Patents by Inventor Masahiro Inoue

Masahiro Inoue 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: 11148697
    Abstract: An automatic guided vehicle according to one aspect of the present invention moves a trolley including a trolley body, wheels attached to the trolley body, and a section to be connected which is provided on the lower surface of the trolley body. The automatic guided vehicle is provided with: a vehicle body; drive wheels attached to the vehicle body; and a connection mechanism which is connected to the trolley, wherein the connection mechanism includes a connecting section disposed on an upper side of the upper surface of the vehicle body so as to be movable horizontally in a first direction, and includes a drive apparatus which moves the connecting section in the first direction and connects the connecting section to the section to be connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC-SHIMPO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Akamatsu, Hiroki Akamatsu, Norio Deguchi, Syunta Sato, Hitoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11146096
    Abstract: The disclosure reduces the occurrence of an inrush current upon electrical connection of a storage cell, allowing immediate use. A power supply apparatus is configured to convert DC power from a solar cell and a storage cell into AC power and includes: a first capacitor disposed between the solar cell and the storage cell; and a controller configured to charge the first capacitor with power from the solar cell or a power grid and, after a first voltage of the first capacitor exceeds a second voltage of the storage cell, to electrically connect the storage cell with the first capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Inoue, Masahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 11143518
    Abstract: To estimate a more useful destination for users. A destination estimation apparatus 1 comprises a travel route history registration unit 13 storing a positional information history as a history of positional information of a user, a positional information acquisition unit 10 acquiring the positional information of the user, and a destination estimation unit 15 estimating a destination of the user by taking a location indicated by the acquired positional information as a start point based on the stored positional information history. The destination estimation unit 15 calculates a reaching level as a degree the user is reaching the estimated destination based on the stored positional information history, and re-estimates a new destination by taking the estimated destination as a start point when the calculated reaching level is equal to or more than a prescribed threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Naoharu Yamada, Masahiro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20210308871
    Abstract: In order to respond flexibly to various processing modes, such as forming curved surface shapes, when cutting a workpiece using a wire saw, this wire saw device (1) is provided with: a single robot arm (2) that is capable of moving freely by means of multi-axis control; a wire saw unit (3) that is detachably connected to the robot arm (2) via a tool changer (7); a wire (8) that spans a plurality of pulleys supported within the wire saw unit (3); and a workpiece cutting zone (20) that is established between the pulleys. The workpiece is cut to a prescribed shape by moving the robot arm (2) in a preset direction while running the wire (8) of the wire saw unit (3) and pressing the wire (8) against the supported workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto MASUDA, Hiroyuki KITA, Masahiro MORITA, Tatsuya KOMEDA, Takaaki YOSHIMURA, Hisashi YOSHIDA, Atsunori TAKEDA, Yuichi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20210305530
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting element with high external quantum efficiency, or a light-emitting element with a long lifetime. The light-emitting element includes, between a pair of electrodes, a light-emitting layer including a guest material and a host material, in which an emission spectrum of the host material overlaps with an absorption spectrum of the guest material, and phosphorescence is emitted by conversion of an excitation energy of the host material into an excitation energy of the guest material. By using the overlap between the emission spectrum of the host material and the absorption spectrum of the guest material, the energy smoothly transfers from the host material to the guest material, so that the energy transfer efficiency of the light-emitting element is high. Accordingly, a light-emitting element with high external quantum efficiency can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoko SHITAGAKI, Satoshi SEO, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Hideko INOUE, Masahiro TAKAHASHI, Kunihiko SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11130010
    Abstract: An injection head is configured to discharge a liquefied fire-extinguishing agent. The injection head includes an injection head body configured to be connected to piping for supplying the liquefied fire-extinguishing agent; an orifice plate positioned in the injection head body, the orifice plate including orifices defined therein; a block-shaped porous member positioned at an outlet of the orifice plate; and a deflector positioned across from the block-shaped porous member such that a discharging clearance for the liquefied fire-extinguishing agent is defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: KOATSU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Inoue, Masahiro Yabushita, Mitsunori Kamo
  • Patent number: 11133191
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Tatsuya Shimoda, Kazuhiro Fukada, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Nobutaka Fujimoto, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210285776
