Patents by Inventor Tatsuhiko Okada

Tatsuhiko Okada 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: 10674041
    Abstract: An image capturing unit includes a sensor unit that image-captures a predetermined area including a subject; and a reference chart unit that is arranged in the predetermined area and captured with the subject by the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Satoh, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Masato Kobayashi, Suguru Yokozawa, Tatsuhiko Okada, Mamoru Yorimoto, Daisaku Horikawa, Yuichi Sakurada
  • Patent number: 10330043
    Abstract: In a saddle-ride type vehicle in which a cylinder head of a single-cylinder engine main unit has a front wall and a rear wall, an exhaust system being connected to the front wall and an intake system being connected to the rear wall, a joining surface of the cylinder head to a head cover is formed on a plane crossing a cylinder axis, the plane being inclined downward toward a front. Rotation axes of camshafts are arranged on the plane. An axis of a valve stem of a throttle valve is arranged on the plane. A curve cover curved so as to cover driven sprockets fixed to the camshafts is formed on one side in a vehicle width direction of the head cover. A drum housing box housing a throttle drum fixed to one end of the valve stem is arranged close to the curve cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nozomi Okada, Yusaburo Tani, Yosuke Hoi, Tatsuhiko Asano, Shuichi Ishida, Isao Azumagakito
  • Publication number: 20190174025
    Abstract: An image capturing unit includes a sensor unit that image-captures a predetermined area including a subject; and a reference chart unit that is arranged in the predetermined area and captured with the subject by the sensor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuyuki SATOH, Yasuyuki SUZUKI, Masato KOBAYASHI, Suguru YOKOZAWA, Tatsuhiko OKADA, Mamoru YORIMOTO, Daisaku HORIKAWA, Yuichi SAKURADA
  • Patent number: 10244147
    Abstract: An image capturing unit includes a sensor unit that image-captures a predetermined area including a subject; and a reference chart unit that is arranged in the predetermined area and captured with the subject by the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Satoh, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Masato Kobayashi, Suguru Yokozawa, Tatsuhiko Okada, Mamoru Yorimoto, Daisaku Horikawa, Yuichi Sakurada
  • Publication number: 20180167534
    Abstract: An image capturing unit includes a sensor unit that image-captures a predetermined area including a subject; and a reference chart unit that is arranged in the predetermined area and captured with the subject by the sensor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Nobuyuki SATOH, Yasuyuki SUZUKI, Masato KOBAYASHI, Suguru YOKOZAWA, Tatsuhiko OKADA, Mamoru YORIMOTO, Daisaku HORIKAWA, Yuichi SAKURADA
  • Patent number: 9944103
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a recording head in which a plurality of nozzles for discharging liquid droplets; and a pattern forming unit configured to form a test pattern used for positional deviation adjustment including a first pattern serving as a reference pattern and a second pattern serving as an adjustment pattern. The first pattern and the second pattern each are a linear pattern that is parallel to a nozzle arrangement direction and has a disconnected portion. The disconnected portion of the first pattern and the disconnected portion of the second pattern are shifted from each other in the nozzle arrangement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Okada, Mamoru Yorimoto, Daisaku Horikawa, Yuichi Sakurada, Makoto Moriwaki
  • Patent number: 9906688
    Abstract: An image capturing unit includes a sensor unit that image-captures a predetermined area including a subject; and a reference chart unit that is arranged in the predetermined area and captured with the subject by the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Satoh, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Masato Kobayashi, Suguru Yokozawa, Tatsuhiko Okada, Mamoru Yorimoto, Daisaku Horikawa, Yuichi Sakurada
  • Publication number: 20170034397
    Abstract: An image capturing unit includes a sensor unit that image-captures a predetermined area including a subject; and a reference chart unit that is arranged in the predetermined area and captured with the subject by the sensor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Nobuyuki SATOH, Yasuyuki SUZUKI, Masato KOBAYASHI, Suguru YOKOZAWA, Tatsuhiko OKADA, Mamoru YORIMOTO, Daisaku HORIKAWA, Yuichi SAKURADA
  • Patent number: 9527278
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a recording-head carrier including a recording head for ejecting a liquid droplet onto a recording medium, a relative moving unit configured to relatively move the recording-head carrier and the recording medium; an image recording unit configured to drive the recording head by a driving signal having a driving waveform to eject liquid droplets toward the recording medium while relatively moving the recording-head carrier and the recording medium; a driving-waveform determining unit configured to determine the driving waveform of the driving signal based on a detected temperature near the recording head; a drive-timing determining unit configured to determine drive timing at which the recording head is driven by the driving signal, based on the detected temperature; and a drive control unit configured to set the driving waveform and the drive timing to the image recording unit to drive the recording head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Sakurada, Mamoru Yorimoto, Tatsuhiko Okada, Daisaku Horikawa, Makoto Moriwaki
  • Patent number: 9516179
    Abstract: An image capturing unit includes a sensor unit that image-captures a predetermined area including a subject; and a reference chart unit that is arranged in the predetermined area and captured with the subject by the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Satoh, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Masato Kobayashi, Suguru Yokozawa, Tatsuhiko Okada, Mamoru Yorimoto, Daisaku Horikawa, Yuichi Sakurada
  • Patent number: 9290028
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which reads a test pattern formed by ejecting liquid droplets onto a recording medium to adjust an ejection timing of the liquid droplets is disclosed. The image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit; a reading unit; a relative movement unit; an intensity data obtaining unit which obtains intensity data on a reflected light which is received from a scanning position of a light by a light receiving unit while the light moves over the test pattern; and a position detection unit which applies a line position determining operation on the intensity data in the vicinity of a point of inflection included between an upper-limit threshold value and a lower-limit threshold value, and detects a position of a line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd
    Inventors: Mamoru Yorimoto, Tatsuhiko Okada, Daisaku Horikawa, Makoto Moriwaki
  • Publication number: 20160075158
