Patents by Inventor Shuji Matsumoto

Shuji Matsumoto 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: 20200049421
    Abstract: A vapor chamber that includes a housing; a pillar arranged in the housing; a working fluid sealed in the housing; and a wick arranged in the housing. The pillar has a first bottom surface and a second bottom surface, and pores therein. The first bottom surface is in contact with a first main interior surface of the housing and the second bottom surface is in contact with the wick. The first bottom surface has an area larger than an area of the second bottom surface. The pillar has a side surface connecting a periphery of the first bottom surface and a periphery of the second bottom surface. A cross-sectional area of the pillar decreases along a direction from the first bottom surface to the second bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: TAKUO WAKAOKA, Shuji Matsumoto, Takayoshi Obata, Norikazu Kume, Haruhiko Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20180336696
    Abstract: A display control method includes: acquiring an image captured by an image capture apparatus; specifying a position and a direction of the image capture apparatus by a sensor; acquiring display information being associated with position information in an area according to the specified position and direction of the image capture apparatus; acquiring distance information, from among objects included in the image, to an object positioned at a display position according to the position information associated with the acquired display information; deciding whether or not the acquired display information is to be displayed on a display apparatus based on the acquired distance information and position information associated with the acquired display information; and displaying, in the case where it is decided that the display information is to be displayed, an image including a content based on the display information and the image on the display apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventor: Shuji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10090060
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a data communication system includes: a data transmitting device that transmits a test pattern; and a data receiving device that receives the test pattern. The data receiving device receives the test pattern with every change in a threshold for determining whether received data is High or Low, compares the test pattern to an expected value for the respective changed thresholds, and selects the threshold based on the result of comparison between the test pattern and the expected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Fukushima, Shuji Matsumoto, Makoto Hara, Yasushi Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 9814124
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a surge protection device including a ceramic substrate (1), at least one pair of discharge electrodes (31) disposed on a surface of the ceramic substrate (1) so as to face each other at end portions thereof with a space in between, outer electrodes (32) electrically connected to the corresponding discharge electrodes (31), and a discharge auxiliary electrode (4) disposed between the end portions of the pair of discharge electrodes (31) The discharge auxiliary electrode (4) contains crystalized glass and particles of conductive powder (40) dispersed apart from each other in the crystalized glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Okamoto, Yukio Maeda, Shuji Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20170248654
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a data communication system includes: a data transmitting device that transmits a test pattern; and a data receiving device that receives the test pattern. The data receiving device receives the test pattern with every change in a threshold for determining whether received data is High or Low, compares the test pattern to an expected value for the respective changed thresholds, and selects the threshold based on the result of comparison between the test pattern and the expected value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akihiro FUKUSHIMA, Shuji MATSUMOTO, Makoto HARA, Yasushi YAMAKAWA
  • Patent number: 9590440
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes a first charging terminal that is to be brought into contact with a second charging terminal of a battery charger, a battery that is charged by electric power that is supplied from an external power supply via the first charging terminal, a resistor that is arranged between the first charging terminal and the battery, and a processor that measures voltage values of both ends of the resistor, that calculates, on the basis of the voltage values of the both ends, a terminal voltage value of the second charging terminal, and a resistance value of the resistor, an electric power consumption value of a contact portion in which the first charging terminal is brought into contact with the second charging terminal, and that stops charging the battery when the electric power consumption value is equal to or greater than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Shuji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9536669
    Abstract: In a method of forming a plating layer for an external terminal electrode by applying, for example, copper plating to an end surface of a component main body with respective ends of internal electrodes exposed, and then applying a heat treatment at a temperature of about 1000° C. or more in order to improve the adhesion strength and moisture resistance of the external terminal electrode, the plating layer may be partially melted to decrease the bonding strength of the plating layer. In the step of applying a heat treatment at a temperature of about 1000° C. or more to a component main body with plating layers formed thereon, the average rate of temperature increase from room temperature to the temperature of about 1000° C. or more is set to about 100° C./minute or more. This average rate of temperature increase maintains a moderate eutectic state in the plating layer and ensures a sufficient bonding strength of the plating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Motoki, Syunsuke Takeuchi, Makoto Ogawa, Seiichi Nishihara, Kenichi Kawasaki, Shuji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9418790
