Patents by Inventor Takashi Masuda

Takashi Masuda 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: 11988910
    Abstract: A viewing angle-controlling liquid crystal panel sequentially includes a first polarizing plate; a first liquid crystal panel; a second polarizing plate; a second liquid crystal panel; and a third polarizing plate, wherein an azimuthal angle ?P1 of the absorption axis of the first polarizing plate, an azimuthal angle ?1 of a director of liquid crystal molecules near the first substrate and an azimuthal angle ?2 of a director of liquid crystal molecules near the second substrate in the first liquid crystal panel, an azimuthal angle ?P2 of the absorption axis of the second polarizing plate, an azimuthal angle ?3 of a director of liquid crystal molecules near the third substrate and an azimuthal angle ?4 of a director of liquid crystal molecules near the fourth substrate in the second liquid crystal panel, and an azimuthal angle ?P3 of the absorption axis of the third polarizing plate satisfy specific formulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Sharp Display Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Murata, Junichi Masuda, Shugo Yagi, Akira Hirai, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Takashi Satoh, Akira Sakai, Kiyoshi Minoura
  • Publication number: 20240160052
    Abstract: A viewing angle-controlling liquid crystal panel sequentially includes a first polarizing plate; a first liquid crystal panel; a second polarizing plate; a second liquid crystal panel; and a third polarizing plate, wherein an azimuthal angle ?P1 of the absorption axis of the first polarizing plate, an azimuthal angle ?1 of a director of liquid crystal molecules near the first substrate and an azimuthal angle ?2 of a director of liquid crystal molecules near the second substrate in the first liquid crystal panel, an azimuthal angle ?P2 of the absorption axis of the second polarizing plate, an azimuthal angle ?3 of a director of liquid crystal molecules near the third substrate and an azimuthal angle ?4 of a director of liquid crystal molecules near the fourth substrate in the second liquid crystal panel, and an azimuthal angle ?P3 of the absorption axis of the third polarizing plate satisfy specific formulas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Sharp Display Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Koji MURATA, Junichi MASUDA, Shugo YAGI, Akira HIRAI, Hiroshi TSUCHIYA, Takashi SATOH, Akira SAKAI, Kiyoshi MINOURA
  • Publication number: 20240146290
    Abstract: A light source drive circuit according to an embodiment includes: a first delay circuit (10) that gives, based on a clock signal, a delay to an input signal with first time resolution and a second delay circuit (20) that is connected in series to the first delay circuit, gives, based on the clock signal, a delay to an input signal with a second time resolution having accuracy different from accuracy of the first time resolution, and outputs the signal as a signal for driving a light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: TAKASHI MASUDA, DAISUKE SUZUKI, MITSUSHI TABATA, KOICHI OKAMOTO, KOUTA HIYAMA
  • Patent number: 11965785
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure-sensitive element having more sufficient expandability, a relatively wide measurement range of pressure force, and a relatively simple structure, and an electronic device using the pressure-sensitive element. The pressure-sensitive element includes a plurality of first electrodes being elongated in first direction, arranged in a first plane, and including a conductive elastic body, a plurality of second electrodes being elongated in second direction intersecting the first direction, arranged in a second plane facing the first plane, and including a conductor wire, and a plurality of dielectrics covering a surface of the plurality of second electrodes. The plurality of second electrodes have bent parts K arranged periodically, and capacitance at intersections of the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes changes in accordance with pressure force applied between the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Moriura, Yui Sawada, Shinobu Masuda, Hironobu Ukitsu, Takashi Matsumoto, Mitsutaka Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20240128282
    Abstract: A semiconductor device (10) according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a driving section (40) that drives an object to be driven; an abnormality detecting circuit (30), which is one example of an instruction circuit that outputs an instruction signal to the driving section (40); and a light amount detecting section (20) that detects an amount of incident light and invalidates the instruction signal output from the abnormality detecting circuit (30) in accordance with the amount of incident light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Koichi Okamoto, Hideaki Mogi, Takashi Masuda, Shinichirou Saeki, Mitsushi Tabata
  • Patent number: 11960928
    Abstract: An event monitoring system includes a processor and a storage unit. The storage unit holds an event message including a character string related to an event occurring in an information system and guide information including one or more guides. The guide includes a guide message including a predetermined character string, notified in response to the event, and information regarding a coping method for the event. The processor compares the event message and the guide, associates the guide with the event in a case where the guide further includes information for identifying a variable portion of the guide message and a portion other than the variable portion of the guide message coincides with a portion other than a portion corresponding to the variable portion in the event message, and receives an input of information indicating a correct answer of a guide to be associated with the event in a case where the guide does not include the information for identifying the variable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taku Okamura, Takashi Tameshige, Mitsuhiro Nagata, Hideto Kurose, Mineyoshi Masuda
  • Patent number: 11932152
