Patents by Inventor Kenji Hirose

Kenji Hirose 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: 12009010
    Abstract: Provided is an optical disc drive that can implement a conveying roller position manipulation mechanism, a centering mechanism, and a chucking pulley operation mechanism, while allowing the number of components to be reduced. A base frame includes a spindle motor and an optical element. An inner case houses the base frame, and supports a conveying mechanism configured to convey an optical disc to the position of the spindle motor. An outer case houses the inner case. The base frame is fixed in the inner case via a first damper, and the inner case is fixed in the outer case via a second damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Hirose, Aki Yoguchi
  • Publication number: 20240156811
    Abstract: The present invention provides a medicament having a wider treatment spectrum, causing a fewer side effects and superior in tolerability and safety, as compared to known typical antipsychotic agents and atypical antipsychotic agents. The present invention related to a medicament containing (1) a compound which is 7-[4-(4-benzo[b]thiophen-4-yl-piperazin-1-yl)butoxy]-1H-quinolin-2-one or a salt thereof, and (II) at least one drug selected from the group consisting of a mood stabilizer, a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant, an antianxiety drug, a tricyclic antidepressant, a tetracyclic antidepressant, an antipsychotic drug and an anti-ADHD drug, in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi HIROSE, Kenji MAEDA, Tetsuro KIKUCHI, Masafumi TODA
  • Publication number: 20240109020
    Abstract: A gas purification apparatus includes: an impurity removal unit for removing impurities in a feed gas; a purification vessel accommodating the impurity removal unit; and a heating unit which is provided inside the purification vessel in a state of non-contact with the impurity removal unit, and heats the purification vessel from the inside, the heating unit being detachably mounted in the purification vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Kenji HIROSE, Shusei MIO, Shinji TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20240079832
    Abstract: A connector panel includes: a disc-shaped panel base that has a first screw portion on an outer circumferential surface of the panel base; an attachment that has a first cylindrical portion and a flange, the attachment having a second screw portion at a first-end portion of an inner circumferential surface of the first cylindrical portion; and an intermediate support whose inner circumferential surface has a third screw portion to which the first screw portion of the panel base is to be screwed, and whose outer circumferential surface has a fourth screw portion to which the second screw portion of the attachment is to be screwed, the intermediate support having a second cylindrical portion that is to be disposed coaxially with the first cylindrical portion of the attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KUSANO, Kenji HIROSE, Kyota OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20240066649
    Abstract: A door device includes a door slidable between a first position and a second position; an air cylinder having a first air chamber to which air is supplied to apply a first assist force to the door in a first direction from the first position toward the second position; a fluid passage connecting the first air chamber and an air supply source; a switch valve provided at the fluid passage; and a manipulation switch to switch the switch valve between a first state and a second state. The door, in the first state, is movable in the first direction and a second direction opposite to the first direction without the first assist force. The first assist force is applied to the door in the second state. The door at the first position closes an opening a machine tool. The door at the second position fully opens the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Yamazaki Mazak Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro KINTOKI, Kenji ARISUE, Kenji HIROSE, Reiji MAEKAWA, Yuki KANEDA
  • Publication number: 20240053097
    Abstract: The method for reducing or removing non-volatile impurities in a high-purity oxygen liquid comprises: an oxygen vaporization step for vaporizing a high-purity oxygen liquid obtained from a high-purity oxygen rectification column in an air separation unit for producing the high-purity oxygen liquid; and an oxygen recondensing step for recondensing oxygen gas vaporized in the oxygen vaporization step. This method may also comprise a high-purity oxygen liquid extraction step for extracting a condensate obtained in the oxygen recondensing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l’Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Kenji HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20240039502
    Abstract: A noise filter includes: a ground-side power supply line detecting circuit that is connected to each of a power supply line and a power supply line and detects a power supply line connected to an electrode from among the power supply line and the power supply line; and a control circuit that determines whether the power supply line connected to the electrode is the power supply line or the power supply line on the basis of a detection result by the ground-side power supply line detecting circuit, controls a relay to short-circuit between a Y capacitor and an electrical device ground when determining that the power supply line connected to the electrode is the power supply line, and controls a relay to short-circuit between a Y capacitor and the electrical device ground when determining that the power supply line connected to the electrode is the power supply line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kyota OTSUKA, Kenji HIROSE, Yoshihiro AKEBOSHI
  • Patent number: 11879685
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention lies in providing a high-purity oxygen production system which is capable of supplying liquid nitrogen in order to supply the cold required by a high-purity oxygen production apparatus, without the use of a costly conventional liquefaction apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Kenji Hirose
  • Patent number: 11850103
    Abstract: A surgical electronic microscope device (10) includes a microscope unit (110) and a support unit (120) that supports the microscope unit (110). The microscope unit (110) images an operative site of a patient (330) on an operating table (340), and outputs an image signal. The support unit (120) includes a prop unit (290c). The prop unit (290c) supports a second arm (290b) rotatably around an axis (05). The second arm (290b) supports a first arm (290a) rotatably around an axis (04). The first arm (290a) supports the microscope unit (110). Pivoting the second arm (290b) on the axis (05) while keeping the first arm (290a) substantially level makes it possible to change a height of the microscope unit (110). A length (V) of the second arm (290b) is greater than a length (H) of the first arm (290a). Accordingly, a movable range of the microscope unit (110) in a vertical direction is wide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji Hirose
  • Patent number: 11817120
    Abstract: A conveying roller contacts and conveys an optical disc toward a position of a spindle motor when the conveying roller is in a first roller position, and does not contact the optical disc when the conveying roller is in a second roller position. A slider places the conveying roller in the first roller position when the slider is in a first operation member position, and places the conveying roller in the second roller position when the slider is in a second operation member position. A first transmission mechanism transmits rotation of a loading motor to the conveying roller. A second transmission mechanism transmits the rotation of the loading motor to the slider. A distribution mechanism engages with each of the first transmission mechanism and the second transmission mechanism to distribute the rotation of the loading motor to the first transmission mechanism and the second transmission mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji Hirose
  • Patent number: 11811383
    Abstract: A noise filter includes: a first bus bar that is electrical wiring of a flat plate, the first bus bar including a first extending wiring portion extending in a first direction, a second extending wiring portion extending in a second direction that is a direction opposite to the first direction, and a first coupling wiring portion connecting the first extending wiring portion and the second extending wiring portion; a first lead conductor having a first end connected with the first coupling wiring portion; a first capacitor having a first end connected with a second end of the first lead conductor and a second end connected with a ground; and a magnetic core having an opening in a central portion, the magnetic core disposed in such a manner that the first coupling wiring portion passes through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Hirose, Kyota Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20230345628
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surge protection circuit including a printed circuit board; a surge absorber disposed on the printed circuit board; a member having conductivity and magnetism, and extending in a direction orthogonal to a face of the printed circuit board; and a conductor wire having an end connected to the surge absorber and another end connected to the member, formed in such a way as to extend from a point of intersection between a plane parallel to the face of the printed circuit board and a center line of the member in the orthogonal direction, which is a start point, and formed along at least a part of a virtual spiral shape centered at the point of intersection on the parallel plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20230341181
    Abstract: A nitrogen generating device comprises: a main heat exchanger; a nitrogen distillation column; at least one nitrogen condenser; a compressor; an expansion turbine; a rotation control unit for controlling rotation with respect to a rotating shaft connecting the compressor and the expansion turbine; a pressure measuring unit for measuring a pressure value of product nitrogen gas; and an optimum rotational speed calculation command unit which inputs the pressure value measured by the pressure measuring unit into a pre-installed rotational speed calculation function to calculate the rotational speed of the rotating shaft, and issues a command to the rotation control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l’Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Kenji HIROSE, Daisuke NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20230288468
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sensor circuit including a resistance for detection connected to a wire, a first terminal pair comprised of terminal wires connected respectively to terminals of the resistance for detection, a second terminal pair comprised of terminal wires short-circuited to each other at one terminal of the resistance for detection, and a sensing section to measure a current or voltage from which a noise component is removed using a detection signal inputted thereto via the first terminal pair and a detection signal inputted thereto via the second terminal pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akihito KOBAYASHI, Kenji HIROSE
  • Patent number: 11743579
    Abstract: A control device includes circuitry configured to: acquire an operation command through voice input to an imaging device including: an image sensor; and an optical system including a focus lens; and proceed to a mode for performing control to return a position of the focus lens such that a focus position of the focus lens is returned, from a focus position at a time of stoppage of the focus lens, by an amount of return equal to or less than a reference focal depth in the optical system when the operation command is a command to stop operation of the focus lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Hirose
  • Patent number: 11716532
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire an operation instruction made by a voice input to an imaging device including: an optical system including a focus lens; and an image sensor; and a controller configured to control the focus lens moving at a first velocity to stop movement when the operation instruction is an instruction to stop an operation of the focus lens, and control the focus lens to move at a second velocity lower than the first velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Hirose
  • Patent number: 11653826
    Abstract: A medical observation system, a control method, and a program are provided, which are capable of easily reducing the possibility that illumination light directly enters an eye by accident. A medical observation system 1 includes: an imaging unit 21 that captures an object and generates an image signal; a light output unit 22 that outputs illumination light in a capturing direction of the imaging unit 21; a determining unit 942 that determines the usage state of the imaging unit 21; and an illumination controller 944 that controls illumination light emitted by the light output unit 22 based on a determination result of the determining unit 942.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ushiroda, Naobumi Okada, Kenji Hirose
  • Patent number: 11648082
    Abstract: A medical holding device includes: an arm configured by coupling a plurality of links to each other by joints, the arm having at least seven or more degrees of freedom by rotational operations on rotation axes, and being configured to support a medical instrument; and an arm controller configured to control an operation of the arm. The arm has six degrees of freedom realized by rotational operations of six passive rotation axes that passively rotate and one or more degrees of freedom realized by rotational operations of one or more active rotation axes that actively rotate, and the arm controller is configured to rotate the active rotation axis so as to avoid a predetermined state of a posture of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Hirose
  • Publication number: 20230143516
    Abstract: A conveying roller contacts and conveys an optical disc toward a position of a spindle motor when the conveying roller is in a first roller position, and does not contact the optical disc when the conveying roller is in a second roller position. A slider places the conveying roller in the first roller position when the slider is in a first operation member position, and places the conveying roller in the second roller position when the slider is in a second operation member position. A first transmission mechanism transmits rotation of a loading motor to the conveying roller. A second transmission mechanism transmits the rotation of the loading motor to the slider. A distribution mechanism engages with each of the first transmission mechanism and the second transmission mechanism to distribute the rotation of the loading motor to the first transmission mechanism and the second transmission mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20230118186
    Abstract: Provided is an optical disc drive that can implement a conveying roller position manipulation mechanism, a centering mechanism, and a chucking pulley operation mechanism, while allowing the number of components to be reduced. A base frame includes a spindle motor and an optical element. An inner case houses the base frame, and supports a conveying mechanism configured to convey an optical disc to the position of the spindle motor. An outer case houses the inner case. The base frame is fixed in the inner case via a first damper, and the inner case is fixed in the outer case via a second damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji HIROSE, Aki YOGUCHI