Patents by Inventor Kanako Suzuki

Kanako Suzuki 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: 20240182258
    Abstract: A sheet folding apparatus includes a conveyor, a first folding roller, a second folding roller, a third folding roller, a guide, a motor, and a driving force transmission mechanism. The motor causes the second folding roller to perform either forward rotation in which the second folding roller rotates to convey a sheet on a main conveying path in a conveying direction and to convey the sheet on a reflux conveying path from a joining position toward a branching position or backward rotation in a direction opposite to the forward rotation. The driving force transmission mechanism rotates the guide toward a first posture from a second posture in conjunction with the forward rotation of the second folding roller and rotates the guide from the first posture toward the second posture in conjunction with the backward rotation of the second folding roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Yuusuke SHIBASAKI, Yusuke HIRONO, Atsushi SHINODA, Shuuto TOHKAISHI, Satoshi HIRATA, Shingo YOSHIZAWA, Suzuka FUJITA, Naofumi YOSHIDA, Ryota TAKAYAMA, Takahiro WATANABE, Takuya MORINAGA, Yuji SUZUKI, Wataru NOZAKI, Kanako FUJISAKI, Jun YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11966120
    Abstract: A liquid crystal light control element that controls a light absorption state by voltage application, the liquid crystal light control element including: a liquid crystal layer containing a liquid crystal composition between a pair of substrates each having an electrode; and a liquid crystal alignment film that is provided on at least one of the substrates and aligns a liquid crystal vertically, wherein the liquid crystal composition contains a liquid crystal and a dichroic dye, the liquid crystal alignment film is obtained from a liquid crystal aligning agent containing a polyimide precursor in which a diamine having a specific side chain is used as a part of the raw material or a polyimide obtained by imidizing the polyimide precursor, and the proportion of the diamine used is 50 to 100 mol % based on the entire diamine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Kanako Suzuki, Masaaki Katayama, Masafumi Takahashi, Kazuyoshi Hosaka
  • Publication number: 20240110077
    Abstract: A resin composition includes silicone rubber as a base material, silicone resin fine particles, metal oxide fine particles, and nanosilica fine particles. A laminate structure includes a first layer including silicone rubber as a base material, and a second layer laminated to the first layer and including the resin composition. A cable or tube is provided with the laminate structure. A method of manufacturing the resin composition includes adding nanosilica fine particles to a mixture of silicone rubber, titanium dioxide fine particles, and an organic solvent, followed by adding silicone resin fine particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Kanako SUGANUMA, Seiichi KASHIMURA, Hideyuki SUZUKI, Masamichi KISHI, Naoto TERAKI
  • Publication number: 20230316542
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus acquires image data, detects a first area of a subject from image data, detects a second area of a subject from image data, and tracks the subject, wherein, when the first area is being detected from first image data, detection of the second area is performed in an area corresponding to the first area, and, in a case where the first area is detected in the first image data and the first area is not detected in second image data captured after the first image data, detection of the second area is performed in an area broader than the first area detected in the first image data, and wherein tracking of the subject is performed with use of at least one of detection results obtained in the first area and the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: RYOSUKE TSUJI, KANAKO SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20230230720
    Abstract: A stretchable cable is provided that allows an extra length to be reduced when routed in a movable part. The stretchable cable includes an elastically deformable hollow insulation having a hollow portion that is continuous along a cable longitudinal direction, and at least one electricity- or light-conducting wire-shaped body provided in a spiral shape along the cable longitudinal direction and fixed to the hollow insulation to stretch and contract together with the hollow insulation. The cable is elongated not less than 1.2 times when a tensile force is applied, and the cable returns to an original length when the tensile force is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Kanako SUZUKI, Seiji KOJIMA, Tamotsu KIBE, Keisuke SUGITA
  • Patent number: 11570906
    Abstract: An assembling method for a multi-core cable having a plurality of electrical insulated wires is designed to connect one-end-portions of the electrical insulated wires to electrode patterns, respectively, of one circuit board, correspondingly connect other-end-portions of the electrical insulated wires to electrode patterns, respectively, of the other circuit board, compute intersection coefficients on one end side and the other of the cable, and iterate interchanging connecting destinations for the one-end-portions of the electrical insulated wires, correspondingly interchanging connecting destinations for the other-end-portions of the electrical insulated wires, and computing the intersection coefficients on the one end side and the other of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Shirakawa, Yoshitake Ageishi, Kanako Suzuki, Mikio Okoshi
  • Publication number: 20230028353
