Patents by Inventor Kiyoshi Minami

Kiyoshi Minami 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: 20210197086
    Abstract: A server is configured to detect an option element of an advantage option for an option set player and customize a specification of the advantage option that has been set or to be set in the future, based on the option element thus detected, to increase the attractiveness of the advantage option so that the player will be more motivated to actively acquire the advantage option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kouji ASUNA, Kiyoshi MINAMI, Tatsuki MIZUNO, Kenichi OGURA, Akio ONDA, Takashi AOKI, Shintaro MURAI, Yusuke TSUTSUMI
  • Patent number: 10472753
    Abstract: A bobbin thread winder of a sewing machine including a bobbin winder spindle holding a bobbin and a driving mechanism to apply a drive force to the bobbin winder spindle, comprises a time measuring unit to measure an bobbin-thread winding execution time with respect to the bobbin, and a bobbin-thread winding amount calculating unit which calculates a winding amount of the bobbin based on the bobbin-thread winding execution time with respect to the bobbin measured by the time measuring unit. In the bobbin thread winder, since the bobbin-thread winding execution time was measured by the time measuring unit, and the bobbin winding amount of the bobbin is calculated based on the bobbin-thread winding execution time by the bobbin-thread winding amount calculating unit, it is possible to detect the bobbin winding amount of the bobbin accurately regardless of the type and thickness of the bobbin thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: JUKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Shiraishi, Nobuaki Kinoshita, Kiyoshi Minami
  • Patent number: 9990437
    Abstract: A server system regularly accesses a video database, searches the video database for a game play video of an online game provided by the server system based on a cyclic check keyword, and stores (manages) access information about the game play video, video-related information, a view count, and the like as cyclic check result data. When the server system has received an inquiry about the game play video of the online game from a user terminal that executes the online game, the server system searches the cyclic check result data and the like for the access information about the game play video that is appropriate for the play state, and returns the access information. The server system gives a bonus to the user (player) of the game play video of which the view count has reached a reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC., BANDAI NAMCO STUDIOS INC.
    Inventors: Akio Onda, Hiroyuki Nashida, Kiyoshi Minami
  • Publication number: 20180127907
    Abstract: A bobbin thread winder of a sewing machine including a bobbin winder spindle holding a bobbin and a driving mechanism to apply a drive force to the bobbin winder spindle, comprises a time measuring unit to measure an bobbin-thread winding execution time with respect to the bobbin, and a bobbin-thread winding amount calculating unit which calculates a winding amount of the bobbin based on the bobbin-thread winding execution time with respect to the bobbin measured by the time measuring unit. In the bobbin thread winder, since the bobbin-thread winding execution time was measured by the time measuring unit, and the bobbin winding amount of the bobbin is calculated based on the bobbin-thread winding execution time by the bobbin-thread winding amount calculating unit, it is possible to detect the bobbin winding amount of the bobbin accurately regardless of the type and thickness of the bobbin thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: JUKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi SHIRAISHI, Nobuaki KINOSHITA, Kiyoshi MINAMI
  • Patent number: 9580849
    Abstract: An overlock sewing machine includes a first switching part for switching an interlocked state where an upper knife drive part and an upper knife are interlocked and a released state where the upper knife drive part and the upper knife are not interlocked; a second switching part for switching the upper knife between a projection position and a retreat position; and an operation part for switching the first switching part and the second switching part between a first mode, a second mode, and a third mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: JUKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Sugawara, Daishi Kuramashi, Nobuaki Kinoshita, Kiyoshi Minami, Kazuhiro Mitani
  • Publication number: 20160287987
    Abstract: A server system regularly accesses a video database, searches the video database for a game play video of an online game provided by the server system based on a cyclic check keyword, and stores (manages) access information about the game play video, video-related information, a view count, and the like as cyclic check result data. When the server system has received an inquiry about the game play video of the online game from a user terminal that executes the online game, the server system searches the cyclic check result data and the like for the access information about the game play video that is appropriate for the play state, and returns the access information. The server system gives a bonus to the user (player) of the game play video of which the view count has reached a reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicants: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC., BANDAI NAMCO STUDIOS INC.
    Inventors: Akio ONDA, Hiroyuki NASHIDA, Kiyoshi MINAMI
  • Publication number: 20150361606
    Abstract: The overlock sewing machine includes a first switching part for switching an interlocked state where an upper knife drive part and an upper knife are interlocked and a released state where the upper knife drive part and the upper knife are not interlocked each other; a second switching part for switching the upper knife between the projection position and retreat position and, an operation part for switching a first switching part and an second switching part between a first mode where, when the first switching part provides the interlocked state, the second switching part sets the upper knife at the projection position; a second mode where, when the first switching part provides the released state, the second switching part sets the upper knife at the projection position; and, a third mode where, when the first switching part provides the released state, the second switching part sets the upper knife at the retreat position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Kunihiko SUGAWARA, Daishi KURAMASHI, Nobuaki KINOSHITA, Kiyoshi MINAMI, Kazuhiro MITANI
  • Publication number: 20010029201
    Abstract: A game apparatus, a storage medium, a transmission medium and a computer program, which can variously relate a plurality of characters appearing on a game to a plurality of players operating the characters, respectively. The game apparatus for executing a predetermined game wherein groups each of which is composed of a plurality of characters which are controlled by a player or a computer fight with one another, to decide which group wins the predetermined game in accordance with wins or loses of characters of the groups, comprises: a selecting section (51 to 53) for selecting at least one character to be operated by a player, from the characters; and a relating section (212) for relating the player to at least one character selected by the selecting section; wherein a plurality of characters belonging to one of the groups are able to be operated by a plurality of players, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Minami
  • Patent number: 5634639
    Abstract: A ball game apparatus has a plurality of balls, a spiral rail for automatically delivering the balls, a field portion on which the balls delivered by the spiral rail can roll with a given degree of freedom, winning pocket portions and invalid pockets formed over the field portion for receiving a plurality of the balls in each of them, a CCD camera for counting the number of balls received in the winning pocket portions and a calculator for calculating a score from the number of balls counted by the CCD camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Namco Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tokito, Shuichi Nakatome, Yasufumi Tanabe, Toshitake Inagaki, Tatsuo Kawabuchi, Hiroshi Takeuchi, Kotaro Nakano, Yasuo Mori, Takaharu Aoki, Hideyuki Kaneko, Teruyoshi Takahashi, Shinya Niwa, Kiyoshi Minami, Manabu Matsuo
  • Patent number: 5557527
    Abstract: Each design data of intarsia, jacquard, and structural stitches is separately stored and independently processed. Each design data is stored in an internal data format where one pixel is allocated to each loop and is compensated for the aspect ratio of loops by affine transformation before being displayed on a monitor. Similarly input coordinates from a stylus are inputted in a coordinate system corresponding to the internal data format and then converted into monitor address with coordinate affine transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kotaki, Hidekazu Kitada, Kiyoshi Minami
  • Patent number: 5180494
    Abstract: A method for monitoring and regulating waste water treatment by anaerobic fermentation by measuring enzymatic activity or adenosine triphosphate (ATP) concentration. The method provides for earlier detection of abnormal fermentation conditions and allows adjustment of controllable variables prior to the appearance of abnormal effluents.Also described is an apparatus for controlling waste water treatment by a device which continuously measures the enzyme or ATP concentration in the treated water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: Shimizu Construction Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Yamaguchi, John Hake, Kazuo Okamura, Kiyoshi Minami
  • Patent number: 4666605
    Abstract: A methane fermentation process for processing an evaporator condensate of a waste fluid from a pulp production system is disclosed. The process comprises the pre-treatment step of adding an acid into the evaporator condensate to settle and coagulate inhibitors for methane fermentation, removing the inhibitors, and thereafter neutralizing the waste fluid deprived of the inhibitors; and the fermentation step of allowing the effluent from the pre-treatment step to flow through a methane fermentation bio-reactor where the effluent undergoes fermentation to generate methane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: Shimizu Construction Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Minami, Tsuyoshi Horiyama
  • Patent number: 4436657
    Abstract: A novel glycoprotein substance possessing a high antitumor activity is provided, which is recovered and isolated from the liquid portion coming from cooking of raw scallop with a hot aqueous solvent or vapor of such solvent and which is amphoteric electrolyte in nature with an average molecular weight of about 470,000 and with an isoelectric point of pH 5.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Maruzen Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuma Sasaki, Kazuya Nakamichi, Yakudo Tachibana, Kiyoshi Minami
  • Patent number: 4436656
    Abstract: A novel glycoprotein substance possessing a high antitumor activity is provided, which is recovered and isolated from the liquid portion coming from cooking of raw scallop shellfish with a hot aqueous solvent or vapor of such solvent and which is amphoteric electrolyte in nature with an average molecular weight of about 5000 and with an isoelectric point of pH 5.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Maruzen Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuma Sasaki, Kazuya Nakamichi, Yakudo Tachibana, Kiyoshi Minami
  • Patent number: 4338223
    Abstract: A voltage-nonlinear resistor having a good polarity characteristics is manufactured by sintering a composition containing metal zinc, zinc oxide and at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of nickel oxide, zirconium oxide, yttrium oxide, hafnium oxide and scandium oxide, each component being contained in an amount within a specific range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1982
    Assignees: Marcon Electronics Co., Ltd., Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Yokomizo, Kiyoshi Minami, Noboru Ichinose, Yoshikazu Tanno
  • Patent number: 4265844
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a voltage-nonlinear resistor which has a substantially symmetrical voltage-current characteristic and a large voltage-nonlinearity coefficient and which is thus well resistant to surge voltage. The method comprises: preparing a ZnO-based composition containing metal zinc, at least one metal oxide such as bismuth oxide and at least one spinel type crystalline compound such as spinel type crystalline chromium compound, shaping the ZnO-based composition to form a body, and sintering the body of composition in the air at 1,000.degree. C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: Marcon Electronics Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Yokomizo, Kiyoshi Minami