Patents by Inventor Yuji Tanaka

Yuji 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).

  • Publication number: 20190311090
    Abstract: A management system includes: a right holder information storage unit which stores right holder information about a right holder entitled to use a delivery locker device; an agreement formation unit which, creates a block of a blockchain that includes a processing instruction, and stores the block into a block storage unit; a terminal device which transmits an assignment processing instruction; a process execution unit which, when obtaining the assignment processing instruction included in the block, updates the current right holder included in the right holder information; and a condition checking unit which, when determining that the condition for assignment fails to be met, creates a return processing instruction and transmits the return processing instruction to the agreement formation unit. When obtaining the return processing instruction included in the block, the process execution unit updates the right holder information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Naohisa NISHIDA, Yuji UNAGAMI, Junichiro SOEDA, Akira TANAKA, Fumiaki KAGAYA, Eiichi ABE
  • Patent number: 10439520
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, a motor stop control method of a motor stop control apparatus which includes an arithmetic control unit and a detection unit. The arithmetic control unit has a stop start position at which a stop control is started from a position which is a predetermined angle before a target position at which a motor stops. The arithmetic control unit calculates a rotational speed of the motor at the stop start position on the basis of a detection value of the detection unit, and a stop time at which the rotational speed of the motor reaches zero from the stop start position on the basis of a deceleration line indicating a change in the rotational speed of the motor, the rotational speed of the motor, and the predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: NIDEC CORPORATION, NIDEC COPAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Okazaki, Yuji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10437528
    Abstract: A method includes: associating content with erasure completion information indicating the content has been erased; forming an image of the content and an image at a time of formation indicating the erasure completion information; in a case where an erasure image is formed to be superimposed on at least a part of the image of the content on the recording medium, forming an image at a time of discarding indicating the erasure completion information and the erasure image, where the image at the time of discarding is associated with the content; and in a case where the erasure completion information is identified by the image at the time of formation and the image at the time of discarding included in single image data output when the image capturing device image-captures the recording medium, determining that the content associated with the erasure completion information has been erased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Tanaka, Hirokazu Kubota, Hiroaki Kubo, Toshimichi Iwai, Hisashi Uchida, Hironori Harada
  • Publication number: 20190301142
    Abstract: A hydraulic system includes a hydraulic pump, a first hydraulic actuator, a second hydraulic actuator, a first control valve to control the first hydraulic actuator, and a second control valve to control the second hydraulic actuator, the second control valve being arranged on a downstream side of the first control valve. The hydraulic system includes a first fluid tube in which a return fluid flows toward the second control valve. The first fluid tube couples the first control valve to the second control valve. The hydraulic system includes a second fluid tube in which a supply fluid flows toward to the first hydraulic actuator. The second fluid tube being connected to the first hydraulic actuator. The hydraulic system further a third fluid tube in which the return fluid in the first fluid tube flows toward the second fluid tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji FUKUDA, Yoshimitsu TANAKA, Keigo HONDA
  • Publication number: 20190301141
    Abstract: A hydraulic system includes a hydraulic pump, a first hydraulic actuator, a second hydraulic actuator, a first control valve to control the first hydraulic actuator, and a second control valve to control the second hydraulic actuator, the second control valve being arranged on a downstream side of the first control valve. The hydraulic system includes a discharge fluid tube in which the operation fluid flows. The discharge fluid tube is connected to the first control valve. The hydraulic system includes a first fluid tube in which a return fluid flows toward the second control valve. The first fluid tube couples the first control valve to the second control valve. The hydraulic system includes a second fluid tube in which the return fluid flows toward the discharge fluid tube, and a third fluid tube in which a supply fluid flows toward the first fluid tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji FUKUDA, Yoshimitsu TANAKA, Keigo HONDA
  • Publication number: 20190299912
    Abstract: An occupant protection device for protecting an occupant sitting in a front seat of a vehicle. The occupant protection device includes a front airbag device that is adapted to be mounted in front of the front seat and a roof airbag device that is adapted to be mounted on a roof of the vehicle. The front airbag device includes a front airbag that is inflatable and deployable for protecting an upper body of the occupant when an impact is applied to the vehicle from forward. The roof airbag includes a roof airbag that is inflatable and deployable downwardly between the front airbag and the front seat for protecting a head of the occupant when an impact is applied to the vehicle from forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Motoyuki TANAKA, Masashi HOTTA, Koji KAWAMURA, Yuji SATO, Hajime KITTE, Kenichi FUKURONO
  • Publication number: 20190302638
