Yu Takahashi 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).
Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing a hot-dip metal coated steel strip capable of sufficiently suppressing generation of bath wrinkles and producing high-quality hot-dip metal coated steel strip at low cost. The disclosed method of producing a hot-dip metal coated steel strip includes: blowing a gas from a pair of gas wiping nozzles 20A and 20B to a steel strip S while being pulled up from a molten metal bath 14 so as to adjust a coating weight of molten metal on both sides of the steel strip S, in which each of the gas wiping nozzles 20A and 20B includes an injection port portion that is installed downward with respect to a horizontal plane such that an angle formed by the injection port portion and the horizontal plane is 10° or more and 75° or less, and has a header pressure below 30 kPa.
Abstract: A signal processing method includes receiving a signal that rises in response to a physical change and falls in response to an opposite physical change that is opposite to the physical change from a sensor that outputs the signal, and correcting a signal lag as either a rising of a received signal that has been received from the sensor lags with respect to a falling of the received signal, or the falling of the received signal lags with respect to the rising of the received signal.
Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine, a motor generator, a battery, and an ECU. The ECU is configured to calculate an evaluation value indicating a degree of progress of deterioration of the battery, the deterioration being caused by an imbalance in a salt concentration in the battery, and is configured to execute high-rate deterioration suppressing control that raises a target SOC of the battery when the battery is evaluated to be deteriorated in accordance with the evaluation value. The ECU is configured to also raise the target SOC when an actual SOC is increased due to the electric power generation by the motor generator during the execution of the high-rate deterioration suppressing control. The raised target SOC is lower than the increased actual SOC.
Abstract: To provide a polymer having a high ratio of the amount thereof present in a tumor to the amount thereof present in blood (hereinafter, sometimes abbreviated as a tumor/blood ratio). The polymer has phosphorylcholine (derivative) as a side chain and has a dye (near-infrared dye) having absorption in the near-infrared wavelength region bound to the polymer.
Abstract: An ECU switches a control mode to an HV mode when an SOC decreases to a lower limit during an EV mode. The ECU calculates an evaluation value ?D of high-rate deterioration indicating a deterioration component of a secondary battery due to non-uniformity in salt concentration in a battery. The ECU executes high-rate deterioration inhibiting control when the HV mode is currently selected and when the battery is evaluated as deteriorating based on the evaluation value ?D, the high-rate deterioration inhibiting control being control for increasing the SOC by making a control target of the SOC higher than the lower limit of the SOC. On the other hand, the ECU does not execute the high-rate deterioration inhibiting control when the EV mode is currently selected.
Abstract: A driving tool includes a combustion chamber, a cylinder, a valve and a control unit. Fuel and compressed air are supplied into the combustion chamber. The cylinder is configured to movably store a piston which is driven by combustion pressure at a time of igniting a mixture of the fuel and the compressed air filled in the combustion chamber. The valve is configured to open and close a passage through which the compressed air is supplied into the combustion chamber. The control unit is configured to control the valve to supply the compressed air into the combustion chamber when the control unit determines that a return of the piston is completed.
Abstract: A driving tool includes a main body, a trigger, a contact member and a control unit. The main body has a combustion chamber configured to be filled with fuel and compressed air. The trigger is configured to operate an ignition device to combust a mixture of the fuel and the compressed air filled in the combustion chamber. The contact member is brought into contact with a driving target member to enable an operation of the trigger. The control unit is configured to start an injection of the fuel when the contact member is turned on, and to complete an injection of the air after the trigger is turned on.
Abstract: The present technology relates to a sound field forming apparatus and method and a program that are configured to enhance the reproducibility of a wavefront at a listener position. The sound field forming apparatus has a position acquisition unit configured to acquire position information indicative of a position of a listener or a position of a sound source to be formed, a control point specification unit configured to specify a control point in accordance with a distance from a speaker array of the listener or the sound source on the basis of the position information, and a filter unit configured to generate a speaker drive signal for forming a predetermined sound field by the speaker array by convoluting a filter coefficient corresponding to the specified control point with a sound source signal. The present technology can be applied to the sound field forming apparatus.
Abstract: Provided is an operation control apparatus of a movable body that carries out a task at a destination. The operation control apparatus includes a memory, an information acquiring unit, a cell dividing unit, a calculating unit, a determining unit, and a destination changing unit. The cell dividing unit divides map information into multiple cells that include a first cell including the destination, and a second cell. The calculating unit calculates an evaluation value related to a degree to which the task is impeded, of each of the multiple cells. The determining unit determines whether the evaluation value of the first cell is higher than a threshold. The evaluation value determined as higher, the destination changing unit changes the destination to a location in the second cell, the evaluation value of which is equal to or lower than the threshold and is minimal.
January 13, 2017
Date of Patent:
July 23, 2019
Yu Itabashi, Akitoshi Sakaguchi, Kentaro Hiraki, Shinei Takahashi
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide pharmaceutical agents that reduce risk for decrease in bone mineral density due to their effect of reducing estrogen levels and exert excellent therapeutic effects on endometriosis. The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions for treating endometriosis comprising 3-[2-fluoro-5-(2,3-difluoro-6-methoxybenzyloxy)-4-methoxyphenyl]-2,4-dioxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydrothieno[3,4-d]pyrimidine-5-carboxylic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which are administered orally once a day at a daily dose of between 50 mg and 75 mg calculated as a free form.
