Patents by Inventor Yukio Sugita

Yukio Sugita 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: 9415638
    Abstract: Provided is a decorative tire in which an ink composition including a colorant is directly applied onto the tire surface in order to improve the degree of flexibility in design. This decorative tire has a decorative printed layer formed on the tire surface, the decorative printed layer being a cured film of an active-energy-ray-curable ink composition including a colorant. The ink composition includes a monofunctional monomer having a glass transition point of ?30° C. or lower, and a polyfunctional monomer having a glass transition point of 0° C. or lower. Preferably, the ink composition further includes a monofunctional monomer having an alicyclic structure with a glass transition point between 0-110° C. inclusive. Preferably, a surface protection layer that protects the surface of the decorative printed layer is formed on the surface of the decorative printed layer. Also, preferably, a primer layer is formed between the tire surface and the decorative printed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuma Saito, Toshio Furutaka, Yukio Sugita, Yuki Nakamura, Kojiro Torisu, Akihiko Hajikano
  • Publication number: 20150030825
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: a pigment dispersion liquid for inkjet ink, which is stable for a long period of storage and which increases repellency to ink ejection surface. Disclosed is a pigment dispersion liquid for inkjet ink, comprising: a pigment; a pigment dispersing agent; and a compound having an ethylenically unsaturated double bond, wherein the pigment dispersing agent has an amine value of 20 mgKOH/g or less and an acid value of 10 mgKOH/g or less, contains one or more components selected from the group consisting of: a copolymer having a styrene-derived repeating unit, a repeating unit derived from an unsaturated fatty acid having 12 or more carbon atoms, and a repeating unit derived from a polyalkylene oxide having an ethylenically unsaturated double bond; a specific salt of the copolymer and an amine derivative of the copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Yukiko Ishima, Keishiro Yoshimori, Yukio Sugita
  • Publication number: 20150017398
    Abstract: Provided is an ink composition having excellent conformability even to a flexible base material to be printed. This active-energy-ray-curable ink composition comprises active-energy-ray-polymerizable monomers and an active-energy-ray polymerization initiator. The active-energy-ray-polymerizable monomers include: monomer A which is a monofunctional monomer having a glass transition point of ?30° C. or lower; and monomer B which is a polyfunctional monomer having a glass transition point of 0° C. or lower. Preferably, said monomer B is a bifunctional monomer having a glass transition point of ?30° C. or lower. Preferably, the active-energy-ray-polymerizable monomers further include monomer C which is a monofunctional monomer having an alicyclic structure with a glass transition point between 0-110° C. inclusive. The ink composition may also include a colorant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuma Saito, Toshio Furutaka, Yukio Sugita
  • Publication number: 20150010737
    Abstract: Provided is a decorative tire in which an ink composition including a colorant is directly applied onto the tire surface in order to improve the degree of flexibility in design. This decorative tire has a decorative printed layer formed on the tire surface, the decorative printed layer being a cured film of an active-energy-ray-curable ink composition including a colorant. The ink composition includes a monofunctional monomer having a glass transition point of ?30° C. or lower, and a polyfunctional monomer having a glass transition point of 0° C. or lower. Preferably, the ink composition further includes a monofunctional monomer having an alicyclic structure with a glass transition point between 0-110° C. inclusive. Preferably, a surface protection layer that protects the surface of the decorative printed layer is formed on the surface of the decorative printed layer. Also, preferably, a primer layer is formed between the tire surface and the decorative printed layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuma Saito, Toshio Furutaka, Yukio Sugita, Yuki Nakamura, Kojiro Torisu, Akihiko Hajikano
  • Patent number: 8841356
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ink composition which has superior storage stability, is resistant to bleeding, has good fixability to paper, and enables printing of a clear image. The ink composition includes a pigment dispersion containing a surface-treated pigment and a resin emulsion, wherein the surface-treated pigment is obtained by binding a functional group, having a larger calcium index than a calcium index of 1,2,3-benzenetricarboxylic acid, to the surface of a pigment; and the resin emulsion is adapted so that an aqueous solution containing 1 mass % of a solid content of the resin emulsion has a conductance of 300 ?S/cm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: DNP Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Shioda, Tatsuro Ishitobi, Takao Otomaru, Rumiko Matsuo, Masaki Inumaru, Yukio Sugita, Fumie Yamazaki, Naoki Shiraishi, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Ataru Miyata
  • Patent number: 8814335
    Abstract: An inkjet recording method characterized by adhering a receiving solution (A) to at least areas on a recording medium (R) which are to be printed with an inkjet ink (I) or the whole surface of the medium (R) which is to be printed, said receiving solution (A) being a solution obtained by dissolving (inclusive of dispersing) one or more metal salts (S) selected from among at least divalent, calcium salts, magnesium salts, nickel salts, aluminum salts, boron salts, and zinc salts and one or more resins (B) having hydrophilic groups in an aqueous solvent in such amounts that the concentrations of the metal salts (S) and the resins (B) fall within the range of 0.005 to 2.0 mol/l and within the range of 0.5 to 20 mass % respectively, and then applying the inkjet ink (1) to areas where the metal salts are present in an adhered state to carry out printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: DNP Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Inumaru, Takao Otomaru, Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Fumie Yamazaki, Naoki Shiraishi, Yoshiki Nozaka