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component including thin external terminal electrodes each having a superior bonding force to a ceramic base body is provided. In order to form the external terminal electrodes, after Cu plating films are deposited on exposed portions of internal electrodes by direct plating on a ceramic base body, a Cu liquid phase, an O2-containing liquid phase, and a Cu solid phase are generated between the Cu plating film and the ceramic base body by a heat treatment, so that Cu oxides are dispersed in the Cu plating film, at least near an interface with the ceramic base body. Since the Cu oxides function as an adhesive, a bonding force of the Cu plating film to the ceramic base body can be increased, and hence the external terminal electrode having a superior bonding force to the ceramic base body can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Takeuchi, Kenichi Kawasaki, Akihiro Motoki, Makoto Ogawa, Shuji Matsumoto, Seiichi Nishihara
  • Publication number: 20160105948
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a surge protection device including a ceramic substrate (1), at least one pair of discharge electrodes (31) disposed on a surface of the ceramic substrate (1) so as to face each other at end portions thereof with a space in between, outer electrodes (32) electrically connected to the corresponding discharge electrodes (31), and a discharge auxiliary electrode (4) disposed between the end portions of the pair of discharge electrodes (31) The discharge auxiliary electrode (4) contains crystalized glass and particles of conductive powder (40) dispersed apart from each other in the crystalized glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Masanori Okamoto, Yukio Maeda, Shuji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9226881
    Abstract: A multi-functional composite poser having the properties of (a) excellent adhesiveness, (b) excellent extendability, (c) an appropriate glossy effect, (d) appropriate covering capability, and (e) excellent soft-focusing capability. The powder is constituted by a scale-like base material, a group of particles including titanium dioxide particles deposited on a part of a surface of the scale-like base material, and a thin film of a composite oxide containing titanium and iron coating part of the surface of the scale-like base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji Matsumoto, Naoyuki Enomoto, Yasutaka Miyoshi, Takumi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20150325374
    Abstract: In a method of forming a plating layer for an external terminal electrode by applying, for example, copper plating to an end surface of a component main body with respective ends of internal electrodes exposed, and then applying a heat treatment at a temperature of about 1000° C. or more in order to improve the adhesion strength and moisture resistance of the external terminal electrode, the plating layer may be partially melted to decrease the bonding strength of the plating layer. In the step of applying a heat treatment at a temperature of about 1000° C. or more to a component main body with plating layers formed thereon, the average rate of temperature increase from room temperature to the temperature of about 1000° C. or more is set to about 100° C./minute or more. This average rate of temperature increase maintains a moderate eutectic state in the plating layer and ensures a sufficient bonding strength of the plating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Akihiro MOTOKI, Syunsuke TAKEUCHI, Makoto OGAWA, Seiichi NISHIHARA, Kenichi KAWASAKI, Shuji MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 9123469
    Abstract: In a method of forming a plating layer for an external terminal electrode by applying, for example, copper plating to an end surface of a component main body with respective ends of internal electrodes exposed, and then applying a heat treatment at a temperature of about 1000° C. or more in order to improve the adhesion strength and moisture resistance of the external terminal electrode, the plating layer may be partially melted to decrease the bonding strength of the plating layer. In the step of applying a heat treatment at a temperature of about 1000° C. or more to a component main body with plating layers formed thereon, the average rate of temperature increase from room temperature to the temperature of about 1000° C. or more is set to about 100° C./minute or more. This average rate of temperature increase maintains a moderate eutectic state in the plating layer and ensures a sufficient bonding strength of the plating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Motoki, Syunsuke Takeuchi, Makoto Ogawa, Seiichi Nishihara, Kenichi Kawasaki, Shuji Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20150198637
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes a first charging terminal that is to be brought into contact with a second charging terminal of a battery charger, a battery that is charged by electric power that is supplied from an external power supply via the first charging terminal, a resistor that is arranged between the first charging terminal and the battery, and a processor that measures voltage values of both ends of the resistor, that calculates, on the basis of the voltage values of the both ends, a terminal voltage value of the second charging terminal, and a resistance value of the resistor, an electric power consumption value of a contact portion in which the first charging terminal is brought into contact with the second charging terminal, and that stops charging the battery when the electric power consumption value is equal to or greater than a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventor: SHUJI MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150182430
