Patents by Inventor Yuko Kobayashi

Yuko 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).

  • Publication number: 20220414582
    Abstract: A schedule change apparatus includes a change model creation section, a schedule creation section, a schedule change evaluation indicator creation section, a production simulator, and a control section. The change model creation section creates a change model estimating a portion of the schedule to be changed. The schedule creation section uses the schedule change model to generate proposed schedule changes and generate a proposed alternative schedule. The schedule change evaluation section generates a schedule change evaluation indicator indicating a best value for a proposed schedule change. The production simulator implements simulation with a simulation condition changed on a basis of schedule execution status information and equipment operation status information for the day and calculates values of the schedule change evaluation indicator for the proposed alternative schedule candidate group on a basis of the schedule change evaluation indicator already learned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yumiko ISHIDO, Yuichi KOBAYASHI, Yuko YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 11531140
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an optical laminate capable of reducing reflectance not only with respect to light incident vertically but also light incident obliquely, and further capable of obtaining a neutral reflected color tone even when light is incident obliquely. The optical laminate includes a base material, an antireflection film provided on one surface of the base material, and a light shielding film provided on the other surface of the base material. The optical laminate satisfies all of the following characteristics (i) to (iii): 0.5<R(?1a,?1a)/R(?1b,?1b)<1.5;??(i) Y(?2)?3%; and??(ii) Y(?3)?10%;??(iii) in which R (?, ?) designates reflectance when light of a wavelength of ? nm is incident at an angle of ?, provided that ?1a=380 nm, ?1a=60° and ?1b=650 nm, ?1b=60°; and Y (?) designates luminous reflectance at an incident angle of ?, provided that ?2=5° and ?3=60°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yuko Tachibana, Keisuke Matsuda, Takaaki Murakami, Toshinari Watanabe, Tomoyuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220372658
    Abstract: A fiber collection tool for collecting a fiber spun by electrospinning is described. The fiber collection tool has a size holdable by the hand of a user, and includes, in its interior, an electroconductive section. Preferably, the fiber collection tool further includes a surface section outside the electroconductive section. In a fiber deposit production method, a user collects, with the fiber collection tool, a fiber spun by the user by performing electrospinning using an electrospinning device having a size holdable by the hand of the user, and thereby produces a film including a deposit of the fiber on a surface of the fiber collection tool. The fiber collection tool, having the deposit formed thereon, is pressed against a surface of an object, and the deposit is transferred onto the surface of the object, to form a film including the fiber deposit on the surface of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonari OKADA, Masayuki UCHIYAMA, Naomi AMARI, Yuko WAKAHARA, Takehiko TOJO, Hideo KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220372662
    Abstract: A fiber collection tool for collecting a fiber spun by electrospinning is described. The fiber collection tool has a size holdable by the hand of a user, and includes, in at least a portion of the surface thereof, an electroconductive section having a surface electrical resistivity of 1011 ?/cm2 or less, or a hydrophilic section having a water contact angle of preferably from 15° to 90° at 25° C. A user collects, with the fiber collection tool, a fiber spun by the user by electrospinning using an electrospinning device having a size holdable by the hand of the user, and thereby produces a film including a deposit of the fiber on a surface of the fiber collection tool. The fiber collection tool, having the deposit formed thereon, is pressed against a surface of an object, and the deposit is transferred onto the surface of the object, to form a film including the fiber deposit on the surface of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Naomi AMARI, Masayuki UCHIYAMA, Yuko WAKAHARA, Tomonari OKADA, Takehiko TOJO, Hideo KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220363835
    Abstract: A thermally conductive silicone composition contains a silicone polymer and a thermally conductive inorganic filler. The ratio X of the BET specific surface area (m2/g) to the average particle size (?m) of the thermally conductive inorganic filler is 0.1 or more. The thermally conductive inorganic filler is surface treated with a first surface treatment agent and further surface treated with a second surface treatment agent. The first surface treatment agent contains an organic silane compound represented by R11SiR12x(OR13)3-x (where R11 is, e.g., a monovalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms or a monovalent aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, R12 is, e.g., a methyl group, and R13 is, e.g., a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms). The second surface treatment agent contains a silicone polymer that has a kinematic viscosity of 1000 mm2/s or less and does not have a hydrolyzable group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto IWAI, Shingo KOBAYASHI, Yuko KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220363834
    Abstract: A thermally conductive silicone composition contains a silicone polymer and a thermally conductive inorganic filler. The thermally conductive inorganic filler is surface treated with a first surface treatment agent and further surface treated with a second surface treatment agent. The first surface treatment agent contains an organic silane compound represented by R11SiR12x(OR13)3-x (where R11 is, e.g., a monovalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, a monovalent aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, or a hydrocarbon group having an alkoxysilyl group, R12 is, e.g., a methyl group, and R13 is, e.g., a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms). The second surface treatment agent contains a silicone polymer that has a kinematic viscosity of 10 to 1000 mm2/s and does not have a hydrolyzable group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto IWAI, Shingo KOBAYASHI, Yuko KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220335351
    Abstract: Provided is a resource operation planning assistance apparatus for automatically generating a change tendency from a past resource operation planning change history, using the change tendency to generate a solution proposal to an inconsistency in a resource operation planning, and presenting the solution proposal together with a priority order. The resource operation planning assistance apparatus includes: a schedule candidate creation unit configured to create a schedule candidate of each resource; a history learning unit configured to learn an operation planning history in advance to generate a schedule change rule; a schedule candidate list creation unit configured to create a schedule candidate list for an operation planning target resource; a planning creation unit configured to create, with respect to at least one violation included in an operation planning, an operation planning for solving the violation; and an operation change content display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Yuko YAMASHITA, Yuichi KOBAYASHI, Yuki MAEKAWA, Yui KAZAWA, Kenichiro OKADA, Yoshimi KODERA, Maiko TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220325171
    Abstract: The photochromic compound is represented by general formula (1): wherein, X denotes an oxygen atom, or a nitrogen atom unsubstituted or substituted by a substituent selected from Y1 group: —R1, -A1(B1)l(A2)m(B2)nR2, -A3A4, -A5R3 R1 denotes a cyano group or the like, R2 denotes an alkyl group or the like, R3 denotes a halogen atom or the like, A1, A2, A3, and A5 each independently denote an alkylene group or the like, A4 denotes a naphthyl group which may be substituted, B1 and B2 each independently denote a divalent group selected from the following group: l, m, and n are each independently 0 or 1, provided that n is 0 when m is 0, Y2 denotes a hydrogen atom or the like, R denotes a hydrogen atom or the like, and denotes a norbornylidene group, a bicyclo[3.3.1]nonylidene group, or an adamantylidene group which may each be substituted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko ARAI, Kei KOBAYASHI, Yusuke NUSHI, Mark HERON, Christopher GABBUTT, Orlando Delfim Carvalho Couto de AZEVEDO
  • Publication number: 20220315831
    Abstract: The photochromic compound is represented by the following general formula (1): wherein, X denotes an oxygen atom or a nitrogen atom unsubstituted or substituted by a substituent selected from the following Y1 group: Y1 group: —R1, -A1(B1)l(A2)m(B2)nR2, -A3A4, -A5R3 R1 denotes a cyano group or the like, R2 denotes an alkyl group or the like, Ra denotes a halogen atom or the like, A1, A2, A3, and A5 each independently denote an alkylene group or the like, A4 denotes a naphthyl group which may be substituted, B1 and B2 each independently denote any one of the divalent groups selected from the following group: l, m, and n are each independently 0 or 1, provided that n is 0 if m is 0, Y2 denotes a hydrogen atom or the like, R denotes a hydrogen atom or the like, denotes a norbornylidene group or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko ARAI, Kei KOBAYASHI, Yusuke NUSHI, Mark HERON, Christopher GABBUTT, Orlando Delfim Carvalho Couto De AZEVEDO
  • Patent number: 11456167
    Abstract: A display area 60 of a display unit of a mass spectrometer shows a result of tuning. The display area 60 includes: a tuning-item displaying section 62 configured to display all tuning items and a result of whether each tuning item has been tuned; and an analyzable-condition displaying section 63 configured to display a condition under which an analysis is possible based on the result. The tuning items may be displayed respectively and individually. Alternatively, the tuning items may be displayed in a grouped manner with a plurality of tuning items in a group. Consequently, a user knows, at a glance, whether the tuning necessary for an analysis that the user intends to perform has been performed. If a necessary tuning item has not been tuned, the user immediately starts to tune (only) the tuning item. Further, a user immediately knows in a current state of tuning whether the analysis that the user intends to perform is possible. Therefore, when the analysis is possible, the user can start the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maki Saito, Yuko Kobayashi, Tohru Shiohama
  • Publication number: 20220281998
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium exerting an anti-tumor effect against solid cancers sustainably and specifically. Produced is a bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium expressing a first polypeptide comprising a light-chain variable region (VL) that binds to human CD3 and a heavy-chain variable region (VH) that binds to a human tumor cell surface antigen; and a second polypeptide comprising VL that binds to a human tumor cell surface antigen and VH that binds to human CD3 and secreting a diabody-type bispecific antibody composed of the first polypeptide and the second polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yuko Shimatani, Satoshi Kobayashi, Koichiro Shioya, Shiro Kataoka, Yuji Seki, Tomio Matsumura, Yasuyoshi Kanari, Mitsuo Umetsu, Hikaru Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 11388857
    Abstract: A cutter blade for a lawn mower has an upper blade and a lower blade. The upper blade has an upper blade base and an upper outer end positioned above and further radially outward than the upper blade base. The lower blade has a lower blade base and a mowing section positioned below and further radially outward than the lower blade base. The upper blade base overlaps the lower blade base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mai Kurihara, Fumio Minami, Yuko Nishi, Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220065884
    Abstract: In a device (4) for assisting in analytical operations for correctly arranging samples in a plurality of sample-placement portions and implementing multiple protocols in the correct order, a storage section (41) holds sample information and analysis parameters for each protocol as well as the order of implementation. A protocol-selection-input receiver (42) receives an input of the selection of a protocol. A sample-position displayer (43) displays, on a display unit (6), sample information in the selected protocol along with the positions of the sample-placement portions. A protocol-implementation-information collector (45) collects information concerning the state of implementation of the protocols. A determiner (46) determines whether a protocol which must be implemented earlier was already implemented, based on the state of implementation and order of implementation of the protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori OSHIKAWA, Yuko KOBAYASHI, Yoshiki TAINAKA, Tatsuki OKUBO, Kohei SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210245982
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a stacking apparatus includes: a first precedent-stage conveyor unit that conveys first sheets; a second precedent-stage conveyor unit that conveys second sheets; a merging unit that guides, to a merge point, the first sheets output from the first precedent-stage conveyor unit and guides, to the merge point, the second sheets output from the second precedent-stage conveyor unit; a subsequent-stage conveyor unit that sequentially receives, at the merge point, the conveyed first sheets and the conveyed second sheets, and conveys the received first sheets and the received second sheets in order of the reception while lining up in a conveying direction; and a stacking unit that sequentially catches each of the first sheets and each of the second sheets and stacks, at a predetermined position, each of the first sheets and each of the second sheets in order of the catch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yuko KOBAYASHI, Misato ISHIKAWA, Shunsuke HATTORI, Takamitsu SUNAOSHI, Takahiro KOKUBO, Noboru NAKAMURA, Masahito KOCHIWA, Hiroyuki FUKUYO, Kazuhiro MUKAI, Takeshi YAMAGATA, Mitsuhiro SAITOU
  • Publication number: 20210083313
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a bagged electrode includes a conveying unit, a first bonding unit, a second bonding unit, and a separating unit. The conveying unit conveys an electrode in a manner interposed between a pair of long separator materials unwound from a pair of rolls. The first bonding unit bonds the pair of long separator materials outside the electrode along a conveyance direction without stopping conveyance of the electrode and the pair of long separator materials. The second bonding unit bonds the pair of long separator materials outside the electrode along a direction intersecting the conveyance direction without stopping conveyance of the electrode and the pair of long separator materials. The separating unit cuts the pair of long separator materials along the direction intersecting the conveyance direction to cut off the bagged electrode without stopping conveyance of the electrode and the pair of long separator materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yuko KOBAYASHI, Misato ISHIKAWA, Shunsuke HATTORI, Takamitsu SUNAOSHI, Takahiro KOKUBO
  • Publication number: 20190333750
    Abstract: A display area 60 of a display unit of a mass spectrometer shows a result of tuning. The display area 60 includes: a tuning-item displaying section 62 configured to display all tuning items and a result of whether each tuning item has been tuned; and an analyzable-condition displaying section 63 configured to display a condition under which an analysis is possible based on the result. The tuning items may be displayed respectively and individually. Alternatively, the tuning items may be displayed in a grouped manner with a plurality of tuning items in a group. Consequently, a user knows, at a glance, whether the tuning necessary for an analysis that the user intends to perform has been performed. If a necessary tuning item has not been tuned, the user immediately starts to tune (only) the tuning item. Further, a user immediately knows in a current state of tuning whether the analysis that the user intends to perform is possible. Therefore, when the analysis is possible, the user can start the analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maki SAITO, Yuko KOBAYASHI, Tohru SHIOHAMA
  • Patent number: 10324071
    Abstract: A chromatograph mass spectrometer including: an MSn-1 analysis setter for setting an analysis execution period for performing an MSn-1 analysis, an execution time for the analysis and a loop time; an analysis period divider for dividing the analysis period into segments according to a change in number or analysis condition of MSn-1 analyses to be performed within the same time window; an MSn analysis setter for performing MSn-1 analysis to obtain mass spectrum data and for scheduling MSn analysis, an ion corresponding to a peak satisfying a set condition being designated as a precursor ion; an MSn analysis execution time allotter for allotting, in each segment, a time period for execution of the MSn analysis, the time period being calculated by subtracting an event execution time from the loop time; and an analysis executer for repeatedly performing MSn-1 analysis and MSn analysis in each segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Yamamoto, Yuko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: D855203
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Masakazu Katsumata, Yuko Kobayashi, Ayano Takeuchi, Yukiko Sato
  • Patent number: D905268
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Masakazu Katsumata, Yuko Kobayashi, Ayano Takeuchi, Yukiko Sato
  • Patent number: D905270
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Masakazu Katsumata, Yuko Kobayashi, Ayano Takeuchi, Yukiko Sato