Patents by Inventor Satoshi Ogata

Satoshi Ogata 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: 11866564
    Abstract: The present invention is a polymer substrate with a hard coat layer, which is obtained by directly laminating a polymer substrate, a base cured layer and a silicon oxide layer, wherein the base cured layer has a thickness of 1-20 ?m and contains 10-90 parts by weight of a polyfunctional acrylate and 90-10 parts by weight of inorganic oxide fine particles and/or a hydrolytic condensation product of a silicon compound or contains a hydrolytic condensation product of an organic silicon compound as a primary component, and the silicon oxide layer satisfies requirement (a1) below at a position 0.04 ?m in the thickness direction from the interface between the base cured layer and the silicon oxide layer and satisfies requirement (a3) below at the surface of the silicon oxide layer on the opposite side from the interface, Requirement (a1): when the chemical composition is represented by SiOxCyHz, x falls within the range 1.93-1.98, y falls within the range 0.04-0.15 and z falls within the range 0.10-0.50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignees: TEIJIN LIMITED, TSUKISHIMA KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ekinaka, Tatsuichirou Kon, Hiroshi Kishimoto, Yume Takeda, Takehiro Suga, Satoshi Ogata, Masato Nakagomi
  • Publication number: 20230408960
    Abstract: A recording material conveyance device that can suppress a decrease in productivity when detecting characteristics of the recording material is provided. A recording material conveyance device includes: a first conveyor that constitutes a conveyance route for a recording material; a second conveyor and a third conveyor that branch off from the first conveyor and constitute the conveyance route for the recording material on a downstream side of a recording material conveyance direction of the first conveyor; a first detector that detects recording material characteristics of the recording material disposed in the first conveyor; a second detector that detects the recording material characteristics disposed in the second conveyor; and a controller that stops detection by the second detector and discharges the recording material that is being detected by the second detector when the first detector detects an abnormality in a detection result of the recording material characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi OGATA, Masashi SUGANO
  • Publication number: 20230406011
    Abstract: A recording material conveying device includes: a first conveyor that conveys a recording material supplied from a recording material supply part; a second conveyor that branches from the first conveyor and conveys the recording material without passing through an image forming part; a third conveyor that branches from the first conveyor and conveys the recording material via the image forming part; and a detector that detects a recording material characteristic of the recording material, wherein the recording material whose recording material characteristic has been detected by the detector can be ejected from the second conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: MASAYUKI FUKUNAGA, SATOSHI OGATA
  • Patent number: 11832014
    Abstract: A solid-state image pickup device includes: comparators; counters; and a control portion for carrying out control in such a way that in a phase of an addition mode, the two comparators and the two counters corresponding to the two pixel columns, respectively, are set as a unit, 1 is added to a second digit of one counter of the two counters when both the comparison results from the two comparators has a first logic, 1 is added to a first digit of the one counter when one of the comparison results from the two comparators has the first logic, and 1 is added to none of the first digit and the second digit of the one counter when both the comparison results from the two comparators has a second logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Iwasa, Satoshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 11708231
    Abstract: A paper sheet sensing device includes: a sheet thickness sensor that includes a reference member and a displacement sensor, and senses a sheet thickness of a conveyed recording medium by bringing the reference member into contact with the recording medium and sensing a position of a height of the reference member with the displacement sensor, the position of the height having changed with the recording medium; a first attacher to which the sheet thickness sensor is attached; a conveyor that nips and conveys the recording medium, and is disposed adjacent to the sheet thickness sensor at a predetermined distance equal to or shorter than a length of the recording medium being conveyed, in a conveyance direction of the recording medium; and a displacement preventer that prevents a change in an output of the displacement sensor due to a shift of a relative position of the height of the reference member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Yoshimura, Satoshi Ogata, Masayuki Watanabe, Hidenori Mine
  • Patent number: 11627234
    Abstract: A post-processing device includes: multiple types of post-processing modules that are disposed at predetermined installation positions within the post-processing device and each execute post-processing to an output sheet on which an image is formed; and a controller that (i) detects the post-processing modules at the installation positions and (ii) determines and controls adjustment contents of the post-processing modules based on a detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Hidenori Mine, Satoshi Ogata, Kazutoshi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 11591174
    Abstract: A physical property detecting device, includes: an insertion part that includes an insertion port through which a sheet is inserted and removed; a first physical property detector that detects a first physical property of the sheet in a non-nipping state; and a second physical property detector that nips the sheet and detects a second physical property of the sheet in a nipping state, wherein the first physical property detector and the second physical property detector are disposed at different positions in an insertion and removal direction of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yumiko Izumiya, Satoshi Ogata, Kazutoshi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20220176715
