Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Sugawara

Hiroshi Sugawara 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: 20210078873
    Abstract: A water treatment management apparatus used for monitoring and evaluating water supplied to a water treatment system such as an ultrapure water production system and performing appropriate management of operation of the water treatment system includes: a pure water production unit for evaluation to which water to be supplied to the water treatment system is supplied as target water, the pure water production unit for evaluation including a TOC removal apparatus for performing a unit operation of removing total organic carbon (TOC) components; and measuring means for measuring TOC concentration at a plurality of measurement points in the pure water production unit for evaluation, the plurality of the measurement points including an inlet and an outlet of the pure water production unit for evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Organo Corporation
    Inventors: Nozomi TAKATORI, Hiroshi SUGAWARA, Kazushige TAKAHASHI, Fumio SUDO
  • Publication number: 20210061733
    Abstract: Fluorine gas is introduced to a raw material liquid containing a reaction inducer and a fluorinated hydrocarbon represented by CpHqClrFs (in the formula, p is an integer of 3 to 18, q is an integer of 0 to 3, r is an integer of 0 to 9, and s is an integer of 5 to 30) and having no carbon-carbon unsaturated bond to give tetrafluoromethane. The reaction inducer is a halogen-containing carbon compound liquid at room temperature and pressure and is reacted with fluorine gas to induce a reaction of forming tetrafluoromethane from the fluorinated hydrocarbon and the fluorine gas. The reaction inducer is contained at a content of more than 0% by mass and not more than 10% by mass when the total content of the fluorinated hydrocarbon and the reaction inducer contained in the raw material liquid is 100% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yohsuke FUKUCHI, Tomokazu SUGAWARA, Shinya OGURO, Hiroshi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10921691
    Abstract: The camera accessory is attachable to a camera by relatively rotating from a first state to a second state. Camera side contact pins include a first camera side contact pin making contact with an accessory side contact holding portion in the first state and second camera side contact pins not making contact with the accessory side contact holding portion in the first state. Accessory side contact surfaces include a first accessory side contact surface making contact with the first camera side contact pin in the second state and second accessory side contact surfaces not making contact with the first camera side contact pin in the second state. A pitch between the first and second accessory side contact surfaces adjacent thereto is larger than a pitch between the second accessory side contact surfaces adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nishio, Azusa Sugawara, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Yoshihiko Konno, Tatsuyuki Tokunaga, Takashi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20210016773
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle control apparatus, a vehicle control method, and an preceding vehicle following system that allow a following vehicle to run while following behind a preceding vehicle even when a constraint is imposed on the following vehicle. A vehicle control apparatus is configured to be mounted on a preceding vehicle in a preceding vehicle following system that performs follow control by non-mechanically connecting the preceding vehicle and a following vehicle. The vehicle control apparatus is configured to output an instruction for restricting a motion state of the preceding vehicle based on input information regarding a vehicle performance of the following vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki SUGAWARA, Kentaro UENO, Hiroshi ITO
  • Publication number: 20200407295
    Abstract: A method for producing tetrafluoromethane as follows is unlikely to damage a reaction apparatus and can produce tetrafluoromethane safely, inexpensively, and stably. To a raw material liquid containing a fluorinated hydrocarbon represented by chemical formula CpHqClrFs (wherein p is an integer of 3 to 18, q is an integer of 0 to 3, r is an integer of 0 to 9, and s is an integer of 5 to 30) and having no carbon-carbon unsaturated bond, fluorine gas is introduced, and concurrently a reaction inducer is introduced in a gas state, giving tetrafluoromethane. The reaction inducer is reacted with fluorine gas to induce a reaction of forming tetrafluoromethane from the fluorinated hydrocarbon and the fluorine gas and is at least one reaction inducer selected from a hydrocarbon gaseous at normal temperature and pressure and hydrogen gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yohsuke FUKUCHI, Tomokazu SUGAWARA, Shinya OGURO, Hiroshi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200398839
    Abstract: A communication control apparatus is configured to be mounted on a first vehicle in a preceding vehicle following system that performs follow control by non-mechanically connecting the first vehicle and a second vehicle. The communication control apparatus is configured to cause radio wave radiation of an antenna of the first vehicle to have directionality toward an antenna of the second vehicle based on input relative position information between the second vehicle and the first vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi ITO, Kentaro UENO, Hiroki SUGAWARA
  • Publication number: 20200355586
    Abstract: The analyzing method for quantifying urea in a sample solution includes: a pretreatment step of pretreating the sample solution with at least one of a membrane device including a reverse osmosis membrane and an ion exchange device including an ion exchanger; and an analyzing step of analyzing a target substance in the pretreated sample solution. The analyzing step is based on, for example, flow injection analysis (FIA), and includes a step of quantifying the target substance by measuring the absorbance of a liquid containing a substance generated by reacting the target substance with a reagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: ORGANO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushige TAKAHASHI, Hiroshi SUGAWARA, Fumio SUDO, Katsuhisa SHIMADA
  • Patent number: 10749022
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes first and second electrodes, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh semiconductor regions, and a gate electrode. The first semiconductor region is provided on the first electrode. The second semiconductor region is provided on a portion of the first semiconductor region. The third semiconductor region is provided on another portion of the first semiconductor region. The fourth semiconductor region is provided in at least a portion between the first and third semiconductor regions. The fifth semiconductor region is provided between the first and fourth semiconductor regions. The sixth semiconductor region is provided on the third semiconductor region. The seventh semiconductor region is provided selectively on the sixth semiconductor region. The gate electrode opposes the second, sixth, and seventh semiconductor regions. The second electrode is provided on the sixth and seventh semiconductor regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syotaro Ono, Hideto Sugawara, Hiroshi Ohta, Hisao Ichijo, Hiroaki Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20200253569
    Abstract: An X-ray diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes an X-ray limiter having four diaphragm blades; and a console on which four physical operating units that correspond to the four diaphragm blades are placed at four positions. When viewed from the side of the operator of the console, the four operating units are placed on the far side, the near side, the left side, and the right side. The far-side operating unit, the near-side operating unit, the left-side operating unit, and the right-side operating unit correspond to the upper diaphragm blade, the lower diaphragm blade, the left-side diaphragm blade, and the right-side diaphragm blade, respectively, with reference to an X-ray image displayed in a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiteru KOBAYASHI, Keisuke SUGAWARA, Yosuke KAYUKAWA, Hiroshi KOMATSU
  • Patent number: 10720523
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body, first and second electrodes, and a control electrode. The semiconductor body includes first to fourth semiconductor layers. The first electrode is provided on a front surface of the semiconductor body. The second electrode is provided on a back surface of the semiconductor body. The control electrode is provided between the semiconductor body and the first electrode. The second semiconductor layer is positioned between a portion and other portion of the first semiconductor layer in a first direction directed along the front surface. The third semiconductor layer contacts the portion of first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer. The third semiconductor layer includes a first end portion positioned in the portion of the first semiconductor layer and a second end portion positioned in the second semiconductor layer. The fourth semiconductor layer is selectively provided in the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yamashita, Syotaro Ono, Hisao Ichijo, Hideto Sugawara, Hiroshi Ohta
  • Patent number: 10721381
    Abstract: The present invention provides the following camera. A first camera-side contact pin is a pin corresponding to detection of a signal change caused by coupling of a camera accessory. A second camera-side contact pin is a pin corresponding to supply of power for communication with the coupled camera accessory. A third camera-side contact pin is a pin corresponding to supply of a driving force to an actuator of the camera accessory. The first, second, and third camera-side contact pins are disposed in such a manner that, when a camera-side mount shifts from a first state to a second state, the third camera-side contact pin contacts first and second accessory-side contact surfaces, the second camera-side contact pin contacts the first accessory-side contact surface, and the first camera-side contact pin does not contact the second and third accessory-side contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuyuki Tokunaga, Takashi Hasegawa, Tetsuya Nishio, Yoshihiko Konno, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Azusa Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20200195724
    Abstract: A physiological information processing apparatus is to be communicatively connected to a plurality of physiological information sensors each of which is configured to acquire physiological information data of a subject being tested. The physiological information processing apparatus is configured to: receive first physiological information data from a first physiological information sensor of the plurality of physiological information sensors, in an xth first subframe (x: natural number) of a plurality of first subframes divided from an nth main frame (n: natural number); and receive the first physiological information data from the first physiological information sensor, in an xth second subframe of a plurality of second subframes divided from an mth main frame (m: natural number).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori SUGAWARA, Yukio KOYAMA, Hiroshi Kubo
  • Publication number: 20200148916
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an image display device capable of suppressing lifting phenomenon including: step (A): applying a photocurable resin composition to surfaces of a light transmitting optical member or an image display member forming a photocurable resin composition layer; step (B): irradiating the photocurable resin composition layer with light to form a pre-cured resin layer; step (C): bonding the image display member and the light transmitting optical member via the pre-cured resin layer; step (D): obtaining an image display device by irradiating light to the pre-cured resin layer to final-cure the pre-cured resin layer, thereby laminating the image display member and the light transmitting optical member via the light transmitting cured resin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, Naoki HAYASHI, Naoto SUGAWARA
