Patents by Inventor Mitsuru Kondo

Mitsuru Kondo 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: 20240163491
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing device and a method, in which an image quality improvement technology required for reproducing contents can be easily used. Image quality improvement technology information regarding an image quality improvement technology for improving an image quality of an image to be encoded is generated, a content file storing the encoded data of the image is generated, and the image quality improvement technology information is stored in the content file. Furthermore, encoded data of an image to be reproduced is acquired from a content file on the basis of the image quality improvement technology information regarding an image quality improvement technology for improving an image quality of an image, and the encoded data is decoded. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an information processing device, an information processing method, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru KATSUMATA, Mitsuhiro HIRABAYASHI, Masaru IKEDA, Takeshi TSUKUBA, Kenji KONDO
  • Publication number: 20240082987
    Abstract: A substrate clamping apparatus includes a substrate holding part which is movable between a closed state in which a substrate is clamped and an open state in which clamping of the substrate is released, a support column part which supports the substrate holding part and is capable of being raised and lowered, and an interlocking mechanism which interlocks a raising and lowering operation of the support column part with an opening and closing operation of the substrate holding part, in which an opening and closing operation range A of the substrate holding part in an up-and-down stroke S of the support column part includes at least a part of an intermediate region M of the up-and-down stroke S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Daichi KONDO, Hisajiro NAKANO, Mitsuru MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20240072704
    Abstract: Motor controller device comprising a position control system that controls the position of a machine end connected to a motor, wherein the motor controller device receiving the first speed directive from the high-level controller, stored in the position control system to output a motor axis position response to the high-level controller, comprising speed controller and vibration controller in speed control system, wherein the vibration controller in speed control system comprising: a position command estimator that calculates an estimate of the location directive based on the first speed directive and the motor axis position response, a parallel vibration damping controller that extracts the frequency components that excite vibration of the machine end included in the first speed directive based on the estimated value of the location directive, and outputs the extracted frequency components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Mitsuru MATSUBARA, Yuuri TAKANO, Yusuke UEI, Terutomo KONDO, Tetsuo YANADA, Kazuaki TOBARI
  • Patent number: 11809082
    Abstract: A pattern forming method includes forming a resist film having a first region, a second region, and a third region, on a substrate, irradiating the first region with light or an energy ray in a first irradiation amount, and irradiating the second region with light or an energy ray in a second irradiation amount, the second irradiation amount being smaller than the first irradiation amount. The pattern forming method also includes dissolving the resist film of the first region by using first liquid, forming a coating film on a side surface of the resist film after the resist film of the first region is dissolved, and dissolving the third region by using second liquid that is different from the first liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuru Kondo
  • Publication number: 20210302840
    Abstract: A pattern forming method includes forming a resist film having a first region, a second region, and a third region, on a substrate, irradiating the first region with light or an energy ray in a first irradiation amount, and irradiating the second region with light or an energy ray in a second irradiation amount, the second irradiation amount being smaller than the first irradiation amount. The pattern forming method also includes dissolving the resist film of the first region by using first liquid, forming a coating film on a side surface of the resist film after the resist film of the first region is dissolved, and dissolving the third region by using second liquid that is different from the first liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Mitsuru KONDO
  • Patent number: 10495011
    Abstract: A vibration suppression device of a vehicle includes a controller, a memory a vibration detector. The controller determines whether the vehicle is in a normal driving condition. The controller obtains data of a longitudinal vibration of the vehicle from the vibration detector. The controller determines whether a vibration level corresponding to a reference frequency band is greater than a vibration level threshold. The controller calculates a torque generated by each cylinder and a correction amount for the fuel injection amount for each cylinder so that a torque difference among the plurality of cylinders is reduced. The controller corrects the command fuel injection amount for each cylinder based on the calculated correction amount, controls each fuel injection device based on the corrected command fuel injection amount, and stores the calculated correction amount in the memory member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Mitsuru Kondo
  • Publication number: 20180283299
    Abstract: A vibration suppression device of a vehicle includes a controller, a memory a vibration detector. The controller determines whether the vehicle is in a normal driving condition. The controller obtains data of a longitudinal vibration of the vehicle from the vibration detector. The controller determines whether a vibration level corresponding to a reference frequency band is greater than a vibration level threshold. The controller calculates a torque generated by each cylinder and a correction amount for the fuel injection amount for each cylinder so that a torque difference among the plurality of cylinders is reduced. The controller corrects the command fuel injection amount for each cylinder based on the calculated correction amount, controls each fuel injection device based on the corrected command fuel injection amount, and stores the calculated correction amount in the memory member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Mitsuru KONDO
  • Patent number: 9225870
    Abstract: A data conversion apparatus which converts data including a K pixel amount of bit data expressed as N bits/1 pixel, where N and K are plural, using conversion data of predetermined bits comprising: a holding unit configured to hold input data in K×N bits; an acquisition unit configured to acquire from the conversion data a number of bit patterns corresponding to a decimal value expressed by N bits among a conversion target to convert the input data held by the holding unit by N-bit units; a storage unit configured to store a pattern of N bits corresponding to a decimal value obtained from a bit pattern acquired by the acquisition unit in a bit position of the conversion target; and an updating unit configured to update the bit position of the conversion target each time the acquisition unit and the storage unit perform processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuru Kondo
  • Patent number: 9139533
    Abstract: The present invention provides a capsule-type compound consisting of: a capsule-type divalent cation consisting of a capsule framework represented by the following formula (1) and a sulfate ion (SO42?) encapsulated in the capsule framework; and a sulfate ion (SO42?) as a counter ion to the capsule-type divalent cation. In the formula (1), R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, and R13 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; and M1 and M2 each independently represent Cu2+, Fe2+, Ni2+, Co2+, or Zn2+.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION SHIZUOKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Mitsuru Kondo
  • Patent number: 8991641
    Abstract: A toroidal pressure vessel having extremely high pressure resistance has laminated latitudinal reinforcing fiber layers to improve a strength in a latitudinal direction of the pressure vessel. Moreover, putting reinforcing fibers constituting those laminated latitudinal reinforcing fiber layers in continuity enables further improvement of strength in the latitudinal direction of the pressure vessel, for example compared with a case where the reinforcing fibers are divided for each layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Shikibo Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ozawa, Nozomu Kawasetsu, Kentaro Shindo, Mitsuru Kondo, Akira Fukushima, Masayasu Ishibashi, Takeshi Tanamura, Kazuo Nakajima, Hiroshi Sakai, Tetsuro Hirokawa
  • Patent number: 8945246
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a liquefied fuel oil using biomass as a feedstock, in which a relatively inexpensive liquefaction apparatus is used; a good balance is maintained between the liquefaction of water-insoluble lignin and the liquefaction of water-soluble cellulose to achieve a high yield of the liquefied fuel oil based on the biomass solids content; and the amount of ash derived from an alkali catalyst and the like is low. The method for producing a liquefied fuel oil using biomass as a feedstock is characterized by adding, to biomass comprising lignocellulose, a solvent comprising an organic solvent and having a moisture content adjusted to 10 to 25 wt %, including moisture contained in the biomass, and liquefying the biomass at a temperature of 250 to 350° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazushi Tsurutani, Hitoshi Hayashi, Tsutomu Sakai, Mitsuru Kondo, Hitoshi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8653312
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for producing a water-insoluble liquefied fuel oil containing a hydrocarbon from biomass. The method includes converting an oxygen-containing compound in a liquefied fuel oil obtained after liquefaction to a hydrocarbon and converting a water-soluble organic substance contained in an aqueous phase to a hydrocarbon, thereby improving the yield of the water-insoluble liquefied fuel oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazushi Tsurutani, Tsutomu Sakai, Mitsuru Kondo
  • Patent number: 8629309
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for producing a water-insoluble liquefied fuel oil containing a hydrocarbon from biomass. The method includes converting an oxygen-containing compound in a liquefied fuel oil obtained after liquefaction to a hydrocarbon and converting a water-soluble organic substance contained in an aqueous phase to a hydrocarbon, thereby improving the yield of the water-insoluble liquefied fuel oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazushi Tsurutani, Tsutomu Sakai, Mitsuru Kondo
  • Publication number: 20130299431
    Abstract: The present invention provides a capsule-type compound consisting of: a capsule-type divalent cation consisting of a capsule framework represented by the following formula (1) and a sulfate ion (SO42?) encapsulated in the capsule framework; and a sulfate ion (SO42?) as a counter ion to the capsule-type divalent cation. In the formula (1), R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, and R13 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; and M1 and M2 each independently represent Cu2+, Fe2+, Ni2+, Co2+, or Zn2+.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION SHIZUOKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Mitsuru Kondo
  • Patent number: 8474931
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a system for stirring pigment ink whose pigment particles in a container subside without moving the container containing pigment ink, and detecting that pigment particles have been stirred satisfactorily. To achieve this, a pair of electrodes greatly different in surface area and at least one of which has an inconstant width are arranged outside a container containing pigment ink whose pigment particles subside. An AC power supply is connected to the electrodes and applies an AC voltage to them. Then, an electric field generated between the electrodes causes induced polarization in pigment particles which subside in the container. The pigment particles are attracted to a portion having high electric field intensity. Convection occurs in the container, stirring the subsiding pigment particles. Based on a voltage detected by an interelectrode voltage detector, it is detected that pigment particles are dispersed sufficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuru Kondo
  • Patent number: 8408829
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a platen that guides a sheet, restraining members disposed on the platen at respective side edges of the sheet to restrain the side edges of the sheet from being raised, a sheet width detector that detects the width of the sheet, and a restraining member detector that detects the positions of the restraining members. At least one of the restraining members is moved in accordance with the information obtained by the sheet width detector regarding the positions of the side edges of the sheet and the information obtained by the restraining position detector regarding the positions of the restraining members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichiro Kawaguchi, Kenji Kawazoe, Haruo Uchida, Nozomu Nishiberi, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Yasuyuki Asai, Mitsuru Kondo
  • Patent number: 8349763
    Abstract: A carbon monoxide reduction catalyst for smoking articles includes particles, 90% by volume or more of which have a particle diameter within a range of 1 to 100 ?m. Each particle includes a transition metal oxide generated by heating a transition metal salt of an organic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Kazunori Sugai, Yasunobu Inoue, Kiyohiro Sasakawa, Mitsuru Kondo, Tsutomu Sakai, Sadako Imai, Fumiko Murata
  • Patent number: 8325818
    Abstract: A data conversion apparatus which converts data including a K pixel amount of bit data expressed as N bits/1 pixel, where N and K are plural, using conversion data of predetermined bits comprising: a holding unit configured to hold input data in K×N bits; an acquisition unit configured to acquire from the conversion data a number of bit patterns corresponding to a decimal value expressed by N bits among a conversion target to convert the input data held by the holding unit by N-bit units; a storage unit configured to store a pattern of N bits corresponding to a decimal value obtained from a bit pattern acquired by the acquisition unit in a bit position of the conversion target; and an updating unit configured to update the bit position of the conversion target each time the acquisition unit and the storage unit perform processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuru Kondo
  • Patent number: 8218158
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a feeding portion that feeds an original or a recording medium, a reading portion that reads an original, and a recording portion that performs recording on a recording medium. The original or recording medium fed from the feeding portion can be selectively conveyed to the reading portion or the recording portion, thereby allowing for compactness of the apparatus as well as cost reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Kawazoe, Haruo Uchida, Nozomu Nishiberi, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Yasuyuki Asai, Mitsuru Kondo
  • Publication number: 20120081421
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a system for stirring pigment ink whose pigment particles in a container subside without moving the container containing pigment ink, and detecting that pigment particles have been stirred satisfactorily. To achieve this, a pair of electrodes greatly different in surface area and at least one of which has an inconstant width are arranged outside a container containing pigment ink whose pigment particles subside. An AC power supply is connected to the electrodes and applies an AC voltage to them. Then, an electric field generated between the electrodes causes induced polarization in pigment particles which subside in the container. The pigment particles are attracted to a portion having high electric field intensity. Convection occurs in the container, stirring the subsiding pigment particles. Based on a voltage detected by an interelectrode voltage detector, it is detected that pigment particles are dispersed sufficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mitsuru Kondo