Patents by Inventor Minoru Tanaka

Minoru Tanaka 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: 10850961
    Abstract: A forklift includes: a fork 22, a moving mechanism configured to move the fork in a first direction; a laser sensor 20 mounted on the fork, configured to scan laser light in a second direction intersecting the first direction, and measure a distance from the laser sensor to a surrounding object based on reflection of the scanned laser light; and a processor configured to generate a three-dimensional range image within an emission range to which the laser light is emitted based on distance data acquired when the laser sensor scans the laser light in the second direction while the moving mechanism moves the fork in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Minoru Tanaka, Akinobu Fujii, Yuuji Tsusaka, Makoto Ichinose, Makoto Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10842310
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cooking device (1A) which, in a case where food items are cooked consecutively, makes the cooked food items uniform in condition. The cooking device (1A) includes an upper heater (17), a d lower heater (18), a steam supplying section (20), a temperature sensor (27), and a heating control section (31A). The heating control section (31A) controls, based on the temperature measured by the temperature sensor (27), the operations of the upper heater (17) and the lower heater (18) so that the temperature in a cooking room (14) becomes equal to a given temperature. In a case where the time from the start of a cooking process to the end of the cooking process is divided into a preceding time period and a subsequent time period, the heating control section (31A) suspends the operations of the upper heater (17) and the lower heater (18) while the temperature in the cooking room (14) is higher than a given preceding target temperature (T1) during the preceding time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Kitatani, Masayuki Iwamoto, Manami Kobayashi, Rika Nozawa, Keisuke Morishita, Minoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10831133
    Abstract: An endless belt includes a first resin and first conductive carbon particles. In the spatial distribution of the first conductive carbon particles present in an evaluation region of the outer peripheral surface of the endless belt which has a size of 6.3 ?m×4.2 ?m, the integral of the statistic L(r) represented by Formula (1) below from 0.05 ?m to 0.30 ?m with respect to an interparticle distance r is 0 or more and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoya Sugiura, Shigeru Fukuda, Futoshi Takei, Daisuke Tanemura, Masato Ono, Masato Furukawa, Hiroaki Tanaka, Shogo Hayashi, Tomoko Suzuki, Masayuki Seko, Koichi Matsumoto, Minoru Rokutan
  • Publication number: 20200331145
    Abstract: A malfunction determination method for a production machine including a motor as a driving source of a rotating mechanism acquires sensor data of a sensor for detecting a condition of the production machine, determines whether the production machine has an operation stop period during which the production machine has stopped its operation for a predetermined period of time or longer in accordance with an operation history of the production machine, sets a malfunction determination suspension period for suspending a malfunction determination of the production machine when determined to have the operation stop period, in accordance with a length of the operation stop period, and determines whether the production machine has a malfunction in a period other than the malfunction determination suspension period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tanaka, Toshimichi Urakawa, Toru Takagi, Minoru Tomikashi
  • 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: 20200306679
    Abstract: A dust collector includes a housing, a dust collecting bag that is installed in the housing and has an air permeability, a supply section that has a pipe coupled to the dust collecting bag, and supplies a powder into the housing via the pipe, a negative pressure generating section that generates a negative pressure in the housing, and a vibration applying section that applies a vibration to the dust collecting bag. The dust collecting bag includes a top surface, a bottom surface, and a side surface coupling the top surface and the bottom surface with each other, and a vibration transmitted to the top surface is larger than a vibration transmitted to the bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Shigeo Fujita, Minoru Honjo, Hidetoshi Hashizume
  • Publication number: 20200308336
    Abstract: The polyurethane resin composition contains a polyisocyanate component containing p-MDI, a polyol component, an organic metal catalyst, and a reaction retardant represented by general formula (1) below, wherein the mole ratio of the reaction retardant relative to 1 mol of the organic metal catalyst is 0.50 or more and 2.50 or less, (in general formula (1), A represents an aliphatic ring or an aromatic ring. R1 represents a hydrocarbon group composing ring A. R2 represents an aliphatic hydrocarbon group bonded to ring A. R3 represents a hydrogen atom or alkyl group bonded to nitrogen atom included in ring A. R4 represents a hydrogen atom or carboxyl group bonded to ring A. m is 1 or 2, n is 0 or 1, and total of n and m is 2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Toshihiro TANAKA, Hiroshi KANAYAMA, Minoru WATANABE, Hiroki INOUE, Junji SAITO
