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).

  • Patent number: 10381587
    Abstract: A light emitting apparatus includes: a sealing member (20) forming a sealing region sealing a planar light emitting unit; and a wiring member (51) including a conductive unit (61) electrically connected to the planar light emitting unit and extending from the sealing region to an outside. The sealing member (20) has a drawing port opened at a periphery of the sealing member for drawing the wiring member (51) to the outside. The wiring member (51) includes: an internal wiring portion (71) in which the conductive unit (61) is disposed in the sealing region; an external wiring portion (72) in which the conductive unit (61) is disposed in the outside; and a boundary wiring portion (73) in which the conductive unit (61) is disposed in the drawing port and which has a smaller thickness than the internal wiring portion (71) and/or the external wiring portion (72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yasushi Tanijiri, Masatoshi Yoneyama, Junya Wakahara, Mitsuyoshi Naito, Naoki Kimura, Kenji Hiraiwa
  • Patent number: 10371147
    Abstract: An electrically-driven compressor including a housing, an electric motor, a compression mechanism, a cover member, a motor drive circuit, and a sealing member is disclosed. The electric motor is accommodated in the housing. The compression mechanism is accommodated in the housing and operated by the electric motor. The cover member is attached to the housing. The housing and the cover member form an accommodation portion including an accommodation space therein. The motor drive circuit is accommodated in the accommodation space and drives the electric motor. The sealing member is arranged between the housing and the cover member to seal the accommodation space. The sealing member includes an elastic seal portion that comes into close contact with the housing and the cover member. A core sustains the shape of the seal portion in conformance with the circumferential edge of the accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Tatsuya Koide, Ken Suitou, Kazuya Kimura, Akio Fujii, Akihiko Taketani, Masao Iguchi, Kenji Mochizuki, Shingo Enami
  • Publication number: 20190231190
    Abstract: A control method of an information terminal causes a display to display a display screen which includes a first display region and a second display region. The first display region displays an object medical image. The second display region displays M number of similar medical images and includes ND number of individual regions for displaying the M number of the similar medical images. When an instruction from one or more instruction buttons is detected, a display size of each corresponding region of interest that is included in the second number of the similar medical images is changed while maintaining a size of each of the individual regions in the second display region, and each of the similar medical images is magnified at a magnification ratio of a reference thumbnail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki KOZUKA, Kazutoyo TAKATA, Kenji KONDO, Hirohiko KIMURA, Toyohiko SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10366785
    Abstract: If a lesion included in a specification target image is a texture lesion, a probability image calculation unit calculates a probability value indicating a probability that each of a plurality of pixels of the specification target image is included in a lesion area. An output unit calculates, as a candidate area, an area including pixels whose probability values are equal to or larger than a first threshold in a probability image obtained from the probability image calculation unit and, as a modification area, an area including pixels whose probability values are within a certain probability range including the first threshold. An input unit detects an input from a user on a pixel in the modification area. A lesion area specification unit specifies a lesion area on the basis of the probability image, the candidate area, the modification area, and user operation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensuke Wakasugi, Kenji Kondo, Kazutoyo Takata, Hirohiko Kimura, Toyohiko Sakai
  • Patent number: 10365235
    Abstract: Provided is a radiation phase-contrast imaging device capable of assuredly detecting a self-image and precisely imaging the internal structure of an object. According to the configuration of the present invention, the longitudinal direction of a detection surface of a flat panel detector is inclined with respect to the extending direction of an absorber in a phase grating. This causes variations in the position (phase) of a projected stripe pattern of a self-image at different positions on the detection surface. This is therefore expected to produce the same effects as those obtainable when a plurality of self-images are obtained by performing imaging a plurality of times in such a manner that the position of the projected self-images on the detection surface varies. This alone, however, results in a single self-image phase for a specific region of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Tanabe, Shingo Furui, Hiroyuki Kishihara, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba
  • Patent number: 10349833
    Abstract: A medical image managed by a medical information management system is displayed in a layout region that is displayed on a display of an information terminal, and thumbnail images of similar cases received from a case retrieval system are displayed in a case display region. In the layout region, a display box displaying a thumbnail image of a diagnosis object case and display boxes displaying thumbnail images selected from the thumbnail images displayed in the case display region are displayed adjacent to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kondo, Kazutoyo Takata, Kazuki Kozuka, Hirohiko Kimura, Toyohiko Sakai
  • Patent number: 10340562
    Abstract: A battery pack including a battery module and a heater is provided. The battery module includes a plurality of cylindrical batteries, a thermal diffusing plate, a first chamber, and a second chamber. The thermal diffusing plate houses and holds the plurality of cylindrical batteries. The first chamber is configured to distribute cooling air to cool each of the plurality of cylindrical batteries. The second chamber is formed at least in part by the thermal diffusing plate. The heater is configured such that convection occurs in the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Kimura
  • Patent number: 10338382
    Abstract: Implementations of an in-vehicle display system may include: a first display device configured to irradiate a first area of a windshield of a vehicle with a first light constituting a first image and to display the first image as a virtual image of the first image in front of the first area; a second display device configured to display a second image as a real image in a second area of the windshield that is wider than the first area; and a control device configured to control the first display device and the second display device based on a travel state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Wataru Tamura, Tsuyoshi Kimura, Kenji Shida, Yu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190198949
    Abstract: A recovering device includes a charging chamber configured to overcharge a nickel-metal hydride battery. The charging chamber is provided with: a first water bath; a fixing device configured to fix the nickel-metal hydride battery with a portion of a container of the nickel-metal hydride battery being immersed in the water coolant in the first water bath; a pump; a dial gauge configured to detect a deformation amount of the container of the nickel-metal hydride battery; and a collection container configured to collect the gas exhausted from the exhaust valve of the nickel-metal hydride battery and exhaust the gas to outside the recovering device. The recovering device further includes a controller configured to perform the overcharging process for the nickel-metal hydride battery. The controller is configured to halt the overcharging process when the deformation amount of the container exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiko Mitsui, Junta Izumi, Kazuya Kodama, Kenji Kimura
  • Patent number: 10331851
    Abstract: A display control unit vertically divides a case display area in accordance with the number of disease names selected by a user to create a number of sub-areas equal to the number of disease names. Each of the sub-areas is vertically elongated so that thumbnail images of similar cases of the corresponding disease name are displayed so as to be aligned in a column. The display control unit displays, in each sub-area, thumbnail images of similar cases of the corresponding disease name so that the thumbnail images are aligned in a column in order of decreasing similarity to a search query image displayed in a layout area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoyo Takata, Kazuki Kozuka, Kenji Kondo, Hirohiko Kimura, Toyohiko Sakai
  • Patent number: 10327640
    Abstract: A control method of an information terminal according to the present disclosure causes a display to display a display screen which includes a first display region displaying an object medical image and a second display region displaying M number of similar medical images. When one instruction for magnifying any one similar medical image among the M number of similar medical images is sensed, with respect to the M number of or fewer similar medical images in the M number of ranges that are displayed in the second display region upon sensing the one instruction, a corresponding region of interest in each of the M number of or fewer similar medical images is magnified so as to match a position corresponding to a center of each of individual regions in the second display region while maintaining a size of each of the individual regions at a same size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Kozuka, Kazutoyo Takata, Kenji Kondo, Hirohiko Kimura, Toyohiko Sakai
  • Patent number: 10326184
    Abstract: A battery pack includes cylindrical batteries, a thermal diffusing plate, and a casing. The thermal diffusing plate holds the cylindrical batteries. The casing houses the cylindrical batteries and the thermal diffusing plate. The casing includes a first inner surface, inner surfaces other than the first inner surface, a first outer surface, and outer surfaces other than the first outer surface. The first inner surface is located between the first outer surface and the thermal diffusing plate. The heat transfer coefficient between the first outer surface and an outside air of the casing is lower than the heat transfer coefficient between each of the outer surfaces other than the first outer surface and the outside air of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190175126
