Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Taguchi

Yoshihiro Taguchi 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: 10955740
    Abstract: The present invention provides; a pellicle frame which can effectively inhibit distortion of the photo mask (8) caused by mounting the pellicle (1), and which does not have a complex shape, and a pellicle which uses said pellicle frame are provided, and a manufacturing method of a blackened pellicle frame is also provided which can reduce the defect of the surface flickering under concentrated light and which facilitates inspection of the foreign matter adhesion prior to use. The present invention relates to a pellicle frame with an anodized film on a surface of an aluminum alloy frame, characterized in that: the aluminum alloy frame comprises an aluminum alloy which contains Ca: 5.0 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY, LTD., Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Taguchi, Kazuo Kohmura, Daiki Taneichi
  • Patent number: 10948816
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pellicle frame which can effectively inhibit deformation of an exposure master plate (8) caused by affixing the pellicle (1), and which does not have a complex shape, and a pellicle which uses said pellicle frame are provided. The pellicle frame with an anodized film on a surface of an aluminum alloy frame is characterized in that: the aluminum alloy frame comprises an aluminum alloy which contains Ca: 5.0 to 10.0% by weight with the remainder aluminum and unavoidable impurities are contained, and has an area (volume) ratio of an Al4Ca phase, which is a dispersed phase, is greater than or equal to 25%, and a crystal structure of a part of the Al4Ca phase is monoclinic; wherein the anodized film contains Al4Ca particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Taguchi, Takayuki Yamaguchi, Jun Yu, Yasuo Ishiwata
  • Patent number: 10886037
    Abstract: A conductor includes (i) a substrate, (ii) a transparent conductive film formed on the substrate and including a silver nanowire, (iii) a metal film formed over the transparent conductive film such that at least a portion thereof overlaps the transparent conductive film, and (iv) a buffer film provided between the transparent conductive film and the metal film, the buffer film having adhesion to each of the transparent conductive film and the metal film, and not impeding conductivity between the transparent conductive film and the metal film. Preferably, the buffer film is formed of an organic material having respective functional groups capable of bonding to the transparent conductive film and the metal film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Alps Alpine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yui Abe, Yoshihiro Taguchi, Mitsuo Bito, Yoshiyuki Asabe, Yasuyuki Kitamura, Tomoyuki Yamai, Koji Oguma, Tomofumi Oba
  • Publication number: 20200299811
    Abstract: An aluminum member includes: a substrate formed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy that contains 0 to 10% by mass of magnesium, 0.1% by mass or less of iron, and 0.1% by mass or less of silicon and a balance of which is aluminum and unavoidable impurities; and an anodic oxide coating formed on a surface of the substrate. A surface of the substrate on the anodic oxide coating side has an arithmetical mean height Sa of 0.1 to 0.5 ?m, a maximum height Sz of 0.2 to 5 ?m, and an mean width of roughness profile elements Rsm of 0.5 to 10 ?m, where the arithmetical mean height Sa, the maximum height Sz, and the mean width of roughness profile elements Rsm are measured after the anodic oxide coating is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke SEKI, Yoshihiro TAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10712320
    Abstract: A flow channel structure includes a substrate including a supply flow channel that guides a measurement target liquid toward inside; a separation element accommodating unit that accommodates a separation element that separates components included in the measurement target liquid; and a detection unit that guides the measurement target liquid passing through the separation element accommodating unit, wherein measuring light for measuring information about the components is to be irradiated onto the measurement target liquid. The detection unit includes a measurement flow channel part that guides the measurement target liquid, an incident part that is provided at an end of the measurement flow channel part and that guides the measuring light toward inside the measurement flow channel part, and an emission part that is provided at the other end of the measurement flow channel part and that derives the measuring light from the measurement flow channel part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Sakai, Yoshihiro Taguchi, Kenichiro Sameshima, Yoshimune Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200116714
    Abstract: To provide a device capable of cancer diagnosis with high sensitivity and specificity, a cancer diagnosis device (1) includes: an extracellular vesicle capturing section (16 to 18) including immobilization supports on which lectins are immobilized respectively, the lectins being each capable of binding specifically to a surface sugar chain included in an extracellular vesicle derived from a cancer cell, the immobilization supports corresponding respectively to one or more kinds of the surface sugar chain; and a detecting section configured to detect a microRNA included in the extracellular vesicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kanji HORI, Makoto HIRAYAMA, Ikuro MARUYAMA, Yoshihiro TAGUCHI, Hiroshi KUROKAWA, Kenya KOBAYASHI, Hiroyoshi MINAKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190348683
    Abstract: In a flow path chip including a first plate, a second plate joined to the first plate, and a porous body disposed between the first plate and the second plate, the flow path chip having a flow path formed by the first plate and the second plate, wherein the flow path includes a storage portion storing the porous body, the storage portion is defined by a first surface formed by part of a surface of the first plate and a second surface formed by part of a surface of the second plate, at least part of the first surface and at least part of the second surface are each a surface of an easily-deformable layer, and the porous body is sandwiched between the first plate and the second plate in a state that at least part of the easily-deformable layer is deformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshimune SUZUKI, Osamu SAKAI, Setsuo ISHIBASHI, Shingo HIGUCHI, Yoshihiro TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190316241
