Patents by Inventor Kenji Yamamoto

Kenji Yamamoto 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: 20220260930
    Abstract: A computation device is provided for measuring the dimensions of patterns formed on a sample based on a signal obtained from a charged particle beam device. The computation device includes a positional deviation amount calculation unit for calculating the amount of positional deviation in a direction parallel to a wafer surface between two patterns having different heights based on an image acquired at a given beam tilt angle; a pattern inclination amount calculation unit for calculating an amount of pattern inclination from the amount of positional deviation using a predetermined relational expression for the amount of positional deviation and the amount of pattern inclination; and a beam tilt control amount calculation unit for controlling the beam tilt angle so as to match the amount of pattern inclination. The pattern measurement device sets the beam tilt angle to a calculated beam tilt angle, reacquires an image and measures the patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Takuma Yamamoto, Hiroya Ohta, Kenji Tanimoto, Yusuke Abe, Tomohiro Tamori, Masaaki Nojiri
  • Publication number: 20220260646
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an SoH calculator to calculate an SoH (State of Health) for each of a plurality battery units on the basis of measurement data related to an electric power applied to each of the plurality of battery units in a rechargeable battery; a maximum/minimum voltage SoH calculator to calculate a maximum/minimum voltage SoH which is an SoH based on a maximum voltage and a minimum voltage in voltages applied to a plurality of cells or a plurality of battery subunits in the battery unit for each of the plurality of battery units on the basis of the measurement data; and an SoH ratio calculator to calculate an SoH ratio which is a ratio of the maximum/minimum voltage SoH to the SoH for each of the plurality of battery units on the basis of the calculated SoH and the calculated maximum/minimum voltage SoH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro YAMAMOTO, Hisaaki HATANO, Kohei MARUCHI, Kenji MITSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 11414305
    Abstract: To estimate the top surface of a measurement target on the basis of a data point group that corresponds to the top surface of the measurement target and is obtained using a laser scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: TADANO LTD., THE SCHOOL CORPORATION KANSAI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takayuki Kosaka, Iwao Ishikawa, Satoshi Kubota, Shigenori Tanaka, Kenji Nakamura, Yuhei Yamamoto, Masaya Nakahara
  • Patent number: 11418056
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: 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: 20220251266
    Abstract: The present invention provides an acrylate-based copolymer obtained by polymerizing constituent monomers including a polymerizable monomer (a) consisting of an alkyl acrylate-based monomer represented by the following general formula (1) in an amount of from 10 mol % to 95 mol % with respect to a total number of moles of the constituent monomers, a polymerizable monomer (b) consisting of an alkylene glycol acrylate-based monomer represented by the following general formula (2) in an amount of from 5 mol % to 50 mol % with respect to the total number of moles of the constituent monomers, and at least one kind of polymerizable monomer (c) selected from the group consisting of an aromatic vinyl-based monomer (c-1) and a short-chain alkyl acrylate-based monomer (c-2) represented by the following general formula (3) in an amount of from 0 mol % to 60 mol % with respect to the total number of moles of the constituent monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji YAMAMOTO, Tsuyoshi HIRAMATSU, Shuhei IGARASHI, Kazuki MARUMO
  • Patent number: 11408149
    Abstract: A work vehicle control system includes an actual topography acquisition device, a storage device, and a controller. The actual topography acquisition device acquires actual topography information, which indicates an actual topography of a work target. The storage device stores design topography information, which indicates a final design topography that is a target topography of the work target. The controller acquires the actual topography information from the actual topography acquisition device, and the design topography information from the storage device. The controller determines an intermediate design topography positioned above the actual topography and below the final design topography. The controller generates a command signal to move the work implement based on the intermediate design topography. The intermediate design topography includes a plurality of intermediate design surfaces divided in the traveling direction of the work vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Ishibashi, Akifumi Inamaru, Seiji Nagano, Kenji Yamamoto, Kazuyuki Kirino, Yasuhito Yonezawa, Yosuke Kogawa, Takahiro Shimojo
  • Patent number: 11407310
