Patents by Inventor Shuji Fujita

Shuji Fujita 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: 20210369904
    Abstract: There is provided a novel aroma generator. Provided is an aroma generator including: a cartridge holding unit equipped with a cartridge that holds a fragrance; and a control unit that automatically selects a type of the fragrance in the cartridge according to sensing information obtained from the outside. The sensing information may be external environment information and/or biological information. Furthermore, the aroma generator may further include an air blower that blows the fragrance in the cartridge, and the control unit may automatically change blowing intensity of the air blower according to the sensing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: CEDRIC DUVERT, HIDEAKI TACHINO, YUKITO INOUE, SHUJI FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20210353816
    Abstract: To provide an aroma diffusing device and a method of controlling an aroma diffusing device that can enable a plurality of functions to be achieved by operation inputs to one operation input part. Provided is an aroma diffusing device including: a perfume holding part in which a perfume is held; an air blowing source configured to supply air to the perfume holding part; an aroma discharge part through which the air having passed through the perfume holding part is discharged; an operation input part on which an operation input for the air blowing source is performed by a user; and an air blowing source control part configured to control a supply state of the air on the basis of an operation input on the one operation input part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi KONYA, Shuji FUJITA
  • Patent number: 11110193
    Abstract: To provide an aroma diffusing device and a method of controlling an aroma diffusing device that can enable a plurality of functions to be achieved by operation inputs to one operation input part. Provided is an aroma diffusing device including: a perfume holding part in which a perfume is held; an air blowing source configured to supply air to the perfume holding part; an aroma discharge part through which the air having passed through the perfume holding part is discharged; an operation input part on which an operation input for the air blowing source is performed by a user; and an air blowing source control part configured to control a supply state of the air on the basis of an operation input on the one operation input part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Konya, Shuji Fujita
  • Patent number: 11097774
    Abstract: A steering assist system for a hybrid vehicle capable of being driven by both of an engine and a drive motor, including a first assist portion and a second assist portion configured to assist a steering force respectively utilizing the engine and an electric motor each as a drive source, wherein the steering force is assisted only by the second assist portion in a motor-driven state in which the vehicle is driven only by the drive motor, and wherein the steering assist system is configured to, upon occurrence of a failure of the second assist portion in the motor-driven state, drive the engine, execute assist switching from an assist by the second assist portion to an assist by the first assist portion, and gradually increase, in the assist switching, an assist force by the first assist portion up to a set assist force when the vehicle is being steered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishida, Shuji Fujita
  • Publication number: 20210139532
    Abstract: The present invention has an object of shortening the process time and reducing use of a poor solvent for solidifying a carrier (Tag)-peptide component, by removing impurities without conducting solid-liquid separation (condensation, solid-liquid separation and drying operation) of a Tag-peptide component, in an Fmoc method using a Tag for liquid phase peptide synthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: JITSUBO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki SUZUKI, Susumu MUTO, Shuji FUJITA, Daisuke KUBO
  • Patent number: 10994043
    Abstract: [Object] To propose a novel and improved fragrance providing device that can be reduced in size. [Solution] Provided is a fragrance providing device including: a fragrance material holding member in which a plurality of holding passages each holding a fragrance material are provided to penetrate the fragrance material holding member; and a rotation mechanism capable of relatively rotating the fragrance material holding member and a member provided with an introduction port that communicates with part of the plurality of holding passages and introduces air supplied from an airflow source to the part of the holding passages, in a manner that the part of the holding passages that communicates with the introduction port is switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koya Nomoto, Shuji Fujita, Yukari Tsunoda, Tsunetoshi Samukawa
  • Publication number: 20200324806
