Patents by Inventor Koji Miyazaki

Koji Miyazaki 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: 10502950
    Abstract: With an image display apparatus, such as a head-mounted display, the eyes of a user observe an image displayed on a display panel through an eyepiece in an enlarged manner. A microlens array sheet that is one example of an optical element functioning as an optical lowpass filter is inserted in an optical path running from the display panel to the eyepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Kikuchi, Takamasa Araki, Masatoshi Nakamura, Shotaro Tada, Rei Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10493387
    Abstract: In one embodiment, after a new filter unit (3) is installed in a treatment liquid supply apparatus, there is performed, before a solvent-containing treatment liquid is passed through the filter unit, a step of soaking the filter unit with a solvent for pretreatment and then discharging therefrom the solvent. The solubility of a material, constituting a filter part (31) of the filter unit, to the solvent is greater than the solubility of the material to the treatment liquid. This step makes it possible to remove a component, which may elute from the filter part into the treatment liquid to produce foreign matters (particles), before treatment liquid is passed through the filter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Yuichi Yoshida, Ryouichirou Naitou, Arnaud Alain Jean Dauendorffer, Koji Takayanagi, Shinobu Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20190316221
    Abstract: A non-oriented electrical steel sheet contains, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, Si: 3.0% to 4.0%, Mn: 1.0% to 3.3%, P: more than 0% and less than 0.030%, S: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, sol. Al: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, N: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, O: 0.0110% to 0.0350%, Sn: 0% to 0.050%, Sb: 0% to 0.050%, Ti: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, and a remainder including Fe and impurities, in which Sn+Sb: 0.050% or less, Si?0.5×Mn: 2.0% or more, and an O content in a sheet thickness central portion excluding a surface layer portion which is a range from a front surface and a rear surface to a position of 10 ?m in a depth direction is less than 0.0100%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi YASHIKI, Yoshiaki NATORI, Kazutoshi TAKEDA, Susumu MUKAWA, Takuya MATSUMOTO, Koji FUJITA, Takashi MOROHOSHI, Masafumi MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190316239
    Abstract: A non-oriented electrical steel sheet according to an aspect of the present invention contains, as a chemical composition, by mass %, C: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, Si: 3.0% to 4.0%, Mn: 1.2% to 3.3%, P: more than 0% and less than 0.030%, S: more than 0% and 0.0050% or less, sol. Al: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, N: more than 0% and 0.0040% or less, one or more of La, Ce, Pr, and Nd: 0.0005% to 0.0200% in total, Ca: 0.0005% to 0.0100%, Ti: 0.0005% to 0.0100%, Sn: 0% to 0.10%, Sb: 0% to 0.10%, Mg: 0% to 0.0100%, and a remainder including Fe and impurities, in which Si?0.5×Mn: 2.0% or more, and Si+0.5×Mn: 3.8% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi YASHIKI, Yoshiaki NATORI, Kazutoshi TAKEDA, Susumu MUKAWA, Takuya MATSUMOTO, Koji FUJITA, Takashi MOROHOSHI, Masafumi MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10438818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substrate processing apparatus for processing a substrate, such as a wafer, while supplying a cleaning liquid (e.g. pure water and a liquid chemical) to the substrate, and also relates to a pipe cleaning method for the substrate processing apparatus. The substrate processing apparatus includes: a first cleaning lane including first cleaning units (52), (54) each for cleaning a substrate while supplying pure water to the substrate; a second cleaning lane including second cleaning units (60), (62) each for cleaning a substrate while supplying pure water to the substrate; a first pure-water supply pipe (120) for supplying the pure water to the first cleaning lane; and a second pure-water supply pipe (180) for supplying the pure water to the second cleaning lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junji Kunisawa, Toru Maruyama, Masayoshi Imai, Koji Maeda, Mitsuru Miyazaki, Teruaki Hombo, Fujihiko Toyomasu
  • Patent number: 10429306
    Abstract: A surface plasmon resonance fluorescence analysis device has a chip holder for holding an analysis chip, a light source for irradiating excitation light, an angle adjustment unit for adjusting the angle of incidence of the excitation light in relation to the interface of a prism and metal film of the analysis chip, an excitation light reflection filter, a first optical sensor for detecting the fluorescence emitted from the analysis chip and transmitted through the excitation light reflection filter, a second optical sensor for detecting the plasmon scattered light emitted from the analysis chip and reflected by the excitation light reflection filter, and a control unit for controlling the angle adjustment unit. The control unit determines an enhancement angle on the basis of the plasmon scattered light detection results of the second optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Fujii, Tetsuya Noda, Koji Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20190247450
    Abstract: Provided is an agent or a food or drink for inhibiting the onset of overall disease. An agent for inhibiting a decrease in a disease-free rate comprises a lactic acid bacterium as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA, TOKYO METROPOLITAN GERIATRIC HOSPITAL AND INSTITUTE OF GERONTOLOGY
    Inventors: Yukitoshi AOYAGI, Satoshi MATSUBARA, Yusuke HONDA, Ryuta AMAMOTO, Koji MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10345770
