Patents by Inventor Tomio Kobayashi

Tomio 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: 20200298274
    Abstract: An ultrasonic inspection device according to an embodiment includes: an ultrasonic transducer which includes at least one oscillator group having a plurality of oscillators in a plurality of regions, each region disposing at least one oscillator; a selector which selects at least one region having one or more of the oscillators to be driven from among the plurality of regions; and a driver which individually drives one or more of the oscillators of the at least one region being selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI, Tomio ONO, Yasuharu HOSONO
  • Publication number: 20200086347
    Abstract: A sonic device in an embodiment includes a sonic transducer unit and a sonic propagation unit. The sonic transducer unit performs at least one of transmitting and receiving a sonic wave, and has a sonic function surface to configure at least one of a wave transmitting surface and a wave receiving surface. The sonic propagation unit includes: a substrate having a pair of electrodes; an electroadhesive element expressing body including a resin crosslinked body arranged on the substrate, and particles dispersed in the resin crosslinked body; and a power supply to apply voltage to the pair of electrodes. The sonic propagation unit is provided on the sonic function surface of the sonic transducer unit, and the electroadhesive element expressing body in the sonic propagation unit comes into contact with a test object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akiko HIRAO, Tomio Ono, Yasuharu Hosono, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Mitsunaga Saito
  • Patent number: 10563208
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide an anaerobic enterobacterium having a higher therapeutic effect on an anaerobic site such as a solid tumor tissue and an ischemic disease site. A bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium, which is transformed with a plasmid co-expressing two types of heterologous polypeptides and comprising two types of secretory expression cassettes each sequentially comprising a promoter DNA functioning in the bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium; a DNA encoding a secretory signal peptide; a DNA encoding a heterologous polypeptide; and a terminator DNA functioning in the bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium, efficiently secretes the two types of heterologous peptides, i.e., two types of antibodies having anticancer effects, outside the bacterial cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Anaeropharma Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Koichi Koseki, Koichiro Shioya, Satoshi Kobayashi, Yuko Shimatani, Takeshi Masaki, Hitomi Shimizu, Tomio Matsumura, Masami Okabe, Kengo Inoue
  • Patent number: 10443061
    Abstract: An object is to provide a signal peptide that can secrete a heterologous polypeptide with high efficiency outside the bacterial cell in a bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium, an expression cassette that can secrete a heterologous polypeptide with high efficiency outside the bacterial cell, a heterologous polypeptide expression vector, a bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium capable of secreting a heterologous polypeptide. Means for attaining the object is a bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium transformed by a vector having an expression cassette sequentially comprising a promoter DNA functioning in a bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium, a DNA encoding the secretory signal peptide, a DNA encoding a scFv antibody having an antitumor activity, and a terminator DNA functioning in the bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium; and capable of secreting the scFv antibody with high efficiency outside the bacterial cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Anaeropharma Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Koichi Koseki, Takeshi Masaki, Koichiro Shioya, Hitomi Shimizu, Masao Tsukamoto, Satoshi Kobayashi, Tomio Matsumura, Yuko Shimatani
  • Publication number: 20190296215
    Abstract: A multilayer ultrasonic transducer of an embodiment includes: a plurality of stacked oscillators; external electrodes disposed on outer exposed surfaces of two oscillators disposed in the outermost layers out of the plurality of oscillators; and a plurality of internal electrodes each disposed between two of the plurality of oscillators. There are provided electrode regions in which the plurality of internal electrodes are arranged such that the number of layers of the internal electrodes in a direction in which the oscillators are stacked gradiently increases from an inner region toward an outer peripheral region of the plurality of oscillators, and ultrasonic waves emitted from the plurality of oscillators are focused toward at least the inner region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI, Noriko Yamamoto, Yasuharu Hosono, Mitsunaga Saito, Kazuhiro Itsumi, Akiko Hirao, Tomio Ono
  • Publication number: 20190285589
    Abstract: A parameter estimation method, comprises: acquiring appearance information including a shape information and a position information of at least one package; vibrating the at least one package at least at one position selected in accordance with the appearance information, and acquiring at least one data showing a vibration of the at least one package, and estimating a value of at least one parameter of the at least one package in accordance with a relation between the at least one data and the at least one parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akiko HIRAO, Satoshi TAKAYAMA, Tomio ONO, Noriko YAMAMOTO, Yasuharu HOSONO, Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI, Kazuhiro ITSUMI, Mitsunaga SAITO
  • Publication number: 20090141611
    Abstract: An optical information recording medium contains a recording layer that includes: a recording area on which a cavity is formed as a recording mark as a result of an increase in temperature around a focal point after absorbing a recording beam converged for recording of information in accordance with the wavelength of the recording beam and from which, when a predetermined reading beam is emitted for reproducing of the information, the information is reproduced based on the optically modulated reading beam; and a non-recording area provided adjacent to the recording area to prevent the heat around the focal point from dispersing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomio Kobayashi, Takao Kudo, Kazuya Hayashibe, Yusuke Suzuki, Tomoki Kanesaka, Yoshihito Fukushima, Hiroshi Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 7348056
    Abstract: The invention provides a fine particle dispersion composition that does not depend on a curing method and that has adaptability to the curing methods and versatility and can provide a highly transparent optical component, an optical component using the fine particle dispersion composition and a method of manufacturing the same, and an optical film laminate using the optical component, and also provides a polarization splitting device using the optical component. In order to achieve the above, there is provided an optical component, which is obtained by curing a fine particle dispersion composition, which comprises metal-oxide fine particles, an organic resin material adapted to cure by absorbing energy, one of a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether phosphoric acid-based surfactant and a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether carboxylic acid-based surfactant, each of which has a molecular weight of 500 or more, and an organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Kobayashi, Yoshihito Fukushima, Fumiko Kagawa, legal representative, Kazuhiko Morisawa, Hatsue Koishikawa, Masaki Kagawa
  • Patent number: 7306289
    Abstract: The invention provide the seating apparatus to be used on the chair of the horizontal sitting base plate in order to avoid the lower back pain. By sitting on the seating base plate tilted forward from 5 to 45 degree, the person can keep the angle between the spine and the thigh from 95 to 135 degree. As the seating apparatus is equipped with the knee front holder connected with the supporting part, which is connected with the seating base plate by the half fixed joint at an another end of the supporting part, the slip down of the body on the seating base plate is stopped by the knee front holder and the steady sitting is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Tomio Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20050163971
    Abstract: The invention provides a fine particle dispersion composition that does not depend on a curing method and that has adaptability to the curing methods and versatility and can provide a highly transparent optical component, an optical component using the fine particle dispersion composition and a method of manufacturing the same, and an optical film laminate using the optical component, and also provides a polarization splitting device using the optical component. In order to achieve the above, there is provided an optical component, which is obtained by curing a fine particle dispersion composition, which comprises metal-oxide fine particles, an organic resin material adapted to cure by absorbing energy, one of a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether phosphoric acid-based surfactant and a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether carboxylic acid-based surfactant, each of which has a molecular weight of 500 or more, and an organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Tomio Kobayashi, Yoshihito Fukushima, Masaki Kagawa, Fumiko Kagawa, Kazuhiko Morisawa, Hatsue Koishikawa
  • Publication number: 20050127737
    Abstract: The invention provide the seating apparatus to be used on the chair of the horizontal sitting base plate in order to avoid the lower back pain. By sitting on the seating base plate tilted forward from 5 to 45 degree, the person can keep the angle between the spine and the thigh from 95 to 135 degree. As the seating apparatus is equipped with the knee front holder connected with the supporting part, which is connected with the seating base plate by the half fixed joint at an another end of the supporting part, the slip down of the body on the seating base plate is stopped by the knee front holder and the steady sitting is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventor: Tomio Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20040005482
    Abstract: A colorless antireflection film excellent in productivity and high in transparency, and an antireflection layer-affixed plastic substrate. An antireflection film and an antireflection layer-affixed plastic substrate having moisture-proofing and gas-barrier properties and being excellent in optical characteristics. An antireflection film comprising a hard coat layer formed on a substrate, and a transparent, high-refractive-index oxide layer and a transparent, low-refractive-index oxide layer alternately laminated on the hard coat layer. The transparent, high-refractive-index oxide layer is compose of a Nb2O5 layer formed by a reactive sputtering method. An antireflection film using a substrate consisting of an organic material, wherein an inorganic, moisture-proofing layer having a refractive index approximate to that of the organic material is formed in contact with one surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Tomio Kobayashi, Shujiro Watanabe, Takashi Watanabe, Masaki Kagawa, Haruo Ishizaki, Sung-Kil Lee
  • Publication number: 20020158183
    Abstract: This invention offers the new molds assembly structure for a plastic art, which enables the both of the complicated design molding process and low material cost of the mold for mass-production by applying the inner silicone rubber portion and the outer plaster portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventor: Tomio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6284382
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antireflection film used to be stuck on the surface of a glass panel of a CRT, which can be inexpensively manufactured at a high productivity while satisfying all of requirements regarding its adhesive strength, reflectance characteristic, electric resistance and total light transmittance. The antireflection film is formed by stacking silicon oxide films and indium tin oxide films on a base film in multilevels, wherein the thickness of the uppermost silicon oxide film of the antireflection film is thicker than the indium tin oxide film directly under the uppermost silicon oxide film, and the lowermost silicon oxide film, positioned at the interface with the base film, of the antireflection film is a SiOx film where the value x is in a range of 0.5 to 1.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroichi Ishikawa, Barret Lippey, Tomio Kobayashi, Yoshihiro Oshima, Shinobu Mitsuhashi, Masataka Yamashita, Yoshiharu Honjo, Koichi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 5922787
    Abstract: A composition for forming an antifouling film or an optical component having such an antifouling film, for example, an anti-reflection filter, contains an alkoxysilane compound having a perfluoropolyether group indicated by the following general formula (1):R.sub.f (COR.sub.1 --R.sub.2 --Si(OR.sub.3).sub.3 }.sub.j (1)where, in the formula, R.sub.f indicates a perfluoropolyether group, R.sub.1 indicates a bivalent atom or group, R.sub.2 indicates an alkylene group, R.sub.3 indicates an alkyl group, and j is 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kondo, Hideaki Hanaoka, Tomio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 5874801
    Abstract: A anti-reflection member provided with an antistatic function and an electromagnetic radiation shielding function and having a reflection preventing optical thin film excellent in adhesion with the hard coat layer.The anti-reflection member comprises a laminate composed of substrate, hard coat layer, and reflection preventing optical thin film having at least two layers, the first layer of the reflection preventing optical thin film provided in contact with the hard coat layer comprises a transparent conductive oxide film (for example, SnO.sub.2, ZnO, In.sub.2 O.sub.3, or ITO) formed by reactive physical vapor phase deposition, and the second layer of the reflection preventing optical thin film consists of a material (for example, SiO.sub.2 or MgF.sub.2) having a refractive index smaller than that of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Kobayashi, Hideaki Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 5734532
    Abstract: A magneto-resistance effect type magnetic head having high output can be obtained as a reproduction head for a rotating drum type VTR by only providing a conventional rotary transformer with a rotor and a stator for supplying a bias current without a need for a special mechanism for transmitting a direct current. There is provided a magneto-resistance effect type magnetic head device to be mounted on a rotating drum having a bias conductor and a sense conductor, including a rotary transformer connected to the bias and sense conductors wherein an alternating current having a frequency lower than the frequency of a recording signal is applied to at least one of stator channels facing rotor channels of the rotary transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Kobayashi, Hideo Suyama
  • Patent number: 5648886
    Abstract: A magneto-resistance effect type magnetic head having high output can be obtained as a reproduction head for a rotating drum type VTR by only providing a conventional rotary transformer with a rotor and a stator for supplying a bias current without a need for a special mechanism for transmitting a direct current. There is provided a magneto-resistance effect type magnetic head device to be mounted on a rotating drum having a bias conductor and a sense conductor, including a rotary transformer connected to the bias and sense conductors wherein an alternating current having a frequency lower than the frequency of a recording signal is applied to at least one of stator channels facing rotor channels of the rotary transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Kobayashi, Hideo Suyama
  • Patent number: 5276575
    Abstract: Each of a pair of magnetic core halves includes a substrate and a thin magnetic metal film formed on the substrate. The substrate is notched with a winding groove. The pair of the magnetic core halves are integrally bonded to each other so that a gap filling film is formed between the facing surfaces of the thin magnetic metal films. The zero depth position of the magnetic gap which is determined by the length of the facing thin magnetic metal films is offset to a magnetic recording medium sliding surface of the magnetic head from the notching start position of the winding groove on the side of the magnetic gap. Hence, the shape of the thin magnetic metal film exposed on the magnetic recording medium sliding surface is maintained constant from the initial position to the depth zero position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Kobayashi, Heikichi Sato, Hideaki Ojima, Akira Urai, Akira Murakami, Yoshito Ikeda, Mitsuaki Yokomizo, Toshiyuki Okada
  • Patent number: 4901178
    Abstract: A thin film magnetic head whereby the inclined surface is formed with a prescribed angle relative to the upper surface of the substrate in the vicinity of a slide contact surface thereof with a magnetic recording medium, the magnetic gap is formed on the magnetic film on the inclined surface, and the azimuth of the magnetic gap is set by the inclined surface.By forming grooves or protrusions on the substrate, the inclined surface by which the azimuth of the magnetic gap is set is defined. A coil conductor is formed on the flat portion of the upper surface of the substrate.With the thin film magnetic head presented by this invention, a double azimuth thin film magnetic head of a multi-channel thin film magnetic head can be easily provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Kobayashi, Iwao Abe, Kazuo Kashiwa, Yukihiro Aizawa, Hiroyuki Suzukawa