Patents by Inventor Toshiaki Kikuchi

Toshiaki Kikuchi 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: 20200254188
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical syringe unit is configured to be mounted to a pharmaceutical injection device main body and hold a pharmaceutical-filled pharmaceutical syringe, in order to mount the pharmaceutical syringe to a pharmaceutical injection device, wherein a syringe cover is configured to slide forward and backward with respect to a distal end cap by operation of the pharmaceutical injection device main body, thereby allowing movement between a needle insertion position at which insertion of an injection needle into a target is to be completed, and a needle withdrawal position at which withdrawal of the injection needle from the target is to be completed, and a guide component is configured to guide the syringe cover over a range that is greater than a distance between the needle insertion position and the needle withdrawal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yukihiro TAKABATAKE, Toshiaki IIO, Seiji KIKUCHI, Yutaro FUJINO
  • Patent number: 10729851
    Abstract: With certain implementations, the configuration is such that a controller uses a first driver to move a pharmaceutical syringe attachment component closer to the distal end side than a needle removal position when a needle unit is attached to a pharmaceutical syringe unit or when the needle unit is removed from the pharmaceutical syringe unit, so when an injection needle is attached to the pharmaceutical syringe unit, or when the injection needle is removed from the pharmaceutical syringe unit, these operations can be executed without removing a distal end cap, which makes the device extremely convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Kikuchi, Toshiaki Iio
  • Patent number: 10675415
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical syringe unit is configured to be mounted to a pharmaceutical injection device main body and hold a pharmaceutical-filled pharmaceutical syringe, in order to mount the pharmaceutical syringe to a pharmaceutical injection device, wherein a syringe cover is configured to slide forward and backward with respect to a distal end cap by operation of the pharmaceutical injection device main body, thereby allowing movement between a needle insertion position at which insertion of an injection needle into a target is to be completed, and a needle withdrawal position at which withdrawal of the injection needle from the target is to be completed, and a guide component is configured to guide the syringe cover over a range that is greater than a distance between the needle insertion position and the needle withdrawal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihiro Takabatake, Toshiaki Iio, Seiji Kikuchi, Yutaro Fujino
  • Patent number: 10561914
    Abstract: A softball or baseball bat with modified restitution characteristic is provided. The bat can comprise a substantially rigid core coupled with a single or multi-piece sleeve. The core can comprise a tip end, a barrel portion, a handle taper, and a handle. A sleeve assembly can be disposed over the barrel portion, and the sleeve assembly can comprise one or more materials capable of impact absorption. The sleeve assembly can include a ring portion positioned about a circumference of the barrel portion, an outer sleeve, and an inner sleeve disposed between the outer sleeve and the barrel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MIZUNO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michiharu Tsukamoto, Yohei Yamashita, Toshiaki Kida, Kazuhiko Shindome, Kohei Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10566706
    Abstract: [Problem] An object of the present invention is to provide the terminal connector and the terminal connection method that are capable of properly keeping the contact area and the contact surface pressure of the electrical contact portion for a long term even if the respective terminals of the motor and the control unit are configured at a simple shape, and to provide the optimum terminal connector and terminal connection method to use for the electric power steering apparatus, the electric actuator and so on. [Means for solving the problem] A terminal connector which connects between a motor-side terminal of a motor and a unit-side terminal of a control unit for the motor, wherein the terminal connector has an electrical contact due to a formation of a junction site between the motor-side terminal and the unit-side terminal by abutting the motor-side terminal and the unit-side terminal and applying a plastic deformation with a machine work to an abutted portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Asada, Yusuke Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10518033
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical cartridge holding unit holds a pharmaceutical cartridge and is mounted to a pharmaceutical injection device main body in order to mount the pharmaceutical cartridge to a pharmaceutical injection device. The pharmaceutical cartridge holding unit comprises an outer peripheral cap having a front end side opening and a rear end side opening, and a cartridge cover that is on an inside of the outer peripheral cap and is held in a state of being able to slide forward and backward with respect to the outer peripheral cap. The outer peripheral cap has a guide component configured to guide sliding of the cartridge cover forward and backward, a stopper configured to prevent the cartridge cover from coming loose from the outer peripheral cap, and an engagement component that can engage with the pharmaceutical injection device main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PHC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihiro Takabatake, Toshiaki Iio, Seiji Kikuchi, Yutaro Fujino, Takashi Hanada
  • Patent number: 10292251
    Abstract: An X-ray inspection device achieves a high cooling effect without using an expensive air conditioner and is excellent in cleaning property. The inside of a first case of an X-ray inspection device is separated into plural cooling partitions by separation walls by the use limit temperature and the like, and heat sources respectively having intrinsic use limit temperature are stored in respective partitions. Because a flow passage of air is set inside the cooling partition so that the heat sources having low use limit temperature are disposed upstream of the heat sources having high use limit temperature, the cooling efficiency is excellent. A heat absorption member of a heat exchange device exists inside the first case, and a heat radiation member exists inside a second case communicating with the external air. Because there is no protrusion of the heat radiation member as the total cases, cleaning property is excellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ANRITSU INFIVIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Kikuchi, Naoya Saito, Hisashi Hayashi, Takashi Kanai
  • Publication number: 20170171953
