Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kimura

Hiroshi Kimura 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: 20200301318
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: an image carrier that carries a toner image; a cleaner that contacts a surface of the image carrier and removes a toner, the cleaner being located at a first position during stop of rotation of the image carrier and located at a second position during rotation of the image carrier; a moving mechanism that moves the cleaner between the first position and the second position by moving the cleaner in a direction parallel to a rotation shaft of the image carrier while maintaining a contact state between the cleaner and the image carrier; and a hardware processor, in which the hardware processor starts to move the cleaner from the first position to the second position with the moving mechanism during stop of the rotation of the image carrier, and the hardware processor starts to rotate the image carrier during movement of the cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiki NAKANE, Kei OKAMURA, Hiroshi MORIMOTO, Natsuko MINEGISHI, Takenobu KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10773706
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a four-wheel drive vehicle includes a tire friction circle calculator that calculates the size of a tire friction circle of each wheel on the basis of vehicle information including a tire vertical load, a resultant force calculator that calculates the magnitude of a resultant force of tire lateral and longitudinal forces for each wheel, a tire-friction-force usage rate calculator that calculates a tire-friction-force usage rate of each wheel that is the ratio of the magnitude of the resultant force to the size of the tire friction circle, and a driving-braking force adjustment controller that adjusts driving force or braking force applied to each wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nozu, Hiroshi Yoshimoto, Shuuji Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200268828
    Abstract: A peptide having an effect of suppressing hepatic lipogenesis, where a peptide is one or two or more peptides selected from 11 dipeptides (Ala-Gly, His-Asn, His-Ser, His-Thr, His-Trp, Val-Met, Trp-Glu, Trp-Lys, Tyr-Lys, Tyr-Ser and Tyr-Tyr) and 25 tripeptides (Val-Ile-Leu, Gly-Ser-Leu, Val-Leu-Gln, His-Ala-Gln, Arg-Ala-Val, Lys-Leu-Gly, Ile-Val-Ile, Lys-Pro-Ile, Leu-Val-Ile, Leu-Arg-Asp, Gln-Glu-Glu, Ser-Gly-Glu, Arg-Trp-Phe, Asp-Phe-Phe, Asp-Val-Phe, Pro-Phe-Tyr, Phe-Ile-Arg, Asn-Gly-Arg, Ile-Ile-Pro, Ile-Asp-Arg, Ile-His-Arg, Ile-Asp-Arg, Asn-Arg-Val, Ser-Ser-Val and Val-Phe-Val), is provided. The peptide may be used to a food composition for suppressing hepatic lipogenesis and an agent for suppressing hepatic lipogenesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI OIL HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi INOUE, Kumi KIMURA, Nobuhiko TACHIBANA
  • Patent number: 10757422
    Abstract: A video image encoding device, in a first mode, variable-length-encodes a residual coefficient to generate a coefficient code string, outputs the coefficient code string and the header information in a state in which the header information is associated with the coefficient code string, in a second mode, directly uses a differential image as a coefficient code string without variable-length-encoding the differential image, and outputs the coefficient code string and the header information in a state in which the header information is associated with the coefficient code string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ohgose, Kiyofumi Abe, Hiroshi Arakawa, Tatsuro Juri, Kazuhito Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200246759
    Abstract: The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a separation film mainly comprising a cellulose-based resin having high permeability. The present invention pertains to a separation film containing a cellulose ester, wherein the separation film is provided with a bicontinuous structure comprising voids and phases containing the cellulose ester, and the width of the voids is 1 to 200 nm inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Koichi TAKADA, Gohei YAMAMURA, Ryuichiro HIRANABE, Masayuki HANAKAWA, Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, Takaaki MIHARA, Masahiro KIMURA, Hiroki TOMIOKA
  • Patent number: 10735573
    Abstract: A contact management system includes a first communication terminal and a managing device. The first communication terminal stores first contacts and has a first application program installed therein. The managing device includes a storage device and a first processor. The storage device stores application information related to respective application programs installed in any of communication terminals included in a first terminal group. The first processor receives, from the first communication terminal, a first inquiry about first contact information to be provided to the first application program. The first processor acquires first application information related to the first application and second application information related to second application programs installed in respective second communication terminals included in the first terminal group. The second communication terminals correspond to the respective first contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takafumi Endo, Yasunori Suzumura, Hidetada Anan, Yasuhiro Yamazono, Takeshi Gomi, Hiroshi Iyobe, Kengo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200244952
    Abstract: A video decoding device, in the case where a video of the progressive format is inputted, processes a frame as a picture, in the case where a video of the interlace format is inputted, processes a field as a picture. A video decoding device performs display control corresponding to a format of the both video by analyzing display control information in display control information analyzer. The display control information includes sequence unit display control information which is commonly used in a display process of all pictures that belong to a sequence to be decoded and picture unit display control information which is individually used in a display process of a picture to be decoded. A second code string analyzer acquires each of the sequence unit display control information and the picture unit display control information from an extended information area in units of pictures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Kazuhito KIMURA, Hideyuki OHGOSE, Hiroshi ARAKAWA, Koji ARIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200233365
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a brush roller configured to contact an image bearer while rotating to remove toner adhering to an image bearer, a bias applying device configured to apply a bias to the brush roller, and control circuitry configured to causes the bias applying device to apply a first bias in a first period from when the brush roller is new to when a cumulative travel distance or a cumulative rotation time of the brush roller reaches a predetermined value, and to apply a second bias in a second period after the first period. The first bias sends a first current through the brush roller, and the second bias sends a second current through the brush roller. The absolute value of the first current is smaller than the absolute value of the second current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Kimura, Akira Fujimori, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Yutaka Takahashi, Hiroyuki Uenishi, Yusuke Ishizuka, Johji Yahagi
  • Patent number: 10697036
    Abstract: Steel material for composite pressure vessel liners that, when used as raw material for manufacturing a composite pressure vessel liner, yields a liner having sufficient strength and a high fatigue limit and enables the manufacture of an inexpensive composite pressure vessel is provided. Steel material for composite pressure vessel liners comprises: a chemical composition containing, in mass %, C: 0.10% to 0.60%, Si: 0.01% to 2.0%, Mn: 0.1% to 5.0%, P: 0.0005% to 0.060%, S: 0.0001% to 0.010%, N: 0.0001% to 0.010%, and Al: 0.01% to 0.06%, with a balance being Fe and incidental impurities; and a metallic microstructure in which a mean grain size of prior austenite grains is 20 ?m or less, and a total area ratio of martensite and lower bainite is 90% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shusaku Takagi, Akihide Nagao, Mitsuo Kimura, Hiroshi Okano
  • Publication number: 20200175915
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display apparatus includes a plurality of semiconductor layers, a first insulation film, a first conductive layer, a second insulation film and a display element includes a second conductive layer. The first conductive layer and the second conductive layer are opposed to each other to form a capacitance unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Japan display Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi OMATA, Hiroyuki Kimura, Makoto Shibusawa, Hiroshi Tabatake
  • Publication number: 20200162747
    Abstract: A video image decoding device receives, as the code string to be decoded, a first code string to be decoded including in formation based on an encoded residual coefficient and header information or a second code string to be decoded including a residual image obtained in encoding the code string to be decoded and header information. The video image decoding device, when the code string to be decoded that is received by the receiver is the first code string to be decoded, adds the residual decoded image and the predictive image to each other to generate and output a reconstructed image and, when the code string to be decoded received by the receiver is the second code string to be decoded, adds a residual image included in the second code string to be decoded and the predictive image to each other to generate and output a reconstructed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki OHGOSE, Kiyofumi ABE, Hiroshi ARAKAWA, Tatsuro JURI, Kazuhito KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200162748
    Abstract: A video image encoding device, in a first mode, variable-length-encodes a residual coefficient to generate a coefficient code string, outputs the coefficient code string and the header information in a state in which the header information is associated with the coefficient code string, in a second mode, directly uses a differential image as a coefficient code string without variable-length-encoding the differential image, and outputs the coefficient code string and the header information in a state in which the header information is associated with the coefficient code string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki OHGOSE, Kiyofumi ABE, Hiroshi ARAKAWA, Tatsuro JURI, Kazuhito KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10659775
    Abstract: A video decoding device, in the case where a video of the progressive format is inputted, processes a frame as a picture, in the case where a video of the interlace format is inputted, processes a field as a picture. A video decoding device performs display control corresponding to a format of the both video by analyzing display control information in display control information analyzer. The display control information includes sequence unit display control information which is commonly used in a display process of all pictures that belong to a sequence to be decoded and picture unit display control information which is individually used in a display process of a picture to be decoded. A second code string analyzer acquires each of the sequence unit display control information and the picture unit display control information from an extended information area in units of pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Kazuhito Kimura, Hideyuki Ohgose, Hiroshi Arakawa, Koji Arimura
