Patents by Inventor Koji Harada

Koji Harada 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: 20200209395
    Abstract: A sensor device measuring a distance to an object includes: a light projection unit repeatedly emitting detection light toward the object; a light reception unit receiving reflected light of the detection light and outputting a binarized light reception signal (RT); a light projection oscillation unit controlling the emission of the detection light and outputting a start signal synchronized with the emission of the detection light; a counter measurement unit starting counting of the RT when receiving the RT and the start signal, and outputting a stop signal corresponding to a feature point of the RT; a delay line measurement unit outputting a delay line output signal corresponding to the delay time of the RT near the feature point of the RT when receiving the RT and the stop signal; and a distance calculation unit calculating the distance to the object based on the delay line output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shoichi OHNAKA, Yusuke IIDA, Ryosuke TSUZUKI, Koji IGUCHI, Osamu HARADA
  • Publication number: 20200203709
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte solution battery includes a positive electrode containing manganese dioxide and a carbon material; a negative electrode including one of lithium and a lithium alloy; a non-aqueous electrolyte solution; and a container configured to accommodate the positive electrode, the negative electrode, and the non-aqueous electrolyte solution. In a spectrum that is measured by performing Raman spectroscopic analysis with respect to the positive electrode by using argon laser at a wavelength of 514.5 nm, an average value of peak intensity ratios ID/IG of an intensity ID of a peak appearing in the vicinity of 1330 cm?1 to an intensity IG of a peak appearing in the vicinity of 1580 cm?1 satisfies a relationship of 0.5?ID/IG?1.3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Kohei WATANABE, Jun YAGISAWA, Miho SUZUKI, Kaoru YABUKI, Koji HARADA, Yushin ENDO
  • Publication number: 20200195174
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller that controls a motor, a first transmission channel connected to a first power-supply terminal of an alternating-current source that supplies an alternating-current voltage, a second transmission channel connected to a second power-supply terminal of the alternating-current source, and a third transmission channel connected to each of the first transmission channel and the second transmission channel. The controller switches the rotational speed of the motor based on the voltage value of a signal input to the controller in accordance with a first connection status of the first transmission channel and the third transmission channel and a second connection status of the second transmission channel and the third transmission channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Keiichi ABE, Koji HARADA, Huafei CAI, Masashi NAGUMO, Takayuki SUEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20200192128
    Abstract: A light control device 10 includes a pair of electrodes 611 and 612 and a stacked structure body 613? of a plurality of light control layers 613 sandwiched by the pair of electrodes 611 and 612; and each light control layer 613 has a stacked structure of a first insulating layer 614, a first nanocarbon film 615 doped with an n-type impurity or not doped with an impurity, a second insulating layer 617, and a second nanocarbon film 616 doped with a p-type impurity or not doped with an impurity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: KOUICHI HARADA, KYOKO IZUHA, KOJI KADONO
  • Publication number: 20200142226
    Abstract: A light control film to be bonded to a panel member for a vehicle includes film substrates, conductive layers, and a liquid crystal layer. The conductive layers are on surfaces of the film substrates opposed to each other, respectively. The liquid crystal layer is sandwiched between conductive layers. The light control film is switchable between a first state with a first haze percentage and a second state with a second haze percentage that is lower than the first haze percentage. Each film substrate includes at least an acrylic imide layer made of acrylic imide. Each conductive layer includes a thin silver film or a copper wire mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION, TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro IRIE, Kanji KOBAYASHI, Kenji OKAMOTO, Nozomu WASHIO, Koji MISHIMA, Shouhei HARADA, Kazushi YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10626822
    Abstract: A valve operating system for a multicylinder engine opens and closes a pair of valves provided on each of cylinders by means of a pair of rocker arms operated by a cam provided on a camshaft supported on a cam holder. When viewed in a direction of a cylinder axis, the pair of rocker arms of at least one of the cylinders are inclined in opposite directions to each other with respect to a direction orthogonal to a camshaft axis. Therefore, thrust loads acting on the camshaft from the pair of rocker arms are counteracted individually for each of the cylinders, thereby enabling the thrust load to be reduced and axial movement of the camshaft to be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTORS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeya Harada, Kiyohiko Masago, Masaru Kawano, Naoya Ashita, Kei Ueda, Koji Katsumata, Koichi Ogino, Hitoshi Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10607840
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a substrate; a p-type GaN layer that is formed above the substrate, and includes GaN containing p-type impurities; and a Ti film formed on a surface of the p-type GaN layer. The Ti film includes a Ti film containing no nitrogen and a nitrogen-containing Ti film that is less chemically active than such Ti film. The nitrogen-containing Ti film continuously surrounds an outer periphery of the Ti film containing no nitrogen in a planar view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Harada, Koji Utaka
  • Patent number: 10608375
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprises a first connector and a second connector matable with the first connector in a mating direction. The first connector includes a housing and a slider held by the housing and slidable with respect to the housing in a direction intersecting the mating direction. The slider has a slider backlash restraining device disposed on an inner wall. The slider slides in a first direction to cause the second connector to move in the mating direction and slides in a second direction opposite to the first direction to cause the second connector to move in a direction opposite to the mating direction. The second connector has a connector backlash restraining device disposed on an outer wall of the second connector. The slider backlash restraining device abuts the connector backlash restraining device when the first connector is mated with the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Homme, Koji Inose, Motoki Harada, Yuichi Takeda, Tadashi Niino
  • Patent number: 10598966
    Abstract: A light control device 10 includes a pair of electrodes 611 and 612 and a stacked structure body 613? of a plurality of light control layers 613 sandwiched by the pair of electrodes 611 and 612; and each light control layer 613 has a stacked structure of a first insulating layer 614, a first nanocarbon film 615 doped with an n-type impurity or not doped with an impurity, a second insulating layer 617, and a second nanocarbon film 616 doped with a p-type impurity or not doped with an impurity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Harada, Kyoko Izuha, Koji Kadono
  • Publication number: 20200088650
    Abstract: According to a surface defect inspection device and a surface defect inspection method according to the present invention, an inspection face of an inspection object is irradiated with illumination light, and a defect at the inspection face is detected, based on an image including the inspection face captured. According to the surface defect inspection device and the surface defect inspection method, the illumination light is emitted with formation of at least one set of a light region and a dark region, and a range of a defect detection image region for the detection of the defect, to be set to the image capturing the inspection face irradiated with the illumination light in the light region, is adjusted in accordance with a previously defined degree of visibility for orange peel, at the detection of the defect at the inspection face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Koji HARADA, Masato KASHIHARA, Taizo WAKIMURA
  • Patent number: 10586712
    Abstract: According to a mode of the present invention, a method of manufacturing an electronic component includes: preparing a component main-body 110 including a first surface having an electrode-formed region having a plurality of bump electrodes 103, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and side peripheral surfaces connecting the first surface and the second surface; forming a mask section M1 on at least a peripheral portion of the first surface, the mask section surrounding the electrode-formed region, a height of the mask section being equal to or more than a height of the plurality of bump electrodes; bonding the mask section of the first surface to an adhesive layer 30 on a holder for holding a component; forming a protective film 105 on the component main-body, the protective film covering the second surface and the side peripheral surfaces; and removing the mask section M1 from the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ULVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Kageyama, Tetsuya Shimada, Koji Takahashi, Yuu Nakamuta, Manabu Harada
  • Patent number: 10578491
    Abstract: In a colorimetry device and a colorimetry method of the present invention, reference chart definition information including at least reference chart identification information about a reference color chart and patch position definition information indicating a position of each of plurality of patches in the reference color chart is stored, and whether the obtained color chart is matched with the reference color chart is determined based on the reference chart identification information. When the obtained color chart is determined to be matched with the reference color chart, a position of a colorimetry unit with respect to the color chart is relatively moved to the position of each of the plurality of patches in the color chart based on the reference chart definition information, and the colorimetry unit measures the color of each of the plurality of patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Tanimura, Ryoji Bando, Koji Harada
  • Patent number: 10573927
