Patents by Inventor Nozomu Tamoto

Nozomu Tamoto 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: 20210104367
    Abstract: Provided is a solar cell module including photoelectric conversion elements, wherein each of the photoelectric conversion elements includes a first substrate, and a first electrode, a hole blocking layer, an electron transport layer, a hole transport layer, a second electrode, and a second substrate on the first substrate, and a sealing member between the first substrate and the second substrate, and wherein, within at least two of the photoelectric conversion elements adjacent to each other, the hole-blocking layers are not extended to each other but the hole transport layers are in a state of a continuous layer where the hole transport layers are extended to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Yuuji TANAKA, Tamotsu HORIUCHI, Nozomu TAMOTO, Takahiro IDE, Naomichi KANEI
  • Publication number: 20210013412
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion element including a first electrode, an electron-transporting layer including a photosensitizing compound, a hole-transporting layer, and a second electrode, wherein the hole-transporting layer includes a p-type semiconductor material and a basic compound, ionization potential of the hole-transporting layer is greater than ionization potential of the p-type semiconductor material, and is less than 1.07 times the ionization potential of the p-type semiconductor material, ionization potential of the photosensitizing compound is greater than the ionization potential of the hole-transporting layer, and an acid dissociation constant (pKa) of the basic compound is 6 or greater but 10 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Naomichi KANEI, Tamotsu HORIUCHI, Yuuji TANAKA, Nozomu TAMOTO, Takahiro IDE
  • Publication number: 20210003931
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion device including: a support; a charge-transporting layer including an organic charge-transporting material or a sensitizing dye electrode layer including an organic sensitizing dye, where the charge-transporting layer or the sensitizing dye electrode layer is disposed on the support; and a ceramic film disposed on the charge-transporting layer or the sensitizing dye electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Daisuke KUBO, Hidetoshi KAMI, Suzuka NOZOE, Tomoharu ASANO, Tetsuya TOSHINE, Nozomu TAMOTO, Yuuji TANAKA, Naomichi KANEI
  • Publication number: 20200398458
    Abstract: Provided is a resin particle producing method including: a fiber aggregate producing step of directly joining fibers containing a thermoplastic resin with each other to obtain a fiber aggregate; and a particle forming step of forming the fiber aggregate into particles to obtain resin particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Nozomu TAMOTO, Hitoshi IWATSUKI, Yasuo SUZUKI, Yasuyuki YAMASHITA, Sohichiroh IIDA, Shinzo HIGUCHI, Akira SAITO, Kiichi KAMODA, Yoshihiko FURUGOHRI, Shinsuke NAGAI
  • Patent number: 10800096
    Abstract: A resin powder for solid freeform fabrication includes resin particles having a significantly pillar-like form including resin particles having a concave portion on the circumferential side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sohichiroh Iida, Shigenori Yaguchi, Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Yasuo Suzuki, Nozomu Tamoto, Shinzo Higuchi, Akira Saito, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Kiichi Kamoda
  • Patent number: 10682808
    Abstract: A fabrication method includes laminating a fabrication material to form an object, and applying a release material on a surface of the object to form a release layer on the surface of the object. A surface free energy of the release material is equal to or smaller than 25 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Fujita, Akira Saito, Kiichi Kamoda, Yasutada Shitara, Kazuhiko Watanabe, Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Yuuya Endoh, Kazufumi Kimura, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Shinnosuke Koshizuka, Yuuki Kamon, Nozomu Tamoto
  • Publication number: 20200016827
    Abstract: Provided is a resin powder for producing a three-dimensional object, wherein the resin powder has a number-average equivalent circle diameter of 10 micrometers or greater but 150 micrometers or less, and wherein a median in an equivalent circle diameter-based particle size distribution of the resin powder is higher than the average equivalent circle diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuyuki YAMASHITA, Akira SAITO, Sohichiroh IIDA, Hitoshi IWATSUKI, Yasuo SUZUKI, Nozomu TAMOTO, Kiichi KAMODA, Shigenori YAGUCHI, Shinzo HIGUCHI, Toshiyuki ISEKI, Yasutomo AMAN, Toshiyuki MUTOH, Mitsuru NARUSE
  • Publication number: 20190305168
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion element including a first electrode, an electron-transporting layer, a hole-transporting layer, and a second electrode, wherein the hole-transporting layer and the second electrode are in contact with each other, and the hole-transporting layer satisfies the following formula: 0%<Rc(50)?0.75% where an average thickness of the hole-transporting layer is determined as X (nm), and Rc(50) is a ratio of an area of projected parts that are projected from a standard line towards the second electrode, where the standard line is present at a position that is away, by X+50 (nm), from an opposite surface of the hole-transporting layer to a surface of the hole-transporting layer in contact with the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuya Honda, Masana Shiba, Yuuji Tanaka, Nozomu Tamoto, Tamotsu Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10293555
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid material for forming a three-dimensional object. The liquid material is adapted to harden a powder material for forming a three-dimensional object containing an organic material. The liquid material contains a solvent and a cross-linking agent. A dynamic contact angle of the liquid material over a film made of the organic material is from 20° to 80°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mariko Kojima, Yoshihiro Norikane, Keiko Osaka, Hiroshi Iwata, Mitsuru Naruse, Nozomu Tamoto
  • Publication number: 20190126538
