Patents by Inventor Hironobu Takahashi

Hironobu Takahashi 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: 10743156
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device performing communication with a mobile terminal device includes a vehicle exterior communication unit, an in-vehicle detection unit that detects a vehicle present location, a vehicle interior communication unit that acquires detection information on an object from a detection unit, and an in-vehicle control unit that generates recognition information including position information on the object based on vehicle position information indicating the vehicle present location and the detection information on the object and makes the vehicle exterior communication unit deliver the recognition information. The vehicle exterior communication unit receives existence notification information transmitted from the mobile terminal device when the mobile terminal device receiving the recognition information judges that the in-vehicle device has not recognized existence of a first object equipped with the mobile terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junya Ujiie, Shinji Maeda, Yuka Takahashi, Hironobu Abe
  • Publication number: 20200243943
    Abstract: A wristwatch includes a circuit board, a feeding coil antenna mounted on or in the circuit board, and a ground conductor disposed in or on the circuit board. The ground conductor includes an outer periphery, an opening, and a slit, which connects an inner periphery of the opening and the outer periphery to each other. A connection conductor is disposed on the circuit board to cross over the slit of the ground conductor to connect portions of the ground conductor to each other. The connection conductor defines a portion of a path of current flowing through the ground conductor in a loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: Hironobu TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200169674
    Abstract: To promote a utilization of a moving image in a video call. An information processing apparatus includes: a correction module configured to correct the luminance of a first video data acquired by a camera; a recognition module configured to recognize a first moving image and a second moving image in a first video data whose luminance is corrected, the first moving image including at least a part of a user's face, the second moving image not including a face; a correction module configured to correct a recognized second moving image; a generation module configured to generate a second video data including a first moving image included in a first video data whose luminance is corrected and a corrected second moving image; and a providing module configured to provide a second video data to a video call application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki HANAHARA, Hironobu YOSHIKAWA, Nodoka TAKAHASHI, Masato KOSUKEGAWA
  • Patent number: 10665922
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a coil antenna including a coil conductor wound around a coil opening, and a planar conductor including a surface facing a portion of the coil opening and a portion of an area including the coil conductor. A minimum separation distance between the coil opening and the planar conductor in a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the planar conductor is larger than a minimum separation distance between the coil conductor and the planar conductor in the same direction. The planar conductor includes a first region that overlaps the coil opening and a third region that overlaps an outer edge of the coil conductor in plan view of the coil opening, and the first region includes a recessed portion that is recessed in a direction away from the coil conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironobu Takahashi, Hideaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10631719
    Abstract: An endoscope includes: an imaging unit disposed at a distal end portion of an insertion section inserted into a body of a subject; and a built-in component provided parallel with the imaging unit at the distal end portion, and extending substantially parallel with an axial direction of the insertion section. The imaging unit includes: a solid state image sensor including a light receiving unit; a flexible circuit board electrically connecting the solid state image sensor; and a rigid circuit board at least partially disposed on a proximal end side of the endoscope relative to the solid state image sensor, and electrically connected to the flexible circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironobu Ichimura, Tomohisa Takahashi, Tomokazu Yamashita, Noriyuki Fujimori, Takatoshi Igarashi, Yoshiki Takayama
  • Publication number: 20200088257
    Abstract: A pressing structure is arranged between a first pressed body and a second pressed body opposite to the first pressed body and presses the first pressed body and second pressed body. The pressing structure includes a spring member including: a base portion formed of a single strip-like member and having a curved principal surface; two extended portions extending respectively from end portions of the base portion and curved in a form inverse of a curving form of the base portion; and two bent portions extending respectively from end portions of the two extended portions, the end portions being at sides opposite to sides connected to the base portion, the two bent portions being curved in a form inverse of the curving form of the extended portions; and the maximum thickness of the extended portions and bent portions is smaller than the maximum thickness of the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hironobu Imaizumi, Norihiro Tajima, Yoshio Yamada, Shuji Takahashi, Atsushi Yoneoka
  • Publication number: 20200053526
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device performing communication with a mobile terminal device includes a vehicle exterior communication unit, an in-vehicle detection unit that detects a vehicle present location, a vehicle interior communication unit that acquires detection information on an object from a detection unit, and an in-vehicle control unit that generates recognition information including position information on the object based on vehicle position information indicating the vehicle present location and the detection information on the object and makes the vehicle exterior communication unit deliver the recognition information. The vehicle exterior communication unit receives existence notification information transmitted from the mobile terminal device when the mobile terminal device receiving the recognition information judges that the in-vehicle device has not recognized existence of a first object equipped with the mobile terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Junya UJIIE, Shinji MAEDA, Yuka TAKAHASHI, Hironobu ABE
