Patents by Inventor Koji Matsumoto

Koji Matsumoto 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: 10689408
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a novel bisphosphonic acid compound or a salt thereof which shows a remarkable inhibitory effect on ectopic calcification, and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the same. The present invention provides a bisphosphonic acid compound represented by the following formula (1) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: wherein represents a single bond or a double bond; A represents a saturated cyclic hydrocarbon or a saturated heterocyclic ring comprising a sulfur atom or an oxygen atom; and R1 and R2 each independently represent an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, a haloalkoxy group, a haloalkyl group, a halogen atom or a hydrogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIYAKUHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiichi Kobashi, Yoshinobu Aoyagi, Hiroshige Kato, Ryuko Tokuyama, Naoki Ashizawa, Koichi Ishida, Koji Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20200196445
    Abstract: A printed circuit board according to one embodiment of the present invention is a printed circuit board including a plate-shaped or a sheet-shaped insulating material having a penetrating hole, and a metal plating layer layered on both surfaces of the insulating material and an inner peripheral surface of the insulating material, wherein an inner diameter of the penetrating hole monotonically decreases from a top surface of the insulating material toward a back surface, and wherein the inner diameter of the penetrating hole at a center in a thickness direction of the insulating material is smaller than an average of an opening diameter on the top side and an opening diameter on the back side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Eiko IMAZAKI, Koji NITTA, Kousuke MIURA, Shoichiro SAKAI, Kenji TAKAHASHI, Masahiro MATSUMOTO, Hirohisa SAITO
  • Patent number: 10682043
    Abstract: A measurement probe is configured to be detachably connected to a bio-optical measurement apparatus and includes: an illuminating fiber configured to irradiate body tissues with illumination light; light receiving fibers configured to receive return light of the illumination light reflected and/or scattered from the body tissues; an optical element configured to transmit the illumination light and the return light and to keep distances between the body tissues and distal ends of the illuminating fiber and the light receiving fibers, constant; and a contact detecting fiber configured to receive the return light to detect contact between a distal end face of the optical element and the body tissues, and detect the return light at a detection region on the distal end face through which the illumination light and the return light pass. The detection region is located outside an illumination region of the illuminating fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20200176305
    Abstract: Provided are a group III nitride composite substrate having a low sheet resistance and produced with a high yield, and a method for manufacturing the same, as well as a method for manufacturing a group III nitride semiconductor device using the group III nitride composite substrate. A group III nitride composite substrate includes a group III nitride film and a support substrate formed from a material different in chemical composition from the group III nitride film. The group III nitride film is joined to the support substrate in one of a direct manner and an indirect manner. The group III nitride film has a thickness of 10 ?m or more. A sheet resistance of a group III-nitride-film-side main surface is 200 ?/sq or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji ISHIBASHI, Akihiro HACHIGO, Yuki HIROMURA, Naoki MATSUMOTO, Seiji NAKAHATA, Fumitake NAKANISHI, Takuya YANAGISAWA, Koji UEMATSU, Yuki SEKI, Yoshiyuki YAMAMOTO, Yusuke YOSHIZUMI, Hidenori MIKAMI
  • Publication number: 20200168784
    Abstract: A piezoelectric device includes a substrate having opening portions, a vibrating plate provided to overlap with the substrate and having a plurality of vibrating regions overlapping with the opening portions in a plan view as seen from a thickness direction of the substrate, piezoelectric elements provided in the vibrating regions, and bypass wires provided outside of the vibrating regions of the vibrating plate and electrically coupled to the plurality of piezoelectric elements, wherein slits penetrating the bypass wires in the thickness direction are provided in the bypass wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chikara KOJIMA, Koji OHASHI, Hironori SUZUKI, Kanechika KIYOSE, Katsuhiro IMAI, Yasuyuki MATSUMOTO, Takahiro KAMIJO
  • Publication number: 20200149593
    Abstract: A constant-velocity universal joint including a generally cup-shaped outer joint member and an inner joint member that cooperate with each other to define first and second groove portions. A pinch angle by which a ball is pinched in the first groove portion is open toward an opening end of the outer joint member. A pinch angle by which the ball is pinched in the second groove is open toward a bottom wall of the outer joint member. An absolute value of the pinch angle in the first groove portion is larger than an absolute value of the pinch angle in the second groove portion in a reference state in which centerlines of the outer joint member and the inner joint member lie in a straight line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka SHINODA, Koji MATSUMOTO, Masahito IKEO, Kimio HIBI, Yoshinari SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200153091
    Abstract: An antenna protector includes a top wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and an end wall. The top wall includes a center reinforcement that includes a plurality of lateral ribs and longitudinal ribs protruding from the top wall and arranged in a grid formation. Each of the first side wall, the second side wall, and the end wall include a perimeter reinforcement that includes a plurality of vertical ribs protruding from the wall. In an exemplary embodiment the antenna protector may include an open end portion, a closed end portion, and a center section, wherein the center section is narrower in width than each of the open end portion and the closed end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Koji Ikuta, Takaaki Ito, Takashi Matsumoto, Daniel Ryan McDaniel, Masashi Naradate, Manabu Oshima, Kei Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200130014
