Patents by Inventor Minoru Kawasaki

Minoru Kawasaki 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: 20190283946
    Abstract: A packaging is provided including: a base layer including at least one layer of a biaxially oriented resin film; and a sealant layer including at least a first thermoplastic resin layer and a second thermoplastic resin layer, in which the base layer, the first thermoplastic resin laser, and the second thermoplastic resin layer are laminated in this order, a density of a first resin forming the first thermoplastic resin layer is higher than a density of a second resin forming the second thermoplastic resin layer, the density of the first resin is 0.90 g/cm3 or higher, the density of the second resin is 0.92 g/cm3 or lower, and the second thermoplastic resin layer contains 200 to 2000 ppm of a lubricant including at least one of a fatly acid amide lubricant and a fatty acid ester lubricant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki KUDO, Nobuhiko Imai, Minoru Kawasaki, Osamu Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20190288127
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a circuit board includes: forming a plurality of metal electrodes so as to be separated from each other on a holding sheet by cutting a metal foil held on the holding sheet to remove a portion of the metal foil; forming adhesive layers on surfaces of the plurality of metal electrodes; adhering the adhesive layers to a base material by closely contacting the adhesive layers with the base material; and transcribing the adhesive layers and the plurality of metal electrodes onto the base material by detaching the holding sheet from the plurality of metal electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi KUMAI, Ryuji UEDA, Kentaro KUBOTA, Shigeki KUDO, Minoru KAWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190276916
    Abstract: A copper-based alloy which includes Cu, Ni, Si, Fe, and Mg, and at least one selected from the group consisting of Mo, W and V, and in which a content of Mg is 0.02 mass % or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minoru KAWASAKI, Natsuki SUGIYAMA, Hisao FUKUHARA, Tadashi OSHIMA, Hajime KATO, Kouji TANAKA, Takashi SAITO
  • Patent number: 10408160
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a cylinder block (10) includes: a step of forming a slit (14) to flow refrigerant therein, between adjacent cylinder bores (CB) among a plurality of cylinder bores provided in a cylinder portion (11); a step of placing a first cover (20a) in the slit and welding the first cover to the cylinder portion by laser beam welding; and a step of placing a second cover (20b) on the first cover and joining the second cover to the cylinder portion by friction stir welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minoru Kawasaki, Tomoya Okazaki, Masashi Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20190239920
    Abstract: In an energy treatment system, a processor temporally detects an electrical property value of an ultrasonic transducer, holds a temporary peak value of the electrical property value, detects an impedance value between the probe electrode and the jaw electrode, and compares the electrical property value and the temporary peak value to determine whether a predetermined condition is satisfied, and whether the impedance value exceeds a predetermined threshold. In response to determining that the electric property value satisfies the predetermined condition and the impedance value is larger than the predetermined threshold, the processor performs at least one of: (i) stopping and (ii) decreasing output from the first power supply, and notifying the determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru KAWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190209202
    Abstract: An energy control device for an ultrasonic treatment tool which includes an ultrasonic transducer and an end effector that performs a treatment using the ultrasonic vibration generated by the ultrasonic transducer comprises a first power supply configured to supply an electric power to the ultrasonic transducer, and a circuit. The circuit is configured to measure an output duration, monitor a characteristic parameter representing a situation of the treatment, set a time threshold value based on the characteristic parameter, and perform, when the output duration exceeds the time threshold value, at least one of: stopping or reducing the output of electric power from the first power supply to the ultrasonic transducer and notifying that the output duration has exceeded the time threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TSUBUKU, Minoru KAWASAKI, Gen KATO
  • Publication number: 20190167296
    Abstract: In an energy control device, a processor detects, based on a detection result of an electric characteristic value in relation to an electric energy which is output from an energy output source to an ultrasonic transducer, a gradual decrease start time at which the electric characteristic value starts a gradual decrease after a gradual increase. The processor executes, based on a fact that a time rate of change of the electric characteristic value become greater than a predetermined threshold after the gradual decrease start time, at least one of causing the energy output source to stop or reduce the output of the electric energy to the ultrasonic transducer, and notifying that the time rate of change become greater than the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TSUBUKU, Minoru KAWASAKI, Gen KATO
  • Publication number: 20190150975
    Abstract: An energy control device supplies power to an ultrasonic treatment instrument including an end effector performing treatment using ultrasonic vibration generated by an ultrasonic transducer. The energy control device includes an energy source configured to output the power to the ultrasonic transducer, and an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit is configured to: acquire a resonance frequency of a vibration system including the ultrasonic transducer; calculate an initial feature value relating to the resonance frequency after a start of an output of the power; set a threshold based on the initial feature value; and perform causing the energy source to stop or reduce the output of the power to the ultrasonic transducer based on a relationship between the resonance frequency and the threshold, or notifying the relationship between the resonance frequency and the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru KAWASAKI, Yoshihiro TSUBUKU, Gen KATO
  • Publication number: 20190150898
    Abstract: An energy control device supplies power to an ultrasonic treatment instrument including an end effector performing treatment using ultrasonic vibration generated by an ultrasonic transducer. The energy control device includes an energy source configured to output the power to the ultrasonic transducer, and at least one integrated circuit. The integrated circuit is configured to: acquire a resonance frequency of a vibration system including the ultrasonic transducer; calculate an integrated value of a difference between the resonance frequency and a predetermined frequency after the acquired resonance frequency has become a first threshold; and perform causing the energy source to stop or reduce an output of the power to the ultrasonic transducer, or notifying that the integrated value has reached the second threshold when the integrated value has reached a second threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru KAWASAKI, Yoshihiro TSUBUKU, Gen KATO
  • Publication number: 20190150974
    Abstract: In an energy control device, a processor detects a gradual decrease start time at which the electric characteristic value in relation to electric energy output to an ultrasonic transducer starts a gradual decrease after a gradual increase. The processor calculates a difference value by subtracting the electric characteristic value from a peak value at gradual decrease start time and calculates an integrated value of the difference value from the gradual decrease start time. The processor executes, based on a fact that the integrated value become greater than a predetermined threshold, at least one of causing to stop or reduce the output of the electric energy to the ultrasonic transducer, and notifying that the integrated value become greater than the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TSUBUKU, Minoru KAWASAKI, Gen KATO
  • Publication number: 20190136346
    Abstract: A hardfacing alloy satisfies the following condition when the hardfacing alloy as a whole is 100 mass % (also simply referred to as “%,” hereinafter), Ni: 10-25%, Si: 1-3%, Fe: 3-18%, the total of one or more elements of Mo, W, and Nb: 6.5-20%, and the balance: Cu and impurities. In particular, it preferably satisfies Fe+2Mo?22.6(%), Mo equivalent/Fe?1.17, and Mo equivalent=Mo+0.522W+1.033Nb. In a hardfacing part composed of the hardfacing alloy, coarse hard particles are formed to ensure the wear resistance, and a soft phase present in the hard particles ensures the machinability. This may be understood as a raw material powder for hardfacing treatment and may also be understood as a hardfacing member in which a hardfacing part is formed on a base material using the raw material powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tadashi OSHIMA, Hajime KATO, Kouji TANAKA, Takashi SAITO, Natsuki SUGIYAMA, Minoru KAWASAKI, Jun NOMASAKI, Hisao FUKUHARA, Naoyuki MIYARA, Hironori AOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10245680
    Abstract: A cladding method for a valve seat in a cylinder head blank includes a combustion chamber, an intake port or an exhaust port communicating with the combustion chamber, and an annular countersunk groove formed in an opening end of the port on the combustion chamber side, the method being for forming a cladding layer by irradiating metal powder supplied in the countersunk groove with a laser beam. A gas flow regulating wall is provided, which projects from the countersunk groove to an inner side of the countersunk groove and to the combustion chamber side, gas is sprayed during irradiating with the laser beam, and the gas is flown by the gas flow regulating wall from the inner side to an outer side of the countersunk groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minoru Kawasaki, Kenji Kidera, Yoshiji Shoda
  • Patent number: 10167533
    Abstract: A wear-resistant copper-based alloy includes: at least one selected from the group made of molybdenum, tungsten, and vanadium and niobium carbide; chromium in an amount of less than 1.0% in terms of wt %; and a matrix and hard particles dispersed in the matrix, in which the hard particles include niobium carbide and at least one selected from the group made of Nb—C—Mo, Nb—C—W, and Nb—C—V around the niobium carbide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Minoru Kawasaki, Nobuyuki Shinohara, Takehisa Fujita, Hironori Aoyama, Yasuhiro Yamamoto, Tadashi Oshima, Hajime Kato, Kouji Tanaka, Takashi Saito
