Patents by Inventor Hideki Kobayashi

Hideki Kobayashi 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: 20210184353
    Abstract: Provided is an LC resonant antenna including: an inductor layer provided with a coil-shaped inductor; and a capacitor layer laminated on the inductor layer in a direction of an axis along a coil center of the inductor. The capacitor layer includes a capacitor connected to the inductor. The capacitor includes a pair of electrode plates arranged in parallel at a distance from each other in a laminating direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Kiyoshi Ohshima, Koji Yamashita, Takeshi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20210179373
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sheet container accommodating a recording medium therein, a sheet separating feeder including a sheet feeding body and a sheet separating body, an image forming part, and a bend applier. The sheet feeding body feeds the recording medium along with a surface movement thereof while the recording medium contacting the surface thereof. The sheet separating body forms a sheet separation nip region with the sheet feeding body and sandwiches the recording medium in the sheet separation nip region. The sheet separating feeder separates and feeds the recording medium contacting the sheet feeding body. The image forming part forms an image on the recording medium. The bend applier having a leading end of an elastic material contacts and bends the recording medium before the sheet separation nip region and generates a wrinkle extending on the recording medium in a sheet conveying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jumpei AOYAMA, Manabu NONAKA, Hajime NISHIDA, Hideki TOBINAGA, Junpei KAMICHI, Satoshi KUNO, Shun KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11038133
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic EL display panel having pixels arranged in matrix includes a substrate, pixel electrodes disposed on the substrate for each of the pixels, insulating layers disposed so as to cover each upper part of the pixel electrodes and having not less than three slit-shaped openings extending and arranged in a column direction, partition walls extending in the column direction and partitioning the pixel electrodes in a row direction, organic functional layers disposed on the pixel electrodes and including organic luminous layers configured to cause electroluminescence in each of the openings, and light transmissive counter electrodes disposed on upper parts of the organic functional layers. Levels of top faces of the partition walls are higher than that of the insulating layers. Row-direction widths of openings adjacent to the partition walls in the row direction are larger than row-direction widths of openings not adjacent to the partition walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Jiro Yamada, Kenichi Nendai, Noriteru Maeda, Kenta Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 11034602
    Abstract: Oxygen permeable membrane modules are provided in a reactor in multiple stages. An oxygen-containing gas from a blower B is sequentially circulated through the oxygen permeable membrane modules via pipes and is discharged from a pipe. Raw water flows out into a bottom part of the reactor through a plurality of nozzles, and a fluidized bed F of a biological carrier such as activated carbon is formed inside the reactor. Treated water flows out of a trough via an outflow port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: KURITA WATER INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Tetsurou Fukase
  • Patent number: 11022369
    Abstract: A booster system for increasing pressure of an object gas includes: a first compression unit that compresses the object gas to intermediate pressure equal to or higher than the critical pressure and lower than the target pressure and generates an intermediate supercritical fluid; a cooling unit that cools the intermediate supercritical fluid with a cooling medium and generates an intermediate supercritical pressure liquid; a liquid extracting and pressure reducing unit that extracts a part of the intermediate supercritical pressure liquid; a flow regulating valve that regulates a flow rate of the extracted part of the intermediate supercritical pressure liquid; a second compression unit that increases pressure of the rest of the intermediate supercritical pressure liquid to be equal to or higher than the target pressure; and a pressure sensor that detects pressure of the intermediate supercritical pressure liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES COMPRESSOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Nagao, Masahiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11016498
    Abstract: A control device includes: a receiving unit that receives a request for processing; and a control unit that, in a case where the receiving unit receives a plurality of requests for processing from a plurality of places, controls a traveling route of a processing apparatus based on traveling time taken for the processing apparatus to travel to the plurality of places and processing time taken for the processing apparatus to finish the processing after traveling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Ichikawa, Hajime Kajiyama, Hideki Fujimoto, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Naoya Ogata, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210147285
