Patents by Inventor Naoto Kameyama

Naoto Kameyama 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).

  • Patent number: 11188011
    Abstract: An electrophotographic belt including: a base layer, an elastic layer formed on the base layer, and a surface layer formed on the elastic layer. The surface layer contains a binder resin and polytetrafluoroethylene particles. A content of the polytetrafluoroethylene particles is 200 parts by mass or more with respect to 100 parts by mass of the binder resin. The polytetrafluoroethylene particles have a number average particle diameter of 200 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kaoru Okamoto, Atsushi Hori, Naoto Kameyama
  • Publication number: 20210341858
    Abstract: An electrophotographic belt including: a base layer, an elastic layer formed on the base layer, and a surface layer formed on the elastic layer. The surface layer contains a binder resin and polytetrafluoroethylene particles. A content of the polytetrafluoroethylene particles is 200 parts by mass or more with respect to 100 parts by mass of the binder resin. The polytetrafluoroethylene particles have a number average particle diameter of 200 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kaoru Okamoto, Atsushi Hori, Naoto Kameyama
  • Publication number: 20210341859
    Abstract: An electrophotographic belt having an endless shape and including an endless-shaped base layer, an elastic layer on an outer peripheral surface of the base layer, and a surface layer on the outer peripheral surface of the elastic layer, and the surface layer contains a urethane resin as a binder, polytetrafluoroethylene particles, and a compound having a perfluoropolyether structure and an oxyalkylene structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Naoto Kameyama, Kaoru Okamoto, Atsushi Hori
  • Publication number: 20210240092
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member that has an electroconductive support and a photosensitive layer on the electroconductive support, and reduces image failures. The surface layer of the electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a cured product of a composition of: a charge transporting compound having a specific polymerizable functional group; a polytetrafluoroethylene particle having a specific primary particle diameter; and a polymer having specific structural units and having weight average molecular weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Ryoichi Tokimitsu, Naoto Kameyama, Eileen Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20200019093
    Abstract: An intermediary transfer belt having surface resistivity ?s of 1×109 ?/square or more and volume resistivity ?v of 1×1012 ?·cm or less includes a thermoplastic resin material containing carbon black. The carbon black contained in the thermoplastic resin material has a weight ratio of 22.5-28.5 weight % and include first carbon black and second carbon black. The first carbon black of the carbon black contained in the thermoplastic resin material has a weight ratio of 50-90 weight % and dibutyl phthalate absorption of 93-127 ml/100 g, and the second carbon black of the carbon black contained in the thermoplastic resin material has a weight ratio of 10-50 weight % and dibutyl phthalate absorption of 36-79 ml/100 g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ryosuke Tsuruga, Toshiyuki Yoshida, Jun Ohira, Akeshi Asaka, Hiroto Sugimoto, Takanori Ueno, Koji Sato, Midai Suzuki, Atsushi Hori, Kaoru Okamoto, Megumi Uchino, Kazuhisa Shirayama, Naoto Kameyama, Kiyonori Soutome, Shigeo Kuroda, Akira Okano, Hiroshi Tominaga
  • Patent number: 10025232
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer member for electrophotography comprising a substrate and a surface layer provided on the substrate. The surface layer comprises a binder resin and a perfluoropolyether. An extraction amount of the perfluoropolyether per 10 mm3 of the surface layer, is 0.10 mg to 5.00 mg, the extraction amount of the perfluoropolyether obtained by immersing the intermediate transfer member into a solvent that can dissolve the perfluoropolyether at 25° C. for 24 hours. A surface of the intermediate transfer member that is not subjected to first and second treatments, has a n-hexadecane contact angle of 55° or more. A surface of the intermediate transfer member that has been subjected to the first treatment, has a n-hexadecane contact angle of 40° or less. A surface of the intermediate transfer member that has been subjected to the second treatment, has a n-hexadecane contact angle of 50° or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Rieko Sakamoto, Kenji Onuma, Naoto Kameyama, Kimihiro Yoshimura, Akira Watanabe, Koichi Sato
  • Patent number: 9720353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrophotographic intermediate transfer member that, even if an image is repeatedly and continuously transferred, can retain its transfer performance and can obtain an excellent image for a long time. The electrophotographic intermediate transfer member has a base layer and a surface layer, the surface layer has a matrix-domain structure in the cross section in the thickness direction, the matrix is formed of a binder resin, the domains contains a perfluoropolyether, and a microhardness of a surface of the electrophotographic intermediate transfer member measured by an ultramicro-hardness meter is 50 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Rieko Sakamoto, Koichi Sato, Kenji Onuma, Kimihiro Yoshimura, Naoto Kameyama, Yasushi Shimizu, Akira Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9302917
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a method of producing low valence titanium oxides in a steady supply manner acceptable in industrial production. The low valence titanium oxides are produced by electrical discharge between two electrodes in an aqueous medium, wherein at least one of the electrodes is a titanium-containing electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KUMAMOTO UNIVERSITY, KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Mashimo, Omurzak Uulu Emil, Naoto Kameyama, Makoto Okamoto, Yoshiaki Yasuda, Hideharu Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9250546
    Abstract: A member for electrophotography having a multilayer structure or a single-layer structure, including an outermost layer which satisfies the following A, B and C: A: the outermost layer has perfluoropolyether and a binder resin, and in the outermost layer, the ratio of the number of fluorine atoms to the number of carbon atoms is 0.10 or more and 0.40 or less; B: in a 19F-NMR spectrum of the outermost layer, the relaxation time T2 of a peak derived from CF2 moieties of perfluoropolyether is 13 milliseconds or more at 22° C.; and C: the total sum of the contents of CF3 moieties, CF2 moieties, and CF moieties in the binder resin is 5% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoto Kameyama, Kenji Onuma, Rieko Sakamoto, Yasushi Shimizu, Koichi Sato, Kimihiro Yoshimura, Akira Watanabe, Maho Tanaka, Shigeki Takishita, Hiroshi Tominaga, Keiji Karube, Takenori Sueoka
  • Publication number: 20150323888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrophotographic intermediate transfer member that, even if an image is repeatedly and continuously transferred, can retain its transfer performance and can obtain an excellent image for a long time. The electrophotographic intermediate transfer member has a base layer and a surface layer, the surface layer has a matrix-domain structure in the cross section in the thickness direction, the matrix is formed of a binder resin, the domains contains a perfluoropolyether, and a microhardness of a surface of the electrophotographic intermediate transfer member measured by an ultramicro-hardness meter is 50 MPa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Rieko Sakamoto, Koichi Sato, Kenji Onuma, Kimihiro Yoshimura, Naoto Kameyama, Yasushi Shimizu, Akira Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8962133
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: an electrophotographic member which enhances image quality, prevents the lowering of a grade of an image even when images have been repeatedly output, and can remarkably enhance the stability of the grade of the image; an intermediate transfer member; and an image forming apparatus. The electrophotographic member includes a base layer and a surface layer, wherein the surface layer has a binder resin, perfluoropolymer fine particles, a fluorocarbon resin dispersing agent and a particular fluorine compound, wherein the perfluoropolymer fine particle has a fluorine compound carried on its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Naoto Kameyama, Kenji Onuma, Koichi Nakamura, Tadanobu Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Tominaga, Akira Watanabe, Yasushi Shimizu, Rieko Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20140377695
    Abstract: A member for electrophotography having a multilayer structure or a single-layer structure, including an outermost layer which satisfies the following A, B and C: A: the outermost layer has perfluoropolyether and a binder resin, and in the outermost layer, the ratio of the number of fluorine atoms to the number of carbon atoms is 0.10 or more and 0.40 or less; B: in a 19F-NMR spectrum of the outermost layer, the relaxation time T2 of a peak derived from CF2 moieties of perfluoropolyether is 13 milliseconds or more at 22° C.; and C: the total sum of the contents of CF3 moieties, CF2 moieties, and CF moieties in the binder resin is 5% by mass or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Naoto Kameyama, Kenji Onuma, Rieko Sakamoto, Yasushi Shimizu, Koichi Sato, Kimihiro Yoshimura, Akira Watanabe, Maho Tanaka, Shigeki Takishita, Hiroshi Tominaga, Keiji Karube, Takenori Sueoka
  • Publication number: 20140377564
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer member for electrophotography comprising a substrate and a surface layer provided on the substrate. The surface layer comprises a binder resin and a perfluoropolyether. An extraction amount of the perfluoropolyether per 10 mm3 of the surface layer, is 0.10 mg or more and 5.00 mg or less, the extraction amount of the perfluoropolyether obtained by immersing the intermediate transfer member into a solvent that can dissolve the perfluoropolyether at 25 degrees in Celsius for 24 hours. A surface of the intermediate transfer member that is not subjected to first and second treatments, has a n-hexadecane contact angle of 55 degrees or more. A surface of the intermediate transfer member that has been subjected to the first treatment, has a n-hexadecane contact angle of 40 degrees or less. A surface of the intermediate transfer member that has been subjected to the second treatment, has a n-hexadecane contact angle of 50 degrees or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Rieko Sakamoto, Kenji Onuma, Naoto Kameyama, Kimihiro Yoshimura, Akira Watanabe, Koichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20120027668
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a method of producing low valence titanium oxides in a steady supply manner acceptable in industrial production. The low valence titanium oxides are produced by electrical discharge between two electrodes in an aqueous medium, wherein at least one of the electrodes is a titanium-containing electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicants: KURARAY CO., LTD., NAT.UNIV.CORP. KUMAMOTO UNIV.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Mashimo, Omurzak Uulu Emil, Naoto Kameyama, Makoto Okamoto, Yoshiaki Yasuda, Hideharu Iwasaki