Patents by Inventor Norio Tanaka

Norio Tanaka 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: 10661624
    Abstract: A suspension device for a vehicle of the present invention comprises a knuckle supporting a wheel, an upper arm vertically rotatably connected to a vehicle body and pivotally supporting an upper portion of the knuckle, a lower arm provided below the upper arm and vertically rotatably connected to the vehicle body, and a coupling rod coupling the upper arm and the lower arm, wherein the coupling rod is configured to slant in a vehicle longitudinal direction and be rotatably connected to the upper arm and the lower arm, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumitaka Andou, Norio Asano, Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200131734
    Abstract: An excavator includes a lower travelling body; an upper turning body mounted on the lower travelling body; a hydraulic pump installed in the upper turning body; a travelling hydraulic motor that is a variable displacement type motor configured to move the lower travelling body by being driven by hydraulic oil discharged by the hydraulic pump; and a control device configured to control a motor capacity of the travelling hydraulic motor so as to be switchable between a plurality of levels. The control device switches the motor capacity to a low rotation setting upon detecting that an operation for changing a travelling direction of the lower travelling body is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Norio MAEDA, Masaki MAKINO, Takumi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10550191
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for cancer treatment comprising an antibody against CCR8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Osaka University
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yoshida, Yujiro Kidani, Mitsunobu Matsumoto, Takayuki Kanazawa, Satomi Shinonome, Kanji Hojo, Naganari Ohkura, Shimon Sakaguchi, Atsushi Tanaka, Hisashi Wada, Atsunari Kawashima, Norio Nonomura
  • Patent number: 10539775
    Abstract: When acquiring a navigation image, to make it possible to set conditions the same as conditions under which a navigation image is acquired last time and create a natural navigation image. A navigation-image acquiring section controls a placement-table control section on the basis of designation of addition of a region to a navigation image and, when present imaging conditions are different from the last imaging conditions, changes the imaging conditions to the last imaging conditions, acquires a region to be added with an imaging element, and causes a display section to display an image of the acquired region to be added and an existing navigation image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kerence Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Tanaka, Jun Tabuchi, Takuya Karube, Norio Shibata
  • Patent number: 10514095
    Abstract: A control device for a continuously variable transmission mechanism of a vehicle includes: a stepwise variable transmission mechanism which is disposed in series with the continuously variable transmission mechanism, and which has at least two or more forward gear stages; and a controller configured to increase the belt capacities to be greater than the belt capacity set when an accelerator opening degree is zero, at least in a time period from a timing when the accelerator opening degree becomes zero, to a timing when a braking force is generated by a depression of a brake pedal, the controller being configured to set an increase amount with respect to the belt capacity set when the accelerator opening degree is zero, to a smaller value as a transmission gear ratio of the stepwise variable transmission mechanism is higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Kawamoto, Norio Asai, Hiroyasu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190387114
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes an image reading section configured to read an original document and generate image data, the image data corresponding to the original document or a part of the original document. The image processing apparatus further includes a control panel including a document area for displaying a plurality of images, the plurality of images including an image which corresponds to the image data. The control panel is configured to receive input designating the image corresponding to the image data and at least one other image from the plurality of images. The image processing apparatus also includes a controller, which in response to an instruction, generates an aggregation image including the image corresponding to the image data and the at least one other image from the plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: Norio TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10459368
    Abstract: A powder detector includes a driver to drive a motor, a stirrer to stir powder in a vessel, a vibration plate disposed in the vessel and vibrated by a flip of the stirrer rotated by the motor, and circuitry. The circuitry detects a vibration of the vibration plate, estimates an amount of powder based on a detection result of the vibration, and causes the driver to drive the motor from a starting point, so as to move the stirrer to a preset halt position. The starting point is a rotation angle of the motor on detection of the vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Sumihiro Inokuchi, Hiroshi Adachi, Masashi Hommi, Naohiro Funada, Norio Muraishi, Kengo Tanaka, Shingo Nishizaki, Masaki Karakawa
  • Publication number: 20190196360
    Abstract: A powder detector includes a driver to drive a motor, a stirrer to stir powder in a vessel, a vibration plate disposed in the vessel and vibrated by a flip of the stirrer rotated by the motor, and circuitry. The circuitry detects a vibration of the vibration plate, estimates an amount of powder based on a detection result of the vibration, and causes the driver to drive the motor from a starting point, so as to move the stirrer to a preset halt position. The starting point is a rotation angle of the motor on detection of the vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Sumihiro INOKUCHI, Hiroshi ADACHI, Masashi HOMMI, Naohiro FUNADA, Norio MURAISHI, Kengo TANAKA, Shingo NISHIZAKI, Masaki KARAKAWA
  • Patent number: 10306091
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a plurality of sheet feeding cassettes includes a display device; and a controller circuit including: a display control unit configured to generate information to be displayed on the display device, the information including a sheet feeding cassette selection region and a first recording agent selection region; and a setting unit configured to apply a recording agent setting for each of the sheet feeding cassettes based on a selection made in the first recording agent selection region among at least a decolorable recording agent including a decolorable color material and a non-decolorable recording agent including a non-decolorable color material. The display control unit is further configured to generate for display on the display device a list of the sheet feeding cassettes along with the recording agent setting for each of the sheet feeding cassettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190128288
    Abstract: Easily detecting cavitation to occur in a pump. A detection apparatus, a detection method, and a program are provided. The detection apparatus includes: a discharge pressure acquiring unit to acquire discharge pressure data indicating discharge pressure of a pump; and a detector to detect occurrence of cavitation in the pump based on a fluctuation amount of a time waveform of the discharge pressure data during a target detection period. The detector may have: a fluctuation amount calculator to calculate the fluctuation amount of the discharge pressure data during the target detection period; and a determining unit to determine, in response to the calculated fluctuation amount becoming the reference fluctuation amount or more, that cavitation has occurred in the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Soichiro Konada, Norio Tanaka, Takaaki Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20190025807
