Patents by Inventor Taro Kimura

Taro Kimura 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: 11506594
    Abstract: A sulfurization detection resistor includes: a rectangle-shaped insulating substrate; pair of front electrodes formed at both ends facing each other on a surface of the insulating substrate; plurality of sulfurization detection conductors arranged in parallel between the paired front electrodes; plurality of resistors connected between the ends of each of the sulfurization detection conductors and the paired front electrodes; and sulfide gas impermeable protective film that covers all of the resistors and some of the sulfurization detection conductors, wherein each of the sulfurization detection conductors has a sulfurization detection unit exposed from a window hole in the protective film; and by covering the sulfurization detection units with different types of sulfurization rate adjustment layers formed of an acrylic resin, a silicon resin, and the like, timing of disconnection is set so as to vary in response to a cumulative amount of sulfurization in each of the sulfurization detection units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: KOA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taro Kimura
  • Patent number: 11426721
    Abstract: Provided are a bubble eliminating structure and a bubble eliminating method which eliminate bubbles in a liquid by agitating the liquid, and an agitating method using the same. A first groove 114, which is an upstream bubble eliminating groove, and a second groove 131, which is a downstream bubble eliminating groove, are branched from a mixing well 13. After starting suction of the liquid from mixing well 13 into the first groove 114, suction of the liquid from the mixing well 13 into the second groove 131 is started, and after completion of discharge of the liquid from the first groove 114 into the mixing well 13, discharge of the liquid from the second groove 131 into the mixing well 13 is completed. This operation is repeated to eliminate bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nagaoka, Taro Nakazawa, Mitsuhiro Miyazaki, Ryusuke Kimura, Motohiro Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20220264769
    Abstract: A power converter includes a cooler, a housing, a cooling plate, an insulating heat dissipation member, and a circuit board. The housing includes a bottom, a sidewall, and an internal space. The bottom is connected to the cooler. The cooling plate is connected to the bottom so as to stand upright with respect to the bottom. The insulating heat dissipation member is disposed on the cooling plate. The circuit board is connected to the cooling plate with the insulating heat dissipation member interposed therebetween. The cooling plate, the insulating heat dissipation member, and the circuit board are accommodated in the internal space of the housing. The cooling plate is disposed with a gap from the sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yu KISHIWADA, Koji NAKAJIMA, Taro KIMURA, Kenichi TAMURA, Yoshikazu NOZUKI, Masaya NONOMURA, Kenta FUJII
  • Patent number: 11415529
    Abstract: The X-ray phase imaging apparatus includes an imaging system, a position switching mechanism for switching between a retracted position and an imaging position, a control unit for controlling switching between the retracted position and the imaging position, and an image processing unit for generating an X-ray phase contrast image based on the first image and the second image. The control unit is configured to control sequentially imaging at the retracted position and imaging at the imaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Doki, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20220229004
    Abstract: A sulfurization detection sensor 10 comprises: a rectangular parallelepiped insulation substrate 1, a pair of front electrodes 2 provided at both ends of a front surface in the longitudinal direction of the insulation substrate 1, respectively, a sulfurization detection conductor 3 connected between the front electrodes 2, a pair of protective films 4 for covering a part of the sulfurization detection conductor 3 and that of the front electrodes 2, respectively, a pair of back electrodes 5 provided at both ends of a back surface in the longitudinal direction of the insulation substrate 1, respectively, a pair of end face electrodes 6 provided at both ends in the longitudinal direction of the insulation substrate 1, respectively, and external electrodes 7 provided on front surfaces of the end face electrodes 6, respectively. Specific regions 3b in which a current hardly flows are formed at both ends in the Y-direction of a sulfurization detection portion 3A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: KOA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taro KIMURA, Kentaro MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220221414
    Abstract: After a sulfidation detection conductor (2) is formed on a front surface of a large-sized substrate (10A), a pair of first protective films (3) made of an insoluble material is formed, respectively, on predetermined positions of the sulfidation detection conductor (2), and a second protective film (7) made of a soluble material is formed so as to cover the sulfidation detection conductor (2) positioned between the pair of first protective films (3), and thereafter, end face electrodes (5) are formed, respectively, on divided faces of each strip-shaped substrate (10B) obtained by primarily dividing the large-sized substrate (10A). Then, after external electrodes (6) are formed by performing electrolytic plating with respect to each chip substrate (10C) obtained by secondarily dividing each strip-shaped substrate (10B), a sulfidation detection portion (2a) is exposed to the outside by removing the second protective film (7), whereby a sulfidation detection sensor (10) can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: KOA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taro KIMURA
  • Patent number: 11386561
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging apparatus is configured to acquire a plurality of pieces of slice image data from volume data, acquire a plurality of pieces of first processed image data by performing first processing, acquire a plurality of pieces of second processed image data by performing second processing, detect edges of the subject based on the acquired plurality of pieces of the second processed image data, and acquire edge image data including detected edges of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Morimoto, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki
  • Patent number: 11385190
    Abstract: The X-ray phase imaging apparatus includes an imaging system, a position switching mechanism for switching between a retracted position and an imaging position, a control unit for controlling switching between the retracted position and the imaging position, and an image processing unit for generating an X-ray phase contrast image based on the first image and the second image. The control unit is configured to control sequentially imaging at the retracted position and imaging at the imaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Doki, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20220103075
    Abstract: A power converter includes a circuit board, a first magnetic core, and a housing. The circuit board includes an insulating substrate and a first coil conductor. The insulating substrate includes a first side surface. The first magnetic core includes a first magnetic core member and a second magnetic core member. A first side surface of the insulating substrate is opposed to a first portion of the housing and is spaced away from the first portion of the housing. The first magnetic core member and the second magnetic core member are both thermally connected to the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi TAMURA, Koji NAKAJIMA, Yoshikazu NOZUKI, Masaya NONOMURA, Taro KIMURA, Yu KISHIWADA
  • Patent number: 11173484
    Abstract: Provided are an anion exchange resin being capable of producing an electrolyte membrane, a binder for forming an electrode catalyst layer and a battery electrode catalyst layer, which have improved electrical properties and chemical properties. For example, used is an anion exchange resin which has a hydrophobic unit being composed of bisphenol AF residues repeated via carbon-carbon bond and a hydrophilic unit being composed of hydrophilic groups repeated via carbon-carbon bond, in which the hydrophilic group is formed by connecting an anion exchange group to a fluorene backbone via a divalent saturated hydrocarbon group, and in which the hydrophobic unit and the hydrophilic unit are connected via carbon-carbon bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: University Of Yamanashi, Takahata Precision Co., Ltd., DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kenji Miyatake, Junpei Miyake, Taro Kimura, Naoki Yokota, Katsuya Nagase, Yousuke Konno, Koichiro Asazawa, Aoi Takano, Takeshi Kato
  • Publication number: 20210274678
    Abstract: Provided is an electric power converter, including: a casing; a heat radiating plate having a first main surface and a second main surface; and a substrate which is fixed to the main surface and to which a heat generating component is mounted, wherein the casing has an inner wall surface in which a first tapered portion is formed, wherein the heat radiating plate includes a second tapered portion which is connected to the first tapered portion in a heat exchangeable manner and slid with respect to the first tapered portion, wherein the heat radiating plate is configured to be displaced in a first direction with respect to the casing by the second tapered portion being slid with respect to the first tapered portion, and wherein the heat generating component is connected to the casing in a heat exchangeable manner by the heat radiating plate being displaced in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu NOZUKI, Koji NAKAJIMA, Kenichi TAMURA, Taro KIMURA, Yu KISHIWADA, Masaya NONOMURA
  • Publication number: 20210233695
    Abstract: Provided is a power conversion device, including: a casing having a recessed portion; a magnetic component accommodated in the recessed portion of the casing; a heat radiation plate, which covers an opening of the recessed portion of the casing, and is thermally coupled to the magnetic component; and a fixing band wound around the magnetic component and the heat radiation plate to fix the magnetic component to the heat radiation plate, wherein at least a part of the fixing band is accommodated in a band accommodating groove formed in the recessed portion of the casing. With this configuration, assembly dimensional tolerance caused between the magnetic component and the heat radiation plate can be eliminated and it is therefore possible to maintain high output and achieve downsizing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yu KISHIWADA, Koji NAKAJIMA, Kenichi TAMURA, Taro KIMURA, Yoshikazu NOZUKI, Masaya NONOMURA
  • Publication number: 20210199562
    Abstract: A sulfurization detection resistor includes: a rectangle-shaped insulating substrate; pair of front electrodes formed at both ends facing each other on a surface of the insulating substrate; plurality of sulfurization detection conductors arranged in parallel between the paired front electrodes; plurality of resistors connected between the ends of each of the sulfurization detection conductors and the paired front electrodes; and sulfide gas impermeable protective film that covers all of the resistors and some of the sulfurization detection conductors, wherein each of the sulfurization detection conductors has a sulfurization detection unit exposed from a window hole in the protective film; and by covering the sulfurization detection units with different types of sulfurization rate adjustment layers formed of an acrylic resin, a silicon resin, and the like, timing of disconnection is set so as to vary in response to a cumulative amount of sulfurization in each of the sulfurization detection units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: KOA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taro KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10972834
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for detecting voice commands from a user of an ear-based device. The ear-based device may include an in-ear facing microphone to capture sound emitted in an ear of the user, and an exterior facing microphone to capture sound emitted in an exterior environment of the user. The in-ear microphone may generate an inner audio signal representing the sound emitted in the ear, and the exterior microphone may generate an outer audio signal representing sound from the exterior environment. The ear-based device may compute a ratio of a power of the inner audio signal to the outer audio signal and may compare this ratio to a threshold. If the ratio is larger than the threshold, the ear-based device may detect the voice of the user. Further, the ear-based device may set a value of the threshold based on a level of acoustic seal of the ear-based device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuan-Chieh Yen, Daniel Wayne Harris, Carlo Murgia, Taro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10767752
    Abstract: Provided is a device that includes a transfer input gear meshing with a final driven gear, a transfer input shaft pivotally supporting the transfer input gear, a first bevel gear provided on the transfer input shaft, a second bevel gear meshing with the first bevel gear, a transfer output shaft pivotally supporting the second bevel gear, a transfer case covering at least the first bevel gear and the second bevel gear, and a guide section guiding at least part of scooped fluid that is scooped up by the final driven gear into the transfer case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Kawai, Mitsuru Manita, Shoichi Takimoto, Taro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200230590
    Abstract: Provided are an anion exchange resin being capable of producing an electrolyte membrane, a binder for forming an electrode catalyst layer and a battery electrode catalyst layer, which have improved electrical properties and chemical properties. For example, used is an anion exchange resin which has a hydrophobic unit being composed of bisphenol AF residues repeated via carbon-carbon bond and a hydrophilic unit being composed of hydrophilic groups repeated via carbon-carbon bond, in which the hydrophilic group is formed by connecting an anion exchange group to a fluorene backbone via a divalent saturated hydrocarbon group, and in which the hydrophobic unit and the hydrophilic unit are connected via carbon-carbon bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: University Of Yamanashi, Takahata Precision Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji MIYATAKE, Junpei Miyake, Taro Kimura, Naoki Yokota, Katsuya Nagase, Yousuke Konno, Koichiro Asazawa, Aoi Takano, Takeshi Kato
  • Patent number: 10714092
    Abstract: A sensor processing unit comprises a sensor processor. The sensor processor is configured to communicatively couple with a microphone. The sensor processor is configured to acquire, from the microphone, a sample captured by the microphone from an environment in which the microphone is disposed. The sensor processor is configured to perform music activity detection on the audio sample to detect for music within the audio sample. Responsive to detection of music within the audio sample, the sensor processor is configured to send a music detection signal to an external processor located external to the sensor processing unit, the music detection signal indicating that music has been detected in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: William Kerry Keal, Ajay Kumar Dhanapalan, Sangnam Choi, Carlo Murgia, Eitan A. Medina, Taro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190285166
    Abstract: Provided is a device that includes a transfer input gear meshing with a final driven gear, a transfer input shaft pivotally supporting the transfer input gear, a first bevel gear provided on the transfer input shaft, a second bevel gear meshing with the first bevel gear, a transfer output shaft pivotally supporting the second bevel gear, a transfer case covering at least the first bevel gear and the second bevel gear, and a guide section guiding at least part of scooped fluid that is scooped up by the final driven gear into the transfer case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Kawai, Mitsuru Manita, Shoichi Takimoto, Taro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190035401
    Abstract: A sensor processing unit comprises a microphone and a sensor processor. The sensor processor is coupled with the microphone. The sensor processor is configured to operate the microphone to capture an audio sample from an environment in which the microphone is disposed. The sensor processor is configured to perform music activity detection on the audio sample to detect for music within the audio sample. Responsive to detection of music within the audio sample, the sensor processor is configured to send a music detection signal to an external processor located external to the sensor processing unit, the music detection signal indicating that music has been detected in the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: William Kerry KEAL, Ajay Kumar DHANAPALAN, Sangnam CHOI, Carlo MURGIA, Eitan A. MEDINA, Taro KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10089987
    Abstract: A sensor processing unit comprises a microphone and a sensor processor. The sensor processor is coupled with the microphone. The sensor processor is configured to operate the microphone to capture an audio sample from an environment in which the microphone is disposed. The sensor processor is configured to perform music activity detection on the audio sample to detect for music within the audio sample. Responsive to detection of music within the audio sample, the sensor processor is configured to send a music detection signal to an external processor located external to the sensor processing unit, the music detection signal indicating that music has been detected in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: William Kerry Keal, Ajay Kumar Dhanapalan, Sangnam Choi, Carlo Murgia, Eitan A. Medina, Taro Kimura