    Abstract: Manufacturing method of the glass substrate suitable for flat panel display having upper and lower major surfaces. While the glass substrate is conveyed, the lower surface is treated by two continuous process steps; i) contact with dry HF gas, where the dry HF gas can be generated by atmospheric pressure plasma enhancement, and ii) contact with wet aqueous solution including HF, to achieve average surface roughness determined by AFM to be in a range of 0.5 to 1.5 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Yasuyuki Mizushima, Hisanori Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 11011167
    Abstract: A communication system includes a pair of speech recognition devices that are capable of communicating with each other, each of the speech recognition devices including a speech input section into which speech is input, a speech recognition section that recognizes speech input to the speech input section, and a speech output section that outputs speech. The communication system also includes an information generation section that generates notification information corresponding to speech recognized by the speech recognition section in one speech recognition device from out of the pair of speech recognition devices, and a speech output control section that performs control to output notification speech corresponding to the notification information at a specific timing from the speech output section of the other speech recognition device from out of the pair of speech recognition devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Akihiro Muguruma, Yukiya Sugiyama, Shota Higashihara, Riho Matsuo, Naoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 11008999
    Abstract: A wave power generation system includes a wave receiving member, ram cylinder hydraulic pump device, change value sensor, accumulator device, hydraulic motor, power generator, and controller. The member is arranged near a virtual reflection surface that reflects a coming incident wave. The controller sets a torque command used when the generator generates electric power. Based on a differential value of a change value detected by the sensor and changes in accordance with a swing amount of the member, the controller determines whether the member is swinging toward a first or second side in a swing direction. When the controller determines the member is swinging toward the second side by receiving force of a reflected wave reflected by the virtual reflection surface, the controller changes the torque command from the command set when the controller determines the member is swinging toward the first side by receiving force of the incident wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Maruyama, Chang-Kyu Rheem, Hidetaka Kobayashi, Naoki Kuribayashi, Hideki Tanaka, Masahide Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10984792
    Abstract: Each of plural dialogue devices generates proposition information that is an utterance indicating a proposition for passengers who are on board plural vehicles, based on an utterance submitted by a passenger and current destination information and past destination information. The dialogue device transmits the generated proposition information to other dialogue device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Akihiro Muguruma, Yukiya Sugiyama, Shota Higashihara, Riho Matsuo, Naoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 10971146
    Abstract: A speech interaction device includes an ascertaining section and a control section. The ascertaining section ascertains a direction of a speech utterer by audio emitted by the speech utterer. The control section controls directionality of audio output through a speaker when outputting audio toward the speech utterer, such that directionality of audio in the direction ascertained by the ascertaining section is higher than directionality of audio in other directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Akihiro Muguruma, Yukiya Sugiyama, Shota Higashihara, Riho Matsuo, Naoki Yamamuro
  • Publication number: 20210061688
    Abstract: An aerobic biological treatment apparatus includes a reaction tank (tank body), a water permeation plate horizontally installed in a lower part of the reaction tank, a large-diameter particle layer formed on an upper side of the water permeation plate, a small-diameter particle layer formed on an upper side of the large-diameter particle layer, an oxygen dissolution membrane module disposed on an upper side of the small-diameter particle layer, a receiving chamber formed on a lower side of the water permeation plate, a raw water dispersion pipe supplying raw water into the receiving chamber, a diffuser pipe installed to perform gas diffusion in the receiving chamber and the like. A condensed water drainage pipe branches from an exhaust pipe from the oxygen dissolution membrane module, and a valve is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsurou FUKASE, Hideki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210043706
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display panel in which a plurality of pixel regions are arranged in a matrix form, the display panel including a substrate, a plurality of pixel electrodes, a partition wall, a first functional layer, a first light emitting layer, a second functional layer, and a second light emitting layer. As viewed in plan, a ratio of an area of the first functional layer to an area of the pixel region in which the first functional layer is present being lower than a ratio of an area of the second functional layer to an area of the pixel region in which the second functional layer is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Hideki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10884700
    Abstract: A sound outputting device includes: a receiving section that receives driving information that supports driving of a moving body; a sound outputting section that outputs at least one of a musical piece currently playing or a voice that gives notice of the driving information; and an outputting section that, during playing of the musical piece, causes the sound outputting section to output the voice that gives notice of the driving information received by the receiving section so as to match at least one of a pitch or a tune of the musical piece that is currently playing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Akihiro Muguruma, Yukiya Sugiyama, Shota Higashihara, Riho Matsuo, Naoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 10872608
    Abstract: Each of plural dialogue devices generates proposition information that is an utterance indicating a proposition for passengers who are on board plural vehicles, based on an utterance submitted by a passenger and current destination information and past destination information. The dialogue device transmits the generated proposition information to other dialogue device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Akihiro Muguruma, Yukiya Sugiyama, Shota Higashihara, Riho Matsuo, Naoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 10833138
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence (EL) display panel having pixels arranged in a matrix of rows and columns includes: a substrate; pixel electrode layers that are made of a light-reflective material and are arranged on the substrate in the matrix; an insulating layer that is provided above the substrate and the pixel electrode layers; organic functional layers that are provided above the pixel electrode layers; and a light-transmissive counter electrode layer that is provided above the organic functional layers, wherein the insulating layer has a first opening and second openings for each of the pixel electrode layers, the first opening being elongated in a column direction, the second openings each being shorter than the first opening in the column direction and being lined up adjacent to the first opening, and the organic functional layers include light-emitting layers in which organic electroluminescence occurs in the first opening and the second openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi Nendai, Jiro Yamada, Hideki Kobayashi, Kazuma Teramoto, Kaoru Abe
  • Patent number: 10743386
    Abstract: A display device includes a pixel including a plurality of sub-pixels. Each of the plurality of sub-pixels includes: a light-emission region; and a non-light-emission region other than the light-emission region. The light-emission region includes one or more effective light-emitting parts in which a first electrode, a light emitting layer, and a second electrode are stacked in order, and a light guide provided on side of the one or more effective light-emitting parts on which light is extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Kaoru Abe, Kazuma Teramoto, Toshiaki Imai, Jiro Yamada, Takahide Ishii, Hideki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10727784
    Abstract: In an aggregation system comprising a control apparatus which is provided for each consumer and a server apparatus, the server apparatus calculates, for each of the consumers and as an allocation amount of the consumer, an upper limit value for the power which the consumer inputs from the system or a lower limit value for the power which the consumer is to output to the system, according to a requested power provision amount, and sends the respective control instructions designating the calculated allocation amount of each consumer to the control apparatus of the consumer, and the control apparatuses each control the charging and discharging of the corresponding power apparatus so that the power input from the system is equal to or smaller than the allocation amount designated in the control instruction or so that power equal to or larger than the allocation amount is output to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: HITACHI, LTD., IKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Kouichi Hiraoka, Mitsumasa Takayama, Jun Takahashi, Yuji Fujiki, Takashi Imai
  • Publication number: 20200223328
    Abstract: A vehicle cabin control device includes a plurality of seating surface changing devices a determination unit and an output unit. The seating surface changing devices is configured to change orientations of seating surfaces of a plurality of vehicle seats. When the determination unit determines that the sharing state is desirable, the output unit operates the seating surface changing devices so as to change orientations of bodies of the occupants to such orientations that the occupants easily communicate with each other. When the determination unit determines that the sharing state is not desirable, the output unit operates the seating surface changing device so as to change an orientation of the body of the occupant to such a orientation that the occupant does not easily communicates with the other occupants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Mikihiro Amano, Kihiro Kato, Hiroshi Mizobata, Kazuhiro Matsui
  • Publication number: 20200225083
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave detection device comprising a support body having one surface to be irradiated with an electromagnetic wave, at least one electromagnetic wave detection element provided on the support body, and at least one waveguide structure each of which is supported on the support body, has a first aperture opened to a side of the one surface of the support body, and forms a waveguide that narrows in a direction away from the one surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventor: Hideki KOBAYASHI