    Abstract: A conveyance device includes a conveyance path on which a medium is carried; a first detector that detects the medium on the conveyance path and generates first property data; and a hardware processor that acquires the first property data and second property data generated by detecting the medium disposed at a position away from the conveyance path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: KAZUTOSHI YOSHIMURA, SATOSHI OGATA, MASAYUKI WATANABE, HIDENORI MINE
  • Publication number: 20220177257
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sensor that acquires first and second data groups of paper characteristics by measuring a recording medium; a processor that determines a parameter for controlling at least one of image formation and conveyance of a recording medium on a conveyance path based on the first and second data groups acquired by the sensor; an image former that forms an image on a recording medium conveyed on the conveyance path based on the parameter. The processor compares the first and second paper characteristic data groups, the first paper characteristic data group has been measured at a first time period and the second paper characteristic data group has been measured at a second time period nearer to a present time than the first time period, and the processor controls the image formation based on a the comparison result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ogata, Yumiko Izumiya, Kazutoshi Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Maruyama, Masashi Sugano, Tsuyoshi Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 11286125
    Abstract: A measuring device, includes a physical property value detector and a push contact member that pushes to bring a sheet material in contact with the physical property value detector; and further includes a first processor that stops conveyance of the sheet material, pushes to bring the sheet material in contact with the physical property value detector, and detects a physical property value of the sheet material; a second processor that, after having detected the physical property value, cancels the pushing by the push contact member, separates the sheet material from the physical property value detector, and starts conveyance of the sheet material; and a physical property value specifier that specifies the physical property value on a basis of physical property values of a plurality of positions within a surface of the sheet material detected by executing the first processing and the second processing repeatedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yumiko Izumiya, Satoshi Ogata, Kazutoshi Yoshimura, Hitoshi Asano, Hirotada Seki, Akimasa Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20220046142
    Abstract: A post-processing device includes: multiple types of post-processing modules that are disposed at predetermined installation positions within the post-processing device and each execute post-processing to an output sheet on which an image is formed; and a controller that (i) detects the post-processing modules at the installation positions and (ii) determines and controls adjustment contents of the post-processing modules based on a detection result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Hidenori Mine, Satoshi Ogata, Kazutoshi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20210377476
    Abstract: A solid-state image pickup device includes: comparators; counters; and a control portion for carrying out control in such a way that in a phase of an addition mode, the two comparators and the two counters corresponding to the two pixel columns, respectively, are set as a unit, 1 is added to a second digit of one counter of the two counters when both the comparison results from the two comparators has a first logic, 1 is added to a first digit of the one counter when one of the comparison results from the two comparators has the first logic, and 1 is added to none of the first digit and the second digit of the one counter when both the comparison results from the two comparators has a second logic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Iwasa, Satoshi Ogata
  • Publication number: 20210354941
    Abstract: A paper sheet sensing device includes: a sheet thickness sensor that includes a reference member and a displacement sensor, and senses a sheet thickness of a conveyed recording medium by bringing the reference member into contact with the recording medium and sensing a position of a height of the reference member with the displacement sensor, the position of the height having changed with the recording medium; a first attacher to which the sheet thickness sensor is attached; a conveyor that nips and conveys the recording medium, and is disposed adjacent to the sheet thickness sensor at a predetermined distance equal to or shorter than a length of the recording medium being conveyed, in a conveyance direction of the recording medium; and a displacement preventer that prevents a change in an output of the displacement sensor due to a shift of a relative position of the height of the reference member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: KAZUTOSHI YOSHIMURA, SATOSHI OGATA, MASAYUKI WATANABE, HIDENORI MINE
  • Patent number: 11064147
    Abstract: A solid-state image pickup device includes: comparators; counters; and a control portion for carrying out control in such a way that in a phase of an addition mode, the two comparators and the two counters corresponding to the two pixel columns, respectively, are set as a unit, 1 is added to a second digit of one counter of the two counters when both the comparison results from the two comparators has a first logic, 1 is added to a first digit of the one counter when one of the comparison results from the two comparators has the first logic, and 1 is added to none of the first digit and the second digit of the one counter when both the comparison results from the two comparators has a second logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Iwasa, Satoshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 11028284
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer substrate with a hardcoat layer exhibiting excellent environmental resistance and wear resistance. A polymer substrate (60) is 1-20 mm thick and a hardcoat layer (70, 80) on the surface thereof comprises: an underlayer cured layer (70) with a thickness of 1-20 ?m, and including 10-90 parts by weight of a multifunctional acrylate, and 90-10 parts by weight of inorganic oxide fine particles and/or a silicon compound hydrolytic condensate; and a silicon oxide layer (80) which is in direct contract with the underlayer cured layer, is formed by PE-CVD with an organosilicon compound as the starter material, and satisfies all of the following conditions (a)-(c): (a) the film thickness of the silicon oxide layer is 3.5-9.0 ?m; (b) the maximum indentation depth of the surface of the silicon oxide layer by nanoindentation measurement at a maximum load of 1 mN is 150 nm or less; and (c) the limit compression ratio K of the silicon oxide layer is at most 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: TEIJIN LIMITED, TSUKISHIMA KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ekinaka, Tatsuichirou Kon, Takehiro Suga, Hiroshi Kishimoto, Yume Morita, Satoshi Ogata, Masato Nakagomi
  • Publication number: 20210078813
    Abstract: Provided is a recording medium detection device which prevents a recording medium from jamming. The device comprises: a first roller and a second roller which nip and transport a recording medium; a roller shaft which rotatably supports the second roller; a shaft support; and a displacement detector. The shaft support supports the roller shaft movably in the thickness direction of the recording medium. The displacement detector detects displacement of the second roller in the thickness direction. The shaft support further supports the second roller movably in the transportation direction of the recording medium through the roller shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Yumiko Izumiya, Satoshi Ogata, Kazutoshi Yoshimura, Hitoshi Asano, Hirotada Seki, Akimasa Ishikawa, Masashi Sugano, Tsuyoshi Yoneyama, Hiroyuki Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20210078816
    Abstract: Provided is a recording medium detection device which prevents the decline in productivity. The recording medium detection device comprises a first detecting section and a second detecting section. The first detecting section performs a first adjustment process and makes a detection of a recording medium being transported. The second detecting section is located more downstream than the first detecting section in the transportation direction of the recording medium, performs a second adjustment process which takes a longer time than the first adjustment process, and makes a detection of the recording medium being transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Yumiko Izumiya, Satoshi Ogata, Kazutoshi Yoshimura, Hitoshi Asano, Hirotada Seki, Akimasa Ishikawa, Masashi Sugano, Tsuyoshi Yoneyama, Hiroyuki Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20200377682
    Abstract: The present invention is a polymer substrate with a hard coat layer, which is obtained by directly laminating a polymer substrate, a base cured layer and a silicon oxide layer, wherein the base cured layer has a thickness of 1-20 ?m and contains 10-90 parts by weight of a polyfunctional acrylate and 90-10 parts by weight of inorganic oxide fine particles and/or a hydrolytic condensation product of a silicon compound or contains a hydrolytic condensation product of an organic silicon compound as a primary component, and the silicon oxide layer satisfies requirement (a1) below at a position 0.04 ?m in the thickness direction from the interface between the base cured layer and the silicon oxide layer and satisfies requirement (a3) below at the surface of the silicon oxide layer on the opposite side from the interface, Requirement (a1): when the chemical composition is represented by SiOxCyHz, x falls within the range 1.93-1.98, y falls within the range 0.04-0.15 and z falls within the range 0.10-0.50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicants: TEIJIN LIMITED, TSUKISHIMA KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya EKINAKA, Tatsuichirou KON, Hiroshi KISHIMOTO, Yume TAKEDA, Takehiro SUGA, Satoshi OGATA, Masato NAKAGOMI
  • Publication number: 20200370883
    Abstract: A sheet distinction device includes a measurer, a housing, a shutter, a calibration plate, and a controller. The measurer emits light to a sheet, receives light reflected from the sheet, and acquires detection information for determining physical properties of the sheet. The housing houses the measurer and is provided with an opening through which the emitted light and the reflected light pass. The shutter switches between a closed state in which the opening is closed and an open state in which the opening is open. The calibration plate is provided on a surface of the shutter which is on an inner side in the closed state. In the closed state, the measurer emits light to a calibration plate and receives reflected light to acquire acquisition information. The controller calibrates the measurer based on the acquisition information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi OGATA, Kazutoshi YOSHIMURA, Yumiko IZUMIYA
  • Publication number: 20200356037
    Abstract: A sheet distinction device includes a slot, a detector, a presser, a measurer, a calculator, and an operation controller. A sheet is inserted into the slot. The detector detects that the sheet has reached a detection position of the slot. The presser moves the sheet in a direction perpendicular to an insertion direction of the sheet to press a surface of the sheet against a measurement surface of the measurer. The measurer measures physical properties of the sheet. The calculator calculates an information value indicating time taken to insert the sheet. The operation controller controls operation start time and operation speed of the presser in accordance with the information value calculated by the calculator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kazutoshi YOSHIMURA, Satoshi OGATA, Yumiko IZUMIYA