Patents by Inventor Kaori Mori

Kaori Mori 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: 20200256434
    Abstract: To provide a simple-structured chain guide with improved durability and capable of preventing detachment or breakage of a supplementary member and of reliably reducing vibration and noise. The chain guide includes a supplementary member made of a different material from a guide body. The supplementary member is configured to have an engaging hole, which allows attachment of the supplementary member to a side face of a support wall part provided between a guide part and a base part of the guide body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Yuji Kurematsu, Kaori Mori
  • Patent number: 10634238
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a chain drive system that can reduce sliding resistance between a chain and a guide shoe, minimize increase of sliding resistance over time, and reduce production cost. Provided is a chain drive system 100 including a plurality of sprockets 101 and 102 over which a chain 130 passes over, and one or more guides 110 and 120 that guide the chain 130. The guides 110 and 120 include integral or separate guide shoes 111 and 121 each having a chain running surface. The chain running surfaces include, in part thereof, a lubricated area 114 where a solid lubricant P is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Masahiko Konno, Kaori Mori, Ryo Segawa
  • Publication number: 20200116240
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a chain guide that eliminates the burden of assembling a guide shoe and a base member together, and prevents the guide shoe from being limited in its movement in the longitudinal guiding direction relative to the base member to improve durability. The guide shoe and the base member of the chain guide according to the invention are united by being integrally molded. The chain guide includes a fixed engaging part where the guide shoe engages with the base member such that the guide shoe is restricted from moving in the longitudinal guiding direction relative to the base member, and a movable engaging part where the guide shoe engages with the base member such that the guide shoe is slidable relative to the base member. A molding gate mark is positioned at or near the fixed engaging part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Iwasaki, Kaori Mori, Yuji Kurematsu
  • Publication number: 20200063849
    Abstract: In a sprocket including a cushion ring coming into contact with link plates of a chain, the cushion ring includes, on an outer circumferential surface, a plurality of convex sections coming into contact with the link plates, and the plurality of convex sections are provided at corresponding positions to tooth tips at identical pitches to a plurality of teeth and include convex sections having different shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Kaori Mori, Yuji Kurematsu
  • Patent number: 10558846
    Abstract: To improve precision in collation processes or create a database of collation images by registering at least a part of captured images not matching a previously registered face image, as a collation face image, a face collation apparatus includes an image acquirer that acquires captured face images captured by a capturing device, a registered-person image storage that stores registered-person images that are previously registered face images, an image collator that collates the captured images with the registered-person images, an unregistered-person image storage that stores the captured images that do not match the registered-person images, an image output that outputs at least one of the unregistered-person images stored in the unregistered-person image storage to a display device, and an image register, selected to be registered by a user, that registers the unregistered-person image, among the unregistered-person images output to the display device, as a registered-person image in the registered-person i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi Yamaoka, Kaori Mori
  • Patent number: 10321747
    Abstract: Provided is a cosmetic assist device that can extract a cosmetic technique for making a user's face look like a target face image. The device includes an image capturing unit for capturing a face image of a user, an input unit for inputting a target face image, a synthesized face image generating unit for generating a plurality of synthesized face images obtained by applying mutually different cosmetic techniques on the face image of the user, a similarity determination unit for determining a degree of similarity between each synthesized face image and the target face image, and a cosmetic technique extraction unit for extracting one of the cosmetic techniques that was used to obtain the synthesized face image determined to have a highest degree of similarity by the similarity determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Tamura, Hiroaki Yoshio, Katsuji Aoki, Kaori Mori, Sonoko Hirasawa, Shin Yamada, Takayuki Matsukawa
  • Publication number: 20190142705
    Abstract: A method for kneading a dental gypsum powder is provided that includes putting the dental gypsum powder and water in a bottle, the dental gypsum powder containing gypsum hemihydrate and a polycarboxylate-based water reducing agent, contained at 0.05 parts by mass to 0.8 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the gypsum hemihydrate, sealing the bottle, and shaking the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: GC Corporation
    Inventors: Daizaburo MORI, Masatoshi YOSHINAGA, Kaori WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180038476
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a chain drive system that can reduce sliding resistance between a chain and a guide shoe, minimize increase of sliding resistance over time, and reduce production cost. Provided is a chain drive system 100 including a plurality of sprockets 101 and 102 over which a chain 130 passes over, and one or more guides 110 and 120 that guide the chain 130. The guides 110 and 120 include integral or separate guide shoes 111 and 121 each having a chain running surface. The chain running surfaces include, in part thereof, a lubricated area 114 where a solid lubricant P is held.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Masahiko Konno, Kaori Mori, Ryo Segawa
  • Publication number: 20170357845
    Abstract: To improve precision in collation processes or create a database of collation images by registering at least a part of captured images not matching a previously registered face image, as a collation face image, a face collation apparatus includes an image acquirer that acquires captured face images captured by a capturing device, a registered-person image storage that stores registered-person images that are previously registered face images, an image collator that collates the captured images with the registered-person images, an unregistered-person image storage that stores the captured images that do not match the registered-person images, an image output that outputs at least one of the unregistered-person images stored in the unregistered-person image storage to a display device, and an image register, selected to be registered by a user, that registers the unregistered-person image, among the unregistered-person images output to the display device, as a registered-person image in the registered-person i
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi YAMAOKA, Kaori MORI
  • Patent number: 9777809
    Abstract: To provide a chain guide that implements stable running of a chain, causes less wear or damage on the inner surface of mounting holes or on mounting shafts, and improves the durability of a reinforcing plate thereof without increasing production cost. A guide shoe includes a guide rail and a plate holding part accommodating a reinforcing plate inserted thereinto from the backside of the guide rail. The reinforcing plate includes a tubular part integral with a first plate surface and protruding from the edge of a mounting hole that extends through the reinforcing plate in a guide width direction. In the chain guide, a plurality of surface irregular parts are provided on a peripheral outer side of the tubular part in stripes along a plurality of imaginary circles concentric to the tubular part on at least one of the first plate surface and a second plate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Manabu Hirayama, Ryo Segawa, Kaori Mori
  • Patent number: 9781336
    Abstract: Provided are a camera that images a subject; a person tracking portion that detects a person from an image which is captured by the camera and tracks the detected person; a person interpretation portion that extracts items including a number of face detections, a movement direction, a facing direction, a focus, a dynamic range and a view angle as store visitor information with respect to the person who is tracked by the person tracking portion; a camera installation condition estimation unit that estimates whether installation conditions including an installation position, a height, the view angle and the focus of the camera are appropriate based on the store visitor information which is extracted by the person interpretation portion; and a user presentation unit that presents a result estimated by the camera installation condition estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yoshio, Kaori Mori, Sumio Yokomitsu
  • Publication number: 20170114873
    Abstract: To provide a chain guide that implements stable running of a chain, causes less wear or damage on the inner surface of mounting holes or on mounting shafts, and improves the durability of a reinforcing plate thereof without increasing production cost. A guide shoe includes a guide rail and a plate holding part accommodating a reinforcing plate inserted thereinto from the backside of the guide rail. The reinforcing plate includes a tubular part integral with a first plate surface and protruding from the edge of a mounting hole that extends through the reinforcing plate in a guide width direction. In the chain guide, a plurality of surface irregular parts are provided on a peripheral outer side of the tubular part in stripes along a plurality of imaginary circles concentric to the tubular part on at least one of the first plate surface and a second plate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Manabu Hirayama, Ryo Segawa, Kaori Mori
  • Publication number: 20150366328
    Abstract: Provided is a cosmetic assist device that can extract a cosmetic technique for making a user's face look like a target face image. The device includes an image capturing unit for capturing a face image of a user, an input unit for inputting a target face image, a synthesized face image generating unit for generating a plurality of synthesized face images obtained by applying mutually different cosmetic techniques on the face image of the user, a similarity determination unit for determining a degree of similarity between each synthesized face image and the target face image, and a cosmetic technique extraction unit for extracting one of the cosmetic techniques that was used to obtain the synthesized face image determined to have a highest degree of similarity by the similarity determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime TAMURA, Hiroaki YOSHIO, Katsuji AOKI, Kaori MORI, Sonoko HIRASAWA, Shin YAMADA, Takayuki MATSUKAWA
  • Patent number: 9086121
    Abstract: A chain guide is provided in which durability is increased, weight can be reduced, material cost is reduced, the uniformity of resin orientation is improved, dimensional errors, errors in shape, internal strains, and defects are reduced, and bending rigidity such as rigidity against deflection and torsion is augmented with a simple configuration. The chain guide is provided with reinforcing ribs at a guide main body. The reinforcing ribs include first inclined reinforcing ribs and second inclined reinforcing ribs that cross each other. A zone in which the reinforcing ribs are not present is provided in the intermediate portion between two support porting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Kaori Mori, Masahiko Konno, Yuji Kurematsu
  • Patent number: 9062741
    Abstract: A ratchet-type tensioner, comprising: a housing; a plunger supported by the housing for movement in opposite advancing and setback directions, the plunger having rack teeth provided thereon, and being arranged to advance with respect to the housing along the advancing direction for applying tension to a traveling transmission medium engaged with rotating members; and a ratchet mechanism capable of restricting the plunger from setting back due to a reaction force acting in a setback direction from the transmission medium; said ratchet mechanism comprising: a ratchet-receiving hole provided within the housing; a ratchet element slidable in the ratchet-receiving hole and movable in a sliding direction transverse to the advancing and setback directions; ratchet teeth on the ratchet element engageable with the rack teeth of the plunger; and a ratchet-biasing means for biasing the ratchet element in an engaging direction along the sliding direction so that the ratchet teeth engage with the rack teeth; said ratchet
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventors: Yuji Kurematsu, Kaori Mori, Munehiro Maeda, Osamu Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140362215
    Abstract: Provided are a camera that images a subject; a person tracking portion that detects a person from an image which is captured by the camera and tracks the detected person; a person interpretation portion that extracts items including a number of face detections, a movement direction, a facing direction, a focus, a dynamic range and a view angle as store visitor information with respect to the person who is tracked by the person tracking portion; a camera installation condition estimation unit that estimates whether installation conditions including an installation position, a height, the view angle and the focus of the camera are appropriate based on the store visitor information which is extracted by the person interpretation portion; and a user presentation unit that presents a result estimated by the camera installation condition estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yoshio, Kaori Mori, Sumio Yokomitsu
  • Patent number: 8900079
    Abstract: A transmission guide comprises a synthetic resin shoe supported by and integrally molded with a synthetic resin base by two-part molding. A guide length retaining mechanism, which can be formed by one or more protrusions on the back of the shoe and one or more cooperating recesses on the supporting surface of the base, retains the shoe against longitudinal movement relative to the base. A guide width retaining mechanism, which can be formed by projections on the edges of the shoe and cooperating holes formed in side walls extending from the supporting surface of the base, retains the shoe against widthwise movement relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventors: Kaori Mori, Masahiko Konno, Yuji Kurematsu
  • Patent number: 8888628
    Abstract: The synthetic resin guide in accordance with the invention comprises an elongated synthetic resin shoe having a front surface for sliding contact with the transmission medium and a back surface opposite from the front surface and a plurality of engaging members disposed in longitudinally spaced relationship to one another. The guide also comprises an elongated synthetic resin base in contact with the back surface of the shoe and supporting the shoe, the base having a plurality of longitudinally spaced engaged portions each of which engages with one of the engaging members. One engaging member is fixed to the engaged portion with which it is engaged. The other engaging members are longitudinally movable relative to the engaged portions with which they are engaged. Thus, the guide allows longitudinal thermal expansion and contraction of the shoe relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventors: Masahiko Konno, Kaori Mori, Yuji Kurematsu
  • Publication number: 20140274514
    Abstract: A chain guide is provided in which durability is increased, weight can be reduced, material cost is reduced, the uniformity of resin orientation is improved, dimensional errors, errors in shape, internal strains, and defects are reduced, and bending rigidity such as rigidity against deflection and torsion is augmented with a simple configuration. The chain guide is provided with reinforcing ribs at a guide main body. The reinforcing ribs include first inclined reinforcing ribs and second inclined reinforcing ribs that cross each other. A zone in which the reinforcing ribs are not present is provided in the intermediate portion between two support porting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Kaori Mori, Masahiko Konno, Yuji Kurematsu
  • Publication number: 20140213401
    Abstract: By employing a simple configuration, a space required for engine room can be minimized while securing enough strength, rigidity, and durability, and a reduction in a material waste, manufacturing processes, and manufacturing cost can be accomplished while occurrence of a crack or breakage during use is prevented. A chain guide includes a guide shoe, a base member configured to reinforce the guide shoe, and attaching sections. The base member is formed by a bar made of a metal material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Masahiko Konno, Kaori Mori, Yuichiro Ishikawa, Yudai Takagi