Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Sugahara

Hiroshi Sugahara 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: 11157797
    Abstract: An evaluation device may include: a receiving unit that receives an image of the semiconductor substrate, the image captured by an imaging device provided on the semiconductor substrate manufacturing apparatus; a determination unit that determines, using a neural network, at least one value representative of a probability of a machine learning device outputting an erroneous output for the image, the machine learning device configured to: (i) receive the image of the semiconductor substrate, (ii) perform computation using the received image, and (iii) output information indicating the quality of the semiconductor substrate based on a result of the computation; and an output unit that outputs an output based on the at least one value representative of the probability. The neural network has been trained using: images of manufactured semiconductor substrates; and information indicating, for each one of the images, a level of erroneousness for an output from the machine learning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tanichi Ando, Hiroshi Sugahara
  • Patent number: 11148352
    Abstract: A pipe-forming apparatus with which a spiral pipe can be formed using a simple configuration without an inner periphery restriction body. A driving part (10) of a pipe-forming apparatus (3) presses a following strip portion (92) toward a pipe end portion (91e) of a preceding spiral pipe portion (91) obliquely with respect to a machine-height direction HD. A pipe end guide is constrained in a machine-width direction WD with respect to the pipe end portion, and slidably engaged in a propelling longitudinal direction LD. A pressing force for the following strip portion provides a fitting force between the following strip portion and the pipe end portion, and a propelling force for forward propulsion. A pipe is formed in a state where a part other than a partial part at which the pipe-forming apparatus is provided in a circumferential direction of the pipe end portion is released from the pipe-forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugahara, Tatsurou Baba, Naoya Tsuda, Masahiro Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20210310835
    Abstract: A tactile and proximity sensor includes a light source, a light receiver, an elastic structure, and a reflecting mirror. The light source emits light. The light receiver receives light and generates a signal indicating a result of reception of the light. The elastic structure includes an elastic body deformable in response to an external force and includes a reflecting portion to reflect light and transmitting portions to transmit light. The reflecting mirror faces the light source to guide the light from the light source to the reflecting portion and the transmitting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Takatoshi KATO, Hiroshi WATANABE, Kohei SUGAHARA
  • Publication number: 20210294228
    Abstract: A method for producing a printed material includes providing pressure-induced phase transition particles on a recording medium having an arithmetic average roughness Ra of 0.07 ?m or more and 3.80 ?m or less to form a pressure-induced phase transition particle layer having a coverage C within a range of 30% to 90%; bonding the pressure-induced phase transition particles onto the recording medium; and folding the recording medium having the pressure-induced phase transition particles bonded thereon and pressure-bonding the folded recording medium, or pressure-bonding the recording medium having the pressure-induced phase transition particles bonded thereon and another recording medium placed on top of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yoichiro EMURA, Satoshi KAMIWAKI, Yoshifumi IIDA, Sumiaki YAMASAKI, Takashi HASEGAWA, Hiroshi SAEGUSA, Hajime SUGAHARA, Sachiko NISHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20210291837
    Abstract: A concentration degree determination device includes: a monitoring data acquisition unit configured to acquire monitoring data from a sensor that monitors a driver; a concentration degree estimator configured to estimate a driving concentration degree of the driver from the monitoring data; a reference comparator configured to compare the driving concentration degree to a first-road reference when a vehicle is running on a first road, and to compare the driving concentration degree to a second-road reference when the vehicle is running on a second road; and a signal output unit configured to output an instruction signal issuing an instruction to perform support to the driver after elapse of a first time when the driving concentration degree does not satisfy the first-road reference, and to output the instruction signal after elapse of a second time shorter than the first time when the driving concentration degree does not satisfy the second-road reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Patent number: 11027746
    Abstract: A driver state determination unit of a drive mode switching control device regularly or irregularly determines whether a driver's state is a state of being able to perform a driving operation in a manual drive mode. The drive mode switching control device determines whether an operation performed by the driver is an emergency override operation or a non-emergency override operation. The drive mode switching control device outputs a switching signal for switching an automatic drive mode to the manual drive mode when a determination result by the driver state determination unit immediately before detection of the emergency override operation is that a driver's state is a state of being able to perform a driving operation in the manual drive mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi Aoi, Tomoyoshi Aizawa, Kazuyoshi Okaji, Hiroshi Sugahara, Michie Uno, Koji Takizawa
