Patents by Inventor Kunio Suzuki

Kunio Suzuki 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: 20200374147
    Abstract: A control method for controlling a device that includes a plurality of communication modules including a long-distance communication module that is a communication module for long-distance wireless communication and a short-distance communication module that is a communication module for short-distance wireless communication, the device being capable of being connected through each of the plurality of communication modules to a server that manages the device, the control method includes: receiving information necessary to the short-distance wireless communication by the short-distance communication module, when the long-distance communication module and the short-distance communication module are not operating; determining whether the information satisfies a condition indicating that the information received in the receiving is sufficient for a first connection to the server using the short-distance communication module; and causing the long-distance communication module to start operating, when it is determi
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoki OGAWA, Mitsuki YAMADA, Masayuki KOZUKA, Kunio GOBARA, Yoshishige YOSHIKAWA, Shinya NAKAI, Junya SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10790490
    Abstract: A battery includes: an electrode body; and a battery can housing the electrode body and having a bottom portion. The bottom portion has an arc-shaped groove. An opening angle of the groove with respect to a center of the bottom portion is 0.5 degrees or more and 56 degrees or less. A ratio of an inner diameter of the groove with respect to an outer diameter of the bottom portion is 44% or more and 77% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Sodeyama, Masafumi Umekawa, Kazunori Noguchi, Takao Mori, Kazuhiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200243822
    Abstract: A battery includes: an electrode body; and a battery can housing the electrode body and having a bottom portion. The bottom portion has an arc-shaped groove. An opening angle of the groove with respect to a center of the bottom portion is 0.5 degrees or more and 56 degrees or less. A ratio of an inner diameter of the groove with respect to an outer diameter of the bottom portion is 44% or more and 77% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kunio SODEYAMA, Masafumi UMEKAWA, Kazunori NOGUCHI, Takao MORI, Kazuhiko SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200232060
    Abstract: High strength steel sheet having a tensile strength of 800 MPa or more comprising a middle part in sheet thickness and a soft surface layer arranged at one side or both sides of the middle part in sheet thickness, wherein each soft surface layer has a thickness of more than 10 ?m and 30% or less of the sheet thickness, the soft surface layer has an average Vickers hardness of 0.60 time or less the average Vickers hardness of the sheet thickness ½ position, and the soft surface layer has a nano-hardness standard deviation of 0.8 or less is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya NAKANO, Yuya SUZUKI, Genki ABUKAWA, Kunio HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200190289
    Abstract: A rubber composition for a tennis ball includes a base rubber and a high-flatness filler. The high-flatness filler has an average particle diameter D50 of not less than 1 ?m and not greater than 50 ?m. A degree of flatness DL is not less than 40 and not greater than 200. An amount of the high-flatness filler per 100 parts by weight of the base rubber is not less than 5 parts by weight and not greater than 100 parts by weight. A ratio (E2/E1) of a tensile elastic modulus E2 in a tensile strain range from 70% to 100% to a tensile elastic modulus E1 in a tensile strain range from 10% to 30%, of a vulcanized rubber obtained by vulcanizing the rubber composition, is not less than 0.60 and less than 1.00. The tennis ball includes a hollow core formed from the rubber composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiko HYODO, Masanori TAGUCHI, Kazuyoshi SHIGA, Fumiya SUZUKI, Hiroaki TANAKA, Kunio NIWA
  • Publication number: 20200187107
    Abstract: A device includes: N communication modules, a selector that selects one communication module, an obtainer that obtains a reception strength of a signal, a generator that generates an image that includes 2N display regions associated with the N communication modules in order of communication speed from slower to faster per two display regions counted from a reference position along one direction, and a display. The generator generates, as the image, an image displaying (i) a graphic of a first type in, among the two display regions associated with the one communication module, more display regions counted from proximity to the reference position along the one direction, with an increase in the reception strength of the one communication module, and (ii) the graphic of the first type in each of two display regions associated with a communication module that communicates at a slower speed than the one communication module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoki OGAWA, Mitsuki YAMADA, Masayuki KOZUKA, Kunio GOBARA, Yoshishige YOSHIKAWA, Shinya NAKAI, Junya SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200177445
