Patents by Inventor Shuhei Yokoyama

Shuhei Yokoyama 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: 20200401164
    Abstract: To provide an information processing apparatus capable of controlling vibration in accordance with a situation in a case where the vibration is generated on the basis of an audio signal. Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a vibration unit; and a control unit configured to detect a state of the own apparatus and control a state of the vibration unit on the basis of a detection result, in which the control unit vibrates the vibration unit in accordance with reproduction of content while the content is being reproduced in the own apparatus, and, in a case where a predetermined condition is satisfied, restricts vibration of the vibration unit even while the content is being reproduced in the own apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei MIYAZAKI, Yugo TAKEDA, Takeshi MATSUI, Taku TOMITA, Seiji MURAMATSU, Ryoko AMANO, Risa TAKAHASHI, Ikuo YAMANO, Takeshi OGITA, Ayumi KATO, Ryo YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200365739
    Abstract: In a semiconductor device including a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film and a protective film over the transistor, an oxide insulating film containing oxygen in excess of the stoichiometric composition is formed as the protective film under the following conditions: a substrate placed in a treatment chamber evacuated to a vacuum level is held at a temperature higher than or equal to 180° C. and lower than or equal to 260° C.; a source gas is introduced into the treatment chamber so that the pressure in the treatment chamber is set to be higher than or equal to 100 Pa and lower than or equal to 250 Pa; and a high-frequency power higher than or equal to 0.17 W/cm2 and lower than or equal to 0.5 W/cm2 is supplied to an electrode provided in the treatment chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi OKAZAKI, Toshinari SASAKI, Shuhei YOKOYAMA, Takashi HAMOCHI
  • Publication number: 20200318093
    Abstract: A novel protein deamidase having an activity of directly acting on a side chain amide group of an asparagine residue in a protein to form a side chain carboxyl group and release ammonia, a microorganism that produces the same, a gene encoding the same, a method for producing the same, and use of the same are provided. A bacterium classified into the class Actinobacteria is cultured to generate protein deamidase, and the enzyme is collected from culture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Noriko YOKOYAMA, Mayu Nakano, Shuhei Hashiro, Masako Hiraga, Kazutaka Shimbo, Ayaka Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 10796979
    Abstract: A power module includes: a power chip; a control chip controlling the power chip; a power terminal connected to the power chip; a control terminal connected to the control chip; and a package covering the power chip, the control chip, the power terminal, and the control terminal with mold resin, wherein first and second recesses for attaching a fin are respectively provided on side faces facing each other of the package from which neither the power terminal nor the control terminal protrudes, and the first and second recesses are arranged not at positions opposite to each other but alternately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Maki Hasegawa, Shuhei Yokoyama, Shigeru Mori, Hisashi Kawafuji
  • Publication number: 20200298558
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid discharging device includes a storage unit storing a use history indicating whether the liquid discharging device has been previously used, and a discharging device mounted on a liquid dispensing apparatus and configured to discharge a liquid when supplied a discharge voltage in response to a discharge signal received from the liquid dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Shuhei YOKOYAMA, Satoshi KAIHO, Ryutaro KUSUNOKI, Seiya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200303237
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device according to the present invention includes the steps of (a) preparing a lead frame including a power chip die pad to which two terminals are connected, a control element die pad to which one terminal is connected, and tie bar portions connecting between a plurality of terminals including the two terminals, (b) placing a power chip and a free wheel diode on the power chip die pad and placing ICs on the control element die pad, (c) encapsulating in a mold resin to allow the tie bar portions to be exposed outside and a plurality of terminals including the two terminals and the one terminal to protrude outward, and (d) removing the tie bar portions other than the tie bar portions connecting the two terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei YOKOYAMA, Seiya SUGIMACHI, Maki HASEGAWA, Kosuke YAMAGUCHI, Shogo SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10741694
    Abstract: In a semiconductor device including a transistor including an oxide semiconductor film and a protective film over the transistor, an oxide insulating film containing oxygen in excess of the stoichiometric composition is formed as the protective film under the following conditions: a substrate placed in a treatment chamber evacuated to a vacuum level is held at a temperature higher than or equal to 180° C. and lower than or equal to 260° C.; a source gas is introduced into the treatment chamber so that the pressure in the treatment chamber is set to be higher than or equal to 100 Pa and lower than or equal to 250 Pa; and a high-frequency power higher than or equal to 0.17 W/cm2 and lower than or equal to 0.5 W/cm2 is supplied to an electrode provided in the treatment chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Okazaki, Toshinari Sasaki, Shuhei Yokoyama, Takashi Hamochi
