Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Abe

Kazuhiro Abe 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: 20220194925
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method and a compound that are useful for preparation of a compound of Formula (XI). Furthermore, the present application discloses the compound of Formula (XI) comprising a small amount of impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Taichi Abe, Kazuhiro Yoshizawa, Yuzo Watanabe, Takeshi Miura, Yusuke Ayata, Yoshinori Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11361572
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processing unit, an extraction unit, a memory unit, a determination unit, and an assignment unit. The processing unit executes a character recognition process. The extraction unit extracts at least one area located within a predetermined range from a first area that is included in a designated image and that is designated to undergo the character recognition process. The at least one area is a second area. The memory unit stores an attribute on a per character string basis. The determination unit determines, on a basis of the attribute stored by the memory unit, an attribute corresponding to a character string recognized as one or more characters from the first area by the processing unit and a character string recognized as one or more characters from the second area by the processing unit. The assignment unit assigns the determined attribute to the designated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Shinya Nakamura, Akane Abe, Shintaro Adachi, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Oya, Shigeru Okada, Junichi Shimizu, Akinobu Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20220144202
    Abstract: An airbag device for a driver's seat is provided with a variant steering wheel, and an airbag module. The variant steering wheel has a module mounting surface and a cover member. When the cover member receives the expansion pressure of a cushion, a cover door opens. The airbag module includes a cloth member that is put on the cushion. A front end side of the cloth member is connected to an inflator, and a rear end is a free end. The airbag module is in a state in which the cushion is in a stored state, the cloth member is put over the cover member side of the cushion, and the cloth member is held between the cover member and the cushion in the stored state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuki MORITA, Kazuhiro ABE, Hiroyoshi SHIMONO
  • Publication number: 20220144201
    Abstract: A driver seat airbag apparatus includes a steering wheel and an airbag module. The steering wheel has a central hub and a rim. The rim has a shape in which a portion of the upper portion of the hub is omitted. The hub includes: a module housing part which houses the airbag module; and a cover which covers the module housing and is cleavable at the expansion pressure of the cushion. The cover includes cover doors which open at the expansion pressure of the cushion. When the cover is cleaved, the cover doors are open in the right and left diagonal upward directions when viewed from the center of the hub, while a space portion without the cover doors is formed in the direction directly above the center of the hub when viewed from the center of the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuki MORITA, Kazuhiro ABE
  • Publication number: 20220119037
    Abstract: This invention provides a vehicle steering wheel vibration reducing structure capable of effectively damping induced vibration generated in the steering wheel and contributing to vibration reduction in both low frequency bands and high frequency bands. A vehicle steering wheel vibration reducing structure, where the vehicle steering wheel structure is such that an airbag module-2, which serves as a damper mass, is attached to the steering wheel via vibration damping parts 19 to damp vibrations of the steering wheel, and where the airbag module is formed such that the upper region above the center of steering of the steering wheel is lighter than the lower region, with reference to a neutral position of the steering wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Norihisa SHIRAISHI, Kazuhiro ABE, Takayuki KURA
  • Patent number: 11305716
    Abstract: [Problem] To enable an airbag module to be assuredly assembled to a cored bar. [Resolution Means] The present invention is applied to a steering wheel including: a cored bar member; and an airbag module which houses an airbag cushion and an inflator and is coupled to the cored bar member via a coupling pin, wherein the steering wheel employs a configuration in which the coupling pin extends from the airbag module side to the cored bar member side. The steering wheel according to the present invention includes: a coil spring arranged outside the coupling pin; and a support member supporting the upper end of the coil spring at a peripheral part of the coupling pin. Moreover, the support member includes a hook which includes: a support surface protruding in the direction vertical to the shaft of the coupling pin in order to support the upper end part of the coil spring; and a side extending from this support surface towards the lower side of the coupling pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Yutaka Hirota, Sumit Kumar, Kazuhiro Abe
  • Publication number: 20220105982
    Abstract: An airbag module that serves as a damper mass mounted to the steering wheel surrounding the center of steering of the steering wheel via vibration damping parts, the vehicle steering wheel structure damping steering wheel vibration, wherein the vibration damping parts includes at least a first vibration damping part positioned upward from the center of steering and a second vibration damping part positioned downward from the center of steering with reference to a neutral position of the steering wheel and the spring constant or elastic modulus of the first vibration damping part is set lower than the spring constant or elastic modulus of the second vibration damping part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Norihisa SHIRAISHI, Kazuhiro ABE, Takayuki KURA
  • Publication number: 20220089114
    Abstract: An airbag for a driver seat is provided with: a steering wheel of a vehicle; an inflator stored in the steering wheel; and a cushion stored in the steering wheel along with the inflator that expands and deploys to restrain a passenger. The cushion contains: a steering side panel positioned on a steering wheel side; an occupant side panel positioned on an occupant side; and a side panel connecting an edge of the steering side panel to an edge of the occupant side panel to configure a side portion of the cushion. The occupant side panel has a larger area than the steering side panel, and an upper portion of the expanded and deployed cushion is thicker in the vehicle front-rear direction than a lower portion of the cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuki MORITA, Kazuhiro ABE
  • Patent number: 11267424
    Abstract: Problem: To provide a damper mechanism of a steering wheel and a steering wheel apparatus for a vehicle in which it is possible to ensure a damping effect comparable to that of the known art and to decrease an airbag module in size so as to achieve a reduction in cost. Solution: A damper mechanism of a steering wheel includes: two damper units 11 that are provided between a steering wheel 1 and an airbag module 2 functioning as a damper mass and damp vibration of the steering wheel; and an engaging mechanism (hook of a plate-shaped damper 18) that is provided in parallel with the damper unit, between the steering wheel and the airbag module, and holds the steering wheel and the airbag module in a relatively displaceable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Yutaka Hirota, Kazuhiro Abe, Hiroyoshi Shimono
  • Publication number: 20210203837
    Abstract: A control apparatus that access first cameras capturing a first subject of a first area, and second cameras capturing a second subject of a second area, detects a viewing direction of a spectator group in the first subject on the basis of image data of the first subject captured by any one of first cameras, identifies a focus area in the second area that is focused on by the spectator group on the basis of the viewing direction of the spectator group, identifies a focus subject, focused on by the spectator group, that is present in the focus area on the basis of image data of the second subject captured by each of the second cameras, determines a specific second camera to be a transmission source of image data from among the second cameras on the basis of the focus subject, and transmits image data from the specific second camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke OTSUBO, Satoshi TAKAHASHI, Yuuya TAKAYAMA, Kazuhiro ABE, Hideo HOSHUYAMA, Marie SHODA, Sho SOMIYA, Tetsuya KOIKE, Naoya OTANI
  • Publication number: 20210132359
    Abstract: An information processing device comprises: an image processor which generates surface information from point cloud data generated on the basis of position information of an object, using a value of a first parameter and a value of a second parameter; and a display controller which causes a display to display a surface image on the basis of the generated surface information, wherein the image processor generates a plurality of pieces of surface information, using a plurality of values of the first parameter and a plurality of values of the second parameter, and the display controller causes the display to display a plurality of surface images on the basis of the plurality of pieces of generated surface information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru TOMOSUGI, Sadashige ISHIDA, Kazuhiro ABE, Shutaro ONISHI
  • Patent number: 10857965
    Abstract: An air bag has a large occupant-receiving area when expanded. The air bag has: a top chamber, which expands along a ceiling part; a first chamber, which expands downwards and rearwards from the rear part to the top chamber; a second chamber continuous from the lower part of the first chamber, the second chamber expanding downwards; and a third chamber continuous from the lower part of the second chamber, the third chamber expanding forwards. The expanded first chamber restrains the head of an occupant, and the second chamber restrains the chest to the trunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS JAPAN K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Abe, Hiromi Koshiki
  • Publication number: 20200346606
    Abstract: [Problem] To enable an airbag module to be assuredly assembled to a cored bar. [Resolution Means] The present invention is applied to a steering wheel including: a cored bar member; and an airbag module which houses an airbag cushion and an inflator and is coupled to the cored bar member via a coupling pin, wherein the steering wheel employs a configuration in which the coupling pin extends from the airbag module side to the cored bar member side. The steering wheel according to the present invention includes: a coil spring arranged outside the coupling pin; and a support member supporting the upper end of the coil spring at a peripheral part of the coupling pin. Moreover, the support member includes a hook which includes: a support surface protruding in the direction vertical to the shaft of the coupling pin in order to support the upper end part of the coil spring; and a side extending from this support surface towards the lower side of the coupling pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yutaka HIROTA, Sumit KUMAR, Kazuhiro ABE
