Patents by Inventor Noriya Okamoto

Noriya Okamoto 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: 6852460
    Abstract: A toner, such as an electrostatic latent image developing toner and a MICR toner, has an even charge distribution, and exhibits balanced charging characteristics without decreases in frictional electrification or increases in charge, as well as superior fluidity, environmental independence, and durability. This is achieved by treating toner particles, which include binder resin and magnetic particles, with an external additive particle that is one of: a combination of rutile-type titanium oxide and anatase-type titanium oxide; and rutile-type titanium oxide that falls in a range of 5 to 10% by volume when a total volume of the toner is regarded as being 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Yukinori Nakayama, Yojiro Sato, Hiroaki Moriyama, Masaki Ishii, Noriya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 6760560
    Abstract: A developing apparatus has a developer supporting member 41 with a surface roughness RZ in the range from 3.0 to 5.5 &mgr;m and a one-component developer T with a bulk density in the range from 0.35 to 0.55 g/ml, and an image is developed by forming a layer of the developer T on the developer supporting member 41. This makes it possible to form a thin toner layer stably despite changes in ambient conditions, and to prevent low image density and fogging. The absolute value of the amount of electric charge with which the developer T is charged is preferably in the range from 3.0 to 10.0 &mgr;C/g. The developer supporting member 41 is made preferably of stainless steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignees: Kyocera Mita Corporation, Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Nagai, Hidekazu Tamura, Seiji Kikushima, Toru Takatsuna, Hiroko Higuchi, Hiroaki Moriyama, Kouzou Teramoto, Noriya Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20030186151
    Abstract: A toner, such as an electrostatic latent image developing toner and a MICR toner, has an even charge distribution, and exhibits balanced charging characteristics without decreases in frictional electrification or increases in charge, as well as superior fluidity, environmental independence, and durability. This is achieved by treating toner particles, which include binder resin and magnetic particles, with an external additive particle that is one of: a combination of rutile-type titanium oxide and anatase-type titanium oxide; and rutile-type titanium oxide that falls in a range of 5 to 10% by volume when a total volume of the toner is regarded as being 100%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Yukinori Nakayama, Yojiro Sato, Hiroaki Moriyama, Masaki Ishii, Noriya Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20030031482
    Abstract: A developing apparatus has a developer supporting member 41 with a surface roughness RZ in the range from 3.0 to 5.5 &mgr;m and a one-component developer T with a bulk density in the range from 0.35 to 0.55 g/ml, and an image is developed by forming a layer of the developer T on the developer supporting member 41. This makes it possible to form a thin toner layer stably despite changes in ambient conditions, and to prevent low image density and fogging. The absolute value of the amount of electric charge with which the developer T is charged is preferably in the range from 3.0 to 10.0 &mgr;C/g. The developer supporting member 41 is made preferably of stainless steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Takashi Nagai, Hidekazu Tamura, Seiji Kikushima, Toru Takatsuna, Hiroko Higuchi, Hiroaki Moriyama, Kouzou Teramoto, Noriya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 6028501
    Abstract: An ignition coil, particularly for use in connection with an internal combustion engine, wherein a toroidal permanent magnet is located at one end thereof between the magnetic core and the outer cylinder. This magnet provides a reverse bias magnetic field which interacts with the field generated by the primary coil to produce a composite magnetic field which increases the efficiency of the ignition coil. The reverse bias magnetic field acts in the opposite direction from the magnetic field generated by the primary coil. In another embodiment of the coil, a support is provided in which the toroidal magnet is placed. The support may have an open top or open sides. In the former case, the complete magnet is pressed into the support and retained by gripping portions. In the latter case, the magnet is composed of at least two members, each of which is pressed into the magnet holding chamber formed by the support. Gripping portions retain the members in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriya Okamoto, Shinichi Amano
  • Patent number: 6025770
    Abstract: An ignition coil having a transformer surrounding a cylindrical magnetic core. The transformer has a primary coil, to which a DC potential is applied in bursts and which generates a primary magnetic field, and a secondary coil, which retrieves induced electromotive force. An outer cylinder, surrounding the transformer, is also provided. At at least one end of the ignition coil at least one toroidal magnet is located. The inside and outside perimeters of the toroidal magnets have polarities which are opposite to each other. When a plurality of magnets is provided, they are nested inside one another between the magnetic core and the outer cylinder. The direction of the reverse biasing magnetic field generated by the magnet(s) is opposite to that of primary magnetic field generated by the primary coil. The foregoing construction provides a compact ignition coil which is efficient in operation and is capable of making effective use of the induced electromotive force generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriya Okamoto, Shinichi Amano
  • Patent number: 5679011
    Abstract: In a spark plug device, an ignition cable (11) and a spark plug body (13) connected to each other through a terminal fixture (12) are covered with a tubular plug cap (14), on which a cap (15) and a rain cap (16) are mounted at its respective ends, and a cylindrical cover (17) which is made of a conductive rubber compound or a synthetic resin compound containing neither aluminum nor calcium as an element is fitted in the inner peripheral surface of the plug cap (14) in a portion corresponding to the terminal fixture (12) to fill a gap external to the terminal fixture (12), whereby the spark plug device prevents corona discharge adjacent the terminal fixture and has excellent durability and reliable insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinao Kobayashi, Mika Okada, Noriya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 5476695
    Abstract: A sparking plug cap for internal combustion engines which is made of a resin selected from the group consisting of an alloy of polyphenylene sulfide and polyphenylene oxide, polyarylate, polyether imide and a liquid crystalline polymer, which sparking plug cap is excellent in insulation durability at a high temperature, particularly under a high humidity or in the presence of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mika Okada, Noriya Okamoto