Patents by Inventor Yasutomo Saito

Yasutomo Saito 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: 11472958
    Abstract: A powder for solid freeform fabrication includes a first resin particle and a second resin particle, wherein MFR2 is greater than MFR1 and a ratio of MFR2 to MFR1 is from 2 to 5, where MFR1 represents a melt mass-flow rate (MFR) of the first resin particle and MFR2 represents a melt mass-flow rate of the second resin particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Naruse, Akira Saito, Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Toshiyuki Mutoh, Yasutomo Aman, Kiichi Kamoda, Sohichiroh Iida, Shinzo Higuchi, Toshiyuki Iseki
  • Patent number: 11458676
    Abstract: A resin powder contains a resin contains columnar particles, wherein the proportion of the columnar particles having a ratio (L/W) of less than 1 is 50 percent by volume or more in the total volume of the resin powder, where W represents the width in the radial direction of the columnar particles and L represents the length in the axis direction of the columnar particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kiichi Kamoda, Akira Saito, Yasutomo Aman, Hitoshi Iwatsuki
  • Patent number: 10755442
    Abstract: An oil leakage detector of the present invention includes an image processing unit wherein the image processing unit calculates the values of saturation and intensity of each pixel in the color image of the object after an ultra-violet light is irradiated thereon, draws an intensity-saturation characteristic line of the saturation expressed in an X-axis and the intensity expressed in a Y-axis, sets an upper limit and a lower limit of intensity of each saturation as a threshold value based on an area without oil adhesion on the surface of the object, and determines, in the intensity-saturation characteristic line, an area corresponding to a pixel group where the intensity exceeds the threshold value of the upper limit and a pixel group where the intensity falls below the threshold value of the lower limit, to be an oil leakage adhered area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Lu, Satoshi Ichimura, Tomohiro Moriyama, Jun Nukaga, Toshiaki Rokunohe, Akira Yamagishi, Yasutomo Saito
  • Patent number: 10563109
    Abstract: Provided by the present invention is an additive for a slurry being capable of inhibiting viscosity elevation and dehydration at high temperatures at low cost, through use for a slurry for civil engineering and construction (for example, a drilling mud and a drilling cement slurry for use in well drilling. etc.), and the like. A powdery additive for a slurry, the powdery additive containing a vinyl alcohol polymer, which has: a solubility of 25% or less when immersed in hot water at 60° C. for 3 hours; a degree of saponification of at least 99.5 mol %; an average degree of polymerization of at least 1,500 and 4,500 or less; and the amount of 1,2-glycol linkage of 1.8 mol % or less, the powdery additive being capable of passing through a sieve having a nominal mesh opening size of 1.00 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Kumaki, Yasutomo Saito
  • Patent number: 10234355
    Abstract: A leakage oil detection system includes a measurement device including a light source that causes a measured object which includes a leakage oil attachment part to be irradiated with ultraviolet rays, and an imaging device that detects fluorescence emitted from the leakage oil attachment part which is irradiated with the ultraviolet rays, and performs imaging on the measured object; and an analysis device that includes a driving control unit that controls operations of the light source and the imaging device, a recording unit that records an imaged image of the measured object which is imaged by the imaging device, and an image processing unit that calls the imaged image which is recorded in the recording unit and performs an image process to detect leakage oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Lu, Satoshi Ichimura, Tomohiro Moriyama, Jun Nukaga, Akira Yamagishi, Yasutomo Saito
  • Patent number: 10118978
    Abstract: Provided by the present invention is a vinyl alcohol polymer crosslinked by a structure represented by the following formula (1) and/or a disulfide structure, in which the vinyl alcohol polymer is not completely dissolved in a mixture prepared by: adding the vinyl alcohol polymer to water so as to give a concentration of 4% by mass; and stirring at 95° C. for 3 hrs. in the formula (1), R1, R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon group having 8 or less carbon atoms. Also provided include an additive for a drilling mud containing the vinyl alcohol polymer, a drilling mud containing the vinyl alcohol polymer as an additive, an additive for a drilling cement slurry containing the vinyl alcohol polymer, and a drilling cement slurry containing the vinyl alcohol polymer as an additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Kumaki, Yasutomo Saito
  • Patent number: 10113933
