Patents by Inventor Masaki Miura

Masaki Miura 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: 20200365172
    Abstract: A method includes calculating an activity level of participant in a conference; determining whether to cause a voice output device to perform a speech operation to speak to one of the participants, based on a first level of the entire conference during a first period until a time that is earlier than a current time by a first time, the first level being calculated based on the respective activity levels; and when having determined to cause the voice output device to perform the speech operation, determining a person in the speech operation from among the participants, based on a second level of the entire conference during a second period until a time that is earlier than the current time by a second time longer than the first time, and the respective activity levels of the participants, the second level being calculated based on the respective activity levels of the participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Akihiro Takahashi, MASAKI MIURA, Yohei YAMAGUCHI, Masao Nishijima, SHINGO TOKUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10804457
    Abstract: A magnetoresistive element includes a reference layer having a fixed magnetization direction and including a ferromagnetic material containing Fe or Co, a recording layer having a variable magnetization direction and including a ferromagnetic material, and one non-magnetic layer that is formed between the reference layer and the recording layer and that contains oxygen. One of the reference layer and the recording layer contains Fe. The three layers are arranged so that a magnetization direction of the one of the reference layer and the recording layer becomes perpendicular to a layer surface by an interfacial perpendicular magnetic anisotropy at an interface between the one of the reference layer and the recording layer and the one non-magnetic layer resulting from the one of the reference layer and the recording layer having a predetermined thickness. The one of the reference layer and the recording layer has a bcc structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hideo Ohno, Shoji Ikeda, Fumihiro Matsukura, Masaki Endoh, Shun Kanai, Katsuya Miura, Hiroyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10724223
    Abstract: A urinal capable of suppressing the flow speed differential between the flow speed of flush water flowing into the front side of an ascending pipe and the flow speed of flush water flowing into the back side thereof, and of suppressing the occurrence of stagnation in the flow of flush water, and of suppressing the occurrence of uric scale. The urinal having a discharge trap including a horizontal pipe; a top portion of horizontal pipe is formed by a return flow path-forming portion at the bottom end of the shared wall; and a resistance portion for slowing the flow speed of flush water flowing in the vicinity of this bottom portion is formed at the bottom portion of the horizontal pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Seki, Satoshi Matsunaka, Hironori Yamasaki, Masaki Miura
  • Patent number: 10713828
    Abstract: An image processing device for stitching a plurality of input images together so as to generate a panoramic composite image is provided. An imaging control section sets a guide for photographing a photographing subject from different imaging directions as a guide information for obtaining a plurality of input images suitable for the image composition. A guide display setting section displays a photographing guide image based on the guide information. A user rotates a camera while checking the guide image and captures the plurality of input images from different imaging directions. An image compositing section stitches the plurality of input images together so as to generate a composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Hiraga, Shun Hirai, Takeshi Miura, Ryo Ono
  • Patent number: 10647094
    Abstract: There is provided a thermally conductive composite material obtained by dispersing a thermally conductive filler in a matrix. The thermally conductive filler is a mixture including boron nitride particles with an average particle size of 10 ?m to 100 ?m and aluminum nitride particles with an average particle size that is 1/100 to ½ of the average particle size of the boron nitride particles, a content of the boron nitride particles is 60 volume % to 90 volume % with respect to a total amount of the boron nitride particles and the aluminum nitride particles, a content of the thermally conductive filler is 80 volume % to 95 volume % with respect to a total amount of the composite material, and a porosity of the composite material is 10 volume % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Megumi Sasaki, Hiromitsu Tanaka, Shinichi Miura, Masataka Deguchi, Masaki Terada, Tetsuyoshi Fukaya
  • Patent number: 10651369
    Abstract: Provided are a magneto resistive effect element with a stable magnetization direction perpendicular to a film plane and with a controlled magnetoresistance ratio, and a magnetic memory using the magneto resistive effect element. Ferromagnetic layers of the magneto resistive effect element are formed from a ferromagnetic material containing at least one type of 3d transition metal such that the magnetoresistance ratio is controlled, and the film thickness of the ferromagnetic layers is controlled on an atomic layer level such that the magnetization direction is changed from a direction in the film plane to a direction perpendicular to the film plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hideo Ohno, Shoji Ikeda, Fumihiro Matsukura, Masaki Endoh, Shun Kanai, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Katsuya Miura
  • Patent number: 10647828
