Patents by Inventor Makoto Inoue

Makoto Inoue 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: 12002366
    Abstract: A taxi system includes a taxi vehicle that runs autonomously with a user on board and transports the user, and at least one auxiliary vehicle capable of registering the taxi vehicle as a linkage target and running by following the taxi vehicle as the linkage target with luggage loaded in the at least one auxiliary vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Kakuchi, Osamu Izumida, Shunji Inoue, Takumi Hamajima, Mitsushi Kintaka, Toshihiro Andou, Masamitsu Takahira
  • Publication number: 20240175497
    Abstract: A valve device includes a cover and a valve. The cover is attached to be fixed to a mating part to which the cover is attached, and includes a cover top part and a leg part extending from an outer peripheral part of the cover top part toward a mating part side to be attached to the mating part at a distal end part in an extending direction, the leg part is one of a plurality of the leg parts that are intermittently disposed in a circumferential direction, and a release hole allowing a release of a fluid from an inside to an outside of the cover is disposed in each space between the leg parts that are adjacent to each other in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto KATO, Kiyohiro YOSHIHASHI, Junya UKAI, Tomotaka OSAKABE, Yusuke TAGUCHI, Junki SUGIMOTO, Shigeyuki INOUE
  • Patent number: 11986812
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure according to at least one embodiment of the present invention includes: partition walls defining cells each extending from a first end surface of the honeycomb structure to a second end surface thereof to form a fluid flow path; and an outer peripheral wall. The partition walls and the outer peripheral wall are each formed of ceramics containing silicon carbide and silicon. A surface of the silicon has formed thereon an oxide film having a thickness of from 0.1 ?m to 5.0 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hamazaki, Takayuki Inoue, Kohei Yamada
  • Publication number: 20240150367
    Abstract: A compound of the following general formula [I]: wherein each symbol has the same meaning as defined herein, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a solvate thereof, and a pharmaceutical use of the same in treating organ transplant rejection, graft versus host reaction after transplantation, autoimmune disease, allergic disease and chronic myeloproliferative disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Satoru Noji, Makoto Shiozaki, Tomoya Miura, Yoshinori Hara, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Katsuya Maeda, Akimi Hori, Masafumi Inoue, Yasunori Hase
  • Patent number: 11976831
    Abstract: A method monitors an air-conditioner having a semi-conductor gas sensor, the method including: determining that a refrigerant leakage has occurred on condition that the detection value is equal to or greater than a first threshold when the fan is in operation; starting operation of the fan as a provisional operation if the detection value is equal to or greater than a second threshold when the fan is not in operation; stopping the provisional operation of the fan; determining that a refrigerant leakage has occurred on condition that the detection value is equal to or greater than a third threshold after stopping the provisional operation of the fan; and taking a predetermined action for outputting alarm information and/or limiting supply of refrigerant to the heat exchanger when a refrigerant leakage is determined to have occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., DAIKIN EUROPE N.V.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawano, Kyouji Araya, Kazuya Fukuda, Ryuuichi Toyota, Kazunari Fukagawa, Makoto Inoue, Natsuko Kitagawa
  • Publication number: 20240125559
    Abstract: A body sheet for a vapor chamber includes a first body surface, a second body surface disposed opposite to the first body surface, and a penetration space extending from the first body surface to the second body surface. The penetration space extends in a first direction in plan view. As seen in a cross section perpendicular to the first direction, the penetration space includes a first opening positioned on the first body surface and a second opening positioned on the second body surface. The second opening extends from a region overlapping with the first opening in plan view to a position overlapping with the first groove in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori ODA, Shinichiro TAKAHASHI, Takayuki OTA, Toshihiko TAKEDA, Shinya KIURA, Makoto YAMAKI, Isao INOUE
  • Patent number: 11962289
    Abstract: A filter includes first and second signal terminals, a filter circuit connected between the first and second signal terminals, a substrate having first and second surfaces, the first and second signal terminals being located on the first surface, a part of the filter circuit being located at a side of the second surface, a line located closer to the first surface than the filter circuit in the substrate, a first end of the line being connected to one of the first and second signal terminals, and a ground terminal that is located on the first surface and to which a second end of the line is connected, an area of a region where the line overlaps with the ground terminal being greater than an area of a region where the line overlaps with the one of the first and second signal terminals when the substrate is viewed in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Inoue, Hideyuki Sekine
  • Publication number: 20240120870
    Abstract: An abnormality diagnosis device includes: a feature quantity calculation unit which calculates a plurality of feature quantities from the time-series data of the current values; an operation mode determination unit which determines an operation mode of a compressor on the basis of the load torque and the drive frequency; a feature quantity distribution generation unit which generates a feature quantity distribution from values of the plurality of feature quantities; a reference region generation unit which generates a reference region on the basis of the feature quantity distribution that is obtained in a normal case; and a determination unit which compares the feature quantity distribution that is obtained during an abnormality diagnosis and the reference region corresponding to the operation mode that is applied during the abnormality diagnosis, to determine whether an abnormality is present or absent in either of the compressor and the electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi INOUE, Ken HIRAKIDA, Makoto KANEMARU, Takaharu NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20240077501
    Abstract: The purpose of the present technology is to provide a technique for accurately determining cognitive impairment, cognitive decline, or risk of any of them. The present technology provides a determination supporting information generating method, comprising: an index value calculating step of calculating, based on amounts of two or more biomarkers contained in a biological sample derived from a human, (I) a first index value indicating the presence or absence of cognitive impairment or cognitive decline in the human and (II) a second index value indicating the degree of progression of cognitive impairment or cognitive decline in the human; and a supporting information generating step of generating information that supports determination of cognitive impairment, cognitive decline, or risk of any of them, based on the first index value and the second index value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: MCBI INC.
    Inventor: MAKOTO INOUE
  • Publication number: 20240072132
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: an insulated gate electrode structure provided in a semiconductor substrate; a base region; a first main electrode region; a contact plug buried in a trench penetrating the first main electrode region to reach the base region with a barrier metal film interposed; an interlayer insulating film provided with a contact hole integrally connected to the trench; a contact region provided in contact with a bottom of the trench; and a second main electrode region, wherein an opening width at a lower end of the contact hole conforms to a width at an opening of the trench, an upper part of a side wall continued from the opening of the trench has a curved surface convex to an outside, and a lower part of the side wall continuously connected to the bottom of the trench has a curved surface convex to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke KOBAYASHI, Makoto ENDOU, Shiomi INOUE
  • Patent number: 11888458
    Abstract: A filter includes an input terminal, an output terminal, a ground terminal, a first capacitor and a second capacitor that are connected in series between the input terminal and the output terminal, a capacitive element that is connected in parallel to the first capacitor and the second capacitor between the input terminal and the output terminal, and has a Q factor that is smaller than a Q factor of the first capacitor and is smaller than a Q factor of the second capacitor, and an inductor that has a first end and a second end, the first end being coupled to a node that is provided between the first capacitor and the second capacitor and that is coupled to the capacitive element through the first capacitor and the second capacitor, the second end being coupled to the ground terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Inoue, Naoto Kobayashi, Hideyuki Sekine, Jaeho Jeong
  • Patent number: 11881832
    Abstract: A filter includes an input terminal, an output terminal, a first ground terminal, a second ground terminal, a first inductor having a first end coupled to a first node in a path between the input terminal and the output terminal and a second end coupled to a second node, a second inductor having a first end coupled to the second node and a second end coupled to the first ground terminal, and a third inductor having a first end coupled to the second node and a second end coupled to the second ground terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Inoue, Jaeho Jeong, Hideyuki Sekine, Naoto Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20230392844
    Abstract: A refrigeration system includes a first device, a second device communicably connected to the first device via a first cable and a second cable, and a refrigerant pipe configured to cause refrigerant circulation to the first device or the second device, in which the first device includes a first circuit configured to short-circuit the first cable and the second cable upon detection of abnormality relevant to refrigerant leakage, and the second device includes a second circuit configured to start protection behavior against abnormality when the first cable and the second cable are short-circuited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto INOUE
  • Publication number: 20230107694
    Abstract: A method monitors an air-conditioner having a semi-conductor gas sensor, the method including: determining that a refrigerant leakage has occurred on condition that the detection value is equal to or greater than a first threshold when the fan is in operation; starting operation of the fan as a provisional operation if the detection value is equal to or greater than a second threshold when the fan is not in operation; stopping the provisional operation of the fan; determining that a refrigerant leakage has occurred on condition that the detection value is equal to or greater than a third threshold after stopping the provisional operation of the fan; and taking a predetermined action for outputting alarm information and/or limiting supply of refrigerant to the heat exchanger when a refrigerant leakage is determined to have occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., DAIKIN EUROPE N.V.
    Inventors: Satoshi KAWANO, Kyouji ARAYA, Kazuya FUKUDA, Ryuuichi TOYOTA, Kazunari FUKAGAWA, Makoto INOUE, Natsuko KITAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20230052745
    Abstract: A refrigerant cycle apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit that circulates a refrigerant, and a leak sensor that detects a refrigerant leaking from the refrigerant circuit, in which the refrigerant cycle apparatus includes, as an operating mode, a recovery mode for recognizing occurrence of an abnormality in the leak sensor and recovering a refrigerant to a predetermined location in the refrigerant circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., DAIKIN EUROPE N.V.
    Inventors: Natsuko KITAGAWA, Ryuuichi TOYOTA, Kazunari FUKAGAWA, Keiya NAGAHARA, Satoshi KAWANO, Makoto INOUE, Kevin CORNELIS
  • Patent number: 11542647
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a sheet for use in a tongue plaque cleaner, capable of reliably cutting loops of thread members provided at a given density, and forming thread members each having a shape with an arc portion sufficient enough to scrape off tongue plaque, through steps that are simple, low-cost and suitable for mass production. A method for manufacturing a sheet 1 for use in a tongue plaque cleaner for scraping off tongue plaque, includes: a step of heating a sheet material having multiple looped thread members 2 protruding from one surface of the sheet material, at a temperature below the melting point of the thread members 2; and a step of forming first thread members 3, 8 and second thread members 4, 9 by cutting loops of the thread members 2 heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: SHIKIEN CO., LTD., NIIGATA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michio Tanaka, Makoto Inoue
  • Publication number: 20220416763
    Abstract: A filter includes an input terminal, an output terminal, a ground terminal, a first capacitor and a second capacitor that are connected in series between the input terminal and the output terminal, a capacitive element that is connected in parallel to the first capacitor and the second capacitor between the input terminal and the output terminal, and has a Q factor that is smaller than a Q factor of the first capacitor and is smaller than a Q factor of the second capacitor, and an inductor that has a first end and a second end, the first end being coupled to a node that is provided between the first capacitor and the second capacitor and that is coupled to the capacitive element through the first capacitor and the second capacitor, the second end being coupled to the ground terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto INOUE, Naoto KOBAYASHI, Hideyuki SEKINE, Jaeho JEONG
  • Publication number: 20220416746
    Abstract: A filter includes an input terminal, an output terminal, a first ground terminal, a second ground terminal, a first inductor having a first end coupled to a first node in a path between the input terminal and the output terminal and a second end coupled to a second node, a second inductor having a first end coupled to the second node and a second end coupled to the first ground terminal, and a third inductor having a first end coupled to the second node and a second end coupled to the second ground terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto INOUE, Jaeho JEONG, Hideyuki SEKINE, Naoto KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11264968
    Abstract: A high-frequency device includes: a circuit substrate including dielectric layers that are stacked, wiring patterns located on at least one of the dielectric layers, and a passive element formed of at least one of the wiring patterns, the circuit substrate having a first surface that is a surface of an outermost dielectric layer in a stacking direction of the dielectric layers; a terminal for connecting the high-frequency device to an external circuit, the terminal being located on the first surface and electrically connected to the passive element through a first path in the circuit substrate; and an acoustic wave element located on the first surface and electrically connected to the passive element through a second path in the circuit substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Sekine, Hosung Choo, Makoto Inoue
  • Patent number: 11103574
    Abstract: In this invention, a non-infectious particle has been produced, comprising a pathogen antigen protein caused to be expressed on the surface of a virus particle having at least one species of paramyxovirus envelope protein missing from the particle. This particle has been found to hold within the particle a large amount of antigen protein compared to an infectious particle, and to be capable of eliciting a host immune response with extremely high efficiency. The non-infectious particle according to the present invention is useful as a vaccine against a pathogenic virus, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: Japan, as represented by the Director-General of National Institute of Infectious Disease, ID Pharma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Matano, Makoto Inoue, Hiroto Hara, Tsugumine Shu