Patents by Inventor Kenji Tanaka

Kenji Tanaka 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: 20190255665
    Abstract: A heat treatment method is provided in which a first steel component (11) formed with a coating (111) thereon is fitted in first holes (123, 124) of a second steel component (12) subjected to a quenching treatment. The heat treatment method includes a heating step of heating the second steel component to a first temperature (T1) equal to or higher than a tempering temperature (T0) of the second steel component and higher than a temperature of the first steel component by a temperature difference (?T) for achieving shrink fitting and a shrink-fitting step of shrink-fitting the first steel component in the first holes of the second steel component in a state of maintaining the temperature difference for achieving shrink fitting between the first steel component and the second steel component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi SUGIMOTO, Ryosuke HIRAISHI, Kenji YASUI, Yukichi OKAYAMA, Kei TANAKA, Takeshi OSHIO
  • Publication number: 20190259416
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium includes a non-magnetic substrate, a non-magnetic layer, and a magnetic layer, wherein the magnetic layer contains a hexagonal strontium ferrite magnetic powder, Mr and t satisfy 0.0020 ?T·m?Mr·t?0.0150 ?T·m, where Mr is the residual magnetic flux density of the magnetic layer, and t is the average thickness of the magnetic layer, L1 satisfies 2 nm?L1?6 nm, where L1 is the average thickness of a first mixed layer that is formed on the surface of the magnetic layer opposite to the non-magnetic layer, L2 satisfies 0.1?L2/t?0.45, where L2 is the average thickness of a second mixed layer that is formed on the surface of the magnetic layer facing the non-magnetic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji KAWAKAMI, Sadamu KUSE, Kenji TANAKA, Shinji TSUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190256301
    Abstract: A packing device of food includes a feeding part configured to supply the food, a gripping part configured to grip a plurality of foods at both sides of a plurality of foods in a direction in which the plurality of foods are placed in order by the feeding part, and a conveying part configured to convey onto a tray the plurality of foods gripped by the gripping part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shogo HASEGAWA, Kenji BANDO, Keiichi TANAKA, Hiroshi KATAFUCHI, Kazunori HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20190256643
    Abstract: An epoxy resin obtained by a reaction of an epoxy resin monomer having a mesogen backbone and having two glycidyl groups in one molecule with a divalent phenol compound having, as substituents, two hydroxyl groups on one benzene ring, in which a number average molecular weight in gel permeation chromatographic measurement is from 600 to 2,500.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hideyuki KATAGI, Kenji TANAKA, Yoshitaka TAKEZAWA, Haruaki SUE, Shinichi KOSUGI
  • Patent number: 10388906
    Abstract: An organic electro-luminescence (EL) element includes a first electrode, a light emitting layer, and a second electrode layered in this order above a substrate. At least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is a light transmissive electrode. The light transmissive electrode includes a base metal layer and a silver thin film. The base metal layer is a metal layer including an alkali metal or an alkaline earth metal as a material. The silver thin film is silver or a silver alloy including silver as a main component, and is disposed on and in contact with the base metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Jun Yamaguchi, Kenji Harada, Masahiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190241970
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for determining the likelihood of colorectal cancer development in a human ulcerative colitis patient, the method including: a measurement step of measuring methylation rates of one or more CpG sites present in specific differentially methylated regions in DNA recovered from a biological sample collected from the human ulcerative colitis patient; and a determination step of determining the likelihood of colorectal cancer development in the human ulcerative colitis patient based on average methylation rates of the differentially methylated regions which are calculated based on the methylation rates measured in the measurement step and a preset reference value or a preset multivariate discrimination expression, in which the reference value is a value for identifying a cancerous ulcerative colitis patient and a non-cancerous ulcerative colitis patient, which is set for the methylation rate of each differentially methylated region, and the multivariate discrimination expres
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicants: Hanumat Co., Ltd., EA Pharma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato KUSUNOKI, Yuji TOIYAMA, Koji TANAKA, Toshimitsu ARAKI, Akira MITSUI, Kenji TAKEHANA, Tsutomu UMEZAWA
  • Patent number: 10359201
