Patents by Inventor Katsumi Tanaka

Katsumi Tanaka 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: 11446902
    Abstract: Provided is a molding packaging material capable of sealing without causing sealing failure, significantly reducing cleaning frequency of a seal bar to improve productivity, and preventing occurrence of delamination. The molding packaging material includes a PBT terephthalate (PBT) layer 2, a heat fusible resin layer 3, and a metal foil layer 4 between the two layers. The PBT layer 2 and the metal foil layer 4 are bonded via an outer adhesive layer 5. The outer adhesive layer 5 is formed of a urethane adhesive cured film composed of a polyester polyol, a polyfunctional isocyanate compound, and polyhydric alcohol. The polyester polyol contains a dicarboxylic acid component, the dicarboxylic acid component includes an aromatic dicarboxylic acid. The dicarboxylic acid component contains an aromatic dicarboxylic acid. The content rate of the aromatic dicarboxylic acid in the dicarboxylic acid component is 40 mol % to 80 mol %. The Young's modulus of the cured film of the urethane adhesive is 70 MPa to 400 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO PACKAGING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yoshino, Yuji Minamibori, Katsumi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11442176
    Abstract: A Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) enabled device includes an inertial sensor and receiver circuitry to track a position of the GNSS enabled device. The receiver circuitry selects a mode of a GNSS technology based on power available at the GNSS enabled device and a positioning error value associated with the mode of the GNSS technology. The positioning error value associated with the selected mode is less than a specified accuracy threshold. The receiver circuitry calibrates the inertial sensor based on the selected mode of the GNSS technology to track the position of the GNSS enabled device to reduce the overall power consumption at the GNSS enabled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Tanaka, Mohamed Youssef, Hidetoshi Kawauchi, Katsumi Takaoka, Kazukuni Takanohashi
  • Publication number: 20220245596
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for an in-vehicle infotainment platform for a vehicle. The in-vehicle infotainment platform includes a memory and an electronic control unit. The memory is configured to store meeting information including video conferencing information or audio conferencing information. The electronic control unit is coupled to the memory. The electronic control unit is configured to automatically connect to a video conference using the video conferencing information or automatically connect to an audio conference using the audio conferencing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Makoto Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220242352
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for monitoring a vehicle. The system includes a sensor of the vehicle configured to detect sensor data indicating a presence of an object, occupant, or pet within the vehicle. The system also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) of the vehicle communicatively coupled to the sensor. The ECU is configured to determine whether the object, occupant, or pet is within the vehicle. The ECU is also configured to provide a notification to a user of the vehicle regarding the presence of the object, occupant, or pet within the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Masashi Nakagawa, Divya Sai Toopran, Makoto Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220213025
    Abstract: A method for producing a highly polymerizable N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide monomer includes (A) melting a crude N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide monomer comprising 50 to 88 mass % of an N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide monomer by heating, followed by cooling for precipitation, and subjecting precipitated N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide monomer crystals to solid-liquid separation (step (A)), and (B) further dissolving the N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide monomer crystals separated in the step (A) in a mixed solvent of ethyl acetate and an aliphatic hydrocarbon having 6 to 7 carbon atoms, then performing crystallization, performing solid-liquid separation, and recovering an N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide monomer purified product (step (B)), wherein a mass ratio of ethyl acetate/N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide monomer crystal in step (B) is 0.01 to 0.5, and a mass ratio of aliphatic hydrocarbon having 6 to 7 carbon atoms/N-vinyl carboxylic acid amide monomer crystal in step (B) is 0.5 to 3.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Naoyuki TANAKA, Katsumi MIKAMI, Takamitsu KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220159791
