Patents by Inventor Tetsuya Kobayashi

Tetsuya Kobayashi 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: 20210021770
    Abstract: An embodiment includes: a semiconductor substrate including a pixel well region and a peripheral well region; a pixel ground line arranged above the pixel well region; a pixel well contact between the pixel ground line and the pixel well region; pixels arranged to form columns in the pixel well region; a reference signal generation circuit arranged in the peripheral well region; and comparator units arranged in the peripheral well region, provided to respective columns, and each configured to receive the pixel signal from the pixels on a corresponding column and the reference signal. Each comparator unit includes a comparator having a first input node that receives the pixel signal and a second input node that receives the reference signal, a first capacitor unit between the reference signal generation circuit and the second input node, and a second capacitor unit between the second input node and the pixel ground line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Keigo Nakazawa, Kazuhiro Saito, Tetsuya Itano, Kazuo Yamazaki, Hideo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210017933
    Abstract: An engine is provided with: an engine body; and a top cover that covers the engine body, wherein at least a pair of engaging claws are provided to lateral walls, on both sides, of the top cover so as to extend downward, and a pair of engaging holes with which the engaging claws engage are provided to the engine body side. Each of the engaging claws is provided with a plate section that is provided so as to extend downward, and a bulging section that is provided to the leading end of the plate section and that bulges inward from the plate section, and the bulging section engages with the bottom surface of an inner wall section of the corresponding engaging hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Yasunori MATSUBARA
  • Publication number: 20210021782
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes: pixels forming columns and each configured to output a pixel signal; and comparator units provided to respective columns and each configured to receive the pixel signal from the pixels on a corresponding column and the reference signal. Each comparator unit includes a comparator having a first input node that receives the pixel signal and a second input node that receives the reference signal, a first capacitor that connects a reference signal line and the second input node, a second capacitor whose one electrode is connected to the second input node, and a select unit that connects the other electrode of the second capacitor to either the reference signal line or a reference voltage line. The other electrode of the second capacitor is connected to the reference signal line during first mode AD conversion and connected to the reference voltage line during second mode AD conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Masaki Sato, Kazuhiro Saito, Tetsuya Itano, Kazuo Yamazaki, Hideo Kobayashi, Keigo Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10897265
    Abstract: An analog-to-digital conversion device of the embodiment includes a comparator and a logic circuit including a switch unit and a logic gate unit that receives a signal output from a comparator. The logic gate unit and the switch unit are connected to each other in series between a power supply node and a ground node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Saito, Hideo Kobayashi, Tetsuya Itano
  • Patent number: 10895586
    Abstract: A semiconductor inspection jig includes: a base on which a semiconductor device is placed; and a substrate provided on the base and including a conductive pattern, wherein the conductive pattern intersects with a lead of the semiconductor device placed on the base from a direction other than a horizontal direction with respect to the lead, and is in contact with an intermediate part of the lead without being in contact with a leading end of the lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kitagawa, Masayuki Kubota, Motoyoshi Koyanagi, Tomohito Taniuchi, Daisuke Ikeda, Kazuhiro Sasano, Yuji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10895188
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifier including a casing, SCR catalysts (comprising a first SCR catalyst and a second SCR catalyst), a first backflow prevention plate, and a second backflow prevention plate. In the casing, at least a part of the catalyst passage and at least a part of the bypass passage are formed. The SCR catalysts are disposed in the catalyst passage and selectively reduce NOx included in an exhaust gas flowing in the catalyst passage. The first backflow prevention plate prevents or reduces a backflow of an exhaust gas from a second exhaust passage to the catalyst passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: YANMAR POWER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Kobayashi, Shunji Hamaoka, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Yoshinori Fukui, Seita Akimoto, Kenya Onishi, Kazuki Hirai
  • Patent number: 10889123
    Abstract: An ink refill container 63 includes a container main body 64 including an ink storage chamber 76, an ink outlet-forming portion 66 provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet 65 that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 74 provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion 73 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion 73 is closer to the container main body than the valve 74 is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank 41-45 when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Manabu Akahane, Makoto Kobayashi, Naomi Kimura, Hideki Okumura, Shoma Kudo, Tetsuya Takamoto, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Patent number: 10892601
