Patents by Inventor Nobutaka Suzuki

Nobutaka Suzuki 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: 20200223238
    Abstract: The invention provides a printing system and an extension unit that can transport media of any specified sizes appropriately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA, Soshi OKAWA, Nobutaka SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200113072
    Abstract: An electrical connection box mounted on a vehicle and used for connecting a plurality of on-board loads to an on-board power supply, comprising: a box main body that is provided with an opening at a side and that accommodates an electrical component for the connecting; a cover body that covers the opening and that is provided with a protrusion portion protruding outward beyond the opening; an insertion hole that is provided a side wall of the box main body and that allows for insertion of an electric wire to be connected to the electrical component; and an extension portion that extends outward from a portion of the protrusion portion corresponding to the insertion hole and that bends arcuately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Maiko Oda, Kiyofumi Kawaguchi, Nobutaka Suzuki, Takenori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10112399
    Abstract: A liquid jet apparatus comprises a liquid jet head, a carriage carrying the liquid jet head in a side-to-side direction, a liquid flow channel, and a liquid container in fluid communication with the liquid jet head through the liquid flow channel. The liquid container includes a liquid containing chamber arranged along a front/back direction orthogonal to the side-to-side direction; a liquid outlet port, from which the liquid contained in the liquid containing chamber flows to the liquid flow channel; and a liquid inlet port, through which the liquid is injected into the liquid containing chamber. The liquid inlet port has an end surface that does not face in a vertical direction relative to a normal posture of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shoma Kudo, Takashi Koase, Toshiya Okada, Yasunori Koike, Tetsuya Takamoto, Nobutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Tamai, Toru Nakazawa, Katsutomo Tsukahara, Masayuki Kanazawa, Naofumi Mimura, Keigo Iizawa, Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10086433
    Abstract: A process for producing an electrode material by infiltrating a highly conductive metal such as Cu into a porous object containing heat-resistant elements. Before an infiltration step in which the highly conductive metal is infiltrated, a HIP treatment is given to a powder containing the heat-resistant elements (or to a molded object obtained by molding a powder containing the heat-resistant elements). The composition is controlled so that the HIP treatment yields a porous object which has a degree of filling of 70% or higher, more preferably 75% or higher. The highly conductive metal is infiltrated into the porous object having the controlled composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Kitakizaki, Keita Ishikawa, Shota Hayashi, Nobutaka Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180178561
    Abstract: The invention provides a printing system and an extension unit that can transport media of any specified sizes appropriately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA, Soshi OKAWA, Nobutaka SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9959986
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrode material, provided to involve: (i) a provisional sintering step of sintering a mixed powder containing a powder of a heat resistant element and a powder of Cr to obtain a solid solution where the heat resistant element and Cr are dissolved; (ii) a pulverizing step of pulverizing the solid solution to obtain a powder; (iii) a main sintering step of sintering a molded body obtained by molding the powder of the solid solution, to produce a sintered body; and (iv) a Cu infiltration step of infiltrating the sintered body with Cu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Kitakizaki, Keita Ishikawa, Shota Hayashi, Nobutaka Suzuki, Kosuke Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20170232520
    Abstract: A process for producing an electrode material by infiltrating a highly conductive metal such as Cu into a porous object containing heat-resistant elements. Before an infiltration step in which the highly conductive metal is infiltrated, a HIP treatment is given to a powder containing the heat-resistant elements (or to a molded object obtained by molding a powder containing the heat-resistant elements). The composition is controlled so that the HIP treatment yields a porous object which has a degree of filling of 70% or higher, more preferably 75% or higher. The highly conductive metal is infiltrated into the porous object having the controlled composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru KITAKIZAKI, Keita ISHIKAWA, Shota HAYASHI, Nobutaka SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9724759
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrode material, involving: (i) a step of preparing a powder of a solid solution of Cr and a heat resistant material selected from the group consisting of Mo, W, Ta, Nb, V and Zr, wherein either a peak corresponding to Cr element or a peak corresponding to the heat resistant element, which are observed by X ray diffraction measurement made on the powder of the solid solution, disappears; (ii) a step of molding the powder of the solid solution to obtain a molded body and then sintering the molded body to produce a sintered body; and (iii) a Cu infiltration step of infiltrating the sintered body with Cu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Kitakizaki, Keita Ishikawa, Shota Hayashi, Nobutaka Suzuki, Kosuke Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9719155
    Abstract: A composite metal where a phase of particles of solid solution is uniformly dispersed in a Cu phase, the solid solution containing a solid solution of a heat resistant element selected from Mo, W, Ta, Nb, V and Zr and Cr. The composite metal is provided to contain: 20-70% of Cu; 1.5-64% of Cr; and 6-76% of a heat resistant element by weight relative to the composite metal, wherein a remainder is comprised of inevitable impurities. In the composite metal, the particles of the solid solution, contained in the composite metal, are provided to have an average particle diameter of not larger than 20 ?m and to uniformly disperse in the Cu phase with an index of the dispersion state of not higher than 1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Kitakizaki, Keita Ishikawa, Shota Hayashi, Nobutaka Suzuki, Kosuke Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20170066055
    Abstract: An electrode material wherein Cr-containing particles are finely miniaturized and uniformly dispersed while a Cu portion, which is highly conductive component, is also finely miniaturized and uniformly dispersed. The electrode material is prepared, for example, by: a mixing step (S1) for mixing a Cr powder and a heat resistant element powder; a provisional sintering step (S2) for provisionally sintering the mixed powder to obtain a solid solution of Cr and the heat resistant element; a pulverizing step (S3) for pulverizing the solid solution of Cr and the heat resistant element to obtain a solid solution powder of Cr and the heat resistant element; a molding step (S4) for molding the solid solution powder; a main sintering step (S5) for performing main sintering of the obtained molded body to obtain a sintered body (skeleton) of Cr and the heat resistant element; and a Cu infiltration step (S6) for infiltrating the sintered body of Cr and the heat resistant element with Cu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru KITAKIZAKI, Keita ISHIKAWA, Shota HAYASHI, Nobutaka SUZUKI, Kosuke HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20170069438
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrode material, provided to involve: (i) a provisional sintering step of sintering a mixed powder containing a powder of a heat resistant element and a powder of Cr to obtain a solid solution where the heat resistant element and Cr are dissolved; (ii) a pulverizing step of pulverizing the solid solution to obtain a powder; (iii) a main sintering step of sintering a molded body obtained by molding the powder of the solid solution, to produce a sintered body; and (iv) a Cu infiltration step of infiltrating the sintered body with Cu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru KITAKIZAKI, Keita ISHIKAWA, Shota HAYASHI, Nobutaka SUZUKI, Kosuke HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20160369373
    Abstract: A composite metal where a phase of particles of solid solution is uniformly dispersed in a Cu phase, the solid solution containing a solid solution of a heat resistant element selected from Mo, W, Ta, Nb, V and Zr and Cr. The composite metal is provided to contain: 20-70% of Cu; 1.5-64% of Cr; and 6-76% of a heat resistant element by weight relative to the composite metal, wherein a remainder is comprised of inevitable impurities. In the composite metal, the particles of the solid solution, contained in the composite metal, are provided to have an average particle diameter of not larger than 20 ?m and to uniformly disperse in the Cu phase with an index of the dispersion state of not higher than 1.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru KITAKIZAKI, Keita ISHIKAWA, Shota HAYASHI, Nobutaka SUZUKI, Kosuke HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20160159099
    Abstract: A liquid jet apparatus comprises a liquid jet head, a carriage carrying the liquid jet head in a side-to-side direction, a liquid flow channel, and a liquid container in fluid communication with the liquid jet head through the liquid flow channel. The liquid container includes a liquid containing chamber arranged along a front/back direction orthogonal to the side-to-side direction; a liquid outlet port, from which the liquid contained in the liquid containing chamber flows to the liquid flow channel; and a liquid inlet port, through which the liquid is injected into the liquid containing chamber. The liquid inlet port has an end surface that does not face in a vertical direction relative to a normal posture of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Shoma Kudo, Takashi Koase, Toshiya Okada, Yasunori Koike, Tetsuya Takamoto, Nobutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Tamai, Toru Nakazawa, Katsutomo Tsukahara, Masayuki Kanazawa, Naofumi Mimura, Keigo Iizawa, Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9290001
    Abstract: A liquid container includes an ink chamber containing an ink to be supplied via a tube to a liquid ejecting head consuming the ink; an outlet port from which the ink contained in the ink chamber flows to the tube side; an injection port through which the ink can be injected into the ink chamber; and an air intake port taking air into the ink chamber from a further vertically upper position than a liquid level of the ink when the ink is contained in the ink chamber. If the ink equal to 5% of containing capacity containable in the ink chamber flows from the outlet port, the liquid container has an area where a fluctuation range of the liquid level of the ink inside the ink chamber becomes 5% or less of the cubic root of the containing capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shoma Kudo, Takashi Koase, Toshiya Okada, Yasunori Koike, Tetsuya Takamoto, Nobutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Tamai, Toru Nakazawa, Katsutomo Tsukahara, Masayuki Kanazawa, Naofumi Mimura, Keigo Iizawa, Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9278563
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus capable of supplying liquid stably and continuously through a liquid supplying tube which performs a following deformation in accordance with a movement of a carriage embedded with a liquid ejecting head, while achieving compactness of a main body of the apparatus. The liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head capable of ejecting ink onto a sheet; a carriage capable of reciprocating inside a main body case in a state of being embedded with the liquid ejecting head and an adaptor capable of supplying ink to the liquid ejecting head; and an ink supplying tube which performs a following deformation in the main body case in accordance with the reciprocation of the carriage in a state of being led out to be able to supply ink from an ink tank at an upstream side, disposed outside a movement range of the carriage, to the adaptor at a downstream side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Nobutaka Suzuki, Yasunori Koike
  • Patent number: 9199478
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a cover unit that is movable relative to a housing, an ink tank provided outside the housing in a state containing ink, a ink supplying tube in which ink can flow so that ink is supplied from the ink tank to the liquid ejection head, and an insertion hole that allows the ink supplying tube to be inserted into the housing, wherein the housing is formed by a housing portion in which a container that houses a stacker is formed to protrude, and a housing portion which has an operation panel having an inclined surface which protrudes at a position above the container, and the insertion hole is provided on at least one of the housing and the cover unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yuto Suzuki, Nobuhisa Nomoto, Masaki Shimomura, Nobutaka Suzuki, Seiji Tezuka
  • Patent number: 9180671
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a main body in which an opening portion exposing at least a portion of a carriage moving area, a cover section displaceable with the main body, an ink tank that is located outside the main body, an ink supply tube for supplying ink from the ink tank to a head, and a spacer that forms a gap between the main body and the cover. An accommodation section is configured by a casing portion formed to protrude in a discharge direction of paper. An operation panel section is configured by a casing portion exhibiting an inclined surface. The spacer forms a gap having a size that does not shut off at least an ink flow path of the ink supply tube and passes the ink supply tube through the formed gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yuto Suzuki, Satoshi Shimizu, Masaki Shimomura, Nobutaka Suzuki, Seiji Tezuka
  • Publication number: 20150306882
    Abstract: A liquid container includes an ink chamber containing an ink to be supplied via a tube to a liquid ejecting head consuming the ink; an outlet port from which the ink contained in the ink chamber flows to the tube side; an injection port through which the ink can be injected into the ink chamber; and an air intake port taking air into the ink chamber from a further vertically upper position than a liquid level of the ink when the ink is contained in the ink chamber. If the ink equal to 5% of containing capacity containable in the ink chamber flows from the outlet port, the liquid container has an area where a fluctuation range of the liquid level of the ink inside the ink chamber becomes 5% or less of the cubic root of the containing capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Shoma Kudo, Takashi Koase, Toshiya Okada, Yasunori Koike, Tetsuya Takamoto, Nobutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Tamai, Toru Nakazawa, Katsutomo Tsukahara, Masayuki Kanazawa, Naofumi Mimura, Keigo Iizawa, Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20150217585
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejecting apparatus capable of supplying liquid stably and continuously through a liquid supplying tube which performs a following deformation in accordance with a movement of a carriage embedded with a liquid ejecting head, while achieving compactness of a main body of the apparatus. The liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head 34 capable of ejecting ink onto a sheet; a carriage 50 capable of reciprocating inside a main body case 13 in a state of being embedded with the liquid ejecting head 34 and an adaptor 35 capable of supplying ink to the liquid ejecting head 34; and an ink supplying tube 70 which performs a following deformation in the main body case in accordance with the reciprocation of the carriage 50 in a state of being led out to be able to supply ink from an ink tank 15 at an upstream side, disposed outside a movement range of the carriage 50, to the adaptor 35 at a downstream side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Nobutaka Suzuki, Yasunori Koike
  • Patent number: 9079413
    Abstract: A liquid container includes an ink chamber containing an ink to be supplied via a tube to a liquid ejecting head consuming the ink; an outlet port from which the ink contained in the ink chamber flows to the tube side; an injection port through which the ink can be injected into the ink chamber; and an air intake port taking air into the ink chamber from a further vertically upper position than a liquid level of the ink when the ink is contained in the ink chamber. If the ink equal to 5% of containing capacity containable in the ink chamber flows from the outlet port, the liquid container has an area where a fluctuation range of the liquid level of the ink inside the ink chamber becomes 5% or less of the cubic root of the containing capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shoma Kudo, Takashi Koase, Toshiya Okada, Yasunori Koike, Tetsuya Takamoto, Nobutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Tamai, Toru Nakazawa, Katsutomo Tsukahara, Masayuki Kanazawa, Naofumi Mimura, Keigo Iizawa, Yutaka Kobayashi