Patents by Inventor Satoshi Nakayama

Satoshi Nakayama 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: 20190202648
    Abstract: A detecting device, which is included in an image forming apparatus, includes a detector configured to optically detect at least one of a position of a sheet, a position of an image formed on the sheet, and the image formed on the sheet, and a rotary body disposed at a position opposed to the detector and having a shaft, the rotary body being rotatable about the shaft in a sheet conveying direction of the sheet. The sheet is conveyed to space between the detector and the rotary body. The rotary body has a reference plane on an outer circumferential surface, a line formed on the reference plane and extending in a width direction perpendicular to the sheet conveying direction. The detector detects the line on the reference plane while the rotary body is rotating when the sheet does not intervene between the detector and the rotary body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakayama, Hideyo Makino, Kohta Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 10319057
    Abstract: A safety analysis system for wiring, including: a storage unit that stores electric wire-terminal connector correlation information in which each of a plurality of electric wires and a pair of connectors are correlated with each other, terminal connector-function correlation information in which the pair of connectors located at terminals and a function of a device to which the connectors are connected are correlated with each other, and function determination information including a combination of a plurality of functions that are not allowed to be lost at the same time; and a processing unit that matches the electric wire-terminal connector correlation information and the terminal connector-function correlation information when the wire harness is identified, and generates electric wire-function correlation information in which each of the plurality of electric wires and the function of the device are correlated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Toyama, Satoshi Suehiro, Yoshihiro Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10315320
    Abstract: This electric shaver has outer blades, inner blades, an inner-blade joint component, and skin-entry prevention parts. The outer blades have outer-blade holes. The inner blades have main inner-blade walls, multiple blade pieces, inner-blade holes, and internal inner-blade spaces. The inner blades move back and forth relative to the outer blades so as to cut hair that has entered through the outer-blade holes. The main inner-blade walls are connected to the inner-blade joint component. The internal inner-blade spaces are bounded by the main inner-blade walls and the multiple blade pieces. The skin-entry prevention parts are located inside the internal inner-blade spaces, at positions that correspond to the inner-blade holes, and are structured so as to contact skin that has entered the internal inner-blade spaces via the inter-blade holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Narita, Shigeru Tatsuta, Shigetoshi Sakon, Satoshi Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20190163112
    Abstract: A position detector includes a reading device, a position reference member having a mark opposite the reading device, and circuitry. The circuitry controls the reading device to detect the contour of the processing target and the position of the image pattern on the processing target and the position of the mark and corrects a processing position for the processing target to offset distortion of the reading device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Daisuke Nikaku, Masamoto Nakazawa, Ryohma Ikemoto, Osamu Inage, Tatsuya Ishii, Satoshi Iwanami, Hideyo Makino, Kimiharu Yamazaki, Kohta Aoyagi, Satoshi Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20190166271
    Abstract: A reading device including a reader, a position reference member, and circuitry. The position reference member has a reference pattern along a first direction of the position reference member. The circuitry is configured to detect the reference pattern of the position reference member; determine coordinates of at least two pixels in the second direction, based on the detected reference pattern; calculate a first correction value based on the coordinates determined for the at least two pixels of the reader in the second direction; detect an outer shape and a position of an image pattern on the conveyed object based on data read by the reader; obtain a difference between an image of the conveyed object, of which a shape has been corrected, and an image of the conveyed object, of which a shape has not been correction; and set a second correction value based on the obtained difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimiharu Yamazaki, Kohta Aoyagi, Hideyo Makino, Satoshi Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20190160695
    Abstract: Provided is a line-shaped-item securing method including an elastic-body disposing step of disposing an elastic body so as to surround the periphery of one or more line-shaped items; a compressing step of compressing the elastic body, disposed around the periphery of the line-shaped items in the elastic-body disposing step, in a direction perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the line-shaped items to dimensions smaller than a gap in a robot, through which the line-shaped items are to be passed; a line-shaped-item inserting step of inserting a portion of the line-shaped items, surrounded by the elastic body compressed in the compressing step, into the gap; and an expanding step of releasing the elastic body from compression, with the line-shaped items inserted into the gap in the line-shaped-item inserting step, thereby expanding the elastic body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka NAKAYAMA, Yasuyoshi TANAKA, Satoshi ADACHI
  • Patent number: 10298792
    Abstract: An image forming device, which is included in an image forming apparatus, includes an image reader, a sheet conveyance passage, a transparent body, an opposing body, and multiple curved opposing portions. The image reader is configured to read an image formed on a target object. The sheet conveyance passage is a passage through which the target object is conveyed. The transparent body is disposed between the sheet conveyance passage and the image reader. The opposing body is disposed facing the transparent body on a side opposite the image reader. The multiple curved opposing portions have respective outwardly curving reference planes. The multiple curved opposing portions are sequentially switched and located at a predetermined image reading position at which the multiple curved opposing portions face the transparent body with a gap through which the target object passes the predetermined image reading position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakayama, Hideyo Makino, Tomoaki Suga, Yuusuke Kumagawa
  • Publication number: 20190111019
    Abstract: Since a compound represented by the general formula (I) (wherein definition of each group is as described in the specification), a salt thereof, a solvate thereof, or a prodrug thereof has strong and sustaining intraocular pressure lowering activity and, further, has no side effect on eyes such as ocular stimulating property (hyperemia, corneal clouding etc.), aqueous humor protein rise etc., it has high safety, and can be an excellent agent for preventing and/or treating glaucoma etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tohru KAMBE, Toru MARUYAMA, Shinsaku YAMANE, Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Kousuke TANI
  • Patent number: 10201520
    Abstract: Since a compound represented by the general formula (I) (wherein definition of each group is as described in the specification), a salt thereof, a solvate thereof, or a prodrug thereof has strong and sustaining intraocular pressure lowering activity and, further, has no side effect on eyes such as ocular stimulating property (hyperemia, corneal clouding etc.), aqueous humor protein rise etc., it has high safety, and can be an excellent agent for preventing and/or treating glaucoma etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tohru Kambe, Toru Maruyama, Shinsaku Yamane, Satoshi Nakayama, Kousuke Tani
  • Patent number: 10203641
    Abstract: A sheet discriminator, which can be included in an image forming apparatus, includes an optical information detector, a sheet distinguisher, and a sheet thickness detector. The optical information detector includes a light emitter to emit light to a recording medium and a light receiver to receive the light and detects information of the recording medium. The sheet distinguisher distinguishes a type of the recording medium based on the information detected by the optical information detector. The sheet thickness detector includes a displacement gauge to sandwich the recording medium with an opposing member disposed facing the displacement gauge and to move from an initial position thereof and a displacement detector to detect an amount of displacement of the displacement gauge. The sheet thickness detector detects a thickness of the recording medium based on detection results obtained by the displacement detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriaki Takenaga, Tohru Matsumoto, Tetsuya Ofuchi, Takayuki Nishimura, Yukifumi Kobayashi, Hideyo Makino, Satoshi Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20190033237
    Abstract: A radiation analysis apparatus includes an excitation source unit irradiating an object, for which the radiation analysis apparatus analyzes property or a structure, with a first radiation, a radiation detection unit including three or more radiation detectors that detect a second radiation generated from the object irradiated with the first radiation, a radiation focusing unit disposed between the object and the radiation detection unit, and focusing the second radiation, a position changing unit changing a relative positional relationship between the radiation focusing unit and the radiation detection unit, and a control unit controlling the position changing unit to change the positional relationship, based on first information which is stored in a storage unit and indicates an intensity distribution of the second radiation emitted from the radiation focusing unit and second information indicating a distribution based on a detection count of the second radiation detected by each of the radiation detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakayama, Keiichi Tanaka, Atsushi Nagata, Kazuo Chinone
  • Publication number: 20190003728
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an air conditioner includes a blower device and a heat exchanger. The blower device includes a fan motor, a fan, a fan case and a coupling member. The fan motor includes a first end section and a second end section separate from each other. The fan is coaxially fixed to a rotating shaft. The fan case accommodating the fan and for guiding air discharged from the fan toward the heat exchanger. The coupling member includes a pair of arm sections respectively coupled to the first end section and the second end section, and a bar-like section extending in the axial direction of the rotating shaft across the arm sections and coupled to the fan case. The fan motor and the fan case are integrally coupled to each other through the coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakayama, Yoshinobu Hamada, Nobusato Yoshitake, Kiyomi Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20180364627
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an information obtainer, a memory, a candidate determining unit, and an image forming device. The information obtainer obtains feature information from the target recording medium. The memory stores at least one set of recording medium information regarding the target recording medium associated with the feature information and at least one set of image forming condition information corresponding to the recording medium information. The recording medium information is identification information. The candidate determining unit determines a candidate recording medium information from the recording medium information stored in the memory based on the feature information of the target recording medium obtained by the information obtainer. The image forming device forms an image on the target recording medium based on the image forming condition information in the memory according to the candidate recording medium information determined by the candidate determining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukifumi KOBAYASHI, Hideyo MAKINO, Tetsuya OFUCHI, Takayuki NISHIMURA, Yasuyuki SEKINO, Tohru MATSUMOTO, Noriaki TAKENAGA, Satoshi NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10136010
    Abstract: A position measurement reference sheet for image position measurement on a recording medium includes a body having a front face to face an image reading face of a reading device, a recording medium detection window in the body to measure a position of an end of the recording medium, and an image detection window in the body to measure a position of an image on the recording medium. The position measurement reference sheet is interposed between the image reading face and the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yumiko Kishi, Makoto Hino, Satoshi Mohri, Yoshiaki Morita, Noritaka Masuda, Hideyo Makino, Tomoaki Suga, Takahiro Konishi, Satoshi Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20180308889
    Abstract: An image sensor includes: a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts incident light transmitted through a microlens to generate electric charge; an accumulation unit that accumulates the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit; and a transfer unit that transfers the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit to the accumulation unit, wherein: the photoelectric conversion unit, the transfer unit, and the accumulation unit are provided along a direction of an optical axis of the microlens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru TAKAGI, Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Ryoji ANDO, Takashi SEO, Yohei MATSUOKA, Yoshiyuki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180295274
    Abstract: An image-capturing apparatus includes: an image sensor and a processor. The processor controls a plurality of pixels included in a first region of the image sensor to accumulate the charges with the light from a subject for a first accumulation time length, and controls a plurality of pixels included in a second region of the image sensor to accumulate the charges with the light from the subject for a second accumulation time length, the second region being different from the first region; and calculates at least one of a movement distance and a speed of a measurement target included in the subject, based on a first image obtained from a first pixel signal group from the plurality of pixels in the first region and a second image obtained from a second pixel signal group from the plurality of pixels in the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Shutaro KATO
  • Patent number: 10095094
    Abstract: A solid-state light source device 1 includes a plurality of light source cells 10, a light combining device 20 combining light emitted from the plurality of light source cells and emitting combined light, and a light reflecting/combining unit 30 reflecting the light emitted from the light source cells and emitting the light to the light combining device. The light combining device 20 has a reflective plane on a surface thereof, has a plurality of columnar-shaped regions divided along emission directions in an interior thereof, and has wavelength selective reflective planes in interfaces between the columnar-shaped regions. The light reflecting/combining unit 30 is configured in a substantially paraboloidal shape having a reflective plane on a surface thereof. Accordingly, light use efficiency is improved, and light of a desired color can be selectively extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Hirata, Satoshi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10073396
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an information obtainer, a memory, a candidate determining unit, and an image forming device. The information obtainer obtains feature information from the target recording medium. The memory stores at least one set of recording medium information regarding the target recording medium associated with the feature information and at least one set of image forming condition information corresponding to the recording medium information. The recording medium information is identification information. The candidate determining unit determines a candidate recording medium information from the recording medium information stored in the memory based on the feature information of the target recording medium obtained by the information obtainer. The image forming device forms an image on the target recording medium based on the image forming condition information in the memory according to the candidate recording medium information determined by the candidate determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukifumi Kobayashi, Hideyo Makino, Tetsuya Ofuchi, Takayuki Nishimura, Yasuyuki Sekino, Tohru Matsumoto, Noriaki Takenaga, Satoshi Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20180217351
    Abstract: A projection type image display device includes a focus adjusting unit that adjusts a focal position of a projection lens. The projection lens includes a front side lens group and a rear side lens group which are displaceable toward the screen. The focus adjusting unit includes a back focus adjusting unit that adjusts a position of the rear side lens group and a peripheral adjusting unit that adjusts a position of the front side lens group, and the back focus adjusting unit and the peripheral adjusting unit independently adjust the position of the rear side lens group and the position of the front side lens group by individual driving of motors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro SHIRAISHI, Kazuo SHIKITA, Satoshi NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10018578
    Abstract: An X-ray analysis device includes an electron gun, an X-ray optical member, a first detection unit and a second detection unit, and a distance changing mechanism. The X-ray optical member guides characteristic X-rays emitted from a sample to at least any one of the first detection unit or the second detection unit. The first detection unit is formed such that energy resolution is given relative priority over counting efficiency in contrast to the second detection unit. The second detection unit is formed such that counting efficiency is given relative priority over energy resolution in contrast to the first detection unit. The distance changing mechanism changes the distance between each of the first detection unit and the second detection unit and the X-ray optical member in an axial direction of an optical axis of the X-ray optical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakayama, Keiichi Tanaka, Atsushi Nagata, Kazuo Chinone