Patents by Inventor Yoshiki Shimodaira

Yoshiki Shimodaira 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: 20200308529
    Abstract: A control device performs control of a culture condition in production of an organic compound by a fermentation method. The control device executes processing a plurality of times to acquire culture data, to calculate, using the acquired culture data, a plurality of candidates for a culture condition set in advance, and a linear model set in advance that outputs a production amount of an organic compound at a future time, the production amount at the future time for each of the candidates, to determine an optimum candidate out of the candidates using the calculated production amount at the future time for each of the candidates and a target production amount of the organic compound at the future time set in advance, and to change the culture condition to the determined candidate. The linear model and the target production amount are set for each time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiki SHIMODAIRA, Hiroki KOBAYASHI, Takahiro TERAWAKI, Yasuhiro KUSUNOSE
  • Patent number: 10649374
    Abstract: A transport device includes a first belt member, a second belt member, a first roller, a second roller, a third roller, a fourth roller, a fifth roller, and a sixth roller. The second belt member is in contact with the first belt member to form a contact portion in cooperation with the first belt member. The first roller is capable of adjusting a tilt in a longitudinal direction of the first roller. The second roller is capable of adjusting a tilt in a longitudinal direction of the second roller. The third and fourth rollers are located adjacent to the first roller. The fifth and sixth rollers are located adjacent to the second roller. The third roller, the fourth roller, the fifth roller, and the sixth roller each have a uniform diameter in a longitudinal direction of the roller, and are disposed at positions other than the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keitaro Mori, Takashi Ochi, Yoshiki Shimodaira, Toshimasa Toyama, Masato Yamashita, Takashi Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20200026224
    Abstract: A transport device includes a first belt member movably stretched, a second belt member, a first roller, a second roller, a third roller, a fourth roller, a fifth roller, and a sixth roller. The second belt member is in contact with the first belt member to form a contact portion in cooperation with the first belt member. The second belt member is movably stretched. The first roller stretches the first belt member and is capable of adjusting a tilt in a longitudinal direction of the first roller. The second roller stretches the second belt member and is capable of adjusting a tilt in a longitudinal direction of the second roller. The third roller stretches the first belt member and is located adjacent to the first roller and upstream of the first roller in a movement direction of the first belt member. The fourth roller stretches the first belt member and is located adjacent to the first roller and downstream of the first roller in the movement direction of the first belt member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keitaro MORI, Takashi OCHI, Yoshiki SHIMODAIRA, Toshimasa TOYAMA, Masato YAMASHITA, Takashi OHASHI
  • Patent number: 10535866
    Abstract: A scale-like graphite and carbon material for a battery electrode which is suitable for use as an electrode material for an aqueous-electrolyte secondary battery, wherein the ratio IG/ID (G value) between the peak area (ID) in a range of 1300 to 1400 cm?1 and the peak area (IG) in a range of 1580 to 1620 cm?1 by Raman spectroscopy spectra, in which an edge surface of the particle of the scale-like graphite is measured with by a Raman microspectrometer, is 5.2 to 100 and the average interplanar spacing d002 of plane (d002) by the X-ray diffraction method is 0.337 nm or less and optical structures of the scale-like graphite have a specific shape; the method for producing the same; a carbon material for a battery electrode and a paste for an electrode containing the material; and a secondary battery having excellent charge/discharge cycle characteristics and high current load characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Wakizaka, Yuichi Kamijo, Tomohiro Abe, Yoshiki Shimodaira, Akinori Sudoh, Chiaki Sotowa, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Takashi Terashima
  • Patent number: 10527988
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transfer unit that transfers a toner image to a recording medium; a non-white toner image forming unit that forms a non-white toner image on the transfer unit by using non-white toner having a non-white color that differs from white; a white toner image forming unit that forms a white toner image on the transfer unit by using white toner that is white in color after the non-white toner image is formed on the transfer unit; and a control unit that controls an amount of the white toner used by the white toner image forming unit to form the white toner image so that the amount of the white toner is smaller when the non-white toner image is formed under the white toner image than when no toner image is formed under the white toner image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyuki Honda, Miho Ikeda, Daisuke Nakai, Aya Kakishima, Shinji Okuyama, Yoshiki Shimodaira
  • Patent number: 10429771
    Abstract: A transfer device includes a holding body that holds a toner image and to which a first tension and a second tension, which is smaller than the first tension, are applied, a transfer body that transfers the toner image to a recording medium while transporting the recording medium between the transfer body and the holding body, and a setting portion that sets tension applied to the holding body to the second tension when a mass of a toner of an uppermost toner layer constituting the toner image and disposed on the holding body is equal to or exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Shimodaira, Masaaki Yamaura, Toshiaki Baba, Satoshi Shigezaki
  • Publication number: 20190196376
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transfer unit that transfers a toner image to a recording medium; a non-white toner image forming unit that forms a non-white toner image on the transfer unit by using non-white toner having a non-white color that differs from white; a white toner image forming unit that forms a white toner image on the transfer unit by using white toner that is white in color after the non-white toner image is formed on the transfer unit; and a control unit that controls an amount of the white toner used by the white toner image forming unit to form the white toner image so that the amount of the white toner is smaller when the non-white toner image is formed under the white toner image than when no toner image is formed under the white toner image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyuki HONDA, Miho IKEDA, Daisuke NAKAI, Aya KAKISHIMA, Shinji OKUYAMA, Yoshiki SHIMODAIRA
  • Patent number: 10324405
    Abstract: A transfer device includes a holding body that holds a toner image; a transfer body that presses a recording medium against the holding body with a first pressing force or a second pressing force, which is smaller than the first pressing force, to transfer the toner image to the recording medium while transporting the recording medium between the transfer body and the holding body; and a setting portion that sets a pressing force exerted on the recording medium at the second pressing force when a mass of a toner of an uppermost toner layer constituting the toner image and disposed on the holding body is equal to or exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamaura, Satoshi Shigezaki, Yoshiki Shimodaira, Toshiaki Baba
  • Publication number: 20180364622
    Abstract: A transfer device includes a holding body that holds a toner image and to which a first tension and a second tension, which is smaller than the first tension, are applied, a transfer body that transfers the toner image to a recording medium while transporting the recording medium between the transfer body and the holding body, and a setting portion that sets tension applied to the holding body to the second tension when a mass of a toner of an uppermost toner layer constituting the toner image and disposed on the holding body is equal to or exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki SHIMODAIRA, Masaaki YAMAURA, Toshiaki BABA, Satoshi SHIGEZAKI
  • Publication number: 20180364629
    Abstract: A transfer device includes a holding body that holds a toner image; a transfer body that presses a recording medium against the holding body with a first pressing force or a second pressing force, which is smaller than the first pressing force, to transfer the toner image to the recording medium while transporting the recording medium between the transfer body and the holding body; and a setting portion that sets a pressing force exerted on the recording medium at the second pressing force when a mass of a toner of an uppermost toner layer constituting the toner image and disposed on the holding body is equal to or exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki YAMAURA, Satoshi SHIGEZAKI, Yoshiki SHIMODAIRA, Toshiaki BABA
  • Publication number: 20170277057
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes multiple first image forming units, a second image forming unit, and a controller. The first image forming units transfer toner images developed with colored toners to a transfer body, and form first images on the transfer body. The second image forming unit transfers a toner image developed with a spot color toner different from colors of the colored toners to the transfer body prior to the first image forming units, and forms a second image serving as an undercoat or an overcoat of the first images on the transfer body. The controller controls the first image forming units in order that amounts of the colored toners used for forming the first images by the first image forming units become less than amounts of the colored toners used when the first images are formed prior to the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki YAMAURA, Satoshi SHIGEZAKI, Yoshiki SHIMODAIRA, Yoshiyuki TOMINAGA
  • Patent number: 9772575
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes multiple first image forming units, a second image forming unit, and a controller. The first image forming units transfer toner images developed with colored toners to a transfer body, and form first images on the transfer body. The second image forming unit transfers a toner image developed with a spot color toner different from colors of the colored toners to the transfer body prior to the first image forming units, and forms a second image serving as an undercoat or an overcoat of the first images on the transfer body. The controller controls the first image forming units in order that amounts of the colored toners used for forming the first images by the first image forming units become less than amounts of the colored toners used when the first images are formed prior to the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamaura, Satoshi Shigezaki, Yoshiki Shimodaira, Yoshiyuki Tominaga
  • Publication number: 20170155149
    Abstract: A carbon material, being a not-scaly carbon material having specific optical structures, wherein the ratio between the peak intensity I110 of plane (110) and the peak intensity I004 of plane (004) of a graphite crystal determined by the powder XRD measurement, I110/I004, is 0.1 to 0.6; an average circularity is 0.80 to 0.95; d002 is 0.337 nm or less; and the total pore volume of pores having a diameter of 0.4 ?m or less measured by the nitrogen gas adsorption method is 8.0 ?l/g to 20.0 ?l/g; and a production method of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Naoto KAWAGUCHI, Yasuaki WAKIZAKA, Yuichi KAMIJO, Yoshiki SHIMODAIRA, Yoshikuni SATO
  • Patent number: 9406936
    Abstract: A carbon material containing boron atom in an amount of 0.001 to 0.5 mass %, in which the average interplanar spacing (d002) of plane (002) is 0.337 nm or less. By observing optical structures in cross-section of formed bodies made of the carbon material, when areas are accumulated from a smallest structure in an ascending order, SOP represents an area of an optical structure whose accumulated area corresponds to 60% of the total area of all optical structures; when the structures are counted from a structure of a smallest aspect ratio in an ascending order, AROP represents the aspect ratio of the structure which ranks at the position of 60% in total number of all the structures; and when D50 represents an average particle diameter; SOP, AROP and D50 satisfy the following relationship: 1.5?AROP?6 and 0.2×D50?(SOP×AROP)1/2<2×D50. Also disclosed is a secondary battery using the carbon material as an electrode material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Wakizaka, Yuichi Kamijo, Tomohiro Abe, Yoshiki Shimodaira, Akinori Sudoh, Chiaki Sotowa, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Takashi Terashima, Naoto Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 9341992
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes first and second forming units that form first and second to-be-transferred images and first and second not-to-be-transferred images with first and second toners, respectively, the first toner containing a metal pigment; a transfer body to which the first and second to-be-transferred and not-to-be-transferred images are to be transferred; a transfer member that transfers the first and second to-be-transferred images to a recording medium at a transfer nip between the transfer member and the transfer body; and a removing member that removes, with an electrostatic force, the first and second toners forming the first and second not-to-be-transferred images from the transfer member. In a transfer mode, the first not-to-be-transferred image is transferred to a position that do not overlap the recording medium to be introduced into the transfer nip after the first not-to-be-transferred image when seen in a direction of introduction of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Takahashi, Yoshiki Shimodaira
  • Publication number: 20160077467