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes: a heat transfer pipe in which refrigerant flows; and a spiral groove formed at an inner peripheral surface of the heat transfer pipe. A height of an inner wall of the groove in a radial direction of the heat transfer pipe is equal to or greater than 0.1 [mm], and when a wetted edge length of the heat transfer pipe is S, an inclination angle between a pipe axis direction of the heat transfer pipe and a longitudinal direction of the groove in a section of the heat transfer pipe parallel with the pipe axis direction is ?, and a length of the heat transfer pipe is L, the inclination angle ? is an acute angle, and a wetted area S×L/cos ? of the heat transfer pipe satisfies S×L/cos ??0.5 [m2].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Shunji Itakura, Ken Horiguchi, Toshiyuki Fuji, Sota Shimada, Kazuya Funada, Kenji Komine, Junya Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190216223
    Abstract: An inlet-outlet valve device includes a main body configured in such a manner that an air tube having an air flow passage is coupled to the main body and a first securing portion and a second securing portion secured to a retaining member located inside a seat. The first securing portion is secured to a first position on the retaining member with a first securing portion fastening member. The second securing portion is secured to a second position on the retaining member via a second securing portion fastening member. The second securing portion includes an insertion hole through which the second securing portion fastening member is inserted. The insertion hole is an elongated hole extending in a direction that connects the first securing portion and the second securing portion to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto SAKAI, Ryosuke MIZUNO, Tomokazu SEKI, Katsuya NOZUE, Shunsuke TANAKA, Kenji HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10353061
    Abstract: A system for detecting a target object includes a first detector that detects an object by emitting radio waves and receiving reflected waves that are the emitted radio waves reflected by a target object, a second detector that detects heat generated by the target object, and an information collection apparatus that determines the presence or absence of the target object on the basis of the detected reflected waves and the detected heat, and the information collection apparatus determines the presence of the target object in a case where the first detector has detected a movement of the target object and the second detector has detected the heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tanaka, Masaru Yamaoka, Kenji Masuda
  • Patent number: 10351939
    Abstract: A Cu—Al—Mn-based alloy having superelastic characteristics and having a recrystallized texture substantially formed of a ? single phase, in which 70% or more of crystal grains is within a range of 0° to 50° in a deviation angle from <001> orientation of a crystalline orientation measured in a working direction by electron back-scatter diffraction patterning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, FURUKAWA TECHNO MATERIAL CO., LTD., FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Omori, Shingo Kawata, Ryosuke Kainuma, Kiyohito Ishida, Toyonobu Tanaka, Kenji Nakamizo, Sumio Kise, Koji Ishikawa, Misato Nakano, Satoshi Teshigawara
  • Publication number: 20190213334
    Abstract: An OLT (10) is provided with a priority control bypass circuit (16) and an encryption/decryption bypass circuit (17), or an ONU (20) is provided with a priority control bypass circuit (26) and an encryption/decryption bypass circuit (27), and one or both of encryption/decryption processing and priority control processing are bypassed in accordance with a priority control bypass instruction (BP) and an encryption/decryption bypass instruction (BE), which are set in advance. This reduces a processing delay that occurs in the OLT or the ONU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi SAKAMOTO, Kenji KAWAI, Junichi KATO, Kazuhiko TERADA, Hiroyuki UZAWA, Nobuyuki TANAKA, Tomoaki KAWAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190207189
    Abstract: Provided is a composition for a non-aqueous secondary battery functional layer capable of forming a functional layer for a non-aqueous secondary battery that has excellent adhesiveness after immersion in electrolyte solution and can cause a non-aqueous secondary battery to display excellent cycle characteristics and output characteristics. The composition for a non-aqueous secondary battery functional layer contains organic particles and a binder for a functional layer. The organic particles have an electrolyte solution elution amount of at least 0.001 mass % and not more than 5.0 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji ARAI, Keiichiro TANAKA, Kazuki ASAI
  • Patent number: 10338597
    Abstract: A self-traveling articulated robot for working in a production factory is provided, which includes a carriage having at least two operation shafts driven by servomotors, respectively, and self-travelable in a two-dimensional plane, a robotic arm supported by the carriage and having at least one operation shaft driven by a servomotor and constituting a joint, an end effector provided to a tip portion of the robotic arm, and a control unit provided in the carriage and for controlling the operation shaft of the robotic arm and the operation shafts of the carriage to operate in cooperation with each other so that a control point defined in one of the robotic arm and the end effector reaches a target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Takahiro Inada, Kenji Bando, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Junichi Murakami, Satoru Hibino, Yukio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10340532
    Abstract: A separator for fuel cell includes a corrugated portion formed to have a corrugated cross section where a first groove that is concave to a first surface to form a flow path for a first fluid on the first surface and a second groove that is concave to a second surface opposite to the first surface to form a flow path for a second fluid on the second surface are arranged alternately and repeatedly. Each of the second grooves has at least one shallower groove section formed to have a less depth from the second surface than depth of a remaining groove section and provided to form a communication flow channel on the first surface side, which is arranged to communicate between two flow path spaces for the first fluid that are adjacent to each other across the shallower groove section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Okabe, Hiroya Nakaji, Makoto Yoshida, Shigetaka Hamada, Takuya Kurihara, Kenji Sato, Hideaki Tanaka, Nobuhiko Nakagaki, Junji Ueda, Katsuhiko Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20190193630
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle cabin interior lighting device including: a light source that emits light; a polarizing member that converts the emitted light into p-polarized light; and a projection portion that is provided at an upper portion of an instrument panel, and onto which the p-polarized light is projected, and that reflects the projected p-polarized light without changing its polarization characteristics, and that causes the projected p-polarized light to be incident on a front windshield glass at Brewster's angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken TANAKA, Kenji NARUMI
  • Publication number: 20190193663
    Abstract: A vehicle seat device includes a fixed base, a movable base, a paddle, and an air pack. When a side airbag arranged in the seat is deployed, the expanding side airbag presses and pivots the movable base and allows for a deployment of the side airbag. The paddle is configured to change a seat support form when pressed and pivoted by the air pack. The movable base pivots about a first pivot axis relative to the fixed base. The paddle pivots about a second pivot axis relative to the movable base. The first pivot axis and the second pivot axis are arranged at different locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto SAKAI, Ryosuke MIZUNO, Tomokazu SEKI, Katsuya NOZUE, Shunsuke TANAKA, Kenji HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190182400
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a CPU and a camera. In the image forming apparatus, the camera takes a facial image of a user approaching the image forming apparatus, and on the basis of the facial image, face authentication is executed. Further, in a case where it has been determined as a result of the face authentication that the user approaching the image forming apparatus is a registered user, it is determined whether there is registered job data registered by the registered user. The image forming apparatus is switched from a power-saving mode to a normal mode in a case where it has been determined that there is registered job data of the user approaching the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Kenji TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190171350
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including a processing unit that performs decision determination with respect to an option associated with a predetermined object by determining whether a user is following the predetermined object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: KENJI SUGIHARA, TOMOHISA TANAKA, TSUBASA TSUKAHARA, RYO FUKAZAWA, AKANE YANO
  • Publication number: 20190174024
    Abstract: A profile adjustment method for causing a computer to execute a process of adjusting a to-be-adjusted profile by using a color conversion module performing a color conversion process of converting coordinate values in a color space with reference to a profile, the profile adjustment method including: setting a color conversion module included in one or more of the color conversion module, as a target module that is a color conversion module to be used; causing the target module to execute the color conversion process of converting input coordinate values in an input color space into output coordinate values in an output color space; and executing a process of using a conversion result by the target module to adjust the to-be-adjusted profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji FUKASAWA, Katsuyuki TANAKA
  • Patent number: D856413
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Hideki Kato, Kenji Oshima, Takao Oizumi, Matt Delegate, David Keech