Patents by Inventor Akira Matsuo

Akira Matsuo 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: 20230393974
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a nonvolatile memory and a controller. The controller is capable of communicating with a host and controls the nonvolatile memory. The controller determines validity of first information for a logical address, when the controller receives, from the host, a read command including the logical address and the first information, the logical address indicating a logical location on the nonvolatile memory, the first information being associated with the logical address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventor: Akira MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20230303820
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising an ionomer composed of a reaction product of an acid-modified polymer component with a fatty acid metal salt, wherein the acid-modified polymer component is an acid-modified product of a non-crystalline polymer containing ethylene units, or a mixture of an acid-modified product of a non-crystalline polymer containing ethylene units and an acid-modified product of a crystalline polymer, and the fatty acid metal salt is at least one selected from the group consisting of divalent and trivalent fatty acid metal salts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kousuke YAMAKI, Akira MATSUO
  • Patent number: 11622074
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus connectable to an external electronic apparatus and storing at least one power supply for operating the external electronic apparatus includes a connection interface that is connected to the external electronic apparatus, and at least one processor configured to control the electronic apparatus. Power of the at least one power supply is supplied to the external electronic apparatus via the connection interface. The at least one processor controls the external electronic apparatus by using power received from the external electronic apparatus via the connection interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichirou Hayashi, Kento Inai, Hiroshi Moritomo, Hirokazu Izuoka, Sayaka Kumon, Akira Matsuo, Sho Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11592885
    Abstract: A device includes a load test unit that determines whether to permit startup of the device using power of a battery supplying power to the device, and a control unit that starts up the device in a case where it is determined to permit startup of the device using the battery and a first voltage is requested of a power supply apparatus to restrict power received from the power supply apparatus. The control unit cancels the restriction of the received power in a case where a notification of completion of connection is received from the power supply apparatus, after the device is started up and a second voltage is requested of the power supply apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Moritomo, Kento Inai, Sayaka Kumon, Hirokazu Izuoka, Akira Matsuo
  • Patent number: 11569672
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a connection unit and a control unit. The control unit enables a power supply path for supplying power from a first battery connected to an external device to the electronic device and enables a power supply path for supplying power from a second battery connected to the external device to a predetermined functional unit of the external device, in a case where the first battery or the second battery connected to the external device is not charged. The control unit disables a power supply path for supplying power from the second battery connected to the external device to the predetermined functional unit and enables a power supply path for supplying power from the electronic device to the first battery or the second battery, in a case where the first battery or the second battery connected to the external device is charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sho Ichikawa, Kento Inai, Hiroshi Moritomo, Kenichirou Hayashi, Shigeo Aoyagi, Sayaka Kumon, Hirokazu Izuoka, Akira Matsuo
  • Patent number: 11464782
    Abstract: Provided is a therapeutic or prophylactic agent for pain or interstitial cystitis comprising N-[2-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-H-indazol-3-yl)-1H-indol-6-yl]-N-methyl-(2S)-2-(morpholin-4-yl)propanamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Ueda, Mutsuyoshi Matsushita, Yoshihiro Kitagawa, Akira Matsuo, Tatsuya Maekawa, Sotaro Takigawa, Hiromitsu Watanabe, Naoki Miyagawa, Yuji Hamada, Tetsuya Hondo
  • Publication number: 20210344210
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a connection unit and a control unit. The control unit enables a power supply path for supplying power from a first battery connected to an external device to the electronic device and enables a power supply path for supplying power from a second battery connected to the external device to a predetermined functional unit of the external device, in a case where the first battery or the second battery connected to the external device is not charged. The control unit disables a power supply path for supplying power from the second battery connected to the external device to the predetermined functional unit and enables a power supply path for supplying power from the electronic device to the first battery or the second battery, in a case where the first battery or the second battery connected to the external device is charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Sho Ichikawa, Kento Inai, Hiroshi Moritomo, Kenichirou Hayashi, Shigeo Aoyagi, Sayaka Kumon, Hirokazu Izuoka, Akira Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20210333856
    Abstract: A device includes a load test unit that determines whether to permit startup of the device using power of a battery supplying power to the device, and a control unit that starts up the device in a case where it is determined to permit startup of the device using the battery and a first voltage is requested of a power supply apparatus to restrict power received from the power supply apparatus. The control unit cancels the restriction of the received power in a case where a notification of completion of connection is received from the power supply apparatus, after the device is started up and a second voltage is requested of the power supply apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Moritomo, Kento Inai, Sayaka Kumon, Hirokazu Izuoka, Akira Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20210336459
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first authentication unit that performs an authentication process for determining whether an external apparatus is a predetermined external apparatus, a second authentication unit that performs an authentication process for determining whether a battery connected to the external apparatus is a predetermined battery, and a control unit that permits the battery to be discharged but restricts the battery from being charged regardless of whether the battery is the predetermined battery, in a case where the external apparatus is not authenticated as the predetermined external apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Kento Inai, Hiroshi Moritomo, Sho Ichikawa, Kenichirou Hayashi, Shigeo Aoyagi, Sayaka Kumon, Hirokazu Izuoka, Akira Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20210205320
    Abstract: Provided is a therapeutic or prophylactic agent for pain or interstitial cystitis comprising N-[2-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-H-indazol-3-yl)-1H-indol-6-yl]-N-methyl-(2S)-2-(morpholin-4-yl)propanamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshifumi UEDA, Mutsuyoshi MATSUSHITA, Yoshihiro KITAGAWA, Akira MATSUO, Tatsuya MAEKAWA, Sotaro TAKIGAWA, Hiromitsu WATANABE, Naoki MIYAGAWA, Yuji Hamada, Tetsuya HONDO
  • Publication number: 20210195104
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus connectable to an external electronic apparatus and storing at least one power supply for operating the external electronic apparatus includes a connection interface that is connected to the external electronic apparatus, and at least one processor configured to control the electronic apparatus. Power of the at least one power supply is supplied to the external electronic apparatus via the connection interface. The at least one processor controls the external electronic apparatus by using power received from the external electronic apparatus via the connection interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichirou Hayashi, Kento Inai, Hiroshi Moritomo, Hirokazu Izuoka, Sayaka Kumon, Akira Matsuo, Sho Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10927326
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a cosmetic brush cleaner excellent in quick dryability and capable of removing stains such as deposited cosmetics with ease in the following manner: impregnating tissue paper, towel, or the like with the cleaner to wipe off the cosmetics, sebum, and the like deposited on a cosmetic brush; or directly spraying the cleaner on a cosmetic brush, and wiping the brush with dry tissue paper or the like. [Solution] A cosmetic brush cleaner including: (A) a lower alcohol in an amount of 30 to 99 mass %; (B) a volatile oil in an amount of 1 to 70 mass %; and (C) water in an amount of 7 mass % or less (including 0 mass %).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ayano Toshida, Akira Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10684472
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a see-through layered body which allows obtaining a projection type image display transparent screen with a wide viewing angle, and excellent image clarity and transparency. [Solving means] A see-through layered body according to the present invention comprises an intermediate resin film, two transparent substrates holding the intermediate resin film, wherein the intermediate resin film comprises a resin and from 0.0001 to 15% by mass of microparticles, having an average diameter of from 1 nm to 100 ?m, and the center plane average roughness SRa of outermost surfaces on both sides of the layered body is from 0.05 to 5.5 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kousuke Yamaki, Suzushi Nishimura, Akira Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10641933
    Abstract: A transparent light scattering body according to the present invention is characterized in that it comprises a transparent binder and metallic microparticles, wherein the regular reflectance R of the metallic material of the metallic microparticles is 50% or more in the measured wave length of 550 nm, and the absolute value of the difference between the regular reflectance R in the measured wave length of 450 nm and the regular reflectance R in the measured wave length of 650 nm is within 25% of the regular reflectance R in the measured wave length of 550 nm, and the average particle size of the secondary particles of the metallic microparticles in the transparent light scattering body is from 100 nm to 2000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Ikeda, Kousuke Yamaki, Akira Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10585279
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a see-through layered body which allows obtaining a projection type image display transparent screen with a wide viewing angle, and excellent image clarity and transparency. [Solving means] A see-through layered body according to the present invention comprises an intermediate resin film, two transparent substrates holding the intermediate resin film, wherein the intermediate resin film comprises a resin and from 0.0001 to 15% by mass of microparticles, having an average diameter of from 1 nm to 100 ?m, and the center plane average roughness SRa of outermost surfaces on both sides of the layered body is from 0.05 to 5.5 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kousuke Yamaki, Suzushi Nishimura, Akira Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10495964
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a transparent screen which satisfies both the visibility of the projection light and the transmission light by anisotropically scattering and reflecting the projection light emitted from a light source. [Solving means] A transparent screen according to the present invention comprises a light diffusion layer including a binder and microparticles, said transparent screen having a scattered light brilliance profile characterized to meet the following conditions A to C: A: the emitted light relative brilliance in the 0° direction is from 50 to 95, when the entered light relative brilliance is 100; B: the emitted light relative brilliance in the ±5° direction is 1.1 or less, when the emitted light relative brilliance in the 0° direction is 100; and C: the emitted light relative brilliance in the ±50° direction is 0.0005 or higher, when the emitted light relative brilliance in the 0° direction is 100; when the brilliance is Y from the XYZ color system measured with a goniophotometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kousuke Yamaki, Akira Matsuo, Suzushi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10488565
    Abstract: Provided is a dispersion liquid, a transparent screen, and a method for manufacture of the transparent screen, which the dispersion liquid is for forming a transparent light scattering layer of the transparent screen that is capable of satisfying both visibility of a projection light and a transmission light by anisotropically scattering and reflecting the projection light emitting from a light source. The dispersion liquid comprises a binder and at least either one of bright flake-form microparticles or substantially spherical microparticles. The transparent screen also comprises a cured film of the above-described dispersion liquid. Further, the method for manufacturing a transparent screen comprising a transparent light scattering layer is characterized by forming the transparent light scattering layer by coating and curing the above-described dispersion liquid on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Matsuo, Kousuke Yamaki, Sayako Uchizawa
  • Publication number: 20190224942
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a visibility improvement film for improving visibility of laser light beam irradiated on a display screen of an image display device. [Solving means] According to the present invention, there is provided a visibility improvement film for use for improving the visibility of laser light beam irradiated on a display screen of an image display device, wherein the visibility improvement film comprises a transparent light scattering layer comprising a binder, and at least either one of 0.0001 to 1.0% by mass of light reflective microparticles and light diffusive microparticles, based on the binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira MATSUO, Tetsuya UESAKA, Tatsuya KAWABATA
  • Publication number: 20190218481
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a cosmetic brush cleaner excellent in quick dryability and capable of removing stains such as deposited cosmetics with ease in the following manner: impregnating tissue paper, towel, or the like with the cleaner to wipe off the cosmetics, sebum, and the like deposited on a cosmetic brush; or directly spraying the cleaner on a cosmetic brush, and wiping the brush with dry tissue paper or the like. [Solution] A cosmetic brush cleaner including: (A) a lower alcohol in an amount of 30 to 99 mass %; (B) a volatile oil in an amount of 1 to 70 mass %; and (C) water in an amount of 7 mass % or less (including 0 mass %).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ayano TOSHIDA, Akira MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20190212555
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a see-through layered body which allows obtaining a projection type image display transparent screen with a wide viewing angle, and excellent image clarity and transparency. [Solving means] A see-through layered body according to the present invention comprises an intermediate resin film, two transparent substrates holding the intermediate resin film, wherein the intermediate resin film comprises a resin and from 0.0001 to 15% by mass of microparticles, having an average diameter of from 1 nm to 100 ?m, and the center plane average roughness SRa of outermost surfaces on both sides of the layered body is from 0.05 to 5.5 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kousuke YAMAKI, Suzushi NISHIMURA, Akira MATSUO