Patents by Inventor Yutaka Ishii

Yutaka Ishii 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: 11003984
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a neuromorphic system for generating neuron and synapse activities. The method includes: preparing at least one digital timer in the neuromorphic system, each of the at least one digital timers including multi-bit digital values; generating time signals using the at least one digital timer; emulating an analog waveform of a neuron spike; updating parameters of the neuromorphic system using the time signals and the current values of the parameters; presetting, using a processor, the digital values of the at least one digital timer to initial values when the spike input is provided to the node; and updating, using the processor, the digital values of the at least one digital timer with a specified amount when there is an absence of a spike input to the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohji Hosokawa, Masatoshi Ishii, Yutaka Nakamura, Junka Okazawa, Takeo Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20200298155
    Abstract: A method for producing a honeycomb structure for fine particle collection filters, the honeycomb structure including a plurality of porous honeycomb structure segments. The method includes joining each of the porous honeycomb segments via a joining material layers by applying a joining material between joining surfaces of each of the porous honeycomb structure segments, through a nozzle portion of a joining material applicator. The nozzle portion of the joining material applicator includes: a joining material introduction port; a joining material discharge space; and a joining material flow path having a bent portion, through which the joining material passes from the joining material introduction port to the joining material discharge space. The joining material flow path of the nozzle portion includes a buffer space configured such that a flow path cross section gradually expands toward the joining material discharge space on a downstream side of the bent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Inoue, Yutaka Ishii, Toshiharu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20190255475
    Abstract: A honeycomb segment joined body includes a plurality of honeycomb segments; and joining layers for bonding side surfaces of the plurality of honeycomb segments. Each of the joining layers is a cured product of a pasty joining material, and has a standard deviation of joined widths of 0.30 or less. The honeycomb segment joined body is produced by applying pressurization with vibration when joining side surfaces of a plurality of honeycomb segments using a pasty joining material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka ISHII, Yoshihiro SATO, Michio SUZUKI, Yasutaka WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10279573
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a honeycomb structure includes a forming step of forming a quadrangular pillar-shaped honeycomb formed body, a firing step of firing the honeycomb formed body and forming a quadrangular pillar-shaped honeycomb fired body, a coating step of coating at least a part of side surfaces of the honeycomb fired body with a paste-like bonding material, a honeycomb block body preparing step of bonding the plurality of honeycomb fired bodies while performing pressurizing, to prepare a honeycomb block body, and a circumference grinding step of grinding a circumferential surface of the honeycomb block body and obtaining the honeycomb structure, and in the honeycomb block body preparing step, the bonding is performed without interposing any member other than the bonding material between the honeycomb fired bodies, and the bonding material has a shear thinning property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Ishii, Kazunari Akita, Yoshihiro Sato, Masayuki Nate
  • Patent number: 9939127
    Abstract: A lighting device (100) includes: a surface light source (1); a first lens (L1) having a first focal point (F1), the first lens being provided on the light exit surface side of the surface light source; and a second lens (L2) having a second focal point (F2), the second lens being provided on a light exit surface side of the first lens, the surface light source, the first lens, and the second lens being configured such that a first virtual image (I1) is formed by the first lens and a second virtual image (I2) is formed by the second lens, wherein the first virtual image (I1) is formed between the second focal point (F2) and the first lens, and the second focal point (F2) is on a side opposite to the light source side relative to a predetermined focal position f?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Takahiro Ishinabe, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Toshiki Matsuoka, Kozo Nakamura, Yasuhisa Itoh, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Yutaka Ishii, David Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20170036432
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a honeycomb structure includes a forming step of forming a quadrangular pillar-shaped honeycomb formed body, a firing step of firing the honeycomb formed body and forming a quadrangular pillar-shaped honeycomb fired body, a coating step of coating at least a part of side surfaces of the honeycomb fired body with a paste-like bonding material, a honeycomb block body preparing step of bonding the plurality of honeycomb fired bodies while performing pressurizing, to prepare a honeycomb block body, and a circumference grinding step of grinding a circumferential surface of the honeycomb block body and obtaining the honeycomb structure, and in the honeycomb block body preparing step, the bonding is performed without interposing any member other than the bonding material between the honeycomb fired bodies, and the bonding material has a shear thinning property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka ISHII, Kazunari AKITA, Yoshihiro SATO, Masayuki NATE
  • Patent number: 9371254
    Abstract: The manufacturing method of the honeycomb structure has a forming step of forming a forming raw material into a plurality of quadrangular prismatic honeycomb formed bodies each having partition walls, a firing step of firing the plurality of honeycomb formed bodies to form a plurality of quadrangular prismatic honeycomb fired bodies, a sheet-like bonding material attaching step of attaching sheet-like bonding materials to at least part of side surfaces of at least part of the plurality of honeycomb fired bodies, a honeycomb block body preparing step of preparing a honeycomb block body in which the plurality of honeycomb fired bodies are stacked, by assembling the plurality of quadrangular prismatic honeycomb fired bodies while bonding the side surfaces thereof to one another by the bonding materials, and a grinding step of grinding a circumferential portion of the honeycomb block body to obtain the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Ishii, Kazunari Akita, Yoshihiro Sato, Masayuki Nate
  • Patent number: 9310619
    Abstract: To provide a thin optical sheet having improved efficiency for light utilization, an optical sheet (5) of one mode of the present invention includes, in sequence from a light entry side to a light emission side, a plurality of first prisms (13), a ¼ wavelength plate (11), and a polarized-light separating element (12), the plurality of first prisms (13) each having (i) a first surface (13a) through which light enters the first prism and (ii) a second surface (13b) that reflects the light, having entered the first prism, toward the light emission side, the optical film further including, between the plurality of first prisms in an in-plane direction of the optical film, a second prism (14) that reflects light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Tohoku University
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Kazuo Sekiya, Masahiro Nishizawa, Takahiro Ishinabe, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Yasuhisa Itoh, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Yutaka Ishii
  • Patent number: 9217552
    Abstract: A lighting device (100) includes: a surface light source (1); a first lens (L1) having a first focal point (F1), the first lens being provided on the light exit surface side of the surface light source; and a second lens (L2) having a second focal point (F2), the second lens being provided on a light exit surface side of the first lens, the surface light source, the first lens, and the second lens being configured such that a first virtual image (I1) is formed by the first lens and a second virtual image (I2) is formed by the second lens, wherein the first virtual image (I1) is formed between the second focal point (F2) and the first lens, the second focal point (F2) is on a side opposite to the light source side relative to a predetermined focal position f?, and at least either of a light entry surface or a light exit surface of the first lens or the second lens includes a non-revolution surface (SO) as a lens surface, and a plurality of boundary lines (B1-B4) whose curvatures vary discontinuously are provid
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Tohoku University
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Takahiro Ishinabe, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Toshiki Matsuoka, Kozo Nakamura, Yasuhisa Itoh, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Yutaka Ishii
  • Publication number: 20150274602
    Abstract: The manufacturing method of the honeycomb structure has a forming step of forming a forming raw material into a plurality of quadrangular prismatic honeycomb formed bodies each having partition walls, a firing step of firing the plurality of honeycomb formed bodies to form a plurality of quadrangular prismatic honeycomb fired bodies, a sheet-like bonding material attaching step of attaching sheet-like bonding materials to at least part of side surfaces of at least part of the plurality of honeycomb fired bodies, a honeycomb block body preparing step of preparing a honeycomb block body in which the plurality of honeycomb fired bodies are stacked, by assembling the plurality of quadrangular prismatic honeycomb fired bodies while bonding the side surfaces thereof to one another by the bonding materials, and a grinding step of grinding a circumferential portion of the honeycomb block body to obtain the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yutaka ISHII, Kazunari AKITA, Yoshihiro SATO, Masayuki NATE
  • Patent number: 9122097
    Abstract: A backlight system (30) includes a light emitting section (31) and an imaging optical system. The imaging optical system includes a first microlens array (MLA1) and a second microlens array (MLA2). The lenses (1A) separates the beams of light emitted from the light emitting section (31) by RGB, and causes them to be converged at a pitch same as a pitch at which the picture elements are arrayed. The lenses (2A) are provided in one-to-one correspondence to the picture elements such that the lenses (2A) have their respective focal points at positions onto which beams of light having passed through the lenses (1A) are converged. The lenses (2A) thus deflect the beams of light which have passed through the lenses (1A) in a substantially vertical direction with respect to the display surface of the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Tohoku University
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Kazuo Sekiya, Masahiro Nishizawa, Takahiro Ishinabe, Baku Katagiri, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Shoichi Ishihara, Shuichi Kozaki, Yutaka Ishii
  • Publication number: 20150211709
    Abstract: A lighting device (100) includes: a surface light source (1); a first lens (L1) having a first focal point (F1), the first lens being provided on the light exit surface side of the surface light source; and a second lens (L2) having a second focal point (F2), the second lens being provided on a light exit surface side of the first lens, the surface light source, the first lens, and the second lens being configured such that a first virtual image (I1) is formed by the first lens and a second virtual image (I2) is formed by the second lens, wherein the first virtual image (I1) is formed between the second focal point (F2) and the first lens, and the second focal point (F2) is on a side opposite to the light source side relative to a predetermined focal position f?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicants: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Takahiro Ishinabe, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Toshiki Matsuoka, Kozo Nakamura, Yasuhisa Itoh, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Yutaka Ishii, David Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20150167924
    Abstract: A lighting device (100) includes: a surface light source (1); a first lens (L1) having a first focal point (F1), the first lens being provided on the light exit surface side of the surface light source; and a second lens (L2) having a second focal point (F2), the second lens being provided on a light exit surface side of the first lens, the surface light source, the first lens, and the second lens being configured such that a first virtual image (I1) is formed by the first lens and a second virtual image (I2) is formed by the second lens, wherein the first virtual image (I1) is formed between the second focal point (F2) and the first lens, the second focal point (F2) is on a side opposite to the light source side relative to a predetermined focal position f?, and at least either of a light entry surface or a light exit surface of the first lens or the second lens includes a non-revolution surface (SO) as a lens surface, and a plurality of boundary lines (B1-B4) whose curvatures vary discontinuously are provid
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Takahiro Ishinabe, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Toshiki Matsuoka, Kozo Nakamura, Yasuhisa Itoh, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Yutaka Ishii
  • Publication number: 20150036215
    Abstract: To provide a thin optical sheet having improved efficiency for light utilization, an optical sheet (5) of one mode of the present invention includes, in sequence from a light entry side to a light emission side, a plurality of first prisms (13), a ¼ wavelength plate (11), and a polarized-light separating element (12), the plurality of first prisms (13) each having (i) a first surface (13a) through which light enters the first prism and (ii) a second surface (13b) that reflects the light, having entered the first prism, toward the light emission side, the optical film further including, between the plurality of first prisms in an in-plane direction of the optical film, a second prism (14) that reflects light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Kazuo Sekiya, Masahiro Nishizawa, Takahiro Ishinabe, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Yasuhisa Itoh, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Yutaka Ishii
  • Publication number: 20150015456
    Abstract: A multi-display device (101) of the present invention includes fry-eye lens arrays (3), located between a plurality of liquid crystal modules (11) arranged in parallel and in a tiling manner and a diffusing element (12), which cause rays of light emitted from light source sections (2) and transmitted through the liquid crystal modules (11) to be condensed on the diffusing element (12) at a pitch that is wider than a pixel pitch of the liquid crystal modules (11). This makes it possible with a simple configuration to make seams between image modulation elements less conspicuous and give a satisfactory feeling of resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: TOUOKU UNIVERISTY
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Kazuo Sekiya, Masahiro Nishizawa, Takahiro Ishinabe, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Yasuhisa Itoh, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Yutaka Ishii
  • Patent number: 8922735
