Patents by Inventor Susumu Kikuchi

Susumu 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).

  • Patent number: 10915837
    Abstract: Provided is a method for providing a recommended operating condition with which an oil refinery device can be operated more efficiently. A server 20: acquires past operational data for a device, a scheduled operating condition which is an operation condition for the device scheduled by a user, and plant information including at least a usage expiry time of the device; creates a user-specific catalyst deterioration function from the past operational data; calculates, on the basis of the catalyst deterioration function, the plant information, and the schedule operating condition, a recommended operating condition that achieves a catalyst lifetime which is later than the usage expiry time of the device and is earlier than the catalyst lifetime when the device is operated under a scheduled operating condition calculated on the basis of the scheduled operating condition and the catalyst deterioration function; and transmits the recommended operating condition to a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobumasa Nakajima, Susumu Kikuchi, Kazuo Idei
  • Publication number: 20200175436
    Abstract: Provided is a method for providing a recommended operating condition with which an oil refinery device can be operated more efficiently. A server 20: acquires past operational data for a device, a scheduled operating condition which is an operation condition for the device scheduled by a user, and plant information including at least a usage expiry time of the device; creates a user-specific catalyst deterioration function from the past operational data; calculates, on the basis of the catalyst deterioration function, the plant information, and the schedule operating condition, a recommended operating condition that achieves a catalyst lifetime which is later than the usage expiry time of the device and is earlier than the catalyst lifetime when the device is operated under a scheduled operating condition calculated on the basis of the scheduled operating condition and the catalyst deterioration function; and transmits the recommended operating condition to a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobumasa NAKAJIMA, Susumu KIKUCHI, Kazuo IDEI
  • Publication number: 20190322950
    Abstract: A server is configured to be connected to a user terminal via a network, and to supply a desulfurization catalyst lifetime of a user plant to a user based on desulfurization catalyst pilot plant data and a desulfurization catalyst lifetime function. The server includes a processor and a memory storing computer-readable instructions. When the computer-readable instructions are executed by the processor, the server receives user plant-related data and a user desulfurization catalyst performance prediction condition from the user terminal to the user plant based on a comparison between the desulfurization catalyst pilot plant data and the obtained user plant-related data, calculates a catalyst lifetime for the user's desulfurization catalyst based on the obtained user desulfurization catalyst performance prediction condition and the user desulfurization catalyst lifetime function, and transmits the calculated catalyst lifetime to the user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobumasa NAKAJIMA, Susumu KIKUCHI, Kazuo IDEI
  • Patent number: 8620190
    Abstract: A developing apparatus and an image forming apparatus including the developing apparatus, the developing apparatus including a developing roller, a mixing transfer unit including a first mixing transfer unit and a second mixing transfer unit, and an auxiliary mixing transfer unit disposed on a transfer path from the first mixing transfer unit to the second mixing transfer unit and to mix the developer transferred by the first mixing transfer unit and the supply toner, wherein the auxiliary mixing transfer unit includes a vertical transfer unit to vertically upward transfer the developer transferred by the first mixing transfer unit and a mixing unit to mix the developer transferred by the first mixing transfer unit and the supply toner injected from an upper side thereof and to connect the second mixing transfer unit to a through hole formed in a lower portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Kikuchi, Toshifumi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20110158699
    Abstract: A developing apparatus and an image forming apparatus including the developing apparatus, the developing apparatus including a developing roller, a mixing transfer unit including a first mixing transfer unit and a second mixing transfer unit, and an auxiliary mixing transfer unit disposed on a transfer path from the first mixing transfer unit to the second mixing transfer unit and to mix the developer transferred by the first mixing transfer unit and the supply toner, wherein the auxiliary mixing transfer unit includes a vertical transfer unit to vertically upward transfer the developer transferred by the first mixing transfer unit and a mixing unit to mix the developer transferred by the first mixing transfer unit and the supply toner injected from an upper side thereof and to connect the second mixing transfer unit to a through hole formed in a lower portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Kikuchi, Toshifumi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 7616292