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrode which is a zinc anode or an electrode of any other type, and ensures good durability and sufficiently high ion conductivity, and sufficiently improves the cell performance when used in a cell, and also provides its precursor. The present invention relates to an electrode which includes a current collector and an active material layer containing an active material, and further includes a specific anion conducting material or a specific solid electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ogawa, Koji Yonehara, Hiroko Harada, Yasuyuki Takazawa, Hironobu Ono
  • Publication number: 20200057044
    Abstract: One object is to provide an industrial device in which abrasion powder (conductive substance) can accumulate on a sensor to an amount necessary for proper failure prediction. An industrial device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a lubricant reservoir portion including a region in which a lubricant circulates; and a sensor including a pair of electrodes disposed in the region in which the lubricant circulates, the sensor being configured to sense variation of electric resistance between the pair of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Koji NAKAMURA, Kazuhiko SAKURAI, Masaki HARADA, Kaoru YOTO, Takahito AZUMA
  • Publication number: 20200004357
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of efficiently recognizing a handwritten character is provided. The electronic device includes a first circuit, a display portion, and a touch sensor. The first circuit includes a neural network. The display portion includes a flexible display. The touch sensor has the function of outputting an input handwritten character as image information to the first circuit. The first circuit has the function of analyzing the image information and converting the image information into character information, and a function of displaying an image including the character information on the display portion. The analysis is performed by inference through the use of the neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Shintaro HARADA, Yoshiyuki KUROKAWA, Takeshi AOKI, Yuki OKAMOTO, Hiroki INOUE, Koji KUSUNOKI, Yosuke TSUKAMOTO, Katsuki YANAGAWA, Kei TAKAHASHI, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190384169
    Abstract: An imprint method using a mold and/or a transfer substrate having a mesa structure includes a resin supply step, a contact step, a curing step, and a mold release step. In the resin supply step, a balance layer is formed by supplying a molded resin also to an area outside of a pattern formation area of the transfer substrate in which a pattern structure is to be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaharu NAGAI, Yuichi INAZUKI, Katsutoshi SUZUKI, Ryugo HIKICHI, Koji ICHIMURA, Saburou HARADA
  • Patent number: 10506182
    Abstract: An imaging device includes imaging elements 12 arranged in two-dimensional matrix in a first direction and a second direction, an analog-digital (AD) converter 13, and a pixel signal reading device 16. The pixel signal reading device 16 selects spatially at random the imaging element 12 that outputs a pixel signal to the AD converter 13, and randomly outputs the pixel signal of the imaging element 12 from the AD converter 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoko Izuha, Kouichi Harada, Tomoo Mitsunaga, Hayato Wakabayashi, Koji Kadono
  • Patent number: 10482256
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus holding a secure chip includes a determination unit that determines whether the information processing apparatus returns from an idle state; a detection unit that, if the determination unit determines that the information processing apparatus returns from the idle state, detects initialization of the secure chip before starting application software; and a control unit that, if the detection unit detects the initialization of the secure chip, controls an operation of the information processing apparatus so that a hash value of the application software is not registered in the secure chip that is initialized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Hayashi, Koji Harada, Nobuhiro Tagashira, Takami Eguchi, Yasuhiro Nakamoto, Kazuya Kishi, Ayuta Kawazu
  • Patent number: 10473075
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a fuel rail that can be used at a high fuel pressure of 50 MPa or more, for example, has good engine mountability, and has improved material yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiichi Kubota, Koji Harada, Keiichi Uraki, Shinya Nakatani, Hiroshi Ono, Masahiro Soma
  • Patent number: 10461045
    Abstract: A power semiconductor device including an insulating substrate having a metal layer formed on an upper surface thereof, a semiconductor element and a main electrode bonded to the metal layer, a metal wire connecting the metal layer with the semiconductor element, a metal member bonded to a lower surface side of the insulating substrate, a case member surrounding the insulating substrate and being in contact with a surface of the metal member bonded to the insulating substrate, and a sealing resin which fills a region surrounded by the metal member and the case member and has a resin strength of 0.12 MPa or higher at room temperature, a microcrystallization temperature of ?55° C. or lower, and a needle penetration of 30 to 50 after storage at 175° C. for 1000 hours and seals the insulating substrate, the metal layer, the semiconductor element, the metal wire, and the main electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasumichi Hatanaka, Kozo Harada, Hiroyuki Harada, Takashi Nishimura, Masayuki Mafune, Koji Yamada