Patents by Inventor Toru Yamamoto

Toru Yamamoto 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: 20210222849
    Abstract: Energy density of excitation light for irradiation is adjusted to achieve an improvement in fluorescent light emission intensity. An optical element includes a phosphor layer configured to emit fluorescent light by being excited by excitation light emitted from a light source, the phosphor layer has a first surface to be irradiated with the excitation light, an excitation light irradiation region of the first surface includes a first region and a second region, the first region is processed beforehand to be set at an angle that is not perpendicular to a propagation direction of the excitation light, and the first region and the second region are non-parallel to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: HIDEOMI YUI, SHIGERU AOMORI, MUTSUKO YAMAMOTO, TORU KANNO, TOMOKO UEKI
  • Publication number: 20210144306
    Abstract: A mobile image pickup device includes an imaging unit (20), an acceleration and angular velocity detecting unit, a processing unit that processes acceleration and angular velocity information which is detected by the acceleration and angular velocity detecting unit, a reaction wheel that rotates based on a command value which is calculated by the processing unit, and a housing (10) that accommodates the imaging unit (20), the acceleration and angular velocity detecting unit, the processing unit, and the reaction wheel therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Masayuki GOTO, Shinji MITANI, Shuhei SHIGETO, Nobutaka TANISHIMA, Toru YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10908320
    Abstract: The coated glass sheet of the present invention includes: a glass sheet; and a coating film provided on at least one principal surface of the glass sheet. The coating film includes a dense layer and a porous layer. The dense layer is positioned between the porous layer and the glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takeshi Yabuta, Toru Yamamoto, Fumiyoshi Kondo, Yoko Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20200399170
    Abstract: The coated glass sheet of the present invention includes: a glass sheet; and a coating film provided on at least one principal surface of the glass sheet and having a smooth surface. The coating film includes: isolated closed pores present within the coating film; and a matrix. The coating film is substantially free of open pores open at the surface of the coating film. For the coated glass sheet of the present invention, a transmittance gain is 2.5% or more, the transmittance gain being calculated by subtracting an average transmittance of the glass sheet as determined by applying light having wavelengths of 380 to 1100 nm to the glass sheet in the absence of the coating film on the surface of the glass sheet from an average transmittance of the coated glass sheet as determined by applying light having the wavelengths to the coated glass sheet from a side on which the coating film lies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Fumiyoshi KONDO, Takeshi YABUTA, Toru YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10815664
    Abstract: A coated PC steel stranded cable includes: a stranded cable in which a plurality of elemental wires each composed of steel are twisted together; an anti-corrosive coating having an outer circumferential portion that coats an outer circumference of the stranded cable; an outer coating that coats an outer circumference of the anti-corrosive coating; and an optical fiber provided at a position inwardly of an outer circumferential surface of the outer coating and corresponding to a strand groove in the stranded cable so as to follow expansion and contraction of the stranded cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Oikawa, Masato Yamada, Yoshiyuki Matsubara, Shinji Nakaue, Toru Yamamoto, Shinichi Yamanobe, Michio Imai, Naoki Sogabe, Kazumasa Okubo, Kazuyoshi Chikiri, Toshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10800700
    Abstract: The coated glass sheet of the present invention includes: a glass sheet; and a coating film provided on at least one principal surface of the glass sheet and having a smooth surface. The coating film includes: isolated closed pores present within the coating film; and a matrix. The coating film is substantially free of open pores open at the surface of the coating film. For the coated glass sheet of the present invention, a transmittance gain is 2.5% or more, the transmittance gain being calculated by subtracting an average transmittance of the glass sheet as determined by applying light having wavelengths of 380 to 1100 nm to the glass sheet in the absence of the coating film on the surface of the glass sheet from an average transmittance of the coated glass sheet as determined by applying light having the wavelengths to the coated glass sheet from a side on which the coating film lies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Fumiyoshi Kondo, Takeshi Yabuta, Toru Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200310610
    Abstract: Techniques for better information sharing and control switching in a graphical user interface (GUI) are described. In an example, a computer system determines a user context indicating a likely user interest in applications. Upon a user request for a menu, windows are added to a dynamic area of the menu based on the user context and correspond to the applications. The menu is presented in the GUI and each window be shown in a glanced state to provide quick information about the corresponding application. When the user focus shifts to a window, that window is presented in a focused state to also provide a selectable action that can be performed. Upon a user selection of the window, the window is presented in a selected state to further provide additional performable actions. The window can be pinned to the GUI and user control can automatically switch to another application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Toru Yamamoto, Katsuya Hyodo, Kohichi Aoki, Robert E. Brown