  • Publication number: 20200138802
    Abstract: Methods of further reducing cardiovascular risk in subjects with coronary artery disease on moderate intensity statins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Yasushi Saito, Ryozo Nagai, Masunori Matsuzaki, Takeshi Kimura, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Hiroyuki Daida, Satoshi Iimuro, Hiroshi Iwata, Yukio Ozaki, Ichiro Sakuma, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Kiyoshi Hibi, Takafumi Hiro, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Seiji Hokimoto, Katsumi Miyauchi, Yasuo Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20200145622
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an information processing device that realizes more suitable ease of use. To accomplish the purpose, there is provided an information processing device provided with a video input unit for acquiring image data from an optical image, a signal receiver unit for acquiring a position computation signal, a communication unit for transmitting the image data, a first memory unit for storing position information pertaining to a place to which the image data is not transmitted, and a control unit for controlling the execution of image data transmission on the basis of the position information acquired from the position calculation signal and the position information stored in the first storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Motoyuki SUZUKI, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Shigetaka KIMURA, Shinji SHIBUYA
  • Patent number: 10644641
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device includes: a casing within which lubricating oil is received; a rotating electrical machine provided within the casing, and including a stator with a coil; a temperature sensor provided within the casing; and a control device that functions as: a coil temperature estimation device executing a first temperature estimation in which correlation with a detected temperature is relatively high, and a second temperature estimation in which the correlation is relatively low; a determination device determining whether or not positional relationship between the temperature sensor and oil level is in a permitted state that permits the first temperature estimation; and a limitation device limiting load factor of the rotating electrical machine based on a result of the first temperature estimation when being in the permitted state, and limiting the load factor based on a result of the second temperature estimation when not being in the permitted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumu Honda, Shigeru Kimura, Hiroshi Inano
  • Patent number: 10633512
    Abstract: It has conventionally been difficult to achieve a sheet adhesive which adheres in a low temperature (from 20 to 90° C.), and has both of softness and high adhering strength. The present invention realizes a sheet adhesive capable of adhering in a low temperature (from 20 to 90° C.) which exhibits a high adhesiveness in spite of being a soft sheet of thin film, by forming a simulated multiple layer by using an elastomer as a substrate layer, and by forming a reactive layer by means of spraying or application. A sheet adhesive including a substrate layer and a reactive layer, wherein the substrate layer includes a component (A) and a component (B) below, and the reactive layer is formed with a liquid agent including a component (C) below in an amount of from 0.01% by mass to 45% by mass, component (A): a urethane elastomer, component (B): an epoxy resin, component (C): an amine compound and/or phenol compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: THREE BOND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kimura, Yoshihide Arai
  • Publication number: 20200125026
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a cleaning member formed by an elastic body, and a member to be cleaned in which toner added with an external additive adheres to a surface, and the toner is to be cleaned by the cleaning member being in contact with the surface, wherein the cleaning member has a protrusion disposed on a cleaning surface extending from a contact part with the member to be cleaned, and facing a side where the toner is to be cleaned, of the member to be cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: YOSHIKI NAKANE, TAKENOBU KIMURA, KEI OKAMURA, HIROSHI MORIMOTO, NATSUKO MINEGISHI
  • Publication number: 20200108099
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a novel treatment agent for pulmonary fibrosis for which there is currently no effective drug therapy established. The present invention is a therapeutic agent for pulmonary fibrosis containing mesenchymal stem cells. The pulmonary fibrosis is preferably usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Also, the mesenchymal stem cells are preferably derived from adipose tissue or are allogeneic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicants: ROHTO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD., Public University Corporation Nara Medical University
    Inventors: Tetsuo Furuno, Toshihiro Ito, Hiroshi Kimura, Masanori Yoshikawa, Makiko Sawada
  • Patent number: RE48187
    Abstract: A grease composition for rolling bearing comprising a metal soap-based thickening agent containing a long fiber-like material having a major axis length of at least 3 ?m incorporated in a base oil comprising a lubricant having a polar group in its molecular structure and a non-polar lubricant blended in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: NSK LTD., KYODO YUSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yokouchi, Jun Kuraishi, Youichiro Sugimori, Yasunobu Fujita, Michiharu Naka, Atsushi Shibayama, Hiroshi Kimura