Patents by Inventor Koji Noguchi

Koji Noguchi 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: 20200141281
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine including: an exhaust diffuser including an inner tube and an outer tube that form therebetween an annular exhaust passage; a bearing chamber formed radially inside the inner tube for accommodating a bearing that supports a rotor of a turbine; a plurality of hollow struts extending across the exhaust passage; an oil introduction passage extending through one of the struts for introducing oil to be supplied to the bearing chamber; an oil drain passage extending through one of the struts for draining the oil from an exhaust oil inlet opened on a bottom surface of the bearing chamber; and an oil discharge passage for discharging a portion of the oil having passed through the oil introduction passage toward the oil drain inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya IKEGUCHI, Koji Terauchi, Mitsuaki Tanaka, Hidenori Arisawa, Yuji Shinoda, Yoshiyuki Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10641223
    Abstract: An engaging projection of a valve body engages with an interlocking groove of a nozzle plate and the nozzle plate is rotated relative to the valve body. The engaging projection moves in a lateral groove of the interlocking groove while elastically deforming an arm part (elastically deformable portion), and the engaging projection is accommodated in a recess (lock position in the interlocking groove) of the arm part. A bottom surface of the recess of the arm part is pushed against the engaging projection of the valve body by the elastic force of the arm part, and the engaging projection of the valve body is seated and fixed on the bottom surface of the recess of the arm part. Accordingly, the nozzle plate is fixed to the valve body while being retained via the engaging projection and the interlocking groove (interlocking means).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10635234
    Abstract: A display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a first electrode, a second electrode, a drive circuit, and a control circuit. The second substrate faces the first substrate. The first electrode is provided in a display region of the first substrate. The second electrode is provided to the second substrate at a position closer to a display surface than the first electrode in a direction perpendicular to the first substrate. The drive circuit supplies a first drive signal or a second drive signal to the second electrode. The control circuit has a first detection mode and a second detection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Takayuki Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10626835
    Abstract: Fuel flows from first and second fuel guide channels into the swirl chamber and is guided to the nozzle hole while swirling in the swirl chamber in the identical direction. The nozzle hole is divided into an inlet portion near a fuel-inflow end and an outlet portion near a fuel-outflow end. The outlet portion has a flow passage cross-sectional area gradually increasing towards a fuel outflow-side opening end, and includes a curved surface formed by smoothly connecting an inner surface of the nozzle holes at an upstream end side in a fuel flow direction to an inner surface of the nozzle holes at the portion near the fuel-inflow end so as to smoothly and gradually increase the flow passage cross-sectional area. The curved surface ensures further thin film-like flow by expanding a flow of the fuel in the nozzle holes by the Coanda effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20200117041
    Abstract: A display device is provided and includes a liquid crystal panel comprising a pair of substrates, a liquid crystal layer between the substrates, a first electrode portion and a pair of polarizers that sandwich the substrates; a backlight device comprising a casing including a support frame, a bottom plate, a light guide, at least one optical sheet on the light guide, and a light source in the casing; and an adhesive member between the liquid crystal panel and the backlight device, wherein the support frame includes a step portion on which the optical sheet is placed, the adhesive member comprises a back surface fixed over the optical sheet and the support frame, and a top surface fixed to one of the polarizers, and a width of the adhesive member is as same as a width of the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yosuke NAKAMORI, Ken HIRABAYASHI, Koji NOGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10620743
    Abstract: A detection apparatus includes a substrate, a display area, a peripheral area, a plurality of electrodes, a plurality of terminals, a first wire, and a second wire. The display area is provided on the surface of the substrate. The peripheral area is provided outside the display area. The electrodes are provided to the display area. The terminals are provided in correspondence with the respective electrodes in the peripheral area. The first wire couples an electrode to a terminal. The second wire couples the electrode to the terminal to which the first wire is coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa
  • Patent number: 10619613
