Takeshi Watanabe 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).
Abstract: A method for producing an electrophotographic photosensitive member including: forming a photosensitive layer; and forming a protective layer, wherein the step of forming the photosensitive layer forms a photosensitive layer having an amount of residual solvent of a first solvent in the photosensitive layer of 0.05% to 2.50% and an amount of residual solvent of a second solvent in the photosensitive layer of 0.50% to 2.50%, and the step of forming the protective layer includes step (A) of forming a cured film and step (B) of forming the protective layer having wrinkle shapes, wherein, in step (A), the irradiated coating film is heated at a heating temperature lower than a boiling point of the first solvent and in step (B), the cured film is heated at a heating temperature higher than a boiling point of the first solvent.
Abstract: An imaging device acquires first dark image data in a state where an image sensor has been light shielded, acquires second dark image data in a state where the image sensor has been light shielded, based on completion of exposure, corrects fixed pattern noise of a reference combined image data based on at least one of the first dark image data and the second dark image data, and stores the reference combined image data that has been subjected to correction.
Abstract: A steering device includes: a first moving unit that moves in an axial direction along with a shaft member to which an operating member is connected; a second moving unit; a holding unit; a first screw mechanism; a second screw mechanism; a driving unit; and a transmission mechanism that transmits driving force of the driving unit to the first screw mechanism and the second screw mechanism. One of the first screw mechanism and the second screw mechanism is provided so as to operate in a forward direction when the operating member moves between a retraction region and an operation region, and reverse efficiency of that one screw mechanism is set such that when the operating member is subjected to an external force directed toward the retraction region, that one screw mechanism does not operate in a reverse direction.
Abstract: There is provided an electrophotographic photosensitive member having drum shape, the electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support and a photosensitive layer, wherein an outer surface of the electrophotographic photosensitive member has wrinkles, and when an observation region having square form with one side of 100 ?m is placed at an arbitrary position on the outer surface, a line that passes through a central point of the observation region and is parallel to a circumferential direction of the electrophotographic photosensitive member is defined as a first reference line L1, and 3,599 reference lines obtained by rotating the first reference line L1 at every 0.1° around the central point are defined as L2 to L3,600, respectively, each of L1 to L3,600 intersects with convex portions of the wrinkles at a plurality of locations and has at least two different intersection angles selected from the plurality of locations.
Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive drum that achieves both of a reduction in torque of the electrophotographic photosensitive drum at the time of its cleaning and an improvement in image transferability. The electrophotographic photosensitive drum includes: a support; and a photosensitive layer arranged on the support, the electrophotographic photosensitive drum having arranged on an outer surface thereof at least two structure groups having different appearance periods, wherein when, out of the two structure groups, a group including structures having a smaller appearance period is defined as a first structure group, and a group including structures having a larger appearance period is defined as a second structure group, a height of the first structure group is lower than a height of the second structure group.
Abstract: A radio-frequency signal transmitting and receiving circuit includes a power amplifier, a transmission band pass filter configured to transmit a radio-frequency input signal, a first reception band pass filter configured to transmit a first radio-frequency reception signal, a first low-noise amplifier configured to amplify the first radio-frequency reception signal and output a first radio-frequency output signal, a first transmitting and receiving filter having a first end and a second end, the first end being electrically connected to a first antenna terminal, and a switch configured to electrically connect the transmission band pass filter to the second end of the first transmitting and receiving filter to output the radio-frequency input signal to the first antenna terminal and electrically connect the second end of the first transmitting and receiving filter to the first reception band pass filter to receive the first radio-frequency reception signal from the first antenna terminal.
Abstract: A cleaning device includes a controller configured to control cleaning of a conveyance roller by a web. The controller includes a separation and contact control unit, a conveyance roller rotation control unit, and a take-up control unit. The separation and contact control unit is configured to control a separation and contact mechanism so as to allow the web to be pressed to the conveyance roller when the conveyance roller is in a non-conveyable state. The conveyance roller rotation control unit rotates the conveyance roller in a state where the web is pressed to the conveyance roller. The take-up control unit is configured to allow the take-up roller to perform a take-up operation of taking up the web by rotatably driving the take-up roller plural times at a predetermined time interval within a cleaning time set in advance in a state where the conveyance roller is being rotated.
Abstract: A cleaning device includes a controller configured to control cleaning of a conveyance roller by a web. The controller includes a take-up control unit and a web end determination unit. The take-up control unit controls the solenoid such that the web is taken up by rotatably driving the take-up roller in a state where the web is pressed to the conveyance roller. The web end determination unit determines whether or not an end of the web is exposed on a support roller by a take-up operation of the take-up roller. The web end determination unit determines that the end of the web is exposed on the support roller when a detection result of a detection unit is not changed in spite of a fact that supplying of electricity to the solenoid is performed.
Abstract: A thermo-sensitive draw solute including a polyoxyalkylene adduct represented by a general formula (1): R1O(AO)nR2 (1), where R1 denotes a residue after withdrawal of a hydroxy group from a monovalent alcohol having a carbon number ranging from 6 to 13, R2 denotes a hydrogen atom or denotes an alkyl group or an alkenyl group having a carbon number ranging from 1 to 13, AO denotes an oxyalkylene group having a carbon number ranging from 2 to 4, n denotes an average added mole number of an alkylene oxide ranging from 1 to 235, and where n is two or more, the two or more AOs may be the same or different from each other.
August 5, 2019
October 14, 2021
Aya OSATO, Takeshi TSUJi, Koji FUCHIGAMI, Keiji TOMURA, Shigeki FUJIWARA, Makcto KUNUGI, Yuya SATO, Eri WATANABE, Masami NAKAGAWA, Sohei HAMAGUCHI, Koji KUBO
Abstract: The present invention provides an approach to enhancing the production of a foreign protein serving as a protein-based pharmaceutical product in host cells such as cultured cells derived from a mammal. The present invention provides transfected cells having a novel Hspa8 gene promoter, and a method for secreting and producing a foreign protein at high levels using the transfected cells.
Abstract: Analysis control software is installed in an analysis control device. The analysis control software is the software for controlling an analysis device, and has a function of causing a display to display one or a plurality of operation images for receiving an operation for inspecting the analysis control software. In a validation device, operation commands for performing an operation on one or a plurality of operation images are sequentially generated by an inspection executor with the one or plurality of operation images displayed in the display, whereby an inspection is executed by the analysis control software.
August 30, 2018
October 14, 2021
Satoru WATANABE, Fuyuki OKAMOTO, Chihiro YASUI, Takeshi YOSHIDA
Abstract: A steering system includes an operation member; a first movement mechanism configured to move the operation member between a normal position at which the operation member is operated by a driver, and a storage area located forward of the normal position; and a control unit configured to control the first movement mechanism. The storage area is located inward of an opening of a vehicle member located in front of a driver's seat in the vehicle. The control unit is configured to control, in a case where the operation member is retracted into the storage area, the first movement mechanism to move the operation member forward at a first speed, and to move the operation member forward at a second speed that is lower than the first speed when a distance between the operation member and the vehicle member becomes equal to or less than a predetermined distance.
