Patents by Inventor Masaki Takahashi

Masaki Takahashi 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: 20200197577
    Abstract: An article for a living body or a biological sample is provided, the article including a first film and a second film, in which the first film includes an amorphous carbon film in which a proportion of the number of carbon atoms having an sp2-hybrid orbital to a total number of carbon atoms having an sp2-hybrid orbital and carbon atoms having an sp3-hybrid orbital is in a range of 23 to 43 atom % or a titanium-doped amorphous carbon film in which a proportion of the number of titanium atoms to the number of carbon atoms is in a range of 3 to 12 atom %, and the second film includes any one film selected from an amorphous carbon film in which a static contact angle with pure water is 10° or less, a titanium-doped amorphous carbon film in which a proportion of the number of titanium atoms to the number of carbon atoms is less than 3 atom % or greater than 12 atom %, or a titanium-doped amorphous carbon film in which a static contact angle with pure water is 10° or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki MORIYAMA, Yuki TAKAHASHI, Yusuke TAKI
  • Publication number: 20200203491
    Abstract: A characteristic of a semiconductor device having a back electrode including an Au—Sb alloy is improved. The semiconductor device has a semiconductor substrate and the back electrode including the Au—Sb alloy layer. The back electrode is formed on the semiconductor substrate. The Sb concentration in the Au—Sb alloy layer is equal to or greater than 15 wt %, and equal to or less than 37 wt %. The thickness of the Au—Sb alloy layer is equal to or larger than 20 nm, and equal to or less than 45 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji TAKAHASHI, Masaki WATANABE, Masashi SAHARA, Kentaro YAMADA, Masaki SAKASHITA, Shinichi MAEDA, Yoshiaki YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10690499
    Abstract: An analysis system for analyzing inclination of column members includes a laser scanner, a server, and an information terminal. The server includes a data acquisition unit configured to acquire three-dimensional point cloud data of the column members generated by the laser scanner, a surface detector configured to detect surfaces of the column members based on the three-dimensional point cloud data, and an inclination analyzer configured to analyze inclination of the column members by calculating inclination of the surfaces detected by the surface detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Sasaki, Koji Onishi, Masaki Takanashi, Kiyoyasu Takahashi, Shugo Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20200190654
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing more beautiful black coated steel sheets by uniformly blackening the coating layer. Specifically, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing black coated steel sheets, which brings Zn—Al—Mg alloy coated steel sheets (1) into contact with steam in a closed container (10), wherein said closed container (10) can maintain a predefined internal pressure through variable control of the amount of steam flowing into said closed container (10) and/or the amount of steam flowing out of said closed container (10), and in said closed container (10) that can maintain said predefined pressure, said Zn—Al—Mg alloy coated steel sheets (1) have contact with the steam introduced into said closed container (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: MASAKI YAMAMOTO, TADASHI NAKANO, ICHIRO TAKAHASHI, HIROYUKI NAKAMIZO, TOSHIAKI SATO, YOSHINOBU KURISU, YUUKI SAKURABA, YOSHITAKA YUKURA, TSUTOMU OHTA, SHINICHI KAJIMOTO, NOBORU SUZUKI, MASAHIKO TSUCHIYAMA, YUUSUKE MURAI
  • Patent number: 10686043
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a FeFET and a method of its manufacture, the FeFET having a ferroelectric whose film thickness (dr) is made small and so nanofine as to range in: 59 nm<dr<150, without impairing the data retention property of not less than 105 seconds and the data rewrite withstand property of not less than 108 times, of those that have hitherto been developed, and the FeFET allowing data to be written with a writing voltage whose absolute value is not more than 3.3 volts. [Means for Solving] In methods of making a device in which an insulator, a film made of constituent elements of a bismuth layered perovskite crystalline ferroelectric and a metal are sequentially formed in the indicated order on a semiconductor substrate and thereafter are annealed for ferroelectric crystallization, thereby preparing the device composed of the semiconductor, insulator, ferroelectric and metal, a method of making a semiconductor ferroelectric memory element in which the film is composed of Ca.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, WACOM R&D CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Sakai, Mitsue Takahashi, Masaki Kusuhara, Masayuki Toda, Masaru Umeda, Yoshikazu Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20200176217
    Abstract: A stage includes a sample table on which a sample is placed, a first drive mechanism moving the sample table in a first direction; a position measurement element measuring a position in the first direction that is a driving direction of the sample table. The stage also has a scale element having a scale measurement axis that is parallel to a first measurement axis in the first direction based on the position measurement element and is different from the first measurement axis in height, and measuring the position of the sample table in the first direction. A controller calculates the orientation of the sample table by using a measurement value by the position measurement element and a measurement value by the scale element and correcting the Abbe error of the sample table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Masaki MIZUOCHI, Shuichi NAKAGAWA, Tomotaka SHIBAZAKI, Naruo WATANABE, Hironori OGAWA, Takanori KATO, Akira NISHIOKA
  • Patent number: 10668851
