Patents by Inventor Kentaro Tanaka

Kentaro 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).

  • Patent number: 11955360
    Abstract: A Johnsen-Rahbek force type electrostatic chuck including: a metal substrate; an electrode for electrostatic attraction provided on the metal substrate with an insulating layer interposed between the metal substrate and the electrode for electrostatic attraction; and a dielectric layer constituting an electrostatic attraction surface in contact with a workpiece. The dielectric layer includes a ceramic spray coating and a sealing component with which pores of the ceramic spray coating are filled, and the sealing component contains a metal organic salt containing a rare earth element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: TOCALO CO., Ltd., HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Takabatake, Tomohiro Nakasuji, Akira Itoh, Kentaro Seto, Yutaka Omoto, Hiroho Kitada, Kazuumi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11945177
    Abstract: A first laminated body is worked to form a second laminated body, the first laminated body being formed by laminating prepregs including reinforcing fibers and resin, the second laminated body including a flat portion and a wavy portion, the flat portion being located at at least one of side edge portions of the second laminated body, the wavy portion being located at a portion adjacent to the side edge portion and extending along a longitudinal direction. An intermediate product is formed from the second laminated body by a forming die such that the flat portion becomes a bent portion that is an inside portion whose circumferential length is shorter in a curved portion, and the wavy portion becomes a bent portion that is an outside portion whose circumferential length is longer in the curved portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Shimada, Yoshihiro Nakayama, Sayaka Ochi, Shouhei Kanazawa, Kenshirou Okumura, Takaya Hamamoto, Kentaro Tanaka, Yuya Ouchi
  • Patent number: 11947280
    Abstract: A mechanism that enables developer replenishment by a simpler structure and a mechanism that enables more user-friendly developer replenishment are provided. An attachment port to which a developer supply bottle containing a developer stored therein is detachably attachable is disposed in an interior of an image forming apparatus. The developer supply bottle can be attached when the cover is in an open state. According to this image forming apparatus, when the developer supply bottle is attached to the attachment port, the developer inside the developer supply bottle moves into a developer housing chamber by its own weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Funatani, Masatake Tanaka, Kentaro Yamawaki, Kenichi Iida, Shinsuke Kobayashi, Kensuke Umeda, Takanori Watanabe, Ai Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20240102924
    Abstract: A diagnostic optical microscope according to the present embodiment includes at least one laser light source (11) configured to generate laser light for illuminating a sample (40) containing a light absorbing material, a lens configured to focus the laser light to be focused on the sample (40), scanning means for changing a focusing position of the laser light on the sample (40), and a light detector (31) configured to detect laser light transmitted through the sample (40) as signal light. A laser light intensity is changed to obtain a nonlinear region in which the laser light intensity and a signal light intensity have a nonlinear relation due to occurrence of saturation of absorption in the light absorbing material when the laser light intensity is maximized. An image is generated based on a nonlinear component of the signal light based on the saturation of absorption in the light absorbing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Katsumasa FUJITA, Kentaro NISHIDA, Hikaru SATO, Hideo TANAKA, Yoshinori Harada
  • Patent number: 11927112
    Abstract: A sealing device according to at least one embodiment includes not less than three arc-shaped fins arranged in an axial direction. The arc-shaped fins include: a first fin which is one of two outermost fins located on an outermost side in the axial direction; a second fin disposed adjacent to the first fin in the axial direction; and at least one third fin disposed opposite to the first fin across the second fin in the axial direction. It is preferable that the third fin is disposed to be inclined with respect to a radial direction such that a tip end portion is located on a side of the first fin in the axial direction relative to a base end portion, and the third fin has a larger inclination angle than the first fin or the second fin with respect to the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Omura, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Kuwamura, Eiji Konishi, Kentaro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11897574
    Abstract: An operating device comprises a base member, a first switch unit, and a first coupling structure. The first switch unit includes a first base and a first operating member. The first coupling structure couples the base member and the first base such that the first base is adjustable relative to the base member in a first direction and is adjustable relative to the first coupling structure in a first additional direction different from the first direction. The first coupling structure includes a first intermediate member and a first fastener. The first intermediate member is at least partially provided between the base member and the first base to guide the first base relative to the base member in at least one of the first direction and the first additional direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kosaka, Kentaro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20240044759
    Abstract: A method for checking quality of a heat exchanger includes the steps of: performing a liquid pressure test for the heat exchanger including a first flow path and a second flow path adjacent to the first flow path by filling the first flow path and the second flow path with a liquid in a pressurized state; discharging the liquid from the first flow path and the second flow path; and promoting evaporation of the liquid remaining in the first flow path and the second flow path by reducing pressure inside each of the first flow path and the second flow path using a vacuum pump. The step of promoting evaporation of the liquid is performed to feed heated gas into the first flow path and the second flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hiroaki KANAZAWA, Kentaro TANAKA, Hideki TAKAFUJI, Tadashi IKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230355186
    Abstract: A motion evaluation method includes: a noise removal step of removing noise in time-series data related to a motion of a person; an extraction step of extracting data of an on-set section in which the motion of the person is performed from the time-series data from which the noise has been removed; a compression step of aligning a length of the extracted data of the on-set section for each on-set section and compressing the data of the on-set section through down-sampling processing; and an evaluation step of evaluating the motion of the person on the basis of the compressed data of the on-set section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro TANAKA, Shingo TSUKADA, Masumi YAMAGUCHI, Takayuki OGASAWARA, Toichiro GOTO
  • Publication number: 20230207114
    Abstract: A biological information analysis system includes a data reception unit that receives time-series data of biological information from a sensor terminal that acquires biological information, a storage unit that stores the received time-series data, a first representative value acquisition unit that acquires a first representative value based on data in a predetermined period among the received time-series data, and a second representative value acquisition unit that acquires a second representative value based on a plurality of first representative values consecutive on a time axis. In a case where an error occurs in communication between the data reception unit and the sensor terminal and a predetermined condition is satisfied, the first representative value acquisition unit uses pre-error time-series data transmitted before the error occurs and stored in the storage unit and post-error time-series data transmitted from the sensor terminal after the error occurs, to acquire the first representative value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki OGASAWARA, Kentaro TANAKA, Shingo TSUKADA, Masumi YAMAGUCHI, Toichiro GOTO
  • Publication number: 20230131150
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention is a loss-of-consciousness estimation apparatus including: a ventricular state estimation unit configured to estimate whether or not a ventricular state of an estimation target is normal in a predetermined repetition cycle, based on a cerebral blood flow correlation amount time series, which is a time series of an amount correlated with a cerebral blood flow rate of the estimation target; a measurement reliability estimation unit configured to estimate reliability of the cerebral blood flow correlation amount time series; and a loss-of-consciousness probability acquisition unit configured to, based on the reliability, the estimation result of the ventricular state estimation unit, and elapsed time after a probability acquisition start time, which is a time at which it is first determined by the ventricular state estimation unit that the ventricular state is not normal after an estimation start time, which is a time of starting the repetition cycle, acquire a loss-of-consciou
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo TSUKADA, Hiroshi NAKASHIMA, Masumi YAMAGUCHI, Kentaro TANAKA, Toichiro GOTO
  • Publication number: 20230119323
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention is a loss-of-consciousness estimation apparatus including: an out-of-range data determination unit configured to execute out-of-range data determination processing for, using an amount correlated with a cerebral blood flow rate of an estimation target as a cerebral blood flow correlation amount, a time series of the cerebral blood flow correlation amount as a cerebral blood flow correlation amount time series, and a position in a time axis direction of data of the cerebral blood flow correlation amount time series as a time position, determining whether or not the cerebral blood flow correlation amount indicated by each piece of the data is out of range of a threshold region, which is a range corresponding to the time position of each piece of the data, based on the cerebral blood flow correlation amount time series; and a ventricular state estimation unit configured to estimate a ventricular state of the estimation target based on the determination result of the out-of-rang
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo TSUKADA, Hiroshi NAKASHIMA, Masumi YAMAGUCHI, Kentaro TANAKA, Toichiro GOTO
  • Publication number: 20230092731
    Abstract: In an emotion stabilization support device including a portable vibration generator including an oscillator (36), a motion sensor (37), and a control unit (31), the control unit (31) causes the oscillator (36) to intermittently vibrate, and the control unit (31) measures a state of the portable vibration generator detected by the motion sensor (37) and determines a state of an emotion of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo TSUKADA, Kentaro TANAKA, Masumi YAMAGUCHI, Takayuki OGASAWARA, Toichiro GOTO
  • Publication number: 20230059586
    Abstract: This cooling apparatus includes a tube (10) having an opening portion (10a) in one end portion in a longitudinal direction thereof, a cap (30) capable of opening/closing the opening portion (10a), a non-freezing drinkable coolant (20) that fills the tube (10), and a container (50) that contains the tube (10) filled with the coolant (20). The tube has a constricted portion (10d) having a reduced inner diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo TSUKADA, Hiroshi NAKASHIMA, Masumi YAMAGUCHI, Takayuki OGASAWARA, Kentaro TANAKA, Toichiro GOTO
  • Patent number: 11577823
    Abstract: A noise reduction apparatus, an aircraft, and a noise reduction method capable of increasing the amount of noise reduction are provided. The noise reduction apparatus 1 includes a porous plate 2 disposed to face a fluid flow, the porous plate 2 including a bend region 5 bent toward an upstream side of the fluid flow. The bend region 5 is provided at the end portion 6 of the porous plate 2, and has a concave R-shape on an upstream side of the fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    Inventors: Tohru Hirai, Mitsuhiro Murayama, Kazuomi Yamamoto, Yasushi Ito, Kentaro Tanaka, Takehisa Takaishi, Yuzuru Yokokawa
  • Publication number: 20230017440
    Abstract: A sealing device according to at least one embodiment includes not less than three arc-shaped fins arranged in an axial direction. The arc-shaped fins include: a first fin which is one of two outermost fins located on an outermost side in the axial direction; a second fin disposed adjacent to the first fin in the axial direction; and at least one third fin disposed opposite to the first fin across the second fin in the axial direction. It is preferable that the third fin is disposed to be inclined with respect to a radial direction such that a tip end portion is located on a side of the first fin in the axial direction relative to a base end portion, and the third fin has a larger inclination angle than the first fin or the second fin with respect to the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Naoto OMURA, Kazuyuki MATSUMOTO, Yoshihiro KUWAMURA, Eiji KONISHI, Kentaro TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220305742
    Abstract: A first laminated body is worked to form a second laminated body, the first laminated body being formed by laminating prepregs including reinforcing fibers and resin, the second laminated body including a flat portion and a wavy portion, the flat portion being located at at least one of side edge portions of the second laminated body, the wavy portion being located at a portion adjacent to the side edge portion and extending along a longitudinal direction. An intermediate product is formed from the second laminated body by a forming die such that the flat portion becomes a bent portion that is an inside portion whose circumferential length is shorter in a curved portion, and the wavy portion becomes a bent portion that is an outside portion whose circumferential length is longer in the curved portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki SHIMADA, Yoshihiro NAKAYAMA, Sayaka OCHI, Shouhei KANAZAWA, Kenshirou OKUMURA, Takaya HAMAMOTO, Kentaro TANAKA, Yuya OUCHI
  • Patent number: 11365646
    Abstract: In a rotary machine and a seal member, a casing, a rotor, a stator blade, a rotor blade, and a seal device disposed between the casing and a tip portion of the rotor blade are provided, in which a blade attachment groove is provided in the inner peripheral portion of the casing, and a caulking groove is provided adjacent to the blade attachment groove, in which a base end portion of the stator blade is mounted in the blade attachment groove and a caulking member is locked to the caulking groove and a blade root portion of the stator blade, so that the stator blade is fixed to the inner peripheral portion of the casing, and in which a seal ring as a seal device is mounted in the inner peripheral portion of the casing, and the seal ring covers at least a part of the caulking groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Ueta, Hisataka Fukushima, Kentaro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11362362
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a fuel cell apparatus in which a stable installation state may be maintained even when a size thereof is reduced. A fuel cell apparatus according to the present disclosure may include a fuel cell module including fuel cells housed in a housing; a plurality of auxiliary machines which operate the fuel cell module; and an exterior case, shaped in a rectangular prism, which houses the fuel cell module and the auxiliary machines. A gravity center of the fuel cell apparatus may be located below a level equal to half a height of the exterior case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: DAINICHI CO., LTD., KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Oguro, Shintaro Yanagiuchi, Tomohiro Fukagawa, Kentaro Tanaka, Takashi Ono
  • Publication number: 20220074446
    Abstract: An aircraft component coupling assembly includes first and second plate structures placed and a coupler coupling the first and second plate structures. The first plate structure includes a first insertion hole and a first serration located on a first outer surface of the first plate structure and surrounding the first insertion hole. The second plate structure includes a second insertion hole differing in inner diameter from the first insertion hole. The coupler includes: a contact structure including a second serration and a third insertion hole; a shaft structure being fixedly engaged with one of a second outer surface the second plate structure and a third outer surface of the contact structure; and a pressing structure engaged with the shaft structure and pressing an other of the second outer surface of the second plate structure and the third outer surface of the contact structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kentaro TANAKA, Kunio NAWATA, Sachinori ISHIMOTO, Kota NAKAYA, Tatsuro AKASAKA
  • Patent number: 11267256
    Abstract: A recording device provides, when a first mode that is a recording mode for increasing concentration of black is selected, in a first nozzle row including first nozzles capable of discharging a first ink representing black by a single color or a mixed color, and a second nozzle row including second nozzles capable of discharging a second ink having a lower pigment concentration than a black ink and being an achromatic color, a nozzle unused region by a first nozzle not discharging a first ink and a second nozzle not discharging a second ink, between a first nozzle usage region including the first nozzle discharging the first ink onto the recording medium, and a second nozzle used region including the second nozzle for discharging the second ink onto a region of the recording medium onto which the first ink is discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Tanase, Keisuke Morita, Kentaro Tanaka