Patents by Inventor Minoru Yamamoto

Minoru Yamamoto 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: 10808065
    Abstract: Provided are a method for producing a multibranched polymer that can produce a multibranched polymer having a narrow molecular weight distribution in a one-pot procedure and the multibranched polymer. A method for producing a multibranched polymer includes the step of polymerizing a first vinyl monomer having a polymerization-initiating group in an ?-position of a vinyl bond and a second vinyl monomer free of polymerization-initiating group in an ?-position of a vinyl bond by a living radical polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: KYOTO UNIVERSITY, OTSUKA CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Yamago, Minoru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10807987
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heterocyclic compound having an antagonistic action on an NMDA receptor containing the NR2B subunit, and expected to be useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of major depression, bipolar disorder, migraine, pain, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the description, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Yuya Oguro, Shigemitsu Matsumoto, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Norihito Tokunaga, Taku Kamei, Mitsuhiro Ito, Satoshi Mikami, Masaki Seto, Shinji Morimoto, Shinji Nakamura, Sachie Takashima, Masataka Murakami, Masaki Daini, Makoto Kamata, Minoru Nakamura, Yasufumi Wada, Hiroyuki Kakei, Kazuaki Takami, Taisuke Tawaraishi, Jumpei Aida, Kouichi Iwanaga, Satoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10770857
    Abstract: An electronic equipment assembly apparatus includes a cable holding tool, a work stage, and a robot unit. The cable holding tool holds the cable. The work stage holds the electronic equipment. The robot unit relatively moves the cable holding tool with respect to the electronic equipment held by the work stage. The cable holding tool includes a contactor and a width direction regulator. The contactor holds the cable by vacuum-sucking. The width direction regulator regulates a position in a width direction of the cable which comes into contact with the contactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ikuo Kobayashi, Takao Ojima, Minoru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10766142
    Abstract: The electronic device manufacturing apparatus includes a cable holding tool, a work stage, a robot section, a first position detector, a second position detector, and a controller. The first position detector detects positions in a two-dimensional plane direction of the cable held by the cable holding tool and the connector of the electronic device held by the work stage. The second position detector detects positions in a height direction of the cable held by the cable holding tool and the connector of the electronic device held by the work stage. The controller controls the robot section based on the detection result of the first position detector and the second position detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Takano, Minoru Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200273975
    Abstract: A nitride semiconductor device includes an electron transit layer (103) that is formed of a nitride semiconductor, an electron supply layer (104) that is formed on the electron transit layer (103), that is formed of a nitride semiconductor whose composition is different from the electron transit layer (103) and that has a recess (109) which reaches the electron transit layer (103) from a surface, a thermal oxide film (111) that is formed on the surface of the electron transit layer (103) exposed within the recess (109), a gate insulating film (110) that is embedded within the recess (109) so as to be in contact with the thermal oxide film (111), a gate electrode (108) that is formed on the gate insulating film (110) and that is opposite to the electron transit layer (103) across the thermal oxide film (111) and the gate insulating film (110), and a source electrode (106) and a drain electrode (107) that are provided on the electron supply layer (104) at an interval such that the gate electrode (108) intervene
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji YAMAMOTO, Tetsuya FUJIWARA, Minoru AKUTSU, Ken NAKAHARA, Norikazu ITO
  • Patent number: 10737484
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus includes: a mask guide; a mask moving mechanism; and a squeegeeing mechanism. The mask guide is provided with a mask standby position, a printing-job performing position, and a mask shelter position in this order from a first end to a second end of the mask guide. The mask moving mechanism moves the used mask positioned at the printing-job performing position to the mask shelter position such that it is possible to pick up the used mask from the second end of the mask guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamamoto, Masayuki Mantani, Minoru Murakami
  • Patent number: 10731597
    Abstract: A cylinder head for an internal combustion engine, includes: first and second valves being intake valves or exhaust valves; a first circumferential wall portion defining a first port, the first port being opened and closed by the first valve and communicating with a combustion chamber; and a first overlay welded portion formed on the first circumferential wall portion and serving as a first valve seat on which the first valve is seated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minoru Okimura, Atsushi Komada, Yasuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10729392
