Patents by Inventor Tsutomu Nishida

Tsutomu Nishida 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: 10558132
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support and a surface layer, in which the surface layer contains a copolymer of a composition which contains at least a compound represented by the following general formula (1) and a compound represented by the following general formula (2), a content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) in the composition is 25 mass % or more and 70 mass % or less with respect to a total content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and the compound represented by the general formula (2), and the total content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and the compound represented by the general formula (2) is 55 mass % or more with respect to a total mass of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuka Ishiduka, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Kenichi Kaku, Daisuke Miura, Koichi Nakata, Masaki Nonaka, Koji Takahashi, Haruki Mori
  • Patent number: 10558133
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member suppressing potential variation due to repeated use is provided. The electrophotographic photosensitive member is an electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support, a photosensitive layer and a protective layer in this order, wherein the protective layer contains: a resin including a structure represented by a general formula (1) and a structure represented by a general formula (2); and a compound represented by a general formula (3), the molar ratio of the proportion of the structure represented by the general formula (2) to the proportion of the structure represented by the general formula (1) in the resin is 0.0002 to 0.1000 in a molar ratio, and the molar ratio of the content of the compound represented by the general formula (3) to the content of the structure represented by the general formula (1) in the resin in the protective layer is 0.0002 to 0.1000 in a molar ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Nakamura, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Kenichi Kaku, Koichi Nakata, Haruki Mori
  • Patent number: 10539892
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member that is reduced in exposure memory and is excellent in electrical characteristics and durability. The electrophotographic photosensitive member includes in this order: a support; a photosensitive layer; and a protective layer, wherein the protective layer contains a resin having a structure represented by the following general formula (1) and a structure represented by the following general formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nishida, Yuka Ishiduka, Kenichi Kaku, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Atsushi Okuda
  • Publication number: 20200019058
    Abstract: An actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition includes: a resin, in which the actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition has a concentration of a solid content of 10% by mass or more, and in which the resin includes: a repeating unit A which is a repeating unit derived from a monomer allowing a homopolymer formed therefrom to have a glass transition temperature of 50° C. or lower, and a repeating unit B which is a repeating unit having an acid-decomposable group, a content of the repeating unit B is 20% by mole or less with respect to all the repeating units in the resin, and at least one of the repeating unit contained in the resin is a repeating unit having an aromatic ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya HATAKEYAMA, Yasunori YONEKUTA, Tsutomu YOSHIMURA, Kohei HIGASHI, Yoichi NISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190369515
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member that is reduced in exposure memory and is excellent in electrical characteristics and durability. The electrophotographic photosensitive member includes in this order: a support; a photosensitive layer; and a protective layer, wherein the protective layer contains a resin having a structure represented by the following general formula (1) and a structure represented by the following general formula (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nishida, Yuka Ishiduka, Kenichi Kaku, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Atsushi Okuda
  • Publication number: 20190369517
    Abstract: To provide an electrophotographic photosensitive member which does not cause film exfoliation in long-term use. An electrophotographic photosensitive member, having: a support; a layered photosensitive layer; and a protective layer in this order, wherein the protective layer is a single layer, the protective layer includes: at least two specific structures, the two specific structures are included in the protective layer at a mass ratio of 20% or more and 240% or less, and a peak area based on in-plane deformation vibration of terminal olefin (CH2?) of the protective layer and a peak area based on stretching vibration of C?O of acryloyloxy groups, the peak areas being determined by total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy under conditions where an internal reflection element is Ge, and an incidence angle is 45°, have a fixed relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Watanabe, Tsutomu Nishida, Yuka Ishiduka, Atsushi Okuda, Hideharu Shimozawa, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Daisuke Miura
  • Publication number: 20190369511
