Patents by Inventor Masami Ikeda

Masami Ikeda 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: 11497175
    Abstract: A plant grower includes a base, an upper cover having a surface parallel to an upper surface of the base, the upper cover being disposed above the base so as to be spaced apart from the upper surface of the base, a plurality of growing panels disposed along the circumference of the upper surface of the base, the plurality of growing panels being rotatably disposed at the base and the upper cover, and a lighting bar extending vertically upwards from the center of the upper surface of the base to the upper cover, the lighting bar emitting light in a direction in which the plurality of growing panels is disposed, and a plurality of growing holders, into each of which a plant is inserted, disposed at one surface of each of the plurality of growing panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younsung Choi, Eunjung Lee, Kangseong Lee, Takashi Morimoto, Masako Ikeda, Hiromu Imanishi, Masami Yokota
  • Publication number: 20220225488
    Abstract: A location identification system (1) of the present invention includes a plurality of lighting apparatuses (50a1), . . . , (50c3) installed above a plurality of products displayed inside a room, a search apparatus (20) configured to allow a customer to search for and designate the product, and a management apparatus (10) capable of communicating with the plurality of lighting apparatuses (50a1), . . . , (50c3) and the search apparatus (20). The search apparatus (20) transmits identification information of a target product that is designated by the customer to the management apparatus (10). The management apparatus (10) changes, in a case where the identification information of the target product is received from the search apparatus (20), an emission color of a lighting apparatus (50a1), . . . , (50c3) associated with the target product to a pre-specified emission color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masami KAWAMORI, Tatsuyuki YAZAWA, Atsushi IKEDA, Masanao SASAKI
  • Patent number: 10882679
    Abstract: A cushion structure is accommodated in packing together with an image forming apparatus and a waste toner box. The cushion structure includes a cushioning member. The cushioning member surrounds the waste toner box and restricts a position of the waste toner box. A cushion structure is accommodated in a packing case together with a package item including a main apparatus and an accessory. The cushion structure includes cushioning members. The cushioning members cushion shock on the package item. The cushioning members include a planar main body and a restriction section. The planar main body is disposed on a top surface of the main apparatus. The restriction section is an opening in the main body. The restriction section restricts movement of the accessory supported on the top surface of the main apparatus by inserting the accessory into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masami Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10866033
    Abstract: A heat storage system using a heat storage container includes a tubular body, a chemical heat storage material accommodated in the tubular body, and a flow channel that penetrates the tubular body in a longitudinal direction. The heat storage system includes a diffusion layer for transporting liquid from the flow channel to the chemical heat storage material. The liquid functions as a reaction medium of the chemical heat storage material. The liquid is transported to the flow channel and the diffusion layer. The liquid transported to the diffusion layer reacts with the chemical heat storage material, the chemical heat storage material generates heat, and the liquid is vaporized by the heat to become heat transport fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Shimada, Hisashi Ayuzawa, Toshiaki Nakamura, Masami Ikeda, Tetsu Tateishi
  • Patent number: 10525786
    Abstract: A battery temperature control device comprises: a battery including a battery cell; and a thermally conductive member having one end portion thermally connected to the battery, wherein another end portion of the thermally conductive member is thermally connected to a fin of a condenser and/or an evaporator, and the fin of the condenser and/or the evaporator is disposed at a passage through which a fluid flows and the passage is brandied into a plurality of paths at a position downstream of the fin of the condenser and/or the evaporator in a direction of a flow of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Furukawa Automotive Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hirasawa, Masami Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20190352073
    Abstract: A cushion structure is accommodated in packing together with an image forming apparatus and a waste toner box. The cushion structure includes a cushioning member. The cushioning member surrounds the waste toner box and restricts a position of the waste toner box. A cushion structure is accommodated in a packing case together with a package item including a main apparatus and an accessory. The cushion structure includes cushioning members. The cushioning members cushion shock on the package item. The cushioning members include a planar main body and a restriction section. The planar main body is disposed on a top surface of the main apparatus. The restriction section is an opening in the main body. The restriction section restricts movement of the accessory supported on the top surface of the main apparatus by inserting the accessory into the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masami IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10359237
    Abstract: A heat storage material composition, at least containing at least one organic compound selected from ethanol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, and acetic acid, sodium acetate, and water, wherein a content of the water is 72.4 to 100 parts by mass, relative to 100 parts by mass of the sodium acetate; an auxiliary heat source and a heat supply method, using the heat storage material composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimura, Masami Ikeda, Toshiaki Nakamura, Yoshikazu Tsuzuki, Tatsuya Minami
  • Patent number: 10190966
    Abstract: A metal-pipe use support system (10a) includes: a metal pipe information reception unit (11a) for receiving identification data for each of a plurality of metal pipes; a use condition reception unit (12a) for receiving use condition data about a condition under which a metal pipe is to be used; a pipe-specific data acquisition unit (13a) for accessing a data recording unit (2) storing pipe-specific data indicative of a property of each metal pipe and corresponding identification data in an associated manner and acquiring the pipe-specific data associated with the received identification data; a pipe determination unit (14a) for determining a metal pipe to be used from among the plurality of metal pipes based on the pipe-specific data and the use condition data; and an output unit (15a) for outputting information relating to the determined metal pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya Matsuda, Takanori Tanaka, Masami Ikeda, Junpei Yashina
  • Patent number: 9995537
    Abstract: The purpose of this invention is to provide a sheet-shaped heat pipe that makes it possible to reduce a pressure loss caused by a vapor flow or a pressure loss caused by a working fluid flow to improve the maximum amount of heat to be transported and reduce thermal resistance by increasing the cross-sectional area of a vapor flow passage or a fluid flow passage, which has been limited by the length of a container in a height direction. A heat pipe (20) is provided with a protruding portion (24) so that the height of the wick-occupied portion (23) serving as the fluid flow passage is larger than the height of the space portion (22) serving as the vapor flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Aoki, Masami Ikeda, Yoshikatsu Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20170341483
    Abstract: A battery temperature control device comprises: a battery including a battery cell; and a thermally conductive member having one end portion thermally connected to the battery, wherein another end portion of the thermally conductive member is thermally connected to a fin of a condenser and/or an evaporator, and the fin of the condenser and/or the evaporator is disposed at a passage through which a fluid flows and the passage is brandied into a plurality of paths at a position downstream of the fin of the condenser and/or the evaporator in a direction of a flow of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicants: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Furukawa Automotive Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hirasawa, Masami Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20170336151
    Abstract: A heat storage system using a heat storage container having a tubular body, a chemical heat storage material accommodated in the tubular body, and a flow channel that penetrates the tubular body in a longitudinal direction, the heat storage system comprising a diffusion layer for transporting liquid from the flow channel to the chemical heat storage material, the liquid functioning as a reaction medium of the chemical heat storage material, wherein the liquid is transported to the flow channel, the liquid is transported to the diffusion layer, the liquid transported to the diffusion layer reacts with the chemical heat storage material, the chemical heat storage material generates heat, and the liquid is vaporized by the heat to become heat transport fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Shimada, Hisashi Ayuzawa, Toshiaki Nakamura, Masami Ikeda, Tetsu Tateishi
  • Publication number: 20170307304
    Abstract: At least one heat pipe is fixed to each of fin plates, a rectangular fin plate assembly is constituted of the fin plate, the fin plate and the fin plate of the plurality of respective radiation fin parts as the plurality of radiation fin parts are seen from the direction in which the heat pipes extend, the plurality of heat pipes include a first heat pipe group and a second heat pipe group, the first heat pipe group is positioned at the center in the longitudinal direction of the fin plate assembly, the second heat pipe group is positioned on both sides of the first heat pipe group in the longitudinal direction of the fin plate assembly, and the fin plate thermally connected to the first heat pipe group includes expanding parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi HIRASAWA, Chiyoshi SASAKI, Masami IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20170138838