  • Patent number: 9848903
    Abstract: An ultrasonic treatment apparatus includes a movement unit moving in accordance with at least one of an acting state of a load to a treatment section from a jaw and an opening angle of the jaw relative to the treatment section, a movement detector detecting a moving state of the movement unit, and a peak detecting section detecting a target peak of an ultrasonic impedance value. The ultrasonic treatment apparatus includes a control section controlling the peak detecting section to a detection disallowed state where a detection of the target peak is not executed when the movement unit is not placed within a prescribed range based on a detection result in the movement detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Tsubuku, Minoru Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 9681912
    Abstract: A grasping treatment apparatus includes an ultrasonic control section stopping an output of a vibration generating electric power or outputting the vibration generating electric power in a second ultrasonic output mode where incision performance provided by an ultrasonic vibration in a treatment section becomes smaller than that in a first ultrasonic output mode before a peak detection point. The grasping treatment apparatus includes a high-frequency control section outputting a high-frequency electric power in a second high-frequency output mode where incision performance provided by a high-frequency current flowing between a probe electrode portion and a jaw electrode portion becomes higher than that in a first high-frequency output mode before the peak detection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Tsubuku, Minoru Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20170164974
    Abstract: An ultrasonic treatment apparatus includes a movement unit moving in accordance with at least one of an acting state of a load to a treatment section from a jaw and an opening angle of the jaw relative to the treatment section, a movement detector detecting a moving state of the movement unit, and a peak detecting section detecting a target peak of an ultrasonic impedance value. The ultrasonic treatment apparatus includes a control section controlling the peak detecting section to a detection disallowed state where a detection of the target peak is not executed when the movement unit is not placed within a prescribed range based on a detection result in the movement detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TSUBUKU, Minoru KAWASAKI
  • Patent number: 9585685
    Abstract: In an ultrasonic treatment instrument, a vibration generation section is connected to a probe from a proximal direction side in an inside of a case by coupling a drive assembly integrally and detachably to a handle assembly. An opposite extended portion is extended from the case in a state where the opposite extended portion is opposed to the movable handle on the proximal direction side with respect to the movable handle and a space between the opposite extended portion and the movable handle can be opened and closed, when the drive assembly is coupled to the handle assembly. A battery is located in the opposite extended portion, when the drive assembly is coupled to the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ko Kawashima, Minoru Kawasaki, Kenichi Kimura, Kazunori Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20170051380
    Abstract: The present invention provides a homogenization method of a Cu alloy containing Ru, which method comprises a step of adding at least one substance selected from the group consisting of Fe, Ni, FeSi, and Si to a Cu alloy containing at least Ru to homogenize Ru that is segregated within the Cu alloy. The homogenization method improves solubility of Ru in a Cu alloy containing Ru and thus accurate measurement of a precious metal content in the Cu alloy can be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Katsunori YAMAGUCHI, Ryo TAGAWA, Hirofumi SAKAMOTO, Mitsuharu FUJITA, Tetsuya UEDA, Keiko ISHIZAKI, Minoru KAWASAKI, Kiyoshi HIROSUE
  • Publication number: 20170037495
    Abstract: A wear-resistant copper-based alloy includes: at least one selected from the group made of molybdenum, tungsten, and vanadium and niobium carbide; chromium in an amount of less than 1.0% in terms of wt %; and a matrix and hard particles dispersed in the matrix, in which the hard particles include niobium carbide and at least one selected from the group made of Nb—C—Mo, Nb—C—W, and Nb—C—V around the niobium carbide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Minoru KAWASAKI, Nobuyuki SHINOHARA, Takehisa FUJITA, Hironori AOYAMA, Yasuhiro YAMAMOTO, Tadashi OSHIMA, Hajime KATO, Kouji TANAKA, Takashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170018660
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a circuit board includes: forming a plurality of metal electrodes so as to be separated from each other on a holding sheet by cutting a metal foil held on the holding sheet to remove a portion of the metal foil; forming adhesive layers on surfaces of the plurality of metal electrodes; adhering the adhesive layers to a base material by closely contacting the adhesive layers with the base material; and transcribing the adhesive layers and the plurality of metal electrodes onto the base material by detaching the holding sheet from the plurality of metal electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Koichi KUMAI, Ryuji UEDA, Kentaro KUBOTA, Shigeki KUDO, Minoru KAWASAKI