Patents by Inventor Junji Saito

Junji Saito 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: 20200055395
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a virtual image display optical system that is capable of substantially simultaneously displaying virtual images at a plurality of distances even with a simple configuration, and an image display device using the virtual image display optical system. A virtual image display optical system (30) according to the present invention is provided with: a display element (11); a projection optical system (15) that enlarges an image formed on the display element (11); a diffusing screen (16) that has a diffusing function, and is positioned on the light emission side of the projection optical system (15); and a virtual image forming optical system (17) that converts an image on the diffusing screen (16) into a virtual image, wherein the virtual image display optical system (30) is further provided with a positioning changing device (62) that changes a position of the diffusing screen (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kentarou NAKAMURA, Norihide YAMADA, Eiji NOMURA, Junji HASHIMURA, Shinichiro SAITO
  • Patent number: 10556197
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a filter medium for an air filter having improved particle collection performance using cellulose nanofibers. The method for manufacturing a filter medium for an air filter comprises: causing a mixed solution containing cellulose nanofibers and a dispersion medium to adhere to an air-permeable support; and subsequently freeze-drying the resulting product, in which a number average fiber diameter of the cellulose nanofibers is 1 to 50 nm, the dispersion medium is a mixed dispersion medium of water and a water-soluble organic solvent, and a solid content concentration of the cellulose nanofibers in the mixed solution is 0.001 to 0.150% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HOKUETSU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junji Nemoto, Akira Isogai, Tsuguyuki Saito
  • Patent number: 10543545
    Abstract: A method of initializing a multiferroic element for obtaining a stable element operation includes applying at least one selected from a group consisting of an electric field and a magnetic field to the multiferroic element under a temperature condition equal to or higher than a phase transition temperature. The multiferroic element has a laminated structural body including a first alloy layer and a second alloy layer. The first alloy layer is formed by using any of antimony-tellurium, bismuth-tellurium and bismuth-selenium as a principal component. The second alloy layer is laminated on the first alloy layer, and formed by using a compound represented by the following general formula (1) as a principal component. The second alloy layer is configured to undergo phase transition between a reset phase and a set phase. Electric polarization is not caused in the reset phase, but caused in the set phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Junji Tominaga, Yuta Saito
  • Publication number: 20200013892
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer and a first layer. The semiconductor layer includes a first portion including a first element and oxygen. The first element includes at least one selected from the group consisting of In, Ga, Zn, Al, Sn, Ti, Si, Ge, Cu, As, and W. The first layer includes a second element including at least one selected from the group consisting of W, Ti, Ta, Mo, Cu, Al, Ag, Hf, Au, Pt, Pd, Ru, Y, V, Cr, Ni, Nb, In, Ga, Zn, and Sn. The first portion includes a first region and a second region. The second region is provided between the first region and the first layer. The first region includes a bond of the first element and oxygen. The second region includes a bond of the first element and a metallic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Junji KATAOKA, Tomomasa UEDA, Tomoaki SAWABE, Keiji IKEDA, Nobuyoshi SAITO
  • Patent number: 10385357
    Abstract: Provided is a plant such as tomato, in which plant vigor has been increased and heat resistance has further been imparted. A plant such as tomato can be obtained, which has increased the stem diameter as well as the plant height and has become heat resistant by having a mutant Della protein, in which a leucine corresponding to the leucine at position 567 in SEQ ID NO: 2 in the amino acid sequence of the Della protein has been replaced by another amino acid, preferably phenylalanine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA, RIKEN
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ezura, Tohru Ariizumi, Yoshihito Shinozaki, Junji Kimbara, Miyako Kusano, Atsushi Fukushima, Kazuki Saito
  • Publication number: 20190244855
    Abstract: The reliability of wirings, each of which includes a main conductive film containing copper as a primary component, is improved. On an insulating film including the upper surface of a wiring serving as a lower layer wiring, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbonitride film having excellent barrier properties to copper is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbide film having excellent adhesiveness to a low dielectric constant material film is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a low dielectric constant material as an interlayer insulating film is formed; and thereafter a wiring as an upper layer wiring is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Junji NOGUCHI, Takayuki OSHIMA, Noriko MIURA, Kensuke ISHIKAWA, Tomio IWASAKI, Kiyomi KATSUYAMA, Tatsuyuki SAITO, Tsuyoshi TAMARU, Hizuru YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10304726
    Abstract: The reliability of wirings, each of which includes a main conductive film containing copper as a primary component, is improved. On an insulating film including the upper surface of a wiring serving as a lower layer wiring, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbonitride film having excellent barrier properties to copper is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbide film having excellent adhesiveness to a low dielectric constant material film is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a low dielectric constant material as an interlayer insulating film is formed; and thereafter a wiring as an upper layer wiring is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Noguchi, Takayuki Oshima, Noriko Miura, Kensuke Ishikawa, Tomio Iwasaki, Kiyomi Katsuyama, Tatsuyuki Saito, Tsuyoshi Tamaru, Hizuru Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190062541
