Patents by Inventor Takashi Tanabe

Takashi Tanabe 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: 10371230
    Abstract: A damping apparatus includes a damping unit 30 composed of a plurality of damping plates 36 having plasticity, a holding member 31 holding at least one ends of the damping plates 36 in a manner to allow deflection of the damping plates 36 with the damping plates 36 laminated together, and a contact member 33 provided at a position spaced from a holding position of the holding member 31, and attached to an outermost one of the damping plates 36, or extending through and held by the damping plates 36 in such a manner that it can be brought into contact with the outermost one of the damping plates 36 and can be moved in an extending direction thereof. The damping unit 30 is supported by a support mechanism 2 in such a manner that the contact member 33 can be brought into contact with an object W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KAWATATEC CORP.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kawata, Takeshi Harada, Takuya Matsumoto, Yutaka Kurita, Hirotaka Tanabe, Yasunori Oura, Takashi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10371931
    Abstract: A digital microscope apparatus includes a first imaging unit including a first imaging device and a first optical system including an objective lens configured to enlarge first and second images of a preparation that holds a sample, the first image being formed on the first device through the first system, a second imaging unit including a second optical system that is branched from the first system and has a depth of field larger than the first system and a second imaging device on which the second image is formed through the second system, and a controller configured to calculate a provisional in-focus position of the lens based on the second image, determine an area of the first device, from which the first image is read, and search for, based on the read image, an in-focus position of the lens in a predetermined range based on the provisional in-focus position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yamamoto, Takuya Oshima, Ryu Narusawa, Takamichi Yamakoshi, Norihiro Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10374225
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a negative electrode active material represented by the Formula (1)=? (Si material)+? (carbon material), wherein the Si material is one or more kinds selected from the group consisting of SiOx that is a mixture of amorphous SiO2 particles and Si particles and a Si-containing alloy; ? and ? represent % by mass of each component in the layer; and 80??+??98, 0.1???40, and 58???97.9 are satisfied, and a difference between the maximum value and the minimum value of an area proportion (%) of a binder in an area of the field of view of each image of cross-sections of the layer in a case where a plurality of arbitrary places is selected in a plane of the negative electrode active material layer is within 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Yamamoto, Wataru Ogihara, Gentaro Kano, Hideaki Tanaka, Youichirou Kondou, Masaaki Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Tanabe, Takashi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20190224257
    Abstract: Drug compositions of angiogenesis therapy contain gene coding for human prostacyclin synthase (hPGIS) synthesizing prostaglandin I2 with activities of vasodialation and/or anti-platelet aggregation; drug compositions contain adeno-associated virus (AAV) inserted with gene for angiogenesis factors. The administration of the drug compositions into the aimed treatment region results in transfer of AAV type 1-hPGIS to skeletal muscles and induces a notable expression of human PGIS gene in skeletal muscles. The PGI2 is produced by mediation of the gene expression in the muscle cells, secreted, induces vessel-protective, neovascularization and anti-platelet aggregation actions, which lead to an improvement in vascular ischemia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Tadashi Tanabe, Keiichi Hukuda, Takashi Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20190197999
    Abstract: An operation state detecting apparatus includes the following. An electronic device includes an operation surface and can detect whether there is contact in a plurality of positions. A sheet material can be attached to and detached from the operation surface. The sheet material includes a projecting portion which deforms to change a contact state on the operation surface according to strength of external force. A processor of the electronic device detects whether there is contact in a plurality of positions in an individual detecting region on the operation surface on which a contact state changes by the projecting portion deforming in a state with the sheet material attached to the operation surface. The processor performs a specific process according to strength or speed of an operation applied to the projecting portion judged based on a detected result of whether contact is detected in the plurality of positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiko KODAMA, Takashi SODA, Hiroyuki TANABE
  • Publication number: 20190187737
    Abstract: There is a need to ensure operations at a predetermined operating frequency when a temperature changes in an operating state. A semiconductor device includes: a bias-applied portion applied with a substrate bias; a temperature sensor to detect a temperature; and a substrate bias generator to apply the bias-applied portion with a substrate bias corresponding to the temperature detected by the temperature sensor. The bias-applied portion, while applied with a substrate bias by the substrate bias generator, shifts between an operating state and a stopped state. The substrate bias generator applies the bias-applied portion with a substrate bias configured so as not to cause an upper limit of an operating frequency for the bias-applied portion to be smaller than a predetermined value under condition of the temperature detected by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Masaharu MATSUDAIRA, Takashi HASE, Akira TANABE, Kazuya UEJIMA
