Patents by Inventor Akihiro Suzuki

Akihiro Suzuki 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: 20200298440
    Abstract: Provided is a method for forming a flying body using optical vortex laser, the method including irradiating an opposite surface of a base to a surface of the base, on which a light-absorbing material is disposed, with an optical vortex laser beam to generate a liquid column or liquid droplet having a diameter smaller than an irradiation diameter of the optical vortex laser beam from the light-absorbing material in an irradiation direction of the optical vortex laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jun Aoto, Muneaki Iwata, Kazumi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Suhara, Akihiro Kaneko, Takashige Omatsu, Ryosuke Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200292566
    Abstract: Please substitute the new Abstract submitted herewith for the original Abstract: The present invention reduces the turnaround time of an automated analyzer. During a period when cyclic measurement by a measurement unit is unnecessary, a controller washes a reaction vessel using a washing cycle having a cycle time shorter than that of an analysis cycle. A single analysis cycle and a single washing cycle both include a reaction disc stopping period and rotation period. In the washing cycle, there is no time during the stopping period when a sample dispensing mechanism, reagent dispensing mechanism, or stirring mechanism operates but there is a time when a washing mechanism operates. The washing cycle stopping period is shorter than the analysis cycle stopping period. The amount of rotation of the reaction disk in the analysis cycle rotation period is the same as the amount of rotation of the reaction disk in the washing cycle rotation period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiro YASUI, Tatsuya FUKUGAKI, Masashi AKUTSU, Naoto SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200285256
    Abstract: An entire fluid supply line constituted by a plurality of fluid control devices is precisely monitored. In addition, the control accuracy of the fluid supply line is improved by suppressing variations in operations of the fluid control devices. A fluid supply line L1 formed from a plurality of fluid control devices F1 and V11 to V14 communicating with each other in a fluid-tight manner includes: a first connection means that connects between a mechanism outside the fluid supply line L1 and a fluid control device on the fluid supply line L1 and F1; and a second connection means that branches from the first connection means on the fluid supply line L1 and is connected to other fluid control devices F1 and V11 to V14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Ryutaro Tanno, Kenji Aikawa, Akihiro Harada, Yuya Suzuki, Takahiro Matsuda, Katsunori Komehana, Masahiko Ochiishi, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10762884
    Abstract: A keyboard device for an electronic keyboard instrument, capable of suppressing bouncing of a hammer returning to its original position. A key extends in a front-rear direction swingably about a balance rail pin. The hammer is formed vertically pivotally movable between initial and pivotally-moved positions about a hammer fulcrum provided near a rear end of the key and is placed on the key via a key contact portion in contact with a rear end of upper surface of the key from above, for pivotal motion by swinging of the key. A hammer cushion is provided on upper surface of the key at a predetermined location forward of the key contact portion to suppress bouncing of the hammer by contact with a cushion contact portion of the hammer returning from the pivotally-moved position to the initial position by releasing the key depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KAWAI GAKKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Akihiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200271678
    Abstract: This automated analysis device is provided with a plurality of analysis units for analyzing a specimen, a buffer portion which holds a plurality of specimen racks on which are placed specimen containers holding the specimen, a sampler portion which conveys the specimen racks held in the buffer portion to the analysis units, and a control portion which, when performing a process to deliver the specimen racks to the plurality of analysis units, outputs synchronization signals to all the plurality of analysis units, wherein the analysis unit performs a delivery process starting from the synchronization signal, and the analysis unit performs a delivery process starting from the synchronization signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi AKUTSU, Naoto SUZUKI, Hiroki FUJITA, Akihiro YASUI
  • Publication number: 20200247636
    Abstract: A sheet separation device to open a two-ply sheet includes a rotator; a nipping member disposed opposite the rotator and configured to nip the two-ply sheet with the rotator; a conveyor configured to convey the two-ply sheet between the rotator and the nipping member, and a winding member disposed adjacent to the rotator. The conveyor conveys the two-ply sheet with a bonded portion of the two-ply sheet being an upstream end or a downstream end of the two-ply sheet in a conveyance direction of the two-ply sheet. The winding member winds the two-ply sheet around the rotator, to create a difference in winding circumferential length between the two sheets and separate the two sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro FURUHASHI, Akihiro Iwasaki, Michitaka Suzuki, Fumiharu Yoneyama, Tomomichi Hoshino, Wataru Takahashi, Takuya Morinaga, Koki Sakano, Akira Kunieda, Yohsuke Haraguchi, Makoto Hidaka
  • Patent number: 10726569