  • Publication number: 20190364191
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion element including an anode, a photoelectric conversion layer that contains a first organic semiconductor, a second organic semiconductor, and a third organic semiconductor, and a cathode. As each of the first organic semiconductor, the second organic semiconductor, and the third organic semiconductor, a low-molecular weight organic semiconductor is used. The first organic semiconductor, the second organic semiconductor, and the third organic semiconductor have mass ratios that satisfy the following relationship: the first organic semiconductor?the second organic semiconductor?the third organic semiconductor. Further, when a total amount of the first organic semiconductor, the second organic semiconductor, and the third organic semiconductor is 100 mass %, a content of the second organic semiconductor is 6 mass % or more, and a content of the third organic semiconductor is 3 mass % or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuo Takahashi, Satoru Shiobara, Jun Kamatani, Naoki Yamada, Tomona Yamaguchi, Hiroki Ohrui, Hironobu Iwawaki, Masumi Itabashi, Yosuke Nishide, Hirokazu Miyashita, Norifumi Kajimoto, Moe Takahira, Isao Kawata, Yuto Ito
  • Patent number: 10468614
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a photoelectric conversion element including a lower electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer, and an upper electrode in this order; a voltage is applied between the lower electrode and the upper electrode; the photoelectric conversion layer contains a first organic compound and a second organic compound; the first organic compound has a lower oxidation potential than the second organic compound, and ?E represented by the following formula (A) satisfies the following formula (B); where ?E=oxidation potential of first organic compound?reduction potential of second organic compound (A) ?E?1.79[V]??(B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Shiobara, Naoki Yamada, Tetsuo Takahashi, Jun Kamatani, Yosuke Nishide, Hirokazu Miyashita, Tomona Yamaguchi, Hironobu Iwawaki, Hiroki Ohrui, Masumi Itabashi, Norifumi Kajimoto
  • Publication number: 20190267545
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a photoelectric conversion element including a lower electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer, and an upper electrode in this order, wherein the photoelectric conversion layer includes a first organic compound and a second organic compound having a lower reduction potential than that of the first organic compound, the first organic compound has an emission lifetime of 1.1 ns or more in chloroform solution, and the first organic compound is an organic compound represented by Formula [1] according to claim 1, a fluoranthene derivative, or a metal complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Tomona Yamaguchi, Naoki Yamada, Tetsuo Takahashi, Jun Kamatani, Yosuke Nishide, Hirokazu Miyashita, Satoru Shiobara, Hironobu Iwawaki, Hiroki Ohrui, Masumi Itabashi
  • Publication number: 20190267411
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element including an anode, a cathode, and a photoelectric conversion layer, wherein the photoelectric conversion layer contains a first organic compound and a second organic compound, and difference between oxidation potential of first organic compound and reduction potential of second organic compound is larger than 1.5 [V], and the first organic compound is any one of general formulae [1] below, a fluoranthene derivative, and a metal complex, R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, Ar1, Ar2, and Z1 represents a substituent, n1 and n2 represents an integer of 0 to 4, and X1 to X3 represents a nitrogen atom, a sulfur atom, an oxygen atom, or a carbon atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Satoru Shiobara, Naoki Yamada, Tetsuo Takahashi, Jun Kamatani, Yosuke Nishide, Hirokazu Miyashita, Tomona Yamaguchi, Hironobu Iwawaki, Hiroki Ohrui, Norifumi Kajimoto, Masumi Itabashi, Kentaro Ito
  • Patent number: 10377416
    Abstract: A driving assistance device including a steering control unit that, when a steering angle of a wheel of the vehicle from a first steering angle on one side of a neutral position to a second steering angle on the other side and the state of a vehicle is switched from a first state that is an advancing state or a reversing state to a second state that is the other of the advancing state or the reversing state, controls the steering angle so as to cause the steering angle to start to be directed from the first steering angle toward the second steering angle before the state of the vehicle becomes the second state and to be directed from a third steering angle in between the first steering angle and the second steering angle toward the second steering angle when the state of the vehicle is the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogi Fukukawa, Norio Imai, Motokatsu Tomozawa, Motonari Obayashi, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Hironobu Ishijima
  • Publication number: 20190148644
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an organic compound expressed by the following General Formula 1: In General Formula 1, a partial structure Z1 represents a condensed polycyclic group that may include a nitrogen atom in a skeleton, and that includes at least one of a five-membered ring and a six-membered ring. The partial structure Z1 may include, as a substituent, a carbonyl group, a dicyanovinylidene group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an aromatic heterocyclic group, or an aryl group. R1 and R2 represent an alkyl group, aryl group, an aromatic heterocyclic group, a halogen group, or a cyano group. Ar1 represents an arylene group or a divalent aromatic heterocyclic group, and Ar2 and Ar3 represent an aryl group or an aromatic heterocyclic group. n represents an integer of 1 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Naoki Yamada, Jun Kamatani, Hiroki Ohrui, Hironobu Iwawaki, Masumi Itabashi, Yosuke Nishide, Hirokazu Miyashita, Satoru Shiobara, Tomona Yamaguchi, Tetsuo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10205008
