Patents by Inventor Junichi Wada

Junichi Wada 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: 20210284278
    Abstract: A control system including a user information obtaining unit for obtaining information about a user of a bicycle; a model obtaining unit configured to obtain, on the basis of the user information, a control model used for controlling the auxiliary power, the control model corresponding to an athletic ability level of the user, and auxiliary power control unit configured to control, on the basis of the obtained control model, the auxiliary power generated by the driving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi WADA, Hiromasa TAKATSUKA, Kazuki KASAI
  • Publication number: 20210263030
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an immunochromatographic kit and a method, which are capable of detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis with high-sensitivity and specificity. According to the present invention, an immunochromatographic kit for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis is provided, the kit including: a label substance modified with a first antibody against lipoarabinomannan; a porous carrier having a reaction site holding a second antibody against lipoarabinomannan; a compound containing silver; and a reducing agent reducing silver ions, in which at least one of the first antibody or the second antibody is a monoclonal antibody.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya OHARA, Natsuki OYABU, Atsuhiko WADA, Junichi KATADA, Dai UJIHARA
  • Publication number: 20210249187
    Abstract: An ignition coil includes a center core, a first core member, and a second core member. The first core member includes a first core-facing portion facing a front core surface of the center core and a first core side portion extending rearward from the first core-facing portion. The second core member includes a second core-facing portion facing a rear core surface of the center core and a second core side portion extending frontward from the second core-facing portion. The first core-facing portion has an end surface contacting a portion of the second core side portion to create a first contact region. Similarly, the second core-facing portion has an end surface contacting a portion of the first core side portion to create a second contact region. The first and second contact regions are shaped to approach frontward close to the first core side portion. This structure enhances productivity of the ignition coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Norihiro ADACHI, Junichi WADA
  • Publication number: 20210233704
    Abstract: An ignition coil has primary and secondary coils, a central core and a pair of split cores. One of the split cores has a first opposing face orthogonal to a coil axial direction X facing a core front end face of the central core in the coil axial direction X. The respective split cores have second opposing surfaces mutually facing each other in a lateral direction Y at a rear end of the central core. At least one of the second opposing surfaces and one of rear end surfaces of the central core contacting the least one of the second opposing surfaces collectively constitute a pair of oblique surfaces and come to close to the other one of the second opposing surfaces in the lateral direction Y as a portion of each of the oblique surfaces recedes further from the first opposing face in the coil axial direction X.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Takehiro TORII, Junichi WADA
  • Patent number: 11010824
    Abstract: A battery reservation device (10) includes an input acceptance component (11), a battery number acquisition component (12), and a rental number and capacity calculator (15). The input acceptance component (11) inputs from the user information related to the total power amount of the battery packs (1) that is desired to be rented. The battery number acquisition component (12) acquires information related to the number of battery packs (1) that are installed in a vehicle (20). The rental number and capacity calculator (15) calculates the number and capacity of the battery packs (1) that are rentable at each battery station (30) on the basis of information related to the number of battery packs (1) acquired by the battery number acquisition component (12) and the total power amount of the battery packs (1) inputted to the input acceptance component (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Junichi Wada, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 11003150
    Abstract: A simulation method run on a computer simulating the characteristics of a real controlled device including a heating apparatus that changes a heating value in accordance with a first manipulated value, includes creating a controlled-device model representing the real controlled device where a first manipulated value is an input and a process value for the real controlled device is an output, acquiring a first time-related characteristic as input to the controlled-device model, and calculating a second time-related characteristic from the output from the controlled device model with respect to the input of the first time-related characteristic. The controlled-device model includes a heating component corresponding to the heating apparatus for increasing the process value in accordance with the size of a first manipulated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Wada, Taro Iwami, Yumi Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 10991988
    Abstract: A battery pack (10) is a battery pack that is charged by a charger, and includes an input component (11) to which current and voltage are applied from the charger, and a current and voltage measurement component (12) that measures the current and voltage inputted to the input component (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Wada, Hiromasa Takatsuka, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10974788
    Abstract: A battery pack (110) comprises a discharge current acquisition component (11), a status acquisition component (12), a similarity calculator (112), and a use application determination component (113). The discharge current acquisition component (11) acquires the current value of a discharge current supplied to a vehicle (30). The status acquisition component (12) acquires the speed of the vehicle (30) operated by the current value acquired by the discharge current acquisition component (11). The similarity calculator (112) compares the current value acquired by the discharge current acquisition component with the speed of the vehicle (30) acquired by the status acquisition component (12), and calculates the similarity between the two. The use application determination component (113) determines whether or not the battery pack is being used for something other than its intended use application, according to the similarity calculated by the similarity calculator (112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Junichi Wada, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10946750
    Abstract: A charge and discharge control device (30) is a charge and discharge control device that controls the charging and discharging of a plurality of capacitors configured to be removably connected in parallel to a vehicle (20), the charge and discharge control device (30) device comprising a required power input component (31), a receiver (32), and a priority setting component (39). The required power input component (31) is configured to be inputted a request for power to be supplied to a motor (21) of the vehicle (20). The receiver (32) is configured to acquire remaining capacity of each of the capacitors (11). The priority setting component (39) is configured to set the priority of use of a plurality of capacitors (11A 11B, 11C, and 11D) when supplying the power inputted to the required power input component (31) on the basis of the remaining capacity acquired by the receiver (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Junichi Wada, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10919410
    Abstract: A charge and discharge control device (30) controls the charging and discharging of a plurality of capacitors (11) configure to be removably connected in parallel to a vehicle (20). A receiver (34) acquires the remaining capacity of each of the capacitors (11). A required power calculator (33) calculates the amount of power required to reach a station (100) where the exchange of battery packs (10) including the capacitors (11) is performed, from position information about the station (100) and the current location of the vehicle (20). A target remaining capacity generator (35) calculates the target remaining capacity of each of the storage units (11) upon arrival at the station (100) from the required power amount calculated by the required power calculator (33) and sum of the remaining capacity of each of the storage units (11) acquired by the remaining capacity receiver (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Junichi Wada, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10875422
    Abstract: A battery pack (10) supplies power to a vehicle (20), and comprises a receiver (11), a signal analyzer (12), and a discharge controller (14). The receiver (11) receives from the vehicle (20) a proper use signal generated by the vehicle (20). The signal analyzer (12) analyzes the proper use signal received by the receiver (11). The discharge controller (14) permits power supply to the vehicle (20) when it has been confirmed, as a result of analysis by the signal analyzer (12), that a proper use signal has been received from the vehicle (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Wada, Hiromasa Takatsuka, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10763122
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a mask layer including aluminum or an aluminum compound on a layer to be etched comprising at least one first metal selected from tungsten, tantalum, zirconium, hafnium, molybdenum, niobium, ruthenium, osmium, rhenium, and iridium. The method of manufacturing a semiconductor device further includes patterning the mask layer, and etching the layer to be etched by using the patterned mask layer to form a hole or a groove in the layer to be etched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichi Yamazaki, Kazuhito Furumoto, Kosuke Horibe, Keisuke Kikutani, Atsuko Sakata, Junichi Wada, Toshiyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10661676
    Abstract: A guide device (40) comprises a station battery information acquisition component (41), a vehicle battery information acquisition component (43), and a guide component (46). The station battery information acquisition component (41) is configured to acquire station battery information about a plurality of batteries (10) that are being charged at a charging station (60) in which are installed one or more charging devices configured to charge the batteries (10). The vehicle battery information acquisition component (43) is configured to acquire vehicle battery information about the batteries (10) respectively connected to a plurality of vehicles (20). The guide component (46) is configured to guide a specific vehicle (20) to a specific charging station on the basis of the station battery information acquired by the station battery information acquisition component (41) and the vehicle battery information acquired by the vehicle battery information acquisition component (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Junichi Wada, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10661857
    Abstract: A drive mode selection device for selecting a drive mode of an assistance device that assists a user by generating motive power using electric power from a battery, and that can be driven in a plurality of drive modes having different outputs, the drive mode selection device comprises a task information acquisition unit configured to acquire task information, which is information relating to a predetermined task to be executed by the assistance device; a remaining charge acquisition unit configured to acquire a remaining charge of the battery; a power estimation unit configured to estimate a power amount discrepancy on the basis of the task information and the remaining charge of the battery; and a mode selection unit configured to select the drive mode on the basis of the estimation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Junichi Wada, Kazuki Kasai
  • Publication number: 20200159219
    Abstract: A feature is realized with which it is possible to determine the work entity by which each load should be transported. A simulator (1) is provided with a transport capacity acquisition portion (6) for acquiring the transport capacity of one or a plurality of types of work entity, a load information acquisition portion (5), a map information acquisition portion (4), a work entity situation acquisition portion (7), and a work entity determination portion (2) for determining a work entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki KASAI, Hiromasa TAKATSUKA, Junichi WADA, Hiroyuki INOUE, Yoshiyuki TANI, Masahiro OHARA
  • Patent number: 10650444
    Abstract: A battery reservation device (10) comprises a battery state acquisition component (12), a scheduled return time acquisition component (13c), a remaining battery charge prediction component (14), a battery station information acquisition component (15), and a reservation acceptance component (17). The battery state acquisition component (12) acquires the remaining battery charge of a battery pack (1) scheduled to be returned to a battery station (30a). The scheduled return time acquisition component (13c) acquires the scheduled return time of the battery pack (1). The remaining battery charge prediction component (14) predicts the remaining battery charge at the time of return on the basis of the current remaining battery charge of the battery pack (1) and the scheduled return time. The battery station information acquisition component (15) acquires the charging speed of a charger (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Junichi Wada, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10643272
    Abstract: A battery reservation device (10) comprises a required charge amount acquisition component (11), a remaining battery charge acquisition component (12), a charging speed acquisition component (14), and an exchange completion time calculator (16). The required charge amount acquisition component (11) inputs the amount of battery charging needed by the user. The remaining battery charge acquisition component (12) acquires the remaining battery charge at the present time for each of the battery packs (1) at a plurality of battery stations (30). The charging speed acquisition component (14) acquires the charging speeds at the plurality of battery stations (30). The exchange completion time calculator (16) calculates the exchange completion time for the battery packs (1) at the plurality of battery stations (30) on the basis of the acquired required charge amount, the remaining battery charge at the present time, and the battery charging speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Junichi Wada, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10597114
    Abstract: A drive mode selection device for selecting a drive mode of an assistance device that assists a user by generating motive power using electric power from a battery, and that can be driven in a plurality of drive modes having different outputs, the drive mode selection device comprises a task information acquisition unit configured to acquire task information, which is information relating to a predetermined task to be executed by the assistance device; a remaining charge acquisition unit configured to acquire a remaining charge of the battery; a power estimation unit configured to estimate a power amount discrepancy on the basis of the task information and the remaining charge of the battery; and a mode selection unit configured to select the drive mode on the basis of the estimation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Junichi Wada, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10600116
    Abstract: A reservation management device (50) is a reservation management device configured to manage reservations for the exchange of battery packs (10) at a charging device (30) where battery packs (10) are exchanged, said reservation management device (50) comprising a reservation number acquisition component (53), a return number acquisition component (54), and a reservation possibility determination component (55). The reservation number acquisition component (53) is configured to acquire number of battery packs (10) to be reserved at the charging device (30). The return number acquisition component (54) is configured to acquire number of battery packs (10) to be returned to the charging device (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Junichi Wada, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10538858
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a group 13 nitride crystal, a seed crystal made of a group 13 nitride crystal is arranged in a mixed melt containing an alkali metal and a group 13 element, and nitrogen is supplied to the mixed melt to grow the group 13 nitride crystal on a principal plane of the seed crystal. The seed crystal is manufactured by vapor phase epitaxy. At least a part of contact members coming into contact with the mixed melt in a reaction vessel accommodating the mixed melt is made of Al2O3. An interface layer having a photoluminescence emission peak whose wavelength is longer than the wavelength of a photoluminescence emission peak of the grown group 13 nitride crystal is formed between the seed crystal and the grown group nitride crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SCIOCS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro Hayashi, Takashi Satoh, Naoya Miyoshi, Junichi Wada, Seiji Sarayama