Patents by Inventor Makoto Furuki

Makoto Furuki 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: 20210299699
    Abstract: A fluidized-bed coating method includes: immersing at least part of a workpiece in a powder coating material contained in a fluidized-bed vessel while air is introduced from a bottom of the fluidized-bed vessel at an average air flow rate of 5 mm/min or higher and 20 mm/min or lower per unit area of the bottom so that a floating ratio of the powder coating material is 5% or higher and 20% or lower, the workpiece having a temperature higher than or equal to a softening temperature of the powder coating material and lower than or equal to a melting temperature of the powder coating material; taking the workpiece out of the powder coating material; and heating the powder coating material attached to the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Makoto FURUKI, Susumu YOSHINO, Hiroshi SAEGUSA, Satoshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210301150
    Abstract: A powder coating material for fluidized-bed coating has a volume average particle diameter D50v of 5 ?m or more and 20 ?m or less. The powder coating material shows an aerated flowability energy AE of 5 mJ or higher and lower than 100 mJ as measured with a powder rheometer using a vessel having a cross-sectional area with Ø50 mm under conditions of a rotary blade tip speed of 100 mm/sec, a rotary blade helix angle of ?5°, and an air flow rate of 20 ml/min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Makoto FURUKI, Susumu YOSHINO, Hiroshi SAEGUSA, Satoshi YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10745567
    Abstract: Provided is a powdered paint containing powdered particles and inorganic particles, the powdered paint having an attenuation factor AF[30-300] (%) represented by an absolute value of [(Q30?Q300)/Q30] is 30% or more and 60% or less, wherein Q30 represents electric charge amount in an adherent layer including 100 g/m2 of the powdered paint adhered to a substrate 30 seconds after forming the adherent layer, and Q300 represents electric charge amount in the adherent layer 300 seconds after forming the adherent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Mikami, Susumu Yoshino, Takeshi Agata, Hiroshi Saegusa, Minquan Tian, Makoto Furuki
  • Publication number: 20180273770
    Abstract: Provided is a powdered paint containing powdered particles and inorganic particles, the powdered paint having an attenuation factor AF[30-300] (%) represented by an absolute value of [(Q30?Q300)/Q30] is 30% or more and 60% or less, wherein Q30 represents electric charge amount in an adherent layer including 100 g/m2 of the powdered paint adhered to a substrate 30 seconds after forming the adherent layer, and Q300 represents electric charge amount in the adherent layer 300 seconds after forming the adherent layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato MIKAMI, Susumu YOSHINO, Takeshi AGATA, Hiroshi SAEGUSA, Minquan TIAN, Makoto FURUKI
  • Publication number: 20180022933
    Abstract: A powder coating material includes powder particles and inorganic particles and have a dielectric loss factor of from 40×10?3 to 150×10?3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu YOSHINO, Takeshi AGATA, Makoto FURUKI, Hiroshi SAEGUSA
  • Patent number: 9760034
    Abstract: There is provided a resin composition containing an infrared absorber as an inner salt, at least either a carboxylic acid ester or a phosphoric acid ester, and a resin; and an image forming material containing an infrared absorber as an inner salt, at least either a carboxylic acid ester or a phosphoric acid ester, and a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minquan Tian, Takahiro Ishizuka, Makoto Furuki, Shinji Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9632443
    Abstract: A powder coating apparatus includes a specific transport device that transports an object to be coated, and a specific applying unit, a specific heating device, and a specific control device, wherein the applying unit is disposed to oppose a surface to be coated of the transported object to be coated, applies a charged thermosetting powder coating material onto a surface to be coated of the object to be coated, and includes an applying section and a supplying section, the heating device heats a powder particle layer of the powder coating material so as to be thermally cured, and the control device controls a speed ratio between a transport speed of the object to be coated and a rotation speed of an applying member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Noda, Makoto Furuki, Masato Mikami
  • Patent number: 9464206
    Abstract: A thermosetting powder coating material includes powder particles that contain a core containing a thermosetting resin and a thermosetting agent, and a resin coating portion for coating a surface of the core, and of which a volume particle size distribution index GSDv is equal to or smaller than 1.50 and an average circularity is equal to or greater than 0.96.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Matsumura, Makoto Furuki
  • Publication number: 20160082469
    Abstract: A powder coating apparatus includes a specific transport device that transports an object to be coated, and a specific applying unit, a specific heating device, and a specific control device, wherein the applying unit is disposed to oppose a surface to be coated of the transported object to be coated, applies a charged thermosetting powder coating material onto a surface to be coated of the object to be coated, and includes an applying section and a supplying section, the heating device heats a powder particle layer of the powder coating material so as to be thermally cured, and the control device controls a speed ratio between a transport speed of the object to be coated and a rotation speed of an applying member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Akihiko NODA, Makoto FURUKI, Masato MIKAMI
  • Publication number: 20150361297
    Abstract: A powder coating material set for performing color matching by dry mixing of at least two kinds of powder coating materials having different colors is disclosed. The powder coating materials contain powder particles, and the powder particles contain a thermosetting resin and a thermosetting agent, and have a volume average particle diameter of 3 ?m to 10 ?m and a GSDv of equal to or smaller than 1.3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Masato MIKAMI, Makoto FURUKI, Satoshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20150353762
    Abstract: A thermosetting powder coating material includes powder particles that contain a core containing a thermosetting resin and a thermosetting agent, and a resin coating portion for coating a surface of the core, and of which a volume particle size distribution index GSDv is equal to or smaller than 1.50 and an average circularity is equal to or greater than 0.96.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuo MATSUMURA, Makoto FURUKI
  • Publication number: 20150093698
    Abstract: There is provided a resin composition containing an infrared absorber as an inner salt, at least either a carboxylic acid ester or a phosphoric acid ester, and a resin; and an image forming material containing an infrared absorber as an inner salt, at least either a carboxylic acid ester or a phosphoric acid ester, and a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minquan TIAN, Takahiro ISHIZUKA, Makoto FURUKI, Shinji HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 8971783
    Abstract: A fixing device includes an irradiation section that irradiates a recording medium with light, the recording medium having thereon an image formed by an image forming material to be fixed by absorbing light and being transported along a transporting path, and a preventing member that is provided with a first hole that allows the light to pass therethrough, and prevents the image forming material irradiated with the light from adhering to the irradiation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsubara, Naoyuki Egusa, Makoto Furuki
  • Patent number: 8918004
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a fixing unit that is disposed in a direction intersecting a transport direction in which a recording medium on which an image is formed using an image forming material is transported and that fixes the image forming material onto the recording medium in a noncontact manner with the recording medium, a varying unit that varies a length of the fixing unit in a direction perpendicular to the transport direction, and a controller that controls the fixing unit at an amount of power according to the length of the fixing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Egusa, Makoto Furuki
  • Patent number: 8859952
    Abstract: A recording medium includes a surface in which an infrared absorptance is less than a threshold value; and plural dot images that records information by an arrangement pattern formed on the surface, in which the infrared absorptance is equal to or more than the threshold value, and a specular gloss to infrared rays is equal to or less than 22%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Xo., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuka Ito, Shinji Hasegawa, Minquan Tian, Suguru Nakaso, Makoto Furuki
  • Patent number: 8818220
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first image-forming material that contains a colored pigment and a second image-forming material that contains the colored pigment having a concentration lower than that of the first image-forming material, a first image forming unit that forms a code image representing encoded information on a recording medium using the second image-forming material, and a second image forming unit that forms a non-code image at a position other than the position of the code image on the recording medium using an image-forming material other than the second image-forming material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suguru Nakaso, Yuka Ito, Makoto Furuki
  • Patent number: 8755728
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a fixing unit and a switching unit. The fixing unit includes an emitting unit that emits light and a housing that houses the emitting unit. The fixing unit fixes a toner image to a recording medium by emitting the light to a surface of the recording medium, the recording medium having the toner image formed thereon and having been transported to a predetermined fixing position that is away from the housing. The switching unit switches a state of the fixing device from a first state in which the housing and the recording medium are positioned away from each other to a second state in which the surface of the recording medium at the fixing position is sealed with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Egusa, Makoto Furuki, Akira Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20140099136
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a fixing unit that is disposed in a direction intersecting a transport direction in which a recording medium on which an image is formed using an image forming material is transported and that fixes the image forming material onto the recording medium in a noncontact manner with the recording medium, a varying unit that varies a length of the fixing unit in a direction perpendicular to the transport direction, and a controller that controls the fixing unit at an amount of power according to the length of the fixing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki EGUSA, Makoto FURUKI
  • Patent number: 8670681
    Abstract: An image inspection device includes an acquiring section that reads an image formed on an image carrying medium using an image forming material and acquires first inspection image information; and a decoloring section that leaves an infrared absorbent on the image carrying medium, and decolors a decolorable composition on the image carrying medium by physical treatment or chemical treatment, wherein the image forming material contains the infrared absorbent having an optical absorption peak in an infrared region, and the image forming material contains the decolorable composition having an optical absorption peak in a visible region in a color-developed state and being decolored by physical treatment or chemical treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Hasegawa, Yuka Ito, Suguru Nakaso, Makoto Furuki
  • Publication number: 20140064808
    Abstract: A fixing device includes an irradiation section that irradiates a recording medium with light, the recording medium having thereon an image formed by an image forming material to be fixed by absorbing light and being transported along a transporting path, and a preventing member that is provided with a first hole that allows the light to pass therethrough, and prevents the image forming material irradiated with the light from adhering to the irradiation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUBARA, Naoyuki EGUSA, Makoto FURUKI