    Abstract: A fabrication method includes laminating a fabrication material to form an object, and applying a release material on a surface of the object to form a release layer on the surface of the object. A surface free energy of the release material is equal to or smaller than 25 mN/m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi FUJITA, Akira SAITO, Kiichi KAMODA, Yasutada SHITARA, Kazuhiko WATANABE, Hitoshi IWATSUKI, Yuuya ENDOH, Kazufumi KIMURA, Yasuyuki YAMASHITA, Shinnosuke KOSHIZUKA, Yuuki KAMON, Nozomu TAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180355144
    Abstract: A resin powder for solid freeform fabrication, having a melting point of 100 degrees C. or higher as measured according to ISO 3146 regulation and a ratio of melt mass-flow rate B to melt mass-flow rate A of greater than 0.80 to 1.20, wherein the melt mass-flow rate A and the melt mass-flow rate B are respectively measured at 15 degrees C. higher than the melting point under a load of 2.16 kg according to JIS K7210 format before and after the resin powder is maintained at a temperature 15 degrees C. lower than the melting point under a pressure of 0.1 kPa for four hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Akira SAITO, Shigenori YAGUCHI, Yasuo SUZUKI, Nozomu TAMOTO, Shinzo HIGUCHI, Hitoshi IWATSUKI
  • Publication number: 20180273756
    Abstract: Provided is a water-disintegrable resin composition including at least a water-soluble resin (A) and an acidic substance (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Akira SAITO, Yasuo SUZUKI, Mitsuru NARUSE, Nozomu TAMOTO, Shinzo HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180264721
    Abstract: A resin powder for solid freeform fabrication includes resin particles having a significantly pillar-like form including resin particles having a concave portion on the circumferential side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Sohichiroh IIDA, Shigenori Yaguchi, Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Yasuo Suzuki, Nozomu Tamoto, Shinzo Higuchi, Akira Saito, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Kiichi Kamoda
  • Publication number: 20180264720
    Abstract: A resin powder for solid freeform fabrication contains pillar-like form particles having an average circularity of 0.83 or greater in a particle diameter range of from 0.5 to 200 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Nozomu TAMOTO, Sohichiroh IIDA, Akira SAITO, Yasuyuki YAMASHITA, Hitoshi IWATSUKI, Shinzo HIGUCHI, Kiichi KAMODA
  • Patent number: 10030154
    Abstract: A powder material for three-dimensional modeling includes a base particle and a resin including a first water soluble resin and a second water soluble resin, wherein a first aqueous solution of the first water soluble resin having a concentration of two percent by mass has a thermally reversible sol-gel phase transition and is gelated at temperatures higher than a first phase transition temperature of the first aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Naruse, Yasuo Suzuki, Nozomu Tamoto, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Kazumi Ohtaki
  • Publication number: 20180147780
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a solid freeform fabrication object includes forming a layer of resin powder for solid freeform fabrication including particles having a pillar-like form and solidifying a particular area of the layer with irradiation of laser beams, wherein the laser beams have an energy intensity distribution having a top hat-like form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Kiichi KAMODA, Yasuyuki YAMASHITA, Akira SAITO, Sohichiroh IIDA, Shinzo HIGUCHI, Hitoshi IWATSUKI, Nozomu TAMOTO, Yasuo SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180023219
    Abstract: A resin powder for solid freeform fabrication includes a particle having a pillar-like form, wherein the ratio of the height of the particle to the diameter or the long side of the bottom of the particle is 0.5 to 2.0, the particle has a 50 percent cumulative volume particle diameter of from 5 to 200 ?m, and the ratio (Mv/Mn) of the volume average particle diameter (Mv) to the number average particle diameter (Mn) of the particle is 2.00 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Akira SAITO, Shigenori YAGUCHI, Yasuyuki YAMASHITA, Kiichi KAMODA, Yasuo SUZUKI, Nozomu TAMOTO, Hitoshi IWATSUKI, Shinzo HIGUCHI, Sohichiroh IIDA
  • Publication number: 20180022024
    Abstract: A resin powder for solid freeform fabrication has a 50 percent cumulative volume particle diameter of from 5 to 100 ?m and a ratio (Mv/Mn) of a volume average particle diameter (Mv) to the number average particle diameter (Mn) of 2.50 or less and satisfies at least one of the following conditions (1) to (3): (1): Tmf1>Tmf2 and (Tmf1?Tmf2)?3 degrees C., both Tmf1 and Tmf2 are measured in differential scanning calorimetry measuring according to ISO 3146, (2): Cd1>Cd2 and (Cd1?Cd2)?3 percent, both Cd1 and Cd2 are measured in differential scanning calorimetry measuring according to ISO 3146, and (3): C×1>C×2 and (C1?C2)?3 percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Akira SAITO, Yasuyuki YAMASHITA, Kiichi KAMODA, Shigenori YAGUCHI, Nozomu TAMOTO, Hitoshi IWATSUKI, Shinzo HIGUCHI, Sohichiroh llDA, Yasuo SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9873228
    Abstract: A powder material for three-dimensional modeling includes a base particle and a resin covering the base particle, wherein the resin has a first absorption peak in the range of from 1,141 cm?1 to 1,145 cm?1 and a second absorption peak in the range of from 1,089 cm?1 to 1,093 cm?1 in an infrared absorption spectrum and the intensity ratio of the first absorption peak to the second absorption peak is from 0.40 to 0.70.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Suzuki, Mitsuru Naruse, Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Nozomu Tamoto, Kazumi Ohtaki, Yasuyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9782935
    Abstract: A powder material for three-dimensional modeling includes a base particle and a coverage film including an organic material. The coverage film covers the base particle. The powder material is used for three dimensional modeling and when the coverage film is dissolved in a solvent to prepare a solution and the solution is formed into a coated film on a smooth surface, the coated film has a wetting tension of from 22 mN/m to 28 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Yamashita, Yasuo Suzuki, Mitsuru Naruse, Nozomu Tamoto, Shigenori Yaguchi, Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Kazumi Ohtaki