Patents by Inventor Shigehiro Kitamura

Shigehiro Kitamura 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: 20240057954
    Abstract: An intra-oral imaging device includes: an imager that detects radiation transmitted through an object while being placed in an oral cavity; and a controller that controls the imager while being placed outside the oral cavity. The imager includes an image sensor including a plurality of pixels for acquiring an image of the object. While power is being supplied to the controller, the controller supplies power to the image sensor in an imaging period during which the image sensor performs imaging and stops supplying the power to the image sensor in a standby period during which the image sensor is on standby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventor: Shigehiro KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20240057961
    Abstract: An intra-oral imaging system includes an imaging device and a control device. The imaging device includes an imager, a controller, and a case in which the imager and the controller are housed. The imager performs imaging detection for detecting radiation in order to acquire an image of an object and monitoring detection for detecting radiation in order to monitor the dose of radiation. The controller transmits an imaging signal and a monitoring signal to the control device, the imaging signal acquired by the imaging detection and the monitoring signal acquired by the monitoring detection. The control device receives the imaging signal and the monitoring signal, and transmits a control command to the controller, the control command generated based on the monitoring signal. The controller controls the imager according to the control command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Shigehiro KITAMURA, Kazuhisa MIYAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11576632
    Abstract: An intraoral sensor includes an image sensor, an FOP, a scintillator, and a case. The FOP includes a first main surface, a second main surface, and a plurality of lateral surfaces. The first main surface and the second main surface have a polygonal shape. An edge of the second main surface is constituted by a plurality of corner portions, and a plurality of side portions connect the corner portions adjacent to each other. The scintillator is provided on the second main surface and the plurality of lateral surfaces in such a manner that the corner portions and the ridge portions constituted by the lateral surfaces adjacent to each other are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Miyaguchi, Shigehiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 11129580
    Abstract: An intraoral sensor includes an image sensor, an FOP, a scintillator, a case, and a signal cable. The FOP includes a first main surface, a second main surface, and a plurality of lateral surfaces. The first main surface and the second main surface have a polygonal shape. An edge of the second main surface is constituted by a plurality of corner portions, and a plurality of side portions. The scintillator is provided on the second main surface and the plurality of lateral surfaces in such a manner that a second corner portion out of the plurality of corner portions and a second ridge portion are exposed. The second corner portion located on a second direction side opposite to a first direction in which the signal cable extending beyond, and the second ridge portion constituted by the lateral surfaces adjacent to the second corner portion adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Miyaguchi, Shigehiro Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20200289070
    Abstract: An intraoral sensor includes an image sensor, an FOP, a scintillator, a case, and a signal cable. The FOP includes a first main surface, a second main surface, and a plurality of lateral surfaces. The first main surface and the second main surface have a polygonal shape. An edge of the second main surface is constituted by a plurality of corner portions, and a plurality of side portions. The scintillator is provided on the second main surface and the plurality of lateral surfaces in such a manner that a second corner portion out of the plurality of corner portions and a second ridge portion are exposed. The second corner portion located on a second direction side opposite to a first direction in which the signal cable extending beyond, and the second ridge portion constituted by the lateral surfaces adjacent to the second corner portion adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa MIYAGUCHI, Shigehiro KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200261040
    Abstract: An intraoral sensor includes an image sensor, an FOP, a scintillator, and a case. The FOP includes a first main surface, a second main surface, and a plurality of lateral surfaces. The first main surface and the second main surface have a polygonal shape. An edge of the second main surface is constituted by a plurality of corner portions, and a plurality of side portions connect the corner portions adjacent to each other. The scintillator is provided on the second main surface and the plurality of lateral surfaces in such a manner that the corner portions and the ridge portions constituted by the lateral surfaces adjacent to each other are exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa MIYAGUCHI, Shigehiro KITAMURA
  • Patent number: 7284270
    Abstract: An IC card comprising: a core layer comprising therein an electronic element having a memory medium; an image receptive layer recording at least either text information or image information; and an optical variation element layer comprising an optical variation element, wherein the memory medium stores a characteristic information of the optical variation element layer and at least either the text information or the image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Shigehiro Kitamura, Nobuyuki Ishii, Hideki Takahashi, Ryoji Hattori
  • Publication number: 20060262367
    Abstract: An authentication recording-medium, comprising a substrate for the authentication recording-medium having a center line average roughness (Ra) of 0.5 to 80.0 ?m: a substrate light scattering preventing layer provide on the substrate; and a hologram provided on the substrate light scattering preventing layer. With the above structure, it can be possible to provide an authentication recording-medium in which an adhesion capability with a hologram can be made well without spoiling an appearance of a hologram and falsification and modification can be made difficult.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Ryoji Hattori, Shigehiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 7097726
    Abstract: The invention relates to a preparation method of an identification card with utilizing a protective layer transfer foil having a peeling layer and a releasing layer laminated on the peeling layer, the preparation method comprising: adhering the transferring layer onto a card substrate; and peeling off the peeling layer to prepare the identification card. The peeling layer including a support and a releasing layer, the transferring layer including a photo-cured resin layer. A maximum electrostatic amount of the peeling layer at the peeling step is 0 to 30 kV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Hattori, Shigehiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 7018872
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an organic thin-film transistor, comprising a substrate, a gate electrode, a gate insulation layer, an organic semiconductor layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode, is disclosed, wherein the method comprises the steps of forming the gate electrode on the substrate, forming the gate insulation layer on the substrate, forming the semiconductor layer on the substrate, applying a metal particle dispersion containing metal particles on the substrate, gate insulation layer or organic semiconductor layer to form an electrode precursor layer comprised of the metal particles, and heat-fusing the metal particles in the electrode precursor layer to form the source electrode and the drain electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Katsura Hirai, Shigehiro Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20040065403
    Abstract: The invention relates to a preparation method of an identification card with utilizing a protective layer transfer foil having a peeling layer and a releasing layer laminated on the peeling layer, the preparation method comprising: adhering the transferring layer onto a card substrate; and peeling off the peeling layer to prepare the identification card. The peeling layer including a support and a releasing layer, the transferring layer including a photo-cured resin layer. A maximum electrostatic amount of the peeling layer at the peeling step is 0 to 30 kV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Applicant: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Hattori, Shigehiro Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20030211649
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an organic thin-film transistor, comprising a substrate, a gate electrode, a gate insulation layer, an organic semiconductor layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode, is disclosed, wherein the method comprises the steps of forming the gate electrode on the substrate, forming the gate insulation layer on the substrate, forming the semiconductor layer on the substrate, applying a metal particle dispersion containing metal particles on the substrate, gate insulation layer or organic semiconductor layer to form an electrode precursor layer comprised of the metal particles, and heat-fusing the metal particles in the electrode precursor layer to form the source electrode and the drain electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Katsura Hirai, Shigehiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 6638635
    Abstract: An IC-mounted card substrate comprising a first sheet member having at least a first support, a second sheet member having at least a second support and an electronic part fixing layer having therein an IC-module and provided between the first sheet member and the second sheet member, wherein the second sheet member has a cushion layer comprising an actinic ray-cured resin on the second support, and a displacement value of needle penetration of the cushion layer obtained by a thermo-mechanical analysis (TMA) apparatus is not more than 30% at temperature of 100° C. and not less than 30% at a temperature of 150° C. based on the thickness of the cushion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Hattori, Nobuyuki Ishii, Shigehiro Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20030065938
    Abstract: An IC card comprising: a core layer comprising therein an electronic element having a memory medium; an image receptive layer recording at least either text information or image information; and an optical variation element layer comprising an optical variation element, wherein the memory medium stores a characteristic information of the optical variation element layer and at least either the text information or the image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Shigehiro Kitamura, Nobuyuki Ishii, Hideki Takahashi, Ryoji Hattori
  • Publication number: 20020168513
    Abstract: An IC-mounted card substrate comprising a first sheet member having at least a first support, a second sheet member having at least a second support and an electronic part fixing layer having therein an IC-module and provided between the first sheet member and the second sheet member, wherein the second sheet member has a cushion layer comprising an actinic ray-cured resin on the second support, and a displacement value of needle penetration of the cushion layer obtained by a thermo-mechanical analysis (TMA) apparatus is not more than 30% at temperature of 100° C. and not less than 30% at a temperature of 150° C. based on the thickness of the cushion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: Ryoji Hattori, Nobuyuki Ishii, Shigehiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 6447979
    Abstract: A foil transferring a resin layer is disclosed. The foil comprises a support and a resin layer provided on the support, and a breaking elongation of the resin layer is 5 to 90 percent. An image recording body is also disclosed. The image recording body comprises a support, an image recording layer and an actinic light-hardened resin layer forming outermost layer and a breaking elongation of the actinic light-hardened resin layer is 5 to 90 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Hattori, Shigehiro Kitamura, Hideki Takahashi, Seiji Hidaka
  • Patent number: 6436584
    Abstract: There is described an image-recording medium and an image-reading method, which make it possible to improve reading accuracy of information by avoiding duplication of an optical variable image with the information. The image-recording medium includes a substrate, an image-receiving layer provided on the substrate and an optical variable layer provided on the substrate, wherein at least a part of the optical variable layer includes an optical variable image, and the optical variable image is formed in a manner such that the optical variable image, overlapping with an image recorded on the image-receiving layer, emerges in a first direction, while the optical variable image, overlapping with an image recorded on the image-receiving layer, does not emerge in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Taketo Nozu, Shigehiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 6413687
    Abstract: A transfer foil for image transfer comprising a support, a releasing layer and a component layer is disclosed. The releasing layer contains inorganic or organic fine particles and 1<(average particle diameter of the inorganic or organic fine particle in releasing layer/thickness of releasing layer)×100<400.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Hattori, Shigehiro Kitamura, Hideki Takahashi, Seiji Hidaka
  • Patent number: 5534372
    Abstract: An IC card in which an IC chip is incorporated between a first and second base boards, comprises an image receiving layer on which an ink image is transferred by a thermal transfer method and a cushion layer provided between the IC chip and the image receiving layer so that the cushion layer smooths irregularity caused by the IC chip and improves a flatness of the image receiving layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiro Koshizuka, Shigehiro Kitamura, Masataka Takimoto, Tomonori Kawamura
  • Patent number: 5489567
    Abstract: A method for treating a thermally transferred image is disclosed. The method comprising the steps of (1) thermally transferring an image from the ink layer of a ink sheet which comprises a support and a ink layer comprising a sublimation dye provided on the support, to the surface of an image receiving layer of a image receiving element which comprises a support and a image receiving layer provided on the support, by means of imagewise heating by a first thermal head, and (2) heating the surface of the image receiving layer having the transferred image by a second thermal head through a plastic film contacted to the surface of the image receiving layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1996
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiro Koshizuka, Shigehiro Kitamura, Masataka Takimoto, Tomonori Kawamura