Patents by Inventor Fumitaka Kondo

Fumitaka Kondo 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: 20180270823
    Abstract: A communication apparatus performs communication while suppressing an increase in power consumption. The communication apparatus includes a periodic signal generating unit, a clocking unit, a multiplication unit, and a communication processing unit. The periodic signal generating unit generates a predetermined periodic signal. The clocking unit clocks time in synchronization with the predetermined periodic signal generated by a frequency signal generating unit. The multiplication unit multiplies the predetermined periodic signal generated by the frequency signal generating unit to supply the signal as a multiplied signal. The communication processing unit performs predetermined communication processing in synchronization with the multiplied signal generated by the multiplication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: KATSUYUKI TANAKA, YUSUKE SHINOHE, FUMITAKA KONDO, TATSUKI AMIMOTO, SHINGO HARADA
  • Publication number: 20180262222
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a receiving device and method, a transmitting device and method, and a communication system, which are capable of reducing pulse noise. A signal x(n) from one reception electrode is input to a variable gain amplifier and an amplitude control circuit. The variable gain amplifier amplifies the signal x(n) from one reception electrode and outputs an amplified signal y(n) to a differential amplifier. The differential amplifier receives input of a signal d(n) from the other reception electrode and the signal y(n) from the variable gain amplifier, and outputs a differential signal e(n). The amplitude control circuit controls an input amplitude using an algorithm that sets a gain w(n) of the variable gain amplifier using the signal x(n) from one reception electrode and the output signal amplitude from the differential amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: MASAHIRO UNO, KATSUYUKI TANAKA, FUMITAKA KONDO, MASAYUKI TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9859957
    Abstract: There is provided an antenna module including a non-contact power transmission coil, and a proximity radio communication antenna formed coaxially with the non-contact power transmission coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Shinohe, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Publication number: 20170327743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display element including a pair of a substrate arranged opposite to each other, an electrode group disposed on one side or both sides of the pair of substrates facing each other, a plurality of active elements connected to the electrode group, a liquid crystal alignment film disposed on each facing side of the pair of substrates, and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the pair of substrates, wherein the liquid crystal alignment film is manufactured by irradiating linearly polarized light to a film obtained from polyamic acid or a derivative thereof having a photoisomerization structure in the main chain or a film being subject to heat-baking so as to provide alignment-controlling capability, and the liquid crystal layer is a liquid crystal composition having negative (?) dielectric anisotropy. By the present invention, a liquid crystal display element having improved image sticking characteristics and good alignment stability is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Yuko KATANO, Yukio HIRANO, Keisuke IZAWA, Fumitaka KONDO
  • Patent number: 9771519
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display device including a pair of a substrate arranged opposite to each other, an electrode group disposed on one side or both sides of the pair of substrates facing each other, a plurality of active devices connected to the electrode group, a liquid crystal alignment film disposed on each facing side of the pair of substrates, and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the pair of substrates, wherein the liquid crystal alignment film is manufactured by irradiating linearly polarized light to a film obtained from polyamic acid or a derivative thereof having a photoisomerization structure in the main chain or a film being subject to heat-baking so as to provide alignment-controlling capability, and the liquid crystal layer is a liquid crystal composition having negative (?) dielectric anisotropy. By the present invention, a liquid crystal display device having improved image sticking characteristics and good alignment stability is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuko Katano, Yukio Hirano, Keisuke Izawa, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Publication number: 20170246608
    Abstract: Shown is a method for producing a liquid crystal capsule having a particle diameter of 30 to 150 nanometers, and a method for producing a liquid crystal capsule without using a homogenizer. The disclosure concerns a method for producing a liquid crystal capsule, including a step of preparing an emulsion by performing phase inversion emulsification of a mixed material obtained by mixing a liquid crystal composition, a monomer, a surfactant, and a polymerization initiator; and a step of producing a liquid crystal capsule by applying a coacervation method to the emulsion. The disclosure also concerns a liquid crystal capsule having a liquid crystal composition, a surfactant and a capsule wall, wherein the capsule wall has a closed curved shape, the liquid crystal composition and a hydrophobic moiety of the surfactant are arranged inside the capsule wall, and a hydrophilic moiety of the surfactant is arranged outside the capsule wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION CHIBA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tatsuo TANIGUCHI, Sho HIDAKA, Eiji OKABE, Fumitaka KONDO
  • Patent number: 9321196
    Abstract: [PROBLEM] To provide a method of molding a composite molded article enabling compression molding without requiring a large sized injection molding machine and a mold system used for that. [MEANS FOR SOLUTION] A method of molding a composite molded article using a first mold member 13 to mold a primary molded article 29 by primary molding, switching a movable mold member 14 holding the primary molded article 29 with a movable mold member 14 positioned with a second mold member 15, then using a second mold member 15 in which the primary molded article 29 is inserted to mold a secondary molded article 30 by secondary molding, wherein the primary molding and the secondary molding are executed by non-continuous different steps at points of time different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Meikiseisakusho, Teijinkasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Fukumoto, Shizuo Jinno, Atsushi Tsukamoto, Toshiaki Hotaka, Fumitaka Kondo, Yasuhiro Sugihara, Kazuma Hisaki
  • Publication number: 20150275089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display device including a pair of a substrate arranged opposite to each other, an electrode group disposed on one side or both sides of the pair of substrates facing each other, a plurality of active devices connected to the electrode group, a liquid crystal alignment film disposed on each facing side of the pair of substrates, and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the pair of substrates, wherein the liquid crystal alignment film is manufactured by irradiating linearly polarized light to a film obtained from polyamic acid or a derivative thereof having a photoisomerization structure in the main chain or a film being subject to heat-baking so as to provide alignment-controlling capability, and the liquid crystal layer is a liquid crystal composition having negative (?) dielectric anisotropy. By the present invention, a liquid crystal display device having improved image sticking characteristics and good alignment stability is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yuko Katano, Yukio Hirano, Keisuke Izawa, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Patent number: 9034567
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device that includes a photoalignment film. The photoalignment film is formed from a liquid crystal alignment agent, and aligns liquid crystal molecules horizontally to the main face of the at least one of the substrates. The liquid crystal alignment agent contains a solvent and at least two kinds of polyamic acids or their derivatives obtained by reacting diamine and tetracarboxylic dianhydride. At least two of the diamines and at least one of the tetracarboxylic dianhydrides are compounds represented by predetermined formulas. The method includes the steps of: (1) forming the film of the liquid crystal alignment agent; (2) pre-baking the film; (3) irradiating the pre-baked film with light; and (4) post-baking the irradiated film, the step (4) including an operation of post-baking the film multiple times at temperatures ranging from low to high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, JNC Corporation
    Inventors: Isamu Miyake, Hiroaki Asagi, Toshihiro Matsumoto, Koichi Miyachi, Youichiro Ooki, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Publication number: 20150056544
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device that includes a photoalignment film. The photoalignment film is formed from a liquid crystal alignment agent, and aligns liquid crystal molecules horizontally to the main face of the at least one of the substrates. The liquid crystal alignment agent contains a solvent and at least two kinds of polyamic acids or their derivatives obtained by reacting diamine and tetracarboxylic dianhydride. At least two of the diamines and at least one of the tetracarboxylic dianhydrides are compounds represented by predetermined formulas. The method includes the steps of: (1) forming the film of the liquid crystal alignment agent; (2) pre-baking the film; (3) irradiating the pre-baked film with light; and (4) post-baking the irradiated film, the step (4) including an operation of post-baking the film multiple times at temperatures ranging from low to high temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Isamu MIYAKE, Hiroaki ASAGI, Toshihiro MATSUMOTO, Koichi MIYACHI, Youichiro OOKI, Fumitaka KONDO
  • Patent number: 8962780
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a polycarbonate-polydiorganosiloxane copolymer having improved transparency. The present invention is the polycarbonate-polydiorganosiloxane copolymer comprises a polycarbonate block and a polydiorganosiloxane block, wherein (i) the copolymer has an aggregation structure comprising a matrix of the polycarbonate and polydiorganosiloxane domains dispersed therein; (ii) the polydiorganosiloxane domains have an average size of 5 to 40 nm and a normalized dispersity of not more than 30%; and (iii) the total light transmittance is not less than 88%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Higaki, Katsuhiro Yamanaka, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Patent number: 8909168
    Abstract: Provided is an integrated circuit including a first switch element provided on a transmission path, a second switch element provided on a reception path, a third switch element provided between an input-side node of the first switch element and a ground potential, and a fourth switch element provided between an output-side node of the second switch element and the ground potential. The second switch element and the third switch element are turned on when the first switch element and the fourth switch element are turned off. The second switch element and the third switch element are turned off when the first switch element and the fourth switch element are turned on. An output-side node of the first switch element is connected to an input-side node of the second switch element, and a size of the first switch element is smaller than a size of the second switch element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Fumitaka Kondo
  • Patent number: 8859655
    Abstract: A flame retardant resin composition which has high flame retardancy, excellent heat resistance and physical properties and is obtained from a plant-derived raw material and a molded article thereof. The flame retardant resin composition comprises: (A) 100 parts by weight of a polylactic acid and/or a lactic acid copolymer (component A); (B) 1 to 100 parts by weight of a styrene-based resin and/or a polycarbonate resin (component B); and (C) 1 to 100 parts by weight of an organic phosphorus compound represented by the following formula (1) (component C). (wherein X1 and X2 are the same or different and each an aromatic substituted alkyl group represented by the following formula (2)) ALAr)n??(2) (wherein AL is a branched or linear aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, Ar is a phenyl group, naphthyl group or anthryl group all of which may have a substituent. n is an integer of 1 to 3, and Ar can be bonded to any carbon atom contained in AL.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Yamanaka, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Patent number: 8791192
    Abstract: There are provided a resin composition including a polylactic acid which (i) includes a poly-L-lactic acid (component B-1) and a poly-D-lactic acid (component B-4), (ii) has a weight ratio of the component B-1 to the component B-4 (component B-1/component B-4) of 10/90 to 90/10, and (iii) shows a proportion of melt peaks at 195° C. or higher to all melt peaks in a temperature rising process in measurement by a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) of at least 20%; a molded article of the resin composition; and methods for producing the resin composition and the molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Hironaka, Fumitaka Kondo, Keiichiro Ino, Yuichi Matsuno, Kiyotsuna Toyohara, Hirotaka Suzuki, Ryuji Nonokawa, Takaaki Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20140125141
    Abstract: There is provided an antenna module including a non-contact power transmission coil, and a proximity radio communication antenna formed coaxially with the non-contact power transmission coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Shinohe, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Publication number: 20130231435
    Abstract: There are provided a resin composition including a polylactic acid which (i) includes a poly-L-lactic acid (component B-1) and a poly-D-lactic acid (component B-4), (ii) has a weight ratio of the component B-1 to the component B-4 (component B-1/component B-4) of 10/90 to 90/10, and (iii) shows a proportion of melt peaks at 195° C. or higher to all melt peaks in a temperature rising process in measurement by a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) of at least 20%; a molded article of the resin composition; and methods for producing the resin composition and the molded article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicants: TEIJIN LIMITED, TEIJIN CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko HIRONAKA, Fumitaka KONDO, Keiichiro INO, Yuichi MATSUNO, Kiyotsuna TOYOHARA, Hirotaka SUZUKI, Ryuji NONOKAWA, Takaaki MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20130217344
    Abstract: Provided is an integrated circuit including a first switch element provided on a transmission path, a second switch element provided on a reception path, a third switch element provided between an input-side node of the first switch element and a ground potential, and a fourth switch element provided between an output-side node of the second switch element and the ground potential. The second switch element and the third switch element are turned on when the first switch element and the fourth switch element are turned off. The second switch element and the third switch element are turned off when the first switch element and the fourth switch element are turned on. An output-side node of the first switch element is connected to an input-side node of the second switch element, and a size of the first switch element is smaller than a size of the second switch element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fumitaka Kondo
  • Patent number: 8408890
    Abstract: [PROBLEM]To provide a method of molding a composite molded article enabling compression molding without requiring a large sized injection molding machine and a mold system used for that. [MEANS FOR SOLUTION]A method of molding a composite molded article using a first mold member 13 to mold a primary molded article 29 by primary molding, switching a movable mold member holding the primary molded article 29 with a movable mold member 14 positioned with a second mold member 15, then using a second mold member 15 in which the primary molded article 29 is inserted to mold a secondary molded article 30 by secondary molding, wherein the primary molding and the secondary molding are executed by non-continuous different steps at points of time different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Meikiseisakusho, Teijinkasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Fukumoto, Shizuo Jinno, Atsushi Tsukamoto, Toshiaki Hotaka, Fumitaka Kondo, Yasuhiro Sugihara, Kazuma Hisaki
  • Publication number: 20120301699
    Abstract: A polycarbonate resin which has a high biogenic matter content, excellent moisture absorption resistance, heat resistance, heat stability and moldability, and high surface energy, as well as a production process thereof. The polycarbonate resin contains 30 to 100 mol % of a unit represented by the following formula (1) in all the main chains and has (i) a biogenic matter content measured in accordance with ASTM D6866 05 of 25 to 100%, (ii) a specific viscosity at 20° C. of a solution prepared by dissolving 0.7 g of the resin in 100 ml of methylene chloride of 0.2 to 0.6 and (iii) an OH value of 2.5×103 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Masami Kinoshita, Mizuho Saito, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Patent number: 8304476
    Abstract: It is a purpose of the present invention to provide a flame retardant resin composition having a high level of flame retardancy and excellent physical properties and a molded article thereof. The flame retardant resin composition comprises: (A) 100 parts by weight of a resin component (component A) containing polylactic acid (component A-1); (B) 10 to 50 parts by weight of an organic phosphorus compound represented by the following formula (1) (component B): (in the above formula, the phenyl group may have a substituent); (C) 5 to 30 parts by weight of a hydrogenated styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer (component C); and (D) 1 to 10 parts by weight of talc (component D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Yamanaka, Fumitaka Kondo