    Abstract: The cyclic olefin copolymer composition of the present invention includes a cyclic olefin copolymer (m) including a specific amount of a specific repeating unit and a cyclic olefin copolymer (n) different from the cyclic olefin copolymer (m). The cyclic olefin copolymer (n) includes at least one type selected from a copolymer (n1) of ethylene or ?-olefin and cyclic olefin (where the copolymer (n1) does not include a repeating unit derived from specific cyclic non-conjugated dienes) and a cyclic olefin ring-opening polymer (n2), and when a total amount of the cyclic olefin copolymer (m) and the cyclic olefin copolymer (n) is 100% by mass, a content of the cyclic olefin copolymer (m) is 5% by mass or more to 95% by mass or less, and a content of the cyclic olefin copolymer (n) is 5% by mass or more to 95% by mass or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Junji SAITO, Shigeo KIBA, Hirohiko MURASE, Haruka SAITO, Tomoaki MATSUGI
  • Patent number: 9714306
    Abstract: The present invention provides an olefin resin with an improved heat resistance, reduced stickiness, excellent optical and low temperature properties, as well as the balance between these physical properties. The olefin resin according to the present invention satisfies the following requirements: (I) a melting peak (Tm) is observed within the range of from 60° C. to 130° C., and the heat of fusion ?H at the melting peak is within the range of from 5 to 150 J/g; (II) the percentage E (wt %) of a portion soluble in o-dichlorobenzene at 20° C. or lower, and the heat of fusion ?H satisfy certain relationships; (III) the glass transition temperature (Tg) is from ?80 to ?30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yasushi Yanagimoto, Tomoaki Matsugi, Akihiko Iwashita, Tatsuya Nakamura, Junji Saito
  • Patent number: 9717124
    Abstract: A light emitting element drive apparatus capable of outputting the lowest voltage satisfying drive conditions and having high light emitting efficiency and low power loss, and a portable apparatus using the same, comprising an LED drive apparatus to which LEDs of different drive voltages required for emitting light are connected in parallel and driving one or more LEDs, wherein the LED drive apparatus 10 has drive circuits connected to the corresponding LEDs among a plurality of LEDs and driving the corresponding LEDs with luminances based on set values and power supply circuits for deciding a drive voltage value required for the highest light emission among one or more LEDs driven to emit light based on drive states of drive circuits (for example terminal voltages of the current source) and supplying a drive voltage having at least the decided value to LEDs in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tsuchida, Junji Saito, Kazuo Sudo
  • Publication number: 20170101492
    Abstract: The present invention provides an olefin resin with an improved heat resistance, reduced stickiness, excellent optical and low temperature properties, as well as the balance between these physical properties. The olefin resin according to the present invention satisfies the following requirements: (I) a melting peak (Tm) is observed within the range of from 60° C. to 130° C., and the heat of fusion ?H at the melting peak is within the range of from 5 to 150 J/g; (II) the percentage E (wt %) of a portion soluble in o-dichlorobenzene at 20° C. or lower, and the heat of fusion ?H satisfy certain relationships; (III) the glass transition temperature (Tg) is from ?80 to ?30° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yasushi YANAGIMOTO, Tomoaki MATSUGI, Akihiko IWASHITA, Tatsuya NAKAMURA, Junji SAITO
  • Publication number: 20150359058
    Abstract: A light emitting element drive apparatus capable of outputting the lowest voltage satisfying drive conditions and having high light emitting efficiency and low power loss, and a portable apparatus using the same, comprising an LED drive apparatus to which LEDs of different drive voltages required for emitting light are connected in parallel and driving one or more LEDs, wherein the LED drive apparatus 10 has drive circuits connected to the corresponding LEDs among a plurality of LEDs and driving the corresponding LEDs with luminances based on set values and power supply circuits for deciding a drive voltage value required for the highest light emission among one or more LEDs driven to emit light based on drive states of drive circuits (for example terminal voltages of the current source) and supplying a drive voltage having at least the decided value to LEDs in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tsuchida, Junji Saito, Kazuo Sudo
  • Patent number: 9148927
    Abstract: A light emitting element drive apparatus capable of outputting the lowest voltage satisfying drive conditions and having high light emitting efficiency and low power loss, and a portable apparatus using the same, comprising an LED drive apparatus to which LEDs of different drive voltages required for emitting light are connected in parallel and driving one or more LEDs, wherein the LED drive apparatus 10 has drive circuits connected to the corresponding LEDs among a plurality of LEDs and driving the corresponding LEDs with luminances based on set values and power supply circuits for deciding a drive voltage value required for the highest light emission among one or more LEDs driven to emit light based on drive states of drive circuits (for example terminal voltages of the current source) and supplying a drive voltage having at least the decided value to LEDs in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tsuchida, Junji Saito, Kazuo Sudo
  • Patent number: 9041643
    Abstract: A light emitting element drive apparatus capable of outputting the lowest voltage satisfying drive conditions and having high light emitting efficiency and low power loss, and a portable apparatus using the same, comprising an LED drive apparatus to which LEDs of different drive voltages required for emitting light are connected in parallel and driving one or more LEDs, wherein the LED drive apparatus 10 has drive circuits connected to the corresponding LEDs among a plurality of LEDs and driving the corresponding LEDs with luminances based on set values and power supply circuits for deciding a drive voltage value required for the highest light emission among one or more LEDs driven to emit light based on drive states of drive circuits (for example terminal voltages of the current source) and supplying a drive voltage having at least the decided value to LEDs in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tsuchida, Junji Saito, Kazuo Sudo
