Patents by Inventor Kenji Fujimoto

Kenji Fujimoto 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: 11406340
    Abstract: A method for converting tone of a chest X-ray image includes obtaining a target chest X-ray image, detecting, in the target chest X-ray image using a model obtained as a result of machine learning, a structure including a linear structure formed of a first linear area that has been drawn by projecting anatomical structures whose X-ray transmittances are different from each other or a second linear area drawn by projecting an anatomical structure including a wall of a trachea, a wall of a bronchus, or a hair line, extracting a pixel group corresponding to a neighboring area of the structure, generating a contrast conversion expression for histogram equalization using a histogram of the pixel group, and converting luminance of each pixel value in entirety of the target chest X-ray image using the contrast conversion expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kondo, Jun Ozawa, Hirohiko Kimura, Harumi Itoh, Shinichi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 11402606
    Abstract: A mirror device includes: a mirror including a rotation shaft; a gear unit having gear teeth and coupled to the rotation shaft; a worm that meshes with the gear teeth; a holding member that supports the worm; a motor configured to rotationally drive the rotation shaft via the worm and the gear teeth; and a stopper mechanism (16) that has a rotating member disposed coaxially with the worm, and restricts a rotation range of the worm, in which the stopper mechanism includes: a first contact portion that is provided on the rotating member and comes in contact with the worm to receive force in the rotation direction from the worm; and a second contact portion that is provided on the rotating member and is locked by the holding member, the stopper mechanism being configured to allow the worm to rotate relative to the holding member by more than one rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Fujimoto, Kenji Yagi, Yuta Miyake
  • Patent number: 11370845
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to produce a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) specific to glypican-1 (GPC-1) and to treat squamous cell carcinoma with genetically modified cells capable of expressing the CAR. The present invention provides: a chimeric antigen receptor for use in the treatment and/or prevention of squamous cell carcinoma, said chimeric antigen receptor comprising an extracellular domain capable of binding to GPC-1, a transmembrane domain and one or multiple intracellular domains, wherein at least one of the intracellular domains is an intracellular domain containing a primary cytosolic signaling sequence or an intracellular domain containing both a primary cytosolic signaling sequence and a secondary cytosolic signaling sequence; a genetically modified cell capable of expressing the chimeric antigen receptor; and a cell preparation containing the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: Keio University, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOCHI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tomonori Yaguchi, Kenji Morii, Yutaka Kawakami, Daiki Kato, Tetsuji Naka, Satoshi Serada, Minoru Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20210036176
    Abstract: An optical semiconductor element having a mesa portion includes a substrate and semiconductor layers on the substrate. The optical semiconductor element further includes a first contact electrode, a second contact electrode on the semiconductor layer, first and second lead-out wires connected to the first and second contact electrodes, respectively, and an insulating film covering at least an upper surface of the semiconductor layer and the second contact electrode. The second lead-out wire is connected to the second contact electrode in an opening of the insulating film. An outer peripheral end of the second contact electrode in at least a portion where the second contact electrode and the second lead-out wire are connected is above and outside an outer peripheral end of a connection portion with the semiconductor layer, and an inner peripheral end is above and inside an inner peripheral end of the connection portion with the semiconductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji FUJIMOTO, Koshi HIMEDA, Toshihiro TADA, Tetsuro TORITSUKA, Shinji KABURAKI
  • Patent number: 10859088
    Abstract: Provided is a TiCx—(Ti—Mo) sliding material having a binder phase made of a Ti—Mo alloy, and a hard phase containing TiCx, wherein the TiCx—(Ti—Mo) sliding material satisfies all the following conditions: (1) a total area of the binder phase and the hard phase is 90% or more of an area of a field of view; (2) a total area of the binder phase is 15% or more and 20% or less of the area of the field of view; (3) in the binder phase, a total area of the binder phase having a diameter equivalent to 10 ?m or more and 50 ?m or less; (4) in the binder phase, a total area of the binder phase having a diameter equivalent to less than 10 ?m; and (5) a Mo concentration in the binder phase is 25 wt % or more and 35 wt % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: EBARA CORPORATION, NIPPON TUNGSTEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Ito, Kenichi Sugiyama, Hiroshi Yakuwa, Norio Takahashi, Makoto Komiya, Kenji Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20200317582
