Patents by Inventor Yuki Uchida

Yuki Uchida 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: 10484798
    Abstract: Provided is an acoustic transducer including: a semiconductor substrate; a vibrating membrane, provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a vibrating electrode; and a fixed membrane, provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a fixed electrode, the acoustic transducer detecting a sound wave according to changes in capacitances between the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode, converting the sound wave into electrical signals, and outputting the electrical signals. At least one of the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode is divided into a plurality of divided electrodes, and the plurality of divided electrodes outputting the electrical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L., OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kasai, Shobu Sato, Yuki Uchida, Sebastiano Conti, Igino Padovani, Filippo David
  • Publication number: 20190345603
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide: a method for producing a novel hexagonal boron nitride thin film suitable for industrial use such as application to electronics, in which a hexagonal boron nitride thin film having a large area, a uniform thickness of 1 nm or more, with few grain boundaries can be produced inexpensively; and a hexagonal boron nitride thin film. The hexagonal boron nitride thin film according to the present invention is characterized by having a thickness of 1 nm or more, and an average value of the full width at half maximum of the E2g peak obtained from Raman spectrum of 9 to 20 cm?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Hiroki AGO, Kenji KAWAHARA, Yuki UCHIDA, Sho NAKANDAKARI, Daichi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10469957
    Abstract: A capacitive transducer includes a substrate having an opening in a surface thereof, a back plate facing the opening in the substrate, a vibration electrode film facing the back plate across a space, the vibration electrode film being displaceable to have a displacement converted into a change in capacitance between the vibration electrode film and the back plate, an airflow channel defined by a gap between a protrusion integral with the back plate and a part of the vibration electrode film, the airflow channel being configured to increase an area of air flow when the vibration electrode film deforms under pressure to move relative to the protrusion integral with the back plate and relieve the pressure applied to the vibration electrode film to serve as a pressure relief channel, and an extension formed at a periphery of a hole in the vibration electrode film defining the pressure relief channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kasai, Yuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10412501
    Abstract: A capacitive transducer system has a capacitive transducer, and a controller. The capacitive transducer includes a first fixed electrode, a second fixed electrode, and a vibration electrode disposed between the first fixed electrode and the second fixed electrode so as to face the first and second fixed electrodes through gaps. A first capacitor is formed by the first fixed electrode and the vibration electrode. A second capacitor is formed by the second fixed electrode and the vibration electrode. The capacitive transducer is configured to convert transformation of the vibration electrode into changes in capacitance in the first capacitor and the second capacitor. The controller is configured to process voltages supplied to the first capacitor and the second capacitor and/or signals based on the changes in capacitance of the first capacitor and the second capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10405107
    Abstract: Provided is an acoustic transducer including: a semiconductor substrate; a vibrating membrane provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a vibrating electrode; and a fixed membrane provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a fixed electrode, the acoustic transducer detecting a sound wave according to changes in capacitances between the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode, converting the sound wave into electrical signals, and outputting the electrical signals. At least one of the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode is divided into a plurality of divided electrodes, and the plurality of divided electrodes outputting the electrical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics S.R.L., Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kasai, Shobu Sato, Yuki Uchida, Igino Padovani, Filippo David, Sebastiano Conti
  • Patent number: 10399812
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sheet processing apparatus which includes: a supporting portion in which a sheet which has been conveyed is stacked; a pushing member configured to push the sheet with an abutting portion of the pushing member in order to fold the sheet supported on the supporting portion; and a setting portion configured to set a pushing position at which the pushing member pushes the sheet with a score to a position at which the sheet is to be folded at the score, wherein a center of the abutting portion does not coincides with a center of the score of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuki Uchida
  • Publication number: 20190200430
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting unit control device according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a lighting unit control section controlling a lighting unit, a power supply section outputting electrical power to a fan device, and a power supply control section. The fan device includes a fan and a motor. The power supply control section includes a rotation information acquisition section and an output interruption section. If the fan locks, the output interruption section interrupts electrical power supplied from the power supply section to the fan device, before the fan device performs protective operation for interrupting electrical power supplied to the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventor: Yuki UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 10325293
    Abstract: In an information processing device performing display control for a web page having at least a first advertisement frame and a second advertisement frame placed below the first advertisement frame as advertisement frames in which advertisements are displayed, the device causes the first advertisement frame to follow scrolling in response to a display reference position in a web page display frame of a web browser reaching a first follow-start position for the first advertisement frame as the web page is scrolled in the web page display frame, and causes the second advertisement frame to follow the scrolling in response to the display reference position reaching a second follow-start position for the second advertisement frame after termination of the following of the first advertisement frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuki Uchida, Takao Oyobe
  • Patent number: 10276849
    Abstract: A separator for nonaqueous electrolyte batteries having multilayer porous membrane, having a polyolefin microporous membrane and a porous layer having an inorganic filler, disposed on at least one side of the polyolefin microporous membrane, wherein, in pores with an area of 0.01 ?m2 or more in a cross section of the porous layer, the pores having an angle ? formed between a major axis of each pore and an axis in parallel with an interface between the microporous membrane and the porous layer in a range of 60°???120° occupying a proportion of 30% or more therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei E-materials Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Uchida, Hiroshi Murata, Hiroshi Hatayama, Masaki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10257617
    Abstract: Provided is an acoustic transducer including: a semiconductor substrate; a vibrating membrane provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a vibrating electrode; and a fixed membrane provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a fixed electrode, the acoustic transducer detecting a sound wave according to changes in capacitances between the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode, converting the sound wave into electrical signals, and outputting the electrical signals. At least one of the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode is divided into a plurality of divided electrodes, and the plurality of divided electrodes outputting the electrical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics S.R.L., Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kasai, Shobu Sato, Yuki Uchida, Igino Padovani, Filippo David, Sebastiano Conti
  • Publication number: 20180295454
    Abstract: Provided is an acoustic transducer including: a semiconductor substrate; a vibrating membrane, provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a vibrating electrode; and a fixed membrane, provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a fixed electrode, the acoustic transducer detecting a sound wave according to changes in capacitances between the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode, converting the sound wave into electrical signals, and outputting the electrical signals. At least one of the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode is divided into a plurality of divided electrodes, and the plurality of divided electrodes outputting the electrical signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Takashi Kasai, Shobu Sato, Yuki Uchida, Sebastiano Conti, Igino Padovani, Filippo David
  • Publication number: 20180184212
    Abstract: A capacitive transducer includes a substrate having an opening in a surface thereof, a back plate facing the opening in the substrate, a vibration electrode film facing the back plate across a space, the vibration electrode film being displaceable to have a displacement converted into a change in capacitance between the vibration electrode film and the back plate, an airflow channel defined by a gap between a protrusion integral with the back plate and a part of the vibration electrode film, the airflow channel being configured to increase an area of air flow when the vibration electrode film deforms under pressure to move relative to the protrusion integral with the back plate and relieve the pressure applied to the vibration electrode film to serve as a pressure relief channel, and an extension formed at a periphery of a hole in the vibration electrode film defining the pressure relief channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kasai, Yuki Uchida
  • Publication number: 20180176693
    Abstract: Provided is an acoustic transducer including: a semiconductor substrate; a vibrating membrane provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a vibrating electrode; and a fixed membrane provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a fixed electrode, the acoustic transducer detecting a sound wave according to changes in capacitances between the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode, converting the sound wave into electrical signals, and outputting the electrical signals. At least one of the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode is divided into a plurality of divided electrodes, and the plurality of divided electrodes outputting the electrical signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Takashi KASAI, Shobu SATO, Yuki UCHIDA, Igino PADOVANI, Filippo DAVID, Sebastiano CONTI
  • Publication number: 20180167741
    Abstract: A capacitive transducer system has a capacitive transducer, and a controller. The capacitive transducer includes a first fixed electrode, a second fixed electrode, and a vibration electrode disposed between the first fixed electrode and the second fixed electrode so as to face the first and second fixed electrodes through gaps. A first capacitor is formed by the first fixed electrode and the vibration electrode. A second capacitor is formed by the second fixed electrode and the vibration electrode. The capacitive transducer is configured to convert transformation of the vibration electrode into changes in capacitance in the first capacitor and the second capacitor. The controller is configured to process voltages supplied to the first capacitor and the second capacitor and/or signals based on the changes in capacitance of the first capacitor and the second capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Uchida
  • Publication number: 20180167740
    Abstract: An acoustic sensor has a semiconductor substrate having an opening, a back plate that is disposed facing the opening of the semiconductor substrate, that is configured to function as a fixed electrode, and that has sound holes that allow passage of air, a vibration electrode film disposed facing the back plate through a void, and a casing configured to house the substrate, the back plate, and the vibration electrode film, and having a pressure hole that allows inflow of air. The acoustic sensor converts transformation of the vibration electrode film into a change in capacitance between the vibration electrode film and the back plate to detect sound pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 9934282
    Abstract: A cooking recipe information provision device including a recipe name obtaining unit for obtaining a recipe name input by a user; a recipe extraction unit for extracting a plurality of recipes, based on the recipe name obtained from a recipe information database for storing a plurality of recipes, ingredients used in the respective recipes, and amounts of the respective ingredients so as to be correlated to each other; and a display data generation unit for extracting a recipe, based on the amount of the main ingredient, from among the plurality of recipes extracted, and generating display data indicating information on the extracted recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuki Uchida, Koichi Suto, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Kazutoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 9936305
    Abstract: Provided is an acoustic transducer including: a semiconductor substrate; a vibrating membrane, provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a vibrating electrode; and a fixed membrane, provided above the semiconductor substrate, including a fixed electrode, the acoustic transducer detecting a sound wave according to changes in capacitances between the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode, converting the sound wave into electrical signals, and outputting the electrical signals. At least one of the vibrating electrode and the fixed electrode is divided into a plurality of divided electrodes, and the plurality of divided electrodes outputting the electrical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignees: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L., OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kasai, Shobu Sato, Yuki Uchida, Sebastiano Conti
  • Patent number: 9911960
    Abstract: A multilayer porous membrane comprising a porous membrane containing a polyolefin resin as a main component; and a porous layer containing an inorganic filler and a resin binder and laminated on at least one surface of the porous membrane; wherein the porous membrane has an average pore size d=0.035 to 0.060 ?m, a tortuosity ?a=1.1 to 1.7, and the number B of pores=100 to 500 pores/?m2, which are calculated by a gas-liquid method, and the porous membrane has a membrane thickness L=5 to 22 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei E-materials Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Murata, Hiroshi Hatayama, Yuki Uchida, Masaki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9911959
    Abstract: A multilayer porous membrane comprising a porous membrane containing a polyolefin resin as a main component; and a porous layer containing an inorganic filler and a resin binder and laminated on at least one surface of the porous membrane; wherein the porous membrane has an average pore size d=0.035 to 0.060 ?m, a tortuosity ?a=1.1 to 1.7, and the number B of pores=100 to 500 pores/?m2, which are calculated by a gas-liquid method, and the porous membrane has a membrane thickness L=5 to 22 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei E-materials Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Murata, Hiroshi Hatayama, Yuki Uchida, Masaki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: D847849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Uchida