Patents by Inventor Isao Kobayashi

Isao Kobayashi 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: 11405510
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus, having a placement table, a reader to read an image recorded on the recordable medium placed on the placement table while moving in one direction, a memory storing information concerning a test pattern, and a controller, is provided. The controller is configured to, when instructed to read the test pattern, control the reader to stop reading to pause before reading the test pattern completely, while the reader pauses, based on read data generated from an outcome of reading of the test pattern so far and the information concerning the test pattern, determine whether the read data satisfies a predetermined condition, and when the read data satisfies the predetermined condition, control the reader to resume reading the test pattern, but when the read data does not satisfy the predetermined condition, control the reader to abort reading the test pattern and output an error alerting signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Isao Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220055196
    Abstract: A hydraulic hammering device enables an auto-stroke mechanism and an idle strike prevention mechanism to coexist with a simple circuit configuration. The device includes a first control valve to control advancing and retracting movements of a piston, an auto-stroke mechanism and an idle strike prevention mechanism, and a second control valve to select either of the auto-stroke mechanism and the idle strike prevention mechanism. To the second control valve, a shared spool is slidably fitted and a mode selection means is disposed. When the mode selection means allows supply of pressurized oil to an auto-stroke setting portion of the shared spool and prohibits discharge of pressurized oil from an idle strike prevention setting portion, the auto-stroke mechanism is selected. When prohibiting supply of pressurized oil to the auto-stroke setting portion and allowing discharge of pressurized oil from the idle strike prevention setting portion, the idle strike prevention mechanism is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kaneko, Susumu Murakami, Isao Kobayashi, Atsushi Shioda, Shinsuke Nagano
  • Publication number: 20220060589
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus, having a placement table, a reader to read an image recorded on the recordable medium placed on the placement table while moving in one direction, a memory storing information concerning a test pattern, and a controller, is provided. The controller is configured to, when instructed to read the test pattern, control the reader to stop reading to pause before reading the test pattern completely, while the reader pauses, based on read data generated from an outcome of reading of the test pattern so far and the information concerning the test pattern, determine whether the read data satisfies a predetermined condition, and when the read data satisfies the predetermined condition, control the reader to resume reading the test pattern, but when the read data does not satisfy the predetermined condition, control the reader to abort reading the test pattern and output an error alerting signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Isao KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220024148
    Abstract: A resin frame includes frame members combined into a frame shape that includes a corner portion, and a joint portion joining a pair of the frame members which are adjacent to each other at the corner portion. The joint portion includes an entire-surface welded portion, in which end surfaces of the pair of the frame members are welded to each other over an entire surface in a thickness direction of a plate portion of the frame members, and a partial welded portion, in which the end surfaces of the pair of the frame members are welded to each other on one side of the entire surface in the thickness direction while another side of the entire surface in the thickness direction is not welded. The entire-surface welded portion and the partial welded portion are present at different portions on an outer periphery of the joint portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Koji Matsuda, Kazuhiro Kanayama, Isao Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220009225
    Abstract: A liquid discharging apparatus, having a liquid discharging head, a relatively-movable device, and a controller, is provided. The controller controls the liquid discharging head and the relatively-movable device to record a plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns, arranged at different positions in an arrayed direction, and a different pattern, arranged side by side with the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns along a direction orthogonal to an arrayed direction on a same liquid-discharge objective medium. The controller controls the relatively-movable device, after recording at least one of the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns, and before recording a next one of the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns next to the at least one of the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns, to perform a relative moving action by a moving amount different from a predetermined relative moving amount for recording the different pattern at least once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Isao KOBAYASHI, Takahiro MIYAO
  • Patent number: 11167501
    Abstract: A resin frame includes frame members combined into a frame shape that includes a corner portion, and a joint portion joining a pair of the frame members which are adjacent to each other at the corner portion. The joint portion includes an entire-surface welded portion, in which end surfaces of the pair of the frame members are welded to each other over an entire surface in a thickness direction of a plate portion of the frame members, and a partial welded portion, in which the end surfaces of the pair of the frame members are welded to each other on one side of the entire surface in the thickness direction while another side of the entire surface in the thickness direction is not welded. The entire-surface welded portion and the partial welded portion are present at different portions on an outer periphery of the joint portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: YKK AP INC.