    Abstract: A vertical cavity light-emitting element comprises a substrate, a first multilayer reflector formed on the substrate, a semiconductor structure layer formed on the first multilayer reflector and including a light emitting layer, a second multilayer reflector formed on the semiconductor structure layer and constituting a resonator together with the first multilayer reflector, and a light guide layer configured to form a light guide structure including a center region extending in a direction perpendicular to the upper surface of said substrate between the first and second multilayer reflectors and including a light emission center of the light-emitting layer and a peripheral region provided around the center region and having a smaller optical distance between the first and second multilayer reflectors than that in the center region. The second multilayer reflector has a flatness property over the center region and the peripheral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD., MEIJO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masaru Kuramoto, Seiichiro Kobayashi, Tetsuya Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20210000894
    Abstract: An object is to provide an anti-stress composition that can be administered for a long period of time and is highly safe. Provided is an anti-stress composition including Lactobacillus helveticus as an active ingredient. The stress may be mental stress. Furthermore, the composition may be used for treatment or prevention of anxiety disorder, anthropophobia, a decline in sociality, or adjustment disorder. Furthermore, the Lactobacillus helveticus may be Lactobacillus helveticus NITE BP-01671. Furthermore, the composition may be a pharmaceutical composition or a food or drink composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: MORINAGA MILK INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yodai Kobayashi, Hazuki Maehata, Tetsuya Kuhara, Atsushi Toyoda
  • Patent number: 10880504
    Abstract: An image pickup device according to an embodiment includes pixels each configured to output an analog signal based on electric charges produced in a photoelectric conversion unit and a control unit configured to control a gain applied to the analog signal to be at least a first gain and a second gain greater than the first gain in accordance with a signal value of the analog signal. Each of the pixels outputs, as the analog signal, a first signal and a second signal based on electric charges produced in the photoelectric conversion unit in a first exposure period and a second exposure period shorter than the first exposure period. The control unit controls the gain applied to the analog signal by selecting one from the first gain and the second gain in accordance with the signal value, for at least one of the first signal and the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Itano, Shoji Kono, Hideo Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Morita, Yasuhiro Oguro, Kei Ochiai
  • Patent number: 10874640
    Abstract: This application relates generally to certain substituted pyrrolizine compounds, and pharmaceutical compositions which inhibit HBV replication, and methods of making and using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Jinfa Du, Joshua A. Kaplan, Thorsten A. Kirschberg, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Scott E. Lazerwith, Rick Andrew Lee, Jonathan William Medley, Michael L. Mitchell, Philip Anthony Morganelli, Hyung-Jung Pyun, Sophia L. Shevick, Neil H. Squires, William J. Watkins
  • Patent number: 10870812
    Abstract: A surface protection composition which is hard to deform or flow even placed under environments of a large temperature change with an external physical load such as pressure, and which stably protects a metal surface. A terminal fitted electric wire coated with the composition. The surface protection composition contains a high-consistency material (A) containing a lubricant base oil and an amide compound, and a phosphorus composition (B). The phosphorus composition (B) contains a composition (b1) containing one or more compounds represented by the general formulae (1) and (2) and one or more metals and/or one or more amines. The phosphorus composition (B) also contains one or more compounds (b2) represented by the general formula (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoyuki Oshiumi, Takehiro Hosokawa, Kohei Kobayashi, Tetsuya Nakamura, Tatsuya Hase, Yutaka Takata, Makoto Mizoguchi, Koichi Yoshida, Kenichi Komiya, Yuji Shitara, Kazuhiro Yagishita
  • Patent number: 10865429
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to improve the crystallization speed of a PHA copolymer which is to be slowly crystallized, and improve the melt workability and productivity. A microorganism is used which has genes encoding two or more different PHA synthases derived from the genus Aeromonas. The genes encoding the PHA synthases derived from the genus Aeromonas preferably include genes encoding at least two PHA synthases which are capable of synthesizing a copolymer PHA including, as monomer unit species, 3-hydroxybutyric acid and 3-hydroxyhexanoic acid, and which are different in substrate specificity toward 3-hydroxyhexanoic acid from each other. When this microorganism is cultured, a PHA mixture can be produced which includes three or more PHA species different in melting point from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Kobayashi, Hitoshi Sashiwa, Tetsuya Fujiki
