Patents by Inventor Yasunobu Kobayashi

Yasunobu 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).

  • Publication number: 20200067023
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic device and an organic electroluminescence element both of which are excellent in optical properties as well as long-term storage stability and scratch resistance. Herein, the electronic device includes at least one functional layer on a resin substrate, and the electronic device is configured so that the functional layer contains a component with a structure of X—Y—X? as a resin component; X and X? independently include at least any one of the formulae (1)˜(7) respectively; and Y is a bivalent group including at least one S atom and one aromatic ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Yasunobu KOBAYASHI, Takeshi HAKII, Shun FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190276907
    Abstract: A steel sheet having TS of 590 MPa or more and YR of 68% or more is obtained by providing a predetermined chemical composition and a predetermined steel microstructure, where an average aspect ratio of crystal grains of each phase (polygonal ferrite, martensite, and retained austenite) is 2.0 or more and 15.0 or less, wherein the polygonal ferrite has an average grain size of 6 ?m or less, the martensite has an average grain size of 3 ?m or less, the retained austenite has an average grain size of 3 ?m or less, and a value obtained by dividing a Mn content in the retained austenite in mass % by a Mn content in the polygonal ferrite in mass % equals 2.0 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takako YAMASHITA, Yoshiyasu KAWASAKI, Takashi KOBAYASHI, Masayasu UENO, Yasunobu NAGATAKI
  • Patent number: 10032826
    Abstract: Provided is a light extraction substrate capable of achieving both light extraction efficiency and preservability. Before forming a cap layer, a step of reducing in-membrane water content such that the in-membrane water content of a layer formed between a gas barrier layer and the cap layer is less than 1.0×1015/mg is performed. The in-membrane water content of less than 1.0×1015/mg is maintained until at least a step of forming the cap layer after the step of reducing the in-membrane water content, and the cap layer is then formed through a dry process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takaaki Kuroki, Yasunobu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20180175315
    Abstract: An organic EL element includes a gas barrier film including: a resin base material; a light scattering layer provided on the resin base material; a smoothing layer provided on the light scattering layer; and a gas barrier layer provided on the smoothing layer, wherein the arithmetic average roughness (Ra) of the surface of the gas barrier layer is from 0 nm to 3 nm, and the average of the diameters in the planar direction of the convexities formed on the surface of the gas barrier layer is 50 nm or larger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Shusaku KON, Takaaki KUROKI, Yasunobu KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9871225
    Abstract: Provided is an organic electroluminescent element including a film substrate having thereon: at least one gas barrier layer, a light scatter layer, at least one smooth layer, and a light-emitting unit containing an organic functional layer interposed between a pair of electrodes, laminated in this order, wherein the light scatter layer contains a binder and light scatter particles having an average particle size of 0.2 ?m or more to less than 1 ?m; and the smooth layer contains an oxide or a nitride of silicone or niobium as a main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takaaki Kuroki, Akihiko Takeda, Yasunobu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20170309677
    Abstract: Provided is a light extraction substrate capable of achieving both light extraction efficiency and preservability. Before forming a cap layer, a step of reducing in-membrane water content such that the in-membrane water content of a layer formed between a gas barrier layer and the cap layer is less than 1.0×1015/mg is performed. The in-membrane water content of less than 1.0×1015/mg is maintained until at least a step of forming the cap layer after the step of reducing the in-membrane water content, and the cap layer is then formed through a dry process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Takaaki KUROKI, Yasunobu KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170219349
    Abstract: A disclosed angular velocity sensor element includes: a fixed part; a first detecting body connected to the fixed part, provided with a first detecting electrode, and extending in a first direction; a second detecting body connected at one end to the first detecting body, extending in a second direction approximately perpendicular to the first direction, and provided with a second detecting electrode; and a driving body connected to the other end of the second detecting body, disposed on a plane on which the first detecting body and the second detecting body are disposed, and provided with a driving electrode. The driving body has a folded shape with two or more bent portions such that a direction from a connecting portion of the second detecting body and the driving body to an end of the driving body is between the first direction and the second direction in a top view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventor: Yasunobu KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9702696
    Abstract: An angular velocity sensor includes a fixing section to be fixed to an object, first and second connection beams each having one end connected to the fixing section, first and second double-end-supported beams, first and second driving electrodes to vibrate the supported beams, and first and second sensing electrodes to detect vibrations of the supported beams. The first supported beam has its ends connected to second ends of the first and second connection beams. The first supported beam, the first connection beam, and the second connection beam surround one side surface of the fixing section. The second supported beam has its ends connected to second ends of the first and second connection beams. The second double-end-supported beam, the first connection beam, and the second connection beam surround another side surface of the fixing section opposite the one side surface of the fixing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20170054098
    Abstract: Provided an organic electroluminescent element which is configured to comprise: a substrate; a gas barrier layer that is arranged on the substrate; a smooth layer that is mainly composed of an oxide or nitride of Ti or Zr having an amorphous structure; a first electrode; a second electrode; and an organic function layer that is sandwiched between the first electrode and the second electrode. This organic electroluminescent element is able to achieve a good balance between gas barrier properties and flexibility adequacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Takaaki KUROKI, Akihiko TAKEDA, Yasunobu KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20160315286
    Abstract: Provided is an organic electroluminescent element including a film substrate having thereon: at least one gas barrier layer, a light scatter layer, at least one smooth layer, and a light-emitting unit containing an organic functional layer interposed between a pair of electrodes, laminated in this order, wherein the light scatter layer contains a binder and light scatter particles having an average particle size of 0.2 ?m or more to less than 1 ?m; and the smooth layer contains an oxide or a nitride of silicone or niobium as a main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Takaaki KUROKI, Akihiko TAKEDA, Yasunobu KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20160273917
    Abstract: An angular velocity sensor element includes a fixed section, an extending section having an end coupled to the fixed section and extending in a direction of a first axis, a first drive vibrator coupled to the extending section and extending in a direction of a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, a first detection vibrator coupled to the first drive vibrator and extending in the direction of the first axis, and a second detection vibrator coupled to first detection vibrator and extending in the direction of the second axis. In the angular velocity sensor element, the first drive vibrator is driven to perform a flexural vibration in a direction of a third axis perpendicular to the first and second axes, and the first detection vibrator detects an angular velocity around the first axis, and the second detection vibrator detects an angular velocity around the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Yasunobu KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20150253139
    Abstract: An angular velocity sensor includes a fixing section to be fixed to an object, first and second connection beams each having one end connected to the fixing section, first and second double-end-supported beams, first and second driving electrodes to vibrate the supported beams, and first and second sensing electrodes to detect vibrations of the supported beams. The first supported beam has its ends connected to second ends of the first and second connection beams. The first supported beam, the first connection beam, and the second connection beam surround one side surface of the fixing section. The second supported beam has its ends connected to second ends of the first and second connection beams. The second double-end-supported beam, the first connection beam, and the second connection beam surround another side surface of the fixing section opposite the one side surface of the fixing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140220721
    Abstract: Provided is a white light-emitting organic EL element wherein a flexible plastic substrate is used, but the resistance to negative effects caused by the flexibility is excellent; a removal of a light emitting layer interface caused by folding the element and a contact failure do not tend to occur; and the drive voltage can be reduced. The white light-emitting organic EL element is formed by providing at least two layers, i.e., a light emitting layer and a light emitting layer on the plastic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA INC
    Inventors: Yasunobu KOBAYASHI, Kunimasa HIYAMA
  • Patent number: 8770025
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor includes a beam-like vibrating body and a fixing part supporting both ends of the beam-like vibrating body. A driving element is formed on a central portion of the beam-like vibrating body, and feedback elements are formed on both ends. A physical quantity acting on the beam-like vibrating body is detected by causing natural vibration in the beam-like vibrating body and detecting a natural frequency of the vibrating body. This enables reliable detection of a physical quantity, such as a strain or load, acting on an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nakanishi, Yasunobu Kobayashi, Koumei Hujita
  • Patent number: 8561467
    Abstract: The angular velocity sensor of the present invention has one end connected to holding section and the other end connected to weighting section. According to the angular velocity sensor, driving arm has a dog-leg structure of arms extending in a direction perpendicular to a connecting direction of holding section and weighting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kobayashi, Takashi Kawai, Tomohiro Mitani, Youhei Ashimori
  • Publication number: 20120086331
    Abstract: Provided is a white light-emitting organic EL element wherein a flexible plastic substrate is used, but the resistance to negative effects caused by the flexibility is excellent; a removal of a light emitting layer interface caused by folding the element and a contact failure do not tend to occur, and the drive voltage can be reduced. The white light-emitting organic EL element is formed by providing at least two layers, i.e., a light emitting layer (A) and a light emitting layer (B) on the plastic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kobayashi, Kunimasa Hiyama
  • Publication number: 20120067125
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor includes a beam-like vibrating body and a fixing part supporting both ends of the beam-like vibrating body. A driving element is formed on a central portion of the beam-like vibrating body, and feedback elements are formed on both ends. A physical quantity acting on the beam-like vibrating body is detected by causing natural vibration in the beam-like vibrating body and detecting a natural frequency of the vibrating body. This enables reliable detection of a physical quantity, such as a strain or load, acting on an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nakanishi, Yasunobu Kobayashi, Koumel Hujita
  • Publication number: 20110179869
    Abstract: The angular velocity sensor of the present invention has one end connected to holding section and the other end connected to weighting section. According to the angular velocity sensor, driving arm has a dog-leg structure of arms extending in a direction perpendicular to a connecting direction of holding section and weighting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kobayashi, Takashi Kawai, Tomohiro Mitani, Youhei Ashimori
  • Patent number: 7836774
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a strain detector having a fewer number of mounting parts and high operation efficiency and usability. The strain detector is provided with a cylindrical strain generator to be strained upon receiving a load, a resistor element which is arranged on the outer circumferential surface of the strain generator and whose resistance varies depending on the amount of strain, a signal processing circuit connected with the resistor element and screw portions arranged above and below the strain generator to sandwich the strain generator. The strain generator and the screw portions are integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Ogawa, Yasunobu Kobayashi, Yasunori Matsukawa, Toshirou Otobe, Katsuhiko Omoto, Noriyuki Jitousho, Akira Matsuura
  • Patent number: RE46514
    Abstract: The An angular velocity sensor of the present invention has one end connected to a holding section and the other another end connected to a weighting section. According to the angular velocity sensor, a driving arm has a dog-leg bent structure of arms extending in a direction perpendicular to a connecting direction of the holding section and the weighting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kobayashi, Takashi Kawai, Tomohiro Mitani, Youhei Ashimori