Toru Takahashi 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).
Abstract: An individual identifying device includes a conversion unit and an alignment unit. The conversion unit performs frequency conversion on an image obtained by imaging an object. The alignment unit performs alignment of an image for extracting a feature amount for identifying an individual of the object, based on a first subregion in the image after the frequency conversion.
Abstract: Provided is a photochemical reaction device wherein two partitions formed from an optically transparent material are arranged apart from each other between a light source and a reaction liquid, and an optically transparent fluid introduction/discharge means for introducing an optically transparent fluid between the partitions and discharging the fluid and a state change detection means for detecting a change in the state of the optically transparent fluid at the discharge side of the optically transparent fluid introduction/discharge means are provided. Also provided are a photochemical reaction method that uses the photochemical reaction device and a lactam production method that uses the photochemical reaction method. The present invention prevents decreases in the performance of the light source even when the optically transparent material in the photochemical reaction device is damaged, and makes it possible to reliably prevent ignition even if the reaction liquid is a flammable liquid.
Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a technique for determining the authenticity of a product without requiring a special device such as an integrated circuit (IC) tag. A means for solving this problem according to the invention is characterized by determining the authenticity of a target product on the basis of the validity of the association between the body of the product and a surface-treated component that is mounted to the body and that has been validated.
Abstract: An input device that enables wires to be bent together with a base material without deteriorating translucency and conductivity of the wires has: a base material having translucency and flexibility; first electrode parts and second electrode parts, both having translucency, that are provided in a sensing region on the base material; and lead wires that are electrically continuous to the first electrode parts and second electrode parts, the lead wires extending, on the base material, from the sensing region to a peripheral region. A bent portion is provided in the peripheral region on the base material. Each lead wire has a flexible laminated body provided on the bent portion. The flexible laminated body has a first amorphous ITO layer provided on the base material, a conductive layer provided on the first amorphous ITO layer, and a second amorphous ITO layer provided on the conductive layer.
Abstract: A capacitive sensor has first electrodes, a second electrode, and a third electrode, which are disposed at places where a manipulating body that is part of a human body such as a finger is detected. The capacitive sensor also has a capacitance detecting means and a deciding means. The deciding means identifies the number of manipulating bodies and directions (positions) according to the capacitances of the first electrodes, second electrode, and third electrode.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a head gimbal assembly includes a suspension and a magnetic head supported by the suspension via a gimbal portion. The magnetic head includes a slider and a head portion provided in the slider. The slider includes an air bearing surface, a pair of side surfaces, a leading-side end surface, and a trailing-side end surface. The slider includes a deep groove which is formed between the leading-side step portion and the trailing-side step portion and is open to the air bearing surface and the pair of side surfaces, and a pair of partition walls which extends from the trailing-side step portion toward the leading-side step portion along the pair of side surfaces to close at least a portion of a side surface opening of the deep groove.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a head gimbal assembly includes a suspension and a magnetic head supported by the suspension via a gimbal portion. The magnetic head includes a slider and a head portion in the slider. The slider includes an air bearing surface, a pair of side surfaces, a leading-side end surface, and a trailing-side end surface. The slider includes a deep groove which is formed between a leading-side step portion and a trailing-side step portion and is open to the air bearing surface and the pair of side surfaces, and at least a pair of capturing grooves which is formed on a bottom surface of the deep groove. The capturing grooves are provided along the pair of side surface and are placed with a gap from the pair of side surfaces.
August 6, 2018
August 22, 2019
Kazuhiro Furutani, Toru Watanabe, Masami Yamane, Kan Takahashi
Abstract: A circuit element includes an upper switching device, a lower switching device, an upper diode device, and a lower diode device. An upper drain is connected to a first terminal connected to a positive electrode of a power supply, and an upper source is connected to a third terminal. A lower drain is connected to a fourth terminal, and a lower source is connected to a second terminal connected to a negative electrode of the power supply. An upper anode is connected to the fourth terminal, and an upper cathode is connected to the first terminal. A lower anode is connected to the second terminal, and a lower cathode is connected to the third terminal. The third terminal and the fourth terminal are arranged so as to be able to be short-circuited outside of a package.
Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a polyisoprenoid, which can increase natural rubber production by enhancing the rubber synthesis activity of rubber particles. The present invention provides methods for producing a polyisoprenoid using a gene coding for a cis-prenyltransferase (CPT) family protein, a gene coding for a Nogo-B receptor (NgBR) family protein and a gene coding for a rubber elongation factor (REF) family protein, specifically a method for producing a polyisoprenoid in vitro using rubber particles bound to proteins coded for by these genes, and a method for producing a polyisoprenoid in vivo using a recombinant organism (plant) having these genes introduced therein.
June 1, 2016
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August 20, 2019
SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
Abstract: This axial gap-type rotary electrical machine has: a stator in which a plurality of core units each configured from a core, a coil, and a bobbin are disposed, centered around a rotating shaft, in an annular shape along the inner circumferential surface of a housing; and a rotor that is face-to-face with a cross-sectional surface of the core through a predetermined gap in a radial direction of the rotating shaft. The bobbin is formed in a cylindrical shape, has flange parts extending a predetermined amount in the outer circumferential direction at the top and bottom of the cylindrical shape, is provided with notch sections on the tip part in the inner circumferential direction of the flange part of the bobbin, and forms an acute angle. In addition, approximately circular notch sections are formed on adjacent side surface portions of the bobbin in the outer circumferential direction of the bobbin.
Abstract: Provided is a recorded material in which a recording liquid is satisfactorily fixed to a recording medium and which has a sufficient chroma and a sufficient lightness, in high-speed printing. The recorded material comprises a recording medium, a toner particle including colorant particles, and a cured resin including the toner particle and fixing a toner image formed of the toner particle onto the recording medium, wherein an average circularity of the toner particle is not less than 0.70 and not more than 0.99, the toner particle is not exposed from a surface of the cured resin, and an average distance between wall surfaces of the adjacent toner particles is not less than 10 nm and less than 125 nm.
Abstract: An array antenna device, including: a waveguide (1) having a plurality of radiation units (2) arranged on one tube wall thereof, in which the waveguide (1) has a plurality of grooves (3) arranged on an inner side of a tube wall facing the tube wall, movable short-circuit surfaces (4) each electrically short-circuited to an inner wall of one of the grooves (3), and movable short-circuit surface controlling mechanisms (5) for changing positions of the movable short-circuit surfaces (4).
Abstract: An output shaft includes a shaft hole with which a shaft is fittable, rotates by torque output from a motor, and outputs torque to the shaft. A magnet holder includes a holder hole with which the shaft is fittable and is rotatable together with the shaft. A magnet is disposed on the magnet holder. An angle sensor is capable of detecting magnetic flux from the magnet and outputs a signal corresponding to a rotation angle of the magnet holder. A play amount between the shaft and the shaft hole is set to a first predetermined value or larger. A play amount between the shaft and the holder hole is set to a second predetermined value or smaller.
Abstract: In an ejector, formed in a body is a swirling space which lets a high-pressure refrigerant flowing from a refrigerant inlet port swirl and introduces the swirling high-pressure refrigerant into a depressurizing space in which the swirled high-pressure refrigerant is depressurized and expanded. A passage formation member that defines a nozzle passage and a diffuser passage is shaped to have a cross-sectional area increasing with distance from the depressurizing space. Further, a temperature sensing unit of a drive device that displaces the passage formation member is housed in the body, and the temperature sensing unit and a diaphragm have annular shapes to surround at least the axial line of the passage formation member.
