Patents by Inventor Yasuhiro Sugimoto

Yasuhiro Sugimoto 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: 10890869
    Abstract: An electrophotographic fixing member having an elastic layer that is high in thermal conductivity in the thickness direction, resists causing fracture or plastic deformation even by repeated compression in a high temperature state, and is low in hardness. The electrophotographic fixing member has a substrate, and an elastic layer provided on the substrate, wherein the elastic layer contains a filler containing an inorganic oxide and is provided on an outer circumference of the substrate, wherein (1) in a binarized image on a first cross-section in a thickness-circumferential direction of the elastic layer and a binarized image on a second cross-section in a thickness-axial direction of the elastic layer, 1.0?(A/B)?2.0 and 0.40?(A+B)?0.50 are satisfied; and (2) 50°??Ave?90° is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Miyahara, Naoki Akiyama, Hiroto Sugimoto, Hiroki Muramatsu, Akeshi Asaka, Noriaki Kobayashi, Matsutaka Maeda, Yuji Kitano
  • Patent number: 10859955
    Abstract: An image heating member for heating an image formed on a recording material includes a base material, an elastic layer which contains a thermally conductive filler of 5 ?m or more in average diameter and which is provided on the base material, and a parting layer which is provided on the elastic layer so as to contact the elastic layer and which is formed of a fluorine-containing resin tube provided on the elastic layer. The fluorine-containing resin tube has 3% or more in heat contraction rate with respect to a widthwise direction of the image heating member before and after the fluorine-containing resin tube is heated and left standing in an oven at 200° C. for 30 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akeshi Asaka, Naoki Akiyama, Hiroto Sugimoto, Hiroki Muramatsu, Yasuhiro Miyahara, Noriaki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200371460
    Abstract: An electrophotographic fixing member having an elastic layer that is high in thermal conductivity in the thickness direction, resists causing fracture or plastic deformation even by repeated compression in a high temperature state, and is low in hardness. The electrophotographic fixing member has a substrate, and an elastic layer provided on the substrate, wherein the elastic layer contains a filler containing an inorganic oxide and is provided on an outer circumference of the substrate, wherein (1) in a binarized image on a first cross-section in a thickness-circumferential direction of the elastic layer and a binarized image on a second cross-section in a thickness-axial direction of the elastic layer, 1.0?(A/B)?2.0 and 0.40?(A+B)?0.50 are satisfied; and (2) 50°??Ave?90° is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Miyahara, Naoki Akiyama, Hiroto Sugimoto, Hiroki Muramatsu, Akeshi Asaka, Noriaki Kobayashi, Matsutaka Maeda, Yuji Kitano
  • Publication number: 20200316997
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an inner liner of a pneumatic tire having high adhesiveness to an adjacent rubber member, which is an inner liner (100) of a pneumatic tire including a film layer (10) having at least a gas barrier layer (11) and an adhesion layer (20) disposed on at least one side of the film layer (10), where the gas barrier layer (11) contains at least a thermoplastic resin, the adhesion layer (20) contains at least a polystyrene-based thermoplastic elastomer, and the polystyrene-based thermoplastic elastomer has a styrene content of 40 mass % to 55 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro KAYASHIMA, Hiroyuki YOKOKURA, Toshikazu SUGIMOTO, Yasuhiro NONAKA, Makoto SUZUKI, Nahoto HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10760322
    Abstract: In a state that an engine is started up by using a mobile device from outside a vehicle, a power mode changeover switch is switched from a fixed contact OFF to a fixed contact START while avoiding a fixed contact ACC and a fixed contact ON, and the power mode changeover switch is maintained at the fixed contact START even after the engine is placed in an operation state. When an electric power is not supplied through the fixed contact ACC, a detection unit places itself in a state in which a detection operation is possible, and when the electric power is supplied, the detection unit places itself in a detection operation prohibition state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Patent number: 10738527
    Abstract: A vehicle door opening/closing device includes a front door configured to open and close a front left opening of a vehicle body, a rear sliding door configured to open and close a rear left opening of the vehicle body, a vehicle door opening/closing device main body configured to automatically open and close the rear sliding door, a detection unit configured to detect the presence of the left foot of a user, and a control unit (detection ECU, door lock ECU, sliding door driving ECU). If the front door is in an opened state at the time when the detection unit detects the presence of the left foot, the control unit does not put the rear sliding door into a closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20200220008
