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: 7853077
    Abstract: A data compression apparatus has: first difference creating section that creates first difference data including a succession of numerical values representing differences between adjacent numerical values on numerical values constituting the color data; second difference creating section that creates second difference data including a succession of numerical values representing a difference between first difference data and another first difference data of respectively different color data; offset section that offsets the numerical values of individual difference data by a predetermined value; dividing section that divides the individual numerical values into upper order data comprising a succession of numerical values of the upper order unit bit portion and lower order data comprising a succession of numerical values of the lower order of unit bit portion; upper order data compression section and lower order data compression section that respectively apply reversible compression processing to the upper order
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yukio Sugita
  • Publication number: 20100310147
    Abstract: A data transfer system capable of avoiding slowdown of processing while protecting contents of data to be transmitted is provided. The data transfer system includes a transmitting apparatus that transmits data and a receiving apparatus that receives the transmitted data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukio SUGITA
  • Patent number: 7826670
    Abstract: There are provided a data compression apparatus and a data compression program capable of performing new and preferable compression processing applicable to compression of CT data. They are provided with: a thinning processing section which creates, by cyclically thinning out a numeric value from the sequence of numeric values constituting the data to be compressed, first data to be compressed which is constituted by a sequence of the numeric values taken out from the data to be compressed by the thinning out, and second data to be compressed which is constituted by a sequence of the remaining numeric values; a lossless compression section which performs lossless compression processing for the first data to be compressed which has been created by the thinning processing section; and a lossy compression section which performs lossy compression processing for the second data to be compressed which has been created by the thinning processing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Yukio Sugita
  • Publication number: 20100259631
    Abstract: In order to provide a data compression apparatus, a data compression program and an image-taking apparatus estimating the compression ratio and being adequate for reducing an operation time, a differential generation section that determines, for a series of numerical values of to-be-compressed data of a series of numerical values, a difference between numerical values adjacent to each other directly or with a given space therebetween, to generate new compressed data of a series of numerical values each representing the difference, a compression section that subjects the compressed data generated to compression processing, and an estimation section that determines a concentration degree indicating concentration of respective numerical values of the to-be-compressed data generated on a numerical value representing a difference “0”, and estimates a compression degree used when the compressed data is compressed by the compression section, such that the higher the concentration degree is, the higher the compressio
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukio Sugita
  • Patent number: 7806972
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide an oil ink set capable of obtaining images having high color reproduction capabilities and high color saturation in particular. The oil ink set of the invention comprises a firsts a second, and a third oil ink having a wavelength region in which the reflectivity of each oil ink on a recording medium changes from 80% to 5% in the wavelength range of 400 nm to 700 nm. In this wavelength region, the reflectivity of the first oil ink is continuously higher than that of the first oil ink, and in the wavelength in which the reflectivity of the second oil ink changes from 80% to 5%, the reflectivity of the third oil ink is continuously higher than that of the second oil ink. Moreover, the coloring materials in the first, the second and the third oil inks are all different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: The Intec Inc.
    Inventors: Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Fumie Yamazaki, Mitsuteru Yamada, Naoki Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 7773820
    Abstract: A data compression apparatus includes a thinning section that thins numerical values from a succession of values constituting compressed data to create first and second compressed data; a reversible compression section for the first compressed data; a detecting section that detects an edge portion of the image; and a non-reversible compression section that processes the second compressed data based on a result of the edge detection. When the detecting section detects no edge portion, the non-reversible compression section outputs a predetermined code of a number of bits. When the detecting section detects the edge portion, the non-reversible compression section outputs a first value based on image numerical value when involved with a predetermined positional relation expressed by a first number of bits and a second value expressed by a few number of bits than the first number when the image numerical value is not involved with a predetermined positional relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yukio Sugita
  • Publication number: 20100185096
    Abstract: Power consumption is suppressed when received power is insufficient for wireless power feed to an ultrasonic probe. The ultrasonic probe includes: plural ultrasonic transducers for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves; a signal processing unit for performing signal processing on reception signals outputted from the plural ultrasonic transducers to generate a transfer signal; an energy conversion unit for converting energy wirelessly fed from a power feeding device into electric energy; a power receiving status detecting unit for detecting an amount of the energy wirelessly fed from the power feeding device, and determining whether or not the ultrasonic probe is within a region where the energy wirelessly fed from the power feeding device can be received; and a transmitting unit for transmitting a determination result of the power receiving status detecting unit to the power feeding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukiya Miyachi, Tomohiro Nishino, Yukio Sugita
  • Patent number: 7754784
    Abstract: An oil-based ink composition for inkjet printers contains a fixing polymer and a solvent represented by the following formula (1): wherein X1 represents an alkyl group, X2 represents a hydrogen atom or alkyl group, and n stands for an integer of from 1 to 4. The fixing polymer is an acrylic polymer obtained by subjecting an acrylic monomer to solution polymerization with a radical polymerization initiator in the solvent. A production process of the oil-based ink composition is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: The Inctec Inc.
