Patents by Inventor Takafumi Suzuki

Takafumi Suzuki 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: 20240068470
    Abstract: An electric compressor includes: a compression part; an electric motor; an inverter; a housing including a plurality of housing forming members made of metal; a seal member that has an insulation property and is provided between the housing forming members adjacent to each other; and a potential equalization member that is made of metal and is in contact with both the adjacent housing forming members to equalize potentials of the adjacent housing forming members. The adjacent housing forming members include mating surfaces, respectively. An insertion hole is formed in one of the mating surfaces of the adjacent housing forming members, at a position in which the seal member is not provided. The potential equalization member includes an insertion portion inserted into the insertion hole, and a contact portion that is a plate portion extending in a gap between the mating surfaces and is in contact with both the mating surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ken NAMIKI, Takuro Yamashita, Takumi Maeda, Akinori Tanabe, Takafumi Konishi, Takahiro Suzuki, Yoshitaka Saito
  • Publication number: 20240069683
    Abstract: A noise immunity of a detected capacitance is prevented or inhibited from lowering on a driving electrode different in width from the other driving electrodes, provided in an input device. A touch panel serving as an input device has a plurality of driving electrodes extending in an X-axis direction and arranged in a Y-axis direction intersecting with the X-axis direction, and a driving electrode arranged outside one side of an arrangement of the driving electrodes and extending in the X-axis direction. Further, the touch panel TP1 has a plurality of detecting electrodes extending in the Y-axis direction and arranged in the X-axis direction. The width of the driving electrode is smaller than the widths of the driving electrodes and the detecting electrode includes an expanding portion for expanding the area of the detecting electrode on the side opposite to the plurality of driving electrodes via the driving electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Yasuyuki TERANISHI, Takafumi SUZUKI, Kohei AZUMI
  • Patent number: 11914298
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid processing apparatus comprising: a stage on which a substrate is placed; a nozzle configured to supply a processing liquid to the substrate placed on the stage and perform a processing on the substrate; a capturing part configured to capture an image of the nozzle so as to acquire image data; and a detector configured to detect a liquid level based on a plurality of the image data acquired by the capturing part at different timings within a period in which a supply of the processing liquid from the nozzle is not performed, wherein the liquid level is formed by the processing liquid or a liquid other than the processing liquid in a processing liquid flow path provided inside the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuichiro Kunugimoto, Takafumi Hayama, Hidehiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20240027943
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus according includes: a heater that includes a substrate, a heating element provided on the substrate, and an electrode provided on the substrate and electrically connected to the heating element; and a power supply member that includes a first member bonded or coupled to the electrode to supply power to the heating element and a second member bonded or coupled to an opposite surface of the first member to a surface, which is bonded or coupled to the electrode, of the first member, wherein the heater generates heat by power supplied via the power supply member, and an image formed on a recording material is heated by heat of the heater; and a liner expansion coefficient of the first member is different from a liner expansion coefficient of the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Kazushi Nishikata
  • Publication number: 20240017444
    Abstract: A molding material contains a reinforcing fiber bundle (A) and a polyphenylene sulfide (B), wherein the melting point of the polyphenylene sulfide is 270° C. or less; and a molded article containing a reinforcing fiber and a polyphenylene sulfide, wherein the weight average fiber length of the reinforcing fiber is 0.3 mm or more and 3.0 mm or less, and the melting point of the polyphenylene sulfide is 270° C. or less, or the crystallization temperature during cooling of the polyphenylene sulfide is 190° C. or less. Because generation of gas derived from the reinforcing fiber bundle or a sizing agent during a molding process can be reduced, and the surface roughening of a molded article due to the gas can be suppressed, a molding material achieving both of surface smoothness and mechanical properties of the molded article can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Shin Hirata, Takafumi Suzuki, Mitsushige Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11853521
    Abstract: A noise immunity of a detected capacitance is prevented or inhibited from lowering on a driving electrode different in width from the other driving electrodes, provided in an input device. A touch panel serving as an input device has a plurality of driving electrodes extending in an X-axis direction and arranged in a Y-axis direction intersecting with the X-axis direction, and a driving electrode arranged outside one side of an arrangement of the driving electrodes and extending in the X-axis direction. Further, the touch panel TP1 has a plurality of detecting electrodes extending in the Y-axis direction and arranged in the X-axis direction. The width of the driving electrode is smaller than the widths of the driving electrodes and the detecting electrode includes an expanding portion for expanding the area of the detecting electrode on the side opposite to the plurality of driving electrodes via the driving electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Teranishi, Takafumi Suzuki, Kohei Azumi
