Patents by Inventor Atsushi Shimada

Atsushi Shimada 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: 20230002867
    Abstract: A metal wire, which is one of a tungsten wire and a tungsten alloy wire, includes alkali metal on the surface thereof. The amount of alkali metal is at most 2.0 ?g per 1 g of the metal wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akitoshi KASAHARA, Naoki KOHYAMA, Tomohiro KANAZAWA, Kenshi TSUJI, Yoshiyuki KITA, Atsushi SHIMADA, Yuuki SASAGAWA
  • Patent number: 11535035
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a tank including a chamber configured to store liquid to be supplied to a recording head that ejects the liquid and a filling port from which the liquid is injected into the chamber, and an injection auxiliary member configured to assist injecting of the liquid into the chamber from the filling port, the injection auxiliary member including a first and a second flow channels each defined by a first or a second upper end portion that opens toward outside of the tank and a first or a second lower end portion that opens toward inside of the tank, wherein the second flow channel has an expansion portion arranged in a middle portion between the second upper end portion and the second lower end portion and configured to form a step to expand a cross-sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Naratani, Koya Iwakura, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Daiju Takeda, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Taiji Maruyama, Atsushi Matsuyama, Kousuke Tanaka, Toshimitsu Takahashi, Nanae Uchinuno
  • Publication number: 20220403503
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus for forming a metal oxide film on a substrate, includes: a substrate support part configured to support the substrate; a heating mechanism configured to heat the substrate supported by the substrate support part; a processing container in which the substrate support part is provided; a holder configured to hold a metal material target inside the processing container and connected to a power source; a gas supply part configured to supply an oxygen gas into the processing container; and a controller, wherein the controller is configured to control the heating mechanism, the power source, and the gas supply part so as to execute alternately and repeatedly: forming a predetermined film on the substrate inside the processing container by reactive sputtering in a metal mode; and forming a target metal oxide film by causing the predetermined film to react with an oxygen gas inside the processing container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Iwashita, Toru Kitada, Atsushi Shimada
  • Publication number: 20220389355
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multicellular construct that includes cells and a scaffold. The scaffold is constituted by a layered composite that comprises a gelatin nonwoven containing gelatin as a main component, and a gelatin film containing gelatin as a main component and layered on one surface of the gelatin nonwoven, and the cells are present in at least one of a region on the surface of the gelatin nonwoven and a region inside the nonwoven. The multicellular construct can be produced by arranging the scaffold in a swollen state inside the culture vessel whose inner surface is in the dry state such that the gelatin film of the scaffold is in contact with the inner bottom surface of the culture vessel, dripping a cell suspension onto the gelatin nonwoven of the scaffold, and then culturing the cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Kohei SAWADA, Atsushi BABA, Toshiki SAOTOME, Naoki SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20220336194
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus for performing plasma processing on a substrate includes: a plasma generator configured to generate plasma in a processing container; a support structure configured to mount the substrate on a tilted mounting surface in the processing container and rotatably support the substrate; a first slit plate made of quartz and provided between the plasma generator and the support structure, the first slit plate having first slits formed in the first slit plate; and a second slit plate made of quartz and provided between the plasma generator and the support structure and below the first slit plate, the second slit plate having second slits formed in the second slit plate, wherein the first slits are staggered from adjacent ones of the second slits in a reverse direction of a tilting direction of the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YOKOHARA, Koji MAEDA, Yasunobu SUZUKI, Atsushi SHIMADA, Takuya UMISE
  • Publication number: 20220327813
    Abstract: A learning apparatus (500) according to the present invention includes a detection unit (510) that detects, as a candidate region of a learning target, a region detected by one of first detection processing of detecting an object region from a predetermined image and second detection processing of detecting a change region from background image information and the image, and not detected by the other, an output unit (520) that outputs at least a part of the candidate region as a labeling target, and a learning unit (530) that learns a model for performing the first detection processing or a model for performing the second detection processing by using the labeled candidate region as learning data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicants: NEC Corporation, KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi SHIBATA, Hiroyoshi MIYANO, Eiji KANEKO, Masato TODA, Tsubasa MINEMATSU, Atsushi SHIMADA, Rin-ichiro TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11425325
    Abstract: A driving apparatus that outputs a drive signal for driving, per row, a plurality of pixels arranged to form a plurality of rows, the driving apparatus comprising a plurality of row driving units arranged to correspond to the respective rows, wherein each of the row driving units includes: a memory unit that holds a signal for controlling the pixels in a corresponding row to be set to a charge accumulation state or a reset state; and a selection unit that selects whether to cause a state of the signal held in the memory unit to transition when a signal for readout from the pixels is input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taichi Kasugai, Atsushi Shimada
