Patents by Inventor Akio Hashimoto

Akio Hashimoto 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: 10806753
    Abstract: A core-shell gel particle of the invention contains a crosslinked hyaluronic acid, has a higher equilibrium swelling capacity at the surface than at the center, the equilibrium swelling capacity showing a change curve with an inflection point from the center to the surface, and has a probe pushing force of 20 nN or less from the surface to a depth of 800 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Denka Company Limited
    Inventors: Akio Ohno, Masamichi Hashimoto, Harei Nemoto, Takafumi Harada, Kenji Fujii
  • Patent number: 10765110
    Abstract: Provided is an agent for preserving a biological component, comprising a hydrogel, the hydrogel comprising a crosslinked product formed from a compound having a plurality of hydroxyl groups and a modified hyaluronic acid having substituents capable of reacting with the hydroxyl groups to form a crosslinked structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Denka Company Limited
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Tabata, Kenji Fujii, Masamichi Hashimoto, Akio Ohno
  • Publication number: 20200257630
    Abstract: A history storage area (106) stores, for each of a plurality of pieces of data, number of times of access via a file system. A cache management unit (119), when access to the plurality of pieces of data not via the file system occurs, sets as overwrite prohibition data and caches in a disc cache area (108), data for which number of times of access that is equal to or more than a threshold is stored in the history storage area (106), the threshold being determined based on number of times of access of the plurality of pieces of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya YAMADA, Hirotaka MOTAI, Akio IDEHARA, Kotaro HASHIMOTO, Takehisa MIZUGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200234744
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a semiconductor storage device includes a plurality of memory chips, at least one of the memory chips including a first controller configured to be shifted to a wait state of generating a peak current, before generating the peak current in accordance with a command. The device further includes a control chip including a second controller configured to search a state of the first controller and control, based on a result of searching the state of the first controller, whether or not to issue a cancel instruction for the wait state to the first controller that has been shifted to the wait state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio SUGAHARA, Yoshikazu HARADA, Shoichiro HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200208584
    Abstract: When atmospheric pressure (Pa) which varies according to altitude is higher than a predetermined pressure threshold (Path) during idle operation in which catalyst warm-up request is issued, an intake pressure is controlled, through a throttle valve (19), to an intake pressure at which an intake air amount required to promote the warm-up of a catalyst converter (26) is obtained. When the atmospheric pressure (Pa) is lower than the predetermined pressure threshold (Path), the intake pressure is controlled, through a throttle valve (19), to an intake pressure (Pa?Pb) at which a differential pressure (Pb) required by a brake booster (8) is obtained. Accordingly, negative pressure in the brake booster (8) can be secured while promoting the warm-up of the catalyst during the idle operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi MAEKAWA, Kenji SUZUKI, Kentaro YAMANO, Takeshi MIYAMOTO, Tomoki ITOU, Taichi ANDOU, Toshio HASHIMOTO, Akio ASHIKAGA
  • Patent number: 10650869
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a semiconductor storage device includes a plurality of memory chips, at least one of the memory chips including a first controller configured to be shifted to a wait state of generating a peak current, before generating the peak current in accordance with a command. The device further includes a control chip including a second controller configured to search a state of the first controller and control, based on a result of searching the state of the first controller, whether or not to issue a cancel instruction for the wait state to the first controller that has been shifted to the wait state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio Sugahara, Yoshikazu Harada, Shoichiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10594591
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is configured to receive a request for communication between a first node and a second node included in a parallel calculation system, acquire job execution information relating a job to be executed by the parallel calculation system, generate connected graph information based on first information on the first node, second information on the second node, the job execution information, and topology information indicating a topology of the plurality of nodes, generate, based on the connected graph information, route information indicating a plurality of routes used when the communication between the first node and the second node is executed, specify, based on the route information, a route having the lowest passing cost among the plurality of routes; and specify a node included in the specified route as a relay node based on positions of the plurality of nodes in the specified route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Akio Houjyo, Tsuyoshi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20190392973
