Patents by Inventor Takaki Kobayashi

Takaki Kobayashi 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: 10474085
    Abstract: An image formation apparatus includes a conveyor configured to convey a moving element on which an image is formed, a generator configured to generate a first image and a second image by shooting the conveyed moving element at different timing, a detector configured to sense a first distance between the generator and the moving element at the time of shooting of the first image and sense a second distance between the generator and the moving element at the time of shooting of the second image, and a hardware processor configured to calculate a speed of conveyance of the moving element based on the first image, the second image, the first distance, and the second distance, and output the speed of conveyance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuji Kobayashi, Takaki Kato, Masayuki Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 10432044
    Abstract: A rotor includes a rotor core, permanent magnets, and a tubular non-magnetic cover. The permanent magnets are arranged along an outer surface of the rotor core in the circumferential direction. The permanent magnets each include a curved outer surface as viewed in the axial direction. The tubular non-magnetic cover covers the outer surfaces of the permanent magnets. The rotor core includes at least two stacked cores. Each stacked core includes a stack of core sheets. One of the stacked cores is formed from a material having a lower hardness than the other stacked core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Takaki Nose, Takumi Murayama, Toshihiro Nagata, Yuuma Kobayashi, Yuuji Yamashita, Takafumi Yamano, Daisuke Koyano
  • Patent number: 10288606
    Abstract: The present invention provides an analysis method for simultaneously detecting or quantifying plural species of target substances by measuring the light emission from plural carriers within a single container from outside of the container, these carriers comprising a plurality of substances that are respectively immobilized thereon for capturing the plural species of target substances, wherein the light emission from a desired carrier is selectively received by measuring the emission from the carriers through an optical filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL BIO RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaki Sugimoto, Tetsuya Ueda, Shuichi Kobayashi, Hideji Tajima
  • Publication number: 20180213983
    Abstract: A hand dryer includes an air-stream generating device including a device air inlet, an inner housing that accommodates therein the air-stream generating device and has an inner air inlet formed in an intake surface thereof, and an outer housing that accommodates therein the inner housing and the air-stream generating device and has an outer air inlet formed therein. An intake air passage that connects the outer air inlet and the device air inlet to each other is formed inside the outer housing to include the intake surface and an opposing surface as a portion of a wall surface thereof, and a projection is provided on the opposing surface to project from a region that is opposed to the inner air inlet towards the intake surface. The projection has a first surface facing an upstream side in the intake air passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki OKAMOTO, Takaki KOBAYASHI, Yasuyuki ITOIGAWA, Yukimichi IMAI
  • Publication number: 20180168411
    Abstract: A hand dryer apparatus includes: a casing having an air inlet port that admits air and a nozzle that discharges the air admitted through the air inlet port; a fan that is housed in the casing and generates an airflow directed from the air inlet port toward the nozzle; and an intake air pathway body placed in the casing and forming an intake air pathway extending from the air inlet port toward the fan. The casing includes a base supporting the fan and a cover having the air inlet port and removable from the base. The intake air pathway body is fixed on the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukimichi IMAI, Yasuyuki ITOIGAWA, Takaki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 8850713
    Abstract: A hand drying device includes: a drying chamber; a nozzle; a supply unit; a hand detection sensor; a control unit; and an illuminating unit. The drying chamber includes: an opening; a first inner wall surface; and a second inner wall surface facing the first inner wall surface. A hand is inserted from the opening into a space between the first inner wall surface and the second inner wall surface. The nozzle is arranged on the first inner wall surface and is configured to blow an air stream toward the second inner wall surface. A center axis of the nozzle and an optical axis of the illuminating unit intersect with each other at a proper position in the drying chamber where a hand is supposed to be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Nakamura, Takaki Kobayashi, Tsukasa Sakane
  • Patent number: 8739430
    Abstract: A hand drying apparatus includes a main box body in which a hand insertion portion is provided for allowing insertion/pulling out of hands and a water pan is provided for collecting water drops blown away from hands. In the main box body, a drain tank is disposed for accumulating water that is collected in the water pan. The drain tank is attached to the main box body in a detachable manner. A first lock mechanism is disposed for restricting removal of the drain tank. Moreover, an operating unit is disposed for switching the operating state of the apparatus and is covered with an openable-closable operating unit cap. A third lock mechanism is disposed for restricting opening and closing of the operating unit cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukaya, Takaki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130055588
