Patents by Inventor Tomonori Kimura

Tomonori 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: 9575296
    Abstract: A zoom lens is provided which has a wide angle of view and is bright and in which the entire lens system is compact and which can achieve high optical characteristic over the entire zoom range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomonori Kimura, Shinji Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20160346304
    Abstract: Object: To provide an agent for sustaining satiety or a method for sustaining satiety, with which an individual's food intake is reduced by sustaining satiety, and as a result, pathological conditions such as obesity due to overeating can be prevented and improved. Means for Resolution: An agent for sustaining satiety containing D-psicose as an active ingredient and a method for sustaining satiety by the ingestion of D-psicose. Advantageous Effect: Satiety can be sustained although the increase in blood glucose level after eating is suppressed. A means for sustaining satiety which is useful for those who are anxious about their blood glucose level and those who are health conscious can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicants: JICHI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, MATSUTANI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Yada, Yusaku Iwasaki, Tomonori Kimura, Kazuhiro Ohkuma
  • Patent number: 9490800
    Abstract: A control circuit of a semiconductor switching element includes a gate driving circuit and a negative power source circuit. The gate driving circuit drives the semiconductor switching element disposed on a power supply path of an inductive load. The negative power source circuit is connected between output terminals of the semiconductor switching element. The negative power source circuit includes a series circuit of a capacitor and a diode in a forward direction connected from a negative potential side terminal to a positive potential side terminal of the output terminals. A common connection point of the capacitor and the diode in the negative power source circuit is connected to a negative power source terminal of the gate driving circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomonori Kimura
  • Publication number: 20160062104
    Abstract: One or more eyepiece lenses, one or more observation devices using an eyepiece lens and one or more imaging apparatuses using an eyepiece lens are provided herein. At least one embodiment of an eyepiece lens includes five or more lenses, including two or more resin lenses each having a lens surface of an aspheric shape, in which a glass lens is arranged closest to an observation side in the eyepiece lens, and a specific gravity of a material of all of the two or more resin lenses is appropriately set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Tomonori Kimura, Hirofumi Abe
  • Publication number: 20160003778
    Abstract: An obstacle detection device includes an air-coupled ultrasonic wave sensor 2 mounted into a penetrating hole 11 of a mounting member 1 with an emitting surface 21a being oriented towards outside the obstacle detection device, and an acoustic matching layer 3 fixed to the emitting surface 21a, to achieve matching between the acoustic impedance of the air-coupled ultrasonic wave sensor 2 and that of the air, in which microcapsules 31 are added to the same material as that of the mounting member 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji IBATA, Tomonori KIMURA, Hiroaki MIYASHITA, Satoru INOUE
  • Publication number: 20160006911
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes a plurality of imaging devices configured to capture images of an object; a circuit substrate configured to generate image data based on the images captured by the imaging devices; a chassis that holds the imaging devices; and a heat transfer member including a contacting portion configured to contact an installed member in a case where the imaging unit is installed on the installed member. The heat transfer member contacts the chassis or the circuit substrate, and heat conductivity of the heat transfer member is greater than the heat conductivity of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Tomonori KIMURA, Shu KAMBE, Maiko YASUI, Shuji TAKAMATSU, Masashi ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20150381151
    Abstract: A control circuit of a semiconductor switching element includes a gate driving circuit and a negative power source circuit. The gate driving circuit drives the semiconductor switching element disposed on a power supply path of an inductive load. The negative power source circuit is connected between output terminals of the semiconductor switching element. The negative power source circuit includes a series circuit of a capacitor and a diode in a forward direction connected from a negative potential side terminal to a positive potential side terminal of the output terminals. A common connection point of the capacitor and the diode in the negative power source circuit is connected to a negative power source terminal of the gate driving circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventor: Tomonori KIMURA
  • Patent number: 9146388
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side to the image plane side, first to fifth lens units having positive, negative, positive, negative and positive refractive powers. At least the second lens unit and the fourth lens unit move during zooming such that at the telephoto end, in comparison with the wide angle end, the interval between the first lens unit and the second lens unit increases, the interval between the second lens unit and the third lens unit decreases, the interval between the third lens unit and the fourth lens unit changes, and the interval between the fourth lens unit and the fifth lens unit increases, and the fifth lens unit does not move. The zoom lens further includes a reflection unit for bending a light path, between the fourth lens unit and the fifth lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomonori Kimura
  • Patent number: 9105835
    Abstract: An air-coupled ultrasonic sensor capable of changing setting of an output sound pressure or an ultrasonic wave propagation distance depending on a use application, an installation site, or the like, with a simple structure. An air-coupled ultrasonic sensor includes: a closed-end cylindrical case including an opening portion at one end in its axial direction and a bottom surface at another end; a piezoelectric oscillator firmly fixed onto an inner bottom surface of the closed-end cylindrical case; an open-end cylindrical case including opening portions at both ends in its axial direction; and a thin film firmly fixed on one of the opening portions at one end of the open-end cylindrical case. The open-end cylindrical case is fitted to the closed-end cylindrical case, and includes a structure capable of moving along a side wall of the closed-end cylindrical case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Ibata, Tomonori Kimura, Satoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 9081170
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes first to fifth lens units having positive, negative, positive, negative, and positive refractive powers. During zooming, the fourth lens unit having a positive lens and a negative lens does not move, and the second, third, and fifth lens units move. The fourth lens unit moves to have a component perpendicular to the optical axis. The focal length of the entire system at the telephoto end, the focal length of the fourth lens unit, the focal length and the material of the positive lens of the fourth lens unit, the maximum moving distance, at the telephoto end, of the fourth lens unit, the lateral magnification of the fourth lens unit at the telephoto end, and the lateral magnification, at the telephoto end, of a lens system disposed at the image plane side with respect to the fourth lens unit are appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomonori Kimura
  • Publication number: 20150054988
    Abstract: A zoom lens is provided which has a wide angle of view and is bright and in which the entire lens system is compact and which can achieve high optical characteristic over the entire zoom range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Tomonori Kimura, Shinji Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 8964304
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having positive refractive power, a second lens unit having negative refractive power, a third lens unit having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having positive refractive power. During zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, each lens unit moves so that a distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit increases, and a distance between the second lens unit and the third lens unit decreases. Each of the first lens unit, the second lens unit, and the third lens unit consists of a single positive lens and a single negative lens, and the fourth lens unit consists of a single positive lens. Focal lengths of the entire zoom lens at the wide-angle end and the telephoto end and focal lengths of the first lens unit and the second lens unit are appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomonori Kimura
  • Patent number: 8931111
    Abstract: An optical writing apparatus has a part configured to superpose an unauthorized copy protection pattern on image data; a control part configured to recognize the unauthorized copy protection pattern, correct image data of the unauthorized copy protection pattern in pixel unit, and control a size of an isolated dot included in the unauthorized copy protection pattern; and a writing part configured to write a corresponding image on a photosensitive body based on the thus-corrected image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomonori Kimura
  • Patent number: 8869620
    Abstract: An airborne ultrasonic sensor is obtained in which a sensor body and a housing have an integrated structure, and which can reduce spurious waves which propagate through the housing to arrive at the sensor body. The sensor is provided with the sensor body that radiates ultrasonic waves into air and at the same time receives reflected waves from a reflection source which exists in the air, a transmission and reception device that drives the sensor body and at the same time obtains a distance to the reflection source or a propagation speed of sound based on the reflected waves, and the housing that has the sensor body fixedly secured thereto with an integrated structure. The housing has groove portions which are different in acoustic impedance from their surroundings. The groove portions are arranged obliquely regarding either one of a horizontal direction or a vertical direction of the sensor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Kimura, Koji Ibata, Satoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 8873155
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes first to third lens units having positive, negative, and positive refractive power, respectively, and a rear lens group having positive refractive power. An aperture stop is arranged between a lens surface of the second lens unit closest to the image side and a lens surface of the third lens unit closest to the image side. The third lens unit includes first and second positive lenses each including an aspheric surface, and a negative lens. In the third lens unit, a refractive index of the first positive lens, and an Abbe number and relative partial dispersion of the second positive lens are appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomonori Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140300782
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side to the image plane side, first to fifth lens units having positive, negative, positive, negative and positive refractive powers. At least the second lens unit and the fourth lens unit move during zooming such that at the telephoto end, in comparison with the wide angle end, the interval between the first lens unit and the second lens unit increases, the interval between the second lens unit and the third lens unit decreases, the interval between the third lens unit and the fourth lens unit changes, and the interval between the fourth lens unit and the fifth lens unit increases, and the fifth lens unit does not move. The zoom lens further includes a reflection unit for bending a light path, between the fourth lens unit and the fifth lens unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Tomonori Kimura
  • Patent number: 8827401
    Abstract: A recording device having a recording head including a nozzle line that eject ink from nozzles arranged in a transfer direction of a recording medium, a carriage, a moving device that moves the carriage forward and backward, a transfer device that transfers the recording medium, an ejection control device that forms a detection pattern by ejecting the ink, a two-dimensional sensor that detects the detection pattern, an analyzer that analyzes the image data of the detection pattern, and a detection device that detects misalignment of the printed dots, the ejection control device having a first dot group formation device that forms a first dot group, a second dot group formation device that forms a second dot group, and a third dot group formation device that forms a third dot group, the detection pattern being formed of the first dot group, the second dot group, and the third dot group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomonori Kimura, Yasuo Sakurai, Nobuyuki Satoh, Masato Kobayashi, Yuichi Sakurada, Arata Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8816666
    Abstract: One of first and second switching devices turns on to flow a current along a current path between a potential reference output terminal of a drive-target switching device and a control terminal of the drive-target switching device to turn on the drive-target switching device. Thereby, a voltage changes between the control terminal of the drive-target switching device and the potential reference output terminal of the drive-target switching device to turn off the one of the first and second switching devices being turned on. Thereby, a potential of the control terminal of the drive-target switching device is clamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomonori Kimura
  • Patent number: 8794071
    Abstract: An ultrasonic sensor of the present invention is attached to the back face of a bumper 4, and provided with a matching member 3 that is in intimate contact with the ultrasonic wave transmitting surface of the ultrasonic sensor and the opposing face of the bumper 4 and that has an acoustic impedance smaller than each of the impedances of the sensor and the bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Inoue, Tomonori Kimura, Kouji Ibata, Yukio Nishimoto
  • Publication number: 20140036136
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes first to third lens units having positive, negative, and positive refractive power, respectively, and a rear lens group having positive refractive power. An aperture stop is arranged between a lens surface of the second lens unit closest to the image side and a lens surface of the third lens unit closest to the image side. The third lens unit includes first and second positive lenses each including an aspheric surface, and a negative lens. In the third lens unit, a refractive index of the first positive lens, and an Abbe number and relative partial dispersion of the second positive lens are appropriately set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomonori Kimura