Patents by Inventor Tsutomu Kato

Tsutomu Kato 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: 10197898
    Abstract: A lighting device includes: a first light source that supplies yellow fluorescent light; a second light source that supplies blue light; a light sensor that detects the light quantity of a blue component of combined light, in which the yellow fluorescent light and blue light have been combined, and the light quantity of a first color component that is contained in the yellow fluorescent light and that differs from the blue component; and a control unit that adjusts the luminance of the first and second light sources. The control unit acquires each of a first light quantity that is the light quantity of the first color component and a second light quantity that is the light quantity of the blue component in a first state in which the first light source is ON and the second light source is OFF, and acquires a third light quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Tsutomu Kato
  • Patent number: 10189289
    Abstract: A tape includes a release sheet, a main label portion, and a subordinate label portion. The release sheet has an elongated rectangular shape having a length in a first direction greater than a length in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The main label portion is affixed to the release sheet and contains a fold line extending in one of the first direction and the second direction. The subordinate label portion is affixed to the release sheet and is arrayed with the main label portion in one of the first and the second directions. The subordinate label portion is separate from the main label portion, or is integrally connected to the main label portion through a portion having a width smaller than that of the subordinate label portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kato, Shimako Nakai
  • Patent number: 10166800
    Abstract: A ribbon cassette includes a case, an ink ribbon, a first spool, a second spool, a rotating member, a clutch spring, and an engaging part. The ink ribbon has one end portion wound over the first spool and another end portion connected to the second spool. The rotating member is engaged with a first inner surface of the first spool. The clutch spring includes a coil like annular part attached to the rotating member, and an extension part extending from the annular part. The engaging part is positioned on a locus of rotation of the extension part. The first spool has a protrusion provided at a second inner surface of the first spool. The case-hole is in communication with an interior of the first spool, and has a portion overlapped with an entire circular region surrounded by a path of rotation of the tip end of the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisako Tonishi, Tsutomu Kato, Susumu Murata, Akiko Kodama
  • Publication number: 20180354842
    Abstract: A mixed raw material for a glass of the present invention is a mixed raw material for a silicate glass, including at least a silica sand and a feldspar, in which with respect to the silica glass, a D50 value is 100 ?m or more and 300 ?m or less, the uniformity represented by a value obtained by dividing a D60 value by a D10 value is less than 2.0, and with respect to the feldspar, a D50 value of is 100 ?m or more and 400 ?m or less, and the uniformity represented by a value obtained by dividing a D60 value by a D10 value is 1.5 or more and less than 4.0. The mixed raw material for a silicate glass is melted and formed into a tube shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu KATO, Miki KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180281496
    Abstract: A medium includes a base layer and a separation layer stacked on each other. Regions are defined along a first direction. The regions include: a first region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is stickable; a second region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is non-stickable; and a third region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is at least partly stickable. Four first vertexes of a first imaginary trapezoid shape which are located on an outer shape of the first region and four second vertexes of a second imaginary trapezoid shape which are located on an outer shape of the third region are symmetric with respect to an axis parallel with a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Harumitsu INOUE, Yukiko TAKAMI, Tsutomu KATO, Takaaki BANNO, Haruki MATSUMOTO, Kentaro MURAYAMA, Yukihiko SATO
  • Publication number: 20180282583
    Abstract: A medium includes a base layer and a separation layer. Regions defined along a first direction include: a first region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is stickable; a second region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is non-stickable; a third region in which a printing background layer is provided and in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is non-stickable; and a fourth region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is at least partly stickable. A length of the second region is less than that of the fourth region and greater than or equal to that of the first region in the first direction in at least one position in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Harumitsu INOUE, Yukiko TAKAMI, Tsutomu KATO, Takaaki BANNO, Haruki MATSUMOTO, Kentaro MURAYAMA, Yukihiko SATO
  • Publication number: 20180250959
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium stores a program for: obtaining first to fourth positional information and first and second image information from a storage, displaying a first image indicated by the obtained first image information and a second image indicated by the obtained second image information; receiving selection of one of the first image and the second image displayed on a display, based on an operation of an operation device; and when selection of the first image is received, transmitting information including the first positional information and the second positional information, as cutting-position information indicating cutting positions in a tape, and when selection of the second image is received, transmitting information including the third positional information and the fourth positional information as the cutting-position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Yukihiko Sato, Takaaki Banno, Harumitsu Inoue, Haruki Matsumoto, Yukiko Takami, Tsutomu Kato, Kentaro Murayama
