Patents by Inventor Minoru Maeda

Minoru Maeda 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).

  • Patent number: 10562285
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manufacturing apparatus and manufacturing method for realizing lamination with high accuracy responding to increase in speed and growth in size in an optical display unit manufacturing apparatus. The present invention is a manufacturing apparatus and manufacturing method in which, in the optical display unit manufacturing apparatus, a holding device which reciprocates between a peeling position and an upstream side predetermined position of the peeling position is deployed, the holding device holds the optical film laminate in a width-wise direction including both sides, and moves for a fixed distance, and at the peeling position, sends a front end of the optical film sheet peeled with the adhesive layer from the carrier film to a downstream side predetermined position of the peeling position to release the optical film laminate when the holding device reaches the lower side predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Koshio, Minoru Maeda, Tomokazu Yura, Kazuo Kitada
  • Patent number: 10507266
    Abstract: A method according to the present invention for producing a cartilage-damage treatment agent, includes the steps of: (i) proliferating mesenchymal stem cells in a serum-free medium A containing an FGF, a PDGF, a TGF-?, an HGF, an EGF, at least one phospholipid and at least one fatty acid; and (ii) mixing the mesenchymal stem cells thus proliferated in the step (i), an isotonic preserving agent, and a cytoprotective agent. This method provides a cartilage-damage treatment agent which favorably regenerates a cartilage tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TWO CELLS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro Tsuji, Minoru Morikawa, Satoshi Maeda, Yui Kitayama, Aki Ohmori, Jin Chang Shao, Shinichi Hasegawa, Yukio Kato, Takashi Matsushita, Masato Takao, Shinya Miki, Ken Innami, Yasufumi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190293787
    Abstract: A target detection device mounted in a vehicle includes: a radar specification unit; a same target determination unit; and an image specification unit that specifies, as image target position information, an image detection region of an image detection target detected on the basis of a captured image, the image detection region representing the position of the image detection target relative to the base point on an XY-plane with the X-axis representing the vehicle width direction of the vehicle and the Y-axis representing the vehicle length direction of the vehicle. The image specification unit sets the Y-axis range of the image detection region in the Y-axis direction on the basis of the bearing from the base point to each of the two X-directional ends of the image detection target in the captured image and of an expected width minimum value and an expected width maximum value in the X-axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tadashi SAKAI, Yohei MASUI, Ryoma NIIHARA, Takashi MAEDA, Takeshi NANAMI, Minoru NAKADORI
  • Publication number: 20190293758
    Abstract: An object recognition apparatus groups reflection points detected by a radar device, and recognizes an object around the own vehicle, based on a radar-based target detected using the grouped plurality of reflection points and an image-based target detected using an image captured by an image capturing device. The object recognition apparatus includes a reflection point acquiring unit that acquires reflection point information related to the grouped plurality of reflection points, and an object determining unit that determines that a plurality of objects have been detected as a single object by the radar device, based on the reflection point information acquired by the reflection point acquiring unit and the information on the image-based target, if the image-based target detected by the imaging device includes an image-only target not detected by the radar device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yohei MASUI, Tadashi SAKAI, Takashi MAEDA, Takeshi NANAMI, Minoru NAKADORI
  • Publication number: 20190267238
    Abstract: A method for bonding a first substrate and a second substrate includes: forming a protrusion at a partial region of the first substrate; measuring a position of the first substrate after the protrusion is formed in the first substrate; and bonding the first substrate and the second substrate by contacting the protrusion of the first substrate with a surface of the second substrate to form a contact region and enlarging the contact region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime MITSUISHI, lsao SUGAYA, Minoru FUKUDA, Masaki TSUNODA, Hidehiro MAEDA, lkuhiro KUWANO
  • Patent number: 10379902
    Abstract: An information processing device included in a plurality of information processing devices of an information processing system, the information processing device including configured to acquire pieces of load information indicating loads on the plurality of information processing devices from each of the plurality of information processing devices, perform a first aggregation processing that aggregates the acquired pieces of load information, determine whether the first aggregation processing is to be distributed based on the acquired pieces of load information, when the information processing device determines that the first aggregation processing is to be distributed, transmit, to at least two information processing devices included in plurality of information processing devices, an execution request of second aggregation processing, the second aggregation processing being aggregation processing for each of a plurality of device groups obtained by dividing the plurality of information processing devices by
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Tashiro, Shinichi Kameyama, Tomoshi Takagawa, Fumihiko Kono, Minoru Maeda
  • Publication number: 20190232629
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manufacturing apparatus and manufacturing method for realizing lamination with high accuracy responding to increase in speed and growth in size in an optical display unit manufacturing apparatus. The present invention is a manufacturing apparatus and manufacturing method in which, in the optical display unit manufacturing apparatus, a holding device which reciprocates between a peeling position and an upstream side predetermined position of the peeling position is deployed, the holding device holds the optical film laminate in a width-wise direction including both sides, and moves for a fixed distance, and at the peeling position, sends a front end of the optical film sheet peeled with the adhesive layer from the carrier film to a downstream side predetermined position of the peeling position to release the optical film laminate when the holding device reaches the lower side predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Satoru KOSHIO, Minoru MAEDA, Tomokazu YURA, Kazuo KITADA
  • Publication number: 20190193739
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus performs during-following control in which, when a direction indicator of an own vehicle is operated during traveling in which a preceding vehicle is followed, the own vehicle is accelerated in conjunction with the operation of the direction indicator. An adjacent vehicle selecting unit selects, from other vehicles present ahead of the own vehicle, an adjacent vehicle traveling in an adjacent lane adjacent to a traveling lane of the own vehicle based on a lateral position that is a relative position relative to the own vehicle in a direction orthogonal to a travelling direction of the own vehicle and a relative distance to the own vehicle in the travelling direction. An acceleration control unit performs acceleration of the own vehicle by the during-following control based on whether or not the adjacent vehicle is selected when the direction indicator is operated during following-traveling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro TOKIMASA, Takuma SUDO, Takashi MAEDA, Takeshi NANAMI, Minoru NAKADORI
  • Publication number: 20180285168
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is included in an information processing system, constructed with a plurality of information processing apparatuses and configured to aggregate state information indicating a state of each of the plurality of information processing apparatuses which is acquired by the each information processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Fumihiko Kono, Shinichi Kameyama, Atsushi Tashiro, Tomoshi Takagawa, Minoru MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20180136973
    Abstract: An information processing device included in a plurality of information processing devices of an information processing system, the information processing device including configured to acquire pieces of load information indicating loads on the plurality of information processing devices from each of the plurality of information processing devices, perform a first aggregation processing that aggregates the acquired pieces of load information, determine whether the first aggregation processing is to be distributed based on the acquired pieces of load information, when the information processing device determines that the first aggregation processing is to be distributed, transmit, to at least two information processing devices included in plurality of information processing devices, an execution request of second aggregation processing, the second aggregation processing being aggregation processing for each of a plurality of device groups obtained by dividing the plurality of information processing devices by
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi TASHIRO, Shinichi Kameyama, Tomoshi Takagawa, Fumihiko Kono, Minoru Maeda
  • Patent number: 9760460
    Abstract: A monitoring server includes a transmission and reception unit that receives information from a first storage device and a second storage device by performing polling to the first storage device and the second storage device at a certain interval, and transmits the received information to the first storage device and the second storage device at next polling. The first storage device and the second storage device includes a failover processing unit that inactivates a communication port when the failover processing unit determines that abnormality has occurred in a communication path between the first storage device and the second storage device and determines, based on the polling from the monitoring server, that abnormality has occurred in a communication path between the storage device and the monitoring server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hidemasa Hatano, Minoru Maeda, Naoto Takeishi, Kazuyoshi Watanabe, Takashi Kawada, Shinichi Nishizono, Akihiro Ueda, Kenji Hattori, Atsushi Takakura, Atsushi Katano
  • Patent number: 9671333
    Abstract: A laser gas analyzer includes a wavelength-variable laser having a wide wavelength-variable width, a light-split module configured to split an output light of the wavelength-variable laser into a measurement light and a reference light, a first gas cell into which gases to be measured are introduced, and the measurement light is made to be incident, and a data processor configured to obtain an absorption spectrum of each of the gases to be measured based on a reference signal related to the reference light and an absorption signal related to an output light of the first gas cell, and to obtain concentrations of the respective gases to be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Hirata, Yasuhiko Mitsumoto, Masaya Ooyama, Nobuhiko Kanbara, Naoyuki Fujimura, Minoru Maeda, Tadashi Sugiyama, Alan Cowie, Jie Zhu
  • Patent number: 9418014
    Abstract: A storage control device configured to control a storage device includes a first disk which is in active state and a second disk which is in standby state. The storage control device includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit transmits a read-out request or a write request to the storage device and receives a response to the read-out request or the write request from the storage device. The control unit controls the communication unit so that the communication unit transmits a rotation start command which instructs a start of rotation of the second disk to the storage device, when a time to the point when receiving the response to the read-out request or the write request transmitted to the first disk which is in active state is longer than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunori Kobashi, Hiroshi Murayama, Minoru Maeda, Toshihide Yanagawa, Keiichi Nakai
  • Patent number: 9401672
    Abstract: The brushless motor driving circuit includes a peak hold circuit that outputs a second voltage obtained by holding a peak of a first voltage that is based on a detected voltage responsive to a voltage drop in the detecting resistor. The brushless motor driving circuit includes a filter circuit that outputs a third voltage, which is a direct-current component of the second voltage. The brushless motor driving circuit includes a differential voltage detecting circuit that outputs a first differential voltage between the second voltage and the third voltage. The brushless motor driving circuit includes a computing circuit that calculates a second differential voltage between the analog voltage and a fourth voltage responsive to the first differential voltage, and outputs a speed control signal responsive to the second differential voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Minoru Maeda
  • Patent number: 9347877
    Abstract: A laser gas analyzer includes a wavelength-variable laser having a wide wavelength-variable width, a light-split module configured to split an output light of the wavelength-variable laser into a measurement light and a reference light, a first gas cell into which gases to be measured are introduced, and the measurement light is made to be incident, and a data processor configured to obtain an absorption spectrum of each of the gases to be measured based on a reference signal related to the reference light and an absorption signal related to an output light of the first gas cell, and to obtain concentrations of the respective gases to be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Hirata, Yasuhiko Mitsumoto, Masaya Ooyama, Nobuhiko Kanbara, Naoyuki Fujimura, Minoru Maeda, Tadashi Sugiyama, Alan Cowie, Jie Zhu
  • Patent number: 9300181
    Abstract: A conveying apparatus includes: a housing; a movable member; a linear motor; and a cover. The linear motor includes a primary magnetic pole and a secondary magnetic pole each having a facing surface that faces the other and that is a plane along the longitudinal direction of the housing. The cover allows the primary magnetic pole to be located in an atmospheric environment, and the secondary magnetic pole to be located in a vacuum environment or a reduced pressure environment by separating the primary magnetic pole and the secondary magnetic pole from each other. The primary magnetic pole and the secondary magnetic pole face each other so that a direction of a magnetic attraction force generated therebetween and acting on their facing surfaces is different from directions of forces acting, due to an atmospheric pressure outside the housing, on the wall of the housing on which the cover is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: SINFONIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Maeda, Yosuke Muraguchi, Mamoru Kosaki, Takashi Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20160033783
    Abstract: An optical system for generating at least one beam of reference light according to one aspect of the present invention includes an optical emitter configured to emit a first beam of light, and a beam splitter configured to split the first beam into a second beam of measuring light for irradiating a target to be measured and at least one third beam of reference light. The beam splitter is disposed to make an incident angle of the first beam into the beam splitter be less than 10 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru MAEDA, Yasuhiko MITSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150349680
    Abstract: The brushless motor driving circuit includes a peak hold circuit that outputs a second voltage obtained by holding a peak of a first voltage that is based on a detected voltage responsive to a voltage drop in the detecting resistor. The brushless motor driving circuit includes a filter circuit that outputs a third voltage, which is a direct-current component of the second voltage. The brushless motor driving circuit includes a differential voltage detecting circuit that outputs a first differential voltage between the second voltage and the third voltage. The brushless motor driving circuit includes a computing circuit that calculates a second differential voltage between the analog voltage and a fourth voltage responsive to the first differential voltage, and outputs a speed control signal responsive to the second differential voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: Minoru Maeda
  • Patent number: 9156632
    Abstract: To provide a conveying apparatus that includes: a fixed section; a movable section movable with respect to the fixed section; and a pair of linear motors each located so as to be partially included in the fixed section and the movable section. Each linear motor includes a primary magnetic pole section and a secondary magnetic pole section, and these pole sections are arranged to face each other so as to enable the movable section to move with respect to the fixed section. The movable section includes a movable body capable of conveying a conveyed object, and one of the magnetic pole sections of each linear motor. Each linear motor is located at each of opposite ends of the movable body in a width direction that is orthogonal to a moving direction, and the fixed section includes the other of the magnetic pole sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: SINFONIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Maeda, Yosuke Muraguchi, Mamoru Kosaki, Takashi Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20150278052
    Abstract: A monitoring server includes a transmission and reception unit that receives information from a first storage device and a second storage device by performing polling to the first storage device and the second storage device at a certain interval, and transmits the received information to the first storage device and the second storage device at next polling. The first storage device and the second storage device includes a failover processing unit that inactivates a communication port when the failover processing unit determines that abnormality has occurred in a communication path between the first storage device and the second storage device and determines, based on the polling from the monitoring server, that abnormality has occurred in a communication path between the storage device and the monitoring server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Hidemasa HATANO, Minoru MAEDA, Naoto TAKEISHI, Kazuyoshi WATANABE, Takashi KAWADA, Shinichi NISHIZONO, Akihiro UEDA, Kenji HATTORI, Atsushi TAKAKURA, Atsushi KATANO