Masanori Tanaka 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).
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a rotatable photosensitive member. A charging member charges a surface of the photosensitive member. A developing roller carries developer. The developing roller supplies the developer in normal polarity to the surface of the photosensitive member. A regulating member regulates the developer on the developing roller. A common voltage applying unit applies charging voltage and regulating voltage. The regulating voltage is applied with the developing roller rotating such that a potential difference in a direction in which electrostatic force from the regulating member to the developing roller acts on the developer charged in the normal polarity, is formed between the regulating member and the developing roller, and in which the charging voltage to be applied in a non-image-forming period is controlled so as to be smaller in absolute value than in an image-forming period.
December 13, 2019
Date of Patent:
May 3, 2022
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Jun Miura, Yuki Yamamoto, Takashi Hiramatsu, Masanori Tanaka
Abstract: The present invention seeks to provide cadmium-free quantum dots with a narrow fluorescence FWHM. The quantum dot does not contain cadmium and its fluorescence FWHM is 30 nm or less. The quantum dot is preferably a nanocrystal containing zinc and tellurium or zinc and tellurium and sulfur or zinc and tellurium and selenium and sulfur. Further, the quantum dot preferably has a core-shell structure in which the nanocrystal serves as a core and the surface of the core is coated with a shell.
Abstract: In a toner cartridge configured such that, by rotating a toner housing portion relative to a shutter in a state in which a first portion-to-be-engaged is engaged to a first engaging portion of a developing unit, relative positions of a cover and the shutter are displaced from first relative position, in which a closing portion opposes a second opening, to second relative position, in which the interior of the toner housing portion communicates with the developing unit through a first opening and the second opening, and a second portion-to-be-engaged is engaged to a second engaging portion of the developing unit, thereby being attached to the developing unit, a biasing member is provided in order to exert a biasing force for generating relative rotation between the cover and the shutter in a direction for displacing the relative positions thereof from the second relative position to the first relative position.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrode is provided. The electrode includes a current collector and an active material-containing layer formed on the current collector. The active material-containing layer contains a lithium nickel cobalt manganese composite oxide and a lithium cobalt composite oxide. Pore size distribution obtained by mercury intrusion porosimetry for the active material-containing layer has a first peak top indicating a highest intensity I1 within a pore size range of from 0.1 ?m to 1 ?m and a second peak top indicating an intensity I2 which is a second highest intensity after the highest intensity I1 within the pore size range of from 0.1 ?m to 1 ?m. A pore size at the first peak top is smaller than a pore size at the second peak top.
Abstract: Provided is a Cd-free blue fluorescent quantum dot with a narrow fluorescence FWHM. The quantum dot does not contain cadmium and its fluorescence FWHM is 25 nm or less. The quantum dot is preferably a nanocrystal containing zinc and selenium or zinc and selenium and sulfur. Further, the quantum dot preferably has a core-shell structure in which the nanocrystal serves as a core and the surface of the core is coated with a shell.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, provided is an electrode group including a stack that includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode. A first width of the positive electrode active material-containing layer of the positive electrode in a first direction is smaller than a second width of the negative electrode active material-containing layer of the negative electrode in the first direction. The electrode group has a wound structure where the stack is wound along the first direction. A length L corresponding to a difference between the second and first widths, a mass per unit area Ma of the negative electrode active material-containing layer, and a ratio p/n of a capacity p of the positive electrode to a capacity n of the negative electrode satisfy a relationship of 40 mg/m?(L×Ma)/(p/n)?60 mg/m.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a nonaqueous electrolyte battery including a positive electrode. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode active material-containing layer. The positive electrode active material-containing layer includes at least one lithium-nickel composite oxide and a conductive agent. The positive electrode active material-containing layer has, in a particle size distribution obtained by a laser diffraction scattering method, an average particle diameter d50 within a range of 1 ?m to 5.5 ?m, a maximum particle diameter within a range of 10 ?m to 100 ?m, a particle diameter d10 within a range of 0.5 ?m to 3 ?m, and X, represented by X=(d50?d10)/d50, within a range of 0.5 to less than 1.
Abstract: Provided is a Cd-free blue fluorescent quantum dot with a narrow fluorescence FWHM. The quantum dot does not contain cadmium and its fluorescence FWHIM is 25 nm or less. The quantum dot is preferably a na.nocrystal containing zinc and selenium or zinc and selenium and sulfur. Further, the quantum dot preferably has a core-shell structure in which the nanocrystal serves as a core and the surface of the core is coated with a shell.
Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, including: preparing a power semiconductor chip, a lead frame having a die pad part and a terminal part integrally connected to the die pad part, and an insulating sheet in a semi-cured state; disposing the power semiconductor chip on a front surface of the die pad part and performing wiring; encapsulating the lead frame and the power semiconductor chip with an encapsulation raw material in a semi-cured state, to thereby form a semi-cured unit, the terminal part projecting from the semi-cured unit, and a rear surface of the die pad part being exposed from a rear surface of the semi-cured unit; pressure-bonding a front surface of the insulating sheet to the rear surface of the semi-cured unit to cover the rear surface of the die pad part; and curing the semi-cured unit and the insulating sheet by heating.
Abstract: This substrate for sample analysis, which transfers a sample-containing liquid by means of rotation and analyzes a specific substance in a sample, is provided with: a space which holds the sample-containing liquid in a substrate having a rotary shaft; a reaction chamber having an inlet and an outlet connected to the space; and a dried reagent disposed in the space of the reaction chamber. The space has a first end and a second end spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction. The inlet and the outlet are arranged at the first end and the second end, respectively. The space has a capillary portion, and a first non-capillary portion which is connected to the capillary portion, is located at the second end, has an opening, and extends in a radial direction. The outlet is connected to the outer peripheral side of the first non-capillary portion.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery includes an external container, an electrode group, and a sealing plate. The electrode group includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode wound in a flat shape with an insulating layer interposed therebetween. Thicknesses TE of the positive and negative electrodes are each from 0.03 mm to 0.08 mm. A first direction is orthogonal to a winding axis direction of the electrode group. A second direction is parallel to the winding axis direction. The thicknesses TE of each electrode, a thickness TW of the electrode group in the third direction orthogonal to the first and second directions, and an innermost circumferential height HIC of the electrode group in the first direction satisfy 0.02?(TE×TW)/HIC?0.04.
Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a container member, a positive electrode stored in the container member, a negative electrode stored in the container member, and a nonaqueous electrolyte stored in the container member. A gas composition in the container member satisfies, when a charge ratio of the nonaqueous electrolyte battery is set to 30% and the nonaqueous electrolyte battery is left stand at 35° C. for 24 hrs, 0.02 (cc/g)?VH2?0.1 (cc/g)??(1) 0.05?VC3H6/VCO?0.1??(2) 1?VCO/VH2?9??(3).
April 30, 2019
Date of Patent:
June 15, 2021
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporatio
Asuna Hagiwara, Dai Yamamoto, Masanori Tanaka
Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises a pixel portion in which a plurality of pixels are arranged in a matrix, vertical output lines arranged in such a manner that a plurality of vertical output lines are provided for each pixel column in the pixel portion, each of the plurality of vertical output lines provided for one pixel column being connected to a pixel in different rows within the one pixel column; and a readout circuit configured to, when simultaneously reading out signals of pixels in a plurality of rows within the one pixel column using the plurality of vertical output lines provided within the one pixel column, continuously read out same signals multiple times with respect to at least a pixel in one row among the pixels in the plurality of rows.
Abstract: A threaded metal container capable of improving strength (neck portion transverse rigidity) in a direction perpendicular to a container axis at a neck portion composed of a mouth portion and a shoulder portion. The container includes a body portion, a shoulder portion, and a mouth portion. The mouth portion includes a base portion connected to an upper end of the shoulder portion, and a skirt valley portion, a skirt portion, and a threaded portion, which are above the base portion. The base portion 8 includes a protruding portion protruding radially outward and has a diameter gradually increasing downward from the skirt valley portion and a bead portion radially inwardly protruding and smoothly curving downward from the protruding portion. The bead portion circumferentially extends in a linear or dotted pattern. The bead height between the protruding portion and the bead portion in the direction perpendicular to the container axis is 0.1 to 0.6 mm.
Abstract: Particularly provided is a method and a system for screening nanoparticles which allow effective search of conditions for surface modification of nanoparticles and reduction in the time, the labor, and the amount of a sample required for the surface modification compared with conventional techniques. The method for screening nanoparticles includes the steps of: dividing a nanoparticle suspension for a respective plurality of containers provided in a containment receptacle; performing surface modification on nanoparticles under different conditions for the respective containers; preparing evaluation samples by adding a dispersion medium into each container and mixing the nanoparticles and the dispersion medium; and performing evaluation on the evaluation sample in each container by optical analysis.
August 19, 2016
Date of Patent:
March 16, 2021
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, NS MATERIALS INC.
Abstract: A semiconductor device, including a substrate having an insulating layer and a plurality of circuit patterns formed on the insulating layer, the substrate having a principal surface on which an element region is set. The semiconductor device further includes a plurality of semiconductor elements provided on the plurality of circuit patterns in the element region, a plurality of main terminals that each have a first end joined to one of the plurality of circuit patterns in the element region and a second end extending out of the substrate from a first side of the substrate, a plurality of control terminals disposed in a control region that is adjacent to a second side of the substrate opposite the first side, and a sealing member that seals the principal surface and the control region.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a charging member, an exposure unit which performs first exposure to form a non-image portion potential on the electrically charged surface of the image bearing member, and second exposure to form an image portion potential thereon, a developing member, a charging voltage application unit, a current detection unit which detects a current flowing from the image bearing member to the charging member, and a control unit which controls the exposure unit and the charging voltage application unit, wherein, in a case where a current value detected in a predetermined charging voltage application state is a second current value larger than a first current value, the control unit controls the exposure unit to perform image formation with a first exposure amount smaller than that in a case where the detected current value is the first current value.
Abstract: An image sensor with a simple configuration that generates an image to which a filter has been applied is disclosed. An image sensor comprises a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a photoelectric converter that detects incidence of single photons; and a counter that counts pulses present in an output signal from the photoelectric converter. The image sensor outputs a count value as a pixel value, wherein the count value is obtained by counting the pulses present in the output signals from a plurality of the photoelectric converters in a first period, or by counting the pulses present in the output signal from a single photoelectric converter in the first period and a second period.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery is provided. The battery includes a positive electrode, and a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material-containing layer including a niobium-titanium composite oxide and a conductive agent that includes a carbon material. The negative electrode active material-containing layer includes a principal surface facing the positive electrode. Assuming that the thickness of the negative electrode active material-containing layer is A, a ratio (C2/C1) of carbon content ratio C2 at a depth of 0.5 A from the principal surface to carbon content ratio C1 at a depth of 1 ?m from the principal surface satisfies 2?C2/C1?30.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrode group is provided. The electrode group includes a positive electrode active material-containing layer and a negative electrode active material-containing layer. The negative electrode active material-containing layer contains at least one titanium-containing composite oxide selected from the group consisting of a monoclinic niobium titanium composite oxide and an orthorhombic titanium-containing composite oxide. The electrode group satisfies the following formula: 6500?A/B?18500, where A is an area [cm2] of a portion of the negative electrode active material-containing layer that faces the positive electrode active material-containing layer, and B is a thickness [cm] of the electrode group.