Patents by Inventor Seiji Nakano

Seiji Nakano 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: 20210232910
    Abstract: Provided is a reservoir computing system including a reservoir having a random laser for emitting a non-linear optical signal with respect to an input signal. The reservoir computing system also includes a converter for converting the non-linear optical signal into an output signal by applying a conversion function. The conversion function is trained by using a training input signal and a target output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Seiji Takeda, Toshiyuki Yamane, Daiju Nakano
  • Patent number: 11005237
    Abstract: An ignition plug comprising: an insulator having a through hole extending from a rear-end side toward a forward-end side; a center electrode inserted at least partially into a portion of the through hole on the forward-end side; a metal terminal member inserted at least partially into a portion of the through hole on the rear-end side; and a seal disposed within the through hole and in contact with the center electrode and an inner circumferential surface of the insulator. The seal contains a glass and an electrically conductive substance, and the glass contained in the seal contains Si in an amount of 50 mass % or more as reduced to SiO2 and Na in an amount of 0.1 mass % or more and less than 1 mass % as reduced to Na2O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Nakano, Kengo Fujimura, Shoma Tsumagari
  • Publication number: 20210118711
    Abstract: An apparatus includes first load ports 2A and 2B and second load ports 2C and 2D provided in a left-right direction; a processing unit D2; an inspection module 4 provided between the first load ports 2A and 2B and the second load ports 2C and 2D; a first substrate transfer mechanism 5A provided at one side of the inspection module 4 in the left-right direction, and configured to transfer a substrate W into the processing unit D2 and a transfer container C on the first load ports 2A and 2B; a second substrate transfer mechanism 5B provided at the other side thereof, and configured to transfer the substrate W into the inspection module 4 and a transfer container C on the second load ports 2C and 2D; and a transit unit 51 for transferring the substrate W between the first and the second substrate transfer mechanisms 5A and 5B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventor: Seiji Nakano
  • Patent number: 10916463
    Abstract: An apparatus includes first load ports 2A and 2B and second load ports 2C and 2D provided in a left-right direction; a processing unit D2; an inspection module 4 provided between the first load ports 2A and 2B and the second load ports 2C and 2D; a first substrate transfer mechanism 5A provided at one side of the inspection module 4 in the left-right direction, and configured to transfer a substrate W into the processing unit D2 and a transfer container C on the first load ports 2A and 2B; a second substrate transfer mechanism 5B provided at the other side thereof, and configured to transfer the substrate W into the inspection module 4 and a transfer container C on the second load ports 2C and 2D; and a transit unit 51 for transferring the substrate W between the first and the second substrate transfer mechanisms 5A and 5B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Seiji Nakano
  • Publication number: 20200403386
    Abstract: An ignition plug comprising: an insulator having a through hole extending from a rear-end side toward a forward-end side; a center electrode inserted at least partially into a portion of the through hole on the forward-end side; a metal terminal member inserted at least partially into a portion of the through hole on the rear-end side; and a seal disposed within the through hole and in contact with the center electrode and an inner circumferential surface of the insulator. The seal contains a glass and an electrically conductive substance, and the glass contained in the seal contains Si in an amount of 50 mass % or more as reduced to SiO2 and Na in an amount of 0.1 mass % or more and less than 1 mass % as reduced to Na2O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji NAKANO, Kengo FUJIMURA, Shoma TSUMAGARI
  • Patent number: 10864946
    Abstract: In order to increase road noise transmission loss, a double-wall panel includes a core material. The core material is enclosed between an outer wall and an inner wall facing each other, and has at least a predetermined thickness across the panel in all in-plane directions of the walls. The core material has a specific surface area of 20,000 (mm2/cm3) or more, where the specific surface area is defined as a surface area per unit volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Yoshida, Shuhei Narita, Keisuke Yamakawa, Takashi Sasaki, Ryuji Nonaka, Masanori Ishikawa, Katsumi Shiraishi, Seiji Nakano
  • Patent number: 10868404
    Abstract: A technology disclosed in the specification of the subject application relates to a laser light source device capable of suppressing loss of optical output power from a semiconductor laser device, and to a method of manufacturing of a laser light source device while the degree of freedom in arrangement of the semiconductor laser device is secured. A laser light source device according to the subject technology includes a semiconductor laser device, and an optical element provided on an optical axis of an emission light emitted from the semiconductor laser device. The optical element separates a portion of a luminous flux of an emission light that is emitted from the semiconductor laser device and that is not separated in a fast axis direction from another portion so as to be separated in the fast axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Nakano, Toshihide Seki
