Patents by Inventor Yoshitaka Nakano

Yoshitaka Nakano 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: 20200402820
    Abstract: A cover for a swing member of a substrate processing apparatus includes an upper surface including a first groove, and a first side edge and a second side edge located respectively at both ends of the upper surface in the short-length direction of the cover, where a bottom portion of the first groove is located lower than the first side edge and the second side edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitaka KITAGAWA, Hisajiro NAKANO, Tomoatsu ISHIBASHI
  • Publication number: 20200337528
    Abstract: An insertion apparatus includes an insertion section, a channel tube, a tube bending part, and a protective member disposed at the tube bending part, the protective member being configured to prevent deformation of the tube bending part when a guide wire passes through the tube bending part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshitaka NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200333728
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a job acquirer that acquires a print job; a photoconductor including a surface on which a toner image is to be formed; an electrifying member that electrifies the photoconductor; an exposure member that exposes the photoconductor; a developing member that supplies toner to the photoconductor; a cleaner that cleans the photoconductor; and a controller connected to the job acquirer to control the image forming apparatus, wherein the controller computes a first non-toner region that is provided on the surface of the photoconductor when the toner image is formed on the photoconductor, the first non-toner region not containing toner in a longitudinal direction of the surface of the photoconductor, and the controller causes the exposure member and the developing member to form the toner image on the photoconductor and to form a set of toner patches in the first non-toner region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: YAN SHEN, HIDEO YAMAKI, FUTOSHI OKAZAKI, YASUYUKI INADA, TAKAHIRO KURODA, YU MUKOBAYASHI, YOSHITAKA NOMURA, MOTOKI NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10689493
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition includes a polyalkenyl phenol resin (A) and an aromatic polymaleimide compound (B). Polyalkenyl phenol resin (A) has at least one aromatic ring unit (a1) which may have a 2-alkenyl group bonded thereto and in which a phenolic hydroxyl group is alkyl-etherified, and at least one aromatic ring unit (a2) which has a phenolic hydroxyl group and which may have a 2-alkenyl group bonded thereto. At least one of aromatic ring units (a1, a2) has a 2-alkenyl group. Each aromatic ring unit is bonded by a linking group. When m represents the number of aromatic ring units (a1), and n represents the number of aromatic ring units (a2), n to (m+n) is 10-60%. The polyalkenyl phenol resin (A) is included in an amount at which the amount of 2-alkenyl groups becomes 0.4-1.5 mol per mol of maleimide groups in the aromatic polymaleimide compound (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Hiromi Otake, Aoi Nakano, Chika Yamashita, Yoshitaka Ishibashi, Hiroshi Uchida
  • Publication number: 20200190654
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing more beautiful black coated steel sheets by uniformly blackening the coating layer. Specifically, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing black coated steel sheets, which brings Zn—Al—Mg alloy coated steel sheets (1) into contact with steam in a closed container (10), wherein said closed container (10) can maintain a predefined internal pressure through variable control of the amount of steam flowing into said closed container (10) and/or the amount of steam flowing out of said closed container (10), and in said closed container (10) that can maintain said predefined pressure, said Zn—Al—Mg alloy coated steel sheets (1) have contact with the steam introduced into said closed container (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: MASAKI YAMAMOTO, TADASHI NAKANO, ICHIRO TAKAHASHI, HIROYUKI NAKAMIZO, TOSHIAKI SATO, YOSHINOBU KURISU, YUUKI SAKURABA, YOSHITAKA YUKURA, TSUTOMU OHTA, SHINICHI KAJIMOTO, NOBORU SUZUKI, MASAHIKO TSUCHIYAMA, YUUSUKE MURAI
  • Patent number: 10630522
    Abstract: To reduce a hardware circuit scale and a memory capacity in a communication system reducing a PAPR. A transmitter includes a transmission processing feedback type FIR filter configured to feed back data outputted from the last stage delay element of a plurality of delay elements included in an FIR filter to the first stage delay element and configured to set an initial value to a delay element in a predetermined position, of the delay elements, and performs transmission processing by using the transmission processing feedback type FIR filter. A receiver includes a reception processing feedback type FIR filter configured similarly to the transmission processing feedback type FIR filter and performs reception processing by using the reception processing feedback type FIR filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Nakano, Yoshitaka Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10587200
    Abstract: A bidirectional insulated DC/DC converter includes a first single-phase 3-level inverter, a second single-phase 3-level inverter, and an insulated transformer. The first single-phase 3-level inverter generates a first AC voltage between output terminals based on a first DC voltage received from a first DC circuit. The second single-phase 3-level inverter generates a second AC voltage between output terminals based on a second DC voltage received from a second DC circuit. The insulated transformer includes a primary winding that receives the first AC voltage from the output terminals and a secondary winding that receives the second AC voltage from the output terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION, The Ritsumeikan Trust
