Patents by Inventor Kenji Ando

Kenji Ando 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: 20190239389
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a main body unit that has, on a surface thereof, a plurality of disposition regions where objects to be cooled are disposed, and a refrigerant flow passage provided in the main body unit. The refrigerant flow passage includes a first flow passage portion and a second flow passage portion. The first flow passage portion is formed at a predetermined position of overlapping a part of an inside of a predetermined disposition region to allow a refrigerant to pass therethrough more intensively than the second flow passage portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo YAMAGUCHI, Kenji ANDO, Keiji MIKI
  • Patent number: 10335895
    Abstract: A friction stir welding device includes: a control device which causes a pin part to be inserted into members to be joined while causing a joining tool to rotate and which causes a joining head to move along a joint line via a robot main body; and an image pickup device which detects a junction deviation that is a deviation between the joining head and a direction along the joint line. Also, when a junction deviation is generated, this control device causes the joining head to move in a direction toward the joint line and thus resolves the junction deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Power Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomio Odakura, Koichi Ishiguro, Kenji Ando
  • Patent number: 10328667
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for continuously manufacturing a stretchable sheet (3) with a thread-shaped elastic body (7) fixed between a pair of belt-shaped sheets (50, 60) in a stretched state, the method including a supply process of introducing the fed thread-shaped elastic body (7) to elastic body winding means (14) in a stretched state, a conveyance process of continuously winding the thread-shaped elastic body (7) to a thread-conveying longitudinal structure (12, 13) using the elastic body winding means (14) and conveying the wound thread-shaped elastic body in a longitudinal direction of the structure (12, 14), and an integration process of fixing the thread-shaped elastic body (7) as sandwiching between the sheets (50, 60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuo Yanashima, Akio Morita, Makoto Kokubo, Kenji Ando
  • Patent number: 10295654
    Abstract: A determination unit that determines a positional change of a radar apparatus mounted on a vehicle including a vehicle body is provided with a reference member, a displacement sensor and displacement determining means. The reference member is fixed to the vehicle body and disposed such that at least a part of the reference member is adjacent to the radar apparatus. The displacement sensor detects a displacement of the radar apparatus with respect to the reference member. The determining means determines whether or not a position of the radar apparatus has changed with respect to the vehicle body, based on the displacement detected by the displacement sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanobu Yukumatsu, Kenji Goto, Takamasa Ando
  • Publication number: 20180221986
    Abstract: A temperature sensor is provided inside the protrusion portion of the welding tool, and when welding is performed, the control device controls a rotation speed, a movement speed, or both rotation speed and movement speed of the welding tool, and thus the temperature detected by the temperature sensor is managed so as to fall within the predetermined management temperature range, and welding quality is equalized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Tomio ODAKURA, Hiroki ABE, Kenji ANDO
  • Publication number: 20180071860
    Abstract: A friction stir welding device includes: a control device which causes a pin part to be inserted into members to be joined while causing a joining tool to rotate and which causes a joining head to move along a joint line via a robot main body; and an image pickup device which detects a junction deviation that is a deviation between the joining head and a direction along the joint line. Also, when a junction deviation is generated, this control device causes the joining head to move in a direction toward the joint line and thus resolves the junction deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Tomio ODAKURA, Koichi ISHIGURO, Kenji ANDO
  • Patent number: 9301881
    Abstract: A wearing article (1) of the invention has edge sections (leg edge sections and waist edge section) configured including sheets. On the sheets in the edge sections, elastic members (6, 7, 8) are disposed in their stretched state along the edge sections. Draw-processed sections (P1, P2) are formed by performing draw processing, in the stretching direction of the elastic members (6, 7, 8), on the disposition sections of the sheets where the elastic members (6, 7, 8) have been disposed. Furthermore, a draw-processed section (P3) is formed by performing draw processing, in the stretching direction of an elastic member (5), on the disposition section of a band-shaped sheet (15), which configures three-dimensional gathers (18), where the elastic member (5) has been disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Ando, Yasuhiro Umeki, Toshiaki Ichimata
