Patents by Inventor Koji Suzuki

Koji Suzuki 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: 11072573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to binaphthyl compounds of the formula (I), which are suitable as monomers for preparing polycarbonate resins having beneficial optical properties and which can be used for producing optical lenses: Formula (I) where X is C2-C4-alkandiyl or C1-C4-alkandiyl-C(O)—, where C(O) is bound to the oxygen atom of the hydroxyl group and where C2-C4-alkandiyl or C1-C4-alkandiyl, respectively, are unsubstituted or carry a phenyl ring; R and R? are identical or different and selected from mono or polycyclic aryl having from 6 to 36 carbon atoms and mono- or polycyclic hetaryl having a total of 5 to 36 atoms, which are ring members, where 1, 2, 3 or 4 of these atoms are selected from nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen, while the remainder of these atoms are carbon atoms, where mono- or polycyclic aryl and mono- or polycyclic hetaryl are unsubstituted or carry 1 or 2 radicals Ra, which are selected from the group consisting of CN, CH3, OCH3, O-phenyl, O-naphthyl, S-phenyl, S-naphthyl, CI or F; and, if
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Reuter Chemische Apparatebau E.K.
    Inventors: Karl Reuter, Vasyl Andrushko, Mark Kantor, Florian Stolz, Noriyuki Kato, Mitsuteru Kondo, Munenori Shiratake, Kentaro Ishihara, Shinya Ikeda, Shoko Suzuki, Koji Hirose, Kensuke Oshima, Shuya Nagayama
  • Publication number: 20210221739
    Abstract: Provided are a rheology modifier and a method for modifying water rheology for imparting thixotropy and viscosity to water, and a slurry composition having high viscosity and excellent resistance to separation in water and a method for producing such a slurry composition. A rheology modifier containing: (A) a sulfate or a salt thereof having a hydrocarbon group with 12 or more and 22 or less carbon atoms and an average number of moles of added alkylene oxide of 0 or more and 25 or less; and (B) a fatty acid alkanolamide having a fatty acid moiety with 10 or more and 22 or less carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Koji NAGASAWA, Kenichi SUZUKI, Hisato TERAI, Koji KOYANAGI, Ryu TANIMOTO, Kohei OKADA
  • Patent number: 11069748
    Abstract: A organic electroluminescence device includes: a plurality of pixels each including an organic layer and a second electrode in this order on a first electrode having light reflectivity, and each configured to emit light of one wavelength out of two or more different wavelengths, the organic layer including an organic electroluminescence layer; and a black matrix layer provided on light emission side of the second electrode, and having first apertures for the respective pixels. The black matrix layer has inclined surfaces inside the respective first apertures, and inclination angles of the inclined surfaces are set, based on emission wavelengths of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Kikuchi, Mamoru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11066268
    Abstract: A binding device includes a stacking device configured to receive sheets, a sheet alignment member configured to align the sheets on the stacking device, a binder configured to bind the sheets on the stacking device, a binder moving device configured to move the binder, and a retreat device configured to retreat the sheet alignment member from a range of movement of the binder. The retreat device retreats the sheet alignment member in response to a pressing force acting on the sheet alignment member in a direction of movement of the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuusuke Shibasaki, Kei Sasaki, Junya Suzuki, Koji Furuta, Yasuo Niikura, Kazuki Mishina, Kenji Hari, Yuuta Mori, Hisayoshi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20210213922
    Abstract: A controller and a control method capable of optimizing a braking force generated by a brake system are obtained. During deceleration of a motorcycle, the controller and the control method according to the invention obtain an estimated vehicle body speed Vbe of the motorcycle that is estimated on the basis of speed information of a wheel, obtain a corrected vehicle body speed Vbc that is obtained by correcting an actually-measured vehicle body speed of the motorcycle to a low-speed side, cause the brake system to generate the braking force that corresponds to the estimated vehicle body speed Vbe in a state where the estimated vehicle body speed Vbe is higher than the corrected vehicle body speed Vbc, and cause the brake system to generate the braking force that corresponds to the corrected vehicle body speed Vbc in a state where the estimated vehicle body speed Vbe is lower than the corrected vehicle body speed Vbc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Koji Suzuki, Shunsaku Ono
  • Publication number: 20210205234
    Abstract: A sustained release sheet that includes a drug for treating nerve injury, wherein the sheet is applied to a nerve injury site, can maintain a high concentration of the drug over a long period, and promotes nerve regeneration without stimulating the nerves, even when the sheet is implanted in the periphery of the nerve injury site. Also provided is a production method for the sheet. This sustained drug release sheet for treating nerve injury is a sheet including a non-woven fabric that is formed from nanofibers each containing a drug such as vitamin B12 and a biocompatible polymer such as a biodegradable aliphatic polyester, and is implanted in the periphery of the nerve injury site to promote nerve regeneration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicants: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE, NIPPON ZOKI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TANAKA, Kiyoshi OKADA, Hideki YOSHIKAWA, Koji SUZUKI, Mitsuhiro EBARA
  • Publication number: 20210123972
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a temperature sensor, a scan control circuit which generates scan chain selection information in accordance with a measurement result of the temperature sensor, a clock control circuit which generates one or more scan chain clock signals based on an external clock signal and the scan chain selection information, a pattern generation circuit which generates a test pattern, and a logic circuit which includes a plurality of scan chains and which receives the scan chain clock signals and the test pattern. The clock control circuit generates the scan chain clock signal in association with each scan chain. During a burn-in test, the logic circuit captures the test pattern into the scan chain associated with the scan chain clock signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Koji SUZUKI, Masaaki TANIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210119278
    Abstract: A cell count determination device is configured to determine a cell count of a battery pack having installed therein a plurality of battery cells. The cell count determination device includes a plurality of switch elements provided in association with the plurality of battery cells, which can be increased or decreased in number in the battery pack. Each of the switch elements is configured to enter a conductive state if, while connected to the battery pack, a corresponding battery cell is present, and enter a non-conductive state if the corresponding battery cell is not present. The cell count determination device further includes a determination unit that is configured to determine the cell count of the connected battery pack on the basis of a combination of conductive states and non-conductive states among the plurality of switch elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisao OHTAKE, Koji SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210118468
    Abstract: To provide a magnetic recording tape and the like that have excellent magnetic properties and exhibit a favorable SNR. There are provided a magnetic recording tape and the like including at least: a base layer that includes a long film having flexibility; and a magnetic layer formed on a side of one main surface of the base layer, in which an under layer and a seed layer are provided in the stated order from a side of the magnetic layer toward a side of the base layer between the magnetic layer and the base layer, the underlayer contains at least Co and Cr, and has an average atomic number ratio represented by the following formula (1): Co(100-y)Cry (where y is within a range of 37?y?45.), and the seed layer formed directly on the base layer has a film thickness of 5 nm or more and 30 nm or less, and contains Ti and O and has an average atomic number ratio represented by the following formula (2): Ti(100-x)Ox (where x?10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: JUNICHI TACHIBANA, SOGO OIKAWA, KOJI SUZUKI, TERUO SAI, TOMOE OZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210087672
    Abstract: A sputtering target according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a plate-shaped target body formed of a metal material. The target body includes a target portion and a base portion. The target portion has a sputtering surface. The base portion has a cooling surface and includes a gradient strength layer, the cooling surface being positioned on a side opposite to the sputtering surface and having hardness higher than that of the sputtering surface, the gradient strength layer having tensile strength that gradually decreases from the cooling surface toward the target portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Akira NAKAMURA, Hisashi IWASHIGE, Seiya NISHI, Hideto NAGASHIMA, Koji SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210075250
    Abstract: An electric power control device includes: an ECU; a DC power supply; a backup power supply which has a control power supply as an operation source, supplies electric power to the ECU when an electric power supply from a battery to the ECU is stopped, and supplies electric power to the DC power supply when an electric power supply from the battery to the DC power supply is stopped; a first ground line connected to a ground terminal of the DC power supply; a second ground line connected to a ground terminal of the backup power supply; a current path formation unit which electrically connects the first ground line to the second ground line and forms a path in which a current flows from the first ground line to the second ground line in one direction; and a noise minimizing component connected to the current path formation unit in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuya SUGANO, Kazutaka SENOO, Koji SUZUKI, Yasuhiko KONDO, Yasushi HORI
  • Patent number: 10856147
    Abstract: An identification information providing system includes a sending processor configured to send a predetermined signal including identification information; a managing processor configured to set or change identification information and manage predetermined identification information that is set or changed; and a receiving processor configured to be able to receive a predetermined signal to obtain predetermined identification information and perform synchronization, and to use a result of determining matching between obtained predetermined identification information and a received predetermined signal to determine whether the sending processor is an authorized sending processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10775720
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an image forming portion, a heating portion, a discharging portion, a cooling portion, and a controller. A toner amount per predetermined sheet area of a toner image formed on a sheet is a toner image density. A first toner image does not have regions where the toner image density is a predetermined first density or more, and when the first toner image is formed on the sheet, the controller executes an operation in a first mode. A second toner image includes the region, and when the second toner image is formed on the sheet, the controller executes an operation in a second mode higher in cooling power than the first mode irrespective of a toner amount of the second toner image over entirety of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200235132
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention are a method for manufacturing a thin-film transistor, an array substrate, and a display device. The method includes: forming a buffer layer on a substrate; forming a polysilicon layer on the buffer layer; performing a patterning process on the polysilicon layer, to form an active layer; depositing a gate insulating layer on the active layer; depositing a gate metal layer on the gate insulating layer, and performing dry etching on the gate metal layer by using the patterning process and by using a gas containing CO as an etching gas, to form a gate; performing ion implantation on the active layer by using the gate as a mask, to form a source region and a drain region; and depositing a passivation layer on the gate, forming through holes in the gate insulating layer and the passivation layer, and manufacturing a source and a drain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Koji SUZUKI, Zhuo CHEN, Yixian ZHANG, Fan ZHANG, Siyu REN, Junhai SU, Jianhua LI
  • Patent number: 10605693
    Abstract: Provided is a reaction force measuring device comprising: a receiving portion 12; a movable portion 13 arranged in a manner spaced from the receiving portion 12 and capable of moving toward the receiving portion 12, the movable portion having a sandwiching space a formed between itself and the receiving portion 12, into which sandwiching space a hose H can be inserted from a direction crossing a longitudinal direction of the hose; and a measuring portion 14 configured to measure a reaction force of the hose H generated when the hose is pressed and applied with a load as the movable portion 13 moves toward the receiving portion 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Suzuki, Taisuke Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10502344
    Abstract: A hose includes an inner tube rubber layer, a woven material underlayer having a woven base material made of polyamide (PA) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and a reinforcing material layer, which are sequentially laminated on the inner rube rubber layer in this order. Following relationship formula (1) is to be satisfied, A·t+B·C<D??(1) wherein “A” represents SO42? concentration in the inner tube rubber layer (unit: mol/mm3), “t” represents thickness of the inner tube rubber layer (unit: mm), “B” represents SO42? concentration per 1 g of the woven base material (unit: mol/g), “C” represents mass of the woven base material per unit area of the woven material underlayer (unit: g/mm2), and “D” represents a constant of 2.5×10?9 (unit: mol/mm2). 100 pbm of a rubber component contains at least 60 pbm of acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) and t?0.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Suzuki, Teppei Shibata, Youhei Tsunenishi, Taichi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190361513
    Abstract: A portable terminal 1 having a battery 11 obtains a congestion level indicating people-related congestion in a range including a point where a specific function of the portable terminal 1 is expected to be executed. Based on the congestion level, the portable terminal 1 performs a reduction process for reducing power consumption of the battery 11 before arriving at the above point, where the specific function is expected to be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro TOMODA, Koji SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190294084
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion, a heating portion, a discharging portion, a cooling portion, and a controller. A toner amount per predetermined sheet area of a toner image formed on a sheet is a toner image density. When a first toner image in which a region where the toner image density is a predetermined first density or more is absent is formed on the sheet, the controller executes an operation in a first mode. When a second toner image in which the region is present is formed on the sheet, the controller executes an operation in a second mode higher in cooling power than the first mode irrespective of a toner amount of the second toner image over entirety of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventor: Koji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10239884
    Abstract: There is provided a series of coelenterazine (CTZ) derivatives as a substrate with high luminescence intensity, which is optimal for maximum luminescence wavelengths at both 400 nm (blue-shifted RLuc luminescence system) and 500 nm (ALuc luminescence system) for bioassays which is more sensitive than known techniques. The novel CTZ derivatives are compounds in which a specific position(s) of the CTZ is/are substituted with a specific substituent(s) as shown, for example, by the Formula [I], and has a higher luminescence intensity than known CTZ derivatives in blue-shifted RLuc luminescence system or ALuc luminescence system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: KEIO UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Koji Suzuki, Daniel Citterio, Ryo Nishihara, Sung-Bae Kim, Moritoshi Sato, Takahiro Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20190083415
    Abstract: Provided is a sustained release sheet that includes a drug for treating nerve injury, wherein the sheet is applied to a nerve injury site, can maintain a high concentration of the drug over a long period, and promotes nerve regeneration without stimulating the nerves, even when the sheet is implanted in the periphery of the nerve injury site. Also provided is a production method for the sheet. This sustained drug release sheet for treating nerve injury is a sheet comprising a non-woven fabric that is formed from nanofibers each containing a drug such as vitamin B12 and a biocompatible polymer such as a biodegradable aliphatic polyester, and is implanted in the periphery of the nerve injury site to promote nerve regeneration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicants: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE, NIPPON ZOKI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TANAKA, Kiyoshi OKADA, Hideki YOSHIKAWA, Koji SUZUKI, Mitsuhiro EBARA