Satoshi Nishimura 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).
Abstract: A component for use in a plasma processing apparatus, which is to be exposed to a plasma, includes a base material, an alumite layer and a thermally sprayed film. The base material has a plurality of through holes and a rough surface at which one end of each of the through holes is opended. The alumite layer is formed on a surface of the base material having the rough surface by an anodic oxidation process. The thermally sprayed film is formed on the rough surface with the alumite layer therebetween.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit to form an image on a recording medium by discharging liquid droplets onto the medium; and a media heater to heat the medium by contacting a rear surface of the medium opposite a surface of the medium on which the image is formed, in which the media heater includes a contact member with a contact surface having a predetermined curvature that the medium contacts, the contact member is a roller member, and the medium closely contacts the contact surface of the contact member across an entire width of the medium in a direction perpendicular to the media conveyance direction.
Abstract: Generating routes based on aggregated path data includes accumulating trajectory data from a plurality of users, wherein data entries in the trajectory data each include an origin and a destination. When a request for a route from a designated location to a particular destination is received from a particular user, one or more of the data entries are identified as relevant to the request for the route when the origin of a particular data entry is similar to the designated location and the destination of the particular data entry is similar to the particular destination. Route recommendations are generated for the particular user based on one or more data entries identified as relevant.
January 4, 2017
Date of Patent:
September 29, 2020
International Business Machines Corporation
Mari Fukuda, Satoshi Hosokawa, Yasutaka Nishimura, Shoichiro Watanabe
Abstract: In a predetermined operating region, a fuel injection valve executes a second injection to inject fuel into a cylinder in a compression stroke, and a first injection to inject fuel into the cylinder 2 in the compression stroke or an intake stroke before the second injection. When a purge is executed, the total quantity of fuel to be injected by the fuel injection valve into the cylinder is reduced more than when the purge is not executed, and a fuel reduction quantity of the second injection is made smaller than a fuel reduction quantity of the first injection.
Abstract: The present invention provides a compound represented by formula (I) (in the formula, R1 to R4 each represent a hydrogen atom, an unsubstituted or G1-substituted C1-6 alkyl group or the like, A represents an oxygen atom or the like, Cy represents a C6-10 aryl group or the like), an N-oxide compound thereof, a tautomer or salt thereof. The present invention also provides an agricultural and horticultural fungicide, harmful organism control agent and insecticidal/acaricidal agent containing at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by formula (I), a tautomer and salt thereof, as an active ingredient.
Abstract: A bonding system includes a surface modifying apparatus configured to modify a bonding surface of a first substrate and a bonding surface of a second substrate; a surface hydrophilizing apparatus configured to hydrophilize the modified bonding surface of the first substrate and the modified bonding surface of the second substrate; a bonding apparatus configured to perform bonding of the hydrophilized bonding surface of the first substrate and the hydrophilized bonding surface of the second substrate in a state that the bonding surfaces face each other; and a cleaning apparatus configured to clean, before the bonding is performed, a non-bonding surface of, between the first substrate and the second substrate, at least one which is maintained flat when the bonding is performed, the not-bonding surface being opposite to the bonding surface.
Abstract: A semiconductor storage device according to one embodiment is the semiconductor storage device that includes: a cell array region having a plurality of memory cells; and an outer edge portion arranged at an end portion to surround the cell array region. A stacked body in which a plurality of conductive layers are stacked via a first insulating layer and which has a stair portion in which end portions of the plurality of conductive layers form a stair shape is provided inside the cell array region, the stair portion facing the outer edge portion. A center of at least one step of the stair portion has a recess directed to an inner side of the cell array region.
Abstract: A cognitive function determination method includes applying a load including a sensory stimulus (5a) or tasks with different degrees of difficulty a plurality of times (S1), measuring a change in brain activity of a subject (P) when the load is applied and acquiring measurement data (S2), and determining a degree of cognitive function of the subject (P) (S3).
July 7, 2017
August 27, 2020
SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Medical Corporation Sochikai, MCBI INC.
Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for detecting anomalous vehicle behavior. It is determined whether a plurality of received car probes include one or more indicators of unusual behavior. An object agent corresponding to a vehicle having a car probe that includes an indicator of unusual behavior is selected. A search is performed to select one or more vehicles surrounding the vehicle having a car probe that includes an indicator of unusual behavior. An information entropy is determined from received car probes, for the vehicle having a car probe that includes an indicator of unusual behavior and for each of the selected surrounding vehicles. An anomalous point value is calculated for each vehicle, based on the determined information entropies. In response to determining that the anomalous point value for a car exceeds a pre-determined threshold, the vehicle is flagged as a vehicle exhibiting anomalous behavior.
