Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Inoue

Hiroaki Inoue 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: 20210278422
    Abstract: Provided is a reagent for measuring hemoglobins capable of satisfactorily causing hemolysis and measuring hemoglobins with high accuracy. The reagent for measuring hemoglobins according to the present invention is a reagent for measuring hemoglobins used for measuring hemoglobins by cation exchange liquid chromatography, including a specific nonionic surfactant or a specific amphoteric surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Oishi, Hiroaki Taira, Tomonori Inoue, Ryo Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20210270966
    Abstract: An object detecting device is configured of a laser beam generating unit that generates a laser beam, a light receiving unit that outputs a received light signal based on a laser beam reflected from a detection target object, a distance calculating unit that calculates a distance to the detection target object based on a time required from an emission of the laser beam until a reception of the received light signal, and a wave height value calculating unit that obtains an approximate straight line based on inclinations of a rise and a fall of a waveform of the received light signal at a set threshold, and calculates a wave height value of the received light signal based on the approximate straight line, wherein information regarding the detection target object is collected based on the wave height value, in addition to the distance being calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Inoue, Masahiro Kawai, Shohei Tsukamoto, Masaharu Imaki
  • Patent number: 11105243
    Abstract: A housing has a heat exchange flow passage which branches from the main exhaust gas flow passage and converges to the main exhaust gas flow passage through the heat exchanger. The valve has a valve pipe constituting the main exhaust gas flow passage in the exhaust pipe and a valve body which rotates to contact a seat part downstream of the valve pipe in an exhaust gas flow direction such that the exhaust gas flows to the heat exchange flow passage. An out port of the heat exchange flow passage which converges to the main exhaust gas flow passage is disposed upstream of a downstream side distal end of the valve pipe in the exhaust gas flow direction, and the downstream side distal end of the valve pipe in the exhaust gas flow direction is disposed upstream of a downstream side distal end of the heat exchanger in the exhaust gas flow direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Marelli Corporation
    Inventors: Shirou Nakajima, Mizuki Hayashida, Hiroaki Masubuchi, Tooru Hisanaga, Katsufumi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10921517
    Abstract: An electro-optic waveguide device may include a slot waveguide including a lower high-refractive-index layer with a first refractive index and an upper high-refractive-index layer with a second refractive index, wherein the lower high-refractive-index layer and the upper high-refractive-index layer have conductivity and are disposed to face each other with a gap; and a slot part formed as a low-refractive-index layer, wherein the low-refractive-index layer is formed of a material producing an electro-optic effect and has a third refractive index lower than the first refractive index and the second refractive index, wherein the low-refractive-index layer is formed in the gap to come into contact with the lower high-refractive-index layer and the upper high-refractive-index layer, and wherein one of the lower high-refractive-index layer or the upper high-refractive-index layer includes a stretch stretching on both sides of a contact portion with the slot part in a width direction intersecting a transmission dir
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Lumentum Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kensuke Ogawa, Hiroki Irie, Hiroaki Inoue, Takayoshi Fukui, Shigehisa Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200071676
    Abstract: A method of producing a cell mass by three-dimensional culture of primary cancer cells having proliferative ability and properties of handleability, versatility, and high-throughput performance, in which a tumor tissue is used as a starting material, proliferation of cells such as fibroblasts other than cancer cells is inhibited, and the cell mass includes primary cancer cells as a main component. The object is achieved by providing a method of producing a cell mass by three-dimensional culture of primary cancer cells using a tumor tissue, including: a three-dimensional culture step of culturing cells obtained from the tumor tissue in a medium containing a 5% v/v or less extracellular matrix on a substantially low-adhesive cell culture substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Hideaki KAKINUMA, Yukiko SHIMADA, Hiroaki INOUE, Takashi MORIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200064548
    Abstract: An electro-optic waveguide device may include a slot waveguide including a lower high-refractive-index layer with a first refractive index and an upper high-refractive-index layer with a second refractive index, wherein the lower high-refractive-index layer and the upper high-refractive-index layer have conductivity and are disposed to face each other with a gap; and a slot part formed as a low-refractive-index layer, wherein the low-refractive-index layer is formed of a material producing an electro-optic effect and has a third refractive index lower than the first refractive index and the second refractive index, wherein the low-refractive-index layer is formed in the gap to come into contact with the lower high-refractive-index layer and the upper high-refractive-index layer, and wherein one of the lower high-refractive-index layer or the upper high-refractive-index layer includes a stretch stretching on both sides of a contact portion with the slot part in a width direction intersecting a transmission dir
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kensuke OGAWA, Hiroki IRIE, Hiroaki INOUE, Takayoshi FUKUI, Shigehisa TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10305599
    Abstract: In an optical transmitter module for combining three or more optical signals different in intensity with an optical multiplexer to generate a PAM signal, the influence of the beat noise and the chromatic dispersion due to the difference in wavelength is reduced. The optical transmitter module includes first through third optical signal sources adapted to output respective optical signals binary intensity modulated with different amplitude from each other, and a combining section. The combining section has a wavelength multiplexer adapted to wavelength-multiplex a plurality of input optical signals having different wavelengths from each other while keeping the respective polarization states, and a polarization multiplexer adapted to polarization-multiplex a pair of input optical signals having respective polarization states perpendicular to each other, and the combining section combines the input optical signals from the first through third optical signal sources with each other to generate a PAM8 signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Oclaro Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kouji Nakahara, Hiroaki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190016879
    Abstract: To provide a water repellent composition whereby a moisture permeable waterproof film is rendered less likely to be peeled from an article treated by the water-repellent composition. The water repellent composition comprises a copolymer (A) having structural units based on a monomer (a) and structural units based on a monomer (b), a polymer (B) having an amino group, an ammonium salt group or an amide group as a pendant group, and an aqueous medium. The monomer (a) is a compound represented by RF-Q-Z—C(O)C(R)?CH2 (wherein RF is a C4-6 perfluoroalkyl group, Q is either a divalent hydrocarbon group containing no fluorine atom or a single bond, Z is —O— or NH—, and R is a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or a chlorine atom). The monomer (b) is a (meth)acrylate having no polyfluoroalkyl group and having a C12-22 alkyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazunori SUGIYAMA, Hiroaki INOUE, Yuuichi OOMORI, Hiroyuki HARA
  • Patent number: 10181694
    Abstract: An optical module includes a semiconductor optical device in which an active layer located at one side, an electrode located at the same side, and a mirror that reflects light toward the side opposite the electrode are monolithically integrated, a sub-mount having one surface on which a first wiring pattern is formed, a substrate in which an optical waveguide and a grating coupler are formed in a surface layer of the substrate, a spacer having an upper surface on which a second wiring pattern is formed, and a wire. The sub-mount is mounted on the spacer. The first wiring pattern on the sub-mount faces part of the second wiring pattern on the spacer and is electrically connected thereto. The second wiring pattern on the spacer includes a pad being disposed in a region exposed from the sub-mount and being bonded to the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Oclaro Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kohichi Robert Tamura, Takanori Suzuki, Mitsuo Akashi, Shigehisa Tanaka, Hiroaki Inoue, Hiroyasu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10034489
    Abstract: A liquid food composition that can be conveniently ingested or given with a tube and contains reduced aggregates in the composition is provided. A liquid food composition that shows fluidity in the neutral region, but solidifies in the stomach environment is further provided. According to the production method of the present invention, generation of fine particles in the production process of a liquid food composition containing a divalent metal salt, a protein, and water-soluble dietary fibers is reduced. Therefore, emulsification stability of the composition is improved, clogging of aggregates in strainer disposed in the production line etc. are eliminated, and thus the composition can be efficiently produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Inoue, Masao Sato, Tadashi Moroshima, Ken Uekita, Shinichi Yokota, Yui Kawashima, Tadaaki Hashimoto, Kazuya Hamada
  • Publication number: 20180159631
    Abstract: In an optical transmitter module for combining three or more optical signals different in intensity with an optical multiplexer to generate a PAM signal, the influence of the beat noise and the chromatic dispersion due to the difference in wavelength is reduced. The optical transmitter module includes first through third optical signal sources adapted to output respective optical signals binary intensity modulated with different amplitude from each other, and a combining section. The combining section has a wavelength multiplexer adapted to wavelength-multiplex a plurality of input optical signals having different wavelengths from each other while keeping the respective polarization states, and a polarization multiplexer adapted to polarization-multiplex a pair of input optical signals having respective polarization states perpendicular to each other, and the combining section combines the input optical signals from the first through third optical signal sources with each other to generate a PAM8 signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Kouji Nakahara, Hiroaki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170365977
    Abstract: An optical module includes a semiconductor optical device in which an active layer located at one side, an electrode located at the same side, and a mirror that reflects light toward the side opposite the electrode are monolithically integrated, a sub-mount having one surface on which a first wiring pattern is formed, a substrate in which an optical waveguide and a grating coupler are formed in a surface layer of the substrate, a spacer having an upper surface on which a second wiring pattern is formed, and a wire. The sub-mount is mounted on the spacer. The first wiring pattern on the sub-mount faces part of the second wiring pattern on the spacer and is electrically connected thereto. The second wiring pattern on the spacer includes a pad being disposed in a region exposed from the sub-mount and being bonded to the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Kohichi Robert TAMURA, Takanori SUZUKI, Mitsuo AKASHI, Shigehisa TANAKA, Hiroaki INOUE, Hiroyasu SASAKI
  • Patent number: 9767966
    Abstract: On seed metal layer of first metal, pedestal and counter electrode are formed of second metal by plating, adjacent to free space region. The free space region is filled with first sacrificial layer. By using resist pattern, second sacrificial metal layer is formed, extending from the first sacrificial layer to a portion of the pedestal, and lower structure of third metal is formed on the second sacrificial layer, by contiguous plating, exposing a portion of the pedestal not formed with the second sacrificial layer, the third metal having composition and thermal expansion coefficient equivalent to the second metal. Upper structure of fourth metal having composition and thermal expansion coefficient equivalent to the second and third metals is formed on the pedestal and the lower structure by plating. The first and second sacrificial layers are removed, leaving an electric equipment with a movable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Inoue, Xiaoyu Mi
