Patents by Inventor Kouichi Shimizu

Kouichi Shimizu 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: 10525530
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shaping apparatus includes a shaping table 31, a squeegee 32, a sintering device, a cutting device, transport pathways 4 through which metal powder and fumes that have been discharged to the outer side of a shaping tank 1 after cutting with the cutting device, and metal powder that has been discharged to the outer side of a chamber 2 surrounding the shaping tank 1 without forming part of the laminated layer, are transported to a sifter 5 located at the top of a powder tank 6, and supply devices for inert gas that does not react with the metal powder at an inlet 40 of each transport pathway 4, so as to suppress oxidation of metal powder in the transport pathway for collected metal powder and fumes, and also dust explosion due to sudden oxidation of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Matsuura Machinery Corp.
    Inventors: Kouichi Amaya, Toshihiko Kato, Tetsushi Midorikawa, Mitsuyoshi Yoshida, Kazuhiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10524652
    Abstract: In an imaging system, vascular tomographic images and vascular fluoroscopic images which each include a plurality of frames are collected. A position of an image of the probe included in each of the frames of the fluoroscopic images is acquired. The frame of the fluoroscopic image and the frame of the tomographic image which is taken at substantially the same time as the frame of the fluoroscopic image are displayed at the same time. A position of a blood vessel designated by a user is acquired from the displayed frame of the fluoroscopic image. The frame of the fluoroscopic image which includes the image of the probe at a position closer to the position of the blood vessel designated by the user is displayed at the same time as the frame of the tomographic image which is taken at substantially the same time as the frame of the fluoroscopic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hijiri Shimizu, Kouichi Inoue, Junya Furuichi
  • Publication number: 20190339780
    Abstract: A touch panel and a display apparatus include a backlight apparatus serving as a supporting substrate, a transparent protective plate that is arranged spaced apart from the backlight apparatus and includes an operating surface on an opposite side of the backlight apparatus; a plurality of vibrators for vibrating the transparent protective plate; and a resilient supporting member arranged between the backlight apparatus and the transparent protective plate to support the transparent protective plate and extend and contract diagonally across a thickness direction of the transparent protective plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi NAGASAKI, Takashi SHIMIZU, Fumiaki NAKAO
  • Patent number: 10400643
    Abstract: An oil supply path passes through members separate from a cylinder head (4) to supply a lubricant to bearings (73, 74) of camshaft journals. The oil supply path includes an oil supply passage (66) for the camshaft above the camshaft (19, 20), a connection passage (64) for the camshaft between the oil supply passage for the camshaft and an internal passage (61, 62) in the cylinder head (4), and branch oil passages (68) for the camshaft journals. Each branch oil passage branches off from the oil supply passage for the camshaft, and is connected to one of the bearings (73, 74) from above. Each of the branch passages includes a throttle (168) with a smaller cross-sectional flow area than the oil supply passage for the camshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kashiwabara, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Yasushi Nakahara, Kouichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10384381
    Abstract: When a plurality of striped molded products are molded at a time, the molded products having a striped pattern and an outstanding design property are obtained by preventing part of molten resins from being unevenly distributed in an inappropriate manner when being fed into a cavity of a metal mold. A hot runner nozzle is provided with a first resin flow path and a plurality of second resin flow paths. The first flow path has a funnel section which continues with a nozzle gate at a centripetal position and which allows a first molten resin to be gathered at the centripetal position of the funnel section so as to feed the resin into the nozzle gate. The second resin flow paths have a plurality of corresponding discharge ports facing and communicating with the funnel section of the first resin flow path, each of the discharge ports being disposed around the centripetal position, so that the second molten resin different from the first molten resin is fed into the funnel section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Nissei Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Takeuchi, Minoru Yamazaki, Yoshiharu Yanagimachi, Kouichi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190239371
    Abstract: A cover (1) closes an opening portion of a case (2). The opening portion is formed of resin and belonging to the case (2). The cover (1) includes a resin member (10) having a frame portion having a shape corresponding to the opening portion, a metal member (20) provided in the resin member (10) and closing a hollow place defined by the frame portion, and a watertight member (30) sealing a contact place between the resin member (10) and the metal member (20). The resin member (10) and the metal member (20), in the contact place, define a concave portion by standing a pair of wall portions (11, 13) belonging to the resin member (10) erectly on the metal member (20). The watertight member (30) is provided inside the concave portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Isanori Shimizu, Kouichi Ooyama, Masakuni Samejima, Takeo Koga
  • Publication number: 20190063376
