Patents by Inventor Hirokazu Kobayashi

Hirokazu 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: 20190289213
    Abstract: An image sensor that obtains an image in which shake is corrected, while at the same time suppresses an increase in the circuit size, is disclosed. The image sensor has a plurality of pixels. Each of the plurality of pixels includes a light-sensitive element that detects the incidence of single photons; and a counter that counts a pulse contained in a signal. The image sensor further comprises a control unit that, on the basis of detected shake, switches a signal of the light-sensitive element supplied to the counter in a pixel, or replaces a count value of the counter of the pixel with a count value of the counter in another pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Kumaki, Hirokazu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190288445
    Abstract: A wire holding structure (11) for wires (10) includes wires (10), a rubber plug (34) having wire through holes (35) having the wires (10) passed therethrough, a housing (22) externally fit to the rubber plug (34) and a wire cover (15) configured to cover the housing (22). The wire cover (15) includes an opening (24), and the housing (22) includes a lid (33) shaped to correspond to the opening (24) and configured to close the opening (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hirokazu Komori, Tomohiko Kobayashi, Naomichi Kawashima, Takahiro Murata
  • Publication number: 20190288600
    Abstract: A technology for suppressing a performance degradation of a solar battery caused by PID is provided. A conversion device includes a DC/DC converter and a control part. A solar battery is connected to an input end of the DC/DC converter. When direct-current power generated by the solar battery is converted and output, the DC/DC converter makes a potential of a negative electrode of the solar battery to be higher than a potential in a negative electrode of the output when the power input from the solar battery exceeds a prescribed value. The control part changes a voltage of the power output from the solar battery to detect a peak value of the power, and stops the operation of the DC/DC converter when the peak value is smaller than the prescribed value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu EHARA, Kazumi TSUCHIMICHI, Kenji KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro TSUBOTA
  • Patent number: 10399097
    Abstract: An electrostatic coating method in which a plurality of coating materials is respectively retained in a plurality of coating-material containers in a coating material cartridge, and the coating materials are changed by a valve at the time of sending of each of the coating materials, in an electrostatic coating device, each of the coating materials is sent from the coating material cartridge to a coating machine via a common path according to the change, and multilayer coating is performed by the electrostatic coating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shunya Kobayashi, Misa Murakami, Isamu Yamasaki, Hiroya Mitani, Hirokazu Ohta, Kengo Honma
  • Publication number: 20190263024
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a template for imprint patterning processes comprises a template substrate having a first surface and a pedestal on the first surface of the template substrate, the pedestal having a second surface spaced from the first surface in a first direction perpendicular to the first surface. A pattern is disposed on the second surface. The pedestal has a sidewall between the first surface and the second surface that is at an angle of less than 90° to the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Kei KOBAYASHI, Anupam MITRA, Seiji MORITA, Hirokazu KATO
  • Patent number: 10395796
    Abstract: A flat cable that includes a plurality of cores each including one insulated wire and/or a plurality of insulated wires that are twisted together, the cores being lined up in a cable width direction, which is orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the insulated wires; a sheath that collectively covers the plurality of cores; and a space that is surrounded by an outer surface of one of the plurality of cores, an outer surface of another one of the plurality of cores that is adjacent to the one of the plurality of cores, and an inner surface of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Kobayashi, Makoto Higashikozono, Hirokazu Komori
  • Publication number: 20190257674
    Abstract: A position detection encoder includes a scale that has a position detection pattern and a linear pattern that is formed in a direction parallel to a length direction of the position detection pattern; and a position detector generating a position detection signal with a different value due to a displacement of the position detection pattern in the length direction. In the position detector, a position confirmation pattern is formed that includes two markers arranged at an interval equal to or less than an offset tolerance value for a positional relationship of the position detector and the scale in a width direction of the position detection pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu KOBAYASHI, Rie ARAI
  • Patent number: 10380523
    Abstract: Resources, product classes, processes, and product orders are registered in mutual association. From the information of product classes, processes, and resources, variables and constants used when formulating an objective function and a constraint expression are constructed. A constraint setting screen is displayed which includes contents of the constraint expression described by using the selection input field of identification information of the product classes, processes, and resources. Based on a result of selective input to this constraint setting screen, the contents of constraint are set. Further, an object setting screen is displayed which includes the contents of an object described using the product classes and processes and text information indicating the contents of the object, and a selection input field thereof. The contents of the object are registered based on a result of selective input to this object setting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kobayashi, Yasuhito Yaji, Akihito Furukawa, Minenori Inatomi
