Patents by Inventor Kentaro Kobayashi

Kentaro Kobayashi 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: 11981136
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head includes: a plurality of head chips having a nozzle surface; a thermally conductive holder holding the plurality of head chips; a thermally conductive flow path structure provided with a flow path of a liquid supplied to the plurality of head chips; and a planar heater disposed between the holder and the flow path structure and along a direction parallel to the nozzle surface, in which the heater overlaps the plurality of head chips in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Kanegae, Katsuhiro Okubo, Kentaro Murakami, Shingo Tomimatsu, Hiroki Kobayashi, Haruhisa Uezawa
  • Publication number: 20240127982
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a converting portion having a plurality of electrical conductors to be arranged in mutual separation and a medium arranged so as to mutually connect the plurality of electrical conductors, wherein the converting portion is the information processing apparatus to convert an input signal to an output signal. The medium includes the electrolyte and is configured to be capable of controlling an electrical conductivity of an electrically conductive path mutually electrically connecting the plurality of electrical conductors, and the medium is selected such that the electrical conductivity of the electrically conductive path changes over time with the input signal not being present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE FOUNDATION, TOYOTA PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOTTORI UNIVERSITY, NAGASE & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki AKINAGA, Hisashi SHIMA, Yasuhisa NAITOH, Hiroshi SATOU, Dan SATOU, Takuma MATSUO, Kentaro KINOSHITA, Toshiyuki ITOH, Toshiki NOKAMI, Masakazu KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11961651
    Abstract: In a coil device, a first coil includes a common terminal side first coil conductor connected to a ground terminal, an intermediate first coil conductor, and an input/output terminal side first coil conductor connected to a first input/output terminal, and a second coil includes a common terminal side second coil conductor connected to the ground terminal, an intermediate second coil conductor, and an input/output terminal side second coil conductor connected to a second input/output terminal. The input/output terminal side first coil conductor is located between the intermediate second coil conductor and the input/output terminal side second coil conductor, and the input/output terminal side second coil conductor is located between the intermediate first coil conductor and the input/output terminal side first coil conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Mikawa, Hideaki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20240116646
    Abstract: [Object] To detect airspeed and an airflow direction with respect to an airframe of a motorized aircraft with high accuracy without increasing the cost and weight and rapidly control attitudes of an electric propulsion system and the airframe in accordance with fluctuations of the airspeed and airflow direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Hiroshi KOBAYASHI, Kentaro YOKOTA, Akira NISHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20240115652
    Abstract: There is provided a bioabsorbable peptide tissue occluding agent that can be applied to large mammals including humans, the peptide tissue occluding agent being obtained by artificial synthesis to avoid concerns of infection by viruses and the like. The tissue occluding agent contains a peptide, wherein the peptide is an amphiphilic peptide having 8-200 amino acid residues with the hydrophilic amino acids and hydrophobic amino acids alternately bonded, and is a self-assembling peptide exhibiting a ?-structure in aqueous solution in the presence of physiological pH and/or a cation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Kentaro Takamura, Satoshi Gojo, Satoru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11952016
    Abstract: A driving assistance control section of a vehicle control apparatus has an operation state of a driver's vehicle transition from a stop state to a start-stand-by state keeping a second assistance state, if an accelerating operation larger than a predetermined first threshold acceleration is performed and there is an ahead-located vehicle, and has the driving assistance state transition from the second assistance state to a first assistance state and has the operation state transition from the stop state to the start-stand-by state if an accelerating operation larger than a predetermined second threshold acceleration is performed over a longer time than a predetermined threshold duration and there is an ahead-located vehicle, if follow-up running control is being performed in the second assistance state in which it is not necessary for a driver to hold a steering wheel to continue to have a driving assistance function performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakanishi, Kentaro Ishisaka, Yuki Imanishi, Takuma Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11947280
    Abstract: A mechanism that enables developer replenishment by a simpler structure and a mechanism that enables more user-friendly developer replenishment are provided. An attachment port to which a developer supply bottle containing a developer stored therein is detachably attachable is disposed in an interior of an image forming apparatus. The developer supply bottle can be attached when the cover is in an open state. According to this image forming apparatus, when the developer supply bottle is attached to the attachment port, the developer inside the developer supply bottle moves into a developer housing chamber by its own weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Funatani, Masatake Tanaka, Kentaro Yamawaki, Kenichi Iida, Shinsuke Kobayashi, Kensuke Umeda, Takanori Watanabe, Ai Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11938728
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head includes: head chips including a first-head-chip and a second-head-chip; a holder holding the head chips; and a heater along a direction parallel to a nozzle surface. The first-head-chip and the second-head-chip are disposed to be offset from each other in both a first-direction and a second-direction parallel to the nozzle surface and intersecting with each other. When a first-side is one of the four sides of a virtual rectangle circumscribing the aggregate of the head chips and a second-side and a third-side are coupled to both ends of the first-side, the first-head-chip is in contact with the first-side and the third-side and the second-head chip is in contact with the second-side. The heater overlaps the head chips. A first-region surrounded by the first-side, the second-side, the first-head-chip, and the second-head-chip includes a first-outside-part positioned outside the outer edge of the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Kanegae, Katsuhiro Okubo, Kentaro Murakami, Shingo Tomimatsu, Hiroki Kobayashi, Haruhisa Uezawa
  • Patent number: 11938732
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head supported by a support body includes: a first head chip; a holder having a holding portion holding the first head chip and a flange portion; and a heater heating the holding portion, in which the holding portion has a heat receiving portion receiving heat from the heater, and a shortest path of heat transferred through the holder from the heat receiving portion to the flange portion is bent or curved at two or more points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Okubo, Takahiro Kanegae, Kentaro Murakami, Shingo Tomimatsu, Hiroki Kobayashi, Haruhisa Uezawa
  • Publication number: 20240097152
    Abstract: In an electrochemical device of an embodiment, a cell stack has a spacer disposed to be arranged next to an insulating sealing member in a direction orthogonal to a stack direction. A plurality of the spacers are arranged in the stack direction between a pair of end plates, and the spacer is interposed between a pair of separators adjacently arranged in the stack direction. The spacer is formed of a material whose thickness reduction ratio when an operation of the electrochemical device is executed is smaller than that of the insulating sealing member. Before the execution of the operation of the electrochemical device, the thickness of the spacer is thinner than the thickness of the insulating sealing member. Further, the thickness of the spacer keeps a state of being equal to or less than the thickness of the insulating sealing member when the operation of the electrochemical device is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riko INUZUKA, Norikazu OSADA, Kentaro MATSUNAGA, Masahiro ASAYAMA, Shohei KOBAYASHI, Yusuke SUZUKI, Tsuneji KAMEDA
  • Patent number: 11933974
    Abstract: An object is to provide an electronic device capable of recognizing a user's facial feature accurately. A glasses-type electronic device includes a first optical component, a second optical component, a frame, an imaging device, a feature extraction unit, and an emotion estimation unit. The frame is in contact with a side surface of the first optical component and a side surface of the second optical component. The imaging device is in contact with the frame and has a function of detecting part of a user's face. The feature extraction unit has a function of extracting a feature of the user's face from the detected part of the user's face. The emotion estimation unit has a function of estimating information on the user from the extracted feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Takayuki Ikeda, Hidetomo Kobayashi, Hideaki Shishido, Kiyotaka Kimura, Takashi Nakagawa, Kosei Nei, Kentaro Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20240085400
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technology for performing a test for prostate cancer. This method is for testing the possibility of having prostate cancer, the method comprising (1) measuring the amount or concentration of a biomarker in a body fluid sample collected from a subject, the biomarker being at least one member selected from the group consisting of dimethyl glutarate, 2,6-xylidine, 2-hydroxy-2-methylpropiophenone, 2,6-di(propan-2-yl) phenol, dimethyl succinate, acetophenone, 2-phenyl-2-propanol, and 3,5,5-trimetyl-2-cyclohexenone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicants: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, AINO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Atsufumi OZOE, Kentaro KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiko TAKAHASHI, Kohei MATSUNAGA, Takaaki SATO, Yoichi MIZUTANI
  • Patent number: 11908635