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support and a surface layer, in which the surface layer contains a copolymer of a composition which contains at least a compound represented by the following general formula (1) and a compound represented by the following general formula (2), a content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) in the composition is 25 mass % or more and 70 mass % or less with respect to a total content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and the compound represented by the general formula (2), and the total content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and the compound represented by the general formula (2) is 55 mass % or more with respect to a total mass of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yuka Ishiduka, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Kenichi Kaku, Daisuke Miura, Koichi Nakata, Masaki Nonaka, Koji Takahashi, Haruki Mori
  • Publication number: 20190369529
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus capable of forming a high quality electrophotographic image. The image forming apparatus includes toner in which an organosilicon polymer is stuck to a toner base at a predetermined sticking ratio, an electrophotographic photoreceptor having a surface layer having a predetermined hardness and a predetermined elastic deformation ratio, and an intermediate transfer body having a surface having a predetermined hardness, and also includes a unit that provides a circumferential velocity difference between the electrophotographic photoreceptor and the intermediate transfer body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yasutaka Yagi, Satoshi Otsuji, Hidekazu Fumita, Masatake Tanaka, Kentaro Yamawaki, Atsushi Okuda, Tsutomu Nishida
  • Publication number: 20190369516
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member suppressing potential variation due to repeated use is provided. The electrophotographic photosensitive member is an electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support, a photosensitive layer and a protective layer in this order, wherein the protective layer contains: a resin including a structure represented by a general formula (1) and a structure represented by a general formula (2); and a compound represented by a general formula (3), the molar ratio of the proportion of the structure represented by the general formula (2) to the proportion of the structure represented by the general formula (1) in the resin is 0.0002 to 0.1000 in a molar ratio, and the molar ratio of the content of the compound represented by the general formula (3) to the content of the structure represented by the general formula (1) in the resin in the protective layer is 0.0002 to 0.1000 in a molar ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Nakamura, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Kenichi Kaku, Koichi Nakata, Haruki Mori
  • Publication number: 20190369514
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrophotographic photosensitive member having a photosensitive layer and a protective layer above a support in this order includes: forming a coating film for a protective layer by coating a coating liquid for the protective layer for forming the protective layer on the photosensitive layer and curing the coating film for the protective layer, in which the coating liquid for the protective layer contains a solvent, a compound represented by a general formula (1), a compound represented by a general formula (2), and a compound represented by a general formula (3) at a specific ratio. In addition, in an electrophotographic photosensitive member having a photosensitive layer and a protective layer above a support in this order, the protective layer is obtained by curing a coating liquid for the protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Watanabe, Tsutomu Nishida, Yuka Ishiduka, Atsushi Okuda, Hideharu Shimozawa, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Koichi Nakata, Haruki Mori, Kenichi Kaku
  • Publication number: 20190369512
    Abstract: Provided is a process cartridge including: an electrophotographic photoreceptor; a charging unit configured to charge the electrophotographic photoreceptor through abutment against the electrophotographic photoreceptor; a developing unit configured to develop an electrostatic latent image formed on the electrophotographic photoreceptor with a toner to form a toner image; and a cleaning unit configured to remove the toner on the electrophotographic photoreceptor by bringing a blade into abutment against the electrophotographic photoreceptor, wherein the toner includes a toner base containing a coloring agent and a binder resin, and has a surface layer containing an organosilicon polymer having a specific sticking ratio to a toner base, and wherein the electrophotographic photoreceptor includes a supporting member and a surface layer, and the surface layer has a specific universal hardness value and a specific elastic deformation ratio (We).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi Okuda, Tsutomu Nishida, Yuka Ishiduka, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Satoshi Otsuji, Kentaro Yamawaki, Daisuke Miura
  • Publication number: 20190283167
    Abstract: In a method for detecting a deviation in arc-tracking welding, a deviation between a welding line and an actual welding position is detected in arc-tracking welding for performing welding tracking the welding line while performing a weaving operation of swinging a welding torch with respect to a welding direction. The method includes fitting a waveform expressed by a function repeated periodically in a period equal to a weaving period to a waveform of a welding current or a welding voltage and detecting a deviation in arc-tracking welding based on a fitted waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Tsutomu ONE, Yoshiharu NISHIDA, Atsushi FUKUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10416581
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member with suppressed potential variation even in the case that a protective layer including a cured material of a composition having a polymerizable functional group is used is provided. An electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support, a charge generation layer, a charge transport layer containing a charge transporting material, and a protective layer, in the order presented, wherein the charge transport layer contains a polycarbonate resin having a structure selected from a group A and a structure selected from a group B, and the protective layer includes a cured material of a composition containing a compound having at least a functional group selected from chain-polymerizable functional groups and sequential polymerizable functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yota Ito, Tsutomu Nishida, Shoma Hinata, Tatsuya Yamaai, Akira Sakakibara, Daisuke Miura
  • Publication number: 20190270158
    Abstract: An arc welding display device is included in a welding apparatus having a weaving function of swinging a torch with respect to a welding direction. The arc welding display device displays, on a screen, at least one of a welding current and a welding voltage during the arc welding with a range sectioned by each fixed period including at least one weaving period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Tsutomu ONE, Yoshiharu NISHIDA, Atsushi FUKUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10401746
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support member, a charge generating layer containing a phthalocyanine pigment as a charge generating material, a charge transport layer containing a charge transporting material in this order. The charge generating layer has a thickness of less than 200 nm, and the phthalocyanine pigment includes phthalocyanine crystalline particles having a particle size distribution and satisfies a requirement that the volume average of the products of ?i and ?i is 0.31 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kaname Watariguchi, Shoma Hinata, Kazuko Araki, Tsutomu Nishida, Jumpei Kuno, Masataka Kawahara, Yuto Ito, Isao Kawata
  • Publication number: 20190265601
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrophotographic photosensitive member sequentially including: a support; a photosensitive layer; and a protection layer formed on the support, wherein the protection layer has a triarylamine structure and a specific cyclic structure, and a specific A-value obtained by measurement using total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is 0.010 or more and 0.050 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa
  • Publication number: 20190265602
    Abstract: Provided is an image-forming apparatus including: an electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support, a photosensitive layer, and a protective layer in the stated order; a charging unit; an exposing unit; a developing unit; a transferring unit; and a cleaning unit configured to clean off the toner, which remains on the electrophotographic photosensitive member after the transfer of the toner image from the electrophotographic photosensitive member by the transferring unit, with a cleaning blade, wherein the electrophotographic photosensitive member includes, on a surface thereof, a fatty acid metal salt-supplying unit configured to supply a fatty acid metal salt having 16 or more and 18 or less carbon atoms, and wherein the protective layer has a triphenylamine structure, one of an acryloyloxy group and a methacryloyloxy group, and a specific structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Nakamura, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa
  • Publication number: 20190265603
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member having a protective layer wherein the density unevenness among output images is reduced with abrasion resistance maintained is provided. The present invention is an electrophotographic photosensitive member having a support, a photosensitive layer and a protective layer in this order, wherein the protective layer has a triarylamine structure and a cyclic structure represented by the formula (1) or (2): and an A value expressed by expression (4), A=S1/S2, wherein, in expression (4), S1 is a peak area based on in-plane deformation vibration of terminal olefin (CH2?), and S2 is a peak area based on stretching vibration of C?O among peak areas of a spectrum obtained by measuring a surface of the protective layer by total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy using Ge as an internal reflection element and using a measurement condition of 45° as an incidence angle is from 0.065 to 0.100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Hideharu Shimozawa, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190121251
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support, a charge generating layer containing a charge generation material, and a charge transporting layer containing a charge transport material in this order, the charge transporting layer serving as a surface layer. The charge transporting layer contains a polycarbonate resin having a particular structural unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nishida, Akira Sakakibara, Daisuke Miura, Yota Ito, Shoma Hinata, Tatsuya Yamaai, Nobuo Kosaka
  • Patent number: 10209637
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support, a charge generating layer containing a charge generation material, and a charge transporting layer containing a charge transport material in this order, the charge transporting layer serving as a surface layer. The charge transporting layer contains a polycarbonate resin having a particular structural unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nishida, Akira Sakakibara, Daisuke Miura, Yota Ito, Shoma Hinata, Tatsuya Yamaai, Nobuo Kosaka