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).

  • Patent number: 11547936
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for downloading application software from a server, including: downloading the application software from the server, where a first application software file contains only a portion of the application software, and a second application software file contains more than the portion of the application software; executing the application software and generating application images based thereon, where execution of the first application software file contains enough of the application software to execute a limited amount of the application software; and displaying the application images on a display screen based on the execution of the application software, where the acquisition unit begins downloading the second application software file in a background process after downloading the first application software file and at least partially during the execution of the first application software file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Imai, Shigeru Enomoto, Hiroshi Saito, Toshimasa Aoki, Satoshi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20220257696
    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: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Mare Nishiura, Kenichi Ashihara, Kanehira Imai, Atsushi Muro, Tsukasa Nishikawahara
  • Patent number: 11251490
    Abstract: A pair of end plates disposed respectively at end faces of a battery stack are connected by bind bars and apply pressure to the battery stack to immobilize the battery stack. Each of the end plates includes a locking hole extending along a surface of the end plate. The end plate is fixed to a base plate by a fixing bolt inserted through the locking hole. The locking hole includes a deformation space that allows deformation of the fixing bolt when cell reaction force of the battery stack is caused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Imai, Shingo Ochi
  • Publication number: 20220001276
    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: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Ikuo TSUKAGOSHI, Kenichi IMAI, Takenori OHSHIMA, Yuichi NISHIMORI, Masaru MASUDA
  • Patent number: 11148047
    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: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Ikuo Tsukagoshi, Kenichi Imai, Takenori Ohshima, Yuichi Nishimori, Masaru Masuda
  • Patent number: 10967262
    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 an execution unit activates game software after it is determined that the user joins the game. While the execution unit is activating the game software, the display processing unit continues to display the image of the game play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Imai, Shigeru Enomoto, Hiroshi Saito, Toshimasa Aoki, Satoshi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200243815
    Abstract: A pair of end plates disposed respectively at end faces of a battery stack are connected by bind bars and apply pressure to the battery stack to immobilize the battery stack. Each of the end plates includes a locking hole extending along a surface of the end plate. The end plate is fixed to a base plate by a fixing bolt inserted through the locking hole. The locking hole includes a deformation space that allows deformation of the fixing bolt when cell reaction force of the battery stack is caused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Imai, Shingo Ochi
  • 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
  • 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