Patents by Inventor Kenji Imai

Kenji Imai 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: 20210364080
    Abstract: A toroidal continuously variable transmission includes: first and second pistons attached to a shaft portion of a trunnion so as to be externally fitted to the shaft portion, the first and second pistons being arranged so as to be lined up in a direction along a tilt axis; and a cylinder forming a first pressure chamber which makes the first piston move toward a first side in the direction along the tilt axis and a second pressure chamber which makes the second piston move toward a second side in the direction along the tilt axis. The cylinder includes a first lubricating oil passage, and the shaft portion of the trunnion includes a second lubricating oil passage. A third lubricating oil passage through which the first lubricating oil passage communicates with the second lubricating oil passage is formed between the first piston and the second piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki IMAI, Keigo MAEHATA, Kenichiro TANAKA, Kenji KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20200406972
    Abstract: The frame of a vehicle includes side rails disposed on the respective left and right sides of the vehicle and extending along the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, a lower cross member connected to the end portions of the side rails and extending along the lateral direction of the vehicle, an upper cross member positioned above the lower cross member and extending parallel to the lower cross member, vertical members extending in the vertical direction of the vehicle on the respective both end portions of the lower cross member and of the upper cross member, to be connected to the lower cross member and the upper cross member; and side members connected to the upper cross member, and extending on the respective right and left sides of the vehicle from the upper cross member to a side opposite from the side rails along the longitudinal direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Yozo Ikeda, Kenji Imai
  • Publication number: 20200406735
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle lower-part structure including: a pair of center side members; a main battery that is arranged between the pair of center side members; a support cross member connecting the pair of center side members and supporting a front end of the main battery from below; a pair of support brackets that protrude toward a center in a vehicle width direction from the pair of center side members at positions closer to a rear other end with respect to the support cross member, and support the main battery; and a cable drawn out from the main battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru NAGAYA, Yoshimi TODA, Kozo KOSHO, Yozo IKEDA, Kenji IMAI
  • Patent number: 10480546
    Abstract: A piston rod and a rod cover which constitute this hydraulic cylinder are configured from aluminum or an aluminum alloy. An alumite coating film is formed on at least a part of the inner wall surface of the rod cover that constitutes a rod insertion hole, and a diamond-like carbon coating film is formed on the outer wall surface of the piston rod, said diamond-like carbon coating film being in sliding contact with the alumite coating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Okuhira, Kenji Imai, Tatsunori Yanase
  • Patent number: 10289350
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura
  • Publication number: 20180012284
    Abstract: An information analysis apparatus includes: a weight assigning unit that assigns a weight to each of a plurality of items based on an action taken by a user who has viewed a sales content on which the plurality of items to be recommended are posted; a selection unit that selects a plurality of pairs in which two items are selected among the plurality of items placed in the sales content and associated with each other; and an evaluation unit that evaluates a characteristic based on characteristic information indicating a property of each of the two items selected as a pair by the selection unit and the weight assigned by the weight assigning unit to the two items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo IGARASHI, Yotaro SUZUKI, Kenji IMAI, Yuki SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170284428
    Abstract: A piston rod and a rod cover which constitute this hydraulic cylinder are configured from aluminum or an aluminum alloy. An alumite coating film is formed on at least a part of the inner wall surface of the rod cover that constitutes a rod insertion hole, and a diamond-like carbon coating film is formed on the outer wall surface of the piston rod, said diamond-like carbon coating film being in sliding contact with the alumite coating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki OKUHIRA, Kenji IMAI, Tatsunori YANASE
  • Publication number: 20170242634
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Akira MOMOSE, Mikane TAGO, Taeko TATEBAYASHI, Kenji IMAI, Michiko OGINO, Ryuichi SHIMAMURA
  • Patent number: 9686424
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura
  • Publication number: 20160100068
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Akira MOMOSE, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura
  • Patent number: 9253345
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura
  • Publication number: 20150036192
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura
  • Patent number: 8891099
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura
  • Publication number: 20140146338
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Akira MOMOSE, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura
  • Patent number: 8681348
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura
  • Publication number: 20130242332
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Akira MOMOSE, Mikane TAGO, Taeko TATEBAYASHI, Kenji IMAI, Michiko OGINO, Ryuichi SHIMAMURA
  • Patent number: 8456660
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura
  • Patent number: 8441619
    Abstract: A photodetector capable of improving dynamic range for input signals is provided. This photodetector includes a photoelectric converting portion, a charge separating portion, a charge accumulating portion, a barrier electrode formed the charge separating portion and the charge accumulating portion, and a barrier-height adjusting portion electrically connected to the barrier electrode. Undesired electric charges such as generated when environment light is incident on the photoelectric converting portion are removed by the charge separating portion. A potential barrier with an appropriate height is formed under the barrier electrode by applying a voltage to the barrier electrode according to an electric charge amount supplied from the charge separating portion to the barrier-height adjusting portion. Electric charges flowing from the charge separating portion into the charge accumulating portion over the potential barrier are provided as an output of the photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Hashimoto, Fumi Tsunesada, Kenji Imai, Yuji Takada
  • Publication number: 20130044354
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Akira MOMOSE, Mikane TAGO, Taeko TATEBAYASHI, Kenji IMAI, Michiko OGINO, Ryuichi SHIMAMURA
  • Patent number: 8319982
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura