Patents by Inventor Yutaka Takahashi

Yutaka Takahashi 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: 20190211713
    Abstract: The exhaust heat recovery system (1) comprises: an evaporator (2); an expander (3); a condenser (5); a circulation pump (7); a circulation flow path (6) for circulating a working medium therethrough; cooling medium piping (8) which is connected to the circulation flow path (6) and causes a portion of the working medium sent out from the circulation pump (7) to be diverted to flow into the condenser (5); a cooling-side opening/closing valve (13) for switching between a state in which the working medium can flow into the cooling medium piping (8) and a state in which the working medium cannot flow thereinto; and a control unit (10) for performing the switching control of the cooling-side opening/closing valve (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Kazuo TAKAHASHI, Shigeto ADACHI, Yutaka NARUKAWA, Kazumasa NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190204775
    Abstract: A powder container is for use with an image forming apparatus, and the image forming apparatus includes a driving protrusion that is rotatable and that protrudes toward an upstream side in an insertion direction in which the powder container is inserted. The powder container includes a container body to store powder, a cap attached to the container body, and a transmitted structure provided on the cap to contact the driving protrusion. The transmitted structure extends outward from an outer circumference of the powder container. The cap is rotatable relative to the container body in a predetermined angular range. The rotation of the cap relative to the container body is restricted so that the container body rotates along with the rotation of the cap when the rotation of the cap exceeds the predetermined angular range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuo TAKAMI, Kiyonori TSUDA, Ryoichi TERANISHI, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Toshio KOIKE, Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Junji YAMABE, Akihiro KAWAKAMI, Keinosuke KONDOH, Atsushi INOUE
  • Patent number: 10331061
    Abstract: A developing device includes a rotatable developing member carrying a developer containing toner and a carrier to a developing position and a magnet provided fixedly inside the rotatable developing member and including first and second magnetic poles. A cover portion opposes the rotatable developing member. A most upstream end of the cover portion is positioned downstream of an uppermost position of the rotatable developing member and upstream of a most upstream position of a half-width of magnetic flux density of the first magnetic pole, and a most downstream end of the cover portion is positioned downstream of a first peak position and upstream of a position where the magnetic flux density of the first magnetic pole is a minimum on a side downstream of the first peak position and upstream of a second peak position where magnetic flux density of the second magnetic pole is a maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masafumi Takahashi, Ryohei Terada, Yushi Sadamitsu, Yasuhiro Shimoi, Yutaka Koga, Yukihiro Soeta
  • Publication number: 20190172700
    Abstract: A film deposition method for depositing a silicon nitride film of selectively depositing on a flat surface of a substrate between minute recesses including a chlorine radical adsorbing step of supplying a chlorine containing gas that is activated onto a front surface of the substrate to cause the chlorine radical to be adsorbed entirely on the front surface of the substrate, a nitriding step of supplying a nitriding gas that is activated onto the substrate on which the chlorine radical adsorbs, causing the chlorine radical adsorbing on the flat surface, and nitride the flat surface from among the front surface of the substrate so as to form a silicon adsorption site, and a raw gas adsorbing step of supplying a raw gas that contains silicon and chlorine onto the substrate so as to cause the raw gas to adsorb onto the silicon adsorption site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kazumi KUBO, Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Hitoshi KATO
  • Publication number: 20190157991
    Abstract: A piezoelectric driving device includes a first substrate having cleavability, and a piezoelectric element placed above the first substrate, wherein a cleavage direction of the first substrate and a direction in which a shear force is applied do not coincide in a plan view of the first substrate. Further, an angle formed by the cleavage direction of the first substrate and the direction in which the shear force is applied is equal to or larger than 20° in the plan view of the first substrate. Furthermore, the first substrate contains silicon single crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka ARAKAWA, Akio KONISHI, Tomoaki TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10221753
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a radiator, a bypass passage, a first valve, a second valve, and a controller. Cooling water is circulated through the radiator independently of a cylinder block and a cylinder head of an engine. The radiator cools the cooling water. The cooling water is circulated through the bypass passage while bypassing the radiator. The first valve switches between an open state in which cooling water is circulated through the cylinder block and a closed state in which cooling water is not circulated through the cylinder block. The second valve receives cooling water circulated through the cylinder head and cooling water circulated through the cylinder block via the first valve. The second valve uses an intermediate opening to adjust a flow rate of cooling water circulated through the radiator and the bypass passage. The controller controls opening and closing of the first valve and the opening of the second valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Sakamoto, Itsumi Suda, Yusuke Yamauchi, Yutaka Takahashi, Yoshiyuki Kanesaka
  • Publication number: 20190051513
