Patents by Inventor Norio Suzuki

Norio 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: 20210238431
    Abstract: An embodiment of relates to a magenta ink for an inkjet containing two or more pigments, a water-soluble organic solvent (A), a surfactant and water, wherein the two or more pigments contain an azo pigment, an amount of the azo pigment is from 0.5 to 8% by mass of a total mass of the magenta ink and from 35 to 100% by mass of a total mass of the pigments, the solvent (A) contains a specific diol-based solvent (A-1) in a molar amount of from 5 to 250 times a molar amount of the azo pigment, a molar amount of a specific diol-based solvent (A-2) in the solvent (A) is 0.1 times or less the molar amount of the solvent (A-1), and an amount of a cyclic amide-based solvent in the solvent (A) is not more than 4.5% by mass of the total mass of the magenta ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicants: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYOCOLOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi YODA, Norio SUZUKI, Kazuhiro JONAI
  • Publication number: 20210214569
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a water-based inkjet ink containing at least water, a pigment, a water-soluble organic solvent and a binder resin, wherein the water-soluble organic solvent contains at least a water-soluble organic solvent having a surface tension of 30 to 50 mN/m and a boiling point at 1 atmosphere of 180 to 230° C., in an amount of 15 to 50% by weight relative to the total weight of the water-based inkjet ink, and the acid value of the binder resin is at least 5 mgKOH/g but less than 60 mgKOH/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicants: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYOCOLOR CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi YODA, Yoshihito SUZUKI, Mayuko OKAMOTO, Kazuhiro JONAI, Norio SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210036270
    Abstract: A battery pack includes battery cells stacked in a predetermined direction, cell cases housing the battery cells, a restraining plate attached to the cell cases, and a case housing the cell cases. The cell cases include openings at each side in the predetermined direction. The restraining plate exerts pressure on the battery cells through the openings from one end in the predetermined direction. The case includes a bottom surface. The bottom surface exerts pressure on the battery cells through the openings from the opposite side from the side where the restraining plate exerts pressure on the battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Motohashi, Takayuki Hirase, Norio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200313257
    Abstract: An onboard-battery temperature controller to be disposed inside a vehicle, near a battery including a plurality of battery cells, is configured to control the temperature of the battery cells. The onboard-battery temperature controller includes a fluid heater, a heat generating body, and an arithmetic and control unit. The fluid heater is configured to heat the battery cells through heat exchange between a heating fluid circulating therein and the battery cells. The heat generating body is configured to be energized and generate heat, to be conducted to the battery cells to heat the battery cells. The arithmetic and control unit is configured to control operations of the fluid heater and the heat generating body on the basis of the temperature of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiaki NARUKE, Hatsuhisa UEDA, Norio SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200199387
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a water-based ink for an inkjet containing a pigment, a fixing resin, an organic solvent and water, wherein the fixing resin includes an A-B block polymer having an A block and a B block, the A block contains a structural unit (P-1) having an anionic functional group, and the acid value of the A-B block polymer is from 5 to 80 mgKOH/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicants: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi UTSUGI, Atsushi YODA, Masahiro SUGIHARA, Kazuhiro JONAI, Norio SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200171975
    Abstract: A vehicle battery heating apparatus is to be mounted in a vehicle that travels with electricity from a battery. The apparatus includes a battery, a heater, a sensor, a controller, and a memory. The battery is mountable in the vehicle to allow the vehicle to travel. The heater heats the battery. The sensor obtains a temperature of the battery. The controller heats the battery with the heater. The memory stores heating target temperatures for respective remaining capacities of the battery. The controller obtains a remaining capacity of the battery, obtains a target temperature from the memory in accordance with the obtained remaining capacity, and sets a target temperature for heating the battery which is not on charge while the vehicle is stopped to the obtained target temperature. The heater heats the battery to the set target temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Hatsuhisa Ueda, Toshiaki Naruke, Norio Suzuki, Takashi Kono, Wataru Nagashima, Kazuya Tachimoto, Kazuki Furuta, Kohei Nanbu
  • Publication number: 20200172754
    Abstract: An ink set containing an inkjet ink and a treatment liquid used in combination with the inkjet ink, wherein the inkjet ink contains a pigment, a water-soluble organic solvent, a surfactant and water, the water-soluble organic solvent contains a glycol ether-based organic solvent having a specific structure, the treatment liquid contains a coagulant, the coagulant contains calcium nitrate in an amount of 6.8 to 20.8% by mass relative to the total mass of the treatment liquid, and the amount of compounds contained in the treatment liquid that have three or more hydroxyl groups is not more than 15% by mass relative to the total mass of the treatment liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mayuko OKAMOTO, Atsushi YODA, Norio SUZUKI, Kazuhiro JONAI
  • Publication number: 20200157370
    Abstract: An ink set containing an inkjet ink and a treatment liquid, wherein the inkjet ink contains a pigment, a water-soluble organic solvent, a surfactant and water, the water-soluble organic solvent contains an alkyl diol (A) of 2 to 8 carbon atoms, the weighted average boiling point of the water-soluble organic solvent at one atmosphere is from 175 to 240° C., the surfactant contains an acetylenediol-based surfactant, the treatment liquid contains a coagulant, calcium nitrate is included as the coagulant in an amount of 6.8 to 20.8% by mass relative to the total mass of the treatment liquid, and the pH of the treatment liquid is from 2 to 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicants: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mayuko OKAMOTO, Kazuhiro JONAI, Atsushi YODA, Norio SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200087820
    Abstract: A fiber material combines both stretchability and wear resistance, has a uniform and bump- and streak-free outer appearance, and has a smooth, delicate texture. The eccentric core-sheath composite fiber is characterized in that in the cross-section of a composite fiber composed of two different polymers, an A-component is completely covered by a B-component, a ratio S/D, or the minimum thickness S of the thickness of the B-component covering the A-component to a fiber diameter D, is 0.01 to 0.1, and a perimeter of a portion of fiber, where the thickness is 1.05 times or less the minimum thickness S, is at least one third of the perimeter of the fiber overall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Norio Suzuki, Hideki Morioka, Masato Masuda
  • Publication number: 20190361366
    Abstract: A liquid developer, which can stably and continuously produce high-quality images without carrier liquid bleeding and which can further provide excellent anti-cold-offset property and fixability. The liquid developer comprises at least: a toner particle comprising a binder resin (A) and a colorant (B); and a carrier liquid (C); wherein the binder resin (A) has an acid value within the range of 20 to 40 mgKOH/g, and the carrier liquid (C) is a non-aromatic hydrocarbon comprising an isoparaffin, wherein the carrier liquid (C) has an initial boiling point within the range of 200 to 250° C. and a dry point within the range of 300 to 450° C., and the difference between the dry point and the initial boiling point is 80 to 200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicants: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji SONETA, Tsuyoshi TSURUTA, Norio SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9873810
    Abstract: To provide an ink-jet white ink of active energy ray-curable type, wherein the white ink has high printing stability and good hiding property, and is particularly suitable for printing on the single-pass ink-jet printing system. An ink-jet white ink of active energy ray-curable type, comprising titanium oxide, a pigment dispersant, and a polymerizable compound, wherein the content of the titanium oxide is from 15 to 30% by weight with reference to the total weight of the ink, and wherein the weight average particle diameter of the titanium oxide is 180 to 250 nm. In an embodiment of the ink, the titanium oxide is titanium oxide that surface is treated with silica and the pigment dispersant comprises a basic dispersant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignees: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukitoshi Takahashi, Norio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9783689
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solvent-based inkjet ink containing at least a pigment, an organic solvent, a binder resin and a dispersant, wherein the dispersant has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of at least 5,000 but less than 50,000, an acid value (mgKOH/g) of 5 to 20, and an amine value (mgKOH/g) of 5 to 50. The present invention enables a dispersion of low viscosity and good stability to be generated in an extremely short dispersion time, and is able to provide an inkjet ink which forms an ink coating film that suffers no whitening and has superior resistance (abrasion resistance and alcohol resistance).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignees: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Yamada, Norio Suzuki, Daisuke Fujiwara, Shinsuke Tsurutani
  • Publication number: 20170137649
    Abstract: To provide an ink-jet white ink of active energy ray-curable type, wherein the white ink has high printing stability and good hiding property, and is particularly suitable for printing on the single-pass ink-jet printing system. An ink-jet white ink of active energy ray-curable type, comprising titanium oxide, a pigment dispersant, and a polymerizable compound, wherein the content of the titanium oxide is from 15 to 30% by weight with reference to the total weight of the ink, and wherein the weight average particle diameter of the titanium oxide is 180 to 250 nm. In an embodiment of the ink, the titanium oxide is titanium oxide that surface is treated with silica and the pigment dispersant comprises a basic dispersant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicants: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukitoshi TAKAHASHI, Norio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9534126
