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: 9493163
    Abstract: When an oncoming vehicle in an oncoming lane is detected in the case where a vehicle equipped with a driving support apparatus moves to a position across a portion of a boundary between an original traveling lane of the vehicle and the oncoming lane in order to pass a preceding vehicle, passing control is interrupted. When the departure of the oncoming vehicle from the oncoming lane is confirmed, the interruption of the passing control is canceled and the passing is performed. When the oncoming vehicle does not depart, or when it the oncoming vehicle is determined to depart but a vehicle following the oncoming vehicle is detected, the interruption of the passing control is maintained and the vehicle is returned to behind the preceding vehicle in the original traveling lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro Ezoe, Takayuki Nagase, Osamu Takahashi, Koji Matsuno, Harunobu Horiguchi, Masato Mizoguchi, Yasushi Takaso, Hajime Oyama
  • Patent number: 9416533
    Abstract: A device for damping a transmitted vibration by the moment of inertia of a fly wheel and the adjustable resistance force of a viscous magnetic fluid to allow the viscous magnetic fluid exerts its property even under no external power source. A sleeve with an attached ball nut is disposed in a first cylinder so as to reciprocate. The reciprocating motion of the sleeve is converted into a rotational motion by a ball screw to rotate a fly wheel in a second cylinder and a generator rotating shaft. Between the fly wheel and the inner surface of the second cylinder, a sealed space is formed in which a viscous magnetic fluid is sealed. A magnetic field generating unit which generates a magnetic field running across the sealed space with the fly wheel serving as a part of a magnetic circuit is disposed on the inner circumference of the second cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventors: Osamu Takahashi, Tetsuya Tomizawa, Kazuhiko Shibata, Yusuke Sato
  • Patent number: 9405214
    Abstract: There is provided an image forming apparatus including: a forming section having an image holding member and an developing portion, and configured to apply a developing bias voltage to the developing portion to develop an electrostatic latent image on the image holding member; a sensor configured to detect a mark formed by the forming section; a storage; and a controller configured to perform: forming first and second marks, obtaining the densities of the first and second marks, obtaining a slope, and determining a target bias voltage value, and storing the target bias voltage value in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Marika Ogiso, Osamu Takahashi, Yasuhiro Shimamura, Tetsuya Okano, Yoshifumi Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 9388062
    Abstract: An ozone generator generates ozone gas; a gas-liquid mixer mixes the ozone gas and a liquid; a liquid storage tank separates an introduced gas-liquid mixture into gas and a liquid; a circulation path circulates gas among the ozone generator, the gas-liquid mixer and the liquid storage tank; and an opening and closing control means controls a flow of gas flowing out through a gas outlet port of the liquid storage tank in accordance with a stored liquid amount in the liquid storage tank. As a result, the stored liquid amount of the liquid stored in the liquid storage tank can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Takahashi, Keiichiroh Watanabe, Akira Yoshida, Masaaki Ozaki, Hirotsugu Matoba
  • Patent number: 9383194
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus, an error detection mark is formed by using an image forming unit on the surface of a carrier along a detection line passing through an exposure position in a carrier moving direction. The error detection mark includes a first mark and a second mark spaced from each other by a fixed distance in the carrier moving direction. The error detection mark is measured by the sensor. A measurement error of the sensor for a registration mark is determined based on the measured values for the first mark and second mark. A registration mark is formed by using the image forming unit on the surface of the carrier on the detection line. The registration mark is measured using the sensor. Offset of an image-forming position is corrected based on the determined measurement error and a measured value for the registration mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Takahashi, Noritaka Iwama
  • Patent number: 9378926
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method of lithography includes generating a beam of electrons. A first pixel and a second pixel are each configured to pattern the beam. Using time domain multiplex loading, the first and second pixels are controlled such that the beam is patterned. The patterning includes receiving a first clock signal and using the first clock signal to generate a second clock signal and a third clock signal. The second clock signal is sent to the first pixel and sending the third clock signal is sent to the second pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Zhang Kuo, Ping-Lin Yang, Cheng-Chung Lin, Osamu Takahashi, Sang Hoo Dhong
  • Patent number: 9362899
    Abstract: A clock regenerator includes a pulse generating module, a control logic module, a gating module and an output module. The pulse generating module is configured to receive a global clock signal and produce a periodic pulse signal triggered by a rising edge of the global clock signal. The control logic module is configured to receive a plurality of control signals and produce a pulse-type setting signal and a gating signal according to the periodic pulse signal and the control signals. The gating module is configured to produce an intermediate clock signal according to the pulse-type setting signal and the gating signal. The output module is configured to provide a local clock signal according to the intermediate clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Zhang Kuo, Ping-Lin Yang, Cheng-Chung Lin, Osamu Takahashi, Sang Hoo Dhong
  • Patent number: 9354356
    Abstract: A polymer film that has an in-plane retardation Re(?) and a thickness-direction retardation Rth(?) satisfying formula (i) and (ii), and that further has a surface energy of at least one surface is from 50 mN/m to 80 mN/m: 0?Re(630)?10, and |Rth(630)|?25;??(i) and |Re(400)?Re(700)|?10, and |Rth(400)?Rth(700)|?35.??(ii) in the formulae, Re(?) and Rth(?) are measurement values at the wavelength of ? nm, and an optically-compensatory film, an optical material such as a polarizer and a liquid-crystal display device using the polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Omatsu, Hajime Nakayama, Akihiro Matsufuji, Osamu Takahashi, Shigeaki Nimura, Yousuke Nishiura
  • Publication number: 20160051844
    Abstract: The particle beam irradiation room of the invention includes: an irradiation execution room in which a patient table having a detachable-attachable top board and an actuation device for actuating the top board is mounted, and that is surrounded by a shielding wall; a passage formed in the shielding wall on its side where a pre-room for positioning the patient relative to the top board is located, in a form that allows the patient positioned relative to the top board to pass straight to the irradiation execution room by a transport apparatus; and a shielding door at the irradiation-room entrance located on a side of the passage toward the pre-room, for shielding against a leakage radiation at the radiation of the particle beam so that the leakage radiation is kept at a management value or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Tajiri, Osamu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20160008631
    Abstract: An irradiation apparatus radiates a particle beam after forming the beam for plural layers. A dose monitor measures a dose in real time. A dose evaluation unit evaluates an irradiation dose for each layer on the basis of a value measured by the dose monitor and a dose calibration factor set for each layer. An irradiation control section performs radiation control for each layer on the basis of an evaluation result of the dose evaluation unit. An interpolation value generation unit uses actual-measurement dose-calibration factors obtained by radiating a particle beam to a simulated phantom provided with a calibration dosimeter, to generate an interpolation estimation value of the dose calibration factor. For each layer subject to the interpolation value, and based on an irradiation condition of that layer, the interpolation value generation unit performs weighting on each of the actual-measurement dose-calibration factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi HARADA, Masahiro IKEDA, Osamu TAKAHASHI, Nobuhiko INA, Yuehu PU, Takaaki IWATA
  • Publication number: 20160010722
    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: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Sungjin KIM, Hideaki KAWAHARA, Osamu TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20150375748
    Abstract: When a vehicle equipped with a driving support apparatus moves from an original traveling lane into a lane for passing in order to pass a preceding vehicle and an oncoming vehicle appears in the lane for passing, the safe passing of the preceding vehicle is determined to be impossible and the passing is interrupted even when the oncoming vehicle decelerates, in the case where a deceleration change amount the oncoming vehicle is smaller than a threshold. On the other hand, when the deceleration change amount of the oncoming vehicle is equal to or greater than the threshold, whereby safety with respect to surrounding vehicles can be confirmed, and it is determined the vehicle can be safely returned in front of the preceding vehicle, the passing of the preceding vehicle is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Takayuki NAGASE, Koji MATSUNO, Shiro EZOE, Harunobu HORIGUCHI, Hajime OYAMA, Yasushi TAKASO, Masato MIZOGUCHI, Osamu TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20150367854
    Abstract: When an oncoming vehicle in an oncoming lane is detected in the case where a vehicle equipped with a driving support apparatus moves to a position across a portion of a boundary between an original traveling lane of the vehicle and the oncoming lane in order to pass a preceding vehicle, passing control is interrupted. When the departure of the oncoming vehicle from the oncoming lane is confirmed, the interruption of the passing control is canceled and the passing is performed. When the oncoming vehicle does not depart, or when it the oncoming vehicle is determined to depart but a vehicle following the oncoming vehicle is detected, the interruption of the passing control is maintained and the vehicle is returned to behind the preceding vehicle in the original traveling lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Shiro EZOE, Takayuki NAGASE, Osamu TAKAHASHI, Koji MATSUNO, Harunobu HORIGUCHI, Masato MIZOGUCHI, Yasushi TAKASO, Hajime OYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150345134
    Abstract: A device for damping a transmitted vibration by the moment of inertia of a fly wheel and the adjustable resistance force of a viscous magnetic fluid to allow the viscous magnetic fluid exerts its property even under no external power source. A sleeve with an attached ball nut is disposed in a first cylinder so as to reciprocate. The reciprocating motion of the sleeve is converted into a rotational motion by a ball screw to rotate a fly wheel in a second cylinder and a generator rotating shaft. Between the fly wheel and the inner surface of the second cylinder, a sealed space is formed in which a viscous magnetic fluid is sealed. A magnetic field generating unit which generates a magnetic field running across the sealed space with the fly wheel serving as a part of a magnetic circuit is disposed on the inner circumference of the second cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Osamu Takahashi, Tetsuya Tomizawa, Kazuhiko Shibata, Yusuke Sato
  • Patent number: 9202662
    Abstract: A system includes an integrated circuit (IC) design data base having a feature, a source configured to generate a radiation beam, a pattern generator (PG) including a mirror array plate and an electrode plate disposed over the mirror array plate, wherein the electrode plate includes a lens let having a first dimension and a second dimension perpendicular to the first dimension with the first dimension larger than the second dimension so that the lens let modifies the radiation beam to form the long shaped radiation beam, and a stage configured secured the substrate. The system further includes an electric field generator connecting the mirror array plate. The mirror array plate includes a mirror. The mirror absorbs or reflects the radiation beam. The radiation beam includes electron beam or ion beam. The second dimension is equal to a minimum dimension of the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jimmy Hsiao, Ming-Zhang Kuo, Ping-Lin Yang, Cheng-Chung Lin, Osamu Takahashi, Sang Hoo Dhong
  • Patent number: 9158256
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: rotators; a drive motor configured to drive the plurality of rotators and including a hall element configured to output a hall signal according to a change of a magnetic field; a counter configured to count the hall signal; an image forming unit forming a color image on a recording medium; and a controller configured to function as: an acquiring unit controlling the image forming unit to form a test pattern on the recording medium, and acquiring correction information based on the formed test pattern; a phase managing unit managing the phases of the rotators based on a count value of the counter from the formation start timing; and a correcting unit correcting the positional deviation based on the phases which are managed by the phase managing unit, and the correction information acquired by the acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150280292
    Abstract: To provide a battery temperature adjustment unit capable of efficiently supplying air adjusted to an appropriate temperature to a battery. A unit provided in a module case accommodating a battery includes a unit case having an air inlet and an air outlet, a heat exchanger disposed in the unit case, and a blower disposed in the unit case, in which air in the module case is sucked through the air inlet by the blower while being blown out through the air outlet and circulates through the module case and the air blown out through the air outlet includes air that has passed through the heat exchanger and air that has not passed through the heat exchanger. The unit also includes a heater disposed in parallel with a heat exchanger for cooling or disposed closer to the air inlet than the heat exchanger for cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Hideki Nagano, Osamu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150266084
    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: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: NITTAN VALVE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimizu, Shinya Endoh, Osamu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150217137
    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: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Osamu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9091804
    Abstract: A polymer film that has an in-plane retardation Re(?) and a thickness-direction retardation Rth(?) satisfying formula (i) and (ii), and that further has a surface energy of at least one surface is from 50 mN/m to 80 mN/m: 0?Re(630)?10, and |Rth(630)|?25; and??(i) |Re(400)?Re(700)|?10, and |Rth(400)?Rth(700)|?35.??(ii) in the formulae, Re(?) and Rth(?) are measurement values at the wavelength of ? nm, and an optically-compensatory film, an optical material such as a polarizer and a liquid-crystal display device using the polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Omatsu, Hajime Nakayama, Akihiro Matsufuji, Osamu Takahashi, Shigeaki Nimura, Takako Nishiura