Patents by Inventor Tomoko Nishimura

Tomoko Nishimura 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: 10871846
    Abstract: A sensor panel includes a sensor section that detects magnetic force of a contacting surface or a region in the vicinity of the contacting surface on a basis of a change in capacitance and is allowed to output a signal depending on the change in capacitance along with information on a position where the change in capacitance has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo Nishimura, Hiroto Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Mizuno, Shogo Shinkai, Fumihiko Iida, Akira Ebisui, Kei Tsukamoto, Tomoko Katsuhara
  • Publication number: 20200321004
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first detector, a textualization device a second detector, a display device and a display controller. The first detector detects, from audio data in which speech of each person in a group composed of a plurality of persons has been recorded, each utterance made during the speech. The textualization device converts contents of each utterance detected by the first detector into text. The second detector detects predetermined keywords included in each utterance on the basis of text data obtained through textualization by the textualization device. The display controller causes the display device to display the predetermined keywords detected by the second detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yuki KOBAYASHI, Nami NISHIMURA, Tomoko MANO
  • Publication number: 20200270447
    Abstract: An epoxy resin, comprising an epoxy compound A that has at least two mesogenic structures and at least one phenylene group, and an epoxy compound B that has at least two mesogenic structures and at least one divalent biphenyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki MARUYAMA, Yuka YOSHIDA, Tomoko HIGASHIUCHI, Kazumasa FUKUDA, Keiichiro NISHIMURA, Yoshitaka TAKEZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200247943
    Abstract: An epoxy resin, comprising an epoxy compound having at least two mesogenic structures and at least one divalent biphenyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuka YOSHIDA, Naoki MARUYAMA, Tomoko HIGASHIUCHI, Kazumasa FUKUDA, Keiichiro NISHIMURA, Yoshitaka TAKEZAWA
  • Patent number: 10671180
    Abstract: Provided are an input device and an electronic apparatus each including capacitive elements and being capable of allowing a plurality of information items to be separately input by simple operations. The input device includes: a capacitive element; a conductor that can be electrostatically coupled to the capacitive element; an operation portion that allows a load to be applied to the conductor; and a retaining portion that retains the conductor apart from the capacitive element. The retaining portion is capable of displacing the conductor with respect to the capacitive element in a stepwise manner in accordance with the load that is applied to the conductor through intermediation of the operation portion, and is capable of retaining the conductor at a plurality of positions with respect to the capacitive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo Nishimura, Hiroto Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Mizuno, Takashi Itaya, Akira Ebisui, Tomoko Katsuhara, Yoshiteru Taka
  • Patent number: 10627297
    Abstract: A sensor includes a base layer and a pressing unit protruding with respect to the base layer. The pressing unit includes a first structure unit and a hollow second structure unit disposed on the first structure unit and having a bottom side opened. The second structure unit has a shape portion on a surface facing the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Ebisui, Hiroshi Mizuno, Tomoko Katsuhara, Taizo Nishimura, Yoshiaki Sakakura, Toshio Kano, Toshiyuki Onodera, Takeshi Takahashi, Toru Takahashi, Tatsuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200097106
    Abstract: The sensor device includes a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, an electrode substrate, a first support, and a second support. The first conductive layer is formed to be deformable sheet-shaped. The second conductive layer is disposed to be opposed to the first conductive layer. The electrode substrate includes multiple first electrode wires and multiple second electrode wires and is disposed to be deformable between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer, the multiple second electrode wires being disposed to be opposed to the multiple first electrode wires and intersecting with the multiple first electrode wires. The first support includes multiple first structures, the multiple first structures connecting the first conductive layer and the electrode substrate. The second support includes multiple second structures, the multiple second structures connecting the second conductive layer and the electrode substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroto Kawaguchi, Shogo Shinkai, Kei Tsukamoto, Tomoko Katsuhara, Hayato Hasegawa, Fumihiko Iida, Takayuki Tanaka, Tomoaki Suzuki, Taizo Nishimura, Hiroshi Mizuno, Yasuyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10484432
