Patents by Inventor Tatsuya Higuchi

Tatsuya Higuchi 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: 20200310272
    Abstract: An image forming method includes: forming a toner image on a print medium by using a toner including toner particles having a binder resin which contains a condensate of straight-chain diol having 2 to 6 carbon atoms, an alkylene oxide adduct of bisphenol A and polyvalent carboxylic acid; and applying, to the toner image, a fixing solution containing an ester-based softening agent having a boiling point of not less than 180° C. so as to fix the toner image to the print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki HIGUCHI, Tatsuya EZAKA, Norihiro HIRAI, Hisakazu TAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200311743
    Abstract: A charging system for communicating with an RFID tag on a vehicle traveling with the RFID tag attached thereto, and thereby performing charging processing in relation to the vehicle. The charging system is provided with: an RFID information acquisition unit for acquiring RFID information written onto an RFID tag detected by a roadside communication device for communicating with the RFID tag; an external appearance information acquisition unit for acquiring external appearance information relating to the RFID tag or a vehicle body of the vehicle; a point computation unit for determining the respective invalidity of each of a plurality of pieces of determination information, including external appearance determination information in which the RFID information and the external appearance information are combined, and calculating points on the basis of the invalidity; and a determining unit for determining whether or not the vehicle is a fraudulent vehicle on the basis of the points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsuya HIGUCHI, Atsushi IIDA, Yohei KOJIMA, Kazuyoshi KITAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200288037
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a unit that acquires image data of a target image which is a target of image processing, a unit that acquires a display image showing a target image state, and a unit that performs image processing corresponding to the target image state with respect to the image data of the target image, based on the acquired display image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200239389
    Abstract: The method according to this disclosure is a method for separating an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 2 or 3 carbon atoms and a halogenated unsaturated carbon compound formed by replacing at least one of hydrogen atoms included in the unsaturated hydrocarbon with a fluorine atom, from each other and is a method for selectively adsorbing either the unsaturated hydrocarbon or the halogenated unsaturated carbon compound by a porous coordination polymer that includes a metallic ion having a valence of 2 to 4 and an aromatic anion having 1 to 6 aromatic ring(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tatsuya Morikawa, Mana Shimokawa, Katsuki Fujiwara, Satoshi Tokuno, Masakazu Higuchi, Susumu Kitagawa
  • Publication number: 20200187543
    Abstract: A composition may include a fine particle composite comprising at least 0.1 mass % of an insoluble dietary fiber. A total fat/oil content of the composition may be less than 20 mass % and the composition may have a maximum particle size that is larger than 100 ?m and a modal diameter of 5 to 400 ?m. When the composition is ultrasonicated, the ultrasonicated composition may have a modal diameter of 0.3 to 100 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: MIZKAN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Higuchi, Junichiro Ihara
  • Publication number: 20200189780
    Abstract: The side holding drive unit and the mouth holding drive unit move the side holding unit and the mouth holding unit from a first processing position to a second processing position while maintaining a state where the side holding unit holds the side portion and the mouth holding unit holds the mouth portion. The gas nozzle drive unit moves the gas nozzle from the first processing position to the second processing position while maintaining a state where the ejection port is arranged inside the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Hideo SAGO, Yasuyuki HONDA, Masaru YOSHIKADO, Tatsuya HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200175777
    Abstract: An on-board device is equipped with: an RFIC which includes an activation processing unit for outputting an activation signal upon receiving a radio wave for RFID communication and an RF tag function unit for reading prerecorded tag information; an IC card processing unit which is activated on the basis of the activation signal when electric power is supplied thereto from a power supply circuit, and which reads and writes IC card information from and to an IC card; and a communication unit which transmits the tag information and/or the IC card information to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi KITAJIMA, Tatsuya HIGUCHI, Keiji TERASAKA, Kyoko OSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10654775
    Abstract: The method according to this disclosure is a method for separating an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 2 or 3 carbon atoms and a halogenated unsaturated carbon compound formed by replacing at least one of hydrogen atoms included in the unsaturated hydrocarbon with a fluorine atom, from each other and is a method for selectively adsorbing either the unsaturated hydrocarbon or the halogenated unsaturated carbon compound by a porous coordination polymer that includes a metallic ion having a valence of 2 to 4 and an aromatic anion having 1 to 6 aromatic ring(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tatsuya Morikawa, Mana Shimokawa, Katsuki Fujiwara, Satoshi Tokuno, Masakazu Higuchi, Susumu Kitagawa