Abstract: An electrostatic chuck device includes: a mounting table provided with a mounting surface; a focus ring; and a cooling element, in which a holding portion of the mounting table is provided with an annular groove portion surrounding the mounting table, a through-hole that is open on a bottom surface of the groove portion, upper surfaces on both sides of the groove portion in a width direction in the holding portion form a holding surface that comes into contact with the focus ring and holds the focus ring, the holding surface is composed of an inner peripheral surface located further on an inner periphery side than the groove portion and an outer peripheral surface located further on an outer periphery side than the groove portion, and the holding surface satisfies the following conditions (i) and (ii), wherein (i) the holding surface has a shape in which in a cross section in a thickness direction, a straight line connecting a first point corresponding to an innermost periphery of the holding surface and a se
Abstract: A lighting device includes a mounting substrate comprising a first pair of conductive pads and a second pair of conductive pads arranged along a first direction on the mounting substrate. The first pair of conductive pads is offset from the second pair of conductive pads in the first direction and a second direction intersecting the first direction with respect to a plane parallel to the mounting substrate. A first light emitting device is coupled to the first pair of conductive pads, and configured to emit lights toward a first side within a space formed between the mounting substrate and a diffusion plate. A second light emitting device is coupled to the second pair of conductive pads, and configured to emit lights toward a second side opposite of the first side within the space formed between the substrate and the diffusion plate.
Abstract: Provided is a recording material processing apparatus including: a recording material support portion configured to support a recording material loaded thereon from below; a contact member disposed on a side of the recording material loaded on the recording material support portion and configured to be pushed by an edge portion of the recording material, the contact member being configured to move to a side opposite to the side of the recording material; an elastic member configured to receive a load from the contact member pushed by the edge portion of the recording material; and a member support portion disposed without contacting the recording material loaded on the recording material support portion and configured to support the contact member.
Abstract: A conveyance control system is provided with a conveyance mechanism that conveys a platen, a printer provided in the conveyance mechanism and capable of performing printing on a print medium held by the platen received from the conveyance mechanism, and a PC that is communicably connected to the printer and controls the conveyance mechanism. A storage of the PC stores identification information of the printer and identification information of the conveyance mechanism in association with each other. The PC acquires the identification information of the conveyance mechanism associated with the identification information of the printer. A CPU of the PC causes the platen to be conveyed by the conveyance mechanism, on the basis of the acquired identification information.
Abstract: Provided is a tightening device capable of easily capturing a change in a contact state of a member to be tightened such as a bolt or the like and also reliably performing fastening. A tightening device (10) tightens a bolt (A) to a work piece (B) in a state where a main body (11) is engaged with the bolt (A), and includes: a magnet (11b) that holds the bolt (A) with respect to the main body (11); and lower cam members (15) that enable fixation in a fixed state where a binding force on the bolt (A) is larger than that in the held state by the magnet (11b). The lower cam member (15) is capable of maintaining the fixed state before the tightening work of tightening the bolt (A) to the work piece (B) is performed and releasing the fixed state after the tightening work is started.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a photoconductor, light emitting elements, a developing device, a fixing device, and a controller. The photoconductor is charged. The light emitting elements form light spots on the photoconductor in order to form an electrostatic latent image on the photoconductor, and are provided to have a first distance with each other in a main scanning direction. The developing device develops an electrostatic latent image on the photoconductor to a toner image. The fixing device fixes the toner image to a sheet. The controller causes the light emitting elements to form first light spots on the photoconductor, causes the photoconductor to move toward the light emitting elements by a second distance shorter than the first distance in a sub-scanning direction orthogonal to the main scanning direction, and causes the light emitting elements to form second light spots on the photoconductor.
Abstract: A light-emitting-element-equipped substrate includes: a circuit substrate including a main surface; a light-emitting element mounted on the main surface and electrically connected to the circuit substrate; a silicone-based white resist layer covering the main surface and including: a first opening surrounding the light-emitting element; and a second opening different from the first opening; and a transparent protective layer covering the light-emitting element, the silicone-based white resist layer, and the second opening.
Abstract: A semiconductor device of an embodiment includes: a wiring board; a semiconductor chip mounted on the wiring board; and a resin-containing layer bonded on the wiring board so as to fix the semiconductor chip to the wiring board. The resin-containing layer contains a resin-containing material having a breaking strength of 15 MPa or more at 125° C.
September 3, 2020
September 9, 2021
Yuki SUGO, Ayana AMANO, Keiichiro HATTORI, Takeshi WATANABE