Patents by Inventor Hiromi Suzuki

Hiromi Suzuki 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: 20110228403
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical element includes a first optical sheet having a first major surface. The first optical sheet includes a first Fresnel lens provided in the first major surface. An optical axis of the first Fresnel lens at the first major surface is disposed at a position different from a position of a center of an outline of the first major surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Lisa MASUDA, Shigeru Shimakawa, Naotada Okada, Kazuo Horiuchi, Haruhiko Okumura, Takashi Sasaki, Hiromi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20110198183
    Abstract: A clutch release mechanism includes a fixed cam plate having a cylindrical boss portion, and a movable cam plate supported on the cylindrical boss portion through a cylindrical projecting portion thereof. A ball unit is retained on the cylindrical boss portion by a retainer, and a release member disengages a clutch by transmitting a thrust force, generated by relative turning between the fixed and movable cam plates which hold the ball unit therebetween, to a pressure-applying plate. A pressing member is pressed by the movable cam plate to transmit the thrust force to the release member. The cylindrical projecting portion of the movable cam plate projects toward the pressing member, and is fitted a the hollow portion thereof with a gap therebetween. The movable cam plate presses the pressing member so as to be relatively shiftable on a flat surface perpendicular to a pressing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu KANAI, Kenji MATSUO, Hiromi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 7931120
    Abstract: An exhaust device for a vehicle, such as a scooter type motorcycle, comprises an exhaust pipe and a muffler. A first end portion of the exhaust pipe is connectable to an engine of the vehicle. The muffler includes an outer wall defining an internal space of the muffler. A second end portion of the exhaust pipe is located within the internal space of the muffler. A secondary air induction pipe supplies air to the exhaust pipe and is connected to a portion of the exhaust pipe that is within the internal space of the muffler. The secondary air induction pipe extends to the outside of the muffler via a through hole that has an edge, at least a portion of which is defined by each of a first member and a second member of the muffler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidehiro Nishimura, Hiromi Suzuki, Manabu Shimoishi
  • Publication number: 20100267831
    Abstract: The present invention provides an amino acid-containing composition for preventing or remedying a decrease in skeletal muscle mass of aged people, comprising L-leucine at a molar composition ratio of 35% or more with respect to total of essential amino acids. According to the invention, the protein anabolism of skeletal muscle can be promoted to prevent or remedy a decrease of the skeletal muscle mass of aged people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Hisamine Kobayashi, Hiromi Suzuki, Robert R. Wolfe, Christos S. Katsanos
  • Patent number: 7810610
    Abstract: A muffler for a vehicle, such as a scooter type motorcycle, comprises an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member. An inner surface of the outer tubular member faces an outer surface of the inner tubular member. A ring shaped or annular member is positioned between the outer surface of the inner tubular member and the inner surface of the outer tubular member. The annular member has a substantially hollow cross section and is elastically deformable in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the inner tubular member and the outer tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidehiro Nishimura, Hiromi Suzuki, Manabu Shimoishi
  • Publication number: 20100248369
    Abstract: A renal function-ameliorating agent and a serum creatinine-lowering agent, each comprising as an active ingredient a culture of a bacterium belonging to the genus Bacillus, are disclosed. The bacterium belonging to the genus Bacillus is preferably Bacillus subtilis, and more preferably Bacillus subtilis C-3102 (FERM BP-1096). The renal function-ameliorating agent and the serum creatinine-lowering agent are useful for treating and preventing diseases such as arteriosclerosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: CALPIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromi Suzuki, Shigeru Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20100183576
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical agents and food products which have no side effects, are easy to ingest continuously, and have a serum triglyceride-lowering effect are provided. A lipid metabolism-ameliorating agent and a serum triglyceride-lowering agent, each comprising as an active ingredient a culture of a bacterium belonging to the genus Bacillus, are disclosed. The bacterium belonging to the genus Bacillus is preferably Bacillus subtilis, and more preferably Bacillus subtilis C-3102 (FERN BP-1096). The lipid metabolism-ameliorating agent and the serum triglyceride-lowering agent are useful for treating and preventing diseases such as arteriosclerosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: CALPIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromi Suzuki, Shigeru Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20100111838