    Abstract: A device information providing apparatus includes: a central processing unit (CPU) that: transmits an acquisition request for acquiring a first data to a device installed in a plant; and provides, to a control apparatus for controlling the plant, second data output from the device, wherein the second data is acquired by performing a predetermined process for the first data detected by the device; and a storage that stores the first data output from the device based on the acquisition request. The CPU further provides the first data stored in the storage to outside of the device information providing apparatus based on a use request input from the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichiro Kobuchi, Soichiro Konada, Norio Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190014229
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes an image reading section configured to read an original document and generate image data, the image data corresponding to the original document or a part of the original document. The image processing apparatus further comprises a control panel including a document area for displaying a plurality of images, the plurality of images including an image which corresponds to the image data. The control panel is configured to receive input designating the image corresponding to the image data and at least one other image from the plurality of images. The image processing apparatus also includes a controller, which in response to a user instruction, generates an aggregation image including the image corresponding to the image data and the at least one other image from the plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventor: Norio TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180309893
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a plurality of sheet feeding cassettes includes a display device; and a controller circuit including: a display control unit configured to generate information to be displayed on the display device, the information including a sheet feeding cassette selection region and a first recording agent selection region; and a setting unit configured to apply a recording agent setting for each of the sheet feeding cassettes based on a selection made in the first recording agent selection region among at least a decolorable recording agent including a decolorable color material and a non-decolorable recording agent including a non-decolorable color material. The display control unit is further configured to generate for display on the display device a list of the sheet feeding cassettes along with the recording agent setting for each of the sheet feeding cassettes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventor: Norio TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10015346
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a setting unit configured to apply a setting selected from at least a decolorable recording agent including a decolorable color material and a non-decolorable recording agent including a non-decolorable color material, for a sheet feeding cassette; and a display unit configured to display sheet feeding cassettes whose settings match a user-selected recording agent differently from sheet feeding cassettes whose settings do not match the user-selected recording agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10005140
    Abstract: A machining apparatus capable of performing chamfering with high precision is provided. A machining unit 13 is provided at a distal end portion 12a of an arm 12 of an articulated robot 11, and the machining unit 13 includes a profiling roller 57, which serves as a roller that abuts against a part to be profiled Wd of a workpiece W, and a rotatable tool 41 having an axis line 41a having a distance between the rotatable tool 41 and the profiling roller 57 in conformity with a width of the workpiece W (width of a band-like portion Wc) and extending in parallel with an axis line 57a corresponding to a support axis of the profiling roller 57, and the rotatable tool 41 includes cutting blades 41b or blade portions 73 and 73 as chamfering blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: NIHON SHORYOKU KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170149992
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a setting unit configured to apply a setting selected from at least a decolorable recording agent including a decolorable color material and a non-decolorable recording agent including a non-decolorable color material, for a sheet feeding cassette; and a display unit configured to display sheet feeding cassettes whose settings match a user-selected recording agent differently from sheet feeding cassettes whose settings do not match the user-selected recording agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventor: Norio TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9618892
    Abstract: According to embodiments, an image forming apparatus has a cassette section for holding sheets, a conveying section for conveying the sheet, an image forming section that forms the image on the sheet conveyed by the conveying section, a determining section that determines the type of the sheet fed from the cassette, and a display section that displays different messages corresponding to the type of the sheet if a jam of the sheet has occurred while the sheet is conveyed in the conveying section. The source of a sheet for printing thereon may be changed if a threshold number of paper jams occur using paper fed from a particular cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170045855
    Abstract: According to embodiments, an image forming apparatus has a cassette section for holding sheets, a conveying section for conveying the sheet, an image forming section that forms the image on the sheet conveyed by the conveying section, a determining section that determines the type of the sheet fed from the cassette, and a display section that displays different messages corresponding to the type of the sheet if a jam of the sheet has occurred while the sheet is conveyed in the conveying section. The source of a sheet for printing thereon may be changed if a threshold number of paper jams occur using paper fed from a particular cassette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventor: Norio TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9539686
    Abstract: There is provided a machining apparatus in which movement of a machining point is a little, restriction on the machining operation of an articulated robot is a little and movement of a worker for the teaching operation is a little. The machining apparatus has an articulated robot which is controlled in attitude according to a teaching operation and has a catch instrument for catching a workpiece at an arm tip thereof, and a machining unit equipped at a fixed portion located within an arm reachable zone of the articulated robot, wherein the machining unit has a working tool having a profiling portion where a machining target portion of the workpiece caught by the catch instrument of the articulated robot is pressed according to the attitude control of the articular robot, and a floating mechanism that pushes the working tool in a press direction of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: NIHON SHORYOKU KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9513590
    Abstract: According to embodiments, an image forming apparatus has a cassette section for holding sheets, a conveying section for conveying the sheet, an image forming section that forms the image on the sheet conveyed by the conveying section, a determining section that determines the type of the sheet fed from the cassette, and a display section that displays different messages corresponding to the type of the sheet if a jam of the sheet has occurred while the sheet is conveyed in the conveying section. The source of a sheet for printing thereon may be changed if a threshold number of paper jams occur using paper fed from a particular cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka