Hiroki 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).
Abstract: A cooking apparatus includes a display unit and a display control unit configured to control the display unit. The display control unit controls the display unit to display an advertisement at a time when a user is likely to view a display screen of the display unit.
Abstract: A connector includes: a casing that has a housing space, a through hole communicating the housing space with an external space, and an electric wire insertion hole, and that holds a connection terminal connected to a counterpart device; a wiring material that has a distal end part inserted into the housing space via the electric wire insertion hole and a conductor part exposed from a covering at the distal end part, the exposed conductor part being curved at a curved part and connected to the connection terminal; and a conductive voltage detection terminal that has a connection part connected to the exposed conductor part at a position closer to the covering than a curved part and a voltage detection part facing the through hole, and that is provided by branching from a conduction path between the connection terminal and the conductor part.
Abstract: Provided are a friction stir welding apparatus and a friction stir welding method that achieve highly accurate and highly reliable joining while minimizing an effect of bending of a pressing force receiving portion (carrying table) as a result of a press by a joining tool unit. The friction stir welding apparatus joins joining target members by friction stir welding. The friction stir welding apparatus is characterized by including: an apparatus main body; a control device that controls an operation of the friction stir welding apparatus; a C-shaped frame connected to the apparatus main body via a first vertical movement drive mechanism unit; a holder unit connected to one end of the C-shaped frame via a second vertical movement drive mechanism unit; and a joining tool held by the holder unit.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method includes receiving biometric information about a living body of a user wearing an eyeglasses-type wearable terminal and working in a predetermined range, from the eyeglasses-type wearable terminal, and estimating that the user is concentrating, based on the received biometric information.
Abstract: In an optical scanning device, an outer wall closest to a circumscribed circle of a rotating polygon mirror has a space in a position facing to a position of a reflection surface of the rotating polygon mirror in an axial direction of a rotating shaft. A part of a cover is provided in a position farther from the circumscribed circle than the outer wall so as to close the space, when the optical scanning device is viewed in a direction perpendicular to the axial direction of the rotating shaft.
Abstract: Provided is an adhesive as follows. The adhesive can bond/secure an adherend to a support with maintaining high adhesiveness during the existence of the need for securing of the adherend to the support, even in a high-temperature environment or in an environment with abrupt temperature change. The adhesive enables debonding of the adherend from the support without breakage of the adherend when the securing becomes unnecessary. The adhesive can be easily removed when remained on the adherend after debonding. The adhesive according to the present invention contains (A) a multivalent vinyl ether compound, (B) a compound including two or more of a constitutional unit represented by Formula (b), and (C) a thermoplastic resin. In the formula, X is selected from hydroxy and carboxy.
Abstract: An eyeglasses-type wearable device of an embodiment can handle various data inputs. The device includes right and left eye frames corresponding to positions of right and left eyes and nose pads corresponding to a position of a nose. Eye motion detection electrodes (sightline detection sensor electrodes) are provided with the nose pads to detect the eye motion of a user. Transmitter/receiver electrodes (capacitance sensor electrodes) of a gesture detector are provided with a part of the right and left eye frames to detect a gesture of the user. Various data inputs are achieved by a combination of input A corresponding to a gesture of the user detected by the gesture detector and input B corresponding to the eye motion of the user detected by the eye motion detector.
Abstract: A motor device includes a motor case, an inverter case, a motor, an inverter, and a terminal block. The inverter case is attached to the motor case. The motor is disposed in the motor case. The inverter is disposed in the inverter case. The terminal block is disposed in the inverter case and has a terminal block channel. The terminal block is coupled to an energizing member that extends from the motor. The terminal block channel is configured to guide a coolant.
August 18, 2020
March 4, 2021
Hiroki MORIKA, Yutaka IINO, Yasufumi TANAKA, Hayata MIMATSU
Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a capacitor device or a manufacturing process flow for creating a capacitor that includes nanoislands within a package. The capacitor a first conductive plate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side and a second conductive plate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side where the first side of the first conductive plate faces the first side of the second conductive plate. A first plurality of nanoislands is distributed on the first side of the first conductive plate and a second plurality of nanoislands is distributed on the first side of the second conductive plate, where the first conductive plate, the second conductive plate, and the first and second pluralities of nanoislands form a capacitor. The nanoislands may be applied to the conductive plates using a sputtering technique.
September 4, 2019
March 4, 2021
Srinivas PIETAMBARAM, Brandon C. MARIN, Jeremy ECTON, Hiroki TANAKA, Frank TRUONG
Abstract: A bearing structure includes: a shaft provided with a turbine impeller; a pair of rolling bearings accommodated in a bearing hole and each including: an inner ring provided to the shaft; and an outer ring having a damper portion formed on an outer periphery of the outer ring; an opposing surface opposed to, from a turbine impeller side, a lateral surface of the outer ring of the rolling bearing provided on the turbine impeller side; and a first oil supply groove formed in the opposing surface and opposed to at least the damper portion and the lateral surface of the outer ring.
