Patents by Inventor Takahiro Shimada

Takahiro Shimada 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: 20190283437
    Abstract: An ink tank that enables to check whether a cover of an ink tank is normally bonded to the ink tank includes a first chamber having a supply port for supplying ink to a printing head that ejects ink, a second chamber having an external air introduction port capable of introducing external air, a partition wall configured to separate the first chamber and the second chamber, a communication path provided in the partition wall and configured to place the first chamber and the second chamber in communication with each other, a first cover member configured to cover an opening of the first chamber without extending over an opening of the second chamber, and a second cover member configured to cover the opening of the second chamber without extending over the opening of the first chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Koki Shimada, Hideaki Matsumura, Masaya Shimmachi, Yukimichi Kimura, Junichi Kubokawa, Takahiro Kiuchi, Yusuke Tanaka, Kyohei Sato
  • Patent number: 10406038
    Abstract: The front part and the rear part of a diaper main body are each attracted by a first belt and a second belt arranged so as to separate from each other as the first belt and the second belt move to the downstream side of the conveying path. The diaper main body is attracted by the first belt only in a range other than a non-attracting range thereof covering from a crease to a prescribed position in a longitudinal direction. When the respective belts are moved, the front part and the rear part of the diaper main body are separated from each other in a state in which the diaper main body separates from the first belt in the non-attracting range. Then, respective side panels are folded inward between the front part and the rear part of the diaper main body that separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 10383587
    Abstract: A radiation CT apparatus includes a rotation unit configured to rotate about a rotation axis, a radiation generation unit and a radiation detector which are fixed on either side of the rotation axis in the rotation unit, and a gantry cover containing the radiation generation unit and the radiation detector and including a breast insert portion configured to insert a breast of an object. An opening portion that can be opened and closed is placed on the gantry cover of the radiation CT apparatus. The radiation generation unit and the radiation detector are stopped to form a space that allows a user to access the breast insert portion from the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Tsujii, Tetsuo Shimada, Sakiko Yamaguchi, Takahiro Noguchi, Hitomi Ogasawara, Chifuyu Inagaki
  • Patent number: 10342710
    Abstract: A method including: a step of carrying first and second continuous webs in a carrying direction; a step of folding the continuous webs in two; a first attachment step, in which portions of first edges, which extend in the carrying direction of the continuous webs and which are to be leg holes of a worn article, are attached together intermittently in the carrying direction; a step of straightening, in a width direction, creases on one of the continuous web after the first attachment step; and a second attachment step, in which the continuous webs are attached together at least at portions along second edges opposite to the first edges, with the creases being straightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimada, Susumu Honge
  • Publication number: 20190187522
    Abstract: The liquid crystal display device including: a first substrate; a liquid crystal layer; and a second substrate, the first substrate including a first electrode, and a second electrode, the liquid crystal molecules being aligned in a direction parallel to the first substrate with no voltage applied, the second electrode being provided with openings, the openings each having a long shape with two or more wide portions and one or more narrow portions, the two or more wide portions and the one or more narrow portions in each of the openings alternating with each other in a lengthwise direction of the opening, each of the wide portions of one of adjacent two openings being adjacent to one of the narrow portions of the other of the adjacent two openings, each of the narrow portions of the one opening being adjacent to one of the wide portions of the other opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: TAKASHI KATAYAMA, SHINPEI HIGASHIDA, TAKAHIRO SASAKI, KAZUTAKA HANAOKA, KIMIAKI NAKAMURA, HIDEFUMI YOSHIDA, SHINJI SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20190165786
    Abstract: A transmitting device of the present disclosure includes: a voltage generator that generates a predetermined voltage; a first driver including a first sub-driver and a second sub-driver, the first dub-driver that includes a first switch provided on a path from a first power source to a first output terminal, a second switch provided on a path from a second power source to the first output terminal, and a third switch provided on a path from the voltage generator to the first output terminal, and is allowed to set a voltage state of the first output terminal to any of a predetermined number of voltage states which are three or more voltage states, and the second sub-driver that is allowed to adjust a voltage in each of the voltage states of the first output terminal; and a controller that controls an operation of the first driver to perform emphasis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimada, Hiroaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10235026