  • Publication number: 20190238781
    Abstract: In a pixel section of an image sensor, pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, each of the pixels including an amplifier transistor that is connected to a power voltage and has a gate into which a voltage of a signal charge generated by a photoelectric conversion area is input and a selection transistor that is connected to the amplifier transistor and a signal line. The image sensor includes an AD conversion circuit having a reference transistor having a gate into which a ramp signal is input and a constant current source that is connected to the reference transistor and the signal line. The voltage of the ramp signal or a driving ability of the reference transistor changes depending on whether one selection transistor or a plurality of selection transistors is/are turned on per signal line to obtain a signal charge to be AD-converted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kobayashi, Nobuhiro Takeda
  • Patent number: 10368018
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises a pixel area having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix; output circuits that apply preset processing to signals read out in parallel from divided areas obtained by dividing the pixel area in a column direction and output the processed signals in parallel; a controller that performs control to execute first driving for reading out signals for obtaining correction data from the divided areas to the output circuits, and second driving for reading out image signals from the divided areas to the output circuits; and a correction circuit that obtains the correction data from the signals read out through the first driving and corrects the image signals using the correction data. The controller executes the first driving with respect to pixels in a part of rows that includes a row at a border of the divided areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kobayashi, Nobuhiro Takeda, Ken Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10363807
    Abstract: A control device for performing start assist control for an internal combustion engine includes: a first start assist processing unit that executes a first start assist process that brings a first engagement device into slip engagement at a first engagement pressure while increasing a torque generated by a rotating electrical machine; and a second start assist processing unit that increases, when the first start assist process fails to start the internal combustion engine, an engagement pressure of the first engagement device to a second engagement pressure higher than the first engagement pressure while increasing the torque generated by the rotating electrical machine. The second start assist processing unit determines the second engagement pressure on the basis of a rotational speed of the internal combustion engine in the first start assist process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kobayashi, Takashi Yoshida, Kohei Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20190219424
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus includes: a light source that emits light; a scale that has a plurality of tracks whose patterns are different from each other, the tracks passing at least a part of lights emitted by the light source; a light receiving part that has a plurality of light receiving elements that each output an optical signal corresponding to strength of light received through the tracks; and a signal generation part that generates a serial signal in which a plurality of the optical signals are time-division multiplexed and sends the generated serial signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kobayashi, Akio Kawai
  • Patent number: 10346692
    Abstract: This malfunction diagnosis apparatus detects a line on a road surface by distinguishing the line from an asphalt surface other than the line. The malfunction diagnosis apparatus sets a first area corresponding to the line and a second area corresponding to the asphalt surface using a first image captured while the line is detected. The malfunction diagnosis apparatus calculates a first brightness in the first area and a second brightness in the second area using a second image captured while the vehicle is cruising and the line is not detected. Further, the malfunction diagnosis apparatus diagnoses the malfunction based on at least one of the first brightness and the second brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TRANSTRON INC
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Hishinuma, Naoyuki Urushizaki, Hirokazu Sugita, Kazuhiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10319587
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an epitaxial wafer having an epitaxial layer on a silicon-based substrate, the method of manufacturing the epitaxial wafer including epitaxially growing a semiconductor layer on the silicon-based substrate after applying terrace processing to an outer peripheral portion of the silicon-based substrate. As a result, the method of manufacturing the epitaxial wafer having the epitaxial layer on the silicon-based substrate in which an epitaxial wafer which is completely free from cracks can be obtained, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori Hagimoto, Masaru Shinomiya, Keitaro Tsuchiya, Hirokazu Goto, Ken Sato, Hiroshi Shikauchi, Shoichi Kobayashi, Hirotaka Kurimoto
  • Publication number: 20190169205
    Abstract: Provided is a solid acid catalyst which enables the production of isomannide and/or 2,5-sorbitan from mannitol with high yield and high safety at low cost. The mannitol may be derived from a cellulose and/or a hemicellulose. The solid acid catalyst for dehydration contains an acid type ?-zeolite and/or a Y type zeolite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, CLARIANT CATALYSTS (JAPAN) K.K.
