Patents by Inventor Akira Kimura

Akira Kimura 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: 11152742
    Abstract: A continuous structure capable of producing a connector cover is made from a single strip-shaped flat plate. The continuous structure has a structure in which a unit structure repeatedly and regularly appears in a longitudinal direction of the strip-shaped flat plate. The unit structure includes a flat-plate portion and two side wall portion groups. One of the two side wall portion groups includes a first side wall portion standing on one of two edges of the flat-plate portion in a width direction of the flat-plate portion, and the other of the two side wall portion groups includes a second side wall portion standing on the other of the two edges of the flat-plate portion. The second side wall portion is a spring portion which generates pressing force in the width direction. The first side wall portion faces the second side wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Shigeharu Aoki, Akira Kimura, Kiichi Hori
  • Patent number: 11139653
    Abstract: A system power supply circuit receives an input voltage VIN, and supplies a power supply voltage to multiple load circuits including a microcomputer. Multiple power supply circuits support the multiple load circuits. An abnormality detection circuit generates an abnormality detection signal that is negated when the input voltage VIN is within, and asserted when it deviates from, the first voltage range, and outputs this signal to the microcomputer. The interface circuit can communicate with the microcomputer. The interface circuit receives a control signal generated by the microcomputer in response to abnormality detection signal assertion, and suspends power supply circuit operation of a channel indicated by the control signal. When the input voltage VIN deviates from a second voltage range defined to be wider than the first voltage range, an internal protection circuit suspends at least one power supply circuit of a predetermined channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Fujiwara, Takashi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11140318
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with an imaging unit (10) that has an imaging head (11) to be inserted into the digestive tract (112) and images a living body by applying a laser to the digestive tract (112) via the imaging head (11); a control unit (50) for controlling the imaging head (11) to move inside the digestive tract (112); and an image processing unit (70) for processing an image captured by the imaging unit (10). The imaging unit (10) captures a plurality of imaging regions (P) to be imaged along with the movement of the imaging head (11) such that a portion of adjacent imaging regions (P1, P2) overlap, and the image processing unit (70) overlaps regions (Pa) in which the plurality of imaging regions (P1, P2) are overlapped to generate a composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Mie University
    Inventors: Akira Mizoguchi, Koji Tanaka, Yuji Toiyama, Kyosuke Tanaka, Shujie Wang, Aika Kaito, Kousyoku Sai, Kazushi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20210302841
    Abstract: The radical supply step of supplying the radicals (active species) to the resist film R is performed in the plasma processing (Step S102). Then, the resist removal step of supplying the organic solvent having the low surface tension to the resist film R present on the front surface Sa of the substrate S after the radical supply step to remove the resist film R from the front surface Sa of the substrate S is performed (Step S104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Akira Horikoshi, Shohei Nakamura, Shigeru Takatsuji, Takahiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 11127605
    Abstract: A wafer holder includes a mounting table that has a mounting surface for a workpiece at a top, a supporting member that supports the mounting table from a lower side, a first cylindrical member one end of which is joined hermetically to a lower surface of the mounting table, and a second cylindrical member that is provided inside the first cylindrical member and one end of which is joined hermetically to the lower surface of the mounting table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Akira Mikumo
  • Publication number: 20210277247
    Abstract: There is provided a polyhalogenated zinc phthalocyanine having good tinting strength and being capable of achieving higher brightness when the polyhalogenated zinc phthalocyanine is used in pixel portions of color filters. The object is achieved by providing the polyhalogenated zinc phthalocyanine represented by general formula 1: (wherein in general formula 1, X1 to X16 are each independently a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, or a hydrogen atom), in which a value obtained by dividing the maximum ion intensity, measured by mass spectrometry, in an m/z range of 1,780 (inclusive) to 1,820 (exclusive) by the maximum ion intensity in the m/z range of 1,820 (inclusive) to 1,860 (inclusive) is 1.00 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Kentarou OOISHI, Hideo KAICHI, Akira KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210220705
    Abstract: In order to satisfy at a high level the golf ball flight and control performances relied on by professional golfers and skilled amateurs, this invention provides a multi-piece solid golf ball G having a core 1, a cover 3 and an intermediate layer 2 therebetween wherein the core is formed of a rubber composition that includes an alcohol having a value obtained by dividing the molecular weight of the alcohol by the number of hydroxyl groups thereon which is 70 or less. Also, letting Hc be the JIS-C hardness at the center of the core, H12 be the JIS-C hardness at a position 12 mm from the core center and Ho be the JIS-C hardness at the surface of the core, the core has a hardness profile in which these hardnesses satisfy fixed relationships defined by specific formulas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira KIMURA, Toru Ogawana, Katsunobu Mochizuki, Jun Shindo
  • Patent number: 11058921
    Abstract: In a golf ball having a two-layer core consisting of an inner core layer and an outer core layer, an intermediate layer consisting of at least one layer and a cover of one or more layer, the inner core layer and outer core layer are each formed of a rubber composition made up primarily of a base rubber, the inner core layer has a diameter of not more than 30 mm; and the core has specific hardness ratios (JIS-C hardness/Shore D hardness) at specific points on the cross-section thereof and the surface and center of the two-layer core has a specific hardness difference. This golf ball has a reduced spin rate on full shots with a driver and middle irons, thus imparting an excellent flight performance, and moreover has a good controllability in the short game on approach shots, making it ideal as a golf ball for professional golfers and mid- and high-level amateur golfers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Kimura, Keita Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20210187361
    Abstract: A golf ball composed of a core and a cover has a spin rate and a launch angle on approach shots at a head speed (HS) of 20 m/s or 10 m/s that satisfy formulas (1) and (2) below: Spin W/Spin D?0.70 ??(1) Ang W/Ang D<1.20 ??(2) Here, Spin D is the spin rate (rpm) under dry conditions, Spin W is the spin rate (rpm) under wet conditions, Ang W is the launch angle (°) under wet conditions and Ang D is the launch angle (°) under dry conditions. The golf ball suppresses a decrease in the spin rate on approach shots in rainy weather and thus has an improved controllability, making it especially useful to professional golfers and skilled amateurs who desire a high spin performance around the green.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Kimura, Hirotaka Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20210108948
    Abstract: This invention provides a linear encoder having an arbitrary size while maintaining high producibility. An absolute linear encoder includes a long scale formed by continuously connecting a first short scale and a second short scale in which a first cyclic bit string and a second cyclic bit siring generated using the same initial value for different generator polynomials are arranged, and at least two sensors arranged at positions facing the long scale side by side in a longitudinal direction of the long scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: DMG MORI CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Akira KIMURA, Katsuhiko ONO
  • Publication number: 20210101053
    Abstract: In a multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, an envelope layer, an intermediate layer and a cover, the core, an intermediate layer-encased sphere and the ball have surface hardnesses which satisfy a specific relationship, and the envelope layer, the intermediate layer and the cover have thicknesses which satisfy a specific relationship. Also, the core has a hardness profile in which the hardnesses at the core surface, core center, a position 5 mm from the core center, and a position midway between the surface and center of the core satisfy specific relationships. This golf ball, when used by mid- and high-level amateurs, enables the golfer to maintain an adequate distance on shots with a driver and achieve a good distance on iron shots, has a good spin performance on approach shots and has a good feel on impact. In addition, the ball has an excellent scuff resistance when struck with a grooved wedge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo WATANABE, Akira KIMURA, Jun SHINDO
  • Patent number: 10967226
    Abstract: In a golf ball having a two-layer core consisting of an inner core layer and an outer core layer, one or more intermediate layer, and a cover serving as an outermost layer, the inner core layer and outer core layer are each formed primarily of a base rubber, the inner core layer has a diameter of at least 19 mm, the intermediate layer and the cover are each formed primarily of a resin material, and the overall core has a specific hardness profile. The golf ball has a high initial velocity while holding down the spin rate on full shots with a driver or long iron, thus enabling a good distance to be achieved. The ball also has a high controllability in the short game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Watanabe, Akira Kimura, Masanobu Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 10967943
    Abstract: An underwater mobile inspection apparatus capable of inspecting an inspection object on a seafloor while cruising includes a cruising body configured to submerge under-water and cruise along the inspection object so as to not come into contact with the inspection object, a first movable arm provided on the cruising-body, and an inspection tool unit provided on the first movable arm and including at least one of an image-capturing camera for use in visually inspecting the inspection object and a device configured to inspect a wall thickness of the inspection object by using an ultrasonic wave. A controller is configured to, when the cruising-body cruises along the inspection object so as to not come into contact with the inspection object, operate the first movable arm to move the inspection tool unit, such that a positional relationship of the inspection tool unit with the inspection object becomes a predetermined target positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Kimura, Noriyuki Okaya, Kazuya Sumino, Minehiko Mukaida, Hiroaki Kagaya, Masanori Hamamatsu, Akiyoshi Saiki, Tetsuya Kubota, Masayuki Enomoto
  • Publication number: 20210098903
    Abstract: A connector includes a base member having a projection, a contact made of a conductive material and having a projection accommodating portion of a recess shape into which the projection is inserted, and a housing holding the contact, the housing having a holding mechanism configured to hold a flexible conductor disposed to extend across an opening end portion of the projection accommodating portion of the contact, when the projection of the base member is inserted into the projection accommodating portion of the contact together with the flexible conductor held by the holding mechanism, the flexible conductor being sandwiched between a lateral surface of the projection and an inner surface of the projection accommodating portion to contact the inner surface of the projection accommodating portion, whereby the contact is electrically connected to the flexible conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya KOMOTO, Seiya MATSUO, Osamu HASHIGUCHI, Akira KIMURA, Akihiro MATSUNAGA, Takahiro SHIMOTORI
  • Patent number: 10946251
    Abstract: In a multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, a cover and an intermediate layer therebetween, the core, an intermediate layer-encased sphere and the ball have surface hardnesses which satisfy a specific relationship, and the intermediate layer and the cover have thicknesses which satisfy a specific relationship. Also, the core has a hardness profile in which the hardnesses at the core surface, core center, a position 5 mm from the core center, and a position midway between the surface and center of the core satisfy specific relationships. This golf ball, when used by mid- and high-level amateurs, enables the golfer to maintain an adequate distance on shots with a driver and achieve a good distance on iron shots, has a good spin performance on approach shots and has a good feel on impact. In addition, the ball has an excellent scuff resistance when struck with a grooved wedge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Watanabe, Akira Kimura, Jun Shindo
  • Publication number: 20210057838
    Abstract: A connector includes a pushing member having a projection, and a contact having a projection accommodating portion of a recess shape, the projection includes a holding portion extending across the projection in a direction orthogonal to a projecting direction of the projection and holding a flexible conductor, when the projection is inserted into the projection accommodating portion of the contact together with the flexible conductor with a middle part of the flexible conductor being held by the holding portion of the projection, parts of the flexible conductor that are situated on opposite sides of and are adjoining the middle part of the flexible conductor are sandwiched between a lateral surface of the projection and an inner surface of the projection accommodating portion to contact the inner surface of the projection accommodating portion, whereby the contact is electrically connected to the flexible conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya KOMOTO, Seiya MATSUO, Osamu HASHIGUCHI, Akira KIMURA, Akihiro MATSUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10931045
    Abstract: A connector comprises a fixed housing and a movable housing movable relative to the fixed housing. The fixed housing has an end wall, and the movable housing has a regulated portion. The end wall is provided with a stopping portion and a projecting portion projecting inward in a pitch direction (Y-direction). The regulated portion is provided with a reference surface, a stopped portion and a receiving recess. The stopped portion projects outward in the pitch direction beyond the reference surface to be located below the stopping portion, and an upward movement thereof is regulated by the stopping portion. The receiving recess is recessed inward in the pitch direction beyond the reference surface. The receiving recess faces, at least in part, the projecting portion in the pitch direction or receives, at least in part, the projecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Shigeharu Aoki, Akira Kimura
  • Patent number: 10905918
    Abstract: A golf ball having a core and a cover that is formed of a resin composition which includes (A) a polyurethane or a polyurea and (B) a styrenic resin material, when dropped from a height of 3 m and made to collide with a metal plate, has velocities 200 ms before and 200 ms after contact that satisfy the condition: (incident velocity)?(rebound velocity)?0.80 m/s. The ball has a good controllability on approach shots without a loss in the distance achieved on shots with a driver, and thus is particularly useful to professional golfers and skilled amateurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Kimura, Katsunobu Mochizuki, Masahiro Yamabe
  • Patent number: 10874912
    Abstract: A multi-piece solid golf ball for professional golfers and skilled amateurs in particular is endowed with an excellent distance, a soft yet good feel at impact and a good durability. In the ball, which includes a core, an envelope layer, an intermediate layer and a cover, the core has a hardness profile which satisfies specific conditions, the envelope layer has a thickness of from 0.3 to 1.2 mm, the intermediate layer has a thickness of from 0.3 to 1.2 mm, and the envelope and intermediate layers have a combined thickness from of 0.8 to 1.7 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuki Kasashima, Akira Kimura
  • Patent number: D914074
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Tsuchiya, Akira Kimura