Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Taniguchi

Tomohiro Taniguchi 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: 20210213397
    Abstract: A monolayer membrane containing gelling polymer particles having at least one of a basic functional group and an acidic functional group, and having a thickness of less than 5 ?m. A composite having a porous carrier and gelling polymer particles having at least any one of a basic functional group and an acidic functional group and filling up the surface pores of the porous carrier. The invention can provide a novel material capable of efficiently separating an acid gas from a mixed gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Yu HOSHINO, Kazushi IMAMURA, Tomohiro GYOBU, Ikuo TANIGUCHI, Akira HAMASAKI, Chie YAMASHITA, Takeshi WATANABE, Yoshiko MIURA
  • Patent number: 10998257
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body; an electrode provided on the semiconductor body and electrically connected to the semiconductor body; a first metal layer selectively provided on the electrode; an insulating layer surrounding the first metal layer on the electrode; and a second metal layer provided on the first metal layer. The insulating layer includes a first surface and a second surface adjacent to the first surface. The first surface contacts a top surface of the first metal layer at an outer edge of the first metal layer. The second metal layer has an outer edge contacting the second surface of the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10894117
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hollow molded article which has an opening portion communicating with a flow channel and which can be manufactured simply. The hollow molded article includes a panel and flow channels. The panel includes a first resin sheet and a second resin sheet partly welded with the first resin sheet. The flow channels are disposed between the first resin sheet and the second resin sheet, and include connection portions for external connection which are disposed on a peripheral edge of the panel. The connection portions are formed by the first resin sheet and the second resin sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Kyoraku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Yamazaki, Ryosuke Oki, Tomohiro Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10804714
    Abstract: Provided is a relay device that is able to supply a charging current to at least two electrical storage units from a power generator. In a relay device, a first electrical storage unit-side conduction path is connected between a power generator-side conduction path and a first electrical storage unit, and a second electrical storage unit-side conduction path is connected between the power generator-side conduction path and a second electrical storage unit. A relay unit breaks electrical continuity between the first electrical storage unit and the second electrical storage unit when a first switch unit provided on the first electrical storage unit-side conduction path and a second switch unit provided on the second electrical storage unit-side conduction path are OFF. A control unit turns OFF the second switch unit when the first switch unit is ON, and turns OFF the first switch unit when the second switch unit is ON.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Taniguchi, Hiromichi Yasunori
  • Patent number: 10784109
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer and a metal electrode. The metal electrode is provided on the semiconductor layer. The metal electrode includes first to third metal regions. The first metal region contacts the semiconductor layer and includes a first metal element as a main component. The second metal region is provided on the first metal region and includes a second metal element as a main component. The third metal region is provided on the second metal region. The third metal region has a thickness in a first direction directed from the semiconductor layer toward the second metal region. The thickness of the third metal region is larger than a total thickness in the first direction of the first metal region and the second metal region. The second metal element has a standard free energy of oxide generation larger than that of the first metal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20200294897
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body; an electrode provided on the semiconductor body and electrically connected to the semiconductor body; a first metal layer selectively provided on the electrode; an insulating layer surrounding the first metal layer on the electrode; and a second metal layer provided on the first metal layer. The insulating layer includes a first surface and a second surface adjacent to the first surface. The first surface contacts a top surface of the first metal layer at an outer edge of the first metal layer. The second metal layer has an outer edge contacting the second surface of the insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200066534
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer and a metal electrode. The metal electrode is provided on the semiconductor layer. The metal electrode includes first to third metal regions. The first metal region contacts the semiconductor layer and includes a first metal element as a main component. The second metal region is provided on the first metal region and includes a second metal element as a main component. The third metal region is provided on the second metal region. The third metal region has a thickness in a first direction directed from the semiconductor layer toward the second metal region. The thickness of the third metal region is larger than a total thickness in the first direction of the first metal region and the second metal region. The second metal element has a standard free energy of oxide generation larger than that of the first metal element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10279761