  • Publication number: 20180250974
    Abstract: A tape includes a sheet and an elongated label that includes first portions and second portions. A second-side end portion of a first-side second portion is connected to a first-side end portion of one first portion, and a first-side end portion of a second-side second portion is connected to a second-side end portion of the one first portion. The one first portion has a first length in a tape widthwise direction. Each of the first-side second portion and the second-side second portion has a second length in the widthwise direction of the tape and a third length in a tape longitudinal direction. The second length is greater than the first length. The one first portion has a fourth length in the tape longitudinal direction which is greater than or equal to a specific length and less than a sum of the specific length and the third length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Yukihiko Sato, Takaaki Banno, Harumitsu Inoue, Haruki Matsumoto, Yukiko Takami, Tsutomu Kato, Kentaro Murayama
  • Publication number: 20180251252
    Abstract: A controller of a label creating apparatus obtains label information corresponding to a shape of a label to be created. When the controller does not obtain a first detection signal but obtains a second detection signal, the controller determines, based on the second detection signal and the label information, whether the label having a first shape related to the obtained label information is creatable from a pair of one first portion and one second portion. When the controller obtains the first detection signal, the controller controls a conveyor and a cutter to cut the pair of the one first portion and the one second portion, at a cutting position related to the label information, based on the first detection signal regardless of the second detection signal obtained after obtainment of the first detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Junya Kawai, Yukihiko Sato, Kentaro Murayama, Shuhei Nohara, Tsutomu Kato, Takaaki Banno, Yukiko Takami, Haruki Matsumoto, Harumitsu Inoue
  • Publication number: 20180250973
    Abstract: A second-side end portion of one second portion and a first-side end portion of another second portion are respectively connected to a first-side end portion and a second-side end portion of one first portion. The largest dimension of the one and another second portions is greater than a first length of the one first portion in a tape widthwise direction. The tape includes: a first mark or opening between the second-side end portion of the one first portion and the first-side end portion of the one second portion; and a second mark or opening between the second-side end portion of the one first portion and the first-side end portion of the one second portion. A first-side end portion of the first mark or opening is located on a second side of a second-side end portion of the second mark or opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Harumitsu Inoue, Yukihiko Sato, Junya Kawai, Takaaki Banno, Tsutomu Kato, Yukiko Takami, Haruki Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20180250972
    Abstract: A second-side end portion of one second portion and a first-side end portion of another second portion are respectively connected to a first-side end portion and a second-side end portion of one first portion. The largest dimension of the one and another second portions is greater than a first length of the one first portion in a tape widthwise direction. A first connecting portion connects between the first-side end portion of the one first portion and a second-side end portion of the another second portion. The first connecting portion has a first connecting length in the tape widthwise direction at a first position. A second connecting length of the first connecting portion in the tape widthwise direction at a position nearer to a center of the one second portion than the first position is greater than the first connecting length and less than the second length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Yukihiko Sato, Harumitsu Inoue, Yukiko Takami, Takaaki Banno, Haruki Matsumoto, Tsutomu Kato, Kentaro Murayama
  • Publication number: 20180136552
    Abstract: A lighting device includes: a first light source that supplies yellow fluorescent light; a second light source that supplies blue light; a light sensor that detects the light quantity of a blue component of combined light, in which the yellow fluorescent light and blue light have been combined, and the light quantity of a first color component that is contained in the yellow fluorescent light and that differs from the blue component; and a control unit that adjusts the luminance of the first and second light sources. The control unit acquires each of a first light quantity that is the light quantity of the first color component and a second light quantity that is the light quantity of the blue component in a first state in which the first light source is ON and the second light source is OFF, and acquires a third light quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Tsutomu KATO
  • Publication number: 20180068469
