Patents by Inventor Minoru Kimura

Minoru Kimura 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: 10917534
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a transport unit, a reader, a detector, and a controller. The transport unit transports a document. The reader reads the transported document. The detector detects whether or not a document bundle prior to being transported is present. While a document in a first document bundle corresponding to a first job is being transported, if the detector detects that a document in a second document bundle corresponding to a second job as a subsequent job is loaded, the controller actuates the transport unit until all documents in the first document bundle are output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunobu Sato, Hosana Kimura, Hiromichi Sawamura, Kaoru Furusawa, Atsuhiro Itoh, Akari Fukuda, Minoru Aizumi, Yuichi Tanaka, Taketo Kondo
  • Publication number: 20210035034
    Abstract: Prediction model area environment representative data that representatively indicates an environment of a prediction model area is generated based on prediction model area environmental data and prediction model area data. Additionally, prediction model area crop characteristic representative data that represents a characteristic of a crop cultivated in the prediction model area is generated. Based on the prediction model area environment representative data and the prediction model area crop characteristic representative data, a crop characteristic prediction model is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Enoki, Kazuyo Suzuki, Minoru Inamori, Yu Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200329164
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a transport unit, a reader, a detector, and a controller. The transport unit transports a document. The reader reads the transported document. The detector detects whether or not a document bundle prior to being transported is present. While a document in a first document bundle corresponding to a first job is being transported, if the detector detects that a document in a second document bundle corresponding to a second job as a subsequent job is loaded, the controller actuates the transport unit until all documents in the first document bundle are output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunobu SATO, Hosana KIMURA, Hiromichi SAWAMURA, Kaoru FURUSAWA, Atsuhiro ITOH, Akari FUKUDA, Minoru AIZUMI, Yuichi TANAKA, Taketo KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200277682
    Abstract: A rail achieves a high 0.2% proof stress after straightening treatment, the high 0.2% proof stress being effective at improving rolling contact fatigue resistance of the rail, by hot rolling a steel raw material to obtain a rail, the steel raw material having a chemical composition containing C: 0.70% to 0.85%, Si: 0.1% to 1.5%, Mn: 0.4% to 1.5%, P: 0.035% or less, S: 0.010% or less, and Cr: 0.05% to 1.50% with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities; straightening the rail with a load of 50 tf or more; and subsequently subjecting the rail to heat treatment in which the rail is held in a temperature range of 150° C. or more and 400° C. or less for 0.5 hours or more and 10 hours or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru HONJO, Tatsumi KIMURA, Katsuyuki ICHIMIYA, Kazukuni HASE
  • Patent number: 10764454
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a transport unit, a reader, a detector, and a controller. The transport unit transports a document. The reader reads the transported document. The detector detects whether or not a document bundle prior to being transported is present. While a document in a first document bundle corresponding to a first job is being transported, if the detector detects that a document in a second document bundle corresponding to a second job as a subsequent job is loaded, the controller changes pre-feeding operation for preliminarily pulling a document in the second document bundle into the image reading apparatus in accordance with a pull-in position of the document in the image reading apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunobu Sato, Hiromichi Sawamura, Kaoru Furusawa, Hosana Kimura, Atsuhiro Itoh, Minoru Aizumi, Yuichi Tanaka, Taketo Kondo, Akari Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20200205269
    Abstract: A microphone picks up a speech and outputs a speech signal. A lighting control unit recognizes the speech by performing speech recognition on the speech signal, thereby generating command data corresponding to the speech recognized. The lighting control unit controls a light fixture based on the command data. A state decision unit makes a state decision of the light fixture. A condition setting unit sets, depending on the state decision made by the state decision unit, a condition for a speech recognition unit to perform the speech recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Masaya HANAZONO, Katsuhiko KIMURA, Ryuji NATSUME, Minoru FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10662856
    Abstract: An outboard motor 10 includes an engine 16, a fuel tank 25, a propeller 17 which is configured to be driven by the engine 16, a case member 18 which rotatably supports the propeller 17, a recoil starter 29 which is configured to cause the engine 16 to start by manually rotating a crankshaft of the engine 16, and a cover member 16 which is mounted on the case member 18 so as to cover the engine 16, the fuel tank 25, and the recoil starter 29. The recoil starter 29 includes a recoil cover 34, which is formed with an air passage hole 34c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Harada, Ryohei Matsuoka, Kazuhiro Ishizaka, Minoru Saito, Toru Kimura, Naoki Aikawa
  • Patent number: 10574516
    Abstract: A disclosed management apparatus that manages communication in a network shared by information processing apparatuses of plural users includes: a memory and a processor coupled to the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masanori Kimura, Masakazu Fukaya, Jun Tanaka, Toshio Sugimoto, Minoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10548899
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound which has a cholinergic muscarinic M1 receptor positive allosteric modulator activity and may be useful as a medicament such as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, pain, sleep disorder, Parkinson's disease dementia, Lewy body dementia and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I) or a salt thereof. In the formula (I), each symbol is as described in the attached specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Sugimoto, Shinkichi Suzuki, Hiroki Sakamoto, Masami Yamada, Minoru Nakamura, Makoto Kamata, Kenichiro Shimokawa, Masaki Ogino, Eiji Kimura, Masataka Murakami, Takuto Kojima, Jinichi Yonemori
  • Publication number: 20200011228
    Abstract: An outboard motor 10 includes an engine 16, a fuel tank 25, a propeller 17 which is configured to be driven by the engine 16, a case member 18 which rotatably supports the propeller 17, a recoil starter 29 which is configured to cause the engine 16 to start by manually rotating a crankshaft of the engine 16, and a cover member 16 which is mounted on the case member 18 so as to cover the engine 16, the fuel tank 25, and the recoil starter 29. The recoil starter 29 includes a recoil cover 34, which is formed with an air passage hole 34c.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro HARADA, Ryohei MATSUOKA, Kazuhiro ISHIZAKA, Minoru SAITO, Toru KIMURA, Naoki AIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200002780
    Abstract: A rail exhibits a high 0.2% proof stress after shipping, which is effective for improving rolling contact fatigue resistance of the rail, the rail having a chemical composition containing C: 0.70% to 0.85%, Si: 0.1% to 1.5%, Mn: 0.4% to 1.5%, P: 0.035% or less, S: 0.010% or less, and Cr: 0.05% to 1.50%, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, and exhibiting, at least 90 days after a preparation date of a steel material inspection certificate of the rail which describes at least a measurement result of a 0.2% proof stress of a head of the rail, an improvement margin of a 0.2% proof stress of 40 MPa or more, relative to the 0.2% proof stress described in the steel material inspection certificate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru HONJO, Tatsumi KIMURA, Katsuyuki ICHIMIYA, Kazukuni HASE
  • Publication number: 20190338402
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a railway vehicle wheel is provided. The method comprises: in an electric heating furnace or converter, preparing steel containing, in mass %. 0.65% to 0.84% of C, 0.1% to 1.5% of Si, 0.05% to 1.5% of Mn, 0.025% or less of P, 0.015% or less of S, 0.001% to 0.08% of Al, and 0.05% to 1.5% of Cr, the balance being Fe and incidental impurities; casting the steel to obtain a material; hot rolling and/or hot forging the material to form a wheel; heating the wheel to Ac3 point +50° C. or higher; cooling the wheel from a start temperature of 700° C. or higher to a stop temperature of 500° C. to 650° C. at a rate of 1° C./s to 10° C./s; and then air cooling the wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsumi KIMURA, Takashi IWAMOTO, Shigeru ENDO, Minoru HONJO, Katsuyuki ICHIMIYA, Kazukuni HASE, Kazuya TOKUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10388581
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an insulating substrate, a semiconductor element provided on the insulating substrate, a case frame, a press-fit terminal, and a sealing member provided on an inner side of an inner wall part on the insulating substrate to seal the semiconductor element. The case frame is made of an insulating material and includes an outer wall part, an inner wall part, a recess bottom surface forming a recess together with the outer wall part and the inner wall part. The press-fit terminal includes a base part, a body part, and a press-in portion. The base part is embedded in the recess bottom surface and the body part stands upright from the recess bottom surface such that the body part extends between the inner wall part and the outer wall part, and the press-in portion protrudes up out of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Ishibashi, Shinsuke Asada, Yoshitaka Kimura, Minoru Egusa
  • Publication number: 20190248776
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having a cholinergic muscarinic M1 receptor positive allosteric modulator activity, which may be useful as a prophylactic or therapeutic drug for Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, pain, sleep disorder, Parkinson's disease dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I) or a salt thereof: wherein each symbol is as defined in the attached DESCRIPTION.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro SUGIMOTO, Shinkichi SUZUKI, Hiroki SAKAMOTO, Masami YAMADA, Minoru NAKAMURA, Makoto KAMATA, Kenichiro SHIMOKAWA, Masaki OGINO, Eiji KIMURA, Masataka MURAKAMI, Jinichi YONEMORI, Takuto KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20190249280
    Abstract: A method for selecting a rail steel and a wheel steel comprising: selecting a rail steel and a wheel steel to be used as a rail and a wheel on an actual track, respectively, the rail steel and the wheel steel having a specific chemical composition, such that the rail comprises a head portion having a yield strength YSR of 830 MPa or more, the wheel comprises a rim portion having a yield strength YSW of 580 MPa or more, and a ratio YSR/YSW of the yield strength YSR at the head portion of the rail to the yield strength YSW at the rim portion of the wheel falls within a range of: 0.85?YSR/YSW?1.95 (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru HONJO, Tatsumi KIMURA, Katsuyuki ICHIMIYA, Kazukuni HASE
  • Patent number: 9744558
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to solve a problem that a coating film has an uneven thickness in the case where a coating target 1 has a stepped portion extending in a predetermined direction on its coating surface. To solve the problem, a follow-up coating is performed along the stepped portion S extending in the predetermined direction after coating of the entire coating surface of the coating target 1 so that paint mist adheres more to a relatively-recessed side of the stepped portion S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Shinoda, Minoru Kimura, Tatsuo Tsuneoka, Fumi Hirano
  • Publication number: 20150273496
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to solve a problem that a coating film has an uneven thickness in the case where a coating target 1 has a stepped portion extending in a predetermined direction on its coating surface. To solve the problem, a follow-up coating is performed along the stepped portion S extending in the predetermined direction after coating of the entire coating surface of the coating target 1 so that paint mist adheres more to a relatively-recessed side of the stepped portion S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Shinoda, Minoru Kimura, Tatsuo Tsuneoka, Fumi Hirano
  • Patent number: 8791574
    Abstract: In a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device having a multilevel interconnect layer including a low-k layer, a two-step cutting technique is used for dicing. After formation of a groove in a semiconductor wafer with a tapered blade, the groove is divided with a straight blade thinner than the groove width. The multilevel interconnect layer portion is cut while being covered with a tapered face and then the wafer is separated with a thin blade which is not brought into contact with the multilevel interconnect layer portion. The wafer can thus be diced without damaging a relatively fragile low-k layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Akiba, Minoru Kimura, Masao Odagiri
  • Publication number: 20130062747
    Abstract: In a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device having a multilevel interconnect layer including a low-k layer, a two-step cutting technique is used for dicing. After formation of a groove in a semiconductor wafer with a tapered blade, the groove is divided with a straight blade thinner than the groove width. The multilevel interconnect layer portion is cut while being covered with a tapered face and then the wafer is separated with a thin blade which is not brought into contact with the multilevel interconnect layer portion. The wafer can thus be diced without damaging a relatively fragile low-k layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: TOSHIHIKO AKIBA, Minoru Kimura, Masao Odagiri
  • Patent number: 8298963
    Abstract: With a recent shrinking semiconductor process, insulating layers formed between interconnect layers are becoming thin. To avoid parasitic capacitance between them, materials of a low dielectric constant have been used for an insulating layer in a multilevel interconnect. Low-k materials, however, have low strength compared with the conventional insulating layers. Porous low-k materials are structurally fragile. The invention therefore provides a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device having a multilevel interconnect layer including a low-k layer. According to the method, in a two-step cutting system dicing in which after formation of a groove in a semiconductor water with a tapered blade, the groove is divided with a straight blade thinner than the groove width, the multilevel interconnect layer portion is cut while being covered with a tapered face and then the wafer is separated with a thin blade which is not brought into contact with the multilevel interconnect layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Akiba, Minoru Kimura, Masao Odagiri