Patents by Inventor Kazuo Suzuki

Kazuo Suzuki 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10576972
    Abstract: A host vehicle has an automatic brake control that is executed for avoiding contact between the host vehicle and a pedestrian upon detecting a pedestrian is present in a forward position of the host vehicle using a front camera and a radar. In a driving assist control method, upon detecting an object in front of the host vehicle to be a pedestrian candidate based on an image signal from the front camera, execution of an automatic brake control is permitted with the detected pedestrian candidate as the control target. Thereafter, whether or not the pedestrian candidate detected by the front camera matches an object detected by the reflected waves from the millimeter wave radar is determined by comparison. Execution of the automatic brake control is continued or stopped based on the result of the comparison determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimichi Gokan, Takuya Inoue, Tatsuya Suzuki, Kazuo Tamaki
  • Publication number: 20200041663
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a photon counting-type radiation detector includes a first cell and a second cell. The first cell transmits radiation. The second cell is stacked with the first cell. The second cell absorbs the radiation passing through the first cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kuniyuki KAKUSHIMA, Tomoyuki SUZUKI, Kazuo TSUTSUI, Akito SASAKI, Atsuya SASAKI, Hideaki HIRABAYASHI, Yoshinori KATAOKA
  • Publication number: 20200029673
    Abstract: A compact container is the adjustment of a discharge amount of contents is easy. A compact container includes an inner container; an inner lid in which a communication hole is formed; a middle lid in which a discharge hole is formed; a first valve body; and a second valve body. When the inner pressure of the communication space is increased by the operation portion, the first valve body blocks communication between the communication hole and the communication space and the second valve body allows the discharge hole and the communication space to communicate with each other. When the inner pressure of the communication space is reduced by the operation portion, the second valve body blocks communication between the discharge hole and the communication space and the first valve body allows the communication hole and the communication space to communicate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mai KASE, Kazuo SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200035983
    Abstract: An electrode for solid-state batteries, comprising a PTC resistor layer, and a solid-state battery comprising the electrode. The electrode may be an electrode for solid-state batteries, wherein the electrode comprises an electrode active material layer, a current collector and a PTC resistor layer which is disposed between the electrode active material layer and the current collector and which is in contact with the electrode active material layer; wherein the PTC resistor layer contains a carbon-containing electroconductive material, an insulating inorganic substance and a fluorine-containing polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norihiro OSE, Tomoya SUZUKI, Hajime HASEGAWA, Kazuo YASO, Hideaki NISHIMURA, Yuki MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20200035988
    Abstract: An electrode for solid-state batteries, comprising a PTC resistor layer, and a solid-state battery comprising the electrode. The electrode may be an electrode for solid-state batteries, wherein the electrode comprises an electrode active material layer, a current collector and a PTC resistor layer which is disposed between the electrode active material layer and the current collector and which is in contact with the electrode active material layer; wherein the PTC resistor layer contains an electroconductive material, an insulating inorganic substance and a polymer; and wherein a surface roughness Ra of an electrode active material layer-contacting surface of the PTC resistor layer, is 1.1 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norihiro OSE, Tomoya SUZUKI, Hajime HASEGAWA, Kazuo YASO, Hideaki NISHIMURA, Yuki MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20200035984
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing an electrode for solid-state batteries which comprises a PTC resistor layer containing an insulating inorganic substance and in which electronic resistance is low. The production method is a method for producing an electrode for solid-state batteries, wherein the method is a method for producing an electrode for use in a solid-state battery comprising a cathode, an anode and an electrolyte layer disposed between the cathode and the anode; wherein the electrode is at least one of the cathode and the anode, and the electrode comprises a current collector, an electrode active material layer and a PTC resistor layer disposed between the current collector and the electrode active material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norihiro OSE, Tomoya SUZUKI, Hajime HASEGAWA, Kazuo YASO, Hideaki NISHIMURA, Yuki MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20200036009
