Patents by Inventor Kenichiro Nakamura

Kenichiro Nakamura 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: 11119284
    Abstract: An optical cable includes an optical component assembly, inner and outer optical fibers, a componentry cover, and a connector. The optical component assembly includes an optical unit. The inner and the outer optical fibers are on opposing sides of the optical unit such that the optical unit receives a first optical signal from the inner optical fiber and the outer optical fiber receives a second optical signal from the optical unit or such that the optical unit receives the second optical signal from the outer optical fiber and the inner optical fiber receives the first optical signal from the optical unit. The componentry cover encapsulates an entirety of the optical unit and portions of the inner and the outer optical fibers. The connector includes a portion of first outer optical fiber that is exposed to route the second optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Go!Foton Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Takeuchi, Haiguang Lu, David Zhi Chen, Kenichiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11107685
    Abstract: The semiconductor manufacturing device includes: a lower substrate support base configured to support a diamond substrate; an upper substrate support base configured to support a semiconductor substrate; a support base drive unit configured to move the lower substrate support base and the upper substrate support base to bring the diamond substrate and the semiconductor substrate into close contact with each other under a state in which a pressure is applied to the diamond substrate and the semiconductor substrate in a thickness direction; and a second mechanism configured to deform a surface of the upper substrate support base opposed to the lower substrate support base so that a surface of the semiconductor substrate opposed to the diamond substrate forms a parallel surface or a parallel plane with respect to a surface of the diamond substrate opposed to the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Nakamura, Muneyoshi Suita, Akifumi Imai, Kenichiro Kurahashi, Tomohiro Shinagawa, Takashi Matsuda, Koji Yoshitsugu, Eiji Yagyu, Kunihiko Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20210132575
    Abstract: A temperature control method of controlling a temperature of a semiconductor wafer mounted on a mounting table includes a supply process of supplying, in a state that a supply of a power to a heater configured to heat the mounting table is stopped or the power is maintained to be constant, a heat transfer gas into a gap between the semiconductor wafer and the mounting table; a measurement process of measuring a temperature variation of the mounting table due to heat exchange between the semiconductor wafer and the mounting table through the heat transfer gas; a calculation process of calculating a correction value based on the temperature variation of the mounting table; and a control process of starting the supply of the power and controlling the power such that the temperature of the mounting table reaches a target temperature corrected with the correction value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Takari Yamamoto, Noriiki Masuda, Kenichiro Nakamura, Hiroshi Koizumi
  • Patent number: 10939823
    Abstract: Provided is an image analysis device, an image analysis method, and an illumination device to efficiently acquire an image to be suitably used to analyze skin. An image acquisition unit is included, the image acquisition unit including an illumination unit including a light emitting unit in which a plurality of light emitting elements including at least a light emitting element that emits visible light and a light emitting element that emits invisible light are packaged, and an image pickup unit that captures an image of reflection light generated by causing irradiation light emitted from the illumination unit to be reflected by an analysis target. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a device for analyzing human skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichiro Nakamura, Takayuki Yamazaki, Kazuhito Kunishima
  • Publication number: 20210051769
    Abstract: A substrate processing system includes a stage on which a substrate is placed, a heater configured to heat the substrate by being supplied with power, a power supply part configured to supply power to the heater, a sensor configured to measure a resistance value of the heater, and a controller. The controller is configured to: store a conversion table in which a plurality of resistance values are associated with a plurality of temperatures; and acquire a reference resistance value measured by the sensor when a heater temperature is equal to a reference temperature. The controller is further configured to: acquire a temperature adjustment resistance value measured by the sensor after the substrate is heated by the heater; and control the power supply part based on the conversion table, the reference temperature, the reference resistance value, and the temperature adjustment resistance value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki ENDO, Kenichiro NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10921773
    Abstract: A temperature control method of controlling a temperature of a semiconductor wafer mounted on a mounting table includes a supply process of supplying, in a state that a supply of a power to a heater configured to heat the mounting table is stopped or the power is maintained to be constant, a heat transfer gas into a gap between the semiconductor wafer and the mounting table; a measurement process of measuring a temperature variation of the mounting table due to heat exchange between the semiconductor wafer and the mounting table through the heat transfer gas; a calculation process of calculating a correction value based on the temperature variation of the mounting table; and a control process of starting the supply of the power and controlling the power such that the temperature of the mounting table reaches a target temperature corrected with the correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Takari Yamamoto, Noriiki Masuda, Kenichiro Nakamura, Hiroshi Koizumi
  • Publication number: 20210037173