  • Patent number: 11809111
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus according includes: a heater that includes a substrate, a heating element provided on the substrate, and an electrode provided on the substrate and electrically connected to the heating element; and a power supply member that includes a first member bonded or coupled to the electrode to supply power to the heating element and a second member bonded or coupled to an opposite surface of the first member to a surface, which is bonded or coupled to the electrode, of the first member, wherein the heater generates heat by power supplied via the power supply member, and an image formed on a recording material is heated by heat of the heater; and a liner expansion coefficient of the first member is different from a liner expansion coefficient of the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Kazushi Nishikata
  • Patent number: 11794385
    Abstract: The following configuration is adopted for the purpose of solving reduction in strength and rigidity at a weldline which is a problem of an injection molding body, and enabling free design such as thin wall molding or complex shape molding of the injection molding body. That is, there is provided an integrally molded body in which a substrate for reinforcement (a) having a discontinuous fiber (a1) and a resin (a2) and an injection molding body (b) having a discontinuous fiber (b1) and a resin (b2) are integrated, the substrate for reinforcement (a) covering a part or all of a weldline of the injection molding body (b) to be integrated with the injection molding body (b), the ratio of thickness Ta of the substrate for reinforcement (a) to thickness T of a weldline part of the integrally molded body satisfying relational expression: in a case of Ea?Ebw, Ta/T?((Ebw??(Ea·Ebw))/(Ebw?Ea)) in a case of Ea=Ebw, Ta/T?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Yuichiro Sento, Naokichi Imai, Mitsushige Hamaguchi, Masato Honma
  • Patent number: 11779278
    Abstract: An internal device (1) is implanted in a living body (300). A control section (6) causes a communication section (5) to wirelessly transmit data corresponding to electroencephalogram signals of the living body (300) which are detected through a group of N (N is 2 or more) electrodes, to an external device (200). When the communication section (5) receives a designation signal designating a group of M electrode(s) (2a), M being smaller than N, the communication section (5) is caused to transmit data corresponding to electroencephalogram signals of the living body (300) which are detected through the group of M electrode(s) (2a), to the external device (200) in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignees: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, SPChange, LLC.
    Inventors: Kaoru Imajo, Katsuyoshi Suzuki, Masayuki Hirata, Seiji Kameda, Takafumi Suzuki, Hiroshi Ando, Takatsugu Kamata
  • Patent number: 11768721
    Abstract: The invention provides a technology for suppressing a delay in communication between a plurality of cores that perform parallel processing. In the invention, an ECU 302 of a vehicle control system 2 includes a plurality of cores 401 and a shared memory 405. When transmitting data in the inter-core communication, a transmission side core 401-1 writes a counter value updated according to the data and a writing order to a buffer unit 901 which is determined by a counter value managed for each communication system, which is stored in each of the plurality of buffer units 901 provided in the shared memory 405. When receiving data in the inter-core communication, a reception side core 401-2 reads data from the buffer unit 901 in which the latest data for each communication system is stored, which is determined by the counter value stored in each of the plurality of buffer units 901.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Iida, Takafumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11747756
    Abstract: At least an electrode of a first electrode group and at least an electrode of a second electrode group are formed in a region nearer to one edge portion of a substrate than to a center of the substrate in a longer-side direction of the substrate, and the electrode that is nearest to the second electrode group in the longer-side direction among the first electrode group formed in the region nearer to the one edge portion and the second electrode group are provided with a space between the electrode and the second electrode group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazushi Nishikata, Ryota Ogura, Takafumi Suzuki, Seiji Obata, Koichi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20230272216
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced polyamide resin composition molded article is characterized by 5 to 50 parts by weight of reinforcing fibers, 40 to 94.9 parts by weight of a polyamide resin composition, and 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of an ammonium salt composed of ammonia and an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having 6 to 12 carbon atoms, and which is also characterized in that: a weight average fiber length of the reinforcing fibers is 0.4 to 7 mm; the polyamide resin composition comprises a polyamide resin, a second resin having a reactive functional group, and a compound produced by a reaction of the resin and the second resin; and the second resin is dispersed in a form of particles with a number average particle diameter of 10 to 1,000 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Shin Hirata, Mitsushige Hamaguchi, Nobuhiro Morioka, Takafumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20230175616