    Abstract: To reduce the occurrence of capacitor mounting failure on a circuit board in the solder reflow process, the capacitor element is housed in the bottomed cylindrical outer case and sealed with a sealing member the open end of the outer case, the lead terminal derived from the capacitor element is formed through the sealing member a capacitor body, a base having a bottom surface portion and a side wall formed so as to surround the outer periphery of the capacitor body with a through hole through which the lead terminal penetrates, a capacitor having a convex portion protruding toward the capacitor body from the inner surface of the side wall, the caulking portion formed by caulking the side surface of the outer case the convex portion is disposed, providing a gap portion between the caulking portion and the convex portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON CHEMI-CON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kentaro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11848224
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck includes: a ceramic plate; an adsorption electrode that is built in the ceramic plate; and a plurality of connection pads that are built in the ceramic plate to be electrically connected to the adsorption electrode. The connection pads are arranged stepwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Koizumi, Kazunori Shimizu, Kentaro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20230256394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hollow fiber membrane module for outside-in cross-flow filtration including: a container having at least a raw water inlet, a raw water outlet, and a filtrate outlet; and a plurality of hollow fiber membranes housed in the container, in which in the plurality of hollow fiber membranes, an end portion on a raw water inlet side is sealed and an end portion on a filtrate outlet side is opened, and the plurality of hollow fiber membranes have a potting portion fixed by an adhesive at least in the end portion on the filtrate outlet side, and a pure water permeability K (m3/m2/hr/50 kPa) of the hollow fiber membranes and an inner diameter Di (?m) of the hollow fiber membranes satisfy the following requirements: 2.0?K?20.0; and 350?D1?600.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kobayashi, Yoichiro Kozaki, Satoko Kanamori, Atsushi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11617991
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a separation membrane including an organic polymer resin, in which a volume V1 of fine pores having a pore diameter of 100 nm or more is 0.3 cm3/g or more and 0.5 cm3/g or less, a volume V2 of fine pores having a pore diameter of less than 100 nm is 0.02 cm3/g or more and less than 0.1 cm3/g, and a ratio V1/V2 of the fine pore volume V1 to the fine pore volume V2 is 3 or more and 60 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoichiro Kozaki, Masakazu Koiwa, Fumi Hojo, Satoko Kanamori, Kentaro Kobayashi, Masato Yanagibashi
  • Publication number: 20230030510
    Abstract: The electrostatic chuck includes an insulating substrate having a placement surface on which a suction target object is placed and an opposite surface provided on an opposite side to the placement surface; and a gas hole penetrating from the opposite surface to the placement surface. The gas hole has a first hole portion extending from the opposite surface toward the placement surface, a second hole portion extending from the placement surface toward the opposite surface, and a third hole portion provided between the first hole portion and the second hole portion and formed to communicate the first hole portion and the second hole portion each other. The first hole portion is provided not to overlap with the second hole portion in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Kentaro Kobayashi, Mizuki Watanabe, Kohei Yamaguchi, Atsuo Sato
  • Publication number: 20220301917
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck includes: a ceramic plate; an adsorption electrode that is built in the ceramic plate; and a plurality of connection pads that are built in the ceramic plate to be electrically connected to the adsorption electrode. The connection pads are arranged stepwise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Naoyuki Koizumi, Kazunori Shimizu, Kentaro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220266204
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a separation membrane including an organic polymer resin, in which a volume V1 of fine pores having a pore diameter of 100 nm or more is 0.3 cm3/g or more and 0.5 cm3/g or less, a volume V2 of fine pores having a pore diameter of less than 100 nm is 0.02 cm3/g or more and less than 0.1 cm3/g, and a ratio V1/V2 of the fine pore volume V1 to the fine pore volume V2 is 3 or more and 60 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoichiro KOZAKI, Masakazu KOIWA, Fumi HOJO, Satoko KANAMORI, Kentaro KOBAYASHI, Masato YANAGIBASHI
  • Publication number: 20220238283
    Abstract: To reduce the occurrence of capacitor mounting failure on a circuit board in the solder reflow process, the capacitor element is housed in the bottomed cylindrical outer case and sealed with a sealing member the open end of the outer case, the lead terminal derived from the capacitor element is formed through the sealing member a capacitor body, a base having a bottom surface portion and a side wall formed so as to surround the outer periphery of the capacitor body with a through hole through which the lead terminal penetrates, a capacitor having a convex portion protruding toward the capacitor body from the inner surface of the side wall, the caulking portion formed by caulking the side surface of the outer case the convex portion is disposed, providing a gap portion between the caulking portion and the convex portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventor: Kentaro KOBAYASHI