Patents by Inventor Akira Hashimoto

Akira 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).

  • Publication number: 20200351431
    Abstract: An imaging method is provided that includes: taking an image of an object to generate an image signal of the object; generating a taken image of the object on a basis of the image signal; detecting motion information of the object on the basis of the image signal; taking an image of the object on a basis of the motion information multiple times so as to differentiate an exposure amount thereof; and generating an HDR synthetic image of the object on the basis of a plurality of image signals whose exposure amounts are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Akira ISHIYAMA, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Motoyuki SUZUKI, Mitsunobu WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200340004
    Abstract: MPO1 and MPO2 can be regulated for either decreasing or increasing alkaloid levels in plants, in particular in Nicotiana plants. In particular, suppressing or overexpressing one or more of MPO1 and MPO2 may be used to decrease or increase nicotine and nicotinic alkaloid levels in tobacco plants. Suppression or overexpression of one or more of MPO1 and MPO2 may be used in combination with modification of expression of other genes encoding enzymes on the nicotinic alkaloid biosynthetic pathway such as A622, NBB1, PMT, and QPT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi HASHIMOTO, Akira Kato
  • Patent number: 10819175
    Abstract: A unit coil includes: first, second, third, and fourth turn portions extending in a bent manner from first, second, third, and fourth slot accommodation portions and each connecting the slot accommodation portions to each other; and first, second, third, and fourth leg portions. Recesses are formed in surfaces opposed to each other at bent parts of the turn portions or bent parts of the turn portion and the leg portion, that extend in a bent manner toward the same side in the circumferential direction from the slot accommodation portions adjacent to each other in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuro Hino, Kohei Egashira, Tetsuya Yokogawa, Hiroyuki Akita, Akira Hashimoto, Masashi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200319795
    Abstract: Information is read, which relates to an array of objects for input that have been displayed on a display unit upon input of input information. Whether an input object of the input information that is displayed on the display unit has been touched is determined. When the input object is determined as having been touched, the touched input object is recognized as an object to be corrected. A correction candidate object based on the array of the objects for input is displayed in the vicinity of the object to be corrected. Whether the correction candidate object has been touched is determined. When the correction candidate object is determined as having been touched, the object to be corrected is replaced with the touched correction candidate object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Akira ISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200298476
    Abstract: Provided is a three-dimensional object producing apparatus including: a layer forming unit configured to form a particle layer containing resin particles; a first discharging unit configured to discharge a model material capable of absorbing energy to the particle layer to form a model region; a second discharging unit configured to discharge a support material to the particle layer to form a support region; and an energy applying unit configured to apply the energy to the model region, wherein through application of the energy to the model region, the resin particles in the model region are fused with each other and the resin particles in the model region are fused with the resin particles in the support region contacting the model region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akira Saito, Koji Takimoto, Daichi Yamaguchi, Kenichiroh Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10757344
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus is provided that includes: a video input unit configured to take an image of an object to generate an image signal of the object; a video signal processor configured to generate a taken image of the object on a basis of the image signal; and a controller configured to: detect motion information of the object on the basis of the image signal; cause the video input unit to take an image of the object on a basis of the motion information multiple times so as to differentiate an exposure amount thereof; and cause the video signal processor to generate an HDR synthetic image of the object on the basis of a plurality of image signals whose exposure amounts are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Akira Ishiyama, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Motoyuki Suzuki, Mitsunobu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200263314
    Abstract: The present invention provides a zinc or zinc alloy electroplating method comprising: performing energizing in an alkaline zinc or zinc alloy electroplating bath provided with a cathode and an anode, wherein the anode is an anode in which a conductive substrate is coated in a conductive state with alkali-resistant ceramics, the alkaline zinc or zinc alloy electroplating bath is an alkaline zinc plating bath containing an organic compound additive or an alkaline zinc alloy electroplating bath containing an amine chelating agent or an organic compound additive, oxidation decomposition, on a surface of the anode caused by the energizing, of the organic compound additive in the alkaline zinc plating bath or the amine chelating agent and the organic compound additive in the alkaline zinc alloy electroplating bath is suppressed as compared with a case of using as an anode the same conductive substrate uncoated with the alkali-resistant ceramics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Toshihiro NIIKURA, Akira HASHIMOTO, Manabu INOUE