  • Patent number: 9011404
    Abstract: A pull-on absorbent article including a front outer cover to be worn around a wearer's front side, a rear outer cover to be worn around the wearer's rear side, and an absorbent assembly fixed to the front and the rear outer cover so as to bridge them and having a pair of side seals. The length of each of the front and the outer cover in the longitudinal direction of the article is uniform in the lateral direction and larger than that of the side seals so that the front and the outer cover have extension portions that extend downward from the side seals. The extension portions of the front and/or the rear outer cover have an elasticized region extensible in the lateral direction in a region located laterally outward of each side edge of the absorbent assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Ryoichi Yamamoto, Kenji Ando, Takuo Yanashima, Akio Morita
  • Patent number: 8945452
    Abstract: A method for producing a flexible sheet includes a stretching step in which a base sheet (10) is fed from between a pair of first drive rollers (42, 43) into the bite of a pair of intermeshing corrugated rollers (2, 3) and stretched in the machine direction between the corrugated rollers (2, 3). In the method, the peripheral velocity V1 of the first drive rollers (42, 43) and the peripheral velocity V2 of the corrugated rollers (2, 3) have a relation of V1>V2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shinnosuke Morita, Kenji Ando
  • Publication number: 20140311676
    Abstract: A substrate mounting table (94) is equipped with a mounting table (2), an electrostatic chuck (6), and a bevel covering (5). The electrostatic chuck (6) has a supporting surface (6e) which is in contact with the whole of the rear surface of a wafer (W). The annular bevel covering (5) has an outer diameter (DA) which is greater than that of the supporting surface (6e), and an inner diameter (DI) which is smaller than that of the wafer (W). The bevel covering (5) is disposed such that, when viewed from the direction orthogonal to the supporting surface (6e), the bevel covering (5) surrounds the periphery of the wafer (W) supported on the supporting surface (6e).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hatoh, Shigeki Doba, Shinya Yamamoto, Satoshi YAMADA, Hiroto Mori, Kenji Ando
  • Patent number: 8813832
    Abstract: A heat sink which is mounted in a movable body and which is to be exposed to a traveling air stream generated while the movable body moves includes a base and a heat dissipating portion having a plurality of fins. At least in a front end portion of the heat dissipating portion, the heat dissipating portion includes a rectifying portion provided so as to extend across a predetermined area in a longitudinal direction in front portions of slit-shaped flow paths at an upstanding end (i.e., an end apart from the base).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Miki, Kenji Ando
  • Patent number: 8784972
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite sheet 1 composed of a substantially flat lower fibrous sheet 3 and an upper fibrous sheet 2 bonded to the lower fibrous sheet 3. The upper fibrous sheet 2 is three-dimensionally textured with a number of projections 5 and a number of depression 6 each of which is located between every adjacent two of the projections 5. The projections 5 and the depressions 6 alternate in both a first direction of the composite sheet 1 and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. Each projection 5 has a pair of opposing first walls 51 parallel to the first direction and a pair of opposing second walls 52 parallel to the second direction. The basis weight of the first walls 51 is different from that of the second walls 52.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Sato, Kenji Ando, Takuaki Harada, Yasuhiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 8574211
    Abstract: A stretchable composite sheet having a number of ridges in a neat and orderly arrangement is disclosed. The stretchable composite sheet is easily produced by the process of the invention. The stretchable composite sheet is a laminate of a stretch sheet 10 and a nonstretch sheet 2. The stretch sheet 10 has first zones 14 having elastic stretchability and second zones 15 having less stretchability than the first zones 14. The first zones 14 and the second zones 15 extend in the same direction and alternate with each other. The stretch sheet 10 and the nonstretch sheet 2 are bonded over substantially the entire area of their facing sides. The stretchable composite sheet has a large number of ridges 3 on the side of the nonstretch sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shinnosuke Morita, Kenji Ando, Kenji Ishiguro, Manabu Matsui
  • Publication number: 20130178349
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for continuously manufacturing a stretchable sheet (3) with a thread-shaped elastic body (7) fixed between a pair of belt-shaped sheets (50, 60) in a stretched state, the method including a supply process of introducing the fed thread-shaped elastic body (7) to elastic body winding means (14) in a stretched state, a conveyance process of continuously winding the thread-shaped elastic body (7) to a thread-conveying longitudinal structure (12, 13) using the elastic body winding means (14) and conveying the wound thread-shaped elastic body in a longitudinal direction of the structure (12, 14), and an integration process of fixing the thread-shaped elastic body (7) as sandwiching between the sheets (50, 60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuo Yanashima, Akio Morita, Makoto Kokubo, Kenji Ando
  • Publication number: 20120181722
    Abstract: A method for producing a flexible sheet includes a stretching step in which a base sheet (10) is fed from between a pair of first drive rollers (42, 43) into the bite of a pair of intermeshing corrugated rollers (2, 3) and stretched in the machine direction between the corrugated rollers (2, 3). In the method, the peripheral velocity V1 of the first drive rollers (42, 43) and the peripheral velocity V2 of the corrugated rollers (2, 3) have a relation of V1>V2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Shinnosuke Morita, Kenji Ando
  • Publication number: 20120095429
    Abstract: A pull-on absorbent article including a front outer cover to be worn around a wearer's front side, a rear outer cover to be worn around the wearer's rear side, and an absorbent assembly fixed to the front and the rear outer cover so as to bridge them and having a pair of side seals. The length of each of the front and the outer cover in the longitudinal direction of the article is uniform in the lateral direction and larger than that of the side seals so that the front and the outer cover have extension portions that extend downward from the side seals. The extension portions of the front and/or the rear outer cover have an elasticized region extensible in the lateral direction in a region located laterally outward of each side edge of the absorbent assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Ryoichi Yamamoto, Kenji Ando, Takuo Yanashima, Akio Morita
  • Publication number: 20120078212
    Abstract: A pull-on absorbent article includes an outer cover and an absorbent assembly fixed on an inner side of the outer cover. The outer cover has a front portion to be worn around a wearer's front, a crotch portion to be worn around a wearer's crotch, and a rear portion to be worn around a wearer's rear. Opposite front side edges and opposite rear side edges of the outer cover are joined together to form a pair of side seals. The outer cover has non-bonded edges located along the front and rear side edges. The front side edge and the rear side edge are not joined to each other at the non-bonded edges. The non-bonded edges are located closer to the crotch portion than a part of the front and rear side edges where the side seals are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Kenji Ando, Takuo Yanashima, Akio Morita
  • Patent number: 8128771
    Abstract: A method of producing a clothing article including the steps of (a) joining first continuous webs 120a and 120b having stretchability in the longitudinal direction thereof both in a longitudinally stretched state along an edge portion thereof to a longitudinally substantially inextensible second continuous web 120c to make a continuous composite sheet 120, (b) joining the composite sheet 120 obtained in step (a) on its side to a member 130 of the clothing article to make a web assembly 110, and (c) cutting the web assembly 110 obtained in step (b) to length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Endo, Kenji Ando, Shinnosuke Morita, Takuo Yanashima
  • Publication number: 20120012294
    Abstract: A heat sink which is mounted in a movable body and which is to be exposed to a traveling air stream generated while the movable body moves includes a base and a heat dissipating portion having a plurality of fins. At least in a front end portion of the heat dissipating portion, the heat dissipating portion includes a rectifying portion provided so as to extend across a predetermined area in a longitudinal direction in front portions of slit-shaped flow paths at an upstanding end (i.e., an end apart from the base).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO PRECISION PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji Miki, Kenji Ando
  • Publication number: 20110251576
    Abstract: A wearing article (1) of the invention has edge sections (leg edge sections and waist edge section) configured including sheets. On the sheets in the edge sections, elastic members (6, 7, 8) are disposed in their stretched state along the edge sections. Draw-processed sections (P1, P2) are formed by performing draw processing, in the stretching direction of the elastic members (6, 7, 8), on the disposition sections of the sheets where the elastic members (6, 7, 8) have been disposed. Furthermore, a draw-processed section (P3) is formed by performing draw processing, in the stretching direction of an elastic member (5), on the disposition section of a band-shaped sheet (15), which configures three-dimensional gathers (18), where the elastic member (5) has been disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Ando, Yasuhiro Umeki, Toshiaki Ichimata