Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Yoshioka

Hiroshi Yoshioka 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: 20210118481
    Abstract: Each pre-sense amplifier produces, in a read operation, an output potential obtained by resistively dividing a power supply voltage based on a potential of one of two first bit lines or one of a plurality of second bit lines. The two first bit lines are connected to a first memory cell holding data of a first and a second logic values. The second bit lines are individually connected to one of a plurality of second memory cells each holding data of the first or the second logic value. Each twin sense amplifier outputs, in the read operation, data determination results based on two reference potentials and a data potential. The two reference potentials are the output potentials produced based on the potentials of the two first bit lines. The data potential is the output potential produced based on the potential of one of the second bit lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY SOLUTION LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20200374634
    Abstract: A display panel according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a flexible organic electroluminescent panel, and one or a plurality of piezoelectric films provided on a rear surface of the organic electroluminescent panel and vibrating the organic electroluminescent panel as a flat speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Ohashi, Hiroshi Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20200330375
    Abstract: [Object] The present invention is intended to provide a urethral stricture treatment agent and a urethral stricture treatment method capable of avoiding restenosis by a less invasive transurethral endoscopic procedure in urethral stricture treatment. [Solution] A urethral stricture treatment agent including at least a hydrogel-forming polymer, and having a storage elastic modulus of 50 Pa or less at 10° C. and a storage elastic modulus of 100 Pa or more at 37° C. A urethral stricture treatment method at least including injecting the urethral stricture treatment agent cooled to 10° C. or lower into an inner surface of urethra which has been incised with a transurethral endoscopic procedure, and holding the urethral stricture treatment agent in the inner surface of urethra at a temperature not lower than a room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi YOSHIOKA, Samuel Abraham J.K.
  • Publication number: 20200260671
    Abstract: Prior art technology has a problem in that when a plant is cultivated for a long period of time on a PVA film having its lower surface positioned in contact with a nutrient fluid, plant roots that have formed penetrate through the film. A plant cultivation system wherein the PVA film has an equilibrium degree of swelling in the range of from 125 to 250% as measured in water at 30° C. and has a loss tangent (tan ?) in the range of from 0.005 to 0.2 as measured in an equilibrium swollen state in water at 30° C., and a method for cultivating a plant by using this plant cultivation system. Plant cultivation can be performed for a long period of time while avoiding infection by bacteria and the like causative of plant diseases. Therefore, the present invention is useful in, e.g., agriculture and the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: MEBIOL INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi YOSHIOKA, Yuichi MORI, Akihiro OKAMOTO, Shigeki MIURA, Tomoyoshi MIZUTANI
  • Publication number: 20200260168
    Abstract: A display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a thin plate-shaped display cell that displays image and a plurality of exciters disposed on a back surface of the display cell and causing the display cell to vibrate. The plurality of exciters is such configured that the plurality of exciters is regarded as one exciter when the plurality of exciters generates vibration in the display cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Masuda, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Hideyuki Taguchi, Hiroki Matsuoka, Shinpei Kondo
  • Patent number: 10660280
    Abstract: Prior art technology has a problem in that when a plant is cultivated for a long period of time on a PVA film having its lower surface positioned in contact with a nutrient fluid, plant roots that have formed penetrate through the film. A plant cultivation system wherein the PVA film has an equilibrium degree of swelling in the range of from 125 to 250% as measured in water at 30° C. and has a loss tangent (tan ?) in the range of from 0.005 to 0.2 as measured in an equilibrium swollen state in water at 30° C., and a method for cultivating a plant by using this plant cultivation system. Plant cultivation can be performed for a long period of time while avoiding infection by bacteria and the like causative of plant diseases. Therefore, the present invention is useful in, e.g., agriculture and the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MEBIOL INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshioka, Yuichi Mori, Akihiro Okamoto, Shigeki Miura, Tomoyoshi Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20200089456
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements, a processing unit, and a display unit. The processing unit processes a signal transmitted from the imaging unit. The display unit displays an image based on the signal transmitted from the processing unit. The imaging unit acquires first image information at a first time. The processing unit generates first prediction image information at a second time later than the first time based on the first image information. Moreover, the display unit displays an image based on the first prediction image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Yosuke Nishide, Takeshi Ichikawa, Akira Okita, Toshiki Tsuboi, Nao Nakatsuji, Hiroshi Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20190268681
    Abstract: A display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a thin plate-shaped display cell that displays image and a plurality of exciters disposed on a back surface of the display cell and causing the display cell to vibrate. The plurality of exciters is such configured that the plurality of exciters is regarded as one exciter when the plurality of exciters generates vibration in the display cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Masuda, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Hideyuki Taguchi, Hiroki Matsuoka, Shinpei Kondo
  • Publication number: 20190071312
    Abstract: Provided are activated carbon, a method for treating activated carbon, an ammonia synthesis catalyst, and a method for producing ammonia synthesis catalyst such that catalytic activity can be improved over the prior art. Activated carbon is activated by being subjected to heat treatment at a temperature of 800 to 1100° C. for 10 to 50 hours in an inert gas into which oxygen is mixed in a concentration of 0.05 to 900 ppm, and the activated carbon is used to improve the catalytic activity of an ammonia synthesis catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Tanaka, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Haruaki Hirayama
  • Publication number: 20190028787
    Abstract: A flat panel speaker according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes a flat panel and a plurality of vibrators that are disposed on a back surface of the flat panel. The plurality of vibrators are disposed to avoid a location that most easily vibrates in an entire range of audio frequencies when vibration is generated in the flat panel by the plurality of vibrators. A large stationary wave with respect to the flat panel therefore does not easily occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Masuda, Hiroki Matsuoka, Hideyuki Taguchi, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Shinpei Kondo
  • Patent number: 10146671
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. There can be provided inputting a set of test transactions into a shadow production system, wherein providing of a set of test transactions includes modifying of a set of transactions of a production system, and obtaining a result of the inputting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Seiei Fujiwara, Kazumasa Kawaguchi, Reona Kondoh, Kenji Sasaki, Hiroshi Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20170137345
    Abstract: A system (1, 1A) for manufacturing an aromatic compound according to the present invention includes: a first manufacturing device (2) that synthesizes a target substance from natural gas; a second manufacturing device that synthesizes an aromatic compound by a catalytic reaction from the natural gas and supplies a mixed gas mainly including unreacted methane and by-product hydrogen to the first manufacturing device (2) to manufacture the target substance; and a hydrogen separation device (3, 3A) that separates hydrogen from purge gas generated from the first manufacturing device (2) and supplies the same to the second manufacturing device (4, 4A) to regenerate the catalyst used for the catalytic reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyori Hagimoto, Haruaki Hirayama, Yukio Tanaka, Hiroshi Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20170091069
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. There can be provided inputting a set of test transactions into a shadow production system, wherein providing of a set of test transactions includes modifying of a set of transactions of a production system, and obtaining a result of the inputting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Seiei Fujiwara, Kazumasa Kawaguchi, Reona Kondoh, Kenji Sasaki, Hiroshi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9604206
    Abstract: A method for regenerating a carbonyl sulfide (COS) hydrolysis catalyst for hydrolyzing COS which is contained in a gas obtained by gasifying a carbon material, wherein a spent COS hydrolysis catalyst is immersed in an acid solution for a prescribed time thereby removing poisoning substances adhering to the surface of the COS hydrolysis catalyst; and thus regenerating the COS hydrolysis catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao Yonemura, Akihiro Sawata, Yukio Tanaka, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Toshinobu Yasutake
  • Patent number: 9506442
    Abstract: A direct injector unit includes a fuel pipe and injectors fixed to the fuel pipe. The direct injector unit is assembled to a cylinder head by: mounting the cylinder head in a predetermined posture; holding the direct injector unit while positioning a reference injector and guiding remaining injectors such that their leading end portions are movable; and inserting the injectors into injector mounting holes of the cylinder head by relatively moving the direct injector unit toward the cylinder head in a state in which the reference injector is positioned with respect to a corresponding injector mounting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Watanabe, Takeshi Hara, Yusuke Miho, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Kenichi Yokoo
  • Patent number: 9486797
    Abstract: The method for regenerating a carbonyl sulfide (COS) hydrolysis catalyst according to the present invention is a method for regenerating a Ba/TiO2 based carbonyl sulfide (COS) hydrolysis catalyst by hydrolyzing COS which is contained in a gas obtained by gasifying a carbon raw material, wherein a spent COS hydrolysis catalyst is washed with water, dried, immersed in an aqueous solution of a barium salt for a prescribed amount of time, dried, and calcined so as to re-support the active component on the surface of the COS hydrolysis catalyst, thus enabling the regeneration of the COS hydrolysis catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao Yonemura, Akihiro Sawata, Yukio Tanaka, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Toshinobu Yasutake
  • Publication number: 20160205880
    Abstract: [Problems] Prior art technology has a problem in that when a plant is cultivated for a long period of time on a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) film having its lower surface positioned in contact with a nutrient fluid, plant roots that have formed penetrate through the film. [Means to solve the problems] A plant cultivation system wherein the PVA film has an equilibrium degree of swelling in the range of from 125 to 250% as measured in water at 30° C. and has a loss tangent (tan ?) in the range of from 0.005 to 0.2 as measured in an equilibrium swollen state in water at 30° C., and a method for cultivating a plant by using this plant cultivation system. [Industrial applicability] Plant cultivation can be performed for a long period of time while avoiding infection by bacteria and the like causative of plant diseases. Therefore, the present invention is useful in, e.g., agriculture and the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: MEBIOL INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshioka, Yuichi Mori, Akihiro Okamoto, Shigeki Miura, Tomoyoshi Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20160144354
    Abstract: A method for regenerating a carbonyl sulfide (COS) hydrolysis catalyst for hydrolyzing COS which is contained in a gas obtained by gasifying a carbon material, wherein a spent COS hydrolysis catalyst is immersed in an acid solution for a prescribed time thereby removing poisoning substances adhering to the surface of the COS hydrolysis catalyst; and thus regenerating the COS hydrolysis catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao YONEMURA, Akihiro SAWATA, Yukio TANAKA, Hiroshi YOSHIOKA, Toshinobu YASUTAKE
  • Publication number: 20160136636
    Abstract: The method for regenerating a carbonyl sulfide (COS) hydrolysis catalyst according to the present invention is a method for regenerating a Ba/TiO2 based carbonyl sulfide (COS) hydrolysis catalyst by hydrolyzing COS which is contained in a gas obtained by gasifying a carbon raw material, wherein a spent COS hydrolysis catalyst is washed with water, dried, immersed in an aqueous solution of a barium salt for a prescribed amount of time, dried, and calcined so as to re-support the active component on the surface of the COS hydrolysis catalyst, thus enabling the regeneration of the COS hydrolysis catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao Yonemura, Akihiro Sawata, Yukio Tanaka, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Toshinobu Yasutake
  • Patent number: 9112034
    Abstract: A thin-film semiconductor device manufacturing method according to the present disclosure includes: preparing a substrate; forming a gate electrode above the substrate; forming a gate insulating film above the substrate; forming an amorphous film (amorphous silicon film) above the substrate; forming a crystalline film (crystalline silicon film) including a first crystal and a second crystal, by crystallizing the amorphous film, the first crystal (i) containing subgrains formed with different crystal orientations in a single crystal and (ii) including a subgrain boundary formed by plural crystal planes between the subgrains, the second crystal having an average crystal grain size smaller than an average crystal grain size of the first crystal; thinning the crystalline film; and forming a source electrode and a drain electrode above the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignees: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD., JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Sei Ootaka, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Takahiro Kawashima, Hikaru Nishitani