Patents by Inventor Naoki Inoue

Naoki Inoue 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: 20220143987
    Abstract: A printing system includes: a control unit; and a printing device including: a supply unit configured to be attached with a supply roll configured by an ink ribbon; a winding unit configured to be attached with a winding roll for winding the ink ribbon fed out from the supply roll; a ribbon motor configured to rotationally drive at least one of the supply unit and the winding unit; a thermal head configured to perform printing by heating the ink ribbon transported from the supply roll toward the winding roll by driving the ribbon motor; and a head drive source configured to move the thermal head. The control unit is configured to control the ribbon motor to decrease tension of the ink ribbon when the thermal head is moved in a first direction, in which the tension of the ink ribbon increases, with the head drive source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventor: Naoki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11281103
    Abstract: A composition for forming an upper layer film is applied onto a resist film formed using an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition, and includes a resin X and a compound A having a radical trapping group. A pattern forming method includes applying an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition onto a substrate to form a resist film, applying the composition for forming an upper layer film onto the resist film to form an upper layer film on the resist film, exposing the resist film having the upper layer film formed thereon, and developing the exposed resist film using a developer including an organic solvent to form a pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Hatakeyama, Naoki Inoue, Naohiro Tango, Michihiro Shirakawa, Akiyoshi Goto
  • Publication number: 20220068639
    Abstract: Methods of forming patterned structures suitable for a multiple patterning process are disclosed. Exemplary methods include forming a layer overlying the substrate by providing a precursor to the reaction chamber for a precursor pulse period, providing a reactant to the reaction chamber for a reactant pulse period, applying a first plasma power having a first frequency (e.g., less than 1 MHz) for a first plasma power period, and optionally applying a second plasma power having a second frequency for a second plasma power period, wherein the first frequency is different than the second frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Naoki Inoue, Ryu Nakano, Shinya Yamada, Mao Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20220068647
    Abstract: Methods of forming patterned features on a surface of a substrate are disclosed. Exemplary methods include using a plasma-enhanced cyclical deposition process to form a transformable layer including a first material and exposing the transformable layer to energy to form a second material. The first or second material can be selectively etched relative to the other of the first and second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: SeungHyun Lee, YeaHyun Gu, Hyunchul Kim, Naoki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11254141
    Abstract: A printing system includes: a control unit; and a printing device including: a supply unit configured to be attached with a supply roll configured by an ink ribbon; a winding unit configured to be attached with a winding roll for winding the ink ribbon fed out from the supply roll; a ribbon motor configured to rotationally drive at least one of the supply unit and the winding unit; a thermal head configured to perform printing by heating the ink ribbon transported from the supply roll toward the winding roll by driving the ribbon motor; and a head drive source configured to move the thermal head. The control unit is configured to control the ribbon motor to decrease tension of the ink ribbon when the thermal head is moved in a first direction, in which the tension of the ink ribbon increases, with the head drive source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11249395
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a pattern forming method including a step for forming an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive film on a substrate using an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition, a step for forming an upper layer film on the actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive film using a composition for forming an upper layer film, a step for exposing a laminate film including the actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive film and the upper layer film, and a step for developing the exposed laminate film using a developer including an organic solvent. The composition for forming an upper layer film contains a resin (XA), a resin (XB) containing fluorine atoms, a basic compound (XC), and a solvent (XD), and the resin (XA) is a resin not containing fluorine atoms, or in a case where the resin (XA) contains fluorine atoms, the resin (XA) is a resin having a lower content of fluorine atoms than that in the resin (XB), based on a mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Inoue, Naohiro Tango, Michihiro Shirakawa, Akiyoshi Goto
  • Publication number: 20220023416
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an effective vaccine capable of preventing and treating congenital infection with CMV. The vaccine for preventing or treating congenital infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) according to the present invention comprises a CMV envelope glycoprotein B (gB protein) antigen and a pentamer antigen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Masaharu TORIKAI, Hiroaki MORI, Tomohiro NISHIMURA, Takahiro KATAYAMA, Kohsuke HAZEYAMA, Miyuki MATSUMOTO, Hiroyuki SHIMIZU, Naoki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20220028678
    Abstract: Provided is a thin film deposition process that allows high-precision control of the in-plane distribution of a thin film being deposited on a substrate. The process is a process of depositing a thin film on a substrate in a chamber by atomic layer deposition (ALD) which includes repeating a deposition cycle to deposit the thin film on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventor: Naoki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11198168
    Abstract: A first-face forming portion of a workpiece and a second-face forming portion spaced apart from it by the length of an intermediate portion are clamped with a first-face forming die and a second-face forming die, respectively. The first-face forming die is moved either upward or downward and the second-face forming die is moved in a direction toward the first-face forming die, and the second-face forming die is pressed against the first-face forming die to shape the upright wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Tsuchiya, Naoki Inoue, Toshifumi Matsuda, Masahiro Koike
  • Publication number: 20210346494
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to provide a modified CMV gB protein that can induce a group of antibodies including a high ratio of neutralizing antibodies that exhibit a high neutralizing activity against a CMV gB protein, in comparison with a wild type CMV gB, upon induction of immunity and that can be used in the prevention and/or treatment of CMV infection and a CMV vaccine comprising the modified CMV gB protein. The modified CMV gB protein according to the present invention is a modified CMV gB protein having an improved ability to induce body region-recognizing antibodies and comprising modification in a head region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Masaharu TORIKAI, Hiroaki MORI, Tomohiro NISHIMURA, Miyuki MATSUMOTO, Hiroyuki SHIMIZU, Akihiro KOUBE, Takamasa NAGATOMO, Naoki INOUE
  • Patent number: 11165518
    Abstract: A test control unit executes first measurement of changing the power of a transmission signal transmitted by the mobile terminal in a first range and second measurement of changing the power of the transmission signal transmitted by the mobile terminal in a second range lower than the first range, determines a first threshold TH1 and a second threshold TH2 based on the measurement result 21 of the second measurement, and divides the measurement period into a first measurement period Tr1, a second measurement period Tr2, and a third measurement period Trc, based on the first threshold TH1 and the second threshold TH2. The test control unit determines, as a test result, a measurement result 21 measured in the second measurement in the first measurement period Tr1 and the second measurement period Tr2, and a measurement result 20 measured in the first measurement in a third measurement period Trc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ANRITSU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20210281341
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile terminal testing apparatus, a mobile terminal testing system, and a control method for a mobile terminal testing apparatus which can prevent the level of the multiplexed signal transmitted and received to and from a mobile terminal from being misidentified. Provided is a mobile terminal testing apparatus which tests a waveform of a multiplexed signal obtained by multiplexing a uplink signal transmitted by a mobile terminal and a downlink signal transmitted to the mobile terminal by time division multiplexing, in which area information 21 of a first display mode indicating the uplink signal and area information 22 of a second display mode indicating the downlink signal are displayed in association with the waveform 23 of the multiplexed signal, on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventor: Naoki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20210281333
    Abstract: A test control unit executes first measurement of changing the power of a transmission signal transmitted by the mobile terminal in a first range and second measurement of changing the power of the transmission signal transmitted by the mobile terminal in a second range lower than the first range, determines a first threshold TH1 and a second threshold TH2 based on the measurement result 21 of the second measurement, and divides the measurement period into a first measurement period Tr1, a second measurement period Tr2, and a third measurement period Trc, based on the first threshold TH1 and the second threshold TH2. The test control unit determines, as a test result, a measurement result 21 measured in the second measurement in the first measurement period Tr1 and the second measurement period Tr2, and a measurement result 20 measured in the first measurement in a third measurement period Trc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventor: Naoki INOUE
  • Patent number: 11106156
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus in which a cartridge is detachably mounted, wherein the cartridge includes: a storage unit that stores one or a plurality of sets of information associating identification information assigned according to a classification for image forming apparatus with control information used to control the image forming apparatus, and a management unit that, in response to a request from an image forming apparatus in which the cartridge is mounted, provides information stored in the storage unit; and the image forming apparatus comprises: a holding unit that holds identification information assigned to the image forming apparatus itself, and an acquisition unit that, with the identification information held in the holding unit, requests to and acquire from the cartridge corresponding control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20210266080
    Abstract: A test control unit controls a mobile terminal such that a first period T1, T3, T5, and T7 in which power of a transmission signal is maintained constant, and a second period T2, T4, T6, and T8 in which the power of the transmission signal is changed stepwise are alternately and continuously repeated, and changes a maximum value of signal power that is receivable by a pseudo base station unit in each first period T1, T3, T5, and T7, according to a power range of the transmission signal to be changed in each second period T2, T4, T6, and T8. A minimum value of the signal power that is receivable by the pseudo base station unit is determined, according to a maximum value of the signal power that is receivable by the pseudo base station unit and a reception dynamic range of a mobile terminal testing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventor: Naoki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20210255919
    Abstract: A replaceable unit includes: a communication unit configured to perform communication with a main body; a non-volatile memory storing code information indicating whether a configuration of an error detection code is a first configuration or a second configuration. The communication unit is further configured to store, in a volatile memory, the code information, execute the communication in accordance with the code information in the volatile memory, and, upon receiving a change command, update the code information stored in the volatile memory, the first configuration uses an error detection code of a first code length, the second configuration uses an error detection code of a second code length longer than the first code length, and the first configuration is used for the change command in order to change from the first configuration to the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventor: Naoki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20210228675
    Abstract: A composition for inhibiting the formation of hypertrophic scar, comprising at least one of a polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence having a dipeptide sequence represented by Pro-Hyp or Hyp-Gly, a chemically-modified form thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicants: FUKUOKA UNIVERSITY, NITTA GELATIN INC.
    Inventors: Shiro JIMI, Masahiko KIMURA, Naoki INOUE, Maiko SHIMIZU, Seiko KOIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20210181504
    Abstract: To provide an image display device for enabling a polarization axis direction of a reflection type polarizing plate to be identified with simplicity and accuracy, and enabling an adjustment in the polarization reflection axis direction to be made with high accuracy, a wire grid polarizing plate for enabling the polarization axis direction to be examined simply, and the like, a head-up display device (1) in the present invention is an image display device provided with an image display (14) that outputs image light which is polarized light, a reflection type polarizing plate (15) having an reflecting surface (28) that reflects the image light, and a projection plate (11) onto which the image light reflected by the reflection type polarizing plate is projected, and is characterized in that the reflection type polarizing plate allows a bright line (B) as an indicator indicative of the polarization axis direction of the reflecting surface to be observed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaru SUGIYAMA, Naoki INOUE, Nao KITAMICHI
  • Patent number: 11031610
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack includes a stack body formed by stacking a plurality of power generation cells. A first seal line of a first metal separator and a second seal line of a second metal separator protrude in a stacking direction of the stack body in a manner to contact a resin film. An insulator is provided with a first elastic seal member which contacts a second end seal line. The width of the first elastic seal member is larger than the maximum width of the second end seal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Ikeda, Naoki Inoue, Yosuke Yoshizawa, Masashi Wada
  • Patent number: 10942815
    Abstract: A storage control system to provide file-level storage and block-level storage services. The storage control system has a computer system including a second I/O unit configured to receive block-level storage related requests, a processor unit, a first memory unit, and a storage unit; and a programmable logic device including a first I/O unit configured to receive file-level storage related requests, an interface unit configured to communicate with the computer system, one or more programmable hardware-implemented processing units and for processing of file-level storage related requests, and a second memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: HITACHI, LTD., HITACHI VANTARA LLC
    Inventors: Sathisha Poojary, Christopher James Aston, Graham Ellement, Simon Carl Johnson, Hiroyuki Mitome, Naoki Inoue, Norimitsu Hayakawa, Yukari Hatta, Yasuo Hirata, Ryosuke Matsubara