Patents by Inventor Kenichi Kimura

Kenichi Kimura 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: 10428936
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device that includes a source pressure generating valve that generates a source pressure; a solenoid valve that can supply the engagement pressure based on the source pressure; and a supply pressure switching valve that can be switched between a first state where the supply pressure switching valve can supply the engagement pressure to the second engagement element and a second state where the supply pressure switching valve can supply the source pressure to the second engagement element, the supply pressure switching valve being in the first state when the solenoid valve is operating normally, and being switched to the second state in case of abnormality in the solenoid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Tsuchida, Toshiaki Hayashi, Yuta Seriguchi, Masafumi Takasu, Yoichiro Kimura, Kenichi Ishii, Syuji Moriyama, Yoshinobu Soga, Hiromitsu Nitani, Takafumi Inagaki
  • Patent number: 10368935
    Abstract: A surgical treatment apparatus includes a treatment portion unit; at least one operation portion provided in the treatment portion unit that is movable in response to an operation of an operator; a detection subject portion provided in the operation portion; a gripping portion that is detachable and attachable relative to the treatment portion unit; a non-contact type detection portion that is provided in the gripping portion separately from the operation portion and is capable of detecting an operation of the detection subject portion in accordance with the operation of the operation portion; an energy supply portion provided within the gripping portion, that supplies energy to the treatment portion; and a driving device connected to the gripping portion, that supplies energy to the energy supply portion in accordance with a detection result of the detection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Hideo Sanai, Kenichi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190226048
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a steel part, which includes the steps of: preparing a built-up steel sheet including a steel sheet 20 including: C: 0.15 to 0.5% by mass, Si: 0.10 to 3% by mass, Mn: 0.5 to 5% by mass, P: 0.05% by mass or less (excluding 0%), S: 0.05% by mass or less (excluding 0%), Al: 0.01 to 1% by mass, B: 0.0002 to 0.01% by mass, Ti: 0.005 to (3.4[N]+0.1) % by mass (in which [N] represents a content of N (% by mass)), and N: 0.001 to 0.01% by mass, with the balance being iron and inevitable impurities, and one or more built-up portions 30 provided on the steel sheet 20; hot-forming the built-up steel sheet at a temperature of an Ac3 point or higher of the steel sheet 20; and cooling the hot-formed built-up steel sheet to a temperature of an Ms point or lower of the steel sheet such that an area ratio of martensite in the metal structure of the steel sheet 20 is 70% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Takayuki KIMURA, Reiichi SUZUKI, Hideto KATSUMA, Kenichi WATANABE, Liang CHEN
  • Publication number: 20190229588
    Abstract: An output shaft includes a shaft hole with which a shaft is fittable, rotates by torque output from a motor, and outputs torque to the shaft. A magnet holder includes a holder hole with which the shaft is fittable and is rotatable together with the shaft. A magnet is disposed on the magnet holder. An angle sensor is capable of detecting magnetic flux from the magnet and outputs a signal corresponding to a rotation angle of the magnet holder. A play amount between the shaft and the shaft hole is set to a first predetermined value or larger. A play amount between the shaft and the holder hole is set to a second predetermined value or smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yuuya TAKAHASHI, Kiyoshi KIMURA, Kenichi OISHI, Mikine KUME, Toru TABUCHI
  • Patent number: 10351811
    Abstract: A cell culture container characterized by being equipped with a container main body and a flat plate attached onto one surface of the container main body, wherein the container main body is equipped with an inflow port through which a liquid can flow into the container main body, a passage through which the liquid flowing into the container main body from the inflow port can pass, and an outflow port through which the liquid passing through the passage can flow out from the container main body, and wherein, on the bottom surface of the passage, multiple cell-seeding areas in which cells passing through the passage can be seeded are arranged side by side along the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SINFONIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Kurakazu, Yasuhiro Oshima, Yoshio Kimura, Kenichi Kagawa, Shinichi Gomi, Shigenori Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10354693
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine a playback mode of sound included in content. The information processing apparatus includes a playback unit configured to play back the sound included in the content in the playback mode determined by the determination unit, at playback of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ai Matsubara, Kenichi Kuromusha, Yoshihito Nishikawa, Yoshio Ikai, Kazutaka Kimura, Kanta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10348980
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging sensor; an optical system that changes an image magnification of a object image according to a position of a focus lens; and a controller that causes the imaging sensor to generate the plurality of pieces of image data by causing the imaging sensor to pick up the object image while moving the focus lens to generate still image data based on the plurality of pieces of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Honjo, Mitsuyoshi Okamoto, Yuuichi Kimura, Masatoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190169475
    Abstract: Provided is a solvent-free-adhesive polyisocyanate composition, containing, a polyisocyanate (A) and an aromatic vinyl-maleic anhydride copolymer (B), which is a copolymer of aromatic vinyl and maleic anhydride in which a molar ratio [aromatic vinyl/maleic anhydride] of the raw material monomers of the copolymer is 1.5/1 to 5/1. Further provided is a method for producing the polyisocyanate composition; a solvent-free adhesive containing, the solvent-free-adhesive polyisocyanate composition and a polyol (Y); and a multilayer film obtained by laminating a first base material film, a second base material film, and an adhesive layer between the base material films, in which the adhesive layer is formed of the solvent-free adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Ohara, Kiyokazu Umetsu, Ryoji Kimura, Tomoo Okubo, Kenichi Shimamura, Kohei Nakane
  • Publication number: 20190161719
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid feeding device which can improve collection efficiency of fine particles on an individual particle basis while improvement of workability is realized. A liquid feeding device includes: an introduction portion disposed on one end portion of the liquid feeding device, and configured to introduce a liquid into a closed space; a discharge portion disposed on another end portion of the liquid feeding device, and configured to discharge the liquid supplied into the closed space; and an upper wall provided so as to oppose the upper surface of the chip, and configured to define the closed space. The upper wall has an inclined surface which is provided such that a gap formed between the inclined surface and the chip is reduced from an introduction portion side toward a discharge portion side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi KIMURA, Ken TSUKII, Toru TAKAHASHI, Mariko MATSUNAGA, Jie XU
  • Patent number: 10300519
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a press-formed article includes arranging a member to be pressed between first and second dies, and relatively moving the first and second dies so as to approach each other, thereby press forming to a portion to be pressed so that a height of the portion to be pressed decreases. In the press forming step, while first bent portions in a pair each bent in a protruded shape toward the second die on the portion to be pressed are held by groove-shaped holding portions in a pair separated from each other on the second die, a second bent portion bent in a protruded shape from a position between the first bent portions toward the first die on the portion to be pressed is pressed and deformed by a pressing portion of the first die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Sakamoto, Yasuhiro Hayashida, Kenichi Watanabe, Junya Naitou, Kensuke Funada, Takayuki Kimura, Jiro Iwaya
  • Publication number: 20190039070
    Abstract: A cell accommodating chip capable of accommodating a plurality of cells includes a substrate composed of a light-transmitting material, and a plurality of wells on at least one of main faces of the substrate, the plurality of wells being capable of accommodating cells. A surface of the cell accommodating chip including the plurality of wells has a low cell adhesion property, and affinity to a specific binding material having affinity to a produced substance produced by a cell accommodated in one of the wells and/or a released substance released by the cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mariko MATSUNAGA, Ken TSUKll, Kenichi KIMURA, Toru TAKAHASHI, Jie XU
  • Publication number: 20190031993
    Abstract: A cell accommodating chip is adapted for use in a screening apparatus for searching for a predetermined cell based on optical information emitted from a substance on the cell accommodating chip and selectively collecting the cell searched for. The cell accommodating chip includes a substrate composed of a light-transmitting material, and a plurality of wells capable of accommodating cells, the plurality of wells being provided on at least one of main faces of the substrate. A surface of the cell accommodating chip having the plurality of wells is coated with a specific polymer having a crosslinked structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mariko MATSUNAGA, Ken TSUKll, Kenichi KIMURA, Toru TAKAHASHI, Jie XU, Takayuki MATSUMOTO, Kohta IGARASHI
  • Patent number: 10189804
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an excellent method for producing an excellent therapeutic agent. The solution of the present invention is as shown in the following scheme: wherein R1 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, R2 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, and R3 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Masayuki Murakami, Yuichi Aki, Daisuke Fukatsu, Kenichi Kimura, Makoto Michida, Koji Hamaoka
  • Publication number: 20190008573
