Patents by Inventor Akihito Yamamoto

Akihito Yamamoto 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: 20210273153
    Abstract: A composite piezoelectric element includes a first electrode layer, a piezoelectric substance layer disposed on the first electrode layer, and a second electrode layer disposed on the piezoelectric substance layer, and, in plan view, a measuring unit including the first electrode layer, the piezoelectric substance layer, and the second electrode layer and a buffer portion in which the piezoelectric substance layer is not provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Heishiro FUDO, Eiji SHINOHARA, Akihito YAMAMOTO, Shinya ICHISE, Yuki ONO, Hisashi KOMATSU, Hiroyuki TOBARI
  • Patent number: 11101325
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory includes a plurality of stripe-like active areas formed by stacking, in a direction perpendicular to a substrate, a plurality of layers extending parallel to the substrate, a first gate electrode formed on first side surfaces of the active areas, the first side surfaces being perpendicular to the substrate, a second gate electrode formed on second side surfaces of the active areas, the second side surfaces being perpendicular to the substrate. The layers are patterned in self-alignment with each other, intersections of the active areas and the first gate electrode form a plurality of memory cells, and the plurality of memory cells in an intersecting plane share the first gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Kiyotoshi, Akihito Yamamoto, Yoshio Ozawa, Fumitaka Arai, Riichiro Shirota
  • Patent number: 11079891
    Abstract: A touch screen device includes: a touch screen that includes an operation surface on which touch operations are performed, and in which capacitances change at regions of the operation surface touched by conductors; a pressure sensor unit to output a signal corresponding to a pressing value of a pressing force applied to the operation surface; and a controller to calculate coordinates indicating positions of the touch operations on the operation surface based on the capacitances. The touch operations include first and second touch operations. The controller determines touch operation information input by the second touch operation to be valid when a condition is satisfied, and determines the touch operation information to be invalid when the condition is not satisfied. The condition is that the first touch operation is being performed and a pressing value of a pressing force of the first touch operation is within a predetermined reference pressure range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihito Yamamoto, Yuichi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20210138862
    Abstract: A controller includes: a noise reduction processing unit that acquires a sensor signal, which is based on an output from a sensor that detects time-series data and includes a noise, and that reduces the noise included in the sensor signal on the basis of a recurrent neural network trained so as to learn a correspondence relationship between a first signal including the noise corresponding to the sensor signal and a second signal indicating the first signal from which the noise has been removed; and a control processing unit that controls an actuator on the basis of an output from the noise reduction processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihito YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11000572
    Abstract: A composition having tissue repair activity, which is capable of promoting reactions associated with tissue repair, contains at least one selected from the group consisting of a first component that is a protein having a monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) activity, a second component that is a protein having the extracellular domain activity of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectin-9 (Siglec-9), and a third component that is at least one of chondroitin sulfate and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akihito Yamamoto, Minoru Ueda, Kohki Matsubara, Akio Suzumura, Koichi Furukawa, Yoshihiro Matsushita, Hirotaka Wakayama, Nobunori Takahashi, Shin Tsunekawa, Takako Izumoto
  • Publication number: 20200356216
    Abstract: A touch screen device includes: a touch screen that includes an operation surface on which touch operations are performed, and in which capacitances change at regions of the operation surface touched by conductors; a pressure sensor unit to output a signal corresponding to a pressing value of a pressing force applied to the operation surface; and a controller to calculate coordinates indicating positions of the touch operations on the operation surface based on the capacitances. The touch operations include first and second touch operations. The controller determines touch operation information input by the second touch operation to be valid when a condition is satisfied, and determines the touch operation information to be invalid when the condition is not satisfied. The condition is that the first touch operation is being performed and a pressing value of a pressing force of the first touch operation is within a predetermined reference pressure range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akihito YAMAMOTO, Yuichi SASAKI
  • Patent number: 10823828
    Abstract: An object capturing device configured to capture an object present in a measurement target space includes a light emission unit, a light receiving unit, a light scanning unit configured to cause measurement light emitted at a predetermined wavelength from the light emission unit to head toward a measurement target space to perform scanning, and to guide reflected light from an object present in the measurement target space with respect to the measurement light to the light receiving unit, and a polarization filter disposed in the light scanning unit, the polarization filter including a polarizer configured to allow only light vibrating in a first direction in the measurement light to transmit, and an analyzer configured to allow only light vibrating in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction in the reflected light to transmit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HOKUYO AUTOMATIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Mori, Akihito Yamamoto, Masayuki Maeda, Takahiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10709741
