Patents by Inventor Yukio Nishizawa

Yukio Nishizawa 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).

  • Patent number: 9618434
    Abstract: A calculating device of the stiffness measurement device pressurizes an object to be measured with a predetermined pressure and the stiffness of the object to be measured in the squeal frequency band is calculated based on an inclination of a stress-displacement performance curve immediately after a start of depressurization after the pressurization. According to this device, there is no need to oscillate the object with a high frequency band and there is no need to enhance the stiffness of the housing of the measurement device, which leads to a downsizing of the device. Further, there is no need for measuring of acceleration speed of the object to be measured and accelerator can be eliminated to reduce the cost of the stiffness measurement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho Mizuta, Yukio Nishizawa, Kyoko Kosaka, Yutaka Kurita, Yasunori Oura
  • Publication number: 20150128716
    Abstract: A calculating device of the stiffness measurement device pressurizes an object to be measured with a predetermined pressure and the stiffness of the object to be measured in the squeal frequency band is calculated based on an inclination of a stress-displacement performance curve immediately after a start of depressurization after the pressurization. According to this device, there is no need to oscillate the object with a high frequency band and there is no need to enhance the stiffness of the housing of the measurement device, which leads to a downsizing of the device. Further, there is no need for measuring of acceleration speed of the object to be measured and accelerator can be eliminated to reduce the cost of the stiffness measurement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: ADVICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kazuho Mizuta, Yukio Nishizawa, Kyoko Kosaka, Yutaka Kurita, Yasunori Oura
  • Patent number: 7211589
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel compound exhibiting an excellent suppressing effect to cell injury caused by radicals and neurotoxicity induced by excitatory nuerotransmitters such as glutamate. Specifically, it provides a compound represented by the following formula, a salt thereof or a hydrate of them. Wherein Z represents a bivalent organic group and the like of from 2 to 3 carbon atom(s) which may have a substituent; and R3 represents a carboxyl group and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Eisai R&D Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinori Akaike, Hachiro Sugimoto, Yukio Nishizawa, Masahiro Yonaga, Naoki Asakawa, Naoki Asai, Nariyasu Mano, Taro Terauchi, Takashi Doko
  • Patent number: 7067714
    Abstract: A non-human animal in which a gene coding for the N-type calcium channel is disrupted to lack functional N-type calcium channel, and a method for screening for a substance having a pharmacological action on blood pressure control, transmission of pain, blood sugar level control and so forth by using the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Eisai Research Institute
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ino, Norimasa Miyamoto, Eiki Takahashi, Toru Oki, Takashi Yoshinaga, Shinji Hatakeyama, Tetsuhiro Niidome, Kohei Sawada, Yukio Nishizawa, Isao Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20040180930
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel compound exhibiting an excellent suppressing effect to cell injury caused by radicals and neurotoxicity induced by excitatory nuerotransmitters such as glutamate. Specifically, it provides a compound represented by the following formula, a salt thereof or a hydrate of them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Akinori Akaike, Hachiro Sugimoto, Yukio Nishizawa, Masahiro Yonaga, Naoki Asakawa, Naoki Asai, Nariyasu Mano, Taro Terauchi, Takashi Doko
  • Patent number: 6703388
    Abstract: A phenothiazine, acridan, acridone oxime, acridone hydrazone and dibenzodiazepine derivative represented by formula (I) effective against diseases in which histamine, leukotrienes, etc. participate and effective in preventing or treating diseases in which chemical mediators such as histamine and leukotrienes participate, for example, asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, hay fever, gastrointestinal allergy and food allergy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Eisai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Miyamoto, Tatsuya Yoshiuchi, Keizo Sato, Makoto Kaino, Masayuki Tanaka, Motohiro Soejima, Katsuhiro Moriya, Yoshinori Sakuma, Koji Yamada, Kokichi Harada, Yukio Nishizawa, Seiichi Kobayashi, Makoto Okita, Koichi Katayama
  • Publication number: 20030171367
    Abstract: A phenothiazine, acridan, acridone oxime, acridone hydrazone and dibenzodiazepine derivative represented by formula (I) 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Applicant: Eisai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Miyamoto, Tatsuya Yoshiuchi, Keizo Sato, Makoto Kaino, Masayuki Tanaka, Motohiro Soejima, Katsuhiro Moriya, Yoshinori Sakuma, Koji Yamada, Kokichi Harada, Yukio Nishizawa, Seiichi Kobayashi, Makoto Okita, Koichi Katayama
  • Patent number: 6489336
    Abstract: A phenothiazine, acridan, acridone oxime, acridone hydrazone and dibenzodiazepine derivative represented by formula (I) effective against diseases in which histamine, leukotrienes, etc. participate and effective in preventing or treating diseases in which chemical mediators such as histamine and leukotrienes participate, for example, asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, hay fever, gastrointestinal allergy and food allergy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Eisai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Miyamoto, Tatsuya Yoshiuchi, Keizo Sato, Makoto Kaino, Masayuki Tanaka, Motohiro Soejima, Katsuhiro Moriya, Yoshinori Sakuma, Koji Yamada, Kokichi Harada, Yukio Nishizawa, Seiichi Kobayashi, Makoto Okita, Koichi Katayama
