Patents by Inventor Akira Minami

Akira Minami 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).

  • Publication number: 20210102627
    Abstract: A seal member is disposed in a seal groove at a sliding gap between a shaft and a case. The seal member includes an outer periphery, a curved inner periphery, a mounting face, and an upper face. The mounting face is recessed toward the upper face. The upper face is recessed toward the mounting face. The relation of 0.755?h/H?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Takahiro YAMAMOTO, Chao JING, Mitsuru MINAMI, Akira UEDA, Yuki NORIDUKI
  • Patent number: 10907736
    Abstract: A split seal ring includes: an annular main body seal split partially in a circumferential direction; and abutment surfaces provided on split surfaces of the main body seal so as to be joined to each other. Each of the abutment surfaces includes: a first inclined surface extending in a direction intersecting with the circumferential direction; a first horizontal surface extending from one end side of the first inclined surface along the circumferential direction; and a second inclined surface extending from an end of the first horizontal surface opposite to the first inclined surface in the direction intersecting with the circumferential direction. With this configuration, there can be provided a split seal ring having a structure that can improve the sealing performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: VALQUA, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Minami, Akira Ueda, Jyunichi Yamashita, Akihiro Nagano, Katsuhisa Umeda
  • Publication number: 20210008909
    Abstract: A cartridge includes: a cartridge case; a first supply portion including a heat-sensitive medium; and a second supply portion including an adhesive medium. The heat-sensitive medium includes a base material, a plurality of heat-sensitive layers, and at least one heat-insulating layer in a stacked state. The heat-sensitive layers include: a first heat-sensitive layer for producing a first color when heated above a first temperature; and a second heat-sensitive layer for producing a second color when heated above a second temperature higher than. the first temperature. The cartridge case includes: an opening for exposing the heat-sensitive medium; and a guide part positioned downstream of the opening in a conveying direction of the heat-sensitive medium for guiding the heat-sensitive medium and the adhesive medium bonded to a surface of the heat-sensitive medium opposite the base material with respect to the plurality of heat-sensitive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Kohei Terada, Keisuke Nishihara, Akira Minami, Tomoaki Hazeyama, Yasuhiro Torii, Mariko Niizeki
  • Publication number: 20200327341
    Abstract: A control device includes a specifying unit that specifies one of a plurality of detection objects on the basis of a state of an industrial vehicle when the plurality of detection objects are detected around the industrial vehicle, and a control unit that causes a notification to be performed for the one detection object specified by the specifying unit in an aspect different from those of other detected detection objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Minami, Koji Shizaki, Akira Ando, Hajime Kodaira, Kiichi Sugimoto, Kenta Nakao, Satoshi Iio
  • Publication number: 20200307290
    Abstract: There is provided a printing apparatus including: a head including M of heating elements arranged in a first direction; a memory, and a controller. The controller is configured to: measure first particular values indicating characteristics of N of heating elements and save the first particular values in the memory; measure second particular values indicating characteristics of the N of heating elements and save the second particular values in the memory; determine difference values between the first particular values and the second particular values; determine a characteristic value based on the difference values; and detect replacement of the head when the controller has determined that the characteristic value exceeds a predefined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Akira MINAMI
  • Patent number: 10744790
    Abstract: In a printing device, a thermal head has heating elements and prints an image made up of line images. A memory stores sets of parameters, each set including one of first parameters and corresponding one of second parameters. The controller calculates an average consumed power with respect to a line image subject to calculation by dividing a total amount of consumed power by a period of time set in each first parameter, thereby providing average consumed powers for the sets of parameters. The total amount of consumed power is an accumulated consumed power consumed in the heating elements energized during printing in the period of time including a print timing of the line image subject to calculation. The controller sets a cycle time for printing the line image subject to calculation so that each average consumed power does not exceed an upper limit specified by corresponding one of second parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Minami, Tomohiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10717904
    Abstract: An adhesive preparation containing bisoprolol includes a backing and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed on one side of the backing. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer contains a polymer prepared through copolymerization of monomer components including a hydroxyl group-containing monomer and an alkyl (meth)acrylate monomer (component (A)), a polymer prepared through copolymerization of monomer components including a methyl methacrylate monomer and a butyl methacrylate monomer (component (B)), and bisoprolol (component (C)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOA EIYO LTD.
