Patents by Inventor Atsushi Noguchi

Atsushi Noguchi 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: 8500166
    Abstract: Provided are a strap retention device that can improve the ability to reliably cut a strap, and an airbag device. A strap retention device includes an anchor having a retaining portion for retaining a first end of a strap, and a flat portion in contact with a back surface of the strap; a strap restraint member joined to the anchor for restraining movement of the strap in a width direction; a cutter for cutting the strap on the flat portion; a squib for applying a driving force to the cutter to move the cutter in a direction of the flat portion; and a housing accommodating the cutter and the squib and joined to the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Inuzuka, Atsushi Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20130086138
    Abstract: A process and system for implementing a Java method by a second computer for a first computer to which the second computer is connected via a communication line. The second computer receives from the first computer a first message instructing the second computer to execute a Java method that is included in the first message. The Java method includes source code. After receiving the first message, the second computer executes the Java method that is in the first message. After said executing the Java method, the second computer transmits to the first computer a second message that includes the Java method and a result of executing the Java method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20130038046
    Abstract: Provided are a strap retention device that can improve the ability to reliably cut a strap, and an airbag device. A strap retention device includes an anchor having a retaining portion for retaining a first end of a strap, and a flat portion in contact with a back surface of the strap; a strap restraint member joined to the anchor for restraining movement of the strap in a width direction; a cutter for cutting the strap on the flat portion; a squib for applying a driving force to the cutter to move the cutter in a direction of the flat portion; and a housing accommodating the cutter and the squib and joined to the anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Koji Inuzuka, Atsushi Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20110254433
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes first and second substrates, an electron emitting device, light emitting members, and a spacer located between the first and second substrates. Straight-line ribs higher than the light emitting members are formed on the second substrate with one of the lines of light emitting members interposed between each adjacent pair of ribs. The spacer extends in a second direction intersecting a first direction in which the ribs extend, and is located between the light emitting members adjacent to each other in the first direction. The ribs include first and second ribs, and each first rib includes a wide portion where it intersects the spacer, the wide portion having a large width in the second direction and being higher than parts of the second ribs intersecting the spacer, at least one of the second ribs being disposed between each adjacent pair of first ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Yoshitaka Ishioka
  • Publication number: 20110191431
    Abstract: A method and system for updating display screens. A first processor in a first terminal: receives a selection of at least one target browser; detects an event resulting from a user's operation on a first display screen at the first terminal; generates a message including the selected at least one target browser, a description of the event, and a parameter pertaining to the event; and sends the message to a server. Each terminal of the at least one terminal receives the message from the server. Each processor in no less than one terminal of the at least one terminal: has at least one web browser and a respective display screen; ascertains that the at least one target browser in the message includes the at least one web browser; and updates the respective display screen in accordance with the description of the event and the parameter pertaining to the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20100192071
    Abstract: A computer-implemented client program that is downloaded and executed by computer terminals to synchronize display screen images of web browsers in the terminals. The client program causes the terminals to function as: an event transmitting unit that transmits an event to a server apparatus, where the event has occurred on a first terminal; an event receiving unit that receives a different event through the server apparatus, where the event has occurred on a different terminal; and a screen-image updating unit that updates a display screen image shown on the first terminal to a screen image in accordance with the different event received through the server apparatus. A computer terminal, computer-implemented method, computer-implemented server system and computer-implemented server program is provided for executing the computer-implemented client program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 7758068
    Abstract: A curtain airbag device includes a gas generator and a curtain airbag configured to be deployed downward along an inner side surface of a vehicle cabin. The curtain airbag includes a front portion configured to be fixed to at least two sections of a pillar of a vehicle such that the front portion is disposed along a direction in which the pillar extends. A virtual equilateral triangle having a line connecting the first and second sections as a first side of the equilateral triangle is formed in the front portion of the curtain airbag. A region surrounded by the sides of the equilateral triangle includes a portion of an inflatable chamber that is configured to be inflated by receiving gas from the gas generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Tetsu Mitsuo
  • Publication number: 20090197303
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a protein having dipeptide-synthesizing activity; DNA encoding the protein; a recombinant DNA comprising the DNA; a transformant transformed with the recombinant DNA; a process for producing the protein having dipeptide-synthesizing activity using the transformant or the like; a process for producing a dipeptide using the protein having dipeptide-synthesizing activity; and a process for producing a dipeptide using, as an enzyme source, a culture of a transformant or a microorganism which produces the protein having dipeptide-synthesizing activity or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: KYOWA HAKKO KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuniki Kino, Atsushi Noguchi, Yuji Nakazawa, Makoto Yagasaki
  • Publication number: 20090026742
    Abstract: A curtain airbag device and a guide unit are provided such that a lower rear portion of a curtain airbag can be deployed smoothly. When an inflator is activated, a curtain airbag is deployed in the downward direction. During the deployment, the rear portion of the curtain airbag is guided by a guide rod via a link strap. To fold the curtain airbag, the lower rear portion of the curtain airbag is folded back at an angle along slanted folding lines. Subsequently, the curtain airbag is rolled or folded along lines extending in a horizontal direction of the curtain airbag. This airbag structure allows the lower rear portion of the curtain airbag to be deployed downward and towards the back of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Tetsu Mitsuo
  • Patent number: 7441796
    Abstract: An airbag system includes at least an airbag and a gas supply device. The airbag is mounted to an upper part of a sidewall of a vehicle and has a function of protecting an occupant by inflating downwardly into an occupant protection region between the occupant and the sidewall of the vehicle in a car accident such as a side crash or rolling sideways. The gas supply device having a gas generating function supplies inflation gas to the airbag. The airbag has a folded portion and an extending portion. The folded portion is folded in a predetermined folded shape in advance. The extending portion extends downwardly along the folded portion so as to cover a side of the folded portion from an interior side of the vehicle when the airbag is mounted to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Kenji Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 7434831
    Abstract: A curtain airbag device for holding a vehicle occupant inside a vehicle cabin at a region of the curtain airbag. A front region of the curtain airbag may be provided with non-inflatable portions. Attachment parts may extending from an upper section, a lower section, and an intermediate section of a front edge of the curtain airbag an attach to a front pillar of the vehicle. When the curtain airbag is inflated, high tensions are generated at areas which are rear extensions of the attachment parts, whereby the front region of the curtain airbag forms a hammock-like structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Tetsu Mitsuo
  • Patent number: 7396041
    Abstract: A curtain airbag includes an inflatable cell below a non-inflatable portion that resists being bent when the curtain airbag is inflated. The curtain airbag has a non-inflatable portion and a plurality of inflatable cells that are disposed in front of, behind, above, and below the non-inflatable portion. The lower-side inflatable cell is formed in a convex shape that projects downwardly. When the curtain airbag is inflated, a tensile force acting to pull up the lower-side inflatable cell is generated in the non-inflatable portion. However, as the inflatable cell is formed in a convex shape that projects downwardly, the inflatable cell resists being pulled up and is, therefore, prevented from being bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Tetsu Mitsuo
  • Patent number: 7390016
    Abstract: A curtain airbag device includes a curtain airbag disposed along an upper side surface of a vehicle facing a cabin in a folded state to be able to expand downwardly along the side surface, and an inflator for inflating the curtain airbag. A guide airbag is arranged to expand substantially at the same time when the curtain airbag is expanded. The guide airbag guides the curtain airbag toward the cabin and/or regulates an expanding direction of the curtain airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Akifumi Takedomi, Noriyuki Kosugi
  • Patent number: 7357413
