Patents by Inventor Akihiko Inoue

Akihiko Inoue 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: 10604381
    Abstract: A passenger conveyor lifting device lifts a unit that includes a frame body constituting at least one lengthwise direction part of a main frame of a passenger conveyor, and a unit device supported by the frame body. The lifting device includes a lifting attachment fitting and a lifting rope. The lifting attachment fitting includes a pair of attachment bases attached detachably to respective upper surfaces of a pair of side frame portions constituting respective width direction end portions of the frame body, and a reinforcing member connecting the pair of attachment bases above the unit device disposed between the pair of side frame portions. The lifting rope lifts the unit while hooked to the respective side frame portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 10183895
    Abstract: Provided is a method for suppressing rear face oxidation and a lining structure, with which high airtightness and a great effect of suppressing rear face oxidation are obtained. The method for suppressing rear face oxidation of a carbon-containing refractory includes forming an adherent layer on a rear face of a carbon-containing refractory by applying an alkali metal silicate aqueous solution to the rear face and solidifying the alkali metal silicate aqueous solution. The alkali metal silicate aqueous solution contains an alkali metal oxide R2O (R is an alkali metal element) and SiO2 and has a molar ratio of SiO2 to the alkali metal oxide of 2.3 or more. The carbon-containing refractory is used at a high temperature of 400° C. or more and contains 1 mass % or more of carbon or a carbon compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Inoue, Yoshisato Kiyota
  • Patent number: 10138093
    Abstract: The passenger conveyor step flow adjusting apparatus includes: guiding pads that are disposed on two sides in a width direction of steps, and that contact facing wall surfaces of return path driving rails that are spaced apart in a width direction of a main frame, to suppress movement of the steps in the width direction; and a return path driving rail position adjusting portion that adjusts a position of each of the return path driving rails that are spaced apart in the width direction of the main frame in the width direction relative to rail supporting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko Inoue
  • Publication number: 20180134522
    Abstract: The passenger conveyor step flow adjusting apparatus includes: guiding pads that are disposed on two sides in a width direction of steps, and that contact facing wall surfaces of return path driving rails that are spaced apart in a width direction of a main frame, to suppress movement of the steps in the width direction; and a return path driving rail position adjusting portion that adjusts a position of each of the return path driving rails that are spaced apart in the width direction of the main frame in the width direction relative to rail supporting members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko INOUE
  • Publication number: 20170183201
    Abstract: A passenger conveyor lifting device lifts a unit that includes a frame body constituting at least one lengthwise direction part of a main frame of a passenger conveyor, and a unit device supported by the frame body. The lifting device includes a lifting attachment fitting and a lifting rope. The lifting attachment fitting includes a pair of attachment bases attached detachably to respective upper surfaces of a pair of side frame portions constituting respective width direction end portions of the frame body, and a reinforcing member connecting the pair of attachment bases above the unit device disposed between the pair of side frame portions. The lifting rope lifts the unit while hooked to the respective side frame portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko INOUE
  • Patent number: 9633611
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal panel and a first to nth control substrates (n is an integer which is 2 or greater) which control the liquid crystal panel. When the first control substrate enters an operable status, the first control substrate transmits a readiness signal to the second control substrate which is at a next stage, and when the nth control substrate determines that the nth control substrate receives a readiness signal from a control substrate at a previous stage and is in an operable status, the nth control substrate transmits a readiness signal to the first control substrate, thereby being able to suppress a synchronization failure between the plurality of control substrates which are provided in a liquid crystal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiko Inoue
  • Publication number: 20160340262
    Abstract: Provided is a method for suppressing rear face oxidation and a lining structure, with which high airtightness and a great effect of suppressing rear face oxidation are obtained. The method for suppressing rear face oxidation of a carbon-containing refractory includes forming an adherent layer on a rear face of a carbon-containing refractory by applying an alkali metal silicate aqueous solution to the rear face and solidifying the alkali metal silicate aqueous solution. The alkali metal silicate aqueous solution contains an alkali metal oxide R2O (R is an alkali metal element) and SiO2 and has a molar ratio of SiO2 to the alkali metal oxide of 2.3 or more. The carbon-containing refractory is used at a high temperature of 400° C. or more and contains 1 mass % or more of carbon or a carbon compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko INOUE, Yoshisato KIYOTA
  • Patent number: 9280314
