Patents by Inventor Mitsuru Kurita

Mitsuru Kurita 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: 10882605
    Abstract: The present invention provides a riblet structure that further reduces drag, which is a sum of turbulent friction drag and pressure drag, and an object including such a riblet structure. An object such as an aircraft, plant, and pipeline includes a wavelike riblet pattern on a surface. The wavelike riblet pattern includes a large number of wavelike riblets. Each of the large number of wave riblets includes a wavelike ridge line, and a height thereof changes cyclically with respect to a fluid flow direction. With such a configuration, drag, which is a sum of turbulent friction drag and pressure drag, can be further reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY
    Inventors: Kie Okabayashi, Yasuhiro Koshioka, Akira Nishizawa, Mitsuru Kurita, Hidetoshi Iijima
  • Publication number: 20190023379
    Abstract: The present invention provides a riblet structure that further reduces drag, which is a sum of turbulent friction drag and pressure drag, and an object including such a riblet structure. An object such as an aircraft, plant, and pipeline includes a wavelike riblet pattern on a surface. The wavelike riblet pattern includes a large number of wavelike riblets. Each of the large number of wave riblets includes a wavelike ridge line, and a height thereof changes cyclically with respect to a fluid flow direction. With such a configuration, drag, which is a sum of turbulent friction drag and pressure drag, can be further reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY
    Inventors: Kie Okabayashi, Yasuhiro Koshioka, Akira Nishizawa, Mitsuru Kurita, Hidetoshi Iijima
  • Publication number: 20140102747
    Abstract: A purpose is, in the case where a nonwoven member is hot pressed around a wire harness to form a protective member, to inhibit rotation of a vehicle body fixing component attached to the protective member while making a cross-sectional shape of the protective member as circular as possible. The wire harness includes a wire harness body containing at least one electric wire and a protective member formed by hot pressing a nonwoven member in a state of covering at least a portion of the wire harness body. The protective member has a protective body that is formed to have a circular cross-sectional shape and a projection forming part that has a partially projecting part formed on an outer periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Mizuhira, Yukihiro Shirafuji, Mitsuru Kurita, Isamu Hamamoto, Takeshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20130161092
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a wire harness main body having at least one electric wire and a protection material formed by hot pressing a nonwoven material wrapped more than one time around a circumference of at least a portion in a longitudinal direction of the wire harness main body. A slimmed portion is provided to at least one end of the protection material, the slimmed portion being thinner than a middle portion of the protection material so that a portion where an external surface and an internal surface of the nonwoven material make contact with each other is entirely joined in a circumferential direction on a periphery of the wire harness main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru KURITA, Yukihiro SHIRAFUJI, Takeshi SATO, Isamu HAMAMOTO, Takeshi MIZUHIRA, Hitoshi SUZAKI
  • Publication number: 20130008686
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a wire harness that has a simple structure, that can be easily manufactured, and that includes a protective member having an extra-length absorbing function. A wire harness (1) includes an electrical wire bundle (12) and a protective member (21). The protective member (21) is a member obtained by heat-molding a nonwoven fabric, covers a portion in the longitudinal direction of the electrical wire bundle (12), and has a spiral shape or helical shape in which a curved portion is formed with a continuous turn in the longitudinal direction or has a meander shape in which a plurality of curved portions are formed with intermittent turns in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Igarashi, Hiroaki Masuda, Nobumasa Takihara, Yasunori Imada, Mitsuru Kurita, Yukihiro Shirafuji
  • Patent number: 7072083
    Abstract: In an image reading apparatus for reading an original image using a light source containing a plurality of color components, a control pulse for dimming the light source is generated by pulse-width modulation symmetrically with respect to a reference timing (for example, the central position in one storage time or the storage start timing) in one predetermined storage time of a line sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sato, Hiroyoshi Maruyama, Ken Tanabe, Masashi Minami, Shigeo Yamagata, Mitsuru Kurita, Koji Arai, Tsutomu Utagawa, Koichi Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 7061652
    Abstract: Predetermined additional information is superposed as a dot pattern on image information read by an image scanner, and the image information superposed with the additional information is modulated. The modulated information is demodulated and recorded on a recording medium to perform a series of operations, i.e., to simultaneously satisfy both pattern addition and modulation/demodulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kurita, Katsuyoshi Maeshima, Masahiro Funada, Yasumichi Suzuki, Yoichi Takaragi, Akiko Kanno, Koichi Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 7057775
    Abstract: Predetermined additional information is superposed as a dot pattern on image information read by an image scanner, and the image information superposed with the additional information is modulated. The modulated information is demodulated and recorded on a recording medium to perform a series of operations, i.e., to simultaneously satisfy both pattern addition and modulation/demodulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kurita, Katsuyoshi Maeshima, Masahiro Funada, Yasumichi Suzuki, Yoichi Takaragi, Akiko Kanno, Koichi Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 6757084
    Abstract: To control a light emitted from a fluorescent lamp having phosphors with different afterglow properties for different colors, a center of a lighting control signal for controlling the lighting of the fluorescent lamp is controlled to constantly align with the center of a Hsync period so that despite the variation of the lighting time of the fluorescent lamp, a barycenter of the quantity of light from the fluorescent lamp in the Hsync period almost aligns with the center of the Hsync period to reduce the offset of the barycenter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kurita, Hiroshi Sato, Koji Arai, Koichi Ishimoto, Taro Ikeda, Takashi Sugiura
  • Patent number: 6735000
    Abstract: This invention relates to an image reading apparatus which eliminates color misregistration upon reading in the sub-scanning direction, which occurs due to different afterglow or persistence characteristics of the respective colors of a light source upon executing the light quantity control of the light source for illuminating an original. Since the light quantity control of the light source is divisionally done a plurality of times in one accumulation period of a solid-state image sensing element, any deviation of the center of gravity in the quantity of light from the center C of one accumulation period can be minimized, and the color misregistration can be eliminated remarkably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidekazu Shimomura, Hiroshi Sato, Seiichiro Satomura, Mitsuru Kurita
  • Publication number: 20040051918
    Abstract: In an image reading apparatus for reading an original image using a light source containing a plurality of color components, a control pulse for dimming the light source is generated by pulse-width modulation symmetrically with respect to a reference timing (for example, the central position in one storage time or the storage start timing) in one predetermined storage time of a line sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sato, Hiroyoshi Maruyama, Ken Tanabe, Masashi Minami, Shigeo Yamagata, Mitsuru Kurita, Koji Arai, Tsutomu Utagawa, Koichi Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 6661545
    Abstract: In an image reading apparatus for reading an original image using a light source containing a plurality of color components, a control pulse for dimming the light source is generated by pulse-width modulation symmetrically with respect to a reference timing (for example, the central position in one storage time or the storage start timing) in one predetermined storage time of a line sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sato, Hiroyoshi Maruyama, Ken Tanabe, Masashi Minami, Shigeo Yamagata, Mitsuru Kurita, Koji Arai, Tsutomu Utagawa, Koichi Ishimoto
  • Publication number: 20030197904
    Abstract: To control a light emitted from a fluorescent lamp having phosphors with different afterglow properties for different colors, a center of a lighting control signal for controlling the lighting of the fluorescent lamp is controlled to constantly align with the center of a Hsync period so that despite the variation of the lighting time of the fluorescent lamp, a barycenter of the quantity of light from the fluorescent lamp in the Hsync period almost aligns with the center of the Hsync period to reduce the offset of the barycenter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 1999
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: MITSURU KURITA, HIROSHI SATO, KOJI ARAI, KOICHI ISHIMOTO, TARO IKEDA, TAKASHI SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20030174370
    Abstract: This invention relates to an image reading apparatus which eliminates color misregistration upon reading in the sub-scanning direction, which occurs due to different afterglow or persistence characteristics of the respective colors of a light source upon executing the light quantity control of the light source for illuminating an original. Since the light quantity control of the light source is divisionally done a plurality of times in one accumulation period of a solid-state image sensing element, any deviation of the center of gravity in the quantity of light from the center C of one accumulation period can be minimized, and the color misregistration can be eliminated remarkably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 1999
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: HIDEKAZU SHIMOMURA, HIROSHI SATO, SEIICHIRO SATOMURA, MITSURU KURITA
  • Publication number: 20030174369
    Abstract: In an image reading apparatus for reading an original image using a light source containing a plurality of color components, a control pulse for dimming the light source is generated by pulse-width modulation symmetrically with respect to a reference timing (for example, the central position in one storage time or the storage start timing) in one predetermined storage time of a line sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: HIROSHI SATO, HIROYOSHI MARUYAMA, KEN TANABE, MASASHI MINAMI, SHIGEO YAMAGATA, MITSURU KURITA, KOJI ARAI, TSUTOMU UTAGAWA, KOICHI ISHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 6525834
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an input unit for inputting an image signal representing an original image, a processing unit for performing image processing of the image signal input from the input unit, and a recording unit for recording an image on a recording medium on the basis of the image signal subjected to the image processing by the processing unit. The processing unit performs rotation processing of the image signal in accordance with the shapes of the original image and the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kurita, Masahiro Funada
  • Publication number: 20030035151
    Abstract: Predetermined additional information is superposed as a dot pattern on image information read by an image scanner, and the image information superposed with the additional information is modulated. The modulated information is demodulated and recorded on a recording medium to perform a series of operations, i.e., to simultaneously satisfy both pattern addition and modulation/demodulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kurita, Katsuyoshi Maeshima, Masahiro Funada, Yasumichi Suzuki, Yoichi Takaragi, Akiko Kanno, Koichi Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 6522789
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which is capable of combining two images desirably by providing weight and performing an image editing operation. The image processing apparatus has an addition/output device for adding the weighting factors of a first and a second image data and outputting it; a counter device for counting the image data in the direction of the main scanning or sub-scanning or in both of the directions; and an addition control means for changing the weighting factors in the weighting operation performed in the addition/output device on the basis of the count value of the counter means. As a result, weighting factors can be changed within one combined image. Thus, desired image editing operations can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Mitsuru Kurita
  • Patent number: 6473204
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an input unit for inputting image data, a storage unit for storing a plurality of non-rectangular area data, a selection unit for selecting the non-rectangular area data stored in the storage unit, a control unit for reading out the non-rectangular area data selected by the selection unit from the storage unit in synchronism with input of the image data by the input unit, and a processing unit for processing the image data in accordance with the non-rectangular area data selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasumichi Suzuki, Yoshinori Ikeda, Hiroyuki Ichikawa, Mitsuru Kurita, Toshiyuki Kitamura
  • Patent number: 6421145
    Abstract: Predetermined additional information is superposed as a dot pattern on image information read by an image scanner, and the image information superposed with the additional information is modulated. The modulated information is demodulated and recorded on a recording medium to perform a series of operations, i.e., to simultaneously satisfy both pattern addition and modulation/demodulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kurita, Katsuyoshi Maeshima, Masahiro Funada, Yasumichi Suzuki, Yoichi Takaragi, Akiko Kanno, Koichi Ishimoto