    Abstract: A curtain airbag device and a guiding element that achieve a simplified installation process for attaching a curtain airbag to a vehicle body, and that allow the curtain airbag to be deployed smoothly. When an inflator is activated, a curtain airbag may be deployed downward. A rear portion of the deploying curtain airbag may be guided along a guide rod via a link strap. The curtain airbag may be folded in a zigzag manner along folding lines extending in a horizontal direction. The link strap may protrude from a bottom corner area of the curtain airbag and have a base end which is disposed at a side of the folded curtain airbag proximate a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Tetsu Mitsuo
  • Patent number: 7338071
    Abstract: A curtain airbag device and a guide unit for facilitating assembly of a curtain-guide member and a guide element to a vehicle body. When an inflator is activated, a curtain airbag is led by a protruding piece of a curtain-guide member to be deployed along the cabin-side of a pillar garnish. During the deployment, the rear portion of the curtain airbag is guided by a guide rod via a link strap. The link strap starts moving downward along the guide rod when the curtain airbag begins to be deployed. The guide rod and the curtain-guide member are temporarily fixed to each other by a bolt in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Tetsu Mitsuo
  • Patent number: 7325826
    Abstract: A curtain airbag device and a guide unit are provided such that a lower rear portion of a curtain airbag can be deployed smoothly. When an inflator is activated, a curtain airbag is deployed in the downward direction. During the deployment, the rear portion of the curtain airbag is guided by a guide rod via a link strap. To fold the curtain airbag, the lower rear portion of the curtain airbag is folded back at an angle along slanted folding lines. Subsequently, the curtain airbag is rolled or folded along lines extending in a horizontal direction of the curtain airbag. This airbag structure allows the lower rear portion of the curtain airbag to be deployed downward and towards the back of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Tetsu Mitsuo
  • Patent number: 7306258
    Abstract: A curtain airbag device and a guide unit achieve a quick and smooth deployment of a curtain airbag. When an inflator is activated, a curtain airbag is deployed downward along an inner side surface of a pillar garnish facing the interior of a vehicle cabin. During the deployment, the rear portion of the curtain airbag is guided by a guide rod via a link strap and a ring. Before the airbag is deployed, the ring is supported by an upper portion of the guide rod by a holder. When the airbag is deployed and link strap begins to move downward, the ring is released from the holder and moves along the guide rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Tetsu Mitsuo
  • Patent number: 7273228
    Abstract: A curtain airbag device and a guide unit allow for quick deployment of a curtain airbag by smoothly guiding a link strap that connects a curtain airbag and a guide element into the space between a side edge of a pillar garnish and a vehicle member at the early stage of the deployment of the curtain airbag. When an inflator is activated, a curtain airbag is deployed downward along the cabin-side of a pillar garnish. During the deployment, the rear portion of the curtain airbag is guided by a guide rod via a link strap. The link strap starts moving downward along the guide rod when the curtain airbag begins to be deployed. At this moment the link strap is guided into the space between the pillar garnish and a weather strip by a guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Tetsu Mitsuo, Toshihiko Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 7267364
    Abstract: A curtain airbag device which allows quick deployment of a curtain airbag. When an inflator is activated, a curtain airbag is deployed downward along the cabin-side of a pillar garnish. During the deployment, the rear portion of the curtain airbag is guided by a guide rod via a link strap. The curtain airbag include first vertical chamber extending from the upper end to the lower end of the curtain airbag along the guide rod and having the maximum horizontal sectional area when being inflated. An angle defined by a centerline in the first vertical chamber and a vertical line is within a range of ±20°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Noguchi, Tetsu Mitsuo
  • Patent number: 7234728
    Abstract: An airbag system includes a vehicle airbag, which is mounted to an upper part of a sidewall of a vehicle, and an inflator for supplying inflating gas to the vehicle airbag. The vehicle airbag includes a rolled portion wound in a roll, a folded portion inside the roll, and bellows portions provided to ends of the rolled portion adjacent to a base end of the airbag and adjacent to a distal end of the airbag. The bellows portions being folded like a bellows. The airbag is configured to be inflated downward into an occupant protection region between an occupant and a sidewall of the vehicle to protect the occupant in the event of a car accident. The rolled portion is wound such that the projection of the folded portion faces the vehicle sidewall when the airbag is inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Noguchi