward the belt path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Koji MIYAKE, Satoru HORI, Kensuke NAKAJIMA, Yuji AOSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210218870
    Abstract: There is disclosed a camera module manufacturing apparatus for joining together a lens unit that incorporates a taking lens and a sensor board to which an image sensor is attached. The camera module manufacturing apparatus includes an optical unit including a collimator lens and a measurement chart for forming an image of the measurement chart on the image sensor through the taking lens. The relative position of the lens unit and the sensor board is adjusted based on an image signal obtained by converting, using the image sensor, an image of the measurement chart that is formed on the image sensor by the optical unit. The measurement chart is disposed to be tilted with respect to a plane that is perpendicular to an optical axis of the collimator lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicants: PFA Corporation, TIETECH CO., LTD, CHUNICHI SUWA Optoelectronics Co., Ltd., SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventors: Tsukasa YAMAMOTO, Fujio ASANO, Hideho MIYAKE, Koji IMAGAWA, Hiroki TAKAGAKI, Shingo NATORI
  • Patent number: 11062160
    Abstract: A server analyzes feature information including a whole body and a face of a person reflected in each of video images from a plurality of monitoring cameras and stores a whole body image and a face image as an analysis result. In response to designation of the whole body image and the face image of a person of interest, a client terminal sends a request for execution of each of first collation processing and second collation processing to the server. When a person matching at least one of the whole body image and the face image of the person of interest is specified by at least one of the first collation processing and the second collation processing, the server sends an alarm notification to the client terminal that the person of interest is found to the client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takamitsu Arai, Takashi Kamio, Koji Kawamoto, Yuumi Miyake, Eisaku Miyata
  • Publication number: 20210208524
    Abstract: A belt driving device to drive an endless belt, includes a drive roller and a suspension roller which extend in a first direction and face each other in a second direction. The belt driving device includes a steering roller located between the drive roller and the suspension roller in a tiltable manner. A pulley (or wheel) is located at an end portion of the steering roller. The belt driving device includes a link mechanism which presses the end portion of the steering roller to tilt the steering roller with the movement of the pulley (or wheel).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Koji MIYAKE, Satoru HORI, Yuji AOSHIMA, Kensuke NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20210156021
    Abstract: A hard carbon film that forms a sliding surface of a sliding member, wherein the hard carbon film includes terminal atoms that bond to carbon atoms and has a plurality of protruding shaped parts, part of which protrude from the surface thereof, with the periphery of each of the plurality of protruding shaped parts being terminated by a terminal atom. A manufacturing method for the hard carbon film for producing the hard carbon film on a sliding surface of the sliding member using arc vapor deposition having graphite as the vaporization source, wherein a gas containing the terminal atoms that bond to carbon atoms is introduced, and the plurality of protruding shaped parts is grown on the surface of the hard carbon film while terminating the periphery of the plurality of protruding shaped parts by bonding of the terminal atoms to carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON ITF, INC.
    Inventors: Takehiko OOSHIRO, Yukako FUKUTANI, Koji MIYAKE
  • Publication number: 20200299083
    Abstract: An imaging system comprises a pair of belt rollers to drive an endless belt along a belt path, the pair of belt rollers comprising a first roller and a second roller. A steering roller is located between the first roller and the second roller. The steering roller is tiltable to engage the endless belt. A wheel is located at an end of the first roller in abutment with an edge of the endless belt, to move along a rotation axis of the first roller, in an outward direction, when the endless belt shifts toward the wheel. A link mechanism transfers a movement of the wheel in the outward direction, to a tilting of the steering roller, in order to urge the endless belt to shift away from the wheel toward the belt path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Koji MIYAKE, Satoru HORI, Yuji AOSHIMA, Kensuke NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 10634249
    Abstract: A piston ring in which carbon films with film qualities optimized to be adapted to required performance are formed on an outer circumferential sliding surface and top and bottom surfaces thereof with good productivity is provided, and a high-performance engine which employs the piston ring is also provided. In the piston ring, a carbon film is formed on an outer circumferential sliding surface and top and bottom surfaces. The carbon film contains a stacking of at least two types of carbon film layers with different film qualities, and a thickness ratio of the two types of carbon film layers is different between the outer circumferential sliding surface and the top and bottom surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: Nippon ITF, Inc., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiko Ooshiro, Koji Miyake, Masanori Tsujioka, Satoshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10561828
    Abstract: A treatment tool for an endoscope of the present invention includes a sheath, a balloon provided at the sheath and configured to be expandable to an inflated state from a reduced diameter state by injecting a fluid, a shaft member inserted through an inside of the balloon and configured to extend along a longitudinal axis of the sheath from a distal end of the balloon to a proximal end thereof, and an adhering portion provided on a side of an inner surface of a central portion of the balloon in a direction of the longitudinal axis, formed of an adhering material applied or adhered to the shaft member and configured to hold the central portion in a state in which the central portion is reduced in diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Onishi, Masaru Yuasa, Koji Miyake, Norichika Fukushima, Shunsuke Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 10458548
    Abstract: Provided is a piston ring having excellent low-friction properties and abrasion resistance manufactured without the need for precision control using an ordinary film formation device that does not have a special function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON ITF, INC., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiko Ooshiro, Koji Miyake, Masanori Tsujioka, Satoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20190310581
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a rotatable cylindrical component to be cleaned, and a bar brush having a base substrate and bristles. The base substrate of the bar brush is located at a fixed position relative to the component to be cleaned. The bristles extend from the base substrate to contact the component to be cleaned. The bristles have free ends that form a tip end surface of the bar brush. The tip end surface has a curved shape that conforms with a surface of the component, when the bristles are not in contact with the surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Koji MIYAKE, Satoru FURUYA, Kensuke NAKAJIMA, Shun IKEURA
  • Patent number: 10358558
    Abstract: A water-absorbent resin composition is provided which shows only small reduction in liquid permeability and limited coloring over time or in relation to another factor. The water-absorbent resin composition (particulate absorbent agent) of the present invention contains: a polycarboxylate-based water-absorbent resin as a primary component, the resin having a crosslinked structure formed by polymerization of an acid group-containing unsaturated monomer; and multivalent metal cations (preferably, on surfaces of particles (i.e., the water-absorbent resin composition)) wherein: the multivalent metal cations other than Fe cations account for 0.001 to 1 mass % of the water-absorbent resin; and the ratio of the Fe cations to the multivalent metal cations other than the Fe cations is less than or equal to 5.00 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nakamura, Koji Miyake, Taku Iwamura, Yusuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180333681
    Abstract: The hollow fiber membrane module contains a hollow fiber membrane bundle having bundled hollow fiber membranes, a housing with an internal space formed in which the hollow fiber membrane bundle is housed and a gas supply portion which disperses cleaning gas for the hollow fiber membrane in the internal space. The internal space has an upper space in which an upper-side part of the hollow fiber membrane is positioned and a lower space in which a lower-side part of the hollow fiber membrane is positioned. The gas supply portion is provided with pipe vent holes which disperse gas in the housing at a position in the upper space and diffusing vent holes which disperse gas in the housing at a position below the lower space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki NAKANISHI, Koji MIYAKE, Kazuma INOUE
  • Patent number: 10077839
    Abstract: Provided are a piston ring which, even when a sleeve constituted of an aluminum alloy is used, can sufficiently show the required low frictional properties, wear resistance, and low counterpart-material attacking properties, and a process for producing the piston ring. The piston ring has a rigid carbon film formed as the outermost layer thereof and serving as a sliding surface with a sleeve constituted of an aluminum alloy, wherein the rigid carbon film gives an X-ray diffraction pattern that has peaks assigned to graphite crystals. The rigid carbon film of the piston ring is formed using a chemical vapor deposition method. The rigid carbon film of the piston ring has a hydrogen content which is at least 20 atm % but lower than 30 atm %, and gives a Raman spectrum in which the ratio of the area (ID) of D-band peaks to the area (IG) of G-band peaks, ID/IG, is 0.5-2.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko Ooshiro, Koji Miyake, Satoshi Yoshida, Eishi Fujimagari, Takeyuki Yamasaki, Hidetoshi Chiba
  • Publication number: 20180238450
    Abstract: Provided is a piston ring having excellent low-friction properties and abrasion resistance manufactured without the need for precision control using an ordinary film formation device that does not have a special function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicants: NIPPON ITF, INC., Honda Motor Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiko OOSHIRO, Koji MIYAKE, Masanori TSUJIOKA, Satoshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180231125
    Abstract: A piston ring in which carbon films with film qualities optimized to be adapted to required performance are formed on an outer circumferential sliding surface and top and bottom surfaces thereof with good productivity is provided, and a high-performance engine which employs the piston ring is also provided. In the piston ring, a carbon film is formed on an outer circumferential sliding surface and top and bottom surfaces. The carbon film contains a stacking of at least two types of carbon film layers with different film qualities, and a thickness ratio of the two types of carbon film layers is different between the outer circumferential sliding surface and the top and bottom surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicants: Nippon ITF, Inc., Honda Motor Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiko OOSHIRO, Koji MIYAKE, Masanori TSUJIOKA, Satoshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180201788
    Abstract: A water-absorbent resin composition is provided which shows only small reduction in liquid permeability and limited coloring over time or in relation to another factor. The water-absorbent resin composition (particulate absorbent agent) of the present invention contains: a polycarboxylate-based water-absorbent resin as a primary component, the resin having a crosslinked structure formed by polymerization of an acid group-containing unsaturated monomer; and multivalent metal cations (preferably, on surfaces of particles (i.e., the water-absorbent resin composition)) wherein: the multivalent metal cations other than Fe cations account for 0.001 to 1 mass % of the water-absorbent resin; and the ratio of the Fe cations to the multivalent metal cations other than the Fe cations is less than or equal to 5.00 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Masatoshi NAKAMURA, Koji MIYAKE, Taku IWAMURA, Yusuke WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180153536
    Abstract: A treatment instrument for an endoscope is equipped with a sheath; and a balloon which is provided at the sheath, the balloon being configured to be expandable to an unfolded inflated shape from a folded initial shape by supplying a fluid, the balloon having a first region and a second region provided at both end portions in a longitudinal direction, and an intermediate section provided between the first region and the second region. In the initial shape of the balloon, an amount of residual strain of the intermediate section is larger than the amount of residual strain of the first region and the amount of residual strain of the second region. When an internal pressure of the balloon has a first internal pressure value, the first region and the second region are unfolded to be faster than the intermediate section, thereby having a greater diameter than the intermediate section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji ONISHI, Koji MIYAKE, Norichika FUKUSHIMA, Masaru YUASA
  • Publication number: 20180140812
    Abstract: A treatment tool for an endoscope of the present invention includes a sheath, a balloon provided at the sheath and configured to be expandable to an inflated state from a reduced diameter state by injecting a fluid, a shaft member inserted through an inside of the balloon and configured to extend along a longitudinal axis of the sheath from a distal end of the balloon to a proximal end thereof, and an adhering portion provided on a side of an inner surface of a central portion of the balloon in a direction of the longitudinal axis, formed of an adhering material applied or adhered to the shaft member and configured to hold the central portion in a state in which the central portion is reduced in diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji ONISHI, Masaru YUASA, Koji MIYAKE, Norichika FUKUSHIMA, Shunsuke MIYAUCHI