Patents by Inventor Koji Abe

Koji Abe 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: 20210370641
    Abstract: A construction member of one embodiment of the present disclosure includes a decorative film and a pre-mask: that is laminated to the decorative film and removed alter application of the decorative film is described. The decorative film includes: a transparent resin film having, an embossed first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; a printed layer disposed on the second surface of the transparent resin: film; and a colored adhesive layer disposed on or above the printed layer. The pre-mask includes: a support film having a first surface and a second, surface opposite: the first surface; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer that has an uneven surface and: is disposed on the first, surface of the support film. The first surface of the transparent resin film of the decorative film and the uneven surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer of the pre-mask face each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Abe, Koji Saito
  • Patent number: 11189841
    Abstract: This method for producing an electrode catalyst includes: a dispersion liquid preparation step wherein a dispersion liquid is prepared by mixing (i) at least one solvent selected from the group consisting of sulfoxide compounds and amide compounds, (ii) a catalyst carrier powder composed of a metal oxide, (iii) a platinum compound, (iv) a transition metal compound and (v) an aromatic compound that contains a carboxyl group; a loading step wherein the dispersion liquid is heated so that a platinum alloy of platinum and a transition metal is loaded on the surface of the catalyst carrier powder; a solid-liquid separation step wherein a dispersoid is separated from the dispersion liquid after the loading step, thereby obtaining a catalyst powder wherein the catalyst carrier powder is loaded with the platinum alloy; and a heat treatment step wherein the catalyst powder is heated under vacuum or in a reducing gas atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Senoo, Koichi Miyake, Koji Taniguchi, Hiromu Watanabe, Naohiko Abe
  • Patent number: 11185594
    Abstract: As an antitumor drug which is excellent in terms of antitumor effect and safety and has an excellent therapeutic effect, there is provided an antibody-drug conjugate in which an antitumor compound represented by the following formula is conjugated to an anti-HER2 antibody via a linker having a structure represented by the formula: L1-L2-LP-NH—(CH2)n1-La-Lb-Lc or -L1-L2-LP- wherein the anti-HER2 antibody is connected to the terminal L1, and the antitumor compound is connected to the terminal Lc or LP with the nitrogen atom of the amino group at position 1 as the connecting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Naito, Takeshi Masuda, Takashi Nakada, Masao Yoshida, Shinji Ashida, Hideki Miyazaki, Yuji Kasuya, Koji Morita, Yusuke Ogitani, Yuki Abe
  • Patent number: 11185308
    Abstract: In an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment, processing circuitry obtains volume video data of a patient acquired by a transesophageal echocardiography probe. The processing circuitry sets, with the volume video data, a three-dimensional coordinate system that matches a display orientation of image data of the patient acquired by a body-surface ultrasound probe, on the basis of a positional relationship between the transesophageal echocardiography probe and the patient. The processing circuitry causes a display screen to display image data generated from the volume video data by using the set three-dimensional coordinate system. The processing circuitry receives, from an operator, a designation related to calculating movement information in a region of interest of the patient, the designation being received in an image displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Abe, Shogo Fukuda, Koji Ando
  • Publication number: 20210364980
    Abstract: A drum cartridge includes: a drum frame to which a developing cartridge including a storage medium having an electrical contact surface is detachably attachable; a photosensitive drum; a transfer roller; and a conveying roller. The drum is rotatable about a first axis extending in a first direction and positioned at one end portion of the frame in a second direction. The transfer roller is rotatable about a second axis extending in the first direction and in contact with the drum. The conveying roller is rotatable about a third axis extending in the first direction and separated from the transfer roller in the second direction. A first opening of the frame is positioned between the transfer roller and the conveying roller in the second direction. The electrical contact surface is exposed to an outside through the first opening in a case where the developing cartridge is attached to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi SHIMIZU, Koji ABE
  • Publication number: 20210364981
    Abstract: A drum cartridge includes: a drum frame to which a developing cartridge including a storage medium having an electrical contact surface is detachably attachable; a photosensitive drum; a transfer roller; and a conveying roller. The drum is rotatable about a first axis extending in a first direction and positioned at one end portion of the frame in a second direction. The transfer roller is rotatable about a second axis extending in the first direction and in contact with the drum. The conveying roller is rotatable about a third axis extending in the first direction and separated from the transfer roller in the second direction. A first opening of the frame is positioned between the transfer roller and the conveying roller in the second direction. The electrical contact surface is exposed to an outside through the first opening in a case where the developing cartridge is attached to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi SHIMIZU, Koji ABE
  • Publication number: 20210358005
    Abstract: A video coding apparatus including a dividing part that outputs the coding target picture divided for each coding unit (basic CU); a prediction processor that generates a prediction image by performing one of intra prediction and inter-screen prediction; a difference calculator that generates a difference image by calculating a difference between the generated prediction image and an image corresponding to the prediction image in the coding target picture; a residual coder that generates a residual coefficient by performing transform processing and quantization processing on the generated difference image; an integration unit that integrates a plurality of basic CUs included in an N×N-pixel region into one new CU, and a code string generator that generates a code string corresponding to the post-integration new CU by performing variable-length coding and arithmetic coding on coding information and the residual coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Kazuhito KIMURA, Hideyuki OHGOSE, Hiroshi ARAKAWA, Koji ARIMURA, Kazuma SAKAKIBARA
  • Publication number: 20210349312
    Abstract: An information display apparatus and an information display method configured to display video information of a virtual image on a windshield of conveyance is provided. The information display apparatus includes: a display configured to display the video information; and a virtual image optical system configured to display a virtual image at a front of the conveyance by reflecting light emitted from the display by means of the windshield. The virtual image optical system includes a concave mirror and an optical element. A reflective film is formed on a reflecting surface of the concave mirror. A protective film for preventing moisture absorption is formed on a facing surface. By forming end surfaces of the two surfaces as a curved surface or an inclined surface and forming them on the end surfaces to block moisture, moisture absorption of plastic is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Koji HIRATA, Masahiko YATSU, Shuji KATO, Toshinori SUGIYAMA, Michiaki ABE, Eiji KAWAWA, Hiroyuki KAJIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210349087
    Abstract: The present technology generally relates to stopped-flow microfluidic devices. Select embodiments of the present technology include microfluidic devices having a first porous element configured to receive a first fluid and a second porous element configured to receive a second fluid. The second porous element can have one or more legs overlapping with the first porous element. The device can be configured such that (a) delivery of the first fluid to the first porous element causes the first fluid to flow along the length of the first porous element without substantially wetting the one or more legs, and (b) delivery of the second fluid to the second porous element causes the second fluid to flow into the overlapping regions of the first porous element, thereby substantially stopping flow of the first fluid along at least a portion of the first porous element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: University of Washington
    Inventors: Joshua BUSER, Joshua BISHOP, Dylan GUELIG, Arielle HOWELL, Sujatha KUMAR, Paul YAGER, Koji ABE, Erin HEINIGER, Samantha BYRNES, Caitlin ANDERSON, Peter C. KAUFFMAN, Maxwell WHEELER
  • Publication number: 20210344898
    Abstract: A video decoding device, in the case where a video of the progressive format is inputted, processes a frame as a picture, in the case where a video of the interlace format is inputted, processes a field as a picture. A video decoding device performs display control corresponding to a format of the both video by analyzing display control information in display control information analyzer. The display control information includes sequence unit display control information which is commonly used in a display process of all pictures that belong to a sequence to be decoded and picture unit display control information which is individually used in a display process of a picture to be decoded. A second code string analyzer acquires each of the sequence unit display control information and the picture unit display control information from an extended information area in units of pictures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Kazuhito KIMURA, Hideyuki OHGOSE, Hiroshi ARAKAWA, Koji ARIMURA
  • Patent number: 11160748
    Abstract: A non-rinse-off hair protective cosmetic including a polyoxyalkylene-modified organopolysiloxane compound which has: a terminal to which a siloxane chain having a polyoxyalkylene group shown by a formula (1) is bonded; 50 or more structural units shown by a formula (2) per molecule; a viscosity of 50,000 mPa·s or more at 25° C.; and an HLB of 1 to 7, where each R1 represents an alkyl group or a phenyl group; A represents a monovalent group having a polyoxyalkylene group shown by a formula (3) or (4). Thus, a non-rinse-off hair protective cosmetic excellent in hair protection performance, resistant to water, but easily removable with a shampoo or the like after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Sakuta, Takuya Abe
  • Publication number: 20210327056
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to use of a rapid-test-validation computing device to determine if a result of a rapid test device is valid and identify the result. The rapid-test-validation computing device captures images of the rapid test device and employs a first artificial intelligence mechanism to determine if the rapid test device is properly aligned in the images. The rapid-test-validation computing device then employs a second artificial intelligence mechanism to determine if a result of the rapid test device is valid or invalid. If the result is valid, the rapid-test-validation computing device employs a third artificial intelligence mechanism to determine and present an objective output of the rapid test device result to a user; otherwise, the rapid-test-validation computing device presents a notification to the user that the rapid test device result is invalid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: James William NEEDHAM, Koji ABE
  • Publication number: 20210320334
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonaqueous electrolytic solution capable of improving electrochemical characteristics in the case of using an energy storage device at a high temperature and at a high voltage and further capable of inhibiting the gas generation while maintaining a capacity retention rate after storage at a high temperature and at a high voltage and also provides an energy storage device using the same. Disclosed is a nonaqueous electrolytic solution having an electrolyte salt dissolved in a nonaqueous solvent, the nonaqueous electrolytic solution containing a carboxylic acid ester compound represented by the following general formula (I). In the formula, each of R1 and R2 independently represents a hydrogen atom, a —C(?O)—OR4 group, or the like, and R1 and R2 may be bonded to each other to form a ring structure. R3 represents a hydrogen atom or the like, and n represents an integer of 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: MU IONIC SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei SHIMAMOTO, Koji ABE, Shoji SHIKITA, Kazuhiro MIYOSHI