    Abstract: A door handle includes a casing inside which an accommodation space is provided, and a lamp unit disposed in the accommodation space. The lamp unit includes: a light emission element; a circuit board on which the light emission element is mounted; a combination member including a housing that supports the circuit board, and a light guiding lens that guides light emitted from the light emission element in a first predetermined direction and emits the guided light from an emission surface; and a light guide that includes a light entrance surface facing at least a portion of the emission surface and guides the light entering the light guide through the light entrance surface in a second predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Haruhito Takahashi, Shigehiko Kazaoka, Masashi Tateishi, Masaki Yoshino, Yoshiki Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20200166873
    Abstract: A printer includes a sheet feeder; an intermediate transfer body; a first image forming device; a second image forming device arranged downstream of the first image forming device; a secondary transfer roller arranged downstream of the second image forming device; and a processor. The processor moves the secondary transfer roller away from the intermediate transfer body, primarily transfers a second toner image onto the intermediate transfer body, rotates the intermediate transfer body until the second toner image reaches the first image forming device, primarily transfers the first toner image onto the intermediate transfer body by superimposing the first toner image on the second toner image, causes the secondary transfer roller to contact the intermediate transfer body, and secondarily transfers the first toner image and the second toner image onto the sheet using the secondary transfer roller. The printer further includes a fixing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Takahashi, Isao Yahata
  • Publication number: 20200169674
    Abstract: To promote a utilization of a moving image in a video call. An information processing apparatus includes: a correction module configured to correct the luminance of a first video data acquired by a camera; a recognition module configured to recognize a first moving image and a second moving image in a first video data whose luminance is corrected, the first moving image including at least a part of a user's face, the second moving image not including a face; a correction module configured to correct a recognized second moving image; a generation module configured to generate a second video data including a first moving image included in a first video data whose luminance is corrected and a corrected second moving image; and a providing module configured to provide a second video data to a video call application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki HANAHARA, Hironobu YOSHIKAWA, Nodoka TAKAHASHI, Masato KOSUKEGAWA
  • Patent number: 10663287
    Abstract: A polishing apparatus capable of accurately measuring a film thickness by regulating a quantity of light illuminating a wafer is disclosed. The polishing apparatus includes: a light source; an illuminating fiber having distal ends arranged at different locations in the polishing table; and a light-receiving fiber having distal ends arranged at the different locations in the polishing table. The illuminating fiber includes a first illuminating fiber and a second illuminating fiber. A first dimmer is attached to the first illuminating fiber and the second illuminating fiber, and a second dimmer is attached to at least one of the first illuminating fiber and the second illuminating fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshifumi Kimba, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Masaki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10658151
    Abstract: To provide a lightweight and highly rigid stage device that can move in X and Y directions and a Z direction, and a charged particle beam device including the stage device. A stage device includes a chuck that is loaded with a sample, an XY stage that moves in X and Y directions, and a Z stage that moves in a Z direction. The Z stage includes: an inclined part that is fixed to the XY stage and includes an inclined surface inclined with respect to an XY plane; a movement part that moves on the inclined surface; and a table that is fixed to the movement part and is provided with the a plane parallel to the XY plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motohiro Takahashi, Masaki Mizuochi, Shuichi Nakagawa, Tomotaka Shibazaki, Naruo Watanabe, Akira Nishioka, Takanori Kato, Hironori Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20200153342
    Abstract: A power inversion apparatus includes a smoothing capacitor, first and second primary coils, a secondary coil, first to fourth switches of bridge circuit switches, a clamp capacitor, and a switch controller. The switch controller calculates a lower-arm duty ratio of each of the first and second switches using a map or a mathematical expression by feed-forward control based on an input voltage. The switch controller outputs a fixed value that is equal to or greater than a maximum value of the lower-arm duty ratio within a variation range of the input voltage as an upper-arm duty ratio of each of the third and fourth switches. The switch controller generates a pulse width modulation signal based on the calculated lower-arm duty ratio and the fixed value of the upper-arm duty ratio, and outputs the pulse width modulation signal to the bridge circuit switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Masaya TAKAHASHI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI, Masaki KANESAKI, Shoichi TAKEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200144551
    Abstract: A substrate (100) is a light-transmitting substrate. A light-transmitting first electrode (110) is formed over the substrate (100). An insulating layer (150) is formed over the substrate (100) and the first electrode (110) and includes an opening (152) overlapping the first electrode (110). An organic layer (120) is located within at least the opening (152). A light-transmitting second electrode (130) is formed over the organic layer (120). An intermediate layer (200) is formed in at least a portion of a region of a lateral side of the first electrode (110) overlapping the first electrode (110). A refractive index of the intermediate layer (200) is between a refractive index of the substrate (100) and a refractive index of the first electrode (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Junji TAGUCHI, Hiroki TAN, Noriaki WAKI, Masaki TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10618557
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle body structure comprising a left suspension and a right suspension each including an arm member provided under a floor portion of a vehicle body; a left attachment portion configured to attach a vehicle body side end portion of the arm member of the left suspension to the floor portion; a right attachment portion configured to attach a vehicle body side end portion of the arm member of the right suspension to the floor portion; and a seat fixing portion configured to fix, to the floor portion, a seat provided on the floor portion, wherein the seat fixing portion is located between the left attachment portion and the right attachment portion in a vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Takahashi, Masaki Izutsu
  • Patent number: 10619577
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine is configured to satisfy the relation expressed by 0<Rv<0.000438×?2?0.0407×?+1.55 in a range of an intake valve overlap amount ?(°) from 20° to 45°, where Rv denotes an intake port volume ratio obtained by dividing an intake port internal volume Vp by a cylinder stroke volume Vc, and the intake valve overlap amount ?(°) is a crank angle from an intake valve opening timing when the intake valve starts opening to an intake top dead center of the piston. The engine improves output performance as well as both combustion performance and emission performance by suppressing reverse flow of the combustion gas into the intake system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Cho, Hiroyuki Natsui, Kenji Nishida, Hirotaka Kawatsu, Tomiyuki Sasaki, Ryota Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10620723
    Abstract: An input device includes a housing, an operation unit, a vibrating body, a piezoelectric element, a picker, and a signal processing unit. The operation unit is movable relative to the housing. The vibrating body has elasticity. The vibrating body includes a first end partially fixed to the housing, and a second end provided so as to be vibratable. The piezoelectric element is provided to the vibrating body. The piezoelectric element is configured to convert vibration energy of the vibrating body into electrical energy as the vibrating body vibrates. The picker flicks the vibrating body to allow the vibrating body to vibrate in conjunction with the operation unit. The signal processing unit is configured to receive power generated by the piezoelectric element to operate and transmit, through wireless communications, detection information to be generated as the operation unit moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Konishi, Hidenori Katsumura, Masahisa Niwa, Takefumi Inoue, Hideki Takahashi, Masaki Sawada
  • Patent number: 10612141
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus includes a mounting table mounting a substrate thereon, a gas diffusion unit above the mounting table, gas dispersion units above the gas diffusion unit, and an evacuation unit to evacuate a processing chamber. The gas diffusion unit has gas injection holes for injecting a gas in a shower shape. Outermost gas injection holes are arranged outward of an outer circumference of the substrate when seen from the top. The gas dispersion units face the gas diffusion unit through a diffusion space therebetween. Each of the gas dispersion units has gas discharge holes formed along a circumferential direction thereof to disperse a gas horizontally into the diffusion space. The gas dispersion units include at least three first gas dispersion units along a first circle, and at least three second gas dispersion units along a second circle concentrically disposed at an outer side of the first circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Masaki Sano, Takashi Kamio, Toshio Takagi
  • Patent number: 10607429
    Abstract: An onboard device includes a storage unit configured to store a control program for controlling the onboard device and a communication unit configured to perform data communication with a mobile terminal. The communication unit performs data communication of a rewriting program with the mobile terminal when the communication unit has received a rewriting notification signal indicating rewriting of the control program stored from the mobile terminal and the vehicle is in a chargeable state in which the battery is able to be charged by the power generator. The communication unit does not perform data communication of the rewriting program with the mobile terminal when the vehicle is not in the chargeable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Tamane, Tsukasa Takahashi, Masaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10607756
    Abstract: A soft magnetic metal powder includes a plurality of soft magnetic metal grains composed of an Fe—Si based alloy. A content of P in the Fe—Si based alloy is 110 to 650 ppm provided that a total content of Fe and Si is 100 mass %. A soft magnetic metal fired body includes soft magnetic metal fired grains composed of an Fe—Si based alloy. A content of P in the Fe—Si based alloy is 110 to 650 ppm provided that a total content of Fe and Si is 100 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Hidekazu Sato, Yuusuke Nagai, Kouichi Kakuda, Kunihiko Kawasaki, Shinichi Kondo, Yuya Ishima, Shinichi Sato, Masaki Takahashi, Takashi Endo
  • Publication number: 20200095672
    Abstract: In order to suppress deformation of a flexible substrate, a deposition method according to an embodiment of the present invention includes pre-treatment of exhausting a vacuum chamber until a water partial pressure inside the vacuum chamber becomes equal to or lower than a desired value. Plasma is generated by applying an alternate current (AC) voltage between a first chromium target and a second chromium target, the first chromium target and the second chromium target being arranged inside the vacuum chamber. A chromium layer is formed on a deposition surface of a flexible substrate arranged facing the first chromium target and the second chromium target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroaki HONMA, Hirohisa TAKAHASHI, Masaki HASEGAWA