    Abstract: A device management method executed in a server communicatively connected, via a network, to a plurality of devices and a first operation device associated with a first user identifier identifying a first user, includes: receiving, from the first operation device, a request to associate the first user identifier and a first device identifier identifying a first device among the plurality of devices; and when, in correspondence information stored in a storage device and including device identifiers identifying devices associated with user identifiers identifying users, (i) the first device identifier is associated with a second user identifier different from the first user identifier and (ii) the first user identifier is associated with a second device identifier identifying a second device different from the first device among the plurality of devices, storing the second device identifier and the second user identifier in association with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya YAMAMOTO, Masayuki KOZUKA, Kunio GOBARA, Shinya NAKAI, Mitsuki YAMADA, Tomoki OGAWA, Junya SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200169429
    Abstract: A device management system includes: a server communicatively connected to a network; a base station for long-distance wireless communication that is communicatively connected to the network; and a device that is communicatively connected to the base station and transmits, to the server via the base station, state information indicating a state of the device. The server receives the state information from the device, generates notification information in accordance with the received state information, and transmits the generated notification information to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Junya SUZUKI, Shinya NAKAI, Mitsuki YAMADA, Masayuki KOZUKA, Kunio GOBARA, Masaya YAMAMOTO, Tomoki OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200157321
    Abstract: A rubber composition for a tennis ball includes a base rubber and a filler having a degree of flatness DL of not less than 50, the degree of flatness DL being obtained by dividing an average particle diameter D50 (?m) of the filler by an average thickness T (?m) of the filler. An amount of the filler per 100 parts by weight of the base rubber is not less than 1 part by weight and not greater than 150 parts by weight. A gas permeability coefficient GPS and a loss tangent tan ?S of the rubber composition and a gas permeability coefficient GPL and a loss tangent tan ?L of a rubber composition obtained by replacing the filler with kaolin clay having a degree of flatness DL of 20 satisfy (1): GPL/GPS?1.02 and (2): |tan ?L?tan ?S|?0.03. A tennis ball 2 includes a core 4 formed using the rubber composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiko HYODO, Masanori TAGUCHI, Kazuyoshi SHIGA, Hiroaki TANAKA, Kunio NIWA, Fumiya SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200141794
    Abstract: A vibration sensor in one aspect of the present invention includes a vibration detection element that has a sheet-shaped piezoelectric element and a pair of electrodes superposed on a front side and a rear side of the piezoelectric element, and a rear surface side gel layer superposed on a side where the vibration detection element faces a surface of a living body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Kunio HIYAMA, Yuki UEYA, Ichiro FUTOHASHI, Katsunori SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200109318
    Abstract: An aqueous adhesive for a tennis ball includes rubber latex and a sulfenamide-based vulcanization accelerator. When a solid content in the aqueous adhesive is measured at a temperature of 150° C. by a curelastometer, a 10% torque time t10 is preferably not shorter than 3 minutes and preferably not longer than 15 minutes, and a ratio (t10/t90) of the 10% torque time t10 to a 90% torque time t90 is preferably not less than 0.60 and preferably not greater than 0.95. A tennis ball includes a hollow core obtained by two semi-spherical half cores being adhered by using the aqueous adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiko HYODO, Masanori TAGUCHI, Hiroaki TANAKA, Kazuyoshi SHIGA, Fumiya SUZUKI, Kohei MIMURA, Kunio NIWA
  • Publication number: 20200010919
    Abstract: High strength steel sheet having a tensile strength of 800 MPa or more comprising a middle part in sheet thickness and a soft surface layer arranged at one side or both sides of the middle part in sheet thickness, wherein each soft surface layer has a thickness of more than 10 ?M and 30% or less of the sheet thickness, the soft surface layer has an average Vickers hardness of more than 0.60 time and 0.90 time or less the average Vickers hardness of the sheet thickness 1/2 position, and the soft surface layer has a nano-hardness standard deviation of 0.8 or less is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya SUZUKI, Katsuya NAKANO, Genki ABUKAWA, Kunio HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190221852
    Abstract: When a short circuit occurs in a lithium-ion secondary battery, a short circuit current is reduced to suppress temperature rise of the battery. In order to solve the above problem, a lithium-ion battery of the present invention includes an electrode having a mixture layer and a heat resistant layer disposed on the mixture layer and containing ceramic particles. The heat resistant layer includes a crosslinked resin, and the amount of the crosslinked resin is less than 10% by weight with respect to the sum of the amount of the ceramic particles and the amount of the crosslinked resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Katsunori NISHIMURA, Shuichi SUZUKI, Osamu KUBOTA, Kunio FUKUCHI, Motonari KIFUNE, Takuro TSUNAKI
  • Patent number: 10296803
