Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Ueno

Tomohiro Ueno 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).

  • Patent number: 10953640
    Abstract: [Problem] It is intended to provide a formed article for food which has excellent antistatic properties and water repellency without impairing its original external appearance and mechanical properties thereof even in a deep-drawn part having a high drawing ratio at forming or even through high temperature forming. [Solution] A multi-layer sheet is prepared having a multi-layer configuration with two or more types of two or more layers, including a main layer which contains a thermoplastic resin, talc and white pigment, and a skin layer of an antistatic resin composition which contains at least one type of thermoplastic resin and an antistatic agent on an opposite side. By thermoforming the sheet including the resin composition, a formed article which has excellent antistatic properties and water repellency effective for preventing contamination and adhesion of soup powder can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ueno, Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10947023
    Abstract: Provided is an instant noodles container lid that provides indication according to elapse of time from the start of boiling water process. An instant noodles container lid includes a surface member, an intermediate member, and a seal base member having a sealant layer in order, respectively, from one surface side. The surface member has a printed layer in an area other than a first area. The intermediate member includes a paper layer, a printed layer, a filling layer, and a wax layer in order, respectively, from the one surface side, and the wax layer is in a second area that covers the first area. A first half cut is formed from the surface member into the paper layer, in the first area. A second half cut is formed in the second area from the filling layer into the paper layer in a portion outside of the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD., NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimono, Masashi Goto, Tomohiro Ueno
  • Publication number: 20210057245
    Abstract: Film information about a thin film formed on the front surface of a semiconductor wafer, substrate information about the semiconductor wafer, and an installation angle of an upper radiation thermometer are set and input. Emissivity of the front surface of the semiconductor wafer formed with a multilayer film is calculated based on the various kinds of information. Further, a weighted average efficiency of the emissivity of the front surface of the semiconductor wafer is determined based on a sensitivity distribution of the upper radiation thermometer. Front surface temperature of the semiconductor wafer at the time of heat treatment is measured using the determined weighted average efficiency of the emissivity. The emissivity is determined based on the film information and the like, so that the front surface temperature of the semiconductor wafer can be accurately measured even when thin films are formed in multiple layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Tomohiro UENO, Takahiro KITAZAWA, Yoshihide NOZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200355588
    Abstract: A method of pretreating a blood sample for measuring ATP of a pathogenic microorganism in blood, comprising: preparing a pellet of platelets and the pathogenic microorganism from the blood sample; and subjecting the pellet of platelets and the pathogenic microorganism to the following steps (A) to (C) in any order (including multiple simultaneous steps). A method of pretreating a cultured blood sample, wherein the method is a simplified method, does not comprise the following step (A), and comprises the steps (B) and (C) only simultaneously performed. (A) digesting cell membrane proteins of the platelets with a protease; (B) swelling the platelets in a hypotonic solution; and (C) disrupting cell membranes of the platelets with a detergent solution under a condition of suppressing an effect on the pathogenic microorganism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki NIIMI, Kazushige SUGIE, Isao KITAJIMA, Tomohiro UENO, Atsushi MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20200211851
    Abstract: Multiple theoretical reflectances determined by simulation for a silicon substrate with thin films of multiple types and thicknesses formed thereon are registered in association with the types and the thicknesses in a database. A carrier storing semiconductor wafers in a lot is transported into a heat treatment apparatus. A reflectance of a semiconductor wafer is measured by applying light to a surface of the semiconductor wafer. The theoretical reflectance of the semiconductor wafer is calculated from the measured reflectance thereof. A theoretical reflectance closely resembling the theoretical reflectance of the semiconductor wafer is extracted from among the multiple theoretical reflectances registered in the database, whereby the type and thickness of the thin film formed on the surface of the semiconductor wafer are specified. Treatment conditions for the semiconductor wafer are determined based on the specified type and thickness of the thin film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshihide NOZAKI, Tomohiro UENO
  • Publication number: 20200196389
    Abstract: A carrier containing a plurality of semiconductor wafers in a lot is transported into a heat treatment apparatus. Thereafter, a recipe specifying treatment procedures and treatment conditions is set for each of the semiconductor wafers. Next, a reflectance of each of the semiconductor wafers stored in the carrier is measured. Based on the set recipe and the measured reflectance of each semiconductor wafer, a predicted attainable temperature of each semiconductor wafer at the time of flash heating treatment is calculated, and the calculated predicted attainable temperature is displayed. This allows the setting of the treatment conditions with reference to the displayed predicted attainable temperature, to thereby easily achieve the setting of the heat treatment conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro UENO, Takayuki AOYAMA, Mao OMORI, Takahiro KITAZAWA, Katsuichi AKIYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20200102175
