Patents by Inventor Masaru Kaneko

Masaru Kaneko 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: 20200318058
    Abstract: An observation system includes an illumination unit including a light source from which emits an illumination light including light of a plurality of colors, and light receiving unit including an optical sensor which acquires a light intensity. The illumination unit emits the illumination light for a culture vessel so that the illumination light travels from a first side to a second side of the culture vessel, the first side and the second side being defined by interposing a culture medium. The light receiving unit receives, on the first side, light emitted from the illumination unit, entering the culture vessel from the first side, reflected at the second side, and transmitted through the culture medium, and acquires a light intensity for each color in the received light for calculation of a pH value of the culture medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Mochizuki, Koh Mohri, Yoshihito Iguchi, Shogo Usui, Shintaro Takahashi, Asuka Nakamura, Shoichi Kaneko, Ikutoshi Fukushima, Masaru Mizunaka
  • Patent number: 10797293
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a plurality of unit cells, each including an electrode body having a structure in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are stacked, and a busbar that electrically connects a positive electrode terminal to a negative electrode terminal between the unit cells. The unit cells are stacked adjacent to one another in the same direction as a direction in which the positive electrode and the negative electrode of the electrode body are stacked. The busbar electrically connects the unit cells disposed apart from each other among the unit cells excluding the unit cells disposed adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Kamiya, Masaru Ishii, Takayuki Hojo, Tetsuya Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10752544
    Abstract: There is provided a production method of a resin composite module for a vehicle, which includes a resin module substrate, and a silicone-based polymer hard coat which is formed on the resin module substrate. The method includes forming the hard coat by coating a silicone-based polymer onto the resin module substrate, and radiating an ultraviolet ray onto at least a part of a surface of the hard coat such that a hardness thereof becomes 0.8 GPa or more as evaluated by a nanoindentation method. The radiating the ultraviolet ray uses a light source unit which includes a light source and emits an ultraviolet ray having a wavelength of 360 nm or less from an emission surface thereof and radiates the ultraviolet ray onto the surface of the hard coat while a distance from the emission surface to the surface of the hard coat is 10 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Horikawa, Yasuaki Tsutsumi, Masaru Kaneko, Masayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10656585
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a consumable management apparatus includes a detecting unit, a storage unit, an analyzing circuit, a predicting circuit, and a notifying circuit. The detecting unit detects a use condition of a consumable. The storage unit stores therein a use history of the consumable. The analyzing circuit is configured to analyze a consumption speed of the consumable based on a degree of use frequency of the consumable, the degree of use frequency being obtained from the use history of the consumable stored in the storage unit. The predicting circuit is configured to predict a replacement time of the consumable from the use condition of the consumable detected by the detecting unit and the consumption speed of the consumable analyzed by the analyzing circuit. The notifying circuit is configured to give a notice of the replacement time of the consumable predicted by the predicting circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeo Seki, Akiyoshi Nakai, Ko Tokumaru, Masaru Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20200150484
    Abstract: A LCD device having a large pixel holding capacitance includes opposedly facing first and second substrates, and liquid crystal between them. The first substrate includes a video signal line, a pixel electrode, a thin film transistor having a first electrode connected to the video signal line and a second electrode connected to the pixel electrode, a first silicon nitride film formed above the second electrode, an organic insulation film above the first silicon nitride film, a capacitance electrode above the organic insulation film, and a second silicon nitride film above the capacitance electrode and below the pixel electrode. A contact hole etched in both the first and second silicon nitride films connects the second electrode and the pixel electrode to each other. A holding capacitance is formed by the pixel electrode, the second silicon nitride film and the capacitance electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Hideo TANABE, Masaru TAKABATAKE, Toshiki KANEKO, Atsushi HASEGAWA, Hiroko SEHATA
  • Publication number: 20200080618
    Abstract: A resin belt includes: a plurality of teeth disposed at predetermined intervals along a longitudinal direction of the belt on a running surface of a belt body made of a thermoplastic resin; and a cloth covering the teeth, characterized in that: the cloth is a woven cloth obtained by weaving a thermoplastic synthetic resin fiber used as a warp yarn in the longitudinal direction of the belt and a fluorine resin fiber used as a weft yarn in a width direction of the belt; and a percentage of the fluorine resin fiber exposed on a side of a cloth surface of the teeth is 50% or more per unit area, and a percentage of the fluorine resin fiber exposed on a side of a bonded surface with the belt body is 50% or less per unit area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi KANEKO, Shinnji USHIJIMA, Zhidan CAO, Masaru HARADA, Yasuhiro HATTORI
  • Publication number: 20200080619
    Abstract: A resin belt includes: a plurality of teeth disposed at predetermined intervals along a longitudinal direction of the belt on a running surface of a belt body made of a thermoplastic resin; and a cloth covering the teeth. The cloth is a woven cloth obtained by weaving a thermoplastic synthetic resin fiber used as a warp yarn in the longitudinal direction of the belt and a fluorine resin fiber used as a weft yarn in a width direction of the belt. Crimp of the thermoplastic synthetic resin fiber used in the longitudinal direction of the belt is greater than crimp of the fluorine resin fiber used in the width direction of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi KANEKO, Shinnji USHIJIMA, Zhidan CAO, Masaru HARADA, Yasuhiro HATTORI
