Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Noguchi

Yoshihiro Noguchi 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: 20200340146
    Abstract: A reinforcing fiber mat manufacturing apparatus according to the present invention is a reinforcing fiber mat manufacturing apparatus that includes a hitting mechanism (40) that comes into contact with a reinforcing fiber bundle to split the reinforcing fiber bundle into a plurality of pieces, and, disperses the plurality of pieces. The hitting mechanism (40) includes a rotation shaft (41), a pair of rotation plates (42) attached to portions of the rotation shaft (41) apart from each other, and a plurality of hitting pieces (43) arranged to extend in parallel to the rotation shaft (41) between the pair of rotation plates (42). The reinforcing fiber mat manufacturing apparatus according to the present invention is a simple apparatus that reliably hits a reinforcing fiber bundle to split the fiber bundle into thin bundles, and disperses the thin bundles to a wide range without causing air turbulence to manufacture a reinforcing fiber mat having a uniform fiber basis weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kawahara, Takashi Ikushima, Yasumoto Noguchi, Tamotsu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10787691
    Abstract: A method for producing an L-amino acid such as L-glutamic acid is provided. An L-amino acid is produced by culturing in a medium a bacterium having an L-amino acid-producing ability, which has been modified so that the activity of a c1795 protein is reduced or the activity of a protein of which the expression is repressed by a c1795 protein is increased, and collecting the L-amino acid from the medium or cells of the bacterium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Hiromi Noguchi, Yo Nishiyama, Yoshihiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20200290527
    Abstract: A sound insulation structure includes a mass part and a plurality of spring parts. The mass part is arranged to be spaced from a compartment member that compartmentalizes an internal space of a structure body and an outside. At least part of the mass part has a flat surface shape. The spring part is arranged on a side facing the compartment member in the mass part. The spring part includes: a hollow film material having airtightness and flexibility; and a gas encapsulated within the film material. The film material includes a recess part on one surface which is at least one of surfaces on the compartment member side and the mass part side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ikumi Kurihara, Takashi Kondo, Yoshihiro Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20200290528
    Abstract: A sound insulating member includes a mass section and spring sections. The mass section is disposed so as to have a gap with respect to an outer panel which divides an internal space of a vehicle body and outside thereof, and includes at least a part which has a planar shaped form. The plurality of spring sections are disposed on the mass section at a side of the mass section facing an outer panel. Each of the spring sections has a hollow film member having airtightness and flexibility, and a gas sealed inside the film member. The film member has a first stepped section and a second stepped section that are formed in a stepped shape in an arrangement direction of the outer panel and the mass section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: National University Corporation Gunma University
    Inventors: Ikumi Kurihara, Takashi Kondo, Yoshihiro Noguchi, Yuma Tsuboi, Takao Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200247626
    Abstract: A medium feeding apparatus includes: a feed tray on which media M are placed; a draw-out unit that draws out an uppermost medium among the media placed on the feed tray; a hanging member that hangs the feed tray; and a load member that applies, when an amount of the media placed on the feed tray is equal to or smaller than a predetermined amount, a downward load to a portion of the feed tray located on an upstream side in a draw-out direction of the media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihiro NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200239920
    Abstract: A method for producing an L-amino acid such as L-glutamic acid is provided. An L-amino acid is produced by culturing in a medium a bacterium having an L-amino acid-producing ability, which has been modified so that the activity of a c1795 protein is reduced or the activity of a protein of which the expression is repressed by a c1795 protein is increased, and collecting the L-amino acid from the medium or cells of the bacterium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Hiromi Noguchi, Yo Nishiyama, Yoshihiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10624586
    Abstract: A pulse wave measuring apparatus is provided, the pulse wave measuring apparatus including: a cardiac pulse waveform information acquiring unit that optically acquires cardiac pulse waveform information from a region of a living body; and a pulse wave feature amount calculating unit that calculates a pulse wave feature amount based on the pulse waveform information, wherein the pulse waveform information acquiring unit has a video input unit that receives an input of a video of the region of the living body, and the pulse waveform information acquiring unit outputs a window signal that includes first sample data from the pulse waveform information, and outputs, from the video, the window signal whose sampling rate is fixed to a predetermined rate based on a reference signal indicating time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Noguchi, Shimpei Ogawa, Masaya Yamashita, Akihiro Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10569986
