Patents by Inventor Kazuhisa Takahashi

Kazuhisa Takahashi 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: 20240067486
    Abstract: A sheet sorting apparatus includes a second tray arranged below a first tray detachable from a main body having a first discharge port corresponding to the first tray and a second discharge port corresponding to the second tray, a discharge unit, a tray detecting unit, and a control unit. The discharge unit discharges a sheet toward the first or second discharge port. In a state that the first tray is detached from the main body and the discharge unit discharges sheets from the first discharge port to the second tray and then the first tray is detected as attached to the main body, the control unit selects a discharge destination of a second sheet, subsequent to a first sheet discharged and stacked first after the first tray is attached to the main body, such that the second sheet is stacked on a tray having the first sheet thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Hiroshi Chihara, Genki Takahashi, Kazuhisa Sato
  • Patent number: 11680811
    Abstract: A vehicle position guidance system includes a terminal position measurement section, a vehicle position measurement section, a calculator, and a guide. The terminal position measurement section measures a position of a terminal carried by a user. The vehicle position measurement section measures a position of a parked vehicle. The calculator obtains a route using position information related to the terminal and position information related to the parked vehicle. The guide assists the user in entering the vehicle by selectively using a first guidance and a second guidance depending on whether a distance is long or short between the terminal and the parked vehicle on the route. The first guidance provides guidance to the position of the parked vehicle using the terminal. The second guidance provides guidance to the position of the parked vehicle through a notification using a vehicle on-board device of the parked vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Takahashi, Tadaoki Ichikawa, Akihiro Misawa, Shinji Oguchi, Bunpei Morita, Hitoshi Horibe, Takeshi Kondo, Tasuku Ishihara
  • Patent number: 11562683
    Abstract: An LED-driving device includes a displaying section including a plurality of displaying groups, each composed of a plurality of connected LED elements, each with a built-in light emission-controlling element, a power-supplying section configured to provide a supply of an electric power to the displaying section, switching sections configured to selectively make or break connections between the power-supplying section and those displaying groups respectively, and a controlling section configured to make a decision as to whether, when the power-supplying section is powered on, an output value from the power-supplying section is normal or not, and as a result of determining that the output value from the power-supplying section is normal, perform such a control of the connections between the power-supplying section and those displaying groups as to enable the switching sections to in turn connect supplies of the electric power from the power-supplying section to those displaying groups, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11545277
    Abstract: Bendability of a copper alloy wire is improved without decrease in an electrical conductivity of the copper alloy wire made of copper alloy containing zirconium. A cable includes: a two-core stranded wire formed by intertwining two electrical wires made of a conductor and an insulating layer covering the conductor; a filler formed around the two-core stranded wire; and a sheath formed around the filler and the electrical wire. The conductor is a copper alloy wire in which a precipitate containing the zirconium disperses, and has a crystal gain diameter that is equal to or smaller than 1 ?m, an electrical conductivity that is equal to or higher than 87% IACS, and a tensile stress that is equal to or larger than 545 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Takahashi, Shohei Hata, Hiromitsu Kuroda, Toru Sumi, Kazuya Nishi, Keisuke Fujito, Takayuki Tuji
  • Patent number: 11366218
    Abstract: A vehicle sensor unit includes a millimeter wave radar device, an infrared sensor that is arranged at a position adjacent to the millimeter wave radar device, and a cover having a first cover portion and a second cover portion. The first cover portion is located in front of the millimeter wave radar device in a transmission direction of the millimeter waves to conceal the millimeter wave radar device and has millimeter wave transparency. The second cover portion is located in front of the infrared sensor in a transmission direction of the infrared light to conceal the infrared sensor and has infrared light transparency. The millimeter wave radar device and the infrared sensor are attached to the cover so that the whole vehicle sensor unit is configured as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Takahashi, Koji Sakurai, Akihiro Misawa, Tadaoki Ichikawa, Hideto Maeda, Koji Okumura, Yasuhito Takeuchi, Shintaro Okawa, Hiroaki Ando, Yoshinori Yoshizawa
  • Publication number: 20220057595
    Abstract: A lens barrel including a space-saving position adjustment function. The lens barrel constitutes a part of a projection optical system including a catoptric system including at least one reflecting mirror and that uses a dioptric system including multiple lens groups. At least one of the multiple lens groups includes a non-circular lens. The lens barrel includes a movable part that has an inner wall surface holding the non-circular lens and that is able to move the lens group that includes the non-circular lens in an optical axis direction of the non-circular lens, a holding part that is disposed on an outer circumferential side of the movable part and that holds the movable part and a shaft part formed in the optical axis direction, and a curved part that is disposed on an outer circumferential side of the holding part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: RICOH INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220034672