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image display apparatus includes a detection unit, a generation unit, and a display control unit. The detection unit detects areas to be focused in an input image. The generation unit generates a sub image by performing correction for improving visibility on an image of the detected area. The correction includes at least one of size correction for adjusting size of the image of the area, color correction for adjusting color of the image of the area, and distortion correction for transforming the image of the area so as to be an image acquired by viewing the image of the area from the front side. The display control unit displays the generated sub image on a display device together with the input image in a form that accompanies a screen representation representing a correspondence relation with the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Hamada, Kunio Osada, Isao Mihara, Yojiro Tonouchi, Kaoru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9108388
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electromagnetic wave absorbent which exhibits high electromagnetic wave absorption performance over a wide band. The electromagnetic wave absorbent contains a conductive fiber sheet which is obtained by coating a fiber sheet base with a conductive polymer and has a surface resistivity within a specific range. The conductive fiber sheet is formed by impregnating a fiber sheet base such as a nonwoven fabric with an aqueous oxidant solution that contains a dopant, and then bringing the resulting fiber sheet base into contact with a gaseous monomer for a conductive polymer, so that the monomer is oxidatively polymerized thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: TAYCA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Egami, Kunio Suzuki, Takao Tsuduki
  • Patent number: 9078601
    Abstract: An anterior segment measuring apparatus includes: a light projecting optical system for forming a light section on an anterior segment; a light receiving optical system for obtaining a cross-sectional image of the anterior segment by scattering of the light section at the anterior segment; a displacement detection unit for detecting displacement in a direction orthogonal to the light section between the position where the actual cross-sectional image is acquired and the position of the expected cross-sectional image; and a controller for forming the cross-sectional image of the anterior segment, processing the cross-sectional image to measure the anterior segment, and correcting a measurement result for the anterior segment based on a detection result by the displacement detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunio Suzuki, Noriji Kawai, Masakazu Endo
  • Publication number: 20130021577
    Abstract: An anterior segment measuring apparatus includes: a light projecting optical system for forming a light section on an anterior segment; a light receiving optical system for obtaining a cross-sectional image of the anterior segment by scattering of the light section at the anterior segment; a displacement detection unit for detecting displacement in a direction orthogonal to the light section between the position where the actual cross-sectional image is acquired and the position of the expected cross-sectional image; and a controller for forming the cross-sectional image of the anterior segment, processing the cross-sectional image to measure the anterior segment, and correcting a measurement result for the anterior segment based on a detection result by the displacement detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunio SUZUKI, Noriji KAWAI, Masakazu ENDO
  • Patent number: 8008040
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a process according to which 5-ene-3-one or 3,6-dione derivatives of sterols can be synthesized with a better yield, as well as a process for production of lipid metabolism improvers, foods, drinks, and animal feeds containing the 5-ene-3-one or 3,6-dione derivatives of sterols. The process for production of 5-ene-3-one or 3,6-dione derivatives of sterols of the present invention involves preparing a culturing solution containing an Arthrobacter bacterium, which is a microorganism exhibiting a cholesterol oxidase activity, and then, adding to the culturing solution an equivalent amount of hexane so as to prepare a bilayer solution consisting of an aqueous layer and a hydrocarbon-based solvent layer. Thereafter, sterol, or a derivative thereof, is made as a substrate contained therein, a reaction performed with cholesterol oxidase at 30° C. for 2 days, and, ethanol then added to separate a hydrocarbon-based solvent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Toyo Hakko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Suzuki, Tadashi Nagashima, Shinya Nagahashi
  • Publication number: 20110168440
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electromagnetic wave absorbent which exhibits high electromagnetic wave absorption performance over a wide band. The electromagnetic wave absorbent contains a conductive fiber sheet which is obtained by coating a fiber sheet base with a conductive polymer and has a surface resistivity within a specific range. The conductive fiber sheet is formed by impregnating a fiber sheet base such as a nonwoven fabric with an aqueous oxidant solution that contains a dopant, and then bringing the resulting fiber sheet base into contact with a gaseous monomer for a conductive polymer, so that the monomer is oxidatively polymerized thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Tayca Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Egami, Kunio Suzuki, Takao Tsuduki
  • Publication number: 20090293287
    Abstract: The present invention provides multi-blades scissors capable of reducing a load generated when a relatively hard object is cut. There is provided scissors including a plurality of pairs of blades, a first pair of blades among the plurality of pairs of blades deviating from a second pair of blades disposed adjacent to the first pair of blades with respect to a timing at which blades start engaging with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicants: AIHOU CO., LTD., UCHIDA YOKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio Suzuki