Patents by Inventor Jun Amano

Jun Amano 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: 10862062
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a flexible transparent conductive electrode layer includes depositing a correlated metal film having a thickness between 10 nm and 100 nm on a flexible transparent substrate, annealing the correlated metal film with the UV pulses, and maintaining a temperature of the flexible transparent substrate below 80° C. during the depositing and annealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Amano
  • Publication number: 20200305288
    Abstract: A fabrication method achieves bump bonds (to connect two electronic devices) with a pitch of less than 20 ?m using UV-curable conductive epoxy resin cured with an array of nano-LEDs. Nano-LEDs are devices with sizes less than or equal to 5 ?m, typically arranged in an array. After deposition of the uncured conductive epoxy layer, the nano-LED array enables a fast curing of the bumps with high spatial resolution. Next, the uncured resin is washed off and the chips are assembled, before final thermal curing takes place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Karsten Bruening, Jun Amano
  • Patent number: 10782300
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for determining the efficacy of GPC3-targeting drug therapy for cancer in a patient before the start of GPC3-targeting drug therapy or a patient or determining the continuation of GPC3-targeting drug therapy for a patient, including monitoring a concentration of free GPC3 in a biological sample isolated from the patient before the start of GPC3-targeting drug therapy and/or the patient treated with the GPC3-targeting drug therapy, wherein when the concentration of free GPC3 is a predetermined value, the efficacy of the GPC3-targeting drug therapy is determined or the continuation of the GPC3-targeting drug therapy is determined. The present invention also discloses a GPC3-targeting drug or a preparation which is to be further administered to a patient for which the efficacy of the GPC3-targeting drug therapy has been determined or the continuation of the GPC3-targeting drug therapy has been determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: CHUGAI SEIYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
    Inventors: Toshihiko Ohtomo, Ya-Chi Chen, Jun Amano, Mikiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10752211
    Abstract: A key management device includes a server configured to issue an electronic key of a vehicle to a user device, configured to acquire position information of the vehicle, and configured to invalidate the electronic key issued to the user device when a determination is made from the position information of the vehicle that the vehicle is present at a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Hioki, Hiroshi Igata, Megumi Amano, Masaki Ito, Tomoaki Miyazawa, Yuichiro Haruna
  • Patent number: 10688964
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes a server. The server is configured to acquire range information representing an available range of a vehicle, acquire positional information of the vehicle, determine whether or not a position of the vehicle is out of the available range or is expected to deviate from the available range, and provide a notification to a device related to the vehicle in a case where the position of the vehicle is out of the available range or in a case where the position of the vehicle is expected to deviate from the available range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Hioki, Hiroshi Igata, Megumi Amano, Masaki Ito, Tomoaki Miyazawa, Yuichiro Haruna
  • Patent number: 10665042
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a manipulation list including one or a plurality of vehicle manipulations set when electronic key data of a vehicle is issued to a user device, a detection unit configured to detect that the vehicle manipulation included in the manipulation list has been performed when the vehicle is being used using the electronic key data of the user device, and a notification unit configured to notify an owner terminal related to an owner of the vehicle that the vehicle manipulation included in the manipulation list has been performed, after the detection of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Hioki, Hiroshi Igata, Megumi Amano, Masaki Ito, Tomoaki Miyazawa, Yuichiro Haruna
  • Publication number: 20200106415
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube (CNT) resonator includes: a first CNT having a first end and a second end both fixed to a substrate; and a second CNT having a first end fixed to the substrate. The second CNT creates a Van der Waals (VdW) bond with the first CNT where the second CNT overlaps the first CNT. A length of the VdW bond along a distance between the first and the second CNTs oscillates based on a DC voltage applied between the first end of the first CNT and the first end of the second CNT. An electrical current passing through the first and the second CNTs using the VdW bond oscillates based on the oscillation of the length of the VdW bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Stopa, Jun Amano, Karsten Bruening
  • Publication number: 20200074212
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a first generation unit configured to generate first information in which a horizontal direction position and a depth direction position of an object are associated with each other from information in which a vertical direction position, the horizontal direction position, and the depth direction position of the object are associated with each other; a first detection unit configured to detect one region indicating the object based on the first information; a second generation unit configured to generate, from the information in which the vertical direction position, the horizontal direction position, and the depth direction position of the object are associated with each other, second information having separation performance higher than separation performance of the first information in which the horizontal direction position and the depth direction position of the object are associated with each other; a second detection unit configured to detect a plurality of reg
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Seiya AMANO, Soichiro YOKOTA, Sukehiro KIMURA, Jun YOSHIDA, Yohichiroh OHBAYASHI, Shintaroh KIDA, Hiroki KUBOZONO, Daisuke OKADA, Tabito SUZUKI, Sadao TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10579880
    Abstract: A video surveillance system with real-time object re-identification capabilities, which employs an object re-identification algorithm and an edge computing architecture. An operator monitors video images from the multiple cameras, and when a target object is observed, a target image containing the object is transmitted to all video cameras for object re-identification. Each video camera has dedicated processing circuitry that performs an object re-identification algorithm to identify the target in video images captured by that camera in real time. The algorithm calculates a frequency domain similarity measure between the target image and test images captured by the camera. The similarity measure in the frequency domain is calculated as a dot product of the 1D discrete Fourier transforms of the target image data and of the test image data. The multiple cameras also transmit object re-identification results to each other to achieve more efficient and intelligent object re-identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Rahman Khorsandi, Jun Amano
  • Publication number: 20190391244
    Abstract: A distance-measuring apparatus, a mobile object, a distance-measuring method, and a distance-measuring system. The distance-measuring apparatus and the distance-measuring method include performing matching for a plurality of images obtained by a plurality of imaging devices to convert the plurality of images into first distance information on a pixel-by-pixel basis, emitting a laser beam where at least one of a laser-beam resolution in a horizontal direction and a laser-beam resolution in a vertical direction exceeds two degrees, obtaining a reflected signal obtained when the laser beam is reflected by an object, detecting a peak that corresponds to reflection from the object from the reflected signal, calculating second distance information based on a length of time taken to observe the peak after the laser beam is emitted in the emitting, and integrating the first distance information and the second distance information with each other. The mobile object includes the distance-measuring apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: HIROYOSHI SEKIGUCHI, JUN KISHIWADA, SOICHIRO YOKOTA, TADASHI NAKAMURA, SEIYA AMANO, KAZUMA MATSUURA
  • Publication number: 20190344493
    Abstract: A method for 3D printing an object, based on a 3D printable model of the object, includes scanning, by a first LiDAR sensor of a plurality of LiDAR sensors, a portion of the object while the object is being printed by a printer head. The method also includes generating an image of at least the portion of the object based on scanning the portion, generating a comparison by comparing the image with the 3D printable model, and sending a feedback signal that adjusts the printer head based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Amano
  • Patent number: 10459285
    Abstract: A device for producing polarized light includes a plurality of photonic crystal grid structures on a substrate. The plurality of photonic crystal grid structures includes one or more structured regions for the transmission of polarized blue light, polarized green light, and polarized red light. A green quantum dot layer is substantially positioned on the one or more structured regions for the transmission of polarized green light and a red quantum dot layer is substantially positioned on the one or more structured regions for the transmission of polarized red light. A blue light emitting diode array is disposed on the polarized light device such that the emission from the blue light emitting diode array facilitates the emission of red and green light from the red and green quantum dot layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Amano
  • Patent number: 10451627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for assaying soluble GPC3 protein in a test sample, comprising using two different antibodies binding to different epitopes present in the N-terminal region of GPC3 protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: CHUGAI SEIYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, JSR CORPORATION, JSR LIFE SCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko Ohtomo, Jun Amano, Hideki Adachi, Tsukasa Suzuki, Motoaki Mizuuchi, Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Seiki Wakui
  • Patent number: 10442132
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a three-dimensional printed (3D-printed) object on a base plate. The method includes: depositing at least one block of a first material in a first layer directly onto the base plate; and depositing at least one block of a second material either in the first layer adjacent to the one or more blocks of the first material, or in a second layer directly onto the at least one block of the first material in the first layer. The first material is one of a non-auxetic structure or an auxetic structure, and the second material is the other one of the non-auxetic structure or the auxetic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Amano, Michael Stopa
  • Patent number: 10446705
    Abstract: A quantum well device includes a first layer of a first two-dimensional material, a second layer of a second two-dimensional material, and a third layer of a third two-dimensional material disposed between the first layer and second layer. The first layer, the second layer, and the third layer are adhered predominantly by van der Waals force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Amano
  • Publication number: 20190299284
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing a three-dimensional printed (3D-printed) object. The method includes: depositing first threads separated by gaps in a first run of a first layer; depositing second threads in a second run of the first layer, and the second threads fill the gaps between the first threads and create a plurality of first-layer vertical interfaces along a length of each of the first threads; depositing third threads separated by gaps in a first run of a second layer; and depositing fourth threads in a second run of the second layer, and the fourth threads fill the gaps between the third threads and create a plurality of second-layer vertical interfaces along a length of each of the third threads. The second layer is deposited on top of the first layer so that one or more of the first-layer vertical interfaces do not overlap with the second-layer vertical interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Amano
  • Publication number: 20190306989
    Abstract: A method is provided for detecting faults in a conductive circuitry. The method includes: printing the conductive circuitry on top of a substrate using a printing head; heating the conductive circuitry with a heat source; scanning the heated conductive circuitry with a non-contact thermal detector; detecting, with the non-contact thermal detector and concurrently with the printing of the conductive circuitry, the faults where the printing head failed to print; and reprinting the faults with the printing head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: John Randall Christ, Jun Amano, Leiming Wang
  • Publication number: 20190184938
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes a server. The server is configured to acquire range information representing an available range of a vehicle, acquire positional information of the vehicle, determine whether or not a position of the vehicle is out of the available range or is expected to deviate from the available range, and provide a notification to a device related to the vehicle in a case where the position of the vehicle is out of the available range or in a case where the position of the vehicle is expected to deviate from the available range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun HIOKI, Hiroshi IGATA, Megumi AMANO, Masaki ITO, Tomoaki MIYAZAWA, Yuichiro HARUNA
  • Publication number: 20190188939
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a manipulation list including one or a plurality of vehicle manipulations set when electronic key data of a vehicle is issued to a user device, a detection unit configured to detect that the vehicle manipulation included in the manipulation list has been performed when the vehicle is being used using the electronic key data of the user device, and a notification unit configured to notify an owner terminal related to an owner of the vehicle that the vehicle manipulation included in the manipulation list has been performed, after the detection of the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun HIOKI, Hiroshi Igata, Megumi Amano, Masaki Ito, Tomoaki Miyazawa, Yuichiro Haruna
  • Publication number: 20190184939
    Abstract: A key management device includes a server configured to issue an electronic key of a vehicle to a user device, configured to acquire position information of the vehicle, and configured to invalidate the electronic key issued to the user device when a determination is made from the position information of the vehicle that the vehicle is present at a predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun HIOKI, Hiroshi IGATA, Megumi AMANO, Masaki ITO, Tomoaki MIYAZAWA, Yuichiro HARUNA