Patents by Inventor Kazuo Higuchi

Kazuo Higuchi 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: 20200258682
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a capacitor includes a conductive substrate, a conductive layer, a dielectric layer, and first and second external electrodes. The conductive substrate has a first main surface provided with recess(s), a second main surface, and an end face extending between edges of the first and second main surfaces. The conductive layer covers the first main surface and side walls and bottom surfaces of the recess(s). The dielectric layer is interposed between the conductive substrate and the conductive layer. The first external electrode includes a first electrode portion facing the end face and is electrically connected to the conductive layer. The second external electrode includes a second electrode portion facing the end face and is electrically connected to the conductive substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Keiichiro MATSUO, Susumu Obata, Mitsuo Sano, Kazuhito Higuchi, Kazuo Shimokawa
  • Publication number: 20200235200
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a capacitor includes a conductive substrate, a conductive layer, and a dielectric layer. The conductive substrate has a first main surface and a second main surface and is provided with a plurality of recesses on the first main surface. The conductive substrate is further provided with a plurality of holes in one or more portions each sandwiched between two adjacent ones of the recesses such that a region on a side of the first main surface has a larger porosity than a region on a side of the second main surface. The conductive layer covers the first main surface, side walls and bottom surfaces of the recesses, and walls of the holes. The dielectric layer is interposed between the conductive substrate and the conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Susumu OBATA, Keiichiro MATSUO, Mitsuo SANO, Kazuhito HIGUCHI, Kazuo SHIMOKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200196724
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a self-standing housing body solving a typical program and stably standing as a penholder. Specifically, the self-standing housing body according to the present invention is a self-standing housing body including a housing portion having a main housing space surrounded by a bottom surface and side surfaces standing from the bottom surface, and a lid portion having a sub-housing space surrounded by an upper surface and side surfaces standing from the upper surface. An upper side of one side surface of the housing portion and a lower side of one side surface of the lid portion form a joint portion, and about the joint portion as a rotation axis, the lid portion is rotatably joined to the housing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoyuki HIGUCHI, Kazuo ITOI
  • Publication number: 20200098582
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a method of forming a porous layer includes forming a porous layer containing a noble metal on a surface made of a semiconductor by displacement plating. The plating solution used in the displacement plating contains a noble metal source, hydrogen fluoride, and an adjusting agent adjusting a pH value or zeta potential. The noble metal source produces an ion containing the noble metal in water. The plating solution has a pH value in a range of 1 to 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Mitsuo SANO, Keiichiro Matsuo, Susumu Obata, Kazuhito Higuchi, Kazuo Shimokawa
  • Publication number: 20200051873
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, in a processing system and determining method, a X-ray intensity of character X-rays generated by irradiating a catalytic layer of a noble metal formed on a surface of a substrate with X-rays is detected. In the processing system and the determining method, either the detected X-ray intensity or a parameter calculated using the X-ray intensity is obtained as a determination parameter. In the processing system and the determining method, based at least on the determination parameter, whether or not the catalytic layer has been formed into a state suitable for etching the surface of the substrate is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Mitsuo SANO, Keiichiro MATSUO, Susumu OBATA, Kazuhito HIGUCHI, Kazuo SHIMOKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190328358
    Abstract: The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to a present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to: acquire at least one of optical image data and sound data as data related to a confirmation item corresponding to a disorder name of a subject or an examination type for an ultrasonic scan; associate the ultrasonic image data acquired by the ultrasonic scan with the data related to the confirmation item; and store the association in a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigemitsu NAKAYA, Jiro HIGUCHI, Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Atsushi NAKAI, Kazuo TEZUKA, Yoshitaka MINE, Shunsuke SATOH
  • Publication number: 20190252199
    Abstract: An etching method according to an embodiment includes forming an uneven structure including a projection on a surface of a semiconductor substrate; forming a catalyst layer including a noble metal on the surface selectively at a top surface of the projection; and supplying an etchant to the catalyst layer to cause an etching of the semiconductor substrate with an assist from the noble metal as a catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Keiichiro MATSUO, Susumu OBATA, Mitsuo SANO, Kazuhito HIGUCHI, Kazuo SHIMOKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190239861
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry configured to select at least one heartbeat from among a plurality of heartbeats based on a heartbeat selection condition, generate a highlight image in which a range corresponding to the selected heartbeat is emphasized, and display an electrocardiographic waveform corresponding to the heartbeats, an ultrasonic image corresponding to the electrocardiographic waveform, and the highlight image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Atsushi Nakai, Shigemitsu Nakaya, Jiro Higuchi, Kazuo Tezuka, Yoshitaka Mine
  • Publication number: 20190175728
    Abstract: A nucleic acid-antigen peptide conjugate is described that is capable of forming a complex with polysaccharides that have a ?-1,3-glucan skeleton, such as schizophyllan, and which can efficiently present the antigen peptide in an antigen-presenting cell. A conjugate bonded, via a linker added to polydeoxyadenine and a disulfide bond, to an N-terminal cysteine residue of an antigen peptide that has eight or more amino acid residues having a cysteine residue at the N-terminal is capable of forming a complex with polysaccharides that have a ?-1,3-glucan skeleton, and can efficiently present the antigen peptide in an antigen-presenting cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichi MOCHIZUKI, Kazuo SAKURAI, Sadaharu HIGUCHI, Hironori ANDO
  • Publication number: 20150086092
    Abstract: A medical diagnostic imaging apparatus includes an execution unit configured to execute a plurality of imaging protocols included in an examination; and a display control unit configured to display a first screen and a second screen, where the first screen selectably displays a plurality of image datasets collected based on the respective imaging protocols after execution of the plurality of imaging protocols as well as extracts and displays postprocessing applications applicable to individual ones of the image datasets while the second screen is brought up by transitioning from the first screen and used to perform postprocessing of the image datasets, wherein when an application associated with a predetermined image dataset is selected on the first screen, the display control unit starts the selected application and transitions from the first screen to the second screen to perform postprocessing of the predetermined image dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu ITADA, Shinichi UCHIZONO, Kazuo HIGUCHI, Takuya FUJIMAKI
  • Patent number: 8433118
    Abstract: A medical image-processing apparatus includes a display unit configured to display a plurality of medical images obtained at different imaging positions, a setting unit configured to set a point of interest on each of the medical images in accordance with an operation of an operator, an alignment unit configured to align the medical images on the display unit, with the points of interest on the medical images made to coincide with each other, and a post-processing unit configured to perform post processing concerning the medical images aligned by the alignment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Higuchi
  • Patent number: 8371393
    Abstract: An electric stapler is operated by a paper bundle pinching step of relatively moving a table part and a driver unit and also pinching a paper bundle; a staple separation step of folding a staple into U-shape by a forming plate and also separating the folded U-shape staple from a staple sheet by moving a driver; a penetration step of penetrating legs of the staple into the paper bundle by further moving the driver; a clinch step of inward folding the legs by a clinch device; and a paper bundle releasing step. A relative movement of the table part and the driver unit, the forming plate, the driver, and the clinch device are powered by a single motor. A driving speed of the motor in the steps excluding the penetration step and the clinch step is slower than the driving speed of the motor in the penetration step and the clinch step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Higuchi, Masashi Shimamura
  • Patent number: 8348121
    Abstract: A staple leg cutting mechanism includes a fixed cutter interposed between staple legs penetrated through binding sheets and a pair of movable cutters disposed movable from the outside of the staple legs to the inside thereof, and a clincher mechanism that includes a pair of movable clinchers, respectively disposed on the lower surface side of their associated movable cutters. The staple legs penetrated through the binding sheets are formed in an inwardly curved manner by the movable clinchers and are then guided into and between the movable cutters and fixed cutter. The movable cutters are moved from the outside of the staple legs to the inside thereof to cut the leading end portions of the staple legs, and the staple legs are bent along the binding sheets by the movable clinchers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kishi, Toshio Shimizu, Kazuo Higuchi
  • Patent number: 8128202
    Abstract: A nozzle plate includes: a nozzle for discharging a liquid as droplets; a liquid-repellent film suppressing attachment of the droplets on one surface of the nozzle plate; and a first bonding film formed on the other surface of the nozzle plate and bonded with a substrate. In the nozzle plate, the liquid-repellent film includes a first plasma polymerized film having a Si skeleton, which includes a siloxane (Si—O) bond and has a random atomic structure, and an elimination group bonded with the Si skeleton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhide Matsuo, Kenji Otsuka, Kazuo Higuchi, Kosuke Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 8029111
    Abstract: A droplet ejection head comprises: a substrate having first through-holes forming reservoir chambers, a second through-hole forming a supply chamber, and a bonding film on one surface; a nozzle plate having nozzles for ejecting ejection liquid and one surface contacting the bonding film, the nozzle plate is bonded to the substrate through the bonding film to cover the first through-holes and the second through-hole; a sealing plate on another surface of the substrate covering the first through-holes, one surface of the sealing plate contacting the substrate's another surface; and piezoelectric means on another surface of the sealing plate for driving the droplet ejection head. The bonding film containing an Si-skeleton constituted of constituent atoms containing silicon atoms, with siloxane (Si—O) bonds and elimination groups bonded to the silicon atoms, the constituent atoms being randomly bonded together, and the elimination groups existing near a surface of the bonding film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhide Matsuo, Kenji Otsuka, Kazuo Higuchi, Kosuke Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 8029110
    Abstract: A droplet ejection head comprises: a substrate having first through-holes forming reservoir chambers, a second through-hole forming a supply chamber, and a bonding film on one surface; a nozzle plate having nozzles for ejecting ejection liquid and a second bonding film on one surface, the first and second films being bonded together to cover the first through-holes and the second through-hole; a sealing plate on another surface of the substrate covering the first through-holes, one surface of the sealing plate contacting the substrate's another surface; and piezoelectric means on another surface of the sealing plate for driving the droplet ejection head. The bonding films contain an Si-skeleton of constituent atoms containing silicon atoms, with siloxane (Si—O) bonds and elimination groups bonded to the silicon atoms, the constituent atoms being randomly bonded together, and the elimination groups existing near a surface of the bonding films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhide Matsuo, Kenji Otsuka, Kazuo Higuchi, Kosuke Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 7946462
    Abstract: A slide frame is mounted on a driver unit that can be vertically reversed on a base frame. A guide pin disposed in the slide frame engages with a concave portion of a cam plate portion formed in the base frame. When a fixation releasing handle of the driver unit is operated, a lever pushes the slide frame to slide the slide frame and the guide pin is deviated from the concave portion to rotate the driver unit. In a state where the driver unit is fixed in a regular posture, since the guide pin is pushing a switch lever, the detection switch is kept turned ON and thus an electric stapler is in an operable state. When the driver unit is rotated, the switch lever is released from the press of the guide pin and the detection switch is turned OFF, thereby cutting off the power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Higuchi, Tomokazu Matsui, Futoshi Kameda
  • Publication number: 20110114694
    Abstract: A staple leg cutting mechanism 5 is composed of a fixed cutter 6 interposed between staple legs S1 penetrated through binding sheets and a pair of movable cutters 7 disposed movable from the outside of the staple legs S1 to the inside thereof, and a clincher mechanism 10 is composed of a pair of movable clinchers 11 respectively disposed on the lower surface side of their associated movable cutters 7, whereby the staple legs S1 penetrated through the binding sheets are formed in an inwardly curved manner by the movable clinchers 11 and are then guided into and between the movable cutters 7 and fixed cutter 6, the movable cutters 7 are moved from the outside of the staple legs S1 to the inside thereof to thereby cut the leading end portions of the staple legs S1, and the staple legs S1 are bent along the binding sheets by the movable clinchers 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kishi, Toshio Shimizu, Kazuo Higuchi
  • Patent number: 7922056
    Abstract: A stapler 1 is provided with a cutter unit 12 for cutting a leading end portion of a staple leg projected to a back face side of sheets. A staple cartridge 20 containing a number of staples is formed with a chip containing portion 23 for containing a chip of the staple leg. The chip of the staple leg cut by the cutter unit 12 is guided into the chip containing portion 23 of the staple cartridge 20 by a chute 22 formed on the cutter unit 12. The chip of the staple leg is collected in the staple cartridge 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kishi, Toshio Shimizu, Katsuya Hakozaki, Kazuo Higuchi
  • Patent number: 7922060
    Abstract: A staple leg cutting mechanism 5 is composed of a fixed cutter 6 interposed between staple legs S1 penetrated through binding sheets and a pair of movable cutters 7 disposed movable from the outside of the staple legs S1 to the inside thereof, and a clincher mechanism 10 is composed of a pair of movable clinchers 11 respectively disposed on the lower surface side of their associated movable cutters 7, whereby the staple legs S1 penetrated through the binding sheets are formed in an inwardly curved manner by the movable clinchers 11 and are then guided into and between the movable cutters 7 and fixed cutter 6, the movable cutters 7 are moved from the outside of the staple legs S1 to the inside thereof to thereby cut the leading end portions of the staple legs S1, and the staple legs S1 are bent along the binding sheets by the movable clinchers 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kishi, Toshio Shimizu, Kazuo Higuchi