Patents by Inventor Yuji Koga

Yuji Koga 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: 10845001
    Abstract: A lubrication loop includes a main flow path connected to a lubrication flow path, a control valve connected to the main flow path, a return flow path connected to the control valve and configured to return the fluid to the fluid pump, and a sub-flow path branching off from the main flow path. The control valve includes a discharge port at a distance from a supply port of a valve housing chamber and connected to the return flow path, an open port formed at one end of the valve housing chamber to discharge the fluid, an annular recessed portion formed on an outer circumferential surface of the spool has a width extending from the supply port to the discharge port, and a sub port annularly formed between the discharge port and the open port on an inner circumferential surface of the valve housing chamber and connected to the sub-flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Ono, Yuji Koga
  • Patent number: 10821751
    Abstract: There is provided an ink-jet recording apparatus including: a platen, a contact portion disposed between a pair of first ribs of the plurality of first ribs with respect to a scanning direction. A lower end of the contact portion is located lower than each upper end of the pair of first ribs. The platen includes a second rib disposed between one first rib of the pair of first ribs and the contact portion with respect to the scanning direction, and an upper end of the second rib is located lower than the upper end of the one first rib of the pair of first ribs and higher than the lower end of the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Yuji Koga
  • Publication number: 20200312806
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer having a first surface, an insulating layer formed at the first surface of the semiconductor layer, a Cu conductive layer formed on the insulating layer, the Cu conductive layer made of a metal mainly containing Cu, a second insulating layer formed on the insulating layer, the second insulating layer covering the Cu conductive layer, a Cu pillar extending in a thickness direction in the second insulating layer, the Cu pillar made of a metal mainly containing Cu and electrically connected to the Cu conductive layer, and an intermediate layer formed between the Cu conductive layer and the Cu pillar, the intermediate layer made of a material having a linear expansion coefficient smaller than a linear expansion coefficient of the Cu conductive layer and smaller than a linear expansion coefficient of the Cu pillar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji TAKEI, Yuji KOGA
  • Patent number: 10766354
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a motor configured to drive a vehicle wheel, a battery configured to supply electric power to the motor, and a radiator configured to exchange heat between a coolant for cooling the motor and outside air. The radiator is disposed below a floor surface of the vehicle and in a gap between the motor and the battery in a front-rear direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Takai, Yuji Koga, Yoshiaki Konishi, Makoto Tsuchihashi
  • Patent number: 10710384
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus may include a mechanism for forming a corrugated shape in a sheet to be conveyed. The mechanism may include various components include one or more pressing portions, one or more ribs, one or more discharge rollers, a switching mechanism and the like. In one arrangement, ribs and pressing portions configured to create the corrugated shape may be disposed at various locations upstream or downstream of the platen, recording portion and/or nozzles thereof. In one example, pressing portions may be disposed both upstream and downstream of the nozzles of the recording portion to maintain a corrugated shape in the conveyed sheet. Various other configurations may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Yuji Koga, Wataru Sugiyama, Kenji Samoto
  • Publication number: 20200130382
    Abstract: There is provided an ink-jet recording apparatus including: a platen, a contact portion disposed between a pair of first ribs of the plurality of first ribs with respect to a scanning direction. A lower end of the contact portion is located lower than each upper end of the pair of first ribs. The platen includes a second rib disposed between one first rib of the pair of first ribs and the contact portion with respect to the scanning direction, and an upper end of the second rib is located lower than the upper end of the one first rib of the pair of first ribs and higher than the lower end of the contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Yuji Koga
  • Publication number: 20200108634
    Abstract: An image recording device is provided, having a recording unit configured to record an image on a sheet, and a tray disposed below the recording unit. The tray includes a sheet holding surface configured to hold the sheet. Additionally, the image recording device includes a sheet feeder disposed between the recording unit and the tray. The sheet feeder includes a roller for feeding the sheet from the tray. The roller is configured to move between a first roller position in which the roller contacts the sheet holding surface of the tray and a second roller position in which the roller is separated from the sheet holding surface. A return guide, disposed between the recording unit and the sheet feeder, defines a second conveying path to guide the sheet having an image recorded on one side thereof back to the feed guide. The return guide has a first opening configured to accommodate the roller of the sheet feeder when the roller is in the second roller position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuo ASADA, Hirotaka AOKI, Satoru NAKAKITA, Shota IIJIMA, Kenji SAMOTO, Yuji KOGA