    Abstract: To estimate a more useful destination for users. A destination estimation apparatus 1 comprises a travel route history registration unit 13 storing a positional information history as a history of positional information of a user, a positional information acquisition unit 10 acquiring the positional information of the user, and a destination estimation unit 15 estimating a destination of the user by taking a location indicated by the acquired positional information as a start point based on the stored positional information history. The destination estimation unit 15 calculates a reaching level as a degree the user is reaching the estimated destination based on the stored positional information history, and re-estimates a new destination by taking the estimated destination as a start point when the calculated reaching level is equal to or more than a prescribed threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Naoharu YAMADA, Masahiro INOUE
  • Patent number: 11114318
    Abstract: Provided is an assembling apparatus for a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus. The assembling apparatus includes: a body; lift attached to the body and configured to move a reaction tube having an opening at a lower end portion thereof vertically, thereby allowing a gas supply pipe to be installed inside the reaction tube through the opening while the reaction tube is held by the lift; gas supply source configured to supply a gas into the reaction tube through the gas supply pipe while the reaction tube is held by the lift; and an exhaust mechanism including a pump configured to exhaust an inside of the reaction tube through the opening, thereby performing a leakage test of the reaction tube while the reaction tube is held by the lift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hisashi Inoue, Masahiro Kobayashi, Michihiro Takahashi, Tamotsu Hatakeyama, Harunari Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Yoshihisa Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20210270966
    Abstract: An object detecting device is configured of a laser beam generating unit that generates a laser beam, a light receiving unit that outputs a received light signal based on a laser beam reflected from a detection target object, a distance calculating unit that calculates a distance to the detection target object based on a time required from an emission of the laser beam until a reception of the received light signal, and a wave height value calculating unit that obtains an approximate straight line based on inclinations of a rise and a fall of a waveform of the received light signal at a set threshold, and calculates a wave height value of the received light signal based on the approximate straight line, wherein information regarding the detection target object is collected based on the wave height value, in addition to the distance being calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Inoue, Masahiro Kawai, Shohei Tsukamoto, Masaharu Imaki
  • Publication number: 20210233785
    Abstract: A holding device includes a ceramic member and a base member joined together via a joining portion. When a second direction is perpendicular to a first direction and a third direction is perpendicular to the first and second directions, the joining portion includes a first joining part which extends through the joining portion in the second direction, as viewed in the first direction, and whose thickness in the first direction is uniform in an arbitrary cross section perpendicular to the second direction and in an arbitrary cross section perpendicular to the third direction, and at least one second joining part which is located between the first joining part and one end of the joining portion in the third direction and whose thickness in the first direction increases from the first joining part side toward the end of the joining portion in an arbitrary cross section perpendicular to the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto KURIBAYASHI, Masahiro INOUE, Toshimasa SAKAKIBARA
  • Patent number: 11076484
    Abstract: A circuit module (100) includes a substrate (10) having a plurality of internal conductors (2), a first electronic component disposed on one principal surface (S1) of the substrate (10), a first resin layer (40) provided on the one principal surface (S1) and sealing the first electronic component, a plurality of outer electrodes (B1) provided on the other principal surface (S2) of the substrate (10) and including a ground electrode, a conductor film (50) at least provided on an outer surface of the first resin layer (40) and a side surface (S3) of the substrate (10) and connected to the ground electrode via at least one of the plurality of internal conductors (2), and a resin film (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Nomura, Masahiro Inoue, Tetsuya Oda, Hideki Shinkai, Toru Koidesawa
  • Publication number: 20210183622
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium reduces the power level of a reflected wave from a load coupled to a radio-frequency power supply. A plasma processing apparatus includes a chamber, a substrate support, a radio-frequency power supply, a bias power supply, and a controller. The bias power supply periodically applies a pulsed negative voltage to the substrate support. The controller controls the radio-frequency power supply to provide radio-frequency power with a changed frequency within a period in which the pulsed negative voltage is applied from the bias power supply to the substrate support, to reduce a power level of a reflected wave from a load that is coupled to the radio-frequency power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Chishio KOSHIMIZU, Gen TAMAMUSHI, Masahiro INOUE
  • Publication number: 20210183679
    Abstract: A holding device manufacturing method includes a step of preparing a first joined body which includes a pre-machining ceramic member having a first surface and a fifth surface located opposite the first surface and approximately parallel to the first surface, a base member, and a joining portion disposed between the first surface of the pre-machining ceramic member and a third surface of the base member and joining the pre-machining ceramic member and the base member together. The thickness of the joining portion of the first joined body in a first direction, in which the first surface and the third surface face each other via the joining portion, increases from one end side toward the other end side of the joining portion in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The method includes a step of machining the fifth surface of the pre-machining ceramic member in the first joined body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto KURIBAYASHI, Masahiro INOUE, Toshimasa SAKAKIBARA
  • Patent number: 10934929
    Abstract: A wastegate is provided in an exhaust bypass passage that allows exhaust gas to bypass a turbine wheel of an exhaust turbine-type forced-induction device. A required boost pressure is set in accordance with a running state of an engine. A controller is configured to control a drive force of the wastegate to a magnitude that achieves the required boost pressure when the required boost pressure is higher than a preset pressure, and control the drive force to a magnitude that achieves a higher boost pressure than the required boost pressure when the required boost pressure is less than or equal to the preset pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Yoshizaki, Masahiro Inoue, Koji Honda
  • Patent number: 10895198
    Abstract: A wastegate is provided in an exhaust bypass passage that allows exhaust gas to bypass a turbine wheel of an exhaust turbine-type forced-induction device. A required boost pressure is set in accordance with a running state of an engine. A controller is configured to control a drive force of the wastegate to a magnitude that achieves the required boost pressure when the required boost pressure is higher than a preset pressure, and control the drive force to a magnitude that achieves a higher boost pressure than the required boost pressure when the required boost pressure is less than or equal to the preset pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Yoshizaki, Masahiro Inoue, Koji Honda
  • Patent number: 10868409
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spark plug in which a first electrode has a tip joined to an electrode base through a fusion zone. In a cross section of the first electrode taken along a center axis, an interface of the fusion zone and a tip includes a first region, a second region and a base point present on at least one side of the cross section. The base point is a point connection of the first and second regions and is located farthest away from the imaginary straight line in the direction parallel to the center axis. The base point is positioned so as to satisfy a condition of 0.1?X/W?0.4 where W is a length of the interface in a direction perpendicular to the center axis; and X is a distance between the base point and the center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouki Yagi, Masahiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10851730
    Abstract: An anomaly determination device executes a first anomaly determination process and a second anomaly determination process. The anomaly determination device determines in the first anomaly determination process that an anomaly is present in a link mechanism when a fully-closed-time detection value is outside a closed-side normal range and when a fully-open-time detection value is outside an open-side normal range. The anomaly determination device determines in the second anomaly determination process that an anomaly is present in the link mechanism if the difference between the fully-closed-time detection value and the fully-open-time detection value is outside a normal distance range set in advance when it is not determined in the first anomaly determination process that an anomaly is present in the link mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Matsumoto, Satoshi Yoshizaki, Masahiro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200345029
    Abstract: Provided are an oiliness/fattiness enhancer for foods in which oiliness/fattiness of a food can be enhanced, and a food in which oiliness/fattiness has been enhanced. Provided is an oiliness/fattiness enhancer for foods characterized by containing, as an active component, an oxidized oil/fat having a peroxide value of 20 or more to 400 or less and including milk fat in an amount of 10% by mass or more to 100% by mass or less. The oiliness/fattiness enhancer for foods preferably contains the oxidized oil/fat in an amount of 0.001% by mass or more to 100% by mass or less, preferably has anhydrous milk fat as the milk fat, preferably includes a pulverulent oil/fat containing the oxidized oil/fat and an excipient, and is preferably applied to a food having an oil/fat content of 0.1% by mass or more to 70% by mass or more. The food is preferably any one food selected from the group consisting of a dressing, a roux, and a soup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Misaki TSUJI, Takahiro TOKUCHI, Satoshi KONISHI, Sanshiro SAITO, Masahiro INOUE
  • Patent number: 10778882
    Abstract: A focusing adjustment unit changes a relative positions of an optical system and an element of a camera the imaging direction of which faces a predetermined target shooting position from a first side to a second side in an imaging direction. Each time the focusing adjustment unit changes the relative position of the optical system and the element, an evaluation unit calculates an evaluation score monotonically increasing relative to a standard deviation in an adjustment range of an image captured by the camera, the adjustment range being such that an adjustment member a pattern of a plurality of colors provided at the target shooting position comes out. A focusing position determination unit determines a focusing position of the camera based on a change of the evaluation score calculated by the evaluation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Inoue, Yohei Kojima