Hiroshi Tanaka 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).
Abstract: An occupant detection system includes a state detection unit that detects a state of an object, a detection position changing unit that changes a position of a detection region, the detection region being a region in which state is detected by the state detection unit, and a controller that controls an operation of the detection position changing unit. In this occupant detection system, a position of the detection region is set to a predetermined initial position during a period of time from when a start switch provided in the vehicle is turned off until when the start switch is turned on.
Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored therein a program for verifying content, the program executing a process includes identifying, among a plurality of elements included in a content to be verified and displayed in two browsers that display the content respectively, a dynamic element whose attribute relating to display changes over time or whose element image changes over time in at least one of the two browsers; and identifying an area in which displayed content is different between the two browsers by comparing element images of the plurality of elements other than the dynamic element between the two browsers.
Abstract: A sheet manufacturing apparatus has a heating/compressing unit configured to form a sheet by heating and compressing material including fiber and resin, and the heating/compressing unit includes a first rotating body that rotates, and a second rotating body that rotates in contact with the first rotating body. The sheet manufacturing apparatus holds, heats, and compresses material by the first rotating body and the second rotating body. The sheet manufacturing apparatus includes a heating unit that heats the outside surface of at least one of the first rotating body and second rotating body.
Abstract: In a solid state imaging device having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix on a substrate, each of the plurality of pixels includes a photoelectric conversion region and an element separation region separating the photoelectric conversion region. The substrate includes a semiconductor substrate, a first epitaxial layer formed on the semiconductor substrate, and a second epitaxial layer formed on the first epitaxial layer. The photoelectric conversion region and the element separation region are formed over the first epitaxial layer and the second epitaxial layer.
Abstract: A mobile image forming apparatus includes a body; a recording device supported by the body and configured to form an image on a recording medium, and at least one roller provided to the body and configured to rotate on the recording medium while the body is moved in a scanning direction for image formation. The mobile image forming apparatus further includes at least one pressing member disposed in contact with the at least one roller and configured to press the at least one roller in a roller axial direction.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a material feeder includes a feeding unit. The feeding unit includes a container that is containable of a powdery material and a first wall that is provided with a plurality of first openings communicated with the container and at least partially covers a region to which the material is fed, the feeding unit feeding the material in the container from the first openings to the region to form a layer of the material.
Abstract: Novel tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative compounds are disclosed herein that may be used as an active ingredient for a pharmaceutical composition, and in particular, for a pharmaceutical composition useful for preventing or treating a disease or condition responsive to modulation of the contractility of the skeletal sarcomere. This may be accomplished, for example, by modulation of the troponin complex of the fast skeletal muscle sarcomere through one or more of fast skeletal myosin, actin, tropomyosin, troponin C, troponin I, and troponin T, and fragments and isoforms thereof. The tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative compounds can thus be used as an agent for preventing or treating 1) neuromuscular disorders, 2) disorders of voluntary muscle, 3) CNS disorders in which muscle weakness, atrophy, and fatigue are prominent symptoms, 4) muscle symptoms stemming from systemic disorders, and 5) dysfunctions of pelvic floor and urethral/anal sphincter muscle.
Abstract: ‘Kiyoka’ is a new variety of tea plant bred by crossbreeding FYZ-41 (‘Yabukita’ x ‘Shizuinzatsu 131’), a hybrid, as the female parent and ‘Saemidori’ as the male parent. The plant may be used, e.g., for cultivation of tea leaves and leaf buds for consumption. The steamed leaves and leaf buds of ‘Kiyoka’ have a distinctive floral aroma, and excellent taste.
Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method for forming the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes: a unipolar component at least including an epitaxial layer; a transition layer connected to the epitaxial layer; and a bypass component connected to the transition layer; the unipolar component and the bypass component are connected in parallel and the transition layer is configured between the unipolar component and the bypass component.