    Abstract: A vehicle position guidance system includes a terminal position measurement section, a vehicle position measurement section, a calculator, and a guide. The terminal position measurement section measures a position of a terminal carried by a user. The vehicle position measurement section measures a position of a parked vehicle. The calculator obtains a route using position information related to the terminal and position information related to the parked vehicle. The guide assists the user in entering the vehicle by selectively using a first guidance and a second guidance depending on whether a distance is long or short between the terminal and the parked vehicle on the route. The first guidance provides guidance to the position of the parked vehicle using the terminal. The second guidance provides guidance to the position of the parked vehicle through a notification using a vehicle on-board device of the parked vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI, Tadaoki ICHIKAWA, Akihiro MISAWA, Shinji OGUCHI, Bunpei MORITA, Hitoshi HORIBE, Takeshi KONDO, Tasuku ISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 11199610
    Abstract: An onboard sensor cover includes a cover body that includes front and rear bases and a decorative layer. The front base is made of a transparent plastic material that permits passage of an infrared ray and a millimeter wave and includes a rear surface in the transmission directions of the infrared ray and the millimeter wave that is configured by a first uneven surface. The rear base is made of a plastic material that permits passage of the infrared ray and the millimeter wave and includes a front surface in the transmission directions that is configured by a second uneven surface. The decorative layer is made of a material that reflects visible light and permits passage of the infrared ray and the millimeter wave and is in contact with the first and second uneven surfaces. The front and rear bases are made of the same type of plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Takahashi, Masashi Otoyo, Akihiro Misawa, Hitoshi Uchida, Yasushi Nimi, Shintaro Okawa
  • Publication number: 20210241681
    Abstract: An LED-driving device includes a displaying section including a plurality of displaying groups, each composed of a plurality of connected LED elements, each with a built-in light emission-controlling element, a power-supplying section configured to provide a supply of an electric power to the displaying section, switching sections configured to selectively make or break connections between the power-supplying section and those displaying groups respectively, and a controlling section configured to make a decision as to whether, when the power-supplying section is powered on, an output value from the power-supplying section is normal or not, and as a result of determining that the output value from the power-supplying section is normal, perform such a control of the connections between the power-supplying section and those displaying groups as to enable the switching sections to in turn connect supplies of the electric power from the power-supplying section to those displaying groups, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210080949
    Abstract: An authority transfer device is used for a vehicle having an autonomous driving mode in which driving operation is autonomously performed for a driver and a manual driving mode in which driving operation is manually performed by the driver using at least a steering wheel. The authority transfer device includes a controller configured, when switching from the autonomous driving mode to the manual driving mode, to transfer a driving authority of the vehicle to the driver on condition that at least a grip of the driver on the steering wheel is detected. The controller notifies the driver that the driving authority will be transferred before the driving authority is transferred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Shinichi TAKEDA, Bunpei MORITA, Yoshiki NAKAMURA, Kunihiro NOKURA, Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI, Naoto KURIYAMA, Takafumi NAKANISHI
  • Publication number: 20210016719
    Abstract: A display panel is employed in a vehicle equipped with an external situation recognizing device that is configured to receive electromagnetic waves from outside to recognize an external situation. The external situation recognizing device is located at an end in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The display panel is provided at the end of the vehicle and extends in a direction intersecting with the front-rear direction of the vehicle. The display panel includes a display unit and a cover unit that is closer to an outside of the vehicle than the external situation recognizing device and is located at a position that corresponds to the external situation recognizing device. The cover unit is configured to allow the external situation recognizing device to receive the electromagnetic waves from outside through the cover unit. The display unit is located to be adjacent to the cover unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200297776
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a medicament which is useful for prevention or treatment of muscle injury. The present invention relates to a novel medical use of an extract from inflamed tissues inoculated with vaccinia virus, and more particularly, it relates to a preventing or therapeutic agent for muscle injury containing the extract as an active ingredient. The preventing or therapeutic agent for muscle injury of the present invention containing the extract as an active ingredient is extremely useful as a highly effective and highly safe medicament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION CHIBA UNIVERSITY, NIPPON ZOKI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhide INAGE, Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI, Seiji OHTORI, Sumihisa ORITA
  • Publication number: 20200211386
