Patents by Inventor Yoshiyuki Nakayama

Yoshiyuki Nakayama 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: 20200378996
    Abstract: An automated analyzer includes a reagent dispensing probe that dispenses a reagent to a reaction vessel, a sample dispensing probe that dispenses a sample to the reaction vessel, a stirring rod that stirs a sample and a reagent in the reaction vessel, and a storage unit that stores special washing information including information about a condition for performing special washing to prevent sample carryover and a washing method. The automated analyzer further includes: a determination unit that determines whether the special washing is required based on information about the sample dispensed by the sample dispensing probe and the special washing information; and a controller that causes the reagent dispensing probe to dispense a wash liquid to the reaction vessel and causes the stirring rod to stir the wash liquid in the reaction vessel based on the special washing information, when the special washing is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Kazushige Kojima, Yoshiyuki Nakayama, Masato Nakayama, Arihiro Toyoda, Hiroo Sugimura, Yuta Ikarashi, Yasuhiro Fukumoto, Makoto Asakura
  • Patent number: 10816262
    Abstract: Provided is a production facility for liquefied hydrogen and a liquefied natural gas from a natural gas, including: a first heat exchanger configured to cool a hydrogen gas through heat exchange between the hydrogen gas and a mixed refrigerant for liquefying a natural gas containing a plurality of kinds of refrigerants selected from the group consisting of methane, ethane, propane, and nitrogen; a second heat exchanger configured to cool the mixed refrigerant through heat exchange between the mixed refrigerant and propane; and a third heat exchanger configured to cool the hydrogen gas through heat exchange between the hydrogen gas and a refrigerant containing hydrogen or helium, wherein the first heat exchanger has a precooling temperature of from ?100° C. to ?160° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: JGC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Hidefumi Omori, Toru Matsuhara, Shintaro Watanabe, Toru Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20200288026
    Abstract: Provided is an input device comprising: a touch panel which receives an operation from a user; an external member having an external surface substantially the same as a surface of the touch panel; and a near field communication unit which is provided near the surrounding of the touch panel and inside of the external member and performs communication with an object to be detected which is brought close to a detection range, wherein a position corresponding to the near field communication unit of the external member projects from the touch panel and is inclined such that the side close to the touch panel is higher than the side distant from the touch panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakayama, Ryoichi Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 10701224
    Abstract: Provided is an input device comprising: a touch panel which receives an operation from a user; an external member having an external surface substantially the same as a surface of the touch panel; and a near field communication unit which is provided near the surrounding of the touch panel and inside of the external member and performs communication with an object to be detected which is brought close to a detection range, wherein a position corresponding to the near field communication unit of the external member projects from the touch panel and is inclined such that the side close to the touch panel is higher than the side distant from the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakayama, Ryoichi Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 10686001
    Abstract: An image sensor includes: a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts incident light transmitted through a microlens to generate electric charge; an accumulation unit that accumulates the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit; and a transfer unit that transfers the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit to the accumulation unit, wherein: the photoelectric conversion unit, the transfer unit, and the accumulation unit are provided along a direction of an optical axis of the microlens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Takagi, Satoshi Nakayama, Ryoji Ando, Takashi Seo, Yohei Matsuoka, Yoshiyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200171672
    Abstract: A sensor system according to the present disclosure includes a substrate, a force sensor, a calculation unit, and an output part. The substrate includes a reference plane and an inclined surface. The force sensor is provided on the inclined surface and outputs signals in three-axis directions that correspond to an orthogonal axis direction that is orthogonal to the inclined surface and two-axis directions that are parallel to the reference plane. The calculation unit calculates a pressing force in each coordinate axis direction of rectangular coordinates formed of an axis vertical to the reference plane and two axes parallel to the reference plane and moments around the respective coordinate axes of the rectangular coordinates. The output part outputs calculation results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakayama, Motohiro Fujiyoshi, Yoshiyuki Hata, Yoshiteru Omura
  • Publication number: 20200072691
    Abstract: A sensor system according to the present disclosure includes a substrate with a reference plane, a plurality of kinesthetic-sense sensors disposed on the substrate, each of the plurality of kinesthetic-sense sensors being configured to output signals of three axial directions corresponding to an orthogonal-axis direction orthogonal to the reference plane and two axial directions parallel to the reference plane, respectively, according to an external force from an object received at a force receiving part, a control unit configured to determine whether or not a value of each of the signals is larger than a predetermined threshold, and calculate a pressing force in the orthogonal-axis direction or a moment around the orthogonal axis received from the object based on a result of the determination, and an output unit configured to output a result of the calculation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakayama, Motohiro Fujiyoshi, Yoshiyuki Hata, Yoshiteru Omura
  • Publication number: 20200070354
    Abstract: A sensor unit 10 includes at least three kinesthetic-sense sensors 11 arranged along a plane, each including a first force-receiving part 111 configured to receive an external force. The sensor unit 10 includes a connecting member 12 including a second force-receiving part 13 configured to receive an external force, configured to transfer the external force received by the second force-receiving part 13 to each first force-receiving part 111 and connecting the first force-receiving parts 111 with each other. The sensor unit 10 includes an output unit 15 configured to output signals corresponding to a pressing force in an orthogonal-axis direction orthogonal to the plane and pressing forces in two axial directions parallel to the plane, respectively, the pressing forces being components of divided forces of the external force received by the second force-receiving part 13, received by the respective first force-receiving parts 111 through the connecting member 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro NAKAYAMA, Yoshiyuki HATA, Motohiro FUJIYOSHI, Yoshiteru OMURA
  • Patent number: 10553063
    Abstract: A coin validation device that is implemented in a coin handling machine which stores therein a deposited coin on a denomination-by-denomination basis and which pays out stored coin in response to a disbursement instruction, the coin validation device, includes: a carrier that carries the deposited coin in a horizontally-fallen state in one direction; and a discriminator that identifies authenticity and denominations of the coin carried in the one direction by the carrier. Further, the carrier carries a coin, which is discriminated as a counterfeit coin by the discriminator, in another direction opposite to the one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshito Shibata, Kazuhiro Tomita, Takeshi Oiwa, Takuya Yamane, Masashi Nagata, Yoshiyuki Fukushima, Takao Okuhara, Yoshihiro Taniguchi, Masao Nakayama, Shojiro Onzuka, Takuya Fukuura, Shunsuke Kowase, Tsuyoshi Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 10530944
    Abstract: Provided is an input device comprising: a touch panel which receives an operation from a user; an external member having an external surface substantially the same as a surface of the touch panel; and a near field communication unit which is provided near the surrounding of the touch panel and inside of the external member and performs communication with an object to be detected which is brought close to a detection range, wherein a position corresponding to the near field communication unit of the external member projects from the touch panel and is inclined such that the side close to the touch panel is higher than the side distant from the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakayama, Ryoichi Kawasumi
  • Publication number: 20190393312
    Abstract: During epitaxial growth of an n?-type drift layer having a uniform nitrogen concentration, vanadium is doped in addition to the nitrogen, whereby an n?-type lifetime reduced layer is selectively formed in the n?-type drift layer. The n?-type lifetime reduced layer is disposed at a depth that is more than 5 ?m from a pn junction surface between a p-type anode layer and the n?-type drift layer in a direction toward a cathode side, and the n?-type lifetime reduced layer is disposed separated from the pn junction surface. Further, the n?-type lifetime reduced layer is disposed in a range from the pn junction surface to a depth that is ? times a thickness of the n?-type drift layer. A vanadium concentration of the n?-type lifetime reduced layer is 1/100 to ? of a nitrogen concentration of the n?-type lifetime reduced layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi TAWARA, Koji Nakayama, Yoshiyuki Yonezawa, Hidekazu Tsuchida, Koichi Murata
  • Patent number: 10514244
    Abstract: A roundness measuring machine includes: a base; a table rotatable relative to the base; a probe configured to scan a surface of a workpiece mounted on the table; a motor configured to rotate the table; and a control device configured to control a rotation of the motor. The control device includes: a starting current detector configured to detect a starting current of the motor; and an acceleration/deceleration time setting unit configured to detect at least one of acceleration time and deceleration time for the motor in accordance with the starting current. The roundness measuring machine can suitably set the acceleration time and the deceleration time for the motor corresponding to the inertia moment of the workpiece mounted on the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuki Nakayama, Yoshiyuki Omori
  • Publication number: 20190383821
    Abstract: Finding a protein of a minute amount present on a cell membrane to provide a method for producing an antibody against the protein. Producing an antibody using a protein identified by an identification method including: a labeling step of using a labeling agent comprising at least one selected from bis-iminobiotin compounds and bis-biotin compounds to obtain cells having a labeled protein; a degradation step of preparing a degradation product for an immobilization treatment, the degradation product containing the labeled protein; an immobilization step of immobilizing the labeled protein contained in the degradation product for an immobilization treatment on a stationary phase via a streptavidin mutant; a cleavage step of releasing an analysis sample from the stationary phase on which the labeled protein is immobilized; and an analysis step of analyzing the analysis sample to identify the labeled protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicants: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION, HEALTH AND NUTRITION, SAVID THERAPEUTICS INC.
    Inventors: Tsuneji SUZUKI, Yoshiyuki TOTANI, Kosuke MANO, Shinichi BANBA, Haruhiko KAMADA, Taisuke NAKAYAMA, Hiroki AKIBA, Kouhei TSUMOTO, Tsuyoshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190364163
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body including an image forming portion configured to form an image on a sheet, a rotating unit disposed above the apparatus body and rotatably supported around a first rotary shaft with respect to the apparatus body, and a cover portion rotatably supported around a second rotary shaft extending in parallel to the first rotary shaft with respect to the apparatus body. The rotating unit and the cover portion are opened from a front side of the image forming apparatus to a rear side of the image forming apparatus. The second rotary shaft is disposed on the rear side of the first rotary shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20190335046
    Abstract: Provided is an input device comprising: a touch panel which receives an operation from a user; an external member having an external surface substantially the same as a surface of the touch panel; and a near field communication unit which is provided near the surrounding of the touch panel and inside of the external member and performs communication with an object to be detected which is brought close to a detection range, wherein a position corresponding to the near field communication unit of the external member projects from the touch panel and is inclined such that the side close to the touch panel is higher than the side distant from the touch panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakayama, Ryoichi Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 10360969
    Abstract: A light emitting element driving semiconductor integrated circuit constitutes at least a part of a light emitting element driving device arranged to drive a series connection unit including a plurality of light emitting elements. The light emitting element driving semiconductor integrated circuit includes a single-element short-circuit detection unit arranged to detect that one of the plurality of light emitting elements is short-circuited, and a control unit arranged to control a power element of the light emitting element driving device so that current supplied from the light emitting element driving device to the series connection unit is increased, when the single-element short-circuit detection circuit detects that one of the plurality of light emitting elements is short-circuited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinsuke Takagimoto, Yoshiyuki Nakatani, Masaaki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10355381
    Abstract: A board connector (10) includes a housing (20), fixing members (50) and a shield member (70). The housing (20) holds a terminal fitting (40). The fixing member (50) includes a housing fixing portion (51) to be fixed to the housing (20) and a board fixing portion (52) to be fixed to a circuit board (90) while being electrically connected to the circuit board (90). The shield member (70) includes mounting portions (75) to be mounted on the housing (75) and covering portions (77) for covering outer side surfaces of the fixing members (50) in a mounting direction of the mounting portions (75), and the covering portions (77) include contact portions (81) configured to come into contact with the outer side surfaces of the fixing members (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Ishikawa, Yasuaki Nakayama, Kenji Makino, Masami Sakai
  • Patent number: 10254302
    Abstract: An method is offered which can clean the nozzles of a reaction cuvette wash unit. A first detergent is put in first reagent containers located on a first reagent turntable. A computer controller drives a first reagent pipette to aspirate the detergent from the first reagent containers and to deliver the detergent into reaction cuvettes. The controller drives a reaction turntable to bring each reaction cuvette holding the detergent therein to the reaction cuvette wash unit. The controller drives the reaction cuvette wash unit to aspirate the detergent from inside the reaction cuvettes using reaction cuvette wash nozzles to thereby clean the wash nozzles. A second detergent is then used to clean the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: JEOL Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20190037089
    Abstract: Provided is an input device comprising: a touch panel which receives an operation from a user; an external member having an external surface substantially the same as a surface of the touch panel; and a near field communication unit which is provided near the surrounding of the touch panel and inside of the external member and performs communication with an object to be detected which is brought close to a detection range, wherein a position corresponding to the near field communication unit of the external member projects from the touch panel and is inclined such that the side close to the touch panel is higher than the side distant from the touch panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakayama, Ryoichi Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 10148833
    Abstract: Provided is an input device comprising: a touch panel which receives an operation from a user; an external member having an external surface substantially the same as a surface of the touch panel; and a near field communication unit which is provided near the surrounding of the touch panel and inside of the external member and performs communication with an object to be detected which is brought close to a detection range, wherein a position corresponding to the near field communication unit of the external member projects from the touch panel and is inclined such that the side close to the touch panel is higher than the side distant from the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakayama, Ryoichi Kawasumi