Patents by Inventor Akira Inoue

Akira 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: 12038216
    Abstract: This ice making machine includes an ice making unit that includes an ice making surface and a cryogen flow channel through which a cryogen for cooling the ice making surface flows; a pump that pressurizes and discharges the cryogen cooled by a heat exchanger; and a control unit that controls a discharge amount of the pump. The cryogen is carbon dioxide, and the control unit controls the pump such that the cryogen is in a gas-liquid mixed state at an outlet of the cryogen flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignees: MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD., ICEMAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Kando, Akira Kishimoto, Toshio Kutsuna, Takumi Shirato, Masaki Katami, Tomoaki Akiyama, Reina Akiyama, Bo Hu, Keito Akiyama, Tetsuji Inoue
  • Publication number: 20240179477
    Abstract: A sound processing apparatus includes: a main body in which one side surface comes into contact with an ear when worn; and a holder which is detachable from the main body, wherein, the main body is provided with a stepped portion on an outer peripheral edge of an other side surface different from the one side surface in contact with the ear, and the holder includes a fitting portion fitted in the stepped portion and an attaching portion attached to the ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Inventors: Masaru JINDE, Akira INOUE, Chihiro SUZUKI, Shinobu SUGIOKA
  • Patent number: 11997889
    Abstract: Frame wiring lines are provided in a frame region, a flattening film in which a frame-shaped slit is formed in the frame region is provided in the display region and the frame region, a plurality of first electrodes constituting light-emitting elements are provided on the flattening film, and conductive layer made of the same material and formed in the same layer as those of each of the plurality of first electrodes are provided covering at least end faces of the frame wiring lines exposed from the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Taniyama, Ryosuke Gunji, Shinsuke Saida, Shinji Ichikawa, Tohru Okabe, Kohji Ariga, Akira Inoue, Yoshihiro Kohara, Koji Tanimura, Yoshihiro Nakada, Hiroharu Jinmura
  • Publication number: 20240171418
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present disclosure includes an estimation unit that, when a plurality of participants participating in a remote meeting are divided into a plurality of groups and can have conversation in the groups, estimates a topic of conversation in a group from speech of a participant belonging to the group and a notification unit that, when the topic of a second group that is a group other than a first group that is a group to which one participant belongs and preference of the one participant satisfy a condition concerning similarity, notifies the one participant of the second group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: YASUHARU ASANO, KEIICHI YAMADA, YOSHINORI MAEDA, AKIRA INOUE
  • Patent number: 11968861
    Abstract: An organic EL display (1) has a bend (B) where a slit (81) is bored in a base coat film (23), gate insulating film (27), first interlayer insulating film (31) and second interlayer insulating film (35). The bend is provided with a filler layer (83) filling the slit and covering both edges of the slit. The filler layer has a protrusion (85) overlapping each edge in the width direction of the slit. A routed wire (7) routed from the display region (D) and then routed over the filler layer to reach a terminal section (T) extends over the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Shinsuke Saida, Ryosuke Gunji, Hiroki Taniyama, Tohru Okabe, Akira Inoue, Hiroharu Jinmura, Yoshihiro Nakada, Koji Tanimura
  • Patent number: 11957014
    Abstract: A display device includes: a plurality of control lines; a plurality of power supply lines; a plurality of data signal lines; an oxide semiconductor layer; a first metal layer; a gate insulation film; a first inorganic insulation film; a second metal layer; a second inorganic insulation film; and a third metal layer. The oxide semiconductor layer, in a plan view, contains therein semiconductor lines formed as isolated regions between a plurality of drivers and a display area. The semiconductor lines cross the plurality of control lines and the plurality of power supply lines, are in contact with the plurality of control lines via an opening in a gate insulation film, are in contact with the plurality of power supply lines via an opening in the first inorganic insulation film, and have a plurality of narrowed portions, such that thicker and thinner regions exist along the same line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Shinsuke Saida, Shinji Ichikawa, Hiroki Taniyama, Ryosuke Gunji, Kohji Ariga, Yoshihiro Nakada, Koji Tanimura, Yoshihiro Kohara, Hiroharu Jinmura, Akira Inoue
  • Patent number: 11950462
    Abstract: A first conductive layer in the same layer as that of a first electrode is coupled to a third conductive layer and a second electrode in the same layer as that of a third metal layer through a slit formed in a flattening film of a non-display area. Second conductive layers in the same layer as that of a second metal layer are provided to overlap with the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Shinsuke Saida, Shinji Ichikawa, Hiroki Taniyama, Ryosuke Gunji, Kohji Ariga, Yoshihiro Nakada, Koji Tanimura, Yoshihiro Kohara, Akira Inoue, Hiroharu Jinmura, Takeshi Yaneda
  • Patent number: 11939027
    Abstract: A bicycle pedal is provided with a pedal shaft, and a body part and an end cap. The pedal shaft has a center axis. The body part is rotatably supported by the pedal shaft around the center axis. The body part has a pedal shaft receiving bore with a first opening and a second opening. The first opening receives the pedal shaft along the center axis. The end cap is adjustably attached to the body part at the second opening to adjust a position of the pedal shaft within the pedal shaft receiving bore in an axial direction with respect to the center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Inoue, Tatsuya Watanabe, Atsuhiro Emura
  • Patent number: 11934087
    Abstract: A projector includes a cooling fan, and a processor, and the processor executes, in a case in which the cooling fan is operating in a first revolution speed mode, a control of switching an operation mode of the cooling fan to a second revolution speed mode whose revolution speed is faster than that of the first revolution speed mode in a case in which an obtained temperature detection value reaches a first threshold, and executes, in a case in which the cooling fan is operating in the second revolution speed mode, a control of switching the operation mode of the cooling fan to a revolution speed mode whose revolution speed is slower than that of the second revolution speed mode in a case in which an obtained temperature detection value decreases below a second threshold which differs from the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ueda, Tetsuro Narikawa, Toshifumi Kase, Akira Inoue
  • Publication number: 20240070889
    Abstract: A detecting method executed by at least one processor includes acquiring depth information related to depth of a reference surface of a component and a target object. The detecting method further includes deriving a distance from the reference surface to a representative point of the target object based on the depth information. The distance is along an approximate normal to the reference surface. The detecting method further includes detecting the target object as a detection target, upon the distance satisfying a predetermined distance condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira INOUE
  • Publication number: 20240069647
    Abstract: A detecting method executed by at least one processor includes acquiring a captured image that includes at least a part of an image display region on which an image is displayed and at least a part of a target object. The detecting method further includes detecting at least a part of the target object that is extracted in an external region as a detection target. The external region is in the captured image excluding the image display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira INOUE
  • Patent number: 11908873
    Abstract: An active matrix substrate including a resin substrate including a plurality of external connection terminals arranged near a display region, the active matrix substrate includes: a plurality of first lead wires each extending from one of the external connection terminals to the display region; and a plurality of second lead wires each extending from one of the external connection terminals to a separation line, the second lead wires being arranged with an arrangement pitch along the separation line, and the arrangement pitch of the second lead wires being greater than an arrangement pitch of the first lead wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Ryosuke Gunji, Shinji Ichikawa, Shinsuke Saida, Shoji Okazaki, Tokuo Yoshida, Hiroki Taniyama, Kohji Ariga, Hiroharu Jinmura, Akira Inoue, Yoshihiro Nakada, Yoshihiro Kohara, Koji Tanimura
  • Patent number: 11889728
    Abstract: A display device includes: a resin substrate; a TFT layer; and a light-emitting element. A bending portion is provided with a first resin film formed of the same material and in the same layer as those of a first flattening film, and the first resin film fills a slit. An upper face of the first resin film is provided with a plurality of first connection wiring lines formed of a third metal film, and the plurality of first connection wiring lines extend in parallel to each other in a direction intersecting the extending direction of the bending portion. The plurality of first connection wiring lines are electrically connected to a plurality of first lead-out wiring lines, respectively in a display region side of the slit, and electrically connected to a plurality of second lead-out wiring lines, respectively in a terminal portion side of the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Ryosuke Gunji, Shinji Ichikawa, Shinsuke Saida, Shoji Okazaki, Tokuo Yoshida, Hiroki Taniyama, Kohji Ariga, Hiroharu Jinmura, Akira Inoue, Yoshihiro Nakada, Yoshihiro Kohara, Koji Tanimura
  • Patent number: 11879465
    Abstract: A compressor includes a motor unit that includes a rotor and a stator, a compressor unit that compresses a refrigerant by rotation of the rotor, and a container that forms an internal space in which the motor unit and the compressor unit are housed, wherein in the rotor, a rotor gas passage through which the refrigerant flows from an under-motor space of the internal space arranged on a side of the motor unit that is close to the compressor unit to an above-motor space of the internal space arranged on a side of the motor unit that is distant from the compressor unit is formed, in the stator, a stator gas passage through which the refrigerant flows from the under-motor space to the above-motor space is formed, and a cross-sectional area of the stator gas passage is 6.0 times or less a cross-sectional area of the rotor gas passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenshi Ueda, Akira Inoue
