Hitoshi Tsuchiya 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: An ankle joint bandage includes a main body part of woven fabric in band shape, an anchor part of woven fabric joined to one end of the main body part and having a loop face of a touch fastener, and an engaging part joined to the other end of the main body part and having a hook face of a touch fastener. The main body part has a winding part which winds around an ankle of a wearer, a first supporting part which extends from an instep to the ankle, and a second supporting part which extends from the ankle to the instep of the wearer to cross the first supporting part at an upper portion of the instep of the wearer, the anchor part fastens around part corresponding to a metatarsal bone of the wearer, and the engaging part detachably sticks to the loop face of the anchor part.
Abstract: A knee joint supporter includes a first anchor having a loop face, a main body including second anchor, first supporting and second supporting, connections joining the anchors and connecting the first anchor and main body, a first engaging joined to the second supporting and having a hook face to stick to the loop face, a second engaging joined to the first anchor and having a hook face to stick to the loop face, and a third engaging joined to the first supporting and having a hook face to the loop face. The first anchor fastens around a thigh of a wear. The second anchor extends below popliteal region. The first supporting extends on one side from below part corresponding to a patella, and the second supporting extends on the other side of the part corresponding to the patella and crosses the first supporting below the part corresponding to the patella.
Abstract: A liquid crystal polyester resin composition includes a liquid crystal polyester (A) including repeating units represented by formulae (I) to (III), a liquid crystal polyester (B) including repeating units represented by formulae (IV) and (V), and surface-treated glass fibers (C) including an epoxy resin on the surface thereof, wherein the mass ratio of (A) to (B) [A/B] is from 90/10 to 45/55, the content of (C) is from 10 to 130 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the total amount of (A) and (B), and as measured in a bending test using a strip-like molded article (length: 127 mm, width: 12.7 mm, thickness: 0.5 mm), the bending strength and the bending elastic modulus of the liquid crystal polyester resin composition are equal to or more than 330 MPa and equal to or more than 20 GPa, respectively.
Abstract: A computer system for sharing objects comprises multiple front-end nodes and a back-end node for providing a namespace shared by the front-end nodes. A first front-end node that is any one of the front-end nodes manages local-lock counts for each of objects managed by the first front-end node. The local-lock count is the number of locks taken by operations to the objects including the directory and sub-objects thereof. Every time receiving a request for processing a target object from a client, the front-end node requests the back-end node to lock a parent directory of the target object if the parent directory has not been locked by the back-end node. The front-end node sends a response of the received request to the client regardless of whether or not the parent directory has been unlocked by the back-end node. If the local-lock count of the parent directory is zero, the first front-end node requests the back-end node to unlock the parent directory.
Abstract: A first grounded portion is at least one of portions of an apparatus that are grounded, and vibrates in accordance with a vibration of at least a first vibration unit. A second grounded portion is at least one of the portions of the apparatus that are grounded, and vibrates in accordance with a vibration of at least a second vibration unit. Then, a first control signal for controlling the vibration of the first vibration unit and a second control signal for controlling the vibration of the second vibration unit are generated, whereby, in a state where the apparatus is on a certain surface, the apparatus moves on the certain surface by a vibration of the first grounded portion grounded on the certain surface and/or a vibration of the second grounded portion grounded on the certain surface.
Abstract: An example supporting device supports two game controllers. The supporting device includes a support section and a main section connected to the support section. The support section includes a first slide member and a second slide member. The first slide member is provided in an area of the support section toward a first side in a predetermined direction, and the second slide member is provided in an area toward a second side. The slide members are capable of slidably engaging with rail members of the respective game controllers in a predetermined slide direction. The first slide member includes a first terminal provided on a first opposing surface. The second slide member includes a second terminal provided on a second opposing surface. The main section includes a first grip portion for being gripped by a user, and a second grip portion for being gripped by the user.
Abstract: An example attachment is attachable to a game controller including a controller-side slide portion on which a controller-side operation button is provided. The attachment includes a strap and an attachment-side slide portion, the attachment-side slide portion having a first side and a second side opposite to each other in a predetermined slide direction. The attachment-side slide portion is provided on a first surface of the attachment, wherein the attachment-side slide portion is configured to slidably engage with the controller-side slide portion in the predetermined slide direction. The controller-side slide portion is insertable into the attachment-side slide portion from the first side.
Abstract: A data transmission device that includes an image capturing unit and transmits data generated based on an image captured by the image capturing unit is allowed to be located at a case while at least a part of the data transmission device is accommodated in the case, such that an image capturing direction of the image capturing unit is directed toward an inner space of a case main body. An image capturing target member movable in the inner space of the case main body in accordance with an operation made from outside of the case main body is located at a position where an image of the image capturing target member is allowed to be captured by the image capturing unit. Based on the transmitted data, an information process is executed.