    Abstract: A partially separated fiber bundle includes separation-processed sections, each divided into a plurality of bundles of at least three bundles, and not-separation-processed sections, that are alternately formed along the lengthwise direction of a fiber bundle that comprises a plurality of single fibers. The partially separated fiber bundle is characterized in that, at any width-direction cross-section taken along the lengthwise direction thereof, a rate of single fibers contained in a region at which adjacent divided fiber bundles are joined by a not-separation-processed part is 67% or less relative to the total single fibers in the width-direction cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Motohashi, Takafumi Hashimoto, Yasumoto Noguchi, Yoshihiro Kawahara, Tamotsu Suzuki, Chiasa Sato
  • Patent number: 10563454
    Abstract: A heat-ray-blocking fluororesin film includes a heat-ray-blocking metal oxide and a hydrotalcite-type compound represented by Chemical Formula [1], wherein the content of the hydrotalcite-based compound is 0.03 to 1.0 wt %. The heat-ray-blocking fluororesin can exhibit excellent heat-ray-blocking performance while keeping the properties inherent in fluororesin films such as mechanical properties, transparency and long-term weatherability and is transparent and can be used out of doors for a long period of time, wherein Mg2+1?a.Al3+a(OH?)2.ANn?a/n.cH2O where 0.2?a?0.35 and 0?c?1; ANn? indicates n-valent anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd., Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., Toyocolor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Imaizumi, Yukio Noguchi, Atsushi Kimoto, Shinichi Tamura, Yoshihiro Kaneko, Takashi Horiguchi, Masayasu Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20190384540
    Abstract: A print controller includes a first print command unit, an output command unit, and a second print command unit. The first print command unit prints multiple page images onto multiple printing media in either one of a first sequence, in which the page images are printed starting from a leading page image toward a final page image, and a second sequence, in which the page images are printed starting from the final page image toward the leading page image. The output command unit gives a command for outputting the printing media to an output destination of a printing apparatus in a state where a printed face of each printing medium faces upward. The second print command unit gives a command for further printing the page images onto the printing media, which are fed to a feed destination of the printing apparatus while being kept in the upward-facing output state in the output destination, such that the printing is performed in the other one of the first sequence and the second sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke NOGUCHI, Takashi KIKUMOTO, Shingo TAJIMA, Megumi YAMAGUCHI, Yoshihiro SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190354328
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a reception unit that receives a print job which includes print data and which specifies back printing to be performed on a transparent recording medium, a generation unit that generates a display image to be printed on a front surface of the transparent recording medium and a display image to be printed on a back surface on the transparent recording medium on the basis of the print data included in the print job, and a display unit that displays the display image to be printed on the front surface and the display image to be printed on the back surface generated by the generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo TAJIMA, Daisuke NOGUCHI, Takashi KIKUMOTO, Megumi YAMAGUCHI, Yoshihiro SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190347052
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a reception unit that receives specification for covering a color of a medium on which printing is to be performed, a generation unit that generates, using the specification, a print job for additional printing, in which a same color is printed plural times, and a control unit that controls a printing process in accordance with the print job generated by the generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi YAMAGUCHI, Takashi KIKUMOTO, Shingo TAJIMA, Daisuke NOGUCHI, Yoshihiro SASAKI
  • Patent number: 10422694
    Abstract: There is provided an optical characteristic measurement system that can be set up in a relatively short time and can increase a detection sensitivity. The optical characteristic measurement system includes a first measurement apparatus. The first measurement apparatus includes: a first detection element arranged in a housing; a first cooling unit at least partially joined to the first detection element that cools the detection element; and a suppression mechanism that suppresses temperature variations occurring around the detection element in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Osawa, Tsutomu Mizuguchi, Munehiro Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10422695
