Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Abe

Hiroshi Abe 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: 11560383
    Abstract: Provided is a compound having higher fluorescence quantum yield and higher optical stability than a conventional FLAP and a polymer compound containing the compound. A: seven or eight-membered ring structure, Y1, Y2, Y3: halogen atom or the like, a1: number of Y1, a2: number of Y2, B: number of Y3, 0?m and n?3: when 1?m?3, Y1 may be substituted with a structure portion defined by m, when 1?n?3, Y2 may be substituted with a structure portion defined by n, and B1, B2: Formulas (2-1) to (2-3). C1, C2, C3: structure containing a cyclic hydrocarbon compound, D1, D2, D3: substructure that inhibits aggregation, E1, E2, E3: polymerizable substructure, Z1: hydrogen atom or the like, c: number of substituent groups Z1, Z2, Z3: hydrogen atom or the like, and may form a ring with C2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Shohei Saito, Hiroshi Yabu, Hiroya Abe
  • Publication number: 20230008149
    Abstract: A method for raising a temperature of a battery module for a vehicle. The method including generating heat in one or more resistors of the battery module by supplying one or more voltages from at least a part of cells of the battery module. The battery module includes the cells coupled in series, and the one or more resistors configured to generate heat after being energized and cause temperature of the cells to be raised. Voltages of the cells are subjected to monitoring and controlling by a cell monitoring unit of the battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Norio SUZUKI, Hiroshi Abe, Kazuya Tachimoto
  • Patent number: 11550472
    Abstract: An approach for improving the writing an index file on tape storage by switching, via a tape drive, write sequences in an index partition, in which the tape drive switches between a normal wrap sequence and a reverse wrap sequence. Further, embodiments write the index information by the normal wrap sequence during initialization of the tape media, in which the tape media is being mounted for the first time. Additionally, embodiments write the index information by the reverse wrap sequence during an unmounting the tape media for the first time, and wherein the tape media is mounted based on index information written at a rearmost end of one or more data partitions during second and subsequent mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Itagaki, Tsuyoshi Miyamura, Noriko Yamamoto, Tohru Hasegawa, Atsushi Abe, Shinsuke Mitsuma
  • Publication number: 20220411956
    Abstract: A quartz glass crucible 1 includes: a quartz glass crucible body 10 having a cylindrical side wall portion 10a, a curved bottom portion 10b, and a corner portion 10c which has a larger curvature than that of the bottom portion 10b and connects the side wall portion 10a and the bottom portion 10b to each other; and an inner-surface coating film 13A which contains a crystallization accelerator and is formed on an inner surface 10i of the quartz glass crucible body 10, in which the inner surface 10i of the quartz glass crucible body 10 is under compressive stress. The quartz glass crucible has high durability even at a high temperature during a single crystal pull-up step and is capable of reducing a generation ratio of pinholes in a silicon single crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi KISHI, Kouta HASEBE, Takahiro ABE, Hideki FUJIWARA
  • Patent number: 11534665
    Abstract: A golf club head comprises a head main body and a face member. The head main body is provided with a face support portion to which the face member is fixed. The face member comprises a front plate portion, a backwardly directed portion extending backwardly of the head from the front plate portion, and a centrally directed portion extending toward of a center of the face from the backwardly directed portion. The rear surface of the centrally directed portion is fixed to the face support portion of the head main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Abe, Kiyofumi Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 11524314
    Abstract: In a second liquid supply step, a second liquid film and a first liquid film surrounding a side of the second liquid film are formed on an upper surface of a substrate. Then, in a vapor layer formation step, by heating the substrate, a second vapor layer is formed by evaporating the second liquid contacting the upper surface of the substrate, and the second liquid film is held on the second vapor layer. Since the second liquid included in the second liquid film has a high vapor pressure, a height position of a lower surface of the floating second liquid film may be kept high. By blowing a gas to the floating second liquid film, a hole is formed in the second liquid film, and by expanding the hole toward an outer periphery of the substrate, the first liquid and the second liquid are removed outside the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Okutani, Hiroshi Abe, Takaaki Ishizu
  • Patent number: 11510630
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image display method with which a structure of an imaging object can be easily understood on the basis of volume data. An image display method according to an aspect of the present invention includes obtaining photoacoustic image data, generating a first photoacoustic image corresponding to a first spatial region on the basis of photoacoustic image data and a second photoacoustic image corresponding to a second spatial region having a different thickness in a viewing direction of rendering from a thickness of the first spatial region and having a spatial region overlapped with the first spatial region on the basis of the photoacoustic image data, and generating and displaying a parallel image in which the first photoacoustic image and the second photoacoustic image are arranged side by side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Fukushima, Hiroshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20220368316
