Patents by Inventor Shigeru Endo

Shigeru Endo 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: 11467173
    Abstract: The sample container loading or storing unit includes a sample rack tray and a sample rack tray installation portion on which the sample rack tray is installed, the sample rack tray installation portion includes a claw portion that moves in a contact direction with a sidewall portion of the sample rack tray, the sample rack tray includes a claw guard portion provided on the sidewall portion of the sample rack tray, and the claw guard portion is configured to be separated from the sidewall portion of the sample rack tray by being pushed by a sample rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Endo, Katsuhiro Kambara, Shigeru Yano
  • Publication number: 20220268619
    Abstract: A passenger's weight measurement device for a vehicle seat includes an upper rail provided on a lower rail that is fixable to a vehicle floor, the upper rail being movable in at least one of rear and front directions; a load sensor fixed onto the upper rail; and a frame provided on the load sensor and below the vehicle seat. In plan view, the load sensor protrudes from the frame in at least one of left and right directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru TAKAYASU, Shinya ISHIMA, Shigeru ENDO, Kenji SATO
  • Patent number: 11353356
    Abstract: A passenger?s weight measurement device for a vehicle seat includes an upper rail provided on a lower rail that is fixable to a vehicle floor, the upper rail being movable in at least one of rear and front directions; a load sensor fixed onto the upper rail; and a frame provided on the load sensor and below the vehicle seat. In plan view, the load sensor protrudes from the frame in at least one of left and right directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Takayasu, Shinya Ishima, Shigeru Endo, Kenji Sato
  • Publication number: 20210333544
    Abstract: An object is to provide an optical element and an imaging lens that reproduce clear images by restraining ghosting, flare, and/or similar occurrences caused by unwanted light reflected by the outer circumference surface of an edge of the optical element. An optical element 100 includes an optical effective portion 101 and an edge 102. The edge 102 is located around the optical effective portion 101 and has an outer circumference surface 103. The outer circumference surface 103 includes roughened portions 200. An imaging lens uses the optical element 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Tatsuya OOUCHI, Shigeru ENDO
  • Patent number: 11051398
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component according to the present disclosure includes a ceramic insulator and conductor portions including inner conductors disposed inside the ceramic insulator and outer conductors disposed outside the ceramic insulator, wherein each conductor portion has a surface and a back surface opposite to the surface, and at least one of the conductor portions includes a flat portion in which the conductor thickness is constant, surface corner portions having a round-chamfered shape in the direction from the surface toward the back surface of the inner conductor or the outer conductor, and back surface corner portions having a round-chamfered shape in the direction from the back surface toward the surface of the inner conductor or the outer conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Matsushita, Issei Yamamoto, Shigeru Endo, Yoshihito Otsubo
  • Patent number: 10954576
    Abstract: A high-strength steel having a specified chemical composition, wherein parameter Peff is 0.050% or more, the relationship (TS0?TS)/TS0?0.050 is satisfied, wherein TS is defined as tensile strength determined at a temperature of 350° C. after aging has been performed under the condition of a Larson-Miller Parameter (LMP) of 15700, and wherein TS0 is defined as tensile strength determined at a temperature of 350° C. before the aging is performed, and having a toughness represented by a vE?20 of 100 J or more in a weld heat-affected zone, which is formed when welding is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shusaku Ota, Junji Shimamura, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Shigeru Endo
  • Publication number: 20200300690
    Abstract: A passenger?s weight measurement device for a vehicle seat includes an upper rail provided on a lower rail that is fixable to a vehicle floor, the upper rail being movable in at least one of rear and front directions; a load sensor fixed onto the upper rail; and a frame provided on the load sensor and below the vehicle seat. In plan view, the load sensor protrudes from the frame in at least one of left and right directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru TAKAYASU, Shinya ISHIMA, Shigeru ENDO, Kenji SATO
  • Patent number: 10767250