    Inventors: Kazunori Sanada, Toshihide Nakano, Kazuki Nishimura, Takao Kawabata, Yoshitaka Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10579487
    Abstract: A semiconductor device (1) includes a first processing unit (10-1), a second processing unit (10-2), a writing unit (12), a storage unit (14), and a processing control unit (20). The writing unit (12) writes first information related to processing of each of the first processing unit (10-1) and the second processing unit (10-2) into the storage unit (14). The processing control unit (20) controls the operations of the first processing unit (10-1) and the second processing unit (10-2). The processing control unit (20) performs control to stop the first processing unit (10-1) when an error occurs in the first processing unit (10-1). When it is determined that the second processing unit (10-2) where an error has not occurred is able to maintain execution of the first processing by using first information stored in the storage unit (14), the second processing unit (10-2) maintains execution of the first processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke Nakano, Yoshitaka Taki
  • Publication number: 20200048728
    Abstract: The present invention enables quick cooling of steam-treated objects and thus reduces the manufacturing time of steam-treated products such as black coated steel sheets. The present invention provides a method for manufacturing steam-treated products, which involves a steam treatment step that introduces steam into a closed container (10) containing a treatment object (1) and brings the treatment object (1) into contact with the steam, and a treated object cooling step that cools the object (1) treated with steam in the steam treatment step, wherein said treated object cooling step introduces coolant gas into said closed container (10), brings said treated object (1) into contact with the coolant gas, and discharges the introduced coolant gas from said closed container (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: MASAKI YAMAMOTO, YOSHINOBU KURISU, TOSHIAKI SATO, TOYOHARU YASUDA, ICHIRO TAKAHASHI, HIROYUKI NAKAMIZO, TADASHI NAKANO, HIROKAZU TSUJI, TAKAHIDE HAYASHIDA, YOSHITAKA YUKURA, TSUTOMU OHTA, SHINICHI KAJIMOTO, TAKUMI UCHIYAMA, NOBORU SUZUKI, MASAHIKO TSUCHIYAMA, YUUSUKE MURAI
  • Publication number: 20190253297
    Abstract: To reduce a hardware circuit scale and a memory capacity in a communication system reducing a PAPR. A transmitter includes a transmission processing feedback type FIR filter configured to feed back data outputted from the last stage delay element of a plurality of delay elements included in an FIR filter to the first stage delay element and configured to set an initial value to a delay element in a predetermined position, of the delay elements, and performs transmission processing by using the transmission processing feedback type FIR filter. A receiver includes a reception processing feedback type FIR filter configured similarly to the transmission processing feedback type FIR filter and performs reception processing by using the reception processing feedback type FIR filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Hirofumi NAKANO, Yoshitaka SHIBUYA
  • Patent number: 10361101
    Abstract: A substrate cleaning apparatus for bringing an elongated roll cleaning member into sliding contact with a flat plate type substrate to perform cleaning processing on the substrate includes a roll holder for supporting the roll cleaning member so that the roll cleaning member is rotatable, an elevating mechanism that has a linking member for supporting the roll holder, and moves the roll holder up and down so that the roll cleaning member applies a predetermined roll load to the substrate, a sensor member that is provided to the linking member and measures frictional force between the roll cleaning member and the substrate, and a controller for performing feedback control on the frictional force between the roll cleaning member and the substrate based on a measured value of the sensor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kitagawa, Hisajiro Nakano, Junji Kunisawa
  • Publication number: 20190207526
    Abstract: A bidirectional insulated DC/DC converter (1) includes a first single-phase 3-level inverter (INV-A), a second single-phase 3-level inverter (INV-B), and an insulated transformer (3). The first single-phase 3-level inverter (INV-A) generates a first AC voltage (VA) between output terminals (1a, 1b) based on a first DC voltage received from a first DC circuit (5). The second single-phase 3-level inverter (INV-B) generates a second AC voltage (VB) between output terminals (2a, 2b) based on a second DC voltage received from a second DC circuit (6). The insulated transformer (3) includes a primary winding (3a) that receives the first AC voltage (VA) from the output terminals (1a, 1b) and a secondary winding (3b) that receives the second AC voltage (VB) from the output terminals (2a, 2b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicants: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation, The Ritsumeikan Trust
    Inventors: Kazunori SANADA, Toshihide NAKANO, Kazuki NISHIMURA, Takao KAWABATA, Yoshitaka KAWABATA
  • Patent number: 10197892