    Abstract: A semiconductor device including a semiconductor element is provided. The semiconductor element includes a saturation current suppression layer formed above a drift layer and including electric field block layers arranged in a stripe manner and JFET portions arranged in a stripe manner. The electric field block layers and the JFET portions are alternately arranged. The semiconductor element includes trench gate structures. A longer direction of the trench gate structure intersects with a longer direction of the electric field block layer and a longer direction of JFET portion. The JFET portion includes a first layer having a first conductivity type impurity concentration larger than the drift layer and a second layer formed above the first layer and having a first conductivity type impurity concentration smaller than the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yuichi TAKEUCHI, Yasuhiro EBIHARA, Masahiro SUGIMOTO, Yusuke YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200209793
    Abstract: An image heating member for heating an image formed on a recording material includes a base material, an elastic layer which contains a thermally conductive filler of 5 ?m or more in average diameter and which is provided on the base material, and a parting layer which is provided on the elastic layer so as to contact the elastic layer and which is formed of a fluorine-containing resin tube provided on the elastic layer. The fluorine-containing resin tube has 3% or more in heat contraction rate with respect to a widthwise direction of the image heating member before and after the fluorine-containing resin tube is heated and left standing in an oven at 200° C. for 30 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Akeshi Asaka, Naoki Akiyama, Hiroto Sugimoto, Hiroki Muramatsu, Yasuhiro Miyahara, Noriaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10690758
    Abstract: A structure for attaching an ultrasound sensor to a side portion of a vehicle includes a bracket via which the ultrasound sensor is attached to face the ground under the floor of the vehicle and to be inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to the horizontal plane such that water drops adhering to the ultrasound sensor flow downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana, Yangjian Li, Takuya Tamura, Qi Chen, Kai-Wei Yeh, Cheng-Hung Tsai, Yu-Ming Lee
  • Publication number: 20200024886
    Abstract: A door opening/closing device drives a slide door to a locked state under authentication communication between an authentication ECU of a vehicle side and a mobile device, when the slide door is in a closed and unlocked state and the presence of a user is detected by a detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20200019100
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus includes an endless belt, and a pressing member including a base body and an elastic layer formed on the base body. A plurality of pore portions connected to each other are provided in the elastic layer. In a case where a binary image is generated from a three-dimensional image of the elastic layer, a threshold value X ?m corresponding to opening processing with which a number of pores derived from the pore portions takes a maximum value is obtained, and then pores derived from the pore portions in the elastic layer are extracted by performing opening processing with a threshold value of 2X ?m, an average value of angles ? is 120° or larger and smaller than 150°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Akeshi Asaka, Naoki Akiyama, Hiroto Sugimoto, Hiroki Muramatsu, Yasuhiro Miyahara, Noriaki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190265341
    Abstract: A structure for attaching an ultrasound sensor to a side portion of a vehicle includes a bracket via which the ultrasound sensor is attached to face the ground under the floor of the vehicle and to be inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to the horizontal plane such that water drops adhering to the ultrasound sensor flow downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicants: Honda Access Corp., Honda Access Taiwan Co., Ltd., Whetron Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tamura, Ryoichi Enoki, Shoji Yokoyama, Jun Sugimoto, Tatsuya Tachibana, Yangjian Li, Takuya Tamura, Qi Chen, Kai-Wei Yeh, Cheng-Hung Tsai, Yu-Ming Lee
  • Publication number: 20180012763
    Abstract: Provided is a doping method for doping by injecting a dopant into a processing target substrate. According to this doping method, a value of bias electric power supplied during a plasma doping processing is set to a predetermined value on premise of a washing processing to be performed after a plasma doping, and plasma is generated within a processing vessel using microwaves so as to perform the plasma doping processing on the processing target substrate hold on a holding pedestal in the processing vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirokazu UEDA, Masahiro OKA, Yuuki KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160351398
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a semiconductor element by implanting a dopant to a substrate to be processed. High frequency plasma is generated within a processing container by using microwaves. By using the generated high frequency plasma, a plasma doping treatment is performed on a germanium-containing to-be-processed substrate which is held on a holding table within the processing container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirokazu UEDA, Hidenori MIYOSHI, Masahiro OKA, Genji NAKAMURA, Yuki KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9472404
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plasma doping apparatus and a plasma doping method for performing a doping on a processing target substrate by implanting dopant ions into the processing target substrate. The plasma doping method includes a plasma doping processing performed on the processing target substrate held on a holding unit within a processing container by generating plasma using a microwave. The plasma doping method also includes an annealing processing which is performed on the processing target substrate which has been subjected to the plasma doping processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ueda, Masahiro Oka, Yasuhiro Sugimoto, Masahiro Horigome, Yuuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20160189963
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of performing doping by implanting a dopant to a processing target substrate. First, in an oxide film forming step, an oxide film is formed on the processing target substrate prior to performing a doping treatment. In addition, after the oxide film is formed on the processing target substrate, a plasma doping treatment is performed from a top of the oxide film after the oxide film forming step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirokazu UEDA, Masahiro OKA, Yuuki KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150187582
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plasma doping apparatus and a plasma doping method for performing a doping on a processing target substrate by implanting dopant ions into the processing target substrate. The plasma doping method includes a plasma doping processing performed on the processing target substrate held on a holding unit within a processing container by generating plasma using a microwave. The plasma doping method also includes an annealing processing which is performed on the processing target substrate which has been subjected to the plasma doping processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirokazu UEDA, Masahiro OKA, Yasuhiro SUGIMOTO, Masahiro HORIGOME, Yuuki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 7954479
    Abstract: A fuel supply device for a gas engine is provided that includes a vaporizer, a primary regulator, a fuel changeover valve, a second inlet passage to which is introduced a second fuel fed out from a second fuel source, and a common outlet passage and can selectively connect the first and second inlet passages to the outlet passage, a common secondary regulator that regulates the pressure of the first fuel or second fuel so that it is at substantially atmospheric pressure and supplies it to a mixer, and a cutoff valve that opens/closes a fuel passage between the fuel changeover valve and the secondary regulator in response to operation/stopping of a gas engine, the vaporizer, the primary regulator, the fuel changeover valve, the cutoff valve, and the secondary regulator being integrally connected to each other to form a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kojima, Masanori Fujinuma, Yasuhiro Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 7889509
    Abstract: A circuit board (10, 10?, 10??) comprising: a board core (11) having a main core surface (12) and a rear core surface (13); a ceramic capacitor (101, 101?, 101?, 101??, 101??, 101???, 101???) having a main capacitor surface (102) and a rear capacitor surface (103), having a structure in which a first inner electrode layer (141) and a second inner electrode layer (142) are alternately stacked with a ceramic dielectric layer (105) interposed therebetween, and having a plurality of capacitor function units (107, 108) being electrically independent from each other, the ceramic capacitor (101, 101?, 101?, 101??, 101??, 101???, 101???) being buried in the board core (11) in a state where the main core surface (12) and the main capacitor surface (102) are directed in a same direction; and a buildup layer (31) having a structure in which an interlayer insulating layer (33, 35) and a conductor layer (42) are alternately stacked on the main core surface (12) and the main capacitor surface (102) and having a semiconduct
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Urashima, Shinji Yuri, Manabu Sato, Yasuhiro Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 7808799
    Abstract: A wiring board having an excellent electrical property and reliability or the like. The wiring board includes a core board, a capacitor and a resin filler. The core board includes an accommodation hole therein and a core board main surface side conductor disposed on the core main surface thereof. A capacitor main surface side electrode is disposed on a capacitor main surface of the capacitor. A gap between the capacitor accommodated in the accommodation hole and the core board is filled with the resin filler so that the capacitor is fixed to the core board. Further, the resin filler has a main surface side wiring forming portion on which a main surface side connecting conductor, which is connected to an end portion of a via conductor, is disposed so as to connect the core board main surface side conductor to the capacitor main surface side electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadahiko Kawabe, Masao Kuroda, Yasuhiro Sugimoto, Hajime Saiki, Shinji Yuri, Makoto Origuchi