    Abstract: This high-frequency hardening apparatus is provided with: an induction heating coil which has a U-shaped part that sandwiches a turbine blade, a pair of linear parts, and a connection part connecting the U-shaped part and the linear parts; a temperature detection unit which detects, in a non-contact manner, temperature around the induction heating coil; a moving mechanism which relatively moves the turbine blade and the induction heating coil in the direction of blade height; an electrical current supply unit which supplies a high-frequency electrical current to the induction heating coil; and a control device which has an electrical current control unit that, on the basis of a detection value provided by the temperature detection unit, controls the magnitude of the high-frequency electrical current supplied from the electrical current supply unit such that the detection value will not exceed a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Kunio ASAI, Keiko SHISHIME, Shuichi ISHIZAWA, Takeshi KUDO, Yurika NAGAI, Katsumi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200215795
    Abstract: Provided is a molding packaging material capable of sealing without causing sealing failure, significantly reducing cleaning frequency of a seal bar to improve productivity, and preventing occurrence of delamination. The molding packaging material includes a PBT terephthalate (PBT) layer 2, a heat fusible resin layer 3, and a metal foil layer 4 between the two layers. The PBT layer 2 and the metal foil layer 4 are bonded via an outer adhesive layer 5. The outer adhesive layer 5 is formed of a urethane adhesive cured film composed of a polyester polyol, a polyfunctional isocyanate compound, and polyhydric alcohol. The polyester polyol contains a dicarboxylic acid component, the dicarboxylic acid component includes an aromatic dicarboxylic acid. The dicarboxylic acid component contains an aromatic dicarboxylic acid. The content rate of the aromatic dicarboxylic acid in the dicarboxylic acid component is 40 mol % to 80 mol %. The Young's modulus of the cured film of the urethane adhesive is 70 MPa to 400 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO PACKAGING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji YOSHINO, Yuji MINAMIBORI, Katsumi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180197215
    Abstract: A billing system includes an operation unit, a determination unit, an extraction unit, a first calculator, and a second calculator. The operation unit receives an operation for executing a function provided by one device of a plurality of devices. The determination unit determines whether the one device is available for the function associated with the operation received by the operation unit. The extraction unit extracts another device that is available for the function as a substitute for the one device when the determination unit determines that the one device is not available for the function. The first calculator calculates a fee for the function to be executed by the other device. The second calculator calculates a total billed amount based on the fee calculated by the first calculator and content executed by the other device when the function is executed by the other device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi TORIUMI, Yasunori TSUKIOKA, Shunsuke WATANABE, Yuka KONNO, Katsumi TANAKA, Mie WATANABE, Hirohisa SAITOH, Hiroyuki SAKUYAMA, Tohru SASAKI, Atsushi OKAZATO
  • Patent number: 9712694
    Abstract: An operation unit in a child device causes a main unit in the child device to execute a stand-alone job, and causes the main unit and a server device to execute a cooperating job. The main unit executes the stand-alone job every time it is requested, and generates and manages a stand-alone job log including stand-alone job log identification information. The server device controls the execution of stand-alone jobs included in the cooperating job based on a request for executing the cooperating job, and manages cooperating job identification information associated with the stand-alone job log identification information of the stand-alone jobs included in the cooperating job. The server device acquires the stand-alone job logs from the main unit and extracts the stand-alone job logs including the stand-alone job log identification information associated with the cooperating job identification information, to generate a cooperating job log corresponding to the cooperating job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Tohru Sasaki, Hirohisa Saitoh, Mie Watanabe, Shunsuke Watanabe, Yuka Konno, Takashi Toriumi, Yasunori Tsukioka, Katsumi Tanaka, Hiroyuki Sakuyama, Atsushi Okazato, Koichiro Maemura, Yukinori Ishii, Tomohiro Kuroyanagi, Fumiyoshi Kittaka, Makoto Sasaki, Junki Aoki, Takuya Mori
  • Patent number: 9692917
    Abstract: An operating information storing system includes a master apparatus and multiple slave apparatuses. The master apparatus and each slave apparatus respectively include a first processor. The master apparatus includes a nonvolatile memory, the first processor that acquires operating information generated by each slave apparatus, stores the acquired operating information, and determines if at least one operating information indicates specific operating information, and a first transmitter. Each slave apparatus includes a volatile memory, a second processor to store generated operating information in the volatile memory sequentially, and a second transmitter that transfers the operating information stored in the volatile memory to the master apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Okazato, Hirohisa Saitoh, Mie Watanabe, Shunsuke Watanabe, Yuka Konno, Takashi Toriumi, Yasunori Tsukioka, Hiroyuki Sakuyama, Tohru Sasaki, Katsumi Tanaka, Koichiro Maemura, Yukinori Ishii, Tomohiro Kuroyanagi, Fumiyoshi Kittaka, Makoto Sasaki, Junki Aoki, Takuya Mori
  • Patent number: 9454069
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment of the disclosure, an illumination system includes a light source that emits an illumination light flux. A first lens array has a plurality of first small lenses arranged therein. The first small lenses divide the illumination light flux emitted from the light source into a plurality of segmental light fluxes. A second lens array has a plurality of second small lenses arranged therein. The second small lenses have a one-to-one correspondence with the first small lenses and are configured to receive the segmental light fluxes exiting from the first small lenses. At least some of the second small lenses each include a plurality of lens elements disposed in a surface direction that is the same as the second small lenses. A superimposing lens superimposes on an illuminated area the segmental light fluxes exiting from the plurality of second small lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Tanaka, Osamu Fujimaki
  • Publication number: 20160274824
    Abstract: An operation unit in a child device causes a main unit in the child device to execute a stand-alone job, and causes the main unit and a server device to execute a cooperating job. The main unit executes the stand-alone job every time it is requested, and generates and manages a stand-alone job log including stand-alone job log identification information. The server device controls the execution of stand-alone jobs included in the cooperating job based on a request for executing the cooperating job, and manages cooperating job identification information associated with the stand-alone job log identification information of the stand-alone jobs included in the cooperating job. The server device acquires the stand-alone job logs from the main unit and extracts the stand-alone job logs including the stand-alone job log identification information associated with the cooperating job identification information, to generate a cooperating job log corresponding to the cooperating job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Tohru SASAKI, Hirohisa SAITOH, Mie WATANABE, Shunsuke WATANABE, Yuka KONNO, Takashi TORIUMI, Yasunori TSUKIOKA, Katsumi TANAKA, Hiroyuki SAKUYAMA, Atsushi OKAZATO, Koichiro MAEMURA, Yukinori ISHII, Tomohiro KUROYANAGI, Fumiyoshi KITTAKA, Makoto SASAKI, Junki AOKI, Takuya MORI
  • Publication number: 20160277604
    Abstract: An operating information storing system includes a master apparatus and multiple slave apparatuses. The master apparatus and each slave apparatus respectively include a first processor. The master apparatus includes a nonvolatile memory, the first processor that acquires operating information generated by each slave apparatus, stores the acquired operating information, and determines if at least one operating information indicates specific operating information, and a first transmitter. Each slave apparatus includes a volatile memory, a second processor to store generated operating information in the volatile memory sequentially, and a second transmitter that transfers the operating information stored in the volatile memory to the master apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi OKAZATO, Hirohisa SAITOH, Mie WATANABE, Shunsuke WATANABE, Yuka KONNO, Takashi TORIUMI, Yasunori TSUKIOKA, Hiroyuki SAKUYAMA, Tohru SASAKI, Katsumi TANAKA, Koichiro MAEMURA, Yukinori ISHII, Tomohiro KUROYANAGI, Fumiyoshi KITTAKA, Makoto SASAKI, Junki AOKI, Takuya MORI
  • Publication number: 20160158875
    Abstract: A fabrication method of a steam turbine blade equipped with an erosion shield includes the steps of preparing constituent elements including the steam turbine blade having a blade part, the erosion shield to be joined to a leading edge part of the blade part on the tip side thereof, and a shim to be disposed between the blade part and the erosion shield, any of the constituent elements having a backing part to serve as a backing for preventing burn through of molten metal at the time of the electron beam welding; assembling the constituent elements; performing electron beam welding to the leading edge part of the blade part, the erosion shield and the shim while utilizing the backing; and machining including removal of the backing part, after the electron beam welding, thereby forming the steam turbine blade in the shape of a final product thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Mikihisa ISHIHARA, Hiroyuki ENDO, Katsumi TANAKA, Koji KASHIGUCHI, Toshiyuki MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20160108743
    Abstract: Disclosed is a turbine blade including a turbine blade substrate including an iron-base alloy; an erosion shield plate including a Co-base alloy; and a shim including a Ni—Fe alloy, in which the erosion shield plate is fixed to a leading edge of the turbine blade substrate with the shim therebetween by an electron beam welding. Thus, a turbine blade having a highly reliable, bonded portion of an erosion shield, and a turbine rotor and a steam turbine using the turbine blade are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Masahiko ARAI, Hiroyuki DOI, Hideo YODA, Katsumi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20150341441
