Patents by Inventor Kenichi Inoue

Kenichi Inoue 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: 20240180176
    Abstract: A poultry leg meat slit-forming device includes: an ankle holding part configured to hold an ankle of bone-in poultry leg meat cut from a femur of a poultry carcass; a blade unit having a slit-forming blade; an inserting driving part configured to drive the blade unit such that an blade tip of the slit-forming blade is inserted into the poultry leg meat along an opposite side with respect to a kneecap in a tibia among the poultry leg meat held on the ankle holding part; and a leg meat pressing part configured to elastically press a surface of the poultry leg meat from a side of the kneecap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicants: MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD., MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Masubuchi, Shinya Nakamura, Kenichi Oka, Kenichiro Sakurai, Noriyuki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20240180177
    Abstract: A poultry leg meat deboning device is configured to perform a separation of a meat part from a femur with respect to a poultry leg meat to which a peeling off of the meat part has been performed until a side of a knee joint of the femur in a bone-in poultry leg meat which has been cut from a femur of a poultry carcass. The poultry leg meat deboning device includes: an ankle holding part configured to hold an ankle of the poultry leg meat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Nakamura, Ken Masubuchi, Kenichi Oka, Kenichiro Sakurai, Noriyuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11994388
    Abstract: An encoder includes: an optical module that detects angular position information indicating an angular position of a rotating disk within one rotation thereof; a magnetic detecting unit that detects multi-rotation information indicating the number of rotations of the disk; a battery that supplies a power to the magnetic detecting unit when an external power is not supplied to the encoder; and a connector that connects connection terminals of the battery to a substrate to which at least one of the optical module and the magnetic detecting unit is connected, via solders in contact with the connection terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventors: Ryo Inoue, Ikuma Murokita, Kenichi Sadakane, Masanobu Harada, Yuji Arinaga, Yasuhiro Matsutani
  • Publication number: 20240159659
    Abstract: Efficient acquisition of information to adjust a cooking environment for providing a fried food with good taste is realized by determining the cooking environment in advance based on a state of edible oil. A determination device for determining a cooking environment of an edible oil, comprising: an imaging section configured to acquire an image in which the edible oil is captured; a first input section configured to input first information which is information on a fried food to be fed into the edible oil and cooked; a first identification section configured to analyze the image and identify a state of the edible oil; and a second identification section configured to identify the cooking environment in which the fried food is to be cooked based on the first information and the state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Kenya ITO, Takeshi SUZUKI, Masami INOUE, Ryohei WATANABE, Ayato TAKASAKI, Kenichi KAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240138815
    Abstract: A push wave transmission unit transmits a push wave to a biological tissue of a subject. A tracking wave transmission/reception unit transmits a tracking wave to the biological tissue and receives a reflected ultrasound wave reflected by the biological tissue. An elasticity analysis unit measures a propagation velocity of a shear wave generated in the biological tissue by the push wave and measures an elastic property of the biological tissue based on the propagation velocity, and measures the propagation velocity of the shear wave based on a measurement signal obtained by the reflected ultrasound wave received by the tracking wave transmission/reception unit. A controller determines whether to re-measure the elastic property according to an unnecessary component included in the measurement signal. When determining to re-measure the elastic property, the ultrasound diagnostic apparatus re-measures the elastic property by changing an acoustic property of the push wave according to the unnecessary component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Healthcare Corporation
    Inventors: KENICHI KAWABATA, Hideki Yoshikawa, Noriaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11973417
    Abstract: A voltage drop Vzs is calculated based on an output current detection value Iac and a virtual synchronous impedance Zs or a corrected virtual synchronous impedance Zs?, and a value obtained by subtracting the voltage drop Vzs from an internal induced voltage Ef is output as a grid voltage command value Vac*. Zs calculation unit 7 limits an output current phase ? so that the output current phase ? is within an effective range by a phase limiter 12a, and calculates the corrected virtual synchronous impedance Zs? based on a limited output current phase ?, the internal induced voltage Ef, a grid voltage detection value Vac and a current limit value Ilim. Accordingly, in grid interconnection power conversion device that controls a virtual synchronous generator, it is possible to continue operation while suppressing an overcurrent and possess a synchronizing power generated by action or working of a virtual synchronous impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY HOLDINGS, INCORPORATED, MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Suzuki, Jun Takami, Ryota Samejima, Hideki Noda, Naoto Maeda, Toshiya Inoue, Kazu Shoji
  • Patent number: 11958101
