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: 10444654
    Abstract: A conductive member includes a conductive substrate; and a conductive elastic layer disposed on the conductive substrate and exhibiting ionic conduction. The conductive elastic layer contains an elastic material, which contains epichlorohydrin rubber, and an anti-aging agent, and the amount of free chlorine ions in the conductive elastic layer is 1 ?g/g or more and 80 ?g/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Tomari, Yuki Tagawa, Masato Ono, Minoru Rokutan, Yuma Tanaka, Masayuki Seko
  • Patent number: 10414640
    Abstract: A forklift includes a vehicle body 30, a fork 22 mounted on the vehicle body, a controller configured to adjust a position and an orientation of the vehicle body, a laser sensor 20 configured to measure distance data from the laser sensor to an object existing in a space set forward of the fork, and a control commander configured to, when the distance data measured by the laser sensor includes a load or a pallet 100 to be lifted, generate track data for moving the vehicle body to a loading position of the load or the pallet based on the distance data, and provide a command to the controller using the generated track data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Minoru Tanaka, Akinobu Fujii, Mitsuo Koide, Yuuji Tsusaka, Makoto Ichinose, Makoto Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10415947
    Abstract: A probe includes a movable plate to which a stylus capable of contacting a measurable object is mounted, the movable plate displaceable in an X direction; a static plate arranged to overlap with the movable plate; a counter plate facing the movable plate and the static plate; an elastic movable side connection plate, the movable side connection plate connecting the counter plate at at least three places with each of a first end connector positioned toward a first end of the movable plate in the X direction and second end connectors positioned toward a second end in the X direction; and a static side connection plate which connects the static plate and the counter plate. An entire length of the first end connector in a Y direction orthogonal to the X direction is the same size as the entire length of the second end connectors in the Y direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Arai, Kazuya Iwasaki, Minoru Tanaka, Shuichi Kamiyama, Kazuhiko Hidaka
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190280101
    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: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya TAKADO, Minoru AKUTSU, Taketoshi TANAKA, Norikazu ITO
  • Publication number: 20190273425
    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: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: MINEBEA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru KURODA, Makoto TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10361510
    Abstract: A connector, a connector set, and a manufacturing method for a connector that suppresses intrusion or radiation of noise. A first connector includes a first ground conductor including a first outer conductor having a cylindrical shape and a virtual first center axis extending in a first direction, and a first contact section connected to the first outer conductor; a first center conductor in an area surrounded by the first outer conductor when viewed from the first direction; and a first lock member. When the first connector and a second connector are connected to each other, the first outer conductor is inserted in a second outer conductor, the first lock member pushes the second connector toward one side of the first direction, and the first contact section contact a second ground conductor to surround the periphery of the first outer conductor when viewed from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aoi Tanaka, Chikara Uratani, Minoru Ikeda, Shingo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10340360
    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: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Takado, Minoru Akutsu, Taketoshi Tanaka, Norikazu Ito
  • Patent number: 10298106
    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: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MINEBEA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Kuroda, Makoto Tanaka
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190135790
    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: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Bradner, Jun Qi, Minoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10264810
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to remove or reduce iodine contained in a marine natural product extract, while maintaining the original flavor, taste, appearance, etc. of the marine natural product extract before processing. A first anion exchange membrane (5) and a second anion exchange membrane (6) are sequentially arranged from the anode (3) side. Between the anion exchange membranes (5, 6), an extract receiving compartment (9) is formed and fed with a marine natural product extract (21). An iodine recovery compartment (8) is formed on the anode side of the first anion exchange membrane (5). A replenisher receiving compartment (10) is formed on the cathode side of the second anion exchange membrane (6) and fed with a replenisher containing chlorine ions (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: RIKEN VITAMIN CO., LTD., SUNACTIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Tanaka, Haruka Unno, Hiroaki Kanayama
  • Patent number: 10248123
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus includes a main body, a range sensor, an operation device, and a mobile mechanism. The operation device includes a wide route data generation unit that generates a wide route data according to which the main body is moved from a first specified location to a second specified location, a determination unit that determines a location and a posture of a reference object, an approaching route data generation unit that generates an approaching route data according to which the main body is moved from the second specified location to a target location, and a route data switching unit that switches traveling route from the wide rote data to the approaching route data after the approaching route data is generated. The approaching route data generation unit generates the approaching route data while the main body is traveling according to the generated wide route data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Makoto Ichinose, Mitsuo Koide, Yuuji Tsusaka, Minoru Tanaka, Akinobu Fujii
  • Publication number: 20190059627
    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: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: KAZUYA KITATANI, MASAYUKI IWAMOTO, MANAMI KOBAYASHI, RIKA NOZAWA, KEISUKE MORISHITA, MINORU TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190046541
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula (I), and pharmaceutically compositions thereof. Compounds of Formula (I) 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: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: James E. Bradner, Jun Qi, Minoru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180354973
    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 comprising the inventive compounds, as well as methods of using the inventive compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Bradner, Jun Qi, Minoru Tanaka, Justin M. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10150756
    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: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Bradner, Jun Qi, Minoru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180327884
    Abstract: A high-strength galvanized steel sheet and a method for producing the steel sheet. The steel sheet has a composition that includes C: 0.030% to 0.250%, Si: 0.01% to 3.00%, Mn: 2.00% to 10.00%, P: 0.001% to 0.100%, S: 0.0001% to 0.0200%, N: 0.0005% to 0.0100%, Ti: 0.005% to 0.200%, on a mass basis, and Fe and inevitable impurities. Additionally, the steel sheet has concentration of solute Mn at a depth of 5 ?m or less from a surface of the steel sheet that is 1.50% by mass or less, and a value obtained by dividing the average mass percentage of Mn in retained austenite by the average mass percentage of Mn in ferrite is 2.0 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mai AOYAMA, Minoru TANAKA, Yoshitsugu SUZUKI, Yoshiyasu KAWASAKI, Hideyuki TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10113931
    Abstract: A stylus support portion moveable in an X direction is arranged separate from a fixed portion. A plate spring has a first end fixated to an end portion of the stylus support portion in an X (+) direction, a second end fixated to the fixed portion, and a principal surface facing the X direction. A plate spring has a first end fixated to an end portion of the stylus support portion in an X (?) direction, a second end fixated to the fixed portion, and a principal surface facing the X direction. A first permanent magnet is provided on the end portion of the stylus support portion in the X (+) direction. A second permanent magnet is provided on the end portion of the stylus support portion in the X (?) direction. A third permanent magnet is provided to the fixed portion so that a magnetic force in the X direction acts on an area between the first permanent magnet and the third permanent magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Arai, Kazuhiko Hidaka, Minoru Tanaka, Tomoyuki Miyazaki, Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10061026
    Abstract: A photoelectric sensor includes the following components. A disturbance detection unit detects a disturbance by comparing a light reception result obtained by a light receiver with a first threshold and with a second threshold for a predetermined period in a state where no light is transmitted by a light transmitter. The second threshold takes a value of a sign opposite to that of the first threshold relative to a no-signal state. A waiting unit waits for the light reception result obtained by the light receiver to become within a range from the first threshold to the second threshold upon detection of a disturbance. A disturbance type determination unit causes detection of a disturbance to be performed again after the waiting. A light transmission instruction unit instructs the light transmitter to transmit light when no disturbance is detected for a predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AZBIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Tanaka, Hiroshi Hatanaka, Takayuki Hosoi