Patents by Inventor Akira Yamashita

Akira Yamashita 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: 10584799
    Abstract: In a pressure reduction valve device, a valve body and a distal end portion of a support member are accommodated in a valve accommodation hole of a body. The distal end portion is inserted through an urging member accommodation hole. An inner introduction passage is formed between an outer peripheral surface of the distal end portion and an inner peripheral surface of the urging member accommodation hole. An outer introduction passage is formed between an outer surface of the valve body and an inner surface of the valve accommodation hole. The support member is provided with communication holes that establish communication between a gas inlet provided through the body and the valve accommodation hole in an axial direction. The inner introduction passage and the outer introduction passage are opposed, in an axial direction thereof, to the communication passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshikatsu Kubo, Masayuki Sekine, Akira Nakano, Shota Yamamoto, Yutaka Hotta, Akira Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20200075645
    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: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Masaaki Minowa, Hidekazu Takahashi, Yuichiro Yamashita, Akira Okita
  • Patent number: 10576924
    Abstract: An airbag is installed in a storage section of an instrument panel. The airbag includes a bag body, a part of which is constituted by a peripheral wall panel section. The peripheral wall panel section includes a pair of panels arranged in the vehicle width direction. At least one of the panels includes an assembled panel, in which adjacent fabric pieces are joined by a peripheral edge joint section. The assembled panel includes a support inflation section, which, when the bag body is deployed and inflated, projects outward of the bag body further than the other sections of the assembled panel so as to be in contact with the instrument panel. The support inflation section is constituted by a part of the peripheral edge joint section and a part of each of the two fabric pieces that are joined by the peripheral edge joint section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John Ruddy, Brandon Streeter, Akira Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20200062752
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a novel compound having high antitumor activity and low toxicity to normal cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: WAKUNAGA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori YAMAGUCHI, Kenji ITOH, Tatsuya HIRANO, Rumiko SHIMABARA, Yohei KAWAKUBO, Masayuki SATO, Junpei YAMASHITA, Akira YAZAKI, Taichi UESHIMA
  • Patent number: 10570217
    Abstract: Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose having a high thermal gel strength even at a low viscosity is provided and utilized. Specifically provided is hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose having such properties that a 2% by weight aqueous solution of the hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose has a viscosity at 20° C. of 300 to 2,000 mPa·s and a storage elastic modulus at 85° C. of 2,000 to 4,500 mPa. Also provided is a food comprising the hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose. Further provided is a method for producing the hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, the method comprising a step of depolymerizing, with an acid, high-viscosity hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose having such a property that a 2% by weight aqueous solution of the high-viscosity hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose has a viscosity at 20° C. of 70,000 to 100,000 mPa·s to obtain the hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamashita, Akira Kitamura, Atsushi Yamamoto, Mitsuo Narita
  • Patent number: 10562072
    Abstract: A grizzly apparatus includes a plurality of grizzly bars arranged at predetermined intervals in a second direction perpendicular to a first direction which is an extension direction of center axes of the grizzly bars. Each of the plurality of grizzly bars is rotatable in a direction opposite to a direction of rotation of its adjacent grizzly bar so that a slit through which a screening target object passes and a gap through which the screening target object does not pass alternately emerge, between adjacent grizzly bars. The guide includes an outer member forming its outer shape, and has at least one guide surface inclined with respect to the second direction in such a way that the guide surface descends as the guide surface advances in the second direction toward the slit to guide the screening target object having fallen onto the guide to the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ozeki, Yoshihiko Takemura, Tomoyuki Suzuki, Kei Takakura, Hiroshi Ito, Keiichi Mashio, Hiroshi Aoyagi, Takeshi Kawana, Akira Yamashita, Ryutaro Okada, Keita Tsunemori
  • Publication number: 20200051603
    Abstract: Drivers for read and write operations of memory arrays are described. In one aspect, a memory device can include an input/output (I/O) circuit to facilitate read and write operations with the memory device. One driver can generate clock signals for the command circuit to aid with the performance of the write operations. Another driver can generate clock signals for the I/O circuit to aid with the performance of the read operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Kitagawa, Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10559343
    Abstract: A memory device includes an internal storage unit configured to store mode data specifying an operating speed of the memory device; a control decoder coupled to the internal storage unit, the control decoder configured to generate a delay control signal based on the mode data; and an input buffer coupled to the control decoder, the input buffer configured to adjust a delay of an input signal based on the delay control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Kenji Asaki
  • Patent number: 10556597
    Abstract: An operation information management device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire operation information items of each of a plurality of vehicles; an evaluating unit configured to make evaluations of drivers respectively associated with each of the plurality of vehicles, the evaluations being made based on the operation information items; a determining unit configured to determine a ranking of one or more of the drivers associated with each of one or more vehicles of the plurality of vehicles which are classified into the same type of vehicle, the determining of the ranking being performed based on the evaluations of the one or more drivers; and a display control unit configured to control a display unit such that the display unit displays the ranking of the one or more drivers determined by the determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Keisuke Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200039461
