Patents by Inventor Kenji Kimura

Kenji Kimura 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: 20200370593
    Abstract: A crankshaft includes a plurality of journals, a plurality of pins, and a plurality of crank arms. The journals are coaxially disposed with the rotational center of the crankshaft. The pins are decentered with respect to the journals. Each of the crank arms is disposed between one journal and one pin to join the one journal with the one pin. One or more of the crank arms integrally include a counterweight. The counterweight includes two side surfaces. An added layer of a material different from that of a crankshaft body is provided on each of side surfaces of the counterweight. When the Young's modulus of the added layer is E and the Young's modulus of the material of the crankshaft body is E0, E/E0 is 0.2 to 0.4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yukihiko KIMURA, Kenji TAMURA, Hiroshi NOGAMI, Sam Soo HWANG, Kunihiro YABUNO
  • Patent number: 10843485
    Abstract: An image is formed on a can body by use of plural image formation units. A printing device (500) is provided with a moving unit (550) that moves while supporting can bodies (10). Additionally, the printing device (500) is provided with a printing unit (520) that includes plural inkjet heads (11W), (11C), (11M), (11Y), (11K) and that performs printing on the can bodies (10) supported by the moving unit (550). Further, the printing device (500) is provided with a moving mechanism (560) that causes the moving unit (550) to move by using a linear mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA ALUMINUM CAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Kimura, Shinichi Ojima, Kazunori Ikeda, Asumi Suwa, Kenji Fujinuma
  • Publication number: 20200361484
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a warning device and at least one electronic control unit. The at least one electronic control unit is configured to present a light stimulus to a driver, and determine whether the driver is facing forward, determine whether the driver holds a steering wheel, and cause the warning device to perform a first warning when it is determined that the driver is not facing forward while the light stimulus is being presented. The first warning is either the vibration or the sound. The at least one electronic control unit is configured to perform a second warning when it is determined that the driver does not hold the steering wheel before a predetermined time elapses after the first warning is started. The second warning includes the vibration and the sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Kimura
  • Patent number: 10837447
    Abstract: [Object] To efficiently supply lubricant oil to a bearing member with a simple mechanism. [Solving Means] A vacuum pump includes a first housing, a second housing, a rotor shaft, a lubricant oil-stirring plate, and a bearing member. The second housing is attached to the first housing and forms a space that stores lubricant oil together with the first housing. The rotor shaft passes through the first housing. The lubricant oil-stirring plate is housed in the space and is attached to the rotor shaft. The bearing member is fixed to the first housing and rotatably supports the rotor shaft. The first housing includes a supply port that enables lubricant oil to be supplied to the bearing member. The second housing includes an inner-wall upper portion which the lubricant oil stirred by the lubricant oil-stirring plate hits against. The inner-wall upper portion of the second housing includes a recess portion that enables the lubricant oil to move above the supply port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ULVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kimura, Shinnosuke Tokuhira, Hideaki Inoue, Kenji Machiya
  • Patent number: 10837922
    Abstract: The X-ray imaging apparatus is provided with a plurality of gratings including an X-ray source and a first grating, a detector, a grating rotation mechanism for rotating a plurality of gratings respectively, and an image processor for generating at least a dark field image. The image processor is configured to generate a dark field image captured by arranging the grating at a plurality of angles in a plane orthogonal to the optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto, Kenji Kimura, Hiroshi Mizushima
  • Publication number: 20200346943
    Abstract: Activated treated water that can be manufactured by an extremely simple method and with which activation treatment can be performed on water that has not undergone activation treatment without direct contact. Activated treated water that is clustered water that has undergone activation treatment and thereby formed small molecule groups, wherein the ratio FID/FID0 of the free induction decay (FID) (units being seconds) of a peak originating in the hydrogen atoms in the water molecules in the hydrogen nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum for the activated treated water and the free induction decay FID0 (units being seconds) of a peak originating in the hydrogen atoms in the water molecules in the hydrogen nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum for water that has not undergone activation treatment is 0.80 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicants: FIG CO., LTD., TECRATOS CO., LTD., Pro Buono CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunao SUGIHARA, Kenji KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200347011
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound that is highly safe and useful in the prevention, alleviation, and/or treatment of various diseases involving enteropeptidase inhibition and/or trypsin inhibition, a pharmaceutical composition containing the compound, a method for producing the compound, and the like. Specifically, the present invention provides a compound represented by the following general formula (I): [wherein: A1 and A2 each independently represent an inhibitor residue having at least one activity selected from an enteropeptidase inhibitory activity and a trypsin inhibitory activity; and Z represents a spacer that links A1 to A2] or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruka YAMADA, Ken-ichi KOMORI, Yusuke SHIRAISHI, Satoshi UMEZAKI, Naoya KINOSHITA, Koji ITO, Tomoko KANDA, Kenji YONEDA, Yasunori TOKUNAGA, Tomio KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200342998
    Abstract: A display screen including a first display area displaying plural similar medical images received from a case search system and a second display area displaying disease names is displayed on a display of an information terminal. Each similar medical image is a medical image contained in an electronic medical book, and has additional information which includes the number of a page containing the similar medical image. If the user's selection of a similar medical image is detected for the first time after the display of the display screen, a page of an electronic medical book containing the selected similar medical image is displayed on the display screen. If the user's selection of a disease name is detected for the first time after the display of the display screen, a page of an electronic medical book containing differential items corresponding to the selected disease name is displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Kazutoyo Takata, Kazuki Kozuka, Kenji Kondo, Hirohiko Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200335200
    Abstract: A similar case retrieval apparatus includes: a lesion portion acquirer that acquires partial images including lesion portion images, an image feature extractor that extracts image features of each of the plurality of partial images; a location information acquirer that acquires location information of each of the partial images; a lateral position determiner that determines the right organ or the left organ in which each of the lesion portions exists based on the location information; a unilateral distribution identifier that determines whether or not a distribution of the lesion portions is a unilateral distribution; and a similar case retriever that retrieves case data from a case database including both case data for the unilateral distribution in the right organ and case data for the unilateral distribution in the left organ when the unilateral distribution identifier identifies that the distribution of the lesion portions is the unilateral distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Kazutoyo TAKATA, Kazuki KOZUKA, Kenji KONDO, Hirohiko KIMURA, Toyohiko SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200333265
    Abstract: The X-ray phase imaging apparatus includes an imaging system, a position switching mechanism for switching between a retracted position and an imaging position, a control unit for controlling switching between the retracted position and the imaging position, and an image processing unit for generating an X-ray phase contrast image based on the first image and the second image. The control unit is configured to control sequentially imaging at the retracted position and imaging at the imaging position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro DOKI, Kenji KIMURA, Taro SHIRAI, Satoshi SANO, Akira HORIBA, Naoki MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10802730
    Abstract: Power consumption of a semiconductor device is reduced. A semiconductor device according to an embodiment includes a plurality of circuits, a bus circuit including a plurality of buffers that temporarily store communication data between the circuits and a plurality of arbitration circuits that arbitrate an access between the circuits and the buffers, a storage unit that stores information based on a use state of the buffers during communication between the circuits and configuration information including designation of unused circuits that are not used for the communication from among the circuits, and a control circuit that controls the bus circuit so as to stop use of unused buffers that are not used for the communication from among the buffers and at least a partial configuration in arbitration circuits corresponding to the unused circuits from among the arbitration circuits based on the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasumasa Watanabe, Mitsuhiro Ono, Toshiro Fujisaki, Kenji Kimura
  • Patent number: 10800429
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a warning device and at least one electronic control unit. The at least one electronic control unit is configured to present a light stimulus to a driver, and determine whether the driver is facing forward, determine whether the driver holds a steering wheel, and cause the warning device to perform a first warning when it is determined that the driver is not facing forward while the light stimulus is being presented. The first warning is either the vibration or the sound. The at least one electronic control unit is configured to perform a second warning when it is determined that the driver does not hold the steering wheel before a predetermined time elapses after the first warning is started. The second warning includes the vibration and the sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200320336
    Abstract: A control method includes: receiving, from a case search system, a plurality of data including a plurality of images corresponding to a plurality of similar medical images having a certain similarity with a target medical image to be interpreted; displaying on a display a display screen including a first display area that displays thumbnails of the plurality of similar medical images; sensing one similar medical image selected from among the plurality of similar medical images displayed as thumbnails in the first display area; if the one selected similar medical image is a diffuse lesion, displaying the other plurality of medical images in a second display area included on the display screen; and if the one selected similar medical image is a localized lesion, successively displaying, in the second display area and in a first direction, the plurality of medical images including the localized lesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kazutoyo TAKATA, Kenji KONDO, Kazuki KOZUKA, Hirohiko KIMURA, Toyohiko SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10798295
    Abstract: An electronic device (1) includes a control device (10) configured to carry out: image capture operation determination processing in which a first subject is determined without a user operation and image capture timing is determined; and autofocus processing in which a second subject is determined without a user operation and an image capture device is controlled to focus on the second subject, the autofocus processing being commenced before the image capture operation determination processing finishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Kimura, Koichi Yamaguchi, Mitsuhiro Haneda, Akihiro Kodama
  • Patent number: 10792302
    Abstract: The present invention provides a prophylactic or therapeutic composition for a metabolic disorder, a composition for amplifying the amount of short-chain fatty acid in the intestine, or a composition for decreasing a ratio of bacteria belonging to the Firmicutes to bacteria belonging to the Bacteroidetes in the intestine, each containing an exopolysaccharide produced by Leuconostoc mesenteroides, and further, a food, a pharmaceutical product, a feed and the like containing the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Noster Inc.