  • Publication number: 20200310602
    Abstract: Techniques for better information sharing and control switching in a graphical user interface (GUI) are described. In an example, a computer system determines a user context indicating a likely user interest in applications. Upon a user request for a menu, windows are added to a dynamic area of the menu based on the user context and correspond to the applications. The menu is presented in the GUI and each window be shown in a glanced state to provide quick information about the corresponding application. When the user focus shifts to a window, that window is presented in a focused state to also provide a selectable action that can be performed. Upon a user selection of the window, the window is presented in a selected state to further provide additional performable actions. The window can be pinned to the GUI and user control can automatically switch to another application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Toru Yamamoto, Katsuya Hyodo, Kohichi Aoki, Robert E. Brown
  • Publication number: 20200310603
    Abstract: Techniques for better information sharing and control switching in a graphical user interface (GUI) are described. In an example, a computer system determines a user context indicating a likely user interest in applications. Upon a user request for a menu, windows are added to a dynamic area of the menu based on the user context and correspond to the applications. The menu is presented in the GUI and each window be shown in a glanced state to provide quick information about the corresponding application. When the user focus shifts to a window, that window is presented in a focused state to also provide a selectable action that can be performed. Upon a user selection of the window, the window is presented in a selected state to further provide additional performable actions. The window can be pinned to the GUI and user control can automatically switch to another application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Toru Yamamoto, Katsuya Hyodo, Kohichi Aoki, Robert E. Brown
  • Publication number: 20200139254
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a receiving section configured to receive an input of a usage purpose of the information processing device from a user, an identifying section configured to identify a procedure including one or more steps necessary for realizing the usage purpose, a first screen generating section configured to generate an operating screen for completing one step in the identified procedure, and a second screen generating section configured to generate an information screen including information regarding the identified procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: You ASAKURA, Shuji HIRAMATSU, Daisuke KAWAMURA, Wataru KANEKO, Takashi HATAKEDA, Takeshi NAKAGAWA, Shigeru ENOMOTO, Toru YAMAMOTO, Satoshi KOBAYASHI, Koichi AOKI
  • Publication number: 20200075964
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrode catalyst for a fuel cell that includes a carbon support (11) having pores (13) and catalyst particles containing platinum or a platinum alloy supported on the carbon support (11). The pores (13) of the carbon support (11) have a mode size of pores (13) in a range of 2.1 nm to 5.1 nm. A total pore volume of the pores (13) of the carbon support (11) is in a range of 21 cm3/g to 35 cm3/g. A distance between the catalyst particles and a surface of the carbon support (11) is in a range of 2.0 nm to 12 nm as a distance of a 50% cumulative frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION, NIPPON STEEL Chemical & Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuaki MIZUTANI, Yusuke ITOH, Toru YAMAMOTO, Kotaro HORIAI, Mikihiro KATAOKA, Yuki MAKINO
  • Patent number: 10575769
    Abstract: A data-oriented feedback controller disclosed herein allows the user to wear or use a device under control comfortably, and includes: a device under control for determining a controlled variable ?(t) with respect to a human being in accordance with an input manipulated variable u(t); a primary controller for determining the manipulated variable u(t) based on an input difference v(t) between an estimated target value w(t) and the controlled variable ?(t); a psychological evaluator for detecting biometric information bio(t) about the human being corresponding to the controlled variable ?(t), evaluating the human being's psychology based on the biometric information bio(t), and determining a psychological output value y(t) representing the psychology; and a secondary controller for receiving a difference ?(t) between a target value r(t) of the human being's psychology and the psychological output value y(t) and determining the estimated target value w(t) based on the difference ?(t).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Toru Yamamoto, Takuya Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10496258