    Abstract: A power demand estimating apparatus includes a demand data memory, a demand estimator, and a display. The demand data memory stores plural power demand patterns and power demand amount data. The demand estimator selects, from the demand data memory, the demand pattern matching the environmental condition on an estimation day, obtains the maximum value of an power demand amount and the minimum value thereof at an expected temperature on the estimation day, calculates, using those pieces of information, the power demand amount per a unit time on the estimation day, and creates a demand estimating model. The display displays, together with the power demand pattern selected by the demand estimator, the demand estimating model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideki Noda, Koji Toba, Takashi Morimoto, Kazuhiko Miyazaki, Noriko Nishimura, Takahiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10340021
    Abstract: An object is to provide a pulse signal output circuit capable of operating stably and a shift register including the pulse signal output circuit. A pulse signal output circuit according to one embodiment of the disclosed invention includes first to tenth transistors. The ratio W/L of the channel width W to the channel length L of the first transistor and W/L of the third transistor are each larger than W/L of the sixth transistor. W/L of the fifth transistor is larger than W/L of the sixth transistor. W/L of the fifth transistor is equal to W/L of the seventh transistor. W/L of the third transistor is larger than W/L of the fourth transistor. With such a structure, a pulse signal output circuit capable of operating stably and a shift register including the pulse signal output circuit can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiko Amano, Kouhei Toyotaka, Hiroyuki Miyake, Aya Miyazaki, Hideaki Shishido, Koji Kusunoki
  • Publication number: 20180321270
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for removing liquid from the interior of a flow channel tip, which enables both to reduce the amount of liquid remaining and prevent the time spent removing the liquid from being longer than necessary. The method comprises: suctioning a liquid within a flow channel, the liquid being suctioned into the interior of a liquid suction implement inserted into a first through-hole of a flow channel tip; and removing the liquid within the flow channel This method comprises: a first suction step for suctioning some of the liquid within the flow channel at a first suction speed; and a second suction step for suctioning the liquid remaining within the flow channel at a second suction speed that is less than the first suction speed, the second suction step being performed in continuation from the first suction step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Atsuo IWASHITA, Youichi AOKI, Koji MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20180059130
    Abstract: In a detection method, a first pressure within a pipette tip is measured when air is sucked into or expelled from the leading end of the pipette tip in a state where the leading end of the pipette tip and a reference part of a solid are separated. A second pressure within the pipette tip is measured when air is sucked into or expelled from the leading end of the pipette tip in a state where the leading end of the pipette tip and the reference part of the solid are closer than in the first step. After the first step and second step, the position of the leading end of the pipette tip in relation to the reference part is detected on the basis of the difference between the first pressure measured in the first step and the second pressure measured in the second step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsuo IWASHITA, Tetsuya NODA, Masataka MATSUO, Koji MIYAZAKI, Yuuya SHOUJI
  • Patent number: 9861297
    Abstract: To provide a gas analysis device comprising: a cell; a light source; and a detector, wherein two or more types of gaseous components contained in the gas are measurement targets, a mid-infrared light with a wavelength that is caused to match the absorption spectrum of the measurement target gaseous components is output from the light source, and concentrations of the gaseous components are obtained based on light intensity detected by the detector. The gas analysis device sets a cumulative measurement time for the mid-infrared lights with the wavelengths for respective ones of the measurement target gaseous components; and controls at least one of an output time of the light source and a detection time of the detector in accordance with the cumulative measurement times, thereby efficiently measuring the plurality of types of gaseous components contained in the gas by using the mid-infrared lights with the plurality of wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: RIKEN
    Inventors: Masaki Yumoto, Koji Miyazaki, Satoshi Wada, Takayo Ogawa, Shinichi Imai
  • Patent number: 9739504
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steam generator capable of greatly improving energy efficiency, and an energy supply system that uses the steam generator. The steam generator of the present invention includes a high-temperature chamber to which heat of 250° C. to 800° C. is supplied; a low-temperature chamber arranged adjacent to the high-temperature chamber and configured to produce low-temperature steam of 50° C. to 185° C. from water using the heat of the high-temperature chamber; and at least one thermoelectric element arranged between the high-temperature chamber and the low-temperature chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, JGC CORPORATION, SASAKURA ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Tamaura, Yoshiharu Horita, Koji Miyazaki, Kazutaka Hiraoka, Toru Kannari
  • Patent number: 9691961
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoelectric conversion material having a low thermal conductivity and having an improved figure of merit, and a method for producing it. The thermoelectric conversion material has, as formed on a substrate having a nano-level microporous nanostructure, a thermoelectric semiconductor layer prepared by forming a thermoelectric semiconductor material into a film, wherein the substrate is a block copolymer substrate formed of a block copolymer that comprises a polymethyl methacrylate unit and a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane-containing polymethacrylate unit, and the thermoelectric semiconductor material is a p-type bismuth telluride or an n-type bismuth telluride. The production method comprises a substrate formation step of forming the nanostructure-having block copolymer substrate, and a film formation step of forming a p-type bismuth telluride or an n-type bismuth telluride into a film to thereby provide a thermoelectric semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihisa Kato, Chihaya Adachi, Koji Miyazaki, Teruaki Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 9620697