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aluminum alloy plastic working material which has a low Young's modulus, but has an excellent proof stress and a method for efficiently producing the same. The aluminum alloy plastic working material of the present invention comprises: 5.0 to 10.0 wt % of Ca, and the remainder aluminum and unavoidable impurities, a volume ratio of an Al4Ca phase, which is a dispersed phase, is 25% or more. The Al4Ca phase comprises a tetragonal Al4Ca phase and a monoclinic Al4Ca phase, and an intensity ratio (I1/I2) of the highest diffraction peak (I1) attributed to the tetragonal system to the highest diffraction peak (I2) attributed to the monoclinic system, which are obtained by an X-ray diffraction measurement, is 1 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Jun YU, Yasuo ISHIWATA, Dalsuke SHiMOSAKA, Takutoshi KONDO, Yoshihiro TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190302607
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pellicle frame which can effectively inhibit deformation of an exposure master plate (8) caused by affixing the pellicle (1), and which does not have a complex shape, and a pellicle which uses said pellicle frame are provided. The pellicle frame with an anodized film on a surface of an aluminum alloy frame is characterized in that: the aluminum alloy frame comprises an aluminum alloy which contains Ca: 5.0 to 10.0% by weight with the remainder aluminum and unavoidable impurities are contained, and has an area (volume) ratio of an Al4Ca phase, which is a dispersed phase, is greater than or equal to 25%, and a crystal structure of a part of the Al4Ca phase is monoclinic; wherein the anodized film contains Al4Ca particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TAGUCHI, Takayuki YAMAGUCHI, Jun YU, Yasuo ISHIWATA
  • Publication number: 20190235377
    Abstract: The present invention provides; a pellicle frame which can effectively inhibit distortion of the photo mask (8) caused by mounting the pellicle (1), and which does not have a complex shape, and a pellicle which uses said pellicle frame are provided, and a manufacturing method of a blackened pellicle frame is also provided which can reduce the defect of the surface flickering under concentrated light and which facilitates inspection of the foreign matter adhesion prior to use. The present invention relates to a pellicle frame with an anodized film on a surface of an aluminum alloy frame, characterized in that: the aluminum alloy frame comprises an aluminum alloy which contains Ca: 5.0 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TAGUCHI, Kazuo KOHMURA, Daiki TANEICHI
  • Patent number: 10246759
    Abstract: Provided is a method of recovering rare-earth elements by performing slight pH adjustment of a leachate, which does not require such significant pH adjustment as in conventional methods, reduces cost and effort, and can efficiently recover rare-earth elements in a bauxite residue in a good yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Nippon Light Metal Company, Ltd., The Jamaica Bauxite Institute Limited
    Inventors: Kaoru Sugita, Yasushi Kobayashi, Yoshihiro Taguchi, Wilmon Wallen-Bryan, Worrell Lyew You, Parris A Lyew-Ayee
  • Publication number: 20180224408
    Abstract: A flow channel structure includes a substrate including a supply flow channel that guides a measurement target liquid toward inside; a separation element accommodating unit that accommodates a separation element that separates components included in the measurement target liquid; and a detection unit that guides the measurement target liquid passing through the separation element accommodating unit, wherein measuring light for measuring information about the components is to be irradiated onto the measurement target liquid. The detection unit includes a measurement flow channel part that guides the measurement target liquid, an incident part that is provided at an end of the measurement flow channel part and that guides the measuring light toward inside the measurement flow channel part, and an emission part that is provided at the other end of the measurement flow channel part and that derives the measuring light from the measurement flow channel part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Osamu SAKAI, Yoshihiro TAGUCHI, Kenichiro SAMESHIMA, Yoshimune SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10026523
    Abstract: A conductor includes: a transparent conductive film which is formed on a transparent substrate and includes a silver nanowire; and a metal film of which at least a portion is formed to overlap the transparent conductive film, in which a portion in which the transparent conductive film and the metal film overlap each other includes a buffer film which has adhesion to each of the transparent conductive film and the metal film and does not impede conduction between the transparent conductive film and the metal film. Preferably, the buffer film is, for example, an ITO film, and at this time, an upper surface of the transparent conductive film is a reverse-sputtered surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yui Abe, Yoshihiro Taguchi, Mitsuo Bito, Yoshiyuki Asabe, Yasuyuki Kitamura, Tomoyuki Yamai, Koji Oguma, Tomofumi Oba
  • Publication number: 20180149582
    Abstract: A channel structure includes a liquid storage having a liquid container portion and an outlet portion, a separation-element housing having arranged therein a separation element between two open ends thereof, a supply channel causing the liquid storage and the separation-element housing to communicate with one another, and a discharge channel connected to the separation-element housing. The supply channel includes a liquid-storage-side channel connected to the outlet portion of the liquid storage, a separation-element-side channel connected to the separation-element housing, and an injection portion located between the liquid-storage-side channel and the separation-element-side channel. The liquid storage includes a pressure transmission portion capable of transmitting an external force applied to the channel structure, and is capable of causing liquid to flow out from the outlet portion to the supply channel on the basis of the variation in the pressure in the liquid storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TAGUCHI, Minaguchi HIROYOSHI, Ken HOSOYA
  • Publication number: 20180100836
    Abstract: A flow passage unit has a column for used in a liquid chromatograph and a support body that supports the column. The column has: a porous stationary phase; a porous pressure adjusting part disposed at least at the flow-in end of the stationary phase, a liquid entering the flow-in end, the pressure adjusting part being harder than the stationary phase; and a covering part that covers the stationary phase and pressure adjusting part. The support body has a first plate and a second plate that are mutually joined, the support body forming a column holding part and a liquid flow passage, the column holding part holding the column between the first plate and the second plate, the liquid flow passage communicating with the column holding part. Pressure applied from the first plate and second plate to the pressure adjusting part is higher than pressure applied to the stationary phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshimune SUZUKI, Setsuo Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Taguchi, Satoshi Kawamura, Junko Ito, Minaguchi Hiroyoshi
  • Publication number: 20180047478
    Abstract: A conductor includes (i) a substrate, (ii) a transparent conductive film formed on the substrate and including a silver nanowire, (iii) a metal film formed over the transparent conductive film such that at least a portion thereof overlaps the transparent conductive film, and (iv) a buffer film provided between the transparent conductive film and the metal film, the buffer film having adhesion to each of the transparent conductive film and the metal film, and not impeding conductivity between the transparent conductive film and the metal film. Preferably, the buffer film is formed of an organic material having respective functional groups capable of bonding to the transparent conductive film and the metal film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Yui ABE, Yoshihiro TAGUCHI, Mitsuo BITO, Yoshiyuki ASABE, Yasuyuki KITAMURA, Tomoyuki YAMAI, Koji OGUMA, Tomofumi OBA
  • Patent number: 9805876
    Abstract: A porous aluminum electrode has a porous layer formed by sintering aluminum powder on the surface of an aluminum core. The porous aluminum electrode, when subjected to a formation to a voltage of 200V or more, is boiled and then subjected to a first forming process in which formation is performed in an aqueous solution of ammonium adipate at a temperature of 80° C. or below and a second forming process in which formation is performed in a boric acid aqueous solution. When heat depolarization is first carried out, washing with water is performed for five minutes or more before heat depolarization; therefore, the porous layer is not destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Katano, Yuya Yoshida, Yoshihiro Taguchi, Asami Shirai, Yuta Shimizu, Toshifumi Taira, Masashi Mehata
  • Patent number: 9599889
    Abstract: Provided are a method of manufacturing a support frame for a pellicle, capable of forming a sufficiently blackened anodic oxide film through anodic oxidation treatment and providing a support frame for a pellicle industrially inexpensively with ease, a support frame for a pellicle obtained by the method, and a pellicle. Specifically, provided are a method of manufacturing a support frame for a pellicle to be used as a pellicle including an optical thin film, the method including: annealing an aluminum material formed of an Al—Zn—Mg based aluminum alloy; and subjecting the aluminum material to anodic oxidation treatment in an alkaline solution to form an anodic oxide film having a lightness index L* value of 40 or less, a support frame for a pellicle obtained by the method, and a pellicle including the support frame for a pellicle and an optical thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Yamaguchi, Yoshihiro Taguchi, Akira Iizuka
  • Patent number: 9598790
    Abstract: Provided is a pellicle frame that can prevent generation of haze and reduces a surface glittering defect under irradiation with collected light, and a method of manufacturing the same. The pellicle frame is obtained by using an aluminum frame material having a structure satisfying predetermined conditions on the circle-equivalent diameters of a Mg2Si crystallized product, an AlCuMg crystallized product, an Al—Fe-based crystallized product (AlmFe or Al7Cu2Fe), and an Al2CuMg crystallized product and on the area ratios of those crystallized products each having a circle-equivalent diameter of 1 ?m or more, and in addition, subjecting the aluminum frame material to anodic oxidation processing using an alkaline electrolytic solution containing as an electrolyte a predetermined organic acid salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Taguchi, Takayuki Yamaguchi, Shingo Koizumi, Akira Iizuka, Kiyokazu Koga, Masato Yatsukura
  • Patent number: 9581897
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pellicle frame that can prevent generation of haze and reduces a surface glittering defect under irradiation with collected light, and a method of manufacturing the pellicle frame. Specifically, provided are a pellicle frame, including: an aluminum frame material formed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy; and an anodic oxide film on a surface of the aluminum frame material, in which the anodic oxide film includes a film formed by using an alkaline anodic oxidation solution and a film formed by using an acid anodic oxidation solution, and a method of manufacturing the pellicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Nippon Light Metal Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Yamaguchi, Yoshihiro Taguchi