Patents by Inventor Akira Yamaguchi

Akira Yamaguchi 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: 11327020
    Abstract: An imaging system includes: an imaging unit that images a subject; and a control unit that enables the imaging unit to perform pre-imaging one or more times, and main imaging one or more times following the pre-imaging; the control unit has an image generating portion that generates a subject image based on one or more taken images in each of the pre-imaging and the main imaging, an interface portion that displays the subject image and accepts a user input for setting at least a region-of-interest, of the region-of-interest and a non-region-of-interest of the subject image, a region setting portion as defined herein, an SN ratio calculating portion as defined herein, and a total light exposure time calculating portion as defined herein; and the control unit enables the imaging unit to perform the main imaging based on the total light exposure time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: FUJIFILM Corporation, CYTIVA SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Yasutake Tanaka, Akira Yamaguchi, Erik Bjerneld
  • Patent number: 11329534
    Abstract: A temperature abnormality detection device that detects an abnormality in temperature of a motor including a stator and a rotor, includes: a temperature acquisition unit that acquires a temperature of a winding of the stator; a speed acquisition unit that acquires a rotation speed of the rotor; an allowable value changing unit that changes an allowable value for the temperature of the winding in accordance with an acquired rotation speed of the rotor; a comparison unit that compares an acquired temperature of the winding with a changed allowable value for the temperature of the winding based on the rotation speed of the rotor; and an output control unit that controls an external output of a warning signal indicating an excess of the temperature of the winding with respect to the allowable value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20220120287
    Abstract: An electric blower includes: a rotor that includes a rotary shaft; a centrifugal fan that includes a first opening and is attached to the rotary shaft; a fan case that includes a second opening and covers the centrifugal fan, the second opening including an opening end that is located outside an opening end of the first opening; and a fan case spacer that includes a third opening and is attached to the fan case, the third opening being in communication with the first opening. The fan case spacer includes: a spacer part that closes off a gap between the opening end of the first opening and the opening end of the second opening; and a cover part that extends outward from the opening end of the second opening and covers an outer surface of the fan case. The cover part includes a protrusion that is annular, protrudes toward the outer surface of the fan case, and surrounds the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventor: AKIRA YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220002864
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a cleaning apparatus for a component of a semiconductor production apparatus, which is capable of preventing the attachment of reaction products into the cleaning processing furnace by a simple structure, the present invention provides a cleaning apparatus (1) for a component of a semiconductor production apparatus including: a cleaning processing furnace (2) which is configured to house the component (10) of a semiconductor production apparatus; a heating device (3); a gas introduction pipe (4); a gas discharge pipe (5); a decompression device (6); a first temperature control device (7); a second temperature control device (8); and a purge gas supply device (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Akira YAMAGUCHI, Tadanobu ARIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210282459
    Abstract: A mouthpiece portion for an electronic cigarette includes a housing sleeve including an opening and a cavity having an internal side wall, the housing sleeve being connectable to a main body of an electronic cigarette; a retaining element located within the cavity, wherein the retaining element defines a receiving space for receiving a portion of a consumable and is configured to move within the housing sleeve in the axial direction of the mouthpiece portion between a first position and a second position; wherein the retaining element is compressed in the radial direction against the consumable by the side wall of the housing sleeve when the retaining element is in the second position and wherein the consumable is released or partially released from the retaining element when the retaining element is in the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: JT International S.A.