Abstract: To provide a method for recycling a solar cell module glass, which enables development of other novel applications of a waste glass of a solar cell module while controlling an elution amount of Sb from the waste glass into water. Disclosed is a method for recycling a solar cell module glass, the method comprising: grinding a solar cell module glass into a glass powder; adding at least one foaming agent selected from SiC, CaCO3 and a seashell, and a particular inhibitor to the glass powder to produce a mixture; and heating the mixture to 700 to 1,100° C. to produce a foam glass.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to find a novel pharmaceutical that has an excellent tryptophanase inhibitory effect, and suppresses worsening of renal function to preserve the kidney by reducing production of indoxyl sulfate in the blood. Provided is a pharmaceutical composition containing, as an active ingredient, a compound represented by formula (I) or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof. In the formula (I), R1 and R2 are the same or different, and represent a C1-C6 alkyl group, a halogeno C1-C6 alkyl group or a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group; n represents 0, 1 or 2; each X represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group, a halogen atom or the like; and Y represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 alkoxy group, a C3-C6 cycloalkoxy group or a halogeno C1-C6 alkoxy group.
Abstract: Provided is a bearing structure, including: a damper groove formed in at least one of an outer peripheral surface of an outer ring of a rolling bearing or an inner peripheral surface of a bearing hole so as to extend in a circumferential direction of a shaft; and a second oil drain hole having one end communicating with the damper groove, and another end opened to an outside of a cylindrical portion.
Abstract: An electro-optic waveguide device may include a slot waveguide including a lower high-refractive-index layer with a first refractive index and an upper high-refractive-index layer with a second refractive index, wherein the lower high-refractive-index layer and the upper high-refractive-index layer have conductivity and are disposed to face each other with a gap; and a slot part formed as a low-refractive-index layer, wherein the low-refractive-index layer is formed of a material producing an electro-optic effect and has a third refractive index lower than the first refractive index and the second refractive index, wherein the low-refractive-index layer is formed in the gap to come into contact with the lower high-refractive-index layer and the upper high-refractive-index layer, and wherein one of the lower high-refractive-index layer or the upper high-refractive-index layer includes a stretch stretching on both sides of a contact portion with the slot part in a width direction intersecting a transmission dir
Abstract: An air-fuel ratio (A/F) sensor control device includes: an impedance detector detecting an impedance of an A/F sensor; and a pump current controller performing a digital control on a supply of electric current to the A/F sensor. The pump current controller includes a PID calculator calculating an instruction current value according to a difference of two input values, i.e., the difference between a PID control target value and a detection value of an inter-terminal voltage of a Nernst cell; and a protection clamper limiting a supply of electric current to a pump cell based on the instruction current value and the impedance.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member; an optical scanning unit including a light source, an optical box, and a cover; and a fan. The fan is provided so that air from the fan directly impinges on the cover of the optical scanning unit. As seen in a direction perpendicular to a rotational axis of the rotatable polygonal mirror, a rib extending from a top plate of the cover toward an optical box side is provided at a portion of the cover in the neighborhood of a light beam emitting port of the optical scanning unit. The cover is provided with an extended portion extended from the rib in a light beam emitting direction.
Abstract: A rotary polygon mirror has no recess in a thickness region of one of the reflecting surfaces of the rotary polygon mirror in the direction of the rotation axis of the rotary polygon mirror and has a protruding portion protruding from the thickness region in a direction away from the thickness region.
Abstract: A package assembly includes a substrate and at least a first die having a first contact array and a second contact array. First and second via assemblies are respectively coupled with the first and second contact arrays. Each of the first and second via assemblies includes a base pad, a cap assembly, and a via therebetween. One or more of the cap assembly or the via includes an electromigration resistant material to isolate each of the base pad and the cap assembly. Each first cap assembly and via of the first via assemblies has a first assembly profile less than a second assembly profile of each second cap assembly and via of the second via assemblies. The first and second cap assemblies have a common applied thickness in an application configuration. The first and second cap assemblies have a thickness variation of ten microns or less in a reflowed configuration.
October 20, 2020
February 4, 2021
Srinivas V. PIETAMBARAM, Jung Kyu HAN, Ali LEHAF, Steve CHO, Thomas HEATON, Hiroki TANAKA, Kristof DARMAWIKARTA, Robert Alan MAY, Sri Ranga Sai BOYAPATI
Abstract: The invention provides a cationic lipid, a lipid membrane structure containing same, and use thereof. The cationic lipid is represented by the formula (1) wherein R1a, R1b, R2a, R2b, R3a, R3b, Xa, Xb, Ya, Yb, Za, and Zb are as defined in the specification.
March 25, 2019
January 28, 2021
NOF CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION CHIBA UNIVERSITY
Yuta NAKAI, Kota TANGE, Hiroki YOSHIOKA, Shinya TAMAGAWA, Hidetaka AKITA, Hiroki TANAKA, Nae TAKATA, Manami KONISHI, Tatsunari TAKAHASHI
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.