Patents by Inventor Akira Kudo

Akira Kudo 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: 10833318
    Abstract: In an aspect, an electrode for an electrochemical cell comprises: a structure having a nano- or micro-architected three-dimensional geometry; said structure comprising one or more active carbon allotrope materials; wherein said structure is characterized by an average density less than or equal to 2.3 g cm?3 and an average specific strength (strength-to-density ratio) greater than or equal to 0.004 GPa g?1 cm3. Also disclosed herein are methods for making an electrode for an electrochemical cell, and methods for making an electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Julia R. Greer, Andrey Vyatskikh, John S. Thorne, Akira Kudo, Kai Narita, Michael A. Citrin, Xuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190103600
    Abstract: In an aspect, an electrode for an electrochemical cell comprises: a structure having a nano- or micro-architected three-dimensional geometry; said structure comprising one or more active carbon allotrope materials; wherein said structure is characterized by an average density less than or equal to 2.3 g cm?3 and an average specific strength (strength-to-density ratio) greater than or equal to 0.004 GPa g?1 cm3. Also disclosed herein are methods for making an electrode for an electrochemical cell, and methods for making an electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Julia R. GREER, Andrey VYATSKIKH, John S. THORNE, Akira KUDO, Kai NARITA, Michael A. CITRIN, Xuan ZHANG
  • Patent number: 9784964
    Abstract: An image pickup unit for endoscope is configured such that a first lens frame and a second lens frame are fitted to each other with a first fitting area and bonded and fixed to each other with a first adhesive at a first frame fixing portion, the second lens frame and a holding frame are fitted to each other with a second fitting area and bonded and fixed to each other with a second adhesive at a second frame fixing portion, the first lens frame, the second lens frame, and the fixing frame are bonded and fixed together with the second adhesive, the second fitting area is larger than the first fitting area, and the second adhesive has a glass transition temperature lower than a glass transition temperature of the first adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Kudo
  • Publication number: 20170082848
    Abstract: An image pickup unit for endoscope is configured such that a first lens frame and a second lens frame are fitted to each other with a first fitting area and bonded and fixed to each other with a first adhesive at a first frame fixing portion, the second lens frame and a holding frame are fitted to each other with a second fitting area and bonded and fixed to each other with a second adhesive at a second frame fixing portion, the first lens frame, the second lens frame, and the fixing frame are bonded and fixed together with the second adhesive, the second fitting area is larger than the first fitting area, and the second adhesive has a glass transition temperature lower than a glass transition temperature of the first adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira KUDO
  • Patent number: 8801255
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: a distal end rigid portion that configures a distal end portion of an insertion portion of an endoscope and has a through hole; an LED ceramic substrate including an LED light source mounted on a distal end side thereof, and arranged in the through hole so as to emit light from the through hole; an LED cable configured to be inserted in the insertion portion of the endoscope and to supply electric power to the LED light source; a ceramic cutout portion that configures a proximal end side of the LED ceramic substrate, and allows a conductive pattern for electrically connecting the LED light source and the LED cable to be exposed from inside the LED ceramic substrate and connected to the LED cable; and a reinforcement member having rigidity and fixed to the LED ceramic substrate and configured to cover the ceramic cutout portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Akira Kudo
  • Patent number: 8596032
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a core-sheath type conjugated yarn includes a core portion containing a double-prepolymer type polyurethane and a sheath portion containing an elastomer. The double-prepolymer comprises a prepolymer having terminal isocyanate groups obtained from reacting a polyol and a diisocyanate, and a prepolymer having terminal hydroxyl groups obtained from reacting a polyol, a diisocyanate, and a low-molecular weight diol. In other embodiments, a method of producing the core-sheath type conjugated yarn using conjugate spinning conditions provides a conjugated yarn with a fineness of 18 to 110 dtex, a weight ratio of the core portion to the sheath portion of 95/5 to 60/40, and a drawing ratio of 1.5 to 4.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nisshinbo Textile, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeaki Seno, Akira Kudo
  • Publication number: 20130265798
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: a distal end rigid portion that configures a distal end portion of an insertion portion of an endoscope and has a through hole; an LED ceramic substrate including an LED light source mounted on a distal end side thereof, and arranged in the through hole so as to emit light from the through hole; an LED cable configured to be inserted in the insertion portion of the endoscope and to supply electric power to the LED light source; a ceramic cutout portion that configures a proximal end side of the LED ceramic substrate, and allows a conductive pattern for electrically connecting the LED light source and the LED cable to be exposed from inside the LED ceramic substrate and connected to the LED cable; and a reinforcement member having rigidity and fixed to the LED ceramic substrate and configured to cover the ceramic cutout portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Akira KUDO