    Abstract: An electrode for solid-state batteries, comprising a PTC resistor layer, and a solid-state battery comprising the electrode. The electrode may be an electrode for solid-state batteries, wherein the electrode comprises an electrode active material layer, a current collector and a PTC resistor layer which is disposed between the electrode active material layer and the current collector and which is in contact with the electrode active material layer; wherein the PTC resistor layer contains an electroconductive material, an insulating inorganic substance and a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norihiro OSE, Tomoya SUZUKI, Hajime HASEGAWA, Kazuo YASO, Hideaki NISHIMURA, Yuki MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20200035989
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing an electrode for solid-state batteries, which comprises a PTC resistor layer and in which electronic resistance is low. The production method is a method for producing an electrode for solid-state batteries, wherein the method is a method for producing an electrode for use in a solid-state battery comprising a cathode, an anode and an electrolyte layer disposed between the cathode and the anode; wherein the electrode is at least one of the cathode and the anode, and the electrode comprises a current collector, an electrode active material layer and a PTC resistor layer disposed between the current collector and the electrode active material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norihiro Ose, Tomoya Suzuki, Hajime Hasegawa, Kazuo Yaso, Hideaki Nishimura, Yuki Matsushita
  • Publication number: 20200035990
    Abstract: An electrode for solid-state batteries, comprising a PTC resistor layer, and a solid-state battery comprising the electrode. The electrode may be an electrode for solid-state batteries, wherein the electrode comprises an electrode active material layer, a current collector and a PTC resistor layer disposed between the electrode active material layer and the current collector; wherein the PTC resistor layer contains an electroconductive material, an insulating inorganic substance and a polymer; and wherein a porosity of the PTC resistor layer is from 5% to 13%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norihiro OSE, Tomoya SUZUKI, Hajime HASEGAWA, Kazuo YASO, Hideaki NISHIMURA, Yuki MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20200002776
    Abstract: The present disclosure is based on methods for detecting and quantifying lentivirus (human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1 or HIV-2) DNA and RNA in a biological sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventor: Kazuo SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10503985
    Abstract: A host vehicle is provided with external environment recognition sensors that acquire forward information to determine that a pedestrian is present in a forward position of the host vehicle using the external environment recognition sensors. In this pedestrian determination method, a front camera and a millimeter wave radar are provided as the external environment recognition sensors. When a pedestrian candidate is detected in a forward position of the host vehicle based on an image signal from the front camera, a matching area is set with the position of the detected pedestrian candidate as the center point. When the position of the object that is closest to the pedestrian candidate from among the plurality of objects detected by reflected waves from the millimeter wave radar is within the matching area thereby establishing a match, the pedestrian candidate is determined to be a pedestrian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimichi Gokan, Takuya Inoue, Tatsuya Suzuki, Kazuo Tamaki
  • Publication number: 20190367600
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a therapeutic method specialized for an inflammatory disease such as intractable vasculitis and an infectious disease, which is different from the previous therapeutic methods, in which a target molecule was not determined, by determining the target molecule useful for treating these diseases. [Solution] According to one aspect of the present invention, a prophylactic and/or therapeutic agent for an infectious disease or an inflammatory disease which contains an antibody recognizing apolipoprotein a2 (APOA2) as an active ingredient is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuo Suzuki, Yosuke Kameoka, Yoshio Yamakawa, Fukuko Kishi, Osamu Suzuki, Minako Koura, Junichiro Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10493749
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printing head configured to eject a first ink and a second ink, wherein the second ink generates less deposition than the first ink, an ink absorber configured to absorb the ink ejected from the printing head, a detection unit configured to detect a state of the ink absorber through an optical method, and a control unit configured to cause the printing head to eject the second ink to the ink absorber based on a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoki Yamamuro, Atsushi Arai, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Shin Genta, Tatsuaki Orihara
  • Patent number: 10498078
    Abstract: A lever-type connector (A) includes a lever (20) to be rotated from an initial position to a connection position in connecting the lever-type connector (A) to a mating connector (B) and located at a retracted position not corresponding to terminal insertion openings (16) in inserting terminal fittings (13) into terminal accommodation chambers (12), a separation restricting lock arm (31) formed on the connector body (10), capable of locking the lever (20) at the connection position in a state where rotation toward the initial position is restricted and configured to unlock the lever (20) by being resiliently deformed, and an excessive rotation restricting lock arm (35) formed on the connector body, capable of locking the lever (20) at the connection position in a state where rotation toward the retracted position is restricted and configured to unlock the lever (20) by being resiliently deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Suzuki, Kazuo Nakai
  • Publication number: 20190338381
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a quenched molding according to the present disclosure is a method including a first heat treatment process of heating a blanked steel material to a temperature higher than its Ac3 transformation point to perform austenite transformation, and then cooling to induce martensite transformation or bainite transformation, and a second heat treatment process of heating the steel material that has undergone the first heat treatment process to a temperature higher than the Ac3 transformation point to perform austenite transformation, and then cooling to induce martensite transformation. After the steel material has been heated to a temperature higher than the Ac3 transformation point in at least one process from out of the first heat treatment process or the second heat treatment process, molding is completed at a temperature higher than an Ar3 transformation point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki NAKAZAWA, Shinichiro TABATA, Kazuo HIKIDA, Toshiya SUZUKI, Atsuo KOGA, Koichi HAMADA
  • Patent number: 10458781
    Abstract: A sample shape measuring method includes a step of preparing illumination light passing through a predetermined illumination region, a step of applying the illumination light to a sample, and a predetermined processing step. The predetermined illumination region is set such that the illumination light is applied to part of inside of a pupil and outside of the pupil, a light intensity of the illumination light incident on the predetermined illumination region differs between a center and a periphery. The predetermined processing step includes a step of receiving light transmitted through the observation optical system, a step of obtaining a quantity of light of the received light, a step of calculating a difference or a ratio between the quantity of light and a reference quantity of light, and a step of calculating an amount of tilt in a surface of the sample from the difference or the ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mayumi Odaira, Yoshimasa Suzuki, Kazuo Kajitani, Hisashi Ode
  • Publication number: 20190296484
    Abstract: A lever-type connector (A) includes a lever (20) to be rotated from an initial position to a connection position in connecting the lever-type connector (A) to a mating connector (B) and located at a retracted position not corresponding to terminal insertion openings (16) in inserting terminal fittings (13) into terminal accommodation chambers (12), a separation restricting lock arm (31) formed on the connector body (10), capable of locking the lever (20) at the connection position in a state where rotation toward the initial position is restricted and configured to unlock the lever (20) by being resiliently deformed, and an excessive rotation restricting lock arm (35) formed on the connector body, capable of locking the lever (20) at the connection position in a state where rotation toward the retracted position is restricted and configured to unlock the lever (20) by being resiliently deformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Masakazu Suzuki, Kazuo Nakai
  • Patent number: 10369797
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet printing apparatus capable of performing preliminary discharge without the influence of mist while suppressing degradation in throughput regardless of a preliminary discharge time. Specifically, an inkjet printing apparatus that performs a wiping operation on a nozzle arrangement surface provided with nozzles discharging an ink in a print head includes a wiping determination unit that determines whether to perform the wiping operation before preliminary discharge based on the amount of the preliminary discharge to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Publication number: 20190232671
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of this invention, an apparatus comprises: a detachable inktank containing ink; a subtank containing the ink supplied from the inktank; a printhead configured to discharge the ink supplied from the subtank; an ink supply path connecting the subtank to the printhead; a valve arranged on the ink supply path; a supply unit configured to supply the ink from the inktank to the subtank by repeatedly opening and closing the valve; a suction unit configured to suck the ink from the printhead; and a control unit configured to control, when the inktank is attached, the supply unit to operate for a predetermined number of times to supply the ink from the inktank to the subtank, and to subsequently control the suction unit to operate to supply the ink from the subtank to the printhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Naoaki Wada, Kazuki Narumi, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroshi Taira, Akiko Aichi, Noboru Kunimine, Taku Yokozawa, Kazuo Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sato, Masataka Kato, Shin Genta, Hiroto Kango