Patents by Inventor Tsutomu Kobayashi

Tsutomu Kobayashi 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: 10918991
    Abstract: An air suspension system includes an air suspension, a compressor, a dryer apparatus, and so forth. The dryer apparatus includes a dryer case, an inner cylinder, a first inlet port, a first outlet port, a first desiccant, an outer cylinder, a second inlet port, a second outlet port, a second other-end side filter, a second desiccant, and so forth. The first desiccant comprises a molecular sieve, for example, which exhibits high water adsorption performance at high temperature. On the other hand, the second desiccant comprises silica gel, for example, which exhibits high water adsorption performance at low temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kawai, Tsutomu Ito, Kan Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10914013
    Abstract: Provided are a photocatalyst electrode for oxygen generation exhibiting a satisfactory onset potential, and a module including this photocatalyst electrode. The photocatalyst electrode for oxygen generation includes a current collector layer; a photocatalyst on the current collector layer; and a promoter supported on at least a portion of the photocatalyst, in which the promoter contains a first metal oxide having an oxygen generation overvoltage of 0.4 V or lower, and a second metal oxide having an oxygen generation overvoltage of higher than 0.4 V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: FUJIFILM Corporation, JAPAN TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHETIC CHEMICAL PROCESS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Kazunari Domen, Tsutomu Minegishi, Atsushi Ohnishi, Koichiro Ueda, Chisato Katayama, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10910144
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a common mode filter that comprises a drum core including a winding core portion and a pair of flange portions provided at both ends of the winding core portion, and first and second wires wound around the winding core portion so as to form a pair-wire for each turn. The first and second wires includes one or a plurality of sparsely-wound portions in which the first and second wires are wound with adjacent pair-wires spaced from each other, and one or a plurality of closely-wound portions in which the first and second wires are wound with adjacent pair-wires in close contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Tomonari, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Kazunori Arimitsu
  • Publication number: 20200412977
    Abstract: A camera system includes an imaging device configured to change sensitivity according to an instruction from a user; a display; and a graphic interface unit that causes the display to selectively display a first image for receiving the instruction for continuously changing the sensitivity and a second image for receiving the instruction for changing the sensitivity stepwise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Tsutomu KOBAYASHI, Kazuko NISHIMURA, Yasuo MIYAKE, Sanshiro SHISHIDO
  • Patent number: 10875376
    Abstract: An air suspension system includes air suspensions (1, 2) performing vehicle height adjustment in response to supply and discharge of air, a compressor (3) compressing air, a tank (4) storing compressed air, a first passage (6) connecting between the delivery side of the compressor and the tank, and a second passage (7) connecting between the delivery side of the compressor and the air suspensions. A first dryer (10) is provided in the middle of the first passage to dry air flowing through the first passage. A second dryer (11) is provided in the middle of the second passage to dry air flowing through the second passage. Thus, compressed air generated from ambient air sucked in by the compressor can be dried by the second dryer and supplied directly into the air chambers of the air suspensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ito, Kan Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200369232
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an airbag device capable of controlling flow of gas discharged from an inflator. [Resolution Means] The airbag device is an airbag device that expands and deploys in a vehicle passenger compartment of a vehicle and restrains a passenger sitting in a first seat from a side, including: a cushion 41 provided with a horizontal portion 41d that deploys in a horizontal direction of the vehicle in an expanded and deployed state and a protruding portion 41e that deploys in an upward direction of the vehicle from a center portion of the horizontal portion 41d; a diffuser that is secured inside the cushion 41, that is open in the horizontal direction of the vehicle, closed in a downward direction of the vehicle, and partially or entirely closed in a direction toward the protruding portion; and an inflator 42 that is secured to the first seat, provided inside the diffuser, and that discharges gas for expansion and deployment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yuto KOBAYASHI, Tsutomu SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10825979
    Abstract: A piezoelectric element includes: a substrate; a first electrode which is disposed on the substrate; a piezoelectric body layer which is disposed on the first electrode, which has a plurality of layers configured to contain a piezoelectric body material, and in which the total thickness of the plurality of layers is within a range of 1.6 ?m to 10 ?m; and an intermediate layer which is disposed on an interlayer of the piezoelectric body layer, and which is configured to contain titanium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomokazu Kobayashi, Mitsumi Kishida, Tsutomu Asakawa
  • Publication number: 20200343035
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a common mode filter that comprises a drum core including a winding core portion and a pair of flange portions provided at both ends of the winding core portion, and first and second wires wound around the winding core portion so as to form a pair-wire for each turn. The first and second wires includes one or a plurality of sparsely-wound portions in which the first and second wires are wound with adjacent pair-wires spaced from each other, and one or a plurality of closely-wound portions in which the first and second wires are wound with adjacent pair-wires in close contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Toshio TOMONARI, Tsutomu KOBAYASHI, Kazunori ARIMITSU
  • Publication number: 20200340806
    Abstract: A method for measuring a distance of diffusion of a curing catalyst for a thermosetting silicon-containing material includes the steps of: forming a silicon-containing film from a composition containing a thermosetting silicon-containing material, a curing catalyst and a solvent; coating the silicon-containing film with a photosensitive resin composition containing a resin whose solubility in alkaline developer is increased by the action of an acid, an acid generator and a solvent, and subsequently heating to prepare a substrate on which the silicon-containing film and a resin film are formed; irradiating the substrate with a high energy beam or an electron beam to generate an acid and heat-treating the substrate to increase the solubility of the resin in an alkaline developer by the action of the acid in the resin film; dissolving the resin film in an alkaline developer; and measuring a film thickness of the remaining resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu OGIHARA, Tsukasa WATANABE, Yoshio KAWAI, Tomohiro KOBAYASHI, Yusuke BIYAJIMA, Masahiro KANAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10811247
    Abstract: A cleaning and drying method of a semiconductor substrate capable of suppressing collapse or breakdown of a pattern which occur at the time of drying a cleaning solution after cleaning the substrate and decomposition of a resin at a bottom of the pattern, and capable of removing the cleaning solution with good efficiency without using a specific device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ogihara, Osamu Watanabe, Takeshi Nagata, Naoki Kobayashi, Daisuke Kori
  • Patent number: 10805554
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a photoelectric converter including a pixel electrode, a counter electrode, and a photoelectric conversion layer between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode, the photoelectric conversion layer converting incident light into an electric charge; and a voltage application circuit that applies a first voltage between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode in a first frame and that applies a second voltage between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode in a second frame different from the first frame, the first voltage being a constant voltage, the second voltage being a pulse-shaped voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kobayashi, Kazuko Nishimura, Yasuo Miyake, Sanshiro Shishido
  • Publication number: 20200307269
    Abstract: To provide a printing apparatus and a conveyance apparatus that are capable of preventing a cut position to be cut by a cutting unit from deviating, in a printing apparatus in which printing is performed by a printing unit on a printing medium that is conveyed by a conveyance unit and the printing medium is cut by a cutting unit while being conveyed by the conveyance unit and a conveying force apply unit, the sconveying force apply unit is arranged on an outer side relative to the cutting unit and configured to apply a conveying force to the printing medium in a direction outward in a width direction from an upstream to a downstream in a conveyance direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo Kobayashi, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Publication number: 20200307272
    Abstract: To provide a printing apparatus and a conveyance apparatus that are capable of preventing a cut position to be cut by a slitter (cutting unit) from deviating, a printing apparatus, which is configured to perform printing by use of a printing unit on a printing medium conveyed by a conveyance unit and is configured to cut the printing medium on which the printing has been performed by the printing unit by use of a cutting unit at a cut position along a conveyance direction of the conveyance unit, includes an abutment portion configured to abut on a printing surface of the printing medium at an inner position relative to the cut position in a width direction of the printing medium, the width direction that crosses the conveyance direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Suzuki, Ryo Kobayashi, Tsutomu Obata
  • Publication number: 20200286943
    Abstract: A first conductive portion includes a first pad surrounded by a first insulator film in a plane perpendicular to a first direction, and a first via connected to the first pad so that the first via is positioned between the first pad and a first semiconductor layer in the first direction. A second conductive portion includes a second pad surrounded by a second insulator film in a plane perpendicular to the first direction, and a second via connected to the second pad so that the second via is positioned between the second pad and a second semiconductor layer in the first direction. The first and the second conductive portions are different in dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Tsutomu Tange, Takumi Ogino, Hiroaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10755848
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a common mode filter that comprises a drum core including a winding core portion and a pair of flange portions provided at both ends of the winding core portion, and first and second wires wound around the winding core portion so as to form a pair-wire for each turn. The first and second wires includes one or a plurality of sparsely-wound portions in which the first and second wires are wound with adjacent pair-wires spaced from each other, and one or a plurality of closely-wound portions in which the first and second wires are wound with adjacent pair-wires in close contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Tomonari, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Kazunori Arimitsu
  • Publication number: 20200254960
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an airbag device or the like that can suppress the occupant seated in a driver seat from moving toward the passenger seat. [Solving Means] An airbag device includes an airbag cushion inflating and deploying in a vehicle cabin of a vehicle to laterally restrain an occupant seated in a seat, and the airbag cushion includes: a housing portion that stores an inflator for jetting gas for inflation and deployment; a first portion folded in a roll or bellows shape from one horizontal end of the airbag cushion to a vicinity of the housing portion; a second portion that horizontally extends opposite to the first portion when viewed from the housing portion and is folded back toward the folded first portion; and a third portion that further extends from the second portion disposed opposite to the housing portion (411) with respect to the first portion, the third portion being folded in a roll or bellows shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yuto KOBAYASHI, Tsutomu SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20200251518
    Abstract: A semiconductor apparatus comprising: a first semiconductor component including a first semiconductor layer and a first insulation film; and a second semiconductor component including a second semiconductor layer and a second insulation film, wherein the first semiconductor component and the second semiconductor component are bonded to each other by each of a plurality of first electric conductor portions provided in the first insulation film and each of a plurality of second electric conductor portions provided in the second insulation film, each of the plurality of first electric conductor portions is constituted by one pad surrounded by the first insulation film and N vias bonded to the one pad so as to be positioned between the one pad and the first semiconductor layer, and a volume VTR of the one pad and a total volume VTH of the N vias satisfy VTR/VTH?N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Takumi Ogino, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Tsutomu Tange, Akihiro Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200244905
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: pixels arranged in m rows by n columns; a first comparator that generates a first output signal indicating a result of comparison between a first pixel signal outputted from each pixel located in an ath column among the pixels and a reference signal; a first counter that generates a first digital signal by counting a period from start of a first counting period to inversion of the first output signal; and a first control circuit that determines, in accordance with a magnitude correlation between the first digital signal obtained from a first pixel located at the ath column and a bth row and a threshold, a period in which the first clock signal is supplied to the first counter in the first counting period of a second pixel located at the ath column and a cth row different from the bth row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tsutomu KOBAYASHI, Yuusuke SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10714937
    Abstract: A voltage reactive power control device includes a bus voltage fluctuation extracting unit that extracts a bus voltage fluctuation from a voltage of a secondary-side bus, an RE component extracting unit that extracts a fluctuation component due to renewable energy power generation from the bus voltage fluctuation, a creating unit that creates a reactive power command value for suppressing the fluctuation component based on the bus voltage fluctuation component due to the renewable energy power generation extracted by the RE component extracting unit, and a control unit that executes the reactive power control on a battery system based on the reactive power command value. The RE component extracting unit extracts the fluctuation component due to the renewable energy power generation by eliminating the fluctuation components other than the fluctuation component due to the renewable energy power generation from the bus voltage fluctuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Ebata, Takenori Kobayashi, Yoko Kosaka, Tsutomu Tanno, Mami Mizutani, Masako Kiuchi
  • Publication number: 20200215832
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata