Patents by Inventor Makoto Kawaguchi

Makoto Kawaguchi 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: 20220034800
    Abstract: An identification apparatus includes a plurality of irradiation units disposed at different positions in a conveyance width direction to irradiate a specimen with a converging ray in different irradiation conditions, the specimen being conveyed in a predetermined conveyance direction by a conveyance unit, a plurality of light-capturing units configured to capture scattered light from the specimen, each of the plurality of light-capturing units corresponding to a different one of the plurality of irradiation units, an acquisition unit configured to acquire identification information for identifying a property of the specimen, based on the light captured by the light-capturing units; and a placement unit configured to place the specimen on a position corresponding to any one of the plurality of irradiation units in accordance with a characteristic value of the specimen at an upstream side of the plurality of irradiation units in the conveyance direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventor: Makoto Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11214294
    Abstract: A steering wheel assembly has a central hub configured to connect to a steering column, at least one retractable hand grip attached to the central hub, one or more control cables disposed internal of each retractable hand grip, and a drive mechanism connected to the control cables. The drive mechanism is located either at or in the central hub or remotely relative to the steering wheel assembly. The drive mechanism when activated can selectively move one or more of the control cables to move the retractable grips to a retracted position or a non-retracted position. Optionally, the hand grips can be connected directly to the central hub and/or to one or more spokes extending form the central hub. Each of the retractable hand grips has at least one and up to four control cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS ACQUISITION LLC
    Inventor: Makoto Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20210404947
    Abstract: An identification apparatus includes a window unit including a passage surface on an upper side configured to allow a sample supplied from a conveyance unit to slide along and pass on the passage surface, a light irradiation unit disposed below the window unit, spaced a certain distance from the passage surface, and configured to irradiate the sample with a primary light through the window unit, a light collection unit disposed below the window unit and configured to collect a secondary light from the sample through the window unit, and an acquisition unit configured to acquire identification information for identifying a property of the sample based on the secondary light collected by the light collection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Shigeru Ichihara, Yuki Yonetani, Makoto Kawaguchi, Yasuhisa Shigehara
  • Publication number: 20210366748
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a mold includes a substrate clamping surface, a cavity, a suction part, a vent, an intermediate cavity, and an opening/closing part. The substrate clamping surface contacts a surface of a processing substrate. The cavity is recessed from the substrate clamping surface. The suction part is recessed from the substrate clamping surface. The vent is provided on a path between the cavity and the suction part, communicates with the cavity, is recessed from the substrate clamping surface to a vent depth. The intermediate cavity is provided between the vent and the suction part on the path, communicates with the vent, and is recessed from the substrate clamping surface to an intermediate cavity depth deeper than the vent depth. The opening/closing part opens and closes the path and is provided between the intermediate cavity and the suction part on the path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Takeori MAEDA, Ryoji MATSUSHIMA, Makoto KAWAGUCHI, Masaaki WAKUI
  • Patent number: 11180079
    Abstract: An illumination system for a steering wheel assembly of a vehicle including a housing coupled to a rim of the steering wheel assembly. At least one visible light source is disposed adjacent the housing and emitting visible light through an opening in the housing. A lens is provided covering the opening in the housing such that an inner surface of the lens is disposed adjacent the opening in the housing. A cover material covers the outer surface of the lens and at least a portion of the rim, and includes translucent and/or transparent portions such that the lens is not visible through the cover material. The visible light from the visible light source passes through the transparent and/or translucent portions of the cover material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Joyson Safety Systems Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Adorian Marc, Makoto Kawaguchi, Erick Staszak
  • Patent number: 11114322
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a mold includes a substrate clamping surface, a cavity, a suction part, a vent, an intermediate cavity, and an opening/closing part. The substrate clamping surface contacts a surface of a processing substrate. The cavity is recessed from the substrate clamping surface. The suction part is recessed from the substrate clamping surface. The vent is provided on a path between the cavity and the suction part, communicates with the cavity, is recessed from the substrate clamping surface to a vent depth. The intermediate cavity is provided between the vent and the suction part on the path, communicates with the vent, and is recessed from the substrate clamping surface to an intermediate cavity depth deeper than the vent depth. The opening/closing part opens and closes the path and is provided between the intermediate cavity and the suction part on the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Takeori Maeda, Ryoji Matsushima, Makoto Kawaguchi, Masaaki Wakui
  • Publication number: 20210206317
    Abstract: An illumination system for a steering wheel assembly of a vehicle including a housing coupled to a rim of the steering wheel assembly. At least one visible light source is disposed adjacent the housing and emitting visible light through an opening in the housing. A lens is provided covering the opening in the housing such that an inner surface of the lens is disposed adjacent the opening in the housing. A cover material covers the outer surface of the lens and at least a portion of the rim, and includes translucent and/or transparent portions such that the lens is not visible through the cover material. The visible light from the visible light source passes through the transparent and/or translucent portions of the cover material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Adorian Marc, Makoto Kawaguchi, Erick Staszak
  • Publication number: 20200269900
    Abstract: A steering wheel assembly has a central hub configured to connect to a steering column, at least one retractable hand grip attached to the central hub, one or more control cables disposed internal of each retractable hand grip, and a drive mechanism connected to the control cables. The drive mechanism is located either at or in the central hub or remotely relative to the steering wheel assembly. The drive mechanism when activated can selectively move one or more of the control cables to move the retractable grips to a retracted position or a non-retracted position. Optionally, the hand grips can be connected directly to the central hub and/or to one or more spokes extending form the central hub. Each of the retractable hand grips has at least one and up to four control cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Makoto Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 9969419
