Patents by Inventor Yoshio Goto

Yoshio Goto 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: 20200172849
    Abstract: A sensor device according to the present technology includes a stack sensor. The stack sensor includes a first sensor layer and a second sensor layer. The first sensor layer has, as a detection target, a first substrate in a culture solution, the first substrate being changed in accordance with a change in a state of a cell. The second sensor layer has, as a detection target, a second substrate in the culture solution and is provided on the first sensor layer, the second substrate being changed in accordance with the change in the state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Ichiro TAKEMURA, Daisuke YAMAGUCHI, Yoshio GOTO, Kyohei YOSHIMITSU
  • Publication number: 20200161989
    Abstract: Provided is an actuator including: a stack including: an elastomer layer; and an elastic electrode disposed on each surface of the elastomer layer, in which the stack is subjected to a pre-strain of 50% or more at least in one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakamaru, Hiroichi Ishikawa, Kentarou Sakai, Akihiro Nakata, Kazuhiro Wakana, Yoshio Goto
  • Publication number: 20200072504
    Abstract: A heat exchanger (1) includes a heat exchanging body (20) disposed within an outer box (10). A supply pipe (21) and a discharge pipe (22) in fluid communication with the heat exchanging body (20) respectively extend through first and second insertion holes (31, 32) in the outer box (10). Elastic seal members (40; 240) are respectively provided around the supply pipe (21) and the discharge pipe (22) and between a first sidewall (11) of the outer box (10) and the heat exchanging body (20). At least one biasing member (50; 250) exerts a lateral biasing force (F1; F2) on the elastic seal members (40; 240), thereby maintaining the elastic seal members (40; 240) in a state of compressive deformation and contacting the outer box (10) and the heat exchanging body (20) in an air-tight manner to block potential leakage paths (LP1; LP2) via the insertion holes (31, 32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshio GOTO, Daisuke NAITO, Shigeki TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200072557
    Abstract: The exhaust duct includes an exhaust collecting portion connected a heat exchanger and an exhaust guiding portion communicating with the exhaust collecting portion and extended upward in a state close to a side of a cylindrical body of the heat exchanger. The exhaust collecting portion includes a connection opening constituting an inner peripheral wall, into which a cylindrical outlet side connection portion at the lower end of the heat exchanger is fitted, and a groove provided on an outer peripheral side than the inner peripheral wall of the connection opening. The packing includes a seal portion sandwiched in a compressed state between the inner peripheral wall of the connection opening in the exhaust collecting portion and an outer peripheral wall of the cylindrical outlet side connection portion in the heat exchanger to constitute a seal and an anchor portion inserted into the groove of the exhaust collecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshio Goto, Daisuke Naito, Shigeki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10574616
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing messages input from a plurality of clients. The apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to obtain a first message input from a first client, a second message input from a second client, and a user selection input from the second client. The user selection is of a first portion of the first message and indicates that the second message is a comment on the first portion of the first message. The apparatus also includes a control unit in communication with the acquisition unit. The control unit is configured to perform a first control action in response to the acquisition unit obtaining the first message, the second message, and the user selection. The first control action results in the first message, the second message, and a first link connecting the first portion of the first message and the second message being displayed on the plurality of clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mayumi Goto, Yoshio Horiuchi, Hirotaka Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10525230
    Abstract: This sleep assistance apparatus includes a stimulation generation unit that generates stimulation, a user being capable of receiving the stimulation; a detection unit that detects biological information of the user; and a control unit that decides optimal stimulation on the basis of the detected biological information, and causes the stimulation generation unit to generate the optimal stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Goto, Tomoko Katsuhara, Yukari Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 10459349
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, an exposure method includes: moving a substrate during a period from a start to an end of exposure performed on any region among a plurality of exposure regions, wherein a timing at which the substrate is moved during the period is determined on the basis of a difference between a width of the pattern formed on the substrate in a first direction on a surface of the substrate and a width of the pattern formed on the substrate in a second direction on the surface of the substrate different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshio Goto
  • Patent number: 10400931
    Abstract: A curved portion at an inner circumferential face on a bend direction inside of a bend has a circular arc shape. By configuring the curved portion with a circular arc shape, a recess, serving as an example of a cross-sectional area enlargement portion that enlarges the cross-sectional area of a flow path of a pipe body running along a direction of an axial line 13, is formed in the inner circumferential face on the bend direction inside of the bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventors: Youhei Souma, Hiroyuki Nakaya, Yoshio Tomono, Tadahiro Kitamura, Yoshiyuki Goto
  • Publication number: 20190216372
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an enzyme sensor and an electronic device that can more accurately measure the amount of the enzyme contained in the body fluid of the subject. [Solution] An enzyme sensor including: a pair of electrodes; an electron transfer layer held between the pair of electrodes; and an electron generating capsule in which a membrane containing at least a substrate of an enzyme to be detected encloses at least one or more kinds of enzymes other than the enzyme to be detected, the electron generating capsule being in contact with the electron transfer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: NOBUYUKI KUBOI, YOSHIKI EBIKO, YOSHIO GOTO
  • Patent number: 10336366
    Abstract: A driving support apparatus for a vehicle comprising a steering device that steers steerable wheels, and a control unit configured to execute a running control in which a steered angle of the steerable wheels is changed by controlling the steering device, the control unit being configured to calculate a deviation between an index value of a target running state of the vehicle and an index value of an actual running state, to calculate a target change amount of the steered angle based on the index value deviation, to control the steering device so that a change amount of the steered angle conforms to the target change amount, and to limit a magnitude of a time change rate of the steered angle changed by the running control when one of a magnitude of the index value deviation and a magnitude of the target change amount exceeds a reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoji Kunihiro, Yoshio Kudo, Takahiro Kojo, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Masao Ueyama, Takeshi Goto, Yukihide Kimura, Masateru Amano
  • Publication number: 20190192821
    Abstract: An actuator is provided with a tubular actuator element and a supporting body which supports an inner peripheral surface of the actuator element. An internal pressure of the actuator element is higher than an external pressure of the actuator element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro NAKATA, Satoshi NAKAMARU, Hiroichi ISHIKAWA, Kazuhito WAKANA, Yoshio GOTO
  • Patent number: 10281400
    Abstract: A method for enhancing luminescence of a luminous material, a substance detection method, a substance detection apparatus, and a luminescence enhancer are provided. A method for enhancing luminescence of a luminous material, the method including: holding, in a luminescence detection unit, the luminous material and a white colloidal particle both contained in a liquid; and irradiating the luminescence detection unit with light, in which the luminescence detection unit has an inner diameter of 300 ?m or less in an optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Fujita, Kyohei Yoshimitsu, Seiji Yamada, Daisuke Yamaguchi, Yoshio Goto
  • Publication number: 20180364607
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, an exposure method includes: moving a substrate during a period from a start to an end of exposure performed on any region among a plurality of exposure regions, wherein a timing at which the substrate is moved during the period is determined on the basis of a difference between a width of the pattern formed on the substrate in a first direction on a surface of the substrate and a width of the pattern formed on the substrate in a second direction on the surface of the substrate different from the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Yoshio Goto
  • Publication number: 20180202933
    Abstract: A method for enhancing luminescence of a luminous material, a substance detection method, a substance detection apparatus, and a luminescence enhancer are provided. A method for enhancing luminescence of a luminous material, the method including: holding, in a luminescence detection unit, the luminous material and a white colloidal particle both contained in a liquid; and irradiating the luminescence detection unit with light, in which the luminescence detection unit has an inner diameter of 300 ?m or less in an optical axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: SHUJI FUJITA, KYOHEI YOSHIMITSU, SEIJI YAMADA, DAISUKE YAMAGUCHI, YOSHIO GOTO
  • Publication number: 20180177975
    Abstract: This sleep assistance apparatus includes a stimulation generation unit that generates stimulation, a user being capable of receiving the stimulation; a detection unit that detects biological information of the user; and a control unit that decides optimal stimulation on the basis of the detected biological information, and causes the stimulation generation unit to generate the optimal stimulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: YOSHIO GOTO, TOMOKO KATSUHARA, YUKARI TSUNODA
  • Patent number: 9912000
    Abstract: In the case in which a fuel cell has a structure in which a cathode (2) and an anode (1) are opposed with the intermediary of an electrolyte layer (3) and the cathode (2) is formed of an electrode to which an oxygen reductase and so on is immobilized and this electrode has pores inside, at least part of the surface of this electrode is rendered water repellent. For example, the surface of the electrode is rendered water repellent by forming a water-repellent agent on the surface of this electrode. Thereby, in the case in which the cathode is formed of an electrode to which an enzyme is immobilized and this electrode has pores inside, a fuel cell that can stably achieve a high current value by optimization of the amount of water contained in the cathode and a manufacturing method thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Nakagawa, Hideyuki Kumita, Masaya Kakuta, Hideki Sakai, Hiroki Mita, Yoshio Goto
  • Patent number: 9620804
    Abstract: A fuel cell is provided having a structure in which a cathode and an anode face each other with an electrolyte layer therebetween. The cathode includes an electrode on which an oxygen reductase and the like are immobilized, and the electrode has pores therein, water repellency is imparted to at least part of the surface of the electrode. Water repellency is imparted by forming a water-repellent agent on the surface of the electrode. The water-repellent agent includes a water-repellent material such as carbon powder and an organic solvent such as methyl isobutyl ketone that causes phase separation with water. When the electrode has pores therein, there are provided a fuel cell that stably provides a high current value and a method for manufacturing the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Nakagawa, Hideyuki Kumita, Masaya Kakuta, Hideki Sakai, Hiroki Mita, Yoshio Goto
  • Patent number: 8952357
    Abstract: A color imaging element, a photosensor and a photoelectric transducer which use a protein and are capable of being stably used for a long time, and methods of manufacturing them are provided. A zinc-substituted cytochrome c552 is immobilized on a gold electrode with a self-assembled monolayer in between to form a blue-light photoelectric transducer. Alternatively, a cytochrome c552 is immobilized on a gold electrode with a self-assembled monolayer in between, and a fluorescent protein absorbing blue light is bonded to the cytochrome c552, thereby forming a blue-light photoelectric transducer. These photoelectric transducers each are used as a color imaging element or a blue-light photoelectric transducer of a photosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Yamada, Yuichi Tokita, Yoshio Goto, Wei Luo, Daisuke Yamaguchi, Daisuke Ito, Jusuke Shimura
  • Patent number: 8895965
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion element including a photoconductor containing a complex of a conductive polymer and/or polymer semiconductor and a protein containing at least one dye having a long-lived excited state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Luo, Yuichi Tokita, Yoshio Goto, Seiji Yamada, Satoshi Nakamaru
  • Patent number: 8884899
    Abstract: Provided is a thin three-dimensional interactive display which enables multi-touch sensing and three-dimensional gesture recognition. The three-dimensional interactive display includes a light source for irradiating an object to be detected with a light, a light modulation layer, into which a scattered light generated by irradiating the object with the light from the light source enters, at least for modulating an intensity of the scattered light, a transparent light-receiving layer for receiving the light transmitted through the light modulation layer, and a display panel or a back light panel disposed on the opposite side of the transparent light-receiving layer from the light modulation layer. The transparent light-receiving layer has a two-dimensional array of light-receiving elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Luo, Yuichi Tokita, Yoshio Goto, Seiji Yamada, Satoshi Nakamaru