Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Kimura

Kazuhiro Kimura 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: 20200406499
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wafer mounting table according to an embodiment includes: (a) a step of loading a ceramic slurry containing a ceramic powder and a gelling agent into opening portions of a metal mesh, inducing a chemical reaction of the gelling agent to gelate the ceramic slurry, and then performing degreasing and calcining to prepare a ceramic-loaded mesh; (b) a step of sandwiching the ceramic-loaded mesh between a first ceramic calcined body and a second ceramic calcined body obtained by calcining after mold cast forming so as to prepare a multilayer body; and (c) a step of hot press firing the multilayer body to prepare the wafer-receiving table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NOBORI, Takuji KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10847185
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing method including analyzing a beat of input music, extracting a plurality of unit images from an input image, and generating, by a processor, editing information for switching the extracted unit images depending on the analyzed beat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ikeda, Atsushi Kimura, Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Nobuho Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200345695
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a novel therapeutic agent for keratoconjunctive disorders. As a means for solving the problem, a therapeutic agent for keratoconjunctive disorders which contains a RAR? agonist as an active ingredient is provided. The therapeutic agent exhibits an excellent ameliorating effect in a keratoconjunctive disorder model, and is therefore useful as a therapeutic agent for keratoconjunctive disorders such as corneal ulcer, corneal epithelial abrasion, keratitis, dry eye, conjunctivitis, chronic superficial keratitis, corneal erosion, persistent corneal disorders, superficial punctate keratopathy, corneal epithelial defects, conjunctival epithelial defects, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis, filamentary keratoconjunctivitis, infectious keratitis, noninfectious keratitis, infectious conjunctivitis and noninfectious conjunctivitis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: Kazuhiro KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200323457
    Abstract: A heartbeat analyzer analyzes heartbeats of a living body to which a pacing device for outputting pacing pulses to cause a heart to beat is placed. The heartbeat analyzer includes: a heartbeat detecting section that detects the heartbeats; a pulse detecting section that detects outputs of the pacing pulses; a heartbeat determining section that determines whether the heartbeats are paced beats due to the pacing pulses or not, based on detection timings of the pacing pulses; a tachycardia determining section that, in a case where the paced beats are in a number that is equal to or larger than a predetermined heart rate, and are contained in the heartbeats at a predetermined ratio or more, determines that pacing tachycardia caused by the pacing pulses occurs in the living body; and a notifying section that notifies of the occurrence of the pacing tachycardia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Masafumi NAGASAWA, Kazuhiro SEKIKAWA, Kei KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200312693
    Abstract: A member for a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a ceramic disc incorporating an electrode and a ceramic cylindrical shaft supporting the disc. The disc and the shaft are integrally formed and mutually have no bonding interface. The disc has a surface with which the shaft is integrated. The surface has a region inside the shaft and a region outside the shaft. The region inside the shaft is recessed by one step with respect to the region outside the shaft and has an electrode exposure hole through which the electrode is exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nobori, Takuji Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200284295
    Abstract: A rolling bearing device includes a rotary shaft; a housing; a pair of rolling bearings; an outer ring spacer; an elastic member provided in a bottom side of the housing, the bottom side of the housing being a second axial side of the housing, and the elastic member being configured to urge the rolling bearings, the outer ring spacer, and the rotary shaft toward a first axial side; and a retaining ring that is fitted into a circumferential groove provided on an inner periphery in the first axial side of the housing, the retaining ring being in axial contact with the outer ring of the rolling bearing located on the first axial side, and the retaining ring including at least three arc members arranged in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yui TANAKA, Kazuhiro KIMURA, Masaaki OHTSUKI
  • Patent number: 10766791
    Abstract: [Solution] Provided is a plant-derived water purifying agent used for water purification for industrial wastewater, etc. and including a granulated product of a plant powder, such that when a wastewater purifying treatment using the plant-derived water purifying agent is performed by an automated purifying treatment device, the water purifying agent can be suitably used in the automated purifying treatment device. It is more preferable that a Carr's fluidity index of the water purifying agent obtained by measuring 3 items of the water purifying agent, which are an angle of repose, a degree of compression, and a spatula angle be 40 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kimura, Koji Hirata
  • Patent number: 10764509
    Abstract: [Object] To select an effect process appropriately according to a feature of an image. [Solution] Provided is an image processing device including a flow vector detection unit configured to detect flow vectors of pixels in an input image, and an effect selection unit configured to select a process of effect to the input image, on the basis of a pattern of the flow vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ebihara, Daisuke Tahara, Takashi Kohashi, Atsushi Kimura, Kazuhiro Shimauchi
  • Patent number: 10750080
    Abstract: [Object] To support a user such that the user can easily adjust installation states of a plurality of imaging devices. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including an adjustment instruction specification unit configured to specify an instruction regarding adjustment by extracting or arranging elements of the adjustment in accordance with a level of priority of each of the elements for shifting current installation states of a plurality of imaging devices toward appropriate installation states of the plurality of imaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Daisuke Tahara, Nobuho Ikeda, Atsushi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200258769
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing device member according to the present invention includes a ceramic disc with an internal electrode and a ceramic shaft that supports the disc. The disc and the shaft are integrated without having a bonding interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NOBORI, Takuji KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200225286
    Abstract: A test apparatus is configured to test a DUT that does not support synchronous control from an external circuit. A main controller is configured based on an architecture that tests a device by synchronous control with the main controller itself as the master. A MIU is configured as an interface between the main controller and the DUT. The MIU establishes asynchronous control between it and the DUT with the DUT as the master, and establishes control between it and the main controller with the main controller as the master.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Shuichi INAGE, Kazuhiro IEZUMI, Tomoyuki ITAKURA, Keisuke KUSUNOKI, Yoshihiro KATO, Kazuhiro TSUJIKAWA, Naoya KIMURA, Yuki WATANABE, Yuichiro HARADA, Koji MIYAUCHI
  • Patent number: 10702502
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing an inhibitor for retinochoroidal disorders, in particular, an inhibitor for retinochoroidal scar formation and retinochoroidal atrophy in an epiretinal, intraretinal or subretinal tissue. This problem can be solved by preparing an inhibitor for retinochoroidal disorders which comprises, as an active ingredient, (E)-4-(2-{3-[(1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methyl]-5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydronaphthalene-2-yl}vinyl)benzoic acid, an ester thereof or a salt of the same. The inhibitor for retinochoroidal disorders can inhibit collagen atrophy of retinal pigment epithelium cells, fibroblasts, glial cells and the like and thus inhibit retinochoroidal disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAGUCHI UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10662856
    Abstract: An outboard motor 10 includes an engine 16, a fuel tank 25, a propeller 17 which is configured to be driven by the engine 16, a case member 18 which rotatably supports the propeller 17, a recoil starter 29 which is configured to cause the engine 16 to start by manually rotating a crankshaft of the engine 16, and a cover member 16 which is mounted on the case member 18 so as to cover the engine 16, the fuel tank 25, and the recoil starter 29. The recoil starter 29 includes a recoil cover 34, which is formed with an air passage hole 34c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Harada, Ryohei Matsuoka, Kazuhiro Ishizaka, Minoru Saito, Toru Kimura, Naoki Aikawa
  • Publication number: 20200145581
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus, image processing apparatus and corresponding program and method are disclosed. In one example, a second captured image acquired from another apparatus is aligned with a first captured image. Image stabilization is carried out in response to a positional relation between the captured images. For example, when overlapping between the captured images is equal to or smaller than an image stabilization limitation threshold value, the image stabilization is stopped or a correction range is limited for at least one of the captured images. When the amount of overlapping is larger than the image stabilization limitation threshold value, the image stabilization for both of the captured images is carried out without limitation. The captured images are aligned with each other by using the captured image with limited image stabilization, or both captured images where stabilization is carried out without limitation, thereby producing a panoramic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Daisuke Tahara, Nobuho Ikeda, Atsushi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10636682
    Abstract: In a substrate processing apparatus, the inner peripheral edge of a second-cup canopy part radially opposes an outer peripheral surface of an opposing-member side wall part. This suppresses dispersion of processing liquids to above a cup part. A second-cup gap distance that is a radial distance between the outer peripheral surface of the opposing-member side wall part and the inner peripheral edge of the second-cup canopy part is greater than a holder gap distance that is a radial distance between the inner peripheral surface of the opposing-member side wall part and the outer peripheral surface of the substrate holder. This prevents or suppresses the possibility that, when a second processing liquid dispersed from a substrate is received by a second cup, the second processing liquid may be pushed downward by a downward airflow. Accordingly, a plurality of types of processing liquids will be separately received by a plurality of cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kikumoto, Masahiro Kimura, Shuichi Yasuda, Kazuhiro Fujita
  • Publication number: 20200108682
    Abstract: The bushing includes an outer cylinder, an inner cylinder, and an elastic body therebetween. The outer cylinder has a central recess portion recessed from the inner peripheral surface in the radial direction at the central portion in the axial direction, and the thickness of both end portions is thicker than the thickness of the central portion. The central recess portion is formed in a curved shape or having a curved and a straight shape. The inner cylinder has a central convex portion swelling from the outer peripheral surface in the radial direction at a position corresponding to the central recess portion. The maximum outer diameter of the central convex portion is larger than the minimum inner diameter of the inner peripheral surface of the outer cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Susumu SANO, Takahiko SHIGYO, Hiroki KIMURA, Masaya HIRAMATSU, Haruaki ISERI, Kazuhiro OKUYAMA, Hiroyuki OKAMOTO, Eiji OKADA, Naoki KURATA, Hiromi MIWADE, Tadashi YOSHIMURA, Ryo OGAWA, Tomohiro TUJI, Masayuki MOCHIZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200109760
    Abstract: The bushing includes an outer cylinder, an inner cylinder, and an elastic body therebetween. The outer cylinder has a central recess portion formed in a curved shape. The inner cylinder has a central convex portion being formed in a curved shape. A distance between a vertex of the central recess portion and the vertex of the central convex portion is smaller than a distance between a point other than the vertex of the central recess portion and a point at which a straight line extending from the point other than the vertex of the central recess portion to an intersection point of the perpendicular line and the axis of the inner cylinder intersects the central convex portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Susumu SANO, Takahiko SHIGYO, Hiroki KIMURA, Masaya HIRAMATSU, Haruaki ISERI, Kazuhiro OKUYAMA, Hiroyuki OKAMOTO, Eiji OKADA, Naoki KURATA, Hiromi MIWADE, Tadashi YOSHIMURA, Ryo OGAWA, Tomohiro TUJI, Masayuki MOCHIZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200089261
    Abstract: A current control device includes a target setting unit, a storage unit, an oil pressure ratio calculation unit, a specific current detection unit and a correction unit. The target setting unit adds a dither amplitude to a target current so that the current of the solenoid periodically changes at a dither cycle period longer than a PWM cycle period of the solenoid. The storage unit stores a stroke-current relationship between a stroke of the spool and the current of the solenoid. The oil pressure ratio calculation unit calculates an oil pressure ratio which is a value calculated by dividing an amplitude of the output oil pressure by an average value of the output oil pressure. The specific current detection unit detects a specific current based on the oil pressure ratio. The correction unit corrects the stroke-current relationship based on the specific stroke and the specific current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Masaaki KONO, Yusuke KIMURA, Fukuo KITAGAWA, Takahiro TOMEDA, Tadayoshi NAKASE, Shinichi KONDO, Kazuhiro SASAO, Masato ARAI, Motoyoshi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200088309
    Abstract: A spool valve unit includes a sleeve member having a high-pressure port and a low-pressure port, a spool member movably accommodated in the sleeve member in an axial direction, and a spring member for biasing the spool member in a first axial direction. The spool valve unit produces an intermediate fluid pressure to be outputted to an outside of the spool valve unit, when electromagnetic force is applied to the spool member so that the spool member is moved at a high speed between the high-pressure port and the low-pressure port. The spring member is composed of a non-linear spring, a biasing force of which is non-linearly changed with respect to a displacement of the spool member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Masaaki KONO, Takahiro TOMEDA, Fukuo KITAGAWA, Yusuke KIMURA, Tadayoshi NAKASE, Shinichi KONDO, Kazuhiro SASAO, Masato ARAI, Motoyoshi ANDO
  • Patent number: 10574884
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus, image processing apparatus and corresponding program and method are disclosed. In one example, a second captured image acquired from another apparatus is aligned with a first captured image. Image stabilization is carried out in response to a positional relation between the captured images. For example, when overlapping between the captured images is equal to or smaller than an image stabilization limitation threshold value, the image stabilization is stopped or a correction range is limited for at least one of the captured images. When the amount of overlapping is larger than the image stabilization limitation threshold value, the image stabilization for both of the captured images is carried out without limitation. The captured images are aligned with each other by using the captured image with limited image stabilization, or both captured images where stabilization is carried out without limitation, thereby producing a panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Daisuke Tahara, Nobuho Ikeda, Atsushi Kimura