Atsushi Nakano 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).
Abstract: A radiation imaging system including: a radiation generator that includes a radiation source generating a radiation pulse by receiving a tube current of a preset amount; a radiation detector that includes a plurality of charge accumulators which accumulate and release electric charges to be read out as signal values according to received radiation and that generates a dynamic image formed of a plurality of frames; and a hardware processor. The hardware processor sets an amount of the tube current and a length of an accumulation time for which the charge accumulators are allowed to accumulate the electric charges, calculates such a proper range of the tube current that start and end of generation of one radiation pulse by the radiation generator are within one accumulation time to perform an imaging with the accumulation time, and regulates setting of a value out of the proper range.
Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to reduce power consumption while preventing a reduction in productivity. One embodiment of the present invention is a printing apparatus including: a print head that ejects a liquid; a circulation unit configured to circulate the liquid in a circulation path including the print head; a control unit configured to controls the circulation unit to execute periodic circulation by causing the circulation unit to circulate the liquid in the circulation path periodically at predetermined interval; and an input unit configured to input information on a suspension period during which the control unit suspends execution of the periodic circulation, wherein the control unit is set to start suspending the execution of the periodic circulation in accordance with the information and is set to resume execution of the periodic circulation when the suspension period indicated by the information is elapsed.
Abstract: A system includes a traveling unit provided with a movement mechanism; a plurality of types of main body units equipped with different facilities, each main body unit being configured to form an emergency vehicle by being coupled with the traveling unit; and an information processing apparatus configured to manage the traveling unit and the plurality of types of main body units. The information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to analyze details of a first emergency call made to a fire-fighting organization, select a main body unit of a first type equipped with a facility matching the details of the first emergency call from the plurality of types of main body units, and dispatch an emergency vehicle coupling the main body unit of the first type and the traveling unit.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a memory configured to store information about mobile bodies, each of which forms a vehicle by being coupled with a main body unit and is capable of autonomous driving; and a processor configured to transmit a summon command to a first mobile body existing within a predetermined range, the summon command summoning the first mobile body to a predetermined assembly location, and cause a predetermined number of first mobile bodies assembled at the predetermined assembly location to carry one first main body unit that is larger or heavier than a main body unit that can be carried by one first mobile body, and to cause the predetermined number of first mobile bodies to move to a predetermined destination.
Abstract: A vehicular breaking force control system includes: a plurality of actuators capable of generating a braking force for a vehicle; a coasting state detection unit configured to detect that a coasting state has been established; a target braking force calculation unit configured to calculate a target braking force on the basis of a state of the vehicle when the coasting state detection unit detects that the coasting state has been established; and a braking force distribution control unit configured to determine a distribution braking force that is a braking force to be caused to be generated by each actuator, such that the distribution braking force is equal to or less than a braking force generable by the actuator and a sum of the distribution braking forces is equal to the target braking force, and to perform control of causing each actuator to generate the distribution braking force.
Abstract: To effectively utilize user's belongings that are not being used. The information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: determine, when a use request is received from a second user for a room unit in which a first user stores at least one of the first user's belongings as a storeroom, a transport unit that connects to the room unit and transports the room unit to a designated place by the second user; and cause the transport unit connected to the room unit to move to the designated place by the second user and to separate from the room unit at the designated place by the second user.
Abstract: Provided is the information processing apparatus that includes a processor configured to: when a rental request for a traveling unit that forms a vehicle by connecting to a body unit and information regarding a destination of move by the vehicle are received from a user terminal, acquire a route to the destination; when a road included in the route to the destination is a first road having a predetermined characteristic, determine a first traveling unit having a performance corresponding to the characteristic of the first road from a plurality of traveling units; and transmit information regarding the route to the destination and information regarding the first traveling unit to the user terminal.
Abstract: A power supply apparatus includes a battery pack for a motor vehicle, and a power interface part that connects the battery pack and a plurality of electrical devices. The power interface part includes a battery-side connector, and a branch connector apparatus. The branch connector apparatus includes a joining part for connection lines, a fuse, a housing, and a connector. A guided part is provided on an outer side surface of the housing. The battery pack includes a slot part allowing the branch connector apparatus to be inserted and extracted. The battery-side connector is provided in the slot part. A guiding part extending along an insertion and extraction direction is provided on an inner side surface of the slot part. The guided part is guided along an extension direction of the guiding part by the guiding part.
Abstract: A structure for mounting a gasket on a block includes a block with a fluid channel and an annular gasket surrounding an opening of the fluid channel. The block has an annular inner wall and an annular outer wall. The annular inner wall is made of resin and located radially outside the opening of the fluid channel. The annular outer wall is made of resin and located radially outside the annular inner wall. The annular inner wall and the annular outer wall allow an axial side of the gasket to be press-fitted therebetween and are elastically deformable in their radial directions.
February 18, 2019
March 25, 2021
NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
Atsushi NAKANO, Toshihide I IDA, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Tomohiro ADACHI
Abstract: A laminated plate includes first and second plates bonded to each other via an intermediate layer. The laminated plate includes a first main surface of the first plate opposite to the intermediate layer; a second main surface of the first plate and a third main surface being in contact with the intermediate layer; a fourth main surface of the second plate opposite to the intermediate layer. A thickness of the first plate is thicker than a thickness of the second plate. In a planar view, the laminated plate includes a peripheral region and an in-plane region. In a cross section orthogonal to an outer periphery of the laminated plate, a distance from an outermost periphery of the second plate to the first plate in a thickness direction with respect to the outermost periphery is three times or less a distance between the first and second plates in the in-plane region.