    Abstract: A vehicle operation display device includes a liquid crystal display, a display controller configured to control the liquid crystal display to display a plurality of images of selectable items on the liquid crystal display, and a directional switch operable to select one of the selectable items. The plurality of images of selectable items includes a first image of a first selectable item and a second image of a second selectable image. The first image and the second image are displayed next to each other on the liquid crystal display. The display controller is configured to control the liquid crystal display to display, when the directional switch is operated to switch a selected item from the first selectable item to the second selectable item, a motion image between the first image and the second image to indicate the switching of the selected item with a moving effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Taki, Takahiro Shimada
  • Publication number: 20190081648
    Abstract: A transmission device according to the disclosure includes a power supply section, a first transmitter, and a controller. The power supply section includes a voltage generator that generates a power supply voltage, and a load section configured to be able to change a load current at the voltage generator. The first transmitter has a first operation mode and a second operation mode, and transmits a first signal on the basis of the power supply voltage. The controller controls an operation of the load section when an operation mode of the first transmitter transitions between the first operation mode and the second operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimada, Hiroaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9855172
    Abstract: Partly-finished products having side panel pieces are supplied intermittently to places between welding surfaces of a horn and a rotating anvil. Thus, the side pieces of the partly-finished products, are welded continuously to each other with a predetermined pattern. The welding surfaces of the anvil are provided over an entire circumference about a rotating shaft so that the interval between the welding surfaces of the anvil and the horns is maintained at an interval at which the respective side panel pieces are continuously weldable to each other with the predetermined pattern regardless of a rotating position of the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Shimada
  • Publication number: 20170348159
    Abstract: A carrying device includes: a carrying section having a receiving surface to be in contact with a first sheet material that is continuous in a carrying direction, wherein one edge of the first sheet material is wave-shaped, the carrying section defining an inclined slit portion, wherein the inclined slit portion defines an opening on the receiving surface, wherein the inclined slit portion extends in an inclined direction so as to be displaced from a proximal side toward a distal side of a protruding portion while extending downstream in the direction of carrying the first sheet material, and wherein the inclined slit portion sucks the protruding portion along the wave-shaped edge; and a box defining a suction space that keeps the inclined slit portion under a negative pressure so that the protruding portion is pulled into the inclined slit portion by suction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Takahiro SHIMADA, Susumu HONGE
  • Publication number: 20170348160
    Abstract: A method including: a step of carrying first and second continuous webs in a carrying direction; a step of folding the continuous webs in two; a first attachment step, in which portions of first edges, which extend in the carrying direction of the continuous webs and which are to be leg holes of a worn article, are attached together intermittently in the carrying direction; a step of straightening, in a width direction, creases on one of the continuous web after the first attachment step; and a second attachment step, in which the continuous webs are attached together at least at portions along second edges opposite to the first edges, with the creases being straightened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Takahiro SHIMADA, Susumu HONGE
  • Patent number: 9789008
    Abstract: Provided are a disposable diaper production method and a disposable diaper production device by which cutting positions of respective side pieces can be accurately managed. A partly-finished product is conveyed in a longitudinal direction in a state in which both side portions in the width direction of the cutting position of respective side panel pieces are held for each set of the two side panel pieces when the respective side panel pieces are cut off by a cutting unit. A controller controls driving rates of a cutting motor and a conveying motor to rotate driving blades at a rate faster than the conveying rate of the partly-finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 9713552
    Abstract: The method comprises the steps of: preparing a first suction-holding section and a second suction-holding section; positioning the first suction-holding section and the second suction-holding section in such a manner that respective surfaces of the first suction-holding section and the second suction-holding section are aligned side-by-side while facing the same side; suction-holding a forward surface of a main body of an developed module by the first suction-holding section, and suction-holding a rearward surface of the main body of the developed module by the second suction-holding section; closing the first suction-holding section and the second suction-holding section to fold the main body in half; and releasably joining superimposed portions of the developed module half-folded by the half-folding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Shimada
  • Publication number: 20170161405