    Abstract: The invention provides an examination apparatus including an objective optical system for positioning a focal point inside a specimen mounted on a stage; an image-acquisition apparatus for detecting light emitted in different optical-axis directions from the vicinity of the focal point inside the specimen and collected by the objective optical system to acquire a plurality of pieces of image information; and a three-dimensional image forming unit for forming a three-dimensional image of a light-emitting site in the vicinity of the focal point based on the plurality of pieces of image information acquired by the image-acquiring apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Kikuchi, Yoshihiro Kawano, Masahiro Oba
  • Publication number: 20070247523
    Abstract: The invention provides an examination apparatus including an objective optical system for positioning a focal point inside a specimen mounted on a stage; an image-acquisition apparatus for detecting light emitted in different optical-axis directions from the vicinity of the focal point inside the specimen and collected by the objective optical system to acquire a plurality of pieces of image information; and a three-dimensional image forming unit for forming a three-dimensional image of a light-emitting site in the vicinity of the focal point based on the plurality of pieces of image information acquired by the image-acquiring apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Kikuchi, Yoshihiro Kawano, Masahiro Oba
  • Patent number: 7202986
    Abstract: A light scanning unit for adjusting image magnification and beam diameter and having a simple structure and a low-priced multi-beam shape is provided. The light scanning unit includes a composite light source in which a plurality of light sources for emitting coherent light having different wavelengths are arranged adjacent to one another and an optical axis of each light source is arranged almost parallel and which emits light at a divergence angle centering on each optical axis. An optical system comprises a collimator lens which is arranged on an approximately central axis of an optical axis of each light source constituting the composite light source and collimates the light beam emitted from the composite light source. The optical system also comprises a cylinder lens for condensing the light beam emitted from the collimator lens, and a polygonal rotating mirror for scanning the light beam condensed by the cylinder lens in a main scanning direction on an exposed surface of an exposed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 7173658
    Abstract: An image acquisition apparatus has an imaging optical system. An imaging section has a plurality of imaging pixels arranged at non-uniform intervals within an imaging surface. The imaging section picks up an object image imaged by the imaging optical system, and converts the object image into image signals. An image restoration processing section has a coefficient memory in which a predetermined coefficient sequence is recorded, and an image restoration processing circuit which carries out computation processing between the coefficient sequence recorded in the coefficient memory and the image signals from the imaging section. The image restoration processing section generates an image in a desired display pixel arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20070025611
    Abstract: A classification device includes area extracting unit for extracting a plurality of areas from an image, classifying unit for classifying the extracted areas into predetermined categories, and representative category deciding unit for deciding a representative category of the entire image based on a classification result of the area in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yamato Kanda, Susumu Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 7151624
    Abstract: A light scanning unit having a simple structure and a low-priced multi-beam shape is provided. The light scanning unit includes a composite light source in which a plurality of light sources for emitting coherent light having different wavelengths are arranged adjacent to one another and the optical axis of each light source are arranged substantially parallel to each other, such that the composite light source emits light at a divergence angle centering on an optical axis. The plurality of coherent emitted light comprising a light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Kikuchi, Takehiro Nismori
  • Patent number: 7050745
    Abstract: A two-component developer unit of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes a developer rectifier having a lifting guide portion and a developer collection guide portion. The lifting guide portion guides a developer agitated by an agitating unit upward along a circumferential direction of a developer magnet roller. The developer collection guide portion keeps the developer to move down to the lifting guide portion between a developer blade and the lifting guide portion. A non-uniformity of image intensity can be solved without giving an overweight load to the developer and a photoreceptor and without increasing a driving torque of the developer and the photoreceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 6954312