December 21, 2017
Date of Patent:
August 18, 2020
International Business Machines Corporation
Mari Abe Fukuda, Satoshi Hosokawa, Yasutaka Nishimura
Abstract: A main object of the present disclosure is to provide an anode layer with high capacity durability. In the present disclosure, the above object is achieved by providing an anode layer comprising: an anode active material including a Nb element, a W element, and an O element; and a sulfide solid electrolyte.
Abstract: [PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED] To provide a radiation phase contrast imaging device having a small device configuration [SOLVING MEANS] The present invention focused on the findings that the distance between the phase grating 5 and the FPD 4 does not need to be the Talbot distance. The distance between the phase grating 5 and the FPD 4 can be more freely set. However, a self-image cannot be detected unless the self-image is sufficiently magnified with respect to the phase grating 5. The degree on how much the self-image is magnified on the FPD 4 with respect to the original phase grating 5 is determined by a magnification ratio X2/X1. Therefore, in the present invention, the magnification ratio is set to be the same as the magnification ratio in a conventional configuration. With this, even if the distance X2 between the radiation source 3 and the FPD 4 is reduced, a situation in which the self-image cannot be detected by the FPD 4 due to the excessively small size thereof does not occur.
Abstract: In order to achieve small noise and small vibration, as well as a small size and a low cost in a power converter including a capacitor module, there is provided a power converter including a power module and a capacitor module. The capacitor module includes: a plurality of capacitor elements each having a flat wound surface; an exterior case; a resin filler; and a restraint point. The exterior case has arranged therein an inclusion serving as a beam in a direction orthogonal to a flat wound surface of at least one capacitor element of the plurality of capacitor elements, and the at least one capacitor element, and the restraint point is arranged substantially in front of the flat wound surface via the inclusion.
Abstract: A washing machine includes: a washing tub in which clothes are stored; and a water supply mechanism for supplying water into the washing tub through a water supply path, the water being supplied from a water supply source. The water supply mechanism includes a water supply valve for opening and closing the water supply path, a water filling case for filling water into the washing tub, and a fine bubble generation device provided between the water supply valve and the water filling case and for generating fine bubbles.
Abstract: A wire harness fixing structure includes; a silencer disposed between a floor mat and a body in a vehicle; a wire harness disposed along a main surface of the silencer; and fixing member fixing the wire harness to the silencer while being passed through a through hole formed to pass through the silencer in a thickness direction. An inner peripheral surface of the through hole in the silencer is closely attached to the fixing member.
Abstract: The semiconductor device of the present invention includes an insulating layer, a high voltage coil and a low voltage coil which are disposed in the insulating layer at an interval in the vertical direction, a low potential portion which is provided in a low voltage region disposed around a high voltage region for the high voltage coil in planar view and is connected with potential lower than the high voltage coil, and an electric field shield portion which is disposed between the high voltage coil and the low voltage region and includes an electrically floated metal member.
Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for managing mobile objects. The embodiment may receive an event detected in a geographic space by a mobile object of a plurality of mobile objects. The embodiment may determine a reliability of the event based on a reliability associated with the mobile object. The embodiment may store the event in a mobile object database based on the reliability of the even being above a reference reliability.
Abstract: A wire harness fixing structure includes; a silencer disposed between a floor mat and a body in a vehicle; a wire harness disposed along a main surface of the silencer; and a fixing member fixing the wire harness to the silencer. A bottomed hole having a bottom is formed in the silencer to be concaved from the main surface in a thickness direction. The fixing member is locked to the bottomed hole, thereby fixing the wire harness to the silencer.
Abstract: The present invention may be a method, a computer system, and a computer program product for grouping a plurality moving objects capable of communicating with a server computer. The server computer performs the method comprising: predicting travel routes of the plurality of moving objects, using current traveling data and travel history data; grouping the plurality of moving objects into at least one group, using the predicted travel routes; determining a representative moving object in each group; and communicating with the representative moving object.
Abstract: A pumping apparatus includes a pump chamber, a piston, a motor, and a controller. The controller determines an imaginary terminal point by referring to a dispense command, theoretical information, and a current position of the piston. The controller corrects the imaginary terminal point to a target position by referring to a correction graph. The controller outputs a drive command to the motor for moving the piston from a start position to the target position.
Abstract: The present application provides a resin-molded capacitor such that heat generated by a capacitor element can be efficiently dissipated, and a power conversion device. The resin-molded capacitor includes a first bus bar and a second bus bar joined to a first capacitor electrode and a second capacitor electrode respectively of a capacitor element, an insulating member joined to at least one of the first capacitor electrode and the second capacitor electrode or at least one of the first bus bar and the second bus bar, and an electrically conductive member joined to the insulating member.
January 23, 2019
April 16, 2020
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Kengo NISHIMURA, Satoshi ISHIBASHI, Hidehito YOSHIDA