    Abstract: An air pump device includes an electric pump unit including a pump mechanism and a motor configured to drive the pump mechanism, a case housing the electric pump unit, and a vibration-proof member interposed between the electric pump unit and the case. The vibration-proof member is a plate-shaped member made of an elastic resin material and is wound around the electric pump unit to wrap the electric pump unit therein. A part of the vibration-proof member is sandwiched between the electric pump unit and one of facing surfaces that are inner surfaces of the case and face each other inside the case. Another part of the vibration-proof member is sandwiched between the electric pump unit and the other one of the facing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo Sakai, Kazuma Nishida, Takashi Yokoyama, Satoshi Masuda
  • Patent number: 11932770
    Abstract: A method for producing a resin sintered body 1 by applying an ink 3 to thermoplastic resin powder 2 and sintering the powder, the method including the step of immersing an intermediate resin sintered body 1m, which has an unevenly colored region on the surface thereof and the whole of which has been already sintered, in a surface treatment liquid containing sulfuric acid and chromic anhydride, in which the concentration of chromic anhydride is 300 g/L or more, for 5 minutes or longer. When producing a resin sintered body by sintering thermoplastic resin powder, the surface of the resin sintered body can be evenly and sufficiently colored to an extent required without an unevenly colored region on the surface thereof, and also the surface of the resin sintered body can have a good appearance and smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: SANKEI GIKEN KOGYO CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., SOLIZE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Sato, Kazuo Igarashi, Hiroyuki Ikeno, Satoru Nishimoto, Takashi Inomata, Ryota Masuda, Kohei Mutai
  • Publication number: 20240082413
    Abstract: As an antitumor drug which is excellent in terms of antitumor effect and safety, there is provided an antibody-drug conjugate in which an antitumor compound represented by the following formula is conjugated to an antibody via a linker having a structure represented by the following formula: -L1-L2-LP-NH—(CH2)n1-La-Lb-Lc- wherein the antibody is connected to the terminal of L1, and the antitumor compound is connected to the terminal of Lc with the nitrogen atom of the amino group at position 1 as a connecting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takeshi MASUDA, Hiroyuki NAITO, Takashi NAKADA, Masao YOSHIDA, Shinji ASHIDA, Hideki MIYAZAKI, Yuji KASUYA, Koji MORITA, Yuki ABE, Yusuke OGITANI
  • Publication number: 20240074495
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol generating device, includes a power supply, a heater connector connected to a heater configured to heat an aerosol source by consuming power supplied from the power supply, a case which constitutes a surface of the power supply unit, and a sensor which is disposed in the vicinity of the case and is configured to output a value related to a temperature of the case. Protection control for prohibiting one or both of charging of the power supply and discharging from the power supply to the heater is executed based on an output value of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Manabu YAMADA, Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Hiroki NAKAAE, Toru NAGAHAMA, Yuki NISHIMURA, Takashi FUJIKI, Yuki MASUDA, Ryo YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 11922610
    Abstract: A multi-eye camera system includes multi-eye photographing camera heads 2 and image processing device 3 to which a plurality of the multi-eye photographing camera heads 2 are connected. Each of the multi-eye photographing camera heads 2 is provided with partial image acquiring part 24, parameter memory part 23 and image correcting part 26. Image processing device 3 is provided with input processing part 31, resizing processing part 32 and whole image memory 33.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: KAMUY Innovation Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Masuda, Katsuji Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20240072781
    Abstract: A delay adjustment circuit according to an embodiment includes: a plurality of delay adjustment units connected in series, each of the plurality of delay adjustment units including one or more first delay elements (102) connected in series that delay an input signal on the basis of a clock, and a first selector (120) that outputs one of the input signal and an output of the first delay element at a last stage among the one or more first delay elements; and an output unit (103, 104, 130a, 130b, 140) that outputs a clock according to an output of the first selector included in a delay adjustment unit at a last stage among the plurality of delay adjustment units, in which each of the plurality of delay adjustment units includes a different number of the first delay elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: MITSUSHI TABATA, TAKASHI MASUDA, DAISUKE SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11917752
    Abstract: A second main surface of the copper plate is opposite a first main surface of the copper plate, and is bonded to a silicon nitride ceramic substrate by the bonding layer. A first portion and a second portion of an end surface of the copper plate form an angle of 135° to 165° on an outside of the copper plate. An extended plane of the first portion and the second main surface form an angle of 110° to 145° a side where the second portion is located. A distance from the second main surface to an intersection of the first portion and the second portion in a direction of a thickness of the copper plate is 10 to 100 ?m. The second main surface extends beyond the extended plane of the first portion by a distance of 10 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Ebigase, Izumi Masuda, Takeshi Kaku
  • Patent number: 11911613
    Abstract: An electrical stimulation treatment device includes a pair of application electrodes which are disposed at a site of the skin of a person to be treated where an electrical stimulation is to be given and which supply the electrical stimulation to the skin and a control unit which is connected electrically to the application electrodes to control a magnitude of a stimulation voltage which is supplied to the application electrodes, in which the control unit includes a calculation means for calculating a magnitude of the stimulation voltage which is to be output, depending on a first maximum stimulation voltage set for each person to be treated and an elapsed time or a stimulation frequency from the start of a stimulation session of a predetermined time, and an output means for outputting the stimulation voltage while increasing the voltage in a stepwise manner based on the calculation results of the calculation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: OTSUKA TECHNO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Masuda, Takashi Hisamoto
  • Patent number: 11793481
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire a current position information of an ultrasonic probe in three-dimensional space. The processing circuitry is further configured to switch from a body mark indicating one body part to a body mark indicating the other body part, when a body mark indicating one body part of a pair of left and right body parts is displayed, and when the ultrasonic probe is positioned at a position farther than a predetermined distance from a midpoint of the pair of left and right body parts toward the other body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhide Ooi, Takashi Masuda, Asuka Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20230336323
    Abstract: Provided is a transmission/reception system that can implement miniaturization and a reduced number of wires for transmitting a signal between a sensor device and a reception device. The sensor device includes a data transmitting unit configured to transmit imaging data synchronized with a first clock signal to the reception device through a first signal transmission path, a clock signal transmitting unit configured to transmit a second clock signal with a lower frequency than the first clock signal to the reception device through a second signal transmission path, and a control signal communicating unit configured to communicate a control signal necessary for control of the first clock signal with the reception device through the second signal transmission path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: RYOTA SHINODA, TAKASHI MASUDA, KUMIKO MAHARA
  • Publication number: 20230238771
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device capable of reducing the possibility of malfunction. An electronic device is provided with: a first substrate including a drive circuit; a second substrate including a light-emitting unit driven by the drive circuit and mounted on one surface side of the first substrate; and a light-shielding unit provided on the first substrate and configured to shield at least a part of the drive circuit from light emitted by the light-emitting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke SUZUKI, Takashi MASUDA, Shinichirou SAEKI, Koichi OKAMOTO, Motoi KIMURA, Yuichi HAMAGUCHI, Noriyuki BANNO, Mitsunari HOSHI, Akinori TAKAYAMA, Soichi OCHIAI, Shinichiro KUSUNOKI, Makoto AKETO, Hideki NODA, Takashi SAKOH
  • Patent number: 11711110
    Abstract: A communication system includes: a transmission device including a transmission data generator, a pattern generator, a transmitter, and a control signal receiver, the transmission data generator that is configured to generate transmission data, the pattern generator that is configured to generate an alternate pattern alternating at every lapse of a predetermined time, the transmitter that includes a first equalization circuit and is configured to transmit a transmission signal including the transmission data and the alternate pattern, the first equalization circuit that is configured to adjust equalization characteristics on the basis of first instruction information, and the control signal receiver that is configured to receive the first instruction information; and a reception device including a receiver, a first detector, and a control signal transmitter, the receiver that is configured to receive the transmission signal, the first detector that is configured to detect a frequency component corresponding t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Masuda, Kentaro Yasunaka
  • Publication number: 20230217102
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a transmission device, a reception device, and a transmission-reception system capable of achieving downsizing and communication at a high frame rate. A transmission device includes a control signal reception unit that receives a control signal input from an external device and including predetermined information, and a control unit that controls switching between first communication and second communication on a basis of switching information, the switching information being included in the predetermined information as necessary, the switching information indicating switching between the first communication in which host communication is executed in a blanking period among one frame period and the second communication in which host communication is executed in a blanking period and a data output period among one frame period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: KUMIKO MAHARA, TAKASHI MASUDA, RYOTA SHINODA
  • Patent number: 11672059
    Abstract: A light source device that includes a first resistor that is connected to a given potential, a light emitting element that is connected in series to the first resistor, a second resistor that is connected to the given potential, and a first current source that is connected in series to the second resistor and that is configured to supply a freely-selected current within a given range are included. A first voltage is taken out from a first connection part where the first resistor and the light emitting element are connected to each other and a second voltage is taken out from a second connection part where the second resistor and the first current source are connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Masuda, Mitsushi Tabata, Koichi Okamoto, Yasuo Oba