    Abstract: Whether to correct unevenness of brightness of a first image of an object onto which pattern light for three-dimensional shape measurement is projected is determined based on the first image or a second image of the object onto which the pattern light is not projected. If correction is performed, the three-dimensional shape of the object is measured using a corrected image obtained by correcting the unevenness of the brightness of the first image based on the second image; otherwise, the three-dimensional shape of the object is measured using the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Akihiro Katayama, Masakazu Fujiki, Masahiro Suzuki, Toshihiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10717087
    Abstract: Provided is an automated analysis device with which sufficient reaction process data can be acquired irrespective of the scale of the device, and with which it is possible to ensure freedom of the device configuration. An automated analysis device 100 is provided with: a reaction disk 1 which circumferentially accommodates a plurality of reaction vessels 2; a specimen dispensing mechanism 11 which dispenses a specimen into the reaction vessels 2; a reagent dispensing mechanism 7 which dispenses a reagent into the reaction vessels 2; a measuring unit 4 which measures a reaction process of a mixture of the specimen and the reagent in the reaction vessels 2; and a cleaning mechanism 3 which cleans the reaction vessels 2 after measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Yasui, Akihisa Makino, Masashi Akutsu, Hiroyuki Mishima, Yoshihiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200225686
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to improve the accuracy of control of a material gas by providing a valve with simplified wiring and a fluid supply line equipped with the valve. A valve V includes a valve body 3 and a driving pressure control device 4 coupled to the valve body 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Ryutaro Tanno, Kenji Aikawa, Akihiro Harada, Yuya Suzuki, Takahiro Matsuda, Katsunori Komehana, Masahiko Ochiishi, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20200217334
    Abstract: A hydraulic drive unit includes: a pump; a pair of supply-discharge lines; a valve block; a sealed tank; a suction line that leads hydraulic oil in the sealed tank to the pump; a connecting line that connects an air vent port of the pump to the suction line; and a gas-liquid separator that separates air and the hydraulic oil flowing through the connecting line from each other. The pump is disposed upward of the valve block and the sealed tank in a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki MIBU, Akihiro KONDO, Akihito SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200212838
    Abstract: An electric working machine in one aspect of the present disclosure includes a motor, an information output circuit, a control circuit, and a drive stop circuit. The information output circuit outputs state information that indicates a state of the electric working machine. The control circuit executes a motor control process in accordance with a computer program. The drive stop circuit executes a motor stop operation. The motor stop operation includes disabling a permission to drive the motor by the control circuit to stop the motor in response to the state information indicating that the motor should be stopped. The motor stop operation is implemented by hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro NAKAMOTO, Hitoshi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10675659
    Abstract: There is provided an instruction projecting device which generates a projection image to be projected on a parcel based on sensing information of the parcel, the device including: a processor; and a memory, in which by cooperating with the memory, the processor determines whether or not the parcel is picked up based on the sensing information, and in a case where it is determined that the parcel is picked up, the processor generates the projection image including detail information of the parcel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Suzuki, Shohji Ohtsubo, Takaaki Moriyama, Takaaki Idera, Takeshi Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10677180
    Abstract: A first limit requesting process limits a dither control process of fuel injection valves in such a manner that the absolute value of the difference between the air-fuel ratios of the cylinders becomes smaller when the degree of variation of the injection amounts of the fuel injection valves provided for respective cylinders is great than when the degree of variation is small. A second limit requesting process limits the dither control process in such a manner that the absolute value is smaller when the torque fluctuation amount of the internal combustion engine is great than when the torque fluctuation amount is small. The limiting process limits the dither control process in accordance with one of requests generated by the first limit requesting process and the second limit requesting process that causes the absolute value to be smaller than the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuya Yoshikawa, Isao Nakajima, Akihiro Katayama, Ryo Suzuki, Sohichi Imai, Eiichiro Kido
  • Patent number: 10667403
