Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Inoue

Tomohiro Inoue 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: 20220191511
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a technique capable of effectively compressing point cloud data output from the ranging sensor. A data compression apparatus of the present invention includes a data acquisition unit (121) which acquires point cloud data including a plurality of sets each including a direction and a distance from a ranging sensor (11), a data conversion unit (122) which converts directions and distances in the sets into color signals, an image generation unit (123) which generates a bitmap Image by mapping the color signals into a two-dimensional data structure in accordance with the directions, and an image compression unit (124) which applies a predetermined image compression technique to the bitmap image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru TAKAGI, Kazuya MATSUO, Lidwina Ayu ANDARINI, Jun SHIODA, Ryota NAKADA, Koya MORI, Tomohiro INOUE, Masahiro YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220168708
    Abstract: Provided is a titanium oxide fine particle mixture having a high photocatalytic activity, especially a high photocatalytic activity in the visible light region. The titanium oxide fine particle mixture contains: first titanium oxide fine particles; and second titanium oxide fine particles, wherein the second titanium oxide fine particles are titanium oxide fine particles with at least an iron component and a silicon component solid-dissolved therein, and the first titanium oxide fine particles are titanium oxide fine particles that may have a component(s) other than an iron component and a silicon component solid-dissolved therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu FURUDATE, Tomohiro INOUE
  • Publication number: 20220166198
    Abstract: A gas insulation apparatus has a sealed container, an insulation gas, a high-voltage portion, and a removal material. The insulation gas has CO2 and O2 filling the sealed container as main components. The high-voltage portion is stored in the sealed container. The removal material reduces concentrations of HF, CO, and O3 in the insulation gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro HASEGAWA, Tooru INOUE, Norimitsu KATO, Amane MAJIMA, Toshiyuki UCHII
  • Publication number: 20220159611
    Abstract: A management method according to an embodiment is a management method performed by a management server for managing a plurality of communication devices, and includes receiving information indicating at least one of a position or acceleration detected by each of the plurality of communication devices, and managing a position information list including installation position information for each communication device based on the information received. The managing includes, in a case that a collection mode for collecting at least one of the plurality of communication devices is configured, in response to determining that a target communication device for the collection mode has moved, updating the position information list to delete the installation position information corresponding to the target communication device, and in response to determining that the target communication device has been stationary after moving, keeping the position information list without updating the position information list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro SUDOU, Atsushi Inoue, Junichi Hasegawa, Kaori Yamada, Kouji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220143582
    Abstract: Provided are titanium oxide fine particles capable of enhancing the photocatalytic activity of a photocatalyst when mixed with such photocatalyst. There are provided titanium oxide fine particles with at least an iron component and a silicon component solid-dissolved therein, in which the iron and silicon components are each contained in an amount of 1 to 1,000 in terms of a molar ratio to titanium (Ti/Fe or Ti/Si); and a titanium oxide fine particle dispersion liquid in which these titanium oxide fine particles are dispersed in an aqueous dispersion medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu FURUDATE, Tomohiro INOUE
  • Publication number: 20220146678
    Abstract: There is provided an imager light receiving element type of range image sensor that acquires, from a plurality of pixels, information about light received by the various pixels, the range image sensor comprising a distance information calculation unit and a memory unit. The distance information calculation unit calculates the distance to an object for each of pixels of an imaging element. The memory unit stores the distance measured for each of the pixels and an angle information acquired for each of the pixels in association with the distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki CHUJO, Hiroyuki TANAKA, Tomohiro INOUE, Masahiro KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20220141135
    Abstract: A technique for compressing and transmitting data without hampering real-time performance can be offered. In a data compression transmission system for collecting data generated by a plurality of devices at a central server via a network, an intermediate server is arranged between the devices and the central server. Each of the devices includes a packet cache processing unit for converting the generated data to a hash value based on a cache. The intermediate server includes a packet cache processing unit for decoding the hash value to original data based on the cache, a buffering unit for aggregating the data and outputting the data as a long packet, and a compression encoding unit for compressing the data and generating encoded data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru TAKAGI, Masahiro YOSHIDA, Koya MORI, Tomohiro INOUE, Hiroyuki TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11319422