    Abstract: Disclosed is, as a high-strength steel plate of API X80 grade or higher with a thickness of 38 mm or more, a thick steel plate for structural pipes or tubes that exhibits high strength in the rolling direction, excellent Charpy properties at its mid-thickness part, and high material homogeneity without addition of large amounts of alloying elements. The thick steel plate for structural pipes or tubes disclosed herein has: a specific chemical composition; a microstructure mainly composed of bainite; a tensile strength of 620 MPa or more; a Charpy absorption energy vE?20° C. at ?20° C. at the mid-thickness part of 100 J or more; a variation of Vickers hardness in a plate thickness direction ?HV10,t of 50 or less; and a variation of Vickers hardness in a plate widthwise direction ?HV10,c of 50 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junji Shimamura, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Shigeru Endo, Shusaku Ota
  • Patent number: 10741463
    Abstract: A module 1a includes a multilayer wiring board 2, a component 3 that is mounted on a main surface 2a of the multilayer wiring board 2, a sealing-resin layer 4 that is laminated on the main surface 2a of the multilayer wiring board 2, and a resin coating layer 7 that coats a surface of the sealing-resin layer 4. The resin coating layer 7 includes a shield film 5 and outer electrodes 6, and opposite surfaces 6a of the outer electrodes 6 and an opposite surface 5a of the shield film 5 are formed on the same plane. The module 1a can be connected to, for example, an external antenna without using a wiring electrode of a mother substrate, and thus, signal loss can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Endo
  • Patent number: 10677638
    Abstract: A passenger's weight measurement device for a vehicle seat includes an upper rail provided on a lower rail that is fixable to a vehicle floor, the upper rail being movable in at least one of rear and front directions; a load sensor fixed onto the upper rail; and a frame provided on the load sensor and below the vehicle seat. In plan view, the load sensor protrudes from the frame in at least one of left and right directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Takayasu, Shinya Ishima, Shigeru Endo, Kenji Sato
  • Patent number: 10668520
    Abstract: A punch die is provided and includes a punch body extending along an axial direction of the punch die and including a punch edge portion, a key, and a punch driver. The punch die also includes a punch guide configured to removably receive the punch body therein, the punch guide including an inner hollow that receives the punch body and a keyway that receives and guides the key. The punch die further includes a retainer collar detachably coupled to the punch guide and configured to permit the punch driver to pass therethrough and be movable along the axial direction. The punch guide includes a peripheral slot that intersects the keyway of the punch guide and the retainer collar includes a cylindrical projection and an engaging projection that is rotatable to engage the peripheral slot and to be releasably aligned with the keyway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Endo, Hiroshi Nakai
  • Publication number: 20200150421
    Abstract: An object is to provide an optical element and an imaging lens that reproduce clear images by restraining ghosting, flare, and/or similar occurrences caused by unwanted light reflected by the outer circumference surface of an edge of the optical element. An optical element 100 includes an optical effective portion 101 and an edge 102. The edge 102 is located around the optical effective portion 101 and has an outer circumference surface 103. The outer circumference surface 103 includes roughened portions 200. An imaging lens uses the optical element 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsuya OOUCHI, Shigeru ENDO
  • Patent number: 10634527
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a load sensor for measuring a load applied from an occupant and a seat cushion frame, wherein the seat cushion frame comprises right and left side frames extending in a front-and-rear direction, the load sensor is attached to the seat cushion frame, and a concave portion is formed in at least one of the right and left side frames at a position opposite to the load sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Endo, Kenji Sato
  • Publication number: 20200088093
    Abstract: A wastegate valve includes a valve, an arm member, and a stopper. The valve has a valve shaft and a valve body. The arm member has a support provided with a mounting hole into which the valve shaft is inserted and an arm shaft and an actuator which move the support. The stopper protrudes in a direction orthogonal to an axis line of the valve shaft and is provided in a distal portion of the valve shaft, which projects from the mounting hole. The support is with an inclined portion in an outer peripheral part of the mounting hole thereof on a side of the stopper, the inclined portion being inclined with respect to the orthogonal direction of the axis line of the valve shaft. The stopper is provided with an inclined portion SI that is inclined with respect to the orthogonal direction of the axis line of the valve shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventor: Shigeru Endo
  • Patent number: 10570477
