Yutaka Yamamoto 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).
Abstract: An energy management device comprises a first supply/demand information acquisition unit, a second supply/demand information acquisition unit, and a supply/demand management unit configured to determine, based on the first supply/demand information and the second supply/demand information, at least one of (i) an upper limit value of a power amount that the hydrogen generation system can receive from a power grid during a certain period, (ii) a target value of an amount of hydrogen that the hydrogen generation system generates during the certain period, (iii) an upper limit value of a power amount that each of the one or plurality of tri-generation systems can transmit to the power grid during the certain period, and (iv) a target value of a power amount that each of the one or plurality of tri-generation systems generates during the certain period.
Abstract: A method includes receiving a designation of one or more first items that are to be included in a new table from a user, specifying, based on metadata related to second items included in each of a plurality of existing tables, an existing table from among the plurality of existing tables, the existing table including at least one of the designated one or more first items in the second items, specifying, based on other metadata related to an input item and an output item accompanied with execution of each of a plurality of programs, a program from among the plurality of programs, the program causing the designated one or more first items to be output as the output item when one of the second items included in the specified existing table is input as the input item, and outputting the specified existing table and the specified program.
Abstract: An opening-closing body driving motor includes a motor body, a drive circuit, and a control circuit. The motor body is provided to automatically open and close an opening-closing body of a vehicle. The drive circuit supplies driving power to the motor body. The control circuit includes a PWM controller. The control circuit is configured to adjust the driving power by PWM control and control an operation mode of the opening-closing body through the motor body such that the operation mode is changeable. The PWM controller is configured to have a control frequency of the PWM control include a frequency in an audible range based on a predetermined trigger so that the motor body vibrates in the audible range, thereby performing a sound producing operation. The predetermined trigger includes information about an opening-closing state of the opening-closing body or information about activation and deactivation of a child lock.
Abstract: An eye movement measuring device for detecting an eyeball-state/movement including: an eyeball photographing device configured to take a photograph of an eyeball; and an eye movement detecting unit configured to detect eye movement based on eyeball image as a photograph taken with the eyeball photographing device, the eyeball photographing device including an eyeball illuminating unit configured to illuminate an eyeball of a subject including a driver with illumination light, an eyeball image imaging unit configured to obtain eyeball image as a result of imaging the illuminated eyeball, and an arranging unit configured such that, when the eyeball photographing device is worn by the subject, the eyeball illuminating unit is arranged in a position where the eyeball can be irradiated with the illumination light, and the eyeball image imaging unit is arranged in a position where the eyeball image can be obtained as a result of the imaging.
April 5, 2019
Date of Patent:
December 29, 2020
TOKAI OPTICAL CO., LTD., CHUBU UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, NAC IMAGE TECHNOLOGY INC., KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI TIKA DENKI SEISA KUSHO
Abstract: A storage element includes a storage layer, a fixed magnetization layer, a spin barrier layer, and a spin absorption layer. The storage layer stores information based on a magnetization state of a magnetic material. The fixed magnetization layer is provided for the storage layer through a tunnel insulating layer. The spin barrier layer suppresses diffusion of spin-polarized electrons and is provided on the side of the storage layer opposite the fixed magnetization layer. The spin absorption layer is formed of a nonmagnetic metal layer causing spin pumping and provided on the side of the spin barrier layer opposite the storage layer. A direction of magnetization in the storage layer is changed by passing current in a layering direction to inject spin-polarized electrons so that information is recorded in the storage layer and the spin barrier layer includes at least a material selected from oxides, nitrides, and fluorides.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit to store recording sheets, an image forming unit, an insertion unit, including an interleaving sheet tray on which an interleaving sheet is to be stacked, and to insert the interleaving sheet fed from the interleaving sheet tray between recording sheets conveyed from the image forming unit. The control unit selects between a first mode and a second mode to execute based on a detected remaining amount of recording sheets in the storage unit. The first mode is a mode for feeding the interleaving sheet, which is to be inserted, from the interleaving sheet tray regardless of whether a presence of the recording sheet in the storage unit is detected. The second mode is a mode for feeding the interleaving sheet from the interleaving sheet tray based on that presence of the recording sheet in the storage unit is detected.
May 29, 2018
Date of Patent:
November 17, 2020
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Koji Yumoto, Satoru Yamamoto, Toshiyuki Miyake, Katsuya Nakama, Riki Fukuhara, Akihiro Kawakita, Yutaka Ando, Akihiro Arai, Yuichiro Oda
Abstract: An object is to provide a degrading bacteria-immobilized carrier on which a 1,4-dioxane-degrading bacterium is supported, as well as a biodegradation treatment method for organic compounds, and a biodegradation treatment apparatus, both using this carrier. As a means for achieving the object, a degrading bacteria-immobilized carrier comprising a porous carrier and a 1,4-dioxane-degrading bacterium supported on the porous carrier, as well as a biodegradation treatment method for organic compounds, and a biodegradation treatment apparatus, both using this carrier, are provided.
Abstract: A method for restoring a target file system in a storage system by a computer system, the computer system being connected to a network, the storage system including a tier of sequential access media, the method includes receiving a backup image including metadata of a file of the target file system, from a remote computer system via the network, the metadata indicating a sequential access medium, and restoring the metadata of the target file system using the backup image, the target file system being restored on the computer system by sharing a resource with a native file system operating on the computer system.