    Abstract: An image of a folder linked to one program is displayed on a display section by a simpler operation than a conventional operation. A control section displays a program icon image on a display section, the program icon image being an image associated with a program, and being an image causing processing related to the program to be performed in response to reception of a predetermined operation on the image. The control section changes the program icon image displayed on the display section and associated with the program to a folder corresponding image in response to reception of an instruction to generate a folder linked to the program, the folder corresponding image being an image associated with the folder linked to the program, and being an image causing the program corresponding image associated with the program linked to the folder to be displayed on the display section in response to reception of the predetermined operation on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Sumino Sato, Norihiro Nagai, Toru Yamamoto, Yuji Nakamura, Ryota Uchino, Takeshi Nakagawa, Makoto Saito, Masanori Nomura
  • Patent number: 10426231
    Abstract: A molded surface fastener comprises at least one surface fastener portion and a foldable piece portion that extends from the surface fastener portion. At least a part of the foldable piece portion has flexibility. The surface fastener portion has a pair of first barrier portions and a second barrier portion. A cushion body with the molded surface fastener anchored to a prescribed position while a plurality of engaging elements are in an exposed state can be stably manufactured by way of foam molding the cushion body using the molded surface fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichi Murasaki, Toru Yamamoto, Yoshitomo Iyoda, Genta Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10403906
    Abstract: A fuel cell electrode catalyst includes a carbon support having pores, and catalyst particles supported on the carbon support and containing platinum or a platinum alloy. The pores of the fuel cell electrode catalyst have a mode pore size within a range from 2 nm to 5 nm. In the pores of the fuel cell electrode catalyst, a pore volume of pores having pore sizes within the range from 2 nm to 5 nm is 0.4 cm3/g or larger. The catalyst particles have a crystallite size within the range from 2 nm to 5 nm at a platinum (220) plane. A density of the supported catalyst particles is within a range from 10% by mass to 50% by mass with respect to a total mass of the fuel cell electrode catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, NIPPON STEEL Chemical & Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Itoh, Toru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10377004
    Abstract: A tool magazine includes a magazine arm and a gripper plate. The magazine arm has a tool pot to hold a tool. The magazine arm is pivotable around a pivotal axis such that the tool pot pivots around the pivotal axis. The gripper plate has at least one gripper to hold the tool at a holding position on a circular arc track along which the tool moves when the magazine arm pivots. The at least one gripper is open in a tangent direction of the circular arc track at the holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAZAKI MAZAK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Hara, Kouichi Shouji, Tetsuya Nakanishi, Reiji Maekawa, Jumpei Kitayama
  • Patent number: 10355286
    Abstract: A fuel cell electrode catalyst includes a carbon support having pores, and catalyst particles supported on the carbon support and containing platinum or a platinum alloy. The pores of the fuel cell electrode catalyst have a mode pore size within a range from 2 nm to 5 nm. In the pores of the fuel cell electrode catalyst, a pore volume of pores having pore sizes within the range from 2 nm to 5 nm is 0.4 cm3/g or larger. The catalyst particles have a crystallite size within the range from 2 nm to 5 nm at a platinum (220) plane. A density of the supported catalyst particles is within a range from 10% by mass to 50% by mass with respect to a total mass of the fuel cell electrode catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, NIPPON STEEL Chemical & Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Itoh, Toru Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180375139
    Abstract: An electrode catalyst for fuel cells that can inhibit an increase in gas diffusion resistance includes a carbon material having a ratio of a peak intensity IA derived from an amorphous structure to a peak intensity IG derived from a graphite structure in an X-ray diffraction spectrum (ratio IA/IG) of 0.90 or less as a catalyst-supporting carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru YAMAMOTO, Nobuaki MIZUTANI, Kohei KOYAMADA, Kotaro HORIAI, Mikihiro KATAOKA, Kenji YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180292577
    Abstract: The coated glass sheet of the present invention includes: a glass sheet; and a coating film provided on at least one principal surface of the glass sheet. The coating film includes a dense layer and a porous layer. The dense layer is positioned between the porous layer and the glass sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi YABUTA, Toru YAMAMOTO, Fumiyoshi KONDO, Yoko MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180274237
    Abstract: A coated PC steel stranded cable includes: a stranded cable in which a plurality of elemental wires each composed of steel are twisted together; an anti-corrosive coating having an outer circumferential portion that coats an outer circumference of the stranded cable; an outer coating that coats an outer circumference of the anti-corrosive coating; and an optical fiber provided at a position inwardly of an outer circumferential surface of the outer coating and corresponding to a strand groove in the stranded cable so as to follow expansion and contraction of the stranded cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Masashi Oikawa, Masato Yamada, Yoshiyuki Matsubara, Shinji Nakaue, Toru Yamamoto, Shinichi Yamanobe, Michio Imai, Naoki Sogabe, Kazumasa Okubo, Kazuyoshi Chikiri, Toshiyuki Kobayashi