Patents by Inventor Yasuhiro Matsuo

Yasuhiro Matsuo 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: 20210134605
    Abstract: An oxygen concentration is lowered in accordance with a set lowering process, and thereafter a heat treatment is performed. Accordingly, the heat treatment is performed to a substrate W while the oxygen concentration in a heat treating space HS is lowered. Consequently, a treatment atmosphere within the heat treating space is able to be made suitable for a heat treatment process, leading to appropriate film deposition. In addition, the oxygen concentration is lowered in accordance with a concentration level in recipes. This avoids an excessively lowered oxygen concentration, leading to prevention of reduced throughput.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Chisayo NAKAYAMA, Yuji TANAKA, Masahiko HARUMOTO, Masaya ASAI, Yasuhiro FUKUMOTO, Tomohiro MATSUO, Takeharu ISHII
  • Publication number: 20210051266
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus that detects a position of a gazed point in an image based on a line of sight of a user is disclosed. The image capture apparatus also detects at least one characteristic area from the image and sets a determination area to each characteristic area having a size that is greater than or equal to a predetermined lower limit value. Then the image capture apparatus selects the characteristic area corresponding to a determination area including the position of the gazed point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20210036036
    Abstract: An imaging device comprises pixels. The pixel includes first semiconductor regions of a first conductivity type provided in a surface part of a semiconductor substrate and a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type provided in the surface part of the semiconductor substrate between the first semiconductor regions. The pixel includes: a light-receiving unit in which photodiodes each configured between the second semiconductor region and one of the first semiconductor regions; quenching circuits, each connected to a corresponding one of the first semiconductor regions; and a counter unit connected to each of connection nodes between the first semiconductor regions and the quenching circuits and counts a pulse generated in response to a photon being incident on the light-receiving unit. The second semiconductor region is provided across a deeper part of the semiconductor substrate than the first semiconductor regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hirokazu KOBAYASHI, Hisataka HIROSE, Satoshi KUMAKI, Yasuhiro MATSUO
  • Patent number: 10859951
    Abstract: An electrophotographic belt that, despite long-term usage, is not susceptible to unevenness in cleaning by a cleaning blade in a width direction. The electrophotographic belt has an endless shape and has grooves on an outer circumferential surface thereof, the grooves each extending in a circumferential direction of the electrophotographic belt, when equally dividing a groove-formed area of the outer circumferential surface into three areas in a direction orthogonal to the circumferential direction of the electrophotographic belt, and calculating average values of depths of the grooves contained in the three areas respectively to obtain Dm, De1 and De2, where Dm is an average value of depths of the grooves in a central area, De1 and De2 are average values of depths of the grooves contained in both ends areas, Dm, De1 and De2 satisfy equations (1) and (2): Dm<De1??(1) Dm<De2??(2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Matsuo, Kouichi Uchida, Masatsugu Toyonori
  • Publication number: 20200341408
    Abstract: Provided an electrophotographic belt that, despite long-term usage, is not susceptible to unevenness in cleaning by a cleaning blade in a width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Matsuo, Kouichi Uchida, Masatsugu Toyonori
  • Patent number: 10551771
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic belt sustainably excellent in toner removal performance. The electrophotographic belt has an endless shape and has grooves on an outer surface thereof, each of the grooves extending in a circumferential direction and being in non-parallel with the circumferential direction, and the outer surface is composed only of a first region in which the number of the grooves in a direction orthogonal to the circumferential direction is “n” and a second region in which the number of the grooves in the direction orthogonal to the circumferential direction is larger than the “n”, the first region and the second region being arranged alternately in the circumferential direction, and the “n” being an integer of 1 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSKIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kouichi Uchida, Koujirou Izumidate, Noriaki Egawa, Masatsugu Toyonori, Shuji Saito, Yasuhiro Matsuo, Takashi Endo, Kosuke Saito
  • Publication number: 20190324386
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic belt sustainably excellent in toner removal performance. The electrophotographic belt has an endless shape and has grooves on an outer surface thereof, each of the grooves extending in a circumferential direction and being in non-parallel with the circumferential direction, and the outer surface is composed only of a first region in which the number of the grooves in a direction orthogonal to the circumferential direction is “n” and a second region in which the number of the grooves in the direction orthogonal to the circumferential direction is larger than the “n”, the first region and the second region being arranged alternately in the circumferential direction, and the “n” being an integer of 1 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kouichi Uchida, Koujirou Izumidate, Noriaki Egawa, Masatsugu Toyonori, Shuji Saito, Yasuhiro Matsuo, Takashi Endo, Kosuke Saito
