Patents by Inventor Hirokazu Nishimura

Hirokazu Nishimura 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: 20200043445
    Abstract: A keyboard instrument includes a plurality of key blocks, each including key main bodies, connecting sections, and a supporting section. Each key main body has a top surface that can be pressed by a user to play the keyboard instrument. Each connecting section extends from a key main body and deforms in response to pressing at the top surface of the key main body. The supporting section supports the key main bodies as one key block through the connecting sections. The key blocks are stacked at the supporting section in an instrument case so that a plurality of connecting sections of one key block and a plurality of connecting sections of another key block overlap each other. In at least one key block, each connecting section extends from a top surface side of the corresponding key main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiya KUNO, Hirokazu TANIGUCHI, Yuichi NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10549711
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an airbag-use non-coated woven fabric that achieves light in weight, compact in size, and low air permeability, and an airbag-use woven fabric having low air permeability, being flexible, and exhibiting good package ability without impairing mechanical strength of the woven fabric, and an airbag that uses the airbag-use woven fabric. The airbag-use woven fabric including a base fabric, wherein a yarn widening ratio of unwoven weaving yarn of fibers that constitute the base fabric is not less than 2.4 and not more than 3.5, or including single yarn fibers having a substantially triangular cross sectional shape and a modification degree of 1.3 to 2.2; having a tear strength of not less than 120 N; and having an air permeability under a pressure difference of 20 kPa of not more than 0.65 L/cm2/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nishimura, Yusuke Kojyo, Ryuji Kamimura
  • Patent number: 10482851
    Abstract: A keyboard instrument includes a plurality of key blocks, and an instrument case. Each key block includes, a plurality of key main bodies, an area of the top surface abutting one edge side of the key main body in a longitudinal direction is pressed by a user; a plurality of connecting sections, the connecting section is deformed in response to be pressed by the user; and a supporting section which supports the plurality of key main bodies as one key block through the plurality of connecting sections. The plurality of supporting sections included in the plurality of key blocks are piled up in a direction intersecting with the longitudinal direction in the instrument case. The plurality of connecting sections included in one key block and the plurality of connecting sections included in another key block are overlapped each other in the instrument case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiya Kuno, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Yuichi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190344589
    Abstract: A drying device includes a contact heater unit to contact and heat a medium. The contact heater unit includes a plurality of heating members each having a curved contact face to contact the medium among plural heating members of the plurality of heating members to contact a first surface of the medium opposite a second surface of the medium on which liquid is applied. The plurality of heating members includes a first heating member and a plurality of second heating members. The first heating member has a maximum contact distance to contact the medium. The plurality of second heating members is disposed upstream from the first heating member in a direction of conveyance of the medium. Two heating members of the plurality of second heating members immediately upstream from the first heating member in the direction of conveyance of the medium contact the first surface of the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ken ONODERA, Sho SAWAHATA, Juni NAKAI, Toshihiro YOSHINUMA, Yasuhisa KATOH, Hirokazu IKENOUE, Satoshi KITAOKA, Hideaki NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190337307
    Abstract: A drying device includes a contact heater unit to contact and heat a medium. The contact heater unit includes a plurality of heating members each having a curved contact face to contact the medium among plural heating members of the plurality of heating members to contact a first surface of the medium opposite a second surface of the medium on which liquid is applied. The plurality of heating members includes a first heating member and a plurality of second heating members. The first heating member has a maximum contact distance to contact the medium. The plurality of second heating members is disposed upstream from the first heating member in a direction of conveyance of the medium. Two heating members of the plurality of second heating members immediately upstream from the first heating member in the direction of conveyance of the medium contact the first surface of the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Ken ONODERA, Sho SAWAHATA, Junji NAKAI, Toshihiro YOSHINUMA, Yasuhisa KATOH, Hirokazu IKENOUE, Satoshi KITAOKA, Hideaki NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190328211
    Abstract: A flexible tube insertion apparatus includes a flexible tube having flexibility and configured to be inserted into an object to be inserted, one or more external force detectors disposed on the flexible tube and configured to detect a force of an external force applied to the flexible tube when the flexible tube is twisted in at least one direction, and a providing device configured to provide twisting information regarding a twisting direction of the flexible tube for releasing a loop section formed in the flexible tube, according to a direction in which the flexible tube is twisted and the detected force of the external force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo TEZUKA, Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190283463
