Patents by Inventor Kenichi Nishimura

Kenichi Nishimura 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: 11252307
    Abstract: A first lateral surface, a second lateral surface, an upper surface, and a bottom surface of a housing of an imaging device is formed of metal and at least two surfaces among the first lateral surface, the second lateral surface, the upper surface, and the bottom surface include a groove region formed of a plurality of grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Shingai, Kenichi Nishimura, Takeru Ohya
  • Patent number: 11078086
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to improve production efficiency of lithium hydroxide anhydride in a method for producing lithium hydroxide anhydride from lithium hydroxide hydrate by using a rotary kiln. The method for producing lithium hydroxide anhydride comprises steps of: supplying the lithium hydroxide hydrate to a region between a heating part which is the part of the furnace core tube surrounded by the heating furnace and one end of the furnace core tube; delivering the supplied lithium hydroxide hydrate toward the other end of the furnace core tube; feeding a drying gas with a temperature of 100° C. or higher to the region between the one end and the heating part of the furnace core tube, when the lithium hydroxide hydrate is supplied; and heating and dehydrating the lithium hydroxide hydrate by the heating furnace which is set to 230-450° C. during the lithium hydroxide delivering step, to form lithium hydroxide anhydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: BASF TODA BATTERY MATERIALS LLC, TANABE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Yamamoto, Osamu Sasaki, Noriyasu Kimura, Kenichi Nishimura, Wataru Koyanagi, Toru Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 11070734
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus that is capable of taking and editing a content with satisfactory operability while holding a grip. The image pickup apparatus includes a display unit, a grip, an operation unit including a touch operation member extending in a slide direction for a slide operation that designates one of taken contents, a first instruction member to take, and a second instruction member to retake, and a controller that changes a display content on the display unit according to a slide operation to the touch operation member. The operation unit is provided between the grip and the display unit in a perpendicular direction to the slide direction. The first and second instruction members are provided between the touch operation member and the grip in the perpendicular direction. The first and second instruction members are respectively provided near one end and the other end of the touch operation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Watanabe, Harry Vermeulen, Kenichi Nishimura, Takeshi Nakata
  • Publication number: 20200344422
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus that is capable of taking and editing a content with satisfactory operability while holding a grip. The image pickup apparatus includes a display unit, a grip, an operation unit including a touch operation member extending in a slide direction for a slide operation that designates one of taken contents, a first instruction member to take, and a second instruction member to retake, and a controller that changes a display content on the display unit according to a slide operation to the touch operation member. The operation unit is provided between the grip and the display unit in a perpendicular direction to the slide direction. The first and second instruction members are provided between the touch operation member and the grip in the perpendicular direction. The first and second instruction members are respectively provided near one end and the other end of the touch operation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Watanabe, Harry Vermeulen, Kenichi Nishimura, Takeshi Nakata
  • Publication number: 20200076993
    Abstract: A first lateral surface, a second lateral surface, an upper surface, and a bottom surface of a housing of an imaging device is formed of metal and at least two surfaces among the first lateral surface, the second lateral surface, the upper surface, and the bottom surface include a groove region formed of a plurality of grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Satoru Shingai, Kenichi Nishimura, Takeru Ohya
  • Publication number: 20200055739
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to improve production efficiency of lithium hydroxide anhydride in a method for producing lithium hydroxide anhydride from lithium hydroxide hydrate by using a rotary kiln. The method for producing lithium hydroxide anhydride comprises steps of: supplying the lithium hydroxide hydrate to a region between a heating part which is the part of the furnace core tube surrounded by the heating furnace and one end of the furnace core tube; delivering the supplied lithium hydroxide hydrate toward the other end of the furnace core tube; feeding a drying gas with a temperature of 100° C. or higher to the region between the one end and the heating part of the furnace core tube, when the lithium hydroxide hydrate is supplied; and heating and dehydrating the lithium hydroxide hydrate by the heating furnace which is set to 230-450° C. during the lithium hydroxide delivering step, to form lithium hydroxide anhydride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicants: BASF TODA BATTERY MATERIALS LLC, TANABE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu YAMAMOTO, Osamu SASAKI, Noriyasu KIMURA, Kenichi NISHIMURA, Wataru KOYANAGI, Toru KUWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20170344688
    Abstract: A processor of an information processing apparatus displays a first component in a state in which a first terminal of the first component is located on a second terminal of a second component. The processor displays, along a designated route, a first wiring pattern for connecting the second terminal to the first terminal and moves the first component to a first distal end of the first wiring pattern. The processor determines whether a pattern area of the first wiring pattern or a component area of the first component which is placed at a second distal end of the designated route overlaps any of first areas of already placed components or second areas of already wired wiring patterns. The processor finalizes placement of the first component and the first wiring pattern upon determining that the pattern area and the component area overlap none of the first areas and the second areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SAKAI, Masato ARIYAMA, Kenichi NISHIMURA, Akira MIMURA, Yusuke KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170278879
    Abstract: The present invention includes: a multilayer film forming step of forming a multilayer film constituted by a plurality of metal films layered together; after the multilayer film forming step, a resist forming step of forming a resist film having patterned openings on the multilayer film; after the resist forming step, a dry etching step of dry etching the multilayer film to remove at least one metal film located at the top of the multilayer film and exposed by the openings; after the dry etching step, a wet etching step of wet etching the multilayer film to remove at least the metal films exposed by the openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori HARADA, Yohhei SHINZAKI, Masaru SUGATA, Kenichi NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9570544
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a silicon substrate that includes a high-concentration layer containing first conductivity type impurities; a low-concentration layer formed on the high-concentration layer and containing first conductivity type impurities; a first electrode and a second electrode formed on the low-concentration layer; a vertical semiconductor element that allows current to flow between the second electrode and the high-concentration layer; and a first trench unit that realizes electric connection between the first electrode and the high-concentration layer. The first trench unit consists of first polysilicon containing first conductivity type impurities, and a diffusion layer configured to surround the first polysilicon in a plan view and to contain first conductivity type impurities. The first polysilicon is configured to reach the high-concentration layer by penetrating the low-concentration layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsushige Yamashita, Kenichi Nishimura, Atsuya Yamamoto, Shigetaka Aoki
  • Publication number: 20160104767
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a silicon substrate that includes a high-concentration layer containing first conductivity type impurities; a low-concentration layer formed on the high-concentration layer and containing first conductivity type impurities; a first electrode and a second electrode formed on the low-concentration layer; a vertical semiconductor element that allows current to flow between the second electrode and the high-concentration layer; and a first trench unit that realizes electric connection between the first electrode and the high-concentration layer. The first trench unit consists of first polysilicon containing first conductivity type impurities, and a diffusion layer configured to surround the first polysilicon in a plan view and to contain first conductivity type impurities. The first polysilicon is configured to reach the high-concentration layer by penetrating the low-concentration layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: KATSUSHIGE YAMASHITA, KENICHI NISHIMURA, ATSUYA YAMAMOTO, SHIGETAKA AOKI
  • Patent number: 9279359
    Abstract: A piston cooling apparatus includes: a main body including a communication passage communicating with an oil path formed in an internal combustion engine; a nozzle pipe portion including an oil injection port configured to inject oil having passed through the communication passage toward a piston; and a filter disposed upstream of the nozzle pipe portion on the flow passage of the oil and including a hole having a smaller diameter than the minimum diameter of the oil injection port, the oil being injected toward the piston from the oil injection port, wherein: the filter is removably mounted on the outer surface of the outer wall portion of the main body existing upstream on the oil flow passage; and the main body is mounted on the internal combustion engine in a state where at least a portion of the filter is inserted into the oil path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., HIKARI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Gokan, Tomokazu Kobayashi, Takayuki Osako, Masatoshi Ito, Kenichi Nishimura, Keiji Yamamoto, Masaki Sabato
  • Patent number: 8972924
    Abstract: A method for changing, by using a computer, an arrangement of strings that are arranged along an inner periphery of a graphic and partially overlap one another is offered. The computer arranges the strings in a radial pattern from a reference point determined within the graphic, determines whether overlapping strings are present, and moves the reference point in a direction to separate from the overlapping strings when the computer determines that the overlapping strings are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kenichi Nishimura, Minoru Yabumoto, Naoto Toda
  • Patent number: 8967093
    Abstract: A piston cooling system includes: a nozzle pipe portion which communicates with an oil passage which is provided in an internal combustion engine and which extends towards an interior of a cylinder bore; and a flow path forming member which is fixed to a distal end portion of the nozzle pipe portion and in which a plurality of oil jetting paths are formed, wherein: the distal end portion comprises an expanded pipe portion where the nozzle pipe portion is expanded and the flow path forming member is fittingly inserted into the expanded pipe portion; the flow path forming member has a distal end face which is exposed to an exterior portion at a distal end side of the expanded pipe portion; and the flow path forming member is locked in the expanded pipe portion by deforming a distal end edge of the expanded pipe portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Hikari Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Gokan, Kenichi Nishimura, Keiji Yamamoto, Masaki Sabato
  • Patent number: D902972
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenichi Nishimura
  • Patent number: D903745
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Kenichi Nishimura
  • Patent number: D908154
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Kenichi Nishimura
  • Patent number: D908155
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Kenichi Nishimura
  • Patent number: D949856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenichi Nishimura
  • Patent number: D949857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenichi Nishimura
  • Patent number: D949858
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Nishimura, Yoshiyuki Kashiwagi