Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Okamoto

Yoshihiro Okamoto 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: 10732363
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cleaning string for cleaning a tip end face of a single core optical connector, which contains a quite small residual amount of oil components and has a high wiping property without the attachment of oil components to the tip end face of a single core optical connector. Further, the present disclosure provides a method for producing a cleaning string for cleaning a connector which can suitably remove oil components adhering to a multifilament made of chemical fibers. A cleaning string for cleaning a connector formed by twisting plural multifilament made of chemical fibers, wherein a residual amount of oil components is 3 mg/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KB SEIREN, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Okamoto, Naoyuki Yasuda, Kiyomichi Ninomiya, Shuhei Watabe
  • Patent number: 10656586
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, having feeder tray, a multipurpose tray arranged on a first side surface, a first conveyer path, a second conveyer path, a third conveyer path, and a fourth conveyer path, is provided. A nip position between paired registration rollers is located to be lower than a nip position between a separation roller and a separator member. A tangent that contacts circumferential surfaces of the paired registration rollers at the nip position between paired registration rollers inclines to be lower toward a second side surface opposite from the multipurpose tray. The second conveyer path inclines to be lower toward the second side surface in a range between a merging point merging with the fourth conveyer path and the nip position between the paired registration rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10651371
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a magnetic element includes a first layer, a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, a first nonmagnetic layer, a second layer, and a third magnetic layer. The first layer includes ruthenium. The second magnetic layer is provided between the first layer and the first magnetic layer. The first nonmagnetic layer provided between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer. The second layer includes tantalum. The second layer contacts the first layer and is provided between the first layer and the second magnetic layer. A lattice plane spacing of the second layer in a first direction is not less than 0.23 nm and not more than 0.25 nm. The first direction is from the first layer toward the first magnetic layer. The third magnetic layer includes manganese. The third magnetic layer is provided between the second layer and the second magnetic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazuaki Okamoto, Yoshihiko Fuji, Yoshihiro Higashi, Michiko Hara, Shiori Kaji
  • Patent number: 10624586
    Abstract: A pulse wave measuring apparatus is provided, the pulse wave measuring apparatus including: a cardiac pulse waveform information acquiring unit that optically acquires cardiac pulse waveform information from a region of a living body; and a pulse wave feature amount calculating unit that calculates a pulse wave feature amount based on the pulse waveform information, wherein the pulse waveform information acquiring unit has a video input unit that receives an input of a video of the region of the living body, and the pulse waveform information acquiring unit outputs a window signal that includes first sample data from the pulse waveform information, and outputs, from the video, the window signal whose sampling rate is fixed to a predetermined rate based on a reference signal indicating time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Noguchi, Shimpei Ogawa, Masaya Yamashita, Akihiro Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20200088568
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a structure body, an element portion, and a power line. The structure body includes a supporter and a film portion. The film portion is supported by the supporter and includes an end portion. The end portion is aligned with a first direction and supported by the supporter. The element portion includes a first element provided at the film portion. The first element includes a first magnetic layer, a first opposing magnetic layer provided between the first magnetic layer and the film portion, and a first nonmagnetic layer provided between the first magnetic layer and the first opposing magnetic layer. A second direction from the first opposing magnetic layer toward the first magnetic layer crosses the first direction. The power line is electrically insulated from the element portion. The power line includes a portion aligned with the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro HIGASHI, Yoshihiko FUJI, Kazuaki OKAMOTO, Shotaro BABA, Michiko HARA
  • Publication number: 20200069199
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a structure body including a deforming portion, and a first sensing element provided at the deforming portion. The first sensing element includes first to fourth magnetic layers and a first intermediate layer. The first magnetic layer is provided between the second and third magnetic layers. The fourth magnetic layer is provided between the first and third magnetic layers. The first intermediate layer is provided between the second and first magnetic layers. The third magnetic layer includes at least one of a first material or a second material. The first material includes at least one selected from the group consisting of Ir—Mn, Pt—Mn, Pd—Pt—Mn, and Ru—Rh—Mn. The second material includes at least one of CoPt, (CoxPt100-x)100-yCry, or FePt. A crystallinity of at least a portion of the fourth magnetic layer is higher than a crystallinity of the first magnetic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kazuaki OKAMOTO, Yoshihiko FUJI, Yoshihiro HIGASHI, Shotaro BABA, Michiko HARA
  • Publication number: 20200049574
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a film portion, one or more detectors fixed to the film portion, and a processor. The detector includes first and second detecting elements. The first detecting element includes a first magnetic layer. The second detecting element includes a second magnetic layer. A first change rate of a first signal is higher than a second change rate of the first signal. The first signal corresponds to a first electrical resistance of the first detecting element. A change rate of a second signal with respect to the change of the magnitude of the strain is higher than the second change rate. The second signal corresponds to a second electrical resistance of the second detecting element. The processor is configured to perform at least a first operation of outputting a second value. The second value is based on the second signal and a first value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshihiko FUJI, Yoshihiro HIGASHI, Michiko HARA, Kazuaki OKAMOTO, Shotaro BABA
  • Publication number: 20200049483
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a film portion, one or more detectors fixed to the film portion, and a processor. The detector includes first and second detecting elements. The first detecting element includes a first magnetic layer. The second detecting element includes a second magnetic layer. A first change rate of a first signal is higher than a second change rate of the first signal. The first signal corresponds to a first electrical resistance of the first detecting element. A change rate of a second signal with respect to the change of the magnitude of the strain is higher than the second change rate. The second signal corresponds to a second electrical resistance of the second detecting element. The processor is configured to perform at least a first operation of outputting a second value. The second value is based on the second signal and a first value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Fuji, Yoshihiro Higashi, Michiko Hara, Kazuaki Okamoto, Shotaro Baba
  • Publication number: 20200041363
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a supporter, a film portion, a first element, and a first magnetic portion. The supporter includes a first support portion and a second support portion. The film portion includes a first partial region supported by the first support portion. The first element is provided at the first partial region. The first element includes a first electrode region, a first opposing electrode region, and a first magnetic layer provided between the first electrode region and the first opposing electrode region. A direction from the second support portion toward the first magnetic portion is aligned with a first direction. The first direction is from the first opposing electrode region toward the first electrode region. At least a portion of the first magnetic portion overlaps at least a portion of the first element in a direction crossing the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shotaro BABA, Yoshihiko Fuji, Kazuaki Okamoto, Shiori Kaji, Tomohiko Nagata, Yoshihiro Higashi, Akiko Yuzawa, Michiko Hara
  • Patent number: 10495702
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a first film, a first sensor portion, a driving portion, and a processor. The first sensor portion is provided at the first film. The first sensor portion includes a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, and a first intermediate layer. The second magnetic layer is provided between the first film and the first magnetic layer. The first intermediate layer is provided between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer. The driving portion causes the first film to deform at a first frequency. The processor outputs a third signal based on a first signal and a second signal. The first signal relates to the first frequency. The second signal is output from the first sensor portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Higashi, Michiko Hara, Tomohiko Nagata, Shiori Kaji, Yoshihiko Fuji, Akiko Yuzawa, Kenji Otsu, Kazuaki Okamoto, Shotaro Baba
  • Patent number: 10481027
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a deformable film portion, a first sensing element and a second sensing element. The first sensing element is fixed to the film portion, and includes a first magnetic layer of a first material, a first opposing magnetic layer, and a first intermediate layer. The first intermediate layer is provided between the first magnetic layer and the first opposing magnetic layer. The second sensing element is fixed to the film portion, and includes a second magnetic layer of a second material, a second opposing magnetic layer, and a second intermediate layer. The second material is different from the first material. The second intermediate layer is provided between the second magnetic layer and the second opposing magnetic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Fuji, Michiko Hara, Kei Masunishi, Yoshihiro Higashi, Shiori Kaji, Akiko Yuzawa, Akio Hori, Tomohiko Nagata, Kazuaki Okamoto, Kenji Otsu, Shotaro Baba
  • Patent number: 10473685
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a first support portion, a first movable portion, a first piezoelectric element, and a first magnetic element. The first movable portion extends in a first extension direction and is connected to the first support portion. The first piezoelectric element is fixed to the first movable portion. The first piezoelectric element includes a first electrode, a second electrode provided between the first electrode and the first movable portion, and a first piezoelectric layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first magnetic element is fixed to the first movable portion. The first magnetic element includes a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, and a first intermediate layer provided between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Fuji, Michiko Hara, Kei Masunishi, Yoshihiro Higashi, Shiori Kaji, Akiko Yuzawa, Tomohiko Nagata, Kenji Otsu, Kazuaki Okamoto, Shotaro Baba
  • Publication number: 20190285436
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a sensing element portion and a first magnetic portion. The sensing element portion includes a supporter, a deformable film portion supported by the supporter, and a first element including a magnetic layer and being provided at the film portion. The first magnetic portion is separated from the sensing element portion. The first magnetic portion includes a plurality of first holes. A width of one of the plurality of first holes along a second direction is narrower than a length of the sensing element portion along the second direction and wider than a length of the first element along the second direction. The second direction crosses a first direction from the film portion toward the first element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko FUJI, Keiju Yamada, Kei Masunishi, Michiko Hara, Yoshihiro Higashi, Kazuaki Okamoto, Shiori Kaji
  • Publication number: 20190272918
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure is provided with: an information acquisition portion; an information storage portion; an event extraction section; a region setting section; and a display section. The information storage portion adds, to medical information, a time at which the information acquisition portion acquires the medical information from each of multiple medical devices used in a surgery, and a label for specifying the medical information. The display section causes a display device to display, as medical information, an image including a surgery site and at least one event extracted by the event extraction section in a time region set by the region setting section based on the time added to the medical information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Go MUKUMOTO, Hideki OKUDA, Jun OKAMOTO, Yoshihiro MURAGAKI
  • Publication number: 20190272934
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a deformable film portion, and a first sensing element provided at the film portion. The first sensing element includes a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, and a first intermediate layer provided between the first and second magnetic layers. The first intermediate layer is nonmagnetic. The first magnetic layer includes a first film including Fe and Co, a second film including Fe and Co, a third film, and a fourth film. The third film includes at least one selected from the group consisting of Cu, Au, Ru, Ag, Pt, Pd, Ir, Rh, Re, and Os and is provided between the first and second films. The fourth film includes at least one selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sc, Ti, Sr, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, Ba, La, Hf, Ta, and W and is provided between the third and second films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kazuaki OKAMOTO, Yoshihiko FUJI, Shiori KAJI, Yoshihiro HIGASHI, Tomohiko NAGATA, Shotaro BABA, Michiko HARA
  • Patent number: 10337744
    Abstract: A heat cooking device comprises a casing, a heating chamber, and an exhaust duct having an outlet provided on a rear edge side of an upper surface of the casing such that exhaust air from an inside of the casing is blown out forward. An upper outer wall surface of a rear surface plate of the casing is covered by the exhaust duct to form an exhaust passage between the casing and the exhaust duct. A guidance part is provided inside the exhaust passage, and guides the water infiltrating into the exhaust passage through the outlet of the exhaust duct, downward inside the exhaust passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kitaura, Yoshikazu Kitaguchi, Noriko Izumi, Mari Nishide, Junichi Takeuchi, Yasuhiko Kamii, Yoshihiro Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10309337
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a control device for an internal combustion engine with which it is possible to favorably control an engine even if there could occur a difference in temperatures of fuel injected into respective cylinders. The present invention is a control device for an internal combustion engine, for controlling an internal combustion engine provided with fuel injection valves for directly injecting fuel respectively to a plurality of cylinders, wherein: the control device is provided with a fuel temperature acquiring means for acquiring respective temperatures of fuel injected to each of the cylinders; and at least one of a fuel injection valve control amount, ignition control amount, and intake and exhaust valve control amount of each of the cylinders is set in accordance with the respective temperatures of fuel acquired by the fuel temperature acquiring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Sukegawa, Takashi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10196221
    Abstract: A sheet conveyer, including a tray, a pickup roller, a separator roller, a separator pad, a driving source, a roller holder with an arm, an engagement member engageable with the arm, a load applier lever, and a first urging member coupled with the load applier lever, is provided. The load applier lever is movable between a first position, wherein the load applier lever supports the first end of the first urging member at a position where the first urging member causes the engagement member to be urged against the arm and to apply a load that acts in a direction to cause the pickup roller to be pressed against the sheets to the arm; and a second position, wherein the load applier lever supports the first end of the first urging member at a position where the first urging member is in the natural length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10185286
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a casing, a photosensitive member, an exposing device, a cartridge attachable to and removable from the casing, a protruding portion protruding toward a removal path along which the cartridge is removed, and a guide portion disposed on the cartridge. The guide portion is configured to, when the cartridge is attached to the casing, guide a sheet toward the photosensitive member. The guide portion is movable relative to the cartridge between a guide position where the guide portion guides a sheet and a retracted position where the guide portion is retracted from the protruding portion when the cartridge is removed from the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Okamoto, Yusuke Ikegami
  • Publication number: 20180246458
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, having feeder tray, a multipurpose tray arranged on a first side surface, a first conveyer path, a second conveyer path, a third conveyer path, and a fourth conveyer path, is provided. A nip position between paired registration rollers is located to be lower than a nip position between a separation roller and a separator member. A tangent that contacts circumferential surfaces of the paired registration rollers at the nip position between paired registration rollers inclines to be lower toward a second side surface opposite from the multipurpose tray. The second conveyer path inclines to be lower toward the second side surface in a range between a merging point merging with the fourth conveyer path and the nip position between the paired registration rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Okamoto