Patents by Inventor Akira Ogawa

Akira Ogawa 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: 10401304
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inspection device that is capable of detecting foreign matter with high accuracy, the inspection device including: a light source; an electro-optic element on which light from the light source is incident and which changes a phase of the light into at least two states; and a controller. The controller corrects a phase fluctuation of the electro-optic element itself, using intensity modulation characteristics of the eletro-optic element which are obtained by changing an applied voltage that is input to the electro-optic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masami Makuuchi, Kazuma Ogawa, Akira Hamamatsu
  • Publication number: 20190259567
    Abstract: To provide a lightweight and highly rigid stage device that can move in X and Y directions and a Z direction, and a charged particle beam device including the stage device. A stage device includes a chuck that is loaded with a sample, an XY stage that moves in X and Y directions, and a Z stage that moves in a Z direction. The Z stage includes: an inclined part that is fixed to the XY stage and includes an inclined surface inclined with respect to an XY plane; a movement part that moves on the inclined surface; and a table that is fixed to the movement part and is provided with the a plane parallel to the XY plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Masaki MIZUOCHI, Shuichi NAKAGAWA, Tomotaka SHIBAZAKI, Naruo WATANABE, Akira NISHIOKA, Takanori KATO, Hironori OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190252151
    Abstract: Provided is a charged particle beam apparatus including: an XY stage on which a sample is placed; a charged particle beam source which irradiates the sample with a charged particle beam; a detector which detects charged particles emitted from the sample upon the irradiation with the charged particle beam; an image generator which generates an SEM image of the sample based on a detection signal output by the detector; and a controller configured to set control parameters based on a movement starting point and a movement ending point of the XY stage and control a driving unit for moving the XY stage according to the control parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Takanori KATO, Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Naruo WATANABE, Akira NISHIOKA, Masaki MIZUOCHI, Shuichi NAKAGAWA, Hironori OGAWA
  • Patent number: 10377099
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a pneumatic tire with surface fastener according to the present technology includes, while engaging a surface fastener provided with a plurality of first engaging elements and a sheet-shaped protective member provided with a plurality of second engaging elements that engage with the first engaging elements of the surface fastener, disposing the surface fastener in an unvulcanized tire so that a surface on a side opposite that of a surface on which the engaging elements are provided is closely fitted to an inner surface of the tire, and vulcanizing the unvulcanized tire provided with the surface fastener using a vulcanizer equipped with a vulcanization bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayako Joza, Atsushi Tanno, Shiro Ogawa, Akira Fujita
  • Patent number: 10366912
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a stage apparatus that realizes compatibility between long stroke driving and reduction of a burden on a drive mechanism. In order to achieve the above object, there is suggested a stage apparatus including a first table that moves a sample in a first direction, a second table that moves the first table in a second direction different from the first direction, moving mechanisms that move the tables, respectively, a movable body that supports a moving mechanism, and a third moving mechanism that moves the movable body so as to follow the second table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Motohiro Takahashi, Masaki Mizuochi, Shuichi Nakagawa, Naruo Watanabe, Hironori Ogawa, Takanori Kato, Akira Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10335964
    Abstract: In a robot control system, the distance from an operating region of a robot arm to a person who is approaching the region is measured using a laser sensor. Information necessary to acquire a safety skill level that is stored in an RFID tag possessed by the person is acquired using an RFID reader. A controller classifies distances into a short distance, which is a distance within the operating region of the arm, a long distance, which is a distance that exceeds a movable region of the arm, and an intermediate distance, which is a distance between the short distance and the long distance. The motion of the arm is controlled by the controller, depending on the distance (i.e., the long distance, the intermediate distance, or the short distance) and the safety level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Akira Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10318028
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, there is provided a control device including a detection unit configured to detect, as a manipulation region, at least a part of a substantial object present at a position at which a user is estimated to be able to perform a manipulation, a function setting unit configured to perform setting in a manner that a predetermined function matches the manipulation region detected by the detection unit, and a control unit configured to perform the function matched with the manipulation region based on a positional relation between the manipulation region and a manipulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Seiji Wada, Hiroaki Ogawa, Hiroshi Mukawa, Tatsuya Narahara, Motoyuki Takai, Yasushi Miyajima, Ikuo Tsukagoshi, Kohei Asada, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Masashi Takeda, Akira Tange, Kazuhide Kemmochi, Ichigo Hayakawa, Takao Tanikame
  • Patent number: 10308392
    Abstract: Problem to be Solved Provided is a packing box that enables to easily release a slit lock in which slits of an insertion piece of an openable lid engage with side flaps connected to openable lid side edge portions of lid side members, even if the interior of a box body of the packing box is tightly filled with a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Kose Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Ogawa, Akira Takase, Fumiko Noda, Megumi Imai, Takuji Kobayashi, Yumiko Yakuden
  • Patent number: 10310758
    Abstract: A second virtual volume having a plurality of second virtual areas is a clone of a first virtual volume having a plurality of first virtual areas. A first real area is allocated from a pool of real areas and based on storage devices to the first virtual volume. A storage controller allocates a second real area to the second virtual area before a write occurs in the second virtual area corresponding to the first virtual area to which the first real area is allocated. A physical area is allocated to a logical area corresponding to the first real area in each storage device, and data based on user data stored in the first real area is stored in the physical area. Each storage device allocates the physical area allocated to the logical area corresponding to the first real area to a logical area corresponding to the second real area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Miho Imazaki, Norio Simozono, Junji Ogawa, Tomohiro Yoshihara, Akira Yamamoto, Hiroaki Akutsu
  • Publication number: 20190023563
    Abstract: A semiconductor device production method includes performing trench etching to form a trench in a thickness direction of a semiconductor layer so that both of a first pattern portion and a second pattern portion whose side walls face each other across the trench are formed. In the trench etching, the semiconductor layer is etched and removed while a protective film is formed on a surface of the semiconductor layer, and the trench etching is performed so that the first pattern portion and the second pattern portion are configured to have a same potential or a same temperature during the trench etching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Akira OGAWA, Yoshitaka NODA, Tetsuo YOSHIOKA, Yuhei SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190023876
    Abstract: Provided is a curable composition having superior weather resistance which is obtained from a cured product containing a polyoxyalkylene polymer comprising a reactive silicon group. The curable composition contains (A) a reactive-silicon-group-containing polyoxyalkylene polymer having a number-average molecular weight of 2,000 to 50,000 and containing 1.1 to 5 reactive silicon groups within a single molecule, and (B) from 0.01 to 100 parts by weight of a powdered-glass-based filler based on 100 parts of the component (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: KANEKA NORTH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Atsushi FUKUNAGA, Chin-Chang SHEN, Kenneth SUTHERLAND, JR., Yu ITANO, Akira OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180282518
    Abstract: A transparent curable composition includes 100 parts by weight of a polyoxyalkylene-based polymer (A); and 0.1 to 20 parts by weight of a weathering stabilizer (B). The polyoxyalkylene-based polymer (A) has a reactive silicon group that can be crosslinked by forming a siloxane bond, and the weathering stabilizer (B) is a hindered-amine-based photostabilizer (B1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Ogawa, Ayako Yano
  • Patent number: 10076839
    Abstract: A robot operation apparatus includes touch panel, touch operation detecting unit, action command generating unit, and selection operation detecting unit. The action command generating unit is capable of performing an operation determining process and an action command generating process. The operation determining process is a process for determining a drive axis or an action mode of a robot to be operated based on the selection operation detected by the selection operation detecting unit, and when a touch operation detected by the touch operation detecting unit is a drag operation, determining a movement amount of the drag operation. The action command generating process is a process for determining a movement amount of the robot based on the movement amount determined by in the operation determining process, and generating an action command for moving the robot at the drive axis or in the action mode to be operated by the movement amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hirota Touma, Daisuke Kawase, Akira Ogawa, Daisuke Yui, Motoki Kanada, Yoshinobu Ohashi, Atsuko Sugano, Satoshi Ide
  • Patent number: 9964562
    Abstract: A capacitance type physical quantity sensor including a movable electrode formed in a weight part, and a fixed electrode facing the movable electrode is provided. A first movable sensing electrode and a first fixed sensing electrode face each other in a first y direction. A second movable sensing electrode and a second fixed sensing electrode face each other in a second y direction. A first movable damping electrode is located in the middle between two first fixed damping electrodes, faces one of the first fixed damping electrodes in the first y direction and faces the other of the first fixed damping electrodes in the second y direction. A plurality of the first movable damping electrodes are located point-symmetrically with respect to the center of the weight part or line-symmetrically with respect to a center line passing the center in the y direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9737432
    Abstract: A nail correcting device made of an elastic material includes: a pair of holding pieces arranged side by side in a predetermined direction; and a connecting piece connecting the holding pieces to each other, the pair of holding pieces each including: a body at least partly in an arc within a plane intersecting with the predetermined direction; and a pair of first and second distal edges connected to both ends of the body to hold a nail. The pair of first and second distal edges are spaced from each other along the predetermined direction at an inner side and an outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ACTMENT CO., LTD
    Inventor: Akira Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20170157783
    Abstract: In a robot control system, the distance from an operating region of a robot arm to a person who is approaching the region is measured using a laser sensor. Information necessary to acquire a safety skill level that is stored in an RFID tag possessed by the person is acquired using an RFID reader. A controller classifies distances into a short distance, which is a distance within the operating region of the arm, a long distance, which is a distance that exceeds a movable region of the arm, and an intermediate distance, which is a distance between the short distance and the long distance. The motion of the arm is controlled by the controller, depending on the distance (i.e., the long distance, the intermediate distance, or the short distance) and the safety level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Akira OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20170114209
    Abstract: Provided is a curable composition having superior weather resistance which is obtained from a cured product containing a polyoxyalkylene polymer comprising a reactive silicon group. The curable composition contains (A) a reactive-silicon-group-containing polyoxyalkylene polymer having a number-average molecular weight of 2,000 to 50,000 and containing 1.1 to 5 reactive silicon groups within a single molecule, and (B) from 0.01 to 100 parts by weight of a powdered-glass-based filler based on 100 parts of the component (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: KANEKA NORTH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Atsushi FUKUNAGA, Chin-Chang SHEN, Kenneth SUTHERLAND, JR., Yu ITANO, Akira OGAWA
  • Patent number: 9593271
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sealant composition that includes a reactive silyl group-containing organic polymer, and gives a cured product having a low modulus and not having wrinkles or cracks on the surface even though the sealant includes as a curing catalyst a tetravalent tin compound, which is presumed to reduce recovery. The sealant composition is a one-component curable sealant composition including: a linear organic polymer (A) having a number average molecular weight of 11,000 to 30,000, and having an ethanol-elimination reactive silyl group at a molecular terminal; a tetravalent tin compound (B); and a plasticizer (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayako Yano, Atsushi Fukunaga, Atsushi Kawakami, Akira Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9589657
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an internal power supply voltage auxiliary circuit for an internal power supply voltage generating circuit, wherein the internal power supply voltage generating circuit includes: a differential amplifier, comparing an internal power voltage supplied to a loading circuit with a predetermined reference voltage, and outputting a control voltage from an output terminal; and a driving transistor, driving an external power voltage according to the control voltage. The internal power supply voltage auxiliary circuit includes: a time sequence detecting circuit, detecting a transition of a data signal, generating and outputting a detecting signal; and an internal power voltage auxiliary supplying circuit, auxiliary supplying a current for the loading circuit based on the detecting signal. Therefore, it is possible to output an internal power voltage stably, while power consumption would not increase greatly, even when being used in the semiconductor memory device with the DDR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Powerchip Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Ogawa, Nobuhiko Ito
  • Publication number: 20170007437
    Abstract: A nail correcting device made of an elastic material includes: a pair of holding pieces arranged side by side in a predetermined direction; and a connecting piece connecting the holding pieces to each other, the pair of holding pieces each including: a body at least partly in an arc within a plane intersecting with the predetermined direction; and a pair of first and second distal edges connected to both ends of the body to hold a nail. The pair of first and second distal edges are spaced from each other along the predetermined direction at an inner side and an outer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: ACTMENT CO., LTD
    Inventor: Akira OGAWA