Patents by Inventor Atsushi Taniguchi

Atsushi Taniguchi 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: 20200241440
    Abstract: An optical writing device includes: an image carrier; an exposer that exposes a curved surface of the image carrier; and a control circuit that controls the exposer, wherein the exposer includes a plurality of light-emitting element groups having different positional relationships from one another with the image carrier, and has a configuration that is adjusted in accordance with at least one of an angle at which light reaching the curved surface of the image carrier from each light-emitting element group enters the image carrier, and a distance of each light-emitting element group from the image carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryo HASEGAWA, Takahiro MATSUO, Hajime TANIGUCHI, Atsushi NAGAOKA
  • Publication number: 20200211951
    Abstract: An electroconductive substrate, including: a base material; a foundation layer disposed on the base material; a trench formation layer disposed on the foundation layer, and an electroconductive pattern layer including metal plating. A trench including a bottom surface to which the foundation layer is exposed, is formed. The trench is filled with the electroconductive pattern layer. The foundation layer includes a mixed region which is formed from a surface of the foundation layer on the electroconductive pattern layer side towards the inside thereof, and contains metal particles which contain a metal configuring the electroconductive pattern layer, and enter the foundation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi DAITOKU, Susumu TANIGUCHI, Akiko SEKI, Atsushi SATO, Yuhei HORIKAWA, Makoto ORIKASA, Hisayuki ABE
  • Publication number: 20200196503
    Abstract: ‘Kiyoka’ is a new variety of tea plant bred by crossbreeding FYZ-41 (‘Yabukita’ x ‘Shizuinzatsu 131’), a hybrid, as the female parent and ‘Saemidori’ as the male parent. The plant may be used, e.g., for cultivation of tea leaves and leaf buds for consumption. The steamed leaves and leaf buds of ‘Kiyoka’ have a distinctive floral aroma, and excellent taste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Yoshida, Akiko Ogino, Atsushi Nesumi, Tetsuji Saba, Junichi Tanaka, Fumiya Taniguchi, Shuya Yamashita, Hiroshi Yorozuya, Akiko Matsunaga, Yoshiyuki Takeda, Tsuyoshi Okamoto, Hitoshi Yoshitomi
  • Publication number: 20200166327
    Abstract: Provided is a shape measurement system in order to perform three-dimensional measurement corresponding to a measurement object having various shapes, which includes a measurement probe, a probe tip unit, and a calculation unit. The probe tip unit includes an optical element that is configured to irradiate an object with measurement light, a fixing mechanism that is configured to fix to the measurement probe so as to be detachable and replaceable, and a cylindrical unit that is configured to lock the optical element and is provided with the fixing mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuo HARIYAMA, Masahiro WATANABE, Atsushi TANIGUCHI, Kenji MARUNO
  • Patent number: 10647955
    Abstract: An operation isolator forms an aseptic space. An incubator is connected to the operation isolator, in which cells are stored and cultured. A storage chamber stores articles used in the operation isolator. In order to carry articles from the outside into the storage chamber, a decontamination pass-box is provided. The storage chamber and the operation isolator are directly or indirectly connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: PUBLIC UNIVERSITY CORPORATION YOKOHAMA CITY UNIVERSITY, BIOMEDICA SOLUTIONS CO., LTD., SHIBUYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Taniguchi, Takanori Takebe, Keisuke Sekine, Atsushi Nakao, Takashi Hiromatsu, Hironobu Sunayama, Tetsuya Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200132430
    Abstract: A position detection device, for detecting a change in relative position of a detection object with respect to a reference portion, includes: a base portion immovable with respect to the reference portion; a following portion deformable or movable following relative movement of the detection object with respect to the reference portion; an expandable and contractible member; and a heat flux detection section. The expandable and contractible member is provided between the base portion and the following portion, is made of a material expandable and contractible according to deformation or movement of the following portion, and generates heat during contraction and absorbs heat during expansion. The heat flux detection section is provided to be subjected to heat of the expandable and contractible member, and is configured to detect a heat flux that is a flow of heat between an inside and an outside of the expandable and contractible member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Norio GOKO, Toshihisa TANIGUCHI, Atsushi SAKAIDA, Keiji OKAMOTO, Yoshihiko SHIRAISHI, Masahiro ASANO
  • Publication number: 20200130567
    Abstract: A direction indicator is configured to start blinking in response to an operation of a driver of a subject vehicle and automatically turn off after a first blinking time elapses. When the subject vehicle changes lanes in an automated or autonomous manner due to the operation of the driver, a control apparatus is used to extend the first blinking time to a second blinking time longer than the first blinking time and control the direction indicator to automatically turn off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Yohei Taniguchi, Tatsuya Shino, Shuko Ishimaru, Atsushi Ito
  • Publication number: 20200133156
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus includes: light source substrates on which light sources aligned in a first direction are aligned in rows and formed on a formation surface; an optical element that causes light emitted from the light sources to form an image on a surface of an image carrier that has a cylindrical shape and rotates with a rotational symmetry axis parallel to the first direction; a microlens array in which the optical elements aligned in the first direction are aligned in rows; and a holder that holds the light source substrates, wherein in each of the light source substrates, at least two of the light sources are formed at different positions in a second direction intersecting with the first direction and being parallel to the formation surface, and the holder holds the light source substrates to cause the formation surfaces of the light source substrates to cross each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro Matsuo, Hajime Taniguchi, Atsushi Nagaoka, Ryo Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20200128677
    Abstract: A method for producing a ceramic circuit board including a ceramic substrate and a metal circuit formed on the ceramic substrate. The disclosed method includes a step of forming the first metal layer in contact with the ceramic substrate by spraying a first metal powder containing at least either of aluminum particles or aluminum alloy particles together with an inert gas onto a surface of a ceramic substrate from a nozzle, in which the first metal powder is heated to from 10° C. to 270° C. and then ejected from the nozzle 10 and a gauge pressure of the inert gas at an inlet of the nozzle 10 is from 1.5 to 5.0 MPa, a step of subjecting the first metal layer to a heat treatment in an inert gas atmosphere, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi SAKAI, Yoshitaka TANIGUCHI, Suzuya YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200120809
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an aluminum circuit board including a step of spraying a heated metal powder containing aluminum particles and/or aluminum alloy particles to a ceramic base material, and of forming a metal layer on a surface of the ceramic base material. A temperature of at least a part of the metal powder is higher than or equal to a softening temperature of the metal powder and lower than or equal to a melting point of the metal powder at a time point of reaching the surface of the ceramic base material. A velocity of at least a part of the metal powder is greater than or equal to 450 m/s and less than or equal to 1000 m/s at the time point of reaching the surface of the ceramic base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE, DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiji KURODA, Hiroshi ARAKI, Akira HASEGAWA, Makoto WATANABE, Atsushi SAKAI, Yoshitaka TANIGUCHI, Suzuya YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200114790
    Abstract: A vehicle seat according to the present invention includes: a seat back frame constituting a framework of a seat back; a blower disposed in the seat back; a bracket to which the blower is fixed; and a cover member provided on the rear side of the seat back frame. Herein, the bracket is fixed to the cover member with the seat back frame being held between the bracket and the cover member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi OKIMURA, Tatsumi KONNO, Wataru NISHII, Yuji NAKANO, Hiroshi IZAWA, Hiromi TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10557848
    Abstract: Provided are novel polymer particles for carrying a physiologically active substance and a method of preparing the same. The polymer particles for carrying a physiologically active substance can provide an analytical reagent, which has high analytical precision and sensitivity and can be stably prepared; can easily and precisely control the amount of functional groups carrying the physiologically active substance; can introduce, onto the surface of latex particles, a hydrophilic compound for inhibiting a nonspecific reaction; and can be prepared to have a narrow and uniform particle size distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: LSI MEDIENCE CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION CHIBA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Atsushi Kadowaki, Tatsuo Taniguchi, Yusuke Sasaki, Naho Konishi
  • Publication number: 20200041259
    Abstract: An object is to provide a technology capable of realizing miniaturizing of a measurement unit in a distance measuring device. The distance measuring device including a light emitting unit that outputs measurement light, a polarization state control unit that controls polarization of the measurement light output from the light emitting unit, and an optical path switching element that selectively emits the measurement light controlled by the polarization state control unit, in which the polarization state control unit controls the polarization so as to emit the measurement light in a plurality of directions from the optical path switching element, and the optical path switching element receives reflected light with respect to an object of the measurement light emitted from the optical path switching element, the reflected light being used to measure a distance to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro WATANABE, Tatsuo HARIYAMA, Atsushi TANIGUCHI, Kenji MARUNO
  • Publication number: 20200031257
    Abstract: A seat comprises a seat cushion pad (20) including an air flow passage (21), and a blower connected to the air flow passage (21). The seat cushion pad (20) comprises a pad body (100), and a cover member (200) disposed on an upper surface of the pad body (100) to form the air flow passage (21) between the pad body (100) and the cover member (200). The cover member (200) comprises a first cover member (210) disposed on the upper surface of the pad body (100), and a second cover member (220) disposed on an upper surface of the first cover member (210). The first cover member (210) is fixed to the pad body (100), and the second cover member (220) is fixed to the first cover member (210) and to the pad body (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi OKIMURA, Tatsumi KONNO, Wataru NISHII, Yuji NAKANO, Hiroshi IZAWA, Hiromi TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200018823
    Abstract: A distance measuring device includes a light emitting unit that outputs a measurement light, a first polarization state control unit that controls a polarization state of the measurement light output from the light emitting unit, a second polarization state control unit that controls the polarization state of the measurement light of which a polarization state is controlled by the first polarization state control unit, and an optical path switching element that selects an emission direction of the measurement light of which a polarization state is controlled by the second polarization state control unit, in which the second polarization state control unit controls the polarization state of the measurement light so that the measurement lights are emitted from the optical path switching element in a plurality of the emission directions, and the optical path switching element receives a reflected light obtained by reflecting the emitted measurement light by an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji MARUNO, Masahiro WATANABE, Yuta URANO, Tatsuo HARIYAMA, Atsushi TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10534298
    Abstract: In a displacement sensor, an illumination optical system, which converts laser light emitted from an emission unit into first converging light, and irradiates with the first converging light a detection space through which a target moves. An imaging optical system converts laser light reflected from the target into second converging light, and irradiates with the second converging light a light-receiving surface of a detection unit. The image of the emission unit into which the illumination optical system focuses the first converging light is displaced along the optical axis of the imaging optical system by a temperature change of the illumination optical system. The range in which the image is displaced is limited to be located either anterior to the front principal point of the imaging optical system, or posterior to the rear principal point of the imaging optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiko Takahashi, Makoto Ooki, Wataru Senoo, Atsushi Nagaoka, Hidenari Tachibe, Hajime Taniguchi, Takafumi Yuasa, Yoshitaka Otani
  • Patent number: 10507746
    Abstract: A vehicle seat according to the present invention includes: a seat back frame constituting a framework of a seat back; a blower disposed in the seat back; a bracket to which the blower is fixed; and a cover member provided on the rear side of the seat back frame. Herein, the bracket is fixed to the cover member with the seat back frame being held between the bracket and the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Okimura, Tatsumi Konno, Wataru Nishii, Yuji Nakano, Hiroshi Izawa, Hiromi Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20190364667
    Abstract: A method for producing a ceramic circuit board including a ceramic substrate and a metal layer formed on the ceramic substrate, includes a step of forming the metal layer on the ceramic substrate by spraying a metal powder after accelerating the metal powder to a velocity of from 250 to 1050 m/s as well as heating the metal powder to from 10° C. to 270° C. and a step of subjecting the ceramic substrate and the metal layer to a heat treatment in an inert gas atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicants: SHINSHU UNIVERSITY, DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuhiko SAKAKI, Atsushi SAKAI, Suzuya YAMADA, Yoshitaka TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10429461
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging device produces a magnetic field gradient with parallel driving of positive-side subcoils and negative-side subcoils with different power sources in the magnetic field gradient direction, to detect a misalignment in drive timing of the positive side and the negative side. Pulse sequences for timing misalignment detection having a slice magnetic field gradient pulse and a read-out magnetic field gradient pulse in the same direction as a magnetic field gradient of interest are executed. A positive-side slice echo and a negative-side slice echo of the magnetic field gradient are acquired. A phase difference between a positive-side projection image and a negative-side projection image is derived by computation with phase error from other factors being removed. From the slope of the phase difference with respect to a location, the drive timing misalignment between the positive-side subcoil and the negative-side subcoil of the magnetic field gradient production is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yo Taniguchi, Masahiro Takizawa, Takeshi Yatsuo, Atsushi Kuratani
  • Publication number: 20190293157
    Abstract: A failure diagnostic apparatus for use in a ball screw conveyer includes a bearing stopper placed in contact with a bearing supporting a ball screw, a sensor unit equipped with an elastic member and a heat flux sensor, and a malfunction detector. The heat flux sensor works to produce an output as a function of deformation or displacement of the bearing stopper. The malfunction detector works to analyze the output from the heat flux sensor to detect a failure in operation of the ball screw conveyer. This enables a malfunction of the ball screw conveyer to be detected quickly and accurately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Norio GOUKO, Toshihisa TANIGUCHI, Atusi SAKAIDA, Keiji OKAMOTO, Yoshihiko SHIRAISHI, Masahiro ASANO, Tomikazu ISHIKAWA, Atsushi KUSAKA