  • Publication number: 20220252402
    Abstract: A management server according to the present invention comprises: a position confirmation unit which confirms a via point of a vehicle and the position of the vehicle; an objective function determination unit which determines an objective function; a vehicle assessment unit which assesses for each of a plurality of vehicles whether the vehicle is a moving vehicle that is currently moving or is scheduled to move or a stopped vehicle that is currently stopped, on the basis of information collected from the plurality of vehicles; and a computation allocation determination unit which determines that a computational process for planning a route for a moving vehicle moving by consuming energy supplied to a drive source from an energy storage unit is to be allocated to a stopped vehicle able to compute the objective function, and which, via a server-side communication unit, directs a controller of the stopped vehicle to perform the computation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Atsushi SHIMADA, Taizou MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220204387
    Abstract: Provided is a titanium-containing quartz glass having excellent UV absorption. The quartz glass absorbs ultraviolet rays having a wavelength of 250 nm or less, ozone generation-related adverse effects on the human body, are prevented, a decrease in transmittance of the quartz glass in the range from near-ultraviolet to visible light due to being colored when irradiated with ultraviolet rays does not occur, absorption build-up or lamp burst-inducing deformation build-up, which is caused by a structural change in the quartz glass that occurs in the range of 200-300 nm when irradiated with ultraviolet rays, is suppressed, and a decrease in transmittance at intended wavelength ranges does not occur even when exposed to ultraviolet rays. The titanium-containing quartz glass having excellent UV absorption is colorless, wherein the average concentration of titanium is 10-500 ppm, the concentration of OH group is 10-350 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicants: Shin-Etsu Quartz Products Co., Ltd., Heraeus Quarzglas Gmbh & Co. KG
    Inventors: Atsushi SHIMADA, Katsuhide ORIKASA, Makoto TANAKA, Tomoichi KUMATA, Hiromi TARUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220178014
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus includes a processing container, a substrate holder configured to hold a substrate inside the processing container, a cathode unit disposed above the substrate holder, and a gas introducing mechanism configured to introduce a plasma generating gas into the processing container. The cathode unit includes a target, a power supply configured to supply electric power to the target, a magnet provided on a rear side of the target, and a magnet driving part configured to drive the magnet. The magnet driving part includes an oscillation driver configured to oscillate the magnet along the target, and a perpendicular driver configured to drive the magnet in a direction perpendicular to a main surface of the target independently of driving performed by the oscillation driver. Sputtered particles are deposited on the substrate by magnetron sputtering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Koji MAEDA, Atsushi SHIMADA, Katsushi OIKAWA, Tetsuya MIYASHITA
  • Publication number: 20220115032
    Abstract: A technique capable of detecting harmful behavior such as power harassment, sexual harassment, or bullying in work environment to support handling is provided. A harmful behavior detecting system includes a computer that executes observation and detection regarding harmful behavior including power harassment, sexual harassment, and bullying among people in work environment. The computer obtains voice data into which voice around a target person is inputted; obtains voice information containing words and emotion information from the voice data; and obtains data such as vital data, date and time, or a location of the target person. The computer uses five elements including words and an emotion of the other person, words, an emotion, and vital data of the target person to calculate an index value regarding the harmful behavior; estimate a state of the harmful behavior based on the index value; and output handling data for handling the harmful behavior in accordance with the estimated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi IWAGAKI, Atsushi SHIMADA, Masumi SUEHIRO, Hidenori CHIBA, Kouichi HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220098708
    Abstract: A tungsten wire contains tungsten or a tungsten alloy. An average width of surface crystal grains in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the tungsten wire is at most 76 nm. The tungsten wire has a tensile of at least 4800 MPa, and a diameter of at most 100 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro KANAZAWA, Yoshihiro IGUCHI, Naoki KOHYAMA, Atsushi SHIMADA, Kenshi TSUJI, Yui NAKAI
  • Patent number: 11236824
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission has a variator (4) structured to be able to continuously vary a transmission ratio and a control unit (100). The control unit (100) continuously varies a transmission ratio of the variator (4) in a continuously variable shift mode. In a manual mode in which a manual mode switch (36c) is ON, the transmission ratio is maintained. When a shift switch (36a, 36b) is operated by a driver during the manual mode, the control unit (100) performs shift of the variator (4) so as to change an input rotation speed of the variator (4) by a predetermined rotation speed (?N1) regardless of a vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: JATCO LTD
    Inventors: Ken Okahara, Atsushi Shimada
