Patents by Inventor Yuji Takahashi

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).

  • Patent number: 10338046
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Ando, Sanato Nagata, Shirun Ho, Yuji Suwa, Mitsuharu Tai, Kenzo Kurotsuchi, Hiromasa Takahashi, Norifumi Kameshiro, Seiichi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190199129
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Hideki KOBAYASHI, Kouichi HIRAOKA, Mitsumasa TAKAYAMA, Jun TAKAHASHI, Yuji FUJIKI, Takashi IMAI
  • Patent number: 10330651
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Nakama, Shigeaki Shibamoto, Kazunori Takahashi, Minoru Kashihara
  • Publication number: 20190184671
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Yuji YOKOTA, Yoshinobu SHIMOMAE, Atsushi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190174093
    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).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicants: NTT DOCOMO, INC., TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shinji KIMURA, Kazuhiko TAKAHASHI, Yuji ABURAKAWA, Shunsuke IGARASHI, Tomoya NAKAMURA, Masahiro YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10313827
    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 ā€œNā€ (N?2) terminals of the objects to a requesting terminal of the ā€œNā€ terminals, the requesting terminal having made the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Hiroaki Kubo, Kaitaku Ozawa, Akihiro Torigoshi, Yuji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10314202
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Mohammad Shahed Ahamed, Yuji Saito, Akihiro Takamiya, Makoto Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190155216
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Fusao Ishii, Mikiko Nakanishi, Kazuhiko Takahashi, Yuji Aburakawa
  • Publication number: 20190157650
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Oura, Takahiro Takahashi, Tomoki Shiozaki, Hajime Nishino
  • Patent number: 10298794
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kubo, Katsuhiko Akita, Kaitaku Ozawa, Kazusei Takahashi, Akihiro Torigoshi, Yuji Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20190147762
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuhiko ASAHI, Yuji TAKAHASHI, Kenichi SHIBA, Jun USUI, Kouki HAYAFUCHI, Kenichi YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 10281736
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Gomyo, Akiyoshi Sarudate, Yuji Takahashi, Yuya Sakurada
  • Patent number: 10279841
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Ito, Yuji Takahashi, Ryoji Matsumoto, Hironori Kadoi, Yutaka Yamada
  • Patent number: 10259486
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomonori Sugiura, Shoji Ishimura, Tatsuro Kubota, Yuji Takahashi, Shigeru Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10206762
    Abstract: Disclosed is a material for a denture base containing a polymer component and containing an acrylic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., NITTO JUSHI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kohgo, Naoyuki Kato, Maho Okumura, Ahmad Jalaludin, Kouya Kojima, Eizaburo Higuchi, Yuji Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190027887
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: KEN TAKANO, YUJI TAKAHASHI, KAZU WAGATSUMA
  • Patent number: 10178361
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Izumi Itoh, Masayuki Fujishima, Sukehiro Kimura, Hiroyoshi Sekiguchi, Yuji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10165662
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Koganei Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinari Fukada, Kazuyoshi Onezawa, Yuji Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20180357783
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sadao TAKAHASHI, Yuji Takahashi, Shinichi Sumiyoshi, Yuu Yamada, Seiya Amano, Soichiro Yokota, Hiroyoshi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10117731
    Abstract: Disclosed is a material for a denture base containing a polymer component having a weight average molecular weight of 1,200,000 or more and containing an acrylic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., NITTO JUSHI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kohgo, Naoyuki Kato, Maho Okumura, Ahmad Jalaludin, Kouya Kojima, Eizaburo Higuchi, Yuji Takahashi