  • Patent number: 11858587
    Abstract: A bicycle pedal is provided with a pedal shaft and a pedal body. The pedal shaft has a first end portion configured to attach to a bicycle crank, a second end portion on an opposite side of the first end portion in an axial direction with respect to a rotational center axis of the pedal shaft, and a contact portion between the first end portion and the second end portion. The pedal body has a body part rotatably supported by the pedal shaft and a load receiving part at a position corresponding to the contact portion of the pedal shaft. The load receiving part receives a load from the contact portion of the pedal shaft. The load receiving part is at least partly spaced from the contact portion under a no load condition and contacts the contact portion upon a load applied to the pedal body from a rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Inoue, Tatsuya Watanabe, Atsuhiro Emura
  • Publication number: 20230419735
    Abstract: An information processing device includes at least one processor. The at least one processor acquires color information and depth information from an image of a subject captured by at least one camera. The depth information is related to a distance from the at least one camera to the subject. The at least one processor detects a detection target based on the color information and the depth information that have been acquired. The detection target is at least a part of the subject in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventor: Akira INOUE
  • Patent number: 11807100
    Abstract: A counter gear mechanism includes: a fifth gear in mesh with a third gear; a sixth gear in mesh with a fourth gear; and a seventh gear in mesh with a differential input gear. The seventh gear is disposed between the fifth gear and the sixth gear in an axial direction. A switching mechanism is disposed between the third gear and the fourth gear in the axial direction. The switching mechanism makes switching among: a state in which the third gear is coupled to a second input member; a state in which the fourth gear is coupled to the second input member; and a state in which the third gear and the fourth gear are decoupled from the second input member. This structure is able to make an entirety of an apparatus compact in size in the axial direction when the apparatus includes the switching mechanism to change the speed ratio between the second input member, which is drivingly coupled to an internal combustion engine, and output members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Kawamoto, Mitsuhiro Ichioka, Tomoka Yamamoto, Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Kato
  • Patent number: 11800738
    Abstract: The disclosure has an object to achieve a high level of height precision for spacers on a back plane. A display device includes: edge covers having a plurality of openings in which first electrodes are exposed; and a planarization film having first flat portions, second flat portions, and contact holes. The plurality of openings respectively overlap the first flat portions in a plan view. The second flat portions are located between the plurality of openings in a plan view. Each edge cover overlapping one of the first flat portions in a plan view has, on a second electrode side, a surface that has a first height from a bottom surface of the planarization film on a substrate side. Each second flat portion has, on the second electrode side, a surface that has a second height from the bottom surface. The first height is smaller than the second height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Shinsuke Saida, Hiroki Taniyama, Shinji Ichikawa, Ryosuke Gunji, Yoshihiro Nakada, Akira Inoue, Hiroharu Jinmura
  • Patent number: 11795524
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical Pt—W alloy, containing 10 mass % or more and 15 mass % or less of W, with the balance being Pt and inevitable impurities, in which a Zr content is 1000 ppm or less. Limiting the Zr content can improve workability, particularly workability at the stage of hot working. Regarding impurity control, further limiting a Ca content to 250 ppm or less can provide more suitable workability. The present invention is good in workability in processing into a wire included in an embolic coil, a guide wire or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K.
    Inventors: Yuki Horinouchi, Michimasa Okubo, Mizuki Nihei, Akira Inoue, Takeyuki Sagae
  • Patent number: 11800755
    Abstract: In the display device according to the disclosure, a first bank includes a first bank lower portion in the same layer as a flattening film and a first bank upper portion in the same layer as an edge cover. A second bank includes a second bank lower portion in the same layer as the flattening film and a second bank upper portion in the same layer as the edge cover. The first bank upper portion covers an upper surface and a side surface of the first bank lower portion, the side surface being on a side close to a display region. An inclination angle of a side surface of the first bank upper portion on a side close to the display region is larger than an inclination angle of the side surface of the first bank lower portion on the side close to the display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinsuke Saida, Tohru Okabe, Shinji Ichikawa, Ryosuke Gunji, Hiroki Taniyama, Hiroharu Jinmura, Akira Inoue, Yoshihiro Nakada