Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Kimura

Yoshiaki Kimura 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: 20240181883
    Abstract: A moving object including a display apparatus capable of performing highly visible display is provided. The moving object includes a display unit, an imaging unit, an arithmetic unit, and a control unit. The display unit has a function of displaying a display image. The imaging unit has a function of obtaining a first captured image including the display image and an external view overlapping with the display image. The arithmetic unit has a function of comparing a color of the display image and a color of the external view and correcting the color of the display image on the basis of a comparison result. The control unit has a function of controlling running of the moving object on the basis of the first captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Hajime KIMURA, Yoshiaki OIKAWA, Kentaro HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11954728
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing device includes processing circuitry configured to calculate a first index based on a plurality of pieces of first prediction data on an amount of electric power generated by a first electric power generation resource and a penalty imposed when an amount of electric power supplied to an electric power system is insufficient or excessive for a first amount of electric power which corresponds to a planned value of electric power generation amount, the first index being an index related to a yield obtained in a case that the first amount of electric power is tentatively bid in a first market; and determine a second amount of electric power to be bid in the first market based on the first index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Aisu, Takufumi Yoshida, Shigeta Kuninobu, Hiromasa Shin, Yoshiaki Shiga, Kotaro Kimura, Yuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11923661
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a surface emitting laser according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes the following two steps: (1) a step of forming a semiconductor stacked structure on a substrate, the semiconductor stacked structure including an active layer, a first DBR layer of a first electrical conduction type, and a second DBR layer of a second electrical conduction type, the first DBR layer and the second DBR layer sandwiching the active layer, the second electrical conduction type being different from the first electrical conduction type; and (2) a step of forming a mesa section at a portion on the second DBR layer side in the semiconductor stacked structure and then forming an annular diffusion region of the first electrical conduction type at an outer edge of the mesa section by impurity diffusion from a side surface of the mesa section, the mesa section including the second DBR layer, the mesa section not including the active layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Kawasumi, Hideki Kimura, Kota Tokuda, Yoshiaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11911466
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of the formula (1): wherein X, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, Y1, Y2, L, and m are as defined in the description, and a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which are useful as a vaccine adjuvant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Kimura, Hitoshi Ban, Yoshiaki Isobe, Hitoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20230320887
    Abstract: To provide an assist device capable of suitably providing an assist force to a worker even when an upper extremity is positioned relatively low, an assist device capable of generating an assist force for a worker includes a supporting portion capable of supporting an armpit of the worker, wherein the supporting portion is arranged to be independent of a motion of an upper extremity of the worker, and wherein the supporting portion is a reaction force receiving portion against a load force of a grasped object by the worker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki KIMURA, Hisashi WATANUKI
  • Publication number: 20220260205
    Abstract: An assist device including an upper extremity support capable of detachably supporting an upper extremity of a worker and generating an assist force counteracting a gravitational force acting on the upper extremity. The assist device enables the upper extremity support to move to and be kept outside an area in which work is executable by the upper extremity with an assist being off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki KIMURA
  • Patent number: 8048197
    Abstract: The present invention provides a low carbon steel sheet and a low carbon steel slab on which formation of surface defects can be surely prevented by preventing aggregation of inclusions in the molten steel and finely dispersing inclusions in the steel sheet or slab, and a process for producing the steel sheet and slab. The present invention provides a process comprising the steps of decarburizing a molten steel so as to produce a carbon concentration of up to 0.01% by mass, pre-deoxidizing the molten steel by adding Al thereto so as to produce a dissolved oxygen concentration from 0.01 to 0.04% by mass, adding thereto Ti and at least La and/or Ce, and casting the molten steel, and a steel sheet and a steel slab obtained by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Sasai, Wataru Ohashi, Tooru Matsumiya, Yoshiaki Kimura, Junji Nakashima
  • Patent number: 7669623
    Abstract: An elastic wheel comprises a rim for mounting a tire, a disk to be fixed to an axle, and a connecting apparatus for connecting elastically between the rim and disk, the apparatus comprising a pair of axially spaced internal flanges each provided on an inner circumference side of the rim and extending circumferentially, an external flange provided on a radially outer portion of the disk, the external flange disposed in a space between the internal flanges with an axial gap on its both sides and extending circumferentially, a pair of rubber dampers each disposed in the axial gap and connecting between the internal and external flanges, wherein each internal flange is provided on its axially inner side with a first groove, the external flange is provided on its both sides with a second groove so as to face each first groove, axial ends of each damper are inserted into the first and second grooves, and a radial gap is provided between the external flange and the inner circumference side of the rim in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignees: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Topy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Shiraishi, Tadashi Imamura, Yoshiaki Kimura, Kenji Maki
  • Publication number: 20090288799
    Abstract: A method of production of an ultralow carbon cast slab characterized by adding Ti to molten steel decarburized to a carbon concentration of 0.01 mass % or less, further adding at least one of Ce, La, and Nd, and using an immersion nozzle to inject the above molten steel from a tundish to a casting mold for continuous casting while maintaining a flow rate of Ar gas blown from any location in a range from a tundish upper nozzle to discharge ports of said immersion nozzle at 3 Nl (normal liter)/min or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Masafumi Miyazaki, Akihiro Matsuzawa, Katsuhiro Sasai, Wataru Ohashi, Yasuhiko Ohtani, Katsunori Yamada, Masahiro Doki, Go Hirata, Yoshiaki Kimura, Hajime Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20090026830
    Abstract: An elastic wheel comprises a rim for mounting a tire, a disk to be fixed to an axle, and a connecting apparatus for connecting elastically between the rim and disk, the apparatus comprising a pair of axially spaced internal flanges each provided on an inner circumference side of the rim and extending circumferentially, an external flange provided on a radially outer portion of the disk, the external flange disposed in a space between the internal flanges with an axial gap on its both sides and extending circumferentially, a pair of rubber dampers each disposed in the axial gap and connecting between the internal and external flanges, wherein each internal flange is provided on its axially inner side with a first groove, the external flange is provided on its both sides with a second groove so as to face each first groove, axial ends of each damper are inserted into the first and second grooves, and a radial gap is provided between the external flange and the inner circumference side of the rim in the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Masaki Shiraishi, Tadashi Imamura, Yoshiaki Kimura, Kenji Maki
  • Publication number: 20080149298
    Abstract: The present invention provides a low carbon steel sheet and a low carbon steel slab on which formation of surface defects can be surely prevented by preventing aggregation of inclusions in the molten steel and finely dispersing inclusions in the steel sheet or slab, and a process for producing the steel sheet and slab. The present invention provides a process comprising the steps of decarburizing a molten steel so as to produce a carbon concentration of up to 0.01% by mass, pre-deoxidizing the molten steel by adding Al thereto so as to produce a dissolved oxygen concentration from 0.01 to 0.04% by mass, adding thereto Ti and at least La and/or Ce, and casting the molten steel, and a steel sheet and a steel slab obtained by the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Sasai, Wataru Ohashi, Tooru Matsumiya, Yoshiaki Kimura, Junji Nakashima
  • Patent number: 7389999
    Abstract: A suspension element is disposed inside of a rim. The upper end of the suspension element is connected to a first support member mounted to a vehicle body. The lower end of the suspension element is connected to a second support member rotatably connected to the disk on the wheel. The shock and vibration from the wheel in the vertical direction are damped and absorbed by the suspension element. Also, a spring mechanism and a flat bearing are disposed in the wheel. The spring mechanism is disposed between a rotating member rotatably supported on the vehicle body and the rim of the wheel. If the rotating member is fixed to a brake drum, braking torque is transmitted to the wheel through the spring mechanism. The flat bearing is disposed between the rim and the rotating member and prohibits the axial movement of the wheel relative to the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Topy Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kimura, Tadashi Imamura
  • Publication number: 20080095595
    Abstract: An axial force control nut assembly 10 includes a seat member 11, a fastening nut 12 rotatable relative to the seat member and a ring assembly 13 disposed between the seat member and the fastening nut. The ring assembly 13 can include one or more rings. At least one of the rings is an axial force control ring 20 is freely rotatable before a bolt axial force reaches the proper axial force and is restricted in rotation after the bolt axial force is equal to or greater than proper axial force. Alternatively or in addition, the ring assembly 13 can include an elastic deformation ring 21. A gap is defined between a radially outer portion of the elastic deformation ring 21 and the seat member 11 before the bolt axial force reaches the proper axial force. The gap between the radially outer portion of the elastic deformation ring 21 and the seat member 11 becomes zero after the bolt axial force is equal to or greater than the proper axial force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Saburo Maruyama, Yoshiaki Kimura, Satoru Miyashita, Shoichiro Kodama
  • Patent number: 7347904
    Abstract: The present invention provides a low carbon steel sheet and a low carbon steel slab on which formation of surface defects can be surely prevented by preventing aggregation of inclusions in the molten steel and finely dispersing inclusions in the steel sheet or slab, and a process for producing the steel sheet and slab. The present invention provides a process comprising the steps of decarburizing a molten steel so as to produce a carbon concentration of up to 0.01% by mass, pre-deoxidizing the molten steel by adding Al thereto so as to produce a dissolved oxygen concentration from 0.01 to 0.04% by mass, adding thereto Ti and at least La and/or Ce, and casting the molten steel, and a steel sheet and a steel slab obtained by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Sasai, Wataru Ohashi, Tooru Matsumiya, Yoshiaki Kimura, Junji Nakashima
  • Patent number: 7284584
    Abstract: A laterally installing wheel including a rim in which a rim main portion and a side ring are disconnectably coupled to each other at a coupling portion of the rim main portion and the side ring, wherein the coupling portion is constructed such that a gap between the rim main portion and the side ring is inconspicuous from outside in the axial direction of the wheel. The coupling portion is provided at an axially inner portion of the rim. In a case where the coupling portion is provided at an axially outer portion of the rim, the coupling portion is located at an inconspicuous portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Topy Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20070057481
    Abstract: [Problems]To provide a wheel assembly allowing the elimination of an installation space for suspension element on the outside of a wheel and capable of satisfactorily damping and absorbing shock and vibration in the vertical direction. [Means for Solving Problems] Suspension element (70) is disposed, in a generally raised state, inside of a rim (11). The upper end of the suspension element (70) is connected to a first support member (50) mounted to a vehicle body. The lower end of the suspension element (70) is connected to a second support member (60) rotatably connected to the disk (12) on the wheel (10). The shock and vibration from the wheel (10) in the vertical direction are damped and absorbed by the suspension element (70). Also, a spring mechanism (30) and a flat bearing (40) are disposed in the wheel (10). The spring mechanism (30) is disposed between a rotating member (20) rotatably supported on the vehicle body and the rim (11) of the wheel (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicant: TOPY KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kimura, Tadashi Imamura
  • Publication number: 20060086447
    Abstract: A laterally installing wheel including a rim in which a rim main portion and a side ring are disconnectably coupled to each other at a coupling portion of the rim main portion and the side ring, wherein the coupling portion is constructed such that a gap between the rim main portion and the side ring is not visible or is hard to view from outside in the axial direction of the wheel. The coupling portion is provided at an axially inner portion of the rim. In a case where the coupling portion is provided at an axially outer portion of the rim, the coupling portion is located at an inconspicuous portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20050201734
    Abstract: A better way of replaying a video picture, using a small screenless portable DVD player, is disclosed. As a handy and easy way of charging a mobile telephone is also described by using the screen of the mobile telephone as a screen for a small screenless portable DVD player, and by connecting the small screenless portable DVD player with the mobile telephone with only one cable which transmits both picture signal and sound signal, use of the mobile to play DVDs is made easier. Moreover, by providing a USB terminal that provides electric power from the battery pack of the small screenless portable DVD player, on the side of the DVD player, and by charging electric power to the battery of the mobile telephone through this USB terminal, the mobile telephone is conveniently charged by the ordinarily larger battery of the DVD player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kimura, Totetu Li, Shigeru Kumada, Shigetoshi Chiwaki
  • Patent number: 6913050
    Abstract: A wheel with a spring unit includes a rim, a disc and a plurality of spring units. Each spring unit is directed circumferentially and arranged in an annular space between the rim and the disc. Each spring unit includes at least one metal spring. The metal spring may be a coil spring or a leaf spring, and may be prestressed in compression or tension. To restrict the lateral relative movement between the rim and the disc, a pair of stopper ribs are disposed on opposite sides of the spring unit, or an axial movement stopper is disposed at axially outboard end of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Topy Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20050076983
    Abstract: A run-flat core has a closed upper surface and an open lower surface and includes a reinforcement plate provided for reinforcement within the core. The core includes one or more blocks formed in the same shape with each other and connected in a circumferential direction of a wheel. The core has flanges protruding in right and left directions at a lower portion of the core. A band is wound onto the flanges, and by tensioning the band, the core is pressed to a rim. The blocks are connected to each other at a lower portion of the core. The core may include a longitudinal groove, and by winding the band onto the longitudinal groove, the core is pressed to the rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kimura, Takahiko Ito, Takashi Kainose, Masahiro Seto