Patents by Inventor Masahiro Fujimoto

Masahiro Fujimoto 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: 20210108008
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer of the invention which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer. The surfactant includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2a—CO—R3a-Aa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-Ab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Satoru YONEDA, Manabu FUJISAWA, Kazuya ASANO, Takahiro KITAHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Shinnosuke NITTA, Marina NAKANO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Yoshinori NANBA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Yuuji TANAKA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Hiroyuki SATO
  • Publication number: 20210093194
    Abstract: The ophthalmic optical system is configured to apply an angular scanning light ray to an eye. M=|?out/?in| is defined, where ?in represents an angle between an incident light ray to the ophthalmic optical system and an optical axis of the ophthalmic optical system, and ?out represents an angle between an exiting light ray exiting from the ophthalmic optical system toward the eye and the optical axis. The ophthalmic optical system satisfies a conditional expression Mpar<Mmax, where Mpar represents M in a case that the incident light ray is a paraxial ray, Mmax represents M in a case that the incident light ray is a ray of a maximum angle of win.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicants: NIKON CORPORATION, OPTOS PLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo MUYO, Alistair GORMAN, David M. WILLIAMSON, Makoto FUJIMOTO, Yasufumi NISHI, Azuna NONAKA, Katsuya WATANABE, Miwako YOSHIDA, Kyoya TOKUNAGA, Masahiro MIZUTA
  • Publication number: 20210095054
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer, which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer, wherein the surfactant is a carboxylic acid type hydrocarbon-containing surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Taketo KATO, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Yoshinori NANBA, Kengo ITO, Masahiro HIGASHI, Satoru YONEDA, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Moe HOSOKAWA, Marina NAKANO, Yuuji TANAKA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Hiroyuki SATO
  • Patent number: 10965990
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Publication number: 20210032381
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer, the surfactant being represented by the general formula (1): CR1R2R4—CR3R5—X-A, wherein R1 to R5 are each H or a monovalent substituent, with the proviso that at least one of R1 and R3 represents a group represented by the general formula: —Y—R6 and at least one of R2 and R5 represents a group represented by the general formula: —X-A or a group represented by the general formula: —Y—R6; and A is the same or different at each occurrence and is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M. Also disclosed is a surfactant for polymerization represented by the general formula (1), a method for producing a fluoropolymer using the surfactant and a composition including a fluoropolymer and the surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Satoru YONEDA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Moe HOSOKAWA, Marina NAKANO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Yoshinori NANBA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Hiroyuki SATO
  • Publication number: 20200392266
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer, which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a polymer (1), the polymer (1) including a polymerized unit derived from a monomer CX2?CY(—CZ2—O—Rf-A), wherein X is the same or different and is —H or —F; Y is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; Z is the same or different and is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluoroalkyl group; Rf is a C1-C40 fluorine-containing alkylene group or a C—C100 fluorine-containing alkylene group and having an ether bond; and A is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M, wherein M is —H, a metal atom, —NR74, imidazolium optionally having a substituent, pyridinium optionally having a substituent, or phosphonium optionally having a substituent, wherein R7 is H or an organic group, providing that at least one of X, Y, and Z contains a fluorine atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori NANBA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Hiroyuki SATO, Taketo KATO, Kengo ITO, Sumi ISHIHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Satoru YONEDA, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Takahiro TAIRA, Chiaki OKUI, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 10844457
    Abstract: The present invention provides a ferritic stainless steel foil high in stretch-expand formability and further small in anisotropy of deformation with respect to stretch-expand forming even with ultrathin steel foil with a thickness of 60 ?m or less. The ferritic stainless steel foil has a thickness of 5 ?m to 60 ?m, wherein a recrystallization rate of the stainless steel foil is 90% to 100%, and in an orientation distribution function obtained by analysis of a crystalline texture of the stainless steel foil, when a Euler angle ?2 is 45°±10°, at a plane expressed by a Euler angle ? of 53.4°±10°, a maximum peak strength ratio in peak strength ratios shown by orientations corresponding to a Euler angle ?1 is 25 or less, where the Euler angle ?1 is 0 to 90°. The ferritic stainless steel foil may be laminated with a resin film and is useful for producing a battery case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CHEMICAL & MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Unno, Naoya Sawaki, Naoki Fujimoto, Masahiro Fukuda, Tomohiro Uno, Toru Inaguma
  • Patent number: 10811729
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode mix layer, a negative electrode including a negative electrode mix layer, and a nonaqueous electrolyte containing a nonaqueous solvent. A surface of the negative electrode mix layer is provided with grooves. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains 10 volume percent or more of a fluorinated solvent with respect to the volume of the nonaqueous solvent and has a viscosity (25° C.) of 3.50 mPa·s or more as measured with a differential pressure viscometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki Tsuji, Masahiro Shiraga, Manabu Takijiri, Takayuki Shirane, Hiroyuki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10793582
    Abstract: Provided are a novel compound having a superior inhibitory action on KAT-II, a production method thereof, use thereof, and a pharmaceutical composition containing the aforementioned compound and the like. A compound represented by the formula (I) or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof. wherein each symbol is as defined in the DESCRIPTION.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI TANABE PHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Okuyama, Kenji Fukunaga, Kenji Usui, Norimitsu Hayashi, Daisuke Iijima, Hideki Horiuchi, Nobuaki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10786974
    Abstract: The present invention provide a ferritic stainless steel foil having a high thickness precision even with a thickness 60 ?m or less ultrathin stainless steel foil and simultaneously having a plastic deformation ability and good elongation at break, that is, having a good press-formability (deep drawing ability). The present invention is a stainless steel foil having a thickness of 5 ?m to 60 ?m, wherein a recrystallization ratio of said stainless steel foil is 90% to 100%, a surface layer of said stainless steel foil has a nitrogen concentration of 1.0 mass % or less, three or more crystal grains are contained in the thickness direction of said stainless steel foil, an average crystal grain diameter “d” of said crystal grains is 1 ?m to 10 ?m, and, when said thickness is “t” (?m), an area ratio of crystal grains having a crystal grain diameter of t/3 (?m) or more is 20% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CHEMICAL & MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Unno, Naoya Sawaki, Naoki Fujimoto, Masahiro Fukuda, Tomohiro Uno, Toru Inaguma
  • Patent number: 10771851
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Patent number: 10759901
    Abstract: A thermally decomposable binder containing an aliphatic polycarbonate resin containing a constituting unit represented by the formula (1): wherein each of R1, R2 and R3, which may be identical or different, is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having from 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and n is 1 or 2. The thermally decomposable binder and the fine inorganic particle-dispersed paste composition, each containing an aliphatic polycarbonate resin of the present invention can be used in general molded articles, optical materials such as films, fibers, optical fibers, and optical disks, thermally decomposable materials such as ceramic binders, and lost foam casting, medicinal materials such as drug capsules, additives for biodegradable resins, main components for biodegradable resins, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Nakano, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Masahiro Suzuki, Nobutaka Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20200265052
    Abstract: It is possible execute processing large-scale data and improve the processing efficiency while suppressing the complexity of a hardware circuit. A data processing device includes a processor and a FPGA connected to the processor. The processor is configured to acquire a query plan including target identification information identifying data to be processed and a processing detail for the data to be processed, generate, based on the query plan, a plurality of FPGA commands to process a plurality of row group data items constituting the data identified by the target identification information and to be processed, and transmit the FPGA commands to the FPGA. The FPGA is configured to execute processing on the row group data items based on the transmitted FPGA commands and return results of executing the processing to the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Fujikawa, Toshiyuki Aritsuka, Satoru Watanabe, Kazushi Nakagawa, Kazuhisa Fujimoto, Masahiro Arai
  • Patent number: 10726344
    Abstract: A diagnosis support apparatus which supports diagnosis based on information associated with a diagnosis name in advance is provided. In the diagnosis support apparatus, an acquisition unit acquires the diagnosis name set by a user. A providing unit provides negative information for the diagnosis name set by the user based on the information. With the above arrangement, the diagnosis support apparatus selects and presents information influencing the diagnosis name expected by the user, thereby efficiently presenting information required by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masami Kawagishi, Kiyohide Satoh, Yoshio Iizuka, Takeshi Kubo, Masahiro Yakami, Koji Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10666849
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an imaging control device, an imaging control method, and an imaging control system, which can capture an image at a proper timing, while suppressing increase of the cost. [Solution] The imaging control device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires radio wave strength information indicating strength of a received radio wave; and a control unit that performs imaging control on the basis of a change of the radio wave strength information acquired by the acquisition unit. The imaging control system includes: a communication device that includes a communication unit that transmits a radio wave; and an imaging control device that includes an acquisition unit that acquires radio wave strength information indicating a strength of the radio wave received from the communication unit of the communication device, and a control unit that performs imaging control on the basis of a change of the radio wave strength information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Fujimoto, Masahiro Watanabe, Masahiro Shimizu, Tetsunori Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20200095410
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyolefin-based resin composition that has improved resilience while maintaining mechanical strength and stretching properties, as well as a molded article and a polyolefin-based resin film formed from this composition. The polyolefin-based resin composition comprises a polyolefin-based resin, a polyalkylene carbonate resin, and an ionic liquid. The polyolefin-based resin film of the present invention is formed by molding the polyolefin-based resin composition and is stretched at least in a monoaxial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KANAZAWA UNIVERSITY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koh-hei NITTA, Makiko NAKAHARA, Miho MAE, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA, Nobutaka FUJIMOTO, Masahiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200069968
    Abstract: A treatment planning apparatus 501 or a clinical decision support apparatus 701 calculates a dose distribution, calculates the damage to a normal tissue for a plurality of number of times of radiation irradiation based on the calculated dose distribution, and displays at least one or more calculated damages to the normal tissues on display apparatuses 603 and 703 or outputs the same to an outside of the apparatuses 501 and 701. Accordingly, since effects can be calculated for a plurality of number of times of irradiation, the optimum number of time of irradiation can be presented, and an operator and a doctor can be presented with a suitable decision material of a radiation irradiation planning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Keiji KOBASHI, Masahiro MIZUTA, Hiroyuki DATE, Hiroki SHIRATO, Shinichi SHIMIZU, Kikuo UMEGAKI, Shusuke HIRAYAMA, Yusuke FUJII, Toru UMEKAWA, Rintarou FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200027743
    Abstract: The etching mask 80 for screen printing according to one embodiment of the present invention includes aliphatic polycarbonate. Further, the method of producing an oxide layer (the channel 44) according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: an etching-mask forming step of forming a pattern of the etching mask 80 including aliphatic polycarbonate; a contact step of, after the etching-mask forming step, contacting the oxide layer with a solution for dissolving a portion of the oxide layer (the channel 44) which is not protected by the etching mask 80; and a heating step of, after the contact step, heating the oxide layer (the channel 44) and the etching mask 80 to or above a temperature at which the etching mask 80 is decomposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Tatsuya SHIMODA, Kazuhiro FUKADA, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA, Nobutaka FUJIMOTO, Masahiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190385563
    Abstract: In a display device having a display panel including a plurality of scanning lines, a plurality of data lines classified into a plurality of groups, and a plurality of pixel circuits, a scanning line drive circuit that drives the plurality of scanning lines, and a plurality of data line drive circuits, each driving the data lines in each group, the plurality of data line drive circuits apply voltages to the data lines in each group in accordance with a plurality of latch strobe signals that change at timings different from each other. The plurality of latch strobe signals are generated by delaying a base control signal by times different from each other. With this, a display device that suppresses noise imposed on a voltage of the scanning line when a voltage of the data line changes is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: MASAHIRO HIROKANE, HIROKAZU FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10466320
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for radio frequency (RF) coils for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. In one embodiment, a radio frequency coil for a medical imaging device comprises: a first electroconductive section having a first end and an opposing, second end; and a first plurality of notches of the first electroconductive section extending from the first end to the second end across a centerline of the first electroconductive section. In this way, an amount electrical eddy currents produced within the electroconductive surfaces of the RF coil is reduced, thereby decreasing a temperature and vibration of the RF coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Saikat Saha, Masahiro Fujimoto, Micheal Edwards