Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Shimizu

Kazuhiro Shimizu 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: 20220352219
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a light detector includes a plurality of elements, a plurality of separation parts, a fourth semiconductor region, a fifth semiconductor region, a first interconnect, a first quenching part, and a second interconnect. The elements are located in a cell region and arranged. Each of the elements includes first, second, and third semiconductor regions. The second semiconductor region is located on the first semiconductor region. The third semiconductor region is located on the second semiconductor region. The separation parts are located respectively around the elements. The fourth semiconductor region is located around each of the separation parts. The fifth semiconductor region is located on the fourth semiconductor region. The first interconnect is electrically connected to the third semiconductor regions. The first quenching part is electrically connected to the first interconnect. The second interconnect is electrically connected to the fifth semiconductor region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Mariko SHIMIZU, Ikuo FUJIWARA, Keita SASAKI, Kazuaki OKAMOTO, Honam KWON, Kazuhiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220295363
    Abstract: A Policy Control Function (PCF) apparatus (34) receives information from a Network Exposure Function (NEF) apparatus (35) or an Application Function (AF) apparatus (41) and modifies based on the information a policy including an Index to RAT/Frequency Selection Priority (RFSP index). This can, for example, contribute to enabling a radio communication network to provide a User Equipment (UE) with a user plane path containing a radio connection in a specific cell based on a request from an AF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki TAMURA, Junya OKABE, Kazuhiro CHIBA, Kouji SHIMIZU, Tomoki NAKAGAWA, Takahiro AOKI
  • Publication number: 20220264679
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) (3) includes, in a Non-Access Stratum (NAS) message requesting establishment or modification of a protocol data unit (PDU) session, one or both of a first identifier representing a candidate secondary cell (12) for dual connectivity and a second identifier representing a frequency band in which the candidate secondary cell operates. The UE (3) sends the NAS message to a core network (30) via a radio access network (10). This can, for example, allow a radio communication network to provide a UE with a user plane path that includes a radio connection in a specific secondary cell of dual connectivity based on a request from the UE or an application function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki TAMURA, Junya OKABE, Kazuhiro CHIBA, Kouji SHIMIZU, Tomoki NAKAGAWA, Takahiro AOKI
  • Publication number: 20220248953
    Abstract: A slit lamp microscope of an aspect example includes a scanner, a controller, and an image set creation processor. The scanner is configured to scan an anterior segment of a subject's eye with slit light to collect an image group. The controller is configured to control the scanner to apply two or more scans to the anterior segment. The image set creation processor is configured to create an image set by selecting a series of images corresponding to a scan area from two or more image groups collected by the scanner in the two or more scans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi SHIMIZU, Kazuhiro OMORI, Hisashi TSUKADA
  • Publication number: 20220223749
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a light detector includes a junction region, a first insulating portion, and a quenching part. The junction region includes a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type and a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type. The second semiconductor region is provided on the first semiconductor region and forms a p-n junction surface with the first semiconductor region. The first insulating portion has an inclined surface inclined with respect to a first direction perpendicular to the p-n junction surface and includes void. The inclined surface is provided at a same height as at least a portion of the junction region and crosses the second direction from the junction region toward the first insulating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Honam KWON, Mariko SHIMIZU, Kazuaki OKAMOTO, Kazuhiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220223889
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor that: acquires movement information related to a movement of a moving body from the moving body including a fuel cell using hydrogen fuel as a power source of the moving body, a storage unit for storing hot water discharged from the fuel cell, and a tub for using the hot water discharged from the storage unit; acquires destination information related to a destination of the moving body from the moving body or a terminal of a user who uses the moving body; and acquires set values of a water amount and a water temperature of the hot water stored in the storage unit from the moving body, generates schedule information related to traveling of the moving body based on the movement information, the destination information, and the set values, and outputs the schedule information to the moving body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato EHARA, Kazuhiro SHIMIZU, Satoshi TANABE, Nanae TAKADA, Naohiro SEO
  • Publication number: 20220223631
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a light detector includes a plurality of elements. Each of the elements includes a first semiconductor region, a second semiconductor region, and a third semiconductor region. The second semiconductor region is located on the first semiconductor region and has a higher first-conductivity-type impurity concentration than the first semiconductor region. The third semiconductor region is located on the second semiconductor region. The elements are arranged at a first period in a second direction crossing a first direction. The first direction is from the first semiconductor region toward the second semiconductor region. A quenching part is electrically connected with the third semiconductor region. Multiple lenses are located respectively on the elements. One of the lenses is positioned on one of the elements. A refracting layer is located between the elements and the lenses. The refracting layer has a first thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kazuaki OKAMOTO, Honam KWON, Mariko SHIMIZU, Kazuhiro SUZUKI, Keita SASAKI, Ikuo FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20220224112