  • Patent number: 8941581
    Abstract: A light emitting element drive apparatus capable of outputting the lowest voltage satisfying drive conditions and having high light emitting efficiency and low power loss, and a portable apparatus using the same, comprising an LED drive apparatus to which LEDs of different drive voltages required for emitting light are connected in parallel and driving one or more LEDs, wherein the LED drive apparatus 10 has drive circuits connected to the corresponding LEDs among a plurality of LEDs and driving the corresponding LEDs with luminances based on set values and power supply circuits for deciding a drive voltage value required for the highest light emission among one or more LEDs driven to emit light based on drive states of drive circuits (for example terminal voltages of the current source) and supplying a drive voltage having at least the decided value to LEDs in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tsuchida, Junji Saito, Kazuo Sudo
  • Publication number: 20140339997
    Abstract: A light emitting element drive apparatus capable of outputting the lowest voltage satisfying drive conditions and having high light emitting efficiency and low power loss, and a portable apparatus using the same, comprising an LED drive apparatus to which LEDs of different drive voltages required for emitting light are connected in parallel and driving one or more LEDs, wherein the LED drive apparatus 10 has drive circuits connected to the corresponding LEDs among a plurality of LEDs and driving the corresponding LEDs with luminances based on set values and power supply circuits for deciding a drive voltage value required for the highest light emission among one or more LEDs driven to emit light based on drive states of drive circuits (for example terminal voltages of the current source) and supplying a drive voltage having at least the decided value to LEDs in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tsuchida, Junji Saito, Kazuo Sudo
  • Publication number: 20140225522
    Abstract: A light emitting element drive apparatus capable of outputting the lowest voltage satisfying drive conditions and having high light emitting efficiency and low power loss, and a portable apparatus using the same, comprising an LED drive apparatus to which LEDs of different drive voltages required for emitting light are connected in parallel and driving one or more LEDs, wherein the LED drive apparatus 10 has drive circuits connected to the corresponding LEDs among a plurality of LEDs and driving the corresponding LEDs with luminances based on set values and power supply circuits for deciding a drive voltage value required for the highest light emission among one or more LEDs driven to emit light based on drive states of drive circuits (for example terminal voltages of the current source) and supplying a drive voltage having at least the decided value to LEDs in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tsuchida, Junji Saito, Kazuo Sudo
  • Publication number: 20140078030
    Abstract: A light emitting element drive apparatus capable of outputting the lowest voltage satisfying drive conditions and having high light emitting efficiency and low power loss, and a portable apparatus using the same, comprising an LED drive apparatus to which LEDs of different drive voltages required for emitting light are connected in parallel and driving one or more LEDs, wherein the LED drive apparatus 10 has drive circuits connected to the corresponding LEDs among a plurality of LEDs and driving the corresponding LEDs with luminances based on set values and power supply circuits for deciding a drive voltage value required for the highest light emission among one or more LEDs driven to emit light based on drive states of drive circuits (for example terminal voltages of the current source) and supplying a drive voltage having at least the decided value to LEDs in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicants: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tsuchida, Junji Saito, Kazuo Sudo
  • Patent number: 8654059
    Abstract: A light emitting element drive apparatus capable of always outputting the lowest voltage satisfying the drive conditions and having a high light emitting efficiency and a low power loss, and a portable apparatus using the same, comprising an LED drive apparatus 10 to which LEDs 20-1 to 20-n of different drive voltages required for emitting light are connected in parallel and driving one or more LEDs, wherein the LED drive apparatus 10 has drive circuits 13-1 to 13-n connected to the corresponding LEDs among a plurality of LEDs and driving the corresponding LEDs with luminances based on set values and power supply circuits 14 and 15 for deciding a drive voltage value required for the highest light emission among one or more LEDs driven to emit light based on drive states of drive circuits (for example terminal voltages of the current source) and supplying a drive voltage having at least the decided value to a plurality of LEDs in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tsuchida, Junji Saito, Kazuo Sudo
  • Patent number: 8618745
    Abstract: A light emitting element drive apparatus capable of outputting the lowest voltage satisfying drive conditions and having high light emitting efficiency and low power loss, and a portable apparatus using the same, comprising an LED drive apparatus to which LEDs of different drive voltages required for emitting light are connected in parallel and driving one or more LEDs, wherein the LED drive apparatus has drive circuits connected to the corresponding LEDs among a plurality of LEDs and driving the corresponding LEDs with luminances based on set values and power supply circuits for deciding a drive voltage value required for the highest light emission among one or more LEDs driven to emit light based on drive states of drive circuits (for example terminal voltages of the current source) and supplying a drive voltage having at least the decided value to LEDs in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tsuchida, Junji Saito, Kazuo Sudo