Patents by Inventor Hideki Okada

Hideki Okada 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: 10919108
    Abstract: A friction stir spot welding device which welds an object to be welded, by softening the object by friction heat and by stirring the object, has a tool with a cylindrical shape, the tool being rotatable around an axis thereof, advanceable along a direction of the axis, and retractable along the direction of the axis, a temperature detector which detects a temperature of the tool when a welding step for the object starts, and a controller configured to compare the temperature of the tool which is detected by the temperature detector to a predetermined reference temperature to set a plunging force applied by the tool to press the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki Okada, Shuhei Yoshikawa, Kenichi Kamimuki
  • Publication number: 20210032485
    Abstract: An aqueous ink jet ink composition includes an organic fluorescent pigment; ionic resin particles; a water-soluble organic solvent; and water, and when the organic fluorescent pigment and the ionic resin particles are collectively regarded as a dispersion component, the dispersion component has a volume average particle diameter (D50T) of 150.0 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Akiko YAMADA, Hideki OKADA, Yumi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210025021
    Abstract: A seamless steel pipe heat-treatment-finishing-treatment continuous facility includes: a heat treatment apparatus; a steel pipe inspection apparatus which performs a test for a surface defect and/or an inner defect of the seamless steel pipe, the steel pipe inspection apparatus being disposed downstream of the heat treatment apparatus; a main transfer mechanism which forms a main transfer path MT for transferring the seamless steel pipe, discharged from the heat treatment apparatus, to the steel pipe inspection apparatus disposed downstream of the heat treatment apparatus; and a first forced steel pipe-temperature reduction apparatus which forcibly reduces a temperature of the seamless steel pipe on the main transfer path MT, the first forced steel pipe-temperature reduction apparatus being disposed on the main transfer path MT at a position downstream of the heat treatment apparatus and upstream of the steel pipe inspection apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki KAMITANI, Takanori TANAKA, Atsushi SOMA, Keiichi KONDO, Hideki MITSUNARI, Seiya OKADA, Takuya MATSUMOTO, Shinji YOSHIDA, Yuji ARAI
  • Publication number: 20210003486
    Abstract: A tissue staining method which comprises: staining a tissue with a staining reagent wherein a biosubstance recognition site is bonded to particles carrying multiple fluorescent substances accumulated therein; in the stained tissue, counting fluorescent points or measuring fluorescent brightness; and evaluating the expression level of a biosubstance, which matches the biosubstance recognition site, in the aforesaid tissue on the basis of the number of the fluorescent points or fluorescent brightness that was measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Takuji AIMIYA, Hideki GOUDA, Hisatake OKADA, Yasushi NAKANO, Kohsuke GONDA, Motohiro TAKEDA, Noriaki OHUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200406391
    Abstract: There is provided a linear friction welding method of joining a first member with a second member. The linear friction welding method includes bringing a first plane, a second plane and a first corner portion in an R shape or in a chamfered shape of a first joint surface of the first member into contact with a third plane, a forth plane and a second corner portion in a shape that matches the shape of the first corner portion of a second joint surface of the second member; vibrating either the first member or the second member along an extending direction of the first corner portion and the second corner portion; and joining the first member with the second member by using frictional heat that is generated by friction between the first joint surface and the second joint surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Sabrina Alam KHAN, Kenji SEKIDO, Takuya HIGUCHI, Jun YANAGIMOTO, Masayoshi ZAITSU, Fumihiro KATO, Hironori OKAUCHI, Takashi YOKOYAMA, Hideki OKADA
  • Publication number: 20200382666
    Abstract: An image reading device includes light guides (5, 6) that emit light to an object to be read, a lens body (8) that condenses reflected light, a light receiver (13) that receives the reflected light, a sensor board (24) on which is mounted the light receiver (13), a lens holder (11), and a housing (9) that houses or holds these components. The lens holder (11) includes a holder bottom (11g), light guide positioners (11a, 11b) and lens body holders (11e, 11f). In the lens holder (11), the lens body (8) is attached between the lens body holders (11e, 11f), the sensor board (24) is attached to the holder bottom (11g) such that the light receiver (13) aligns with an optical axis of the lens body (8), and the light guides (5, 6) are attached to the light guide positioners (11a, 11b). A surface of each light guide positioner (11a, 11b) that faces the corresponding light guide (5, 6) to be attached has at least a portion having a same shape a s a shape of a surface of the light guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke OHAMA, Hideki KUNISHIO, Masaaki OKADA, Yuki OKUHIGASHI, Masahiko TAKASHINA, Masaki WAKISAKA
  • Patent number: 10836013
    Abstract: A coil spring includes a helically formed wire having end turn portions at ends thereof, a plurality of first rough surfaces, each including first shot peening indentations formed on a part of a surface of the end turn portions, and a second rough surface including second shot peening indentations formed on the entire surface of the wire except for the first rough surface. The second rough surface has a surface roughness different from that of the first rough surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Senri Moriyama, Satoshi Akiyama, Masaya Komazaki, Go Nagayasu, Hideki Okada, Daisuke Yokota
  • Patent number: 10807215
    Abstract: A coil spring processing device includes an end positioning device, shot peening device, and controller. The end positioning device positions ends of a coil spring. The shot peening device includes a turntable mechanism, pressure mechanism, rotation mechanism which rotates the coil spring, and projection mechanism which projects shots. Holding mechanisms each include a lower shifting prevention jig and an upper shifting prevention jig. The controller stops a first holding mechanism and a second holding mechanism in rotation stop positions corresponding to end turn portions of the coil spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Okada, Daisuke Yokota, Senri Moriyama, Satoshi Akiyama, Masaya Komazaki, Go Nagayasu
  • Patent number: 10809167
    Abstract: A tissue staining method which comprises: staining a tissue with a staining reagent wherein a biosubstance recognition site is bonded to particles carrying multiple fluorescent substances accumulated therein; in the stained tissue, counting fluorescent points or measuring fluorescent brightness; and evaluating the expression level of a biosubstance, which matches the biosubstance recognition site, in the aforesaid tissue on the basis of the number of the fluorescent points or fluorescent brightness that was measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takuji Aimiya, Hideki Gouda, Hisatake Okada, Yasushi Nakano, Kohsuke Gonda, Motohiro Takeda, Noriaki Ohuchi
  • Patent number: 10756733
    Abstract: A first separator that prevents a pair of electrodes from short-circuiting each other is provided on end parts of the pair of electrodes in a longitudinal direction thereof, a first molded resin part that covers the first separator is provided on an end part of an insulation tube in a longitudinal direction thereof, a part of the first separator) on one side in a direction intersecting the longitudinal direction and another part of the first separator on the other side in the direction intersecting the longitudinal direction are each exposed to outside. When the first separator is embedded in the first molded resin part through insert molding, the first separator can be supported by a lower mold and an upper mold, portions of the first separator supported by the pair of molds at this time are portions exposed to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Okada, Hideki Kubota, Minori Shoda, Koji Yamauchi, Yasuhiro Orihara, Takabumi Oikawa
  • Patent number: 10753928
    Abstract: Provided is a method for detecting a specific protein, having excellent reliability. The method is characterized by including a mass spectrometry step of detecting the specific protein by mass spectrometry and an immunoassay step of detecting the specific protein by immunoassay using an anti-peptide antibody specifically bonded to the specific protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Morinaga Institute of Biological Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Shoji, Tsutomu Honjo, Hideki Okada, Kei Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20200238716
    Abstract: An ink receptacle includes an inner bag filled with an aqueous ink jet ink and a pliable sheath containing the inner bag. The inner bag contains a gas phase in a volume fraction of 0.001 or more relative to the capacity of the inner bag. The aqueous ink jet ink contains a dispersed component, an acetylene glycol surfactant having an HLB of 11 or more, and an acetylene glycol surfactant having an HLB of 9 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki OKADA, Kosuke CHIDATE, Tasuku NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200231535
    Abstract: A compound is represented by general formula (1). In general formula (1), R1 and R2 each represent, independently of one another, a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, or an ethyl group, and a sum of the number of carbon atoms of the chemical group represented by R1 and the number of carbon atoms of the chemical group represented by R2 is 2. R3 and R4 each represent, independently of one another, a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, or an ethyl group, and a sum of the number of carbon atoms of the chemical group represented by R3 and the number of carbon atoms of the chemical group represented by R1 is 2. A photosensitive layer of an electrophotographic photosensitive member contains at least a charge generating material, a hole transport material, and a binder resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Jun AZUMA, Kensuke KOJIMA, Tomofumi SHIMIZU, Hideki OKADA
