Masahiro Yamamoto 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).
Abstract: A parallel link robot includes a plurality of drive units and link units each driven by the corresponding drive unit. Each of the drive units includes a motor, a transmission mechanism that transmits the rotation of the motor to the link unit, and a housing that holds the motor. The housing includes a first connection portion, a second connection portion, and an opening through which the link unit extends. The first connection portion of one of the drive units and the second connection portion of another of the drive units are connected to each other, while the second connection portion of the one of the drive units and the first connection portion of another of the drive units are connected to each other.
Abstract: A display processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquisition unit, a setting unit, and a change unit. The acquisition unit acquires notification information. The setting unit sets, for each of a plurality of display screens, notification information to be displayed on a corresponding display screen based on a priority of the notification information. The change unit changes, when changing notification information of one of the plurality of display screens based on a user's operation on a display screen set by the setting unit, notification information to be displayed on another of the plurality of display screens based on a change in the notification information on the one display screen.
Abstract: A tractor includes an engine that is mounted on a vehicle body frame, a hood that houses the engine and is configured to pivot about a front pivot in a top-bottom direction between a closed position at which the hood covers the engine, and an open position at which the hood exposes the engine, a mounting rubber that is provided between the engine and the vehicle body frame to support the engine in an anti-vibration manner, and a hood stay that supports the hood such that the hood is pivotable up/down about the front pivot. The hood stay includes an abutting-target portion against which the engine can abut from a rear side, to prevent the engine from swinging forward in a front-rear direction of the vehicle body.
Abstract: A method of forming a boron-based film includes forming the boron-based film mainly containing boron on a substrate by plasma CVD using plasma of a processing gas including a boron-containing gas; and controlling film stress of the formed boron-based film by adjusting a process parameter.
Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a carrier holding unit which holds a carrier that contains substrates, a plurality of processing units, each of which processes a substrate, a substrate transfer unit which transfers substrates between the carrier and the processing units, and a controller. The controller classifies the plurality of processing units into a plurality of groups and is programmed, when determining a processing unit that is to process a substrate, to select one of the plurality of groups, to select one processing unit belonging to the selected group, and to control the substrate transfer unit to carry a substrate into the selected processing unit.
Abstract: Provided is a plating solution for a threaded connection used for forming a plating film excellent in galling resistance, crevice corrosion resistance, and exposure corrosion resistance. The plating solution contains no cyanide, but contains copper pyrophosphate, tin pyrophosphate, zinc pyrophosphate, pyrophosphate as a metal complexing agent, and a sulfur-containing compound of 40 g/L or less (excluding 0). The sulfur-containing compound includes: a mercapto compound and a sulfide compound defined by Chemical Formula (1); a dimer formed through a disulfide bond of the mercapto compounds; and one or more types of salts thereof: RS—(CHX1)m—(CHX2)n—CHX3X4??(1), where each of m and n is an integer of 1 or 0; each of X1, X2, X3 and X4 is any one of hydrogen, OH, NH2, SO3H, and CO2H, but excluding that X1, X2, X3, and X4 are all hydrogen; and R is any one of hydrogen, a methyl group, and an ethyl group.
May 15, 2015
Date of Patent:
August 6, 2019
NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION, VALLOUREC OIL AND GAS FRANCE
Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion material includes: a base material that is a semiconductor; and an additive element that differs from an element constituting the base material. An additional band formed of the additive element is present within a forbidden band of the base material. A density of states of the additional band has a ratio of greater than or equal to 0.1 relative to a maximum value of a density of states of a valence band adjacent to the forbidden band of the base material.
August 29, 2017
July 11, 2019
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Toyota School Foundation
Abstract: An information processing apparatus which manages a file which holds information including a plurality of items, includes a processor, the processor configured to: search for a file satisfying a requested search condition based on item information obtained by associating the items and the number of files including the items, and file information indicating whether or not each of the files includes each item, and upon receipt of a deletion request of a file, update the number of files of items included in the file of a deletion target in the item information, and, when the number of files becomes 0, deletes an item whose number of files becomes 0 and the number of files including the item from the item information.
Abstract: A particulate matter detection sensor has an element part for detecting an amount of PM contained in exhaust gas emitted from an internal combustion engine. A deposition part and at least a pair of detection electrodes are formed on an end surface of the element part. Some of particles of PM is deposited on the deposition part. The pair of detection electrodes are arranged on the deposition part. The particulate matter detection sensor changes its output electrical signal according to variation of electrical properties between the pair of the detection electrodes due to deposition of PM on the deposition part. A concave collection part is formed on the deposition part. The concave collection part has a concaved shape when viewed from the edge surface of the element part.
Abstract: There is disclosed a polishing cleaning mechanism configured to be in contact with a rear surface of a substrate which is held in a substrate holding unit for holding the rear surface of the substrate and perform a polishing process and a cleaning process on the rear surface of the substrate, including a cleaning member configured to clean the rear surface of the substrate, a polishing member configured to polish the rear surface of the substrate, and a support member configured to support the polishing member and the cleaning member to face the rear surface of the substrate held in the substrate holding unit, wherein a surface of the polishing member facing the substrate and a surface of the cleaning member facing the substrate differ in relative height from each other.
Abstract: A nobiletin composition having high water solubility and a method for easily producing the same are provided. A method for producing a solid dispersion comprising nobiletin, comprising the step of mixing nobiletin or a nobiletin-containing product with a water-soluble hesperidin derivative, and then melting the mixture by heating; and the step of solidifying the melted product by cooling. A nobiletin-containing composition produced by the method.
