Patents by Inventor Koji Shimada

Koji Shimada 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: 10654970
    Abstract: A liquid crystalline polyester resin composition for use in camera modules includes 20 to 45 parts by weight of spherical silica particles (B) having an average particle diameter of 15 ?m or more and less than 30 ?m in 100 parts by weight of a liquid crystalline polyester resin (A). A polyamide resin composition with which a camera module exhibiting excellent low dust forming property, toughness and impact strength can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsubara, Takeshi Shimada, Koji Tachikawa
  • Publication number: 20200129688
    Abstract: Provided is a blood filter that resists deterioration in properties as a result of electron beam sterilization treatment performed before or during use as a blood filter, has durability, dimensional stability, and chemical resistance at excellent levels, also has biocompatibility, and resists deterioration in properties even upon the electron beam sterilization treatment. The blood filter according to the present invention includes a nonwoven fabric made of PEEK fibers. Preferably, the blood filter according to the present invention has an average pore size of 3 to 280 ?m and has a porosity of 15% to 70%; and the PEEK fibers have an average fiber diameter of 10 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi ARAI, Yo YAMATO, Koji NAKANE, Naoki SHIMADA, Hanako ASAI
  • Patent number: 10595467
    Abstract: A seedling-cutting apparatus includes a pair of arms that is to nip a portion of a stem of a seedling for grafting and that can be opened and closed and a blade that is provided so as to be capable of reciprocating relative to the portion of the stem. At least one of the pair of arms includes a through hole or a cutout that penetrates a portion of the arms along a direction in which the blade reciprocates. At least a portion of the through hole or the cutout faces the portion of the stem and at least a portion of the blade moves through the through hole or the cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC CORPORATION, KUSAKABE KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Nishiura, Koji Shimada, Yoshio Yasukuri
  • Patent number: 10586107
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing server and the like, in which in response to the start of an “on” period of the movable body V, imaged images that are registered at the client 2 and a “designated location” are associated and transmitted to an information processing server 1. An image corresponding to a “first designated location” that is a designated location that is outside a “base area” that is specific to the client 2 is registered as a “first image” in the information processing server 1. Further, an “image library” with respect to a trip period of the client 2 is generated based on a plurality of first images that are registered in the information processing server 1 in response to the start of an “off” period of the movable body V that occurs one or a plurality of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Takeuchi, Koji Sengoku, Takamichi Shimada
  • Patent number: 10586712
    Abstract: According to a mode of the present invention, a method of manufacturing an electronic component includes: preparing a component main-body 110 including a first surface having an electrode-formed region having a plurality of bump electrodes 103, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and side peripheral surfaces connecting the first surface and the second surface; forming a mask section M1 on at least a peripheral portion of the first surface, the mask section surrounding the electrode-formed region, a height of the mask section being equal to or more than a height of the plurality of bump electrodes; bonding the mask section of the first surface to an adhesive layer 30 on a holder for holding a component; forming a protective film 105 on the component main-body, the protective film covering the second surface and the side peripheral surfaces; and removing the mask section M1 from the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ULVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Kageyama, Tetsuya Shimada, Koji Takahashi, Yuu Nakamuta, Manabu Harada
  • Publication number: 20190200540
    Abstract: A seedling raising device includes: a cell plug for seedling raising that is formed as a single pot body; and a supporting device configured to detachably arrange and support a plurality of cell plugs, wherein the supporting device is capable of supporting the cell plug in either one of a first supporting position where the cell plug is slidably supported in a horizontal direction and a second supporting position where the cell plug is detachably supported in an upward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicants: OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC CORPORATION, KUSAKABE KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi NISHIURA, Koji SHIMADA
  • Patent number: 10254108
    Abstract: An optical measurement device configured for connection to an industrial network, the industrial network functioning to synchronize time between a master device and a slave device, the optical measurement device includes: an interface module configured to receive a synchronization signal transmitted on the industrial network from the master device within a fixed communication cycle; and a measurement unit configured to perform optical measurements in a measurement cycle. The measurement unit synchronizes when a measurement is taken with the communication cycle in accordance with the synchronization signal received by the interface module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Shimada, Tomonori Kondo
  • Patent number: 9998683