  • Patent number: 10694884
    Abstract: An extracting apparatus for extracting a beverage liquid from an extraction target includes an extraction container including a neck portion with an opening and a trunk portion and configured to store the extraction target and a liquid, a filter arranged on the opening of the neck portion and configured to restrict leakage of the extraction target, and a driving unit configured to change a posture of the extraction container from a first posture in which the neck portion is located on an upper side to a second posture in which the neck portion is located on a lower side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Tree Field, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaishun Kihara, Taisuke Torizu, Nobuhiro Noake, Kazuhiro Abe
  • Patent number: 10595665
    Abstract: An extracting method of extracting a beverage liquid from an extraction target includes a pressure reduction step of switching an interior of an extraction container in which the extraction target and a liquid are stored from a first air pressure to a second air pressure lower than the first air pressure, and an extraction step of extracting the beverage liquid from the extraction target. The first air pressure is an air pressure at which the liquid at a predetermined temperature does not boil, and the second air pressure is an air pressure at which the liquid that does not boil at the first air pressure boils. The switching from the first air pressure to the second air pressure is done by releasing the air pressure in the extraction container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Tree Field, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaishun Kihara, Kazuki Togashi, Taisuke Torizu, Nobuhiro Noake, Kazuhiro Abe, Toshio Saito
  • Publication number: 20200017057
    Abstract: Problem: To provide a damper mechanism of a steering wheel and a steering wheel apparatus for a vehicle in which it is possible to ensure a damping effect comparable to that of the known art and to decrease an airbag module in size so as to achieve a reduction in cost. Solution: A damper mechanism of a steering wheel includes: two damper units 11 that are provided between a steering wheel 1 and an airbag module 2 functioning as a damper mass and damp vibration of the steering wheel; and an engaging mechanism (hook of a plate-shaped damper 18) that is provided in parallel with the damper unit, between the steering wheel and the airbag module, and holds the steering wheel and the airbag module in a relatively displaceable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yutaka HIROTA, Kazuhiro ABE, Hiroyoshi SHIMONO
  • Patent number: 10525924
    Abstract: Provided is an occupant leg restraint device suitable for restraining legs of an occupant when an automobile has an oblique collision. An occupant leg restraint device 1 has an airbag 4 that inflates in front of legs of an occupant in a front seat of an automobile, and an inflator 5 for supplying gas to the lower part of the airbag 4 to inflate the airbag 4. The airbag 4 has a first pane 11 on the occupant side and a second panel 12 on the side opposite thereto. A plurality of pockets 60 recessed from the first panel 11 in the direction away from the occupant are provided in the upper part of the airbag 4. Knees N of the occupant enter the pockets 60, and fit into and engage with the pockets 60, and the lateral movement of the knees N is thereby restrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS JAPAN K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Abe, Norihisa Okada
  • Publication number: 20190375363
    Abstract: An air bag has a large occupant-receiving area when expanded. The air bag has: a top chamber, which expands along a ceiling part; a first chamber, which expands downwards and rearwards from the rear part to the top chamber; a second chamber continuous from the lower part of the first chamber, the second chamber expanding downwards; and a third chamber continuous from the lower part of the second chamber, the third chamber expanding forwards. The expanded first chamber restrains the head of an occupant, and the second chamber restrains the chest to the trunk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS JAPAN K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro ABE, Hiromi KOSHIKI
  • Publication number: 20190308142
    Abstract: The following phenomenon occurring in a fluororesin membrane material using, as its main material, a PTFE having a photocatalyst layer on a surface thereof is prevented: the surface of the membrane material is contaminated after the lapse of some years from the start of its use. A photocatalyst layer arranged on the PTFE layer of a Type A membrane material is formed of a photocatalyst and fluororesins, and the fluororesins are formed of at least one of a FEP ora PFA, and a PTFE. Here, the amount of the PTFE is preferably larger than that of at least one of the FEP or the PFA, and the weight of the photocatalyst is preferably 40% or less with respect to the total weight of the photocatalyst and the fluororesins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Abe
  • Patent number: 10369955
    Abstract: Provided is an airbag device in which an inflator can be fixedly mounted easily. The airbag device includes an inflator which generates a gas; an airbag which is inflated by the gas generated by the inflator; a retainer which is provided with an insertion port into which the inflator is inserted; a bag ring which mounts the airbag in the retainer; and a spring which fixes the inflator inserted into the insertion port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS JAPAN K.K.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kumagai, Kazuhiro Abe, Masahiro Hasebe