Patents by Inventor Toru Kawaguchi

Toru Kawaguchi 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: 11126094
    Abstract: A liquid crystal exposure apparatus that exposes a substrate with an illumination light via a projection optical system is equipped with: a substrate holder that holds the substrate; a substrate encoder system that includes head units and scales, and acquires the position information of the substrate holder on the basis of the output of the head units; and a drive section that relatively moves one of the head units and the scales on the substrate holder with respect to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Aoki, Atsushi Hara, Takachika Shimoyama, Toru Kawaguchi, Katsuhiro Shimatake, Iori Noda
  • Publication number: 20210053039
    Abstract: Provided is a catalyst for producing an unsaturated carboxylic acid, in which a ratio of a diffraction line intensity of 2?=19.1±0.3° with respect to a diffraction line intensity of 2?=10.7±0.3° in X-ray diffraction measurement is 0.20 or more and less than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru KAWAGUCHI, Seiichiro FUKUNAGA, Bungo NISHIZAWA, Tomohiro OBATA, Yasuhiro ARATANI, Hideomi SAKAI, Tomoyuki EJIRI
  • Publication number: 20200183291
    Abstract: A liquid crystal exposure apparatus that exposes a substrate with an illumination light via a projection optical system is equipped with: a substrate holder that holds the substrate; a substrate encoder system that includes head units and scales, and acquires the position information of the substrate holder on the basis of the output of the head units; and a drive section that relatively moves one of the head units and the scales on the substrate holder with respect to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo AOKI, Atsushi HARA, Takachika SHIMOYAMA, Toru KAWAGUCHI, Katsuhiro SHIMATAKE, Iori NODA
  • Publication number: 20200118847
    Abstract: A substrate case includes a shaft portion around which a sheet-shaped substrate having a circuit area in which a circuit manufacturing process is performed is wound; and a cover portion that accommodates the substrate in the state of being wound around the shaft portion, the shaft portion having a holding portion that holds an area different from the circuit area at a winding start portion of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo MIZUTANI, Tohru KIUCHI, Toru KAWAGUCHI, Takashi MASUKAWA
  • Patent number: 10541160
    Abstract: A substrate case includes a shaft portion around which a sheet-shaped substrate having a circuit area in which a circuit manufacturing process is performed is wound; and a cover portion that accommodates the substrate in the state of being wound around the shaft portion, the shaft portion having a holding portion that holds an area different from the circuit area at a winding start portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Mizutani, Tohru Kiuchi, Toru Kawaguchi, Takashi Masukawa
  • Publication number: 20180356739
    Abstract: A liquid crystal exposure apparatus that exposes a substrate with an illumination light via a projection optical system is equipped with: a substrate holder that holds the substrate; a substrate encoder system that includes head units and scales, and acquires the position information of the substrate holder on the basis of the output of the head units; and a drive section that relatively moves one of the head units and the scales on the substrate holder with respect to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo AOKI, Atsushi HARA, Takachika SHIMOYAMA, Toru KAWAGUCHI, Katsuhiro SHIMATAKE, Iori NODA
  • Patent number: 9925776
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plurality of semiconductor chips for a liquid discharge head from a substrate includes forming trenches of a linear form through etching from the second surface along intended cutting portions, forming modified portions in the substrate by irradiating a laser beam from the first surface side along the intended cutting portions, and splitting the substrate into the plurality of semiconductor chips for a liquid discharge head, by cutting the substrate with stress applied to the modified portions. The intended cutting portions include inclined portions extending in a direction inclined with respect to a crystal orientation plane of the substrate and uninclined portions extending in a direction along the crystal orientation plane of the substrate, and the trenches are formed at least along the inclined portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takahashi, Toru Kawaguchi, Toshiyasu Sakai, Masataka Kato
  • Patent number: 9872008
    Abstract: A transmission device transmits data for causing a video display device to display, in a display area, a video made up of a 3D video and a superposed display object, the transmission device comprising: a division information generator generating division information indicating a range for each of two or more regions into which the display area is divided by at least one boundary line that is horizontal; an offset information configurator generating offset information in accordance with a 3D video depth in one of the regions, the offset information indicating a region depth for 3D display of the display object in the region, and a different piece of the offset information being generated for each region; a stream generator generating a transport stream that includes the division information, the offset information, and 3D video data for displaying the 3D video; and a stream transmitter transmitting the transport stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoki Ogawa, Hiroshi Yahata, Toru Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20170361616
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plurality of semiconductor chips for a liquid discharge head from a substrate includes forming trenches of a linear form through etching from the second surface along intended cutting portions, forming modified portions in the substrate by irradiating a laser beam from the first surface side along the intended cutting portions, and splitting the substrate into the plurality of semiconductor chips for a liquid discharge head, by cutting the substrate with stress applied to the modified portions. The intended cutting portions include inclined portions extending in a direction inclined with respect to a crystal orientation plane of the substrate and uninclined portions extending in a direction along the crystal orientation plane of the substrate, and the trenches are formed at least along the inclined portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takahashi, Toru Kawaguchi, Toshiyasu Sakai, Masataka Kato
  • Patent number: 9661320
    Abstract: An encoding device that, when encoding frame image groups which represent scenes respectively viewed from plurality of viewpoints over predetermined time period, generates base-view video stream by encoding frame image group of standard viewpoint without using, as reference image, any frame image of other viewpoints, generates first-type dependent-view video stream by encoding frame image group of first-type viewpoint by using, as reference image, frame image of same time of base-view video stream or of another first-type dependent-view video stream, first-type viewpoint being positioned such that at least one viewpoint is present between first-type viewpoint and standard viewpoint, and generates second-type dependent-view video stream by encoding frame image group of second-type viewpoint by using, as reference images, frame images of same time of two viewpoints sandwiching second-type viewpoint, second-type viewpoint being neither standard viewpoint nor first-type viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taiji Sasaki, Hiroshi Yahata, Tomoki Ogawa, Takahiro Nishi, Toru Kawaguchi, Yuka Ozawa
  • Patent number: 9596450
    Abstract: A video transmission device for transmitting a video image so that a video playback device can recognize a transmission path for an additional-view video image transmittable through various transmission paths, and play back a 3D video image. The video transmission device includes: a storage unit for storing therein video images transmitted through respective virtual channels, and virtual channel information pieces including definition information pieces defining the respective virtual channels; and a transmission unit for transmitting the video images and the virtual channel information pieces through the respective virtual channels, wherein the stored video images include one of two viewpoint images constituting the 3D video image, and, in one of the definition information pieces defining one of the virtual channels through which the one of the two viewpoint images is transmitted, transmission form information indicating a form of transmitting the other one of the two viewpoint images is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoki Ogawa, Hiroshi Yahata, Toru Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 9580376
    Abstract: Provided is a method of subjecting an alkene to partial oxidation by using a fixed bed multitubular reactor, thereby producing an unsaturated aldehyde and/or an unsaturated carboxylic acid each corresponding to the alkene, wherein a plurality of catalyst layers formed by N division (N is N?2) with respect to a gas flow direction of a reaction tube are provided, and when a change (° C.) of hot spot temperature per 1° C. change of reaction bath temperature in the catalyst layer is designated as Sn, at least one of the plurality of catalyst layers is regulated to Sn?6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kawamura, Tatsuhiko Kurakami, Yuuta Nakazawa, Toru Kawaguchi, Motohiko Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9393553
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a novel catalyst having high mechanical strength and capable of obtaining an unsaturated aldehyde or an unsaturated carboxylic acid in a high yield and a method for producing the same, and a method for producing an unsaturated aldehyde and/or an unsaturated carboxylic acid using the catalyst. By containing silane-treated glass fibers in a catalytic active component composed of molybdenum and bismuth as essential components, high mechanical strength is revealed, and it is possible to obtain an unsaturated aldehyde or an unsaturated carboxylic acid in a high yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Kawaguchi, Yoshiko Shoya, Asa Taniguchi, Masashi Hashiba, Hideo Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9357200
    Abstract: A video processing device overlays appropriate presentation data over video images, even if the size of the display area for 3D video images differs from the size of the display area for presentation data that is to be presented with the 3D video images. The video processing device generates left- and right-view images from a 3D video stream, enlarges presentation data obtained from a relevant data stream to scale its display size to match the display size of video images, applying an offset value, which is determined to cause a specific parallax, to the thus enlarged presentation data to generate left- and right-view presentation data, and overlays the left-view presentation data over the left-view images and the right-view presentation data over the right-view images to display video images resulting from the overlaying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Uesaka, Hiroshi Yahata, Wataru Ikeda, Tomoki Ogawa, Yuka Ozawa, Toru Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20160145180