  • Patent number: 10301286
    Abstract: To provide a compound which can be used as an MC4 receptor agonist. The present inventors have investigated MC4 receptor agonists, and have found that a piperazine derivative has an action related to the agonists, thereby completing the present invention. That is, the piperazine derivative of the present invention has an MC4 receptor agonistic action, and can be used as an agent for preventing or treating bladder and/or urinary tract diseases, in particular, underactive bladder, hypotonic bladder, acontractile bladder, detrusor underactivity, neurogenic bladder, urethral relaxation failure, detrusor-external urethral sphincter dyssynergia, and voiding dysfunctions in benign prostatic hyperplasia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Sugane, Takuya Makino, Daisuke Yamashita, Yasuhiro Yonetoku, Daisuke Tanabe, Hisashi Mihara, Norio Asai, Kazuhiko Osoda, Takafumi Shimizu, Hiroyuki Moritomo, Keizo Sugasawa, Kyoichi Maeno, Naomi Hosogai
  • Publication number: 20190157664
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a negative electrode active material represented by: ?(Si material)+?(carbon material), the Si material is one or more kinds selected from the group consisting of SiOx that is a mixture of amorphous SiO2 particles and Si particles and a Si-containing alloy; ? and ? represent % by mass; and 80??+??98, 0.1???40, and 58???97.9 are satisfied), and when area proportions (%) of the Si material and the carbon material in an area of a field of view of each image of cross-sections of the layer in a case where a plurality of arbitrary places is selected in a plane of the layer are designated as S (%) and (100?S) (%), respectively, a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value of S is within 5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kensuke Yamamoto, Wataru Ogihara, Gentaro Kano, Hideaki Tanaka, Youichirou Kondou, Masaaki Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Tanabe, Takashi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20190140261
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a negative electrode active material represented by the Formula (1)=? (Si material)+? (carbon material), wherein the Si material is one or more kinds selected from the group consisting of SiOx that is a mixture of amorphous SiO2 particles and Si particles and a Si-containing alloy; ? and ? represent % by mass of each component in the layer; and 80??+??98, 0.1???40, and 58???97.9 are satisfied, and a difference between the maximum value and the minimum value of an area proportion (%) of a binder in an area of the field of view of each image of cross-sections of the layer in a case where a plurality of arbitrary places is selected in a plane of the negative electrode active material layer is within 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Yamamoto, Wataru Ogihara, Gentaro Kano, Hideaki Tanaka, Youichirou Kondou, Masaaki Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Tanabe, Takashi Nakano
  • Patent number: 10273841
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine has a lower link rotatably mounted to a crankpin of a crankshaft, an upper link having a first upper link end rotatably connected to a piston pin of a piston and a second upper link end rotatably connected to a first lower link end side of the lower link through a first connecting pin, and a control link having a first control link end supported on a cylinder block and a second control link end rotatably connected to a second lower link end side of the lower link through a second connecting pin. When viewed in an axial direction of the crankshaft, the second connecting pin is arranged to swing along a lateral direction substantially perpendicular to a center axis of a cylinder of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Kuroda, Takashi Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10094276
    Abstract: A lower link (13) is formed such that outer circumferential sides of both end portions of a crankpin through-hole (21) are stiffer than a center portion of the crankpin through-hole (21), i.e. a bifurcation portion of a bifurcated shape thereof. The both end portions of the crankpin through-hole (21) are formed such that inner circumferential surfaces (22a) of the both end portions are curved at a predetermined curvature in an axial direction of a crankshaft with no load input on the lower link (13). Moreover, the center portion of the crankpin through-hole (21) is formed such that an inner circumferential surface (22b) thereof is located inward of the inner circumferential surfaces (22a) of the both end portions and is straight in the axial direction of the crankshaft with no load input on the lower link (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Okuma, Takashi Tanabe, Katsuya Moteki
  • Patent number: 10087833
    Abstract: A multi-link piston crank mechanism includes a crank pin bearing portion including a crank pin bearing central portion that is disposed at a center thereof in an axial direction of a crank shaft. The crank pin bearing central portion at a portion positioned on the first end side of the lower link is thicker in a radial direction of the crank pin than a portion positioned on the second end side of the lower link. The second control link end portion is thicker along a radial direction of the second through hole than the second upper link end portion along a radial direction of the first through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Tanabe, Katsuya Moteki
  • Publication number: 20180230871
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine has a lower link rotatably mounted to a crankpin of a crankshaft, an upper link having a first upper link end rotatably connected to a piston pin of a piston and a second upper link end rotatably connected to a first lower link end side of the lower link through a first connecting pin, and a control link having a first control link end supported on a cylinder block and a second control link end rotatably connected to a second lower link end side of the lower link through a second connecting pin. When viewed in an axial direction of the crankshaft, the second connecting pin is arranged to swing along a lateral direction substantially perpendicular to a center axis of a cylinder of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Kuroda, Takashi Tanabe