  • Publication number: 20020103189
    Abstract: A phenothiazine, acridan, acridone oxime, acridone hydrazone and dibenzodiazepine derivative represented by formula (I) 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Applicant: Eisai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Miyamoto, Tatsuya Yoshiuchi, Keizo Sato, Makoto Kaino, Masayuki Tanaka, Motohiro Soejima, Katsuhiro Moriya, Yoshinori Sakuma, Koji Yamada, Kokichi Harada, Yukio Nishizawa, Seiichi Kobayashi, Makoto Okita, Koichi Katayama
  • Patent number: 6333322
    Abstract: A phenothiazine, acridan, acridone oxime, acridone hydrazone and dibenzodiazepine derivative represented by formula (I) effective against diseases in which histamine, leukotrienes, etc. participate and effective in preventing or treating diseases in which chemical mediators such as histamine and leukotrienes participate, for example, asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, hay fever, gastrointestinal allergy and food allergy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Eisai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Miyamoto, Tatsuya Yoshiuchi, Keizo Sato, Makoto Kaino, Masayuki Tanaka, Motohiro Soejima, Katsuhiro Moriya, Yoshinori Sakuma, Koji Yamada, Kokichi Harada, Yukio Nishizawa, Seiichi Kobayashi, Makoto Okita, Koichi Katayama
  • Patent number: 6125974
    Abstract: A vibration damper system which can restore the performance of piezoelectric elements that have deteriorated in performance due to temperature buildup resulting from repeated braking operations by applying high voltage at a predetermined time. In the vibration damper system for a vehicle brake including a vibration detector for detecting vibration by pads and a disk rotor and adapted to transmit a vibration damping signal to a vibrator through a control circuit to suppress vibration, when a performance deterioration restoration timing signal is inputted from the ignition switch, the control circuit produces a performance restoration command signal to changeover switches, thus applying high voltage from a high voltage source for a predetermined time (about one second) to restore deteriorated piezoelectric properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Nishizawa, Shiro Nakajima
  • Patent number: 6047794
    Abstract: A vibration damper for detecting vibrations of break pads and vibrating the pads in such a way as to damp the vibrations detected. The damper has the function of adjusting control constants for a control circuit according to the degree of deterioration with time, of the pads due to wear so that vibrations of the pads can be damped in an optimum manner. A vibration detector means detects frictional vibrations of the pads and the disk rotor. A control signal corresponding to the detected vibration frequency is applied to a vibrator means through a control circuit. When an input signal for correction timing is inputted from an ignition switch, a signal generator transmits a signal having a predetermined frequency to the vibrator means. The resulting vibration is detected by a signal detector. Based on the detection signal, transfer functions for the control circuit are adjusted to suppress vibrations having squealing frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukio Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 5960912
    Abstract: In order to effectively damp the vibration of the drum of a drum brake, which is a main cause of brake squeals, a vibration detector and a vibrator are provided and operated separately from each other. The vibration damping control is carried out directly mechanically, or in a non-contact manner to improve durability of the device. A piezoelectric element, magnetic sensor or acceleration sensor is used to detect the vibration of the drum. The detected vibration is converted to an electric signal. After adjusting its phase and amplitude, the electric signal is converted to vibration force and outputted through a piezoelectric element or magnetic actuator as the vibrator to suppress brake squeals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Nishizawa, Hironobu Saka
  • Patent number: 5865515
    Abstract: A vibration damper can suppress squeals of a brake in a positive and reliable manner while consuming less electric power. The damper has a vibration detector for detecting vibrations of the brake, and a vibrator for applying vibrations to the brake pad based on a detection signal from the vibration detector. An actuator circuit for actuating the vibration detector and vibrator is connected to a car battery through a changeover switch and another switch. These switches are closed only if a brake switch is detecting that the brake is being applied and a vehicle stop detector is detecting that the vehicle is not moving. When the switches are closed, electricity is supplied to the actuator circuit, so that the vibration detector and vibrator are actuated by the actuator circuit. With this arrangement, the damper is kept deactivated when it is unnecessary or detrimental to apply vibrations to the brake. Since it is activated only when necessary, it consumes less electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukio Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 5860494
