Yuji Kobayashi 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: A sensor apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes an element substrate, an element electrode located on an upper surface of the element substrate, an insulating member covering at least a part of the element electrode, and a detection part that includes an immobilizing film located on the upper surface of the element substrate or an upper surface of the insulating member, and performs a detection of a detection object contained in a specimen. A surface roughness of the immobilizing film is smaller than a surface roughness of the element electrode. In a sensor apparatus of other embodiment of the present invention, an amount of oxygen in a surface layer part of the immobilizing film is smaller than an amount of oxygen in a surface layer part of the element electrode.
Abstract: A communication device according to an embodiment includes an interpreter, a storage, and a generator. The interpreter is configured to interpret a content of a message addressed to a target user. The storage stores information on a personal feature of the target user. The generator is configured to generate a response message simulating a response by the target user on the basis of the content of the message addressed to the target user, which is interpreted by the interpreter, and the information on the personal feature of the target user stored in the storage.
March 26, 2019
July 18, 2019
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
Abstract: A rotating electric machine includes a stator core, a stator winding, and a rotor rotatably disposed via an air gap so as to be allowed to rotate relative to the stator core. A magnetic resistance-altering portion is provided on every other magnetic pole of magnetically-assisted salient pole members. A magnetic pole provided with the magnetic resistance-altering portion and a magnetic pole without the magnetic resistance-altering portion are alternately arranged.
Abstract: In an aggregation system comprising a control apparatus which is provided for each consumer and a server apparatus, the server apparatus calculates, for each of the consumers and as an allocation amount of the consumer, an upper limit value for the power which the consumer inputs from the system or a lower limit value for the power which the consumer is to output to the system, according to a requested power provision amount, and sends the respective control instructions designating the calculated allocation amount of each consumer to the control apparatus of the consumer, and the control apparatuses each control the charging and discharging of the corresponding power apparatus so that the power input from the system is equal to or smaller than the allocation amount designated in the control instruction or so that power equal to or larger than the allocation amount is output to the system.
Abstract: A carbon catalyst, a battery electrode, and a battery, each exhibits excellent catalytic performance. A carbon catalyst contains two kinds of transition metals and has such a carbon structure that an interplanar spacing d002, which is determined from a Bragg angle of one of three diffraction peaks fbroad, fmiddle, and fnarrow obtained by separating a diffraction peak around a diffraction angle (2?) of 26° in an X-ray diffraction pattern of powder X-ray diffraction with a CuK? ray, the one diffraction peak being the diffraction peak fbroad, is 0.374 nm or more.
June 1, 2017
June 20, 2019
NISSHINBO HOLDINGS INC., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION GUNMA UNIVERSITY
Abstract: A film forming method of forming a film containing a metal element on a substrate using a source gas containing the metal element and a reactant gas that reacts with the source gas, which includes: forming a lower layer film containing the metal element on a surface of the substrate through a plasma CVD process by supplying the source gas into a process container and plasmarizing the source gas; and subsequently, laminating an upper layer film containing the metal element on the lower layer film by a plasma ALD process which alternately performs an adsorption step of supplying the source gas into the process container to adsorb the source gas onto the surface of the substrate with the lower layer film formed thereon, and a reaction step of supplying the reactant gas into the process container and plasmarizing the reactant gas.
Abstract: A twinax cable 100 includes a twinax structure, the twinax structure including: a signal wire pair, the signal wire pair including a pair of signal wires formed of a first signal wire and a second signal wire, and an insulating layer configured to cover the pair of signal wires; a drain wire; and a shield tape arranged on the outer circumferential side of the insulating layer to cover the signal wire pair and the drain wire. The insulating layer is mainly composed of polyethylene. The insulating layer includes not less than 30 ppm and not more than 4000 ppm of a hindered phenol-based antioxidant. A dielectric tangent tan ? of the insulating layer at the time of application of a high-frequency electric field having a frequency of 10 GHz is not more than 3.0×10?4.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus, in which an image forming method is performed, includes an image forming device to form an image on a recording medium, a reading device to scan the recording medium having a position detection mark and generate a scanned image, and circuitry to calculate a plurality of correction values to adjust a position of the image to be formed on the recording medium, based on the scanned image. The circuitry is configured to calculate a first correction value based on a first scanned image generated from a first face of the recording medium, calculate a second correction value based on a second scanned image generated from a second face of the recording medium, and calculate a third correction value to adjust a position of an image to be formed on the second face, based on the first scanned image using the first correction value.
Abstract: A rotor for a rotating electric machine has interference and lightening holes. The rotor includes a shaft and a rotor iron core. The shaft is press fitted in the rotor iron core. The rotor iron core includes a shaft hole, an outer area, an inner area in which the shaft is press fitted, a plurality of ribs connecting the outer area and the inner area. Each of the ribs includes a plurality of outer rib joints adjacent to the outer area, a plurality of outer rib portions adjacent to the outer area, a plurality of inner rib joints adjacent to the inner area, and a plurality of inner rib portions adjacent to the inner area. The outer rib portions are connected to the inner rib portions and the total number of the inner rib joints is larger than that of the outer rib joints.
Abstract: A valve opening/closing timing control device is configured to implement controlling of a relative rotation phase and controlling of a lock mechanism by means of a small control valve. The valve opening/closing timing control device includes a first valve whose position is switched electromagnetically and a second valve whose position is switched by a fluid pressure controlled by the first valve. The second valve is constituted of at least one of a phase control valve that controls the relative rotation phase by providing an advance chamber or a retard chamber with an operating fluid from a fluid pressure pump and a lock control valve that controls a lock state of the lock mechanism by controlling the operating fluid from the fluid pressure pump.