    Inventors: Eriko Abe, Yu Tachikawa, Satoshi Ameyama, Naoko Urushihara, Jun Ishikura, Tetsuya Nakamura, Akira Yokouchi, Yoshitaka Inoue, Kazuhiro Aoyagi, Tomoya Tanaka, Naohiro Nishida, Kunihiro Minami
  • Publication number: 20200072354
    Abstract: An arrangement structure for a seal member includes: a first member having a first mating surface and provided with a groove portion; a second member having a second mating surface, and configured to move relatively to the first member; and an annular seal member fitted into the groove portion, providing sealing between the first member and the second member, and serving as a partition between an atmosphere-side space and a pressurized-side space. The seal member includes a plurality of first protruding portions protruding toward the second mating surface and aligned from the atmosphere-side space toward the pressurized-side space. The seal member has such a shape that, in a state of not being fitted into the groove portion, a protrusion height of the first protruding portion increases in stages from the first protruding portion arranged close to the pressurized-side space toward the first protruding portion arranged close to the atmosphere-side space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuhisa UMEDA, Akira UEDA, Mitsuru MINAMI, Akihiro NAGANO
  • Publication number: 20200063870
    Abstract: A seal structure includes a ring-shaped seal member. The seal member is disposed in a seal groove. The case includes a low-pressure lateral face in a cross section of the seal structure, the cross section being taken along an imaginary plane in parallel with a shaft axial direction of the shaft and passing through a center line of the shaft. The seal member includes a first protruding portion. The first protruding portion protrudes from a main portion having a bottom face in contact with the low-pressure lateral face, and has a shape such that the first protruding portion extends toward the shaft as the first protruding portion extends toward the low-pressure side. The first protruding portion includes a tip. The first protruding portion includes a contact region in contact with the shaft. The tip is closer to the low-pressure side than the contact region is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro YAMAMOTO, Chao JING, Mitsuru MINAMI, Akira UEDA, Yuki NORIDUKI
  • Publication number: 20190351681
    Abstract: In a printing device, a thermal head has heating elements and prints an image made up of line images. A memory stores sets of parameters, each set including one of first parameters and corresponding one of second parameters. The controller calculates an average consumed power with respect to a line image subject to calculation by dividing a total amount of consumed power by a period of time set in each first parameter, thereby providing average consumed powers for the sets of parameters. The total amount of consumed power is an accumulated consumed power consumed in the heating elements energized during printing in the period of time including a print timing of the line image subject to calculation. The controller sets a cycle time for printing the line image subject to calculation so that each average consumed power does not exceed an upper limit specified by corresponding one of second parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Minami, Tomohiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20190203841
    Abstract: A split seal ring includes: an annular main body seal split partially in a circumferential direction; and abutment surfaces provided on split surfaces of the main body seal so as to be joined to each other. Each of the abutment surfaces includes: a first inclined surface extending in a direction intersecting with the circumferential direction; a first horizontal surface extending from one end side of the first inclined surface along the circumferential direction; and a second inclined surface extending from an end of the first horizontal surface opposite to the first inclined surface in the direction intersecting with the circumferential direction. With this configuration, there can be provided a split seal ring having a structure that can improve the sealing performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Mitsuru MINAMI, Akira UEDA, Jyunichi YAMASHITA, Akihiro NAGANO, Katsuhisa UMEDA
  • Patent number: 10189274
    Abstract: A printer includes a controller configured to, while conveying a print medium, apply a fourth quantity of thermal energy per unit area to a first area of the print medium and apply a fifth quantity of thermal energy per unit area to a second area that at least partially overlaps the first area in a conveyance direction, the print medium developing a color when supplied with a quantity of thermal energy per unit area equal to or more than a first quantity and equal to or less than a second quantity and developing another color when supplied with a quantity of thermal energy per unit area equal to or more than a third quantity more than the second quantity, the fourth and fifth quantities being more than the first quantity and less than the second quantity, a sum of the fourth and fifth quantities being less than the third quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sachiko Murakami, Akira Minami, Satoru Ito
  • Patent number: 10183499
    Abstract: A printer includes a controller configured to, based on print data, perform acquiring a condition value, calculating, for each type of dots, an additional period of time an=(Tn+Xn)?(Tn-1Xn-1), where Tn represents a specified period of time for applying energy to a heating element to form an n-th type of dot, Xn represents a correction period of time that is added to the specified period of time Tn to correct a dot formation condition of the n-th type of dot in accordance with the condition value, a heating period of time An for forming the n-th type of dot is obtained by adding the correction period of time Xn to the specified period of time Tn, and is derived from adding the additional period of time an to a heating period of time An-1, and setting the heating period of time An=?k=1nak, for each dot included in a target line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akira Minami
