Patents by Inventor Takahiro Endo

Takahiro Endo 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: 20240042479
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a rotational holding member that rotates a substrate around a predetermined rotational axis while holding the substrate, a liquid supply member that supplies a liquid to the substrate held by the rotational holding member, and a resin-made tubular guard that surrounds the substrate held by the rotational holding member. The tubular guard has an inner peripheral surface and an uneven portion disposed at the inner peripheral surface. The uneven portion has a plurality of recessed portions and a plurality of protruding portions placed between the recessed portions adjacent to each other. The recessed portion has a width smaller than a diameter of a liquid droplet scattering from the substrate held by the rotational holding member and a depth in which the liquid droplet does not come into contact with a bottom portion of the recessed portion in a state in which the liquid droplet is in contact with the protruding portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Takahiro YAMAGUCHI, Jun SAWASHIMA, Toru ENDO, Rikuta AOKI
  • Publication number: 20240047695
    Abstract: A laminated body contains a first metal layer containing copper; and a second metal layer containing nickel and laminated directly on the first metal layer. A first surface of the second metal layer is a surface in contact with the first metal layer. A second surface of the second metal layer is a reverse face of the first surface. A thickness direction of the second metal layer is a direction approximately perpendicular to the first surface and oriented from the first surface toward the second surface. A unit of a content of nickel in the second metal layer is % by mass. The content of nickel in the second metal layer 2 decreases along the thickness direction D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhei HORIKAWA, Makoto ENDO, Takuya KAKIUCHI, Miyuki YANAGIDA, Yuki NAITO, Takahiro TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20240047694
    Abstract: A laminated body contains a first metal layer containing copper and a second metal layer containing nickel and laminated directly on the first metal layer. A first surface of the second metal layer is a surface in contact with the first metal layer. A second surface of the second metal layer is a reverse surface of the first surface. A thickness direction of the second metal layer is a direction approximately perpendicular to the first surface and oriented from the first surface toward the second surface. A unit of a content of nickel in the second metal layer is % by mass. The content of nickel in the second metal layer increases along the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhei HORIKAWA, Makoto ENDO, Takuya KAKIUCHI, Miyuki YANAGIDA, Yuki NAITO, Takahiro TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20240039469
    Abstract: The solar power generation system includes a string, an inverter, and primary and secondary shut-off devices. The primary shut-off device cuts off the string and the inverter in response to a first control signal. The secondary shut-off device cuts off a solar cell module group and another solar cell module or the inverter in response to a second control signal from the primary shut-off device. The secondary shut-off device includes a first secondary-device open-close unit in a first electric pathway, a semiconductor switching device disposed between the first secondary-device open-close unit and a solar cell module group, and a power supply unit having an anode-side terminal connected between a solar cell module group and the semiconductor switching device, which generates power to drive the third open-close unit. The semiconductor switching device enters an OFF state when power generated by the solar cell module groups falls below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Takahiro TAKEYAMA, Ryo OGURA, Jeongho BAIK, Jun NAKAICHI, Tsuyoshi UCHIDA, Tomoko ENDO, Erica MARTIN, Oezguer AKSOY, Nahit EMANET, Mustafa MIHMANLI
  • Publication number: 20240039468
    Abstract: A solar power generation system includes a string, an inverter, a first shut-off device, and a second shut-off device. The string includes a plurality of solar cell module groups. The first shut-off device is connected to a first electric path. The second shut-off device is connected to a second electric path. The first shut-off device cuts off the connection between a plurality of solar cell module groups connected to the first electric path in response to a first control signal. The second shut-off device is driven by the power supplied from the first shut-off device, and cuts off the connection between a plurality of the solar cell module groups connected to the second electric path in response to a second control signal. The first shut-off device includes a first semiconductor switching device and a first open-close unit connected in series to the first semiconductor switching device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Takahiro TAKEYAMA, Ryo OGURA, Jeongho BAIK, Jun NAKAICHI, Tsuyoshi UCHIDA, Tomoko ENDO, Erica MARTIN, Oezguer AKSOY, Nahit EMANET, Mustafa MIHMANLI
  • Publication number: 20240039277
    Abstract: A solar power generation system includes a string, an inverter, and a plurality of shut-off devices. The string includes a plurality of solar cell module groups. The plurality of shut-off devices are configured to cut off a connection between the plurality of solar cell module groups. The plurality of solar cell module groups include a first group, a second group connected to the first group, and a third group connected to the second group. The plurality of shut-off devices includes a first open-close unit connected to the second group, a semiconductor switching device connected in series to the first open-close unit, and a power supply unit connected to the second group and configured to generate power to drive the first open-close unit. The semiconductor switching device enters an OFF state when an amount of power generated by second group is smaller than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Takahiro TAKEYAMA, Ryo OGURA, Jeongho BAIK, Jun NAKAICHI, Tsuyoshi UCHIDA, Tomoko ENDO, Erica MARTIN, Oezguer AKSOY, Nahit EMANET, Mustafa MIHMANLI
  • Publication number: 20240039467
    Abstract: A solar power generation system includes a string, an inverter, and first and second shut-off devices. The string includes a plurality of solar cell module groups. The first shut-off device cuts off the connections between the plurality of solar cell module groups of a first electric path in response to a first control signal. The second shut-off device cuts off the connections between the plurality of solar cell module groups in a second electric path in response to a second control signal output by a different communication system. The first shut-off device includes a first open-close unit, a first semiconductor switching device connected in series to the first open-close unit and a power supply unit configured to generate power to drive the first open-close unit. The first semiconductor switching device enters an OFF state if the amount of generated power is smaller than a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Takahiro TAKEYAMA, Ryo OGURA, Jeongho BAIK, Jun NAKAICHI, Tsuyoshi UCHIDA, Tomoko ENDO, Erica MARTIN, Oezguer AKSOY, Nahit EMANET, Mustafa MIHMANLI
  • Publication number: 20240018272
    Abstract: the present invention provides a method for producing a protein having a supramolecular structure in which a bioactive substance is encapsulated, comprising: (I) bringing a subunit of a protein, which forms a supramolecular structure, a bioactive substance, and a solution for forming the protein having the supramolecular structure from the subunit into contact with one another in a flow micro mixer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi NAKAHARA, Yuta ENDO, Ippei INOUE, Takahiro OKASORA, Junko YAMAZAKI HOSHIDA, Sachise KARAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20240001411
    Abstract: A substrate processing method includes a substrate holding step of holding a substrate at a holding position surrounded by a cylindrical guard, a processing liquid supplying step of supplying a processed surface of the substrate with a processing liquid with which the processed surface of the substrate is processed while rotating the substrate held at the holding position about a rotation axis passing through a central portion of the substrate, an image acquiring step of acquiring an image of the processed surface of the substrate and an image of an inner wall surface of the guard while supplying the processing liquid to the processed surface of the substrate, and a detecting step of monitoring luminance values of the images obtained in the image acquiring step, and detecting a processing end time point at which processing of the processed surface of the substrate with the processing liquid is ended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Toru ENDO, Hideji NAOHARA, Yuji OKITA, Katsuei HIGASHI, Takahiro YAMAGUCHI, Ryuta TSUKAHARA, Akira ISHIMARU
  • Publication number: 20230420172
    Abstract: A multilayer coil component includes an element body having a multilayer structure including a first element body portion formed of a ferrite element body material, and a second element body portion laminated on the first element body portion and formed of a ferrite element body material having a composition different from the ferrite element body material forming the first element body portion, a multilayer coil having an axis parallel to a lamination direction of the element body, and a stress alleviation portion provided in an inner region of the multilayer coil when viewed from the lamination direction. In the multilayer coil component, the stress alleviation portion is provided in the inner region of the multilayer coil in which a stress tends to be concentrated to alleviate the stress in the inner region of the multilayer coil, and thereby occurrence of cracking in the element body can be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu SATO, Takahiro SATO, Hitoshi KUDO, Takashi ENDO, Yusuke NAGAI, Tatsuro SUZUKI, Hiroko KORIKAWA, Kenji KOMORITA
  • Publication number: 20230393479
    Abstract: A resist underlayer film-forming composition contains: (A) a compound having a partial structure represented by Formula (1). In Formula (1), R1 and R2 each denote a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1-10 carbon atoms or an aryl group having 6-40 carbon atoms, X denotes an alkyl group having 1-10 carbon atoms, a hydroxyl group, an alkoxy group having 1-10 carbon atoms, an alkoxycarbonyl group having 1-10 carbon atoms, a halogen atom, a cyano group, a nitro group or a combination of these, Y denotes a direct bond, an ether bond, a thioether bond or an ester bond, n is an integer between 0 and 4, and * denotes a site of bonding to a residue of compound (A)); and a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shun KUBODERA, Tokio NISHITA, Yuki ENDO, Takahiro KISHIOKA
  • Patent number: 11835349
    Abstract: A driving support apparatus that includes a communication device configured to communicate with a vehicle-mounted device installed in a vehicle that is under automatic driving control and a mobile terminal of a user of the vehicle, and a processor configured to send, upon receiving a return request for moving the vehicle to an exit location at which the user has exited the vehicle, from the mobile terminal through the communication device, a return command for moving the vehicle to the exit location to the vehicle-mounted device through the communication device, when a return time required to move the vehicle to the exit location is less than an available return time, the available return time being calculated based on an expected arrival time at which the vehicle is expected to arrive at a destination of a passenger different from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Shiga, Mami Kato, Masato Endo
  • Patent number: 11819872
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a rotational holding member that rotates a substrate around a predetermined rotational axis while holding the substrate, a liquid supply member that supplies a liquid to the substrate held by the rotational holding member, and a resin-made tubular guard that surrounds the substrate held by the rotational holding member. The tubular guard has an inner peripheral surface and an uneven portion disposed at the inner peripheral surface. The uneven portion has a plurality of recessed portions and a plurality of protruding portions placed between the recessed portions adjacent to each other. The recessed portion has a width smaller than a diameter of a liquid droplet scattering from the substrate held by the rotational holding member and a depth in which the liquid droplet does not come into contact with a bottom portion of the recessed portion in a state in which the liquid droplet is in contact with the protruding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamaguchi, Jun Sawashima, Toru Endo, Rikuta Aoki
  • Patent number: 11807183
    Abstract: An occupant protection apparatus includes: a vehicle seat arranged in an inner space of a side wall of a vehicle; a side airbag device provided in the side wall or the vehicle seat and including a side airbag to be inflated and deployed between the side wall and the vehicle seat. The vehicle seat includes: a pressure-receiving portion to receive a load from an occupant seated on the vehicle seat; and a frame to support the pressure-receiving portion. The occupant protection apparatus further comprising an electronic control circuit configured to perform moving the pressure-receiving portion so that the occupant is pushed away from the side wall before the occupant comes into contact with the side airbag at an activation time when the side airbag device is activated by an impact acting on the side wall from an outside of the vehicle and the side airbag is inflated and deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinichi Tanabe, Tatsuki Nonaka, Shoji Endo, Takayoshi Ito, Takahiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11809189
    Abstract: A package delivery support system includes a mobile unit prepared in an area, and a sales server configured to acquire an intention of a user to purchase a product and transmit inquiry information as to whether an address or residence of a delivery destination is in an area in which the mobile unit is available, a delivery server configured to manage information regarding a package, and a management device configured to manage the mobile unit. The management device acquires at least one of a delivery request to deliver a package loaded on the mobile unit and a pickup request to pick up a package with the mobile unit, and supplies the mobile unit with an instruction for causing the mobile unit to move to a location specified by the at least one of the delivery request and the pickup request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Kaneko, Masato Endo, Shinji Sassa, Takahiro Shiga, Yohei Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 11810704