    Abstract: An airbag is installed in a storage section of an instrument panel. The airbag includes a bag body, a part of which is constituted by a peripheral wall panel section. The peripheral wall panel section includes a pair of panels arranged in the vehicle width direction. At least one of the panels includes an assembled panel, in which adjacent fabric pieces are joined by a peripheral edge joint section. The assembled panel includes a support inflation section, which, when the bag body is deployed and inflated, projects outward of the bag body further than the other sections of the assembled panel so as to be in contact with the instrument panel. The support inflation section is constituted by a part of the peripheral edge joint section and a part of each of the two fabric pieces that are joined by the peripheral edge joint section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: John RUDDY, Brandon STREETER, Akira YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200027494
    Abstract: A memory device includes an internal storage unit configured to store mode data specifying an operating speed of the memory device; a control decoder coupled to the internal storage unit, the control decoder configured to generate a delay control signal based on the mode data; and an input buffer coupled to the control decoder, the input buffer configured to adjust a delay of an input signal based on the delay control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Kenji Asaki
  • Publication number: 20200028048
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion module includes a plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements formed on a first main surface of an inner tube, and a plurality of projections formed on a second main surface of an outer tube. The thermoelectric conversion element includes an interconnection, and an electrode formed at a first distance from the second main surface in a second direction. When the thermoelectric conversion module is seen from a first direction, the projections include a first projection and a second projection formed at a spacing therebetween in a third direction. A shortest distance between a first lateral surface and a top portion of the first projection and a shortest distance between a second lateral surface and a top portion of the second projection are smaller than the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akira YAMASHITA, Hidetada TOKIOKA, Takayuki MORIOKA, Kunihiko NISHIMURA, Shinya NISHIMURA, Mutsumi TSUDA
  • Patent number: 10539607
    Abstract: An evaluation apparatus includes an insulating plate, a plurality of probes fixed to the insulating plate, an insulating portion having a connection portion connected to the insulating plate in a detachable manner and a tip portion continuous with the connection portion, the tip portion being narrower than the connection portion, an insulator formed by combining the insulating portions to surround the plurality of probes in planar view, and an evaluation unit for passing currents through the plurality of probes to evaluate electrical characteristics of an object to be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Okada, Kinya Yamashita, Masaki Ueno
  • Publication number: 20200018060
    Abstract: A booth includes a replaceable side wall that surrounds an internal space to be used by a user, and the side wall is provided with at least one entrance/exit door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shu WATANABE, Akihide KAWAMURA, Kunichi YAMASHITA, Akira TAKAHASHI, Yoshihiro SHIBANAI
  • Publication number: 20200016827
    Abstract: Provided is a resin powder for producing a three-dimensional object, wherein the resin powder has a number-average equivalent circle diameter of 10 micrometers or greater but 150 micrometers or less, and wherein a median in an equivalent circle diameter-based particle size distribution of the resin powder is higher than the average equivalent circle diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuyuki YAMASHITA, Akira SAITO, Sohichiroh IIDA, Hitoshi IWATSUKI, Yasuo SUZUKI, Nozomu TAMOTO, Kiichi KAMODA, Shigenori YAGUCHI, Shinzo HIGUCHI, Toshiyuki ISEKI, Yasutomo AMAN, Toshiyuki MUTOH, Mitsuru NARUSE
  • Patent number: 10534379
    Abstract: A pressure reducing valve includes a body, an annular valve seat, a valve element, and a pressing mechanism configured to press the valve element. The pressing mechanism includes a plug provided downstream of the valve seat and having a plug hole, and a pin including a sliding portion and an upstream end, the sliding portion having a shaft shape and being inserted in the plug hole such that a gap is provided between the sliding portion and an inner peripheral surface of the plug hole, and the upstream end being provided upstream of the sliding portion so as to contact the valve element. A fitting length of the sliding portion with respect to the plug hole and the gap between the sliding portion and the plug hole satisfy 0.0005 L<C<0.00908 L, where L indicates the fitting length, and C indicates the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Sugiyama, Koji Nishi, Akira Nakano, Yutaka Hotta, Akira Yamashita, Shota Yamamoto, Yasushi Mitsuishi
  • Publication number: 20190386548
    Abstract: Provided is an IPM motor that is strong and has high output. An IPM motor has a rotor that includes a rotor core as a laminate of a plurality of metal foil pieces made of a soft magnetic material that are stacked in a direction of a rotation axis of the rotor. The rotor core has a plurality of through-holes that penetrates through the rotor core in the direction of the rotation axis, the plurality of through-holes including through-holes embedding magnets. The rotor core includes inner bridges and outer bridges. At least one of the inner bridges and the outer bridges of the rotor core is made of an amorphous soft magnetic material, and other parts are made of a nanocrystal soft magnetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumitaka YOSHINAGA, Akira YAMASHITA, Airi KAMIMURA, Kazuaki HAGA, Kensuke KOMORI
  • Patent number: 10504947
    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: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaaki Minowa, Hidekazu Takahashi, Yuichiro Yamashita, Akira Okita
  • Patent number: 10497850
    Abstract: A thermoelectric converter includes a substrate and two thermoelectric elements that may include a flat portion and a concave portion. The thermoelectric elements each include one end that contacts with the thermoelectric element and an other end that contacts with thermoelectric element at a bottom surface of the concave portion. The thermoelectric elements are each positioned to be suspended across a space defined by the concave portion. The thermoelectric converter can be manufactured through photolithographic process, and can be incorporated into an exhaust gas recirculation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Kaoru Motonami, Nobuo Fujiwara, Hidetada Tokioka
  • Patent number: 10497266
    Abstract: An operation management device including: a display control unit configured to display a map image on a user terminal; a storage configured to store a setting region, the setting region being specified as a polygonal shape which is formed by connecting three or more points set by a user of the user terminal on the map image displayed on the user terminal; an acquisition unit configured to acquire position information that indicates a position of a vehicle registered in advance, and a notification unit configured to notify the user terminal of a determination result of whether the position indicated by the position information is included in the setting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Keisuke Kimura