    Abstract: This prepreg comprises reinforcing fibers and a matrix resin composition. The matrix resin composition comprises at least an epoxy resin (component (A)), a radical polymerizable unsaturated compound (component (B)), and a polymer formed by radical polymerization of the component (B) (component (E)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Teranishi, Manabu Kaneko, Masahiro Ichino, Teppei Miura, Tadao Samejima, Akira Miyauchi, Kiharu Numata, Shouhei Mori, Masaki Kusumi
  • Patent number: 10558132
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support and a surface layer, in which the surface layer contains a copolymer of a composition which contains at least a compound represented by the following general formula (1) and a compound represented by the following general formula (2), a content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) in the composition is 25 mass % or more and 70 mass % or less with respect to a total content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and the compound represented by the general formula (2), and the total content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and the compound represented by the general formula (2) is 55 mass % or more with respect to a total mass of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuka Ishiduka, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Kenichi Kaku, Daisuke Miura, Koichi Nakata, Masaki Nonaka, Koji Takahashi, Haruki Mori
  • Publication number: 20200027920
    Abstract: To provide a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) element that is adapted to suppress the degradation of magnetic properties of a magnetic tunnel junction layer due to plasma CVD layer formation and adapted for miniaturization. The MTJ element includes a magnetic tunnel junction layer (101, 102, 103) and a plurality of passivation layers formed on a side wall of the magnetic tunnel junction layer. The plurality of passivation layers are SiN layers formed under different plasma CVD layer forming conditions and include a first passivation layer 109 formed in direct contact with the magnetic tunnel junction layer. A hydrogen ion density or hydrogen ion energy of a layer forming condition for the first passivation layer is lower than a hydrogen ion density or hydrogen ion energy of a layer forming condition for the other of the plural passivation layers. The other passivation layers include a passivation layer, a nitrogen density of which is higher than a nitrogen density of the first passivation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuya MIURA, Hirotaka HAMAMURA, Yu ZHAO, Masaki YAMADA, Kiyohiko SATO
  • Patent number: 10536106
    Abstract: A control device capable of continuously operating an electric motor even when an abnormality occurs in a fan. The control device includes: a cooling operation information acquisition section configured to acquire cooling operation information of the fan; a cooling operation determination section configured to determine whether the cooling operation information indicates a normal cooling operation; a running information acquisition section configured to acquire running information of the electric motor; and a running control section configured to, in accordance with a determination that the cooling operation information does not indicate the normal cooling operation, control an operation of the electric motor to be in an overheat-prevented state by referring to the running information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaki Miura
  • Publication number: 20200006644
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a magnetic tunnel junction that simultaneously realizes removal of oxides on side walls of a magnetic layer and formation of a protective film and prevents deterioration of magnetic characteristics. The method includes: a first step 802 of etching a stacked film including a first magnetic layer, a MgO barrier layer, and a second magnetic layer stacked in order by plasma etching using an oxidizing gas to form the magnetic tunnel junction; and a second step 803 of simultaneously introducing an organic acid gas which is an n-valent acid and a precursor gas having a corresponding metal element valence of m, to form a first protective film on side walls of the magnetic tunnel junction. In the second step, the precursor gas is introduced at a molar ratio of n/m or more with respect to 1 mole of the organic acid gas introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yu ZHAO, Katsuya MIURA, Hirotaka HAMAMURA, Masaki Yamada, Kiyohiko SATO
  • Publication number: 20190369511
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support and a surface layer, in which the surface layer contains a copolymer of a composition which contains at least a compound represented by the following general formula (1) and a compound represented by the following general formula (2), a content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) in the composition is 25 mass % or more and 70 mass % or less with respect to a total content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and the compound represented by the general formula (2), and the total content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and the compound represented by the general formula (2) is 55 mass % or more with respect to a total mass of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yuka Ishiduka, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Kenichi Kaku, Daisuke Miura, Koichi Nakata, Masaki Nonaka, Koji Takahashi, Haruki Mori
  • Patent number: 10421844
    Abstract: A self-assembled monolayer is formed on the surface of a molded article without roughening the surface of the molded article to thereby perform treatment for preventing a biochemical substance from being adsorbed, for example, on a microchip substrate, and imparting functionality of immobilizing a biofunctional molecule thereto. The surface of a cyclic olefin resin molded article, for example, a microchip substrate, is irradiated with vacuum ultraviolet light having a center wavelength of 172 nm from an excimer lamp to activate a portion serving as a flow channel in the substrate. Next, the molded is immersed in a tank filled, for example, with a fluorine compound solution, and a SAM film that is a self-assembled monolayer is formed on the surface activated by ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Miura, Shinji Suzuki, Kinichi Morita, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Katsuaki Shimazu
