Patents by Inventor Takashi Imai

Takashi Imai 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: 20210102614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pulley structure (1) equipped with an outer rotating body (2), an inner rotating body (3), and a coil spring (4) provided between the outer rotating body (2) and the inner rotating body (3). The coil spring (4) is configured so as to undergo torsional deformation in a diameter-expanding or a diameter-contracting direction, thereby engaging the outer rotating body (2) and the inner rotating body (3) and transmitting torque, and to undergo torsional deformation in the direction opposite the direction in which torque is transmitted, thereby entering a disengaged state in which the coil spring slides with the outer rotating body (2) or the inner rotating body (3), thus interrupting the transmission of torque. The number of windings of the coil spring (4) is in a range between [M-0.125] and M (both inclusive), where M is a natural number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayato Shimamura, Katsuya Imai, Ryosuke Dan, Takashi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10957268
    Abstract: An active-matrix substrate according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a plurality of first TFTs that are arranged within a display area, an inorganic insulating layer that covers the plurality of first TFTs, an organic insulating layer that is provided on the inorganic insulating layer, a plurality of second TFTs that are arranged within a non-display area, and a source and gate metal connection portion that is positioned within the non-display area, a first conductive layer that is formed from an identical conductive film with a gate wiring line and a second conductive layer that is formed from an identical conductive film with a source wiring line being connected to each other at the source and gate metal connection portion. Each of the plurality of first TFTs is an oxide semiconductor TFT. At least one second TFT among the plurality of second TFTs is covered with the organic insulating layer. The source and gate metal connection portion is not covered with the organic insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuo Kikuchi, Hajime Imai, Takashi Terauchi, Shinya Ohira, Isao Ogasawara, Satoshi Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10955809
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a control program extracts variable names of the control program and generates an address map file and a header file. An information program is generated using the generated header file. The information program accesses a shared storage area using the address map file through a shared access unit and accesses data using shared variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Amano, Mitsuhiro Imai
  • Patent number: 10947638
    Abstract: An underlying substrate including a seed crystal layer of a group 13 nitride, wherein projections and recesses repeatedly appear in stripe shapes at a principal surface of the seed crystal layer, and the projections have a level difference of 0.3 to 40 ?m and a width of 5 to 100 ?m, and the recesses have a bottom thickness of 2 ?m or more and a width of 50 to 500 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Takayuki Hirao, Makoto Iwai, Katsuhiro Imai, Takashi Yoshino
  • Patent number: 10947038
    Abstract: A thermal insulating structure includes: at least two retainers that protrude from a to-be-insulated surface exposed to a vacuum space; at least two first multilayer vacuum insulating sheets adjacent to each other with the retainers positioned therebetween, the insulating sheets covering the to-be-insulated surface; at least one second multilayer vacuum insulating sheet that extends between the retainers along a boundary between the first multilayer vacuum insulating sheets in a manner to cover the boundary; at least two third multilayer vacuum insulating sheets that are adjacent to each other with the retainers positioned therebetween, the at least two third multilayer vacuum insulating sheets covering the first multilayer vacuum insulating sheets and the second multilayer vacuum insulating sheet; and a keep plate that is fixed to the retainers and holds the first multilayer vacuum insulating sheets, the second multilayer vacuum insulating sheet, and the third multilayer vacuum insulating sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakado, Kazuto Gokan, Tatsuya Imai, Ryosuke Uraguchi, Osamu Muragishi, Takashi Koumoto
  • Patent number: 10941773
    Abstract: A scroll compressor according to the present disclosure includes a partition wall that divides a sealed vessel into a high-pressure space and a low-pressure space, a non-orbiting scroll provided in the low-pressure space, an orbiting scroll that forms a compression chamber between the orbiting scroll and the non-orbiting scroll, and a rotational shaft. The scroll compressor further includes a main bearing that supports the orbiting scroll, an elastic body that biases one of the non-orbiting scroll and the orbiting scroll so as to separate the non-orbiting scroll and the orbiting scroll from each other, and a plurality of columnar members that are fixed at one ends of the columnar members and are movable at the other ends of the columnar members, and are disposed in a circumferential direction. The non-orbiting scroll or the orbiting scroll that is biased by the elastic body is movable between the partition wall and the main bearing in an axial direction of the rotational shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadayuki Yamada, Yusuke Imai, Atsushi Sakuda, Takashi Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20210061356
    Abstract: A steering angular acceleration becomes steep in a transition curve section, and sudden control is required for steering follow-up control, so that there is a problem that a steering wheel behavior at the time of steering control is suddenly changed. In the straight section 710a, the steering angle does not change and remains at zero. In a transition curve section 711a (steering angle increasing section), the steering angle is corrected to a section 702 where the steering angle exceeds a target steering angle after a section 701 where the steering angle is below the target steering angle. In the arc section 712, the steering angle maintains a constant angle. In a transition curve section 711b (steering angle decreasing section), the steering angle is corrected to a section 704 where a steering angle is below a target steering angle after a section 703 where the steering angle exceeds the target steering angle. In the straight section 710b, the steering angle does not change and remains at zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya KASAI, Masato IMAI, Takashi TSUTSUI
  • Patent number: 10935919
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus forms a plurality of images of different colors on an intermediate transfer belt by a plurality of image forming portions. The image forming apparatus detects a color misregistration amount of the image formed on the intermediate transfer belt and performs image formation using a correction value based on the color misregistration amount. If an elapsed time from previous image formation is less than a predetermined time, the image forming apparatus predicts the correction value using the previous correction value and the temperature at that time and performs color misregistration correction. If the elapsed time from the previous image formation is a predetermined time or longer, the image forming apparatus predicts the correction value using the correction value and the temperature at the time when the elapsed time becomes a predetermined time or longer and performs the color misregistration correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Hamano, Rin Ishikawa, Takashi Tsujimura, Yuichiro Imai, Saimon Gokyu
  • Publication number: 20210056991
    Abstract: The magnetic tape includes: a non-magnetic support; and a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder, in which a change amount of a loss tangent tan ? at a measurement temperature in a range of 50° C. to 100° C. before and after heating at 70° C. for 10 hours is 0.000 or more and 0.012 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi IMAI, Kazutoshi KATAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10929468
    Abstract: An interaction control method performed by a computer includes: executing a selection process that includes selecting any of one or more of interaction blocks generated by decomposing content into interaction units, and outputting the selected interaction block; executing a determination process that includes determining a reaction of a user to the outputted interaction block; and executing a response process that includes selecting a next action of the determined reaction based on a result of the determination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Imai, Kei Taira, Takumi Baba
  • Publication number: 20210034996
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a processor configured to: when a request for recommendation information and situation information are input, identify one or more actions associated with a situation indicated by the situation information based on action history information in which a past action is associated with a situation where the past action is executed, the situation information indicating a situation of a user; for each target action among the one or more identified actions, calculate a first probability and a second probability, the first probability being a probability that each target action is included as a choice for the user, the second probability being a probability that the user selects each target action when the each target action is included as the choice; and output an action with a relatively low first probability and a relatively high second probability, as the recommendation information, among the one or more actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takashi Imai
  • Patent number: 10908651
    Abstract: An electronic device housing includes: a bottom cover; a top cover; a partition structure that is disposed in a space divided by the bottom cover and the top cover and has an opening; and a heat generation member. The partition structure is joined to the bottom cover or the top cover to form a hollow structure, and the heat generation member is disposed on a surface of the partition structure on the hollow structure side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masato Honma, Yoshiki Takebe, Naokichi Imai, Takashi Fujioka
  • Publication number: 20210013366
    Abstract: A group 13 nitride layer is composed of a polycrystalline group 13 nitride and is constituted by a plurality of monocrystalline particles having a particular crystal orientation approximately in a normal direction. The group 13 nitride comprises gallium nitride, aluminum nitride, indium nitride or the mixed crystal thereof. The group 13 nitride layer includes an upper surface and a bottom surface, and a full width at half maximum of a (1000) plane reflection of X-ray rocking curve on the upper surface is 20000 seconds or less and 1500 seconds or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro SAKAI, Takashi YOSHINO, Katsuhiro IMAI, Yoshitaka KURAOKA
  • Publication number: 20200405346