    Abstract: A nozzle hole of a nozzle plate is coupled to a fuel injection port of a fuel injection device via a swirl chamber and first and second fuel guide channels opened into the swirl chamber. The swirl chamber is formed by combining first and second elliptical-shaped recessed portions. The first fuel guide channel opens at a side of a short axis of the first elliptical-shaped recessed portion and a side of the short axis that does not overlap with the second elliptical-shaped recessed portion, and the second fuel guide channel opens at a side of a short axis of the second elliptical-shaped recessed portion and a side of the short axis that does not overlap with the first elliptical-shaped recessed portion. The first and second fuel guide channels have depths deeper than those of the swirl chamber and extend inside of the swirl chamber while gradually reducing cross-sectional areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20200110502
    Abstract: There are provided a display panel with a touch detection function, a drive circuit, and an electronic unit, which make it possible to realize many functions related to touch detection. The display panel includes: one or more display elements; one or more drive electrodes extending in one direction; an electrode drive section integrated into a chip, and applying a drive signal to the drive electrodes; and one or more touch detection electrodes extending in a direction intersecting the direction in which the drive electrodes extend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitoshi Kida, Koji Noguchi, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Kohei Azumi
  • Patent number: 10606429
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate, a plurality of pixel electrodes, a switching element, and a first electrode. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The pixel electrodes are provided to the first surface side and supplied with a pixel signal for displaying an image. The switching element is provided to the first surface side and coupled to the pixel electrodes. The first electrode is provided to a layer closer to the first surface than the switching element in a manner facing the switching element in a direction perpendicular to the first surface of the substrate and having lower light transmittance than that of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hayato Kurasawa, Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10606404
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a touch detection apparatus includes: a plurality of drive electrodes, wherein at least one of the drive electrodes includes a plurality of subdivided electrodes; a plurality of first touch detection electrodes; a second touch detection electrode; a first shift register circuit in which a plurality of first shift signal output circuits are sequentially coupled to one another; a second shift register circuit in which a plurality of second shift signal output circuits are sequentially coupled to one another; and a selection circuit that supplies a signal of the first shift register circuit to the drive electrode in a first mode, and supplies a signal of the second shift register circuit to the subdivided electrode in a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10606385
    Abstract: A display device provided with a touch sensor, includes a plurality of common electrodes, a plurality of display elements arranged in a matrix, a plurality of gate lines electrically connected to the display elements and arranged in a row direction, and a plurality of source lines electrically connected to the display elements and arranged in a column direction. The plurality of common electrodes for display are also used for the touch sensor. An image display operation of the plurality of common electrodes for display and a driving operation of the plurality of common electrodes for the touch sensor are performed in a time sharing manner, and all of the gate lines and the source lines are caused to be in a floating state in the driving operation of the common electrodes for the touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Fukushima, Koji Noguchi, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Gen Koide, Tadayoshi Katsuta
  • Patent number: 10588274
    Abstract: This emitter (120) comprises, downstream of a first pressure reducing flow path, a discharge amount adjustment part and a discharge part. The discharge amount adjustment part communicates with the discharge part via two flow paths: a first hole (173); and a communication flow path including a second hole (174) and a second pressure reducing flow path. An irrigation liquid is supplied directly to the discharge part from the discharge amount adjustment part through the first hole (173) when the external liquid pressure is low, and supplied to the discharge part from the discharge amount adjustment part through the second hole (174) and the second pressure reducing flow path when the external liquid pressure is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10592037
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a touch detection device includes: a plurality of drive electrodes arranged in parallel with each other; and a plurality of first touch detection electrodes arranged in parallel with each other and arranged at a portion not in contact with the drive electrodes and where the first touch detection electrode forms capacitance with a drive electrode to which a drive signal is output. The drive electrodes includes a drive electrode including a plurality of subdivided electrodes an arrangement pitch of which is finer than an arrangement pitch of the drive electrodes. The drive electrode including the subdivided electrodes is provided such that switching is enabled between a first mode in which the drive signal is collectively output to the subdivided electrodes of the drive electrode and a second mode in which the drive signal is individually output to each of the subdivided electrodes of the drive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventor: Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10592025
