Patents by Inventor Akira Mizuno

Akira Mizuno 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: 20240200262
    Abstract: A cut surface smoothing device which can smooth the cut surface of a filament three-dimensional bonded member is provided. The cut surface smoothing device includes a high temperature portion which is heated to a temperature equal to or higher than the melting point of the filament three-dimensional bonded member, and the high temperature portion is applied to the cut surface of the filament three-dimensional bonded member to smooth the cut surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: airweave inc.
    Inventor: Akira MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 11977099
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device in which probes and the layout of the electrode pads of a test element group (TEG) are associated is provided. As a semiconductor device is miniaturized, a scribe area on a wafer also tends to decrease. Accordingly, it is necessary to reduce the size of a TEG arranged in the scribe area, and efficiently arrange an electrode pad for probe contact. Thus, it is necessary to associate the probes and the layout of the electrode pad. According to the method, a layout of a TEG electrode pad corresponding to a plurality of probes arranged in a fan shape or probes manufactured by Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohisa Ohtaki, Takayuki Mizuno, Ryo Hirano, Toru Fujimura, Shigehiko Kato, Yasuhiko Nara, Katsuo Ohki, Akira Kageyama, Masaaki Komori
  • Publication number: 20240129669
    Abstract: A distribution system includes a device control circuit that receives a first sound signal and a second sound signal that are related to a performance sound to be distributed. The device control circuit also receives meta-data indicating a type of the first sound signal and a type of the second sound signal. The device control circuit also receives sound environment data indicating a sound characteristic of a sound appliance. Based on a combination of the type of the first sound signal and the sound characteristic or a combination of the type of the second sound signal and the sound characteristic, the device control circuit controls the first sound signal or the second sound signal to be output to the sound appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Masaru TANAKA, Yoshifumi MIZUNO, Takashi MORI, Akira MAEZAWA, Ryunosuke DAIDO, Kazunobu KONDO
  • Publication number: 20240083252
    Abstract: A vehicle display system, by executing a computer-readable program, being configured to: display multiple image contents in separate display areas of a display device arranged in a vehicle; detect a visual field range of an occupant of the vehicle; determine whether a frame rate of a certain image content displayed in the visual field range satisfies a lowest reference, the certain image content being one of the multiple image contents; and in response to determining that the frame rate of the certain image content does not satisfy the lowest reference, reduce a processing load of a different process while maintaining a display process of the certain image content in the visual field range of the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Akira KAMIYA, Kiyotaka Taguchi, Yasuhiko Joho, Toshinori Mizuno, Hiroyuki Mimura
  • Publication number: 20240074659
    Abstract: An ophthalmic microscope includes an observation system configured to observe an eye to be examined, the observation system including an objective lens and a pair of observation optical paths, an imaging system capable of stereoscopically imaging respective observation lights of the eye to be examined from the observation optical paths, and a mode switching unit capable of selectively switching among a first mode for acquiring a first image obtained by stereoscopically imaging the observation lights from both the observation optical paths using the imaging system, a second mode for acquiring only a second image obtained by imaging the observation light from one of the observation optical paths using the imaging system, and a third mode for acquiring only a third image obtained by imaging the observation light from the other of the observation optical paths using the imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: Akira MIZUNO, Kenji MIYASHITA
  • Patent number: 11911891
    Abstract: An actuator system that picks up workpieces aims to shorten tact time and to reduce damages to workpieces. The actuator system includes an actuator that picks up a workpiece, an external force detection sensor that detects a physical quantity that is correlated with an external force that is applied to the workpiece, a head unit that is connected to the actuator and the external force detection sensor without a communication network, the head unit being configured to control the actuator based on a sensing result from the external force detection sensor when a pickup request signal that is a signal requesting pickup of the workpiece is received, and a control device that is connected to the head unit over the communication network, the control device being configured to transmit the pickup request signal to the head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Fukushima, Masashi Ishii, Hiroki Niwa, Akira Suzuki, Kazuto Oga, Shogo Wakuta, Satoshi Hara, Tomofumi Mizuno, Shigeki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11911102
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus is provided, which is capable of more securely supporting left and right cheekbone portions of a subject in accordance with the size and shape of the subject's face allowing the subject to respond orally where the positions of the subject's eyes are fixed. The ophthalmologic apparatus includes a forehead contact portion coming into contact with the forehead of the subject, and a cheek contact portion coming into contact with the cheeks of the subject. The cheek contact portion includes a first cheek-contact body that supports one of the cheeks of the subject, a second cheek-contact body that supports the other one of the cheeks of the subject, and an opening/closing mechanism portion that opens and closes in a horizontal direction the first cheek-contact body and the second cheek-contact body in a direction of coming close to each other and a direction of separating from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: John Thomas Trefethen, Thomas Nuzzo, Akira Mizuno, Shigeru Okikawa, Yuta Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20240008664
    Abstract: A cushion member is provided which can stabilize a head position while sinking a head moderately. The cushion member is a cushion member for a pillow which is formed using a filament three-dimensional bonded member obtained by three-dimensionally fusing filaments formed of a thermoplastic resin, in a width direction, repulsive forces in regions on the sides of both end portions are higher than a repulsive force in the region of a center portion and in a depth direction, repulsive forces in regions on the sides of both end portions are higher than a repulsive force in the region of a center portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: airweave inc.
    Inventors: Akira MIZUNO, Yusuke HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11858569
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided with a vehicle body, N (N is an integer equal to or larger than 2) wheels including one or more front wheels and one or more rear wheels, a force generator, and a force controller. The N wheels include one or more turn wheels turnable in the width direction of the vehicle. The force generator is configured to generate a force which changes a yaw angular acceleration. The force controller is configured to control the force generator. A gravity center of the vehicle body is located away from a rotation center of the vehicle toward front side or rear side when the vehicle turns. The force controller controls the force generator to control a roll torque in the width direction acting on the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keizo Araki, Akira Mizuno, Shota Kubo
  • Publication number: 20230356238
    Abstract: A particle collection vessel (2) which charges particles in air and then collects them includes a vessel body (7) having an opening (8); a suction part (14) provided in the opening (8) and having an inflow path (22) through which the air is flowed from an outside into an inside of the vessel body (7); a discharge part (16) provided in the opening (8) and having an outflow path (26) through which the air is discharged from the inside to the outside of the vessel body (7); a discharge electrode (15) provided in the inside of the vessel body (7) and to which a high voltage is applied; and a medium storage part (50) provided in the inside of the vessel body (7) and capable of storing a medium for collecting the particles in the air charged by the discharge electrode (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: AMANO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei FUKUDA, Akira MIZUNO, Shinjirou KATSUSHIMA, Kouichi KITABAYASHI, Yuji MAKISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20230105121
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus includes a first visual target presenting unit that presents a first eye chart including a visual target, at a first examination distance, to an examinee’s eye of which a trial lens is disposed ahead, and a second visual target presenting unit that presents a second eye chart including a visual target, at a second examination distance different from the first examination distance, wherein the first eye chart and the second eye chart are presented adjacently in plan view in a presentation region in which no influence of aberration of the trial lens is present, within a range viewable by the examinee’s eye through the trial lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Inventors: Akira MIZUNO, Naoki INUZUKA
  • Patent number: 11602561
    Abstract: A plasma activated ophthalmic solution generating device operable to generate a therapeutic ophthalmic solution for curing epidemic keratoconjunctivitis includes a plasma generating electrode operable to generate a plasma activated ophthalmic solution for epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, wherein the plasma generating electrode is arranged surrounding an insert space where a unit dose ophthalmic eyedrop container with a container body, which seals a certain solution in a sterile state, is inserted; a power supply unit; and a high voltage generating unit, which is connected to the power supply unit, operable to be supplied with power source from the power supply unit and to apply high voltage electric current to the plasma generating electrode. This configuration makes it possible to provide a novel and effective therapeutic ophthalmic solution for epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: CSP ADVANCED SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Masahiko Kobayashi, Masayuki Takasu, Akira Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20220388570
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided with a vehicle body, N (N is an integer equal to or larger than 2) wheels including one or more front wheels and one or more rear wheels, a force generator, and a force controller. The N wheels include one or more turn wheels turnable in the width direction of the vehicle. The force generator is configured to generate a force which changes a yaw angular acceleration. The force controller is configured to control the force generator. A gravity center of the vehicle body is located away from a rotation center of the vehicle toward front side or rear side when the vehicle turns. The force controller controls the force generator to control a roll torque in the width direction acting on the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keizo ARAKI, Akira MIZUNO, Shota KUBO
  • Publication number: 20220369921
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus includes a visual target projection system that is configured to present a visual target to a subject eye at a predetermined examination distance under a presentation condition according to the examination distance, and a controller that is configured to control the visual target projection system. The controller is configured to control the visual target projection system to present the visual target at a first examination distance for a far-point examination of the subject eye, a second examination distance for a near-point examination of the subject eye, and at least one third examination distance different from the first examination distance and the second examination distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Tomohiro SAKURADA, Akira MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 11472474
    Abstract: A vehicle small in width and capable of ensuring both driving stability and drivability includes: a vehicle body with two or more wheels including steered wheels (right front wheel, left front wheel) for steering; an inclination angle detection part that detects the inclination angle of the vehicle body about a roll axis thereof; and a torque applying part (turning mechanism) that applies a steering torque to the steered wheels in accordance with an inclination angular velocity or an inclination angular acceleration of the vehicle body calculated from the inclination angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keizo Araki, Akira Mizuno, Shota Kubo
  • Publication number: 20220110517
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus is provided, which is capable of more securely supporting left and right cheekbone portions of a subject in accordance with the size and shape of the subject's face allowing the subject to respond orally where the positions of the subject's eyes are fixed. The ophthalmologic apparatus includes a forehead contact portion coming into contact with the forehead of the subject, and a cheek contact portion coming into contact with the cheeks of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: John Thomas TREFETHEN, Thomas NUZZO, Akira MIZUNO, Shigeru OKIKAWA, Yuta SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210269017
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a vehicle body; one or more turn wheels turnable to right and left; a lean actuator configured to apply a lean torque to the vehicle body; a turn wheel support unit; and a controller. The turn wheel support unit includes: a supporting member that rotatably supports the one or more turn wheels; and a turning actuator configured to apply a turning torque to the supporting member. The controller is configured to determine a target lean angle, and determine the target lean torque and the target turning torque using the target lean angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keizo ARAKI, Akira MIZUNO, Shota KUBO
  • Publication number: 20210206446
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a vehicle body; one or more turn wheels turnable to right and left; turn wheel support unit; and controller. The turn wheel support unit includes: a supporting member that rotatably supports the one or more turn wheels; and a turning actuator configured to apply a turning torque to the supporting member. The controller is configured to determine a target lean angle, determine a first type control value by using a difference between the target lean angle and a lean angle, and determine the target turning torque by using one or more control values including the first type control value. Where the first type control value indicates a torque that causes the supporting member to turn in a direction opposite to a target direction that is a rotational direction to rotate the vehicle body in its width direction so that the lean angle approaches the target lean angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keizo ARAKI, Akira MIZUNO, Shota KUBO
  • Publication number: 20210061348
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a vehicle body; lean mechanism; operation input, lean control, and turn wheel support units. The turn wheel support unit includes: a supporting member supporting one or more turn wheels; turning actuator applying to the supporting member a torque for turning the supporting member; and turn control unit using a control parameter to control a turning actuator torque. The turn control unit includes: a specifying module using the control parameter to specify one or more turn wheels target direction; first determination module determining a first control value for causing the one or more turn wheels direction to approach the target direction; an actuation control value determination module using the first control value to determine an actuation control value; and torque control module controlling a turning actuator torque according to the actuation control value. The first determination module uses the vehicle velocity to adjust the first control value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keizo ARAKI, Akira MIZUNO, Koji MOGI
  • Patent number: 10889071
    Abstract: In a device for manufacturing a filament three-dimensional bonded member includes: a molten filament supply device which supplies a plurality of molten filaments; a three-dimensional structure formation device which receives and then cools and solidifies the molten filaments so as to form a filament three-dimensional bonded member; and a controller which controls the molten filament supply device and the three-dimensional structure formation device, a hardness index measurement device is provided which measures the hardness index of the filament three-dimensional bonded member that is brought into a cooled state by the three-dimensional structure formation device, and the controller uses the information of the measurement of the hardness index measurement device that is fed back and thereby performs feedback control on at least one of the molten filament supply device and the three-dimensional structure formation device so as to reduce a variation in the hardness of the formed filament three-dimensional bonde
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: airweave inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Kojima, Masashi Fuchigami, Narutaka Makino, Akira Mizuno