Patents by Inventor Akio Suzuki

Akio 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).

  • Patent number: 10974770
    Abstract: A network structure is formed in a three-dimensional mesh shape in which a plurality of polyhedron frames are arranged. Each polyhedron frame is formed by a plurality of apexes disposed in a three-dimensional space and connecting members for connecting the apexes. The plurality of polyhedron frames are regularly arranged so that the polyhedron frames are displaced at a constant degree when a constant load is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Daishi Sumi, Akio Kitada, Toshio Onuma, Hiroaki Takahashi, Tetsuya Suzuki, Takatomo Ushiyama
  • Patent number: 10957104
    Abstract: In an information processing device, a photographed image acquiring unit acquires an image which has been photographed by a camera attached to a head mount display. A region determining unit predicts a region which a user gazes at in a display image. An image analyzing unit has a first fineness processing unit and a second fineness processing unit, with the former analyzing a region corresponding to the gaze region in the photographed image with a higher fineness than the latter. An information processing unit performs information processing by using the result of analysis. An image generating unit has a first fineness processing unit and a second fineness processing unit, with the former generating a display image on the gaze region with a higher fineness than the latter. An output unit sends data of the display image to the head mount display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Ishida, Akio Ohba, Akihiko Sugawara, Yasuhiro Watari, Akira Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210066033
    Abstract: Provided is a charged particle beam control device having improved signal detection accuracy. The charged particle beam control device (detection block) includes: a detector provided in a charged particle beam device, and configured to detect secondary electrons emitted from a sample by irradiating the sample with a charged particle beam and output an electric signal based on the detected secondary electrons; a signal wiring configured to transmit the electric signal; a noise detection wiring configured to detect a noise signal generated in the charged particle beam device; and an arithmetic circuit configured to generate a signal obtained by subtracting the noise signal from the electric signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Shinichi Murakami, Makoto Suzuki, Shunsuke Mizutani, Akio Yamamoto, Wen Li
  • Publication number: 20210041800
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a photoconductor, a charger, a charge remover, and control circuitry. The charger is configured to charge the photoconductor. The charge remover is configured to remove charge from a surface of the photoconductor by light and electric discharge. The control circuitry is configured to: estimate a surface potential that the photoconductor has after the photoconductor is charged by the charger, based on a characteristic value of the photoconductor and a value of a current flowing through the charger after the charge remover removes charge from the photoconductor; and control a charging bias applied to the charger, based on the surface potential estimated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Akio KOSUGE, Yuji SUZUKI, Daisuke TAKAHASHI, Shinichi AKATSU, Daisuke ITO
  • Patent number: 10902278
    Abstract: In an image processing system, an image processing apparatus configured to recognize images of documents is connected through a network to terminal apparatuses each including an input unit and a display unit. The image processing apparatus includes: a recognition unit configured to perform character recognition processing on an image; a confidential information detecting unit configured to detect confidential information from a result of the character recognition processing; and a manipulation unit configured to generate, based on the confidential information in the image, a first manipulated image obtained by fragmenting the confidential information. Each of the terminal apparatuses includes: a display unit configured to display the first manipulated image; and an input unit configured to input corrected data for the first manipulated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichiro Ono, Tomohisa Suzuki, Akio Furuhata, Atsuhiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10898098
    Abstract: A myocardial excitation determining apparatus which can support the determination of excitation dynamics of the myocardium during atrial fibrillation is provided. A myocardial excitation determining apparatus has: an acquiring section 2 which acquires an intracardiac electrocardiogram of a subject; a processing section 3 which computes to produce visualized data indicating a state of excitation in the myocardium, based on the intracardiac electrocardiogram; and a determining section 4 which determines the type of excitation dynamics of the myocardium based on the visualized data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: SHIGA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION, Takeshi TSUCHIYA, NATIONAL CEREBRAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER
    Inventors: Takashi Ashihara, Koji Takizawa, Tatsuo Nishihara, Nobuhiro Suzuki, Yuuho Iwanaga, Akio Ota, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Kazuo Nakazawa, Shin Inada
  • Patent number: 10894558
    Abstract: A steering system includes a steering shaft, a fixed bracket, a column jacket, and a lock mechanism. The lock mechanism includes an insertion shaft, an operation member, a first pressing member, a second pressing member, and a drive mechanism. The lock mechanism is configured to lock a position of the column jacket relative to the fixed bracket after the tilt adjustment. The drive mechanism is configured to move at least one of the first pressing member and the second pressing member so that the first pressing member and the second pressing member approach each other in an insertion axis direction of the insertion shaft along with rotation of the operation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Suzuki, Akio Osuka
  • Patent number: 10871115
    Abstract: When atmospheric pressure (Pa) which varies according to altitude is higher than a predetermined pressure threshold (Path) during idle operation in which catalyst warm-up request is issued, an intake pressure is controlled, through a throttle valve (19), to an intake pressure at which an intake air amount required to promote the warm-up of a catalyst converter (26) is obtained. When the atmospheric pressure (Pa) is lower than the predetermined pressure threshold (Path), the intake pressure is controlled, through a throttle valve (19), to an intake pressure (Pa?Pb) at which a differential pressure (Pb) required by a brake booster (8) is obtained. Accordingly, negative pressure in the brake booster (8) can be secured while promoting the warm-up of the catalyst during the idle operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Maekawa, Kenji Suzuki, Kentaro Yamano, Takeshi Miyamoto, Tomoki Itou, Taichi Andou, Toshio Hashimoto, Akio Ashikaga
  • Publication number: 20200323111
    Abstract: A loose component supply device including component support member 150 configured to support components in a scattered state; and component supply apparatus 88 configured to store components and discharge components towards the component support member from discharge opening 98, wherein, in the component supply apparatus, conveyor belt 112 is arranged between storage section 100 that stores components and a discharge opening so as to extend diagonally upwards from the storage section on the side on which the discharge section is provided. Components housed in the housing section are discharged from the discharge opening towards the component support member by being conveyed by the conveyor belt. The component supply apparatus is removably mounted on the mounting section. Thus, because components are not discharged from the discharge opening unless the conveyor is operated, components do not fall from the discharge opening when the component supply apparatus is mounted on or removed from the mounting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio SUGIHARA, Hiromi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200292910
    Abstract: An optical deflector includes; a light transmitting portion through which a light passes; and a pair of electrodes arranged to oppose to each other with the light transmitting portion interposed therebetween. The light transmitting portion is a transparent ion conductor made of a single crystal or polycrystal. The pair of electrodes apply a predetermined voltage to the light transmitting portion to move ions inside the transparent ion conductor so as to change a traveling direction of the light passing through the light transmitting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yosuke SUZUKI, Tadaaki NAGAO, Akio WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200221964
    Abstract: A myocardial excitation complementation/visualization apparatus includes an acquiring section that acquires intracardiac electrocardiograms of a subject, the intracardiac electrocardiograms being recorded by a recording unit having a plurality of electrodes, a processing section that performs a computation for completing and visualizing a state of excitation in a myocardium of the subject based on the intracardiac electrocardiograms, and a displaying section that displays the state of excitation in the myocardium of the subject based on an output of the processing section. The processing section includes a first generating section, a correcting section, a second generating section, and a third generating section. The displaying section displays a change of the state of excitation in the myocardium of the subject based on the visualized data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicants: SHIGA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION, Takeshi TSUCHIYA, NATIONAL CERERAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER
    Inventors: Takashi ASHIHARA, Koji Takizawa, Tatsuo Nishihara, Nobuhiro Suzuki, Yuuho Iwanaga, Akio Ota, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Kazuo Nakazawa, Shin Inada
  • Patent number: 10703880
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plasticizer for a vinyl chloride resin including an ester compound (A1) represented by General Formula (1): (in the formula, L's each represent an aliphatic oxycarboxylic acid residue having 3 to 18 carbon atoms or a cyclic ester residue having 3 to 18 carbon atoms, R1's each represent an alkyl group having 6 to 18 carbon atoms, R2's each represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a represents a repeating number of the L, provided that the total of the plural a's is from 1 to 10, and x is an integer of 2 to 4), in order to provide a plasticizer for a vinyl chloride which has excellent compatibility with vinyl chloride resins and with which a vinyl chloride resin composition capable of providing a molded article having excellent freeze resistance and heat resistance can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi Noguchi, Akira Urabe, Akio Toyoda, Yoshiyuki Yaoita, Tetsurou Umemoto, Osamu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200208584
    Abstract: When atmospheric pressure (Pa) which varies according to altitude is higher than a predetermined pressure threshold (Path) during idle operation in which catalyst warm-up request is issued, an intake pressure is controlled, through a throttle valve (19), to an intake pressure at which an intake air amount required to promote the warm-up of a catalyst converter (26) is obtained. When the atmospheric pressure (Pa) is lower than the predetermined pressure threshold (Path), the intake pressure is controlled, through a throttle valve (19), to an intake pressure (Pa?Pb) at which a differential pressure (Pb) required by a brake booster (8) is obtained. Accordingly, negative pressure in the brake booster (8) can be secured while promoting the warm-up of the catalyst during the idle operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi MAEKAWA, Kenji SUZUKI, Kentaro YAMANO, Takeshi MIYAMOTO, Tomoki ITOU, Taichi ANDOU, Toshio HASHIMOTO, Akio ASHIKAGA
  • Publication number: 20200175953
    Abstract: A soundproof member is mounted on a structure including a rotation body, covers at least a part of outer peripheral surfaces of the structure, includes an integral article of an elastic member, and has eccentrically located portions having at least a greater thickness or a greater density than the other portions. The eccentrically located portions may be thick wall portions having a greater thickness than the other portions. When the elastic member has a base material including polymer and a magnetic filler included in a state of being oriented in the base material, highly filled portions in which a content of the magnetic filler is greater than that of the other portions can be set as the eccentrically located portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
    Inventors: Kei YOSHIKAWA, Koji TOMIYAMA, Akio YABU, Yasuo SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10663373
    Abstract: A misfire detecting device for an engine is provided, which includes a processor configured to execute a cylinder operation controlling module to switch an engine operation mode from an all-cylinder operation to a reduced-cylinder operation in which operation of one or some of cylinders are suspended, when an execution condition of the reduced-cylinder operation is satisfied, a misfire detecting module to detect a possibility of misfire occurrence based on an angular speed variation of the engine, and a centrifugal damping part configured to reduce vibration caused by the engine. When a possible misfire state is detected by the misfire detecting module during the reduced-cylinder operation, the cylinder operation controlling module executes an operating-cylinder increase control in which the number of operating cylinders is increased. When the possible misfire state is continuously detected after the operating-cylinder increase control, the misfire detecting module detects the engine misfire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Miura, Akio Saiki, Hiroshi Okubo, Kuninori Suzuki, Kenichi Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10655746
    Abstract: A solenoid valve includes a coil, a valve element receiving portion, a valve element placed inside of the valve element receiving portion, and a valve portion configured to open and close a gas flow path accompanied with move of the valve element. Either a surface of the valve element opposed to the valve element receiving portion or a surface of the valve element receiving portion opposed to the valve element has a first groove that is extended in an axial direction and a second groove that is arranged to intersect with the first groove and to be extended in a circumferential direction. The first groove is formed to be extended at least from the second groove toward a valve portion-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: SOKEN, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Hori, Hiroki Yahashi, Koji Kida, Akio Nakamura, Takuya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10624555
    Abstract: A myocardial excitation complementation/visualization apparatus includes an acquiring section that acquires intracardiac electrocardiograms of a subject, the intracardiac electrocardiograms being recorded by a recording unit having a plurality of electrodes, a processing section that performs a computation for completing and visualizing a state of excitation in a myocardium of the subject based on the intracardiac electrocardiograms, and a displaying section that displays the state of excitation in the myocardium of the subject based on an output of the processing section. The processing section includes a first generating section, a correcting section, a second generating section, and a third generating section. The displaying section displays a change of the state of excitation in the myocardium of the subject based on the visualized data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: SHIGA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION, NATIONAL CEREBRAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER
    Inventors: Takashi Ashihara, Koji Takizawa, Tatsuo Nishihara, Nobuhiro Suzuki, Yuuho Iwanaga, Akio Ota, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Kazuo Nakazawa, Shin Inada
  • Publication number: 20200102988
    Abstract: In a vehicle cam damper structure, a drive shaft includes a cam damper at a midway portion thereof. The cam damper integrates a cam reception portion with a cam via a shaft member. The cam reception portion is connected relatively rotatably with the shaft member. The cam and the shaft member, while being integrally rotatable, are connected with each other axially slidably. The shaft member includes an enlarged-diameter portion. An elastic member that presses the cam toward a side of the cam reception portion is disposed between the enlarged-diameter portion and the cam. An outer cylinder extends across the cam reception portion and the shaft member. A drive-side shaft and a driven-side shaft of the drive shaft are each connected with corresponding one of the cam reception portion and the shaft member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Koji Sato, Akio Handa, Keita Yagi, Dai Arai, Eiichi Suzuki, Takeyuki Kariyasu
  • Publication number: 20200090403
    Abstract: In an information processing device, a photographed image acquiring unit acquires an image which has been photographed by a camera attached to a head mount display. A region determining unit predicts a region which a user gazes at in a display image. An image analyzing unit has a first fineness processing unit and a second fineness processing unit, with the former analyzing a region corresponding to the gaze region in the photographed image with a higher fineness than the latter. An information processing unit performs information processing by using the result of analysis. An image generating unit has a first fineness processing unit and a second fineness processing unit, with the former generating a display image on the gaze region with a higher fineness than the latter. An output unit sends data of the display image to the head mount display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Ishida, Akio Ohba, Akihiko Sugawara, Yasuhiro Watari, Akira Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10550046
    Abstract: Provided are: a catalyst for dehydration, with which isobutylene is able to be produced with high conversion and high selectivity through a dehydration reaction of isobutanol; and a method for producing isobutylene. This catalyst has a BET specific surface area within the range of from 210 m2/g to 350 m2/g (inclusive) as calculated from N2 adsorption/desorption isotherms. It is preferable that this catalyst is formed of at least one substance selected from among alumina, silica alumina, zeolite, and solid phosphoric acid. It is more preferable that this catalyst contains alumina, and it is especially preferable that this catalyst is formed of alumina. In this method for producing isobutylene, the isobutanol concentration in the starting material gas is preferably 20% by volume or more, more preferably 40% by volume or more, and especially preferably 60% by volume or more. In addition, the temperature of a catalyst layer is preferably from 230° C. to 370° C. (inclusive), and more preferably from 240° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Akio Takeda, Toshiya Yasukawa, Wataru Ninomiya, Ken Ooyachi