Patents by Inventor Koji Yamauchi

Koji Yamauchi 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: 20190240832
    Abstract: A three-rotational-degree-of-freedom connection mechanism required for a robot that can make motion similar to a human has a simple structure, and there is no restriction on motion within a movable range. The three-rotational-degree-of-freedom connection mechanism includes a joint connecting a second member rotatably to a first member with three rotational degrees of freedom including rotation around a torsion axis, three actuators each including variable length links having a variable length, and power sources for generating force changing the lengths of variable length links and three first-member-side link attaching units provided in first member and the second-member-side link attaching units provided on the second member such that variable length links having a twisted relationship with respect to a torsion axis exist in each state within a movable range of joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru KAWAGUCHI, Hidetaka YAMAUCHI, Tomoya HATTORI, Koji HIROSE
  • Patent number: 10364218
    Abstract: A method of producing ?-caprolactam from 3-oxoadipic acid includes: step 1 of mixing at least one selected from the group consisting of 3-oxoadipic acid and salts thereof with a catalyst and a solvent in the presence of hydrogen to produce 3-hydroxyadipic acid; and step 2 of reacting the 3-hydroxyadipic acid which is a product of step 1, a salt or carboxylic acid derivative thereof, or a mixture of these with hydrogen and ammonia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Daijiro Tsukamoto, Masateru Ito, Katsushige Yamada, Kohei Yamashita, Masato Akahira, Koji Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10359735
    Abstract: A display article includes a plurality of display areas. Display areas adjacent to each other differ in at least one of an average hue, an average brightness and an average chroma and a first object to be displayed is formed by a combination of the plurality of display areas. At least one of the display areas includes a Fourier transform hologram configured to convert incident ray from a point light source or a laser light source into a second object to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoe Sato, Mitsuru Kitamura, Koji Eto, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Nobuko Oikawa
  • Publication number: 20190149151
    Abstract: A first separator that prevents a pair of electrodes from short-circuiting each other is provided on end parts of the pair of electrodes in a longitudinal direction thereof, a first molded resin part that covers the first separator is provided on an end part of an insulation tube in a longitudinal direction thereof, a part of the first separator) on one side in a direction intersecting the longitudinal direction and another part of the first separator on the other side in the direction intersecting the longitudinal direction are each exposed to outside. When the first separator is embedded in the first molded resin part through insert molding, the first separator can be supported by a lower mold and an upper mold, portions of the first separator supported by the pair of molds at this time are portions exposed to outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: MITSUHIRO OKADA, HIDEKI KUBOTA, MINORI SHODA, KOJI YAMAUCHI, YASUHIRO ORIHARA, TAKABUMI OIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190136810
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes a flange unit and a pump unit. The flange unit includes a flange main body for closing an opening formed in an upper wall of a fuel tank. The pump unit includes a joint member that is connected to the flange main body so that both components may be movable relative to each other in the vertical direction. The interval in the vertical direction between the flange main body and the joint member is restricted from going below a minimum vertical interval. The minimum interval occurs when a stand-off portion provided as part of the flange main body and a connecting plate portion provided as part of the joint member come into mutual contact with each other and abut each other in the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: AISAN KOGVO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kensuke Niwa, Koji Yoshida, Akira IIDA, Shinya Higashi, Morihiro Takemura, Hiroyasu Kariya, Tatsuki Fukui, Takuhito Fujiwara, Takeaki Morizono, Takehiro Yamauchi, Ryosuke Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20190056764
    Abstract: A connector?substrate assembly can be disposed at a position where a tip portion of the connector is inserted into a connector hole simply and at a low cost without using an additional small substrate, an additional relay cable, and the like; an electronic device; and a method for assembling the same are provided. A connector is supported so as to be slidable with respect to a substrate, from a preparation position to a mounting position, and the tip of the connector projects outwardly from a right side of an end portion of the substrate at least at the mounting position. A chassis has a connector hole in the side surface. The connector does not interfere with a frame portion of the connector hole at the preparation position and the substrate can be properly attached to the chassis. The tip of the connector enters the connector hole at the mounting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: MASAAKI BANDOH, HIROAKI KINOSHITA, FUMITAKE MIZOGUCHI, TOMOO YAMADA, OSAMU OHSAWA, KOJI YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 10196352
    Abstract: A method for selective production of ?-caprolactam, wherein a substance inducible from a biomass resource is used as a material; the reaction process is short; ammonium sulfate is not produced as a by-product; and production of by-products is suppressed; is disclosed. The method for producing ?-caprolactam comprises the step of reacting a particular compound inducible from a biomass resource, such as ?-hydromuconic acid, 3-hydroxyadipic acid, or 3-hydroxyadipic acid-3,6-lactone, or a salt thereof with hydrogen or ammonia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masateru Ito, Daijiro Tsukamoto, Kenji Kawamura, Kohei Yamashita, Masato Akahira, Katsushige Yamada, Koji Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10191510
    Abstract: A connector?substrate assembly can be disposed at a position where a tip portion of the connector is inserted into a connector hole simply and at a low cost without using an additional small substrate, an additional relay cable, and the like; an electronic device; and a method for assembling the same are provided. A connector is supported so as to be slidable with respect to a substrate, from a preparation position to a mounting position, and the tip of the connector projects outwardly from a right side of an end portion of the substrate at least at the mounting position. A chassis has a connector hole in the side surface. The connector does not interfere with a frame portion of the connector hole at the preparation position and the substrate can be properly attached to the chassis. The tip of the connector enters the connector hole at the mounting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Bandoh, Hiroaki Kinoshita, Fumitake Mizoguchi, Tomoo Yamada, Osamu Ohsawa, Koji Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20180362760
    Abstract: Provided is a molding material which includes a composite of 1 to 50 wt % of a continuous reinforcing fiber bundle (A) and 0.1 to 20 wt % of a poly(phenylene ether ether ketone) oligomer (B); and 30 to 98.9 wt % of a thermoplastic resin (C) adhering to the composite, wherein the component (B) has a melting point of not higher than 270° C. Also provided are a method for molding the molding material, a method for producing the molding material, and a method for producing a fiber-reinforced composite material. A molded article having high heat resistance and dynamic properties can be easily produced without impairing the economic efficiency and productivity during the process for producing a molding material. In addition, a fiber-reinforced composite material can be produced with more ease and high productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Naokichi Imai, Atsuki Tsuchiya, Masato Honma, Kohei Yamashita, Shunsuke Horiuchi, Koji Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10132978
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a production method that can prevent side etching and delamination of an anisotropic dye coating formed by an application process, thereby providing a polarizing element that exhibits durable performance and rugged reliability and that is less affected by a solvent or the like used in a production process after formation of the anisotropic dye coating, which leads to improved flexibility of the production process. The present invention also provides a polarizing element that includes a substrate, an anisotropic dye coating, and a resin composition layer, wherein the anisotropic dye coating and the resin composition layer are sequentially layered on the substrate, wherein the top surface and all side surfaces of the anisotropic dye coating are covered with the resin composition layer, and wherein the anisotropic dye coating and the resin composition layer are not formed on portions of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Yamauchi, Minoru Torigoe
  • Publication number: 20180272982
    Abstract: A knee protection airbag device includes: a case including a circumferential wall part surrounding a protrusion opening and extending in a front side; and an airbag cover, made by rigidity resin, covering the protrusion opening and being connected to the case. The airbag cover includes: a connection wall part which extends forward from a front side of the decorative panel, and is arranged to cover an upper side of an upper wall part on an upper side in the circumferential wall part of the case. The connection wall part includes an engaging hole. The upper wall part includes a metal engaging hook protruding upward to be inserted into the engaging hole. The airbag cover includes a shield part configured to hide the engaging hook from a visual line. The shield part is integrally formed during molding of the airbag cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: Koji YAMAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180237389
    Abstract: A method of producing ?-caprolactam from 3-oxoadipic acid includes: step 1 of mixing at least one selected from the group consisting of 3-oxoadipic acid and salts thereof with a catalyst and a solvent in the presence of hydrogen to produce 3-hydroxyadipic acid; and step 2 of reacting the 3-hydroxyadipic acid which is a product of step 1, a salt or carboxylic acid derivative thereof, or a mixture of these with hydrogen and ammonia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Daijiro Tsukamoto, Masateru Ito, Katsushige Yamada, Kohei Yamashita, Masato Akahira, Koji Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10040910
