Patents by Inventor Atsushi Kobayashi

Atsushi 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: 10465599
    Abstract: A turbocharger includes a bearing portion having an end as an inner end surface located within a turbine housing in a penetrating direction of a bearing hole; a shaft rotatably supported in the bearing hole, one end thereof located within the turbine housing and the other end thereof located outside the turbine housing; an attaching plate fixed to the shaft, including an inner facing surface facing the inner end surface in an axial direction of the shaft; and a valve coupled to the shaft via the attaching plate to open and close a flow path opened to an internal space of the turbine housing. An inner radial groove is formed in at least one of the inner end surface and the inner facing surface. The inner radial groove extends in the radial direction of the shaft to allow a part of an exhaust gas flowing within the turbine housing to flow therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Yuusuke Isono, Kiyomichi Ichikawa, Atsushi Mori, Yuji Kobayashi, Kazuaki Iwata
  • Patent number: 10469004
    Abstract: A motor drive apparatus includes: a stage determination part that determines a position of the rotor based on a combination of states of a plurality of the output signals; and a power distribution timing determination part which determines that a power distribution timing when power is distributed to the coil is a timing obtained by advancing an angle by an amount that corresponds to a predetermined electric angle in a startup time of the motor, wherein, when a rotation speed of the motor becomes a predetermined rotation speed or more, the power distribution timing determination part determines that a timing when a predetermined period of time elapses since a position of the rotor arrives at a position of an electric angle that corresponds to a displacement amount of an electric angle which is arbitrarily advanced with respect to a predetermined electric angle that is advanced in the startup time is a power distribution timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Kojima, Tomofumi Kobayashi, Atsushi Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20190328358
    Abstract: The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to a present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to: acquire at least one of optical image data and sound data as data related to a confirmation item corresponding to a disorder name of a subject or an examination type for an ultrasonic scan; associate the ultrasonic image data acquired by the ultrasonic scan with the data related to the confirmation item; and store the association in a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigemitsu NAKAYA, Jiro HIGUCHI, Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Atsushi NAKAI, Kazuo TEZUKA, Yoshitaka MINE, Shunsuke SATOH
  • Patent number: 10457065
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid container that comprises an upper wall and a bottom wall; a liquid supply port provided in the bottom wall; a first chamber provided on a +Z direction side that is an upper wall side; a second chamber provided on a ?Z direction side that is a bottom wall side; a partition wall configured to part the first chamber from the second chamber; and a connecting hole configured to connect the first chamber with the second chamber. The second chamber is connected with the liquid supply port. The first chamber is connected with the liquid supply port via the connecting hole and the second chamber. The second chamber includes a return flow path that is turned back along an X direction. A liquid contained in the first chamber is flowed from the connecting hole through the return flow path to the liquid supply port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Kobayashi, Koichi Toba, Yasuhiko Yoshikawa, Ryoichi Tanaka, Tadahiro Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20190322816
    Abstract: A solution is prepared that contains (A) a polymer compound that includes at least one of a hydrolyzable polymer compound or a thermally-decomposable polymer compound, (B) an oxoacid-based compound that includes at least one of a phosphate-based compound, a sulfate-based compound, a sulfonate-based compound, or a perchlorate-based compound, and (C) a laminate of layered substances, and the solution is irradiated with at least one of sonic waves or radio waves, or the solution is heated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi KOBAYASHI, Ryo TANIUCHI, Tomoaki SAIKI
  • Patent number: 10450218
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle-mounted display device disposed in an interior member of a vehicle. The vehicle-mounted display device of the invention includes: a display panel; a cover glass covering the display panel; a housing accommodating the display panel; and a holding portion holding a position of the housing, in which the cover glass is a tempered glass having a thickness being 0.5 to 2.5 mm, a thickness of a compressive stress layer being 10 ?m or more, and a surface compressive stress of a compressive layer being 650 MPa or higher, and when the thickness (unit: mm) of the cover glass is represented by x and an energy absorption rate (unit: %) of the holding portion is represented by y. Expression (1) is satisfied, and impact resistance of the cover glass is excellent: y??37.1×ln(x)+53.7??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kyohei Hashimoto, Atsushi Inoue, Yasuhiro Inoue, Yasumasa Kato, Yasuji Fukasawa, Yusuke Kobayashi, Masaaki Konishi
  • Patent number: 10449772
    Abstract: A cartridge includes: a case; an accommodation part inside of the case; a liquid leading-out port; a cartridge side electrical connection part; and a cartridge side fixation structure. Engagement of the device side fixation structure and the cartridge side fixation structure restricts moving the case in a state of being imparted with the force directing to ?Z direction. The cartridge side fixation structure and the cartridge side electrical connection part overlap with each other at least in a part when the cartridge is viewed in Z directions. A width of the cartridge in the Z direction is smaller than a width in Y direction and a width in the X directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Hiroyuki Kawate, Atsushi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190319257
