Patents by Inventor Yoshitaka Kimura

Yoshitaka Kimura 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: 10773687
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic key system which comprises a vehicle-mounted device and a plurality of electronic keys, and is configured to have: a normal mode in which a given processing is permitted to be executed by the vehicle-mounted device when a given wireless communication processing between the vehicle-mounted device and any one of the plurality of electronic keys is successfully completed; and a deactivated mode in which the given processing is inhibited from being executed by the vehicle-mounted device. The vehicle-mounted device is configured not to execute, in the deactivated mode, the given processing even when receiving an RF signal after transmitting an LF signal, during the given wireless communication processing, and the one electronic key is configured not to transmit, in the deactivated mode, the RF signal even when receiving the LF signal, during the given wireless communication processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ohi, Yoshitaka Kimura, Shotaro Hirosue
  • Publication number: 20200266154
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a lead frame having a die pad; a semiconductor chip having a front surface in which an integrated circuit is formed, and a back surface that is die-bonded onto the die pad through intermediation of an interposing film and an adhesive layer; and an encapsulating resin for encapsulating the lead frame, the adhesive layer, the interposing film, and the semiconductor chip. The interposing film has a first opening which forms a space between a part of the back surface of the semiconductor chip and the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi SUZUKI, Yoshitaka KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200255968
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus, a plating apparatus, and an appearance inspection apparatus that are capable of automatically inspecting a substrate holder are provided. An inspection apparatus that includes an electric contact configured to contact a substrate to allow current flow to the substrate and a sealing member configured to seal a surface of the substrate and that inspects a substrate holder holding the substrate is provided. The inspection apparatus includes a stocker installation part in which a stocker configured to house the substrate holder is installed, a cleaning device configured to cleanse the substrate holder, a substrate attaching/detaching device configured to open and close the substrate holder, an appearance inspection apparatus configured to acquire image data or shape data of appearance of at least one of the sealing member and the electric contact, and a conveyer configured to convey the substrate holder among the stocker, the cleaning device, and the appearance inspection apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MUKAIYAMA, Toshio YOKOYAMA, Kunio OISHI, Masaaki KIMURA, Jumpei FUJIKATA
  • Patent number: 10714447
    Abstract: An electrode terminal includes a body and a first bonding part. The body includes a first metal material. Then, the first bonding part is bonded to one end of the body, and includes a second metal material which is a clad material other than the first metal material. The first bonding part is ultrasonically bondable to a first bonded member. An elastic part which is elastically deformable is provided between the one end of the body and the other end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Rei Yoneyama, Yoshitaka Kimura, Akihiko Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20200211921
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes: a base plate; a semiconductor chip on the base plate; a case surrounding the semiconductor chip on the base plate, and sealing resin sealing the semiconductor chip inside the case, wherein a linear expansion coefficient of the sealing resin increases continuously from the semiconductor chip toward an upper surface of the sealing resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshitaka KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10672706
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a multilayer wiring structure on a substrate. The multilayer wiring structure includes: a top wiring; a fuse element, which is located on a lower layer-side of the top wiring, and is made of metal having a melting point that is higher than that of the top wiring; and a lower-layer wiring, which is connected to each of ends of the fuse element. Provided is a semiconductor device in which fuse elements made of the high-melting point metal are arranged at high density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ABLIC INC.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 10643922
    Abstract: A base plate includes a heat dissipation metal plate and a resin insulating layer. The resin insulating layer is formed on the heat dissipation metal plate. The resin insulating layer is provided with a notch where part of the heat dissipation metal plate is exposed. A case is bonded to an exposure part being part of the heat dissipation metal plate by means of a bonding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Otsubo, Yoshitaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 10631773
    Abstract: A living body state estimation apparatus acquires information indicating a state of a living body. The living body state estimation apparatus is configured to include an electrocardiogram signal acquisition unit which acquires an electrocardiogram signal of the living body and an information acquisition unit which acquires a parameter as the information, the parameter specifying a predetermined function indicating a probability distribution for a reference wave interval which is a time interval between peaks of consecutive predetermined reference waves in the acquired electrocardiogram signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kimura, Nobuo Yaegashi, Kunihiro Okamura, Takuya Ito, Kunihiro Koide, Miyuki Endo