    Abstract: A method and apparatus determines an optimal design of an engineered structure formed of segments having different thicknesses. The techniques include receiving a design model for the engineered structure. The design model includes a finite element model of a spatial domain wherein the engineered structure is contained and an objective function to be optimized. Based on satisfying a converged objective function value and a lower bound of material density values, the techniques are able to produce a completed model of the engineered structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Naoko Ishizuka, Kazuhiro Saitou, Takahiro Shimada
  • Publication number: 20170107849
    Abstract: An airfoil for an axial flow machine includes: an airfoil body extending in a radial direction; a platform (an end wall) provided at an end portion of the airfoil body in the radial direction, the end wall being formed into a plate shape as a wall of a channel in which the airfoil body is installed and which supports the airfoil body; and at least one convex portion formed so as to protrude from a back surface of the platform in a direction away from the airfoil body. The convex portion is formed integrally with a portion for generating a node of a primary vibration mode when an edge portion of the platform vibrates as a free end of the primary vibration mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuto Ogawara, Takahiro Shimada
  • Publication number: 20160213523
    Abstract: A welding unit welds respective side panels pieces of a partly-finished product being conveyed by a conveying unit to each other along a conveying direction. The conveying unit conveys, when the respective side panel pieces are welded to each other by the welding unit, the partly-finished product in a state in which both side portions in the width direction of the portions of the respective side panel pieces to be welded are held for each set of the respective side panel pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventor: Takahiro Shimada
  • Publication number: 20160193088
    Abstract: The front part and the rear part of a diaper main body are each attracted by a first belt and a second belt arranged so as to separate from each other as the first belt and the second belt move to the downstream side of the conveying path. The diaper main body is attracted by the first belt only in a range other than a non-attracting range thereof covering from a crease to a prescribed position in a longitudinal direction. When the respective belts are moved, the front part and the rear part of the diaper main body are separated from each other in a state in which the diaper main body separates from the first belt in the non-attracting range. Then, respective side panels are folded inward between the front part and the rear part of the diaper main body that separate from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventor: Takahiro SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20160110067
    Abstract: A vehicle operation display device includes a liquid crystal display, a display controller configured to control the liquid crystal display to display a plurality of images of selectable items on the liquid crystal display, and a directional switch operable to select one of the selectable items. The plurality of images of selectable items includes a first image of a first selectable item and a second image of a second selectable image. The first image and the second image are displayed next to each other on the liquid crystal display. The display controller is configured to control the liquid crystal display to display, when the directional switch is operated to switch a selected item from the first selectable item to the second selectable item, a motion image between the first image and the second image to indicate the switching of the selected item with a moving effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Kouji TAKI, Takahiro SHIMADA
  • Patent number: 9265670
    Abstract: A method includes: a severing step of successively producing a plurality of panels from a continuous web; an interval-increasing step of increasing an interval in width direction between a pair of panels, adjacent to each other in flow direction; a receiving step of receiving the panels by first and second rollers at first and second receiving positions, which are separated from each other in flow direction, wherein the first and second rollers for receiving the panels are placed so that axial lines of the first and second rollers are placed offset from each other in flow direction of the panels; and a placement step for placing the panels, from the rollers at first and second hand-over positions which are separated from each other in flow direction, onto opposite side portions of a body portion at the same position in the longitudinal direction of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 9244276
    Abstract: A head-up display device projects a display light on a windshield of a vehicle to form a virtual image thereon. The device includes a casing, an indicator which is attached to the casing to emit the display light into the casing, a light guide path through which the display light emitted from the indicator is guided, and a wiring board which is provided with a driving circuit for driving the indicator. The casing includes a guide rail formed along an irradiation direction of the display light from the indicator to support both lateral portions of the wiring board on the guide rail, and the wiring board is attached in a containing space of the casing formed between the light guide path and an inner surface of the casing by guiding and sliding the wiring board along the irradiation direction of the display light with the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimada, Junichi Sasaki