Patents by Inventor Makoto Kikuchi

Makoto Kikuchi 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: 11467516
    Abstract: The powder container includes a container body containing a powder for image formation, the powder being to be supplied to a powder replenishing device; a conveyor configured to convey the powder from one end in a longitudinal direction to the other end at which a cylindrical container opening is formed, the conveyor being provided inside the container body; a gear configured to rotate the conveyor with an external driving force; a container cover configured to cover the gear, the container cover having a gear exposing hole for partially exposing a gear tooth; and a nozzle receiver configured to guide the conveying nozzle inside of the container body, the nozzle receiver being provided on the container opening. The container cover includes a container engaged portion provided outer than the tooth of the gear in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Tsukuru Kai, Junichi Matsumoto, Makoto Komatsu, Tadashi Hayakawa, Yuzuru Ozawa, Shinji Tamaki, Kenji Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20220295157
    Abstract: A content providing system is provided that includes a client terminal and a server, and provides content based on a use state of the client terminal. The client terminal includes a client control unit and a display unit. The server includes a client terminal management unit, a content recording unit, a content management unit, a content distribution control unit, and a distribution condition management unit. The client control unit secures a content frame based on a distribution condition notified from the distribution condition management unit, and transmits a distribution request of the content to the content distribution control unit. The content distribution control unit extracts and distributes the content from the content recording unit, and the client control unit displays the content distributed by the content distribution control unit on the display unit within the content frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Osamu KIKUCHI, Yasuaki TSUNEMI, Yukiko EINAGA, Tomonori KAIZAKI, Makoto KAWAMURA, Satoshi KOBAYASHI, Tomomi ABE, Xuan HAN, Ryuki KITAGAWA
  • Patent number: 11392339
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that transmits print data and a print quality requirement to a control system that controls a printing apparatus to output a printed product satisfying required print quality, includes a reception unit configured to receive print data, a display control unit configured to display, on a display unit, a user interface that prompts a user to select a setting of print quality of the print data from among predetermined options, a generation unit configured to generate quality requirement data suitable for an option selected via the user interface, and a transmission unit configured to transmit, to the control system, the print data received by the reception unit and the quality requirement data generated by the generation unit, wherein the quality requirement data includes at least information indicating an acceptable range of a color difference between a standard color value and a colorimetric value of the printed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shou Kikuchi, Yuuki Maeda, Takaaki Yano, Ryo Fujita, Makoto Anno, Hirotomo Tanaka, Kosuke Tsujita, Hiroyuki Toriyabe, Satoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20220211067
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a powder composition having an excellent ability to retain fragrance components derived from tea leaves. In a powder composition comprising a tea leaf extract, a dextrin is added to adjust the molecular weight distribution of the composition such that the percentage of a molecular weight fraction of not less than 250,000 falls within the range of from 0.5 to 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Daisaku Yonezawa, Makoto Otsuka, Takashi Mukai, Takeshi Nakajima, Keita Kikuchi, Yuji Hirayama, Taisuke Osanai, Taishu Hamaba
  • Publication number: 20220214842
    Abstract: A printing system provides an efficient operation process by automating work for producing a print product that meets quality terms requested by a customer with an information format for transferring quality terms or a quality report. A control method for an information processing apparatus includes receiving order data including quality request data from an order receiving system, interpreting the received quality request data, generating a job containing information that is used for quality adjustment to be performed by a production system, based on the interpreted quality request data, and sending the job to the production system. The job containing quality request data in a data format that is same as a data format of the received quality request data is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto Anno, Ryo Fujita, Hirotomo Tanaka, Kosuke Tsujita, Shou Kikuchi, Yuuki Maeda, Takaaki Yano, Hiroyuki Toriyabe, Satoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20220106673
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy member capable of suppressing deterioration in ductility thereof. In the method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy member, an aluminum alloy casting material that contains 2.0 to 5.5 mass % of Cu, and 4.0 to 7.0 mass % of Si in which a content of Mg is 0.5 mass % or less, a content of Zn is 1.0 mass % or less, a content of Fe is 1.0 mass % or less, a content of Mn is 0.5 mass % or less and the balance is made of Al and inevitable impurities is used. The method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy member includes a heating and holding step of heating and holding the aluminum alloy casting material within a solid-liquid coexisting temperature region; and a quenching step of rapidly cooling the aluminum alloy casting material after performing the heating and holding step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke YOKOTA, Hirotsune WATANABE, Makoto KIKUCHI, Hiroshi KAWAHARA, Yasushi IWATA, Jun YAOKAWA, Kazuma HIBI