    Abstract: A hand drying device includes: a drying chamber; a nozzle; a supply unit; a hand detection sensor; a control unit; and an illuminating unit. The drying chamber includes: an opening; a first inner wall surface; and a second inner wall surface facing the first inner wall surface. A hand is inserted from the opening into a space between the first inner wall surface and the second inner wall surface. The nozzle is arranged on the first inner wall surface and is configured to blow an air stream toward the second inner wall surface. A center axis of the nozzle and an optical axis of the illuminating unit intersect with each other at a proper position in the drying chamber where a hand is supposed to be inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Nakamura, Takaki Kobayashi, Tsukasa Sakane
  • Patent number: 8142919
    Abstract: A battery pack apparatus including at least one battery assembly, a plurality of medium feeding parts for adjusting temperatures of the battery assembly, at least one temperature detector, a storage unit, and a controller. The storage unit stores a relation between a temperature of the battery assembly and a revolution level of the medium feeding parts. The controller reads out a revolution level corresponding to the detected temperature of the battery assembly from the storage unit, and allocates the revolution level to the medium feeding parts. The controller changes the value of the revolution levels allocated to the respective medium feeding parts based on the allocated revolution levels so that any one of the revolution levels of the plurality of the medium feeding parts is different from the other revolution levels thereof, and controls the plurality of medium feeding parts at changed revolution levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic EV Energy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kawai, Takaki Kobayashi, Jun Okuda
  • Publication number: 20110023319
    Abstract: A hand drying apparatus includes a main box body in which a hand insertion portion is provided for allowing insertion/pulling out of hands and a water pan is provided for collecting water drops blown away from hands. In the main box body, a drain tank is disposed for accumulating water that is collected in the water pan. The drain tank is attached to the main box body in a detachable manner. A first lock mechanism is disposed for restricting removal of the drain tank. Moreover, an operating unit is disposed for switching the operating state of the apparatus and is covered with an openable-closable operating unit cap. A third lock mechanism is disposed for restricting opening and closing of the operating unit cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukaya, Takaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7614160
    Abstract: A hand drying apparatus includes a main body box case 1 that has a hand inserting portion 3 formed in a concave shape at an upper portion; a high-pressure airflow generator 2 that generates high-pressure airflows and is included in the main body box case; and a front side air nozzle 6a and a back side air nozzle 6b that eject the high-pressure airflows generated by the high-pressure airflow generator 2 into the hand inserting portion 3 and face each other. The front side air nozzle 6a and the back side air nozzle 6b are formed by a plurality of slit-shaped ejecting holes 7 arranged in a line, respectively, and both or any one of lengths and arranging intervals of the slit-shaped ejecting holes 7 is different between a front side and a back side. A hand drying apparatus that can prevent noise and realize high drying performance and excellent usability without employing a complicated construction is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiji Kameishi, Takaki Kobayashi, Jun Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20080216342
    Abstract: A hand drying apparatus includes a hand inserting portion having a concave shape including a front inner wall facing a back inner wall, an airflow generator that generates high-pressure airflows, and a first air nozzle and a second air nozzle that inject the high-pressure airflows to the hand inserting portion. The first air nozzle is provided on the front inner wall and the second air nozzle is provided on the back inner wall. The first air nozzle includes slip-shaped first holes arranged in a line, each having a first length. The second air nozzle includes slip-shaped second holes arranged in a line, each having a second length. The first length and the second length are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiji Kameishi, Takaki Kobayashi, Jun Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7319305
    Abstract: A battery pack apparatus including a battery pack having a plurality of rechargeable batteries arranged in parallel, with a cooling medium passage interposed therebetween, a cooling medium feeding device for feeding a cooling medium through the cooling medium passages, and a control section for controlling the charge and discharge of the battery pack. In this configuration, the battery pack apparatus is divided into a first unit including the battery pack and the cooling medium feeding device and a second unit having the control section accommodated in a case. The battery pack of the first unit is connected with the control section of the second unit by means of a harness or metallic connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Panasonic EV Energy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Kimoto, Takaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7230404
