Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Nishikawa

Kazuhiro Nishikawa 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: 20190360074
    Abstract: A covered electrical wire comprising a conductor and an insulating covering layer provided outside the conductor, the conductor being a stranded wire composed of a strand of a plurality of copper alloy wires: composed of a copper alloy containing Fe in an amount of 0.2% by mass or more and 1.5% by mass or less, P in an amount of 0.05% by mass or more and 0.7% by mass or less, Mg in an amount of 0.01% by mass or more and 0.5% by mass or less, and one or more elements selected from C, Si and Mn in an amount of 10 ppm by mass or more and 500 ppm by mass or less in total, with the balance being Cu and impurities; and having a wire diameter of 0.5 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Akiko Inoue, Tetsuya Kuwabara, Yoshihiro Nakai, Kazuhiro Nanjo, Kiyotaka Utsunomiya, Taichiro Nishikawa, Minoru Nakamoto, Yusuke Oshima, Yasuyuki Otsuka, Kinji Taguchi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190355489
    Abstract: A covered electrical wire comprising a conductor and an insulating covering layer provided outside the conductor, the conductor being a stranded wire composed of a strand of a plurality of copper alloy wires: composed of a copper alloy containing Fe in an amount of 0.1% by mass or more and 1.6% by mass or less, Pin an amount of 0.05% by mass or more and 0.7% by mass or less, and Sn in an amount of 0.05% by mass or more and 0.7% by mass or less, with the balance being Cu and impurities; and having a wire diameter of 0.5 mm or less, the copper alloy wire having a tensile strength of 385 MPa or more and a work-hardening exponent of 0.1 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kei SAKAMOTO, Akiko INOUE, Tetsuya KUWABARA, Minoru NAKAMOTO, Yusuke OSHIMA, Yoshihiro NAKAI, Kazuhiro NANJO, Taichiro NISHIKAWA, Kiyotaka UTSUNOMIYA, Yasuyuki OOTSUKA, Kinji TAGUCHI, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190341164
    Abstract: A covered electrical wire comprises a conductor and an insulating covering layer provided outside the conductor, the conductor being a stranded wire composed of a strand of a plurality of copper alloy wires: composed of a copper alloy containing Fe in an amount of 0.2% by mass or more and 1.6% by mass or less, P in an amount of 0.05% by mass or more and 0.4% by mass or less, and Sn in an amount of 0.05% by mass or more and 0.7% by mass or less, with the balance being Cu and impurities, and having a mass ratio of Fe/P of 4.0 or more; and having a wire diameter of 0.5 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Akiko Inoue, Tetsuya Kuwabara, Minoru Nakamoto, Yusuke Oshima, Yoshihiro Nakai, Kazuhiro Nanjyo, Taichiro Nishikawa, Kiyotaka Utsunomiya, Yasuyuki Ootsuka, Kinji Taguchi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190267538
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a piezoelectric substrate which includes a first piezoelectric body having an elongated shape and helically wound in one direction, and which does not include a core material, in which the first piezoelectric body includes a helical chiral polymer (A) having an optical activity; in which the length direction of the first piezoelectric body is substantially parallel to the main direction of orientation of the helical chiral polymer (A) included in the first piezoelectric body; and in which the first piezoelectric body has a degree of orientation F, as measured by X-ray diffraction according to the following Equation (a), within the range of 0.5 or more but less than 1.0: degree of orientation F=(180°??)/180°??(a) (in which ? represents the half-value width of the peak derived from the orientation).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicants: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsunobu YOSHIDA, Kazuhiro TANIMOTO, Katsuki ONISHI, Shigeo NISHIKAWA, Masamichi ANDO
  • Patent number: 10393607
    Abstract: A semiconductor sensing device generates an output based on a sensor. A connection point of an output circuit constituted by first and second switching output elements connected so as to be complementary is connected to an output terminal. Between the first switching output element and the connection point of the output circuit, a first switching element is connected. Between the second switching output element and the connection point of the output circuit, a second switching element is connected. When voltage of the output terminal is a voltage lower than a lower limit clamp voltage, the first switching element turns OFF. When the voltage of the output terminal is a voltage higher than an upper limit clamp voltage, the second switching element turns OFF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Matsunami, Mutsuo Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20190259508
    Abstract: A connector terminal wire contains 0.1% by mass or more and 1.5% by mass or less of Fe, 0.02% by mass or more and 0.7% by mass or less of P, and 0% by mass or more and 0.7% by mass or less, in total, of at least one of Sn and Mg, with the balance being Cu and impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC TOYAMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akiko Inoue, Kei Sakamoto, Tetsuya Kuwabara, Taichiro Nishikawa, Kiyotaka Utsunomiya, Minoru Nakamoto, Yusuke Oshima, Yoshihiro Nakai, Kazuhiro Nanjo, Hitoshi Tsuchida, Dai Kamogawa
  • Patent number: 10381827
    Abstract: A protection circuit includes a first PMOS and a first PDMOS receiving input of voltage of a voltage dividing point of voltage input from an external power supply terminal, and a second PMOS and a second PDMOS receiving input of drain output voltage of the first PDMOS. The first PMOS is connected on the external power supply terminal side of the first PDMOS, and the second PMOS is connected on the external power supply terminal side of the second PDMOS. During overvoltage application, the voltage of the voltage dividing point is clamped to the breakdown voltage of a Zener diode, the second PDMOS turns OFF, and supply to an integrated circuit protected from overvoltage is cut off. When the voltage source is connected in reverse, parasitic diodes of the first and second PMOSs are reverse-biased and the flow of current in a path through the parasitic diodes is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mutsuo Nishikawa, Kazuhiro Matsunami, Katsuhiro Shimazu
  • Publication number: 20190235586
    Abstract: The electronic device includes a case, an antenna element, a heat source, a heat dissipation member, a heat conduction member, a cooling fan, an exhaust port, and an exhaust duct. The case has a pair of main surfaces and side surfaces. The antenna element is used to perform wireless communication. The heat dissipation member exchanges heat with a cooling wind. The heat conduction member conducts heat of the heat source to the heat dissipation member. The cooling fan generates the cooling wind to be blown to the heat dissipation member. The exhaust port is an exhaust port from which the cooling wind is discharged to the outside. The exhaust duct guides the cooling wind to the exhaust port. The exhaust port is disposed on one of the side surfaces, and the antenna element and the exhaust duct are disposed to overlap each other at least partially in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: KAZUYA TANI, KENJI NISHIKAWA, KAZUHIRO SHIRAGA, HIROYUKI TAKAOKA, KATSUYA YAMAMOTO, KAZUYA NAKANO, HIROKI YOSHO
  • Patent number: 10366479
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] To improve stability of automatic normalization of a bone scintigraphy image. [Solution] A preferred embodiment includes: creating a pixel value histogram of image data representing a bone scintigraphy image; setting a plurality of thresholds related to pixel values based on the pixel value histogram; calculating respective average pixel values for the set thresholds; arranging the calculated average pixel values in order from the largest value; and determining a reference value for normalizing the image data based on at least part of a set of the average pixel values arranged in the order. The determining the reference value includes: determining one straight line that approximates a region of small average pixel values out of the set of the average pixel values arranged in the order; and calculating the reference value based on the straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nihon Medi-Physics Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10357942
    Abstract: A graphite-silicon composite, including: graphite; silicon; and an intermediate layer that is located between the graphite and the silicon, wherein the intermediate layer includes oxygen, carbon and silicon. Furthermore, provided is a method for producing a graphite-silicon composite, including: layering graphite and silicon; and heating the layered graphite and silicon while applying pressure to them, wherein, during heating the layered graphite and silicon while applying pressure to them, an oxygen concentration in the atmosphere is adjusted to 0.2 vol %, the applied pressure is adjusted to 24.5 MPa or higher, and the heating temperature is adjusted to 1260° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Naomi Nishiki, Hidetoshi Kitaura, Atsushi Tanaka, Kimiaki Nakaya, Henrik Rønnow
  • Publication number: 20190187016
    Abstract: A pressure sensor for detecting pressure is provided. A pressure sensor including: a sensor portion that is provided in a diaphragm in a substrate; a circuit portion that is provided on the substrate and electrically connected to the sensor portion; a pad of conductivity that is provided above the substrate; and a first protective film that is provided on the pad, wherein the first protective film is also provided above the circuit portion, is provided. The first protective film may cover the circuit portion entirely. The first protective film may not cover at least part of the sensor portion. The first protective film may cover part of the sensor portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuhiro MATSUNAMI, Mutsuo NISHIKAWA, Yuko FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10303317
    Abstract: A touch sensor with a circularly polarizing plate includes an electrostatic capacitance type touch sensor. A circularly polarizing plate is arranged on a visible side of the electrostatic capacitance type touch sensor. The sensor includes a transparent substrate and a plurality of first electrodes individually formed in a strip shape on the transparent substrate. The sensor additionally includes a plurality of second electrodes formed on a surface of the transparent substrate opposite to a surface on which the first electrodes are formed. The second electrodes have a strip shape in a manner of intersecting with the first electrodes. The first electrodes are made of a metal mesh. The second electrodes are made of a plurality of conductive nanowires, existing in a connecting state respectively so as to be conductively connected, and a binder resin holding the plurality of conductive nanowires on the second transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NISSHA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Ryomei Omote, Takao Hashimoto, Takeshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10289837
    Abstract: A log information generation apparatus includes: a process information generation unit which generates first identification information for temporally and spatially uniquely identifying a process that is an execution subject of an application program at a start of a process behavior constituted by a series of events of the process, in a space of a system including a plurality of computers, and which generates process information including the first identification information; an event information generation unit which generates event type information indicating an event type for each of the events and which generates event information including the event type information; and a log information generation unit which generates, for each of the events, log information including the process information generated by the process information generation unit and the event information generated by the event information generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SOLITON SYSTEMS K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Uehara, Kaori Araki, Kazuo Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10162469
