Patents by Inventor Hideo Nakajima

Hideo Nakajima 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: 20220357359
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for making a user analyze a sample while providing convenience to the user. An information providing system is provided with a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the part needs to be replaced, a display unit, and a display control unit configured to control the display unit. The display control unit causes the display unit to display supplier information on a supplier of the part when the part needs to be replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuma WATANABE, Hiroshi ARAI, Masato HIRADE, Yuichiro IKEDA, Hideo NAKAJIMA, Kenji YAMASAKI, Keita FUJINO
  • Publication number: 20220358636
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that makes a user analyze a sample without stressing the user as much as possible. An analyzer is provided with a display unit and a display control unit for controlling the display unit. The display control unit causes the display unit to display predetermined information in a step in which the user is waiting among steps of analyzing the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuma WATANABE, Hiroshi ARAI, Keita FUJINO, Masato HIRADE, Yuichiro IKEDA, Hideo NAKAJIMA, Kenji YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220344780
    Abstract: A battery wiring module including: bus bars including a terminating bus bar having an external connection portion; a case accommodating the bus bars; a cover portion mounted on the case to cover the bus bars while including a fixing portion mounted on the case, a large lid portion attached to the fixing portion via a first hinge portion to be rotatable from a first closed end covering the external connection portion and its peripheral region to a first open end exposing the external connection portion and its peripheral region, and a small lid portion attached to the large lid portion via a second hinge portion to be rotatable from a second closed end covering the external connection portion to a second open end exposing the external connection portion; and a retainer to retain the large lid portion at the first open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Yoshinori IKAI, Hideaki NAKAJIMA, Yuhei YAMADA, Daiji YOSHITO, Yuki OHIRA
  • Publication number: 20220336929
    Abstract: A wiring module that is to be mounted on power storage elements having electrode terminals includes a flexible board to be electrically connected to the electrode terminals, a connector connected to the flexible board, and a casing holding the flexible board and the connector. The casing includes a case body to be fixed to the power storage elements, a connector holder holding the connector, and a connection portion that is expandable and retractable and connects the connector holder and the case body such that the connector holder is movable relative to the case body. The flexible board includes a board body section fixed to the case body, and an extra section extending from the board body section and having an end that is connected to the connector. The extra section moves according to expansion and retraction of the connection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuhei YAMADA, Hideo TAKAHASHI, Hideaki NAKAJIMA, Yuki OHIRA
  • Patent number: 11454647
    Abstract: A cantilever has a probe at a tip end. An optical system emits laser light to the cantilever and detects the laser light reflected by the cantilever. A measurement unit measures characteristics of a sample based on a displacement of the cantilever obtained by a change in a position of the laser light detected by the optical system. The laser light adjustment unit adjusts, when adjusting the optical axis of the laser light, a spot diameter of the laser light to be larger than the spot diameter when measuring the characteristics of a sample. The imaging unit captures an image of a range including the position of the probe when adjusting the optical axis of the laser light. The display unit displays the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuma Watanabe, Keita Fujino, Masato Hirade, Kenji Yamasaki, Hideo Nakajima, Yuichiro Ikeda, Hiroshi Arai
  • Publication number: 20210311091
    Abstract: A cantilever (2) has a probe (7) at a tip end. An optical system (80) emits laser light to the cantilever (2) and detects the laser light reflected by the cantilever (2). A measurement unit (14) measures characteristics of a sample (9) based on a displacement of the cantilever (2) obtained by a change in a position of the laser light detected by the optical system (80). The laser light adjustment unit (20) adjusts, when adjusting the optical axis of the laser light, a spot diameter of the laser light to be larger than the spot diameter when measuring the characteristics of a sample (8). The imaging unit (10) captures an image of a range including the position of the probe (7) when adjusting the optical axis of the laser light. The display unit (12) displays the captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuma WATANABE, Keita FUJINO, Masato HIRADE, Kenji YAMASAKI, Hideo NAKAJIMA, Yuichiro IKEDA, Hiroshi ARAI
  • Patent number: 10641790
