Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Tsuji

Hiroyuki Tsuji 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: 10816393
    Abstract: A photoelectric sensor capable of suppressing breakage of a cable connected to a case body is provided. The photoelectric sensor includes a case body having an accommodation space which accommodates at least one of a light projecting portion and a light receiving portion therein, and a cable which accommodates a cord connected via a control portion to at least one of the light projecting portion and the light receiving portion, and a concave portion recessed toward an inside of the case body is provided in an outer surface of the case body, and the cable is mounted in the concave portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizusaki, Tomohiro Tsuji, Jumpei Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Miyata
  • Patent number: 10811729
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode mix layer, a negative electrode including a negative electrode mix layer, and a nonaqueous electrolyte containing a nonaqueous solvent. A surface of the negative electrode mix layer is provided with grooves. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains 10 volume percent or more of a fluorinated solvent with respect to the volume of the nonaqueous solvent and has a viscosity (25° C.) of 3.50 mPa·s or more as measured with a differential pressure viscometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki Tsuji, Masahiro Shiraga, Manabu Takijiri, Takayuki Shirane, Hiroyuki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10765806
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dosing mechanism including: a body (2); and a disposable portion (3) that is removably attached to the body (2), in which the disposable portion (3) includes: a pump that sucks a medicine from a medicine vessel and discharges the medicine to a patient; a suction-side tube (33) that extends from the pump toward the medicine vessel; a discharge-side tube (34) that extends from the pump toward the patient; and a connector (331, 341) that is located at a front end of at least one of the suction-side tube (33) and the discharge-side tube (34), and the body (2) includes a sensor (24) in a position corresponding to the suction-side tube (33) or the discharge-side tube (34) attached to the body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Mizutani, Takashi Tsuji, Hiroyuki Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20200216478
    Abstract: To provide an electrochromic compound, represented by the following general formula (I): where X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7 and X8 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a monovalent substituent; R1 and R2 are each independently a monovalent substituent; A? and B? are each independently a monovalent anion; and Y is represented by the following general formula (II) or (III): where X9, X10, X11, X12, X13, X14, X15, X16, X17, and X18 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a monovalent substituent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiya SAGISAKA, Hiroyuki TAKAHASHI, Takashi OKADA, Shigenobu HIRANO, Tohru YASHIRO, Koh FUJIMURA, Yoshihisa NAIJO, Yoshinori OKADA, Kazuaki TSUJI, Sukchan KIM, Keiichiroh YUTANI, Tamotsu HORIUCHI, Mamiko INOUE
  • Patent number: 10707370
    Abstract: A photoelectric sensor capable of saving a space is provided. A photoelectric sensor includes a case body with a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape that accommodates at least one of a light projecting section and a light receiving section. The case body has a front surface that has a light projecting and receiving surface that allows at least one of light from the light projecting section and light to the light receiving section to pass therethrough and a rear surface that is located on a side opposite to the front surface, and a cable that accommodates cords that are connected to at least one of the light projecting section and the light receiving section via a control section is attached to the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizusaki, Tsuyoshi Miyata, Makoto Sugimoto, Jumpei Nakamura, Tomohiro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10708707
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an audio processing apparatus and method and a program that are configured to adjust audio characteristics more easily. This audio processing apparatus has a display control unit configured, on the basis of object positional information of an audio object, to cause a display unit to display an audio object information image indicative of a position of the audio object and a selection unit configured to select the predetermined audio object from among one or a plurality of the audio objects. The present technology is applicable to video/audio processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Honma, Minoru Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10693145
    Abstract: A novel transition metal oxide catalyst that is equivalent to precious metal catalysts, and an air electrode and an air secondary battery using this catalyst are provided. The catalyst is a catalyst for an air electrode including a brownmillerite-type transition metal oxide and represented by General Formula (1) below: A2B1B2O5??(1) where A represents Ca, Sr, Ba, or a rare earth element(RE), B1 is a metal atom that forms a tetrahedral structure together with oxygen atoms, and B2 is a metal atom that forms an octahedral structure together with oxygen atoms. Disclosed are an air electrode for a metal-air secondary battery that includes the catalyst, and a metal-air secondary battery that includes an air electrode including the catalyst, a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material, and an electrolyte intervening between the air electrode and the negative electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAID UNIVERSITY, HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Etsushi Tsuji, Teruki Motohashi, Hiroki Habazaki, Hiroyuki Noda, Tatsuya Takeguchi
  • Patent number: 10686095
    Abstract: A photoelectric sensor including at least any one of a light projecting unit for emitting light and a light receiving unit for detecting light includes a substrate on which at least any one of the light projecting unit and the light receiving unit is mounted, a cover which has a protecting portion facing the substrate and for protecting the substrate and a side wall extending from a periphery of the protecting portion, and a sealing member which seals at least any one of the light projecting unit and the light receiving unit that is mounted on the substrate, in which the cover has a protruding portion on a surface which is positioned outside a side surface of the substrate and intersects an extending direction of the side wall, and the protruding portion is in contact with the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizusaki, Makoto Sugimoto, Jumpei Nakamura, Tomohiro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10676839
    Abstract: In an electrodeposition system, the final quality of a coating is prevented from being degraded due to a coating material-containing aqueous solution flowing out of a steel plate mating portion during a drying process, while derivative problems such as an increase in the size of the system, an increase in the initial costs and the running costs, and a decrease in reliability are avoided. A washing zone that is subsequent to an electrodeposition zone in which an object to be coated is immersed in a coating material solution for electrodeposition so that a coating is formed on a surface of the object to be coated is provided with: a hot water washing tank in which the coated object is washed by being immersed in high-temperature washing water in the tank; and a spray washer that sprays a steel plate mating portion of the coated-object with high-temperature washing water, subsequent to washing in the hot water washing tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: Mazda Motor Corporation, Taikisha Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuo Katayama, Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Hiroaki Tsuji, Akira Kawanami, Shintarou Kouno, Shigetaka Tooka, Shizuko Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20200156383
    Abstract: An ink discharge device includes a recording head and a damper. The recording head has a nozzle which discharges an ink. The damper reduces pressure variation of an ink in the recording head. The damper includes a damper body, a film and a restricting member. The damper body has a damper chamber. The film is deformed according to the pressure variation of an ink in the damper chamber and makes a volume of the damper chamber change. The restricting member faces to the film and restricts deforming of the film in a direction in which the volume of the damper chamber is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kikunosuke TSUJI, Takuma ARAKI, Hiroyuki TOMIOKA
  • Patent number: 10626133
    Abstract: To provide an electrochromic compound, represented by the following general formula where X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7 and X8 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a monovalent substituent; R1 and R2 are each independently a monovalent substituent; A? and B? are each independently a monovalent anion; and Y is represented by the following general formula (II) or (III): where X9, X10, X11, X12, X13, X14, X15, X16, X17, and X18 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a monovalent substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiya Sagisaka, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Takashi Okada, Shigenobu Hirano, Tohru Yashiro, Koh Fujimura, Yoshihisa Naijo, Yoshinori Okada, Kazuaki Tsuji, Sukchan Kim, Keiichiroh Yutani, Tamotsu Horiuchi, Mamiko Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200116566
    Abstract: A spectroscopic detector includes a lamp house, a sample cell, an optical sensor, a heater, a cooling fan, a temperature sensor, and a control device. The heater heats the lamp house while being directly or indirectly in contact with the lamp house containing a light source. The cooling fan is for cooling the lamp house. The temperature sensor is for detecting a temperature of the lamp house. The control device is configured to control operations of the light source, the heater, and the cooling fan. The control device includes a temperature control part configured to maintain a temperature of the lamp house while the light source is lit at a set temperature by controlling at least output of the heater based on a detection signal of the temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Masato WATANABE, Takuya YONEKURA, Hiroyuki TOGO, Shinji TSUJI, Yugo ISHIHARA, Atsushi SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10621994
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an audio signal processing device and method, an encoding device and method, and a program, which are capable of obtaining a higher quality sound. A selection unit selects, from supplied multichannel audio signals, audio signals of a channel of a dialogue sound and audio signals of a channel to be downmixed. A downmixing unit downmixes the audio signals of the channel to be downmixed. An addition unit adds the audio signals of the channel of a dialogue sound to audio signals of a predetermined channel among audio signals of one or more channels obtained in the downmixing. The present technology can be applied to a decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporaiton
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Toru Chinen, Minoru Tsuji, Hiroyuki Honma
  • Patent number: 10576638
    Abstract: A teach apparatus (2) includes a tablet (3) and a safety operation device (4) which are attachable to and detachable from each other. The safety operation device (4) includes at least one of an emergency stop switch (41a), a dead-man switch (41b), and a mode switch (41c). The tablet (3) is configured to monitor the ON/OFF state of at least one of the first to third switches (41a) to (41c) of the safety operation device (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: UNITED SEVEN CORPORATION, SEEDSWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Wada, Hiroyuki Tsuji, Mitsugi Yoshii
  • Publication number: 20200048728
    Abstract: The present invention enables quick cooling of steam-treated objects and thus reduces the manufacturing time of steam-treated products such as black coated steel sheets. The present invention provides a method for manufacturing steam-treated products, which involves a steam treatment step that introduces steam into a closed container (10) containing a treatment object (1) and brings the treatment object (1) into contact with the steam, and a treated object cooling step that cools the object (1) treated with steam in the steam treatment step, wherein said treated object cooling step introduces coolant gas into said closed container (10), brings said treated object (1) into contact with the coolant gas, and discharges the introduced coolant gas from said closed container (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: MASAKI YAMAMOTO, YOSHINOBU KURISU, TOSHIAKI SATO, TOYOHARU YASUDA, ICHIRO TAKAHASHI, HIROYUKI NAKAMIZO, TADASHI NAKANO, HIROKAZU TSUJI, TAKAHIDE HAYASHIDA, YOSHITAKA YUKURA, TSUTOMU OHTA, SHINICHI KAJIMOTO, TAKUMI UCHIYAMA, NOBORU SUZUKI, MASAHIKO TSUCHIYAMA, YUUSUKE MURAI
  • Patent number: 10553230
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a decoding apparatus, a decoding method, and a program that can switch, as quickly as possible, a plurality of audio encoded bit streams with synchronized reproduction timing to thereby decode and output the plurality of audio encoded bit streams. An aspect of the present disclosure provides a decoding apparatus including: an acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of audio encoded bit streams; a selection unit that determines a boundary position for switching output of the plurality of audio encoded bit streams and that selectively supplies one of the plurality of acquired audio encoded bit streams to a decoding processing unit according to the boundary position; and the decoding processing unit that applies a decoding process including IMDCT processing to the one input through the selection unit, in which the decoding processing unit skips overlap-and-add in the IMDCT processing corresponding to each frame before and after the boundary position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Toru Chinen, Minoru Tsuji, Hiroyuki Honma
  • Patent number: 10518026
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dosing mechanism including: a body; and a pump unit (3) that is attached to the body, in which the pump unit (3) includes: a pump (31) in which a volume of a solution feeding part therein repeats expansion and shrinkage, thereby sucking a medicine from a medicine vessel and discharging the medicine to a patient; a suction-side pipe (333) that extends from the pump (31) toward the medicine vessel; a discharge-side pipe (343) that extends from the pump (31) toward the patient; a relief pipe (35, 35a) whose one end (351) is connected to the discharge-side pipe (343) while the other end (352) is located in a part whose pressure is lower than pressure inside the discharge-side pipe when the medicine is dosed; and a relief pipe on-off valve (36, 36a) that opens and closes the relief pipe (35, 35a), a use method of a dosing mechanism, and a pump unit for a dosing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Mizutani, Takashi Tsuji, Hiroyuki Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10508295
    Abstract: ?-Glu-Val synthetase suitable for generating ?-Glu-Val, and a method for producing ?-Glu-Val-Gly using the same are provided. By using ?-Glu-Val synthetase showing a ratio of ?-glutamylvaline synthetase activity to ?-glutamylglycine synthetase activity of 2.0 or higher, such as ?-Glu-Val synthetase of Kocuria rosea (AJ3132), ?-Glu-Val-Gly is produced from Glu, Val, and Gly as raw materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Chihiro Tsuji, Hiroyuki Nozaki
  • Patent number: 10476237
    Abstract: A quantum cascade laser includes: a substrate having a principal surface, a back surface, and a substrate end face, the substrate end face extending along a reference plane intersecting a second direction which intersects the first direction; a semiconductor laminate having a laminate end face extending along the reference plane; a first electrode disposed on the semiconductor laminate; a second electrode disposed on the substrate; a first insulating film disposed on the laminate end face and the first electrode; a metal film disposed on the first insulating film, the laminate end face, the substrate end face, and the second electrode; and a second insulating film disposed on the first electrode, the second insulating film having a part on the first electrode between the metal film and the semiconductor laminate. On the first electrode, the second insulating film has a thickness larger than that of the first insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-ichi Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Yoshinaga, Yukihiro Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20190333214
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an image acquiring section that acquires image data of an image of a plant; a form recognizing section that recognizes at least either (i) a shape of the plant or (ii) an end portion of the plant, based on the image data acquired by the image acquiring section; and a deciding section that decides at least one of (a) a level of water content in a medium of the plant, (b) whether water-supply to the plant is necessary or not, and (c) an amount of water-supply to the plant, based on a feature of at least either the shape of the plant or the end portion of the plant that is recognized by the form recognizing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi HANEDA, Takamasa UDAGAWA, Makoto YAMAMURA, Masato FUJIWARA, Ryuichi KIMATA, Satoshi ONODERA, Yutaka TSUJI, Hiroyuki ISEGAWA