Patents by Inventor Sakae Saito

Sakae Saito 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: 20190373142
    Abstract: [Object] To realize an imaging apparatus that is resistant to external shock and vibrations, and quality of external appearance can be easily improved. [Solution] An imaging apparatus (10) includes a front housing (22), a rear housing (33), and a circuit board (30) where an imaging device (31) is provided. The front housing (22) and the rear housing (33) include adhesion faces (36, 37) to be fixed by an adhesive agent (34). At least part of the adhesion faces (36, 37) has a shape where the adhesive agent (34) comes into contact with multiple faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: TOMOYUKI FUJIWARA, KENTO SORANAKA, SAKAE SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190156133
    Abstract: Visual line information unique to a driver is detected from a captured image of the driver, whose visual line is guided to a predetermined position, before starting driving, and visual line information of the driver detected during driving is calibrated by using the detected visual line information unique to the driver as a calibration value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: SATORU KARAKI, SAKAE SAITO
  • Patent number: 10186057
    Abstract: In a data input device according to one aspect of the present invention, a position detection unit detects a first position based on a position of one part of a body of a user represented in a video captured by an image capturing device and a second position based on a position of another part of the body. A drawing input detection unit establishes, based on the first position, an input detection region in which a drawing input is detected, and detects, based on whether or not the second position is included in the input detection region, the drawing input. A position-of-interest detection unit detects a position-of-interest corresponding to the second position on an image display plane. An image forming unit forms an image indicating a position-of-interest in a case that the drawing input detection unit detects the drawing input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoya Shimura, Sakae Saito
  • Patent number: 9304445
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. The roller main body includes an aluminum oxide thin film and a resin coat layer, the aluminum oxide thin film being formed on an outer circumferential surface of a base body that is made of a metal including aluminum, the resin coat layer being formed on a surface of the aluminum oxide thin film that has been subjected to a predetermined heating process, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material and having electric conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Fujishima, Yuji Kamiyama, Tamotsu Shimizu, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito, Yasuhiro Oishi
  • Patent number: 9298112
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a positively-charged single-layer electrophotographic photoreceptor including the steps of: producing a photosensitive layer application liquid containing a good solvent with respect to a binding resin and at least one organic solvent having a boiling point of 70° C. or higher; and forming a photosensitive layer by coating a photosensitive layer support base having a wall thickness of 0.7 mm or less, with the photosensitive layer application liquid and then drying the photosensitive layer application liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Mizuta, Sakae Saito, Kazunari Hamasaki, Keizo Kimoto, Syoji Itsumi, Hiroshi Takemoto
  • Patent number: 9285713
    Abstract: A developing device supplies a developer to a photosensitive drum, which has a cylindrical shape, and is rotatable around an axis thereof for forming an electrostatic latent image on the circumferential surface thereof. The developing device is provided with a developing roller. The developing roller is disposed to face the photosensitive drum, and has a cylindrical shape. The developing roller is rotatable around an axis thereof for carrying a developer on the circumferential surface thereof. The developing roller is provided with a small diameter portion. The small diameter portion is a part of the circumferential surface of the developing roller. The small diameter portion extends from an axial end of the developing roller axially inward by a predetermined length, and has an outer diameter smaller than an axially middle portion of the developing roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Sakae Saito, Hiroaki Sakai, Yukimasa Watanabe, Yasuhiro Oishi, Masashi Fujishima, Chikara Ishihara, Yasuhiro Tauchi
  • Patent number: 9274453
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. In the roller main body, a boehmite layer has been formed on an outer circumferential surface of a base body that is made of a metal including aluminum, by a surface treatment by a boehmite method, and a resin coat layer has been formed on a surface of the boehmite layer, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material having electric conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Oishi, Yuji Kamiyama, Akihiro Watanabe, Tamotsu Shimizu, Yoshinobu Yoneima, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito
  • Patent number: 9217981
    Abstract: Disclosed is a positively-charged electrophotographic photoreceptor which uses a tubular photosensitive layer support base with a wall thickness of (t), wherein (t) is 0.7 mm or less, a chamfer angle (a) of an end surface of the photosensitive layer support base is 30° or more and 60° or less with respect to a longitudinal tangent of a surface of a tubular photosensitive layer support base, and an outer end surface-tail edge surface width (b) of the tubular photosensitive layer support base is 0.05 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Keizo Kimoto, Sakae Saito, Yasufumi Mizuta, Kazunari Hamasaki, Syoji Itsumi, Hiroshi Takemoto
  • Patent number: 9201349
    Abstract: Developing device includes developing roller and magnetic roller. Developing roller includes aluminum oxide thin film and resin coat layer. Magnetic roller is disposed to face, without contact, outer circumferential surface of developing roller, and includes aluminum oxide thin film formed on outer circumferential surface of base body that is made of metal including aluminum. Magnetic roller forms toner layer on surface of developing roller via magnetic brush composed of toner and magnetic carrier. AC impedance Z1 is in range from 1.0×105? to 1.0×106? and surface roughness Ra of resin coat layer is in range from 0.057 ?m to 0.280 ?m, AC impedance Z1 being obtained when AC voltage at predetermined frequency is applied to between base body of magnetic roller and base body of developing roller in a state where the magnetic brush is formed on magnetic roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Shimizu, Shizuka Okada, Yuji Kamiyama, Sakae Saito, Yasuhiro Oishi, Masashi Fujishima, Chikara Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20150301473
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a developing roller having a conductive support base, a surface of which is covered with a resin layer, wherein the resin layer contains conductive fine particles and soluble nylon serving as a binder resin, and the resin layer surface has a surface roughness Ra of at least 0.4 ?m, a waviness curve cycle of 50 to 400 ?m, and a waviness curve height of 2 to 10 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yukimasa Watanabe, Sakae Saito, Hiroaki Sakai, Yasuhiro Oishi, Masashi Fujishima, Chikara Ishihara, Yasuhiro Tauchi
  • Publication number: 20150302617
    Abstract: In a data input device according to one aspect of the present invention, a position detection unit detects a first position based on a position of one part of a body of a user represented in a video captured by an image capturing device and a second position based on a position of another part of the body. A drawing input detection unit establishes, based on the first position, an input detection region in which a drawing input is detected, and detects, based on whether or not the second position is included in the input detection region, the drawing input. A position-of-interest detection unit detects a position-of-interest corresponding to the second position on an image display plane. An image forming unit forms an image indicating a position-of-interest in a case that the drawing input detection unit detects the drawing input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoya SHIMURA, Sakae SAITO
  • Publication number: 20150293477
    Abstract: A developing device supplies a developer to a photosensitive drum, which has a cylindrical shape, and is rotatable around an axis thereof for forming an electrostatic latent image on the circumferential surface thereof. The developing device is provided with a developing roller. The developing roller is disposed to face the photosensitive drum, and has a cylindrical shape. The developing roller is rotatable around an axis thereof for carrying a developer on the circumferential surface thereof. The developing roller is provided with a small diameter portion. The small diameter portion is a part of the circumferential surface of the developing roller. The small diameter portion extends from an axial end of the developing roller axially inward by a predetermined length, and has an outer diameter smaller than an axially middle portion of the developing roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Sakae Saito, Hiroaki Sakai, Yukimasa Watanabe, Yasuhiro Oishi, Masashi Fujishima, Chikara Ishihara, Yasuhiro Tauchi
  • Patent number: 9158227
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a developing roller having a conductive support base, a surface of which is covered with a resin layer, wherein the resin layer contains conductive fine particles and soluble nylon serving as a binder resin, and the resin layer surface has a surface roughness Ra of at least 0.4 ?m, a waviness curve cycle of 50 to 400 ?m, and a waviness curve height of 2 to 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yukimasa Watanabe, Sakae Saito, Hiroaki Sakai, Yasuhiro Oishi, Masashi Fujishima, Chikara Ishihara, Yasuhiro Tauchi
  • Patent number: 9122193
