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).

  • 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: 11137599
    Abstract: In a display device, an irradiation unit includes an imaging optical system. The imaging optical system scans and irradiates a front surface of a screen with light to form an image. The light passing through the screen and output from the screen in a movement direction is incident on a projection unit as incident light. The projection unit irradiates a reflective member with the incident light to allow the reflective member to reflect the incident light to form a virtual image corresponding to the image in a target space. A locus of a focal position of the imaging optical system when the irradiation unit wholly scans the front surface of the screen is within a range between the front surface of the screen at a first position and the front surface of the screen at a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Okayama, Satoshi Kuzuhara, Masahito Ogata, Toshiya Mori, Ken'ichi Kasazumi, Masafumi Sueyoshi
  • Publication number: 20210269731
    Abstract: A lubrication method including lubricating a sliding member which contains at least one selected from the group consisting of a liquid crystal polymer and polyetheretherketone by using a lubricating oil composition which contains an ester as a lubricating base oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: ENEOS Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji SHITARA, Yohei SHONO, Hidetoshi OGATA, Kazushi KODAMA, Hiroshi MATSUURA, Satoshi MASUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210269730
    Abstract: A lubrication method including lubricating a sliding member which contains at least one selected from the group consisting of a liquid crystal polymer and polyetheretherketone by using a lubricating oil composition which contains at least one selected from the group consisting of a mineral oil and alkyl benzene as a lubricating base oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: ENEOS Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji SHITARA, Yohei SHONO, Hidetoshi OGATA, Kazushi KODAMA, Hiroshi MATSUURA, Satoshi MASUYAMA
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200260666
    Abstract: The hydroponic cultivation apparatus comprises: a cultivation tank that has a light shielding property and is configured to accommodate underground part of a plant; a partitioning portion that has a light shielding property and that is configured to cover the opening at the upper end of the cultivation tank and partitions an underground space where the underground part of the plant grows and an aboveground space where aboveground part of the plant grows, wherein the partitioning portion includes; a fixed member, a position of which is fixed with respect to the cultivation tank, and including a through hole surrounding a stem of the plant and maintains a closed state where it is suppressed that light is irradiated to the underground part of the plant; and a door member that is attached to the fixed member in a state where it is movable with respect to the fixed member and changes to a closed state where it is suppressed that light is irradiated to the underground part of the plant and to an open state where it
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi OGATA, Tarou ISHIDOU
  • Publication number: 20200255239
    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: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yumiko IZUMIYA, Satoshi OGATA, Kazutoshi YOSHIMURA, Hitoshi ASANO, Hirotada SEKI, Akimasa ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200192261
    Abstract: A setting determination apparatus includes: a measurer that measures a physical property of a medium; and a hardware processor. The hardware processor specifies a basis weight and a type of the medium based on a result of the measurement by the measurer and outputs the specified basis weight and type of the medium as a medium setting candidate for an operation setting for image forming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi OGATA, Yumiko IZUMIYA, Kazutoshi YOSHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200122942
    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: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yumiko Izumiya, Satoshi Ogata, Kazutoshi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20200021694
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes the following. A measuring unit measures a physical property of media as a target on which an image is formed. An image forming operator forms an image on the media. A hardware processor controls an operation of the image forming operator and extracts a candidate of a type of media based on a measured result by the measuring unit. An operation receiver receives input to specify one type from the candidate extracted by the hardware processor. The hardware processor controls the image forming operator to form on the media an identification image determined according to a combination of the extracted candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi OGATA, Yumiko IZUMIYA, Kazutoshi YOSHIMURA, Tatsuhiro NOUTOMI, Sayaka OGASAWARA
  • Patent number: 10444689
    Abstract: Disclosed is image forming apparatus, including a first roller and a second roller that conveys the recording sheet by sandwiching the recording sheet in a fixing process of an image forming; a pressing actuator that presses the first roller and the second roller against each other; an actuating motor that actuates the first roller; a brake that applies a brake force to the second roller; a rotation speed detector that detects a rotation speed of the second roller; and a hardware processor that judges a degradation of each surface roughness of the first roller and the second roller in accordance with the rotation speed of the second roller, which is detected when the first roller is actuated in a situation in which the first roller and the second roller are pressed against each other and when the brake applies a predetermined brake force to the second roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi Ogata
  • Publication number: 20180364631
    Abstract: Disclosed is image forming apparatus, including a first roller and a second roller that conveys the recording sheet by sandwiching the recording sheet in a fixing process of an image forming; a pressing actuator that presses the first roller and the second roller against each other; an actuating motor that actuates the first roller; a brake that applies a brake force to the second roller; a rotation speed detector that detects a rotation speed of the second roller; and a hardware processor that judges a degradation of each surface roughness of the first roller and the second roller in accordance with the rotation speed of the second roller, which is detected when the first roller is actuated in a situation in which the first roller and the second roller are pressed against each other and when the brake applies a predetermined brake force to the second roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Satoshi OGATA
  • Publication number: 20180288950
    Abstract: A plant raising apparatus: a light source that emits light traveling toward an aboveground part of a plant; a heat insulating portion that has a light transmitting property and that partitions a space at a side of the light source and a space at a side of the aboveground part; and an air blowing mechanism that generates an airflow at a space between the light source and the heat insulating portion. Thereby, it is suppressed that the heat of high temperature air staying above the heat insulating portion having a light transmitting property adversely affects the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Satoshi OGATA, Takahisa OZAWA, Tarou ISHIDOU
  • Publication number: 20180265731
    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: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicants: TEIJIN LIMITED, TSUKISHIMA KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya EKINAKA, Tatsuichirou KON, Takehiro SUGA, Hiroshi KISHIMOTO, Yume MORITA, Satoshi OGATA, Masato NAKAGOMI