Patents by Inventor Yukio Fujiwara

Yukio Fujiwara 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: 20210016579
    Abstract: A printing method includes applying a foaming agent composition containing a foaming agent to form a foaming agent layer, applying a foaming inhibitor composition containing a foaming inhibitor onto the foaming agent layer, curing the foaming agent layer with irradiation of active energy, and heating the foaming agent layer to foam the foaming agent layer, wherein the foaming agent composition has a viscosity of from 50 to 1,500 mPa┬Ěs at 25 degrees C. and the absolute difference between the static surface tension of the foaming agent composition and the static surface tension of the foaming inhibitor composition is 5 mN/m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Yukio Fujiwara, Yuuma Usui
  • Patent number: 10688704
    Abstract: Moving servo motors of molds in synchronization with the operations of platens which enables fine patterns or shapes to be formed even on a large molded article. A mold clamping device forms patterns or the like on a molded article by detecting a mold position of a second platen among first, second, third platens with digital mold opening/closing position detector, and driving servo motors for molds of the molds in synchronization with a digital mold opening/closing position signal from the digital mold opening/closing position detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanosuke Ikegaya, Yukio Fujiwara, Kazunari Suzuki, Toshimitsu Okuoka
  • Patent number: 10434265
    Abstract: A medical hollow needle assembly includes an outer cylindrical body including a through-hole; a hollow needle having an outer peripheral surface, wherein a proximal portion of the hollow needle is disposed in the through-hole of the outer cylindrical body, and wherein the outer peripheral surface of the hollow needle has an outer reduced-diameter surface that has a smaller outer diameter than that of a more proximal portion of the outer peripheral surface of the hollow needle; and an inner cylindrical body including an insertion hole in which the hollow needle is disposed, wherein the inner cylindrical body is disposed between the hollow needle and an inner peripheral surface of the through-hole of the outer cylindrical body, and wherein the inner cylindrical body joins the outer cylindrical body and the hollow needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ooyauchi, Kenta Gotou, Yukio Imai, Hidenori Fujiwara, Madoka Horie, Hideo Kawamoto, Ayumi Kumagai
  • Patent number: 10351925
    Abstract: A steel plate excellent in acid dew point corrosion resistance has a composition, in mass percent, from 0.001 to 0.15% of C, 0.80% or less of Si, 1.50% or less of Mn, 0.025% or less of P, 0.030% or less of S, from 0.10 to 1.00% of Cu, 0.50% or less of Ni, from 0.05 to 0.25% of Cr, 0.01 to 0.08% of Mo, 0.100% or less of Al, from 0 to 0.20% in total of Ti, Nb, and V, from 0 to 0.010% of B, from 0 to 0.10% in total of Sb and Sn, and a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, having a ferrite single phase structure, or a structure containing 30% by volume or less in total of one or more of cementite, pearlite, bainite, and martensite, with the balance ferrite phase. Ferrite crystal grains have an average crystal grain diameter of 12.0 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL NISSHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio Katagiri, Akito Kawamoto, Susumu Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20190022910
    Abstract: Moving servo motors of molds in synchronization with the operations of platens which enables fine patterns or shapes to be formed even on a large molded article. A mold clamping device forms patterns or the like on a molded article by detecting a mold position of a second platen among first, second, third platens with digital mold opening/closing position detector, and driving servo motors for molds of the molds in synchronization with a digital mold opening/closing position signal from the digital mold opening/closing position detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Masanosuke IKEGAYA, Yukio FUJIWARA, Kazunari SUZUKI, Toshimitsu OKUOKA
  • Patent number: 10124287
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for improving a gas recovery rate during generation of a high-purity gas. The method includes providing three or more adsorption towers filled with an adsorbent that adsorbs an adsorption target gas. Performing a pressure lowering equalization process in a first adsorption tower in which an adsorption process has been finished, and in a source gas supply state in which a source gas is supplied to at least a second adsorption tower in which a pressure increasing equalization process has been finished and the adsorption process is to be subsequently performed; and transferring a non-adsorbed gas from an upper portion of the first adsorption tower to the upper portion of the second adsorption tower, thereby performing an adsorption and pressure lowering equalization process in the first adsorption tower and an adsorption and pressure increasing equalization process in the second adsorption tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Yukio Fujiwara, Tamotsu Kotani
  • Patent number: 9874916
    Abstract: A device registration apparatus includes: a transmitting unit that transmits, to an electric device, a state shift command for shifting the electric device to a specific state; a receiving unit that receives, from a power feed tap, tap identification information, electric-power information that indicates an electric power measured at each outlet, and outlet identification information for identifying an outlet that corresponds to each piece of the electric-power information; a determining unit that, when, in the electric-power information that is received during a predetermined time period after the state shift command is transmitted, electric power information of only one outlet indicates a change in an electric power when the electric device shifts to the specific state, determines that the electric device is connected to the outlet; and an associating unit that stores device identification information in association with outlet identification information on the outlet and the tap identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukio Fujiwara, Hidenori Tomono, Hideaki Aratani
  • Publication number: 20170322286
    Abstract: A positioning system includes a plurality of beacon modules and a communication device. Further, the communication device includes a calculation unit calculating action state data that are used for determining an action state of a user who carries the communication device; a searching unit selectively searching for one of the beacon modules in accordance with the action state of the user, the action state being determined based on the action state data calculated by the calculation unit, and a derivation unit deriving positional information of the user based on a response signal transmitted from the one of the beacon modules having been searched for by the searching unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio YOSHIZAWA, Takeo TSUKAMOTO, Keisuke KONISHI, Yusuke MATSUSHITA, Takanori INADOME, Kenji KAMEYAMA, Katsuya YAMAMOTO, Yukio FUJIWARA, Hideaki ARATANI, Ryohsuke KAMIMURA, Hiroto HIGUCHI, Daisuke HATA, Juuta KON, Tomoyo NARITA
  • Publication number: 20170144101
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for improving a gas recovery rate during generation of a high-purity gas. The method includes providing three or more adsorption towers filled with an adsorbent that adsorbs an adsorption target gas. Performing a pressure lowering equalization process in a first adsorption tower in which an adsorption process has been finished, and in a source gas supply state in which a source gas is supplied to at least a second adsorption tower in which a pressure increasing equalization process has been finished and the adsorption process is to be subsequently performed; and transferring a non-adsorbed gas from an upper portion of the first adsorption tower to the upper portion of the second adsorption tower, thereby performing an adsorption and pressure lowering equalization process in the first adsorption tower and an adsorption and pressure increasing equalization process in the second adsorption tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Yukio Fujiwara, Tamotsu Kotani
  • Patent number: 9500683
    Abstract: An arbitration device comprises a determining unit that determines priority of each of a plurality of electrical devices according to at least either a position or an action status of a person present in a target area for control; and a calculating unit that calculates electrical power to be allotted to each of the electrical devices in such a way that a total of electrical power allotted to a plurality of the electrical devices is within a limit value and the electrical devices having the priority at high levels are allotted with electrical power on a priority basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio Fujiwara, Kenji Kameyama, Hidenori Tomono, Takeo Tsukamoto, Fumio Yoshizawa, Keisuke Konishi, Takanori Inadome, Hideaki Aratani, Juuta Kon, Hirotaka Nitta, Toshiki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20160290806
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a posture change determining unit that determines, based on an output value of an inertial sensor, whether a posture state of a moving object has changed; a reference orientation generating unit that, when it is determined that the posture state of the moving object has changed from a first posture state into a second posture state, generates a reference orientation corresponding to an orientation of the moving object at that time calculated from the output value of the inertial sensor; and an orientation error calculating unit that, when it is determined that the posture state of the moving object has changed from the second posture state into the first posture state, calculates an error of an orientation of the moving object according to the reference orientation, and an orientation at that time calculated from the output value of the inertial sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Keisuke KONISHI, Takeo TSUKAMOTO, Fumio YOSHIZAWA, Yusuke MATSUSHITA, Takanori INADOME, Kenji KAMEYAMA, Katsuya YAMAMOTO, Yukio FUJIWARA, Hideaki ARATANI, Ryohsuke KAMIMURA, Hiroto HIGUCHI, Daisuke HATA, Juuta KON, Tomoyo NARITA
  • Publication number: 20160273920
    Abstract: A direction estimating device estimates a user direction indicating a direction of a body of a user. The direction estimating device includes: a storage unit that stores direction information indicating a direction determined in advance as the user direction of when the user operates an input device with a particular attitude; a detecting unit that detects that the user is in the particular attitude; and an estimating unit that estimates the user direction based on the direction information when the user has been detected to be in the particular attitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Yusuke MATSUSHITA, Takeo TSUKAMOTO, Daisuke HATA, Hiroto HIGUCHI, Yukio FUJIWARA, Fumio YOSHIZAWA, Takanori INADOME, Ryohsuke KAMIMURA, Hideaki ARATANI, Kenji KAMEYAMA, Katsuya YAMAMOTO, Keisuke KONISHI, Juuta KON, Tomoyo NARITA
  • Publication number: 20160162000
    Abstract: A device registration apparatus includes: a transmitting unit that transmits, to an electric device, a state shift command for shifting the electric device to a specific state; a receiving unit that receives, from a power feed tap, tap identification information, electric-power information that indicates an electric power measured at each outlet, and outlet identification information for identifying an outlet that corresponds to each piece of the electric-power information; a determining unit that, when, in the electric-power information that is received during a predetermined time period after the state shift command is transmitted, electric power information of only one outlet indicates a change in an electric power when the electric device shifts to the specific state, determines that the electric device is connected to the outlet; and an associating unit that stores device identification information in association with outlet identification information on the outlet and the tap identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Yukio FUJIWARA, Hidenori TOMONO, Hideaki ARATANI
