Patents by Inventor Tomoo Kobayashi

Tomoo Kobayashi 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: 10816421
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a metal elastic element which is suitable for sensing or the like of a fluid pressure change and exhibits favorable resilience even in the case of receiving a sudden pressure change, and also provide a diaphragm using the same. A metal elastic element of the present invention is composed of a two-phase stainless steel having a ?-phase and an ?-phase, wherein the area ratio of the ?-phase is 40% or less, and the two-phase structure is a marble-like metal structure. In the invention, it is preferred that the element has a fiber texture in which <111>? and <110>? are preferentially oriented parallel to the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Takuma Otomo, Yasunori Akasaka, Ryo Sugawara, Tomoo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10808306
    Abstract: Provided is a Co—Ni-based alloy in which a crystal is easily controlled, a method of controlling a crystal of a Co—Ni-based alloy, a method of producing a Co—Ni-based alloy, and a Co—Ni-based alloy having controlled crystallinity. The Co—Ni-based alloy includes Co, Ni, Cr, and Mo, in which the Co—Ni-based alloy has a crystal texture in which a Goss orientation is a main orientation. The Co—Ni-based alloy preferably has a composition including, in terms of mass ratio: 28 to 42% of Co, 10 to 27% of Cr, 3 to 12% of Mo, 15 to 40% of Ni, 0.1 to 1% of Ti, 1.5% or less of Mn, 0.1 to 26% of Fe, 0.1% or less of C, and an inevitable impurity; and at least one kind selected from the group consisting of 3% or less of Nb, 5% or less of W, 0.5% or less of Al, 0.1% or less of Zr, and 0.01% or less of B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akihiko Chiba, Takuma Otomo, Yasunori Akasaka, Tomoo Kobayashi, Ryo Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10451506
    Abstract: Provided herein is a diaphragm that is highly durable, and that does not involve the risk of gas leakage, and a pressure sensor using such a diaphragm. The diaphragm is a metallic diaphragm that includes a plate-shaped pressure receiver, and a frame-like support member. The pressure receiver has a metal structure grown parallel to a flat plate surface of the plate-shaped pressure receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Tomoo Kobayashi, Ryo Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20180259408
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a metal elastic element which is suitable for sensing or the like of a fluid pressure change and exhibits favorable resilience even in the case of receiving a sudden pressure change, and also provide a diaphragm using the same. A metal elastic element of the present invention is composed of a two-phase stainless steel having a ?-phase and an ?-phase, wherein the area ratio of the ?-phase is 40% or less, and the two-phase structure is a marble-like metal structure. In the invention, it is preferred that the element has a fiber texture in which <111>? and <110>? are preferentially oriented parallel to the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Takuma OTOMO, Yasunori AKASAKA, Ryo SUGAWARA, Tomoo KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180149535
    Abstract: Provided herein is a diaphragm that is highly durable, and that does not involve the risk of gas leakage, and a pressure sensor using such a diaphragm. The diaphragm is a metallic diaphragm that includes a plate-shaped pressure receiver, and a frame-like support member. The pressure receiver has a metal structure grown parallel to a flat plate surface of the plate-shaped pressure receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Tomoo KOBAYASHI, Ryo SUGAWARA
  • Patent number: 9656500
    Abstract: An image recording medium includes an image supporting member that has a ruggedness on a surface and has a surface roughness Rz of 3 ?m or more, an image receiving layer that includes a first thermoplastic resin having a glass transition temperature of 60° C. or more and a second thermoplastic resin having a glass transition temperature of 15° C. or less, and a transparent supporting member, in this order, wherein an image formed of an image forming material is provided between the image supporting member and the image receiving layer and a ruggedness corresponding to the ruggedness of the image supporting member is formed on an outermost surface of the image recording medium on a side of the transparent supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoo Kobayashi, Kaoru Torikoshi
  • Publication number: 20170120654
    Abstract: An image recording medium includes an image supporting member that has a ruggedness on a surface and has a surface roughness Rz of 3 ?m or more, an image receiving layer that includes a first thermoplastic resin having a glass transition temperature of 60° C. or more and a second thermoplastic resin having a glass transition temperature of 15° C. or less, and a transparent supporting member, in this order, wherein an image formed of an image forming material is provided between the image supporting member and the image receiving layer and a ruggedness corresponding to the ruggedness of the image supporting member is formed on an outermost surface of the image recording medium on a side of the transparent supporting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoo KOBAYASHI, Kaoru TORIKOSHI
  • Patent number: 9544405
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a terminal device that includes an antenna element and an interface component. The antenna element is mounted on a casing of the terminal device to transmit/receive electromagnetic waves. The interface component is configured to couple an external device with the terminal device for a wired transmission. The interface component includes a metal shell configured to have a fixed potential state to shield the wired transmission from noise when the interface component is active for the wired transmission, and to have a floating state to avoid affecting the antenna element for transmitting/receiving electromagnetic waves when the interface component is idle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kodama, Tomoo Kobayashi, Tomokazu Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9523620
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a metal diaphragm capable of achieving a higher strength, excellent corrosion resistance, and a smooth surface condition, and a pressure sensor including the diaphragm. The diaphragm according to the present invention includes a two-phase stainless steel having a composition of 24 to 26 mass % Cr, 2.5 to 3.5 mass % Mo, 5.5 to 7.5 mass % Ni, 0.03 mass % or less C, 0.08 to 0.3 mass % N, and the balance Fe and inevitable impurities, and having a 0.2% proof stress of 1300 MPa or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Takuma Otomo, Keita Naito, Ryo Sugawara, Tomoo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20160154330
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming sheet for electrophotography, in which the generation of blister is suppressed. The image forming sheet for electrophotography includes a substrate 110 and an image receiving layer having a pigment 122 coated on the substrate, particles 124 interspersed among the pigments 122, and a binding resin, a volume average particle diameter of the particles being larger than a thickness of a portion of the image receiving layer where the particles do not exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Tomoo KOBAYASHI, Kojiro TSUTSUMI, Kaoru TORIKOSHI, Toshiyasu YUKAWA, Katsumi HARADA
  • Publication number: 20160097115
    Abstract: Provided is a Co—Ni-based alloy in which a crystal is easily controlled, a method of controlling a crystal of a Co—Ni-based alloy, a method of producing a Co—Ni-based alloy, and a Co—Ni-based alloy having controlled crystallinity. The Co—Ni-based alloy includes Co, Ni, Cr, and Mo, in which the Co—Ni-based alloy has a crystal texture in which a Goss orientation is a main orientation. The Co—Ni-based alloy preferably has a composition including, in terms of mass ratio: 28 to 42% of Co, 10 to 27% of Cr, 3 to 12% of Mo, 15 to 40% of Ni, 0.1 to 1% of Ti, 1.5% or less of Mn, 0.1 to 26% of Fe, 0.1% or less of C, and an inevitable impurity; and at least one kind selected from the group consisting of 3% or less of Nb, 5% or less of W, 0.5% or less of Al, 0.1% or less of Zr, and 0.01% or less of B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicants: Seiko Instruments Inc., Tohoku University
    Inventors: Akihiko Chiba, Takuma Otomo, Yasunori Akasaka, Tomoo Kobayashi, Ryo Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20160082712
    Abstract: Provided is a laminating apparatus including a peeling unit that peels off a second film from a film material which includes a first film on which an image is formed and the second film coming in close contact with an opposite side to the image of the first film, and a first laminating unit that laminates a base material and the first film from which the second film is peeled off by the peeling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki EGUSA, Tomoo KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9272130
    Abstract: Provided are a living body stimulating electrode, a living body stimulating electrode apparatus, and a method for producing a living body stimulating electrode. The living body stimulating electrode has a flexible circuit board (FPC) between a living body stimulating electrode and a resin part. The resin part and the FPC are fixed with the living body stimulating electrode. Specifically, the flexible circuit board is disposed between the living body stimulating electrode and the resin part, and one or both of a stimulating electrode and a contact electrode constituting the living body stimulating electrode have an engaging part having a pressing part and a fixing part. The pressing part presses the flexible circuit board onto the resin part. Simultaneously, the fixing part is penetrated through a through hole formed in the flexible circuit board and pressed into a hole formed in the resin part, thereby fixed to and held by the resin part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Ryo Sugawara, Tomoo Kobayashi, Jun Motogi
  • Patent number: 9226631
    Abstract: A cyclonic separator and a vacuum cleaner which efficiently separates dust, collect the dust without re-scattering it and make low noise are provided. In a primary cyclone portion 10, a primary swirl chamber 12 swirls air containing dust sucked from a primary inlet 11, and thereby, separates a first dust and a second dust from the air containing dust to collect them respectively in a zero-order dust case 114 which is provided at a side of the primary swirl chamber 12 and communicates with a zero-order opening portion 113 provided at a side wall, and a primary dust case 14 provided at a lower side of the primary swirl chamber 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Sota Komae, Tsuyoshi Maeda, Junichiro Hoshizaki, Tomoo Kobayashi, Akihiro Iwahara, Masayoshi Izuka, Tadashi Fukushima, Kenji Yanagisawa, Daisuke Kondo
