Omron Corporation and University of Hyogo | Date: 2017-03-22
An image acquisition part (15) acquires image data from an image sensor (2, 3) provided in a room. A storage (6) stores information indicating a transition model of a human body posture and test information indicating a test area of the image data in each posture of the transition model. A posture estimator (5) calculates a statistic in the test area of the image data by referring to the information indicating the transition model and the test information, and estimates a current human body posture from a human body posture before one point of time based on the statistic.
Omron Corporation and University of Hyogo | Date: 2015-04-22
An image acquisition part acquires image data from an image sensor provided in a room. A storage stores information indicating a transition model of a human body posture and test information indicating a test area of the image data in each posture of the transition model. A posture estimator calculates a statistic in the test area of the image data by referring to the information indicating the transition model and the test information, and estimates a current human body posture from a human body posture before one point of time based on the statistic.
News Article | May 25, 2017
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, has announced that the MSB Strategic Planning Committee has selected Dr. Shigeru Terabe, Professor Emeritus of the University of Hyogo in Kamigori, Hyogo, Japan, as the recipient of the Arnold O. Beckman Medal and Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements in the Field of Electro-driven Separation Techniques. The Medal Ceremony was presented on Tuesday, March 28th as part of a Special Award Plenary Session at the 33rd International Symposium on Microscale Bioseparations (MSB 2017). The Arnold O. Beckman award is given to an individual for remarkable career achievements, with particular consideration being given to the development of new methods, techniques and high-impact applications in the field of electro-driven separations. The award comprises a Medal, a Diploma and a Monetary Prize. Professor Terabe earned his undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees from Kyoto University, Japan in 1963, 1965 and 1973, respectively. Professor Terabe began is career at the Shionogi & Company Ltd, where he was a research chemist. Later, he joined Arizona State University, where he was a research associate before returning to Kyoto University, Japan to become an assistant professor. In 1990, he was appointed to the Faculty at Himeji Institute of Technology, Kamigori, Hyogo, Japan and has since been engaged in the practice of analytical chemistry. After retiring, Professor Terabe served as a Research Supervisor of the program “Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology” funded by the Japanese government from 2004–2010. In his role, Professor Terabe assisted 40 top young analytical scientists by funding ca. 5 million USD per year for the project, “Structure Function and Measurement Analysis.” Professor Terabe has been a driving force in understanding the fundamentals of capillary electrophoresis including the introduction of Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography and a myriad of its applications, as well as the development of sweeping, a “stacking” approach for neutral analytes. His 250 original research publications have been cited more than 15,000 times altogether ranking him in the top 200 among all chemists. Professor Terabe has been awarded the ACS Award in Chromatography in 2004, CASSS Award in 2007, and the Chemical Society of Japan Award in 2008 in recognition of his contributions to analytical chemistry. He served as an Editor of Journal of Chromatography for 15 years and in 2011 he was Chairman of the IUPAC International Congress on Analytical Sciences. “This annual Medal and Award sponsored by SCIEX recognizes the achievements of those that have made a momentous impact on capillary electrophoresis,” said Jeff Chapman, Sr. Director, SCIEX. “Professor Terabe’s invention of micellar electrokinetic chromatography has inspired many scientists, both utilizing and building upon this fundamental methodology.” “I am humbled to be the recipient of the prestigious Arnold O. Beckman award, a notable honor that has recognized distinguished colleagues that have impacted diverse scientific and technical disciplines,” said Dr. Shigeru Terabe, Professor Emeritus of the University of Hyogo in Kamigori, Hyogo, Japan. “Dr. Beckman’s achievements have inspired me and I would like to express my gratitude to MSB for this esteemed award.” Learn more about SCIEX and SCIEX Capillary Electrophoresis Solutions SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to find answers to the complex analytical challenges they face. The company's global leadership and world-class service and support in the capillary electrophoresis and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry industry have made it a trusted partner to thousands of the scientists and lab analysts worldwide who are focused on basic research, drug discovery and development, food and environmental testing, forensics and clinical research. With over 40 years of proven innovation, SCIEX excels by listening to and understanding the ever-evolving needs of its customers to develop reliable, sensitive and intuitive solutions that continue to redefine what is achievable in routine and complex analysis. For more information, please visit sciex.com. For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. RUO-MKT-12-5561-A © 2017 AB Sciex. The trademarks mentioned herein are the property of the AB Sciex Pte. Ltd. or their respective owners. AB Sciex™ is being used under license.
University of Hyogo, Nagaoka University of Technology and Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd. | Date: 2014-08-29
The purpose of the present invention is to provide: elements, in particular, a display element and an optical element, which are obtained by controlling orientation of liquid crystals in a liquid crystal bulk without using a liquid crystal orientation film; and/or a photoreactive liquid crystal composition for manufacturing the elements. The present invention provides: a photoreactive liquid crystal composition comprising (A) a photoreactive polymer liquid crystal which includes a photoreactive side chain in which at least one type of reaction selected from the group consisting of (A-1) photocrosslinking and (A-2) photoisomerization occurs, and (B) a low molecular weight liquid crystal; and an optical element or display element which is formed having a liquid crystal cell including the composition.
Tokyo Electron and University of Hyogo | Date: 2015-09-04
Provided is a planarization method capable of reliably planarizing a metal film formed before an MTJ element of an MRAM is formed. An MTJ element is formed by a sequence of processes including: forming a Cu film to be embedded in a SiO_(2 )film in a wafer W; irradiating an oxygen GCIB to a surface of the Cu film to planarize the Cu film; forming a Ta film; forming a Ru film or a Ta film; irradiating the oxygen GCIB to the Ta film, the Ru film or the Ta film to planarize the Ta film, the Ru film or the Ta film; forming a PtMn film; irradiating the oxygen GCIB to a surface of the PtMn film to planarize the PtMn film; forming a CoFe thin film and a Ru thin film; and forming a CoFeB thin film, a MgO thin film and a CoFeB thin film in that order.
Yao H.,University of Hyogo
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters | Year: 2012
The first magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) spectra are reported at room temperature for well-defined thiolate-protected Au 25 clusters (Au 25(SG) 18 and Au 25(PET) 18, where SG and PET denote glutathione and 2-phenylethanethiolate, respectively). MCD essentially corresponds to electronic transitions in the absorption spectrum, so the electronic structures of the Au 25 clusters are explored based on a simultaneous deconvolution analysis of both the electronic absorption and MCD spectra, giving enhanced spectral resolution. We then find that the observed MCD responses are entirely interpreted in terms of the Faraday B terms, representing strict nondegeneracies of the excited and ground states of the Au 25 clusters that correspond to so-called superatom D and P orbitals, respectively. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
Yoshikawa S.,University of Hyogo |
Shimada A.,University of Hyogo
Chemical Reviews | Year: 2015
The structural and functional studies of Cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) enzyme is reviewed, focusing primarily on findings made after the initial reports of the X-ray structures of CcO, and the reaction mechanism of this enzyme. For studies of bovine heart CcO, procedures using two types of detergents, one for stabilization and purification and the other for stabilizing the purified enzyme in aqueous solution, are critical to the quality of the final product. A critical factor for improving the resolution of X-ray structures of bovine heart CcO is the conditions for soaking the crystals in medium containing antifreeze reagents. At present, the X-ray structure of bovine heart CcO has been the most extensively examined. The current resolution is high enough to allow discrimination between the cis and trans-configurations of fatty acid tails of phosphatidylglycerol molecules tightly bound to CcO, based on the electron density map. It has been proposed that in the H-pathway of bovine heart CcO, the redox-coupled conformational changes in D51 and the water cavity and the unidirectional proton-transfer property of the peptide bond between Y440 and S441 cooperatively facilitate unidirectional proton transfer through the H-pathway.
Tada K.,University of Hyogo
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells | Year: 2013
Chemically modified fullerenes and chlorinated solvents have been predominantly chosen in the recent studies of the photovoltaic devices based on polymer bulk heterojunction composites. However, these items seem to be undesirable because of their potential impacts on the environment as well as the consumption of resources. In this context, a systematic study on the annealing effect and film composition dependence of bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices based on composites consisting of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and neat C70 prepared with a chlorine-free solvent 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene has been carried out. For the device using P3HT:C70 composite (2:1 by weight) film as an active layer, power conversion efficiency of 1.47%, with open-circuit voltage of 0.52 V, short-circuit current density of 6.2 mA/cm 2 and fill-factor of 45%, has been obtained after post-production annealing at 160°C. The combination of neat fullerenes with naturally obtained solvents will open up a new way to produce cost-effective and environmentally-friendly photovoltaic devices based on polymer:fullerene bulk heterojunction composites. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
University of Hyogo | Date: 2015-08-12
In the present invention, a tomographic image can be accurately generated at high speed in a holographic tomographic microscope, a method for generating a holographic tomographic image, and a data acquisition method for the holographic tomographic images. The present method includes a data acquisition process (S1) and tomographic image generation processes (S2 to S7). In the data acquisition process, holograms (I^(j)_(OR), I^(j)_(QR), I^(j)_(LR)) of an object light (O) and so forth are acquired for each light with a wavelength (^(j)) by changing the wavelengths of the illumination light (Q), off-axis spherical wave reference light (R), and inline spherical wave reference light (L). In the tomographic image generation process, a reconstructed light wave (h^(j)) of the object light (O^(j)) and a reconstructed light wave (c^(j)) of the illumination light (Q^(j)) on a reconstruction surface (z=z_(P)) are generated from these holograms. A reconstruction light wave (h^(j)/(c^(j)/|c^(j)|) with adjusted phase is added up for each wavelength (j=1, .., N) to generate a tomographic hologram (H_(P)).From this, an accurate and focused tomographic image S_(p)=|H_(p)|^(2) without distortion can be generated.
University of Hyogo | Date: 2016-09-07
The present invention can realize both a transmission type and a reflection type, and provides a holographic microscope which can exceed the resolution of the conventional optical microscope, a hologram data acquisition method for a high-resolution image, and a high-resolution hologram image reconstruction method. In-line spherical wave reference light (L) is recorded in a hologram (I_(LR)) using spherical wave reference light (R), and an object light (O^(j)) and an illumination light (Q^(j)) are recorded in a hologram (I^(j)_(OQR)) using a spherical wave reference light (R) by illuminating the object with an illumination light (Q^(j), j=1, .., N) which is changed its incident direction. From those holograms, a hologram (J^(j)_(OQL)), from which the component of the reference light (R) is removed, is generated, and from the hologram, a light wave (h^(j)) is generated. A light wave (c^(j)) of the illumination light (Q^(j)) is separated from the light wave (h^(j)), and using its phase component (^(j)=c^(j)/|c^(j)|), a phase adjustment reconstruction light wave is derived and added up as (H_(P)=h^(j)/^(j)), and an object image (S_(P)=|H_(P)|^(2)) is reconstructed.