Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Tanaka

Yoshiaki Tanaka 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: 20220146406
    Abstract: An absolute thickness distribution cannot be accurately calculated with a conventional technique. A sensor device is provided that includes a plurality of magnetic sensors arranged to face an outer circumference surface of a pipeline and ultrasonic sensors arranged to face the outer circumference surface and measure a thickness of the pipeline in a measurement region in which the plurality of magnetic sensors measure a magnetic field, the ultrasonic sensors being less than the plurality of magnetic sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Nobuo OKABE, Satoshi YOSHITAKE, Kazuma TAKENAKA, Yoshiaki TANAKA, Shumpei ITO
  • Publication number: 20220108682
    Abstract: A generation control device for a voice message-containing image includes: a selection receiver that receives the selection of any one of images that can be provided and the selection or input of spoken content to be associated with the selected image; a voice data generation processing processor that generates voice data of the spoken content which is selected or input; a voice data storage processing processor that stores the generated voice data to be accessible; an access information superimposer that superimposes access information to the stored voice data on the selected image; and an image storage processing processor that stores a voice message-containing image on which the access information is superimposed such that the voice message-containing image can be output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: YASUHIRO NAKAI, KOHICHI MURAKAMI, YOSHIAKI TANAKA, TAKAYA NAKATANI, TAKAYUKI KANOH
  • Publication number: 20220102753
    Abstract: A battery is equipped with a positive electrode, a first electrolyte layer, a second electrolyte layer, and a negative electrode arranged in this order, in which the first electrolyte layer contains a first solid electrolyte material, the second electrolyte layer contains a second solid electrolyte material different from the first solid electrolyte material, the first solid electrolyte material is represented by chemical formula (1): Li?M?O?V? where ?, ?, ?, and ? are all greater than 0, M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of metal elements other than Li, and metalloids, X is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Cl, Br, and I, and a reduction potential of the second solid electrolyte material is lower than a reduction potential of the first solid electrolyte material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tanaka, Izuru Sasaki, Tetsuya Asano, Akihiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 11266386
    Abstract: The adapter includes: a base body that includes a first surface attached to a robot arm, and a second surface to which a surgical instrument is attached; an engaging portion that engages with the robot arm at an advanced position corresponding to an opening of the first surface; an urging member that urges the engaging portion in a direction from a retracted position to the advanced position; an operation portion connected to the engaging portion to shift the engaging portion to the retracted position while resisting an urging force of the urging member; and a stopper that stops the operation portion to prevent a shift of the engaging portion from the retracted position to the advanced position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MEDICARDOID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Ago, Yu Usuki, Shota Betsugi, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Tetsuya Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20220050077
    Abstract: A measuring device 1 according to the present disclosure measures a state of a solution L. The measuring device 1 includes a measuring unit 10 that outputs a measurement signal associated with the state of the solution L, a protection unit 20 attached to the measuring unit 10, and a controller 40 that obtains the information on the state of the solution L on the basis of a measurement signal output from the measuring unit 10. The measuring unit 10 has a first part P1 in a usable state that contributes to output of the measurement signal by coming into contact with the solution L, and a second part that is isolated from the solution L by the protection unit 20 and is in a standby state for measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kodai MURAYAMA, Yoshiaki TANAKA, Kenji OISHI, Masahiro HIRASE, Yuzuho IGA
  • Publication number: 20210333336
    Abstract: A magnetic field detection device includes a base, a first yoke, and a magneto-resistive effect element. The first yoke is provided on the base, and includes first and second principal surfaces each extending along a first plane, and a first end surface coupling the first and second principal surfaces. The magneto-resistive effect element is provided on the base, and includes a magnetization free layer disposed at a position overlapped with the first yoke in a first direction along the first plane. The first end surface includes an inverted tapered surface inclined relative to the first plane and extending closer to a center point of the magnetization free layer as being away from the base in a second direction orthogonal to the first plane. A distance from the center point to a first edge is shorter than a distance from the center point to a second edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANAKA, Tetsuya HIRAKI, Kazuya WATANABE, Suguru WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20210301625
    Abstract: An estimation system includes an acquirer configured to acquire a measured value of an outer surface temperature of a pipe through which fluid flows, an inferrer configured to infer an execution time for a removal process for deposits on an inner surface of the pipe, corrector configured to correct an estimated value used for estimating a thickness of the deposits, by using the measured value of the outer surface temperature of the pipe, which is acquired within a predetermined time from an inference result of the execution time for the removal process for the deposits, and an estimator configured to estimate the thickness of the deposits based on the corrected estimated value and the measured value of the outer surface temperature of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shumpei ITO, Yoshiaki TANAKA, Tatsuya HAZUKU, Tomonori IHARA, Motoaki MORITA
  • Publication number: 20210296692
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a solid electrolyte material having high lithium ion conductivity. The solid electrolyte material according to the present disclosure has a crystal structure including a structure framework and an ion-conductive species, wherein the structure framework has a one-dimensional chain in which a plurality of polyhedrons are linearly connected to each other while sharing a corner, and each of the plurality of polyhedrons contains at least one type of cation and at least one type of anion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: KOKI UENO, YOSHIAKI TANAKA, KAZUHIDE ICHIKAWA, TETSUYA ASANO, AKIHIRO SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20210249683
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte material according to the present disclosure consists essentially of Li, M, O, and X. M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Nb and Ta, and X is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Cl, Br, and I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: YOSHIAKI TANAKA, KOKI UENO, TETSUYA ASANO, AKIHIRO SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20210247268