    Abstract: A heat-resistant, chemical-resistant polyphenylene sulfide block copolymer containing polyphenylene sulfide units and aromatic polyester units, wherein the polyphenylene sulfide units have a number average molecular weight in the range of 6,000 to 100,000. Provided is a polyphenylene sulfide block copolymer that overcomes the disadvantages of block copolymers including a low-molecular-weight polyphenylene sulfide segment and having poor heat resistance and chemical resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kohei Yamashita, Takeshi Unohara, Kosaku Takeuchi, Daisuke Yamamoto, Koji Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10023737
    Abstract: Provided is a molding material comprising a composite of 1 to 50 wt % of a continuous reinforcing fiber bundle (A) and 0.1 to 20 wt % of a poly (phenylene ether ether ketone) oligomer (B); and 30 to 98.9 wt % of a thermoplastic resin (C) adhering to the composite, wherein the component (B) has a melting point of not higher than 270° C. Also provided are a method for molding the molding material, a method for producing the molding material, and a method for producing a fiber-reinforced composite material. A molded article having high heat resistance and dynamic properties can be easily produced without impairing the economic efficiency and productivity during the process for producing a molding material. In addition, a fiber-reinforced composite material can be produced with more ease and high productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Naokichi Imai, Atsuki Tsuchiya, Masato Honma, Kohei Yamashita, Shunsuke Horiuchi, Koji Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10005905
    Abstract: A molding material is provided including a composite having 1 to 50 wt % of (A) a bundle of continuous reinforcing fibers and 0.1 to 40 wt % of (B) a polyarylene sulfide prepolymer or (B?) a polyarylene sulfide; and 10 to 98.9 wt % of (C) a thermoplastic resin adhered to the composite; wherein the composite further has (D) a zero-valent transition metal compound or (E) a low-valent iron compound in an amount of 0.001 to 20 mol % based on the amount of sulfur atoms contained in the component (B) or (B?). A prepreg and a method of producing a fiber-reinforced molding base material is also provided. By using the molding material according to the present invention which exhibits excellent economic efficiency and productivity, a molded article having excellent mechanical characteristics can be easily produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Naokichi Imai, Kaori Narimatsu, Masato Honma, Shunsuke Horiuchi, Koji Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10000620
    Abstract: A polyarylene sulfide resin composition containing nickel microparticles having an average particle diameter of 0.5 to 20 nm is produced by heating a cyclic polyarylene sulfide in the presence of at least one component selected from components (i), (ii) and (iii).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shu Kaiho, Shunsuke Horiuchi, Kenji Ishitake, Koji Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20180149372
    Abstract: A flow rate regulation apparatus according to one embodiment includes a main body portion including an incoming water flow path, a collar portion arranged in the main body portion and provided with a first through hole along a direction of extension of the incoming water flow path, and a valve shaft made of a resin and inserted in the first through hole, the valve shaft including a first large-diameter portion, a second large-diameter portion, and a first small-diameter portion lying between the first large-diameter portion and the second large-diameter portion and being smaller in outer diameter than the first large-diameter portion and the second large-diameter portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota KINOSHITA, Naoto KOBARI, Tadashi TAKEWAKA, Koji YAMAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170320819
    Abstract: A method for selective production of ?-caprolactam, wherein a substance inducible from a biomass resource is used as a material; the reaction process is short; ammonium sulfate is not produced as a by-product; and production of by-products is suppressed; is disclosed. The method for producing ?-caprolactam comprises the step of reacting a particular compound inducible from a biomass resource, such as ?-hydromuconic acid, 3-hydroxyadipic acid, or 3-hydroxyadipic acid-3,6-lactone, or a salt thereof with hydrogen or ammonia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masateru ITO, Daijiro TSUKAMOTO, Kenji KAWAMURA, Kohei YAMASHITA, Masato AKAHIRA, Katsushige YAMADA, Koji YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 9796850
    Abstract: A reactive functional group-containing polyarylene sulfide resin composition having a narrow polydispersity and a low gas generation amount is manufactured by mixing a polyarylene sulfide resin (a) and a polyarylene sulfide resin (b), wherein the polyarylene sulfide (a) has a weight reduction ratio ?Wr of not higher than 0.18% under heating and an increase rate of melt viscosity of less than 1.05 times by addition of a reactive compound (c) having a reactive group relative to melt viscosity prior to addition of the reactive compound (c), and the polyarylene sulfide (b) has the weight reduction ratio ?Wr of not higher than 0.18% under heating and the increase rate of melt viscosity of not less than 1.05 times by addition of the reactive compound (c) having the reactive group relative to melt viscosity prior to addition of the reactive compound (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Akinori Kanomata, Shunsuke Horiuchi, Shu Kaiho, Koji Yamauchi
  • Patent number: D852859
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Kawaguchi, Hidetaka Yamauchi, Tomoya Hattori, Koji Hirose