Patents by Inventor Masahiro Shimizu

Masahiro Shimizu 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: 20220000398
    Abstract: A sensor insertion device comprises a lower case and an upper case. A base holder and a needle holder are disposed in the lower case. A needle holder raising mechanism is disposed above the needle holder. A sensor base having a sensor unit is held by the base holder. When the upper case is pushed down, the base holder and the needle holder move toward an opening on the lower surface side of the lower case, and the needle holder is raised by the needle holder raising mechanism. A protrusion that holds the upper case on the lower case is provided to the upper case in a state in which the upper case has been pushed down until the opening on the lower surface side comes into contact with the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Ryuji SHIMIZU, Fumiya MATSUBARA, Masahiro KOUGE, Akira NISHIO, Seiji ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20220002389
    Abstract: The present inventors have conducted intensive studies on an antibody which controls HIV in an administration group with a high probability over a long period of time with one or several times of single-agent administration. As a result, the present inventors have surprisingly found that, when an SW-1C10 antibody, which is obtained by producing an antibody gene reported as 1C10 in silkworms, is singly administered only a few times, the viral load in the blood is suppressed to the detection limit or lower at an early stage in all of individuals to which the antibody has been administered, and moreover, the viral RNA load in the blood is maintained at the detection limit or lower for a long time of 12 weeks. Also, the yield of the antibody in silkworms is approximately several hundreds ?g per cocoon, or several ?g per 1 mg of cocoon, and studies to increase the productivity more than this level have not been conducted heretofore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Masahiro TOMITA, Mamoru SHIMIZU, Shuzo MATSUSHITA, Takeo KUWATA, Masahiro MICHISHITA, Yasuhiro YASUTOMI, Tomotaka OKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210408096
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes pixels having adjacent first and second pixels. The pixels each include, in a semiconductor layer of a substrate, a photoelectric conversion portion that generates charges, a charge holding portion that holds the charges, and a floating diffusion layer that converts the charges into a voltage. At least parts of the charge holding portion in the first pixel and the floating diffusion layer in the second pixel, parts of the charge holding portion in the first pixel and the charge holding portion in the second pixel, and/or parts of the floating diffusion layer in the first pixel and the floating diffusion layer in the second pixel overlap each other without physically touching each other in a depth direction of the substrate in a state where a region for separating the at least parts of the charge holding portions and the floating diffusion layers is provided therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Shinichiro Shimizu, Kazutoshi Torashima, Masahiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11162547
    Abstract: A clutch-by-wire system includes a clutch lever body (60) which is operated by an occupant, a knocker (70) which engages with the clutch lever body (60) and rotates around a rotation axis (O), a reactive force generation device (130) which engages with the knocker (70) and generates an operation reactive force on the clutch lever body (60), and a rotation sensor (160) which detects a rotation angle of the knocker (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Shimizu, Kuniaki Wakamatsu, Yoshinobu Shiomi
  • Publication number: 20210309317
    Abstract: A reactive force generation device (130) of clutch-by-wire system is a reactive force generation device which generates a reactive force on a clutch lever (51), and includes a piston structure in which an air bleeding hole (139) is provided, and a contact member (133) which is in contact with the clutch lever (51) and in which the air bleeding hole 139 is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro Shimizu, Kuniaki Wakamatsu, Yoshinobu Shiomi, Akira Tokito, Go Morita, Junya Ono
  • Publication number: 20210191448
    Abstract: A clutch lever device (50) includes a clutch lever (60) rotatably provided and operated by a user, an elastic deformation portion (81) which is a generation source of an operation reaction force of the clutch lever (60), and a rotary body (91) which is configured to rotate around a first axis (O) in accordance with rotation of the clutch lever (60) and elastically deform the elastic deformation portion (81). The rotary body (91) is configured to change an elastic deformation amount of the elastic deformation portion (81) per unit rotation angle of the clutch lever (60) in accordance with a rotation angle from a pre-operation position of the clutch lever (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro Shimizu, Yoshinobu Shiomi, Go Morita
  • Publication number: 20210148419
    Abstract: A clutch-by-wire system includes a clutch lever body (60) which is operated by an occupant, a knocker (70) which engages with the clutch lever body (60) and rotates around a rotation axis (O), a reactive force generation device (130) which engages with the knocker (70) and generates an operation reactive force on the clutch lever body (60), and a rotation sensor (160) which detects a rotation angle of the knocker (70).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro Shimizu, Kuniaki Wakamatsu, Yoshinobu Shiomi
  • Publication number: 20210026205
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device includes a step (A) of preparing an active matrix substrate, a step (B) of preparing a counter substrate, and a step (C) of producing a liquid crystal display panel using the prepared active matrix substrate and counter substrate. The step (C) includes a step (C1) of bonding the active matrix substrate with the counter substrate with a predetermined gap interposed therebetween and a step (C2) of forming a liquid crystal layer before or after the step (C1). An alignment film is an alignment film having a specific resistance of 1×1014 ?·cm or greater when a backlight is illuminated. The step (C) further includes, after the steps (C1) and (C2), a step (C3) of irradiating the active matrix substrate, the liquid crystal layer, and the counter substrate with ultraviolet light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: KEI SHINADA, TAICHI SASAKI, MASAHIRO SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200294486
    Abstract: A voice synthesis method includes: supplying a first trained model with control data including phonetic identifier data to generate a series of frequency spectra of harmonic components; supplying a second trained model with the control data to generate a waveform signal representative of non-harmonic components; and generating a voice signal including the harmonic components and the non-harmonic components based on the series of frequency spectra of the harmonic components generated by the first trained model and the waveform signal representative of the non-harmonic components generated by the second trained model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ryunosuke DAIDO, Masahiro SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10771882
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to a user interface for an earbud device. In some implementations, a method includes detecting contact of a finger of a user on a touch user interface of an earbud device. The method further includes determining a contact pattern based on movement of the finger on the touch user interface. The method further includes mapping the contact pattern to a predetermined command. The method further includes executing the predetermined command based on the mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Estrada, Masahiko Seki, Haruhiko Kaneko, Hidetoshi Kurihara, Masahiro Shimizu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10661859
    Abstract: A lever apparatus includes a lever operated by a user, a biasing member that is a source of an operation reaction force of the lever, and a linkage mechanism configured to link the lever and the biasing member. The linkage mechanism includes a lever-side rotating body pivoted according to pivoting of the lever, and a biasing member-side rotating body engaged with lever-side rotating body and installed closer to the biasing member than the lever-side rotating body. The linkage mechanism varies a ratio of a variation of a rotation angle of the biasing member-side rotating body to a variation of a rotation angle of the lever-side rotating body according to an operation amount of the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190373356
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to a user interface for an earbud device. In some implementations, a method includes detecting contact of a finger of a user on a touch user interface of an earbud device. The method further includes determining a contact pattern based on movement of the finger on the touch user interface. The method further includes mapping the contact pattern to a predetermined command. The method further includes executing the predetermined command based on the mapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Estrada, Masahiko Seki, Haruhiko Kaneko, Hidetoshi Kurihara, Masahiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10470231
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is disclosed comprising a control circuitry configured to control communication with another information processing apparatus using a first communication mode, control communication with the another information processing apparatus using a second communication mode, establish a first connection with the another information processing apparatus using the first communication mode and prompt the another processing apparatus to execute a process through the first connection after establishing the first connection with the another information processing apparatus but prior to completing, through the first connection, a second connection with the another information processing apparatus using the second communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsunori Nakayama, Yusuke Fujimoto, Masahiro Shimizu, Masahiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190302539
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes an active matrix substrate, a counter substrate, and a liquid crystal layer. The active matrix substrate includes an alignment film defining an initial alignment azimuth, and a first electrode and a second electrode to generate a fringing field. The counter substrate includes a transparent substrate and a third electrode provided on a side of the transparent substrate closer to the liquid crystal layer. The first electrode is a pixel electrode, and the second electrode is a common electrode. A DC voltage Vd is applied to the third electrode, the DC voltage Vd being different from a common voltage Vcom which is applied to the common electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: KEI SHINADA, TOMOHISA MATSUSHITA, MASAHIRO SHIMIZU, TETSUO FUKAYA, TAICHI SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190202527
    Abstract: A lever apparatus includes a lever operated by a user, a biasing member that is a source of an operation reaction force of the lever, and a linkage mechanism configured to link the lever and the biasing member. The linkage mechanism includes a lever-side rotating body pivoted according to pivoting of the lever, and a biasing member-side rotating body engaged with lever-side rotating body and installed closer to the biasing member than the lever-side rotating body. The linkage mechanism varies a ratio of a variation of a rotation angle of the biasing member-side rotating body to a variation of a rotation angle of the lever-side rotating body according to an operation amount of the lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: Masahiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10180392
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plasma treatment detection indicator including a color-changing layer that changes color by plasma treatment, exhibiting excellent heat resistance, with the gasification of the color-changing layer or the scattering of the fine debris of the color-changing layer caused by the plasma treatment being suppressed to such a degree as to not affect the electronic device properties. Specifically, the present invention provides a plasma treatment detection indicator including a color-changing layer that changes color by plasma treatment, the color-changing layer containing at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of Mo, W, Sn, V, Ce, Te, and Bi in the form of a simple substance and/or an inorganic compound containing at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of Mo, W, Sn, V, Ce, Te, and Bi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAKURA COLOR PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Yamakawa, Kazuhiro Uneyama, Keita Hishikawa, Masayuki Nishi, Masahiro Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20180310248
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an imaging device; and an information processing device that receives a first communication from the imaging device, makes a condition determination, and, in a case where the imaging device satisfies a predetermined condition, sends a second communication to the imaging device, wherein the second communication includes at least a power ON request data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakayama, Masahiro Shimizu, Yusuke Fujimoto, Masahiro Watanabe, Tetsunori Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20180292873
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that are capable of improving the convenience of the communication connection to an external apparatus. [Solution] An information processing apparatus including: a control unit configured to detect an external apparatus in a wireless communication scheme, and perform control such that power ON request data is transmitted to the external apparatus in accordance with a detection result within a certain time from a detection processing start for the external apparatus, the power ON request data requesting the external apparatus to be powered on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Shimizu, Daisuke Nakayama, Yusuke Fujimoto, Masahiro Watanabe, Tetsunori Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9941284
    Abstract: A semiconductor device aims to prevent a leak current from flowing between a well and a corner of an active region formed on an upper surface of another well in an SRAM. In a memory cell of the SRAM, a load MOSFET is formed. An end of an active region extending in y-direction is arranged to gradually go away from a p-well as it goes from a gate electrode G2 side to a gate electrode G4 side in such a manner that a distance in x-direction between the end of the active region and the p-well is larger than a shortest distance in the x-direction between the p-well and the active region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kawai, Masahiro Shimizu