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a valve diagnosis apparatus capable of being combined with an existing valve and of automatically diagnosing corrosion, a valve apparatus using this valve diagnosis apparatus, and a valve diagnosis method. A valve diagnosis apparatus of the present disclosure includes an ultrasonic transmitter that transmits ultrasound towards a valve element that opens and closes a valve to be diagnosed, an ultrasonic receiver that receives the ultrasound transmitted from the ultrasonic transmitter, a controller that drives the ultrasonic transmitter and processes a reception signal received by the ultrasonic receiver, and a memory that stores the reception signal. The controller detects corrosion of the valve element from the difference in intensity of the reception signal in the initial state of the valve and at the time of diagnosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shumpei ITO, Yoshiaki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210242494
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides solid electrolyte materials having high lithium ion conductivity. A solid electrolyte material according to the present disclosure consists essentially of Li, M, O, and X. M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Nb and Ta. X is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Cl, Br, and I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: YOSHIAKI TANAKA, AKIHIRO SAKAI, TETSUYA ASANO, AKINOBU MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11054490
    Abstract: A magnetic field detection device includes a base, a first yoke, and a magneto-resistive effect element. The first yoke is provided on the base, and includes first and second principal surfaces each extending along a first plane, and a first end surface coupling the first and second principal surfaces. The magneto-resistive effect element is provided on the base, and includes a magnetization free layer disposed at a position overlapped with the first yoke in a first direction along the first plane. The first end surface includes an inverted tapered surface inclined relative to the first plane and extending closer to a center point of the magnetization free layer as being away from the base in a second direction orthogonal to the first plane. A distance from the center point to a first edge is shorter than a distance from the center point to a second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tanaka, Tetsuya Hiraki, Kazuya Watanabe, Suguru Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200412712
    Abstract: In a display system according to the present disclosure, a server device includes an authentication processor that authenticates a user for use of a file, based on authentication information of the user input at a user terminal and an access information generator that generates first access information for accessing the file if the user is authenticated by the authentication processor for use of the file, and a display device includes a file acquirer that acquires the file from the server device, based on the first access information generated by the access information generator, and a display processor that displays the file acquired by the file acquirer, on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: SHINSUKE MURATA, YOSHIAKI TANAKA, AKINORI OHNISHI
  • Patent number: 10850340
    Abstract: In a method and device for performing welding, after the welding current reaches a first current value during a short circuit, the feeding of the welding wire is stopped, slowed down, or moved backward. As a result, the opening of a short circuit is urged to reduce the frequency at which welding is unnecessarily interrupted by an overcurrent protection function. This achieves high weld quality such as the absence of welding defects, and high production efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tanaka, Kazunori Matsumoto, Kimiya Sato, Akira Nakagawa, Hiroki Yuzawa, Hideki Ihara
  • Publication number: 20200305991
    Abstract: A method of fixing a surgical instrument to a robot arm according to one or more embodiment may include: attaching the surgical instrument to a drive part of the robot arm via an adaptor in a state where a first engagement portion of a drive transmission member of the adaptor is set at a second initial orientation; and rotating the first engagement portion from the second initial orientation so as to engage the first engagement portion of the drive transmission member with an engagement portion of an driven member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji AGO, Kaoru TAKAHASHI, Yu USUKI, Shota BETSUGI, Tomoaki NODA, Yoshiaki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200305852
    Abstract: The adapter includes: a base body that includes a first surface attached to a robot arm, and a second surface to which a surgical instrument is attached; an engaging portion that engages with the robot arm at an advanced position corresponding to an opening of the first surface; an urging member that urges the engaging portion in a direction from a retracted position to the advanced position; an operation portion connected to the engaging portion to shift the engaging portion to the retracted position while resisting an urging force of the urging member; and a stopper that stops the operation portion to prevent a shift of the engaging portion from the retracted position to the advanced position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Medicaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji AGO, Yu USUKI, Shota BETSUGI, Yoshiaki TANAKA, Tetsuya NAKANISHI
  • Publication number: 20200305997
    Abstract: A stopper according to one or more embodiments may include: a stopper body; and a rotation restriction portion provided at the stopper body and configured to restrict rotations of the drive transmission member. The stopper may be configured such that the rotation restriction portion restricts the rotations of the drive transmission member in a state where the stopper body is attached to the adaptor main body and the rotation restriction portion releases the restriction of the rotations of the drive transmission member in a state where the stopper body is detached from the adaptor main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji AGO, Kaoru TAKAHASHI, Yu USUKI, Shota BETSUGI, Tomoaki NODA, Yoshiaki TANAKA, Tetsuya NAKANISHI, Kazuhiro SATO
  • Patent number: 10749517
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first main MOS transistor and a second main MOS transistor of a vertical structure that are inversely coupled to each other in series by sharing a drain electrode and a first sense MOS transistor and a second sense MOS transistor of a vertical structure that are inversely coupled to each other in series by sharing a drain electrode. The first sense MOS transistor is used for detecting the main current of the first main MOS transistor, and the second sense MOS transistor is used for detecting the main current of the second main MOS transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Nakajima, Yoshiaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10712156
    Abstract: Provided are a structure including: a substrate; a first layer provided on the substrate; a second layer provided on the first layer; and a third layer provided on the second layer, in which the first layer is a layer containing a compound represented by a chemical formula MIn2O4 using M as a metal element, the second layer is a metal layer having a face-centered cubic structure, and the third layer is a ferroelectric film, and a sensor using the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouichi Takayama, Hideaki Adachi, Takakiyo Harigai, Yoshiaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10695903
    Abstract: An articulated robot includes a pedestal and two or more modules supported by the pedestal. Each of the two or more modules includes a support member, a link member supported by the support member to be rotatable about a first axis, and a first drive unit provided in the link member and for rotating the link member about the first axis with respect to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Takahiro Inada, Kenji Bando, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Junichi Murakami, Satoru Hibino, Yukio Iwasaki