Takahiro Aoki 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).
Abstract: In a heating heat-source apparatus having input circuits configured to receive pieces of mutually independent heating demand information, an abnormality related to an operation for setting one input circuit among the input circuits to a use state is detected and reported. Input circuits receive heating demand information. An operation part receives an operation for setting one input circuit of the input circuits to a use state. A CPU receives heating demand information transmitted from the input circuit in the use state while receiving specified information for specifying the input circuit in the use state from the operation part. Each piece of heating demand information is voltage information having a predetermined voltage range. The CPU reports an abnormality related to an operation for setting when voltage information transmitted from the input circuit in the use state deviate from a voltage range specified in the specified information.
Abstract: The present invention provides the compound, 3-[(1S,2S)-1-[5-[(4S)-2,2-Dimethyloxan-4-yl]-2-(4S)-2-(4-fluoro-3,5-dimethylphenyl)-3-[3-(4-fluoro-1-methylindazol-5-yl)-2-oxoimidazol-1-yl]-4-methyl-6,7-dihydro-4H-pyrazolo[4,3-c]pyridine-5-carbonyl]indol-1-yl]-2-methylcyclopropyl]-4H-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-one, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the compound, as well as a preventative agent or a therapeutic agent for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (Type 2 diabetes) or obesity containing such compound.
Abstract: A supply part includes a first partition, a second partition under the first partition, a third partition under the second partition, a first flow path between the first partition and the second partition allowing a first gas to be introduced therein, a second flow path between the second partition and the third partition allowing a second gas to be introduced therein, a first piping extending from the second partition to reach below the third partition and being communicated with the first flow path, a second piping extending from the third partition to reach below the third partition and being communicated with the second flow path, and a convex portion provided on an outer circumferential surface of the first piping or an inner circumferential surface of the second piping protruding from one of the outer circumferential surface and the inner circumferential surface toward the other one.
August 31, 2018
Date of Patent:
January 19, 2021
NuFlare Technology, Inc., Showa Denko K.K., Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
Abstract: A living body-adhesive sheet of the present disclosure includes a living body-adhesive film and a support. The living body-adhesive film has a thickness of 5 ?m or less and contains cellulose. The support supports the living body-adhesive film. The support is formed of a material in which a hydrogen bonding component ?H in a Hansen solubility parameter is 2 to 20 MPa1/2.
Abstract: There is provided a print control device that causes a printing device to perform printing, the print control device including: a specifying section that specifies a print target from a captured image captured by an image capturing sensor; a display section that displays, on a display, a screen in which a trimmed image is superimposed on the captured image, the trimmed image being obtained by trimming a preview image of original print data in accordance with the print target; a setting receiving section that receives a setting of a relative position of the preview image with respect to the print target; a print instruction receiving section that receives a print instruction at the relative position; and a control section that causes the printing device to perform printing on the print target based on the original print data and the relative position according to the print instruction.
Abstract: The present invention provides an ionic liquid represented by the following chemical formula (I): [(CH3)3N(CH2)2OH]+[NH2-L-COO]???(I) where L is —(CH2)2— or —(CH2)3—. The present invention also provides an ionic liquid composition containing an ionic liquid; and water. The ionic liquid is represented by the above chemical formula (I). A molar ratio of [(CH3)3N(CH2)2OH]+ to [NH2-L-COO]? is not less than 0.86 and not more than 1.12. A weight ratio of the water to the ionic liquid composition is not more than 4.7%. The present invention provides an ionic liquid capable of dissolving cellulose without an cellulose-degrading enzyme (namely, an enzyme capable of hydrolyzing cellulose).
Abstract: A steering assistance device includes a steering wheel to which a driver of a vehicle inputs steering torque, a steering shaft connected to the steering wheel, a steering mechanism configured to convert a rotation of the steering shaft into a steering angle for steering target wheels, a steering actuator configured to drive the steering mechanism such that a steering angle corresponding to a command value is generated, a steering torque sensor configured to detect torque acting on the steering shaft, an information providing unit configured to provide road information of a scheduled passage area extending in a traveling direction of the vehicle, and an electronic control unit configured to control the steering actuator, based on an output of the steering torque sensor and the road information.
Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having the basic structure shown by Formula (I) in which the indole ring and the pyrazolopyridine structure is bound through a substituent, a salt thereof or a solvate of either the compound or a salt of the compound, as well as a preventative agent or a therapeutic agent for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (Type 2 diabetes) or obesity containing such compound, salt or solvate as an active ingredient.
Abstract: In order to obtain a crosslinked cellulose without derivatization, a polymer according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is a polymer having a structure in which cellulose substantially represented by the following formula (c1) is crosslinked with a polyfunctional epoxy compound: wherein in the formula (c1), n represents an integer of 2 or more.
Abstract: An optical fiber manufacturing method includes a first process of passing a glass fiber through a fiber path. The fiber path is formed through a cooling tube that is housed in a first casing. The method also includes a second process of leading the glass fiber into a second casing before leading into the first casing. The first process includes supplying a first dry gas, having a dew point lower than the temperature of the cooling tube, into a first dry space formed between the first casing and the cooling tube. The second process includes supplying a second dry gas into a second dry space formed inside the second casing so as to cause air pressure in the second dry space to be higher than air pressure in an external space. The dew point of the second dry gas is lower than the dew point in the external space.
Abstract: The present invention provides an ionic liquid composition containing an ionic liquid and water. The ionic liquid composition does not contain an enzyme capable of hydrolyzing cellulose. The ionic liquid is represented by the following chemical formula (I): [(CH3)3N(CH2)2OH]+[NH2-L-CHNH2—COO]? (I); where L is absent or a linker. A molar ratio of [(CH3)3N(CH2)2OH]+ to [NH2-L-CHNH2—COO]? is not less than 0.87 and not more than 1.14. A weight ratio of the water to the ionic liquid composition is not more than 7.3%. The present invention provides an ionic liquid composition capable of dissolving cellulose without a cellulose-degrading enzyme, namely, an enzyme capable of hydrolyzing cellulose.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to obtain an image in which a subject is captured, calculate a modified luminance value of a first pixel included in the image by using a luminance value of the first pixel, luminance values of a plurality of pixels located in a surrounding region of the first pixel, and information indicating illumination intensity at each of the plurality of pixels; and correct the image in accordance with the modified luminance value of the first pixel.
Abstract: The disclosure provides a heating and hot water supply apparatus which includes a heating circulation path configured to circulate a heated heating medium with a heating terminal, and a bypass path branched from the heating circulation path for causing the heating medium to flow therethrough without passing through the heating terminal. A hot water supply heat exchanger is disposed in the bypass path. A division ratio of the heating medium from the heating circulation path to the bypass path is controlled by a distribution valve. The division ratio is increased from a first value to a second value when a reservation preheat control is started during the heating operation according to a start reservation time of hot water supply operation reserved by a timer, and set to a third value greater than the second value during a simultaneous operation of the hot water supply and the heating operation.
Abstract: A motor drive control device has a control circuit that generates a drive control signal for controlling a rotational speed of a motor based on a speed command signal indicating a target rotational speed of the motor, and a motor driving unit that drives the motor based on the drive control signal. The control circuit performs speed feedback control for generating the drive control signal so that the rotational speed of the motor coincides with the target rotational speed when the target rotational speed is lower than a rotational speed threshold value, and generates the drive control signal based on a relationship between current flowing through the motor and a reference current value when the target rotational speed is higher than the rotational speed threshold value.
Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor that extracts a plurality of feature points from a biological image, calculates a feature value of each of the plurality of extracted feature points, normalizes the calculated feature values to values of N levels (N is any natural number) based on a distribution of the feature values, and translates each normalized feature value to binary data by setting a number of bits corresponding to the normalized feature value to one of two digits in accordance with to a given order to make the normalized feature value and the number of bits with the one digit proportional to each other.
Abstract: A carrying method of carrying a substrate with a substrate holder, including: holding a part of the substrate located above the substrate holder using holding pads; controlling and driving downward the holding pads holding the substrate so that the substrate is supported on the support surface of the substrate holder, when releasing the hold of an other part of the substrate by a substrate carry-in hand that holds the other part of the substrate located above the substrate holder. Accordingly, the substrate carriage to the substrate holder can be swiftly performed.
Abstract: A method for a verification process that performs neighbor discovery for one or more feature points projected to an m-dimensional space (m is a natural number equal to or greater than 2), includes: acquiring a feature point group including one or more feature points projected to coordinate values of the m-dimensional space ordered in a coordinate value order on each of two or more coordinate axes that define the m-dimensional spacer (m is a natural number equal to or greater than 2); selecting a datum axis on which a comparison time number in neighbor discovery is small, the comparison time number being obtained by performing simulation of neighbor discovery.
Abstract: A light-emitting element wafer including a supporting substrate, a luminescent layer that is formed of a semiconductor and has a first surface and a second surface, the first surface including a first electrode, the second surface including a second electrode, the second surface being arranged between the supporting substrate and the first surface, a junction layer that joins luminescent layer to the supporting substrate and is arranged between the supporting substrate and the second surface, a first inorganic film formed on the first surface, a second inorganic film formed between the junction layer and the second surface, an isolation trench portion that isolates elements and is formed to have a depth such that the isolation trench portion extends from the first inorganic film to the supporting substrate, and a third inorganic film that connects the first inorganic film and the second inorganic film.
April 21, 2020
August 6, 2020
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation