Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Noda

Kazuhiro Noda 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: 10846846
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, a pattern inspection apparatus includes: a first sub-pixel interpolation processing circuitry configured to calculate a pixel value of a reference image corresponding to a position of each pixel of the inspection target image by performing an interpolation process using at least one pixel value of the reference image for each shift amount while variably and relatively shifting the inspection target image and the reference image by the unit of a sub-pixel using the reference image corresponding to the inspection target image; and an SSD calculation processing circuitry configured to calculate a sum of squared difference between each pixel value of the inspection target image and a corresponding pixel value of the reference image subjected to a filter process for the each shift amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Masataka Shiratsuchi, Riki Ogawa, Hideaki Hashimoto, Kazuhiro Nakashima, Ryoichi Hirano, Hideo Tsuchiya, Chosaku Noda
  • Publication number: 20200305997
    Abstract: A stopper according to one or more embodiments may include: a stopper body; and a rotation restriction portion provided at the stopper body and configured to restrict rotations of the drive transmission member. The stopper may be configured such that the rotation restriction portion restricts the rotations of the drive transmission member in a state where the stopper body is attached to the adaptor main body and the rotation restriction portion releases the restriction of the rotations of the drive transmission member in a state where the stopper body is detached from the adaptor main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji AGO, Kaoru TAKAHASHI, Yu USUKI, Shota BETSUGI, Tomoaki NODA, Yoshiaki TANAKA, Tetsuya NAKANISHI, Kazuhiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20200283567
    Abstract: A novel compound suitable as an epoxy curing catalyst; an epoxy curing catalyst using the compound; and a method for producing the compound. A compound represented by formula (1) in which Xm+ represents an m valent counter cation, R1 represents an aromatic group which may have a substituent; R2 represents an alkylene group which may have a substituent; R3 represents a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a mercapto group, a sulfide group, a silyl group, a silanol group, a nitro group, a nitroso group, a sulfonic acid ester group, a phosphino group, a phosphinyl group, a phosphonic acid ester group or an organic group; m represents an integer of 1 or more; n represents an integer of 0-3; and R2 may bond with R1 to form a cyclic structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kunihiro Noda, Hiroki CHISAKA, Issel SUZKI, Jiro JIKIDA, Dal SHOTA, Kieko HANANO, Kyohel ISHIDA, Tsutomu WATANABE, Kazuhiro UEHARA
  • Patent number: 10737319
    Abstract: A leakage of a molten metal is suppressed at the time of pouring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: SINTOKOGIO, LTD., UNIVERSITY OF YAMNASHI
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Noda, Yuta Sueki, Makio Suzuki, Kazuhiro Ota
  • Patent number: 10670618
    Abstract: Provided is an automated analysis device equipped with a lid opening/closing mechanism with which it is possible to selectively open or close lids of a plurality of reagent containers, as well as to close all of the lids of the plurality of reagent containers, regardless of their current open/closed state. Each of a plurality of hooks 102 rotatably linked to a hook base part 104 has: a claw portion 203 which, when oriented to engage with a lid 101, causes force to act on the lid 101 in the opening direction; a basal part 202 which, when oriented to engage with the lid 101, causes force to act on the lid in the closing direction; and a closing protrusion 201 which, when oriented not to engage with the lid 101, causes force to act on the lid in the closing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takushi Miyakawa, Kazuhiro Noda, Yukinori Sakashita
  • Patent number: 10605818
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to stably hold the lid of a reagent container in an open state without being influenced by reagent container lid opening and closing operations. An automated analyzer is provided with reagent containers 116-118, a cassette 100, a reagent container lid opening and closing mechanism, and a lid holding mechanism 131. The reagent containers 116-118 accommodate the reagent and have lids 101a-101c that pivot about a pivot point. The reagent containers 116-118 are mounted on the cassette 100. The reagent container lid opening and closing mechanism opens and closes the lids 101a-101c. The lid holding mechanism 131 holds the lids 101a opened by the reagent container lid opening and closing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Noda, Yukinori Sakashita, Takushi Miyakawa, Katsuhiro Kambara
  • Patent number: 10538242
    Abstract: When no diagnostic signal is detected, an activation determination operation unit 15B determines whether to activate a controlled object 16 based on the result of calculation (FSN information) by an FSN computation unit 14 and the vehicle state of the own vehicle input by a vehicle state input unit 13. An activation determination diagnosis unit 15C determines whether the activation determination operation unit 15B has properly performed an activation determination. When it is determined that the activation determination operation unit 15B has properly performed the activation determination, the control of the controlled object 16 based on the activation determination is permitted. When it is determined that the activation determination operation unit 15B has not properly performed the activation determination, the control of the controlled object 16 based on the activation determination is not permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Noda
  • Publication number: 20190292408
    Abstract: Provided is a chemical mechanical polishing composition to be used for forming a circuit board including a resin substrate on which a wiring layer containing copper or a copper alloy is provided, the chemical mechanical polishing composition including: (A) at least one selected from a group consisting of organic acids and salts thereof; (B) a phosphorus-containing compound; and (C) abrasive grains each having an absolute value of a zeta potential in the composition of 5 mV or more, wherein, when a content of the component (A) in the composition is represented by MA mass % and a content of the component (B) therein is represented by MB mass %, a ratio MA/MB of the content of the component (A) to the content of the component (B) ranges from 1 to 10, and wherein the chemical mechanical polishing composition has a pH value of from 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichirou KUNITANI, Kazuhiro TANAKA, Masahiro NODA, Tatsuya YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190292409
    Abstract: Provided is a chemical mechanical polishing composition to be used for forming a circuit board including a resin substrate on which a wiring layer containing copper or a copper alloy is provided, the chemical mechanical polishing composition including: (A) at least one selected from a group consisting of carboxyl group-containing organic acids and salts thereof; (B) a basic compound having a first acid dissociation constant (pKa) of 9 or more; and (C) abrasive grains, wherein the component (A) has a complex stability constant with copper of 5 or less, and wherein the chemical mechanical polishing composition has a pH value of from 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichirou KUNITANI, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Masahiro Noda, Tatsuya Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10274506
    Abstract: In the past, when centering the center of a liquid surface and fixation thereof proved difficult during mounting a container into an automatic analytical apparatus, there was sometimes the possibility that the accuracy of checking the liquid surface conditions and the pipetting precision could not be ensured. When this problem occurred, there was the possibility that the reliability of the analysis results would be diminished. Accordingly, an automatic analytical apparatus is provided with a probe for suctioning a liquid to be used in analysis, wherein the apparatus is provided with a transport apparatus for transporting a container accommodating the liquid, and a container-clamping apparatus for clamping the container transported by the transport apparatus. The container-clamping apparatus has a vibration suppression mechanism for retaining the clamped container with an elastic body, and a centering retention mechanism with which centering of the container center can be fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Noda, Yoichiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190094250
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automatic analysis device and an automatic specimen processing system having a component-rack supply mechanism that, in a state where a plurality of component racks each having a disposable component mounted thereon are stacked, separates only a component rack at the leading stage of the stack from the other component racks, and supplies the separated component rack to the automatic analysis device or the automatic specimen processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NODA, Tatsuya FUKUGAKI, Takahiro KUMAGAI
  • Publication number: 20190070030
    Abstract: This guide catheter includes a resin tube having an inner lumen through which a guide wire is insertable; a metal pipe attached to an inside of the tube to be coaxial with the tube; and a metal wire having a distal end portion welded to a region more distal than a proximal end of the pipe on an outer circumferential surface of the pipe. The pipe has a most proximal portion formed in a proximal end surface of the pipe, the most proximal portion is more proximal than other portions of the proximal end surface in a central axis direction of the pipe. A welding region of the wire welded to the pipe is formed on the outer circumferential surface of the pipe and a proximal end of the welding region is positioned apart from the most proximal portion of the pipe in the central axis direction of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro NODA
  • Publication number: 20180188275
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to stably hold the lid of a reagent container in an open state without being influenced by reagent container lid opening and closing operations. An automated analyzer is provided with reagent containers 116-118, a cassette 100, a reagent container lid opening and closing mechanism, and a lid holding mechanism 131. The reagent containers 116-118 accommodate the reagent and have lids 101a-101c that pivot about a pivot point. The reagent containers 116-118 are mounted on the cassette 100. The reagent container lid opening and closing mechanism opens and closes the lids 101a-101c. The lid holding mechanism 131 holds the lids 101a opened by the reagent container lid opening and closing mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NODA, Yukinori SAKASHITA, Takushi MIYAKAWA, Katsuhiro KAMBARA
  • Publication number: 20180148049
    Abstract: When no diagnostic signal is detected, an activation determination operation unit 15B determines whether to activate a controlled object 16 based on the result of calculation (FSN information) by an FSN computation unit 14 and the vehicle state of the own vehicle input by a vehicle state input unit 13. An activation determination diagnosis unit 15C determines whether the activation determination operation unit 15B has properly performed an activation determination. When it is determined that the activation determination operation unit 15B has properly performed the activation determination, the control of the controlled object 16 based on the activation determination is permitted. When it is determined that the activation determination operation unit 15B has not properly performed the activation determination, the control of the controlled object 16 based on the activation determination is not permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Noda
  • Publication number: 20180024154
    Abstract: Provided is an automated analysis device equipped with a lid opening/closing mechanism with which it is possible to selectively open or close lids of a plurality of reagent containers, as well as to close all of the lids of the plurality of reagent containers, regardless of their current open/closed state. Each of a plurality of hooks 102 rotatably linked to a hook base part 104 has: a claw portion 203 which, when oriented to engage with a lid 101, causes force to act on the lid 101 in the opening direction; a basal part 202 which, when oriented to engage with the lid 101, causes force to act on the lid in the closing direction; and a closing protrusion 201 which, when oriented not to engage with the lid 101, causes force to act on the lid in the closing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Takushi MIYAKAWA, Kazuhiro NODA, Yukinori SAKASHITA
  • Patent number: 9656363
    Abstract: A vertical machining center includes a base; a tilting rotary table, a tool spindle, a tilting shaft, a recessed area, a slide door, and an inner cover. The tilting rotary table is disposed on the base and configured to turn and tilt a table face of a rotary table. The tool spindle is rotatable about a vertical axis line and movable in an X axis direction, a Y axis direction, and a Z axis direction. The tilting shaft is disposed in the tilting rotary table and oriented in the Y axis direction. The recessed area is disposed on a front surface of the vertical machining center. The recessed area is adjacent to a support supporting the tilting shaft. The slide door is configured to cover the front surface. The inner cover is integral with the slide door. The inner cover is configured to cover the recessed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: YAMAZAKI MAZAK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Nishida, Kazuhiro Noda, Takehiro Toyoda
  • Patent number: 9592580
    Abstract: A machine tool includes a main machine, a pallet change unit, a main body cover, a machine entry door, an internal machine cover, and an internal entrance area. The main machine is configured to machine a workpiece. The pallet change unit is adjacent to the main machine. The main body cover is provided on the pallet change unit. The machine entry door is provided in the main body cover. The internal machine cover is connected to the machine entry door. The internal entrance area is defined by the machine entry door and the internal machine cover. The machine entry door and the internal machine cover are constructed to sweep the internal entrance area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: YAMAZAKI MAZAK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Nishida, Takeshi Yasuda, Kazuhiro Noda, Makoto Tahara
  • Patent number: 9500748
    Abstract: In a target recognition apparatus, a candidate detection section detects a target candidate, provided that a target exists in a basic detection area. A candidate addition section adds, regarding each target candidate detected in a folding area, a target candidate determined provided that the target candidate detected in the folding area is a virtual image, and a corresponding real image exists in an additional detection area. A tracking section determines, regarding each detected and added target candidate, presence/absence of a history connection with the target candidate detected in a past measurement cycle. A combination determination section determines, regarding each target candidate, presence/absence of a combination with an image target, based on whether or not an image target associated with the target candidate exists. A likelihood calculation section sets and updates a likelihood of a virtual image of the image target by using a determination result of the combination determination section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Noda
  • Publication number: 20160334431
    Abstract: In the past, when centering the center of a liquid surface and fixation thereof proved difficult during mounting a container into an automatic analytical apparatus, there was sometimes the possibility that the accuracy of checking the liquid surface conditions and the pipetting precision could not be ensured. When this problem occurred, there was the possibility that the reliability of the analysis results would be diminished. Accordingly, an automatic analytical apparatus is provided with a probe for suctioning a liquid to be used in analysis, wherein the apparatus is provided with a transport apparatus for transporting a container accommodating the liquid, and a container-clamping apparatus for clamping the container transported by the transport apparatus. The container-clamping apparatus has a vibration suppression mechanism for retaining the clamped container with an elastic body, and a centering retention mechanism with which centering of the container center can be fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NODA, Yoichiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20160158906
    Abstract: A vertical machining center includes a base; a tilting rotary table, a tool spindle, a tilting shaft, a recessed area, a slide door, and an inner cover. The tilting rotary table is disposed on the base and configured to turn and tilt a table face of a rotary table. The tool spindle is rotatable about a vertical axis line and movable in an X axis direction, a Y axis direction, and a Z axis direction. The tilting shaft is disposed in the tilting rotary table and oriented in the Y axis direction. The recessed area is disposed on a front surface of the vertical machining center. The recessed area is adjacent to a support supporting the tilting shaft. The slide door is configured to cover the front surface. The inner cover is integral with the slide door. The inner cover is configured to cover the recessed area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: Yamazaki Mazak Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi NISHIDA, Kazuhiro NODA, Takehiro TOYODA