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).

  • Patent number: 6742901
    Abstract: As an imaging prevention method for interfering unauthorized imaging of a number of visual images projected on a screen, there is employed a method for projecting infrared light to a viewer/audience direction from at least one or more infrared light projector devices disposed at a rear side of the screen. According to the method, an amount of infrared light is directly incident into an imaging apparatus whereby increasing the prevention effect causes more infrared light to be directly incident into the imaging apparatus of a person conducting the unauthorized act.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Shinya Kataoka, Norifumi Zushi, Yuko Kudo
  • Publication number: 20040091248
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for recording a video signal into a recording medium. The video signal is included in a stream signal. The apparatus comprises a detector detecting display time information included in the stream signal and a decoder decoding the stream signal to output the video signal, and a scaler changing a display scale of the video signal outputted by the decoder in response to a desired size of a thumbnail. A switch is connected to an output of the scaler, while a memory is connected via the switch to the scaler. The apparatus further comprises a unit acquiring the display time information detected by the detector in response to an acquisition command for the thumbnail, and a controller controlling the switch so that the video signal outputted from the scaler is stored in the memory. The outputted video signal corresponds to the acquired display time information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichiro Tada, Katsumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 6725657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power transmission apparatus for transmitting power by utilizing kinetic energy of a fluid, such as a torque converter, a fluid coupling, or the like. In a power transmission apparatus for taking out kinetic energy given to a fluid for power transmission by a prime mover as rotational power, water is supplied as a working fluid to a coupling section comprising an impeller (10) and a runner (11), water is supplied as a lubricating fluid to lubricate bearings (8, 9) for supporting an input shaft (7) and an output shaft (16) which are connected respectively to the impeller (10) and the runner (11), and water is supplied as a working fluid in a hydraulic servo mechanism for controlling a scoop tube (14) for adjusting the amount of water in the coupling section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Kazuo Hattori, Hiroshi Ogata, Michio Otsuka, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Yoshinori Kataya
  • Publication number: 20040074727
    Abstract: A fluid coupling transmits power from a drive side to a driven side by utilizing kinetic energy of fluid such as oil. The fluid coupling comprises a pump impeller (4) provided on a drive shaft (1), a turbine impeller (5) provided on a driven shaft (9), a housing (20) fixed to the pump impeller (4) and surrounding the turbine impeller, and a multiple disc clutch provided between a drive shaft side and a driven shaft side. The multiple disc clutch is operated to couple the drive shaft (1) and the driven shaft (9) mechanically so that the drive shaft and the driven shaft are rotated at the same rotational speed. Thus, the fluid coupling can improve a power transmitting efficiency because of no slip between the rotational speed of the drive shaft and the rotational speed of the driven shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Kazuo Hattori, Hiroshi Ogata, Yoshinori Kataya, Kazuhiko Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20040054437
    Abstract: A robot control apparatus obtains movement speed of a monitor point from a motion command of a control point such as a support, each joint, and the like generated based on a program or the like to control motion so that each region of a robot always becomes a command speed or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Sachiyo Minoshima, Minoru Kimura, Hisako Kimura
  • Publication number: 20030214640
    Abstract: As an imaging prevention method for interfering unauthorized imaging of visual image projected on a screen, there is employed a method for projecting infrared light to a viewer/audience direction from at least one or more infrared light projector means disposed at a rear side of the screen. According to the method, an amount of the infrared light directly is incident into an imaging apparatus whereby increasing the prevention effect since the more infrared light is directly incident into the imaging apparatus of a person conducting the unauthorized act.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Shinya Kataoka, Norifumi Zushi, Yuko Kudo
  • Publication number: 20030206279
    Abstract: As an imaging prevention method for interfering unauthorized imaging of visual image projected on a screen, there is employed a method for projecting infrared light to a viewer/audience direction from at least one or more infrared light projector means disposed at a rear side of the screen. According to the method, an amount of the infrared light directly is incident into an imaging apparatus whereby increasing the prevention effect since the more infrared light is directly incident into the imaging apparatus of a person conducting the unauthorized act.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Shinya Kataoka, Norifumi Zushi, Yuko Kudo
  • Publication number: 20030206278
    Abstract: As an imaging prevention method for interfering unauthorized imaging of visual image projected on a screen, there is employed a method for projecting infrared light to a viewer/audience direction from at least one or more infrared light projector means disposed at a rear side of the screen. According to the method, an amount of the infrared light directly is incident into an imaging apparatus whereby increasing the prevention effect since the more infrared light is directly incident into the imaging apparatus of a person conducting the unauthorized act.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Shinya Kataoka, Norifumi Zushi, Yuko Kudo
  • Publication number: 20030168592
    Abstract: Here is disclosed a method for generation of a molecular beam from a sample solution, comprising steps of operating a spray-in device to introduce the sample solution in atomized state into a spray chamber, impinging a suitable gas on the sample solution in atomized state or heating the sample solution in atomized state to generate solute molecules deprived of solvent molecules, and then ejecting these solute molecules through an orifice into a low air pressure chamber. The apparatus as well as the method according to the present invention enable to generate a molecular beam for a variety of molecules, particularly for the neutral molecules which can be decomposed by heating at a high temperature or those which can not be sublimated or vaporized even by heating at a high temperature, as long as the sample solutions are prepared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Toshiki Yamada, Hidenori Shinohara, Shinro Mashiko, Katsumi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20020171813
    Abstract: As an imaging prevention method for interfering unauthorized imaging of visual image projected on a screen, there is employed a method for projecting infrared light to a viewer/audience direction from at least one or more infrared light projector means disposed at a rear side of the screen. According to the method, an amount of the infrared light directly is incident into an imaging apparatus whereby increasing the prevention effect since the more infrared light is directly incident into the imaging apparatus of a person conducting the unauthorized act.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Shinya Kataoka, Norifumi Zushi, Yuko Kudo
  • Patent number: 6062021
    Abstract: A fluid coupling includes an input shaft having a speed-increasing gear train, an impeller operatively connected to the input shaft, an impeller casing fixed to the impeller, and an output shaft having a runner operatively combined with the impeller. The impeller, the runner and the impeller casing jointly define a working fluid chamber. The impeller casing and the impeller are made of a material having a small specific gravity and a high allowable stress range for reducing centrifugal stresses developed therein when the impeller casing rotates at high speeds. The material may be a titanium alloy or an aluminum alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Kazuo Hattori, Michio Otsuka, Hiroshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 5889916
    Abstract: A video data recording apparatus for recording video data using a tape-like recording medium accommodated in a cassette provided with a semiconductor memory by which it is possible to suitably determine the cuts and make effective use of the semiconductor memory to enable efficient editing. The user can mark the recorded video data with the desired starting position and ending position of the video data. The marked cuts are used to extract the index picture and, at the same time, the recording positions of the cuts and an index picture on the tape recording medium are recorded in the semiconductor memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Kenji Maekawa, Shigeru Kato, Masataka Mukai, Masao Naito, Kiyoshi Inoue, Takeo Nishijima
  • Patent number: 5850897
    Abstract: In a power transmitting apparatus for transmitting power from the driving side to the driven side using a fluid joint means, a rolling bearing clutch including an inner ring, an outer ring and a plurality of rollers interposed between track surfaces of the outer periphery of the inner ring and the inner periphery of the outer ring is disposed between the driving side and the driven side for performing ON/OFF operations by allowing the track surfaces of the inner ring and the outer ring to move near to each other or away from each other, and the driving side and the driven side are mechanically connected to each other without any fluid joint means interposed therebetween by shifting the bearing clutch to the ON position whereby a power transmitting efficiency can be improved without any slip loss by mechanically connecting the driving side to the driven side with a clutch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Michio Otsuka, Hiroshi Ogata, Kazuo Hattori, Masahiko Ebisui
  • Patent number: 5720371
    Abstract: A rolling bearing clutch including an inner ring, an outer ring and a plurality of rollers interposed between the track surfaces formed on the inner and outer rings, said rollers are inclined with a predetermined twist angle (.beta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignees: Ebara Corporation, THK Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Kaoru Hoshide
  • Patent number: 5406792
    Abstract: A quick acceleration fluid coupling comprising: a fluid coupling working chamber defined by an impeller attached to a driving shaft, a runner attached to a driven shaft, and an impeller casing attached to the impeller and surrounding the runner; and a passage for supplying hydraulic oil into the fluid coupling working chamber; wherein the passage includes a control valve operable to be fully opened and closed rapidly, and a bypass passage having an oil control orifice, which bypasses the control valve; thereby the rotational speed of the driven shaft can be changed rapidly from the lowest to the highest or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Ryuji Sakai, Hiroshi Ogata, Kazuo Hattori, Michio Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 4901813
    Abstract: A motorcycle provided with a receiving chamber positioned beneath the seat includes a forwardly inclined engine and a generally horizontally disposed transmission to permit expansion of the carrying capacity of the receiving chamber. The receiving chamber rear wall, moreover, is depressed inwardly to create an external recess for extending the clearance space between the chamber and the rear wheel, as well as providing a protrusion interiorly of the chamber capable of positioning a helmet therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsumi Kimura, Masamitsu Anzawa, Masamichi Uchida, Tomohiko Akashi
  • Patent number: 4579190
    Abstract: A power unit swing type motorcycle provided with a foot floor positioned lower than a line connecting the center of the front wheel axle and that of the rear wheel axle, and a power unit disposed so that its center of gravity is located substantially on the said line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michiyoshi Hashimoto, Katsumi Kimura, Hisafumi Shako
  • Patent number: 4487283
    Abstract: In a motorcycle, the frame body has the shape of a single pipe over its whole length, and carries a front shield at its front portion, a floor at its intermediate portion, and a body cover at its rear portion, respectively. The front shield is formed of a one-piece member formed integrally with a head lamp housing, an auxiliary fender, leg shields, and foot rests. The body cover is formed of a one-piece member formed integrally with a plurality of continuous vertical walls which cooperatively enclose a space below the seat. The floor is joined at its opposite lateral edges to a pair of brackets mounted on the intermediate portion of the frame body at opposite lateral sides of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Suzuki, Kenzi Izawa, Katsumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 4444709
    Abstract: A metal wire-containing polymeric laminate tape is continuously produced by superimposing a pair of primary cross-linked, electro-insulating thermoplastic polymer tapes side by side along the longitudinal axes thereof under tension, while a plurality of metal wires are interposed, under tension, in parallel to each other, between the primary tapes along the longitudinal axes thereof; by heating the resultant precursory laminate tape up to a temperature of from 10.degree. to 120.degree. C. above the melting point of the corresponding thermoplastic polymer, which is not cross-linked; by pressing the heated precursory laminate tape by using a pair of elastic pressing rolls, whereby the primary tapes are heat-bonded together to provide a body of laminate matrix within which the metal wires are embedded; and, optionally, by cooling the resultant laminate tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Assignee: UBE Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masumi Hayashi, Kazuo Ogawa, Katsumi Kimura, Hiroshi Ishii, Satoshi Bandai