    Abstract: A battery pack apparatus includes a battery pack having multiple rechargeable batteries arranged in parallel and heat medium passages formed therebetween. The battery pack apparatus also includes a heat insulation cover formed of a heat insulation material that covers a circumferential surface of the battery pack substantially entirely. A supply passage and a discharge passage are provided between the heat insulation cover and the battery pack. The supply passage supplies a heat medium to the heat medium passages while the discharge passage discharges the heat medium from the heat medium passages. The battery pack apparatus also includes a supply device that supplies the heat medium to the supply passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Panasonic EV Energy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Kimoto, Takaki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20060259817
    Abstract: A battery pack apparatus including at least one battery assembly, a plurality of medium feeding parts for adjusting temperatures of the battery assembly, at least one temperature detector, a storage unit, and a controller. The storage unit stores a relation between a temperature of the battery assembly and a revolution level of the medium feeding parts. The controller reads out a revolution level corresponding to the detected temperature of the battery assembly from the storage unit, and allocates the revolution level to the medium feeding parts. The controller changes the value of the revolution levels allocated to the respective medium feeding parts based on the allocated revolution levels so that any one of the revolution levels of the plurality of the medium feeding parts is different from the other revolution levels thereof, and controls the plurality of medium feeding parts at changed revolution levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Applicant: PANASONIC EV ENERGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kawai, Takaki Kobayashi, Jun Okuda
  • Patent number: 7112387
    Abstract: A battery power supply device of the present invention includes a battery pack in which a plurality of battery modules each includes a plurality of cells which are serially connected together both electrically and mechanically, the plurality of battery modules housed in a holder, and the battery power supply device is structured so that a cooling medium flows around each cell and/or each battery module; the battery back is provided with a plurality of vent holes having different aperture areas which are distributed over at least one of inlet and outlet sides of the battery pack such that a cooling medium having a substantially uniform flow rate flows around each cell and/or each battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignees: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinya Kimoto, Takaki Kobayashi, Ko Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20040232891
    Abstract: A battery pack apparatus includes: a battery pack composed a plurality of rechargeable batteries arranged in parallel, the rechargeable batteries having heat medium passages formed therebetween; a heat insulation cover, formed from heat insulation material, for covering the substantially entire surface of the battery pack with a supply passage and a discharge passage provided between the heat insulation cover and the battery pack, the supply passage supplying a heat medium to the heat medium passage while the discharge passage discharging the heat medium from the heat medium passage; and a supply device for supplying the heat medium to the supply passage. In this battery pack apparatus, heat exchange occurs on the substantially entire surface of each rechargeable battery by making the heat medium flow in the heat medium passages, thereby performing temperature control efficiently and uniformly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: PANASONIC EV ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Kimoto, Takaki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20040207368
    Abstract: A battery pack apparatus including a battery pack having a plurality of rechargeable batteries arranged in parallel, with a cooling medium passage interposed therebetween, a cooling medium feeding device for feeding a cooling medium through the cooling medium passages, and a control section for controlling the charge and discharge of the battery pack. In this configuration, the battery pack apparatus is divided into a first unit including the battery pack and the cooling medium feeding device and a second unit having the control section accommodated in a case. The battery pack of the first unit is connected with the control section of the second unit by means of a harness or metallic connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: PANASONIC EV ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Kimoto, Takaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6628264
    Abstract: Two manual controllers are connected to two slots of an entertainment apparatus via connectors, respectively. One of the manual controllers is manipulated as a manual input device by a user. The other manual controller is placed upside down on a table, for example, and moves by vibrations so as to functions as a movable object (movable device). The user can move the movable device synchronously with the movement of an object displayed on a display monitor by manipulating the manual controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takaki Kobayashi, Eiji Uriya, Akira Koike
  • Publication number: 20020187390
    Abstract: A battery power supply device of the present invention includes a battery pack in which a plurality of battery modules each includes a plurality of cells which are serially connected together both electrically and mechanically, the plurality of battery modules housed in a holder, and the battery power supply device is structured so that a cooling medium flows around each cell and/or each battery module; the battery back is provided with a plurality of vent holes having different aperture areas which are distributed over at least one of inlet and outlet sides of the battery pack such that a cooling medium having a substantially uniform flow rate flows around each cell and/or each battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventors: Shinya Kimoto, Takaki Kobayashi, Ko Watanabe