  • Patent number: 8333694
    Abstract: An illumination unit includes a distal end frame member having a through opening, a plurality of illumination sections, and a holding member which is arranged in the through opening and holds the illumination sections to incline the illumination sections at a desired angle with respect an opening surface of the through opening and to form a cascade along the axial direction of the through opening. The illumination unit includes a reflective member which is configured to reflect the illumination light emitted from the illumination sections toward the opening surface, the reflective member being held by the holding member to face the illumination sections and to apply the illumination light externally emitted from the illumination sections from the inside of the through opening via the opening surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Akira Kudo, Takeshi Oue
  • Publication number: 20120209072
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: a distal end rigid member to which an observation optical portion is fixedly provided; a distal end cover fixed to the distal end rigid member in an integrated manner, and including an illuminating window portion and a light-emitting device installing hole; a light-emitting device arranged in the light-emitting device installing hole and including a light-emitting portion that faces the illuminating window portion included in the distal end cover, and a conductive portion opposed to the opening of the light-emitting device installing hole; a substrate having thermal conductance and combining as a heat dissipating portion, and connected to the conductive portion of the light-emitting device, a power supply cable being connected thereto; and a heat dissipation member having thermal conductance, an end side of which being connected to the substrate and another end side projecting relative to the substrate to dissipate heat conducted to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Takeshi OUE, Akira KUDO, Yosuke SATO
  • Publication number: 20120152018
    Abstract: An atmospheric pressure estimation method is disclosed. The method includes: controlling an oscillation frequency of a predetermined oscillator to match an oscillation frequency of an atmospheric pressure measurement oscillator; detecting a phase difference between an oscillation signal of the predetermined oscillator and an oscillation signal of the atmospheric pressure measurement oscillator; and estimating atmospheric pressure using the oscillation frequency of the predetermined oscillator and the phase difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Kudo, Chen Qian
  • Publication number: 20120036899
    Abstract: Provided is a novel conjugated yarn which: has excellent stretchability; is provided with a sufficient strength; shows high transparency; provides a good tactile sense; and has moderate fit power. Also provided are a knitted fabric knitted by using such conjugated yarn and a clothing product using such knitted fabric. Also provided is a method of producing a novel conjugated yarn which: has excellent stretchability; is provided with a sufficient strength; shows high transparency; provides a good tactile sense; and has moderate fit power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Shigeaki Seno, Akira Kudo
  • Publication number: 20110230722
    Abstract: An illumination unit includes a distal end frame member having a through opening, a plurality of illumination sections, and a holding member which is arranged in the through opening and holds the illumination sections to incline the illumination sections at a desired angle with respect an opening surface of the through opening and to form a cascade along the axial direction of the through opening. The illumination unit includes a reflective member which is configured to reflect the illumination light emitted from the illumination sections toward the opening surface, the reflective member being held by the holding member to face the illumination sections and to apply the illumination light externally emitted from the illumination sections from the inside of the through opening via the opening surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Akira KUDO, Takeshi OUE
  • Publication number: 20110130335
    Abstract: Disclosed are a medicament for treating or preventing diseases with myocardial necrosis, which contains, as an active ingredient, a periostin variant (?b?e) polypeptide or a modified form thereof or a polynucleotide encoding the same; and a diagnostic agent for diseases with myocardial necrosis containing a DNA encoding a periostin variant (?b?e) polypeptide or a partial fragment thereof or an antibody which specifically recognizes a periostin variant (?b?e) polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: MitsubishiChemical Medience Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Kudo
  • Patent number: 7850563
    Abstract: A power transmission mechanism comprising: a flexible power transmission element; a pair of a drive pulley and a driven pulley on which the flexible power transmission element is wound, each the pulley having a pin-embedding hole formed to extend from the outer circumferential thereof toward the center thereof, and a slit elongated in the circumferential direction of the pulley to extend to opposite sides of the embedding hole and communicating with the embedding hole; and a pair of columnar or tapered anchor pins each having a path hole penetrating the anchor pin across the lengthwise direction thereof to receive the flexible power transmission element inserted therein, wherein each the anchor pin receiving the flexible power transmission element in the path hole thereof is embedded in the embedding hole of the associated pulley under pressure, and the flexible power transmission element is thereby held on the pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Makoto Jinno, Toyomi Miyagawa, Shiro Tsukada, Akira Kudo
