Patents by Inventor Kenji Endo

Kenji Endo 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: 20200379352
    Abstract: A resist underlayer film-forming composition includes a resin; and a crosslinkable compound of Formula (1) or Formula (2): wherein the crosslinkable compound of Formula (1) or Formula (2) is a compound obtained by reacting a compound of Formula (3) or Formula (4): with an ether compound comprising a hydroxy group or a C2-10 alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke HASHIMOTO, Kenji TAKASE, Tetsuya SHINJO, Rikimaru SAKAMOTO, Takafumi ENDO, Hirokazu NISHIMAKI
  • Patent number: 10845703
    Abstract: A film-forming composition having favorable effects such as curability and embeddability and resist underlayer film for use in lithography process for semiconductor devices. The film-forming composition including, as silane, hydrolyzable silane, hydrolysis product thereof, or hydrolysis-condensation product thereof, wherein hydrolyzable silane includes hydrolyzable silane of Formula (1): R1aR2bSi(R3)4?(a+b)??Formula (1) in Formula (1), R1 is organic group of Formula (2) and is bonded to silicon atom through Si—C bond: The film-forming composition, wherein the hydrolyzable silane is combination of hydrolyzable silane of Formula (1) with another hydrolyzable silane, wherein other hydrolyzable silane is at least one selected from group made of hydrolyzable silane of Formula (3): R7cSi(R8)4?c??Formula (3) and hydrolyzable silane of Formula (4): R9dSi(R10)3?d2Ye??Formula (4) Resist underlayer film, obtained by applying the resist underlayer film-forming composition on semiconductor substrate and baking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Nakajima, Kenji Takase, Masahisa Endo, Hiroyuki Wakayama
  • Patent number: 10809619
    Abstract: A resist underlayer film for use in lithography process which generates less sublimate, has excellent embeddability at the time of applying onto a substrate having a hole pattern, and has high dry etching resistance, wiggling resistance and heat resistance, etc. A resist underlayer film-forming composition including a resin and a crosslinkable compound of Formula (1) or Formula (2): in which Q1 is a single bond or an m1-valent organic group, R1 and R4 are each a C2-10 alkyl group or a C2-10 alkyl group having a C1-10 alkoxy group, R2 and R5 are each a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R3 and R6 are each a C1-10 alkyl group or a C6-40 aryl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Hashimoto, Kenji Takase, Tetsuya Shinjo, Rikimaru Sakamoto, Takafumi Endo, Hirokazu Nishimaki
  • Publication number: 20200310170
    Abstract: An optical modulator includes: a substrate; a waveguide layer including first and second optical waveguides formed of an electro-optic material film on the substrate to have a ridge shape and to be disposed adjacent to each other; an RF part that applies a modulated signal to the optical waveguides; and a DC part that applies a DC bias to the optical waveguides. The DC part includes: a buffer layer covering at least upper surfaces of the optical waveguides; a first bias electrode opposed to the first optical waveguide through the buffer layer; and a second bias electrode provided adjacent to the first bias electrode. A first DC bias voltage is applied between the first and second bias electrodes. A waveguide layer removal area in which at least part of the waveguide layer is removed is provided at least under an area between the first and second bias electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji IWATSUKA, Makoto ENDO, Kenji SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200300690
    Abstract: A passenger?s weight measurement device for a vehicle seat includes an upper rail provided on a lower rail that is fixable to a vehicle floor, the upper rail being movable in at least one of rear and front directions; a load sensor fixed onto the upper rail; and a frame provided on the load sensor and below the vehicle seat. In plan view, the load sensor protrudes from the frame in at least one of left and right directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru TAKAYASU, Shinya ISHIMA, Shigeru ENDO, Kenji SATO
  • Publication number: 20200300741
    Abstract: A flow inspection method includes: a flow step of making powder resin flow in a housing portion of a flow tank; a viscosity measurement step of measuring a viscosity of the powder resin flowing in the housing portion; and a judgment step of judging whether or not an estimate of a bulk density of the powder resin flowing in the housing portion is less than or equal to a bulk density permissible value, the estimate being obtainable from a correlation, calculated in advance, between the bulk density and a viscosity of the powder resin flowing in the housing portion, and a measured value of the viscosity obtained in the viscosity measurement step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji Miyanaga, Hiroshi Kunieda, Yosuke Suzuki, Naofumi Sugai, Takao Endo
  • Patent number: 10762648
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus in which identification of a corresponding target point between images is easily performed, and physically appropriate registration can be performed by using the identification is provided. The image processing apparatus obtains coordinate transformation for respectively transforming a first image and a second image obtained by imaging an object to a first transformed image and a second transformed image, obtains correspondence information that serves as information of a corresponding point included in each of the first transformed image and the second transformed image, respectively transforms the correspondence information to positions in the first image and the second image, and obtains deformation transformation for performing registration of the first image and the second image on the basis of information of the corresponding points in the first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryo Ishikawa, Takaaki Endo, Kazuhiro Miyasa, Kenji Morita
  • Patent number: 10730771
    Abstract: Provided is a method for operating an RO-membrane treatment system that includes an energy recovery device that recovers energy from the concentrate of an RO-membrane device and the RO-membrane treatment system that reduce the occurrence of biofouling in not only the RO-membrane device but also the energy recovery device in order to increase the energy efficiency of the entire system and operate the RO-membrane treatment system with consistency. The method includes adding at least one slime-control agent selected from a combined-chlorine slime-control agent and a stabilized-bromine slime-control agent to water that is to be treated with the reverse-osmosis-membrane device such that a residual halogen concentration in the concentrate that is to be introduced into the energy recovery device is 0.1 to 10000 mg/L as total chlorine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KURITA WATER INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Taeko Nakamura, Kenji Kowata, Yoshihiko Endo
  • Publication number: 20200218126
    Abstract: An optical modulator includes: first and second optical waveguides formed of an electro-optic material film on a substrate so as to have a ridge shape and to be disposed adjacent to each other; a buffer layer covering at least the upper surfaces of the first and second optical waveguides; and first and second signal electrodes provided above the buffer layer. The first and second signal electrodes have, respectively, first and second lower layer parts opposite, respectively, to the first and second optical waveguides through the buffer layer; and first and second upper layer parts provided, respectively, above the first and second lower layer parts. Widths of the lower surfaces of the first and second lower layer parts are smaller than widths of the first and second upper layer parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji IWATSUKA, Makoto ENDO, Kenji SASAKI
  • Patent number: 10695661
    Abstract: A game control device comprising at least one processor configured to: receive direction input by determining which region, among a plurality of regions set so as to respectively correspond to a plurality of directions, a touch position detected by a touch panel is included in; determine whether or not the touch position has changed from being in one region to being in another region among the plurality of regions; and cause the touch panel to vibrate if the touch position has changed from being in the one region to being in the another region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tokifune Otani, Taku Endo, Kenji Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20200194891
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a first antenna board having a plate shape and extending with a first length; a second antenna board having a plate shape and extending with a second length; and a rectangular parallelepiped upper casing for accommodating the first antenna board and the second antenna board. The first antenna board and the second antenna board are arranged such that a longitudinal direction of the first antenna board and a longitudinal direction of the second antenna board are parallel to one side of one main surface of the rectangular parallelepiped upper casing. The first antenna board and the second antenna board are arranged parallel to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuharu MATSUOKA, Kazuya NAKANO, Kenji NISHIKAWA, Keita ENDO, Shintarou TANAKA, Ryo YONEZAWA, Kazuki ZUSHO
  • Patent number: 10677638
    Abstract: A passenger's weight measurement device for a vehicle seat includes an upper rail provided on a lower rail that is fixable to a vehicle floor, the upper rail being movable in at least one of rear and front directions; a load sensor fixed onto the upper rail; and a frame provided on the load sensor and below the vehicle seat. In plan view, the load sensor protrudes from the frame in at least one of left and right directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Takayasu, Shinya Ishima, Shigeru Endo, Kenji Sato
  • Publication number: 20200171652
    Abstract: A hand mechanism grips an object more favorably, regardless of the attitude and surrounding conditions of the object. When an object is to be gripped by a hand mechanism having three or more finger portions, at least one finger portion among the three or more finger portions functions as a state-altering finger portion for altering the attitude or the position of the object while contacting the object, and at least two finger portions among the finger portions other than the finger portion functioning as the state-altering finger portion function as gripping finger portions for gripping the object in a state where the attitude or the position has been altered by the state-altering finger portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Kawabata, Yoshimasa Endo, Fumiya Koizumi, Yoshikazu Matsuo, Yuki Nomura, Toshiya Watanabe, Kenji Hidaka
  • Publication number: 20200144856
    Abstract: A monitoring control system includes: at least one transmission monitoring control subsystem; and at least one distribution monitoring control subsystem. The transmission monitoring control subsystem and the distribution monitoring control subsystem respectively include an operation procedure creation unit that creates an operation procedure that defines a procedure of an operation for a facility installed in an electric power system, and an operation unit that, in a case an on-site operation that cannot be remotely performed on the facility is included in the operation procedure, transmits, to an on-site terminal associated with the on-site operation, a start confirmation instruction to confirm whether or not the on-site operation can be started and the operation procedure for the on-site operation. The monitoring control system performs monitoring control of the power transmission system and the power distribution system based on the operation procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated
    Inventors: Hiroaki FUJIURA, Masami ONISHI, Hirofumi FUJII, Hiroaki SATO, Koichi TAKEUCHI, Junya YAMAMOTO, Takashi EGUCHI, Tomohiro KUBO, Masanori ENDO, Kenji KITAMI, Takaaki HOSAKA, Jun INOUE
  • Publication number: 20200135375
    Abstract: A multilayer coil component includes an element body having a multilayer structure including a first element body portion formed of a ferrite element body material, and a second element body portion laminated on the first element body portion and formed of a ferrite element body material having a composition different from the ferrite element body material forming the first element body portion, a multilayer coil having an axis parallel to a lamination direction of the element body, and a stress alleviation portion provided in an inner region of the multilayer coil when viewed from the lamination direction. In the multilayer coil component, the stress alleviation portion is provided in the inner region of the multilayer coil in which a stress tends to be concentrated to alleviate the stress in the inner region of the multilayer coil, and thereby occurrence of cracking in the element body can be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu SATO, Takahiro SATO, Hitoshi KUDO, Takashi ENDO, Yusuke NAGAI, Tatsuro SUZUKI, Hiroko KORIKAWA, Kenji KOMORITA
  • Patent number: 10634527
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a load sensor for measuring a load applied from an occupant and a seat cushion frame, wherein the seat cushion frame comprises right and left side frames extending in a front-and-rear direction, the load sensor is attached to the seat cushion frame, and a concave portion is formed in at least one of the right and left side frames at a position opposite to the load sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Endo, Kenji Sato
  • Publication number: 20200056248
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for increasing the purity of a type of tissue cell such as an endothelial cell, a hepatocyte, or an insulin-producing cell. The present invention solves the problem by providing a method comprising a step of introducing, into a cell population, an mRNA comprising a nucleic acid sequence recognized by an miRNA specifically expressed in endothelial cells, hepatocytes, or insulin-producing cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yoshida, Hirohide Saito, Kenji Miki, Kei Endo, Seiya Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200044941
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a monitoring control device, an image information providing device, and a client control device. The monitoring control device monitors infrastructure facilities and transmits statuses of the infrastructure facilities acquired on the basis of information input from a sensor to the image information providing device. The image information providing device generates original image information on the basis of the infrastructure facility statuses received from the monitoring control device. The client control device is connected to a display device and an operation device, receives information for designating a partial area of an entire image capable of being generated from the original image information from the operation device, transmits the received information to the image information providing device, and displays an image based on information received from the image information providing device on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicants: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated
    Inventors: Hiroaki FUJIURA, Masaru KAWAKAMI, Hiroyuki YABE, Yuji FUJIMOTO, Shinobu KAWASHIMA, Koichi TAKEUCHI, Junya YAMAMOTO, Takashi EGUCHI, Tomohiro KUBO, Masanori ENDO, Kenji KITAMI, Takaaki HOSAKA, Jun INOUE
  • Patent number: 10551784
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a tray configured to accommodate a plurality of sheets which are conveyed out of the tray for printing, a pressing member movable between a first position at which the pressing member presses the plurality of sheets against the tray and second position at which the pressing member does not press the plurality of sheets against the tray, a drive mechanism configured to cause the pressing member to be moved between the first and second positions, and a control unit configured to control the drive mechanism to move the pressing member into the first position, while a sheet is not supplied for printing from the tray and into the second position while the sheet is supplied for printing from the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Endo
  • Publication number: 20200033778
    Abstract: An image heating apparatus includes an endless belt, a rotary member configured to form a nip portion with the endless belt, regulating members for regulating the endless belt from moving in a longitudinal direction by being in contact with longitudinal ends of the endless belt, and a sheet-like heating member. The heating member includes a heat transfer member in contact with the inner surface of the endless belt, and a heating portion located on an opposite side from a side, of the heating member, in contact with the inner surface of the endless belt across the heat transfer member. Both end portions of the heat transfer member are disposed at the same location or outside of both end portions of the heating portion in the longitudinal direction and are disposed inside of both end portions of the rotary member in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirano, Ikuo Nakamoto, Shigeru Tanaka, Akihiro Maeda, Yusuke Yamaguchi, Shohei Tsuzaki, Kenji Endo, Shinsuke Takahashi