Patents by Inventor Keiichi Nakano

Keiichi 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: 20200388861
    Abstract: A sheet attaching apparatus includes a gripping mechanism that grips one end portion, in a longitudinal direction, of a first sheet that has been drawn out from a first supply roll; a moving mechanism that allows the first sheet to be attached to a second sheet by moving the gripping mechanism to cause the first sheet to approach and contact the second sheet that passes through an attaching portion provided in a feeding path; and a releasing mechanism that releases a grip of the gripping mechanism on the first sheet, after the first sheet has contacted the second sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kawamura, Keiichi Shiraishi, Junichi Nakano, Toru Ikeda, Kunitoshi Sugaya
  • Publication number: 20200338543
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an antibacterial material includes at least one microparticles selected from tungsten oxide microparticles and tungsten oxide complex microparticles. The microparticles, which have undergone a test to evaluate viable cell count by inoculating in a test piece, to which the microparticles are adhered in a range of 0.02 mg/cm? or more and 40 mg/cm? or less, at least one bacterium selected from among Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, and storing for 24 hours, have an antibacterial activity value R of 0.1 or more expressed by the following: R=log(B1/C1) where, B1 denotes an average value (number) of viable cell count after storing an untreated test piece for 24 hours, and C1 denotes an average value (number) of viable cell count after storing the test piece on which the microparticles are coated for 24 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kayo NAKANO, Akira SATO, Yasuhiro SHIRAKAWA, Keiichi FUSE, Shinya KASAMATSU, Akito SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200307289
    Abstract: A recording device includes a leg unit that supports a base frame of a main body from a side of an installation surface. The leg unit includes four contact units that can contact the installation surface at positions different from each other, and the four contact units are constituted by three reference contact units that form a reference plane for which a relative position with respect to the base frame is defined, and one movable contact unit that can adjust a position in a height direction, which is a direction orthogonal to the reference plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Keiichi YATO, Atsuhiko TAKEUCHI, Yosuke NAKANO, Shun ITO
  • Patent number: 10784214
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes: a first lead frame connected to a plurality of semiconductor chips in a first arm circuit; a second lead frame connected to a plurality of semiconductor chips in a second arm circuit; a first main terminal connected to the first lead frame; and a second main terminal connected to the second lead frame, wherein each of the first lead frame and second lead frame has a facing part, a first terminal connection portion connected to the first main terminal is provided at a first end portion of the first lead frame, a second terminal connection portion connected to the second main terminal is provided at a second end portion of the second lead frame, and the first terminal connection portion and second terminal connection portion are arranged on opposite sides when viewed from the facing parts of the first lead frame and second lead frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shin Soyano, Hayato Nakano, Keiichi Higuchi, Akihiro Osawa
  • Publication number: 20200270085
    Abstract: A transport device unwinds a medium from a roll body to which a shaft member is mounted and transports the medium. The transport device includes an accommodation portion configured to accommodate the roll body, a main body portion to which the accommodation portion is mounted, and a roller pair configured to nip the medium. The accommodation portion and the main body portion are relatively movable. The main body portion includes a rack configured to engage with a gear of the shaft member. The rack is engaged with the gear when the accommodation portion moves relative to the main body portion to be pulled out of the main body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Haruna TAKAHASHI, Atsuhiko TAKEUCHI, Yosuke NAKANO, Shun ITO, Keiichi YATO
  • Patent number: 10741550
    Abstract: A reverse-conducting semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip having a top surface, a first side and a second side orthogonal to the first side in a plan view, in which a plurality of transistor regions and a plurality of diode regions are alternately arranged and an upper-electrode is provided on top surface-sides of the transistor regions and the diode regions; and a wiring member having a flat-plate portion having a rectangular-shape which is metallurgically jointed to the upper-electrode via a joint member above the diode regions. The wiring member has a conductive wall rising from a bending edge of the flat-plate portion in a direction opposite to the upper-electrode, and the bending edge of the flat-plate portion is arranged parallel to the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hayato Nakano, Keiichi Higuchi, Akihiro Osawa
  • Publication number: 20190355718
    Abstract: A reverse-conducting semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip having a top surface, a first side and a second side orthogonal to the first side in a plan view, in which a plurality of transistor regions and a plurality of diode regions are alternately arranged and an upper-electrode is provided on top surface-sides of the transistor regions and the diode regions; and a wiring member having a flat-plate portion having a rectangular-shape which is metallurgically jointed to the upper-electrode via a joint member above the diode regions. The wiring member has a conductive wall rising from a bending edge of the flat-plate portion in a direction opposite to the upper-electrode, and the bending edge of the flat-plate portion is arranged parallel to the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hayato Nakano, Keiichi Higuchi, Akihiro Osawa
  • Patent number: 10464776
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a combined yarn bundle including the steps of bringing the two or more carbon fiber precursor yarns which travel approximately parallel to one another into contact with a first roller at a wrap angle of 20° or more. Then, the two or more carbon fiber precursor yarns are split into two and brought into contact with a pair of second rollers, so that the carbon fiber precursor yarns are rotated approximately 90° between the first roller and the pair of second rollers. Next, the carbon fiber precursor yarns delivered from one second roller are brought into contact with a third front roller and a third rear roller, and the carbon fiber precursor yarns delivered from the other second roller are brought into contact with the third rear roller without bringing them into contact with the third front roller, so that these carbon fiber precursor yarns are combined on the third rear roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Keiichi Ishio, Koichi Aizu, Masaki Nakano
  • Publication number: 20190263423
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller, a receiver and a discriminator. The receiver, in operation, receives an instruction for controlling a brake of a movable-body apparatus. The discriminator, in operation, determines, in response to the instruction being received by the receiver, whether or not the instruction is fraudulent based on whether or not a speed of the moving body and a distance between the moving body and an obstacle satisfies a predetermined condition for invalidating the instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: TOHRU WAKABAYASHI, KEIICHI HIGO, TOSHIHISA NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20190157221
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes: a first lead frame connected to a plurality of semiconductor chips in a first arm circuit; a second lead frame connected to a plurality of semiconductor chips in a second arm circuit; a first main terminal connected to the first lead frame; and a second main terminal connected to the second lead frame, wherein each of the first lead frame and second lead frame has a facing part, a first terminal connection portion connected to the first main terminal is provided at a first end portion of the first lead frame, a second terminal connection portion connected to the second main terminal is provided at a second end portion of the second lead frame, and the first terminal connection portion and second terminal connection portion are arranged on opposite sides when viewed from the facing parts of the first lead frame and second lead frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Shin SOYANO, Hayato NAKANO, Keiichi HIGUCHI, Akihiro OSAWA
  • Publication number: 20190138876
    Abstract: An IC tag is provided that reduces the size of a folded dipole antenna. The IC tag includes an IC chip and an antenna electrically connected with the IC chip. The antenna has a first linear portion, bent portions at both ends of the first linear portion, and second linear portions extending from the bent portions on both ends of the first linear portion, distal ends of the second-straight line portions face each other. Bent space portions are at both sides of space defined by the bent portions on both ends of the first linear portion, the first linear portion, and the second linear portions. A communication enhancer that tunes a resonant frequency to a desired frequency is provided near the distal ends of the second linear portions and provided at least inside or outside of space extending from one bent space portion to the other bent space portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoko NAKANO, Takeshi YAMADA, Keiichi MIYAJIMA
  • Patent number: 9148901
    Abstract: A receiving apparatus in a wireless communication system that involves both data transmission using a virtual transmission path in which a plurality of wireless lines of which modulation method is variable are virtually consolidated into one, and time-division multiplex transmission, includes a releasing unit that releases, when a failure occurs in a current line used in the time-division multiplex transmission, one wireless line in the plurality of wireless lines constituting the virtual transmission path from the virtual transmission path; a demodulation unit that changes a modulation method used for demodulation of the one wireless line released from the virtual transmission path by the releasing unit to a modulation method used in the time-division multiplex transmission; and a switching unit that switches line connection from the current line in which the failure has occurred to the one wireless line of which modulation method has been changed by the demodulation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Keiichi Nakano, Tomohiko Choraku
  • Publication number: 20130315055
    Abstract: A receiving apparatus in a wireless communication system that involves both data transmission using a virtual transmission path in which a plurality of wireless lines of which modulation method is variable are virtually consolidated into one, and time-division multiplex transmission, includes a releasing unit that releases, when a failure occurs in a current line used in the time-division multiplex transmission, one wireless line in the plurality of wireless lines constituting the virtual transmission path from the virtual transmission path; a demodulation unit that changes a modulation method used for demodulation of the one wireless line released from the virtual transmission path by the releasing unit to a modulation method used in the time-division multiplex transmission; and a switching unit that switches line connection from the current line in which the failure has occurred to the one wireless line of which modulation method has been changed by the demodulation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Keiichi NAKANO, Tomohiko CHORAKU
  • Patent number: 8453629
    Abstract: A spark-ignition engine comprises a plug hole (13) formed in a cylinder head (2), an ignition plug (10) and a plug cap (9) of the type integral with an ignition coil, which is attached to the ignition plug (10) as it is inserted into the plug hole (13). In this spark-ignition engine, the plug hole (13) is arranged at a position outside a head cover (5) in the cylinder head (2), a head surface (2a) of which is opened to provide the plug hole (13) and has a plug-cap attaching flange (11) attached thereto, and the plug-cap attaching flange (11) is formed with an extending cylinder-portion (15A) having an extension-hole (15) communicated with the plug hole (13). The plug cap (9), as it is inserted from the extension hole (15A) into the plug hole (13), has a coil portion (9C) fixed to the extending cylinder-portion (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Nakano, Toshihiko Teramoto, Wataru Okada, Emi Tabata
  • Patent number: 8279497
    Abstract: An image-reading device includes a document-supporting base, a document-pressing member, a reading unit, a controlling unit, and a determining unit. The document-supporting base has a transparent member on which a document is placed. The document-pressing member is disposed on the document-supporting base so as to cover the transparent member. The document-pressing member is capable of opening and closing on the document-supporting base. The reading unit has a light source and capable of reading an image from the document placed on the transparent member while the light source irradiates light on the document. The controlling unit is configured to control the reading unit to execute a first scanning operation to output image signals for the image on the document while the light source is lit, and a second scanning operation to output image signals for the image on the document while the light source is not lit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiichi Nakano, Takahiro Ikeno
  • Patent number: 8218176
    Abstract: A communication device is configured to transmit subject data to be transmitted. A desired destination is designated by designating a desired abbreviated number contained in a facsimile number list which contains abbreviated numbers and respectively corresponding facsimile numbers. A predetermined operation is applied to a facsimile number corresponding to the desired abbreviated number to obtain a first operated value. Then, the desired abbreviated number and the first operated value are stored. The predetermined operation is applied again to a facsimile number corresponding to the desired abbreviated number as stored to obtain a second operated value after the transmission instruction is acquired. Whether the second operated value coincides with the second operated value is judged, and transmission of the subject data is aborted if the first operated value does not coincide with the second operated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiichi Nakano
  • Patent number: 8130423
    Abstract: An image scanning device for scanning an image on a document comprises a document table on which a document to be scanned is placed, a scanning unit which is installed in the document table for scanning an image on a document by projecting light from a light source onto the document in a time-sharing manner and detecting reflected light from the document, a moving unit which moves at least one of the document and the scanning unit to let them move relatively with each other, and a document type judgment unit which judges the type of the document in regard to transmission of light through the document based on a non-lighting period image signal which is outputted by the scanning unit by scanning the document for one line in a main scanning direction in a non-lighting period of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiichi Nakano, Takahiro Ikeno
  • Patent number: 8115955
    Abstract: A communication device has a reading unit, a wireless tag reading unit, and a transmitting unit. The reading unit reads image data from an original document. The original document has a first wireless tag including wireless tag data. The wireless tag data has data size. The wireless tag reading unit reads the wireless tag data from the wireless tag. The transmitting unit associates the image data with the wireless tag data to transmit the associated image data and wireless tag data to another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiichi Nakano
  • Patent number: 8031355
    Abstract: A communication device has an image reading unit, a wireless tag reading unit, a transmitting unit, a detecting unit, and a data-size notifying unit. The image reading unit reads image data from an original document on a page basis. The original document has a wireless tag including wireless tag data. The wireless tag data has a data size. The wireless tag reading unit reads the wireless tag data from the wireless tag. The transmitting unit associates the image data with the wireless tag data on a page basis to transmit the associated image data and wireless tag data to another device. The detecting unit detects the data size of the wireless tag data as size information. The data-size notifying unit notifies the another device of the size information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiichi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20100242932
    Abstract: A spark-ignition engine comprises a plug hole (13) formed in a cylinder head (2), an ignition plug (10) and a plug cap (9) of the type integral with an ignition coil, which is attached to the ignition plug (10) as it is inserted into the plug hole (13). In this spark-ignition engine, the plug hole (13) is arranged at a position outside a head cover (5) in the cylinder head (2), a head surface (2a) of which is opened to provide the plug hole (13) and has a plug-cap attaching flange (11) attached thereto, and the plug-cap attaching flange (11) is formed with an extending cylinder-portion (15A) having an extension-hole (15) communicated with the plug hole (13). The plug cap (9), as it is inserted from the extension hole (15A) into the plug hole (13), has a coil portion (9C) fixed to the extending cylinder-portion (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi NAKANO, Toshihiko TERAMOTO, Wataru OKADA, Emi TABATA