    Abstract: A steering system installed on a vehicle, including: a steering mechanism including a steering member and configured to enable a wheel to be steered in accordance with a movement of the steering member; an operation assist device configured to apply a torque to a steering shaft for assisting an operation of a steering operation member; a steering assist device configured to assist the movement of the steering member utilizing a working fluid; and a controller configured to control a torque applied to the steering shaft by the operation assist device and control a supply flow rate of the working fluid, wherein the steering assist device assists the movement of the steering member with an assist force that depends on the supply flow rate, and the controller increases the supply flow rate when an operation speed of the steering operation member becomes equal to or higher than a set threshold speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshimasa Aoki, Shuji Fujita, Koki Sato, Hiroki Fukui, Tsuyoshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10772983
    Abstract: A perfume retainer includes a main body and an air flow channel located in the main body. The air flow channel includes: a retainer space configured to retain a perfume, a first opening located connecting a first end of the retainer space to a space outside of a first end of the air flow channel, and a second opening connecting a second end of the retainer space to a space outside of a second end of the air flow channel. The retainer space includes a plurality of segment regions arranged adjacent each other such that an external wall of one of the plurality of segment regions is in contact with an external wall of another of the plurality of segment regions. The plurality of segment regions increase a surface area of the air flow channel without increasing a volume of space of the air flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Fujita, Tsunetoshi Samukawa, Koya Nomoto, Yuji Ishigaki, Hideki Nakano, Keita Tanaka, Naoyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10729800
    Abstract: [Object] It is possible to efficiently perfume using a relatively small amount of fragrance material while an increase in size of a perfuming device is minimized. [Solution] Provided is a cartridge for a perfuming device, including: a main body part; an air flow channel that is provided in the main body part and has both ends that are open; and a fragrance material held in at least a part of an inner surface of the air flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Fujita, Yukari Tsunoda, Tsunetoshi Samukawa, Jusuke Shimura
  • Patent number: 10654891
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a cross-linked peptide containing a novel non-peptide cross-linked structure, and a method for synthesizing the same. A cross-linked peptide having a novel non-peptide cross-linked structure, a useful intermediate for synthesizing the cross-linked peptide, and a method for synthesizing the novel cross-linked peptide and the intermediate are provided. The cross-linked peptide is characterized by having an —NR— bond in the cross-linked structure. By using the method for synthesizing the cross-linked peptide, a cross-link can be freely designed and an change can be freely made to a cross-link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Jitsubo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kono, Shuji Fujita, Hideaki Suzuki, Mari Okumoto, Takashi Nakae, Kazuhiro Chiba
  • Patent number: 10633418
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a cross-linked peptide containing a novel non-peptide cross-linked structure, and a method for synthesizing the same. A cross-linked peptide having a novel non-peptide cross-linked structure, a useful intermediate for synthesizing the cross-linked peptide, and a method for synthesizing the novel cross-linked peptide and the intermediate are provided. The cross-linked peptide is characterized by having an —NR— bond in the cross-linked structure. By using the method for synthesizing the cross-linked peptide, a cross-link can be freely designed and an change can be freely made to a cross-link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: JITSUBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kono, Shuji Fujita, Hideaki Suzuki, Mari Okumoto, Takashi Nakae, Kazuhiro Chiba
  • Patent number: 10566914
    Abstract: A transducer that converts electrical energy to mechanical energy, the transducer includes a dielectric layer; a first electrode that is provided on one surface of the dielectric layer; and a second electrode that is provided on another surface of the dielectric layer. At least one of the first electrode and the second electrode becomes an insulator, before the dielectric layer suffers insulation breakdown by voltage that is applied between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Fujita, Yukari Tsunoda, Satoshi Nakamaru
  • Publication number: 20190282720
    Abstract: To provide an aroma diffusing device and a method of controlling an aroma diffusing device that can enable a plurality of functions to be achieved by operation inputs to one operation input part. Provided is an aroma diffusing device including: a perfume holding part in which a perfume is held; an air blowing source configured to supply air to the perfume holding part; an aroma discharge part through which the air having passed through the perfume holding part is discharged; an operation input part on which an operation input for the air blowing source is performed by a user; and an air blowing source control part configured to control a supply state of the air on the basis of an operation input on the one operation input part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi KONYA, Shuji FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20190248410
    Abstract: A steering assist system for a hybrid vehicle capable of being driven by both of an engine and a drive motor, including a first assist portion and a second assist portion configured to assist a steering force respectively utilizing the engine and an electric motor each as a drive source, wherein the steering force is assisted only by the second assist portion in a motor-driven state in which the vehicle is driven only by the drive motor, and wherein the steering assist system is configured to, upon occurrence of a failure of the second assist portion in the motor-driven state, drive the engine, execute assist switching from an assist by the second assist portion to an assist by the first assist portion, and gradually increase, in the assist switching, an assist force by the first assist portion up to a set assist force when the vehicle is being steered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishida, Shuji Fujita
  • Patent number: 10281400
    Abstract: A method for enhancing luminescence of a luminous material, a substance detection method, a substance detection apparatus, and a luminescence enhancer are provided. A method for enhancing luminescence of a luminous material, the method including: holding, in a luminescence detection unit, the luminous material and a white colloidal particle both contained in a liquid; and irradiating the luminescence detection unit with light, in which the luminescence detection unit has an inner diameter of 300 ?m or less in an optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Fujita, Kyohei Yoshimitsu, Seiji Yamada, Daisuke Yamaguchi, Yoshio Goto
  • Publication number: 20180311397
    Abstract: [Object] To propose a novel and improved fragrance material holding member and fragrance providing device that can improve persistence of a fragrance material while avoiding an increase in the size of the device. [Solution] Provided is a fragrance material holding member including: an airflow passage through which air supplied from an airflow source passes, the airflow passage being provided to penetrate the fragrance material holding member; and a holding space that branches from the airflow passage and holds a fragrance material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Fujita, Yuji Ishigaki, Yukari Tsunoda, Koya Nomoto, Tsunetoshi Samukawa
  • Publication number: 20180303964
    Abstract: [Object] To propose a novel and improved fragrance providing device that can be reduced in size. [Solution] Provided is a fragrance providing device including: a fragrance material holding member in which a plurality of holding passages each holding a fragrance material are provided to penetrate the fragrance material holding member; and a rotation mechanism capable of relatively rotating the fragrance material holding member and a member provided with an introduction port that communicates with part of the plurality of holding passages and introduces air supplied from an airflow source to the part of the holding passages, in a manner that the part of the holding passages that communicates with the introduction port is switched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koya Nomoto, Shuji Fujita, Yukari Tsunoda, Tsunetoshi Samukawa
  • Patent number: 10090124
    Abstract: [Object] To enable to visually recognizing information displayed on an outer circumferential surface of a member from an axial direction of the member and capable of switching selection elements while viewing the device from the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junko Katsuraku, Koya Nomoto, Shuji Fujita, Tsunetoshi Samukawa
  • Publication number: 20180243460
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a perfume retainer member and an aroma provision device that are capable of preventing the device from getting larger and improving aroma sustainability. [Solution] The perfume retainer member includes: a retainer space that is made in a main body to retain a perfume; and a first opening and a second opening configured to open the retainer space to an outside of the main body. An air flow channel includes the retainer space, the first opening, and the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Fujita, Tsunetoshi Samukawa, Koya Nomoto, Yuji Ishigaki, Hideki Nakano, Keita Tanaka, Naoyuki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180202933
    Abstract: A method for enhancing luminescence of a luminous material, a substance detection method, a substance detection apparatus, and a luminescence enhancer are provided. A method for enhancing luminescence of a luminous material, the method including: holding, in a luminescence detection unit, the luminous material and a white colloidal particle both contained in a liquid; and irradiating the luminescence detection unit with light, in which the luminescence detection unit has an inner diameter of 300 ?m or less in an optical axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: SHUJI FUJITA, KYOHEI YOSHIMITSU, SEIJI YAMADA, DAISUKE YAMAGUCHI, YOSHIO GOTO