Patents by Inventor Miho Sasaki

Miho Sasaki 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: 20120006379
    Abstract: A main object of the present invention is to provide a high quality dye-sensitized solar cell module which prevents a discrepancy in the position of a pair of base materials, and does not easily allow the occurrence of connection failure or internal short circuit, and a method for producing a dye-sensitized solar cell module which allows easy production of the dye-sensitized solar cell module. To attain the object, the present invention discloses a dye-sensitized solar cell module comprising: a pair of resin substrates having flexibility, and two or more dye-sensitized solar cells formed between the pair of resin substrates, wherein a fixing member is disposed between adjacent dye-sensitized solar cells, and the fixing member is formed so as to penetrate through from an external side of one of the resin substrates to an external side of the other resin substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Miho SASAKI
  • Patent number: 8073346
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, an image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a first detecting unit, a second detecting unit, a control unit. The image forming unit forms an image on a recording medium by using coloring materials of a plurality of colors based on image information. The first detecting unit detects whether or not the first given number of the first housing units are installed to the apparatus. The second detecting unit detects whether or not the second given number of the second housing unit and the third given number of the first housing unit are installed to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakai, Shinji Yoshida, Yasuhiko Otawa, Miho Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20110240087
    Abstract: A main object of the present invention is to provide a dye-sensitized solar cell capable of improving photoelectric conversion efficiency, which is obtained at low costs, and a dye-sensitized solar cell module using the solar cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Miho SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20110240085
    Abstract: A main object of the present invention is to provide a dye-sensitized solar cell capable of improving photoelectric conversion efficiency, which is obtained at low costs, and a dye-sensitized solar cell module using this.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Miho SASAKI
  • Patent number: 8021141
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus has a head unit with a fine structure. The head unit includes a fine imprint pattern layer including fine concavities and convexities, a resin layer on a face of the fine imprint pattern layer opposite to a face where the concavities and convexities are formed, a first pressurizing base member on a face of the resin layer opposite to a face contacting the fine imprint pattern layer, and a second pressurizing base member on a face of the first pressurizing base member opposite to a face contacting the resin layer. The resin layer has a modulus of elasticity smaller than that of the fine imprint pattern layer, and the first pressurizing base member has a modulus of elasticity smaller than that of the resin layer. A light source or a heat source may be further provided. The head unit may be light permeable. A replacement layer may be further provided for replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Miho Sasaki, Masahiko Ogino, Akihiro Miyauchi, Noritake Shizawa, Kyoichi Mori
  • Publication number: 20110220170
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a conductive base material for dye-sensitized solar cell and a transparent conductive base material for dye-sensitized solar cell which, when used as electrode base materials of a dye-sensitized solar cell, have high resistance to corrosion by iodide ions contained in an electrolyte layer and can prevent a reduction in the fill factor and conversion efficiency of the dye-sensitized solar cell to achieve high power generation efficiency, a dye-sensitized solar cell and a dye-sensitized solar cell module using such conductive base materials. To attain the object, provided is the conductive base material for dye-sensitized solar cell comprising: a first metal layer made of a metal having a specific resistance of 6×10?6 ?·m or less; and a second metal layer formed on the first metal layer, made of any one of metals of Ti, Cr, Ni, Mo, Ta, W, Nb, and Pt, and having a thickness of 500 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naohiro OBONAI, Miho SASAKI
  • Patent number: 8014687
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a replaceable constituent element; an information storage unit that holds information indicating a type of the constituent element received by a user interface; and a life calculation controller that, when at least one piece of the information stored in the information storage unit indicates a particular type, performs control to suppress calculation of a life of the constituent element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Miho Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20110171431
    Abstract: Provided is a fine structure which allows the formation of a highly accurate metallic replica mold. The structure is resistant to breakage even in the presence of foreign particles or bumps and causes a smaller transfer failure region even when applied to an undulating object to be transferred. Also provided is a stamper for imprinting, which conforms to local bumps of a substrate to be transferred, causes, if any, a smaller pattern transfer failure region, and has satisfactory durability. The fine structure includes a supporting member; and a pattern layer having a fine asperity pattern formed on a surface thereof. The pattern layer is made from a resin through curing of a resin composition containing a cationic-polymerization catalyst and two or more organic components having different functional groups, and the supporting member and the pattern layer each transmit light having a wavelength of 365 nm or longer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Masahiko Ogino, Takashi Ando, Miho Sasaki, Akihiro Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 7885553
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that includes: an image forming apparatus main body; a replaceable unit which is attached to the image forming apparatus main body in a detachable manner; a storage unit provided in the replaceable unit, the storage unit storing information with respect to the replaceable unit; a first detecting unit that detects a first-stage operation for replacing the replaceable unit and other operation at a first stage of replacing the replaceable unit; a second detecting unit that detects a second-stage operation for replacing the replaceable unit at a second stage of replacing the replaceable unit; and a control unit that controls access to the storage unit in accordance with whether the second detecting unit detects the second-stage operation, when the first detecting unit detects the first-stage operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Otawa, Miho Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20100329700
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, an image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a first detecting unit, a second detecting unit, a control unit. The image forming unit forms an image on a recording medium by using coloring materials of a plurality of colors based on image information. The first detecting unit detects whether or not the first given number of the first housing units are installed to the apparatus. The second detecting unit detects whether or not the second given number of the second housing unit and the third given number of the first housing unit are installed to the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SAKAI, Shinji YOSHIDA, Yasuhiko OTAWA, Miho SASAKI
  • Patent number: 7738801
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developing device, a replaceable developing material container that contains developing material, a coupling member that couples the developing device to the developing material container, and a controller. The controller calculates a value obtained by calculating replacement time of the developing material container, on a developing material amount obtained by subtracting a developing material amount filled in the coupling member from a developing material amount contained in the attached developing material container, when the developing material container is attached and an installation sequence to fill the coupling member with developing material is performed. The image forming apparatus further includes a display that displays information indicating the replacement time of the developing material container based on the value calculated by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Miho Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20100098799
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus has a head unit with a fine structure. The head unit includes a fine imprint pattern layer including fine concavities and convexities, a resin layer on a face of the fine imprint pattern layer opposite to a face where the concavities and convexities are formed, a first pressurizing base member on a face of the resin layer opposite to a face contacting the fine imprint pattern layer, and a second pressurizing base member on a face of the first pressurizing base member opposite to a face contacting the resin layer. The resin layer has a modulus of elasticity smaller than that of the fine imprint pattern layer, and the first pressurizing base member has a modulus of elasticity smaller than that of the resin layer. A light source or a heat source may be further provided. The head unit may be light permeable. A replacement layer may be further provided for replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Miho Sasaki, Masahiko Ogino, Akihiro Miyauchi, Noritake Shizawa, Kyoichi Mori
  • Publication number: 20080240746
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a developing device; a replaceable developing material container that contains developing material; a coupling member that couples the developing device to the developing material container; a controller that, when the developing material container is attached and an installation sequence to fill the coupling member with developing material is performed, calculates a value obtained by performing an operation to calculate replacement time of the developing material container, on a developing material amount obtained by subtracting a developing material amount filled in the coupling member from a developing material amount contained in the attached developing material container; and a display that displays information indicating the replacement time of the developing material container-based on the value calculated by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Miho Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20080212984
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a replaceable constituent element; an information storage unit that holds information indicating a type of the constituent element received by a user interface; and a life calculation controller that, when at least one piece of the information stored in the information storage unit indicates a particular type, performs control to suppress calculation of a life of the constituent element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Miho Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20070086793
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that includes: an image forming apparatus main body; a replaceable unit which is attached to the image forming apparatus main body in a detachable manner; a storage unit provided in the replaceable unit, the storage unit storing information with respect to the replaceable unit; a first detecting unit that detects a first-stage operation for replacing the replaceable unit and other operation at a first stage of replacing the replaceable unit; a second detecting unit that detects a second-stage operation for replacing the replaceable unit at a second stage of replacing the replaceable unit; and a control unit that controls access to the storage unit in accordance with whether the second detecting unit detects the second-stage operation, when the first detecting unit detects the first-stage operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Otawa, Miho Sasaki