Patents by Inventor Eiji Fukushima

Eiji Fukushima 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: 10159269
    Abstract: A composition containing a Lactobacillus pentosus TUA4337L strain (accession number: NITE BP-1479), characterized in that the strain has proliferation ability in the small intestines and/or the large intestine, and preferably the small intestines, after having survived in the intestinal tract. Since the composition of the present invention contains lactic acid bacteria having proliferation ability in the intestinal tract, when ingested in the body, the lactic acid bacteria survive to the intestinal tract and proliferate, whereby the fat absorption can be blocked, and the weight gains can be blocked, so that the composition can be suitably used for the purposes of dieting effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Eiji Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20170112168
    Abstract: A composition containing a Lactobacillus pentosus TUA4337L strain (accession number: NITE BP-1479), characterized in that the strain has proliferation ability in the small intestines and/or the large intestine, and preferably the small intestines, after having survived in the intestinal tract. Since the composition of the present invention contains lactic acid bacteria having proliferation ability in the intestinal tract, when ingested in the body, the lactic acid bacteria survive to the intestinal tract and proliferate, whereby the fat absorption can be blocked, and the weight gains can be blocked, so that the composition can be suitably used for the purposes of dieting effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9603880
    Abstract: A composition containing a Lactobacillus pentosus TUA4337L strain (accession number: NITE BP-1479), characterized in that the strain has proliferation ability in the small intestines and/or the large intestine, and preferably the small intestines, after having survived in the intestinal tract. Since the composition of the present invention contains lactic acid bacteria having proliferation ability in the intestinal tract, when ingested in the body, the lactic acid bacteria survive to the intestinal tract and proliferate, whereby the fat absorption can be blocked, and the weight gains can be blocked, so that the composition can be suitably used for the purposes of dieting effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Eiji Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20160115559
    Abstract: A Lactobacillus pentosus TUA4337L strain (accession number: NITE BP-1479), characterized in that the strain has proliferation ability in the small intestines and/or the large intestine, and preferably the small intestines, after having survived in the intestinal tract. Since the lactic acid bacteria of the present invention have proliferation ability in the intestinal tract, when ingested in the body, the lactic acid bacteria survive to the intestinal tract and proliferate, whereby the fat absorption can be continuously blocked, and the weight gains can be effectively blocked, so that the lactic acid bacteria can be suitably used for the purposes of dieting effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiji FUKUSHIMA, Sanae OKADA
  • Publication number: 20160058807
    Abstract: A composition containing a Lactobacillus pentosus TUA4337L strain (accession number: NITE BP-1479), characterized in that the strain has proliferation ability in the small intestines and/or the large intestine, and preferably the small intestines, after having survived in the intestinal tract. Since the composition of the present invention contains lactic acid bacteria having proliferation ability in the intestinal tract, when ingested in the body, the lactic acid bacteria survive to the intestinal tract and proliferate, whereby the fat absorption can be blocked, and the weight gains can be blocked, so that the composition can be suitably used for the purposes of dieting effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 7766408
    Abstract: A forward/rearward slidable and upwardly pivotable armrest supported upon an open center console. Retractable pins associated with inner underside locations of the armrest are displaced upon actuation of a lever component associated with the armrest, and which selectively reseats the armrest at linear travel locations along first and second rails defined upon the side walls of the console. Seating locations established between a slidable and upper support portion of the armrest and the recessed stops defined along inwardly facing surfaces of the rails permit the armrest to be translated to either forward or rearward locations of a center nominal position, relative to a fixed lower carriage with pivot support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Charan Singh Lota, Joel T. Runyan, Eiji Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20090174236
    Abstract: A forward/rearward slidable and upwardly pivotable armrest supported upon an open center console. Retractable pins associated with inner underside locations of the armrest are displaced upon actuation of a lever component associated with the armrest, and which selectively reseats the armrest at linear travel locations along first and second rails defined upon the side walls of the console. Seating locations established between a slidable and upper support portion of the armrest and the recessed stops defined along inwardly facing surfaces of the rails permit the armrest to be translated to either forward or rearward locations of a center nominal position, relative to a fixed lower carriage with pivot support bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Charan S. Lota, Joel T. Runyan, Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 6287087
    Abstract: In a swash plate type compressor in which a shoe (3) is placed between a swash plate (5) and a reciprocal piston (2), the shoe has a convex curved surface (32) having a specific portion extending along an oblate spheroid defined by a predetermined ellipse. The piston has a concave spherical surface (2a) adaptable to the convex curved surface. The specific portion has a ring-like contact portion which is in contact with the concave spherical surface around a minor axis of the predetermined ellipse to surround a portion spaced from the concave spherical surface. In addition, the shoe has a sliding surface (31) slidable along the swash plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventor: Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 6168389
    Abstract: In a swash plate type compressor in which a shoe (3) is placed between a swash plate (5) and a reciprocal piston (2), the shoe has a convex curved surface (32) having a specific portion extending along an oblate spheroid defined by a predetermined ellipse. The piston has a concave spherical surface (2a) adaptable to the convex curved surface. The specific portion has a ring-like contact portion which is in contact with the concave spherical surface around a minor axis of the predetermined ellipse to surround a portion spaced from the concave spherical surface. In addition, the shoe has a sliding surface (31) slidable along the swash plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventor: Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 6041853
    Abstract: The present invention aims at obtaining a ceiling built-in type air conditioner in which noise attributable to the breakaway flow of air at the front ends of the fins is decreased. For this purpose, the ceiling built-in type air conditioner has a heat exchanger 4 installed within a main body cabinet 1 having an air suction inlet 2 and an air blowing outlet 3 and has a centrifugal blower 7 installed in the air suction inlet 2. In this ceiling built-in type air conditioner, a flat-plate-shaped rectifying member 9 is placed near the middle point between the center of the air suction inlet 2 and the center of the heat exchanger 4 and is placed substantially at a right angle to the direction of the flow of air from the air suction inlet 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Edayoshi, Hiroshi Nakashima, Osamu Kanaya, Ryo Oya, Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 6038960
    Abstract: A piston-type fluid displacement apparatus includes a housing enclosing a crank chamber, a suction chamber, a suction chamber, and a discharge chamber. The housing includes a cylinder block wherein a plurality of cylinder bores formed, a drive shaft rotatably supported in the cylinder block and a plurality of pistons each of which is slidably disposed within one of the cylinder bores. Each of the pistons includes a cylindrical body and an arm portion axially extending from a first axial end of the cylindrical body and a pair of engaging portions formed the first axial end of the cylindrical body and the arm portion. The cylindrical body of the pistons includes an hollow portion therein. The housing further includes a plate having an angle of tilt and titably connected to the drive shaft and bearing coupling devices coupling the plate to each of the pistons, so that the pistons reciprocates within the cylinder bores upon rotation of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Fukushima, Shigemi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 5974946
    Abstract: A swash plate type variable-capacity compressor (3) includes a piston (23) with a piston rod (53) and a piston driving mechanism, the piston driving mechanism comprising a drive shaft (5), a swash plate (59) inclined and hinged with the drive shaft (5) to be rotatable together with the drive shaft (5) but being swingable on the drive shaft (5), and sliding shoes (79, 81) coupling the swash plate (59) to the piston rod (51) so as to reciprocate the piston (23) by rotation of the swash plate (59). In the compressor (3), the swash plate (59) is made of a copper alloy. Preferably, the copper alloy is at least one alloy selected from the group consisting of a high-strength brass alloy, a bronze alloy, and a lead-bronze alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kanou, Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 5950480
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a shoe of a swash plate-type refrigerant compressor for vehicle is disclosed. The method comprises a first step, in which a spherical protrusion is made on a first side surface of a plate material by a press operation. The method comprises a second step, in which the spherical protrusion is punched from the plate material to form a shoe intermediate shape. The method further comprises a third step, in which the shoe intermediate shape is forged to form a final shoe shape. The two press operation steps for forming the shoe intermediate shape and punching it from the plate material may be performed by continuously feeding the plate material into a press machine. Thus, shoes having improved dimensional accuracy may be obtained because the necessary amount to be deformed during the forging step is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventor: Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 5950521
