Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Tanaka

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).

  • Patent number: 10781554
    Abstract: A processing device, a sheet manufacturing apparatus, a processing method, and a sheet manufacturing method that suppress damage to a substrate when removing color material from the substrate, and are useful for recycling the substrate after color material is removed, are provided. A processing device has a color material removal device including at least one discharge nozzle configured to discharge particles containing cellulose to a substrate holding color material, and remove the color material from the substrate. The color material removal device preferably has a double-walled conduit construction having an internal conduit and an external conduit in which the internal conduit is inserted, at least one of an opening to the internal conduit and an opening to the external conduit functioning as the discharge nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Seki, Hiroki Kurata, Hiroshi Tanaka, Seiichi Taniguchi, Kaneo Yoda
  • Publication number: 20200292856
    Abstract: A reflective spatial light modulator includes an electro-optic crystal having an input surface to which input light is input and a rear surface opposing the input surface, a light input/output unit being disposed on the input surface of the electro-optic crystal and having a first electrode through which the input light is transmitted, a light reflection unit including a substrate including a plurality of second electrodes and an adhesive layer for fixing the substrate to the rear surface and being disposed on the rear surface of the electro-optic crystal, and a drive circuit applying an electric field between the first electrode and the plurality of second electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Kuniharu TAKIZAWA, Hiroshi TANAKA, Haruyoshi TOYODA, Yasushi OHBAYASHI, Hiroto SAKAI, Tsubasa WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10763145
    Abstract: A rotation mechanism is configured to rotate a wafer including an etched region which is to be etched at least partially. An etching mechanism etches the etched region. A thickness measurement function is configured to generate time-dependent thickness data by measuring a thickness of the etched region. An etching control function is configured to stop the etching mechanism when a representative value of thickness of the etched region reaches a target thickness value. A thickness calculation function is configured to calculate the representative value of thickness for each unit period in which the wafer is rotated N times, where N is a natural number, based on measurement values of the time-dependent thickness data in a measurement section being a range measured during the unit period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200269404
    Abstract: A pneumatic tool includes a drive mechanism configured to be actuated by a pneumatic pressure of compressed air, a body housing having the drive mechanism embedded therein, a grip housing connected to the body housing, and an electromagnetic valve configured to control supply of the compressed air to the drive mechanism, wherein the electromagnetic valve is arranged on an opposite side to the body housing, as seen in an extension direction of the grip housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200234433
    Abstract: A cell evaluation method evaluates the quality of a cell population including a plurality of cells. The cell evaluation method comprises: an index calculation step of calculating an index, based on a captured image of the cell population, the index including at least any one of an average distance representing a packing degree of the cells, a spring constant representing a degree of consistency in distances between the cells, and a hexagonal order parameter representing a degree to which an arrangement of the cells resembles a regular hexagon; and an evaluation step of evaluating the cell population, based on the index calculated in the index calculation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: Kyoto University, Kyoto Prefectural Public University Corporation
    Inventors: Motomu Tanaka, Akihisa Yamamoto, Morio Ueno, Junji Hamuro, Shigeru Kinoshita, Hiroshi Tanaka, Munetoyo Toda, Chie Sotozono
  • Publication number: 20200224141
    Abstract: Provided is a culture device, including: a culture tank (110) configured to store an object liquid that is a culture solution having suspended therein an object; a screen (210) made of a metal, the screen including a main body (212) and a plurality of through holes (slits (214)) passing through the main body (212) from a front surface (212a) thereof to a back surface (212b) thereof; a spray portion (220) configured to spray the object liquid stored in the culture tank onto the front surface of the main body (212); an accommodation portion (240) surrounding the back surface (212b) of the main body (212) and configured to accommodate the culture solution having passed through the through holes; a UV light irradiation portion (250) arranged in the accommodation portion (240) and configured to radiate UV light; and a return portion (290) configured to return the culture solution in the accommodation portion (240) to the culture tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi TANAKA, Yoshiaki MATSUZAWA, Yuko YOSHIDA, Norimitsu KANEKO, Jun MUTO
  • Patent number: 10710019
    Abstract: A pressure swing adsorption gas production device that enables performing a desorption process in adsorption towers is provided. The device includes an off gas discharge route connected to the adsorption towers, a membrane separation unit with a separation membrane allowing miscellaneous gas in the off gas discharge route to pass faster than purification target gas, an off gas tank, and a pressure boosting unit that raises the pressure of and supplies the off gas to the membrane separation unit. The off gas tank and the pressure boosting unit are upstream of the membrane separation unit. The device includes a recycle gas return route via which some recycle gas is returned to the source gas supply route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Kota Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10707246
