Patents by Inventor Takahiro Usui

Takahiro Usui 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).

  • Patent number: 11417824
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor module includes at least one sensor and at least one switch. The sensor includes a first piezoelectric element. The first piezoelectric element includes a first electrode. The first piezoelectric element is set with a resonance frequency to resonate at a vibration frequency of a detection target. The switch includes a second piezoelectric element. The second piezoelectric element includes a second electrode connected to the first electrode and a third electrode electrically separated from the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yongfang Li, Takahiro Omori, Takashi Usui, Osamu Nishimura, Kazuo Watabe
  • Patent number: 11387072
    Abstract: Provided is a charged particle beam device using a detector that detects electromagnetic waves, in which a circumstance in a sample chamber can be checked, and a sample is observed with the detector at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Usui, Tatsuya Hirato, Hiroyuki Chiba, Yuki Suda
  • Publication number: 20220037108
    Abstract: Provided is a charged particle beam device using a detector that detects electromagnetic waves, in which a circumstance in a sample chamber can be checked, and a sample is observed with the detector at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Takahiro USUI, Tatsuya HIRATO, Hiroyuki CHIBA, Yuki SUDA
  • Publication number: 20210400998
    Abstract: A pet food including a base material (10), and a grain (20) fixed on a surface of the base material (10), in which a particle diameter of the grain (20) is 0.5 to 20 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Usui, Tomoko Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20210352937
    Abstract: A pet food including: a base material (10); and a material grain (20) fixed on a surface of the base material (10), in which the material grain (20) includes one or more selected from the group consisting of small pieces of vegetable, small pieces of fruit, small pieces of meat, small pieces of fish, small pieces of dairy product, small pieces of cereal, and small pieces of bean is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Usui, Tomoko Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20180242616
    Abstract: Provided is pet food formed of a trimmed product of a block-shaped molded article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Takahiro USUI, Yosuke KOBAYASHI, Yasunori KUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20160106124
    Abstract: There is provided pet food in which the pet food is gel type pet food, the moisture content is 50% by weight or greater, the viscosity is in a range of 20 dPa·s to 35 dPa·s, the ratio of fractions which do not pass through a sieve having a mesh of 4 mm is in a range of 70% by weight to 95% by weight, and one or more gelling agents and one or more thickeners are contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Yuma IKEZAKI, Takahiro USUI
  • Patent number: 9161635
    Abstract: A first member includes a first fixing portion on which a sheet edge is fixed, a holder continuous with an end of the first fixing portion, a first recess that is defined in the holder and has an opening in a continuous direction of the first fixing portion, and a support portion that is formed opposite the first fixing portion across the opening of the first recess of the holder. A second member includes a second fixing portion on which the other sheet edge is fixed, a held portion continuous with an end of the second fixing portion. When the held portion is inserted into the first recess, the support portion is brought into contact with a surface of the second fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignees: YKK Corporation, Toyota Boshoku Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshito Toribuchi, Tetsuya Yoshino, Hiroshi Ishisaka, Masahiro Ujihara, Takahiro Usui
  • Publication number: 20150047158
    Abstract: A first member includes a first fixing portion on which a sheet edge is fixed, a holder continuous with an end of the first fixing portion, a first recess that is defined in the holder and has an opening in a continuous direction of the first fixing portion, and a support portion that is formed opposite the first fixing portion across the opening of the first recess of the holder. A second member includes a second fixing portion on which the other sheet edge is fixed, a held portion continuous with an end of the second fixing portion. When the held portion is inserted into the first recess, the support portion is brought into contact with a surface of the second fixing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicants: Toyota Boshoku Corporation, YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshito Toribuchi, Tetsuya Yoshino, Hiroshi Ishisaka, Masahiro Ujihara, Takahiro Usui
  • Publication number: 20150044355
    Abstract: To provide a pet food that is configured to stabilize quality by rigorous regulation of mineral components, and at the same time, that exhibits superior palatability in relation to a pet food for a cat of advanced age that requires rigorous regulation of mineral components. A granular pet food having a bulk density of at least 38.5 g/100 ml and no more than 50.0 g/100 ml, and a fluctuation range defined as the maximum to the minimum value of the total mineral content amount across 10 product lots being no more than 1.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Junya Sakoda, Takahiro Usui
  • Publication number: 20150004284
    Abstract: In a pet food for a senior cat, and the like, for which strict adjustment of the content of the mineral component is required, to provide a pet food excellent in terms of palatability at the same time while stabilizing the quality by the strict adjustment of the mineral component. the content ratio of free amino acid present on the surface of pet food pellets is 5.0% or more relative to total free amino acid of the pet food, and a fluctuation range as defined by the maximum to the minimum value of total mineral content among ten lots of product is 1.0% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Junya Sakoda, Takahiro Usui
  • Publication number: 20140093621
    Abstract: A pet food comprising an aggregate of granules, wherein 60% or more of the granules in the aggregate have a hardness of 2.5 kgw or lower immediately after being soaked in diluted hydrochloric acid (pH 2.5) having a temperature of 20 to 25° C. for 10 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Junya Sakoda, Takahiro Usui
  • Patent number: 7669966
    Abstract: A liquid droplet discharging head includes: a substrate; a pressure chamber connected to the substrate; a penetrating portion formed in the substrate to discharge a liquid droplet; and a plurality of liquid droplet guiding portions formed at the penetrating portion of the substrate to guide the liquid droplet, in which each of the liquid droplet guiding portions extends with a curvature in an discharging direction of the liquid droplet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuto Shimura, Takahiro Usui, Shinri Sakai
  • Patent number: 7437832
    Abstract: A reduced pressure drying apparatus includes a chamber that closes in an airtight manner during a reduced pressure drying operation, a stage on which a substrate is mounted; and an exhaust unit having an exhaust tube that opens at exhaust openings within the chamber. The stage is disposed within the chamber during the reduced pressure drying operation. The exhaust unit discharges atmosphere from the chamber via the exhaust openings during the reduced pressure drying operation to reduce the pressure within the chamber. The exhaust openings are formed such that a position of the exhaust openings is substantially the same as or no higher than a surface position of the substrate. The reduced pressure drying apparatus allows a film having a more uniform thickness to be formed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Usui
  • Publication number: 20070216726
    Abstract: A liquid droplet discharging head includes: a substrate; a pressure chamber connected to the substrate; a penetrating portion formed in the substrate to discharge a liquid droplet; and a plurality of liquid droplet guiding portions formed at the penetrating portion of the substrate to guide the liquid droplet, in which each of the liquid droplet guiding portions extends with a curvature in an discharging direction of the liquid droplet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuto SHIMURA, Takahiro USUI, Shinri SAKAI
  • Patent number: 7195335
    Abstract: A liquid member ejecting device comprises an ejecting head and a liquid member tank for storing a liquid member and supplying the liquid member to the ejecting head. The liquid member ejecting device further comprises an attracting member for covering nozzles, a first decompressing section which is connected to the first attracting section for decompressing inside of the ejecting head via the first attracting member, a second attracting member for covering the nozzles, and a second decompressing section which is connected to the second attracting member so as to decompress inside of the ejecting head via the second attracting member and inside of the liquid member tank while communicating the liquid member tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Usui
  • Patent number: 7125096
    Abstract: A drawing device is provided that applies drawing liquid containing a drawing material dissolved or dispersed in a solvent onto a substrate. The drawing device includes a liquid drop emitter having a liquid drop ejection head that ejects the drawing liquid onto the surface of the substrate, a substrate stage having the substrate mounted thereon, moving means for relatively moving the liquid drop ejection head or the substrate stage, and control means for controlling at least one of the liquid drop ejection head and the substrate stage. A wall is disposed on at least one of the liquid drop ejection head and the substrate stage to prevent the solvent from flowing out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Usui
  • Publication number: 20060197788
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus and a method of driving this apparatus control vibrations imparted to a liquid, by a discharge waveform (a first signal) that causes liquid drops to be discharged and by a micro vibration waveform (a second signal) that does not cause liquid drops to be discharged and that also imparts a shear rate to the liquid that lowers the viscosity of the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventor: Takahiro Usui
  • Patent number: 7066583
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus and a method of driving this apparatus control vibrations imparted to a liquid by a discharge waveform (a first signal) that causes liquid drops to be discharged and by a micro vibration waveform (a second signal) that does not cause liquid drops to be discharged and that also imparts a shear rate to the liquid that lowers the viscosity of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Usui
  • Publication number: 20060112587
    Abstract: A reduced pressure drying apparatus includes a chamber that closes in an airtight manner during a reduced pressure drying operation, a stage on which a substrate is mounted; and an exhaust unit having an exhaust tube that opens at exhaust openings within the chamber. The stage is disposed within the chamber during the reduced pressure drying operation. The exhaust unit discharges atmosphere from the chamber via the exhaust openings during the reduced pressure drying operation to reduce the pressure within the chamber. The exhaust openings are formed such that a position of the exhaust openings is substantially the same as or no higher than a surface position of the substrate. The reduced pressure drying apparatus allows a film having a more uniform thickness to be formed on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Usui