Yuji 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: An object of the present invention is to provide an artificial olfactory sensing system capable of sniffing out various odors highly sensitively. The artificial olfactory sensing system includes: plural sensor cells on a lipid membrane of each of which olfactory receptors have developed; and plural ion-sensitive field-effect transistors (ISFETs) that correspondingly exist to the sensor cells on a one-on-one basis. A response signal showing that each of the olfactory receptors of each of the sensor cells has recognized an odor molecule is converted into an electric signal by an ISFET corresponding to each of the sensor cells.
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 thermal conductivity detector that causes a fluid to come into contact with the surface of a heated temperature sensing element, that causes the temperature of the temperature sensing element to change according to the thermal conductivity of the fluid, and that detects the fluid based on a change in the electrical resistance of the temperature sensing element at that time or on a change in the value of a current to be applied to the temperature sensing element is provided. The thermal conductivity detector includes a cell space where the temperature sensing element is accommodated and to which a fluid is introduced and from which the fluid is discharged, a buffer space that is connected to a fluid outlet of the cell space, and a discharge channel that is connected to a fluid outlet of the buffer space.
Abstract: A box-opening device is disclosed. The box-opening device includes a first holding part that holds a first surface and a second holding part that holds a second surface. The first surface is one of two adjacent surfaces of a folded corrugated cardboard sheet, and the second surface is the other of the two adjacent surfaces of the corrugated cardboard sheet. The box-opening device also includes a first holding part movement mechanism which changes a position of the first holding part with respect to the second holding part and thereby transforms the corrugated cardboard sheet into an opened state. The first holding part movement mechanism has a support member that supports the first holding part so that the part rotates on an arc track about a central axis of rotation that overlaps an imaginary line extending along a boundary line between the first surface and the second surface.
Abstract: A picture presentation system 1 presents a user U with a picture where a virtual image Di is created in a space in front of the user U. The picture presentation system 1 includes a hologram mirror 10 configured to reflect a picture composed of light of a specific wavelength at an angle different from an angle of incidence and transmit light other than the light of the specific wavelength, and a screen 20 configured to display the picture toward the hologram mirror. The hologram mirror 10, being placed opposite to the user U, reflects the picture from the screen 20 in such a way that the user U can visually recognize the virtual image Di of the picture at a position on the opposite side from the user U across the hologram mirror 10 (arrow AR1).
July 3, 2017
June 6, 2019
NTT DOCOMO, INC., TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Abstract: A server for providing a plurality of objects made correspond to a marker is provided. The objects have content differing from each other. The server includes a transmitter configured to preferentially send, in response to a request for the objects based on the marker, an object which has not yet been sent to any of “N” (N?2) terminals of the objects to a requesting terminal of the “N” terminals, the requesting terminal having made the request.
Abstract: In a heat spreading module for a portable electronic device configured such that a heat pipe is attached along a metal plate with which a heating element is brought into close contact, and heat of a heated region of the metal plate with which the heating element is brought into close contact is transferred to a place on the metal plate apart from the heated region by the heat pipe, the heat pipe is configured such that a container is formed of a pipe, a portion of the container arranged on the heated region is a heated portion, and a portion of the container apart from the heated region is a heat dissipation portion that dissipates heat to the metal plate, and the heated portion is formed in a flat shape, and the heat dissipation portion is formed to be thicker than the heated portion having the flat shape.
August 15, 2016
Date of Patent:
June 4, 2019
Mohammad Shahed Ahamed, Yuji Saito, Akihiro Takamiya, Makoto Takahashi
Abstract: Manufacturing methods are disclosed to produce a seamless hologram using a free-form-lens enabling arbitrary adjustment of diffraction angle and also a thick hologram made of transparent inorganic materials and heat and UV resistant is disclosed.
Abstract: According to the present invention, a positive electrode of a lithium secondary battery is provided with an insulating tape that covers an electrode tab on an exposed part. This insulating tape has a multilayer structure that is composed of an organic material layer, a composite material layer which is formed from an organic material and an inorganic material, and an adhesive layer. The inorganic material in the composite material layer accounts for 20% or more of the weight of the composite material layer; and the inorganic material contains at least one substance selected from the group consisting of metal oxides, metal nitrides, metal fluorides and metal carbides. Puncture strength is ensured by means of the organic material layer, while heat resistance is ensured by means of the composite material layer.
Abstract: An image reading device comprises: a feeder that feeds a document along with a predetermined path; a first reading part that reads a first side of the document at a first position in the path and creates a first image; a second reading part that reads a second side of the document at a second position which is located posterior to the first position in the path and creates a second image; a synthesizing part that lays the first image and the second image on top of one another and creates a composite image; and a detecting part that detects a characteristic pattern of a specific document from the composite image created by the synthesizing part.
Abstract: A content reproduction system includes a content reproduction device that reproduces a content in a movable room, an input device that accepts operation by a user responsive to the content, and a sensor that detects a disturbance acting to disturb the operation. The content reproduction device provides assistance to the user in response to a result of the detection by the sensor during reproduction of the content while associating the assistance with the operation accepted by the input device.
Abstract: A lens driving device includes a movable unit including a lens holding member, and a suspension wire configured to support the movable unit movably in a direction intersecting an optical axis direction. The movable unit has an upper leaf spring and a fixing member. The upper leaf spring has a first portion fixed to the lens holding member, a second portion fixed to the fixing member, a wire fixing portion soldered to the suspension wire, and a linking portion provided linking between the second portion and the wire fixing portion. The linking portion has two extending portions extending from two separate positions on the second portion toward the wire fixing portion side. A plate-shaped protruding portion protruding inwards from the wire fixing portion is provided between the two extending portions.
Abstract: A vehicle front portion structure including: a front side member that extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction at a vehicle transverse direction outer side portion of a vehicle front portion and includes a projecting portion that projects-out toward a vehicle transverse direction outer side at an outer side wall at a front end portion; a spacer that is provided at a vehicle transverse direction outer side of the front side member and is fastened to the outer side wall at a vehicle front side of the projecting portion, and that has an adjacent portion that is adjacent to a vehicle transverse direction outer side of the projecting portion; and an engaging portion that is formed at the spacer and is disposed at a vehicle front side with respect to the projecting portion, and that engages with a front end of the projecting portion in the vehicle longitudinal direction.
Abstract: An operating lever is fitted to an operating shaft and pivots with the operating shaft. A first cam brought to pivot by the operating lever and a second cam cam-engaged with the first cam to push a column jacket are supported by the operating shaft. The first cam includes a first projecting portion and a second projecting portion that are disposed on opposite sides of a central axial line in a manner as to face each other in a radial direction. The operating lever has a first hole into which the first projecting portion is fitted and a second hole into which the second projecting portion is fitted. The second hole has a larger dimension than the second projecting portion in the radial direction.
July 6, 2017
Date of Patent:
April 16, 2019
JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: An electronic device assembling apparatus has a cable holder and a lock member operator. The cable holder holds a cable and inserts the cable into a connector. After the cable is inserted into the connector by the cable holder, the lock member operator operates a lock member to lock the cable to the connector. The lock member operator starts an operation with respect to the lock member in a state where the cable inserted into the connector is held by the cable holder.
July 11, 2018
January 24, 2019
KEN TAKANO, YUJI TAKAHASHI, KAZU WAGATSUMA
Abstract: To achieve an image pickup element that can utilize polarized light as well as non-polarized light to image or capture an object, an image pickup element is provided to an imaging apparatus that forms an image of an object to be imaged onto a light-receiving surface of an image sensor, acquires a polarized filter image together with a regular luminance image, and executes image processing on the acquired images. The image pickup element includes, on a light-receiving surface LRS of the image sensor IMS, a polarizing filter PFL including at least two kinds of pixels having different transmission and polarization properties from each other.
Abstract: Provided is an ion generator that sends out air ions generated by applying high voltage between a discharge electrode and a counter electrode, the ion generator including: an air discharge port provided in a housing of the ion generator to send ejected air toward a region between the discharge electrode and the counter electrode; and an opening portion configured to discharge the generated air ions by the ejected air, in which the counter electrode is positioned on an upstream side of the flow of the ejected air with respect to the discharge electrode.
Abstract: An object detection device includes a map generator configured to generate, based on a distance image that includes distance information for each coordinate, a first map in which the coordinate in a horizontal direction of the distance image is associated with the distance information, and a second map in which the coordinate in the horizontal direction of the distance image is associated with the distance information, the second map having a lower resolution than the first map; and an object detector configured to detect an object based on the first map when a distance represented by the distance information is within a first range, and to detect an object based on the second map when a distance represented by the distance information is within a second range.