Hiroshi 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).
Abstract: In an embodiment, a slide component includes one slide part 5 provided, on a low-pressure side of a sealing face thereof, with a negative pressure generation mechanism 10 including a negative pressure generation groove 10. The negative pressure generation groove 10a communicates with a high-pressure fluid side and is separated from a low-pressure fluid side by a land portion R. Another slide part 1 is provided, in a sealing face thereof, with at least one interference groove 15 communicating with the high-pressure fluid side for producing pressure variations in a fluid in the negative pressure generation groove 10a. The at least one interference groove 15 has an end 15a on an inside-diameter side extending to a position to radially overlap the negative pressure generation groove 10a.
Abstract: A wire harness that is capable of protecting a wire even if a pipe is damaged includes: a wire disposed in a pipe; and a protective material surrounding and protecting a predefined portion of the wire, the predefined portion being disposed within the pipe. This configuration places the protective material on a portion that is likely to be damaged in the event of, for instance, a collision of a vehicle, thereby capable of protecting the wire even if the pipe is damaged. This configuration is also capable of avoiding the diameter of the pipe being increased for the process of passing the wire through the pipe, because the wire in this configuration is passed through the pipe with greater ease than a wire surrounded by a protective material along its entire length of the wire.
August 30, 2017
October 10, 2019
SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
Masahiro HAGI, Hiroshi INOUE, Satoshi SASAKI, Koki SHIGA
Abstract: An output-torque estimation unit obtains a value of a current input to a motor, from a power converter, and calculates an estimated output torque value which is an estimated value of output torque of the motor, from the obtained value of the current. A load estimation unit estimates a load value of a hanging cargo based on the estimated output torque value which is calculated by the output-torque estimation unit, a speed reduction ratio of a speed reducer, an effective radius of a winch drum, and the winding number which is set by the number setting unit.
Abstract: Provided are an on-board update system, an on-board update apparatus, an on-board device, and an update method, updates the on-board device without limiting the use of the vehicle for the convenience of the user. An on-board update system for updating a program or data stored in a storage unit of an on-board device transmits an update program or data stored in an update storage unit to the on-board device, and interrupts the transmission of the update program or data to the on-board device depending on the circumstances around a vehicle. The on-board device includes, in its storage unit, a first storage region in which a pre-update program or data is stored and a second storage region configured to store an update program or data. The on-board device restores the execution of the pre-update program or data if the transmission of the update program or data is interrupted.
Abstract: The disclosure provides a method of predicting the responsiveness of a wet AMD patient to anti-VEGF therapy comprising (1) determining the level of at least one marker protein selected from the group consisting of TGF-beta, BMP9, angiopoietin-1, and angiopoietin-2 in a blood, plasma or serum sample obtained from the patient, and (2) predicting the responsiveness of the patient to the anti-VEGF therapy with reference to the level determined in step (1), as well as a diagnostic agent for use in the method.
Abstract: A three-dimension forming support material includes a photocurable compound that contains an urethane (meth)acrylate and a non-photocurable polymer having a hydroxyl value of 60 mgKOH/g to 300 mgKOH/g.
July 23, 2015
Date of Patent:
September 24, 2019
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
Takashi Morikawa, Takashi Oyanagi, Hiroshi Inoue, Jun Kawahara
Abstract: A secondary battery including an electrode body that includes a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate, an outer body that houses the electrode body, a metal sealing plate that seals an opening of the outer body, a positive electrode collector electrically connected to the positive electrode plate and the sealing plate, a negative electrode external terminal connected to the negative electrode plate through a negative electrode collector. In the secondary battery, a first projection and a second projection are formed on a surface of the sealing plate on a battery inner side, the positive electrode collector includes a first opening and a cut-out, the first projection is disposed in the first opening, the first projection and an edge portion of the first opening is welded and connected to each other, and the second projection is disposed in the cut-out.
Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a conveyance path, a liquid discharge head, an ejection tray, and a drying device. A medium is conveyed in the conveyance path. The liquid discharge head discharges liquid onto the medium conveyed in the conveyance path. The medium is ejected to the ejection tray. The drying device dries the medium. The conveyance path includes a first bending portion to bend the medium, with a liquid-applied surface of the medium facing inward. The ejection tray includes a second bending portion to bend the medium, with the liquid-applied surface of the medium facing inward. A curvature of the medium bent by the first bending portion is greater than a curvature of the medium bent by the second bending portion. The drying device dries the medium conveyed in the first bending portion.
Abstract: An ink set comprises black ink having a static surface tension A and yellow ink having a static surface tension B, wherein the static surface tension A is 28.7 mN/m or more and greater than the static surface tension B, wherein the ink set is used in an image forming device including an inkjet head including a nozzle plate including a first nozzle array and a second nozzle array disposed adjacent to the first nozzle array, the first nozzle array including multiple first nozzles configured to discharge the black ink and a second nozzle array including multiple second nozzles configured to discharge the yellow ink wherein each nozzle of the multiple first nozzles and the multiple second nozzles has a cylindrical portion having a length of 25 ?m or longer along an axial direction with an opening on an ink discharging side of the nozzle plate.
Abstract: An ink set comprises black ink having a static surface tension A and yellow ink having a static surface tension B, wherein the static surface tension A is by 0.6 mN/m or more greater than the static surface tension B, wherein the ink set is used in an image forming device including an inkjet head including a nozzle plate including a first nozzle array and a second nozzle array disposed adjacent to the first nozzle array, the first nozzle array including multiple first nozzles configured to discharge the black ink and a second nozzle array including multiple second nozzles configured to discharge the yellow ink, wherein each nozzle of the multiple first nozzles and the multiple second nozzles has a cylindrical portion having a length of 25 ?m or longer along an axial direction with an opening on an ink discharging side of the nozzle plate.
Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a conveyance path, a liquid discharge head, and a drying device. A medium is to be conveyed on the conveyance path. The liquid discharge head discharges liquid onto the medium conveyed on the conveyance path. The conveyance path includes a switchback path and an ejection path. The switchback path switches back a conveyance direction of the medium onto which the liquid has been discharged. The ejection path conveys the medium onto which the liquid has been discharged to an ejection port. The drying device dries the medium both on the switchback path and on the ejection path.
Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first nitride semiconductor layer formed over a substrate, a second nitride semiconductor layer formed over the first nitride semiconductor layer and having a band gap wider than a band gap of the first nitride semiconductor layer, a trench penetrating through the second nitride semiconductor layer and reaching an inside of the first nitride semiconductor layer, a gate electrode placed in the trench over a gate insulating film, and a first electrode and a second electrode formed over the second nitride semiconductor layer on both sides of the gate electrode, respectively.
Abstract: In an elevator car position detection device, a magnetic field generator generates an eddy current magnetic field on an identification member, and a magnetic field detector detects the eddy current magnetic field generated on the identification member. The identification member includes a plurality of conductors which are continuously arranged along an ascending and descending direction of a car, and are relatively different in a plate thickness with respect to a skin depth of an eddy current generated by the magnetic field generator on the identification member. A shape of at least a part of a boundary between the adjacent conductors is a straight line or a curve tilted with respect to a direction orthogonal to the ascending and descending direction of the car.
Abstract: For providing a tactile sensation regardless of an input position of a user when receiving a pressure at which the tactile sensation is to be provided, The tactile sensation providing apparatus includes: a load detection unit configured to detect a different pressure load depending on a pushed position even when an object presses by a uniform pressure a touch face of a touch sensor to detect a touch input; a tactile sensation providing unit which provides the tactile sensation to the object pressing the touch face of the touch sensor; and a control unit which controls according to the pushed position on the touch face such that the tactile sensation providing unit provides the tactile sensation to the pressing object when the pressing object, applying the uniform pressure, presses any position on the touch face for providing the tactile sensation.
August 23, 2010
Date of Patent:
August 20, 2019
Hiroshi Inoue, Kenji Kono, Tomotake Aono, Jun Takeda
Abstract: An optical waveguide circuit includes a polarization beam splitter connecting to a first input optical waveguide; an optical interference element receiving one of orthogonally polarization-split lights of a first light from the polarization beam splitter, and one of orthogonally-polarized lights from a second light input to a second input optical waveguide, the optical interference element causing interference therebetween; a first connection optical waveguide connecting the polarization beam splitter and the optical interference element; and a second connection optical waveguide connecting the second input optical waveguide and the optical interference element. The first and the second input optical waveguides have a straight-line shape or an S-shape including a first bending portion and a second bending portion to cancel the polarization-rotation of light taking place in the first bending portion.
Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods of temperature referencing for melt curve data collection. More specifically, the present invention relates to systems and methods for collecting DNA melt curve data for a DNA sample and a temperature reference material.
Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for the real time processing of nucleic acid during polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and thermal melt applications. According to an aspect of the invention, a system for the rapid serial processing of multiple nucleic acid assays is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes, but is not limited to: a microfluidic cartridge having microfluidic (flow-through) channels, a fluorescence imaging system, a temperature measurement and control system; a pressure measurement and control system for applying variable pneumatic pressures to the microfluidic cartridge; a storage device for holding multiple reagents (e.g., a well-plate); a liquid handling system comprising at least one robotic pipettor for aspirating, mixing, and dispensing reagent mixtures to the microfluidic cartridge; systems for data storage, processing, and output; and a system controller to coordinate the various devices and functions.
August 24, 2015
Date of Patent:
July 30, 2019
Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
Ivor T. Knight, Kenton C. Hasson, Johnathan S. Coursey, Hongye Liang, Sami Kanderian, Gregory H. Owen, Weidong Cao, Ying-Xin Wang, Scott Corey, Ben Lane, Conrad Laskowski, Alex Flamm, Brian Murphy, Eric Schneider, Takayoshi Hanagata, Hiroshi Inoue, Shulin Zeng, Brian Bean, Franklin Regan
Abstract: A method, computer program product, and apparatus for optimizing memory fences based on workload are provided. The method includes determining whether to execute a target program on a single hardware thread or a plurality of hardware threads. The method also includes assigning one of a light-weight memory fence and a heavy-weight memory fence as a memory fence in the target program based on whether to execute the target program on the single hardware thread or the plurality of hardware threads. The method further includes assigning the light-weight memory fence in response to determining to execute the target program on the single hardware thread, and the heavy-weight memory fence is assigned in response to determining to execute the target program on the plurality of hardware threads.
Abstract: A grease composition includes a base oil, a thickener, and an additive. The base oil contains a synthetic oil. The thickener contains a compound having a urea group. The additive contains a phosphoric compound, a calcium-based compound, and a hydrocarbon-based wax. A hub unit includes the grease composition enclosed therein.
Abstract: A shield conductive path includes a shielded wire (10). An outer conductor shell (20) has a tubular shell body (21), a shell-side fixing portion (26) and a coupling (23) extending therebetween. The shell-side fixing portion (26) is fixed to a front part (13F) of a braided wire (13). An inner conductor terminal (40) has a terminal body (41) at a front part and a terminal-side fixing portion (42) in a rear part. The terminal body (41) is accommodated in the shell body (21). The terminal-side fixing portion (42) is fixed to a front part (11F) of a core (11) in the coupling (23), and a shield cover (50) surrounds an inner conductor connecting portion (45) composed of the front part (11F) of the core (11) and the terminal-side fixing portion (42) in a non-contact manner.