  • Patent number: 11218661
    Abstract: A signal processing apparatus includes an analog-to-digital conversion unit, a determination unit including a comparator, and a data calculation unit that performs calculation. The data calculation unit generates a first calculation result by performing calculation including processing for averaging a first digital signal and a second digital signal or processing for adding the first and second digital signals. The data calculation unit generates a second calculation result based on a difference between the first digital signal and first noise digital data. The data calculation unit switches whether to output the first calculation result or output the second calculation result, based on a comparison result of the comparator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Shimada, Noriyuki Shikina, Shintaro Takenaka
  • Patent number: 11105282
    Abstract: Provided is a control device for an internal combustion engine, which can control an injection amount of water injected into each cylinder of the internal combustion engine to a minimum injection amount that allows knock to be suppressed for each cylinder. Therefore, in a control device 1 that controls water supply valves 35 (water supply devices) that supply water into each of combustion chambers of a plurality of cylinders R (cylinders R1 to R3 in the embodiment) of an internal combustion engine 100, the control device 1 includes a water supply amount calculation unit 2 that calculates a supply amount of water supplied to each of the combustion chambers of the plurality of cylinders R1 to R3 for each cylinder, and a water supply control unit 3 that controls the water supply valves 35 based on the supply amount of water calculated by the water supply amount calculation unit 2 for each cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Sukegawa, Atsushi Shimada, Masayuki Saruwatari
  • Publication number: 20210195131
    Abstract: A signal processing apparatus includes an analog-to-digital conversion unit, a determination unit including a comparator, and a data calculation unit that performs calculation. The data calculation unit generates a first calculation result by performing calculation including processing for averaging a first digital signal and a second digital signal or processing for adding the first and second digital signals. The data calculation unit generates a second calculation result based on a difference between the first digital signal and first noise digital data. The data calculation unit switches whether to output the first calculation result or output the second calculation result, based on a comparison result of the comparator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Atsushi Shimada, Noriyuki Shikina, Shintaro Takenaka
  • Publication number: 20210173299
    Abstract: A quartz glass plate has a quartz glass plate body and a quartz glass member adhered to the quartz glass plate body through an adhesive layer, where the adhesive layer contains silica, and a sum of concentrations of Li, Na, and K ions, being alkali metal ions and Ca ions, being alkaline earth metal ions contained in the adhesive layer is 10 ppm by mass or less. Consequently, a step with a uniform thickness can be formed, and a quartz glass plate is not easily damaged by irradiation with a light containing an ultraviolet ray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Shin-Etsu Quartz Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya MORI, Akira SATO, Atsushi SHIMADA, Yuya YOKOSAWA, Nobumasa YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210095608
    Abstract: Provided is a control device for an internal combustion engine, which can control an injection amount of water injected into each cylinder of the internal combustion engine to a minimum injection amount that allows knock to be suppressed for each cylinder. Therefore, in a control device 1 that controls water supply valves 35 (water supply devices) that supply water into each of combustion chambers of a plurality of cylinders R (cylinders R1 to R3 in the embodiment) of an internal combustion engine 100, the control device 1 includes a water supply amount calculation unit 2 that calculates a supply amount of water supplied to each of the combustion chambers of the plurality of cylinders R1 to R3 for each cylinder, and a water supply control unit 3 that controls the water supply valves 35 based on the supply amount of water calculated by the water supply amount calculation unit 2 for each cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro SUKEGAWA, Atsushi SHIMADA, Masayuki SARUWATARI
  • Publication number: 20210051286
    Abstract: A driving apparatus that outputs a drive signal for driving, per row, a plurality of pixels arranged to form a plurality of rows, the driving apparatus comprising a plurality of row driving units arranged to correspond to the respective rows, wherein each of the row driving units includes: a memory unit that holds a signal for controlling the pixels in a corresponding row to be set to a charge accumulation state or a reset state; and a selection unit that selects whether to cause a state of the signal held in the memory unit to transition when a signal for readout from the pixels is input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Taichi Kasugai, Atsushi Shimada
  • Publication number: 20210025492
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission has a variator (4) structured to be able to continuously vary a transmission ratio and a control unit (100). The control unit (100) continuously varies a transmission ratio of the variator (4) in a continuously variable shift mode. In a manual mode in which a manual mode switch (36c) is ON, the transmission ratio is maintained. When a shift switch (36a, 36b) is operated by a driver during the manual mode, the control unit (100) performs shift of the variator (4) so as to change an input rotation speed of the variator (4) by a predetermined rotation speed (?N1) regardless of a vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: JATCO Ltd
    Inventors: Ken OKAHARA, Atsushi SHIMADA