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: 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
  • Publication number: 20080248520
    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: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Kunio Suzuki, Tadashi Nagashima, Shinya Nagahashi
  • Publication number: 20060148774
    Abstract: A hypoglycemic agent comprising a compound selected from the group consisting of 24-alkylcholestan-3-ones and 24-alkylcholesten-3-ones (for example, 24-alkylcholestan-3-ones, 24-alkylcholestmonoen-3-ones, 24-alkylcholestdien-3-ones, 24-alkylcholesttrien-3-ones, or 24-alkylcholesttetraen-3-ones, preferably 5-campesten-3-one) as an active ingredient. The agent can be used for improvement of hyperglycemia resulting from diseases such as diabetes, and can be used as a safe medicament without side effects such as hypoglycemia or diarrhea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Applicants: Riken, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kunio SUZUKI
    Inventors: Kunio Suzuki, Kohji Hirata, Rie Konno, Miwa Moriizumi
  • Publication number: 20050227954
    Abstract: A hypoglycemic agent comprising a compound selected from the group consisting of 24-alkylcholestan-3-ones and 24-alkylcholesten-3-ones (for example, 24-alkylcholestan-3-ones, 24-alkylcholestmonoen-3-ones, 24-alkylcholestdien-3-ones, 24-alkylcholesttrien-3-ones, or 24-alkylcholesttetraen-3-ones, preferably 5-campesten-3-one) as an active ingredient. The agent can be used for improvement of hyperglycemia resulting from diseases such as diabetes, and can be used as a safe medicament without side effects such as hypoglycemia or diarrhea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Applicant: Riken Japan Science And Technology
    Inventors: Kunio Suzuki, Kohji Hirata, Rie Konno, Miwa Moriizumi
  • Publication number: 20030078882
    Abstract: A loyalty program using a smart card enables realtime customer information analysis at a shop. Customer services are improved by conveniently and realtime providing results of analyzing each customer's usage status and tendency. A smart card application program analyzes customer information. Since the smart card has just a limited capacity and calculation capability, the card is incapable of complicated calculation and storing a large amount of log data. To solve this problem, a recurrence formula is used for calculating a value representing the customer's buying habit. There is provided a plurality of parameters needed for the calculation in order to enable determination of loyal customers according to different evaluation criteria such as a score based on the most recent purchase amount or the continuity. In addition, a shop card is used for point management to more economically enable customer information analysis at shops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Hiroko Sukeda, Masahiro Kaminaga, Kazuhiro Oozeki, Kazuo Fujita, Chiaki Matsumoto, Nobuo Nagai, Kunio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6531462
    Abstract: A medicament for preventive and therapeutic treatment of obesity and a disease with abnormal lipid metabolism which comprises a 24-alkylcholest-5-en-3-one as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignees: Riken
    Inventors: Kunio Suzuki, Takeshi Shimizu, Tadashi Nakata
  • Patent number: 6481350
    Abstract: A self-cleaning web-threading apparatus for a web-fed printing press includes guide rails, a web leader, driver and a detergent supply. The guide rails define a web guideway along which a web is to be threaded through a printing press. The web leader travels along the web guideway in sliding engagement with the guide rails for threading the web through the press. The web leader is fabricated at least partially from a detergent-absorbent material for sliding contact with the guide rails. The driver drives the web leader along the web guideway. The detergent supply is disposed in a selected position on the web guideway for supplying a detergent to the web leader traveling along the web guideway to impregnate it with the detergent. The guide rails are cleaned by the detergent-impregnated web leader as it travels in sliding contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventors: Masayuki Oehara, Kunio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6443061
    Abstract: A disklike rotary switch is installed at a junction of four web-threading guideways in a rotary printing press, for use in switching a web, being threaded through the press preparatory to printing, from one to another of the guideways. The web-threading guideways are of radial arrangement, constantly spaced 45 degrees from one another, about the axis of rotation of the switch. The switch has defined therein two orthogonally intersecting, rectilinear switching guideways, each for intercommunicating one pair of web-threading guideways opposed to each other across the switch, and two arcuate switching guideways each for intercommunicating two of the web-threading guideways that are adjacent each other circumferentially of the switch. A single fluid-actuated cylinder is used for driving the switch between two preassigned angular positions. A tandem connection of two such cylinders is used in an alternative embodiment for driving the switch between three positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventor: Kunio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20020112236
    Abstract: A loyalty program with game that executes games on a smart card, wherein the loyalty program with game can also be used as a simple loyalty program without game, no major modifications need not be made to shop terminals, and the number of times customers can play games can be limited according to sales amounts, wherein point data managed by a point application is divided into two types: “pre-game points” and “post-game points.” In shops, points are added to the pre-game points. For game execution, the pre-game points are subtracted, and points gained by game are added to the post-game points. Shop terminals need not be modified, and customers not to play game can also enjoy reasonable exchange of gained points. From the viewpoint of system management, by limiting the number of times customers can play game, points gained by game can be prevented from circulating infinitely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: Hiroko Sukeda, Masaru Ohki, Kazuhiro Ozeki, Kazuo Fujita, Kunio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20020086855
    Abstract: A medicament for preventive and therapeutic treatment of obesity and a disease with abnormal lipid metabolism which comprises a 24-alkylcholest-5-en-3-one as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Applicant: RIKEN
    Inventors: Kunio Suzuki, Takeshi Shimizu, Tadashi Nakata
  • Publication number: 20020023564
    Abstract: A continuous web of paper to be printed upon is unwound from its roll and, pasted to a pair of web leaders, thereby threaded through the printing press along any of a set of predefined alternative web guideways for each specific printing job. Each web guideway is defined by a pair of guide rails extending on either side of the guideway in parallel spaced relationship to each other. The pair of web leaders travel along the guideway by being slidably engaged one between each pair of guide rails. Since the guide rails are susceptible to dirt accumulation, due mostly to ink mist, the web leaders are each covered with woven fabric or like detergent-absorbent material for sliding contact with the guide rails. One or more detergent supply mechanisms are provided in positions of vantage along the web guideway in order to impregnate, as by roller-coating or spraying, each web leader with a detergent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKYO KIKAI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masayuki Oehara, Kunio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6325266
    Abstract: An automatic paper-threading device for use in an angle bar section of a rotary press which includes a paper web supply unit, a press unit, an angle bar section, and a folding unit and which has a paper-threading path for paper web formed between the paper web supply unit and the folding unit. The angle bar section is disposed in the paper-threading path and includes a first bar and a second bar disposed in parallel and separated by an appropriate distance. The automatic paper-threading device includes a paper leader guide and a tensioner. The paper leader guide includes a drive unit for moving along the paper-threading path a paper leader affixed to a leading end portion of paper web. The tensioner is provided in the angle bar section and includes a paper guide which is disposed between the first bar and the second bar to extend the widthwise direction of the paper web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kunio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6108843
    Abstract: There is provided an air bed including (a) a plurality of air chambers arranged adjacent to one another and composed of air-impermeable sheet, (b) an air pump for introducing air to said air chambers, (c) a plurality of on/off valves each of which is located between each of said air chambers and said air pump, (d) a plurality of pressure sensors each of which senses a pressure in each of said air chambers and emits a signal accordingly, and (e) a controller receiving said signal from each of said pressure sensors and controlling on/off of each of said of/off valves in accordance with said signal. In accordance with the above-mentioned air bed, since the air pump is connected to each one of the air chambers, it is possible to control an internal pressure of each of the air chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Aihou Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Suzuki, Masahiko Yasunaga