Patents by Inventor Yosuke Inoue

Yosuke Inoue 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: 20220146639
    Abstract: A distance measuring apparatus to measure a distance to an object includes: a plurality of light sources to emit a first light and a second light; a mirror; and a light receiving unit. When the mirror rotates about the first and third axes, an angle formed by an optical axis of the second light projected on the first plane and the second axis is larger than an angle formed by an optical axis of the first light projected on the first plane and the second axis, and an angle formed by the optical axis of the second light projected on the second plane and the second axis is larger than an angle formed by the optical axis of the first light projected on the second plane and the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Natsuki HONDA, Masayuki OMAKI, Yoko INOUE, Tomo KISHIGAMI, Shota NAKAHARA, Yoshitaka TSUBOI, Yosuke TAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210184224
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a gas diffusion layer with a microporous layer includes coating a gas diffusion layer containing titanium with a precursor containing an electroconductive material, a water-repellent resin, and a polyethylene oxide, and heating the gas diffusion layer coated with the precursor to form a microporous layer containing the electroconductive material and the water-repellent resin on a surface of the gas diffusion layer. The heating atmosphere is a non-oxidation atmosphere where an oxygen concentration is no more than 0.3% by volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOHO TITANIUM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawai, Yosuke INOUE
  • Publication number: 20210108287
    Abstract: Provided is sponge titanium produced by the Kroll method, in which the total of a chlorine content and a magnesium content is 350 ppm by mass or lower, and a filling density is 1.65 g/cm3 to 1.95 g/cm3. The present invention can provide sponge titanium for large ingot production that is difficult to cause problems due to chloride inclusion at the time of melting production of the large ingot by a melting method not associated with compression molding and has easy component control and also provide a method for industrially efficiently producing the sponge titanium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: TOHO TITANIUM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Inoue, Masanori Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10502973
    Abstract: A shake correction device includes a fixed member and movable member. The fixed member has one of three drive coils and three magnets. The movable member has other of the drive coils and the magnets. Three detectors are arranged on the fixed member or the movable member. A movement amount calculator calculates movement amounts and movement directions of operating points in the drive coils. A drive controller moves the movable member to apply to the drive coils based on outputs from the movement amount calculator. The drive coils are arranged such that imaginary lines passing through the operating points in the respective drive coils and parallel to long sides of the respective drive coils cross one another. Each of the detectors is arranged at a position with respect to the corresponding drive coil, where detection direction differs from a direction of a force acting on the operating point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke Inoue
  • Patent number: 10418503
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to obtain an easy-to-work solar battery module having high joining strength as well as suppressing an increase in residual thermal stress without increasing the thickness of an interconnector. The solar battery module of the present invention includes a solar battery cell including a semiconductor substrate having pn junction, and a first electrode and a second electrode that are formed on a p-type region and an n-type region of the semiconductor substrate and an interconnector to connect the solar battery cell and an adjacent solar battery cell. The interconnector is a bundle of a plurality of round thin wires and includes abutment regions abutting on the first electrode and the second electrode of the adjacent solar battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke Inoue
  • Publication number: 20180286731
    Abstract: In order to avoid cracking of a semiconductor wafer when separating the semiconductor wafer from an electrostatic chuck, there is provided a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device including a step of monitoring the potential of the electrostatic chuck from the adsorption starting state of the semiconductor wafer by the electrostatic chuck to the adsorption finishing state thereof. The above step further includes a step of determining the semiconductor wafer to be in the adsorption finishing state when the potential of the electrostatic chuck is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Yohei HAMAGUCHI, Kazuyuki FUJII, Yosuke INOUE
  • Publication number: 20180182909
    Abstract: The solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells that are sealed inside the sealing layer made of resin with light transmission properties, an identification label sheet that is sealed inside the sealing layer in a region different from the solar cells in a planar direction of the light transmissive substrate, and that is made of resin on which identification management information is noted, and a protective sheet that is stacked on the identification label sheet on the side of the light transmissive substrate, sealed inside the sealing layer, made of resin with light transmission properties, and contains therein ultraviolet absorbent. The protective sheet has greater ultraviolet absorbing properties in a specific thickness than a light-receiving-side sealing layer of the sealing layer, which is positioned on the side of the light transmissive substrate relative to a light-receiving surface of the solar cells in a thickness direction of the sealing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke INOUE, Takayoshi MATSUDA, Yuki HASEGAWA, Tatsuya ISHIGAKI
  • Publication number: 20180158076
    Abstract: An evaluation device according to one aspect of the present invention includes an extractor configured to extract data related to a brand preset by a company or an organization from data collected from an information medium, and a calculator configured to calculate a first index value indicating a frequency of appearance of a first term indicating content expected by the company or organization in the data extracted by the extractor and a second index value indicating a frequency of appearance of a second term indicating a response of a customer in the extracted data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Takumi KATO, Mai TAKEMOTO, Naotada ISHIBASHI, Yosuke INOUE
  • Publication number: 20180151768
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to obtain an easy-to-work solar battery module having high joining strength as well as suppressing an increase in residual thermal stress without increasing the thickness of an interconnector. The solar battery module of the present invention includes a solar battery cell including a semiconductor substrate having pn junction, and a first electrode and a second electrode that are formed on a p-type region and an n-type region of the semiconductor substrate and an interconnector to connect the solar battery cell and an adjacent solar battery cell. The interconnector is a bundle of a plurality of round thin wires and includes abutment regions abutting on the first electrode and the second electrode of the adjacent solar battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke INOUE
  • Patent number: 9635244
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: a lens holding frame; a fixed frame; driving magnets arranged at the fixed frame such that magnetic poles are alternately reversed along an optical axis; driving coils arranged at the lens holding frame so as to be opposed respectively to the driving magnets; first detection portions that detect a position of the lens holding frame by detecting a change of a magnetic force of the respective driving magnets; a second detection portion, wherein when it is detected that the lens holding frame has reached a predetermined position, an output signal from the second detection portion at the time of the detection is set as a reference position, and position detection of the lens holding frame after the detection is performed based on the output signal from the second detection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170075132
    Abstract: A shake correction device includes a fixed member and movable member. The fixed member has one of three drive coils and three magnets. The movable member has other of the drive coils and the magnets. Three detectors are arranged on the fixed member or the movable member. A movement amount calculator calculates movement amounts and movement directions of operating points in the drive coils. A drive controller moves the movable member to apply to the drive coils based on outputs from the movement amount calculator. The drive coils are arranged such that imaginary lines passing through the operating points in the respective drive coils and parallel to long sides of the respective drive coils cross one another. Each of the detectors is arranged at a position with respect to the corresponding drive coil, where detection direction differs from a direction of a force acting on the operating point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke INOUE
  • Publication number: 20170076919
    Abstract: An abnormal part (component) is identified for a short time. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device according to one embodiment includes a step of performing a plasma treatment on a semiconductor substrate by using plasma equipment, and a step of inspecting the plasma equipment. The inspection step includes a step of measuring impedance or reflection intensity at each frequency by varying a frequency of an input signal while regarding a RF power supplying line of the plasma equipment as an electrical circuit. Further, the inspection step includes a step of calculating characteristics of impedance or reflection intensity in an arrival location of the signal with respect to an arrival time of the signal by performing an inverse Fourier transform on a measurement result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuyuki FUJII, Yosuke INOUE
  • Publication number: 20160342069
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: a lens holding frame; a fixed frame; driving magnets arranged at the fixed frame such that magnetic poles are alternately reversed along an optical axis; driving coils arranged at the lens holding frame so as to be opposed respectively to the driving magnets; first detection portions that detect a position of the lens holding frame by detecting a change of a magnetic force of the respective driving magnets; a second detection portion, wherein when it is detected that the lens holding frame has reached a predetermined position, an output signal from the second detection portion at the time of the detection is set as a reference position, and position detection of the lens holding frame after the detection is performed based on the output signal from the second detection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke INOUE
  • Patent number: 9096997
    Abstract: A sanitary washing apparatus is provided according to one aspect of the invention, where the sanitary washing apparatus includes: a washing nozzle having a water discharge port, where the washing nozzle is configured to wash a body of a user by squirting water from the water discharge port; and a casing capable of storing the washing nozzle. The washing nozzle is configured to change from a stored state to an advanced state while transitioning to an orientation having a greater angle of an axis of the washing nozzle with respect to a horizontal plane, where the washing nozzle is stored in the casing in the stored state, and the washing nozzle is configured to wash the body in the advanced state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mochita, Takeshi Yamakawa, Nobutake Sakumoto, Jun Kawamata, Mayako Adachi, Aiko Sato, Yosuke Inoue, Nanae Yamada
