Patents by Inventor Katsumi Kimura

Katsumi Kimura 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: 20200247319
    Abstract: A surrounding vehicle display device includes: a surrounding information detection device that obtains information on surroundings of a host vehicle; and a vehicle speed sensor that detects a vehicle speed of the host vehicle. The surrounding vehicle display device includes a controller that uses the information obtained by the surrounding information detection device to generate a virtual image that indicates the surroundings of the host vehicle as being viewed from above the host vehicle and a display displays the virtual image. The controller makes a display region of at least a rear region around the host vehicle on the virtual image wide when the vehicle speed detected by the vehicle speed sensor is higher than a low vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youji Shimizu, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Seiko Kawai, Katsumi Kimura, Ryusuke Ueki
  • Publication number: 20200219398
    Abstract: A surrounding vehicle display device includes: a surrounding information detection device that obtains information on surroundings of a host vehicle; a virtual image generation unit that uses the information obtained by the surrounding information detection device to generate a virtual image that indicates the surroundings of the host vehicle as being viewed from above the host vehicle; and a controller that starts examination of whether to perform the auto lane change before performing the auto lane change. The controller starts the examination of whether to perform the auto lane change before performing the auto lane change and then makes a display region of the surroundings of the host vehicle on the virtual image wider than a display region before the examination is started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youji Shimizu, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Seiko Kawai, Katsumi Kimura, Ryusuke Ueki
  • Publication number: 20200168785
    Abstract: A piezoelectric device includes a piezoelectric body at least a portion of which can bend and vibrate, an upper electrode on an upper surface of the piezoelectric body and in which distortion of a crystal lattice is reduced as a distance from the upper surface of the piezoelectric body increases, a lower electrode on a lower surface of the piezoelectric body and in which distortion of a crystal lattice is reduced as a distance from the upper surface of the piezoelectric body increases, and a support substrate below the piezoelectric body, in which a recess extending from a lower surface of the support substrate toward the lower surface of the piezoelectric device is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Shinsuke IKEUCHI, Tetsuya KIMURA, Katsumi FUJIMOTO, Yutaka KISHIMOTO, Fumiya KUROKAWA, Yuzo KISHI
  • Publication number: 20200168787
    Abstract: A piezoelectric device includes a piezoelectric single crystal body with a homogeneous polarization state and of which at least a portion flexurally vibrates, an upper electrode on an upper surface of the piezoelectric single crystal body, a lower electrode on a lower surface of the piezoelectric single crystal body, and a supporting substrate below the piezoelectric single crystal body. A recess extends from a lower surface of the supporting substrate toward the lower surface of the piezoelectric single crystal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Shinsuke IKEUCHI, Tetsuya KIMURA, Katsumi FUJIMOTO, Yutaka KISHIMOTO, Fumiya KUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200138802
    Abstract: Methods of further reducing cardiovascular risk in subjects with coronary artery disease on moderate intensity statins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Yasushi Saito, Ryozo Nagai, Masunori Matsuzaki, Takeshi Kimura, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Hiroyuki Daida, Satoshi Iimuro, Hiroshi Iwata, Yukio Ozaki, Ichiro Sakuma, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Kiyoshi Hibi, Takafumi Hiro, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Seiji Hokimoto, Katsumi Miyauchi, Yasuo Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10618954
    Abstract: Disclosed is to identify a target molecule that is involved in Dkk1-induced hyperproliferation of tumor cells to provide a novel antitumor agent. Cytoskeleton-associated protein 4 (CKAP4) specifically regulates the hyperproliferation effects that are induced by dickkopf-related protein 1 (Dkk1), and proliferation of tumor cells can be suppressed by inhibiting expression or function of CKAP4 in the tumor cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akira Kikuchi, Katsumi Fumoto, Hirokazu Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200078876
    Abstract: A portable cutting machine allows a large battery pack to be attached on the rear of a handle unit without largely increasing the height of the handle unit. A portable cutting machine to which a battery pack having a connecting surface is attachable includes a base that comes in contact with a workpiece, a cutting machine body supported on an upper surface of the base and including a cutting blade protruding from a lower surface of the base to cut the workpiece, an electric motor that drives the cutting blade, and a handle unit grippable by a user, and a battery attachment portion located opposite to the cutting blade with respect to the handle unit to receive the battery pack attachable by sliding in a posture with the connecting surface facing sideward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsumi OKOUCHI, Yoshihiro KIMURA, Hirotomo INAYOSHI, Kenji HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190314768
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to a separation membrane for selectively separating a component (A) from a fluid containing the component (A) and a component (B), wherein the separation membrane has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, an affinity of the first surface side of the separation membrane for the component (A) is higher than an affinity of the first surface side of the separation membrane for the component (B), and an affinity of the second surface side of the separation membrane for the component (A) is higher than the affinity of the first surface side of the separation membrane for the component (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Naomichi KIMURA, Terukazu IHARA, Katsumi ISHII, Akira SHIMAZU, Yuri ITO
  • Patent number: 9472226
    Abstract: Provided is a precise alignment method for an optical component that positions a slider to X-axis and Y-axis coordinates of maximal intensity in a manner such that frame images of a laser beam passing through an optical waveguide are captured while relatively moving the slider and a semiconductor laser device at a uniform speed in the X and Y directions, the X-axis coordinate of the maximal intensity is calculated by performing a fitting calculation only in the X direction, frame images of a laser beam passing through the optical waveguide are captured by relatively moving the slider and the semiconductor laser device at a uniform speed only in the Y direction while the X-axis coordinate is fixed, and the Y-axis coordinate of the target maximal intensity is calculated by performing a fitting calculation only in the Y direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI INFORMATION & TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Takumi Nakada, Hiroaki Nishihara
  • Patent number: 9180813
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a first sound emitting device, a second sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The first sound emitting device emits a first intermittent notification sound inside a cabin interior of a vehicle. The second sound emitting device emits a second intermittent notification sound outside of the cabin interior of the vehicle. The notification sound control device operates the first and second sound emitting devices to separately emit the first and second intermittent notification sounds in at least a partially overlapping pattern in response to occurrence of a vehicle condition to convey a same type of vehicle information to both inside and outside of the cabin interior of the vehicle. The notification sound control device includes a cabin interior-exterior notification sound synchronizing section that is configured to synchronize the first and second intermittent notification sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hideo Yoshino, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150162026
    Abstract: Provided is a precise alignment method for an optical component that positions a slider to X-axis and Y-axis coordinates of maximal intensity in a manner such that frame images of a laser beam passing through an optical waveguide are captured while relatively moving the slider and a semiconductor laser device at a uniform speed in the X and Y directions, the X-axis coordinate of the maximal intensity is calculated by performing a fitting calculation only in the X direction, frame images of a laser beam passing through the optical waveguide are captured by relatively moving the slider and the semiconductor laser device at a uniform speed only in the Y direction while the X-axis coordinate is fixed, and the Y-axis coordinate of the target maximal intensity is calculated by performing a fitting calculation only in the Y direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Takumi Nakada, Hiroaki Nishihara
  • Patent number: 8911115
    Abstract: One spectrum correction filter that changes a spectral characteristic of emission light from the light source, at least one neutral density filter disposed on the same optical axis of the spectrum correction filter, wherein the at least one spectrum correction filter and/or the at least one neutral density filter is tilted so that a travel direction of reflection light reflected from the at least one spectrum correction filter is deviated from the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Ogawa, Kentarou Oohashi, Kazuyoshi Yamada, Katsumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8773253
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device emits a movement notification sound to outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle is moving at a low speed. The notification sound control device operates the sound emitting device to selectively emit the movement notification sound. The notification sound control device includes a notification sound prohibiting section and a prohibition cancelling section. The notification sound prohibiting section prohibits an emission of the movement notification sound by the sound emitting device. The prohibition cancelling section cancels a notification sound emission prohibition imposed by the notification sound prohibiting section either upon a vehicle speed of the vehicle exceeding a prescribed vehicle speed or based on position information of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Yoshino, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Yoshiro Tateishi, Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8730027