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoelectric conversion material of which the structure is controlled to have nano-order microscopic pores and which has a low thermal conductivity and has an improved thermoelectric performance index. In the thermoelectric conversion material having a thermoelectric semiconductor layer formed on a block copolymer substrate that comprises a block copolymer having microscopic pores, wherein the block copolymer comprises a polymer unit (A) formed of a monomer capable of forming a homopolymer having a glass transition temperature of 50° C. or higher, and a polymer unit (B) formed of a conjugated dienic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Mutou, Koji Miyazaki, Yoshika Hatasako, Kunihisa Kato
  • Patent number: 9608190
    Abstract: The invention provides a thermoelectric conversion material having a low thermal conductivity and an improved figure of merit and a production method for the material, and also provides a thermoelectric conversion module. The thermoelectric conversion material has, on a porous substrate having microscopic pores, a thermoelectric semiconductor layer formed of a thermoelectric semiconductor material, wherein the porous substrate has a polymer layer (B) on a plastic film (A) and the microscopic pores are formed in the polymer layer (B) and in a part of the plastic film (A). The production method for the thermoelectric conversion material comprises a substrate formation step of forming a porous substrate including a step 1, a step 2 and a step 3, and comprises a film formation step of forming a thermoelectric semiconductor layer through film formation of a thermoelectric semiconductor material on the porous substrate. The thermoelectric conversion module uses the thermoelectric conversion material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignees: LINTEC CORPORATION, KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kunihisa Kato, Tsuyoshi Mutou, Koji Miyazaki, Aiko Harada
  • Publication number: 20160331270
    Abstract: To provide a gas analysis device comprising: a cell; a light source; and a detector, wherein two or more types of gaseous components contained in the gas are measurement targets, a mid-infrared light with a wavelength that is caused to match the absorption spectrum of the measurement target gaseous components is output from the light source, and concentrations of the gaseous components are obtained based on light intensity detected by the detector. The gas analysis device sets a cumulative measurement time for the mid-infrared lights with the wavelengths for respective ones of the measurement target gaseous components; and controls at least one of an output time of the light source and a detection time of the detector in accordance with the cumulative measurement times, thereby efficiently measuring the plurality of types of gaseous components contained in the gas by using the mid-infrared lights with the plurality of wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: RIKEN
    Inventors: Masaki YUMOTO, Koji MIYAZAKI, Satoshi WADA, Takayo OGAWA, Shinichi IMAI
  • Patent number: 9461228
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoelectric conversion material excellent in thermoelectric performance and flexibility and capable of being produced in a simplified manner and at a low cost, and a method for producing the material. The thermoelectric conversion material has, on a support, a thin film of a thermoelectric semiconductor composition containing thermoelectric semiconductor fine particles and a conductive polymer, and the method for producing a thermoelectric conversion material includes a step of applying the thermoelectric semiconductor composition containing thermoelectric semiconductor fine particles and a conductive polymer onto the support and drying it to forma thin film thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignees: LINTEC CORPORATION, KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kunihisa Kato, Tsuyoshi Mutou, Koji Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9448163
    Abstract: The detection of rare cells can be achieved with high efficiency, without deteriorating the sensitivity of the detection. A detection method which enables the above-mentioned detection comprises: a first step of carrying out a pretreatment for removing erythrocytes from blood to prepare a cell suspension containing leukocytes and rare cells; a second step of providing all of the cells contained in the cell suspension produced in the first step onto an observation area having multiple holes formed thereon; a third step of taking an optical image of the cells that have been provided on the observation area; and a forth step of detecting the rare cells from the image obtained by the image taking in the third step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Koji Miyazaki, Jungo Araki, Tsuneko Chiyoda
  • Publication number: 20160153910
    Abstract: A surface plasmon resonance fluorescence analysis device has a chip holder for holding an analysis chip, a light source for irradiating excitation light, an angle adjustment unit for adjusting the angle of incidence of the excitation light in relation to the interface of a prism and metal film of the analysis chip, an excitation light reflection filter, a first optical sensor for detecting the fluorescence emitted from the analysis chip and transmitted through the excitation light reflection filter, a second optical sensor for detecting the plasmon scattered light emitted from the analysis chip and reflected by the excitation light reflection filter, and a control unit for controlling the angle adjustment unit. The control unit determines an enhancement angle on the basis of the plasmon scattered light detection results of the second optical sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hideyuki FUJII, Tetsuya NADA, Koji MIYAZAKI