    Abstract: A projector is disposed inside a seatback of a front seat as a vehicle seat; therefore, when a driver as an occupant seated in the front seat checks the rear side with a rearview mirror or the like, the projector can be restrained from entering the field of view of the driver. Accordingly, different from the case in which the projector is disposed on a ceiling of the vehicle cabin or the like and exposed into the vehicle cabin, it is possible to restrain the projector from blocking the field of view of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Kei Yamamoto, Takashi Nishimoto
  • Publication number: 20220232858
    Abstract: A hardly soluble beverage product, comprising: a container comprising a main body that contains a content and that has a container mouth as an outlet of the content, and a cap that is mounted on the container mouth to close the main body. An internal volume of the container is set to a total of: a volume corresponding to a volume of the powder material contained in the container; a volume corresponding to an amount of the liquid determined in accordance with an amount of the powder material to be mixed or dissolved with the liquid; and a volume as an extra space to cause turbulence of the powder material and the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: DAIWA CAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Eiji FUJISHIGE, Tatsuhei YAMAMOTO, Kenji SUGIMOTO, Shuji KAJITA, Seiji NAGAZUMI, Susumu MATSUOKA
  • Patent number: 11396996
    Abstract: A light source device includes: a substrate; a plurality of light sources disposed on the substrate; a wavelength conversion member disposed to face the plurality of light sources; and a diffusion member disposed between the wavelength conversion member and the plurality of light sources, and configured to uniformize distribution of traveling direction angle of incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Koichi Yamamoto, Kenji Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Nishida
  • Publication number: 20220229536
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display control unit that displays a list screen of thumbnails associated with content, an execution unit that executes any application using the content associated with the thumbnails, and an image generation unit that generates an execution state image showing an execution state of the application by the execution unit, wherein the display control unit displays the execution state image generated by the image generation unit in at least a portion of an area where the list screen is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: DRNC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Takahashi, Kenji Ozawa, Maki Yamamoto, Pieter Coenen
  • Patent number: 11393611
    Abstract: A wire harness production supporting device configured to produce a wire harness by in turn laying out a plurality of electric wires on a wire laying out drawing. This wire harness production supporting device is composed of a time recording section configured to, each time one of the plurality of electric wires is laid out, store a time at which the one of the plurality of electric wires has been laid out, in a storing section, and a progress status administrating section configured to obtain a progress status of the production of the wire harness based on the time at which the one of the plurality of electric wires has been laid out having been stored in the storing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kawase, Katsuju Aoki, Raifu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11382911
    Abstract: A diketopiperazine mixture suitable for mixing with a food or drink and a method for producing the mixture. High-temperature and high-pressure treatment of plant peptides in a liquid allows production of a plant extract containing a high concentration of diketopiperazines including cyclo-leucyl-leucine and cyclo-leucyl-phenylalanine. Diketopiperazines having excellent flavor derived from a plant natural product and can produce a food or drink provided with the functions of the diketopiperazines by directly mixing the diketopiperazines with the food or drink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamoto, Yoshinori Beppu, Koichi Nakahara, Tomonori Suzuki, Soichiro Shima, Yuka Murakami
  • Patent number: 11378041
    Abstract: An exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) passage is connected with an intake passage (a bypass passage bypassing a supercharger) of an engine. The EGR passage includes, in a position close to a connection port to the intake passage, an expanding portion in which a passage cross-sectional area expands and which lowers a flow speed of EGR gas so as to reduce an uneven flow, in the connection port, of the EGR gas flowing into the intake passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Jiro Kato, Taketoshi Yamauchi, Mitsunori Wasada, Ken Yoshida, Kenji Takami, Ryo Yamamoto, Haruna Yanagida, Masayoshi Higashio, Kensuke Ashikaga
  • Patent number: 11380642
    Abstract: A copper pillar bump for an electrode pad of a semiconductor chip includes a first copper layer, a first metal layer formed directly on the first copper layer, a second copper layer formed directly on the first metal layer, and a second metal layer formed directly on the second copper layer, wherein the first metal layer and the second metal layer are made of a metal having a different etching rate than copper, wherein an outer perimeter ring of the first metal layer protrudes beyond a lateral surface of the first copper layer, and wherein an outer perimeter ring of the second metal layer protrudes beyond a lateral surface of the second copper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Yamamoto, Daisuke Ito, Mitsuaki Okubo, Kenji Uchida
  • Publication number: 20220208545
    Abstract: A substrate treatment method includes a rinsing step of performing treatment of a substrate with a rinse liquid, an immersing step of immersing the substrate in a diluted isopropyl alcohol (dIPA) stored in a treatment tank after the rinsing step, a first isopropyl alcohol treatment step of performing treatment of the substrate with an isopropyl alcohol after the immersing step, and a water-repellent treatment step of performing water-repellent treatment of the substrate after the first isopropyl alcohol treatment step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru YAMAMOTO, Daiki FUJII, Keiji IWATA, Kenji EDAMITSU, Yuya KAWAI, Kenichi ITO
  • Patent number: 11335371
    Abstract: A reproduction apparatus dividing a cross section of superposed light into a plurality of regions in a tangential and/or radial direction includes: an optical system configured to generate each of a first set of signal light and reference light having a phase difference of approximately 0°, a second set of signal light and reference light having a phase difference of approximately 180°, a third set of signal light and reference light having a phase difference of approximately 90°, and a fourth set of signal light and reference light having a phase difference of approximately 270°, using a plurality of superposed light beams corresponding to the divided regions; an optical receiver configured to output signals corresponding to the sets of the signal light and the reference light; and a circuit configured to compute signals as differences between the signals, and obtain a reproduction signal by computation from the computed signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Sekiguchi, Toshihiro Horigome, Kenji Yamamoto, Kotaro Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20220069088
    Abstract: An SiC semiconductor device includes an SiC semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type having a main surface, a source trench formed in the main surface and having a side wall and a bottom wall, a source electrode embedded in the source trench and having a side wall contact portion in contact with a region of the side wall of the source trench at an opening side of the source trench, a body region of a second conductivity type formed in a region of a surface layer portion of the main surface along the source trench, and a source region of the first conductivity type electrically connected to the side wall contact portion of the source electrode in a surface layer portion of the body region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki NAKANO, Kenji YAMAMOTO, Seigo MORI
  • Patent number: 11211519
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a solar cell includes: forming a first semiconductor layer of first conductivity type on a surface of a semiconductor substrate; forming a lift-off layer containing a silicon-based material on the first semiconductor layer; selectively removing the lift-off layer and first semiconductor layer; forming a second semiconductor layer of second conductivity type on a surface having the lift-off layer and first semiconductor layer; and removing the second semiconductor layer covering the lift-off layer by removing the lift-off layer using an etching solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Mishima, Kunihiro Nakano, Katsunori Konishi, Daisuke Adachi, Takashi Kuchiyama, Kenji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20210397119
    Abstract: The present invention provides a recording medium detecting device, an image forming device, an image forming system, a recording medium detecting method, and a non-transitory recording medium storing a computer readable program capable of detecting a grain direction of a recording medium. A recording medium detecting device has: a sensor capable of detecting a recording medium from a first detection direction and a second detection direction different from the first detection direction; and a control unit. The control unit determines a grain direction of a recording medium from first surface property data obtained when the recording medium is detected from the first detection direction and second surface property data obtained when the recording medium is detected from the second detection direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Naoto SUGAYA, Kenji TAMAKI, Kenji YAMAMOTO, Tatsuo ISHIZUKA
  • Publication number: 20210397879
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus 10 includes an interface 12 configured to acquire an image and a processor 13 configured to perform low-rank approximation by singular value decomposition on the acquired image, and perform object recognition on the acquired image subjected to the low-rank approximation by the singular value decomposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji YAMAMOTO