Patents by Inventor Kei Matsuoka

Kei Matsuoka 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: 20200086323
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for maintaining a liquid membrane includes a liquid supply mechanism which supplies a liquid to the liquid membrane for wetting a biological substance and a liquid discharge mechanism which discharges the liquid in the liquid membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Sadato HONGO, Atsunobu Isobayashi, Yoshiaki Sugizaki, Kei Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20190290683
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition that can improve the survival time and the survival rate of a patient after onset of hemorrhagic shock. The present invention provides a gaseous pharmaceutical composition comprising hydrogen gas for improving and/or stabilizing circulatory dynamics after onset of hemorrhagic shock. The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention can be administered when blood transfusion therapy cannot be given, and can increase the survival rate after onset of hemorrhagic shock or extend the survival time compared to when the pharmaceutical composition of the present invention is not administered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicants: Keio University, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru SUZUKI, Tadashi MATSUOKA, Tomoyoshi TAMURA, Kei HAYASHIDA, Matoaki SANO
  • Patent number: 10384890
    Abstract: A paper feeding device of an embodiment includes a paper feed tray, a blower, and a flow regulating member. A paper bundle in which a plurality of sheets of paper are stacked can be placed on the paper feed tray. The blower is positioned next to the paper bundle placed on the paper feed tray. The blower can generate airflow. The flow regulating member is positioned above the paper bundle placed on the paper feed tray. The airflow from the blower causes the flow regulating member to generate a negative pressure between the flow regulating member and the uppermost sheet of paper of the paper bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Matsuoka, Shinichi Tatsuta, Shunsuke Hattori, Takamitsu Sunaoshi, Yusuke Hashizume, Masakazu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190106284
    Abstract: A paper feeding device of an embodiment includes a paper feed tray, a blower, and a flow regulating member. A paper bundle in which a plurality of sheets of paper are stacked can be placed on the paper feed tray. The blower is positioned next to the paper bundle placed on the paper feed tray. The blower can generate airflow. The flow regulating member is positioned above the paper bundle placed on the paper feed tray. The airflow from the blower causes the flow regulating member to generate a negative pressure between the flow regulating member and the uppermost sheet of paper of the paper bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Kei MATSUOKA, Shinichi TATSUTA, Shunsuke HATTORI, Takamitsu SUNAOSHI, Yusuke HASHIZUME, Masakazu IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180330758
    Abstract: An information processing device is provided with: an image meaning judgment section classifying and judging an inputted image as having a particular meaning by classifying characteristics of the image itself and referring to a database; an audio meaning judgment section classifying and judging an inputted audio as having a particular meaning by classifying characteristics of the audio itself and referring to a database; and an association control section outputting the inputted image and the inputted audio acquired at different timings mutually in association with each other on the basis of each of judgment results of the image meaning judgment section and the audio meaning judgment section; and the information processing device is capable of, even if an image without a corresponding audio or an audio without a corresponding image is inputted, outputting the image and the audio in association with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao TAKASU, Kei MATSUOKA, Yukari OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10102880
    Abstract: An information processing device is provided with: an image meaning judgment section classifying and judging an inputted image as having a particular meaning by classifying characteristics of the image itself and referring to a database; an audio meaning judgment section classifying and judging an inputted audio as having a particular meaning by classifying characteristics of the audio itself and referring to a database; and an association control section outputting the inputted image and the inputted audio acquired at different timings mutually in association with each other on the basis of each of judgment results of the image meaning judgment section and the audio meaning judgment section; and the information processing device is capable of, even if an image without a corresponding audio or an audio without a corresponding image is inputted, outputting the image and the audio in association with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Takasu, Kei Matsuoka, Yukari Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10095088
    Abstract: An optical apparatus includes a housing including an opening for letting a light flux pass through a first window member configured to let the light flux pass through, and to cover the opening, a second window member, overlapped with and fixed to the first window member, configured to let the light flux pass through, and a sealing member that is made of a stretchable material, and that is provided along an outer edge of the first window member or the second window member so as to form a sealed space portion between the first window member and the second window member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Matsumura, Yukari Takahashi, Kei Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10088522
    Abstract: An apparatus according to embodiments detects locations of faults in a multilayer semiconductor (MLS). The apparatus comprises a laser source that outputs a laser beam, an optical system that directs the laser beam selectively onto a target region in the MLS to generate an irradiated zone in the MLS, a stage and a scanner that control a relative position between the irradiated zone and the MLS so that the irradiated zone moves along the target region, a controller system that measures electrical signals or electrical signal changes induced by a temperature increase in the MLS, and identifies a location of the target region and locations of faults in the MLS based on the measured electrical signal or the measured electrical signal changes. The target region is made of a material of which thermal conductivity is higher than that of a material around the target region and has a structure penetrating from shallow layers to deep layers of the MLS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juan Felipe Torres, Kei Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 9989833
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes: a light-guiding portion including a light-introducing opening through which light is introduced from a light-emitting portion of an image pickup apparatus, a reflective surface that reflects light introduced from the light-introducing opening toward an image pickup optical axis of the image pickup apparatus, and a diffusion portion that diffuses the light reflected by the reflective surface toward an object as diffused light; and a reflective body including an opening portion allowing an image pickup opening of the image pickup apparatus to be exposed, and a reflective portion provided around the opening portion and including a reflective surface formed to expand from the opening portion toward the object, wherein the diffusion portion is disposed at a part of the reflective portion and the reflective body includes a wall portion extending to the object side at a boundary between the opening portion and the diffusion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Matsuoka, Hitoshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20180152626
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a plurality of operating parts and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to invalidate an operation input with respect to a specific function among a plurality of functions assigned to the plurality of operating parts, according to a prescribed operation made by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Kei MATSUOKA, Yoshitaka TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20170357145
    Abstract: An optical apparatus includes a housing including an opening for letting a light flux pass through a first window member configured to let the light flux pass through, and to cover the opening, a second window member, overlapped with and fixed to the first window member, configured to let the light flux pass through, and a sealing member that is made of a stretchable material, and that is provided along an outer edge of the first window member or the second window member so as to form a sealed space portion between the first window member and the second window member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Naoki MATSUMURA, Yukari TAKAHASHI, Kei MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20170242320
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes: a light-guiding portion including a light-introducing opening through which light is introduced from a light-emitting portion of an image pickup apparatus, a reflective surface that reflects light introduced from the light-introducing opening toward an image pickup optical axis of the image pickup apparatus, and a diffusion portion that diffuses the light reflected by the reflective surface toward an object as diffused light; and a reflective body including an opening portion allowing an image pickup opening of the image pickup apparatus to be exposed, and a reflective portion provided around the opening portion and including a reflective surface formed to expand from the opening portion toward the object, wherein the diffusion portion is disposed at a part of the reflective portion and the reflective body includes a wall portion extending to the object side at a boundary between the opening portion and the diffusion portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Kei MATSUOKA, Hitoshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20170074928
    Abstract: An apparatus according to embodiments detects locations of faults in a multilayer semiconductor (MLS). The apparatus comprises a laser source that outputs a laser beam, an optical system that directs the laser beam selectively onto a target region in the MLS to generate an irradiated zone in the MLS, a stage and a scanner that control a relative position between the irradiated zone and the MLS so that the irradiated zone moves along the target region, a controller system that measures electrical signals or electrical signal changes induced by a temperature increase in the MLS, and identifies a location of the target region and locations of faults in the MLS based on the measured electrical signal or the measured electrical signal changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Juan Felipe TORRES, Kei MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20150083199
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a photovoltaic power generation system includes a photovoltaic array group and a windbreak. The photovoltaic array group includes a plurality of photovoltaic arrays, each of the photovoltaic arrays including a plurality of solar panels and a support structure which supports the solar panels. The windbreak is arranged behind the photovoltaic array group and includes a curved surface configured to guide at least some of a wind, which blows from a back side of the photovoltaic array group toward the photovoltaic array group, to an upper side of the photovoltaic array group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Tomohiko JIMBO, Biswas DEBASISH, Kei MATSUOKA, Yoshiaki HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20150083198
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a photovoltaic power generation system includes a photovoltaic array group and a windbreak. The photovoltaic array group includes a plurality of photovoltaic arrays, each of the photovoltaic arrays including a plurality of solar panels and a support structure which supports the solar panels. The windbreak is arranged at least partly around the photovoltaic array group and includes a plurality of windbreaker elements, each of the windbreaker having a horizontal section of an airfoil shape or a plurality of windbreaker elements each formed by combining a plurality of flat plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Tomohiko JIMBO, Biswas DEBASISH, Kei MATSUOKA, Yoshiaki HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20150061428
    Abstract: An axial gap-type power generator in an embodiment includes a rotor provided with a magnet and a stator provided with a coil, the rotor and the stator being arranged via a gap in an axial direction of a rotation shaft. Further, a blade is installed at the rotor and the blade generates a cooling wind by rotation of the rotor. Here, the blade is installed at the rotor so that the cooling wind flows through the gap between the rotor and the stator from an inside to an outside in a radial direction of the rotation shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomohiko JIMBO, Kei Matsuoka, Yasuo Kabata, Asako Inomata, Yoshihiro Taniyama
  • Publication number: 20150043884
    Abstract: An information processing device is provided with: an image meaning judgment section classifying and judging an inputted image as having a particular meaning by classifying characteristics of the image itself and referring to a database; an audio meaning judgment section classifying and judging an inputted audio as having a particular meaning by classifying characteristics of the audio itself and referring to a database; and an association control section outputting the inputted image and the inputted audio acquired at different timings mutually in association with each other on the basis of each of judgment results of the image meaning judgment section and the audio meaning judgment section; and the information processing device is capable of, even if an image without a corresponding audio or an audio without a corresponding image is inputted, outputting the image and the audio in association with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventors: Takao TAKASU, Kei MATSUOKA, Yukari OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8877405
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly containing an anode and a cathode which are disposed opposite to one another via an electrolytic membrane; an anode channel plate adjacent to the anode and supplying a prescribed fuel to the anode; and a cathode channel plate adjacent to the cathode, supplying air to the cathode and containing a platy member which is elongated in a direction different from a supplying direction of the air to the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuusuke Sato, Kei Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20140060794
    Abstract: A disclosure describes a heat storage apparatus to store heat generated by a heat generator via a medium includes: a first circuit closed to circulate the medium therethrough in a direction; a heat exchanger to exchange the heat; a heat storage tank including a phase change material to exchange heat with the medium; a first measurement unit to measure a temperature of the medium; a cooling unit to cool the medium when the temperature of the medium is higher than a predetermined target temperature and to set the temperature of the medium to be approximately equal to the target temperature; a count unit to count an elapsed time from when the phase change material exchanges heat with the medium and starts a phase change; and a determination unit to determine whether the phase change material is allowed to be supercooled or not based on the elapsed time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ena ISHII, Mitsunobu YOSHIDA, Kei MATSUOKA, Ryosuke YAGI
  • Publication number: 20130074533
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an air conditioning system includes a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, a switching valve, an evaporator, a pump, a radiator, and a heat storage unit. The switching valve performs switching so that a first heat medium flows through either a first flow path or a second flow path. The pump supplies a second heat medium to the heat source. The heat storage unit has a heat storage material. The heat storage unit has a first heat exchange region in which heat is exchanged between the first heat medium flowing through the first flow path and the heat storage material. The heat storage unit has a second heat exchange region which is provided upstream of the radiator and in which heat is exchanged between the second heat medium supplied to the heat source and the heat storage material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Ryosuke YAGI, Mitsunobu Yoshida, Katsumi Hisano, Takuya Hongo, Kei Matsuoka