Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Tanimoto

Hiroshi Tanimoto 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).

  • Patent number: 10340090
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor includes: an anode body; a dielectric layer formed on the anode body; a first conductive polymer layer covering at least a part of the dielectric layer; a second conductive polymer layer covering at least a part of the first conductive polymer layer; and an intermediate layer formed between the first conductive polymer layer and second conductive polymer layer. The intermediate layer includes a cation agent containing a cationic group, and an anion agent containing a first anionic group and a second anionic group. The first anionic group is higher in electron-withdrawing property than the second anionic group. In the intermediate layer, a total of a number of the first anionic group and a number of the second anionic group is larger than a number of the cationic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youichirou Uka, Shintaro Tanimoto, Hiroshi Kojima
  • Publication number: 20190064701
    Abstract: A developer supplying device for supplying a developer to a subject to be supplied includes: a housing; and a stirring member rotatable around a rotational axis in the housing, wherein the stirring member includes: a main body that includes a flexible sheet, extends away from the rotational axis, and is in contact with an inner wall surface of the housing; and a cut part formed in the main body, and the cut part projects from the main body when the main body is bent along with rotation of the stirring member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi TANIMOTO, Yasuaki TOMODA, Youichi ITAGAKI
  • Patent number: 10114325
    Abstract: A sheet material feeding apparatus includes: a cassette configured to internally contain a sheet material; a push-up plate that is mounted on an inner bottom surface of the cassette and that is a plate on top surface of which the sheet material is mounted; a push-up plate displacement mechanism configured to include push-up plate biasing members and to change a posture of the push-up plate using a biasing force of one of the push-up plate biasing members; a width regulating member configured to be displaced in a width direction intersecting with a feeding direction and to regulate a position of the sheet material; and a biasing member selecting mechanism that includes a switching unit configured to switch application and release-application of the biasing force of one of the push-up plate biasing members to a posture change of the push-up plate, in interlocking with displacement of the width regulating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kuroda, Hiroshi Tanimoto, Yasuhiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20170315489
    Abstract: A sheet material feeding apparatus includes: a cassette configured to internally contain a sheet material; a push-up plate that is mounted on an inner bottom surface of the cassette and that is a plate on top surface of which the sheet material is mounted; a push-up plate displacement mechanism configured to include push-up plate biasing members and to change a posture of the push-up plate using a biasing force of one of the push-up plate biasing members; a width regulating member configured to be displaced in a width direction intersecting with a feeding direction and to regulate a position of the sheet material; and a biasing member selecting mechanism that includes a switching unit configured to switch application and release-application of the biasing force of one of the push-up plate biasing members to a posture change of the push-up plate, in interlocking with displacement of the width regulating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka KURODA, Hiroshi TANIMOTO, Yasuhiro SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 8576457
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus 4 includes an image reading portion 38 which is unmovably arranged at one side with respect to a document transportation path 30, a white reference member 43 for shading correction which is arranged at the other side with respect to the document transportation path 30, a cover member 50 which is capable of being opened and closed so as to expose or cover the document transportation path 30, and a driving unit 55 which changes a posture of the white reference member 43 between an operating posture at the time of the shading correction and a non-operating posture. The white reference member 43 is attached to the cover member 55. Further, the white reference member 43 and the driving unit 55 are related to each other such that the white reference member 43 is not made into the operating posture in conjunction with an opening operation of the cover member 55.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanimoto, Akiyoshi Johdai
  • Patent number: 8340555
    Abstract: A toner supply container has a container body and a conveyance member rotatably arranged inside the container body and which conveys toner toward a discharge opening of the container body when driven to rotate by external force. The conveyance member includes a cylindrical rotary body and a screw blade member wound around the cylindrical rotary body so that the screw blade member stands on an outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical rotary body. The inner surface of a bottom wall of the container body includes a cylindrically curved surface identical to a part of a circumferential surface of an imaginary cylinder whose axis is substantially the same as a rotation axis of the conveyance member. A curvature radius of the cylindrically curved surface is set so the conveyance member rotates in a state where an outer circumferential edge of the screw blade member substantially slides on the cylindrically curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya Naoi, Hiroshi Tanimoto, Yasuaki Tomoda
  • Publication number: 20120243059
