Patents by Inventor Naoki Kimura

Naoki 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).

  • Publication number: 20230015109
    Abstract: A specimen machining device includes an illumination system that illuminates a specimen; a camera that photographs the specimen; and a processing unit that controls the illumination system and the camera, and acquires a machining control image which is used for controlling an ion source and a display image which is displayed on a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Tatsuhito Kimura, Munehiro Kozuka, Naoki Sugano
  • Publication number: 20230020598
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores a job operation program for causing a computer to execute processing including: in a case of linking a schedule server that distributes batch processing of executing a plurality of jobs in a predetermined order to a plurality of machines and executes the batch processing with a cloud service equipped with an autoscale function, extracting host information to be autoscaled and an autoscale type using a function service included in the cloud service at a moment of autoscaling of one of the machines; and changing a host list in the schedule server on the basis of the extracted host information and autoscale type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoki Kojima, Daiki Yoshikawa, Yoshihiro Kimura, Yukihiro Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11509433
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a communication device that enables degradation in the quality of communication between a base station device and a terminal device to be avoided when a sidelink channel is set. [Solution] There is provided a communication device including: a control unit configured to allocate a predetermined gap to a boundary of a resource of a channel to be used in inter-device communication with a resource other than the resource of the channel in a communication system in which signals from different transmission sources are mixed and placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Kimura, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Naoki Kusashima, Hiroki Matsuda, Hiromasa Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 11500022
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a plurality of sweep modules, a defect detecting unit, and a control unit. Each sweep module includes a battery module and a power circuit module. The defect detecting unit detects a defect for each sweep module. The number of sweep modules is greater S (S?2) than a minimum number of sweep modules required for operation. When the number of defective sweep modules in which a defect has been detected is equal to or less than F (2?F?S), the control unit is configured to disconnect the defective sweep modules from a main line and to continuously execute sweep control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni Yasoshima, Junta Izumi, Kenji Kimura, Toshihiro Katsuda, Kohei Matsuura, Junichi Matsumoto, Shuji Tomura, Shigeaki Goto, Naoki Yanagizawa, Kyosuke Tanemura, Kazuo Ootsuka, Takayuki Ban, Hironobu Nishi
  • Patent number: 11472185
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: a liquid ejecting portion configured to eject a liquid from a nozzle disposed in a nozzle surface; a wiping mechanism configured to execute a wiping operation of wiping the nozzle surface with a strip-shaped member, which is configured to absorb the liquid ejected by the liquid ejecting portion, in contact with the nozzle surface; a wiping solution supply mechanism configured to supply a wiping solution to the strip-shaped member before the wiping operation is performed; and a control portion, and the control portion reduces the amount of the wiping solution held in the strip-shaped member in the wiping operation when the nozzle surface with a large amount of the liquid adhering thereto is wiped as compared with the amount of the wiping solution when the nozzle surface with a small amount of the liquid adhering thereto is wiped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masanobu Yamaguchi, Naoki Yokoyama, Hitotoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11473646
    Abstract: The bushing includes an outer cylinder, an inner cylinder, and an elastic body therebetween. The outer cylinder has a central recess portion formed in a curved shape. The inner cylinder has a central convex portion being formed in a curved shape. A distance between a vertex of the central recess portion and the vertex of the central convex portion is smaller than a distance between a point other than the vertex of the central recess portion and a point at which a straight line extending from the point other than the vertex of the central recess portion to an intersection point of the perpendicular line and the axis of the inner cylinder intersects the central convex portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, MOLTEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Sano, Takahiko Shigyo, Hiroki Kimura, Masaya Hiramatsu, Haruaki Iseri, Kazuhiro Okuyama, Hiroyuki Okamoto, Eiji Okada, Naoki Kurata, Hiromi Miwade, Tadashi Yoshimura, Ryo Ogawa, Tomohiro Tuji, Masayuki Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 11476688
    Abstract: Provided is a power supply device which includes a plurality of battery modules and in which the battery modules are connected in series with one another in accordance with a gate driving signal from a controller. The power supply device includes a disconnecting part configured to forcibly isolate the battery module from a series connection regardless of the gate driving signal, and limits, in accordance with a target output voltage value, a number of the battery modules to be forcibly isolated by the disconnecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Yanagizawa, Shuji Tomura, Kyosuke Tanemura, Kazuo Ootsuka, Shigeaki Goto, Junta Izumi, Kenji Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220329315