  • Publication number: 20200055498
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided with: a main vehicle body having an attachment portion to which a towed vehicle can be attached, and a first onboard unit and a second onboard unit attached to the main vehicle body, the first onboard unit and the second onboard unit being installed so as to be capable of communicating with a roadside device. The first onboard unit has type information relating to the type of the main vehicle body, and is provided at a position at which communication with the roadside device is possible both when the towed vehicle is attached to the attachment portion and when the towed vehicle is not attached to the attachment portion. The second onboard unit is provided at a position at which communication with the roadside device is possible when the towed vehicle is not attached to the attachment portion and at which communication with the roadside device is not possible when the towed vehicle is attached to the attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsuya HIGUCHI, Kazuyoshi KITAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200032014
    Abstract: The invention provides a film having a high relative permittivity, a high volume resistivity, and a high breakdown strength. The film has a relative permittivity of 9 or higher at a frequency of 1 kHz and 30° C., a volume resistivity of 5E+15 ?·cm or higher at 30° C., and a breakdown strength of 500 V/?m or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi HAZAMA, Nobuyuki KOMATSU, Kouji YOKOTANI, Mayuko TATEMICHI, Tatsuya HIGUCHI, Keiko KOGA
  • Patent number: 10520907
    Abstract: A remote control device includes a display unit, physical keys, and a control unit to control operations of the display unit and execute various processes in accordance with commands input via the physical keys. The display unit includes a setting item display area to display setting item information pertaining to configurable setting items, and a set state display area to display information pertaining to set state of the setting items. The physical keys include at least one function key and a separate set state change key. The control unit successively selects the setting items, causes the display unit to display the setting item information, and performs an increase or decrease of a numerical value, a stage change, or a mode change relating to the setting item. The number of function keys is smaller than the number of the setting item information displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryouji Inoue, Ryousuke Yamamoto, Yukio Inoue, Yasuaki Kobayashi, Youta Katou, Asuka Yagi, Tatsuya Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20190391517
    Abstract: A fixing device is for fixing a developing agent image to a recording sheet by electrostatically spraying a charged fixing solution toward the developing agent image on the sheet. The fixing device includes a container portion, a plurality of nozzles, and a potential difference generating portion. The container portion is configured to store therein the fixing solution. The plurality of nozzles is in communication with the container portion and configured to spray the fixing solution toward the developing agent image. The potential difference generating portion is configured to generate a potential difference between the fixing solution stored in the plurality of nozzles and the recording sheet conveyed at a position separated from the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka Kakigahara, Kengo Takeda, Jun Mihara, Satoshi Murata, Shinya Yamamoto, Tomoaki Hattori, Kumiko Sakaguchi, Takayuki Higuchi, Tatsuya Ezaka, Emi Shimizu, Kentaro Murayama
  • Publication number: 20190382544
    Abstract: A fluororesin film containing a fluororesin. The fluororesin film has on at least one surface thereof a ten-point average roughness of 0.100 to 1.200 ?m and an arithmetic average roughness of 0.010 to 0.050 ?m. Further, the fluororesin film has a breakdown strength of 400 V/?m or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kouji YOKOTANI, Nobuyuki KOMATSU, Takeshi HAZAMA, Mayuko TATEMICHI, Akio HIGAKI, Tatsuya HIGUCHI, Keiko YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10509351
    Abstract: A fixing device is for fixing a developing agent image to a recording sheet by electrostatically spraying a charged fixing solution toward the developing agent image on the sheet. The fixing device includes a container portion, a plurality of nozzles, and a potential difference generating portion. The container portion is configured to store therein the fixing solution. The plurality of nozzles is in communication with the container portion and configured to spray the fixing solution toward the developing agent image. The potential difference generating portion is configured to generate a potential difference between the fixing solution stored in the plurality of nozzles and the recording sheet conveyed at a position separated from the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaka Kakigahara, Kengo Takeda, Jun Mihara, Satoshi Murata, Shinya Yamamoto, Tomoaki Hattori, Kumiko Sakaguchi, Takayuki Higuchi, Tatsuya Ezaka, Emi Shimizu, Kentaro Murayama
  • Publication number: 20190373929
    Abstract: A method for producing a food product includes preparing a mixture including one or more food ingredients, at least one oil or fat, and water, wherein the mixture has a total fat content of 20 to 75% by mass and a water content of 20 to 80% by mass, pulverizing the food ingredients in the mixture, and obtaining a paste composition including the at least one oil or fat, the water, and 15 to 85% by mass of fine particles of the food ingredients. The fine particles have a maximum particle size of 100 ?m or more, and the fine particles subjected to an ultrasonication treatment have a modal diameter of 0.3 to 200 ?m. The paste composition satisfies a contact angle of 40° to 160°, a sliding angle of 50° or more, or an advancing contact angle of 50° or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: MIZKAN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Higuchi, Junichiro Ihara
  • Publication number: 20190373925
    Abstract: A method for producing a food product includes preparing a mixture including one or more dried food ingredients and at least one oil or fat, wherein a total fat content in the mixture is 10 to 98% by mass, pulverizing the dried food ingredients in the mixture, and obtaining a food composition comprising the at least one oil or fat and 2 to 98% by mass of fine particles of the dried food ingredients. The dried food ingredients are selected from the group consisting of a vegetable, a fruit and an alga. The food composition has a water content of less than 20% by mass. When the food composition is subjected to an ultrasonication treatment at a frequency of 40 kHz and an output of 40 W for 180 seconds, the fine particles after the ultrasonication treatment have a modal diameter of 0.3 to 200 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: MIZKAN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Higuchi, Junichiro Ihara
  • Publication number: 20190373942
    Abstract: A method for producing a food product includes preparing a mixture including one or more dried food ingredients and at least one oil or fat, wherein a total fat content in the mixture is 30% by mass or more, wet pulverizing the dried food ingredients in the mixture, and obtaining a food composition including the at least one oil or fat and 20% to 98% by mass of fine particles of the dried food ingredients. The wet pulverization is performed with a maximum pressure of 0.01 to 1 MPa and under a rising temperature condition satisfying T1+1<T2<T1+50. The fine particles subjected to an ultrasonication treatment have a modal diameter of 0.3 to 200 ?m and a decreased maximum particle size. A 10th percentile value of a numerical value N for each fine particle complex is 0.40 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: MIZKAN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Higuchi, Junichiro Ihara
  • Publication number: 20190365604
    Abstract: There is provided a container or an equipment having low-protein adsorption properties, to be used for administering, storing, conveying or transporting protein or a composition including protein, or for producing protein or a composition including protein. A container or an equipment for producing protein or a composition including protein, wherein the surface of the container or the equipment in contact with protein or a composition including protein is formed of a fluororesin which is at least one fluororesin selected from a tetrafluoroethylene-hexafluoropropylene-based copolymer and a tetrafluoroethylene-perfluoroalkylvinyl ether-based copolymer, which has a melting point of 320° C. or less and which has a total number of non-fluorinated group terminals and —CF2H group terminals in the fluororesin of 70 or less per 1×106 carbon atoms, has remarkable low-protein adsorption properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicants: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Kozue KOMAZAWA, Tatsuya HIGUCHI, Koji KIGAWA, Kazuaki OBATA, Takayuki DEMPO, Masuhiro NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10443878
    Abstract: An air conditioner is installed in a target space. An operating state is switched based on a command sent from a portable communication terminal. The air conditioner includes a specific information storage component, a specific information notification component that gives notification of the specific information to the communication terminal, a command receiving component that receives the command sent from the communication terminal, and an actuator drive component that executes a switching control that switches action of an actuator based on the command received. The specific information includes identification information and operable period information that designates an operable period during which the operating state is switchable by the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryouji Inoue, Yukio Inoue, Ryousuke Yamamoto, Yasuaki Kobayashi, Asuka Yagi, Tatsuya Higuchi, Youta Katou
  • Patent number: 10373036
    Abstract: A remote control for an air conditioner facilitates setting of various kinds of data without operation of a button. A remote control (30) includes an external communication unit (45) having an NFC circuit (42) and an NFC antenna (43). The external communication unit (45) is capable of wirelessly communicating with an external apparatus even when a microcomputer (36) in the remote control (30) is not supplied with power (i.e., in a non-operating state). Hence, through the wireless communication between the external communication unit (45) of the remote control (30) and the external apparatus, the various kinds of data is forwarded from the external device to the remote control (30), and stored in the remote control (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryousuke Yamamoto, Asuka Yagi, Yukio Inoue, Ryouji Inoue, Youta Katou, Tatsuya Higuchi, Takeshi Yoshimura, Yasuaki Kobayashi