    Abstract: Substances in external EGR gas are smoothly guided to a combustion chamber. An intake passage includes: a main intake passage including intake ports and communicating with a combustion chamber and having a supercharger interposed in the main intake passage; and a bypass passage branching off from the main intake passage upstream of the supercharger, and connected downstream of the supercharger; a flow rage adjustment valve changing a cross-sectional flow area of the bypass passage. The bypass passage is provided above the main intake passage, and includes an upper passage to which an EGR passage is connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidesaku EBESU, Kouichi SHIMIZU, Ryotaro NISHIDA
  • Patent number: 10119439
    Abstract: A blow-by gas recirculating apparatus includes: an oil separator provided to a side surface of a cylinder block at one side of an engine; a communication part providing communication between a blow-by gas outlet port of the oil separator and an intake manifold; and a PCV valve. The PCV valve is provided to the intake manifold, and the communication part is connected to the PCV valve. The PCV valve provided to the intake manifold is positioned above the blow-by gas outlet port of the oil separator with the engine mounted on a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kashiwabara, Kouichi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20180274407
    Abstract: An oil supply path passes through members separate from a cylinder head (4) to supply a lubricant to bearings (73, 74) of camshaft journals. The oil supply path includes an oil supply passage (66) for the camshaft above the camshaft (19, 20), a connection passage (64) for the camshaft between the oil supply passage for the camshaft and an internal passage (61, 62) in the cylinder head (4), and branch oil passages (68) for the camshaft journals. Each branch oil passage branches off from the oil supply passage for the camshaft, and is connected to one of the bearings (73, 74) from above. Each of the branch passages includes a throttle (168) with a smaller cross-sectional flow area than the oil supply passage for the camshaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KASHIWABARA, Tsuyoshi YAMAMOTO, Yasushi NAKAHARA, Kouichi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 9725089
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes an input unit configured to receive plural requests for a physical amount to be controlled in a vehicle; a judgment unit configured to judge whether or not a degree of priority of each of the received requests is high: a second mediation unit configured to, when there are plural requests whose degrees of priority are judged not to be high, mediate these plural requests to determine a control target value (Rm); a transfer unit configured to, when there is a request whose degree of priority is judged to be high, transfer this request as the control target value; and an output unit configured to output the control target value transferred from the transfer unit or determined by the second mediation unit to a VDC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Tashiro, Makoto Uemura, Kouichi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20170152777
    Abstract: A blow-by gas recirculating apparatus includes: an oil separator provided to a side surface of a cylinder block at one side of an engine; a communication part providing communication between a blow-by gas outlet port of the oil separator and an intake manifold; and a PCV valve. The PCV valve is provided to the intake manifold, and the communication part is connected to the PCV valve. The PCV valve provided to the intake manifold is positioned above the blow-by gas outlet port of the oil separator with the engine mounted on a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KASHIWABARA, Kouichi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 9381689
    Abstract: At a filling termination stage when performing multi-layer molding by means of a hot runner nozzle, an intermediate layer in a multi-layer molded article is prevented from being formed in a shape causing the intermediate layer to enter into a sprue in a portion of a mold cavity in a mold corresponding to the sprue. The multi-layer molded article with no intermediate layer being exposed in a sprue cut portion can be therefore obtained. In this manner, a diameter of a discharge port opening and closing mechanism part for opening and closing the resin discharge ports in the shut pin is made different from a diameter of a nozzle gate opening and closing mechanism part configured of the projection for pushing out the molten resin in the nozzle gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nissei Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Takeuchi, Minoru Yamazaki, Kouichi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20160082961
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes an input unit configured to receive plural requests for a physical amount to be controlled in a vehicle; a judgment unit configured to judge whether or not a degree of priority of each of the received requests is high: a second mediation unit configured to, when there are plural requests whose degrees of priority are judged not to be high, mediate these plural requests to determine a control target value (Rm); a transfer unit configured to, when there is a request whose degree of priority is judged to be high, transfer this request as the control target value; and an output unit configured to output the control target value transferred from the transfer unit or determined by the second mediation unit to a VDC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Takanori TASHIRO, Makoto UEMURA, Kouichi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20150079321
    Abstract: When a plurality of striped molded products are molded at a time, the molded products having a striped pattern and an outstanding design property are obtained by preventing part of molten resins from being unevenly distributed in an inappropriate manner when being fed into a cavity of a metal mold. A hot runner nozzle is provided with a first resin flow path and a plurality of second resin flow paths. The first flow path has a funnel section which continues with a nozzle gate at a centripetal position and which allows a first molten resin to be gathered at the centripetal position of the funnel section so as to feed the resin into the nozzle gate. The second resin flow paths have a plurality of corresponding discharge ports facing and communicating with the funnel section of the first resin flow path, each of the discharge ports being disposed around the centripetal position, so that the second molten resin different from the first molten resin is fed into the funnel section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuhiko TAKEUCHI, Minoru YAMAZAKI, Yoshiharu YANAGIMACHI, Kouichi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20150014878
