Patents by Inventor Masayuki Yamada

Masayuki Yamada 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: 20220283522
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member that suppresses an image defect resulting from its support and is reduced in long-term potential fluctuation. The electrophotographic photosensitive member is an electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support having a cylindrical shape and a photosensitive layer formed on the support, wherein the support has a surface formed of Al and/or an Al alloy, and wherein the IR peak area ratio A of the surface of the support determined by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy satisfies the following condition: A?0.50 where the IR peak area ratio A represents a ratio a/z of a peak area “a” in the range of from 1,016 cm?1 or more to 1,130 cm?1 or less to a peak area “z” in the range of from 650 cm?1 or more to 1,130 cm?1 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Masayuki Shinozuka, Motoya Yamada, Koji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11438222
    Abstract: A device management method executed in a server communicatively connected, via a network, to a plurality of devices and a first operation device associated with a first user identifier identifying a first user, includes: receiving, from the first operation device, a request to associate the first user identifier and a first device identifier identifying a first device among the plurality of devices; and when, in correspondence information stored in a storage device and including device identifiers identifying devices associated with user identifiers identifying users, (i) the first device identifier is associated with a second user identifier different from the first user identifier and (ii) the first user identifier is associated with a second device identifier identifying a second device different from the first device among the plurality of devices, storing the second device identifier and the second user identifier in association with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Yamamoto, Masayuki Kozuka, Kunio Gobara, Shinya Nakai, Mitsuki Yamada, Tomoki Ogawa, Junya Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20220276578
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member that can suppress the surface direction unevenness of an output image throughout repeated image formation. The electrophotographic photosensitive member is an electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support having a cylindrical shape and a photosensitive layer formed on the support, wherein the support contains at least one of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, and wherein when an area at the maximum frequency calculated from the area distribution curve of the aluminum crystal grains of the surface of the support is represented by A (?m2) and the half-width of the highest peak in the area distribution curve is represented by B (?m2), the support satisfies the following formula (1): B/A?1.0 ??(1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Motoya Yamada, Koji Takahashi, Masayuki Shinozuka
  • Publication number: 20220279551
    Abstract: A method by a user equipment (UE) is described. The method includes receiving, from a base station, a first radio resource control (RRC) parameter, monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) with a first DCI format, receiving a transport block (TB) in a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) scheduled by the PDCCH with the first DCI format, wherein the first RRC parameter contains one or more MCS entries, each entry provides a modulation order and a target code rate, determining a modulation order and a target code rate used for the TB in the PDSCH at least based on a modulation code scheme (MCS) field and one, a part, or all of a plurality of specified DCI fields other than the MCS field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Liqing LIU, Shohei YAMADA, Masayuki HOSHINO, Hiroki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220276577
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member having: a support with a cylindrical shape; and a photosensitive layer, in which the support has a surface formed of Al and/or an Al alloy, and the surface of the support includes Al crystal grains having (?) plane having {001} orientation of ?15° or more and less than +15°, (?) plane having {101} orientation of ?15° or more and less than +15°, and (?) plane having {111} orientation of ?15° or more and less than +15°, a ratio of an area occupied by Al crystal grains having (?) to the total area of the surface of the support is 10% or less, and a ratio of an area occupied by any one of Al crystal grains having (?) and Al crystal grains having (?) is 60% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Koji Takahashi, Masayuki Shinozuka, Motoya Yamada
  • Publication number: 20220269195
    Abstract: The transfer unit includes a first roller, a second roller, a first bearing member, a second bearing member, a roller holder, a first urging member, a second urging member, a first switching cam, a second switching cam, and a driving mechanism. The first and second switching cams have first and second guide holes with which first and second engaging portions formed on the first and second bearing members engage respectively. By rotating the roller holder, one of the first and second rollers is arranged opposite the image carrying member and, by rotating the first and second switching cams to change the engaging positions of the first and second engaging portions respectively, the first or second roller is arranged either at a reference position at which it is kept in pressed contact with the image carrying member or at a released position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masayuki YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20220264341
