Patents by Inventor Kenichi Noguchi

Kenichi Noguchi 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: 20210105571
    Abstract: Provided is a sound image reproduction device, sound image reproduction method, and sound image reproduction program that can support monaural sound sources and is capable of imparting directivity to virtual sound sources in a space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kimitaka TSUTSUMI, Kenichi NOGUCHI, Hideaki TAKADA, Yoichi HANEDA
  • Publication number: 20210006892
    Abstract: An acoustic signal processing device 1 includes: a focal point position determination unit 12 that obtains a plurality of sets of initial focal point coordinates, coordinates of the virtual sound source, and a direction of directivity thereof, and for a pair of sets of initial focal point coordinates with different polarities among the plurality of sets of initial focal point coordinates, multiplies the sets of initial focal point coordinates by a rotation matrix based on the coordinates of the virtual sound source to thereby determine sets of focal point coordinates, the rotation matrix being specified from the direction of the directivity; a circular harmonic coefficient conversion unit 13 that calculates weights to be applied to multipoles including the sets of focal point coordinates from a circular harmonic coefficient; a filter coefficient computation unit 14 that, for each of the speakers in the speaker array, computes a weighted driving function to be applied to the speaker from the sets of focal poin
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kimitaka TSUTSUMI, Kenichi NOGUCHI, Hideaki TAKADA, Yoichi HANEDA
  • Patent number: 8315401
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system capable of simultaneously providing listeners with a listening environment not giving them a feeling of strangeness. The loudspeaker system (100) comprises drive motors (111 to 113, 121 to 123) for so driving at least first R-channel loudspeaker (101) that the current first listening position is substantially included in the perpendicularly bisecting plane of a line joining the intersecting point of the first R-channel speaker (101) and its directivity axis and the intersecting point of the second R-channel loudspeaker (120) and its directivity axis and so driving at least fourth L-channel loudspeaker (104) that the current second listening point is substantially included in the perpendicularly bisecting plane of the line joining the intersecting point of a third L-channel loudspeaker (103) and its directivity axis and the intersecting point of a fourth L-channel loudspeaker (104) and its directivity axis. The loudspeaker system (100) further comprises their motor driver section (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Hayakawa, Noboru Katta, Junichi Matsuda, Kenichi Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20110294144
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cell model system capable of sufficiently reproducing a series of tau lesions, and provides a screening method for a prophylactic or therapeutic drug for a neurodegenerative disease using phosphorylation, insolubilization or aggregation of tau, or neurite denaturation or cell death in the cell model as an index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Kenichi Noguchi, Takashi Horiguchi
  • Publication number: 20100272271
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system capable of simultaneously providing listeners with a listening environment not giving them a feeling of strangeness. The loudspeaker system (100) comprises drive motors (111 to 113, 121 to 123) for so driving at least first R-channel loudspeaker (101) that the current first listening position is substantially included in the perpendicularly bisecting plane of a line joining the intersecting point of the first R-channel speaker (101) and its directivity axis and the intersecting point of the second R-channel loudspeaker (120) and its directivity axis and so driving at least fourth L-channel loudspeaker (104) that the current second listening point is substantially included in the perpendicularly bisecting plane of the line joining the intersecting point of a third L-channel loudspeaker (103) and its directivity axis and the intersecting point of a fourth L-channel loudspeaker (104) and its directivity axis. The loudspeaker system (100) further comprises their motor driver section (130).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2007
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Hayakawa, Noboru Katta, Junichi Matsuda, Kenichi Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20100215721
    Abstract: This invention provides a poultice, which can prevent both runover of a medicated layer and separation from a subject for which the poultice is applied, and a process for producing the poultice. A poultice (10) comprises a support (20) and a medicated layer (30) provided on the support (20) and formed of a medicine. The medicated layer (30) comprises edge parts (31) which are a part extended from the outer periphery inward by not more than 5 mm, and a central part (33) held between the edge parts (31). The mass of the medicine pet unit area of the whole medicated layer (30) is not more than 0.10 g/cm2, and the mass of the medicine per unit area in the edge parts (31) is not less than 70% of the mass of the medicine per unit area in the central part (33).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Kenichi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 7619031
    Abstract: A low-heat accumulating thermoplastic resin composition containing 100 parts by mass of a thermoplastic resin [A] and 0.1 to 15 parts by mass of an inorganic pigment [B] having an infrared-reflecting property, and a molded product comprising the composition. The low-heat accumulating thermoplastic resin composition of the present invention is capable of providing a dark-colored molded product exhibiting a less heat accumulation as well as excellent weather resistance and impact resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Techno Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuichi Kanayama, Kenichi Noguchi, Yasuo Takahashi, Hideyuki Kurimoto
  • Patent number: 7241860
    Abstract: The polypeptide of the present invention has an activity of binding specifically to the cis-element of Chondromodulin-I (ChM-I) gene promoter and promoting the transcription of the ChM-I gene. The polypeptide of the present invention is usable in screening for a compound that promotes or inhibits the activity of the polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Koji Yoshimura, Yuichi Hikichi, Kenichi Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20060128862
    Abstract: A low-heat accumulating thermoplastic resin composition containing 100 parts by mass of a thermoplastic resin [A] and 0.1 to 15 parts by mass of an inorganic pigment [B] having an infrared-reflecting property, and a molded product comprising the composition. The low-heat accumulating thermoplastic resin composition of the present invention is capable of providing a dark-colored molded product exhibiting a less heat accumulation as well as excellent weather resistance and impact resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Yuuichi Kanayama, Kenichi Noguchi, Yasuo Takahashi, Hideyuki Kurimoto
  • Patent number: 7032769
    Abstract: The pressure vessel of the present invention comprises an inner shell capable of serving as a gas barrier and a pressure resistant outer shell provided to cover the inner shell, said outer shell being made of an FRP comprising reinforcing fibers and a resin and is 35 GPa or more in tensile modulus and 1.5% or more in tensile breaking strain. The present invention can provide a pressure vessel not only light in weight,.but also excellent in retaining its internal pressure against repetitive impacts and also excellent in reliability. The process for producing a pressure vessel of the present invention comprises the step of forming a pressure resistant outer shell made of an FRP comprising reinforcing fibers and a resin and is 35 GPa or more in tensile modulus and 1.5% or more in tensile breaking strain, around an inner shell capable of serving as a gas barrier, by a filament winding method or a tape winding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Iida, Akihiko Kitano, Masayoshi Yamagiwa, Masanobu Kobayashi, Kenichi Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20040206762
    Abstract: The pressure vessel of the present invention comprises an inner shell capable of serving as a gas barrier and a pressure resistant outer shell provided to cover the inner shell, said outer shell being made of an FRP comprising reinforcing fibers and a resin and is 35 GPa or more in tensile modulus and 1.5% or more in tensile breaking strain. The present invention can provide a pressure vessel not only light in weight,.but also excellent in retaining its internal pressure against repetitive impacts and also excellent in reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yasushi Iida, Akihiko Kitano, Masayoshi Yamagiwa, Masanobu Kobayashi, Kenichi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 6468613
    Abstract: Light metal/CFRP-made structural members which are characterized in that they are structural materials in which a CFRP material is stuck to the surface of a light metal material via an adhesive agent layer of thickness at least 10 &mgr;m and up to 500 &mgr;m, and the volume resistivity of the adhesive agent layer between said metal material and said CFRP material is at least 1×1013 &OHgr;.cm and, furthermore, the adhesive strength at room temperature is at least 15 MPa. In accordance with the present invention, since conventional light metal/CFRP structural materials can be made lighter and, furthermore, since the resistance to galvanic corrosion is outstanding and it is possible to markedly enhance the strength and the impact energy absorption performance, the development of applications and large-scale expansion into new fields becomes possible. Weight reduction and enhancing the durability and reliability of structures also makes a considerable contribution in terms of environmental protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiko Kitano, Kenichi Yoshioka, Kenichi Noguchi, Hitoshi Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 6306474
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carbon fiber reinforced plastic member provided with high-elongation fiber bundle regions, which are uni-directionally aligned and separately disposed within the plastic member. The plastic member provides a carbon fiber reinforced plastic of lightweight, high strength and high modulus that is safe. Even if it breaks, it shows little scatter of fragments or exposure of dangerous fracture surfaces. Preferably, the high-elongation fiber at break has an elongation exceeding about 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Yoshioka, Takehiko Hirose, Kenichi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 6190481
    Abstract: The pressure vessel of the present invention comprises an inner shell capable of serving as a gas barrier and a pressure resistant outer shell provided to cover the inner shell, said outer shell being made of an FRP comprising reinforcing fibers and a resin and is 35 GPa or more in tensile modulus and 1.5% or more in tensile breaking strain. The present invention can provide a pressure vessel not only light in weight, but also excellent in retaining its internal pressure against repetitive impacts and also excellent in reliability. The process for producing a pressure vessel of the present invention comprises the step of forming a pressure resistant outer shell made of an FRP comprising reinforcing fibers and a resin and is 35 GPa or more in tensile modulus and 1.5% or more in tensile breaking strain, around an inner shell capable of serving as a gas barrier, by a filament winding method or a tape winding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Iida, Akihiko Kitano, Masayoshi Yamagiwa, Masanobu Kobayashi, Kenichi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 5543612
    Abstract: An image pickup device providing favorable images which effectively suppress the interference stripe noise originating in the interference stripes created on an image sensor surface of the image pickup device. The image pickup device includes an image sensor 3 and an overlying lid glass 2. By providing a prescribed inclination angle with respect to the relative position of the image sensor 3 and the lid glass 2 protecting it, the same number of interference stripes are provided with respect to each constitutional image-defining element within the image sensor 3, and prevention of interference stripe noise is achieved by leveling the average light intensity each constitutional image-defining element receives so that sensitizing of interference stripe noise does not occur at the specific elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignees: Texas Instruments Incorporated, Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd., Hitachi Denshi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Motonori Kanaya, Kenichi Noguchi, Yoshiaki Nagaya, Hisashi Itoh
  • Patent number: 5377007
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an interferometric surface inspection machine which is arranged to facilitate the inspection of finished spherical lens surfaces, and which essentially includes: a surface plate formed with a through light guide opening in a predetermined position; an up-down guide means suspended from the lower side of the surface plate; an interferometer liftably supported on the up-down guide means and having a reference lens with a reference surface thereof disposed on the side of the light guide opening and in face to face relation with said light guide opening; and a lens mount portion adjustably located in a predetermined position above the light guide opening in the surface plate and adapted to support peripheral edge portions of a spherical lens element on the side of the lens surface to be inspected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Yasuda, Masami Yoneda, Shigenori Ohi, Kenichi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 5127734
    Abstract: A laser interferometer for inspecting the surface condition of a specimen by irradiating the specimen on a specimen support mechanism with a laser beam projected thereto through a reference plate, and observing the interference fringe produced by interference between reflected light from a reference surface of the reference plate and a surface of the specimen under inspection, the laser interferometer includes: an interferometer housing accommodating therein an optical laser beam guide member and an optical interference fringe imaging member, and is provided with a laser beam guide portion in a wall portion thereof; a laser tube mount member of a cylindrical form projected on the outer side of the housing and positioned in such a manner so as to circumvent the laser guide portion; and a laser tube detachably fitted in the laser tube mount member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenori Ohi, Yukio Kondou, Kenichi Noguchi, Shigeo Mizukawa, Hiroshi Shibamoto, Masane Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4985575
    Abstract: A process for preparing an optically active tetrahydro-2-furoic acid is disclosed. The process comprises (i) reacting (.+-.)-tetrahydro-2-furoic acid with an optically active amine resolver of the following formula (I): ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is a lower alkyl group and R.sub.2 represents an alkyl group or ar aryl group, provided that R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 are different from each other, thus producing an optically active diastereomer salt, and (ii) decomposing the diastereomer salt. According to the process, a high purity, optically active tetrahydro-2-furoic acid can be prepared at a high yield using an amine resolver. The amine resolver can be recovered at a high yield and high purity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignees: Suntory Limited, Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaji Ishiguro, Hiromitsu Iwata, Takashi Nakatsuka, Kiyoharu Nakayama, Osamu Miyahara, Kenichi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 4647631
    Abstract: A resinous composition for friction materials, especially for non-asbestos type friction materials is disclosed. The composition is composed of a phenolic resin modified by the reaction product of an acrylonitrile-butadiene liquid rubber with an epoxy resin, and further modification with a triazine resin. This composition when blended with non-asbestos fibers, such as fiberglass, etc., retains the flexibility desired, provides excellent friction characteristics and a reduced wear rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Sumitomo Durez Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Noguchi, Kazuhisa Hirano
  • Patent number: D534069
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Ohno, Hiroshi Kitsutaka, Kenichi Noguchi