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).

  • Patent number: 11179944
    Abstract: An ink refill container includes a container main body including an ink storage chamber, an ink outlet-forming portion provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 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 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion is closer to the container main body than the valve 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 when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Manabu Akahane, Makoto Kobayashi, Naomi Kimura, Hideki Okumura, Shoma Kudo, Tetsuya Takamoto, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Patent number: 11139180
    Abstract: In parallel with a substrate heating step, a liquid surface sensor is used to monitor the raising of an IPA liquid film. An organic solvent removing step is started in response to the raising of the IPA liquid film over the upper surface of the substrate. At the end of the organic solvent removing step, a visual sensor is used to determine whether or not IPA droplets remain on the upper surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Naohiko Yoshihara, Kenji Kobayashi, Manabu Okutani
  • Publication number: 20210292273
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing glycine, in which on synthesizing glycine from glycinonitrile, glycine can be obtained in a higher yield than that in the conventional method. The present invention relates to a method for producing glycine, including allowing glycinonitrile and water to react with each other in the presence of a cerium compound, optionally adding ammonia thereto, to obtain glycine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Takanori AOKI, Akira SHIBUYA, Takamitsu KOBAYASHI, Hideo MIYATA, Shinya TSUKAMOTO, Manabu KUWAJIMA, Motoki MURAI
  • Patent number: 11110865
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes a display configured to display a video; a first mirror configured to reflect the video displayed in the display; and a second mirror configured to reflect the video reflected on the first mirror, wherein a distance from eye point of occupant of vehicle to a reflecting image formed by the second mirror is optically extended such that it becomes longer than a distance from the eye point of the occupant to a display surface of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Kobayashi, Yuki Wada
  • Patent number: 11029517
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manabu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210056997
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a first decoding circuit calculates likelihood information by executing Viterbi decoding using a parameter for normalizing a branch metric on a signal sequence read from a magnetic disk. The second decoding circuit generates a first bit data sequence by iterative decoding using the likelihood information, and executes a check using a parity check matrix on the first bit data sequence. The control circuit causes the first decoding circuit and the second decoding circuit to repeatedly execute decoding, and updates the parameter in accordance with a check result obtained every time the decoding by the first decoding circuit and the second decoding circuit is executed. An acquisition circuit acquires numerical information corresponding to the number of bit errors included in the first bit data sequence obtained when the number of times of executions of the decoding is equal to a first value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Manabu Kobayashi, Akihiro Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20210032535
    Abstract: A ?-sialon phosphor represented by general formula: Si6?zAlzOzN8?z (0<z<4.2) has as a host crystal, a crystal structure identical to that of a ?-sialon crystal phase and having a bulk density of 0.80 g/cm3 or more and 1.60 g/cm3 or less. Also, a light-emitting element includes the ?-sialon phosphor and a semiconductor light-emitting element capable of exciting the ?-sialon phosphor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke TAKEDA, Tomohiro NOMIYAMA, Manabu KOBAYASHI, Shintaro WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10910012
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a first decoding circuit calculates likelihood information by executing Viterbi decoding using a parameter for normalizing a branch metric on a signal sequence read from a magnetic disk. The second decoding circuit generates a first bit data sequence by iterative decoding using the likelihood information, and executes a check using a parity check matrix on the first bit data sequence. The control circuit causes the first decoding circuit and the second decoding circuit to repeatedly execute decoding, and updates the parameter in accordance with a check result obtained every time the decoding by the first decoding circuit and the second decoding circuit is executed. An acquisition circuit acquires numerical information corresponding to the number of bit errors included in the first bit data sequence obtained when the number of times of executions of the decoding is equal to a first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Kobayashi, Akihiro Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20200231093
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes a display configured to display a video; a first mirror configured to reflect the video displayed in the display; and a second mirror configured to reflect the video reflected on the first mirror, wherein a distance from eye point of occupant of vehicle to a reflecting image formed by the second mirror is optically extended such that it becomes longer than a distance from the eye point of the occupant to a display surface of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Manabu Kobayashi, Yuki Wada
  • Patent number: 10509196
    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: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Uno, Atsushi Hasegawa, Manabu Kobayashi, Hiroyasu Fujinaka
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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