Patents by Inventor Kyohei Yoshimura

Kyohei Yoshimura 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: 10935563
    Abstract: To provide a vascular sap flow speed sensor having a size allowing measurement of the flow speed of vascular sap in a part of a plant such as a stem and capable of being manufactured at low cost. A vascular sap flow speed sensor 1 includes a heater sensor HS and a reference sensor RS. The heater sensor HS includes: a first probe unit 10a including a heat transfer plate 11 and a probe 12; a heater 20; a first temperature sensor 30a; and a first housing 40a in which the heat transfer plate 11, the heater 20, and the first temperature sensor 30a are housed. The reference sensor RS includes: a second probe unit 10b including a heat transfer plate 11 and a probe 12; a second temperature sensor 30b; and a second housing 40b in which the heat transfer plate 11 and the second temperature sensor 30b are housed. Each of the first probe unit 10a and the second probe unit 10b is made of a metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KAGAWA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Fusao Shimokawa, Kyosuke Nakada, Hidekuni Takao, Kyohei Terao, Hidenori Yoshimura, Hiroki Ishizuka, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Ikuo Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20210054541
    Abstract: A method for producing shortened anionically modified cellulose fibers having an average fiber length of 1 ?m or more and 500 ?m or less, the method including cleaving sugar chains of anionically modified cellulose fibers by thermal decomposition under temperature conditions of 50° C. or higher and 230° C. or lower, wherein the average fiber length of the anionically modified cellulose fibers is 700 ?m or more and 10000 ?m or less. By the use of shortened anionically modified cellulose fibers or the like obtained by the method for production of the present invention, a dispersion containing fine cellulose fibers having a low viscosity and excellent handling property can be prepared while at a high concentration, so that the dispersion can be suitably used in various industrial applications such as daily sundries, household electric appliance parts, packaging materials for household electric appliances, automobile parts, and materials for three-dimensional modeling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke FUKUI, Yutaka YOSHIDA, Kyohei YAMATO, Junnosuke SAITO, Takuya MORIOKA, Tadanori YOSHIMURA, Takuma TSUBOI
  • Publication number: 20210006726
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image pickup device that enables inhibition of occurrence of color mixture or noise, and an electronic apparatus. The image pickup device of the present disclosure includes an image plane phase difference detection pixel for obtaining a phase difference signal for image plane phase difference AF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei YOSHIMURA, Toshifumi WAKANO, Yusuke OTAKE
  • Patent number: 10827112
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image pickup device that enables inhibition of occurrence of color mixture or noise, and an electronic apparatus. The image pickup device of the present disclosure includes an image plane phase difference detection pixel for obtaining a phase difference signal for image plane phase difference AF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kyohei Yoshimura, Toshifumi Wakano, Yusuke Otake
  • Patent number: 10655241
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrode foil includes an electrolytic etching step of etching a metal foil containing first metal by applying current between the metal foil and an electrode in etching liquid while a principal surface of the metal foil faces the electrode. A masking member is disposed between the principal surface of the metal foil and the electrode so as to cover a partial region of the principal surface. The masking member is an electric conductor. The masking member is electrically connected with the metal foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyohei Kobayashi, Yukiyasu Sugihara, Hiroshi Yoshida, Mitsuhisa Yoshimura, Hiromi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10607787
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrode foil includes: a first step of preparing a metal foil, the metal foil having a strip shape; a second step of disposing a masking member so as to cover part of a principal surface of the metal foil; and a third step of partially etching the principal surface of the metal foil by applying current between the metal foil and an electrode while the metal foil faces the electrode via the masking member in etching liquid after the second step. The masking member has a strip shape. In the second step, the masking member is disposed along a longitudinal direction of the metal foil so as to be separated from both side edges of the metal foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyohei Kobayashi, Yukiyasu Sugihara, Hiroshi Yoshida, Mitsuhisa Yoshimura, Hiromi Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20200081026
    Abstract: To provide a vascular sap flow speed sensor having a size allowing measurement of the flow speed of vascular sap in a part of a plant such as a stem and capable of being manufactured at low cost. A vascular sap flow speed sensor 1 includes a heater sensor HS and a reference sensor RS. The heater sensor HS includes: a first probe unit 10a including a heat transfer plate 11 and a probe 12; a heater 20; a first temperature sensor 30a; and a first housing 40a in which the heat transfer plate 11, the heater 20, and the first temperature sensor 30a are housed. The reference sensor RS includes: a second probe unit 10b including a heat transfer plate 11 and a probe 12; a second temperature sensor 30b; and a second housing 40b in which the heat transfer plate 11 and the second temperature sensor 30b are housed. Each of the first probe unit 10a and the second probe unit 10b is made of a metallic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Fusao SHIMOKAWA, Kyosuke NAKADA, Hidekuni TAKAO, Kyohei TERAO, Hidenori YOSHIMURA, Hiroki ISHIZUKA, Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI, Ikuo KATAOKA
  • Publication number: 20190373163
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image pickup device that enables inhibition of occurrence of color mixture or noise, and an electronic apparatus. The image pickup device of the present disclosure includes an image plane phase difference detection pixel for obtaining a phase difference signal for image plane phase difference AF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei YOSHIMURA, Toshifumi WAKANO, Yusuke OTAKE
  • Patent number: 10432844