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor configured to: acquire renewable power generation information from a renewable energy power generation server; acquire at least one of hydrogen power generation information from a hydrogen power generation server and fuel cell information; acquire grid power generation information from a grid power generation server; acquire electric power information from each of a plurality of consumer facilities in a predetermined area, the electric power information being regarding an amount of electric power consumed by the consumer facility; and generate proposal information including information on a type of electric power supplied to a predetermined consumer facility based on at least one of the renewable power generation information, the hydrogen power generation information, and the fuel cell information, the grid power generation information, and a plurality of pieces of the electric power information, and output the proposal information to the predetermined con
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato EHARA, Kazuhiro SHIMIZU, Satoshi TANABE, Nanae TAKADA, Naohiro SEO
  • Patent number: 11385702
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a processing unit; a detection sensor which detects the motion from an object within a detection range defined by predetermined detection angle of view and detection distance, and outputs a detection signal; a first detection control unit which outputs first information based on a detection signal corresponding to a first detection angle of view; and a second detection control unit which sets a second detection angle of view different from the first detection angle of view, acquires second information based on a detection signal corresponding to the second detection angle of view, and outputs the second information to the processing unit, wherein the processing unit sets respective detection distances of the first information and the second information to a first detection distance and a second detection distance to make conditions related to the detection distance different between the first information and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kosugi, Masashi Nishio, Eri Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11387231
    Abstract: The semiconductor device that supplies a charging current to a bootstrap capacitor includes a semiconductor layer, an N+-type diffusion region, an N-type diffusion region, a P+-type diffusion region, a P-type diffusion region, an N+-type diffusion region, a source electrode, a drain electrode, a back gate electrode, and a gate electrode. The N+-type diffusion region and the N-type diffusion region are electrically connected to a first electrode of the bootstrap capacitor. The N+-type diffusion region is supplied with a power supply voltage. The source electrode is connected to the N+-type diffusion region and is supplied with the power supply voltage. The back gate electrode is connected to a region separated from the N+-type diffusion region and is grounded. The breakdown voltage between the source electrode and the back gate electrode is greater than the power supply voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimizu, Yuji Kawasaki, Toshihiro Imasaka, Manabu Yoshino
  • Publication number: 20220212673
    Abstract: To provide a lane shape recognition system and a lane shape recognition method which can determine an effective range of the approximated curve corresponding to the lane shape. A lane shape recognition system and a lane shape recognition method detects relative positions of a series of marks or objects which are continuously arranged in front of an own vehicle, with respect to the own vehicle; calculates a curve which approximates the relative positions of the series of marks or objects with respect to the own vehicle; and when a plurality of curves are calculated, mutually compare shapes of plurality of curves and determines the curves corresponding to the lane shape and the effective range of the curves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide SATAKE, Fumiaki TAKAGI, Yuji SHIMIZU, Kazuhiro NISHIWAKI
  • Publication number: 20220203480
    Abstract: This laser processing device is provided with a laser radiating unit which forms a processed groove extending in a scanning direction on a workpiece, by subjecting the workpiece to laser processing while scanning the surface of the workpiece, and a nozzle portion which has a plurality of ejection holes arranged side by side in the scanning direction, and which ejects a gas toward the processed groove from each of the ejection holes. With this laser processing device, since a plume is eliminated by ejecting gas into the processed groove by means of the nozzle portion, the formation of a heat affected layer by the plume can be suppressed to an even greater extent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuhiro YOSHIDA, Yoshinao KOMATSU, Saneyuki GOYA, Akiko INOUE, Yasuyuki FUJIYA, Ryuichi NARITA, Masahiko SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20220194259
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor having hardware. The processor is configured to create, upon acquiring a charging signal indicating that an electric moving vehicle autonomously moving by power stored in a battery requires charging of the battery, or determining that the charging is required, based on a predetermined task additionally set to the electric moving vehicle, schedule information including a travel schedule that enables the electric moving vehicle to travel to a charging station where the battery is to be charged and to perform the task, and output the schedule information to the electric moving vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato EHARA, Kazuhiro SHIMIZU, Satoshi TANABE, Nanae TAKADA, Naohiro SEO
  • Publication number: 20220187080
    Abstract: A processor acquires path information and stores the path information in a storage unit, determines whether or not the moving body is in a lost state based on the path information from the storage unit, and generates and outputs route information that guides the moving body to a predetermined place when the moving body is determined to be in the lost state. The processor acquires the path information as an input parameter, inputs the path information to a determination learning model, and outputs whether or not the moving body is in the lost state as an output parameter. The model is a learning model generated by machine learning using an input and output data set in which path information is used as an input parameter for learning and a determination result of whether or not path information is in the lost state is used as an output parameter for learning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato EHARA, Kazuhiro SHIMIZU, Satoshi TANABE, Nanae TAKADA, Naohiro SEO
  • Publication number: 20220185318
    Abstract: An information processing device is provided with a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to: acquire image information acquired by capturing an image of an item collected by a moving body and store the image information in a storage unit; determine whether the item in the image information read from the storage unit is waste; when the processor determines that the item is not waste, output an instruction signal for keeping the item in the moving body and output information related to the item based on the image information; and when user identification information associated with the information related to the item exists in the storage unit, output an instruction signal for moving to a predetermined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato EHARA, Kazuhiro SHIMIZU, Satoshi TANABE, Nanae TAKADA, Naohiro SEO
  • Publication number: 20220188730
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor including hardware. The processor: predicts a power generation amount of a next day and derive a predicted value of the power generation amount based on the weather information and the power generation information in the solar power generation facility; predicts a demand amount of electric power to be used in the predetermined area on the next day and derives a predicted value of the demand amount based on the weather information in the predetermined area; and outputs a request signal for requesting distribution of a distributed item from an outside of the predetermined area to the predetermined area based on the predicted value of the power generation amount and the predicted value of the demand amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato EHARA, Kazuhiro SHIMIZU, Satoshi TANABE, Nanae TAKADA, Naohiro SEO
  • Publication number: 20220119652
    Abstract: There is provided a decorative sheet composed of a multilayer structure having an intermediate layer and a protective layer on a surface of a cork sheet, wherein a decolorized cork layer is formed on the surface of the cork sheet in contact with the intermediate layer; the intermediate layer is a coated film formed by drying an aqueous emulsion; the protective layer comprises an ultraviolet absorbing layer made of a resin composition containing an ultraviolet absorbing agent; and the surface of the protective layer is a design surface. Such a decorative sheet has excellent light resistance and fastness to rubbing, and also maintains an appearance peculiar to cork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: UCHIYAMA MANUFACTURING CORP.
    Inventors: Mari KAWATA, Tomohisa YAMAMOTO, Kazuhiro SHIMIZU, Yuki NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210226003
    Abstract: A high withstand voltage isolation region has a first diffusion layer of a second conductivity type formed on a principal surface of a semiconductor substrate. The high withstand voltage MOS has a second diffusion layer of the second conductivity type formed on the principal surface of the semiconductor substrate. A low side circuit region has a third diffusion layer of a first conductivity type formed on the principal surface of the semiconductor substrate. A fourth diffusion layer of the first conductivity type having a higher impurity concentration than the semiconductor substrate is formed on the principal surface of the semiconductor substrate exposed between the first diffusion layer and the second diffusion layer. The fourth diffusion layer extends from the high side circuit region to the low side circuit region and does not contact the third diffusion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu YOSHINO, Kazuhiro SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210202694
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor device including: an N-type diffusion layer being a second region, formed in a surface portion of a P-type diffusion layer being a first region, to function as a RESURF region; an N-type buried diffusion layer being a third region formed in a bottom portion of the second region, close to a high-side circuit; and a MOSFET using the second region as a drift layer. The MOSFET includes a thermal oxide film formed between an N-type diffusion layer being a fourth region serving as a drain region and an N-type diffusion layer being a sixth region serving as a source region, and an N-type diffusion layer being a seventh region formed below the thermal oxide film. The seventh region has an end portion close to a low-side circuit, being closer to the low-side circuit than an end portion of the third region close to the low-side circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro IMASAKA, Kazuhiro SHIMIZU, Manabu YOSHINO, Yuji KAWASAKI
  • Patent number: 11041572
    Abstract: An annular valve in which the shape of a sealing surface of a valve body is optimized thus suppressing the occurrence of pressure loss in gas on the periphery of the sealing surface and extending the service life of the annular valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Masaru Fujinami, Hirofumi Himei, Tsukasa Suzuki, Kazuhiro Shimizu, Shuji Ishihara, Kazuki Takizawa, Kouichi Takemoto