    Abstract: An electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, which is provided with a collector and a positive electrode active material layer that is arranged on the collector and contains a positive electrode active material. The positive electrode active material is configured to contain compound particles which have a layered structure composed of two or more transition metals, and which have an average particle diameter DSEM of from 1 ?m to 7 ?m (inclusive), a ratio of the 50% particle diameter D50 in a volume-based cumulative particle size distribution to the average particle diameter DSEM, namely D50/DSEM of from 1 to 4 (inclusive), and a ratio of the 90% particle diameter D90 in the volume-based cumulative particle size distribution to the 10% particle diameter D10 in the volume-based cumulative particle size distribution, namely D90/D10 of 4 or less. The positive electrode active material layer has a void fraction of 10-45%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogawa, Toru Sukigara, Hiroto Maeyama, Soshi Kawamura, Kenichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10442919
    Abstract: A hydrogenated nitrile rubber composition and a drivetrain oil seal whereby seal squeal can be prevented even upon wearing away of the sealing or even under dry lubrication conditions without any grease. The hydrogenated nitrile rubber composition comprises 100 parts by weight of hydrogenated nitrile rubber and further 10 to 55 parts by weight of wollastonite and 10 to 55 parts by weight of graphite as fillers, the total amount of the fillers being 50 to 110 parts by weight. The drivetrain oil seal comprises a crosslinked product of the hydrogenated nitrile rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10444540
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide novel contact lens manufacturing method and contact lens capable of giving a lens inner surface shape reflecting a cornea shape of a contact lens wearer more easily than before with sufficient accuracy to reflect the cornea shape, thereby improving comfort during use. By using statistical information on a corneal surface shape obtained from a population of target eyes having a feature to be treated, a fitting for a rotationally-symmetric shape is performed based on a definitional equation using a radius of curvature (R) and a conic constant (C.C.) while a fitting for a rotationally-asymmetric shape is performed based on a definitional equation using a Zernike function. A shape of a lens rear surface (20) corresponding to the corneal surface shape specified by these definitional equations is adopted for a rear surface of a peripheral area of a contact lens (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MENICON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kobayashi, Hiroaki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190308317
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus and an information processing method that enable agents with different skills to cooperate with each other to efficiently execute a task, the information processing apparatus including: an allocation section configured to assign at least a part of a task to two or more agents on the basis of a skill model indicating a skill of each of the agents. An information processing method includes an allocation step of assigning at least a part of a task to two or more agents on the basis of a skill model indicating a skill of each of the agents. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an agent system in which a plurality of agents cooperates with each other to execute a task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi NODA, Yasufumi TANAKA, Yoshiyuki KOBAYASHI, Hideyuki MATSUNAGA, Shingo TAKAMATSU
  • Patent number: 10434407
    Abstract: Provided is a game system capable of imposing restriction upon the beneficial effects of the characteristics of a character that has been selected. This game system is provided with control panels having individual rotational buttons. The game system provides a music game in which operation timings at which the individual rotational buttons are to be operated are guided in accordance with the rhythm of a musical piece selected from a musical piece group. Furthermore, the game system awards card selection opportunities for selecting character cards to be used in play, from a plurality of character cards prepared so as to have a plurality of skills which are different to each other, and which respectively correspond to changes. In a special mode, the game system sequentially implements, in a prescribed order every time the special mode is offered, the changes corresponding to the skills of the respective selected character cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kiyomoto, Koichi Tomita, Toyokazu Sakai, Shohei Sakuraba, Erina Takeda, Toru Miki, Atsushi Usami, Kanae Kokutani, Naotaka Okamoto, Yusuke Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190275672
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus and an information processing method each enabling a transmission apparatus which transmits observation information to be used in prediction to be readily selected from a plurality of transmission apparatuses. A selection section selects a sensor which transmits observation information to be used in prediction as a use sensor from a plurality of sensors on the basis of pieces of information associated with the plurality of sensors, respectively. The present disclosure, for example, can be applied to an information processing apparatus or the like which performs prediction of failure probability of an industrial robot by using observation information which is transmitted from a predetermined sensor of a plurality of sensors installed in an industrial robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo TAKAMATSU, Yoshiyuki KOBAYASHI, Atsushi NODA, Yasufumi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10408367
    Abstract: Provided is a mesh-patterned resin molded product (10) used for encasing and protecting a hollow piping member provided in a vehicle or a small ship. The mesh-patterned resin molded product (10), in a case of an ordinary state where no load is applied to the mesh-patterned resin molded product (10), includes a plurality of first resin wired portions (11) that extend parallel to each other, and a plurality of second resin wired portions (12) that extend parallel to each other in a direction respectively intersecting the first resin wired portions (11). Each of the first resin wired portions (11) and each of the second resin wired portions (12) are joined to each other on a joint portion (13) positioned at a mutual intersection portion. At the intersection portion, a direction passing through both axial centers of the first resin wired portion (11) and the second resin wired portion (12) and being orthogonal to both the axial centers is set as an orthographic projection direction P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: TOKYO PRINTING INK MFG. CO., LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO Company Limited