  • Patent number: 11015757
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pipe-making apparatus and a pipe-making method capable of making a spiral pipe variably adjusting a diameter or a perimeter of the pipe without an inner periphery limiter. An edge 94 of a following strip portion 92 of a strip member 90 is fitted with a corresponding edge 93 of a preceding pipe portion 91 preceding by one turn by a pipe-making part 3a of a pipe-making apparatus 3, the following strip portion 92 following the preceding pipe portion 91 precedingly made into the spiral pipe, the following strip portion not yet made into the pipe. The pipe-making apparatus 3a is propelled along a spiral winding direction accompanying the fitting. A position 9q of the fitting is variably adjusted by a fitting height adjuster such as an operating lever 30 in a machine height direction HD or a pipe inside-outside direction VD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugahara, Tatsurou Baba, Masahiro Yamasaki, Yoshirou Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20210129418
    Abstract: Both diameter expansion and contraction control and fitting stabilization are achieved at the same time in a pipe end release-type pipe-forming apparatus having a non-inner periphery restriction structure. A driving part (10) provided in an apparatus frame (30) of a pipe-forming apparatus (3N) presses an unformed following strip portion (92) of the strip member (90). A reverse side guide portion (83) is engaged with a pipe end portion (91e) of a preceding spiral pipe portion (91) from a reverse side. A face side guide portion (82) is engaged with the pipe end portion (91e) from a face side. The face side guide portion (82) is shifted to the propulsion rear side beyond the reverse side guide portion (83). The following strip portion (92) is extruded from the driving part (10) toward an inter-guide clearance (84) between the reverse side guide portion (83) and the face side guide portion (82).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Tatsurou BABA, Naoya TSUDA, Masahiro YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210129417
    Abstract: It is possible to prevent a tip portion of a guide portion in a spiral pipe-forming apparatus allowing an inner periphery restriction body to be omitted from colliding a peripheral surface portion of a non-circular existing pipe. A non-circular guide portion (73) is provided so as to be rotatable with respect to an apparatus frame (3a) around a rotary axis (32). The guide portion (73) is applied to a peripheral surface of a preceding spiral pipe portion (91). An acting portion (41) acts such that the guide portion (73) follows the peripheral surface of the existing pipe (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Tatsurou BABA, Naoya TSUDA, Masahiro YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 10920918
    Abstract: A spiral pipe (9) is formed by joining edges of adjacent turns of a strip member (90) while helically winding the strip member using a pipe-making apparatus. A propulsive reaction force for moving in a winding direction of the strip member is imparted to a following strip portion (92) or a preceding spiral pipe portion (91) of the strip member by a propulsive reaction force imparting portion of the pipe-making apparatus. The following strip portion follows a preceding spiral pipe portion that has already been made into a pipe. A resisting force in a direction opposite to the propulsive reaction force is imparted to the strip member along the winding direction by a friction between a resisting force imparting portion and the strip member generated while the strip member is moved forward. In this arrangement, a diameter limiting frame can be omitted, and thereby, the pipe-making apparatus can be downsized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugahara, Tatsurou Baba, Yoshirou Sugiyama, Masahiro Yamasaki, Junichi Nagatsuka
  • Patent number: 10870178
    Abstract: A flux-cored wire for arc welding of a duplex stainless steel includes a stainless-steel sheath filled with a flux and contains, with respect to the total mass of the wire, predetermined amounts of Cr, Ni, Mo, N, Mn, and Si, in which letting a Ti alloy content in terms of Ti be [Ti] and letting an Al alloy content in terms of Al be [Al], [Ti] and [Al] are predetermined values, and in which parameter A expressed as A=[Ti]+2×[Al] satisfies a predetermined value, and the balance is composed of Fe, a slag-forming component, and incidental impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Ishida, Hiroshi Sugahara, Tetsunao Ikeda, Shigeki Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10710201
    Abstract: An Ni-based alloy solid wire for welding has a composition comprising specific amounts of Cr, Ti, Nb, C, S, Mn and Fe, where Mo+W, P, Si, Al, Ca, B, Mg, Zr, Co, O, H, and N are controlled to specific amounts, ([Ti]+[Nb])/[C] is 80 to 150, and the balance is Ni and inevitable impurities. [Ti], [Nb], and [C] represent the contents of Ti, Nb, and C (mass %), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsunao Ikeda, Hiroshi Sugahara, Hiroaki Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20200018100
    Abstract: In an occupant assisting apparatus, a destination arrival determination unit determines whether a vehicle has arrived at a destination of an occupant, a situation determination unit determines whether a surrounding situation is safe for the occupant to exit the vehicle based on a sensing result obtained from a surrounding situation detection sensor for detecting the surrounding situation of the vehicle when the destination arrival determination unit determines that the vehicle has arrived at the destination, and a door lock controller unlocks a door at a doorway of the vehicle when the surrounding situation is determined to be safe for the occupant to exit the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200017123