  • Patent number: 8701823
    Abstract: A muffler of a motorcycle having an outside diameter greater than the outside diameter d1 of a rectilinear portion of a branch pipe is disposed at a transverse portion of an exhaust pipe. Since the muffler is formed to be roughly elliptic in sectional shape, the outside diameter of the muffler is represented by a major diameter da as the length in the direction of a major axis and a major diameter db as the length in the direction of a minor axis. When the muffler is disposed between a swing arm and a seat to be along the transverse portion of the exhaust pipe, the muffler can be disposed on the more vehicle front side while securing the capacity thereof. Therefore, protrusion of the muffler toward the rear of the vehicle is suppressed, and the external appearance of a vehicle rear portion is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsushima, Yusuke Inoue, Shiro Yama, Seiichiro Eguchi, Yosuke Inoue
  • Patent number: 8393911
    Abstract: A connector 10 includes a terminal 5 having an electric connecting portion 52 connected with a mating member 9 at one end of the terminal 5 so as to be placed on the mating member 9 and fastened by a bolt 11 and a nut 12 and a wire connecting portion 55 joined with a terminal end of the electric wire 6 at the other end of the terminal 5, and a connector housing 4 having a terminal receiving section 41, and a water seal plug 1 arranged around the electric wire 6 to seal watertightly the terminal receiving section 41. The water seal plug 1 includes integrally a rubber water seal member 3 and a resin member 2 made of synthetic resin. The water seal member 3 includes a cylindrical main body 30 and an outer lip 31 abutting on an inner surface of the terminal receiving section 41, and a plurality of inner lips 32a, 32b, 32c abutting on an outer surface of the electric wire 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Tomokazu Yamane, Yosuke Inoue
  • Patent number: 8393433
    Abstract: An exhaust pipe connected to an exhaust port of an engine and an expansion chamber is disposed in the vicinity of the engine. A main tube is provided that extends rearwardly from a head pipe disposed at the front side of a main body. An engine having a cylinder extending upwardly from a crankcase is disposed under the main tube with an exhaust port open at the front side of the cylinder. A first exhaust pipe is provided that is connected to the exhaust port. A down tube is disposed on the center line in the left-right direction of the main body. The exhaust port disposed behind the down tube is deviatingly open at one side from the center line. The first exhaust pipe extends forward from one side of the down tube, and to the other side of the down tube, subsequently turns, and extends again to one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Inoue, Yoshinobu Tateshima, Tatsuhiko Asano
  • Publication number: 20120205191
    Abstract: A muffler of a motorcycle having an outside diameter greater than the outside diameter d1 of a rectilinear portion of a branch pipe is disposed at a transverse portion of an exhaust pipe. Since the muffler is formed to be roughly elliptic in sectional shape, the outside diameter of the muffler is represented by a major diameter da as the length in the direction of a major axis and a major diameter db as the length in the direction of a minor axis. When the muffler is disposed between a swing arm and a seat to be along the transverse portion of the exhaust pipe, the muffler can be disposed on the more vehicle front side while securing the capacity thereof. Therefore, protrusion of the muffler toward the rear of the vehicle is suppressed, and the external appearance of a vehicle rear portion is enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsushima, Yusuke Inoue, Shiro Yama, Seiichiro Eguchi, Yosuke Inoue
  • Patent number: 8216858
    Abstract: Provided are a ferroelectric material having good ferroelectricity and good insulation property, and a ferroelectric device using the ferroelectric material. In the present invention, the ferroelectric material includes a metal oxide having a perovskite-type crystal structure, in which: the metal oxide contains bismuth ferrite whose iron is substituted by manganese, and at least one of a copper oxide and a nickel oxide; the bismuth ferrite is substituted by manganese at a substitution ratio of 0.5 at. % or more to 20 at. % or less with respect to a total amount of iron and manganese; and at least one of the copper oxide and the nickel oxide is added in an amount of 0.5 mol % or more to 20 mol % or less with respect to the bismuth ferrite whose iron is substituted by manganese.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignees: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo University of Science Educational Foundation Administrative Organization
    Inventors: Kenji Takashima, Makoto Kubota, Soichiro Okamura, Takashi Nakajima, Tomosato Okubo, Yosuke Inoue
  • Publication number: 20120117722
    Abstract: A sanitary washing apparatus is provided according to one aspect of the invention, where the sanitary washing apparatus includes: a washing nozzle having a water discharge port, where the washing nozzle is configured to wash a body of a user by squirting water from the water discharge port; and a casing capable of storing the washing nozzle. The washing nozzle is configured to change from a stored state to an advanced state while transitioning to an orientation having a greater angle of an axis of the washing nozzle with respect to a horizontal plane, where the washing nozzle is stored in the casing in the stored state, and the washing nozzle is configured to wash the body in the advanced state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mochita, Takeshi Yamakawa, Nobutake Sakumoto, Jun Kawamata, Mayako Adachi, Aiko Sato, Yosuke Inoue, Nanae Yamada