  • Patent number: 10564459
    Abstract: A LCD device having a large pixel holding capacitance includes opposedly facing first and second substrates, and liquid crystal between them. The first substrate includes a video signal line, a pixel electrode, a thin film transistor having a first electrode connected to the video signal line and a second electrode connected to the pixel electrode, a first silicon nitride film formed above the second electrode, an organic insulation film above the first silicon nitride film, a capacitance electrode above the organic insulation film, and a second silicon nitride film above the capacitance electrode and below the pixel electrode. A contact hole etched in both the first and second silicon nitride films connects the second electrode and the pixel electrode to each other. A holding capacitance is formed by the pixel electrode, the second silicon nitride film and the capacitance electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Tanabe, Masaru Takabatake, Toshiki Kaneko, Atsushi Hasegawa, Hiroko Sehata
  • Publication number: 20200039404
    Abstract: A finisher-connecting structure for connecting a front finisher, which is disposed on one part of a vehicle seat, and a side finisher, which is disposed on another part of a vehicle seat, comprising a connection protrusion provided to the front finisher, and a connection recess that is provided to the side finisher and that fits with the connection protrusion; wherein the connection protrusion and the connection recess extend in a direction that intersects a direction in which the front finisher and the side finisher are continuous; wherein the fitted-together connection protrusion and connection recess regulate the front-rear-direction positions of the front finisher and the side finisher. In this connecting structure, which connects a pair of finishers using a connection protrusion and a connection recess, an unnecessary gap, such as a V-shaped gap, is prevented from being formed in the connected portion of the finishers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi ARIMA, Takayuki YOSHIKA, Masaru KANEKO, Nozomi YOKOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10530014
    Abstract: There is provided an assembled battery including a plurality of single cells and a plurality of bus bars connecting the plurality of single cells in series. The plurality of single cells is arranged such that a pair of flat side surfaces faces each other. The single cells each include a battery case, a positive electrode sheet, a negative electrode sheet, a positive electrode terminal, a negative electrode terminal, an electrical resistor disposed in a conductive path between the positive electrode sheet and the positive electrode terminal, and a pressure operative type current interruption mechanism disposed in a conductive path between the negative electrode sheet and the negative electrode terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Hojo, Masaru Ishii, Masato Kamiya, Tetsuya Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20190390151
    Abstract: A medium changing device includes a lid disposed at a position where two or more regions in which a medium may be stored are covered therewith, the regions being disposed adjacent to each other and being open upward; one or more flow-path members each disposed so as to penetrate the lid, and each disposed at a position where one of the regions is bridged to another therewith when the lid is disposed at the position where the regions are covered; and a pump disposed on the other side of the lid and acting on the intermediate sections of the flow-path members, exposed on the other side, so as to cause the medium to flow from the opening at one end toward the opening at the other end of each of the flow-path members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro TAKAHASHI, Koh MOHRI, Tsuyoshi MOCHIZUKI, Asuka NAKAMURA, Shoichi KANEKO, Shogo USUI, Ikutoshi FUKUSHIMA, Masaru MIZUNAKA
  • Publication number: 20190375322
    Abstract: A seat for vehicle includes a seat cushion and a seat back. A seat back frame of the seat back includes a right side frame, a left side frame, a lower frame, and an upper frame. The upper frame includes a first upper frame and a second upper frame, the first upper frame having a cross-sectional shape of a U-shape opening downward, the second upper frame having a cross-sectional shape of a U-shape opening downward, and a closed cross section is configured by vertically overlaying the first upper frame and the second upper frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Hidekazu KUBOTA, Masaru KANEKO, Hiroshi FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10499537
    Abstract: The present invention improves heat dissipation by facilitating the flow of the surrounding air. Provided with a heat sink including: a tabular base part; a tabular protruding piece part that protrudes from the base part toward one side in a thickness direction of the base part; and a tubular protrusion which protrudes from the protruding piece part in a thickness direction of the protruding piece part, and the inside of which is bored in a protruding direction thereof, wherein a plurality of the protruding piece parts is provided along a surface of the base part, and a plurality of the tubular protrusions is provided along a surface of each of the protruding piece parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KAGA, INC.
    Inventors: Masaaki Nozaki, Yousuke Nakamura, Masaru Sakamoto, Hidenori Kontani, Shuhei Kaneko, Shu Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20190335614
    Abstract: The present invention improves heat dissipation by facilitating the flow of the surrounding air. Provided with a heat sink including: a tabular base part; a tabular protruding piece part that protrudes from the base part toward one side in a thickness direction of the base part; and a tubular protrusion which protrudes from the protruding piece part in a thickness direction of the protruding piece part, and the inside of which is bored in a protruding direction thereof, wherein a plurality of the protruding piece parts is provided along a surface of the base part, and a plurality of the tubular protrusions is provided along a surface of each of the protruding piece parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: KAGA, INC.
    Inventors: Masaaki NOZAKI, Yousuke NAKAMURA, Masaru SAKAMOTO, Hidenori KONTANI, Shuhei KANEKO, Shu MATSUURA
  • Publication number: 20190298244
    Abstract: A mental illness determination device includes a face change information acquisition unit and a mental illness determination unit. The face change information acquisition unit is configured to acquire face change information indicating a time-series change in face data of a subject when emotional stimulation information for stimulating any sense or any combination of senses among an auditory sense, an olfactory sense, a gustatory sense, a tactile sense, and a somatic sensation of the subject to change emotion, and is divided into positive information for increasing comfort and negative information for decreasing comfort is provided to the subject. The mental illness determination unit is configured to determine a state of mental illness of the subject on the basis of the face change information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Junichiro ARAI, Akira MATSUBARA, Takahiro HIRAYAMA, Hideki HASHIZUME, Takashi GOTOU, Yasunori KOTANI, Yoshimi OHGAMI, Taro TOMATSU, Koichi KANEKO, Katsutoshi YOKOYAMA, Hiroshi MATSUMURA, Shenghong PU, Masashi ITAKURA, Hiroaki OHDACHI, Masaru UEKI, Shinya MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20190286038
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a consumable management apparatus includes a detecting unit, a storage unit, an analyzing circuit, a predicting circuit, and a notifying circuit. The detecting unit detects a use condition of a consumable. The storage unit stores therein a use history of the consumable. The analyzing circuit is configured to analyze a consumption speed of the consumable based on a degree of use frequency of the consumable, the degree of use frequency being obtained from the use history of the consumable stored in the storage unit. The predicting circuit is configured to predict a replacement time of the consumable from the use condition of the consumable detected by the detecting unit and the consumption speed of the consumable analyzed by the analyzing circuit. The notifying circuit is configured to give a notice of the replacement time of the consumable predicted by the predicting circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Takeo Seki, Akiyoshi Nakai, Ko Tokumaru, Masaru Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20190084876
    Abstract: There is provided a production method of a resin composite module for a vehicle, which includes a resin module substrate, and a silicone-based polymer hard coat which is formed on the resin module substrate. The method includes forming the hard coat by coating a silicone-based polymer onto the resin module substrate, and radiating an ultraviolet ray onto at least a part of a surface of the hard coat such that a hardness thereof becomes 0.8 GPa or more as evaluated by a nanoindentation method. The radiating the ultraviolet ray uses a light source unit which includes a light source and emits an ultraviolet ray having a wavelength of 360 0nm or less from an emission surface thereof and radiates the ultraviolet ray onto the surface of the hard coat while a distance from the emission surface to the surface of the hard coat is 10 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki HORIKAWA, Yasuaki TSUTSUMI, Masaru KANEKO, Masayuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170348710
    Abstract: A spray gun including a nozzle portion in which a substantially V-shaped groove is formed in a circular section of a truncated conical front end with a cone angle ranging from 20° to 90°, and an internal hole is opened as a liquid ejecting port by forming the substantially V-shaped groove; and a gas cap including a cap face which is provided with an atomized gas opening portion having an opening diameter larger than the circular section, the gas cap forming a circular slit-like gap between the gas cap and an outer periphery of the truncated conical front end, the gap being configured to eject gas for atomizing liquid. The circular section of the truncated conical front end has a diameter ranging from 0.8 mm to 2.8 mm. The atomized gas opening portion has the opening diameter equal to or larger than 1.0 mm and smaller than 3.0 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: ANEST IWATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru KANEKO, Takayuki HATA
  • Publication number: 20170021371
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spray gun, comprising a gun main body 1, a coating material nozzle 30 attached to a gun barrel part 2 of the gun main body and formed with at least one groove 15 on a tip end portion having a coating material ejection opening 30A; and an air cap 16 disposed surrounding the coating material ejection opening of the coating material nozzle, introducing air to the at least one groove of the coating material nozzle, and having a side air hole 19 for ejecting air to intersect with coating material ejected from the coating material ejection opening of the coating material nozzle, wherein the coating material nozzle is configured to adjust a position of the at least one groove around a central axis thereof at least at the tip end portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: ANEST IWATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru KANEKO, Shozo KOSAKA, Nobuhiro SAWATA, Hirohide SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 9498788
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spray gun including: a body having a gun barrel; a coating material nozzle disposed on a tip end side of the gun barrel; and an air cap disposed on the tip end side of the gun barrel to surround a tip end portion of the coating material nozzle, wherein the tip end portion of the coating material nozzle has on the tip end surface thereof a guide wall spreading, and also has on an outer peripheral surface thereof a plurality of air grooves channeled gradually increasing in depth in a longitudinal direction, and wherein the inner peripheral surface of the air cap has a parallel surface parallel to the outer peripheral surface of the tip end portion of the coating material nozzle and successively a tapered surface spreading in a conical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: ANEST IWATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shozo Kosaka, Masaru Kaneko, Nobuyoshi Morita, Takayuki Hata, Atsushi Morohoshi, Nobuhiro Sawata