Patents by Inventor Takahiro Yamada

Takahiro Yamada 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: 10751552
    Abstract: A tumor tracking control device (41) performs windowing process on a captured image A (61) and a captured image B (62), measures a position of a marker (29) using the captured image A (61) and the captured image B (62) after performing the windowing process, and generates a signal capable of controlling irradiation with radiation based on the position of the marker (29). Accordingly, it is possible to provide a tumor tracking apparatus and an irradiation system which are capable of tracking an object to be tracked without erroneous detection, even in a case where a structure similar to the object to be tracked is in the vicinity of the object to be tracked, in tumor tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamada, Toru Umekawa, Yusuke Fujii, Naoki Miyamoto, Kikuo Umegaki
  • Patent number: 10746290
    Abstract: A lockup control device for a vehicle includes: a torque converter, and a lockup control configured to increase a lockup pressure difference command to an initial pressure difference, when a turbine rotation speed variation amount of the torque converter becomes smaller than a predetermined value during a ramp control in which the lockup pressure difference command is increased by a ramp pressure difference, the lockup control section being configured to switch to a second increase gradient having an increase gradient lower than a first increase gradient of the ramp pressure difference when the turbine rotation speed variation amount is equal to or greater than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamada, Kunihiro Takahashi, Syunsuke Iwamoto, Yuji Okamoto, Toshiaki Noda
  • Publication number: 20200200114
    Abstract: A method of controlling an injector driving circuit that may include a first field effect transistor (FET) that opens and closes a driving power supply to an injector, a second FET having a pulse width modulation control function for supplying a starting current to the injector to open a valve and then supplying a driving current for maintaining an opening driving state to the injector, and a Zener diode. The method may include increasing a valve opening torque to open the injector via turning ON both the first and second FET to obtain a maximum current during a cold start or when an injector valve sticks, turning OFF the second FET before closing the injector, and preventing damage to the Zener diode due to a back electromotive voltage from the injector provided when the valve is closed via turning OFF the first FET after a predetermined amount of time elapses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamada, Takuya Ino
  • Patent number: 10671897
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image processing part that creates bitmap data based on print data input from outside, a density correction part that performs pre-determined density correction such that a density of a print image, which is formed on a print medium, is maintained within a regulated range, and a determination part that determines whether or not it is necessary to re-create the bitmap data based on the print data according to a comparison result between a first density value which is created at a timing when the bitmap data is created and a second density value which is created at a timing when the density correction is performed by the density correction part. Wherein the image processing part re-creates the bitmap data based on the print data when the determination part determines that it is necessary to re-create the bitmap data, and does not re-create the bitmap data when the determination part determines that it is not necessary to re-create the bitmap data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10643850
    Abstract: A PSG film, which is a silicon dioxide thin film containing phosphorus as a dopant, is formed on the surface of a semiconductor wafer. The semiconductor wafer having the PSG film formed thereon is kept at a predetermined heating temperature by light radiation from halogen lamps in the atmosphere containing hydrogen for 1 second or longer, so that the dopant is diffused from the PSG film into the surface of the semiconductor wafer. In addition, the flashing light is radiated to the semiconductor wafer for the radiation time shorter than 1 second to heat the surface of the semiconductor wafer to the target temperature so as to activate the dopant. When the PSG film is heated in the atmosphere containing hydrogen, a diffusion coefficient of the dopant contained in the PSG film becomes high; therefore, the dopant can be efficiently diffused from the PSG film into the semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Hideaki Tanimura, Takayuki Aoyama, Kazuhiko Fuse, Takahiro Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200135876
    Abstract: A semiconductor device including: a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) structure that includes a nitride semiconductor layer, a gate insulator film, and a gate electrode stacked in stated order; and a source electrode and a drain electrode that are disposed to sandwich the gate electrode in a plan view and contact the nitride semiconductor layer. The gate insulator film includes a threshold value control layer that includes an oxynitride film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicants: Panasonic Corporation, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hong-An Shih, Satoshi Nakazawa, Naohiro Tsurumi, Yoshiharu Anda, Heiji Watanabe, Takayoshi Shimura, Takuji Hosoi, Mikito Nozaki, Takahiro Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200122236
    Abstract: There are provided an inexpensive copper powder, which has a low content of oxygen even it has a small particle diameter and which has a high shrinkage starting temperature when it is heated, and a method for producing the same. While a molten metal of copper heated to a temperature, which is higher than the melting point of copper by 250 to 700° C. (preferably 350 to 650° C. and more preferably 450 to 600° C.), is allowed to drop, a high-pressure water is sprayed onto the heated molten metal of copper in a non-oxidizing atmosphere (such as an atmosphere of nitrogen, argon, hydrogen or carbon monoxide) to rapidly cool and solidify the heated molten metal of copper to produce a copper powder which has an average particle diameter of 1 to 10 ?m and a crystallite diameter Dx(200) of not less than 40 nm on (200) plane thereof, the content of oxygen in the copper powder being 0.7% by weight or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yoshida, Kenichi Inoue, Atsushi Ebara, Yoshiyuki Michiaki, Takahiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10619731
    Abstract: A lockup control device for a vehicle includes: a torque converter; a lockup control section configured to increase a lockup pressure difference command to an initial pressure difference when a lockup engagement condition is satisfied in a disengagement state of the lockup clutch, and then to increase the lockup pressure difference command by a ramp pressure difference by a predetermined gradient, the lockup control section being configured to determine a ramp start condition by which the lockup pressure difference command is switched from the initial pressure difference to the ramp pressure difference, based on a speed ratio which is a ratio of input and output rotation speeds of the torque converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamada, Kunihiro Takahashi, Syunsuke Iwamoto, Yuji Okamoto, Toshiaki Noda
  • Publication number: 20200071443
    Abstract: A graft copolymer (C) having a main chain portion of a precursor polymer (A) and a graft portion from a polymer (B), wherein a core portion of the solid product comprises the main chain portion derived from (A), a shell portion comprises the graft portion derived from (B), and the solid product satisfies: Infrared absorption spectroscopic measurement of a section passing through a center (x) of the solid product, a point (z) on a surface where a distance between the center (x) and the surface is shortest, and a middle point (y) of a line connecting the center (x) and the point (z), absorbance (Abs) satisfies X<0.01, Y<0.01, and Z?0.01, wherein X, Y, and Z represent values of Abs (key band of the polymer (B))/Abs (key band of the polymer (A)) at the center (x), the middle point (y) and the point (z).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Akihide MORI, Masahiko OKAMOTO, Katsuyoshi HARADA, Takahiro YAMADA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Kiyoshi TAKAHASHI, Kiyoshi YAMAMURA, Koutarou SUZUKI, Ryouichi SEKI, Shinya MATSUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20200066532
    Abstract: A gallium nitride (GaN) substrate is injected with magnesium as a p-type dopant. The GaN substrate undergoes preheating through irradiation with light from halogen lamps in an atmosphere containing nitrogen and hydrogen, and further undergoes heating to a high temperature for a super-short time through irradiation with flashes of light from flash lamps. Heating the GaN substrate in the atmosphere containing nitrogen and hydrogen complements removed nitrogen, thus preventing nitrogen shortage. Such a heating process also enables heat treatment while supplying hydrogen to the GaN substrate. The heating process further enables crystal defects in the GaN substrate to be recovered. With these effects, the p-type dopant injected into the GaN substrate is activated with high efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Hideaki TANIMURA, Takahiro YAMADA, Shinichi KATO, Takayuki AOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200054897
    Abstract: A function/process of recording marker position data and spot data is provided. The marker position data includes position information of a marker 29 measured for tumor tracking irradiation and information on time of execution of X-ray imaging. The spot data includes information on time of irradiation of each spot, a delivered irradiation position, and a delivered irradiation amount. The marker position data and the spot data are synchronized based on the time information, and by using the marker position data and the spot data upon spot irradiation, a delivered dose distribution of proton irradiation is calculated. With this configuration, it is possible to take the influence of interplay effect into consideration, and it is possible to support to make more appropriate determination upon replanning of a treatment plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke FUJII, Taeko MATSUURA, Yuka MATSUZAKI, Kikuo UMEGAKI, Hiroki SHIRATO, Hidenori KOYANO, Takahiro YAMADA, Rintarou FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200049251
    Abstract: A control device for a lock-up clutch includes a control unit, an abnormality determination unit, a release control unit and a prohibition unit. The control unit is configured to control an engagement state of a lock-up clutch, and to perform a slip lock-up control by performing a feedback control of an engagement hydraulic pressure to be a first slip amount during coasting. The abnormality determination unit is configured to determine an abnormality when a state continues with a slip amount being equal to or greater than a second slip amount. The release control unit is configured to release the lock-up clutch when the abnormality is determined. The prohibition unit is configured to allow the control unit to raise the engagement hydraulic pressure by a prescribed pressure, and to prohibit determination by the abnormality determination unit, when the transmission ratio is downshifted during coasting while the slip lock-up control is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Takehiro IIZUMI, Toshiaki NODA, Takahiro YAMADA, Takashi KOGUCHI, Yuichi ISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10559046
    Abstract: A power supply management system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a fee setting unit configured to set power fee unit prices (first power fee unit price and second power fee unit price) for each time slot, and a notification unit configured to notify a consumer of information on the set power fee unit prices. The first power fee unit price is a power unit price for a household electrical load, and the second power fee unit price is a power unit price in a case of using a charge/discharge device to charge a vehicle-mounted storage battery. The fee setting unit is configured to set, by predicting a load factor of a transformer, a discount rate of the second power fee unit price to become higher (second power fee unit price to become lower) as the predicted load factor becomes lower. The second power fee unit price is determined on the basis of the first power fee unit price and the discount rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hirata, Masayuki Kawamoto, Jun Koreishi, Tatsuya Morii, Koshi Ito, Kengo Matsunaga, Takahiro Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200010653
    Abstract: This invention relates to a thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising 5 to 30 parts by mass of ethylene-?-olefin-non-conjugated polyene copolymer (A), 20 to 40 parts by mass of crystalline olefin-based resin (B) having a density of 0.90 g/cm3 or more and 0.92 g/cm3 or less, 20 to 40 parts by mass of high-density polyethylene (C) having a density of 0.94 g/cm3 or more and 0.97 g/cm3 or less, 5 to 12 parts by mass of ethylene-?-olefin copolymer (D) consisting of ethylene and ?-olefin having 3 to 12 carbon atoms, and 5 to 9 parts by mass of silicone compound (E) (with the total amount of (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) being 100 parts by mass), and to an automotive glass run channel formed by the thermoplastic elastomer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro YAMAGUCHI, Masakazu JITSUKATA, Akihiro YAMAMOTO, Youhei HOUTANI, Takahiro YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10516535
    Abstract: A management apparatus according to an embodiment is connected to a measurement apparatus deployed for each user via a first network. The management apparatus is connected to a service providing apparatus via a second network. The management apparatus includes a first communication device, a second communication device and one or more first processors. The first processors generate seed information using a service providing apparatus identifier. The first processors generate a user key using a measurement apparatus individual key, and the seed information. The first communication device transmits the generated seed information to the measurement apparatus via the first network. The second communication device transmits the generated user key to the service providing apparatus via the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Naoki Ogura, Toru Kambayashi, Yoshikazu Hanatani, Takahiro Yamada, Takeshi Saito
  • Patent number: 10488946
    Abstract: A character input device using a D-pad for inputting a desired character string includes an operation receiving unit, a keyboard management unit, an input character string management unit, a predicted candidate management unit, and a character candidate detection unit. The input character string management unit manages an input character string. The predicted candidate management unit estimates predicted character string candidates based on the input character string, and manages the predicted character string candidates. The character candidate detection unit compares the input character string with the predicted character string candidates, and detects one or more character candidates that are to be selected next. The operation receiving unit receives an input direction that is input with the D-pad. The keyboard management unit executes refined input, in which a cursor is moved only to a character candidate present in the input direction with respect to the character on which the cursor is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10458004
    Abstract: To provide a silver-bismuth powder, which includes: silver; and bismuth, wherein a mass ratio (silver:bismuth) of the silver to the bismuth is 95:5 to 40:60, wherein a cumulative 50% point of particle diameter (D50) of the silver-bismuth powder in a volume-based particle size distribution thereof as measured by a laser diffraction particle size distribution analysis is 0.1 ?m to 10 ?m, and wherein an oxygen content of the silver-bismuth powder is 5.5% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: DOWA Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kozo Ogi, Kenichi Inoue, Atsushi Ebara, Akihiro Asano, Hideyuki Fujimoto, Takahiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10437153
    Abstract: A substrate having a surface on which a resist film is formed and that has undergone pattern exposure processing and development processing is conveyed into a chamber and held by a holding plate. The surface of the substrate W held by the holding plate is irradiated with flash light emitted from flash lamps. The spectral distribution of the flash light has a peak in a wavelength range of 200 nm to 300 nm. The spectral distribution of the flash light also shows that the relative intensity at a wavelength of 300 nm is 20% or more higher than that at a wavelength of 500 nm. Since the resist film absorbs ultraviolet rays, the resist film can be selectively heated by irradiating the resist film with flash light that includes a large number of wavelength components in the ultraviolet region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190272044
    Abstract: A character input device for character input reflecting a user's situation includes an operation unit that receives an input operation associated with a character input, a detector that detects an operating speed for the input operation, and a predictive suggestion generation unit that outputs predictive suggestions for the character input in accordance with the operating speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro YAMADA
  • Patent number: D880517
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Shoji Imamura, Takahiro Yamada, Koichi Shiratori, Tomojiro Hayashi