Hiroyuki Okada 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: A device includes a master delay-lock loop (DLL) having a phase frequency detector connected in series with a charge pump that is to generate a control voltage. A slave DLL is coupled to the master DLL and has a delay line including a buffer to receive a slave clock and a series of delay cells coupled between the buffer and an output terminal that is to output a delay clock, the series of delay cells variably controlled by the control voltage. The master DLL and the slave DLL are powered by a power supply that experiences undershoot or overshoot in response to a load transient. A dummy load is coupled between the delay line of the slave DLL and an output of the power supply, the dummy load including an exclusive OR gate that receives, as inputs, a first output of the buffer and the delay clock.
September 24, 2021
Date of Patent:
June 14, 2022
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
Kazuyoshi Futamura, Kazuhiro Tomita, Koji Okada, Hiroyuki Matsunami
Abstract: A gear reducer has a helical gear, an eccentric shaft that is joined to the helical gear and has a first supporting portion that is offset in a rotation radial direction with respect to a rotation shaft of the helical gear, and a slider plate that is disposed at a radial direction outer side of the eccentric shaft. Further, the gear reducer has a transmitting gear that is supported at a first supporting portion, and whose rotation around its own axis is restricted due to the transmitting gear being engaged with the slider plate, and that revolves due to the helical gear rotating together with the eccentric shaft, and has an output gear body that rotates due to the transmitting gear revolving. The transmitting gear has a pair of restricting projections that project-out toward the slider plate side, and the slider plate is disposed between the pair of restricting projections.
Abstract: A speed reducer including: a first gear; an eccentric shaft joined to the first gear, the eccentric shaft has first and second supporting portions offset in a rotation radial direction with respect to a first gear rotation shaft; a fixed gear at an eccentric shaft radial direction outer side, and whose rotation is restricted; a transmitting gear supported at the first supporting portion and meshes with the fixed gear, and the transmitting gear revolves around the first gear rotation shaft and rotates around its own axis; an outputting portion rotating due to the transmitting gear revolving and rotating around its own axis; and a locking gear supported at the second supporting portion and meshes with the fixed gear, and the locking gear revolves around the first gear rotation shaft and rotates around its own axis, and rotation of the outputting portion is restricted.
Abstract: A substrate transfer device includes a manipulator, a substrate gripping hand, an actuator configured to rotate the substrate gripping hand about a roll axis, and a controller adapted to operate the manipulator to hold a substrate by a first engaging member and a second engaging member of the substrate gripping hand, then operate the actuator so that a first principal surface of the substrate is located above a base member, and a normal line of the first principal surface is oriented downward from a horizontal plane, and move a movable guiding member toward the tip-end part of the base member so that the second engaging member, a third engaging member, and the movable guiding member grip the substrate.
Abstract: A snow ski assembly for a snow vehicle includes a ski body, a ski spindle, a ski stopper and a ski keel pressure adjuster. The ski body has an upper surface with a ski spindle attachment and a bottom surface with a keel. The ski spindle has a lower end pivotally connected to the ski spindle attachment of the ski body about a pivot axis. The ski stopper is disposed between the upper surface of the ski body and the lower end of the ski spindle. The ski keel pressure adjuster includes at least one adjustment member and at least one user input. The at least one adjustment member is movably disposed with respect to the ski body between a first position in which the ski stopper has a first compression characteristic and a second position in which the ski stopper has a second compression characteristic. The at least one user input is operatively coupled to the at least one adjustment member to move the at least one adjustment member in response to operation of the at least one user input.
January 29, 2020
July 29, 2021
Jeffrey Lee STOXEN, Gregory James SCHULZE, James Christopher VIZANKO, Hiroyuki OKADA
Abstract: A method of detecting a substrate hold hand optical axis deviation includes: acquiring a hand reference turning position at which an ideal optical axis extends in a horizontal first direction; performing a first search processing; performing a second search processing similar to the first search processing to a second target body; and detecting an optical axis inclination from the ideal optical axis based on a difference between the positions detected in the first search processing and the second search processing. A distance in the second direction from the turning axis to the first target body is equal to a distance in the second direction from the turning axis to the second target body. On the hand, an intersecting position between the optical axis and the first target body is different from an intersecting position between the optical axis and the second target body.
Abstract: Provided are a method of assisting the detection of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and a method that is able to assist in determining the degree of progression of any condition associated with NASH, which are far less invasive than liver biopsy and include simple operations and are independent of the skills of technicians. The present invention provides a method of assisting the detection of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, including measuring the abundance of LDL-TG and/or ApoE-rich HDL-C contained in a test blood sample isolated from a living body.
August 22, 2019
July 1, 2021
Denka Company Limited, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
Abstract: This clutch includes an annular clutch housing, a rotationally driven drive-side rotating body, a driven-side rotating body, a rolling body, and a support member. The clutch is configured such that, when the drive-side rotating body starts to rotate when driven, the drive-side rotating body comes into contact with the support member in a rotational direction and presses the rolling body in the rotational direction through the support member, thereby releasing the rolling body from gripping effected by the clutch housing and the driven-side rotating body. The support member includes a load generation section for generating a load which makes it difficult for the support member to rotate about the rotation axis of the drive-side rotating body when at least the drive-side rotating body starts to rotate when driven.
Abstract: A clutch includes a roller arranged between a clutch housing and a driven side rotating body. The roller is rotated about a rotation axis of a drive side rotating body together with the drive side rotating body when the drive side rotating body is rotationally driven. The roller hinders rotation of the driven side rotating body by being sandwiched between the clutch housing and the driven side rotating body when the drive side rotating body is not rotationally driven. The support member sandwiches the roller between the clutch housing and the driven side rotating body. The support member rotates about the rotation axis of the drive side rotating body together with the drive side rotating body. The grease is arranged between the clutch housing and the roller. The support member restricts rotation of the roller about a central axis of the roller.
Abstract: An eye movement feature amount calculating system includes: a moving state input unit that inputs moving state values in a time series indicating a moving state of an eye of an examinee; a saccade period extracting unit that extracts a saccade period in which the eye performs saccadic movement based on time-series variation of the moving state values; and a feature amount calculating unit that divides a period including at least a part of the extracted saccade period into a plurality of periods and calculates a feature amount of eye movement of the subject based on the separate periods.
Abstract: A catheter kit includes a catheter having an optical fiber, and a catheter accommodating tool which accommodates the catheter. The catheter accommodating tool has a tubular hoop, and a protection cap which is provided to the hoop. The protection cap has a transmission window through which laser light L output from the catheter passes.
Abstract: A snow vehicle basically includes a vehicle body, a saddle seat, at least one ski, an engine, a starter motor and a lithium power module. The engine is attached to the vehicle body. The starter motor is operatively coupled to the engine and electrically coupled to a first electrical connection. The lithium power module has a lithium battery with a second electrical connection that is configured to be toollessly connected and disconnected to the first electrical connection.
July 11, 2019
January 14, 2021
Hiroyuki OKADA, Lucas Matthew FUREY, Gerard John KARPIK, James Christopher VIZANKO
Abstract: A compact and refined chip resistor, with which a plurality of types of required resistance values can be accommodated readily with the same design structure, was desired. The chip resistor is arranged to have a resistor network on a substrate. The resistor network includes a plurality of resistor bodies arrayed in a matrix and having an equal resistance value. A plurality of types of resistance units are respectively arranged by one or a plurality of the resistor bodies being connected electrically. The plurality of types of resistance units are connected in a predetermined mode using connection conductor films and fuse films. By selectively fusing a fuse film, a resistance unit can be electrically incorporated into the resistor network or electrically separated from the resistor network to make the resistance value of the resistor network the required resistance value.
Abstract: A method of monitoring a robot including a plurality of actuators and configured to perform a predetermined process operation, the method including: a preliminary operation step of causing the robot to perform the predetermined process operation one or more times and detecting, in each of a plurality of process phases, assigned monitoring parameters for the actuators operating in the process phase; a ranking step of deriving a load level based on a predetermined load evaluation procedure for each of the monitoring parameters detected in the preliminary operation step and ranking all of the detected monitoring parameters in decreasing order of the load level; and a normal operation step of monitoring primarily a monitoring parameter highly ranked in the ranking step, wherein the monitoring is performed for the actuator that operates in the process phase in which the highly ranked monitoring parameter was detected.
Abstract: A chip capacitor and a method for manufacturing the chip capacitor, where the chip capacitor includes a substrate, a first external electrode disposed on the substrate, a second external electrode disposed on the substrate, capacitor elements formed on the substrate and connected between the first external electrode and the second external electrode, and fuses that are formed on the substrate, are each interposed between the capacitor elements and the first external electrode or the second external electrode, and are capable of disconnecting each of the capacitor elements.
Abstract: A manufacturing method of a mounting structure, the method including: a step of preparing a mounting member including a first circuit member and a plurality of second circuit members placed on the first circuit member; a step of preparing a sheet having thermosetting property; a disposing step of disposing the sheet on the mounting member so as to face the second circuit members; and a sealing step of pressing the sheet against the first circuit member and heating the sheet, to seal the second circuit members and to cure the sheet, wherein the second circuit members include a reference member, and a first adjacent member and a second adjacent member each adjacent to the reference member, a separation distance D1 between the reference member and the first adjacent member is different from a separation distance D2 between the reference member and the second adjacent member, at least one of the plurality of the second circuit members is a hollow member to be provided with a space from the first circuit member, a
Abstract: The method includes the steps of: detecting a part, of a surface of a target, that is located on an inner circumferential side of a predetermined circle centered on a rotation axis and passing the target, by an object detection sensor, at plural rotation positions when at least one of a rotation position of the target about the rotation axis on a substrate placement portion and a rotation position of a detection area about a robot reference axis is changed; calculating a quantity correlated with an index length representing a distance from the robot reference axis to the target when the target is detected by the object detection sensor, for each rotation position; and calculating the positional relationship between the robot reference axis and the rotation axis on the basis of, among the rotation positions, the one at which the quantity correlated with the index length is maximized or minimized.
Abstract: A state monitoring system for monitoring a state of a robot configured to perform work on a workpiece executes: a step of obtaining state data from a sensor and deriving a deterioration index parameter based on the obtained state data; a step of determining whether or not the deterioration index parameter is greater than a first threshold that is preset to a level lower than a level at which corrective maintenance is required; a step of further determining whether or not a frequency of having determined that the deterioration index parameter is greater than the first threshold is greater than a preset frequency threshold; and a step of suppressing an operation of the robot without stopping the robot if it is determined that the frequency is greater than the frequency threshold.
Abstract: A target provided to a substrate placement portion is detected by an object detection sensor at a plurality of rotation positions of the substrate placement portion. An index length which is a distance from a robot reference axis to the target in a direction perpendicular to an axial direction, or information correlated therewith, is calculated. At least one of a rotation position of a detection line about the robot reference axis and a rotation position of the substrate placement portion about a rotation axis when the target located on a line connecting the robot reference axis and the rotation axis is detected is calculated on the basis of the calculated index length or the calculated information correlated therewith. A direction in which the rotation axis is present as seen from the robot reference axis is specified on the basis of the calculated rotation position.
Abstract: A first score line (430) is curled inward at one end section (431) and the other end section (432) of the first score line (430) so as to go into a region enclosed by the first score line (430), and the first score line (430) approaches a center line (CL) of a tab as going to the trailing ends thereof. In addition, a curvature at which the first scored line (430) is brought closer to the other end section (432) side is applied to the one end section (431) of the first score line (430), and a curvature at which the first score line (430) is brought closer to the one end section (431) side is also applied to the other end section (432) of the first score line (430).