    Abstract: A medium transport device includes a transporting member that transports a medium toward a medium accommodating member; a switching member that switches between a first guide position, in which the switching member guides the medium to be transported to the medium accommodating member, and a second guide position, in which the switching member guides the medium to be transported to a position different from the medium accommodating member, the switching member being movable between a first shift position and a second shift position in a width direction of the medium; and a movement member that moves the switching member to the first guide position to move the switching member to the first shift position, and that moves the switching member to the second guide position to move the switching member to the second shift position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KAWAMOTO, Riwako MIYAUCHI, Kiminobu TSUTADA, Masato MINAGAWA, Tomohiro UENO, Satoshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200102176
    Abstract: A medium transport device includes a transporting member, a medium offsetting member, a guide member, and an interlocking member. The transporting member transports a medium toward a medium accommodating member. The medium offsetting member moves the transporting member in a medium width direction to transport the medium to the medium accommodating member at positions shifted in the medium width direction. The guide member is located upstream of the transporting member in a medium transport direction. The guide member is movable between a first position, in which the guide member guides the medium toward the medium accommodating member, and a second position, in which the guide member guides the medium to a destination different from the medium accommodating member, to guide the medium. The interlocking member moves the guide member between the first position and the second position in conjunction with a movement of the medium offsetting member in a width direction of the medium offsetting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi WATANABE, Kiminobu TSUTADA, Masato MINAGAWA, Hiroshi KAWAMOTO, Riwako MIYAUCHI, Tomohiro UENO
  • Publication number: 20200103810
    Abstract: A medium transport device includes a medium guide member, a driving source, a first movement member, a movement restricting member, and a second moving member. The medium guide member is movable between a first guide position, in which the medium guide member guides a medium toward a receiving member on which the medium is loaded, and a second guide position, in which the medium guide member guides the medium from the receiving member into the device. The driving source moves the medium guide member. The first movement member moves the medium guide member in accordance with an operation of the driving source. The movement restricting member is movable together with the medium guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Riwako MIYAUCHI, Masato MINAGAWA, Hiroshi KAWAMOTO, Satoshi WATANABE, Tomohiro UENO, Kiminobu TSUTADA
  • Publication number: 20200098600
    Abstract: Dummy running is carried out which performs preheating treatment using halogen lamps and flash heating treatment using flash lamps on a dummy wafer to control the temperature of in-chamber structures including a susceptor and the like. In this process, a wear-and-tear value is calculated by adding up the amounts of electric power inputted to the halogen lamps or the like each time the preheating treatment or the flash heating treatment is performed. The wear-and-tear value is an indicator indicating the degree of deterioration of the dummy wafer. If the wear-and-tear value of the dummy wafer is not less than a predetermined threshold value, an alarm is issued. This allows an operator of a heat treatment apparatus to recognize that the deterioration of the dummy wafer reaches a limit value and to reliably grasp the dummy wafer suffering advanced deterioration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ueno, Kazuhiko Fuse, Mao Omori
  • Publication number: 20200098601
    Abstract: Dummy running is carried out which performs preheating treatment using halogen lamps and flash heating treatment using flash lamps on a dummy wafer to control the temperature of in-chamber structures including a susceptor and the like. In this process, a preheating counter or a flash heating counter is incremented each time the preheating treatment or the flash heating treatment is performed. An alarm is issued, if the preheating counter or the flash heating counter that is a wear-and-tear value of the dummy wafer is not less than a predetermined threshold value. This allows an operator of a heat treatment apparatus to recognize that the deterioration of the dummy wafer reaches a limit value, thereby preventing the erroneous treatment of a dummy wafer suffering advanced deterioration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ueno, Kazuhiko FUSE, Mao OMORI
  • Publication number: 20200090949
    Abstract: When a carrier storing a plurality of dummy wafers therein is transported into a heat treatment apparatus, the carrier is registered as a dummy carrier exclusive to the dummy wafers. A dummy database in which a treatment history of each of the dummy wafers is associated with the carrier is held in a storage part. The treatment history of each of the dummy wafers registered in the dummy database is displayed on a display part of the heat treatment apparatus. An operator of the heat treatment apparatus views the displayed information to thereby appropriately grasp and manage the treatment history of each of the dummy wafers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ueno, Kazuhiko Fuse, Mao Omori
  • Patent number: 10545056
