Patents by Inventor Takahiro Ando

Takahiro Ando 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: 20210028158
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a light-emitting device that is able to output light with a shorter pulse. A light-emitting device according to the present disclosure includes a capacitor, one or more solid-state light-emitting elements that emit light when electric power is supplied from the capacitor, and a semiconductor switch that controls electric power supply from the capacitor to the solid-state light-emitting element. Furthermore, the solid-state light-emitting element is placed on an outer face of the capacitor, the semiconductor switch is placed on the outer face of the capacitor or provided inside the capacitor, and the capacitor includes a connecting electrode between outer electrodes, the connecting electrode allowing the solid-state light-emitting element and the semiconductor switch to be connected in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Naomi TAKIMOTO, Takahiro MATSUOKA, Takahito KUSHIMA, Tatsuya OHARA, Shota ANDO, Hiroyuki NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200355585
    Abstract: A sample separation device to introduce a sample to be separated to an inside of the sample separation device, centrifuge the sample, and collect a desired liquid after separation, includes: a sample introducing portion introducing the sample into the sample separation device; a liquid surface defining portion connected to the sample introducing portion; a first separating portion connected to the liquid surface defining portion; a second separating portion connected to the first separating portion; a third separating portion connected to the second separating portion; and a liquid extracting portion including the third separating portion and connected to the third separating portion, in which a tubular flow path is formed by at least the first separating portion and the second separating portion, in which an opening of the sample introducing portion and an opening of the liquid extracting portion are oriented in the same direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Yu ISHIGE, Sakuichiro ADACHI, Takahiro ANDO
  • Patent number: 10832088
    Abstract: An information search system for searching detection algorithm information of spectral data necessary for determining a target event from a photographed subject includes a first relational database configured to store, in advance, a first relevance index having at least three levels between each target event of the subject and the detection algorithm information, a target event input unit configured to receive input information regarding a target event of the subject to be newly determined, and a search unit configured to search at least one piece of detection algorithm information on the basis of information regarding the target event received by the target event input unit by referencing the first relevance index stored in the first relational database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: EBA JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Noro, Yohei Takara, Fuminori Ando, Takahiro Fujimori
  • Patent number: 10821858
    Abstract: A front seat 31 is foldable such that a seat back 33 is frontwardly collapsed and placed on a seat cushion 32, a rear seat 39 is foldable such that a seat back 41 is frontwardly collapsed and placed on a seat cushion 40, and a trunk floor 53 extending from a front pillar 12 to a rear pillar 14 is formable by laying a trunk board 49 across a gap formed between a rear face of the seat back 33 of the front seat 31 and a rear face of the seat back 41 of the rear seat 39 with the front seat 31 and the rear seat 39 in a folded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ito, Maki Yamaguchi, Kazuhisa Nishimura, Yasunobu Kawamoto, Takahiro Ando, Hidenori Watanabe, Susumu Nagayama
  • Publication number: 20200330473
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preventing transmission of influenza, wherein said method comprises administering an effective amount of a compound to a patient having an influenza virus infection, herein referred to as “index patient”, wherein the compound has one of the formulae (I) and (II), or its pharmaceutically acceptable salt. The compound to be used in the present invention reduces infectivity of the influenza virus of the index patient, and therefore, reduces the risk of the index patient to trigger an influenza epidemic or an influenza pandemic as compared to a control patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi NOSHI, Takahiro NODA, Ryu YOSHIDA, Takao SHISHIDO, Kaoru BABA, Aeron C. HURT, Leo Yi Yang LEE, Steffen WILDUM, Klaus KUHLBUSCH, Barry CLINCH, Michael J. NEBESKY, Annabelle LEMENUEL-DIOT, Wendy S. BARCLAY, Jean-Eric CHAROIN, Yoshinori ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200328765
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tuner device including an input terminal, a separator, a first amplifier, a second amplifier, and a tuner. The input terminal receives an input of a reception signal of satellite digital broadcasts. The separator is connected to the input terminal and adapted to frequency-separate a first signal and a second signal. The first signal is in a low-frequency domain of the reception signal, and the second signal is in a high-frequency domain of the reception signal. The first and second amplifiers respectively amplify the first and second signals. The tuner receives an input of output signals from the first and second amplifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Toshikazu YOSHIDA, Takahiro ANDO, Norihiro MURAYAMA, Hiroshige TAKAKUWA
  • Patent number: 10771651
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises a first temperature detector to detect a temperature of a first portion of an optical scanning device in a printer. The first portion is proximate to a heat generating element in the optical scanning device. A second temperature detector is provided to detect a temperature of a second portion of the optical scanning device, which is farther from the heat generating element than the first portion. A controller is configured to perform alignment control for correcting a color positional shift of the printer when either a detected temperature change of the first portion is greater than or equal to a first threshold value or a detected temperature change of the second portion is greater than or equal to a second threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Kojima, Jun Ishii, Shunsuke Ando, Motoshi Ueda
  • Patent number: 10725465
    Abstract: A state diagnostic device collects a usage state and diagnostic data of components, and selects, from the collected diagnostic data, at least one of diagnostic data obtained in a state where the usage state of the components is a truly normal state and diagnostic data obtained in a state where the usage state of the components is a truly abnormal state. The selected diagnostic data is defined as master data. A diagnosis result obtained by diagnosing the master data based on a current diagnostic model is compared with a diagnosis result obtained by diagnosing the master data based on a new diagnostic model, and whether the current diagnostic model is consistent with the new diagnostic model is determined. When the consistency is satisfied, the diagnostic model is updated from the current diagnostic model to the new diagnostic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Okuma Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Tamakoshi, Hiroshi Ueno, Tomoharu Ando
  • Patent number: 10613109
    Abstract: The objective of this disclosure is to provide a dispensing apparatus that is capable of precisely dispense micro volume liquid samples without physically damaging the nozzle tip or the liquid containers. An example of the present disclosure images a droplet of a liquid sample, and dispenses the liquid sample using an image of the droplet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Ando
  • Publication number: 20200094802
    Abstract: A hydraulic circuit comprises: a first pressure-boosting flow path that connects a first main flow path and a first wheel cylinder; a first pressure-boosting valve that is disposed in the first pressure-boosting flow path and that opens in a non-energized state; a first pressure-reducing flow path that connects the first wheel cylinder and a reservoir; a first pressure-reducing valve that is disposed in the first pressure-reducing flow path and that closes in a non-energized state; a second pressure-boosting flow path; a second pressure-boosting valve; a second pressure-reducing flow path; and a second pressure-reducing valve. A control unit comprises: a first drive circuit that controls the first pressure-reducing valve; and a second drive circuit that is separate from the first drive circuit and that controls the second pressure-reducing valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osayoshi KATO, Hiroyuki ANDO, Takahiro YAMAGUCHI, Yoshio MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20200088309
    Abstract: A spool valve unit includes a sleeve member having a high-pressure port and a low-pressure port, a spool member movably accommodated in the sleeve member in an axial direction, and a spring member for biasing the spool member in a first axial direction. The spool valve unit produces an intermediate fluid pressure to be outputted to an outside of the spool valve unit, when electromagnetic force is applied to the spool member so that the spool member is moved at a high speed between the high-pressure port and the low-pressure port. The spring member is composed of a non-linear spring, a biasing force of which is non-linearly changed with respect to a displacement of the spool member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Masaaki KONO, Takahiro TOMEDA, Fukuo KITAGAWA, Yusuke KIMURA, Tadayoshi NAKASE, Shinichi KONDO, Kazuhiro SASAO, Masato ARAI, Motoyoshi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200089261
    Abstract: A current control device includes a target setting unit, a storage unit, an oil pressure ratio calculation unit, a specific current detection unit and a correction unit. The target setting unit adds a dither amplitude to a target current so that the current of the solenoid periodically changes at a dither cycle period longer than a PWM cycle period of the solenoid. The storage unit stores a stroke-current relationship between a stroke of the spool and the current of the solenoid. The oil pressure ratio calculation unit calculates an oil pressure ratio which is a value calculated by dividing an amplitude of the output oil pressure by an average value of the output oil pressure. The specific current detection unit detects a specific current based on the oil pressure ratio. The correction unit corrects the stroke-current relationship based on the specific stroke and the specific current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Masaaki KONO, Yusuke KIMURA, Fukuo KITAGAWA, Takahiro TOMEDA, Tadayoshi NAKASE, Shinichi KONDO, Kazuhiro SASAO, Masato ARAI, Motoyoshi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200021707
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises a first temperature detector to detect a temperature of a first portion of an optical scanning device in a printer. The first portion is proximate to a heat generating element in the optical scanning device. A second temperature detector is provided to detect a temperature of a second portion of the optical scanning device, which is farther from the heat generating element than the first portion. A controller is configured to perform alignment control for correcting a color positional shift of the printer when either a detected temperature change of the first portion is greater than or equal to a first threshold value or a detected temperature change of the second portion is greater than or equal to a second threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro KOJIMA, Jun ISHII, Shunsuke ANDO, Motoshi UEDA