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a zinc ferrite film includes forming a zinc ferrite film on a base material by having a reaction liquid, which contains metal ions including only bivalent iron ions and bivalent zinc ions, contact an oxidation liquid, which contains an oxidant that oxidizes the metal ions, in the presence of a pH adjuster. The pH adjuster includes a carbonate of ammonium and an alkali metal salt of mono-carboxylic acid.
June 14, 2017
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May 21, 2019
Shinko Electric Industries Co., LTD., Tokyo Institute of Technology
Abstract: A first inspection step nondestructively inspects a surface side state of a treatment target to be subjected to shot processing of shooting shot media at the treatment target and evaluates that the treatment target is failed when an inspection result deviates from a first allowable range predetermined. A condition setting step sets a shot processing condition in response to the inspection result of the first inspection step for the treatment target evaluated as not failed in the first inspection step. A shot processing step performs shot processing of shooting shot media at the treatment target evaluated as not failed in the first inspection step in the shot processing condition set in the condition setting step. A second inspection step after the shot processing step nondestructively inspects a surface side state of the treatment target.
Abstract: In an apparatus for modulating light, a spatial light modulator includes a plurality of pixels and configured to modulate input light in response to a drive voltage for each of the pixels. An input value setting unit is configured to set an input value for the each of pixels. The input value is a digital value, an entire gray level of the digital value is “N”, and “N” is a natural number. A converting unit is configured to convert the input value to a control value. A control value is a digital value, an entire gray level of the control value is “M”, and “M” is a natural number greater than “N”. A driving unit is configured to convert the control value to a voltage value and drive the each of the pixels in response to the drive voltage corresponding to the voltage value.
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for producing a raw material having foam-forming properties and/or emulsion-forming properties by causing a lipase to act on an oil/fat in a low moisture state; and a product thereof. As disclosed, an oil/fat, or an oil/fat and a carbohydrate, is reacted with a lipase in a low moisture state, that is, in a state in which a moisture content relative to a dry weight of the oil/fat is 4 to 400 [d.b.%] (an added quantity of water is 2 to 200 ?L relative to 50 mg of the oil/fat), thereby producing a carbohydrate-oil/fat-lipase reaction product of a precursor material having latent foam-forming properties and emulsion-forming properties, and an alkaline component or material is added to the precursor material having latent foam-forming properties and emulsion-forming properties, and the obtained mixture is foamed, emulsified or powdered, thereby producing a product in which the entire reaction product can be used as a food material.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a conveying path on which a recording medium is conveyed; an image capturer that includes a light source and radiates light from the light source to capture the recording medium being conveyed at different timings to generate at least two images including a first image and a second image; and a movement amount calculator that calculates a movement amount of the recording medium between capturing timings of the first and second images, wherein the movement amount calculator: calculates an index distance which is a distance in a conveying direction of a pattern formed by reflected light from the recording medium; calculates a ratio between the index distance and a reference distance used for comparison with the index distance; and calculates a movement amount of the recording medium between the capturing timings of the first and second images.
Abstract: To provide a voltage regulator which is capable of testing a phase compensation capacitor without impairing stability as a regulator and prevents a chip area from being increased. A voltage regulator is configured to be equipped with a phase compensation capacitance test circuit for a phase compensation circuit and a negative voltage detection circuit for an external output voltage adjustment terminal and to apply a negative voltage to the external output voltage adjustment terminal to thereby start up the phase compensation capacitance test circuit, and measure the discharge time or current of a phase compensation capacitor to thereby test whether the phase compensation capacitor is good or not.
Abstract: A motor controller for controlling a brushless DC motor is provided. The motor controller includes a vector control unit configured to perform a sensorless vector control on the brushless DC motor in accordance with an input command value; a storage portion configured to store time-series control target values so that an amount of rotation angle of the brushless DC motor transitions in a same manner as an expected pattern; and a command portion configured to input, to the vector control unit, the control target values serially as the command value.
Abstract: In an apparatus for modulating light, an spatial light modulator includes a plurality of pixels and configured to modulate input light in response to a drive voltage for each of the pixels. An input value setting unit is configured to set an input value for the each of pixels. The input value is a digital value, an entire gray level of the digital value is “N”, and “N” is a natural number. A converting unit is configured to convert the input value to a control value. A control value is a digital value, an entire gray level of the control value is “M”, and “M” is a natural number greater than “N”. A driving unit is configured to convert the control value to a voltage value and drive the each of the pixels in response to the drive voltage corresponding to the voltage value.
Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a software analysis device which efficiently analyzes a computer environment in which software is capable of running. The software analysis system determines an order of detection devices, generates order information representing the order, and calculate a progression degree of abnormality based on how degree a predetermined order include the order in the order information.
Abstract: A pattern transfer apparatus according to one embodiment includes a transfer region selecting part that performs operation in which when performing pattern transfer from a template provided with N transfer regions (N is an integer of 2 or larger) to a transferring substrate a plurality of times, 1 to N?1 transfer regions, which are to be used to perform the transfer to regions of the transferring substrate corresponding to part of the N transfer regions, are selected such that the number of the transfer to be performed using each of the N transfer regions is evened out.