Patents by Inventor Shoji Hara

Shoji Hara 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: 11149806
    Abstract: A control device for an automatic transmission is provided, which includes a vehicle-propelling friction engagement element configured to be engaged when a vehicle starts traveling, an other friction engagement element, a vehicle-propelling friction engagement element temperature detector configured to detect a temperature of the vehicle-propelling friction engagement element, an input torque detector configured to detect an input torque inputted into the automatic transmission, and a control unit comprising a lubricant supply control logic configured to control supply of lubricant to the vehicle-propelling friction engagement element and the other friction engagement element. The lubricant supply control logic switches the supply amount of lubricant to the vehicle-propelling friction engagement element according to the temperature of the vehicle-propelling friction engagement element, and switches the supply amount of lubricant to the another friction engagement element according to the input torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Tomokazu Kinoshita, Shotaro Hara, Shoji Abe, Toshiaki Shirasago
  • Patent number: 11091432
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a fluorinated organic compound with a high yield without using carbon tetrachloride in view of the fact that the production of a fluorinated organic compound with a sufficient yield was impossible for a hitherto-known method that uses a fluorinating agent that contains IF5-pyridine-HF alone. Another object of the present invention is to provide a fluorinating reagent that is capable of achieving this object. The present invention provides a composition comprising (1) IF5 and (2) an aprotic solvent (with the proviso that carbon tetrachloride is excluded), wherein the aprotic solvent is contained in an amount within a range of 50 mass ppm to 20 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masahiro Higashi, Yosuke Kishikawa, Shoji Hara
  • Patent number: 11071460
    Abstract: In a photoacoustic measurement apparatus and a photoacoustic measurement system, it is possible to generate blood flow information using a photoacoustic image without requiring a separate tourniquet. A light source emits measurement light. A probe detects a photoacoustic wave generated in a subject after measurement light is emitted to the subject in each of the avascularized condition in which the subject is avascularized and the non-avascularized condition in which the subject is not avascularized. Photoacoustic image generation unit generates a photoacoustic image based on the detection signal of the photoacoustic wave. Blood flow information generation unit generates blood flow information based on the signal value of a photoacoustic image in a region of interest set in the photoacoustic image. The avascularization of the subject is performed by pressing the probe against the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kaku Irisawa, Dai Murakoshi, Tetsuro Ebata, Shoji Hara
  • Patent number: 10709337
    Abstract: In a photoacoustic measurement apparatus and a photoacoustic measurement system, blood flow information in a desired region can be generated using a photoacoustic image. A light source emits measurement light. A probe detects a photoacoustic wave generated in a subject after measurement light is emitted to the subject in each of the avascularized condition in which the subject is avascularized and the non-avascularized condition in which the subject is not avascularized. Photoacoustic image generation unit generates a photoacoustic image based on the detection signal of the photoacoustic wave. Blood flow information generation unit generates blood flow information based on the signal value of a photoacoustic image in a region of interest set in the photoacoustic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Dai Murakoshi, Kaku Irisawa, Tetsuro Ebata, Shoji Hara
  • Publication number: 20200196988
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic device includes: a probe including a plurality of elements; a transmission unit that transmits an ultrasonic beam by performing transmission focusing in a first direction from the plurality of elements; a reception unit that generates element data by processing reception signals output from the plurality of elements that has received an ultrasonic echo generated by the transmitted ultrasonic beam; an element data processing unit that generates reflection component removal data by removing a reflection component generated from the first direction from the element data; an image generation unit that generates an ultrasonic image by performing reception focusing for the element data; and a control unit that controls the image generation unit to generate an image signal along a second direction different from the first direction by performing reception focusing in the second direction for the reflection component removal data generated by the element data processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki YAMAMOTO, Shoji HARA
  • Publication number: 20200196989
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic device includes: a probe including a plurality of elements; a transmission unit that transmits an ultrasonic beam by performing transmission focusing in a first direction from the plurality of elements; a reception unit that generates element data by processing reception signals output from the plurality of elements that has received an ultrasonic echo generated by the transmitted ultrasonic beam; an element data processing unit that generates reflection component removal data by removing a reflection component generated from the first direction from the element data; an image generation unit that generates an ultrasonic image by performing reception focusing for the element data; and a control unit that controls the image generation unit to generate an image signal along a second direction different from the first direction by performing reception focusing in the second direction for the reflection component removal data generated by the element data processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki YAMAMOTO, Shoji HARA
  • Patent number: 10617393
