Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kondoh

Hiroshi Kondoh 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: 10759064
    Abstract: A robot includes a movable unit and a driving unit that drives the movable unit. The movable unit includes a predicted colliding section that is a structure forming an outer shape of the movable unit and may collide with a human body during movement of the movable unit. The predicted colliding section is formed to have a predetermined shape such that a pressure applied to a human body is lower than a predetermined safety standard value for pressure for the human body when the movable unit is driven at maximum thrust by the driving unit and collides with the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takemoto, Hiroshi Kondoh
  • Publication number: 20190101525
    Abstract: A method for suppressing aging includes obtaining a blood sample from a subject, detecting one or more blood metabolites in the blood sample, identifying the subject as having a biological age greater than a chronological age of the subject by determining metabolite levels of the one or more blood metabolites of the subject, and subjecting the identified subject to fasting more than 10 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: OKINAWA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Yanagida, Hiroshi Kondoh, Takayuki Teruya
  • Patent number: 9997291
    Abstract: A wireless power supply apparatus includes a power reception coil, an actual load and an auxiliary load. The power reception coil functions as a repeater for receiving electric power in a non-contact manner by magnetic resonance with a power transmission coil to which electric power is supplied from a power supply unit and relaying transfer of the electric power from the power transmission coil. The actual load is connected to the power reception coil and is powered by the electric power received by the power reception coil. The auxiliary load is inserted parallel to the power reception coil and the actual load and forms a closed circuit with the power reception coil when supply of the electric power to the actual load is interrupted to be in an open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Sugino, Katsumi Yuasa, Keisuke Hamasaki, Hiroshi Kondoh, Shigeru Takeda, Yasuyuki Haseo
  • Patent number: 9601265
    Abstract: A direct drive type system such as a direct drive type robot is provided. This system includes a rail member, a movable member guided by the rail member and movable along the rail member, and an electric motor to drive the movable member. The system includes a transmission coil and a reception coil. The transmission coil has plural transmission coil segments which are planar coils and arranged on and along the rail member. High-frequency power is supplied to the transmission coil from a power source. The reception coil is arranged on the movable member to be opposed to the transmission coil and configured to an area faced with each of the transmission coil segments, wherein the area is smaller than that of each transmission coil segment. The reception coil receives power from the transmission coil without contact by a magnetic resonance. The received power is supplied to the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Sugino, Hiroshi Kondoh, Shigeru Takeda, Yasuyuki Haseo, Keisuke Hamasaki
  • Publication number: 20160107314
    Abstract: A robot includes a movable unit and a driving unit that drives the movable unit. The movable unit includes a predicted colliding section that is a structure forming an outer shape of the movable unit and may collide with a human body during movement of the movable unit. The predicted colliding section is formed to have a predetermined shape such that a pressure applied to a human body is lower than a predetermined safety standard value for pressure for the human body when the movable unit is driven at maximum thrust by the driving unit and collides with the human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TAKEMOTO, Hiroshi KONDOH
  • Publication number: 20140091635
    Abstract: A wireless power supply apparatus includes a power reception coil, an actual load and an auxiliary load. The power reception coil functions as a repeater for receiving electric power in a non-contact manner by magnetic resonance with a power transmission coil to which electric power is supplied from a power supply unit and relaying transfer of the electric power from the power transmission coil. The actual load is connected to the power reception coil and is powered by the electric power received by the power reception coil. The auxiliary load is inserted parallel to the power reception coil and the actual load and forms a closed circuit with the power reception coil when supply of the electric power to the actual load is interrupted to be in an open state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Masayoshi SUGINO, Katsumi YUASA, Keisuke HAMASAKI, Hiroshi KONDOH, Shigeru TAKEDA, Yasuyuki HASEO
  • Publication number: 20140084699
    Abstract: A direct drive type system such as a direct drive type robot is provided. This system includes a rail member, a movable member guided by the rail member and movable along the rail member, and an electric motor to drive the movable member. The system includes a transmission coil and a reception coil. The transmission coil has plural transmission coil segments which are planar coils and arranged on and along the rail member. High-frequency power is supplied to the transmission coil from a power source. The reception coil is arranged on the movable member to be opposed to the transmission coil and configured to an area faced with each of the transmission coil segments, wherein the area is smaller than that of each transmission coil segment. The reception coil receives power from the transmission coil without contact by a magnetic resonance. The received power is supplied to the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masayoshi SUGINO, Hiroshi KONDOH, Shigeru TAKEDA, Yasuyuki HASEO, Keisuke HAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 7786927
