Patents by Inventor Shinya Tanaka

Shinya 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).

  • Publication number: 20180192870
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that processes a tomographic image generated by using tomographic signals acquired by subjecting a subject to optical coherence tomographic imaging, includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire the tomographic signals, and a generation unit configured to generate a tomographic image based on a representative value in each pixel position of the tomographic image, generated by using the tomographic signals, the generation unit includes a region determination unit configured to determine a target region where contrast is reduced in the tomographic image, by using tomographic signals, and an estimation unit configured to estimate an estimation value, by performing statistical processing on tomographic signals corresponding to a pixel position of the tomographic image out of the tomographic signals, and the generation unit generates the tomographic image with the estimation value as the representative value in the target region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Inao, Shinya Tanaka, Yohei Saito, Hayato Shioda
  • Patent number: 10017591
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide compositions which have low-temperature heat sealing properties, are free from stickiness, may achieve a heat seal strength controlled within a certain definite range when heat sealing takes place at low temperatures, have small changes in heat seal strength with time, and are such that in the packaging applications, the strength required to open the packages may be easily controlled within a certain definite range, and high-performance packages may be designed. The invention resides in a 1-butene.?-olefin copolymer composition including 99 to 1 parts by mass of at least one olefin polymer (X) selected from propylene polymers (X-1) and ethylene polymers (X-2), and 1 to 99 parts by mass of a 1-butene.?-olefin copolymer (Y) containing 0.1 to 30 mol % of one or more ?-olefins selected from ?-olefins and having a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of 1.0 to 3.5 [wherein the total of (X) and (Y) in the composition is 100 parts by mass].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Ikuo Akai, Tomohiro Abe, Koya Yoshimoto, Masayoshi Yamaguchi, Shinya Tanaka, Koji Matsunaga, Makoto Egawa
  • Publication number: 20180177485
    Abstract: A biological sound measurement apparatus includes a head portion including a detection portion that is able to come into contact with a body surface of a biological body and detect a biological sound made by the biological body, and a finger placement portion that a finger can come into contact with and that is located on a side opposite to a pressure receiving surface of the detection portion that comes into contact with the body surface, a main body portion that is gripped by the user, and a connection portion that has flexibility and connects the head portion and the main body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Nobuki YAKURA, Makoto Tabata, Kenji Hashino, Takayuki Shiina, Kosuke Inoue, Kei Asai, Shinya Tanaka, Katsumi Murakami, Chizu Habukawa
  • Publication number: 20180182125
    Abstract: A method of determining a position of a focus lens includes the steps of detecting luminance values corresponding to a plurality of imaging elements which detect light via a focus lens while moving the focus lens, calculating a contrast value for evaluation of a focused state of a subject image on the basis of the detected luminance values corresponding to the imaging elements, specifying the largest luminance value in the detected luminance values corresponding to the imaging elements, specifying a range in which the largest luminance value is not less than a value which is determined in advance in a moving range of the focus lens and determining the position of the focus lens on the basis of the contrast value in the specified range of the position of the focus lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya TANAKA, Koji SHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180159304
    Abstract: A pipe material used as a discharge electrode of a spark plug for an internal combustion engine comprises an outer layer made of a Ni-based alloy, an inner layer made of a Pt-based alloy provided inside the outer layer, and an intermediate layer provided between the outer layer and the inner layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Masayuki TAMURA, Yuji KAJI, Yoshinori DOI, Shinya TANAKA, Atsushi YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9983619
    Abstract: An image display apparatus according to embodiments includes a display that includes a planar display surface on which an image is displayed, a cover member that includes a curved operation surface being a target for a touch operation, and a touch sensor that detecting the touch operation with respect to the operation surface. Between the cover member and the display, a clear resin body is arranged that is a transmission body that fills a space between the cover member and the display so that the space is not hollow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamawaki, Junji Ito, Shogo Tanaka, Shinya Tanaka, Naoki Sugamoto, Takahiro Nishimura, Motoya Jiyama, Shinsuke Matsumoto, Shinichi Sato, Atsushi Ohtaki, Tomoyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 9964958
    Abstract: A vehicle control system determines a travel priority of a vehicle based on a travel condition of the vehicle. In response to detection of an oncoming vehicle ahead of the vehicle along a single guide path, the system compares between the travel priority of the vehicle, and a travel priority of the oncoming vehicle, and selects one of the vehicle and the oncoming vehicle as a vehicle to change a traveling route, to allow the unselected vehicle to continue traveling along the single guide path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohta Morimoto, Kentaroh Kurosu, Miyo Taniguchi, Yoshiaki Kawai, Takashi Enami, Akira Murakata, Manabu Kodama, Shinya Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180084189
