Patents by Inventor Nobuo Suzuki

Nobuo Suzuki 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: 10702529
    Abstract: In the present invention, compound such as (1R,2S)-2-(((2,4-dimethylpyrimidin-5-yl)oxy)methyl)-2-(3-fluorophenyl)-N-(5-fluoropyridin-2-yl) cyclopropanecarboxamide have been found to be potent orexin receptor antagonists, and may be useful in the treatment of sleep disorders such as insomnia, as well as for other therapeutic uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Eisai R&D Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Margaret Moline, Gina Pastino, Yurie Akimoto, Yasuhiro Zaima, Nobuya Suzuki, Nobuo Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20200182681
    Abstract: A fuel remaining amount detector may include an arm supported rotatably to a body an angle sensor configured to output first data in accordance with a relative angle between the body and the arm; a storage circuit configured to store conversion data; and a data conversion circuit configured to convert the first data to second data based on the conversion data. A manufacturing method of the fuel remaining amount detector may include creating the conversion data by performing processing for each of at least three predetermined angles, in which the processing includes: measuring the first data outputted by the angle sensor with the relative angle set to one of the predetermined angles; and storing a value corresponding to the one of the predetermined angles in the storage circuit as a value of the second data in association with the value of the measured first data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Yuichi MANABE, Nobuo SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10659833
    Abstract: The present invention provides a digital broadcast receiver capable of executing functions having higher added values. The broadcast receiver receives a broadcast wave of a digital broadcast service, controls an operation including activation and end of an application that is in cooperation with a broadcast program based on application-related information, and selects control relating to reactivation of the application based on a user's operation. If activation of the application is requested after the end of the application, the broadcast receiver controls the reactivation or non-reactivation of the application in accordance with the selection of control by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunobu Hashimoto, Motoyuki Suzuki, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Nobuo Masuoka
  • Publication number: 20200080885
    Abstract: A liquid surface detecting unit includes a reservoir cup; a body attached to a side wall of the reservoir cup; an arm rotatably supported by the body; a sensor unit stored in the body and configured to detect rotating motion of the arm; a terminal unit extending from the sensor unit; and a wire harness connected to the terminal unit and extending to an outside of the body. The body may include a groove surrounding and guiding the wire harness together with the side wall of the reservoir cup, the wire harness extending from the terminal unit to the outside of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Yuichi Manabe, Nobuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200080560
    Abstract: A control device for an internal combustion engine is provided which enables control of dilution of oil by fuel and water drops, i.e., control of the amount of so-called oil dilution. The control device for an internal combustion engine that is lubricated or cooled by oil includes: a variable displacement oil pump capable of varying the amount of discharge of the oil; an air-fuel ratio sensor for sensing an air-fuel ratio of the internal combustion engine; and an ECU for controlling the amount of discharge of the variable displacement oil pump. The ECU controls the amount of discharge of the variable displacement oil pump, based on the air-fuel ratio sensed by the air-fuel ratio sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Nobuo SUZUKI, Takeshi HARA
  • Publication number: 20200082499
    Abstract: To provide an information processing method capable of appropriately displaying an object, a computer-readable non-transitory storage medium having a program stored thereon, and an information processing device. An information processing method, executed by one or more processors included in an information processing device, including: specifying at least one of a first region in which an object is to be displayed and a second region in which display of the object is prohibited, the first region and the second region being included in a display region of a display device, based on a user operation; and displaying the object in the specified first region of the display device or displaying the object in a region other than the specified second region of the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Nobuo Suzuki, Yasuyuki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20200033755
    Abstract: A system with a container including a protrusion, and a receiver to receive the container. The receiver includes a slide block that is movable relative to a body of the receiver, the slide block including two surfaces, a first surface, initially contacted by the protrusion of the container during insertion of the container into the receiver, having a first slope to resist movement of the container towards the receiver, and a second surface, subsequently contacted by the protrusion of the container during the insertion of the container into the receiver, having a second slope to interact with the protrusion of the container to assist movement of the container towards the receiver. This construction provides the user with a changing insertion force to indicate proper mounting of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo TAKAMI, Noriyuki KIMURA, Eisuke HORI, Hideki KIMURA, Kenji KIKUCHI, Yuji SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10459370
