Patents by Inventor Tomoya Tanaka

Tomoya Tanaka 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: 20210116004
    Abstract: An automatic transmission which includes a first rotating member and a second rotating member is provided. The first rotating member includes an outer rotating member having a first outer power transmission part and an outer extending part, and an inner rotating member which is made of a different material from the outer rotating member and has a first inner power transmission part and an inner extending part. The outer and inner extending parts are coupled through a first extending part formed by axially joining them to each other at a caulking part. The second rotating member includes a second extending part having a recess indented on an opposite side of the first extending part. The caulking part has a protrusion protruding by being recessed from the first extending part to the second extending part. At least a part of the protrusion is located inside the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Akira Hashimoto, Yasuo Miura, Takeyuki Tanaka, Tomoya Nakano, Kazuhiro Yamada, Hiroyuki Enoki
  • Patent number: 10935929
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device; a fixing device; a first conveyance passage downstream from the fixing device in a sheet conveyance direction; a second conveyance passage downstream from the fixing device and communicating with the first conveyance passage; a sheet reversing member to reverse a conveyance direction of the sheet to the second conveyance passage; a divider to switch a route of the sheet between the first conveyance passage and the second conveyance passage; and a sheet detection sensor disposed downstream from the fixing device and upstream from the divider. The first conveyance passage includes a sheet outlet from which the sheet is ejected outside the apparatus. The apparatus further includes a ventilation passage communicating with an outside, to guide air from the outside to pass the sheet detection sensor and enter at least one of the first conveyance passage and the second conveyance passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Tanaka, Shoji Asanuma, Taiga Shoen, Yoshihide Ohta, Akimitsu Obana, Makoto Kikura
  • Publication number: 20200316906
    Abstract: Provided is a nonwoven fabric and a laminated nonwoven fabric suitable as the skin material of a composite sound-absorbing material. The nonwoven fabric and laminated nonwoven fabric are easily formable, thin, and lightweight and excel in form stability, and can nevertheless be controlled within a given range of aeration after being formed into shape. A nonwoven fabric having a laminate structure in which at least one ultra-fine fiber layer (M) having an average fiber diameter of 0.3 to 7 ?m (inclusive) and a basis weight of 1 g/m2 to 40 g/m2 (inclusive) and at least one continuous filament layer (S) having an average fiber diameter of 10 to 30 ?m (inclusive) are integrated together by partial thermocompression bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinya Yamamuro, Rumina Obi, Kazufumi Kato, Tomoya Tanaka, Chie Okamura, Yasushi Isono, Junki Saito
  • Patent number: 10761477
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body including a body side connector and a removable unit removably inserted in the apparatus body. The removable unit includes a unit side connector configured to engage with the body side connector in conjunction with insertion of the removable unit into and from the apparatus body in an insertion direction and disengage from the body side connector in conjunction with removal of the removable unit from the apparatus body in a removal direction. The apparatus further includes a first holder and a second holder. The first holder holds the body side connector and restrict the body side connector from moving in the insertion direction and the removal direction relative to the first holder. The second holder holds the first holder and restrict the first holder from moving in a direction different from the insertion direction and the removal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihide Ohta, Makoto Kikura, Shoji Asanuma, Akimitsu Obana, Tomoya Tanaka, Taiga Shoen
  • Patent number: 10717904
    Abstract: An adhesive preparation containing bisoprolol includes a backing and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed on one side of the backing. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer contains a polymer prepared through copolymerization of monomer components including a hydroxyl group-containing monomer and an alkyl (meth)acrylate monomer (component (A)), a polymer prepared through copolymerization of monomer components including a methyl methacrylate monomer and a butyl methacrylate monomer (component (B)), and bisoprolol (component (C)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOA EIYO LTD.