    Abstract: Provided is a radiation imaging apparatus capable of performing precise imaging without performing pre-imaging in the absence of a subject. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a radiation imaging apparatus capable of performing precise imaging without performing pre-imaging in the absence of a subject immediately before. That is, the apparatus of the present invention is provided with a phase grating 5 provided with a subject area and a reference area. Both areas each have a predetermined pattern that absorbs radiation, but the patterns are different from each other. In this area, an image of the phase grating 5 is observed in a moire pattern of a long period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi TANABE, Toshinori YOSHIMUTA, Kenji KIMURA, Hiroyuki KISHIHARA, Yukihisa WADA, Takuro IZUMI, Taro SHIRAI, Takahiro DOKI, Satoshi SANO, Akira HORIBA
  • Publication number: 20190171377
    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: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Yasumasa WATANABE, Mitsuhiro ONO, Toshiro FUJISAKI, Kenji KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190167219
    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: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    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: 20190155836
    Abstract: Similar medical images having a predetermined similarity to a region of interest in a medical image to be interpreted are received from a case search system. A display screen on which the received similar medical images are displayed is displayed on a display. The display screen includes display frames within which similar medical images are displayed. In response to an instruction for enlarging the similar medical images, corresponding regions of interest in the similar medical images are enlarged and displayed with the sizes of the display frames maintained unchanged on the display screen. In response to an instruction for causing a selected similar medical image among the enlarged and displayed similar medical images to move within a corresponding display frame, the other unselected similar medical image(s) is caused to move within a corresponding display frame synchronously with the movement of the selected similar medical image in the same movement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuki KOZUKA, Kazutoyo TAKATA, Kenji KONDO, Hirohiko KIMURA, Toyohiko SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10296212
    Abstract: A terminal device that includes an operation surface; an input detection unit that detects an indicator and determines at least one of a position of the indicator contacting the operation surface and a distance of the indicator from the operation surface in a vertical direction; an operation determination unit that determines information about an operation input by movement information of the indicator detected by the input detection unit; and a control unit that performs predetermined control when a first operation which is an operation performed to move the indicator in a vertical direction away from the operation surface is detected by the operation determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuka Jingushi, Kenji Kimura, Yuichiro Kojima, Yoshitsugu Kitada, Kenji Tokutake
  • Patent number: 10295678
    Abstract: A X-ray detector having enhanced X-ray sensitivity, which enables dual energy imaging having high diagnostic performance. This X-ray detector includes: scintillator elements which are partitioned by light blocking walls and which convert low-energy X-rays to light; and scintillator elements which are partitioned by light blocking walls and which convert high-energy X-rays to light. When seen from the direction of incidence of the X-rays, the positional pattern of the light blocking walls and that of the light blocking walls are configured so as not to be in alignment with each other. Accordingly, the X-rays incident on the X-ray detector are converted to light by at least either one of the scintillator elements and are finally outputted as X-ray detection signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Tanabe, Shingo Furui, Toshinori Yoshimuta, Kenji Kimura, Akihiro Nishimura, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba, Toshiyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10287968
    Abstract: An engine cooling system includes a coolant circuit, a multi-way valve, a relief route and a relief valve. The coolant circuit includes a first route and a second route into which the coolant circuit is branched off at a branched position. The first route passes through a radiator. The multi-way valve is provided at the branched position. The relief route sets a relief source to a portion downstream of a pump and upstream of the multi-way valve in the coolant circuit, sets a relief destination to a portion downstream of the radiator in the first route, and causes coolant to flow from the relief source to the relief destination so as to bypass the multi-way valve. The relief valve interrupts circulation of coolant through the relief route when the relief valve is closed, and permits circulation of coolant through the relief route when the relief valve is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rihito Kaneko, Noboru Takagi, Isao Takagi, Naoya Kawamoto, Kenji Kimura, Shinji Yumi
  • Publication number: 20190135982
    Abstract: To provide a method of manufacturing polyarylene sulfide (PAS) while efficiently recovering an organic amide solvent at a low energy cost, without using an organic solvent, from washing wastewater produced by washing a raw material mixture containing PAS and an organic amide solvent using a solvent containing water; a method of manufacturing PAS by reducing the amount of water supplied when washing the raw material mixture using a solvent containing water; and PAS manufactured by these methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Michihisa MIYAHARA, Kenji SUZUKI, Yuichi KATAYOSE, Takayuki KIMURA