    Abstract: An image processing device is connected to an imaging unit. The imaging unit has an overlapping region in an imaging range before and after continuous imaging. The image processing device includes: an interface that receives a plurality of captured images obtained by the imaging unit; a measurement unit configured to acquire a measurement result of a subject in the captured image by performing measurement processing to the captured image; a synthesis unit configured to generate a synthesized image by synthesizing the plurality of captured images such that the captured images overlap with one another within an overlapping range corresponding to the overlapping region in imaging order; and an output unit configured to output the synthesized image, information indicating the overlapping range correlated with the synthesized image, and information indicating the measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Fujikawa, Koji Shimada, Kakuto Shirane, Katsuhiro Shimoda, Yoshihiro Moritoki, Yasuyuki Ikeda, Hiroyuki Hazeyama
  • Publication number: 20170325409
    Abstract: A seedling-cutting apparatus includes a pair of arms that is to nip a portion of a stem of a seedling for grafting and that can be opened and closed and a blade that is provided so as to be capable of reciprocating relative to the portion of the stem. At least one of the pair of arms includes a through hole or a cutout that penetrates a portion of the arms along a direction in which the blade reciprocates. At least a portion of the through hole or the cutout faces the portion of the stem and at least a portion of the blade moves through the through hole or the cutout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicants: OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC CORPORATION, KUSAKABE KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi NISHIURA, Koji SHIMADA, Yoshio YASUKURI
  • Publication number: 20170276474
    Abstract: An optical measurement device configured for connection to an industrial network, the industrial network functioning to synchronize time between a master device and a slave device, the optical measurement device includes: an interface module configured to receive a synchronization signal transmitted on the industrial network from the master device within a fixed communication cycle; and a measurement unit configured to perform optical measurements in a measurement cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Koji SHIMADA, Tomonori KONDO
  • Patent number: 9728168
    Abstract: An image is displayed without impairing visibility, even in the case of a screen having a limited size. A display setting unit includes a target image display unit that displays an image of a workpiece on an LCD, an image selection unit that, in accordance with a selection operation, selects all or part of the image of the workpiece displayed on the LCD, a menu display unit that displays a menu image so as to be overlapped with the image of the workpiece in a translucent state, the menu image being made up of a plurality of parts that are partial images for displaying information or receiving an input operation, and a display switching unit that, in accordance with a switching instruction given via the operation unit, switches the size of the area occupied by the menu image on the LCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Mitani, Yuki Taniyasu, Takeshi Yoshiura, Koji Shimada
  • Patent number: 9571795
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an image receiving part configured to receive an image of a target workpiece on a surface of a conveying path captured by means of the imaging unit; a position acquiring part configured to acquire a position of the target workpiece in the captured image; a tilt acquiring part configured to acquire, by using the position of the target workpiece in the captured image acquired by means of the position acquiring part, a tilt angle of an imaging plane of the imaging unit relative to the surface of conveying path; and an outputting part configured to output assistant information used for assisting in the adjustment of the posture of the imaging unit by using the acquired tilt angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Fujikawa, Koji Shimada, Kakuto Shirane, Katsuhiro Shimoda, Yoshihiro Moritoki, Yasuyuki Ikeda, Takeshi Yoshiura
  • Patent number: 9446368
    Abstract: A mixing device used in a fluidized catalytic cracking apparatus which mixes feed and a catalyst includes a cylindrical reaction container which supplies a catalyst in a vertical direction; a plurality of feed injection nozzles arranged along an outer circumference of the reaction container; and a catalyst flow regulator which is provided in the reaction container and regulates a flow of the catalyst in the vicinity of the feed injection nozzles. The catalyst flow regulator has no feed supply function and forms a catalyst moving bed having a hollow tubular shape which is coaxial with the reaction container in the vicinity of the feed injection nozzles. The catalyst flow regulator can effectively prevent backward flow of injected fuel. Although the mixing device has a simple structure, it has a high cracking rate and maintenance of the fluidized catalytic cracking apparatus can be performed easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Shimada, Naoya Saito
  • Publication number: 20160222555
    Abstract: A device is capable of reducing occurrence of cloth fell retreat at a selvage portion of a woven fabric and warp yarn looseness in a base cloth selvage portion when a high-density woven fabric is woven at a high speed. The selvage portion gripping device for a loom has a space where a selvage portion can pass in which the selvage portion formed by weaving additional yarns and weft yarns can pass through in a woven fabric forwarding direction, a small space where the weft yarn can move in which the weft yarn can move in the woven fabric forwarding direction, and a means to maintain a woven condition of the selvage portion even when the weft yarn is cut with a weft yarn cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Tanaka, Hiroshi Tsuchikura, Koji Shimada
  • Publication number: 20150062172
