Patents by Inventor Akira Takahashi

Akira Takahashi 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: 20220193897
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for transporting a substrate. The apparatus comprises: an end effector including a fork which holds the substrate and a wrist part which holds a proximal end portion of the fork; an arm provided with the end effector installed thereon and a mechanism which moves the fork; and an inclination adjusting mechanism provided between the fork and the wrist part or between the wrist part and the arm to adjust an inclination of the fork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Takehiro SHINDO, Akira TAKAHASHI, Takashi HORIUCHI, Toshiaki KODAMA
  • Publication number: 20220177833
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide human fatty-liver model cells showing symptoms of the hepatic tissue of fatty liver. The present invention relates to human fatty-liver model cells, which are produced by culturing human hepatocytes derived from fatty liver in a medium containing dimethyl sulfoxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicants: PhoenixBio Co., Ltd., Akita Prefectural Government
    Inventors: Masakazu KAKUNI, Masaki TAKAHASHI, Keishi HATA, Sayaka TOMATSU, Akira SASAKI, Yui UMEKAWA
  • Patent number: 11353272
    Abstract: A heat exchanger, a heat exchanger unit, and a refrigeration cycle apparatus are provided where heat exchange performance is improved, and drainage properties and resistance against frost formation are improved. A flat tube and a plurality of fins that are each a plate having a plate surface extending in a longitudinal direction and in a width direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction are provided. The plate surface intersects a pipe axis of the flat tube, and the plurality of fins are arranged at an interval from one another. The plurality of fins each have a first spacer formed in the plate and maintaining the interval. The flat tube has a longitudinal axis of a section perpendicular to the pipe axis, and the longitudinal axis is inclined to the width direction by an inclination angle ?. The first spacer has a standing surface extending in a direction intersecting the plate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Yatsuyanagi, Tsuyoshi Maeda, Tomohiko Takahashi, Yoshihide Asai, Hidetomo Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11355812
    Abstract: A device includes a battery case (42) that stores a battery (62A or 62B), a lock mechanism (133) that is capable of fixing and holding the stored battery (62A or 62B) in the battery case (42), and an operation member (44) that is capable of performing switching operation of the lock mechanism (133) between a battery-fixed state and a non-battery-fixed state. The lock mechanism (133) includes a movable block (160) which is supported by the battery case (42) in a displaceable manner. The movable block (160) has a battery restriction portion (160b or 160c) which restricts displacement of the battery (62A or 62B) in a separation direction in a state of being displaced to a battery fixing position, and a holding force receiving portion (160d) which receives a holding force for maintaining the movable block (160) at the battery fixing position from the operation member (44) in a state where the operation member (44) is operated within a predetermined positional range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Okubo, Yasuyuki Maeda, Akira Kuramochi, Takeo Numata, Michito Arai, Yuji Hayashi, Tadashi Minyu, Natsuko Sota, Yasushi Takahashi, Takaaki Kato, Kazuo Tsuji, Makoto Mitsukawa, Etsumi Handa, Nobuo Shigemizu, Yasuhiro Fukuyoshi, Yukio Akai
  • Publication number: 20220171109
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing an optically anisotropic layer, with a polarizer, which has a plurality of regions in which alignment states of a liquid crystal compound are fixed and different from one another; laminate, with a polarizer; and a composition. The method includes: 1) forming a composition layer containing a chiral agent containing at least a photosensitive chiral agent and a polymerizable liquid crystal compound on a substrate, 2) subjecting the composition layer to a heat treatment, 3) subjecting the composition layer to light irradiation under oxygen concentration of 1% by volume or more, after step 2), and 4) subjecting the composition layer to a curing treatment to form an optically anisotropic layer, and 5) carrying out step 3) under heating conditions, or subjecting the composition layer to a heat treatment between step 3) and step 4), with a predetermined amount of chiral agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta TAKAHASHI, Shinpei YOSHIDA, Satoshi YANOKUCHI, Akira MARUYAMA, Keisuke KODAMA, Yuta FUKUSHIMA, Shunya KATOH, Yuki FUKUSHIMA, Hiroyuki HAGIO
  • Publication number: 20220171096
    Abstract: Provided is an optical film with a resin substrate adhered to an optically anisotropic layer and suppression of occurrence of optical defects in the optically anisotropic layer. The optical film has a resin substrate having an alignment regulating force and an optically anisotropic layer arranged thereon, in which the optically anisotropic layer contains a liquid crystal compound and a compound having a heteroatom different from the liquid crystal compound, and in a case where a surface of the optical film on an optically anisotropic layer side thereof is a first surface and a surface of the optical film on a resin substrate side thereof is a second surface, and components of the optical film in a depth direction are analyzed by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry while irradiating the optical film with an ion beam from the first surface toward the second surface, the obtained profile satisfies a predetermined requirement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akira MARUYAMA, Keisuke KODAMA, Tetsuro OTSUKA, Hiroyuki HAGIO, Yuta TAKAHASHI, Shinpei YOSHIDA, Satoshi YANOKUCHI
  • Patent number: 11344625