    Abstract: A drying device includes a drier, a gas circulator, and a concentration adjuster. The drier warms a liquid composition on a drying target object. The gas circulator circulates a gas containing a volatile component of an organic solvent warmed and volatilized by the drier to reuse the gas for drying. The concentration adjuster adjusts a concentration of the volatile component reused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Nishimura, Yoshiaki Hoshino, Hirokazu Ikenoue, Yoshiki Yanagawa, Amika Sagara
  • Publication number: 20190262753
    Abstract: A chain saw (1) (an electric machine tool) comprises a body (10), to which a cutter (a work tool) (20) is attached, a motor (30), and a battery (50). The body (10) has a motor receiving chamber (15), a battery receiving chamber (16) opening through an outer surface of the body (10), and a communication path (17), through which the battery receiving chamber (16) is in communication with the motor receiving chamber (15). A first air inlet opening (81) is formed between the inner edge of an opening of the battery receiving chamber (16) and the outer periphery of the battery (50) disposed in the battery receiving chamber (16). Further, an inflow port (17a) of the communication path (17) opens to an inner side surface of the battery receiving chamber (16) and an air filter (70) is fitted over the inflow port (17a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Hirokazu MIURA, Noriyuki TAKEUCHI, Koji HIRAKAWA, Atsushi NISHIMURA, Kunihiko HARAMOTO, Tomohiro NAKASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10384472
    Abstract: A drying device includes a contact heater unit to contact and heat a medium. The contact heater unit includes a plurality of heating members each having a curved contact face to contact the medium among plural heating members of the plurality of heating members to contact a first surface of the medium opposite a second surface of the medium on which liquid is applied. The plurality of heating members includes a first heating member and a plurality of second heating members. The first heating member has a maximum contact distance to contact the medium. The plurality of second heating members is disposed upstream from the first heating member in a direction of conveyance of the medium. Two heating members of the plurality of second heating members immediately upstream from the first heating member in the direction of conveyance of the medium contact the first surface of the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Onodera, Sho Sawahata, Junji Nakai, Toshihiro Yoshinuma, Yasuhisa Katoh, Hirokazu Ikenoue, Satoshi Kitaoka, Hideaki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190240779
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tube, and a tube, the method comprising the steps of: coupling in position a first tube body and a second tube body by inserting a first insert portion of a connecting pin into an end portion of a first hole of the first tube body and inserting a second insert portion into an end portion of a first hole of the second tube body; welding all around an outer circumferential portion of the coupled portion of the first tube body and the second tube body and all around an inner circumferential portion of the first holes in which the connecting pin is inserted; and removing the connecting pin remaining inside the first hole of the first tube body and the first hole of the second tube body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Tadakazu SAKAGUCHI, Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10364512
    Abstract: It is provided that a multifilament and a braid that are capable of being processed into products in a wide range of temperature and are excellent in dimensional stability and abrasion resistance. A multifilament comprising 5 or more monofilaments, wherein the multifilament contains polyethylene having an intrinsic viscosity [?] of 5.0 dL/g or more and 40.0 dL/g or less and substantially including ethylene as a repeating unit, and shows 1000 times or more in number of reciprocating abrasions at break in an abrasion resistance test measured at a load of 5 cN/dtex in accordance with JIS L-1095.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Fukushima, Masayuki Shirako, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10307865
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tube, and a tube, the method comprising the steps of: coupling in position a first tube body and a second tube body by inserting a first insert portion of a connecting pin into an end portion of a first hole of the first tube body and inserting a second insert portion into an end portion of a first hole of the second tube body; welding all around an outer circumferential portion of the coupled portion of the first tube body and the second tube body and all around an inner circumferential portion of the first holes in which the connecting pin is inserted; and removing the connecting pin remaining inside the first hole of the first tube body and the first hole of the second tube body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadakazu Sakaguchi, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10287711
    Abstract: It is provided that a multifilament and a braid that are capable of being processed into products in a wide range of temperature and are excellent in dimensional stability and abrasion resistance. A multifilament comprising 5 or more monofilaments, wherein the multifilament contains polyethylene having an intrinsic viscosity [?] of 5.0 dL/g or more and 40.0 dL/g or less and substantially including ethylene as a repeating unit, and wherein a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value in a ratio of a diffraction peak intensity of orthorhombic crystal (200) plane to a diffraction peak intensity of orthorhombic crystal (110) plane in a monofilament cross section is 0.22 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Fukushima, Masayuki Shirako, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20180350460
