Patents by Inventor Reiko Yoshimura

Reiko Yoshimura 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: 10761051
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an arrangement includes: a collection unit collecting a detection target gas containing a molecule to be detected; a detector including a detection cell that has an organic probe provided in a sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the collected molecule, and a discriminator discriminating the molecule by a detection signal generated by the molecule being captured by the organic probe of the detection cell. The detection cell has the organic probe including a dicyanovinyl structure or a coumarin structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko Yamada, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Reiko Yoshimura, Hiroko Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Oki, Yasushi Shinjo, Masaki Atsuta
  • Publication number: 20200191687
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus includes a detector. The detector includes: a vibrator having a piezoelectric member that has a first surface and a second surface, a first electrode connected to the first surface, a second electrode connected to the second surface, and a third electrode connected to the second surface and disconnected from the second electrode; a sensitive film overlapping at least one part of the second electrode and at least one part of the third electrode and configured to change a vibration frequency of the vibrator in response to an interaction with target molecules; and a detection electrode to detect the changed vibration frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasushi SHINJO, Yongfang LI, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Yutaka NAKAI, Reiko YOSHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10677770
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus 1 according to an embodiment includes: a collection unit collecting detection target gas containing molecules to be detected; a detector including a detection cell having an organic probe provided at a sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the collected molecule to be detected; and a discriminator discriminating the molecule to be detected by a detection signal generated by the molecule being captured by the organic probe. The detection cell has the organic probe containing a phosphonic acid structure or phosphoric acid structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko Yamada, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Reiko Yoshimura, Norikazu Osada, Hiroko Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Oki
  • Publication number: 20200086266
    Abstract: The embodiments provide an acidic gas absorbent having low diffusibility, an acidic gas removal method, and an acidic gas removal apparatus. The acidic gas absorbent according to the embodiment comprises: an amine compound having a vapor pressure of 0.001 to 10 Pa at 20° C.; a water-soluble polymer compound having a mass-average molecular weight of 900 to 200000 and not containing a functional group having a pKa value greater than 7 except for hydroxy; and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Suzuki, Yoshihiko Nakano, Reiko Yoshimura, Toshihiro Imada, Takashi Kuboki, Kenji Sano, Mitsuru Udatsu
  • Publication number: 20200086265
    Abstract: The embodiments provide an acidic gas absorbent, an acidic gas removal method, and an acidic gas removal apparatus. The absorbent absorbs an acidic gas in a large amount and hardly diffuses in air. The acidic gas absorbent according to the embodiment comprises an amine compound having a sulfonyl group and two or more amino groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Nakano, Akiko Suzuki, Takashi Kuboki, Toshihiro Imada, Shinji Murai, Reiko Yoshimura, Kenji Sano, Mitsuru Udatsu
  • Patent number: 10571427
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a collection unit collecting detection target gas containing molecules to be detected; a detector including a plurality of detection cells each having an organic probe disposed at a sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the molecules collected in the collection unit; and a discriminator discriminating the molecules by a signal pattern based on an intensity difference of detection signals generated by the molecules being captured by the organic probes in a plurality of the detection cells. In the molecular detection apparatus according to the embodiment, at least one of the detection cells has a plurality of different types of the organic probes disposed at the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hirohisa Miyamoto, Ko Yamada, Reiko Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20200047110
    Abstract: The embodiments provide an acidic gas absorbent, an acidic gas removal method using the absorbent, and an acidic gas removal apparatus using the absorbent. The absorbent absorbs an acidic gas in a large amount and is hardly diffused. The acidic gas absorbent according to the embodiment comprises an amine compound represented by the following formula (1): [In the formula, each R1 is independently hydrogen, an alkyl group, or a primary or secondary amino-containing aminoalkyl group provided that at least one of R1s is the aminoalkyl group, each R2 is independently hydrogen, an alkyl group, hydroxy, amino, hydroxyamino, or a primary or secondary amino-containing aminoalkyl group, the alkyl or aminoalkyl group contained in R1 or R2 has a straight-chain or branched-chain skeleton and may be substituted with hydroxy or carbonyl, and p is 2 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko SUZUKI, Yoshihiko NAKANO, Reiko YOSHIMURA, Toshihiro IMADA, Takashi KUBOKI, Kenji SANO, Shinji MURAI, Mitsuru UDATSU
  • Patent number: 10527581
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes a detector and a discriminator. The detector includes a plurality of detection cells, where the plurality of detection cells include at least an organic probe containing a cyano group or a nitro group as a neighboring group of a reactive group. The discriminator discriminates a substance to be detected by signal patterns of the plurality of detection cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko Yamada, Reiko Yoshimura, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Norikazu Osada, Mitsuhiro Oki, Hiroko Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190083921
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide absorbent of an embodiment includes a heterocyclic amine expressed by Formula (1), and the heterocyclic amine having a pKa of any one amino group included in a heterocyclic ring in Formula (1) in a range of 7.0 or more to 8.6 or less and an organic solvent having a boiling point of 150° C. or more at 1 atm. A total mass of the heterocyclic amine and the organic solvent is 70 mass % or more to 100 mass % or less of the carbon dioxide absorbent. Each of R1 to R4 in Formula (1) is H, oxygen double-bonded with carbon of the heterocyclic ring, CH3, OH, or an alkyl chain optionally including a functional group. X1 in Formula (1) is H, CH3, CO, C(O)OC2H5, C(O)OC3H7, C(O)OCH(CH3)2, C(O)OC(CH3)3, C(O)OCH3, C(O)CH3, or C(O)C2H5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akiko Suzuki, Asato Kondo, Takashi Kuboki, Shinji Murai, Mitsuru Udatsu, Toshihiro Imada, Yoshihiko Nakano, Reiko Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20190086804
    Abstract: A photosensitive composition of an embodiment includes: a resin containing at least one selected from polyacrylic acid, polymethacrylic acid, a cycloolefin-maleic anhydride copolymer, polycycloolefin, and a vinyl ether-maleic anhydride copolymer and having an ester bond which is caused to generate carboxylic acid by an acid or an ether bond which is caused to generate alcohol by an acid; and a photo acid generator which generates an acid by being irradiated with light, of which a wavelength is not less than 300 nm nor more than 500 nm, or KrF excimer laser light, the photo acid generator containing a substance that has a naphthalene ring or a benzene ring and in which at least one carbon atom of the naphthalene ring or the benzene ring is bonded to a bulky group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroko Nakamura, Koji Asakawa, Naoko Kihara, Reiko Yoshimura, Ko Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190086327
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus, comprising: a chamber; a light source provided in the chamber and configured to emit light; a detector including at least one sensor and configured to generate a first detection data and a second detection data, the sensor being provided in the chamber and being configured to capture molecules of target molecules, the first detection data corresponding to the number of captured molecules per predetermined time under a first emission condition of the light, and the second detection data corresponding to the number of captured molecules per predetermined time under a second emission condition of the light; and a discriminator to discriminate the target molecules using the first and second detection data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masaki Atsuta, Ko Yamada, Hiroko Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Oki, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Yasushi Shinjo, Reiko Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20190086359
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an arrangement includes: a collection unit collecting a detection target gas containing a molecule to be detected; a detector including a detection cell that has an organic probe provided in a sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the collected molecule, and a discriminator discriminating the molecule by a detection signal generated by the molecule being captured by the organic probe of the detection cell. The detection cell has the organic probe including a dicyanovinyl structure or a coumarin structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko YAMADA, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Reiko YOSHIMURA, Hiroko NAKAMURA, Mitsuhiro OKI, Yasushi SHINJO, Masaki ATSUTA
  • Patent number: 10018908
    Abstract: A near-field exposure mask according to an embodiment includes: a substrate; a concave-convex structure having convexities and concavities and formed on one surface of the substrate; a near-field light generating film arranged at least on a tip portion of each of the convexities, the near-field light generating film being a layer containing at least one element selected from the group consisting of Au, Al, Ag, Cu, Cr, Sb, W, Ni, In, Ge, Sn, Pb, Zn, Pd, and C, or a film stack formed with layers made of some of those materials; and a resin filled in each of the concavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomi Shida, Kenji Todori, Shigehiko Mori, Reiko Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Kashiwagi, Ikuo Yoneda, Tsukasa Tada
  • Publication number: 20180080911
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus 1 according to an embodiment includes: a collection unit collecting detection target gas containing molecules to be detected; a detector including a detection cell having an organic probe provided at a sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the collected molecule to be detected; and a discriminator discriminating the molecule to be detected by a detection signal generated by the molecule being captured by the organic probe. The detection cell has the organic probe containing a phosphonic acid structure or phosphoric acid structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko YAMADA, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Reiko YOSHIMURA, Norikazu OSADA, Hiroko NAKAMURA, Mitsuhiro OKI
  • Publication number: 20180080897
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a collection unit collecting detection target gas containing molecules to be detected; a detector including a plurality of detection cells each having an organic probe disposed at a sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the molecules collected in the collection unit; and a discriminator discriminating the molecules by a signal pattern based on an intensity difference of detection signals generated by the molecules being captured by the organic probes in a plurality of the detection cells. In the molecular detection apparatus according to the embodiment, at least one of the detection cells has a plurality of different types of the organic probes disposed at the sensor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Ko YAMADA, Reiko YOSHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180059053
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes a detector and a discriminator. The detector includes a plurality of detection cells, where the plurality of detection cells include at least an organic probe containing a cyano group or a nitro group as a neighboring group of a reactive group. The discriminator discriminates a substance to be detected by signal patterns of the plurality of detection cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ko Yamada, Reiko Yoshimura, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Norikazu Osada, Mitsuhiro Oki, Hiroko Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170248566
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a collection unit collecting a detection target gas containing a molecule to be detected; a substitution unit substituting a part of a molecular structure of at least a part of the molecule to generate a substitution product; a detector including a plurality of detection cells each having a sensor unit and an organic probe disposed at the sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the molecule or the substitution product; and a discriminator discriminating the molecule by a signal pattern based on an intensity difference of detection signals generated with the molecule or the substitution product being captured by the organic probes of the plurality of detection cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ko YAMADA, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Reiko YOSHIMURA, Norikazu OSADA, Mitsuhiro OKI, Hiroko NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170248565
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a collection unit collecting a detection target gas containing a molecule to be detected; a substitution unit substituting a part of a molecular structure of at least a part of the molecule to generate a substitution product; a detector including a plurality of detection cells each having a sensor unit and an organic probe disposed at the sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the molecule or the substitution product; and a discriminator discriminating the molecule by a signal pattern based on an intensity difference of detection signals generated with the molecule or the substitution product being captured by the organic probes of the plurality of detection cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko YAMADA, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Reiko YOSHIMURA, Norikazu OSADA, Mitsuhiro OKI, Hiroko NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170131630
    Abstract: A near-field exposure mask according to an embodiment includes: a substrate; a concave-convex structure having convexities and concavities and formed on one surface of the substrate; a near-field light generating film arranged at least on a tip portion of each of the convexities, the near-field light generating film being a layer containing at least one element selected from the group consisting of Au, Al, Ag, Cu, Cr, Sb, W, Ni, In, Ge, Sn, Pb, Zn, Pd, and C, or a film stack formed with layers made of some of those materials; and a resin filled in each of the concavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Naomi SHIDA, Kenji TODORI, Shigehiko MORI, Reiko YOSHIMURA, Hiroyuki KASHIWAGI, lkuo YONEDA, Tsukasa TADA
  • Patent number: 9588418
    Abstract: A near-field exposure mask according to an embodiment includes: a substrate; a concave-convex structure having convexities and concavities and formed on one surface of the substrate; a near-field light generating film arranged at least on a tip portion of each of the convexities, the near-field light generating film being a layer containing at least one element selected from the group consisting of Au, Al, Ag, Cu, Cr, Sb, W, Ni, In, Ge, Sn, Pb, Zn, Pd, and C, or a film stack formed with layers made of some of those materials; and a resin filled in each of the concavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Naomi Shida, Kenji Todori, Shigehiko Mori, Reiko Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Kashiwagi, Ikuo Yoneda, Tsukasa Tada