Patents by Inventor Satoshi Hiraoka

Satoshi Hiraoka 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: 11160703
    Abstract: An assistance device that enables a caregiver or care receiver to understand a degree to which a load is applied in the front-rear direction of a body supporting member. The assistance device includes: the body supporting member configured to support the upper body of the care receiver; a load detecting device provided on the body supporting member and configured to detect a load applied by the care receiver; and a display device configured to display an extent to which a load is applied to the body supporting member in a front-rear direction of the body supporting member based on the load detected by the load detecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Shimizu, Joji Isozumi, Takehiro Noguchi, Takehiro Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 11103399
    Abstract: An assistance device that enables appropriate evaluation of to what extent a care receiver is using their own leg power. The assistance device is provided with: a body supporting member configured to support the upper body of the care receiver; a first load detecting device provided on the body supporting member, and configured to detect a first load applied by the care receiver; a second load detecting apparatus provided on the body supporting member at a position rearwards of the first load detecting device, and configured to detect a second load applied by the care receiver; and an effort level calculating device configured to calculate effort levels representing to what extent the care receiver is using their own leg power during the standing assistance based on a relationship between the first load and the second load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Shimizu, Takehiro Noguchi, Takehiro Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 10852659
    Abstract: A method of producing a foil formed member, includes: preparing a formed member on which a plastic toner image having plasticity is formed; and pressing foil against the formed member at a temperature of 70° C. or lower to form a foil image on the plastic toner image of the formed member, and a method of producing a wiring substrate, includes: preparing a substrate on which a toner image of a toner, in which a volume fraction of particles having a particle diameter of 16 ?m or more is less than 1%, is formed; and forming a foil image on the toner image of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Matsumura, Sumiaki Yamasaki, Satoshi Hiraoka, Shiori Chonan, Takashi Imai
  • Patent number: 10828923
    Abstract: A pressure-printed material preparing apparatus includes an attachment unit that attaches, powder which exhibits adhesiveness when pressure is applied, to a surface to be bonded of a recording medium; a fixation unit that applies pressure to the recording medium to which the powder is attached to fix the powder to the recording medium as an adhesive layer; a folding unit that folds the recording medium of which the adhesive layer is formed on the surface to be bonded, such that two portions of the surface to be bonded are opposed to each other; and an application unit that applies pressure to the recording medium in which the surfaces to be bonded are opposed to each other, to thereby bond the adhesive layer on one surface and the adhesive layer on the other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Uehara, Yasuo Matsumura, Satoshi Hiraoka
  • Publication number: 20200271399
    Abstract: In a seal structure for a heat exchanger, the seal structure being mounted on a baffle plate disposed in a shell included in the heat exchanger and being partially in contact with a wall surface on an inner surface side of the shell, the seal plate is composed of a plurality of thin plates which are laminated; the thin plates are in contact with the wall surface while being curved by an elastic deformation; a contact thin plate serving as one of the thin plates located on an outermost side of the curve is in contact with the wall surface; and an outer surface of the contact thin plate serving as a surface on an outside of the curve among surfaces arranged in a thickness direction of the contact thin plate is in contact with the wall surface so as to restrain seal performance from deteriorating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Shingo NISHIDA, Satoshi HIRAOKA, Kenji KIRIHARA, Hideyuki MORITA
  • Publication number: 20200166280
    Abstract: A tube plate of a heat exchanger includes a tube plate base material to which ends of a plurality of heat transfer tubes are fixed, a first backplate that covers a surface of the tube plate base material on a first tube chamber side, and a fastener that includes at least a shaft section and fixes the first backplate to the tube plate base material. The first backplate includes heat transfer tube insertion holes through which a plurality of heat transfer tubes are inserted, and an insertion hole through which the shaft section is loosely inserted. The first backplate is joined to an end section of a second partition wall on a first end side. The second partition wall, the first backplate, and the fastener are formed of a material having higher corrosion resistance than the tube plate base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Taichi NAKAMURA, Hiroshi YANO, Shungo FUKUMA, Satoshi HIRAOKA, Masanori TAGASHIRA, Kenji KIRIHARA
  • Patent number: 10627166