    Abstract: A is a vibration damper suppresses squeaks of a disk brake by positively damping vibrations of the brake. It is a high-performance, highly reliable vibration damper with no accurate machining required. This vibration damper has pressing pistons received in brake pistons so that brake fluid pressure acts thereon. It further includes a vibration detector for detecting brake vibrations through one of two pads, and a vibration imparter for vibrating the other pad based on detection signals of the vibration detector so as to cancel out the vibrations detected by the vibration detector. They are pressed against the back of the respective pads by the respective pressing pistons. By pressing them at a suitable pressure against the pads, it is possible to detect vibrations and vibrate the pads with high reliability. When replacing the pads, they never protrude from the pad pressing surfaces, so that they are less likely to be damaged or destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Nishizawa, Shiro Nakajima
  • Patent number: 5687818
    Abstract: A vibration damper suppresses squeaks of a disk brake by positively damping vibrations of the brake. It is a high-performance, highly reliable vibration damper with no accurate machining required. This vibration damper has pressing pistons received in brake pistons so that brake fluid pressure acts thereon. It further includes a vibration detector for detecting brake vibrations through one of two pads, and a vibration imparter for vibrating the other pad based on detection signals of the vibration detector so as to cancel out the vibrations detected by the vibration detector. They are pressed against the back of the respective pads by the respective pressing pistons. By pressing them at a suitable pressure against the pads, it is possible to detect vibrations and vibrate the pads with high reliability. When replacing the pads, they never protrude from the pad pressing surfaces, so that they are less likely to be damaged or destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Nishizawa, Shiro Nakajima
  • Patent number: 5660251
    Abstract: A vibration damping mechanism for use in a disc brake which can effectively suppress squeaks of the disc brake during braking. Vibrations of the rotor are detected by a piezoelectric element pressed against the back of an inner pad. The detection signal is inputted in a control circuit. The control circuit applies a control signal to another piezoelectric element which produces oscillations having a frequency that can reduce the detection signal to zero. The oscillations produced by the piezoelectric element are transmitted to the rotor to cancel the vibrations of the rotor. With this arrangement, signal components other than the rotor vibrations are scarcely contained in the detection signal, so that it is possible to produce oscillations that can cancel vibrations of the rotor with high accuracy. As a result, the rotor vibrations and thus squeaks of the disc brake are effectively suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Nishizawa, Hironobu Saka
  • Patent number: 5491520
    Abstract: A contour correcting circuit sharpens only the rising and falling edges of a video signal, without increasing the shoot levels of the video signal, to improve image sharpness on picture. Second, third, fourth and fifth delayed signals are formed, respectively by delaying an inputted first signal by a first delay time, a second delay time longer than the first delay time, a third delay time longer than the second delay time, and a fourth delay time longer than the third delay time in sequence, respectively. A first contour signal G is formed on the basis of a sixth signal obtained by subtracting the second signal from the third signal and a seventh signal obtained by subtracting the fourth signal from the third signal. A second contour signal representative of contour components is formed on the basis of the first signal, the third signal and the fifth signal. An eighth signal representative of contour emphasizing components is formed on the basis of the first contour signal and the second contour signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nozawa, Yukio Nishizawa, Naoki Tanifuji
  • Patent number: 4984080
    Abstract: A video IF signal detector includes a first phase detector detecting a phase difference between an input video IF a signal and a first reference signal. A low pass filter acts on an output signal from the first phase detector. A VCO generates the first reference signal and a second reference signal in response to an output signal from the low pass filter. The first reference signal and the second reference signal have a fixed phase relation with each other. The first phase detector, the low pass filter, and the VCO compose a PLL. A second phase detector detects a phase difference between the input vido IF signal and the second reference signal and extracts a baseband video signal from the input video IF signal. The PLL is enabled during a first period where the input video IF signal is independent of display information. The PLL is disabled during a second period where the input video IF signal represents the display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Nishizawa, Kazuo Urata
  • Patent number: 4737662
    Abstract: A phase shifter according to this invention comprises circuit groups on a phase advance side and on a phase retardation side in each of which N phase shifting circuits of constant amplitude are connected in cascade, and in which the time constants of the successive phase shifting circuits are set at a geometrical progression of a fixed ratio .alpha., while the time constants of the phase shifting circuits on the phase retardation side are made .beta. times greater than those of the corresponding phase shifting circuits on the phase advance side. Thus, any desired phase difference can be attained according to the value .alpha., while a desired phase difference can be attained according to the value .beta., and the limits of a frequency band width are eliminated by increasing the number of stages N of the cascade connection of each circuit group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minoru Oda, Yukio Nishizawa