Patents by Inventor Koji Inoue

Koji Inoue 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: 10453623
    Abstract: A switch includes: switch blades for multiple phases which perform three-position switching among ON, OFF, and ground, using a rotation shaft; and phase-to-phase connection mechanisms which support the switch blades for the phases so as to be insulated among the phases and against the ground, and which connect the switch blades for the phases and cause them to cooperate with each other. The phase-to-phase connection mechanisms include fitting couplings made of an insulating material and each composed of a large-diameter endless frame body and a small-diameter endless frame body which are fitted to each other. The fitting couplings are arranged on the same axial line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Sano, Naoaki Inoue, Masahiro Arioka
  • Publication number: 20190310238
    Abstract: A soil analyzing device includes: a sensor having an excitation coil and a detection coil; a measurement unit that generates an excitation signal to be input to the excitation coil, and processes a detection signal output from the detection coil; a storage unit that stores data concerning the correlation between a quantitative value of the soil fertility characteristics including CEC of two or more types of the soil having different components and an estimated value of the soil fertility characteristics including CEC found from the processed detection signal measured by the sensor and the measurement unit; and an estimation unit that estimates the soil fertility characteristics based on the detection signal generated by allowing the sensor to apply the alternating magnetic field to the soil to be analyzed and processed by the measurement unit, and by using the data stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicants: Komatsu Seiki Kosakusho Co., Ltd., National University Corporation Shinshu University
    Inventors: Takafumi Komatsu, Tsunaki Misawa, Naoto Inoue, Eishi Momosaki, Koji Orii
  • Publication number: 20190300339
    Abstract: An output-torque estimation unit obtains a value of a current input to a motor, from a power converter, and calculates an estimated output torque value which is an estimated value of output torque of the motor, from the obtained value of the current. A load estimation unit estimates a load value of a hanging cargo based on the estimated output torque value which is calculated by the output-torque estimation unit, a speed reduction ratio of a speed reducer, an effective radius of a winch drum, and the winding number which is set by the number setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki KAWAI, Takashi HIEKATA, Koji INOUE, Takashi TOKUYAMA, Hiroshi HASHIMOTO, Toshiaki SHIMODA, Shintaroh SASAI, Tetsuya OGAWA, Toshiro YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20190293661
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method of predicting the responsiveness of a wet AMD patient to anti-VEGF therapy comprising (1) determining the level of at least one marker protein selected from the group consisting of TGF-beta, BMP9, angiopoietin-1, and angiopoietin-2 in a blood, plasma or serum sample obtained from the patient, and (2) predicting the responsiveness of the patient to the anti-VEGF therapy with reference to the level determined in step (1), as well as a diagnostic agent for use in the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Shibagaki, Masanao Toshimori, Koji Oka, Shingo Maeda, Hiroshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190293980
    Abstract: An opening insulation film covers a substrate and is in contact with a side surface of a gate electrode. The opening insulation film is provided with a first opening portion having a side surface on the gate electrode. A gate insulation film made of an oxide insulator is on the gate electrode and the opening insulation film. A semiconductor channel film made of an oxide semiconductor is on the gate insulation film and is encompassed by the first opening portion. Source and drain electrodes are on the semiconductor channel film. A source upper-layer electrode and a drain upper-layer electrode both made of an oxide are provided at least on upper surfaces of the source electrode and the drain electrode, respectively. An interlayer insulation film made of an oxide has a portion provided on the source upper-layer electrode and the drain upper-layer electrode and is in contact the semiconductor channel film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori INOUE, Koji ODA, Takafumi HASHIGUCHI, Takeshi KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 10411312
    Abstract: A first fin is formed on a first inside wall surface to protrude therefrom. The first fin exchanges heat between fluid and the first inside wall surface. A first fluid passage is divided between a first region that is a space where the first fin is arranged, and a second region that is a space where the first fin is not arranged. Fluid flows from the second region into the first region. The first fin includes an inflow port through which fluid flows into the first region, and an outflow port through which fluid flows out of the first region. The first fin is formed to extend from the inflow port to the outflow port. An area of the inflow port is larger than a cross-sectional area of the first fluid passage when viewed in a flow direction of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Inoue, Koichi Umeda, Koji Yamashita, Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, Shota Iguchi
  • Patent number: 10399828
