Kenji Yamaguchi 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).
Abstract: A rail comprises a predetermined chemical composition. In a hardness distribution in a region from a rail head surface to a depth of 16.0 mm, a part having higher hardness than V1 that is minimum hardness in a first internal region is present in a second internal region, and hardness of the rail head surface is HBW 400 to 520 and average hardness in the region from the rail head surface to the depth of 16.0 mm is HBW 350 or more.
Abstract: A working machine includes a machine body, a lifting device to link a working device to the machine body, the lifting device being capable of moving up and down with the working device between a grounding state in which the working device is in contact with a ground and an ungrounding state in which the working device is out of contact with the ground, and an automatic travel controller to cause the machine body to perform automatic travel according to a planned travel route. The automatic travel controller includes a lifting controller to control the lifting device to move up with the working device from the grounding state to the ungrounding state, and cause the machine body to turn or travel rearward after the lifting controller controls the lifting device to move up with the working device from the grounding state to the ungrounding state.
Abstract: A sheet feeding device feeds a sheet in a feed direction. The sheet feeding device includes a loading portion, a feeler, and a first detection sensor. The sheet is to be placed on the loading portion. The feeler rotates from a reference position to a pushed position around a support shaft in response to a push by a downstream end of the sheet, which is placed on the loading portion, in the feeding direction. The first detection sensor detects a rotation of the feeler from one of the reference position and the pushed position to the other of the reference position and the pushed position. The loading portion includes a second detection sensor to detect a state in which the sheet is placed on the loading portion.
Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a blocking member having a blocking surface with which a leading end of a sheet that is being conveyed comes into contact for obliquity correction. The blocking member is rotated by being pushed by the sheet against an urging force of a positioning unit that positions the blocking member to be in the standby position. The blocking member is rotatable to be in a sheet-passage-allowing orientation in which the sheet is allowed to pass. When a trailing end of the sheet that is being conveyed has passed the blocking member, the blocking member that is in the sheet-passage-allowing orientation rotates in a same direction as a sheet conveyance direction and is positioned to be in a standby position.
Abstract: An entry support system includes: an externally located person reporting unit which executes predetermined reporting by a reporting unit used by an internal user when an externally located person is recognized by an externally located person recognition unit in a state where the internal user is recognized by an internal user recognition unit; and an entry permission unit which executes entry permission processing for enabling entry to a vehicle when a permission operation of the entry to the vehicle is performed to an operation unit used by the internal user after the predetermined reporting is executed.
Abstract: A working machine includes a machine body, a linkage capable of linking a working device including a spreader to the machine body, an automatic travel controller to cause the machine body to perform automatic travel according to a planned travel route, a range acquirer to acquire a spreading work range that is a range where spreading work is done by the spreader in a front-rear direction thereof, and a work setter to set a work start position and a work end position for the spreader so that the work start position and the work end position are at different positions according to the spreading work range acquired by the range acquirer.
Abstract: A working machine includes a machine body capable of traveling, a position detector to detect a position of the machine body, and a controller to control the machine body based on the position of the machine body detected by the position detector and a planned travel route. The planned travel route includes a straight section on which the machine body travels straight, and the controller includes a threshold setter to set a threshold according to work, and causes the machine body to perform a recovery movement to make a deviation between the position of the machine body detected by the position detector and the planned travel route less than the threshold when the machine body is at a start point of the straight section or is about to enter the start point of the straight section.
Abstract: The present invention provides a pyrolysis tube for manufacturing olefin which tube can improve a yield of olefin in a pyrolysis reaction of a hydrocarbon raw material. The pyrolysis tube (1A) for manufacturing olefin includes a tubular base material (2) made of a heat resistant metal material and a dehydrogenating catalyst (4A) which is supported on an inner surface of the tubular base material (2).
Abstract: An information processing system includes a vehicle state acquisition unit configured to acquire vehicle state information, which is information on a vehicle state associated with at least one of traveling, steering, and braking of a vehicle, a damaged part information acquisition unit that acquires, in a case where image data showing a surface of the vehicle includes a damaged part of the vehicle, damaged part information, which is information on the damaged part, a damage information generation unit that generates, when the damaged part information acquisition unit acquires the damaged part information, vehicle damage information including the damaged part information and the image data which are associated with the damaged part, and an assessment information generation unit that generates assessment information including the vehicle state information and the vehicle damage information.
Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a feed shaft configured to feed a medium in a roll form by supporting and rotating the medium, a conveyance unit including a driving roller, a driven roller and an endless conveyance belt and configured to convey, in a conveyance direction, the medium supported by the conveyance belt by rotating the driving roller forward, a printing head configured to perform printing on the medium supported by the conveyance belt, and an ear portion winding shaft configured to wind up ear portions of the medium separated from the medium supported by the feed shaft.
Abstract: In a vehicle exterior imaging system, when a vehicle is washed with a vehicle washer, an image of an exterior of the vehicle is captured by a camera provided in an assessment device, and the captured image data is acquired by a capture image data acquisition unit. Flaws are detected by a flaw detection unit from the captured image data, and presentation image data including detected flaw information is sent by a sending unit to a user terminal. Thus, a user or a manager is able to check for flaws on a vehicle, and locations, degrees, and the like of flaws from a presentation image each time of a vehicle wash of the vehicle.
Abstract: A liquid discharging device includes a support unit configured to support a medium, a discharging unit configured to discharge liquid to the medium, a reading unit configured to read an image formed on the medium with the liquid, a holding unit configured to hold the discharging unit and the reading unit while moving in a scanning direction, and a control unit configured to control operation of the discharging unit, the reading unit, and the holding unit. The control unit is configured to perform pattern forming operation that causes the discharging unit to discharge the liquid to form a test pattern image on the medium, reading operation that causes the reading unit to read at least a partial region of the test pattern image, and flushing operation that causes the discharging unit to perform flushing for discharging the liquid to the region in the test pattern image which was read.
Abstract: The present invention includes: a vehicle exterior image acquisition unit acquiring a vehicle exterior image being an image of an external surrounding of a vehicle; a vehicle interior image acquisition unit acquiring a vehicle interior image being an image of an interior of the vehicle; a person recognition unit respectively recognizing, based on the vehicle exterior and interior images, motions of a person outside the vehicle and a person in the vehicle; and a door control unit controlling a state of a door of the vehicle, wherein, if a person outside the vehicle approaching the vehicle has been recognized based on a recognition result of the person recognition unit, the door control unit executes an opening operation on the door if it has been determined that the person in the vehicle has performed a specific motion determined in advance regarding the approaching person outside the vehicle.
Abstract: A vehicle assessment system includes a report information evaluation unit. The report information evaluation unit is configured to adjust a report information-based evaluated price based on report information, from an appraisal price assessed by a vehicle appraisal price determination unit according to an elapsed time from a time when a report information database has acquired the report information.
Abstract: A tire anti-theft system includes a transmitter attached to a tire and configured to transmit tire ID information; a first database configured to store vehicle ID information and tire ID information of a tire mounted on the vehicle; a second database configured to store the tire ID information and tire status information indicating whether or not the tire identified with the tire ID information is stolen tire; and a vehicle control apparatus, in which the vehicle control apparatus includes a reader configured to perform near field communication with the transmitter attached to the tire mounted on a vehicle to be controlled and acquire the tire ID information, and a controller configured to, in a case where the reader acquires the tire ID information, restrict operation of the vehicle to be controlled if information indicating that the tire is stolen tire is stored in association with the tire ID information.
Abstract: An air conditioning system for mushroom cultivation according to an embodiment includes an air passageway (10) having an intake opening for taking air thereinto, and a supply opening connected to a cultivation chamber (100) for cultivating a mushroom; a temperature control apparatus (20) that controls a temperature of air flowing through the air passageway (10), and a return passageway (30) for returning air in the cultivation chamber (100) to the air passageway (10) between the intake opening and a position at which the temperature control apparatus (20) controls air in temperature.
Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a transport unit including a drive roller, a driven roller, and an endless transporting belt, and transporting a recording medium supported by the transporting belt in a transport direction by rotating the drive roller in the normal direction, a printing head configured to perform printing on the recording medium, and a control unit configured to cause the transport unit to rotate the transporting belt in a forward direction when causing the transport unit to transport the recording medium in the transport direction. The transport unit includes a brake unit configured to apply a brake on the driven roller. The control unit causes the transport unit to perform a tension adjustment process of adjusting tension of the transporting belt by rotating the drive roller in the normal direction in a state in which the driven roller is braked by the brake unit before the printing.
Abstract: A recording device includes an endless transporting belt that transports a recording medium in a normal transport direction and a reverse transport direction, a recording head, a cleaning liquid attaching unit that attaches a cleaning liquid to a front surface of the transporting belt, a first blade that comes into contact with the front surface to remove the cleaning liquid attached to the front surface, and a blade moving unit that moves the first blade in approaching and separating directions with respect to the front surface. The blade moving unit causes the first blade to come into contact with the front surface when the transporting belt is rotating in a reverse rotation direction, and causes the first blade to be separated from the front surface when the transporting belt is rotating in a normal rotation direction.
Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool comprises a hard coating layer that includes a TiAlN layer and is provided on a surface of a cutting tool body. In case the composition of the TiAlN layer is expressed by a formula: (TixAl1-x)N, 0.10?x?0.35 (here, x is in atomic ratio) is satisfied. In the TiAlN layer, a high Ti band-like region is present in a direction at 30 degrees or less with respect to a line normal to the surface of the cutting tool body. An average composition X of the Ti component in the high Ti band-like region satisfies (x+0.01)?X?(x+0.05), an average width W of the high Ti band-like region is 30 to 500 nm, and an average area ratio St of the high Ti band-like region is 3 to 50 area %.
Abstract: An autonomous traveling type vacuum cleaner capable of cleaning an area closely adjacent to an obstacle of a floor surface, and the control method therefor. A main body includes a front face part formed in a linear shape. A detector detects an obstacle in a traveling direction of the main body. A traveling part makes the front face part of the main body face the obstacle and makes the main body travel to the obstacle, on the basis of the result detected by the detector. A cleaning unit, which is disposed on a front portion of the main body, cleans a cleaning-object surface in the state where the traveling part has made the main body travel to the obstacle.