    Inventors: Eriko Abe, Yu Tachikawa, Satoshi Ameyama, Naoko Urushihara, Jun Ishikura, Tetsuya Nakamura, Akira Yokouchi, Yoshitaka Inoue, Kazuhiro Aoyagi, Tomoya Tanaka, Naohiro Nishida, Kunihiro Minami
  • Publication number: 20200133195
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body including a body side connector and a removable unit removably inserted in the apparatus body. The removable unit includes a unit side connector configured to engage with the body side connector in conjunction with insertion of the removable unit into and from the apparatus body in an insertion direction and disengage from the body side connector in conjunction with removal of the removable unit from the apparatus body in a removal direction. The apparatus further includes a first holder and a second holder. The first holder holds the body side connector and restrict the body side connector from moving in the insertion direction and the removal direction relative to the first holder. The second holder holds the first holder and restrict the first holder from moving in a direction different from the insertion direction and the removal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihide OHTA, Makoto KIKURA, Shoji ASANUMA, Akimitsu OBANA, Tomoya TANAKA, Taiga SHOEN
  • Publication number: 20200103823
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device; a fixing device; a first conveyance passage downstream from the fixing device in a sheet conveyance direction; a second conveyance passage downstream from the fixing device and communicating with the first conveyance passage; a sheet reversing member to reverse a conveyance direction of the sheet to the second conveyance passage; a divider to switch a route of the sheet between the first conveyance passage and the second conveyance passage; and a sheet detection sensor disposed downstream from the fixing device and upstream from the divider. The first conveyance passage includes a sheet outlet from which the sheet is ejected outside the apparatus. The apparatus further includes a ventilation passage communicating with an outside, to guide air from the outside to pass the sheet detection sensor and enter at least one of the first conveyance passage and the second conveyance passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya TANAKA, Shoji ASANUMA, Taiga SHOEN, Yoshihide OHTA, Akimitsu OBANA, Makoto KIKURA
  • Patent number: 10599091
    Abstract: A cabinet includes a first body side engagement and a second body side engagement mounted on a body and a first cover side engagement and a second cover side engagement mounted on a cover. Slide restriction faces of the first cover side engagement and the second cover side engagement come into contact with slide restriction faces of the first body side engagement and the second body side engagement, respectively, to restrict sliding of a slider when the first cover side engagement does not engage the first body side engagement. The slide restriction face of at least one of the first body side engagement and the first cover side engagement has a length that is greater than a length of the slide restriction face of other one of the first body side engagement, the first cover side engagement, the second body side engagement, and the second cover side engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Kikura, Yoshihide Ohta, Shoji Asanuma, Gakushi Tanaka, Tomoya Tanaka, Akimitsu Obana, Taiga Shoen
  • Publication number: 20190322795
    Abstract: The present invention provides a foam having a surface which solates or gelates after absorption of water and appropriately absorbs the water. The foam is prepared by a foam reaction of a mixture comprising at least one polyol, a compound having at least one isocyanate group, and a hydrophilic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: ALCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takabumi KUBO, Tomoya TANAKA, Ryota WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190231712
    Abstract: Provided is a transdermal absorption preparation having superior drug skin permeability, which can uniformly disperse the drug in the preparation and maintain the uniform dispersion state of the drug. A transdermal absorption preparation having a plaster layer containing a drug, a polymer and a pH adjuster, in which the aforementioned polymer contains a polymer having a particular glass transition temperature of 30° C.-200° C., and the surface of the plaster layer has a pH of 6.7-10.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chie MATSUMOTO, Tomohito TAKITA, Kaiji FUJIWARA, Akinori SUGIYAMA, Tomoya TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190227478
    Abstract: A cabinet includes a first body side engagement and a second body side engagement mounted on a body and a first cover side engagement and a second cover side engagement mounted on a cover. Slide restriction faces of the first cover side engagement and the second cover side engagement come into contact with slide restriction faces of the first body side engagement and the second body side engagement, respectively, to restrict sliding of a slider when the first cover side engagement does not engage the first body side engagement. The slide restriction face of at least one of the first body side engagement and the first cover side engagement has a length that is greater than a length of the slide restriction face of other one of the first body side engagement, the first cover side engagement, the second body side engagement, and the second cover side engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Kikura, Yoshihide Ohta, Shoji Asanuma, Gakushi Tanaka, Tomoya Tanaka, Akimitsu Obana, Taiga Shoen
  • Patent number: 10287619
    Abstract: A method for measuring concentration of dehydrogenase and substrate thereof in the presence of living cells, wherein an electron mediator that is hard to be reduced by living cells, for example, a compound represented by Formula (I), an electron mediator represented by the Formula (I) and a measurement reagent for dehydrogenase and substrate thereof including the electron mediator are disclosed. A-L-M??(I), wherein A represents a structural part containing at least one anionic group, M represents a structural part for mediating electron transfer and L represents a linker part for linking the A to the M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Dojindo Laboratories
    Inventors: Masafumi Iwamoto, Tomoya Tanaka, Eiji Watanabe, Masanobu Shiga
  • Patent number: 10160613
    Abstract: A sheet feeder, which is included in an image forming apparatus, includes a sheet loader on which a sheet is loaded, a sheet feeding body to feed the sheet from the sheet loader, and a sheet separator disposed to contact the sheet feeding body. The sheet is fed at a first average sheet feeding speed at which the sheet feeding body is in contact with the sheet separator without holding the sheet with the sheet separator. The sheet is fed at a second average sheet feeding speed at which the sheet feeding body is holding the sheet with the sheet separator. The first average sheet feeding speed is set smaller than the second average sheet feeding speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Tanaka, Mizuna Tanaka, Toshikane Nishii, Ikuo Fujii, Hirofumi Horita
  • Publication number: 20180194977
    Abstract: An adhesive preparation containing bisoprolol includes a backing and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed on one side of the backing. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer contains a polymer prepared through copolymerization of monomer components including a hydroxyl group-containing monomer and an alkyl (meth)acrylate monomer (component (A)), a polymer prepared through copolymerization of monomer components including a methyl methacrylate monomer and a butyl methacrylate monomer (component (B)), and bisoprolol (component (C)).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: TOA EIYO LTD.
    Inventors: Eriko ABE, Yu TACHIKAWA, Satoshi AMEYAMA, Naoko URUSHIHARA, Jun ISHIKURA, Tetsuya NAKAMURA, Akira YOKOUCHI, Yoshitaka INOUE, Kazuhiro AOYAGI, Tomoya TANAKA, Naohiro NISHIDA, Kunihiro MINAMI
  • Patent number: 9972913
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a noise absorbing fabric in which electromagnetic waves are not susceptible to being reflected and which has superior noise absorbing ability, a noise absorbing fabric having noise absorbing ability across a wide band, a noise absorbing fabric that is soft, highly flexible, thin, and can be incorporated in intricate portions of electronic components or housings and the like by being bent or folded and the like, and a noise absorbing fabric that can be easily and stably produced without using an expensive soft magnetic material, is inexpensive and demonstrates high performance. In the noise absorbing fabric, a metal is subjected to metal processing on at least one side of a fabric, and the common logarithmic value of the surface resistivity of the surface subjected to metal processing is within the range of 0 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI FIBERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazufumi Kato, Tomoya Tanaka, Rumina Obi
  • Patent number: 9868601
    Abstract: A sheet feeder, which can be included in an image forming apparatus, includes a rotary body to contact and feed a recording medium to a downstream side along a sheet conveying path, a friction body disposed facing and contacting the rotary body with the sheet conveying path interposed therebetween, the friction body forming a separation nip region with the rotary body, a receiver to support the friction body at a position opposite to the separation nip region, and multiple projections to guide the recording medium toward the separation nip region. Each of the multiple projections extends toward the rotary body at respective axial ends of the rotary body and has a top face disposed upstream from the separation nip region in a sheet conveying direction between an outer circumferential surface of the rotary body and a surface of the friction body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ikuo Fujii, Ippei Kimura, Mizuna Tanaka, Hirofumi Horita, Tomoya Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170121753
    Abstract: A method for measuring concentration of dehydrogenase and substrate thereof in the presence of living cells, wherein an electron mediator that is hard to be reduced by living cells, for example, a compound represented by Formula (I) shown below, an electron mediator represented by the Formula (I) shown below and a measurement reagent for dehydrogenase and substrate thereof comprising the electron mediator are disclosed. A?L?M ??(I) [In the Formula (I), A represents a structural part containing at least one anionic group, M represents a structural part for mediating electron transfer and L represents a linker part for linking the A of the M.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Masafumi Iwamoto, Tomoya Tanaka, Eiji Watanabe, Masanobu Shiga
  • Publication number: 20170002488
    Abstract: Provided is a noise-absorbing sheet that is highly effective at absorbing noise from magnetic and/or electric fields, the noise-absorbing effect being effective in wider bandwidths. A noise-absorbing sheet upon which at least two layers are stacked, wherein the noise absorbing sheet is characterized in that a magnetic layer containing a magnetic material and a layer of a noise-absorbing fabric in which a metal is deposited on constituent fibers are layered on said sheet, and the common logarithmic value of the surface resistivity of at least one side of the noise-absorbing fabric is 0 to 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoya TANAKA, Chie OKAMURA, Shinichi OKAJIMA, Tomoyuki KAWAMURA, Kazufumi KATO
  • Publication number: 20160378042
    Abstract: A sheet feeder, which is included in an image forming apparatus, includes a sheet loader on which a sheet is loaded, a sheet feeding body to feed the sheet from the sheet loader, and a sheet separator disposed to contact the sheet feeding body. The sheet is fed at a first average sheet feeding speed at which the sheet feeding body is in contact with the sheet separator without holding the sheet with the sheet separator. The sheet is fed at a second average sheet feeding speed at which the sheet feeding body is holding the sheet with the sheet separator. The first average sheet feeding speed is set smaller than the second average sheet feeding speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya TANAKA, Mizuna TANAKA, Toshikane NISHll, lkuo FUJII, Hirofumi HORITA
  • Publication number: 20160367494
    Abstract: A patch preparation includes a support and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed on one surface of the support. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer includes: (A) a polymer prepared by copolymerizing monomer components including a hydroxyl group-containing monomer and an alkyl (meth)acrylate monomer; (B) a polymer prepared by copolymerizing monomer components including a methyl methacrylate monomer and a butyl methacrylate monomer; and (C) a basic drug, provided that bisoprolol and a salt thereof are excluded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu TACHIKAWA, Satoshi AMEYAMA, Eriko ABE, Tetsuya NAKAMURA, Naoko URUSHIHARA, Jun ISHIKURA, Kazuhiro AOYAGI, Yoshitaka INOUE, Akira YOKOUCHI, Tomoya TANAKA