Patents by Inventor Hikaru Inoue

Hikaru Inoue 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: 10598286
    Abstract: In an embodiments, in a sealing face of at least one slide part of a pair of slide parts, a dynamic pressure generation groove 10 is provided so as to be separated not to communicate with a sealed fluid side and a leakage side by land portions on both sealing faces, between an end 10a on the leakage side of the dynamic pressure generation groove 10 and the leakage side, a fluid introduction groove 11 which communicates the dynamic pressure generation groove 10 and the leakage side is provided, and the cross-sectional area of the fluid introduction groove 11 is set smaller than the cross-sectional area of the dynamic pressure generation groove 10. The sealing faces are subjected to fluid lubrication and low friction in a steady operation, and leakage of the sealed fluid and entrance of dust into the sealing faces are suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tokunaga, Hideyuki Inoue, Wataru Kimura, Tetsuya Iguchi, Takeshi Hosoe, Hidetoshi Kasahara, Takafumi Ota, Keiichi Chiba, Masatoshi Itadani, Hikaru Katori
  • Patent number: 10473220
    Abstract: In an embodiment, in a slide component, dynamic pressure generation grooves 10 are provided on a sealing face of at least one of a pair of slide parts 4, 7 so as to be isolated with no communication from the sealed fluid side and the leakage side by land portions R of both the sealing faces, and a plurality of independently-formed minute recessed sections 11 is provided at positions on the sealing face IS between the dynamic pressure generation grooves 10 and the leakage side, the positions being separated in the radial direction from the dynamic pressure generation grooves. The slide component can make the sealing faces fluid-lubricant and low frictional and prevent leakage of a sealed fluid and incoming of dust to the sealing faces at the time of normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tokunaga, Hideyuki Inoue, Wataru Kimura, Tetsuya Iguchi, Takeshi Hosoe, Hidetoshi Kasahara, Takafumi Ota, Keiichi Chiba, Masatoshi Itadani, Hikaru Katori
  • Publication number: 20190231382
    Abstract: A medical treatment apparatus includes: a pair of holding members, each including a grasping surface configured to grasp a joining target site in living tissue; an energy application mechanism that is provided in at least one of the pair of holding members, the energy application mechanism being configured to apply joining energy and vibration energy to the joining target site through the grasping surface; and a control device configured to sense whether joining at the joining target site is completed by application of the joining energy to the joining target site, and control the energy application mechanism after the joining at the joining target site is completed to apply the vibration energy to the joining target site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hikaru INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190230951
    Abstract: The present invention has objects to provide a powdery plant extract for beverages, having satisfactory flavor-retaining effect and solubility. The present invention solves the above objects by providing a powdery plant extract for beverages, comprising a plant extract for beverages and a branched ?-glucan mixture having the following characteristics (A) to (C): (A) Being constructed by glucose molecules; (B) Having a branched structure with a glucose polymerization degree of one or more, bound via a linkage other than ?-1,4 linkage to a non-reducing end glucose residue at an end position of a linear glucan with a glucose polymerization degree of 3 or higher, having a structure of binding glucose molecules via ?-1,4 linkages; and (C) Isomaltose in an amount of 5% by mass or higher, on a dry solid basis, of the hydrolysate is formed when digested by isomaltodextranase; where the mass ratio of the plant extract for beverages and the branched ?-glucan mixture is in a range of 1:0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichiro INOUE, Hikaru Masahiro WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10337620
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a sliding component includes a pair of sliding parts (a stationary-side seal ring 7 and a rotating-side seal ring 4) that relatively slide on each other and each have a sliding face S formed radially for sealing sealed fluid from leaking. The sliding face S of at least one sliding part is provided with dynamic pressure generation grooves 10 spaced in a non-communicating manner from the sealed-fluid side and the leakage side by lands R of both sliding faces, and is provided with fluid introduction holes 11 between leakage-side ends 10a of the grooves 10 and the leakage side, for communicating the grooves 10 and the leakage side. Each fluid introduction holes 11 is configured such that a dynamic-pressure-generation-groove-side opening 11a open to a corresponding one of the grooves 10 is axially displaced from a leakage-side opening 11b open to the leakage side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tokunaga, Hideyuki Inoue, Wataru Kimura, Tetsuya Iguchi, Keiichi Chiba, Masatoshi Itadani, Hikaru Katori