  • Publication number: 20200257290
    Abstract: When a subject vehicle reaches a position PNO in a middle of an interflow zone, it is judged whether conditions for automatic interflow are satisfied. When it is judged that the conditions for automatic interflow are not satisfied at the position PNO, a notification for urging manual interflow by a driver is started. Otherwise, the notification for manual interflow is not started. In a case where the notification for manual interflow was not started, when the subject vehicle reaches the position PGU between a distal end of an interflow zone and the position PNO, the notification for manual interflow is started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuta HASHIMOTO, Hiroki FUKUDA, Akira ITO
  • Publication number: 20200251968
    Abstract: Provided is a segment-core coupled body, including a plurality of segment cores each including a core back and a tooth; and a plurality of coupling portions configured to couple the core backs to one another, wherein the plurality of segment cores and the plurality of coupling portions are each a laminated body of magnetic sheets, wherein the plurality of coupling portions each include: a posture holding portion adjacent to a gap defined between adjacent core backs; a first thin portion configured to couple one corner portion of the adjacent core backs and the posture holding portion; and a second thin portion configured to couple another corner portion of the adjacent core backs and the posture holding portion, and wherein, the posture holding portion projects toward a radially outer side with respect to the adjacent core backs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuro HINO, Akira HASHIMOTO, Yutaka HIROTA, Masashi NAKAMURA, Takatoshi MASUDA
  • Patent number: 10732741
    Abstract: A conductive element includes wiring having a flat portion at a top portion and including metal particles. An average value of a ratio of a width of the flat portion to a width of the wiring is 20% or more. An average value of arithmetic average roughness of the top portion is 1 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Sato, Takeshi Takahashi, Kazuya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10731172
    Abstract: MPO1 and MPO2 can be regulated for either decreasing or increasing alkaloid levels in plants, in particular in Nicotiana plants. In particular, suppressing or overexpressing one or more of MPO1 and MPO2 may be used to decrease or increase nicotine and nicotinic alkaloid levels in tobacco plants. Suppression or overexpression of one or more of MPO1 and MPO2 may be used in combination with modification of expression of other genes encoding enzymes on the nicotinic alkaloid biosynthetic pathway such as A622, NBB1, PMT, and QPT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Hashimoto, Akira Kato
  • Publication number: 20200232891
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of preparing a biological tissue sample and a method of observing a biological tissue section sample that enable stereoscopic observation of a biological tissue easily and rapidly without destroying a biological tissue piece. The method of observing a biological tissue sample according to the invention is a method in which stereoscopic morphology of a biological tissue sample is observed, and the method includes: cutting out a sample having a thickness of 15 to 50 ?m from a sample block obtained by fixing, dehydrating, and paraffin-embedding a sample cut out from a biological tissue; transferring the sample to a surface-treated slide glass; stretching the sample on the slide glass; performing deparaffinization processing; then, staining the sample with a heavy metal-based staining agent; and observing the stained sample with a scanning electron microscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Akira SAWAGUCHI, Takahito HASHIMOTO, Eiko NAKAZAWA, Masahiko AJIMA, Takeshi KAMIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200221004
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a control device, a controlling method, and an imaging apparatus that make it possible to reduce a weight of a movable body while simplifying a structure and to improve control accuracy. A moving body that moves in two or more directions, and a controller that controls movement of the moving body are provided. The controller sets a control value directed to controlling of the movement of the moving body on the basis of an initial position of the moving body and an instructed position of the moving body. A parameter directed to setting of the control value is set on the basis of the initial position and the instructed position. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a shake correction device that corrects a hand shake of an imaging apparatus or a technique that achieves super-resolution by shifting a sensor to capturing a plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: KOHKI WATANABE, AKIRA AKIBA, HIDETOSHI KABASAWA, MITSUO HASHIMOTO, TOMOHIRO SHIRANE
  • Patent number: 10693337
    Abstract: An annular conductor retaining device has a retention guide portion formed by blades arranged in a cylindrical shape with gaps therebetween. An annular conductor is inserted into two of the gaps across a plurality of the blades. The next annular conductor is inserted into the gaps to partially overlap the previously arranged annular conductor. This step is repeated so that the annular conductors are arranged in a spiral shape in the retention guide portion. The retention guide portion and the inner circumferential part of the core are fitted to each other, and the gaps and the slots of the core are made to coincide with each other. A pusher is inserted into the inner circumferential part of the retention guide portion so that the annular conductors are caught on the pusher, to move them in the axial direction into the slots of the core, and thus become the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori Tsuiki, Akira Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10669150
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an electrostatic device capable of improving device characteristics. [Solving Means] An electrostatic device according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an electrically conductive base material, a first conductor layer, a second conductor layer, and a bonding layer. The first conductor layer includes a first electrode portion and a first base portion and is connected to a signal line. The first base portion supports the first electrode portion and is disposed on the base material. The second conductor layer includes a second electrode portion and a second base portion and is connected to a reference potential. The second electrode portion is opposed to the first electrode portion in a first axis direction and configured to be movable relative to the first electrode portion in the first axis direction. The second base portion supports the second electrode portion and is disposed on the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Akiba, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Shinya Morita, Munekatsu Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 10670996
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first forming unit that forms a superimposed toner image, in which yellow, magenta, and cyan toner images are superimposed on one another, on a first intermediate transfer unit; a second forming unit that is located downstream of the first forming unit in a recording-medium transport direction and that forms a black toner image on a second intermediate transfer unit; a first transfer part that transfers the superimposed toner image formed on the first intermediate transfer unit by the first forming unit to a recording medium; and a second transfer part that is located downstream of the first transfer part in the recording-medium transport direction and that transfers, in a superimposed manner, the black toner image formed on the second intermediate transfer unit by the second forming unit to the superimposed toner image on the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Hashimoto, Yukihiro Ichiki, Masaki Suto, Akira Shimodaira, Toshihiro Goda
  • Patent number: 10658888
    Abstract: A stator is assembled by stacking, in the axial direction, a plurality of magnetic steel sheets having tooth portions. The steel sheets include connected tooth steel sheets in which the inner-circumferential-side end portions of the tooth portions are connected via connection portions in an annular shape along the circumferential direction, and non-connected tooth steel sheets which are separated from each other with the tooth portions not connected to each other. The connected tooth steel sheets and the non-connected tooth steel sheets are joined to each other in the axial direction via swage portions provided in the tooth portions. The thickness of each connection portion is smaller than the thickness of the other part of each steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori Tsuiki, Koji Kawamura, Hiroyuki Akita, Akira Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10639610
    Abstract: The present invention provides a film deterioration preventing material for using together with a record storage film having a triacetyl cellulose film as the base film thereof, wherein the material includes an alkali metal carbonate or an alkali metal hydrogen carbonate as an acetic acid gas removing agent to remove the acetic acid gas in an atmosphere. The present invention also provides an acid gas removing agent to remove the acid gas in an atmosphere, wherein the acid gas in the atmosphere is removed by an alkali metal carbonate or an alkali metal hydrogen carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ASHIGARA MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: Kazunori Matsui, Terumitsu Ishii, Akira Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10637308
    Abstract: This invention, is concerning a rotary electrical machine, wherein, where Q is the number of a plurality of slots, P is the number of a plurality of magnets, gcd(Q, P) is the greatest common divisor of Q and P, m is the number of phases, and one position group is defined as a set of m positions spaced from each other along the circumferential direction of the armature core by a pitch of an angle of [360/{gcd(Q, p)×m}]°, an armature core is: formed by connection of a plurality of core pieces at connection positions that are set to positions included in one or more respective position groups from among gcd(Q, P) position groups formed at equal pitch along the circumferential direction of the armature core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Umeda, Yasuki Kimura, Akira Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200105973
    Abstract: In order to obtain a light emitting module with a less unevenness of luminance, provided is a method for manufacturing a light emitting module comprising: preparing a light emitter and a light-transmissive light guide plate, the light emitter comprising a light emitting element, the light guide plate having a first main surface serving as a light emitting surface from which light is emitted outside and a second main surface located opposite to the first main surface and having a concave portion, the concave portion comprising a side surface and a bottom surface that is smaller than an opening of the concave portion in a cross-sectional view; fixing the light emitter to the bottom surface of the concave portion via a bonding member; and forming a wiring at an electrode of the light emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke KASAI, Akira MIKI, Toru HASHIMOTO, Shinichi DAIKOKU