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition having an antifungal activity without depending on conventional compositions having anticandidal activity or combinations of such compositions. The composition comprises a complex of lysozyme bonded to chitosan. The composition according to the present invention is applicable to candidiasis of the skin and mucous membranes, in particular, oral candidiasis and vagina candidiasis affecting a large number of patients and can ameliorate the symptoms of these diseases, heal the same and prevent infection of the same. The composition comprises a complex of lysozyme, which has been widely used as a highly safe natural food additive, with a polysaccharide and, therefore, can reassure patients who use the same and ease their burden. The composition according to the present invention comprises a complex of lysozyme, which is a highly safe natural food additive, with a polysaccharide and, therefore, can be safely used by patients without considering any risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: Wako Filter Technology Co., Ltd., Teikyo University
    Inventors: Hiroki Kageshima, Akira Saito, Yoichi Murakami, Shigeru Abe, Kazumi Hayama, Miki Takahashi, Miho Abe
  • Patent number: 11348953
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a semiconductor substrate having first and second faces. The sensor includes a plurality of pixel groups each including pixels, each pixel having a photoelectric converter and a wiring pattern, the converter including a region whose major carriers are the same with charges to be accumulated in the photoelectric converter. The sensor also includes a microlenses which are located so that one microlens is arranged for each pixel group. The wiring patterns are located at a side of the first face, and the plurality of microlenses are located at a side of the second face. Light-incidence faces of the regions of the photoelectric converters of each pixel group are arranged along the second face such that the light-incidence faces are apart from each other in a direction along the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaaki Minowa, Hidekazu Takahashi, Yuichiro Yamashita, Akira Okita
  • Publication number: 20220166019
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a lithium-ion secondary battery includes lithium transition metal composite oxide expressed by Composition Formula (1): Li1+aNibCocMdXeO2+? (1) [in which M represents at least one kind selected from Al and Mn, X represents one or more kinds of metal elements other than Li, Ni, Co, Al, and Mn, and a, b, c, d, e, and a are numerals satisfying ?0.04?a?0.04, 0.80?b?1.0, 0?c?0.15, 0?d?0.20, 0?e?0.05, b+c+d+e=1, and ?0.2???0.2]. A residual lithium hydroxide quantity (L1) in the positive electrode active material calculated by neutralization titration is 0.8 mass % or less, and a ratio of a residual lithium hydroxide quantity (L2) calculated by the neutralization titration after the positive electrode active material is compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Tatsuya TOYAMA, Hisato TOKORO, Shin TAKAHASHI, Akira GUNJI, Shuichi TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20220153934
    Abstract: Provided is a macromolecular material that has self-healing properties, excellent stretchability, and a high degree of freedom in the design of stretchability, strength, and hardness, and that can be produced by a simple method; and also provided is a method for producing the same. The macromolecular material of the present invention comprises a polymer having a host group and a guest group. The host group is a monovalent group formed by removing one hydrogen atom or hydroxy group from a cyclodextrin derivative. The polymer is a polymer of a monomer mixture containing a host group-containing polymerizable monomer, a guest group-containing polymerizable monomer, and a third polymerizable monomer, and the third polymerizable monomer contains a (meth)acrylic ester compound. The host group-containing polymerizable monomer and the guest group-containing polymerizable monomer have a property of being dissolved in the third polymerizable monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: Osaka University, Yushiro Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Harada, Hiroyasu Yamaguchi, Yoshinori Takashima, Motofumi Osaki, Yasumasa Ohashi, Hiroaki Takahashi, Hidenori Shirakawa
  • Publication number: 20220153008
    Abstract: A sheet separation device includes a rotator, a nipping member to nip the two-ply sheet with the rotator, a first conveyor to convey the two-ply sheet in a first direction toward the rotator and a second direction reverse thereto, a winding member to wind the two-ply sheet around the rotator, a second conveyor to convey a sheet medium in the second direction, a separation claw to move in a width direction; a sheet guide to guide the separated two sheets to different passages; and control circuitry. The first conveyor conveys the two-ply sheet to the rotator with a bonded portion at an upstream end. The control circuitry inserts the separation claw into a space between the two sheets, adjusts a projection amount of the two-ply sheet from a nip of the first conveyor in the second direction, and inserts the sheet medium in two-ply sheet adjusted in the projection amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru TAKAHASHI, Tomohiro FURUHASHI, Michitaka SUZUKI, Tomomichi HOSHINO, Fumiharu YONEYAMA, Kazuyoshi MATSUO, Makoto HIDAKA, Koki SAKANO, Akira KUNIEDA, Takahiro WATANABE, Takuya MORINAGA, Yohsuke HARAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11332831
    Abstract: An insulating coating for an electrical steel sheet is provided that is formed on a surface of a base metal of the electrical steel sheet and that contains a polyvalent metal phosphate of one or more elements selected from Al, Zn, Mg and Ca, and has an enriched layer of a divalent metal at an interface with the surface of the base metal. An enrichment of the divalent metal contained in the enriched layer is 0.01 g/m2 or more and less than 0.2 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Yamazaki, Masaru Takahashi, Kazutoshi Takeda, Hiroyasu Fujii, Akira Akagi, Hiroki Hori
  • Patent number: 11331459