    Abstract: In a sensor and a radar for measuring the distance and the moving speed of a target by radiating a radio frequency, particularly a millimeter wave, compatibility between cost reduction and high detection performance has been conventionally a significant problem. In the present invention, the frequency of a transmitted signal changes during a fixed time while performing digitally-frequency-modulation on frequency sweeping straight lines extending, with different slopes relative to the time axis, from plural slightly different initial values serving as starting points, the signal is transmitted after being modulated so as to periodically repeat the sweep time serving as a unit, signal components corresponding to the respective sweeping slopes are digitally sampled, in synchronization with the transmitted modulation signal, from a received signal which is reflected and returned from a target, and the received signal is analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kondoh
  • Patent number: 7532153
    Abstract: There is provided a highly accurate velocity sensor having a reduced detection error. A sensor circuit unit generates an electromagnetic wave and emits it from a transmission antenna. Furthermore, a reception antenna receives a reflection wave from the ground and a mixer mixes it with a local signal, thereby generating a low-frequency signal. The electromagnetic wave emitted from the sensor circuit unit shapes a beam by a dielectric lens before emitting it toward the ground. Here, the beam shape is such that the beam width in the vicinity of the sensor is smaller than the beam width in the vicinity of the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nagasaku, Hiroshi Kondoh, Hiroshi Shinoda
  • Publication number: 20080309975
    Abstract: When printing job notice information is received from an information processing apparatus and a printing job execution instruction is received from a user, an image forming apparatus generates printing job generation information based on whether the printing job execution instruction matches the printing job notice information. Based on the printing job generation information, the information processing apparatus determines whether to generate the printing job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kondoh
  • Patent number: 7423292
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor device able to increase the mobility of carriers and reduce the current in the OFF state. The semiconductor device includes a gate electrode, an insulating layer on the gate electrode, a first electrode on the insulating layer, a second electrode on the insulating layer at an interval with the first electrode, an organic semiconductor layer disposed in the interval between the first electrode and the second electrode and covering at least part of the first electrode and the second electrode, and a first resistance layer formed on the organic semiconductor layer and having an electrical resistance lower than that of the organic semiconductor layer. The first resistance layer is formed from conductive polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kondoh
  • Patent number: 7420204
    Abstract: An organic transistor is capable of emitting light at high luminescence efficiency, operating at high speed, handling large electric power, and can be manufactured at low cost. The organic transistor includes an organic semiconductor layer between a source electrode and a drain electrode, and gate electrodes shaped like a comb or a mesh, which are provided at intervals approximately in the central part of the organic semiconductor layer approximately parallel to the source electrode and the drain electrode. The organic semiconductor layer consists of an electric field luminescent organic semiconductor material such as compounds of naphthalene, anthracene, tetracene, pentacene, hexacene, a phthalocyanine system compound, an azo system compound, a perylene system compound, a triphenylmethane compound, a stilbene compound, poly N-vinyl carbazole, and poly vinyl pyrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Iechi, Yoshikazu Akiyama, Hiroshi Kondoh, Takanori Tano
  • Patent number: 7408500
    Abstract: An automotive radar having a high level of azimuth accuracy and a broad detectable range by virtue of preventing leaks of unnecessary waves to receiving antennas is to be provided. A transmitting array antenna 1 and receiving array antennas 2a, 2b are arranged on an antenna plate (grounding conductor plate) 3 which serves to ground the antennas, and radio wave absorbers 4 are arranged on two sides of the edges 15 of the antenna plate 3. The radio wave absorbers 4 may be configured of, for instance, a sponge material containing radio wave absorbing grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shinoda, Hiroshi Kondoh, Shiho Izumi
  • Publication number: 20080100500
    Abstract: In a sensor and a radar for measuring the distance and the moving speed of a target by radiating a radio frequency, particularly a millimeter wave, compatibility between cost reduction and high detection performance has been conventionally a significant problem. In the present invention, the frequency of a transmitted signal changes during a fixed time while performing digitally-frequency-modulation on frequency sweeping straight lines extending, with different slopes relative to the time axis, from plural slightly different initial values serving as starting points, the signal is transmitted after being modulated so as to periodically repeat the sweep time serving as a unit, signal components corresponding to the respective sweeping slopes are digitally sampled, in synchronization with the transmitted modulation signal, from a received signal which is reflected and returned from a target, and the received signal is analyzed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Hiroshi KONDOH
  • Publication number: 20080091380
    Abstract: There is provided a highly accurate velocity sensor having a reduced detection error. A sensor circuit unit generates an electromagnetic wave and emits it from a transmission antenna. Furthermore, a reception antenna receives a reflection wave from the ground and a mixer mixes it with a local signal, thereby generating a low-frequency signal. The electromagnetic wave emitted from the sensor circuit unit shapes a beam by a dielectric lens before emitting it toward the ground. Here, the beam shape is such that the beam width in the vicinity of the sensor is smaller than the beam width in the vicinity of the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nagasaku, Hiroshi Kondoh, Hiroshi Shinoda
  • Patent number: 7310061
    Abstract: There is provided a highly accurate velocity sensor having a reduced detection error. A sensor circuit unit generates an electromagnetic wave and emits it from a transmission antenna. Furthermore, a reception antenna receives a reflection wave from the ground and a mixer mixes it with a local signal, thereby generating a low-frequency signal. The electromagnetic wave emitted from the sensor circuit unit shapes a beam by a dielectric lens before emitting it toward the ground. Here, the beam shape is such that the beam width in the vicinity of the sensor is smaller than the beam width in the vicinity of the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nagasaku, Hiroshi Kondoh, Hiroshi Shinoda
  • Patent number: 7239222
    Abstract: A high frequency circuit module for use in an automotive radar or the like, in which RF circuit parts are mounted on both sides of a hard multilayer dielectric substrate, and a transmission line connecting the RF circuit parts provided on both sides is constructed by a via group including a periodical structure or a via having a coaxial structure perpendicular to faces of the multilayer dielectric substrate. As the multilayer dielectric substrate, a hard multilayer substrate using metallic layers as a microstrip line wiring layer, a DC/IF signal line layer, and grounding metal layers for shielding which are disposed on and under the DC/IF signal line is employed. By using the transmission line achieved by a through via having the periodical structure or the through via having the coaxial structure, an electromagnetic wave propagating in parallel between the grounding conductors is confined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Nagaishi, Hiroshi Kondoh
  • Patent number: 7154432
    Abstract: The invention intends to provide a sensor module suitable for miniaturization and reduction in costs, in the radar sensor that uses a millimeter or sub-millimeter wave signal of which frequency is more than 20 GHz. To accomplish this problem, the radar sensor is integrated into a one chip MMIC, in which an active circuit including an oscillator and a mixer is formed with an antenna on one semiconductor substrate. Further, the MMIC is sealed with a resin package. A dielectric lens is formed on the resin package over the antenna to attain a desired beamwidth. Thereby, the lens and the resin package can integrally be formed by a metal mold, thus reducing the cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nagasaku, Hiroshi Kondoh, Hiroshi Shinoda
  • Publication number: 20060284180
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor device able to increase the mobility of carriers and reduce the current in the OFF state. The semiconductor device includes a gate electrode, an insulating layer on the gate electrode, a first electrode on the insulating layer, a second electrode on the insulating layer at an interval with the first electrode, an organic semiconductor layer disposed in the interval between the first electrode and the second electrode and covering at least part of the first electrode and the second electrode, and a first resistance layer formed on the organic semiconductor layer and having an electrical resistance lower than that of the organic semiconductor layer. The first resistance layer is formed from conductive polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kondoh
  • Patent number: 7132976
    Abstract: An automotive radar which can process signals at high speed to detect a target in a wide angle range is provided. The automotive radar comprises a transmitting antenna which emits an electromagnetic wave, two receiving antennas which receive the electromagnetic wave reflected by a target, an antenna plate on which the transmitting antenna and two receiving antennas are arranged. It also includes a drive which rotates the antenna plate in an azimuth direction, which corresponds to the direction of arrangement of the two receiving antennas, to scan a detection angle formed by the two receiving antennas. The drive has rest time between scans to stop rotation. The automotive radar also includes a signal processor which detects the azimuth angle of the target with respect to a reference direction during the rest time according to received signals from the two receiving antennas and the rotation angle of the antenna plate at rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shinoda, Toshiyuki Nagasaku, Hiroshi Kondoh