Patents by Inventor Shinji Yamane

Shinji Yamane 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: 20190218474
    Abstract: A grease composition includes a base oil, a thickener, and an additive. The base oil contains a synthetic oil. The thickener contains a compound having a urea group. The additive contains a phosphoric compound, a calcium-based compound, and a hydrocarbon-based wax. A hub unit includes the grease composition enclosed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, KYODO YUSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji YOSHIZAKI, Hiroshi INUKAI, Yoichiro SANKAI, Shinji YAMANE, Hideo SHIBATA, Hirofumi INOUE, Ryuji NAKATA, Junichi IMAI, Yutaka IMAI, Ryosuke SAITO, Yuta SATO
  • Patent number: 10338523
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing portion, a sheet conveying portion, a first airflow generating portion, a setting processing portion, and a first drive processing portion. The fixing portion heats a sheet on which a toner image has been transferred to fix the toner image to the sheet. The sheet conveying portion conveys a sheet along a conveyance path that leads to a sheet discharge port via the fixing portion. The first airflow generating portion includes a first fan and generates an airflow flowing upstream from the fixing portion in a conveyance direction of the sheet. The setting processing portion sets a drive speed of the first fan based on either or both of a sheet size, and a conveyance interval at which the sheet conveying portion conveys the sheet. The first drive processing portion drives the first fan at the drive speed set by the setting processing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Shinji Yamane
  • Publication number: 20190163122
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing portion, a sheet conveying portion, a first airflow generating portion, a setting processing portion, and a first drive processing portion. The fixing portion heats a sheet on which a toner image has been transferred to fix the toner image to the sheet. The sheet conveying portion conveys a sheet along a conveyance path that leads to a sheet discharge port via the fixing portion. The first airflow generating portion includes a first fan and generates an airflow flowing upstream from the fixing portion in a conveyance direction of the sheet. The setting processing portion sets a drive speed of the first fan based on either or both of a sheet size, and a conveyance interval at which the sheet conveying portion conveys the sheet. The first drive processing portion drives the first fan at the drive speed set by the setting processing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Shinji Yamane
  • Patent number: 10290995
    Abstract: A terahertz quantum cascade laser device includes a substrate, q semiconductor stacked body and a first electrode. The semiconductor stacked body includes an active layer and a first clad layer. The active layer is provided on the substrate and is configured to emit infrared laser light by an intersubband optical transition. The first clad layer is provided on the active layer. A ridge waveguide is provided in the semiconductor stacked body. A first distributed feedback region and a second distributed feedback region are provided at an upper surface of the first clad layer to be separated from each other along an extension direction of the ridge waveguide. The first electrode is provided at the upper surface of the first clad layer. A planar size of the first distributed feedback region is smaller than a planar size of the second distributed feedback region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kakuno, Shinji Saito, Osamu Yamane
  • Publication number: 20180298304
    Abstract: Provided is a grease composition containing a base oil, a thickener, and an additive. The base oil contains a poly-?-olefin and has a kinematic viscosity of 20-60 mm2/s at 40° C. The thickener contains a urea compound produced by reacting a diisocyanate compound with a mixed amine containing an alicyclic amine and an aromatic amine. The additive contains a phosphorous acid ester, an ether compound, and an oxidized paraffin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicants: JTEKT Corporation, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Koji YOSHIZAKI, Hiroshi INUKAI, Yoichiro SANKAI, Shinji YAMANE, Hideo SHIBATA, Hirofumi INOUE, Ryuji NAKATA, Kazumi SAKAI, Kentaro YAMAGUCHI, Kiyomi SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10082764
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developing roller and a developing magnetic pole. The developing roller is disposed to face an image carrier across a predetermined gap. The developing magnetic pole is provided in the developing roller so as to be displaced between first and second magnetic pole positions. When the developing magnetic pole is at the first magnetic pole position, a magnetic field is generated at a first position in the gap. When the developing magnetic pole is at the second magnetic pole position, a magnetic field is generated at a second position in the gap. When a circumferential speed ratio of the developing roller to the image carrier is increased, the developing magnetic pole is displaced toward the second magnetic pole position, and when the circumferential speed ratio is decreased, the developing magnetic pole is displaced toward the first magnetic pole position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Yamane, Takuji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180173157
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developing roller and a developing magnetic pole. The developing roller is disposed to face an image carrier across a predetermined gap. The developing magnetic pole is provided in the developing roller so as to be displaced between first and second magnetic pole positions. When the developing magnetic pole is at the first magnetic pole position, a magnetic field is generated at a first position in the gap. When the developing magnetic pole is at the second magnetic pole position, a magnetic field is generated at a second position in the gap. When a circumferential speed ratio of the developing roller to the image carrier is increased, the developing magnetic pole is displaced toward the second magnetic pole position, and when the circumferential speed ratio is decreased, the developing magnetic pole is displaced toward the first magnetic pole position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Shinji Yamane, Takuji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20170205739
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a fixing member, a pressuring member, a separation member and a bearing. The fixing member is heated by a heat source. The pressuring member is brought into pressure contact with the fixing member to form a fixing nip with the fixing member. The separation member has a main body part and a shaft part projecting in an axial direction from the main body part to become the rotation center, and is configured so that one end of the main body part come into contact with the fixing member. The bearing pivotally supports the shaft part of the separation member. The bearing is formed so that its contact portion coming into contact with the shaft part has shorter width in the axial direction than other portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji YAMANE, Ryohei TOKUNAGA
  • Patent number: 9632462
    Abstract: An electricity removing unit 50 includes a rotating roller part 51, a brush part 52, a driving part, and a restraint member. The brush part 52 includes a plurality of conductive fiber bristles 52a having base end portions connected to a peripheral surface of the rotating roller part 51. The driving part rotationally drives the rotating roller part 51. The restraint member abuts the brush part 52 from a rotation downstream side, thereby inclining the plurality of conductive fiber bristles 52a to an upstream side from a downstream side of a rotational direction toward a radial outside and thus reforming them. In this way, the restraint member restrains a distance between a front end of each conductive fiber bristle 52a and the peripheral surface of the rotating roller part 51 to a setting distance set in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Shinji Yamane
  • Publication number: 20160313678
    Abstract: An electricity removing unit 50 includes a rotating roller part 51, a brush part 52, a driving part, and a restraint member. The brush part 52 includes a plurality of conductive fiber bristles 52a having base end portions connected to a peripheral surface of the rotating roller part 51. The driving part rotationally drives the rotating roller part 51. The restraint member abuts the brush part 52 from a rotation downstream side, thereby inclining the plurality of conductive fiber bristles 52a to an upstream side from a downstream side of a rotational direction toward a radial outside and thus reforming them. In this way, the restraint member restrains a distance between a front end of each conductive fiber bristle 52a and the peripheral surface of the rotating roller part 51 to a setting distance set in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventor: Shinji YAMANE
  • Patent number: 9464688
    Abstract: Three links within one width-direction unit are included in respectively different link units. The links in the first row and the sixth row from the right end and the left end of a chain are included in the same link unit. The links in the second row and the fifth row are included in the same link unit. The links in the ninth row and the tenth row are included in the same link unit other than the link unit in which the links in the second row and the fifth row are included. With the above structure, the stress amplitude of the links forming a chain for a chain-type continuously variable transmission can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko Nakazawa, Ichiro Tarutani, Yuji Nagasawa, Shinji Yamane, Keisuke Mori
  • Publication number: 20160294981
    Abstract: A display method according to an aspect displays a state of a network on the basis of information collected from a communication device included in the network. The display method displays a first line that indicates a specific transmission path in the network and a symbol whose display position is dynamically moved in a direction in which data is transmitted through the transmission path, displays, on a layer that is located above a layer on which the first line is displayed, a second line superimposed over the first line and the symbol, according to the occurrence of a prescribed event that is detected on the basis of the collected information, wherein the second line has an overlapping portion with the first line, and moves the symbol in a position or in a size in which at least a portion of the symbol is not hidden under the second line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Daisuke Takezawa, Ryosuke Kubota, Shinji Yamane, Tetsuya Nogami
  • Publication number: 20160178032
    Abstract: Three links within one width-direction unit are included in respectively different link units. The links in the first row and the sixth row from the right end and the left end of a chain are included in the same link unit. The links in the second row and the fifth row are included in the same link unit. The links in the ninth row and the tenth row are included in the same link unit other than the link unit in which the links in the second row and the fifth row are included. With the above structure, the stress amplitude of the links forming a chain for a chain-type continuously variable transmission can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko NAKAZAWA, Ichiro TARUTANI, Yuji NAGASAWA, Shinji YAMANE, Keisuke MORI
  • Patent number: 9316287
    Abstract: A chain, wound to span between two pulleys each having facing conical surfaces able to change a distance therebetween and sandwiched by the facing conical surfaces, includes: link units each configured such that plate-shaped links, each having openings, are oriented in a chain circumferential direction and arranged in a chain width direction; and pins each extending through the openings of the links of the link units adjacent in the chain circumferential direction and each contacting the conical surfaces of sheaves at both ends thereof. A curvature radius of a shape curve representing a shape of each end face of each pin in a plane perpendicular to the chain circumferential direction is larger at an inner side in a pulley radial direction than at an initial contact point that is a contact point at the time when a load on each pin is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko Nakazawa, Ichiro Tarutani, Haruhiro Hattori, Yuji Nagasawa, Shinji Yamane, Keisuke Mori
  • Patent number: 9310732
    Abstract: The fixing device includes a fixing member heated from inside; and a pressing member forming a fixing nip with the fixing member. A toner image transferred on a sheet is heated and pressed so as to be fixed on the sheet at the fixing nip through which the sheet is nipped and conveyed. The fixing member includes, on an inner circumferential surface thereof, a heat absorbing layer containing heat-conductive fillers oriented in a direction intersecting with a conveying direction of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Shinji Yamane
  • Patent number: 9303724
    Abstract: Three links (40) within one width-direction unit (54) are included in respectively different link units (46). The links in the first row and the sixth row from the right end and the left end of a chain are included in the same link unit (first link unit 46-1). The links in the second row and the fifth row are included in the same link unit (second link unit 46-2). The links in the ninth row and the tenth row are included in the same link unit other than the link unit in which the links in the second row and the fifth row are included (first link unit 46-1 or third link unit 46-3). With the above structure, the stress amplitude of the links forming a chain for a chain-type continuously variable transmission can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko Nakazawa, Ichiro Tarutani, Yuji Nagasawa, Shinji Yamane, Keisuke Mori
  • Publication number: 20150378286
    Abstract: The fixing device includes a fixing member heated from inside; and a pressing member forming a fixing nip with the fixing member. A toner image transferred on a sheet is heated and pressed so as to be fixed on the sheet at the fixing nip through which the sheet is nipped and conveyed. The fixing member includes, on an inner circumferential surface thereof, a heat absorbing layer containing heat-conductive fillers oriented in a direction intersecting with a conveying direction of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Shinji YAMANE
  • Patent number: 9163708
    Abstract: A chain (endless flexible member) is looped over an input pulley and an output pulley. Each of the input pulley and the output pulley includes a pair of a fixed sheave and a movable sheave. The fixed sheave and the movable sheave have tapered faces that are opposed to each other to define a V-shaped groove. A vibration damping plate (vibration damping member) is fixed to each fixed sheave, and is in contact with the outer peripheral face of the fixed sheave. When the fixed sheave vibrates, the vibrations are damped by the friction between the outer peripheral face of the fixed shave and the vibration damping plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Yamane, Keisuke Mori, Teruhiko Nakazawa, Haruhiro Hattori
  • Publication number: 20150191044
    Abstract: In a hub unit of a bearing module, an outer end face of an attachment flange of an outer ring in a vehicle lateral direction is located further outward in the vehicle lateral direction than a point of a load applied to the outer ring from rolling elements located on an outer side in the vehicle lateral direction. A fitting surface for determining a radial position of the outer ring with respect to an inner periphery defining a supporting hole is formed on an outer periphery of an insertion portion. An inner edge of the fitting surface in the vehicle lateral direction is located further inward in the vehicle lateral direction than a point of a load applied to the outer ring from the rolling elements located on an inner side in the vehicle lateral direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Yuya INOUE, Shinji YAMANE, Chiyoko FURUTA
  • Patent number: 9046828
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrying member, a transport belt, a driving roller, a transferring member, a nip portion, and an applying portion. The transferring member makes contact with the inner circumferential surface of the transport belt to press the transport belt against the image carrying member. The nip portion is formed between the transport belt and the image carrying member by the pressure of the transferring member. The applying portion applies a bias to the transferring member. Application of the bias to the transferring member causes, at the nip portion, the toner image carried on the image carrying member to be transferred to the recording medium carried on the transport belt. Near the nip portion, a pair of support members are arranged which keeps both width-direction end parts of the transport belt in contact with the image carrying member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Yamane, Yasuhiro Michishita