Patents by Inventor Makoto Ohara

Makoto Ohara 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: 10918988
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter includes a pillar-shaped honeycomb substrate and a plugging portion provided at an end portion on either an inflow or outflow end face side of cells, wherein, in a section orthogonal to the cell extending direction, the shapes of an inflow cell having the plugging portion and an outflow cell having the plugging portion are hexagonal. In the plurality of cells, a plurality of inflow cells surround one outflow cell such that one side of the inflow cell and one side of the outflow cell adjacent to the inflow cell are parallel. The partition wall includes a first partition wall and a second partition wall, at least one of the first partition walls is configured such that a ratio of a thickness of the second partition wall to the first partition wall is 1.0 to 2.5, and a total open frontal area is 35% to 95%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Makino, Makoto Teranishi, Tadato Ito, Etsuji Ohara
  • Publication number: 20210036445
    Abstract: Power trunk conductors 30 of a trunk cable 12 and power branch conductors 37 of a branch cable 13 are electrically connected to each other by a first trunk-side bus bar 56, fuses, and a first branch-side bus bar 60. Signal trunk conductors 31 of the trunk cable 12 and signal branch conductors 38 of the branch cable 13 are electrically connected to each other by the relay bus bars 64.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Hiroki HIRAI, Makoto HIGASHIKOZONO, Kazuyoshi OHARA, Hisashi SAWADA
  • Patent number: 10784465
    Abstract: There has been a problem that difference in refractive index between an opposite substrate or a moisture barrier layer provided thereover, and air is maintained large, and light extraction efficiency is low. Further, there has been a problem that peeling or cracking due to the moisture barrier layer is easily generated, which leads to deteriorate the reliability and lifetime of a light-emitting element. A light-emitting element includes a pixel electrode, an electroluminescent layer, a transparent electrode, a passivation film, a stress relieving layer, and a low refractive index layer, all of which are stacked sequentially. The stress relieving layer serves to prevent peeling of the passivation film. The low refractive index layer serves to reduce reflectivity of light generated in the electroluminescent layer in emitting to air. Therefore, a light-emitting element with high reliability and long lifetime and a display device using the light-emitting element can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisao Ikeda, Hiroki Ohara, Makoto Hosoba, Junichiro Sakata, Shunichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20200164323
    Abstract: A container for two or more viscous materials is provided that contains a reservoir, one or more mixing tube(s) and frame or shield, with one or more apertures arranged within the mixing tube. The container can include a frame and a first and second polymeric film joined to a first and, respectively second surface of the frame by one or more adhesive or seal seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Gerhard MÜLLER, Kin SAITO, Makoto OHARA, Dennis TENHÜNDFELD, Andreas SCHELL
  • Publication number: 20200144634
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes a support substrate, at least one power generation element portion, at least one first gas channel, and at least one second gas channel. The power generation element portion is disposed on the support substrate. The first and second gas channels extend from a proximal end portion toward a distal end portion in the support substrate and are connected to each other in the distal end portion. The sum of a cross-sectional area of the at least one first gas channel is smaller than the sum of a cross-sectional area of the at least one second gas channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ryuhei OHARA, Hirofumi KAN, Makoto OHMORI
  • Publication number: 20200101410
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter includes a pillar-shaped honeycomb substrate and a plugging portion provided at an end portion on either an inflow or outflow end face side of cells, wherein, in a section orthogonal to the cell extending direction, the shapes of an inflow cell having the plugging portion and an outflow cell having the plugging portion are hexagonal. In the plurality of cells, a plurality of inflow cells surround one outflow cell such that one side of the inflow cell and one side of the outflow cell adjacent to the inflow cell are parallel. The partition wall includes a first partition wall and a second partition wall, at least one of the first partition walls is configured such that a ratio of a thickness of the second partition wall to the first partition wall is 1.0 to 2.5, and a total open frontal area is 35% to 95%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya MAKINO, Makoto TERANISHI, Tadato ITO, Etsuji OHARA
  • Publication number: 20200099205
    Abstract: Disclosed is a covering including: a strip-shaped portion that extends along an electric wire and being bendable; a pair of side wall portion rows provided with the electric wire being interposed therebetween, and in each of which a plurality of pairs of side wall portions extending upward from the strip-shaped portion are arranged in a direction in which the strip-shaped portion extends; and a lid portion that is disposed opposing the strip-shaped portion and keeps the electric wire that is interposed between the pair of side wall portion rows from coming out of the covering. The lid portion includes spacer portions that are respectively inserted in a gap between adjacent side wall portions and in a gap between adjacent side wall portions in the side wall portion rows and maintain a spacing between the adjacent side wall portions and at least a predetermined spacing between the adjacent side wall portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Makoto Higashikozono, Kazuyoshi Ohara
  • Patent number: 10474079
    Abstract: An image forming device includes: a conductive roller that abuts an image carrier to rotate; a power supply circuit that applies voltage to the roller; a controller that controls the power supply circuit so as to apply the voltage to the roller over a predetermined detection period in a state in which the image carrier and the roller are rotated; a detection value acquirer that acquires a detection value acquired by the application of the voltage indicating a state of the image carrier in the detection period; and a state detector that detects a state of the image carrier on the basis of a plurality of acquired detection values, wherein a length of the detection period is set to a length at which both the numbers of rotations of the image carrier and the roller from a start of the detection period are integers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro Hayashi, Yuhei Tatsumoto, Koji Ohara, Makoto Shimazoe, Yasuhiro Koide
  • Publication number: 20190227471
    Abstract: An image forming device includes: a conductive roller that abuts the image carrier to rotate; a power supply circuit that applies voltage to the roller; a controller that controls the power supply circuit so as to apply the voltage to the roller over a predetermined detection period in a state in which the image carrier and the roller are rotated; a detection value acquirer that acquires a detection value acquired by the application of the voltage indicating a state of the image carrier in the detection period; and a state detector that detects a state of the image carrier on the basis of a plurality of acquired detection values, wherein a length of the detection period is set to a length at which both the numbers of rotations of the image carrier and the roller from a start of the detection period are integers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro HAYASHI, Yuhei TATSUMOTO, Koji OHARA, Makoto SHIMAZOE, Yasuhiro KOIDE
  • Patent number: 6839848
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processing system, including an information processing apparatus for executing a program by reading a program recorded in a recording medium, and a peripheral apparatus connected to the information processing apparatus, wherein the peripheral apparatus stores a security code and operation of the peripheral apparatus stops unless the same security code as the security code recorded in a recording medium is sent from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Sega Enterprise, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohito Kirikoshi, Makoto Ohara, Nobuyuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 6305895
    Abstract: A transfer system 7 for carrying a wafer W into/out of a process chamber 4 is provided in a box 10 defining a load-lock chamber 3. The box 10 is divided into a first chamber 11 and a second chamber 12. A transfer arm 21 for carrying the wafer W is provided in the first chamber 11. A linearly moving system 14 for linearly moving the transfer arm 21 is provided in the second chamber 12. The internal pressure in the first chamber is set to be higher than the internal pressure in the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Jun Ozawa, Jun Hirose, Eiji Hirose, Makoto Ohara
  • Patent number: 6297812
    Abstract: An information display system having a housing with a location for receiving a document such as a book is provided. A location detection circuit is mounted on the housing adjacent the document and can determine any subjective selection of a location on the document. The document can have a plurality of indicia. When such indicia is selected, a control circuit can retrieve the information from a read only memory and appropriately display the information in an audible or visual manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Ohara, Hirotsugu Tomizawa, Shinichirou Sugiura
  • Patent number: 6052117
    Abstract: An information display system having a housing with a location for receiving a document such as a book is provided. A location detection circuit is mounted on the housing adjacent the document and can determine any subjective selection of a location on the document. The document can have a plurality of indicia. When such indicia is selected, a control circuit can retrieve the information from a read only memory and appropriately display the information in an audible or visual manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Ohara, Hirotsugu Tomizawa, Shinichirou Sugiura
  • Patent number: 5963199
    Abstract: An image processing system including a plurality of pen-like input units 31 which produce signals of frequencies inherent to the respective input units, a panel 32 responsive to a touch of the input unit 31 thereto for detecting its touch position and produced signal frequency, an image processor 5 which performs a predetermined image processing operation depending on signals indicative of the touch position and frequency from the panel 32, and a display 7 which displays the result of the image processing by the image processor 5. The respective frequencies determine corresponding color information used. The image processor 5 performs an image processing operation on the basis of the determined color information. Even when a card is used, page detection is performed in an optically non-contact manner, using a simple structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Enterprises, Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Kato, Makoto Ohara, Hiroshi Murayama
  • Patent number: 5739814
    Abstract: An electronic book which can store, in a ROM, a computer program, is integrated with graphic and textual material on a series of pages. Various input devices such as a finger, a light pen, a touch pen, etc. can be utilized with a sensing circuit combined with the page for inputting data into the computer system. The computer system can display this information in both an audio and visual manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises
    Inventors: Makoto Ohara, Shinichirou Sugiura
  • Patent number: 5485176
    Abstract: An information display system having a housing with a location for receiving a document such as a book is provided. A location detection circuit is mounted on the housing adjacent the document and can determine any subjective selection of a location on the document. The document can have a plurality of indicia. When such indicia is selected, a control circuit can retrieve the information from a read only memory and appropriately display the information in an audible or visual manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Enterprises
    Inventors: Makoto Ohara, Hirotsugu Tomizawa, Shinichirou Sugiura
  • Patent number: 5161803
    Abstract: A television game set comprises an operation button used to operate a game, a game control section for controlling the game, a display section for displaying the progress of the game, and a connector to which either a game cartridge storing a game program therein or a tuner cartridge for receiving television broadcasting is coupled. At least one terminal of the connector is used to handle a cartridge changeover signal. The other terminals of the connector are changed in function on the basis of the cartridge changeover signal received on the one terminal as to handle either game signals or tuner signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Ohara
  • Patent number: 5099798
    Abstract: Nipples are directly connected to a plurality of locations on the outer periphery of the bottom of a water tank. Each one of the nipples directly flows out and feeds the water in the water tank every time each one of the nipples is opened when the valve stem is pushed thereinto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Inventor: Makoto Ohara
  • Patent number: 4555295
    Abstract: An adhesive filler apparatus is disclosed comprising an injector and a support portion, the injector comprising a pressure buffer tube made of elastic material and a check valve adjacent one end of the pressure buffer tube, the support portion comprising a base member and a projection. The adhesive filler apparatus disclosed is used as follows: An adhesive is fed through a hose connected to a pump, etc. in the pressure buffer tube, causing the tube to swell. The hose is disconnected from the injector, causing the check valve to close the end of the tube. The fed injector is coupled to the support portion fixed on the crack of a concrete structure, etc., whereupon the projection on the support portion presses the check valve to open the end of the fed tube, thereby allowing the adhesive in the tube to be filled in the crack by gradual and continuous contraction of the elastic tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1985
    Assignees: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, Sho-Bond Construction Co., Ltd., Communication Architecture and Building Research Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru Orikasa, Makoto Ohara, Tomoyuki Mori, Masayoshi Shigetomi, Katsuji Yamaga, Masaaki Matsui, Hiroshi Saito, Hiroshi Soda
  • Patent number: RE35786
    Abstract: A television game set comprises an operation button used to operate a game, a game control section for controlling the game, a display section for displaying the progress of the game, and a connector to which either a game cartridge storing a game program therein or a tuner cartridge for receiving television broadcasting is coupled. At least one terminal of the connector is used to handle a cartridge changeover signal. The other terminals of the connector are changed in function on the basis of the cartridge changeover signal received on the one terminal as to handle either game signals or tuner signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Ohara