    Abstract: A vehicle communication system includes a vehicle-mounted light emitting device including a vehicle body configured to emit visible light or a molding attached to the vehicle body and configured to emit visible light and a light emission controller being configured to cause the vehicle body or the molding to flicker at a frequency equal to or higher than a predetermined frequency such that traffic information is visually recognized by a person in the vicinity of a host vehicle and is transmitted to the vicinity of the host vehicle through optical wireless communication. In addition, the vehicle communication system includes an information acquiring and providing device including a receiver configured to receive the traffic information transmitted from the vehicle body or the molding through the optical wireless communication and a provider configured to provide the traffic information received by the receiver to a person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI, Takeshi KONDO, Bunpei MORITA, Tasuku ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20200124701
    Abstract: An onboard sensor cover includes a cover body that includes front and rear bases and a decorative layer. The front base is made of a transparent plastic material that permits passage of an infrared ray and a millimeter wave and includes a rear surface in the transmission directions of the infrared ray and the millimeter wave that is configured by a first uneven surface. The rear base is made of a plastic material that permits passage of the infrared ray and the millimeter wave and includes a front surface in the transmission directions that is configured by a second uneven surface. The decorative layer is made of a material that reflects visible light and permits passage of the infrared ray and the millimeter wave and is in contact with the first and second uneven surfaces. The front and rear bases are made of the same type of plastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI, Masashi OTOYO, Akihiro MISAWA, Hitoshi UCHIDA, Yasushi NIMI, Shintaro OKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200096612
    Abstract: A sealing member arranged in a vehicle sensor unit is provided. The vehicle sensor unit includes an optical sensor and a cover. The optical sensor is configured to transmit light out of a vehicle and receive the light that has struck and has been reflected by an object outside the vehicle. The cover is arranged in front of the optical sensor in a direction in which the light is transmitted to cover the optical sensor and permit passage of the light. The sealing member connects the optical sensor and the cover to each other while covering a gap between the optical sensor and the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi OTOYO, Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI, Tadaoki ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200094788
    Abstract: A snow and ice melting device includes a vehicle exterior component and an infrared irradiation portion. The vehicle exterior component is configured to be arranged in front of a light emission portion, which emits light to the outside of a vehicle, in the light emission direction. The vehicle exterior component permits light including infrared light to pass therethrough. The infrared irradiation portion is arranged inward of the vehicle exterior component and capable of irradiating infrared light to snow and ice collected on the outer surface of the vehicle exterior component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200075193
    Abstract: Bendability of a copper alloy wire is improved without decrease in an electrical conductivity of the copper alloy wire made of copper alloy containing zirconium. A cable includes: a two-core stranded wire formed by intertwining two electrical wires made of a conductor and an insulating layer covering the conductor; a filler formed around the two-core stranded wire; and a sheath formed around the filler and the electrical wire. The conductor is a copper alloy wire in which a precipitate containing the zirconium disperses, and has a crystal gain diameter that is equal to or smaller than 1 ?m, an electrical conductivity that is equal to or higher than 87% IACS, and a tensile stress that is equal to or larger than 545 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI, Shohei HATA, Hiromitsu KURODA, Toru SUMI, Kazuya NISHI, Keisuke FUJITO, Takayuki TUJI
  • Publication number: 20200011989
    Abstract: A vehicle sensor unit includes a millimeter wave radar device, an infrared sensor that is arranged at a position adjacent to the millimeter wave radar device, and a cover having a first cover portion and a second cover portion. The first cover portion is located in front of the millimeter wave radar device in a transmission direction of the millimeter waves to conceal the millimeter wave radar device and has millimeter wave transparency. The second cover portion is located in front of the infrared sensor in a transmission direction of the infrared light to conceal the infrared sensor and has infrared light transparency. The millimeter wave radar device and the infrared sensor are attached to the cover so that the whole vehicle sensor unit is configured as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI, Koji SAKURAI, Akihiro MISAWA, Tadaoki ICHIKAWA, Hideto MAEDA, Koji OKUMURA, Yasuhito TAKEUCHI, Shintaro OKAWA, Hiroaki ANDO, Yoshinori YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190038677
    Abstract: A medicament is useful for prevention or treatment of muscle injury. A novel medical use of an extract from inflamed tissues inoculated with vaccinia virus, and more particularly, a preventing or therapeutic agent for muscle injury containing the extract as an active ingredient. The preventing or therapeutic agent for muscle injury contains the extract as an active ingredient is extremely useful as a highly effective and highly safe medicament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION CHIBA UNIVERSITY, NIPPON ZOKI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhide INAGE, Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI, Seiji OHTORI, Sumihisa ORITA
  • Patent number: 9880206
    Abstract: An electric current sensor includes a plurality of bus bars arranged in parallel, a plurality of magnetic detection elements that are adapted to detect a strength of a magnetic field generated by an electric current flowing through the bus bars and to output a voltage according to the strength of the magnetic field detected, and an arithmetic operation part to arithmetically operate an electric current flowing through the bus bars based on the voltage output from the plurality of magnetic detection elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Akimoto, Hisashi Tate, Naoki Futakuchi, Naofumi Chiwata, Ken Okuyama, Yukio Ikeda, Kazuhisa Takahashi