    Abstract: A U-tube heat exchanger wherein a tube support plate divides the interior of a tube-exterior fluid chamber into a curved-tube chamber on a second end side including curved-tube sections of the U-tubes, and a chamber on a first end side. A second partition wall divides the interior of the chamber on the first end side inside the tube-exterior fluid chamber into a first straight-tube chamber including inlet-side straight-tube sections of the U-tubes, and a second straight-tube chamber including outlet-side straight-tube sections of the U-tubes. An opening penetrating from the first straight-tube chamber into the second straight-tube chamber is formed in the second partition wall. First passage holes, which penetrate from the first straight-tube chamber into the curved-tube chamber, and second passage holes, which penetrate from the second straight-tube chamber into the curved-tube chamber, are formed in the tube support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Taichi Nakamura, Katsuhiro Hotta, Satoshi Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 10507681
    Abstract: A pressure-printed material preparing apparatus includes an attachment unit that attaches, powder which exhibits adhesiveness when pressure is applied, to a surface to be bonded of a recording medium; a fixation unit that applies pressure to the recording medium to which the powder is attached to fix the powder to the recording medium as an adhesive layer; a folding unit that folds the recording medium of which the adhesive layer is formed on the surface to be bonded, such that two portions of the surface to be bonded are opposed to each other; and an application unit that applies pressure to the recording medium in which the surfaces to be bonded are opposed to each other, to thereby bond the adhesive layer on one surface and the adhesive layer on the other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Uehara, Yasuo Matsumura, Satoshi Hiraoka
  • Publication number: 20190286010
    Abstract: A method of producing a foil formed member, includes: preparing a formed member on which a plastic toner image having plasticity is formed; and pressing foil against the formed member at a temperature of 70° C. or lower to form a foil image on the plastic toner image of the formed member, and a method of producing a wiring substrate, includes: preparing a substrate on which a toner image of a toner, in which a volume fraction of particles having a particle diameter of 16 ?m or more is less than 1%, is formed; and forming a foil image on the toner image of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo MATSUMURA, Sumiaki YAMASAKI, Satoshi HIRAOKA, Shiori CHONAN, Takashi IMAI
  • Patent number: 10365044
    Abstract: The heat exchanger is provided with a body, multiple heat transfer tubes (20) which are arranged inside of the body, and multiple support plates (30) which are arranged at intervals along the longitudinal direction of the heat transfer tubes (20) and in which multiple tube insertion through-holes (40) for inserting the multiple heat transfer tubes (20) are formed. Between two support plates (30) adjacent in the longitudinal direction among the plurality of support plates (30), the shapes of the tube insertion through-holes (40) for one heat transfer tube (20) are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Issaku Fujita, Taichi Nakamura, Satoshi Hiraoka
  • Publication number: 20190176502
    Abstract: A pressure-printed material preparing apparatus includes an attachment unit that attaches, powder which exhibits adhesiveness when pressure is applied, to a surface to be bonded of a recording medium; a fixation unit that applies pressure to the recording medium to which the powder is attached to fix the powder to the recording medium as an adhesive layer; a folding unit that folds the recording medium of which the adhesive layer is formed on the surface to be bonded, such that two portions of the surface to be bonded are opposed to each other; and an application unit that applies pressure to the recording medium in which the surfaces to be bonded are opposed to each other, to thereby bond the adhesive layer on one surface and the adhesive layer on the other surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Uehara, Yasuo Matsumura, Satoshi Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 10268129
    Abstract: A pressure fixation toner for developing an electrostatic charge image includes a styrene resin, a (meth)acrylic acid ester resin, and an oxidative polymerizable compound. The pressure fixation toner has a sea-island structure configured by a sea portion including the styrene resin and island portions including the (meth)acrylic acid ester resin. The (meth)acrylic acid ester resin has a glass transition temperature being lower than a glass transition temperature of the styrene resin by 30° C. or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shiori Chonan, Sumiaki Yamasaki, Satoshi Hiraoka, Yasuo Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20190033002