    Abstract: Provided are a photocatalyst transfer film allowing a photocatalyst layer that is uniform, highly transparent, and exhibits an antimicrobial property in dark places to be transferred to the surfaces of various transfer base materials; and a production method thereof. The photocatalyst transfer film has, on a base film, a photocatalyst layer containing a titanium oxide particle-containing photocatalyst, antimicrobial metal-containing alloy particles, a silicon compound and a surfactant. The production method of the photocatalyst transfer film includes applying a photocatalyst coating liquid to a base film; and performing drying. The photocatalyst coating liquid contains a titanium oxide particle-containing photocatalyst, antimicrobial metal-containing alloy particles, a silicon compound, a surfactant and an aqueous dispersion medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yuyama, Manabu Furudate, Tomohiro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20220109393
    Abstract: A motor control device includes a control unit configured to control power supplied to a motor, and a speed detection unit configured to detect a rotational speed of the motor. When the rotational speed of the motor detected by the speed detection unit does not reach a first threshold value, the control unit controls the power supplied to the motor to be a predetermined first power, and when the rotational speed of the motor reaches the first threshold value, the control unit controls the power to cause the power supplied to the motor to be lower than the first power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Masahiro KAWAGUCHI, Tomohiro INOUE
  • Publication number: 20220014931
    Abstract: When data transmitted from devices is processed by servers in a shared manner, the data is processed in a constantly stable manner when the devices move. Based on information indicating installation positions and processing capabilities of the servers, information on installation positions of base stations, and acquired location information of the devices, the coverage area control apparatus performs, at a certain time interval, a clustering calculation for obtaining an optimum coverage area for the servers that satisfies the requirements that the communication distances between the servers and the respective devices be minimized and the servers not be overloaded. Based on the information indicating the optimum coverage area obtained by the clustering calculation, assignments of the base stations to the servers are updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro YOSHIDA, Koya MORI, Tomohiro INOUE, Hiroyuki TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11205980
    Abstract: A motor driving control device has a motor driving unit configured to supply a current to coils of a motor, and a control unit configured to control an operation of the motor driving unit in a vector control mode. The control unit includes a state signal output unit configured to output a pulse signal indicating a predetermined value corresponding to a state of the motor or a control state of the control unit among values generated in a process of calculation processing in the vector control mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Shuhei Nishi, Tomohiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 11161097
    Abstract: A photocatalyst laminate which is composed of an undercoat layer provided on a substrate and a photocatalyst layer laminated on the surface of the undercoat layer. The undercoat layer contains (A) 100 parts by mass of a resin component and (B) 0.1-50 parts by mass of fine core-shell particles, each of which has a core that is formed of a fine tetragonal titanium oxide solid solution particle wherein tin and manganese are solid-solved and a shell that is formed from silicon oxide on the outside of the core. This photocatalyst laminate is not susceptible to decrease in the photocatalyst function even under outdoor exposure for a long period of time, and is thus capable of providing a coated article that exhibits excellent weather resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Furudate, Tomohiro Inoue, Ryosuke Yoshii, Kohei Masuda
  • Publication number: 20210296505
    Abstract: A thin film transistor 101 includes: a gate electrode 2, a semiconductor layer 4 disposed on the gate electrode via a gate insulating layer 3, a source electrode 8s disposed on a portion of the semiconductor layer 4 via a first contact layer Cs, and a drain electrode 8d disposed on another portion via a second contact layer Cd. The first and second contact layers have a multilayer structure including N (where N is an integer equal to or greater than 1) two-layer structures S(n) (where n is an integer not smaller than 1 and not greater than N), each two-layer structure S(n) including a first amorphous silicon layer 71 that is directly in contact with the source or drain electrode, a second amorphous silicon layer 72(n), and a third amorphous silicon layer 73(n) that is directly in contact with an upper face thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: HIROYUKI OHTA, TOMOHIRO INOUE
  • Patent number: 11121262
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a thin film transistor including: a substrate 1; a gate electrode 2 supported on the substrate 1; a semiconductor layer 4 provided on the gate electrode with a gate insulating layer 3 therebetween, wherein the semiconductor layer includes a first region Rs, a second region Rd, and a source-drain interval region SG that is located between the first region and the second region and overlaps with the gate electrode as seen from a direction normal to the substrate; a first contact layer Cs in contact with the first region and a second contact layer Cd in contact with the second region; a source electrode 8s electrically connected to the first region with the first contact layer therebetween; and a drain electrode 8d electrically connected to the second region with the second contact layer therebetween, wherein: the semiconductor layer includes a crystalline silicon region 4c, and at least a portion of the crystalline silicon region is located in the source-drain interval region SG;
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Ishida, Tomohiro Inoue, Ryohei Takakura
  • Patent number: 11081507
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a thin film transistor 101 including: a semiconductor layer 4 provided on a gate electrode 2 with a gate insulating layer 3 therebetween, wherein the semiconductor layer includes a first region Rs, a second region Rd, and a source-drain interval region RG that is located between the first region and the second region and overlaps with the gate electrode as seem from a direction normal to a substrate; a protection layer 5 arranged on the semiconductor layer 4; a first contact layer Cs in contact with the first region and a second contact layer Cd in contact with the second region; a source electrode 8s; and a drain electrode 8d, wherein: the semiconductor layer 4 includes a crystalline silicon region 4p, and at least a portion of the crystalline silicon region 4p is located in the source-drain interval region RG; and at least one opening 10 is provided that runs through the protection layer 5 and the semiconductor layer 4 and reaches the gate insulating layer 3, wherein the at l
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Ishida, Tomohiro Inoue, Ryohei Takakura
  • Publication number: 20210234048
    Abstract: A thin film transistor (101) includes: a gate electrode (2) supported by a substrate (1); a gate insulating layer (3) covering the gate electrode; a semiconductor layer (4) being disposed on the gate insulating layer and including a polysilicon region (4p), the polysilicon region (4p) including a first region (Rs), a second region (Rd), and a channel region (Rc) that is located between the first region and the second region; a source electrode (8s) electrically connected to the first region; a drain electrode (8d) electrically connected to the second region; a protective insulating layer (5) disposed between the semiconductor layer and the source electrode and drain electrode; an i type semiconductor layer composed of an intrinsic semiconductor, the i type semiconductor layer being disposed between the protective insulating layer and the channel region so as to be directly in contact with a portion of the channel region; and a sidewall disposed on a side surface of the protective insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: HIROYUKI OHTA, TOMOHIRO INOUE, KOTA IMANISHI, YOSHIAKI MATSUSHIMA, RYOHEI TAKAKURA
  • Patent number: 11059036
    Abstract: Provided are the following: a mixture of visible light-responsive photocatalytic titanium oxide fine particles which can conveniently produce a photocatalyst thin film that exhibits photocatalyst activity even with only visible light (400-800 nm) and that exhibits high transparency; a dispersion liquid of the fine particles; a method for producing the dispersion liquid; a photocatalyst thin film; and a member having the photocatalyst thin film on a surface thereof. The mixture of visible light-responsive photocatalytic titanium oxide fine particles is characterized by containing two kinds of titanium dioxide fine particles: first titanium oxide fine particles, in which a tin component and a transition metal component (excluding an iron group element component) that increases visible light response properties form a solid solution, and second titanium oxide fine particles, in which an iron group element component and a chromium group element component form a solid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Furudate, Tomohiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 11025140
    Abstract: In a rotary electric machine in which a controller and a heat sink are arranged in an extending direction of an output shaft of a motor, in order to provide a rotary electric machine which secures a heat rejection performance and an insulation performance of a semiconductor device to be mounted to the controller and is downsized as a whole, the controller includes a semiconductor device having a drive circuit provided so as to correspond to a stator winding of the motor, and the semiconductor device has a main face held in close contact with the heat sink. On a close contact face between the semiconductor device and the heat sink, a drive circuit is formed so as to extend along an outer edge portion of the heat sink to increase a cooling area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takanobu Kajihara, Katsuhiko Omae, Shunsuke Fushie, Tokiyoshi Tanigawa, Hiroyuki Miyanishi, Atsuki Fujita, Tomohiro Inoue, Yuki Okabe, Junya Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210053029
    Abstract: Provided are a photocatalyst transfer film allowing a photocatalyst layer that is uniform, highly transparent, and exhibits an antimicrobial property in dark places to be transferred to the surfaces of various transfer base materials; and a production method thereof. The photocatalyst transfer film has, on a base film, a photocatalyst layer containing a titanium oxide particle-containing photocatalyst, antimicrobial metal-containing alloy particles, a silicon compound and a surfactant. The production method of the photocatalyst transfer film includes applying a photocatalyst coating liquid to a base film; and performing drying. The photocatalyst coating liquid contains a titanium oxide particle-containing photocatalyst, antimicrobial metal-containing alloy particles, a silicon compound, a surfactant and an aqueous dispersion medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro YUYAMA, Manabu FURUDATE, Tomohiro INOUE
  • Publication number: 20210053094
    Abstract: An ultrasonic cleaner according to the present invention includes a vibrating part 222 for enlarging ultrasonic vibration of a bolt-clamped Langevin type transducer (BLT) 100 on a side surface side in a cleaning tank 211, generates cavitation by the ultrasonic vibration with respect to cleaning liquid supplied into the cleaning tank 211 by driving the BLT 100 on the periphery of a nozzle without unevenness, and is capable of performing effective nozzle cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yosuke HORIE, Tomohiro INOUE, Takamichi MORI, Kouhei NONAKA, Masato ISHIZAWA, Isao YAMAZAKI, Hitoshi TOKIEDA, Akihiro NOJIMA