    Abstract: Provided is a method of subjecting an alkene to partial oxidation by using a fixed bed multitubular reactor, thereby producing an unsaturated aldehyde and/or an unsaturated carboxylic acid each corresponding to the alkene, wherein a plurality of catalyst layers formed by N division (N is N?2) with respect to a gas flow direction of a reaction tube are provided, and when a change (° C.) of hot spot temperature per 1° C. change of reaction bath temperature in the catalyst layer is designated as Sn, at least one of the plurality of catalyst layers is regulated to Sn?6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki KAWAMURA, Tatsuhiko KURAKAMI, Yuuta NAKAZAWA, Toru KAWAGUCHI, Motohiko SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20160059220
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a novel catalyst having high mechanical strength and capable of obtaining an unsaturated aldehyde or an unsaturated carboxylic acid in a high yield and a method for producing the same, and a method for producing an unsaturated aldehyde and/or an unsaturated carboxylic acid using the catalyst. By containing silane-treated glass fibers in a catalytic active component composed of molybdenum and bismuth as essential components, high mechanical strength is revealed, and it is possible to obtain an unsaturated aldehyde or an unsaturated carboxylic acid in a high yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Kawaguchi, Yoshiko Shoya, Asa Taniguchi, Masashi Hashiba, Hideo Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9185386
    Abstract: Provided is a video processing device that quickly identifies a distribution mode of a stream of display data, e.g., subtitles, and reproduces the data according to the distribution mode. The video processing device receives a transport stream including additional information and a data stream of display data to be displayed along with a 3D video, the additional information indicating whether the transport stream further includes left-view and right-view data streams generated from left-view and right-view data used for displaying the display data; determines whether the transport stream includes the left-view and the right-view data streams based on the additional information; and reproduces the left-view and the right-view data from the left-view and the right-view data streams when the transport stream includes the left-view and the right-view data streams, and reproduces alternative left-view and right-view data when the transport stream does not include the left-view and the right-view data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuka Ozawa, Toru Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Yahata, Yasushi Uesaka, Tomoki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9154767
    Abstract: A data broadcast display device guarantees stereoscopic perception by the user of a displayed 3D data broadcast image, while alleviating the discomfort a user experiences due to a delay in display. The data broadcast display device includes a reception unit that receives object data for generating the left-view and right-view objects, a display data generation unit that generates the left-view and right-view objects using the received object data while providing notification upon completion of the generation of each object, and a display control unit that determines, at predetermined time intervals, whether the notification has been received for both the left-view and right-view objects, includes both the left-view and right-view objects in a data broadcast image for display when determining affirmatively, and includes neither the left-view nor the right-view object in the data broadcast image for display when determining negatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuka Ozawa, Toru Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Yahata, Yasushi Uesaka, Tomoki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9106962
    Abstract: To provide a content playback device capable of, when playing back a content distributed in a streaming format via a network whose view mode is selectable among a plurality of view modes, presenting to a user the switchability between the view modes, thereby to improve the user's convenience. The content playback device includes a reception unit that receives, from the content distribution system, control information indicating a plurality of view modes selectable for viewing the video content, a presentation unit that presents, to a user, the view modes as options of a view mode for viewing the video content, an input reception unit that receives an input selecting one view mode among the view modes from the user; and a request unit that requests the content distribution system to distribute the video content in the streaming format, by transmitting information indicating the selected view mode to the content distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Munetsugu, Yuka Ozawa, Takuji Hiramoto, Toru Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Yahata
  • Patent number: 9027069
    Abstract: A content playback device reduces user discomfort, relative to conventional devices, when playback is interrupted and resumed after switching viewing modes, pieces of content representing different viewing modes for a common product, and differing in video length or having other differences. The content playback device receives and plays back streaming content from a content server delivering two pieces of content having different viewing modes for the common product, and comprises: a selection unit selecting a viewing mode; a determination unit determining whether playback of a first piece of content not having the selected viewing mode was interrupted; a conversion unit converting, when the determination unit has determined affirmatively, a playback interrupt position into a corresponding position in a second piece of content having the selected viewing mode; and a request unit making a request to the content server for transmission of the second piece of content from the corresponding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuka Ozawa, Toru Kawaguchi, Toshihiko Munetsugu, Takuji Hiramoto, Hiroshi Yahata