    Abstract: A security information update system includes a service providing server and information processing devices, the service providing server including: an authentication information memory that stores a pair of security information and identification information; and a service providing unit that provides a service to the information processing device, and the information processing devices including: a policy acquisition unit that acquires a security policy; a security information memory that stores security information; a process executing unit that transmits a pair of the same identification information and security information to the service providing server and receives a service; an authentication information acquisition unit that acquires security information after update; an update unit that updates security information with the acquired security information after the update date and time; and a prohibition unit that prohibits execution of a process of receiving a service after the update date and time u
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Jun Shiraishi, Toshiya Shozaki, Ryosuke Nishimura, Tomoko Maruyama, Shoko Haba
  • Publication number: 20190329475
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an escalator handrail which has a composite material including a metallic steel wire and a thermoplastic resin, said metallic steel wire having a center elemental wire and a plurality of strands placed so as to surround the center elemental wire, including: a preheating step of heating the metallic steel wire; a composite-material forming step of integrating the metallic steel wire heated in the preheating step with the thermoplastic resin in a molten state to thereby form the composite material; and a cooling step of cooling the composite material formed in the composite-material forming step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitomo NISHIMURA, Tomoko HADA, Hidetoshi TAKEYAMA
  • Patent number: 10399265
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an escalator handrail of the invention is characterized by including: a metallic steel-wire producing step of placing a center elemental wire and a plurality of strands so that the plurality of strands surrounds the center elemental wire, and applying tension to them so that each distance between the center elemental wire and each of the strands becomes the same, to thereby produce the metallic steel wire; a preheating step of heating the metallic steel wire to a temperature equal to or more than that of a thermoplastic resin in a molten state; a composite-material forming step of integrating the metallic steel wire heated with the thermoplastic resin in a molten state, and extruding them through a die finished into a cross-section shape of the escalator handrail to thereby form the composite material; and a cooling step of forcibly cooling the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Nishimura, Tomoko Hada, Hidetoshi Takeyama
  • Patent number: 10394339
    Abstract: A sensor is provided with a conductor layer, a sensor layer including a plurality of sensor units, and a separating layer which separates the conductor layer from the sensor layer, the sensor unit is formed of alternately arranged first and second electrode elements, and sensitivity on an outer periphery of the sensor unit is higher than the sensitivity in a central portion of the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Ebisui, Hiroto Kawaguchi, Tomoko Katsuhara, Hiroshi Mizuno, Taizo Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10232456
    Abstract: A soldering iron including an iron main body and an iron tip includes an iron tip main body having a hollow space inside extending along a longitudinal direction; an insulator tube in the hollow space; a heater wire to heat the iron tip main body, and a temperature sensor to detect a temperature of the leading end side of the iron tip, the heater wire includes: an outward route part extending towards a leading end of the iron tip, and a return route part extending towards a base end of the iron tip, while the heater wire folded back at a vicinity of the leading end of the iron tip being wound around the insulator tube, in the insulator tube, a heater wire hole to accommodate the return route part of the heater wire and a sensor wire hole to accommodate a sensor wire are formed independent of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Taiyo Electric Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichiro Kataoka, Tomohiro Shigekawa, Ikuko Fukuyama, TOmoko Nishimura, Kento Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170182577
    Abstract: A soldering iron including an iron main body and an iron tip includes an iron tip main body having a hollow space inside extending along a longitudinal direction; an insulator tube in the hollow space; a heater wire to heat the iron tip main body, and a temperature sensor to detect a temperature of the leading end side of the iron tip, the heater wire includes: an outward route part extending towards a leading end of the iron tip, and a return route part extending towards a base end of the iron tip, while the heater wire folded back at a vicinity of the leading end of the iron tip being wound around the insulator tube, in the insulator tube, a heater wire hole to accommodate the return route part of the heater wire and a sensor wire hole to accommodate a sensor wire are formed independent of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Eiichiro Kataoka, Tomohiro Shigekawa, Ikuko Fukuyama, Tomoko Nishimura, Kento Inoue
  • Patent number: 7595182
    Abstract: A novel endoglucanase derived from Staphylotrichum coccosporum, a polynucleotide encoding the endoglucanase, and a cellulase preparation containing the endoglucanase are disclosed. The endoglucanase or cellulase preparation is available for a washing use or fabric processing, such as a color clarification of a cellulose-containing fabric, a reduction of fuzz, an improvement of the touch feel and appearance of the fabric, providing a localized color change to the fabric, or a reduction of stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd.,
