Patents by Inventor Kenji Nakanishi

Kenji Nakanishi 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: 10437036
    Abstract: A plurality of images of a sample are simultaneously captured at different focal lengths by a plurality of cameras. An analysis apparatus includes: a branch section configured to cause light passing through the sample containing a material component to branch off into a plurality of optical paths; a plurality of imaging devices for simultaneously capturing images of the sample in a flow path at different focal points by using the light caused to branch off into the plurality of optical paths; and a controller configured to process the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ARKRAY, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya Nakajima, Shigeki Masuda, Kenji Nakanishi, Yukio Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190281180
    Abstract: An illuminating device capable of stably illuminating an irradiated object such as a document while suppressing light loss with a simply structure is provided. An LED array and a reflective plate are disposed sandwiching a slit (St) through which light reflected by a document MS passes and a light-guiding member is disposed on the side of the LED array. The light-guiding member includes a direct emission unit disposed between an illumination range y centered on a document reading position and the LED array and an indirect emission unit disposed between the reflective plate and the LED array, a light incidence face of the direct emission unit and a light incidence face of the indirect emission unit are disposed at mutually different position around the LED array, and the LED array is disposed on a side of an interior angle formed by the light incidence faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUTO, Mitsuharu YOSHIMOTO, Tomohiko OKADA, Hisashi YAMANAKA, Shohichi FUKUTOME, Kenji NAKANISHI
  • Patent number: 10412254
    Abstract: An illuminating device according to an embodiment included in an image reading apparatus and an image forming apparatus includes light source portions, light-guiding members for illuminating an illumination target from an elongated light emitting face that extends in a longitudinal direction, by guiding light from the light source portions, and holding members for holding the light-guiding members. The holding members include holding portions for removably holding the light-guiding members, and tilted portions that reflect light emitted from the light emitting face, the tilted portions extending from a front end on the light emitting face side of the holding portions, obliquely widening with increasing distance from the light-guiding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Yamada, Mitsuharu Yoshimoto, Yasuhiro Suto, Kenji Nakanishi, Shohichi Fukutome, Hisashi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10391081
    Abstract: The present inventors successfully identified novel gatekeeper mutations for FGFR. Further, they discovered that mutant FGFR having the mutations demonstrate resistance to known FGFR inhibitors such as AZD4547, and at the same time demonstrate sensitivity to specific compounds. Mutant polypeptides having the mutations may be used as biomarkers in cancer treatment by FGFR inhibitors to prevent the development of side effects in therapy by conventional FGFR inhibitors, and to control the therapeutic mode for receiving the best therapeutic effect, thus making individualized treatment possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshito Nakanishi, Nukinori Akiyama, Kenji Morikami
  • Publication number: 20190260893
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image scanning unit that is provided with a holding portion holding a flexible flat cable. The holding portion is protruded toward an upstream side in a sub scanning direction, and provided with a second wall part. The flexible flat cable that is extended from a connector is brought into contact with the second wall part. As for the flexible flat cable, a downward movement is regulated by a lower holding portion and an upward movement is regulated by an upper holding portion. Accordingly, the flexible flat cable does not rise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro Imoto, Yasuhiro Suto, Hisashi Yamanaka, Kenji Nakanishi, Shohichi Fukutome, Kazuhiro Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20190208074
    Abstract: An image reading device includes an image reader that scans a document so as to read an image of the document. The image reader includes a scanning body in which at least plural mirrors, a condenser lens, and an image sensor are disposed. In the scanning body, concerning positional relationships among the plural mirrors as viewed from a main scanning direction, the plural mirrors are disposed on two sides with respect to an imaginary line extending along an optical axis of reflected light from the document. The mirrors on a corresponding one of the two sides are disposed such that a reflecting position of a mirror on a downstream side in a traveling direction of the reflected light is positioned closer to the document and also to the imaginary line than that of a mirror on an upstream side in the traveling direction of the reflected light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: YASUHIRO SUTO, KENJI NAKANISHI, HISASHI YAMANAKA, SHOHICHI FUKUTOME
  • Patent number: 10334133
    Abstract: An illuminating device capable of stably illuminating an irradiated object such as a document while suppressing light loss with a simply structure is provided. An LED array and a reflective plate are disposed sandwiching a slit (St) through which light reflected by a document MS passes and a light-guiding member is disposed on the side of the LED array. The light-guiding member includes a direct emission unit disposed between an illumination range y centered on a document reading position and the LED array and an indirect emission unit disposed between the reflective plate and the LED array, a light incidence face of the direct emission unit and a light incidence face of the indirect emission unit are disposed at mutually different position around the LED array, and the LED array is disposed on a side of an interior angle formed by the light incidence faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suto, Mitsuharu Yoshimoto, Tomohiko Okada, Hisashi Yamanaka, Shohichi Fukutome, Kenji Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20190191050
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light guide member having a bar-like shape and a light source disposed so as to face an end surface of the light guide member. The illumination device guides light from the light source in the light guide member and emits the light from a light emission surface of the light guide member formed in a longitudinal direction of the light guide member. The light emission surface includes a first light diffusing portion that is formed in a first portion near the light source and that has a protruding/recessed shape, and a second light diffusing portion that is formed in a second portion adjacent to an end of the first light diffusing portion, the end being away from the light source. The second light diffusing portion has a protruding/recessed shape and has lower light diffusivity than the first light diffusing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: YASUHIRO SUTOH, SHOHICHI FUKUTOME, KENJI NAKANISHI, YUUYA IWAI
  • Patent number: 10326899
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image scanning unit that is provided with a holding portion holding a flexible flat cable. The holding portion is protruded toward an upstream side in a sub scanning direction, and provided with a second wall part. The flexible flat cable that is extended from a connector is brought into contact with the second wall part. As for the flexible flat cable, a downward movement is regulated by a lower holding portion and an upward movement is regulated by an upper holding portion. Accordingly, the flexible flat cable does not rise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Imoto, Yasuhiro Suto, Hisashi Yamanaka, Kenji Nakanishi, Shohichi Fukutome, Kazuhiro Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20190158695
    Abstract: A driving device is used in an image reading apparatus, and reciprocates a scanning unit for reading an image on an original. The driving device comprises a pull member, a driving pulley which transmits driving force to the pull member, a following pulley which applies tension to the pull member and a pulley holder having a pulley axis which holds the following pulley rotatably. Then, the pulley axis has a lock pawl capable of locking an upper end portion of the following pulley and canceling engagement with the following pulley by being tilted toward a side of an axial center by elastic deformation. Furthermore, the lock pawl is arranged at a side of a tension acting direction from the pull member to the following pulley except the farthest position from the driving pulley among positions in a circumferential direction of the pulley axis. It is possible to attach and detach the following pulley easily at a time of maintenance or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro IMOTO, Yasuhiro SUTO, Shohichi FUKUTOME, Kenji NAKANISHI, Kazuhiro IGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190145513
    Abstract: A shift device includes a shift switch configured to be operated in a first direction to switch to a certain shift position and a switch detector that detects movement of the shift switch in the first direction. The shift device also includes a release switch that is located at a position differing from that of the shift switch and configured to be moved between a restriction position that restricts operation of the shift switch in the first direction and a release position that allows operation of the shift switch in the first direction. The shift device shifts a shift range of a transmission to a gear mode corresponding to the shift switch when the switch detector detects the movement of the shift switch in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Hiroki ONO, Kenji NAKANISHI, Keiji KAHARA
  • Publication number: 20190134776
    Abstract: One object is to improve the uniformity of polishing of a substrate. The present application discloses, as one embodiment, a substrate polishing device for a quadrilateral-shaped substrate, the device including: a surface plate; a substrate support mechanism that is attached to the surface plate and that supports the substrate; a polishing head mechanism for attaching a polishing pad, the polishing head mechanism opposing the surface plate; and an orbital drive mechanism for orbitally driving the polishing head mechanism. The substrate support mechanism includes: a base plate; a plate flow passage provided to the base plate; and a plurality of substrate support chambers that are connected to the plate flow passage, wherein each substrate support chamber independently applies a vertical direction force to the substrate, and the vertical direction force applied to the substrate corresponds to an internal pressure of the substrate support chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki NAKANISHI, Kenji KODERA
  • Publication number: 20190128410
    Abstract: A shift lever device is provided with retention frames at a front side and rear side of a lever, and a plate is provided with blocks at the front side and rear side of the lever. Even if the plate and the lever are installed to a vehicle with the front side and rear side of the plate and the lever reversed, changing the retention frame that retains a detent rod enables the block on the side of the detent rod to restrict swinging of the detent rod, enabling swinging of the lever to be restricted. This thereby enables the plate and the lever to be commonly employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji NAKANISHI, Naoyuki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190101742
    Abstract: A plurality of images of a sample are simultaneously captured at different focal lengths by a plurality of cameras. An analysis apparatus includes: a branch section configured to cause light passing through the sample containing a material component to branch off into a plurality of optical paths; a plurality of imaging devices for simultaneously capturing images of the sample in a flow path at different focal points by using the light caused to branch off into the plurality of optical paths; and a controller configured to process the captured images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: ARKRAY, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya NAKAJIMA, Shigeki MASUDA, Kenji NAKANISHI, Yukio WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10247299
    Abstract: In a shift lever device, a detent rod is assembled to a lever main body, and when a detent pin of the detent rod engages with a detent body and rotation is stopped, a lever is restricted from rotating. When a button is press-operated, the detent rod is displaced, engagement of the detent pin with the detent body is released, and the lever is allowed to rotate. The detent rod is assembled to the outside of the lever main body. This enables to detent rod to be easily assembled to the lever main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Kenji Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10244140
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light guide member having a bar-like shape and a light source disposed so as to face an end surface of the light guide member. The illumination device guides light from the light source in the light guide member and emits the light from a light emission surface of the light guide member formed in a longitudinal direction of the light guide member. The light emission surface includes a first light diffusing portion that is formed in a first portion near the light source and that has a protruding/recessed shape, and a second light diffusing portion that is formed in a second portion adjacent to an end of the first light diffusing portion, the end being away from the light source. The second light diffusing portion has a protruding/recessed shape and has lower light diffusivity than the first light diffusing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sutoh, Shohichi Fukutome, Kenji Nakanishi, Yuuya Iwai
  • Patent number: D851140
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kamimura, Masayuki Nakanishi, Satoru Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Miyasawa, Kenji Kodera
  • Patent number: D851141
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kamimura, Masayuki Nakanishi, Satoru Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Miyasawa, Kenji Kodera
  • Patent number: D851142
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kamimura, Masayuki Nakanishi, Satoru Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Miyasawa, Kenji Kodera
  • Patent number: D859331
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Yamamoto, Masayuki Nakanishi, Kenji Kodera