Patents by Inventor Noriaki Sato

Noriaki Sato 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: 20230095585
    Abstract: Provided are a photosensitive composition including a colorant A, a photopolymerization initiator B, a polymerizable compound C, and a compound D which is a salt of an anion and a di- or higher valent cation having a formula weight or molecular weight of 1000 or less and has a specific absorbance of 5 or less, the specific absorbance being at a maximum absorption wavelength in a wavelength range of 400 to 700 nm; a film formed of the photosensitive composition; and a color filter, a solid-state imaging element, and an image display device, which includes the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Noriaki SATO, Yasuhiro SAWAMURA, Hiroaki IDEI, Satomu ISHII
  • Patent number: 11595533
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first developing unit configured to develop an image, a second developing unit by which a developed image better than a developed image developed by the first developing unit is obtained, an estimation unit configured to estimate an improvement effect of a quality of the developed image obtained using the second developing unit instead of the first developing unit, and a notification unit configured to notify content based on the improvement effect estimated by the estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noriaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20220326638
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion, a fixing portion, and a control portion. The fixing portion forms a nip portion to nip a recording material and includes heat-generating elements along a direction orthogonal to a conveying direction of the recording material. The fixing portion fixes the image on the recording material using heat. The image forming apparatus changes a control target temperature for each heating area heated by each of the heat-generating elements in accordance with the image to be formed on the recording material. When forming the image after a jam clearing process in which the recording material nipped in the nip portion is removed, the control portion changes a distribution of a control target temperature of the whole heater in the direction in which the heat-generating elements are aligned to a second distribution different from a first distribution corresponding to the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventor: Noriaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20220294914
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first developing unit configured to develop an image, a second developing unit by which a developed image better than a developed image developed by the first developing unit is obtained, an estimation unit configured to estimate an improvement effect of a quality of the developed image obtained using the second developing unit instead of the first developing unit, and a notification unit configured to notify content based on the improvement effect estimated by the estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventor: Noriaki Sato
  • Patent number: 11435648
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus detects an eye approaching to a finder, switches between a locked state in which execution of a function corresponding to an operation on a touch panel having a display surface of a display unit capable of displaying a captured image as an operation surface is restricted and an unlocked state in which the execution of the function is not restricted, and performs control such that in the locked state, even if a specific operation is performed on the touch panel without detecting the eye approaching, predetermined processing corresponding to the specific operation is not executed, and the predetermined processing is executed in response to the specific operation on the touch panel being performed in a state where a predetermined condition including detection of the eye approaching is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noriaki Sato
  • Patent number: 11421120
    Abstract: An ink composition contains: water; and a particle including a photopolymerizable monomer and a polymer having a blocked isocyanate group having an unblocking temperature of 150° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Koyama, Shota Suzuki, Noriaki Sato
  • Patent number: 11402779
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion, a fixing portion, and a control portion. The fixing portion forms a nip portion to nip a recording material and includes heat-generating elements along a direction orthogonal to a conveying direction of the recording material. The fixing portion fixes the image on the recording material using heat. The image forming apparatus changes a control target temperature for each heating area heated by each of the heat-generating elements in accordance with the image to be formed on the recording material. When forming the image after a jam clearing process in which the recording material nipped in the nip portion is removed, the control portion changes a distribution of a control target temperature of the whole heater in the direction in which the heat-generating elements are aligned to a second distribution different from a first distribution corresponding to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noriaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20220213341
    Abstract: Provided are a colored resin particle dispersion containing water and colored resin particles containing a polymer P containing a hydrophilic group and an oil-soluble dye, in which the oil-soluble dye includes an oil-soluble dye (D) obtained by modifying a water-soluble reactive dye with an alkyl group having 4 or more carbon atoms, or exchanging a counter cation in an acid dye with an organic cation containing an alkyl group having 4 or more carbon atoms, an ink, an ink set, an ink jet textile printing method, and a printed textile product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Shota SUZUKI, Fumiko TAMAKUNI, Naoka HAMADA, Noriaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20220213336
    Abstract: Provided are a particle including a polymer P including a bond U that is at least one selected from the group consisting of a urethane bond and a urea bond, and a hydrophilic group, a polymerizable monomer, and a moiety A that is at least one selected from the group consisting of a polysiloxane bond and a fluorinated hydrocarbon group; an aqueous dispersion; an ink jet ink; a film-forming method; and an image-forming method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Noriaki SATO, Ryo FUJIWARA, Shota SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11370931
    Abstract: Provided are a photocurable ink composition including a resin which contains an amino group having one or more hydrogen atoms on a carbon atom at an ?-position and having an amine value of 3.5 mmol/g to 12 mmol/g, and a radically polymerizable monomer, in which the radically polymerizable monomer contains at least one of a monofunctional radically polymerizable monomer or a bifunctional radically polymerizable monomer, a total content of the monofunctional radically polymerizable monomer and the bifunctional radically polymerizable monomer is 50% by mass or greater with respect to a total mass of the photocurable ink composition, and a content of a radically polymerizable monomer containing an acid group in the radically polymerizable monomers is 1.5 mmol or less per 100 g of the photocurable ink composition; and an image forming method performed by using the photocurable ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki Sato, Ichiro Koyama, Shota Suzuki, Yasuhiro Sawamura
  • Publication number: 20210340399
    Abstract: A colored resin particle dispersion containing colored resin particles and water, in which the colored resin particles contain an oil-soluble dye and a polymer P containing a structural unit represented by Formula (1), a structural unit represented by Formula (2), and a hydrophilic group, an ink, an ink set, and an inkjet printing method. L1 represents a chain hydrocarbon group having 4 to 10 carbon atoms, two *1's each represent a bonding position, L2 represents a chain hydrocarbon group having 2 to 25 carbon atoms which may contain an oxygen atom or the like, or a polymer chain having a number-average molecular weight of 500 or greater, Y1 and Y2 each independently represent —O—, —S—, or, —NRz-, Rz represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and two *2's each represent a bonding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Noriaki SATO, Shota SUZUKI, Naoka HAMADA, Ryoichi NAKANO, Masao IKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20210302804
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus detects an eye approaching to a finder, switches between a locked state in which execution of a function corresponding to an operation on a touch panel having a display surface of a display unit capable of displaying a captured image as an operation surface is restricted and an unlocked state in which the execution of the function is not restricted, and performs control such that in the locked state, even if a specific operation is performed on the touch panel without detecting the eye approaching, predetermined processing corresponding to the specific operation is not executed, and the predetermined processing is executed in response to the specific operation on the touch panel being performed in a state where a predetermined condition including detection of the eye approaching is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Noriaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210247710
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion, a fixing portion, and a control portion. The fixing portion forms a nip portion to nip a recording material and includes heat-generating elements along a direction orthogonal to a conveying direction of the recording material. The fixing portion fixes the image on the recording material using heat. The image forming apparatus changes a control target temperature for each heating area heated by each of the heat-generating elements in accordance with the image to be formed on the recording material. When forming the image after a jam clearing process in which the recording material nipped in the nip portion is removed, the control portion changes a distribution of a control target temperature of the whole heater in the direction in which the heat-generating elements are aligned to a second distribution different from a first distribution corresponding to the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventor: Noriaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210138776
    Abstract: Provided are a colored resin particle dispersion containing colored resin particles and water, in which the colored resin particles contain a water-insoluble chain polymer and at least one dye selected from the group consisting of an oil-soluble dye, a disperse dye and a vat dye, and the water-insoluble chain polymer has a structure represented by the following General Formula (G), a cyclic structure, and a hydrophilic group, an ink manufactured using the colored resin particle dispersion, an ink set having the ink, an inkjet printing method using the ink, and a method of manufacturing the colored resin particle dispersion. In the General Formula (G), Rg represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, Lg represents —O—, —S—, or —NRz-, Rz represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, and * represents a bonding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shota SUZUKI, Noriaki SATO, Naoka HAMADA, Ryoichi NAKANO, Masao IKOSHI
  • Patent number: 10934445
    Abstract: There are provided an ink jet ink composition including water; and particles including a chain polymer including Unit (1), Unit (2), and a hydrophilic group and a polymerizable group, and an image forming method. Cy1 and Cy2 each independently represent a divalent organic group having 3 to 30 carbon atoms including a ring, Y1 and Y2 each independently represent an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, or a —NR1— group, R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, *1 in Unit (1) represents a bonding position to a structural unit other than Unit (1), and *2 in Unit (2) represents a bonding position to a structural unit other than Unit (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki Sato, Ichiro Koyama, Shota Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10927271
    Abstract: Provided are a microcapsule including a shell that has a three-dimensional cross-linked structure containing a hydrophilic group and Structure (1) and including a core that is in the interior of the shell, in which at least one of the shell or the core has a polymerizable group; and an application thereof. In Structure (1), X represents a (p+m+n)-valent organic group formed by linking at least two groups selected from —NH—, >N—, —C(?O)—, —O—, —S—, and an aliphatic hydrocarbon group which may have a ring structure, provided that an organic group having an aromatic ring is excluded from X, R1 to R3 represent an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 5 to 15 carbon atoms which may have a ring structure, provided that an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having an aromatic ring is excluded from R1 to R3, and * represents a binding position, each of p, m, and n is equal to or greater than 0, and p+m+n equals 3 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki Sato, Ichiro Koyama, Shota Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10919017
    Abstract: Provided are an aqueous dispersion, a method for manufacturing the aqueous dispersion, and an image forming method in which the image is formed of the aqueous dispersion, the aqueous dispersion including a microcapsule that has a shell having a three-dimensional cross-linked structure containing a urethane bond and/or urea bond, and has a core, in which the shell and/or core has a polymerizable group; a dispersant in which a urethane bond and/or urea bond and an anionic group are contained, a weight-average molecular weight is 5000 or more, and an anionic group value, which is the number of millimoles of the anionic group contained in 1 g of the dispersant, is from 0.10 to 2.50 mmol/g; and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki Sato, Ichiro Koyama, Shota Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10914379
    Abstract: A dust cover is provided that is attached to a ball joint in which a spherical portion in a stud having the spherical portion and a shaft is accommodated in a socket and a knuckle is fastened into the shaft and is provided with a large diameter opening fixed to the outer peripheral surface of the socket, a small diameter opening attached to the shaft part of the stud, and a film portion connecting the large diameter opening and the small diameter opening. The small diameter opening is provided with a seal portion in close contact with the outer peripheral surface of the shaft and a contact portion in close contact with the knuckle. In the contact portion, a foreign matter discharge groove discharging external foreign matter which tends to accumulate on the small diameter opening to the outside are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Noriaki Sato, Takuma Hirota
  • Patent number: 10913871
    Abstract: An ink composition including water, particles that include a polymer having at least one of a urethane bond or a urea bond and have a polymerizable group, and a hydrophobic compound that has an alkyl group having 8 or more carbon atoms and has a molecular weight of 5000 or less, a method for producing the ink composition, and an image-forming method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Koyama, Noriaki Sato, Shota Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10911663
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided and configured to perform control, in response to a specific touch operation on the area corresponding to an unselected specific subject area detected from an image by a detection unit from the image displayed with a first magnification, to select the specific subject area without selecting an organ area included in the specific subject area, and, in response to the specific touch operation on the area corresponding to an organ area included in the specific subject area out of the image displayed with a second magnification larger than the first magnification, to select the organ area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noriaki Sato