  • Patent number: 10741472
    Abstract: A power module includes: a power chip; a control chip controlling the power chip; a power terminal connected to the power chip; a control terminal connected to the control chip; and a package covering the power chip, the control chip, the power terminal, and the control terminal with mold resin, wherein first and second recesses for attaching a fin are respectively provided on side faces facing each other of the package from which neither the power terminal nor the control terminal protrudes, and the first and second recesses are arranged not at positions opposite to each other but alternately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Maki Hasegawa, Shuhei Yokoyama, Shigeru Mori, Hisashi Kawafuji
  • Publication number: 20200230957
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head includes a driving substrate including a driving element configured to, in response to a signal from an external controller, expand or contract so that a liquid is discharged from a pressure chamber through a nozzle, and a connection portion connecting the driving element to a wiring substrate connectable to the external controller; a sealing member that covers the connection portion and a part of the wiring substrate; and a mask plate partially covering a part of the driving substrate including the connection portion and contacting the sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Mengfei WONG, Ryutaro KUSUNOKI, Shuhei YOKOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10717272
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid discharging device includes a storage unit storing a use history indicating whether the liquid discharging device has been previously used, and a discharging device mounted on a liquid dispensing apparatus and configured to discharge a liquid when supplied a discharge voltage in response to a discharge signal received from the liquid dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuhei Yokoyama, Satoshi Kaiho, Ryutaro Kusunoki, Seiya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10717971
    Abstract: A novel protein deamidase having an activity of directly acting on a side chain amide group of an asparagine residue in a protein to form a side chain carboxyl group and release ammonia, a microorganism that produces the same, a gene encoding the same, a method for producing the same, and use of the same are provided. A bacterium classified into the class Actinobacteria is cultured to generate protein deamidase, and the enzyme is collected from culture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriko Yokoyama, Mayu Nakano, Shuhei Hashiro, Masako Hiraga, Kazutaka Shimbo, Ayaka Tokunaga
  • Publication number: 20200194353
    Abstract: The present invention is a semiconductor module including: first and second drive circuits that perform drive control of at least one pair of first and second switching devices, in which the at least one pair of first and second switching devices and the first and second drive circuits are sealed in a package having a rectangular shape in plan view, and there are provided: a control terminal provided to protrude from a side surface of a first long side out of first and second long sides of the package, and to which a control signal of the first and second drive circuits is inputted; an output terminal provided to protrude from a side surface of the second long side; a first main terminal provided to protrude from a side surface of a first short side out of first and second short sides of the package; and a second main terminal provided to protrude from a side surface of the second short side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei YOKOYAMA, Shogo SHIBATA, Maki HASEGAWA, Koichiro NOGUCHI, Shigeru MORI, Toru IWAGAMI
  • Patent number: 10682874
    Abstract: A droplet dispensing apparatus includes a droplet ejection device, a microplate holder, a sheet stand, an image capturing device and a controller. The image capturing device is configured to move to a position above the sheet stand. The controller is configured to perform image processing on image data generated from an image captured by the image capturing device when the image capturing device is at the position above the test sheet on the sheet stand, to determine a size of each of test patterns formed by droplets dropped on the test sheet from the array of nozzles. The controller is further configured to generate a data file including the determined size of each of the test patterns. The test sheet colors or discolors at a place receiving a light-transmissive droplet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamamoto, Shuhei Yokoyama, Takaya Kitawaki
  • Publication number: 20200114670
