Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Ishii

Hiroshi Ishii 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: 20200362289
    Abstract: A scaffolding material for stem cell culture, which has a dispersion component ?d of the surface free energy of 24.5 or more and less than 45.0, and a dipole component ?p of the surface free energy of 1 or more and less than 20.0. According to the scaffolding material for stem cell culture, the scaffolding material can have suitable hydrophilicity and strength, high fixation of stem cells after seeding, and highly efficient cell proliferation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi HANEDA, Yuriko MANABE, Ryoma ISHII, Hiroki IGUCHI, Hiroshi YAMAUCHI, Takahiro OMURA
  • Patent number: 10838331
    Abstract: A fixing device for fixing a toner image formed on an image receiving medium to the image receiving medium includes a heating rotation member, a heating element that heats the heating rotation member, a pressure rotation member pressed to the heating rotation member and forming a nip therebetween through which the image receiving medium passes, a pressure control device that controls a pressure at which the pressure rotation member abuts against the heating rotation member. A control device controls the heating element and the pressure control device to alternately perform a process for heating the heating rotation member while the pressure rotation member abuts against the heating rotation member and a process for heating the heating rotation member while the pressure rotation member is separated from the heating rotation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ishii
  • Patent number: 10839182
    Abstract: An information reader includes a reader main unit and a case. The case houses therein an inner pad serving as an electrostatic capacity type of switch used by an operator to enable an information reading unit to read information. The inner pad is assembled within the case to be directed toward a touch detection region of the case. A switch unit, which is separated from the reader main unit, is provided with a touch electrode pad to which electrical charge is applied in response to an operator's touch operation, a wiring line one of whose both ends is electrically connected to the touch electrode pad, and a transmission pad to which the other end is electrically connected. The transmission pad is assembled with the case on the outer surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Akihiro Sugiura, Masaaki Kuriyama, Koji Konosu, Hiroshi Hishida, Hidenori Ishii, Yoshihiro Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20200353070
    Abstract: The present invention provides polypeptides for selectively inducing target antigen-specific CD8-positive T-cell responses. Since induction of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-specific CD4-positive T-cell responses by vaccine could promote HIV infection, an HIV vaccine antigen that selectively induces HIV-specific CD8-positive T-cell responses would be useful if obtained. Thus, in the present invention, polypeptide antigens were designed in which 8- to 12-residue amino acid sequences divided from the amino acid sequence of a target antigen protein were connected in an order different from that of the original amino acid sequence. DNA and viral vector vaccines expressing these antigens were tested by inoculation into monkeys. As a result, they were shown to be able to efficiently induce antigen-specific CD8-positive T-cell responses in a selective manner. The instant antigens may be useful as vaccine antigens that induce CD8-positive T cells in a highly selective manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuro MATANO, Hiroshi ISHII, Makoto INOUE, Takashi HIRONAKA, Tsugumine SHU, Toyotaka MORI
  • Patent number: 10834846
    Abstract: A disclosed apparatus includes: a vessel accommodating an object to be treated; an ultraviolet ray lamp that emits ultraviolet rays to the object to be treated; a control unit accommodating circuit equipment that controls energization of the ultraviolet ray lamp; and two (i.e., first and second) fans disposed in series with each other in an exhaust opening, formed in a casing of the control unit, for cooling the circuit equipment within the control unit. While the apparatus is in operation, the first fan is normally kept in a driven state and an air flow exhausted by the first fan passes through the second fan while idling the second fan. The apparatus further includes an abnormality detector that detects an abnormality of the first fan, such that the second fan is activated in response to the abnormality of the first fan being detected by the abnormality detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PHOTOSCIENCE JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Yamakoshi, Arata Ishii, Hiroshi Ohara
  • Publication number: 20200341723
    Abstract: A playback sound provision device includes: a surrounding information detection device configured to detect detection information including information on a three-dimensional object or a planar display around the vehicle; and a control device configured to determine a playback method for a playback sound based on a music piece based on the detection information when a predetermined target is included in the detection information, and provide the playback sound based on the playback method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro SUZUKI, Yukari NAKANE, Chisato KOMURASAKI, Hiroshi ISHII
  • Patent number: 10799917
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus removes foreign substances from a substrate at high removal efficiency. The substrate processing apparatus includes: a scrubber to perform surface processing of the substrate by bringing a scrubbing member into sliding contact with a first surface of the substrate, a hydrostatic support mechanism for supporting a second surface of the substrate via fluid pressure without contacting the substrate, the second surface being an opposite surface of the first surface, a cleaner to clean the processed substrate, and a dryer to dry the cleaned substrate. The scrubber brings the scrubbing member into sliding contact with the first surface while rotating the scrubbing member about a central axis of the scrubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: EBARA CORPORATION, Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Ishii, Hiroyuki Kawasaki, Kenichi Nagaoka, Kenya Ito, Masako Kodera, Hiroshi Tomita, Takeshi Nishioka
  • Publication number: 20200300296
    Abstract: A processing machine includes: a static pressure bearing configured to support a drive shaft; a fluid feeder configured to output a fluid to be supplied to the static pressure bearing, in accordance with rotation of a servomotor; a sensor configured to detect a physical quantity of the fluid output from the fluid feeder; and a control unit configured to control the rotation speed of the servomotor according to the physical quantity of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yuuta ISHII, Hiroshi MINAMI
  • Patent number: 10773764
    Abstract: A processing system for a straddle vehicle, comprises an input section which receives information relating to a reaction of a rider; a processor section which learns a reaction trend of the rider based on the information relating to the rider's reaction which is input from the input section, and generates information to be output, based on a learning content of the reaction trend of the rider; and an output section which transmits the information generated by the processor section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanori Kinuhata, Masayuki Enomoto, Hiroshi Ishii
  • Patent number: 10770459
    Abstract: A silicon oxide liner, a silicon nitride liner, and a planarization silicon oxide layer may be sequentially formed over p-type and n-type field effect transistors. A patterned dielectric material layer covers an entirety of the n-type field effect transistor and does not cover at least a fraction of each area of p-doped active regions. An anisotropic etch process is performed to form p-type active region via cavities extending to a respective top surface of the p-doped active regions and n-type active region via cavities having a respective bottom surface at, or within, one of the silicon nitride liner and the silicon oxide liner. Boron-doped epitaxial pillar structures may be formed on top surfaces of the p-type active regions employing a selective epitaxy process. The n-type active region via cavities are extended to top surfaces of the n-doped active regions. Contact via structures are formed in the via cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Dai Iwata, Yasushi Ishii, Hiroshi Nakatsuji, Kiyokazu Shishido, Hiroyuki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10764505
    Abstract: A projection image pickup device includes a pulsed-light emitter, an optical sensor, a reference timing generator that generates a signal indicating an operation reference timing, a controller, and a signal processor. The signal processor sets a differential signal between an output signal from the optical sensor in the second exposure period and an output signal from the optical sensor in the first exposure period as a first differential signal, sets a differential signal between an output signal from the optical sensor in the third exposure period and the output signal from the optical sensor in the first exposure period as a second differential signal, and outputs the sum total of at least two differential signals including the first differential signal and the second differential signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Takemoto, Shinzo Koyama, Shigeru Saitou, Motonori Ishii, Hiroshi Koshida
  • Patent number: 10761803
    Abstract: A playback sound provision device includes: a surrounding information detection device configured to detect detection information including information on a three-dimensional object or a planar display around the vehicle; and a control device configured to determine a playback method for a playback sound based on a music piece based on the detection information when a predetermined target is included in the detection information, and provide the playback sound based on the playback method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Suzuki, Yukari Nakane, Chisato Komurasaki, Hiroshi Ishii
  • Publication number: 20200272078
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a fixing member, a pressurizing member, a movable member, and a controller. The fixing member heats a sheet. The pressurizing member has first heat capacity and faces the fixing member. The movable member is provided to be movable between a contact position to contact with the pressurizing member and a separation position to be separated from the pressurizing member, and has second heat capacity smaller than the first heat capacity. The controller is configured to move the movable member to one of the contact position and the separation position based on a change of a control temperature of the fixing member or the pressurizing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Takaho Watanabe, Hiroshi Ishii
