Patents by Inventor Koichi Tanaka

Koichi 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: 10742876
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging element including a sensor unit provided with a light reception surface on which a plurality of pixel rows including a plurality of pixels arranged in a row direction are arranged in a column direction orthogonal to the row direction, a storage unit that stores imaging signals read out from all of the pixels included in the plurality of pixel rows, a first output terminal that outputs the imaging signal stored in the storage unit, and a second output terminal that outputs the imaging signal stored in the storage unit; an imaging control unit as defined herein; an output control unit that performs a first output control and a second output control as defined herein; a first image processing unit as defined herein; and a second image processing unit as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Koichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10729926
    Abstract: The method for detoxifying asbestos disclosed here includes: preparing an asbestos-containing substance that contains at least one type of asbestos; preparing an asbestos treatment agent that contains a mineral acid, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone and a fluoride; and bringing the asbestos-containing substance into contact with the asbestos treatment agent so as to detoxify asbestos in the asbestos-containing substance. Due to this configuration, asbestos in the asbestos-containing substance can be favorably detoxified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: KOKIGUMI CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOTTORI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Myoga, Koichi Takahashi, Kazuhiro Iizuka, Yuhei Matsubara, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Hisaki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10722742
    Abstract: The method for detoxifying asbestos disclosed here includes: preparing an asbestos-containing substance that contains at least one type of asbestos; preparing an asbestos treatment agent that contains a mineral acid and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone; and bringing the asbestos-containing substance into contact with the asbestos treatment agent so as to detoxify asbestos in the asbestos-containing substance. Due to this configuration, asbestos in the asbestos-containing substance can be favorably detoxified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: KOKIGUMI CO., LTD, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOTTORI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Myoga, Koichi Takahashi, Kazuhiro Iizuka, Yuhei Matsubara, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Hisaki Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20200234157
    Abstract: Disclosed is a service providing system capable of providing an information processing function effective for a variety of system constructions as a service. The service providing system of the present embodiment realizes an information retrieval function, a knowledge base construction function, and a knowledge presentation function. The information retrieval function retrieves information on an analysis target and information indicating a condition of the analysis target; the knowledge base construction function constructs a knowledge database for acquiring knowledge corresponding to the condition of the analysis target based on the information retrieved by the information retrieval function. The knowledge presentation function presents knowledge corresponding to the condition of the analysis target from the knowledge database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi KAGAWA, Yoshikata Tobita, Toshio Okamoto, Masaru Suzuki, Nahoko Oshita, Saori Nitta, Kazuyoshi Nishi, Shinichirou Amanashi, Toshiyuki Kano, Takashi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200225504
    Abstract: A lens interchangeable digital camera includes an image sensor in which a subject image is formed on an imaging surface through an imaging optical system including a zoom lens and a sensor movement type shake correction mechanism that performs a sensor movement operation of moving the image sensor in a direction to cancel a shake. A zoom operation determination unit determines whether or not a zoom operation in which the zoom lens moves is being performed. In a case where the zoom operation determination unit determines that the zoom operation is being performed, an operation deciding unit prohibits a shift operation which is at least a part of a sensor movement operation which is allowed while the zoom operation is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro UCHIDA, Koichi TANAKA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Hideo KOBAYASHI, Seiichi IZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200228725
    Abstract: An imaging device acquires a focal length of an imaging lens; and in performing of zoom tracking control to change a state of the focus lens of the imaging lens according to the acquired focal length, in a case where a change of the acquired focal length is detected, varies a criterion in the zoom tracking control depending on whether autofocus is being executed or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro UCHIDA, Koichi TANAKA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Shinichiro FUJIKI, Seiichi IZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200228695
    Abstract: The lens interchangeable digital camera includes a sensor movement type shake correction mechanism that performs a sensor movement operation of moving an image sensor in a direction to cancel a shake. A characteristic data acquisition unit acquires optical characteristic data corresponding to optical characteristics of an imaging optical system of a lens unit mounted on a body mount. A determination unit determines whether or not adaptive optical characteristic data that can be handled by an image correction unit that performs image correction based on the optical characteristic data can be acquired. An operation deciding unit prohibits a shift operation which is at least a part of a sensor movement operation in an uncorrectable state where the image correction based on the adaptive optical characteristic data is not possible since the adaptive optical characteristic data cannot be acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Akihiro UCHIDA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Seiichi IZAWA, Hideo KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10711891
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle speed-change system including the following: a transmission positioned to the rear of a crank shaft of an engine; a transmission case that retains the transmission; a shift mechanism that has a shift cam which performs a speed-change operation of the transmission; and a shift actuator that operates the shift cam. The transmission includes a counter shaft positioned to the rear of the crank shaft, and a drive shaft to which rotation of the counter shaft is transmitted. The shift cam is positioned further to the rear than the counter shaft, and the shift actuator is arranged in a rear portion of the transmission case and to the rear of the shift cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Hasegawa, Koichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200185867
    Abstract: A connector to be connected to another connector includes a fixed contact, a movable contact, a housing having an opening into which the other connector is insertable, a switch that is movable in a direction in which the other connector is inserted, a cam that is rotatably supported and includes a first cam and a second cam, and a card that moves the movable contact. The connector is configured such that when the other connector is inserted into the connector, the switch is pushed and moved by the other connector, the first cam is pushed by the switch and the cam rotates, the second cam pushes the card when the cam rotates, and the card moves the movable contact to contact the fixed contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsugaku Tanaka, Koichi Kiryu, Koki Sato, Kyohei Seki
  • Publication number: 20200185721
    Abstract: Provided is a method to manufacture a composite carbon material capable of obtaining a non-aqueous secondary battery, which has high capacity, initial efficiency, and low charging resistance and is excellent in productivity. As a result thereof, a high-performance non-aqueous secondary battery is stably provided with efficiency. A composite carbon material for a non-aqueous secondary battery is provided, which contains at least a bulk mesophase artificial graphite particle (A) and graphite particle (B) having an aspect ratio of 5 or greater, and which is capable of absorbing and releasing lithium ions. A graphite crystal layered structure of the graphite particle (B) is arranged in the same direction as a direction of an outer peripheral surface of the bulk mesophase artificial graphite particle (A) at a part of a surface of the bulk mesophase artificial graphite particle (A), and an average circularity of the composite carbon material is 0.9 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke YAMADA, Nobuyuki ISHIWATARI, Satoshi AKASAKA, Iwao SOGA, Hideaki TANAKA, Tooru FUSE, Shingo MOROKUMA, Koichi NISHIO
  • Publication number: 20200177774
    Abstract: To achieve miniaturization while ensuring high functionality. Included are a lens unit that includes at least one lens; an imaging element that performs photoelectric conversion of an optical image of a subject captured by the lens; a battery attachment part to which a battery is attached; a display panel on which an image or video is displayed; a main substrate that controls at least the lens unit; and an antenna substrate having a communication function, in which the lens unit, the battery attachment part, the imaging element, and the display panel are arranged side by side or separately from each other in an optical axis direction of the lens, and in a case where a direction orthogonal to the optical axis direction is defined as an arrangement direction, the main substrate, the lens, and the antenna substrate are arranged side by side or separately from each other in the arrangement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: HIKARU TANOUE, DAISHI TANAKA, MASASHI JIMBO, KOICHI ENDO, YUKI HARA, HIROKI YOSHIDA, MOKUYOH NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200164766
    Abstract: A power supply system P is provided with a fuel cell 1 and a battery unit 2 connected to the fuel cell 1. The battery unit 2 is provided with a first battery 21 connected to the fuel cell 1 so as to supply power to an auxiliary machine 12 of the fuel cell 1 and to be able to be charged with generated power of the fuel cell 1, a second battery 22 connected to the auxiliary machine 12 of the fuel cell 1 through a path p4 different from that of the first battery 21 so as to be able to supply power, and switchers R1, R2 configured to switch the power supply source to the auxiliary machine 12 of the fuel cell 1 between the first battery 21 and the second battery 22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200168929
    Abstract: A power supply system comprising: power storage device (1); a fuel cell (2) connecting to the power storage device (1); an auxiliary machine (4) of the fuel cell, the auxiliary machine (4) operating in a range corresponding to a voltage across the fuel cell (2); a voltage converter (3) inserted along a first line between the fuel cell (2) and the power storage device (1). The power supply system further comprising an auxiliary machine power supplying device (5) inserted between the voltage converter (3) and the power storage device (1), the power supply device for the auxiliary machine (5) being configured to supply power from at least one of the fuel cell (2) and the power storage device (1) to the auxiliary machine (4); and a switch (6) inserted along a second line different from the first line between the fuel cell (2) and the auxiliary machine (4), the switch (6) being configured to supply power to the auxiliary machine (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200169103