    Abstract: A coil component includes a first alignment winding region in which a second wire is continuously wound so as to have turns such that the turns of the second wire are aligned with turns of a first wire having the same ordinal number outside the first wire in a direction perpendicular to a central axis. The ordinal number is counted from the turn nearest to the first flange portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota HASHIMOTO, Masashi MIYAMOTO, Akio IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20190322181
    Abstract: The number of opportunities where external charging of a vehicle parked in a residential parking space or a charging station in a predetermined period is available is counted as the number of opportunities, and the number of times of the external charging performed in the opportunities in the same predetermined period is counted as the number of times of charging. The number of times of charging is then divided by the number of opportunities to calculate and store a charging frequency. Since the charging frequency is a ratio of the number of times that the external charging was performed to the number of opportunities where the external charging is available in the predetermined period, the ratio is used as an index that can offer more accurate determination regarding an external charging utilization status. As a result, various processing to promote external charging are executed more properly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji ICHIKAWA, Hiroaki TAKEUCHI, Ryuta ISHIDA, Hiroaki ARAKAWA, Shigeki KINOMURA, Keita HASHIMOTO, Akio UOTANI, Kazuyuki KAGAWA, Yusuke KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 10407081
    Abstract: A utilization index IDX is calculated based on one or more parameters (the number of times of charging/the number of trips, total battery charger connection time/total vehicle stop time, total EV traveling distance/total HV traveling distance, total EV traveling time/total HV traveling time, total EV traveling distance/total traveling distance, total EV traveling time/total traveling time, total charge amount/total fuel supply quantity) obtained based on a ratio of an EV traveling utilization level to an HV traveling utilization level or a total traveling utilization level, and the utilization index IDX is stored. Since the utilization index IDX is calculated such that as each parameter is larger, utilization of charging of a battery by a battery charger is performed more sufficiently. Accordingly, the utilization index IDX can be used as an index that offers more accurate determination regarding a utilization status of the battery charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Ryuta Ishida, Hiroaki Arakawa, Shigeki Kinomura, Keita Hashimoto, Akio Uotani, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10384549
    Abstract: The number of opportunities where external charging of a vehicle parked in a residential parking space or a charging station in a predetermined period is available is counted as the number of opportunities, and the number of times of the external charging performed in the opportunities in the same predetermined period is counted as the number of times of charging. The number of times of charging is then divided by the number of opportunities to calculate and store a charging frequency. Since the charging frequency is a ratio of the number of times that the external charging was performed to the number of opportunities where the external charging is available in the predetermined period, the ratio is used as an index that can offer more accurate determination regarding an external charging utilization status. As a result, various processing to promote external charging are executed more properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Ryuta Ishida, Hiroaki Arakawa, Shigeki Kinomura, Keita Hashimoto, Akio Uotani, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20190244748
    Abstract: A flange portion includes a projecting surface that is positioned in a leading end of a projection projecting toward a mounting substrate and that faces the mounting substrate, and a principal surface that extends in a direction crossing the projecting surface and that faces a direction in which the pair of flange portions are aligned. A metal terminal includes a mounting portion opposed to the projecting surface and an end surface portion opposed to the principal surface. An angle ? between the mounting portion and the end surface portion satisfies the relationship 85 degrees??<90 degrees. The angle ? between the mounting portion and the end surface portion is smaller than an angle ?1 between the projecting surface and the principal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio IGARASHI, Kazuhiko TAKENAKA, Shigeto YAMAMOTO, Ryota HASHIMOTO, Yuki KANBE
  • Publication number: 20190244744
    Abstract: A coil component includes a drum core that includes a winding core portion and a pair of flange portions formed at the ends of the winding core portion, electrodes that are included in the pair of flange portions, and first and second wires that are wound around the winding core portion and that include extended portions electrically connected to the electrodes. The flange portions are continuous with the winding core portion and have slopes that guide the extended portions to the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko TAKENAKA, Shigeto YAMAMOTO, Ryota HASHIMOTO, Akio IGARASHI, Yuki KANBE
  • Publication number: 20190206453
