Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Noguchi

Hiroyuki Noguchi 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: 10808267
    Abstract: Provided is a novel production system that does not involve, or can minimize, the transport of liquid ammonia in the production of an organic compound or the production of a microorganism by microbial fermentation. A production system for an organic compound or a microorganism includes: an ammonia synthesis apparatus in which an ammonia-containing gas is synthesized by reaction of a source gas containing hydrogen and nitrogen in the presence of a supported ruthenium catalyst; and a culture apparatus that cultures a microorganism having organic compound productivity using ammonia originating from the ammonia-containing gas obtained by using the ammonia synthesis apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kishino, Hiroyuki Kojima, Hideo Hosono, Michikazu Hara, Masaaki Kitano, Toshiharu Yokoyama, Toru Numaguchi, Munenobu Ito, Kazuteru Yamada, Hiromi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10756612
    Abstract: The disclosed is a deceleration device including a cylindrical brake member fixed to a rotary shaft, a plurality of permanent magnets arrayed in a circumferential direction of a circle around the rotary shaft, a cylindrical magnet holder holding the permanent magnets, and a switching mechanism that switches between a braking state and a non-braking state. The plurality of permanent magnets include primary magnets and secondary magnets that are arrayed alternatively in the circumferential direction. When viewed on a surface facing the brake member, north poles of the primary magnets are circumferentially adjacent to and in contact with north poles of the secondary magnets, and south poles of the primary magnets are circumferentially adjacent to and in contact with south poles of the secondary magnets. The magnetic holder is ferromagnetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Imanishi, Hiroshi Nogami, Yasutaka Noguchi, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Takuya Fujita
  • Publication number: 20200251363
    Abstract: The method includes the steps of: detecting a part, of a surface of a target, that is located on an inner circumferential side of a predetermined circle centered on a rotation axis and passing the target, by an object detection sensor, at plural rotation positions when at least one of a rotation position of the target about the rotation axis on a substrate placement portion and a rotation position of a detection area about a robot reference axis is changed; calculating a quantity correlated with an index length representing a distance from the robot reference axis to the target when the target is detected by the object detection sensor, for each rotation position; and calculating the positional relationship between the robot reference axis and the rotation axis on the basis of, among the rotation positions, the one at which the quantity correlated with the index length is maximized or minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya YOSHIDA, Kenji NOGUCHI, Hiroyuki OKADA
  • Publication number: 20200241297
    Abstract: A drive device used in a head-up display device, the drive device being accommodated in a housing of the head-up display device and being fixed to the housing. The drive device includes a motor having a rotation shaft and a motor case having an end face through which the rotation shaft is protruded, a vibration suppressing member, and a frame provided with a first plate part having a through hole and a second plate part extended from the first plate part. The motor is fixed to the first plate part in a state that the rotation shaft is penetrated through the through hole and the end face is contacted with the first plate part, the vibration suppressing member is fixed to the first plate part or the motor case, and the second plate part is provided with a frame side fixed part which is to be fixed to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HATASAKO, Takanori OHKAWA, Takafumi KASUGA, Takahisa UEKI, Ken NOGUCHI, Masahiro WATANABE, Daiki FUNAMI
  • Publication number: 20200243362
    Abstract: A target provided to a substrate placement portion is detected by an object detection sensor at a plurality of rotation positions of the substrate placement portion. An index length which is a distance from a robot reference axis to the target in a direction perpendicular to an axial direction, or information correlated therewith, is calculated. At least one of a rotation position of a detection line about the robot reference axis and a rotation position of the substrate placement portion about a rotation axis when the target located on a line connecting the robot reference axis and the rotation axis is detected is calculated on the basis of the calculated index length or the calculated information correlated therewith. A direction in which the rotation axis is present as seen from the robot reference axis is specified on the basis of the calculated rotation position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya YOSHIDA, Kenji NOGUCHI, Hiroyuki OKADA
  • Publication number: 20200192436
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus capable of preventing keytops or a pointing stick from protruding from a chassis top surface when not being in use is disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes a set of keytops each movable up and down between a first position to which the keytop ascends by a biasing force of a rubber dome and a second position to which the keytop descends against the biasing force; a set of drive members each extend along the left-right direction, each movable in the left-right direction relative to the keytops; a link member connecting adjacent drive members to enable coordinated operation; and a drive mechanism that moves one of the drive members connected by the link member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Hiroaki Agata, Eiji Shinohara, Hiroyuki Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10678306
