Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Sekiguchi

Hiroshi Sekiguchi 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: 10868949
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: an operation unit; a detection unit that detects a position or an orientation; a communication unit that communicates with an external device including an image capture unit; and a storing unit that stores image data, wherein the communication unit receives image data generated by the image capture unit from the external device after transmitting information instructing the image capture unit included in the external device to capture an image in response to an operation of the operation unit, and the storing unit stores the image data received and information on the position detected by the detection unit or information on the orientation detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Yoshino, Hiroshi Kasai, Tomoyuki Sashima, Mayuko Ito, Kaori Tsuruta, Masakazu Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Kamehara, Yu Murakoshi
  • Patent number: 10840690
    Abstract: A tubular cable interconnect unit arranged on an outer periphery of a joint of a power cable, includes a tubular insulating tube, a non-ohmic resistor layer formed from a non-ohmic composition and provided on an inner peripheral surface of the insulating tube, and an inner semiconductive layer provided on the non-ohmic resistor layer, wherein the non-ohmic composition includes a base polymer including at least one of thermoplastic and rubber, and varistor grains having a non-ohmic characteristic in which a volume resistivity varies non-linearly with respect to an applied voltage, and the varistor grains have a maximum grain diameter of 30 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuhei Yasuda, Takanori Yamazaki, Yoshiyuki Inoue, Ryota Fukumoto, Yoitsu Sekiguchi, Shoshi Katakai, Shinya Nishikawa, Hiroshi Hayami
  • Patent number: 10835520
    Abstract: The compound of the formula (I-1): wherein all the symbols have the same meanings as described in the specification, has two cyclic groups, particularly phenoxy groups at specific substitution positions and thus has high human S1P2 antagonistic activity. The compound may therefore be used as a therapeutic agent for S1P2-mediated diseases such as diseases resulting from vascular constriction, fibrosis, and respiratory diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Naganawa, Kensuke Kusumi, Kazuhiro Otsuki, Tetsuya Sekiguchi, Akito Kakuuchi, Koji Shinozaki, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Shigeyuki Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20200203942
    Abstract: A tubular cable interconnect unit arranged on an outer periphery of a joint of a power cable, includes a tubular insulating tube, a non-ohmic resistor layer formed from a non-ohmic composition and provided on an inner peripheral surface of the insulating tube, and an inner semiconductive layer provided on the non-ohmic resistor layer, wherein the non-ohmic composition includes a base polymer including at least one of thermoplastic and rubber, and varistor grains having a non-ohmic characteristic in which a volume resistivity varies non-linearly with respect to an applied voltage, and the varistor grains have a maximum grain diameter of 30 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Shuhei YASUDA, Takanori YAMAZAKI, Yoshiyuki INOUE, Ryota FUKUMOTO, Yoitsu SEKIGUCHI, Shoshi KATAKAI, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Hiroshi HAYAMI
  • Publication number: 20200191255
    Abstract: The differential device measuring tool measures an inflow amount of lubricating oil flowing into a housing space through a communication hole during the rotation of a differential case having a case main body in which the housing space and the communication hole are formed and a bearing boss having a through-hole protruding from the case main body and communicating with the housing space. The measuring tool has a collecting portion and a deriving portion. The collecting portion does not interfere with the rotating differential case in the housing space in which the differential gear mechanism is not housed, and has a recess opening and collects the lubricating oil flowing into the housing space through the communication hole. The deriving portion is inserted through the through-hole of the bearing boss and have a deriving flow channel. The deriving flow channel communicates with the recess, and extends to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi TAKEMOTO, Fumiya YAMAMOTO, Ryota ISHINO, Akuto SEKIGUCHI, Osamu OGANE
  • Patent number: 10685815
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plasma processing apparatus which reduces damage from plasma generated in a discharge vessel and lengthens the replacement cycle of the discharge vessel. A plasma processing apparatus 1 is provided with a processing chamber 2 partitioning a processing space, a discharge vessel 3 whose one end opens facing inside the processing chamber 2 and the other end is closed, an antenna 4 which is disposed around the discharge vessel 3 and generates an induced electric field to generate plasma in the discharge vessel 3 under reduced pressure, and an electromagnet 9 which is arranged around the discharge vessel 3 and forms a divergent magnetic field in the discharge vessel 3. The discharge vessel 3 has at its closed end portion a protrusion 15 projecting toward the processing chamber 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CANON ANELVA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Matsuhashi, Hiroshi Akasaka, Yoshimitsu Kodaira, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Naoko Matsui
