Patents by Inventor Kenji Kawano

Kenji Kawano 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: 10793024
    Abstract: Provided is a seat in which a physical quantity can be controlled according to a physique of an occupant. One aspect of the present disclosure provides a seat including a seat body that supports a body of an occupant, at least one driving device that changes a physical quantity of the seat body, and a controller that controls the at least one driving device. The controller includes a model generator that generates a human body model of the occupant, an analyzer that analyzes a state quantity of the human body model, and an instructing device that drives the at least one driving device based on a result of an analysis by the analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Kawano, Yoshiomi Nishigaki, Kazumi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10792711
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to obtain a high removing performance of particles. The substrate processing system according to the exemplary embodiment comprises a holding unit and a removing solution supply unit. The holding unit holds a substrate that has a treatment film formed thereon, wherein the treatment film comprises an organic solvent and a fluorine-containing polymer that is soluble in the organic solvent. The removing solution supply unit supplies to the treatment film formed on the substrate, a removing solution capable of removing the treatment film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Meitoku Aibara, Yuki Yoshida, Hisashi Kawano, Masami Yamashita, Itaru Kanno, Kenji Mochida, Motoyuki Shima
  • Patent number: 10788902
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device and an information processing method which are capable of simply correcting an indication position in an image which corresponds to a position that is pointed in a three-dimensional space. The information processing device includes an indication position detection unit that detects a spatial indication position that is a position pointed by an indicating object in a three-dimensional space and an indication position correction unit that corrects an image indication position that is an indication position in an image which corresponds to the spatial indication position on the basis of a user voice that is a voice spoken by a user. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a head mount display (HMD) using virtual reality (VR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Kawano, Takuya Namae, Kenji Sugihara, Ryo Fukazawa, Daisuke Sato
  • Publication number: 20200251625
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element adapted to emit blue light, quantum dots that absorb part of the blue light emitted from the light emitting element to emit green light, and at least one of a KSF phosphor adapted to absorb part of the blue light emitted from the light emitting element to emit red light and a MGF phosphor adapted to absorb part of the blue light emitted from the light emitting element to emit red light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji KAWANO, Atsushi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10714664
    Abstract: A device includes a light emitting device including: a light emitting element adapted to emit a blue light, a sealing resin covering the light emitting element, and a sulfide phosphor-containing layer disposed separate from the sealing resin; and a diffusion plate disposed between the sealing resin and the sulfide phosphor-containing layer, the diffusion plate being spaced apart from the sealing resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamamoto, Kenji Kawano
  • Publication number: 20200211767
    Abstract: A device includes a first inductor and a second inductor reversely coupled with the first inductor, wherein the first and second inductors have overlapping windings. The device also includes a housing for the first and second inductor, wherein the housing is filled with a magnetic molding compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Dongbin HOU, Sombuddha CHAKRABORTY, Kenji KAWANO, Jeffrey MORRONI, Yuki SATO
  • Publication number: 20200161946
    Abstract: A core product includes a first core block and a second core block. The first core block includes: a first block body including a first end surface and a second end surface, and a first resin injection portion; a first solidified resin provided in the first resin injection portion; and a first gate mark integrated with the first solidified resin and protruding outward more than the first end surface. The second core block includes: a second block body including a third end surface and a fourth end surface, and a second resin injection portion; a second solidified resin provided in the second resin injection portion; and a second gate mark integrated with the second solidified resin and protruding outward more than the fourth end surface. The first core block and the second core block are stacked such that the second end surface and the third end surface face each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicants: Mitsui High-tec, Inc., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kimura, Masato Kawano
  • Patent number: 10651349
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element adapted to emit blue light, quantum dots that absorb part of the blue light emitted from the light emitting element to emit green light, and at least one of a KSF phosphor adapted to absorb part of the blue light emitted from the light emitting element to emit red light and a MGF phosphor adapted to absorb part of the blue light emitted from the light emitting element to emit red light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kawano, Atsushi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200122950
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention has: an apparatus main body whose external appearance is configured from an upper casing, a lower casing, and a link casing that vertically links the upper casing and the lower casing and that has a paper discharge opening for discharging paper on one side face; a paper discharge portion that is formed as a space between the upper casing and the lower casing and that is to store paper discharged from the paper discharge opening; and an operation panel portion that is disposed in a vertically tiltable manner on a front face of the upper casing. When viewing the apparatus main body from the front side, an open space that allows paper discharged to the paper discharge portion to be viewed is provided between the operation panel portion and the link casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro KAWANO, Takashi MATSUDA, Naoki SAITO, Kenji OHTA
  • Publication number: 20200090897
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to stably supply an electron beam from an electron gun, that is, to prevent variation in intensity of the electron beam. The invention provides a charged particle beam device that includes an electron gun having an electron source, an extraction electrode to which a voltage used for extracting electrons from the electron source is applied, and an acceleration electrode to which a voltage used for accelerating the electrons extracted from the electron source is applied, a first heating unit that heats the extraction electrode, and a second heating unit that heats the acceleration electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Keigo KASUYA, Shuhei ISHIKAWA, Kenji TANIMOTO, Hajime KAWANO, Hideo TODOKORO, Souichi KATAGIRI, Takashi DOI, Soichiro MATSUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10555083
    Abstract: An acoustic device includes: at least one processor, and at least one memory device that stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, causes the at least one processor to operate to: acquire data on a mixed sound of a reproduction sound of a first sound data output from a first speaker and a reproduction sound of a second sound data output from a second speaker, the mixed sound being picked up by a sound pickup device directed toward the first speaker, calculate a first similarity degree indicating similarity between the data on the mixed sound and the first sound data and a second similarity degree indicating similarity between the data on the mixed sound and the second sound data, and determine connection states of the first speaker and the second speaker based on the first similarity degree and the second similarity degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Usui, Kenji Kawano, Kotaro Nakabayashi, Ryota Sato, Kohei Sekiguchi, Masaya Kano
  • Publication number: 20200020820
    Abstract: Provided is a solar cell including a first electrode, a second electrode, a light-absorbing layer located between the first electrode and the second electrode, and an intermediate layer located between the light-absorbing layer and at least one electrode selected from the group consisting of the first electrode and the second electrode. The light-absorbing layer contains a perovskite compound represented by a chemical formula ASnX3 (where A is a monovalent cation and X is a halogen anion). The intermediate layer is in contact with the light-absorbing layer. The at least one electrode selected from the group consisting of the first electrode and the second electrode has light-transmissive property. The intermediate layer contains at least one selected from the group consisting of (4-(1?,5?-dihydro-1?-methyl-2?H-[5,6]fullereno-C60-lh-[1,9-c]pyrrol-2?-yl)benzoic acid) and fullerene C60.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: TOMOYASU YOKOYAMA, KENJI KAWANO, YUMI MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10532906
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention has: an apparatus main body whose external appearance is configured from an upper casing, a lower casing, and a link casing that vertically links the upper casing and the lower casing and that has a paper discharge opening for discharging paper on one side face; a paper discharge portion that is formed as a space between the upper casing and the lower casing and that is to store paper discharged from the paper discharge opening; and an operation panel portion that is disposed in a vertically tiltable manner on a front face of the upper casing. When viewing the apparatus main body from the front side, an open space that allows paper discharged to the paper discharge portion to be viewed is provided between the operation panel portion and the link casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Kawano, Takashi Matsuda, Naoki Saito, Kenji Ohta
  • Publication number: 20190389353