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling a cordless telephone device for use in a system that allows remote control of a home electric appliance. The method includes a first generation step of causing a first generation unit in a handset to encode audio input via a sound receiving unit in the handset to generate a first stream, and a first transmission step of transmitting the first stream to a base unit. The first generation step includes causing the first generation unit to generate instruction bit information and a first instruction stream when a first trigger indicating a request to start the remote control is given to the first generation unit. The first transmission step includes transmitting the instruction bit information and the first instruction stream to the base unit through a multiplexing scheme that is common to transmission of a first stream generated when the first trigger is not given.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Masayuki Kozuka, Shingo Matsumoto, Hideyuki Oka, Akihiko Inoue, Hiroshi Yahata, Tomoki Ogawa, Tohru Wakabayashi, Keizo Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 9254986
    Abstract: In a passenger conveyor, a supporting angle that is supported on a building beam is fixed to an end portion of a truss main body. A plurality of movement limiting members that come into contact with the supporting angle to limit horizontal movement of the supporting angle are disposed on the building beam. The supporting angle includes: a first supporting portion; and a pair of second supporting portions that are disposed on two sides of the first supporting portion in a width direction of the truss. A horizontal protruding dimension of the first supporting portion from the truss main body is different than horizontal protruding dimensions of the second supporting portions from the truss main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 9193568
    Abstract: Provided is a passenger conveyor apparatus that can be reduced in number of components. The passenger conveyor apparatus includes a plurality of footsteps to be moved in a circulating manner, a moving handrail to be moved in a circulating manner in synchronization with the movement of the plurality of footsteps, and a truss for supporting the plurality of footsteps and the moving handrail. A skirt guard is provided on a lateral side of the plurality of footsteps. At least one roller is provided to each of the plurality of footsteps. The roller is guided by a rail corresponding to the roller. The rail is fixed to a rail supporting plate supported on the truss. At least one of the skirt guard and the moving handrail is fixed to the rail supporting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 9058784
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device for carrying out a 3D display by a frame sequential method as well as a 2D display includes: a digital ? correction section for changing an input gray level to a gamma characteristic corresponding to either the 2D display or the 3D display in accordance with a preset analog gamma value; an overdrive circuit for finding, in accordance with a parameter set according to the gamma characteristic thus corrected by the digital ? correction section, an overdrive value corresponding to the input gray level; and an analog ? correction section for finding a voltage value to be applied to liquid crystal by correcting the overdrive value found by the overdrive circuit. In the digital ? correction section, an analog gamma value for the 3D display is set to be larger than an analog gamma value for the 2D display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Takahashi, Akihiko Inoue, Osamu Teranuma
  • Publication number: 20150112667
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling a cordless telephone device for use in a system that allows remote control of a home electric appliance. The method includes a first generation step of causing a first generation unit in a handset to encode audio input via a sound receiving unit in the handset to generate a first stream, and a first transmission step of transmitting the first stream to a base unit. The first generation step includes causing the first generation unit to generate instruction bit information and a first instruction stream when a first trigger indicating a request to start the remote control is given to the first generation unit. The first transmission step includes transmitting the instruction bit information and the first instruction stream to the base unit through a multiplexing scheme that is common to transmission of a first stream generated when the first trigger is not given.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: MASAYUKI KOZUKA, SHINGO MATSUMOTO, HIDEYUKI OKA, AKIHIKO INOUE, HIROSHI YAHATA, TOMOKI OGAWA, TOHRU WAKABAYASHI, KEIZO ISHIGURO
  • Publication number: 20150090557
    Abstract: In a passenger conveyor, a supporting angle that is supported on a building beam is fixed to an end portion of a truss main body. A plurality of movement limiting members that come into contact with the supporting angle to limit horizontal movement of the supporting angle are disposed on the building beam. The supporting angle includes: a first supporting portion; and a pair of second supporting portions that are disposed on two sides of the first supporting portion in a width direction of the truss. A horizontal protruding dimension of the first supporting portion from the truss main body is different than horizontal protruding dimensions of the second supporting portions from the truss main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiko Inoue
  • Publication number: 20140326577