  • Publication number: 20200178378
    Abstract: A signaling lamp monitor is configured to add a communication function to a signaling lamp such as a stack signaling lamp easily and at a low cost. The signaling lamp monitor includes a detector that detects light emitted from the signaling lamp, a controller that generates a detection signal at least based on the detection, and a transmitter that transmits the detection signal by wireless communication. The transmitter is provided with an antenna disposed above the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya SASAHARA, Hiroshi SEKIGUCHI, Ikuma SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200152203
    Abstract: An agent device includes a display unit, a microphone configured to collect a voice in an occupant compartment, a plurality of speakers configured to enable localization of a sound image through a combination of outputs, and an agent controller configured to cause the display unit to display an agent image and cause the speakers to output sounds, wherein the agent controller is configured to identify a speaking person who has spoken the voice collected by the microphone among occupants in a vehicle and to cause the agent image to be displayed in a mode of talking to the occupant in a partial area of the display unit near the speaking person while causing a sound image to be localized at a display position of the agent image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugihara, Ryosuke Tanaka, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Yuki Matsuura, Wataru Endo, Eisuke Soma
  • Publication number: 20200114834
    Abstract: Provided is a communication support system including: a microphone that is mounted in an interior of a vehicle; a sound output device that is mounted in the interior of vehicle; a recognizer configured to recognize spoken content included in sound data collected by the microphone; and a controller configured to generate a delivery message to be delivered from a passenger who has output the collected sound to another passenger on the basis of a result of the recognition performed by the recognizer, generates sound based on the generated delivery message, and causes the sound output device to output the generated sound toward the other passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Wataru Endo, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20200108720
    Abstract: An agent system includes a microphone configured to collect a sound of a vehicle interior, a speaker configured to output a sound to the vehicle interior, a recognizer configured to recognize a meaning of the sound collected, an agent controller configured to generate an agent sound for speaking to an occupant of a vehicle on the basis of the meaning recognized and cause the agent sound to be output to the speaker so that a sound image of the generated agent sound is localized at a prescribed position, and a travel environment acquirer configured to acquire a travel environment of the vehicle, wherein the agent controller causes an aspect in which the sound image of the agent sound is localized to be changed when the travel environment of the vehicle acquired by the travel environment acquirer is changed or is predicted to be changed in the future.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10536014
    Abstract: A charger includes: a charging circuit which receives an electric power from external equipment and charges a secondary battery; a control device which determines a power supply capability of the external equipment on the basis of the electric power that is supplied to the charging circuit from the external equipment; and a display device that displays the power supply capability of the external equipment, which has been determined by the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: FDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihisa Sekiguchi, Yasunari Mizoguchi, Hirohito Teraoka, Hiroshi Suzuki, Katsuki Tsuchiya, Kevin Foster, Jinfeng Jia
  • Patent number: 10525574
    Abstract: A driving tool including a driver configured to drive out a fastener, a piston to which the driver is connected, a cylinder in which the piston is disposed so as to be reciprocated, a head valve which is slidably mounted to an outer circumferential side of the cylinder and controls a flow of compressed air into the cylinder, and a seal portion which is provided to face an opening edge of the head valve. The seal portion includes a lip portion protruding along an outer circumferential surface of the head valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norimichi Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Tanaka, Michiaki Adachi, Takeshi Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10494554
    Abstract: Provided is a coating film that can more reliably exhibit an excellent water repellency and an excellent oil repellency. This water- and oil-repellent coating film is a coating film formed on a surface of a material in order to impart water repellency and oil repellency, wherein (1) the coating film contains a metal oxide-containing composite particle; (2) the composite particle contains a) a metal oxide particle and b) a covering layer that contains a polyfluoroalkyl methacrylate resin and is formed on the surface of the metal oxide particle; and (3) a value obtained by dividing the fluorine content (weight %) of the composite particle by a surface area (m2/g) of the metal oxide particle is 0.025 to 0.180.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: TOYO ALUMINIUM KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NIPPON AEROSIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamada, Tomonobu Sekiguchi, Hiroyuki Nishikawa, Hiroshi Oe, Yuya Terasawa, Masahiko Kamada, Toshio Morii, Yusuke Tosaki, Yukiya Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10494777
    Abstract: A road structure, an asphalt layer of which is peeled off by electromagnetic induction heating, includes a non-thermoplastic base layer, an asphalt layer located above the base layer, a conductive sheet between the base layer and the asphalt layer, a first bonding layer that bonds the conductive sheet and the base layer; and a second bonding layer that bonds the conductive sheet and the asphalt layer. The conductive sheet is configured to generate heat based on electromagnetic induction. At least the first bonding layer is a thermoplastic bonding layer configured to be softened by the heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: GREEN ARM CO., LTD., TOYO ALMINIUM K.K.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kanzaki, Kazuo Kijima, Atsuki Gomi, Kenji Kihara, Toshio Kunimatsu, Yuya Terasawa, Tomonobu Sekiguchi, Kazunori Yamada, Hiroyuki Nishikawa, Hiroshi Oe, Kouichi Sugimoto, Mayo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10466393
    Abstract: A display device comprised by being provided with: an image source for emitting image light; a lens for enlarging the image light and emitting the image light to the viewer side; and an optical sheet disposed between the image source and the lens or on the viewer side of the lens, wherein the optical sheet comprises at least two or more layers, a plurality of convex shapes are formed at interfaces between the layers, a difference ?n in refractive index between the layers adjacent to each other satisfies 0.005??n?0.1, a half-value angle ? of the optical sheet satisfies 0.05°???0.2°, and a diffusion angle ? of the optical sheet at which a maximum brightness becomes 1/20 satisfies ??5×?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Goto, Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Yu Morioka
  • Patent number: 10449661
    Abstract: A driving tool includes a driver configured to drive out a fastener, a piston to which the driver is connected, a cylinder in which the piston is disposed so as to be reciprocated, a head valve which is slidably mounted and controls flow of compressed air into the cylinder, and a foreign matter removing member provided with a protruding portion facing a circumferential surface of the head valve. When the head valve slides to move relatively with respect to the foreign matter removing member, a matter attached on the circumferential surface of the head valve can be removed by the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norimichi Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yasunori Aihara, Michiaki Adachi
  • Publication number: 20190283528
    Abstract: A vehicle air conditioner includes: a refrigerant circuit which includes a compressor, an external heat exchanger, an expansion valve, and an evaporator; and a cooling fan. The vehicle air conditioner further includes: a refrigerant temperature detection part; a vehicle environment temperature detection part; and a controller. The refrigerant temperature detection part is configured to determine the temperature of a refrigerant which flows into the expansion valve. The vehicle environment temperature detection part is configured to determine a temperature outside the refrigerant circuit under an installation environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Osamu Ishida, Hiroshi Maeda, Masaki Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10365489
    Abstract: A semi-transmissive reflection sheet is provided, including a first optical shape layer including unit optical shapes, and a second optical shape layer laminated on the first optical shape layer from a side of a surface formed by the unit optical shapes. The unit optical shape has a first surface that is inclined with respect to a light emergent side surface of the second optical shape layer. The light emergent side surface is opposed to the first optical shape layer. The unit optical shape also has a second surface that is not parallel to the light emergent side surface. A reflection layer that reflects at least a part of image light traveling in the semi-transmissive reflection sheet is provided on the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Masahiro Goto, Kazunobu Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20190174031
    Abstract: To provide a user-friendly electronic device, the electronic device includes: a first unit including a first operation unit; a second unit attachable to/detachable from the first unit; and a control unit configured to make presentation of the first operation unit in a state where the first unit and the second unit are attached to each other different from presentation of the first operation unit in a state where the first unit and the second unit are detached from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru YOSHINO, Hiroshi KASAI, Tomoyuki SASHIMA, Mayuko ITO, Kaori TSURUTA, Masakazu SEKIGUCHI, Hiroshi KAMEHARA, Yu MURAKOSHI
  • Patent number: D882162
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Sasahara, Hiroshi Sekiguchi