Patents by Inventor Mitsuru Naruse

Mitsuru Naruse 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: 20210039311
    Abstract: Provided is a three-dimensional object formation method for forming a three-dimensional object by at least repeating: forming a powder material layer using a powder material for three-dimensional object formation containing a base material coated with an organic material; and hardening a predetermined region of the powder material layer by delivering a hardening liquid to the powder material layer formed in the formation of a powder material layer, where the hardening liquid contains a cross-linking agent cross-linkable with the organic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Teruki KUSAHARA, Masaki WATANABE, Keiko OSAKA, Mitsuru NARUSE, Mariko KOJIMA, Yasuyuki YAMASHITA, Yoshihiro NORIKANE
  • Patent number: 10828827
    Abstract: Provided is a three-dimensional object formation method for forming a three-dimensional object by at least repeating: forming a powder material layer using a powder material for three-dimensional object formation containing a base material coated with an organic material; and hardening a predetermined region of the powder material layer by delivering a hardening liquid to the powder material layer formed in the formation of a powder material layer, where the hardening liquid contains a cross-linking agent cross-linkable with the organic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Teruki Kusahara, Masaki Watanabe, Keiko Osaka, Mitsuru Naruse, Mariko Kojima, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Yoshihiro Norikane
  • Patent number: 10823372
    Abstract: A switch device includes a display device including a polarization plate including a first polarization layer that transmits a linear polarization component oscillating in a first direction, and a second polarization layer that transmits a linear polarization component oscillating in a second direction, the first and second polarization layers being stacked directly on top of one another so that the first direction is orthogonal to the second direction, a first light source unit that outputs the linear polarization component oscillating in the first direction, and a second light source unit that outputs the linear polarization component oscillating in the second direction, a switch section that performs switching between the light emitting state and the non-light emitting state of the first and second light source units, and an operating section that operates the switch section, wherein the polarization plate is provided in the operating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Mitsuru Naruse
  • Publication number: 20200241317
    Abstract: A display device includes a first polarizing plate including a first polarization region and a first design region, a second polarizing plate including a second polarization region and a second design region, and a third polarizing plate including a third polarization region. A transmittance of light oscillating in a first direction of the polarization regions is maximized, and the design regions are transparent to light regardless of the oscillation direction of light. The first and second polarizing plates are arranged at a distance from each other along a path of the light, the first direction in the first polarization region and the first direction in the second polarization region are different from each other. The third polarizing plate is arranged such that the first direction in the third polarization region is positioned between the first direction in the first polarization region and the first direction in the second polarization region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventor: Mitsuru NARUSE
  • Patent number: 10711977
    Abstract: A display switching device includes a light source emitting light having a first polarization direction and light having a second polarization direction different from the first polarization direction, a first polarizing plate having a first display region configured to transmit light in the first polarization direction and display a first display mark, and a second polarizing plate having a second display region configured to transmit light in the second polarization direction and display a second display mark. The second polarizing plate is arranged such that the first display region at least partially overlaps with the second display region. At least a part of one of the first display region and the second display region includes a mixed part in which a polarization part with a polarizing function and a non-polarization part without any polarizing function are mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masato Kozuka, Mitsuru Naruse
  • Publication number: 20200191360
    Abstract: A switch device includes a display device including a polarization plate including a first polarization layer that transmits a linear polarization component oscillating in a first direction, and a second polarization layer that transmits a linear polarization component oscillating in a second direction, the first and second polarization layers being stacked directly on top of one another so that the first direction is orthogonal to the second direction, a first light source unit that outputs the linear polarization component oscillating in the first direction, and a second light source unit that outputs the linear polarization component oscillating in the second direction, a switch section that performs switching between the light emitting state and the non-light emitting state of the first and second light source units, and an operating section that operates the switch section, wherein the polarization plate is provided in the operating section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: Mitsuru NARUSE
  • Publication number: 20200070412
    Abstract: A resin powder contains a resin, wherein the proportion of fine powder having a number diameter of 40 percent or less of a mean number diameter Mn of the resin powder is 30 percent or less in the resin powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yunsheng SUN, Toshiyuki Mutoh, Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Shigenori Yaguchi, Mitsuru Naruse, Sohichiroh IIDA
  • Publication number: 20200070468
    Abstract: A fiber aggregation contains fiber containing a thermoplastic resin, each of the fiber being mutually joined and aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Sohichiroh IIDA, Hitoshi IWATSUKI, Mitsuru NARUSE, Satoshi OGAWA, Yunsheng SUN
  • Publication number: 20200016827
    Abstract: Provided is a resin powder for producing a three-dimensional object, wherein the resin powder has a number-average equivalent circle diameter of 10 micrometers or greater but 150 micrometers or less, and wherein a median in an equivalent circle diameter-based particle size distribution of the resin powder is higher than the average equivalent circle diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuyuki YAMASHITA, Akira SAITO, Sohichiroh IIDA, Hitoshi IWATSUKI, Yasuo SUZUKI, Nozomu TAMOTO, Kiichi KAMODA, Shigenori YAGUCHI, Shinzo HIGUCHI, Toshiyuki ISEKI, Yasutomo AMAN, Toshiyuki MUTOH, Mitsuru NARUSE
  • Publication number: 20190241734
    Abstract: A powder for solid freeform fabrication includes a first resin particle and a second resin particle, wherein MFR2 is greater than MFR1 and a ratio of MFR2 to MFR1 is from 2 to 5, where MFR1 represents a melt mass-flow rate (MFR) of the first resin particle and MFR2 represents a melt mass-flow rate of the second resin particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Mitsuru Naruse, Akira Saito, Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Toshiyuki Mutoh, Yasutomo Aman, Kiichi Kamoda, Sohichiroh Iida, Shinzo Higuchi, Toshiyuki Iseki
  • Publication number: 20190179068
    Abstract: A method for laser-processing a polarizing plate includes forming a region in which polarization characteristics are eliminated at a portion of a polarizing film by irradiation with laser light, using a first protection film bonded to one surface of the polarizing film with a first bonding layer being interposed therebetween, and a second protection film bonded to the other surface of the polarizing film with a second bonding layer being interposed therebetween, and scanning ultrashort pulse laser light from above the first protection film so that the region is irradiated with the light to remove an inner portion from the first protection film to the second bonding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Mitsuru NARUSE
  • Patent number: 10293555
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid material for forming a three-dimensional object. The liquid material is adapted to harden a powder material for forming a three-dimensional object containing an organic material. The liquid material contains a solvent and a cross-linking agent. A dynamic contact angle of the liquid material over a film made of the organic material is from 20° to 80°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mariko Kojima, Yoshihiro Norikane, Keiko Osaka, Hiroshi Iwata, Mitsuru Naruse, Nozomu Tamoto
  • Patent number: 10295727
    Abstract: A display device includes a polarizing layer having a polarizing function for reflecting or absorbing light polarized in a stretching direction of a pigment, a first display panel in which the polarizing function is disabled in a first region, a second display panel in which the polarizing function is disabled in a second region, and a light source that emits an illumination light having a polarization direction along the stretching direction or a direction perpendicular to the stretching direction. The first display panel and the second display panel are stacked together to form a display unit. Only the first region is displayed on the display unit by emitting illumination light having a polarization direction along the stretching direction of the first display panel. Only the second region is displayed on the display unit by emitting illumination light having a polarization direction along the stretching direction of the second display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Mitsuru Naruse, Hiroshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20190134853
    Abstract: A particle for solid freeform fabrication having a columnar form has end surfaces and a side surface, wherein one of the end surfaces partially covers the side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Hitoshi IWATSUKI, Yasuyuki YAMASHITA, Kiichi KAMODA, Toshiyuki MUTOH, Yasutomo AMAN, Toshiyuki ISEKI, Mitsuru NARUSE, Akira SAITO, Shinzo HIGUCHI, Sohichiroh IIDA
  • Publication number: 20190086603
    Abstract: A display device includes a polarizing layer having a polarizing function for reflecting or absorbing light polarized in a stretching direction of a pigment, a first display panel in which the polarizing function is disabled in a first region, a second display panel in which the polarizing function is disabled in a second region, and a light source that emits an illumination light having a polarization direction along the stretching direction or a direction perpendicular to the stretching direction. The first display panel and the second display panel are stacked together to form a display unit. Only the first region is displayed on the display unit by emitting illumination light having a polarization direction along the stretching direction of the first display panel. Only the second region is displayed on the display unit by emitting illumination light having a polarization direction along the stretching direction of the second display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Mitsuru NARUSE, Hiroshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190001549
    Abstract: In a groove-formed body, recesses and protrusions are formed in a resin plate by irradiating a laser. Each of four recesses extend from an intersection point thereof. When forming each of the recesses in the resin plate, a portion at the intersection point of the recesses is an irradiation stop position of the laser, and an amount of heat generated by the laser on the resin plate is decreased. This enables a protrusion to be suppressed from being formed on either side of the intersection point of the recesses, and enables a protrusion to be suppressed from being disposed between the portion of the recesses at the intersection point, and a portion other than at the intersection point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Mitsuru NARUSE
  • Publication number: 20180306408
    Abstract: A display switching device includes a light source emitting light having a first polarization direction and light having a second polarization direction different from the first polarization direction, a first polarizing plate having a first display region configured to transmit light in the first polarization direction and display a first display mark, and a second polarizing plate having a second display region configured to transmit light in the second polarization direction and display a second display mark. The second polarizing plate is arranged such that the first display region at least partially overlaps with the second display region. At least a part of one of the first display region and the second display region includes a mixed part in which a polarization part with a polarizing function and a non-polarization part without any polarizing function are mixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Masato KOZUKA, Mitsuru NARUSE
  • Publication number: 20180273756
    Abstract: Provided is a water-disintegrable resin composition including at least a water-soluble resin (A) and an acidic substance (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Akira SAITO, Yasuo SUZUKI, Mitsuru NARUSE, Nozomu TAMOTO, Shinzo HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180215917
    Abstract: A resin composition for solid freeform fabrication includes one or more thermoplastic resins containing a liquid crystal resin having a content rate of from 0.5 to 40 percent by mass to the one or more thermoplastic resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventor: Mitsuru Naruse
  • Patent number: 10030154
    Abstract: A powder material for three-dimensional modeling includes a base particle and a resin including a first water soluble resin and a second water soluble resin, wherein a first aqueous solution of the first water soluble resin having a concentration of two percent by mass has a thermally reversible sol-gel phase transition and is gelated at temperatures higher than a first phase transition temperature of the first aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Naruse, Yasuo Suzuki, Nozomu Tamoto, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Kazumi Ohtaki