Patents by Inventor Hideo Tanaka

Hideo Tanaka 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: 11123320
    Abstract: Various side effects are reported for existing overactive bladder therapeutic drugs, and prophylactic or therapeutic agents for overactive bladder without side effects have been eagerly desired. The present invention provides a prophylactic or therapeutic agent for overactive bladder that comprises 5-aminolevulinic acids (ALAs) as the active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: SBI PHARMACEUTICALS, CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOCHI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tohru Tanaka, Kiwamu Takahashi, Keiji Inoue, Motoaki Saito, Masayuki Tsuda, Hideo Fukuhara, Takahira Kuno, Shogo Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20210289044
    Abstract: [Object] To provide novel and improved information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and information processing system that enable smoother installation of an application on an information terminal. [Solution] According to the present disclosure, there is provided an information processing apparatus including: a control unit configured to perform, in a case in which installation of an application is accepted by a first information terminal, application-installation prompt processing to prompt the installation of the application with respect to a second information terminal. According to the present disclosure, in the case in which the first information terminal accepts installation of an application, the control unit performs application-installation prompt processing with respect to the second information terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: HIDEO NAGASAKA, KATSUTOSHI KUSUMOTO, MAKOTO TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11115593
    Abstract: The lens interchangeable digital camera includes a sensor movement type shake correction mechanism that performs a sensor movement operation of moving an image sensor in a direction to cancel a shake. A characteristic data acquisition unit acquires optical characteristic data corresponding to optical characteristics of an imaging optical system of a lens unit mounted on a body mount. A determination unit determines whether or not adaptive optical characteristic data that can be handled by an image correction unit that performs image correction based on the optical characteristic data can be acquired. An operation deciding unit prohibits a shift operation which is at least a part of a sensor movement operation in an uncorrectable state where the image correction based on the adaptive optical characteristic data is not possible since the adaptive optical characteristic data cannot be acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Akihiro Uchida, Kenkichi Hayashi, Seiichi Izawa, Hideo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10760692
    Abstract: Mixture preventing valve includes first flow passage allowing a first fluid to flow; second flow passage allowing a second fluid to flow; communication passage allowing first flow passage and second flow passage to communicate with each other; valve body that opens/closes communication passage; and valve seat provided on an inner wall surface of the communication passage that contacts valve body. Valve body includes first valve body piece and second valve body piece arranged side by side in a state of being separated from each other in a movement direction of valve body. Valve seat contacts respective outer peripheral surfaces of first valve body piece and second valve body piece. In the inner wall surface, a portion where valve seat contacts outer peripheral surface of first valve body piece, and a portion where valve seat contacts outer peripheral surface of the second valve body piece exist on a same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryo Takemasa, Tokio Takahashi, Junichi Sawazaki, Masayuki Ozawa, Daisuke Takahashi, Hideo Tanaka, Christopher Psutka, Hideo Tsukazaki
  • Patent number: 10543627
    Abstract: An injection apparatus including a plasticizing unit (2) that plasticizes a raw material resin and an injection unit (3) that injects a plasticized molten resin. The plasticizing unit includes a heating cylinder (20) having a foaming gas injection valve and a screw (21) provided inside the heating cylinder. The rotation and advance and retreat movements of the screw are controlled such that a raw material resin is plasticized by the screw and a foaming gas injected from a foaming gas injection valve is dissolved in the plasticized molten resin. After the screw retreats to a prescribed position according as the molten resin accumulates in the front end side of the heating cylinder by the screw that is rotating, the screw advances with rotating to cause the molten resin which has been accumulated in the front end side of the heating cylinder to be transferred to the injection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD., TOSHIBA MACHINE ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toyohiko Nakatani, Kentarou Ichikawa, Hideo Tanaka, Kazuhito Sato, Kishbaugh Levi
  • Patent number: 10444641
    Abstract: A holding device for holding a substrate includes a base including an intake hole and an exhaust flow path communicating with the intake hole, a moving member which is movable in a gravity direction by coming into contact with a substrate, and a determination unit configured to determine whether a moving member holds a substrate on the basis of changes in pressure of the exhaust flow path exhausted by an exhaust unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10412246
    Abstract: An image-reading unit includes an original document conveyor that includes a first original document tray to hold an original document to be read, a first original document feeding port to feed the original document placed on the first original document tray, and an original document conveying path to convey the original document from the first original document feeding port to an original document discharging port. The original document conveyor further includes an openable second original document tray attached near an intermediate portion of the original document conveying path to hold an original document when opened, and a second original document feeding port to feed the original document on the second original document tray. The image-reading unit further includes an image reader to read an image of the original document being conveyed along the original document conveying path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuji Kawai, Yasunobu Youda, Yohei Osanai, Tatsuaki Nagano, Satoshi Narai, Toshiyuki Horikawa, Daisuke Imaki, Takayuki Andoh, Susumu Miyazaki, Tetsuo Inui, Yuki Fujii, Koichi Ono, Takeshi Shikama, Shingo Shiramura, Hideo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10322390
    Abstract: A biomass cake pressure-feeding apparatus includes: a screw pump including a first screw with a helical first conveying thread, a second screw with a helical second conveying thread, and a casing accommodating the first screw and the second screw such that the first screw and the second screw are parallel to each other, the screw pump being configured to feed biomass cake to a high pressure reactor, the biomass cake being obtained by adding water to powdery biomass; and a throttle part positioned downstream of the screw pump and configured to form a material seal made of the biomass cake by restricting a flow of the biomass cake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoji Tsujita, Noriaki Izumi, Hironori Tajiri, Hiromasa Kusuda, Takashi Nishino, Ryoji Obara, Hideo Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190077059
    Abstract: An injection apparatus including a plasticizing unit (2) that plasticizes a raw material resin and an injection unit (3) that injects a plasticized molten resin. The plasticizing unit includes a heating cylinder (20) having a foaming gas injection valve and a screw (21) provided inside the heating cylinder. The rotation and advance and retreat movements of the screw are controlled such that a raw material resin is plasticized by the screw and a foaming gas injected from a foaming gas injection valve is dissolved in the plasticized molten resin. After the screw retreats to a prescribed position according as the molten resin accumulates in the front end side of the heating cylinder by the screw that is rotating, the screw advances with rotating to cause the molten resin which has been accumulated in the front end side of the heating cylinder to be transferred to the injection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicants: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD., TOSHIBA MACHINE ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toyohiko NAKATANI, Kentarou ICHIKAWA, Hideo TANAKA, Kazuhito SATO, Kishbaugh LEVI
  • Patent number: 10200564
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: a reading unit; a first detecting unit that detects a position of the reading unit in the sub-scanning direction; a second detecting unit that detects a position of the reading unit in the sub-scanning direction; and a calculating unit that calculates a skew quantity and a skew direction of the reading unit, based on a difference, introduced by the skew, between a travel distance by which the reading unit has travelled from a measurement reference position located on an upstream side of the first detecting unit and the second detecting unit in a moving direction to a point where the reading unit is detected by the first detecting unit, and a travel distance by which the reading unit has travelled from the measurement reference position to a point where the reading unit is detected by the second detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Fujii, Yasunobu Youda, Yohei Osanai, Tatsuaki Nagano, Satoshi Narai, Toshiyuki Horikawa, Takuji Kawai, Daisuke Imaki, Takayuki Andoh, Susumu Miyazaki, Tetsuo Inui, Koichi Ono, Takeshi Shikama, Shingo Shiramura, Hideo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10160144
    Abstract: A plasticizing process in which a molten resin that has been plasticized and dissolved in a foaming gas is sent to the front end side of a heating cylinder (20) by means of a screw (21) that rotates in a heating cylinder (20), and the screw (21) retreats according as the molten resin accumulates in the front end side of the heating cylinder (20); a transfer process in which the screw (21) is advanced with rotating and transfers the molten resin accumulated in the front end side of the heating cylinder (20) from a plasticizing unit (2) to an injection unit (3), and an injection process in which the molten resin is injected from the injection unit (3) are conducted and repeated to produce a foamable injection molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD., TOSHIBA MACHINE ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toyohiko Nakatani, Kentarou Ichikawa, Hideo Tanaka, Kazuhito Sato, Kishbaugh Levi
  • Publication number: 20180295247
    Abstract: An image-reading unit includes an original document conveyor that includes a first original document tray to hold an original document to be read, a first original document feeding port to feed the original document placed on the first original document tray, and an original document conveying path to convey the original document from the first original document feeding port to an original document discharging port. The original document conveyor further includes an openable second original document tray attached near an intermediate portion of the original document conveying path to hold an original document when opened, and a second original document feeding port to feed the original document on the second original document tray. The image-reading unit further includes an image reader to read an image of the original document being conveyed along the original document conveying path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuji KAWAI, Yasunobu YOUDA, Yohei OSANAI, Tatsuaki NAGANO, Satoshi NARAI, Toshiyuki HORIKAWA, Daisuke IMAKI, Takayuki ANDOH, Susumu MIYAZAKI, Tetsuo INUI, Yuki FUJII, Koichi ONO, Takeshi SHIKAMA, Shingo SHIRAMURA, Hideo TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180272302
    Abstract: A biomass cake pressure-feeding apparatus includes: a screw pump including a first screw with a helical first conveying thread, a second screw with a helical second conveying thread, and a casing accommodating the first screw and the second screw such that the first screw and the second screw are parallel to each other, the screw pump being configured to feed biomass cake to a high pressure reactor, the biomass cake being obtained by adding water to powdery biomass; and a throttle part positioned downstream of the screw pump and configured to form a material seal made of the biomass cake by restricting a flow of the biomass cake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoji TSUJITA, Noriaki IZUMI, Hironori TAJIRI, Hiromasa KUSUDA, Takashi NISHINO, Ryoji OBARA, Hideo TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10027831