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor device with favorable electrical characteristics. Provided is a semiconductor device with stable electrical characteristics. Provided is a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device with a high yield. The manufacturing method includes a first step of forming an insulating film over a substrate, a second step of transferring the substrate in an atmospheric atmosphere, a third step of heating the insulating film, and a fourth step of forming a metal oxide film. The third step and the fourth step are successively performed in an atmosphere where water vapor partial pressure is lower than water vapor partial pressure in the atmospheric air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Obonai, Hironobu Takahashi, Yasuharu Hosaka, Masahiro Watanabe, Takuya Handa, Yukinori Shima, Takashi Hamochi
  • Patent number: 10101867
    Abstract: A flexible display device with high viewability is provided. The display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a first element layer, and a second element layer. The first element layer is positioned between the first substrate and the second substrate. The second element layer is positioned between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first element layer and the second element layer overlap with each other in a region. The first substrate and the second substrate have flexibility. The first element layer includes a display element and a first circuit. The display element is electrically connected to the first circuit. The second element layer includes a sensor element. The sensor element has a function of sensing distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kengo Akimoto, Hironobu Takahashi, Yuki Okamoto, Isamu Shigemori
  • Patent number: 10103274
    Abstract: A highly reliable semiconductor device which uses an oxide semiconductor film for a backplane is provided. A semiconductor device includes a first conductive film, a first insulating film over the first conductive film, an oxide semiconductor film which is over the first insulating film and overlaps with the first conductive film, a second insulating film over the oxide semiconductor film, and a pair of second conductive films electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor film through an opening portion included in the second insulating film. The second insulating film overlaps with a region of the oxide insulating film in which a carrier flows between the pair of second conductive films and overlaps with end portions of the oxide semiconductor film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Masahiro Katayama, Chieko Misawa, Yuka Yokoyama, Hironobu Takahashi, Kenichi Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20180294544
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a coil antenna including a coil conductor wound around a coil opening, and a planar conductor including a surface facing a portion of the coil opening and a portion of an area including the coil conductor. A minimum separation distance between the coil opening and the planar conductor in a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the planar conductor is larger than a minimum separation distance between the coil conductor and the planar conductor in the same direction. The planar conductor includes a first region that overlaps the coil opening and a third region that overlaps an outer edge of the coil conductor in plan view of the coil opening, and the first region includes a recessed portion that is recessed in a direction away from the coil conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Hironobu TAKAHASHI, Hideaki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180203547
    Abstract: A flexible display device with high viewability is provided. The display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a first element layer, and a second element layer. The first element layer is positioned between the first substrate and the second substrate. The second element layer is positioned between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first element layer and the second element layer overlap with each other in a region. The first substrate and the second substrate have flexibility. The first element layer includes a display element and a first circuit. The display element is electrically connected to the first circuit. The second element layer includes a sensor element. The sensor element has a function of sensing distortion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kengo AKIMOTO, Hironobu TAKAHASHI, Yuki OKAMOTO, Isamu SHIGEMORI
  • Patent number: 10020686
    Abstract: A power transmission system is disclosed in which power is transmitted from a power transmission apparatus to a power receiving apparatus by electric field coupling between active and passive electrodes. The power transmission apparatus includes a step-up/down circuit for stepping up or down a direct voltage and an inverter circuit for converting the direct voltage into an alternating voltage that is output to the active and passive electrodes. The power transmission apparatus controls the step-up/down circuit to sweep a transformation ratio M=Vo1/Vin and detects the ratio M when an input power Pin of the step-up/down circuit is a minimum. The power transmission apparatus drives the step-up/down circuit to obtain the ratio M and perform the power transmission. As a result, there is provided a power transmission system capable of efficiently performing power transmission regardless of the change in a load in the power receiving apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Ichikawa, Tsuyoshi Suesada, Henri Bondar, Hironobu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9952724
    Abstract: A flexible display device with high viewability is provided. The display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a first element layer, and a second element layer. The first element layer is positioned between the first substrate and the second substrate. The second element layer is positioned between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first element layer and the second element layer overlap with each other in a region. The first substrate and the second substrate have flexibility. The first element layer includes a display element and a first circuit. The display element is electrically connected to the first circuit. The second element layer includes a sensor element. The sensor element has a function of sensing distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kengo Akimoto, Hironobu Takahashi, Yuki Okamoto, Isamu Shigemori