  • Publication number: 20200049110
    Abstract: Intake ports include a second port configured such that a flow rate of flowing gas is adjusted via a swirl control valve. When a surge tank is viewed in a cylinder axis direction, first and second branched passages are connected with a space being interposed therebetween in a cylinder array direction, and are connected to the surge tank on extension lines, each of which extends from an upstream end portion of an independent passage connected to the second port to an opposite side of each cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jiro Kato, Mitsunori Wasada, Masayoshi Higashio, Kensuke Ashikaga, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Yuji Kojima, Hidesaku Ebesu, Tatsuya Koga, Toshihiko Hirata
  • Publication number: 20200031132
    Abstract: A liquid cartridge includes a liquid supply tube, a sealing member, and a cap. The sealing member seals an opening of the liquid supply tube. The sealing member includes a cylindrical portion, a first protrusion, a second protrusion, and a third protrusion. The first protrusion protrudes radially inward. The first protrusion has a first protruding end defining a first sealing surface facing an axis of the cylindrical portion. The second protrusion protrudes radially outward to have a second protruding end in a direction away from the axis. The second protrusion has a second sealing surface in contact with the liquid supply tube. The third protrusion protrudes along the axis to have a third protruding end. The third protrusion has a contacting surface inclined relative to the axis to face the axis. The contacting surface is in contact with the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihito ONO, Masahiro HAYASHI, Naoya OKAZAKI, Toshio SUGIURA, Yuji KOGA
  • Publication number: 20200029038
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus which make it possible to improve the pixel property. Provided is a solid-state imaging device, including a first electrode formed on a semiconductor layer, a photoelectric conversion layer formed on the first electrode, a second electrode formed on the photoelectric conversion layer, and a third electrode disposed between the first electrode and an adjacent first electrode, and electrically insulated. A voltage of the third electrode is controlled to a voltage corresponding to a detection result which can contribute to control of discharge of charges or assist for transfer of charges. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a CMOS image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: YUJI UESUGI, FUMIHIKO KOGA, KEISUKE HATANO
  • Publication number: 20200021763
    Abstract: Imaging devices and electronic apparatuses incorporating imaging devices are provided. An imaging device as disclosed can include a first pixel of a first pixel and a second pixel of a second pixel. The first and second pixels each have a first electrode, a portion of a photoelectric conversion film, and a portion of a second electrode, where the photoelectric conversion film is between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first electrode of the first pixel has a first area, while the first electrode of the second pixel has a second area that is smaller than the first area. The first pixel can include a light shielding film. Alternatively or in addition, the first pixel can be divided into first and second portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke HATANO, Ryosuke NAKAMURA, Yuji UESUGI, Fumihiko KOGA, Tetsuji YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200002922
    Abstract: A hydraulic device includes a braking device to brake a traveling device and release braking of the traveling device, a traveling pump to drive the traveling device with pressure of operation fluid, a brake-operation valve to control operation fluid flowing to the brake device, a traveling operation valve to control operation fluid flowing to the traveling pump, a first discharge fluid tube to discharge operation fluid flowing through the brake-operation valve, the first discharge fluid tube being connected to the brake operation valve, and a second discharge fluid tube to discharge operation fluid flowing through the traveling operation valve, the second discharge fluid tube being connected to the traveling operation valve. The traveling operation valve has a set pressure that is set to be higher than a brake set pressure set by the brake operation valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji FUKUDA, Daiki ABE, Jun TOMITA, Yuya KONISHI, Fumitaka FUJISAWA, Yudai KOGA
  • Publication number: 20190344591
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus may include a mechanism for forming a corrugated shape in a sheet to be conveyed. The mechanism may include various components include one or more pressing portions, one or more ribs, one or more discharge rollers, a switching mechanism and the like. In one arrangement, ribs and pressing portions configured to create the corrugated shape may be disposed at various locations upstream or downstream of the platen, recording portion and/or nozzles thereof. In one example, pressing portions may be disposed both upstream and downstream of the nozzles of the recording portion to maintain a corrugated shape in the conveyed sheet. Various other configurations may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Yuji Koga, Wataru Sugiyama, Kenji Samoto
  • Patent number: 10469780