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes image forming units each of which includes an image bearing member, a contact charging member, and a developer bearing member of a toner, applies a charging bias in a direction in which the toner moves from the image bearing member to the charging member in an image forming period, and applied a charging bias of an opposite polarity relative to that in the image formation in a cleaning period, and collects the toner by the developer bearing member. In consecutive image formation, a charging bias in the image forming period is applied in a first interval period and which is between first and second image forming periods and a second interval period which is between second and third image forming periods. An absolute value of a charging bias applied in the second interval period is larger than that applied in the first interval period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Masanori Tanaka, Kazuhiro Okubo, Takahiro Kawamoto, Yuji Kawaguchi, Jun Miura
  • Patent number: 10431830
    Abstract: A current collector for a battery includes: a layer (1) formed from an electrically conductive material and at least one of (a) a polymer compound having an alicyclic structure, (b) a saturated hydrocarbon polymer compound having a hydroxyl group, (c) a phenoxy resin and an epoxy resin, and (d) an amine having an amine equivalent of 120 g/eq or less and an epoxy resin; a layer (2) which is formed on at least one surface of the layer (1); and a layer (3) formed from an electrically conductive material. The current collector for a battery has stability to an equilibrium potential environment in a negative electrode, a low electric resistance, a blocking property to solvent in electrolytic solution, and a blocking property to a component in an electrolyte. In addition, the current collector for a battery has a high capacity retention rate, and battery durability is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: KANEKA CORPORATION, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Oku, Yusuke Kato, Akiko Waki, Takashi Kikuchi, Takashi Ito, Masahiro Kojima, Gentaro Kano, Shiho Inoue, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Norihisa Waki, Yuji Muroya, Kazuki Miyatake, Yoshio Shimoida, Keisuke Wakabayashi, Tomohisa Matsuno, Seiji Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 10429764
    Abstract: A network system including a customer replaceable unit (CRU) having an excellent security function for operation information which system can realize improvement of the use efficiency of operation information for making the CRU operate, and reduction in costs, is provided. An apparatus main body of a multifunction printer, a server, a personal computer, etc. are connected to a network of a network system, and a CRU is attached to the apparatus main body so as to be detachable. Operation information necessary for making the CRU operate is stored in the server. The apparatus main body obtains operation information of the CRU from the server via the network and stores the obtained operation information into a buffer memory, and causes the CRU to operate based on the operation information. The operation information stored in the buffer memory is erased when communication between the apparatus main body and the CRU ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190294049
    Abstract: After a developing step is performed by feeding developer to the substrate, a second nozzle starts dispensation of a surfactant rinse liquid to a position away from the center of a rotating substrate. This operation is performed such that the center of the substrate does not enter into a reaching region of the substrate where the surfactant rinse liquid dispensed from the second nozzle firstly reaches. Accordingly, a point of the reaching region of the surfactant rinse liquid is dispersed, leading to suppression in locally smaller or larger line width of a resist pattern at the center and around the center of the substrate. Consequently, this achieves enhanced uniformity of the line widths of the resist pattern within a surface of the substrate during the rinse process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiko HARUMOTO, Koji KANEYAMA, Masaya ASAI, Yuji TANAKA, Chisayo NAKAYAMA, You ARISAWA
  • Patent number: 10414749
    Abstract: A process for preparing 3-[(S)-7-bromo-2-((2-oxo propyl)amino)-5-pyridin-2-yl-3H-1,4,-benzodiazepin-3-yl]propionic acid methyl ester (compound (FK)), at a high conversion rate with good reproducibility by oxidizing 3-[(S)-7-bromo-2-(2-hydroxypropylamino)-5-pyridin-2-yl-3H-benzo[e][1,4]diazepin-3yl]propionic acid methyl ester (compound (EM)), in the presence of an oxidation catalyst is provided by defining the ammonium ion content of the oxidation reaction mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Paion UK Limited
    Inventors: Yuji Kawakami, Tatsushi Murase, Daisuke Tanaka, Hideyuki Yoshiyama, Shinitsu Kuwabe
  • Publication number: 20190281314
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image encoding device and an image encoding method, and an image processing device and an image processing method that enable easier bitstream concatenation. A structure according to the present disclosure includes: a setting unit that sets header information related to a hypothetical reference decoder in accordance with information about a position and information about reference, the information about a position and the information about reference being of the current picture of image data to be processed; and an encoding unit that encodes the image data and generates a bitstream containing the encoded data of the image data and the header information set by the setting unit. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing devices or image encoding devices, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi TANAKA, Akihiro IMAMURA, Ohji NAKAGAMI, Takefumi NAGUMO, Yuichi ARAKI, Yuji FUJIMOTO, Shinobu HATTORI, Masakazu KOUNO
  • Patent number: 10406682
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, a motor operation control system configured to control an operation of a multi-axis mechanical apparatus including motors includes drive control units each of which is provided for one corresponding motor and a central controller configured to output an operation command to the drive control units. Each of the drive control units controls an operation of a motor based on the operation command from the central controller and transmits a response signal to another drive control unit and the central controller through asynchronous serial communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: NIDEC CORPORATION, NIDEC SEIMITSU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Okazaki, Yuji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10399906