    Abstract: A system with a container including a protrusion, and a receiver to receive the container. The receiver includes a slide block that is movable relative to a body of the receiver, the slide block including two surfaces, a first surface, initially contacted by the protrusion of the container during insertion of the container into the receiver, having a first slope to resist movement of the container towards the receiver, and a second surface, subsequently contacted by the protrusion of the container during the insertion of the container into the receiver, having a second slope to interact with the protrusion of the container to assist movement of the container towards the receiver. This construction provides the user with a changing insertion force to indicate proper mounting of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Takami, Noriyuki Kimura, Eisuke Hori, Hideki Kimura, Kenji Kikuchi, Yuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10371231
    Abstract: A damper device that includes an input element to which torque from an engine is transferred; an output element; a first intermediate element; a second intermediate element; a first elastic body that transfers torque between the input element and the first intermediate element; a second elastic body that transfers torque between the first intermediate element and the output element; a third elastic body that transfers torque between the input element and the second intermediate element; a fourth elastic body that transfers torque between the second intermediate element and the output element; and a fifth elastic body that transfers torque between the first intermediate element and the second intermediate element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Takikawa, Hiroki Nagai, Masaki Wajima, Takao Sakamoto, Kazuhiro Itou, Nobuo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10364864
    Abstract: A damper device that includes an input element to which torque from an engine is transferred; an output element; a first intermediate element; a second intermediate element; a first elastic body that transfers torque between the input element and the first intermediate element; a second elastic body that transfers torque between the first intermediate element and the output element; a third elastic body that transfers torque between the input element and the second intermediate element; a fourth elastic body that transfers torque between the second intermediate element and the output element; and a fifth elastic body that transfers torque between the first intermediate element and the second intermediate element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Takikawa, Hiroki Nagai, Masaki Wajima, Takao Sakamoto, Kazuhiro Itou, Nobuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190201399
    Abstract: In the present invention, compound such as (1R,2S)-2-(((2,4-dimethylpyrimidin-5-yl)oxy)methyl)-2-(3-fluorophenyl)-N-(5-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclopropanecarboxamide have been found to be potent orexin receptor antagonists, and may be useful in the treatment of sleep disorders such as insomnia, as well as for other therapeutic uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Eisai R&D Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Margaret MOLINE, Gina PASTINO, Yurie AKIMOTO, Yasuhiro ZAIMA, Nobuya SUZUKI, Nobuo YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10317814
    Abstract: A powder supply device that includes a powder reservoir including a rotator having a rotation shaft, to store powder supplied from a powder container; and a powder amount detector. The powder amount detector includes a detected member disposed in the powder reservoir, a contact member attached to the rotation shaft, to contact the detected member to vibrate or move the detected member, a detector to detect vibration or a displacement of the detected member, and a detection result processor to detect the amount of the powder in the powder reservoir based on detection by the detector. The powder supply device further includes a controller to supply the powder from the powder container to the powder reservoir based on detection by the powder amount detector. The controller rotates the rotator in discharging the powder from the powder reservoir and supplying the powder from the powder container to the powder reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Takami, Tetsuro Hirota, Kenji Kikuchi, Koichi Yamazaki, Atsushi Nakamoto, Naohiro Kawashima, Tatsuya Kubo, Shinnosuke Koshizuka, Kazunori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10321038
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus 1 includes: a GPS receiver unit 115 for acquiring GPS signals; a position information acquisition unit 1022 for acquiring position information corresponding to a position where the image data acquired from the GPS signals received by the GPS receiver unit 115 is acquired; a recording medium 106 for storing the image data and metadata; and an image recording unit 1024 for recording, in the recording medium 106, the image data stored in the RAM 103 and the metadata. If the GPS signals cannot be acquired, the position information acquisition unit 1022 performs a position information acquisition processing for acquiring position information within a preset time. When the position information acquisition unit 1022 acquires the position information, the image recording unit 1024 records, in the recording medium 106, the image data stored in the RAM 103 and the metadata to which the acquired position information is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuji Nishimura, Motoyuki Suzuki, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Nobuo Masuoka, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190170561
    Abstract: A liquid fuel level sensing device disclosed herein may include: a holder; an arm fixed to the holder; a cover fixed to the holder to cover the arm; and a float connected to the arm outside the holder. The holder may include a bottom portion and a first snap fit structure, which may include a pair of support portions provided with an interval therebetween, and provided on the bottom portion. First and second interval portions may be provided between the pair of support portions, the first interval portion may hold the arm, and the second interval portion may be provided above the first interval portion and be narrower than a width of the arm held in the first interval portion. The cover may include a deformation restricting portion provided at a position facing an outer surface of at least one of the pair of support portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuichi MANABE, Nobuo SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10297430
    Abstract: Method of producing a target having a small average crystal grain size of gold or platinum and having a uniform crystal grain size in an in-plane direction of a target surface and a thickness direction of the target in order to further stabilize film deposition characteristics during sputtering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FURUYA METAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Maruko, Yu Suzuki, Shoji Saito, Amiko Ito, Yusuke Takaishi, Nobuo Kikuchi, Daishi Kaneko, Eiji Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190137319
    Abstract: The liquid fuel level sensing device disclosed herein may include a liquid fuel level sensor, a case, and an electric wire. The case may house the liquid fuel level sensor and include opposing surfaces opposing each other. The electric wire may include a core wire and an insulating film, and the electric wire may include an exposed portion in which the core wire is exposed and a coated portion in which the core wire is coated with the insulating film. The exposed portion may be connected to a terminal of the liquid fuel level sensor, and the coated portion may be interposed between the opposing surfaces in a compressed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichi MANABE, Nobuo SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190085753
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine cooling system, including: an internal combustion engine; a cooling circuit in which cooling fluid for cooling the internal combustion engine is circulated; a radiator for cooling the cooling fluid; a radiator circuit that branches from the cooling circuit to guide the cooling fluid to the radiator and return the cooling fluid having passed the radiator to the cooling circuit; a thermostat that is provided in a portion where the cooling circuit and the radiator circuit are connected to each other and that opens and closes a path between cooling circuit and the radiator circuit; a heater for heating the thermostat; and a control device for controlling the heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi HARA, Hisashi DAICHO, Nobuo SUZUKI, Kazuhiko IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180100772
    Abstract: A temperature measurement device includes a light source, a first optical waveguide disposed on a surface of a desired region of an object to be measured, a second optical waveguide connected to one side of the first optical waveguide, a third optical waveguide connected to the other side of the first optical waveguide and guiding the lights guided from the light source to the first optical waveguide, a first filter transmitting light in a first frequency band among the lights, a second filter transmitting light in a second frequency band among the lights, a detector circuit detecting each intensity of the lights in the first frequency band and the second frequency band, and a controller calculating a temperature of the desired region from the detected intensity of the each light in the first and second frequency bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hirotaka UEMURA, Kazuya Ohira, Nobuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180080524
    Abstract: A damper device that includes an input element to which torque from an engine is transferred; an output element; a first intermediate element; a second intermediate element; a first elastic body that transfers torque between the input element and the first intermediate element; a second elastic body that transfers torque between the first intermediate element and the output element; a third elastic body that transfers torque between the input element and the second intermediate element; a fourth elastic body that transfers torque between the second intermediate element and the output element; and a fifth elastic body that transfers torque between the first intermediate element and the second intermediate element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TAKIKAWA, Hiroki NAGAI, Masaki WAJIMA, Takao SAKAMOTO, Kazuhiro ITOU, Nobuo SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180073594
    Abstract: A damper device that includes an input element to which torque from an engine is transferred; an output element; a first intermediate element; a second intermediate element; a first elastic body that transfers torque between the input element and the first intermediate element; a second elastic body that transfers torque between the first intermediate element and the output element; a third elastic body that transfers torque between the input element and the second intermediate element; a fourth elastic body that transfers torque between the second intermediate element and the output element; and a fifth elastic body that transfers torque between the first intermediate element and the second intermediate element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TAKIKAWA, Hiroki NAGAI, Masaki WAJIMA, Takao SAKAMOTO, Kazuhiro ITOU, Nobuo SUZUKI