    Abstract: A multi-functional composite poser having the properties of (a) excellent adhesiveness, (b) excellent extendability, (c) an appropriate glossy effect, (d) appropriate covering capability, and (e) excellent soft-focusing capability. The powder is constituted by a scale-like base material, a group of particles including titanium dioxide particles deposited on a part of a surface of the scale-like base material, and a thin film of a composite oxide containing titanium and iron coating part of the surface of the scale-like base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Shuji Matsumoto, Naoyuki Enomoto, Yasutaka Miyoshi, Takumi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9005638
    Abstract: This invention provides cosmetics containing a multi-functional composite powder having the properties of (a) an excellent adhesiveness, (b) an excellent extendability, (c) an appropriate glossy effect, (d) a homogeneous cosmetic film, (e) an appropriate covering capability, (f) a cosmetic film not causing a white masking, (g) a high compatibility between a color appearance of cosmetics and a color tone of the cosmetic film, (h) an excellent soft-focusing capability, (i) an excellent ultraviolet protective effect, and the like. The multi-functional composite powder is constituted by a scale-like base material, a group of particles comprising at least fine particles of titanium dioxide deposited on a surface of the scale-like base material, and a thin film of a composite oxide containing titanium and iron coated thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Matsumoto, Naoyuki Enomoto, Yasutaka Miyoshi, Takumi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20130338051
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a chemically strengthened glass for a display device, which is capable of suppressing generation of concave defects. The present invention relates to a method for producing a chemically strengthened glass substrate for a display device, in which a calcium concentration in a cleaning liquid used in a final cleaning step before a chemical strengthening step is 5 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuji Matsumoto, Tsuguhide Isemura, Koji Nakagawa, Kazutaka Ono, Shusaku Akiba, Haruo Aizawa
  • Patent number: 8471139
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion module which has a P-type thermoelectric conversion material and an N-type thermoelectric conversion material electrically connected to each other. The P-type thermoelectric conversion material and the N-type thermoelectric conversion material are joined with insulating material particles (ceramic spherical particles) interposed therebetween, so as not to be electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Nakamura, Shuji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8254081
    Abstract: In a laminated ceramic electronic component in which, by directly carrying out a plating process on an outer surface of a component main body, an external electrode is formed thereon, an attempt is made to improve the adhesion strength between a plated film forming the external electrode and the component main body. A brazing material containing Ti is applied to at least one portion of a surface on which external electrodes of a component main body is formed, and by baking this brazing material, a metal layer containing Ti is formed. Moreover, the external electrodes are formed by a plating process so as to coat at least the metal layer, and a heating process is then carried out so as to cause counter diffusion between the metal layer and the plated film that is to form the external electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Nishihara, Shuji Matsumoto, Akihiro Motoki, Makoto Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20120183682
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component including thin external terminal electrodes each having a superior bonding force to a ceramic base body is provided. In order to form the external terminal electrodes, after Cu plating films are deposited on exposed portions of internal electrodes by direct plating on a ceramic base body, a Cu liquid phase, an O2-containing liquid phase, and a Cu solid phase are generated between the Cu plating film and the ceramic base body by a heat treatment, so that Cu oxides are dispersed in the Cu plating film, at least near an interface with the ceramic base body. Since the Cu oxides function as an adhesive, a bonding force of the Cu plating film to the ceramic base body can be increased, and hence the external terminal electrode having a superior bonding force to the ceramic base body can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Takeuchi, Kenichi Kawasaki, Akihiro Motoki, Makoto Ogawa, Shuji Matsumoto, Seiichi Nishihara
  • Patent number: 8194391
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component including thin external terminal electrodes each having a superior bonding force to a ceramic base body is provided. In order to form the external terminal electrodes, after Cu plating films are deposited on exposed portions of internal electrodes by direct plating on a ceramic base body, a Cu liquid phase, an O2-containing liquid phase, and a Cu solid phase are generated between the Cu plating film and the ceramic base body by a heat treatment, so that Cu oxides are dispersed in the Cu plating film, at least near an interface with the ceramic base body. Since the Cu oxides function as an adhesive, a bonding force of the Cu plating film to the ceramic base body can be increased, and hence the external terminal electrode having a superior bonding force to the ceramic base body can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Takeuchi, Kenichi Kawasaki, Akihiro Motoki, Makoto Ogawa, Shuji Matsumoto, Seiichi Nishihara