Patents by Inventor Hideki Ono

Hideki Ono 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: 11101303
    Abstract: An imaging element (photoelectric conversion element) includes a photoelectric conversion unit formed by laminating a first electrode 21, a photoelectric conversion layer 23A, and a second electrode 22. Between the first electrode 21 and the photoelectric conversion layer 23A, a composite oxide layer 23B containing indium-gallium-zinc composite oxide is formed. The composite oxide layer 23B includes a first layer 23B1 adjacent to the first electrode 21 and a second layer 23B2 adjacent to the photoelectric conversion layer 23A. The first layer 23B1 has a higher indium composition than the second layer 23B2, or the first layer 23B1 has a higher gallium composition than the second layer 23B2, or the first layer 23B1 has a higher zinc composition than the second layer 23B2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Ono, Yukio Kaneda
  • Patent number: 11088789
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a signal quality monitoring apparatus includes a signal processor, a comparator and a determiner. The processor obtains output signals from a first transmitter and a second transmitter which are mutually redundant and respectively reproduce digital broadcast signals based on a common origin signal, and generates a first signal based on the output signal from the first transmitter and a second signal based on the output signal from the second transmitter. The comparator compares the first signal and the second signal. The determiner determines a quality of the digital broadcast signal based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsushita, Mikihiko Iwaida, Noboru Taga, Hideki Ono
  • Patent number: 11061314
    Abstract: There is provided a projection screen and a projection display apparatus that make it possible to improve display quality. A projection screen according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a display member (50) having transmittance or reflectance that varies in accordance with first light (UV) to be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Nakahata, Hidehiko Takanashi, Hideki Ono
  • Publication number: 20210026233
    Abstract: A projection screen control method of one embodiment of the present disclosure includes irradiating a display member with first control light, and irradiating the display member with second control light, in which the irradiating the display member with the first control light and the irradiating the display member with the second control light are performed in sequence. The display member has a visible light transmittance or a visible light reflectance that varies depending on light, and contains a photochromic material, and the first control light and the second control light have different light intensities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: HIDEHIKO TAKANASHI, HIDEKI ONO, YUI ISHII
  • Patent number: 10788256
    Abstract: A cooling device is capable of protecting an electronically controlled expansion valve in a main refrigerant circuit from the liquid hammer phenomenon due to high-pressure liquid refrigerant when cooling operation starts. The cooling device includes a main refrigerant circuit, a defrosting refrigerant circuit, and a controller. In the main refrigerant circuit, a compressor, a condenser, a main opening-closing valve, an expansion valve in which the flow rate of refrigerant is variable, and an evaporator are connected via refrigerant pipes. The defrosting refrigerant circuit connects the refrigerant outlet side of the compressor in the main refrigerant circuit and the refrigerant inlet side of the evaporator in the main refrigerant circuit to each other and includes a valve mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Kojima, Hideki Ono
  • Publication number: 20200272043
    Abstract: There is provided a projection screen and a projection display apparatus that make it possible to improve display quality. A projection screen according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a display member (50) having transmittance or reflectance that varies in accordance with first light (UV) to be applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: YUJI NAKAHATA, HIDEHIKO TAKANASHI, HIDEKI ONO
  • Publication number: 20200258923
    Abstract: An imaging element (photoelectric conversion element) includes a photoelectric conversion unit formed by laminating a first electrode 21, a photoelectric conversion layer 23A, and a second electrode 22. Between the first electrode 21 and the photoelectric conversion layer 23A, a composite oxide layer 23B containing indium-gallium-zinc composite oxide is formed. The composite oxide layer 23B includes a first layer 23B1 adjacent to the first electrode 21 and a second layer 23B2 adjacent to the photoelectric conversion layer 23A. The first layer 23B1 has a higher indium composition than the second layer 23B2, or the first layer 23B1 has a higher gallium composition than the second layer 23B2, or the first layer 23B1 has a higher zinc composition than the second layer 23B2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki ONO, Yukio KANEDA
  • Patent number: 10720471
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device of an embodiment of the technology includes: a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other; a photoelectric conversion layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode; and a buffer layer provided between the first electrode and the photoelectric conversion layer, and having an interface, to which an organic molecule or a halogen element is coordinated, with the photoelectric conversion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Michinori Shiomi, Syuuiti Takizawa, Takeru Bessho, Hideki Ono, Yosuke Saito, Yoshiaki Obana, Daisuke Hobara
  • Publication number: 20200203435
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a photoelectric conversion film that is formed between the first electrode and the second electrode and includes an organic semiconductor and an inorganic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: NORIKAZU NAKAYAMA, HIDEKI ONO, YOSHIAKI OBANA, NOBUYUKI MATSUZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200153568
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a signal quality monitoring apparatus includes a signal processor, a comparator and a determiner. The processor obtains output signals from a first transmitter and a second transmitter which are mutually redundant and respectively reproduce digital broadcast signals based on a common origin signal, and generates a first signal based on the output signal from the first transmitter and a second signal based on the output signal from the second transmitter. The comparator compares the first signal and the second signal. The determiner determines a quality of the digital broadcast signal based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi MATSUSHITA, Mikihiko IWAIDA, Noboru TAGA, Hideki ONO
  • Patent number: 10608050
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a photoelectric conversion film that is formed between the first electrode and the second electrode and includes an organic semiconductor and an inorganic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norikazu Nakayama, Hideki Ono, Yoshiaki Obana, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 10378388
    Abstract: An exhaust hood for a steam turbine includes a bearing cone; an annular flow guide; and an external casing surrounding the bearing cone and the flow guide. Meridional shapes of the flow guide at respective circumferential positions are shapes obtained by rotating one representative shape around an upstream end of the representative shape in a meridional plane and by reducing or maintaining a radial length of the representative shape. A circumferential distribution of inclination angles of an upstream end of the flow guide with respect to a center axis of a turbine rotor of the steam turbine has representative inclination angles at respective representative positions in the circumferential direction. The circumferential distribution between the representative positions is defined by a linear interpolation. Each representative position is a position where the inclination angles change from increasing or decreasing to decreasing or increasing, or from constant to increasing or decreasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Ono, Shunsuke Mizumi, Takeshi Kudo, Tatsuhito Hattori
  • Patent number: 10301970
    Abstract: An axial turbine includes an upstream turbine stage that includes: a cover disposed at a distal end of an upstream bucket and opposed to an inner wall of an upstream diaphragm outer ring across a gap; and a downstream diaphragm outer ring that is disposed downstream of the upstream turbine stage and that has an inner peripheral-side end wall shaped into a flare. The inner peripheral-side end wall of the downstream diaphragm outer ring has a flare angle formed to be greater than a slant angle of an inner peripheral-side wall of the cover. In the axial turbine, the inner peripheral-side end wall of the downstream diaphragm outer ring is formed to have a meridional shape that has at least one inflection point between the upstream turbine stage and a downstream turbine stage and such that a tangent at the inflection point with respect to a steam flow direction has a positive gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisataka Fukushima, Takeshi Kudo, Shigeki Senoo, Hideki Ono
  • Publication number: 20190128590
    Abstract: A cooling device is capable of protecting an electronically controlled expansion valve in a main refrigerant circuit from the liquid hammer phenomenon due to high-pressure liquid refrigerant when cooling operation starts. The cooling device includes a main refrigerant circuit, a defrosting refrigerant circuit, and a controller. In the main refrigerant circuit, a compressor, a condenser, a main opening-closing valve, an expansion valve in which the flow rate of refrigerant is variable, and an evaporator are connected via refrigerant pipes. The defrosting refrigerant circuit connects the refrigerant outlet side of the compressor in the main refrigerant circuit and the refrigerant inlet side of the evaporator in the main refrigerant circuit to each other and includes a valve mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori KOJIMA, Hideki ONO
  • Publication number: 20180350881
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a photoelectric conversion film that is formed between the first electrode and the second electrode and includes an organic semiconductor and an inorganic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: NORIKAZU NAKAYAMA, HIDEKI ONO, YOSHIAKI OBANA, NOBUYUKI MATSUZAWA
  • Patent number: 10134812
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a control electrode 11 formed on a substrate 10, an insulating layer 12 covering the control electrode 11, an active layer 13 including an organic semiconductor material, which is formed on the insulating layer 12, and a first electrode 14A and a second electrode 14B formed on the active layer 13, and portions 15 of the first electrode and second electrode in contact with the active layer 13 are modified with an electrode modification material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mao Katsuhara, Hideki Ono, Shinichi Ushikura, Yui Ishii
  • Publication number: 20180294315
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device of an embodiment of the technology includes: a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other; a photoelectric conversion layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode; and a buffer layer provided between the first electrode and the photoelectric conversion layer, and having an interface, to which an organic molecule or a halogen element is coordinated, with the photoelectric conversion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michinori SHIOMI, Syuuiti TAKIZAWA, Takeru BESSHO, Hideki ONO, Yosuke SAITO, Yoshiaki OBANA, Daisuke HOBARA
  • Patent number: 9869815
    Abstract: An optical device includes an optical waveguide provided on a principal surface of a substrate. The optical waveguide includes a core and a cladding provided around the core. The cladding is configured by a substance having a refractive index smaller than 71.4% of the refractive index of the core. The core has constituent atoms substantially forming a diamond lattice structure. The optical waveguide has a light input/output part through which a light beam is input and/or output. The light input/output part decreases stepwise in thickness towards an output end while tapering down in its width. The core is provided in the light input/output part to have a (111) plane or an equivalent plane to the (111) plane exposed on a face of a riser of the stepwise thickness of the light input/output part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association
    Inventors: Hideki Ono, Tsuyoshi Horikawa, Naoki Hirayama
  • Patent number: 9868112
    Abstract: A Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst containing 10 to 30% by mass, as a metal atom, of metallic cobalt and/or cobalt oxide, based on the mass of the catalyst, supported on a carrier containing silica, in which the carrier has an average pore diameter of 8 to 25 nm and the metallic cobalt and/or cobalt oxide has an average crystallite diameter of not less than the average pore diameter of the carrier and less than 35 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Ono, Yoshiyuki Nagayasu, Kazuaki Hayasaka
  • Publication number: 20170218281
    Abstract: Provided is a process for fluid catalytic cracking of a heavy oil by contacting the oil with a catalyst at an elevated temperature for a short period of time to produce light olefins such as propylene and butene. The process comprises contacting the heavy oil with a catalyst containing 12 to 24 percent by mass of a shape selective zeolite under conditions of a reaction zone outlet temperature of 580 to 630° C., a catalyst/oil ratio of 15 to 40 weight/weight and a hydrocarbon residence time in the reaction zone of 0.1 to 1.0 second to produce a cracked product having a secondary cracking activity (C2 olefin concentration/C4 olefin concentration) value in the range of 0.30 to 0.55.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Tai OHUCHI, Hideki ONO, Marie IWAMA