    Abstract: [Object] In a touch screen in which an electrode portion is formed on a base film, a pattern of the electrode portion is made less visible. [Solution] A touch screen 1 includes a first base film 11, a first transparent electrode 15, a second base film 13, a second transparent electrode 17, and a second intermediate base film 21. The first transparent electrode 15 is formed on the first base film 11. The second base film 13 is placed to face the first base film 11. The second transparent electrode 17 is formed on the second base film 13. The second intermediate base film 21 has a retardation value of 3000 nm or more and is placed so that a contraction direction thereof and contraction directions of the first base film 11 and the second base film 13 are matched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: NISSHA PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Yokoyama, Takao Ichihara, Kenji Okumura, Kazuhiro Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20180351049
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion phosphor having a wavelength conversion function, which is high in fluorescence output and excellent in heat resistance. The wavelength conversion phosphor including a first metal oxide phase as a phosphor phase containing activated metal ions which emit fluorescence, and a second metal oxide phase adjacent to the first metal oxide phase through an interface, in which a concentration of the activated metal ions in the interface is higher than a concentration of the activated metal ions contained in the first metal oxide phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: MASATO MORI, KAZUHIRO NISHIKAWA, KEI TOYOTA, SHINNOSUKE AKIYAMA, TSUGUO FUKUDA
  • Patent number: 10085495
    Abstract: The clothing having a frontal land and a rear land includes: a thermal storage unit provided on at least one portion of the frontal land of the clothing; and a planar thermoconductive sheet located in a planar between the frontal land and the rear land, the planar thermoconductive sheet having a thermal conduction path to the thermal storage unit, and the planar thermoconductive sheet being higher in thermoconductivity than the frontal land and the rear land. The planar thermoconductive sheet includes a resin component and graphite particles. Basal plane of each graphite particle is parallel to the direction of the plane of the planar thermoconductive sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kitaura, Naomi Nishiki, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Kimiaki Nakaya, Atsushi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180150155
    Abstract: A touch sensor with a circularly polarizing plate includes an electrostatic capacitance type touch sensor. A circularly polarizing plate is arranged on a visible side of the electrostatic capacitance type touch sensor. The sensor includes a transparent substrate and a plurality of first electrodes individually formed in a strip shape on the transparent substrate. The sensor additionally includes a plurality of second electrodes formed on a surface of the transparent substrate opposite to a surface on which the first electrodes are formed. The second electrodes have a strip shape in a manner of intersecting with the first electrodes. The first electrodes are made of a metal mesh. The second electrodes are made of a plurality of conductive nanowires, existing in a connecting state respectively so as to be conductively connected, and a binder resin holding the plurality of conductive nanowires on the second transparent substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NISHIKAWA, Ryomei OMOTE, Takao HASHIMOTO, Takeshi NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180082409
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] To improve stability of automatic normalization of a bone scintigraphy image. [Solution] A preferred embodiment includes: creating a pixel value histogram of image data representing a bone scintigraphy image; setting a plurality of thresholds related to pixel values based on the pixel value histogram; calculating respective average pixel values for the set thresholds; arranging the calculated average pixel values in order from the largest value; and determining a reference value for normalizing the image data based on at least part of a set of the average pixel values arranged in the order. The determining the reference value includes: determining one straight line that approximates a region of small average pixel values out of the set of the average pixel values arranged in the order; and calculating the reference value based on the straight line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventor: Kazuhiro NISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 9863428
    Abstract: A fan control unit includes: an internal fan that is provided inside a casing, in which an inverter containing a switching element is disposed, and generates an air current for air-cooling inside the casing; a heat sink which is exposed inside a duct provided on the casing and to which the switching element is attached, the duct being provided with an air-intake port and an air-exhaust port; an air-intake fan disposed at the air-intake port of the duct; an air-exhaust fan disposed at the air-exhaust port of the duct; and a control section performing a control such that the air-exhaust fan is turned on earlier than the air-intake fan and the internal fan as output power increases, and that the internal fan and the air-intake fan are turned off earlier than the air-exhaust fan as output power decreases from a state in which all the fans are kept turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sansha Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Tsujimoto, Atsushi Makitani, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Yuji Takamori
  • Publication number: 20180000440
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an image data acquisition unit for acquiring SPECT image data of a brain; a brain-region ROI definition unit for defining a brain-region ROI in the SPECT image; a striatum ROI definition unit for defining a striatum ROI in the SPECT image; and a threshold determination unit for, based on counts in the SPECT image's background which is the brain-region ROI except the striatum ROI, determining a threshold for distinguishing ventricles and sulci in the SPECT image; a region distinction unit for distinguishing between a region whose number of counts is smaller than or equal to the threshold and a region whose number of counts is larger than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Nishikawa