    Abstract: Provided is a passenger conveyor apparatus that can be reduced in number of components. The passenger conveyor apparatus includes a plurality of footsteps to be moved in a circulating manner, a moving handrail to be moved in a circulating manner in synchronization with the movement of the plurality of footsteps, and a truss for supporting the plurality of footsteps and the moving handrail. A skirt guard is provided on a lateral side of the plurality of footsteps. At least one roller is provided to each of the plurality of footsteps. The roller is guided by a rail corresponding to the roller. The rail is fixed to a rail supporting plate supported on the truss. At least one of the skirt guard and the moving handrail is fixed to the rail supporting plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 8872862
    Abstract: A gradation change detection circuit determines whether a gradation value has been changed from a previous frame. In at least one example embodiment, a first frame memory stores, when the gradation value is changed, a gradation value before change. A hold count calculation circuit determines a hold count indicating the number of frames inputted after the change of the gradation value. A second frame memory stores the determined hold counts. An emphasis conversion circuit performs a process of emphasizing a change in gradation value on a video signal, and makes a degree of emphasis smaller with a larger hold count. A liquid crystal panel is driven based on a video signal obtained by an overdrive circuit. By this, double optical responsivity occurring due to overdrive drive is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 8806466
    Abstract: A program generation apparatus references a source program including a loop for executing a block N times (N?2) and having such dependence that a variable defined in a statement in the block pertaining to ith execution (1?i<N) is referenced by a statement in the block pertaining to jth execution (i<j?N), calculates equivalent representations of variables in the block pertaining to the ith execution and the block pertaining to any other execution than the ith execution, specifies, with respect to each representation of a target variable causing the dependence, a representation of a variable not causing the dependence that is equivalent to the representation of the target variable, and generates a program being for executing the block M times (M?N) and including a statement including the specified representation in place of each representation of the target variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Tanaka, Hiroyuki Morishita, Akihiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 8730277
    Abstract: A driving device of a embodiment of the invention for driving a pixel array section includes a generation device (weighted average calculation section) for generating pixel values of driving signals of at least one color for pixels of the at least one color among driving signals of colors to be supplied sequentially to the pixel array section, the generation device being configured to generate the pixel values for each pixel of the at least one color on (i) a pixel value of the pixel in a current frame of the color of the pixel and (ii) a pixel value of the pixel in a previous of the same. This makes it possible to create a subframe appropriate in display position and luminance, thereby realizing an image display signal device, driving method, image display device, television receiver, and display monitor device, in which color breaking is effectively alleviated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ishihara, Akihiko Inoue, Masamitsu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8699753
    Abstract: An object detection device is provided with a plurality of processor units each detecting an object included in an image. The object detection device generates divided images by dividing the image, taking into consideration both the processing load for detection of an object by each processor element and the transfer load for transfer of the divided images to the processor elements. Independently of each other, the processor elements detect an object in each of the divided images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Nishimura, Akihiko Inoue
  • Publication number: 20140085174
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal panel and a first to nth control substrates (n is an integer which is 2 or greater) which control the liquid crystal panel. When the first control substrate enters an operable status, the first control substrate transmits a readiness signal to the second control substrate which is at a next stage, and when the nth control substrate determines that the nth control substrate receives a readiness signal from a control substrate at a previous stage and is in an operable status, the nth control substrate transmits a readiness signal to the first control substrate, thereby being able to suppress a synchronization failure between the plurality of control substrates which are provided in a liquid crystal display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiko Inoue
  • Patent number: RE48232
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling a cordless telephone device for use in a system that allows remote control of a home electric appliance. The method includes a first generation step of causing a first generation unit in a handset to encode audio input via a sound receiving unit in the handset to generate a first stream, and a first transmission step of transmitting the first stream to a base unit. The first generation step includes causing the first generation unit to generate instruction bit information and a first instruction stream when a first trigger indicating a request to start the remote control is given to the first generation unit. The first transmission step includes transmitting the instruction bit information and the first instruction stream to the base unit through a multiplexing scheme that is common to transmission of a first stream generated when the first trigger is not given.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Masayuki Kozuka, Shingo Matsumoto, Hideyuki Oka, Akihiko Inoue, Hiroshi Yahata, Tomoki Ogawa, Tohru Wakabayashi, Keizo Ishiguro