    Abstract: To provide an ink-jet white ink of active energy ray-curable type, wherein the white ink has high printing stability and good hiding property, and is particularly suitable for printing on the single-pass ink-jet printing system. An ink-jet white ink of active energy ray-curable type, comprising titanium oxide, a pigment dispersant, and a polymerizable compound, wherein the content of the titanium oxide is from 15 to 30% by weight with reference to the total weight of the ink, and wherein the weight average particle diameter of the titanium oxide is 180 to 250 nm. In an embodiment of the ink, the titanium oxide is titanium oxide that surface is treated with silica and the pigment dispersant comprises a basic dispersant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignees: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukitoshi Takahashi, Norio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20160222229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solvent-based inkjet ink containing at least a pigment, an organic solvent, a binder resin and a dispersant, wherein the dispersant has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of at least 5,000 but less than 50,000, an acid value (mgKOH/g) of 5 to 20, and an amine value (mgKOH/g) of 5 to 50. The present invention enables a dispersion of low viscosity and good stability to be generated in an extremely short dispersion time, and is able to provide an inkjet ink which forms an ink coating film that suffers no whitening and has superior resistance (abrasion resistance and alcohol resistance).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicants: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Yamada, Norio Suzuki, Daisuke Fujiwara, Shinsuke Tsurutani
  • Patent number: 9279787
    Abstract: A crankshaft flaw detection device (1) used for detecting flaws in the crank pin, web, and fillet section of a crankshaft comprises: a pair of shaft flaw detection heads (2, 3) configured so as to be capable of sandwiching the crank pin (C2) therebetween, and having a first probe (2b) capable of detecting flaws on the shaft surface of the crank pin (C2) or a second probe (3b) capable of detecting flaws in a fillet section at the base of the shaft; and a perpendicular surface flaw detection head (4) configured so as to be capable of coming in contact with the crank pin (C2) and having a third probe (4b) capable of detecting flaws in the side surface of the web (C3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Yamaji, Yasuhiro Wasa, Akira Okamoto, Norio Suzuki, Hideyuki Chikuri
  • Publication number: 20160060472
    Abstract: To provide an ink-jet white ink of active energy ray-curable type, wherein the white ink has high printing stability and good hiding property, and is particularly suitable for printing on the single-pass ink-jet printing system. An ink-jet white ink of active energy ray-curable type, comprising titanium oxide, a pigment dispersant, and a polymerizable compound, wherein the content of the titanium oxide is from 15 to 30% by weight with reference to the total weight of the ink, and wherein the weight average particle diameter of the titanium oxide is 180 to 250 nm. In an embodiment of the ink, the titanium oxide is titanium oxide that surface is treated with silica and the pigment dispersant comprises a basic dispersant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicants: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukitoshi TAKAHASHI, Norio SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20150300994
    Abstract: A crankshaft flaw detection device (1) used for detecting flaws in the crank pin, web, and fillet section of a crankshaft comprises: a pair of shaft flaw detection heads (2, 3) configured so as to be capable of sandwiching the crank pin (C2) therebetween, and having a first probe (2b) capable of detecting flaws on the shaft surface of the crank pin (C2) or a second probe (3b) capable of detecting flaws in a fillet section at the base of the shaft; and a perpendicular surface flaw detection head (4) configured so as to be capable of coming in contact with the crank pin (C2) and having a third probe (4b) capable of detecting flaws in the side surface of the web (C3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tetsuo YAMAJI, Yasuhiro WASA, Akira OKAMOTO, Norio SUZUKI, Hideyuki CHIKURI
  • Patent number: 9157000
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ink composition for use in active energy beam-curable inkjet printing, wherein the ink composition has low viscosity yet exhibits superior curability and superior adhesion to many different substrates, and also exhibits excellent storage stability. An active energy beam-curable inkjet ink composition containing at least polymerizable monomers (A) and a stabilizer (B), and containing essentially no water, the inkjet ink composition containing, as the polymerizable monomers (A), at least a polymerizable monomer (A-1) containing a vinyl ether group and an acryloyl group, and a polymerizable monomer (A-2) containing 2 or more acryloyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignees: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norio Suzuki, Kazuhiro Jonai, Mayuko Okamoto, Yuji Kameyama, Yohei Konda
  • Patent number: 9124616
    Abstract: The present invention efficiently displays in a tree structure form a file operation history. A file storage identifier, an operation identifier, and a count are stored as additional meta-information in an alternate data stream with respect to each file stored in a client terminal file system. The operation identifier manages a number of operations (operation generations). The count manages copy frequencies. This meta-information is also sent to a management apparatus, and used for displaying the file operation history in a tree structure form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomotada Naito, Makoto Kayashima, Shinichi Tsunoo, Hiroshi Nakagoe, Hiromi Isokawa, Norio Suzuki