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a recording head in which a plurality of nozzles for discharging liquid droplets; and a pattern forming unit configured to form a test pattern used for positional deviation adjustment including a first pattern serving as a reference pattern and a second pattern serving as an adjustment pattern. The first pattern and the second pattern each are a linear pattern that is parallel to a nozzle arrangement direction and has a disconnected portion. The disconnected portion of the first pattern and the disconnected portion of the second pattern are shifted from each other in the nozzle arrangement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Okada, Mamoru Yorimoto, Daisaku Horikawa, Yuichi Sakurada, Makoto Moriwaki
  • Patent number: 9286551
    Abstract: An image capturing unit includes a sensor section that images a predetermined range including a subject; a reference chart section that is imaged by the sensor section with the subject; and an illumination light source that illuminates the subject and the reference chart section. The illumination light source is arranged at a position where a mirror reflection region that mirror reflects light entering from the illumination light source to the sensor section is outside a region of the subject and the reference chart section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Suguru Yokozawa, Nobuyuki Satoh, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Masato Kobayashi, Yuichi Sakurada, Mamoru Yorimoto, Tatsuhiko Okada, Daisaku Horikawa, Masahiro Shigemoto, Kazushi Takei, Hideaki Suzuki, Satoshi Iwanami
  • Patent number: 9221284
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a recording head in which a plurality of nozzles for discharging liquid droplets; and a pattern forming unit configured to form a test pattern used for positional deviation adjustment including a first pattern serving as a reference pattern and a second pattern serving as an adjustment pattern. The first pattern and the second pattern each are a linear pattern that is parallel to a nozzle arrangement direction and has a disconnected portion. The disconnected portion of the first pattern and the disconnected portion of the second pattern are shifted from each other in the nozzle arrangement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Okada, Mamoru Yorimoto, Daisaku Horikawa, Yuichi Sakurada, Makoto Moriwaki
  • Patent number: 9162451
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which reads a test pattern formed by ejecting liquid droplets onto a recording medium to adjust an ejection timing of the liquid droplets is disclosed. The image forming apparatus includes a reading unit including a light emitting unit and a light receiving unit; a sensitivity adjusting unit; a relative movement unit; a first correction unit which detects a position of the test pattern; a second correction unit which detects the position of the test pattern; and a correction method selecting unit which selects the first correction unit or the second correction unit based on adjusting results of sensitivity adjusted by the sensitivity adjusting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Yorimoto, Tatsuhiko Okada, Daisaku Horikawa, Makoto Moriwaki
  • Patent number: 9118874
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes a sensor unit that captures a predetermined range including a subject; a reference chart that is captured by the sensor unit together with the subject; an illumination light source that illuminates the subject and the reference chart; a lens member including one or more lenses arranged in an optical path of reflected light extending from the subject and the reference chart to the sensor unit; and a lens moving unit that moves at least one lens of the lens member so as to change a position thereof in a direction along the optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Satoh, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Mamoru Yorimoto, Masato Kobayashi, Yuichi Sakurada, Suguru Yokozawa, Tatsuhiko Okada, Tomokazu Kanzawa, Daisaku Horikawa
  • Patent number: 9070052
    Abstract: An image capturing unit includes a sensor unit that captures a predetermined area including a subject; a reference chart that is arranged in the predetermined area and captured together with the subject by the sensor unit; an optical path length changing member that is arranged on an optical path extending from the subject to the sensor unit and is capable of changing a length of the optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Okada, Nobuyuki Satoh, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Mamoru Yorimoto, Masato Kobayashi, Yuichi Sakurada, Suguru Yokozawa, Tomokazu Kanzawa, Daisaku Horikawa, Hiroshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9039119
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which reads a test pattern formed onto a recording medium to adjust an ejection timing of liquid droplets is disclosed. The apparatus includes a reading unit; a pattern data storage unit; an image forming unit; a relative movement unit; an intensity data obtaining unit which obtains intensity data on a reflected light which is received by a light receiving unit from a scanning position of a light while the light moves over the test pattern; and a position detecting unit which applies a line position determining operation on the intensity data and detects a line position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Okada, Mamoru Yorimoto, Daisaku Horikawa, Makoto Moriwaki
  • Patent number: 9039118
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is disclosed which reads a test pattern formed by ejecting liquid droplets onto a recording medium to adjust an ejection timing of the liquid droplets. The image forming apparatus includes a reading unit; a relative movement unit; a second detected data obtaining unit; a first detected data obtaining unit; a subtraction processing unit which subtracts a value comparable to a local minimum value of first detected data sets from each of the first detected data sets and second detected data sets; and a signal correction unit which calculates a proportion of the subtracted first detected data sets relative to the subtracted second detected data sets to align a local maximum value of the first detected data sets such that it is generally constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Okada, Daisaku Horikawa, Mamoru Yorimoto, Makoto Moriwaki
  • Publication number: 20150109646
    Abstract: An image capturing unit includes a sensor section that images a predetermined range including a subject; a reference chart section that is imaged by the sensor section with the subject; and an illumination light source that illuminates the subject and the reference chart section. The illumination light source is arranged at a position where a mirror reflection region that mirror reflects light entering from the illumination light source to the sensor section is outside a region of the subject and the reference chart section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Suguru YOKOZAWA, Nobuyuki Satoh, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Masato Kobayashi, Yuichi Sakurada, Mamoru Yorimoto, Tatsuhiko Okada, Daisaku Horikawa, Masahiro Shigemoto, Kazushi Takei, Hideaki Suzuki, Satoshi Iwanami