    Abstract: A light scanning unit having a simple structure and a low-priced multi-beam shape is provided. The light scanning unit includes a composite light source in which a plurality of light sources for emitting coherent light having different wavelengths are arranged adjacent to one another and an optical axis of each light source is arranged substantially parallel to each other and which emits light at a divergence angle centering on each optical axis. The plurality of coherent emitted light comprising a light beam. The light scanning unit further comprises a collimator lens which is arranged on an approximately central axis of the optical axis of each light source and collimates the light beam emitted from the composite light source, and a cylinder lens for condensing the light beam emitted from the collimator lens, a polygonal rotating mirror for scanning the light beam condensed by the cylinder lens in a main scanning direction on an exposed surface of an exposed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 6922269
    Abstract: A light scanning unit that does not deteriorate print quality and has a simple structure and a low-priced multi-beam shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20040196511
    Abstract: A light scanning unit for adjusting image magnification and beam diameter and having a simple structure and a low-priced multi-beam shape is provided. The light scanning unit includes a composite light source in which a plurality of light sources for emitting coherent light having different wavelengths are arranged adjacent to one another and an optical axis of each light source is arranged almost parallel and which emits light at a divergence angle centering on each optical axis. An optical system comprises a collimator lens which is arranged on an approximately central axis of an optical axis of each light source constituting the composite light source and collimates the light beam emitted from the composite light source. The optical system also comprises a cylinder lens for condensing the light beam emitted from the collimator lens, and a polygonal rotating mirror for scanning the light beam condensed by the cylinder lens in a main scanning direction on an exposed surface of an exposed object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: Susumu Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20040196519
    Abstract: A light scanning unit that does not deteriorate print quality and has a simple structure and a low-priced multi-beam shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: Susumu Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20040184126
    Abstract: A light scanning unit having a simple structure and a low-priced multi-beam shape is provided. The light scanning unit includes a composite light source in which a plurality of light sources for emitting coherent light having different wavelengths are arranged adjacent to one another and the optical axis of each light source are arranged substantially parallel to each other, such that the composite light source emits light at a divergence angle centering on an optical axis. The plurality of coherent emitted light comprising a light beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Kikuchi, Takehiro Nishimori
  • Publication number: 20040174606
    Abstract: A light scanning unit having a simple structure and a low-priced multi-beam shape is provided. The light scanning unit includes a composite light source in which a plurality of light sources for emitting coherent light having different wavelengths are arranged adjacent to one another and an optical axis of each light source is arranged substantially parallel to each other and which emits light at a divergence angle centering on each optical axis. The plurality of coherent emitted light comprising a light beam. The light scanning unit further comprises a collimator lens which is arranged on an approximately central axis of the optical axis of each light source and collimates the light beam emitted from the composite light source, and a cylinder lens for condensing the light beam emitted from the collimator lens, a polygonal rotating mirror for scanning the light beam condensed by the cylinder lens in a main scanning direction on an exposed surface of an exposed object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20030086728
    Abstract: A two-component developer unit of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes a developer rectifier having a lifting guide portion and a developer collection guide portion. The lifting guide portion guides a developer agitated by an agitating unit upward along a circumferential direction of a developer magnet roller. The developer collection guide portion keeps the developer to move down to the lifting guide portion between a developer blade and the lifting guide portion. A non-uniformity of image intensity can be solved without giving an overweight load to the developer and a photoreceptor and without increasing a driving torque of the developer and the photoreceptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 6515734
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus is arranged to project one unit of a circuit pattern onto the surface of a resist on a substrate to be manufactured and to expose it over the surface of this resist. The exposure apparatus includes a processing unit that enables forming a high-resolution circuit pattern image on the substrate by the use of an image display which is able to ensure a wide display region without deteriorating the resolution, and that when dividing the one unit of circuit pattern into a plurality of regions in order to ensure an inexpensive, reliable exposure operation, divides it so that adjacent ones of the divided regions may partly overlap each other. An exposure device includes a plurality of optical systems each of that projects one of a plurality of the divided regions onto the surface of the resist on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Yamada, Susumu Kikuchi, Toshihiro Kitahara, Hiroya Fukuyama, Tatsuo Nagasaki