Patents by Inventor Akihiro Kobayashi

Akihiro Kobayashi 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: 20220242131
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus, having a discharging head, a fan, and a controller, is provided. The discharging head includes a discharging surface and a plurality of nozzles arranged along a sub-scanning direction, which intersects orthogonally with a main scanning direction. The discharging head is configured to move in the main scanning direction. The fan is configured to generate an airflow for collecting mist of ink discharged through the nozzles. The controller is configured to obtain a droplet size of the ink to be discharged through the nozzles from one of a print job and a printing mode set in advance, obtain a distance between the discharging surface and a printable medium, and control a rotation speed of the fan based on the droplet size and the distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Takahiro NISHIMOTO, Akihiro KOBAYASHI, Kenta HASEBE, Kengo TAKEDA, Yumiko OSHIKA
  • Publication number: 20220241835
    Abstract: A pressing which a ram repeats an up-and-down motion for press working machine that performs a continuous operation in by a press die held by a die holding portion of a bolster and a die holding portion of the ram includes: a die positioning portion that positions the press die in a first direction being a moving direction of the ram; a position adjustment mechanism having a servomotor as a drive source and optionally changing a position where the press die is positioned by the die positioning portion; and a drive control unit driving, when position change data is given during the continuous operation, the servomotor such that the position where the press die is positioned by the die positioning portion is changed to a position corresponding to the position change data when reaction force of the press working not applied to the die positioning portion during continuous operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: ASAHI-SEIKI MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fujio MORI, Seiji KOBAYASHI, Akihiro SHIINO, Katsuyuki INOUE, Ken HIBINO
  • Patent number: 11401350
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polysaccharide derivative which is able to not only enhance cleaning properties of clothing, etc. but also suppress resoiling due to powder soil during washing. The polysaccharide derivative is a polysaccharide derivative having a cationic group and a hydrocarbon group (R) having 2 or more carbon atoms, wherein the hydrocarbon group (R) is bound to a group resulting from eliminating a hydrogen atom from a hydroxy group of a hydroxyalkylated polysaccharide, directly or via a hydrocarbon group having an oxygen atom; the hydroxyalkylated polysaccharide is a hydroxyethylated polysaccharide or a hydroxypropylated polysaccharide; and the hydroxyalkylated polysaccharide has a weight average molecular weight of 10,000 or more and 740,000 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Koyama, Yoichiro Imori, Takanori Saito, Akifumi Kobayashi, Takahiro Yano
  • Patent number: 11403670
    Abstract: The information processing device includes a controller that executes acquiring at least one of first information related to advertisement activity from a second unit that is usable as a vehicle cabin of a vehicle and is disposed separately from a first unit having a drive unit of the vehicle, the second unit being provided for the advertisement activity, and second information related to a movement of a person within a first predetermined range from a place where the second unit is disposed, and instructing the first unit to move the second unit to a movement destination decided based on at least one of the acquired first information and the acquired second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshinari Ogawa, Kohta Tarao, Shinya Kijima, Osamu Fukawatase, Koji Yasui, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Hitomi Nakatani, Kuniaki Jinnai, Nobuki Hayashi, Masahiro Nagano, Akihiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20220227362
    Abstract: A control device to be applied to a vehicle equipped with an imaging device, a ranging device, and a safety device is configured to, based on moving-object detection information around the vehicle acquired from images captured by the imaging device, perform a first actuation process directed to moving objects to actuate the safety device, and based on stationary-object detection information around the vehicle acquired from measurements made by the ranging device, perform a second actuation process directed to stationary objects to actuate the safety device. In the control device, a mask region setting unit is configured to set at least either neighborhood-of-stationary-object regions or far-side regions as a mask region. An actuation restriction unit is configured to, in response to the moving object determined to be present around the vehicle being present in the mask area, restrict performance of the first actuation process on the moving object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Atsushi KOBAYASHI, Yoshiki HAYAKAWA, Masumi FUKUMAN, Akihiro KIDA, Kunihiro SUGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220227363
