Patents by Inventor Yusuke Fukuda

Yusuke Fukuda 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: 20210080869
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit, an electrostatic image forming unit, a developing unit that includes an electrostatic image developer and develops the electrostatic image with the electrostatic image developer, a transfer unit, a fixing unit, a replenishment toner container that includes a replenishment toner that is to be supplied into the developing unit and discharges the replenishment toner by rotation of the replenishment toner container, a replenishment toner container mounting unit that holds the replenishment toner container and rotates the replenishment toner container, and a toner supply pass that connects the replenishment toner container mounting unit to the developing unit. The replenishment toner includes toner particles and silica particles having a number average particle size of 110 nm to 130 nm, a large-diameter-side number particle size distribution index (upper GSDp) of less than 1.080, and an average circularity of 0.94 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Ota, Yusuke Fukuda, Masataka Kuribayashi, Katsuyuki Kitajima
  • Patent number: 10948848
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit, an electrostatic image forming unit, a developing unit that includes an electrostatic image developer and develops the electrostatic image with the electrostatic image developer, a transfer unit, a fixing unit, a replenishment toner container that includes a replenishment toner that is to be supplied into the developing unit and discharges the replenishment toner by rotation of the replenishment toner container, a replenishment toner container mounting unit that holds the replenishment toner container and rotates the replenishment toner container, and a toner supply pass that connects the replenishment toner container mounting unit to the developing unit. The replenishment toner includes toner particles and silica particles having a number average particle size of 110 nm to 130 nm, a large-diameter-side number particle size distribution index (upper GSDp) of less than 1.080, and an average circularity of 0.94 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Ota, Yusuke Fukuda, Masataka Kuribayashi, Katsuyuki Kitajima
  • Patent number: 10892463
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a positive electrode current collector attached to an electrode group, a sealing body including a lid plate and a positive electrode terminal, and a current collecting lead interposed between the positive electrode current collector and the sealing body, and joined to the positive electrode current collector and the sealing body. The current collecting lead has a top wall located on a side of the sealing body, a bottom wall facing the top wall, and located on a side of the positive electrode current collector, and a pair of side walls and extending between a side edge of the top wall and a side edge of the bottom wall, and facing each other. The top wall includes faced parts and facing the bottom wall, and extension parts extending outward from the faced parts, and the extension parts are joined to the lid plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomomi Yokosawa, Yusuke Fukuda, Hiroyuki Shibaoka
  • Publication number: 20200301311
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier; a charging unit that charges a surface of the image carrier; an electrostatic image forming unit that forms an electrostatic image on the charged surface of the image carrier; a developing unit that includes a container and a supply member and develops the electrostatic image formed on the surface of the image carrier to form a toner image, the container containing an electrostatic image developer that contains an electrostatic image developing toner and a carrier, the supply member having in a circumferential surface thereof plural grooves extending in a direction intersecting a direction of rotation of the supply member, the electrostatic image being developed with the electrostatic image developer; a transfer unit that transfers the toner image formed on the surface of the image carrier to a recording medium; and a fixing unit that fixes the toner image transferred to the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Koide, Yusuke Fukuda, Katsuyuki Kitajima, Yasuhisa Morooka
  • Publication number: 20200292964
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developing section that includes a container containing an electrostatic charge image developer including toner and a carrier and also includes a transporter, the transporter having a rotary shaft and helical blades on the outer circumferential surface of the rotary shaft with a phase shift therebetween, the helical blades having a break zone, a zone in which the helical blades are discontinuous along the axis of the rotary shaft; a transfer section; and a fixing section. The toner satisfies the following relations: (ln ?(T1)?ln ?(T2))/(T1?T2)??0.14; (ln ?(T2)?ln ?(T3))/(T2?T3)??0.15; and (ln ?(T1)?ln ?(T2))/(T1?T2)<(ln ?(T2)?ln ?(T3))/(T2?T3), where ?(T1) represents the viscosity of the toner at 60° C., ?(T2) represents the viscosity of the toner at 90° C., and ?(T3) represents the viscosity of the toner at 130° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Kitajima, Takafumi Koide, Yusuke Fukuda, Yasuhisa Morooka
  • Patent number: 10719041
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit that charges the surface of the image holding member, an electrostatic charge image forming unit that forms an electrostatic charge image on the charged surface of the image holding member, a developing unit that includes a developer containing toner particles containing a release agent having a melting temperature ranging from 60° C. to 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Igarashi, Naoki Ota, Yusuke Fukuda, Makoto Kamisaki, Yasuhisa Morooka, Jun Sekiya, Teppei Yawada, Masataka Kuribayashi, Takafumi Koide, Katsuyuki Kitajima, Shota Oshima
  • Patent number: 10656558
