Patents by Inventor Makoto Nishimura

Makoto Nishimura 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: 20160017761
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waste heat recovery apparatus which comprises: a gas-liquid separator; an expander into which a gaseous working medium separated by the gas-liquid separator flows; a driven machine; a condenser; a first pump; a first heater; a circulation flow passage for serially connecting the gas-liquid separator, the expander, the condenser, the first pump and the first heater in this order; a heat recovery flow passage for allowing a liquid working medium discharged from the gas-liquid separator to merge with the working medium flowing in a portion between the first heater and the gas-liquid separator in the circulation flow passage; and a second pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Akira KISHIMOTO, Ryo FUJISAWA, Makoto NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9234559
    Abstract: A joined body includes a first member having a female portion, and a second member having a male portion inserted in the female portion at one end, and an annular groove along an outer circumference of the male portion. The first member and the second member are fitted to each other. A plurality of joint portions is formed on a side wall of the female portion. The joint portions are joined to the male portion by being pushed in the annular groove. A pressing portion is formed at the female portion so as to face a position of the male portion axially different from the annular groove of the male portion. The pressing portion pressed against the male portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Maegawa, Fumiyuki Yamaoka, Makoto Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150355633
    Abstract: When change amount information calculated by a change amount information calculating unit satisfies a start condition and a signal condition is true for an operation instruction the start condition and the signal condition of which are defined, an operation instruction execution control unit determines a start of the corresponding operation instruction and determines operation completion based on a completion condition determined in advance of the operation instruction. An operation instruction executing unit executes the operation instruction the start of which is determined by the operation instruction execution control unit and stops the operation instruction when the operation completion is determined by the operation instruction execution control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya NAGATANI, Hideaki MINAMIDE, Tsutomu YOSHIKAWA, Kimihiro MIZUNO, Makoto NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9186204
    Abstract: A hemostatic forceps (20) includes a pair of forceps elements (forceps cups (1)) constituted of a conductive metal and configured to serve as high-frequency electrodes and configured to be able to change into a state where front portions of the pair of forceps cups (1) are open, and a state where the pair of forceps cups (1) are close. A sawtooth portion (15) having a plurality of concavo-convex structures which constitute a sawtooth-shape is provided on at least one of respective closing-side surfaces (17) of the pair of forceps cups (1). The sawtooth portion (15) is provided with an electrically insulative coating over its bottom portion (21), but not on a top portion (22) thereof, and hence the top portion (22) is conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignees: RIVER SEIKO CORPORATION, KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Nishimura, Miyuki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150315741
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process including: (i) dissolving, in water, a polyvinyl alcohol having a degree of saponification of 98% or more and a degree of polymerization of 800 to 3500 to prepare a polyvinyl alcohol aqueous solution in which the concentrations of methyl acetate, acetic acid and methanol are 50 ppm or less, (ii) adding the polyvinyl alcohol aqueous solution to a fibrous substrate having microfiber-generating fibers as its main constituent, so that the fibrous substrate has the polyvinyl alcohol in an amount of 0.1 to 50% by mass based on the mass of the fibers contained in the fibrous substrate, (iii) generating microfibers having an average single fiber diameter of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gen Koide, Makoto Nishimura, Takahiro Tsuchimoto
  • Patent number: 9169888
    Abstract: A shock absorber includes a cylinder sealingly containing oil, and a piston coupled with a piston rod and inserted in the cylinder. The shock absorber generates a damping force by controlling an oil flow generated according to a movement of the piston with use of a damping force generation mechanism. A separator tube is externally disposed around the cylinder. The oil is transmitted into the damping force generation mechanism via a branch tube integrally formed on a cylindrical sidewall of the separator tube. The branch tube is formed on the cylindrical sidewall of the separator tube by burring processing. Both sides of a proximal portion of the branch tube in a circumferential direction of the cylindrical sidewall of the separator tube are pressed from an interior to concave an inner circumferential surface radially outwardly, thereby forming recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Nishimura, Takayuki Ohno
  • Publication number: 20150252524
    Abstract: A base body for an artificial leather includes an intertwined fiber body mainly including an ultrafine fiber having a 0.01 to 10 ?m fiber diameter and an elastic polymer, the ultrafine fiber including, as a constituent polymer, a polyester obtained from a dicarboxylic acid and/or an ester-forming derivative thereof, and a diol, the polyester containing 15 to 500 ppm of a 1,2-propanediol-derived component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Hajime Nishimura, Yukihiro Matsuzaki, Makoto Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150233050
    Abstract: Provided is an environmentally friendly process for producing a sheet-shaped material having both an elegant, napped appearance and a soft texture, which qualities have not been achieved concurrently, and also exhibiting good abrasion resistance. The process of the present invention for producing a sheet-shaped material includes the successive steps of (a) adding a polyvinyl alcohol having a degree of saponification of 98% or more and a degree of polymerization of 800 to 3,500 to a fibrous substrate in an amount of 0.1 to 50% by mass relative to the total mass of fibers in the fibrous substrate; (b) adding a waterborne polyurethane to the fibrous substrate with the added polyvinyl alcohol; and (c) removing the polyvinyl alcohol from the fibrous substrate with the added waterborne polyurethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gen Koide, Shunichiro Nakai, Satoshi Yanagisawa, Makoto Nishimura, Takahiro Tsuchimoto
  • Publication number: 20150173128
    Abstract: A microwave heating device of the present invention comprises a heating chamber housing an object to be heated, a microwave generation portion generating a microwave, a waveguide portion propagating the microwave, and a plurality of microwave radiating portions radiating the microwave in the heating chamber, wherein the microwave radiating portions are arranged in a direction orthogonal to a direction of electric field and to a direction of propagation within the waveguide portion, and centers of the microwave radiating portions are arranged at positions corresponding to approximate node positions of the electric field within the waveguide portion. The microwave heating device is enabled to make uniform heat distribution in the object to be heated, without using a driving mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke Hosokawa, Koji Yoshino, Makoto Nishimura, Masafumi Sadahira, Tomoya Fujinami, Tomotaka Nobue, Yoshiharu Omori
  • Patent number: 9055170
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming system including plural image forming devices, a first storage unit that stores user information and device information, an updating unit that updates the device information, and a transmitting device that transmits image data to an image forming device, each image forming device including a second storage unit that stores the image data, a receiving unit that receives an input of the user information, a first acquiring unit that acquires image data from an image forming device, an image forming unit that forms an image, a counter unit that measures frequency in which image data is acquired by another image forming device and stores the user information, the device information, and the measured frequency in the second storage unit in a correlated manner, and a transmitting unit that transmits the user information and the device information to the updating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Ozawa, Makoto Nishimura, Masahiro Oishi
  • Patent number: 9046668
    Abstract: There is provided an optical module in which leaked light or the like from a plurality of optical elements on the same substrate is made less likely to affect adjacent optical elements, and a cross-talk noise can be thereby significantly reduced. The optical module includes an internal waveguide in a first trench of a substrate, a mirror section, and optical elements. A plurality of the first trenches of the substrate are formed independently of each other and substantially in parallel with each other, and lengths of adjacent first trenches from the end surface of the substrate are made different from each other. The optical elements are mounted on the surface of the substrate so as to oppose the minor sections formed at the tip portions of the first trenches having the different lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Asahi, Yutaka Kinugasa, Tadahiro Yamaji, Makoto Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9014590
    Abstract: A cleaning member includes a shaft body and a spiral portion including a contact portion that is formed on an outer peripheral surface of the shaft body, protrudes spirally, and comes into contact with a body to be cleaned with the rotation of the shaft body, steps that are formed on the contact portion and face a rotation direction of the shaft body and an end portion that is positioned on a side where the contact portion comes into contact with the body to be cleaned first in a width direction of the contact portion and of which the height from the shaft body is gradually reduced from the height of the contact portion so that the end portion does not come into contact with the body to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Nishimura, Takeshi Kawai
  • Patent number: 8986546
    Abstract: To promote mixture of fluids on a plurality of stages, flow channels include a plurality of merging portions which penetrate from a top surface to a back surface of a substrate. An end of each of the sub channels is disposed so as to overlap the main channel at each of positions separated along the direction in which the main channel extends, and each of the merging portions communicates the main channels and the ends of the sub channels with each other, thereby changing a flow direction of the second fluid flowing through the sub channels to the thickness direction of the substrate, and merges the second fluid with the first fluid flowing through the main channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Noishiki, Makoto Nishimura, Takeshi Yamashita, Daisuke Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 8989618
    Abstract: A cleaning member for an image forming apparatus includes a core member, a foamed elastic layer in which two or more strip-shaped foamed elastic members connected together at one or both of longitudinal end portions are spirally wound around the outer peripheral surface of the core member from one end of the core member to the other end thereof, and an adhesive layer for bonding the core member and the foamed elastic layer together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kawai, Fuyuki Kano, Makoto Nishimura, Makoto Takemoto
  • Patent number: 8920420
    Abstract: Scissors (1) for an endoscope includes a treatment section (5) provided with a pair of scissor elements (10, 11) which are pivotably supported by a pivoting shaft (support pin (13)) and are pivotally displaced between an open position and a closed position; an operation wire (3) connected to the treatment section (5), and an operation section for displacing the scissor elements (10, 11) between the open position and the closed position by advancing and retracting the operation wire (3). A stopper (14) is provided to the treatment section (5). In the open position, the stopper (14) restricts the relative movement between the pair of scissor elements (10, 11) in the opening direction, and in the closed position, the stopper (14) restricts the relative movement between the pair of scissor elements (10, 11) in the closing direction, thereby to restrict excessive opening and closure of the scissor elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Miyuki Nishimura, Makoto Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8920020
    Abstract: A flow passage structure having a plurality of flow passageways therein includes a first junction portion for joining a first fluid introduced into a first inlet path and a second fluid introduced into a second inlet path, a first joined fluid flow passage through which a fluid made by joining both the fluids flows, a branch portion for dividing the fluid flowing in the first joined fluid flow passage into two fluids, a first branch path through which one of the two divided fluids flows, and a second branch path through which the other flows, wherein a corresponding diameter of the first branch path and a corresponding diameter of the second branch path in each of the passageways are smaller than a corresponding diameter of the first joined fluid flow passage in the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Noishiki, Makoto Nishimura, Takeshi Yamashita, Tatsuo Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140370283
    Abstract: The present invention provides a conjugated fiber suitable for use as a crimped fiber capable of producing an artificial leather having highly dense texture and good quality. The present invention also provides a base body for an artificial leather and an artificial leather produced by using such conjugated fiber. The conjugated fiber of the present invention includes a conjugated fiber comprising a readily soluble polyester component and a less readily soluble component, and the readily soluble polyester component comprises a copolymerized polyester having 5 to 10% by mole of 5-sodium sulfoisophthalate copolymerized therewith and the readily soluble polyester component contains a polyalkylene glycol. The polyalkylene glycol is in the form of streaks extending in longitudinal direction of the fiber in the longitudinal cross section of the conjugated fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hajime Nishimura, Yukihiro Matsuzaki, Makoto Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8913275
    Abstract: An image forming system includes plural server devices, a transmission device, and an image forming device. The transmission device includes a first memory, a selection unit, and a transmission unit. The first memory stores priorities assigned to the server devices. The selection unit selects an available server device having the highest priority. The transmission unit transmits user identification information and associated image data to the selected server device. Each server device includes a storage location for storing the transmitted identification information and image data. The image forming device includes a second memory, an acquisition unit, and an image forming unit. The second memory stores server information. Upon receipt of user identification information, the acquisition unit acquires image data associated with the user identification information from the storage location in the server device identified by the server information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hoshina, Makoto Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8885195
    Abstract: An image forming system includes plural image forming devices, a determining unit determining an image forming device in which image data corresponding to user information is stored among the plural image forming devices, a first storage unit storing the user information and device information in a correlated manner, a transmitting device in which the user information is preset, a transmitting unit transmitting image data corresponding to the preset user information to the determined image forming device with respect to the user information, a second storage unit storing the transmitted image data, a receiving unit receiving an input of the user information, a first acquiring unit acquiring image data from an image forming device correlated with the input user information, and an image forming unit forming an image acquired by the first acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Oishi, Makoto Nishimura, Kazuaki Ozawa
  • Patent number: 8879100
    Abstract: An image forming system including plural image forming devices, a first storage unit that stores user information and device information, a transmitting device that transmits image data to an image forming device, a second storage unit that stores the image data, a receiving unit that receives an input of the user information, a first acquiring unit that acquires image data from an image forming device, an image forming unit that forms an image corresponding to the image data, a recording unit that records a use history of the image forming device in the second storage unit, a specifying unit that specifies the image forming device and the user information based on the use history when a use frequency satisfies a predetermined condition, and an updating unit that updates the device information so that the specified image forming device and the specified user information are stored in a correlated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Ozawa, Makoto Nishimura, Masahiro Oishi