Patents by Inventor Yoshitaka Nose

Yoshitaka Nose 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: 20200283867
    Abstract: Provided are a stainless steel sheet with good corrosion resistance, low contact resistance and good press workability without the use of expensive materials such as gold or rare metals, and a method of manufacture the same. A method of manufacturing a stainless steel sheet includes: preparing a slab having a chemical composition including, in mass %: 20 to 26% Cr, up to 0.1% N, up to 2.0% Si, etc. (step S1); performing hot rolling and cold rolling on the slab to produce a rolled steel sheet with a thickness of 50 to 200 ?m (step S2); an annealing step in which the rolled steel sheet is annealed and cooled in a gas atmosphere containing nitrogen (step S3); and pickling the rolled steel sheet after the annealing step with a solution containing a non-oxidizing acid (step S4). The stainless steel sheet has an N content of 0.6 to 2.0% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL STAINLESS STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideya KAMINAKA, Yoshitaka NISHIYAMA, Koichi NOSE, Jun MAKI, Junko IMAMURA, Kohei MAEJIMA, Yuya TAKASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10738242
    Abstract: A compound and a polymer which can each form a photo-alignment film having excellent ability of controlling alignment, a photo-alignment film obtained using the polymer and an optically anisotropic body and a liquid crystal display element each having the photo-alignment film are provided. A compound represented by the general formula (1). In the formula, P represents a polymerizable group, Z and Z1 represent divalent linking groups, A and A1 represent divalent cyclic groups, and X1 to X5 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, a chlorine atom, a hydroxy group, a nitro group, a cyano group or an alkyl group having 1 to 40 carbon atoms which may have a substituent, provided that X1, X2, X4 and X5 are not simultaneously hydrogen atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiaki Kodera, Yoshitaka Saito, Hiroshi Hasebe, Masanao Takashima, Shuuhei Yamamoto, Kouzi Satou, Sayaka Nose, Kazuki Obi, Hiroyuki Itou
  • Publication number: 20200091523
    Abstract: A titanium material including a base metal made of pure titanium or a titanium alloy and a titanium oxide film formed on the base metal. Peak intensities obtained by thin-film X-ray diffraction analysis performed on an outer layer of the titanium material using an incident angle of 0.3° satisfy (I(104)+I(200))/I(101)?0.08?0.004×I(200), where I(104) is the peak intensity resulting from a plane (104) of a Ti2O3 phase, I(200) is the peak intensity resulting from a plane (200) of a TiO phase, I(101) is the peak intensity resulting from a plane (101) of an ?-Ti phase, and 0<I(104), 0?I(200), and 0<I(101). The titanium material is inexpensive and has both the electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hideya Kaminaka, Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Koichi Nose, Junko Imamura, Haruka Sato
  • Patent number: 10435100
    Abstract: A bicycle component is provided with a base including a recess, a cover, a protected member that is at least partially arranged in the recess, and an engagement portion. The cover is configured to close the recess. The protected member is at least partially arranged in the recess. The engagement portion is configured separately from the cover and the protected member. The engagement portion is arranged in the recess and engages the cover that covers the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto Shimoda, Yoshitaka Nose, Yuya Yoneda, Taihei Nishihara
  • Patent number: 10170737
    Abstract: A battery holder includes a first base, a first holding portion and a second holding portion. The first base is opposed to a first end of the battery unit in the state in which the battery unit is located at a first holding position. The first holding portion is movably arranged on the first base between a first position, where the first holding portion contacts a held portion of the battery unit to hold the battery unit at the first holding position, and a second position, where the first holding portion is separated from the held portion. The second holding portion is arranged on the first base at a downstream side of the first holding portion in a removal direction of the battery unit from the battery holder to hold the battery unit at a second holding position that is located at a downstream side of the first holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: Shimano Inc., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Shimoda, Yoshitaka Nose, Yuya Yoneda, Taihei Nishihara, Koji Wada, Henry Bosch, Bas Van Dooren
  • Publication number: 20180208269
    Abstract: A bicycle shifting device calibration system, a bicycle seatpost calibration system and a bicycle suspension calibration system are provided that allow for easy setting of a shifting position or an actuation parameter. The bicycle shifting device calibration system includes an electronic controller and a memory. The electronic controller sets a plurality of shifting positions related to a shifting device based on vibration information that is output from a vibration detector in a case where a movable portion of the shifting device is continuously moved from a first position to a second position, which differs from the first position, in a state where the shifting device is coupled to a bicycle. The memory stores the plurality of shifting positions set by the electronic controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshitaka NOSE, Takeshi KUROIWA, Takashi KOMEMUSHI
  • Publication number: 20180009496
    Abstract: A bicycle component is provided with a base including a recess, a cover, a protected member that is at least partially arranged in the recess, and an engagement portion. The cover is configured to close the recess. The protected member is at least partially arranged in the recess. The engagement portion is configured separately from the cover and the protected member. The engagement portion is arranged in the recess and engages the cover that covers the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Yoshitaka NOSE, Yuya YONEDA, Taihei NISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20180006278
    Abstract: A battery holder includes a first base, a first holding portion and a second holding portion. The first base is opposed to a first end of the battery unit in the state in which the battery unit is located at a first holding position. The first holding portion is movably arranged on the first base between a first position, where the first holding portion contacts a held portion of the battery unit to hold the battery unit at the first holding position, and a second position, where the first holding portion is separated from the held portion. The second holding portion is arranged on the first base at a downstream side of the first holding portion in a removal direction of the battery unit from the battery holder to hold the battery unit at a second holding position that is located at a downstream side of the first holding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Yoshitaka NOSE, Yuya YONEDA, Taihei NISHIHARA, Koji WADA, Henry BOSCH, Bas VAN DOOREN
  • Publication number: 20180006277
    Abstract: A battery holder includes a first base, a first restriction portion and a holding portion. The first base is opposed to one end of a battery unit in a first direction in the state in which the battery unit is located at a holding position. The first restriction portion is configured to restrict relative movement of the battery unit and the first base in the first direction. The holding portion is movable to a first position, at which the battery unit contacts a held portion of the battery unit, and a second position, at which the holding portion is separated from the held portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Yoshitaka NOSE, Yuya YONEDA, Taihei NISHIHARA, Koji WADA
  • Publication number: 20180001785
    Abstract: A bicycle battery unit is configured to reduce the effect of contact with an obstacle. The bicycle battery unit includes a plurality batteries, a housing accommodating the batteries and a protector. The protector is integrally provided on at least a portion of the outer surface of the housing. The protector has a lower hardness than a hardness of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Yoshitaka NOSE, Yuya YONEDA, Taihei NISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 9179025
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a reading portion, a document type specifying device, and a feed controller. At the reading portion, one side of a document is read. The document type specifying device is configured to specify whether the document is a first type document or a second type document of which length in a feed direction is longer than the first type document. The feed controller is configured or programmed to perform a U-turn control and a switchback control. In the U-turn control, after reading a first side of the first type document at the reading portion, the first type document is fed in a U-turn manner without switching back, and a second side of the first type document is read at the reading portion. In the switchback control, after reading a first side of the second type document at the reading portion, the second type document is caused to switch back, and then a second side of the second type document is read at the reading portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Otsuki, Yoshitaka Nose, Satoshi Washida
  • Publication number: 20150189111
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a reading portion, a document type specifying device, and a feed controller. At the reading portion, one side of a document is read. The document type specifying device is configured to specify whether the document is a first type document or a second type document of which length in a feed direction is longer than the first type document. The feed controller is configured or programmed to perform a U-turn control and a switchback control. In the U-turn control, after reading a first side of the first type document at the reading portion, the first type document is fed in a U-turn manner without switching back, and a second side of the first type document is read at the reading portion. In the switchback control, after reading a first side of the second type document at the reading portion, the second type document is caused to switch back, and then a second side of the second type document is read at the reading portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Osamu OTSUKI, Yoshitaka NOSE, Satoshi WASHIDA
  • Patent number: 8587848
    Abstract: A document feeding route is provided in an automatic document feeder, and a feeder cover is provided on an upper portion of the automatic feeder and arranged to open and close an upstream half route of the document feeding route by being movable in a pivoting fashion. A plurality of pairs of drive rollers and idler rollers are provided in a downstream half route to feed a document toward a document ejection port. A jam clearance mechanism arranged to move the idler rollers or the drive rollers in a direction toward releasing a nipped state is arranged to face the downstream half route. The jam clearance mechanism includes a pair of cam frames and releasing bodies. The cam frames undergo a sliding displacement in a direction along which the pairs of idler rollers and drive rollers are arranged in coordination with opening and closing of the feeder cover. The releasing bodies move back and forth in coordination with the sliding movement of the cam frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nose, Satoshi Washida
  • Patent number: 8540237
    Abstract: An auto document feeder includes a lead path, a first reverse path, a second reverse path, and a both surfaces eject path. The lead path guides a document from a left side to a right side of a read position. The first and second reverse paths are connected to the lead path, and reverse the document to guide the document from the right side to the left side of the read position. A both surfaces eject path is connected to the first and second reverse paths and guides the document whose image information of a second surface has been read to eject further to the right side than the read position. A shared curve path shared by the lead path and the both surfaces eject path includes a portion between the read position and a portion in which a lead curve path protrudes the most.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nose, Toshihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 8521066
