Patents by Inventor Kenji Inoue

Kenji Inoue 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: 20240239297
    Abstract: A gas generator includes a housing, a gas generating agent, and a filter. The filter is in a hollow cylindrical shape that surrounds a combustion chamber where the gas generating agent is accommodated. The filter is made of a wound body or a braided body of metal wire rods, and held by the housing in an axially compressed state by being sandwiched between a top plate portion and a bottom plate portion of the housing. When sandwiching is removed to apply no load, the filter has an axial length expanded by at least 1 mm as compared with a state in which the filter is sandwiched between the top plate portion and the bottom plate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Applicant: NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya INOUE, Kenji SHIKAURA, Yoshitaka IWAI, Yasuhiro ARAKI
  • Patent number: 12041593
    Abstract: A base station includes a transmitter configured to transmit a downlink control information to a user equipment, the downlink control information being generated based on one of (1) a first uplink allocation information indicating a first frequency block corresponding to a first plurality of subcarriers which are contiguous in frequency and (2) a second uplink allocation information indicating a second frequency block corresponding to a second plurality of subcarriers which are contiguous in frequency and a third frequency block corresponding to a third plurality of subcarriers which are contiguous in frequency, the second frequency block and the third frequency block being separated in frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takamichi Inoue, Kenji Koyanagi, Le Liu, Yoshikazu Kakura
  • Publication number: 20240167294
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a utility pole capable of supplying rainwater to residents. The present disclosure is a utility pole including: a cylindrical structure that has one end opened and another end closed; and a water draining mechanism that discharges water inside the cylindrical structure on a side surface on a side of the other end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru KOKUBO, Hidenobu HIROTA, Tatsuya MOKI, Kenji INOUE
  • Publication number: 20240151058
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a utility pole and a method for constructing the utility pole, which can simplify and improve efficiency of work at the time of new construction and replacement and can shorten a work period. The anchor has a larger diameter than a body of a utility pole on the ground and has higher ground support force. Thus, the hole for building the assembly type utility pole on the ground can be made shallower than the hole for building the utility pole in related art on the ground. The depth of the hole is shallow, so that it is possible to reduce a period for digging, reduce a probability of hitting a buried object, and reduce work for confirming a buried object. In addition, the assembly type utility pole includes a plurality of parts, and thus, only a degraded portion needs to be replaced, so that it is possible to shorten replacement work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya MOKI, Kenji INOUE, Hidenobu HIROTA, Yoshiyasu SATO
  • Publication number: 20240116115
    Abstract: A workpiece holder 1 includes a holder head 11 and a holder body 12. The holder head 11 includes a chuck unit 13 for holding a workpiece W, a support pedestal 111 for supporting the chuck unit 13, and a hook 113 provided on a distal end portion of an arm 112 extending from the support pedestal 111. The holder body 12 includes a cylindrical body portion 121, a retained portion 123 that is arranged inside the body portion 121 and rotated around the cylinder axis J1 to be in either a retained state in which the retained portion 123 is retained by the hook 113 on the ?Z direction side or in the released state in which retaining by the hook 113 is released, and a disk spring 126 for biasing the retained portion 123 in the ?Z direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Koji Tanaka, Chiori Mochizuki, Shingo Funai, Kenji Inoue
  • Publication number: 20240115272
    Abstract: A cutting machining apparatus includes: a holding unit including a workpiece holder, a tool holder, and a unit body; a head positioned facing the holding unit and including a chuck holding a tool; an interior case of a box shape including, in a peripheral wall, a first opening through which the holding unit is inserted and a second opening through which the head is inserted and housing the workpiece holder, the tool holder, and the chuck disposed inside; a first cover occluding between the head and the outer periphery of the first opening of the interior case, a second cover occluding between the holding unit and the outer periphery of the second opening of the interior case, and a cooling source cooling the tool holder from within the unit body via a heat transfer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tsuji, Chiori Mochizuki, Kenji Inoue, Koji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20240102551
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller that switches a transmission mode of a transmission of a vehicle between an automatic shift mode and a temporary manual shift mode; and a storage unit storing maps each representing a relationship between a vehicle speed and an accelerator operation amount that are parameters for switching the transmission mode, and that are set for individual gradients of road on which the vehicle drives. The maps each include a cancellation region, a first maintenance region, and a second maintenance region, which are set to be different from each other according to the gradients. The controller includes a processor(s) and a memory(ies) coupled to the processor(s). The processor(s) executes a process including: selecting a map corresponding to a gradient of road on which the vehicle is driving; and switching the transmission mode based on the selected map, the vehicle speed and the accelerator operation amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji INOUE, Akihiro KAWAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20240031019
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a monitoring device and an optical fiber identification method capable of efficiently identifying an optical fiber at a construction site. The monitoring device 71 includes a light receiver 74 that receives an optical signal SL leaked from an optical fiber, a counter 75 that counts the number of unique numbers indicating transmission sources included in the optical signal SL, and a display unit 76 that displays the number of unique numbers. The monitoring device 71 further includes a control unit 77 that causes the display unit 76 to display that a portion where the optical signal SL has leaked is between the 8-branch splitter 51 and the OLT 11 when the number of unique numbers is two or more, and that causes the display unit 76 to display that it is unknown whether a portion where the optical signal SL has leaked is between the 8-branch splitter 51 and the OLT 11 or between the 8-branch splitter 51 and the ONU 21 when the number of unique numbers is one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenobu HIROTA, Takui UEMATSU, Hiroyuki IIDA, Kazutaka NOTO, Kenji INOUE
  • Publication number: 20240012219
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to make it possible to adjust a balance of tension applied to an optical cable fixed to a utility pole. A disclosed utility pole includes: a through hole (12) that is disposed on an upper side of a utility pole (10) and through which optical cable (21) can pass; and a cap (22) disposed in a gap between the through hole (12) and the optical cable (21), in which the cap (22) is fixed to the through hole (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru KOKUBO, Yoshiyasu SATO, Tatsuya MOKI, Hidenobu HIROTA, Kenji INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230298061
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a game program for a game which is played through a network causes a computer to realize a selection receiving function of receiving, from one user, the selection of whether to transmit a message to another user, an extraction function of extracting at least one other user to which the message is transmitted, on the basis of a certain condition, a message transmitting function of transmitting the message to the at least one other user extracted by the extraction function when the selection receiving function receives the selection indicating that the message is transmitted to the other user, and a reward giving function of giving a reward to the one user when the message transmitting function transmits the message to the at least one other user extracted by the extraction function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji INOUE
  • Patent number: 11699165
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a game program for a game which is played through a network causes a computer to realize a selection receiving function of receiving, from one user, the selection of whether to transmit a message to another user, an extraction function of extracting at least one other user to which the message is transmitted, on the basis of a certain condition, a message transmitting function of transmitting the message to the at least one other user extracted by the extraction function when the selection receiving function receives the selection indicating that the message is transmitted to the other user, and a reward giving function of giving a reward to the one user when the message transmitting function transmits the message to the at least one other user extracted by the extraction function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Inoue
  • Patent number: 11644097
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine, a torque converter, a transmission, and a control device. The torque converter is coupled to the engine. The transmission is coupled to the torque converter. The control device is configured to control operation of the transmission. The control device includes a controller configured to perform shift hold control to prevent upshift of the transmission based on a lateral acceleration value of the vehicle. The controller is configured to permit the upshift of the transmission by only one gear shift stage in a case where a predetermined condition is met in the shift hold control. The predetermined condition includes a condition that an index value indicating a rotation speed of an output shaft of the torque converter be higher than a first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuntaro Miura, Kenji Inoue, Akihiro Kawakami, Takahiro Okada
  • Publication number: 20230026614
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine, a torque converter, a transmission, and a control device. The torque converter is coupled to the engine. The transmission is coupled to the torque converter. The control device is configured to control operation of the transmission. The control device includes a controller configured to perform shift hold control to prevent upshift of the transmission based on a lateral acceleration value of the vehicle. The controller is configured to permit the upshift of the transmission by only one gear shift stage in a case where a predetermined condition is met in the shift hold control. The predetermined condition includes a condition that an index value indicating a rotation speed of an output shaft of the torque converter be higher than a first threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuntaro MIURA, Kenji INOUE, Akihiro KAWAKAMI, Takahiro OKADA
  • Patent number: 11433305
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a storage device that stores state information of game contents changing according to progress of a game; a screen information generator that generates first information relating to a display of the game contents on a display screen and second information relating to a display of the state information on the display screen; an output device that outputs the first information and the second information to the display screen at a predetermined timing, respectively; and an instruction receiving device that receives a switching instruction to switch between display of the game contents and display of the state information on the display screen, wherein the screen information generator generates the second information based on latest state information stored on the storage device at a time when receiving the switching instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji Inoue
  • Publication number: 20220122108
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a game program for a game which is played through a network causes a computer to realize a selection receiving function of receiving, from one user, the selection of whether to transmit a message to another user, an extraction function of extracting at least one other user to which the message is transmitted, on the basis of a certain condition, a message transmitting function of transmitting the message to the at least one other user extracted by the extraction function when the selection receiving function receives the selection indicating that the message is transmitted to the other user, and a reward giving function of giving a reward to the one user when the message transmitting function transmits the message to the at least one other user extracted by the extraction function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji INOUE
  • Patent number: 11263652
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a game program for a game which is played through a network causes a computer to realize a selection receiving function of receiving, from one user, the selection of whether to transmit a message to other user, an extraction function of extracting at least one other user to which the message is transmitted, on the basis of a certain condition, a message transmitting function of transmitting the message to the at least one other user extracted by the extraction function when the selection receiving function receives the selection indicating that the message is transmitted to the other user, and a reward giving function of giving a reward to the one user when the message transmitting function transmits the message to the at least one other user extracted by the extraction function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Inoue
  • Patent number: 11158784
    Abstract: The present invention makes clear and defines a congruent composition of a langasite-based oxide, and establishes a method of manufacturing a crystal by any desired composition of AE3ME1+a(Ga1?xAlx)3+bSi2+cO14 (AE is an alkaline-earth metal, ME is Nb or Ta, 0?x?1, ?0.5<a?0 or 0<a<0.5, ?0.5<b?0 or 0<b?0.5, and ?0.5<c?0 or 0<c<0.5, excluding a=b=c=0). This makes it possible to suppress the formation of an impurity, and improve the yield and crystal manufacturing rate. The raw material is a raw material mixture prepared by mixing an alkaline-earth metal or its carbonate or oxide, Nb or Ta or its oxide, Ga or its oxide, Al or its oxide, and Si or its oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: PIEZO STUDIO INC., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akira Yoshikawa, Yuui Yokota, Yuji Ohashi, Kei Kamada, Tetsuo Kudo, Kenji Inoue, Yasuhiro Shoji, Yu Igarashi, Mototaka Arakawa, Shunsuke Kurosawa, Akihiro Yamaji
  • Patent number: 11031539
    Abstract: To provide a vibrator made of a piezoelectric crystal having a larger electromechanical coupling coefficient and a more satisfactory frequency-temperature characteristic than those of quartz, a vibrating piece (101) is made of a Ca3Ta(Ga1-xAlx)3Si2O14 single crystal (0<x?1). In the single crystal, letting ? be a rotation angle from an X-Z plane about an X-axis serving as a rotation axis, 18x+17.5???24x+24.5 is set. In addition, the vibrating piece (101) is made of a Ca3Nb(Ga1-xAlx)3Si2O14 single crystal (0<x?1). In the single crystal of this arrangement, letting ? be a rotation angle from an X-Z plane about an X-axis serving as a rotation axis, 25x+23.083???32x+26.167 is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: PIEZO STUDIO INC., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akira Yoshikawa, Yuji Ohashi, Yuui Yokota, Kei Kamada, Masatoshi Ito, Kenji Inoue, Hiroyuki Amano
  • Publication number: 20210038986
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a storage device that stores state information of game contents changing according to progress of a game; a screen information generator that generates first information relating to a display of the game contents on a display screen and second information relating to a display of the state information on the display screen; an output device that outputs the first information and the second information to the display screen at a predetermined timing, respectively; and an instruction receiving device that receives a switching instruction to switch between display of the game contents and display of the state information on the display screen, wherein the screen information generator generates the second information based on latest state information stored on the storage device at a time when receiving the switching instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji INOUE
  • Patent number: 10835821
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a storage device that stores state information of game contents changing according to progress of a game; a screen information generator that generates first information relating to a display of the game contents on a display screen and second information relating to a display of the state information on the display screen; an output device that outputs the first information and the second information to the display screen at a predetermined timing, respectively; and an instruction receiving device that receives a switching instruction to switch between display of the game contents and display of the state information on the display screen, wherein the screen information generator generates the second information based on latest state information stored on the storage device at a time when receiving the switching instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji Inoue