    Abstract: A multilayer coil component includes an element body having a multilayer structure including a first element body portion formed of a ferrite element body material, and a second element body portion laminated on the first element body portion and formed of a ferrite element body material having a composition different from the ferrite element body material forming the first element body portion, a multilayer coil having an axis parallel to a lamination direction of the element body, and a stress alleviation portion provided in an inner region of the multilayer coil when viewed from the lamination direction. In the multilayer coil component, the stress alleviation portion is provided in the inner region of the multilayer coil in which a stress tends to be concentrated to alleviate the stress in the inner region of the multilayer coil, and thereby occurrence of cracking in the element body can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Sato, Takahiro Sato, Hitoshi Kudo, Takashi Endo, Yusuke Nagai, Tatsuro Suzuki, Hiroko Korikawa, Kenji Komorita
  • Patent number: 11811069
    Abstract: A battery includes: an electrode group including an air electrode and a negative electrode that are stacked with a separator interposed therebetween; and a container housing the electrode group together with an alkaline electrolyte liquid. The air electrode includes a catalyst for an air electrode. This catalyst for an air electrode is a catalyst for an air electrode including an oxide containing at least bismuth (Bi), ruthenium (Ru), sodium (Na), and oxygen, and Na/(Ru+Bi+Na) representing an atomic ratio of the sodium to a sum of the bismuth, the ruthenium, and the sodium is 0.126 or more and 0.145 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: FDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minori Inoue, Takeshi Kajiwara, Shohei Unoki, Takahiro Endo, Shigekazu Yasuoka, Yoshikatsu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20230353088
    Abstract: A solar power generation system includes a string, an inverter, and a plurality of shut-off devices. The string includes a plurality of solar cell module groups. The plurality of shut-off devices is configured to cut off the connection between the plurality of solar cell module groups in response to a control signal from the inverter. The plurality of solar cell module groups includes a first group, a second group connected to the first group, and a third group connected to the second group. The plurality of shut-off devices includes a first shut-off device. The first shut-off device includes a first open-close unit connected to an anode-side terminal of the second group and a second open-close unit connected to a cathode-side terminal of the second group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Takahiro TAKEYAMA, Ryo OGURA, Jeongho BAIK, Jun NAKAICHI, Tsuyoshi UCHIDA, Tomoko ENDO, Erica MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20230353089
    Abstract: A solar power generation system includes a string, an inverter, and a plurality of shut-off devices. The string includes a plurality of solar cell module groups. The plurality of shut-off devices is configured to cut off a connection between the plurality of solar cell module groups in response to a control signal from the inverter. The plurality of solar cell module groups includes a first group, a second group connected to the first group, and a third group connected to the second group. The plurality of shut-off devices includes a first shut-off device. The first shut-off device includes a first switching unit connected to an anode-side terminal of the second group. The first switching unit includes a first open-close unit and a first semiconductor switching device connected in parallel with the first open-close unit. The first semiconductor switching device is turned ON before the first open-close unit is operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Takahiro TAKEYAMA, Ryo OGURA, Jeongho BAIK, Jun NAKAICHI, Tsuyoshi UCHIDA, Tomoko ENDO, Erica MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20230343927
    Abstract: A battery 2 includes: a container 10; and an electrode group 6 housed in the container 10 together with an alkaline electrolyte liquid 4. The electrode group 6 includes a nickel electrode 14 as a positive electrode and a negative electrode 12 that are combined with a separator 8 interposed therebetween. The nickel electrode 14 includes a positive electrode core and a positive electrode mixture permeated in the positive electrode core. The positive electrode mixture contains nickel hydroxide that is a positive electrode active material. The nickel hydroxide contains a sulfate salt, and a weight rate of a S component contained in the sulfate salt to a Ni component in the nickel hydroxide is 0.28% or more and 1.50% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Syouhei Unoki, Takahiro Endo, Shigekazu Yasuoka