Patents by Inventor Makoto Tomono

Makoto Tomono 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: 10747121
    Abstract: An optical processing apparatus includes: a housing; a stage; and a light irradiation unit configured to cause a light source unit to emit light so as to form a strip-like irradiation area extending over an area wider than a width of a substrate in a right and left direction. The stage and the light irradiation unit are moved by a moving mechanism relatively to each other in a back and forth direction. Light emitted from the light irradiation unit is deviated by a light-path changing unit from a relative movement area of a substrate. When a substrate is relatively moved below the light irradiation unit without the intension of being subjected to a light irradiation process, a control unit outputs a control signal such that an irradiation area is not formed on a surface of the substrate by the light-path changing unit, while the light source unit emitting light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Teruhiko Moriya, Masaru Tomono, Ryo Shimada, Makoto Hayakawa, Seiji Nagahara
  • Patent number: 10558125
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus includes a stage on which a substrate is placed, a plurality of light irradiation units configured to emit light independently of each other to different positions in a right and left direction on a surface of the substrate, so as to form a strip-like irradiation area extending from one end of the surface of the substrate to the other end of the substrate, a stage moving mechanism configured to move the stage in a back and forth direction relative to the irradiation area, such that the whole surface of the substrate is exposed, and a light receiving unit configured move in the irradiation area between one end and the other end of the irradiation area in order to detect an illuminance distribution of the irradiation area in a longitudinal direction of the irradiation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Teruhiko Moriya, Masaru Tomono, Ryo Shimada, Makoto Hayakawa, Seiji Nagahara
  • Patent number: 10508439
    Abstract: To provide a rotary inertia mass damper, which is capable of reducing an axial reaction force that is generated due to vibration having an excessive acceleration to the extent possible when the vibration is input, and of preventing breakage of the damper itself or a construction, provided is a rotary inertia mass damper, including: a first coupling portion, which is fixed to a first structure; a second coupling portion, which is coupled to a second structure; a screw shaft, which has one axial end connected to the first coupling portion and retained so as to be non-rotatable; a fixed barrel, which has a hollow portion for receiving the screw shaft, and is connected to the second coupling portion; and a rotary body, which is retained so as to be freely rotatable relative to the fixed barrel, is threadedly engaged with the screw shaft, and is configured to reciprocally rotate in accordance with advancing and retreating movement of the screw shaft relative to the fixed barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Watanabe, Ryoji Tomono, Takusho Nakamura, Makoto Nakamura
  • Patent number: 5629118
    Abstract: A method of use of a toner for developing electrostatic images is disclosed which comprises a coloring agent, a styrene homopolymer or copolymer with a vinyl monomer or monomers, and polypropylene in an amount between about 0.02 and 40 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the styrene homopolymer or copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Tomono, Noriyoshi Tarumi, Masayuki Sato
  • Patent number: 5629123
    Abstract: A toner for developing electrostatic images is disclosed which comprises a coloring agent, a styrene homopolymer or copolymer with a vinyl monomer or monomers, and polypropylene in an amount between about 0.02 and 40 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the styrene homopolymer or copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Tomono, Noriyoshi Tarumi, Masayuki Sato
  • Patent number: 5023158
    Abstract: A toner for developing electrostatic images is disclosed which comprises a coloring agent, a styrene homopolymer or copolymer with a vinyl monomer or moners, and polypropylene in an amount between about 0.02 and 40 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the styrene homopolymer or copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Tomono, Noriyoshi Tarumi, Masayuki Sato
  • Patent number: 5004666
    Abstract: A toner for developing electrostatic images is disclosed which comprises a coloring agent, a styrene homopolymer or copolymer with a vinyl monomer or moners, and polypropylene in an amount between about 0.02 and 40 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the styrene homopolymer or copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Tomono, Noriyoshi Tarumi, Masayuki Sato
  • Patent number: 4997739
    Abstract: A toner for developing electrostatic images is disclosed which comprises a coloring agent, a styrene homopolymer or copolymer with a vinyl monomer or moners, and polypropylene in an amount between about 0.02 and 40 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the styrene homopolymer or copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Tomono, Noriyoshi Tarumi, Masayuki Sato
  • Patent number: 4988598
    Abstract: A toner for developing electrostatic images is disclosed which comprises a coloring agent, a styrene homopolymer or copolymer with a vinyl monomer or moners, and polypropylene in an amount between about 0.02 and 40 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the styrene homopolymer or copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Tomono, Noriyoshi Tarumi, Masayuki Sato
  • Patent number: 4968574
    Abstract: The present invention relates to toners for electrophotography wherein the main resin component comprises a lower molecular weight polymer and a higher molecular weight polymer each of which is different from the other wherein the higher molecular weight polymer has a glass transition point of at least 50.degree. C. and the lower molecular weight polymer has a glass transition point no higher than 65.degree. C. The above polymers comprise one or more polymers selected from styrene polymers, arcylic polymers, and styrene-acrylic copolymers. Generally, the lower molecular weight polymer has a weight average molecular weight of 50,000 or less and the higher molecular weight polymer has a weight average molecular weight of 80,000 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignees: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Morita, Takahira Kasuya, Goichi Yamakawa, Makoto Tomono, Hirozo Funaki, Minoru Kohara
  • Patent number: 4921771
    Abstract: A toner for developing electrostatic images is disclosed which comprises a coloring agent, a styrene homopolymer or copolymer with a vinyl monomer or moners, and polypropylene having a number average molecular weight of about 3000 to 4000 in an amount between about 0.02 and 40 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the styrene homopolymer or copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Tomono, Noriyoshi Tarumi, Masayuki Sato
  • Patent number: 4917982
    Abstract: A toner for developing electrostatic images is disclosed which comprises a coloring agent, a styrene homopolymer or copolymer with a vinyl monomer or moners, and polypropylene having a number average molecular weight of about 3000 to 4000 in an amount between about 0.02 and 40 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the styrene homopolymer or copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Tomono, Noriyoshi Tarumi, Masayuki Sato
  • Patent number: 4792512
    Abstract: A charging method of an electrostatic image developer which makes it possible to electrically charge an insulating one-component developer or a two-component developer consisting of a toner and a carrier to a desired charged state and which comprises introducing the developer into a charging space between a pair of sheet-like charging members opposing each other in which space an alternating field is formed, and oscillating the developer by means of the alternating field for charging it. A developing method of a non-contact or contact system which develops the electrostatic image by use of the developer charged electrically by the above-mentioned charging method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Haneda, Takashi Itoh, Ken Nakamura, Makoto Tomono
  • Patent number: 4675267
    Abstract: A charging method of an electrostatic image developer which makes it possible to electrically charge an insulating one-component developer or a two-component developer consisting of a toner and a carrier to a desired charged state and which comprises introducing the developer into a charging space between a pair of sheet-like charging members opposing each other in which space an alternating field is formed, and oscillating the developer by means of the alternating field for charging it. A developing method of a non-contact or contact system which develops the electrostatic image by use of the developer charged electrically by the above-mentioned charging method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Haneda, Takashi Itoh, Ken Nakamura, Makoto Tomono
  • Patent number: 4657837
    Abstract: The present invention relates to toners for developing electrostatically charged images which are comprised of a polyester binder resin condensed from diols of the formula ##STR1## with a polyhydric carboxylic acid or a derivative thereof wherein the polyhydric carboxylic acid is a mixture of dihyridic carboxylic acid or its alkylesters and about 30 mole % to about 80 mole % of the total acid content of more hydric carboxylic acids or therein hydrids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Morita, Takahira Kasuya, Goichi Yamakawa, Makoto Tomono, Shinichiro Yasuda
  • Patent number: 4624559
    Abstract: A developing method for an electrostatic latent image comprises the steps of applying and retaining a layer of developer on a supporting sleeve, conveying the developer on the supporting sleeve to a development area, and regulating the quantity of the developer on the supporting sleeve by a developer regulating device before the developer is conveyed to the development area. The regulating step includes impressing a bias voltage so as to establish a field between the supporting sleeve and the regulating device in order to selectively retain developer on the supporting sleeve which has a desired polarity and quantity of charge for development. The developer regulating device may be a sleeve rotated in a direction opposite to the direction of rotation of the supporting sleeve, and has a bias voltage impressed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Haneda, Masahiko Itaya, Makoto Tomono
  • Patent number: 4623604
    Abstract: Toner for developing electrostatically charged images comprising nuclear particles formed by polymerization, hydrophobic silica, and a resin, wherein said resin is coated on said nuclear particles and said silica is dispersed in said resin. A method for producing said toner is also disclosed, said method comprising polymerizing nuclear particles, dissolving a resin in a solvent, which asserts a lesser solvating action against said nuclear particles than against said resin, to form a solution, dispersing said hydrophobic silica in said solution, mixing said nuclear particles with said dispersion, and drying said mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takagiwa, Kenzi Thuzita, Goichi Yamakawa, Makoto Tomono, Saburo Wakimoto, Sadayasu Miyahara, Tetsumasa Ishida, Yoshihiko Hyosu, Tsuneo Wada
  • Patent number: 4564573
    Abstract: An electrostatic image developing toner comprises a binder resin which contains at least 60% by weight of a styrene-butadiene copolymer. The copolymer contains a component A having a molecular weight of at least 100,000 in an amount of at least 20% by weight relative to the binder resin, and a component B having a molecular weight of at least 500,000 in the component A is not more than 15% by weight relative to the binder resin. The toner has adequate flowability and noncoagulation property and is capable of forming a superior visible image in a contact heat fixing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignees: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd., Japan Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Morita, Takahira Kasuya, Goichi Yamakawa, Makoto Tomono, Isao Furuta, Minoru Tsuneyoshi
  • Patent number: 4553500
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for developing an electrostatic latent image wherein an oscillating electric field is formed between a developing member and an electrostatic latent image receptor in synchronism with the rotation of the developing member. A voltage having a waveform obtained by periodically superposing a pulse-like voltage is applied on the developing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1985
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Itaya, Satoshi Haneda, Makoto Tomono
  • Patent number: 4543311
    Abstract: A pressure fixing method comprising passing a base carrying a toner image through a pair of rollers is disclosed. The toner contains a prepolymer and the rollers are loaded with a linear pressure of from 5 to 70 kg/cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takagiwa, Syunji Matsuo, Makoto Tomono