    Inventors: Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Mitsuteru Yamada, Tamayo Okahira
  • Publication number: 20100174013
    Abstract: The inventive oil base ink composition for ink jet recording has a binder resin, a dispersant and at least C.I. Pigment Yellow 213 as an organic pigment contained in an organic solvent comprising a specific polyalkylene glycol dialkyl ether and a specific cyclic ester, and having a boiling point of 150° C. to 280° C. This ink composition is highly safe for the human body, ensures that print quality is maintained over extended periods of time, and is improved in weather resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: THE INCTEC INC.
    Inventors: Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Mitsuteru Yamada, Fumie Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20100105807
    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: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: The Inctec Inc.
    Inventors: Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Mitsuteru Yamada, Fumie Yamazaki, Tamayo Okahira
  • Patent number: 7684629
    Abstract: According to a data compression apparatus for compressing data such as image data, there is determined a difference between adjacent numerical values on the continuity of numerical values constituting data to be compressed. Of the numerical values appearing in the difference data, only the numerical value “YY” is encoded. There is performed such a coding that a continued number Z of the numerical value “YY” is expressed with different bit numbers in accordance with Z<128 or z?128. In the coding, when data to be compressed is concerned with the binary data represented by only two sorts of numerical values, there is created new data to be compressed, which consists of continued numerical values represented by a unit bit number, in such a manner that the two sorts of numerical values are discriminated in one bit and the continuity of the one bit is expressed for unit bit number on a batch basis, and the created new data is transferred to the first data compression section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yukio Sugita
  • Publication number: 20090235843
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide an oil ink set capable of obtaining images having high color reproduction capabilities and high color saturation in particular. The oil ink set of the invention comprises a firsts a second, and a third oil ink having a wavelength region in which the reflectivity of each oil ink on a recording medium changes from 80% to 5% in the wavelength range of 400 nm to 700 nm. In this wavelength region, the reflectivity of the first oil ink is continuously higher than that of the first oil ink, and in the wavelength in which the reflectivity of the second oil ink changes from 80% to 5%, the reflectivity of the third oil ink is continuously higher than that of the second oil ink. Moreover, the coloring materials in the first, the second and the third oil inks are all different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: THE INCTEC INC.
    Inventors: Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Fumie Yamazaki, Mitsuteru Yamada, Naoki Shiraishi
  • Publication number: 20090239980
    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: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: THE INCTEC INC.
    Inventors: Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Fumie Yamazaki, Mitsuteru Yamada, Naoki Shiraishi
  • Publication number: 20090074401
    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: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Sugita, Yoji Okazaki, Takao Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20090030121
    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 16, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicants: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, THE INCTEC INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Kozuchi, Kazuhiko Hara, Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura, Fumie Yamazaki, Mitsuteru Yamada
  • Publication number: 20080194754
    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: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicants: THE INCTECK CORPORATION, SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakamura, Seiji Mochizuki, Makoto Otsuki, Yukio Sugita, Shinichi Yoshimitsu
  • Patent number: 7393398
    Abstract: An oil-based ink for piezoelectric inkjet printers contains a binder resin, a pigment and a solvent. The solvent contains a cyclic ester and a compound represented by the following formula (1): wherein X1 represents an alkyl group, X2 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, and n stands for an integer of from 1 to 4. The amount of the cyclic ester is from 1 to 60 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the compound represented by the formula (1). Preferably, the cyclic ester is a compound represented by the following formula (2): wherein X3 and X4 each independently represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-7 alkyl or alkenyl group, and m stands for an integer of from 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: The Inctec Inc.
    Inventors: Yukio Sugita, Mitsuyoshi Tamura
  • Publication number: 20080025620
    Abstract: A data compression apparatus and a data compressing program storage medium attain a high compression rate and a high-speed compression speed in a binary image data compressing process. A data compression apparatus which performs a data compressing process on data to be compressed and formed by a sequence of values each expressed by a 1-bit value includes: a data conversion section which generates new data to be compressed, formed by a sequence of values each expressed by a 1-bit value that indicates whether or not an adjacent value is an equal value in the sequence of values; and a data compression section which performs a compressing process on the new data generated by the data conversion section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yukio Sugita
  • Publication number: 20080010309
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yukio Sugita
  • Patent number: RE41609
    Abstract: A printhead of an ink jet printer includes plural ejection nozzles for ejecting ink. In an ink ejection inspecting method for the printhead, the ejection nozzles are photographed in the printhead, to output image data. The image data is analyzed by the pattern recognition, to output analysis result information. According to this, it is judged whether an ejecting state of the ejection nozzles is acceptable or unacceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Yukio Sugita