    Abstract: A first report input screen generation unit generates a first report input screen in which a first image interpreter inputs a result of image interpretation, and a second report input screen generation unit generates a second report input screen in which a second image interpreter inputs a result of image interpretation. A coordination processing unit causes input data input by the first image interpreter in the first report input screen to be reflected in an input area in the second report input screen. The first report input screen generation unit generates the first report input screen including a first comment input area in which the first image interpreter inputs a comment for the second image interpreter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru HISANO, Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180325356
    Abstract: A playback processing unit causes a display device to display an endoscopic image recorded in an endoscopic image recording unit. A display time setting unit sets a display time of endoscopic images displayed by the playback processing unit on the display device in the order of imaging. A display time measurement unit measures the display time of each endoscopic image. A time information storage unit stores information related to the display time measured by the display time measurement unit. An acknowledgment unit acknowledges a user operation input. The playback processing unit causes the display device to display the endoscopic image in accordance with the user operation input acknowledged by the acknowledgment unit. The time information storage unit stores information related to a cumulative display time of each endoscopic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isao TATESHITA, Kei KIKUCHI, Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180198887
    Abstract: Group chat communication can include receiving, using a processor, a first message in a group chat having members, wherein the first message is from a first member of the group chat and specifies a second member of the group chat, distributing, using the processor, the first message to the members of the group chat, and, in response to receiving the first message and using the processor, causing a group chat window of the second member to display a first callout. The group chat window of the second member is configured to display a plurality of chronologically ordered messages posted by the members of the group chat. The first callout identifies the first member and indicates a position of the first message within the plurality of chronologically ordered messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nishimura, Munehiko Sato
  • Publication number: 20180102189
    Abstract: An examination schedule management unit manages an examination schedule of a plurality of endoscopic examinations, including an examination room where an endoscopic examination is to be performed, information on scheduled examination start time, that on scheduled examination end time, and examination type information on an examination content of an endoscopic examination. A cleaning schedule management unit manages a cleaning schedule of a plurality of endoscopes, including a cleaning machine, information on scheduled cleaning start time, and that on scheduled cleaning end time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaharu HOSOI, Hirokazu NISHIMURA, Kohei YADA, Katsuyoshi ISHIBASHI, Toshiro BABA, Yasuyuki HORI, Hiromi AKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180086301
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an airbag-use non-coated woven fabric that achieves light in weight, compact in size, and low air permeability, and an airbag-use woven fabric having low air permeability, being flexible, and exhibiting good package ability without impairing mechanical strength of the woven fabric, and an airbag that uses the airbag-use woven fabric. The airbag-use woven fabric including a base fabric, wherein a yarn widening ratio of unwoven weaving yarn of fibers that constitute the base fabric is not less than 2.4 and not more than 3.5, or including single yarn fibers having a substantially triangular cross sectional shape and a modification degree of 1.3 to 2.2; having a tear strength of not less than 120 N; and having an air permeability under a pressure difference of 20 kPa of not more than 0.65 L/cm2/min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nishimura, Yusuke Kojyo, Ryuji Kamimura
  • Patent number: 9889816
    Abstract: A non-coated woven fabric for air bag according to the present invention comprises a synthetic fiber containing 90% by weight or more of Nylon 66, characterized in that crimping rate of warp of the fabric is 10.0 to 13.0% while crimping rate of woof of the fabric is 6.0% or less, relative viscosity of Nylon 66 constituting the synthetic fiber in sulfuric acid is 3.15 to 3.7, the synthetic fiber contains 40 ppm to 200 ppm of phosphorus component and, when dynamic air permeability of the fabric is measured at a maximum pressure of 80±5 kPa based on ASTM D 6476 under the environment of 20° C.×65% RH, biaxial elongation strain hysteresis of the fabric during a transition from increased pressure to reduced pressure at 50 kPa is 0.69% to 1.0%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nishimura, Toshio Owari, Shingo Sogabe, Miho Yamamoto, Yusuke Kojyo, Yoshihiro Matsui, Kenichi Funaki
  • Publication number: 20170270259
    Abstract: An examination schedule management unit manages an examination schedule of a plurality of endoscopic examinations, including an examination room, information on scheduled examination start time, that on scheduled examination end time, and examination type information on examination contents. A cleaning schedule management unit manages a cleaning schedule of a plurality of endoscopes, including a cleaning machine, information on scheduled cleaning start time, and that on scheduled cleaning end time. An endoscope assignment unit assigns an endoscope to an endoscopic examination. A cleaning machine assignment unit assigns a cleaning machine for cleaning an endoscope assigned to the endoscopic examination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaharu HOSOI, Hirokazu NISHIMURA, Yasushi OKOSHI, Kohei YADA, Katsuyoshi ISHIBASHI, Toshiro BABA