  • Publication number: 20190360898
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a dispensing device that can inhibit a dead volume from occurring and can dispense a liquid of a small quantity with a high degree of accuracy while reducing the variation of dispensing quantities. A dispensing device according to the present invention has a detachable dispensing tip and the dispensing tip has a configuration of arranging a plunger in a hollow part of a metal pipe (refer to FIG. 2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro ANDO, Masaaki HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20190346779
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an electrophotographic photoreceptor which can prevent an increase in potential even using a fluorine resin in a charge transport layer, and can achieve both electrical properties and abrasion resistance, and present invention relates to a lamination type electrophotographic photoreceptor, in which a charge transport layer of the lamination type electrophotographic photoreceptor contains a compound having an E_homo of ?4.550 eV or more based on structure optimization calculation by density functional calculation B3LYP/6-31G (d, p) and fluorine resin particles, and a content of the fluorine resin particles is 3% by weight to 20% by weight based on a total mass of the charge transport layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuo WADA, Wataru Miyashita, Takahiro Choda, Akira Ando, Hiroe Fuchigami
  • Patent number: 10471984
    Abstract: An electronic control unit where an external watch dog timer (WDT) can always normally detect an abnormality (a failure) to a micro controller unit (MCU) related to a built-in self-test (BIST) function and which can maintain safety of a system. The control unit includes an external WDT to detect an abnormality of the MCU, a reset circuit to reset the MCU when the external WDT detects the abnormality of the MCU, and an ON/OFF control section to turn a gate of the semiconductor switching device on or off in accordance with the external WDT. The inverter is stopped by turning the gate off via the ON/OFF control section when the external WDT is a disable state. When the abnormality of the MCU is not detected in an enable state, the inverter is driven by turning the gate on via the ON/OFF control section. When the abnormality of the MCU is detected, the inverter is stopped by turning the gate off via the ON/OFF control section and the MCU is reset by the reset circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: NSK LTD., TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Kumagai, Nobuhiko Ando, Kyosho Uryu, Takahiro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10456952
    Abstract: A tire cure mold has a tread molding face that comes in contact with a tread face of a tire set in a cavity, a protruding portion for forming a groove portion and protruding inward in a tire diametrical direction from the tread molding face, a depression for forming a groove bottom projection and formed by recessing a top face of the protruding portion, a first vent hole open in the tread molding face, a second vent hole open in a bottom face of the depression, and a spring vent mounted in the second vent hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Ando
  • Publication number: 20190299824
    Abstract: A front seat 31 is foldable such that a seat back 33 is frontwardly collapsed and placed on a seat cushion 32, a rear seat 39 is foldable such that a seat back 41 is frontwardly collapsed and placed on a seat cushion 40, and a trunk floor 53 extending from a front pillar 12 to a rear pillar 14 is formable by laying a trunk board 49 across a gap formed between a rear face of the seat back 33 of the front seat 31 and a rear face of the seat back 41 of the rear seat 39 with the front seat 31 and the rear seat 39 in a folded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ito, Maki Yamaguchi, Kazuhisa Nishimura, Yasunobu Kawamoto, Takahiro Ando, Hidenori Watanabe, Susumu Nagayama
  • Publication number: 20190303658
    Abstract: A motion generating apparatus includes memory and processing circuitry coupled to the memory. The memory is configured to store a learned model. The learned model outputs, when path information is input, motion information of an object which moves according to the path information. The processing circuitry accepts input of parameters regarding a plurality of objects, and generates path information of the plurality of objects based on the parameters according to predetermined rules. The processing circuitry inputs the generated path information of the plurality of objects into the learned model, and causes the learned model to generate motion information with respect to the path information of the plurality of objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Preferred Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro ANDO, Shimpei SAWADA, Toru MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20190294129
    Abstract: To provide a support technique of enabling a user to appropriately execute predetermined work within a mobile body. A work support system supports execution of work of a user using predetermined facility in a first mobile body including the predetermined facility among one or more mobile bodies. The work support system includes a judging unit configured to judge whether a user needs a break on the basis of user information relating to the user who is executing work within the first mobile body, and a managing unit configured to instruct the first mobile body to provide predetermined service to the user when it is judged that the user needs a break.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro MUTA, Eisuke ANDO, Takao HISHIKAWA