Patents by Inventor Nobuo Inoue

Nobuo Inoue 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: 10852689
    Abstract: A powder container is for use with an image forming apparatus, and the image forming apparatus includes a driving protrusion that is rotatable and that protrudes toward an upstream side in an insertion direction in which the powder container is inserted. The powder container includes a container body to store powder, a cap attached to the container body, and a transmitted structure provided on the cap to contact the driving protrusion. The transmitted structure extends outward from an outer circumference of the powder container. The cap is rotatable relative to the container body in a predetermined angular range. The rotation of the cap relative to the container body is restricted so that the container body rotates along with the rotation of the cap when the rotation of the cap exceeds the predetermined angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Takami, Kiyonori Tsuda, Ryoichi Teranishi, Junichi Matsumoto, Toshio Koike, Yutaka Takahashi, Junji Yamabe, Akihiro Kawakami, Keinosuke Kondoh, Atsushi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10724698
    Abstract: A light source unit for a lighting tool for a vehicle includes a circuit board on which a light emitting element is provided and a socket main body having a board attachment section to which the circuit board is attached and a connector section electrically connected to the circuit board via lead terminals, wherein the board attachment section has a fixing terminal configured to fix the circuit board, and the circuit board has first hole sections, into which the lead terminals are inserted, and a second hole section, into which the fixing terminal is inserted, and is attached to the board attachment section by the lead terminals being fixed to a periphery of the first hole sections and the fixing terminal being fixed to a periphery of the second hole section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichiro Ano, Norifumi Imazeki, Nobuo Kato, Masakazu Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200233371
    Abstract: A powder container is for use with an image forming apparatus, and the image forming apparatus includes a driving protrusion that is rotatable and that protrudes toward an upstream side in an insertion direction in which the powder container is inserted. The powder container includes a container body to store powder, a cap attached to the container body, and a transmitted structure provided on the cap to contact the driving protrusion. The transmitted structure extends outward from an outer circumference of the powder container. The cap is rotatable relative to the container body in a predetermined angular range. The rotation of the cap relative to the container body is restricted so that the container body rotates along with the rotation of the cap when the rotation of the cap exceeds the predetermined angular range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo TAKAMI, Kiyonori TSUDA, Ryoichi TERANISHI, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Toshio KOIKE, Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Junji YAMABE, Akihiro KAWAKAMI, Keinosuke KONDOH, Atsushi INOUE
  • Patent number: 10718781
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides, for example, an improved method for identifying an epitope on a protein, comprising the following steps: (A) contacting a major histocompatibility complex (MHC molecule)-expressing cell differentiated from a stem cell or a progenitor cell derived therefrom with a target protein; (B) isolating a complex of a peptide contained in the target protein and the MHC molecule from the MHC molecule-expressing cell; and (C) eluting the peptide from the complex and identifying the peptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoaki Inoue, Shunsuke Ito, Nobuo Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20200222674
    Abstract: Provided is a urinary catheter capable of easily draining urine stored from an inner wall of a bladder up to the top of a balloon portion, while the balloon portion maintains a function for preventing falling-off of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: OTSUKA TECHNO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro INOUE, Tetsuya MASUDA, Nobuo TSUKUI
  • Patent number: 10635043
    Abstract: A powder container is for use with an image forming apparatus, and the image forming apparatus includes a driving protrusion that is rotatable and that protrudes toward an upstream side in an insertion direction in which the powder container is inserted. The powder container includes a container body to store powder, a cap attached to the container body, and a transmitted structure provided on the cap to contact the driving protrusion. The transmitted structure extends outward from an outer circumference of the powder container. The cap is rotatable relative to the container body in a predetermined angular range. The rotation of the cap relative to the container body is restricted so that the container body rotates along with the rotation of the cap when the rotation of the cap exceeds the predetermined angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Takami, Kiyonori Tsuda, Ryoichi Teranishi, Junichi Matsumoto, Toshio Koike, Yutaka Takahashi, Junji Yamabe, Akihiro Kawakami, Keinosuke Kondoh, Atsushi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190339642
    Abstract: A powder container is for use with an image forming apparatus, and the image forming apparatus includes a driving protrusion that is rotatable and that protrudes toward an upstream side in an insertion direction in which the powder container is inserted. The powder container includes a container body to store powder, a cap attached to the container body, and a transmitted structure provided on the cap to contact the driving protrusion. The transmitted structure extends outward from an outer circumference of the powder container. The cap is rotatable relative to the container body in a predetermined angular range. The rotation of the cap relative to the container body is restricted so that the container body rotates along with the rotation of the cap when the rotation of the cap exceeds the predetermined angular range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuo TAKAMI, Kiyonori TSUDA, Ryoichi TERANISHI, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Toshio KOIKE, Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Junji YAMABE, Akihiro KAWAKAMI, Keinosuke KONDOH, Atsushi INOUE
  • Patent number: 10394186
    Abstract: A powder container is for use with an image forming apparatus, and the image forming apparatus includes a driving protrusion that is rotatable and that protrudes toward an upstream side in an insertion direction in which the powder container is inserted. The powder container includes a container body to store powder, a cap attached to the container body, and a transmitted structure provided on the cap to contact the driving protrusion. The transmitted structure extends outward from an outer circumference of the powder container. The cap is rotatable relative to the container body in a predetermined angular range. The rotation of the cap relative to the container body is restricted so that the container body rotates along with the rotation of the cap when the rotation of the cap exceeds the predetermined angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Takami, Kiyonori Tsuda, Ryoichi Teranishi, Junichi Matsumoto, Toshio Koike, Yutaka Takahashi, Junji Yamabe, Akihiro Kawakami, Keinosuke Kondoh, Atsushi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190257489
    Abstract: A light source unit for a lighting tool for a vehicle includes a circuit board on which a light emitting element is provided and a socket main body having a board attachment section to which the circuit board is attached and a connector section electrically connected to the circuit board via lead terminals, wherein the board attachment section has a fixing terminal configured to fix the circuit board, and the circuit board has first hole sections, into which the lead terminals are inserted, and a second hole section, into which the fixing terminal is inserted, and is attached to the board attachment section by the lead terminals being fixed to a periphery of the first hole sections and the fixing terminal being fixed to a periphery of the second hole section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Koichiro ANO, Norifumi IMAZEKI, Nobuo KATO, Masakazu INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190204775
    Abstract: A powder container is for use with an image forming apparatus, and the image forming apparatus includes a driving protrusion that is rotatable and that protrudes toward an upstream side in an insertion direction in which the powder container is inserted. The powder container includes a container body to store powder, a cap attached to the container body, and a transmitted structure provided on the cap to contact the driving protrusion. The transmitted structure extends outward from an outer circumference of the powder container. The cap is rotatable relative to the container body in a predetermined angular range. The rotation of the cap relative to the container body is restricted so that the container body rotates along with the rotation of the cap when the rotation of the cap exceeds the predetermined angular range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuo TAKAMI, Kiyonori TSUDA, Ryoichi TERANISHI, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Toshio KOIKE, Yutaka TAKAHASHI, Junji YAMABE, Akihiro KAWAKAMI, Keinosuke KONDOH, Atsushi INOUE
  • Patent number: 8532404
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a plurality of compression units and a switching unit. The plurality of compression units compress image information by different compression methods. The switching unit extracts plural pieces of color information from pieces of color information which constitute the image information in a color space expressing the image information, and selects one of the plurality of compression units in accordance with hue angles of the plural pieces of extracted color information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Inoue, Minoru Sodeura, Toshiyuki Yamada, Shintaro Adachi, Tsutomu Kimura
  • Patent number: 8492145
    Abstract: To supply substantially isolated neural cells in a large amount, and to provide an application means for a neuroregenerative medicine or the like for a neurodegenerative disease, a nervous damage or the like. A method for producing a substantially isolated neural cell, comprising the step of carrying out the suspension culture of embryonic stem cells in the presence of an astrocyte conditioned medium or ingredients substantially equivalent to the conditioned medium; and a neural cell obtained thereby; a cell pharmaceutical composition comprising, as an active ingredient, the isolated neural stem cell; and a method for treating a neurodegenerative disease or nervous damage, comprising the step of introducing the neural cell into a neurodegenerative site or a nervous damage site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Nakayama, Nobuo Inoue, Yasushi Kondo, Yutaka Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130181093
    Abstract: Provided are an anti-icing system, wing, aircraft, and anti-icing method which prevent icing on the aircraft flying in an environment under icing conditions, using a simple configuration. An anti-icing system according to the present invention generates a pressure wave by aiming at supercooled airborne water droplets existing in a traveling direction of an aircraft (10) and thereby changes the water droplets into ice by means of the pressure wave. To impart an acceleration of, for example, 10 G to the water droplets, the pressure wave is set to produce 0.9 to 3.3 [Pa] at a predetermined location by taking attenuation into consideration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Nobuo Inoue
  • Patent number: 8326207