    Abstract: An information processing system includes electronic devices each including a display unit, and at least one information processing apparatus including a display unit. The information processing apparatus is able to communicate with the electronic devices via a network. The information processing system includes a first sharing unit configured to cause sharing of display contents of the display unit of a first electronic device of the electronic devices and the display unit of the information processing apparatus; and a second sharing unit configured to acquire, from the first electronic device, information of a second electronic device of the electronic devices that is operating in cooperation with the first electronic device, and cause sharing of display contents of the display unit of the second electronic device and the display unit of the information processing apparatus based on the information of the second electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hirohisa SAITOH, Tomohiro Kuroyanagi, Tohru Sasaki, Atsushi Okazato, Makoto Sasaki, Junki Aoki, Takuya Mori, Mie Watanabe, Tatsuo Nishimura, Yukinori Ishii, Yasunori Tsukioka, Shunsuke Watanabe, Hiroyuki Sakuyama, Yuka Konno, Katsumi Tanaka, Takashi Toriumi
  • Patent number: 9104094
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment of the disclosure, an illumination system includes a light source that emits an illumination light flux. A first lens array has a plurality of first small lenses arranged therein. The first small lenses divide the illumination light flux emitted from the light source into a plurality of segmental light fluxes. A second lens array has a plurality of second small lenses arranged therein. The second small lenses have a one-to-one correspondence with the first small lenses and are configured to receive the segmental light fluxes exiting from the first small lenses. At least some of the second small lenses each include a plurality of lens elements disposed in a surface direction that is the same as the second small lenses. A superimposing lens superimposes on an illuminated area the segmental light fluxes exiting from the plurality of second small lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Coporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Tanaka, Osamu Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 9039190
    Abstract: A projector including a light source unit, a lens integrator system, a light modulator having an image formation region where light from the lens integrator system is modulated in accordance with image information, and a projection system that projects light from the light modulator, wherein the projection system is so disposed that the optical axis of the light incident on the projection system is shifted from the optical axis of the projection system in a predetermined direction when the projection system is viewed in the direction in which the light travels toward the projection system, and the lens integrator system is so configured that illuminance of the light on a first side corresponding to the predetermined direction in the image formation region is higher than illuminance of the light on a second side that is opposite the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsumi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150098063
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment of the disclosure, an illumination system includes a light source that emits an illumination light flux. A first lens array has a plurality of first small lenses arranged therein. The first small lenses divide the illumination light flux emitted from the light source into a plurality of segmental light fluxes. A second lens array has a plurality of second small lenses arranged therein. The second small lenses have a one-to-one correspondence with the first small lenses and are configured to receive the segmental light fluxes exiting from the first small lenses. At least some of the second small lenses each include a plurality of lens elements disposed in a surface direction that is the same as the second small lenses. A superimposing lens superimposes on an illuminated area the segmental light fluxes exiting from the plurality of second small lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Katsumi Tanaka, Osamu Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 8985787
    Abstract: A projector includes an illumination device including a light source that outputs light from a light emitting part, a first lens array having plural first small lenses, a second lens array having plural second small lenses corresponding to the plural first small lenses, and a superimposing lens that superimposes lights from the second lens array, a light modulation device that modulates light from the illumination device in response to image information, and a projection optical system that projects the light from the light modulation device on a projection target, wherein radii of curvature of the first small lenses are set with respect to each first small lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Katsumi Tanaka