Abstract: A rotating electrical machine that comprises: a stator in which a plurality of core units that have a core and a coil are annularly arranged around a shaft center; a rotor that faces a flux end surface of the stator in the shaft-center direction with a prescribed gap therebetween; a housing that houses the stator and the rotor and has an outlet that guides a lead wire for the stator to the outside; and a resin that integrally molds the stator and an inner circumferential surface of the housing that includes the outlet. The inner diameter of the outlet becomes larger from the shaft-center side to the radial-direction outside. The outlet has an elastic member that keeps the resin from flowing to the outside of the housing. The elastic member has a hollow part through which the lead wire passes from the shaft-center side to the radial-direction outside. Pressure from a rotary-shaft radial direction seals between the hollow part and the lead wire.
December 15, 2017
June 27, 2019
Shuuichi TAKAHASHI, Yasuei YONEOKA, Toshifumi SUZUKI, Toru SAKAI, Daisaku TAKAHASHI, Jun SAKURAI, Daisuke KURAI
Abstract: A condition monitoring apparatus which monitors a condition of equipment including a rotor includes a storage and a calculator. The storage stores a plurality of results obtained from a plurality of divided data strings, respectively, resulting from division of a data string obtained by sampling at a regular time interval of signals from sensors provided in the equipment. The calculator estimates a plurality of rotation speeds corresponding to the plurality of divided data strings from the plurality of results accumulated in the storage, respectively, corrects the plurality of divided data strings based on the plurality of rotation speeds, respectively, and generates a corrected data string by combining the plurality of corrected divided data strings. A condition monitoring apparatus capable of accurately analyzing data obtained from the sensors while increase in cost is suppressed and influence by variation in rotation is lessened is thus provided.
Abstract: An input apparatus includes a plurality of electrodes spaced apart from each other, a signal processing unit configured to output an input signal depending on a change in a capacitance of each electrode, and a determination unit configured to determine whether an operation object comes in a proximity of at least one of electrodes based on input signals output from the signal processing unit. The determination unit makes a determination such that in a case where one of the input signals is greater than or equal to a first threshold value and an integral value of another of the plurality of input signals in a predetermined integration period is greater than or equal to a second threshold value, it is determined that an operation object has come in a proximity of an electrode corresponding to the one of the input signals.
Abstract: A method for forming a packaged electronic device includes providing a substrate comprising a lead and a pad. The method includes attaching a thermally conductive structure to the pad and attaching an electronic component to one of the thermally conductive structure or the pad. The method includes electrically coupling the electronic component to the lead, and forming a package body that encapsulates the electronic component and at least portions of the lead, the pad, and the thermally conductive structure, wherein the package body has a first major surface and a second major surface opposite to the first major surface, and one of the first bottom surface of the thermally conductive structure or the bottom surface of the pad is exposed in the first major surface of the package body.
Abstract: An input device includes a light-transmissive panel made of synthetic resin, an electrode layer, a decorative layer disposed on an inner surface of the panel, and an inner resin layer disposed on a surface of the decorative layer. The inner resin layer has a connection pattern on a surface thereof. The connection pattern is in electrical communication with the electrode layer. The input device further includes a flexible printed circuit board joined to the surface of the inner resin layer by thermocompression bonding.
Abstract: Provided is a liquid feeding device which can improve collection efficiency of fine particles on an individual particle basis while improvement of workability is realized. A liquid feeding device includes: an introduction portion disposed on one end portion of the liquid feeding device, and configured to introduce a liquid into a closed space; a discharge portion disposed on another end portion of the liquid feeding device, and configured to discharge the liquid supplied into the closed space; and an upper wall provided so as to oppose the upper surface of the chip, and configured to define the closed space. The upper wall has an inclined surface which is provided such that a gap formed between the inclined surface and the chip is reduced from an introduction portion side toward a discharge portion side.
January 30, 2019
May 30, 2019
FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
Kenichi KIMURA, Ken TSUKII, Toru TAKAHASHI, Mariko MATSUNAGA, Jie XU