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: 8324420
    Abstract: There is provided a process for stereoselectively producing E-form of 3-acyloxyacrylonitrile compound (3) or Z-form which comprises reacting 3-oxopropionitrile compound (1) with an acid chloride (2), characterized in that the reaction is conducted with removal of hydrogen chloride, or by using an organic base or an inorganic base, to thereby regulate the stereostructure of the product; a process for producing the compound (1) characterized by reacting acetonitrile compound (5) with an aromatic ester compound (6) by use of an alkali metal alkoxide in a hydrocarbon solvent while removing alcohol formed as a by-product by azeotropic distillation in a separating tank; and a process for isomerizing E-form of 3-acyloxyacrylonitrile compound to Z-form thereof by use of an organic base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenzo Fukuda, Yasuo Kondo, Norio Tanaka, Hideaki Suzuki, Masatoshi Ohnari, Koichi Nishio
  • Publication number: 20120247289
    Abstract: An ultrasonic trimming method is composed of steps, driving a cutter blade having a flat plate shape and supported by an arm at an end of an articulated robot via an ultrasonic oscillator, the cutter blade being driven by the arm while the cutter blade is ultrasonically vibrated; cutting a workpiece secured by a workpiece securing portion; and during, operation for cutting, moving the cutter blade held attached to the articulated robot to the position at where the cutting edge is brought into contact with the grindstone, maintaining the cutter blades attitude such that a plane containing the cutting edge thereof contacts the grindstone, and grinding the cutter blade by pressing the cutter blade against a grinding member by the arm while the cutter blade is ultrasonically vibrated, the grinding member being disposed within a movable range of the cutter blade driven by the articulated robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Nihon Shoryoku Kikai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20120247295
    Abstract: An ultrasonic trimming apparatus is composed of an articulated robot, a cutting apparatus, and a grindstone. The cutting apparatus is composed of an ultrasonic oscillator supported by the end portion of the robot, a cutter blade which is supported by the ultrasonic oscillator, and a workpiece securing portion which secures a workpiece. The grindstone is disposed within the movable range of the cutter blade driven by the robot and is placed in a position at which the cutter blade can pressure contact the cutter blade. The cutter blade is ultrasonically vibrated by the ultrasonic oscillator and is ground while being pressed against the grindstone by means of the articulated robot. The ultrasonic trimming apparatus efficiently cuts a sheet material composed of soft material such as plastic, fabric, or rubber, a composite material, or a material containing glass fiber even when the material has a three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Nihon Shoryoku Kikai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8279725
    Abstract: A control device includes n optical pickups, n being an integer greater than one; a dividing unit configured to divide one block into n pieces of data, the one block being a predetermined amount of data; and a control unit configured to control the n optical pickups to record the n pieces of data obtained by the dividing unit on a predetermined recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8277282
    Abstract: An ultrasonic trimming apparatus is composed of an articulated robot, a cutting apparatus, and a grindstone. The cutting apparatus is composed of an ultrasonic oscillator which is supported by the end portion of the articulated robot, a cutter blade which is supported by the ultrasonic oscillator, and a workpiece securing portion which secures a workpiece. The grindstone serving as a grinding member is disposed within the movable range of the cutter blade driven by the robot and is placed in a position at which the cutter blade can pressure contact the cutter blade. The cutter blade is ultrasonically vibrated by the ultrasonic oscillator and is ground while being pressed against the grindstone by means of the articulated robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Nihon Shoryoku Kikai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8208770
    Abstract: An optical deflection apparatus includes a signal light source configured to emit signal light having one or more wavelengths, a control light source configured to emit control light having a wavelength different from the wavelength of the signal light, a thermal lens forming optical element including a light absorption layer configured to transmit the signal light and selectively absorb the control light, and a beam-condensing unit configured to cause beam-condensation of the control light and the signal light at different convergence points in the light absorption layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiro Ueno, Nobutaka Tanigaki, Noritaka Yamamoto, Toshiko Mizokuro, Takashi Hiraga, Norio Tanaka, Hiroshi Nagaeda, Noriyasu Shiga
  • Patent number: 8167308
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is composed of a main body, an image forming portion provided in the main body to form an image on a sheet, a top receiving tray provided on a top of the main body to load the sheet on which the image is formed in the image forming portion so as to be visible from the top of the main body, a side receiving tray provided at a side of the main body and under the top receiving tray to load the sheet on which the image is formed in the image forming portion with a maximum sheet loading amount more than the top receiving tray, and a control unit to control to select one of the top receiving tray and the side receiving tray as a discharge destination for the sheet according to whether or not a number of the output sheets outputted from the image forming portion exceeds a prescribed threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8138368
    Abstract: There is provided a process for stereoselectively producing E-form of 3-acyloxyacrylonitrile compound (3) or Z-form which comprises reacting 3-oxopropionitrile compound (1) with an acid chloride (2), characterized in that the reaction is conducted with removal of hydrogen chloride, or by using an organic base or an inorganic base, to thereby regulate the stereostructure of the product; a process for producing the compound (1) characterized by reacting acetonitrile compound (5) with an aromatic ester compound (6) by use of an alkali metal alkoxide in a hydrocarbon solvent while removing alcohol formed as a by-product by azeotropic distillation in a separating tank; and a process for isomerizing E-form of 3-acyloxyacrylonitrile compound to Z-form thereof by use of an organic base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenzo Fukuda, Yasuo Kondo, Norio Tanaka, Hideaki Suzuki, Masatoshi Ohnari, Koichi Nishio
  • Publication number: 20120063777
    Abstract: An optical path switching type optical signal transmission/reception apparatus includes a one-to-seven compatible optically controlled optical path switching apparatus 100 that is connected to a host optical signal transmission/reception apparatus 1 via an optical fiber, a total of seven subordinate optical communication adapters 110 connected via optical fibers, user side devices 160 connected to respective subordinate optical communication adapters via an electric circuit, an optical transmission/reception control circuit provided in each of the total of seven subordinate user side optical communication adapters 110, and including an uplink optical signal transmission mechanism, a downlink optical signal reception mechanism, a control light source that can generate control light to drive the optical path switching apparatus 100, in which a wavelength of the generated control light is different from a wavelength of signal light, and an optical communication oriented transmission/reception mechanism using the
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicants: DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, INTER ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norio Tanaka, Shigeru Takarada, Hirofumi Watanabe, Shiro Futaki, Ichiro Ueno, Takashi Hiraga, Noritaka Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120002223
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, comprising: an input unit which designates the type of a sheet to be used in image formation; a sheet cassette which accommodates the sheets and in which the type of the accommodated sheets is set; a storage unit which stores the sheet type set in the sheet cassette if the sheet type set in the sheet cassette and the sheet type accommodated in the sheet cassette coincide with each other; and a control unit which, when the sheet type set in the sheet cassette is stored in the storage unit upon receiving a request of image formation, judges whether the sheet type designated by the input unit and the sheet type stored in the storage unit coincide with each other, if the sheet type designated by the input unit and the sheet type stored in the storage unit coincide with each other, said control unit instructs image formation, if the sheet type designated by the input unit and the sheet type stored in the storage unit do not coincide, said control unit notifies the judgment result to a u
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicants: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110313173
    Abstract: There is provided a process for stereoselectively producing E-form of 3-acyloxyacrylonitrile compound (3) or Z-form which comprises reacting 3-oxopropionitrile compound (1) with an acid chloride (2), characterized in that the reaction is conducted with removal of hydrogen chloride, or by using an organic base or an inorganic base, to thereby regulate the stereostructure of the product; a process for producing the compound (1) characterized by reacting acetonitrile compound (5) with an aromatic ester compound (6) by use of an alkali metal alkoxide in a hydrocarbon solvent while removing alcohol formed as a by-product by azeotropic distillation in a separating tank; and a process for isomerizing E-form of 3-acyloxyacrylonitrile compound to Z-form thereof by use of an organic base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenzo Fukuda, Yasuo Kondo, Norio Tanaka, Hideaki Suzuki, Masatoshi Ohnari, Koichi Nishio
  • Publication number: 20110243583
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a fixing member, a peeling member, a driving mechanism, and a driving-mechanism control unit. The fixing member comes into press contact with a sheet while rotating and heats the sheet. The peeling member peels the sheet off the fixing member. The driving mechanism moves the peeling member to change the size of a gap between the distal end of the peeling member and the fixing member. The driving-mechanism control unit controls the driving mechanism to set the size of the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110236040
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a carrying unit which carries a sheet from a sheet supply unit toward a sheet discharge unit; a transfer unit which transfers an image to the sheet; a fixing unit which fixes the image transferred to the sheet by the transfer unit, at a second position in the carrying unit; an acquisition unit which acquires information about the size of the sheet at a third position upstream from the second position in the carrying direction in the carrying unit; and a control unit which controls the carrying unit when the size of the sheet accepted by the acceptance unit is different from the size of the sheet acquired by the acquisition unit, and thus carries the sheet to a fourth position where a rear end of the sheet in the carrying direction is situated downstream from the second position in the carrying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norio TANAKA
  • Patent number: 8004748