Abstract: A structure allowing a gasket to be mounted on a fluid device is provided. The gasket includes an annular attaching portion that has a first slope at an axial end. The fluid device includes an annular attached portion with a second slope that contacts the first slope. The first slope at least partially includes a contact area that contacts the second slope to seal a gap between the first slope and the second slope. The contact area has an annular bulge protruding toward the second slope in contrast to other portions of the first slope so that the bulge is the earliest contact portion with the second slope when the contact area is brought into contact with the second slope.
Abstract: A gasket for connecting flow passage holes formed in two piping blocks, respectively, includes, at both sides in an axial direction, a pair of tubular radially outer press-fitting portions configured to be respectively press-fitted into tubular radially outer sealing grooves formed, radially outward of the flow passage holes, on end surfaces of both piping blocks, and a sealing peripheral surface configured to come into close contact with an outer peripheral surface of the radially outer sealing groove to exert a sealing function is formed on an outer peripheral surface of each radially outer press-fitting portion. A groove portion is formed on an outer peripheral surface of the gasket such that, in a state where either one of the pair of radially outer press-fitting portions is press-fitted into a sealing groove of the piping block, the groove portion is open axially outward of the end surface of the piping block.
Abstract: A structure allowing a gasket to be mounted on a fluid device is provided. The gasket includes an annular attaching portion that has a first slope at an axial end. The fluid device includes an annular attached portion with a second slope that contacts the first slope. The first slope at least partially includes two or more pressing areas, which are partitioned by annular steps. The second slope at least partially includes two or more pressed areas, which are partitioned by annular steps to fit the steps between the pressing areas.
Abstract: An integrated block 1 serving as a fluid device includes: a flow port 13 open to form one end of a passage P; an annular groove 14 arranged along an outer circumferential edge of the flow port 13, the annular groove 14 being open so as to insert the gasket 2 therein; a first tapered portion 17 arranged on a radially-inner side interior wall 14b of the annular groove 14 and sloped radially outward from an open end of the annular groove 14 in a depth direction of the annular groove 14; and a guide 18 arranged on a radially-outer side interior wall 14a of the annular groove 14, extending throughout a predetermined range D from the open end of the annular groove 14 in the depth direction, and having a larger diameter than an outer circumferential surface 22a of a second sealing portion 22 of the gasket 2.
Abstract: A power supply apparatus includes a battery pack for an electric vehicle, and an interface unit that couples the battery pack and a plurality of electrical devices. The interface unit includes a branch connector provided with a coupling unit and a plurality of fuses. The coupling unit allows coupling wires to join. Each of the coupling wires is coupled to a corresponding one of electrical devices. Each of the plurality of fuses is disposed in a corresponding one of coupling wires. The interface unit also includes a battery pack connector that is able to be coupled to the branch connector. In a state in which the branch connector is coupled to the battery pack connector, the power supply apparatus is configured to be able to supply electric power from the battery pack to each of the plurality of electrical devices via the coupling unit.
Abstract: A gasket-mounting structure includes a mounting member and a gasket. The mounting member includes a first base, an outer sleeve protruding from the first base, an inner sleeve protruding from the first base in the same direction of the outer sleeve radially inside the outer sleeve, and a groove surrounded by the first base, the outer sleeve, and the inner sleeve. The gasket includes an annular second base, an annular outer protrusion extending from the second base to be pressed in the groove, and an annular inner protrusion extending from the second base to be axially pressed on the inner sleeve radially inside the outer protrusion such that the inner sleeve is radially placed between the outer protrusion and the inner protrusion.
Abstract: A structure for mounting a gasket on a block includes a block with a fluid channel and a gasket surrounding an opening of the fluid channel. The gasket has a sealing tip, which is an annular wall made of resin and located radially outside the opening of the fluid channel. The sealing tip is press-fitted in the block and is elastically deformable in its radial direction.
January 15, 2019
December 17, 2020
NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
Atsushi NAKANO, Toshihide I IDA, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Tomohiro ADACHI
Abstract: A game system that is a server or the like is configured to repetitively determine, during a match-up game, for each set determination period, participation continuation in the match-up game with respect to each player character according to a determination criterion which is based on acquisition of a specific item set in advance, and when it is determined that the player character does not satisfy the determination criterion at an end timing or before the end timing of the determination period, execute participation-limiting processing for limiting participation by the player character concerned in the match-up game such as loss management that involves causing the player character to suffer a loss from the match-up game in which the player character is participating.
Abstract: The bellows pump device supplies pressurized air to one air chamber of two hermetic air chambers thereby to cause a bellows to perform expansion operation to suck a transport fluid, and supplies pressurized air to the other air chamber thereby to cause the bellows to perform contraction operation to discharge the transport fluid. The bellows pump device includes: an electropneumatic regulator configured to adjust a first air pressure of the pressurized air to be supplied to the one air chamber, and a second air pressure of the pressurized air to be supplied to the other air chamber; and a control unit configured to control the electropneumatic regulator such that, at least at a time point of end of expansion during expansion operation of the bellows, the first air pressure is lower than the second air pressure.