Patents by Inventor Kunihiko Yoshida

Kunihiko Yoshida 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: 10433711
    Abstract: There are provided a connector of which manufacture and maintenance are easy and an endoscope system. A connector is a connector for an endoscope that is connected to a light source device. The connector includes a light guide part that guides illumination light, a wireless communication unit that wirelessly communicates with the light source device, a wireless power receiving unit that wirelessly receives power supplied from the light source device, and a housing that is formed in a flat shape in which a horizontal length is longer than a vertical length in a connection posture where the connector is connected to the light source device. The light guide part, the wireless communication unit, and the wireless power receiving unit are provided on a front surface of the housing, which faces the light source device, so as to be lined up in a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ogura, Kimitake Fukushima, Kazuyoshi Hara, Kunihiko Tanaka, Koji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10429757
    Abstract: A toner comprising a toner particle that contains a binder resin and a release agent, wherein the toner particle has a surface layer that contains an organosilicon polymer and the luminance histogram of a backscattered electron image of the toner particle has two peak values P1 and P2 and a minimum value V between P1 and P2, P2 originates from the organosilicon polymer, and the luminance giving P1 and P2 are in specific ranges, percentages for P1 and P2 are each at least 0.50%, and using the luminance Bl at V as a reference point, specific relationships are satisfied by A1, AV, and A2, where A1 is the total number of pixels at luminance from 0 to (Bl?30 ), AV is the total number of pixels at luminance from (Bl?29 ) to (Bl+29 ), and A2 is the total number of pixels at luminance from (Bl+30 ) to 255.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sara Yoshida, Shinsuke Mochizuki, Tsuneyoshi Tominaga, Kenta Kamikura, Tsutomu Shimano, Kentaro Yamawaki, Akane Masumoto, Tomonori Matsunaga, Kunihiko Nakamura, Toshihiko Katakura, Shiro Kuroki
  • Publication number: 20190235406
    Abstract: A toner comprising a binder resin and a colorant, wherein the toner has a Martens hardness, as measured at a maximum load condition of 2.0×10?4 N, of from 200 MPa to 1,100 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Kentaro Yamawaki, Akane Masumoto, Tomonori Matsunaga, Kunihiko Nakamura, Sara Yoshida, Shinsuke Mochizuki, Tsuneyoshi Tominaga, Kenta Kamikura, Tsutomu Shimano, Toshihiko Katakura, Shiro Kuroki
  • Patent number: 10303074
    Abstract: A toner comprising a binder resin and a colorant, wherein the toner has a Martens hardness, as measured at a maximum load condition of 2.0×10?4 N, of from 200 MPa to 1,100 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Yamawaki, Akane Masumoto, Tomonori Matsunaga, Kunihiko Nakamura, Sara Yoshida, Shinsuke Mochizuki, Tsuneyoshi Tominaga, Kenta Kamikura, Tsutomu Shimano, Toshihiko Katakura, Shiro Kuroki
  • Patent number: 10294991
    Abstract: A linear motion guide unit prevents damage to a corner portion of an end surface of a carriage resulting from high-speed rolling of the rolling elements, and eliminates the need for strict dimensional management of facing end surfaces of the carriage and a spacer. A crowning is formed at an end portion of the carriage, and an R chamfered portion is formed at a corner of an end surface of the carriage. An R chamfered portion is formed at a corner of the end surface of the spacer. The R chamfered portions define a valley portion between the facing surfaces of the carriage and the spacer. The rolling elements roll above the valley portion while striding it to thereby be prevented from colliding against the corner portion of the end surface of the carriage, whereby damage to the corner portion of the end surface of the carriage can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON THOMPSON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Kito, Kentaro Narita, Masaharu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9867380
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting out noodle can prevent damage to scraping teeth of a scraper and prevent noodle threads from being caught at a fixing position of the scraper. The apparatus includes a housing, a first roller having a first receiving portion, a second roller having a second receiving portion, a first scraper secured at a first fixing position and having first scraping teeth inserted in the first receiving portion, a second scraper having second scraping teeth, a third scraper secured at a second secured position and having third scraping teeth, and a fourth scraper having fourth scraping teeth. The first and third scrapers include first and second transfer holes, respectively. The first fixing position is located more outwardly in a horizontally outward direction than a second tooth tip, and the third fixing position is located more outwardly in the horizontally outward direction than a fourth tooth tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yoshida, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Tatsuo Yamaya, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9723862
