Patents by Inventor Shinji Kikuchi

Shinji Kikuchi 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: 20210405553
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder container is to be fit. The powder container includes: a conveyor to convey the powder from a second end of the powder container to a first end; a container opening protruding from the first end; a nozzle receiving opening into which the conveying nozzle is to be inserted; and a butting portion provided in the container opening, to butt against the flange. When the powder container is attached to the powder conveying device, the container opening is fitted to the container setting section, and the flange and the biasing member are housed in an inner space of the container opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Shunji KATO, Shinji TAMAKI, Hiroshi IKEGUCHI, Seiji TERAZAWA, Junji YAMABE, Kaori MITSUISHI, Toshihide TOMOTAKA, Tsunehiro WATANABE, Kenji KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 11209748
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder container is to be fit. The powder container includes: a conveyor to convey the powder from a second end of the powder container to a first end; a container opening protruding from the first end; a nozzle receiving opening into which the conveying nozzle is to be inserted; and a butting portion provided in the container opening, to butt against the flange. When the powder container is attached to the powder conveying device, the container opening is fitted to the container setting section, and the flange and the biasing member are housed in an inner space of the container opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Shunji Kato, Shinji Tamaki, Hiroshi Ikeguchi, Seiji Terazawa, Junji Yamabe, Kaori Mitsuishi, Toshihide Tomotaka, Tsunehiro Watanabe, Kenji Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11125582
    Abstract: A wheel portion allows a shaft body that serves as a detection object to be inserted therein in a direction of a rotational axis from a position in front of the wheel portion, and is rotated about the rotational axis when the shaft body is rotated. The wheel portion includes a tubular portion in which the shaft body is inserted and a projecting edge portion extending away from the rotational axis at a front end of the tubular portion. The housing portion includes a cover portion having a hollow tubular opening portion in which the shaft body is inserted. The cover portion and the wheel portion are engaged with each other such that the opening portion is located on an inner side of the projecting edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Kikuchi, Keisuke Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11104824
    Abstract: A shaped product comprising a hardcoat layer, wherein the hardcoat layer is a cured product of a curable composition comprising a cationic curable silicone resin and a leveling agent, the cationic curable silicone resin comprising a silsesquioxane unit, having a monomer unit having an epoxy group in a proportion of not less than 50% by mol in a total monomer unit, and having a number average molecular weight of 1000 to 3000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Kikuchi, Nobuhiko Harada
  • Patent number: 11023474
    Abstract: An apparatus receives, via an input device, query input data including a word or a phrase, and acquires search result set data using the query input data. The apparatus acquires, for a value indicating a strength of a relationship between each impression word included in an impression word group and each word included in the query input data, and extracts the first feature word group according to the value indicating the strength of the relationship with each word, from the impression word group. The apparatus displays the search result set data using the first feature word group as an item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Takahashi, Junya Saito, Akinori Taguchi, Takuya Kamimura, Kentaro Murase, Seiji Okura, Shinji Kikuchi, Akira Nakagawa, Toshiyuki Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 10713142
    Abstract: A method includes, based on communication times regarding an execution command and a response of each of a plurality of services included in a task executed two or more times, and on information on an information processing device that executes each of the plurality of services, generating a group of one or more services executed continuously by a same information processing device in each of the executions of the task, calculating a first processing time of an entirety of the one or more services in each group, calculating a second processing time per service obtained by dividing the first processing time by a number of the one or more services in each group, calculating an average processing time by averaging the second processing times for each of the plurality of services for each task, and outputting a specific service based on the average processing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinya Kitajima, Shinji Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10676644
    Abstract: Provided is a shaped article including a hardcoat layer, where the hardcoat layer has surface hardness, flexibility, and heat resistance at high levels and offers excellent workability. The shaped article according to the present invention is a shaped article including a hardcoat layer, a substrate layer, and a thermoplastic resin layer and having a curved shape. The hardcoat layer defines an outermost surface of the shaped article. The hardcoat layer includes a cure product of a curable composition. The curable composition includes a cationically curable silicone resin and a leveling agent. The cationically curable silicone resin includes a silsesquioxane unit. The cationically curable silicone resin includes an epoxy-containing monomeric unit in a proportion of 50 mole percent or more of the totality of all monomeric units and has a number-average molecular weight of 1000 to 3000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20200167152
    Abstract: An apparatus stores, for each correction processing applied to a source code, a correction record including at least one of a deleted code deleted in the correction processing, an added code added in the correction processing, and attribute information related to the correction processing. The apparatus compares the deleted code with the added code in the correction records, and identifies a first correction processing that is refactoring to correct a first partial code within the source code without changing input/output of the first partial code. The apparatus identifies a second correction processing whose added code includes the deleted code deleted in the first correction processing. The apparatus determines a suspected attribute indicating an attribute of a partial code that is a refactoring candidate, and outputs, as the refactoring candidate, a second partial code that has been added in a third correction processing associated with the suspected attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Shinji Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20200142102
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a hard coat film that suppresses curling, exhibits high surface hardness (preferably excellent pliability and bendability (flexibility)), and can be subjected to processing treatments such as bonding and edge printing. The present invention provides a hard coat film (1) that includes a base material (5) and a hard coat layer (4) formed on one surface of the base material (5); wherein an adhesive layer (3) and a surface protection film (2) are laminated in this order on the surface of the hard coat layer (4); the hard coat layer (4) is formed of a cured product of a curable composition, and the curable composition contains a curable compound having a curing expansion property; and the surface protection film (2) has an internal residual stress (6) that is compressible with respect to the hard coat layer (4). The present invention also provides a method for producing the hard coat film (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 10625495
    Abstract: Provided is a scratch self-repairing film including a hardcoat layer that has surface hardness, flexibility, and heat resistance at high levels and offers excellent workability. The scratch self-repairing film according to the present invention includes a substrate layer, a hardcoat layer on or over one side of the substrate layer, and a flexible resin layer on or over the other side of the substrate layer. The hardcoat layer includes a cured product of a curable composition. The curable composition includes a cationically curable silicone resin and a leveling agent. The cationically curable silicone resin includes a silsesquioxane unit. The cationically curable silicone resin includes an epoxy-containing monomeric unit in a proportion of 50 mole percent or more of the totality of all monomeric units and has a number-average molecular weight of 1000 to 3000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20200102456
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a curable composition that can form a hard coat layer having a good appearance, such as surface smoothness (thickness uniformity), high surface hardness, and sufficient scratch resistance and stain repellency (stain resistance). The present invention is a curable composition including a polyorganosilsesquioxane described below and a silicone acrylate; the polyorganosilsesquioxane including a constituent unit represented by Formula (1); wherein a molar ratio of constituent units represented by Formula (I) to constituent units represented by Formula (II) is 5 or greater; a ratio of constituent units represented by Formula (1) and constituent units represented by Formula (4) relative to a total amount of siloxane constituent units is from 55 to 100 mol %; a number average molecular weight is from 1000 to 3000; and a molecular weight dispersity is from 1.0 to 3.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200072640
    Abstract: A wheel portion allows a shaft body that serves as a detection object to be inserted therein in a direction of a rotational axis from a position in front of the wheel portion, and is rotated about the rotational axis when the shaft body is rotated. The wheel portion includes a tubular portion in which the shaft body is inserted and a projecting edge portion extending away from the rotational axis at a front end of the tubular portion. The housing portion includes a cover portion having a hollow tubular opening portion in which the shaft body is inserted. The cover portion and the wheel portion are engaged with each other such that the opening portion is located on an inner side of the projecting edge portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji KIKUCHI, Keisuke NAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200062996
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a laminate having a good appearance, such as surface smoothness (thickness uniformity); high surface hardness; recoatability that enables the functional layer to be provided on the hard coat layer; and a function, such as scratch resistance and stain repellency. The present invention relates to a laminate including a laminated portion constituted of two or more layers including a hard coat layer and a functional layer in contact with the hard coat layer, and a substrate in contact with the hard coat layer, the functional layer being the outermost surface of the laminate: wherein the hard coat layer is a cured product layer of a curable composition containing a polyorganosilsesquioxane and silica particles, the silica particles including a group containing a (meth)acryloyl group on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 10563091
    Abstract: Provided is a curable composition which can form, when cured, a cured product having high surface hardness and offering excellent flexibility and workability. The curable composition according to the present invention contains a cationically curable silicone resin, an epoxy compound other than the cationically curable silicone resin, and a leveling agent. The cationically curable silicone resin includes silsesquioxane units. The cationically curable silicone resin includes epoxy-containing constitutional units in a proportion of 50 mole percent or more of the totality of constitutional units in the cationically curable silicone resin. The cationically curable silicone resin has a number-average molecular weight of 1000 to 3000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10553967
    Abstract: Fixed conductive plates are buried in a case. In its internal space, a first contact surface, which is part of each fixed conductive plate, and a second contact surface, which is an inner surface of the case, are opposite to each other, and an elastic conductive plate is interposed in this opposing portion. The support piece portion of the elastic conductive plate, is constrained from above by a restricting support portion and from below by a restricting opposing portion at a position close to a boundary portion with an elastic arm portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Kikuchi, Keisuke Nakayama, Satoshi Waga
  • Publication number: 20190383689
    Abstract: Fixed conductive plates are buried in a case. In its internal space, a first contact surface, which is part of each fixed conductive plate, and a second contact surface, which is an inner surface of the case, are opposite to each other, and an elastic conductive plate is interposed in this opposing portion. The elastic conductive plate is structured so that, in a restricting portion, a support piece portion is fitted to the thin plate portion of the fixed conductive plate and that an elastic arm portion extends from the support piece portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Waga, Keisuke Nakayama, Junichi Hosogoe, Shinji Kikuchi, Kazuhiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190386411
    Abstract: Fixed conductive plates are buried in a case. In its internal space, a first contact surface, which is part of each fixed conductive plate, and a second contact surface, which is an inner surface of the case, are opposite to each other, and an elastic conductive plate is interposed in this opposing portion. The support piece portion of the elastic conductive plate, is constrained from above by a restricting support portion and from below by a restricting opposing portion at a position close to a boundary portion with an elastic arm portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Shinji Kikuchi, Keisuke Nakayama, Satoshi Waga
  • Patent number: 10458360
    Abstract: A sliding member includes: a metal substrate; an undercoat primer layer that is formed on a sliding surface of the metal substrate; and a resin layer that is formed on the undercoat primer layer, in which the resin layer is formed by curing a composition layer containing a bifunctional alicyclic epoxy and a polymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ippei Fukutomi, Naoya Ikeda, Kazuyoshi Manabe, Shinji Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20190292342
    Abstract: Provided is a hard coat film that has not only high surface hardness, but also excellent transparency. The hard coat film includes a substrate and a hard coat layer disposed on at least one side of the substrate. The substrate is selected from a triacetyl cellulose substrate, a polyimide substrate, and a poly(ethylene naphthalate) substrate. The hard coat layer is made of a cured product of a curable composition. The curable composition is a composition that contains a cationically curable silicone resin and a leveling agent. The cationically curable silicone resin is a silicone resin that includes a silsesquioxane unit, includes an epoxy-containing constitutional unit in a proportion of 50 mole percent or more of the totality of all siloxane constitutional units in the silicone resin, and has a number average molecular weight of 1000 to 3000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190114328
    Abstract: An apparatus receives, via an input device, query input data including a word or a phrase, and acquires search result set data using the query input data. The apparatus acquires, for a value indicating a strength of a relationship between each impression word included in an impression word group and each word included in the query input data, and extracts the first feature word group according to the value indicating the strength of the relationship with each word, from the impression word group. The apparatus displays the search result set data using the first feature word group as an item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: JUN TAKAHASHI, JUNYA SAITO, Akinori Taguchi, Takuya Kamimura, Kentaro Murase, Seiji Okura, Shinji Kikuchi, Akira NAKAGAWA, Toshiyuki Fukuoka