Patents by Inventor Noboru Komori

Noboru Komori 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: 20220168741
    Abstract: In a container including two accommodation parts each accommodating liquid, mixing of the liquids in a case of moving magnetic particles in the liquid accommodated in one accommodation part to the other accommodation part is suppressed. Provided is a container includes a first accommodation part which accommodates a first liquid containing magnetic particles, a second accommodation part which accommodates separated magnetic particles separated from the first liquid, and a second liquid, and a flow passage which allows the first accommodation part and the second accommodation part to communicate with each other, and through which the separated magnetic particles pass, in which the flow passage has a first staircase part including two or more steps from an inner bottom surface of the first accommodation part on a first accommodation part side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi HAMA, Noboru KOMORI, Yuki INOUE, Aya OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210170392
    Abstract: A test container includes a container main body including a first-accommodation-portion, a second-accommodation-portion, and a third-accommodation-portion each accommodating a liquid and internally provided, a first flow path connecting the first-accommodation-portion and the second-accommodation-portion to each other at respective upper end positions thereof and internally provided, and a second flow path connecting the second-accommodation-portion and the third-accommodation-portion to each other at respective upper end positions thereof and internally provided, in which at least a portion forming an upper wall surface of the second-accommodation-portion has flexibility to be deformable inwards of the second-accommodation-portion; and a liquid return prevention structure which prevents a backflow of the liquid to the first-accommodation-portion, when the liquid accommodated in the second-accommodation-portion is fed to the third-accommodation-portion via the second flow path due to deformation of the portio
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi HAMA, Noboru KOMORI, Yuki INOUE, Aya OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210170394
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid feeding device, including: a test container including a first accommodation portion, a second accommodation portion, and a third accommodation portion each accommodating a liquid, a first flow path connecting the first accommodation portion and the second accommodation portion to each other at respective upper end positions thereof, and a second flow path connecting the second accommodation portion and the third accommodation portion to each other at respective upper end positions thereof, in which at least a portion forming an upper wall surface of the second accommodation portion has flexibility; and a pressing machine which includes a first pressing portion and presses the portion forming the upper wall surface of the second accommodation portion at a position closer to the first flow path from a center in a liquid feeding direction towards an inside of the second accommodation portion from an outside by the pressing portion, in which the liquid accommodated in the second accommodation
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi HAMA, Noboru KOMORI, Yuki INOUE, Aya OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210170404
    Abstract: A test container including: at least two accommodation portions each accommodating a liquid and internally provided; a flow path connecting the two accommodation portions to each other at respective upper end positions thereof internally provided; and a flexible film deformable inwards of at least one accommodation portion at a portion forming an upper wall surface of the one accommodation portion, in which the liquid accommodated in the one accommodation portion is fed to the other accommodation portion via the flow path due to deformation of the flexible film towards the one accommodation portion, and a breaking elongation of the flexible film is 100% or more and 600% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi HAMA, Noboru KOMORI, Yuki INOUE, Aya OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20080008075
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for inspecting a recording medium, for thereby detecting a defect in the recording medium, in which the apparatus includes inspection subjects made up of first to fourth recording media on which audio signals having a constant frequency are recorded. The apparatus further includes first to fourth non-defective drives for reading out signals from the first to fourth recording media and for outputting signals therefrom, a detector for detecting the audio signals from among the signals output from the first to fourth drives, and a determining means for determining that the first to fourth recording media are defective when the audio signals output from the detector deviate from the constant frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Horimai, Hitoshi Murano, Noboru Komori, Takashi Suda
  • Patent number: 6984434
    Abstract: A recordable digital video disc preferably employable for information recording method using a laser beam having a wavelength of 600–700 nm, composed of a transparent disc substrate provided with a spiral pregroove, a recording dye layer placed in the pregroove, and a light-reflecting layer, arranged in order, wherein the recording dye layer has a thickness in the range of 40% to 90% of a thickness corresponding to an optical path which gives the first minimum reflectance, the optical path giving the first minimum reflectance being determined from a reflectance curve which is prepared using recordable digital video discs composed of the same disc substrate, the same recording dye layer having varying thickness, and the same light-reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Usami, Michihiro Shibata, Noboru Komori
  • Patent number: 6818386
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a bonded optical disc includes the steps of coating a solution on a substrate, heating the coated solution and the substrate to thereby form a recording layer on the substrate, and adhering a dummy substrate to the recording layer, wherein the dummy substrate is also heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noboru Komori
  • Patent number: 6619166
    Abstract: Image data representing an image to be printed is captured, and a cutting pattern for cutting the outer form of an image printed on recording paper is selected from a plurality of different cutting patterns. In accordance with the captured image data, one or more images are printed on the recording paper in sizes and layout proper for the selected cutting pattern. Then, the outer forms of one or more images are cut on the recording paper in the selected cutting pattern. This eliminates the necessity of entering the size and layout of the image to be printed on the recording paper and editing a cutting method. Moreover, one or more images can be printed on the recording paper in a desired size and layout, and the outer forms of one or more images are cut on the recording paper in a desired cutting pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Miyazaki, Noboru Komori, Koji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20030169679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disc-shaped optical recording medium, which includes at least one sputter layer formed through a sputtering method, having an arrangement in which the inner circumference of the above-mentioned sputter layer is located on the inner side from a stack ring, and to an optical recording medium which is formed by bonding a pair of disc-shaped substrates, each having a hole in the center portion thereof, to each other through a bonding layer made from an adhesive with a print layer being formed on one side. The inner edges of the above-mentioned bonding layer and print layer are located within a range from 18 mm from the center of the above-mentioned hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Usami, Noboru Komori
  • Publication number: 20030165101
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical information recording medium capable of recording in the best state regardless of types of optical disks. Since recording strategy of the optical disk differs according to materials and manufacturing methods, the optimal recording strategy is recorded on the optical disk by prerecording. Namely, a format representing as to how the recording strategy of the optical disk is recorded is added to a control data zone, particularly a physical format information area so as to be prerecorded before the shipment of the optical disk on an area used to prevent illegal copying. As a result, the optimal recording strategy for the optical disk can be recorded and heat accumulation on the optical disk is absorbed so that a satisfactory recording/reproduction RF signal can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noboru Komori
  • Publication number: 20030129351
    Abstract: A recordable digital video disc preferably employable for information recording method using a laser beam having a wavelength of 600-700 nm, composed of a transparent disc substrate provided with a spiral pregroove, a recording dye layer placed in the pregroove, and a light-reflecting layer, arranged in order, wherein the recording dye layer has a thickness in the range of 40% to 90% of a thickness corresponding to an optical path which gives the first minimum reflectance, the optical path giving the first minimum reflectance being determined from a reflectance curve which is prepared using recordable digital video discs composed of the same disc substrate, the same recording dye layer having varying thickness, and the same light-reflecting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2000
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Usami, Michihiro Shibata, Noboru Komori
  • Publication number: 20030041954
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a bonded optical disc includes the steps of coating a solution on a substrate, heating the coated solution and the substrate to thereby form a recording layer on the substrate, and adhering a dummy substrate to the recording layer, wherein the dummy substrate is also heated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noboru Komori
  • Patent number: 6524678
    Abstract: An optical information recording medium comprising a substrate having thereon a recording layer capable of information recording by laser irradiation, wherein said recording layer contains a dye compound represented by the following formula (I), (II) or (III): R11R12N+═L11—L12═L13—NHR13.(1/m)(X1)m−  (I) R21R22N—L21═L22—L23═NR23  (II) R31R32N+═L32═L33—NR33R34.(1/n)(X3)n−  (III). The meanings of the symbols are defined and explained in the specification. Also discussed is a method for recording information using the optical information recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Saito, Yoshihisa Usami, Noboru Komori