    Abstract: A liquid crystal light control element that controls a light absorption state by voltage application, the liquid crystal light control element including: a liquid crystal layer containing a liquid crystal composition between a pair of substrates each having an electrode; and a liquid crystal alignment film that is provided on at least one of the substrates and aligns a liquid crystal vertically, wherein the liquid crystal composition contains a liquid crystal and a dichroic dye, the liquid crystal alignment film is obtained from a liquid crystal aligning agent containing a polyimide precursor in which a diamine having a specific side chain is used as a part of the raw material or a polyimide obtained by imidizing the polyimide precursor, and the proportion of the diamine used is 50 to 100 mol % based on the entire diamine component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Nissan Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Kanako SUZUKI, Masaaki KATAYAMA, Masafumi TAKAHASHI, Kazuyoshi HOSAKA
  • Publication number: 20220288520
    Abstract: A useful information provision system includes an information acquisition unit, an information accumulation unit, and a useful information output unit. The information acquisition unit acquires, for each kind of allergen, information about an amount of allergen in a space where an apparatus to reduce allergen is installed. The information accumulation unit accumulates the information acquired by the information acquisition unit. The useful information output unit generates and outputs useful information based on the information accumulated in the information accumulation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventor: Kanako SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220277537
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire captured data, a first detection unit configured to detect a first area of an object from the data, a second detection unit configured to detect a second area of the object from the data, and an output unit configured to output a result of detection by the first detection unit and a result of detection by the second detection unit, wherein, in a case where the first detection unit detects the first area in first data, the second detection unit detects the second area in an area corresponding to the first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Ryosuke Tsuji, Kanako Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11273094
    Abstract: A cupsole, that a user wears and is fixed to a foot sole plate of a walking assistance apparatus that assists a motion of a leg part of the user, includes: a main body part on which the user's foot is placed; and an index member that is fixed to the main body part and is configured to determine an attachment position with respect to a reference index provided in the foot sole plate, the attachment position varying for each user, in which the index member can be attached to or detached from the main body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kanako Suzuki, Yoshinori Fujikake
  • Publication number: 20210307179
    Abstract: An assembling method for a multi-core cable having a plurality of electrical insulated wires is designed to connect one-end-portions of the electrical insulated wires to electrode patterns, respectively, of one circuit board, correspondingly connect other-end-portions of the electrical insulated wires to electrode patterns, respectively, of the other circuit board, compute intersection coefficients on one end side and the other of the cable, and iterate interchanging connecting destinations for the one-end-portions of the electrical insulated wires, correspondingly interchanging connecting destinations for the other-end-portions of the electrical insulated wires, and computing the intersection coefficients on the one end side and the other of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Yohei Shirakawa, Yoshitake Ageishi, Kanako Suzuki, Mikio Okoshi
  • Publication number: 20210169727
    Abstract: To provide a walking assistance system having a simple configuration with which a walking motion of a user can be appropriately assisted and a method therefor. The walking assistance system according to the present embodiments is a walking assistance system worn on a leg part of a user and includes a damper configured to apply a resisting force in a bending direction of a knee joint of the leg part, a sensor configured to detect a switching timing in a gait cycle of the user, and a control unit configured to switch modes of the damper in accordance with the switching timing so that a first mode and a second mode in which the resisting force is stronger than that in the first mode are repeated alternately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Tomoe Maekita, Tadashi Odashima, Youichi Fujinori, Kanako Suzuki, Uori Koike
  • Patent number: 11028323
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display element that can be baked at a low temperature when forming a liquid crystal alignment film capable of imparting an alignment regulating property and a pretilt angle developing property via a photoalignment method. Further provided is a liquid crystal display element in which the liquid crystal pretilt angles are highly stable, and display burn-in hardly occurs even due to long usage. Further provided are a vertical liquid crystal alignment film to be used in the liquid crystal display element, and a liquid crystal aligning agent with which it is possible to provide the vertical liquid crystal alignment film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kanako Suzuki, Masato Moriuchi, Ryoichi Ashizawa, Kohei Goto
  • Patent number: 10992068