    Abstract: A multilayer structure instant noodle which is manufactured through steps in which an inner layer noodle sheet is sandwiched between outer layer noodle sheets such that these noodle sheets are combined to form a single noodle sheet, the single noodle sheet is flat-rolled so as to form noodle lines, and the noodle lines are gelatinized and dried, and a blending amount of salt in the inner layer noodle sheet is higher than a blending amount of salt in the outer layer noodle sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Hirano, Kunihiko Yoshida, Takeshi Asahina, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9468228
    Abstract: Provided is a bundle of fresh noodles which become less-wavy, straight noodles when the instant noodles are cooked with hot water, while maintaining an existing manufacturing line as much as possible. The noodle strings are stacked on a conveyor such that adjacent noodle strings are in a non-parallel state and each noodle string bends to have a substantially spiral shape. The plurality of noodle strings are arranged to overlap one another and form a substantially flat bundle of noodle strings. Each of the noodle strings forming fresh noodles bends and repeatedly forms loops on the conveyor. The loops are arranged to be sequentially shifted in a direction opposite a conveyance direction of the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yoshida, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150257418
    Abstract: A multilayer structure instant noodle which is manufactured through steps in which an inner layer noodle sheet is sandwiched between outer layer noodle sheets such that these noodle sheets are combined to form a single noodle sheet, the single noodle sheet is flat-rolled so as to form noodle lines, and the noodle lines are gelatinized and dried, and a blending amount of salt in the inner layer noodle sheet is higher than a blending amount of salt in the outer layer noodle sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Nissin Foods Holdings Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Hirano, Kunihiko Yoshida, Takeshi Asahina, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8968813
    Abstract: Instant noodles are produced, which have an excellent reconstitution property, can be reconstituted by pouring of boiling water even if the noodles are thicker than before, and have excellent taste and texture. The instant noodles are produced by: making raw noodle strings each having a multilayer structure including three or more layers; spraying superheated steam to the raw noodle strings; gelatinizing the noodle strings to which the superheated steam has been sprayed; and drying the noodle strings which have been gelatinized. It is preferable to gelatinize the noodle strings by spraying the superheated steam to the noodle strings, supplying moisture in liquid form to the noodle strings, and further heating the noodle strings by using the superheated steam and/or saturated steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rintaro Takahashi, Yuji Ishii, Kunihiko Yoshida, Takeshi Asahina, Shunsuke Sakai, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140030406
    Abstract: Provided is a bundle of fresh noodles which become less-wavy, straight noodles when the instant noodles are cooked with hot water, while maintaining an existing manufacturing line as much as possible. The noodle strings are stacked on a conveyor such that adjacent noodle strings are in a non-parallel state and each noodle string bends to have a substantially spiral shape. The plurality of noodle strings are arranged to overlap one another and form a substantially flat bundle of noodle strings. Each of the noodle strings forming fresh noodles bends and repeatedly forms loops on the conveyor. The loops are arranged to be sequentially shifted in a direction opposite a conveyance direction of the conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: c/o NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yoshida, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8597707
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing instant noodles which have an excellent reconstitution property and excellent taste and texture and can be reconstituted by pouring boiling water even if the noodles are thicker than before. In the method for producing the instant noodles, a noodle belt is extremely strongly rolled out once or more at a rolling rate of 60% or higher in a noodle belt rolling step, raw noodle strings are obtained from the noodle belt, superheated steam is sprayed to the obtained raw noodle strings, moisture is supplied or not supplied to the noodle strings, the noodle strings are steamed by saturated steam or superheated steam or are boiled to realize gelatinization, and the noodle strings are dried after the gelatinization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Ishii, Kunihiko Yoshida, Rintaro Takahashi, Takeshi Asahina, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20120288607
    Abstract: Instant noodles are produced, which have an excellent reconstitution property, can be reconstituted by pouring of boiling water even if the noodles are thicker than before, and have excellent taste and texture. The instant noodles are produced by: making raw noodle strings each having a multilayer structure including three or more layers; spraying superheated steam to the raw noodle strings; gelatinizing the noodle strings to which the superheated steam has been sprayed; and drying the noodle strings which have been gelatinized. It is preferable to gelatinize the noodle strings by spraying the superheated steam to the noodle strings, supplying moisture in liquid form to the noodle strings, and further heating the noodle strings by using the superheated steam and/or saturated steam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rintaro Takahashi, Yuji Ishii, Kunihiko Yoshida, Takeshi Asahina, Shunsuke Sakai, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20120207897