    Abstract: A pinch valve 1 comprises a tube body 3 made of an elastic material having a cylindrically shaped tube main body 31 and annular flange parts 32 provided on the two ends of the tube main body 31 and having a flow path formed inside and a holding member 20 formed as a single piece and able to accommodate the tube body 3, wherein at least one of the flange parts 32 protrudes radially outward at an end part of the tube main body 31 via a curved part 33, at the curved part 33, a first curved surface part 33ais provided at the outside of the tube body 3 and a second curved surface part 33bis provided at the inside of the tube body 3, and in a cross section taken along a center axis of the tube body, a largest radius of curvature R1 is formed smaller than the largest curvature of radius R2 at the second curved part 33b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: ASAHI YUKIZAI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensuke MASUDA, Takafumi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11634292
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance apparatus includes a conveyance unit configured to convey a sheet, a guide member disposed to define a conveyance path, a light-emitting element, a light-receiving element configured to output a detection signal that changes in accordance with an amount of received light, a first light-passing portion disposed to define an optical path from the light-emitting element to the conveyance path, and a second light-passing portion disposed to define an optical path from the conveyance path to the light-receiving element. The light-receiving element is configured such that the detection signal changes in accordance with whether or not a sheet is present in the conveyance path. Reflectance of each of the first light-passing portion and the second light-passing portion to the light emitted from the light-emitting element is higher than reflectance of the guide member to the light emitted from the light-emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Emi Machii, Takafumi Suzuki, Seiji Obata, Koichi Sekimizu
  • Publication number: 20230108172
    Abstract: A fixing device for fixing a toner image to the recording medium includes a film unit, a roller, and a frame. The film unit includes a tubular film that rotates while being in contact with the recording medium. The roller is in contact with an outer surface of the tubular film and form a fixing nip portion with the film unit to pinch and convey the recording medium. The frame includes a first side frame to hold one end portion of the film unit and includes a second side frame to hold the other end portion of the film unit. At least one of the first or second side frames includes a first plate and a second plate. The first plate is fixed to the second plate and is disposed on a side of a surface of the second plate orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the fixing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Inventor: Takafumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20230045042
    Abstract: A device with buttons includes: a display unit that is configured to perform predetermined display; and a plurality of buttons that are positioned on a lower side of the display unit. An area of a button to be most frequently used is the largest among areas of the plurality of buttons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuyasu KOJIMA, Takafumi SUZUKI, Rei MORISAWA
  • Publication number: 20220404106
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a sandwich structure that has both excellent heat dissipation properties and excellent mechanical properties. In order to achieve this purpose, the sandwich structure of the present invention has the following structure. The sandwich structure includes a core member (I), and a fiber reinforced member (II) disposed on both sides of the core member (I), wherein the core member (I) includes a sheet-shaped heat conductive member (III) having an in-plane thermal conductivity of 300 W/m.K or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takafumi SUZUKI, Takumi HONDA, Masato HONMA
  • Publication number: 20220388204
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a thermal conductor achieving both excellent light weight and excellent rigidity and also having excellent heat dissipation property. In order to achieve the above object, the thermal conductor according to the present invention has the following configuration. That is, a thermal conductor in which a sheet-shaped thermal conductive material (II) having an in-plane thermal conductivity of 300 W/m·K or more is contained in a porous structure (I) configured of reinforcing fibers and a resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takafumi SUZUKI, Takumi HONDA, Masato HONMA
  • Patent number: 11507029
    Abstract: A device with buttons includes: a display unit that is configured to perform predetermined display; and a plurality of buttons that are positioned on a lower side of the display unit. An area of a button to be most frequently used is the largest among areas of the plurality of buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyasu Kojima, Takafumi Suzuki, Rei Morisawa
  • Patent number: 11494167
    Abstract: Disclosed subject matter is related to project reusability including method and system for identifying reusable project components for building a new project. The method comprises extracting current requirement of the new project from one or more data sources, using NLP and detect pre-existing requirements associated with pre-existing projects, similar to the current requirement by performing semantic analysis of the current requirement and the pre-existing requirements using a predefined machine learning technique such as Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) technique. Further, a similarity score is determined for each of the one or more pre-existing requirements based on degree of similarity between the current requirement and the pre-existing requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Iida, Telang Geet Tapan, Satoshi Yashiro, Takafumi Suzuki, Masahiro Matsubara