    Abstract: A composition for preventing or treating inflammatory disease and that is effective for inflammatory disease such as fulminant hepatitis and interstitial pneumonia. For such an objective, the present uses a culture supernatant obtained by culturing dental pulp stem cells as the active ingredient of the composition for preventing or treating inflammatory disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akihito Yamamoto, Minoru Ueda, Hidemi Goto, Masatoshi Ishigami, Yoshihiro Matsushita, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Naozumi Hashimoto, Hirotaka Wakayama
  • Patent number: 10696119
    Abstract: A control apparatus of a damping force variable damper that controls the damping force variable damper includes: a controller configured to control a damping force variation rate at a time of variation in a damping force of the damping force variable damper to be a predetermined damping force variation rate which is smaller than a predetermined oil hammer occurrence damping force variation rate at which an oil hammer occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihito Yamamoto, Atsuto Ogino
  • Publication number: 20200129591
    Abstract: A composition having tissue repair activity, which is capable of promoting reactions associated with tissue repair, contains at least one selected from the group consisting of a first component that is a protein having a monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) activity, a second component that is a protein having the extracellular domain activity of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectin-9 (Siglec-9), and a third component that is at least one of chondroitin sulfate and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akihito YAMAMOTO, Minoru UEDA, Kohki MATSUBARA, Akio SUZUMURA, Koichi FURUKAWA, Yoshihiro MATSUSHITA, Hirotaka WAKAYAMA, Nobunori TAKAHASHI, Shin TSUNEKAWA, Takako IZUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10625558
    Abstract: A damping force control apparatus for a suspension is applied to a damper whose damping force can be set based on a damping force control value and controls the damping force control value. The damper is attached to a support portion with a buffer member interposed between the support portion of a vehicle body and a cylinder of the damper. The apparatus includes: a displacement related quantity estimation device estimating relative displacement of a vehicle wheel and a relative speed of the vehicle wheel with respect to the vehicle body as estimated relative displacement and an estimated relative speed; and a damping force control value calculation device determining the damping force control value so as to suppress vibration of the vehicle body based on state variables provided from the vehicle body and the estimated relative speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihito Yamamoto, Wataru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10611115
    Abstract: Provided is a tank cooling device that is capable of cooling a tank more quickly. A tank cooling device 4 has a nozzle 40. The nozzle 40 is comprised to supply cooling gas for cooling a tank 100 to an outer surface of the tank 100, with the cooling gas assisted by compressed gas in the nozzle 40. The tank 100 has a tank main body 101 made by using synthetic resin and an end member 102 made by using metal. The nozzle 40 supplies a gas flow to each of the tank main body 101 and the end member 102.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Koyo Thermo Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihito Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Sasaki, Iwao Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20190391245
    Abstract: An object capturing device configured to capture an object present in a measurement target space includes a light emission unit, a light receiving unit, a light scanning unit configured to cause measurement light emitted at a predetermined wavelength from the light emission unit to head toward a measurement target space to perform scanning, and to guide reflected light from an object present in the measurement target space with respect to the measurement light to the light receiving unit, and a polarization filter disposed in the light scanning unit, the polarization filter including a polarizer configured to allow only light vibrating in a first direction in the measurement light to transmit, and an analyzer configured to allow only light vibrating in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction in the reflected light to transmit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: HOKUYO AUTOMATIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro MORI, Akihito YAMAMOTO, Masayuki MAEDA, Takahiro KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20190383939