    Abstract: An image is displayed without impairing visibility, even in the case of a screen having a limited size. A display setting unit includes a target image display unit that displays an image of a workpiece on an LCD, an image selection unit that, in accordance with a selection operation, selects all or part of the image of the workpiece displayed on the LCD, a menu display unit that displays a menu image so as to be overlapped with the image of the workpiece in a translucent state, the menu image being made up of a plurality of parts that are partial images for displaying information or receiving an input operation, and a display switching unit that, in accordance with a switching instruction given via the operation unit, switches the size of the area occupied by the menu image on the LCD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke MITANI, Yuki TANIYASU, Takeshi YOSHIURA, Koji SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20140377139
    Abstract: A mixing device used in a fluidized catalytic cracking apparatus which mixes feed and a catalyst includes a cylindrical reaction container which supplies a catalyst in a vertical direction; a plurality of feed injection nozzles arranged along an outer circumference of the reaction container; and a catalyst flow regulator which is provided in the reaction container and regulates a flow of the catalyst in the vicinity of the feed injection nozzles. The catalyst flow regulator has no feed supply function and forms a catalyst moving bed having a hollow tubular shape which is coaxial with the reaction container in the vicinity of the feed injection nozzles. The catalyst flow regulator can effectively prevent backward flow of injected fuel. Although the mixing device has a simple structure, it has a high cracking rate and maintenance of the fluidized catalytic cracking apparatus can be performed easier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Koji SHIMADA, Naoya SAITO
  • Patent number: 8712164
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an aspect of the invention includes an LCD touch panel and a central control circuit. The LCD touch panel includes a display unit and an input unit. The central control circuit which is of an image processing unit performs a searching process for searching a portion having high similarity between a registered image and a processing target image and a registering process for producing and registering the registered image. The central control circuit deals with an input image as the processing target image when the searching process is to be performed, the central control circuit causes the display unit to display the input image when the registering process is performed, and the image processing unit draws an image used to produce the registered image unit based on operation of the input unit while overlapping the image with the input image displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Shimada, Mai Takami
  • Publication number: 20140015956
    Abstract: An image processing device is connected to an imaging unit. The imaging unit has an overlapping region in an imaging range before and after continuous imaging. The image processing device includes: an interface that receives a plurality of captured images obtained by the imaging unit; a measurement unit configured to acquire a measurement result of a subject in the captured image by performing measurement processing to the captured image; a synthesis unit configured to generate a synthesized image by synthesizing the plurality of captured images such that the captured images overlap with one another within an overlapping range corresponding to the overlapping region in imaging order; and an output unit configured to output the synthesized image, information indicating the overlapping range correlated with the synthesized image, and information indicating the measurement result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro FUJIKAWA, Koji SHIMADA, Kakuto SHIRANE, Katsuhiro SHIMODA, Yoshihiro MORITOKI, Yasuyuki IKEDA, Hiroyuki HAZEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140015957
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an image receiving part configured to receive an image of a target workpiece on a surface of a conveying path captured by means of the imaging unit; a position acquiring part configured to acquire a position of the target workpiece in the captured image; a tilt acquiring part configured to acquire, by using the position of the target workpiece in the captured image acquired by means of the position acquiring part, a tilt angle of an imaging plane of the imaging unit relative to the surface of conveying path; and an outputting part configured to output assistant information used for assisting in the adjustment of the posture of the imaging unit by using the acquired tilt angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro FUJIKAWA, Koji SHIMADA, Kakuto SHIRANE, Katsuhiro SHIMODA, Yoshihiro MORITOKI, Yasuyuki IKEDA, Takeshi YOSHIURA
  • Patent number: 8611679
    Abstract: This invention provides an image processing device and an image processing method capable of implementing pattern matching based on an edge code at relatively high speed with a smaller circuit configuration. In the image processing device according to the present embodiment, an information amount of a valid zone is diffused over an entire edge code image. In other words, the amount of information used in the entire edge code image is compressed by reducing the number of bits to assign to each pixel and effectively using the number of bits assigned to each pixel as a whole. If a valid zone for an edge EDG1, the following invalid zone in which the invalid edge code value continues, and the following valid zone for an edge EDG2 appear in a profile of the edge code value, increase/decrease information from the edge code value contained in the valid zone for the edge EDG1 to the edge code value contained in the valid zone for the edge EDG2 is assigned to the element corresponding to the invalid zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Kato, Koji Shimada