    Abstract: Brain-localizing polypeptides carrying a reactive group for linking to a molecule that does not have brain-localizing activity were successfully produced by introducing at least two lysine residues into cyclized polypeptides having a brain-localizing motif sequence. These polypeptides have improved metabolic stability compared to conventional brain-localizing polypeptides, and can efficiently translocate desired molecules into the brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicants: Proteus Sciences Co., Ltd, National Institute of Radiological Sciences
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakajo, Hirotaka Hara, Kazumasa Yamamoto, Hiromi Suzuki, Makoto Sawada, Tetsuya Suhara, Makoto Higuchi, Terushi Haradahira, Hin Ki
  • Patent number: 7568751
    Abstract: An incident intensity L is categorized into a low illuminance range A1 for immediately moving a sun visor body toward a retracted position, a high illuminance range A2 for immediately moving the sun visor body in a target direction set based on an incident angle, and an intermediate illuminance range A3 set between the two regions A1 and A2. When the incident intensity is in the region A3 and after the target position is continuously set closer to the retracted position or the projected position than the present position for a predetermined time, the sun visor body moves toward the target position. That is, there is a range between an illuminance threshold L1 for immediately moving the sun visor body toward the retracted position and an illuminance threshold L2 for immediately moving the sun visor body in the target direction based on the incident angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: ASMO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Suzuki, Hiromi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7347479
    Abstract: Assume that the position of a sun visor main body is adjusted by an occupant when incident light having the incident angle ?1 has entered a vehicle passenger compartment. Then, a straight line L1 is obtained that passes through the distal end position S1 of the moved sun visor main body and is inclined by the same angle as the incident angle ?1. At this time, the intersection between a straight line Y1, which passes through an eye position P0 of a average sized person and extends along the vertical direction of a vehicle, and the straight line L1 is estimated as an eye position P1 of the occupant. Thereafter, a light blocking control is performed in accordance with the estimated eye position P1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Asmo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Suzuki, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7328931
    Abstract: A sun visor apparatus for vehicle including a wiper apparatus that wipes a wipe area defined on an outer surface of a windshield. A light receiving sensor is arranged in the vehicle compartment facing toward the wipe area. When the windshield is stained by mud or bird feces, this does not interfere with the incident light received by the light receiving sensor as long as the wiper apparatus wipes the outer surface of the windshield. Accordingly, the light receiving sensor outputs an incident light detection signal that accurately corresponds to the incident light. A light shield body is properly extended and retracted in accordance with the incident light detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: ASMO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideshi Sahara, Hiromi Suzuki, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20070269523
    Abstract: The present inventors intravenously administered laboratory animals with molecules in which peptides and colloidal metal particles had been bound, to discover that the molecules translocated to the brain, specifically into cerebral neurons. Since activity to translocate into cerebral neurons could not be observed when the metal colloids were not bound, this activity was suggested to be a property of the colloidal metal particles. Desired compounds can be translocated into cerebral neurons by binding them to the colloidal metal particles. Furthermore, by using as carriers conjugate molecules in which peptides having brain-localizing activity are bound to the colloidal metal particles of the present invention, desired compounds can be delivered into cerebral neurons by intravenous administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: TISSUE TARGETING JAPAN INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Sawada, Hiromi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20070261907
    Abstract: A muffler for a vehicle, such as a scooter type motorcycle, comprises an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member. An inner surface of the outer tubular member faces an outer surface of the inner tubular member. A ring shaped or annular member is positioned between the outer surface of the inner tubular member and the inner surface of the outer tubular member. The annular member has a substantially hollow cross section and is elastically deformable in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the inner tubular member and the outer tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidehiro Nishimura, Hiromi Suzuki, Manabu Shimoishi
  • Publication number: 20070256409
    Abstract: An exhaust device for a vehicle, such as a motorcycle or scooter, includes an exhaust pipe and a muffler. A first end portion of the exhaust pipe is connectable to an engine of the vehicle. A second end portion of the exhaust pipe is located within the muffler. A secondary air induction pipe supplies air to the exhaust pipe and is connected to a portion of the exhaust pipe located within the muffler. Furthermore, at least the portion of the exhaust pipe to which the secondary air induction pipe is connected is linear. A purification tube member for purifying exhaust gas forms a portion of the second end portion of the exhaust pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidehiro Nishimura, Hiromi Suzuki, Manabu Shimoishi
  • Publication number: 20070251761
    Abstract: An exhaust device for a vehicle, such as a scooter type motorcycle, comprises an exhaust pipe and a muffler. A first end portion of the exhaust pipe is connectable to an engine of the vehicle. The muffler includes an outer wall defining an internal space of the muffler. A second end portion of the exhaust pipe is located within the internal space of the muffler. A secondary air induction pipe supplies air to the exhaust pipe and is connected to a portion of the exhaust pipe that is within the internal space of the muffler. The secondary air induction pipe extends to the outside of the muffler via a through hole that has an edge, at least a portion of which is defined by each of a first member and a second member of the muffler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidehiro Nishimura, Hiromi Suzuki, Manabu Shimoishi
  • Publication number: 20070222252
    Abstract: An incident intensity L is categorized into a low illuminance range A1 for immediately moving a sun visor body toward a retracted position, a high illuminance range A2 for immediately moving the sun visor body in a target direction set based on an incident angle, and an intermediate illuminance range A3 set between the two regions A1 and A2. When the incident intensity is in the region A3 and after the target position is continuously set closer to the retracted position or the projected position than the present position for a predetermined time, the sun visor body moves toward the target position. That is, there is a range between an illuminance threshold L1 for immediately moving the sun visor body toward the retracted position and an illuminance threshold L2 for immediately moving the sun visor body in the target direction based on the incident angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Suzuki, Hiromi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20060279101
    Abstract: A sun visor apparatus for vehicle including a wiper apparatus that wipes a wipe area defined on an outer surface of a windshield. A light receiving sensor is arranged in the vehicle compartment facing toward the wipe area. When the windshield is stained by mud or bird feces, this does not interfere with the incident light received by the light receiving sensor as long as the wiper apparatus wipes the outer surface of the windshield. Accordingly, the light receiving sensor outputs an incident light detection signal that accurately corresponds to the incident light. A light shield body is properly extended and retracted in accordance with the incident light detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Hideshi Sahara, Hiromi Suzuki, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20060214463
    Abstract: A pair of drive gears rotated by a drive motor is meshed with meshing surfaces of a pair of slide guides of a light shield body. A plurality of rotation rollers rotate on roll surfaces of the slide guides and hold the pair of slide guides in a thicknesswise direction of the light shield body. The drive gears have contact portions that come into contact with side surfaces of the slide guides that are arranged to face each other or face opposite directions. Accordingly, a vehicle sun visor apparatus may be reduced in size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: ASMO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideshi Sahara, Hiromi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7108307
    Abstract: A pair of drive gears rotated by a drive motor is meshed with meshing surfaces of a pair of slide guides of a light shield body. A plurality of rotation rollers rotate on roll surfaces of the slide guides and hold the pair of slide guides in a thicknesswise direction of the light shield body. The drive gears have contact portions that come into contact with side surfaces of the slide guides that are arranged to face each other or face opposite directions. Accordingly, a vehicle sun visor apparatus may be reduced in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: ASMO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideshi Sahara, Hiromi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6988576
    Abstract: A running gear of a saddle-riding-type vehicle includes a running gear unit with an engine which is pivotally supported to a vehicle body to freely swing, an exhaust pipe extending towards a rear portion of the engine and a support unit for making the running gear unit support a midway section of the exhaust pipe in a longitudinal direction. The support unit includes a first bracket provided on the running gear unit, a second bracket provided on the midway section of the exhaust pipe and a pair of engaging members vertically arranged for engaging a rear end part of the first bracket and a front end part of the second bracket with each other in any relative position in a fore-and-aft direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiromi Suzuki