Patents by Inventor Kenji Nomura

Kenji Nomura 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: 20200057624
    Abstract: A circuit board incorporable into an apparatus includes a substrate, a reception unit that is provided on the substrate and that wirelessly receives a function program for achieving a function, a storage unit that is provided on the substrate and to which a writing program for writing the function program received by the reception unit has been written in advance, a power supply provided on the substrate, and a power control unit that supplies power for receiving, with the reception unit, the function program and power for writing, on a basis of the writing program, the function program to the storage unit using the power supply without using an external power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki TAKEI, Yujiro KOBAYASHI, Nobuyuki OBAYASHI, Kenji NOMURA, Mamoru SASAMAE, Masaki KUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200055455
    Abstract: A vehicular image-display system includes an image capturing device, a control device, and an image display device. The image capturing device includes an imaging element configured to capture an image of surroundings of a vehicle, and an image acquirer configured to acquire, based on the captured image captured by the imaging element, an image that is smaller in area than the captured image. The control device includes an image generator configured to generate an image that is smaller in area than the acquired image based on the acquired image acquired by the image acquirer. The image display device is configured to display the image to be displayed generated by the image generator. The acquired image is transmitted from the image capturing device to the control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Takuroh NAITOH, Kenji SHIRAISHI, Kenji KAGAMI, Tomonori KIMURA, Kenji NOZAKI, Yasuhiro NOMURA, Hiromitsu SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200055998
    Abstract: A masterbatch manufacturing method in accordance with the present disclosure comprises a first operation in which a pre-coagulation rubber latex comprising carbon black is heated as it is agitated with an agitator provided with agitator vane(s); and a second operation in which coagulant is added to the pre-coagulation rubber latex; wherein the first operation satisfies Formula I and Formula II. The Formula I is b?i×5.6/100. The Formula II is b×tm/eh×100>10. b indicates agitator vane circumferential speed (m/s). i indicates iodine absorption (g/kg) of carbon black. tm indicates agitation time (s). eh is given by Formula III. The Formula III is eh=(te+ts)×tm/2. te indicates the temperature (° C.) of the pre-coagulation rubber latex at the end of the first operation. ts indicates the temperature (° C.) of the pre-coagulation rubber latex at the start of the first operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Nomura
  • Publication number: 20200035419
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element includes a first electrode that has a photosensitive layer containing a light absorbing agent on a conductive support; and a second electrode that is opposite to the first electrode, in which the light absorbing agent contains a perovskite compound, and a compound represented by Formula (A-0), (G)p-L, ??Formula (A-0) in the formula, G represents a group or a salt such as —P(?O)(ORa)2 and —P(?O)(O?Ya+)2; Ra represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; Ya represents a counter salt; p is an integer of 1 or more; and L represents an aliphatic hydrocarbon group not having an amino group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka SATO, Kenji SHIROKANE, Kimiatsu NOMURA
  • Patent number: 10545623
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, there is provided an information processing device including: a communication unit configured to receive display position designation information indicating a display position of a window from another information processing device; and a control unit configured to perform control of displaying a window at the display position indicated by the display position designation information in a display area of a display unit. According to the present disclosure, an information processing device can receive display position designation information from another information processing device and display a window at a display position indicated by the display position designation information. Therefore, according to the present disclosure, a user can designate a display position of a window to be displayed on an information processing device using another information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigefumi Tamura, Ryosuke Nomura, Yusuke Shimizu, Masaki Kasahara, Kenji Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10544289
    Abstract: A process for producing a wet rubber masterbatch comprises a step (I) of dispersing a filler into a dispersing solvent to produce a filler-containing slurry solution, and a step (II) of adding a rubber latex solution to the filler-containing slurry solution to yield a filler-containing rubber latex solution, and stirring the yielded filler-containing rubber latex solution while heating the filler-containing rubber latex solution, thereby solidifying the filler-containing rubber latex solution, and a step (III) of stirring the resultant while adding an acid thereto, thereby solidifying the filler-containing rubber latex solution. In the step (II), the circumferential speed of a stirring impeller which a mixing tank used at the time of the stirring has is less than 10 m/s, and a calorie of 25 to 250 J both inclusive per unit period and unit mass is given to the filler-containing rubber latex solution by the heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toyo Tire Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Nomura, Makoto Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200006506
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vertical-type thin film transistor (TFT). The vertical TFT may comprise a source electrode and a drain electrode extending parallel to each other, with a semiconductor layer arranged in between the source electrode and the drain electrode. Two or more gate electrodes may be embedded in the semiconductor layer, the two or more gate electrodes being arranged parallel to one another. Each of the two or more gate electrodes may comprise a structure adapted to allow the flow of electrons therethrough. The structure of each of the gate electrodes may comprise one of a comb-like structure, a mesh structure, a perforated structure, a lattice structure, and the like. The structure may block a direct electric field between the source electrode and the drain electrode. The structure may allow the flow of electrons around and between elements of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Chong Uk Lee, Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 10520967
    Abstract: A power converter capable of minimizing the amount of fluctuation in the input power value to the boost circuit when changing the number of operating circuits and the switching frequency; when reducing the number of boost chopper circuits operating and the switching frequency the controller reduces the duty cycle of the PWM signal to a circuit to be halted while said circuit scheduled for halt operates, whereafter the controller halts operation of said circuit scheduled for halt and changes the switching frequency to a frequency corresponding to the state determination value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Nomura, Kenji Kobayashi, Kotaro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10486598
    Abstract: A vehicular image-display system includes an image capturing device, a control device, and an image display device. The image capturing device includes an imaging element configured to capture an image of surroundings of a vehicle, and an image acquirer configured to acquire, based on the captured image captured by the imaging element, an image that is smaller in area than the captured image. The control device includes an image generator configured to generate an image that is smaller in area than the acquired image based on the acquired image acquired by the image acquirer. The image display device is configured to display the image to be displayed generated by the image generator. The acquired image is transmitted from the image capturing device to the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takuroh Naitoh, Kenji Shiraishi, Kenji Kagami, Tomonori Kimura, Kenji Nozaki, Yasuhiro Nomura, Hiromitsu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10466303
    Abstract: A state-of-charge estimation device and a state of charge estimation method are provided that estimate a state of charge in a battery having a large polarization, requiring a long time for depolarization, and having a large charge/discharge hysteresis in its SOC-OCV characteristics. The state-of-charge estimation device includes a voltage measuring unit which measures a closed circuit voltage in a battery, a charge estimation unit which estimates a state of charge in a charge mode by referring to charge mode information that associates a closed circuit voltage with a state of charge in the battery, and a discharge estimation unit which estimates a state of charge in a discharge mode by referring to discharge mode information that associates a closed circuit voltage generated by use of a discharge pattern of the battery with a state of charge in the battery by use of the measured closed circuit voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kenji Nishigaki, Masashi Kidono, Takahiro Tsuzuku, Hiroyuki Nomura
  • Patent number: 10459037
    Abstract: A state-of-charge estimation device includes a transition estimation unit, when a transition from a charge mode to a discharge mode starts, which starts current integration by use of a measured current and obtains a second state of charge by use of a first state of charge at the start of the transition and a current integration value, so as to estimate that the second state of charge is a state of charge upon transition until a target state of charge is reached that is determined by a current integration value obtained for a predetermined time period after the start of the transition, and/or when a transition from a discharge mode to a charge mode starts, which starts current integration by use of a measured current and obtains a sixth state of charge by use of a third state of charge at the start of the transition and a current integration value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kenji Nishigaki, Masashi Kidono, Takahiro Tsuzuku, Hiroyuki Nomura
  • Patent number: 10444495
    Abstract: A vibration device includes a cylindrical vibration body portion including a cylindrical member and a piezoelectric vibrator fixed to the cylindrical member, and a light-transparent body portion that includes an outer peripheral portion connected to an end surface of the cylindrical member and a light-transparent portion positioned in front of a lens. The light-transparent body portion vibrates in a bending mode by vibration of the cylindrical vibration body portion. The bending mode includes a first bending mode in which a center-maximum-displacement portion of the light-transparent body portion and the outer peripheral portion of the light-transparent body portion connected to the end surface are displaced in the same direction and a second bending mode in which the center-maximum-displacement portion of the light-transparent body portion and the outer peripheral portion of the light-transparent body portion are displaced in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumi Fujimoto, Shinsuke Ikeuchi, Kenji Nishiyama, Masanobu Nomura
  • Patent number: 10419275
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a sensing unit that senses occurrence of a predetermined fault through one of detection of the occurrence of the fault and prediction of the occurrence of the fault, and a notifying unit that, when the fault is sensed to have occurred by the sensing unit, identifies a user to be notified that the fault is sensed to have occurred from among multiple users registered in advance, and notifies an information processing terminal of the identified user that the fault has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ichimura, Nobuyuki Obayashi, Kenji Nomura, Kenji Kogure, Masaki Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20190275606
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for resistance spot welding in which preliminary current application is executed and then main welding is executed in accordance with master patterns of various parameters obtained during the preliminary current application. The main welding is executed under welding conditions of the master patterns, and whether a welding abnormality has occurred and whether the welding abnormality is likely to occur are determined. When the welding abnormality is likely to occur, the welding conditions for the main welding are corrected so as to prevent the welding abnormality. When the welding abnormality is unlikely to occur, the welding conditions for the main welding are corrected so as to match the master patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji NOMURA, Shuhei OGURA, Atsushi KAWAKITA, Naoya KATO, Toru HIOKI, Kenji FUKUSHIMA, Shun KATO, Takashi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20190240697
    Abstract: A vibration device that includes a first elastic plate having a first end portion and a second end portion, and a first surface and a second surface facing each other and connecting the first and second end portions. A second elastic plate is laminated to the second end portion of the first elastic plate, and a piezoelectric vibration element is provided on at least one of the first surface and the second surface of the first elastic plate. On a portion where the first elastic plate and the second elastic plate are laminated, a first bonding portion and a second bonding portion that bond the first elastic plate and the second elastic plate to each other are provided. The second bonding portion is located closer to the first end portion than the first bonding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji Kagayama, Junichi Nomura, Haruyoshi Kurakawa
  • Patent number: 10343517
    Abstract: A plate-shaped reinforcing member is joined to an outer peripheral portion of a first through-hole of a wheel house outer panel. This reinforcing member has a second through-hole formed in a position overlapping with the first through-hole of the wheel house outer panel. Also, a bent end portion that is formed bent is provided along an entire periphery of a peripheral edge portion of the second through-hole of the reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuura, Ryosuke Nomura, Suguru Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10266660
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a wet rubber masterbatch that will serve as raw material for vulcanized rubber having excellent tensile strength and tear strength and that will permit wet rubber masterbatch to be molded in a short time. A method comprising an operation in which a collection of granules comprising a plurality of granular coagula are obtained from a liquid mixture comprising filler and rubber latex solution, and an operation in which the collection of granules is compressed under conditions satisfying Formula I; 3?P×Da?500 (P indicates pressure (kgf/cm2) applied to the collection of granules. Da indicates granule diameter (mm) of the granular coagula), making it possible to cause a wet rubber masterbatch capable of serving as raw material for vulcanized rubber having excellent tensile strength and tear strength to be molded in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Tanaka, Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 10230870
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an authenticator, an estimator, and a controller. The authenticator uses authentication information received from a user to authenticate and determine whether or not the user is a person allowed to execute plural functions related to images. If the authenticator authenticates the user as a registered user allowed to execute the plural functions, the estimator uses history information recording information related to the execution of the plural functions to estimate a function to be executed by the user from among the plural functions. The controller controls related parts used to execute the function estimated by the estimator so that the related parts start preparing for operation before the user issues an instruction to execute some kind of function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kogure, Nobuyuki Obayashi, Kenji Nomura, Takeshi Ichimura, Masaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10184501
    Abstract: In a fluid pressure cylinder, a first positioning ring is provided detachably on a first annular projection of a head cover, and a second positioning ring is provided detachably on a second annular projection of a rod cover. Further, a structure is provided in which opposite ends of a cylinder tube are inserted over and capable of being retained on outer circumferential sides of the first and second positioning rings. As a result, by preparing a new cylinder tube having a different diameter, and new first and second positioning rings, and mounting the new cylinder tube through the new first and second positioning rings, which are installed on the first and second annular projections, a fluid pressure cylinder having a different bore diameter can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Nomura
  • Publication number: 20180323313
    Abstract: A switching element of LCDs or organic EL displays which uses a thin film transistor device, includes: a drain electrode, a source electrode, a channel layer contacting the drain electrode and the source electrode, wherein the channel layer comprises indium-gallium-zinc oxide having a transparent, amorphous state of a composition equivalent to InGaO3(ZnO)m (wherein m is a natural number less than 6) in a crystallized state, and the channel layer has a semi-insulating property represented by an electron mobility of more than 1 cm2/(V·sec) and an electron carrier concentration is less than 1018/cm3, a gate electrode, and a gate insulating film positioned between the gate electrode and the channel layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Hideo HOSONO, Masahiro HIRANO, Hiromichi OTA, Toshio KAMIYA, Kenji NOMURA