    Abstract: A first power supply line and a second power supply line are connected to a load device. A power-supply control device supplies power of a first electrical storage device to the load device via the first power supply line. The power-supply control device supplies power of a second electrical storage device to the load device via the second power supply line. A fuse and a relay of the power-supply control device constitute a first current path between the first electrical storage device and the load device. A fuse and a relay of the power-supply control device constitute a second current path between the second electrical storage device and the load device. A control circuit detects the direction of current on the first current path and the second current path, and detects whether there is a short-circuit between the first power supply line and the second power supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20190131804
    Abstract: Provided is a relay device that is able to supply a charging current to at least two electrical storage units from a power generator. In a relay device, a first electrical storage unit-side conduction path is connected between a power generator-side conduction path and a first electrical storage unit, and a second electrical storage unit-side conduction path is connected between the power generator-side conduction path and a second electrical storage unit. A relay unit breaks electrical continuity between the first electrical storage unit and the second electrical storage unit when a first switch unit provided on the first electrical storage unit-side conduction path and a second switch unit provided on the second electrical storage unit-side conduction path are OFF. A control unit turns OFF the second switch unit when the first switch unit is ON, and turns OFF the first switch unit when the second switch unit is ON.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Tomohiro TANIGUCHI, Hiromichi YASUNORI
  • Publication number: 20190054871
    Abstract: A stop control circuit for controlling stopping of an engine that performs a rotational operation of an alternator that charges a power storage device, the stop control circuit including: an instruction unit configured to output a stop instruction signal for instructing stopping of the engine; and a first electronic control unit configured to output a stop signal for stopping rotation of the engine to the engine after a power storage amount of the power storage device reaches a predetermined value from when the stop instruction signal is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro TANIGUCHI, Shinya ITOU
  • Publication number: 20180336025
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for substantially increasing a transmission speed of an update program. ECUs serving as control apparatuses are vehicle-mounted, and operate based on an individually-provided programs that can be updated. An ECU serving as an update program transmission apparatus is vehicle-mounted and transmits an update program for updating the programs of the control apparatuses. A relay apparatus is vehicle-mounted, includes a relay device for relaying the update program, and is connected between the control apparatuses and the update program transmission apparatus. A transmission line transmits the update program transmitted from the update program transmission apparatus to the relay apparatus. A reception line is connected to the control apparatuses and receives the update program from the relay apparatus. A power supply line supplies power from a vehicle-mounted power source to the ECUs and transfers the update program from the update program transmission apparatus to the control apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Taniguchi, Shinya Itou
  • Patent number: 9976044
    Abstract: The polyvinyl chloride resin composition for automotive electric wire of the present invention comprises (A) 100 parts by weight of polyvinyl chloride and, incorporated thereinto, (B) 24.0-26.0 parts by weight of a trimellitic-acid-based ester plasticizer, (C) 5-10 parts by weight of a non-lead stabilizer, (D) 2-10 parts by weight of a reinforcing agent, (E) 2-8 parts by weight of an impact absorber, and (F) 0.3-1.2 parts by weight of a processing aid, and has a Shore D hardness of 68 or higher and a cold resistance, as a property of the material, of ?10° C. or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20180015891
    Abstract: A first power supply line and a second power supply line are connected to a load device. A power-supply control device supplies power of a first electrical storage device to the load device via the first power supply line. The power-supply control device supplies power of a second electrical storage device to the load device via the second power supply line. A fuse and a relay of the power-supply control device constitute a first current path between the first electrical storage device and the load device. A fuse and a relay of the power-supply control device constitute a second current path between the second electrical storage device and the load device. A control circuit detects the direction of current on the first current path and the second current path, and detects whether there is a short-circuit between the first power supply line and the second power supply line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventor: Tomohiro Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20170021077
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hollow molded article which has an opening portion communicating with a flow channel and which can be manufactured simply. The hollow molded article includes a panel and flow channels. The panel includes a first resin sheet and a second resin sheet partly welded with the first resin sheet. The flow channels are disposed between the first resin sheet and the second resin sheet, and include connection portions for external connection which are disposed on a peripheral edge of the panel. The connection portions are formed by the first resin sheet and the second resin sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Kyoraku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke YAMAZAKI, Ryosuke OKI, Tomohiro TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9363595
    Abstract: A microphone unit includes first and second diaphragms; a substrate on a top surface of which are installed the first and second diaphragms; and a cover disposed covering the first and second diaphragms, the cover joined to an outside edge of the substrate and forming an internal space. There are formed in the substrate first and second openings that are formed respectively in the top and bottom surfaces of the substrate, and an internal sound path communicating from the first opening to the second opening. The first diaphragm is disposed on the substrate so as to cover and hide the first opening. The second diaphragm is disposed so as to seal off a partial region away from the first opening of the top surface of the substrate. A third opening is formed in the cover, and the internal space communicates to an outside space via the third opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Horibe, Tomohiro Taniguchi, Fuminori Tanaka, Takeshi Inoda
  • Publication number: 20160016483
    Abstract: A control apparatus charging a storage battery is provided. A control apparatus controls charging from a power generator to a storage battery. A switch is provided on a first charge channel via which the power generator charges the storage battery, and a DCDC converter is provided on a second charge channel via which the power generator charges the storage battery. The DCDC converter steps up a voltage generated by the power generator, and applies the stepped-up voltage to the storage battery via an electric wire. A controller controls the switch and the DCDC converter such that, when a charge current value detected by an electric current detector becomes smaller than a predetermined value under a condition where the storage battery is being charged via the first charge channel, charging to the storage battery is switched to charging via the second charge channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Hiromichi YASUNORI, Tomohiro TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150240104
    Abstract: The polyvinyl chloride resin composition for automotive electric wire of the present invention comprises (A) 100 parts by weight of polyvinyl chloride and, incorporated thereinto, (B) 24.0-26.0 parts by weight of a trimellitic-acid-based ester plasticizer, (C) 5-10 parts by weight of a non-lead stabilizer, (D) 2-10 parts by weight of a reinforcing agent, (E) 2-8 parts by weight of an impact absorber, and (F) 0.3-1.2 parts by weight of a processing aid, and has a Shore D hardness of 68 or higher and a cold resistance, as a property of the material, of ?10° C. or below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8918887
    Abstract: To diagnose vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, even for web-server devices that change the content of responses to requests in accordance with prescribed conditions. A normal-response collection means (10) transmits a normal request (REQN), accompanied by a registered user ID and password, a plurality of times. Said normal-response collection means (10) receives a plurality of responses (RESN) (hereafter “normal responses”) from a web server in response to the normal requests. A common-region extraction means (12) extracts a common region from the plurality of normal responses. An abnormal-response collection means (18) performs SQL injection on the web server, receives the response (RESA) (hereafter “abnormal response”), and records same in a storage unit (16). A determination means (14) determines that the web server has a vulnerability if the normal responses and the abnormal response are the same in the common region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Communication Systems, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Taniguchi, Hideyuki Majima, Takahiro Tokue, Takashi Ohkusa, Masashi Tabata, Shintaro Ueda
  • Patent number: 8883864
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for rapidly producing an emulsion and microcapsules in a simple manner is provided wherein a dispersion phase is ejected from a dispersion phase-feeding port toward a continuous phase flowing in a microchannel in such a manner that flows of the dispersion phase and the continuous phase cross each other, thereby obtaining microdroplets, formed by the shear force of the continuous phase, having a size smaller than the width of the channel for feeding the dispersion phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Toshiro Higuchi, Toru Torii, Takashi Nishisako, Tomohiro Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20140190909
    Abstract: A fresh water generation method by which product water satisfying target water quality can be stably and efficiently obtained even when raw water quality fluctuates, is provided by branching at least a part of a water flow line through which raw water 1 flows into a plurality of branch lines including a branch line A1 and a branch line A2 and differentiating retention times from branching to joining together between the branch line A1 and the branch line A2, in a fresh water generation method for obtaining product water by treating raw water 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC
    Inventors: Masahide Taniguchi, Tomohiro Taniguchi