Patents by Inventor Toshio Tsuboi

Toshio Tsuboi 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: 20200254712
    Abstract: It is provided a multilayer tube having a layer containing a specific aliphatic polyamide composition and a layer containing an ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer saponified product, and the both layers being disposed adjacent to each other, wherein the aliphatic polyamide composition contains an aliphatic polyamide having a melting point of a specific value or less and having a ratio of the number of a methylene group(s) to the number of an amide group(s) of a specific value or more, an absolute value of a difference of solubility parameter SP values of the aliphatic polyamide and a polyamide other than the above is in a specific range, and containing the aliphatic polyamide and an elastomer polymer which contains a constitutional unit derived from an unsaturated compound having a carboxyl group and/or an acid anhydride group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi TSUBOI, Koji NAKAMURA, Ryousuke SASAKI, Toshio MORIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190241569
    Abstract: The invention provides novel inhibitors of cancer stem cells as well as cancer stem cell pathway kinase and other related kinases, pharmaceutical compositions and uses thereof in the treatment of cancer or a related disorder in a mammal, and methods of making such compounds and compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Chiang Jia Li, Ji-Feng Liu, Wei Li, Amanda Gibeau, Harry Rogoff, Katsunori Tsuboi, Yosuke Takanashi, Shingo Tojo, Tomohiro Kodama, Katsumi Kubota, Toshio Kanai
  • Publication number: 20190241550
    Abstract: Disclosed is a compound represented by formula (1) or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof. (In the formula, R1 is optionally substituted heteroaryl etc.; R2 is hydrogen etc.; R3 and R4 are each independently hydrogen etc., R5 is the following group: (wherein Y is optionally substituted five membered heteroaryl etc., R9a is optionally substituted aryl etc., R9b and R9c are each dependently hydrogen etc., and m is the integral 0 etc.) etc.; R6 is hydrogen etc.; and R7 is hydrogen etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Katsunori Tsuboi, Yosuke Takanashi, Shingo Tojo, Tomohiro Kodama, Katsumi Kubota, Toshio Kanai
  • Publication number: 20190196381
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a housing part that is capable of housing a plurality of recording materials in such a manner that one recording material is put on another; a transport part that transports a recording material from the housing part; and a hardware processor that detects a kind of the recording material transported by the transport part, detects an amount of the recording materials housed in the housing part, detects replacement of recording materials housed in the housing part, or addition of recording materials in the housing part, on the basis of a result of the detection by the hardware processor, and, on the basis of a result of the detection by the hardware processor, switches whether or not to execute, by the hardware processor, the kind detection of the recording materials housed in the housing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shota IGO, Masahiro KAMIYA, Katsuyuki IKUTA, Toshio TSUBOI, Tatsuya EGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10296131
    Abstract: A monitoring and controlling apparatus includes a functional cabinet, functional units, and a control cabinet. The functional cabinet includes a plurality of frames and a door at an opening of at least a part of the frames, each frame having a predetermined accommodation size. Each functional unit is detachably accommodated in respective frame and including a circuit and a component for a function of the functional unit. The control cabinet is disposed next to the functional cabinet, and configured to monitor and control the functional units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Atsuo Haryu, Akimasa Nakai, Shinji Sakurai, Susumu Yoshizawa, Katsuya Kasai, Kenichi Hosoya, Eiji Watanabe, Yusuke Tsuboi, Kazuaki Omomo, Toshio Tagawa
  • Publication number: 20140018462
    Abstract: Provided are a method for producing an EVOH resin having sufficient long-run workability in melt molding and enabling prevention of coloring such as yellowing, an EVOH resin obtained by this method for production, and a laminate obtained from this resin. Additionally, a method for producing an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer resin capable of efficiently drying while inhibiting deterioration of qualities is provided. The method for producing an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer resin of the present invention includes a step of irradiation with an infrared ray for irradiating with an infrared ray an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer or an ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer that is a precursor of the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Tsuboi, Ray Jouett, Robert Armstrong, Yoshio Yamamoto, Kenji Nakano, Kazutaka Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8419999
    Abstract: Provided is by the present invention is a method for producing an EVOH resin having sufficient long-run workability in melt molding and enabling prevention of coloring such as yellowing, an EVOH resin obtained by this method for production, and a laminate obtained from this resin. The present invention is a method for producing an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer resin, the method including a step of saponifying an ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer to obtain an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, in which the method is characterized by further including a step of irradiating the ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer or the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer with an infrared ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Tsuboi, Ray Jouett, Robert Armstrong, Yoshio Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120248640