  • Patent number: 6379768
    Abstract: An optical information recording medium composed of a substrate and a recording layer having a dye compound of the formula (I): R1R2C═L1—L2═L3—NR3R4  (I) in which each of R1 and R2 is an electron-attracting group (i.e., electron-withdrawing group) having a Hammett's substituent constant &sgr;p in the range of 0.2 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Saito, Yoshihisa Usami, Noboru Komori
  • Patent number: 6341122
    Abstract: An optical information recording disc such as CD-R or DVD-R is composed of a transparent disc substrate provided with a spiral pregroove, a recording dye layer, placed in the pregroove, and a light-reflecting layer, wherein the pregroove formed in the area between an inner circle having a radius corresponding a half of a radius of the disc substrate and an outer circle having a radius corresponding 19/20 of the radius of the disc substrate has a radiused top corner at least one side, under the condition that the radius of the radiused corner on the outer circle is more generous than the radius of the radiused corner on the inner circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Usami, Michihiro Shibata, Noboru Komori, Toshio Ishida, Takashi Morohashi
  • Publication number: 20020006494
    Abstract: An optical information recording medium comprising a substrate having thereon a recording layer capable of information recording by laser irradiation, wherein said recording layer contains a dye compound represented by the following formula (I), (II) or (III):
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Inventors: Naoki Saito, Yoshihisa Usami, Noboru Komori
  • Patent number: 6339443
    Abstract: A thermal printer includes a conveyor for conveying thermosensitive recording material in a predetermined conveying direction. A thermal head applies heat to the recording material being conveyed, to record an image to the recording material. The thermal head incorporates plural heating elements, which are arranged in an array crosswise to the conveying direction, and generate the heat. The thermal head includes a contact region predetermined for pressing the recording material. A center of the contact region is positioned downstream from a center of the heating elements with reference to the conveying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanji Nakanishi, Noboru Komori, Tomoyoshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 6336006
    Abstract: A magnetically recordable photographic film has perforations each being in at least one side edge region of the film lying between adjacent image areas (frames). A magnetic recording track region extends throughout the overall length of the side edge region adjacent to each frame in at least one side edge of the film. Camera information is recorded on the side edge track region. Information is read and rewrote on the film in camera. Film information is recorded on the leading end of film, and recording extension may be provided additionally. The film information is read and recorded on the film for each of the frames. Signals for clock and data are based on three-bit encoded data, and a pulse period can be varied depending on film transport speed. Such signals may be selected to have a frequency corresponding to the film transport speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Komori, Yoshiaki Kato, Satoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20010007614
    Abstract: A magnetically recordable photographic film has perfortions each being in at least one side edge region of the film lying between adjacent image areas (frames). Magnetic recording track region extends throughout overall length of the side edge region adjacent to each frame at least one side edge of the film. Camera information is recorded on the side edge track region. Information is read and rewrote on the film in camera. Film information is recorded on the leading end of film, and recording extension may be provided additionally. The film information is read and recorded on the film for each of frames. Signals for clock and data are based on three-bit encoded data, and pulse period t can be varied depending on film transport speed. Such signals may be selected to have a frequency corresponding to the film transport speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Publication date: July 12, 2001
    Applicant: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Komori, Yoshiaki Kato, Satoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20010000222
    Abstract: Image data representing an image to be printed is captured, and a cutting pattern for cutting the outer form of an image printed on recording paper is selected from a plurality of different cutting patterns. In accordance with the captured image data, one or more images are printed on the recording paper in sizes and layout proper for the selected cutting pattern. Then, the outer forms of one or more images are cut on the recording paper in the selected cutting pattern. This eliminates the necessity of entering the size and layout of the image to be printed on the recording paper and editing a cutting method. Moreover, one or more images can be printed on the recording paper in a desired size and layout, and the outer forms of one or more images are cut on the recording paper in a desired cutting pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Publication date: April 12, 2001
    Inventors: Takao Miyazaki, Noboru Komori, Koji Ichika