  • Publication number: 20200234990
    Abstract: A transfer device, configured to hold a substrate to be thinned and configured to be moved along a transfer path through which the substrate is transferred, includes a grip member configured to hold a frame to which the substrate is mounted with a tape therebetween; a guide member configured to be moved along the transfer path together with the grip member and configured to place thereon the frame held by the grip member; and a moving mechanism configured to move the grip member with respect to the guide member to move the frame held by the grip member along the guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi TAMURA, Masatoshi KANEDA, Seiji NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200203202
    Abstract: An apparatus includes first load ports 2A and 2B and second load ports 2C and 2D provided in a left-right direction; a processing unit D2; an inspection module 4 provided between the first load ports 2A and 2B and the second load ports 2C and 2D; a first substrate transfer mechanism 5A provided at one side of the inspection module 4 in the left-right direction, and configured to transfer a substrate W into the processing unit D2 and a transfer container C on the first load ports 2A and 2B; a second substrate transfer mechanism 5B provided at the other side thereof, and configured to transfer the substrate W into the inspection module 4 and a transfer container C on the second load ports 2C and 2D; and a transit unit 51 for transferring the substrate W between the first and the second substrate transfer mechanisms 5A and 5B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: Seiji Nakano
  • Patent number: 10615065
    Abstract: An apparatus includes first load ports 2A and 2B and second load ports 2C and 2D provided in a left-right direction; a processing unit D2; an inspection module 4 provided between the first load ports 2A and 2B and the second load ports 2C and 2D; a first substrate transfer mechanism 5A provided at one side of the inspection module 4 in the left-right direction, and configured to transfer a substrate W into the processing unit D2 and a transfer container C on the first load ports 2A and 2B; a second substrate transfer mechanism 5B provided at the other side thereof, and configured to transfer the substrate W into the inspection module 4 and a transfer container C on the second load ports 2C and 2D; and a transit unit 51 for transferring the substrate W between the first and the second substrate transfer mechanisms 5A and 5B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Seiji Nakano
  • Patent number: 10539280
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a small and simply-structured light-source device. A light-source device according to the present invention includes a laser light source section, a stem on which the laser light source section is mounted, a cap with an opening, the cap being bonded to the stem in such a manner that the cap covers the laser light source section, a lens holder joined to an outer surface of the cap in such a manner that the lens holder extends over the opening, and a collimating lens supported by the lens holder, the collimating lens collimating a light ray emitted from the laser light source section and then passing through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiji Nakano
  • Patent number: 10480610
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an damping structure including a vibration energy damping member absorbing, from a vibration energy path member, at least part of noise vibration energy transmitted through the vibration energy path member, wherein a length of the vibration energy damping member is equal to or more than a half of a wavelength of the vibration of the vibration energy path member, and at least one attachment part attaching the vibration energy damping member to the vibration energy path member is disposed in a position corresponding to an antinode of the vibration of the vibration energy path member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Shinbo, Seiji Nakano, Kohji Hashida, Jumpei Kawamoto, Hiroaki Ishizu, Masashi Notomi
  • Patent number: 10424901
    Abstract: Provided is a spark plug capable of ensuring fouling resistance with a simple configuration. An insulator includes a step portion formed on an outer circumferential surface thereof. A center electrode is arranged in an axial hole of the insulator. A cylindrical metal shell having a shelf portion formed on an inner circumferential surface thereof is arranged radially outside the insulator. The insulator further includes a front end portion located frontward of the step portion. An outer circumferential surface of the front end portion has an arithmetic average roughness of 0.5 ?m or smaller in a circumferential direction. A recess is formed with a depth of 3 to 20 ?m in at least part of an end surface and the outer circumferential surface of the front end portion so as to extend from the front toward the rear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jumpei Isasa, Seiji Nakano, Hirokazu Kurono, Kuniharu Tanaka, Yutaka Yokoyama, Haruki Yoshida, Shun Kondo
  • Publication number: 20190131776
    Abstract: Provided is a spark plug capable of ensuring fouling resistance with a simple configuration. An insulator includes a step portion formed on an outer circumferential surface thereof. A center electrode is arranged in an axial hole of the insulator. A cylindrical metal shell having a shelf portion formed on an inner circumferential surface thereof is arranged radially outside the insulator. The insulator further includes a front end portion located frontward of the step portion. An outer circumferential surface of the front end portion has an arithmetic average roughness of 0.5 ?m or smaller in a circumferential direction. A recess is formed with a depth of 3 to 20 ?m in at least part of an end surface and the outer circumferential surface of the front end portion so as to extend from the front toward the rear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jumpei ISASA, Seiji NAKANO, Hirokazu KURONO, Kuniharu TANAKA, Yutaka YOKOYAMA, Haruki YOSHIDA, Shun KONDO
  • Publication number: 20190126984
    Abstract: In order to increase road noise transmission loss, a double-wall panel includes a core material. The core material is enclosed between an outer wall and an inner wall facing each other, and has at least a predetermined thickness across the panel in all in-plane directions of the walls. The core material has a specific surface area of 20,000 (mm2/cm3) or more, where the specific surface area is defined as a surface area per unit volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya YOSHIDA, Shuhei NARITA, Keisuke YAMAKAWA, Takashi SASAKI, Ryuji NONAKA, Masanori ISHIKAWA, Katsumi SHIRAISHI, Seiji NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20190040930
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an damping structure including a vibration energy damping member absorbing, from a vibration energy path member, at least part of noise vibration energy transmitted through the vibration energy path member, wherein a length of the vibration energy damping member is equal to or more than a half of a wavelength of the vibration of the vibration energy path member, and at least one attachment part attaching the vibration energy damping member to the vibration energy path member is disposed in a position corresponding to an antinode of the vibration of the vibration energy path member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro SHINBO, Seiji NAKANO, Kohji HASHIDA, Jumpei KAWAMOTO, Hiroaki ISHIZU, Masashi NOTOMI
  • Publication number: 20180366356
    Abstract: An apparatus includes first load ports 2A and 2B and second load ports 2C and 2D provided in a left-right direction; a processing unit D2; an inspection module 4 provided between the first load ports 2A and 2B and the second load ports 2C and 2D; a first substrate transfer mechanism 5A provided at one side of the inspection module 4 in the left-right direction, and configured to transfer a substrate W into the processing unit D2 and a transfer container C on the first load ports 2A and 2B; a second substrate transfer mechanism 5B provided at the other side thereof, and configured to transfer the substrate W into the inspection module 4 and a transfer container C on the second load ports 2C and 2D; and a transit unit 51 for transferring the substrate W between the first and the second substrate transfer mechanisms 5A and 5B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Seiji Nakano
  • Publication number: 20180331495
    Abstract: A technology disclosed in the specification of the subject application relates to a laser light source device capable of suppressing loss of optical output power from a semiconductor laser device, and to a method of manufacturing of a laser light source device while the degree of freedom in arrangement of the semiconductor laser device is secured. A laser light source device according to the subject technology includes a semiconductor laser device, and an optical element provided on an optical axis of an emission light emitted from the semiconductor laser device. The optical element separates a portion of a luminous flux of an emission light that is emitted from the semiconductor laser device and that is not separated in a fast axis direction from another portion so as to be separated in the fast axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji NAKANO, Toshihide SEKI
  • Patent number: 10128138
    Abstract: A substrate transfer method is provided. The substrate transfer method comprises: loading the transfer container to a load port, and separating the cover body from the container main body; detecting an accommodation status of the substrate in the container main body by a detection unit; correcting, by a correction device, the accommodation status of the substrate in the container main body in which the accommodation status of the substrate detected by the detection unit is abnormal; and allowing a substrate transfer device to enter the container main body in which the accommodation status of the substrate is corrected, and unloading the substrate from the container main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Morikawa, Ikuo Sunaka, Seiji Nakano, Kazunori Kuratomi, Toshio Shimazu
  • Patent number: 10084288
    Abstract: A spark plug including a metallic shell having a ground electrode, an insulator held inside the metallic shell and having an axial hole having a small diameter portion, an intermediate diameter portion connected to a rear end of the small diameter portion via a step portion, and a large diameter portion disposed on the rear side of the intermediate diameter portion, a resistor disposed inside the large diameter portion, a center electrode having a flange portion which bulges in a radial direction inside the intermediate diameter portion and comes into contact with the step portion and a leg portion which extends forward from the flange portion and is disposed inside the small diameter portion, and a seal disposed on the rear side of the step portion and electrically connecting the center electrode and the resistor. The rear end of the seal is located inside the intermediate diameter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Uegaki, Seiji Nakano, Hirokazu Kurono