Patents by Inventor Tsutomu Takahashi

Tsutomu 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).

  • Patent number: 11542983
    Abstract: A motion guide device includes: a supporting body; a movable body which is movable along the supporting body; a roller which is configured to be rollable between the supporting body and the movable body; a roller holding member which is provided on the movable body to hold the roller, wherein the roller holding member comprises an upper roller holding member and a lower roller holding member, a protrusion is formed on the lower roller holding member, the protrusion is in a length direction of the movable body and opposite to a foot of the movable body, an opening is formed on the foot, the opening is opened to a side of the supporting body in the length direction to receive the protrusion, a protrusion width of the protrusion is greater than an opening width of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunlei Liang, Rendong Li, Jixun Sha, Tsutomu Togashi, Soshi Miyahara, Masakazu Takahashi, Kaoru Hoshide, Katsuya Iida
  • Publication number: 20220418137
    Abstract: A battery exchanger in which a mobile battery that has a connector is held by being accommodated or placed therein, wherein the battery exchanger has: a slot for holding the mobile battery; a connector provided to the slot in a manner allowing relative movement, the connector being connected to the connector; a through-hole provided to the slot, the connector being passed through the through-hole; and a shutter provided to the slot in a manner allowing relative movement, the shutter closing off at least a part of the through-hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Takashi Matsumoto, Tsutomu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20220394856
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board including a terminal includes a flexible printed circuit board that includes an electrically conductive line and the terminal soldered to the flexible printed circuit board. The flexible printed circuit board includes a land and a soldering restricting section. The land is electrically connected to the electrically conductive line and has a metal surface and is soldered to the terminal. The soldering restricting section has a non-metal surface and is not soldered to the terminal. The terminal includes an overlapping section and a protrusion section. The overlapping section overlaps the land and is soldered to the land and includes a removed section that is formed in such a manner that a portion is partially removed in a predefined area. The protruding section is continuous from the overlapping section and protrudes to an area that does not overlap the flexible printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Tsutomu KITAJIMA, Yoshiro ADACHI, Yuuki OOHASHI, Manabu SUDOU
  • Publication number: 20220394855
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board includes an electrically conductive line and a land that is connected to the electrically conductive line and to be connected to a terminal. The land includes soldering portions that have metal surfaces and to which the terminal is to be soldered. A dividing section is between the soldering portions and the dividing section has a non-metal surface and defines each of the soldering portions that are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Hideo TAKAHASHI, Shinichi TAKASE, Hiroki SHIMODA, Tsutomu KITAJIMA, Yoshiro ADACHI, Yuuki OOHASHI, Manabu SUDOU
  • Patent number: 11512380
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing more beautiful black coated steel sheets by uniformly blackening the coating layer. Specifically, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing black coated steel sheets, which brings Zn—Al—Mg alloy coated steel sheets (1) into contact with steam in a closed container (10), wherein said closed container (10) can maintain a predefined internal pressure through variable control of the amount of steam flowing into said closed container (10) and/or the amount of steam flowing out of said closed container (10), and in said closed container (10) that can maintain said predefined pressure, said Zn—Al—Mg alloy coated steel sheets (1) have contact with the steam introduced into said closed container (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL NISSHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Yamamoto, Tadashi Nakano, Ichiro Takahashi, Hiroyuki Nakamizo, Toshiaki Sato, Yoshinobu Kurisu, Yuuki Sakuraba, Yoshitaka Yukura, Tsutomu Ohta, Shinichi Kajimoto, Noboru Suzuki, Masahiko Tsuchiyama, Yuusuke Murai
  • Publication number: 20220362938
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a control unit that controls a first motor and a second motor. The control unit controls a rotation angle of a driven unit using one of the first motor and the second motor based on a direction of disturbance and controls, using the other of the first motor and the second motor, backlash removal from a decelerating unit configured to transmit an output of the first motor or the second motor to the driven unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Toshiya Takahashi, Hiroshi Kawachi, Tsutomu Osaka
  • Publication number: 20220368841
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging element that can reduce noise. The imaging element includes: a photoelectric conversion element; a first amplification element that amplifies a signal from the photoelectric conversion element; a second amplification element that amplifies an output from the first amplification element; an offset element provided between the first amplification element and the second amplification element; a first reset element that resets the first amplification element; and a second reset element that resets the second amplification element. The offset element is a capacitor. A charge is accumulated in the offset element via a feedback loop of an output from the second amplification element, and an offset bias is generated. The present technology can be applied to an imaging element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki NISHIHARA, Tomohiro TAKAHASHI, Masao MATSUMURA, Tsutomu IMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220328917