July 10, 2018
Date of Patent:
June 9, 2020
Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
Hiroshi Shikauchi, Satoru Washiya, Yuki Tanaka, Ning Wei
Abstract: A system for analyzing a CO2 concentration of an amine-based absorbing solution includes a measurement apparatus that measures a viscosity of the amine-based absorbing solution and at least one selected from conductivity and ultrasonic propagation velocity of the amine-based absorbing solution, wherein the amine-based absorbing solution absorbs and removes CO2 from a target gas by gas-liquid contact with the target gas; and a controller that determines the CO2 concentration of the amine-based absorbing solution from results measured by the measurement apparatus.
October 26, 2016
Date of Patent:
June 9, 2020
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
Abstract: A controller controls a first image forming unit and a second image forming unit to form a test image having a pattern. The test image is formed by the first image forming unit based on a first image forming condition in which an absolute value of a developing potential of a first developing sleeve is greater than an absolute value of a charging potential of a first photosensitive member. The pattern is formed by a second image forming unit based on a second image forming condition in which an absolute value of a developing potential of a second developing sleeve is smaller than an absolute value of a charging potential of a second photosensitive member. A controller controls a sensor to read the test image having the pattern.
Abstract: A hand tool includes a trigger manually operated by an operator, a tool body configured to movably support the trigger, a biasing member configured to generate a biasing force for biasing the trigger in a direction opposite to a operation direction of the trigger, and a contacting member operated by a biasing force of the biasing member to act on the trigger or tool body. The biasing member and the contacting member are assembled integrally with the tool body or the trigger.
Abstract: A suspension device for a vehicle of the present invention comprises a knuckle supporting a wheel, an upper arm vertically rotatably connected to a vehicle body and pivotally supporting an upper portion of the knuckle, a lower arm provided below the upper arm and vertically rotatably connected to the vehicle body, and a coupling rod coupling the upper arm and the lower arm, wherein the coupling rod is configured to slant in a vehicle longitudinal direction and be rotatably connected to the upper arm and the lower arm, respectively.
Abstract: An information processing device and method, a transmitting device and method, and a receiving device and method are disclosed for multiplexing transmission signals in the same channel. In one example, transmission signals are generated by performing chirp modulation on data to be transmitted, and the transmission signals are multiplexed by shifting transmission timings of a plurality of transmission signals in a time direction and transmitting the transmission signals. Further, a plurality of chirp-modulated transmission signals which are multiplexed by shifting the transmission timing in the time direction and transmitted from a transmission side are received, and the plurality of received transmission signals are dechirped at timings according to the transmission timings.
April 25, 2017
Date of Patent:
May 19, 2020
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
Abstract: A distance-measurement controller is to be used with an imaging device. The imaging device includes a light source that emits invisible light and a light receiver that receives reflected light. The reflected light is the invisible light that has been reflected by a target object. The distance-measurement controller includes a controller and a distance measurer. The controller causes the light receiver to make images at a constant frame rate, and causes the imaging device to vary a condition for at least two divided ranges into which a range that is a predetermined distance from the imaging device is divided. The condition is a condition under which the images are made to measure a distance from the imaging device to the target object. The distance measurer measures the distance from the imaging device to the target object, based on the reflected light.
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.
Abstract: An active matrix substrate of an embodiment of the present invention includes a substrate and a plurality of oxide semiconductor TFTs supported on the substrate. Each oxide semiconductor TFT includes a lower gate electrode provided on the substrate, a gate insulating layer covering the lower gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer provided on the gate insulating layer, a source electrode which is in contact with the source contact region of the oxide semiconductor layer, a drain electrode which is in contact with the drain contact region of the oxide semiconductor layer, an insulating layer covering the oxide semiconductor layer, the source electrode and the drain electrode, and an upper gate electrode provided on the insulating layer.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a material feeding device includes a feeding unit. The feeding unit includes an electrode unit electrically chargeable by application of voltage thereto and an insulating unit covering the electrode unit, the electrode unit being configured to attract and separate a material to and from a surface of the insulating unit by control of a charged state of the electrode unit.
Abstract: The present invention provides a heterocyclic compound represented by the general formula (1): The compound of the present invention has a wide treatment spectrum for mental disorders including central nervous system disorders, no side effects and high safety.