    Inventors: Koji Matsuda, Kazuhiro Kanayama, Isao Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11115550
    Abstract: A multifunction peripheral includes: a conveyor reeling out a recording medium from a roll medium and conveying the recording medium; a recording device; a cutter; a reading device; and a controller configured to: record a test image on the recording medium and cut the recording medium to form a rear end of the recording medium; generate read data of the test image; generate correction data relating to a cutting position of the recording medium based on a difference between a length obtained from the generated read data and an ideal value of the length; and record an image on the recording medium based on a recording command and cut the recording medium in a cutting position based on image data included in the recording command and the correction data to form the rear end of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Isao Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210099598
    Abstract: A multifunction peripheral includes: a conveyor reeling out a recording medium from a roll medium and conveying the recording medium; a recording device; a cutter; a reading device; and a controller configured to: record a test image on the recording medium and cut the recording medium to form a rear end of the recording medium; generate read data of the test image; generate correction data relating to a cutting position of the recording medium based on a difference between a length obtained from the generated read data and an ideal value of the length; and record an image on the recording medium based on a recording command and cut the recording medium in a cutting position based on image data included in the recording command and the correction data to form the rear end of the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: Isao KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210086337
    Abstract: A hydraulic hammering device enables an auto-stroke mechanism and an idle strike prevention mechanism to coexist with a simple circuit configuration. The device includes a first control valve to control advancing and retracting movements of a piston, an auto-stroke mechanism and an idle strike prevention mechanism, and a second control valve to select either of the auto-stroke mechanism and the idle strike prevention mechanism. To the second control valve, a shared spool is slidably fitted and a mode selection means is disposed. When the mode selection means allows supply of pressurized oil to an auto-stroke setting portion of the shared spool and prohibits discharge of pressurized oil from an idle strike prevention setting portion, the auto-stroke mechanism is selected. When prohibiting supply of pressurized oil to the auto-stroke setting portion and allowing discharge of pressurized oil from the idle strike prevention setting portion, the idle strike prevention mechanism is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kaneko, Susumu Murakami, Isao Kobayashi, Atsushi Shioda, Shinsuke Nagano
  • Patent number: 10834330
    Abstract: A video processor includes a receiving section that receives video information representing video images and luminance-related information on the luminance of the video images and a video processing section that determines an expansion target luminance range of the video images based on the luminance-related information and expands the expansion target luminance range in such a way that the maximum luminance in the expansion target luminance range increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miki Nagano, Yoshihito Hayashi, Sachio Tsuboi, Isao Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200023721
    Abstract: Stability of shock absorbing property of a shock absorber provided on a back surface of a door trim is improved. A shock absorber is attached on the back surface of the door trim, and absorbs impact applied to the door. A quadrangular tube element of the shock absorber has an end plate on a tube tip surface, and faces the back surface of the door trim. The quadrangular tube element has an approximate U shape in which three side surfaces are closed by an upper plate, a lower plate, and a front plate, and the remaining one side surface is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Isao Kobayashi, Kyousuke Ii, Yasuomi Tanaoka
  • Publication number: 20200009804
    Abstract: A resin frame includes frame members combined into a frame shape that includes a corner portion, and a joint portion joining a pair of the frame members which are adjacent to each other at the corner portion. The joint portion includes an entire-surface welded portion, in which end surfaces of the pair of the frame members are welded to each other over an entire surface in a thickness direction of a plate portion of the frame members, and a partial welded portion, in which the end surfaces of the pair of the frame members are welded to each other on one side of the entire surface in the thickness direction while another side of the entire surface in the thickness direction is not welded. The entire-surface welded portion and the partial welded portion are present at different portions on an outer periphery of the joint portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Koji Matsuda, Kazuhiro Kanayama, Isao Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190238742
    Abstract: A video processor includes a receiving section that receives video information representing video images and luminance-related information on the luminance of the video images and a video processing section that determines an expansion target luminance range of the video images based on the luminance-related information and expands the expansion target luminance range in such a way that the maximum luminance in the expansion target luminance range increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miki NAGANO, Yoshihito HAYASHI, Sachio TSUBOI, Isao KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10298855
    Abstract: A video processor includes a receiving section that receives video information representing video images and luminance-related information on the luminance of the video images and a video processing section that determines an expansion target luminance range of the video images based on the luminance-related information and expands the expansion target luminance range in such a way that the maximum luminance in the expansion target luminance range increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miki Nagano, Yoshihito Hayashi, Sachio Tsuboi, Isao Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190133156
    Abstract: Provided is a powdery breader including a starch at a proportion of 75% by mass or more and 100% by mass or less, in which the powdery breader includes, as the starch, a lowered molecular weight starch having an amylose content of 5% by mass or more and a peak molecular weight of 3×103 or more and 5×104 or less, at a proportion of 3% by mass or more and 45% by mass or less with respect to the total amount of the powdery breader, in which a content of oversized particles retained on a sieve with openings of 0.1 mm in the powdery breader is 20% by mass or more and 100% by mass or less, and in which the powdery breader is used for one or two or more deep-fried (-like) food products selected from the group consisting of hot showcase storage, room temperature storage, chilled storage, frozen storage, and microwave cooking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Junpei KUBOTA, Isao KOBAYASHI, Siripat JANARAM, Chonpapat APIROMSAMER, Maytinee BORVONPARADORN
  • Patent number: 10260259
    Abstract: A door handle device for a vehicle includes a door opening prevention mechanism that is provided with an inertia lever being rotatably supported at a base frame, an inertia body being mounted to the inertia lever, and an elastic member elastically biasing the inertia lever toward an initial position where the movement of a link mechanism is not restricted by the inertia lever. The inertia lever includes a center of gravity of the inertia lever being set at a same position as a position of a center of gravity of the outside handle in an extending direction of the outside handle, the center of gravity of the inertia lever being set at a same position as a position of the center of gravity of the outside handle in vehicle upper-lower directions, or being set at a lower position relative to the center of gravity of the outside handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Nagata, Nobukazu Araki, Jun Hasegawa, Kenji Kaneko, Isao Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10212950
    Abstract: A composition containing a starch at a content of equal to or higher than 75% by mass, wherein the composition contains a low molecular weight starch as the starch at a content of equal to or higher than 3% by mass and equal to or lower than 45% by mass, the low molecular weight starch being obtainable from a starch containing amylose at a content of equal to or higher than 5% by mass as a raw material, wherein a peak molecular weight of the low molecular weight starch is equal to or higher than 3×103 and equal to or lower than 5×104, wherein a degree of swelling in cold water of the composition at 25 degrees C. is equal to or higher than 7 and equal to or lower than 20, and wherein a content of an oversieve fraction of a granulated material in the composition on 0.5 mm mesh is equal to or lower than 50% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: J-OIL MILLS, INC.
    Inventors: Yuya Nagahata, Junpei Kubota, Isao Kobayashi, Masaru Goto
  • Publication number: 20190049308
    Abstract: To provide an infrared sensor apparatus that has a small profile and has a small heat capacity of the light guiding path member, and therefore can measure a temperature with high accuracy. The present infrared sensor apparatus includes: an infrared sensor body and a light guiding path member that is provided so as to surround at least the infrared receiving surface of the infrared sensor body and that has an opening immediately above the infrared receiving surface, wherein the light guiding path member is made of a plate material and at least one of the surfaces surrounding the infrared receiving surface is an infrared reflecting surface that is composed of an inclined plate part with the surface thereof on the infrared receiving surface side being inclined towards the opening side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Shingo Hirano, Kazuyoshi Tari, Yusuke Hosokawa, Kenzo Nakamura, Masashi Nishiyama, Kenji Nakamura, Koji Yotsumoto, Isao Kobayashi, Yoshihiro Higuchi
  • Patent number: 10037783
    Abstract: A data storage device (DSD) is assembled with a flexible sheet of barrier material covering at least a portion of the top cover and/or bottom base of the DSD enclosure, whereby a layer of air is between the sheet of barrier material and the cover and/or base. Polyvinlyidene chloride (PVDC) may be used as the barrier material. A wrap-around structure may be used for the barrier material, enveloping the DSD so that an open end can be positioned open to a primary direction of airflow, such that a respective layer of air is created between the barrier material and each of the cover and/or base. An adhesive may be positioned around the outer edge of the cover and/or base, to adhere the sheet of barrier material to the respective cover and/or base while allowing the air layer to fill the space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yohei Asai, Kazuhide Ichikawa, Takanori Kawakami, Miki Namihisa, Isao Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20180199607
    Abstract: A method for producing a granular material, comprising treating unprocessed starch(es) with acid treatment, oxidation treatment and/or enzymatic treatment to obtain partially degraded starch(es), the unprocessed starch including 5% by weight or more of amylose relative to the unprocessed starch; obtaining a raw material comprising 45% by weight or more of a starch relative to a total amount of the granular material, the starch comprising 7% by weight or more of the partially degraded starches relative to the total amount of the granular material; and granulating the raw material by heating and compressing with an extruder, wherein a water absorption rate is 250-700% by weight, a compressive syneresis rate is 7% by weight or more, and a content of particles over a sieve of 0.5 mm aperture in the granular material is 40-100% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Junpei KUBOTA, Kazuya YOKOISHI, Isao KOBAYASHI, Masaru GOTO