    Abstract: Provided is a mechanism which is capable of improving wireless link quality regarding transmission from a terminal device on the ground to a non-ground station device. A terminal device including a control unit configured to acquire information regarding a type of a base station device and control a transmission timing of a signal to the base station device on the basis of the information regarding the type of the base station device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: NAOKI KUSASHIMA, KAZUYUKI SHIMEZAWA, HIROMASA UCHIYAMA, HIROKI MATSUDA, RYOTA KIMURA, YlFU TANG
  • Publication number: 20220322472
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a communication unit that, while wirelessly communicating in a first communication mode using a first resource of a predetermined frequency channel, wirelessly communicates in a second communication mode in which a lower delay is required than in the first communication mode using a second resource at least partially overlapping the first resource on a frequency axis and a time axis; and a notification unit that notifies a reception destination in the first communication mode, of the second resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: NAOKI KUSASHIMA, RYOTA KIMURA, RYO SAWAI, KYOYA TERAMAE, KEIICHI MIZUTANI, HIROSHI HARADA
  • Publication number: 20220316591
    Abstract: A shift mechanism of an outboard motor has an electric actuator having a movable rod, and a guide structure for guiding a linear motion of a sliding body connected to the movable rod. In addition, the shift mechanism includes a link rod connected to the sliding body and bent to extend in a direction different from the direction of the linear motion of the sliding body. Furthermore, the shift mechanism includes a shift shaft part which is connected to the link rod, performs a rotational motion on the basis of a displacement of the link rod, and switches a range of a transmission mechanism provided below on the basis of the rotational motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto Yazaki, Toru Kimura, Naoki Aikawa, Tsuyoshi Harada, Yasukata Kohashi, Hikaru Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20220302661
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a storage system includes a circuit board, a connector, a first memory system, and a second memory system. The connector is on the circuit board and includes first and second slots, the first slot having a first terminal group of first terminals aligned in a first direction, and the second slot being separated from the first slot in a second direction not parallel with the first direction and having a second terminal group of second terminals aligned in the first direction. The first terminal group is reverse to the second terminal group in terminal arrangement order in the first direction. The first memory system is connectable to the first terminal group, while the first memory system is inserted into the first slot. The second memory system is connectable to the second terminal group, while the second memory system is inserted into the second slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuyuki MATSUZAKI, Naoki KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220301586
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a first storage area and a second storage area in which a plurality of tracks are set are provided in a radial direction of a magnetic disk. A plurality of post codes corresponding to the second storage area is stored in the first storage area. A controller controls first processing of reading a plurality of post codes from the first storage area and writing the plurality of read post codes in servo area of the second storage area. In the first processing, the controller controls both second processing and third processing in a state where a write head is located on a first track. The second processing is processing of writing a post code among the plurality of read post codes in a servo area. The third processing is processing of writing user data in a data area or reading user data from a data area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Naoki KIMURA, Fumiya KUDO, Takao ABE
  • Publication number: 20220291868
    Abstract: A memory system of an embodiment is connectable to a host and includes a nonvolatile memory and a memory controller. The memory controller includes: a signal line which transfers a signal sent from the host; a resistance element disposed between and electrically connected to the signal line and a wiring line given a reference potential of the memory system; a switching element connected serially to the resistance element and capable of switching a connection between the signal line and the wiring line; and a control circuit which controls the switching element to switch the connection between the signal line and the wiring line from a connected state to a disconnected state, when a change from a first potential to a second potential occurs on the signal line or when a change from the second potential to the first potential occurs on the signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki KIMURA, Junya KISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11433725
    Abstract: The bushing includes an outer cylinder, an inner cylinder, and an elastic body therebetween. The outer cylinder has a central recess portion recessed from the inner peripheral surface in the radial direction at the central portion in the axial direction, and the thickness of both end portions is thicker than the thickness of the central portion. The central recess portion is formed in a curved shape or having a curved and a straight shape. The inner cylinder has a central convex portion swelling from the outer peripheral surface in the radial direction at a position corresponding to the central recess portion. The maximum outer diameter of the central convex portion is larger than the minimum inner diameter of the inner peripheral surface of the outer cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: Mazda Motor Corporation, MOLTEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Sano, Takahiko Shigyo, Hiroki Kimura, Masaya Hiramatsu, Haruaki Iseri, Kazuhiro Okuyama, Hiroyuki Okamoto, Eiji Okada, Naoki Kurata, Hiromi Miwade, Tadashi Yoshimura, Ryo Ogawa, Tomohiro Tuji, Masayuki Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20220274003
    Abstract: A performance evaluation device 160 is a performance evaluation device that evaluates a batting performance of a batter in a sport in which balls pitched at various velocities are visually assessed and batted and that includes a performance evaluation unit 169 that evaluates the batting performance of the batter, based on information relevant to movements of the balls obtained as a result of batting of the batter when the balls of a plurality of types of pitch are thrown at random without the batter befog informed of the types of pitch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daiki NASU, Toshitaka KIMURA, Naoki SAIJO, Makio KASHINO
  • Patent number: 11415529
    Abstract: The X-ray phase imaging apparatus includes an imaging system, a position switching mechanism for switching between a retracted position and an imaging position, a control unit for controlling switching between the retracted position and the imaging position, and an image processing unit for generating an X-ray phase contrast image based on the first image and the second image. The control unit is configured to control sequentially imaging at the retracted position and imaging at the imaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Doki, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20220255329
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a power supply circuit that includes a plurality of battery modules, each of which has a battery. The power supply circuit is configured such that the batteries in the battery modules are connected to each other in series in response to a gate driving signal from a controller. An alternating current voltage having a different phase is output by temporally changing the number of the batteries connected in series in each of a plurality of power supply circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Naoki Yanagizawa, Teckchiang Goh, Kazuo Ootsuka, Hiroshi Tsukada, Shuji Tomura, Junta Izumi, Kenji Kimura, Junichi Matsumoto, Masakazu Habu
  • Patent number: 11411414
    Abstract: There is provided a power supply device including a plurality of battery modules, the battery modules being connected in series with one another according to a gate driving signal from a controller, the power supply device transmitting the gate driving signal from upstream of the series connection toward downstream of the series connection after the gate driving signal is delayed at delay circuits included in the respective battery modules, and returning the gate driving signal to the controller from a most downstream battery module, wherein the power supply device performs malfunction determination of the delay circuits based on a time difference from a transmission time of a signal from the controller to a reception time of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeaki Goto, Kyosuke Tanemura, Shuji Tomura, Naoki Yanagizawa, Kazuo Ootsuka, Junta Izumi, Kenji Kimura
  • Patent number: 11409213
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an AC input portion to which AC power is to be supplied from a commercial power source, an image forming unit configured to form an image on a recording material, a fixing device including a first fixing heater and a second fixing heater which are configured to generate heat, the fixing device being configured to heat the image on the recording material by using the first fixing heater and the second fixing heater to fix the image to the recording material, a first relay configured to be switched between a first state in which electric connection is established and a second state in which electric connection is not established, and a second relay configured to be switched between a third state in which electric connection is established and a fourth state in which electric connection is not established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Teruhiko Suzuki, Naoki Ishikawa, Toshinori Kimura
  • Patent number: 11405811
    Abstract: Provided are a communication apparatus that is operated under a wireless communication environment to which a full duplex communication scheme is applied and a communication method. The communication apparatus includes a communication section that performs wireless communication and a control section that controls operation of the communication section and processing of a signal transmitted and received by the communication section. Upon receiving, through a downlink control channel from a base station, designation regarding a resource in which interference is to be measured, the control section conducts, in the designated resource, measurement of interference from another terminal. In addition, the control section further controls transmission of interference information obtained by the measurement to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Kusashima, Ryota Kimura, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Ryo Sawai, Hiroto Kuriki, Keiichi Mizutani, Takeshi Matsumura, Hiroshi Harada