    Inventor: Akira Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11103954
    Abstract: The present invention is a laser processing device wherein adhesion of fumes to a lens can be effectively avoided. The laser processing device is provided with a laser scanner provided with protective glass on a laser output opening, and a cylindrical member having a through path through which the laser output via the protective glass passes formed on the center side in the direction of the radius. A cylindrically shaped filter is disposed on an inside wall part of the cylindrical member facing the through path. The cylindrical member discharges a gas into the through path from the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Akahoshi, Kotaro Fujikura, Kohei Kanaya, Akira Yamaguchi, Akio Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20210257822
    Abstract: The system includes an electronic device connected to a cord that can be unreeled and reeled in by a cord reel, and a management apparatus that can communicate with the electronic device. In the system, the cord-reel-use detector is disposed in the electronic device, and detects use of the cord reel. The memory is disposed in the electronic device and/or the management apparatus, and stores an amount of use of the cord reel. The controller is disposed in the electronic device and/or the management apparatus, and determines the use of the cord reel on the basis of the detection made by the cord-reel-use detector. The controller changes the amount of use of the cord reel in response to the electronic device having been replaced with another electronic device or in response to the cord reel having been replaced with another cord reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventor: Akira YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11069887
    Abstract: Provided is a battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolytic solution. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material layer including a negative electrode active material and a binding agent. The negative electrode active material includes a silicon-containing material. The binding agent includes a fluorine-containing resin and a polyacrylic acid metal salt. A total amount of the fluorine-containing resin and the polyacrylic acid metal salt is 10 parts by mass to 30 parts by mass on the basis of 100 parts by mass of the negative electrode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Hirama, Yusuke Suzuki, Akira Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11051004
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is connected to a camera head capable of imaging a left eye image and a right eye image having parallax on one screen based on light at a target site incident on an optical instrument. The image processing apparatus includes: a deriver that derives parameters of signal processing for the left eye image and the right eye image which are imaged by the camera head in accordance with switching from a 2D mode to a 3D mode; an image processor that performs the signal processing of the left eye image and the right eye image which are imaged by the camera head, based on the derived parameters; and an output controller that outputs the left eye image and the right eye image to which the signal processing is performed to a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC l-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Haruo Kogane, Masayuki Serizawa, Jun Kato, Akira Yamaguchi, Emi Fukami
  • Publication number: 20210167650
    Abstract: An electric motor includes a shaft, and a stator disposed around the outer periphery of the shaft and including a plurality of slots extending toward the shaft. A plurality of coil units are arranged respectively in the plurality of slots. The coil units are each formed of a plurality of wires connected in parallel. One of the coil units that is arranged in at least one of the plurality of slots formed in the stator includes a plurality of winding groups that are connected in series and that have a different number of turns from each other. The winding groups are arranged in the slot in descending order of the number of turns in the direction toward the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventor: Akira YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210083557
    Abstract: A temperature abnormality detection device that detects an abnormality in temperature of a motor including a stator and a rotor, includes: a temperature acquisition unit that acquires a temperature of a winding of the stator; a speed acquisition unit that acquires a rotation speed of the rotor; an allowable value changing unit that changes an allowable value for the temperature of the winding in accordance with an acquired rotation speed of the rotor; a comparison unit that compares an acquired temperature of the winding with a changed allowable value for the temperature of the winding based on the rotation speed of the rotor; and an output control unit that controls an external output of a warning signal indicating an excess of the temperature of the winding with respect to the allowable value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210042832
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for aggregating quantities associated with messages includes: generating an implied message for an object based on two constituent messages, wherein the implied message is associated with a value based on the values of the constituent messages, a priority that is equivalent to the lower of the priorities of the constituent messages, and a quantity that is equivalent to the lesser of the quantities of the constituent messages, receiving third and fourth messages, increasing the quantity of the implied message based on the received messages, and upon an occurrence of a match event involving the implied message, automatically allocating all of the quantity of the implied message for matching during the match event before allocating any of the quantity associated with the third message for matching during the match event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Dileep Konduru, Eric Schuldt, José Antonio Acuña-Rohter, Akira Yamaguchi, Kevin Bulman
  • Publication number: 20210033537
    Abstract: An imaging system includes: an imaging unit that images a subject; and a control unit that enables the imaging unit to perform pre-imaging one or more times, and main imaging one or more times following the pre-imaging; the control unit has an image generating portion that generates a subject image based on one or more taken images in each of the pre-imaging and the main imaging, an interface portion that displays the subject image and accepts a user input for setting at least a region-of-interest, of the region-of-interest and a non-region-of-interest of the subject image, a region setting portion as defined herein, an SN ratio calculating portion as defined herein, and a total light exposure time calculating portion as defined herein; and the control unit enables the imaging unit to perform the main imaging based on the total light exposure time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: FUJIFILM Corporation, CYTIVA SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Yasutake TANAKA, Akira YAMAGUCHI, Erik BJERNELD
  • Patent number: 10879768
    Abstract: An electric motor comprising: an motor main body, a fan motor for cooling the motor main body, and a casing which is attached to the motor main body to hold the fan motor, wherein the fan motor has engagement parts, and both of the motor main body and the casing are provided with engagement parts which can engage with the engagement parts on the fan motor to fasten the fan motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Nishifukumoto, Akira Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10853879
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for aggregating quantities associated with messages includes: generating an implied message for an object based on two constituent messages, wherein the implied message is associated with a value based on the values of the constituent messages, a priority that is equivalent to the lower of the priorities of the constituent messages, and a quantity that is equivalent to the lesser of the quantities of the constituent messages, receiving third and fourth messages, increasing the quantity of the implied message based on the received messages, and upon an occurrence of a match event involving the implied message, automatically allocating all of the quantity of the implied message for matching during the match event before allocating any of the quantity associated with the third message for matching during the match event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Dileep Konduru, Eric Schuldt, José Antonio Acuña-Rohter, Akira Yamaguchi, Kevin Bulman
  • Publication number: 20200255974
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a crystalline gallium nitride film, including: a growth step in which a GaCl3 gas, a halogen gas, an NH3 gas, and a carrier gas consisting of one or more inert gases are supplied onto a substrate, thereby growing a crystalline gallium nitride film on the substrate, wherein a partial pressure ratio [PHalogen/PGaCl3] is defined as a ratio of a partial pressure of the halogen gas with respect to a partial pressure of the GaCl3 gas on the substrate in the growth step, and the partial pressure ratio [PHalogen/PGaCl3] is 0.20 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicants: National University Corporation Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
    Inventors: Akinori Koukitu, Hisashi Murakami, Akira Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200257253
    Abstract: A management device includes a data acquisition unit that collects data related to power consumption supplied to a plurality of industrial machines from at least a power supply facility, a preprocessing unit that creates power consumption data based on the collected data, a decision making unit that determines a behavior of allocating a predetermined total suspension time to the plurality of industrial machines with respect to a current state of power consumption by the plurality of industrial machines with reference to a learning model associating a value of a behavior of allocating the predetermined total suspension time to the plurality of industrial machines with a state of power consumption by the plurality of industrial machines based on power consumption data, and a suspension time allocation unit that allocates the suspension time to the plurality of industrial machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: Akira YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10707539
    Abstract: A battery is provided including an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte; wherein the electrolyte includes one or both of fluoro ethylene carbonate and difluoro ethylene carbonate in an amount of 0.5% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less, wherein the anode includes an anode active material layer provided on an anode current collector, and wherein a thickness of the anode active material layer, after charging the battery, is 58 um or more and 75 um or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Yamaguchi, Kunihiko Hayashi, Tadahiko Kubota, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Akira Ichihashi, Yuzuru Fukushima, Hironori Sato, Masaki Kuratsuka, Hideto Watanabe, Kimio Tajima, Masahiro Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10680286
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes: a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein the positive electrode contains, as a positive electrode active material, a positive electrode material having a surface composition represented by the following formula (I); the nonaqueous electrolyte contains a halogenated carbonate represented by any of the following formulae (1) to (2) and an alkylbenzene represented by the following formula (3); a content of the halogenated carbonate is 0.1% by mass or more and not more than 50% by mass relative to the nonaqueous electrolyte; and a content of the alkylbenzene is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Odani, Akira Yamaguchi, Masahiro Miyamoto, Tadahiko Kubota
  • Patent number: 10659756
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus which is connected to a camera head capable of imaging a left eye image and a right eye image having parallax on one screen based on light at a target site incident on an optical instrument, the apparatus including: an image processor that performs the signal processing of the left eye image and the right eye image which are imaged by the camera head; and an output controller that outputs the left eye image and the right eye image on which the signal processing is performed to a monitor, in which the image processor adjusts an extraction position of at least one of the left eye image and the right eye image in accordance with a user operation based on the left eye image and the right eye image which are displayed on the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Serizawa, Yuji Kiniwa, Akira Yamaguchi, Haruo Kogane, Tetsushi Hirano