Patents by Inventor Shinichi Nagashima

Shinichi Nagashima 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).

  • Publication number: 20200325063
    Abstract: To provide optical glass having high refractive index and low density and having favorable production properties. An optical glass having refractive index (nd) of from 1.71 to 2.00, density of at most 5.0 g/cm3, a temperature at which the viscosity of the glass is log ?=2 of from 750 to 1,200° C. and devitrification temperature of at most 1,300° C., and containing from 0% to 21.5% of TiO2 as represented by mol % based on oxides. The optical glass has high refractive index and low density, has favorable production properties, and is suitable as an optical member for wearable devices, for vehicles, for robots, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi AMMA, Tatsuo NAGASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200278483
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical glass having refractive index of 1.55 or more and having chromaticity b* that satisfies b*?4.8 under A light source in a CIELab representation. The present invention also relates to an optical glass having refractive index of 1.55 or more, having a ratio (b*/|a*|) of chromaticity b* to an absolute value of chromaticity a* that satisfies b*/|a*|?0.55 under A light source in a CIELab representation, and satisfying b*?0.1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi AMMA, Tatsuo NAGASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200247712
    Abstract: An optical glass has a refractive index (nd) of 1.55 or more. A difference (Tf?Tg) between a fictive temperature (Tf) and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of the optical glass is 0° C. or more. The optical glass may have a crack initiation load L of 350 mN or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi AMMA, Tatsuo NAGASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200182828
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for measuring free residual chlorine concentration that is accurate and simple, which can obtain objective measurement results without using any harmful reagents, and without being affected by the potential window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicants: Keio University, Functional Water Foundation
    Inventors: Yasuaki Einaga, Takeshi Watanabe, Kazumi Akai, Shinichi Nagashima, Tomoko Kodama, Kunimoto Hotta
  • Publication number: 20200123044
    Abstract: An optical glass has a refractive index (nd) of 1.64 or more. A P value represented by the following formula (1) is in a range of 7.0<P value<10.0: P value=log(A450×P450+A550×P550+A650×P650+A750×P750) (1) A450, A550, A650 and A750 are absorbances of the optical glass with a plate thickness of 10 mm at a wavelength of 450 nm, 550 nm, 650 nm and 750 nm, respectively. P450, P550, P650 and P750 are radiances of light having a wavelength of 450 nm, 550 nm, 650 nm and 750 nm, respectively, at 1,300° C. according to Planck's radiation law. All of internal transmittances in terms of a 10-mm thickness at wavelengths of 450 nm, 550 nm, 650 nm and 750 nm are 91% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi AMMA, Tatsuo NAGASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10526775
    Abstract: A toilet according to an embodiment includes a toilet body and a water drainage socket. The toilet body has a water drainage outlet on a back surface thereof. The water drainage socket connects the water drainage outlet and an inlet of a water drainage pipe that is provided on a wall surface. The back surface of the toilet body is provided with an opening and a guide part. The opening is provided to insert therethrough a tubular member that extends from the wall surface in a case where the toilet body is mounted on the wall surface. The guide part guides the tubular member that is provided in a state where it is inserted through the opening so as to move to an outer side of the water drainage socket in a case where the toilet body is mounted on the wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Shuichi Nagashima, Mayu Okubo, Shoko Imaizumi, Shinichi Urata, Isami Sakaba, Haruka Saito, Takumi Tsuchitani
  • Patent number: 10428507
    Abstract: A flush toilet according to an embodiment includes a main water guide channel, a bending water guide channel, a rim water guide channel, and a retention part. The bending water guide channel bends a flow direction of washing water supplied from the main water guide channel. The rim water guide channel causes the washing water to flow toward and to be spouted from a water spout part. The retention part is formed in at least the bending water guide channel. An upper part of the retention part is formed into an opened concave shape and the retention part retains a part of the washing water. Furthermore, the retention part is formed in such a manner that an upper end thereof on a downstream side is horizontal to a bottom surface of the water spout part or higher than the bottom surface of the water spout part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hashimoto, Shinichi Urata, Shuichi Nagashima, Mayu Okubo, Shoko Imaizumi, Daisuke Yamamoto, Kenichi Nakamura, Takumi Tsuchitani
  • Patent number: 10344464