    Abstract: Provided is by the present invention is a method for producing an EVOH resin having sufficient long-run workability in melt molding and enabling prevention of coloring such as yellowing, an EVOH resin obtained by this method for production, and a laminate obtained from this resin. The present invention is a method for producing an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer resin, the method including a step of saponifying an ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer to obtain an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, in which the method is characterized by further including a step of irradiating the ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer or the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer with an infrared ray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio TSUBOI, Ray Jouett, Robert Armstrong, Yoshio Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8233016
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus of the invention includes an image carrier, an exposure device performing exposure for forming a toner image on a surface of the image carrier and having at least a first exposure light source and a second exposure light source, a sensor for detecting specified patterns, which are formed on the image carrier at a specified time with use of the first and second exposure light sources, a storing unit for storing a correlation, which is attained from a detection result by the sensor, between the first and second exposure light sources, and a controller for controlling the first and second exposure light sources based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Sakai, Katsuyuki Hirata, Tatsuya Isono, Takashi Harashima, Toshio Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 8098406
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus performs dither processing on image data to form an image subjected to pseudo-halftone processing. The image forming apparatus includes a dither processing unit that performs dither processing on image data, and a dither pattern generation unit that generates a dither matrix for use in the dither processing, in accordance with an output gradation level. The dither matrix has a size of M×N pixels, and has a plurality of halftone dots arranged in a predetermined pattern in accordance with the output gradation level in order to represent a gradation of each color. The plurality of halftone dots are arranged in the dither matrix such that the halftone dots corresponding to at least two colors are substantially identical in color area ratio to each other in the dither matrix irrespective of a relative position with respective to the colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Hirota, Osamu Yamada, Toshio Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 7840148
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a secondary transfer roller that becomes a pressed state to make an intermediate transfer belt perform a transfer process and can move between the pressed state and a separated state, a press and separation driving device for driving the secondary transfer roller to become the pressed state and the separated state, a press and separation detecting device for detecting a pressed or separated state, and a voltage applying portion for applying a voltage between the intermediate transfer belt and the secondary transfer roller. The press and separation detecting device includes a resistor for detecting a current and a determination portion for determining a pressed or separated state in accordance with the detected current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Tanaka, Katsuyuki Hirata, Mitsuru Obara, Toshio Tsuboi, Tatsuya Isono
  • Patent number: 7697856
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has a structure in which a toner image formed in an electrophotographic process is transferred from an intermediate transfer belt to a member to be transferred. The apparatus includes a secondary transfer roller that becomes a pressure contact state with respect to the intermediate transfer belt to make it perform a transfer process and can move between the pressure contact state and a separated state, and a press and separation driving device for driving the secondary transfer roller to become the pressure contact state and the separated state. The pressure contact state or the separated state of the secondary transfer roller is detected in accordance with a variation of an output of an IDC sensor for detecting a state of a bare surface of the intermediate transfer belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshio Tsuboi, Masaki Tanaka, Tatsuya Isono, Mitsuru Obara, Katsuyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 7656566
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for outputting an image by a printer or a display is provided, in which color reproducibility in the image output of plural pages becomes uniform. The apparatus comprises an image memory for memorizing image data of all pages of one output job that is given to an output device, decision portion for deciding whether the image data of all pages are data within a color reproduction range of the output device or not. A color compression process is performed for the image data of all pages uniformly only when it is decided that the image data of all pages are not data within the color reproduction range of the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuaki Tajima, Takayuki Nabeshima, Junji Nishigaki, Toshio Tsuboi, Daisetsu Tohyama
  • Patent number: 7599092
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided in which the frequency of undesired delay of the image output can be reduced. The image processing apparatus comprises an image processor for performing a process defined by a parameter on the image data of the received job, a decision portion for deciding a state of the image data of the received job, and a controller for setting a parameter in accordance with the state that is decided by the decision portion if an interval between the received job and the previously received job is longer than a predetermined time, and for setting the parameter that was used in the last job despite the state that is decided by the decision portion if the interval is not longer than the predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuaki Tajima, Takayuki Nabeshima, Toshio Tsuboi, Junji Nishigaki, Daisetsu Tohyama
  • Publication number: 20090091796
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus performs dither processing on image data to form an image subjected to pseudo-halftone processing. The image forming apparatus includes a dither processing unit that performs dither processing on image data, and a dither pattern generation unit that generates a dither matrix for use in the dither processing, in accordance with an output gradation level. The dither matrix has a size of M×N pixels, and has a plurality of halftone dots arranged in a predetermined pattern in accordance with the output gradation level in order to represent a gradation of each color. The plurality of halftone dots are arranged in the dither matrix such that the halftone dots corresponding to at least two colors are substantially identical in color area ratio to each other in the dither matrix irrespective of a relative position with respective to the colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Hirota, Osamu Yamada, Toshio Tsuboi
  • Publication number: 20070217801
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has a structure in which a toner image formed in an electrophotographic process is transferred from an intermediate transfer belt to a member to be transferred. The apparatus includes a secondary transfer roller that becomes a pressure contact state with respect to the intermediate transfer belt to make it perform a transfer process and can move between the pressure contact state and a separated state, and a press and separation driving device for driving the secondary transfer roller to become the pressure contact state and the separated state. The pressure contact state or the separated state of the secondary transfer roller is detected in accordance with a variation of an output of an IDC sensor for detecting a state of a bare surface of the intermediate transfer belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshio Tsuboi, Masaki Tanaka, Tatsuya Isono, Mitsuru Obara, Katsuyuki Hirata
  • Publication number: 20070196126
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a secondary transfer roller that becomes a pressed state to make an intermediate transfer belt perform a transfer process and can move between the pressed state and a separated state, a press and separation driving device for driving the secondary transfer roller to become the pressed state and the separated state, a press and separation detecting device for detecting a pressed or separated state, and a voltage applying portion for applying a voltage between the intermediate transfer belt and the secondary transfer roller. The press and separation detecting device includes a resistor for detecting a current and a determination portion for determining a pressed or separated state in accordance with the detected current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Tanaka, Katsuyuki Hirata, Mitsuru Obara, Toshio Tsuboi, Tatsuya Isono
  • Publication number: 20070085893
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus of the invention includes an image carrier, an exposure device performing exposure for forming a toner image on a surface of the image carrier and having at least a first exposure light source and a second exposure light sources a sensor for detecting specified patterns, which are formed on the image carrier at a specified time with use of the first and second exposure light sources, a storing unit for storing a correlation, which is attained from a detection result by the sensor, between the first and second exposure light sources, and a controller for controlling the first and second exposure light sources based on the correlation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Sakai, Katsuyuki Hirata, Tatsuya Isono, Takashi Harashima, Toshio Tsuboi
  • Publication number: 20060279756
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided in which the frequency of undesired delay of the image output can be reduced. The image processing apparatus comprises an image processor for performing a process defined by a parameter on the image data of the received job, a decision portion for deciding a state of the image data of the received job, and a controller for setting a parameter in accordance with the state that is decided by the decision portion if an interval between the received job and the previously received job is longer than a predetermined time, and for setting the parameter that was used in the last job despite the state that is decided by the decision portion if the interval is not longer than the predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: MINOLTA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuaki Tajima, Takayuki Nabeshima, Toshio Tsuboi, Junji Nishigaki, Daisetsu Tohyama
  • Patent number: 7149439
    Abstract: A method and device for estimating toner concentration in a two-component developer consisting of toner and carrier for an electrophotographic image forming apparatus, and an image forming apparatus equipped with such device. The above method and device calculate an amount of toner charge from data detected by a transferred toner amount sensor, compensate the toner charge based on environmental humidity data and cumulative use period data of the image forming apparatus, and estimate toner concentration. The image forming apparatus equipped with the above device exerts control to predict toner consumption from the estimated toner concentration, supply toner to a developing unit according to the predicted toner consumption, and maintain the toner concentration in the developer at predetermined concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Hirata, Tetsuya Sakai, Tatsuya Isono, Hironori Akashi, Toshio Tsuboi, Takashi Harashima, Masaki Tanaka