Patents by Inventor Yoko Tanaka

Yoko 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).

  • Patent number: 11040599
    Abstract: An air conditioning device for a vehicle includes a foot duct main body portion and a protruding portion. The foot duct main body portion extends in the vehicle width direction inside an instrument panel, and is formed in a substantially tubular shape, one length direction end portion of which is connected to an air conditioning device main body. Blowing apertures that open toward the vehicle lower side of a vehicle cabin interior are formed at each of another length direction end portion and a length direction intermediate portion of the foot duct main body portion. The protruding portion provided at a region of a vehicle upper sidewall portion of the foot duct main body portion corresponds with the blowing aperture formed at the length direction intermediate portion. The protruding portion protrudes toward an opening of this blowing aperture formed at the length direction intermediate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210178462
    Abstract: A magnesium alloy structural member includes an alloy substrate that includes a sheet-shaped portion consisting of a magnesium alloy corresponding to an AZ91 alloy under the standards of American Society for Testing and Materials. The alloy substrate has a surface, a part of which is a mirror-finished portion having a surface roughness Ra of less than 0.3 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoko MAEDA, Motoyoshi TANAKA, Kenichi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10974768
    Abstract: A vehicle cabin front portion structure has a steering column of a vehicle, an instrument panel in which a face blowout port is formed further toward a vehicle transverse direction outer side than the steering column, an air conditioner main body that is provided within the instrument panel, further toward a vehicle transverse direction central side than the steering column, a knee airbag device that is disposed at a vehicle lower side of the steering column, and that inflates and deploys a knee airbag toward a vehicle lower side of the instrument panel, and a face duct that extends from the air conditioner main body to the face blowout port via a route that passes a vehicle rear side of the knee airbag device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200121700
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical preparation efficaciously promotes tissue wound repair. The wound repair promoter according to the present invention includes at least one active ingredient selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by Formula (1), salts of the compounds, and hydrates of the compounds or the salts. In the formula, R1 and R2 are each, identically or differently, selected from hydrogen and a hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogens, —COOR3, —CONR32, —COR3, —CN, —NO2, —NHCOR3, —OR3, —SR3, —OCOR3, —SO3R3, and —SO2NR32, where R3 is, identically or differently in each occurrence, selected from hydrogen and an optionally substituted aliphatic hydrocarbon group; and n represents an integer of 1 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: NAHLS CORPORATION CO., LTD., NIHON UNIVERSITY, RIKEN
    Inventors: Ryuzo YOSHIOKA, Yoko TANAKA, Manabu YAGUCHI, Takashi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200047813
    Abstract: A vehicle cabin front portion structure has a steering column of a vehicle, an instrument panel in which a face blowout port is formed further toward a vehicle transverse direction outer side than the steering column, an air conditioner main body that is provided within the instrument panel, further toward a vehicle transverse direction central side than the steering column, a knee airbag device that is disposed at a vehicle lower side of the steering column, and that inflates and deploys a knee airbag toward a vehicle lower side of the instrument panel, and a face duct that extends from the air conditioner main body to the face blowout port via a route that passes a vehicle rear side of the knee airbag device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200047590
    Abstract: An air conditioning device for a vehicle includes a foot duct main body portion and a protruding portion. The foot duct main body portion extends in the vehicle width direction inside an instrument panel, and is formed in a substantially tubular shape, one length direction end portion of which is connected to an air conditioning device main body. Blowing apertures that open toward the vehicle lower side of a vehicle cabin interior are formed at each of another length direction end portion and a length direction intermediate portion of the foot duct main body portion. The protruding portion provided at a region of a vehicle upper sidewall portion of the foot duct main body portion corresponds with the blowing aperture formed at the length direction intermediate portion. The protruding portion protrudes toward an opening of this blowing aperture formed at the length direction intermediate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9884931
    Abstract: Provided is a film for blister packs having barrier capability that is excellent in terms of impact resistance and thermal stability. Also provided is a vinylidene chloride polymer-containing latex that is ideal for producing the film. The coating layer of the film for a blister pack, and the latex, comprise a vinylidene chloride copolymer having a weight-average molecular weight, Mw, between 120,000 and 300,000 that is obtainable by emulsion polymerizing 70 to 95 parts by mass of vinylidene chloride and 30 to 5 parts by mass of one or more other monomer(s) copolymerizable with the vinylidene chloride, with the proviso that the total amount of vinylidene chloride and the other monomer(s) is 100 parts by mass).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Kameyama, Yoko Tanaka, Mitsuyuki Furukawa, Yosuke Yagi, Eiichi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 9804770
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display controller (100) which includes: a display section (74) operable to display thereon an operation screen (W) at a predetermined reference brightness, wherein the operation screen (W) has one or more instruction images (T1, T2, T3) arranged thereon and each depressable to input a specific operator instruction; a depression detection section (12) operable to detect a depression of each of the instruction images (T1, T2, T3); and a brightness adjustment section (14) operable, when a depression of one (T1) of the instruction images is detected by the depression detection section (12), to change brightness of the operation screen (W) from the reference brightness by a change amount preliminarily associated with the one instruction image (T1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9711383
    Abstract: In aspects of the invention, a holding stage of a pick up system can include a first stage on which a semiconductor chip is mounted with an adhesive sheet put in between, a second stage supporting the first stage, and an evacuation pipe. The first stage can be provided with a plurality of grooves, projections each being formed with side walls of adjacent grooves, and air holes connected to the grooves. The semiconductor chip can be mounted on the first stage so that the whole end portion of the semiconductor chip does not position on one groove. Then, a closed space surrounded by the adhesive sheet and the first and second stages and can be evacuated to make the semiconductor chip held on the projections. Thereafter, the semiconductor chip can be picked up by a collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9329550
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an operation panel including a display section that displays buttons, a touch panel section, and piezoelectric elements. The image forming apparatus also includes a vibration control section and a determination section. The vibration control section outputs a drive signal to the piezoelectric elements that causes vibration of the piezoelectric elements and the touch panel section. The determination section determines for each maintenance target whether the maintenance target is an inspection target that preferably undergoes maintenance within a preset period of a current time. Upon operation of a button while no inspection target is present, the vibration control section causes the touch panel and the piezoelectric elements to vibrate under a normal vibration condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9329687
    Abstract: A touch panel device includes a touch panel, a first displacement section, and a second displacement section. The first displacement section is in contact with a reserve surface of the touch panel and displaces the touch panel in a direction perpendicular to a plane of the touch panel based on a first drive signal. The second displacement section is in contact with the reverse surface of the touch panel at a location close to a location where the first displacement section is in contact with the reverse surface of the touch panel and displaces the touch panel in the direction perpendicular to a plane of the touch panel based on a second drive signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20160054886
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display controller (100) which includes: a display section (74) operable to display thereon an operation screen (W) at a predetermined reference brightness, wherein the operation screen (W) has one or more instruction images (T1, T2, T3) arranged thereon and each depressable to input a specific operator instruction; a depression detection section (12) operable to detect a depression of each of the instruction images (T1, T2, T3); and a brightness adjustment section (14) operable, when a depression of one (T1) of the instruction images is detected by the depression detection section (12), to change brightness of the operation screen (W) from the reference brightness by a change amount preliminarily associated with the one instruction image (T1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9253348
    Abstract: A display control device includes a display unit that displays one or a plurality of instruction images to be pressed to input operating instructions, a key press detection unit that detects a press on the instruction image, a key press duration detection unit that detects a duration of the time the key press detection unit continuously detects that the instruction image is being pressed, and a vibration drive unit that starts applying vibration to the display unit in response to a press on the instruction image detected by the key press detection unit and adjusts the amplitude of the vibration based on the type of the instruction image detected as being pressed and the key press duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150346666
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an operation panel including a display section that displays buttons, a touch panel section, and piezoelectric elements. The image forming apparatus also includes a vibration control section and a determination section. The vibration control section outputs a drive signal to the piezoelectric elements that causes vibration of the piezoelectric elements and the touch panel section. The determination section determines for each maintenance target whether the maintenance target is an inspection target that preferably undergoes maintenance within a preset period of a current time. Upon operation of a button while no inspection target is present, the vibration control section causes the touch panel and the piezoelectric elements to vibrate under a normal vibration condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Yoko TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20150116770
    Abstract: A display control device includes a display unit that displays one or a plurality of instruction images to be pressed to input operating instructions, a key press detection unit that detects a press on the instruction image, a key press duration detection unit that detects a duration of the time the key press detection unit continuously detects that the instruction image is being pressed, and a vibration drive unit that starts applying vibration to the display unit in response to a press on the instruction image detected by the key press detection unit and adjusts the amplitude of the vibration based on the type of the instruction image detected as being pressed and the key press duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150044489
    Abstract: Provided is a film for blister packs having barrier capability that is excellent in terms of impact resistance and thermal stability. Also provided is a vinylidene chloride polymer-containing latex that is ideal for producing the film. The coating layer of the film for a blister pack, and the latex, comprise a vinylidene chloride copolymer having a weight-average molecular weight, Mw, between 120,000 and 300,000 that is obtainable by emulsion polymerizing 70 to 95 parts by mass of vinylidene chloride and 30 to 5 parts by mass of one or more other monomer(s) copolymerizable with the vinylidene chloride, with the proviso that the total amount of vinylidene chloride and the other monomer(s) is 100 parts by mass).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Koichi Kameyama, Yoko Tanaka, Mitsuyuki Furukawa, Yosuke Yagi, Eiichi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 8888557
    Abstract: A method of transporting a semiconductor wafer having a ring-shaped stiffening portion can include the steps of pressing the semiconductor wafer from the back surface side to the front surface side thereof on a place different from a place at which the semiconductor wafer is to be held, the step of pressing the semiconductor wafer being conducted before holding the semiconductor wafer having the ring-shaped stiffening portion. The method can include releasing the attachment by suction of the front surface of the semiconductor wafer by supplying a positive pressure onto the chuck table, releasing pressing the semiconductor wafer from the back surface side to the front surface side thereof on the place different from the place at which the semiconductor wafer is to be held and picking up the semiconductor wafer having the ring-shaped stiffening portion from the chuck table while holding the semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140184545
    Abstract: A touch panel device includes a touch panel, a first displacement section, and a second displacement section. The first displacement section is in contact with a reserve surface of the touch panel and displaces the touch panel in a direction perpendicular to a plane of the touch panel based on a first drive signal. The second displacement section is in contact with the reverse surface of the touch panel at a location close to a location where the first displacement section is in contact with the reverse surface of the touch panel and displaces the touch panel in the direction perpendicular to a plane of the touch panel based on a second drive signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Yoko TANAKA
  • Patent number: 8477944
    Abstract: An identifier generator generates a second identifier containing information on contents. The second identifier is different from a first identifier used to grant a connection request sent from a terminal apparatus. A beacon transmitter transmits the second identifier, generated by the identifier generator, as a beacon. A connection processing unit permits the connection request by the first identifier stored beforehand in the terminal apparatus, and rejects the connection request by the second identifier. A base station apparatus generates the first identifier containing address information used to access a server apparatus, as an identifier used to permit a connection request sent from the terminal apparatus. The base station apparatus transmits, as beacons, a first identifier and a second identifier used to identify the base station itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hera Wireless S.A.
    Inventors: Yoko Tanaka, Yoshinori Hatayama, Kazuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: D753587
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka