Patents by Inventor Masahiko Kobayashi

Masahiko 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: 20240183850
    Abstract: Provided is a replica of a biological material, which has a three-dimensional structure similar to a three-dimensional structure of the biological material and has a surface made of an inorganic material. The inorganic material may be an oxide or a nitride. The replica may include a body and a coating film which covers a surface of the body and is made of the inorganic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2023
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Chikara KOJIMA, Masamitsu MOCHIZUKI, Shinji TERAO, Keita KUBO, Kazuki Sano, Kiyoaki MURAI, Masahiko KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20240183851
    Abstract: A method for producing an artificial antibody includes: an alignment step of supplying a dispersion containing monomers and molding patterns implemented by a biological material or a replica of the biological material to a guide, and aligning the molding patterns by the guide; a polymer layer forming step of forming a polymer layer by polymerizing the monomers in a state where the molding patterns are aligned; and a removal step of removing the molding patterns from the polymer layer and obtaining an artificial antibody including the polymer layer having a template with a three-dimensional structure complementary to a three-dimensional structure of the molding pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2023
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Chikara KOJIMA, Masamitsu MOCHIZUKI, Shinji TERAO, Keita KUBO, Kazuki Sano, Kiyoaki MURAI, Masahiko KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11926309
    Abstract: A motor control device which is an example of the present disclosure includes a hardware processor configured to: calculate damper torque on a basis of a difference between a crank angle and a motor angle; calculate, on a basis of the damper torque, reversed phase torque in reverse phase to the damper torque; calculate a correction amount for a phase of the reversed phase torque on a basis of a difference between a first value corresponding to a torsion angle between an input inertial member and an output inertial member and a second value corresponding to a torsion angle between an intermediate inertial member and the output inertial member; and output a motor torque command to be provided to a motor generator on a basis of the reversed phase torque a phase of which has been corrected in accordance with the correction amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Mizuguchi, Satoshi Kokubo, Masahiko Kobayashi, Tomoki Inagaki, Masaaki Tominaga
  • Patent number: 11639003
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided a teaching device on which portable terminal equipment is mounted, the teaching device being used to teach operation to a robot. The teaching device includes a case section including a mounting surface on which the portable terminal equipment is mounted. The case section includes a first member including a stop switch for stopping the operation of the robot and configured to restrict the portable terminal equipment's moving in a first direction extending along the mounting surface and a second member provided to be capable of moving in the first direction relatively to the first member and configured to restrict the portable terminal equipment's moving in an opposite direction of the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Toshio Tanaka, Masahiko Kobayashi, Yasutomo Takahashi, Munenori Sawada
  • Patent number: 11602561
    Abstract: A plasma activated ophthalmic solution generating device operable to generate a therapeutic ophthalmic solution for curing epidemic keratoconjunctivitis includes a plasma generating electrode operable to generate a plasma activated ophthalmic solution for epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, wherein the plasma generating electrode is arranged surrounding an insert space where a unit dose ophthalmic eyedrop container with a container body, which seals a certain solution in a sterile state, is inserted; a power supply unit; and a high voltage generating unit, which is connected to the power supply unit, operable to be supplied with power source from the power supply unit and to apply high voltage electric current to the plasma generating electrode. This configuration makes it possible to provide a novel and effective therapeutic ophthalmic solution for epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: CSP ADVANCED SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Masahiko Kobayashi, Masayuki Takasu, Akira Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11400583
    Abstract: A robot is provided. The robot includes an arm configured to turn around a turning axis and a cover including a first member having first rigidity and a second member having second rigidity higher than the first rigidity, the cover being provided on the arm, the second member being located in a position closer to the turning axis than the outermost periphery of the first member in a plan view from a direction of the turning axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Sota Yamamoto, Yasutomo Takahashi, Masahiko Kobayashi, Daisuke Komatsu, Toshio Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220017061
    Abstract: A motor control device which is an example of the present disclosure includes a hardware processor configured to: calculate damper torque on a basis of a difference between a crank angle and a motor angle; calculate, on a basis of the damper torque, reversed phase torque in reverse phase to the damper torque; calculate a correction amount for a phase of the reversed phase torque on a basis of a difference between a first value corresponding to a torsion angle between an input inertial member and an output inertial member and a second value corresponding to a torsion angle between an intermediate inertial member and the output inertial member; and output a motor torque command to be provided to a motor generator on a basis of the reversed phase torque a phase of which has been corrected in accordance with the correction amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka MIZUGUCHI, Satoshi KOKUBO, Masahiko KOBAYASHI, Tomoki INAGAKI, Masaaki TOMINAGA
  • Patent number: 11204078
    Abstract: A vibration damping device includes a support member that rotates, together with a rotary element to which torque from an engine is transmitted, about a center of rotation of the rotary element, a restoring force generation member that is coupled to the support member to transmit torque to and receive torque from the support member and that is swingable along with rotation of the support member, and an inertial mass body that is coupled to the support member via the restoring force generation member and that swings about the center of rotation in conjunction with the restoring force generation member along with rotation of the support member. The support member is disposed between at least a part of the restoring force generation member and at least a part of the inertial mass body in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Oi, Takao Sakamoto, Kazuhiro Itou, Masahiko Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200338720
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a robot is provided. The robot includes an arm configured to turn around a turning axis and a cover including a first member having first rigidity and a second member having second rigidity higher than the first rigidity, the cover being provided in the arm, the second member being located in a position closer to the turning axis than the outermost periphery of the first member in a plan view from a direction of the turning axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Sota YAMAMOTO, Yasutomo TAKAHASHI, Masahiko KOBAYASHI, Daisuke KOMATSU, Toshio TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200338748
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided a teaching device on which portable terminal equipment is mounted, the teaching device being used to teach operation to a robot. The teaching device includes a case section including a mounting surface on which the portable terminal equipment is mounted. The case section includes a first member including a stop switch for stopping the operation of the robot and configured to restrict the portable terminal equipment's moving in a first direction extending along the mounting surface and a second member provided to be capable of moving in the first direction relatively to the first member and configured to restrict the portable terminal equipment's moving in an opposite direction of the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Toshio TANAKA, Masahiko KOBAYASHI, Yasutomo TAKAHASHI, Munenori SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20200141469
    Abstract: A vibration damping device includes a support member that rotates, together with a rotary element to which torque from an engine is transmitted, about a center of rotation of the rotary element, a restoring force generation member that is coupled to the support member to transmit torque to and receive torque from the support member and that is swingable along with rotation of the support member, and an inertial mass body that is coupled to the support member via the restoring force generation member and that swings about the center of rotation in conjunction with the restoring force generation member along with rotation of the support member. The support member is disposed between at least a part of the restoring force generation member and at least a part of the inertial mass body in an axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi OI, Takao SAKAMOTO, Kazuhiro ITOU, Masahiko KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200000913
    Abstract: A plasma activated ophthalmic solution generating device operable to generate a therapeutic ophthalmic solution for curing epidemic keratoconjunctivitis includes a plasma generating electrode operable to generate a plasma activated ophthalmic solution for epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, wherein the plasma generating electrode is arranged surrounding an insert space where a unit dose ophthalmic eyedrop container with a container body, which seals a certain solution in a sterile state, is inserted; a power supply unit; and a high voltage generating unit, which is connected to the power supply unit, operable to be supplied with power source from the power supply unit and to apply high voltage electric current to the plasma generating electrode. This configuration makes it possible to provide a novel and effective therapeutic ophthalmic solution for epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: CSP Advanced Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiko Kobayashi, Masayuki Takasu, Akira Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10458513
    Abstract: A damper device according to one embodiment, for example, includes: a rotating member that is rotatable about a rotational axis, the rotating member including a base portion that is plate-like and support portions that is attached to the base portion and extends in an axial direction of the rotational center; and a plurality of weight members disposed partially overlapping each other in the axial direction, the weight members being provided with tracks in respective overlapped parts of the weight members, the tracks guiding the support portion to be swingable with respect to the rotating member, wherein the support portion is shared in the tracks provided in the weight members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Fujiwara, Makoto Komuro, Suguru Jimbo, Kosuke Kondo, Masahiko Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20180202515
    Abstract: A damper device according to one embodiment, for example, includes: a rotating member that is rotatable about a rotational axis, the rotating member including a base portion that is plate-like and support portions that is attached to the base portion and extends in an axial direction of the rotational center; and a plurality of weight members disposed partially overlapping each other in the axial direction, the weight members being provided with tracks in respective overlapped parts of the weight members, the tracks guiding the support portion to be swingable with respect to the rotating member, wherein the support portion is shared in the tracks provided in the weight members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya FUJIWARA, Makoto KOMURO, Suguru JIMBO, Kosuke KONDO, Masahiko KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9902931
    Abstract: A culture apparatus is provided which can suppress condensation on walls of a culture space and the like to suppress adverse effects on a culture material. In the culture apparatus having a culture space formed in a heat insulating box main body, a humidification water reservoir for humidifying the culture space is disposed in the heat insulating box main body. A heat transfer condensation member in which a condensation portion at one end and a cooling portion at the other end are integrated is disposed such that the cooling portion is disposed outside the heat insulating box main body, while the condensation portion is disposed inside the culture space. The condensation portion is disposed so that condensed water on the surface thereof is led into the humidification water reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Tokumaru, Masahiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9677041
    Abstract: A culture apparatus is provided which can suppress condensation on walls of a culture space and the like to suppress adverse effects on a culture material. In the culture apparatus having a culture space formed in a heat insulating box main body, a humidification water reservoir for humidifying the culture space and a heat transfer condensation member penetrating the heat insulating box main body are provided. One end of the heat transfer condensation member is disposed inside the culture space, while the other end is disposed outside the heat insulating box main body. The heat transfer condensation member is positioned such that a condensation portion disposed inside the culture space is inclined downward to the one end, and the one end leads condensed water condensed on the surface of the condensation portion into the humidification water reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Tokumaru, Masahiko Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20170043116
    Abstract: A moving image in which a therapy target part repeatedly moves is displayed on a screen member along with a black background.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Hideki TANAKA, Yuya MARUYAMA, Akihiko YAMAMOTO, Masahiko KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9511933
    Abstract: A storage apparatus includes: a storage member provided with a pair of first rail members, extending along a horizontal direction, on both side faces thereof; a storage rack; a carrying mechanism to carry the storage member placed thereon in the horizontal direction to a storage location of the storage rack; and a pair of walls, provided so as to be opposed to the side faces of the storage member, respectively, having a pair of second rail members, extending in the horizontal direction, provided on side faces thereof opposed to the pair of first rail members, respectively, in a state where the storage member is stored in the storage rack, the storage member being guided to the storage rack with the pair of first rail members being supported by the pair of second rail members, when the carrying mechanism is moved in the horizontal direction toward the storage rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Kobayashi, Mikio Houjou
  • Publication number: 20160128561
    Abstract: An optical tomography device is an optical tomography device that includes a first light source; and an optical device configured to guide first light from the first light source to a measurement target eye and detect interference light obtained from reflected light from the measurement target eye. The optical tomography device further includes: a second light source configured to emit aiming light indicative of a position to which the first light is applied; and an optical probe having an opening at a distal end and configured capable of being inserted in an eyeball. The optical probe applies the first light, into the measurement target eye through the opening, guides the reflected light to the optical device, and applies, through the opening, the aiming light to the position to which the first light is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroko TERASAKI, Masahiko KOBAYASHI, Junpei NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20160010048
    Abstract: A culture apparatus is provided which can suppress condensation on walls of a culture space and the like to suppress adverse effects on a culture material. In the culture apparatus having a culture space formed in a heat insulating box main body, a humidification water reservoir for humidifying the culture space and a heat transfer condensation member penetrating the heat insulating box main body are provided. One end of the heat transfer condensation member is disposed inside the culture space, while the other end is disposed outside the heat insulating box main body. The heat transfer condensation member is positioned such that a condensation portion disposed inside the culture space is inclined downward to the one end, and the one end leads condensed water condensed on the surface of the condensation portion into the humidification water reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi TOKUMARU, Masahiko KOBAYASHI