Patents by Inventor Takafumi Suzuki

Takafumi Suzuki 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: 10703880
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plasticizer for a vinyl chloride resin including an ester compound (A1) represented by General Formula (1): (in the formula, L's each represent an aliphatic oxycarboxylic acid residue having 3 to 18 carbon atoms or a cyclic ester residue having 3 to 18 carbon atoms, R1's each represent an alkyl group having 6 to 18 carbon atoms, R2's each represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a represents a repeating number of the L, provided that the total of the plural a's is from 1 to 10, and x is an integer of 2 to 4), in order to provide a plasticizer for a vinyl chloride which has excellent compatibility with vinyl chloride resins and with which a vinyl chloride resin composition capable of providing a molded article having excellent freeze resistance and heat resistance can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi Noguchi, Akira Urabe, Akio Toyoda, Yoshiyuki Yaoita, Tetsurou Umemoto, Osamu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10696351
    Abstract: A bicycle controller is configured to communicate with a first bicycle component that transmits a first wireless signal and a second bicycle component that transmits a second wireless signal. The bicycle controller includes an interface configured to receive the first wireless signal and the second wireless signal. The first wireless signal has a center frequency that is a first frequency. The second wireless signal has a center frequency that is a second frequency. The second frequency differs from the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Takaya Masuda, Yoshiyuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10696707
    Abstract: The present invention is the following Amphotericin B derivative: wherein each symbol is defined in description. The compound of the present invention has 16th position (X) is urea structure, cyclic structure, hydroxyalkyl or substituted monoalkylcarbamoyl. The compound of the present invention has antifungal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SHIONOGI & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Miyazaki, Kenji Takaya, Takafumi Ohara, Hideki Sugimoto, Manabu Fujitani, Yuki Ogata, Naoyuki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200198194
    Abstract: In order to solve reduction in strength and rigidity at a weldline which is a problem of an injection molding body, and enable free design such as thin wall molding or complex shape molding of the injection molding body, there is provided an integrally molded body in which a substrate for reinforcement (a) having a discontinuous fiber (a1) and a resin (a2) and an injection molding body (b) having a discontinuous fiber (b1) and a resin (b2) are integrated, in which the substrate for reinforcement (a) has a difference in an orientation angle of the discontinuous fiber (a1) in each of regions obtained by dividing a major axis direction of the substrate for reinforcement (a) into 10 equal parts of within 10°, and the substrate for reinforcement (a) covers a part or all of a weldline of the injection molding body (b) to be integrated with the injection molding body (b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Yuichiro Sento, Naokichi Imai, Mitsushige Hamaguchi, Masato Honma
  • Publication number: 20200200100
    Abstract: There is provided a novel throttle valve controller device for an internal combustion engine that is capable of accurately producing a target torque for the internal combustion engine. The present invention includes a target fresh intake air flow rate calculating section that calculates a target fresh intake air flow rate passing through a throttle valve, an EGR gas flow rate calculating section that calculates an estimated EGR gas flow rate passing through the throttle valve, a target throttle intake gas flow rate calculating section that calculates a target intake gas flow rate passing through the throttle valve on the basis of the target fresh intake air flow rate and the estimated EGR gas flow rate, and a target throttle valve opening calculating section that calculates a target throttle valve opening from the target intake gas flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Haoyun SHI, Takafumi ARAKAWA, Yoichi IIHOSHI, Kunihiko SUZUKI, Toshio HORI, Yoshikuni KURASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200198193
    Abstract: The following configuration is adopted for the purpose of solving reduction in strength and rigidity at a weldline which is a problem of an injection molding body, and enabling free design such as thin wall molding or complex shape molding of the injection molding body. That is, there is provided an integrally molded body in which a substrate for reinforcement (a) having a discontinuous fiber (a1) and a resin (a2) and an injection molding body (b) having a discontinuous fiber (b1) and a resin (b2) are integrated, the substrate for reinforcement (a) covering a part or all of a weldline of the injection molding body (b) to be integrated with the injection molding body (b), the ratio of thickness Ta of the substrate for reinforcement (a) to thickness T of a weldline part of the integrally molded body satisfying relational expression: in a case of Ea?Ebw, Ta/T?((Ebw??(Ea·Ebw))/(Ebw?Ea)) in a case of Ea=Ebw, Ta/T?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Yuichiro Sento, Naokichi Imai, Mitsushige Hamaguchi, Masato Honma
  • Publication number: 20200192260
    Abstract: An image heating apparatus includes a heater that includes a substrate having a longitudinal direction arranged in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which a recording material is transported, a heat-generating element provided in the substrate, and an electrode configured to feed electric power to the heat-generating element, and a terminal to be electrically connected to the electrode, wherein an image formed on the recording material is heated by heat from the heater. A conductive intermediate member including at least one layer is provided between the terminal and the electrode, and a first fixing region in which the electrode and the intermediate member are fixed and a second fixing region in which the terminal and the intermediate member are fixed are shifted from each other in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Kazushi Nishikata, Kenichi Nakao, Makoto Komatsuzaki
  • Publication number: 20200180725
    Abstract: A wireless communication device for a human-powered vehicle comprises a wireless communicator and a controller. The wireless communicator is configured to wirelessly communicate with an additional wireless communicator. The wireless communicator has a first mode in which the wireless communicator operates under a first power consumption and a second mode in which the wireless communicator operates under a second power consumption which is lower than the first power consumption. The controller is configured to detect a change in a state of at least one switch. The controller is configured to set the wireless communicator with the first mode if the controller detects the change in the state of the at least one switch as the wireless communicator is in the second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Takafumi SUZUKI, Takaya MASUDA, Akihiko SYOUGE
  • Publication number: 20200187279
    Abstract: A wireless communication device for a human-powered vehicle comprises a wireless communicator and a controller. The wireless communicator is configured to wirelessly receive a control signal from an operating wireless communicator of an operating device. The wireless communicator has a first mode and a second mode. The wireless communicator is configured to wirelessly transmit a connection demand signal in the second mode to establish wireless communication between the wireless communicator and an external wireless communicator of an external electric device different from the operating device. The wireless communicator is configured to wirelessly receive a connection signal which is wirelessly transmitted in response to the connection demand signal from the external wireless communicator of the external electric device. The controller is configured to set the wireless communicator with the first mode if the connection signal indicates that the external electric device is the paired device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Takafumi SUZUKI, Makoto USUI, Takaya MASUDA
  • Patent number: 10663032
    Abstract: In a torsional vibration reducing device, a protrusion projecting radially outward of the rotating body is formed on an inner wall surface. The protrusion is formed on a rotation direction side of a rotating body relative to a straight line passing through a rotation center of the rotating body and a center of a rolling element when the rolling element is located in a middle between both end positions to which the rolling element swings within the roller chamber, and while the rolling element is located at an end portion of a roller chamber on the rotation direction side of the rotating body, a gap is equal to or less than a predetermined value between the rolling element and a wall surface of the roller chamber on a straight line passing through a rotation center of the rotating body and a tip of the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takafumi Inagaki, Toshiya Yamashita, Takuya Okada, Atsushi Muto, Masahiro Shirakawa, Yusuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10659655
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus including an image reading chip for reading an image, wherein the image reading chip includes: a terminal; a pixel portion that outputs a pixel signal and includes a light-receiving element that receives and photoelectrically converts light from the image; an output circuit that can output a signal based on the pixel signal with one of a plurality of drive capabilities including a first drive capability and a second drive capability that is larger than the first drive capability; and an output selection circuit that, based on a signal input to the terminal, selects the drive capability of the output circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takafumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200138397
    Abstract: An operation management system for managing a mobile radiation generating device includes a hardware processor that repeatedly acquires positional information including a position at which the mobile radiation generating device is present and a time when the mobile radiation generating device is present at the position, sequentially records positional information as repeatedly acquired in a memory, generates operation information related to a past operation of the mobile radiation generating device on the basis of a plurality of pieces of positional information as recorded, and causes a display to display the operation information as generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Masaki SUZUKI, Hajime ISHIMOTO, Takafumi MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20200123989
    Abstract: Provided is a novel control device of an internal combustion engine capable of estimating an EGR rate in a transient state with high accuracy. Thus, in the present invention, unit spaces are formed by dividing a reference space of the intake passage into a plurality of spaces along a streamline through which the gas mixture of the intake air and the EGR gas flows, a physical model based on an advection equation for estimating the EGR rate of the gas mixture is established so as to correspond to each of the unit spaces, and the EGR rate at which the gas mixture flows into the combustion chamber is estimated by sequentially estimating the EGR rates of the unit spaces connected to head unit spaces from the head unit spaces by the physical model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Takafumi ARAKAWA, Kunihiko SUZUKI, Yoichi IIHOSHI, Haoyun SHI, Toshio HORI, Yoshikuni KURASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10620736
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a force detection apparatus includes: a first electrode facing an input surface to which an object to be detected applies a force; a second electrode facing the first electrode across a first layer deformable by the force; a conductor facing the second electrode across a second layer deformable by the force; and a force detection controller calculates a force signal value indicating the force, based on a first influence amount and a second influence amount, the first influence amount being an amount of influence added by the force to first capacitance between the first electrode and the second electrode, and the second influence amount being an amount of influence added by the force to second capacitance between the second electrode and the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Shota Hosaka, Yosuke Nakamori
  • Patent number: 10620702
    Abstract: An internal device of a brain-machine interface system includes: an electrode group including N electrodes, N being 2 or more; an amplification element group including N amplification elements; a communicator communicating with an external device; and a controller selectively executing one of: a normal operation mode in which electroencephalogram signals acquired through the N electrodes are supplied to the amplification element group in a manner that each of the N electrodes corresponds to a respective one of the N amplification elements, and N amplified electroencephalogram signals are transmitted; and a noise-reduction operation mode in which an electroencephalogram signal acquired through an M electrode of the electrode group is supplied to the amplification element group in a manner that each M electrode corresponds to respective plural ones of the amplification elements, and an M amplified electroencephalogram signal is transmitted, M being smaller than N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kaoru Imajo, Katsuyoshi Suzuki, Masayuki Hirata, Seiji Kameda, Takafumi Suzuki, Hiroshi Ando
  • Patent number: 10617361
    Abstract: To allow an implantable device including an electronic circuit to be implanted in the head in a more preferable manner in terms of appearance and safely. This implantable device is used for a brain-machine interface or the like. A casing of an implantable device configured to be implanted in a human head has an outer convexity surface matching an external shape of a resected skull related to at least a craniotomy site of the artificial bone designed in accordance with a skull shape of each person in order to fill the craniotomy site. That is, the outer convexity surface of the artificial bone is provided with two functions: the original function of filling the craniotomy site as the artificial bone and a function of serving as the casing of the implantable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Osaka University
    Inventors: Masayuki Hirata, Toshiki Yoshimine, Kojiro Matsushita, Tetsu Goto, Takufumi Yanagisawa, Takafumi Suzuki, Shinichi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20200109881
    Abstract: A heat-pump using apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit and a heat medium circuit. The refrigerant circuit is capable of executing a heating operation and a cooling operation. A first expansion device is provided downstream of a reservoir, and a second expansion device is provided upstream of the reservoir, in the flow of refrigerant in the heating operation. A main circuit of the heat medium circuit includes a branching part and a joining part. An overpressure protection device is connected to a connection part which is located between a load-side heat exchanger and one of the branching part and the joining part or at the load-side heat exchanger. A refrigerant leakage detecting device is connected to the other of the branching part and the joining part, or between the other of the branching part and the joining part and the connection part, or to the connection part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUZUKI, Hirokazu MINAMISAKO, Kazutaka SUZUKI, Takafumi MITO, Taro HATTORI
  • Patent number: 10615681
    Abstract: A rectifying element is connected to an auxiliary winding. The shut-down circuit receives a bias voltage output from the rectifying element. A shut-down circuit stops supply of power to a power supply terminal of the power supply control IC when the bias voltage is less than a set voltage. A power supply control IC controls a ratio of on-time to a switching cycle of the switching element, based on a current sensing voltage generated at a current sense resistor. The power supply control IC causes the switching operation of the switching element to stop when a voltage at the power supply terminal decreases to a stop voltage or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi Nonaka, Kentaro Oshima, Teruyoshi Sato, Norihiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200102047
    Abstract: A steering structure for a saddle riding vehicle includes a suspension arm, a head pipe supported by a tip portion of a suspension arm, a stem shaft pivotably inserted through the head pipe, a front fork structure body integrally pivotably connected to a lower end portion of the stem shaft, a handle support section disposed above the head pipe, a handle steerably supported by the handle support section, and a bending link configured to transmit a steering operation of the handle toward a front wheel, wherein the bending link has an upper end portion connected to a side of the handle and a lower end portion connected to a side of the front fork structure body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Masayuki Tsutsui, Kohei Suzuki, Takafumi Nakanishi, Yuichi Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20200103839
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle control device and a vehicle control simulation device that enable, even for parallel processing with a plurality of arithmetic devices, approximation in act between at verification of simulation operation on a model base and at verification of operation on an actual vehicle. Provided are: control model information for control of a system; hardware information for operation of a control model; arithmetic-device allocation information as to which arithmetic device in hardware is allocated to perform arithmetic processing to a control program in the control model; delay time information regarding a case where the control model operates on the hardware; and a delay-time adding unit configured to create delay-inclusive control model information in which the delay time information is inserted in the control model, based on at least either the arithmetic-device allocation information or the hardware information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi FUKUDA, Toru IRIE, Takafumi SUZUKI, Takahiro IIDA