    Abstract: An image-reading unit includes an original document conveyor that includes a first original document tray to hold an original document to be read, a first original document feeding port to feed the original document placed on the first original document tray, and an original document conveying path to convey the original document from the first original document feeding port to an original document discharging port. The original document conveyor further includes an openable second original document tray attached near an intermediate portion of the original document conveying path to hold an original document when opened, and a second original document feeding port to feed the original document on the second original document tray. The image-reading unit further includes an image reader to read an image of the original document being conveyed along the original document conveying path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuji Kawai, Yasunobu Youda, Yohei Osanai, Tatsuaki Nagano, Satoshi Narai, Toshiyuki Horikawa, Daisuke Imaki, Takayuki Andoh, Susumu Miyazaki, Tetsuo Inui, Yuki Fujii, Koichi Ono, Takeshi Shikama, Shingo Shiramura, Hideo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10007382
    Abstract: This information processing apparatus includes: a display panel; a sensor panel that is superimposed on the display panel and detects coordinates designated by a user; and a control unit that sets, with a region detectable by the sensor panel being a first region, a second region in at least a part of the first region and invalidates the coordinates detected in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumihiko Iida, Hideo Tanaka, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180172164
    Abstract: Mixture preventing valve includes first flow passage allowing a first fluid to flow; second flow passage allowing a second fluid to flow; communication passage allowing first flow passage and second flow passage to communicate with each other; valve body that opens/closes communication passage; and valve seat provided on an inner wall surface of the communication passage that contacts valve body. Valve body includes first valve body piece and second valve body piece arranged side by side in a state of being separated from each other in a movement direction of valve body. Valve seat contacts respective outer peripheral surfaces of first valve body piece and second valve body piece. In the inner wall surface, a portion where valve seat contacts outer peripheral surface of first valve body piece, and a portion where valve seat contacts outer peripheral surface of the second valve body piece exist on a same plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryo TAKEMASA, Tokio TAKAHASHI, Junichi SAWAZAKI, Masayuki OZAWA, Daisuke TAKAHASHI, Hideo TANAKA, Christopher PSUTKA, Hideo TSUKAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20170351186
    Abstract: A holding device for holding a substrate includes a base including an intake hole and an exhaust flow path communicating with the intake hole, a moving member which is movable in a gravity direction by coming into contact with a substrate, and a determination unit configured to determine whether a moving member holds a substrate on the basis of changes in pressure of the exhaust flow path exhausted by an exhaust unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventor: Hideo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9800748
    Abstract: An automatic document feeder that is included in an image reader of an image forming apparatus includes a sheet conveying roller, a document feeder cover, a projection piece, a motor, a driving side gear, and a driving force transmission device including an idler gear, a driving force release gear, a slide body, a first elastic body to bias the idler gear and the driving force release gear to be separated, a second elastic body to bias the driving force release gear and the slide body to be separated, and a drive shaft. The driving force transmission device meshes the driving and driven side meshing portions together with a biasing force applied by the second elastic body when the document feeder cover is closed, and releases the driving and driven side meshing portions with a biasing force applied by the first elastic body when the document feeder cover is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Horikawa, Yasunobu Youda, Yohei Osanai, Tatsuaki Nagano, Satoshi Narai, Takuji Kawai, Daisuke Imaki, Takayuki Andoh, Susumu Miyazaki, Yuki Fujii, Koichi Ono, Takeshi Shikama, Hiroaki Ikeda, Shingo Shiramura, Hideo Tanaka, Tetsuo Inui
  • Patent number: 9760183
    Abstract: An input apparatus including a deformable sheet-like operational member having a plurality of key areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroto Kawaguchi, Tetsuro Goto, Toshio Kano, Hideo Tanaka, Hayato Hasegawa, Takashi Itaya, Takayuki Tanaka, Fumihiko Iida, Tomoaki Suzuki, Taizo Nishimura, Yuji Takahashi, Yasushi Itoshiro, Shogo Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20170208208
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: a reading unit; a first detecting unit that detects a position of the reading unit in the sub-scanning direction; a second detecting unit that detects a position of the reading unit in the sub-scanning direction; and a calculating unit that calculates a skew quantity and a skew direction of the reading unit, based on a difference, introduced by the skew, between a travel distance by which the reading unit has travelled from a measurement reference position located on an upstream side of the first detecting unit and the second detecting unit in a moving direction to a point where the reading unit is detected by the first detecting unit, and a travel distance by which the reading unit has travelled from the measurement reference position to a point where the reading unit is detected by the second detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki FUJII, Yasunobu YOUDA, Yohei OSANAI, Tatsuaki NAGANO, Satoshi NARAI, Toshiyuki HORIKAWA, Takuji KAWAI, Daisuke IMAKI, Takayuki ANDOH, Susumu MIYAZAKI, Tetsuo INUI, Koichi ONO, Takeshi SHIKAMA, Shingo SHIRAMURA, Hideo TANAKA