    Abstract: Provided is a scanning probe microscope being able to shorten an observation time of a minute observation object. Main measurement is performed to acquire a surface image of a sample based on a detection signal in a measurement range of a plurality of lines by repeating, for each line, processing of scanning a cantilever at predetermined second intervals in a Y-direction after acquiring the detection signal at predetermined first intervals while scanning the cantilever on a line having a predetermined length along an X-direction. Preliminary measurement is performed to acquire a surface image of the sample by acquiring the detection signal at intervals wider than the first intervals or scanning the cantilever in the Y-direction at intervals wider than the second intervals before the main measurement, the surface image of the sample being coarser than the surface image in the main measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuma Watanabe, Keita Fujino, Eiji Iida, Masato Hirade, Kenji Yamasaki, Hideo Nakajima, Yuichiro Ikeda, Hiroshi Arai
  • Patent number: 10598691
    Abstract: A scanning probe microscope includes a light source, a detector, a housing, an opening and closing door, an opening and closing sensor, a control unit, and the like. The opening and closing door is provided in the housing. The control unit 16 also functions as the light intensity change processing unit 164. In the scanning probe microscope, when the opening and closing sensor detects opening and closing of the opening and closing door, the light intensity change processing unit automatically changes the intensity of light irradiated from the light source based on a detection result of the opening and closing sensor. Therefore, it is possible to omit light intensity adjustment work performed manually by the user. As a result, the workability of the user when using the scanning probe microscope 1 can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuma Watanabe, Keita Fujino, Eiji Iida, Masato Hirade, Kenji Yamasaki, Hideo Nakajima, Yuichiro Ikeda, Hiroshi Arai
  • Publication number: 20190331711
    Abstract: A scanning probe microscope includes a light source, a detector, a housing, an opening and closing door, an opening and closing sensor, a control unit, and the like. The opening and closing door is provided in the housing. The control unit 16 also functions as the light intensity change processing unit 164. In the scanning probe microscope, when the opening and closing sensor detects opening and closing of the opening and closing door, the light intensity change processing unit automatically changes the intensity of light irradiated from the light source based on a detection result of the opening and closing sensor. Therefore, it is possible to omit light intensity adjustment work performed manually by the user. As a result, the workability of the user when using the scanning probe microscope 1 can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuma WATANABE, Keita FUJINO, Eiji IIDA, Masato HIRADE, Kenji YAMASAKI, Hideo NAKAJIMA, Yuichiro IKEDA, Hiroshi ARAI
  • Publication number: 20190324053
    Abstract: Provided is a scanning probe microscope being able to shorten an observation time of a minute observation object. Main measurement is performed to acquire a surface image of a sample based on a detection signal in a measurement range of a plurality of lines by repeating, for each line, processing of scanning a cantilever at predetermined second intervals in a Y-direction after acquiring the detection signal at predetermined first intervals while scanning the cantilever on a line having a predetermined length along an X-direction. Preliminary measurement is performed to acquire a surface image of the sample by acquiring the detection signal at intervals wider than the first intervals or scanning the cantilever in the Y-direction at intervals wider than the second intervals before the main measurement, the surface image of the sample being coarser than the surface image in the main measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuma WATANABE, Keita FUJINO, Eiji IIDA, Masato HIRADE, Kenji YAMASAKI, Hideo NAKAJIMA, Yuichiro IKEDA, Hiroshi ARAI
  • Patent number: 8371367
    Abstract: A heat sink includes a base having a first surface thermally connected to a heat producing component and a plurality of fins supported by a second surface of the base and arranged in a predetermined direction, each fin having a plurality of through-holes. The base and the plurality of fins are integrally formed from a porous material, for example a lotus-shaped porous material. The heat sink is placed within a duct. The heat sink may have a width of about 10 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Osaka University
    Inventors: Hiroshi Chiba, Tetsuro Ogushi, Hideo Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8182827
    Abstract: The present invention is an oil-in-water emulsion composition containing a hydrophilic non-ionic surfactant or hydrophilic anionic surfactant, a higher aliphatic alcohol, water, and an oil ingredient which meets specific conditions. This is an oil-in-water emulsion composition with good high temperature stability and usability, and can be used as a cream-like endermic liniment such as a cosmetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tohru Okamoto, Haruhiko Inoue, Hideo Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8181267