  • Patent number: 10711493
    Abstract: The disclosure makes an insulating component and a sensor bracket to be an integrally molded article, simplifies the manufacturing process and cuts down the cost. A sensor holder and a sensor bracket made of a resin are made to be an integrally molded article, wherein the sensor holder inside which a pair of electrodes are arranged, and the sensor bracket made of a resin which holds the sensor holder and is attached to a tailgate. During an operation of filling a molten resin to a cavity, a part of the sensor holder is melted by the molten resin, and thus integrating the sensor holder and the molten resin, therefore, the two components can be structurally and firmly integrated. Accordingly, a touch sensor unit which endures long-term use can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Orihara, Naruhito Ogino, Hideki Kubota, Mitsuhiro Okada
  • Patent number: 10704194
    Abstract: An ink jet ink composition for textile printing contains a crosslinking component having a blocked isocyanate group, tertiary amine, at least one carboxylic acid selected from the group consisting of monocarboxylic acid, dicarboxylic acid, and tricarboxylic acid, a pigment, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Chidate, Masakazu Ohashi, Hideki Okada, Takako Sugiyama, Hiromi Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20200207136
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus of the present disclosure includes an ink composition and a liquid discharge section including a nozzle for discharging the ink composition. The ink composition is a pigment textile printing ink composition containing resin particles, water, and an organic solvent. The resin particles have a glass transition temperature of 5° C. or less and are contained in an amount of 6.5 mass % or more based on the total amount of the ink composition. The ink composition contains a polyhydric alcohol having a boiling point of 270° C. or more as the organic solvent in an amount of 15.0 mass % or less based on the total amount of the ink composition. The liquid discharge section includes a pressure chamber and a circulation passage for circulating the ink composition in the pressure chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ryota MIYASA, Hideki OKADA, Masakazu OHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200165474
    Abstract: A textile printing ink jet ink composition includes a dioxazine pigment, a resin particle, and a lubricant, wherein the content of the dioxazine pigment is 0.5 to 1.5 mass % based on the total amount of the ink composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Tasuku NAKAMURA, Kosuke CHIDATE, Hideki OKADA, Masakazu OHASHI, Takako SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10663320
    Abstract: A magnetic sensor device includes a magnet to form a magnetic field in a conveyance path of a detection target, a magnetoresistance effect element to output a change in the magnetic field as a change in a resistance value, a casing to enclose or hold the magnet and the magnetoresistance effect element, a cover to cover the magnetoresistance effect element and form a conveyance path surface that is a surface along the conveyance path, and a signal amplification board having a signal amplification IC disposed on an intersection surface that intersects the conveyance path surface. The signal amplification IC amplifies the change in the resistance value that is output by the magnetoresistance effect element. The change in the resistance value depends on the change in the magnetic field caused due to conveyance of the detection target on the conveyance path surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kahara, Masaaki Okada, Tatsuya Kunieda, Tomokazu Ogomi, Hideki Matsui, Sadaaki Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10661323
    Abstract: Forming roll units included in an apparatus for manufacturing a roll-formed component each include a roll pair. The roll pair includes a receiving roll part and a first bending roll part that face each other. A plate member passing area is formed below the first bending roll part, the plate member passing area allowing a roll formed member excluding its side edge portions to pass through. The roll pair is configured to make, during bending, sliding movement in a width direction of the roll formed member and rotational movement about a normal direction to the roll formed member as a rotational center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki Okada, Yasuhiro Kasumi
  • Publication number: 20200156177
    Abstract: The present invention provides an overlap-welded member in which an overlapped portion including plural steel sheet members is joined at a spot-welded portion, in which at least one of the plural steel sheet members contains martensite, and the spot-welded portion includes: a nugget formed through spot welding; a heat-affected zone formed in the vicinity of the nugget; the softest zone having the lowest Vickers hardness in the heat-affected zone; and a tempered area formed between a central portion of the nugget and the softest zone and made out of tempered martensite having Vickers hardness of not more than 120% in the case where Vickers hardness of the softest zone is 100%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tohru OKADA, Hideki UEDA