    Abstract: An ADF includes an ADF main body portion, a scanner frame, a gear portion, a resistance gear, a torque limiter, and an outer cover. The scanner frame is arranged to be supported at the ADF main body portion such that it is rotatable. The gear portion is arranged on a rotation axis line of the scanner frame to integrally rotate with the scanner frame. The torque limiter is arranged to apply a resistance to the resistance gear that meshes with the gear portion when the scanner frame rotates from an exposed position to a usage position. The outer cover is attached to the ADF main body portion to cover one portion of the gear portion. The outer cover includes a contacting portion arranged to regulate the movement of the gear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Nose
  • Publication number: 20130208326
    Abstract: An auto document feeder includes a lead path, a first reverse path, a second reverse path, and a both surfaces eject path. The lead path guides a document from a left side to a right side of a read position. The first and second reverse paths are connected to the lead path, and reverse the document to guide the document from the right side to the left side of the read position. A both surfaces eject path is connected to the first and second reverse paths and guides the document whose image information of a second surface has been read to eject further to the right side than the read position. A shared curve path shared by the lead path and the both surfaces eject path includes a portion between the read position and a portion in which a lead curve path protrudes the most.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka NOSE, Toshihiro KAWAMURA
  • Patent number: 8398075
    Abstract: An auto document feeder includes a lead path, a first reverse path, a second reverse path, and a both surfaces eject path. The lead path guides a document from a left side to a right side of a read position. The first reverse path and the second reverse path are connected to the lead path, and reverse the document to guide the document from the right side to the left side of the read position. A both surfaces eject path is connected to the first reverse path and the second reverse path and guides the document whose image information of a second surface has been read so as to eject further to the right side than the read position. Further, the lead path includes a lead curve path which protrudes to the left side and is arranged more to the left side than the read position. A shared curve path shared by the lead path and the both surfaces eject path includes a portion between the read position and a portion in which the lead curve path protrudes the most.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nose, Toshihiro Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20120170087
    Abstract: A document feeding route is provided in an automatic document feeder, and a feeder cover is provided on an upper portion of the automatic feeder and arranged to open and close an upstream half route of the document feeding route by being movable in a pivoting fashion. A plurality of pairs of drive rollers and idler rollers are provided in a downstream half route to feed a document toward a document ejection port. A jam clearance mechanism arranged to move the idler rollers or the drive rollers in a direction toward releasing a nipped state is arranged to face the downstream half route. The jam clearance mechanism includes a pair of cam frames and releasing bodies. The cam frames undergo a sliding displacement in a direction along which the pairs of idler rollers and drive rollers are arranged in coordination with opening and closing of the feeder cover. The releasing bodies move back and forth in coordination with the sliding movement of the cam frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nose, Satoshi Washida
  • Publication number: 20110254216
    Abstract: An auto document feeder includes a lead path, a first reverse path, a second reverse path, and a both surfaces eject path. The lead path guides a document from a left side to a right side of a read position. The first reverse path and the second reverse path are connected to the lead path, and reverse the document to guide the document from the right side to the left side of the read position. A both surfaces eject path is connected to the first reverse path and the second reverse path and guides the document whose image information of a second surface has been read so as to eject further to the right side than the read position. Further, the lead path includes a lead curve path which protrudes to the left side and is arranged more to the left side than the read position. A shared curve path shared by the lead path and the both surfaces eject path includes a portion between the read position and a portion in which the lead curve path protrudes the most.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka NOSE, Toshihiro KAWAMURA
  • Publication number: 20110146435
    Abstract: An ADF includes an ADF main body portion, a scanner frame, a gear portion, a resistance gear, a torque limiter, and an outer cover. The scanner frame is arranged to be supported at the ADF main body portion such that it is rotatable. The gear portion is arranged on a rotation axis line of the scanner frame to integrally rotate with the scanner frame. The torque limiter is arranged to apply a resistance to the resistance gear that meshes with the gear portion when the scanner frame rotates from an exposed position to a usage position. The outer cover is attached to the ADF main body portion to cover one portion of the gear portion. The outer cover includes a contacting portion arranged to regulate the movement of the gear portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka NOSE