  • Patent number: 11216836
    Abstract: A computer system performs display control to display a reward advertisement at a given screen switching timing, a screen switching timing due to start or end of a game progress unit, or a timing at which a game progression satisfies a given change condition. The computer system gives a reward for watching the advertisement to a player. The reward is set based on user data and/or play data of the player related to the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Onda, Daisuke Omori, Makoto Kikuchi, Yuki Matsuba, Masayuki Oda, Tatsuya Shioiri
  • Patent number: 11214857
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy member capable of suppressing deterioration in ductility thereof. In the method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy member, an aluminum alloy casting material that contains 2.0 to 5.5 mass % of Cu, and 4.0 to 7.0 mass % of Si in which a content of Mg is 0.5 mass % or less, a content of Zn is 1.0 mass % or less, a content of Fe is 1.0 mass % or less, a content of Mn is 0.5 mass % or less and the balance is made of Al and inevitable impurities is used. The method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy member includes a heating and holding step of heating and holding the aluminum alloy casting material within a solid-liquid coexisting temperature region; and a quenching step of rapidly cooling the aluminum ally casting material after performing the heating and holding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Yokota, Hirotsune Watanabe, Makoto Kikuchi, Hiroshi Kawahara, Yasushi Iwata, Jun Yaokawa, Kazuma Hibi
  • Patent number: 11202962
    Abstract: An advertisement that has been watched by a friend but has not been watched by a target player is controlled to be displayed at a timing satisfying a timing condition defining a timing at which the advertisement is displayed, in a game played by the target player. At that time, information indicating that the advertisement has been watched by the friend is also controlled to be displayed. A reward for watching the advertisement is given to the target player. The reward changes in accordance with the number of the friends who have watched the advertisement and a friendship level of the friend. The target player is further notified that the advertisement has been watched by the friend, and thus the reward has changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Onda, Daisuke Omori, Makoto Kikuchi, Yuki Matsuba, Masayuki Oda, Tatsuya Shioiri
  • Patent number: 11188942
    Abstract: When a player sets an acquisition target item to be an item he or she wants at a timing of creating a plan, actually required points that are required for acquiring the acquisition target item is determined. Then, options of the advertisement plan in which one or a plurality of advertisements are listed so that watching points reaching the actually required points can be acquired, from options of advertisements that can be watched in exchange for the watching points. When any of the plans is selected and confirmed, an advertisement is displayed based on the plan, and the watching points are given to the player. When the sum of the watching points given reaches the actually required points, the acquisition target item in the plan is given to the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Omori, Makoto Kikuchi, Yuki Matsuba, Masayuki Oda, Akio Onda, Tatsuya Shioiri
  • Patent number: 11107885
    Abstract: A semiconductor film includes a cluster of semiconductor quantum dots each having a metal atom and ligands coordinating to respective semiconductor quantum dots, and the semiconductor quantum dots have an average shortest inter-dot distance of less than 0.45 nm. A solar cell, a light-emitting diode, a thin film transistor, and an electronic device include the semiconductor film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Ono, Makoto Kikuchi, Atsushi Tanaka, Masayuki Suzuki, Yoshihiko Kanemitsu
  • Patent number: 10886421
    Abstract: A semiconductor film, including: an assembly of semiconductor quantum dots containing a metal atom; and a ligand that is coordinated to the semiconductor quantum dots and that is represented by the following Formula (A): wherein, in Formula (A), X1 represents NH, S, or O; each of X2 and X3 independently represents NH2, SH, or OH; and each of n and m independently represents an integer from 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Ono, Makoto Kikuchi, Atsushi Tanaka, Masayuki Suzuki, Yoshihiko Kanemitsu
  • Publication number: 20200394670
    Abstract: A computer system performs display control to display a reward advertisement at a given screen switching timing, a screen switching timing due to start or end of a game progress unit, or a timing at which a game progression satisfies a given change condition. The computer system gives a reward for watching the advertisement to a player. The reward is set based on user data and/or play data of the player related to the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Akio ONDA, Daisuke OMORI, Makoto KIKUCHI, Yuki MATSUBA, Masayuki ODA, Tatsuya SHIOIRI
  • Patent number: 10773300
    Abstract: A casting apparatus includes: a mold including a first mold segment and a second mold segment; and a transfer device that is configured to transfer a core to the first mold segment and place the core in the first mold segment, and to receive and transfer a casting. The transfer device includes a support part, a robot arm, a core grasping mechanism being provided on the support part, and a casting receiving part being provided on the support part. The transfer device is configured such that the robot arm moves the core grasping mechanism so as to place the core in the first mold segment, and moves the casting receiving part so as to receive the casting by the casting receiving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Tomita, Tadashi Nakahashi, Makoto Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20190284669
