Patents by Inventor Kenichi Imai

Kenichi Imai 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: 20200206305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a granular pharmaceutical composition obtained by coating a nucleus with: (1) a layer containing a material having a damp-proofing function, and (2) a drug layer containing linaclotide, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or a hydrate thereof, and (3) a layer containing a material having a damp-proofing function. Also, the present invention relates to a method for manufacturing the granular pharmaceutical composition obtained by coating the nucleus with (1) the layer containing the material having a damp-proofing function, (2) the drug layer containing the linaclotide, the pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or the hydrate thereof, and (3) the layer containing the material having a damp-proofing function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Mare Nishiura, Kenichi Ashihara, Kanehira Imai, Atsushi Muro, Tsukasa Nishikawahara
  • Publication number: 20200182351
    Abstract: A position controller includes: an oil temperature acquisition unit that acquires information on an oil temperature of a hydraulic actuator; a position acquisition unit that acquires an actual value of an operation position of an object; a position control unit that calculates an operation command value for a control valve of the hydraulic actuator by closed-loop control so as to reduce a deviation between a target value of the operation position of the object and the actual value; and a gain setting unit that changes at least one gain of the closed-loop control so that sensitivity of the closed-loop control increases as the oil temperature decreases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuma KOBAYASHI, Kippei MATSUDA, Satoshi OOTSUKI, Kenichi NAKASHIMA, Hideyuki IMAI, Akihito ABE
  • Publication number: 20200183431
    Abstract: A position controller that performs position control by outputting a drive signal to a control valve of a hydraulic actuator that changes an operation position of an object, includes: a position acquisition unit that acquires an actual value of an operation position of the object; a position control unit that calculates an operation command value for the control valve by closed-loop control so as to reduce a deviation between a target value of the operation position of the object and the actual value; and a vibration wave application unit that applies a vibration wave to a signal of the closed-loop control so that the operation command value vibrates at a predetermined frequency at start of the closed-loop control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kippei MATSUDA, Shuma KOBAYASHI, Satoshi OOTSUKI, Kenichi NAKASHIMA, Hideyuki IMAI, Akihito ABE
  • Patent number: 10662491
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet comprising a steel sheet having a surface on which grooves, in which an extending direction crosses a rolling direction and a depth direction is parallel to a sheet thickness direction, are formed, and wherein a molten solidified substance ranging in parallel to the groove exists on both sides of the groove on the surface of the steel sheet, and a height becoming a maximum frequency in a height distribution of height data in which the surface of the steel sheet in a specific area including the groove is measured at regular intervals is set as a virtual plane, and a value of V2/V1 is more than 0.10 and less than 0.80, wherein V1 is a space volume of recess parts recessed from the virtual plane and V2 is a volume of projection parts projected from the virtual plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahito Mizumura, Fumiaki Takahashi, Masato Mizokami, Hisashi Mogi, Hideyuki Hamamura, Hirofumi Imai, Shinya Hayashi, Kenichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10619276
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric web having an excellent sound absorption coefficient in a frequency range from 800 Hz to 1000 Hz when used as a sound absorbing member for a vehicle exterior. The nonwoven fabric web including a nonwoven fabric having meltblown fibers and binder fibers arranged so as to be confounded with the meltblown fibers and fused with the meltblown fibers at some of the confounding points at the very least, the weight per unit area of the nonwoven fabric being from 400 g/m2 to 1500 g/m2, and the flexural rigidity of the nonwoven fabric being from 2.0 N/50 mm to 20.0 N/50 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Daisuke Kurashima, Koji Imai, Kenichi Yoda
  • Publication number: 20200078673
    Abstract: To provide a video display system for allowing a user to look at and listen to video and sound on various means. A video display system has a video display device and a portable video display device, connected to each other for communication. The video display device produces own device video data and own device sound data to be displayed and reproduced, respectively, on the video display device; displays the own device video data and reproduces the own device sound data; encodes these data into a data format which the portable video display device is able to handle, to thereby produce other device video data and other device sound data; and sends to the portable video display device. The portable video display device receives these data, and decodes and displays the other device video data, and decodes and reproduces the other device sound data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Ikuo TSUKAGOSHI, Kenichi IMAI, Takenori OHSHIMA, Yuichi NISHIMORI, Masaru MASUDA
  • Patent number: 10573871
    Abstract: A power supply device includes: a bus bar which connects the electrode terminals facing each other. The bus bar includes: a first connection portion which is connected to one of the electrode terminals; a second connection portion which is connected to another of the electrode terminals; a first rising portion which is coupled to the first connection portion through a first bent portion; a second rising portion which is coupled to the second connection portion through a second bent portion, and is disposed in an orientation of crossing the first rising portion; and a middle linking portion which is coupled to the first rising portion through a third bent portion facing the first bent portion, and the second rising portion through a fourth bent portion facing the second bent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Bessho, Kenichi Imai
  • Patent number: 10568498
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes: an optical system configured to collect light; a semiconductor package including an image sensor and a sensor electrode; a plurality of electronic components; and a circuit board including: a first connection electrode provided on a front surface side of the circuit board; and an electronic component mounting area and an inspection electrode disposing area that are provided on a back surface side of the circuit board. A wall portion having a height higher than a height of the plurality of electronic components is formed at least on two facing sides around the electronic component mounting area, and a maximum thickness of the circuit board at the inspection electrode disposing area is thinner than a thickness of the circuit board including the wall portion, at the electronic component mounting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi Imai
  • Patent number: 10541395
    Abstract: A power supply device includes: a plurality of secondary battery cells; separators having insulation property which are interposed between the adjacent secondary battery cells in a state where the plurality of secondary battery cells are stacked; end plates disposed at both end surfaces of a battery stacked body where the secondary battery cells and the separators are alternatively stacked; a pair of battery fastening members which fasten the end plates each other; and an intermediate bracket interposed at an intermediate portion of the battery stacked body. The pair of battery fastening members have fastening member-side fixing portions for fixing the intermediate bracket at an intermediate portion in a longitudinal direction of each of the pair of battery fastening members, the intermediate bracket has bracket-side fixing portions which are fixed to the fastening member-side fixing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Bessho, Kenichi Imai
  • Patent number: 10518174
    Abstract: To provide a video display system for allowing a user to look at and listen to video and sound on various means. A video display system has a video display device and a portable video display device, connected to each other for communication. The video display device produces own device video data and own device sound data to be displayed and reproduced, respectively, on the video display device; displays the own device video data and reproduces the own device sound data; encodes these data into a data format which the portable video display device is able to handle, to thereby produce other device video data and other device sound data; and sends to the portable video display device. The portable video display device receives these data, and decodes and displays the other device video data, and decodes and reproduces the other device sound data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Ikuo Tsukagoshi, Kenichi Imai, Takenori Ohshima, Yuichi Nishimori, Masaru Masuda
  • Patent number: 10406443
    Abstract: When a content acquisition unit acquires a part of full-size application software, an installation processing unit installs the acquired part, and an execution unit sets the installed application software to be executable. While the execution unit is executing the application software, the content acquisition unit continues to download the application software. A display processing unit changes a display mode of an icon image differently when a part of the application software is installed and when the application software is installed in its entirety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Imai, Shigeru Enomoto, Hiroshi Saito, Toshimasa Aoki, Satoshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10394307
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a processor configured to control a system of the information processing apparatus, a power source controller configured to perform control of power supply to the system and to turn off a power source of the power source controller in standby mode in which a power source of the processor is turned off, a memory configured to store information in standby mode, and a power supply unit configured to perform power supply to the memory in standby mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Masuda, Toshimasa Tsuchida, Takahiro Imai, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Kiyotaka Akasaka, Kenichi Onishi, Norifumi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20180344139
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes: an optical system configured to collect light; a semiconductor package including an image sensor and a sensor electrode; a plurality of electronic components; and a circuit board including: a first connection electrode provided on a front surface side of the circuit board; and an electronic component mounting area and an inspection electrode disposing area that are provided on a back surface side of the circuit board. A wall portion having a height higher than a height of the plurality of electronic components is formed at least on two facing sides around the electronic component mounting area, and a maximum thickness of the circuit board at the inspection electrode disposing area is thinner than a thickness of the circuit board including the wall portion, at the electronic component mounting area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20180151862
    Abstract: A power supply device includes: a bus bar which connects the electrode terminals facing each other. The bus bar includes: a first connection portion which is connected to one of the electrode terminals; a second connection portion which is connected to another of the electrode terminals; a first rising portion which is coupled to the first connection portion through a first bent portion; a second rising portion which is coupled to the second connection portion through a second bent portion, and is disposed in an orientation of crossing the first rising portion; and a middle linking portion which is coupled to the first rising portion through a third bent portion facing the first bent portion, and the second rising portion through a fourth bent portion facing the second bent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: TOSHIHIKO BESSHO, KENICHI IMAI
  • Publication number: 20180138473
    Abstract: A power supply device includes: a plurality of secondary battery cells; separators having insulation property which are interposed between the adjacent secondary battery cells in a state where the plurality of secondary battery cells are stacked; end plates disposed at both end surfaces of a battery stacked body where the secondary battery cells and the separators are alternatively stacked; a pair of battery fastening members which fasten the end plates each other; and an intermediate bracket interposed at an intermediate portion of the battery stacked body. The pair of battery fastening members have fastening member-side fixing portions for fixing the intermediate bracket at an intermediate portion in a longitudinal direction of each of the pair of battery fastening members, the intermediate bracket has bracket-side fixing portions which are fixed to the fastening member-side fixing portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: TOSHIHIKO BESSHO, KENICHI IMAI
  • Patent number: 9889376
    Abstract: When an acquisition unit acquires image data of a game being played on another information processing apparatus, a display processing unit displays, using the acquired image data, an image of game play. A participation processing unit allows a user to join the game being played on the other information processing apparatus, and a transmission unit transmits operation information from the user to the other information processing apparatus. When the acquisition unit acquires image data in which the transmitted operation information is reflected in the progress of the game in the other information processing apparatus, the display processing unit displays, using the image data, an image of game play in which the operation information is reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Imai, Shigeru Enomoto, Hiroshi Saito, Toshimasa Aoki, Satoshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9702030
    Abstract: A precipitation hardening type martensitic stainless steel of an embodiment contains: Cr: 8.5 to 12.5%; Mo: 1 to 2%; Ni: 8.5 to 11.5%; Ti: 0.6 to 1.4%; C: 0.0005 to 0.05%; Al: 0.0005 to 0.25%; Cu: 0.005 to 0.75%; Nb: 0.0005 to 0.3%; Si: 0.005 to 0.75%; Mn: 0.005 to 1%; and N: 0.0001 to 0.03% by mass, and the balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Reki Takaku, Haruki Ohnishi, Masayuki Yamada, Yoriharu Murata, Kenichi Imai
  • Patent number: 9682323
    Abstract: An acquisition unit acquires image data in which game play is recorded or image data of a game currently being played. A display processing unit displays an image of game play using the acquired image data and displays an image for acquiring game software while the image of the game play is being displayed or after the completion of the display of the image of the game play. When a reception unit receives an input operation in the image for acquiring the game software, a request generation unit generates a request for downloading that indicates, as a destination of the game software, another information processing apparatus different from the information processing apparatus, and a transmission unit transmits the generated request for downloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Imai, Shigeru Enomoto, Hiroshi Saito, Toshimasa Aoki, Satoshi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20170043248
    Abstract: To provide a video display system for allowing a user to look at and listen to video and sound on various means. A video display system has a video display device and a portable video display device, connected to each other for communication. The video display device produces own device video data and own device sound data to be displayed and reproduced, respectively, on the video display device; displays the own device video data and reproduces the own device sound data; encodes these data into a data format which the portable video display device is able to handle, to thereby produce other device video data and other device sound data; and sends to the portable video display device. The portable video display device receives these data, and decodes and displays the other device video data, and decodes and reproduces the other device sound data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ikuo TSUKAGOSHI, Kenichi IMAI, Takenori OHSHIMA, Yuichi NISHIMORI, Masaru MASUDA
  • Patent number: 9504918
    Abstract: To provide a video display system for allowing a user to look at and listen to video and sound on various means. A video display system has a video display device and a portable video display device, connected to each other for communication. The video display device produces own device video data and own device sound data to be displayed and reproduced, respectively, on the video display device; displays the own device video data and reproduces the own device sound data; encodes these data into a data format which the portable video display device is able to handle, to thereby produce other device video data and other device sound data; and sends to the portable video display device. The portable video display device receives these data, and decodes and displays the other device video data, and decodes and reproduces the other device sound data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Ikuo Tsukagoshi, Kenichi Imai, Takenori Ohshima, Yuichi Nishimori, Masaru Masuda