    Abstract: A method by a user equipment (UE) is described. The method includes receiving, from a base station, a first radio resource control (RRC) parameter to define how and where to search for PDCCH candidates for a DCI format, the first RRC parameter further includes a second RRC parameter and a third RRC parameter, the second RRC parameter indicates a first pair of DCI formats to be monitored in a UE-specific search space (USS) set, the third RRC parameter indicates a second pair of DCI formats to be monitored in a USS set, wherein the first pair of DCI formats can be configured to be monitored in a common search space (CSS) set as well, the second pair of DCI formats can not be configured to be monitored in a CSS set, and a pair of DCI formats includes a DCI format for downlink transmission and a DCI format for uplink transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Liqing LIU, Shohei YAMADA, Masayuki HOSHINO, Hiroki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220264555
    Abstract: A method by a user equipment (UE) is described. The method includes receiving, from a base station, a first radio resource control (RRC) parameter with a first information element structure to define how and where to search for PDCCH candidates of a search space set, receiving a second RRC parameter with a second information element structure to define how and where to search for PDCCH candidates of a search space set, and a search space set corresponds to two types of search space set, wherein the first information element structure is capable of indicating of which one of the two types the search space set is, the second information element structure is only capable of indicating one fixed type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Liqing LIU, Shohei YAMADA, Masayuki HOSHINO, Hiroki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220262601
    Abstract: An etching method includes (a) disposing a substrate having a silicon oxide film on a substrate support in a chamber. The substrate includes a plurality of etching stop layers arranged inside the silicon oxide film. The plurality of etching stop layers are arranged at different positions in a thickness direction of the silicon oxide film. Each of the plurality of etching stop layers is formed of at least one of tungsten and molybdenum. The etching method (b) supplying a processing gas into the chamber, the processing gas including a gas containing at least one of tungsten and molybdenum, a gas containing carbon and fluoride, and an oxygen-containing gas; and (c) generating plasma from the processing gas to etch the silicon oxide film, thereby forming a plurality of recesses that reach the plurality of etching stop layers, respectively, in the silicon oxide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiichi WATANABE, Manabu SATO, Masayuki SAWATAISHI, Hiroki YAMADA, Shinji ORIMO
  • Publication number: 20220236669
    Abstract: A transfer unit includes first and second rollers of which the second has an elastic layer larger in the axial direction than the first, a roller holder, and a switching cam. One of the first and second rollers is, by rotating the roller holder, arranged opposite the image carrying member and, by rotating the switching cam, arranged selectively either at a reference position to form a transfer nip or at a released position to lie away from the image carrying member. Let the length of the elastic layer of the first roller in the axial direction, the width of the effective image area on the image carrying member to which the toner image can be transferred, and the width of the recording medium of the maximum size allowing transfer using the first roller be L1, L3, and L4 respectively, L4<L1?L3?5 mm is fulfilled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takehiro SATO, Masayuki YAMADA, Masaru TAKAGI, Yuya SHIMOHORA
  • Publication number: 20220236667
    Abstract: A transfer unit includes, as transfer rollers, first and second rollers of which the second has an elastic layer larger in the axial direction than the first, first and second bearing members, a roller holder, first and second urging members, a switching cam, a driving mechanism, and a first pre-transfer guide. By rotating the roller holder, the first or second roller is arranged opposite an image carrier and, by rotating the switching cam, the first or second roller arranged opposite the image carrier is arranged selectively either at a reference position where the first or second roller is in pressed contact with the image carrier or at a released position where the first or second roller lies away from the image carrier. With the first or second roller arranged at the reference position, the first pre-transfer guide is arranged at a first guide position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masaru TAKAGI, Masayuki YAMADA, Yuya SHIMOHORA, Takehiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20220236670
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion, an image input portion, a transfer unit, a transfer voltage power supply, and a control portion. The transfer unit includes a transfer roller having a metal shaft and an elastic layer laid around the outer circumferential face of the metal shaft to form a transfer nip by keeping the elastic layer in pressed contact with an image carrying member, and transfers a toner image formed on the image carrying member to a recording medium as it passes through the transfer nip. The transfer unit includes, as the transfer roller, a first roller, and a second roller having a larger axial-size elastic layer compared to the first roller. The control portion arranges first or second roller opposite the image carrying member according to width-direction sizes of the recording medium and the image data fed to the image input portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yuya SHIMOHORA, Masayuki YAMADA, Masaru TAKAGI, Takehiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20220236666
    Abstract: A transfer unit includes, as transfer rollers, a first roller and a second roller of which the latter has an elastic layer larger in the axial direction than that of the former, a first bearing member, a second bearing member, a roller holder, a first urging member, a second urging member, a switching cam, a transfer voltage power supply, and a driving mechanism. By rotating the roller holder, one of the first and second rollers is arranged opposite an image carrying member and, by rotating the switching cam, the first or second roller arranged opposite the image carrying member is arranged either at a reference position at which, by being kept in pressed contact with the image carrying member, the first or second roller forms a transfer nip or at a released position at which the first or second roller lies away from the image carrying member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki YAMADA, Yuya SHIMOHORA, Masaru TAKAGI, Takehiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20220209095
    Abstract: A piezoelectric element includes a piezoelectric layer, a first electrode layer, and a second electrode layer. The piezoelectric layer includes first and second surfaces opposed to each other. The first electrode layer is located on the first surface. The second electrode layer is located on the second surface. At least a portion of the second electrode layer faces the first electrode layer with the piezoelectric layer interposed therebetween. The second electrode layer mainly includes silicon. The piezoelectric layer is monocrystalline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Shinsuke IKEUCHI, Masato KOBAYASHI, Masayuki SUZUKI, Fumiya KUROKAWA, Yutaka KISHIMOTO, Hajime YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11314332
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is connected to a device having a button that can be pressed within a prescribed movement range, detecting the push-in position when the button is pressed, and being capable of presenting a resistance force against a pressing force of the button and that determines control information indicating the magnitude of the resistance force to be presented, which relates to the push-in position of the button on the basis of a determination standard that includes at least one of the number of pressing actions, past maximum push-in position, and duration of pressing operation of the button of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Nicolas Doucet, Masayuki Yamada, Hideyuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 11276144
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus realizing an enlargement function without system-level customization is provided. The information processing apparatus includes an application unit, an enlargement control unit, and a screen control unit. The application unit generates and draws an image in a normal display area. The enlargement control unit enlarges the image drawn in the normal display area, and generates and draws an enlarged image including part of the enlarged image in an expansion display area. The screen control unit displays the image drawn in the normal display area on a display when the enlargement function is invalid, and displays the enlarged image drawn in the expansion display area on the display when the enlargement function is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideshi Ichimi, Masayuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210346792
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that is to be connected to a controller apparatus including a push-button, a force sense presentation section, and the push-button. The push-button moves between a first position and a second position when depressed by a finger of a user. The force sense presentation section presents a force sense to the push-button. The information processing apparatus determines, according to a prescribed force sense setting, the aspect of a force sense to be imparted to the push-button, and controls the force sense presentation section of the controller apparatus, according to the determination. Each time a predefined operation is performed, the information processing apparatus changes the force sense setting from a current force sense setting to a different force sense setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Tomohito ITO, Naoyuki SAITO, Hideyuki UCHIDA, Nicolas DOUCET, Masayuki YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11146771
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device, display control method, and program capable of executing control such that information can be displayed more appropriately and efficiently according to an environment in which information is displayed or a situation of displayed information, the display control device including: a display control unit configured to decide a display region of a display object to be displayed on a display surface according to information regarding a real object on the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Takayuki Sakamoto, Tomohiro Ishii, Atsushi Izumihara, Masayuki Yamada, Yohei Fukuma, Yuzuru Kimura, Yasushi Okumura, Takashi Shibuya, Katsuya Hyodo
  • Patent number: D935955
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki Hayashi, Masayuki Yamada, Lu Yi
  • Patent number: D938308
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki Hayashi, Masayuki Yamada, Junya Furuta, Lu Yi, Masaaki Yagi, Hiroki Kato, Shingo Hatori, Eishi Suzuki, Yuma Hoshino