  • Publication number: 20200264388
    Abstract: An optical cable, in which a fiber optic core and tensile strength filaments are covered with a covering, is connected to a connecting element incorporated into a connector, wherein a clamping member clamps the end portion of the covering along its outer peripheral surface in a state where the covering has been removed from the end portion of the optical cable such that the fiber optic core and the tensile strength filaments are uncovered; a gripping member that grips the exposed tensile strength filaments in a state where the exposed fiber optic core passes therethrough; and a protective member that covers a range extending from the clamping member to the gripping member in the axial direction of the fiber optic core in a state where the exposed fiber optic core is connected to a connecting element of the connector while the gripping member is attached to the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi YAMAZAKI, Kentaro ISHII, Ryozo KOYAMA, Hiroshi TANOOKA
  • Publication number: 20200263894
    Abstract: An air environment control system includes one or more adjustment devices that adjust an air environment in a space; and a control device that controls the one or more adjustment devices. The air environment control device includes an air environment control unit that controls (i) at least one of the one or more adjustment devices to create a cooler environment in the space, when a person does intellectual work in the space; and (ii) at least one of the one or more adjustment devices to create a warmer environment warmer than the cooler environment in the space, when the person has a break in the space. The control unit further controls at least one of the one or more adjustment devices to apply cool stimulation to the person, when the person starts the intellectual work in the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Fumiaki OOBAYASHI, Kazuhiro TANIGUCHI, Hiroshi SHIMODA, Hirotake ISHII, Kimi UEDA, Kosuke SUGITA, Shogo OGATA, Shota SHIMONAKA
  • Publication number: 20200257224
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a heating device, a cooling device, a temperature sensor, and a control device are provided. A heating device operates in a first operation mode in which a first toner transferred to a medium at a predetermined first temperature is heated, or in a second operation mode in which an image formed in the medium by the first toner is heated at a second temperature higher than the first temperature. The cooling device reduces the temperature of the heating device from an operation range in the second operation mode to an operation range in the first operation mode. The temperature sensor detects the temperature of the heating device. The control device controls the cooling device to reduce the temperature of the heating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ishii
  • Publication number: 20200227333
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a power semiconductor device enabling maintenance in reliability and improvement in productivity. According to the present invention, provided are: a circuit body including a semiconductor element and a conductive portion; a first insulation and a second insulation opposed to each other, the circuit body being interposed between the first insulation and the second insulation; a first base and a second base opposed to each other, the circuit body, the first insulation, and the second insulation being interposed between the first base and the second base; a case having a first opening portion covered with the first base and a second opening portion covered with the second base; and a distance regulation portion provided in space between the first base and the second base, the distance regulation portion regulating a distance between the first base and the second base in contact with the first base and the second base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Nobutake TSUYUNO, Hiromi SHIMAZU, Akihiro NAMBA, Akira MATSUSHITA, Hiroshi HOUZOUJI, Atsuo NISHIHARA, Toshiaki ISHII, Takashi HIRAO
  • Patent number: 10696063
    Abstract: A mobile image forming apparatus includes a body; a recording device supported by the body and configured to form an image on a recording medium, and at least one roller provided to the body and configured to rotate on the recording medium while the body is moved in a scanning direction for image formation. The mobile image forming apparatus further includes at least one pressing member disposed in contact with the at least one roller and configured to press the at least one roller in a roller axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikane Nishii, Hiroshi Ishii, Kunihiko Nishioka, Akiyoshi Tanaka, Yasunari Harada, Mitsutaka Nakamura
  • Patent number: D890200
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunya Kokubo, Takaaki Ishii, Yuuichi Kurosawa, Tadahiro Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Azuma, Keiichirou Nakamura, Hiroshi Sakamoto, Shigeki Tokita
  • Patent number: D892835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunya Kokubo, Takaaki Ishii, Yuuichi Kurosawa, Tadahiro Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Azuma, Keiichirou Nakamura, Hiroshi Sakamoto, Shigeki Tokita