    Abstract: A viewing angle changing film capable of changing the viewing angle of a display panel is provided. The viewing angle changing film includes a base film opposed to a display panel, and an attachment having a thickness smaller than a thickness of the base film. The base film can change the viewing angle of the display panel. The attachment is inserted into air gap defined between the display panel and a bezel. The attachment is a separate member from the base film, and is fixed to the base film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Osamu Ohsawa, Takehito Yamauchi, Shinichi Kubota, Hiroyuki Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20200133592
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a section that detects posts of an output instruction and an output target from a user in a chat room, a registration section that registers the output target as an output target corresponding to the user or the chat room, in a case where identification information of an output device is not registered for the user or the chat room when the post of the output target is detected, and a control section that performs control of inputting a post of requesting registration of the output device from the user into the chat room in a case where the identification information of the output device is not registered for the user or the chat room when the post of the output instruction is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki MITSUHASHI, Hideaki SUGIMOTO, Nozomi NOGUCHI, Shigeo MIYATA, Yu MISHIMA
  • Patent number: 10634017
    Abstract: A variable valve timing control device includes a phase detecting portion; a phase control portion driving an electromagnetic solenoid while obtaining a detection signal detected by the phase detecting portion to set a spool to one of a phase control region and a lock region; and a boundary memory portion memorizing a boundary electric current value for referring a boundary between the phase control region and the lock region when the phase control portion operates a phase control; and a characteristic calculation portion obtaining the boundary electric current value by calculation, the boundary electric current value supporting the boundary between the phase control region and the lock region based on solenoid characteristic information of the electromagnetic solenoid and valve characteristic information of an electromagnetic control valve, the characteristic calculation portion memorizing the boundary electric current value to the boundary memory portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Amano, Shigehiro Tanabe, Takashi Iwaya, Yuji Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20200109313
    Abstract: Provided is a polishing composition that can effectively improve a polishing removal rate. According to the present invention, a polishing composition for polishing a polishing target material is provided. The polishing composition contains water, an oxidant, and a polishing removal accelerator, and does not contain abrasive. At least one metal salt selected from the group consisting of an alkali metal salt and an alkaline earth metal salt is contained as the polishing removal accelerator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yasuaki ITO, Hiroyuki ODA, Naoto NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200099800
    Abstract: A control device includes an execution control unit that performs control to execute specific processing based on information posted by a user in a talk room in which each of plural participating users is able to post and view information, in which the execution control unit provides notification regarding execution of the specific processing to only some of the plural users according to predetermined conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nozomi NOGUCHI, Hideaki SUGIMOTO, Yu MISHIMA, Shigeo MIYATA, Hiroyuki MITSUHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200099642
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a receiving unit, a first controller, and a second controller. The receiving unit receives an instruction to execute a predetermined process corresponding to a post posted on a space provided by a service. The predetermined process is executed on one or more target posts posted on the space. The space presents posts in a predetermined direction in a chronological order. The first controller performs control to execute the predetermined process in response to the instruction. In a case where the one or more target posts of the predetermined process are posted on the space and a predetermined condition is satisfied, the second controller removes at least one post from the space and posts an alternative post corresponding to the removed at least one post on the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu MISHIMA, Ryo MATSUMOTO, Hideaki SUGIMOTO, Shigeo MIYATA, Hiroyuki MITSUHASHI, Nozomi NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200091367
    Abstract: A photocoupler of an embodiment comprises an insulating substrate, a semiconductor light receiving element, a semiconductor light emitting element, an input terminal, an output terminal, a resin molded body, and an antistripping material. The semiconductor light receiving element includes a light receiving region, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The semiconductor light emitting element includes a first and a second electrode, and emits emission light. The input terminal includes a first and a second conductive region. The output terminal includes a third and a fourth conductive region. The resin molded body is provided on the upper surface of the insulating substrate, the input terminal, the output terminal, the semiconductor light receiving element, and the semiconductor light emitting element. The antistripping material bonds a lower surface of the resin molded body to the input terminal and a lower surface of the resin molded body to the output terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nakashima, Mami Fujihara, Masaru Koseki, Yoshio Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20200067397