    Abstract: In a swash plate compressor (1) comprising a shoe (8) disposed between, and being in sliding contact with, a piston (7) and a swash plate (6), at least one of a shoe receiving surface (73e) of the piston (7) and a piston-side sliding surface (8b) of the shoe (8) is provided with an oil path (73f, 73g) for allowing the flow of a lubricating oil therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Fukushima, Yoshitaka Ootsuki
  • Patent number: 5026222
    Abstract: A pin for use in a chuck for clamping a discoid portion of a workpiece, the chuck including a base, at least to fixed clamps secured on a front end surface of the base, a movable clamp adjacent to the front end surface of the base and the pin secured to the front end surface of the base. The pin is adapted to fit in a hole formed in a discoid when the discoid is mounted on the chuck wherein the hole has a larger diameter than the pin. The pin has generally rhombic transversed section with a long diagonal and a short diagonal. The pin is truncated by a predetermined amount at each end along the long diagonal to allow the workpiece to move a limited distance relative to the pin along a line formed by the short diagonal. The limited distance may be a function of an initial clearance between the discoid portion and the chuck or a function or a variation between the diameter of the discoid portion and its design diameter, or a function of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawano, Yoshio Kimura, Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 4930955
    Abstract: A chuck for clamping a discoid portion of a work piece includes a base, at least two fixed clamps secured on a front end surface of the base, a movable clamp adjacent to the front end surface of the base and a pin secured to the front end surface of the base. The pin is adapted to fit in a hole formed in the discoid when the discoid is mounted on the chuck wherein the hole has a larger diameter than the pin. Furthermore, the pin is positioned radially inwardly of the movable clamp toward the chuck center and oriented so that the two fixed clamps are equiangularly spaced about and equidistantly spaced from the pin. As a result, the discoid may move relative to the pin and toward the two fixed clamps, without rotation thereof. Accordingly, the centroidal axis of the discoid may be aligned with the rotational axis of the chuck so that precision machining may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawano, Yoshio Kimura, Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 4824345
    Abstract: A scroll type fluid displacement apparatus is disclosed in which a pair of scrolls interfit at an angular and radial offset, each scroll including a circular end plate and a spiral element. The outer wall surface of each spiral element, which extends from an outer terminal end of the spiral element to the point of contact with the outer terminal end of the opposed spiral element at the orbital position where the sealed off fluid pockets are initially formed, is a rough unfinished surface. Accordingly, the time for manufacturing each spiral element is reduced and waste of material which is produced when the scroll surfaces are finished by turning is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Fukuhara, Eiji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 4707075
    Abstract: A fiberscope has a light source and a light guide for leading light emitted from the source onto an object disposed in liquid helium. A transmission system for transmitting the image of the object has an image guide. A body tube is fixed to one end of the image guide and faces the object. Objective lenses are disposed in the body tube to project the image of the object onto the one end face of the image guide. An eyepiece is fixed to the other end of the image guide, through which the image of the object is viewed. The interior of the body tube is kept under vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Fujikura Limited
    Inventors: Eiji Fukushima, Minoru Tanaka, Kazuo Sanada, Sadao Chigira
  • Patent number: 4487248
    Abstract: A method and tool for manufacturing a scroll for use in a scroll type fluid displacement apparatus is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Fukushima, Seiichi Fukuhara, Masaharu Hiraga
  • Patent number: 4436465
    Abstract: A manufacturing tool for finishing a preformed scroll for use in a scroll type fluid displacement apparatus is disclosed. The tool includes a working member having an end plate and a first involute element extending from one end surface of said end plate. A cutting edge extends along the inner side wall of an axial end of the first involute, and the end plate has a plurality of arc shaped holes along the outer side wall of the first involute element. A second involute element is rotatably coupled to the working member and interfits with the first involute element in a disposition to define a radial gap between the first and second involute elements. A cutting edge extends along the outer side wall of a first axial end of the second involute. A plurality of pins project axially from the other axial end of the second involute element and penetrate through the arc shaped holes. A rotatable member has a plurality of holes extending in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Fukushima, Seiichi Fukuhara, Masaharu Hiraga