Patents by Inventor Akira Kobayashi

Akira 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).

  • Patent number: 11069328
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present technology includes a housing, a display section, a pressure-sensitive sensor, and a control section. The housing has a front surface and a sub-surface including an operation area and is capable of being held by a user. The display section is arranged on the front surface. The pressure-sensitive sensor detects a pressure value with respect to the sub-surface. The control section identifies a status that the operation area is operated by the user and a status that the operation area is held by the user on the basis of the pressure value, and executes predetermined processing on the basis of an operation by the user with respect to the operation area in a case where the status is determined that the operation area is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Munetake Ebihara, Kimihiko Kogure, Akira Fujisawa, Ken Kobayashi, Tomoko Katsuhara, Tetsuro Goto, Fumiko Shiga
  • Patent number: 11059105
    Abstract: Provided is a surface-coated cutting tool including a base material and a coating including a super-multilayer-structure layer where A layers and B layers different from the A layers in composition are alternately laminated. The super-multilayer-structure layer includes an X area and a Y area those are alternately repeated. In the X area, A layers having a thickness AX and B layers having a thickness BX are alternately laminated. In the Y area, A layers having a thickness AY and B layers having a thickness BY are alternately laminated. The thickness AX is larger than the thickness AY, and the thickness BX is smaller than the thickness BY. Each of the A layers and the B layers comprising one or more elements selected from a group consisting of Ti, Al, Cr, Si, Ta, Nb, and W, and one or more elements selected from a group consisting of C and N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Keizo Tanaka, Makoto Setoyama, Yutaka Kobayashi, Akira Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10994339
    Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool includes a substrate composed of cemented carbide and a coating film. The coating film includes an intermediate layer in contact with the substrate and an upper layer formed on the intermediate layer. The upper layer is made up of a single layer consisting of an upper base layer which is a layer in contact with the intermediate layer or multiple layers constituted of two or more layers. A mismatch in lattice interplanar spacing in an interface region between the substrate and the intermediate layer is not higher than 65% of a theoretical value of a mismatch in lattice interplanar spacing between the substrate and the upper base layer. A mismatch in lattice interplanar spacing in an interface region between the intermediate layer and the upper base layer is not higher than 65% of the theoretical value of the mismatch in lattice interplanar spacing between the substrate and the upper base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keizo Tanaka, Makoto Setoyama, Haruyo Fukui, Akira Kobayashi, Koji Kuramochi
  • Patent number: 10967382
    Abstract: A vertical roller mill includes a housing, a chute that supplies materials to be grinded to a center portion of the housing, a grinder that is provided below the chute and grinds the materials to be grinded, an exhaust pipe that is provided above the grinder, a transport mechanism that forms an air flow for transporting, to the exhaust pipe, grinded materials grinded by the grinder, and a flow-constricting flow path provided between the grinder and the exhaust pipe and narrows a flow path area for the air flow, in which the flow-constricting flow path is formed between a first flow-constricting ring provided in the center portion of the housing and a second flow-constricting ring provided to protrude from the housing toward the center portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Nariai, Emi Ohno, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Takahiro Kozaki, Akira Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10859026
    Abstract: In the communication interruption state in which the transmission of a drive control command value DUTY from an engine control unit (ECU) 1 to a fuel pump driver (FPD) 2 is disabled, the FPD 2 is configured so as to drive a fuel pump 4 by using the maximum command value DTYMAX (100%) as a drive control command value DUTY. A stop state of the fuel pump 4 is maintained even if the drive control command value DUTY is the maximum command value DTYMAX when an ignition switch 21 is in the OFF State so as to have stopped the fuel pump 4, while the fuel pump 4 is driven when the ignition switch 21 is in the ON state and the drive control command value DUTY is the maximum command value DTYMAX.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Sasaki, Kazunori Kawamura, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Akira Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200378141
    Abstract: A laminate material for reinforcement is provided that can reduce on-site work steps and facilitate quality control of a resin to be used to achieve improvement in work efficiency, and that can suppress debonding of a reinforcing member to obtain a high reinforcing effect. A laminate material for reinforcement 10 bonded to and integrated with a surface to be reinforced of a structure 100 to reinforce the structure has a fiber-reinforced composite member 11, a high-elongation elastic resin layer 12 formed on a surface on a bonding side to the structure of the fiber reinforced composite member 11, and an intermediate resin layer 13 disposed between the fiber-reinforced composite member 11 and the high-elongation elastic resin layer 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Akira KOBAYASHI, Atsuya KOMORI
  • Publication number: 20200350705
    Abstract: A first sheet metal is provided with slits. Elastic pieces having flat shapes are each formed between the slits adjacent to each other. and both ends of each of the elastic pieces are connected with both ends of an adjacent one of the elastic pieces. A second sheet metal is provided with protrusions each of which is protruded toward a corresponding one of the elastic pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryotaro SHIMIZU, Akira KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10823103
    Abstract: In the communication interruption state in which the transmission of a drive control command value DUTY from an engine control unit (ECU) 1 to a fuel pump driver (FPD) 2 is disabled, the FPD 2 is configured so as to drive a fuel pump 4 by using the maximum command value DTYMAX (100%) as a drive control command value DUTY. A stop state of the fuel pump 4 is maintained even if the drive control command value DUTY is the maximum command value DTYMAX when an ignition switch 21 is in the OFF State so as to have stopped the fuel pump 4, while the fuel pump 4 is driven when the ignition switch 21 is in the ON state and the drive control command value DUTY is the maximum command value DTYMAX.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Sasaki, Kazunori Kawamura, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Akira Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10717468
    Abstract: In a vehicle body front structure, a sub frame is fixed to front mount brackets and rear mount brackets of a pair of front side frames. A power unit is arranged on the front side of the sub frame in the vehicle body, and the power unit is supported by the pair of front side frames. A tilt surface is formed on the sub frame, and the tilt surface tilts to ascend toward the rear of the vehicle body. A rear portion of the power unit faces the tilt surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukiyasu Hara, Tetsuhiro Arima, Yasuhito Sato, Tomoya Takeda, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Akihiro Ikeya, Akira Kobayashi, Ken Yasui, Eisei Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20190343892
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a mesenchymal stromal cell composition, comprising conveniently and aseptically separating high-purity amnion-derived MSCs by performing enzyme treatment only once. According to the present invention, the following are provided: a method for producing a mesenchymal stromal cell composition, comprising: performing enzyme treatment of an amnion with collagenase and thermolysin and/or dispase; and filtering the enzyme-treated amnion through a mesh; a method for producing a cryopreserved mesenchymal stromal cell composition; and a therapeutic agent comprising as an active ingredient the mesenchymal stromal cell composition for a disease selected from graft-versus-host disease, inflammatory bowel disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, liver cirrhosis, or radiation enteritis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicants: NATIONAL CEREBRAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER, FOUNDATION FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AT KOBE, HYOGO COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi YAMAHARA, Akihiko TAGUCHI, Toshihiro SOMA, Shunsuke OHNISHI, Akira KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10441611
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a mesenchymal stromal cell composition, comprising conveniently and aseptically separating high-purity amnion-derived MSCs by performing enzyme treatment only once. According to the present invention, the following are provided: a method for producing a mesenchymal stromal cell composition, comprising: performing enzyme treatment of an amnion with collagenase and thermolysin and/or dispase; and filtering the enzyme-treated amnion through a mesh; a method for producing a cryopreserved mesenchymal stromal cell composition; and a therapeutic agent comprising as an active ingredient the mesenchymal stromal cell composition for a disease selected from graft-versus-host disease, inflammatory bowel disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, liver cirrhosis, or radiation enteritis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: NATIONAL CEREBRAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER, FOUNDATION FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AT KOBE, HYOGO COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Yamahara, Akihiko Taguchi, Toshihiro Soma, Shunsuke Ohnishi, Akira Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10398738
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a mesenchymal stromal cell composition, comprising conveniently and aseptically separating high-purity amnion-derived MSCs by performing enzyme treatment only once. According to the present invention, the following are provided: a method for producing a mesenchymal stromal cell composition, comprising: performing enzyme treatment of an amnion with collagenase and thermolysin and/or dispase; and filtering the enzyme-treated amnion through a mesh; a method for producing a cryopreserved mesenchymal stromal cell composition; and a therapeutic agent comprising as an active ingredient the mesenchymal stromal cell composition for a disease selected from graft-versus-host disease, inflammatory bowel disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, liver cirrhosis, or radiation enteritis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: NATIONAL CEREBRAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER, FOUNDATION FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AT KOBE, HYOGO COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Yamahara, Akihiko Taguchi, Toshihiro Soma, Shunsuke Ohnishi, Akira Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190247930
    Abstract: Provided is a surface-coated cutting tool including a base material and a coating including a super-multilayer-structure layer where A layers and B layers different from the A layers in composition are alternately laminated. The super-multilayer-structure layer includes an X area and a Y area those are alternately repeated. In the X area, A layers having a thickness AX and B layers having a thickness BX are alternately laminated. In the Y area, A layers having a thickness AY and B layers having a thickness BY are alternately laminated. The thickness AX is larger than the thickness AY, and the thickness BX is smaller than the thickness BY. Each of the A layers and the B layers comprising one or more elements selected from a group consisting of Ti, Al, Cr, Si, Ta, Nb, and W, and one or more elements selected from a group consisting of C and N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Keizo Tanaka, Makoto Setoyama, Yutaka Kobayashi, Akira Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190241983
    Abstract: The present invention provides a colored sweet potato that has a high anthocyanin content, and that is useful as a pigment material. Further, the present invention also provides a processed product of the colored sweet potato useful as a purple pigment, more specifically, an extract composition, as well as the purified matter thereof (including roughly purified matter). A colored sweet potato having the following characteristics is used. (A) the color value (530 nm) per gram of wet weight of colored sweet potato (color value (530 nm)/g) is not less than 15; (B) the absorbance ratio (320 nm/530 nm) per gram of wet weight of colored sweet potato (absorbance ratio (320 nm/530 nm)/g) is not less than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Tetsufumi SAKAI, Masaru YOSHINAGA, Yasuhiro TAKAHATA, Yumi KAI, Akira KOBAYASHI, Kenji KATAYAMA, Toshiro FUJITA, Hironori ONISHI, Kazuya MORIYUKI, Koji NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190170079
    Abstract: In the communication interruption state in which the transmission of a drive control command value DUTY from an engine control unit (ECU) 1 to a fuel pump driver (FPD) 2 is disabled, the FPD 2 is configured so as to drive a fuel pump 4 by using the maximum command value DTYMAX (100%) as a drive control command value DUTY. A stop state of the fuel pump 4 is maintained even if the drive control command value DUTY is the maximum command value DTYMAX when an ignition switch 21 is in the OFF State so as to have stopped the fuel pump 4, while the fuel pump 4 is driven when the ignition switch 21 is in the ON state and the drive control command value DUTY is the maximum command value DTYMAX.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Sasaki, Kazunori Kawamura, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Akira Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190143338
    Abstract: A vertical roller mill includes a housing, a chute that supplies materials to be grinded to a center portion of the housing, a grinder that is provided below the chute and grinds the materials to be grinded, an exhaust pipe that is provided above the grinder, a transport mechanism that forms an air flow for transporting, to the exhaust pipe, grinded materials grinded by the grinder, and a flow-constricting flow path provided between the grinder and the exhaust pipe and narrows a flow path area for the air flow, in which the flow-constricting flow path is formed between a first flow-constricting ring provided in the center portion of the housing and a second flow-constricting ring provided to protrude from the housing toward the center portion of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro NARIAI, Emi Ohno, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Takahiro Kozaki, Akira Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190118495
    Abstract: Provided is a flat fiber-reinforced plastic strand which is produced by curing a twisted resin-impregnated strand and has no disturbed fiber orientation, and a flat fiber-reinforced plastic strand sheet which is produced by using said flat fiber-reinforced plastic strands. According to a method of manufacturing the flat fiber-reinforced plastic strand 2, (a) a twisted resin-impregnated strand f2 in an uncured state, the strand including a plurality of reinforcing fibers f, is fed in a state of tension between a pair of heated steel belts 41A and 41B facing each other and making rotation movements; and (b) the resin-impregnated strand f2 is sandwiched and heated by the steel belts 41A and 41B, and pressurized from both sides of the strand f2 to form a cross section of the strand into a flat shape, and, with the shape being kept, a resin is cured and cooled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Makiji MIYAO, Akira KOBAYASHI, Masaki ARAZOE, Akihiro TATEISHI
  • Publication number: 20190118863
    Abstract: In a vehicle body front structure, a sub frame is fixed to front mount brackets and rear mount brackets of a pair of front side frames. A power unit is arranged on the front side of the sub frame in the vehicle body, and the power unit is supported by the pair of front side frames. A tilt surface is formed on the sub frame, and the tilt surface tilts to ascend toward the rear of the vehicle body. A rear portion of the power unit faces the tilt surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiyasu HARA, Tetsuhiro ARIMA, Yasuhito SATO, Tomoya TAKEDA, Hirokazu KOBAYASHI, Akihiro IKEYA, Akira KOBAYASHI, Ken YASUI, Eisei HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190022763
    Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool includes a substrate composed of cemented carbide and a coating film. The coating film includes an intermediate layer in contact with the substrate and an upper layer formed on the intermediate layer. The upper layer is made up of a single layer consisting of an upper base layer which is a layer in contact with the intermediate layer or multiple layers constituted of two or more layers. A mismatch in lattice interplanar spacing in an interface region between the substrate and the intermediate layer is not higher than 65% of a theoretical value of a mismatch in lattice interplanar spacing between the substrate and the upper base layer. A mismatch in lattice interplanar spacing in an interface region between the intermediate layer and the upper base layer is not higher than 65% of the theoretical value of the mismatch in lattice interplanar spacing between the substrate and the upper base layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Keizo Tanaka, Makoto Setoyama, Haruyo Fukui, Akira Kobayashi, Koji Kuramochi
  • Publication number: 20190013511
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing an electrode sheet including a compression step of causing a band-shaped electrode sheet provided with an active substance layer which is an active substance forming portion between at least a pair of rotating columnar compression rolls, and pressing and compressing the electrode sheet by the pair of compression rolls, and a cutting step of cutting the electrode sheet undergoing the compression step parallel to a longitudinal direction of the electrode sheet. When the width of the active substance layer is assumed as a first width, the compression step compresses the electrode sheet using the compression rolls having a second width equal to or less than the first width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: NEC ENERGY DEVICES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji SATO, Kenichi ITO, Akira KOBAYASHI