Patents by Inventor Manabu Kobayashi

Manabu Kobayashi 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).

  • Publication number: 20190310474
    Abstract: A virtual image display device includes: a display unit that generates an image display light by modulating an illumination light; and a projection optical system that includes a concave mirror for reflecting the image display light toward a virtual image presentation plate and a convex lens provided between the display unit and the concave mirror. The display unit is provided at a position closer to the convex lens than a focal point, within a meridional plane, of a composite optical system formed by the virtual image presentation plate and the projection optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: Manabu KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190299625
    Abstract: An ink refill container 63 includes a container main body 64 including an ink storage chamber 76, an ink outlet-forming portion 66 provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet 65 that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 74 provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion 73 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion 73 is closer to the container main body than the valve 74 is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank 41-45 when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Ryoichi TANAKA, Manabu AKAHANE, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Naomi KIMURA, Hideki OKUMURA, Shoma KUDO, Tetsuya TAKAMOTO, Hiroaki SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20190299480
    Abstract: A micromachining method, a die manufacturing method, and a micromachining apparatus performing accurate micromachining on a surface of a workpiece at high speed. A micromachining apparatus having a cutting tool and a vibration unit for vibrating the cutting tool in a first direction is used. The angle formed between an average cutting direction of the cutting tool and the first direction is set to fall within a range of 20° to 120°. Recesses and protrusions are formed on a surface of a workpiece as a result of machining by the cutting tool which is vibrating in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, YAMAGATA PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT, SUGA ZOUKEI KOGYO INC., IMUZAK INC.
    Inventors: Eiji SHAMOTO, Hiroshi SAITO, Tsuneyuki KOBAYASHI, Manabu MOCHIZUKI, Kazumi SAWAMURA
  • Patent number: 10425618
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: displaying a program guide on a display device, the program guide being such that respective program frames for a plurality of programs are arranged in a display area having a time axis of one or more time slots and a channel axis; displaying a cursor on the display device and allowing a user to move the cursor, highlight desired ones of the program frames, and select from among the plurality of programs in the program guide; and displaying detailed program information regarding content of one of the programs of one of the program frames that is highlighted and/or selected by the user via the cursor, where the detailed information is displayed by enlarging the one of the program frames as compared with others of the program frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Manabu Nishizawa, Yuki Kobayashi, Kensaku Ishizuka, Koji Kanai
  • Patent number: 10396020
    Abstract: A board includes a plate-shaped member having a first wiring pattern, a first resin layer formed on a first surface of the plate-shaped member, the first surface having the first wiring pattern, a second resin layer stacked on the first resin layer, and a component fixed to the second resin layer in which a second wiring pattern formed on a second surface of the component is buried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kei Fukui, Youichi Hoshikawa, Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Hidehiko Fujisaki, Seigo Yamawaki, Masateru Koide, Manabu Watanabe, Daisuke Mizutani, Tomoyuki Akahoshi
  • Patent number: 10348149
    Abstract: A stator for a rotating electric machine facilitates the assembly of the stator coils and restricts its length in the axial direction. The stator includes a stator iron core having a plurality of teeth and a plurality of stator coils each being wound on one of the teeth. The stator coils include terminal stator coils, each having a crossover wire and a lead wire. Each crossover wire is connected to one of the stator coils of the same phase and each lead wire being is connected to an object other than the stator coils of the same phase. Each end of the crossover wires and the lead wires is disposed at a different level; a first level being the closest to the stator iron core. At least one of the lead wires of the terminal stator coils is disposed at least one level apart within the range of levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Baba, Takashi Ishigami, Ryoji Kobayashi, Manabu Oshida, Satoshi Yamamura
  • Publication number: 20190172703
    Abstract: A substrate processing method includes forming a liquid film of a processing liquid covering an entire upper surface of a horizontally-held substrate; heating the substrate to make the processing liquid of the substrate evaporate to form a gas phase layer between the upper surface of the substrate and the processing liquid and maintain the liquid film on the gas phase layer; blowing a gas at a first flow rate onto the liquid film on the substrate to partially remove the processing liquid to open a hole in the liquid film; heating the substrate to spread the hole to an outer periphery of the substrate and move the liquid film on the gas phase layer to remove the processing liquid, constituting the liquid film, off the substrate; and blowing a gas at a second flow rate greater than the first flow rate onto a region of the upper surface of the substrate within the hole after the hole opening step to spread the hole to the outer periphery of the substrate and move the liquid film on the gas phase layer to remove
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Manabu OKUTANI, Kenji KOBAYASHI, Naohiko YOSHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20190165163
    Abstract: A vertical MOSFET having a trench gate structure includes an n?-type drift layer and a p-type base layer formed by epitaxial growth. In the n?-type drift layer, an n-type region, first p+-type regions, and a second p+-type region are provided. In a region opposing, in a depth direction, a gate electrode pad connected to a gate electrode, the first p+-type regions are provided with intervals therebetween along a width direction of the trench gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke KOBAYASHI, Manabu TAKEI, Shinsuke HARADA, Naoyuki OHSE
  • Publication number: 20190161434
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a specified ?-amino acid, the method including allowing a specified ?-amino acid amide and water to react with each other in the presence of a zirconium compound which contains zirconium and at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of lithium, nickel, copper, zinc, cesium, barium, hafnium, tantalum, cerium, and dysprosium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Takanori AOKI, Akira SHIBUYA, Takamitsu KOBAYASHI, Hideo MIYATA, Shinya TSUKAMOTO, Manabu KUWAJIMA, Motoki MURAI
  • Patent number: 10305338
    Abstract: A rotor for a rotating electric machine has interference and lightening holes. The rotor includes a shaft and a rotor iron core. The shaft is press fitted in the rotor iron core. The rotor iron core includes a shaft hole, an outer area, an inner area in which the shaft is press fitted, a plurality of ribs connecting the outer area and the inner area. Each of the ribs includes a plurality of outer rib joints adjacent to the outer area, a plurality of outer rib portions adjacent to the outer area, a plurality of inner rib joints adjacent to the inner area, and a plurality of inner rib portions adjacent to the inner area. The outer rib portions are connected to the inner rib portions and the total number of the inner rib joints is larger than that of the outer rib joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Oshida, Satoshi Yamamura, Ryoji Kobayashi, Yuichiro Baba, Yuji Saito
  • Patent number: 10297683
    Abstract: In mesa regions between adjacent trenches disposed in an n?-type drift layer and in which a first gate electrode is disposed via a first gate insulating film, a p-type base region and a floating p+-type region of which a surface is partially covered by a second gate electrode via a second gate insulating film are disposed. An emitter electrode contacts the p-type base region and an n+-type emitter region, and is electrically isolated from first and second gate electrodes and the floating p+-type region by an interlayer insulating film covering the first and second gate electrodes and a portion of the floating p+-type region not covered by the second gate electrode. Thus, turn-on dV/dt controllability by the gate resistance Rg may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kobayashi, Yuichi Onozawa, Manabu Takei, Akio Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10109314
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a storage device includes a detector, a demodulator, a controller, and a recorder. When a user data item is split data including first data being at least part of a first code word and second data being at least part of a second code word, the controller sets a start position of the second data for forced search of the second code word on the basis of the position of a sync mark recorded in the recorder when the forced search of the first code word has succeeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10108024
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes a filter ring retainer, an OIS base frame, and a ring-shaped filter ring. The filter ring retainer has a male screw. The OIS base frame has a female screw locking the male screw. The ring-shaped filter ring has an inner circumferential projection inserted into between the filter ring retainer and the OIS base frame, and is disposed on the outer circumferential side of the filter ring retainer and the OIS base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Matsui, Manabu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10073237
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes at least one lens, the optical axis of the lens; the first frame (the fixed frame 900) having the first restricting portion (901, 902) and having an approximately cylindrical shape about the optical axis; the second frame (1000) having the cam groove (1036) and having an approximately cylindrical shape about the optical axis; the third frame (510) having the guide portion (511) which restricts inclination thereof with respect to the first contact portion (514) and the optical axis and having an approximately cylindrical shape about the optical axis; the drive arm (520) having a cam follower (523), the second restricting portion (524, 525) and the second contact portion (526), and having an approximately arcuate shape constituted of a portion of a circular cylinder about the optical axis or an approximately plate shape; the guide shaft (601) for guiding the guide in a movable manner in the optical axis direction; and the spring (603).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Uno, Atsushi Hasegawa, Manabu Kobayashi, Hiroyasu Fujinaka
  • Patent number: 9957213
    Abstract: A novel organic compound that can be used in a variety of liquid crystal devices or a liquid crystal composition containing the novel organic compound is provided. An organic compound represented by General Formula (G1) is provided. A novel liquid crystal composition containing the organic compound is provided. In General Formula (G1), Ar1 and Ar2 separately represent a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkylene group having 3 to 12 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenylene group having 3 to 12 carbon atoms. In addition, m and n separately represent 0 or 1. R1 and R2 separately represent a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 11 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group having 1 to 11 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO.