  • Patent number: 10337560
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a sliding face of at least one sliding part of the pair of sliding parts is provided, along its entire circumference, with a trap groove 10 for trapping leakage fluid, located on a leakage side and spaced from the leakage side by a land. A dust entry reduction means 12 for reducing entry of dust from the leakage side while allowing passage of fluid is formed between lands of the pair of sliding parts on the leakage side of the trap groove 10. At the sliding faces of the pair of sliding parts sliding relatively, entry of dust from the leakage side as well as liquid leakage to the leakage side are suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tokunaga, Hideyuki Inoue, Wataru Kimura, Tetsuya Iguchi, Keiichi Chiba, Masatoshi Itadani, Hikaru Katori
  • Publication number: 20180065254
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot and a motion control unit. The robot includes a bottom, a swiveling base, first to third arms. A bottom side of the first arm is supported on the swiveling base swivelably around a horizontal-direction second axis. A bottom side of the redundant arm is supported on a leading side of the first arm swivelably around an axis parallel to the second axis. A bottom side of the second arm is supported on a leading side of the redundant arm swivelably around a third axis parallel to the second axis. A bottom side of the third arm is supported on a leading side of the second arm rotatably around a fourth axis perpendicular to the third axis. The motion control unit activates the redundant arm so that a control point provided on the fourth axis linearly moves while maintaining a direction of the fourth axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Manabu OKAHISA, Ryuta KAGAWA, Hikaru INOUE, Tatsuo HIRO
  • Publication number: 20170319261
    Abstract: A medical treatment device includes a pair of holding members configured to grasp a target part to be connected and dissected in a body tissue. At least one holding member of the pair of holding members includes an energy application portion having a treatment surface configured to contact the target part when the target part is grasped by the pair of holding members to apply energy to the target part. The treatment surface includes a high-output area configured to apply energy to the target part at a first output value for dissecting at least the target part, and a low-output area configured to apply energy to the target part at a second output value smaller than the first output value. The high-output area and the low-output area are provided continuously to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hikaru INOUE
  • Publication number: 20170000558
    Abstract: A medical treatment apparatus includes a first holding member, and a second holding member configured to move relative to the first holding member and hold a living tissue between the first holding member and the second holding member. On a cross section including a point where the first and second holding member are in contact with the living tissue, a point on the first holding member that is nearest to the second holding member is defined as a first point and a point on the second holding member that is nearest to the first holding member is defined as a second point. The first and second holding member have shapes in which an extended line of a trace of the second point moving relative to the first holding member does not pass through the first point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hikaru INOUE
  • Publication number: 20150335781
    Abstract: A bone prosthesis material that promotes calcium ion elution while retaining its effect on osteoclasts so that its binding to a bone can be achieved at an early stage. The bone prosthesis material that is composed of a plurality of ?-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) phases containing monovalent cations in solid solution at different concentrations. Being a composite phase of ?-TCP phases containing monovalent cations in solid solution at different concentrations, the bone prosthesis material promotes calcium ion elution while retaining its effect on osteoclasts, and thus enables its binding to a bone at an early stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS TERUMO BIOMATERIALS CORP.