    Abstract: There is provided an optical characteristic measurement system that can be set up in a relatively short time and can increase a detection sensitivity. The optical characteristic measurement system includes a first measurement apparatus. The first measurement apparatus includes: a first detection element arranged in a housing; a first cooling unit at least partially joined to the first detection element that cools the detection element; and a suppression mechanism that suppresses temperature variations occurring around the detection element in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Osawa, Tsutomu Mizuguchi, Munehiro Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20190263625
    Abstract: A partially separated fiber bundle includes separation-processed sections, each divided into a plurality of bundles of at least three bundles, and not-separation-processed sections, that are alternately formed along the lengthwise direction of a fiber bundle that comprises a plurality of single fibers. The partially separated fiber bundle is characterized in that, at any width-direction cross-section taken along the lengthwise direction thereof, a rate of single fibers contained in a region at which adjacent divided fiber bundles are joined by a not-separation-processed part is 67% or less relative to the total single fibers in the width-direction cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuya Motohashi, Takafumi Hashimoto, Yasumoto Noguchi, Yoshihiro Kawahara, Tamotsu Suzuki, Chiasa Sato
  • Publication number: 20190170578
    Abstract: There is provided an optical characteristic measurement system that can be set up in a relatively short time and can increase a detection sensitivity. The optical characteristic measurement system includes a first measurement apparatus. The first measurement apparatus includes: a first detection element arranged in a housing; a first cooling unit at least partially joined to the first detection element that cools the detection element; and a suppression mechanism that suppresses temperature variations occurring around the detection element in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro OSAWA, Tsutomu MIZUGUCHI, Munehiro NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190170577
    Abstract: There is provided an optical characteristic measurement system that can be set up in a relatively short time and can increase a detection sensitivity. The optical characteristic measurement system includes a first measurement apparatus. The first measurement apparatus includes: a first detection element arranged in a housing; a first cooling unit at least partially joined to the first detection element that cools the detection element; and a suppression mechanism that suppresses temperature variations occurring around the detection element in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro OSAWA, Tsutomu MIZUGUCHI, Munehiro NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190069780
    Abstract: An estimating device to estimate blood oxygen concentration of a living body including: an acquiring unit to acquire optical information from the living body; a converting unit to convert a signal included in the optical information into a first color-difference signal; and a calculating unit to calculate the blood oxygen concentration of the living body based on the first color-difference signal is provided. Also, the acquiring unit may acquire optical information based on reflected light from the living body. Furthermore, the converting unit may convert a signal included in the optical information into a second color-difference signal that is different from the first color-difference signal; and the calculating unit may calculate the blood oxygen concentration based on the first color-difference signal and the second color-difference signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi YAMAMOTO, Yoshihiro NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190053722
    Abstract: An apparatus that stores information on a pulse wave of a living body is provided, the apparatus including: a receiving unit that receives a bias signal and a fundamental wave signal of the pulse wave, respectively; and a storage unit that stores the bias signal and fundamental wave signal. A terminal is provided, the terminal including: an acquiring unit that acquires a pulse wave signal of a living body; a calculating unit that calculates a bias signal and a fundamental wave signal of the pulse wave from the pulse wave signal; and a transmitting unit that transmits the bias signal and the fundamental wave signal to an apparatus provided outside. In addition, a bioinformation system including an apparatus according to the present specification and a terminal according to the present specification is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Shimpei OGAWA, Yoshihiro NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180022142
    Abstract: An embossment formation area is formed on one surface of envelope paper. The embossment formation area is left-right symmetric with respect to a centerline including the centerline parallel to a paper feed direction (transport direction), and is formed rearward over a predetermined length from a leading end in the paper feed direction. An embossment has convexes that are equal in height to or higher than the thickness of transparent film attached to a window, that is, a thickness change portion. Even when many sheets of the envelope paper are stacked, the envelope paper can be fed without causing a double feed or a no-load feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihiro NOGUCHI