    Abstract: A vehicle seat attachable to a vehicle body, the vehicle seat including: a seat back; and a headrest configured to support a head of a seated occupant, the headrest including: a base portion fixed to the seat back; a slide portion slidable in a left-right direction in a state where the head is supported to the base portion; and an electric mechanism configured to slide the slide portion in the left-right direction, and in which the slide portion is configured to be moved by the electric mechanism in a moving direction in which the head moves in the left-right direction due to acceleration in the left-right direction applied when a vehicle moves, the electric mechanism being operated by a control device disposed in the vehicle body in response to a signal from a sensor disposed in the vehicle body, the sensor being configured to detect the moving direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Komei YANO, Kenji KAWANO, Hidetaka NAGAYASU, Makoto ASANO, Osamu KANEKO, Hikaru SATOU
  • Patent number: 10490711
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element adapted to emit a blue light, a sealing resin covering the light emitting element, and a sulfide phosphor-containing layer disposed at an outer side of a sealing resin. The sealing resin contains at least one of a KSF phosphor adapted to absorb a portion of the blue light emitted from the light emitting element to emit red light and a MGF phosphor adapted to absorb a portion of the blue light emitted from the light emitting element to emit red light. The sulfide phosphor-containing layer includes a sulfide phosphor adapted to absorb a portion of the blue light emitted from the light emitting element to emit red light and a MGF phosphor adapted to absorb a portion of the blue light emitted from the light emitting element to emit green light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamamoto, Kenji Kawano
  • Publication number: 20190348580
    Abstract: A device includes a light emitting device including: a light emitting element adapted to emit a blue light, a sealing resin covering the light emitting element, and a sulfide phosphor-containing layer disposed separate from the sealing resin; and a diffusion plate disposed between the sealing resin and the sulfide phosphor-containing layer, the diffusion plate being spaced apart from the sealing resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi YAMAMOTO, Kenji KAWANO
  • Publication number: 20190281388
    Abstract: An acoustic device includes: at least one processor, and at least one memory device that stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, causes the at least one processor to operate to: acquire data on a mixed sound of a reproduction sound of a first sound data output from a first speaker and a reproduction sound of a second sound data output from a second speaker, the mixed sound being picked up by a sound pickup device directed toward the first speaker, calculate a first similarity degree indicating similarity between the data on the mixed sound and the first sound data and a second similarity degree indicating similarity between the data on the mixed sound and the second sound data, and determine connection states of the first speaker and the second speaker based on the first similarity degree and the second similarity degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi USUI, Kenji KAWANO, Kotaro NAKABAYASHI, Ryota SATO, Kohei SEKIGUCHI, Masaya KANO
  • Patent number: 10407758
    Abstract: A steel for oil country tubular goods includes, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C, Si, Mn, Al, Mo, P, S, O, N, and a balance containing Fe and impurities, wherein a full width at half maximum HW of a crystal plane corresponding to a (211) crystal plane of an ? phase and a carbon content expressed in mass % in the chemical composition satisfy HW×C1/2?0.38, the carbon content and a molybdenum content expressed in mass % in the chemical composition satisfy C×Mo?0.6, a number of M2C carbides having a hexagonal crystal structure and having an equivalent circle diameter of 1 nm or more is 5 pieces or more per one square micron, and an yield strength is 758 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Omura, Yuji Arai, Kaori Kawano, Akihiro Sakamoto, Kazuo Okamura, Kenji Yamamoto, Keiichi Kondo, Koji Nagahashi, Masanao Seo
  • Publication number: 20190154112
    Abstract: A power transfer belt that includes a plurality of elements; and a ring that binds the plurality of elements annularly, wherein: the power transfer belt is wound in V grooves of a pair of pulleys of a continuously variable transmission to transfer power, the elements each have a saddle surface that contacts the ring, a pair of pillars that extend from both sides of the saddle surface in a width direction in a direction from an inner peripheral side toward an outer peripheral side of the ring, and a pair of side surfaces formed so as to extend away from each other from the inner peripheral side toward the outer peripheral side of the ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira OCHI, Kenji KAWANO, Yuki SATO, Ryo NAKAMURA, Junichi TOKUNAGA, Masashi HATTORI
  • Publication number: 20190154114
    Abstract: A power transfer belt, where a peripheral length difference between an inner peripheral length of the retainer ring and an outer peripheral length of the outermost ring material is larger than a peripheral length difference between an outer peripheral length of the ring material on an inner side, of two of the ring materials which overlap each other, and an inner peripheral length of the ring material on an outer side,
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira OCHI, Yuki SATO, Ryo NAKAMURA, Kenji KAWANO, Masashi HATTORI, Junichi TOKUNAGA