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging apparatus and an imaging method as well as a program that make it possible to apply light having an optimum wavelength to capture an image without a user taking heed of a type of an imaging object. A wavelength of light optimum for analysis of a target is specified as an effective wavelength from a multispectral image of the target on which white light is applied, and light of the effective wavelength is applied upon the target. The target in this state is captured as a multispectral image, and the target is analyzed on a basis of a spectral image of an effective wavelength. The present disclosure can be applied to an endoscope device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: TAKESHI UEMORI, ATSUSHI ITO, SHINICHIRO GOMI, YUSUKE MORIUCHI, KENICHIRO NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10694982
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a first light guide plate having a mounting surface including a mounting region where a part of a living body is to be mounted, a second light guide plate provided on the mounting surface excluding the mounting region, at least one first light source provided on an edge portion of the first light guide plate and configured to radiate first irradiation light of a prescribed wavelength to an interior of the first light guide plate, at least one second light source provided on an edge portion of the second light guide plate and configured to radiate second irradiation light of a prescribed wavelength to an interior of the second light guide plate, and an imaging unit placed on a side of a surface of the first light guide plate on an opposite side to the second light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoko Kobayashi, Kenichiro Nakamura, Yusuke Sato
  • Publication number: 20200166948
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is associated with a vehicle, the apparatus comprising a memory storing instructions which, when the instructions are executed by one or more processors, cause the apparatus to function as: a setting unit configured to set information of a transaction condition relating to priority passage for a road; a control unit configured to cause the vehicle to perform priority passage so that the vehicle overtakes another vehicle, in accordance with it being determined that priority passage on the road is possible based on the information of the transaction condition; and a processing unit configured to process payment of a fee based on the transaction condition, wherein the processing unit, in a case where the vehicle is caused to perform priority passage through the road, processes payment of a fee for priority passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Toshikatsu KURAMOCHI, Sohei HAYASHI, Suguru ISHIDA, Junya ONO, Kenichiro NAKAMURA, Masaki MARUYAMA, Masahiro YOSHINO, Takamasa UDAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200168006
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is associated with a vehicle, the apparatus comprises: one or more processors; and a memory storing instructions which, when the instructions are executed by the one or more processors, cause the information processing apparatus to function as: a setting unit configured to set a destination; and a display control unit configured to control a display unit to display a fee for priority passage to a destination and a time required to get to the destination, wherein the fee for priority passage is based on at least one of a fee to be paid in a case where priority passage is caused and a fee required for priority passage of another vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Toshikatsu KURAMOCHI, Sohei HAYASHI, Suguru ISHIDA, Junya ONO, Kenichiro NAKAMURA, Masaki MARUYAMA, Masahiro YOSHINO, Takamasa UDAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200168007
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is for controlling lighting of a traffic light, comprising: a communication circuit configured to acquire information of a transaction condition relating to priority passage from a communication apparatus; one or more processors; and a memory storing instructions which, when the instructions are executed by the one or more processors, cause the information processing apparatus to function as: a control unit configured to control lighting of the traffic light according to the transaction condition on priority passage being satisfied; and a processing unit configured to process a payment of a fee based on the transaction condition on priority passage, wherein the processing unit, in a case where lighting of the traffic light has been controlled, processes the payment of the fee so as to collect a fee for priority passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Toshikatsu KURAMOCHI, Sohei HAYASHI, Suguru ISHIDA, Junya ONO, Kenichiro NAKAMURA, Masaki MARUYAMA, Masahiro YOSHINO, Takamasa UDAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200073059
    Abstract: An optical cable includes an optical component assembly, inner and outer optical fibers, a componentry cover, and a connector. The optical component assembly includes an optical unit. The inner and the outer optical fibers are on opposing sides of the optical unit such that the optical unit receives a first optical signal from the inner optical fiber and the outer optical fiber receives a second optical signal from the optical unit or such that the optical unit receives the second optical signal from the outer optical fiber and the inner optical fiber receives the first optical signal from the optical unit. The componentry cover encapsulates an entirety of the optical unit and portions of the inner and the outer optical fibers. The connector includes a portion of first outer optical fiber that is exposed to route the second optical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Go!Foton Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Takeuchi, Haiguang Lu, David Zhi Chen, Kenichiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10465583
    Abstract: In an exhaust-gas-purification catalytic heating device that houses a current heater in a conductive metallic housing where a catalytic unit is housed, the current heater being arranged at an upstream side of the catalytic unit along a distribution direction of exhaust gas, the current heater has a negative electrode directly coupled to the housing electrically coupled to an external ground wire, the current heater has a positive electrode with which a rod-shaped terminal is continuous, the terminal passing through the housing in an electrically insulating state so as to be electrically coupled to a power line outside the housing, and the terminal has a portion protruding from the housing, the protruding portion being covered with a terminal cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Nakamura, Ryosuke Ibata, Daiji Kawaguchi, Hirotaka Sato, Tetsuya Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20190133502
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an optical apparatus and an information processing method capable of more easily obtaining an indicator value. In the optical apparatus according to the present technology, irradiation light including a predetermined irradiation wavelength band is emitted, first reflected light being a reflected light in a first wavelength band obtained by reflection of the emitted irradiation light on a predetermined object and second reflected light being reflected light in a second wavelength band obtained by reflection of the irradiation light on the object are received at a plurality of pixels; and a value of a predetermined indicator relating to a region in a predetermined range of the object is obtained on the basis of a received light amount of each of the received first reflected light and the received second reflected light. For example, the present technology can be applied to optical apparatuses, electronic apparatuses, imaging apparatuses, and information processing apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: SHINICHIRO GOMI, KENICHIRO NAKAMURA, YOICHI TORIUMI, MORIO OGURA
  • Publication number: 20190125221
    Abstract: [Object] To achieve biometric authentication that is excellent in convenience and has high accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: NAOKO KOBAYASHI, KENICHIRO NAKAMURA, YUSUKE SATO
  • Publication number: 20180087429
    Abstract: In an exhaust-gas-purification catalytic heating device that houses a current heater in a conductive metallic housing where a catalytic unit is housed, the current heater being arranged at an upstream side of the catalytic unit along a distribution direction of exhaust gas, the current heater has a negative electrode directly coupled to the housing electrically coupled to an external ground wire, the current heater has a positive electrode with which a rod-shaped terminal is continuous, the terminal passing through the housing in an electrically insulating state so as to be electrically coupled to a power line outside the housing, and the terminal has a portion protruding from the housing, the protruding portion being covered with a terminal cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro NAKAMURA, Ryosuke IBATA, Daiji KAWAGUCHI, Hirotaka SATO, Tetsuya KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20170372928
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate processing system including a substrate processing apparatus; and a control device that controls the substrate processing apparatus. The substrate processing apparatus includes: a chamber; a placing table provided within the chamber; and heaters embedded in the placing table corresponding to division regions, respectively. The control device includes: a holding unit that holds a table for each of the division regions; a measuring unit that measures the resistance value of each of the heaters embedded in the placing table for each of the division regions; and a controller that estimates a temperature of each of the division regions corresponding to the resistance value of each of the heaters measured by the measuring unit with reference to the table for each of the division regions, and controls an electric power to be supplied to each of the heaters so that the estimated temperature becomes a target temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenichiro YAMADA, Satoru TERUUCHI, Kenichiro NAKAMURA, Takari YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9719384
    Abstract: An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine, configured to enhance a silencing effect while being miniaturized. The exhaust system includes a muffler body configured in such a manner that a first expansion chamber and a second expansion chamber separated from each other are partitioned therein. A plurality of exhaust pipes extend from an internal combustion engine and are connected to the first expansion chamber. A communication pipe is configured to be connected to the first expansion chamber and the second expansion chamber, to merge exhaust gas from the plurality of exhaust pipes, and to introduce the merged exhaust gas into the second expansion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Nishioka, Kenichiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170074132
    Abstract: An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine, configured to enhance a silencing effect while being miniaturized. The exhaust system includes a muffler body configured in such a manner that a first expansion chamber and a second expansion chamber separated from each other are partitioned therein. A plurality of exhaust pipes extend from an internal combustion engine and are connected to the first expansion chamber. A communication pipe is configured to be connected to the first expansion chamber and the second expansion chamber, to merge exhaust gas from the plurality of exhaust pipes, and to introduce the merged exhaust gas into the second expansion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto NISHIOKA, Kenichiro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160378092
    Abstract: A temperature control method of controlling a temperature of a semiconductor wafer mounted on a mounting table includes a supply process of supplying, in a state that a supply of a power to a heater configured to heat the mounting table is stopped or the power is maintained to be constant, a heat transfer gas into a gap between the semiconductor wafer and the mounting table; a measurement process of measuring a temperature variation of the mounting table due to heat exchange between the semiconductor wafer and the mounting table through the heat transfer gas; a calculation process of calculating a correction value based on the temperature variation of the mounting table; and a control process of starting the supply of the power and controlling the power such that the temperature of the mounting table reaches a target temperature corrected with the correction value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Takari Yamamoto, Noriiki Masuda, Kenichiro Nakamura, Hiroshi Koizumi