Patents by Inventor Satoshi Kimura

Satoshi Kimura 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: 20240217236
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid ejection head including: a printing element board having an ejection surface in which an ejection orifice array is formed to eject liquid; and a protective member having an opening corresponding to the ejection orifice array, wherein the shape of the opening is an elongate shape having a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction in the case of viewing from the ejection surface, the opening has a first side surface parallel to the longitudinal direction and a second side surface parallel to the transverse direction, and the protective member s fixed to the ejection surface such that the first side surface has a first inclination angle with the ejection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2023
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: YASUHIKO OSAKI, SHUZO IWANAGA, TATSUROU MORI, HIROMASA AMMA, SHINGO OKUSHIMA, SATOSHI KIMURA, YUHEI OIKAWA, TAKATOSHI NAKANO, KOICHI ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20240217233
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head according to the present disclosure includes: a printing element substrate including an ejection surface provided with a first ejection orifice array in which an ejection orifice configured to be capable of ejecting a liquid is arranged in plurality in an array direction and a second ejection orifice array arranged in a direction intersecting with the array direction and the first ejection orifice array; and a protective member provided with a first opening corresponding to the first ejection orifice array and a second opening corresponding to the second ejection orifice array, wherein the protective member is arranged adjacent to the ejection surface of the printing element substrate via an adhesive arranged between the first ejection orifice array and the second ejection orifice array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2023
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: TATSUROU MORI, SHUZO IWANAGA, HIROMASA AMMA, SHINGO OKUSHIMA, SATOSHI KIMURA, KOICHI ISHIDA, TOMOHIRO TAKAHASHI, HIROAKI MIHARA, YUHEI OIKAWA, TAKATOSHI NAKANO, YOSHIHIRO HAMADA, FUMI TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20240208222
    Abstract: Provided are a liquid ejection head and a liquid ejection apparatus that can suppress a deterioration of the printing quality. To this end, in the liquid ejection head, as a reference member, a first reference member and a second reference member that are provided at one end portion in a second direction crossing a first direction in which ejection ports are arrayed so as to be in different positions in the first direction, and a third reference member that is provided at the other end portion in the second direction so as to be between, in the first direction, the first reference member and the second reference member are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2023
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Inventors: SATOSHI KIMURA, TAKUYA IWANO, TAKAHITO KIDO, KLAAS VERZIJL
  • Publication number: 20240181777
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including a recording element substrate configured with a liquid ejection port, the liquid ejection head including: a first positioning member configured with a first positioning part including a recess portion opening in a direction of liquid ejection; and a second positioning member configured with a second positioning part, which includes a groove portion opening in the direction of liquid ejection and extending towards the first positioning member, and a third positioning part, which includes a flat plane portion substantially parallel to the recording element substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2023
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: YASUHIKO OSAKI, SATOSHI KIMURA, SHUZO IWANAGA, SHINGO OKUSHIMA, HIROMASA AMMA, SEIJI SUZUKI, TAKAYA SATO, RAN KUDO, RYOSUKE ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20240153379
    Abstract: A signal control apparatus is connected to a plurality of traffic signals located on a road with a plurality of intersections having travel lanes with designated traffic classifications. The signal control apparatus comprises: means for detecting the number of vehicles staying in the travel lane or lanes of the same traffic classification among the travel lanes of the plurality of intersections; means for determining whether or not to extend or reduce signaling time for permitting traffic of the traffic classification of the travel lane or lanes based on the number of vehicles staying in the travel lane or lanes of the same traffic classification at the plurality of intersections and means for adjusting split of the plurality of traffic signals based on a result of the determination so as to extend or reduce the signaling time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki TOZAWA, Satoshi KIMURA
  • Patent number: 11953854
    Abstract: A powder collection container accommodates a powder discharged from a discharge port of a powder discharge device including a powder discharger provided with a shutter member that opens and closes the discharge port. The powder collection container includes a moving member that is movable between a first position where the moving member abuts against the shutter member to open the discharge port of the powder discharge device, and a second position where the moving member does not abut against the shutter member and the discharge port of the powder discharge device is not opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11903915
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gel patch having a paste layer on a support, wherein the paste layer comprising ketoprofen or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, propylene glycol, 1-menthol, and water, wherein the mass of propylene glycol in the paste layer is 3-fold the mass of ketoprofen or less, and wherein the content of 1-menthol based on a total mass of the paste layer is 0.1 to 0.5 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sakakura, Satoshi Kimura, Seiichiro Tsuru
  • Publication number: 20240010015
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a conveyance roller configured to convey a recording medium in a conveyance direction, and a moving portion configured to move a recording head between a positioning position and a non-positioning position, the moving portion having a first supporting portion that supports the recording head at the non-positioning position. The first supporting portion does not support the recording head at the positioning position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: RAN KUDO, SEIJI SUZUKI, TAKAYA SATO, RYOSUKE ARAKI, TAKUYA HANE, TAKAYUKI OKAMOTO, SATOSHI KIMURA, SHINGO OKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20230398797
    Abstract: In a recording apparatus including a recording head having an ejection port surface in which an ejection port that ejects a liquid is provided and a supporting portion configured to support the recording head to move the recording head between a recording position and a non-recording position, the supporting portion can be in a first state where an angle change of the ejection port surface is regulated and a second state where the angle change of the ejection port surface is not regulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: SEIJI SUZUKI, RAN KUDO, TAKAYA SATO, RYOSUKE ARAKI, TAKUYA HANE, TAKAYUKI OKAMOTO, SATOSHI KIMURA, SHINGO OKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 11827020