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier; a charging section that charges the surface of the image carrier; an electrostatic-charge-image-forming section that forms an electrostatic charge image on the charged surface of the image carrier; a developing section that contains toner for electrostatic charge image development and develops the electrostatic charge image on the surface of the image carrier into a toner image using the toner; a replenishment toner supplying section that supplies the toner to the developing section, the replenishment toner supplying section including a replenishment toner cartridge, the replenishment toner cartridge containing the toner, having a cap and a body, and detachably attached to the image forming apparatus, the cap being at a first axial end of the replenishment toner cartridge and having an outlet for the replenishment toner to be ejected therethrough, whereas the body having a ridged portion by which the toner inside is moved in the direction from a second axi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Morooka, Takafumi Koide, Yusuke Fukuda, Katsuyuki Kitajima
  • Patent number: 10651038
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor layer of silicon carbide including a plurality of layers disposed on a main surface side; an electrode layer that is one of the plurality of layers, wherein the electrode layer has an electrode connecting surface to which a conductive connecting member is connected, and the electrode layer is composed mainly of silver; and a first metal layer that is a layer, different from the electrode layer, among the plurality of layers, wherein the first metal layer has a first bonding surface bonded onto the electrode layer such that the electrode connecting surface is exposed to an outside, and a second bonding surface electrically connected to the semiconductor layer, and the first metal layer is composed mainly of titanium carbide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SHINDENGEN ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10619039
    Abstract: A polypropylene resin composition including 100 parts by weight of basic components including a polypropylene resin (A) with a propylene polymer, the propylene polymer having a MFR of 10 to 300 g/10 min and containing 98 mol % or more of structural units derived from propylene, an ethylene.?-olefin copolymer (B) having an ethylene content of 65 to 90 mol %, and optionally an inorganic filler (E); 0.2 to 1 part by weight of a fatty acid amide (C); and 0.2 to 1 part by weight of a surfactant (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: PRIME POLYMER CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Fukuda, Kenichi Hayakawa, Yoshinobu Hatano
  • Patent number: 10613466
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier; a charging unit that charges a surface of the image carrier; an electrostatic image forming unit that forms an electrostatic image on the charged surface of the image carrier; a developing unit that contains an electrostatic image developing toner and develops the electrostatic image formed on the surface of the image carrier with the electrostatic image developing toner to form a toner image; a transfer unit that transfers the toner image formed on the surface of the image carrier to a recording medium; a cleaning unit that removes the electrostatic image developing toner remaining on the surface of the image carrier; a first supply unit that has a replenishment toner transport path for transporting a replenishment toner for the electrostatic image developing toner and supplies the replenishment toner to the developing unit; a second supply unit that collects the electrostatic image developing toner removed by the cleaning unit, that has a collected toner
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Fukuda, Takafumi Koide, Katsuyuki Kitajima, Yasuhisa Morooka
  • Publication number: 20200099036
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a positive electrode current collector attached to an electrode group, a sealing body including a lid plate and a positive electrode terminal, and a current collecting lead interposed between the positive electrode current collector and the sealing body, and joined to the positive electrode current collector and the sealing body. The current collecting lead has a top wall located on a side of the sealing body, a bottom wall facing the top wall, and located on a side of the positive electrode current collector, and a pair of side walls and extending between a side edge of the top wall and a side edge of the bottom wall, and facing each other. The top wall includes faced parts and facing the bottom wall, and extension parts extending outward from the faced parts, and the extension parts are joined to the lid plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tomomi Yokosawa, Yusuke Fukuda, Hiroyuki Shibaoka
  • Publication number: 20200064760
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit that charges the surface of the image holding member, an electrostatic charge image forming unit that forms an electrostatic charge image on the charged surface of the image holding member, a developing unit that includes a developer containing toner particles containing a release agent having a melting temperature ranging from 60° C. to 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro IGARASHI, Naoki OTA, Yusuke FUKUDA, Makoto KAMISAKI, Yasuhisa MOROOKA, Jun SEKIYA, Teppei YAWADA, Masataka KURIBAYASHI, Takafumi KOIDE, Katsuyuki KITAJIMA, Shota OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190379019
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an outer can, a sealing body sealing an opening of the outer can, an electrode group housed together with an electrolyte inside the outer can, and a positive electrode current collector arranged between the electrode group and the sealing body. The positive electrode current collector has a current collector center through hole provided at a position facing an electrode group through hole of the electrode group. The sealing body includes a lid plate having an exhaust hole at the center, a valve body arranged at a position closing the exhaust hole from the outside of the lid plate, and a positive electrode terminal electrically connected to the lid plate and housing inside with the valve body pressed toward the lid plate. An inner diameter dimension DC of the current collector center through hole of the positive electrode current collector is equal to or less than an inner diameter dimension DL of the exhaust hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yusuke Fukuda, Hiroyuki Shibaoka, Isao Mugima, Tomomi Yokosawa
  • Patent number: 10488773
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a developing device, and a supplying device including a storage unit and a transport unit, wherein the storage unit stores toner and includes a bag having a flexible material, the transport unit uses suction pressure to transport the toner from the storage unit and supplies to the developing device, the toner contains an amorphous polyester resin, toner particles of the toner have a weight average molecular weight Mw and a number average molecular weight Mn, the weight average molecular weight Mw is in a range of 25,000 to 60,000, a ratio Mw/Mn is in a range the range of 5 to 10, a ratio (P2/P1) of a peak height of an absorption peak of the toner particles at a wavenumber of 820 cm?1 (P2) to a peak height of the absorption peak at a wavenumber of 720 cm?1 (P1) is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Koide, Masataka Kuribayashi, Yusuke Fukuda, Katsuyuki Kitajima, Teppei Yawada, Shota Oshima
  • Patent number: 10466607
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging device that charges a surface of the image holding member, an electrostatic charge image forming device that forms an electrostatic charge image on the charged surface of the image holding member, a developing device that has an electrostatic charge image developer containing an electrostatic charge image developing toner and that develops the electrostatic charge image to form a toner image on the surface of the image holding member, and a transfer device that transfers the toner image onto a recording medium, wherein the transfer device includes a belt member and a transfer member, the belt member has an outer surface that contacts the image holding member, and the belt member is winding around the image holding member and the transfer member; and the toner has a binder resin containing an amorphous polyester resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Koide, Masataka Kuribayashi, Yusuke Fukuda, Katsuyuki Kitajima, Teppei Yawada, Shota Oshima, Masahiro Uchida
  • Publication number: 20190294066
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a developing device, and a supplying device including a storage unit and a transport unit, wherein the storage unit stores toner and includes a bag having a flexible material, the transport unit uses suction pressure to transport the toner from the storage unit and supplies to the developing device, the toner contains an amorphous polyester resin, a toner particles has a weight average molecular weight Mw and a number average molecular weight Mn, the weight average molecular weight Mw is in the range of 25,000 to 60,000, the ratio Mw/Mn is in the range of 5 to 10, the ratio (P2/P1) of the peak height of the absorption peak of the toner particles at a wavenumber of 820 cm?1 (P2) to the peak height of the absorption peak at a wavenumber of 720 cm?1 (P1) is 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi KOIDE, Masataka KURIBAYASHI, Yusuke FUKUDA, Katsuyuki KITAJIMA, Teppei YAWADA, Shota OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190286045
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit, an electrostatic charge image forming unit, a developing unit, a transfer unit, and a cleaning unit having a cleaning blade that is in contact with the surface of the image holding member to clean the surface of the image holding member, wherein in the cleaning device, a variation in a load applied by the cleaning blade to the image holding member in a slide test is 1.5 gf/mm or less, wherein in the slide test, an image holding member which has a diameter of 30 mm and with which the cleaning blade is in contact at a contact angle of 23° and a pressing pressure of 4.0 gf/mm is rotated 100,000 times at a rotational speed of 175 mm/sec to slide the cleaning blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka KURIBAYASHI, Takafumi KOIDE, Yusuke FUKUDA, Katsuyuki KITAJIMA, Makoto KAMISAKI, Teppei YAWADA, Shota OSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10403497
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a silicon carbide semiconductor device includes, in order: polishing a silicon carbide semiconductor base body from a second main surface side thus forming unevenness on a second main surface; forming a thin metal film made of metal capable of forming a metal carbide on the second main surface of the silicon carbide semiconductor base body; irradiating a laser beam which falls within a visible region or within an infrared region to the thin metal film so as to heat the thin metal film thus forming a metal carbide on a boundary face between the silicon carbide semiconductor base body and the thin metal film; etching a metal containing byproduct layer possibly formed on a surface side of the metal carbide by a non-oxidizing chemical solution thus exposing a surface of the metal carbide; and forming a cathode electrode on the metal carbide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHINDENGEN ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Fukuda, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Shunichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10394179
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit, an electrostatic charge image forming unit, a developing unit, a transfer unit, and a cleaning unit having a cleaning blade that is in contact with the surface of the image holding member to clean the surface of the image holding member, wherein in the cleaning device, a variation in a load applied by the cleaning blade to the image holding member in a slide test is 1.5 gf/mm or less, wherein in the slide test, an image holding member which has a diameter of 30 mm and with which the cleaning blade is in contact at a contact angle of 23° and a pressing pressure of 4.0 gf/mm is rotated 100,000 times at a rotational speed of 175 mm/sec to slide the cleaning blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka Kuribayashi, Takafumi Koide, Yusuke Fukuda, Katsuyuki Kitajima, Makoto Kamisaki, Teppei Yawada, Shota Oshima
  • Patent number: 10254549
    Abstract: A head-mounted display includes an image forming part, a half mirror reflecting a part of an image light emitted by the image forming part toward an optical pupil position, and a wall part. Given that an intersection point between the half mirror and an optical axis of the image light is defined as a first intersection point, an intersection point between the wall part and the optical axis is defined as a second intersection point, a distance between the first intersection point and the second intersection point is defined as a first distance, and an angle at which the wall part inclines with respect to the optical axis is defined as a first angle, the first angle and the first distance are set such that the image light passed through the half mirror and reflected by the wall part reaches a position different from an optical pupil position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomomi Katano, Yusuke Fukuda