    Abstract: A metal-pipe use support system (10a) includes: a metal pipe information reception unit (11a) for receiving identification data for each of a plurality of metal pipes; a use condition reception unit (12a) for receiving use condition data about a condition under which a metal pipe is to be used; a pipe-specific data acquisition unit (13a) for accessing a data recording unit (2) storing pipe-specific data indicative of a property of each metal pipe and corresponding identification data in an associated manner and acquiring the pipe-specific data associated with the received identification data; a pipe determination unit (14a) for determining a metal pipe to be used from among the plurality of metal pipes based on the pipe-specific data and the use condition data; and an output unit (15a) for outputting information relating to the determined metal pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Yuya MATSUDA, Takanori TANAKA, Masami IKEDA, Junpei YASHINA
  • Patent number: 9653762
    Abstract: Provided are a battery temperature regulation system capable of efficiently heating and/or cooling a battery, and a battery temperature regulation unit suitable for use in the battery temperature regulation system. The battery temperature regulation system 10 is provided with a thermally conductive member (e.g., a heat pipe 11) thermally connected to a battery 1, a heating device (e.g., a heater 12) that heats the battery 1 via the thermally conductive member and/or a cooling device (e.g., an air conditioning apparatus) that cools the battery 1 via the thermally conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimura, Chikako Satake, Masami Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9565786
    Abstract: A sheet-like heat pipe for a heat-generating element, which is intended to make an electronic device more compact, more lightweight, and thinner, while also reducing costs, is provided. A sheet-like heat pipe (10) of the present invention includes a container (17) in which the peripheries of the sheet-like members (11, 12) disposed facing each other are bonded to form a cavity inside, and a working liquid which is enclosed in a cavity (15) of the container (17). At least one of the sheet-like members (11, 12) disposed facing each other is formed with protruding pieces (12A, 12B) which project outwards from the bonded part with the other sheet-like member and have a spring structure which causes the container (17) to elastically abut a heat-generating element (5) of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Aoki, Masami Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20160282054
    Abstract: A heat receiving structure and a heat sink that can ensure a sufficient contact area between a heat pipe and a heat receiving member, and are high in strength. The heat receiving structure includes heat receiving blocks that have concave inner faces along an external shape of a heat pipe, in which extended portions at both sides that continue to the inner faces extend inward in a radial direction of the heat pipe while covering the heat pipe, and the heat pipe is sandwiched by the heat receiving blocks from both sides and joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi HIRASAWA, Chiyoshi SASAKI, Masami IKEDA
  • Patent number: 9199496
    Abstract: A cleaning roller is in press contact with a conveyance belt on the downstream side of a drive roller in a first direction. A controller controls a motor so that the conveyance belt is driven in a second direction opposite to the first direction when the cleaning roller cleans the conveyance belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Jumpei Hobo, Hidenori Takenaka, Masami Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20150330717
    Abstract: The purpose of this invention is to provide a sheet-shaped heat pipe that makes it possible to reduce a pressure loss caused by a vapor flow or a pressure loss caused by a working fluid flow to improve the maximum amount of heat to be transported and reduce thermal resistance by increasing the cross-sectional area of a vapor flow passage or a fluid flow passage, which has been limited by the length of a container in a height direction. A heat pipe (20) is provided with a protruding portion (24) so that the height of the wick-occupied portion (23) serving as the fluid flow passage is larger than the height of the space portion (22) serving as the vapor flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi AOKI, Masami IKEDA, Yoshikatsu INAGAKI
  • Patent number: 9121833
    Abstract: A defect inspecting apparatus includes a first light source, a first image capture device that receives the reflection light emitted from the first light source and reflected by the outer peripheral surface of a lip part to grab the image of the outer peripheral surface of the lip part, a second light source, a second image capture device 8 that receives the reflection light emitted from the second light source and reflected by a load face to grab the image of the load face, a third light source, a third image capture device that receives the reflection light emitted from the third light source and reflected by a thread bottom face inspection zone 106 to grab the image of the thread bottom face inspection zone, and an inspection device for inspecting defects by processing the captured images grabbed by the first to third image capture devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Anayama, Toshiyuki Suzuma, Yoshiyuki Nakao, Masami Ikeda, Kenta Sakai
  • Publication number: 20150153110
    Abstract: A heat storage material composition, at least containing at least one organic compound selected from ethanol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, and acetic acid, sodium acetate, and water, wherein a content of the water is 72.4 to 100 parts by mass, relative to 100 parts by mass of the sodium acetate; an auxiliary heat source and a heat supply method, using the heat storage material composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro SHIMURA, Masami IKEDA, Toshiaki NAKAMURA, Yoshikazu TSUZUKI, Tatsuya MINAMI