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus having: a transparent plate having a first principal surface and a second principal surface; a carriage unit that carries a document such that the document passes through over the first principal surface; a reading unit that is opposed to the second principal surface and reads the document passing through a reading position on the first principal surface; a bump member that forms a bump on the first principal surface at a position more upstream than the reading position in a document carrying direction; and an adjustment unit for adjusting a distance in the carrying direction between the bump and the reading position for image reading of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi TANIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20110181922
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus 4 includes an image reading portion 38 which is unmovably arranged at one side with respect to a document transportation path 30, a white reference member 43 for shading correction which is arranged at the other side with respect to the document transportation path 30, a cover member 50 which is capable of being opened and closed so as to expose or cover the document transportation path 30, and a driving unit 55 which changes a posture of the white reference member 43 between an operating posture at the time of the shading correction and a non-operating posture. The white reference member 43 is attached to the cover member 55. Further, the white reference member 43 and the driving unit 55 are related to each other such that the white reference member 43 is not made into the operating posture in conjunction with an opening operation of the cover member 55.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi TANIMOTO, Akiyoshi Johdai
  • Publication number: 20100310278
    Abstract: A toner supply container that has: a container body that contains toner therein; and a conveyance member that is rotatably arranged inside the container body and conveys the toner toward a discharge opening of the container body when driven to rotate by external force, wherein the conveyance member includes (i) a cylindrical rotary body and (ii) a screw blade member that is wound around the cylindrical rotary body in such a manner that the screw blade member stands on an outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical rotary body, an inner surface of a bottom wall of the container body includes a cylindrically curved surface that is identical to a part of a circumferential surface of an imaginary cylinder whose axis is substantially the same as a rotation axis of the conveyance member, and a curvature radius of the cylindrically curved surface is set such that the conveyance member is driven to rotate in a state where an outer circumferential edge of the screw blade member substantially slides on the cylindr
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shinya Naoi, Hiroshi Tanimoto, Yasuaki Tomoda
  • Patent number: 7619473
    Abstract: A fully-differential amplifier able to operate at a low power supply voltage and provided with a common-mode signal suppression function is disclosed. This fully-differential amplifier is provided with a first fully-differential amplifier configured by a single-stage configuration inverting amplifier and canceling out the common-mode signal of the input side by a feedforward means and a second fully-differential amplifier configured by a single-stage configuration inverting amplifier and canceling out the common-mode signal of the output side by a feedback means, the output of the first fully-differential amplifier being connected to the input of the second fully-differential amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanimoto, Masayuki Katakura
  • Patent number: 7487655
    Abstract: A metal mold is disposed adjacent to the outer circumference of a base ring, and has a molding face in the inner circumference and a plurality of grooves for forming beads on the molding face along the circumferential direction. A coil for electromagnetic forming is disposed adjacent to the inner circumference of the base ring. When a momentary large current is applied to the coil in this arrangement, the diameter of the base ring is expanded by pressing the base ring toward the molding face of the metal mold such that the base ring is molded into a shape corresponding to the molding face by electromagnetic forming. Improvements such as a metal mold capable of degassing, a separable metal mold, roll-correcting after electromagnetic forming, application of momentary large current over several times, a metal mold with a cutting blade, use of a base ring with a large number of holes, and a metal mold with positioning means are then added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd
    Inventors: Yoshihaya Imamura, Noritaka Eguchi, Takeo Sakurai, Hiroshi Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20080143439
    Abstract: A fully-differential amplifier able to operate at a low power supply voltage and provided with a common-mode signal suppression function is disclosed. This fully-differential amplifier is provided with a first fully-differential amplifier configured by a single-stage configuration inverting amplifier and canceling out the common-mode signal of the input side by a feedforward means and a second fully-differential amplifier configured by a single-stage configuration inverting amplifier and canceling out the common-mode signal of the output side by a feedback means, the output of the first fully-differential amplifier being connected to the input of the second fully-differential amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY ACADEMIC RESEARCH CENTER
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanimoto, Masayuki Katakura
  • Patent number: 7095806