    Abstract: A member for a plasma processing apparatus has a tungsten carbide phase, and a sub-phase including at least one selected from the group consisting of phase I to IV, and phase V, in which the phase I is a carbide phase containing, as a constituent element, at least one of the elements of Group IV, V, and VI of the periodic table excluding W, the phase II is a nitride phase containing, as a constituent element, at least one of the elements of Group IV, V, and VI of the periodic table excluding W, the phase III is a carbonitride phase containing, as a constituent element, at least one of the elements of Group IV, Group V, and Group VI of the periodic table excluding W, the phase IV is a carbon phase, the phase V is a composite carbide phase which is represented by a formula WxMyCz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi IKEDA, Hajime ISHII, Kenji FUJIMOTO, Naoyuki SATOH, Nobuyuki NAGAYAMA, Koichi MURAKAMI, Takahiro MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20200317583
    Abstract: Provided is a member for a plasma processing apparatus consisting of a tungsten carbide phase. The member includes at least one type of atom selected from the group consisting of a Fe atom, a Co atom, and a Ni atom, in which the total content of the atoms is in a range of 30 to 3300 atomic ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi IKEDA, Hajime ISHII, Kenji FUJIMOTO, Naoyuki SATOH, Nobuyuki NAGAYAMA, Koichi MURAKAMI, Takahiro MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190113047
    Abstract: Provided is a TiCx—(Ti—Mo) sliding material having a binder phase made of a Ti—Mo alloy, and a hard phase containing TiCx, wherein the TiCx—(Ti—Mo) sliding material satisfies all the following conditions: (1) a total area of the binder phase and the hard phase is 90% or more of an area of a field of view; (2) a total area of the binder phase is 15% or more and 20% or less of the area of the field of view; (3) in the binder phase, a total area of the binder phase having a diameter equivalent to 10 ?m or more and 50 ?m or less; (4) in the binder phase, a total area of the binder phase having a diameter equivalent to less than 10 ?m; and (5) a Mo concentration in the binder phase is 25 wt % or more and 35 wt % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuaki ITO, Kenichi SUGIYAMA, Hiroshi YAKUWA, Norio TAKAHASHI, Makoto KOMIYA, Kenji FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9847447
    Abstract: A semiconductor light-emitting element includes a semiconductor stacked body that includes a light emitting layer in which n well layers (where n is, for example, an integer of 1 to 10) formed of Inx (Ga1-yAly)1-xAs (0<X?0.2, 0<y<1), and (n+1) barrier layers formed of Ga1-zAlzAs (0<z<1) and are alternately stacked with the well layer. The light emitting layer in some embodiments can emit light having a peak wavelength in a range of from 700 nm or more to 870 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Fujimoto, Takanobu Kamakura
  • Patent number: 9666761
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a substrate that is capable of transmitting light, a conductive layer that includes a first conductive portion provided on the substrate and a second conductive portion which is provided on the substrate so as to be adjacent to the first conductive portion, The second conductive portion is thinner than the first conductive portion. A light emitting layer is provided on the first conductive portion. A first electrode is provided on the second conductive portion. A second electrode is provided on the light emitting layer. In some embodiments, a backside surface of the substrate may be processed to be optically rough so as to limit internal reflections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Katsufumi Kondo, Kenji Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20170077352
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a substrate that is capable of transmitting light, a conductive layer that includes a first conductive portion provided on the substrate and a second conductive portion which is provided on the substrate so as to be adjacent to the first conductive portion, The second conductive portion is thinner than the first conductive portion. A light emitting layer is provided on the first conductive portion. A first electrode is provided on the second conductive portion. A second electrode is provided on the light emitting layer. In some embodiments, a backside surface of the substrate may be processed to be optically rough so as to limit internal reflections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Katsufumi KONDO, Kenji FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9517781
    Abstract: An air spring for railroad cars includes an air spring part formed by an upper support on a vehicle body side, an intermediate support arranged therebelow, and a diaphragm made of rubber and extending between the upper support and the intermediate support; and an elastic mechanism b formed by a rubber mass 5 interposed between the intermediate support and a lower support 4 on a bogie side arranged therebelow. The rubber mass 5 has an end in contact with the lower support 4 formed as an enlarged end 5A increasing in diameter as approaching the lower support 4 in a vertical direction. An outer circumferential portion of this enlarged end is fitted in and bonded to an annular groove 12 formed in the lower support 4, and the annular groove 12 has an annular bottom 12A inclined to decrease in height radially outwards to have an annular tapered bottom 12a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 9301277
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal according to an embodiment includes a wireless LAN communication unit, a prediction unit which predicts a moving area of a user, an estimation unit, and a communication control unit. The estimation unit estimates a switching state of a wireless LAN connection in the wireless LAN communication unit, on the basis of a wireless LAN communication environment in the moving area predicted by the prediction unit. The communication unit restricts the wireless LAN connection in the wireless LAN communication unit, on the basis of the switching state estimated by the estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Fujimoto, Yasuo Tomine
  • Publication number: 20160064599
    Abstract: A semiconductor light-emitting element includes a semiconductor stacked body that includes a light emitting layer in which n well layers (where n is, for example, an integer of 1 to 10) formed of Inx (Ga1-yAly)1-xAs (0<X?0.2, 0<y<1), and (n+1) barrier layers formed of Ga1-zAlzAs (0<z<1) and are alternately stacked with the well layer. The light emitting layer in some embodiments can emit light having a peak wavelength in a range of from 700 nm or more to 870 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Kenji FUJIMOTO, Takanobu KAMAKURA
  • Patent number: 9263629
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor light emitting device includes a semiconductor laminated body provided on a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor laminated body includes a light emitting layer. The light emitting layer includes a quantum well structure made by alternately laminating n (an integer of not less than 1) well layers and (n+1) barrier layers and emits light with a peak wavelength of 650 nm to 1000 nm. Each of the well layers has a thickness of smaller than 15 nm. Each of the barrier layers has a thickness of 15 nm to 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kenji Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 9070817
    Abstract: A photocoupler includes: a light emitting element; a light receiving element; and a bonding layer. The light emitting element includes a semiconductor stacked body, and a first and a second electrode. The semiconductor stacked body includes a light emitting layer. The light receiving element includes a first and a second electrode on a side of a light receiving surface. The bonding layer bonds the light emitting element and the light receiving surface, and has transparency and insulating property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Fujimoto, Masanobu Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 9061689
    Abstract: An air spring according to this invention enables easy and reliable adjustment of a space between stoppers. Specifically, an upper member (3) and a lower member (4) are secured to upper and lower ends of a bellows (2). Stopper faces (5) and (6) that come in contact with each other to limit the amount of displacement of the upper member (3) are formed on the upper member (3) and the lower member (4). A movable body (7) that can move vertically to adjust the height of the stopper face (6) is provided in the lower member (4). A holding body (8) is provided that holds the movable body (7) in a manner that enables vertical movement thereof. The movable body (7) is capable of relative rotation around a central axis (18) with respect to the holding body (8). On at least one of the movable body (7) and the holding body (8), tapers (32) and (41) are formed that are capable of sliding with respect to the other of the movable body (7) and the holding body (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD., KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Fujimoto, Takehiro Nishimura, Keiichiro Kamura
  • Patent number: 8845400
    Abstract: An inexpensive rotary grinding tool with reduced noise level of the grinding is provided. The rotary grinding tool comprises a metal disk having a grinding surface on at least a part of its surface and a holder for supporting the metal disk. The grinding surface has hard grains having a Mohs hardness in excess of 9 brazed thereon at a surface density of at least 20 grains/cm2. The holder has at its center a securing means for securing the holder on rotary shaft of a rotary drive unit. The holder and the metal disk are joined together to constitute the rotary grinding tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Nippon Steel & Sumikin Anti-Corrosion Co., Ltd., Dai Nippon Toryo Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Atsumi Imai, Takehide Aiga, Masanori Nagai, Takayuki Sato, Kenji Fujimoto, Tsuyoshi Matsumoto, Hiroshi Kihira
  • Publication number: 20140284548
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor light emitting device includes a semiconductor laminated body provided on a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor laminated body includes a light emitting layer. The light emitting layer includes a quantum well structure made by alternately laminating n (an integer of not less than 1) well layers and (n+1) barrier layers and emits light with a peak wavelength of 650 nm to 1000 nm. Each of the well layers has a thickness of smaller than 15 nm. Each of the barrier layers has a thickness of 15 nm to 50 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Kenji Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20140247806
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal according to an embodiment includes a wireless LAN communication unit, a prediction unit which predicts a moving area of a user, an estimation unit, and a communication control unit. The estimation unit estimates a switching state of a wireless LAN connection in the wireless LAN communication unit, on the basis of a wireless LAN communication environment in the moving area predicted by the prediction unit. The communication unit restricts the wireless LAN connection in the wireless LAN communication unit, on the basis of the switching state estimated by the estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Yahoo Japan Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji FUJIMOTO, Yasuo TOMINE