Patents by Inventor Takayoshi Honda

Takayoshi Honda 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: 10709727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antiviral drug comprising as an active ingredient a substance capable of suppressing an expression of a target gene or an activity of a protein encoded by said target gene, wherein said target gene is one or more genes having an action of retaining virus-derived nucleic acid in a host cell and selected from the group consisting of DOCK11 gene, LIPG gene, DENND2A gene, and HECW2 gene. The present invention also relates to a screening method for the antiviral drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: IDAC THERANOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Hashimoto, Shuichi Kaneko, Masao Honda, Takayoshi Shirasaki, Taro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10622563
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a semiconductor device, a solid-state imaging device, an electronic apparatus, and a manufacturing method of the semiconductor device which can suppress generation of residual carriers within an organic film. The semiconductor device includes: a first electrode; a second electrode; and an organic film that is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. At least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is discontinuous. The organic film includes an inter-electrode region, which is a region interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a non-inter-electrode region, which is a region not interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and the non-inter-electrode region is disposed between the adjacent inter-electrode regions. A suppression region, which is a region in which at least one of generation and movement of a carrier is suppressed, is present within the non-inter-electrode region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko Hayashi, Takayoshi Honda, Yuji Uesugi, Katsunori Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10544973
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus includes a refrigeration cycle that includes an intermediate heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between a heat source side refrigerant and a heat medium different from the heat source side refrigerant. The apparatus further includes a heat medium circuit that includes at least one pump configured to circulate the heat medium in the intermediate heat exchanger. A controller in the apparatus further activates the pump to circulate the heat medium through the heat medium circuit when, during suspension of an air conditioning operation, the detected temperature of outdoor air is at or below a first predetermined temperature and a first predetermined period of time has elapsed since the pump was stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Morimoto, Daisuke Shimamoto, Koji Azuma, Takayoshi Honda
  • Publication number: 20190360652
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp forms an additional high-beam light distribution pattern with light emitted though a projection lens from a plurality of light emitting elements. The plurality of light emitting elements are disposed to be aligned in a transverse direction below a rear focal point of the projection lens and can be lit individually. The vehicle lamp forms an additional light distribution pattern by lighting the plurality of light emitting elements at the same time to form a high-beam light distribution pattern. In addition, the vehicle lamp forms another additional light distribution pattern where a part of the additional light distribution pattern is omitted by selectively lighting a part of the plurality of light emitting elements so as to form an intermediate light distribution pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ISHIDA, Tatsuma KITAZAWA, Takahiko HONDA, Takayoshi ISHIZUKA
  • Patent number: 10436463
    Abstract: Upon switching of an air-conditioning apparatus from an operation mode in which all of indoor units each including a use side heat exchanger are in non-operation to another operation mode in which at least one of the indoor units starts a cooling operation mode or a heating operation mode, a heat medium conveyed to the use side heat exchanger included in the indoor unit which has received a start instruction is cooled or heated to a predetermined temperature by a heat source side refrigerant, and after that, an air-sending device included in the indoor unit which starts the cooling operation mode or the heating operation mode is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Motomura, Osamu Morimoto, Daisuke Shimamoto, Takayoshi Honda
  • Patent number: 10408477
    Abstract: An air conditioning apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit in which a compressor for compressing heat source-side refrigerant, a first refrigerant channel switching device, a heat source side heat exchanger, an expansion device, and intermediate heat exchangers for performing heat exchange between the heat source-side refrigerant and a heat medium different from the heat source-side refrigerant are connected by pipes. Also, the air conditioning apparatus includes a heat medium circuit in which pumps for circulating the heat medium to be used for the heat exchange performed by the intermediate heat exchangers, a use-side heat exchanger, and channel switching devices for switching passages of the heat medium heated or cooled to the use-side heat exchanger are connected by pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Shimamoto, Yuji Motomura, Osamu Morimoto, Takayoshi Honda, Koji Nishioka, Tatsuo Ono
  • Patent number: 10359207
    Abstract: When starting a cooling operation mode from a non-operating mode, the blower device of the indoor unit from which the start command is originated is operated. When starting a heating operation mode from a non-operating mode, the blower device of the indoor unit from which the start command is originated is operated after the heat medium temperature becomes equal to or greater than a preconfigured temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Motomura, Daisuke Shimamoto, Takayoshi Honda, Osamu Morimoto, Koji Nishioka, Tatsuo Ono
  • Patent number: 10018390
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus includes actuation control means including an actuation unit that sequentially opens heat medium flow switching devices or heat medium flow control devices on a one-by-one basis. The actuation control means performs control in such a manner that start time of driving of pumps is later than start of actuation of the heat medium flow switching devices and the heat medium flow control devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Shimamoto, Yuji Motomura, Osamu Morimoto, Takayoshi Honda, Tatsuo Ono, Koji Nishioka
  • Publication number: 20180114909
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a semiconductor device, a solid-state imaging device, an electronic apparatus, and a manufacturing method of the semiconductor device which can suppress generation of residual carriers within an organic film. The semiconductor device includes: a first electrode; a second electrode; and an organic film that is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. At least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is discontinuous. The organic film includes an inter-electrode region, which is a region interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a non-inter-electrode region, which is a region not interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and the non-inter-electrode region is disposed between the adjacent inter-electrode regions. A suppression region, which is a region in which at least one of generation and movement of a carrier is suppressed, is present within the non-inter-electrode region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: TOSHIHIKO HAYASHI, TAKAYOSHI HONDA, YUJI UESUGI, KATSUNORI HIRAMATSU
  • Patent number: 9897359
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus includes a refrigeration cycle that includes one or more intermediate heat exchangers, exchanging heat between a heat source side refrigerant and a heat medium different from the heat source side refrigerant, a heat medium circuit that includes at least one pump configured to circulate the heat medium for heat exchange by the intermediate heat exchanger, a use side heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between the heat medium and air in an air-conditioning target space, and flow switching valves configured to switch between passing the heated heat medium through the use side heat exchanger and passing the cooled heat medium through the use side heat exchanger and in which the pump, the use side heat exchanger, and the flow switching valves are connected by pipes, and a controller configured to calculate an actual temperature efficiency ratio based on a temperature at a heat medium inlet of the heat exchanger in the heat medium circuit and determine whether a flow rate of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Morimoto, Daisuke Shimamoto, Koji Azuma, Takayoshi Honda
  • Patent number: 9871000
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device and a manufacturing method, and an electronic apparatus that enable manufacturing of a stacked structure with high precision. A solid-state image sensor includes a semiconductor substrate where a photodiode is formed, and an epitaxial layer where a transfer transistor to be stacked on the photodiode of the semiconductor substrate is formed, the epitaxial layer being formed by growing a crystalline layer with aligned crystal axes on the semiconductor substrate. A reentrant portion formed at an end portion of a registration measurement mark used for registration measurement to perform relative adjustment before and after a step of forming the epitaxial layer is formed to be distanced from a detection region for detecting the registration measurement mark by a predetermined distance. The present technology can be applied to, for example, various semiconductor devices having a stacked structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayoshi Honda
  • Patent number: 9857115
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus is provided to which, even when a heat medium leaks from a heat medium circuit for some reason and air enters the heat medium circuit, the heat medium circuit can be automatically refilled with the heat medium before a pump is heated and damaged. When it is determined that a rotational speed of a pump is higher than an upper rotational speed limit, the controller determines that the heat medium is leaking from the heat medium circuit and performs a heat-medium-introducing and air-purging control process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Honda, Osamu Morimoto, Daisuke Shimamoto, Koji Azuma
  • Patent number: 9835108
    Abstract: A fuel injection controller has terminals which can be connected to the coil of the fuel injector. A first valve-open control portion supplies the valve-opening voltage to the terminals for opening the fuel injector. The first valve-open control portion stops supplying the electric supply to the coil before the fuel injector is positioned at a full-open position. Before the fuel injector is fully closed, a small injection quantity can be obtained. A demagnetization portion forms a demagnetization circuit for demagnetizing the magnetism remaining in the coil. A normal-injection portion controls the fuel injector at full-open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Nishimura, Takayoshi Honda
  • Patent number: 9829224
    Abstract: A refrigerant circuit is configured by connecting, by pipes, a compressor that compresses a heat-source-side refrigerant, a first refrigerant flow switching device, a heat-source-side heat exchanger, an expansion device, and one or more intermediate heat exchangers that exchange heat between a heat-source-side refrigerant and a heat medium that is different from the heat-source-side refrigerant. A controller performs control of pumps to drive the pumps at a specific pump capacity or higher to circulate the heat medium at a time when a heat recovery defrosting operation for causing the heat-source-side refrigerant that has been heated by the heat medium in the intermediate heat exchangers to flow into the heat-source-side heat exchanger for defrosting purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Morimoto, Daisuke Shimamoto, Koji Azuma, Takayoshi Honda