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic device includes: a probe including a plurality of elements; a transmission unit that transmits an ultrasonic beam by performing transmission focusing in a first direction from the plurality of elements; a reception unit that generates element data by processing reception signals output from the plurality of elements that has received an ultrasonic echo generated by the transmitted ultrasonic beam; an element data processing unit that generates reflection component removal data by removing a reflection component generated from the first direction from the element data; an image generation unit that generates an ultrasonic image by performing reception focusing for the element data; and a control unit that controls the image generation unit to generate an image signal along a second direction different from the first direction by performing reception focusing in the second direction for the reflection component removal data generated by the element data processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yamamoto, Shoji Hara
  • Patent number: 10479681
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel substance that has a high reactivity as a fluorinating agent, is effectively used in various fluorination reactions, and is safely handled even in air. As the solution for achieving this object, the present invention provides a complex obtained by reacting bromine trifluoride with at least one metal halide selected from the group consisting of halogenated metals and halogenated hydrogen metals in a nonpolar solvent. This complex serves as a fluorinating agent that provides excellent fluorination performance and that is stable in air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shoji Hara, Yosuke Kishikawa, Atsushi Shirai, Takashi Namikawa, Sumi Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20190152779
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel substance that has a high reactivity as a fluorinating agent, is effectively used in various fluorination reactions, and is safely handled even in air. As the solution for achieving this object, the present invention provides a complex obtained by reacting bromine trifluoride with at least one metal halide selected from the group consisting of halogenated metals and halogenated hydrogen metals in a nonpolar solvent. This complex serves as a fluorinating agent that provides excellent fluorination performance and that is stable in air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVESITY
    Inventors: Shoji HARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Atsushi SHIRAI, Takashi NAMIKAWA, Sumi ISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 10244642
    Abstract: Electronic component unit (20) is received in inside of housing (1) prepared by joining base (2) and cover (3). Sealing groove (24) for sealing material (24a) is formed on joining surface (21) of base (2). Protruding rib (35) fittable into seal groove (24) is formed on joining surface (33) of cover (3). Furthermore, spring hook portion (4) is provided to be positioned outside of the joining surfaces (21, 33) on an outer peripheral side of housing (1). Spring hook portion (4) is structured to include flexible portion (41) that extends to span between outer peripheral surfaces of base (2) and cover (3) and that is formed into a beam supported at only one end thereof on the outer peripheral surface of cover (3), and engaging portion (40) that is formed on a tip end side of flexible portion (41) and is engaged with the outer peripheral surface of base (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuji Suzuki, Shoji Hara, Masako Umebachi
  • Patent number: 10233080
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel substance that has a high reactivity as a fluorinating agent, is effectively used in various fluorination reactions, and is safely handled even in air. As the solution for achieving this object, the present invention provides a complex obtained by reacting bromine trifluoride with at least one metal halide selected from the group consisting of halogenated metals and halogenated hydrogen metals in a nonpolar solvent. This complex serves as a fluorinating agent that provides excellent fluorination performance and that is stable in air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shoji Hara, Yosuke Kishikawa, Atsushi Shirai, Takashi Namikawa, Sumi Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20180192526
    Abstract: Electronic component unit (20) is received in inside of housing (1) prepared by joining base (2) and cover (3). Sealing groove (24) for sealing material (24a) is formed on joining surface (21) of base (2). Protruding rib (35) fittable into seal groove (24) is formed on joining surface (33) of cover (3). Furthermore, spring hook portion (4) is provided to be positioned outside of the joining surfaces (21, 33) on an outer peripheral side of housing (1). Spring hook portion (4) is structured to include flexible portion (41) that extends to span between outer peripheral surfaces of base (2) and cover (3) and that is formed into a beam supported at only one end thereof on the outer peripheral surface of cover (3), and engaging portion (40) that is formed on a tip end side of flexible portion (41) and is engaged with the outer peripheral surface of base (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuji SUZUKI, Shoji HARA, Masako UMEBACHI
  • Publication number: 20180111898
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a fluorinated organic compound with a high yield without using carbon tetrachloride in view of the fact that the production of a fluorinated organic compound with a sufficient yield was impossible for a hitherto-known method that uses a fluorinating agent that contains IF5-pyridine-HF alone. Another object of the present invention is to provide a fluorinating reagent that is capable of achieving this object. The present invention provides a composition comprising (1) IF5 and (2) an aprotic solvent (with the proviso that carbon tetrachloride is excluded), wherein the aprotic solvent is contained in an amount within a range of 50 mass ppm to 20 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Masahiro HIGASHI, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Shoji HARA
  • Publication number: 20170296062
    Abstract: In a photoacoustic measurement apparatus and a photoacoustic measurement system, it is possible to generate blood flow information using a photoacoustic image without requiring a separate tourniquet. A light source emits measurement light. A probe detects a photoacoustic wave generated in a subject after measurement light is emitted to the subject in each of the avascularized condition in which the subject is avascularized and the non-avascularized condition in which the subject is not avascularized. Photoacoustic image generation unit generates a photoacoustic image based on the detection signal of the photoacoustic wave. Blood flow information generation unit generates blood flow information based on the signal value of a photoacoustic image in a region of interest set in the photoacoustic image. The avascularization of the subject is performed by pressing the probe against the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kaku IRISAWA, Dai MURAKOSHI, Tetsuro EBATA, Shoji HARA
  • Publication number: 20170296061
    Abstract: In a photoacoustic measurement apparatus and a photoacoustic measurement system, blood flow information in a desired region can be generated using a photoacoustic image. A light source emits measurement light. A probe detects a photoacoustic wave generated in a subject after measurement light is emitted to the subject in each of the avascularized condition in which the subject is avascularized and the non-avascularized condition in which the subject is not avascularized. Photoacoustic image generation unit generates a photoacoustic image based on the detection signal of the photoacoustic wave. Blood flow information generation unit generates blood flow information based on the signal value of a photoacoustic image in a region of interest set in the photoacoustic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Dai MURAKOSHI, Kaku IRISAWA, Tetsuro EBATA, Shoji HARA
  • Patent number: 9758455
    Abstract: Object: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing, with a high yield, a fluorinated organic compound, the fluorinated organic compound having not been produced with a sufficient yield by a conventional method for producing a fluorinated organic compound using a fluorinating agent containing IF5-pyridine-HF alone. Another object of the present invention is to provide a fluorinating reagent. Means for achieving the object: A method for producing a fluorinated organic compound comprising step A of fluorinating an organic compound by bringing the organic compound into contact with (1) IF5-pyridine-HF and (2) at least one additive selected from the group consisting of amine hydrogen fluorides, XaF (wherein Xa represents hydrogen, potassium, sodium, or lithium), oxidizers, and reducing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masahiro Higashi, Yosuke Kishikawa, Atsushi Shirai, Takashi Namikawa, Sumi Ishihara, Shoji Hara
  • Publication number: 20160332877
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel substance that has a high reactivity as a fluorinating agent, is effectively used in various fluorination reactions, and is safely handled even in air. As the solution for achieving this object, the present invention provides a complex obtained by reacting bromine trifluoride with at least one metal halide selected from the group consisting of halogenated metals and halogenated hydrogen metals in a nonpolar solvent. This complex serves as a fluorinating agent that provides excellent fluorination performance and that is stable in air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shoji HARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Atsushi SHIRAI, Takashi NAMIKAWA, Sumi ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20160206289
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic device includes: a probe including a plurality of elements that are arranged; a transmission unit that transmits an ultrasonic beam by performing transmission focusing in a first direction from the plurality of elements of the probe; a reception unit that generates element data by processing reception signals output from the plurality of elements of the probe that has received an ultrasonic echo generated by the ultrasonic beam transmitted from the transmission unit; an element data processing unit that generates reflection component removal data by removing a reflection component generated from the first direction from the element data; an image generation unit that generates an ultrasonic image by performing reception focusing for the element data; and a control unit that controls the image generation unit to generate an image signal along a second direction different from the first direction by performing reception focusing in the second direction for the reflection component remov
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki YAMAMOTO, Shoji HARA
  • Publication number: 20150315136
    Abstract: Object: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing, with a high yield, a fluorinated organic compound, the fluorinated organic compound having not been produced with a sufficient yield by a conventional method for producing a fluorinated organic compound using a fluorinating agent containing IF5-pyridine-HF alone. Another object of the present invention is to provide a fluorinating reagent. Means for achieving the object: A method for producing a fluorinated organic compound comprising step A of fluorinating an organic compound by bringing the organic compound into contact with (1) IF5-pyridine-HF and (2) at least one additive selected from the group consisting of amine hydrogen fluorides, XaF (wherein Xa represents hydrogen, potassium, sodium, or lithium), oxidizers, and reducing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Masahiro HIGASHI, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Atsushi SHIRAI, Takashi NAMIKAWA, Sumi ISHIHARA, Shoji HARA
  • Patent number: 8527296
    Abstract: There is provided a medical information processing system including a diagnosis information storing section that stores thereon frequency information in association with an initial diagnosis and a conclusive diagnosis, where the frequency information indicates a frequency with which a combination of the initial diagnosis and the conclusive diagnosis that is different from the initial diagnosis is observed, a diagnosis receiving section that receives a diagnosis during a diagnosis process, and a disease information presenting section that presents, to a diagnosis-making person, one of the conclusive diagnosis and the initial diagnosis which is stored on the diagnosis information storing section in association with one of the initial diagnosis and the conclusive diagnosis which is the same as the diagnosis received by the diagnosis receiving section, in a manner according to the frequency information stored on the diagnosis information storing section in association with the initial diagnosis and the conclusive
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Osawa, Shoji Hara, Yasuhiko Kaneko