    Abstract: A drive mode switch controller receives a switch request for switching from a manual drive mode to an automatic drive mode when switching the drive mode of a vehicle between the manual drive mode and the automatic drive mode. In response to the received switch request, the drive mode switch controller outputs a first switch signal for switching from the manual drive mode to the automatic drive mode, and a steering wheel operation command for disconnecting a steering wheel from wheels of the vehicle to allow the steering wheel to operate independently of the orientation of the wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hatsumi AOI, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200001892
    Abstract: In a passenger assisting apparatus, a passenger information obtaining unit obtains a destination and a contact of a passenger, a state determination unit determines, at the destination for example, whether the passenger is able to exit the vehicle based on a sensing result from a passenger state detection sensor for detecting a state of the passenger. An awakening assistance unit performs an awakening operation for the passenger when the state determination unit determines that the passenger is unable to exit the vehicle, and a contact notification unit provides a notification to the contact obtained by the passenger information obtaining unit when the state determination unit determines that the passenger is unable to exit the vehicle after the awakening operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190375428
    Abstract: A driver state determination unit of a drive mode switching control device regularly or irregularly determines whether a driver's state is a state of being able to perform a driving operation in a manual drive mode. The drive mode switching control device determines whether an operation performed by the driver is an emergency override operation or a non-emergency override operation. The drive mode switching control device outputs a switching signal for switching an automatic drive mode to the manual drive mode when a determination result by the driver state determination unit immediately before detection of the emergency override operation is that a driver's state is a state of being able to perform a driving operation in the manual drive mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190368646
    Abstract: A strip member that can be made into a spiral pipe with an enlarged perimeter by being spirally wound. A first fitting portion (93) is disposed in one end portion of a cross-section orthogonal to an extending direction of a strip member (90) and a second fitting portion (94) is disposed in the other end portion of the cross-section. A spiral pipe (9) is made by spirally winding the strip member (90) and fitting the second fitting portion (94) with the first fitting portion (93) preceding by one turn. The strip member (90) has a cross-sectional configuration in which a reference width direction W9 connecting the first fitting portion (93) and the second fitting portion (94) on the cross-section is inclinable to an outer surface side toward the first fitting portion side when the strip member is wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yuuta MIYATAKE, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Tatsurou BABA, Yoshirou SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190362221
    Abstract: An evaluation device may include: a receiving unit that receives an image of the semiconductor substrate, the image captured by an imaging device provided on the semiconductor substrate manufacturing apparatus; a determination unit that determines, using a neural network, at least one value representative of a probability of a machine learning device outputting an erroneous output for the image, the machine learning device configured to: (i) receive the image of the semiconductor substrate, (ii) perform computation using the received image, and (iii) output information indicating the quality of the semiconductor substrate based on a result of the computation; and an output unit that outputs an output based on the at least one value representative of the probability. The neural network has been trained using: images of manufactured semiconductor substrates; and information indicating, for each one of the images, a level of erroneousness for an output from the machine learning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tanichi ANDO, Hiroshi SUGAHARA
  • Publication number: 20190243362
    Abstract: A drive mode switch controller outputs a signal for switching from an automatic drive mode to a manual drive mode. An obtaining unit obtains sensing data indicating light intensity measured by a light intensity sensor, and stores the sensing data into a storage. A determination unit determines, based on the sensing data, whether a surrounding environment in the direction in which a vehicle travels satisfies a predetermined condition appropriate for switching the drive mode in a period predetermined for the switching. A signal output unit outputs a signal for performing the switching when the surrounding environment in the direction in which the vehicle travels is determined to satisfy the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Kazuyoshi OKAJI, Michie UNO, Koji TAKIZAWA
  • Patent number: D876001
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshirou Sugiyama, Hiroshi Sugahara, Yuuta Miyatake