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including a recording element substrate for ejecting liquid supported by a support member with an adhesive layer provided between the recording element substrate and the support member. A terminal is provided at an end portion of the recording element substrate with a sealing member covering the end portion of the recording element substrate including the terminal. The sealing member is in contact with a side surface of the end portion and an end surface of the adhesive layer. The adhesive layer comprises includes a first adhesive portion and a second adhesive portion positioned between the first adhesive portion and the sealing member. Rigidity of the second adhesive portion is less than the rigidity of the sealing member and less than the rigidity of the first adhesive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Okushima, Yumi Komamiya, Satoshi Oikawa, Satoshi Kimura, Hirotomo Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 11787188
    Abstract: A maintenance apparatus that prevents a reduction in image quality of an image recorded by a liquid discharge head is provided. A maintenance apparatus includes an application unit configured to come into contact with a discharge surface included in a recording head and apply a cleaning liquid to the discharge surface, wherein discharge ports configured to discharge a liquid are formed on the discharge surface, a suction unit configured to suction the discharge surface, a movement unit configured to move the suction unit relative to the recording head, and a control unit configured to execute a first cleaning mode where, after the application unit applies the cleaning liquid, the suction unit suctions the discharge surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hikaru Watanabe, Takuya Hane, Satoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11760089
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a recording element substrate including a discharge port. A channel member is configured to supply the recording element substrate with a liquid. An electric wiring board is configured to supply the recording element substrate with power. A plate-like protective member is directly or indirectly fixed to the channel member. In a case where a direction in which the recording element substrate is viewed from the channel member is defined as downward, the protective member includes a first bent portion configured to be bent in a transverse direction of the liquid discharge head. The first bent portion is located at a position that is above an upper end of the channel member and below a midpoint of a line segment connecting the upper end of the channel member and an upper end of the protective member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yumi Komamiya, Satoshi Kimura, Shingo Okushima
  • Patent number: 11714375
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus having a drum unit and a developing unit attachable to or detachable from an apparatus body, when the drum unit is inserted into or removed from the apparatus body, operation in the following first to third sections occurs in order or reverse. The first section is a predetermined section on a removal side from the innermost position of the drum unit. In the first section, the developing unit is inserted/removed integrally with the drum unit. In the second section, only the drum unit is inserted or removed. Meanwhile, the developing unit gradually rotates to switch the contact or separated states in conjunction with the insertion or removal of the drum unit. In the third section, only the drum unit is inserted into or removed from the apparatus body while the developing unit is separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20230152782
    Abstract: By controlling an operation of one reference axis using a control program, a controller operates another axis in synchronization with the reference axis. The controller generates shift information indicating an operation timing of another axis with respect to the reference axis, and determines a timing of outputting a movement amount related to each of the plurality of axes according to the generated shift information. Then, the controller outputs a movement amount of an axis, for which it is determined that it is a timing to output the movement amount, and buffers a movement amount of an axis, for which it is determined that it is not a timing to output the movement amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Satoshi KIMURA, Akira KANEMARU
  • Publication number: 20230095266
    Abstract: In order to specify, through a simple operation, members of an organization to which a user belongs, this server comprises: an extraction means which extracts an instruction on the basis of a voice input by the user belonging to the organization; a processing means which processes the instruction on the basis of the attributes of the user in the organization; and a specifying means which specifies at least one among a plurality of the members belonging to the organization on the basis of the processed instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi KIMURA, Daishi YUZAWA
  • Publication number: 20230088138
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board whose end part side is connected to a print element substrate capable of ejecting ink using a print element, so as to be capable of transmitting a signal from a control part of a printing apparatus to the print element substrate via wiring and to be capable of transmitting a signal from the print element substrate to the control part via the wiring, wherein a side part side of high-potential wiring includes at least one of a regulation part that regulates penetration of ink and a wiring part that is configured with low-potential ground wiring and low-potential liquid signal line whose signal value transmitted by the control part or operation based on a signal is monitored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Takuma Kodoi, Takamitsu Tokuda, Satoshi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20230069650
    Abstract: A powder collection container accommodates a powder discharged from a discharge port of a powder discharge device including a powder discharger provided with a shutter member that opens and doses the discharge port. The powder collection container includes a moving member that is movable between a first position where the moving member abuts against the shutter member to open the discharge port of the powder discharge device, and a second position where the moving member does not abut against the shutter member and the discharge port of the powder discharge device is not opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Inventor: SATOSHI KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220413427
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus having a drum unit and a developing unit attachable to or detachable from an apparatus body, when the drum unit is inserted into or removed from the apparatus body, operation in the following first to third sections occurs in order or reverse. The first section is a predetermined section on a removal side from the innermost position of the drum unit. In the first section, the developing unit is inserted/removed integrally with the drum unit. In the second section, only the drum unit is inserted or removed. Meanwhile, the developing unit gradually rotates to switch the contact or separated states in conjunction with the insertion or removal of the drum unit. In the third section, only the drum unit is inserted into or removed from the apparatus body while the developing unit is separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventor: SATOSHI KIMURA
  • Patent number: D972468
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuneo Kanasugi, Satoshi Kimura, Stephan Jubt Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D1021713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Kimura