    Abstract: A sheet transport device and an image forming apparatus that includes the sheet transport device. The sheet transport device includes a reverse-transport roller, at least one roller guide, and a shaft. The reverse-transport roller is provided to a diverging point of a sheet reversing portion from which a recording medium enters or exits and is configured to transport the recording medium to the sheet reversing portion. At least one roller guide is provided in a vicinity of an end face of at least one side of the reverse-transport roller and is configured to prevent the reverse-transport roller from contacting the recording medium when reversing the recording medium. The reverse-transport roller and the roller guide are disposed on the shaft. Friction of a peripheral surface of the roller guide is configured to be substantially less than that of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuharu Gaman, Nobuo Inoue
  • Patent number: 8275198
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a limited color conversion processing section that extracts a plurality of pieces of color information making up image information and executes conversion to specific colors to which the color information belongs; a by-color separation processing section that separates for each specific color, image information converted into the specific colors by the limited color conversion processing section; a compression processing section that compresses for each color, the image information for each specific color separated by the by-color separation processing section; and a layered structure forming processing section that collectively outputs the image information for each color compressed by the compression processing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Yamada, Nobuo Inoue, Minoru Sodeura, Tsutomu Kimura, Shintaro Adachi
  • Patent number: 8213713
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided, the image processing apparatus including: a limited color conversion processing section that extracts plural pieces of color information constructing image information and converts the plural pieces of color information into color information representing specific colors to which each of the plural pieces of color information belongs; a by-color separation processing section that separates the image information containing the converted color information for each of the specific colors; a compression determination section that determines a compression system for each color as to each of pieces of image information which are separated by the by-color separation processing section for each of the specific colors; a compression processing section that compresses said each of pieces of image information according to the determined compression system for each color; and a layered structure forming processing section that collectively outputs said each of pieces of image in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shintaro Adachi, Toshiyuki Yamada, Nobuo Inoue, Tsutomu Kimura, Minoru Sodeura
  • Patent number: 8152197
    Abstract: A side airbag unit disposed in a side support of a seat capable of absorbing collision energy sufficiently during a side collision of a vehicle is described. In one example, the airbag unit comprises: a low expansion member disposed inside of a front skin of the seat, wherein one end of the low expansion member is attached to the inside of the front skin in the vicinity of a fragile part of the seat and the other end of the low expansion member is attached to the seatback frame through a slit. The low expansion member inhibits the front skin from expanding due to the inflation of the airbag, and a cushion pad located outside of the slit in the vehicle width direction and inside of the fragile part in the vehicle width direction is moved outward and frontward by the inflation of the airbag in a vehicle collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Seigo Taguchi, Kazuya Fukutani, Hideharu Saiki, Nobuo Inoue
  • Patent number: 8115952
    Abstract: A document managing system includes: an image forming device that includes an image forming part, and forms a document on a prescribed output medium; a discarding device that includes a document discarding part that discards the document formed on the output medium by the image forming device; and a discard certificate issuing device that includes a discard certificate issuing part, and issues a certificate of a discarding process in the discarding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuo Inoue
  • Publication number: 20100246942
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided, the image processing apparatus including: a limited color conversion processing section that extracts plural pieces of color information constructing image information and converts the plural pieces of color information into color information representing specific colors to which each of the plural pieces of color information belongs; a by-color separation processing section that separates the image information containing the converted color information for each of the specific colors; a compression determination section that determines a compression system for each color as to each of pieces of image information which are separated by the by-color separation processing section for each of the specific colors; a compression processing section that compresses said each of pieces of image information according to the determined compression system for each color; and a layered structure forming processing section that collectively outputs said each of pieces of image in
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shintaro ADACHI, Toshiyuki YAMADA, Nobuo INOUE, Tsutomu KIMURA, Minoru SODEURA
  • Publication number: 20100246945
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a plurality of compression units and a switching unit. The plurality of compression units compress image information by different compression methods. The switching unit extracts plural pieces of color information from pieces of color information which constitute the image information in a color space expressing the image information, and selects one of the plurality of compression units in accordance with hue angles of the plural pieces of extracted color information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo INOUE, Minoru SODEURA, Toshiyuki YAMADA, Shintaro ADACHI, Tsutomu KIMURA