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus which is able to obtain an image with high sharpness within a short period of time using a simple structure when operated in a low-temperature environment. A lens unit and a heater are provided in an internal space of a main case, and the internal space is divided into a first closed space and a second closed space via an opening, which is opened and closed by a valve member. A detecting unit detects a temperature in the internal space. An opening and closing unit opens and closes the valve member. A control unit controls opening and closing actions of the valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Nakano
  • Publication number: 20170315427
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus which is able to obtain an image with high sharpness within a short period of time using a simple structure when operated in a low-temperature environment. A lens unit and a heater are provided in an internal space of a main case, and the internal space is divided into a first closed space and a second closed space via an opening, which is opened and closed by a valve member. A detecting unit detects a temperature in the internal space. An opening and closing unit opens and closes the valve member. A control unit controls opening and closing actions of the valve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventor: Yoshitaka NAKANO
  • Patent number: 9735260
    Abstract: A semiconductor device has a stacked structure in which a p-GaN layer, an SI-GaN layer, and an AlGaN layer are stacked, and has a gate electrode that is formed at a top surface side of the AlGaN layer. A band gap of the AlGaN layer is wider than a band gap of the p-GaN layer and the SI-GaN layer. Moreover, impurity concentration of the SI-GaN layer is less than 1×1017 cm?3. Semiconductor devices including III-V semiconductors may have a stable normally-off operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Sugimoto, Tetsu Kachi, Yoshitaka Nakano, Tsutomu Uesugi, Hiroyuki Ueda, Narumasa Soejima
  • Patent number: 9184271
    Abstract: A semiconductor device has a stacked structure in which a p-GaN layer, an SI-GaN layer, and an AlGaN layer are stacked, and has a gate electrode that is formed at a top surface side of the AlGaN layer. A band gap of the AlGaN layer is wider than a band gap of the p-GaN layer and the SI-GaN layer. Moreover, impurity concentration of the SI-GaN layer is less than 1×1017 cm?3. Semiconductor devices including III-V semiconductors may have a stable normally-off operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Sugimoto, Tetsu Kachi, Yoshitaka Nakano, Tsutomu Uesugi, Hiroyuki Ueda, Narumasa Soejima
  • Patent number: 8960908
    Abstract: A fundus imaging apparatus selects a focal position detection method in accordance with whether a diopter correction lens is inserted in an optical path of an imaging optical system that includes an imaging unit; and detects a focal position based on a signal from the imaging unit according to the selected focal position detection method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Saito, Satoshi Aikawa, Hideyuki Ohban, Yoshitaka Nakano
  • Patent number: 8914838
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a reception unit that receives a reception signal from a metal cable and extracts reception data; a transmission unit that sends a transmission signal obtained by modulating transmission data with a frequency included in a first frequency band to the metal cable; an interference signal detection unit that detects a signal used in communication using a cable modem, modulated by a frequency included in a second frequency band, and transmitted over the metal cable as an interference signal; and a signal transmission control unit that instructs the transmission unit to modulate transmission data using a frequency included in a third frequency band that does not have any frequency band overlapping the second frequency band when the interference signal is detected and a frequency band overlapping both the first frequency band and the second frequency band exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Magnus Communications, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuusaku Okamura, Yasushi Hamada, Yoshitaka Nakano, Kazutoshi Ohishi
  • Publication number: 20140175518
    Abstract: A semiconductor device has a stacked structure in which a p-GaN layer, an SI-GaN layer, and an AlGaN layer are stacked, and has a gate electrode that is formed at a top surface side of the AlGaN layer. A band gap of the AlGaN layer is wider than a band gap of the p-GaN layer and the SI-GaN layer. Moreover, impurity concentration of the SI-GaN layer is less than 1×1017 cm?3. Semiconductor devices including III-V semiconductors may have a stable normally-off operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Sugimoto, Tetsu Kachi, Yoshitaka Nakano, Tsutomu Uesugi, Hiroyuki Ueda, Narumasa Soejima
  • Publication number: 20140160429
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises: a projection unit arranged in an illumination optical system for projecting illumination light onto a fundus of an eye and to project a focus index onto the eye; a focus lens arranged in a light-receiving optical system for guiding reflected light from the fundus to an image sensor and to focus the image sensor on the fundus; a first unit to detect an approximate focus position using the focus index in a first mode; a second unit to detect a focus position in a second mode by evaluating a luminance-contrast of a fundus image formed on the image sensor based on the approximate focus position; and a control unit to control positions of the focus lens and the projection unit in association with each other in the first mode, and control them independently in the second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nakano, Satoshi Aikawa, Hideyuki Ohban, Yohei Saito