Patents by Inventor Koichi Takahashi

Koichi Takahashi 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: 9895128
    Abstract: In order to provide a technique for reducing system noise from an output signal value (measurement data), an X-ray CT apparatus includes an X-ray generation unit that irradiates X-rays to an object, an X-ray detector that detects the X-rays transmitted through the object, a correction processing unit that corrects an output signal from the X-ray detector, and a reconstruction calculating unit that reconstructs an image on the basis of an output from the correction processing unit, in which the X-ray detector includes arranged detection elements, and in which the correction processing unit maintains an average value of output signal values of a plurality of predetermined detection elements centering on a focused detection element among the detection elements, and also reduces a variance of the output signal values of the plurality of predetermined detection elements centering on the focused detection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Takahashi, Taiga Goto, Koichi Hirokawa
  • Publication number: 20180037706
    Abstract: The porous polyurethane polishing pad includes a porous matrix having large pores that extend upward from a base surface and open to an upper surface. The large pores are interconnected with small pores. The porous matrix is a blend of two thermoplastic polymers. The first thermoplastic polyurethane has by molecular percent, 45 to 60 adipic acid, 10 to 30 MDI-ethylene glycol and 15 to 35 MDI and an Mn of 40,000 to 60,000 and a Mw of 125,000 to 175,000 and an Mw to Mn ratio of 2.5 to 4 The second thermoplastic polyurethane has by molecular percent, 40 to 50 adipic acid, 20 to 40 adipic acid butane diol, 5 to 20 MDI-ethylene glycol and 5 to 25 MDI and an Mn of 60,000 to 80,000 and a Mw of 125,000 to 175,000 and an Mw to Mn ratio of 1.5 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Shuiyuan Luo, George C. Jacob, Henry Sanford-Crane, Koichi Yoshida, Katsumasa Kawabata, Shusuke Kitawaki, Shogo Takahashi, Yosuke Takei
  • Patent number: 9884535
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an air conditioning system, a high voltage equipment, a cooling fan, and an intake duct. The air conditioning system is to condition air in an interior of the vehicle which has a vehicle height direction. The cooling fan is to send cooling air which has passed through the air conditioning system to the high voltage equipment. The cooling fan has an intake port. The intake duct is connected to the intake port from upward in the vehicle height direction to supply the cooling air to the cooling fan. A lowermost part of the intake port in the vehicle height direction is positioned higher than a lowermost surface of a duct flow path of the intake duct in the vehicle height direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakano, Koichi Takahashi, Sachiko Katsuno
  • Publication number: 20180029650
    Abstract: Provided is a rear end structure of a vehicle body, with which it is possible to reduce vehicle weight and achieve satisfactory vehicle body rigidity. The rear end structure of a vehicle body is equipped with a floor panel having a low floor part, a high floor part provided rearward of the low floor part, and a floor recess formed in the high floor part and describing a protuberant configuration when viewed in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, and a brace connecting the low floor part and the bottom surface of the floor recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi TAKAHASHI, Satoru KAWABE, Ken YASUI, Masaaki YAMANE
  • Publication number: 20180029196
    Abstract: A clamp device is provided with a detection section which detects the pivotal position of a clamp arm. The detection section has: a cam section which is provided on a pivot shaft, includes a predetermined cam surface, and is formed so that the radial distance from the center of the pivot shaft to the cam surface varies circumferentially; and a proximity sensor which detects the position of the cam surface which varies as the pivot shaft pivots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiaki FUKUI, Kazuyoshi TAKAHASHI, Hideki SASAKI, Takeshi SEO, Jiro MANDOKORO, Koichi KATSUMATA
  • Publication number: 20180029197
    Abstract: A clamp device is equipped with a clamp body, a piston rod, a link mechanism, a detection mechanism for detecting a state of rotary motion of a clamp arm, and a determination unit for determining whether a state of clamping exists. The detection mechanism includes a first proximity sensor, and a knuckle joint having a first sloped surface. The determination unit, on the basis of a comparison of an output signal from the first proximity sensor to a clamp threshold value, determines whether a state of clamping exists, and on the basis of a comparison to a clamping force generation threshold value, determines whether a state of generation of clamping force exists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiaki FUKUI, Kazuyoshi TAKAHASHI, Hideki SASAKI, Takeshi SEO, Jiro MANDOKORO, Koichi KATSUMATA
  • Patent number: 9880225
    Abstract: This battery state determination device (10) is provided with: a voltage detection unit (13) that detects the voltage (V) of a rechargeable battery (M) to be evaluated; a current detection unit (12) that detects the current of the rechargeable battery (M); a charge state detection unit (11) that detects the state of charge (SOC) of the rechargeable battery (M); and a determination unit (11) configured so as to calculate the absolute value of the voltage gradient (G), which indicates the change in voltage with respect to the discharge amount (Ah), when the state of charge (SOC) of the rechargeable battery (M) is less than 40%, compare the absolute value of the voltage gradient (G) to a pre-set upper limit value (Gmax), and, when the absolute value of the voltage gradient (G) is greater than the upper limit value (Gmax), determine that a small short circuit has occurred in the rechargeable battery (M).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Koba, Sachio Takeda, Koichi Ichikawa, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Masahiko Mitsui