    Abstract: To provide a scanning probe microscope wherein the scanning means is not damaged by fluids, the scanning probe microscope 30 comprises a cantilever support part 2 for supporting a cantilever 1; displacement measurement parts 3, 4, 5 and 6 for measuring the displacement of the cantilever 1; a specimen container 11 comprising sidewalls 19 and bottom surface 18 and containing a fluid 10 and a specimen S; a carrying stage 40 on which the specimen container 11 is placed; and a scanning means 7 for moving and scanning the carrying stage 40. While the cantilever 1 is immersed in the fluid 10 that is contained in the specimen container 11, the carrying stage 40 is moved, and the displacement of the cantilever 1 is measured. The scanning probe microscope 30 further comprises a ring-shaped protective mat 50 that is capable of absorbing the fluid 10. A mounting mechanism 43 is formed on the outer peripheral surface of the carrying stage 40 for removably attaching the protective mat 50 by its inner peripheral area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Kanji Kobayashi, Hideo Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20110307979
    Abstract: To provide a scanning probe microscope wherein the scanning means is not damaged by fluids, the scanning probe microscope 30 comprises a cantilever support part 2 for supporting a cantilever 1; displacement measurement parts 3, 4, 5 and 6 for measuring the displacement of the cantilever 1; a specimen container 11 comprising sidewalls 19 and bottom surface 18 and containing a fluid 10 and a specimen S; a carrying stage 40 on which the specimen container 11 is placed; and a scanning means 7 for moving and scanning the carrying stage 40. While the cantilever 1 is immersed in the fluid 10 that is contained in the specimen container 11, the carrying stage 40 is moved, and the displacement of the cantilever 1 is measured. The scanning probe microscope 30 further comprises a ring-shaped protective mat 50 that is capable of absorbing the fluid 10. A mounting mechanism 43 is formed on the outer peripheral surface of the carrying stage 40 for removably attaching the protective mat 50 by its inner peripheral area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanji KOBAYASHI, Hideo NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20100139904
    Abstract: A heat sink (2) has a base (4) having a first surface (4a) thermally connected to a heat producing body and also has fins (6a-6d) each having through-holes (8), the fins being supported by a second surface (4b) of the base (4) and arranged in a predetermined direction. The base (4) and the fins (6a-6d) are integrally formed of a porous material (lotus-type porous material). The heat sink (2) is placed in a duct (80). It is preferable that the width (W) of the heat sink (2) is substantially equal to or less than 10 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Osaka University
    Inventors: Hiroshi Chiba, Tetsuro Ogushi, Hideo Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20090317282
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing a porous body which comprises dispersing a gas-forming compound in a molten porous body-forming material, and then solidifying the molten material. With this process, the present invention enables manufacture of high quality and highly uniform porous bodies even under an atmospheric pressure, without requiring high pressure ambience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: LOTUS ALLOY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Nakajima, Takuya Ide
  • Publication number: 20090087584
    Abstract: The pore size, porosity, and pore distribution of a porous metal is controlled by applying a plasma spraying to the surface of the porous metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Koki Taguchi, Akiyoshi Mizuta, Katsuhiko Ishida, Yuji Matsuzaki, Seiichi Nagatome, Hideo Nakajima, Soong-Keun Hyun
  • Publication number: 20090041811
    Abstract: The present invention is an oil-in-water emulsion composition containing a hydrophilic non-ionic surfactant or hydrophilic anionic surfactant, a higher aliphatic alcohol, water, and an oil ingredient which meets specific conditions. This is an oil-in-water emulsion composition with good high temperature stability and usability, and can be used as a cream-like endermic liniment such as a cosmetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tohru Okamoto, Haruhiko Inoue, Hideo Nakajima
  • Patent number: 7261141
    Abstract: A process for producing a porous metal body, the process includes melting part of a starting metal material in succession while moving the material by a floating zone melting method under a gas atmosphere to dissolve a gas into a resultant molten metal; and solidifying the molten metal zone in succession by cooling. Even when the starting metal material is of low thermal conductivity, a porous metal body with uniform and micro pores grown only in the longitudinal direction is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventor: Hideo Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20070054253
    Abstract: This invention provides illustrations that can be used as educational materials for teaching massage treatment, dermatological therapeutic techniques, dermatological diagnostics, etc.; and methods of performing and teaching massage treatment, based on new anatomical findings about cutaneous blood vessels. The illustrations have a 1st illustration, which displays anatomical characteristics of the skin, including the position and state of the cutaneous veins and valves within the veins. The method of teaching the massage treatment uses the aforesaid illustrations as teaching materials. The massage treatment includes a procedure (A) that comprises pressing, towards their respective plexuses, the thin vessels ascending from the deep dermal venous plexus and/or the subdermal venous plexus, which are formed in the deep dermal layer and/or immediately below the dermis by veins unaccompanied by arteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Nobuaki Imanishi, Hideo Nakajima, Junko Tougou