  • Publication number: 20140132661
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet recording method which minimizes blur and achieves excellent fixing to a recoding medium. This inkjet recording method is characterized by adhering a receiving solution (A) to at least areas on a recording medium (R) which are to be printed with an inkjet ink (I) or the whole surface of the medium (R) which is to be printed, said receiving solution (A) being a solution obtained by dissolving (inclusive of dispersing) one or more metal salts (S) selected from among at least divalent, calcium salts, magnesium salts, nickel salts, aluminum salts, boron salts, and zinc salts and one or more resins (B) having hydrophilic groups in an aqueous solvent in such amounts that the concentrations of the metal salts (S) and the resins (B) fall within the range of 0.005 to 2.0 mol/l and within the range of 0.5 to 20 mass % respectively, and then applying the inkjet ink (I) to areas where the metal salts are present in an adhered state to carry out printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicants: DNP FINE CHEMICALS CO., LTD., DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki NOZAKA, Fumie YAMAZAKI, Mitsuyoshi TAMURA, Yukio SUGITA, Takao OTOMARU, Masaki INUMARU, Naoki SHIRAISHI
  • Publication number: 20140055520
    Abstract: An inkjet recording method which suppresses feathering and color bleeding and is excellent in fixability to a recording medium. The inkjet recording method includes the steps of applying an ink-receiving solution prepared by dissolving in an aqueous solvent at least one metal salt having a water solubility of 0.1 mol/l or more, selected from calcium salts, magnesium salts, nickel salts and zinc salts having a valence of 2 or more, to at least the surface to be printed by using an inkjet ink or the entire surface of a recording medium; and printing on the metal salt adhered part by using the inkjet ink comprising at least a pigment, a resin emulsion and an aqueous solvent containing a surfactant. Further, a phosphorus-containing group having at least one P—O or P?O bond is bound to the surface of the pigment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicants: DNP FINE CHEMICALS CO., LTD., DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Inumaru, Satoshi Shioda, Takao Otomaru, Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Fumie Yamazaki, Naoki Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 8557032
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide an inkjet recording oil green ink composition that excels more in terms of all the quality of prints, stability on printing, the ability of prints to be dried, and ink storage stability, and is capable of making wider a color reproduction area expressed by yellow and cyan. The inkjet recording oil green ink composition contains as an organic green pigment coloring agent C. I. Pigment Green 58 comprising a (poly) halogenated zinc phthalocyanine. The invention also provides an ink set comprises the inventive oil green ink composition and further includes at least an oil yellow ink composition and an oil cyan ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: The Inctec Inc.
    Inventors: Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Fumie Yamazaki, Mitsuteru Yamada, Naoki Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 8440744
    Abstract: The present invention is proposed is an oil-based white ink composition for ink jet recording, comprising a white pigment, a glycol ether dialkyl ether compound solvent, a polymeric dispersant, and a specific acrylic resin. The white pigment is formed of titanium oxide fine particles having an average particle diameter of not less than 0.15 ?m and not more than 0.25 ?m and coated with at least one of aluminum oxide and silicon oxide. The white pigment is further coated with not less than 0.01% by mass and not more than 2.5% by mass of at least one of an SiH-containing polysiloxane and dimethylpolysiloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: The Inctec Inc.
    Inventors: Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Mitsuteru Yamada, Fumie Yamazaki, Tamayo Okahira
  • Publication number: 20120308786
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ink composition which has superior storage stability, is resistant to bleeding, has good fixability to paper, and enables printing of a clear image. The ink composition includes a pigment dispersion containing a surface-treated pigment and a resin emulsion, wherein the surface-treated pigment is obtained by binding a functional group, having a larger calcium index than a calcium index of 1,2,3-benzenetricarboxylic acid, to the surface of a pigment; and the resin emulsion is adapted so that an aqueous solution containing 1 mass % of a solid content of the resin emulsion has a conductance of 300 ?S/cm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Satoshi Shioda, Tatsuro Ishitobi, Takao Otomaru, Rumiko Matsuo, Eiichi Miyata, Ataru Miyata, Masaki Inumaru, Yukio Sugita, Fumie Yamazaki, Naoki Shiraishi, Mitsuyoshi Tamura
  • Patent number: 8184333
    Abstract: Mirror sequential data supplied from an RIP are temporarily stored as divided data in memory banks of an intermediate memory. Thereafter, the stored mirror sequential data are read in blocks. Then, a transposition processor transposes a matrix of the mirror sequential data into frame sequential data, and supplies the frame sequential data to a DMD controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukio Sugita, Yoji Okazaki, Takao Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8008368
    Abstract: An oil-based ink composition for inkjet recording capable of exhibiting desired properties of drying after print, rubfastness and re-solubility is achieved by performing solubilization on an acrylic resin which is not easily dissolved conventionally. The oil-based ink composition for inkjet printing comprises glycol ether dialkyl ethers as a prime solvent; and an acrylic resin that results from solution polymerization in a solvent of the glycol ether dialkyl ethers by use of a radical polymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, The Inctec Inc.
    Inventors: Seiji Mochizuki, Makoto Otsuki, Masahiro Nakamura, Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Fumie Yamazaki, Tamayo Okahira
  • Publication number: 20110135009
    Abstract: A moving picture compression apparatus includes: a thinning-out processing section which, by selectively taking out numerals from a series of numerals of each image data constituting a compression target data that represents a moving picture by a series of image data each of which represents a still image by a series of numerals, creates a first data comprising a series of numerals which are selectively taken out and a second data comprising a series of remaining numerals for each image data, and shifts positions of numerals which are selectively taken out on the still image from corresponding positions in a temporally adjacent still image. The apparatus further includes: a first compression section which performs lossless compression on the first data; and a second compression section which performs lossy compression on the second data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukio Sugita
  • Patent number: 7897656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ink jet ink which is an oil-based white ink for ink jet recording containing (a) titanium oxide having an average particle size of 0.15 to 0.25 ?m, (b) a resin, (c) an organic solvent and (d) a nonionic surfactant, wherein the nonionic surfactant comprises at least one member selected from polyoxyethylene alkyl ethers and polyoxyethylene phenyl ethers. According to the invention, there can be provided an oil-based white ink for ink jet recording which is excellent in ejection stability and in recovery properties after standing for a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, The Inctec Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakamura, Seiji Mochizuki, Makoto Otsuki, Yukio Sugita, Shinichi Yoshimitsu
  • Patent number: 7899262
    Abstract: A data compression apparatus includes: a type determination section which determines a type of data to be compressed; a difference generation section which obtains a difference between adjacent values in a sequence of values forming data to be compressed, and generates new data to be compressed; and an offset section which offsets each value forming the new data to be compressed by a predetermined value. The apparatus further includes a division section which divides values of the data to be compressed whose values are offset into a higher order bit portion and a lower order bit portion at a predetermined number of division bits lower than the number of unit bits, thereby dividing the data to be compressed into higher order data including a sequence of higher order bit portions of the values and lower order data including a sequence of lower order bit portions of the values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yukio Sugita
  • Patent number: 7886581
    Abstract: The invention provides an oil-based ink composition for ink jet recording, which is best suited for printing onto polyvinyl chloride substrates, and improved in terms of both the stabilities of ink on storage and jetting, and a method for inspecting the same. The oil-based ink composition for ink jet recording comprises as a main solvent at least a specific polyalkylene glycol dialkyl ether and containing at least a specific quinacridone pigment component. That composition should be such that when a measuring sample comprising it is analyzed by means of high speed liquid chromatography under specific measuring conditions, the concentration of a component having a peak at the holding time of 10.3 minutes is 0.4 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, The Inctec Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Kozuchi, Kazuhiko Hara, Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Fumie Yamazaki, Mitsuteru Yamada
  • Publication number: 20110034596
    Abstract: The invention provides an oil-based ink composition for ink jet recording, which is best suited for printing onto polyvinyl chloride substrates, and improved in terms of both the stabilities of ink on storage and jetting, and a method for inspecting the same. The oil-based ink composition for ink jet recording comprises as a main solvent at least a specific polyalkylene glycol dialkyl ether and containing at least a specific quinacridone pigment component. That composition should be such that when a measuring sample comprising it is analyzed by means of high speed liquid chromatography under specific measuring conditions, the concentration of a component having a peak at the holding time of 10.3 minutes is 0.4 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicants: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, THE INCTEC INC.
    Inventors: Takashi KOZUCHI, Kazuhiko HARA, Yukio SUGITA, Mitsuyoshi TAMURA, Fumie YAMAZAKI, Mitsuteru YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20110007796
    Abstract: A moving picture compression transmission apparatus, a computer-readable storage medium storing a moving picture compression transmission program, and a moving picture compression transmission method, which are tolerant of data loss in transfer are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukio SUGITA
  • Publication number: 20110007976
    Abstract: The image data compression apparatus includes a reversible compression section that applies reversible compression processing to to-be-compressed data made of a series of numeric values; an irreversible compression section that applies irreversible compression processing to to-be-compressed data made of a series of numeric values; and a compression control section that causes, if a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value in plural pixel values representing plural pixels forming an image is within a range from a predetermined upper limit to a predetermined lower limit, the irreversible compression section to execute the irreversible compression processing for the plural pixel values as the to-be-compressed data, and that causes, if the difference is out of the range, the reversible compression section to execute the reversible compression processing for the plural pixel values as the to-be-compressed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukio SUGITA