Patents by Inventor Toshiaki Kobayashi

Toshiaki Kobayashi 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: 20220325452
    Abstract: A braid including a core part and a sheath part, wherein the core part includes a high strength fiber (a) having a fineness of 300 to 4,000 dtex and a tensile strength of 12 cN/dtex or more, and the sheath part includes a colored synthetic fiber (b) having a fineness of 60 to 1,000 dtex and a tensile strength of less than 12 cN/dtex. A volume ratio [av/bv] of the high strength fiber (a) constituting the core part to the colored synthetic fiber (b) constituting the sheath part is from 73/27 to 40/60. The sheath part has a braid-like structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumasa KUSUDO, Toshiaki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220327870
    Abstract: Provided is a driving evaluation device that enables evaluation of driving for the purpose of improving a driving time in a circuit racecourse. The driving evaluation device includes an evaluation section extractor 24 that detects a deceleration section and an acceleration section in cornering, a tire friction circle-load factor calculator 27 that calculates, based on a front-rear acceleration and a lateral acceleration, a tire friction circle and a tire load factor in the deceleration section and those in the acceleration section, and a skill deficiency evaluator 28 that evaluates driving based on the tire friction circle and the tire load factor in the deceleration section and those in the acceleration section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yuya GOTO, Yoshiaki KOBAYASHI, Toshiaki MATSUZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220319250
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: a vehicle acceleration detection unit configured to detect vehicle acceleration including lateral acceleration and longitudinal acceleration of a vehicle; a calculation unit configured to calculate for each wheel a friction circle, and a lateral force generated at each wheel and a longitudinal force generated at each wheel on the basis of a result of detection by the vehicle acceleration detection unit; and a display unit configured to display an image based on the friction circle, and a magnitude and/or a direction of a resultant force of the lateral force and the longitudinal force generated at each wheel based on a result of calculation by the calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Kenta Kakutani, Yoshiaki Kobayashi, Toshiaki Matsuzawa, Hideki Kakinuma, Yuya Goto, Ittoku Hirashima, Kimiyoshi Kusaka
  • Publication number: 20220319246
    Abstract: Provided is a driving evaluation device that enables evaluation of driving for the purpose of improving a driving time in a circuit racecourse, for example. The driving evaluation device includes an evaluation section extractor 24 that detects a deceleration section and an acceleration section in cornering, a section average classifier 25 that calculates, based on a front-rear acceleration and a lateral acceleration, an acceleration norm average value in the deceleration section and that in the acceleration section, and a skill deficiency evaluator 28 that evaluates driving skill based on the acceleration norm average value in the deceleration section and that in the acceleration section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yuya GOTO, Yoshiaki KOBAYASHI, Toshiaki MATSUZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220316121
    Abstract: An emblem member having a large degree of freedom in design can be obtained. The emblem member comprises a base portion, a mark portion, and a transparent member. The base portion has a surface. The mark portion is formed on a surface of the base portion. The transparent member is connected to the base portion so as to cover at least a portion of the mark portion. In this case, the mark portion can be visually recognized through the transparent member, and the transparent member can have a three-dimensional shape determined independently of the shape and material(s) of the mark portion. This can provide an increased degree of freedom in designing the emblem member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Masataka KOBAYASHI, Toshiaki NISHIMURA, Joji TAN
  • Patent number: 11459459
    Abstract: Provided is a silicone composition having components (A) to (E):100 parts by mass of (A) a linear, branched, or network organopolysiloxane having a vinyl value of 0.01 mol/100 g or more and 0.04 mol/100 g or less and a viscosity of 100 mm2/sec or more and 500 mm2/sec or less at 25° C., wherein each of terminals of the organopolysiloxane has one or more alkenyl groups; 0.01 to 3 parts by mass of (B) a linear, branched, or network organopolysiloxane having a vinyl value of 0.2 mol/100 g or more and 1.2 mol/100 g or less and a viscosity of 2 mm2/sec or more and 60 mm2/sec or less at 25° C., wherein each of terminals of the organopolysiloxane has one or more alkenyl groups; (C) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having an amount of 1 mol/100 g or more and 2 mol/100 g or less of an SiH group, wherein a ratio of the number of the SiH group in component (C) to a total number of the alkenyl groups in components (A) and (B) is 1 to 5; 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ataru Kobayashi, Toshiaki Ihara
  • Patent number: 11429909
    Abstract: An information-technology utilization evaluation device includes a first determination unit to determine an attainment level of a first evaluation element in an evaluation-target management target process including a set of unit processes. The first evaluation element represents a degree of automation achieved by utilizing information technology. The information-technology utilization evaluation device includes a second determination unit to determine an attainment level of a second evaluation element in the management target process. The second evaluation element represents a scale of a set of unit processes utilizing the information technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki Nakagami, Hiroyoshi Kishimoto, Mitsuyasu Matsuo, Takeshi Kurosaki, Takaaki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220267530
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a platinum-group metal catalyst having high storage stability and being able to promote an addition reaction even when the amount of the platinum-group metal catalyst is small; a curable organopolysiloxane composition comprising the catalyst; and a release sheet comprising a cured product of the composition. That is, the present invention provides a catalyst composition comprising i) a platinum-group metal catalyst and ii) an organopolysiloxane having at least two (meth)acryloyl groups in one molecule, wherein an amount of the platinum-group metal atom is 0.01 to 5.0 mass %, based on a total mass of the catalyst composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Ataru Kobayashi, Toshiaki Ihara
  • Patent number: 11377763
    Abstract: A braid including a core part and a sheath part, wherein the core part includes a high strength fiber (a) having a fineness of 300 to 4,000 dtex and a tensile strength of 12 cN/dtex or more, and the sheath part includes a colored synthetic fiber (b) having a fineness of 60 to 1,000 dtex and a tensile strength of less than 12 cN/dtex. A volume ratio [av/bv] of the high strength fiber (a) constituting the core part to the colored synthetic fiber (b) constituting the sheath part is from 73/27 to 40/60. The sheath part has a braid-like structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Kusudo, Toshiaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11053610
    Abstract: A polyvinyl alcohol fiber that can easily be fibrillated at a low manufacture cost is provided. The readily fibrillative polyvinyl alcohol fiber contains a polyalkylene oxide in addition to a polyvinyl alcohol. A mass ratio of the polyalkylene oxide ranges from 3 to 40% relative to the total mass of the polyvinyl alcohol and the polyalkylene oxide. A method for manufacturing the polyvinyl alcohol fiber is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masami Kawakami, Toshiaki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Kawai, Shinichi Takemoto, Tomohiro Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 11013310
    Abstract: A toothbrush capable of inhibiting damage of an oral cavity of a user that includes: a head section that has a bristle implanting surface on a front end side; a handle section that is disposed on a rear end side from the head section and has a handle section main body; and a neck section that is disposed between the bristle implanting surface and the handle section. The toothbrush has a deforming portion that is located on the rear end side from the bristle implanting surface and is deformed, while stress characteristics associated with bending due to an external force acting on the head section are in a plane stress condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Lion Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke Hachisuka, Toshiaki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200277715
    Abstract: Disclosed is a braid comprising a core part and a sheath part, wherein the core part comprises a high strength fiber (a) having a fineness of 300 to 4,000 dtex and a tensile strength of 12 cN/dtex or more, and the sheath part comprises a colored synthetic fiber (b) having a fineness of 60 to 1,000 dtex and a tensile strength of less than 12 cN/dtex, and the sheath part has a braid-like structure. The braid has excellent mechanical strength and can be colored in various colors, and preferably hardly causes reduction in mechanical strength even when exposed to an ultraviolet ray, and which hardly causes disappearance of the applied color even when subjected to mechanical friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumasa KUSUDO, Toshiaki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200269637
    Abstract: A bicycle tire at least includes a tread part provided to a ground contact surface of the bicycle tire and a carcass part provided inside the tread part. The bicycle tire also includes a reinforcing ply in at least one position selected from between the tread part 2 and the carcass part, inside the carcass part, and inside the tread part. The reinforcing ply at least includes a woven fabric made of polyvinyl alcohol-series fiber yarns. Each of the yarns includes a plurality of single fibers having an average fiber diameter of 45 ?m or smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Takemoto, Toshiaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10415656
    Abstract: Provided is a work-machine erroneous forward/backward travelling operation notifying device capable of improving safety by notifying, when a travel direction inputted to an operation input unit does not conform to the condition of a transmission clutch, an operator of the non-conformance. Whether the conditions of clutches 121 to 124 conform to a travel direction inputted to a selection lever 141 is determined on the basis of a pressure Pf sensed by a first pressure sensor 133a or a pressure Pr sensed by a second pressure sensor 134a and the travelling direction inputted to the selection lever 141. When it is determined that the conditions of the clutches 121 to 124 do not conform to the travel direction inputted to the selection lever 141, a vehicle 10 is notified that an erroneous operation will occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TADANO LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Kobayashi, Shingo Sakai, Eiji Yoshida, Koichi Morita, Kazuhisa Onishi
  • Publication number: 20190274417
    Abstract: A toothbrush capable of inhibiting damage of an oral cavity of a user that includes: a head section that has a bristle implanting surface on a front end side; a handle section that is disposed on a rear end side from the head section and has a handle section main body; and a neck section that is disposed between the bristle implanting surface and the handle section. The toothbrush has a deforming portion that is located on the rear end side from the bristle implanting surface and is deformed, while stress characteristics associated with bending due to an external force acting on the head section are in a plane stress condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ryosuke HACHISUKA, Toshiaki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10383902
    Abstract: Provided is an agent for promoting growth of nonpathogenic oral indigenous bacteria, or an agent for improving oral bacterial flora, which comprises the dry powder of one or more mushrooms selected from the group consisting of Hericium erinaceus, Grifola frondosa, Lyophyllum shimeji, Hypsizygus marmoreus, Pleurotus ostreatus, Agaricus blazei, and Lentinula edodes, or an extract thereof, and which has an excellent growth-promoting effect on nonpathogenic oral indigenous bacteria and an excellent improving effect on oral bacterial flora, and which is effective in maintaining balanced indigenous bacterial flora. Also provided is a composition for oral use containing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HOKUTO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Maruyama, Toshiaki Kobayashi, Junya Kawai, Kenji Ouchi, Satoshi Inatomi
  • Publication number: 20190154092
    Abstract: Provided is a work-machine erroneous forward/backward travelling operation notifying device capable of improving safety by notifying, when a travel direction inputted to an operation input unit does not conform to the condition of a transmission clutch, an operator of the non-conformance. Whether the conditions of clutches 121 to 124 conform to a travel direction inputted to a selection lever 141 is determined on the basis of a pressure Pf sensed by a first pressure sensor 133a or a pressure Pr sensed by a second pressure sensor 134a and the travelling direction inputted to the selection lever 141. When it is determined that the conditions of the clutches 121 to 124 do not conform to the travel direction inputted to the selection lever 141, a vehicle 10 is notified that an erroneous operation will occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: TADANO LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki KOBAYASHI, Shingo SAKAI, Eiji YOSHIDA, Koichi MORITA, Kazuhisa ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20190050521
    Abstract: A method is for designing a structure in which a composite material including fibers and a resin is arranged as a damping material in a structure body. The method includes selecting a divided arrangement area in which the composite material is to be arranged, the divided arrangement areas being one of divided arrangement areas into which a composite material arrangement area of the structure in which the composite material is arrangeable is divided; selecting a lamination position where the composite material is to be arranged in a thickness direction of the structure; selecting a fiber direction of the fibers; and determining whether a design performance of the structure satisfies performance requirements, the design performance being derived from design parameters including at least the selected divided arrangement area, the selected lamination position, and the selected fiber direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sota KAMO, Kiyoka TAKAGI, Toshio ABE, Takayuki SHIMIZU, Naoto AZUSAWA, Tooru SHITANI, Takuji NAKAMURA, Kazumasa KUSUDO, Toshiaki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180179669
    Abstract: A polyvinyl alcohol fiber that can easily be fibrillated at a low manufacture cost is provided. The readily fibrillative polyvinyl alcohol fiber contains a polyalkylene oxide in addition to a polyvinyl alcohol. A mass ratio of the polyalkylene oxide ranges from 3 to 40% relative to the total mass of the polyvinyl alcohol and the polyalkylene oxide. A method for manufacturing the polyvinyl alcohol fiber is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Masami KAWAKAMI, Toshiaki KOBAYASHI, Hiroyuki KAWAI, Shinichi TAKEMOTO, Tomohiro HAYAKAWA
  • Patent number: D833973
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Kitsugi, Toshiaki Kobayashi, Hideaki Asano, Takasumi Murase, Masuhiro Yamasaki