Patents by Inventor Masanori Okada

Masanori Okada 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: 20210193707
    Abstract: A back-illuminated semiconductor light detecting device includes a light detecting substrate having pixels, and a circuit substrate having signal processing units. For each of the pixels, the light detecting substrate includes avalanche photodiodes respectively having light receiving regions provided in a first main surface side of the semiconductor substrate. In the semiconductor substrate, for each pixel, a trench surrounds at least one region including the light receiving region when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the first main surface. The number of signal processing units is larger than the number of light receiving regions in each pixel, and the number of regions surrounded by the trench in each pixel is equal to or less than the number of light receiving regions in the pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Atsushi ISHIDA, Takashi BABA, Masanori OKADA, Terumasa NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20210155001
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet recording apparatus that causes a recording head to execute appropriate flushing based on the presence or absence of a non-ejecting nozzle in order to reduce deterioration of the image quality of recorded images or to improve the ejection failure of a non-ejecting nozzle at an early stage. When the recording head executes a first flushing, a control unit of the inkjet recording apparatus determines the presence or absence of a non-ejecting nozzle based on a detection result of an ejection detection unit. Then, based on the determination result, the control unit selects whether or not to perform a second flushing. In the second flushing, the recording head is caused to eject ink at timing at which a recording medium on the conveyor belt faces the recording head due to traveling of the conveyor belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAMASHITA, Masanori OKADA
  • Publication number: 20210138785
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet recording apparatus that avoids deterioration of the image quality of recorded images due to flushing without reducing productivity even when the recording medium is placed at a position deviated from the normal position with respect to the opening of the transport belt. In the control unit of the inkjet recording apparatus, at least one recording medium is placed between two opening groups located in a preset pattern on a transport belt. In addition, based on the detection result of the second detection sensor, the recording medium supply unit supplies a plurality of recording media to the transport belt so that a tip of the leading recording medium is located at a specific position with respect to a reference opening group on the transport belt. This first control is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masanori OKADA, Hiroshi YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200363265
    Abstract: A spectrometry device includes a controller that: causes first irradiated light and second irradiated light to be irradiated from a first light emitter and a second light emitter at mutually different timings; stores information relating to a first light reception signal and information relating to a second light reception signal in a storage at mutually different timings, in synchronization with irradiation timings of the first irradiation light and the second irradiation light; acquires information relating to a first optical spectrum based on the information relating to the first light reception signal stored in the storage during a first time period; and acquires information relating to a second optical spectrum based on the information relating to the second reception signal stored in the storage during a second time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Okada, Hajime Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10768046
    Abstract: A spectrometry device includes a first converter that processes a reception signal based on an irradiation light from a first emitter, a second converter that processes a reception signal based on an irradiation light from a second emitter, and a controller that controls the first emitter and the second emitter. The reception signal based on the irradiation light irradiated from the first emitter includes a first reception signal and a second reception signal that each include information that relates to an optical spectrum. When the controller stops the operation of the second emitter, the first converter converts the first reception signal into a first digital signal and the second converter converts the second reception signal into a second digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Okada
  • Patent number: 10727646
    Abstract: A sweeping signal generating device includes a first converter that outputs a sweeping signal having a first offset value added to or subtracted from a sweeping standard level, a second converter that outputs an offset signal having a second offset value corresponding to the first offset value, and an adder circuit that adds the sweeping signal output from the first converter and the offset signal output from the second converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Okada
  • Publication number: 20200055682
    Abstract: An image forming device includes an image forming unit to form an image on a work, a conveyance unit to convey the work in a predetermined conveyance direction, a conveyance guide member, a suction unit, and a suction control unit. The conveyance guide member is a plate-shaped member which has a plurality of suction holes and guides conveyance of the work by the conveyance unit from below. The suction unit includes a suction device which generates suction air by sucking air in a space on an upper side of the conveyance guide member via the plurality of suction holes, and closely contacts the work to the conveyance guide member by the suction air. The suction control unit changes a sucking force of the suction device according to a length in the work width direction of the work guided by the conveyance guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventor: Masanori Okada
  • Publication number: 20200018645
    Abstract: A spectrometry device includes a first converter that processes a reception signal based on an irradiation light from a first emitter, a second converter that processes a reception signal based on an irradiation light from a second emitter, and a controller that controls the first emitter and the second emitter. The reception signal based on the irradiation light irradiated from the first emitter includes a first reception signal and a second reception signal that each include information that relates to an optical spectrum. When the controller stops the operation of the second emitter, the first converter converts the first reception signal into a first digital signal and the second converter converts the second reception signal into a second digital signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Okada
  • Publication number: 20200018698
    Abstract: A spectrometry device includes a switch and a converter. The switch acquires a first reception signal and a second reception signal that respectively include information relating to an optical spectrum and switches between outputting the first reception signal and outputting the second reception signal based on control by a controller. The converter converts the first reception signal or the second reception signal output from the switch into a digital signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Okada
  • Publication number: 20200006918
    Abstract: A sweeping signal generating device includes a first converter that outputs a sweeping signal having a first offset value added to or subtracted from a sweeping standard level, a second converter that outputs an offset signal having a second offset value corresponding to the first offset value, and an adder circuit that adds the sweeping signal output from the first converter and the offset signal output from the second converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Okada
  • Patent number: 10344951
    Abstract: In order to obtain an illuminating device that can carry out optimum illumination corresponding to various usage modes, the illuminating device includes a grip held by an operator and extending in a vertical direction; a battery connected to a lower end of the grip; and an irradiation part connected to an upper end of the grip, and the irradiation part is connected to the grip so that the irradiation part can be turned between a first position extending from the upper end of the grip to an upper side and a second position extending from the upper end of the grip to a lower side, a first lamp is provided on a grip-side end part of the irradiation part, and a second lamp is provided on a side surface of the irradiation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Aoki, Shinichi Kakefuda, Masanori Okada
  • Patent number: 10260570
    Abstract: A friction plate has a plurality of friction material segments circularly fixed on an annular core plate, wherein each of the friction material segments includes an oil groove having an opening that opens in the direction of an outer circumferential edge of the friction plate and an end portion that ends between an inner circumferential edge and the outer circumferential edge, oil passages in communication in the direction of the inner and the outer circumferential edges of the friction plate are provided among the friction material segments, and at least some of the oil passages have a first shape, the width of which in a circumferential direction decreases from the inner circumferential edge of the friction plate toward the outer circumferential edge thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NSK-WARNER K.K.
    Inventors: Hideaki Takabayashi, Yousuke Ikeda, Masanori Okada, Masahiro Kobayashi, Osamu Tanaka, Fumimasa Muramatsu, Yoshinori Watanabe, Masahiro Yamada, Tsutomu Kawai, Kazuyuki Fujita
  • Patent number: 10006353
    Abstract: A turbocharger system of an embodiment includes: a wastegate valve; an electrically-operated actuator configured to adjust a valve lift of the wastegate valve; a temperature acquisition unit configured to acquire a target temperature which is a temperature of the turbocharger body or a temperature correlating with the temperature of the turbocharger body; and an actuator controller configured to control the electrically-operated actuator on the basis of the target temperature. The temperature acquisition unit acquires the target temperature, and the actuator controller controls the electrically-operated actuator on the basis of the target temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Koike, Tsuyoshi Nishiyama, Kazuhiko Shinagawa, Mitsushi Maeyama, Satoshi Kusano, Yuji Kobayashi, Masanori Okada
  • Patent number: 9967920
    Abstract: This invention provides an electrical apparatus that includes a main body portion, a battery pack, and a frame portion. The main body portion comprises a converting portion that may convert electric power to one of light, wind, heat, and sound; and an outputting portion. The battery pack may detachably mounted on a battery holder provided at the main body portion, and may supply electric power to the converting portion. The frame portion may rotatably support the main body portion, and may define a first ground contact plane that can contact a ground surface and a second ground contact plane that can contact the ground surface at a different angle from an angle of the first ground contact plane. The main body portion may be rotatable relative to the frame portion without contacting the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Itoh, Masato Sakai, Yoshinori Ishizawa, Masanori Okada, Hiroyuki Hasegawa, Takashi Kawamata
  • Patent number: 9897106
    Abstract: A rotary machine support device is used for supporting a rotary machine including a hearing housing with a flange and a rotary shaft. The rotary machine support device includes a support portion which supports the rotary machine. The support portion includes: a mounting flange capable of contacting the flange; and arms, each arm including a holding portion which holds the mounting flange and the flange together while pressing the flanges contacting each other inward from outside in the radial direction thereof. The holding portion includes a pair of claw pieces. In addition, at least one of the mounting flange and a groove portion formed between the pair of claw pieces is formed in a tapered shape, and the tapered shape is formed so that the width thereof in the opposing direction of the flange and the mounting flange gradually decreases outward from inside in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Tezuka, Kenkichi Murata, Tatsuya Fukui, Masanori Okada, Fumiaki Ogino
  • Patent number: 9693470
    Abstract: An electric device includes: a device body; and a frame guard. The device body has a plurality of surfaces for defining a three-dimensional configuration. The frame guard is configured to guard the device body. The frame guard is connected to the device body and disposed outside the device body. The plurality of surfaces is all disposed inside the frame guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Itoh, Masanori Okada, Rui Akiba, Masato Sakai
  • Patent number: D785427
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Kosugi, Masanori Okada, Keita Saitou
  • Patent number: D826669
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Kosugi, Masanori Okada, Tetsuya Monzen
  • Patent number: D829523
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Kosugi, Masanori Okada, Yoshitaka Idei
  • Patent number: D835962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Aoki, Masanori Okada, Takashi Ueda