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display panel including a first substrate including a display area and a first detection electrode, and a second force sensing electrode opposing the display area and the first detection electrode with a gap therebetween. The second force sensing electrode includes a central portion opposing a central portion of the display region, a peripheral portion located to surround the central portion and a reinforcing structure which reinforces the peripheral portion, and the gap between the central portion and the first detection electrode is greater than a gap between the peripheral portion and the first detection electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Takafumi Suzuki, Michita Kudo
  • Publication number: 20200081574
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a touch detection device includes: a first substrate; a second substrate opposed to the first substrate; a cover base material opposed to the second substrate; a plurality of first electrodes overlapping a display region on a plane parallel with the first substrate; and a second electrode arranged at the cover base material and overlapping a frame region outside the display region. Proximity or contact of an object with respect to the frame region is detected based on capacitance between the first electrodes and the second electrode. The second electrode extends along a side of the frame region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventor: Koji NOGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10583614
    Abstract: A plastic sintered body has a first compressed portion formed by heating plastic powder packed in a cavity of a metal mold and sintering a first portion of the plastic powder packed in the cavity in a first compression state. In addition, a second compressed portion is formed by sintering a second portion of the plastic powder packed in the cavity in a second compression state. A plurality of interconnected minute voids are formed in the first compressed portion and a plurality of interconnected minute voids smaller than the voids in the first compressed portion are formed in the second compressed portion. The manufacturing of the plastic sintered body as noted above is performed continuously in the metal mold. In addition, two types of porous portions including voids of different sizes are formed by sintering only one type of the plastic powder in the metal mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Serizawa, Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10584670
    Abstract: A nozzle hole of a nozzle plate is connected to a fuel injection nozzle of a fuel injection unit through a swirl chamber and first and second fuel guide grooves opened to the swirl chamber. The swirl chamber is an oval recess provided with the nozzle orifice in its center. A first fuel guide groove is opened to one end side of a major axis of the oval recess, and a second fuel guide groove is opened to the other end side of the major axis of the oval recess. The first and second fuel guide grooves are formed such that the same amount of fuel flows to the swirl chamber. The same amount of fuel flowing from the first and second fuel guide grooves to the swirl chamber is guided to the nozzle orifice at the same time while revolving inside the swirl chamber in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10582615
    Abstract: Provided is a printed wiring board comprising: a substrate; a conductive layer including a land and a wiring and formed on a surface of the substrate, the wiring having a width smaller than the land and drawn from the land; and an insulating layer formed on the conductive layer. The insulating layer has an opening corresponding to a position of the land, and an edge of the opening runs above the land and above one of edges in a width direction of the wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Yusuke Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10572090
    Abstract: A display panel with a touch detection function, in which display operation is less affected by touch detection operation, a method of driving the display panel with a touch detection function, a driving circuit, and an electronic unit having the display panel with a touch detection function are disclosed. The display panel with a touch detection function includes: one or more display elements; one or more drive electrodes; one or more touch detection electrodes; and a drive section selectively applying a DC drive signal or an AC drive signal to the drive electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Yoshitoshi Kida, Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10558307
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate, a plurality of detection electrodes, a drive circuit, a detector, and a first switching circuit. The detection electrodes are provided in a display area of the substrate. The drive circuit supplies a drive signal to the detection electrodes. The detector receives, from the detection electrodes, a detection signal corresponding to a capacitance change in the detection electrodes occurring when the drive signal is supplied. The first switching circuit is coupled to the detector via wiring and provided between the detection electrodes and the detector. The first switching circuit changes the number of detection electrodes electrically coupled to one of the wiring based on the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Naoki Takada, Hayato Kurasawa, Koji Noguchi, Takayuki Nakanishi, Yasuyuki Teranishi