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing instant noodles which have an excellent reconstitution property and excellent taste and texture and can be reconstituted by pouring boiling water even if the noodles are thicker than before. In the method for producing the instant noodles, a noodle belt is extremely strongly rolled out once or more at a rolling rate of 60% or higher in a noodle belt rolling step, raw noodle strings are obtained from the noodle belt, superheated steam is sprayed to the obtained raw noodle strings, moisture is supplied or not supplied to the noodle strings, the noodle strings are steamed by saturated steam or superheated steam or are boiled to realize gelatinization, and the noodle strings are dried after the gelatinization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Ishii, Kunihiko Yoshida, Rintaro Takahashi, Takeshi Asahina, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8236363
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing instant noodles having fresh noodle-like texture and flavor and having an excellent reconstitution property even if the noodles are thick. In the present invention, superheated steam flow is directly sprayed to raw noodle strings for 5 to 50 seconds such that a temperature of superheated steam to which surfaces of the noodle strings are exposed becomes 125 to 220° C., the noodle strings are supplied with moisture using water or hot water, the noodle strings are further steamed by directly spraying the superheated steam flow to the noodle strings for 5 to 50 seconds and/or steamed by using non-superheated steam, and the noodle strings are dried to produce the instant noodles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Kunihiko Yoshida, Rintaro Takahashi, Yusuke Wada, Shinji Matsuo, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110138979
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting out noodle is provided, which can prevent damage to scraping teeth of a scraper and prevent noodle threads from being caught at a fixing position of the scraper. The apparatus includes a housing, a first roller having a first receiving portion, a second roller having a second receiving portion, a first scraper secured at a first fixing position and having first scraping teeth inserted in the first receiving portion, a second scraper having second scraping teeth, a third scraper secured at a second secured position and having third scraping teeth, and a fourth scraper having fourth scraping teeth. The first and third scrapers include first and second transfer holes, respectively. The first fixing position is located more outwardly in HX direction than a second tooth tip, and the third fixing position is located more outwardly in HX direction than a fourth tooth tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yoshida, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Tatsuo Yamaya, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110129582
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing instant noodles having fresh noodle-like texture and flavor and having an excellent reconstitution property even if the noodles are thick. In the present invention, superheated steam flow is directly sprayed to raw noodle strings for 5 to 50 seconds such that a temperature of superheated steam to which surfaces of the noodle strings are exposed becomes 125 to 220° C., the noodle strings are supplied with moisture using water or hot water, the noodle strings are further steamed by directly spraying the superheated steam flow to the noodle strings for 5 to 50 seconds and/or steamed by using non-superheated steam, and the noodle strings are dried to produce the instant noodles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Kunihiko Yoshida, Rintaro Takahashi, Yusuke Wada, Shinji Matsuo, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110086153
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a bundle of fresh noodles useful as ingredient noodles of instant noodles which become less-wavy, straight noodles when the instant noodles are cooked with hot water, while maintaining an existing manufacturing line as much as possible and without using any special additive. A noodle dough is caused to pass through between a pair of cutting blade rolls to form a plurality of noodle strings. The noodle strings are stacked on a conveyor such that adjacent noodle strings are in a non-parallel state and each noodle string bends to have a substantially spiral shape. The plurality of noodle strings are arranged to overlap one another and form a substantially flat bundle of noodle strings. Each of the noodle strings forming fresh noodles bends and repeatedly forms loops on the conveyor. The loops are arranged to be sequentially shifted in a direction opposite a conveyance direction of the conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yoshida, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Patent number: D865961
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiko Tanaka, Koji Yoshida
  • Patent number: D865962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiko Tanaka, Koji Yoshida