Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Sugimoto

Tomohiro Sugimoto 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: 20190161227
    Abstract: Medicine packaging apparatuses and methods for accurately determining a remaining sheet amount of a medicine packaging sheet are described. The apparatus includes: a roll support section to which a core tube of a medicine packaging sheet roll is attached; a sensor disposed in the roll support section for outputting a count value according to a rotation amount; a wireless reader-writer unit for writing information to a core tube IC tag and reading said information; an information generation section for generating information to be written to the core tube IC tag; a remaining sheet amount estimation section for estimating a current amount of remaining sheet based on the information and dimensional information of the core tube; and a controller which selectively performs an operation if a reference time-point count value is not yet written to the core tube IC tag and another operation if the count value is already written thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunori YOSHINA, Tomohiro SUGIMOTO, Noriyoshi FUJII
  • Patent number: 10290707
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a drain region; a drift layer made of a first conductivity type semiconductor with lower impurity concentration than the drain region; a base region made of a second conductivity type semiconductor; a source region made of the first conductivity type semiconductor with higher concentration; a contact region made of the second conductivity type semiconductor with higher concentration; a trench structure having a first gate insulation film and a first gate electrode arranged at an opening side of the trench and to be deeper than the base region, and a bottom part insulation film; a source electrode electrically connected to the source and contact regions; and a drain electrode at a rear side of the drain region. The drain is arranged to be deeper than the base region. The first gate insulation film is made of higher dielectric insulation material than the bottom part insulation film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Mimura, Takashi Kanemura, Masahiro Sugimoto, Narumasa Soejima
  • Patent number: 10227153
    Abstract: Medicine packaging apparatuses and methods for accurately determining a remaining sheet amount of a medicine packaging sheet are described. The apparatus includes: a roll support section to which a core tube of a medicine packaging sheet roll is attached; a sensor disposed in the roll support section for outputting a count value according to a rotation amount; a wireless reader-writer unit for writing information to a core tube IC tag and reading said information; an information generation section for generating information to be written to the core tube IC tag; a remaining sheet amount estimation section for estimating a current amount of remaining sheet based on the information and dimensional information of the core tube; and a controller which selectively performs an operation if a reference time-point count value is not yet written to the core tube IC tag and another operation if the count value is already written thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunori Yoshina, Tomohiro Sugimoto, Noriyoshi Fujii
  • Patent number: 10045914
    Abstract: Provided is a medicine dispensing apparatus including a plurality of medicine cassettes for respectively dispensing desired types of medicines. The medicine dispensing apparatus allocates medicine information on a medicine to be dispensed to one of the medicine cassettes when the medicine information is given. Then, the medicine dispensing apparatus drives the medicine cassette according to a predetermined driving condition corresponding to the medicine information allocated to the medicine cassette to dispense the medicine from the medicine cassette. By using the medicine dispensing apparatus, it is possible to reduce a user work for dispensing the desired types of medicines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yuyama, Tooru Tanaka, Tomohiro Sugimoto, Tetsuya Terada, Kento Miwa
  • Patent number: 9833384
    Abstract: There is provided a medicine dispensing system configured such that a medicine dispensing device includes a sub unit having a function to dispense medicine that is connected to a medicine dispensing device that includes a main unit having a function of packing medicines. There is also provided a medicine dispensing device that can be appropriately integrated with such a medicine dispensing system. The medicine dispensing system includes, in some embodiments a main unit, a sub unit and a transfer device connecting the main unit and the sub unit. The medicine dispensing system transfers the medicine dispensed in the sub unit to the main unit by means of a transfer device and dispenses the medicine at a medicine packing part together with the medicine dispensed from a main storage part in the main unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Itsuo Yasunaga, Chisei Asaoka, Norifumi Oike, Kensuke Kaminishi, Masahiko Kasuya, Nakaji Takeda, Hiromichi Tsuda, Yasuyuki Morita, Shinya Taira, Tomohiro Sugimoto, Naomichi Toyota
  • Publication number: 20170315053
    Abstract: A refractive index measurement method uses an interference optical system which divides light from a light source having a plurality of discrete wavelengths into test light and reference light, causes the test light transmitted through the target to interfere with the reference light, and detect the interference light. The refractive index measurement method determines a first optical delay amount of the interference optical system so that a first and a second wavelength become adjacent to a wavelength corresponding to an extremal value of a phase of the interference light, measures phases of interference light at the first and second wavelengths at the first optical delay amount, and calculates a phase difference between a plurality of the discrete wavelengths at a predetermined optical delay amount using the first optical delay amount, the phases of the interference light at the first and second wavelengths to calculate the refractive index of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20170305589
    Abstract: An inspection assistance system includes an inspection display processing part which is configured to display, per unit of packing, a capture image of a tablet which is captured before the tablet dispensed from one or both of a tablet cassette and a manual distribution unit based on prescription data is packed into a packing material in a tablet packing device, and is configured to display a result of an inspection process which is executed based on the prescription data and identification information of the tablet included in the capture image of the tablet. Thus, it is possible to assist a pharmacist's inspection task carried out with respect to the tablets packed by the tablet packing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Yuyama MFG. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji YUYAMA (Deceased), Naoki KOIKE, Tooru TANAKA, Tomohiro SUGIMOTO, Masao FUKADA, Masanao NISHIO
  • Publication number: 20170267708
    Abstract: A useful novel compound that shows superior antibacterial activity also against erythromycin resistant bacteria, for example, resistant pneumococci, streptococci, mycoplasmas, and the like, against which sufficient antibacterial activity cannot be obtained with conventional macrolide antibiotics, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a hydrate or a solvate thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: TAISHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro SUGIMOTO, Masato HAYASHI, Takanori KAWAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9709490
    Abstract: A test unit is formed by sandwiching a test lens by a first reference lens whose shape and refractive index are known, a second reference lens whose shape and refractive index are known, and a medium. A wavefront of light transmitted through the test unit is measured, and, by using the shape and the refractive index of the first reference lens, the shape and refractive index of the second reference lens, and the measured wavefront of the test unit, the refractive index distribution of the test lens is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20170120621
    Abstract: Provided is a medicine packaging device. The medicine packaging device includes: a reader-writer that reads information from an IC tag installed at a supply core of an ink ribbon roll detachably installed to an ink ribbon cassette as well as writes information to the IC tag; a motor control unit that controls a winding motor for rotating a winding core, based on a used length of the ink ribbon which is information read from the IC tag, so that the ink ribbon of the ink ribbon roll runs in a winding direction at a higher speed than a feeding speed of a continuous sheet for packaging; and a written information output unit that outputs information showing the used length of the ink ribbon which has been changed due to use of the ink ribbon, to the reader/writer as information written on the IC tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tooru TANAKA, Tomohiro SUGIMOTO, Satoru OGINO, Noboru YAMAZAKI, Tomonari ODA
  • Patent number: 9625350
    Abstract: A refractive index distribution measuring method includes dividing light emitted from a light source into reference light and test light, causing the reference light to interfere with the test light, which test light has passed through a test object, measuring a phase difference between the reference light and the test light for each of first and second wavelengths, and measuring a wavefront aberration of the test light for each of the first and second wavelengths. The refractive index distribution measuring method further includes calculating a phase-difference difference amount, which is a difference between the phase differences for the first wavelength and the second wavelength, calculating a wavefront aberration difference amount, which is a difference between the wavefront aberrations for the first wavelength and the second wavelength, and calculating a refractive index distribution of the test object based on the phase-difference difference amount and the wavefront aberration difference amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9539834
    Abstract: Provided is a medicine packaging device. The medicine packaging device includes: a reader-writer that reads information from an IC tag installed at a supply core of an ink ribbon roll detachably installed to an ink ribbon cassette as well as writes information to the IC tag; a motor control unit that controls a winding motor for rotating a winding core, based on a used length of the ink ribbon which is information read from the IC tag, so that the ink ribbon of the ink ribbon roll runs in a winding direction at a higher speed than a feeding speed of a continuous sheet for packaging; and a written information output unit that outputs information showing the used length of the ink ribbon which has been changed due to use of the ink ribbon, to the reader/writer as information written on the IC tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tooru Tanaka, Tomohiro Sugimoto, Satoru Ogino, Noboru Yamazaki, Tomonari Oda
  • Publication number: 20160363531
    Abstract: A phase refractive index of a test object is measured with high accuracy. A phase difference between a reference light beam and a test light beam is measured by dividing light from a light source into the reference light beam and the test light beam, and causing interference between the test light beam transmitted through the test object and the reference light beam. A phase refractive index of the test object is calculated by calculating a value corresponding to an integral multiple of 2? included in the phase difference, based on a slope of a phase refractive index of a reference object with respect to wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20160362212
    Abstract: Medicine packaging apparatuses and methods for accurately determining a remaining sheet amount of a medicine packaging sheet are described. The apparatus includes: a roll support section to which a core tube of a medicine packaging sheet roll is attached; a sensor disposed in the roll support section for outputting a count value according to a rotation amount; a wireless reader-writer unit for writing information to a core tube IC tag and reading said information; an information generation section for generating information to be written to the core tube IC tag; a remaining sheet amount estimation section for estimating a current amount of remaining sheet based on the information and dimensional information of the core tube; and a controller which selectively performs an operation if a reference time-point count value is not yet written to the core tube IC tag and another operation if the count value is already written thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunori YOSHINA, Tomohiro SUGIMOTO, Noriyoshi FUJII
  • Publication number: 20160356707
    Abstract: A test object is placed inside a medium, and wavefronts of light transmitted through the test object are measured at a plurality of wavelengths. From the transmitted wavefronts of the test object measured at the plurality of wavelengths and transmitted wavefronts at a plurality of wavelengths when a reference object having a specific group refractive index distribution is placed in the medium, a changing rate of a wavefront aberration with respect to wavelength corresponding to a difference between the transmitted wavefront of the test object and the transmitted wavefront of the reference object is calculated. A refractive index distribution of the test object is calculated on the basis of the changing rate of the wavefront aberration with respect to wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9457924
    Abstract: Medicine packaging apparatuses and methods for accurately determining a remaining sheet amount of a medicine packaging sheet are described. The apparatus includes: a roll support section to which a core tube of a medicine packaging sheet roll is attached; a sensor disposed in the roll support section for outputting a count value according to a rotation amount; a wireless reader-writer unit for writing information to a core tube IC tag and reading said information; an information generation section for generating information to be written to the core tube IC tag; a remaining sheet amount estimation section for estimating a current amount of remaining sheet based on the information and dimensional information of the core tube; and a controller which selectively performs an operation if a reference time-point count value is not yet written to the core tube IC tag and another operation if the count value is already written thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunori Yoshina, Tomohiro Sugimoto, Noriyoshi Fujii
  • Publication number: 20160161403
    Abstract: A test unit is formed by sandwiching a test lens by a first reference lens whose shape and refractive index are known, a second reference lens whose shape and refractive index are known, and a medium. A wavefront of light transmitted through the test unit is measured, and, by using the shape and the refractive index of the first reference lens, the shape and refractive index of the second reference lens, and the measured wavefront of the test unit, the refractive index distribution of the test lens is calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20160153901
    Abstract: The refractive index of a test object is measured with high precision. The present invention relates to a method for measuring a refractive index of a test object by splitting light from a light source into test light and reference light and measuring interference light resulting from interference between the reference light and the test light transmitted through the test object. In the method, the test object is arranged in a medium whose group refractive index is equal to a group refractive index of the test object at a particular wavelength, interference light is measured, the particular wavelength is determined based on a wavelength dependence of a phase difference between the test light and the reference light, and the group refractive index of the medium corresponding to the particular wavelength is calculated as the group refractive index of the test object corresponding to the particular wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20160059983
    Abstract: Medicine packaging apparatuses and methods for accurately determining a remaining sheet amount of a medicine packaging sheet are described. The apparatus includes: a roll support section to which a core tube of a medicine packaging sheet roll is attached; a sensor disposed in the roll support section for outputting a count value according to a rotation amount; a wireless reader-writer unit for writing information to a core tube IC tag and reading said information; an information generation section for generating information to be written to the core tube IC tag; a remaining sheet amount estimation section for estimating a current amount of remaining sheet based on the information and dimensional information of the core tube; and a controller which selectively performs an operation if a reference time-point count value is not yet written to the core tube IC tag and another operation if the count value is already written thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Katsunori YOSHINA, Tomohiro SUGIMOTO, Noriyoshi FUJII
  • Patent number: 9255879
    Abstract: A method of measuring a refractive index distribution includes steps of setting a plurality of different arrangements by a translation movement in a state where an object is arranged in first and second media having refractive indices different from a refractive index of the object, measuring transmissive wavefront of the object for each of media and each of the plurality of arrangements by reference light entering the object (S400), obtaining wavefront aberration corresponding to a difference between each transmissive wavefront and a reference transmissive wavefront (S500), obtaining refractive index distribution of the object by removing an influence of a shape error of the object using wavefront aberration of two media in which the object is arranged at the same position (S70), and obtaining refractive index distribution information of the object based on a plurality of refractive index distributions corresponding to the plurality of arrangements (S80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sugimoto