Patents by Inventor Koji Yamada

Koji Yamada 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: 10927389
    Abstract: A method of producing a chemical product by continuous fermentation utilizes a separation membrane under conditions at a pH of not more than 3.5, wherein yeast having vanillin resistance is used to enable efficient production of a chemical product without leaving a large amount of fermentation feedstock unused, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Kobayashi, Kenji Sawai, Katsushige Yamada
  • Patent number: 10899302
    Abstract: An airbag device for a steering wheel includes: an inflator for supplying an inflation gas to a folded airbag, the inflator including: a main body having a gas discharge portion on an upper portion side; and a flange portion provided on an outer peripheral surface of the main body which is the outer peripheral surface located further on a lower side than the gas discharge port; an attachment base holding the inflator by making the flange portion be attached to the attachment base; fastening members arranged at a plurality positions in a lower surface side around the inflator and mounted on the steering wheel main body by the fastening members. Each of the fastening members is disposed such that at least a part of the fastening member is disposed so as to vertically overlap the flange portion in a lower side of the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ishii, Tadashi Yamada, Yuji Sato, Koji Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20210011180
    Abstract: Provided is a radiation detection element, including: a plurality of electrode portions on a surface of a substrate; and an insulating portion between the electrode portions, the substrate being made of a compound semiconductor crystal containing cadmium telluride or cadmium zinc telluride, wherein an intermediate layer containing tellurium oxide is present between each of the electrode portions and the substrate, and wherein the tellurium oxide layer has a thickness of 100 nm or less on a 500 nm inner side from an end portion of the insulating portion between the electrode portions. The radiation detection element has higher adhesion of the electrodes, and does not result in an element performance defect caused by insufficient insulation between the electrodes, even if the radiation detection element has a narrower distance between the electrode portions in order to obtain a high-definition radiographic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei YAMADA, Koji MURAKAMI, Akira NODA
  • Publication number: 20210008903
    Abstract: A cutter device includes a pair of pulleys including a first pulley and a second pulley, an endless belt spanning the pair of pulleys, a holder that holds a movable blade and moves in accordance with a movement of the endless belt, a first sensor configured to detect that a position of the movable blade is at a first position, and a second sensor configured to detect that the position of the movable blade is at a second position. The first sensor and the second sensor are disposed at positions overlapping with the holder in an up-down direction. The holder includes a first arm protruding toward the first position and a second arm protruding toward the second position. The first arm faces the first sensor when the holder is at the first position, and the second arm faces the second sensor when the holder is at the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Koji YAMADA, Hiroaki SAKAJO
  • Publication number: 20210008911
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a power-supply unit, a printing unit, a circuit board (main wired board), and a cooling unit. The main-wired-board cooling unit includes: an inflow portion including an inlet from which air outside of a housing flows in, the inflow portion being disposed on a rear surface of the housing; a first flow path in which the air flowing in flows to a front surface side of the housing; a turn-around flow path causing the air flowing in the first flow path to be turned around to a rear surface side of the housing; a second flow path in which the air turned around flows to the rear surface side; a flow-out portion including an outlet from which the air flowing through the second flow path flows out to an outside of the housing, the out portion being disposed at the rear surface; and a fan (main fan) causing the air to flow in from the inlet and also causing the air passing through each of the flow paths to flow out from the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Koji YAMADA, Hiroaki SAKAJO
  • Publication number: 20210008906
    Abstract: A cutter device includes a fixed blade extending in a first direction, a fixed shaft extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction, a round blade that is rotatably supported by the fixed shaft, comes into contact with the fixed blade and moves in the first direction while rotating, and an urging portion that presses the round blade in the second direction along the fixed shaft. A load of the round blade pressing the fixed blade is at least 300 gf, a diameter of the round blade is at least 20 mm, and D/L is not greater than 2.0, where the diameter of the round blade is D and a length over which the fixed shaft supports the round blade is L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Koji YAMADA, Hiroaki SAKAJO
  • Publication number: 20210008904
    Abstract: A cutter device including a transport unit for transporting a medium, a round blade configured to move in a width direction while rotating, and a fixed blade provided along the width direction, in which a rotation direction in which the round blade rotates when the medium is cut by causing the round blade to move to a first direction of the width direction coincides with the first direction, a rotational speed at which the round blade rotates when the medium is cut by causing the round blade to move to the first direction is set greater than a speed at which the round blade is caused to move to the first direction, and a thickness of the round blade is not less than 1 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroaki SAKAJO, Koji YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10887528
    Abstract: The method includes obtaining, using a face camera of a smart phone, identification information from a ceiling light of a facility with visible light communication, and obtaining location information of the ceiling light related to the identification information. The method also includes displaying a location related to the location information of the ceiling light on a map of the facility on a display of the smart phone. The smart phone is set on a cart in a state that the face camera is directed to a ceiling of the facility on which the ceiling light is attached, and the face camera is a CMOS sensor and the CMOS sensor is used only for the visible light communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10877345
    Abstract: A light control film to be bonded to a panel member for a vehicle includes film substrates, conductive layers, and a liquid crystal layer. The conductive layers are on surfaces of the film substrates opposed to each other, respectively. The liquid crystal layer is sandwiched between conductive layers. The light control film is switchable between a first state with a first haze percentage and a second state with a second haze percentage that is lower than the first haze percentage. Each film substrate includes at least an acrylic imide layer made of acrylic imide. Each conductive layer includes a thin silver film or a copper wire mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION, TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Irie, Kanji Kobayashi, Kenji Okamoto, Nozomu Washio, Koji Mishima, Shouhei Harada, Kazushi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10876769
    Abstract: A cryocooler includes: a housing furnished with a housing bottom surface; a displacer furnished with a displacer upper surface between the housing bottom surface and which an upper gas chamber is formed, and being enabled to reciprocate axially with respect to the housing; a housing gas flow path formed in the housing and opening onto the upper gas chamber; a displacer upper gas flow path formed in the displacer and opening onto the upper gas chamber; and a gas-guiding flow channel formed in at least either the housing bottom surface or the displacer upper surface constituting a portion of the upper gas chamber, and interconnecting the housing gas flow path and the displacer upper gas flow path when the displacer is positioned at top-dead center in its axial reciprocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Yamada
  • Patent number: 10876851
    Abstract: An environment adjustment system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire environmental information of an environment related to a user, a drafting unit configured to draft an action plan to recommend to the user based on the environmental information, a transmission unit configured to transmit the action plan to the user's terminal, and a confirming unit configured to confirm whether the user has performed the action plan. When the drafting unit drafts a new action plan for another user or for the user, it drafts the new action plan using a result of the confirmation by the confirming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Iwai, Koji Yamada, Marie Ishikawa, Akinori Sato, Hiroyuki Yamada, Akira Shichi, Masanori Ishigaki, Shuji Tomura, Kenji Ito, Reiko Makino, Keisuke Ichige
  • Patent number: 10880337
    Abstract: A cyber attack information processing apparatus includes one or more memories, and one or more processors coupled to the one or more memories and the one or more processors configured to, when acquiring information regarding a first cyber attack, store the information in the one or more memories in association with reliability based on an acquisition source of the information, and when detecting that posted information related to the information is uploaded from a terminal, perform update of the reliability associated with the information in accordance with first reliability of the posted information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Yamada, Toshitaka Satomi, Ryusuke Masuoka
  • Publication number: 20200403345
    Abstract: In a connector (1), one end parts (31A) of first terminals (3A), one end parts (31B) of a plurality of second terminals (3B) and one end parts (31C) of a plurality of third terminals (3C) are arranged in parallel to each other along a first direction (D1). One end part (20C) of a third core resin portion (2C) sandwiches one end part (20A) of a first core resin portion (2A) and one end part (20B) of a second core resin portion (2B) from both sides in a second direction (D2). The one end part (20A) of the first core resin portion (2A) and the one end part (20B) of the second core resin portion (2B), and the one end part (20C) of the third core resin portion (3C) are shaped to be locked in a third direction (D3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroki YAMADA, Koji SHINODA
  • Patent number: 10870294
    Abstract: Provided is a printing apparatus including a printing head, transport rollers (sheet transport rollers) configured to sandwich and transport a medium (label sheet), a medium bending unit (bending member) configured to bend the label sheet to peel off a label from a backing sheet when the label sheet has a configuration in which the label is attached to the backing sheet, and a medium guide (sheet guide) configured to contact with one edge in a width direction of the label sheet to be bent by the bending member. The sheet transport rollers include a biasing mechanism configured to bias the label sheet in a direction intersecting a transport direction of the label sheet and also toward the sheet guide, during transport of the label sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200395496
    Abstract: Provided is a radiation detecting element that has high adhesion between electrode portions and a substrate and does not suffer from performance failures due to insufficient insulation between the electrode portions, even if a distance between the electrode portions is narrower in order to obtain a high-definition radiation drawn image. The radiation detecting element includes: a plurality of electrode portions; and an insulating portion provided between the electrode portions on a surface of a substrate made of a compound semiconductor crystal containing cadmium telluride or cadmium zinc telluride, wherein an intermediate layer containing tellurium oxide is present between each of the electrode portions and the substrate, and wherein tellurium oxide is present on an upper portion of the insulating portion, and the tellurium oxide on the upper portion of the insulating portion has a maximum thickness of 30 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei YAMADA, Koji MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20200386632
    Abstract: A gripping force measurement device includes a body portion and a plurality of pressure sensors. The plurality of pressure sensors includes at least one first sensor and two or more second sensors including pressure-sensitive surfaces oriented in the same direction. A pressure-sensitive surface of the first sensor and the pressure-sensitive surfaces of the two or more second sensors are disposed such that, when a subject pressurizes the pressure-sensitive surface of the first sensor and the pressure-sensitive surfaces of the two or more second sensors, the gripping force measurement device is grippable by the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicants: Kitagawa Industries Co., Ltd., University of Yamanashi
    Inventors: Kazuki Yamada, Yasuo Kondo, Lu Zhao, Hidetsugu Terada, Koji Makino, Takaiki Kanagawa
  • Patent number: 10855910
    Abstract: An electronic device according to a first aspect comprises an imaging device and a processor. The imaging device has a predetermined imaging region, and is configured to capture images having different focal distances. The processor is configured to execute a first process of identifying two or more focus identification regions included in a first imaging region included in the predetermined imaging region by comparing the captured images in the first imaging region, and a second process of interpolating a focal distance of a middle region not belonging to the two or more focus identification regions in the first imaging region. The second process includes a process of interpolating the focal distance of the middle region based on a focal distance of an interpolation focus region that is located inside or outside the middle region and that is one of the two or more focus identification regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Tano, Masayoshi Kondo, Yusuke Suzuki, Masaya Kawakita, Seiji Yamada, Tomohiro Hamaguchi, Koji Saijo
  • Patent number: 10846786
    Abstract: A storage battery module rental system includes a storage battery module prepared in each providing point that is dispersedly distributed and that can be rented to a user, an acquisition unit configured to acquire individual information of a plurality of the users and module information from the storage battery module, the user being a rentee candidate of the storage battery module, a determining unit configured to determine an incentive given for renting the storage battery module based on the individual information and the module information in such a way that the incentive could differ for each user; and a notifying unit configured to notify the user of the incentive determined by the determining unit for each of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Iwai, Koji Yamada, Marie Ishikawa, Akinori Sato, Masanori Ishigaki, Shuji Tomura, Shigeaki Goto, Makoto Kusakabe, Tomoki Nishi, Akira Shichi, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10836058
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing an outer blade for a hair cutting device from a material including bars that each have a shape of a rectangular stick and are arranged at predetermined intervals. The material is placed on a base. Next, a first tool having a leading end that has a gradually increasing width in a direction away from the material is used to press at least one part of each of the bars in a direction from a counter base-side first face of each of the bars toward a base-side second face of each of the bars. An edge of the first face of each of the bars is caused to project widthwise and to move toward the second face to be farther from an intermediate part of the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Omori, Katsuhiro Higuchi, Hiroyuki Naoe, Koji Yamada, Hiroaki Shimizu, Shoki Okura
  • Patent number: 10837514
    Abstract: A valve structure of a shock absorber includes a piston to which a first communication passage and a second communication passage are provided, and a load application member that applies an initial load to a first leaf valve. The initial load is applied to the first leaf valve within a range between the inside in the radial direction from a first seat part and the outside in the radial direction from an abutting part of the piston, the first seat part being positioned on the outside in the radial direction of the first communication passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kimishima, Hideki Yamada, Makoto Arano, Kenji Hibi, Koji Kawamura