  • Patent number: 10843475
    Abstract: An ink refill container 63 includes a container main body 64 including an ink storage chamber 76, an ink outlet-forming portion 66 provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet 65 that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 74 provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion 73 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion 73 is closer to the container main body than the valve 74 is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank 41-45 when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Manabu Akahane, Makoto Kobayashi, Naomi Kimura, Hideki Okumura, Shoma Kudo, Tetsuya Takamoto, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Publication number: 20200363460
    Abstract: The lightning estimation apparatus includes a first acquisition unit, a second acquisition unit and a lightning analysis unit. The first acquisition unit acquires, from a radar apparatus, radar analysis data including a characteristic detection region obtained by analyzing a characteristic region of a meteorological phenomenon observed in a predetermined cycle. The second acquisition unit acquires lightning data including an observation result of a lightning strike point. The lightning analysis unit analyzes a spatial correlation between the characteristic detection region and the lightning strike point using integrated data in which the radar analysis data and the lightning data are associated in synchronization with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10836769
    Abstract: This application relates generally to certain substituted pyrrolizine compounds, and pharmaceutical compositions which inhibit HBV replication, and methods of making and using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: David Alan Gutierrez, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Scott E. Lazerwith, Rick Andrew Lee, Philip Anthony Morganelli, Hyung-Jung Pyun
  • Patent number: 10840368
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first electrode, a first semiconductor region, second semiconductor regions, third semiconductor regions, a first conductive portion, a gate electrode, and a second electrode. The gate electrode includes a first electrode portion and a second electrode portion. The first electrode portion opposes a portion of the first semiconductor region, one of the second semiconductor regions, and one of the third semiconductors in a first direction perpendicular to a second direction. The second electrode portion is located between the first electrode portion and another one of the third semiconductor regions in the first direction. The second electrode portion opposes another portion of the first semiconductor region, another one of the second semiconductor regions, and the other one of the third semiconductor regions. A second insulating portion including a void is provided between the first electrode portion and the second electrode portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ohno, Hiroaki Katou, Kenya Kobayashi, Toshifumi Nishiguchi, Saya Shimomura
  • Patent number: 10829522
    Abstract: A peptide capable of preventing pathogenic bacteria from colonizing in digestive organs comprises a first domain having an amino acid sequence capable of binding to a minor pilin of IVb fimbriae, and a second domain having an amino acid sequence capable of multimerization, the second domain connect to the first domain via a linker sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, BIKENBIOMICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Nakamura, Kazuki Kawahara, Hiroya Oki, Takuya Yoshida, Tadayasu Ohkubo, Yuji Kobayashi, Takahiro Maruno, Daisuke Motooka, Shigeaki Matsuda, Toshio Kodama, Tetsuya Iida, Yasumitsu Tsujino, Shunsuke Fukakusa
  • Patent number: 10829843
    Abstract: A method for producing an aluminum wire that has high strength and high conductivity even when reduced in diameter while having excellent elongation and improved in productivity. A method for producing an aluminum wire includes a solution step of subjecting a heat-treatable aluminum alloy material to a solution treatment, a wire-drawing step of subjecting the solution-treated aluminum alloy material to wire-drawing processing, a softening step of subjecting the wire-drawing processed aluminum alloy material to a softening treatment in a short time within 10 seconds, and an aging step of subjecting the softening-treated aluminum alloy material to an aging treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitoshi Imasato, Yasuyuki Otsuka, Kinji Taguchi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Tetsuya Kuwahara, Misato Kusakari, Kensuke Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200339059
    Abstract: A knee protection airbag device includes: an airbag that is folded and stored; an inflator configured to supply inflation gas to the airbag; a case that stores the airbag and the inflator; and an airbag cover covering the folded airbag. The airbag cover includes a door portion that covers a protruding opening and can be opened when the airbag is deployed and inflated, and is attached to a peripheral wall portion of the case around the door portion. A recessed groove through which a harness main body can be inserted is formed at a portion of a peripheral edge of the protruding opening in the case so as to recess an end edge of the peripheral wall portion. A bead for reinforcement at a peripheral edge portion of the recessed groove is formed on the peripheral wall portion so as to surround a periphery of the recessed groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhito KOBAYASHI, Minoru ONO, Naoki HOTTA, Tetsuya OGATA