Junichi Takahashi 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 semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip, a cell surface electrode portion, and a peripheral edge surface structure portion. The semiconductor chip has a cell portion and a peripheral edge portion provided around the cell portion in plan view. The cell surface electrode portion is provided on the cell portion. The peripheral edge surface structure portion is provided on the peripheral edge portion. The peripheral edge portion is made thinner than the cell portion so that a back surface of the peripheral edge portion is more concave than a back surface of the cell portion. When the thickness of the cell portion is represented by tc and the size of the step between the cell portion and the peripheral edge portion on the back surface is represented by dtb, 0%<dtb/tc?1.5% is satisfied.
Abstract: In a semiconductor device using a transistor including an oxide semiconductor, a change in electrical characteristics is suppressed and reliability is improved. The semiconductor device includes a gate electrode over an insulating surface; an oxide semiconductor film overlapping with the gate electrode; a gate insulating film that is between the gate electrode and the oxide semiconductor film and in contact with the oxide semiconductor film; a protective film in contact with a surface of the oxide semiconductor film that is an opposite side of a surface in contact with the gate insulating film; and a pair of electrodes in contact with the oxide semiconductor film. The spin density of the gate insulating film or the protective film measured by electron spin resonance spectroscopy is lower than 1×1018 spins/cm3, preferably higher than or equal to 1×1017 spins/cm3 and lower than 1×1018 spins/cm3.
February 14, 2018
Date of Patent:
July 16, 2019
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A powder container is for use with an image forming apparatus, and the image forming apparatus includes a driving protrusion that is rotatable and that protrudes toward an upstream side in an insertion direction in which the powder container is inserted. The powder container includes a container body to store powder, a cap attached to the container body, and a transmitted structure provided on the cap to contact the driving protrusion. The transmitted structure extends outward from an outer circumference of the powder container. The cap is rotatable relative to the container body in a predetermined angular range. The rotation of the cap relative to the container body is restricted so that the container body rotates along with the rotation of the cap when the rotation of the cap exceeds the predetermined angular range.
Abstract: The invention provides a cell and biotissue transporting container for transporting cells or biotissues while maintaining their cultured state. A cell/biotissue transporting container A10 includes a base member 1 with an opening 110 at an upper end and a first tubular portion 11 extending vertically, a lid body 2 including a top plate portion 21 to close the opening 110 and a second tubular portion 22 extending from a peripheral edge of the top plate portion 21 in the thickness direction to fit onto the first tubular portion 11, and a container body 3, formed separately from the base member 1 using a flexible material, where the container body includes a bottom wall portion 31, a tubular side wall portion 32 rising from a peripheral edge of the bottom wall portion 31 and inserted into the opening 110, and a flange 33 extending outward from an upper edge of the side wall portion 32.
Abstract: A nitride phosphor particle dispersion-type sialon ceramic of the present invention includes a matrix formed of a sialon-based compound; and at least one nitride phosphor which is dispersed in the matrix and contains a luminescence center element.
Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a pellet capable of suppressing heat shock-induced crack occurrence, when nickel oxide ores are made into pellets and placed in a reducing furnace in a smelting process. In the method for producing a pellet from a nickel oxide ore, a nickel oxide ore, a binder and a carbonaceous reducing agent are mixed, the mixture is made into a lump, and then the resulting lump is subjected to a preheat treatment at a temperature of 350° C. to 600° C. In this preheat treatment, the lump more preferably undergoes the preheat treatment at a temperature of 400° C. to 550° C.
Abstract: A production process for a crystal oriented ceramics includes: a first step of preparing composite particles formed of particles having magnetic anisotropy having magnetic susceptibility anisotropy and seed particles having magnetic susceptibility anisotropy less than or equal to 1/10 of the magnetic susceptibility anisotropy of the particles having magnetic anisotropy and are formed of an inorganic compound having an anisotropic shape in which a crystal axis intended to be corresponds to a minor axis or a major axis; a second step of adding raw material powder including the composite particles to a solvent to prepare a slurry a third step of preparing a green compact by disposing the slurry in a static magnetic field of ?0.1 tesla and drying the slurry in a state in which crystal axes of the seed particles in a major axis direction are in one direction; and a fourth step of sintering the green compact.
March 4, 2016
Date of Patent:
June 18, 2019
Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology
Abstract: The method of producing a lipid composition comprises an extraction treatment step to extract a lipid comprised in a hydrated raw material by using an extraction solvent comprising a polar solvent and a nonpolar solvent, and a separation treatment step to separate an extract solution obtained in the extraction treatment step into a polar solvent phase comprising a first lipid fraction and a nonpolar solvent phase comprising a second lipid fraction.
Abstract: Provided is a smelting method whereby a reaction for reducing pellets, said pellet being formed by using a saprolite ore as a starting material, can be effectively conducted and thus an iron/nickel alloy having a nickel grade of, for example, 16% or greater can be obtained. The method comprises: a pellet production step (S1) for producing the pellets from the saprolite ore; and a reduction step (S2) for heating and reducing the obtained pellets in a smelting furnace. In the pellet production step (S1), at least the saprolite ore and a preset amount of a carbonaceous reducing agent are mixed together to produce the pellets. In the reduction step (S2), a hearth carbonaceous reducing agent is preliminarily spread on the hearth of the smelting furnace and the pellets produced above are placed on the hearth carbonaceous reducing agent and then subjected to a heat reduction treatment.
Abstract: An information system performing communication with a plurality of cloud servers is provided. The information system includes an information management portion configured to manage account information indicating accounts of a user of the information system, the accounts being set up for the cloud servers; an obtaining portion configured to, in response to operation of logging into the information system by the user, gain access to the cloud servers with the account information to obtain, from each of the cloud servers, usage information indicating use by the user; and a user interface portion configured to cause a display provided in a device operated by the user in order to log into the information system to display a list of the use of each of the cloud servers by the user.
Abstract: When a user viewing an image of a conversation partner displayed on a display moves, a displayed image is more easily switched to an image reflecting a position of the user after the movement. When an image of a first user is displayed on a display of a second user, the image of the first user taken by an imaging device and an image of a background taken by the imaging device are acquired, and the acquired images are composited with each other, thereby displaying on the display a composite image in which the first user is positioned in front of the background. Moreover, when a movement of the face of the second user with respect to the display is detected, transition processing of causing the composite image displayed on the display to transition from a state before the detection of the movement of the face is carried out.
March 30, 2016
Date of Patent:
May 14, 2019
Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., Sony Corporation
Abstract: The present invention is a clad material for an electric contact, including a base material composed of a Cu-based, precipitation-type age-hardening material, and a contact material composed of an Ag alloy bonded to the base material. On a bonded interface between the contact material and the base material, a width of a diffusion region including Ag and Cu is 2.0 ?m or shorter. The clad material is produced by bonding each other the contact material and the base material having undergone solutionizing and age-hardening beforehand, suppressing the diffusion region from expanding after bonding. The present invention is capable of providing an electric contact, which achieves higher conductivity, without sacrificing property of the Cu-based, precipitation-type age-hardening material.
Abstract: A motor which is capable of realizing further space saving and cost reduction. A cylindrical outer rotor 11 is rotatable around a central axis CL thereof. A plurality of magnets 13 are arranged at equal intervals on an inner circumferential surface of the outer rotor 11. Three Hall elements 15 to 17 are arranged to oppose the respective magnets 13 and detect switching of magnetic poles caused by movement of the respective magnets 13 passing through each vicinity of the Hall elements 15 to 17 when the outer rotor 11 rotates. The Hall element 17 is comprised of a linear Hall element that outputs a linear signal representing a linear change of a magnetic flux density caused by movement of the respective magnets 13. One of the respective magnets 13 is arranged offset along the central axis CL as compared to the other magnets 13.
Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic tire for motorcycles which can exhibit a performance of a new tire at an early period and enables visual confirmation that the tire as new is worn to such an extent as to be capable of sufficiently exhibiting its performance. The pneumatic tire for motorcycles includes a tread portion 10 formed into a ring shape, in which the tread portion 10 is provided with a width direction shallow groove 11b in which the shallow groove having a width of 0.1 to 2.0 mm and a depth of 0.1 to 2.0 mm is designed to extend at least in a tire width direction. A length of the width direction shallow groove 11b is greater than or equal to 50% of a width of a tire ground contact surface, and the width direction shallow groove 11b is provided at intervals which are shorter than a length of the tire ground contact surface.
Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic tire for a motorcycle that is capable of early exhibiting performance of a new tire and that enables it to be visually confirmed that the new tire is worn to a degree that the tire can fully exhibit the performance. The pneumatic tire for a motorcycle includes a tread portion 1 formed into a ring shape, in which the tread portion 1 is provided with shallow grooves 2 having a width of 0.1 to 2.0 mm and a depth of 0.1 to 2.0 mm and extending in a tire circumferential direction.
Abstract: Provided is a smelting method capable of effectively promoting a reduction reaction on pellets formed using nickel oxide ore as starting material to obtain a ferronickel alloy with a high nickel grade of at least 4%. The present invention is a method for smelting nickel oxide ore wherein ferronickel alloy with a nickel grade of at least 4%, the method comprising a pellet-producing step S1 for producing pellets from nickel oxide ore, and a reducing step S2 for reduction-heating of the obtained pellets in a smelting furnace. In the pellet-producing step S1, the pellets are produced by mixing nickel oxide ore with a specified amount of a carbonaceous reducing agent as starting materials. In the reducing step S2, the produced pellets are charged in a smelting furnace in which a carbonaceous reducing agent (furnace bottom carbonaceous reducing agent) has been spread over the entire furnace bottom and reduction-heating is performed.
Abstract: Provided is a method for smelting nickel oxide ore by which the occurrence of cracking due to heat shock can be suppressed when nickel oxide ore is pelletized and charged into a smelting step (reduction step). A method for smelting nickel oxide ore according to the present invention uses pellets of nickel oxide ore, the method being characterized by comprising a pellet production step S1 for producing pellets from nickel oxide ore, and a reduction step S2 for heating the resulting pellets at a predetermined reduction temperature in a reduction furnace, the reduction step S2 comprising preheating the pellets obtained in the pellet production step S1 to a temperature of 350 to 600° C. in the reduction furnace and thereafter charging the pellets into the reduction furnace and raising the temperature of the reduction furnace to the reduction temperature.
Abstract: In measuring a dissolved substance, a concentration of a specific dissolved substance in a sample water is measured using a measuring water W1 developing a specific color within a specific pH range by adding each of two reagents to a sample water W0, and an acid-base indicator S developing different colors other than the specific color is selected in a first pH range including the specific pH range and a second pH range deviating from the first pH range. Next, a reagent is prepared by adding the acid-base indicator to one reagent wherein a pH value of a reagent added water where the two kinds of reagents are separately added to the sample water is within the second pH range. Next, absorbance values are calculated by three region component lights which are a transmitted light in the measuring water wherein the prepared reagent is added.
Abstract: Provided is a production method for producing pellets that are used for producing an iron-nickel alloy and that are produced by mixing at least a nickel oxide ore, a carbonaceous reducing agent, and an iron oxide and agglomerating the obtained mixtures, the method comprising: a step S11 for producing at least two types of mixtures having different mixing ratios of nickel oxide ore, carbonaceous reducing agent, and iron oxide; and a step S12 for forming pellets, which are agglomerates having a layered structure, by using the two or more types of mixtures such that the mixture with the highest content ratio of iron oxide, among the two or more types of mixtures forms the outermost layer.
Abstract: Provided is a method for producing pellets by which, when nickel oxide ore is being pelletized and smelted to produce ferronickel, which is an iron-nickel alloy, it is possible to allow the smelting reaction to proceed effectively. A method for producing pellets according to the present invention is for producing pellets which are used in producing iron-nickel alloy and which are produced by mixing raw materials including nickel oxide ore and agglomerating the resulting mixture, wherein the method comprises: a mixing step S11 for mixing at least nickel oxide ore, a carbonaceous reducing agent, and iron oxide to generate a mixture; and a pellet formation step S12 for agglomerating the resulting mixture and forming pellets. In the mixing step S11, the mixture is generated such that the total weight of nickel and iron accounts for 30 wt % or more of the total weight of the pellets formed.