Patents by Inventor Yutaka Nomura

Yutaka Nomura 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: 11183819
    Abstract: A spark plug according to one embodiment of the present invention includes an insulator formed of an alumina-based sintered body, wherein the insulator contains 90 wt % or more of an aluminum component in terms of oxide, and wherein crystal grains of the insulator has an average grain size of 1.5 mm or smaller and a grain size standard deviation of 1.2 ?m or smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Yokoyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, Kuniharu Tanaka, Haruki Yoshida, Hironori Uegaki, Toshiki Kon, Yusuke Nomura
  • Publication number: 20210294262
    Abstract: A particle collecting device includes: an air pipe having a flow space in which air including particles flows; and a collecting unit that is disposed in such a way as to block the flow space of the air pipe and that collects the particles included in the air. The collecting unit is a plate-shaped air-permeable member having a honeycomb structure such that a number of cells per square inch is 600 or larger and 1400 or smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yuka NOMURA, Tetsuya KAWATANI, Yutaka NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11106177
    Abstract: A particle collecting device includes: an air pipe having a flow space in which air including particles flows; and a collecting unit that is disposed in such a way as to block the flow space of the air pipe and that collects the particles included in the air. The collecting unit is a plate-shaped air-permeable member having a honeycomb structure such that a number of cells per square inch is 600 or larger and 1400 or smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yuka Nomura, Tetsuya Kawatani, Yutaka Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9873771
    Abstract: A film-like epoxy resin composition includes an epoxy resin (A); a curing agent (B); a cure accelerator (C);an inorganic filler (D); and an organic solvent (E). The film-like epoxy resin composition satisfies all the following requirements (1) to (4): (1) at least one of the epoxy resin (A) and the curing agent (B) contains a component being a liquid at 25° C. in an amount of 30% by mass or more based on the total mass of the epoxy resin (A) and the curing agent (B); (2) the content of a volatile portion that volatilizes by being heated at 180° C. for 10 minutes is 0.2% to 1.5% by mass based on the total amount of the epoxy resin composition; (3) the minimum melt viscosity in temperature rising from 40° C. to 200° C. is 800 Pa·s or less; and (4) the film thickness is 50 to 500 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Nomura, Yusuke Watase, Hirokuni Ogihara, Norihiko Sakamoto, Daisuke Fujimoto, Hikari Murai
  • Patent number: 9739000
    Abstract: A multi-needle sewing machine includes a plurality of needle bars, a needle bar case having a thread supply path along which threads are supplied to needles attached to lower ends of the needle bars respectively, the needle bar case supporting the needle bars, an arm on which the needle bar case is mounted, an embroidery frame located below the needle bar case and configured to hold a workpiece cloth, a projector configured to project an image onto the workpiece cloth from above the embroidery frame, and a support member supporting the projector and configured to be capable of switching the projector between a first position where the image is projectable onto the workpiece cloth and a second position differing from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akie Shimizu, Yoshio Nishimura, Yutaka Nomura, Yuki Ihira, Manami Ota, Hidenori Oka, Satoru Ichiyanagi
  • Publication number: 20170073481
    Abstract: Provided is a film-like epoxy resin composition including an epoxy resin (A); a curing agent (B); a cure accelerator (C); an inorganic filler (D); and an organic solvent (E) and satisfying all the following requirements (1) to (4): (1) at least one of the epoxy resin (A) and the curing agent (B) contains a component being a liquid at 25° C. in an amount of 30% by mass or more based on the total mass of the epoxy resin (A) and the curing agent (B); (2) the content of a volatile portion that volatilizes by being heated at 180° C. for 10 minutes is 0.2% to 1.5% by mass based on the total amount of the epoxy resin composition; (3) the minimum melt viscosity in temperature rising from 40° C. to 200° C. is 800 Pa·s or less; and (4) the film thickness is 50 to 500 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Yutaka NOMURA, Yusuke WATASE, Hirokuni OGIHARA, Norihiko SAKAMOTO, Daisuke FUJIMOTO, Hikari MURAI
  • Patent number: 9447306
    Abstract: A CMP polishing liquid comprises water and an abrasive particle, wherein the abrasive particle comprises a composite particle having a core including a first particle, and a second particle provided on the core, the first particle contains silica, the second particle contains cerium hydroxide, and the pH of the CMP polishing liquid is equal to or lower than 9.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hisataka Minami, Keisuke Inoue, Chisato Kikkawa, Yutaka Nomura, Tomohiro Iwano
  • Patent number: 9410274
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a detection unit configured to detect a moving direction of an object when the object placed on a sewing machine bed is moved in any direction, a cutting needle having a distal end formed with a blade edge and configured to form a cut in the object, an up-down drive mechanism configured to reciprocate the needle in an up-down direction, a rotational drive mechanism configured to rotate the needle about a rotation axis line of the needle, and a control device configured to control the up-down drive mechanism and the rotational drive mechanism based on a result of detection by the detection unit so that an orientation of the blade edge is changed according to the moving direction of the object and the needle is reciprocated to form the cut in the object with the blade edge being in the changed orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Manami Ota, Akie Shimizu, Yoshio Nishimura, Yoshinori Nakamura, Yutaka Nomura, Daisuke Abe, Yuki Ihira
  • Patent number: 9285275
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for measuring the spectral intensity and phase of a light pulse having an arbitrary time duration. The apparatus includes: a nonlinear mixing means for generating a signal light pulse expressed by the following Formula (? denotes an operator representing general nonlinear mixing, and ? denotes a coefficient which is proportional to a nonlinear susceptibility in the nonlinear mixing) by nonlinearly mixing a reference light pulse having an electric field Er(t??) delayed by an optical delay means and a measurement target light pulse having an electric field E0(t); and Er(t??)+?Er(t??)?E0(t) an imaging spectrum device for spectrally splitting the signal light pulse and outputting a Fourier transform signal expressed by the following Formula (F denotes a symbol indicating Fourier transform, * denotes a complex conjugate, and R denotes a symbol indicating a real part), |F[Er(t??)]|2+|?F[Er(t??)?E0(t)]|2+2R{?F[Er(t??)]*·F[Er(t??)?E0(t)]}.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CORPORATION NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF NATURAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Takao Fuji, Yutaka Nomura
  • Patent number: 9228279
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a sewing portion, a display, a processor, and a memory. The sewing portion is configured to perform sewing on a sewing workpiece. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the sewing machine to perform processes that include determining a plurality of first positions based on embroidery data, causing the display to display an image showing an embroidery pattern and a plurality of feature points superimposed on the image, identifying one of the plurality of first positions indicated by one of the plurality of feature points displayed on the display, identifying, as a second position, an arbitrary position on the sewing workpiece, changing positions of a plurality of stitches identified by the embroidery data, and causing the sewing portion to sew the plurality of stitches based on the changed positions of the plurality of stitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Abe, Yuki Ihira, Yutaka Nomura, Hidenori Oka, Akie Shimizu, Satoru Ichiyanagi, Manami Ota
  • Patent number: 9194067
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a coordinate indicator, a processor, and a memory. The coordinate indicator includes a cylindrical housing, a rod-shaped indicating member, a switch, a single transmitter, a receiver, and a flat surface. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the sewing machine to perform processes that include computing a plurality of sets of first coordinates based on a plurality of times at which the receiver receives a ultrasonic wave, computing a movement direction based on at least some of the computed plurality of sets of the first coordinates, computing a movement distance based on at least some of the computed plurality of sets of the first coordinates, and computing second coordinates based on at least some of the plurality of sets of the first coordinates, the movement direction, and the movement distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaru Jimbo, Yutaka Nomura, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Kentaro Torii, Kazuki Kojima, Daisuke Honda
  • Publication number: 20150275410
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a coordinate indicator, a processor, and a memory. The coordinate indicator includes a cylindrical housing, a rod-shaped indicating member, a switch, a single transmitter, a receiver, and a flat surface. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the sewing machine to perform processes that include computing a plurality of sets of first coordinates based on a plurality of times at which the receiver receives a ultrasonic wave, computing a movement direction based on at least some of the computed plurality of sets of the first coordinates, computing a movement distance based on at least some of the computed plurality of sets of the first coordinates, and computing second coordinates based on at least some of the plurality of sets of the first coordinates, the movement direction, and the movement distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Masaru JIMBO, Yutaka NOMURA, Hiroyuki SUZUKI, Kentaro TORII, Kazuki KOJIMA, Daisuke HONDA
  • Patent number: 9133572
    Abstract: A sewing machine that includes a processor, a plurality of detection devices that is configured to be capable of changing mounting positions and configured to detect an ultrasonic wave, and a memory that is configured to store computer-readable instructions that instruct the sewing machine to execute steps comprising, identifying, when a first ultrasonic wave transmitted from a transmission source of the ultrasonic wave is detected by the detection devices, a position of the transmission source of the first ultrasonic wave, based on information relating to the detected first ultrasonic wave, and controlling sewing based on the identified position of the transmission source of the first ultrasonic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshio Nishimura, Satoru Makino, Yoshinori Nakamura, Yutaka Nomura, Akie Shimizu, Yuki Ihira, Daisuke Abe
  • Patent number: 9127384
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a bed, a sewing device, a projection portion, an item detection portion, and a control portion. The sewing device includes a needle bar and a feed portion that moves a work cloth. The projection portion projects, onto at least one of the bed and the work cloth, a projected image that includes at least one operation item that indicates an operation of the sewing device. The item detection portion detects whether a user's finger has touched a location, on the at least one of the bed and the work cloth onto which the at least one operation item is being projected by the projection portion, where one of the at least one operation item is being projected. The control portion operates the sewing device in accordance with the operation item that has been detected by the item detection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Ichiyanagi, Yutaka Nomura, Yoshio Nishimura, Yoshinori Nakamura, Akie Shimizu, Daisuke Abe, Yuki Ihira