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a forged article, capable of improving the durability of a die for forging is provided. The method, includes forging a steel material, by using a die, by spraying or applying a water-soluble polymer lubricant containing 0.01 to 0.98 mass % of a water-soluble sulfate onto a working surface of the die, the die being made of a raw material having a constituent composition of by mass %, of 0.4 to 0.7% of C, 1.0% or less of Si, 1.0% or less of Mn, 4.0 to 6.0% of Cr, 2.0 to 4.0% of (Mo+½W), 0.5 to 2.5% of (V+Nb), 0 to 1.0% of Ni, 0 to 5.0% of Co, 0.02% or less of N, and a remnant composed of Fe and impurities, and having hardness of 55 to 60 HRC, and the die including a nitrided layer or a nitrosulfidized layer on the working surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: PROTERIAL, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DAIDO CHEMICAL CO., LTD., UMETOKU CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shouji, Shuho Koseki, Kenichi Inoue, Katsuhiro Obata, Satoshi Murakami, Naoki Hayashi, Yoshikazu Suzuki, Toshifumi Miyamoto, Toru Otomo, Nobuhiro Ikeda, Kousuke Uda, Takashi Ogisu
  • Patent number: 11932921
    Abstract: An object is to provide an alloy composition that has a sufficient melting point for casting of an aluminum alloy, also has high hardness, and can suppress an occurrence of galling. The alloy composition of the present invention includes: a Mo—Cr-based dendritic structure 3; and a Ni—Al-based interdendritic structure 5 that fills a periphery of the Mo—Cr-based dendritic structure 3. The alloy composition of the present invention can adopt a chemical composition I in which when Mo+Cr+Ni+Al=100 at. % holds, Ni+Al=15 to 50 at. % and Mo+Cr=50 to 85 at. % hold; or a chemical composition II in which Ni+Al=40 to 70 at. % and Mo+Cr=30 to 60 at. % hold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuho Koseki, Kenichi Inoue, Hiroshi Shiratori, Kazuya Shinagawa
  • Publication number: 20240077553
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a cooling device for cooling a constituent element housed in a housing of a unit subjected to an influence of a generated magnetic field includes a water cooling mechanism and at least one air cooling mechanism. The water cooling mechanism cools the constituent element by cooling a cooling plate with a flow of water flowing through a pipe passing through the cooling plate arranged in the housing. The air cooling mechanism is arranged on an outgoing side where the flow of water flowing through the pipe is outgoing from the housing and cools the constituent element by discharging air in the housing along with the water flow in accordance with the water flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunobu SHINDEN, Teruo HASHIMOTO, Toshikazu SHIMMEI, Shintaro INOUE, Kenichi MURATA, Hajime TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11911146
    Abstract: A living body detection device includes a receiver that receives, from at least one non-contact sensor, a measurement result obtained by measuring a detection area with the at least one non-contact sensor, an extraction circuit that extracts a biological signal from the measurement result, a counting circuit that counts the number of living bodies present in the detection area from the biological signal, and an acquisition circuit that acquires a prescribed number of living bodies to be present in the detection area, and a verification circuit that verifies whether the number of living bodies counted by the counting circuit is equal to the prescribed number and outputs a result of verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20230279523
    Abstract: There are provided an inexpensive copper powder, which has a low content of oxygen even it has a small particle diameter and which has a high shrinkage starting temperature when it is heated, and a method for producing the same. While a molten metal of copper heated to a temperature, which is higher than the melting point of copper by 250 to 700° C. (preferably 350 to 650° C. and more preferably 450 to 600° C.), is allowed to drop, a high-pressure water is sprayed onto the heated molten metal of copper in a non-oxidizing atmosphere (such as an atmosphere of nitrogen, argon, hydrogen or carbon monoxide) to rapidly cool and solidify the heated molten metal of copper to produce a copper powder which has an average particle diameter of 1 to 10 ?m and a crystallite diameter Dx(200) of not less than 40 nm on (200) plane thereof, the content of oxygen in the copper powder being 0.7% by weight or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicant: Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yoshida, Kenichi Inoue, Atsushi Ebara, Yoshiyuki Michiaki, Takahiro Yamada
  • Publication number: 20230247115
    Abstract: A PC includes: a frame designing section configured to design a communications frame of a communications protocol; and a protocol driver generating section configured to generate a protocol driver in accordance with the communications frame having been designed. The frame designing section includes: a providing section configured to provide a graphics object that graphically represents an element of at least one segment of the communications frame and that contains information on the size of the element, in a manner that enables the graphics object to be selected and to be disposed in the at least one segment; and a setting section configured to set the property of the element represented by the graphics object having been disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Atsushi SHIRAISHI, Masao SAITO, Haruhiko UEKI, Kenichi INOUE
  • Patent number: 11692241
    Abstract: While a molten metal of copper heated to a temperature, which is higher than the melting point of copper by 250 to 700° C. (preferably 350 to 650° C. and more preferably 450 to 600° C.), is allowed to drop, a high-pressure water is sprayed onto the heated molten metal of copper in a non-oxidizing atmosphere (such as an atmosphere of nitrogen, argon, hydrogen or carbon monoxide) to rapidly cool and solidify the heated molten metal of copper to produce a copper powder which has an average particle diameter of 1 to 10 ?m and a crystallite diameter Dx(200) of not less than 40 nm on (200) plane thereof, the content of oxygen in the copper powder being 0.7% by weight or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: DOWA ELECTRONICS MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yoshida, Kenichi Inoue, Atsushi Ebara, Yoshiyuki Michiaki, Takahiro Yamada