    Abstract: Various implementations include an improved steering wheel and methods of making the same. The improved steering wheel includes a carbon fiber mat that is preimpregnated with an epoxy resin that is wrapped adjacent at least a portion of a steering wheel frame. The edges of the mat that overlap are coupled together directly via the epoxy resin by heat curing the mat. The preimpregnated mat does not crack when subjected to thermal cycle tests, which is an improvement over prior art steering wheels that include raw carbon fiber mats that are coupled to the frame using a separate adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: TK Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Makoto Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20170271186
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a mold includes a substrate clamping surface, a cavity, a suction part, a vent, an intermediate cavity, and an opening/closing part. The substrate clamping surface contacts a surface of a processing substrate. The cavity is recessed from the substrate clamping surface. The suction part is recessed from the substrate clamping surface. The vent is provided on a path between the cavity and the suction part, communicates with the cavity, is recessed from the substrate clamping surface to a vent depth. The intermediate cavity is provided between the vent and the suction part on the path, communicates with the vent, and is recessed from the substrate clamping surface to an intermediate cavity depth deeper than the vent depth. The opening/closing part opens and closes the path and is provided between the intermediate cavity and the suction part on the path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: TAKEORI MAEDA, RYOJI MATSUSHIMA, MAKOTO KAWAGUCHI, MASAAKI WAKUI
  • Patent number: 9738014
    Abstract: The compact resin molding machine is capable of efficiently performing a sequence of molding actions from feeding a work and resin to accommodating the molded work. The resin molding machine comprises: a work conveying mechanism including a robot, which has a robot hand for holding the work and which is capable of rotating and linearly moving; a work feeding section for feeding the work; a resin feeding section for feeding the resin; a press section including a molding die set, in which the work is resin-molded; a work accommodating section for accommodating the molded work; and a control section controlling the entire resin molding machine. The work feeding section, the resin feeding section, the press section and the work accommodating section are located to enclose a moving area of the robot of the work conveying mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: APIC YAMADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Maeyama, Hidemichi Kobayashi, Shusaku Tagami, Yoshikazu Muramatsu, Takayuki Yamazaki, Keiji Koyama, Hideaki Nakazawa, Hiroshi Harayama, Kenji Nishizawa, Makoto Kawaguchi, Masahiko Fujisawa, Hidetoshi Oya
  • Patent number: 8244163
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body that contains toner therein, and a cap portion that is held by a toner-container holding unit and includes a toner discharge opening to discharge the toner contained in the container body. A gear portion is detachably attached to the container body so that a rotational force is transmitted to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hideo Yoshizawa, Tadashi Hayakawa, Masashi Hasegawa, Makoto Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 8233818
    Abstract: A toner container that can pass not only air but a toner, has toner sealing ability, and does not allow toner leakage even during transportation and an inner pressure change of the container, by placing an air permeable member at the fitting part in the casing part. An inner cap including at least the air permeable member is placed in the casing part of the inner cap, wherein the inner cap is used for a toner container that is detachably mounted to a developing unit in an image forming apparatus using an electrophotographical method, and the toner container includes at least a container main body, the inner cap, and an outer cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoe Sasaki, Masashi Hasegawa, Tetsuya Kusano, Nobuhiro Makita, Makoto Kawaguchi, Yoshihide Kawamura, Seiji Terazawa
  • Publication number: 20120135096
    Abstract: The compact resin molding machine is capable of efficiently performing a sequence of molding actions from feeding a work and resin to accommodating the molded work. The resin molding machine comprises: a work conveying mechanism including a robot, which has a robot hand for holding the work and which is capable of rotating and linearly moving; a work feeding section for feeding the work; a resin feeding section for feeding the resin; a press section including a molding die set, in which the work is resin-molded; a work accommodating section for accommodating the molded work; and a control section controlling the entire resin molding machine. The work feeding section, the resin feeding section, the press section and the work accommodating section are located to enclose a moving area of the robot of the work conveying mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Tetsuya MAEYAMA, Hidemichi KOBAYASHI, Shusaku TAGAMI, Yoshikazu MURAMATSU, Takayuki YAMAZAKI, Keiji KOYAMA, Hideaki NAKAZAWA, Hiroshi HARAYAMA, Kenji NISHIZAWA, Makoto KAWAGUCHI, Masahiko FUJISAWA, Hidetoshi OYA
  • Patent number: 8050597
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body that contains toner therein, and a cap portion that is held by a toner-container holding unit and includes a toner discharge opening to discharge the toner contained in the container body. A gear portion is detachably attached to the container body so that a rotational force is transmitted to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hideo Yoshizawa, Tadashi Hayakawa, Masashi Hasegawa, Makoto Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 7871788
    Abstract: Means for easily determining the grade of malignancy of cancer cells. The amount of ATBF1 in the whole cell structure of test cancer cells separated from a living organism is detected, and on the basis of detection results, the grade of malignancy of test cancer cells is judged. Alternatively, the amount of ATBF1 in the nuclei of test cancer cells separated from a living organism is detected, and on the basis of detection results, the grade of malignancy of test cancer cells is judged. Still alternatively, the amount of ATBF1 in the cytoplasms of test cancer cells separated from a living organism is detected, and on the basis of detection results, the grade of malignancy of test cancer cells is judged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute
    Inventors: Yutaka Miura, Makoto Kawaguchi, Hirotaka Iwase, Minoru Hamazaki, Jung Cha-Gyun, Hitoo Nishino
  • Patent number: D682926
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Kawaguchi, Daisuke Hamada, Takeroh Kurenuma
  • Patent number: D697132
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Kawaguchi, Takeroh Kurenuma, Daisuke Hamada
  • Patent number: D847190
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS ACQUISITION LLC
    Inventors: Jason Carl Lisseman, Makoto Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: D903706
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Joyson Safety Systems Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Jason Carl Lisseman, Makoto Kawaguchi