August 7, 2017
June 13, 2019
KISSEI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
Takuro Dan, Hideomi Takahashi, Yu Kuramochi
Abstract: Provided is microparticle extraction technology capable of stably extracting only a target microparticle at high speed from a sheath flow flowing through a flow path. A particle extraction apparatus includes: a first extraction unit for extracting, from a whole sample containing a target particle, an extraction sample containing the target particle without performing abort processing; and a second extraction unit for subjecting the extraction sample to abort processing and extracting only the target particle.
Abstract: A diffusion agent composition that, even when a semiconductor substrate which is an object into which an impurity diffusion ingredient is to be diffused has, on a surface thereof, a three-dimensional structure having nano-scale fine voids on a surface thereof, can be evenly coated on the whole area of an inner surface of the fine voids, whereby boron can be diffused into the semiconductor substrate, and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor substrate using the composition. The composition includes an impurity diffusion ingredient and a hydrolyzable Si compound to produce a silanol group, the impurity diffusion ingredient containing a complex compound containing boron having a specific structure.
Abstract: A diffusing agent composition that can efficiently form a thin film in which an impurity diffusion component can be diffused into a semiconductor substrate at a higher concentration than a conventional one and a method of manufacturing a semiconductor substrate using the diffusing agent composition. The diffusing agent composition includes an impurity diffusion component and a silane coupling agent the silane coupling agent including a group which generates a silanol group by hydrolysis and alkyl groups and at least one of the alkyl groups includes, in a chain and/or at an end, at least one amino group selected from a primary amino group, a secondary amino group and a tertiary amino group.
Abstract: A recorded data processing method includes calculating, for each of N (N is a natural number of three or more) recorded data pairs each formed by two pieces of recorded data that are adjacent to each other when N pieces of recorded data each representing a recording target including at least one of audio or an image are arranged cyclically, a time difference between time signals representing temporal changes of the recording target in the two respective pieces of recorded data of the recorded data pair. It is also evaluated whether or not the N pieces of recorded data include recorded data having no relation according to a total value of N time differences calculated for the N recorded data pairs.
Abstract: A recorded data processing method includes: for each of N recorded data pairs each formed by two pieces of recorded data X that are adjacent to each other when N pieces of recorded data X each representing a recording target including at least one of audio and video are arranged cyclically, calculating a plurality of candidate values for a time difference between time signals representing temporal changes of the recording target in the two respective pieces of recorded data X of the recorded data pair; and identifying one of the plurality of candidate values in each of the N recorded data pairs as the time difference between the two pieces of recorded data in the recorded data pair such that a numerical value obtained by summing, over the N recorded data pairs, one of the plurality of candidate values calculated for each of the N recorded data pairs approaches zero.
Abstract: A hydraulic brake device includes (a) a master fluid passage for supplying a working fluid from a master cylinder to a wheel brake, (b) a master shut-off valve provided in the master fluid passage, (c) a return fluid passage, (d) a return passage opening valve provided in the return fluid passage, (e) an electromagnetic control valve provided in the return fluid passage and configured to control a flow of the working fluid or to allow a flow of the working fluid without controlling, and (f) a stroke simulator having first and second fluid chambers defined by a partition member, the first fluid chamber being connected to the master fluid passage between the master shut-off valve and the master cylinder, the second fluid chamber being connected to the return fluid passage on one on opposite sides of the return passage opening valve that is nearer to the wheel brake.
Abstract: A recorded data processing method is performed that includes generating synchronization information indicating a relationship of recorded data with respect to reference data on a time axis by comparing the recorded data including video recorded by a recording device and the reference data that act as a reference for the recorded data on a time axis and that represent audio or video; and transmitting from a terminal source material data that include video that corresponds to the recorded data and the synchronization information that was generated to an editing device that generates content including a plurality of mutually synchronized videos from a plurality of the source material data.
Abstract: A flight controlling apparatus includes an information acquiring unit, a point searching unit, a determining unit, and a route changing unit. The information acquiring unit acquires location information of a factor on a ground that possibly influences safety of an aircraft in landing. The point searching unit searches for one or more landing candidate points to prepare for an expected abnormality in the aircraft in flight, on the basis of the location information. The determining unit determines whether the one or more landing candidate points are selected to prepare for the expected abnormality. The route changing unit changes a flight route of the aircraft to cause the one or more landing candidate points to be obtained to prepare for the expected abnormality in a case where the determining unit determines that no landing candidate point is selected to prepare for the expected abnormality.
Abstract: A diffusion agent composition that can be evenly applied onto the whole area of an inner surface of the fine voids, whereby boron can be well and uniformly diffused into the semiconductor substrate even by heating at a low temperature, and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor substrate using the diffusion agent composition. In a diffusion agent composition including an impurity diffusion component, the impurity diffusion component, which can be applied onto a surface of a semiconductor substrate to form a diffusion layer, and which is a boron compound including a nitrogen atom, is used.
Abstract: A vibrator of a vibration-type driving device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a first vibrating member that includes first protrusions protruding in a first direction, a second vibrating member that includes second protrusions protruding in a direction that is opposite to the first direction, and an electric-mechanical energy conversion element that is fixed to the first vibrating member. The first protrusions and the second protrusions each have a hollow structure, and the first vibrating member and the second vibrating member are disposed in such a manner that a surface of the first vibrating member on which the first protrusions are not formed and a surface of the second vibrating member on which the second protrusions are not formed face each other.