Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Shibata

Hiroshi Shibata 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: 10841505
    Abstract: An imaging device including an imager that includes first pixels having sensitivity to a first light and second pixels having sensitivity to a second light, a wavelength of the first light being different from a wavelength of the second light, the imager acquiring first image data from the first pixels and acquiring second image data from the second pixels, each of the first image data and the second image data including an image of a code, the code being configured to output the second light; and an image processor. The image processor performs a differential processing based on the first image data and the second image data to generate third image data, and extracts an image of the code from the third image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Satou, Kazuko Nishimura, Yasuo Miyake, Osamu Shibata, Hiroshi Iwai
  • Publication number: 20200357436
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium includes a substrate, an underlayer formed on the substrate, and a magnetic layer formed on the underlayer. The magnetic layer includes an alloy having a L10 structure. The underlayer includes a first underlayer and a second underlayer. The first underlayer includes Mo and Ru, the content of Ru in the first underlayer is in a range of 5 atom % to 30 atom %, and the second underlayer includes a material having a body-centered cubic (BCC) structure. The second underlayer is formed between the first underlayer and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Chen XU, Lei ZHANG, Takayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hisato SHIBATA, Takehiro YAMAGUCHI, Kazuya NIWA, Tomoo SHIGE, Hiroaki NEMOTO, Yuji UMEMOTO, Hiroshi KOYANAGI
  • Publication number: 20200339032
    Abstract: An in-vehicle light apparatus for a vehicle is provided and includes lamp radar units. The lamp unit includes a light source and a reflector arranged around the light source and outputting light from an opening area of the reflector to a predetermined region including in a first direction. The radar unit is provided on a lower or upper side of the lamp unit and includes a circuit board having a board surface arranged in a substantially horizontal state and an antenna unit that transmits an electromagnetic wave and receives a reflected wave in a second direction. The opening area extends in a third direction different from the first direction and the second direction in plan view, and a direction perpendicular to the second direction on the board surface is a direction intersecting the first direction and non-parallel to the third direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi IWAI, Ryosuke SHIOZAKI, Shuji AKAMATSU, Osamu SHIBATA, Ken TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10813144
    Abstract: A communication device may, in response to a wireless link via a first wireless interface being established with a terminal device while the communication device is a first parent station state, receive predetermined information from the terminal device via a second wireless interface, if the predetermined information is received, shift the communication device from the first parent station state to a second parent station state, wherein the communication device is maintained in the first parent station state if the predetermined information is not received even if the wireless link via the first wireless interface has been established with the terminal device and after the communication device has been shifted to the second parent station state, establish a first wireless connection via the second wireless interface with the terminal device so as to cause the terminal device to participate in the second wireless network as a child station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Yusuke Shimada, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Publication number: 20200327905
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium includes a substrate, an underlayer, and a magnetic layer that are arranged in this order. The magnetic layer has a granular structure including magnetic grains having a L10 crystal structure, and grain boundary parts having a volume fraction in a range of 25 volume % to 50 volume %. The magnetic grains have a c-axis orientation with respect to the substrate. The grain boundary parts include a material having a lattice constant in a range of 0.30 nm to 0.36 nm, or in a range of 0.60 nm to 0.72 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Takayuki FUKUSHIMA, Chen XU, Lei ZHANG, Hisato SHIBATA, Takehiro YAMAGUCHI, Kazuya NIWA, Tomoo SHIGE, Hiroaki NEMOTO, Yuji UMEMOTO, Hiroshi KOYANAGI
  • Publication number: 20200326895
    Abstract: A communication device may receive a specific signal from a first external device; after the specific signal has been received from the first external device, cause an output unit of the communication device to output specific information obtained by using a public key; after the specific information has been outputted, receive an authentication request in which the public key is used from the first external device; in a case where the authentication request is received from the first external device, send an authentication response to the first external device; after the authentication response has been sent to the first external device, receive connection information from the first external device; and in a case where the connection information is received from the first external device, establish, by using the connection information, a wireless connection between the communication device and a second external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10805504
    Abstract: A communication device may receive first specific information from a first terminal device, establish a second wireless connection with a second terminal device after the first specific information has been received from the first terminal device, receive second specific information from the second terminal device after the second wireless connection has been established with the second terminal device, determine whether the first terminal device is identical to the second terminal device by using the first specific information and the second specific information in a case where the second specific information is received from the second terminal device, disconnect the second wireless connection in a case where it is determined that the first terminal device is not identical to the second terminal device, and not disconnect the second wireless connection in a case where it is determined that the first terminal device is identical to the second terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10796779
