Patents by Inventor Nobuo Kato

Nobuo Kato 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: 20200391523
    Abstract: A printer includes: a housing; a platen holder; a platen roller; a printing head; an operation member; a first link; a second link; a connection member having a connecting portion connecting the first link to the second link; and a movable member moving the platen holder in response to a pivotal movement of the second link to move the platen roller toward and away from the printing head. When the operation member is moved within a first movable range, the second link is pivotally moved while the first link and the connecting portion are maintained at a first positional relationship. When the operation member is moved within a second movable range different from the first movable range, a positional relationship between the first link and the connecting portion is changed from the first positional relationship to a second positional relationship while the second link is maintained stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventor: Nobuo Kato
  • Patent number: 10843489
    Abstract: A printing device includes a first support portion, a second support portion movable in a moving direction of the second support portion toward and away from the first support portion, a movable probe movably supported by a detector, and a permission mechanism. The movable range consists of a first range and a second range. The permission mechanism is configured to permit the movable probe to move in accordance with the movement of the second support portion in the separating/approaching direction relative to the first support portion in a case where the movement of the second support portion is within the first range, and is also configured to prevent the movable probe from moving irrespective of further movement of the second support portion relative to the first support portion in a case where the movement of the second support portion is within the second range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuo Kato, Masashi Tanizaki
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10663137
    Abstract: A light source unit for a vehicle headlight includes a circuit board on which four light emitting devices are disposed at each of four directions with respect to a center thereof, and a reflector provided on the circuit board so as to surround the four light emitting devices, wherein the circuit board includes four side areas in which the four light emitting devices are disposed, one center area disposed at a center of the four side areas and four corner areas disposed at corner sections next to the four side areas, and the reflector includes eight first reflective surfaces provided to divide spaces between each of the side areas and the corner areas, and four second reflective surfaces provided to divide sides of each of side areas opposite to the center area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichiro Ano, Nobuo Kato
  • Patent number: 10577396
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to conduct a search for a compound to be arranged at a terminal of a peptide nucleic acid effective in detecting a single nucleotide polymorphism. Provided is a tolan compound represented by the following formula (1): wherein R1 represents a phenyl group or a naphthyl group, the phenyl group may have 1 to 5 substituents that are identical to or different from each other, and the naphthyl group may have 1 to 7 substituents that are identical to or different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Osaka University
    Inventors: Kunihiro Kaihatsu, Nobuo Kato, Kenji Takagi
  • Publication number: 20190366737
    Abstract: A printing device includes a first support portion, a second support portion movable in a moving direction of the second support portion toward and away from the first support portion, a movable probe movably supported by a detector, and a permission mechanism. The movable range consists of a first range and a second range. The permission mechanism is configured to permit the movable probe to move in accordance with the movement of the second support portion in the separating/approaching direction relative to the first support portion in a case where the movement of the second support portion is within the first range, and is also configured to prevent the movable probe from moving irrespective of further movement of the second support portion relative to the first support portion in a case where the movement of the second support portion is within the second range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuo Kato, Masashi Tanizaki
  • Patent number: 10455102
    Abstract: A print device includes a housing, a lid body, a display device, and a mounting portion. An opening is formed in an upper portion of the housing. The lid body opens and closes the opening of the housing by a second end portion side of the lid body pivoting around a predetermined rotation axis provided at a first end portion of the lid body. The mounting portion is provided on an upper portion of the lid body when the opening is closed. The display device can be attached to and detached from the mounting portion along a predetermined attachment/detachment direction with respect to the lid body. The attachment/detachment direction is orthogonal to an extending direction of a tangent line. The tangent line is tangential to a circumferential direction of the rotation axis at a position of the second end portion of the lid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masashi Tanizaki, Nobuo Kato
  • 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: 20190195460
    Abstract: A light source unit for a vehicle headlight includes a circuit board on which four light emitting devices are disposed at each of four directions with respect to a center thereof, and a reflector provided on the circuit board so as to surround the four light emitting devices, wherein the circuit board includes four side areas in which the four light emitting devices are disposed, one center area disposed at a center of the four side areas and four corner areas disposed at corner sections next to the four side areas, and the reflector includes eight first reflective surfaces provided to divide spaces between each of the side areas and the corner areas, and four second reflective surfaces provided to divide sides of each of side areas opposite to the center area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Koichiro ANO, Nobuo KATO
  • Publication number: 20180307294
    Abstract: Power consumption by an electronic device carried by a user is to be reduced. The electronic device includes a detection unit, a simplified analysis unit, and a detailed analysis unit. The detection unit detects the presence/absence of movement of the electronic device. A power control unit starts a supply of electric power when there is movement in the electronic device. The simplified analysis unit performs a simplified analysis process while consuming the electric power, the simplified analysis process being a process of analyzing the data obtained from the electronic device. In accordance with an analysis result of the simplified analysis process, the detailed analysis unit performs a detailed analysis process while consuming the electric power, the detailed analysis process being a different process from the simplified analysis process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Nobuo Kato, Katsumi Takaoka, Hideki Takahashi, Yoshitaka Suga, Kosei Yamashita, Yuken Goto, Hiroyuki Okumura