  • Patent number: 10790735
    Abstract: A holder is used while attached to a chassis of a vibration generator that moves a vibrator to generate a vibration. The holder includes a vibrator retention unit retaining the vibrator, a fixed unit fixed to the chassis, and an arm. The arm connects the fixed unit and the vibrator retention unit, and the arm supports the vibrator retention unit while the vibrator retention unit can be displaced with respect to the fixed unit. The fixed unit, the arm, and the vibrator retention unit are integrally formed using resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Minoru Kuroda, Makoto Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10778074
    Abstract: A holder is used while attached to a chassis of a vibration generator that moves a vibrator to generate a vibration. The holder includes a vibrator retention unit retaining the vibrator, a fixed unit fixed to the chassis, and an arm. The arm connects the fixed unit and the vibrator retention unit, and the arm supports the vibrator retention unit while the vibrator retention unit can be displaced with respect to the fixed unit. The fixed unit, the arm, and the vibrator retention unit are integrally formed using resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Minoru Kuroda, Makoto Tanaka
  • 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: 20200251511
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging apparatus that can further downsize the size of the apparatus. The solid-state imaging apparatus is configured by laminating a first structure body, at which a pixel array unit in which pixels for performing photoelectric conversion are two-dimensionally aligned is formed, and a second structure body, at which an output circuit unit for outputting a pixel signal outputted from the pixels to the outside of the apparatus is formed. The output circuit unit, a through via which penetrates a semiconductor substrate constituting a part of the second structure body, and a signal output external terminal connected to the outside of the apparatus are arranged under the pixel array unit of the first structure body, the output circuit unit is connected to the signal output external terminal via the through via, and the outermost surface of the apparatus is a resin layer formed on an upper layer of an on-chip lens of the pixel array unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harumi TANAKA, Yoshiaki MASUDA, Shinji MIYAZAWA, Minoru ISHIDA
  • Patent number: 10730860
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula (II) (e.g., compounds of Formula (I)), and pharmaceutically compositions thereof. Compounds of Formula (II) are believed to be binders of bromodomains and/or bromodomain-containing proteins (e.g., bromo and extra terminal (BET) proteins). Also provided are methods, uses, and kits using the compounds and pharmaceutical compositions for inhibiting the activity (e.g., increased activity) of bromodomains and/or bromodomain-containing proteins and for treating and/or preventing in a subject diseases associated with bromodomains or bromodomain-containing proteins (e.g., proliferative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, viral infections, fibrotic diseases, metabolic diseases, endocrine diseases, and radiation poisoning). The compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, and kits are also useful for male contraception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Bradner, Jun Qi, Minoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10727312
    Abstract: A nitride semiconductor device includes: an electron transit layer including GaxIn1-xN (0<x?1); an electron supply layer formed on the electron transit layer and including AlyIn1-yN (0<y?1); a gate insulating film formed to pass through the electron supply layer to contact the electron transit layer; and a gate electrode facing the electron transit layer with the gate insulating film interposed therebetween, wherein, in the electron transit layer, a portion contacting the gate insulating film and a portion contacting the electron transit layer are flush with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Takado, Minoru Akutsu, Taketoshi Tanaka, Norikazu Ito
  • Publication number: 20200199150
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds and pharmaceutically compositions thereof. The compounds and compositions are binders of bromodomains and/or bromodomain-containing proteins (e.g., bromo and extra terminal (BET) proteins). Also provided are methods, uses, and kits using the compounds and pharmaceutical compositions for inhibiting the activity (e.g., increased activity) of bromodomains and/or bromodomain-containing proteins and for treating and/or preventing in a subject diseases associated with bromodomains or bromodomain-containing proteins (e.g., proliferative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, viral infections, fibrotic diseases, metabolic diseases, endocrine diseases, and radiation poisoning). The compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, and kits are also useful for male contraception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Bradner, Jun Qi, Minoru Tanaka, Dennis Buckley
  • Publication number: 20200172553
    Abstract: The present invention provides bivalent inhibitors of BET bromodomains, such as compounds of Formulae (I), (II), (III), (IV), (V) and (VI). Some bromdomain-containing proteins (e.g., BRD4) have a tandem bromodomain primary structure comprising more than one bromodomain binding site (e.g., BRD4 comprises BD1 and BD2). Bivalent inhibitors of BET bromodomains provided herein can target bromodomains through advantageous multivalent interactions, and can therefore can be to treat diseases or conditions associated with bromodomain-containing proteins. The present also provides pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising the inventive compounds, as well as methods of using the inventive compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Bradner, Jun Qi, Minoru Tanaka, Justin M. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10672809
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging apparatus that is configured by laminating a first structure body, at which a pixel array unit in which pixels for performing photoelectric conversion are two-dimensionally aligned is formed, and a second structure body, at which an output circuit unit for outputting a pixel signal outputted from the pixels to the outside of the apparatus is formed. The output circuit unit, a through via which penetrates a semiconductor substrate constituting a part of the second structure body, and a signal output external terminal connected to the outside of the apparatus are arranged under the pixel array unit of the first structure body, the output circuit unit is connected to the signal output external terminal via the through via, and the outermost surface of the apparatus is a resin layer formed on an upper layer of an on-chip lens of the pixel array unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Harumi Tanaka, Yoshiaki Masuda, Shinji Miyazawa, Minoru Ishida
  • Publication number: 20200165772
    Abstract: Functional agent-containing fibers according to an embodiment of the present invention, wherein a functional agent is supported by silicone fixed to the fibers. The silicone includes an acrylic-modified organopolysiloxane having two or more acrylic groups per molecule. A rate of decrease in the functional agent after the functional agent-containing fibers are washed 10 times is less than 40%. In the present invention, the functional agent-containing fibers may be produced, e.g., by irradiating fibers impregnated with a fiber treatment agent A containing silicone with an electron beam so that the silicone is fixed to the fibers, and impregnating the fibers to which the silicone has been fixed with a fiber treatment agent B containing a functional agent. The functional agent-containing fibers may be produced, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji IRIFUNE, Tomoya KANAI, Masaki TANAKA, Minoru SUGIYAMA, Hidenobu MORISHIMA, Kazuhiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20200145184
    Abstract: A transmitting system includes a variable-length packet multiplexing apparatus and a transmission slotting apparatus. The variable-length packet multiplexing apparatus generates a variable-length packet. The transmission slotting apparatus stores the variable-length packet in slots forming transmission main signals. The transmission slotting apparatus includes a capacity calculator, an extractor, a remainder calculator, a selector, and a slot information multiplexer. The capacity calculator calculates a data capacity of the transmission main signals for one frame. The extractor extracts a byte number of the variable-length packet. The remainder calculator calculates a remaining capacity of the transmission main signals. The selector stores a predetermined data sequence in a region left in the slots, and outputs the slots storing the data sequence. The slot information multiplexer multiplexes slot information and the slots output by the selector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoo YAMAKAGE, Tatsuya TANAKA, Yasumichi HASHI, Keita IWAMI, Minoru ABE
  • Publication number: 20200101644
    Abstract: An ultraviolet irradiation device includes a light-emitting element, a temperature control element, and a control circuit. The light-emitting element is configured to emit an ultraviolet light. The temperature control element is configured to control a temperature of the light-emitting element. The control circuit is configured to control the temperature control element based on a voltage of the light-emitting element so as to control a peak wavelength of the ultraviolet light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohide MIYASAKA, Yoshitaka Tanaka, Minoru Kitahara
  • Patent number: 10597631
    Abstract: While green algae are expected to serve as raw materials of biomass fuels, they are damaged by high-intensity light when subjected to mass-culture outdoors in summer, and biomass productivity is deteriorated as a consequence. In order to overcome such a drawback, the present invention provides a high-intensity light resistant green algae mutant that can be subjected to outdoor culture in summer. Specifically, the present invention relates to such green algae mutant, wherein functions or expression levels of a protein having a response regulatory domain at the N-terminus and a WD40 domain at the C-terminus are lower than those in a wild-type strain, and wherein said green algae mutant grows faster than a wild-type strain when cultured at a light intensity of 1,000, 1,500, or 2,000 ?mol photons m?2 s?1 measured as photosynthetically active radiation (PAR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeaki Harayama, Jumpei Hayakawa, Yoko Ide, Yuki Tanaka, Satoko Komatsu, Minoru Kurata