    Abstract: A backlight system includes: a light-emitting section (1) having a plurality of light sources that emit beams of light at different dominant wavelengths from one another; and an imaging optical system (3) including a plurality of microlenses (3a) that focus beams of light emitted from the light-emitting section (1), the backlight system irradiating a liquid crystal panel with beams of light having passed through the imaging optical system (3), the liquid crystal panel including a plurality of pixels arrayed at a predetermined pitch from each other, on the assumption that the pitch at which the pixels are arrayed is denoted as P and the imaging optical system (3) has an imaging magnification of (1/n), the light sources (1) being arrayed at a pitch (P1) given as P1=n×P, the microlenses (3a) being arrayed at a pitch (P2) given as P2=(n/(n+1))×P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Tohoku University
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Kazuo Sekiya, Masahiro Nishizawa, Takahiro Ishinabe, Baku Katagiri, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Shoichi Ishihara, Shuichi Kozaki, Yutaka Ishii
  • Patent number: 8810752
    Abstract: A thin backlight system includes: a light emitting section emitting lights that have different dominant wavelengths; and a plurality of light transmitting portions, the thin backlight system deflecting the lights and then converging the lights on the plurality of light transmitting portions. The thin backlight system further includes: an imaging optical system provided to face surfaces, of the plurality of light transmitting portions, on which the lights are converged. The imaging optical system including a plurality of identical lenses arranged in a vertical and/or a horizontal direction at a pitch determined by multiplying a pitch at which the plurality of light transmitting portions are arranged in a vertical and/or a horizontal direction by the number of types of the different dominant wavelengths and being configured to converge the lights from the light emitting section on light transmitting portions to which the different dominant wavelengths of the lights correspond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Tohoku University
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Kazuo Sekiya, Takahiro Ishinabe, Baku Katagiri, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Shoichi Ishihara, Shuichi Kozaki, Yutaka Ishii
  • Publication number: 20130201424
    Abstract: A backlight system (30) includes a light emitting section (31) and an imaging optical system. The imaging optical system includes a first microlens array (MLA1) and a second microlens array (MLA2). The lenses (1A) separates the beams of light emitted from the light emitting section (31) by RGB, and causes them to be converged at a pitch same as a pitch at which the picture elements are arrayed. The lenses (2A) are provided in one-to-one correspondence to the picture elements such that the lenses (2A) have their respective focal points at positions onto which beams of light having passed through the lenses (1A) are converged. The lenses (2A) thus deflect the beams of light which have passed through the lenses (1A) in a substantially vertical direction with respect to the display surface of the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Kazuo Sekiya, Masahiro Nishizawa, Takahiro Ishinabe, Baku Katagiri, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Shoichi Ishihara, Shuichi Kozaki, Yutaka Ishii
  • Patent number: 8228469
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate; a second substrate; a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; a first polarizer provided on a surface of the first substrate which is on the opposite side to the liquid crystal layer; a second polarizer provided on a surface of the second substrate which is on the opposite side to the liquid crystal layer; a first phase compensation element provided between the first polarizer and the liquid crystal layer; and a second phase compensation element provided between the second polarizer and the liquid crystal layer. A plurality of pixel areas are provided for display. The first substrate includes at least one transmissive electrode, and the second substrate includes a reflective electrode region and a transmissive electrode region in correspondence with each of the plurality of pixel areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masumi Kubo, Yozo Narutaki, Shogo Fujioka, Yuko Maruyama, Takayuki Shimada, Youji Yoshimura, Mikio Katayama, Yutaka Ishii, Shinya Yamakawa, Atsushi Ban
  • Patent number: 8212974
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dye-containing blue color composition for color filter, including a triarylmethane-based dye having a structure represented by the following formula (1): wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms which may have a substituent, a phenyl group which may have a substituent or a benzyl group which may have a substituent, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17, R18, R19 and R20 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms which may have a substituent or a halogen atom and X represents a tristrifluoromethanesulfonylmethide anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignees: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Ohkuma, Noriko Asahi, Takashi Yamauchi, Yasuyuki Demachi, Takaaki Kurata, Yutaka Ishii, Yoshiki Akatani