Hiroshi Yamamoto 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 optical scanning device provided with a casing, a plurality of light sources, a deflection scanning unit that deflects and scans light beams from the plurality of light sources onto a plurality of bodies to be scanned, and a plurality of optical units arranged between the deflection scanning unit and the bodies to be scanned, in which optical unit supporting members that support the optical units are provided, the optical unit supporting members support the plurality of optical units arranged at predetermined intervals, and a thermal expansion coefficient of the optical unit supporting members is lower than a thermal expansion coefficient of the casing.
Abstract: A dose distribution calculation device of the invention is characterized by including: a beam information storing unit (a measured energy storing unit, a measured electric-charge storing unit, a measured beam-central axis storing unit), in which, when particle beam information of a particle beam generated by a particle beam therapy system is measured by a measuring device in confirmative radiation in which the particle beam is radiated to a phantom as a substitute for a treatment target, the thus-measured particle beam information is stored; and a total dose calculation unit for calculating a radiation dose distribution (a total dose distribution) on the basis of the measured particle beam information (a measured energy, a measured beam quantity (a measured number of electric charges), a measured position of beam central axis).
Abstract: A linear tape file system (LTFS) maintains a series of indexes, and an incremental change dataset, that records incremental changes that have taken place in each new index over the previous one, as each new index of the series is created. Upon receiving a command to roll back the file system from a current generation to a target previous generation, a generation control module applies information in the incremental change dataset to the current index. In this way, the current index is restored, at least functionally, to the state it was in when the target generation was created, thereby effectuating the rollback of the file system to the target generation.
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display including: a pixel array part configured to include pixels that are arranged in a matrix and each have an electro-optical element, a write transistor for writing a video signal, a drive transistor for driving the electro-optical element based on the video signal written by the write transistor, and a holding capacitor connected between gate and source of the drive transistor, wherein the holding capacitor includes a first electrode, a second electrode disposed to face one surface of the first electrode for forming a first capacitor, and a third electrode disposed to face the other surface of the first electrode for forming a second capacitor, and the first capacitor and the second capacitor are connected in parallel to each other electrically.
Abstract: An endless belt, a heat source, a rotatable member forming a nip together with a belt, a nip forming member which includes a first member having a U-shape made of metal and open on a side opposite from the rotatable member and which includes a second member provided inside the first member, a contact member contacting an inner peripheral surface of the belt, a reflecting portion for reflecting, toward the inner peripheral surface of the belt, radiation heat from the heat source toward the nip forming member, and a heat conducting portion, contacting the contact member, for conducting heat of the reflecting portion to the contact member, and a heat insulating member provided between the first member and the second member are provided, and a thickness t (?m) and thermal conductivity ? (W/m·K) satisfy: t?100 (?m) 0.02 (W/m·K)???0.05 (W/m·K).
Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an imaging unit, a determination unit, and a discrimination unit. The imaging unit images a target object using signals in a predetermined wavelength band in which a spectral transmittance of a specific substance of a plurality of substances on a surface of the target object is different from a spectral transmittance of the other substances of the plurality of substances. The determination unit determines a distribution state of the specific substance on the surface of the target object based on an image captured by the imaging unit. The discrimination unit discriminates a class to which the target object belongs based on the distribution state of the specific substance.
Abstract: An information providing system and method, including a computer, for providing time taken to read a file, which includes an acquisition unit. The acquisition unit obtains information on a recording position of a file when the file is recorded in a storage device. A recording unit writes information on the obtained recording position to an index referred to access the file. A calculation unit calculates time taken to read the file using the information on the recording position written to the index in response to a request to obtain the time taken to read the file, and providing the calculated time to a requester that requests the time.
October 20, 2015
Date of Patent:
May 12, 2020
International Business Machines Corporation
Abstract: A foreign object detecting device includes first and second coils, the winding directions of which are the same, and a foreign object detecting circuit. The foreign object detecting circuit outputs a first detecting signal having a first predetermined waveform to a first terminal of the first coil and outputs a second detecting signal having a second predetermined waveform, which has the same polarity as the first predetermined waveform, to a third terminal of the second coil to cause magnetic fields generated from the first and second coils to repel each other. The foreign object detecting circuit measures an amount of change of the impedance value of the first or second coil which is caused by the presence of a foreign object. When the amount of change exceeds a predetermined value, the foreign object detecting circuit determines that there is a foreign object above the first or second coil.
Abstract: A transmission apparatus is capable of accessing a register of a cable satisfactorily. An inquiry about the presence or absence of a register in a cable connected between the transmission apparatus and a reception apparatus is performed. In response to the inquiry, information indicating the presence or absence of the register is received from the cable. When the information indicates the presence of the register, the register of the cable is accessed so that acquisition of storage data or writing in the storage data is performed.
Abstract: A method includes setting a maximum total size of data saved in a snapshot area, creating a snapshot of a file system, including reference to a plurality of logical volumes, saving at least a part of the plurality of logical volumes in the snapshot area on condition that it does not exceed the maximum total size of data saved in the snapshot area, and executing copy-on-write processing in response to a writing request for data in the file system, the data not being saved in the snapshot area.
Abstract: A storage element including a storage layer configured to hold information by use of a magnetization state of a magnetic material, with a pinned magnetization layer being provided on one side of the storage layer, with a tunnel insulation layer, and with the direction of magnetization of the storage layer being changed through injection of spin polarized electrons by passing a current in the lamination direction, so as to record information in the storage layer, wherein a spin barrier layer configured to restrain diffusion of the spin polarized electrons is provided on the side, opposite to the pinned magnetization layer, of the storage layer; and the spin barrier layer includes at least one material selected from the group composing of oxides, nitrides, and fluorides.
Abstract: An image projection apparatus includes a light source unit including a plurality of laser light sources, a light modulation element configured to modulate illumination light generated using a laser beam from the light source unit and to generate image light projected onto a projection surface, and a controller configured to control driving of the plurality of laser light sources. The controller controls a luminance of the illumination light by selecting a first laser light source that emits the laser beam and a second laser light source that does not emit the laser beam among the plurality of laser light sources.
Abstract: A method to identify data elements conforming to a policy includes receiving a request to identify data elements in an input set of data elements that conform to one or more requested policies. According to the method, policy output information describing data elements that conform to a requested policy are saved in association with the requested policy. In response to receiving a subsequent request to identify data elements in a subsequent set of data elements that conform to the requested policy, the method includes outputting the saved policy output information based on the policy output information having been saved in association with the requested policy. A computer program product and a system, configured with processors and a memory that can store saved policy information, can implement the method.
September 15, 2016
Date of Patent:
May 5, 2020
International Business Machines Corporation
Abstract: Provided are an optical element and a wearable display device, the optical element being suitably applicable to a wearable display device in which a pixel grid of a display panel is inconspicuous to a user and the generation of moire is suppressed. The optical element includes: a support; and a plurality of dots that are arranged on the support and exhibit optical anisotropy, the dots are formed of a composition including a liquid crystal compound, and the optical element includes the dots having a slow axis in a direction different from a direction in which the plurality of dots are arranged.
Abstract: The present invention aims to provide extracts available for use in acidic beverage production and containing 2,5-piperazinedione,3,6-bis(phenylmethyl)-,(3S,6S)-, which is a useful substance with an improving effect on learning motivation. When an acid treatment step is included in the production of extracts containing 2,5-piperazinedione,3,6-bis(phenylmethyl)-,(3S,6S)-, it is possible to obtain acidic extracts which cause no sedimentation even when added to beverages. The extracts of the present invention can be added to beverages and so on without impairing the taste inherent to foods and beverages, and can be used for production of acidic beverages preferred by most consumers.
Abstract: Provided is a joint component manufacturing method for reducing occurrence of burrs upon bonding between a first member having a hole and a second member having a shaft portion and firmly bonding both members. In the method for manufacturing a joint component 100, a hole-side weak press-fit portion 112 is formed at a hole 111 of a flat plate ring-shaped first member 110. Moreover, each of a shaft-side weak press-fit portion 122 and a shaft-side strong press-fit portion 124 is formed at a shaft portion 121 of a cylindrical second member 120. The hole-side weak press-fit portion 112 and the shaft-side weak press-fit portion 122 are defined by a first weak press-fit interference Lw1 formed thinner than a first strong press-fit interference Ls1. The shaft-side strong press-fit portion 124 is defined by a first strong press-fit interference Ls1 as the minimum necessary press-fit interference for electric resistance welding upon electric resistance welding between the hole 111 and the shaft portion 121.
Abstract: Substrates with lenses having lenses disposed therein are aligned with high accuracy. A stacked lens structure has a configuration in which substrates with lenses having a lens disposed on an inner side of a through-hole formed in the substrate are direct-bonded and stacked based on an alignment mark. The alignment mark is formed simultaneously with the through-hole. The present technique can be applied to a camera module or the like in which a stacked lens structure in which at least three substrates with lenses including first to third substrates with lenses which are substrates with lenses in which a through-hole is formed in the substrate and a lens is formed on an inner side of the through-hole is integrated with a light receiving element, for example.
July 19, 2016
Date of Patent:
April 21, 2020
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
Abstract: An object detecting device includes a coil array including coils, short-circuit switches connected in parallel with the coils, an oscillator circuit that outputs, to the coils, a voltage including an alternating current component, selection switches connected between the coils and the oscillator circuit, a detecting circuit that detects an object based on a change in a physical value such as voltage, and a control circuit that opens and closes the short-circuit switches and the selection switches. When a first selection switch is closed, a first short-circuit switch, which is connected to the first selection switch, is opened. The other selection switches are opened, and the other short-circuit switches are closed.
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for displaying information, a program, and a communication system, which enable the provision of an apparatus making use of a display device excellent in flexibility. An information display apparatus includes a display unit including a time information presenting section for presenting at least time information and a band section to be worn on an arm, and a display control unit for changing a display of the display unit. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, the information display apparatus.
Abstract: A display device includes a display panel displaying an image, a transparent antenna substrate arranged on one surface of the display panel and having transparency, a first conductive film having a mesh shape and arranged on a surface of the transparent antenna substrate opposite to the display panel, and a second conductive film having a mesh shape and arranged on a surface of the transparent antenna substrate facing the display panel. The first conductive film includes an antenna body portion having a thin film pattern and insulated from a surrounding portion by a slit, and the antenna body portion constitutes a transparent antenna performing wireless communication with an external communication device.