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes first and second forming units that form first and second to-be-transferred images and first and second not-to-be-transferred images with first and second toners, respectively, the first toner containing a metal pigment; a transfer body to which the first and second to-be-transferred and not-to-be-transferred images are to be transferred; a transfer member that transfers the first and second to-be-transferred images to a recording medium at a transfer nip between the transfer member and the transfer body; and a removing member that removes, with an electrostatic force, the first and second toners forming the first and second not-to-be-transferred images from the transfer member. In a transfer mode, the first not-to-be-transferred image is transferred to a position that do not overlap the recording medium to be introduced into the transfer nip after the first not-to-be-transferred image when seen in a direction of introduction of the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Masaaki TAKAHASHI, Yoshiki SHIMODAIRA
  • Patent number: 9248432
    Abstract: A copper compound-carried titanium oxide photocatalyst which is excellent in a photocatalytic activity and a viral inactivation property and a production process for the same can be provided by a copper compound-carried titanium oxide photocatalyst comprising titanium oxide in which a content of rutile type titanium oxide is 50% by mole or more and a monovalent copper compound and a divalent copper compound which are carried on a surface of the titanium oxide described above and a production process for a copper compound-carried titanium oxide photocatalyst, comprising a step of carrying a monovalent copper compound and a divalent copper compound on a surface of titanium oxide in which a content of rutile type titanium oxide is 50% by mole or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, SHOW A DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Hashimoto, Masahiro Miyauchi, Xiaoqing Qiu, Kayano Sunada, Yasushi Kuroda, Yasuhiro Hosogi, Ding Li, Yoshiki Shimodaira
  • Publication number: 20150263348
    Abstract: A carbon material containing boron atom in an amount of 0.001 to 0.5 mass %, in which the average interplanar spacing (d002) of plane (002) is 0.337 nm or less. By observing optical structures in cross-section of formed bodies made of the carbon material, when areas are accumulated from a smallest structure in an ascending order, SOP represents an area of an optical structure whose accumulated area corresponds to 60% of the total area of all optical structures; when the structures are counted from a structure of a smallest aspect ratio in an ascending order, AROP represents the aspect ratio of the structure which ranks at the position of 60% in total number of all the structures; and when D50 represents an average particle diameter; SOP, AROP and D50 satisfy the following relationship: 1.5?AROP?6 and 0.2×D50?(SOP×AROP)1/2<2×D50. Also disclosed is a secondary battery using the carbon material as an electrode material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Wakizaka, Yuichi Kamijo, Tomohiro Abe, Yoshiki Shimodaira, Akinori Sudoh, Chiaki Sotowa, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Takashi Terashima, Naoto Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 9063452
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a charging roller including elastic and surface layers and a photoconductor drum. Initially, the surface layer has a surface roughness Rz of 3-6 ?m, and the layers have an impedance ratio of 0.81 or less in absolute value at a frequency of 800-3000 Hz. After a predetermined time, the surface roughness Rz is reduced by a decrement ?Rz of 0.1-4 ?m. The drum has a film thickness D initially ranging from 20-40 ?m and reduced by a decrement ?D of 5-25 ?m after the predetermined time. Herein, 0.005??Rz/?D?0.8 holds. The impedance ratio is represented as ZE/(ZE+ZS) wherein ZE and ZS represent the respective impedances of the elastic layer and the surface layer, and 100k A4-size recording media recorded with images with an area coverage of 7% are printed in the predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro Hagiwara, Yoshiki Shimodaira, Yuko Kawase, Satoru Tsuto, Minoru Rokutan, Satoya Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20150162600
    Abstract: A scale-like carbon material and carbon material for a battery electrode suitable for use as an electrode material for an aqueous-electrolyte secondary battery, wherein the ratio IG/ID (G value) between the peak area (ID) in a range of 1300 to 1400 cm?1 and the peak area (IG) in a range of 1580 to 1620 cm?1 by Raman spectroscopy spectra when an edge surface of the particle of the scale-like carbon material is measured with by Raman microspectrometer is 5.2 to 100 and the average interplanar spacing d002 of plane (d002) by the X-ray diffraction method is 0.337 nm or less and optical structures of the carbon material have a specific shape; the method for producing the same; a carbon material for a battery electrode and a paste for an electrode containing the material; and a secondary battery having excellent charge/discharge cycle characteristics and high current load characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Wakizaka, Yuichi Kamijo, Tomohiro Abe, Yoshiki Shimodaira, Akinori Sudoh, Chiaki Sotowa, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Takashi Terashima