    Abstract: A thermal lens forming element includes a first chamber serving as a control light absorbing region, which is configured as a columnar body or an N prismatic body (wherein N is an integer equal to or greater than 4) circumscribing the columnar body and filled with a control light absorbing dyestuff solution containing a solvent having a viscosity of 0 to 3 mPa·s at 160° C. or above and a ratio of the viscosity of the solvent at 160° C. to a viscosity of the solvent at 40° C. not less than 1 and not greater than 6, wherein the columnar body or the N prismatic body circumscribing the columnar body has a central axis coinciding with an optical axis of incident signal light. The first chamber is connected to a second chamber via a solution channel and a dam. The dyestuff solution and a bubble of an inert gas are confined in the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Tanaka, Shigeru Takarada, Takashi Hiraga, Ichiro Ueno, Nobutaka Tanigaki, Noritaka Yamamoto, Toshiko Mizokuro
  • Publication number: 20110193258
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a resin product manufacturing system, a manufacturing method, a resin molding machine and a mold capable of easily manufacturing a burr-free finished product in injection molding or the like. In a resin product manufacturing system for forming an intermediate product by a resin molding machine 101 and manufacturing a finished product by deburring the intermediate product by a deburring device, the resin molding machine 101 is provided with a mold 155 including a storing portion 153B for storing an overflow resin 130A (burr 132) formed at a site corresponding to the entire periphery of an intermediate product in a matching surface 153A, the intermediate product having the overflow resin 130A (burr 132) integrally formed over the entire periphery thereof is formed by the mold 155, and the deburring device cuts the overflow resin 130A (burr 132) integrally formed over the entire periphery of the intermediate product together with the burr to manufacture a finished product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: NIHON SHORYOKU KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norio Tanaka, Yoshiyasu Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20110100178
    Abstract: There is provided a deburring system for enabling perfect automation of deburring with which burr of a resin molded article is substantially perfectly removed after the resin molded article is manufactured at low cost not by using an expensive resin molding machine, but by using a conventional general-purpose molding machine. Furthermore, there are provided a deburring apparatus and a cutter blade with which burr of a resin molded article having an unstable shape can be easily and cleanly removed from the root thereof without using any expensive control device and any positioning device and also without using any expensive copying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: NIHON SHORYOKU KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110081478
    Abstract: An method for manufacturing an organic electroluminescent element, the method including a positive electrode and a glass substrate sequentially laminated on one side of a light-emitting layer and a negative electrode formed on the other side of the light-emitting layer. The organic electroluminescent element has a functional layer which is formed by causing gas molecules of at least one type of compound selected from the group consisting of dyes and charge transport materials to contact and penetrate a ? conjugated organic polymer compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mochizuki, Toshiko Mizokuro, Nobutaka Tanigaki, Takashi Hiraga, Norio Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7916593
    Abstract: An optical disk device capable of increasing access speed and an image pickup device having such an optical disk device. In a region at the inside of an optical disk where the rotational speed of the spindle motor reaches its limit, a CAV mode is used for access, while in a region at the outside of the optical disk where a frequency band of an RF signal processor reaches its limit, a CLV mode is used for access. High-speed access to a maximum extent in a range of performance limits of the spindle motor and the RF signal processor is achieved. A retry feature retries failed access attempts to the optical disk when access failure is determined and a controller judges whether or not a defect of the optical disk has caused the access failure. The controller further judges if the predetermined cause of the access failure repeatedly occurs in a predetermined nearby range on the optical disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Tanaka, Takashi Nagatomo, Akio Terada, Yuichi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20110044712
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide an image forming apparatus including: an image processing unit; a printer; a memory configured to store an adjustment value; an operation panel configured to receive a change for the adjustment value according to a user input; an adjuster configured to change, according to input information from the operation panel, the adjustment value from a first value to a second value; and a print controller configured to adjust a position of an image according to the second value and cause the printer to print a numerical value character string representing the second value together with a test pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7826696
    Abstract: An optical deflection apparatus includes a signal light source configured to emit signal light having one or more wavelengths, a control light source configured to emit control light having a wavelength different from the wavelength of the signal light, a thermal lens forming optical element including a light absorption layer configured to transmit the signal light and selectively absorb the control light, and a beam-condensing unit configured to cause beam-condensation of the control light and the signal light at different convergence points in the light absorption layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiro Ueno, Nobutaka Tanigaki, Noritaka Yamamoto, Toshiko Mizokuro, Takashi Hiraga, Norio Tanaka, Hiroshi Nagaeda, Noriyasu Shiga