Patents by Inventor Tomohiro KUROIWA

Tomohiro KUROIWA 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: 20200362951
    Abstract: A link mechanism includes a first link connected with a first joint, a first motor driving the first link to rotate, a second link connected with a second joint, a second motor driving the second link to rotate, and a power transmission mechanism. The power transmission mechanism is configured as capable of switching between a connected state with connection with which power of the first motor and the second motor can be transmitted between the first joint and the second joint and a disconnected state in which the connection is removed. In the case where the power transmission mechanism is in the connected state, the first joint and the second joint rotate so that an angular velocity of the first joint and an angular velocity of the second joint are proportional to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Taichi YAMAMOTO, Tomohiro KAWAKAMI, Eisoku KUROIWA
  • Publication number: 20200355712
    Abstract: A sample measuring apparatus and a method of circulating air in a reagent storage are provided. The sample measuring apparatus includes: a measuring unit that measures a sample by using a reagent stored in a reagent container; a reagent storage that stores the reagent container; a reagent container holder arranged in the reagent storage and that holds the reagent container; a fin that circulates air in the reagent storage; and a driving unit that drives the reagent container holder and the fin to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KAWAMOTO, Tomohiro KUROIWA, Shingo KAIDA
  • Publication number: 20200355713
    Abstract: A sample measuring apparatus, a reagent container, and a method of measuring a sample are provided. The sample measuring apparatus includes a reagent container holder and a measuring unit. The reagent container holder holds, by suspending, a reagent container that stores a reagent. The measuring unit that measures a sample by using the reagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KAWAMOTO, Tomohiro KUROIWA, Shingo KAIDA
  • Publication number: 20200355714
    Abstract: A sample measuring apparatus, A reagent container, and a method of measuring a sample are provided. The sample measuring apparatus includes: a container holding unit that holds a reagent container comprising an openable/closable lid portion that covers an opening of the reagent container; a reagent dispensing unit that aspirates a reagent in the reagent container with the lid portion being in an opened state and dispenses the aspirated reagent into a reaction container; a pressing unit that seals the opening, by pressing toward the opening the lid portion laid over the opening; and a measuring unit that measures components contained in a measurement specimen prepared from a sample and the reagent dispensed in the reaction container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KAWAMOTO, Tomohiro KUROIWA, Shingo KAIDA
  • Publication number: 20200182797
    Abstract: The present invention is to present a status notification method for the sample analyzer. The method includes a detection step for detecting the status of the sample analyzer for analyzing the sample, and an irradiating step for irradiating light upward in accordance with the detection step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koki NAKANO, Syunsuke YAO, Shouhei KAJINO, Takahiro SAINO, Tomohiro KUROIWA
  • Patent number: 10451410
    Abstract: [Object] To measure the surface height of a rigid body to be measured more accurately even if any one of three types of disturbance of translation in the height direction, rotation around the longitudinal-direction axis, and rotation around the width-direction axis has occurred during conveyance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Hibi, Yusuke Konno, Nobuhiro Furuya, Tomohiro Kuroiwa
  • Publication number: 20190227092
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to suppress adhesion of a reagent to the periphery of an opening of a reagent container. The reagent container is a reagent container used for a sample measuring apparatus having a suction tube for suctioning a reagent, and includes a reagent, an upper surface part having an opening, a side surface part, and a bottom surface part that defines an internal space in which the reagent is stored, and a suction tube introducing part extending from the upper surface part to a position above the liquid level of the reagent to introduce the suction tube received from above the opening into the internal space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka KAWAMOTO, Tomohiro KUROIWA, Shingo KAIDA
  • Patent number: 10274314
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a shape inspection method, a shape inspection apparatus, and a program capable of adjusting the brightness and the thickness of a light-section line in a light-section image more simply and objectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Hibi, Yusuke Konno, Nobuhiro Furuya, Tomohiro Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 10247544
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a shape measurement apparatus that is capable of measuring the amount of warpage in the width direction of a strip-shaped body with higher sensitivity. [Solution] Provided is a shape measurement apparatus including: a light source configured to irradiate a surface of a moving strip-shaped body with linear light at a prescribed angle of incidence; a screen configured such that reflected light of the linear light on the surface of the strip-shaped body is projected on the screen; an imaging unit configured to image the reflected light of the linear light projected on the screen; and an arithmetic processing unit configured to acquire the amount of warpage in a width direction of the strip-shaped body on the basis of a line length of the reflected light of the linear light imaged by the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Hibi, Yusuke Konno, Toshio Akagi, Nobuhiro Furuya, Tomohiro Kuroiwa, Akihito Nakazaki
  • Publication number: 20180283850
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a shape measurement apparatus that is capable of measuring the amount of warpage in the width direction of a strip-shaped body with higher sensitivity. [Solution] Provided is a shape measurement apparatus including: a light source configured to irradiate a surface of a moving strip-shaped body with linear light at a prescribed angle of incidence; a screen configured such that reflected light of the linear light on the surface of the strip-shaped body is projected on the screen; an imaging unit configured to image the reflected light of the linear light projected on the screen; and an arithmetic processing unit configured to acquire the amount of warpage in a width direction of the strip-shaped body on the basis of a line length of the reflected light of the linear light imaged by the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuhiro HIBI, Yusuke KONNO, Toshio AKAGI, Nobuhiro FURUYA, Tomohiro KUROIWA, Akihito NAKAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20180143009
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a shape inspection method, a shape inspection apparatus, and a program capable of adjusting the brightness and the thickness of a light-section line in a light-section image more simply and objectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuhiro HIBI, Yusuke KONNO, Nobuhiro FURUYA, Tomohiro KUROIWA
  • Publication number: 20180106608
    Abstract: [Object] To measure the surface height of a rigid body to be measured more accurately even if any one of three types of disturbance of translation in the height direction, rotation around the longitudinal-direction axis, and rotation around the width-direction axis has occurred during conveyance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuhiro HIBI, Yusuke KONNO, Nobuhiro FURUYA, Tomohiro KUROIWA