    Abstract: An X-ray inspection device achieves a high cooling effect without using an expensive air conditioner and is excellent in cleaning property. The inside of a first case of an X-ray inspection device is separated into plural cooling partitions by separation walls by the use limit temperature and the like, and heat sources respectively having intrinsic use limit temperature are stored in respective partitions. Because a flow passage of air is set inside the cooling partition so that the heat sources having low use limit temperature are disposed upstream of the heat sources having high use limit temperature, the cooling efficiency is excellent. A heat absorption member of a heat exchange device exists inside the first case, and a heat radiation member exists inside a second case communicating with the external air. Because there is no protrusion of the heat radiation member as the total cases, cleaning property is excellent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Toshiaki KIKUCHI, Naoya SAITO, Hisashi HAYASHI, Takashi KANAI
  • Patent number: 9519070
    Abstract: A data acquisition module acquires seismic data actually measured at a plurality of observation points; a pulse calculation module acquires information of a propagation environment where seismic waves propagate from a hypocenter of earthquake to each observation point, and applies time reversal processing on the seismic waves received at the observation points by considering the propagation environment to acquire time reversal pulses at each observation point; a line calculation module calculates a parametric line in a length direction of a fault from a distribution of azimuths of frequency spectra of the time reversal pulses acquired by the pulse calculation module; a head searching module searches a parametric head by analyzing the seismic waves received in the vicinity of the parametric line calculated by the line calculation module; and a monitoring module monitors developments of a crack in the fault by observing the parametric head searched by the head searching module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Toshiaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8897095
    Abstract: An object probing device includes: a sound source which projects a sound pulse within a propagation environment; a transducer array disposed in a region for receiving the forward scattered wave scattered forward from the object existing in the propagation environment; an addition processing unit which extracts only a signal of the forward scattered wave by applying vector addition processing on a reference signal in a reference sound field received by the transducer array when the object does not exist in the propagation environment and a mixed signal in a probe sound field received when the object exists; a time reversal processing unit which generates a time-reversed sound pulse by applying time reversal processing on the extracted forward scattered wave; and a phase conjugation determination unit which checks whether or not a phase conjugacy is established in the propagation environment by employing a passive phase conjugation to the time-reversed sound pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsurugaya, Toshiaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8654609
    Abstract: A target detection device includes: a sound source which projects a sound pulse; a transducer array disposed in a region for receiving a forward scattered wave from an object in the propagation environment; an addition processing unit which extracts only a signal of the forward scattered wave by applying vector addition processing on a reference signal in a reference sound field received when an obstacle exists in the propagation environment and a mixed signal in a mixed sound field received when the target exists with the obstacle; a phase conjugation determination unit which checks whether a phase conjugacy is established by receiving the signal of the extracted forward scattered wave and employing a passive phase conjugation for determining the reference sound field; and a time reversal processing unit which generates a time reversal signal on condition that the phase conjugation determination unit judges that the phase conjugacy is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsurugaya, Toshiaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8649244
    Abstract: The target searching device includes: a sound source which transmits a sound wave into a propagation space; a transducer array placed in an area to receive a forward scattering wave which scatters forward from the target within the propagation space; a subtraction processing device which subtracts a traveling wave directly traveling towards the transducer array from a mixed wave of the forward scattering wave and the traveling wave so as to separate the forward scattering wave; a passive-phase conjugate processing device which performs passive-phase conjugate processing on the forward scattering wave separated by the subtraction processing device so as to generate a passive-phase conjugated signal of the forward scattering wave; an autocorrelation processing device which performs autocorrelation processing on the traveling wave to generate an autocorrelation processed signal of the traveling wave; and a correlation device which judges a similarity between the autocorrelation processed signal and the passive-p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignees: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsurugaya, Toshiaki Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20140039800
    Abstract: A data acquisition module acquires seismic data actually measured at a plurality of observation points; a pulse calculation module acquires information of a propagation environment where seismic waves propagate from a hypocenter of earthquake to each observation point, and applies time reversal processing on the seismic waves received at the observation points by considering the propagation environment to acquire time reversal pulses at each observation point; a line calculation module calculates a parametric line in a length direction of a fault from a distribution of azimuths of frequency spectra of the time reversal pulses acquired by the pulse calculation module; a head searching module searches a parametric head by analyzing the seismic waves received in the vicinity of the parametric line calculated by the line calculation module; and a monitoring module monitors developments of a crack in the fault by observing the parametric head searched by the head searching module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Toshiaki KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20120000289
    Abstract: A target detection device includes: a sound source which projects a sound pulse; a transducer array disposed in a region for receiving a forward scattered wave from an object in the propagation environment; an addition processing unit which extracts only a signal of the forward scattered wave by applying vector addition processing on a reference signal in a reference sound field received when an obstacle exists in the propagation environment and a mixed signal in a mixed sound field received when the target exists with the obstacle; a phase conjugation determination unit which checks whether a phase conjugacy is established by receiving the signal of the extracted forward scattered wave and employing a passive phase conjugation for determining the reference sound field; and a time reversal processing unit which generates a time reversal signal on condition that the phase conjugation determination unit judges that the phase conjugacy is established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicants: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsurugaya, Toshiaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8064211