    Abstract: A control device to be applied to a vehicle equipped with an imaging device and a safety device is configured to, based on moving-object detection information detected from images captured by the imaging device, actuate the safety device for a moving object. In the control device, a control unit is configured to, in response to any of certain information that it is certain that the object is a moving object and uncertain information indicating that it is not certain whether the object is a moving object being acquired as moving-object detection information, actuate the safety device based on a position of the object subjected to detection with the certain information or the uncertain information. An actuation region setting unit is configured to, when the moving-object detection information is the uncertain information, narrow an actuation region as compared to when the moving-object detection information is the certain information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Atsushi KOBAYASHI, Masumi FUKUMAN, Akihiro KIDA, Kunihiro SUGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220224025
    Abstract: It is aimed to omit a crimping step without enlargement. A connection device includes a movable-side conductive member and a fixed-side conductive member configured to electrically contact a first conductor and a second conductor serving as connection objects, and a pressing member made of resilient non-metal and configured to give a pressing force in a contact direction to the first conductor, the second conductor, the movable-side conductive member and the fixed-side conductive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Akihiro NISHITANI, Shunya TAKEUCHI, Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Kenji MAKINO, Takashi NATSUME
  • Publication number: 20220215859
    Abstract: An image capture device for recording HDR (high dynamic range) image data obtained through image capture performs control so as to, when encoding HDR image data obtained by capturing an image with an image sensor, divide part of the HDR image data corresponding to a coding area to be encoded into a plurality of divided HDR image data, encode each of the plurality of divided HDR image data by using encoding means, and record the plurality of divided HDR image data that are encoded on a recording medium in a predetermined recording format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Hidenobu Akiyoshi, Toru Kobayashi, Akihiro Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20220216627
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a connector and a connector mounting body capable of ensuring good workability at the time of manufacturing and connection reliability with a circuit board. A connector includes a connector housing and a flexible cable arranged in the connector housing and including conductive paths. The flexible cable includes terminal connecting portions to be connected to mating terminals on one end sides of the conductive paths and board connecting portions to be connected to a circuit board on the other end sides of the conductive paths. The connector includes a reinforcement plate for reinforcing a region of the flexible cable on the side of the terminal connecting portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Akihiro NISHITANI, Kenji MAKINO, Takashi NATSUME, Shunya TAKEUCHI, Yutaka KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11375118
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a suppression unit that moves an anti-vibration element to a position, which is determined according to a detection result of a detection unit detecting vibration applied to the device, to suppress an influence of the vibration on a subject image; and a control unit that performs control on a display unit to display the subject image as a video image and performs control on the suppression unit to center the anti-vibration element while a visibility-obstruction phenomenon, which is predetermined as a phenomenon where the visual recognition of a shift in an angle of view caused by the centering of the anti-vibration element can be obstructed, occurs in a state where an operation for displaying the video image by the display unit is being performed and an operation for suppressing the influence by the suppression unit is being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Uchida, Kenkichi Hayashi, Hideo Kobayashi, Seiichi Izawa, Koichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220040986
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid discharge apparatus including: a head, a fixing device and a mist collector configured to collect a mist of a liquid. The mist collector and the fixing device are arranged side by side in this order in a first direction. The mist collector is provided with an air channel having a suction port and an exhaust port. The air channel has: a first part and a second part connected to an other end of the first part. The exhaust port is opened, in the second part, toward any one of directions which are: a direction including a direction opposite to the first direction as a directional component thereof, a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and a second direction, and a direction opposite to the third direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Akihiro Kobayashi, Kengo Takeda, Takahiro Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 11180656
    Abstract: A silicone emulsion composition capable of being formed into a coating film, which contains: (A) 100 parts by mass of an organopolysiloxane containing, per molecule, at least two groups each capable of binding to a silicon atom, wherein the at least two groups are independently selected from a hydroxyl group and an alkoxy group; (B) 0.1 to 50 parts by mass of a surfactant; (C) 0.01 to 10 parts by mass of at least one substance selected from cellulose and a cellulose derivative; (D) 0.5 to 50 parts by mass of colloidal silica; and (E) 50 to 1,000 parts by mass of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kobayashi, Shunji Aoki
  • Publication number: 20210348042
    Abstract: Provided is a method for easily producing a silicone adhesive that has a reduced amount of remaining silanol groups, contains no aromatic hydrocarbon solvent, and is capable of preventing an impact(s) on the human body as well as skin irritancy as caused by remaining and volatilizing substances. The method includes: a first step of mixing, under the presence of a basic catalyst, (A) a polydiorganosiloxane, (B) an organopolysiloxane whose molar ratio of R13SiO0.5 unit/SiO2 unit is 0.5 to 1.5, and (C) an aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent; and a second step of treating a product obtained in the first step with an organic disilazane compound and/or a silane compound, for the purpose of lowering an amount of silanol groups contained in a solid product obtained after the treatment to a range of 0.002 to 0.03 mol/100 g of the solid product obtained after the treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro KOBAYASHI, Yasuyoshi KURODA, Shunji AOKI
  • Publication number: 20210309900
    Abstract: An addition-curable silicone adhesive composition for skin application, containing: (X) a mixture or condensation reaction product of a component (A) and a component (B); (C) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane containing three or more SiH groups per molecule; and (D) a platinum group metal-based catalyst. (A) is a diorganopolysiloxane with a mass ratio of (A1)/(A2) being 90/10 to 15/85. (A1) is a diorganopolysiloxane which has two or more alkenyl groups per molecule, and the alkenyl group-content is at least 0.0005 mol/100 g and less than 0.15 mol/100 g. (A2) is a diorganopolysiloxane having a SiOH group at a terminal and no alkenyl group. (B) is an organopolysiloxane with a molar ratio of R13SiO0.5 unit/SiO2 unit being 0.5 to 1.5. This addition reaction-curable silicone adhesive composition for skin application results in an adhesive layer which has suitable adhesive strength and excellent re-attachability, reworkability, and durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro KOBAYASHI, Yasuyoshi KURODA, Shunji AOKI
  • Publication number: 20210292561
    Abstract: An emulsion composition comprising (A) an organopolysiloxane as an addition reaction product of a hydrosilyl group of the following component (A-1) with an alkenyl group of the following component (A-2): (A-1) a linear organopolysiloxane having a hydrosilyl group at both terminals of the molecular chain and no functional group other than a hydrosilyl group at the terminals; or a mixture of said hydrosilyl group-containing linear organopolysiloxane and a linear organopolysiloxane having at least one functional group other than a hydrosilyl group at the terminal and optionally having a hydrosilyl group at the terminal, wherein a percentage of the number of terminal silicon atoms having the functional group other than a hydrosilyl group is less than 5%, based on a total number of terminal silicon atoms of the whole organopolysiloxanes in component (A-1); and (A-2) a linear organopolysiloxane having an alkenylsilyl group at both terminals of the molecular chain and no functional group other than an alkenylsily
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Hanako Tawata, Akihiro Kobayashi, Yoshinori Inokuchi
  • Publication number: 20210249871
    Abstract: Provided is a charging device including a plurality of battery pack connection parts, the charging device capable of performing appropriate charging when charging is performed while switching a charging target battery pack. A microcomputer 90 can alternatively execute a first mode and a second mode as a control mode when the battery pack is connected to a plurality of the battery pack connection parts 6a to 6d. In the first mode, the charging target battery packs are switched before being fully charged and sequentially charged. In the second mode, the charging target battery packs are fully charged and then switched and charged. At each switching, the type or the state of the charging target battery pack is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro KOBAYASHI, Yuji KISHIMA, Tetsuya MONZEN
  • Patent number: D928870
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kobayashi, Takuji Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Sakai
  • Patent number: D928871
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kobayashi, Takuji Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Sakai
  • Patent number: D955468
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kobayashi, Takuji Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Sakai
  • Patent number: D956135
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kobayashi, Takuji Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Sakai