Masayuki Mori 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 seal plate (2) seals an opening part of a capacitor case (an exterior case 52) and includes a main body part (4) including a through-hole (8) for discharging a gas (G) in the capacitor case, a pressure valve (12) arranged to cover the through-hole and including a valve body part (26) allowing passage of the gas, a storage part (16) formed in the through-hole to receive the valve body part expanded due to a pressure in the capacitor case, and a stopper (stopper wall 10) that includes an opening part (20) for discharging the gas passing through the valve body part and that comes into contact with a portion of the valve body part in the storage part to deform the valve body part. This achieves an increase in gas permeability of the pressure valve and a high operating pressure maintained in the pressure valve.
Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a substrate. A plurality of electrode layers and a plurality of insulating layers are formed in an alternating stack above the substrate. A semiconductor column extends through the plurality of electrode layers and the plurality of insulating layers. The semiconductor column comprises a single-crystal semiconductor material on an outer peripheral surface facing the electrode and insulating layers. First insulating films are formed between the semiconductor column and the electrode layers. The first insulating films are spaced from each other along the column length. Each first insulating film corresponds to one electrode layer. A charge storage layer is between each of the first insulating films and the electrode layers. A second insulating film is between the charge storage layer and each of the electrode layers.
Abstract: A group-III nitride substrate includes: a first region having a first impurity concentration in a polished surface; and a second region having a second impurity concentration lower than the first impurity concentration in the polished surface, wherein a first dislocation density of the first region is lower than a second dislocation density of the second region.
Abstract: In order to achieve an image display unit having excellent degree of freedom in designing the position of a display image, an image display unit (1A) is provided with: an imaging unit (10) configured to capture an image of a space to be viewed; an image display device (11) configured to display an image captured by the imaging unit (10) in a display area in real time; and an image forming unit configured to form an image in a space where there is no screen by projecting the image displayed by the image display device (11).
Abstract: A production method for a group III nitride crystal, the production method includes: preparing a plurality of group III nitride pieces as a plurality of seed crystals on a substrate, and growing a group III nitride crystal by bringing a surface of each of the seed crystals into contact with a melt that comprises at least one group III element selected from gallium, aluminum, and indium, and an alkali metal in an atmosphere comprising nitrogen, and thereby reacting the group III element and the nitrogen in the melt, wherein the step of growing a group III nitride crystal includes: growing a plurality of first group III nitride crystals whose cross-sections each have a triangular shape or a trapezoidal shape, from the plurality of seed crystals; and growing second group III nitride crystals each in a gap among the plurality of first group III nitride crystals.
Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a channel layer and a gate electrode. A first insulating layer is between the semiconductor layer and the gate electrode. A second insulating layer is between the first insulating layer and the gate electrode. A storage region is between the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer. The storage region comprises metal or semiconductor material. A coating layer comprises silicon and nitrogen and surrounds the storage region. The coating layer is between the storage region and the second insulating layer and between the storage region and the first insulating layer.
Abstract: In one embodiment, a plant control apparatus controls a power plant, which includes a gas turbine, a generator driven by the gas turbine, an exhaust heat recovering boiler to generate first steam using heat of exhaust gas from the gas turbine, a steam turbine driven by the first steam, and a clutch to connect a first shaft connected to the gas turbine and generator with a second shaft connected to the steam turbine. The apparatus includes a starting module to start the gas turbine and generator while holding the steam turbine in a stop state, when the clutch is in a released state. The apparatus further includes a warming module to warm the steam turbine by supplying second steam from equipment different from the boiler to the steam turbine in parallel with the starting of the gas turbine and generator, when the clutch is in a released state.
April 25, 2019
Date of Patent:
February 16, 2021
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
Kanako Nagayama, Masayuki Tobo, Yuta Iwata, Shoji Kaneko, Takahiro Mori
Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method of a III-V compound crystal including a seed-crystal-formed substrate provision step of providing a seed-crystal-formed substrate in which a III-V compound seed crystal has been formed on a substrate, a seed crystal partial separation step of separating part of a portion in contact with the substrate in the III-V compound seed crystal from the substrate, and a crystal growth step of generating and growing the III-V compound crystal by reacting a group III element and a group V element with use of the III-V compound seed crystal as a nucleus after the seed crystal partial separation step.
Abstract: In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a substrate, insulating films and first films alternately stacked on the substrate, at least one of the first films including an electrode layer and a charge storage layer provided on a face of the electrode layer via a first insulator, and a semiconductor layer provided on a face of the charge storage layer via a second insulator. The device further includes at least one of a first portion including nitrogen and provided between the first insulator and the charge storage layer with an air gap provided in the first insulator, a second portion including nitrogen, provided between the charge storage layer and the second insulator, and including a portion protruding toward the charge storage layer, and a third portion including nitrogen and provided between the second insulator and the semiconductor layer with an air gap provided in the first insulator.
Abstract: Provided is a display method of displaying, on a display device, video of video data where luminance of video is defined by a first EOTF indicating a correlation of HDR luminance and code values. The method includes: acquiring the video data; performing, regarding each of multiple pixels making up the video in the acquired video data, first determining of determining whether luminance of that pixel exceeds a first predetermined luminance; performing, regarding each of the multiple pixels, dual tone mapping where luminance of that pixel is reduced by a different format in a case of the luminance of the pixel being found to exceed the first predetermined luminance from the first determining, and a case of the luminance of the pixel being found to be equal to or lower than the first predetermined luminance; and displaying the video on the display device using the results of the dual tone mapping.
July 16, 2019
Date of Patent:
January 12, 2021
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
Abstract: A video display system includes: a tone mapping processor; a display; and a metadata processor that generates first dynamic metadata that indicates a maximum luminance that is constant over a plurality of time intervals by using static metadata. The video display system switches between: a first operation of (i) generating the first dynamic metadata by using the static metadata, performed by the metadata processor and (ii) performing the tone mapping process by using the first dynamic metadata, performed by the tone mapping processor; and a second operation of performing the tone mapping process by using second dynamic metadata in which the maximum luminance varies over the plurality of time intervals, performed by the tone mapping processor.
Abstract: A video display system includes: a tone mapping processor that performs a tone mapping process of converting a luminance of a video by using conversion characteristics according to a maximum luminance of the video; and a display that displays the video that has undergone the tone mapping process. The tone mapping processor switches between a first tone mapping process of dynamically changing the conversion characteristics according to a time-depend change in the maximum luminance of the video and a second tone mapping process that is performed using constant conversion characteristics irrespective of the time-depend change in the maximum luminance of the video.
Abstract: A video display apparatus includes: a tone mapping processor that performs a tone mapping process of converting a luminance of a video by using conversion characteristics according to a maximum luminance of the video; and a display that displays the video that has undergone the tone mapping process. The tone mapping processor switches between a first tone mapping process of dynamically changing the conversion characteristics according to a time-depend change in the maximum luminance of the video and a second tone mapping process that is performed using constant conversion characteristics irrespective of the time-depend change in the maximum luminance of the video. When the tone mapping process used is switched from the second tone mapping process to the first tone mapping process, the conversion characteristics used is changed gradually or stepwise from the constant conversion characteristics to dynamically changing conversion characteristics over a plurality of frames.
Abstract: An electronic component mounting method is performed by an electronic component mounting system including a component mounting line formed by interconnecting component mounting units which concurrently performs component mounting work on two kinds of boards different in mounting workload. The component mounting units includes: first and second board conveyance mechanisms; a component mounting unit; a board distribution unit which receives the board from the upstream-side apparatus and distributes the received board to either the first board conveyance mechanism or the second board conveyance mechanism; and a distribution control unit which controls the first board conveyance mechanism, the second board conveyance mechanism and the board distribution unit.
Abstract: A control method of a continuously variable transmission mounted on a vehicle includes performing advance compensation in a speed ratio control system of the continuously variable transmission, and making an advance amount according to a vibration frequency of torsional vibration of an input shaft of the continuously variable transmission which is the advance amount of the advance compensation variable in accordance with an operation state of the vehicle. A feedback gain of speed ratio control of the continuously variable transmission performed in the speed ratio control system is variable in accordance with an operation state of the vehicle. When the advance amount is made variable, the advance amount is made variable in accordance with the feedback gain.
Abstract: A prediction unit predicts a limit time at which a limit request value corresponding to a minimum acceleration or torque is reached when a vehicle is decelerated with only a first deceleration control by a drive device based on change over time of a request value indicating a degree of longitudinal direction vehicle acceleration. A mode determination unit selects one of: a first mode in which only the first control is executed, and before the limit time is reached, in addition to the first control, a second deceleration control is started by a braking device; or a second mode in which only the first control is executed, and before the limit time is reached, in addition to the first control, a braking preparation control is started. A calculation unit calculates an operation amount of the drive and braking devices based on the request value in accordance with the determined mode.
March 15, 2017
Date of Patent:
November 17, 2020
ADVICS CO., LTD.
Masayuki Asano, Hiroyuki Ando, Yukio Mori
Abstract: A display switching device (10) is provided, which switches a display image (P) by switching irradiation of lights from positions of a plurality of light sources (7). The display switching device includes: a lens array (6) in which a plurality of lenses are arranged; and a display part (45) including a plurality of pixel regions (45a) arranged to include a region through which a light, which is formed by condensing each of the lights emitted from the positions of the plurality of light sources (7) with each of the lenses of the lens array (6), passes. A transmittance in each of the pixel regions (45a) is set corresponding to a predetermined stationary pattern. A total area of the pixel regions (45a) in the display part (45) is 60% or less of a total area of a sum of the pixel regions (45a) and the pixel surrounding regions (45b).
Abstract: An object capturing device configured to capture an object present in a measurement target space includes a light emission unit, a light receiving unit, a light scanning unit configured to cause measurement light emitted at a predetermined wavelength from the light emission unit to head toward a measurement target space to perform scanning, and to guide reflected light from an object present in the measurement target space with respect to the measurement light to the light receiving unit, and a polarization filter disposed in the light scanning unit, the polarization filter including a polarizer configured to allow only light vibrating in a first direction in the measurement light to transmit, and an analyzer configured to allow only light vibrating in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction in the reflected light to transmit.
Abstract: In one embodiment, a plant control apparatus controls a power plant that includes a combustor to burn fuel with oxygen introduced from an inlet guide vane to generate gas, a gas turbine driven by the gas from the combustor, a heat recovery steam generator to generate steam using heat of an exhaust gas from the gas turbine, and a steam turbine driven by the steam from the heat recovery steam generator. The apparatus controls an angle of the inlet guide vane before a start of the steam turbine to a first angle, controls the angle of the inlet guide vane after the start of the steam turbine to a second angle larger than the first angle, and reduce the angle of the inlet guide vane from the second angle to the first angle or more during the predetermined period.
July 18, 2018
Date of Patent:
October 20, 2020
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
Mizu Kajihara, Masayuki Tobou, Takahiro Mori
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a speech obtainer which obtains speech of a user; a first controller which, when the first controller recognizes that the speech obtained by the speech obtainer is a first activation word, outputs a speech signal corresponding to the first activation word; and a second controller. In the first speech transmission process in which the speech signal of the speech obtained by speech obtainer is transmitted to the VPA cloud server, the first controller determines whether to output a speech signal corresponding to a second activation word to the second controller based on a predetermined priority level when the first controller recognizes that the speech obtained by the speech obtainer indicates the second activation word for causing the second controller to start a second speech transmission process.