Patents by Inventor Yuji Yamaguchi

Yuji Yamaguchi 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: 10563623
    Abstract: An EGR cooler in the disclosure includes: a gas path configured to allow an EGR gas to flow; a refrigerant path configured to perform heat exchange between the EGR gas circulating along the gas path and a refrigerant; an exothermic body containing portion configured such that an exothermic body to generate heat by adsorbing a predetermined working gas is contained within the EGR cooler and at least a part of the exothermic body contacts with a wall surface of the gas path; a working gas tank in which the working gas is stored; and a gas moving apparatus configured to move the working gas stored in the working gas tank, from the working gas tank to the exothermic body containing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Shinagawa, Takashi Hotta, Takeo Yamaguchi, Yoshio Ohashi, Taizo Yoshinaga, Yuji Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10544341
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermal conductive polymer composition with low probability for mixing of an air bubble in a thermal conductive molded article, which is a thermal conductive polymer composition including thermal conductive inorganic particles having a specific particle size distribution and an electrically insulating polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, NITTO SHINKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Fujikawa, Yoshiharu Hatakeyama, Miho Yamaguchi, Yuji Yamagishi, Akihiro Oohashi
  • Publication number: 20200024709
    Abstract: A cold-rolled steel sheet is provided that has a tensile strength of 980 MPa or more, and has a prescribed chemical composition. The microstructure is composed of, in area %, ferrite: 1 to 29%, retained austenite: 5 to 20%, martensite: less than 10%, pearlite: less than 5%, and the balance: bainite and/or tempered martensite. The total sum of the lengths of phase boundaries where ferrite comes in contact with martensite or retained austenite having a circle-equivalent radius of 1 ?m or more is 100 ?m or less per 1000 ?m2. The cold-rolled steel sheet is excellent in workability and low-temperature toughness, and in particular is excellent in low-temperature toughness after introduction of plastic strain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi YOKOYAMA, Riki OKAMOTO, Yuji YAMAGUCHI, Kazuki SHIOKAWA, Yuichi NAKAHIRA, Hiroyuki KAWATA
  • Publication number: 20200021763
    Abstract: Imaging devices and electronic apparatuses incorporating imaging devices are provided. An imaging device as disclosed can include a first pixel of a first pixel and a second pixel of a second pixel. The first and second pixels each have a first electrode, a portion of a photoelectric conversion film, and a portion of a second electrode, where the photoelectric conversion film is between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first electrode of the first pixel has a first area, while the first electrode of the second pixel has a second area that is smaller than the first area. The first pixel can include a light shielding film. Alternatively or in addition, the first pixel can be divided into first and second portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke HATANO, Ryosuke NAKAMURA, Yuji UESUGI, Fumihiko KOGA, Tetsuji YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200016135
    Abstract: The present invention relates to amide derivatives which have blocking activities of voltage gated sodium channels as the Nav1.7 and Nav1.8 channels, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of disorders and diseases in which voltage gated sodium channels are involved. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which voltage gated sodium channels are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: RaQualia Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya YAMAGISHI, Mikio MORITA, Yuji SHISHIDO, Ryuichi YAMAGUCHI, Norikazu GAJA
  • Publication number: 20190392863
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium includes: a substrate; an underlayer; a magnetic layer including an alloy having an L10 type crystal structure; and a protective layer, wherein the substrate, the underlayer, the magnetic layer, and the protective layer are stacked in the recited order. A pinning layer is further included between the magnetic layer and the protective layer, and the pinning layer includes a magnetic material including Co and includes at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Cu, Ag, Au, and Al.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Takayuki FUKUSHIMA, Hisato SHIBATA, Yuji UMEMOTO, Kazuya NIWA, Lei ZHANG, Takehiro YAMAGUCHI, Chen XU, Tomoo SHIGE, Hiroshi KOYANAGI
  • Publication number: 20190394352
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a non-volatile memory; and a hardware processor that controls the non-volatile memory, wherein the hardware processor determines whether communication speed of a communication path to the non-volatile memory is equal to or less than a threshold value and encrypts the data transmitted to the non-volatile memory when the communication speed is determined to be equal to or less than the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takehisa YAMAGUCHI, Yuji OKAMOTO, Hidetaka IWAI, Nobuhiro MISHIMA, Atsushi TAMURA, Katsuyuki SUGITA
  • Publication number: 20190383362
    Abstract: A speed reducer capable of reliably reducing and changing speed while suppressing heat generation and abrasion includes: a plurality of gears rotatably supported on an output shaft; a shifter engageable with an engagement gear selected from the plurality of gears to couple the engagement gear to the output shaft; and a plurality of bushes disposed in an annular groove formed in the shifter to move the shifter to the engagement gear and thereby engage the shifter with the engagement gear; and a bush support supporting the plurality of bushes so as to allow them to swing individually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Hiroyuki AKIYAMA, Yasuo YOSHII, Yuji KONISHI, Kazuo YAMAGUCHI, Kazuo IRITANI
  • Patent number: 10507629
    Abstract: A hot-dip galvanized steel sheet wherein the hot-dip galvanized steel sheet comprises a base steel sheet and a hot-dip galvanized layer, a ferrite phase is, by volume fraction, 40% or more and 97% or less in a range of ? thickness to ? thickness centered at a position of ¼ thickness from the surface of the base steel sheet, a hard structure is 3% or more in total, wherein the hot-dip galvanized steel sheet has the hot-dip galvanized layer in which Fe is 5.0% or less and Al is 1.0% or less, and columnar grains formed of a ? phase is 20% or more in an entire interface between the plated layer and the base steel sheet on the surface of the base steel sheet in which a ratio of a volume fraction of the hard structure in a surface layer range of 20 ?m depth in a steel sheet direction from an interface between the hot-dip galvanized layer and the base steel sheet is 0.10 times or more to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawata, Takeshi Yasui, Kohei Ueda, Naoki Maruyama, Yuji Yamaguchi, Satoshi Uchida, Ryosuke Komami, Hayato Arai, Yasuhiro Nakashima, Toyomitsu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10500851
    Abstract: A print element substrate, comprises: a heater layer; a wiring layer that is connected to the heater layer and is for causing the heater layer to generate heat; an insulating layer arranged on the wiring layer; an anti-cavitation layer arranged on the insulating layer that is for protecting the insulating layer; and a switch that has a control terminal that is pulled-down to a ground, and causes the anti-cavitation layer and the ground to have an electrical connection when the control terminal is in a high-level state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohei Osuki, Koichi Omata, Hideo Tamura, Takaaki Yamaguchi, Kousuke Kubo, Ryoji Oohashi, Yuji Tamaru, Toshio Negishi, Suguru Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20190342460
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an image processing part; a storage part including a nonvolatile region that stores data in a nonvolatile manner; and a hardware processor that controls the image processing part, wherein the nonvolatile region includes a plurality of storage regions, the storage part stores setting information indicating whether each of the plurality of storage regions is a target of malicious code detection processing, and the hardware processor performs the malicious code detection processing only on a storage region that is the target of the malicious code detection processing based on the setting information among the plurality of storage regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tamura, Yuji Okamoto, Hidetaka Iwai, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Nobuhiro Mishima, Katsuyuki Sugita
  • Patent number: 10469780
    Abstract: Imaging devices and electronic apparatuses incorporating imaging devices are provided. An imaging device as disclosed can include a first pixel (2PA, 2PB) and a second pixel (2X). The first and second pixels each have a first electrode (51A, 51B, 51C), a portion of a photoelectric conversion film (81), and a portion of a second electrode (82), where the photoelectric conversion film is between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first electrode (51A, 51B) of the first pixel has a first area, while the first electrode (51C) of the second pixel has a second area that is smaller than the first area. The first pixel can include a light shielding film (52A, 52B). Alternatively or in addition, the first pixel can be divided into first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Hatano, Ryosuke Nakamura, Yuji Uesugi, Fumihiko Koga, Tetsuji Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190333661
    Abstract: A sintered magnet contains Sm—Fe—N-based crystal grains and has high coercivity; and a magnetic powder is capable of forming a sintered magnet without lowering the coercivity even if heat is generated in association with the sintering. A sintered magnet comprises a crystal phase composed of a plurality of Sm—Fe—N-based crystal grains and a nonmagnetic metal phase present between the Sm—Fe—N crystal grains adjacent to each other, wherein a ratio of Fe peak intensity IFe to SmFeN peak intensity ISmFeN measured by an X-ray diffraction method is 0.2 or less. A magnetic powder comprises Sm—Fe—N-based crystal particles and a nonmagnetic metal layer covering surfaces of the Sm—Fe—N crystal particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta TAKAGI, Wataru YAMAGUCHI, Takaaki YOKOYAMA, Kenji SAKAGUCHI, Kazuhiro YOSHII, Yuji YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190309398
    Abstract: A steel sheet has a specific chemical composition and has a structure represented by, by area ratio, ferrite: 5 to 60%, and bainite: 40 to 95%. When a region that is surrounded by a grain boundary having a misorientation of 15° or more and has a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.3 ?m or more is defined as a crystal grain, the proportion of crystal grains each having an intragranular misorientation of 5 to 14° to all crystal grains is 20 to 100% by area ratio. A precipitate density of Ti(C,N) and Nb(C,N) each having a circle-equivalent diameter of 10 nm or less is 1010 precipitates/mm3 or more. A ratio (Hvs/Hvc) of a hardness at 20 ?m in depth from a surface (Hvs) to a hardness of the center of a sheet thickness (Hvc) is 0.85 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi SANO, Makoto UNO, Ryoichi NISHIYAMA, Yuji YAMAGUCHI, Natsuko SUGIURA, Masahiro NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20190295969
    Abstract: Provided is a balance-unbalance converter including: a substrate; an unbalanced line; a first balanced line; and a second balanced line on the substrate. The unbalanced line has a first end at which an unbalanced signal is input, and an opened second end. The first balanced line is in parallel with a line portion of the unbalanced line from the first end to a midpoint of the unbalanced line, and has a midpoint-side third end at which a balanced signal is output, and a grounded fourth end. The second balanced line is in parallel with a line portion of the unbalanced line from the second end to the midpoint, and has a midpoint-side fifth end at which the balanced signal is output, and a grounded sixth end. The unbalanced line is bent at the midpoint toward an opposite side of the first and second balanced lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michihiko IKEDA, Yuji SEKINE, Takao YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190281398
    Abstract: In a noise reduction device that generates and outputs a control sound signal for reducing noise, an internal loop control unit controls an internal loop in which a pre-output control sound signal that is acquired from a control sound output unit before output to a speaker is input to a sound receiver. A measurement unit measures an input level of a microphone sound signal and an input level of the pre-output control sound signal that has been input to the sound receiver in the internal loop. A fault detector uses the input level of the microphone sound signal and the input level of the pre-output control sound signal measured by the measurement unit to detect a fault in any one of the microphone, the sound receiver, the speaker, and the control sound output unit. A transmitter sends a result of fault detection performed by the fault detector to a management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro YAMAGUCHI, Toshihiro EZAKI, Kenichi KUBOTA, Masaru MATSUOKA, Yuji SUZUKI, Junji ARAKI, Shinichi TAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10400695
    Abstract: An exhaust gas control system of an internal combustion engine includes an EGR device, a three-way catalyst, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to control the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas flowing into the three-way catalyst such that the air-fuel ratio when the electronic control unit executes EGR control during execution of fuel cut control and then executes the enrichment processing after the execution of the fuel cut control ends to be a higher air-fuel ratio in a range of the rich air-fuel ratio compared to the air-fuel ratio when the EGR control is not executed during the execution of the fuel cut control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Yamaguchi, Yoshihisa Shinoda
  • Patent number: 10393044
    Abstract: A control device includes an electronic control unit. During deceleration of the engine, when a temperature of a three-way catalyst is equal to or higher than a predetermined temperature and execution conditions of fuel cut processing are established, the electronic control unit executes first control for closing an exhaust shutoff valve, while fuel injection and ignition are continued. When the exhaust shutoff valve reaches the closed state in the first control, the electronic control unit executes second control for bringing the engine into an intake control state in which the intake throttle is closed and an EGR valve is in a predetermined open state. In the second control, the electronic control unit executes the fuel cut processing by stopping the ignition before the engine is brought into the intake control state and stopping the fuel injection after the engine is brought into the intake control state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ito, Yuji Yamaguchi, Yuji Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10379464
    Abstract: Provided is an endless belt-shaped electrophotographic member having a superior durability. The member comprises an endless belt-shaped substrate and a surface layer, the surface layer comprising an ionizing radiation crosslinked product of a tetrafluoroethylene-perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether copolymer (PFA), the surface layer is formed by irradiation of electron beam to a resin layer, the resin layer comprising the PFA, the surface layer has a universal hardness HU at 200° C. of 18 N/mm2?HU?40 N/mm2, and when a degree of orientation of the PFA in the resin layer in a direction orthogonal to the circumferential direction of the substrate is defined as Ri, and a degree of orientation of the crosslinked PFA in the surface layer in the direction orthogonal to the circumferential direction of the substrate is defined as Rf, Ri and Rf satisfy a relationship represented by expression (1): Ri×0.8?Rf?Ri??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Muramatsu, Toshinori Nakayama, Kota Arimoto, Masayuki Tamaki, Yusuke Yamaguchi, Ryo Yashiro, Matsutaka Maeda, Yuji Kitano, Yoshihito Oshima
  • Publication number: 20190241996
    Abstract: A steel sheet has a specific chemical composition and has a structure represented by, by area ratio, ferrite: 0 to 30%, and bainite: 70 to 100%. When a region that is surrounded by a grain boundary having a misorientation of 15° or more and has a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.3 ?m or more is defined as a crystal grain, the proportion of crystal grains each having an intragranular misorientation of 5 to 14° to all crystal grains is 20 to 100% by area ratio. A grain boundary number density of solid-solution C or a grain boundary number density of the total of solid-solution C and solid-solution B is 1 piece/nm2 or more and 4.5 pieces/nm2 or less. An average grain size of cementite precipitated at grain boundaries is 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohichi SANO, Makoto UNO, Ryoichi NISHIYAMA, Yuji YAMAGUCHI, Natsuko SUGIURA, Masahiro NAKATA