    Abstract: A removal device and a removal system are configured to effectively remove an object in a body lumen while suppressing damage to another device. The removal device includes an elongated shaft part, and a cutting part fixed to a distal portion of the shaft part. The proximal portion of the cutting part includes a ring-shaped cutting blade, and a surface of the cutting part on which the cutting blade is positioned is inclined relative to center axis of the shaft part at an angle greater than 0 degrees and less than 90 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaomi IMAI, Takashi KITAOKA, Kazuaki KANAMOTO, Yuki MASUBUCHI
  • Patent number: 10870770
    Abstract: An aqueous ink that enables recording of an image with suppressed feathering and has high ejection stability can be provided. An aqueous ink for ink jet contains a pigment, a polyhydric alcohol derivative and a water-soluble organic solvent. The polyhydric alcohol derivative is a compound in which a proportion of {Y/(X+Y)}×100 (%) where X mole(s) of ethylene oxide group(s) and Y mole(s) of propylene oxide group(s) are added to polyhydric alcohol having three or more hydroxy groups is 55% or more to 95% or less. The water-soluble organic solvent includes a first water-soluble organic solvent having a relative dielectric constant of 10.0 or more to 40.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Sakai, Tsuyoshi Kanke, Akiko Tominaga, Mamiko Kaji, Takashi Imai
  • Patent number: 10864748
    Abstract: An image recording method including the steps of applying an ink containing a coloring material and anionic resin particles to a recording medium, and applying a liquid composition to the recording medium so as to at least partly overlap with an area where the ink is applied, the liquid composition destabilizing a dispersion state of the coloring material or of the anionic resin particles in the ink. The ink contains a trihydric or higher polyhydric alcohol compound having a group formed by substituting a hydrogen atom of a hydroxyl group by a structure represented by —Rn—H, where R is an alkyleneoxy group including an ethyleneoxy group, and the number of Rs per molecule is 40 or more and 120 or less when the polyhydric alcohol is a trihydric alcohol and is 12 or more and 400 or less when the polyhydric alcohol is a tetrahydric or higher polyhydric alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Imai, Mamiko Kaji
  • Patent number: 10852659
    Abstract: A method of producing a foil formed member, includes: preparing a formed member on which a plastic toner image having plasticity is formed; and pressing foil against the formed member at a temperature of 70° C. or lower to form a foil image on the plastic toner image of the formed member, and a method of producing a wiring substrate, includes: preparing a substrate on which a toner image of a toner, in which a volume fraction of particles having a particle diameter of 16 ?m or more is less than 1%, is formed; and forming a foil image on the toner image of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Matsumura, Sumiaki Yamasaki, Satoshi Hiraoka, Shiori Chonan, Takashi Imai
  • Patent number: 10828887
    Abstract: A method of recording an image on a recording medium by applying an auxiliary liquid containing a water-soluble resin and wax particles to an intermediate image formed on an intermediate transfer member, bringing the intermediate image into contact with the recording medium at a temperature higher than a melting point of the wax particles, subsequently peeling off the intermediate image from the intermediate transfer member at a temperature lower than the melting point of the wax particles and transferring the intermediate image onto the recording medium. The method can improve the efficiency of transferring the intermediate image from the intermediate transfer member onto the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinichi Sakurada, Takashi Imai
  • Publication number: 20200346639
    Abstract: When there are a plurality of routes to one parking space, automatic parking cannot be performed on a route with short parking time. A route candidate generation unit 301 changes a reference vehicle speed and a route shape, and searches for a route from a parking start position to a parking target position. The route passage time calculation unit 302 calculates, for each route candidate, the time required to pass through the route based on the reference vehicle speed and the length of the route. A state switching time calculation unit 303 calculates, for each route candidate, the time required for switching between forward and backward movements of a vehicle, and the time required to change steering to a predetermined steering angle in a state where the vehicle is stopped. A route selection processing unit 305 selects a specific route, for example, a route with short parking time, from a generated routes based on route passage time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki TASHIRO, Masato IMAI, Takashi TSUTSUI
  • Patent number: 10807566
    Abstract: A parking system which communicates with a communication terminal of a parking staff Ps who takes charge of deadheading vehicles between a loading space and an unloading space of vehicles and a vehicle storage space by valet parking includes a loading vehicle recognition unit which recognizes that a target vehicle for the valet parking is parked in the loading space, and an electronic key management unit which transmits an electronic key for enabling an operation of the target vehicle to the communication terminal of the parking staff when the loading vehicle recognition unit recognizes that the target vehicle is parked in the loading space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoko Imai, Takashi Mori, Shigenori Hiruta, Atsuyuki Suzuki, Tomoko Shintani