Patents by Inventor Yasuhiro Kobayashi

Yasuhiro 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).

  • Patent number: 10890869
    Abstract: An electrophotographic fixing member having an elastic layer that is high in thermal conductivity in the thickness direction, resists causing fracture or plastic deformation even by repeated compression in a high temperature state, and is low in hardness. The electrophotographic fixing member has a substrate, and an elastic layer provided on the substrate, wherein the elastic layer contains a filler containing an inorganic oxide and is provided on an outer circumference of the substrate, wherein (1) in a binarized image on a first cross-section in a thickness-circumferential direction of the elastic layer and a binarized image on a second cross-section in a thickness-axial direction of the elastic layer, 1.0?(A/B)?2.0 and 0.40?(A+B)?0.50 are satisfied; and (2) 50°??Ave?90° is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Miyahara, Naoki Akiyama, Hiroto Sugimoto, Hiroki Muramatsu, Akeshi Asaka, Noriaki Kobayashi, Matsutaka Maeda, Yuji Kitano
  • Publication number: 20200409536
    Abstract: A screen generating unit generates a home screen for allowing a user to select a desired item of content from among multiple items of content, and the home screen includes a list in which multiple icons representing the multiple items of content are arranged. A display control unit displays the home screen on a television monitor. The screen generating unit further arranges, in the list on the home screen, a library icon used to search for an item of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Motoki KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro YAMANAKA, Shuji HIRAMATSU, Shigeru ENOMOTO, Taku SUGAWARA, Shinji KIMURA, Yumiko TANAKA, George ARRIOLA, Carsten SCHWESIG
  • Patent number: 10880504
    Abstract: An image pickup device according to an embodiment includes pixels each configured to output an analog signal based on electric charges produced in a photoelectric conversion unit and a control unit configured to control a gain applied to the analog signal to be at least a first gain and a second gain greater than the first gain in accordance with a signal value of the analog signal. Each of the pixels outputs, as the analog signal, a first signal and a second signal based on electric charges produced in the photoelectric conversion unit in a first exposure period and a second exposure period shorter than the first exposure period. The control unit controls the gain applied to the analog signal by selecting one from the first gain and the second gain in accordance with the signal value, for at least one of the first signal and the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Itano, Shoji Kono, Hideo Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Morita, Yasuhiro Oguro, Kei Ochiai
  • Publication number: 20200390937
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of a sheet-shaped cell culture for promoting healing of a lumen organ having a damaged part, particularly tissue of a duodenum, a method for producing a sheet-shaped cell culture. Also disclosed are embodiments of a method for regenerating a damaged part in a lumen organ using a sheet-shaped cell culture described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicants: NAGASAKI UNIVERSITY, TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro MARUYA, Ryo MATSUMOTO, Shinichiro KOBAYASHI, Kengo KANETAKA, Susumu EGUCHI, Ken OHNITA, Keiichi HASHIGUCHI, Fumiya OHASHI, Masaki MATSUMURA
  • Patent number: 10859955
    Abstract: An image heating member for heating an image formed on a recording material includes a base material, an elastic layer which contains a thermally conductive filler of 5 ?m or more in average diameter and which is provided on the base material, and a parting layer which is provided on the elastic layer so as to contact the elastic layer and which is formed of a fluorine-containing resin tube provided on the elastic layer. The fluorine-containing resin tube has 3% or more in heat contraction rate with respect to a widthwise direction of the image heating member before and after the fluorine-containing resin tube is heated and left standing in an oven at 200° C. for 30 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akeshi Asaka, Naoki Akiyama, Hiroto Sugimoto, Hiroki Muramatsu, Yasuhiro Miyahara, Noriaki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200377509
    Abstract: Provided is a novel aromatic ring compound which may have a GPR40 agonist activity and a GLP-1 secretagogue action. A compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the DESCRIPTION, or a salt thereof may have a GPR40 agonist activity and a GLP-1 secretagogue action, may be useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of cancer, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiac failure, diabetic complications, metabolic syndrome, sarcopenia and the like, and may afford superior efficacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicants: TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED, SCOHIA PHARMA, INC
    Inventors: Seiji MIWATASHI, Yasufumi MIYAMOTO, Koji WATANABE, Yayoi NAKAYAMA, Yuko HITOMI, Jumpei AIDA, Nobuyuki TAKAKURA, Hideki FURUKAWA, Naoyoshi NOGUCHI, Yasuhiro HIRATA, Shizuo KASAl, Toshitake KOBAYASHI, Tsuyoshi MAEKAWA, Satoshi SASAKI, Shigemitsu MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10850335
    Abstract: This cutting insert has: as cutting edges, arcuate cutting edges that are of an arc shape protruding toward an outer circumference side of a distal end. A chisel part is formed at an intersecting ridge line part between the flank faces of the pair of arcuate cutting edges. A round honing is formed on the cutting edge tip of the arcuate cutting edge at least in a range where a radial angle is 30° or less. A curvature radius of the round honing in a cross section perpendicular to the edge length direction of the arcuate cutting edge is 20 to 40 ?m. A chisel angle formed between the distal end part of the arcuate cutting edge and a chisel edge of the chisel part is 150° to 170° as seen in an insert front view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI TOOL ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kiuchi, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Takao Nakamigawa
  • Patent number: 10851313
    Abstract: A method of producing a lower olefin and BTX from stock oils selected from at least two kinds of oils is provided. The method includes a first catalytic cracking step of bringing one stock oil A into contact with a catalytic cracking catalyst; a second catalytic cracking step of bringing one stock oil B, having an aromatic component content smaller than that of the stock oil A, into contact with the catalytic cracking catalyst; and a separation and collection step of collecting the lower olefins and BTX from a product generated in the first and second catalytic cracking steps. A contact time A during which the stock oil A is in contact with the catalytic cracking catalyst in the first catalytic cracking step is longer than a contact time B during which the stock oil B is in contact with the catalytic cracking catalyst in the second catalytic cracking step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: ENEOS CORPORATION, CHIYODA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji Ida, Yasuyuki Iwasa, Masahide Kobayashi, Yukihiro Yoshiwara, Shinichiro Yanagawa, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Takashi Aozasa, Shinji Hyodo
  • Publication number: 20200371460
    Abstract: An electrophotographic fixing member having an elastic layer that is high in thermal conductivity in the thickness direction, resists causing fracture or plastic deformation even by repeated compression in a high temperature state, and is low in hardness. The electrophotographic fixing member has a substrate, and an elastic layer provided on the substrate, wherein the elastic layer contains a filler containing an inorganic oxide and is provided on an outer circumference of the substrate, wherein (1) in a binarized image on a first cross-section in a thickness-circumferential direction of the elastic layer and a binarized image on a second cross-section in a thickness-axial direction of the elastic layer, 1.0?(A/B)?2.0 and 0.40?(A+B)?0.50 are satisfied; and (2) 50°??Ave?90° is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Miyahara, Naoki Akiyama, Hiroto Sugimoto, Hiroki Muramatsu, Akeshi Asaka, Noriaki Kobayashi, Matsutaka Maeda, Yuji Kitano
  • Publication number: 20200369204
    Abstract: A parking assistance device includes: a surrounding-image generation circuit that generates a surrounding image that is a view of surroundings of a mobile object from above; an image display circuit that displays an assistance image at a position of an empty parking space in the surrounding image, the first assistance image indicating the empty parking space; and a turning determination circuit that determines whether the mobile object is turning. In a case where it is determined by the turning determination circuit that the mobile object is turning, the image display circuit prohibits the assistance image from being displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suzuki, Ko Sato, Daisuke Tanaka, Yasuhiro Sakurai, Ryota Yamanaka, Junya Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200369262
    Abstract: In a parking assistance method of a parking control device which executes parking control with respect to a free parking space surroundings a host vehicle, a first frame line of free parking space in a direction orthogonal to a vehicle width direction and a second frame line which forms a pair with the first frame line are detected, and a parking target is set on a straight line connecting between a point on the first frame line and a point on the second frame line, for example, the parking target is set on the straight line connecting between an end on the first frame line and an end on the second frame line, and parking control is executed so that a position of wheels of the host vehicle is matched with the parking target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suzuki, Ko Sato, Daisuke Tanaka, Yasuhiro Sakurai, Ryota Yamanaka, Junya Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200374613
    Abstract: A loudspeaker including: a magnetic circuit, a voice coil, a vibration plate, a housing, and a magnetic fluid disposed between a plate and the voice coil in a magnetic gap. The magnetic circuit includes a first flow path which passes from a vibration plate side to a rear surface. The housing includes a second flow path which extends the first flow path, and a third flow path which passes through from the vibration plate side to the second flow path. A proportion of a second area to a first area matches with a proportion of an outer area to an inner area, which is an area of the vibration plate corresponding to an inner side with respect to the voice coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Saiki, Yuji Matsuo, Kazuyuki Kosuda, Yuichi Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Makino
  • Publication number: 20200366996
    Abstract: A sound output device includes a loudspeaker including a diaphragm, a loudspeaker back space located behind the loudspeaker on a side opposite to a diaphragm, and a cable which is electrically connected to the loudspeaker and extends from the inside of the loudspeaker back space to the outside. The loudspeaker includes a diaphragm back space located in the back of the diaphragm on a side opposite to the sound radiating direction, and a sound hole having a first opening opened to the diaphragm back space and a second opening opened to the loudspeaker back space. When viewed from the first opening toward the second opening, the cable inside the loudspeaker back space is disposed outside the region of the sound hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kosuda, Yuji Matsuo, Yuichi Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Makino
  • Publication number: 20200361449
    Abstract: A parking assistance method of a parking assistance device for generating a peripheral image indicating a periphery of a vehicle as viewed from above to detect an unoccupied parking space, and displaying, on the peripheral image, an assistance image indicating that the detected unoccupied parking space is an available parking space, determines whether the vehicle intrudes on the unoccupied parking space. The parking assistance method inhibits the assistance image from being displayed on the unoccupied parking space on which the vehicle is determined to intrude in the peripheral image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suzuki, Ko Sato, Daisuke Tanaka, Yasuhiro Sakurai, Ryota Yamanaka, Junya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10821540
    Abstract: The seam welding apparatus includes a pair of rotating electrodes, an electrode supporting frame, a distance measuring means, and a controller. The electrode supporting frame supports the pair of rotating electrodes. The distance measuring means is provided on the electrode supporting frame and measures a distance to an edge of the steel plate. The controller controls the robot to adjust a running direction of the rotating electrodes so that a deviation comes into zero when a distance actually measured by the distance measuring means deviates from a predetermined distance. Thereby, it is accomplished that the seam welding apparatus is downsized as well as uninfluenced by the surface state and/or shape of workpiece (steel plate).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawai, Kazuhiko Yamaashi, Haruhiko Kobayashi, Mitsugu Kaneko, Noriko Kurimoto, Masami Nakakura, Teppei Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10799956
    Abstract: In an indexable rotary cutting tool of the present invention, a cutting edge portion of an insert includes a peripheral cutting edge, a bottom cutting edge, a cutting edge of a corner R, and a chamfered surface, a radial rake angle (?) of the cutting edge of the corner R has a negative value in an entire edge length region of the cutting edge of the corner R, and the radial rake angle (?) becomes a minimum value at an intermediate portion located between a pair of boundary points (P, Q) in the cutting edge of the corner R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Tool Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kiuchi, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Takao Nakamigawa, Fumihiko Inagaki, Yuuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10802688
    Abstract: A screen generating unit generates a home screen for allowing a user to select a desired item of content from among multiple items of content, and the home screen includes a list in which multiple icons representing the multiple items of content are arranged. A display control unit displays the home screen on a television monitor. The screen generating unit further arranges, in the list on the home screen, a search icon used to search for an item of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Motoki Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Shuji Hiramatsu, Shigeru Enomoto, Taku Sugawara, Shinji Kimura, Yumiko Tanaka, George Arriola, Carsten Schwesig
  • Publication number: 20200307348
    Abstract: An air conditioner for performing air-conditioning of an interior of a vehicle cabin includes a casing, an evaporator, a blower, a controller, and a cooling passage. The casing defines a ventilation passage through which air flows from an air introduction port toward an air outlet. The evaporator cools the air flowing through the ventilation passage. The blower is disposed on a downstream side with respect to the evaporator in the ventilation passage and generates an airflow in the ventilation passage. The controller controls an output from the blower. The cooling passage causes a position located on a downstream side with respect to the blower in the ventilation passage to communicate with a position located on an upstream side with respect to the evaporator in the ventilation passage. A controller is installed in the cooling passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo KOBAYASHI, Yoshihiko OKUMURA, Yasuhiro SEKITO, Shinya KATO, Tetsuya KONO, Yuki TSUMAGARI, Kira OIWA
  • Patent number: D907670
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Tool Engineering, ltd
    Inventors: Kenji Nagafuchi, Yasuhiro Kiuchi, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: D907671
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Tool Engineering, ltd
    Inventors: Kenji Nagafuchi, Yasuhiro Kiuchi, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi