Patents by Inventor Osamu Takahashi

Osamu Takahashi 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: 11189850
    Abstract: A reformer of the present disclosure includes a reformer body which has a cylindrical shape and extends horizontally, introducing raw fuel and water to perform a reforming reaction, the reformer body including therein a vaporization portion which generates steam, and a reforming portion which reacts the steam generated in the vaporization portion with raw fuel to generate a reformed gas; a raw fuel introduction pipe which introduces the raw fuel into the reformer body; a water introduction pipe including therein a water passage which introduces water into the reformer body; and a vaporization accelerating portion which is disposed in at least one of the vaporization portion and the water introduction pipe and accelerates vaporization of water in the vaporization portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Yokoo, Osamu Yamazaki, Tatsuya Kanbayashi, Takayuki Maruyama, Naruto Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11153972
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a passive component, which is a surface mounting component, includes: a substrate body having insulating property; an internal conductor built into the substrate body; and an external electrode provided on a mounting face of the substrate body and electrically connected to the internal conductor; wherein the external electrode has a face parallel with the mounting face of the substrate body, and a concaved part which is concaved with reference to the parallel face toward the mounting face side of the substrate body and whose shape at the parallel face is circular or oval. The passive component can prevent its joining strength with a circuit board from decreasing, while preventing the component size from increasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20210304951
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a coil component according to one or more embodiments includes a step of forming a conductor pattern on a magnetic sheet from a conductive paste containing conductive particles, organic particles made of an organic material, and a binder resin; a step of laminating a plurality of the magnetic sheets on which the conductor pattern has been formed to form a laminate; a first heating step of heating the laminate at a first temperature that is equal to or higher than a decomposition temperature of the binder resin, equal to or higher than a sintering onset temperature of the conductive particles, and lower than a thermal decomposition temperature of the organic particles; and a second heating step of heating the laminate at a second temperature higher than the thermal decomposition temperature of the organic particles. The conductive paste may include inorganic particles made of an inorganic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshikazu MARUYAMA, Osamu TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210304950
    Abstract: A coil component includes: a substrate body containing metal magnetic grains whose primary component is iron and which contains silicon and a metal that oxidizes more easily than iron, and an oxide layer covering the surfaces of the metal magnetic grains and joining multiple numbers of the metal magnetic grains together; a coil conductor provided in the substrate body; external electrodes provided on the surface of the substrate body and electrically connected to the coil conductor; and a bonding part positioned between the metal magnetic grains and the external electrodes, wherein the concentration of iron decreases in a substantially continuous manner from the metal magnetic grains to the external electrodes. The external electrodes can have improved joining strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Osamu TAKAHASHI, Yasuyuki TAKI
  • Publication number: 20210271062
    Abstract: An observation device includes a microscope. The microscope includes an illumination light beam source, an illumination optical system, and an observation optical system forming an optical image of an observation target from reflected light beams obtained by reflection of illumination light beams by the observation target. The observation optical system includes a phase plate changing the phase of directly reflected light beams reflected on a reflection surface among the reflected light beams. Both the illumination optical system and the observation optical system are arranged under the observation target. The observation device includes an image pickup device photoelectrically converting the optical image obtained by the observation optical system to create image data of the observation target and a display device displaying the image data. The illumination light beam emitted from the illumination optical system is a collimated light beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Osamu HONMOU, Daiki TATEYAMA, Kosuke TAKAHASHI, Kosei TATEYAMA, Yoshihiro YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210271182
    Abstract: A high-voltage electrical circuit board is located in a first region that is a region at one side of photosensitive drums in a first direction and outside of the photosensitive drums in the first direction. A first motor drives a conveyance mechanism. A second motor is located in a second region and drives each photosensitive drum. A third motor is located in the second region and drives each developing roller to rotate and to drive a separation mechanism configured to individually move the developing rollers between a contact position and a separation position. A control board is located in the second region. The control board includes a controller configured to control a first applying circuit, the first motor, the second motor, and the third motor. The first motor, the second motor, the third motor, and the control board are located at different positions from one another in the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu TAKAHASHI, Masaaki WAKIZAKA, Kentaro AOYAMA, Shunsuke HACHIYA, Toshinori ARAKI, Keita INOUE, Shinta SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20210250405
    Abstract: A digital sensor network is overlaid on an integrated circuit for identifying and mapping hotspots in the integrated circuit. The digital sensor network may include a plurality of digital sensors distributed within an area of an integrated circuit component of an integrated circuit. Each of the plurality of digital sensors may include a ring oscillator and may be configured to output a counter value of a ring oscillator counted over a designated period. A sensor network control unit may be provided that is communicatively connected to the plurality of digital sensors via a communication circuit. The sensor network control unit may be configured to receive a plurality of counter values including the counter value from each of the plurality of digital sensors and identify a hotspot within the area of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Bogdan TUTUIANU, Osamu TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 11055463
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for automating design of an integrated circuit. In an embodiment, an integrated circuit design file is received that specifies logic elements. A plurality logic elements are identified that share a common input signal. A determination is made that the each of plurality of logic elements include a series of transistors. Upon said determining, the integrated circuit design is modified by identifying first and second transistors for a first of the logic elements, identifying first and second transistors for a second of the logic elements, deleting the second transistor of the second logic element, and routing an output of the first transistor of the second logic element to an input of the second transistor of the first logic element. The modified integrated circuit design is stored in a non-transitory computer-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Guru Prasad, Osamu Takahashi, Yu Wang
  • Publication number: 20210096498
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a controller, a main body frame, a cartridge and a display. The cartridge includes a memory, a cartridge data terminal and a cartridge detection terminal. The controller includes a main body data terminal and a main body detection terminal. The main body data terminal is electrically connected to the cartridge data terminal. The main body detection terminal is electrically connected to the cartridge detection terminal in the case where the cartridge is attached to the main body frame. The controller is configured to perform determining whether the main body detection terminal and the cartridge detection terminal are electrically connected with each other. The controller is configured to perform displaying a determination result of the determining whether the main body detection terminal and the cartridge detection terminal are electrically connected with each other on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinta SUGIURA, Keita INOUE, Tatsuro YOKOI, Seiya SATO, Osamu TAKAHASHI, Toshinori ARAKI, Masaaki W AKIZAKA, Koji AKAGI
  • Publication number: 20210041831
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main body, a drum cartridge removably attached to the main body, and a belt unit removably attached to the main body. The main body includes a drum power supply, a belt power supply, and a controller configured to start supplying power from the drum power supply to a drum memory of the drum cartridge, start supplying power from the belt power supply to a belt memory of the belt unit, stop supplying the power from the drum power supply to the drum memory after starting supplying the power from the drum power supply to the drum memory, and stop supplying the power from the belt power supply to the belt memory after starting supplying the power from the belt power supply to the belt memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshinori ARAKI, Tatsuro YOKOI, Seiya SATO, Shinta SUGIURA, Koji AKAGI, Masaaki WAKIZAKA, Keita INOUE, Osamu TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10835779
    Abstract: An action information processing device includes: a biological sensor which acquires biological information; a motion sensor which acquires action information including a first action indicating a predetermined action and a second action executed before the start of the first action; an information acquisition unit which acquires the biological information and the action information; a mental information processing unit which estimates mental state information from the biological information; an action decision unit which calculates an action of a subject from the action information and decides whether the first action is success or failure, based on a predetermined decision condition; and an action advice output information unit which outputs action advice information about the second action, based on the mental state information about the second action and a result of the decision about the first action by the action decision unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Itasaka, Osamu Takahashi, Michihiro Nagaishi, Hideaki Yamada, Yuji Kamichika
  • Publication number: 20200281078
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a passive component, which is a surface mounting component, includes: a substrate body having insulating property; an internal conductor built into the substrate body; and an external electrode provided on a mounting face of the substrate body and electrically connected to the internal conductor; wherein the external electrode has a face parallel with the mounting face of the substrate body, and a concaved part which is concaved with reference to the parallel face toward the mounting face side of the substrate body and whose shape at the parallel face is circular or oval. The passive component can prevent its joining strength with a circuit board from decreasing, while preventing the component size from increasing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventor: Osamu TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10473622
    Abstract: Provided is a method for flaw inspection of a stem joint of a valve including: an internal flaw inspection step including causing a flaw detection probe to be disposed so as to face upward in water in a tank in an ultrasonic inspection chamber, holding a valve in such fashion as to cause the tip to face the flaw detection probe, and inspecting for a flaw at the interior of the stem joint; and a surface flaw inspection step including causing a flaw detection probe to be disposed horizontally in an eddy-current inspection chamber, holding a valve in such fashion as to cause the side face of a stem of the valve to be close to and facing the flaw detection probe, inspecting for a flaw on the surface of the stem joint while the flaw detection probe and the valve are made to engage in mutual rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nittan Valve Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Abe, Shigeru Uchida, Osamu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10029298
    Abstract: A chuck device in a robot hand is used when receiving a primary formed workpiece from electrode chucks. After receiving the primary formed workpiece, and before inserting the primary formed workpiece from its shaft stem part into an insertion hole in a forging press main body, a portion held by the electrode chucks of the primary formed workpiece is gripped by a chuck device different from the chuck device, to release the gripping of the primary formed workpiece by the chuck device. Therefore, it is possible to insert the holding portion held by the electrode chucks from the side of the shaft stem part of the primary formed workpiece into the insertion hole. Thereby providing a bar material transfer method capable of accurately inserting the bar material from its one end into a predetermined positioning hole even if a bar material serving as a workpiece is short.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NITTAN VALVE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimizu, Shinya Endoh, Osamu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20180156753
    Abstract: Provided is a method for flaw inspection of a stem joint of a valve including: an internal flaw inspection step including causing a flaw detection probe to be disposed so as to face upward in water in a tank in an ultrasonic inspection chamber, holding a valve in such fashion as to cause the tip to face the flaw detection probe, and inspecting for a flaw at the interior of the stem joint; and a surface flaw inspection step including causing a flaw detection probe to be disposed horizontally in an eddy-current inspection chamber, holding a valve in such fashion as to cause the side face of a stem of the valve to be close to and facing the flaw detection probe, inspecting for a flaw on the surface of the stem joint while the flaw detection probe and the valve are made to engage in mutual rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Yuichi ABE, Shigeru UCHIDA, Osamu TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 9983501
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprising: an exposing unit including: a first light source comprising a first light emitter and a first light receiver including a first electric output responsive to a received light quantity of the first light emitter; a second light source comprising a second light emitter and a second light receiver including a second electric output responsive to a received light quantity of the second light emitter; and a first light-source driver electrically connected to the first light source and the second light source. The first light-source driver includes: a first output terminal electrically connected to the first light emitter; a second output terminal electrically connected to the second light emitter; and an input terminal electrically connected to both the first electric output and the second electric output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Michihiro Shimadu, Osamu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20180133547
    Abstract: An action information processing device includes: a biological sensor which acquires biological information; a motion sensor which acquires action information including a first action indicating a predetermined action and a second action executed before the start of the first action; an information acquisition unit which acquires the biological information and the action information; a mental information processing unit which estimates mental state information from the biological information; an action decision unit which calculates an action of a subject from the action information and decides whether the first action is success or failure, based on a predetermined decision condition; and an action advice output information unit which outputs action advice information about the second action, based on the mental state information about the second action and a result of the decision about the first action by the action decision unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke ITASAKA, Osamu TAKAHASHI, Michihiro NAGAISHI, Hideaki YAMADA, Yuji KAMICHIKA
  • Patent number: 9967969
    Abstract: A multilayer printed circuit board includes a plurality of wire layers and mounted with a switching power supply, wherein at least three broad patterns, which are formed on at least three wire layers, and a via for connecting the at least three broad patterns are provided to a power supply path connecting a connector, which is to be connected to an external power supply, and the switching power supply, a first capacitor is connected to the connector-side broad pattern, a second capacitor is connected to the switching power supply-side broad pattern, and a ?-type filter is configured with parasitic inductance, which is generated by the at least three broad patterns and the via, the first capacitor, and the second capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9927002
    Abstract: A friction transmission belt includes a belt body, formed of a rubber composition, looped over a pulley, and transmitting power. The friction transmission belt includes a reinforcing fabric wrapping at least a surface, of the belt body, in contact with the pulley. The reinforcing fabric is a knitted fabric, and on the surface of the belt body in contact with the pulley, a wale direction of the reinforcing fabric is a direction in which the friction transmission belt travels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Sungjin Kim, Hideaki Kawahara, Osamu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9913996
    Abstract: According to a three-dimensional image capture system of the invention, it includes a three-dimensional measuring device that is placed on a top board and performs image-capturing of a patient to thereby generate three-dimensional-image data, and a three-dimensional-image processing device that generates from the three-dimensional-image data, a three-dimensional image associated with a reference coordinate system with reference to the top board or a floor of a room, and that displays the three-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Osamu Takahashi