Patents by Inventor Takao Taniguchi

Takao Taniguchi 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: 11000968
    Abstract: There is provided a sheet manufacturing apparatus that is capable of manufacturing a sheet having a predetermined color, the apparatus including: a plurality of resin cartridges that store a plurality of colored resins, respectively; a resin supply unit that supplies a resin from one or the plurality of resin cartridges to a predetermined raw material in a predetermined step of manufacturing a sheet; and a controller that selects a resin cartridge, which is a supply source of a resin, when the resin supply unit supplies the resin, and performs setting related to a supply amount of a resin for each of the selected resin cartridges, based on setting related to a color of a sheet to be manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Mikoshiba, Yoshinobu Monbetsu, Yasumasa Nakajima, Seiichi Taniguchi, Takeshi Kimoto
  • Patent number: 8604103
    Abstract: This invention relates to an additive composition for a hydraulic composition, which contain a specific copolymer (A) and a compound (B) selected from a specific glycol ether-based compound and a specific glycerin derivate-based compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Toshimasa Hamai, Takao Taniguchi, Masaaki Shimoda, Makoto Ohkubo, Hiroshi Danjo, Nobuyoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8598255
    Abstract: The present invention provides the early strengthening agent for hydraulic compositions containing a compound (a) obtained by reacting (A) one or more compounds selected from polyhydric alcohols having 3 to 20 hydroxy groups and alkylene oxide adducts thereof with (B) a sulfating agent, and the additive composition for hydraulic compositions containing the compound (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Toshimasa Hamai, Masaaki Shimoda, Makoto Okubo, Takao Taniguchi, Takeshi Tomifuji, Masato Nomura
  • Patent number: 8519028
    Abstract: This invention relates to an early strengthening agent for a hydraulic composition, which contains a compound (A) selected from a specific glycol ether-based compound and a specific glycerin derivate-based compound, as well as an additive composition for a hydraulic composition, which contains the early strengthening agent and a specific phosphate polymer (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Toshimasa Hamai, Masaaki Shimoda, Makoto Ohkubo, Takao Taniguchi, Hiroshi Danjo, Nobuyoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8430974
    Abstract: A steel component formed by carburizing and then induction-hardening of a steel consisting essentially of, by mass, C: minimum 0.08% and less than 0.3%; Si: maximum 2.0%; Mn: from 0.2% to 3.0%; P: maximum 0.03%; S: from 0.005% to 0.05%; Ni: maximum 1.5%; Cr: maximum 3.0%; Mo: maximum 1.0%; O: maximum 0.0025%; and N: from 0.005% to 0.03%; and further including either or both of, by mass, Al: from 0.005% to 0.05%, and Ti: from 0.005% to 0.05%; and still further including either or both of, by mass, V: maximum 0.3%, and Nb: maximum 0.3%; and a balance including Fe and unavoidable impurities. The hardness of the surface layer is at least 55 HRC and the hardness of the core portion is from 20 to 50 HRC. The core portion does not include a martensite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignees: Aisin AW Co., Ltd., Nippon Steel Corporation Muroran Works
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Hisao Shirai, Kouji Ohbayashi, Kazuaki Okada, Hideo Kanisawa, Shuji Kozawa
  • Patent number: 8141223
    Abstract: A cell manufacturing method in which a main operator, who carries out main operations that include a plurality of steps in which parts are attached to a workpiece, is moved along with the workpiece so as to transit a plurality of stations at which auxiliary steps related to the main operations are carried out. A main car is provided on which the workpiece is mounted and on which the main operator rides. A main operation platform apparatus is also provided that has a main operation platform for carrying out the main operations so as to be movable are used, and then when carrying out at least a portion of the main operations in the main car, the main car and the main operation platform are moved in synchrony. Furthermore, a subsidiary car is provided to travel together with the main car so as to be able to transfer parts and/or jigs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Shigeharu Ikeda, Kuniyuki Hashimoto, Junji Sugawara
  • Patent number: 8122579
    Abstract: A cell manufacturing method in which a main operator, who carries out main operations that include a plurality of steps in which parts are installed on a workpiece, is moved along with the workpiece so as to transit a plurality of stations where auxiliary steps related to the main operations are carried out. At least a portion of operations in which parts and/or jigs are supplied to a main car are carried out via a main delivery apparatus by using a main car on which a workpiece is mounted and on which a main operator rides, and that travels automatically on a predetermined travel route that transits a plurality of stations. The main delivery apparatus has a main serving position and a main receiving position. Parts and/or jigs that have been disposed at the main receiving position are delivered to the main serving position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Shigeharu Ikeda, Kuniyuki Hashimoto, Junji Sugawara
  • Patent number: 8100809
    Abstract: A first element of a duplex planetary gear set is selectively coupled to an input shaft via a third clutch, or is selectively fixed via a first brake. A second element is selectively coupled, via a second clutch, to an intermediate shaft that is directly coupled to a speed-increasing element of a simplex planetary gear set which increases the rotational speed of the input shaft, or is selectively fixed via a second brake. A third element is directly coupled to an output shaft. A fourth element is selectively coupled to the input shaft via a first clutch. Therefore, by increasing the speed of the rotation of the input shaft by the simplex planetary gear set and transferring it to the duplex planetary gear set, it is possible to reduce the torques on individual components of an automatic transmission and therefore to reduce the sizes of the individual components and the capacities of the individual friction engagement elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Kazumasa Tsukamoto, Masahiro Hayabuchi, Akitoshi Katou, Satoru Kasuya, Naoji Katou, Hiroshi Katou, Masashi Kitou, Hiroaki Sanji, Naoki Takabayashi
  • Patent number: 8074335
    Abstract: A cell manufacturing method in which a main operator, who carries out main operations that includes a plurality of steps in which parts are attached to a workpiece, is moved with the workpiece so as to transit a plurality of stations at which auxiliary steps related to the main operation are carried out. A main car on which a workpiece is mounted and on which a main operator rides and a subsidiary car on which a subsidiary operator rides, the subsidiary operator preparing at least a portion of parts and/or jigs that are necessary for the main operation. The main car automatically travels on a predetermined travel path that transits a plurality of stations, and the subsidiary car travels together with the main car so as to enable transferring parts and/or jigs between the main car and the subsidiary car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Shigeharu Ikeda, Kuniyuki Hashimoto, Junji Sugawara
  • Patent number: 7998282
    Abstract: A method of heat-treating a steel member including carburizing a steel member in a carburizing gas under a reduced pressure. The steel member is then cooled in a cooling gas having a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. A desired portion of the cooled steel member is then heated using high-density energy. The steel member is then quenched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: AISIN AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Hisao Shirai, Koji Ohbayashi, Kazuaki Okada, Hideo Kanisawa, Shuji Kozawa
  • Publication number: 20110100266
    Abstract: The present invention provides the early strengthening agent for hydraulic compositions containing a compound (a) obtained by reacting (A) one or more compounds selected from polyhydric alcohols having 3 to 20 hydroxy groups and alkylene oxide adducts thereof with (B) a sulfating agent, and the additive composition for hydraulic compositions containing the compound (a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshimasa Hamai, Masaaki Shimoda, Makoto Okubo, Takao Taniguchi, Takeshi Tomifuji, Masato Nomura
  • Publication number: 20110021667
    Abstract: This invention relates to an early strengthening agent for a hydraulic composition, which contains a compound (A) selected from a specific glycol ether-based compound and a specific glycerin derivate-based compound, as well as an additive composition for a hydraulic composition, which contains the early strengthening agent and a specific phosphate polymer (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Toshimasa Hamai, Masaaki Shimoda, Makoto Ohkubo, Takao Taniguchi, Hiroshi Danjo, Nobuyoshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20110021668
    Abstract: This invention relates to an additive composition for a hydraulic composition, which contain a specific copolymer (A) and a compound (B) selected from a specific glycol ether-based compound and a specific glycerin derivate-based compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Toshimasa Hamai, Takao Taniguchi, Masaaki Shimoda, Makoto Ohkubo, Hiroshi Danjo, Nobuyoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7866027
    Abstract: A motor driving device manufacturing method for manufacturing a motor driving device including a motor case, a rotor, and a stator disposed concentrically with the rotor on the outer periphery of the rotor, includes a measuring step for measuring a position of the stator relative to an axial center of the rotor from an inner side of the stator using a measuring device inserted in the stator; an adjusting step for adjusting the position of the stator from the inner side of the stator based on a measurement result of the measuring step using an adjustment device inserted in the stator, wherein the measuring step and the adjusting step are executed in a rotor not-inserted state, in which the stator is housed in the motor case and the rotor is not inserted in the stator; a stator fixing step for fixing the stator in the motor case; and a rotor shaft-support step for inserting the rotor in the stator and shaft-supporting the rotor on the motor case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Hashimoto, Yoshihisa Yamada, Takeshi Tomita, Takao Taniguchi, Shigeharu Ikeda, Hideki Hisada, Naomi Inoue, Takamasa Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20090301608
