Patents by Inventor Shinichi Yamada

Shinichi Yamada 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: 10927454
    Abstract: A method of forming a nitride film wherein (a) a silane-based gas is supplied to a processing chamber through a gas supply port; (b) a nitrogen radical gas from a radical generator is supplied to the processing chamber through a radical gas pass-through port; and (c) the silane-based gas supplied in (a) is reacted with the nitrogen radical gas supplied in (b), without causing a plasma phenomenon in the processing chamber, to form a nitride film on a wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation, Tohoku University
    Inventors: Shinichi Nishimura, Kensuke Watanabe, Yoshihito Yamada, Akinobu Teramoto, Tomoyuki Suwa, Yoshinobu Shiba
  • Publication number: 20210049195
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores therein an answering program for causing a computer to execute a process including: receiving an inquiry from a terminal; referring to a memory that stores a content of an inquiry and an answer candidate for the inquiry in association with each other, and judging whether or not an answer candidate for the received inquiry is present; referring to a past inquiry history and determining information to be outputted to the terminal when it is judged that the answer candidate is absent; and outputting the determined information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinichi KAWAKAMI, Miyuki YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210016572
    Abstract: An inkjet head having a metal wiring on a board in an ink flow path or an ink tank includes a base layer and an organic protective layer on the metal wiring, arranged in an order of the metal wiring, the base layer, and the organic protective layer. The base layer has an interface that is in contact with the metal wiring and that includes at least one of a metal oxide and a metal nitride. The base layer has an interface that is in contact with the organic protective layer and that includes at least one of a silicon oxide and a silicon nitride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Yohei SATO, Shinichi KAWAGUCHI, Akihisa YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10889277
    Abstract: A braking control device for a vehicle is provided, which includes an operating amount detecting part configured to detect an operating amount of a brake pedal, a reaction-force giving part configured to generate a reaction force of the brake pedal, a braking-force generating part configured to generate a braking force for wheels according to the brake pedal operating amount, and an electronic control unit (ECU) electrically connected with them. The ECU includes a processor configured to control the giving part and generating part, and set a braking rigidity characteristic based on a braking rigidity that is a ratio of the reaction force to the operating amount, and a vehicle deceleration. The ECU sets a braking rigidity value so that the braking rigidity value increases as the vehicle deceleration becomes larger. The ECU controls the reaction-force giving part based on the braking rigidity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Kaihara, Hirotaka Mochizuki, Noboru Kyuto, Katsuhisa Imai, Kazuhiro Takemura, Naoki Yamada, Yuta Tango, Takanobu Kamura
  • Patent number: 10889896
    Abstract: With respect to a dielectric electrode, gas-jetting holes and gas-jetting holes formed in two rows along the X direction are provided as three or more gas-jetting holes along the X direction in a central region. By providing a difference in the X direction between the position where the gas-jetting hole is formed and the position where the gas-jetting hole is formed, the gas-jetting holes and the gas-jetting holes disposed in two rows are provided such that gas-jetting holes and gas-jetting holes are alternately disposed along the X direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Nishimura, Kensuke Watanabe, Yoshihito Yamada
  • Patent number: 10883462
    Abstract: A damper device is provided in a flow passage of a fluid. The damper device includes a plurality of diaphragm dampers that are stacked together. Each of the plurality of diaphragm dampers includes a first flexible portion, a second flexible portion, and a rim including a welded portion. A peripheral edge of the first flexible portion and a peripheral edge of the second flexible portion are welded together in the welded portion. Each of the plurality of diaphragm dampers is configured to seal a gas in an inner region between the first flexible portion and the second flexible portion. A coupler that couples the plurality of diaphragm dampers together includes holders that hold the rims of the plurality of diaphragm dampers. A gap is provided between the holder of the coupler and the welded portion of each of the plurality of diaphragm dampers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION, EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeyuki Yabuuchi, Shinichi Sugimoto, Osamu Hishinuma, Hiroatsu Yamada, Toshiaki Iwa, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Yusuke Sato
  • Patent number: 10853963
    Abstract: An object detection device includes a map generator configured to generate, based on a distance image that includes distance information for each coordinate, a first map in which the coordinate in a horizontal direction of the distance image is associated with the distance information, and a second map in which the coordinate in the horizontal direction of the distance image is associated with the distance information, the second map having a lower resolution than the first map; and an object detector configured to detect an object based on the first map when a distance represented by the distance information is within a first range, and to detect an object based on the second map when a distance represented by the distance information is within a second range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadao Takahashi, Yuji Takahashi, Shinichi Sumiyoshi, Yuu Yamada, Seiya Amano, Soichiro Yokota, Hiroyoshi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10840065
    Abstract: An active gas generator that generates active gas by activating supplied material gas through discharge in a discharge space formed between a high-voltage side electrode component and a ground side electrode component of an active gas generation electrode group. A combined structure of covers completely separates the discharge space from an alternating-current voltage application space, and includes, independently from the alternating-current voltage application space, a material gas flow path for a material gas supply path, through which externally supplied material gas is guided to the discharge space. A housing contact space formed between a metal housing and each of the covers and an electrode component installation table is completely separated from the alternating-current voltage application space and the discharge space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensuke Watanabe, Yoshihito Yamada, Shinichi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200343078
    Abstract: The present invention has features (1) to (3). The feature (1) is that “an active gas generation electrode group is formed in such a manner that a ground side electrode component supports a high-voltage side electrode component”. The feature (2) is that “stepped parts are provided in a discharge space outside region of a dielectric electrode in the high-voltage side electrode component, and project downward, and by a formation height of these stepped parts, the gap length of a discharge space is defined”. The feature (3) is that “the high-voltage side electrode component and the ground side electrode component are formed to have the thickness of a discharge space formation region relatively thin and the thickness of a discharge space outside region relatively thick”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kensuke WATANABE, Shinichi NISHIMURA, Ren ARITA, Yoshihito YAMADA, Yoichiro TABATA
  • Patent number: 10815664
    Abstract: A coated PC steel stranded cable includes: a stranded cable in which a plurality of elemental wires each composed of steel are twisted together; an anti-corrosive coating having an outer circumferential portion that coats an outer circumference of the stranded cable; an outer coating that coats an outer circumference of the anti-corrosive coating; and an optical fiber provided at a position inwardly of an outer circumferential surface of the outer coating and corresponding to a strand groove in the stranded cable so as to follow expansion and contraction of the stranded cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Oikawa, Masato Yamada, Yoshiyuki Matsubara, Shinji Nakaue, Toru Yamamoto, Shinichi Yamanobe, Michio Imai, Naoki Sogabe, Kazumasa Okubo, Kazuyoshi Chikiri, Toshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10773311
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a phosphorus-containing copper powder with good volume resistivity and a small carbon content by suppressing an oxygen content to a relatively low value even if a particle size is made small, and a method for producing the same. In the phosphorus-containing copper powder containing phosphorus, a ratio of an oxygen content (wt. %) to a BET specific surface area (m2/g) (oxygen content/BET specific surface area) is 0.90 wt. %·g/m2 or less, a divalent copper compound is present on a surface of particles constituting the phosphorus-containing copper powder, a carbon content is 0.10 wt. % or less, and D50 is 7.11 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: DOWA ELECTRONICS MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Atsushi Ebara, Masahiro Yoshida, Kyoso Masuda, Takahiro Yamada, Shinichi Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10761666
    Abstract: An input device includes a sensor that detects a degree of proximity of an object in each of one or more detection regions on an operation surface, generates one or more sets of detection data corresponding to the detection result for each of the detection regions, and thereby generates N sets of the detection data in total; and an element data generator that generates, based on the N sets of the detection data, M (M is a natural number greater than N) sets of element data indicating degrees of proximity of the object in M sections that virtually divide the operation surface. The element data generator is configured to repeat a data generation process at least two times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Sagawai, Tomoki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10748014
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a processing device includes a generating unit, a detecting unit, and a determining unit. The generating unit is configured to generate two-dimensional distribution information of an object, the two-dimensional distribution information associating between at least a lateral direction distance and a depth direction distance of the object. The detecting unit is configured to detect a continuous area having continuity in a depth direction in the two-dimensional distribution information. The determining unit is configured to determine whether the continuous area represents a detection target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuu Yamada, Soichiro Yokota, Sadao Takahashi, Shinichi Sumiyoshi
  • Patent number: 10733459
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a generating unit that generates, based on a distance image, two-dimensional distribution information indicating a two-dimensional distribution of an object, in which a distance in a horizontal direction, a distance in a depth direction, and a frequency value corresponding to the distances are related; and a labeling unit that conducts a labeling process by conducting search on the two-dimensional distribution information multiple times, detecting a pixel having the frequency value that is more than a predetermined threshold during each search, and assigning a label that is different in each times of search, wherein the labeling unit conducts a first labeling process by selecting a pixel having the frequency value that is more than the threshold from pixels that abut a pixel being searched in a search direction and assigning the label when the label is not assigned to the pixel selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuu Yamada, Soichiro Yokota, Sadao Takahashi, Shinichi Sumiyoshi
  • Publication number: 20200226306
    Abstract: A problem to be solved by the present invention is to prevent discoloration of a surface of a hot-dip coated steel sheet after hot-dip coating. A cooling rate determining device includes: a coefficient obtaining section configured to obtain coefficients ?, ?, ?, and ? associated with the hot-dip coating bath, in the following Expression (1) which expresses a degree of discoloration YI of the surface of a hot-dip coated steel sheet; and a rate determining section configured to determine an average cooling rate A so as to allow the YI of the following Expression (1) to be not more than a predetermined reference value, YI=(?×[SE]+?)×{(T?ST)/A}1/2+?×[SE]+???(1), where: [SE] is a concentration (mass %) of a specific element contained in the hot-dip coating bath; T is a temperature (° C.) of the hot-dip coating bath; and ST is a solidification temperature (° C.) at which the hot-dip coating bath is solidified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Koutarou Ishii, Shinya Furukawa, Shinichi Koga, Yasunori Hattori, Patrick Edward Pendleton, Kazuhiro Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200203491
    Abstract: A characteristic of a semiconductor device having a back electrode including an Au—Sb alloy is improved. The semiconductor device has a semiconductor substrate and the back electrode including the Au—Sb alloy layer. The back electrode is formed on the semiconductor substrate. The Sb concentration in the Au—Sb alloy layer is equal to or greater than 15 wt %, and equal to or less than 37 wt %. The thickness of the Au—Sb alloy layer is equal to or larger than 20 nm, and equal to or less than 45 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji TAKAHASHI, Masaki WATANABE, Masashi SAHARA, Kentaro YAMADA, Masaki SAKASHITA, Shinichi MAEDA, Yoshiaki YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10688448
    Abstract: The present invention provides a porous body having high strength, a small pore size, and excellent homogeneity. The porous body of the present invention includes polytetrafluoroethylene and has a microstructure that includes nodes and fibrils. The microstructure further includes, in addition to the nodes and the fibrils, fused points where a fibril that links two nodes and another fibril that links another two nodes are fused with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Chaen, Taku Yamanaka, Kohei Yasuda, Masahiko Yamada, Nobuki Uraoka, Tomohisa Konishi, Kunihiko Inui, Yoshiyuki Shibuya, Makoto Ono
  • Publication number: 20200176223
    Abstract: An active gas generator that generates active gas by activating supplied material gas through discharge in a discharge space formed between a high-voltage side electrode component and a ground side electrode component of an active gas generation electrode group. A combined structure of covers completely separates the discharge space from an alternating-current voltage application space, and includes, independently from the alternating-current voltage application space, a material gas flow path for a material gas supply path, through which externally supplied material gas is guided to the discharge space. A housing contact space formed between a metal housing and each of the covers and an electrode component installation table is completely separated from the alternating-current voltage application space and the discharge space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Mitsuvishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kensuke WATANABE, Yoshihito YAMADA, Shinichi NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10638035
    Abstract: An information processing system that acquires first image data captured by a first camera unit disposed on a first side of a housing; acquires second image data captured by a second camera unit disposed on a second side of the housing, which is opposite to the first side of the housing; and modifies the second image data based on the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Shinozaki, Shinichi Yoshimura, Shuichi Konami, Mayuko Maruyama, Masayuki Tachi, Mitsuharu Ohki, Hideshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10605304
    Abstract: An insulated bearing includes a pair of bearing rings arranged concentrically to each other and rolling elements arranged to be rotatable between the pair of bearing rings, at least one of the bearing rings having an insulating layer formed thereon. The one of the bearing rings having the insulating layer formed thereon has an annular groove having an arc-shaped cross section formed on each of both end surfaces of the bearing ring. At least a surface from a non-raceway surface side circumferential surface to the annular groove of the bearing ring is covered by the insulating layer. The insulating layer is a ceramic thermal sprayed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: NSK LTD., TOCALO CO., LTD
    Inventors: Manabu Yamada, Naozumi Nakata, Shinichi Nishiguchi, Junichi Takeuchi, Seiki Matsuura, Yuji Okada