  • Publication number: 20160129620
    Abstract: The present invention provides a molding machine crosshead which uses one additional resin extruder and one base resin extruder that are connected to one annular flow channel of a crosshead unit at mutually different angular positions and which is configured to form a parison by adding an additional layer constituted by an additional resin from the additional resin extruder to a base layer constituted by a base resin supplied from the base resin extruder into the annular flow channel, the additional resin being a material different from the base resin, wherein the additional resin is formed in a linear shape along the longitudinal direction of the parison as part of the parison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Ryuichi KAWACHI, Yuji ITO, Toshinari TAKEYAMA, Yukio FUJIWARA
  • Patent number: 9207268
    Abstract: A type determination apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to chronologically acquire power consumption consumed by an electrical device; and a determination unit configured to determine that a type of the electrical device is a type to be determined in accordance with a reference pattern representing a predetermined pattern of a power fluctuation when a fluctuation pattern of the power consumption acquired for a duration equal to or more than a reference period of time is matched with the reference pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukio Fujiwara, Takeo Tsukamoto, Hidenori Tomono, Kenji Kameyama, Takanori Inadome, Hideaki Aratani, Yukiko Oshima, Hiroto Higuchi
  • Patent number: 8899954
    Abstract: In a crosshead, a pair of sheets (7) are formed by bisecting a parison (3) suspended from a resin flow passage (30) formed between a core (9) and a die (8) by causing a first dividing body (33) of a separator (5, 5a) provided on the core (9) or the die (8) to contact a second dividing body (40) provided on the core (9) or the die (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignees: The Japan Steel Works, Ltd., Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Ito, Ryuichi Kawachi, Naoto Saito, Yukio Fujiwara, Satoru Araya, Kazuhiro Ohtaki, Masahiro Niihori, Takatoshi Watanabe, Naoya Tabuchi, Wataru Iwase
  • Publication number: 20140266153
    Abstract: An arbitration device comprises a determining unit that determines priority of each of a plurality of electrical devices according to at least either a position or an action status of a person present in a target area for control; and a calculating unit that calculates electrical power to be allotted to each of the electrical devices in such a way that a total of electrical power allotted to a plurality of the electrical devices is within a limit value and the electrical devices having the priority at high levels are allotted with electrical power on a priority basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Yukio FUJIWARA, Kenji Kameyama, Hidenori Tomono, Takeo Tsukamoto, Fumio Yoshizawa, Keisuke Konishi, Takanori Inadome, Hideaki Aratani, Juuta Kon, Hirotaka Nitta, Toshiki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8795935
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photoconductor having a photosensitive layer and a crosslinked resin surface layer over a support, wherein shapes of concaves and convexes in a surface of the electrophotographic photoconductor are measured by a surface roughness/profile measuring device to obtain one-dimensional data arrays, the arrays are subjected to multiresolution analysis (MRA-1) through wavelet transformation to be separated into six frequency components including HHH, HHL, HMH, HML, HLH and HLL to obtain one-dimensional data arrays, the arrays of the HHL are thinned out to be reduced 1/10 to 1/100, thereby producing one-dimensional data arrays, which are then subjected to multiresolution analysis (MRA-2) through wavelet transformation to be separated into six frequency components including LHH, LHL, LMH, LML, LLH and LLL to thereby obtain 12 frequency components in total; and a center-line average roughness (WRa) of the 12 frequency components satisfies relationship (i) below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kami, Junichi Yamazaki, Yukio Fujiwara, Kazuhiro Egawa
  • Publication number: 20140114493
    Abstract: An environment control system comprising: a positioning system; and an electric facility control system, the positioning system comprising: at least one sensor configured to detect the location and the motion of the human being; and an operation unit configured to compute at least a value of a motion activity of the human being, the electric facility control system comprising: a determining unit configured to determine whether the human being is in a moving state or a resting state by comparing the value of the motion activity with a predetermined threshold value; and a controller configured to control the electric facility to change the environment of the given space, wherein the operation unit computes the value of the motion activity based on the operation result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Takeo TSUKAMOTO, Takanori Inadome, Hidenori Tomono, Yukio Fujiwara, Kenji Kameyama, Hideaki Aratani, Hiroto Higuchi, Yukiko Oshima
  • Publication number: 20140113016
    Abstract: In a crosshead, a pair of sheets (7) are formed by bisecting a parison (3) suspended from a resin flow passage (30) formed between a core (9) and a die (8) by causing a first dividing body (33) of a separator (5, 5a) provided on the core (9) or the die (8) to contact a second dividing body (40) provided on the core (9) or the die (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Yuji Ito, Ryuichi Kawachi, Naoto Saito, Yukio Fujiwara, Satoru Araya, Kazuhiro Ohtaki, Masahiro Niihori, Takatoshi Watanabe, Naoya Tabuchi, Wataru Iwase