  • Publication number: 20150233032
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a detection unit configured to detect a moving direction of an object to be processed when the object placed on a sewing machine bed is moved in any direction, a cutting needle having a distal end formed with a blade edge and configured to form a cut in the object, an up-down drive mechanism configured to reciprocate the cutting needle in an up-down direction, a rotational drive mechanism configured to rotate the cutting needle about a rotation axis line of the cutting needle, and a control device configured to control the up-down drive mechanism and the rotational drive mechanism based on a result of detection by the detection unit so that the cutting needle forms the cut in the object while changing an orientation of the blade edge according to the moving direction of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Manami OTA, Akie SHIMIZU, Yoshio NISHIMURA, Yoshinori NAKAMURA, Yutaka NOMURA, Daisuke ABE, Yuki IHIRA
  • Patent number: 9096962
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes at least one detecting portion, a processor, and a memory. The at least one detecting portion is configured to detect an ultrasonic wave that has been transmitted from a transmission source. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions that instruct the sewing machine to execute steps including identifying a position of the transmission source of the ultrasonic wave based on information pertaining to the ultrasonic wave that has been detected by the at least one detecting portion, and controlling sewing based on the position of the transmission source that has been identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akie Shimizu, Satoru Makino, Yuki Ihira, Daisuke Abe, Yoshinori Nakamura, Satoru Ichiyanagi, Yutaka Nomura
  • Publication number: 20150184321
    Abstract: A multi-needle sewing machine includes a plurality of needle bars, a needle bar case having a thread supply path along which threads are supplied to needles attached to lower ends of the needle bars respectively, the needle bar case supporting the needle bars, an arm on which the needle bar case is mounted, an embroidery frame located below the needle bar case and configured to hold a workpiece cloth, a projector configured to project an image onto the workpiece cloth from above the embroidery frame, and a support member supporting the projector and configured to be capable of switching the projector between a first position where the image is projectable onto the workpiece cloth and a second position differing from the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Akie SHIMIZU, Yoshio NISHIMURA, Yutaka NOMURA, Yuki IHIRA, Manami OTA, Hidenori OKA, Satoru ICHIYANAGI
  • Publication number: 20150152581
    Abstract: A sewing machine includes a sewing portion, a display, a processor, and a memory. The sewing portion is configured to perform sewing on a sewing workpiece. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the sewing machine to perform processes that include determining a plurality of first positions based on embroidery data, causing the display to display an image showing an embroidery pattern and a plurality of feature points superimposed on the image, identifying one of the plurality of first positions indicated by one of the plurality of feature points displayed on the display, identifying, as a second position, an arbitrary position on the sewing workpiece, changing positions of a plurality of stitches identified by the embroidery data, and causing the sewing portion to sew the plurality of stitches based on the changed positions of the plurality of stitches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke ABE, Yuki IHIRA, Yutaka NOMURA, Hidenori OKA, Akie SHIMIZU, Satoru ICHIYANAGI, Manami OTA
  • Patent number: 9045848
    Abstract: A coordinate computation device includes a position indication portion, a detection portion, a processor, and a memory. The position indication portion includes an indicating portion, a switch, and a transmitter. The detection portion is configured to detect ultrasonic waves transmitted by the transmitter. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions cause the processor to perform processes that include computing sets of first coordinates, based on times when the detection portion detects the ultrasonic waves, computing a movement direction of the position indication portion on a plane, computing an angle formed between the plane and a direction in which the position indication portion is long, and computing a set of second coordinates, based on the computed movement direction, the computed angle, and a set of third coordinates among the sets of the computed first coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaru Jimbo, Yutaka Nomura, Kentaro Torii, Kazuki Kojima, Daisuke Honda
  • Publication number: 20150109620
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for measuring the spectral intensity and phase of a light pulse having an arbitrary time duration. The apparatus includes: a nonlinear mixing means for generating a signal light pulse expressed by the following Formula (? denotes an operator representing general nonlinear mixing, and ? denotes a coefficient which is proportional to a nonlinear susceptibility in the nonlinear mixing) by nonlinearly mixing a reference light pulse having an electric field Er(t??) delayed by an optical delay means and a measurement target light pulse having an electric field E0(t); and Er(t??)+?Er(t??)?E0(t) an imaging spectrum device for spectrally splitting the signal light pulse and outputting a Fourier transform signal expressed by the following Formula (F denotes a symbol indicating Fourier transform, * denotes a complex conjugate, and R denotes a symbol indicating a real part), |F[Er(t??)]|2+|?F[Er(t??)?E0(t)]|2+2R{?F[Er(t??)]*·F[Er(t??)?E0(t)]}.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITIUTE CORPORATION NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NATURAL
    Inventors: Takao Fuji, Yutaka Nomura