    Abstract: A method for depositing a silicon nitride film is provided to fill a recessed pattern formed in a surface of a substrate. In the method, a first adsorption blocking region is formed by adsorbing first chlorine radicals such that an amount of adsorption increases upward from a bottom portion of the recessed pattern. A source gas that contains silicon and chlorine adsorbs on an adsorption site where the first adsorption site is not formed. A molecular layer of a silicon nitride film is deposited so as to have a V-shaped cross section. A second adsorption blocking region is formed by adsorbing second chlorine radicals on the molecular layer of the silicon nitride film. The molecular layer of the silicon nitride film is modified by nitriding the molecular layer while removing the second adsorption blocking region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Hitoshi KATO, Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Kazumi KUBO
  • Publication number: 20190051511
    Abstract: A method for depositing a silicon nitride film is provided. In the method, an adsorption blocking region is formed such that a chlorine-containing gas conformally adsorbs on a surface of a substrate by adsorbing chlorine radicals on the surface of the substrate. A source gas that contains silicon and chlorine is adsorbed on the adsorption blocking region adsorbed on the surface of the substrate. A silicon nitride film is deposited on the surface of the substrate by supplying a nitriding gas activated by plasma to the source gas adsorbed on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Hitoshi KATO, Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Kazumi KUBO
  • Publication number: 20190051512
    Abstract: A method for depositing a silicon nitride film is provided to fill a recessed pattern formed in a surface of a substrate with a silicon nitride film. In the method, a first silicon nitride film is deposited in the recessed pattern formed in the surface of the substrate. The first silicon nitride film has a V-shaped cross section decreasing its film thickness upward from a bottom portion of the recessed pattern. A second silicon nitride film conformal to a surface shape of the first silicon nitride film is deposited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Hitoshi KATO, Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Kazumi KUBO
  • Patent number: 10203650
    Abstract: A powder container is insertable in an image forming apparatus. The powder container includes a plurality of transmitted surfaces, at least one of the transmitted surfaces being configured to contact a first protrusion of the image forming, apparatus, the first protrusion being rotatable and protruding toward an upstream side in an insertion direction in which the powder container is inserted. The transmitted surfaces stand outward from an outer circumference of the powder container so that one of the transmitted surfaces is connected to another transmitted surface adjacent to the one of the transmitted surfaces by an inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Takami, Kiyonori Tsuda, Ryoichi Teranishi, Junichi Matsumoto, Toshio Koike, Yutaka Takahashi, Junji Yamabe, Akihiro Kawakami, Keinosuke Kondoh, Atsushi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10197948
    Abstract: A developing device, including: a developer containing toner and carrier; and developer bearer configured to have surface thereof bear the developer and endlessly move, and to develop latent image over surface of latent image bearer by supplying toner in developer to latent image in developing region facing the latent image bearer, wherein carrier contains fine particles, value X in volume resistivity R (=10X) (?·cm) of carrier is 11.5-16.0, developer bearer includes: magnetic field generating unit including a plurality of magnetic poles; and developing sleeve having a cylindrical shape enclosing magnetic field generating unit, and configured to bear developer over outer circumferential surface of cylindrical shape by magnetic force of the magnetic field generating unit and perform surface moving by rotating relative to developing device body, and developing device includes developing sleeve voltage applying unit configured to apply AC component-containing voltage to developing sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Koichi Sakata, Hiroshi Tohmatsu, Toyoaki Tano, Kenichi Mashiko, Mariko Takii, Hiroyuki Kishida, Yoshihiro Murasawa, Keinosuke Kondoh, Toshio Koike, Yutaka Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10170300
    Abstract: A protective film forming method is provided. In the method, an oxide film of either an organic metal compound or an organic metalloid compound is deposited on a flat surface region between adjacent recessed shapes formed in a surface of a substrate. Then, a lateral portion of the oxide film deposited on the flat surface region is removed by etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Shogo Tsukazawa, Chihhsiang Hsiao, Masafumi Ishida, Yutaka Takahashi, Atsushi Endo
  • Publication number: 20180329358
    Abstract: A powder container is insertable in an image forming apparatus. The powder container includes a plurality of transmitted surfaces, at least one of the transmitted surfaces being configured to contact a first protrusion of the linage forming apparatus, the first protrusion being rotatable and protruding toward an upstream side in an insertion direction in which the powder container is inserted. The transmitted surfaces stand outward from an outer circumference of the powder container so that one of the transmitted surfaces is connected to another transmitted surface adjacent to the one of the transmitted surfaces by an inclined surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Nobuo Takami, Kiyonori Tsuda, Ryoichi Teranishi, Junichi Matsumoto, Toshio Koike, Yutaka Takahashi, Junji Yamabe, Akihiro Kawakami, Keinosuke Kondoh, Atsushi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10071540