    Abstract: An orthogonal demodulating section converts the frequency of received signals to the lower range after rejecting an image band thereof by an RE filter. An image rejecting section rejects the image band of the orthogonally converted output. It allows enough of an image rejecting degree to be obtained. An A/D converter section converts the whole range into a digital signal and an orthogonal demodulating section demodulates a desirable channel by means of digital processing. Then, a channel selecting section selects and outputs the desirable channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsurumi, Hiroshi Yoshida, Shoji Otaka, Hiroshi Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20060107715
    Abstract: A metal mold is disposed adjacent to the outer circumference of a base ring, and has a molding face in the inner circumference and a plurality of grooves for forming beads on the molding face along the circumferential direction. A coil for electromagnetic forming is disposed adjacent to the inner circumference of the base ring. When a momentary large current is applied to the coil in this arrangement, the diameter of the base ring is expanded by pressing the base ring toward the molding face of the metal mold such that the base ring is molded into a shape corresponding to the molding face by electromagnetic forming. Improvements such as a metal mold capable of degassing, a separable metal mold, roll-correcting after electromagnetic forming, application of momentary large current over several times, a metal mold with a cutting blade, use of a base ring with a large number of holes, and a metal mold with positioning means are then added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho
    Inventors: Yoshihaya Imamura, Noritaka Eguchi, Takeo Sakurai, Hiroshi Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20050106550
    Abstract: An age assessment apparatus capable of assessing a substantial age of an examinee from various active degrees is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Applicant: Feel Fine Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Hayashi, Norie Tanahashi, Masahiro Terabe, Takashi Kondou, Hiroshi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 6817474
    Abstract: A magnetic metal removing device for color sorting apparatus includes a hollow feeding roll. Within a hollow portion of the feeding roll, a magnet is arranged such that it closely opposes to a part of an inner surface of the hollow feeding roll to form a magnetic force active surface on the corresponding outer surface of the feeding roll. Magnetic metal mixed in raw granular objects is attracted on the magnetic force active surface. The magnetic forced active surface changes to a magnetic force inactive surface as the feeding roll rotates. The magnetic metal caught on the feeding roll is released from the magnetic forced inactive surface and colleted by a collecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Norimasa Ikeda, Hiroshi Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20040170376
    Abstract: An orthogonal demodulating section converts the frequency of received signals to the lower range in batch after rejecting an image band thereof by an RF filter. An image rejecting section rejects the image band of the orthogonally converted output. It allows an enough image rejecting degree to be obtained. An A/D converter section converts the whole range into a digital signal and an orthogonal demodulating section demodulates a desirable channel by means of digital processing. Then, a channel selecting section selects and outputs the desirable channel. It then allows wide-bands to be received in batch, flexible processing to be achieved by the digital processing and an enough image rejecting degree to be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsurumi, Hiroshi Yoshida, Shoji Otaka, Hiroshi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 6714604
    Abstract: An orthogonal demodulating section converts the frequency of received signals to the lower range in batch after rejecting an image band thereof by an RF filter. An image rejecting section rejects the image band of the orthogonally converted output. It allows an enough image rejecting degree to be obtained. An A/D converter section converts the whole range into a digital signal and an orthogonal demodulating section demodulates a desirable channel by means of digital processing. Then, a channel selecting section selects and outputs the desirable channel. It then allows wide-bands to be received in batch, flexible processing to be achieved by the digital processing and an enough image rejecting degree to be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsurumi, Hiroshi Yoshida, Shoji Otaka, Hiroshi Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20030127366
    Abstract: A magnetic metal removing device for color sorting apparatus includes a hollow feeding roll. Within a hollow portion of the feeding roll, a magnet is arranged such that it closely opposes to a part of an inner surface of the hollow feeding roll to form a magnetic force active surface on the corresponding outer surface of the feeding roll. Magnetic metal mixed in raw granular objects is attracted on the magnetic force active surface. The magnetic forced active surface changes to a magnetic force inactive surface as the feeding roll rotates. The magnetic metal caught on the feeding roll is released from the magnetic forced inactive surface and colleted by a collecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Norimasa Ikeda, Hiroshi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 6498929
    Abstract: A receiver having a function of a direct current offset, and including a receiving section for receiving a radio frequency signal, an analog signal processing section for amplifying, band-converting and frequency-converting an analog signal inputted from the receiving section, and an AD converting section for converting an output of the analog signal processing section from an analog signal to a digital signal. Also included is a digital signal processing section for processing the digital signal converted by the DC converting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsurumi, Hiroshi Yoshida, Tetsuro Itakura, Takafumi Yamaji, Akira Yasuda, Takashi Ueno, Hiroshi Tanimoto, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Hiroshi Horiguchi