September 10, 2015
Date of Patent:
October 13, 2020
International Business Machines Corporation
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a laser processing apparatus for forming a separation layer inside an ingot by applying a laser beam to an end surface of the ingot in the condition where the focal point of the laser beam is set inside the ingot, the laser beam having a transmission wavelength to the ingot. The laser processing apparatus includes a holding unit for holding the ingot, a moving unit for moving the holding unit in a direction parallel to the end surface of the ingot held by the holding unit, a laser beam applying unit for applying the laser beam to the ingot held by the holding unit, an imaging unit for detecting the position of the ingot in the direction parallel to the end surface of the ingot, and a height detecting unit for detecting the height of the end surface of the ingot held by the holding unit.
Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for introducing a protein into a plant, which is simple and extensively applicable to various types of plant cells and proteins. The above object is achieved by the present invention to provide a complex comprising a protein of interest to be introduced into a target plant cell and a carrier peptide, a method for introducing a protein of interest into a target plant cell using the complex, and a kit comprising a protein of interest to be introduced into a target plant cell and a carrier peptide.
Abstract: A drive shaft is configured by joining solid stub shafts formed of a medium carbon steel to both ends of a hollow tubular body formed of a medium carbon steel. When expressed as grain size number, the grain size of the hollow tubular body at joint parts where the hollow tubular body and the solid stub shafts are joined together ranges from #5 to #9, and the grain size of the solid stub shafts at the joint parts ranges from #10 to #12.
Abstract: The compound is represented by general formula (i). In the compound, in a group Ki1, at least two secondary carbon atoms in an alkyl group (a linear alkyl, halogenated alkyl, or cyanogenated alkyl group having 3 to 40 carbon atoms) are replaced with —C(?Xi1)— and/or —CH(—CN)—, where Xi1 is an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, NH, or NR13; in addition, a group Ai2, a group Ai3, or the group Ki1 includes, as a substituent, at least one Pi1-Spi1- group, where Pi1 is a polymerizable group, and SPi1 is a spacer group or a single bond. The liquid crystal composition including the compound represented by general formula (i) can be adsorbed onto substrates between which a liquid crystal layer is held, and, consequently, without the use of an alignment film, liquid crystal molecules can be maintained in a state in which the liquid crystal molecules are aligned in a vertical direction.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a polygon mirror that deflects a light beam, the image forming apparatus includes: an optical sensor arranged such that the light beam deflected by the polygon mirror enters the optical sensor; and a hardware processor that measures an output level of the optical sensor and calculates, as a remaining life of the polygon mirror, an operation time of the polygon mirror to when the output level becomes a threshold value in a case of assuming that the output level ongoingly changes at a rate of change over time that is a change amount of the output level per unit operation time of the polygon mirror, using the measured output level.
Abstract: This supporting structure for an underrun protector includes a stay body that connects a beam and a frame to each other; a stay reinforcing body that reinforces the stay body from an outside in a vehicle width direction; and a gusset provided between the stay reinforcing body and the beam. A stay body web face of the stay body is provided with an opening part. A pair of wall face parts provided to extend outward in the vehicle width direction from both ends of the opening part in a vehicle forward-rearward direction is provided so as to face each other. Each of the wall face parts is provided at a height corresponding to an installation position of the gusset and abuts against an inner surface of the stay reinforcing body in the vehicle width direction.
Abstract: A display device for a medical X-ray photography apparatus may include: a display panel including a photography mode selection region where a plurality of photography mode selection images corresponding to a plurality of X-ray photography modes are displayed; an interface that receives a selection operation to select one of the photography mode selection images displayed on the display panel; a processor that performs display processing of the selected photography mode selection image displayed on the display panel in response to the selection operation received through the interface; and an illustration display region included in the display panel where an illustration corresponding to the selected photography mode selection image is displayed. When the selection operation is received, the selected photography mode selection image is displayed in a visually distinguishable manner, and the illustration corresponding to the selected photography mode is displayed in the illustration display region.
Abstract: An ultrasonic treatment apparatus including: an ultrasonic bath for performing an ultrasonic treatment on a treatment target object; a first ultrasonic vibrator provided on the front surface side of the treatment target object; and a second ultrasonic vibrator provided on the back surface side of the treatment target object; wherein the first ultrasonic vibrator does not face the second ultrasonic vibrator.
Abstract: The present technology relates to techniques of preventing intrusion of moisture into a chip. Various illustrative embodiments include image sensors that include: a substrate; a plurality of layers stacked on the substrate; the plurality of layers including a photodiode layer having a plurality of photodiodes formed on a surface of the photodiode layer; the plurality of layers including at least one layer having a groove formed such that a portion of the at least one layer is excavated; and a transparent resin layer formed above the photodiode layer and formed in the groove. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an image sensor.
Abstract: The controller performs shift control of the transmission such that an actual pressure of a primary pressure becomes an indicating pressure. The controller includes a phase advance compensator which performs advance compensation of the indicating pressure, and a setting unit which sets an indicating pressure on which the advance compensation is performed by the phase advance compensator as the indicating pressure, in accordance with at least one of a rotation speed of a primary pulley, an input torque to a secondary pulley, a speed ratio, or a changing rate.
Abstract: A method includes acquiring one or a plurality of first tables including a first data group regarding a first item, acquiring a second table corresponding to a result of executing a program with the one or the plurality of first tables set as an input, the second table including a second item and a second data group, generating, when a first name of the first item and a second name of the second item have a relationship in which the first name partially matches the second name, first information indicating the relationship between the first name and the second name while defining parts that partially match, registering the first information in a memory as metadata for the program, the metadata indicating a relationship between the one or the plurality of first tables set as the input and the second table set as an output.