    Abstract: The present invention is a flush toilet (1) including: a bowl portion (8) having a bowl-shaped waste receiving surface (16), a rim portion (18), and a well portion (20) formed at the bottom of the waste receiving surface; a discharge trap pipe (12) connected to the bottom portion of the well portion; a flush water guide portion (40b) disposed on the waste receiving surface at the rear of the well portion so that flush water is directed toward the side wall surface inside the well portion; and a liquid membrane spouting portion (24) disposed on the rim portion, wherein this liquid membrane spouting portion induces a vertical circulating flow in the well portion, produced when discharged flush water assumes a liquid membrane form and collides with a flush water guide portion, and the colliding flush water drops along the side wall surface of the well portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hashimoto, Shinichi Urata, Shuichi Nagashima, Mayu Okubo, Shoko Imaizumi, Daisuke Yamamoto, Kenichi Nakamura, Takumi Tsuchitani
  • Patent number: 10323400
    Abstract: A wash-out type toilet according to an embodiment includes a bowl that receives waste and a drainage water trap. The drainage water trap includes an inlet that is connected to a lower part of the bowl, a rise pipeline that is connected to the inlet and extends upward toward its own top part, a fall pipeline that extends downward toward an inlet of a drainage water pipe that is arranged on a floor surface, and an intermediate pipeline with an upstream-side portion that is connected to the rise pipeline and a downstream-side portion that is connected to the fall pipeline. Furthermore, the intermediate pipeline includes a retention surface that is formed to slope downward from an upstream side to a downstream side and temporarily retains waste at a time of toilet washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hashimoto, Shinichi Urata, Shuichi Nagashima, Mayu Okubo, Shoko Imaizumi, Daisuke Yamamoto, Kenichi Nakamura, Takumi Tsuchitani
  • Patent number: 10315591
    Abstract: A wire harness includes an exterior member having a tube shape. The exterior member includes a flexible tube part formed in a flexible bellows tube shape and a straight tube part. The straight tube part is formed continuously with the flexible tube part so as to arrange the conductive path straight and has a non-bellows tube shape. A continuous portion between the flexible tube part and the straight tube part includes a tapered portion formed in a whole peripheral direction of the exterior member so as to reduce stress concentration in the continuous portion. An inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface of the tapered portion include slopes connecting a top of a bellows projection of the flexible tube part and the straight tube part, or connecting a groove bottom of a bellows recess of the flexible tube part and the straight tube part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiro Nagashima, Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Kenta Yanazawa, Masahisa Sugimoto, Yoshiyuki Ishihara
  • Patent number: 8373644
    Abstract: In a video display apparatus, a backlight for illuminating a liquid crystal panel is segmented into a plurality of areas. A frequency distribution processing unit calculates a dark pixel amount from the frequency distribution of the gradation values of pixels in a video image. A backlight control unit calculates a lower limit of luminance in each area included in the backlight so that the lower limit increases as the dark pixel amount becomes smaller. The backlight control unit adjusts the luminance in each area individually according to the gradation values in each portion of the video image, and adjusts the luminance in an area where the luminance is less than the lower limit to the lower limit. The difference in luminance between the areas illuminating dark portions of the video image is decreased, and the occurrence of luminance blur resulting from the difference in luminance between the areas is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Koike, Kohichi Takaku, Yoshinori Kohno, Shinichi Nagashima, Hideto Yagisawa, Kodai Yamada
  • Publication number: 20100073276
    Abstract: In a video display apparatus, a backlight for illuminating a liquid crystal panel is segmented into a plurality of areas. A frequency distribution processing unit calculates a dark pixel amount from the frequency distribution of the gradation values of pixels in a video image. A backlight control unit calculates a lower limit of luminance in each area included in the backlight so that the lower limit increases as the dark pixel amount becomes smaller. The backlight control unit adjusts the luminance in each area individually according to the gradation values in each portion of the video image, and adjusts the luminance in an area where the luminance is less than the lower limit to the lower limit. The difference in luminance between the areas illuminating dark portions of the video image is decreased, and the occurrence of luminance blur resulting from the difference in luminance between the areas is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Koike, Kohichi Takaku, Yoshinori Kohno, Shinichi Nagashima, Hideto Yagisawa, Kodai Yamada
  • Patent number: 7170693
    Abstract: An objective lens unit used for an optical pickup device is made up of a plurality of lenses and has a numerical aperture (NA) not less than 0.7. The lenses (1) and (2) are secured within a cylindrically-shaped lens holder (3). The position of the lens(es) (2) other than one of the lenses secured within the lens holder is set with the position of the one lens (1) as reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fumisada Maeda, Shinichi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 6977782
    Abstract: An objective lens unit manufacturing apparatus for manufacturing an objective lens unit, with a numerical aperture not less than 0.7, made up by a plurality of lenses, includes a positioning mechanism (31) for positioning one lens (2) in a cylindrically-shaped lens holder (3) of a synthetic resin material, using another lens (1), already mounted and secured to the lens holder, as a reference, and for securing the one lens to the lens holder, for setting relative positions of the one and the other lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fumisada Maeda, Shinichi Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20050201221
    Abstract: An objective lens unit manufacturing apparatus for manufacturing an objective lens unit, with a numerical aperture not less than 0.7, made up by a plurality of lenses, includes a positioning mechanism (31) for positioning one lens (2) in a cylindrically-shaped lens holder (3) of a synthetic resin material, using another lens (1), already mounted and secured to the lens holder, as a reference, and for securing the one lens to the lens holder, for setting relative positions of the one and the other lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fumisada Maeda, Shinichi Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20040021951
    Abstract: An objective lens unit manufacturing apparatus for manufacturing an objective lens unit, with a numerical aperture not less than 0.7, made up by a plurality of lenses, includes a positioning mechanism (31) for positioning one lens (2) in a cylindrically-shaped lens holder (3) of a synthetic resin material, using another lens (1), already mounted and secured to the lens holder, as a reference, and for securing the one lens to the lens holder, for setting relative positions of the one and the other lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Fumisada Maeda, Shinichi Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20030179469
    Abstract: An objective lens unit used for an optical pickup device is made up of a plurality of lenses and has a numerical aperture (NA) not less than 0.7. The lenses (1) and (2) are secured within a cylindrically-shaped lens holder (3). The position of the lens(es) (2) other than one of the lenses secured within the lens holder is set with the position of the one lens (1) as reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Fumisada Maeda, Shinichi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 6488371
    Abstract: There are provided a printing method and an ink jet printer which are capable of attaining the energy saving and reduced installation space as well as implementing high speed printing, and a tape cartridge for use with the ink jet printer. Printing is sequentially carried out on a printing tape having a printing area whose width is sufficiently larger than a length of nozzle arrays of an ink jet head, along the width of the printing tape by the nozzle arrays extending in the direction of the width of the printing tape. The printing tape is fed such that it is reciprocatingly moved, and at the same time the ink jet head facing the printing tape is intermittently moved in a direction orthogonal to the direction of feed of the printing tape, thereby printing on the printing tape by the ink jet head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Zenta Kosaka, Shinichi Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20020135622
    Abstract: There are provided a printing method and an ink jet printer which are capable of attaining the energy saving and reduced installation space as well as implementing high speed printing, and a tape cartridge for use with the ink jet printer. Printing is sequentially carried out on a printing tape having a printing area whose width is sufficiently larger than a length of nozzle arrays of an ink jet head, along the width of the printing tape by the nozzle arrays extending in the direction of the width of the printing tape. The printing tape is fed such that it is reciprocatingly moved, and at the same time the ink jet head facing the printing tape is intermittently moved in a direction orthogonal to the direction of feed of the printing tape, thereby printing on the printing tape by the ink jet head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Zenta Kosaka, Shinichi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 6076412
    Abstract: In an engine starter comprising: a DC electric motor; an output shaft; a pinion unit; a reduction gear unit for transmitting an output of the electric motor to the pinion unit through the output shaft; a solenoid device for axially moving the pinion unit into mesh with a ring gear of the engine; a cover member for surrounding at least the pinion and the reduction gear unit, the cover member having an opening facing the electric motor; a substantially cylindrical member for surrounding the electric motor so as to serve as a yoke for the electric motor; a disk-shaped plate for covering an end of the electric motor facing away from the pinion unit; and an annular separator disposed between the reduction gear unit and the electric motor so as to separate them from each other, the disk-shaped plate is provided with at least one axial protrusions for engaging an inner surface of one end portion of the substantially cylindrical member so as to align the disk-shaped plate and the substantially cylindrical member with
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Nara, Michio Okada, Masaaki Ohya, Yoshikazu Sato, Shinichi Nagashima