Patents by Inventor Koji Harada

Koji Harada 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: 10310684
    Abstract: A touch sensor that may detect an object away from the sensor is provided. The touch sensor includes one or more drive electrodes; one or more detection electrodes forming capacitance in cooperation with the respective drive electrodes; a detection circuit applying drive signals to the respective drive electrodes to detect the object based on detection signals obtained from the respective detection electrodes in response to the respective drive signals; and a controller controlling to change a range of electric flux lines generated between the drive electrodes and the detection electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Kouji Noguchi, Tsutomu Harada, Takeya Takeuchi, Yoshitoshi Kida, Takayuki Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20190162960
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display panel, a backlight device including a plurality of light sources, to irradiate light to the display panel, and an optical element provided on an emission side of the display panel and inclined with respect to a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu HARADA, Shigenori AOKI, Koji YOSHIDA, Masayuki MIFUNE, Kazunori YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190154608
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor that can appropriately sense the amount of abrasion powder (conductive substance) in a mechanical device of any size, and thereby to provide a sensor that can be generally used for preventive maintenance of any mechanical parts. The sensor includes a first electrode and a second electrode. A voltage is applied between the first electrode and the second electrode to accumulate conductive substance between the first and second electrodes in order to sense a decrease in electric resistance between the first and second electrodes. The distance between the first electrode and the second electrode is adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Koji NAKAMURA, Kazuhiko SAKURAI, Masaki HARADA, Toshihide FUJII
  • Patent number: 10297861
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an anion conducting material having excellent anion conductivity and durability, which can be suitably used as a separator, an electrolyte, or an electrode protecting agent of an alkaline cell, for example. The present invention also aims to provide a cell including a cell component containing the anion conducting material. The present invention provides an anion conducting material containing a polymer and a compound containing at least one element selected from Groups 1 to 17 of the periodic table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Yonehara, Hironobu Ono, Satoshi Ogawa, Yasuyuki Takazawa, Hiroko Harada
  • Publication number: 20190143390
    Abstract: The end portion of a first member includes a plate part and a groove. The end portion of a second member includes an edge and two side surfaces. The groove extends around the edge of the second member and the two side surfaces. The groove includes a side surface including an engaging portion. One of the side surfaces of the end portion of the second member includes an engaged portion. A method for manufacturing a swaged structure includes preparing the first member including the plate part and the groove having a wide opening. The method further includes inserting the end portion of the second member into the groove after preparing the first member. The method further includes pressing the plate part in a direction narrowing the opening of the groove to bring the engaging portion into contact with the engaged portion after inserting the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: SHIROKI CORPORATION, HISADA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji YAMAMOTO, Yohei AMEMIYA, Takashi HARADA, Masashi SAEKI, Masahiro HASHIGUCHI, Yasuchika SASAKI
  • Patent number: 10267683
    Abstract: In a colorimetric device and a colorimetric method according to the present invention, chart definition information including at least patch position definition information representing each position of a plurality of patches in a color chart is stored, patch position measurement information representing the position of the patch is obtained on the basis of an image of the color chart, patch position correction information is obtained by correcting the patch position measurement information on the basis of the chart definition information, and then, each color of the plurality of patches is measured in each of the positions of the plurality of patches represented by the patch position correction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Tanimura, Ryoji Bando, Koji Harada
  • Patent number: 10254168
    Abstract: A colorimetric device and a colorimetric method according to the present invention extract a chart region candidate, which is a candidate for a chart region, from an image of a color chart, obtain an evaluation value of this chart region candidate, determine whether or not the chart region candidate is the chart region based on this obtained evaluation value, obtain each position of a plurality of patches for the chart region candidate determined as the chart region as a result of the determination and colorimetrically measure each of the patches at each obtained position of the plurality of the patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Koji Harada
  • Patent number: 10122223
    Abstract: To reduce eddy current loss in a supporting member of a rotor of an axial gap motor, and improve efficiency, the motor includes a rotor, and stators arranged opposite to the rotor. The rotor has a disc-shaped supporting member, having a plurality of mounting holes in each of which a permanent magnet segment is installed. In the stators, a plurality of field windings is arranged for generating a rotating magnetic field. The axial gap motor is provided with notches extending radially between each of the mounting holes of the supporting member in which a permanent magnet segment is fitted, and an outer peripheral edge of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: Dynax Corporation, National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Kenichi Takezaki, Wataru Hino, Koji Harada, Masatsugu Takemoto, Satoshi Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10093100
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting portion which has a nozzle that ejects liquid, and a flushing receptive body which receives the liquid that is ejected in a flushing operation in which the liquid is ejected from the nozzle, the flushing receptive body including a receiving member that is able to receive the liquid, a receiving member holding portion which holds the receiving member, and a fixing member with conductivity that fixes the receiving member to the receiving member holding portion by contacting the receiving member and has a mesh form portion that forms an adhesion surface to which the ejected liquid is adhered with the receiving member in the flushing operation, in which the fixing member is electrically grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Harada, Shigeki Suzuki, Kinya Ozawa, Hitotoshi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20180281343
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a method for producing a multiaxial-inlay knitted fabric base material with high productivity, a multiaxial-inlay knitted fabric base material that enables to produce a molded article, which is excellent in surface smoothness and has a high strength and a high elastic modulus, and a fiber-reinforced composite material including the multiaxial-inlay knitted fabric base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Koji HARADA, Toshiyuki ITOU