    Abstract: A SiAlON sintered body according to the present invention is represented by Si6-zAlzOzN8-z (0<z?4.2) and has an open porosity of 0.1% or less and a relative density of 99.9% or more. A ratio of a total of intensities of maximum peaks of components other than SiAlON to an intensity of a maximum peak of the SiAlON in an X-ray diffraction diagram is 0.005 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Nomoto, Katsuhiro Inoue, Kei Tanaka, Yuji Katsuda
  • Patent number: 10399571
    Abstract: Autonomous driving assistance systems, methods, and programs obtain road information that specifies classification of lanes located ahead in a direction in which a vehicle is traveling and road connection for each lane. The systems, methods, and programs specify, based on the road information, a planned route that is to be taken by the vehicle on a presumption that the vehicle travels without changing lanes, when the vehicle travels with autonomous driving assistance, and execute the autonomous driving assistance for the vehicle according to the specified planned route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirohiko Goto, Yuji Sato, Kuniaki Tanaka, Masaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10401736
    Abstract: An atmosphere in a processing chamber in which a substrate is stored is discharged by a suction device. At a time point at which oxygen concentration in the processing chamber is lowered to predetermined exposure starting concentration, emission of vacuum ultraviolet rays from a light source to the substrate is started. The emission of the vacuum ultraviolet rays to the substrate is stopped at a time point at which the exposure amount of the substrate increases to a predetermined set exposure amount. The exposure starting concentration is defined in advance to be higher than 1% and lower than oxygen concentration in the air, and is defined in advance such that ozone generated from oxygen atoms by the emission of the vacuum ultraviolet rays do not damage the film on the surface to be processed of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Matsuo, Yasuhiro Fukumoto, Takafumi Oki, Masaya Asai, Masahiko Harumoto, Yuji Tanaka, Chisayo Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20190265625
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus which includes a plurality of image forming units each including an image bearing member, a contact charging member, and a developer bearing member for forming toner of normal polarity, and which, in a printing operation, applies a charging bias having a first direction, in a cleaning operation, applies a charging bias having a second direction, and recovers residual toner remaining on the image bearing member without used for printing by the developer bearing member, before performing the cleaning operation, when successively performing the printing operation on a plurality of recording materials including a first recording material and a second recording material, which is used for printing following the first recording material, the charging voltage larger in absolute value in the printing operation for the second recording material than in the printing operation for the first recording material is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okubo, Masanori Tanaka, Takahiro Kawamoto, Yuji Kawaguchi, Jun Miura
  • Publication number: 20190267418
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging element package and a camera module capable of improving reliability. An imaging element package includes a flexible substrate, an imaging element connected to a first surface of the flexible substrate, and a member, bonded to a second surface of the flexible substrate opposite to the first surface with an adhesive, having a linear expansion coefficient different from the flexible substrate, in which in a portion of the adhesive, a slit is formed which intersects with a direction from the imaging element toward an end of the flexible substrate as viewed from a direction perpendicular to the flexible substrate. The present technology is applied to a camera module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: YUTA MOMIUCHI, YUJI TAKAOKA, HIROKAZU NAKAYAMA, KIYOHISA TANAKA, MIYOSHI TOGAWA, HIROKAZU SEKI, EIICHIROU KISHIDA
  • Patent number: 10395942
    Abstract: During a first period, pure water used as a low-volatile liquid is supplied onto a substrate while the substrate is rotated. After discharge of the low-volatile liquid is stopped, the low-volatile liquid remains in a large region on a DSA film. The low-volatile liquid is held on the DSA film without reacting with the DSA film. During a subsequent second period, an organic solvent is supplied to the substrate while the substrate is rotated. The organic solvent supplied to the substrate is mixed with the low-volatile liquid remaining on the DSA film. In this case, volatilization of the organic solvent is inhibited on the DSA film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Harumoto, Koji Kaneyama, Yuji Tanaka, Masaya Asai
  • Patent number: 10378560
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for a work machine includes a first switch valve and a first return circuit. The first switch valve is switchable between a confluent position and an isolation position. The first switch valve is switched to the confluent position such that a first operation fluid tube is connected to a second operation fluid tube and a first transmission fluid tube is connected to a second transmission fluid tube. The first switch valve is switched to the isolation position such that the first operation fluid tube is disconnected from the second operation fluid tube and the first operation fluid tube is disconnected from the second operation fluid tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: KUBOTA CORPORATION, KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Tanaka, Kunihiko Bito, Tsukasa Haraguchi, Toshiaki Otani, Yuji Kawano, Masaru Kumatani, Junki Maeda, Shoichi Kawano, Hitoshi Iwamura, Teruo Kunizawa, Takehiro Wakasugi, Akio Matsuura