Patents by Inventor Masaaki Yoshida

Masaaki Yoshida 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: 20210138230
    Abstract: A terminal device (10) including a touch panel (155) is configured to be able to communicate with an electrical treatment device (20) including a plurality of electrodes to be brought into contact with a site of the body of a user. The terminal device (10) includes a display control unit (407) configured to display a predetermined image on a display screen of the touch panel (155), a selection unit (403) configured to select a set of electrodes constituted of two electrodes among the plurality of electrodes in response to a touch operation performed on the predetermined image displayed on the display screen, and an instruction unit (405) configured to instruct the electrical treatment device (20) to apply a pulse voltage to the selected set of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Hideaki YOSHIDA, Mitsuru SAMEJIMA, Tsuyoshi OGIHARA, Tamaki ITO, Sayuri NATSUKAWA, Akira SOUMI, Masaaki NONOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10991477
    Abstract: An insulated electrical cable includes: a conductor; and an insulating layer that is laminated on an outer peripheral surface of the conductor and includes a polyimide as a main component, wherein the insulating layer includes a plurality of pores, and wherein a porosity of the insulating layer is greater than or equal to 25% by volume and less than or equal to 60% by volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC WINTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Shinya Ota, Masaaki Yamauchi, Hideaki Saito, Shuhei Maeda, Yasushi Tamura, Kengo Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10227066
    Abstract: An operation mode control device for controlling an operation mode of a movable body including a battery having a residual capacity-output property including a local minimum value and a local maximum value on a side of a lower residual capacity than the local minimum value, a motor operable by electric power supplied by the battery, and an engine, wherein the operation mode control device is configured to control to switch between a first mode, in which only power of the motor operates, and a second mode, in which both the power of the motor and power of the engine operate, wherein the operation mode is controlled to have an operation range, in which the second mode is performed when an output is on the side of lower residual capacity than the local minimum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yoshida, Hideo Yanagita
  • Patent number: 10046652
    Abstract: A charge control apparatus includes a battery having a first maximum value, a minimum value, and a second maximum value of an output density, in an output characteristic indicating a relationship between a remaining capacity and the output density of the battery, the minimum value being on a lower remaining capacity side than the first maximum value and the second maximum value being on a lower remaining capacity side than the minimum value; and a charge control unit configured to stop charging the battery when a voltage of the battery reaches a charge termination voltage set in a predetermined setting range. The predetermined setting range is from a voltage corresponding to a remaining capacity associated with the first maximum value to a full charge voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yoshida, Hideo Yanagita
  • Patent number: 9927703
    Abstract: An optical assembly includes an optical device having an optical surface. The optical assembly further includes an encapsulant that substantially covers the optical surface. The encapsulant has a first layer (106) and a second layer (108). The first layer (106) has a first silicone-containing hot melt composition and a major surface (112). The second layer (108) has a second silicone-containing hot melt composition, the second layer (108) having a second major surface (110) in contact with the first major surface (112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Swier, Shin Yoshida, Masaaki Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20180079317
    Abstract: A storage apparatus stores output property data including groups of residual capacities of a secondary battery and output densities corresponding to the residual capacities. In the output property data, both a difference between a residual capacity of a group that includes an extreme value in the output densities and a residual capacity of a group that includes an output density that immediately precedes the extreme value, and a difference between the residual capacity of the group that includes the extreme value in the output densities and a residual capacity of a group that includes an output density that immediately follows the extreme value are less than a difference between output densities of other groups adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Masaaki YOSHIDA, Hideo YANAGITA
  • Publication number: 20170370996
    Abstract: A state output apparatus includes a power storage device information acquirer configured to acquire power storage device information including a voltage and a current of a power storage device; an integrated current amount calculator configured to calculate an integrated current amount supplied to the power storage device during a period in which the voltage changes from a first voltage to a second voltage between a discharge end voltage and a charge end voltage by charging the power storage device; an integrated current amount comparer configured to compare the calculated integrated current amount with a reference integrated current amount stored in a storage device; and a state outputter configured to output a result of the comparison as information indicating a state of the power storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaaki YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9780589
    Abstract: An electrical equipment is supplied with electric power from one of an electric power supply system and a secondary battery. The electrical equipment includes a switch circuit and a module. The switching circuit switches a power supply source for supplying electric power to the electrical equipment between the electric power supply system and the secondary battery. The module includes a processor to execute a program to perform a controlling process including a process of controlling the switch circuit to selectively connect the electrical equipment to one of the electric power supply system and the secondary battery according to a control signal supplied from an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yoshida, Masami Takai
  • Patent number: 9620962
    Abstract: A power supply device is connected to an external power supply and supplies electric power to a load. The power supply device includes a battery terminal that is used to connect a secondary battery, a superposition unit that superposes second electric power output from the secondary battery on first electric power supplied from the external power supply, and that outputs resultant electric power to the load; a power consumption amount retrieve unit that retrieves a power consumption amount of the load; and a controller that controls an amount of the second electric power to be output from the secondary battery, based on the power consumption amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yoshida, Masami Takai
  • Publication number: 20160325633