  • Publication number: 20180274507
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a fuel rail that can be used at a high fuel pressure of 50 MPa or more, for example, has good engine mountability, and has improved material yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiichi KUBOTA, Koji HARADA, Keiichi URAKI, Shinya NAKATANI, Hiroshi ONO, Masahiro SOMA
  • Patent number: 10005284
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head which ejects liquid from a nozzle that is disposed on a nozzle surface, and an absorption member which is able to contact the nozzle surface, in which it is possible to perform a first contact operation which causes the absorption member to contact the nozzle surface at a position which corresponds to a nozzle region that includes an opening region of the nozzle, and a second contact operation which causes the absorption member to contact the nozzle surface at a position which corresponds to a non-nozzle region that is a region outside of the nozzle region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Suzuki, Koji Harada, Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Kazuhiko Hara, Yasunori Koike, Ryo Oguchi
  • Patent number: 9943926
    Abstract: The present invention provides a press-fit joining apparatus 100 where two collet-chuck-type electrodes (first collet-chuck-type electrode 160 and second collet-chuck-type electrode 170) are held using a die set structural body 130 and a sub platen structural body 140. According to the press-fit joining apparatus 100 of the present invention, it is possible to manufacture a product which is required to have higher coaxiality and higher joining strength than conventional products (for example, products such as a drive force transmitting part, the manufacture of which requires the supply of a large and uniform electric current to a joining portion).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: TK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Harada, Koji Harada, Kiyoshi Takemura, Akira Nozue
  • Publication number: 20180099503
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting portion which has a nozzle that ejects liquid, and a flushing receptive body which receives the liquid that is ejected in a flushing operation in which the liquid is ejected from the nozzle, the flushing receptive body including a receiving member that is able to receive the liquid, a receiving member holding portion which holds the receiving member, and a fixing member with conductivity that fixes the receiving member to the receiving member holding portion by contacting the receiving member and has a mesh form portion that forms an adhesion surface to which the ejected liquid is adhered with the receiving member in the flushing operation, in which the fixing member is electrically grounded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Koji HARADA, Shigeki SUZUKI, Kinya OZAWA, Hitotoshi KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180052052
    Abstract: In a colorimetry device and a colorimetry method of the present invention, reference chart definition information including at least reference chart identification information about a reference color chart and patch position definition information indicating a position of each of plurality of patches in the reference color chart is stored, and whether the obtained color chart is matched with the reference color chart is determined based on the reference chart identification information. When the obtained color chart is determined to be matched with the reference color chart, a position of a colorimetry unit with respect to the color chart is relatively moved to the position of each of the plurality of patches in the color chart based on the reference chart definition information, and the colorimetry unit measures the color of each of the plurality of patches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Yasutaka TANIMURA, BANDO Ryoji, Koji HARADA
  • Publication number: 20180045572
    Abstract: A colorimetry device and a colorimetry method according to the present invention relatively move the position of a color measuring unit with respect to a color chart to the position of each of a plurality of patches obtained based on an image of the color chart by a moving unit for a chart region selected by a user out of chart regions extracted based on the image of the color chart, and measure the color of each of the plurality of patches by the color measuring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Koji HARADA, Satoshi YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20180037030
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head which ejects liquid from a nozzle that is disposed on a nozzle surface, and an absorption member which is able to contact the nozzle surface, in which it is possible to perform a first contact operation which causes the absorption member to contact the nozzle surface at a position which corresponds to a nozzle region that includes an opening region of the nozzle, and a second contact operation which causes the absorption member to contact the nozzle surface at a position which corresponds to a non-nozzle region that is a region outside of the nozzle region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Shigeki SUZUKI, Koji HARADA, Tsuyoshi HAYASHI, Kazuhiko HARA, Yasunori KOIKE, Ryo OGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9878543
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting portion which has a nozzle that ejects liquid, and a flushing receptive body which receives the liquid that is ejected in a flushing operation in which the liquid is ejected from the nozzle, the flushing receptive body including a receiving member that is able to receive the liquid, a receiving member holding portion which holds the receiving member, and a fixing member with conductivity that fixes the receiving member to the receiving member holding portion by contacting the receiving member and has a mesh form portion that forms an adhesion surface to which the ejected liquid is adhered with the receiving member in the flushing operation, in which the fixing member is electrically grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Harada, Shigeki Suzuki, Kinya Ozawa, Hitotoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9809029
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head which ejects liquid from a nozzle that is disposed on a nozzle surface, and an absorption member which is able to contact the nozzle surface, in which it is possible to perform a first contact operation which causes the absorption member to contact the nozzle surface at a position which corresponds to a nozzle region that includes an opening region of the nozzle, and a second contact operation which causes the absorption member to contact the nozzle surface at a position which corresponds to a non-nozzle region that is a region outside of the nozzle region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Suzuki, Koji Harada, Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Kazuhiko Hara, Yasunori Koike, Ryo Oguchi
  • Publication number: 20170314993
    Abstract: A colorimetric device and a colorimetric method according to the present invention extract a chart region candidate, which is a candidate for a chart region, from an image of a color chart, obtain an evaluation value of this chart region candidate, determine whether or not the chart region candidate is the chart region based on this obtained evaluation value, obtain each position of a plurality of patches for the chart region candidate determined as the chart region as a result of the determination and colorimetrically measure each of the patches at each obtained position of the plurality of the patches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventor: Koji HARADA