Patents by Inventor Tomoki Inoue

Tomoki 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: 20200025428
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes: heat transfer tubes aligned with one another; a header connected to end portions of the heat transfer tubes; and fins joined to the heat transfer tubes. When viewed in a longitudinal direction of the header and when the heat exchanger is used as an evaporator, the header is divided into: a circulation space including a first space in which refrigerant flows in a first direction along the longitudinal direction of the header and a second space in which the refrigerant flows in a second direction opposite to the first direction along the longitudinal direction; and an insertion space into which the heat transfer tubes are inserted. The header includes: a circulation division plate that divides the first space from the second space; and an insertion space forming plate that divides the circulation space from the insertion space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Shun Yoshioka, Yoshio Oritani, Tomohiko Sakamaki, Tomoya Yamaguchi, Tomoki Hirokawa
  • Publication number: 20200008782
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus capable of synchronizing emission of light from a light source device emitting light for generating a photoacoustic wave and reception in an ultrasound probe with high accuracy. The ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a sub-controller that has a synchronization signal generation unit and controls an ultrasound probe based on a first synchronization signal generated by the synchronization signal generation unit, an image generation unit that generates an ultrasound image based on a signal detected by the ultrasound probe, and a connector that has a synchronization signal line for transmitting a second synchronization signal generated in the synchronization signal generation unit and outputs the second synchronization signal to the outside through the synchronization signal line. The connector is configured such that a photoacoustic wave light source unit emitting light incident on a puncture needle having a photoacoustic wave generation unit is connectable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukiya MIYACHI, Kaku Irisawa, Keiji Tsubota, Tomoki Inoue, Katsuya Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190388052
    Abstract: Provided are a mammography apparatus, a control device, a mammography apparatus control method, and a mammography apparatus control program that can effectively reduce the subject's pain caused by the compression of the breast by a compression plate. A mammography apparatus includes a compression plate that compresses a breast, a moving unit that moves the compression plate in a compression direction in which the breast is compressed and a decompression direction in which the breast is decompressed, a radiation source that emits radiation, and a control unit that controls the moving unit such that the compression plate is moved to a first position in the compression direction and is moved to a second position in the decompression direction and performs control such that the radiation is emitted from the radiation source to the breast in a state in which the compression plate is located at the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Takahisa ARAI, Takeyasu KOBAYASHI, Tomoki INOUE
  • Patent number: 10475580
    Abstract: There are provided an oxide dielectric having excellent properties and a solid state electronic device (e.g., a capacitor, a semiconductor device, or a small electromechanical system) having such an oxide dielectric. An oxide layer 30 includes an oxide dielectric (possibly including inevitable impurities) including bismuth (Bi) and niobium (Nb) and having a first crystal phase of a pyrochlore-type crystal structure and a second crystal phase of a ?-BiNbO4-type crystal structure. The oxide layer 30 has a controlled content of the first crystal phase and a controlled content of the second crystal phase, in which the first crystal phase has a dielectric constant that decreases with increasing temperature of the oxide layer 30 in a temperature range of 25° C. or more and 120° C. or less, and the second crystal phase has a dielectric constant that increases with increasing temperature of the oxide layer 30 in the temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ADAMANT NAMIKI PRECISION JEWEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimoda, Satoshi Inoue, Tomoki Ariga
  • Patent number: 10463338
    Abstract: Provided are a mammography apparatus, a control device, a mammography apparatus control method, and a mammography apparatus control program that can effectively reduce the subject's pain caused by the compression of the breast by a compression plate. A mammography apparatus includes a compression plate that compresses a breast, a moving unit that moves the compression plate in a compression direction in which the breast is compressed and a decompression direction in which the breast is decompressed, a radiation source that emits radiation, and a control unit that controls the moving unit such that the compression plate is moved to a first position in the compression direction and is moved to a second position in the decompression direction and performs control such that the radiation is emitted from the radiation source to the breast in a state in which the compression plate is located at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahisa Arai, Takeyasu Kobayashi, Tomoki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190307429
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus has: a recommended posture angle generation unit that sets, as a recommended posture angle, a posture angle of an ultrasound probe in a case where the likelihood of an imaging part in an ultrasound image with respect to an examination part is maximized while the posture angle of the ultrasound probe is being changed over a predetermined angle range including a basic posture angle of the ultrasound probe, which is set corresponding to the examination part, by bringing the ultrasound probe into contact with the body surface of a subject and tilting the ultrasound probe by an operator; and a recommended posture angle notification unit that notifies the operator of the recommended posture angle generated by the recommended posture angle generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MATSUMOTO, Tomoki INOUE, Hiroaki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10439472
    Abstract: An armature manufacturing method includes preparing a core member that includes a rotation shaft at a central portion and that is formed with plural teeth in a radiating shape centered on the rotation shaft; and winding winding wires onto slots between the plural teeth so as to form plural types of winding coil sections, each with a different winding wire diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumasa Iwatsuki, Eiji Hoshikawa, Takeshi Mamiya, Tomoki Kubo, Kiyomi Takahashi, Masayuki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190209121
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic system includes an ultrasound diagnostic device that creates test images of an intima-media thickness of a blood vessel, a workstation connected to the ultrasound diagnostic device, and a database that sequentially stores the test images created by the ultrasound diagnostic device. The workstation includes an input unit for allowing a user to input various kinds of information, a display unit, a workstation control unit that retrieves test images in past tests for the patient as past images from the test images stored in the database to make the display unit display the past images stored in the database as thumbnails, after a current image that is a test image of a current test are created for the patient by the ultrasound diagnostic device, and a test report creation unit that automatically creates a test report on the basis of the current image, and at least one past image selected by the user via the input unit from the past images displayed as the thumbnails on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukiya MIYACHI, Tomoki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190188366
    Abstract: In order to improve the safety and reliability of services provided by a computer, this authentication device is equipped with a transmission unit and a determination unit. The transmission unit transmits a challenge to a terminal device where the challenge is presented to a user to be authenticated, said challenge being information serving as the basis on which the user inputs information to be used for authentication processing. At this time, the transmission unit transmits a plurality of different challenges to the terminal device. The determination unit determines not only whether or not a response input to the terminal device by the user in response to each challenge is correct, but also whether or not time information regarding the challenge and the response thereto satisfies a condition regarding the response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoki INOUE
  • Patent number: 10305249
    Abstract: In a laser apparatus, transmission of vibration, which is generated in a portion that generates a cooling gas flow, to a laser unit is suppressed, and heat generated from the laser unit is efficiently dissipated. A laser unit is housed inside a box-shaped housing having a plurality of faces. A frame supports a laser unit with a first mount interposed therebetween inside the housing. The frame has a through-hole penetrating from one face side to the other face side. A blower fan generates a flow of cooling gas for cooling the laser unit. The blower fan is attached to, for example, a second housing so as to face the laser unit. The cooling gas moves through the through-hole of the frame between the blower fan and the laser unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kaku Irisawa, Tomoki Inoue, Atsushi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10271801
    Abstract: Disclosed are a radiation imaging system, an image processing device, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having an image processing program recorded thereon which facilitate the confirmation of a positional relationship between an object of interest and a biopsy needle. A control unit of a console reconstructs a projection image obtained by tomosynthesis imaging to generate a tomographic image parallel (an x-y-axis direction) to an imaging surface in a state where a needle is inserted into a breast, and specifies an image of an object of interest from the tomographic image. The control unit generates a sectional image which includes the specified image of the object of interest and an image of the needle and intersects the imaging surface. The control unit generates an image of the needle from the projection image, synthesizes the generated image of the needle into the sectional image while aligning, and displays the sectional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakayama, Tomoki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190097379
    Abstract: A solid-state laser device includes a laser rod made of an alexandrite crystal; a flash lamp that outputs excitation light for exciting the laser rod, a glass tube for a lamp being made of quartz glass that at least blocks deep ultraviolet light having a wavelength of 200 nm to 300 nm, and transmits visible light having a wavelength of 400 nm or more; and a laser chamber that contains a tubular reflector that includes a hole part containing at least a portion of the laser rod or a portion of the flash lamp and is made of a porous material of polytetrafluoroethylene, an inner wall surface of the hole part being as a reflecting surface that reflects the excitation light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takatsugu WADA, Hiroyasu ISHII, Tomoki INOUE, Keiji TSUBOTA
  • Patent number: 10219756
    Abstract: Provided are a radiography device, a radiography method, and a radiography program which can obtain an accurate radiographic image while reducing a burden on a subject. A radiography device control unit determines imaging conditions including at least one of resolution or an incident angle range, on the basis of a radiographic image captured before tomosynthesis imaging, and performs tomosynthesis imaging. Specifically, the radiography device control unit controls tomosynthesis imaging (120) such that tomosynthesis imaging is performed under first conditions (108) of low resolution and a narrow incident angle range in a case in which a mutation site suspected as a lesion is not detected and tomosynthesis imaging is performed under second conditions (112, 116, and 118) which are different from the first conditions in at least one of the resolution or the incident angle range in a case in which the mutation site suspected as a lesion is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakayama, Takeyasu Kobayashi, Tomoki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10219757
    Abstract: A radiography device includes: a radiation emitting unit that irradiates a subject with radiation at a plurality of different incident angles; a radiographic image generation unit that receives the radiation passed through the subject and generates a radiographic image; a part-of-interest detection unit that detects a mutation site suspected as a lesion from the radiographic image obtained by irradiating the subject with the radiation at a predetermined incident angle; and a radiography device control unit that controls whether to perform each of the tomosynthesis imaging in which the radiographic image generation unit generates the radiographic image while the radiation emitting unit changes the incident angle of the radiation and two-dimensional radiography in which the radiation emitting unit is fixed to a predetermined incident angle and the radiographic image generation unit generates the radiographic image, on the basis of a detection result of the part-of-interest detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakayama, Takeyasu Kobayashi, Tomoki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190008484
    Abstract: A first acoustic wave image and a second acoustic wave image are displayed on top of each other in different display colors, and a first operation icon for selecting the first acoustic wave image and a second operation icon for selecting the second acoustic wave image are displayed on operation icon display unit. The first operation icon and the second operation icon are displayed on top of each other in a display order identical to a display order of the first acoustic wave image and the second acoustic wave image that are displayed on top of each other on image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kaku IRISAWA, Dai MURAKOSHI, Tomoki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190000420
    Abstract: A first acoustic wave image is displayed in a first display color, and a second acoustic wave image is displayed in a second display color different from the first display color. A group of first menu icons for designating a process to be performed on the first acoustic wave image and a group of second menu icons for designating a process to be performed on the second acoustic wave image are displayed on menu icon display means. The group of first menu icons is displayed in the first display color, and the group of second menu icons is displayed in the second display color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kaku IRISAWA, Dai MURAKOSHI, Tomoki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20180331496
    Abstract: In a laser apparatus, transmission of vibration, which is generated in a portion that generates a cooling gas flow, to a laser unit is suppressed, and heat generated from the laser unit is efficiently dissipated. A laser unit is housed inside a box-shaped housing having a plurality of faces. A frame supports a laser unit with a first mount interposed therebetween inside the housing. The frame has a through-hole penetrating from one face side to the other face side. A blower fan generates a flow of cooling gas for cooling the laser unit. The blower fan is attached to, for example, a second housing so as to face the laser unit. The cooling gas moves through the through-hole of the frame between the blower fan and the laser unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kaku IRISAWA, Tomoki INOUE, Atsushi HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180256126
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image displaying device including: a display section that displays a pair of mutually related sectional images; a reception section that, for one of the sectional image pair, receives a successive change instruction for a slice position; a generation section that generates a combined sectional image, corresponding to the slice position of the one sectional image, from the other sectional image of the pair; and a controller that, in cases in which the reception section has received the successive change instruction, effects control to switch display of the one sectional image from the one sectional image being displayed to the one sectional image that corresponds to the slice position indicated in the instruction, and, in conjunction with switching, to successively switch display of the other sectional image from the other sectional image that is being displayed to the combined sectional image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Masakazu FUKUYO, Tomoki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20180185000
    Abstract: A control unit sets an angle of incidence of radiation, incident on a detection surface of a radiation detector with respect to the detection surface, to a plurality of angles different from each other including an angle (0 degrees) in a normal direction of the detection surface, and acquires at least one of a plurality of projection images captured by the radiation detector in accordance with the angle of incidence or reconstructed images reconstructed using the projection images. In addition, the control unit generates a first synthetic mammogram image on the basis of the one image. In addition, the control unit 40 generates a second synthetic mammogram image by synthesizing a high-frequency image having a high-frequency component higher than a predetermined frequency of the first synthetic mammogram image and a low-frequency image having a low-frequency component of equal to or lower than a predetermined frequency of a zero-degree projection image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takahisa ARAI, Tomoki INOUE, Takeshi OKUBO
  • Patent number: RE47198
    Abstract: A power semiconductor device includes trenches disposed in a first base layer of a first conductivity type at intervals to partition main and dummy cells, at a position remote from a collector layer of a second conductivity type. In the main cell, a second base layer of the second conductivity type, and an emitter layer of the first conductivity type are disposed. In the dummy cell, a buffer layer of the second conductivity type is disposed. A gate electrode is disposed, through a gate insulating film, in a trench adjacent to the main cell. A buffer resistor having an infinitely large resistance value is inserted between the buffer layer and emitter electrode. The dummy cell is provided with an inhibiting structure to reduce carriers of the second conductivity type to flow to and accumulate in the buffer layer from the collector layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masakazu Yamaguchi, Hideaki Ninomiya, Ichiro Omura, Tomoki Inoue