Abstract: This supporting structure for an underrun protector includes a stay body that connects a beam and a frame to each other; a stay reinforcing body that reinforces the stay body from an outside in a vehicle width direction; and a gusset provided between the stay reinforcing body and the beam. A stay body web face of the stay body is provided with an opening part. A pair of wall face parts provided to extend outward in the vehicle width direction from both ends of the opening part in a vehicle forward-rearward direction is provided so as to face each other. Each of the wall face parts is provided at a height corresponding to an installation position of the gusset and abuts against an inner surface of the stay reinforcing body in the vehicle width direction.
August 24, 2017
June 20, 2019
NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
Abstract: To determine the state of a subject person with a simple structure, an image determining device includes: an imaging unit that captures an image from a first direction, the image including the subject person; a first detector that detects size information from the image, the size information being about the subject person in the first direction; a second detector that detects position-related information, the position-related information being different from the information detected by the first detector; and a determining unit that determines the state of the subject person, based on a result of the detection performed by the first detector and a result of the detection performed by the second detector.
Abstract: A seamless steel pipe is provided that has a chemical composition which consists of, by mass %, C: 0.10 to 0.20%, Si: 0.05 to 1.0%, Mn: 0.05 to 1.2%, P?0.025%, S?0.005%, Cu?0.20%, N?0.007%, Ni: 0.20 to 0.50%, Cr: 0.30% or more and less than 0.50%, Mo: 0.30 to 0.50%, Nb: 0.01 to 0.05%, Al: 0.001 to 0.10%, B: 0.0005 to 0.0020%, Ti: 0.003 to 0.050%, V: 0.01 to 0.20%, a total of any one or more elements among Ca, Mg and REM: 0 to 0.025%, and the balance: Fe and impurities, and for which Pcm (=C+(Si/30)+(Mn/20)+(Cu/20)+(Ni/60)+(Cr/20)+(Mo/15)+(V/10)+5B)?0.30. The steel micro-structure includes, in area %, tempered martensite ?90%. The tensile strength is 980 MPa or more, and a Charpy impact value at ?40° C. using a 2 mm V-notch test specimen is 75 J/cm2 or more.
Abstract: An observation apparatus includes an imager, a light source unit, an image processor and a light intensity adjusting section. The imager includes types of elements which generate a first signal when the elements receive light included in a sensitivity region. The light source unit includes light sources to emit narrow spectrum light, wavelengths of the light being different from one another and being set so that at least one of the wavelengths is included in each of the sensitivity regions. The image processor generates display data indicating a color image on the basis of the image data. The light intensity adjusting section separately adjusts respective light intensity of the light sources.
Abstract: An inverter device uses an inverter to convert DC voltage supplied from a rectifying component to AC voltage and applies the AC voltage to an inductive load. The inverter device includes a shunt resistor provided on a direct-current link interconnecting the rectifying component and the inverter, a first terminal passing current to the shunt resistor, a second terminal to which the current from the shunt resistor flows, and a printed board having a conductive pattern with first and second conductive pattern components joining the shunt resistor and the first and second terminals, respectively. The first conductive pattern component includes a first central region connecting right and left side ends of the shunt resistor to right and left side ends of the first terminal, and first right and left side protruding regions. A ratio of areas of the first left and right side protruding regions is 0.6 to 1.6.
Abstract: Provided are: a method for producing a mycrosporine-like amino acid (MAA) that includes a step in which microbes are cultivated that produce MAA on the outside of bacterial cells, a step in which the bacterial cells and extracellular culture fluid are separated, and a step in which the MAA is recovered from the extracellular culture fluid; an MAA indicated by formula (1), an MAA produced using this method, or an ultraviolet-absorbing composition including the MAA indicated by formula (1); and a composition including the MAA produced using this method or the MAA indicated by formula (1), for preventing at least one symptom or disease selected from a group comprising acute skin reactions, aging of the skin, and skin cancer.
May 12, 2015
Date of Patent:
June 4, 2019
THE KITASATO INSTITUTE, NAGASE & CO., LTD.
Haruo Ikeda, Shogo Yamamoto, Jun Matsumoto, Masahiro Sota
Abstract: A switching circuit apparatus includes: a first capacitance provided between a first port terminal and a the first terminal of a switching circuit unit, a second capacitance provided between the first terminal and a conductor part, and a first inductance provided between a second port terminal and a second terminal of the switching circuit unit. The switching circuit apparatus is provided with: a first capacitor connected between the first port terminal and the second port terminal, and a second inductor connected between the second terminal and the conductor part. The second inductor has such an inductance that a ratio of the inductance of the second inductor to the first inductance is equal to a ratio of the first capacitance to the second capacitance.
Abstract: In a data processing apparatus, image data are calculated based on photon counts of an X-ray beam transmitted through an object. Based on the image data, X-ray attenuation information is calculated. The attenuation information includes i) inherent information inherently depending on a type or a property of the object, the inherent information being indicated by a quantity of a vector in an n-dimensional coordinate whose dimension is equal in number to the n-piece energy ranges; and ii) associated information being associated with the inherent information and depending on a length of a path along which the X-ray beam passes though the object. From the attenuation information, only the inherent information is produced which is independent of the associated information. Scattering points corresponding to the inherent information are calculated to be mapped in the n-dimensional coordinate or in a coordinate whose dimension is less than the n-dimensional coordinate.
Abstract: A printer includes: a housing; a paper delivery table on which paper sheets delivered from an inside of the housing are stacked; a suction fan that sucks a gas that cools down the inside of the housing from an outside of the housing; and a first suction port that is a suction port through which a gas is sucked from the outside of the housing by the suction fan and through which a gas below a paper sheet that is delivered from the inside of the housing is sucked.