  • Patent number: 10630067
    Abstract: A semiconductor device is provided for measuring a voltage of each of plural unit cells series-coupled in multi-stage and configuring an assembled battery. The semiconductor device includes two terminals coupled to two nodes which are electrodes of a unit cell and coupled with other unit cells, and a voltage measurement circuit which measures the inter-terminal voltage between the two terminals. The device also includes a down-convert level shifter circuit which converts the inter-terminal voltage into a low-potential-side inter-terminal voltage based on a ground potential, and a comparator circuit which compares the converted low-potential-side inter-terminal voltage with a predetermined reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Muramoto, Junko Kimura, Hirohiko Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20200118297
    Abstract: A repetitive structure extraction device includes an image feature extraction unit which extracts an image feature for each of a plurality of images which are captured at one or a plurality of locations and which are given different capture times, a temporal feature extraction unit which extracts, for each of the plurality of images, a temporal feature according to a predetermined period from a capture time given to the image, and a repetitive structure extraction unit which learns, on the basis of the image feature extracted for each of the plurality of images by the image feature extraction unit and the temporal feature extracted for each of the plurality of images by the temporal feature extraction unit, a repetitive structure which is used to perform interconversion between the temporal feature and a component of the image feature and which is provided according to a correlation of periodic change between the component of the image feature and the temporal feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akisato KIMURA, Yoshitaka USHIKU, Kunio KASHINO
  • Publication number: 20200118298
    Abstract: A repetitive structure extraction device includes an image feature extraction unit which extracts an image feature for each of a plurality of images which are captured at one or a plurality of locations and which are given different capture times, a temporal feature extraction unit which extracts, for each of the plurality of images, a temporal feature according to a predetermined period from a capture time given to the image, and a repetitive structure extraction unit which learns, on the basis of the image feature extracted for each of the plurality of images by the image feature extraction unit and the temporal feature extracted for each of the plurality of images by the temporal feature extraction unit, a repetitive structure which is used to perform interconversion between the temporal feature and a component of the image feature and which is provided according to a correlation of periodic change between the component of the image feature and the temporal feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akisato KIMURA, Yoshitaka USHIKU, Kunio KASHINO
  • Patent number: 10580166
    Abstract: A repetitive structure extraction device includes an image feature extraction unit which extracts an image feature for each of a plurality of images which are captured at one or a plurality of locations and which are given different capture times, a temporal feature extraction unit which extracts, for each of the plurality of images, a temporal feature according to a predetermined period from a capture time given to the image, and a repetitive structure extraction unit which learns, on the basis of the image feature extracted for each of the plurality of images by the image feature extraction unit and the temporal feature extracted for each of the plurality of images by the temporal feature extraction unit, a repetitive structure which is used to perform interconversion between the temporal feature and a component of the image feature and which is provided according to a correlation of periodic change between the component of the image feature and the temporal feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akisato Kimura, Yoshitaka Ushiku, Kunio Kashino
  • Publication number: 20200047713
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic key system which comprises a vehicle-mounted device and a plurality of electronic keys, and is configured to have: a normal mode in which a given processing is permitted to be executed by the vehicle-mounted device when a given wireless communication processing between the vehicle-mounted device and any one of the plurality of electronic keys is successfully completed; and a deactivated mode in which the given processing is inhibited from being executed by the vehicle-mounted device. The vehicle-mounted device is configured not to execute, in the deactivated mode, the given processing even when receiving an RF signal after transmitting an LF signal, during the given wireless communication processing, and the one electronic key is configured not to transmit, in the deactivated mode, the RF signal even when receiving the LF signal, during the given wireless communication processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ohi, Yoshitaka Kimura, Shotaro Hirosue
  • Patent number: 10521542
    Abstract: A non-transitory, computer-readable recording medium having stored therein a program for causing a computer to execute a process including: parts to be placed on a periphery of a printed-circuit board are placed in a first state, extracting first information for indicating an electrical-connection relationship between the printed-circuit board and the parts based on shape information for indicating shapes of the parts, placement information for indicating placement positions of the parts, and material information for indicating materials of the parts; when the parts are placed in a second state different from the first state, extracting second information for indicating an electrical-connection relationship between the printed-circuit board and the parts based on the shape information, placement information for indicating placement positions of the parts, and material information for indicating materials of the parts; extracting parts of the parts having a different electrical-connection relationship between
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryoko Kimura, Kunitoshi Tanaka, Yoshitaka Nishio, Takehiro Yano
  • Patent number: 10518748
    Abstract: An electronic key system comprises a vehicle-mounted device and a plurality of electronic keys and is configured to have: a normal mode in which given processing is permitted to be executed by the vehicle-mounted device when given wireless communication processing between the vehicle-mounted device and the electronic key is successfully completed; and a deactivated mode in which the given processing is inhibited from being executed by the vehicle-mounted device, wherein when the electronic key in the deactivated mode transmits, at a given time, a given signal containing deactivated mode information indicating that the electronic key is operating in the deactivated mode, and the electronic key in the normal mode is shifted to the deactivated mode in response to receiving of the signal containing the deactivated mode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ohi, Yoshitaka Kimura, Shotaro Hirosue
  • Patent number: 10483785
    Abstract: There is provided a power information management device communicable with at least one another device and being able to perform one of mutual power supply and unidirectional power supply, comprising: a requesting unit configured to send a request for information concerning electric power to the at least one another device; a receiving unit configured to receive the power information from the at least one another device which has received the request; and a generating unit configured to generate power information concerning electric power of a plurality of devices including the power information management device and the at least one another device based on the information received from the at least one another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 10468372
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a semiconductor apparatus includes a semiconductor device, a case surrounding the semiconductor device, a spring terminal including a first connection portion extending to a top surface of the case, and a second connection portion provided on the top surface of the case and a control substrate provided on the second connection portion, wherein the first connection portion is connected to the semiconductor device, the second connection portion includes a first end connected to an end of the first connection portion, and a second end opposite to the first end, the second connection portion being a flat plate and having an elastic force using the first end as a supporting point, the second end contacts the control substrate with an elastic force, and the second connection portion has a constriction structure having a notch formed in a side surface along a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Eguchi, Yoshitaka Kimura, Akihiko Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190317106
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a method for predicting the prognosis for kidney disease for a subject on the basis of the amount of D- and L-amino acids, from a blood sample; and an analysis system that determines prognosis predictions. This purpose is achieved by using at least one amino acid to predict the prognosis for kidney disease, said amino acid being selected from the group consisting of D-serine, D-asparagine, D-proline, D-alanine, D-leucine, D-lysine, D-allo-isoleucine, L-glutamic acid, L-alanine, L-tryptophan, and L-asparagine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicants: Osaka University, Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Isaka, Tomonori Kimura, Keiko Yasuda, Kenji Hamase, Masashi Mita
  • Publication number: 20190289211
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a power supply and a power supply circuit. The power supply circuit is configured to alternately switch a state of the electronic device between a first state to supply power to another device and a second state to receive power from said another device, and stop a switching operation of the state of the electronic device when the electronic device is off, to fix the state of the electronic device to one of the first state and the second state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Naoto ASAKURA, Yoshitaka KIMURA, Teruyuki TAKEI, Takahiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190286204
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a power supply, a connector, a detector, and a switch. The connector is configured to be alternatively connectable in a first direction and in a second direction. The detector is configured to detect which of the first direction and the second direction the connector has been connected in. The switch is configured to switch a state of the electronic device between a first state to supply power to another device and to a second state to receive power from said another device. The switch is configured to switch the state of the electronic device to the first state or the second state according to a connection direction of the connector detected by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshitaka KIMURA