  • Patent number: 9945274
    Abstract: When the compression ratio of a variable compression ratio internal combustion engine (10) is set at a low compression ratio, a lubricating oil ejected from a lower link oil passage (25) is reflected by an upper link (11) at the piston top dead center, and supplied to a cylinder inside wall surface on the side on which a control link (15) is located in a view as viewed in the axial direction of the crank shaft. When the compression ratio of the variable compression ratio internal combustion engine (10) is set at a high compression ratio, the lubricating oil ejected from lower link oil passage (25) is reflected by upper link (11) at the piston top dead center, and supplied to the back side of the piston crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Okuma, Takashi Tanabe, Katsuya Moteki
  • Publication number: 20180023467
    Abstract: A multi-link piston crank mechanism includes a crank pin bearing portion including a crank pin bearing central portion that is disposed at a center thereof in an axial direction of a crank shaft. The crank pin bearing central portion at a portion positioned on the first end side of the lower link is thicker in a radial direction of the crank pin than a portion positioned on the second end side of the lower link. The second control link end portion is thicker along a radial direction of the second through hole than the second upper link end portion along a radial direction of the first through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Tanabe, Katsuya Moteki
  • Patent number: 9864293
    Abstract: An electrostatic charge image developing carrier includes magnetic particles and a resin coating layer which covers the magnetic particles, wherein a sulfate ion concentration of the resin coating layer is 0.05% by weight or less with respect to a total weight of the resin coating layer, and when a total value of a molar amount of sulfate ions contained and a molar amount of sulfo groups contained per 1 g of the resin coating layer is A mol and a molar amount of sodium ions contained per 1 g of the resin coating layer is B mol, a relationship of 0.1<B/A<1.2 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hasegawa, Takashi Tanabe, Masaaki Usami, Yasunobu Kashima, Takeshi Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 9856907
    Abstract: An opening on one end side of a pin-boss oil passage opens to the inner circumferential surface of a pin boss part of an upper link, while an opening on the other end side thereof opens to the outer circumferential surface of the pin boss part of the upper link. A lower-link oil passage has a one-end-side opening structured to open to a pin-boss-facing surface of the lower link facing the outer circumferential surface of the pin boss part of the upper link and its other-end-side opening structured to open to a crankpin bearing surface. The lower-link oil passage is configured to point, at a prescribed crankangle, to a specified end edge of end edges of the other-end-side opening of the pin-boss oil passage, the specified end edge facing one end side of the upper link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Tanabe, Makoto Kobayashi, Katsuya Moteki
  • Publication number: 20170255120
    Abstract: An electrostatic charge image developing carrier includes magnetic particles and a resin coating layer which covers the magnetic particles, wherein a sulfate ion concentration of the resin coating layer is 0.05% by weight or less with respect to a total weight of the resin coating layer, and when a total value of a molar amount of sulfate ions contained and a molar amount of sulfo groups contained per 1 g of the resin coating layer is A mol and a molar amount of sodium ions contained per 1 g of the resin coating layer is B mol, a relationship of 0.1<B/A<1.2 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki HASEGAWA, Takashi TANABE, Masaaki USAMI, Yasunobu KASHIMA, Takeshi IWANAGA
  • Publication number: 20160208687
    Abstract: A lower link (13) is formed such that outer circumferential sides of both end portions of a crankpin through-hole (21) are stiffer than a center portion of the crankpin through-hole (21), i.e. a bifurcation portion of a bifurcated shape thereof. The both end portions of the crankpin through-hole (21) are formed such that inner circumferential surfaces (22a) of the both end portions are curved at a predetermined curvature in an axial direction of a crankshaft with no load input on the lower link (13). Moreover, the center portion of the crankpin through-hole (21) is formed such that an inner circumferential surface (22b) thereof is located inward of the inner circumferential surfaces (22a) of the both end portions and is straight in the axial direction of the crankshaft with no load input on the lower link (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru OKUMA, Takashi TANABE, Katsuya MOTEKI
  • Publication number: 20160208662
    Abstract: When the compression ratio of a variable compression ratio internal combustion engine (10) is set at a low compression ratio, a lubricating oil ejected from a lower link oil passage (25) is reflected by an upper link (11) at the piston top dead center, and supplied to a cylinder inside wall surface on the side on which a control link (15) is located in a view as viewed in the axial direction of the crank shaft. When the compression ratio of the variable compression ratio internal combustion engine (10) is set at a high compression ratio, the lubricating oil ejected from lower link oil passage (25) is reflected by upper link (11) at the piston top dead center, and supplied to the back side of the piston crown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru OKUMA, Takashi TANABE, Katsuya MOTEKI