  • Publication number: 20200145183
    Abstract: A physiological information system includes: a plurality of physiological information sensors configured to acquire physiological information data of a subject being tested, and a physiological information processing apparatus communicatively connected to each of the plurality of physiological information sensors. The physiological information processing apparatus is configured to transmit a synchronous packet toward each of the plurality of physiological information sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hironori SUGAWARA, Yukio KOYAMA, Hiroshi KUBO
  • Publication number: 20200142286
    Abstract: The camera side mount is brought, by relative rotation with the accessory side mount, from a first state where each accessory side bayonet claw is inserted between the camera side bayonet claws into a second state where the camera side and accessory side bayonet claws engage with each other. The leaf spring biasing the camera side contact pins in the protruding direction is disposed between the camera side mount and the camera body. When the camera being in the normal position is viewed from the direction facing the camera side mount, the leaf spring extends from both sides of the mount center line, which extends from the center of the camera side mount in the direction of gravity, toward the camera side contact pins. The camera side contact pins are arranged at positions other than a position on the mount center line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nishio, Yoshihiko Konno, Tatsuyuki Tokunaga, Takashi Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Azusa Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20200126829
    Abstract: There is provided a maintenance control method of controlling a processing device including determining whether a temperature of a component part of the processing device that processes a substrate changes at least 5° C. or a preset temperature is changed by at least 5° C., determining whether at least a predetermined number of a first vibration is included in vibration data detected by a vibration sensor provided in the processing device in response to a timing when the temperature of the component part of the processing device that processes the substrate is determined to change at least 5° C. or the preset temperature is determined to be changed by at least 5° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hidefumi MATSUI, Yudo SUGAWARA, Hiroshi NAGAIKE, Yasutoshi UMEHARA
  • Patent number: 10627455
    Abstract: A capacitor life diagnosis apparatus includes ringing detection circuitry that detects ringing of an output voltage of a power source including a capacitor at an output end, and signal generation circuitry that generates a signal indicating a life of the capacitor based on the ringing detected by the ringing detection circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakao, Yu Yonezawa, Takahiko Sugawara, Yoshiyasu Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10612998
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a polarization-maintaining (PM) optical fiber includes illuminating a side of the PM optical fiber, physically rotating the PM optical fiber and measuring light intensity of light transmitted through the PM optical fiber to obtain an image profile, mathematically shifting the image profile at incremental rotation angles, expanding the image profile at each rotational angle into a Fourier series profile, and determining points of symmetry of the PM optical fiber based on the Fourier series profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Wenxin Zheng, Hiroshi Sugawara, Bryan Malinsky
  • Publication number: 20200094830
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle motion control apparatus of a following vehicle that is non-mechanically linked to a preceding vehicle and thus capable of performing follow-up cruising, comprising a target trajectory acquisition portion configured to acquire a target trajectory for enabling the following vehicle to follow a running trajectory of the preceding vehicle, the target trajectory being generated according to acquired information regarding the preceding vehicle, and an actuator control output portion configured to output to a control portion of an actuator which is associated with the steering, braking, and driving of the following vehicle, a command to follow the preceding vehicle with a closest approach distance from the preceding vehicle maintained at a preset distance according to the target trajectory acquired by the target trajectory acquisition portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi ITO, Kentaro UENO, Hiroki SUGAWARA
  • Publication number: 20200091335
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes first and second electrodes, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh semiconductor regions, and a gate electrode. The first semiconductor region is provided on the first electrode. The second semiconductor region is provided on a portion of the first semiconductor region. The third semiconductor region is provided on another portion of the first semiconductor region. The fourth semiconductor region is provided in at least a portion between the first and third semiconductor regions. The fifth semiconductor region is provided between the first and fourth semiconductor regions. The sixth semiconductor region is provided on the third semiconductor region. The seventh semiconductor region is provided selectively on the sixth semiconductor region. The gate electrode opposes the second, sixth, and seventh semiconductor regions. The second electrode is provided on the sixth and seventh semiconductor regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syotaro ONO, Hideto Sugawara, Hiroshi Ohta, Hisao Ichijo, Hiroaki Yamashita