  • Patent number: 11139761
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller that controls a motor, a first transmission channel connected to a first power-supply terminal of an alternating-current source that supplies an alternating-current voltage, a second transmission channel connected to a second power-supply terminal of the alternating-current source, and a third transmission channel connected to each of the first transmission channel and the second transmission channel. The controller switches the rotational speed of the motor based on the voltage value of a signal input to the controller in accordance with a first connection status of the first transmission channel and the third transmission channel and a second connection status of the second transmission channel and the third transmission channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC SERVO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Abe, Koji Harada, Huafei Cai, Masashi Nagumo, Takayuki Suematsu
  • Publication number: 20210286313
    Abstract: A drum cartridge including a photosensitive drum, a drum frame configured to retain the photosensitive drum and to accept a developing cartridge including a toner memory, which stores information concerning the developing cartridge, a first connector electrically connectable with the toner memory in the developing cartridge under a condition where the developing cartridge is attached to the drum frame, a relay board electrically connectable with the first connector, a second connector electrically connectable with a connector in an image forming apparatus and with the toner memory through the relay board, and a thermistor electrically connectable with the relay board, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji ABE, Keita Inoue
  • Patent number: 11119372
    Abstract: A third metal wire, a common power supply line, a sensor power supply line, a selector switch 58, and a shield portion are provided. The third metal wire is provided on a first sensor electrode formed in a display region of an array substrate. The common power supply line and the sensor power supply line are provided in a peripheral region of the array substrate. The selector switch 58 is configured to supply either DC common voltage or AC sensor voltage to the first sensor electrode. The shield portion has a mesh shape. The shield portion is provided above the sensor power supply line. The shield portion is formed using the same material as the third metal wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Abe, Naoki Miyanaga
  • Patent number: 11112747
    Abstract: A drum cartridge includes: a drum frame to which a developing cartridge including a storage medium having an electrical contact surface is detachably attachable; a photosensitive drum; a transfer roller; and a conveying roller. The drum is rotatable about a first axis extending in a first direction and positioned at one end portion of the frame in a second direction. The transfer roller is rotatable about a second axis extending in the first direction and in contact with the drum. The conveying roller is rotatable about a third axis extending in the first direction and separated from the transfer roller in the second direction. A first opening of the frame is positioned between the transfer roller and the conveying roller in the second direction. The electrical contact surface is exposed to an outside through the first opening in a case where the developing cartridge is attached to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Shimizu, Koji Abe
  • Patent number: 11102472
    Abstract: A video decoding device, in the case where a video of the progressive format is inputted, processes a frame as a picture, in the case where a video of the interlace format is inputted, processes a field as a picture. A video decoding device performs display control corresponding to a format of the both video by analyzing display control information in display control information analyzer. The display control information includes sequence unit display control information which is commonly used in a display process of all pictures that belong to a sequence to be decoded and picture unit display control information which is individually used in a display process of a picture to be decoded. A second code string analyzer acquires each of the sequence unit display control information and the picture unit display control information from an extended information area in units of pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Kazuhito Kimura, Hideyuki Ohgose, Hiroshi Arakawa, Koji Arimura
  • Patent number: 11079716
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a housing; a cover; a developing cartridge; and a drum cartridge including a drum frame, a photosensitive drum, a pressing member configured to press the developing roller to the photosensitive drum in a state where the developing cartridge is mounted to the drum frame, and a lock lever, the drum cartridge being mountable to an inside of the housing in a state where the developing cartridge is mounted to the drum cartridge, wherein in a state where the cover moves from the closed position to the opened position, the lock lever moves from a locked position at which the developing cartridge is prevented from being demounted from the drum frame to a non-locked position at which the developing cartridge is allowed to be demountable from the drum frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koji Abe
  • Patent number: 11073785
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes: a casing configured to accommodate therein toner; a developing roller; a supply roller configured to supply the toner to the developing roller; a layer thickness regulation blade in contact with a circumferential surface of the developing roller; a developing electrode electrically connected to the developing roller; and a supply electrode electrically connected to the supply roller and the layer thickness regulation blade. The supply electrode includes: an electrode member electrically connected to a rotation shaft of the supply roller and movable in a direction perpendicular to the rotation shaft; and a connection member in contact with and electrically connecting the electrode member and the layer thickness regulation blade. The electrode member is movable relative to the connection member in the direction perpendicular to the rotation shaft in a state where the electrode member is in contact with the connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukaya, Tomoya Ichikawa, Koji Abe, Naoya Kamimura