    Abstract: At a filling termination stage when performing multi-layer molding by means of a hot runner nozzle, an intermediate layer in a multi-layer molded article is prevented from being formed in a shape causing the intermediate layer to enter into a sprue in a portion of a mold cavity in a mold corresponding to the sprue. The multi-layer molded article with no intermediate layer being exposed in a sprue cut portion can be therefore obtained. In this manner, a diameter of a discharge port opening and closing mechanism part for opening and closing the resin discharge ports in the shut pin is made different from a diameter of a nozzle gate opening and closing mechanism part configured of the projection for pushing out the molten resin in the nozzle gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuhiko TAKEUCHI, Minoru YAMAZAKI, Kouichi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 8109578
    Abstract: Bolt holes 23 are provided for press fitting and securing bolts 5 for mounting a brake rotor 4 to a flange 22 of a hub wheel. Each bolt hole 23 includes widening portions 28a, 28b, which are tapered to widen from the center portion of the bolt hole 23 toward a brake rotor mounting surface 25 of the flange 22. The widening portions 28a, 28b are formed by two tapered surfaces having different taper angles with respect to the axis of the bolt hole 23 from an opening rim of the bolt hole toward the inside. The taper angle of an outer tapered surface connected to the opening rim is greater than the taper angle of an inner tapered surface connected to the outer tapered surface. In machining the hub wheel 2 configured as described above, the brake rotor mounting surface 25 is finished after machining the bolt holes 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Fujiwara, Kouichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7738642
    Abstract: A call agent (CA) connects a IP telephone and a public switching telephone on the basis of a called-destination telephone number which corresponds to received reverse-charging service number from the IP telephone; a reverse-charging service control apparatus causes an exchange to stop charging; the CA and the reverse-charging service control apparatus calculate a charging information items, respectively; and generate a fee information by setting a charged party information so that a sum of fees in an IP network and a public switching telephone network may be charged to the called-destination telephone number, and transmit the fee information to an IP/PSTN charging management apparatus on a called destination side; and generate other fee information so that a fee in the network on a call origination side may be charged to a business company of called destination, and transmit the fee information to the apparatus on a call origination side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Honda, Satoshi Matsuhashi, Kouichi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20100026081
    Abstract: Bolt holes 23 are provided for press fitting and securing bolts 5 for mounting a brake rotor 4 to a flange 22 of a hub wheel. Each bolt hole 23 includes widening portions 28a, 28b, which are tapered to widen from the center portion of the bolt hole 23 toward a brake rotor mounting surface 25 of the flange 22. The widening portions 28a, 28b are formed by two tapered surfaces having different taper angles with respect to the axis of the bolt hole 23 from an opening rim of the bolt hole toward the inside. The taper angle of an outer tapered surface connected to the opening rim is greater than the taper angle of an inner tapered surface connected to the outer tapered surface. In machining the hub wheel 2 configured as described above, the brake rotor mounting surface 25 is finished after machining the bolt holes 23.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Yosuke Fujiwara, Kouichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7634344
    Abstract: In a driving force control apparatus for an automotive vehicle employing an engine that drives a main drive wheel, a generator driven by the engine, and a motor driven by an electric power output generated by the generator to drive a subsidiary drive wheel, a subsidiary-drive-wheel acceleration slip estimation circuitry is provided to estimate a subsidiary-drive-wheel acceleration slip rate. An electric power output suppression circuitry is provided to suppress the electric power output of the generator when the estimated subsidiary-drive-wheel acceleration slip rate exceeds a predetermined slip rate. Also provided is a subsidiary-drive-wheel acceleration-slip period engine output torque reduction circuitry that reduces an engine output torque responsively to suppressing the electric power output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rei Masuda, Kouichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7529608
    Abstract: A drive control device is provided with a determining section and a voltage increasing section. The determining section determines if the actual acceleration is deficient in comparison with the acceleration requested by the driver or if the generator output is deficient in comparison with the acceleration requested by the driver. The voltage increasing section increases the voltage supplied to the electric generator from a vehicle mounted electric power source when the determining section determines that the actual acceleration or the generator output is deficient. As a result, the generator output deficiency is eliminated and the required motor torque is produced, thereby enabling the vehicle to start into motion appropriately in accordance with the acceleration requested by the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouichi Shimizu