Patents by Inventor Takashi Kasai

Takashi Kasai 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: 10836168
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head is manufactured by forming on a substrate an energy generating element for ejecting a liquid, an integrated circuit for driving the energy generating element, a supply port for the liquid so as to penetrate through the substrate, an electrode for generating a liquid flow, and a flow path forming member having an ejection orifice for ejecting the liquid such that a flow path for the liquid is formed between the substrate and the flow path forming member. The electrode is formed over high and low of a stepped shape formed on the substrate in at least one step selected from the steps of forming the energy generating element, forming the integrated circuit and forming the supply port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Kasai, Takashi Sugawara, Masafumi Morisue, Takuro Yamazaki, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Tomoko Kudo
  • Patent number: 10835141
    Abstract: A wearable electrode includes: a garment including an outer member and a backing member configured to cover at least a part of an inner surface of the outer member; and an electrode unit configured to come into contact with a living body clothed in the garment to acquire a biological signal emitted by the living body and attached to an opposite side of the backing member from the outer member, and a core wire which can be inserted into an accommodation section formed in the electrode unit. The outer member and the backing member are connected to a part other than a part of the backing member, to which the electrode unit is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Nahoko Kasai, Koji Sumitomo, Hiroshi Nakashima, Masanobu Sato, Toru Arakane, Yuri Hamano, Takashi Teshigawara
  • Patent number: 10828893
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head includes an element substrate including a common liquid chamber connected to a liquid supply source, a pressure chamber connected to the common liquid chamber and including inside an element to generate energy used for ejecting liquid, a bubble generating chamber connected to the common liquid chamber and including inside a pump to cause a flow of the liquid, and a connection flow path connecting the pressure chamber and the bubble generating chamber. The liquid ejecting head includes a first anti-cavitation film over the element to generate the energy and a second anti-cavitation film over the pump, and the first anti-cavitation film and the second anti-cavitation film have different film thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masafumi Morisue, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Ryo Kasai, Tomoko Kudo, Takashi Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10772524
    Abstract: A biomedical electrode which is detachably attached to a garment and includes: an electrode coming into contact with a living body clothed in the garment to acquire a biological signal emitted by the living body; and a locked section which is conductive, is electrically connected to the electrode, is detachably locked to a locking section which is conductive and is provided in the garment, and is electrically connected to the locking section when locked to the locking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Nahoko Kasai, Koji Sumitomo, Hiroshi Nakashima, Masanobu Sato, Toru Arakane, Yuri Hamano, Keiji Takeda, Noriko Nagai, Takashi Teshigawara
  • Patent number: 10736530
    Abstract: A biomedical electrode which is detachably attached to a garment and includes: an electrode coming into contact with a living body clothed in the garment to acquire a biological signal emitted by the living body; and a locked section which is conductive, is electrically connected to the electrode, is detachably locked to a locking section which is conductive and is provided in the garment, and is electrically connected to the locking section when locked to the locking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Nahoko Kasai, Koji Sumitomo, Hiroshi Nakashima, Masanobu Sato, Toru Arakane, Yuri Hamano, Keiji Takeda, Noriko Nagai, Takashi Teshigawara
  • Patent number: 10703100
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejection head including: a substrate; an energy-generating element, which is arranged on the substrate, and is used for ejecting a liquid; a flow path forming member, which has an ejection orifice for ejecting the liquid, and is configured to form a flow path of the liquid between the flow path forming member and the substrate; an electrode configured to generate a flow of the liquid; and a wiring, which is arranged so as to be brought into contact with the flow path forming member, and is configured to supply electric power to the electrode, in which the flow path forming member contains an organic material, and in which the electrode and the wiring are each formed of a conductive adhesive layer containing at least one of conductive diamond-like carbon or tin-doped indium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masafumi Morisue, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Ryo Kasai, Tomoko Kudo, Takashi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20200209625
    Abstract: In a first display device and a second display device of a display mechanism, a first video image and a second video image having mutually different display contents are visually recognized, and further, display positions of the first video image and the second video image can be changed by first and second posture adjustment mechanisms that are a posture adjustment mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi TAKEDA, Toshiyuki KASAI
  • Publication number: 20200213580
    Abstract: In a left and right pair of a first display device and a second display device that perform repositionable display, mutually different display contents can be visually recognized as a first video image and a second video image. Further, a display control portion controls the display content in accordance with at least one of the first video image and the second video image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi TAKEDA, Toshiyuki KASAI, Masayuki TAKAGI, Toshiaki MIYAO, Tokito YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10697887
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus that measures an optical characteristic of a surface in accordance with a standard selected from a plurality of standards is provided. The apparatus includes an illumination device configured to illuminate the surface with light from a light source, an imaging device configured to image the light source with reflected light from the surface illuminated by the illumination device, and a processor configured to process image data having number of pixels obtained by reducing number of pixels of the imaging device by a reduction rate to obtain the optical characteristic of the surface. The processor is configured to determine the reduction rate based on the selected standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Kasai, Hiroshi Kawanago, Takashi Seki
  • Publication number: 20200149148
    Abstract: Provided is a steel for nitrocarburizing that can ensure hardened case depth by suppressing precipitation of Cr, V, and Nb in a part of the surface layer very close to the surface. The provided steel comprises: a specific chemical composition satisfying 9.5?([Cr]/52+[V]/50.9+[Nb]/92.9+M)×103?18.5, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities; and a steel microstructure in which an area ratio of bainite phase with respect to the entire microstructure is more than 50%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya IHARA, Masayuki KASAI, Takashi IWAMOTO, Kimihiro NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200139703
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a pair of electrodes disposed on a first surface of a substrate forming part of a flow path for a liquid. The pair of electrodes are adjacent to each other in a transverse direction of the electrodes, and the liquid moves in the transverse direction upon application of a voltage across the electrodes. The electrodes each include a ridge portion disposed on the first surface and an electrode wiring line connected to a power source for applying the voltage. The electrode wiring line covers an upper surface of the ridge portion and side surfaces of the ridge portion and extends from parts covering the side surfaces of the ridge portion to a downstream side and an upstream side in a direction in which the liquid moves, so as to cover the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Sugawara, Masafumi Morisue, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Ryo Kasai, Tomoko Kudo
  • Patent number: 10639888
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including a substrate, an energy generating element which is provided on the substrate and is used for ejecting a liquid, a flow passage forming member which includes an ejection orifice, which ejects the liquid, and which forms a flow passage of the liquid between the flow passage forming member and the substrate, and an electrode which is provided on a surface of the flow passage forming member which adjoins the flow passage and which generates a flow of the liquid, in which at least a portion of the electrode is covered within the flow passage forming member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masafumi Morisue, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Ryo Kasai, Tomoko Kudo, Takashi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20200055522
    Abstract: According to the invention, in a management part that manages a state of a function module, a control part itself has expandability and diversity in order to guarantee the expandability and diversity of the entire platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya KASAI, Masato IMAI, Takashi TSUTSUI
  • Publication number: 20200040425
    Abstract: A sealing device is installed in heating treatment equipment through which a steel strip passes, the device including a rotary damper which is placed above the steel strip so as to be in contact with the steel strip, and a roll which is placed below the steel strip so that the roll opposes the rotary damper to form a pair consisting of the rotary damper and the roll opposing each other, the steel strip passing through a gap, which is formed between the rotary damper and the roll opposing each other, in which two pairs each of which is the pair consisting of the rotary damper and the roll opposing each other are arranged in tandem in a moving direction of the steel strip in the heating treatment equipment, and an inert gas is fed into a space defined by the two pairs arranged in tandem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Doi, Shoji Kasai, Teruhiko Tobe, Takumi Koyama
  • Publication number: 20200009864
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejecting head including an element substrate including: a common liquid chamber connected to a liquid supply source; a pressure chamber connected to the common liquid chamber and including inside an element to generate energy used for ejecting liquid; a bubble generating chamber connected to the common liquid chamber and including inside a pump to cause a flow of the liquid; and a connection flow path connecting the pressure chamber and the bubble generating chamber, in which the liquid ejecting head includes a first anti-cavitation film over the element to generate the energy and a second anti-cavitation film over the pump, and the first anti-cavitation film and the second anti-cavitation film have different film thicknesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Masafumi Morisue, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Ryo Kasai, Tomoko Kudo, Takashi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20190387966
    Abstract: A blood-vessel optical device is provided with: a sheath provided with a lumen penetrating therethrough, and a dovetail groove disposed so as to be parallel to the lumen; and an optical member accommodated in the lumen and including at least one of an illuminating portion guiding illumination light to an imaging subject and a light detecting portion guiding return light from the imaging subject, wherein the groove has a cross-sectional shape configured to accommodate an elongated member so as to be movable, and has an opening that has a width smaller than a diameter of the elongated member and from which a portion of the accommodated elongated member protrudes to the outside, and wherein the sheath is configured such that an external dimension in a direction orthogonal to an arrangement direction in which the lumen and the groove are arranged is smaller than an external dimension in the arrangement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi TSURUTA, Takashi YASUMI, Yasuaki KASAI, Hirokazu YOKOTA
  • Patent number: 10484798
    Abstract: Provided is an acoustic transducer including: a semiconductor substrate; a vibrating membrane, provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a vibrating electrode; and a fixed membrane, provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a fixed electrode, the acoustic transducer detecting a sound wave according to changes in capacitances between the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode, converting the sound wave into electrical signals, and outputting the electrical signals. At least one of the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode is divided into a plurality of divided electrodes, and the plurality of divided electrodes outputting the electrical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L., OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kasai, Shobu Sato, Yuki Uchida, Sebastiano Conti, Igino Padovani, Filippo David
  • Patent number: 10469957
    Abstract: A capacitive transducer includes a substrate having an opening in a surface thereof, a back plate facing the opening in the substrate, a vibration electrode film facing the back plate across a space, the vibration electrode film being displaceable to have a displacement converted into a change in capacitance between the vibration electrode film and the back plate, an airflow channel defined by a gap between a protrusion integral with the back plate and a part of the vibration electrode film, the airflow channel being configured to increase an area of air flow when the vibration electrode film deforms under pressure to move relative to the protrusion integral with the back plate and relieve the pressure applied to the vibration electrode film to serve as a pressure relief channel, and an extension formed at a periphery of a hole in the vibration electrode film defining the pressure relief channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kasai, Yuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10451534
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a particle sorting apparatus, a particle sorting method, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing program that enable sorting object particles to be sorted with high precision, even when the sorting object particles are large. In the particle sorting apparatus, a charging unit that applies charges to at least a part of liquid droplets ejected from an orifice to generate a fluid stream and a charging control unit that adjusts a charge application end time in the charging unit according to sizes of particles included in the liquid droplets are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumitaka Otsuka, Hiroto Kasai, Takashi Miyata, Takayuki Kato, Kouhei Hatamoto
  • Patent number: 10440481
    Abstract: A capacitive transducer includes a substrate having an opening in a surface thereof, a back plate facing the opening in the substrate, a vibration electrode film facing the back plate across a space, the vibration electrode film being deformable to have a deformation converted into a change in capacitance between the vibration electrode film and the back plate, the vibration electrode film having a through-hole as a pressure relief hole, and a protrusion integral with and formed from the same member as the back plate, the protrusion being placeable in the pressure relief hole before the vibration electrode film deforms. The protrusion and the pressure relief hole have a gap therebetween defining an airflow channel as a pressure relief channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kasai, Koji Momotani, Mariko Terasaka