    Abstract: A power control system that includes a power generation device that generates low-voltage power, a high-voltage battery that is charged with power generated by the power generation device, an external load that receives power from the high-voltage battery and a power converter that is connected between the power generation device and the high-voltage battery. The power converter includes an insulating power converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10654247
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electromagnetic wave suppression sheet provided with: an absorption layer which has surface resistivity of at least 100?/? and which contains an electrical conductive material and an insulating material in the state where the electrical conductive material and the insulating material are in direct contact with each other, the insulating material having a dielectric loss tangent of 0.01 or larger at a frequency of 60 Hz at 20° C.; and a contact layer which is formed on a surface, of the absorption layer, opposite to a surface to be irradiated with electromagnetic waves and of which a surface in contact with the absorption layer has surface resistivity of at least 20?/?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DUPONT TEIJIN ADVANCED PAPERS (JAPAN), LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Naruse, Tatsushi Fujimori, Koichi Ukigaya, Chihiro Kondo, Yasunori Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200139716
    Abstract: Convenience of an ink bottle and a bottle set is improved. An ink bottle includes: a container portion that contains ink; a guiding portion that is formed in one end portion of the container portion, and includes an outflow port from which the ink in the container portion flow out; and a cover that covers at least an end portion of the container portion on the opposite side of the guiding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taku ISHIZAWA, Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Ryoichi TANAKA, Manabu AKAHANE, Koichi TOBA, Takumi NAGASHIMA, Yoshiaki SHIMIZU, Tadashi WATANABE, Noriyuki FUKASAWA
  • Patent number: 10641492
    Abstract: A combustor including a transition piece that defines a flow channel therein; a combustor basket inserted in the transition piece from an upstream side of the flow channel that sends a combustion gas through the flow channel and defines a gap through which a compressed air is sent with an inner peripheral surface of the transition piece; wherein the combustor basket includes a notch portion recessed from an end of the combustor basket on a downstream side toward the upstream side, and a purge air introduction hole through which the compressed air in the gap is introduced into the notch portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Tsunoda, Satoshi Takiguchi, Shinji Akamatsu, Koichi Nishida, Katsunori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10634404
    Abstract: An indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus includes: a casing; a drain pan, which is provided inside the casing, and is configured to receive condensate water generated in the load-side heat exchanger; and a refrigerant detection unit provided below the drain pan inside the casing. The refrigerant detection unit includes: a sensor configured to detect leakage of the refrigerant; and a sensor cover configured to cover the sensor from a front surface side of the sensor. The sensor cover includes: a roof portion arranged above the sensor; and a side surface portion arranged on the front surface side or a side surface side of the sensor below the roof portion. The roof portion has an eaves portion projecting outward with respect to the side surface portion, and the side surface portion has at least one first opening port configured to introduce air to an inside of the sensor cover therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Obara, Masahiko Takagi, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Kenyu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200127006
    Abstract: A multi-tier three-dimensional memory array includes multiple alternating stacks of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers that are vertically stacked. Memory stack structures including memory films and semiconductor channels extend through the alternating stacks. The alternating stacks are formed as alternating stacks of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers, and are subsequently modified by replacing the sacrificial material layers with electrically conductive layers. Structural support during replacement of the sacrificial material layers with the electrically conductive layers is provided by the memory stack structures and dielectric support pillar structures. The dielectric support pillar structures may be formed only for a first-tier structure including a first-tier alternating stack of first insulating layers and first spacer material layers, or may vertically extend over multiple tiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitaka OTSU, Kei NOZAWA, Yashushi DODA, Naoto HOJO, Yoshinobu TANAKA, Koichi ITO, Zhiwei CHEN, Yusuke IKAWA, Takeshi KAWAMURA, Ryoichi EHARA
  • Publication number: 20200127005
    Abstract: A multi-tier three-dimensional memory array includes multiple alternating stacks of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers that are vertically stacked. Memory stack structures including memory films and semiconductor channels extend through the alternating stacks. The alternating stacks are formed as alternating stacks of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers, and are subsequently modified by replacing the sacrificial material layers with electrically conductive layers. Structural support during replacement of the sacrificial material layers with the electrically conductive layers is provided by the memory stack structures and dielectric support pillar structures. The dielectric support pillar structures may be formed only for a first-tier structure including a first-tier alternating stack of first insulating layers and first spacer material layers, or may vertically extend over multiple tiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitaka OTSU, Kei NOZAWA, Yashushi DODA, Naoto HOJO, Yoshinobu TANAKA, Koichi ITO