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. A resin coat layer has been formed on an outer circumferential surface of the roller main body, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material having electric conductivity. A product of resistance component Rs [?] and electrostatic capacitance component Cs [F] in AC impedance Z of the roller main body is in a range from 2.79×10?7 to 6.77×10?5, the AC impedance Z being obtained when an AC voltage of a predetermined frequency f is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Yoneima, Yuji Kamiyama, Akihiro Watanabe, Tamotsu Shimizu, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito, Yasuhiro Oishi, Chikara Ishihara, Masashi Fujishima, Yoshimi Shimizu, Yasuhiro Tauchi, Yu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9122194
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. The roller main body includes a resin coat layer that is formed on an outer circumferential surface of a base body that is made of a metal including aluminum, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material and having electric conductivity. An AC impedance Z obtained from an application of an AC voltage at a frequency in a range from 0.05 Hz to 100 Hz is equal to or higher than 100?, and a phase angle ? satisfies a relationship of 0 rad<?<0.1 rad when a power factor is cos ?=Za/Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Shimizu, Yuji Kamiyama, Akihiro Watanabe, Yoshinobu Yoneima, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito, Yasuhiro Oishi
  • Publication number: 20150177642
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. A resin coat layer has been formed on an outer circumferential surface of the roller main body, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material having electric conductivity. A product of resistance component Rs [?] and electrostatic capacitance component Cs [F] in AC impedance Z of the roller main body is in a range from 2.79×10?7 to 6.77×10?5, the AC impedance Z being obtained when an AC voltage of a predetermined frequency f is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Yoneima, Yuji Kamiyama, Akihiro Watanabe, Tamotsu Shimizu, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito, Yasuhiro Oishi, Chikara Ishihara, Masashi Fujishima, Yoshimi Shimizu, Yasuhiro Tauchi, Yu Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20150177652
    Abstract: Developing device includes developing roller and magnetic roller. Developing roller includes aluminum oxide thin film and resin coat layer. Magnetic roller is disposed to face, without contact, outer circumferential surface of developing roller, and includes aluminum oxide thin film formed on outer circumferential surface of base body that is made of metal including aluminum. Magnetic roller forms toner layer on surface of developing roller via magnetic brush composed of toner and magnetic carrier. AC impedance Z1 is in range from 1.0×105? to 1.0×106? and surface roughness Ra of resin coat layer is in range from 0.057 ?m to 0.280 ?m, AC impedance Z1 being obtained when AC voltage at predetermined frequency is applied to between base body of magnetic roller and base body of developing roller in a state where the magnetic brush is formed on magnetic roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Tamotsu Shimizu, Shizuka Okada, Yuji Kamiyama, Sakae Saito, Yasuhiro Oishi, Masashi Fujishima, Chikara Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20150177644
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. The roller main body includes a resin coat layer that is formed on an outer circumferential surface of a base body that is made of a metal including aluminum, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material and having electric conductivity. An AC impedance Z obtained from an application of an AC voltage at a frequency in a range from 0.05 Hz to 100 Hz is equal to or higher than 100?, and a phase angle ? satisfies a relationship of 0 rad<?<0.1 rad when a power factor is cos ?=Za/Z.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Tamotsu Shimizu, Yuji Kamiyama, Akihiro Watanabe, Yoshinobu Yoneima, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito, Yasuhiro Oishi
  • Publication number: 20150177643
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. In the roller main body, a boehmite layer has been formed on an outer circumferential surface of a base body that is made of a metal including aluminum, by a surface treatment by a boehmite method, and a resin coat layer has been formed on a surface of the boehmite layer, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material having electric conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Oishi, Yuji Kamiyama, Akihiro Watanabe, Tamotsu Shimizu, Yoshinobu Yoneima, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito
  • Publication number: 20150177651
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. The roller main body includes an aluminum oxide thin film and a resin coat layer, the aluminum oxide thin film being formed on an outer circumferential surface of a base body that is made of a metal including aluminum, the resin coat layer being formed on a surface of the aluminum oxide thin film that has been subjected to a predetermined heating process, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material and having electric conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Masashi Fujishima, Yuji Kamiyama, Tamotsu Shimizu, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito, Yasuhiro Oishi