    Abstract: A treatment system includes a pair of holding members, a high-frequency energy output section, a heat generating section and a control section. At least one of the pair of holding members moves to the other holding member. The high-frequency energy output section and the heat generating section are provided on at least one of the holding members. The high-frequency energy output section exerts high-frequency energy to a living tissue to denature the living tissue, and collects the biological information of the living tissue. The heat generating section applies heat to it held between the holding members, generates the heat owing to the supply of the energy, and conducts the heat therefrom to denature the living tissue. The control section controls the output of the energy to the high-frequency energy output section and the heat generating section based on the biological information collected by the high-frequency energy output section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoyuki TAKASHINO, Kenichi KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10101276
    Abstract: A screening apparatus includes a light permeable measurement chip having a well retaining a liquid including microparticles, a measuring section acquiring optical information of the microparticles obtained by illuminating the microparticles, an analyzing section that extracts optical information of the microparticles, a receiving plate receiving a microparticle selectively picked up from the measurement chip, a moving section moving the measurement chip and the receiving plate against the measuring section, and a collecting section for collecting a microparticle by sucking with the suction-ejection capillary and ejecting on the receiving plate. A distal-end outer dimension of the capillary is greater than a width of the well. The capillary sucks the target microparticle at a position where the distal end of the capillary and the measurement chip are spaced by a predetermined distance and a central axis of the distal end of the capillary and a central axis of the well are mutually displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Kimura, Ken Tsukii, Jie Xu
  • Patent number: 10098688
    Abstract: A treatment system includes a pair of holding members, a high-frequency energy output section, a heat generating section and a control section. At least one of the pair of holding members moves to the other holding member. The high-frequency energy output section and the heat generating section are provided on at least one of the holding members. The high-frequency energy output section exerts high-frequency energy to a living tissue to denature the living tissue, and collects the biological information of the living tissue. The heat generating section applies heat to it held between the holding members, generates the heat owing to the supply of the energy, and conducts the heat therefrom to denature the living tissue. The control section controls the output of the energy to the high-frequency energy output section and the heat generating section based on the biological information collected by the high-frequency energy output section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Takashino, Kenichi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20180289986
    Abstract: A treatment instrument includes: a proximal side probe transmits ultrasonic vibration from its proximal end to its distal end; a distal side probe configured to transmit the ultrasonic vibration from its proximal end to a treatment portion at its distal end; and a holding portion which holds a state where the proximal end of the distal side probe is into collision with the distal end of the proximal side probe, and a state where vibration is transmittable from the proximal end of the proximal side probe to the distal end of the distal side probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo SANAI, Kenichi KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180280073
    Abstract: A treatment device includes a vibrator capable of ultrasonically vibrating, a front mass portion having a first resonance frequency and connected to the vibrator in a manner capable of transmitting ultrasonic vibration, a treatment probe configured to treat a subject and having a second resonance frequency that is higher than the first resonance frequency of the front mass portion, and a connection portion connecting a distal end surface of the front mass portion and a proximal end surface of the treatment probe by a pressing force, and serving as an antinode position when vibrating at the first resonance frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo SANAI, Kenichi KIMURA, Masashi YAMADA, Masami OSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10016231
    Abstract: A medical apparatus includes a treatment device configured to be capable of treating a subject by applying energy to the subject, an optical fiber including a light emitting face for emitting light into the subject, the optical fiber being connected to the treatment device, and a shield portion that is disposed in front of the light emitting face of the optical fiber, the shield portion being configured to expose the light emitting face when the treatment device does not perform a treatment operation and to shield the light emitting face when the treatment device performs the treatment operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Igarashi, Takeshi Watanabe, Yuji Hirai, Kenichi Kimura, Satoshi Homma, Hiroshi Miyajima, Hiroyoshi Yajima
  • Patent number: D857241
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Sakamoto, Takayuki Kimura, Kenichi Watanabe, Kensuke Funada