    Abstract: There are provided: a thermal history change type indicator by which the degree of reconstitution with hot water of instant cup noodles can be easily visually recognized in conjunction with the temperature in a container; and a set of a thermal history change type indicator and instant cup noodles comprising the thermal history change type indicator and instant cup noodles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Ueno
  • Patent number: 10501813
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermostable DNA polymerase preparation which can illimitably reduce the risk of false positivity in the detection of a subject microorganism utilizing a gene amplification reaction and therefore enables the selective amplification of DNA for detecting the subject microorganism even when the amount of the subject microorganism is small and therefore the amount of DNA collected therefrom is extremely small, and can be produced at a reduced cost. Also disclosed is a method for quantifying or quantifying/identifying a subject organism to be detected rapidly, conveniently and with high sensitivity using the preparation of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: HOKKAIDO MITSUI CHEMICALS INC., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION UNIVERSITY OF TOYAMA
    Inventors: Homare Tabata, Hiroshi Minami, Hideki Niimi, Isao Kitajima, Tomohiro Ueno, Shiroh Hayashi, Masashi Mori
  • Patent number: 10385791
    Abstract: A PCM (60) performs a catalyst early warming control (AWS control) for accelerating warm-up of a catalytic device. When the catalytic device (35) is not in an activated state and a vehicle is traveling, the PCM (60) is configured to perform: a fuel injection control to inject fuel such that a homogeneous fuel-air mixture can be formed in a combustion chamber (11) of an engine (10) so as to generate a homogeneous combustion; an intake air amount control to increase intake air amount; and an ignition control to retard ignition timing from a reference ignition timing. In addition, the PCM (60) is configured to vary ignition timing retard amount corresponding to a difference between the ignition timing retarded by the ignition timing control and the reference ignition timing, in accordance with engine speed and/or engine load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ueno, Yusuke Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20190155346
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a circuit board including a processor, and a pluggable board detachably coupled to the circuit board, wherein the pluggable board includes a first arbitration circuit that autonomously outputs a control request to the circuit board, and the circuit board performs processing based on the control request and supplies a result of the processing to the pluggable board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiro UENO, Hiroyuki Kitajima, Hiroyuki Nishimura, Kiyoshi Miyano
  • Patent number: 10263251
    Abstract: A battery negative electrode includes a hydrogen storage alloy as a negative electrode active material, wherein the hydrogen storage alloy has a mean volume diameter within a range from 4 ?m to 12 ?m, and is disposed to be capable of being in contact with hydrogen in a hydrogen containing part in which hydrogen is contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD., EXERGY POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ueno, Kazuya Kubo, Hiroshi Kawano, Toshio Takahashi, Kaduo Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20180370706
    Abstract: Provided is an instant noodles container lid that provides indication according to elapse of time from the start of boiling water process. An instant noodles container lid includes a surface member, an intermediate member, and a seal base member having a sealant layer in order, respectively, from one surface side. The surface member has a printed layer in an area other than a first area. The intermediate member includes a paper layer, a printed layer, a filling layer, and a wax layer in order, respectively, from the one surface side, and the wax layer is in a second area that covers the first area. A first half cut is formed from the surface member into the paper layer, in the first area. A second half cut is formed in the second area from the filling layer into the paper layer in a portion outside of the first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Takahiro SHIMONO, Masashi GOTO, Tomohiro UENO
  • Publication number: 20180057860
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermostable DNA polymerase preparation which can illimitably reduce the risk of false positivity in the detection of a subject microorganism utilizing a gene amplification reaction and therefore enables the selective amplification of DNA for detecting the subject microorganism even when the amount of the subject microorganism is small and therefore the amount of DNA collected therefrom is extremely small, and can be produced at a reduced cost. Also disclosed is a method for quantifying or quantifying/identifying a subject organism to be detected rapidly, conveniently and with high sensitivity using the preparation of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicants: Hokkaido Mitsui Chemicals Inc., National University Corporation University of Toyama
    Inventors: Homare Tabata, Hiroshi Minami, Hideki Niimi, Isao Kitajima, Tomohiro Ueno, Shiroh Hayashi, Masashi Mori
  • Publication number: 20180026264
    Abstract: A battery negative electrode includes a hydrogen storage alloy as a negative electrode active material, wherein the hydrogen storage alloy has a mean volume diameter within a range from 4 ?m to 12 ?m, and is disposed to be capable of being in contact with hydrogen in a hydrogen containing part in which hydrogen is contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicants: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD., EXERGY POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro UENO, Kazuya KUBO, Hiroshi KAWANO, Toshio TAKAHASHI, Kaduo TSUTSUMI