  • Patent number: 9797608
    Abstract: In an air-conditioning apparatus including a plurality of indoor units connected to a heat medium converter and a plurality of remote controllers respectively provided for the indoor units, the remote controllers each include a temperature sensor that detect a temperature of a corresponding space to be air-conditioned, and are each configured to communicate with a heat medium converter controller of the heat medium converter and an indoor unit controller of the corresponding indoor unit, transmit an instruction to start and stop an operation and data related to rotation speed of an indoor air-sending device to the corresponding indoor unit controller, and transmit the instruction to start and stop the operation, and a target temperature and a temperature detected by the temperature sensor or a difference therebetween, to the heat medium converter controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Shimamoto, Yuji Motomura, Osamu Morimoto, Takayoshi Honda, Tatsuo Ono, Koji Nishioka
  • Patent number: 9791180
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus includes a temperature sensor for detecting a temperature of the heat medium sent from each of the intermediate heat exchangers to each of the use-side heat exchangers, and a temperature of the heat medium that has exited each of the use-side heat exchangers, an opening degree controller for regulating a flow rate of the heat medium through each of the heat medium flow control devices, and a computing unit for computing a usage capacity of each of the indoor units from a rotation speed of the pump, an opening degree of each of the heat medium flow control devices, temperatures detected by the temperature sensors, and power consumption of each of the indoor units, and proportionally dividing the power consumption for a common portion among each of the indoor units based on the computed usage capacity and the power consumption of the common portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Shimamoto, Osamu Morimoto, Takayoshi Honda, Koji Azuma, Koji Nishioka
  • Patent number: 9766000
    Abstract: A valve body in each of heat medium flow switching devices has an open portion. When the length from a connection between a first passage pipe and a third passage pipe to a connection between a second passage pipe and the third passage pipe is defined as a casing passage width, a valve body passage width of the open portion in a direction substantially perpendicular to the axis of the valve body is smaller than the casing passage width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Honda, Daisuke Shimamoto, Osamu Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9746193
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit in which a compressor, a heat-source-side heat exchanger, an expansion device, and a refrigerant flow path in at least one intermediate heat exchanger are connected by a refrigerant pipe, and a heat medium circuit in which a pump, a use-side heat exchanger, and a heat-medium flow path in the at least one intermediate heat exchanger are connected by a heat-medium conveying pipe, the heat medium circuit being configured to cause a heat medium to circulate therethrough. The at least one intermediate heat exchanger comprises a plurality of intermediate heat exchangers. The plurality of intermediate heat exchangers are operative in a heating only operation mode, a cooling only operation mode, and a cooling and heating mixed operation mode in which some of the intermediate heat exchangers serve as the condenser and others of the intermediate heat exchangers serve as the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Motomura, Daisuke Shimamoto, Takayoshi Honda, Osamu Morimoto, Koji Nishioka, Tatsuo Ono
  • Patent number: 9644906
    Abstract: A method for selecting a heat medium in installing an air-conditioning system includes: determining power required for use side heat exchangers corresponding to a plurality of air-conditioned spaces; calculating a total refrigerant amount required when a refrigerant is circulated through all the use side heat exchangers having the determined power; calculating a refrigerant concentration when the total refrigerant amount leaks to each air-conditioned space using the refrigerant, for each air-conditioned space; determining the refrigerant concentration for each air-conditioned space exceeds a predetermined limit concentration; when any air-conditioned space exceeds the limit concentration, selecting, as a nontoxic medium, the circulation heat medium of the use side heat exchanger installed in one of the air-conditioned spaces; and calculating a total refrigerant amount required when the refrigerant is circulated through all other use side heat exchangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Shimamoto, Osamu Morimoto, Takayoshi Honda, Koji Azuma, Koji Nishioka
  • Patent number: 9638430
    Abstract: In an air-conditioning apparatus, when a plurality of pumps are all operating and a heat exchange amount in use-side heat exchangers is equal to or lower than a lower limit of a thermal capacity that can be conveyed in a heat medium circuit B, before at least one of the plurality of pumps is stopped, a refrigerant flow path in the intermediate heat exchanger connected to the pump that is to be stopped is closed. Then, the at least one of the plurality of pumps is stopped, and the thermal capacity required in at least one of the use-side heat exchangers in the rest of the plurality of pumps is conveyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Motomura, Daisuke Shimamoto, Takayoshi Honda, Osamu Morimoto, Koji Nishioka, Tatsuo Ono