Patents by Inventor Yuji Hori

Yuji Hori 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: 9407781
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a casing, an image reading unit, a mounting board, and an antenna. The casing has a side wall positioned at one end thereof in a first direction. The image reading unit is accommodated in the casing and configured to read an image of an original document by scanning in the first direction. The mounting board is accommodated in the casing and mounts an electronic component that is used when the image reading unit reads the image, the mounting board extending in the first direction. The antenna is accommodated in the casing and configured to receive or transmit a radio signal. The antenna is disposed along and adjacent the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji Hori, Yasuhiro Asai, Masatsugu Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20160200807
    Abstract: The disclosure provides anti-myostatin antibodies and methods of making and using the same. Nucleic acids encoding the anti-myostatin antibodies and host cells comprising the nucleic acids are also provided. The anti-myostatin antibodies have uses that include treating a muscle wasting disease, reducing body fat accumulation, and increasing mass and strength of muscle tissue. The disclosure also provides polypeptides containing a variant Fc region and methods of making and using the same. Nucleic acids encoding the polypeptides and host cells comprising the nucleic acids are also provided. The polypeptides have uses that include suppressing the activation of immune cells; treating an immunological inflammatory disease, autoimmune disease, or viral infection; and increasing muscle mass and strength or reducing body fat accumulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinao RUIKE, Taichi Kuramochi, Hiroyasu Muramatsu, Atsunori Ueyama, Tomoyuki Igawa, Hitoshi Katada, Yuji Hori
  • Publication number: 20160159597
    Abstract: A sheet conveyer device, including a transmitter to transmit ultrasonic waves arranged on a conveyer path to face a first side of a sheet; a receiver to receive the ultrasonic waves arranged on the conveyer path to face a second side of the sheet; a measurement unit to measure an intensity of the received ultrasonic waves; and a determination unit to determine a condition of a range in the conveyer path between the transmitter and the receiver among a first condition, wherein no sheet is present in the range, a second condition, in which a sheet is present in the range, and a third condition, in which a plurality of sheets are present in the range, based on intensities of the ultrasonic waves measured by the measurement unit in a plurality of periods separately after transmission of the ultrasonic waves, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayoshi HAYASHI, Yuji HORI
  • Patent number: 9363404
    Abstract: An image scanning apparatus is configured to obtain a greatest gray gradation value when the light source illuminates the gray reference member at a first light quantity value, obtain a gradation value of a black signal output by the signal conversion unit when the light source is powered off, calculate a first difference value, set a second light quantity value, set a correction light quantity value, obtain a second difference value by subtracting the gradation value of the black signal from the second gradation value of a white signal, calculate a shading correction value based on a ratio of the second difference value to the first difference value, control the scanning unit to scan the image on the original sheet with controlling the light source to illuminate the original sheet in accordance with the second light quantity value, and apply the shading correction in accordance with the shading correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Hori, Kentaro Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9344595
    Abstract: An image scanning apparatus is configured to obtain a greatest gray gradation value when the light source illuminates the gray reference member at a first light quantity value, set a second light quantity value such that a gray signal having the gray gradation value is output by the signal conversion unit based on the analog signal output by the photoelectric conversion element belonging to a block identified by the block information when the light source illuminates the gray reference member at the second light quantity value, calculate a shading correction value, scan the image on the original sheet with controlling the light source to illuminate the original sheet in accordance with the second light quantity value, and apply the shading correction to the digital signal output by the signal conversion unit in accordance with the shading correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Hori, Kentaro Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20160133823
    Abstract: In the composite substrate 10, the piezoelectric substrate 12 and the support substrate 14 are bonded by direct bonding using an ion beam. One surface of the piezoelectric substrate 12 is a negatively-polarized surface 12a and another surface of the piezoelectric substrate 12 is a positively-polarized surface 12b. An etching rate at which the negatively-polarized surface 12a is etched with a strong acid may be higher than an etching rate at which the positively-polarized surface 12b is etched with the strong acid. The positively-polarized surface 12b of the piezoelectric substrate 12 is directly bonded to the support substrate 14. The negatively-polarized surface 12a of the piezoelectric substrate 12 may be etched with the strong acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicants: NGK INSULATORS, LTD., NGK CERAMIC DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Tai, Yuji Hori, Takahiro Yamadera, Ryosuke Hattori, Kengo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20160112029
    Abstract: An acoustic wave device 10 is an end surface reflection-type acoustic wave device and includes a substantially rectangular-parallelepiped composite substrate 15 in which a piezoelectric substrate 12 and a supporting substrate 14 are joined together, with a pair of IDT electrodes 16 and 18 provided on the substrate 12 in such a manner as to be intercalated with each other. A chipping size in a first side face 12a of the substrate 12 is 1/10 of a wavelength ? of an acoustic wave or smaller, the face 12a extending orthogonally to a direction of acoustic-wave propagation. A chipping size in a second side face 12b of the substrate 12 is larger than the chipping size in the face 12a and is, for example, 1/2 of the wavelength ? or larger and 50 times the wavelength ? or smaller, the face 12b extending in the direction of acoustic-wave propagation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Tai, Akira Hamajima, Yuji Hori
  • Publication number: 20160079514
    Abstract: A piezoelectric substrate 22 and a support substrate 27 are prepared (a), these are joined to each other with an adhesive layer 26 therebetween to form a composite substrate 20 (b), and a surface of the piezoelectric substrate 22 is polished to thin the piezoelectric substrate 22 (c). Then, grooves 28 dividing the piezoelectric substrate 22 into parts having a size for a piezoelectric device are formed by half-dicing the composite substrate 20 (d). By forming the grooves 28, the adhesive layer 26 is exposed in the grooves 28. By immersing the composite substrate in solvent, the adhesive layer 26 is removed by the solvent, and the piezoelectric substrate 22 is detached from the support substrate (e), (f), and a piezoelectric device 10 is obtained using the detached piezoelectric substrate 12 (g).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Tai, Yuji Hori
  • Patent number: 9270863
    Abstract: A controller is configured to set a reference gradation value when a gray reference member is illuminated. When the number of pixels, of which the gradation values is equal to or greater than the reference gradation value, is a target number of pixels, both are stored in association with each other. A correction target number which is a minimum target number of pixels from among a plurality of target numbers of pixels respectively providing differences, which is less than a predetermined value, between the reference gradation values stored in association with an M-th target number and an (M+1)-th target number. The controller further determines an anomaly pixel number which is the number of anomaly pixels having gradation values which are equal to or greater than a base gradation value. The gradation values of the determined number of anomaly pixels are corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Hori, Taiki Yamano, Takahiro Ikeno
  • Publication number: 20150380290
    Abstract: A composite substrate 10 includes a semiconductor substrate 12 and an insulating support substrate 14 that are laminated together. The support substrate 14 includes first and second substrates 14a and 14b made of the same material and bonded together with a strength that allows the first and second substrates 14a and 14b to be separated from each other with a blade. The semiconductor substrate 12 is laminated on a surface of the first substrate 14a opposite a surface thereof bonded to the second substrate 14b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Ide, Tatsuro Takagaki, Sugio Miyazawa, Yuji Hori, Tomoyoshi Tai, Ryosuke Hattori
  • Publication number: 20150365067
    Abstract: A composite substrate for an acoustic wave element includes a support substrate 1 and a propagation substrate 3 for propagating an acoustic wave. The propagation substrate is bonded to the support substrate 1 and composed of a piezoelectric single crystal. The propagation substrate 3 includes a surface lattice distortion layer 11 in which crystal lattices of the piezoelectric single crystal are distorted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Hori, Tomoyoshi Tai
  • Publication number: 20150341514
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a casing, an image reading unit, a mounting board, and an antenna. The casing has a side wall positioned at one end thereof in a first direction. The image reading unit is accommodated in the casing and configured to read an image of an original document by scanning in the first direction. The mounting board is accommodated in the casing and mounts an electronic component that is used when the image reading unit reads the image, the mounting board extending in the first direction. The antenna is accommodated in the casing and configured to receive or transmit a radio signal. The antenna is disposed along and adjacent the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji HORI, Yasuhiro ASAI, Masatsugu MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20150328875
    Abstract: A composite substrate 10 is formed by bonding together a piezoelectric substrate 12 and a support substrate 14 that has a lower thermal expansion coefficient than the piezoelectric substrate. The support substrate 14 is formed by directly bonding together a first substrate 14a and a second substrate 14b at a strength that allows separation with a blade, the first and second substrates being formed of the same material, and a surface of the first substrate 14a is bonded to the piezoelectric substrate 12, the surface being opposite to another surface of the first substrate 14a bonded to the second substrate 14b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Hattori, Yuji Hori, Tomoyoshi Tai
  • Patent number: 9159901
    Abstract: A composite substrate 10 is a substrate formed by bonding a piezoelectric substrate 12 and a support substrate 14 having a coefficient of thermal expansion lower than that of the piezoelectric substrate 12. The support substrate 14 has a first surface 14a bonded to the piezoelectric substrate 12 and a second surface 14b opposite to the first surface 14a. The coefficient of thermal expansion of the support substrate 14 is decreased along a thickness direction from the second surface 14b to an intermediate position 14c located between the first surface 14a and the second surface 14b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Hori, Tomoyoshi Tai
  • Publication number: 20150281503
    Abstract: An image scanning apparatus is configured to obtain a greatest gray gradation value when the light source illuminates the gray reference member at a first light quantity value, obtain a gradation value of a black signal output by the signal conversion unit when the light source is powered off, calculate a first difference value, set a second light quantity value, set a correction light quantity value, obtain a second difference value by subtracting the gradation value of the black signal from the second gradation value of a white signal, calculate a shading correction value based on a ratio of the second difference value to the first difference value, control the scanning unit to scan the image on the original sheet with controlling the light source to illuminate the original sheet in accordance with the second light quantity value, and apply the shading correction in accordance with the shading correction value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yuji HORI, Kentaro SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150281517
    Abstract: A controller is configured to set a reference gradation value when a gray reference member is illuminated. When the number of pixels, of which the gradation values is equal to or greater than the reference gradation value, is a target number of pixels, both are stored in association with each other. A correction target number which is a minimum target number of pixels from among a plurality of target numbers of pixels respectively providing differences, which is less than a predetermined value, between the reference gradation values stored in association with an M-th target number and an (M+1)-th target number. The controller further determines an anomaly pixel number which is the number of anomaly pixels having gradation values which are equal to or greater than a base gradation value. The gradation values of the determined number of anomaly pixels are corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yuji HORI, Taiki YAMANO, Takahiro IKENO
  • Publication number: 20150280107
    Abstract: A composite substrate production method of the invention includes (a) a step of mirror polishing a substrate stack having a diameter of 4 inch or more, the substrate stack including a piezoelectric substrate and a support substrate bonded to each other, the mirror polishing being performed on the piezoelectric substrate side until the thickness of the piezoelectric substrate reaches 3 ?m or less; (b) a step of creating data of the distribution of the thickness of the mirror-polished piezoelectric substrate; and (c) a step of performing machining with an ion beam machine based on the data of the thickness distribution so as to produce a composite substrate have some special technical features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Hori, Tomoyoshi Tai, Mitsuo Ikejiri
  • Publication number: 20150281504
    Abstract: An image scanning apparatus is configured to obtain a greatest gray gradation value when the light source illuminates the gray reference member at a first light quantity value, set a second light quantity value such that a gray signal having the gray gradation value is output by the signal conversion unit based on the analog signal output by the photoelectric conversion element belonging to a block identified by the block information when the light source illuminates the gray reference member at the second light quantity value, calculate a shading correction value, scan the image on the original sheet with controlling the light source to illuminate the original sheet in accordance with the second light quantity value, and apply the shading correction to the digital signal output by the signal conversion unit in accordance with the shading correction value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yuji HORI, Kentaro SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 9100522
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a casing, an image reading unit, a mounting board, and an antenna. The casing has a side wall positioned at one end thereof in a first direction. The image reading unit is accommodated in the casing and configured to read an image of an original document by scanning in the first direction. The mounting board is accommodated in the casing and mounts an electronic component that is used when the image reading unit reads the image, the mounting board extending in the first direction. The antenna is accommodated in the casing and configured to receive or transmit a radio signal. The antenna is disposed along and adjacent the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji Hori, Yasuhiro Asai, Masatsugu Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9070547
    Abstract: A metal film is formed on at least a surface of a second substrate composed of ceramic (step c), and a first substrate composed of a group nitride is bonded to the second substrate through the metal film (step d). Since the metal film generally has higher thermal conductivity than oxide films, a composite substrate having high heat dissipation can be produced as compared with a case where the first substrate is bonded to the second substrate through an oxide film. In addition, a step of out diffusion is not required because of nonuse of an oxide film, thereby simplifying the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Tai, Yuji Hori