    Abstract: A resin-junction body includes a first resin member, a second resin member including a concave portion and laminated on the first resin member so as to contact the first resin member at a contact surface. The concave portion comprises a bottom face on a first resin member side. The resin-junction body further includes a joining layer that joins the first resin member and the second resin member and that extends from the bottom face towards the first resin member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20180237912
    Abstract: A film deposition method is provided for filling a recessed pattern formed in a surface of a substrate with a film. In the method, an adsorption blocking group is formed by adsorbing chlorine gas activated by plasma on a top surface of the substrate and an upper portion of the recessed pattern. A source gas that contains one of silicon and a metal, and chlorine, is adsorbed on a lower portion of the recessed pattern where the adsorption blocking group is not formed, by supplying the source gas to the surface of the substrate including the recessed pattern. A molecular layer of a nitride film produced by a reaction of the source gas and a nitriding gas is deposited on the lower portion of the trench by supplying the nitriding gas to the surface of the substrate including the recessed pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Masahiro MURATA, Hitoshi KATO
  • Patent number: 10048644
    Abstract: A powder container is insertable in an image forming apparatus, and includes a main-body interlocking portion that is rotatable and protrudes toward an upstream side in an insertion direction in which the powder container is inserted, the image forming apparatus including an identifier protrusion that protrudes toward the upstream side in the insertion direction to identify a type of the powder container. The powder container includes a container interlocking portion configured to interlock with the main-body interlocking portion; and an interlocked portion configured to interlock with the identifier protrusion. The interlocked portion is provided in a front end of the powder container in the insertion direction. The container interlocking portion stands outward from an outer circumference of the powder container. The container interlocking portion and the interlocked portion are rotated integrally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuo Takami, Kiyonori Tsuda, Ryoichi Teranishi, Junichi Matsumoto, Toshio Koike, Yutaka Takahashi, Junji Yamabe, Akihiro Kawakami, Keinosuke Kondoh, Atsushi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20180204716
    Abstract: A protective film forming method is provided. In the method, substantially an entire surface of a silicon-containing underfilm is terminated with fluorine by supplying a fluorine-containing gas to the silicon-containing underfilm formed on a substrate having a surface including a plurality of recesses and a flat surface provided between the adjacent recesses. A surface of the silicon-containing underfilm formed on the flat surface of the substrate is nitrided by supplying a nitriding gas converted to plasma to the silicon-containing underfilm terminated with fluorine such that a silicon adsorption site is formed on the surface of the silicon-containing underfilm formed on the flat surface of the substrate. A silicon-containing gas is adsorbed on the silicon adsorption site by supplying the silicon-containing gas to the silicon-containing underfilm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Masahiro MURATA
  • Patent number: 10026606
    Abstract: A method for depositing a silicon nitride film is provided. A nitrided adsorption site is formed in a recess formed in a surface of a substrate by supplying an ammonia-containing gas to the substrate for nitriding the surface of the substrate including the recess. A non-adsorption site is formed in a predetermined upper area of the recess by adsorbing a chlorine-containing gas on the nitride adsorption site in the predetermined upper area by physical adsorption. The predetermined upper area ranges from an upper end of the recess to a predetermined depth of the recess. A silicon-containing gas is adsorbed on the nitride adsorption site other than the predetermined upper area so as to deposit a silicon nitride film by a chemical reaction between the adsorbed ammonia-containing gas and the adsorbed silicon-containing gas. The nitride adsorption site includes a bottom surface of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Yutaka Takahashi, Masahiro Murata
  • Patent number: 10009271
    Abstract: It is determined whether or not the address of a first type specified in an address resolution query is an address that allows direct routing to a first network. If the direct routing is determined to be allowed, a routing table is configured such that a packet including, as a destination, the address of a second type obtained by the address resolution query is forwarded to the first network. If the direct routing is determined not to be allowed, the routing table is configured such that a packet including the obtained address of the second type as a destination is forwarded to a second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiko Takenaka, Kunikazu Matsumoto, Daisuke Shinomiya, Yutaka Takahashi, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Patent number: 9939758
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer container to contain developer including toner and magnetic carrier, the developer container; a developer bearer to carry, by rotation, the developer to a developing range facing a latent image bearer; a communication opening in a wall defining the developer container; a toner conveyance passage connected to the communication opening; and a cylindrical magnet having a magnetic pole arrangement parallel to an axis of the cylindrical magnet. The cylindrical magnet is disposed to enclose a space overlapping with the communication opening on a cross section perpendicular to the axis of the cylindrical magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Adachi, Akira Fujimori, Yutaka Takahashi, Daisuke Hamada