Patents by Inventor Takashi Sonoda

Takashi Sonoda 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: 10826019
    Abstract: A display device includes: a plurality of organic layers each made of an organic material and each having a predetermined modulus of elasticity and a predetermined thickness; and a plurality of inorganic layers each made of an inorganic material and each having a predetermined modulus of elasticity and a predetermined thickness. The plurality of organic layers and the plurality of inorganic layers are stacked together to constitute a device body which forms the display device. A quotient obtained by dividing the sum of flexural rigidities of the plurality of inorganic layers by the sum total of the sum of flexural rigidities of the plurality of organic layers and the sum of the flexural rigidities of the plurality of inorganic layers is 0.78 or higher and 1 or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Ochi, Mamoru Ishida, Tohru Sonoda, Tohru Senoo, Takeshi Hirase
  • Publication number: 20200335564
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display including a plurality of light-emitting devices; a first bank provided outside the display; a second bank provided outside the first bank; and a plurality of peripheral lines formed below, and intersecting with, the first bank and the second bank, wherein each of the peripheral lines includes a plurality of bends provided between the first bank and the second bank in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: HISAO OCHI, TOHRU SENOO, JUMPEI TAKAHASHI, TOHRU SONODA, TAKASHI OCHI, TAKESHI HIRASE
  • Publication number: 20200302834
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel which is flexible, and including a pair of flat portions held in a flat state, and a bending portion provided between the pair of the flat portions and held to be bendable; a first support supporting one of the pair of the flat portions in a flat state; a second support supporting the other of the pair of the flat portions in a flat state; and a joint joining the first support and the second support together. The joint is flexible and provided not to interfere with the bending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi OCHI, Mamoru ISHIDA, Tohru SONODA, Tohru SENOO, Takeshi HIRASE
  • Patent number: 10775779
    Abstract: An operation information analyzer includes: an information collection unit 11 configured to collect event information on events that have occurred during operation of an apparatus 20 including a plurality of devices 21; an information analysis unit 12 configured to organize the collected event information to generate and store index values used to evaluate operation conditions of the apparatus 20; and an information presentation unit 13 configured to present the index values stored in the information analysis unit 12 to a user. The information analysis unit 12 generates the index values for each period sectioned based on a change in an operation state of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromi Aota, Junya Iwasaki, Pradeepa Wevita, Takashi Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10755335
    Abstract: A non-transitory recording medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process including: determining a recommendation index that indicates a recommendation degree for each product based on a relationship between a number of purchase and a number of purchaser for each product in a sales history of products; and recommending a product in a case where the recommendation index determined for the product satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Sonoda, Hidetaka Izumo, Masahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10746106
    Abstract: An IGV opening command value is corrected to calculate an actual opening equivalent value that indicates an approximate value of an actual opening. A temperature estimation value, for a case where a mixture of fuel and in-flowing air is combusted, is calculated using the actual opening equivalent value, atmospheric conditions, and an output from a gas turbine. A fuel distribution command value that indicates distribution of fuel output from a plurality of fuel supply systems is calculated on the basis of the temperature estimation value. The fuel distribution command value and a fuel control signal command value that indicates the total flow rate of fuel to be output to the plurality of fuel supply systems are acquired, and respective valve openings of fuel flow rate regulating valves of the fuel supply systems are calculated on the basis of the fuel distribution command value and the fuel control signal command value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Yamamoto, Takashi Sonoda, Ryuji Takenaka, Hikaru Katano, Eiki Anzawa, Sosuke Nakamura, Fuminori Fujii, Shinichi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10726748
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel which is flexible, and including a pair of flat portions held in a flat state, and a bending portion provided between the pair of the flat portions and held to be bendable; a first support supporting one of the pair of the flat portions in a flat state; a second support supporting the other of the pair of the flat portions in a flat state; and a joint joining the first support and the second support together. The joint is flexible and provided not to interfere with the bending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Ochi, Mamoru Ishida, Tohru Sonoda, Tohru Senoo, Takeshi Hirase
  • Patent number: 10714706
    Abstract: An organic EL display device including: a base substrate; an organic EL element formed on the base substrate, and including a plurality of organic EL layers arranged in a matrix shape; and a sealing film formed on the organic EL element, wherein a plurality of subpixels are defined in association with the plurality of organic EL layers, and a plurality of grooves are formed in the sealing film through the interstices among the plurality of subpixels, and a foreign-matter contact portion configured to be in contact with a foreign matter existing on the organic EL element is formed in the sealing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jumpei Takahashi, Tohru Sonoda, Takashi Ochi, Takeshi Hirase, Hisao Ochi, Tohru Senoo, Akihiro Matsui
  • Publication number: 20200193307
    Abstract: A state quantity-acquiring unit acquires values of a plurality of state quantities at a certain timing associated with an object device. A state quantity-predicting unit predicts allowable ranges of the values of the plurality of state quantities after a predetermined time has elapsed on the basis of the acquired values of the plurality of state quantities. A display information-generating unit generates display information in which a predicted-value figure which is a figure with a shape corresponding to the allowable ranges of the values of the plurality of state quantities is disposed in a coordinate space with the plurality of state quantities as axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shintaro KUMANO, Yasushi MORISHITA, Takashi SONODA
  • Patent number: 10673017
    Abstract: An organic EL display device includes an organic EL element and a sealing film. The organic EL element is formed over a display region of a base substrate. The sealing film covers the organic EL element. The sealing film includes a first barrier layer, a buffer layer, and a second barrier layer. The first barrier layer includes a first inorganic film and is disposed on the surface of the organic EL element. The buffer layer includes an organic film and is disposed on the surface of the first barrier layer. The second barrier layer includes a second inorganic film and is disposed on the surface of the buffer layer. The first barrier layer includes micropores in the surface, the surface being in contact with the buffer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Hirase, Tohru Sonoda, Takashi Ochi, Hisao Ochi, Tohru Senoo, Akihiro Matsui, Jumpei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10669959
    Abstract: Provided is a control device of a gas turbine including a compressor, a combustor, and a turbine. The control device executes load control of allowing an operation control point for operation control of a gas turbine to vary in response to a load of the gas turbine. The operation of the gas turbine is controlled on the basis of a rated temperature adjustment line for temperature adjustment control of a flue gas temperature at a predetermined load to a rated flue gas temperature at which performance of the gas turbine becomes rated performance, a preceding setting line for setting of the flue gas temperature at the predetermined load to a preceding flue gas temperature that becomes lower in precedence to the rated flue gas temperature, and a limit temperature adjustment line for temperature adjustment control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Sonoda, Akihiko Saito, Yoshifumi Iwasaki, Ryuji Takenaka, Kozo Toyama, Koji Takaoka
  • Publication number: 20200110113
    Abstract: An accelerator position detection device facilitates detection of a neutral position of a handlebar grip turnable in not only a positive direction but in a negative direction from the neutral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki AKIYOSHI, Yutaka SONODA, Takashi TETSUKA, Yutaka KIKUCHI, Takuya OSANAI, Shinji MISAWA, Kazuhiko ONO
  • Patent number: 10616060
    Abstract: An apparatus for selectively applying settings for each of items set in a first processing device to a second processing device is provided. The settings for each of the items are indicated in each file, and the file is dividable into sets of separate data having a predetermined size or smaller. The apparatus includes a user interface configured to allow a user to choose target separate data from among the sets of separate data of each of the files; a selection portion configured to set, at selected data, the sets of separate data of a file having the target separate data among the files; and an application processing portion configured to perform application processing for applying the settings to the second processing device by using, among the sets of separate data of each of the files, the sets of separate data set at the selected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Asai, Takashi Sugaya, Hideyuki Matsuda, Yu Sonoda, Shohei Ichiyama
  • Publication number: 20200104902
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires a degree of user's repeated use of items available in a service used by the user from a use history of the service; and a notification unit that notifies the user about an item in descending order of a degree of matching with the user among the items available in the service by using the degree of matching of each of the items with the user that is obtained from features of the user indicative of item use tendency in the service reflecting the degree of user's repeated use acquired by the acquisition unit and features of the each of the items indicative of characteristics of the each of the items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qian ZHANG, Koki NAGATANI, Masahiro SATO, Takashi SONODA, Tomoko OKUMA
  • Patent number: 10608062
    Abstract: A bank (BK1b) and a bank (BK1a) having a height less than a height of the bank (BK1b) are intermittently provided on a bank (BK1) covering a peripheral portion of each first electrode (21) of a light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jumpei Takahashi, Takeshi Hirase, Hisao Ochi, Takashi Ochi, Tohru Senoo, Tohru Sonoda, Akihiro Matsui, Yoshinobu Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10608203
    Abstract: An organic EL display device includes a substrate and an organic EL element (electroluminescent element) provided on the substrate. The organic El display device includes a sealing layer that seals the organic EL element. The sealing layer includes silicon oxide films. Moreover, the degree of oxidation of the silicon oxide films is set to 1.2 or more and 1.8 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Hirase, Tetsuya Okamoto, Tohru Senoo, Tohru Sonoda, Takashi Ochi, Mamoru Ishida
  • Publication number: 20200098031
    Abstract: A product recommending apparatus includes an obtaining unit, a classification unit, and a controller. The obtaining unit obtains a purchase history indicating information on a product that a user has purchased, and a promotion history indicating information on a product promoted to a user. The classification unit classifies, using the purchase history and the promotion history, each product into one of a first group of items purchased but not promoted, a second group of items purchased and promoted, a third group of items not purchased nor promoted, and a fourth group of items not purchased but promoted. The controller outputs, using a result of classification done by the classification unit, an item that would not be purchased if not promoted but would be purchased if promoted as an item to be recommended to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Takashi SONODA
  • Patent number: 10600982
    Abstract: In an organic EL display device that includes a base material having flexibility and an organic EL element (electroluminescence element) provided on the base material, a sealing film is formed that seals the organic EL element. Additionally, a first adjustment layer and a second adjustment layer, which are configured of materials having the same thickness and the same Young's modulus and are configured to adjust a neutral surface of the organic EL display device, are each provided at an end portion on one side and an end portion on another side of the organic EL display device in a film thickness direction T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mamoru Ishida, Tetsuya Okamoto, Takeshi Hirase, Takashi Ochi, Tohru Senoo, Tohru Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10595718
    Abstract: The endoscope includes an imaging device that is provided in a tip portion of an insertion part capable of being inserted into a body cavity. The imaging device includes an image sensor that photoelectrically converts imaging light incident on an image receiving surface thereof through an imaging lens provided in a lens barrel, and a circuit substrate including a connecting surface facing a terminal face that is a surface opposite to the image receiving surface of the image sensor. A plurality of terminals are uniformly arranged longitudinally and laterally in a two-dimensional matrix form on the terminal face of the image sensor, and the connecting surface of the circuit substrate and the terminal face of the image sensor are connected to each other through the plurality of terminals. The total area of the plurality of terminals on the terminal face occupies 10% or more of the area of an imaging area of the image receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Kitano, Shinichiro Sonoda, Takashi Yano, Eiji Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200091459
    Abstract: The organic EL display device includes a third organic insulating film pattern portion, which includes a groove on an upper surface thereof, between a display region and at least part of an edge portion of a TFT substrate. A first inorganic layer and a second inorganic layer of a sealing film cover the third organic insulating film pattern portion and at least part of the edge portion in a plan view, and are split apart in the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru SENOO, Takeshi HIRASE, Hisao OCHI, Takashi OCHI, Tohru SONODA, Jumpei TAKAHASHI, Akihiro MATSUI, Yoshinobu MIYAMOTO