Patents by Inventor Yasushi Nakamura

Yasushi Nakamura 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: 20170111043
    Abstract: An operation unit comprises a touch panel display, a home key and a power saving key. The power saving key includes an indication portion, and a first indication portion out of the indication portion has light permeability, and a color of its surface is a dark color, and a second indication portion has no light permeability or has it hardly, which is constituted by a double-layered print. In a surface side of this second indication portion, a figure indicative of a power saving key is printed in silver ink, and in a rear side thereof, a figure indicative of the power saving key is printed in black ink. In a normal state, when a backlight is lit, a surface of the first indication portion is bright, and a surface of the second indication portion is darker than the surface of the first indication portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Yasushi NAKAMURA, Osamu KAWATA
  • Patent number: 9587682
    Abstract: A clutch includes a clutch housing configured to hold a clutch plate, and a clutch gear configured to transmit rotary drive power to the clutch housing via a damper. The clutch housing has a rib that regulates a position, of the damper, in an axial direction. The dampers are accommodated in accommodation holes that are spaced from each other in a circumferential direction of the clutch gear. The rib is formed in an annular shape so as to be aligned with the accommodation holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Inagaki, Yasushi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9571026
    Abstract: An inverter apparatus that includes an inverter that is interposed between an AC rotary electric machine and both a DC power supply and a smoothing capacitor and that includes a plurality of switching elements; a controller that controls driving of the plurality of switching elements; and a current sensor that detects a current flowing through a wire connecting the DC power supply and the inverter together, wherein the controller determines whether or not to stop driving of all of the plurality of switching elements based on the current detected by the current sensor while the AC rotary electric machine is caused to perform a regenerative operation of generating power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Agata, Kazuo Aoki, Yasushi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170008017
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes an indexer block, a first processing block, a second processing block, and an interface block. The indexer block includes a pair of carrier platforms and a transport section. A carrier storing a plurality of substrates in multiple stages is placed in each of the carrier platforms. The transport section includes transport mechanisms. The transport mechanisms concurrently transport the substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NISHIMURA, Yasushi NAKAMURA, Yasuo KAWAMATSU, Ryuichi CHIKAMORI
  • Patent number: 9528591
    Abstract: A vehicle transmission includes an input shaft and an input side fifth speed gear that is relatively rotatably mounted on the input shaft. Axial one end face of the fifth speed gear is so disposed as to neighbor a stepped face between a large and reduced diameter portions in the input shaft. At a root portion continued to the stepped face in an outer peripheral surface of the input shaft, an escapement is formed so as to be recessed radially outwardly. A chamfered portion is formed in an angled portion at one end on the stepped face side in the inner peripheral surface of the fifth speed gear. The axial distance (b) from one end of the fifth speed gear to a terminating end of the chamfered portion is chosen to be greater than the axial distance (a) from the stepped face to the terminating end of the escapement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasushi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20160341721
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide an anti-human IgM monoclonal antibody that is capable of reacting specifically with human IgM and inducing immunoagglutination based on an antigen-antibody reaction with human IgM in solution, and an immunoassay using the said monoclonal antibody. Another objective of the present invention is to provide an agent for suppressing non-specific reactions caused by human IgM that could not be prevented by conventional methods, and an immunoassay in which non-specific reactions caused by human IgM are suppressed. By selecting a monoclonal antibody that reacts with human IgM on the basis of evaluation of reactivity with human IgM in solution, a novel monoclonal antibody capable of agglutinating human IgM by itself and performing a practical immunoagglutination assay has been obtained, and the objectives above have been thus achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki TAKAHASHI, Tomo SHIMIZU, Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, Yasushi NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9494877
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes an indexer block, a first processing block, a second processing block, and an interface block. The indexer block includes a pair of carrier platforms and a transport section. A carrier storing a plurality of substrates in multiple stages is placed in each of the carrier platforms. The transport section includes transport mechanisms. The transport mechanisms concurrently transport the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nishimura, Yasushi Nakamura, Yasuo Kawamatsu, Ryuichi Chikamori
  • Publication number: 20160329823
    Abstract: A power conversion device including at least two transformers having a first transformer and a second transformer, each for transforming a power between a primary coil and a secondary coil, wherein each secondary coil of the first transformer and the second transformer includes a positive output coil whose output voltage is positive, and a negative output coil whose output voltage is negative with respect to a reference voltage on a secondary side, and output powers of the positive output coil and the negative output coil are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi NAKAMURA, Yuji TAKAKURA
  • Patent number: 9476891
    Abstract: The present invention provides an insulin-specific assay and an assay reagent capable of sensitively and specifically assaying insulin using an antibody having a property of reacting with insulin bound to an anti-insulin antibody while not reacting with insulin not bound to an anti-insulin antibody, without being affected by proinsulin and insulin analogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Kondou, Tomo Shimizu, Mitsuaki Yamamoto, Yasushi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20160254534
    Abstract: A positive electrode for alkaline storage batteries that enables to improve the active material utilization rate, while suppressing the self-discharge. The positive electrode for alkaline storage batteries includes a support having conductivity, and a positive electrode active material adhering to the support. The positive electrode active material includes particles of a nickel oxide. The particles of the nickel oxide include a first particle group having a particle diameter of 20 ?m or more, and a second particle group having a particle diameter of less than 20 ?m. The first particle group includes a first component with cracks, and a second component without cracks. The proportion of the first particle group in the particles of the nickel oxide is 15 vol % or more, and the proportion by number of the first component in the first particle group is 15% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Kiyoshi HAYASHI, Yasushi NAKAMURA, Fumio KATO