  • Publication number: 20190233245
    Abstract: A medium discharge device includes: a discharge unit that discharges a medium; a first medium receiving tray that receives the medium discharged by the discharge unit; and a second medium receiving tray that is provided above the first medium receiving tray in a vertical direction and receives the medium discharged by the discharge unit. The second medium receiving tray is capable of changing a position between an advance position for receiving a medium, which is discharged, by causing at least an upstream zone of the tray including an upstream side end portion in a medium discharge direction to advance to a passing route of the medium from the discharge unit toward the first medium receiving tray and a retraction position to which the upstream zone retracts from the passing route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Toshihiro IMAE, Soichiro KII, Takafumi OGIMURA, Yasuhiro MATSUO
  • Patent number: 9834001
    Abstract: There is provided a recording apparatus including a recording head that can eject an ink onto a sheet, a transport unit that transports the sheet to the recording head, a housing that contains the recording head and the transport unit, a case that is arranged on an outer surface of the housing so that the bottom portion thereof is positioned higher than a bottom surface of the housing, and that serves as a holder which holds an ink container containing an ink, and a supply unit that supplies the ink from the ink container to the recording head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Takaichi Wada, Tetsuya Takamoto, Katsumi Okamoto, Yasuhiro Matsuo, Isao Momose, Yoshisada Aoki, Tomohiro Yasufuku
  • Patent number: 9150023
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head capable of ejecting ink to a sheet; a sheet cassette that holds the sheet; a transport unit that transports the sheet to the recording head; a chassis which contains the recording head and the transport unit and into which the sheet cassette is inserted; an insertion port which is formed in a side surface of the chassis and through which the sheet cassette is inserted; an ink container that contains the ink; a case which is mounted on at least one side surface adjacent to the side surface in which the insertion port of the chassis is formed and accommodates the ink container; and a supply unit (connection tube) that supplies the ink from the ink container to an inside of the chassis. A guard portion with higher rigidity than the case is formed on a lower side of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Okamoto, Yasuhiro Matsuo, Masaki Shimomura, Satoshi Iwaya, Atsushi Takei
  • Publication number: 20150258800
    Abstract: There is provided a recording apparatus including a recording head that can eject an ink onto a sheet, a transport unit that transports the sheet to the recording head, a housing that contains the recording head and the transport unit, a case that is arranged on an outer surface of the housing so that the bottom portion thereof is positioned higher than a bottom surface of the housing, and that serves as a holder which holds an ink container containing an ink, and a supply unit that supplies the ink from the ink container to the recording head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Takaichi WADA, Tetsuya TAKAMOTO, Katsumi OKAMOTO, Yasuhiro MATSUO, Isao MOMOSE, Yoshisada AOKI, Tomohiro YASUFUKU
  • Patent number: 9067419
    Abstract: There is provided a recording apparatus including a recording head that can eject an ink onto a sheet, a transport unit that transports the sheet to the recording head, a housing that contains the recording head and the transport unit, a case that is arranged on an outer surface of the housing so that the bottom portion thereof is positioned higher than a bottom surface of the housing, and that serves as a holder which holds an ink container containing an ink, and a supply unit that supplies the ink from the ink container to the recording head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Takaichi Wada, Tetsuya Takamoto, Katsumi Okamoto, Yasuhiro Matsuo, Isao Momose, Yoshisada Aoki, Tomohiro Yasufuku
  • Publication number: 20150091988
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head capable of ejecting ink to a sheet; a sheet cassette that holds the sheet; a transport unit that transports the sheet to the recording head; a chassis which contains the recording head and the transport unit and into which the sheet cassette is inserted; an insertion port which is formed in a side surface of the chassis and through which the sheet cassette is inserted; an ink container that contains the ink; a case which is mounted on at least one side surface adjacent to the side surface in which the insertion port of the chassis is formed and accommodates the ink container; and a supply unit (connection tube) that supplies the ink from the ink container to an inside of the chassis. A guard portion with higher rigidity than the case is formed on a lower side of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Katsumi OKAMOTO, Yasuhiro MATSUO, Masaki SHIMOMURA, Satoshi IWAYA, Atsushi TAKEI
  • Publication number: 20140362133
    Abstract: There is provided a recording apparatus including a recording head that can eject an ink onto a sheet, a transport unit that transports the sheet to the recording head, a housing that contains the recording head and the transport unit, a case that is arranged on an outer surface of the housing so that the bottom portion thereof is positioned higher than a bottom surface of the housing, and that serves as a holder which holds an ink container containing an ink, and a supply unit that supplies the ink from the ink container to the recording head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Takaichi WADA, Tetsuya TAKAMOTO, Katsumi OKAMOTO, Yasuhiro MATSUO, Isao MOMOSE, Yoshisada AOKI, Tomohiro YASUFUKU
  • Patent number: 8133538
    Abstract: A method of producing a mold having an uneven structure and a mold for an optical element are provided. The method includes forming on a nickel substrate a mixed film using nickel and a material which phase separates from nickel simultaneously, the mixed film including a plurality of cylinders including nickel as a component thereof and a matrix region including the material which phase separates from nickel as a component thereof and surrounding the plurality of cylinders; and removing the matrix portion from the mixed film by etching to give a mold including nickel or a nickel alloy. The uneven structure is disposed in plurality on the substrate, and a pitch of the uneven structure is within a range of 30 nm or more and 500 nm or less and a depth of the uneven structure is within a range of 100 nm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryoko Horie, Yasuhiro Matsuo, Nobuhiro Yasui, Toru Den
  • Patent number: 7953302
    Abstract: Information indicating an area of an image and information indicating attributes of the image have been stored in an IC chip attached to an original paper. When a copying apparatus performs a character recognition process operation with respect to an image displayed on the original paper, the copying apparatus reads the information related to the area of the image and the information related to the attribute of this area from the IC chip attached to this original paper. Then the copying apparatus separates an area where a character is displayed therefrom. The copying apparatus executes the character recognition process operation with respect to the image of the separated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Watanabe, Akihiko Takada, Masayoshi Sakakibara, Hajime Kishimoto, Yasuo Horino, Toshiyuki Yano, Yasuhiro Matsuo
  • Patent number: 7898682
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes one or more print processing sections that execute a printing process of printing an image represented by input printing image data onto a recording medium, and plural data processing sections that execute a generating process of generating the printing image data for inputting to the print processing section based on input data for a print subject. Further, the printing apparatus includes a control unit that inputs in a distributed manner the data for a print subject corresponding to a single printing job to plural data processing sections with the plural data processing sections executing in parallel the generating process for assigned parts of the data for a print subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Matsuo
  • Patent number: 7894745
    Abstract: A holding member is provided in a gap between a plurality of elements of a unit in a non-usage state to maintain a relative position between the plurality of elements, and is removed from the gap to put the unit into a usage state. The holding member includes an attaching portion, a filament, a panel, and a block. The attaching portion is inserted in the gap between the plurality of elements. The attaching portion includes a first parallel portion, a second parallel portion, and a connecting portion to connect one end of the first parallel portion with one end of the second parallel portion. One end of the filament is attached to the attaching portion. The panel is attached to another end of the filament. The block connects another end of the first parallel portion with another end of the second parallel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Emiko Tsudoh, Yasuhiro Matsuo
  • Patent number: 7630093
    Abstract: An UI section receives a printing parameter set by a user. A data reading section reads a printing parameter from an original paper. An image reading section reads an image from the original paper. When an IC chip has been attached to the original paper, a parameter selecting section selects a printing parameter thereof, whereas in other cases, the parameter selecting section selects a printing parameter, which is set by the user. An image processing section and a printing control section execute an image processing operation and a printing operation in accordance with the selected printing parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Watanabe, Akihiko Takada, Masayoshi Sakakibara, Hajime Kishimoto, Yasuo Horino, Toshiyuki Yano, Yasuhiro Matsuo
  • Patent number: 7623260
    Abstract: When two or more sheets of images, which have been read from two or more sheets of originals are printed on a single sheet of first printing paper, original information related to the originals is stored into an IC chip attached to the first printing paper. Thereafter, when a user desires to reproduce the originals by using this first printing paper, the original information stored in the IC chip is read therefrom. Based on the read original information, the images read from the originals are printed respectively in the same sizes as those of the respective originals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Watanabe, Akihiko Takada, Masayoshi Sakakibara, Hajime Kishimoto, Yasuo Horino, Toshiyuki Yano, Yasuhiro Matsuo