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image pickup device that inhibits color mixture or noise, and an electronic apparatus. The image pickup device of the present disclosure includes an image plane phase difference detection pixel for image plane phase difference AF. The image plane phase difference detection pixel includes: a first photoelectric conversion section; an upper electrode section that is one of electrodes disposed facing each other, the upper electrode section being formed on a light incident side first photoelectric conversion section; and a lower electrode section that is another of the electrodes disposed facing each other, the lower electrode section being formed on an opposite side of the first photoelectric conversion section, the lower electrode section being multiple-divided at a position that avoids a center of the incident light. The present disclosure is applicable to image sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kyohei Yoshimura, Toshifumi Wakano, Yusuke Otake
  • Publication number: 20190174060
    Abstract: To provide an image processing apparatus that achieves image display with improved visibility of information regarding the surroundings of a vehicle. An image photographed by a camera that photographs the surroundings of the vehicle is input. An overhead image, a vehicle travel direction image, and a vehicle lateral side image corresponding to a vehicle movement direction which is either left or right of the vehicle is generated on the basis of the input image. The generated image is displayed on a display unit. For example, a display image is generated or updated in accordance with a travel direction of the vehicle and direction-of-rotation information of a steering wheel. In a case where the vehicle is backed counter-clockwise, the overhead image, the vehicle rear image, and a vehicle left side image are generated and displayed. In a case where the vehicle is backed clockwise, the overhead image, the vehicle rear image, and a vehicle right side image are generated and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: EIJI OBA, TOMONORI AGAWA, KYOHEI YOSHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180027171
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image pickup device that inhibits color mixture or noise, and an electronic apparatus. The image pickup device of the present disclosure includes an image plane phase difference detection pixel for image plane phase difference AF. The image plane phase difference detection pixel includes: a first photoelectric conversion section; an upper electrode section that is one of electrodes disposed facing each other, the upper electrode section being formed on a light incident side first photoelectric conversion section; and a lower electrode section that is another of the electrodes disposed facing each other, the lower electrode section being formed on an opposite side of the first photoelectric conversion section, the lower electrode section being multiple-divided at a position that avoids a center of the incident light. The present disclosure is applicable to image sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Kyohei YOSHIMURA, Toshifumi WAKANO, Yusuke OTAKE
  • Patent number: 9871985
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image pickup device and an electronic apparatus capable of generating highly-accurate image pickup signals having a large dynamic range. Pixels each include a high-sensitivity pixel and a low-sensitivity pixel having a lower sensitivity than the high-sensitivity pixel. A control gate controls a potential of a photoelectric conversion device of the low-sensitivity pixel. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a CMOS image sensor that includes both the high-sensitivity pixel and the low-sensitivity pixel having a lower sensitivity than the high-sensitivity pixel and controls a potential of the photoelectric conversion device of the low-sensitivity pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kyohei Yoshimura, Atsushi Masagaki, Ikuo Yoshihara, Ryoji Suzuki, Takashi Machida, Shinichiro Izawa
  • Publication number: 20160156862
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image pickup device and an electronic apparatus capable of generating highly-accurate image pickup signals having a large dynamic range. Pixels each include a high-sensitivity pixel and a low-sensitivity pixel having a lower sensitivity than the high-sensitivity pixel. A control gate controls a potential of a photoelectric conversion device of the low-sensitivity pixel. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a CMOS image sensor that includes both the high-sensitivity pixel and the low-sensitivity pixel having a lower sensitivity than the high-sensitivity pixel and controls a potential of the photoelectric conversion device of the low-sensitivity pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Kyohei YOSHIMURA, Atsushi MASAGAKI, Ikuo YOSHIHARA, Ryoji SUZUKI, Takashi MACHIDA, Shinichiro IZAWA
  • Patent number: 7727594
    Abstract: According to the drying method and apparatus of the present invention, at first, the coated film on one end side of the support is more quickly dried than that on the other end side, because drying air is supplied from one end side of the support. Subsequently, the coated film on the other end side of the support is more quickly dried than that on one end side, because drying air is supplied from the other end side of the support. Accordingly, the method and the apparatus can diminish a difference between drying rates in on one end side and in the other end side of the long support, in the whole drying zone. Thus, the method and the apparatus can uniformly dry the support and inhibit the production of a dry spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimoda, Kyohei Yoshimura, Nobuo Hamamoto
  • Publication number: 20080172903
    Abstract: According to the drying method and apparatus of the present invention, at first, the coated film on one end side of the support is more quickly dried than that on the other end side, because drying air is supplied from one end side of the support. Subsequently, the coated film on the other end side of the support is more quickly dried than that on one end side, because drying air is supplied from the other end side of the support. Accordingly, the method and the apparatus can diminish a difference between drying rates in on one end side and in the other end side of the long support, in the whole drying zone. Thus, the method and the apparatus can uniformly dry the support and inhibit the production of a dry spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SHIMODA, Kyohei YOSHIMURA, Nobuo HAMAMOTO