Patents by Inventor Koji Ando

Koji Ando 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: 20210225589
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component, a conductive terminal, a case, and a fixation part. The chip component includes a terminal electrode on an end surface of the chip component. The conductive terminal is connected to the terminal electrode. The case includes an accommodation recess for accommodating the chip component. The fixation part fixes the case to an installation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro MASUDA, Shinya ITO, Norihisa ANDO, Kosuke YAZAWA, Yoshiki SATOU, Katsumi KOBAYASHI, Koji UTSUI, Koji KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20210033674
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a field winding interlayer short-circuit detection apparatus comprises: a field winding resistance calculator to calculate, for a field winding of a rotating electrical machine, a field winding resistance calculated value from a detected value of a field winding current and a detected value of a field winding voltage; a determiner to determine presence or absence of an interlayer short-circuit in the field winding by using a comparison result between the field winding resistance calculated value and the reference resistance value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio HIRANO, Yoshihiro TANIYAMA, Masafumi FUJITA, Koji ANDO, Yoshinori TORII
  • Publication number: 20210032186
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for producing high-purity iron(III) citrate substantially free of beta-iron hydroxide oxide, high-purity iron(III) citrate substantially free of beta-iron hydroxide oxide, and medical uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ando, Naoki Manta
  • Patent number: 10903092
    Abstract: Pure water, a mixed solution, and an organic solvent are applied to a substrate in this order. The organic solvent is then removed by rotation. The mixed solution is a mixture of pure water and the organic solvent, and has a surface tension lower than that of the pure water. Since the mixed solution has a solubility in pure water, which is higher than that of the organic solvent, local drying on the upper surface becomes less likely at an interface between the mixed solution and the pure water, which suppresses collapse of pattern elements. Since the temperature of the substrate is raised by the mixed solution having a temperature higher than room temperature, it is possible to reduce the time required for a process related to drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakai, Koji Ando
  • Publication number: 20210016383
    Abstract: One object of the present invention is to provide a technique capable of counting the spatters by a simple method while suppressing costs, and the present invention provides a spatter counting method performed by a portable terminal device provided with an image capturing device comprising: an image capturing step of capturing a moving image of an area including spatters generated during welding: and a counting step of counting a number of the spatters captured in each still image constituting the moving image captured in the capturing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Koji ANDO, Tomoaki SASAKI, Katsunori WADA, Yusaku NANAO
  • Publication number: 20200330074
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to display, as a live image, an image that data output from an ultrasonic probe represents; recognize an image type of the live image; extract, out of past data collected before the live image, data at least a part of which is in common to the image type of the live image; and display an image that the extracted data represents on the same screen as that of the live image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuo AKIYAMA, Nobuhide OOI, Koji ANDO, Kodai HIRAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200286750
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate holder, a rotating mechanism, a processing liquid discharge unit, and a gas discharge unit. The processing liquid discharge unit discharges a liquid flow of a processing liquid such that the liquid flow comes into contact with a landing position in a rotation path of a peripheral portion of an upper surface of the substrate being rotated. The gas discharge unit discharges a first gas flow of an inert gas from above toward a first position upstream from the landing position in a direction of rotation of the substrate in the rotation path, and discharges a second gas flow of the inert gas from above toward a second position upstream from the first position in the direction of rotation of the substrate in the rotation path. The kinetic energy of the second gas flow is lower than the kinetic energy of the first gas flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Rei TAKEAKI, Koji ANDO, Tadashi MAEGAWA, Yosuke YASUTAKE
  • Patent number: 10767760
    Abstract: A power transmission system include a transfer case including an input shaft, an output shaft, a planetary gear device including a first rotary element, a second rotary element, and a third rotary element, and a HIGH-LOW switching mechanism including a switching sleeve configured to selectively couple the output shaft to the first rotary element and the second rotary element, an electric motor coupled to one of the first rotary element and the second rotary element, and an electronic control unit configured to control the rotational speed of the electric motor, during switching operation of the HIGH-LOW switching mechanism while a vehicle is stopped, such that the rotational speed of the input shaft becomes substantially equal to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koji Ando
  • Patent number: 10727091
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate holder, a rotating mechanism, a processing liquid discharge unit, and a gas discharge unit. The processing liquid discharge unit discharges a liquid flow of a processing liquid such that the liquid flow comes into contact with a landing position in a rotation path of a peripheral portion of an upper surface of the substrate being rotated. The gas discharge unit discharges a first gas flow of an inert gas from above toward a first position upstream from the landing position in a direction of rotation of the substrate in the rotation path, and discharges a second gas flow of the inert gas from above toward a second position upstream from the first position in the direction of rotation of the substrate in the rotation path. The kinetic energy of the second gas flow is lower than the kinetic energy of the first gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rei Takeaki, Koji Ando, Tadashi Maegawa, Yosuke Yasutake
  • Patent number: 10461637
    Abstract: A switching element with a small current capacity is provided to be able to be used in a DC-DC converter. The DC-DC converter includes a switching circuit in which a first switching element, a second switching element, a third switching element, and a fourth switching element are connected in series, a flying capacitor that is connected between a connection portion between the first switching element and the second switching element and a connection portion between the third switching element and the fourth switching element, a reactor that is connected between a connection portion between the second switching element and the third switching element and a positive electrode of an input unit, and a control circuit that turns on/off the switching element, in which the control circuit turns on/off the switching elements so that a peak value in a reactor current becomes equal to or smaller than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: OMRON Corporation, NAGAOKA University of Technology
    Inventors: Junichi Itoh, Katsutaka Tanabe, Akihiro Funamoto, Koji Ando
  • Publication number: 20190320992
    Abstract: The X-ray diagnostic apparatus according to a present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to: generate an X-ray image of an object by irradiating the object with X-rays; acquire an evaluation result of at least one of elasticity evaluation of a blood vessel of the object and thickness evaluation of a wall of the blood vessel of the object; generate a superimposed image in which the evaluation result is superimposed on the X-ray image; and display the superimposed image on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi KOYAKUMARU, Nobuhide OOI, Koji ANDO, Mitsuo AKIYAMA, Sayaka TAKAHASHI, Ryoichi NAGAE, Minori IZUMI, Takayuki KOJIMA
  • Patent number: 10438821
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate holder, a rotating mechanism, a processing liquid discharge unit, and a gas discharge unit. The processing liquid discharge unit discharges a liquid flow of a processing liquid such that the liquid flow comes into contact with a landing position in a rotation path of a peripheral portion of an upper surface of the substrate being rotated. The gas discharge unit discharges a first gas flow of an inert gas from above toward a first position upstream from the landing position in a direction of rotation of the substrate in the rotation path, and discharges a second gas flow of the inert gas from above toward a second position upstream from the first position in the direction of rotation of the substrate in the rotation path. The kinetic energy of the second gas flow is lower than the kinetic energy of the first gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rei Takeaki, Koji Ando, Tadashi Maegawa, Yosuke Yasutake
  • Publication number: 20190295861
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate holder, a rotating mechanism, a processing liquid discharge unit, and a gas discharge unit. The processing liquid discharge unit discharges a liquid flow of a processing liquid such that the liquid flow comes into contact with a landing position in a rotation path of a peripheral portion of an upper surface of the substrate being rotated. The gas discharge unit discharges a first gas flow of an inert gas from above toward a first position upstream from the landing position in a direction of rotation of the substrate in the rotation path, and discharges a second gas flow of the inert gas from above toward a second position upstream from the first position in the direction of rotation of the substrate in the rotation path. The kinetic energy of the second gas flow is lower than the kinetic energy of the first gas flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Rei TAKEAKI, Koji ANDO, Tadashi MAEGAWA, Yosuke YASUTAKE
  • Publication number: 20190239859
    Abstract: The medical image diagnostic apparatus according to a present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to display an ultrasonic image and a non-ultrasonic medical image to a display. The processing circuitry is configured to determine which of a displayed ultrasonic image and a displayed non-ultrasonic medical image is live. The processing circuitry is configured to inform information indicating which any one of the displayed ultrasonic image and the displayed non-ultrasonic medical image is live in accordance with the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sayaka TAKAHASHI, Ryoichi Nagae, Nobuhide Ooi, Mitsuo Akiyama, Koji Ando, Minori Izumi, Takashi Koyakumaru
  • Patent number: 10363018
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry adds incidental information including information regarding a kind concerning each of a plurality of regions in a heart to an analysis result of each of the regions. The analysis result is obtained by analyzing medical data. The processing circuitry determines a display position of the analysis result of each of the regions based on the incidental information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shogo Fukuda, Yasuhiko Abe, Tetsuya Kawagishi, Koji Ando, Mitsuo Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20190185433
    Abstract: Provision of a stabilized crystal of 6-(3-chloro-2-fluorobenzyl)-1-[(S)-1-hydroxymethyl-2-methylpropyl]-7-methoxy-4-oxo-1,4-dihydroquinoline-3-carboxylic acid (compound A). A crystal of compound A, which shows a particular X-ray powder diffraction pattern of a characteristic diffraction peaks at diffraction angles 2?(°) as measured by X-ray powder diffractmetry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Motohide SATOH, Takahisa MOTOMURA, Takashi MATSUDA, Kentaro KONDO, Koji ANDO, Koji MATSUDA, Shuji MIYAKE, Hideto UEHARA
  • Patent number: 10292684
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry obtains three-dimensional medical image data, taken by using an ultrasound probe, of a region including a heart valve of a patient and a catheter inserted into a heart chamber of the patient. The processing circuitry determines an advancing direction of a tip end part of the catheter by obtaining information on a position and a posture of the tip end part included in the three-dimensional medical image data, by using at least one selected from shape information indicating the shape of the tip end part and reflection characteristic information indicating ultrasound reflection characteristics of the tip end part. The processing circuitry generates a display image from the three-dimensional medical image data in accordance with the position and the advancing direction of the tip end part. The processing circuitry causes the display image to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Okazaki, Yasuhiko Abe, Koji Ando, Shogo Fukuda, Yurika Ogawa, Yukinobu Sakata, Yasunori Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20190149044
    Abstract: A switching element with a small current capacity is provided to be able to be used in a DC-DC converter. The DC-DC converter includes a switching circuit in which a first switching element, a second switching element, a third switching element, and a fourth switching element are connected in series, a flying capacitor that is connected between a connection portion between the first switching element and the second switching element and a connection portion between the third switching element and the fourth switching element, a reactor that is connected between a connection portion between the second switching element and the third switching element and a positive electrode of an input unit, and a control circuit that turns on/off the switching element, in which the control circuit turns on/off the switching elements so that a peak value in a reactor current becomes equal to or smaller than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, NAGAOKA University of Technology
    Inventors: Junichi ITOH, Katsutaka TANABE, Akihiro FUNAMOTO, Koji ANDO
  • Publication number: 20190027383
    Abstract: Pure water, a mixed solution, and an organic solvent are applied to a substrate in this order. The organic solvent is then removed by rotation. The mixed solution is a mixture of pure water and the organic solvent, and has a surface tension lower than that of the pure water. Since the mixed solution has a solubility in pure water, which is higher than that of the organic solvent, local drying on the upper surface becomes less likely at an interface between the mixed solution and the pure water, which suppresses collapse of pattern elements. Since the temperature of the substrate is raised by the mixed solution having a temperature higher than room temperature, it is possible to reduce the time required for a process related to drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Hitoshi NAKAI, Koji ANDO
  • Publication number: 20190011044
    Abstract: A power transmission system include a transfer case including an input shaft, an output shaft, a planetary gear device including a first rotary element, a second rotary element, and a third rotary element, and a HIGH-LOW switching mechanism including a switching sleeve configured to selectively couple the output shaft to the first rotary element and the second rotary element, an electric motor coupled to one of the first rotary element and the second rotary element, and an electronic control unit configured to control the rotational speed of the electric motor, during switching operation of the HIGH-LOW switching mechanism while a vehicle is stopped, such that the rotational speed of the input shaft becomes substantially equal to zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koji ANDO