  • Patent number: 9186029
    Abstract: A cyclonic separator and a vacuum cleaner which efficiently separates dust, collect the dust without re-scattering it and make low noise are provided. In a primary cyclone portion 10, a primary swirl chamber 12 swirls air containing dust sucked from a primary inlet 11, and thereby, separates a first dust and a second dust from the air containing dust to collect them respectively in a zero-order dust case 114 which is provided at a side of the primary swirl chamber 12 and communicates with a zero-order opening portion 113 provided at a side wall, and a primary dust case 14 provided at a lower side of the primary swirl chamber 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Sota Komae, Tsuyoshi Maeda, Junichiro Hoshizaki, Tomoo Kobayashi, Akihiro Iwahara, Masayoshi Izuka, Tadashi Fukushima, Kenji Yanagisawa, Daisuke Kondo
  • Patent number: 9042803
    Abstract: An image transfer device includes a transfer unit and a transport unit. The transfer unit that heats a layered body including a recording member, which is flexible and has an image recorded on a recording surface thereof, and a base member, onto which the image on the recording member is to be transferred, to transfer the image recorded on the recording surface onto the base member. The transfer unit transporting the layered body by rotating while being in contact with a back surface of the recording member on a side opposite to the side of the recording surface. The transport unit disposed upstream of the transfer unit in a transport direction of the layered body. The transport unit rotating while being in contact with the back surface of the recording member to transport the layered body to the transfer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Egusa, Tomoo Kobayashi, Tetsuro Kodera, Kaoru Torikoshi
  • Publication number: 20150127081
    Abstract: Provided are a living body stimulating electrode, a living body stimulating electrode apparatus, and a method for producing a living body stimulating electrode. The living body stimulating electrode has a flexible circuit board (FPC) between a living body stimulating electrode and a resin part. The resin part and the FPC are fixed with the living body stimulating electrode. Specifically, the flexible circuit board is disposed between the living body stimulating electrode and the resin part, and one or both of a stimulating electrode and a contact electrode constituting the living body stimulating electrode have an engaging part having a pressing part and a fixing part. The pressing part presses the flexible circuit board onto the resin part. Simultaneously, the fixing part is penetrated through a through hole formed in the flexible circuit board and pressed into a hole formed in the resin part, thereby fixed to and held by the resin part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Ryo SUGAWARA, Tomoo KOBAYASHI, Jun MOTOGI
  • Patent number: 8974879
    Abstract: There is provided an image transfer sheet, including: an image receiving layer; a bonding layer; a transparent support; and a substrate, in this order, wherein a peeling strength between the transparent support and the substrate is lower than a peeling strength between the image receiving layer and the bonding layer, and between the bonding layer and the transparent support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoo Kobayashi, Naoyuki Egusa, Tetsuro Kodera, Kaoru Torikoshi
  • Patent number: 8959707
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner including a suction port body, a motor-driven blower, and a cyclone part that is disposed between the suction port body and the motor-driven blower and is provided with an inflow port, a swirl chamber, and a discharge port body. The side surface of the discharge port body is composed of a cylindrical mesh and a conical mesh. The side wall of the swirl chamber is composed of a cylindrical part and a conical part. The vacuum cleaner further includes a zero-order opening formed by opening a part of the cylindrical part, a first-order opening formed by opening a part of the conical part, a zero-order dust case communicating with the swirl chamber via the zero-order opening, and a first-order dust case communicating with the swirl chamber via the first-order opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Maeda, Sota Komae, Junichiro Hoshizaki, Tomoo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140294472
    Abstract: An image transfer device includes a transfer unit and a transport unit. The transfer unit that heats a layered body including a recording member, which is flexible and has an image recorded on a recording surface thereof, and a base member, onto which the image on the recording member is to be transferred, to transfer the image recorded on the recording surface onto the base member. The transfer unit transporting the layered body by rotating while being in contact with a back surface of the recording member on a side opposite to the side of the recording surface. The transport unit disposed upstream of the transfer unit in a transport direction of the layered body. The transport unit rotating while being in contact with the back surface of the recording member to transport the layered body to the transfer unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki EGUSA, Tomoo KOBAYASHI, Tetsuro KODERA, Kaoru TORIKOSHI