  • Publication number: 20180375460
    Abstract: A control device capable of continuously operating an electric motor even when an abnormality occurs in a fan. The control device includes: a cooling operation information acquisition section configured to acquire cooling operation information of the fan; a cooling operation determination section configured to determine whether the cooling operation information indicates a normal cooling operation; a running information acquisition section configured to acquire running information of the electric motor; and a running control section configured to, in accordance with a determination that the cooling operation information does not indicate the normal cooling operation, control an operation of the electric motor to be in an overheat-prevented state by referring to the running information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventor: Masaki MIURA
  • Publication number: 20180286399
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a process, the computer controlling an utterance of a robot, the process including detecting an utterance of a person by using a microphone, obtaining, in response to the detecting, pieces of response information for the utterance of the person based on first information indicating a content of the utterance of the person, obtaining second information relating to at least one of the person and a motion of the person other than the utterance of the person, selecting specified response information among the pieces of response information based on the second information, and transmitting, to the robot, an instruction that causes the robot to execute a response in accordance with the specified response information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenichiro Maeda, MASAKI MIURA, Makoto Hyuga
  • Publication number: 20180249580
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an optical processing device and an optical processing method. The optical processing device comprises: a light source unit configured to emit light; and a processing unit configured to expose an object to be processed to the light emitted from the light source unit. The processing unit includes: a processing region in which the object to be processed is held and exposed to the light in an atmosphere of a processing gas; and a preparatory region through which the processing gas passes, while being exposed to the light, to move toward the processing region, the preparatory region being configured to prevent the object to be processed from being arranged thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shun MARUYAMA, Hiroki HORIBE, Tomoyuki HABU, Shinichi ENDO, Akira AIBA, Masaki MIURA
  • Publication number: 20180067559
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a memory and an arithmetic processing unit coupled to the memory and configured to provide a calculation unit configured to calculate a change in size of an overlapping area between a contact area and an image area when the contact area detected on an input operation part moves across a boundary of the image area that displays an object image on the input operation part, and a vibration control unit configured to change a type or an intensity of a vibration applied to the input operation part in accordance with the change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Susumu KASHIWAGI, Masaki MIURA
  • Patent number: 9863435
    Abstract: A fan unit (2) includes a fan housing (3), a fan motor (5) provided in the fan housing, and a partition plate (4) that is attached to a partition plate attachment surface (6a) of the fan housing and that regulates air flow from the fan motor. A protrusion portion (7) is provided on the partition plate attachment surface of the fan housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaki Miura
  • Patent number: 9382029
    Abstract: Provided are an angular resin container, which while being thin, retains excellent appearance in respect of luster, transparency or the like, as well as a blow molding die for subjecting the container to biaxial stretch blow molding. Biaxial stretch blow molding is conducted with a blow molding die having a scallop height for the surface of the blow molding die, that corresponds to the side wall part of the body part of the angular resin container, of 3 to 30 ?m, thereby to obtain an angular resin container having a thickness of the body part of 0.5 mm or less and in which a horizontally-directed processed part having a depth of 3 to 30 ?m is formed on the outer surface of the side wall part of the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD
    Inventor: Masaki Miura
  • Publication number: 20160069060
    Abstract: A urinal capable of suppressing the flow speed differential between the flow speed of flush water flowing into the front side of an ascending pipe and the flow speed of flush water flowing into the back side thereof, and of suppressing the occurrence of stagnation in the flow of flush water, and of suppressing the occurrence of uric scale. The urinal having a discharge trap including a horizontal pipe; a top portion of horizontal pipe is formed by a return flow path-forming portion at the bottom end of the shared wall; and a resistance portion for slowing the flow speed of flush water flowing in the vicinity of this bottom portion is formed at the bottom portion of the horizontal pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshifumi SEKI, Satoshi MATSUNAKA, Hironori YAMASAKI, Masaki MIURA