Patents by Inventor Takashi Yamamoto

Takashi Yamamoto 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: 20240164212
    Abstract: It would be helpful to provide a sheet-form thermoelectric conversion module with excellent thermoelectric conversion characteristics. A thermoelectric conversion module according to the disclosure is a thermoelectric conversion module formed in sheet form, the thermoelectric conversion module being disposed in contact or proximity to a heat source and generating power based on a temperature difference between a portion close to the heat source and a portion away from the heat source, the thermoelectric conversion module including an incision penetrating in a sheet thickness direction, wherein by stretching the thermoelectric conversion module in a predetermined direction, mutually opposite edges of the incision are separated, and the thermoelectric conversion module is transformed from a sheet form A into a three-dimensional structural form B protruding in the sheet thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicants: ZEON CORPORATION, Tokyo University of Science Foundation
    Inventors: Hideki UCHIDA, Takashi NAKAJIMA, Masahiro MOTOSUKE, Takahiro YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240158609
    Abstract: An inorganic powder having a volume-based cumulative 50% diameter D50 of 1.2-2.8 ?m, having a volume-based particle size frequency distribution that includes at least a first peak and a second peak located on a larger-particle-diameter side of the first peak, wherein the first peak has a half-width smaller than 0.5 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Takaaki MINAMIKAWA, Akihiko YAMAMOTO, Takashi FUKUDA
  • Patent number: 11983487
    Abstract: A document creation assistance apparatus includes a tree structure generation unit configured to analyze a learning document for system development and generate a tree structure representing separate sections of the learning document, a frequency calculation unit configured to calculate, per leaf node of the tree structure, a frequency vector of a word that appears, a question extraction unit configured to extract, according to the frequency vector, a word about which a user is to be questioned, a question presentation unit configured to present a question about the extracted word to the user and receive an answer, and a document generation unit configured to generate a document with the extracted word and the answer set in a section of the separate sections of the leaf node according to the separate sections of the tree structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Moriya, Manabu Nishio, Taizo Yamamoto, Takashi Utahara
  • Patent number: 11983149
    Abstract: A scenario execution system includes a scenario execution terminal, a log management device, and a storage device. The scenario execution terminal includes a scenario execution unit and an event notification unit. The scenario execution unit executes a scenario file having a scenario indicating a procedure of operations in the scenario execution terminal described therein. The event notification unit notifies the log management device of information on an event generated by the scenario execution unit executing the scenario file. The log management device includes a log recording unit that receives the information on the event from the scenario execution terminal and records log data having the received information on the event set therein on the storage device. The storage device adds, to the log data, information uniquely generated on the basis of log data recorded before such log data and stores resultant log data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: NTT Advanced Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Akinori Yamamoto, Yusuke Tsujikawa, Takashi Hattori, Shuichi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11981523
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a sheet stacker, an air blower, and a guide. The sheet stacker stacks sheets. The air blower blows air to the sheets. The guide faces an uppermost sheet on the sheet stacker. A set height of a contact portion of the guide to contact the uppermost sheet is changeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taiki Yamamoto, Takahiro Ogino, Takashi Ebihara, Satoshi Kohara, Kazuhiro Shimojima
  • Patent number: 11982278
    Abstract: A pump device includes a motor and an impeller which is disposed in a pump chamber provided on one side in a rotation center axial line with respect to the motor and is connected with a rotor of the motor. The rotor is made of resin and includes a seat part which supports an end part on one side of a drive magnet and a cylindrical tube part which is extended from the seat part along the rotation center axial line and is fitted to an inner side of the drive magnet. An outer peripheral face of the cylindrical tube part is provided with a rib extended along the rotation center axial line at a plurality of positions in a circumferential direction, and the drive magnet is press-fitted to the cylindrical tube part so as to contact with the rib from an outer side in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Takashi Yamamoto, Takehiko Yazawa
  • Publication number: 20240150415
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of molecular biology. Provided are novel genes that encode pesticidal proteins. These pesticidal proteins and the nucleic acid sequences that encode them are useful in preparing pesticidal formulations and in the production of transgenic pest-resistant plants. Methods to create or alter pesticidal proteins are provided for altered or enhanced pesticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
  • Publication number: 20240152970
    Abstract: A content display method includes receiving terminal identification information transmitted from a mobile terminal to a signage display serving as a content display device by short-range wireless communication, and displaying content corresponding to the terminal identification information on the content display device. The content display system includes the mobile terminal and the signage display serving as the content display device. The signage display includes a receiver that receives terminal identification information transmitted from the mobile terminal by short-range wireless communication, and a display that displays content corresponding to the terminal identification information received by the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
  • Patent number: 11976872
    Abstract: An axial flow fan includes a hub driven to rotate and configured to serve as a rotation axis of the axial flow fan and a blade connected to the hub. The blade has a leading edge and a trailing edge. The trailing edge has an indentation indenting toward the leading edge. The indentation narrows from the trailing edge to the leading edge, and has an apex being a point closest to the leading edge from among the points constituting the indentation. The blade has, at the indentation, a maximum thickness portion at which a thickness of the blade is maximum, and which is positioned radially inside of the apex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahide Tadokoro, Katsuyuki Yamamoto, Takashi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11970751
    Abstract: The grain-oriented electrical steel sheet according to the present embodiment is a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet having a base steel sheet (1), an intermediate layer (4) disposed to be in contact with the base steel sheet (1), and an insulation coating (3) disposed to be in contact with the intermediate layer (4). The grain-oriented electrical steel sheet according to the present embodiment includes a surface of the base steel sheet (1) having a strain region (D) which extends in a direction intersecting a rolling direction of the base steel sheet (1), and a crystalline phosphorus oxide M2P4O13 present in the insulation coating (3) on the strain region (D) in a cross-sectional view of a surface parallel to the rolling direction and a sheet thickness direction of the base steel sheet (1). (M means at least one or both of Fe and Cr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Ushigami, Shinji Yamamoto, Hideyuki Hamamura, Takashi Kataoka, Shunsuke Okumura
  • Patent number: 11966716
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an annealing control unit, a spin interaction memory, a random number generation unit, and a spin state update unit and obtains a solution by using an Ising model. The annealing control unit controls an annealing step and a parameter of a temperature and a parameter of a self-action. The spin interaction memory stores the interaction coefficient of a spin. The random number generation unit generates a predetermined random number. The spin state update unit includes a spin buffer that stores values of a plurality of spins, an instantaneous magnetic field calculation unit that calculates instantaneous magnetic fields of the plurality of spins, a probability calculation unit that calculates update probabilities of the plurality of spins, and a spin state determination unit that updates the values of the spins based on the update probabilities and a random number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventors: Normann Mertig, Takashi Takemoto, Shinya Takamaeda, Kasho Yamamoto, Masato Motomura, Akira Sakai, Hiroshi Teramoto
  • Publication number: 20240123198
    Abstract: A balloon has an inflatable portion that forms a tube shape extending in an extending direction in an inflated state, a distal end connecting portion provided to an end portion of the inflatable portion on one side thereof, and a proximal end connecting portion provided to an end portion of the inflatable portion on the other side thereof. At least the inflatable portion includes a plurality of first portions that forms wings in the deflated state and a plurality of second portions that is adjacent to the plurality of first portions in a circumferential direction centered on the center axis. In the process of changing shape from the inflated state to the deflated state, the plurality of second portions moves towards the center axis in advance of the plurality of first portions and thereby forms, in the inflatable portion, indentations recessed toward the center axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Okamoto, Yuta Nakamura, Shuhel Yamamoto, Shoma Kondo, Shizuya Yoshinaga, Takashi Kunisada
  • Publication number: 20240126301
    Abstract: An unmanned vehicle management system includes: a traveling area definition unit that defines a traveling area on a traveling path of a work site; and a determination unit that determines whether or not an unmanned vehicle can enter the traveling area on the basis of a vehicle width indicating the width of the unmanned vehicle and a track width indicating the width of the traveling area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicants: Komatsu Ltd., Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamamoto, Takashi Hiranaka, Kenta Osagawa
  • Patent number: 11958971
    Abstract: Provided is a photocurable composition used for forming a resin layer of a concave-convex structure including a substrate and a resin layer provided on the substrate and having fine concavities and convexities formed on a surface thereof. A cured film of the photocurable composition has a surface free energy of 15 mJ/m2 to 40 mJ/m2 as measured based on the Kitazaki-Hata theory and a hardness of 0.05 GPa to 0.5 GPa as measured using a nanoindenter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Takashi Oda, Hisanori Ohkita, Hiroko Wachi, Shingo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11959253
    Abstract: An excavator includes a lower traveling structure, an upper swing structure swingably mounted on the lower traveling structure, an attachment attached to the upper swing structure, a display device, and a hardware processor. The display device is configured to display multiple ranges including a first range and a second range lower in stability degree than the first range in the working range of the attachment such that the multiple ranges are distinguishable. The hardware processor is configured to determine a setting with respect to the multiple ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: Takashi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11961989
    Abstract: A control method for a fuel cell system, the fuel cell system including a hydrogen storage part and a fuel cell stack that generates electric power using hydrogen supplied from the hydrogen storage part, the fuel cell system being mounted on a towed portion of a moving body that includes the towed portion and a towing portion, the fuel cell system being electrically connected to the towing portion, the towing portion including a battery and a drive device performing driving in response to supply of electric power, the towed portion being towed by the towing portion, the control method includes: acquiring remaining amount information indicating a remaining amount of the battery, and starting supply of electric power to the towing portion when it is determined that the remaining amount of the battery is equal to or less than a threshold based on the remaining amount information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Murakami, Shinji Matsunaga, Takashi Arai, Akiji Ando, Takashi Yanagiura, Kazunori Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20240119475
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor configured to provide an incentive to a first user who sells or returns a first vehicle in which a part of a first coating film including an easily peelable layer is not peeled off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Yukinori II, Kenji YAMAGUCHI, Junya OGAWA, Yuki NAGANUMA, Junya YAMAMOTO, Yuta TONE, Naoki ISHIZUKA, Tadayuki TANAKA, Keisuke ITO, Yuka YOKOI, Takashi HAYASHI, Naoya OKA, Yu HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20240117517
    Abstract: Disclosed is an Fe-based electroplated steel sheet including: a Si-containing cold-rolled steel sheet containing Si in an amount of 0.1 mass % or more and 3.0 mass % or less; and an Fe-based electroplating layer formed on at least one surface of the Si-containing cold-rolled steel sheet with a coating weight per surface of 5.0 g/m2 or more, in which in an intensity profile measured by glow discharge optical emission spectrometry, a peak of emission intensity at wavelengths indicating Si is detected within a range from a surface of the Fe-based electroplating layer to more than 0.2 ?m in a thickness direction and not more than a thickness of the Fe-based electroplating layer, and an average value of C concentration in a region ranging from 10 ?m to 20 ?m in the thickness direction from the surface of the Fe-based electroplating layer is 0.10 mass % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Shunsuke YAMAMOTO, Katsutoshi TAKASHIMA, Yusuke OKUMURA, Tomomi KANAZAWA, Katsuya HOSHINO, Takashi KAWANO, Takako YAMASHITA, Hiroshi MATSUDA, Yoichi MAKIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20240120033
    Abstract: An estimation device (200) generates quality prediction data (540) indicating a quality of a drug substance of a biopharmaceutical manufactured by culturing cells, by inputting, into a prediction model (420), measurement data (510) including a measurement result obtained by measuring a substance in a culturing vessel at least one timing after a predetermined time period has passed since the cells have been seeded in a medium. The prediction model (420) is generated by executing a learning process using training data (530) that includes measurement data including a measurement result obtained by measuring a substance in a culturing vessel at a plurality of timings after seeding of the cells in the medium, and quality data obtained by analyzing a drug substance of the biopharmaceutical manufactured from the cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Shuhei Yamamoto, Kenichi Toyoda, Hirotaka Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20240117101
    Abstract: A composition for film formation containing a polycyclic polyphenolic resin having repeating units derived from at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of aromatic hydroxy compounds represented by the formulas (1-0), (1A), and (1B), wherein the repeating units are linked by a direct bond between aromatic rings:
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Hiroaki YAMAMOTO, Kodai MATSUURA, Junya HORIUCHI, Atsuko IWASAKI, Takashi MAKINOSHIMA, Masatoshi Echigo