Patents by Inventor Tsuyoshi Muto

Tsuyoshi Muto 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: 20210098672
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoelectric conversion module that improves the solderability between a thermoelectric element layer containing a resin and a solder layer. The thermoelectric conversion module includes a first substrate having a first electrode, a second substrate having a second electrode, a thermoelectric element layer, a solder-receiving layer that directly bonds to the thermoelectric element layer, and a solder layer, wherein the first electrode of the first substrate and the second electrode of the second substrate face each other, and wherein the thermoelectric element layer is formed of a thin film of a thermoelectric semiconductor composition containing a resin, and the solder-receiving layer contains a metal material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihisa KATO, Tsuyoshi MUTO, Yuma KATSUTA
  • Publication number: 20210036203
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoelectric conversion device layer having excellent durability and a method of producing the same. Specifically, the present invention provides a thermoelectric conversion device layer including a thermoelectric conversion module including, on one face of a film substrate, a thermoelectric element layer in which a P-type thermoelectric element layer and an N-type thermoelectric element layer are alternately arranged to be adjacent to each other in the in-plane direction and disposed in series; and further a sealing layer on the face side of the thermoelectric element layer, wherein the sealing layer has a water vapor transmission rate at 40° C. and 90% RH, as prescribed in JIS K7129:2008, of 1,000 g·m?2·day?1 or less; and a method of producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru MORITA, Kunihisa KATO, Tsuyoshi MUTO
  • Publication number: 20210036202
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a thermoelectric conversion module capable of maintaining a thermoelectric performance and revealing excellent insulation properties and a method of producing the same. Provided are a thermoelectric conversion module including a heat dissipation layer via an insulating layer on at least one face of a thermoelectric element layer being one in which a p-type thermoelectric element layer and an n-type thermoelectric element layer are alternately arranged to be adjacent to each other in the in-plane direction and disposed in series, wherein the insulating layer has an elastic modulus at 23° C. of 0.1 to 500 GPa, and a method of producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: LINTEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke HARA, Wataru MORITA, Kunihisa KATO, Tsuyoshi MUTO
  • Publication number: 20200144471
    Abstract: Provided are an electrode material for thermoelectric conversion modules capable of preventing cracking and peeling of electrodes that may occur at the bonding parts of a thermoelectric element and an electrode under high-temperature conditions to thereby maintain a low resistance at the bonding parts, and a thermoelectric conversion module using the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihisa KATO, Wataru MORITA, Tsuyoshi MUTO, Yuma KATSUTA
  • Publication number: 20190260897
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a conveying unit configured to convey a document, a reading unit configured to read an image on the conveyed document, a measurement unit configured to measure a distance from an upper portion of a sheet feeding port for the document to an upper surface of the document, and a control unit configured to, according to the distance measured by the measurement unit, suspend the conveyance of the document by the conveying unit. According to a user operation for reading again the document of which the reading is suspended by the control unit, the conveying unit conveys the document and the reading unit reads the image on the document, and while the document of which the conveyance is suspended is conveyed again, the control unit does not suspend the conveyance of the document based on the distance measured by the measurement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Patent number: 10291804
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a conveying unit configured to convey a document, a reading unit configured to read an image on the conveyed document, a measurement unit configured to measure a distance from an upper portion of a sheet feeding port for the document to an upper surface of the document, and a control unit configured to, according to the distance measured by the measurement unit, suspend the conveyance of the document by the conveying unit. According to a user operation for reading again the document of which the reading is suspended by the control unit, the conveying unit conveys the document and the reading unit reads the image on the document, and while the document of which the conveyance is suspended is conveyed again, the control unit does not suspend the conveyance of the document based on the distance measured by the measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Publication number: 20180152575
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a conveying unit configured to convey a document, a reading unit configured to read an image on the conveyed document, a measurement unit configured to measure a distance from an upper portion of a sheet feeding port for the document to an upper surface of the document, and a control unit configured to, according to the distance measured by the measurement unit, suspend the conveyance of the document by the conveying unit. According to a user operation for reading again the document of which the reading is suspended by the control unit, the conveying unit conveys the document and the reading unit reads the image on the document, and while the document of which the conveyance is suspended is conveyed again, the control unit does not suspend the conveyance of the document based on the distance measured by the measurement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Patent number: 9950438
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes, a punch unit configured to perform punching processing on a sheet conveyed from one of a plurality of sheet storing units capable of storing a sheet or a pre-punched sheet, an input unit configured to input a number of holes punched in the pre-punched sheet stored in one of the sheet storing units, an acquisition unit configured to acquire a number of holes that can be punched by the punch unit, a determination unit configured to determine whether the input number of holes coincides with the acquired number of holes that can be punched, and a control unit configured to display a predetermined warning in a case where the determination unit determines that the input number of holes does not coincide with the acquired number of holes that can be punched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Patent number: 9936090
    Abstract: One or more printing apparatuses, one or more control methods for same and one or more storage mediums are provided herein. A control method in or for a printing apparatus according to at least one embodiment includes reading an image of an original document and generating image data, storing the generated image data in a storing unit (e.g., of the printing apparatus), reading out the image data stored in the storing unit and printing the image on a sheet on the basis of the image data, and controlling the printing apparatus in a manner that: (i) the reading of the image is started before a storage area for storing the image data generated by the reading is secured by the storing unit, and (ii) the image data generated by the reading is stored in the storing unit after the storage area is secured by the storing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Patent number: 9555994
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus controls feeding of a paper to an image forming unit and re-feeding of a paper to the image forming unit by a re-feeding unit that re-feeds the paper held by a double-sided paper feed path. The apparatus changes a print setting of a paper that is the single-sided printing into a forcible double-sided printing that uses the double-sided paper feed path, if a paper whose print setting is double-sided printing and a paper whose print setting is single-sided printing are mixed in a print job, and if there is no paper held in the double-sided paper feed path and the print setting of a paper to be fed is the forcible double-sided printing, the apparatus changes the print setting of the paper to be fed into single-sided printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Publication number: 20160252867
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus controls feeding of a paper to an image forming unit and re-feeding of a paper to the image forming unit by a re-feeding unit that re-feeds the paper held by a double-sided paper feed path. The apparatus changes a print setting of a paper that is the single-sided printing into a forcible double-sided printing that uses the double-sided paper feed path, if a paper whose print setting is double-sided printing and a paper whose print setting is single-sided printing are mixed in a print job, and if there is no paper held in the double-sided paper feed path and the print setting of a paper to be fed is the forcible double-sided printing, the apparatus changes the print setting of the paper to be fed into single-sided printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Patent number: 9401490
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transparent conductive film which is low in terms of surface resistivity and high in terms of transparency. The transparent conductive film according to the present invention includes an adhesive conductive layer in openings of a conductive metal mesh layer provided on at least one surface of a transparent base material, wherein the conductive layer is composed of a conductive adhesive composition containing (A) a water-soluble vinyl polymer, (B) an organic additive, and (C) a conductive organic polymer compound, the organic additive (B) is at least one member selected among water-soluble polyhydric alcohols, water-soluble pyrrolidones, and hydrophilic aprotic solvents, and the conductive organic polymer compound (C) is at least one member selected among polyanilines, polypyrroles, polythiophenes, and derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihisa Kato, Tsuyoshi Muto, Kazue Uemura, Emi Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20160062712
    Abstract: One or more printing apparatuses, one or more control methods for same and one or more storage mediums are provided herein. A control method in or for a printing apparatus according to at least one embodiment includes reading an image of an original document and generating image data, storing the generated image data in a storing unit (e.g., of the printing apparatus), reading out the image data stored in the storing unit and printing the image on a sheet on the basis of the image data, and controlling the printing apparatus in a manner that: (i) the reading of the image is started before a storage area for storing the image data generated by the reading is secured by the storing unit, and (ii) the image data generated by the reading is stored in the storing unit after the storage area is secured by the storing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Patent number: 9247092
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus has a timer transmission function to execute a transmission job for transmitting image data to another apparatus at a designated transmission time of day. The image processing apparatus comprises a setting unit configured to set a restraint period of time indicating a period of time that the execution of the transmission job has to be restrained based on charge information for respective periods of time including unit prices of electricity charges for respective periods of time; and a reservation unit configured to present the restraint period of time, accept the designation of the transmission time of day, and store the designated transmission time of day as reservation information in a storage unit; and a notifying unit configured to perform notification to a user in a case where the designated transmission time of day is included in the restraint period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Patent number: 9159940
    Abstract: An electronic device having, arranged in the following order, a cathodic layer, a conductive layer, a photoelectric conversion layer, and an anodic layer. The conductive layer contains a conductive adhesive composition which contains: (A) a water-soluble polyvinyl polymer, (B) an organic additive, and (C) a conductive organic polymer compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihisa Kato, Tsuyoshi Muto, Emi Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20150130124
    Abstract: A presence/absence of paper on first and second stacking units, which are each capable of stacking a predetermined size of paper, is detected by first and second detection units. And in a case where a determination is performed as to whether or not paper of a size larger than the predetermined size is stacked astride the first and second stacking units and it is determined that a large size paper is stacked, a paper remaining amount is displayed based on the detection of either the first or second detection unit, and in a case where it is determined that a large size paper is not stacked, paper remaining amounts are displayed based on the detection of the first and second detection units respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Publication number: 20150105897
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes, a punch unit configured to perform punching processing on a sheet conveyed from one of a plurality of sheet storing units capable of storing a sheet or a pre-punched sheet, an input unit configured to input a number of holes punched in the pre-punched sheet stored in one of the sheet storing units, an acquisition unit configured to acquire a number of holes that can be punched by the punch unit, a determination unit configured to determine whether the input number of holes coincides with the acquired number of holes that can be punched, and a control unit configured to display a predetermined warning in a case where the determination unit determines that the input number of holes does not coincide with the acquired number of holes that can be punched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Publication number: 20140368872
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus has a timer transmission function to execute a transmission job for transmitting image data to another apparatus at a designated transmission time of day. The image processing apparatus comprises a setting unit configured to set a restraint period of time indicating a period of time that the execution of the transmission job has to be restrained based on charge information for respective periods of time including unit prices of electricity charges for respective periods of time; and a reservation unit configured to present the restraint period of time, accept the designation of the transmission time of day, and store the designated transmission time of day as reservation information in a storage unit; and a notifying unit configured to perform notification to a user in a case where the designated transmission time of day is included in the restraint period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Patent number: 8846660
    Abstract: A compound having a 7-membered nitrogen-containing ring skeleton represented by the formula (I), which is useful for the prevention or treatment of diseases, in which chymase is involved and a pharmaceutical containing the same for the prevention or treatment of a disease, in which chymase is involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Muto, Taisaku Tanaka, Junko Futamura, Seiichi Imajo, Hajime Sugawara
  • Patent number: 8797567
    Abstract: The execution of an image processing job is limited using a printing amount by an image processing job that has already been executed and a printing amount that is scheduled to be printed by an image processing job that has already been transmitted but not yet executed. To accomplish this, a multi-function peripheral manages a first printing amount that has already been printed by a executed print job and a second printing amount that is scheduled to be printed by a print job that has been transmitted from the multi-function peripheral to a printer and that has not yet been executed in association with a user ID, and determines, before transmitting the print job, whether or not the total of a third printing amount that is scheduled to be printed by the print job, the first printing amount and the second printing amount exceeds an upper limit amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Muto