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus that includes a conveyance device that moves a stage, where an electronic device shaped by multiple layers is placed, in X-axis and Y-axis directions. A first shaping unit, a second shaping unit, and a component mounting unit are arranged within a range in which the stage can move. The manufacturing apparatus performs additive manufacturing of the electronic device on the stage by performing a sequential movement of the stage to respective working positions of different units. As a result, in this manufacturing apparatus, a workpiece on the stage does not have to be removed and repositioned during each work process such as shaping by a first shaping unit, shaping by a second shaping unit, and electronic component mounting by a component mounting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Suzuki, Akihiro Kawajiri, Masatoshi Fujita, Kenji Tsukada, Yoshitaka Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200160486
    Abstract: A method for processing an image is provided in which an omnidirectional image is received. The omnidirectional image is displayed on a display. Two panoramic images are generated based on the omnidirectional image by correcting distortion of the omnidirectional image. The two panoramic images are displayed on the display in response to a user input. Both of the two panoramic images are scrolled in response to a user input conducted on one of the two panoramic images displayed on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro SUZUKI, Ryoji OGINO
  • Publication number: 20200157768
    Abstract: A controller for a hydraulic excavator includes a first speed computation section that calculates a first speed of an arm cylinder from a value detected by an operation amount sensor; a second speed computation section that calculates a second speed from a value detected by a posture sensor and a third speed computation section calculates a third speed that is used as the speed of the arm cylinder in an actuator control section adapted to execute MC. The third speed computation section calculates the first speed as the third speed during the period between the detection of an input of operation for an arm by the operation amount sensor and predetermined time to, the third speed as a speed calculated from the first speed and the second speed during the period between t0 and time t1, and the second speed as the third speed at and after time t1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Masamichi ITO, Hisami NAKANO, Yusuke SUZUKI, Akihiro NARAZAKI, Teruki IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20200163217
    Abstract: In a circuit forming device, resin laminated body is formed by curing an ultraviolet curable resin ejected by an ejecting device. Then, ultraviolet curable resin is ejected into cavity of the resin laminated body, and electronic component is placed on ultraviolet curable resin. Then, electronic component is cured and electronic component is fixed. In addition, since the ultraviolet curable resin is cured by only irradiating the ultraviolet curable resin with ultraviolet rays, it is possible to reduce the time required for fixing the component. In addition, by causing the ejection amount of the ultraviolet curable resin for fixing the component to correspond with at least one of the size and the weight of the electronic component, it is possible to properly mount the component at a planned mounting position by a self-alignment effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Fuji Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka HASHIMOTO, Masatoshi FUJITA, Kenji TSUKADA, Akihiro KAWAJIRI, Masato SUZUKI, Katsuaki MAKIHARA
  • Publication number: 20200145588
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus presenting information to an operator operating an image pickup device includes an image-pickup range setting portion setting an image pickup range over which an image can be taken by the image pickup device, a position and orientation calculation portion calculating a position and orientation of the image pickup device by using the image taken by the image pickup device, an evaluation portion evaluating an image pickup situation in the image pickup range, set by the image-pickup range setting portion, on the basis of the position and orientation calculated by the position and orientation calculation portion, and a guide information presentation portion presenting, in accordance with evaluation by the evaluation portion, guide information for guiding an operation of the image pickup device on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Nozomu Kasuya, Makoto Tomioka, Daisuke Kotake, Masahiro Suzuki, Takayuki Yamada, Masakazu Fujiki, Akihiro Katayama
  • Publication number: 20200142125
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, and a supporting unit that supports the display panel, the supporting unit having a first protruding portion within a predetermined distance from a center portion of the display panel, the first protruding portion having an overall rectangular shape with a step part at at least one corner of the overall rectangular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Akira YOKAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Yasuyuki FUKUMOTO, Yasuhiro MORI, Yuto SUZUKI, Hirofumi HORIUCHI, Hirohiko TSUJI, Takahito YAMANAKA, Hideo YONEZAWA, Akifumi KONO
  • Patent number: 10639601
    Abstract: A printer includes a first cartridge holder including a first insertion port in which a first ink cartridge housing a first ink pack charged with a sedimentation ink is inserted and which is open horizontally, the first cartridge holder housing the inserted first ink cartridge, a first shaft pivotably supporting the first cartridge holder, a first driving mechanism that causes the first cartridge holder to pivot about the first shaft, and a controller that controls the first driving mechanism. The controller includes a first controller that controls the first driving mechanism to cause the first cartridge holder to pivot and agitate the sedimentation ink contained in the first ink pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro Kunifuji, Hironobu Suzuki, Akihiro Suzuki