Patents by Inventor Masanori Shimizu

Masanori 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: 20200308488
    Abstract: The compound is represented by general formula (i). In the compound, in a group Ki1, at least two secondary carbon atoms in an alkyl group (a linear alkyl, halogenated alkyl, or cyanogenated alkyl group having 3 to 40 carbon atoms) are replaced with —C(?Xi1)— and/or —CH(—CN)—, where Xi1 is an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, NH, or NR13; in addition, a group Ai2, a group Ai3, or the group Ki1 includes, as a substituent, at least one Pi1-Spi1- group, where Pi1 is a polymerizable group, and SPi1 is a spacer group or a single bond. The liquid crystal composition including the compound represented by general formula (i) can be adsorbed onto substrates between which a liquid crystal layer is held, and, consequently, without the use of an alignment film, liquid crystal molecules can be maintained in a state in which the liquid crystal molecules are aligned in a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Shimizu, Masanao Hayashi, Yutaka Kadomoto, Tetsuo Kusumoto, Ayaki Hosono, Shinya Yamamoto, Masanori Miyamoto, Hidetomo Kai
  • Patent number: 10550321
    Abstract: Proposed is a phosphor capable of effectively inhibiting the occurrence of adverse influence of a sulfur-based gas while improving water resistance of the phosphor and effectively inhibiting the corrosion of a metallic member. A phosphor is proposed, which includes particles or a layer provided on the surface of a sulfur-containing phosphor, which contains sulfur in a host material, and containing a crystalline metal borate containing an IIA-Group element, boron, and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Inamura, Haruka Shimizu, Takayoshi Mori, Masanori Sato, Jun-ichi Itoh
  • Publication number: 20200010424
    Abstract: The invention provides a method capable of more simply and efficiently producing halogen-containing pyrazolecarboxylic acids useful as pharmaceutical or agrochemical intermediates, in a manner suitable for industrial production. In particular, the invention provides a method of producing a compound represented by the formula (b), which comprises reacting a compound represented by the formula (a) with oxygen in the presence of a compound containing a transition metal atom to obtain the compound represented by the formula (b): wherein each symbol is as described in the description.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Shota SHIMIZU, Masanori SAWAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10486607
    Abstract: A hole for handle placement penetrates through an outer door, and a handle attached to a fascia face side of a base of a handle unit is placed in the hole in the outer door. An engagement claw is formed at a position on the back-face side of the outer door. An engagement hole to engage with the engagement claw penetrates the base of the handle unit. A pair of left and right hooks are formed at the base of the handle unit, and a pair of left and right hook anchors are formed to the back-face side of the outer door, with the pair of left and right hooks anchoring into the pair of left and right hook anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Harima, Naoko Shimizu, Kenji Ushida, Masanori Mizuno, Kimitoshi Imura
  • Publication number: 20190289285
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing device controlling an output on the basis of displacement information of an object in accordance with a body motion of a user. [Solution] An information processing device includes: a displacement information acquisition unit configured to acquire displacement information corresponding to 3-dimensional displacement of a predetermined portion of an object that a user mounts in accordance with a body motion on the basis of positional information of the predetermined portion; and an output control unit configured to perform control such that an output unit performs a predetermined output on the basis of the acquired displacement information. The object has, for example, a seatback which a user can sit. The displacement information acquisition unit acquires a change in a position in at least one of front and rear directions, right and left directions, or upward and downward directions of a seatback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: TATSUSHI NASHIDA, MASANORI MIKAMI, TATSUYA YAMAZAKI, NAOMASA TAKAHASHI, YOSUKE SHIMIZU, JUN NISHIKAWA, NAOKO EDAMITSU
  • Patent number: 10416641
    Abstract: An operation program editing device includes a program editing portion configured to edit an operation program executable by a programmable controller that controls a facility, and the program editing portion includes a bypass circuit generation unit that generates a bypass circuit including a bypass path for skipping execution of some of the plurality of steps at a time of reactivation of the facility, a first selection receiving unit that receives selection of a last step, from among the plurality of steps, within a range where the execution is skipped by the bypass circuit, and a second selection receiving unit that receives selection of a first step, from among the plurality of steps, within the range where the execution is skipped by the bypass circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimizu, Terukazu Senda, Masanori Muramatsu, Kouji Hamakawa, Kenzou Mima, Kouji Yamashiro
  • Patent number: 10359752
    Abstract: An operation program editing device includes a program editing portion configured to edit an operation program executable by a programmable controller that controls a facility, and the program editing portion includes a bypass circuit generation unit that generates a bypass circuit including a bypass path for skipping execution of some of the plurality of steps at a time of reactivation of the facility, a first selection receiving unit that receives selection of a last step, from among the plurality of steps, within a range where the execution is skipped by the bypass circuit, and a second selection receiving unit that receives selection of a first step, from among the plurality of steps, within the range where the execution is skipped by the bypass circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimizu, Terukazu Senda, Masanori Muramatsu, Kouji Hamakawa, Kenzou Mima, Kouji Yamashiro
  • Patent number: 10295280
    Abstract: A cylindrical header of a heat exchanger includes a central member, front-side and rear-side members extending longitudinally on front and rear sides of the central member to form front-side and rear-side spaces along with the central member. The central member has a first flange covering a front-side-member-first-end part and a rear-side-member-first-end part from outside when viewed in cross-section, and a second flange covering a front-side-member-second-end part and a rear-side-member-second-end part from outside when viewed in cross-section. The front-side member is joined to the central member with the front-side-member-first-end part facing an inner surface of the first flange, and the front-side-member-second-end part facing an inner surface of the second flange. The rear-side is joined to the central member with the rear-side-member-first-end part facing an inner surface of the first flange, and the rear-side-member-second-end part facing an inner surface of the second flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Tsutsui, Motofumi Shimizu, Masanori Jindou, Junichi Hamadate
  • Patent number: 10072608
    Abstract: The displacer 2d . . . has a gas retention space Hg . . . formed therein. The gas retention space Hg . . . enables a working gas G to be alternately moved between a heating unit 3h side and a cooling unit 3c side of a displacer cylinder 2c . . . by the movement of the displacer 2d . . . . The displacer 2d . . . and the displacer cylinder 2c . . . have an outer circumferential surface 2df and an inner circumferential surface 2ci, respectively, formed into such shapes as to be able to permit the movement of the displacer 2d . . . and inhibit passage of the working gas G. The displacer 2d . . . has a gas passageway 7 which is formed on its outer circumferential surface 2df and includes a gas passage groove that allows the gas retention space Hg to communicate with a working gas inlet/outlet 6 . . . provided in the displacer cylinder 2c . . . and connected to a power cylinder 5c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Hidemi Kurita, Masanori Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20170045018
    Abstract: The displacer 2d . . . has a gas retention space Hg . . . formed therein. The gas retention space Hg . . . enables a working gas G to be alternately moved between a heating unit 3h side and a cooling unit 3c side of a displacer cylinder 2c . . . by the movement of the displacer 2d . . . . The displacer 2d . . . and the displacer cylinder 2c . . . have an outer circumferential surface 2df and an inner circumferential surface 2ci, respectively, formed into such shapes as to be able to permit the movement of the displacer 2d . . . and inhibit passage of the working gas G. The displacer 2d . . . has a gas passageway 7 which is formed on its outer circumferential surface 2df and includes a gas passage groove that allows the gas retention space Hg to communicate with a working gas inlet/outlet 6 . . . provided in the displacer cylinder 2c . . . and connected to a power cylinder 5c.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Hidemi KURITA, Masanori SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 9362205
    Abstract: A compact circuit device wherein a semiconductor element that performs high current switching is embedded is provided. A lead (30) and lead (28) though which high current passes are disposed superimposed on the upper surface of a circuit board (12). Also, a plurality of ceramic substrates (22A-22F) are affixed to the circuit board (12), and transistors, diodes, or resistors are mounted to the upper surface of the ceramic substrates. Furthermore, the circuit elements such as the transistors or diodes are connected to the lead (28) or the other lead (30) via fine metal wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Shibasaki, Hidefumi Saito, Takahisa Makino, Masanori Shimizu, Daisuke Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9363894
    Abstract: A compact circuit device wherein a semiconductor element that performs high current switching is embedded is provided. The hybrid integrated circuit device (10) is provided with: a circuit board (12); a plurality of ceramic substrates (22A-22G) disposed on the top surface of the circuit board (12); circuit elements such as transistors mounted on the top surface of the ceramic substrates (22A-22G); and a lead (29) or the like that is connected to the circuit elements and is exposed to the outside. Furthermore, in the present embodiment, leads (28, 30, 31A-31C) are disposed superimposed in the vicinity of the center of the circuit board (12), and a circuit element such as an IGBT is disposed and electrically connected approaching the region at which the leads are superimposed. The alternating current transformed by the IGBT is output externally via the leads (31A, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Shibasaki, Hidefumi Saito, Takahisa Makino, Masanori Shimizu, Daisuke Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9271397
    Abstract: A circuit device having superior voltage resistance is provided. A structure is achieved that omits the resin layer that is normally provided to the top surface of a circuit board. Specifically, a ceramic substrate (22) is disposed on the top surface of a circuit board (12) comprising a metal, and a transistor (34) such as an IGBT is mounted to the top surface of the ceramic substrate (22). As a result, the transistor (34) and the circuit board (12) are insulated from each other by the ceramic substrate (22). The ceramic substrate (22), which comprises an inorganic material, has an extremely high voltage resistance compared to the conventionally used insulating layer comprising resin, and so even if a high voltage on the order of 1000V is applied to the transistor (34), short circuiting between the transistor (34) and the circuit board (12) is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Shibasaki, Hidefumi Saito, Takahisa Makino, Masanori Shimizu, Daisuke Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9062851
    Abstract: An LED lamp provides a strong red color with a natural appearance. The LED lamp is provided with an LED module and a filter. The LED module includes a blue LED with a main emission peak in the 440 nm to 460 nm wavelength band, a green/yellow phosphor that is excited by light emitted by the blue LED, and a red phosphor that is excited by light emitted by at least one of the blue LED and the green/yellow phosphor. The filter reduces the spectral radiation intensity of at least a portion of the 570 nm to 590 nm wavelength band among light emitted by the LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoko Matsubayashi, Hiroshi Yagi, Masanori Shimizu, Yoshio Manabe, Atsushi Motoya, Kazuhiro Matsuo, Toshio Mori
  • Publication number: 20130286618
    Abstract: A compact circuit device wherein a semiconductor element that performs high current switching is embedded is provided. The hybrid integrated circuit device (10) is provided with: a circuit board (12); a plurality of ceramic substrates (22A-22G) disposed on the top surface of the circuit board (12); circuit elements such as transistors mounted on the top surface of the ceramic substrates (22A-22G); and a lead (29) or the like that is connected to the circuit elements and is exposed to the outside. Furthermore, in the present embodiment, leads (28, 30, 31A-31C) are disposed superimposed in the vicinity of the center of the circuit board (12), and a circuit element such as an IGBT is disposed and electrically connected approaching the region at which the leads are superimposed. The alternating current transformed by the IGBT is output externally via the leads (31A, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: ON Semiconductor Trading, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Shibasaki, Hidefumi Saito, Takahisa Makino, Masanori Shimizu, Daisuke Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20130286616
    Abstract: A circuit device having superior voltage resistance is provided. A structure is achieved that omits the resin layer that is normally provided to the top surface of a circuit board. Specifically, a ceramic substrate (22) is disposed on the top surface of a circuit board (12) comprising a metal, and a transistor (34) such as an IGBT is mounted to the top surface of the ceramic substrate (22). As a result, the transistor (34) and the circuit board (12) are insulated from each other by the ceramic substrate (22). The ceramic substrate (22), which comprises an inorganic material, has an extremely high voltage resistance compared to the conventionally used insulating layer comprising resin, and so even if a high voltage on the order of 1000V is applied to the transistor (34), short circuiting between the transistor (34) and the circuit board (12) is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: ON Semiconductor Trading, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Shibasaki, Hidefumi Saito, Takahisa Makino, Masanori Shimizu, Daisuke Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20130286617
    Abstract: A compact circuit device wherein a semiconductor element that performs high current switching is embedded is provided. A lead (30) and lead (28) though which high current passes are disposed superimposed on the upper surface of a circuit board (12). Also, a plurality of ceramic substrates (22A-22F) are affixed to the circuit board (12), and transistors, diodes, or resistors are mounted to the upper surface of the ceramic substrates. Furthermore, the circuit elements such as the transistors or diodes are connected to the lead (28) or the other lead (30) via fine metal wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: ON Semiconductor Trading, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Shibasaki, Hidefumi Saito, Takahisa Makino, Masanori Shimizu, Daisuke Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8534857
    Abstract: A backlight apparatus comprises a light source that is composed of a combination of a blue light emitting device, a green light emitting phosphor, and a red light emitting phosphor. The blue light emitting device has a peak intensity of a light emitting spectrum 3 to 19 times as high as the green light emitting phosphor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Shimizu, Yoko Matsubayashi, Hiroshi Yagi
  • Patent number: 8405307
    Abstract: An LED lamp 100 includes: an LED chip 10; a phosphor resin portion 12 that covers the LED chip 10; and a light-transmissive member 20 that covers the phosphor resin portion 12. The phosphor resin portion 12 includes: a phosphor for converting the emission of the LED chip 10 into light that has a longer wavelength than the emission; and a resin in which the phosphor is dispersed. The surface of the light-transmissive member 20 includes an upper surface portion 22 located over the LED chip 10 and a side surface portion 24 located around and below the upper surface portion 22. At least a part (low-transmittance part 26) of the side surface portion 24 of the light-transmissive member 20 has lower transmittance than the upper surface portion 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Yano, Masanori Shimizu, Kiyoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: RE47591
    Abstract: An LED lamp provides a strong red color with a natural appearance. The LED lamp is provided with an LED module and a filter. The LED module includes a blue LED with a main emission peak in the 440 nm to 460 nm wavelength band, a green/yellow phosphor that is excited by light emitted by the blue LED, and a red phosphor that is excited by light emitted by at least one of the blue LED and the green/yellow phosphor. The filter reduces the spectral radiation intensity of at least a portion of the 570 nm to 590 nm wavelength band among light emitted by the LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoko Matsubayashi, Hiroshi Yagi, Masanori Shimizu, Yoshio Manabe, Atsushi Motoya, Kazuhiro Matsuo, Toshio Mori