Patents by Inventor Norio Shimizu

Norio Shimizu 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: 11209752
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer container, a developer carrier, and first and second members for stirring/conveying. The developer container includes a first partition wall between first and second chambers, a communication portion through which those chambers communicate at opposite ends of the first partition wall, a developer supply port, and a developer discharge portion. The first member stirs and conveys developer in the first chamber in a first direction. The second member stirs and conveys developer in the second chamber in a second direction and includes a regulating portion and a discharging blade. The developer container includes a second partition wall between the first chamber and the regulating portion. The gap from the upper end of the second partition wall to the inner surface of the developer container is larger than the gap thereto from the upper ends of a first helical blade and the regulating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Asami Sasaki, Akira Matayoshi, Norio Kubo, Koji Suenami, Yuji Toyota, Tamotsu Shimizu, Masashi Fujishima, Yasuhiro Tauchi
  • Publication number: 20210395840
    Abstract: This invention provides a simple analysis method by a PCR method that simultaneously performs, in a single container, separating nucleic acid of pathogens contained in a tissue fragment and preparing a PCR buffer solution, and a kit used for the analysis method. A method for detecting a pathogen includes: (1) obtaining a liquid specimen mixture by adding a tissue fragment containing a pathogen to a PCR buffer solution containing a proteolytic enzyme; (2) heating the liquid specimen mixture at a first temperature; (3) further heating at a second temperature; (4) performing PCR by adding a portion of the liquid mixture obtained in (3) above to a solid composition for PCR reaction containing DNA polymerase and one or more kinds of PCR primer pair; and (5) detecting a PCR product generated in (4) above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicants: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, National University Corporation Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Nihon Techno Service Co., Ltd., National University Corporation Oita University, RIKEN, Toho University
    Inventors: Masamitsu SHIKATA, Kenji NINOMIYA, Norio SHIMIZU, Hiroshi TAKASE, Manabu MOCHIZUKI, Yasuhiro TOMARU, Satoko NAKANO, Sunao SUGITA, Takashi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210367290
    Abstract: A battery includes a plurality of secondary batteries, a casing including a lower case and an upper case, and a plurality of separators interposed between corresponding secondary batteries. Each separator includes a first stopper in a lower part, a second stopper in an upper part, and a cooling passage between the secondary batteries and between the first stopper and the second stopper. The casing includes a face opposing the lateral faces of the secondary battery and including an opening opposing the cooling passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masakatsu KASAI, Norio SHIMIZU, Nagaaki MURO, Mitsuhiro HOSHINO, Kenji SHIGEHISA, Takashi MUTO, Tomoyoshi FURUSAWA
  • Patent number: 10903463
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a casing, a plurality of battery cells, and a first connector, for example. The casing includes a first outer wall and a protrusion that is provided on the first outer wall and protrudes outward from the first outer wall. The battery cells include an electrode terminal and are housed in the casing. The first connector is provided on the protrusion and is electrically connected to the electrode terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Shimizu, Toshinori Uchida, Kazuto Kuroda, Masahiro Sekino
  • Publication number: 20200385784
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for simultaneously detecting a plurality of pathogens from biologically-derived samples, and a kit for carrying out the method. Specifically, the present invention relates to a method for simultaneously detecting a plurality of pathogens that cause infectious uveitis, one of eye infections from samples such as anterior chamber fluid or vitreous by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and a kit for carrying out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Norio Shimizu, Hiroshi Takase, Manabu Mochizuki, Yasuhiro Tomaru, Satoko Nakano, Sunao Sugita, Masamitsu Shikata
  • Publication number: 20200381683
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a lower case having a rectangular box shape with a top opened, and including a bottom part, a plurality of first walls, and second walls; an upper case having a rectangular box shape with a bottom opened, and including a top part opposing the lower case; and a plurality of secondary batteries each including a top face provided with a positive-electrode terminal and a negative-electrode terminal, principal faces, a pair of lateral faces extending between the principal faces, and a bottom face, and deformable ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Norio SHIMIZU, Hirofumi YAMAMOTO, Ryousuke KASAYA, Takashi MUTO
  • Patent number: 10727460
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a first casing, a plurality of battery cells, and a second screw, for example. The first casing is supported by a support member and includes an insulating first outer wall. The battery cells are housed in the first casing. The first outer wall is provided with a second screw that is connectable to a first screw. The first casing is supported by the support member with the first screw fitted into the second screw, placing the support member in-between the first screw and the second screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Toshinori Uchida, Norio Shimizu, Kazuto Kuroda, Masahiro Sekino
  • Publication number: 20200173207
    Abstract: An outer handle device for a vehicle door has a decorative cover mounted on an outer face of a handle body that forms part of an outer handle and is disposed on an outer panel, wherein a mounting groove having a substantially U-shaped cross section and formed from a bottom wall and a pair of side walls connected to the bottom wall is formed in an outside face of the handle body, and a plurality of supporting projections, which abut against the decorative cover inserted into the mounting groove and form a first gap between the bottom wall and the decorative cover, are provided on the bottom wall while being disposed on a periphery of a plurality of injection holes provided in the bottom wall for injecting an adhesive so as to fill the first gap, with one of the supporting projections corresponding to one of the injection holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventor: Norio SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10640834
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a detection method for Mycoplasma by which a greater number of Mycoplasma species can be more quickly and easily detected with high sensitivity and accuracy, a set of a forward primer, a reverse primer and a probe for the detection and a kit containing the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: National University Corporation Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Lymphotec Inc.
    Inventors: Norio Shimizu, Hideyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10553845
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery module includes a plurality of batteries and a module housing. The module housing accommodates the plurality of batteries. The module housing is configured by connecting a plurality of cases in a first direction. At least one of the plurality of cases includes a vacuum pad adsorption region which is on an end surface in a second direction intersecting the first direction and on which a vacuum pad is adsorbable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Makoto Nagasato, Tatsumi Matsuo, Norio Shimizu, Masafumi Ebisawa, Shinichiro Kosugi, Masahiro Sekino
  • Publication number: 20200001745
    Abstract: A seat slider device may include a lower rail attachable to a body of a vehicle; and an upper rail attachable to a lower portion of a seat and slidably engaging with the lower rail. The upper rail may include a lock pin movable along a short direction of the upper rail. The lower rail may include a plurality of first holes and a second hole. The first holes may be arranged along a longitudinal direction of the lower rail and configured to engage with the lock pin, and the second hole may be arranged with the first holes along the longitudinal direction of the lower rail. The second hole may be positioned at a position where the lock pin is incapable of engaging with the second hole or the second hole may have a size with which the lock pin is incapable of engaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BODY SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norio SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190358026
    Abstract: An intraocular lens whose application range is wider than that of the conventional single intraocular lens from the viewpoint of the characteristics at the time of bending of the support portion is made. An intraocular lens includes an optical portion having a predetermined refractive power; and a support portion configured to maintain a position of the optical portion in an eye. The support portion includes a main body formed of a flexible material and a shaft portion formed of an elastic material. At least a portion of the shaft portion is covered by the main body. An end of the shaft portion is provided away from the optical portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Haruo ISHIKAWA, Norio SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190167416
    Abstract: There is provided a toric intraocular lens which improves the visibility of a toric axis. The toric intraocular lens is a toric intraocular lens including a lens body provided with an astigmatic axis. A mark indicating the astigmatic axis is formed at an optical surface of an outer rim portion of the lens body, and a length in a radial direction of the lens body and a length in a circumferential direction of the lens body of external dimensions of the mark are different from each other in top view of the optical surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Haruo ISHIKAWA, Akemi TANIGUCHI, Norio SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190081292
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a casing, a plurality of battery cells, and a first connector, for example. The casing includes a first outer wall and a protrusion that is provided on the first outer wall and protrudes outward from the first outer wall. The battery cells include an electrode terminal and are housed in the casing. The first connector is provided on the protrusion and is electrically connected to the electrode terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushi Kaisha Toshiba, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norio SHIMIZU, Toshinori UCHIDA, Kazuto KURODA, Masahiro SEKINO
  • Publication number: 20190074492
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a first casing, a plurality of battery cells, and a second screw, for example. The first casing is supported by a support member and includes an insulating first outer wall. The battery cells are housed in the first casing. The first outer wall is provided with a second screw that is connectable to a first screw. The first casing is supported by the support member with the first screw fitted into the second screw, placing the support member in-between the first screw and the second screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Toshinori UCHIDA, Norio SHIMIZU, Kazuto KURODA, Masahiro SEKINO
  • Publication number: 20180087106
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a set capable of conveniently and rapidly confirming the presence or absence of contamination of a container for a test sample, the set comprising a positive control nucleic acid and a probe specific for the positive control nucleic acid. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method for detecting or quantifying a target nucleic acid in a test sample while conveniently and rapidly confirming the presence or absence of contamination of a container for the test sample with a positive control nucleic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Norio Shimizu, Ken Watanabe, Yasuhiro Tomaru
  • Publication number: 20170187016
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery module includes a plurality of batteries and a module housing. The module housing accommodates the plurality of batteries. The module housing is configured by connecting a plurality of cases in a first direction. At least one of the plurality of cases includes a vacuum pad adsorption region which is on an end surface in a second direction intersecting the first direction and on which a vacuum pad is adsorbable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Makoto Nagasato, Tatsumi Matsuo, Norio Shimizu, Masafumi Ebisawa, Shinichiro Kosugi, Masahiro Sekino
  • Patent number: 9556655
    Abstract: An outer handle device for a vehicle door, in which a supporting arm portion provided on one end portion of an operating handle which houses an electronic component unit and is disposed on an outer side of the vehicle door is turnably supported by a base member fixed to the vehicle door, a groove housing part of a harness connected to the electronic component unit and routed from the operating handle into the vehicle door is provided in the supporting arm portion, and a guide portion holding the harness between the guide portion and the supporting arm portion is disposed to cover part of the groove, wherein the guide portion is formed integrally on the base member. Accordingly, the outer handle device can hold a harness while reducing the number of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Norio Shimizu, Yasuyuki Etou
  • Publication number: 20160115716
    Abstract: An outer handle device for a vehicle door includes: a latch mechanism; an outer handle having a grip and a coupling arm that is consecutively provided at the other end of the grip and is coupled to the latch mechanism; a base member that is made of a synthetic resin and arranged on the outer side of the outer panel; a metallic reinforcing plate that is interposed between the base member and an outer surface of the outer panel; a cylinder lock configured to switch between locked and unlocked states of the vehicle door, that is disposed in the base member; and a receiving portion that is provided in the reinforcing plate and abuts against the coupling arm during a turning operation of the outer handle to an opening side of the vehicle door to restrict a turning end of the outer handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventor: Norio SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 9322200
    Abstract: An outer handle device for a vehicle door includes: a latch mechanism; an outer handle having a grip and a coupling arm that is consecutively provided at the other end of the grip and is coupled to the latch mechanism; a base member that is made of a synthetic resin and arranged on the outer side of the outer panel; a metallic reinforcing plate that is interposed between the base member and an outer surface of the outer panel; a cylinder lock configured to switch between locked and unlocked states of the vehicle door, that is disposed in the base member; and a receiving portion that is provided in the reinforcing plate and abuts against the coupling arm during a turning operation of the outer handle to an opening side of the vehicle door to restrict a turning end of the outer handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA HONDA LOCK
    Inventor: Norio Shimizu