    Abstract: A U-tube heat exchanger wherein a tube support plate divides the interior of a tube-exterior fluid chamber into a curved-tube chamber on a second end side including curved-tube sections of the U-tubes, and a chamber on a first end side. A second partition wall divides the interior of the chamber on the first end side inside the tube-exterior fluid chamber into a first straight-tube chamber including inlet-side straight-tube sections of the U-tubes, and a second straight-tube chamber including outlet-side straight-tube sections of the U-tubes. An opening penetrating from the first straight-tube chamber into the second straight-tube chamber is formed in the second partition wall. First passage holes, which penetrate from the first straight-tube chamber into the curved-tube chamber, and second passage holes, which penetrate from the second straight-tube chamber into the curved-tube chamber, are formed in the tube support plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Taichi NAKAMURA, Katsuhiro HOTTA, Satoshi HIRAOKA
  • Patent number: 10162295
    Abstract: A method for forming a scratchable image includes pressure-fixing a masking pressure toner onto a base image on a substrate to form a masking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Matsumura, Satoshi Hiraoka, Yasuhiro Uehara
  • Publication number: 20180275544
    Abstract: A pressure fixation toner for developing an electrostatic charge image includes a styrene resin, a (meth)acrylic acid ester resin, and an oxidative polymerizable compound. The pressure fixation toner has a sea-island structure configured by a sea portion including the styrene resin and island portions including the (meth)acrylic acid ester resin. The (meth)acrylic acid ester resin has a glass transition temperature being lower than a glass transition temperature of the styrene resin by 30° C. or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shiori CHONAN, Sumiaki YAMASAKI, Satoshi HIRAOKA, Yasuo MATSUMURA
  • Publication number: 20180224783
    Abstract: A method for forming a scratchable image includes pressure-fixing a masking pressure toner onto a base image on a substrate to form a masking layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo MATSUMURA, Satoshi HIRAOKA, Yasuhiro UEHARA
  • Publication number: 20180001687
    Abstract: A pressure-printed material preparing apparatus includes an attachment unit that attaches, powder which exhibits adhesiveness when pressure is applied, to a surface to be bonded of a recording medium; a fixation unit that applies pressure to the recording medium to which the powder is attached to fix the powder to the recording medium as an adhesive layer; a folding unit that folds the recording medium of which the adhesive layer is formed on the surface to be bonded, such that two portions of the surface to be bonded are opposed to each other; and an application unit that applies pressure to the recording medium in which the surfaces to be bonded are opposed to each other, to thereby bond the adhesive layer on one surface and the adhesive layer on the other surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro UEHARA, Yasuo MATSUMURA, Satoshi HIRAOKA
  • Patent number: 9708936
    Abstract: The condenser which has a thin heat transfer pipe group, a main body trunk, and an intermediate trunk, and which generates condensed water by causing steam discharged from a steam turbine to flow from an upper section of the intermediate trunk, and by bringing the steam into contact with the thin heat transfer pipe group. In the intermediate trunk, upstream side heaters and downstream side heaters are arranged so as to be parallel to each other in a steam flowing direction. The downstream side heaters and turbine bypass pipes are arranged at the same position in the steam flowing direction. The length of a gap between the upstream side heaters and the downstream side heaters, and the turbine bypass pipes is set to be equal to or shorter than the radius of the turbine bypass pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Naonori Nagai, Akira Fukui, Satoshi Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 9638469
    Abstract: This low-pressure condenser is provided with: a pressure bulkhead which partitions the inside of the container into an upper space and a lower space; a heat transfer tube which is arranged in the upper space; and a reheater which is arranged in the lower space and which, by means of high-temperature steam flowing from the outside into the lower space, heats water which condenses in the upper space and flows into the lower space. The reheater includes multiple partition members, a receiving plate which receives water flowing downward via the partition members, and a dam which is connected to the outer peripheral edge of the receiving plate. The lower ends of the multiple partition members are below the upper end of the dam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Issaku Fujita, Satoshi Hiraoka, Kenji Kirihara, Akira Fukui, Kensuke Nishiura, Taichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20160010923
    Abstract: This low-pressure condenser is provided with: a pressure bulkhead which partitions the inside of the container into an upper space and a lower space; a heat transfer tube which is arranged in the upper space; and a reheater which is arranged in the lower space and which, by means of high-temperature steam flowing from the outside into the lower space, heats water which condenses in the upper space and flows into the lower space. The reheater comprises multiple partition members, a receiving plate which receives water flowing downward via the partition members, and a dam which is connected to the outer peripheral edge of the receiving plate. The lower ends of the multiple partition members are below the upper end of the dam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Issaku FUJITA, Satoshi HIRAOKA, Kenji KIRIHARA, Akira FUKUI, Kensuke NISHIURA, Taichi NAKAMURA