    Abstract: A steel component formed by carburizing and then induction-hardening of a steel consisting essentially of, by mass, C: minimum 0.08% and less than 0.3%; Si: maximum 2.0%; Mn: from 0.2% to 3.0%; P: maximum 0.03%; S: from 0.005% to 0.05%; Ni: maximum 1.5%; Cr: maximum 3.0%; Mo: maximum 1.0%; O: maximum 0.0025%; and N: from 0.005% to 0.03%; and further including either or both of, by mass, Al: from 0.005% to 0.05%, and Ti: from 0.005% to 0.05%; and still further including either or both of, by mass, V: maximum 0.3%, and Nb: maximum 0.3%; and a balance including Fe and unavoidable impurities. The hardness of the surface layer is at least 55 HRC and the hardness of the core portion is from 20 to 50 HRC. The core portion does not include a martensite structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Hisao Shirai, Kouji Ohbayashi, Kazuaki Okada, Hideo Kanisawa, Shuji Kozawa
  • Publication number: 20090264237
    Abstract: A first element of a duplex planetary gear set is selectively coupled to an input shaft via a third clutch, or is selectively fixed via a first brake. A second element is selectively coupled, via a second clutch, to an intermediate shaft that is directly coupled to a speed-increasing element of a simplex planetary gear set which increases the rotational speed of the input shaft, or is selectively fixed via a second brake. A third element is directly coupled to an output shaft. A fourth element is selectively coupled to the input shaft via a first clutch. Therefore, by increasing the speed of the rotation of the input shaft by the simplex planetary gear set and transferring it to the duplex planetary gear set, it is possible to reduce the torques on individual components of an automatic transmission and therefore to reduce the sizes of the individual components and the capacities of the individual friction engagement elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Kazumasa Tsukamoto, Masahiro Hayabuchi, Akitoshi Katou, Satoru Kasuya, Naoji Katou, Hiroshi Katou, Masashi Kitou, Hiroaki Sanji, Naoki Takabayashi
  • Patent number: 7586304
    Abstract: A stator position measuring method and device relating to a motor driving device including a motor case, a rotor, and a stator disposed on an outer periphery of the rotor concentrically with the rotor, includes measuring a position of the stator relative to an axial center of the rotor, wherein the position of the stator is determined in a rotor not-inserted state, in which the stator is housed inside the motor case and the rotor is not inserted in the stator, by measuring a position of a radial surface of a stator core, which includes a magnetic body or a conductor forming the stator, relative to the axial center of the rotor using a non-contact displacement sensor that is selectively sensitive to the magnetic body or the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Hashimoto, Yoshihisa Yamada, Takeshi Tomita, Takao Taniguchi, Shigeharu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 7508151
    Abstract: A stator position adjustment method and device relating to a motor driving device including a motor case, a rotor and a stator disposed on an outer periphery of the rotor concentrically with the rotor, includes adjusting a position of the stator relative to an axial center of the rotor, wherein: the position of the stator relative to the axial center of the rotor is adjusted in a non-inserted state, in which the stator is housed inside the motor case and the rotor is not inserted in the stator, using an adjustment tool, and the adjustment tool is positioned using a rotor shaft-support portion, that shaft-supports the rotor on the motor case as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Aisin A W Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Hashimoto, Yoshihisa Yamada, Takeshi Tomita, Takao Taniguchi, Shigeharu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20090025198
    Abstract: In a cell manufacturing method in which a main operator, who carries out main operations that includes a plurality of steps in which parts are attached to a workpiece, is moved with the workpiece so as to transit a plurality of stations at which auxiliary steps related to the main operation are carried out. A main car on which a workpiece is mounted and on which a main operator rides and a subsidiary car on which a subsidiary operator rides, the subsidiary operator preparing at least a portion of the parts and/or jigs that are necessary for the main operation, are used. The main car automatically travels on a predetermined travel path that transits a plurality of stations, and the subsidiary car travels together with the main car so as to enable transferring parts and/or jigs between the main car and the subsidiary car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Shigeharu Ikeda, Kuniyuki Hashimoto, Junji Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20080189927
    Abstract: A cell manufacturing method in which a main operator, who carries out main operations that include a plurality of steps in which parts are attached to a workpiece, is moved along with the workpiece so as to transit a plurality of stations at which auxiliary steps related to the main operations are carried out. A main car is provided on which the workpiece is mounted and on which the main operator rides. A main operation platform apparatus is also provided that has a main operation platform for carrying out the main operations so as to be movable are used, and then when carrying out at least a portion of the main operations in the main car, the main car and the main operation platform are moved in synchrony. Furthermore, a subsidiary car is provided to travel together with the main car so as to be able to transfer parts and/or jigs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.,
    Inventors: Takao Taniguchi, Shigeharu Ikeda, Kuniyuki Hashimoto, Junji Sugawara