    Abstract: A solder with ground bar includes a first unit and a second unit. The first unit includes a first ground bar and a first solder layer attached to one side of the first ground bar. The second unit includes a second ground bar and a second solder layer attached to one side of the second ground bar. The first unit and the second unit are arranged in such a manner that the first solder layer and the second solder layer face each other. The first solder layer and the second solder layer are partially joined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kanako Suzuki, Mikio Okoshi, Yohei Shirakawa, Yoshitake Ageishi
  • Patent number: 10925796
    Abstract: A first exemplary aspect is a walking training apparatus including: an walking assistance apparatus attached to a lower limb of a trainee; at least one wire connected to the lower limb directly or through the walking assistance apparatus; a first wire winding mechanism configured to wind the wire for applying a pull-up force to the wire; a sensor for detecting displacement information according to a displacement of a position connected to the wire in a lateral direction; and a controller configured to control the first wire winding mechanism based on the displacement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki Fukunaga, Kanako Suzuki, Yu Sasaki, Uori Koike, Masatomo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10921650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal aligning agent which contains a polymer that has a site having an isocyanate group and/or a blocked isocyanate group, a site having a photoreactive group having photoalignment, and a site having at least one functional group selected from an amino group and a hydroxyl group in each molecule. The present invention provides a liquid crystal display element which enables baking at low temperatures during the formation of a liquid crystal alignment film by a photoalignment method, the liquid crystal alignment film being able to be imparted with alignment regulating property and pretilt angle developing property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Ashizawa, Masato Moriuchi, Kanako Suzuki, Kohei Goto
  • Patent number: 10772786
    Abstract: A load-relieving apparatus includes a wire cable 36 with a free end and a fixed end opposite to the free end, a locking part 361 being attached to the free end, a winding part 334 configured to wind the wire cable 36 from a fixed-end side thereof, a pulley 335 interposed between the winding part 334 and the locking part 361, and configured to stretch the wire cable therebetween, and a cover 336 with a through hole 338H formed therein through which the wire cable 36 is inserted, the cover 336 being interposed between the locking part 361 and the pulley 335, and formed so as to cover at least a part of the pulley 335. Further, the through hole 338H is configured so that a relative position of the through hole 338H with respect to a rotation axis of the pulley 335 changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kanako Suzuki, Norihiko Kawada
  • Patent number: 10761375
    Abstract: The present invention provides the following: a photo alignment method-use liquid crystal aligning agent used to obtain a photo alignment method-use liquid crystal alignment film that does not cause bright spots even when negative liquid crystals are used, and that is capable of achieving good after-image characteristics; a liquid crystal alignment film obtained from the liquid crystal aligning agent; and a liquid crystal display element provided with the liquid crystal aligning agent. Provided is the liquid crystal aligning agent which contains a polyimide or polyimide precursor obtained from a reaction between: a tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride represented by formula (1) (in the formula, X1 is as set forth in the present specification) or a derivative thereof; and a diamine component that contains a diamine represented by formula (2) (in the formula, R1, Z1 and n are as set forth in the present specification).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kanako Suzuki, Yuta Kawano, Kohei Goto, Masaaki Katayama
  • Publication number: 20200266559
    Abstract: A solder with ground bar includes a first unit and a second unit. The first unit includes a first ground bar and a first solder layer attached to one side of the first ground bar. The second unit includes a second ground bar and a second solder layer attached to one side of the second ground bar. The first unit and the second unit are arranged in such a manner that the first solder layer and the second solder layer face each other. The first solder layer and the second solder layer are partially joined together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kanako SUZUKI, Mikio OKOSHI, Yohei SHIRAKAWA, Yoshitake AGEISHI
  • Patent number: 10724921
    Abstract: Provided is an optical cable monitoring system for monitoring a health of optical cables including plural optical fibers. The system includes an optical power detector including a light power monitor, a failure determination unit and an alert signal generator, the light power monitor measuring light intensity of an extracted portion of communication light transmitted through each optical fiber and obtaining communication light intensity based on the measured light intensity, the failure determination unit determining presence of failure in each optical fiber based on the measurement result of the light power monitor, and the alert signal generator generating an alert signal when failure is determined to occur by the failure determination unit, and a monitoring device that receives an alert signal from the optical power detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakatani, Wataru Ohnuki, Kanako Suzuki