    Abstract: A charge control apparatus includes a battery having a first maximum value, a minimum value, and a second maximum value of an output density, in an output characteristic indicating a relationship between a remaining capacity and the output density of the battery, the minimum value being on a lower remaining capacity side than the first maximum value and the second maximum value being on a lower remaining capacity side than the minimum value; and a charge control unit configured to stop charging the battery when a voltage of the battery reaches a charge termination voltage set in a predetermined setting range. The predetermined setting range is from a voltage corresponding to a remaining capacity associated with the first maximum value to a full charge voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki YOSHIDA, Hideo YANAGITA
  • Publication number: 20160204319
    Abstract: An optical assembly includes an optical device having an optical surface. The optical assembly further includes an encapsulant that substantially covers the optical surface. The encapsulant has a first layer (106) and a second layer (108). The first layer (106) has a first silicone-containing hot melt composition and a major surface (112). The second layer (108) has a second silicone-containing hot melt composition, the second layer (108) having a second major surface (110) in contact with the first major surface (112).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Steven Swier, Shin Yoshida, Masaaki Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20160185340
    Abstract: An operation mode control device for controlling an operation mode of a movable body including a battery having a residual capacity-output property including a local minimum value and a local maximum value on a side of a lower residual capacity than the local minimum value, a motor operable by electric power supplied by the battery, and an engine, wherein the operation mode control device is configured to control to switch between a first mode, in which only power of the motor operates, and a second mode, in which both the power of the motor and power of the engine operate, wherein the operation mode is controlled to have an operation range, in which the second mode is performed when an output is on the side of lower residual capacity than the local minimum value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki YOSHIDA, Hideo YANAGITA
  • Publication number: 20150357837
    Abstract: A battery charger for charging a battery includes a charger; an acquisition unit acquiring information of the battery; and a control unit setting a charging condition of the battery based on the information of the battery and controlling the charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masami TAKAI, Masaaki YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20150073614
    Abstract: An electrical equipment is supplied with electric power from one of an electric power supply system and a secondary battery. The electrical equipment includes a switch circuit and a module. The switching circuit switches a power supply source for supplying electric power to the electrical equipment between the electric power supply system and the secondary battery. The module includes a processor to execute a program to perform a controlling process including a process of controlling the switch circuit to selectively connect the electrical equipment to one of the electric power supply system and the secondary battery according to a control signal supplied from an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki YOSHIDA, Masami TAKAI
  • Publication number: 20140183954
    Abstract: A power supply device is connected to an external power supply and supplies electric power to a load. The power supply device includes a battery terminal that is used to connect a secondary battery, a superposition unit that superposes second electric power output from the secondary battery on first electric power supplied from the external power supply, and that outputs resultant electric power to the load; a power consumption amount retrieve unit that retrieves a power consumption amount of the load; and a controller that controls an amount of the second electric power to be output from the secondary battery, based on the power consumption amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yoshida, Masami Takai
  • Patent number: 8741538
    Abstract: A polymer compound that, within a chemically amplified positive resist system, exhibits a significant change in alkali solubility from a state prior to exposure to that following exposure, as well as a photoresist composition that includes such a polymer compound and a method for forming a resist pattern, which are capable of forming fine patterns with a high level of resolution. The polymer compound includes, as an alkali-soluble group (i), a substituent group in which a group selected from amongst alcoholic hydroxyl groups, carboxyl groups, and phenolic hydroxyl groups is protected with an acid dissociable, dissolution inhibiting group (ii) represented by a general formula (1) shown below: [Formula 1] —CH2—O-AO—CH2—]n??(1) (wherein, A represents an organic group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms with a valency of at least n+1, and n represents an integer from 1 to 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ogata, Syogo Matsumaru, Hideo Hada, Masaaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8716501
    Abstract: [Problem] There is provided a method for producing an oxygen-containing compound safely and with improved reaction efficiency, in which an undesired peroxide is unlikely to be produced, and efficient heat exchange of the ozonization can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Utsunomiya University
    Inventor: Masaaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8623131
    Abstract: Provided are a surface treatment agent that can effectively suppress pattern collapse of an inorganic pattern or resin pattern provided on a substrate, a surface treatment method using such a surface treatment agent, as well as a surface treatment agent that can carry out silylation treatment to a high degree on the surface of a substrate, and a surface treatment method using such a surface treatment agent. A surface treatment agent is used that is employed in hydrophobization treatment of a substrate surface and includes a silylation agent containing at least one compound having a disilazane structure and a solvent containing a five- or six-membered ring lactone compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yoshida, Mai Sugawara, Jun Koshiyama
  • Patent number: 8410296
    Abstract: Provided are a surface treatment agent for which hydrophobization to a high degree is possible even in a case of the material of a substrate surface being TiN or SiN, and surface treatment method using such a surface treatment agent. The surface treatment agent according to the present invention contains a cyclic silazane compound. As this cyclic silazane compound, a cyclic disilazane compound such as 2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-2,5-disila-1-azacyclopentane and 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-2,6-disila-1-azacyclohexane and a cyclic trisilazane compound such as 2,2,4,4,6,6-hexamethylcyclotrisilazane and 2,4,6-trimethyl-2,4,6-trivinylcyclotrisilazane are preferred. In the surface treatment, a substrate surface is exposed to a surface treatment agent according to the present invention, and the substrate surface is hydrophobized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yoshida, Mai Sugawara, Naohisa Ueno, Jun Koshiyama
  • Patent number: 8389642
    Abstract: A method of treating a polymer includes oxidatively treating the polymer including a carbon-carbon bond framework in a gas atmosphere at a pressure of not less than 5.0 MPa and at a temperature of higher than 140° C. and lower than 200° C. by using oxygen included in the gas atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignees: Hitachi Cable, Ltd., Utsunomiya University
    Inventors: Toshiharu Goto, Masaaki Yoshida, Ryosuke Kobayashi