    Abstract: High-strength steel having a specified chemical composition, wherein X (%) calculated by using equation (1): X=0.35Cr+0.9Mo+12.5Nb+8V??(1) is 0.75% or more, wherein the symbols of chemical elements in equation (1) respectively denote the contents (mass %) of the corresponding chemical elements and wherein the symbol of a chemical element which is not included is assigned a value of 0, a microstructure having a bainite phase fraction of 50% or more, a dislocation density of 1.0×1015/m2 or more after aging has been performed under the condition of a Larson-Miller parameter (LMP) of 15000, and a yield strength of 550 MPa or more before and after the aging is performed, as well as methods of manufacturing such high-strength steel, is disclosed. The high-strength steel can be used as a raw material for manufacturing large diameter steel pipe having the strength properties required for its use in steam transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shusaku Ota, Junji Shimamura, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Shigeru Endo
  • Patent number: 10545350
    Abstract: There is provided a lens element which can maintain an accuracy of the axis alignment between the lens elements and effectively suppress occurrence of ghosting and flares, and an imaging lens unit including such lens element. The fourth lens element 40 of the imaging lens unit 1 integrally comprises a lens portion 41 and an edge portion 42 surrounding the lens portion. The edge portion 42 is provided with an annular step portion 43 as an abut portion for axis alignment with a third lens element 30, and a light shielding portion 46 formed of vapor-deposited films are provided at the annular step portion 43.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KANTATSU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Terai, Shigeru Endo, Takanori Sato
  • Publication number: 20190338402
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a railway vehicle wheel is provided. The method comprises: in an electric heating furnace or converter, preparing steel containing, in mass %. 0.65% to 0.84% of C, 0.1% to 1.5% of Si, 0.05% to 1.5% of Mn, 0.025% or less of P, 0.015% or less of S, 0.001% to 0.08% of Al, and 0.05% to 1.5% of Cr, the balance being Fe and incidental impurities; casting the steel to obtain a material; hot rolling and/or hot forging the material to form a wheel; heating the wheel to Ac3 point +50° C. or higher; cooling the wheel from a start temperature of 700° C. or higher to a stop temperature of 500° C. to 650° C. at a rate of 1° C./s to 10° C./s; and then air cooling the wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsumi KIMURA, Takashi IWAMOTO, Shigeru ENDO, Minoru HONJO, Katsuyuki ICHIMIYA, Kazukuni HASE, Kazuya TOKUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10443110
    Abstract: A high toughness and high tensile strength thick steel plate has a plate thickness of 100 mm or more, wherein a reduction of area in a center of the plate thickness by tension in a plate thickness direction is 40% or more. Thus, a high tensile strength thick steel plate with excellent strength and toughness in a center of the plate thickness can be obtained with no need for a larger production line, even in the case of producing a high strength thick steel plate for which the addition amount of alloying element needs to be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Kitsuya, Katsuyuki Ichimiya, Kazukuni Hase, Teruhisa Kinugawa, Naoki Matsunaga, Kenji Hayashi, Masayuki Horie, Yusuke Terazawa, Shigeru Endo
  • Patent number: 10358688
    Abstract: A steel plate has excellent strength and toughness in a mid-thickness part thereof, despite having a plate thickness of 100 mm or greater. The steel plate has a chemical composition containing specific amounts of C, Si, Mn, P, S, Cr, Ni, Al, N, B, and O, with the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, and having an equivalent carbon content CeqIIW of 0.65 or greater. The steel plate has a yield strength of 620 MPa or greater, a plate thickness of 100 mm or greater, and has a microstructure in which prior ? grain size in a mid-thickness part of the steel plate has a maximum value, expressed as an equivalent circle diameter, of 150 ?m or less, and a total area ratio of martensite and bainite in the mid-thickness part is 80% or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Kitsuya, Katsuyuki Ichimiya, Kazukuni Hase, Shigeru Endo
  • Publication number: 20190208622
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component according to the present disclosure includes a ceramic insulator and conductor portions including inner conductors disposed inside the ceramic insulator and outer conductors disposed outside the ceramic insulator, wherein each conductor portion has a surface and a back surface opposite to the surface, and at least one of the conductor portions includes a flat portion in which the conductor thickness is constant, surface corner portions having a round-chamfered shape in the direction from the surface toward the back surface of the inner conductor or the outer conductor, and back surface corner portions having a round-chamfered shape in the direction from the back surface toward the surface of the inner conductor or the outer conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Issei YAMAMOTO, Shigeru ENDO, Yoshihito OTSUBO