  • Publication number: 20180258141
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to conduct a search for a compound to be arranged at a terminal of a peptide nucleic acid effective in detecting a single nucleotide polymorphism. Provided is a tolan compound represented by the following formula (1): wherein R1 represents a phenyl group or a naphthyl group, the phenyl group may have 1 to 5 substituents that are identical to or different from each other, and the naphthyl group may have 1 to 7 substituents that are identical to or different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Kunihiro KAIHATSU, Nobuo KATO, Kenji TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20180203666
    Abstract: A FIFO memory which reads data in response to a read request from a plurality of read units is realized with a simple configuration. When there is a data writing request to a first-in first-out data bolding unit provided with a plurality of entries in each of which data is held, a write pointer control unit writes data in the entry indicated by a write pointer out of a plurality of entries and updates the write pointer. Also, a read pointer control unit reads the data from the entry indicated by a read pointer corresponding to a read unit which requests data reading out of a plurality of read pointers associated with different read units and updates a corresponding read pointer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Okumura, Kosei Yamashita, Yoshitaka Suga, Hideki Takahashi, Nobuo Kato, Yuken Goto
  • Patent number: 9901565
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition that has excellent safety and targets a different step in the virus propagation cycle than conventional pharmaceutical compositions, applicable as an antiviral agent. A pharmaceutical composition containing an epigallocatechin gallate derivative represented by the following chemical formula (1), an isomer thereof, or a salt thereof is prepared. This can be used as a membrane fusion inhibitor that inhibits viral membrane fusion. In the following formula, R1 to R6 are each a hydrogen atom, halogen, sodium, potassium, or a straight-chain or branched, saturated or unsaturated acyl group and may be identical to or different from one another. The acyl group may be substituted further with one or more substituents. At least one of R1 to R6 is the acyl group. R7 to R16 are each a hydrogen atom, halogen, sodium, or potassium and may be identical to or different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Protectea, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiro Kaihatsu, Shuichi Mori, Tomo Daidoji, Nobuo Kato, Shinya Miyake
  • Patent number: 9741982
    Abstract: A battery storage structure includes a battery storage portion, a battery terminal, a separate member, and an overhang portion. The battery storage portion includes a bottom surface portion and peripheral wall portion extending from the perimeter of the bottom surface portion in a direction that intersects with the bottom surface portion and forms a first opening. The battery terminal has a contact portion and is supported by the peripheral wall portion. The separate member is formed as a separate body from the battery storage portion. The overhang portion is provided on the separate member, is positioned on a first direction side with respect to the contact portion, and protrudes toward an inner side of the peripheral wall portion in a second direction. The first direction is a direction from the bottom surface portion toward the first opening. The second direction is a direction that intersects the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryoya Takahashi, Takashi Goto, Nobuo Kato
  • Publication number: 20170155781
    Abstract: A print device includes a housing, a lid body, a display device, and a mounting portion. An opening is formed in an upper portion of the housing. The lid body opens and closes the opening of the housing by a second end portion side of the lid body pivoting around a predetermined rotation axis provided at a first end portion of the lid body. The mounting portion is provided on an upper portion of the lid body when the opening is closed. The display device can be attached to and detached from the mounting portion along a predetermined attachment/detachment direction with respect to the lid body. The attachment/detachment direction is orthogonal to an extending direction of a tangent line. The tangent line is tangential to a circumferential direction of the rotation axis at a position of the second end portion of the lid body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Masashi Tanizaki, Nobuo Kato
  • Patent number: 9597906
    Abstract: A print device includes a housing, a lid body, an input device, and a mounting portion. An opening is formed in an upper portion of the housing. The lid body opens and closes the opening of the housing by a second end portion side of the lid body pivoting around a predetermined rotation axis provided at a first end portion of the lid body. The mounting portion is provided on an upper portion of the lid body when the opening is closed. The input device can be attached to and detached from the mounting portion along a predetermined attachment/detachment direction with respect to the lid body. The attachment/detachment direction is orthogonal to an extending direction of a tangent line. The tangent line is tangential to a circumferential direction of the rotation axis at a position of the second end portion of the lid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masashi Tanizaki, Nobuo Kato
  • Publication number: 20160288553
    Abstract: A print device includes a housing, a lid body, an input device, and a mounting portion. An opening is formed in an upper portion of the housing. The lid body opens and closes the opening of the housing by a second end portion side of the lid body pivoting around a predetermined rotation axis provided at a first end portion of the lid body. The mounting portion is provided on an upper portion of the lid body when the opening is closed. The input device can be attached to and detached from the mounting portion along a predetermined attachment/detachment direction with respect to the lid body. The attachment/detachment direction is orthogonal to an extending direction of a tangent line. The tangent line is tangential to a circumferential direction of the rotation axis at a position of the second end portion of the lid body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Masashi Tanizaki, Nobuo Kato
  • Patent number: D749195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: USUI KOKUSAI SANGYO KAISHA LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Otaka, Toshiyuki Omura, Nobuo Kato
  • Patent number: D749703
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: USUI KOKUSAI SASNGYO KAISHA LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Otaka, Toshiyuki Omura, Nobuo Kato
  • Patent number: D764640
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: USUI Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha Limited
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Otaka, Toshiyuki Omura, Nobuo Kato