  • Patent number: 9804373
    Abstract: The first optical element 10 and the second optical element 20 are spaced away from each other in an effective area through which a light beam passes, and satisfy the following condition (1): 0<DMAX/f?0.3??(1) where DMAX is the maximum value of a distance as measured in the effective area through which the light beam passes on a section including a center chief ray of the light beam in a direction parallel with the center chief ray between the second surface 12 of the first optical element 10 and the first surface 21 of the second optical element 20, and f is the focal length of the decentered optical system 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9736102
    Abstract: A system, device, computer program product, and/or method generates display data that allows a user to ascertain a relationship between related electronic information from among sent and received electronic information. A three-dimensional time series data processing system selects one electronic information, extracts electronic information relating to the selected electronic information from the electronic information database, calculates relevance between the sender of the selected electronic information and the sender of the extracted electronic information, and generates three-dimensional time series data for three-dimensionally rendering a relationship between the selected electronic information and the extracted electronic information as positional information of the respective extracted electronic information in a virtual three-dimensional space, where the sender, the send time and the relevance are axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kumi Adachi, Eisuke Kanzaki, Koichi Takahashi, Takashi Takahashi, Hideo Takeda
  • Publication number: 20170205585
    Abstract: An optical system for optical communications includes: a signal light exit portion, a first coupler optical system that collects the signal light, a first collimator optical system that collimates the signal light into a parallel light, an optical signal-operating portion that reflects the parallel light, a second collimator optical system that collects the parallel light reflected, a second coupler optical system that collects signal light, and a signal light-receiving portion that receives the signal light incident, wherein: the first collimator optical system is defined by a decentered optical system that includes a reflective surface that tilts with respect to an optical axis of incident signal light and is capable of reflection, and the second collimator optical system is defined by a second decentered optical system that includes a reflective surface that tilts with respect to an optical axis of incident signal light and is capable of internal reflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20170153455
    Abstract: The decentered optical system 1 includes: a first optical element 10 having at least three mutually decentered optical surfaces, and filled inside with a medium having a refractive index of greater than 1, at least one of the three optical surfaces being configured into a rotationally asymmetric shape, a second optical element 20 having at least two mutually decentered optical surfaces, and filled inside with a medium having a refractive index of greater than 1, and a third optical element 30 having at least two mutually decentered optical surfaces, and filled inside with a medium having a refractive index of greater than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20170111307
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of posting content to a social medium comprises receiving content posted by a user along with an associated posting time which indicates when the user selected an option to post the content to the social medium; determining that publication of the content posted by the user is dependent on a trigger; and in response to determining that publication of the content is dependent on the trigger, storing the content with the associated posting time and suspending publication of the content until the trigger is satisfied such that the posting time published with the content indicates a time prior to transmission of the content from an electronic device to a server for publishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Yuka Nomura, Koichi Takahashi, Takashi Takahashi, Daisuke Tomoda, Hiroki Yoshinaga
  • Publication number: 20170106735
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an upper member, a lower member, and a high voltage equipment. The upper member is provided at a rear of a seat in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The upper member extends in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle. The lower member extends in the vehicle width direction. The lower member is provided at the rear of the seat in the front-rear direction below the upper member in a vehicle height direction of the vehicle. The high voltage equipment is provided at the rear of the seat in the front-rear direction and connected to an upper connecting point of the upper member and a lower connecting point of the lower member. A virtual line connecting the upper connecting point and the lower connecting point passes through a center of gravity of the high voltage equipment viewed in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu MITANI, Koichi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20170106718
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an air conditioning system, a high voltage equipment, a cooling fan, and an intake duct. The air conditioning system is to condition air in an interior of the vehicle which has a vehicle height direction. The cooling fan is to send cooling air which has passed through the air conditioning system to the high voltage equipment. The cooling fan has an intake port. The intake duct is connected to the intake port from upward in the vehicle height direction to supply the cooling air to the cooling fan. A lowermost part of the intake port in the vehicle height direction is positioned higher than a lowermost surface of a duct flow path of the intake duct in the vehicle height direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya NAKANO, Koichi TAKAHASHI, Sachiko KATSUNO
  • Publication number: 20170106717
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a high voltage equipment-accommodation portion, a cooling mechanism, and a discharge passage. The high voltage equipment-accommodation portion is provided behind a seat and includes a high voltage equipment. The cooling mechanism cools the high voltage equipment with cooling air introduced from an outside of the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion and diffuses in the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion the cooling air which has cooled the high voltage equipment. The discharge passage connects a lower end part of the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion and a vicinity of a floor surface in the vehicle interior. The cooling mechanism is configured to discharge the cooling air in the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion downwardly to the vehicle interior via the discharge passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu MITANI, Koichi TAKAHASHI, Kazuya NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20170106910
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine, a seat, an upper member, a lower member, and a high voltage equipment. The engine is provided at a rear in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The seat is provided in front of the engine in the front-rear direction. The upper member is provided between the seat and the engine in the front-rear direction and extends in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle perpendicular to the front-rear direction. The lower member extends in the vehicle width direction and is provided between the seat and the engine below the upper member in a vehicle height direction of the vehicle perpendicular to the front-rear direction and the vehicle width direction. The high voltage equipment is provided between the seat and the engine and in a space surrounded by the upper member and the lower member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu MITANI, Koichi TAKAHASHI, Kazuya NAKANO, Sachiko KATSUNO
  • Publication number: 20170107600
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a compressor impeller that cast from an aluminum alloy, has superior production characteristics, and exhibits stable high-temperature strength when used at temperatures around 200° C.; and a method for producing same. The compressor impeller that is cast from an Al alloy is provided with a boss section, a plurality of vane sections and a disc section; the boss section, the plurality of vane sections and the disc section excluding the end section comprise an Al alloy comprising a predetermined metal composition; and at the end section of the disc section, there are at least 10,000/mm2 of intermetallic compounds having a circle-equivalent diameter of 1-6 ?m, and there are no greater than 500/mm2 of intermetallic compounds having a circle-equivalent diameter exceeding 6 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicants: UACJ Corporation, UACJ Foundry & Forging Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi KUBO, Koichi TAKAHASHI, Toshio USHIYAMA, Nobuhito ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170106734
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a right pillar, a left pillar, a high voltage equipment-accommodation portion, a high voltage equipment, and a high voltage equipment-protection cover. The right pillar is provided at a right end part. The left pillar is provided at a left end part. The high voltage equipment-accommodation portion is provided between the pillars. The high voltage equipment is provided in the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion and has a front face. The high voltage equipment-protection cover covers the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion to cover the front face. The high voltage equipment-protection cover includes a right extension portion and a left extension portion. Each of the extension portions has a groove portion or a bent portion. Each of the extension portions is bent toward front at the groove portion or the bent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu MITANI, Koichi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20170110774
    Abstract: A lower battery module includes lower batteries and lower cooling air passages. An upper battery module is provided at an downstream of the lower battery module in a flow direction of the cooling air. The upper battery module includes upper batteries and upper cooling air passages. An intermediate duct is provided between the upper battery module and the lower battery module to prevent leakage of the cooling air. The intermediate duct includes a cutwater portion. The cutwater portion is provided along an inner circumference of the intermediate duct to cut a continuous flow of water from an inside of the upper battery module to an inside of the lower battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya NAKANO, Manabu MITANI, Sachiko KATSUNO, Koichi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20160334784
    Abstract: In a plant monitor and control system which includes a large display which displays plant monitor and control information items, and a navigation display terminal by which a touch input operation can be performed, an overall display screen of the large display is displayed on the navigation display terminal, and the display screen of the large display is expanded and displayed on the navigation display terminal in a state where the display screen of the large display, which is displayed on the navigation display terminal, is a base point, and minute information items of devices, which are displayed in a display screen of the navigation display terminal, are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TAKAHASHI, Kanako HOMIZU