Patents by Inventor Toshiyuki Yamada

Toshiyuki Yamada 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: 20220288677
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a powder material including metal particles, in which in a mass basis cumulative particle size distribution, the metal particles have a 10% particle diameter d10 of less than 16 ?m and a 90% particle diameter d90 of more than 35 ?m and when a specific energy obtained as a value yielded by dividing a flow energy measured as an energy acting on a blade spiraling upward in the powder material by a mass of the powder material is normalized with a bulk density of the powder material, a resulting value is less than 0.47 mJ·ml/g2 and relates to a producing method for the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Koichiro SEKIMOTO, Daisuke KANAI, Teruki USUDA, Toshiyuki YAMANAKA, Takuya SAKAI, Shinnosuke YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11428714
    Abstract: A sensor device according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a sensor head and a measurement unit. The sensor head includes a first probe and a second probe, the first probe including a first antenna section used for transmission, the second probe including a second antenna section used for reception, the second probe being situated at a specified distance from the first probe and facing the first probe. The measurement unit includes a signal generator that generates a measurement signal that includes information regarding characteristics of a propagation of an electromagnetic wave in a medium between the first and second antenna sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamada, Kyohei Yoshimitsu, Hiroyuki Mita, Sachio Iida, Seiji Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Hiroi
  • Publication number: 20220205931
    Abstract: A measurement device that measures an amount of moisture in a medium. The device includes a transmitter that transmits an electrical signal including an incident wave to one of a pair of probes in which a cable has been embedded through the cable. A receiver receives a reflected wave obtained from reflection of the incident wave by the one of the pairs of probes and a transmitted wave that has been transmitted through a medium between the pair of probes through the cable. A processing unit obtains a reciprocating delay time corresponding to a time over which the electrical signal reciprocates through the cable and measures an amount of moisture contained in the medium on the basis of the reciprocating delay time and a propagation transmission time corresponding to a time over which electromagnetic waves propagate and the electrical signal is transmitted through the medium and the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sachio IIDA, Atsushi YAMADA, Takuya ICHIHARA, Toshiyuki HIROI
  • Patent number: 11262276
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a real-time detection device configured to detect a state of target equipment and an instruction output from a central control device configured to input a control instruction to the target equipment; and a monitoring device configured to acquire information from the real-time detection device. The monitoring device includes an analysis unit configured to simulate the state of the target equipment, with models of the target equipment and the central control device, and a determination unit configured to determine whether an abnormality has occurred in the target equipment. The analysis unit is configured to simulate the state of the target equipment, using the latest information detected by the real-time detection device. The determination unit is configured to compare a result calculated by the analysis unit using the latest information detected by the real-time detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Kusaba, Toshiyuki Yamada, Yoshinori Kamiya, Nobukazu Naito, Naoki Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 11176252
    Abstract: An intrusion prevention device includes a reception unit, a monitoring unit, and a determination unit. The reception unit receives, from a control target device, a notification indicating a state of the control target device. The monitoring unit receives a control command transmitted from a control device to the control target device. The determination unit determines whether to permit or block passage of the control command received by the monitoring unit in accordance with the state of the control target device received by the reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION, MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Okabe, Takaaki Koyama, Jun Miyoshi, Yoshihiro Itoh, Naohiko Yoshizumi, Tetsuo Takahashi, Yuki Mori, Toshiyuki Yamada, Naoki Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 11143989
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a transfer member, a voltage source, a current detecting portion, a controller, and a receiving portion. During the recording material passing through the transfer portion, the controller controls a voltage applied to a transfer member on the basis of a detection result of the current detecting portion so that a current flowing through the transfer member falls within a predetermined range. The controller sets at least one of an upper limit and a lower limit of the predetermined range on the basis of a predetermined voltage changing instruction received by the receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ohta, Yutaka Kakehi, Toshiyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10761460
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a transfer member, a voltage source, a sensor, an acquiring portion, an information storing portion, and a controller configured to adjust the voltage applied to the transfer member. During continuous image formation for continuously forming images on a plurality of recording materials, a detection result of the sensor is corrected on the basis of the detection result of the sensor in a detection period in which a current recording material passes through a transfer portion, an index value relating to a toner image transferred onto a detection region passing through the transfer portion in the detecting period, and correction information, and then on the basis of the corrected value of the detection result, the controller controls the voltage applied to the transfer member for a subsequent recording material passing through the transfer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10670999
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image transfer belt; a first transfer member; a second transfer member opposed to the first transfer member with the belt therebetween; an applying device for applying a voltage to at least one of the first and second transfer members; and a controller for controlling the applying device to apply to the at least one transfer member a voltage having the same polarity as a regular polarity of toner and a voltage of the opposite polarity to the first transfer member in a cleaning operation. The controller changes a number of image formations to be carried out from a cleaning operation to a next cleaning operation depending on the kind of the sheet. The number controlled by the controller is different depending on the kind of the sheets in a continuous printing job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200089146
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a transfer member, a voltage source, a sensor, an acquiring portion, an information storing portion, and a controller configured to adjust the voltage applied to the transfer member. During continuous image formation for continuously forming images on a plurality of recording materials, the detection result is corrected on the basis of the detection result of the sensor in a detection period in which a current recording material passes through the transfer portion, the index value relating to the toner image transferred onto a detection region passing through the transfer portion in the detecting period, and the correction information, and then on the basis of the corrected value of the detection result, the controller controls the voltage applied to the transfer member for a subsequent recording material passing through the transfer portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200072707
    Abstract: A management monitoring system includes a real-time detection device configured to detect a state of target equipment and an instruction output from a central control device configured to input a control instruction to the target equipment; and a management monitoring device configured to acquire information from the real-time detection device. The management monitoring device includes an analysis unit configured to simulate the state of the target equipment, with models of the target equipment and the central control device, and a determination unit configured to determine whether an abnormality has occurred in the target equipment. The analysis unit simulates the state of the target equipment, using the latest information detected by the real-time detection device. The determination unit compares a result calculated by the analysis unit using the latest information with the latest information detected by the real-time detection device for the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Naoki KUSABA, Toshiyuki YAMADA, Yoshinori KAMIYA, Nobukazu NAITO, Naoki YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200050133
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a transfer member, a voltage source, a current detecting portion, a controller, and a receiving portion. During the recording material being passing through the transfer portion, the controller controls a voltage applied to a transfer member on the basis of a detection result of the current detecting portion so that a current flowing through the transfer member falls within a predetermined range. The controller sets at least one of an upper limit and a lower limit of the predetermined range on the basis of a predetermined voltage changing instruction received by the receiving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ohta, Yutaka Kakehi, Toshiyuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190294794
    Abstract: An intrusion prevention device includes a reception unit, a monitoring unit, and a determination unit. The reception unit receives, from a control target device, a notification indicating a state of the control target device. The monitoring unit receives a control command transmitted from a control device to the control target device. The determination unit determines whether to permit or block passage of the control command received by the monitoring unit in accordance with the state of the control target device received by the reception unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicants: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION, MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi OKABE, Takaaki KOYAMA, Jun MIYOSHI, Yoshihiro ITOH, Naohiko YOSHIZUMI, Tetsuo TAKAHASHI, Yuki MORI, Toshiyuki YAMADA, Naoki YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 10416593
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developing container, a developing sleeve, a magnet and grooves provided at a surface of the sleeve and formed along a direction crossing a circumferential direction of the sleeve. In a cross-section, each of the grooves is formed by a flat bottom portion contacting a carrier particle and a pair of side surface portions provided in both sides of the flat bottom portion with respect to the circumferential direction of the sleeve and satisfies the following relationship: r<w<2r, 2×r<L, and r/2?s<2r. In the above, r is a volume-average particle size of the carrier particles, w is a length of the flat bottom portion, L is a width between the side surface portions at the surface of the sleeve, and s is a depth of each of the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Ishida, Takanori Iida, Yasushi Takeuchi, Toshiyuki Yamada, Shiro Higashikozono, Hiroto Kakinuma, Toshiya Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190129333
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image transfer belt; a first transfer member; a second transfer member opposed to the first transfer member with the belt therebetween to; an applying device for applying a voltage at least one of the first and second transfer members; and a controller for controlling the applying device to apply to the at least one transfer member a voltage having the same polarity as a regular polarity of toner and a voltage of the opposite a first transfer member cleaning operation. The controller changes a number of image formations to be carried out from a cleaning operation to a next cleaning operation depending on the kind of the sheet. The number controlled by the controller is different depending on the kind of the sheets in a continuous printing job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 9897940
    Abstract: In the present invention, an image forming apparatus using a method of replacing a developer is configured such that an immobile area in which the heights of a discharge passage and a conveyance passage are changed on the upstream side of a returning screw is filled. This causes the immobile area of the developer to be unlikely to occur and accordingly suppresses formation of a toner stain image due to an aggregation toner, enabling stable image formation over a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanori Iida, Yusuke Ishida, Yasushi Takeuchi, Toshiyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 9851670
    Abstract: When ending image forming, a state is realized where charging by a charging roller is stopped (charging bias off) and also applying DC voltage at a developing device is stopped (developing bias DC off). In this state, AC voltage is applied to the developing device (developing bias AC on), thereby adhering toner to the surface of a photosensitive drum and forming interposing toner. Driving of the photosensitive drum and an intermediate transfer belt is then stopped in the state with the interposing toner interposed between the photosensitive drum and intermediate transfer belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasushi Takeuchi, Takayuki Ganko, Koji Arimura, Yusuke Ishida, Takanori Iida, Toshiyuki Yamada, Daisuke Makino, Taisuke Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20170299984
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developing container, a developing sleeve, a magnet and grooves provided at a surface of the sleeve and formed along a direction crossing a circumferential direction of the sleeve. In a cross-section, each of the grooves is formed by a flat bottom portion contacting a carrier particle and a pair of side surface portions provided in both sides of the flat bottom portion with respect to the circumferential direction of the sleeve and satisfies the following relationship: r<w<2r, 2×r<L, and r/2?s<2r. In the above, r is a volume-average particle size of the carrier particles, w is a length of the flat bottom portion, L is a width between the side surface portions at the surface of the sleeve, and s is a depth of each of the grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Yusuke Ishida, Takanori Iida, Yasushi Takeuchi, Toshiyuki Yamada, Shiro Higashikozono, Hiroto Kakinuma, Toshiya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9733594
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developing container, a developing sleeve, a magnet and grooves provided at a surface of the sleeve and formed along a direction crossing a circumferential direction of the sleeve. In a cross-section, each of the grooves is formed by a flat bottom portion contacting a carrier particle and a pair of side surface portions provided in both sides of the flat bottom portion with respect to the circumferential direction of the sleeve and satisfies the following relationship: r<w<2r, 2×r<L, and r/2?s<2r. In the above, r is a volume-average particle size of the carrier particles, w is a length of the flat bottom portion, L is a width between the side surface portions at the surface of the sleeve, and s is a depth of each of the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Ishida, Takanori Iida, Yasushi Takeuchi, Toshiyuki Yamada, Shiro Higashikozono, Hiroto Kakinuma, Toshiya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9650938
    Abstract: Arranged are a selective reduction catalyst for reacting NOx in exhaust gas 2 with ammonia, an exhaust passage 5 for guiding the exhaust gas 2 to the selective reduction catalyst, and a urea water addition unit 4 incorporated in the exhaust passage 5 for adding urea water 3 into the exhaust gas 2. A portion of the exhaust passage 5 adjacent to an added position of the urea water 3 is constituted by a divisional piece 5a made of material having higher corrosive resistance to a substance produced by addition of the urea water 3 than that of a material constituting the remaining portion of the exhaust passage 5 other than the adjacent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: HINO MOTORS, LTD., ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Minoru Kowada, Toshiaki Kuroki, Ryoji Suzuki, Hiroshi Uchigata, Toshiyuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20170060034
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developing container, a developing sleeve, a magnet and grooves provided at a surface of the sleeve and formed along a direction crossing a circumferential direction of the sleeve. In a cross-section, each of the grooves is formed by a flat bottom portion contacting a carrier particle and a pair of side surface portions provided in both sides of the flat bottom portion with respect to the circumferential direction of the sleeve and satisfies the following relationship: r<w<2r, 2×r<L, and r/2?s<2r. In the above, r is a volume-average particle size of the carrier particles, w is a length of the flat bottom portion, L is a width between the side surface portions at the surface of the sleeve, and s is a depth of each of the grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Yusuke Ishida, Takanori Iida, Yasushi Takeuchi, Toshiyuki Yamada, Shiro Higashikozono, Hiroto Kakinuma, Toshiya Kobayashi