    Abstract: Imaging devices and electronic apparatuses incorporating imaging devices are provided. An imaging device as disclosed can include a first pixel (2PA, 2PB) and a second pixel (2X). The first and second pixels each have a first electrode (51A, 51B, 51C), a portion of a photoelectric conversion film (81), and a portion of a second electrode (82), where the photoelectric conversion film is between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first electrode (51A, 51B) of the first pixel has a first area, while the first electrode (51C) of the second pixel has a second area that is smaller than the first area. The first pixel can include a light shielding film (52A, 52B). Alternatively or in addition, the first pixel can be divided into first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Hatano, Ryosuke Nakamura, Yuji Uesugi, Fumihiko Koga, Tetsuji Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190315585
    Abstract: An image recording device having a recording unit to record an image on a sheet is provided. The image recording unit includes a feed guide defining a first conveying path; an arm disposed between the recording unit and the tray, the arm having a feed roller rotatably disposed at a free end and configured to feed the sheet in the tray to the first conveying path. The arm pivots between a first arm position, and a second arm position. The return guide pivots between a first return guide position, and a second return guide position. A space occupied by the return guide in the first return guide position overlaps a space occupied by the arm in the second arm position. The return guide is in the second return guide position when the arm is in the second arm position which is retracted from an insertion space occupied by the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji SAMOTO, Yuji KOGA
  • Patent number: 10434801
    Abstract: There is provided an ink-jet recording apparatus including: a platen, a contact portion disposed between a pair of first ribs of the plurality of first ribs with respect to a scanning direction. A lower end of the contact portion is located lower than each upper end of the pair of first ribs. The platen includes a second rib disposed between one first rib of the pair of first ribs and the contact portion with respect to the scanning direction, and an upper end of the second rib is located lower than the upper end of the one first rib of the pair of first ribs and higher than the lower end of the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Yuji Koga
  • Publication number: 20190299772
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a motor configured to drive a vehicle wheel, a battery configured to supply electric power to the motor, and a radiator configured to exchange heat between a coolant for cooling the motor and outside air. The radiator is disposed below a floor surface of the vehicle and in a gap between the motor and the battery in a front-rear direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke TAKAI, Yuji KOGA, Yoshiaki KONISHI, Makoto TSUCHIHASHI
  • Patent number: 10414174
    Abstract: An image recording device is provided, having a recording unit configured to record an image on a sheet, and a tray disposed below the recording unit. The tray includes a sheet holding surface configured to hold the sheet. Additionally, the image recording device includes a sheet feeder disposed between the recording unit and the tray. The sheet feeder includes a roller for feeding the sheet from the tray. The roller is configured to move between a first roller position in which the roller contacts the sheet holding surface of the tray and a second roller position in which the roller is separated from the sheet holding surface. A return guide, disposed between the recording unit and the sheet feeder, defines a second conveying path to guide the sheet having an image recorded on one side thereof back to the feed guide. The return guide has a first opening configured to accommodate the roller of the sheet feeder when the roller is in the second roller position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuo Asada, Hirotaka Aoki, Satoru Nakakita, Shota Iijima, Kenji Samoto, Yuji Koga
  • Patent number: 10340248
    Abstract: A bonding system includes a substrate transfer device configured to transfer a first substrate and a second substrate in a normal pressure atmosphere, a surface modifying apparatus configured to modify surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate to be bonded with each other in a depressurized atmosphere, a load lock chamber in which the first substrate and the second substrate are delivered between the substrate transfer device and the surface modifying apparatus and in which an internal atmosphere of the load lock chamber is switchable between an atmospheric pressure atmosphere and the depressurized atmosphere, a surface hydrophilizing apparatus configured to hydrophilize the modified surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate, and a bonding apparatus configured to bond the hydrophilized surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate by an intermolecular force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Masataka Matsunaga, Takashi Koga, Takeshi Tamura, Takahiro Masunaga, Yuji Mimura, Masaru Honda, Toshifumi Inamasu, Satoshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10301128
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus including a first tray having a first holding portion for holding sheets, a second tray disposed above the first tray and including a second holding portion for holding sheets, a sheet feeder that selectively feeds a sheet from one of the first tray and the second tray in a sheet feed direction, a recording unit that records an image on the sheet fed by the sheet feeder, and a discharge roller that discharges the sheet on which the image is recorded by the recording unit. The second holding portion of the second tray moves above the first holding portion of the first tray. The second tray further includes a discharged sheet receiving portion for receiving the sheet discharged by the discharge roller. The second tray including the discharged sheet receiving portion pivots relative to the first tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukio Shiohara, Tetsuo Asada, Yuji Koga