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a first memory cell which is capable of being set to any one of at least eight threshold voltages, a first bit line connected to the first memory cell, a word line connected to a gate of the first memory cell, a sense amplifier connected to the first bit line, wherein the sense amplifier has at least four data latch circuits, and an extra data latch circuit connected to the sense amplifier through a data bus. A verification operation for verifying the threshold voltage of the first memory cell is performed after a programming operation is performed on the first memory cell, and the verification operation includes seven verification operations during which the four data latch circuits, but not the extra data latch circuit, are accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Maejima, Noboru Shibata
  • Patent number: 10788385
    Abstract: Provided is a physical quantity measurement device in which a bonding temperature of a bonding layer is lowered to a temperature not affecting an operation of a semiconductor chip and an insulating property of the semiconductor chip and a base is secured. The physical quantity measurement device includes a base (diaphragm), a semiconductor chip (strain detection element) to measure a physical quantity on the basis of stress acting on the base, and a bonding layer to bond the semiconductor chip to the base. The bonding layer has a first bonding layer bonded to the semiconductor chip, a second bonding layer bonded to the base, and an insulating base material disposed between the first bonding layer and the second bonding layer. The first and second bonding layers and contain glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Aoyagi, Takashi Naitou, Tatsuya Miyake, Mizuki Shibata, Hiroshi Onuki, Daisuke Terada, Shigenobu Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20200303173
    Abstract: This sputtering cathode has a sputtering target having a tubular shape in which the cross-sectional shape thereof has a pair of long side sections facing each other, and an erosion surface facing inward. Using the sputtering target, while moving a body to be film-formed, which has a film formation region having a narrower width than the long side sections of the sputtering target, parallel to one end face of the sputtering target and at a constant speed in a direction perpendicular to the long side sections above a space surrounded by the sputtering target, discharge is performed such that a plasma circulating along the inner surface of the sputtering target is generated, and the inner surface of the long side sections of the sputtering target is sputtered by ions in the plasma generated by a sputtering gas to perform film formation in the film formation region of the body to be film-formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi IWATA, Toshiyuki NEDU, Yuta TAKAKUWA, Naoya OKADA, Ippei SATO, Naonori SHIBATA, Keiichi HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200292798
    Abstract: Provided is a variable magnification optical system comprising, in order from an object side along an optical axis, a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power, a second lens group G2 having negative refractive power, a third lens group G3 having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group G4; upon zooming from a wide angle end state to a telephoto end state, a distance between the first lens group G1 and the second lens group G2 being varied, a distance between the second lens group G2 and the third lens group G3 being varied, and a distance between the third lens group and the fourth lens group being varied; the third lens group G3 comprising, in order from the object side along the optical axis, a 3a-th lens group G3a having positive refractive power, an aperture S, and a 3b-th lens group G3b having positive refractive power; a lens group having negative refractive power within the 3b-th lens group G3b being used as a vibration reduction lens group and moved so as to include a component i
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamamoto, Satoru Shibata
  • Patent number: 10779335
    Abstract: A communication device may, in response to a wireless link via a first wireless interface being established with a terminal device while the communication device is a first parent station state, receive predetermined information from the terminal device via a second wireless interface, if the predetermined information is received, shift the communication device from the first parent station state to a second parent station state, wherein the communication device is maintained in the first parent station state if the predetermined information is not received even if the wireless link via the first wireless interface has been established with the terminal device and after the communication device has been shifted to the second parent station state, establish a first wireless connection via the second wireless interface with the terminal device so as to cause the terminal device to participate in the second wireless network as a child station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Yusuke Shimada, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10778109
    Abstract: A power supply includes a primary circuit connected to a primary winding of a transformer and a secondary circuit connected to a secondary winding of the transformer. The primary circuit includes MOSFETs, and the secondary circuit includes MOSFETs configured to rectify power transmitted from a primary side of the transformer and includes a capacitor configured to store the rectified power. The secondary circuit performs a discharge operation of discharging the capacitor and causing a current to flow into the secondary winding of the transformer to reduce a source-drain voltage of the MOSFETs before the MOSFETs are switched from an off state to an on state. Thus, the power supply having a high power-conversion efficiency even during low output is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Shiomi, Akihide Shibata, Hiroshi Iwata
  • Patent number: 10763285
    Abstract: An image generation device includes a receiver and a controller. The receiver receives travel information about the travel state of a movable-body apparatus. The controller selects, based on the travel information, a first partial region from an entirety of a plurality of pixels of an image sensor or an entirety of image data captured by the image sensor, and generates image data in which a region other than the first partial region has a resolution lower than the resolution of the first partial region. The image sensor is to be mounted to the movable-body apparatus and is configured to capture an area in a traveling direction of the movable-body apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Shibata, Hiroshi Iwai, Kazuko Nishimura, Yasuo Miyake, Yoshiaki Satou
  • Publication number: 20200270368
    Abstract: Provided is a semipermeable membrane with high chlorine resistance and high alkali resistance. A cellulose mixed ester represented by a structural formula of General Formula (I), wherein when X is an aromatic acyl group, a degree of substitution is from 2.91 to 3.0; the aromatic acyl group includes a benzoyl group (A) that may include a substituent, and an aromatic acyl group (B) containing a carboxyl group or a salt of a carboxyl group; when the degree of substitution is 3.0, a degree of substitution of the benzoyl group (A) that may include a substituent is from 2.4 to 2.95, and a degree of substitution of the aromatic acyl group (B) containing a carboxyl group or a salt of a carboxyl group is from 0.05 to 0.6; and in General Formula (I), all or part of Xs are aromatic acyl groups; when part of Xs are aromatic acyl groups, the remainder represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; and n represents an integer from 20 to 20000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Daicel Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro HASHIZUME, Hiroyuki MATSUMURA, Tohru SHIBATA, Hiroshi KOYAMA, Mitsuru OHNO
  • Patent number: 10744926
    Abstract: An in-vehicle light apparatus for monitoring a region in a first direction outside a vehicle, including: a lamp unit including a light source and a reflector; a radar unit including a circuit board disposed such that a board surface extends substantially along the horizontal direction on a lower side or an upper side of the lamp unit and a plurality of antenna elements disposed in the hoard surface of the circuit hoard to transmit an electromagnetic wave in the first direction; and the plurality of the antenna elements are arranged in an array on the first direction side relative to the reflector in plan view, and an array direction of the plurality of antenna elements is a direction intersecting the first direction and non-parallel to an extending direction of an end portion on the side of the first direction of the reflector in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Iwai, Ryosuke Shiozaki, Shuji Akamatsu, Osamu Shibata, Ken Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10722962
    Abstract: A saw wire and various methods of use and manufacture are provided. The saw wire includes a metal wire containing at least one of tungsten and a tungsten alloy. A nickel plating layer is provided over the metal wire. An adhesion layer is provided at an interface between the metal wire and the nickel plating layer. The adhesion layer contains nickel and tungsten. A plurality of abrasive particles are provided at a surface of the nickel plating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kanazawa, Tetsuji Shibata, Kazushige Sugita, Hiroshi Gouda, Naoki Kohyama
  • Patent number: 10723042
    Abstract: A saw wire includes a metal wire containing rhenium-tungsten alloy. A rhenium content of the metal wire is at least 0.1 wt % and at most 10 wt % with respect to a total weight of rhenium and tungsten, an elastic modulus of the metal wire is at least 350 GPa and at most 450 GPa, a tensile strength of the metal wire is at least 3500 MPa, and a diameter of the metal wire is at most 60 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kanazawa, Tetsuji Shibata, Kazushige Sugita, Hiroshi Gouda, Naoki Kohyama
  • Publication number: 20200235673
    Abstract: A power supply includes a primary circuit connected to a primary winding of a transformer and a secondary circuit connected to a secondary winding of the transformer. The primary circuit includes MOSFETs, and the secondary circuit includes MOSFETs configured to rectify power transmitted from a primary side of the transformer and includes a capacitor configured to store the rectified power. The secondary circuit performs a discharge operation of discharging the capacitor and causing a current to flow into the secondary winding of the transformer to reduce a source-drain voltage of the MOSFETs before the MOSFETs are switched from an off state to an on state. Thus, the power supply having a high power-conversion efficiency even during low output is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: TAKESHI SHIOMI, AKIHIDE SHIBATA, HIROSHI IWATA
  • Patent number: 10719280
    Abstract: A communication device may receive a specific signal from a first external device; after the specific signal has been received from the first external device, cause an output unit of the communication device to output specific information obtained by using a public key; after the specific information has been outputted, receive an authentication request in which the public key is used from the first external device; in a case where the authentication request is received from the first external device, send an authentication response to the first external device; after the authentication response has been sent to the first external device, receive connection information from the first external device; and in a case where the connection information is received from the first external device, establish, by using the connection information, a wireless connection between the communication device and a second external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Shibata