    Abstract: An integrated circuit for controlling an ignition system including a coil. The integrated circuit includes a transistor configured to control a current flowing through the coil, a first line coupled to a control electrode of the transistor, a second line coupled to an electrode of the transistor on the ground side thereof, a control circuit configured to control on and off of the transistor based on a voltage level of the first line, and a Zener diode having a cathode coupled to the first line and an anode coupled to the second line. The Zener diode has such a capacitance that, when a first signal, and a second signal of a higher frequency, are inputted to the first line, the control circuit controls the on and off of the transistor in response to the first signal irrespective of the second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi NAKAMURA, Hiroyuki NAKAJIMA, Takanori KOHAMA, Yuya ABE
  • Publication number: 20220360937
    Abstract: A collection device includes a deciding unit that, on the basis of data obtained in advance for each area, decides a collection interval and a collection time for each of the areas, a communication unit that acquires a current position from each of measurement terminals, and an allocating unit that, in a case where there is an area corresponding to the current position acquired regarding each of the measurement terminals, calculates a slot count of slots regarding which the collection interval and the collection time are cyclically allocated, on the basis of the collection interval and the collection time of this area, and allocates slot Nos. of an amount equivalent to the slot count, to any of the measurement terminals present in this area, by a predetermined method. The communication unit transmits, to each of the measurement terminals to which slot Nos.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto ABE, Hitoshi SESHIMO, Hiroshi KONISHI
  • Patent number: 11495262
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for duplexing data from multiple files systems onto a shared tape is disclosed. The computer-implemented method includes receiving a unique identifier of a first tape image written to a primary storage device of a first client system. The computer-implemented method further includes determining that a position of a first end-of-data marker on the first tape image differs from a position of a second end-of-data marker on a tape corresponding to the unique identifier of the first tape image. Responsive to determining that the position of the first end-of-data marker on the first tape image differs from the position of the second end-of-data marker on the tape corresponding to the unique identifier of the first tape image, the computer-implemented method further includes copying a difference in data between the second end-of-data marker on the tape and be first end-of-data marker on the first tape image to the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Mitsuma, Tsuyoshi Miyamura, Noriko Yamamoto, Hiroshi Itagaki, Tohru Hasegawa, Atsushi Abe
  • Publication number: 20220353453
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of pixel cells arranged in a matrix. In the solid-state imaging device, each of the plurality of pixel cells includes: a photoelectric converter that generates charge by photoelectric conversion, and holds a potential according to an amount of the charge generated; an initializer that initializes the potential of the photoelectric converter; a comparison section that compares the potential of the photoelectric converter and a predetermined reference signal, and causes the initializer to perform initialization when the potential of the photoelectric converter and the predetermined reference signal match; and a counter that counts a total number of times of initialization performed by the initializer, and outputs a signal corresponding to the total number of times as a first signal indicating an intensity of incident light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Yutaka ABE, Hiroshi FUJINAKA
  • Publication number: 20220350084
    Abstract: An embodiment optical coupling structure includes: at least one optical element; at least one optical fiber which has an end surface facing the optical element; and an adhesive agent which is applied to at least the end surface and a part of the optical element so as to optically and mechanically couple the optical element and the optical fiber, wherein both a contact angle which a surface of the optical element and a surface of the adhesive agent make and a contact angle which a surface of the optical fiber and the surface of the adhesive agent make are less than 90 degrees. With such a configuration, alignment between the optical element and the optical fiber can be realized by passive alignment so that a mounting time and a mounting cost in coupling the optical element and the optical fiber can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ishikawa, Makoto Abe, Norio Sato, Atsushi Aratake
  • Patent number: 11487457
    Abstract: In an approach to automatically reclassifying files in an HSM system, responsive to occurrence of a recall to move a file on a hierarchical storage system from a secondary storage to a primary storage, whether stub metadata exists for the file is determined. Responsive to determining that stub metadata exists for the file, whether reclassification of the file is necessary is determined based on the stub metadata. Responsive to determining that the reclassification of the file is necessary, the file is reclassified, where the reclassification uses a latest classification model, and further where the stub metadata is updated with results of the reclassification. The file is migrated from the primary storage to the secondary storage based on the stub metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Hiroshi Itagaki, Tsuyoshi Miyamura, Shinsuke Mitsuma, Atsushi Abe, Noriko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11486979
    Abstract: A light receiver array according to the present invention is constituted by array-aligning plural receivers having slow light waveguides of photonic crystals, and a LiDAR device according to the present invention is constituted by linearly arranging a light receiver array and a transmitter. An arranging relationship of plural receivers of the light receiver array is an array-like element formed by array-aligning plural receivers having the slow light waveguides of photonic crystals, and the array alignment is defined by alignment for defining a position relationship between the plural receivers constituting the light receiver array, and orientation for defining a direction of each receiver. A relationship p=?/sin ??r is satisfied between the alignment pitch p, wavelength ? of the reception light, and an arrival angle ??r when a phase difference between reception lights received by waveguide ends of adjacent receivers is one wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION YOKOHAMA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Toshihiko Baba, Keisuke Kondo, Hiroshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20220340858
    Abstract: An incubator includes: a housing which is divided into a thermostatic chamber and an air-conditioning chamber and allows first air to circulate between the thermostatic chamber and the air-conditioning chamber; and an air conditioner that regulates a temperature of the first air in the air-conditioning chamber. A channel through which the first air flows is formed in the air-conditioning chamber. The air conditioner includes: a supply unit having a supply port for supplying second air colder than the first air to the channel; an upstream fan which is arranged upstream of the supply port and allows the first air in the thermostatic chamber to flow into the channel; and a downstream fan which is arranged downstream of the supply port, mixes the second air with the first air, and allows the first air mixed with the second air to flow from the channel into the thermostatic chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: ESPEC CORP
    Inventors: Koichi ABE, Hiroshi YATA, Kenji ASHIDA, Yusuke UEDA
  • Publication number: 20220334088
    Abstract: In an ultrasonic testing method and an ultrasonic testing device that ultrasonically examine a flaw of a subject, a scanning range specified for the subject is scanned while flaw testing is performed by an array probe, and it is determined that a flaw is present at a point where a groove signal DG is present and a bottom echo signal BE is not obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Kaoru SHINODA, Masamitsu ABE, Joichi MURAKAMI, Hiroshi HATTORI
  • Publication number: 20220336851
    Abstract: An all-solid-state battery control system includes an all-solid-state battery, a housing, a fluid, a pressurizer, and a processor. The all-solid-state battery includes a solid electrolyte. The housing has a space containing the all-solid-state battery. The fluid is configured to fill the space of the housing. The pressurizer is configured to apply pressure to the all-solid-state battery via the fluid. The processor is configured to control a magnitude of the pressure to be applied to the all-solid-state battery by the pressurizer, on the basis of a temperature of the all-solid-state battery and a state of charge of the all-solid-state battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei NANBU, Norio SUZUKI, Hiroshi ABE, Tomoya IIOKA
  • Publication number: 20220331845
    Abstract: A substrate processing method includes a first processing liquid supplying step of supplying a first processing liquid to an upper surface of a substrate, a holding-layer forming step of solidifying or curing the first processing liquid to form a particle holding layer on the upper surface of the substrate, a holding-layer removing step of peeling and removing the particle holding layer from the upper surface of the substrate, a liquid film forming step of forming, after removal of the particle holding layer from the substrate, a liquid film of a second processing liquid, a gas phase layer forming step of forming a gas phase layer for holding the liquid film between the upper surface of the substrate and the liquid film, and a liquid film removing step of removing the second processing liquid from the upper surface of the substrate by moving the liquid film on the gas phase layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Yukifumi YOSHIDA, Manabu OKUTANI, Hiroshi ABE, Shuichi YASUDA, Yasunori KANEMATSU, Hitoshi NAKAI
  • Patent number: 11473209
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a quartz glass crucible 1 includes: a cylindrical crucible body 10 which has a bottom and is made of quartz glass; and crystallization-accelerator-containing coating films 13A and 13B which are formed on surfaces of the crucible body 10 so as to cause crystallization-accelerator-enriched layers to be formed in the vicinity of the surfaces of the crucible body 10 by heating during a step of pulling up a silicon single crystal by a Czochralski method. The quartz glass crucible is capable of withstanding a single crystal pull-up step undertaken for a very long period of time, such as multi-pulling, and a manufacturing method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SUMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kishi, Kouta Hasebe, Takahiro Abe, Hideki Fujiwara, Eriko Kitahara
  • Patent number: 11466381
    Abstract: A quartz glass crucible 1 includes: a quartz glass crucible body 10 having a cylindrical side wall portion 10a, a curved bottom portion 10b, and a corner portion 10c which has a larger curvature than that of the bottom portion 10b and connects the side wall portion 10a and the bottom portion 10b to each other; and an inner-surface coating film 13A which contains a crystallization accelerator and is formed on an inner surface 10i of the quartz glass crucible body 10, in which the inner surface 10i of the quartz glass crucible body 10 is under compressive stress. The quartz glass crucible has high durability even at a high temperature during a single crystal pull-up step and is capable of reducing a generation ratio of pinholes in a silicon single crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SUMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kishi, Kouta Hasebe, Takahiro Abe, Hideki Fujiwara