    Abstract: An electrically driven winch device includes a winch drum, a plurality of axial-gap electric motors, and a drive shaft. The winch drum rotates around a drum axis in order to wind or unwind a work rope. The plurality of electric motors are electric motors configured to drive the winch drum to rotate, and are each provided with a stator, and rotors which rotate around a rotation axis and are disposed at an axial distance from the stator. The drive shaft is disposed coaxially with the drum axis and serially connects the rotors of the plurality of electric motors on the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Kobe Steel, Ltd., KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Hiekata, Koji Inoue, Hiroaki Kawai, Shintaroh Sasai, Tetsuya Ogawa, Toshiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190258206
    Abstract: An intensity spectrum designing unit of a data generating device includes an initial value setting unit that sets a plurality of objects of a first generation of an intensity spectrum function A(?) and a phase spectrum function ?(?), an evaluation value calculating unit that calculates an evaluation value for each of a plurality of objects of an n-th generation, an object selecting unit that selects two or more objects used for generating a plurality of objects of an (n+1)-th generation among objects of the n-th generation on the basis of superiority of the evaluation value, and a next-generation generating unit that generates a plurality of objects of the (n+1)-th generation on the basis of the selected two or more objects. The evaluation value calculating unit, the object selecting unit, and the next-generation generating unit repeat processes while 1 is added to n until a predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Koji TAKAHASHI, Koyo WATANABE, Takashi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190256328
    Abstract: Provided is an electric winch apparatus capable of preventing irregular winding of a wire rope caused by landing of a hoisted-down suspended load. The electric winch apparatus includes a winch drum (5) around which a wire rope (2) is wound, an electric motor (8) which rotates the winch drum (5), an operation lever (13a), a measurement unit (18) which measures a tension index value corresponding to a tension in the wire rope (2), and a controller (12) which controls motion of the electric motor (8). The controller (12) stops motion of the electric motor (8) when an operation in a lowering operation direction is applied the operation lever (13a) and a tension average value as an average value of a tension in the wire rope (2) becomes less than or equal to a predetermined tension reference value, the average value of the tension corresponding to an average value of the tension index value in a predetermined period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicants: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD., KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Tetsuya OGAWA, Shintaroh SASAI, Koji INOUE, Takashi HIEKATA
  • Patent number: 10385429
    Abstract: Ferritic stainless steel hot rolled sheet and steel strip excellent in toughness and corrosion resistance which have a predetermined chemical composition, have a Charpy impact value at 0° C. of 10 J/cm2 or more, and have a thickness of 5.0 to 9.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Inoue, Norihiro Kanno, Koji Ito, Takeshi Tomura, Koichi Iuchi
  • Patent number: 10386883
    Abstract: A force-sense-imparting operation device including a stationary section, a rotating section, and an operation member. One of the stationary section and the rotating section includes an excitation coil and a first magnetic pole section, and the other includes a second magnetic pole section capable of opposition to the first magnetic pole section in a specific opposing direction. The first magnetic pole section forms a magnetic circuit with the first magnetic pole section due to the second magnetic pole section being excited in a state that the second magnetic pole section opposes the first magnetic pole section. The magnetic circuit encircles a periphery of the excitation coil on the cross section, the second magnetic pole section being arranged to separate from the first magnetic pole section with rotation of the rotating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Kobe Steel, Ltd., KOBELCO CRANES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Inoue, Takashi Hiekata, Tatsurou Asano
  • Patent number: 10381890
    Abstract: An axial gap type dynamo-electric machine (1) comprises: a stator (2) provided with a magnetic core (21) and an exciting coil (22); a rotor (3) provided with a plurality of permanent magnets (4) circumferentially arranged around a rotation center axis (AX), the rotor (3) being also provided with a disk-shaped base material (31) for supporting the permanent magnets, the rotor (3) being disposed at an axial distance from the stator (2); and affixation members (5) for affixing the permanent magnets (4) to the base material (31). The permanent magnets (4) are provided with front surfaces facing the stator (2), rear surfaces facing the base material, and engagement-receiving sections (412, 422, 432) formed at peripheral edges of the permanent magnets (4). The affixation members (5) include: engagement sections (512) engaging the engagement-receiving sections; and affixation sections (511) forming mechanical affixation structures relative to the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Inoue, Takashi Hiekata, Hiroaki Kawai, Shintaro Sasai, Tetsuya Ogawa, Toshiro Yamashita, Shingo Kasai, Shumpei Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20190232607
    Abstract: A vehicle interior material that is manufactured at by bonding a base member and a surface member with each other without using an adhesive agent or an adhesive film, that is light in weight and that has adhesive strength and abrasion resistance. The base member includes a natural fiber or a glass fiber and a first thermoplastic resin fiber and has a density of 0.2 to 0.7 g/cm3 The surface member includes a second thermoplastic resin fiber and a low melting point resin fiber and that has a weight per unit area of 50 to 500 g/m2. The surface member is laid on a surface of the base member. An entangled layer where the second thermoplastic resin fiber enters texture of the base member to be entangled with the first thermoplastic resin fiber is provided at an interface between the base member and the surface member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Koji INOUE, Seiji SUGIURA, Madoka DOI, Hideki KAWASHIRI, Tokuyoshi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190218474
    Abstract: A grease composition includes a base oil, a thickener, and an additive. The base oil contains a synthetic oil. The thickener contains a compound having a urea group. The additive contains a phosphoric compound, a calcium-based compound, and a hydrocarbon-based wax. A hub unit includes the grease composition enclosed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, KYODO YUSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji YOSHIZAKI, Hiroshi INUKAI, Yoichiro SANKAI, Shinji YAMANE, Hideo SHIBATA, Hirofumi INOUE, Ryuji NAKATA, Junichi IMAI, Yutaka IMAI, Ryosuke SAITO, Yuta SATO
  • Patent number: 10355570
    Abstract: In the outer rotor-type axial gap brushless motor of the present invention, each of a plurality of coils provided to a stator is constituted by winding a band-shaped conductor member via an insulating member such that the width direction of the conductor member runs along the axial direction of the coil, and each coil has a through passage which penetrates in the axial direction of the coil and which is included between prescribed turns in a portion of the coil that corresponds to the outer side in the radial direction of the stator relative to a core portion of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Hiroaki Kawai, Koji Inoue, Takashi Hiekata, Kazuhide Sekiyama
  • Patent number: 10350883
    Abstract: liquid discharge apparatus includes a liquid discharge head including a plurality of electrodes arranged in parallel, a common electrode positioned to face the liquid discharge head, and a control unit configured to control a voltage to be applied to each of the plurality of electrodes to control the plurality of electrodes as a discharging electrode, which is to discharge a liquid, or as a non-discharging electrode, which is to discharge no liquid, wherein the control unit adjusts a value of the voltage to be applied to the electrode that is to be driven as the non-discharging electrode, based on the voltage to be applied to the electrode adjacent to the electrode that is to be driven as the non-discharging electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuji Yamamoto, Hideaki Okamoto, Junji Yasuda, Koji Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190204626
    Abstract: A Fourier transform is performed on a first waveform function in a frequency domain, and a second waveform function in a time domain including a temporal intensity waveform function and a temporal phase waveform function is generated. A replacement of the temporal intensity waveform function based on a desired waveform is performed for the second waveform function. The second waveform function is modified so as to bring a spectrogram of the second waveform function close to a target spectrogram generated in advance in accordance with a desired wavelength band. An inverse Fourier transform is performed on the modified second waveform function, and a third waveform function in the frequency domain is generated. Data is generated on the basis of an intensity spectrum function or a phase spectrum function of the third waveform function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Koyo WATANABE, Koji TAKAHASHI, Takashi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190162114
    Abstract: A wastegate is provided in an exhaust bypass passage that allows exhaust gas to bypass a turbine wheel of an exhaust turbine-type forced-induction device. A required boost pressure is set in accordance with a running state of an engine. A controller is configured to control a drive force of the wastegate to a magnitude that achieves the required boost pressure when the required boost pressure is higher than a preset pressure, and control the drive force to a magnitude that achieves a higher boost pressure than the required boost pressure when the required boost pressure is less than or equal to the preset pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi YOSHIZAKI, Masahiro INOUE, Koji HONDA
  • Publication number: 20190161475
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a new method for producing an indole compound or a salt thereof, which has an ITK inhibitory action, and is useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of inflammatory disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Teruhiko INOUE, Koji MATSUMURA, Shinichi KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 10302046
    Abstract: An ozone generator and an internal combustion engine with the ozone generator that can raise ozone additive rate of whole intake air, while suppressing pressure loss in the intake pipe from increasing. The internal combustion engine with an ozone generator includes a tubular intake pipe, through an inner region of which air flows, an ozone generator having an electrode plate that makes ozone and is disposed in the inner region or in the intake pipe, and a limiter that limits the flow of air in the inner region of the intake pipe; the electrode plate has a planar dielectric and high-voltage-side and low-voltage-side electrodes adhered and fixed to the dielectric and is formed in a shape of a plate extending in a direction in which air flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Wada, Takahiro Inoue, Taichiro Tamida, Yasutaka Inanaga, Takashi Hashimoto, Koji Wada, Tetsuya Honda