    Abstract: Provided is a holding device capable of holding an electric device preferably. A battery replacement machine holding a mobile battery is provided with: a battery tray on which the mobile battery is held and which is provided turnably about a turning axis so as to be positioned at first and second positions; and a front tray locking mechanism for regulating the turning of the battery tray when the battery tray is at the second position, wherein when the battery tray is at the first position, a bottom part holding the mobile battery is relatively close to a horizontal state as compared to when the battery tray is at the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Tsutomu Takahashi, Takashi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11462806
    Abstract: Provided is a metal-air battery and a method of using the same that make it possible to obtain a high output while also promoting the discharge of product associated with power generation and achieve stable output over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKURA COMPOSITES INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Takahashi, Tsutomu Narita, Yuka Amamori, Hiroshi Sakama
  • Patent number: 11456619
    Abstract: Included are an energy management apparatus that manages at least one or more management target that consumes energy; and a user terminal that transmits and receives information to and from the energy management apparatus via a network. The energy management apparatus includes an energy management controller that prepares a question regarding a behavior of a user who uses the at least one or more management target, and transmits it to the user terminal. The user terminal includes a user terminal controller that transmits a question answer regarding the received question to the energy management controller when receiving the question transmitted from the energy management controller. The energy management controller predicts an energy consumption amount of the at least one or more management target based on the received question answer when receiving the question answer transmitted from the user terminal controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kawamura, Masatoshi Kumagai, Hirotaka Takahashi, Ryousuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11456725
    Abstract: An acoustic wave device includes a high-acoustic-velocity film, a low-acoustic-velocity film provided on the high-acoustic-velocity film, a piezoelectric layer provided on the low-acoustic-velocity film, and an IDT electrode provided on the piezoelectric layer. An acoustic velocity of bulk waves propagating through the high-acoustic-velocity film is higher than an acoustic velocity of acoustic waves propagating through the piezoelectric layer. An acoustic velocity of bulk waves propagating through the low-acoustic-velocity film is lower than an acoustic velocity of bulk waves propagating through the piezoelectric layer. The low-acoustic-velocity film includes a material including hydrogen atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Yamamoto, Tsutomu Takai, Hideaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11431927
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging element that can reduce noise. The imaging element includes: a photoelectric conversion element; a first amplification element that amplifies a signal from the photoelectric conversion element; a second amplification element that amplifies an output from the first amplification element; an offset element provided between the first amplification element and the second amplification element; a first reset element that resets the first amplification element; and a second reset element that resets the second amplification element. The offset element is a capacitor. A charge is accumulated in the offset element via a feedback loop of an output from the second amplification element, and an offset bias is generated. The present technology can be applied to an imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nishihara, Tomohiro Takahashi, Masao Matsumura, Tsutomu Imoto
  • Publication number: 20220266414
    Abstract: A method of accurately detecting an end point of substrate polishing using an acoustic sensor is disclosed. The method includes: detecting an acoustic event occurring with polishing of a substrate and outputting the acoustic event as acoustic signals; generating power spectra from the acoustic signals, each of the power spectra indicating a spectrum of a sound-pressure level; generating a power spectrum map indicating a temporal change in power spectrum by arranging the power spectra in a time-series order; and detecting a polishing end point of the substrate based on a change in the sound-pressure level in the power spectrum map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu MIKI, Yuta SUZUKI, Taro TAKAHASHI, Katsuhide WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220266418
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus of accurately detecting an end point of substrate polishing using an acoustic sensor is disclosed. The substrate processing apparatus for polishing a substrate by pressing the substrate against a polishing pad, includes: an acoustic sensor configured to detect an acoustic event occurring with polishing of a substrate and output the acoustic event as acoustic signals; a power-spectrum generator configured to generate power spectra from the acoustic signals, each of the power spectra indicating a spectrum of a sound-pressure level; a map updating device configured to generate a power spectrum map indicating a temporal change in power spectrum by arranging the power spectra in a time-series order; and an end-point determiner configured to detect a polishing end point of the substrate based on a change in the sound-pressure level in the power spectrum map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta Suzuki, Taro Takahashi, Katsuhide Watanabe, Tsutomu Miki
  • Publication number: 20220226823
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid supply method capable of accurately mixing a plurality of liquids without providing a complicated liquid supply control mechanism. A liquid supply method using an inspection chip 1, the liquid supply method including: a step of supplying a first liquid from an upstream flow path 4A to a combined flow path 7 and making the first liquid wet and spread on a wall surface of the combined flow path 7 to hold the first liquid in the combined flow path 7; a step of supplying a second liquid from the upstream flow path 4A to the combined flow path 7 and combining the first liquid and the second liquid; and a step of supplying the combined first liquid and the second liquid to a mixing flow path 8, and mixing the first liquid and the second liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takamasa KOUNO, Nobuhiko INUI, Tsutomu NAKAMURA, Shoutarou KOBARU, Kazuhiko IMAMURA, Ryousuke TAKAHASHI, Tomoya SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220224047
    Abstract: Provided is a power transmission device with which it is possible to minimize transmission of an excessive external force. This power transmission device (200) has an input lever (204), an output lever (212), and a housing (202) that are capable of moving relative to each other and that are mechanically connected to each other so as to be capable of transmitting power therebetween. The power transmission device has: a main spring (208) disposed on a first power transmission path that is for transmitting power between the input lever (204) and the output lever (212); a return spring (216) disposed on a second power transmission path that is for transmitting power between the input lever (204) and the housing (202); and a damper (214) disposed on a third power transmission path that is for transmitting power between the output lever (212) and the housing (202).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsunaga, Toshiya Seki, Junji Yasuda, Tsutomu Takahashi, Takashi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20220224159
    Abstract: A wireless power and data transmission apparatus includes an inner module and an outer module. The inner module includes: an annular-shaped first antenna disposed around an axis; and an annular-shaped first communication electrode disposed around the axis, the first communication electrode being at a different position from that of the first antenna regarding a direction along the axis. The outer module includes: an annular-shaped second antenna disposed around the axis, the second antenna performing power transmission or power reception with the first antenna via magnetic field coupling or electric field coupling; and an annular-shaped second communication electrode disposed around the axis, the second communication electrode being at a different position from that of the second antenna regarding the direction along the axis, and the second antenna performing communications with the first communication electrode via electric field coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Masato MATSUMOTO, Eiji TAKAHASHI, Hideaki MIYAMOTO, Tsutomu SAKATA
  • Patent number: 11385094
    Abstract: A fluid level detection apparatus includes a vibrator, a vibration sensor, and a controller. The vibrator is configured to apply a vibration to a container that contains a fluid. The vibration sensor is configured to detect a vibration wave that is generated by the vibrator and propagates through the container. The controller is configured to control an operation of the vibrator and perform arithmetic processing on a detection signal obtained from the vibration sensor. The vibrator and the vibration sensor are provided on an outer wall surface of the container at respective positions that interpose, from above and below, a fluid level of the fluid provided in the container. The controller is configured to calculate a height of the fluid level, on the basis of the vibration wave detected by the vibration sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu Tomizawa, Iwao Murata, Kohei Takahashi, Keiji Hori
  • Publication number: 20220203582
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a coil component comprising the steps of: preparing a coil assembly body in which a coil is attached on a magnetic core and a mold body which is formed with a cavity portion in the inside thereof and which includes at least one opening portion, putting a viscous admixture including magnetic powders and thermosetting resin and the coil assembly body in the cavity portion, pushing the put-in viscous admixture in the mold body, and thermally-curing the pushed-in viscous admixture and forming a magnetic exterior body which covers the coil assembly body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Motomi TAKAHASHI, Tomohiro KAJIYAMA, Teruaki TANAKA, Shinichi SAKAMOTO, Juichi OKI, Mitsugu KAWARAI, Tsutomu OTSUKA
  • Patent number: 10974100
    Abstract: A racket includes: a grip; an annular frame; and a shaft coupling the grip and the frame together; wherein a projection is provided to an outer peripheral face on a leading end half of the frame in a predetermined range including a location of maximum curvature in a peripheral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YONEX KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoto Ogawa, Masato Kawabata, Hitoshi Kato, Tsutomu Takahashi