    Inventors: Momoko Kato, Yasuhiro Niikura, Makoto Ikenaga, Manabu Kobayashi, Tetsuji Ishitani
  • Patent number: 9885850
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes at least one lens, the optical axis of the lens; the first frame (the fixed frame 900) having the first restricting portion (901, 902) and having an approximately cylindrical shape about the optical axis; the second frame (1000) having the cam groove (1036) and having an approximately cylindrical shape about the optical axis; the third frame (510) having the guide portion (511) which restricts inclination thereof with respect to the first contact portion (514) and the optical axis and having an approximately cylindrical shape about the optical axis; the drive arm (520) having a cam follower (523), the second restricting portion (524, 525) and the second contact portion (526), and having an approximately arcuate shape constituted of a portion of a circular cylinder about the optical axis or an approximately plate shape; the guide shaft (601) for guiding the guide in a movable manner in the optical axis direction; and the spring (603).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Uno, Atsushi Hasegawa, Manabu Kobayashi, Hiroyasu Fujinaka
  • Patent number: 9864162
    Abstract: A lens barrel according to a first aspect of the present disclosure includes the lens frame which holds the lens, and the holding frame which holds the lens frame in a state where the lens frame is movable in a plane orthogonal to the optical axis. A biasing means which generates a force in the direction that the lens frame is lifted up against the gravity is provided to at least the holding frame out of the holding frame and the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Fujinaka, Tetsuya Uno, Atsushi Hasegawa, Manabu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9580651
    Abstract: An organic compound represented by General Formula (G100) is provided. A novel liquid crystal composition containing the organic compound is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Momoko Kato, Yasuhiro Niikura, Makoto Ikenaga, Manabu Kobayashi, Tetsuji Ishitani
  • Publication number: 20160320587
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes at least one lens, the optical axis of the lens; the first frame (the fixed frame 900) having the first restricting portion (901, 902) and having an approximately cylindrical shape about the optical axis; the second frame (1000) having the cam groove (1036) and having an approximately cylindrical shape about the optical axis; the third frame (510) having the guide portion (511) which restricts inclination thereof with respect to the first contact portion (514) and the optical axis and having an approximately cylindrical shape about the optical axis; the drive arm (520) having a cam follower (523), the second restricting portion (524, 525) and the second contact portion (526), and having an approximately arcuate shape constituted of a portion of a circular cylinder about the optical axis or an approximately plate shape; the guide shaft (601) for guiding the guide in a movable manner in the optical axis direction; and the spring (603).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Tetsuya UNO, Atsushi HASEGAWA, Manabu KOBAYASHI, Hiroyasu FUJINAKA
  • Publication number: 20160291282
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes a filter ring retainer, an OIS base frame, and a ring-shaped filter ring. The filter ring retainer has a male screw. The OIS base frame has a female screw locking the male screw. The ring-shaped filter ring has an inner circumferential projection inserted into between the filter ring retainer and the OIS base frame, and is disposed on the outer circumferential side of the filter ring retainer and the OIS base frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuaki MATSUI, Manabu KOBAYASHI