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukuoka, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Xin Chen
  • Publication number: 20190148970
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a short-range wireless communication unit that performs short-range wireless communication; a communication unit that receives power transmission information about power transmission transmitted from a power transmission device that transmits power in a non-contact manner; and a control unit that controls power application to the short-range wireless communication unit in a case that the communication unit has received the power transmission information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: HIROKAZU KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10291869
    Abstract: In a pixel section of an image sensor, pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, each of the pixels including an amplifier transistor that is connected to a power voltage and has a gate into which a voltage of a signal charge generated by a photoelectric conversion area is input and a selection transistor that is connected to the amplifier transistor and a signal line. The image sensor includes an AD conversion circuit having a reference transistor having a gate into which a ramp signal is input and a constant current source that is connected to the reference transistor and the signal line. The voltage of the ramp signal or a driving ability of the reference transistor changes depending on whether one selection transistor or a plurality of selection transistors is/are turned on per signal line to obtain a signal charge to be AD-converted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kobayashi, Nobuhiro Takeda
  • Patent number: 10292171
    Abstract: A terminal device and a communication system which are capable of starting LAA communication with a lower possibility of interference are provided. A communication unit performs communication using each of a first network and a second network. A communication control unit notifies a base station device constituting the first network of allocated frequency band exclusion information indicating a frequency band to be excluded from frequency bands allocated to the terminal device, and controls the communication unit so as to connect to the base station device using a frequency band allocated by the base station device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kobayashi, Tamotsu Satoh, Hideaki Shinmei, Hiroyuki Saga, Katsutoshi Ishikura, Atsushi Yamazaki, Kennichi Iijima
  • Publication number: 20190136008
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing a chitin oligomer, including subjecting chitin-containing biomass to partial hydrolysis while pulverizing the chitin-containing biomass with a pulverization apparatus in the co-presence of water and an acid catalyst selected from phosphoric acid, nitrous acid, and an organic acid (Method 1); a method of producing N-acetylglucosamine, including hydrolyzing a chitin oligomer obtained by the Method 1 by adding water thereto, followed by heating (Method 2); and a method of producing a 1-O-alkyl-N-acetylglucosamine, including alcoholyzing a chitin oligomer by adding an alcohol thereto (Method 3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: SHOWA DENKO K. K., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ichiro FUJITA, Atsushi FUKUOKA, Hirokazu KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190133894
    Abstract: Provided is a product exhibiting good bubbles even from a screen foamer composition using a non-ionic surfactant. This foam contains a non-ionic surfactant and is composed of an air layer and a bubble shell encapsulating the air layer. The bubble shell has a high light transmission region which is optically transparent and a low light transmission region which is less optically transparent than the highlight transmission region, both regions being disposed so as to spread across a surface of the bubble shell in such a manner as to form an identifiable boundary therebetween; and when the foam is allowed to stand at 25° C., an area of the low light transmission region occupying the surface area of the bubble shell expands over time, and thus the entire surface of the bubble shell becomes occupied by the low light transmission region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Hirokazu KOBAYASHI, Takaaki MASUDA, Nobuo KUBOTA, Kahori FUJII