    Abstract: An electronic component module is configured by a passive component mounted on a built-in IC substrate. The passive component is provided with a passive element inductor, and a mounting surface for mounting on a substrate. Concavities are respectively provided at parts of two opposed borders in the mounting surface, and a terminal electrode is provided at the bottom part of the concavities. Since the passive component has a concavity within the mounting surface and the terminal electrode is incorporated within this concavity, the passive component can be mounted low on the substrate surface. Since the terminal electrode is incorporated in the concavity, solder is prevented from spreading fillet-like at the periphery of the inductor, thus increasing the mounting density of the passive component. There is increased freedom for mounting the passive component because the passive component is mounted on the built-in IC substrate in which the IC is embedded in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotada Furukawa, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Yutaka Sato, Takaaki Domon, Yoshio Kaita
  • Publication number: 20110261653
    Abstract: An object probing device includes: a sound source which projects a sound pulse within a propagation environment; a transducer array disposed in a region for receiving the forward scattered wave scattered forward from the object existing in the propagation environment; an addition processing unit which extracts only a signal of the forward scattered wave by applying vector addition processing on a reference signal in a reference sound field received by the transducer array when the object does not exist in the propagation environment and a mixed signal in a probe sound field received when the object exists; a time reversal processing unit which generates a time-reversed sound pulse by applying time reversal processing on the extracted forward scattered wave; and a phase conjugation determination unit which checks whether or not a phase conjugacy is established in the propagation environment by employing a passive phase conjugation to the time-reversed sound pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicants: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsurugaya, Toshiaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 7894303
    Abstract: An object is detected without being constrained by the positional relationship between the object and the detecting position. A detection device includes a pseudo sound source and a monitoring unit. The pseudo sound source generates a scanning sound wave of a phase-conjugate wave in the time domain based on an acoustic signal by performing active phase conjugation, and causes the scanning sound wave to converge on the detection object from the above thereof within the propagation space by utilizing a feature that the scanning sound wave converges on the pseudo sound source which is the generation source of the acoustic signal. The monitoring unit extracts a reflected sound wave which is reflected at the detection object from the sound wave in the propagation space by performing passive phase conjugation. The detection object is detected based on presence or absence of the extracted reflected wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsurugaya, Toshiaki Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20090323473
    Abstract: The target searching device includes: a sound source which transmits a sound wave into a propagation space; a transducer array placed in an area to receive a forward scattering wave which scatters forward from the target within the propagation space; a subtraction processing device which subtracts a traveling wave directly traveling towards the transducer array from a mixed wave of the forward scattering wave and the traveling wave so as to separate the forward scattering wave; a passive-phase conjugate processing device which performs passive-phase conjugate processing on the forward scattering wave separated by the subtraction processing device so as to generate a passive-phase conjugated signal of the forward scattering wave; an autocorrelation processing device which performs autocorrelation processing on the traveling wave to generate an autocorrelation processed signal of the traveling wave; and a correlation device which judges a similarity between the autocorrelation processed signal and the passive-p
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsurugaya, Toshiaki Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20080239873
    Abstract: An object is detected without being constrained by the positional relationship between the object and the detecting position. A detection device includes a pseudo sound source and a monitoring unit. The pseudo sound source generates a scanning sound wave of a phase-conjugate wave in the time domain based on an acoustic signal by performing active phase conjugation, and causes the scanning sound wave to converge on the detection object from the above thereof within the propagation space by utilizing a feature that the scanning sound wave converges on the pseudo sound source which is the generation source of the acoustic signal. The monitoring unit extracts a reflected sound wave which is reflected at the detection object from the sound wave in the propagation space by performing passive phase conjugation. The detection object is detected based on presence or absence of the extracted reflected wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: YOSHIAKI TSURUGAYA, Toshiaki Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20080055859
    Abstract: An electronic component module is configured by a passive component mounted on a built-in IC substrate. The passive component is provided with a passive element inductor, and a mounting surface for mounting on a substrate. Concavities are respectively provided at parts of two opposed borders in the mounting surface, and a terminal electrode is provided at the bottom part of the concavities. Since the passive component has a concavity within the mounting surface and the terminal electrode is incorporated within this concavity, the passive component can be mounted low on the substrate surface. Since the terminal electrode is incorporated in the concavity, solder is prevented from spreading fillet-like at the periphery of the inductor, thus increasing the mounting density of the passive component. There is increased freedom for mounting the passive component because the passive component is mounted on the built-in IC substrate in which the IC is embedded in the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotada Furukawa, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Yutaka Sato, Takaaki Domon, Yoshio Kaita