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a semiconductor storage device includes a plurality of memory chips, at least one of the memory chips including a first controller configured to be shifted to a wait state of generating a peak current, before generating the peak current in accordance with a command. The device further includes a control chip including a second controller configured to search a state of the first controller and control, based on a result of searching the state of the first controller, whether or not to issue a cancel instruction for the wait state to the first controller that has been shifted to the wait state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Sugahara, Yoshikazu Harada, Shoichiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10336251
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a fuel tank, a motor, a battery, a charger, and a notification mechanism. The battery is configured to supply electric power to the motor. The charger is configured to carry out external charging that charges the battery by use of electric power from an external power source. The notification mechanism is configured to notify, to an outside of the vehicle, information on a use index indicative of a degree of use of external charging in a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuta Ishida, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Hiroaki Arakawa, Shinji Ichikawa, Keita Hashimoto, Shigeki Kinomura, Akio Uotani, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10328854
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a fuel tank, a motor, a battery, a charger, and a notification mechanism. The battery is configured to supply electric power to the motor. The charger is configured to carry out external charging that charges the battery by use of electric power from an external power source. The notification mechanism is configured to notify, to an outside of the vehicle, information on a use index indicative of a degree of use of external charging in a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuta Ishida, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Hiroaki Arakawa, Shinji Ichikawa, Keita Hashimoto, Shigeki Kinomura, Akio Uotani, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10328816
    Abstract: When a use index indicative of a degree of use of external charging is less than a threshold, an electronic control unit determines that the degree of use of external charging is low, and executes a charging guide control to promote the use of external charging at the time of parking at a battery charging point, such as at home or in a battery charging station, where the external charging is performable. Hereby, it is possible to promote a driver to use external charging at the time of parking at the battery charging point. As a result, the use of external charging can be promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Ryuta Ishida, Hiroaki Arakawa, Shigeki Kinomura, Keita Hashimoto, Akio Uotani, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10311653
    Abstract: A use index IDX indicative of a degree of use of external charging is calculated and transmitted to a vehicle external system. The vehicle external system provides a service or imposes a penalty based on the use index IDX. In a case where the degree of use of external charging is determined to be low based on the use index IDX, if the vehicle external system provides a non-preferential service or imposes a heavy penalty as compared with a case where the degree of use of external charging is determined to be high, a driver or an owner of a vehicle takes an action by which the use index is determined to indicate a high degree of use of external charging. As a result, the use of external charging can be promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keita Hashimoto, Ryuta Ishida, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Hiroaki Arakawa, Shinji Ichikawa, Shigeki Kinomura, Akio Uotani, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20190156990
    Abstract: A coil component includes a drum core including a winding core portion and a flange portion disposed on an end portion thereof the winding core portion in its axial direction, a planar core having a lower principal surface, and a wire wound around the winding core portion. The flange portion includes an inner end surface, an outer end surface, a bottom surface, and a top surface. The inner end surface positions the end portion of the winding core portion. The bottom surface links the inner end surface and the outer end surface and placed so as to face a mounting substrate side when being mounted. The lower principal surface of the planar core is fixed to the top surface with an adhesive interposed therebetween. The top surface includes a protrusion with a vertex positioned closer to the inner end surface than to the outer end surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio IGARASHI, Yuuji IGARASHI, Kenji HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10290409
    Abstract: A soft magnetic component for a torque sensor, formed by resin-molding a soft magnetic material that contains Ni, Fe in such an amount that Fe/(Fe+Ni) is within a range from 10.0% to 16.0% in terms of mass ratio, and 3.5% by mass to 7.5% by mass of M (the M represents one or more elements selected from among Mo, Nb, Cr, Cu, Ti, and W) and has a saturation magnetostriction of at least ?4.0 ppm and less than 0 ppm, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akinori Hashimoto, Akio Morishita