    Abstract: An object capturing device includes light emission, receiving, and scanning units, and distance calculation, and object determination units. The scanning unit measures light from the emission unit to head toward a measurement target space to perform scanning, and to guide reflected light from the object with respect to the measurement light to the receiving unit. The distance calculation unit calculates a distance to the object in association with a scanning angle of the scanning unit. The object determination unit determines whether the object is a capture target based on whether a scanning angle range within which a difference between distances is equal to or less than a predetermined threshold value corresponding to a reference scanning angle range of the capture target, and a determination of whether intensity distribution of the reflected light within the scanning angle range corresponds to reference intensity distribution of the reflected light from the capture target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: HOKUYO AUTOMATIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro MORI, Akihito YAMAMOTO, Masayuki MAEDA, Takahiro KASAHARA
  • Patent number: 10507230
    Abstract: A composition having tissue repair activity, which is capable of promoting reactions associated with tissue repair, contains at least one selected from the group consisting of a first component that is a protein having a monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) activity, a second component that is a protein having the extracellular domain activity of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectin-9 (Siglec-9), and a third component that is at least one of chondroitin sulfate and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akihito Yamamoto, Minoru Ueda, Kohki Matsubara, Akio Suzumura, Koichi Furukawa, Yoshihiro Matsushita, Hirotaka Wakayama, Nobunori Takahashi, Shin Tsunekawa, Takako Izumoto
  • Publication number: 20190047347
    Abstract: A control apparatus of a damping force variable damper that controls the damping force variable damper includes: a controller configured to control a damping force variation rate at a time of variation in a damping force of the damping force variable damper to be a predetermined damping force variation rate which is smaller than a predetermined oil hammer occurrence damping force variation rate at which an oil hammer occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihito Yamamoto, Atsuto Ogino
  • Publication number: 20190006419
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory includes a plurality of stripe-like active areas formed by stacking, in a direction perpendicular to a substrate, a plurality of layers extending parallel to the substrate, a first gate electrode formed on first side surfaces of the active areas, the first side surfaces being perpendicular to the substrate, a second gate electrode formed on second side surfaces of the active areas, the second side surfaces being perpendicular to the substrate. The layers are patterned in self-alignment with each other, intersections of the active areas and the first gate electrode form a plurality of memory cells, and the plurality of memory cells in an intersecting plane share the first gate electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Kiyotoshi, Akihito Yamamoto, Yoshio Ozawa, Fumitaka Arai, Riichiro Shirota
  • Publication number: 20180325946
    Abstract: The present invention provides a damaged part treatment composition for repairing a damaged part of a target tissue that includes a stem cell-conditioned medium obtained by culturing stem cells; a damaged part treatment method for repairing or restoring a damaged part of a target tissue that includes administering the damaged part treatment composition to a patient having the target tissue for the damaged part treatment composition in an amount therapeutically effective for repairing the damaged part of the target tissue; a method of treating cerebral infarction that includes administering the damaged part treatment composition to a cerebral infarct patient in an amount effective for repairing a damaged part of the brain; and a method of treating a CNS disease that includes administering, as a CNS disease treatment composition, the damaged part treatment composition to a CNS disease patient in a therapeutically effective amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Minoru Ueda, Yoichi Yamada, Katsumi Ebisawa, Akihito Yamamoto, Kiyoshi Sakai, Kohki Matsubara, Hisashi Hattori, Masahiko Sugiyama, Takanori Inoue
  • Publication number: 20180311313
    Abstract: A composition having tissue repair activity, which is capable of promoting reactions associated with tissue repair, contains at least one selected from the group consisting of a first component that is a protein having a monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) activity, a second component that is a protein having the extracellular domain activity of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectin-9 (Siglec-9), and a third component that is at least one of chondroitin sulfate and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Akihito YAMAMOTO, Minoru UEDA, Kohki MATSUBARA, Akio SUZUMURA, Koichi FURUKAWA, Yoshihiro MATSUSHITA, Hirotaka WAKAYAMA, Nobunori TAKAHASHI, Shin TSUNEKAWA, Takako IZUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180252364
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid supply device capable of reducing loads to be applied to pipings while increasing tolerable rotation amounts of respective nozzles around a predetermined rotation axis. A fluid supply device 5 includes first pipings 31A to 31L connected to nozzles 11A to 11C and 12F to 12J, a rotary support part 10 supporting the nozzles 11A to 11C and 12F to 12J and the first pipings 31A to 31L, second flexible pipings 33A to 33L, and a linear guide 15. One end portions 33a of the second flexible pipings 33A to 33L are configured to rotate around a rotation axis L1 in conjunction with the respective first pipings 31A to 31L. A movable guide portion 51 of the linear guide 15 is configured to be linearly displaceable along with deforming movements of the respective second flexible pipings 33A to 33L caused by rotations of the respective first pipings 31A to 31L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Koyo Thermo Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihito YAMAMOTO, Yasuhiro SASAKI