Patents by Inventor Ken Abe

Ken 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: 20090050580
    Abstract: To provide a filtering apparatus and a filtering method, in which dewater performance is improved while downsizing of the apparatus is achieved. The filtering apparatus includes a cylindrical or conical inner screen 1 and an outer screen 2 which are concentrically disposed and a spiral fixed wall 3 which is disposed in a filtering room 4 between the inner screen 1 and the outer screen 2. Only the inner screen 1 and/or the outer screen 2 are/is rotated about a shaft center while the spiral fixed wall 3 is not rotated. During this manipulation process, a treated feed is fed into the filtering room 4 from one end of the filtering room 4, thus treated liquid is filtered through the inner screen 1, and is filtered through the outer screen 2, so that each filtrate is discharged to the outside, and a cake is discharged from the other end of the filtering room 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Dai Takao, Ken Abe, Takashi Murazawa, Kotaro Neo, Masuhiro Sato, Motomi Ono
  • Publication number: 20090015976
    Abstract: A power feed system for a vehicle provided with a plurality of nodes (4a, 4b, 4c) provided with a load control portion (9) for controlling an electric load disposed at each portion of a vehicle, respectively, a power line (1) for supplying power to each node, and a multiplex transmission line (2) connecting each node to each other, comprising an abnormal current detection portion (5) disposed in a line for receiving power feed from the power line at each node for detecting abnormality of a load current, a detection signal generation portion (10) that starts to receive power when abnormality is detected at the abnormal current detection portion and sends a weak current as an output signal, a diagnostic signal line (3) in common to each node, connected to the detection signal generation portion for transmitting the signal from the detection signal generation portion, and a switching portion (6) for switching the power feed from the power line to the load control portion or the detection signal generation portio
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2005
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: THE FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Hara, Eiji Ichii, Hiroaki Takahashi, Ken Abe
  • Patent number: 6524117
    Abstract: An electric connecting apparatus provides electrical connection of two electric components by fitting a plurality of male terminals into mating female terminals. If the male terminals have different lengths, for example, the male terminals are fitted into the female terminals in an order of a longer one to a shorter one. In this case, the inserting force that is needed for the entire array of male terminals at the time the two electric components are connected together does not reach a peak at one time, but the inserting forces for the individual male terminals reach peaks one after another. This can permit the two electric components to be connected together with a less labor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Murakami, Ken Abe, Shin Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 6268663
    Abstract: This invention proposes a control device for an electric source supply, providing a function which prevents battery death of a vehicle. A lamp main relay turns a lamp main relay 3 off in case an ignition switch 1a is off and also when a door state is not changed over time T1 which is predetermined with a timer Tm1, and cuts off an electric source supply to an interior dome lamp 5, door lamps 6a, 6b, 6c of D-seat, P-seat, R-seat in order to prevent battery death. Further, a door/interior dome lamp control part 2c turns the interior dome lamp 5 and the door lamps in response to opened-doors off when doors are not closed more than time T2 which is predetermined with timer means Tm2 in order to prevent battery death. A warning signal may be generated before the control for preventing battery death or during the control mode for preventing battery death.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Abe, Shigeki Itabashi, Hiroshi Tutumi, Masaaki Imamura
  • Patent number: 6242693
    Abstract: An overhead power transmission line formed by stranding at least one outwardly projecting strand at the outermost layer of an overhead power transmission line formed by a plurality of strands. At least the outwardly projecting portion of the outwardly projecting strand is composed of an organic material. The outwardly projecting strand has a projection height H within a range defined as 1.5 mm≦H≦7.0 mm. By setting the projection height H of the outwardly projecting strand equal to or larger than 1.5 mm, the wind noise characteristic can be conspicuously improved. Further, by setting H≦7.0 mm, the outwardly projecting strand comprised by an organic material is made easily crushable, so the gripping portions of spacers, dampers, and other parts which have been conventionally used can be used as they are.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ken Abe, Takeo Munakata, Takashi Shinohara
  • Patent number: 6147303
    Abstract: An overhead power transmission line formed by stranding at least one outwardly projecting strand at the outermost layer of an overhead power transmission line formed by a plurality of strands. At least the outwardly projecting portion of the outwardly projecting strand is composed of an organic material. The outwardly projecting strand has a projection height H within a range defined as 1.5 mm.ltoreq.H.ltoreq.7.0 mm. By setting the projection height H of the outwardly projecting strand equal to or larger than 1.5 mm, the wind noise characteristic can be conspicuously improved. Further, by setting H.ltoreq.7.0 mm, the outwardly projecting strand comprised by an organic material is made easily crushable, so the gripping portions of spacers, dampers, and other parts which have been conventionally used can be used as they are.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Abe, Takeo Munakata, Takashi Shinohara
  • Patent number: 5196960
    Abstract: A double-sided lenticular lens sheet has an entrance lens layer and an exit lens layer, at least said exit lens layer containing light-diffusing fine particles, and has parameters satisfying the following expressions (I) and (II). ##EQU1## wherein t.sub.1 represents a thickness of the entrance lens layer; t.sub.2, a thickness of the exit lens layer; .DELTA.n.sub.1, a difference in refractive index between the thermoplastic resin and the light-diffusing fine particles in the entrance lens layer; .DELTA.n.sub.2, a difference in refractive index between the thermoplastic resin and the light-diffusing fine particles in the exit lens layer; c.sub.1, a weight concentration of the light-diffusing fine particles in the entrance lens layer; c.sub.2, a weight concentration of the light-diffusing fine particles in the exit lens layer; .rho..sub.1, a gravity of the light-diffusing fine particles in the entrance lens layer; .rho..sub.2, a gravity of the light-diffusing fine particles in the exit lens layer; d.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiro Matsuzaki, Hiroshi Kuwada, Masao Otaki, Ken Abe