Patents by Inventor Yuichiro Komatsu

Yuichiro Komatsu 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: 20200354231
    Abstract: Provided is a functional unit for a bathroom that includes a functional component for a bathroom, separated from a water faucet device and fixed to a bathroom wall part; and a reforming unit that is formed integrally with the functional component for a bathroom and that includes a cartridge capable of reforming raw water flowing through a water supply passage from the water faucet device to a water discharge device. The reforming unit includes a casing that houses the cartridge, and the casing is detachably connected to the functional component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Shunji OTA, Kouji NAKATA, Mayuko OUCHI, Yuichiro KOMATSU, Naoya TAMURA, Wakaba HYODO, Shinichi YAGI, Touichirou MATSUURA, Kazuhiro SATO, Takashi HAGIWARA, Shinya SAKATA
  • Patent number: 10816921
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus includes a heating section including a belt having a layered structure in which a metal layer is held between nonmetal layers. The belt has a front surface that comes into contact with a toner image and a back surface that does not come into contact with the toner image. The belt has a first thickness from the front surface to the metal layer inside the belt and a second thickness from the back surface to the metal layer inside the belt. The fixing apparatus also includes a pressure section that holds, between the pressure section and the belt, a transported sheet of paper holding the toner image and that applies pressure to the sheet of paper. The fixing apparatus further includes a first static eliminating section that eliminates static from the belt while being in contact with a surface of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Sunohara, Nobuyoshi Komatsu, Yuichiro Saito, Yasunori Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20200176192
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor includes a capacitor element, an anode lead frame, a cathode lead frame, and an exterior member. The capacitor element includes an anode part and a cathode part. The cathode lead frame includes a cathode mount, a cathode connection part connected to the cathode mount, and a cathode terminal connected to the cathode connection part. The cathode lead frame bends in one direction at a first boundary between the cathode mount and the cathode connection part, and further bends in another direction at a second boundary between the cathode connection part and the cathode terminal. At least one of the cathode mount and the cathode terminal has a projection at an edge of the at least one of the cathode mount and the cathode terminal. The edge is at a side close to the cathode connection part. The projection projects in a first direction along which the anode part and the cathode part are aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: YUICHIRO YAMADA, MASAHIRO SATO, YASUYUKI KOMATSU, MIKIO KOBASHI, ATSUSHI NAGATOMI
  • Patent number: 10499670
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a method for producing processed cooked rice that renders cooked rice excellent in terms of both easiness to be loosened and texture, and is useful for stabilization of both steps and quality. [Solution] A method for producing processed cooked rice comprising the step of cooking rice using two or more amylases having different optimum acting temperatures to thereby improve the easiness of cooked rice to be loosened and the texture. Preferably, the method for producing processed cooked rice comprises the step of cooking rice using one or more heat-resistant amylases having an optimum acting temperature of 60 to 100° C. and one or more amylases having an optimum acting temperature of 30 to 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Saeki, Yuichiro Takagi, Masashi Komatsu, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190040612
    Abstract: Provided is a hand washing device with which malfunctions of a washing liquid dispenser can be prevented during hand washing without the need for a complex device structure. A hand washing device 1 comprises: a water discharger 10 that discharges water or hot water when an object is detected; and a washing liquid dispenser 20 that dispenses a washing liquid. The water discharger 10 includes: a water discharge port 12; a water discharge sensor 11 that detects an object within a detection range; and a water discharge control unit 16 that controls the discharge/cutoff of water or hot water from the water discharge port 12 on the basis of a detection signal of the water discharge sensor 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Hideyuki KOMAKI, Takahiro KONDOU, Yuichiro KOMATSU, Kousuke YASUMA
  • Publication number: 20180223509
    Abstract: A water faucet includes a water faucet main body and a spout head detachably attached to the water faucet main body. The water faucet main body has a support column having a water path and a coupling pipe protruding in a radial direction of the support column. The spout head is attached to the water faucet main body in a state of accommodating the coupling pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Hiromi AWADA, Nobuaki ITAZU, Takashi HAGIWARA, Naoyuki KAWAKUBO, Kousuke YASUMA, Yuichiro KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20170247866
    Abstract: An automatic water faucet includes a spout pipe; a spout port member having a spout port, the spout port member being housed at a leading end of the spout pipe such that the spout port member can be freely pulled out; and a sensor provided in the vicinity of the spout port for causing water to start being discharged upon detecting an object underneath the spout port. The spout port member is configured to be pulled out from a side behind the sensor in an axial direction of the spout pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Sachiko KESSOKU, Nobuaki ITAZU, Yuki SHIRAI, Yuichiro KOMATSU, Azumi KAMATA
  • Patent number: 9360450
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to make it possible to accurately and easily find out a solution when an error occurs and to make a display on a screen up to attaining the solution to be easily visible for a user, and has a solution display mode of sequentially displaying a plurality of question sentences in accordance with error content together with choices to the respective question sentences and displaying a next question sentence associated with the choice selected by a user and a choice to the next question sentence or a solution to the error content, and the choice to each of the question sentences is displayed together with a diagram showing the content of the corresponding choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8965724
    Abstract: The measuring device comprises a detection part provided with a pair of electrode parts to output a potential difference or a current value caused by contacting the respective electrode parts with a measurement object and a main body displaying, as a measurement result, a characteristic value of the measurement object obtained based on the potential difference, wherein the measuring device further comprises: a calibration start command receiving part receiving a calibration start command from a user; a stability degree calculation part calculating a degree of stability of the characteristic value based on a variation amount of the characteristic value; and a display output part displaying a value of the degree of stability itself at least before the calibration start command receiving part receives the calibration start command from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Horiba, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20120222467
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to make it possible to accurately and easily find out a solution when an error occurs and to make a display on a screen up to attaining the solution to be easily visible for a user, and has a solution display mode of sequentially displaying a plurality of question sentences in accordance with error content together with choices to the respective question sentences and displaying a next question sentence associated with the choice selected by a user and a choice to the next question sentence or a solution to the error content, and the choice to each of the question sentences is displayed together with a diagram showing the content of the corresponding choice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichiro KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20120226459
    Abstract: The measuring device comprises a detection part provided with a pair of electrode parts to output a potential difference or a current value caused by contacting the respective electrode parts with a measurement object and a main body displaying, as a measurement result, a characteristic value of the measurement object obtained based on the potential difference, wherein the measuring device further comprises: a calibration start command receiving part receiving a calibration start command from a user; a stability degree calculation part calculating a degree of stability of the characteristic value based on a variation amount of the characteristic value; and a display output part displaying a value of the degree of stability itself at least before the calibration start command receiving part receives the calibration start command from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichiro KOMATSU
  • Patent number: 4621463
    Abstract: A method of successively grinding a plurality of cams on a camshaft by performing a grinding cycle for each of the cams after each cam is brought into alignment with a grinding wheel through indexing movement in the axial direction thereof. The grinding cycle is performed with said camshaft being rotated and rocked respectively about its axis and a pivot axis parallel thereto and includes first to fourth steps. The substantial part of a stock removal of each cam is removed in the first step wherein the grinding wheel is infed at a rapid infeed rate as the camshaft is rotated at a slow rotational speed. The camshaft is rotated at a high rotational speed in the second step for removing from the cam a part of the stock removal which is to be cut off, but left uncut in the first step. Rotation of the camshaft at the high rotational speed is continued while the grinding wheel is infed in the third step for removing a grinding crack layer from the cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: Toyoda Koki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuichiro Komatsu, Toshio Maruyama
  • Patent number: 4528781
    Abstract: A method of grinding a workpiece for shaping it into a cam by imparting a rotary motion and a rocking motion, which conforms to the profile of a master cam, to the workpiece. In the first rough grinding step, a grinding wheel is rapidly entered into the workpiece while the workpiece is rotated at a low velocity. In the second rough grinding step, the grinding wheel is rapidly entered into the workpiece while the workpiece is rotated at a velocity greater than the low velocity. In the third rough grinding step, the wheel is rapidly entered into the workpiece while the workpiece is rotated at a high velocity. Each of the three steps includes a step for removing the portion left uncut in such a state that the infeed of the wheel is ceased. The depths of cut in the three steps DS.sub.1, DS.sub.2 and DS.sub.3, respectively, are so set that the following relation holds:DS.sub.1 >DS.sub.2 >DS.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Assignee: Toyoda Koki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Koide, Norihiko Shimizu, Yuichiro Komatsu, Toshio Maruyama
  • Patent number: 4498259
    Abstract: In a computerized numerical controller for a grinding machine, various grinding modes in which a plurality of portions on a cylindrical workpiece are respectively ground and plural sets of machining data each for use in machining a corresponding one of the workpiece portions are input by a manual data input device for storage in a memory device under the control of a data processor. For preparation of an NC program for the workpiece, the data processor first decides a grinding order in which the workpiece portions are successively ground, based upon the grinding modes and the machining data stored in the memory device. The grinding order is decided in accordance with a predetermined rule designed to decrease the number of dressing operations effected on a grinding wheel of the grinding machine. Then, the data processor automatically prepares a NC program based upon the decided grinding order and the machining data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1985
    Assignee: Toyoda Koki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsumi Yamamoto, Yuichiro Komatsu, Ikuro Hamada
  • Patent number: 4484413
    Abstract: In a grinding machine having a workpiece drive device for rotating a workpiece about an axis and an infeed device for effecting relative infeed movement between a rotating grinding wheel and the workpiece, a computerized numerical controller is provided with a data input device for inputting a numerical control program for the workpiece and data indicative of the shape of the workpiece for storage in a memory device. A data processor of the controller calculates the rigidity of the workpiece based upon the shape data being stored in the memory device. Further, the data processor modifies by calculation rotational speed data and infeed rate data given in the numerical control program, based upon the calculated rigidity of the workpiece. The modified rotational speed data and the modified infeed rate data are respectively output to the workpiece drive device and the infeed device, so that the grinding condition of the workpiece is modified in accordance with the calculated rigidity of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: Toyoda Koki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsumi Yamamoto, Yuichiro Komatsu, Ikurou Hamada
  • Patent number: D884832
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichiro Komatsu
  • Patent number: D903050
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Ando, Yuichiro Komatsu, Youichirou Tomioka, Touichirou Matsuura