Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Yoshikawa

Hiroyuki Yoshikawa 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: 20210008092
    Abstract: A method of treating a central nervous system disease, the method including administering an agent including a therapeutically effective amount of vitamin B12 to a patient with a central nervous system disease to treat the central nervous system disease. This disclosure also relates to a method of promoting M2 macrophage/microglia induction, inhibiting M1 macrophage/microglia induction, and/or reducing the ratio of M1 macrophage/microglia to M2 macrophage/microglia in a patient in need thereof, the method including administering an agent including a therapeutically effective amount of vitamin B12 to the patient to promote M2 macrophage/microglia induction, inhibit M1 macrophage/microglia induction, and/or reduce the ratio of M1 macrophage/microglia to M2 macrophage/microglia. This disclosure also relates to a pharmaceutical product including vitamin B12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicants: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NIPPON ZOKI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TANAKA, Hideki YOSHIKAWA, Hideki MOCHIZUKI, Tsuyoshi MURASE, Tsutomu SASAKI, Kousuke BABA, Toru IWAHASHI, Mitsuru NAIKI
  • Patent number: 10832892
    Abstract: An antenna according to an aspect includes: a dielectric window having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface having an annular recessed surface and a flat surface surrounded by the recessed surface; a slot plate; a dielectric plate; a heat transfer member made of metal and having an upper surface and a lower surface opposing each other; a cooling jacket; and a heater, in which the upper surface includes a plurality of first regions and a second region, the cooling jacket is mounted on the plurality of first regions, the second region is recessed further toward the lower surface side than the plurality of first regions, the heater is mounted on the second region, and each of the plurality of first regions is provided at a position at least partially overlapping with the flat surface when viewed in a direction parallel to a central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuki Takahashi, Yuki Kawada, Naoki Matsumoto, Takahiro Senda, Koji Koyama, Shohei Fukano, Jun Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki Kondo, Takashi Minakawa
  • Patent number: 10790767
    Abstract: A control device of a permanent magnet synchronous motor that is a control device of a sensorless-type permanent magnet synchronous motor in which a rotor using a permanent magnet rotates by a rotating magnetic field caused by a current flowing in an armature includes: a driver that applies a voltage to the armature and drives the rotor; an initial position estimator that estimates an initial position which is a magnetic pole position of the rotor that is stopped; and a controller that controls the driver so as to apply a pulse train including a voltage pulse for searching the initial position for each of n angle positions dividing a search range of an electrical angle of 360 degrees to the armature, wherein the pulse train includes a first pulse and a second pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Daichi Suzuki, Yuta Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20200295688
    Abstract: In a motor control device that controls a sensorless-type motor, a controller estimates an initial magnetic pole position of a rotor of a motor by an inductive sensing scheme while sequentially setting a plurality of energization angles. At each of the set energization angles, the controller converts peak values of currents flowing through a plurality of phases of a stator winding into a first current component having an electrical angle that is equal to a corresponding one of the set energization angles and a second current component that is different in electrical angle by 90 degrees from the first current component, to correct the first current component based on the second current component. The controller estimates the initial magnetic pole position of the rotor based on the corrected first current component that is obtained at each of the set energization angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Yuta TACHIBANA, Yuji KOBAYASHI, Kazumichi YOSHIDA, Daichi SUZUKI, Harumitsu FUJIMORI
  • Publication number: 20200295689
    Abstract: In a motor control device in one embodiment, an initial position estimation unit estimates an initial position of a magnetic pole of a rotor of a motor in an inductive sensing scheme. At each of energization angles, the initial position estimation unit multiplies a ?-axis current component I? corresponding to a peak value of a current flowing through a stator winding by each of a cosine value and a sine value of a correction angle obtained by correcting each of the energization angles. The initial position estimation unit estimates the initial position of the magnetic pole of the rotor based on a ratio between an integrated value of a multiplication result about the cosine value and an integrated value of a multiplication result about the sine value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yuta TACHIBANA, Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Yuji KOBAYASHI, Kazumichi YOSHIDA, Daichi SUZUKI, Harumitsu FUJIMORI
  • Publication number: 20200266745
    Abstract: In a motor control device, when estimating an initial position of a magnetic pole of a rotor of a motor, a drive circuit continuously or intermittently applies a voltage to a stator winding at each of a plurality of energization angles while sequentially changing the energization angles, and at a voltage value and for an energization time period, the voltage value and the energization time period being set such that the rotor does not rotate. An initial position estimation unit calculates an estimated initial position of the magnetic pole of the rotor based on a phase angle of a trigonometric function curve that approximates a change of a ?-axis current I? with respect to each of the energization angles. The trigonometric function curve has a cycle equal to one electrical cycle of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuta TACHIBANA, Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Daichi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200253173
    Abstract: The present invention provides fish with promoted growth. The fish according to the present invention has loss of function of a melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Masato KINOSHITA, Yasutoshi YOSHIURA, Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Keitaro KATO
  • Publication number: 20200235683
    Abstract: A control circuit of a motor control device estimates an initial magnetic pole position of a rotor using an inductive sensing scheme. When estimating the initial magnetic pole position, a drive circuit applies a voltage to a stator winding at each of L electrical angles (L?5) while changing the L electrical angles. An absolute value of an electrical angle difference of the voltage applied to the stator winding between an i-th time (2?i?L) and an i?1st time is 180?360/L degrees or more and 180+360/L degrees or less. An absolute value of an electrical angle difference of the voltage applied to the stator winding between a 1st time for initial position estimation and a last time before starting initial position estimation is 180?360/L degrees or more and 180+360/L degrees or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Daichi SUZUKI, Yuji KOBAYASHI, Kazumichi YOSHIDA, Harumitsu FUJIMORI, Yuta TACHIBANA, Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200195181
    Abstract: A motor controller estimates an initial position of a magnetic pole of a rotor of a brushless DC motor in an inductive sensing scheme. The motor controller controls a drive circuit to apply an AC voltage to a stator winding at a first energization angle, and subsequently to apply an AC voltage to the stator winding at a second energization angle before a residual current flowing through the stator winding returns to zero. At each energization angle, the motor controller corrects a peak value of a current in the stator winding based on the residual current detected immediately before a voltage is applied to the stator winding or at a time when voltage application to the stator winding is started. Based on the corrected peak value, the control circuit estimates the initial position of the magnetic pole of the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YOSHIKAWA, Yuta TACHIBANA, Daichi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10651765
    Abstract: A motor controller includes: a velocity calculation unit for obtaining an angle ?(n), which shows a rotation position, and an angular velocity ?(n) of a rotor at a time point n; a compensation amount calculation unit for calculating a compensation angle ?? by which the rotor advances from the time point n to a (n+1)th control cycle (a control cycle starting from a time point n+1), based on an angular acceleration a(n) of the rotor, an angular velocity ?(n) of the rotor at the time point n and a time length T of the control cycle; and a PWM inverter for controlling a voltage to be applied to a coil such that a rotating magnetic field based on a rotation position of the rotor advanced by the compensation angle ?? from the rotation position of the rotor at the time point n is formed in the (n+1)th control cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Daichi Suzuki, Yuta Tachibana, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Yasuhiro Koide
  • Publication number: 20200114901
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle drive system capable of suppressing a feeling of acceleration drop and free running, thereby improving vehicle riding comfort. The vehicle drive system includes: an internal combustion engine for driving a primary drive wheel; a stepped variable transmission; an assist motor for driving a secondary drive wheel; and a motor control device for controlling the assist motor, wherein the stepped variable transmission is a seamless-shift transmission configured such that a drive force to be transmitted therethrough is interrupted during shifting down, but not substantially interrupted during shifting up, and the motor control device is operable, during the shifting down by the stepped variable transmission, to cause the assist motor to generate a drive force to compensate for the interruption of the drive force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Hajime Oyama, Shigeo Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki Shirata, Hideki Sanai
  • Publication number: 20200058468
    Abstract: An antenna according to an aspect includes: a dielectric window having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface having an annular recessed surface and a flat surface surrounded by the recessed surface; a slot plate; a dielectric plate; a heat transfer member made of metal and having an upper surface and a lower surface opposing each other; a cooling jacket; and a heater, in which the upper surface includes a plurality of first regions and a second region, the cooling jacket is mounted on the plurality of first regions, the second region is recessed further toward the lower surface side than the plurality of first regions, the heater is mounted on the second region, and each of the plurality of first regions is provided at a position at least partially overlapping with the flat surface when viewed in a direction parallel to a central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kazuki TAKAHASHI, Yuki KAWADA, Naoki MATSUMOTO, Takahiro SENDA, Koji KOYAMA, Shohei FUKANO, Jun YOSHIKAWA, Hiroyuki KONDO, Takashi MINAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190372490
    Abstract: A control device of a permanent magnet synchronous motor that is a control device of a sensorless-type permanent magnet synchronous motor in which a rotor using a permanent magnet rotates by a rotating magnetic field caused by a current flowing in an armature includes: a driver that applies a voltage to the armature and drives the rotor; an initial position estimator that estimates an initial position which is a magnetic pole position of the rotor that is stopped; and a controller that controls the driver so as to apply a pulse train including a voltage pulse for searching the initial position for each of n angle positions dividing a search range of an electrical angle of 360 degrees to the armature, wherein the pulse train includes a first pulse and a second pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Daichi Suzuki, Yuta Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20190209622
    Abstract: A Schwann cell differentiation promoting agent, a peripheral nerve regeneration promoting agent, or the like contain an extract from inflamed tissues inoculated with vaccinia virus. The extract from inflamed tissues inoculated with vaccinia virus promotes differentiation of Schwann cells and regeneration of a peripheral nerve. Therefore, a preparation containing the extract from inflamed tissues inoculated with vaccinia virus is useful as a Schwann cell differentiation promoting agent, a peripheral nerve regeneration promoting agent, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicants: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NIPPON ZOKI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TANAKA, Tsuyoshi MURASE, Hideki YOSHIKAWA, Hiroki FUJISAWA
  • Patent number: 10335780
    Abstract: A method for regenerating an NOx removal catalyst, which includes connecting an upstream fixing member (10) to one end of a member to be ground, and connecting a downstream fixing member (20) to the other end; connecting a mixing part (40) for mixing an abrasive with a gas to an upstream portion of the upstream fixing member, and disposing a screen member in the expanded part, and connecting a classification part (70) and a dust-collecting part (80) to the downstream fixing member; and transferring the abrasive which has been mixed with the gas from the mixing part to the upstream fixing member, reducing the flow rate of the mixture in the expanded part, subsequently, causing the mixture to pass through the through-hole of the NOx removal catalyst and the downstream fixing member, and then collecting dust by means of the dust-collecting part via the classification part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: THE CHUGOKU ELECTRIC POWER CO., INC.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Yoshikawa, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Hiroshi Shimada, Misao Nobori, Atsushi Ito, Fumihiro Miyake, Yuichiro Morizane, Hiroyuki Kagawa
  • Publication number: 20190175894
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a test method using a novel administration method of an extract from inflamed tissues inoculated with vaccinia virus or a preparation containing the extract. It has been demonstrated that by sustainedly administering an extract from inflamed tissues inoculated with vaccinia virus or a preparation containing the extract by using a continuous administration device according to the present invention, a comparable effect is exerted at a very low dose compared with conventional administration methods such as oral administration. Therefore, the present invention can provide a test method using animals requiring less burden on a researcher, a treatment of patient at a low dose, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NIPPON ZOKI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TANAKA, Tsuyoshi MURASE, Hideki YOSHIKAWA, Mitsuru NAIKI, Tomonori MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10300435
    Abstract: An ammonia generation apparatus is disposed in a stage after a urea water injection unit. The ammonia generation apparatus includes a main body which has an introduction opening for introducing exhaust gas, a discharge opening for discharging the exhaust gas, a first flow passage and a second flow passage which communicate with the introduction opening and the discharge opening and which are separated from each other. The ammonia generation apparatus includes a heating unit disposed in the first flow passage, and a first changeover section which is disposed on one side of the main body where the introduction opening is provided and which can switch the exhaust gas flow passage between the first flow passage and the second flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya Yoshikawa, Kentaro Mori, Hiroyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10141878
    Abstract: A controller for a sensorless permanent magnet synchronous motor having a rotor using a permanent magnet, the rotor rotating by a rotating magnetic field caused by a current flowing through an armature is provided. The controller is configured to apply a pulse voltage for generating a magnetic field vector for searching for the initial position to each of search sections obtained by dividing a target range, narrow down a target range in such a manner that a search section in which a largest amount of current flows through the armature by application of the pulse voltage is selected as a subsequent target range, and repeat the application processing and the narrow-down processing to estimate the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Daichi Suzuki, Yuta Tachibana, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Yasuhiro Koide
  • Patent number: 10141877
    Abstract: A method for controlling a permanent magnet synchronous motor having a rotor using a permanent magnet, the rotor rotating by a rotating magnetic field caused by a current flowing through an armature is provided. The method includes: presuming, based on a target speed and an estimated speed that is an estimated value of a rotational speed of the rotor, whether or not a step-out occurs; correcting, when it is presumed that a step-out occurs, an estimated angle that is an estimated value of a position of magnetic poles of the rotor; and controlling, based on a post-correction estimated angle that is the estimated angle after the correction, a current flowing through the armature to cause the rotating magnetic field rotating at the target speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Koide, Yuta Tachibana, Daichi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: D849264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ai Masuda, Hiroyuki Noda, Mitsuru Oonuma, Keiko Yoshikawa, Masahiko Iijima