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device emits a starting movement notification sound to outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an outside area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will transition from a stopped state to a moving state, and emits a moving notification sound to outside of the vehicle to inform a person in the outside area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle is moving. The notification sound control device operates the sound emitting device to selectively emit the starting movement notification sound. The notification sound control device includes a notification sound emission timing section that sets a start timing of the starting movement notification sound in response to a shift operation having been performed and an additional start movement preparation operation of the vehicle having been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hideo Yoshino, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8669858
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device is configured to emit a movement notification sound to an outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will move. The notification sound control device is configured to operate the sound emitting device in response to occurrence of a vehicle condition. The notification sound control device setting the movement notification sound of the sound emitting device to a frequency in a range of 1.5 kHz to 6 kHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Yoshino, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8665081
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device emits forward and reverse advancement notification sounds outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will move. The notification sound control device operates the sound emitting device to selectively emit the forward and reverse movement notifications. The notification sound control device includes forward and reverse advancement notification sound emission timing sections. A start timing of the forward advancement notification sound is set in response to both a forward movement shift operation having been performed and an additional start movement preparation operation of the vehicle having been performed. A start timing of the reverse movement notification sound is set to be emitted immediately in response to the reverse movement shift operation having been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Yoshino, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8644665
    Abstract: To project a rectangular laser spot having a predetermined size and a high laser power density onto the surface of an object, a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus comprises a control unit for controlling power of a laser light source, an optical waveguide unit (1) including a core section (10) transmitting laser light and a clad section (11) covering the core section (10), and a lens (3) for forming the laser light output through the optical waveguide unit (1) into a laser spot having a predetermined shape, an output end surface (15) of the core section (10) has a rectangular shape with one side length of 1 ?m to 20 ?m and the other side length of 1 mm to 60 mm, and the laser source is set to make the power density of the laser spot output from the core section (10) to be 0.1 mW/?m2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ogino, Katsumi Kimura, Yasuhiro Iida, Kazuhiro Soga
  • Patent number: 8599006
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device is configured to emit a movement notification sound to outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will move. The notification sound control device is configured to operate the sound emitting device to emit a movement notification during a period from when a vehicle speed becomes equal to or smaller than a prescribed value until a prescribed amount of time has elapsed in a situation where the vehicle speed becomes equal to or smaller than the prescribed value while the forward movement notification sound is being emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hideo Yoshino, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130009769
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device is configured to emit a movement notification sound to outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle will move. The notification sound control device is configured to operate the sound emitting device to emit a movement notification during a period from when a vehicle speed becomes equal to or smaller than a prescribed value until a prescribed amount of time has elapsed in a situation where the vehicle speed becomes equal to or smaller than the prescribed value while the forward movement notification sound is being emitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Hideo Yoshino, Yuji Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120299718
    Abstract: A vehicle notification sound emitting apparatus is basically provided with a sound emitting device and a notification sound control device. The sound emitting device emits a movement notification sound to outside of a vehicle to inform a person in an area surrounding the vehicle that the vehicle is moving at a low speed. The notification sound control device operates the sound emitting device to selectively emit the movement notification sound. The notification sound control device includes a notification sound prohibiting section and a prohibition cancelling section. The notification sound prohibiting section prohibits an emission of the movement notification sound by the sound emitting device. The prohibition cancelling section cancels a notification sound emission prohibition imposed by the notification sound prohibiting section either upon a vehicle speed of the vehicle exceeding a prescribed vehicle speed or based on position information of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Yoshino, Tsuyoshi Kanuma, Yoshiro Tateishi, Hironori Saito, Katsumi Kimura