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Takahashi, Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10704198
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nagai, Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10706279
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Eigo Segawa
  • Patent number: 10677704
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Hirata, Masakazu Sakaguchi, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi, Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10668609
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Tohru Uchiyama, Mitsugu Takezaki, Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200164192
    Abstract: To provide a means capable of applying a water-soluble cosmetic sheet including a microneedle array without using an adhesive sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ying-shu Quan, Hiroshi Tanaka, Naoko Kondou, Fumio Kamiyama
  • Patent number: 10661624
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Fumitaka Andou, Norio Asano, Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10643874
    Abstract: A substrate liquid processing apparatus includes a liquid processing unit, a processing liquid circulating line, and a boiling state detecting unit provided in a processing bath of the liquid processing unit. The controller controls a supply pump of the processing liquid circulating line based on a signal from the boiling state detecting unit, and adjusts a pressure of a supplied phosphoric acid aqueous solution in a flow path so as to adjust the boiling state of the phosphoric acid aqueous solution to a desired state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Tsukasa Hirayama, Takao Inada
  • Publication number: 20200135502
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a chuck stage, a scrubber nozzle, a scrubber nozzle scan mechanism, a stage rotation mechanism, and a holding stage including a holding fluid nozzle and a top plate, the top plate having one main surface facing an opposite surface of a wafer, and the holding fluid nozzle being disposed adjacent to a center rather than a periphery portion of the top plate. A holding fluid discharged from the holding fluid nozzle is caused to flow through an area between the opposite surface of the wafer and the one main surface of the top plate to produce holding force, and the holding force causes the opposite surface to hold pressure applied to a processing surface of the wafer by a scrubbing fluid discharged from the scrubber nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200135448
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a chuck stage, a stage rotation mechanism, a chemical liquid nozzle, a chemical liquid nozzle scan mechanism, a lower surface gas nozzle, a gas temperature controller configured to control a temperature of gas to be supplied to the lower surface gas nozzle, a gas bypass pipe configured to allow the gas to be supplied to the lower surface gas nozzle without causing the gas to pass through the gas temperature controller, and first and second on-off valves configured to open and shut to allow either of the gas whose temperature has been controlled by the gas temperature controller and the gas passing through the gas bypass pipe to be supplied to the lower surface gas nozzle. Actuation of the first and second on-off valves allows a temperature of the gas passing through the lower surface gas nozzle to be changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10621465
    Abstract: An apparatus for character recognition executes a first process for acquiring first image data which is an image in which string data containing one or more characters is drawn at a first magnification through a drawing process that outputs image data acquired by drawing characters at a display magnification, executes a second process for acquiring second image data which is an image in which the string data is drawn at a second magnification larger than the first magnification through the drawing process, executes a third process for acquiring a recognition result including a character code of each of the characters in the string data drawn in the second image data through a character recognition process, and executes a fourth process for adjusting a newline position of the recognition result acquired from the second image data by using a newline position of the string data drawn in the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200108339
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a charged filter medium having excellent filtration performance and a method of producing the charged filter medium. Though the present invention is a charged filter medium comprising a charged laminate formed by laminating and integrating a fine fiber layer in which a median fiber diameter of constituent fibers is less than 2.5 ?m and a basis weight is less than 13 g/m2; and a support fiber layer, a pressure drop of the charged filter medium at a wind speed of 10 cm/s is 24 Pa or less; and a particle collection efficiency of particles having a particle diameter of 0.3 to 0.5 ?m at a wind speed of 10 cm/s is 76% or more, and thus the pressure drop and the particle collection efficiency are well balanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsuro ISHIBASHI, Hiroshi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200102703
    Abstract: A recording medium manufacturing apparatus includes at least one material supplying section which includes a storage unit which stores a fiber-containing material containing cellulose fibers and a resin, at least one carrying body which carries the fiber-containing material which is supplied from the material supplying section, a transfer-target body onto which the fiber-containing material which is carried by the carrying body is electrostatically transferred, and an after-treatment unit which performs an after-treatment on the fiber-containing material which is electrostatically transferred onto the transfer-target body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kaneo YODA, Yasumasa NAKAJIMA, Seiichi TANIGUCHI, Shunichi SEKI, Akira ARAI, Kazuhiro ICHIKAWA, Hiroshi TANAKA, Hiroki KURATA