  • Publication number: 20090291795
    Abstract: A power transmission mechanism comprising: a flexible power transmission element; a pair of a drive pulley and a driven pulley on which the flexible power transmission element is wound, each the pulley having a pin-embedding hole formed to extend from the outer circumferential thereof toward the center thereof, and a slit elongated in the circumferential direction of the pulley to extend to opposite sides of the embedding hole and communicating with the embedding hole; and a pair of columnar or tapered anchor pins each having a path hole penetrating the anchor pin across the lengthwise direction thereof to receive the flexible power transmission element inserted therein, wherein each the anchor pin receiving the flexible power transmission element in the path hole thereof is embedded in the embedding hole of the associated pulley under pressure, and the flexible power transmission element is thereby held on the pulley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: MAKOTO JINNO, Toyomi Miyagawa, Shiro Tsukada, Akira Kudo
  • Patent number: 7571443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a collaboration apparatus between information processing systems for allowing a plurality of information processing systems to collaborate with each other without awareness of the difference in architecture, and an integrated information processing system in which a plurality of information processing systems are combined by using such a collaboration apparatus between information processing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Akira Kudo, Haruko Sota
  • Publication number: 20080051238
    Abstract: A power transmission mechanism comprising: a flexible power transmission element; a pair of a drive pulley and a driven pulley on which the flexible power transmission element is wound, each the pulley having a pin-embedding hole formed to extend from the outer circumferential thereof toward the center thereof, and a slit elongated in the circumferential direction of the pulley to extend to opposite sides of the embedding hole and communicating with the embedding hole; and a pair of columnar or tapered anchor pins each having a path hole penetrating the anchor pin across the lengthwise direction thereof to receive the flexible power transmission element inserted therein, wherein each the anchor pin receiving the flexible power transmission element in the path hole thereof is embedded in the embedding hole of the associated pulley under pressure, and the flexible power transmission element is thereby held on the pulley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Makoto JINNO, Toyomi MIYAGAWA, Shiro TSUKADA, Akira KUDO
  • Publication number: 20080051815
    Abstract: A power transmission mechanism comprising: a flexible power transmission element; a pair of a drive pulley and a driven pulley on which the flexible power transmission element is wound, each the pulley having a pin-embedding hole formed to extend from the outer circumferential thereof toward the center thereof, and a slit elongated in the circumferential direction of the pulley to extend to opposite sides of the embedding hole and communicating with the embedding hole; and a pair of columnar or tapered anchor pins each having a path hole penetrating the anchor pin across the lengthwise direction thereof to receive the flexible power transmission element inserted therein, wherein each the anchor pin receiving the flexible power transmission element in the path hole thereof is embedded in the embedding hole of the associated pulley under pressure, and the flexible power transmission element is thereby held on the pulley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Makoto JINNO, Toyomi MIYAGAWA, Shiro TSUKADA, Akira KUDO
  • Publication number: 20080051239
    Abstract: A power transmission mechanism comprising: a flexible power transmission element; a pair of a drive pulley and a driven pulley on which the flexible power transmission element is wound, each the pulley having a pin-embedding hole formed to extend from the outer circumferential thereof toward the center thereof, and a slit elongated in the circumferential direction of the pulley to extend to opposite sides of the embedding hole and communicating with the embedding hole; and a pair of columnar or tapered anchor pins each having a path hole penetrating the anchor pin across the lengthwise direction thereof to receive the flexible power transmission element inserted therein, wherein each the anchor pin receiving the flexible power transmission element in the path hole thereof is embedded in the embedding hole of the associated pulley under pressure, and the flexible power transmission element is thereby held on the pulley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Makoto JINNO, Toyomi MIYAGAWA, Shiro TSUKADA, Akira KUDO
  • Patent number: 7300373
    Abstract: A power transmission mechanism comprising: a flexible power transmission element; a pair of a drive pulley and a driven pulley on which the flexible power transmission element is wound, each the pulley having a pin-embedding hole formed to extend from the outer circumferential thereof toward the center thereof, and a slit elongated in the circumferential direction of the pulley to extend to opposite sides of the embedding hole and communicating with the embedding hole; and a pair of columnar or tapered anchor pins each having a path hole penetrating the anchor pin across the lengthwise direction thereof to receive the flexible power transmission element inserted therein, wherein each the anchor pin receiving the flexible power transmission element in the path hole thereof is embedded in the embedding hole of the associated pulley under pressure, and the flexible power transmission element is thereby held on the pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Makoto Jinno, Toyomi Miyagawa, Shiro Tsukada, Akira Kudo