    Abstract: A dilator includes a shaft with a tapered portion having an outer diameter that is smaller at a distal end than at a proximal end; a proximal end portion provided at a proximal end side of the tapered portion; and optionally a distal end portion provided at a distal end side of the tapered portion. Pitches of adjacent portions of the spirally-arranged protruding portion provided on the tapered portion are different (either smaller or larger) than those of adjacent portions of the spirally-arranged protruding portion provided on distal end side of the proximal end portion and/or on the distal end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Fuseya, Hideaki Maki, Daiki Takahashi, Akira Sawai, Marina Kitai
  • Publication number: 20220141283
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device and an information processing method that enable output of information using a more optimal output modal. Provided is an information processing device including a processing unit configured to perform processes of: acquiring apparatus information regarding an output modal for each electronic apparatus; selecting an electronic apparatus having an output modal that outputs information from among a plurality of electronic apparatuses on the basis of the acquired apparatus information; and outputting the information from an output modal of the selected electronic apparatus. The present technology can be applied to, for example, electronic apparatuses such as information apparatuses, video apparatuses, audio apparatuses, or household electrical appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Noriko TOTSUKA, Hiroaki OGAWA, Yuki TAKEDA, Kan KURODA, Yoshinori MAEDA, Yuichiro KOYAMA, Akira TAKAHASHI, Kazuya TATEISHI, Chie KAMADA, Emiru TSUNOO, Akira FUKUI, Hideaki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220136032
    Abstract: A bacterium belonging to the genus Pseudomonas such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa is specifically and quantitatively detected using a selection medium for a bacterium belonging to the genus Pseudomonas characterized by containing, in a basal medium, at least one third-generation cephalosporin and at least one antibiotic selected from the group consisting of a first-generation cephalosporin and a glycopeptide-based antibiotic and by a method for detecting a bacterium belonging to the genus Pseudomonas and a method for selecting a bacterium belonging to the genus Pseudomonas through use of said selection medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Mai NIIKURA, Takashi ASAHARA, Akira TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220128807
    Abstract: In an image acquisition device, when capturing an optical image of a sample S through lane scanning, the number of tile images T included in a tile image row R acquired in one lane is counted, and a determination is made as to whether or not the number of images reaches a planned acquisition count that is set in advance. In a case where it is determined that the number of images does not reach the planned acquisition count, lane scanning with respect to the lane is re-executed. Accordingly, even when a loss of the tile images T occurs due to an environment load, the tile images T are complemented by re-execution of the lane scanning, and thus it is possible to prevent the loss of the tile images T in an observation image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Akira TAKAHASHI, Takayuki Kawashima, Jinichi Susuki
  • Publication number: 20220122600
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device and an information processing method capable of improving the convenience of voice operation. Provided is an information processing device including a control unit configured to perform control for giving an instruction on a function corresponding to an utterance for an operating apparatus that can operate an operation target apparatus having a function corresponding to the utterance on the basis of operation information regarding the operating apparatus that operates the operation target apparatus in a case where the utterance is made by the user. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a dedicated apparatus that can control a plurality of operating apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya TATEISHI, Hiroaki OGAWA, Noriko TOTSUKA, Chie KAMADA, Yuichiro KOYAMA, Emiru TSUNOO, Akira TAKAHASHI, Yuki TAKEDA, Yoshinori MAEDA, Hideaki WATANABE, Akira FUKUI, Kan KURODA
  • Publication number: 20220122604
    Abstract: Information equipment includes: a reception unit that receives control information to control an operation of the information equipment; a detection unit that detects a living body located around the information equipment and detects a distance between the information equipment and the living body; and a determination unit that determines a response to the control information on the basis of the information detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Chie KAMADA, Hiroaki OGAWA, Emiru TSUNOO, Noriko TOTSUKA, Kazuya TATEISHI, Yuichiro KOYAMA, Akira TAKAHASHI, Yoshinori MAEDA, Hideaki WATANABE, Akira FUKUI, Kan KURODA, Yuki TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220121522
    Abstract: A self-checkout apparatus includes a display screen, a product scanner to obtain a commodity code from a product being registered in a sales transaction, a storage unit to store journal data including product information for registered. A controller is configured to record product information for products registered in the sales transaction and output a notification of an error in the sales transaction when detected. The notification is output to the display screen and includes information regarding resolution of the error. The controller executes a first countermeasure for resolving the error, then stops the sales transaction if the error is not resolved. The controller then executes a second countermeasure after the sales transaction has been stopped and starts a new transaction if the error is resolved by the second countermeasure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventor: Akira TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: D952034
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Akira Takahashi