Patents by Inventor Shinichi Shibayama

Shinichi Shibayama 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: 10775847
    Abstract: A docking station is provided. The docking station has an engagement member, a coupling detector, a connector, an advancing and retracting mechanism, and a controller. The engagement member can be inserted into an engagement hole of a portable information device. The coupling detector detects whether or not the engagement member has been engaged with the engagement hole. The connector can be connected to a connection terminal provided in a side surface of the portable information device. The advancing and retracting mechanism is operated by the driving force of a motor to advance and retract the connector to connect and separate the connector to/from the connection terminal. The controller operates the advancing and retracting mechanism when it is detected that the portable information device is coupled with the docking station to advance the connector to connect the connector to the connection terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Eiji Shinohara, Tetsuo Ogawa, Shinichi Kubota, Xiangyang Liu
  • Publication number: 20190361499
    Abstract: A docking station is provided. The docking station has an engagement member, a coupling detector, a connector, an advancing and retracting mechanism, and a controller. The engagement member can be inserted into an engagement hole of a portable information device. The coupling detector detects whether or not the engagement member has been engaged with the engagement hole. The connector can be connected to a connection terminal provided in a side surface of the portable information device. The advancing and retracting mechanism is operated by the driving force of a motor to advance and retract the connector to connect and separate the connector to/from the connection terminal. The controller operates the advancing and retracting mechanism when it is detected that the portable information device is coupled with the docking station to advance the connector to connect the connector to the connection terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: YOSHIYUKI SHIBAYAMA, EIJI SHINOHARA, TETSUO OGAWA, SHINICHI KUBOTA, XIANGYANG LIU
  • Patent number: 10416716
    Abstract: A docking station is provided. The docking station has an engagement member, a coupling detector, a connector, an advancing and refracting mechanism, and a controller. The engagement member can be inserted into an engagement hole of a portable information device. The coupling detector detects whether or not the engagement member has been engaged with the engagement hole. The connector can be connected to a connection terminal provided in a side surface of thy portable information device. The advancing and retracting mechanism is operated by the driving force of a motor to advance and retract the connector to connect and separate the connector to/from the connection terminal. The controller operates the advancing and retracting mechanism when it is detected that the portable information device is coupled with the docking station to advance the connector to connect the connector to the connection terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Eiji Shinohara, Tetsuo Ogawa, Shinichi Kubota, Xiangyang Liu
  • Patent number: 9096748
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a thermoplastic elastomer composition having high molding fluidity, mechanical physical properties, and resistance to wear and providing a good appearance and feeling, and molded products using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignees: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation, Nissan Motor Company Limited
    Inventors: Yutaka Eguchi, Shinichi Shibayama, Yuki Mori, Kaori Komatsu, Hajime Matsuura
  • Patent number: 8722799
    Abstract: There is provided a thermoplastic elastomer composition having excellent flexibility, mechanical properties, scratch resistance, abrasion resistance, and low-temperature characteristics. A crosslinked thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising 5 to 70 parts by mass of (C) a hydrogenated product of a block copolymer having at least one conjugated diene monomer unit block and at least one vinyl aromatic monomer unit block, and 20 to 150 parts by mass of (D) an olefin-based resin, based on 100 parts by mass of the total of (A) an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer comprising an ethylene unit and an ?-olefin unit having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, and (B) a copolymer having at least one hydrogenated copolymer block mainly composed of a conjugated diene monomer unit and a vinyl aromatic monomer unit, wherein a mass ratio ((A)/(B)) of the (A) component and the (B) component is from 20/80 to 75/25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Eguchi, Shinichi Shibayama, Yoshifumi Araki
  • Publication number: 20130209787
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a thermoplastic elastomer composition having high molding fluidity, mechanical physical properties, and resistance to wear and providing a good appearance and feeling, and molded products using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY LIMITED, ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Eguchi, Shinichi Shibayama, Yuki Mori, Kaori Komatsu, Hajime Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20110281994
    Abstract: There is provided a thermoplastic elastomer composition having excellent flexibility, mechanical properties, scratch resistance, abrasion resistance, and low-temperature characteristics. A crosslinked thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising 5 to 70 parts by mass of (C) a hydrogenated product of a block copolymer having at least one conjugated diene monomer unit block and at least one vinyl aromatic monomer unit block, and 20 to 150 parts by mass of (D) an olefin-based resin, based on 100 parts by mass of the total of (A) an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer comprising an ethylene unit and an ?-olefin unit having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, and (B) a copolymer having at least one hydrogenated copolymer block mainly composed of a conjugated diene monomer unit and a vinyl aromatic monomer unit, wherein a mass ratio ((A)/(B)) of the (A) component and the (B) component is from 20/80 to 75/25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Yutaka Eguchi, Shinichi Shibayama, Yoshifumi Araki
  • Patent number: 6506839
    Abstract: An elastomer composition obtained by crosslinking 1-99 parts by weight of a crosslinkable rubber-like polymer (A) and 1-99 parts by weight of a polypropylene resin (B) [the total amount of (A) and (B) being 100 parts by weight], where (B) is a crosslinking type polypropylene resin, has a flexural modulus of 100-10000 kgf/cm2 as specified in JIS K6758 and has a melting point peak in the range of 100-150° C. in differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), the melting point peak calorie being in the range of 10-600 J/g, especially the above elastomer composition wherein (A) has a crosslinking degree of 1-95% and a swelling degree of 3-100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hajime Nishihara, Shinichi Shibayama
  • Patent number: 6495249
    Abstract: Disclosed is a layered product comprising a skin layer and a cushioning layer and/or a reinforcing layer, said skin layer being a thermoplastic elastomer composition which comprises (A) 1-99 parts by weight of. an ethylene-&agr;-olefin copolymer produced by polymerizing ethylene and an &agr;-olefin of 3-12 carbon atoms using a metallocene catalyst and (B) 1-99 parts by weight of a propylene resin [total amount of (A) and (B) being 100 parts by weight], said ethylene-&agr;-olefin copolymer being partially or completely crosslinked. According to the present invention, a layered product can be provided which is excellent in flexibility, has a rubber-like or leather-like appearance, and is excellent in abrasion resistance, mechanical strength and environmental resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kensuke Uchida, Shinichi Shibayama
  • Publication number: 20020136914
    Abstract: Disclosed is a layered product comprising a skin layer and a cushioning layer and/or a reinforcing layer, said skin layer being a thermoplastic elastomer composition which comprises (A) 1-99 parts by weight of an ethylene-&agr;-olefin copolymer produced by polymerizing ethylene and an &agr;-olefin of 3-12 carbon atoms using a metallocene catalyst and (B) 1-99 parts by weight of a propylene resin [total amount of (A) and (B) being 100 parts by weight], said ethylene-&agr;-olefin copolymer being partially or completely crosslinked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Kensuke Uchida, Shinichi Shibayama
  • Patent number: 6433089
    Abstract: A method for producing a rubber composition crosslinked to a crosslinking degree of 50% or higher by mixing a crosslinkable rubber (A) and a thermoplastic resin (B) and crosslinking the mixture with a crosslinking agent (C), wherein the crosslinking agent (C) is divided and added in parts to sequentially carry out the crosslinking in which the crosslinking is carried out to a crosslinking degree of 5-45% by the first addition of the crosslinking agent (C) and furthermore the crosslinking is carried out to a crosslinking degree of 50% or higher by further addition of the crosslinking agent (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hajime Nishihara, Shinichi Shibayama
  • Patent number: 6417271
    Abstract: A vulcanized, olefinic elastomer composition comprising (A) 1 to 99 parts by weight of an ethylene-&agr;-olefin copolymer prepared using a metallocene catalyst which copolymer comprises an ethylene unit and an &agr;-olefin unit having 3 to 20 carbon atoms and (B) 1 to 99 parts by weight of a polypropylene resin, provided that the total amount of the components (A) and (B) is 100 parts by weight, wherein (C) a polyorganosiloxane having a dynamic viscosity at 25° C. of at least 5,000 centistokes is contained in a proportion of 0.01 to 20 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of a total of the components (A) and (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hajime Nishihara, Shinichi Shibayama, Naohiko Sato
  • Patent number: 6384143
    Abstract: A rubber composition which contains a thermoplastic crosslinked product comprising 1-99 parts by weight of an ethylene-&agr;-olefin copolymer (A) containing an ethylene unit and an &agr;-olefin unit of 3-20 carbon atoms and prepared using a metallocene catalyst and 1-99 parts by weight of an olefin resin (B) (the total amount of (A) and (B) being 100 parts by weight), the crosslinking degree of (A) being not less than 50%, and 1-500 parts by weight of a thermoplastic elastomer (C) added later to the crosslinked product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hajime Nishihara, Shinichi Shibayama
  • Patent number: 6207746
    Abstract: A process for producing a thermoplastic polymer composition comprising: (1) 100 parts by weight of an olefin polymer which comprises ethylene and at least one &agr;-olefin having 3 to 10 carbon atoms and in which the density is in the range of 0.85 to 0.91 g/cm3 and the molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) which is the ratio of weight average molecular weight (Mw) and number average molecular weight (Mn) as calculated by a gel permeation chromatography (GPC) is less than 3.5, (2) 5 to 300 parts by weight of a propylene polymer, (3) 5 to 250 parts by weight of an oil, and (4) 0.02 to 3 parts by weight of a radical initiator, which process comprises steps of previously mixing and heat-kneading the olefin polymer, the propylene polymer and the radical initiator; adding the oil in the stage in which cross-linking is at a proportion of 30 to 95% based on the cross-linking degree of the composition to be finally obtained; and further melt-kneading them to cross-link the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kensuke Uchida, Shinichi Shibayama
  • Patent number: 6087431
    Abstract: An olefinic thermoplastic elastomer composition, which comprises a mixture comprising:(1) 100 parts by weight of an olefinic elastomer comprising ethylene and at least one .alpha.-olefin having 6 to 12 carbon atoms, and having an .alpha.-olefin copolymerization ratio of 20 to 30% by weight, a density of 0.8 to 0.9 g/cm.sup.3 and a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of less than 3.0 in terms of a ratio of weight-average molecular weight (Mw) to number-average molecular weight (Mn) calculated by gel permeation chromatography (GPC),(2) 5 to 90 parts by weight of a propylenic polymer, and(3) 5 to 250 parts by weight of an oil for rubber, the mixture being crosslinked by a radical initiator or both of a radical initiator and a crosslinking promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kagyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kensuke Uchida, Shinichi Shibayama
  • Patent number: 5707726
    Abstract: A process for producing an aluminum pipe is disclosed which has the steps of cutting the aluminum pipe on its periphery, and thereafter carrying out rotary pressure rolling. Also, an electrophotographic photosensitive member, a device unit, an electrophotographic apparatus and a developing roll having the aluminum pipe are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mutsuo Ohtaka, Hisami Tanaka, Shinichi Shibayama, Yosuke Okubo, Tatsu Nakajima
  • Patent number: 5595848
    Abstract: A process for producing an aluminum pipe is disclosed which has the steps of cutting the aluminum pipe on its periphery, and thereafter carrying out rotary pressure rolling. Also, an electrophotographic photosensitive member, a device unit, an electrophotographic apparatus and a developing roll having the aluminum pipe are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mutsuo Ohtaka, Hisami Tanaka, Shinichi Shibayama, Yosuke Okubo, Tatsu Nakajima
  • Patent number: 5508355
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vulcanizable, fluorine-containing elastomer composition comprising (a) a vulcanizable, fluorine-containing elastomer, (b) a polyol vulcanizing agent comprising a polyol compound as a crosslinking agent, and (c) an aliphatic amine compound represented by the formula: R.sub..alpha. NH.sub..beta. wherein R represents an alkyl group, .alpha. represents an integer of from 1 to 3, and .beta. represents 3 minus .alpha..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Keiichi Toda, Shinichi Shibayama, Hiroshi Saitou