Patents Assigned to UNIVERSITY OF HYOGO
  • Publication number: 20200401038
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pellicle that can achieve both a high EUV transmittance and a uniformity in EUV transmittance by including a graphite thin film having a film thickness of 5 nm or more and 30 nm or less and a surface roughness (Sa) of 0.1 nm or more and 500 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicants: KANEKA CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY OF HYOGO
    Inventors: Yuki Kawashima, Shuhei Ozaki, Masamitsu Tachibana, Takeo Watanabe, Tetsuo Harada
  • Publication number: 20200332194
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: elements, in particular, a display element and an optical element, which are obtained by controlling orientation of liquid crystals in a liquid crystal bulk without using a liquid crystal orientation film; and/or a photoreactive liquid crystal composition for manufacturing the elements. The present invention provides: a photoreactive liquid crystal composition comprising (A) a photoreactive polymer liquid crystal which includes a photoreactive side chain in which at least one type of reaction selected from the group consisting of (A-1) photocrosslinking and (A-2) photoisomerization occurs, and (B) a low molecular weight liquid crystal; and an optical element or display element which is formed having a liquid crystal cell including the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF HYOGO, NAGAOKA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki SASAKI, Hiroshi ONO, Nobuhiro KAWATSUKI, Kohei GOTO
  • Patent number: 10752839
    Abstract: A photoreactive liquid crystal composition containing (A) a photoreactive polymer liquid crystal which includes a photoreactive side chain in which at least one type of reaction selected from (A-1) photocrosslinking and (A-2) photoisomerization occurs, and (B) a low molecular weight liquid crystal. An optical element or display element is formed having a liquid crystal cell including the photoreactive liquid crystal composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF HYOGO, NAGAOKA UNIVERISTY OF TECHNOLOGY, NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Sasaki, Hiroshi Ono, Nobuhiro Kawatsuki, Kohei Goto
  • Patent number: 10714752
    Abstract: An anode material for a lithium ion battery, comprising an oxygen-containing carbon where oxygen is in the form of functional groups, the oxygen being distributed gradient from the surface to the inside of the carbon, and the carbon having an interlayer space d002 larger than 0.3357 nm; and a porous graphene layer covering the oxygen-containing carbon, the graphene being in the form of monolayer or few-layer graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: NEC Corporation, University of Hyogo
    Inventors: Qian Cheng, Noriyuki Tamura, Yoshiaki Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10635049
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ellipsometry device and an ellipsometry method whereby measurement efficiency can be enhanced. In this method, an object is illuminated by spherical-wave-like illumination light Q linearly polarized at 45° (S1), and an object light O, being a reflected light, is acquired in a hologram IOR using a spherical-wave-like reference light R having a condensing point near the condensing point of the illumination light Q, and a hologram ILR of the reference light R is furthermore acquired using a spherical-wave reference light L having the same condensing point as that of the illumination light Q (S2). The holograms are separated into p- and s-polarized light holograms IKOR, IKLR, ?=p, s and processed to extract object light waves, and object light spatial frequency spectra GK(u, v), ?=p, s are generated (S3) (S4). Ellipsometric angles ?(?), ?(?) are obtained for each incident angle ? from the amplitude reflection coefficient ratio ?=Gp/Gs=tan ?·exp(i?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: University of Hyogo
    Inventor: Kunihiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10494274
    Abstract: Sterilization of a liquid substance is performed by causing cavitation in the liquid substance by stirring the liquid substance with a rotary blade of a suction stirring pump and generating plasma with a plasma generation mechanism in air bubbles generated in the liquid substance by the cavitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: NIHON SPINDLE MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., UNIVERSITY OF HYOGO
    Inventors: Keiichi Asami, Keiichiro Onishi, Yoshihiro Oka
  • Patent number: 10209673
    Abstract: An interference fringe pattern (ILR) between an inline spherical wave light (L) and an off-axis reference light (R) is recorded with a photo detector (4), and on which spatial-frequency filtering is applied to obtain a complex amplitude in-line hologram (JLR). A complex amplitude off-axis hologram (JOR) is derived by performing a spatial frequency filtering on a hologram (IOR) in which an object light (O) emitted from a microscopic subject illuminated with a spherical wave light (L) is recorded with a reference light (R), and the derived data is divided with data of the hologram (JLR) so that a complex amplitude in-line hologram (JOL) from which a component of the reference light (R) is eliminated is generated and recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: University of Hyogo
    Inventor: Kunihiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10198813
    Abstract: An image acquisition part acquires image data from an image sensor provided in a room. A storage stores information indicating a transition model of a human body posture and test information indicating a test area of the image data in each posture of the transition model. A posture estimator calculates a statistic in the test area of the image data by referring to the information indicating the transition model and the test information, and estimates a current human body posture from a human body posture before one point of time based on the statistic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: OMRON Corporation, UNIVERSITY OF HYOGO
    Inventors: Yutaka Hata, Hiroshi Nakajima, Yusuke Taniguchi, Fumiji Aita, Junichi Tanaka, Naoki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20190006675
    Abstract: An anode material for a lithium ion battery, comprising an oxygen-containing carbon where oxygen is in the form of functional groups, the oxygen being distributed gradient from the surface to the inside of the carbon, and the carbon having an interlayer space d002 larger than 0.3357 nm; and a porous graphene layer covering the oxygen-containing carbon, the graphene being in the form of monolayer or few-layer graphene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicants: NEC Corporation, University of Hyogo
    Inventors: Qian CHENG, Noriyuki TAMURA, Yoshiaki MATSUO
  • Patent number: 10156829
    Abstract: The present invention can realize both a transmission type and a reflection type, and provides a holographic microscope which can exceed the resolution of the conventional optical microscope, a hologram data acquisition method for a high-resolution image, and a high-resolution hologram image reconstruction method. In-line spherical wave reference light (L) is recorded in a hologram (ILR) using spherical wave reference light (R), and an object light (Oj) and an illumination light (Qj) are recorded in a hologram (IjOQR) using a spherical wave reference light (R) by illuminating the object with an illumination light (Qj, j=1, . . . , N) which is changed its incident direction. From those holograms, a hologram (JjOQL), from which the component of the reference light (R) is removed, is generated, and from the hologram, a light wave (hj) is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: University of Hyogo
    Inventor: Kunihiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20180254770
    Abstract: An adder adds a noise signal, an input signal, and a feedback signal. A threshold determination unit compares an addition signal output from the adder with a predetermined threshold, and outputs an ignition pulse signal. A transient response unit causes transient response of the ignition pulse signal, and generates an output signal. An intensity adjustment unit is formed of a variable resistor provided on a feedback loop, adjusts intensity of the feedback signal, and inputs the feedback signal to the adder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicants: Osaka University, University of Hyogo
    Inventors: Teruo KANKI, Kosuke KATO, Yasushi HOTTA
  • Publication number: 20170166816
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: elements, in particular, a display element and an optical element, which are obtained by controlling orientation of liquid crystals in a liquid crystal bulk without using a liquid crystal orientation film; and/or a photoreactive liquid crystal composition for manufacturing the elements. The present invention provides: a photoreactive liquid crystal composition comprising (A) a photoreactive polymer liquid crystal which includes a photoreactive side chain in which at least one type of reaction selected from the group consisting of (A-1) photocrosslinking and (A-2) photoisomerization occurs, and (B) a low molecular weight liquid crystal; and an optical element or display element which is formed having a liquid crystal cell including the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF HYOGO, NAGAOKA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki SASAKI, Hiroshi ONO, Nobuhiro KAWATSUKI, Kohei GOTO
  • Patent number: 9581961
    Abstract: The present method includes a data acquisition process and tomographic image generation processes. In the data acquisition process, holograms of an object light and so forth are acquired for each light with a wavelength by changing the wavelengths of the illumination light, off-axis spherical wave reference light, and inline spherical wave reference light. In the tomographic image generation process, a reconstructed light wave of the object light and a reconstructed light wave of the illumination light on a reconstruction surface are generated from these holograms. A reconstruction light wave with adjusted phase is added up for each wavelength to generate a tomographic hologram. From this, an accurate and focused tomographic image without distortion can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: University of Hyogo
    Inventor: Kunihiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20170053401
    Abstract: An image acquisition part acquires image data from an image sensor provided in a room. A storage stores information indicating a transition model of a human body posture and test information indicating a test area of the image data in each posture of the transition model. A posture estimator calculates a statistic in the test area of the image data by referring to the information indicating the transition model and the test information, and estimates a current human body posture from a human body posture before one point of time based on the statistic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, UNIVERSITY OF HYOGO
    Inventors: Yutaka HATA, Hiroshi NAKAJIMA, Yusuke TANIGUCHI, Fumiji AITA, Junichi TANAKA, Naoki TSUCHIYA
  • Patent number: 9321598
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a conveyor which estimates weight of a transport object while it is carried without using devices such as a load cell which directly measures weight. The conveyor has a plurality of zones forming a series of carriage ways. An approach-run zone and a weight-measurement zone are arranged adjacently in the conveying direction and are provided with different drive motors. The drive motor of the approach-run zone and the drive motor of the weight-measurement zone are controlled with respectively different predetermined rotation speeds as their target rotation speeds. A rotation speed sensing means obtains the change of rotation speed of the drive motor in the weight-measurement zone when a transport object is conveyed into the weight-measurement zone from the approach-run zone, and a weight sensing means then calculates the weight of the transport object based on the change of the rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignees: Itoh Denki Co., Ltd., University of Hyogo
    Inventors: Nozomu Araki, Kazuo Itoh, Kazushi Maeda
  • Publication number: 20150268628
    Abstract: The present method includes a data acquisition process and tomographic image generation processes. In the data acquisition process, holograms of an object light and so forth are acquired for each light with a wavelength by changing the wavelengths of the illumination light, off-axis spherical wave reference light, and inline spherical wave reference light. In the tomographic image generation process, a reconstructed light wave of the object light and a reconstructed light wave of the illumination light on a reconstruction surface are generated from these holograms. A reconstruction light wave with adjusted phase is added up for each wavelength to generate a tomographic hologram. From this, an accurate and focused tomographic image without distortion can be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: University of Hyogo
    Inventor: Kunihiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20150225179
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a conveyor which estimates weight of a transport object while it is carried without using devices such as a load cell which directly measures weight. The conveyor has a plurality of zones forming a series of carriage ways. An approach-run zone and a weight-measurement zone are arranged adjacently in the conveying direction and are provided with different drive motors. The drive motor of the approach-run zone and the drive motor of the weight-measurement zone are controlled with respectively different predetermined rotation speeds as their target rotation speeds. A rotation speed sensing means obtains the change of rotation speed of the drive motor in the weight-measurement zone when a transport object is conveyed into the weight-measurement zone from the approach-run zone, and a weight sensing means then calculates the weight of the transport object based on the change of the rotation speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicants: ITOH DENKI CO., LTD., UNIVERSITY OF HYOGO
    Inventors: Nozomu Araki, Kazuo Itoh, Kazushi Maeda
  • Patent number: 9036900
    Abstract: This three-dimensional shape measurement method comprises: a projection step for projecting an interference fringe pattern (F) having a single spatial frequency (fi) onto an object surface; a recording step for recording the pattern (F) as a digital hologram; and a measurement step for generating a plurality of reconstructed images having different focal distances from the hologram, and deriving the distance to each point on the object surface by applying a focusing method to the pattern (F) on each of the reconstructed images. The measurement step extracts the component of the single spatial frequency (fi) corresponding to the pattern (F) from each of the reconstructed images by spatial frequency filtering, upon applying the focusing method, and makes it possible to achieve a highly accurate measurement in which the adverse effect of speckles is reduced and the advantage of a free-focus image reconstruction with holography is used effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: University of Hyogo
    Inventor: Kunihiro Sato
  • Patent number: 8829133
    Abstract: To provide an ABA triblock copolymer containing: an A-block having, in a constitutional unit thereof, a monomer represented by the following general formula (1) or a monomer represented by the following general formula (2); and a B-block having, in a constitutional unit thereof, a hydrophilic monomer having a radical polymerizable unsaturated bond, where R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 is a C5-C18 alkylene group; M is a hydrogen atom or a monovalent metal atom; and X1 is —NH— or an oxygen atom in the general formula (1), and where R11 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R12 is a C5-C18 alkylene group; R13 and R14 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, or an ethyl group; and X11 is —NH— or an oxygen atom in the general formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Ricoh Company, Ltd., University of Hyogo
    Inventors: Yuuma Usui, Shin-ichi Yusa
  • Publication number: 20140113191
    Abstract: An electrode material for a secondary battery includes crystal primary particles of an electrode active material which releases or absorbs cations of a monovalent or divalent metal when subjected to electrochemical oxidation or reduction and which has a crystal lattice in which the cations can move only in a one-dimensional movable direction during the process of oxidation or reduction. The electrode material also includes an ion-conductive substance and conductive carbon which coexist on the surface of the primary particles, in which the ion-conductive substance has a property which allows two or three-dimensional movement of the cations, and the cations are movable via a layer in which the ion-conductive substance and the conductive carbon coexist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF HYOGO, MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Nakamura, Naoki Hatta, Noriyuki Shimomura, Yusuke Yoshida, Hironari Miyauchi