Patents by Inventor Makoto Kaneko

Makoto Kaneko 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: 10342091
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting device that is able to adjust a color temperature by power supplied from a single power source. The light-emitting device includes an anode electrode land, a cathode electrode land, and three or more wires that are provided in parallel and are connected to the anode electrode land and the cathode electrode land, in which at least three wires among the three or more wires have different forward current-forward voltage characteristics and are connected to different light emitting portions, and the color temperature of light emitted from the whole of the light-emitting portions is able to be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuaki Kaneko, Makoto Matsuda, Hiroaki Onuma
  • Patent number: 10326147
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a catalyst for fuel cells, which is able to inhibit gas diffusion resistance and shows high IV characteristics far more than conventional fuel cell catalysts, and a method for producing the catalyst. Disclosed is a catalyst for fuel cells, comprising fine catalyst particles, each of which comprises a palladium-containing particle and an outermost layer containing platinum and covering the palladium-containing particle, and a carrier on which the fine catalyst particles are supported, wherein the catalyst for fuel cells satisfies 0.9×S1?S2 in which S1 is a BET specific surface area of a material for the carrier, and S2 is a BET specific surface area of the carrier in the catalyst for fuel cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiichi Kaneko, Takumi Taniguchi, Makoto Adachi, Mayumi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10234356
    Abstract: An evaporation leakage checking system includes a pump, a pump passage unit, a tank passage unit, a specified passage unit, an atmosphere passage unit, a flow-passage area changing unit, an atmosphere valve unit, a pressure sensing unit, and a control unit. The control unit includes a calculating unit that calculates a leakage threshold, based on a first pressure, a first area, an Nth pressure, an Nth area, and a reference area that is predetermined, and a leakage checking unit that activates the pump, closes the atmosphere passage unit by changing the flow-passage area of the atmosphere passage unit by using the atmosphere valve unit, and checks the existence of the evaporation leakage based on the leakage threshold and a checking pressure that is the pressure sensed by the pressure sensor in a case where a communication between the tank passage unit and the pump passage unit is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Kaneko, Yasuo Kato
  • Patent number: 10156208
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus includes a pressure sensor, a reference orifice, a pump, and a switching valve. The reference orifice is disposed in a first communication passage communicating a pressure passage receiving the pressure sensor, with a tank passage communicating with a fuel tank. The pump depressurizing or pressurizing the pressure passage includes an intake port and a discharge port, and one of which communicates with an atmospheric passage communicating with the atmosphere and the other one communicates with the pressure passage. The switching valve and switches between a state shutting off a communication of a second communication passage that leads to the pressure passage and passages other than the pressure passage and communicating the atmospheric passage with the tank passage and a state shutting off a communication of the atmospheric passage and passages other than the pump and the atmosphere and communicating the second communication passage with the tank passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoyuu Kishi, Yasuo Kato, Shigeru Hasegawa, Tomohiro Itoh, Makoto Kaneko, Kosei Takagi
  • Publication number: 20180333124
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the X-ray diagnosis apparatus includes an X-ray detector, X-ray diaphragm apparatus, and processing circuitry controlling the X-ray diaphragm apparatus to shield the X-rays from passing through a X-ray filter outside an aperture region or a partial region during a transition from first fluoroscopy employing an X-ray filter to second fluoroscopy employing diaphragm blades, generating a first and second fluoroscopic image during the first and second fluoroscopy respectively, generating a composite image during the second fluoroscopy by combining a non-ROI image of the first fluoroscopic image and a ROI image of the second fluoroscopic image, and displaying the first fluoroscopic image and the composite image on the display during the first and second fluoroscopy respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Kaneko, Koutaro Matsuo, Ko Fuchigami, Hajime Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10094816
    Abstract: Provided is a means for evaluating the wetting characteristic of an object such as a cell sheet and a culture dish in a non-contact fashion. The wetting characteristic of an object is evaluated by a method comprising the steps of: (1) removing a liquid by jetting a gas at a surface of the object covered with the liquid, (2) measuring a dimension of a region in which the liquid is removed after the completion of the gas jetting and (3) evaluating the wetting characteristic of the object using the measured dimension as an index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO WOMEN'S MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tanaka, Ryohei Uchida, Makoto Kondo, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Makoto Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20180187632
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus includes a pressure sensor, a reference orifice, a pump, and a switching valve. The reference orifice is disposed in a first communication passage communicating a pressure passage receiving the pressure sensor, with a tank passage communicating with a fuel tank. The pump depressurizing or pressurizing the pressure passage includes an intake port and a discharge port, and one of which communicates with an atmospheric passage communicating with the atmosphere and the other one communicates with the pressure passage. The switching valve and switches between a state shutting off a communication of a second communication passage that leads to the pressure passage and passages other than the pressure passage and communicating the atmospheric passage with the tank passage and a state shutting off a communication of the atmospheric passage and passages other than the pump and the atmosphere and communicating the second communication passage with the tank passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Ryoyuu KISHI, Yasuo KATO, Shigeru HASEGAWA, Tomohiro ITOH, Makoto KANEKO, Kosei TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20180021000
    Abstract: An X-ray diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment acquires a first X-ray image and a second X-ray image by using mutually-different radiation doses; acquires a third X-ray image based on X-rays radiated onto a region of interest of the subject and onto a region other than the region of interest in mutually-different radiation doses; obtains position information of the region of interest; and on a basis of the position information, generates a subtraction image by calculating a difference between the region of interest in the third X-ray image and a region corresponding to the region of interest in the first X-ray image and calculating a difference between the region other than the region of interest in the third X-ray image and a region corresponding to the region other than the region of interest in the second X-ray image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki AKIYAMA, Kunio Shiraishi, Ko Fuchigami, Makoto Kaneko, Tadaharu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20180026173
    Abstract: A pyroelectric infrared sensor device comprising: a pyroelectric infrared sensor part (2); and a cover member (3). The pyroelectric infrared sensor part comprises: a pyroelectric element (21); a housing (24) that the pyroelectric element is placed inside of and comprises an opening at a position facing a light receiving surface of the pyroelectric element; and an infrared transmission filter (25) that is located to cover the opening of the housing. The cover member covers at least a top surface of the pyroelectric infrared sensor part. The infrared transmission filter transmits light equal to or greater than a wavelength of 1 ?m. The cover member has a property that a transmittance of infrared light having a wavelength of from 3 ?m to 5.5 ?m is equal to or greater than 10% and has a uniform material quality in an area corresponding to the top surface of the pyroelectric infrared sensor part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Shigemi FUJIWARA, Makoto KANEKO, Masahiro SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170328806
    Abstract: An evaporation leakage checking system includes a pump, a pump passage unit, a tank passage unit, a specified passage unit, an atmosphere passage unit, a flow-passage area changing unit, an atmosphere valve unit, a pressure sensing unit, and a control unit. The control unit includes a calculating unit that calculates a leakage threshold, based on a first pressure, a first area, an Nth pressure, an Nth area, and a reference area that is predetermined, and a leakage checking unit that activates the pump, closes the atmosphere passage unit by changing the flow-passage area of the atmosphere passage unit by using the atmosphere valve unit, and checks the existence of the evaporation leakage based on the leakage threshold and a checking pressure that is the pressure sensed by the pressure sensor in a case where a communication between the tank passage unit and the pump passage unit is allowed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Makoto KANEKO, Yasuo KATO
  • Publication number: 20170254018
    Abstract: A sheet material has good mechanical properties, flexibility, lightweight properties, and quality, and also relates to a production method therefor. The sheet material includes, as constitutional components, an elastic polymer and nonwoven fabric composed mainly of ultrafine hollow fiber with an average monofilament diameter in the range of 0.05 to 10 ?m, the ultrafine hollow fiber containing 2 to 60 hollows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Hajime Nishimura, Yukihiro Matsuzaki, Makoto Nishimura, Makoto Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20170218329
    Abstract: Means which enables preparation of a thick cell aggregate by a simple process without an operation of detaching and stacking of cells is disclosed. The method for preparing a three-dimensional cell aggregate by the present invention comprises: a cell encasing step of placing a cell suspension in a cell container; and a pressure application step of applying pressure to cells in the container. The cell encasing step and the pressure application step may be carried out a plurality of times. By the present invention, a thick, robust cell aggregate can be obtained by a simple operation of applying pressure to a cell suspension or a medium containing cells. Since the method does not require an operation of stacking a plurality of cell sheets, the cells are hardly damaged, and the conditions of the cells can be favorably maintained, so that the cells can be advantageously used as a tissue piece for transplantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicants: PUBLIC UNIVERSITY CORPORATION YOKOHAMA CITY UNIVERSITY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Utako YOKOYAMA, Yoshihiro ISHIKAWA, Makoto KANEKO, Shinya SAKUMA, Fumihito ARAI
  • Patent number: 9644577
    Abstract: A first housing has a canister passage communicating a first interior with a canister. A second housing has an atmospheric passage communicating a second interior with an atmosphere. A switching valve is accommodated in the first housing to switch communication of the canister passage with selectively one of a pressure detection passage and the atmospheric passage. A switching valve bypass passage communicates the canister passage with the pressure detection passage and bypasses the switching valve. A partition member separates the first interior from the second interior and has a communication hole communicating the first interior with the second interior. A contact member is equipped to an end of the partition member and is in contact with at least one of the first housing and the second housing. The partition member forms a clearance with the first housing and the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9309949
    Abstract: A vibration insulating member is equipped between one component and an other component. The vibration insulating member includes a through hole forming portion and a contact portion. The through hole forming portion is formed of an elastic material to have a through hole in which a connection member is inserted to connect the one component with the other component. The contact portion is projected radially inward from an inner wall of the through hole forming portion. The contact portion has an inner wall on a radially inside. When the connection member is inserted in the through hole, an outer wall of the connection member forms a gap with the inner wall of the through hole forming portion and is in contact with the inner wall of the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Kaneko, Taiki Yasuzaka
  • Patent number: 9239033
    Abstract: An ECU controls a selector valve so as to connect a first pump passage and a second pump passage, and determines whether a fuel vapor leak from a fuel tank is in an allowable range based on a pressure in the fuel tank which is detected by a pressure sensor while a pump is driven to decrease a pressure in the fuel tank. The ECU opens a purge valve, whereby the fuel vapor adsorbed by a canister is introduce into an engine through an intake passage. The ECU controls the selector valve to connect a first pump passage and the second pump passage so as to circulate an atmospheric air in the pump while the purge valve is opened to introduce the fuel vapor into the internal combustion engine, whereby a foreign matter in the pump can be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Hasegawa, Tomohiro Itoh, Kosei Takagi, Makoto Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9176074
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a pattern inspection method includes applying a light to a substrate including an inspection target pattern in a plurality of optical conditions, detecting a reflected light from the substrate to acquire a pattern image for each of the optical conditions, outputting a gray value difference between the pattern image and a reference image for each of the optical conditions, and specifying a position of the defect in a stacking direction of the stacked film from a relation of the obtained gray value difference between the optical conditions. The pattern is formed by a stacked film, the optical conditions includes at least a first optical condition for detection of a defect on a surface of the stacked film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takayoshi Fujii, Kiminori Yoshino, Makoto Kaneko, Yusaku Konno, Yusuke Iida
  • Patent number: 9046031
    Abstract: A mask portion is provided at a partial area of an intake port at a side opposite to an exhaust port. The mask portion prevents a part of the intake port from being opened when the intake valve is in a low lift state. A top surface of a piston includes a smooth surface. An ECU sets the maximum lift of the intake valve for a variable valve mechanism to an intermediate lift and sets a fuel injection timing for an injector to a compression stroke when an operating range of the engine is a fast idle range. The intermediate lift is an amount of lift at which the intake valve is moved beyond the mask portion and a flow rate of intake air in the partial area is limited relative to a flow rate of the intake air in other areas owing to the mask portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makoto Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20150135805
    Abstract: A first housing has a canister passage communicating a first interior with a canister. A second housing has an atmospheric passage communicating a second interior with an atmosphere. A switching valve is accommodated in the first housing to switch communication of the canister passage with selectively one of a pressure detection passage and the atmospheric passage. A switching valve bypass passage communicates the canister passage with the pressure detection passage and bypasses the switching valve. A partition member separates the first interior from the second interior and has a communication hole communicating the first interior with the second interior. A contact member is equipped to an end of the partition member and is in contact with at least one of the first housing and the second housing. The partition member forms a clearance with the first housing and the second housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Makoto KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20150072370
    Abstract: Provided is a means for evaluating the wetting characteristic of an object such as a cell sheet and a culture dish in a non-contact fashion. The wetting characteristic of an object is evaluated by a method comprising the steps of: (1) removing a liquid by jetting a gas at a surface of the object covered with the liquid, (2) measuring a dimension of a region in which the liquid is removed after the completion of the gas jetting and (3) evaluating the wetting characteristic of the object using the measured dimension as an index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: TOKYO WOMEN'S MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tanaka, Ryohei Uchida, Makoto Kondo, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Makoto Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20140346719
    Abstract: A vibration insulating member is equipped between one component and an other component. The vibration insulating member includes a through hole forming portion and a contact portion. The through hole forming portion is formed of an elastic material to have a through hole in which a connection member is inserted to connect the one component with the other component. The contact portion is projected radially inward from an inner wall of the through hole forming portion. The contact portion has an inner wall on a radially inside. When the connection member is inserted in the through hole, an outer wall of the connection member forms a gap with the inner wall of the through hole forming portion and is in contact with the inner wall of the contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Kaneko, Taiki Yasuzaka