    Inventors: Atsushi Fushimi, Yuji Tomizawa, Koki Ikeda, Hiroyoshi Mori, Tokunori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10408085
    Abstract: A turbocharger includes: a turbine housing including an internal space formed therein; a bearing portion provided in the turbine housing; a shaft rotatably inserted into a bearing hole in a state where at least one end protrudes more to an inside of the turbine housing than the bearing portion; and a valve fixed to the shaft and configured to open and close a flow path opened to the internal space. The bearing portion includes a protrusion portion which protrudes from an inner wall of the turbine housing. The radial hole of the protrusion portion penetrates the bearing portion in a radial direction of the shaft, from the outer circumferential surface of the bearing portion to the bearing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Yuusuke Isono, Kiyomichi Ichikawa, Atsushi Mori, Yuji Kobayashi, Kazuaki Iwata
  • Patent number: 10405570
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a tobacco raw material in which the green color of the tobacco raw material is maintained and a browning-involved enzyme included in tobacco leaves is deactivated. Specifically, a method of manufacturing a tobacco raw material is provided that includes a step for heating a tobacco leaf material, which has an a* value of 1.0 or less, the a* value being expressed by the L*a*b* method, and which has a moisture content of 8 wt % or less, at a temperature of 75° C. or higher and under a humidity-controlled environment so that the a* value is 1.0 or less and the content of the browning-involved enzyme is 0.1 U/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nagai, Kei Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Chida, Kazuo Mori, Hiroshi Otaki
  • Patent number: 10410895
    Abstract: A conveyance control device according to one aspect of the present invention is configured to control operation of one or more carriages each configured to convey a FOUP. The conveyance control device includes: a basic processing unit that generates basic command data based on basic input data 32a containing a request to convey the FOUP; an optimization processing unit that generates optimization command data based on optimization input data containing the request to convey the FOUP; an output unit that outputs the basic command data or the optimization command data to each of the carriages; and a switching unit that controls operation of at least one of the basic processing unit, the optimization processing unit, and the output unit such that either one of the basic command data and the optimization command data is output by the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kumagai, Atsushi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10399344
    Abstract: A liquid container comprises a liquid supply port provided in a bottom wall, a first chamber configured to contain a liquid, a second chamber configured to contain the liquid and to include at least one sub-chamber having a smaller dimension in the X direction than that of the first chamber, a partition wall configured to part the first chamber from the second chamber, and a connecting hole configured to connect the first chamber with the second chamber. The second chamber is connected with the liquid supply port, and the first chamber is connected with the liquid supply port via the connecting hole and the second chamber. The liquid contained in the first chamber is flowed from the connecting hole into the second chamber and is subsequently introduced through the sub-chamber to the liquid supply port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Taku Ishizawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Koichi Toba, Yoshiaki Shimizu, Shun Oya
  • Publication number: 20190262774
    Abstract: A housing (30) of a hollow-fiber membrane module (101) is so configured as to have a small-diameter part (3B) having an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of a flow regulation cylinder (9) facing a part of the housing (30) on which a nozzle (8) is provided, and which is arranged on a lower side than a lower end of the flow regulation cylinder (9) in an axial direction of the hollow-fiber membrane module (101); or the flow regulation cylinder (9) is so configured as to have a small-diameter part (9G) which has an inner diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the flow regulation cylinder (9) facing the part of the housing (30) on which the nozzle (8) is provided, and which is arranged on a lower side than the existing region of the flow regulation holes (10) in the axial direction of the hollow-fiber membrane module (101).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Mikiko Ikeda, Atsushi Kobayashi, Shun Shimura, Norihiro Takeuchi, Hiroaki Kanai
  • Patent number: 10393221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dynamic damper provided with a planetary dear device and damper springs and aims to obtain an increased adjustable range of gear ratio for obtaining a desired reduction of rotating fluctuation and to reduce a size in a radial direction. A plurality of planetary gears 34 are provided, each forms a stepped shape (Ravigneau type planetary gear device) and is constructed by a small diameter pinion 42 and a large diameter pinion 44 juxtaposed in an axial direction so as to be rotated integrally. Rotating elements, which are selectively and desirably arranged to mesh with the small diameter pinion 42 and the large diameter pinion 44, are large diameter and small diameter ring gears and large diameter and small diameter sun gears. In addition to a carrier connecting the plurality of stepped shaped planetary gears 34, two rotating elements are selected from the large diameter and small diameter ring gears and the large diameter and small diameter sun gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: UNIPRES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Kobayashi, Yutaka Murata