    Abstract: An X-ray detector according to one embodiment includes X-ray detector modules, and a frame. Each X-ray detector module has a detection surface on which detection elements configured to detect X-rays are arrayed, and a supporter configured to support the detection elements. The frame fixes positions of the X-ray detector modules in such a manner that the detection surfaces of the X-ray detector modules are aligned along a first direction. The frame is provided with a pin protruding toward the supporter, at a position to which the supporter is fixed. The supporter is provided with a hole through which and into which the pin is inserted and fitted, at a position facing the frame. A movement of the supporter in the first direction is restricted by fitting the pin provided to the frame into the hole provided to the supporter, when the supporter is attached to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuniaki Yamamoto, Ryuichi Teramoto, Akira Nishijima, Takashi Kanemaru, Minoru Horinouchi
  • Publication number: 20200243641
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type having a first main surface at one side and a second main surface at another side, a trench gate structure including a gate trench formed in the first main surface of the semiconductor layer, and a gate electrode embedded in the gate trench via a gate insulating layer, a trench source structure including a source trench formed deeper than the gate trench and across an interval from the gate trench in the first main surface of the semiconductor layer, a source electrode embedded in the source trench, and a deep well region of a second conductivity type formed in a region of the semiconductor layer along the source trench, a ratio of a depth of the trench source structure with respect to a depth of the trench gate structure being not less than 1.5 and not more than 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Minoru NAKAGAWA, Yuki NAKANO, Masatoshi AKETA, Masaya UENO, Seigo MORI, Kenji YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10723026
    Abstract: The electronic device manufacturing apparatus includes a cable holding tool, a work stage, a robot section, a first position detector, a second position detector, and a controller. The first position detector detects positions in a two-dimensional plane direction of the cable held by the cable holding tool and the connector of the electronic device held by the work stage. The second position detector detects positions in a height direction of the cable held by the cable holding tool and the connector of the electronic device held by the work stage. The controller controls the robot section based on the detection result of the first position detector and the second position detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Takano, Minoru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10712681
    Abstract: A toner is provided that contains a crystalline polyester resin comprising a polycondensed resin of a dicarboxylic acid represented by the following formula (1) with a diol represented by the following formula (2). A content of a cyclic ester represented by the following formula (3) in the toner, measured by a thermal extraction gas chromatographic mass spectrometry at a thermal extraction temperature of 160° C., is from 1 to 200 ppm in terms of toluene: where n represents an integer of from 2 to 12; where m represents an integer of from 2 to 12; and where n represents an integer of from 2 to 12, m represents an integer of from 2 to 12, and m+n?6 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Masuda, Atsushi Yamamoto, Taichi Nemoto, Junichi Watanabe, Taro Araki, Takeshi Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10709741
    Abstract: A composition for preventing or treating inflammatory disease and that is effective for inflammatory disease such as fulminant hepatitis and interstitial pneumonia. For such an objective, the present uses a culture supernatant obtained by culturing dental pulp stem cells as the active ingredient of the composition for preventing or treating inflammatory disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akihito Yamamoto, Minoru Ueda, Hidemi Goto, Masatoshi Ishigami, Yoshihiro Matsushita, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Naozumi Hashimoto, Hirotaka Wakayama
  • Publication number: 20200221146
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an encoding device, an encoding method, a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a program enabling each reproduction equipment to reproduce an appropriate content in a simplified manner. A content data decoding unit decodes encoded metadata and outputs zoom area information, which is included in metadata acquired as a result thereof, designating an area to be zoomed. A zoom area selecting unit selects one or a plurality of pieces of zoom area information from among the zoom area information. A video segmenting unit segments a zoom area represented by the selected zoom area information in a video based on video data and outputs zoom video data acquired as a result thereof. An audio converting unit performs an audio converting process according to the selected zoom area information for audio data and outputs zoom audio data acquired as a result thereof. The present technology can be applied to a reproduction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Tsuji, Toru Chinen, Runyu Shi, Masayuki Nishiguchi, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10705739
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic disk device including a disk, a head configured to write data to the disk, a buffer memory configured to temporarily hold data to be written to the disk, a recorder configured to temporarily hold data to be input from the buffer memory, and a controller configured to transfer first data from the buffer memory to the recorder and to transfer second data corresponding to the first data from the recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Michihiko Umeda, Minoru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10707636
    Abstract: A board insertion device includes a holder; and an insertion guider which is slidably provided in the holder in an insertion direction of the board into the connector and includes a distal end portion protruding in the insertion direction from a first end surface of the board held in the holder and abutting against the connector during insertion of the board into the connector. Furthermore, the board insertion device includes an abutting portion; and a conversion mechanism converting a change of a relative position between the holder and the insertion guider into a movement of the abutting portion for changing a position of the ejector from a closed position to an open position. in which the conversion mechanism is provided in the insertion guider and engaged with the holder or is provided in the holder and engaged with the insertion guider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minoru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10688779
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus includes an inspection region setter and an operation stop controller. The inspection region setter sets an inspection region in an inspection plane that intersects with a moving path of a mask until the mask positioned at a printing-job performing position moves to a mask shelter position by the moving mechanism. In addition, the inspection region setter excludes a passing region of the mask from the inspection region while the mask to be positioned at the mask shelter position passes over the inspection plane from the printing-job performing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamamoto, Minoru Murakami, Shuichi Tomeoku, Takaaki Sakaue, Takashi Katsuki
  • Patent number: 10686064
    Abstract: A nitride semiconductor device includes an electron transit layer (103) that is formed of a nitride semiconductor, an electron supply layer (104) that is formed on the electron transit layer (103), that is formed of a nitride semiconductor whose composition is different from the electron transit layer (103) and that has a recess (109) which reaches the electron transit layer (103) from a surface, a thermal oxide film (111) that is formed on the surface of the electron transit layer (103) exposed within the recess (109), a gate insulating film (110) that is embedded within the recess (109) so as to be in contact with the thermal oxide film (111), a gate electrode (108) that is formed on the gate insulating film (110) and that is opposite to the electron transit layer (103) across the thermal oxide film (111) and the gate insulating film (110), and a source electrode (106) and a drain electrode (107) that are provided on the electron supply layer (104) at an interval such that the gate electrode (108) intervene
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamoto, Tetsuya Fujiwara, Minoru Akutsu, Ken Nakahara, Norikazu Ito
  • Patent number: 10672660
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor element includes: providing a wafer having a semiconductor layered body on a sapphire substrate; irradiating a laser light in an interior region of the sapphire substrate to create cracks in the sapphire substrate by performing a first scan to irradiate the laser light at a first depth with a first pulse energy to create a first modified region, and a second scan following the first scan to irradiate the laser light at a second depth with a second pulse energy greater than the first pulse energy along and within the first modified region; and dividing the wafer by extending the cracks to obtain a semiconductor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto Inoue, Sho Kusaka, Minoru Yamamoto, Masayuki Ibaraki, Hiroaki Tamemoto
  • Publication number: 20200145777
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an audio processing apparatus and method and a program that make it possible to obtain sound of higher quality. An acquisition unit acquires an audio signal and metadata of an object. A vector calculation unit calculates, based on a horizontal direction angle and a vertical direction angle included in the metadata of the object and indicative of an extent of a sound image, a spread vector indicative of a position in a region indicative of the extent of the sound image. A gain calculation unit calculates, based on the spread vector, a VBAP gain of the audio signal in regard to each speaker by VBAP. The present technology can be applied to an audio processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen, Minoru Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10643387
    Abstract: A three-dimensional data display device includes an identification unit which is configured to identify a point of interest which is a point on three-dimensional data, a viewpoint control unit which is configured to move a viewpoint along an annular movement route surrounding the point of interest with a sight line directed toward the point of interest, and a rendering unit which is configured to obtain two-dimensional data by rendering the three-dimensional data on the basis of a viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenshi Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Keigo Fujiwara, Minoru Nakanishi, Masashi Yamamoto