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting leakage oil with a high degree of accuracy while avoiding the complexity of the system and the influence of noise light comprise: ultraviolet light sources arranged to irradiate an oil-filled device from a plurality of different incidence angles, and are switched on and off at the respective incidence angles in sequence, and include a wavelength exciting oil; an imaging device to photograph the oil-filled device irradiated with ultraviolet light emitted from the ultraviolet light sources when the ultraviolet light sources are switched on; a recorder to record respective images photographed by the imaging device; and a display to display the respective images. The respective images are compared, a site where a light emitting position does not change always is judged as a leakage oil site, and a site emitting light or not emitting light occasionally is judged as a noise light site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Lu, Toshiaki Rokunohe, Tomohiro Moriyama, Jun Nukaga, Akira Yamagishi, Yasutomo Saito
  • Publication number: 20180137652
    Abstract: An oil leakage detector of the present invention includes an image processing unit wherein the image processing unit calculates the values of saturation and intensity of each pixel in the color image of the object after an ultra-violet light is irradiated thereon, draws an intensity-saturation characteristic line of the saturation expressed in an X-axis and the intensity expressed in a Y-axis, sets an upper limit and a lower limit of intensity of each saturation as a threshold value based on an area without oil adhesion on the surface of the object, and determines, in the intensity-saturation characteristic line, an area corresponding to a pixel group where the intensity exceeds the threshold value of the upper limit and a pixel group where the intensity falls below the threshold value of the lower limit, to be an oil leakage adhered area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Li LU, Satoshi ICHIMURA, Tomohiro MORIYAMA, Jun NUKAGA, Toshiaki ROKUNOHE, Akira YAMAGISHI, Yasutomo SAITO
  • Patent number: 9898830
    Abstract: An oil leakage detector of the present invention includes an image processing unit wherein the image processing unit calculates the values of saturation and intensity of each pixel in the color image of the object after an ultra-violet light is irradiated thereon, draws an intensity-saturation characteristic line of the saturation expressed in an X-axis and the intensity expressed in a Y-axis, sets an upper limit and a lower limit of intensity of each saturation as a threshold value based on an area without oil adhesion on the surface of the object, and determines, in the intensity-saturation characteristic line, an area corresponding to a pixel group where the intensity exceeds the threshold value of the upper limit and a pixel group where the intensity falls below the threshold value of the lower limit, to be an oil leakage adhered area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Lu, Satoshi Ichimura, Tomohiro Moriyama, Jun Nukaga, Toshiaki Rokunohe, Akira Yamagishi, Yasutomo Saito
  • Publication number: 20170234762
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting leakage oil with a high degree of accuracy while avoiding the complexity of the system and the influence of noise light comprise: ultraviolet light sources arranged to irradiate an oil-filled device from a plurality of different incidence angles, and are switched on and off at the respective incidence angles in sequence, and include a wavelength exciting oil; an imaging device to photograph the oil-filled device irradiated with ultraviolet light emitted from the ultraviolet light sources when the ultraviolet light sources are switched on; a recorder to record respective images photographed by the imaging device; and a display to display the respective images. The respective images are compared, a site where a light emitting position does not change always is judged as a leakage oil site, and a site emitting light or not emitting light occasionally is judged as a noise light site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Li LU, Toshiaki ROKUNOHE, Tomohiro MORIYAMA, Jun NUKAGA, Akira YAMAGISHI, Yasutomo SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170174971
    Abstract: Provided by the present invention is an additive for a slurry being capable of inhibiting viscosity elevation and dehydration at high temperatures at low cost, through use for a slurry for civil engineering and construction (for example, a drilling mud and a drilling cement slurry for use in well drilling. etc.), and the like. A powdery additive for a slurry, the powdery additive containing a vinyl alcohol polymer, which has: a solubility of 25% or less when immersed in hot water at 60° C. for 3 hours; a degree of saponification of at least 99.5 mol %; an average degree of polymerization of at least 1,500 and 4,500 or less; and the amount of 1,2-glycol linkage of 1.8 mol % or less, the powdery additive being capable of passing through a sieve having a nominal mesh opening size of 1.00 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke KUMAKI, Yasutomo SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170016796
    Abstract: There is provided a leakage oil detection system including: a measurement device that includes a light source that causes a measured object which includes a leakage oil attachment part to be irradiated with ultraviolet rays, and an imaging device that detects fluorescence emitted from the leakage oil attachment part which is irradiated with the ultraviolet rays, and performs imaging on the measured object; and an analysis device that includes a driving control unit that controls operations of the light source and the imaging device, a recording unit that records an imaged image of the measured object which is imaged by the imaging device, and an image processing unit that calls the imaged image which is recorded in the recording unit and performs an image process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Li LU, Satoshi ICHIMURA, Tomohiro MORIYAMA, Jun NUKAGA, Akira YAMAGISHI, Yasutomo SAITO
  • Publication number: 20160275699
    Abstract: An oil leakage detector of the present invention includes an image processing unit wherein the image processing unit calculates the values of saturation and intensity of each pixel in the color image of the object after an ultra-violet light is irradiated thereon, draws an intensity-saturation characteristic line of the saturation expressed in an X-axis and the intensity expressed in a Y-axis, sets an upper limit and a lower limit of intensity of each saturation as a threshold value based on an area without oil adhesion on the surface of the object, and determines, in the intensity-saturation characteristic line, an area corresponding to a pixel group where the intensity exceeds the threshold value of the upper limit and a pixel group where the intensity falls below the threshold value of the lower limit, to be an oil leakage adhered area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Li LU, Satoshi ICHIMURA, Tomohiro MORIYAMA, Jun NUKAGA, Toshiaki ROKUNOHE, Akira YAMAGISHI, Yasutomo SAITO
  • Publication number: 20160229936
    Abstract: Provided by the present invention is a vinyl alcohol polymer crosslinked by a structure represented by the following formula (1) and/or a disulfide structure, in which the vinyl alcohol polymer is not completely dissolved in a mixture prepared by: adding the vinyl alcohol polymer to water so as to give a concentration of 4% by mass; and stirring at 95° C. for 3 hrs. in the formula (1), R1, R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon group having 8 or less carbon atoms. Also provided include an additive for a drilling mud containing the vinyl alcohol polymer, a drilling mud containing the vinyl alcohol polymer as an additive, an additive for a drilling cement slurry containing the vinyl alcohol polymer, and a drilling cement slurry containing the vinyl alcohol polymer as an additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke KUMAKI, Yasutomo SAITO
  • Patent number: 9156928
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a novel alkyl-modified PVA capable of exerting superior thickening properties while maintaining high water solubility, and also capable of having high water resistance in a state being hardened without using an especial crosslinking agent. In addition, another object is to provide a composition, a thickener, a coating material for papers, a coated paper, an adhesive and a film containing the alkyl-modified PVA. Provided is an alkyl-modified vinyl alcohol polymer containing (a) a monomer unit represented by the following general formula (I): wherein, R1 represents a linear or branched alkyl group having 8 to 29 carbon atoms; and R2 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, and has a viscosity average degree of polymerization of no less than 200 and no greater than 5,000, a degree of saponification of no less than 20 mol % and no greater than 99.99 mol %, and a content of the monomer unit (a) of no less than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinsuke Nii, Masato Nakamae, Yuta Taoka, Yasutomo Saito
  • Publication number: 20130209817
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a novel alkyl-modified PVA capable of exerting superior thickening properties while maintaining high water solubility, and also capable of having high water resistance in a state being hardened without using an especial crosslinking agent. In addition, another object is to provide a composition, a thickener, a coating material for papers, a coated paper, an adhesive and a film containing the alkyl-modified PVA. Provided is an alkyl-modified vinyl alcohol polymer containing (a) a monomer unit represented by the following general formula (I): wherein, R1 represents a linear or branched alkyl group having 8 to 29 carbon atoms; and R2 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, and has a viscosity average degree of polymerization of no less than 200 and no greater than 5,000, a degree of saponification of no less than 20 mol % and no greater than 99.99 mol %, and a content of the monomer unit (a) of no less than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinsuke Nii, Masato Nakamae, Yuta Taoka, Yasutomo Saito