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to generate a first calculated image and a second calculated image through calculation using data obtained through an imaging in which magnetic resonance signals used for deriving a tissue quantitative value are acquired, wherein a signal value of a tissue other than a suppression-target tissue which is a target to be suppressed is low on the second calculated image as compared to the first calculated image. The processing circuitry is configured to generate a difference image between the first calculated image and second calculated image so as to generate an image on which a signal value of a tissue with a long relaxation time is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Masao YUI, Ryo Shiroishi, Tsutomu Kato
  • Patent number: 9897946
    Abstract: A roller member includes a cored bar, an elastic layer, a first high resistance member, and a second high resistance member. The elastic layer is disposed on an outer circumferential face of the cored bar. The cored bar has a projecting portion projecting beyond a range in which the elastic layer is disposed, toward an axial end of the cored bar. The first high resistance member is made of a high-resistance material having a higher electrical resistance than an electrical resistance of the cored bar. The first high resistance member is fitted to the projecting portion. The second high resistance member is made of a high-resistance material having a higher electrical resistance than an electrical resistance of the cored bar. The second high resistance member fills a space between the first high resistance member and the elastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Imai, Masaharu Furuya, Tsutomu Kato, Katsuhito Haruno, Osamu Ichihashi, Tatsuya Ohsugi
  • Publication number: 20180015757
    Abstract: A tape roll is housed inside a cassette case. A first rotation body is provided on a first direction side of the tape roll and is positioned on a second direction side of a winding center of the tape roll. A first opening is provided on the second direction side of the first rotation body. An ink ribbon roll is provided on the second direction side of the first opening. A second rotation body is provided on the first direction side and the second direction side of a winding center of the ink ribbon roll. A first regulating part is provided on a fourth direction side of a predetermined path and is positioned on the fourth direction side of a first virtual line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Shimako NAKAI, Khairul Fatasha MOHD, Tsutomu KATO
  • Publication number: 20180015748
    Abstract: A tape includes a release sheet, a main label portion, and a subordinate label portion. The release sheet has an elongated rectangular shape having a length in a first direction greater than a length in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The main label portion is affixed to the release sheet and contains a fold line extending in one of the first direction and the second direction. The subordinate label portion is affixed to the release sheet and is arrayed with the main label portion in one of the first and the second directions. The subordinate label portion is separate from the main label portion, or is integrally connected to the main label portion through a portion having a width smaller than that of the subordinate label portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kato, Shimako Nakai
  • Publication number: 20180015759
    Abstract: A ribbon cassette includes a case, an ink ribbon, a first spool, a second spool, a rotating member, a clutch spring, and an engaging part. The ink ribbon has one end portion wound over the first spool and another end portion connected to the second spool. The rotating member is engaged with a first inner surface of the first spool. The clutch spring includes a coil like annular part attached to the rotating member, and an extension part extending from the annular part. The engaging part is positioned on a locus of rotation of the extension part. The first spool has a protrusion provided at a second inner surface of the first spool. The case-hole is in communication with an interior of the first spool, and has a portion overlapped with an entire circular region surrounded by a path of rotation of the tip end of the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Hisako Tonishi, Tsutomu Kato, Susumu Murata, Akiko Kodama
  • Patent number: 9778603
    Abstract: A transfer device includes an image bearer and a transfer rotator. The transfer device further includes an adjuster including a rotatable cam and an opposed member opposed to the cam. The cam alternately contacts and separates the transfer rotator against and from the image bearer, having a continuous sloped surface with a plurality of positions, each position to contact the opposed member to obtain a different amount of separation between the image bearer and the transfer rotator. The transfer device further includes a controller to control the adjuster to adjust the amount of separation between the transfer rotator and the image bearer according to thickness or type of the recording medium when the recording medium starts to enter the transfer nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kato, Masakazu Imai, Osamu Ichihashi, Katsuhito Haruno, Takahiro Konishi
  • Patent number: 9768012
    Abstract: There is provided a substrate processing method, comprising the steps of: supplying source gas into a processing chamber in which substrates are accommodated; removing the source gas and an intermediate body of the source gas remained in the processing chamber; supplying ozone into the processing chamber in a state of substantially stopping exhaust of an atmosphere in the processing chamber; and removing the ozone and the intermediate body of the ozone remained in the processing chamber; with these steps repeated multiple number of times, to thereby form an oxide film on the surface of the substrates by supplying the source gas and the ozone alternately so as not to be mixed with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Yamazaki, Yuji Takebayashi, Masanori Sakai, Tsutomu Kato
  • Patent number: D833526
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shimako Nakai, Tsutomu Kato