  • Publication number: 20230167533
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a titanium or titanium alloy member and to a surface hardening method for the titanium or titanium alloy member. The titanium or titanium alloy member includes a base material of titanium or titanium alloy, and at a surface of the base material, a hardened layer formed by diffusion of oxygen into the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi SATO, Kazuma KOBAYASHI, Shouta NAGASAWA, Kenichi INOUE, Chinfu LIU, Wuchien LIU, Tienchai LIN, Weipin KAO
  • Publication number: 20230108039
    Abstract: A signal processing system according to the present disclosure includes a difference calculation unit and a determination unit. The difference calculation unit uses a sensor signal at a reference timing and a plurality of the sensor signals at a plurality of comparative timings shifted from the reference timing. The difference calculation unit generates a plurality of differential signals as respective differences between the sensor signal at the reference timing and the plurality of the sensor signals at the plurality of comparative timings and obtains respective magnitudes of the plurality of differential signals as a plurality of differential values. The determination unit obtains an evaluation value based on the plurality of differential values and determines a property of the object by using the evaluation value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi INOUE
  • Patent number: 11578399
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a titanium or titanium alloy member and to a surface hardening method for the titanium or titanium alloy member. The titanium or titanium alloy member includes a base material of titanium or titanium alloy, and at a surface of the base material, a hardened layer formed by diffusion of oxygen into the surface. The method includes: a heating step of heating the titanium or titanium alloy base material of the member to a predetermined temperature under an inert gas atmosphere; a hardening step of introducing (i) a mixed gas including an inert gas, and (ii) oxygen gas as a hardening treatment gas, to perform hardening treatment of the surface of the base material; and a cooling step of cooling the base material down to room temperature under the inert gas atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Sato, Kazuma Kobayashi, Shouta Nagasawa, Kenichi Inoue, Chinfu Liu, Wuchien Liu, Tienchai Lin, Weipin Kao
  • Publication number: 20230032681
    Abstract: A coil component includes: a base having a pair of side wall portions separated from and facing each other and a connecting wall portion interconnecting the pair of side wall portions; and an air core coil formed by winding a wire, in which the air core coil is disposed in a groove portion formed by the pair of side wall portions and the connecting wall portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichiro URABE, Hajime KATO, Toshinori MATSUURA, Kenichi INOUE, Koutarou WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11465214
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a coated cutting tool having a hard coating film on a surface of the tool. The hard coating film is a nitride, the content ratio of titanium (Ti) with respect to a total amount of metal elements (including semimetal elements) is in a range of 70 at % to 95 at %, the content ratio of silicon (Si) with respect to the total amount of metal elements (including semimetal elements) is in a range of 5 at % to 30 at %, and the content ratio of argon (Ar) with respect to the total amount of metal elements (including semimetal elements) and non-metal elements is 0.1 at % or less. The hard coating film has a NaCl type crystal structure and has an average crystal grain size in a range of 5 nm to 30 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: MOLDINO Tool Engineering, Ltd., HITACHI METALS, LTD., Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Pfaffikon
    Inventors: Tomoya Sasaki, Shuho Koseki, Kana Morishita, Saleh Abusuilik, Kenichi Inoue, Denis Kurapov, Wolfgang Kalss
  • Patent number: 11420256
    Abstract: A silver powder which has a small content of carbon and which is difficult to be agglutinated, and a method for producing the same. While a molten metal, which is prepared by melting silver to which 40 ppm or more of copper is added, is allowed to drop, a high-pressure water is sprayed onto the molten metal to rapidly cool and solidify the molten metal to produce a silver powder which contains 40 ppm or more of copper, 0.1% by weight or less of carbon and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: DOWA ELECTRONICS MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Michiaki, Masahiro Yoshida, Kenichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11407030
    Abstract: There is provided a silver powder which has a small average particle diameter and a small thermal shrinkage percentage, and a method for producing the same. While a molten metal of silver heated to a temperature (1292 to 1692° C.), which is higher than the melting point (962° C.) of silver by 330 to 730° C., is allowed to drop, a high-pressure water is sprayed onto the molten metal of silver (preferably at a water pressure of 90 to 160 MPa) to rapidly cool and solidify the molten metal of silver to powderize silver to produce a silver powder which has an average particle diameter of 1 to 6 ?m and a shrinkage percentage of not greater than 8% (preferably not greater than 7%) at 500° C., the product of the average particle diameter by the shrinkage percentage at 500° C. being 1 to 11 ?m·% (preferably 1.5 to 10.5 ?m·%).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: DOWA ELECTRONICS MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ebara, Kenichi Inoue, Yoshiyuki Michiaki, Takahiro Yamada, Masahiro Yoshida