    Inventors: Kazuaki HASHIMOTO, Hikaru INOUE
  • Patent number: 9108315
    Abstract: A robot control system according to an aspect of an embodiment includes a plurality of robots, at least one external axis, and converters. The robots perform axis behaviors. The external axes are a movable axis shared by the robots and are mutually connected to the robots. Each of the converters assumes a virtual robot formed by connecting all the external axes to the one robot and converts acquisition values on positions of the robot and the external axes acquired for the virtual robot into conversion values indicating absolute positions in a predetermined normal coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Daisuke Ishida, Hikaru Inoue, Shinichi Maehara, Kanji Takanishi
  • Publication number: 20140135982
    Abstract: A robot system is provided, which includes a conveying device for conveying a workpiece, a robot for performing a predetermined task to the workpiece being conveyed by the conveying device, a drive source for driving the conveying device; and a control device for controlling operations of the robot and the drive source. The control device includes a drive source instruction value calculation module for calculating a drive source instruction value indicative of an instruction to operate the drive source, and a robot instruction value calculation module or calculating a robot instruction value indicative of an instruction to operate the robot based on the drive source instruction value calculated by the drive source instruction value calculation module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Reiko MAJIMA, Hikaru INOUE
  • Publication number: 20130046408
    Abstract: A robot control system according to an aspect of an embodiment includes a plurality of robots, at least one external axis, and converters. The robots perform axis behaviors. The external axes are a movable axis shared by the robots and are mutually connected to the robots. Each of the converters assumes a virtual robot formed by connecting all the external axes to the one robot and converts acquisition values on positions of the robot and the external axes acquired for the virtual robot into conversion values indicating absolute positions in a predetermined normal coordinate system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Daisuke ISHIDA, Hikaru Inoue, Shinichi Maehara, Kanji Takanishi
  • Patent number: 7550287
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cell culturing system that cultures predetermined cells collected from a patient and supplies cultured cells to the original patient, which together with enabling correlations between the cultured cells and the supplier of the cells to be managed accurately and easily at all times, allows cultured cells and patients to be collated rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Hibino, Shin Katayama, Hiroyuki Irie, Hikaru Inoue, Hitoshi Mizuno, Yasuharu Hakamatsuka, Yoshiharu Saito, Hideki Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 7302967
    Abstract: A reverse flow preventing device arranged in a flow path of fluid formed by a fan and an electronic apparatus equipped with the same. The reverse flow preventing device has a frame, a plurality of support shafts arranged about the center of the frame and mounted on the frame, and a plurality of pivotable plate members supported by the support shafts. The plate members can move between the first position (reverse flow preventing position) in which they lie in a substantially single plane and the second position (normal operating position) in which they move. The support shafts and the plate members are arranged substantially concentrically or radially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hideki Maeda, Hikaru Inoue, Akira Shimasaki
  • Publication number: 20070198086
    Abstract: An object is to implant a bioprosthesis constituted by infiltrating a scaffold material held inside a container with body fluid, such as bone marrow, into an affected side without separating the body fluid, to reduce the burden placed on a patient, and to improve the ease-of-use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: OLYMPUS BIOMATERIAL CORP.
    Inventors: Kouichi Kuroda, Hikaru Inoue
  • Publication number: 20060124175
    Abstract: A reverse flow preventing device arranged in a flow path of fluid formed by a fan and an electronic apparatus equipped with the same. The reverse flow preventing device has a frame, a plurality of support shafts arranged about the center of the frame and mounted on the frame, and a plurality of pivotable plate members supported by the support shafts. The plate members can move between the first position (reverse flow preventing position) in which they lie in a substantially single plane and the second position (normal operating position) in which they move. The support shafts and the plate members are arranged substantially concentrically or radially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hideki Maeda, Hikaru Inoue, Akira Shimasaki
  • Patent number: 7052518
    Abstract: An artificial bone comprising a calcium phosphate-based ceramic porous body having a plurality of pores which are three-dimensionally distributed throughout an entire region of the porous body including a surface thereof and have a diameter ranging from 0.01 ?m to 2000 ?m, and interconnecting portions which are formed between neighboring pores, interconnect a plurality of pores existing on a surface of the porous body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Irie, Hikaru Inoue
  • Patent number: 7025086
    Abstract: A reverse flow preventing device arranged in a flow path of fluid formed by a fan and an electronic apparatus equipped with the same. The reverse flow preventing device has a frame, a plurality of support shafts arranged about the center of the frame and mounted on the frame, and a plurality of pivotable plate members supported by the support shafts. The plate members can move between the first position (reverse flow preventing position) in which they lie in a substantially single plane and the second position (normal operating position) in which they move. The support shafts and the plate members are arranged substantially concentrically or radially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hideki Maeda, Hikaru Inoue, Akira Shimasaki
  • Publication number: 20050158846
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cell culturing system that cultures predetermined cells collected from a patient and supplies cultured cells to the original patient, which together with enabling correlations between the cultured cells and the supplier of the cells to be managed accurately and easily at all times, allows cultured cells and patients to be collated rapidly. In a cell culturing system 20 that carries in cells containing stem cells and contains them in an incoming transport container to which is attached unique identification information, transfers the transported cells to and cultures them in a culture container to which is attached unique identification information, and carries out the cultured cells by transferring them to an outgoing transport container to which is attached unique identification information, ID numbers attached to the containers before and after transfer are input from a barcode reader 31 whenever the cells are transferred to a different container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventors: Hiroki Hibino, Shin Katayama, Hiroyuki Irie, Hikaru Inoue, Hitoshi Mizuno, Yasuharu Hakamatsuka, Yoshiharu Saito, Hideki Koyanagi