  • Patent number: 9762026
    Abstract: An optical module includes a semiconductor optical device in which an active layer located at one side, an electrode located at the same side, and a mirror that reflects light toward the side opposite the electrode are monolithically integrated, a sub-mount having one surface on which a first wiring pattern is formed, a substrate in which an optical waveguide and a grating coupler are formed in a surface layer of the substrate, a spacer having an upper surface on which a second wiring pattern is formed, and a wire. The sub-mount is mounted on the spacer. The first wiring pattern on the sub-mount faces part of the second wiring pattern on the spacer and is electrically connected thereto. The second wiring pattern on the spacer includes a pad being disposed in a region exposed from the sub-mount and being bonded to the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: OCLARO JAPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Kohichi Robert Tamura, Takanori Suzuki, Mitsuo Akashi, Shigehisa Tanaka, Hiroaki Inoue, Hiroyasu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9727265
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic disk device includes a disk including a first region and a second region, a head configured to record write data to the disk, a buffer configured to store the write data up to a first capacity, and a controller configured to obtain a first processing amount based on a time to save the write data to the first region by the head and a second processing amount improved by saving the write data from the buffer to the first region, compare the first processing amount with the second processing amount, and determine whether the write data should be saved to the first region, based on a result of the comparison between the first processing amount and the second processing amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Izumi Kawakami, Hiroaki Inoue, Akio Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20170212711
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a disk apparatus including a disk medium, a buffer memory, and a controller. The controller includes an interface circuit used to connect to the buffer memory, in an execution of a command from a host to instruct a first access operation to the disk medium by using the buffer memory. The controller is configured to perform, if a second access operation to the disk medium by using the buffer memory is performed in background, a first wait process by a time according to the second access operation. The first wait process delays a response process of the command. The response process includes the first access operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventor: Hiroaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 9606932
    Abstract: A storage device includes a magnetic storage unit storing data, a semiconductor storage unit, and a controller configured to determine whether or not to control the semiconductor storage unit to store a portion of the data, based on history of access to the data, and control the semiconductor storage unit to store the portion of the data according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hiroaki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170054269
    Abstract: An optical module includes a semiconductor optical device in which an active layer located at one side, an electrode located at the same side, and a mirror that reflects light toward the side opposite the electrode are monolithically integrated, a sub-mount having one surface on which a first wiring pattern is formed, a substrate in which an optical waveguide and a grating coupler are formed in a surface layer of the substrate, a spacer having an upper surface on which a second wiring pattern is formed, and a wire. The sub-mount is mounted on the spacer. The first wiring pattern on the sub-mount faces part of the second wiring pattern on the spacer and is electrically connected thereto. The second wiring pattern on the spacer includes a pad being disposed in a region exposed from the sub-mount and being bonded to the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kohichi Robert TAMURA, Takanori SUZUKI, Mitsuo AKASHI, Shigehisa TANAKA, Hiroaki INOUE, Hiroyasu SASAKI
  • Patent number: 9553604
    Abstract: In order to improve the compression rate for configuration information including address information and data information when transmitting or storing configuration information which includes addresses and data having differing characteristics, an information compression device is provided with a compressor which receives as input and compresses the configuration information provided with the addresses and data, and a compressed information storage module for storing the configuration information which is compressed, that is, compressed configuration information, as the information to be decompressed for the user, said compressor including an information separating module for separating the configuration information into address information and data information, an address compressor and data compressor which separately compress the separated address information and data information, and a compressed information outputting module for combining the compressed address information and data information and output
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20160378385
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic disk device includes a disk including a first region and a second region, a head configured to record write data to the disk, a buffer configured to store the write data up to a first capacity, and a controller configured to obtain a first processing amount based on a time to save the write data to the first region by the head and a second processing amount improved by saving the write data from the buffer to the first region, compare the first processing amount with the second processing amount, and determine whether the write data should be saved to the first region, based on a result of the comparison between the first processing amount and the second processing amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Izumi Kawakami, Hiroaki Inoue, Akio Mizuno