Tadashi Ito 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).
Abstract: A workpiece for a fuel injection component is made of a steel having compositions, by mass %, of C: 0.08 to 0.16%, Si: 0.10 to 0.30%, Mn: 1.00 to 2.00%, S: 0.005 to 0.030%, Cu: 0.01 to 0.30%, Ni: 0.40 to 1.50%, Cr: 0.50 to 1.50%, Mo: 0.30 to 0.70%, V: 0.10 to 0.40%, s-Al: 0.001 to 0.100%, and Fe and unavoidable impurities as remaining components. After heating the workpiece to a temperature of 950° C. or more and 1350° C. or less, the workpiece is subjected to a hot forging, and thereafter cooled at an average cooling rate of 0.1° C./sec. or more in a temperature range from 800° C. to 500° C., and at the average cooling rate of 0.02° C./sec. or more and 10° C./sec. or less in the subsequent temperature range from 500° C. to 300° C. to set an area ratio of a bainite structure after hot forging to 85% or more.
Abstract: The piezoelectric actuator includes a piezoelectric element; a power supply applying a voltage to the piezoelectric element; a drive circuit that applies a voltage from the power supply to the piezoelectric element by a pulse charge signal and a discharge signal to charge, and discharges the charge charged in the piezoelectric element to drive the piezoelectric element; an abnormality detection circuit that detects an abnormality due to insulation failure of the piezoelectric element, and a control unit that determines whether or not the piezoelectric element is normal based on an abnormality detection signal. The abnormality detection circuit outputs the abnormality detection signal that detects a time corresponding to a period from when a current starts to flow to the piezoelectric element during charging to when a current stops to flow, and it is determined that the piezoelectric element is abnormal when the time is equal to or more than a set time.
Abstract: Provided are a coating film, a manufacturing method for the same, and a PVD device that not only sufficiently improve the balance of low-friction properties and wear resistance, but also improve chipping resistance and peeling resistance. This film is coated on a substrate surface, wherein the coating film has a hard carbon that presents relatively black and white when observed in a cross-sectional bright-field TEM image, a mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is formed using a PVD method, said layer having white-colored hard carbon in a mesh shape extending in the thickness direction and black-colored hard carbon dispersed into the cavities in the mesh, and the ID/IG ratio is 1-6 when the mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is measured using Raman spectroscopy, said ratio being the ratio of the Raman spectrum D band peak area intensity and G band peak area intensity.
September 17, 2014
Date of Patent:
October 29, 2019
NIPPON ITF, INC., NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
Abstract: A liquid crystal alignment agent for photo-alignment for providing an aligning member has excellent photoreaction efficiency and is capable of aligning polymerizable liquid crystals with high sensitivity. A liquid crystal alignment agent for photo-alignment includes (A) a resin having a side chain including a structure of Formula (1) and (B) a compound of Formula (2), an alignment member obtained from the liquid crystal alignment agent, and a retardation member: wherein X1 is a benzene ring which may be arbitrarily substituted with an substituent, R is a substituent selected from OH and NH2, R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are each independently a substituent selected from a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, etc., and n is an integer of 0 or 1.
Abstract: Provided are a coating film, a manufacturing method for the same, and a PVD device that not only sufficiently improve the balance of low-friction properties and wear resistance, but also improve chipping resistance (defect resistance) and peeling resistance. This coating film coats a substrate surface, wherein a hard carbon layer is formed extending in columns-shape perpendicular to the substrate when observed in a cross-sectional bright-field TEM image, the hard carbon layer is formed using a PVD method, and the ID/IG ratio is 1-6 when the hard carbon layer is measured using Raman spectroscopy, said ratio being the ratio of the Raman spectrum D band peak area intensity and G band peak area intensity.
September 17, 2014
Date of Patent:
October 1, 2019
NIPPON ITF, INC., NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
Abstract: A touch panel-equipped display device (100A) includes a display member (120), a light transmitting touch panel (130) arranged to overlap with the display member (120), a panel holder (140A) configured to support the display member (120), and an actuator (1) configured to transmit vibration in an in-plane direction of an input surface (115) to an input member (110) configuring the input surface (115) for the touch panel (130). The input member (110) is supported by the panel holder (140A) via a first elastic member (180A) having at least one of elasticity and viscoelasticity. Further, the actuator (1) is not connected to the panel holder (140A). Therefore, even if an operator strongly presses the input surface (151), the vibration of the actuator (1) can be properly transmitted to a fingertip of the operator.
October 17, 2017
September 19, 2019
NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
Akihiro YAHATA, Tadashi TAKEDA, Hiroshi KITAHARA, Jinichi ITO
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a coil component that includes first and second magnetic members; a coil layer arranged between the first and second magnetic members, the coil layer including a plurality of conductor layers and a plurality of non-magnetic insulating layers, the conductor layers and the non-magnetic insulating layers being alternately laminated, the conductor layers being connected to each other via through holes formed in the non-magnetic insulating layers to form a coil pattern; a first external terminal covering one end of the coil pattern exposed to at least one of side surfaces of the coil layer without covering the first and second magnetic members; and a second external terminal covering other end of the coil pattern exposed to at least one of the side surfaces of the coil layer without covering the first and second magnetic members.
Abstract: A technology concerns a spectacle lens to suppress unnecessary convergence. In the spectacle lens, when an inner horizontal direction of the spectacle lens is a direction toward the nose of a user who wears the spectacle lens, and an outer horizontal direction of the spectacle lens is a direction toward an ear of the user, a shape of a base in prism is formed in a portion in which power continuously changes and through which a main line of sight, influenced by convergence of the user of the spectacle lens, passes such that at least a part of a base out prism, which may be generated in the portion, is cancelled.
Abstract: A pushbutton switch member has a dome-shaped movable contact and an operation key facing and separated from a movable contact. Pushing the operation key toward the movable contact causes the movable contact to electrically connect at least two contacts on a substrate. The operation key is provided with: a key; a dome connected with an outer periphery of the key, and deformable by pushing of the key toward the substrate; and a foot connected with an outer periphery of the dome, and fixed on the substrate. The movable contact is provided with: an upper contact spaced apart from a site directly below the key, and which makes contact with a contact when the key is pushed in; and an outer fixing part disposed at the upper contact, or further outside thereof in the radial direction, and fixed outside of the key in the radial direction.
Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide particles that have excellent deodorizing properties but do not easily settle down in a case in which the particles are applied to a dispersion liquid. Another object of the invention is to provide a dispersion liquid and a film, both using the particles; a deodorizing material including the particles, the dispersion liquid, or the film; and a wet wiper and a spray, both including the dispersion liquid. A composite particle of the invention includes a polymer particle; and at least one kind of inorganic particle selected from the group consisting of metals and metal oxides, the inorganic particle being supported on the surface of the polymer particle, in which the inorganic particles have an average particle diameter of less than 100 nm.
Abstract: A pushbutton switch includes: a dome-shaped movable contact; and an operation key on a side of the movable contact. Pushing the operation key causes the movable contact to electrically connect at least two contacts. The operation key includes: a key body; a dome connected with an exterior of the key body and deformable by pushing the key body; a foot connected with an exterior of the dome; and a protrusion on top of the key body, protruding from the top, and deformable by compression. The movable contact includes: an upper contact in contact with a site below the key body and contacting the at least two contacts when the key body is pushed; and an outer fixing part at the upper contact in a radial direction and fixed outside of the key body of the operation key in the radial direction.
Abstract: A butyrate-producing bacterium belonging to Anaerostipes hadrus is provided. The amount of butyrate produced is at least 1.5 times that of Anaerostipes hadrus YIT 10092T (DSM 3319T) and is measured by thawing a frozen stock solution of the bacterial strain (a 10% (w/v) skim milk-2% sodium glutamate solution with suspended bacterial cells) (cell count: 2.0 to 5.5×1010 cells/mL), inoculating the solution at 1% to 4 mL of a PY liquid medium supplemented with 33 mM sodium acetate and 0.5 (w/v) % glucose (PYGA medium), followed by anaerobic culture at 37° C. for 24 hours, then inoculating the culture solution at 1% to a PYGA medium, followed by anaerobic culture at 37° C. for 24 hours, then inoculating the culture solution at 1% to a PY medium containing 33 mM sodium acetate and 0.5 (w/v) % L-sorbose, followed by anaerobic culture at 37° C. for 24 hours, and then measuring the butyrate concentration.
Abstract: A progressive addition lens includes a portion having a power for viewing a near field, a portion having a power for viewing a distance field further than the near field, and an portion connecting the distance portion and the near portion. The progressive addition lens includes an aspherical object-side surface and an aspherical eyeball-side surface and is formed in rotational symmetry with respect to a center of design of the progressive addition lens. The object-side surface includes a first stable region formed in rotational symmetry with respect to the center of design and including the center of design, and an aspherical region arranged outside of the first stable region to contact the first stable region and formed in rotational symmetry with respect to the center of design. A PV value (Peak to Valley) of a mean surface refractive power in the first stable region is 0.12 D or less.
Abstract: According to embodiments, a battery includes: a rectangular box-shaped battery case, an inner portion of which is sealed; a battery module housed in the battery case and being an aggregation of a plurality of battery cells; and a tubular heat resistant sheet arranged between the battery case and the battery module in a state of covering an entire side surface of an inner wall surface of the battery case.
June 28, 2018
May 9, 2019
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
Abstract: A pneumatic tire in which a tread part is provided with a pair of central main grooves extending continuously around the circumference of the tire on both sides of a tire equator C, and central thin grooves extending continuously around the circumference of the tire on the tire-axially inner sides of the central main grooves and having less groove width than the central main grooves. The central thin grooves include a linear first central thin groove running along the tire circumference, and zigzagging second central thin grooves. The first central thin groove is provided on the tire-axially inner sides of the second central thin grooves.
Abstract: A pneumatic tire 1 is provided in the tread portion 2 with blocks each provided with sipes 9 extending across the entire axial width of the block. The blocks include axially innermost first blocks 3 each having a longitudinal block rigidity (G), and axially outer blocks 4 each having a longitudinal block rigidity (G). The longitudinal block rigidity (G) of the axially innermost first blocks 3 is 90% to 110% of the longitudinal block rigidity (G) of the axially outer blocks 4.
Abstract: A relay server applies rewards in a rewards system that includes the relay server, a point of sale terminal, and a reward management server. The relay server includes a storage device, a communication interface, and a processor. The communication interface receives an update request for updating an accumulated reward provided to a customer, and transmits, to the reward management server, the update request. The storage device stores update request data indicating the update request was transmitted to the reward management server. The communication interface receives a reward updated result indicating that the accumulated reward provided to the customer was updated. When the reward updated result is not received within a predetermined time, the communication interface transmits, to the point of sale terminal, a reward update pending result indicating that the update request is pending.
Abstract: An optical unit includes: a fixing portion including a front frame portion that holds an object-side fixed lens group, a rear frame portion that holds an image-side fixed lens group or an image sensor, and a fixing portion main body formed by using a non-magnetic material; a moving portion that holds a moving lens group and that is arranged on an inner side of the fixing portion main body so as to be slidable with respect to the fixing portion main body; and a voice coil motor configured to move the moving portion along a direction of the optical axis relative to the fixing portion main body, and including a magnetic portion magnetized in a direction intersecting an optical axis of the object-side fixed lens group, and a coil located on an outer side of the fixing portion main body with respect to the magnetic portion.
Abstract: A pneumatic tire comprises a tread portion provided with blocks each provided with a first variable depth sipe and a second variable depth sipe each having both axial ends opened at edges of the block on both sides thereof in the tire axial direction. In each block, a shallow portion of the first variable depth sipe overlaps, in the tire axial direction, with a deep main portion of the second variable depth sipe. an axial groove dividing the blocks is provided with a tie bar overlapping, in the tire axial direction, with the deep main portion of the adjacent variable depth sipe.