Patents by Inventor Yuji Wakabayashi

Yuji Wakabayashi 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: 11052609
    Abstract: A molding system to manufacture a three-dimensional object corresponding to a three-dimensional model. The molding apparatus includes a slice data generation unit to generate slice data from three-dimensional shape data of the three-dimensional model, and a lamination unit to laminate a layer of a molding material on the basis of the slice data. The slice data generation unit analyzes data, and, if a region in which a layer of a second molding material different from a first molding material is to be laminated on a layer of the first molding material and in which it is difficult to laminate the layers is extracted, modifies the data of a region of at least one of an ith layer and an (i+1)th layer to data in which a portion in which the first molding material is disposed and a portion in which the second molding material is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirokazu Usami, Tatsuya Tada, Kenji Karashima, Genya Anan, Takashi Kase, Satoru Yamanaka, Yuji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10921276
    Abstract: A sensor device includes a detection electrode opposing an external electrode, and generating a voltage corresponding to a change in capacitance; a capacitive amplifier circuit having a first capacitor and a second capacitor, and configured to detect the voltage generated in the detection electrode, and output a detection signal obtained by amplifying the voltage generated in the detection electrode based on a capacitance ratio between the first capacitor and the second capacitor; a reset switch configured to reset the voltage of the detection electrode to a reference potential; a changeover switch configured to switch the capacitive amplifier circuit between a capacitive amplifier and a voltage follower; a second changeover switch configured to disconnect the first capacitor from the capacitive amplifier circuit; and a second reset switch configured to reset a voltage of the first capacitor to the reference potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ablic Inc.
    Inventor: Yuji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10357956
    Abstract: A shaping apparatus includes a storage section that stores in advance a first relationship between a temperature of a shaping material and a heating time at a time at which oxidation of the shaping material starts as the shaping material is heated; and a control section that estimates a timing at which the oxidation of a material layer starts, based on an acquisition result from a temperature acquisition section, a measurement result from a time measurement section, and the first relationship stored in the storage section when the material layer on a conveyance body is preheated by a preheating section, and reduces a front surface temperature of the material layer on the conveyance body before the oxidation of the material layer starts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirokazu Usami, Tatsuya Tada, Kenji Karashima, Genya Anan, Takashi Kase, Satoru Yamanaka, Yuji Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20190154616
    Abstract: A sensor device includes a detection electrode opposing an external electrode, and generating a voltage corresponding to a change in capacitance; a capacitive amplifier circuit having a first capacitor and a second capacitor, and configured to detect the voltage generated in the detection electrode, and output a detection signal obtained by amplifying the voltage generated in the detection electrode based on a capacitance ratio between the first capacitor and the second capacitor; a reset switch configured to reset the voltage of the detection electrode to a reference potential; a changeover switch configured to switch the capacitive amplifier circuit between a capacitive amplifier and a voltage follower; a second changeover switch configured to disconnect the first capacitor from the capacitive amplifier circuit; and a second reset switch configured to reset a voltage of the first capacitor to the reference potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Yuji WAKABAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10243329
    Abstract: A tunable external resonator laser is mode-hop-free for broadband and has a laser chip which emits light; a lens which collimates the light emitted from the laser chip, a diffraction grating which diffracts the light collimated by the lens, a support body to which the diffraction grating is fixed, and a movable mirror which reflects the light diffracted by the diffraction grating, wherein the diffraction grating is arranged a prescribed distance apart from a Littman-type tunable external resonator laser arrangement in which the movable mirror rotates on a pivot which is the intersection point of the surface of said movable mirror and the surface of the diffraction grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION CHIBA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Muro, Yuji Wakabayashi, Tomohisa Endo, Ken Kitahara
  • Publication number: 20190056688
    Abstract: Occurrence of layering defects is suppressed in a layering forming method where material layers on a conveyance member are heated and layered. A forming apparatus 1 configured to sequentially layer a plurality of material layers and form a three-dimensional object includes a stage having a forming face on which the material layers are layered, a conveyance member configured to support and convey the material layers to a layering position facing the forming face, and a heating member configured to nip the material layers between itself and the forming face of the stage at the layering position, and pressurize and heat the material layer. When a heating region of the heating member is perpendicularly projected onto a plane where a supporting face at which the conveyance member supports the material layer exists, a projection plane of the heating region has extending regions that extend further to the outer side from both edges of the supporting face, on both edges of the projection plane of the heating region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yuji Wakabayashi, Tatsuya Tada, Hirokazu Usami, Kenji Karashima, Genya Anan, Takashi Kase, Satoru Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20190001578
    Abstract: A molding system to manufacture a three-dimensional object corresponding to a three-dimensional model. The molding apparatus includes a slice data generation unit to generate slice data from three-dimensional shape data of the three-dimensional model, and a lamination unit to laminate a layer of a molding material on the basis of the slice data. The slice data generation unit analyzes data, and, if a region in which a layer of a second molding material different from a first molding material is to be laminated on a layer of the first molding material and in which it is difficult to laminate the layers is extracted, modifies the data of a region of at least one of an ith layer and an (i+1)th layer to data in which a portion in which the first molding material is disposed and a portion in which the second molding material is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Hirokazu Usami, Tatsuya Tada, Kenji Karashima, Genya Anan, Takashi Kase, Satoru Yamanaka, Yuji Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20170232673
    Abstract: A shaping apparatus includes a storage section that stores in advance a first relationship between a temperature of a shaping material and a heating time at a time at which oxidation of the shaping material starts as the shaping material is heated; and a control section that estimates a timing at which the oxidation of a material layer starts, based on an acquisition result from a temperature acquisition section, a measurement result from a time measurement section, and the first relationship stored in the storage section when the material layer on a conveyance body is preheated by a preheating section, and reduces a front surface temperature of the material layer on the conveyance body before the oxidation of the material layer starts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Hirokazu Usami, Tatsuya Tada, Kenji Karashima, Genya Anan, Takashi Kase, Satoru Yamanaka, Yuji Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20150349492
    Abstract: To provide a tunable external resonator laser with mode-hop-free for broadband. For solving the problem, in a tunable external laser comprising, the offset is given between the pivot and the diffraction grating. The tunable external resonator laser comprising, a laser chip which emits light; a lens which collimates the light emitted from said laser chip, a diffraction grating which diffracts the light collimated by said lens, a support body which said diffraction grating is fixed, and a movable mirror which reflects the light diffracted by said diffraction grating, wherein said diffraction grating is arranged apart a prescribed distance from a Littman-type tunable external resonator laser arrangement in which said movable mirror rotates on a pivot which is the intersection point of the surface of said movable mirror and the surface of the said diffraction grating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Kiyofumi MURO, Yuji WAKABAYASHI, Tomohisa ENDO, Ken KITAHARA
  • Patent number: 8772697
    Abstract: Provided is a photodetector device for detecting light intensity based on a detection signal of a difference circuit, the photodetector device including: a first light receiving element which generates an electric charge based on incident light; a second light receiving element, which includes a light blocking part for blocking incident light and generates an electric charge being a reference; and a storage detection circuit for detecting that an output voltage of the first light receiving element or the second light receiving element has reached a predetermined potential and outputting the detection signal when the difference does not reach a predetermined value even though sufficient incident light is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Machida, Toshiyuki Uchida, Yuji Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20130020472
    Abstract: Provided is a photodetector device for detecting light intensity based on a detection signal of a difference circuit, the photodetector device including: a first light receiving element which generates an electric charge based on incident light; a second light receiving element, which includes a light blocking part for blocking incident light and generates an electric charge being a reference; and a storage detection circuit for detecting that an output voltage of the first light receiving element or the second light receiving element has reached a predetermined potential and outputting the detection signal when the difference does not reach a predetermined value even though sufficient incident light is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Satoshi Machida, Toshiyuki Uchida, Yuji Wakabayashi