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy member capable of suppressing deterioration in ductility thereof. In the method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy member, an aluminum alloy casting material that contains 2.0 to 5.5 mass % of Cu, and 4.0 to 7.0 mass % of Si in which a content of Mg is 0.5 mass % or less, a content of Zn is 1.0 mass % or less, a content of Fe is 1.0 mass % or less, a content of Mn is 0.5 mass % or less and the balance is made of Al and inevitable impurities is used. The method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy member includes a heating and holding step of heating and holding the aluminum alloy casting material within a solid-liquid coexisting temperature region; and a quenching step of rapidly cooling the aluminum ally casting material after performing the heating and holding step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke YOKOTA, Hirotsune WATANABE, Makoto KIKUCHI, Hiroshi KAWAHARA, Yasushi IWATA, Jun YAOKAWA, Kazuma HIBI
  • Patent number: 10189132
    Abstract: A core grasping apparatus according to the present disclosure grasps a core including a core main body and a core print provided at one end of the core main body. The core grasping apparatus includes: a first holding device and a second holding device respectively including expandable and contractible first and second holding parts; and a turning suppression part configured to suppress the core from turning upon the core print being grasped by the first holding device and the second holding device. The first holding device and the second holding device grasp the core print by respectively expanding the first holding part and the second holding part, and the turning suppression part applies a force that suppresses a turning moment acting on the core to the core print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Tanaka, Makoto Kikuchi, Tsubasa Ito, Tadashi Nakahashi, Masaki Kobune
  • Patent number: 10059572
    Abstract: Provided is a core grasping method of grasping a core using a core grasping apparatus. The core grasping apparatus includes grasping devices respectively having expandable and contractible grasping parts. The core includes holes, and at least one of the holes has an inside diameter that decreases in the opposite direction from a direction of a turning moment occurring on the core. The core grasping method involves, when grasping the core, expanding the grasping parts inserted in the holes so as to bring the grasping parts into contact with inner walls of the holes of the core, and grasping the core and applying a force that suppresses the turning moment to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Tanaka, Makoto Kikuchi, Tsubasa Ito, Mitsuhiro Ishikura, Masaki Kobune
  • Patent number: 10046924
    Abstract: A core conveying device includes a plurality of holding devices, a support section, a moving device, and a mounting table. The support section has a hole formed at a position corresponding to a positioning pin and is connected so as to slide in a horizontal direction with respect to the moving device. A size of a lower end opening of the hole is larger than a size of an upper end of the positioning pin. The support section is configured such that, when the support section is moved downward so as to grip the core, as the positioning pin abuts against an inner surface of the hole and the support section slides in the horizontal direction with respect to the moving device, a position of the support section in the horizontal direction with respect to the core is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Kikuchi, Tsubasa Ito, Yoshitaka Tanaka, Tadashi Nakahashi
  • Patent number: 10050161
    Abstract: A semiconductor film, including: an assembly of semiconductor quantum dots containing a metal atom; and at least one ligand that is coordinated to the semiconductor quantum dots and that is selected from a ligand represented by Formula (A), a ligand represented by Formula (B), and a ligand represented by Formula (C): wherein, in Formula (A), X1 represents —SH, —NH2, or —OH; and each of A1 and B1 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent having from 1 to 10 atoms; provided that when A1 and B1 are both hydrogen atoms, X1 represents —SH or —OH; in Formula (B), X2 represents —SH, —NH2, or —OH; and each of A2 and B2 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent having from 1 to 10 atoms; and in Formula (C), A3 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent having from 1 to 10 atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Ono, Makoto Kikuchi, Atsushi Tanaka, Masayuki Suzuki, Yoshihiko Kanemitsu
  • Publication number: 20180214942
    Abstract: A casting apparatus includes: a mold including a first mold segment and a second mold segment; and a transfer device that is configured to transfer a core to the first mold segment and place the core in the first mold segment, and to receive and transfer a casting. The transfer device includes a support part, a robot arm, a core grasping mechanism being provided on the support part, and a casting receiving part being provided on the support part. The transfer device is configured such that the robot arm moves the core grasping mechanism so as to place the core in the first mold segment, and moves the casting receiving part so as to receive the casting by the casting receiving part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi TOMITA, Tadashi NAKAHASHI, Makoto KIKUCHI