    Abstract: In an existing camera, a control program of a whole camera including a control program for controlling a lens group and a sensor needs to be entirely created by a camera manufacturer, which increases the number of man-hours of product development. According to one embodiment, in a lens module system, a lens module includes a lens group, an image sensor and a module control unit. Image feature information representing a feature of image information taken is output from the image sensor, and the module control unit controls a component of the lens group based on the image feature information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Koji SHIDA, Shinya TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9896526
    Abstract: [Problem to be solved] There is provided a process for producing an olefin polymer that is capable of producing an olefin polymer having high heat resistance and high molecular weight with excellent catalytic activity. [Solution to problem] The process for producing an olefin polymer includes a step of polymerizing at least one olefin selected from ethylene and ?-olefins having 4 to 30 carbon atoms in the presence of an olefin polymerization catalyst containing a transition metal compound represented by the general formula [I], the olefin polymer including constituent units derived from ethylene and ?-olefins having 4 to 30 carbon atoms in a total amount between more than 50 mol % and not more than 100 mol %, [in the formula [I], R1, R3 and R5 to R16 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a hydrocarbon group or the like; R2 is a hydrocarbon group or the like; R4 is a hydrogen atom; M is a transition metal of Group IV; Q is a halogen atom or the like; and j is an integer of 1 to 4].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Munehito Funaya, Atsushi Sakuma, Ikuko Ebisawa, Shinsuke Kinoshita, Akiko Matsumoto, Hirokazu Tanaka, Shinya Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180037630
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) comprising an intracellular segment comprising an interleukin receptor chain, a JAK-binding motif, a Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (STAT) 5 association motif and/or a CD3? intracellular signaling domain comprising an exogenous STAT3 association motif, as well as cells and 5 compositions comprising said CARs and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Shinya Tanaka, Naoto Hirano, Yuki Kagoya
  • Publication number: 20170327611
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] There is provided a process for producing an olefin polymer that is capable of producing an olefin polymer having high heat resistance and high molecular weight with excellent catalytic activity. [Solution to Problem] The process for producing an olefin polymer includes a step of polymerizing at least one olefin selected from ethylene and ?-olefins having 4 to 30 carbon atoms in the presence of an olefin polymerization catalyst containing a transition metal compound represented by the general formula [I], the olefin polymer including constituent units derived from ethylene and ?-olefins having 4 to 30 carbon atoms in a total amount between more than 50 mol % and not more than 100 mol %, [in the formula [I], R1, R3 and R5 to R16 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a hydrocarbon group or the like; R2 is a hydrocarbon group or the like; R4 is a hydrogen atom; M is a transition metal of Group IV; Q is a halogen atom or the like; and j is an integer of 1 to 4].
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Munehito FUNAYA, Atsushi SAKUMA, Ikuko EBISAWA, Shinsuke KINOSHITA, Akiko MATSUMOTO, Hirokazu TANAKA, Shinya TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170327610
    Abstract: [Problem to be solved] There is provided a process for producing an olefin polymer that is capable of producing an olefin polymer having high heat resistance and high molecular weight with excellent catalytic activity. [Solution to problem] The process for producing an olefin polymer includes a step of polymerizing at least one olefin selected from ethylene and ?-olefins having 4 to 30 carbon atoms in the presence of an olefin polymerization catalyst containing a transition metal compound represented by the general formula [I], the olefin polymer including constituent units derived from ethylene and ?-olefins having 4 to 30 carbon atoms in a total amount between more than 50 mol % and not more than 100 mol %, [in the formula [I], R1, R3 and R5 to R16 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a hydrocarbon group or the like; R2 is a hydrocarbon group or the like; R4 is a hydrogen atom; M is a transition metal of Group IV; Q is a halogen atom or the like; and j is an integer of 1 to 4].
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Munehito FUNAYA, Atsushi SAKUMA, Ikuko EBISAWA, Shinsuke KINOSHITA, Akiko MATSUMOTO, Hirokazu TANAKA, Shinya TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170299994
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer, an image forming device to form a toner image on the image bearer with toner, a power source to output a bias to transfer the toner image onto a recording medium, and control circuitry. The circuitry controls the power source to decrease a peak-to-peak voltage of the bias in response to increase in at least one of temperature and humidity, when a time-averaged voltage of the bias is on a transfer side of transferring the toner to the recording medium, from a median value of maximum and minimum voltages of the bias. The circuitry controls the power source to increase the peak-to-peak voltage of the bias in response to increase in at least one of temperature and humidity, when the time-averaged voltage of the bias is on a return side of returning the toner to the image bearer, from the median value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Atsushi NAGATA, Shinya Tanaka, Hirokazu Ishii, Kenji Sugiura, Takehide Mizutani, Keigo Nakamura, Yuuji Wada, Naoto Kochi
  • Publication number: 20170300000
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an image bearer, a transfer-bias power source, an environment sensor, and a controller. The controller controls the transfer-bias power source to change the DC component and the AC component, according to the at least one of temperature and humidity detected by the environment sensor and a duty of the transfer bias. The duty is A/(A+B)×100[%] where A denotes an area on a return-directional side to move toner from the recording sheet back to the image bearer, relative to a center value (Voff) of a maximum value and a minimum value of the transfer bias in one cycle of a waveform of the transfer bias, and B denotes an area on a transfer-directional side to move the toner from the image bearer to the recording sheet, relative to the center value (Voff) in the one cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Keigo NAKAMURA, Hirokazu ISHll, Kenji SUGIURA., Takehide MIZUTANI, Atsushi NAGATA, Naoto KOCHI, Yuuji WADA, Shinya TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170299987
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an image bearer; a nip forming member, a nip width changing device, a power source; and a controller. The controller switches between a first mode and a second mode according to a predetermined condition. In the first mode, a duty of the transfer bias is a first duty and a width of a transfer nip is a first width. In the second mode, the duty of the transfer bias is a second duty lower than the first duty and the width of the transfer nip is a second width greater than the first width. The duty is (T?Tt)/T×100% where T denotes one cycle of the transfer bias, and Tt denotes a time period, in which the transfer bias is on a transfer-directional side relative to a time-averaged value of the transfer bias, in the one cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Naomi SUGIMOTO, Hirokazu Ishii, Kenji Sugiura, Atsushi Nagata, Takehide Mizutani, Keigo Nakamura, Yuuji Wada, Naoto Kochi, Shinya Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170235258
    Abstract: An improved image forming apparatus includes an image bearer, a nip forming member, a transfer power source, and a controller. The controller switches a transfer mode between a first mode to transfer the toner image onto a first type sheet having a surface smoothness higher than a surface smoothness of a second type sheet and a second mode to transfer the toner image onto the second type sheet. The controller controls the transfer power source to output the transfer bias having an opposite-peak duty of greater than or equal to 50% that is a duty on the side of the opposite-peak value in the first mode. The controller controls the transfer power source to output the transfer bias having an opposite-peak duty of less than 50%, which is different from the opposite-peak duty of the first mode, in the second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Yuuji WADA, Naoto KOCHI, Hiroki NAKAMATSU, Kazuki YOGOSAWA, Takahiro SUZUKI, Shinya TANAKA, Kenji SUGIURA, Naohiro KUMAGAI, Seiichi KOGURE, Junpei FUJITA, Hirokazu ISHII, Takehide MIZUTANI, Atsushi NAGATA, Keigo NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170235257
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer to bear a toner image, a nip forming member contacting the image bearer to form a transfer nip, and a transfer power source. The transfer bias has a transfer peak value to electrostatically move toner from the image bearer to the recording sheet and an opposite-peak value to electrostatically move less toner from the image bearer to the recording sheet than the transfer peak value. An opposite-peak duty of the transfer bias is less than 50%. The opposite-peak duty is tr/T×100% where T is one cycle of the transfer bias and tr is a time period during which the transfer bias is on a side of the opposite-peak value relative to an offset voltage of the transfer bias in the one cycle T.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Naoto KOCHI, Hirokazu ISHII, Seiichi KOGURE, Naohiro KUMAGAI, Kenji SUGIURA, Shinya TANAKA, Hiroki NAKAMATSU, Yuuji WADA, Junpei FUJITA, Takahiro SUZUKI, Kazuki YOGOSAWA, Atsushi NAGATA
  • Patent number: 9733538
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a TFT array substrate, in which TFT elements and pixel electrodes being correspondingly connected with the TFT elements are arrayed in matrix on an insulating substrate, the TFT array substrate including: gate bus lines made from a first metal material; source bus lines made from a second metal material; pixel electrodes made from a third metal material; a clock wiring made from the first metal material; a branch wiring made from the second metal material; and a connection conductor made from the third metal material, the connection conductor connecting the clock wiring and the branch wiring at a connection part in a periphery area, the connection part having a branch-wiring via hole, which exposes the branch wiring which is covered with the connection conductor, and overlaps the clock wiring at least partly in a plane view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Isao Ogasawara, Takaharu Yamada, Masahiro Yoshida, Satoshi Horiuchi, Shinya Tanaka, Tetsuo Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 9720355
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer, a transfer member, and a power source. The image bearer includes a plurality of layers. The transfer member forms a transfer nip between the image bearer and the transfer member. The power source outputs a transfer bias to transfer a toner image from the image bearer onto a recording sheet in the transfer nip. The transfer bias alternates between a transfer-side bias that causes the toner image to move from the image bearer to the recording sheet, and an opposite-side bias different from the transfer-side bias. A duty ratio of a time period, during which the opposite-side bias is output, relative to one cycle of a waveform, is greater than 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ohsugi, Kenji Sugiura, Jyunya Sakuraba, Hirokazu Ishii, Toshitaka Yamaguchi, Hiroyoshi Haga, Naohiro Kumagai, Seiichi Kogure, Junpei Fujita, Yuuji Wada, Kazuki Yogosawa, Shinya Tanaka, Masayoshi Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20170192438
    Abstract: A vehicle control system determines a travel priority of a vehicle based on a travel condition of the vehicle. In response to detection of an oncoming vehicle ahead of the vehicle along a single guide path, the system compares between the travel priority of the vehicle, and a travel priority of the oncoming vehicle, and selects one of the vehicle and the oncoming vehicle as a vehicle to change a traveling route, to allow the unselected vehicle to continue traveling along the single guide path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohta Morimoto, Kentaroh Kurosu, Miyo Taniguchi, Yoshiaki Kawai, Takashi Enami, Akira Murakata, Manabu Kodama, Shinya Tanaka