Patents by Inventor Takuya Horiguchi

Takuya Horiguchi 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: 20200238768
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire 1 comprises a carcass 6 extending between bead cores of bead portions via a tread portion 2 and sidewall portions, and a belt layer 7 arranged on an outer side in a tire radial direction of the carcass 6 and inside of the tread portion 2. The pneumatic tire 1 further comprises a damping rubber body 30 arranged between the carcass 6 and the belt layer 7, and a noise damper 20 arranged on an inner cavity surface of the tread portion 2. A width W1 in a tire axial direction of the damping rubber body 30 is in a range of from 60% to 130% of a width W2 in the tire axial direction of the belt layer 7, and a water absorption rate of the noise damper 20 is in a range of from 10% to 25%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masako NAKATANI, Takahiro KAWACHI, Ayuko YAMADA, Takuya HORIGUCHI, Masataka HIRO, Takayuki NAGASE, Hiroshi ITO, Fumiya KATO, Subaru TOYA
  • Patent number: 10708862
    Abstract: A control apparatus to control a plurality of process executing apparatuses, the control apparatus including: a communication unit; and a processor. The processor transmits a request to execute predetermined processing common to the process executing apparatuses, a request to change to an energy saving mode, and a request to change to a normal mode, to each of the process executing apparatuses via the communication unit, and performs control of transmission of the request to execute the predetermined processing, the request to change to the energy saving mode, and the request to change to the normal mode, such that one of the process executing apparatuses executes the predetermined processing while a rest of the process executing apparatuses is in the energy saving mode, and such that all the process executing apparatuses execute the predetermined processing in sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kiuchi, Muneyuki Ishihara, Tsuyoshi Horiguchi, Hiroshi Suzuki, Ken Fujita, Takehito Morimatsu, Tomohiko Murakami, Naoya Okamoto, Takuya Koiso
  • Publication number: 20200164700
    Abstract: To be capable of preventing deterioration of uniformity after puncture repair while suppressing running noise. [Solution] A pneumatic tire 1 comprises a noise damper 20 fixed to a tire inner cavity surface of a tread portion 2 and formed of a porous material. The noise damper 20 includes a first part 23 arranged on an outer side in a tire radial direction and fixed to the tire inner cavity surface 16, and a second part 24 arranged on an inner side in the tire radial direction of the first part 23 and exposed in a tire inner cavity 17. A water absorption rate of the first part 23 calculated by a following formula (1) is in a range of from 5% to 25%. Air permeability of the second part 24 measured in accordance with Japanese Industrial standard JIS-L1096 is in a range of from 1 to 7 cm3/cm2/s. The formula (1) is: water absorption rate (%)=weight change before and after immersion (g)/volume at 50% compression (cm3)×100 (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masako NAKATANI, Takahiro KAWACHI, Nanaho KAMI, Ayuko YAMADA, Takuya HORIGUCHI, Tatsuhiro TANAKA, Keiji TAKAGI, Subaru TOYA
  • Patent number: 10647168
    Abstract: To be capable of preventing deterioration of uniformity after puncture repair while suppressing running noise. [Solution] A pneumatic tire 1 comprises a noise damper 20 fixed to a tire inner cavity surface of a tread portion 2 and formed of a porous material. The noise damper 20 includes a first part 23 arranged on an outer side in a tire radial direction and fixed to the tire inner cavity surface 16, and a second part 24 arranged on an inner side in the tire radial direction of the first part 23 and exposed in a tire inner cavity 17. A water absorption rate of the first part 23 calculated by a following formula (1) is in a range of from 5% to 25%. Air permeability of the second part 24 measured in accordance with Japanese Industrial Standard JIS-L1096 is in a range of from 1 to 7 cm3/cm2/s. The formula (1) is: water absorption rate (%)=weight change before and after immersion (g)/volume at 50% compression (cm3)×100 ??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masako Nakatani, Takahiro Kawachi, Nanaho Kami, Ayuko Yamada, Takuya Horiguchi, Tatsuhiro Tanaka, Keiji Takagi, Subaru Toya
  • Patent number: 10553063
    Abstract: A coin validation device that is implemented in a coin handling machine which stores therein a deposited coin on a denomination-by-denomination basis and which pays out stored coin in response to a disbursement instruction, the coin validation device, includes: a carrier that carries the deposited coin in a horizontally-fallen state in one direction; and a discriminator that identifies authenticity and denominations of the coin carried in the one direction by the carrier. Further, the carrier carries a coin, which is discriminated as a counterfeit coin by the discriminator, in another direction opposite to the one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshito Shibata, Kazuhiro Tomita, Takeshi Oiwa, Takuya Yamane, Masashi Nagata, Yoshiyuki Fukushima, Takao Okuhara, Yoshihiro Taniguchi, Masao Nakayama, Shojiro Onzuka, Takuya Fukuura, Shunsuke Kowase, Tsuyoshi Horiguchi
  • Publication number: 20200010667
    Abstract: A polyester resin composition contains a polyester resin A containing 70 to 100 mass % of a polybutylene terephthalate resin and 0 to 30 mass % of a polyethylene terephthalate resin. The polyester resin composition further contains a metal organic acid salt B, which is either or both of an alkali metal organic acid salt and an alkaline earth metal organic acid salt, and a predetermined amount of a styrenic resin C. The polyester resin composition contains a predetermined amount of either or both of an alkali metal atom and an alkaline earth metal atom relative to 100 parts by mass of the polyester resin A. In the polyester resin composition, the amount of linear oligomers of polybutylene terephthalate or the amount of the linear oligomers of polybutylene terephthalate and linear oligomers of polyethylene terephthalate is less than or equal to 1000 mg/kg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMOHARAI, Satoru HORIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200009915
    Abstract: Provide is a pneumatic tire that is excellent in air retention properties and adhesion at the interface between the innerliner and the insulation, particularly in the joint portion. Included is a pneumatic tire including: a carcass; an insulation adjacent to the radially inner side of the carcass; and an innerliner adjacent to the radially inner side of the insulation, the innerliner including an innerliner rubber composition, the innerliner rubber composition containing a polymer component including, based on 100% by mass thereof, 80 to 100% by mass of a butyl-based rubber and containing, per 100 parts by mass of the polymer component, 40 to 70 parts by mass of carbon black, 0.5 to 5.0 parts by mass of zinc oxide, and 0.2 to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya HORIGUCHI, Hiroki NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20190390321
    Abstract: Provided is a film-formation method for a surface layer having high mechanical strength and a low refractive index. A step of film formation from a vapor deposition material by a vacuum vapor deposition method and a step of film formation by sputtering of a target constituent substance are repeated for the surfaces of substrates (S), thereby forming films with a lower refractive index than that of a film-forming material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi MUROTANI, Yukio HORIGUCHI, Takuya SUGAWARA
  • Publication number: 20190299722
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire 1 comprises a carcass 6 extending between bead cores of bead portions via a tread portion 2 and sidewall portions, and a belt layer 7 arranged on an outer side in a tire radial direction of the carcass 6 and inside of the tread portion 2. The pneumatic tire 1 further comprises a damping rubber body 30 arranged between the carcass 6 and the belt layer 7, and a noise damper 20 arranged on an inner cavity surface of the tread portion 2. A width W1 in a tire axial direction of the damping rubber body 30 is in a range of from 60% to 130% of a width W2 in the tire axial direction of the belt layer 7, and a water absorption rate of the noise damper 20 is in a range of from 10% to 25%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masako NAKATANI, Takahiro KAWACHI, Ayuko YAMADA, Takuya HORIGUCHI, Masataka HIRO, Takayuki NAGASE, Hiroshi ITO, Fumiya KATO, Subaru TOYA
  • Patent number: 10397462
    Abstract: An imaging control apparatus includes: a processor; and a radio communication unit capable of selecting a first transmission mode and a second transmission mode, the first transmission mode involving wireless data transmission to each of a plurality of imaging apparatuses with reception of a receipt acknowledgement from the imaging apparatuses, the second transmission mode involving simultaneous wireless data transmission to the imaging apparatuses without reception of the receipt acknowledgement from the imaging apparatuses. The processor performs a communication controlling step involving, in the case of instructing at least one simultaneous shooting process to the imaging apparatuses, separately transmitting each piece of shooting preparation instruction data instructing shooting preparation to each of the imaging apparatuses in the first transmission mode, and then simultaneously transmitting shooting instruction data to the imaging apparatuses in the second transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Murakami, Tsuyoshi Horiguchi, Hiroshi Suzuki, Muneyuki Ishihara, Takehito Morimatsu, Ken Fujita, Toshihiro Kiuchi, Naoya Okamoto, Takuya Koiso
  • Patent number: 10385205
    Abstract: The present invention is a polyester resin composition that includes a polyester resin A containing 50 to 100% by mass of a polybutylene terephthalate resin and 0 to 50% by mass of a polyethylene terephthalate resin, a metal organic acid salt B being either one or both of an alkali metal organic acid salt and an alkaline earth metal organic acid salt, a polyfunctional glycidyl group-containing styrene-based polymer C in a predetermined amount, and an inorganic filler D having an average particle diameter of 0.05 to 3 ?m. The polyester resin composition contains a predetermined amount of alkali metal atoms/alkaline earth metal atoms, and further the content of linear oligomers of polybutylene terephthalate, or the content of linear oligomers of polybutylene terephthalate and polyethylene terephthalate is less than or equal to 1000 mg/kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimoharai, Yasuto Fujii, Takahiro Shimizu, Junichi Yasui, Satoru Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 10369843
    Abstract: According to a production method of a rubber composition for tire of the present invention comprising a rubber component (A) comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of a natural rubber and a synthetic diene rubber, a filler, a coupling agent (D) of (CpH2p+1O)3—Si—(CH2)q—S—CO—CkH2k+1, and a vulcanizing agent (E) comprising a vulcanizer and a vulcanization accelerator, the method comprising: a step X1 of kneading all amount of A, a part of the filler and a part of D, a step X2 of kneading the kneaded product of step X1, the remaining amount of the filler and D, and a step F of kneading the kneaded product of step X2 and E, it is possible to produce a rubber composition for tire in which fuel efficiency and abrasion resistance are improved in a good balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ayuko Yamana, Yuka Yokoyama, Masako Nakatani, Takashi Miki, Takuya Horiguchi, Yoichi Mizuno, Takahiro Kawachi, Noboru Okabe, Natsuki Sugimoto, Kenichi Uesaka, Tetsuya Maekawa, Yumi Suzuki, Fumiya Kato
  • Patent number: 9884516
    Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic tire capable of improving fuel efficiency, handling stability, and durability in a balanced manner. The present invention relates to a pneumatic tire, comprising a tread that includes a cap layer and a base layer, the cap layer and the base layer satisfying relationships represented by the following formulas (1) to (3): 50/50?Vc/Vb?90/10??(1) wherein Vc is the volume of the cap layer and Vb is the volume of the base layer, 0.65?E*c/E*b<1.00??(2), and 1.30?(tan ?c/E*c)/(tan ?b/E*b)<2.40??(3) wherein E*c and tan ?c are the complex modulus and the loss tangent, respectively, of the cap layer at 30° C., and E*b and tan ?b are the complex modulus and the loss tangent, respectively, of the base layer at 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Kondo, Takuya Horiguchi, Emiko Mogi
  • Patent number: 9802443
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire comprises a tread portion provided with a pair of crown main grooves and a pair shoulder main grooves to divide middle portions and shoulder portions, the tread portion having a contact surface covered with a cap rubber layer with a loss tangent of from 0.03 to 0.18, the middle portions provided with only middle lug grooves with groove widths within 2 mm, each middle lug groove extending from one end connected either the crown or shoulder main groove to the other end terminating within the middle portion, the middle lug grooves having an angle of from 40 to 55 degrees with respect to a tire circumferential direction, and each shoulder portion provided with first shoulder lateral grooves having axially inner ends connected to the shoulder main groove, wherein first shoulder lateral grooves consist of grooves having groove widths within 2 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takuya Horiguchi
  • Publication number: 20170225512
    Abstract: According to a production method of a rubber composition for tire of the present invention comprising a rubber component (A) comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of a natural rubber and a synthetic diene rubber, a filler, a coupling agent (D) of (CpH2p+1O)3—Si—(CH2)q—S—CO—CkH2k+1, and a vulcanizing agent (E) comprising a vulcanizer and a vulcanization accelerator, the method comprising: a step X1 of kneading all amount of A, a part of the filler and a part of D, a step X2 of kneading the kneaded product of step X1, the remaining amount of the filler and D, and a step F of kneading the kneaded product of step X2 and E, it is possible to produce a rubber composition for tire in which fuel efficiency and abrasion resistance are improved in a good balance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ayuko YAMANA, Yuka YOKOYAMA, Masako NAKATANI, Takashi MIKI, Takuya HORIGUCHI, Yoichi MIZUNO, Takahiro KAWACHI, Noboru OKABE, Natsuki SUGIMOTO, Kenichi UESAKA, Tetsuya MAEKAWA, Yumi SUZUKI, Fumiya KATO
  • Patent number: 9085201
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire is provided with a tread pattern of left-right asymmetry having an outboard tread edge and an inboard tread edge, and a cap tread rubber having a hardness of from 60 to 75 degrees. An outboard crown land zone defined between middle and outboard main grooves is provided with a circumferentially extending crown sub groove and a crown narrow groove and outboard crown lateral grooves so as to form one row of central crown blocks having an axial width W1, one row of outboard crown blocks having an axial width W2, and one circumferentially extending crown narrow rib having an axial width W3, wherein the axial widths satisfy W1>=W2>=W3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuya Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 8869855
    Abstract: In order to improve ride quality and steering stability, the present invention provides a pneumatic tire having a sidewall made of a rubber composition for a sidewall comprising at least a natural rubber and a diene rubber comprising a syndiotactic 1,2-polybutadiene, wherein rubber sheets obtained by extruding at a thickness of at most 1.5 mm the rubber composition for a sidewall with a complex modulus E*a in a tire circumferential direction measured at a temperature of 70° C. and a dynamic distortion of 2% of 3 to 15 MPa are laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuya Horiguchi
  • Publication number: 20140283966
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire comprises a tread portion provided with a pair of crown main grooves and a pair shoulder main grooves to divide middle portions and shoulder portions, the tread portion having a contact surface covered with a cap rubber layer with a loss tangent of from 0.03 to 0.18, the middle portions provided with only middle lug grooves with groove widths within 2 mm, each middle lug groove extending from one end connected either the crown or shoulder main groove to the other end terminating within the middle portion, the middle lug grooves having an angle of from 40 to 55 degrees with respect to a tire circumferential direction, and each shoulder portion provided with first shoulder lateral grooves having axially inner ends connected to the shoulder main groove, wherein first shoulder lateral grooves consist of grooves having groove widths within 2 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takuya HORIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140027029
    Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic tire capable of improving fuel efficiency, handling stability, and durability in a balanced manner. The present invention relates to a pneumatic tire, comprising a tread that includes a cap layer and a base layer, the cap layer and the base layer satisfying relationships represented by the following formulas (1) to (3): 50/50?Vc/Vb?90/10??(1) wherein Vc is the volume of the cap layer and Vb is the volume of the base layer, 0.65?E*c/E*b<1.00??(2), and 1.30?(tan ?c/E*c)/(tan ?b/E*b)<2.40??(3) wherein E*c and tan ?c are the complex modulus and the loss tangent, respectively, of the cap layer at 30° C., and E*b and tan ?b are the complex modulus and the loss tangent, respectively, of the base layer at 30° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Kondo, Takuya Horiguchi, Emiko Mogi
  • Publication number: 20120085471
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire is provided with a tread pattern of left-right asymmetry having an outboard tread edge and an inboard tread edge, and a cap tread rubber having a hardness of from 60 to 75 degrees. An outboard crown land zone defined between middle and outboard main grooves is provided with a circumferentially extending crown sub groove and a crown narrow groove and outboard crown lateral grooves so as to form one row of central crown blocks having an axial width W1, one row of outboard crown blocks having an axial width W2, and one circumferentially extending crown narrow rib having an axial width W3, wherein the axial widths satisfy W1>=W2>=W3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Takuya HORIGUCHI