    Abstract: An ultrasonic element includes an element substrate including a first surface, a second surface having a front-back relation with the first surface, an opening section piercing through the element substrate from the first surface to the second surface, and a partition wall section surrounding the opening section, a supporting film provided on the first surface of the element substrate to cover the opening section and including a third surface facing the opening section and a fourth surface having a front-back relation with the third surface, a piezoelectric element provided on the fourth surface of the supporting film and disposed in a region overlapping the opening section of the supporting film in a plan view from a film thickness direction extending from the third surface to the fourth surface, a sealing plate provided to be opposed to the fourth surface of the supporting film and joined to the supporting film by an adhesive member via a beam section projecting toward the supporting film, and a wall sectio
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hironori SUZUKI, Chikara KOJIMA, Koji OHASHI, Yasuyuki MATSUMOTO, Katsuhiro IMAI
  • Patent number: 10625506
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid discharge head includes a transferring step of transferring a dry film supported by a supporting member to a substrate having a hole, and a peeling step of peeling the supporting member off the dry film on the substrate. In the peeling step, the dry film is in contact with a wall surface defining the hole in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Asai, Kenji Fujii, Keiji Matsumoto, Koji Sasaki, Kunihito Uohashi, Jun Yamamuro, Seiichiro Yaginuma, Masahisa Watanabe, Ryotaro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10622197
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a processing vessel; a carrier wave group generating unit configured to generate a carrier wave group including multiple carrier waves having different frequencies belonging to a preset frequency band centered on a predetermined center frequency; a plasma generating unit configured to generate plasma by using the carrier wave group; a spectrum detecting unit configured to detect a progressive wave spectrum and a reflection wave spectrum of the carrier wave group; and a control unit configured to calculate, by using the progressive wave spectrum and the reflection wave spectrum, an absorption power which is a power of the carrier wave group absorbed into the plasma, and configured to adjust a parameter, which varies a minimum value of the reflection wave spectrum and a frequency corresponding to the minimum value, such that the absorption power becomes equal to or larger than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinji Kubota, Takashi Dokan, Koji Koyama, Naoki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10617309
    Abstract: An information processing system includes first and second electrodes for measuring cardiac potential, a pulse wave sensor that is disposed closer to the first electrode than to the second electrode and that measures a pulse wave, a buffer that amplifies a signal acquired by the first electrode, an interconnect wire that electrically connects the first electrode to a terminal of the buffer, a shield that shields the first electrode and the interconnect wire, and a shield potential generator that includes a first buffer circuit and a second buffer circuit having a larger drive current than the first buffer circuit and that starts applying, to the shield, a first generation signal generated by the first buffer circuit based on the acquired signal before a predetermined time point when the pulse wave is measured and starts applying a second generation signal generated by the second buffer circuit at the predetermined time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinori Matsumoto, Koji Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20200109486
    Abstract: A plating device for printed interconnect boards includes: a plating bath configured to store a plating solution; a plurality of metal jigs; an anode disposed to face the base boards for printed interconnect boards; and a mechanism configured to apply a voltage to the anode and to the base boards for printed interconnect boards, wherein the plurality of metal jigs include insulating shielding plates at areas facing the anode and include, on sides of the base boards for printed interconnect boards and between the base boards for printed interconnect boards and the shielding plates, exposed surfaces that are orthogonal to the base boards for printed interconnect boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Junichi MOTOMURA, Koji NITTA, Shoichiro SAKAI, Masahiro MATSUMOTO, Masahiro ITOH
  • Patent number: 10612139
    Abstract: There is provided a tungsten film forming method which includes: forming a first tungsten film on a substrate; and forming a second tungsten film on the first tungsten film. The forming a first tungsten film includes alternately supplying a first raw material gas containing tungsten and a diborane gas together with a first carrier gas to the substrate. The forming a second tungsten film includes alternately supplying a second raw material gas containing tungsten and a hydrogen gas together with a second carrier gas to the substrate on which the first tungsten film is formed. The first carrier gas is a nitrogen gas. The second carrier gas includes at least one kind of nobel gas and has the noble gas at a flow rate of 70% or more with respect to a total flow rate of the second carrier gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Maekawa, Takashi Sameshima, Shintaro Aoyama, Mikio Suzuki, Susumu Arima, Atsushi Matsumoto, Naoki Shibata
  • Publication number: 20200100660
    Abstract: An endoscope system according to the present invention includes: a second illumination unit that emits second illumination light; a first illumination unit that emits, simultaneously with the second illumination light, first illumination light that is light of a different wavelength band from the second illumination light and is for imaging two sets of image information about a subject different depths; an imaging unit that simultaneously images a first illumination image of the subject illuminated with the first illumination light and a second illumination image of the subject illuminated with the second illumination light; a separation processing unit that separates the two sets of image information from the first illumination image; and a separated-image creating unit that processes the second illumination image using the two sets of image information to create separated images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji MATSUMOTO, Tetsuhiro OKA, Sho SHINJI
  • Publication number: 20200099845
    Abstract: An endoscope system of the present invention includes: a first illumination unit that emits first illumination light for imaging two sets of image information about a subject at different depths; a second illumination unit that emits second illumination light having a wide band covering a visible band from a position different from the position of the first illumination light; an imaging unit that images a first illumination image and a second illumination image of the subject that is illuminated with the first illumination light and the second illumination light; a separation processing unit that separates the two sets of image information from the first illumination image; and a separated-image generating unit that generates two separated images by processing the second illumination image using the two sets of image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji MATSUMOTO, Sho SHINJI, Kenji URUSHIBATA, Hiroyuki KUBO, Tetsuhiro OKA
  • Publication number: 20200099844
    Abstract: An endoscope system according to the present invention includes: an illumination unit that radiates illumination light onto a subject, the illumination light having a spatially non-uniform intensity distribution including a light section and a dark section in a beam cross section orthogonal to an optical axis; an imaging unit that images an illumination image of the subject irradiated with the illumination light; and a separation processor that generates two separate images from the illumination image. Among intensity values of pixels within the illumination image respectively corresponding to the light section, the dark section, and a section having intermediate intensity between the light section and the dark section, the separation processor generates the two separate images based on at least two of the intensity values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho SHINJI, Koji MATSUMOTO, Tetsuhiro OKA, Kenji URUSHIBATA, Hiroyuki KUBO
  • Patent number: 10600676
    Abstract: Provided are a group III nitride composite substrate having a low sheet resistance and produced with a high yield, and a method for manufacturing the same, as well as a method for manufacturing a group III nitride semiconductor device using the group III nitride composite substrate. A group III nitride composite substrate includes a group III nitride film and a support substrate formed from a material different in chemical composition from the group III nitride film. The group III nitride film is joined to the support substrate in one of a direct manner and an indirect manner. The group III nitride film has a thickness of 10 ?m or more. A sheet resistance of a group III-nitride-film-side main surface is 200 ?/sq or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji Ishibashi, Akihiro Hachigo, Yuki Hiromura, Naoki Matsumoto, Seiji Nakahata, Fumitake Nakanishi, Takuya Yanagisawa, Koji Uematsu, Yuki Seki, Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, Yusuke Yoshizumi, Hidenori Mikami
  • Patent number: 10591156
    Abstract: A burner includes: an inner gas nozzle which extends along an axis while surrounding the axis, and which is capable of supplying a furnace with an inner combustion oxygen containing gas; a fuel supply nozzle surrounding the inner gas nozzle as seen in a direction along the axis, the fuel supply nozzle being capable of supplying the furnace with a fluid mixture of a solid powder fuel and a carrier gas; an outer gas nozzle surrounding the fuel supply nozzle as seen in the direction along the axis, the outer gas nozzle being capable of supplying the furnace with an outer combustion oxygen containing gas; and a flow-velocity-ratio adjustment apparatus capable of adjusting a relative flow velocity ratio of a discharge flow velocity of the inner combustion oxygen containing gas to a discharge flow velocity of the outer combustion oxygen containing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kiyama, Toshimitsu Ichinose, Miki Shimogori, Toshihiko Mine, Kenji Yamamoto, Ryuichiro Tanaka, Akira Baba, Koji Kuramashi, Koutaro Fujimura, Keigo Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20200075292
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a second waveguide is connected to an upper wall of a first waveguide and communicates with the first waveguide, a dielectric window is in contact with a lower wall of the first waveguide, a first inner conductor penetrates an upper wall, is electrically connected with the upper wall, and extends along the direction of a tube axis from an inside of the first waveguide to an inside of a third waveguide, the third waveguide is connected to the lower wall on the dielectric window side and communicates with the first waveguide, a first opening end of the third waveguide is connected to the dielectric window, and a drive device is connected to the first inner conductor, and is configured to drive the first inner conductor in the direction of the tube axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Ayako ITO, Koji KOYAMA, Yuki KAWADA, Takahiro SENDA, Naoki MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200058468
    Abstract: An antenna according to an aspect includes: a dielectric window having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface having an annular recessed surface and a flat surface surrounded by the recessed surface; a slot plate; a dielectric plate; a heat transfer member made of metal and having an upper surface and a lower surface opposing each other; a cooling jacket; and a heater, in which the upper surface includes a plurality of first regions and a second region, the cooling jacket is mounted on the plurality of first regions, the second region is recessed further toward the lower surface side than the plurality of first regions, the heater is mounted on the second region, and each of the plurality of first regions is provided at a position at least partially overlapping with the flat surface when viewed in a direction parallel to a central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kazuki TAKAHASHI, Yuki KAWADA, Naoki MATSUMOTO, Takahiro SENDA, Koji KOYAMA, Shohei FUKANO, Jun YOSHIKAWA, Hiroyuki KONDO, Takashi MINAKAWA