    Inventors: Jinichiro Koga, Yuko Baba, Akitaka Nakane, Satoshi Hanamura, Tomoko Nishimura, Shuichi Gomi, Hidetoshi Kubota, Toshiaki Kono
  • Publication number: 20070111278
    Abstract: A novel endoglucanase derived from Staphylotrichum coccosporum, a polynucleotide encoding the endoglucanase, and a cellulase preparation containing the endoglucanase are disclosed. The endoglucanase or cellulase preparation is available for a washing use or fabric processing, such as a color clarification of a cellulose-containing fabric, a reduction of fuzz, an improvement of the touch feel and appearance of the fabric, providing a localized color change to the fabric, or a reduction of stiffness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Jinichiro Koga, Yuko Baba, Akitaka Nakane, Satoshi Hanamura, Tomoko Nishimura, Shuichi Gomi, Hidetoshi Kubota, Toshiaki Kono
  • Patent number: 7138263
    Abstract: There is provided an endoglucanase enzyme, which is useful for reducing fuzz of regenerated cellulose-containing fabrics, improving the touch and appearance, color clarification, localized variation in color, reducing stiffness and using it as components of a detergent, as well as deinking waste paper and improving freeness of paper pulp. A cDNA coding for the endoglucanase enzyme NCE5 was cloned and its DNA sequence and amino acid sequence derived from it were determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Meiji Seika Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichiro Murashima, Naomi Sumida, Akitaka Nakane, Koji Yanai, Tomoko Nishimura, Jinichiro Koga, Takeshi Murakami, Toshiaki Kono
  • Patent number: 6921655
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide enzymes that have high endoglucanase activity and yet exhibit high activity even under alkaline conditions, and genes encoding the same. The enzyme according to the invention has the following properties: a) exhibiting endoglucanase activity; and b) capable of completely removing fuzz from regenerated cellulose fabrics at a concentration of 1 mg of the protein/L or below. The enzyme of the invention having endoglucanase activity is a protein comprising the amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 or 11; a modified protein thereof exhibiting endoglucanase activity; or a homologue of the protein or the modified protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuko Nakamura, Tatsuki Moriya, Yuko Baba, Koji Yanai, Naomi Sumida, Tomoko Nishimura, Kouichirou Murashima, Akitaka Nakane, Takashi Yaguchi, Jinichiro Koga, Takeshi Murakami, Toshiaki Kono
  • Publication number: 20050143275
    Abstract: There is provided an endoglucanase enzyme, which is useful for reducing fuzz of regenerated cellulose-containing fabrics, improving the touch and appearance, color clarification, localized variation in color, reducing stiffness and using it as components of a detergent, as well as deinking waste paper and improving freeness of paper pulp. A cDNA coding for the endoglucanase enzyme NCE5 was cloned and its DNA sequence and amino acid sequence derived from it were determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Koichoro Murashima, Naomi Sumida, Akitaka Nakane, Koji Yanai, Tomoko Nishimura, Jinichiro Koga, Takeshi Murakami, Toshiaki Kono
  • Patent number: 5845125
    Abstract: A debugger which helps a user perform object-based debugging. A class information generation section (8) generates class information based on the source code. The execution section (12) executes the program. The object information generation section (13) generates object information based on class information and execution information. The user sets a breakpoint in a desired object via the breakpoint setting section (16). A breakpoint may be set at a desired location in the object. The break processing section (18) detects a breakpoint and breaks the execution of the program. The reservation section (21) reserves a debug operation with the identifier of an object. When there is an object that can be referenced by the reserved identifier, the reservation execution section (22) executes the operation reserved for the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomoko Nishimura, Masato Igarashi, Noriaki Koyama, Katsuhiko Ueki
  • Patent number: 5438448
    Abstract: The present invention discloses the construction and manufacturing method of a turning mirror which has a single face or multiple face reflector mirror for scanning laser light in a laser beam printer and the like. The disclosed construction and manufacturing method achieve a low-cost and high-accuracy turning mirror. Photo-setting resin is coated onto the surface of a base mount having a rotating shaft at its center. The surface of the base serves as a substrate for reflector mirror. A glass plate having a good flatness is placed into contact with the resin coating layer. Resin setting light is operated to irradiate the resin coating layer with the peripheral side fringe of the resin coating layer partially or entirely open in order to set the resin coating layer. The glass plate is then separated from the resin coating layer, allowing the flatness of the glass plate to be transferred to the resin coating layer. The turning mirror is then fabricated by attaching a metallic film onto the resin coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Nishimura, Tomiaki Sakano, Katsuhiro Murano