  • Publication number: 20180178547
    Abstract: A printer includes a controller configured to, while conveying a print medium, apply a fourth quantity of thermal energy per unit area to a first area of the print medium and apply a fifth quantity of thermal energy per unit area to a second area that at least partially overlaps the first area in a conveyance direction, the print medium developing a color when supplied with a quantity of thermal energy per unit area equal to or more than a first quantity and equal to or less than a second quantity and developing another color when supplied with a quantity of thermal energy per unit area equal to or more than a third quantity more than the second quantity, the fourth and fifth quantities being more than the first quantity and less than the second quantity, a sum of the fourth and fifth quantities being less than the third quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Sachiko Murakami, Akira Minami, Satoru Ito
  • Publication number: 20180088874
    Abstract: A printer includes a controller configured to, based on print data, perform acquiring a condition value, calculating, for each type of dots, an additional period of time an=(Tn+Xn)?(Tn-1Xn-1), where Tn represents a specified period of time for applying energy to a heating element to form an n-th type of dot, Xn represents a correction period of time that is added to the specified period of time Tn to correct a dot formation condition of the n-th type of dot in accordance with the condition value, a heating period of time An for forming the n-th type of dot is obtained by adding the correction period of time Xn to the specified period of time Tn, and is derived from adding the additional period of time an to a heating period of time An-1, and setting the heating period of time An=?k=1nak, for each dot included in a target line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventor: Akira MINAMI
  • Patent number: 9612485
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display apparatus includes: applying a first sealing material along both sides in a row direction of array substrate areas on a first mother board including a plurality of the array substrate areas formed in a matrix pattern, applying a second sealing material along both sides in a column direction of counter substrate areas on a second mother board including a plurality of the counter substrate areas formed in a matrix pattern, filling the first mother board with a liquid crystal material; and adhering the first mother board and the second mother board to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Saito, Akira Minami, Mariko Nagai, Yoshinori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9459497
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a pair of substrates and guide patterns provided at a periphery of one substrate of the pair of substrates. The guide patterns include a first projection, a second projection on the first projection, a pair of third projections provided on each side of the first and second projections, and a pair of fourth projections formed on the pair of third projections respectively. A seal material is provided on the guide patterns and covering at least one of the first projection and the second projection, and a liquid crystal layer is provided in an area partitioned by the pair of substrates and the seal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Masato Ishikawa, Akira Minami, Kenji Saito
  • Publication number: 20150273858
    Abstract: Every print line lined up to the number of “preset line number 1”, the dot number that the main pulse MP is added is counted, and when the variable number M which is the most count number is larger than the variable number A, the value of variable number M/variable number A is set to the variable number of “divisional number” and “9” is set to the variable number of “target speed”. When the variable number M corresponding to the most count number is not larger than the variable number A, the dot number that the supplemental pulse HP is added is counted every print line lined up to the number of “preset line number 1” and when the variable number S corresponding to the most count number is larger than the variable number A, “0” is set to the variable number of “divisional number” and “24” is set to the variable number of “target speed”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventor: Akira Minami
  • Patent number: 9132662
    Abstract: Every print line lined up to the number of “preset line number 1”, the dot number that the main pulse MP is added is counted, and when the variable number M which is the most count number is larger than the variable number A, the value of variable number M/variable number A is set to the variable number of “divisional number” and “9” is set to the variable number of “target speed”. When the variable number M corresponding to the most count number is not larger than the variable number A, the dot number that the supplemental pulse HP is added is counted every print line lined up to the number of “preset line number 1” and when the variable number S corresponding to the most count number is larger than the variable number A, “0” is set to the variable number of “divisional number” and “24” is set to the variable number of “target speed”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akira Minami
  • Publication number: 20150160487
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display apparatus includes: applying a first sealing material along both sides in a row direction of array substrate areas on a first mother board including a plurality of the array substrate areas formed in a matrix pattern, applying a second sealing material along both sides in a column direction of counter substrate areas on a second mother board including a plurality of the counter substrate areas formed in a matrix pattern, filling the first mother board with a liquid crystal material; and adhering the first mother board and the second mother board to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji SAITO, Akira MINAMI, Mariko NAGAI, Yoshinori YAMAMOTO