  • Publication number: 20160134221
    Abstract: An inverter apparatus that includes an inverter that is interposed between an AC rotary electric machine and both a DC power supply and a smoothing capacitor and that includes a plurality of switching elements; a controller that controls driving of the plurality of switching elements; and a current sensor that detects a current flowing through a wire connecting the DC power supply and the inverter together, wherein the controller determines whether or not to stop driving of all of the plurality of switching elements based on the current detected by the current sensor while the AC rotary electric machine is caused to perform a regenerative operation of generating power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Agata, Kazuo Aoki, Yasushi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20160105092
    Abstract: A discharge control device where the discharge circuit is configured by a series circuit including a discharging resistor and a discharge control switch; and the discharge control unit controls the discharge control switch to a non-conducting state during non-discharge control in which the discharge control is not executed, and controls the discharge control switch to a conducting state during execution of the discharge control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LT.D
    Inventors: Yuji TAKAKURA, Yasushi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160090949
    Abstract: There is provided an intake manifold of a multicylinder engine capable of facilitating homogenization of concentration distribution of EGR gas in intake air and distribution of EGR gas into respective cylinders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Mutsuhisa ISHIHARA, Yasushi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160015232
    Abstract: Provided is a self-propelled electronic device in which performance for running over a level difference of a floor surface of a room is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Yasushi NAKAMURA, Koji MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20160011181
    Abstract: Provided is a method for the simple and highly accurate assay of PSA by a one-step reaction that does not use carriers having different average grain sizes. Also provided is a reagent therefor. The PSA assay method comprises sensitizing insoluble carriers having the same average grain size within a range of greater than 0.20 nm but 0.40 nm or less using two types of anti-PSA monoclonal antibodies having different epitopes that are anti-PSA monoclonal antibodies that will react with both free PSA and PSA-ACT, which is a complex of free PSA and ?1-antichymotrypsin, and bringing the carriers into contact with a sample in the presence of an aggregation promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki TAKAHASHI, Tomo SHIMIZU, Yasushi NAKAMURA, Shinya NAKAYAMA, Shinichiro KITAHARA
  • Publication number: 20150345567
    Abstract: A clutch includes a clutch housing configured to hold a clutch plate, and a clutch gear configured to transmit rotary drive power to the clutch housing via a damper. The clutch housing has a rib that regulates a position, of the damper, in an axial direction. The dampers are accommodated in accommodation holes that are spaced from each other in a circumferential direction of the clutch gear. The rib is formed in an annular shape so as to be aligned with the accommodation holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Inagaki, Yasushi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150280216
    Abstract: There is provided a nickel-metal hydride storage battery with suppression of rise in internal pressure, allowing suppression of alkaline electrolyte leakage even when two or more of the batteries are used. The battery includes: positive and negative electrodes; a separator interposed therebetween; and an alkaline electrolyte. The negative electrode includes: a material mixture layer including hydrogen storage alloy powder capable of electrochemically absorbing and releasing hydrogen; and a water-repellent layer including a first polymer including tetrafluoroethylene as monomer units, formed on the material mixture layer. The separator includes: a primary layer having a non-woven fabric structure of fibers; and a composite layer formed on the primary layer and being in contact with the water-repellent layer. The composite layer includes: fibers in continuity with the non-woven fabric structure; and a second polymer including tetrafluoroethylene as monomer units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Sumiyama, Yasushi Nakamura, Akiko Okabe, Fumio Kato
  • Publication number: 20150242026
    Abstract: A touch key of an operation console includes a circuit board (310) having a light source (312, 314), a light transmitting portion (322) transmitting light, a non-transparent light shielding portion (324) and a semi-transparent operation panel (300) covering upper surfaces of the light transmitting portion and the light shielding portion. The light transmitting portion accommodates the light source. The surfaces of light transmitting portion and light shielding portion in contact with each other are tightly sealed, and the circuit board (310) and the light shielding portion (324) cover the light transmitting portion (322) such that the light is emitted only from the surface in contact with the operation panel (300). Thus, leakage of light from around a figure indicating a touch key can be prevented, and the operation console comes to have a high-class look.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakamura, Hidenobu Mandai, Kazuhiro Matsuyama, Hiroyuki Nagao, Kazuhisa Yoneda
  • Publication number: 20150240933
    Abstract: A vehicle transmission includes an input shaft and an input side fifth speed gear that is relatively rotatably mounted on the input shaft. Axial one end face of the fifth speed gear is so disposed as to neighbor a stepped face between a large and reduced diameter portions in the input shaft. At a root portion continued to the stepped face in an outer peripheral surface of the input shaft, an escapement is formed so as to be recessed radially outwardly. A chamfered portion is formed in an angled portion at one end on the stepped face side in the inner peripheral surface of the fifth speed gear. The axial distance (b) from one end of the fifth speed gear to a terminating end of the chamfered portion is chosen to be greater than the axial distance (a) from the stepped face to the terminating end of the escapement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventor: Yasushi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150221989
    Abstract: Provided is a positive electrode active material for alkaline storage batteries that enables to achieve a high charging efficiency in a wide temperature range including high temperatures, and suppress self-discharge. The positive electrode active material for alkaline storage batteries includes a nickel oxide. In a powder X-ray 2?/? diffraction pattern using CuK? radiation of the nickel oxide, the ratio I001/I101 of a peak intensity I001 of (001) plane to a peak intensity I101 of (101) plane is 2 or more, and the ratio FWHM001/FWHM101 of a full width at half maximum FWHM001 of (001) plane to a full width at half maximum FWHM101 of (101) plane is 0.6 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Hayashi, Yasushi Nakamura, Yasuhiro Nitta