    Inventors: Ikuo Kimura, Kenji Yamamoto, Keiko Hisa
  • Patent number: 10796812
    Abstract: A coating liquid for forming a conductive layer according to the present invention is a coating liquid for forming a conductive layer, the coating liquid containing fine metal particles, a dispersant, and a dispersion medium. In the coating liquid for forming a conductive layer, the fine metal particles contain copper or a copper alloy as a main component, the dispersant is a polyethyleneimine-polyethylene oxide graft copolymer, a polyethyleneimine moiety in the graft copolymer has a weight-average molecular weight of 300 or more and 1,000 or less, a molar ratio of polyethylene oxide chains to nitrogen atoms in the polyethyleneimine moiety is 10 or more and 50 or less, and the graft copolymer has a weight-average molecular weight of 3,000 or more and 54,000 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Motohiko Sugiura, Issei Okada, Yoshio Oka, Atsushi Kimura, Kenji Ohki
  • Publication number: 20200312577
    Abstract: A power storage device having a positive electrode including a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer, and a separator layer between the positive electrode and the negative electrode and including a gel electrolyte. At least one of the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer includes an electrode active material, an electrolytic solution, a first polymer compound that is not crosslinked, and a binder having a second polymer compound different from the first polymer compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kyotaro Mano, Kenji Kimura, Yasutake Fukuda, Yasuhiko Ueda
  • Patent number: 10773730
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a warning device and at least one electronic control unit. The at least one electronic control unit is configured to present a light stimulus to a driver, and determine whether the driver is facing forward, determine whether the driver holds a steering wheel, and cause the warning device to perform a first warning when it is determined that the driver is not facing forward while the light stimulus is being presented. The first warning is either the vibration or the sound. The at least one electronic control unit is configured to perform a second warning when it is determined that the driver does not hold the steering wheel before a predetermined time elapses after the first warning is started. The second warning includes the vibration and the sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Kimura
  • Patent number: 10772592
    Abstract: This X-ray phase contrast imaging apparatus (100) includes an X-ray source (1) that radiates continuous X-rays, a first grating (3) that forms a self-image, a second grating (4), a detector (5) that detects the continuous X-rays, and a third grating (2) arranged between the detector (5) and the first grating 3. The first grating (3), the second grating (4), and the third grating (2) are arranged so as to satisfy conditions of predetermined formulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Koichi Tanabe, Toshinori Yoshimuta, Kenji Kimura, Hiroyuki Kishihara, Yukihisa Wada, Takuro Izumi, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Takayoshi Shimura, Heiji Watanabe, Takuji Hosoi
  • Publication number: 20200279195
    Abstract: Provided is an on-demand transportation management system including: a request reception means configured to receive an itinerary request of a plurality of passengers, the itinerary request including at least any one of desired departure time and desired arrival time of a shared on-demand transportation vehicle, a departure point, and a destination; and a vehicle allocation planning means configured to create a vehicle allocation plan of the on-demand transportation vehicle by classifying the plurality of passengers according to a predetermined condition that the itinerary request is received before predetermined time and the desired arrival time or the desired departure time is within a predetermined period of time. A limited number of on-demand transportation vehicles can be efficiently operated, and at the same time, a vehicle allocation plan receiving use requests of a larger number of passengers can be created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo KOBORI, Koki YOSHIMOTO, Kenji UEDA, Sae KIMURA