    Abstract: A retarder includes a rotor, a plurality of fins, a plurality of permanent magnets, a switching mechanism, a first cover, a second cover, and a cover-switching mechanism. The fins are provided on an outer peripheral surface of the rotor and inclined with respect to a rotation direction of the rotor. The magnets are arranged inside the rotor. The first cover faces an end face of the rotor and includes a plurality of holes. The second cover protrudes from an outer circumferential edge of the first cover toward a rotor side. The cover-switching mechanism opens the holes in the braking state and closes the holes in the non-braking state. The first cover is disposed on a side on which a leading end portion of each fin is present. The retarder achieves suppressing windage and ensuring a heat dissipation performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi NOGAMI, Kenji IMANISHI, Yasutaka NOGUCHI, Hiroyuki YAMAGUCHI, Shotaro KADOKAWA, Takuya FUJITA
  • Patent number: 10539576
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to develop and provide a lung cancer differential marker with which lung cancer can be diagnosed conveniently and highly sensitively without depending only on increase or decrease in protein expression level between cancer patients and healthy persons. Another object of the present invention is to develop and provide a glycan marker capable of distinguishing histological types of lung cancer. Of serum glycoproteins, glycopeptide and glycoprotein groups whose glycan structures were altered specifically in lung cancer cell culture supernatants were identified, and they are provided as lung cancer differential markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo Medical University
    Inventors: Hisashi Narimatsu, Akira Togayachi, Yuzuru Ikehara, Hiroyuki Kaji, Atsushi Kuno, Takashi Ohkura, Hideki Matsuzaki, Yoshitoshi Hirao, Jun Iwaki, Minako Abe, Masaharu Nomura, Masayuki Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10522080
    Abstract: In a data line drive/current measurement circuit, m measurement units are disposed in a plurality of semiconductor chips such that the m measurement units are distributed among the plurality of semiconductor chips. A display apparatus includes transistors such that one transistor is provided for two adjacent semiconductor chips. Inter-chip correction data indicating a variation among the semiconductor chips in terms of characteristics of elements in the measurement units is determined based on a result of a current measurement performed for the same transistor using measurement units disposed in different semiconductor chips. The inter-chip correction data is stored in a storage unit and is used in correcting an image signal. The inter-chip correction data may be determined based on a result of measuring a current flowing through a common cathode of organic EL elements for each semiconductor chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritaka Kishi, Hiroyuki Furukawa, Katsuya Otoi, Kazuyoshi Yoshiyama, Tamotsu Sakai, Naoko Goto, Noboru Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20190383336
    Abstract: An opposed-piston type disc brake includes a guide cylinder extending axially inward from an opening edge portion of a cylinder in which an outer displacement member of a thrust generating mechanism is disposed is provided in an inner body of a caliper at an axial inner side portion of the inner body. A clamp base portion of a clamp member of a parking mechanism portion includes a housing hole opened to an axial outer side of the clamp base portion in which an inner side displacement member of the thrust generating member is disposed. A guide cylinder extending axially inward from an opening edge portion of the cylinder is fitted into the housing hole so as to relatively move in the axial direction, to form a first guide portion which supports the clamp member so that the clamp member is displaced relative to the cylinder in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya NOGUCHI, Hiroyuki KATO, Takayuki ICHIGE, Yoshio TOTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20190353060
    Abstract: A variable valve timing control device includes a phase detecting portion; a phase control portion driving an electromagnetic solenoid while obtaining a detection signal detected by the phase detecting portion to set a spool to one of a phase control region and a lock region; and a boundary memory portion memorizing a boundary electric current value for referring a boundary between the phase control region and the lock region when the phase control portion operates a phase control; and a characteristic calculation portion obtaining the boundary electric current value by calculation, the boundary electric current value supporting the boundary between the phase control region and the lock region based on solenoid characteristic information of the electromagnetic solenoid and valve characteristic information of an electromagnetic control valve, the characteristic calculation portion memorizing the boundary electric current value to the boundary memory portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Amano, Shigehiro Tanabe, Takashi Iwaya, Yuji NOGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10478671
    Abstract: An aerobic exercise assistance apparatus 1 includes an input/output unit 131 that, under control by a control unit, gives a user a question and accepts an input of an answer from the user to the question while the user performs the aerobic exercise. The control unit controls the load application driving unit 110, 120 to change the load applied by the load application driving unit 110, 120, based on a correct answer ratio of the user for the question and timing of the answer to the question by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: INTER REHA CO., LTD., NATIONAL CENTER FOR GERIATRICS AND GERONTOLOGY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shimada, Hajime Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20190317709
    Abstract: A message providing device includes: a reception unit that receives, for each user, a request for a registration of an association between (i) a software robot program operating on a message service for an exchange of messages among users and exchanging messages with the user and (ii) an external device; and a registration unit that provides a single user with plural software robot programs in each of which operation setting information of the software robot program is preset, and registers an external device in each of the plural software robot programs in association with each other according to the request from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki SUGIMOTO, Shigeo MIYATA, Hiroyuki MITSUHASHI, Yu MISHIMA, Nozomi NOGUCHI, Shiori OIKAWA, Xiaojing ZHANG