Patents by Inventor Katsuya Nakano

Katsuya Nakano 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: 20220013950
    Abstract: A connector according to the present invention includes a terminal fitting, a housing component which houses the terminal fitting, and an annular water cut-off member which is assembled to an outer peripheral surface of the fitting portion of the housing component and brings an outer peripheral side of the water cut-off member into close contact with an inner peripheral surface of a mating fitting portion at a fitting completion position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Takashi SONE
  • Patent number: 11223157
    Abstract: A first connector includes a first case and a screw member. The first case includes a first fitting part having a tubular shape. The screw member includes a first screw part and is disposed opposite to an outer peripheral surface of the first fitting part at an interval and held rotatably about a screw axis relative to the first case. The screw axis is aligned with a direction in which the first connector and a second connector are inserted and removed relative to the second connector. The second connector includes a second case and a second screw part. The second case includes a second fitting part having a tubular shape. The second screw part is provided in a connector fixation wall to which the second case is fixed and to which the first case is fixed outside of an outer peripheral surface of the second fitting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuya Nakano
  • Patent number: 11208705
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet which is a steel sheet having a tensile strength of 980 MPa or more has a predetermined chemical component composition, a metallographic microstructure of the steel sheet contains, by area ratio, ferrite and granular bainite: 10% or more and 50% or less in total, one or both of upper bainite and lower bainite: 10% or more and 50% or less in total, tempered martensite: more than 0% and 30% or less, retained austenite: 5% or more, and one or more of pearlite, cementite, and martensite: 0% to 10% in total, and an area ratio of the ferrite with respect to a total area ratio of the ferrite and the granular bainite is 25% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri Toda, Kunio Hayashi, Katsuya Nakano, Eisaku Sakurada, Akihiro Uenishi, Kengo Takeda
  • Publication number: 20210320453
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and a seal member. The housing includes a groove portion and a protruding portion. The seal member is attached to the groove portion. The groove portion opens outward in a radial direction of the housing and has a bottom surface, a first side wall and a second side wall. The protruding portion extends from the second side wall toward the first side wall and has an end surface. The end surface has an inclined surface inclined such that an outer end of the inclined surface in the radial direction is closer to the first side wall than an inner end of the inclined surface. A first distance between the outer end and the bottom surface is greater than a second distance between the bottom surface and an outer end of a side surface of the seal member in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Takashi SONE, Yoshinori HAGITA
  • Publication number: 20210320452
    Abstract: A connector unit includes a first and second housings and a seal member. The second housing includes a groove portion and a protruding portion having an outer circumferential surface. The groove portion includes a bottom surface, a first side wall and a second side wall. The protruding portion extends from the second side wall toward the first side wall. The outer circumferential surface has an inclined surface inclined such that an end thereof is closer to the bottom surface than another end. When the first housing and the second housing are attached to each other, an end portion of the first housing face the outer circumferential surface. The seal member includes an engaging portion to engage with the protruding portion to prevent the seal member from moving in a circumferential direction with respect to the second housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Takashi SONE, Yoshinori HAGITA
  • Publication number: 20210119376
    Abstract: A first connector includes a first case and a screw member. The first case includes a first fitting part having a tubular shape. The screw member includes a first screw part and is disposed opposite to an outer peripheral surface of the first fitting part at an interval and held rotatably about a screw axis relative to the first case. The screw axis is aligned with a direction in which the first connector and a second connector are inserted and removed relative to the second connector. The second connector includes a second case and a second screw part. The second case includes a second fitting part having a tubular shape. The second screw part is provided in a connector fixation wall to which the second case is fixed and to which the first case is fixed outside of an outer peripheral surface of the second fitting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventor: Katsuya Nakano
  • Patent number: 10907235
    Abstract: A steel sheet according to an aspect of the present invention has a chemical composition within a predetermined range; in which a metallographic structure at a thickness ¼ portion includes, by unit area %, ferrite: 10% or more and less than 50%, granular bainite: 5% or more and less than 50%, and martensite: 20% or more and less than 60%; in the metallographic structure at the thickness ¼ portion, a total of upper bainite, lower bainite, residual austenite, and pearlite is 0% or more and less than 15% by unit area %; at the thickness ¼ portion, a product of an area ratio Vm of the martensite and an average hardness Hv of the martensite is 12,000 to 34,000; and a tensile strength is 980 MPa or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri Toda, Kunio Hayashi, Katsuya Nakano, Hiroyuki Kawata, Akihiro Uenishi
  • Patent number: 10895002
    Abstract: A steel sheet includes a predetermined chemical composition and a metal structure represented by, in area fraction, ferrite: 30% to 50%, granular bainite: 5% to 20%, martensite: 30% to 55%, bainite: less than 35%, and retained austenite and pearlite: 10% or less in total. Preferably, of the steel sheet, a tensile strength is 1180 MPa or more, elongation is 10% or more, and a hole expansion value is 20% or more. Further preferably, a VDA bending angle in the case where a thickness is set to t (mm) is “7.69t2?38.4t+109” or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya Nakano, Kunio Hayashi, Yuri Toda, Eisaku Sakurada, Akihiro Uenishi
  • Patent number: 10886787
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus, that can wirelessly supply power to a plurality of power receiving apparatuses, comprises: a plurality of antennae; and a control unit, wherein the control unit carries out control so that information pertaining to sending timings of calibration signals is sent, via the plurality of antennae, to the plurality of power receiving apparatuses; the control unit carries out control so that calibration signals sent from the plurality of power receiving apparatuses are received via the plurality of antennae; and the control unit controls an output of each antenna based on the calibration signals sent from the plurality of power receiving apparatuses so that power is supplied wirelessly to the plurality of power receiving apparatuses from corresponding ones of the plurality of antennae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAiSHA
    Inventors: Yudai Fukaya, Shogo Hachiro, Katsuya Nakano, Jun Suzuki, Koji Nishimori, Yoshihiko Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10858719
    Abstract: A steel sheet including an inner layer and a hard layer at one or both surfaces of the inner layer wherein the hard layer and the inner layer have predetermined compositions, each hard layer has a thickness of 20 ?m or more and ? of the total sheet thickness or less, the hard layer has an average micro-Vickers hardness of 400 HV or more and less than 700 HV, the hard layer has an N amount of 0.02% or less, the inner layer has an average micro-Vickers hardness of 80 HV or more and less than 400 HV, the inner layer has a carbide volume ratio of less than 2.00%, and the hard layer has a nanohardness standard deviation of 2.00 or less is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Takeda, Riki Okamoto, Katsuya Nakano, Yuya Suzuki, Genki Abukawa
  • Patent number: 10819875
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes: a document insertion port which allows documents to be inserted thereinto in a state of being arranged in a main scanning direction; a conveyor which conveys the documents inserted into the document insertion port in a predetermined conveyance direction; a scanner which reads images of the documents conveyed by the conveyor; a detector which detects whether at least one of the documents is present in the document insertion port; and a controller which counts a conveyance amount by which the documents are conveyed by the conveyor during a period in which the detector continuously detects that the at least one of the documents is present in the document insertion part. In a case that the images read by the scanner include a set of images croppable as an image of a single document included in the documents, the controller corrects the conveyance amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuya Nakano
  • Publication number: 20200283869
    Abstract: A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet which is a steel sheet having a tensile strength of 980 MPa or more has a predetermined chemical component composition, a metallographic microstructure of the steel sheet contains, by area ratio, ferrite and granular bainite: 10% or more and 50% or less in total, one or both of upper bainite and lower bainite: 10% or more and 50% or less in total, tempered martensite: more than 0% and 30% or less, retained austenite: 5% or more, and one or more of pearlite, cementite, and martensite: 0% to 10% in total, and an area ratio of the ferrite with respect to a total area ratio of the ferrite and the granular bainite is 25% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri TODA, Kunio HAYASHI, Katsuya NAKANO, Eisaku SAKURADA, Akihiro UENISHI, Kengo TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20200280648
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes: a document insertion port which allows documents to be inserted thereinto in a state of being arranged in a main scanning direction; a conveyor which conveys the documents inserted into the document insertion port in a predetermined conveyance direction; a scanner which reads images of the documents conveyed by the conveyor; a detector which detects whether at least one of the documents is present in the document insertion port; and a controller which counts a conveyance amount by which the documents are conveyed by the conveyor during a period in which the detector continuously detects that the at least one of the documents is present in the document insertion part. In a case that the images read by the scanner include a set of images croppable as an image of a single document included in the documents, the controller corrects the conveyance amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsuya NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200232060
    Abstract: High strength steel sheet having a tensile strength of 800 MPa or more comprising a middle part in sheet thickness and a soft surface layer arranged at one side or both sides of the middle part in sheet thickness, wherein each soft surface layer has a thickness of more than 10 ?m and 30% or less of the sheet thickness, the soft surface layer has an average Vickers hardness of 0.60 time or less the average Vickers hardness of the sheet thickness ½ position, and the soft surface layer has a nano-hardness standard deviation of 0.8 or less is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Yuya SUZUKI, Genki ABUKAWA, Kunio HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200232058
    Abstract: There is provided a steel sheet including an inner layer and a hard layer formed on one or both surfaces of the inner layer, wherein each content of C and Mn in the hard layer is more than each content of C and Mn in the inner layer, a thickness of the hard layer is 20 ?m or more and a total of the thickness of the hard layer is ? or less of the entire sheet thickness, an average micro-Vickers hardness of the hard layer is 400 HV or more and less than 800 HV, an average micro-Vickers hardness of the inner layer is 350 HV or more and is 50 HV or more smaller than a hardness of the hard layer, and a screw dislocation density of the inner layer is 2.0×1013 m/m3 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo TAKEDA, Riki OKAMOTO, Kazuo HIKIDA, Katsuya NAKANO, Yuya SUZUKI, Genki ABUKAWA
  • Patent number: 10630097
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus includes a power supply unit that wirelessly supplies power to an electronic apparatus, a communication unit that performs a wireless communication with the electronic apparatus, and a control unit that controls a timing for switching a communication process performed by the communication unit and a power supply process performed by the power supply unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Iori Aikawa, Katsuya Nakano
  • Patent number: 10628098
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a scanner configured to read an image from a document, and a controller. The controller is configured to: output a template for inputting e-mail setting information including at least a destination; acquire the e-mail setting information included in an e-mail setting file from a storage apparatus in which the e-mail setting file is stored; and transmit image data read by the scanner to the destination included in the acquired e-mail setting information. The e-mail setting file is prepared by inputting the e-mail setting information into the template outputted. The storage apparatus has an area corresponding to user information, and the e-mail setting file is stored in the area corresponding to the user information of the storage apparatus. The controller accesses the e-mail setting file stored in the area corresponding to the user information by utilizing the user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuya Nakano
  • Publication number: 20200071799
    Abstract: Steel sheet low in cost and improved in fatigue characteristics without causing a drop in the cold formability, characterized in that it comprises an inner layer and a hard layer on one or both surfaces of the inner layer, a thickness of the hard layer is 20 ?m or more and 40% or less of the thickness of the steel sheet, an average micro-Vickers hardness of the hard layer is 240 HV or more and less than 400 HV, an amount of C of the hard layer is 0.4 mass % or less, an amount of N is 0.02 mass % or less, a variation of hardness measured by a nanoindenter at a depth of 10 from the surface of the hard layer is a standard deviation of 2.0 or less, an average micro-Vickers hardness of the inner layer is 80 HV or more and less than 400 HV, a volume rate of carbides contained in the inner layer is less than 2.00%, and the average micro-Vickers hardness of the hard layer is 1.05 times or more the average micro-Vickers hardness of the inner layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo TAKEDA, Riki OKAMOTO, Kazuo HIKIDA, Katsuya NAKANO, Yuya SUZUKI, Genki ABUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200040435
    Abstract: A steel sheet includes a predetermined chemical composition and a metal structure represented by, in area fraction, ferrite: 50% to 95%, granular bainite: 5% to 48%, martensite: 2% to 30%, and upper bainite, lower bainite, tempered martensite, retained austenite, and pearlite: 5% or less in total.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Kunio HAYASHI, Yuri TODA, Eisaku SAKURADA, Akihiro UENISHI
  • Publication number: 20200024706
    Abstract: A steel sheet includes a predetermined chemical composition and a metal structure represented by, in area fraction, ferrite: 30% to 50%, granular bainite: 5% to 20%, martensite: 30% to 55%, bainite: less than 35%, and retained austenite and pearlite: 10% or less in total. Preferably, of the steel sheet, a tensile strength is 1180 MPa or more, elongation is 10% or more, and a hole expansion value is 20% or more. Further preferably, a VDA bending angle in the case where a thickness is set to t (mm) is “7.69t2?38.4t+109” or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Kunio HAYASHI, Yuri TODA, Eisaku SAKURADA, Akihiro UENISHI