    Abstract: A droplet dispensing apparatus includes a droplet ejection device, a microplate holder, a sheet stand, an image capturing device and a controller. The image capturing device is configured to move to a position above the sheet stand. The controller is configured to perform image processing on image data generated from an image captured by the image capturing device when the image capturing device is at the position above the test sheet on the sheet stand, to determine a size of each of test patterns formed by droplets dropped on the test sheet from the array of nozzles. The controller is further configured to generate a data file including the determined size of each of the test patterns. The test sheet colors or discolors at a place receiving a light-transmissive droplet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAMAMOTO, Shuhei YOKOYAMA, Takaya KITAWAKI
  • Publication number: 20200114669
    Abstract: A droplet dispensing apparatus includes a droplet ejection device, a microplate holder, a sheet stand, an image capturing device and a controller. The image capturing device is configured to move to a position above the sheet stand. The controller is configured to perform image processing on image data generated from an image captured by the image capturing device when the image capturing device is at the position above the test sheet on the sheet stand, to determine a size of each of test patterns formed by droplets dropped on the test sheet from the array of nozzles. The controller is further configured to generate a data file including the determined size of each of the test patterns. The test sheet colors or discolors at a place receiving a light-transmissive droplet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi YAMAMOTO, Shuhei YOKOYAMA, Takaya KITAWAKI
  • Patent number: 10566222
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a technique capable of providing a semiconductor device with information indicating a plurality of electrical characteristics. A semiconductor device sorting system includes a characteristic measurement unit measuring electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device, a rank determination database for classifying the electrical characteristics into ranks, a calculation unit classifying the plurality of electrical characteristics of the semiconductor device measured by the characteristic measurement unit into a plurality of ranks with reference to the rank determination database, a writing unit converting the plurality of ranks classified by the calculation unit into a graphic symbolic code and forming the graphic symbolic code on the semiconductor device, a reading unit reading the plurality of ranks from the graphic symbolic code formed on the semiconductor device, and a sorting unit sorting the semiconductor device based on the plurality of ranks being read by the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Yokoyama, Maki Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Shigeru Mori, Toru Iwagami
  • Publication number: 20200047178
    Abstract: A chemical solution discharge device includes substrates, holding containers, a plurality of first actuators, a plurality of second actuators, a first conductive wire, and a second conductive wire. The substrate is formed with a plurality of first pressure chambers and a plurality of second pressure chambers respectively adjacent to the plurality of first pressure chambers, and includes chemical solution supply ports for supplying the chemical solution to the plurality of first pressure chambers and second pressure chambers. The plurality of first actuators change the pressure of the chemical solution in the plurality of first pressure chambers. The plurality of second actuators change the pressure of the chemical solution in the plurality of second pressure chambers. The first conductive wire supplies a first driving signal to the plurality of first actuators. The second conductive wire supplies a second driving signal to the plurality of second actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Shuhei Yokoyama, Ryutaro Kusunoki, MengFei Wong
  • Patent number: 10500856
    Abstract: According to one embodiment in an inkjet head, the common electrodes for all the actuators, without overlapping with the first wiring pattern formed by individual electrodes, are connected to a second wiring pattern that passes between the outer peripheral portion of piezoelectric bodies, and a third wiring pattern that extends in a direction different from a direction of the second wiring pattern. The first wiring pattern and the third wiring pattern are electrically insulated at intersections thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Meng Fei Wong, Ryutaro Kusunoki, Shuhei Yokoyama, Ryuichi Arai
  • Publication number: 20190315122
    Abstract: A droplet dispensing apparatus includes a droplet ejection device, a microplate holder, and a sheet stand. The droplet ejection device has a solution holding vessel and an array of nozzles for ejection of droplets communicating with the solution holding vessel. The microplate holder is configured to hold a microplate into which the droplets are ejected. A test sheet being colored or discolored at a place where a light-transmissive droplet is received for testing the array of nozzles can be placed on the sheet stand. The droplet ejection device is configured to move to a first position above the microplate holder for ejection of droplets into the microplate and to a second position above the sheet stand for ejection of droplets onto the test sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Shuhei YOKOYAMA, Takaya KITAWAKI, Hiroshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: D864135
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Yokoyama, Maki Hasegawa, Shigeru Mori