Patents by Inventor Atsushi Hirata

Atsushi Hirata 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: 20210215052
    Abstract: A turbine impeller includes: a base material which contains aluminum as a main element; and an anti-erosion coating which covers a surface of the base material. Accordingly, since liquid droplets hit the anti-erosion coating before the base material even when the liquid droplets flow into the rotating turbine impeller, the damage to the base material due to erosion is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu MATSUYAMA, Yukio TAKAHASHI, Atsushi HIRATA, Kazuo MIYOSHI, Kenichi TAKAHASHI, Daisuke WADA, Yasuhiro RAI
  • Publication number: 20200086910
    Abstract: A steering device includes: an offset correction value storing section to store an offset correction value including a first offset correction value and a second offset correction value, the first offset value being a current value for correcting the first sensed current signal so that a value of a vibration of the electric motor is equal to or smaller than a first predetermined value when the motor rotation speed signal is a first rotation speed, and the second offset value being a current value for correcting the first sensed current signal so that the value of the vibration of the electric motor is equal to or smaller than a second predetermined value when the motor rotation speed signal is a second rotation speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi HIRATA, Kazuya YAMANO, Tatsuro SUZUKI, Masaki KASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10282380
    Abstract: In a data retrieval/distribution apparatus which retrieves designated information from the collected data in accordance with a retrieval/distribution request sent from a data retrieval/distribution client, and sends a retrieval result to the data retrieval/distribution client, the data retrieval/distribution client sends, to the data retrieval/distribution server, the retrieval/distribution request including a first retrieval condition using a virtual data conversion definition, which is a virtualization of data conversion definitions as a definition for converting the collected data into a distribution format, a processing unit of the data retrieval/distribution apparatus generates a second retrieval condition using each of the data conversion definitions from the first retrieval condition, executes retrieval processing according to the generated second retrieval condition, and sends a retrieval result of the retrieval processing to the data retrieval/distribution client as a retrieval result according to th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Matsuya, Naoki Ikawa, Atsushi Hirata
  • Patent number: 9636716
    Abstract: This vacuum cleaning device is provided with: a vapor chamber in which vapor of a hydrocarbon-based cleaning agent is generated; a condensation chamber; a first heat exchanger in which heat exchange between the vapor and a heating medium is carried out; a cleaning chamber in which a workpiece can be cleaned under vacuum by the condensed cleaning agent that has been generated in the condensation chamber; a compressor that adiabatically compresses and further heats the heating medium that was heated by the first heat exchanger; a second heat exchanger that carries out heat exchange between the heating medium heated by the compressor and the hydrocarbon-based cleaning agent in the vapor chamber; and a vacuum unit that further cools the heating medium that has been cooled by the second heat exchanger by forcing vacuum expansion of the heating medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: IHI CORPORATION, IHI MACHINERY AND FURNACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hirata, Yasuhiro Shigegaki, Tetsuya Hirata, Kazuo Miyoshi, Yoshiyasu Matsuda, Noboru Hiramoto
  • Publication number: 20170091328
    Abstract: In a data retrieval/distribution apparatus which retrieves designated information from the collected data in accordance with a retrieval/distribution request sent from a data retrieval/distribution client, and sends a retrieval result to the data retrieval/distribution client, the data retrieval/distribution client sends, to the data retrieval/distribution server, the retrieval/distribution request including a first retrieval condition using a virtual data conversion definition, which is a virtualization of data conversion definitions as a definition for converting the collected data into a distribution format, a processing unit of the data retrieval/distribution apparatus generates a second retrieval condition using each of the data conversion definitions from the first retrieval condition, executes retrieval processing according to the generated second retrieval condition, and sends a retrieval result of the retrieval processing to the data retrieval/distribution client as a retrieval result according to th
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuhiro MATSUYA, Naoki IKAWA, Atsushi HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20160006839
    Abstract: Proposed are a data collection and distribution method, a data collection and distribution apparatus and a program which enable the convenience of a data provider to be improved. A data collection and distribution apparatus, which acquires and stores collected data collected by a data collection client and distributes the collected data to a data destination client, determines whether or not an attribute of the collected data collected from the data collection client is at variance with an attribute according to a prior arrangement, determines a collected data processing method based on a determination result, and selectively distributes the collected data of the attribute according to the prior arrangement to the data destination client based on a determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Junya SAWAZAKI, Atsushi HIRATA, Yoshitaka SATOU
  • Publication number: 20140352100
    Abstract: This vacuum cleaning device is provided with: a vapor chamber in which vapor of a hydrocarbon-based cleaning agent is generated; a condensation chamber; a first heat exchanger in which heat exchange between the vapor and a heating medium is carried out; a cleaning chamber in which a workpiece can be cleaned under vacuum by the condensed cleaning agent that has been generated in the condensation chamber; a compressor that adiabatically compresses and further heats the heating medium that was heated by the first heat exchanger; a second heat exchanger that carries out heat exchange between the heating medium heated by the compressor and the hydrocarbon-based cleaning agent in the vapor chamber; and a vacuum unit that further cools the heating medium that has been cooled by the second heat exchanger by forcing vacuum expansion of the heating medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Atsushi HIRATA, Yasuhiro SHIGEGAKI, Tetsuya HIRATA, Kazuo MIYOSHI, Yoshiyasu MATSUDA, Noboru HIRAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140020393
    Abstract: A combustor for gas turbine engine, wherein: a plurality of impingement-cooling holes are opened passing through an external wall of a liner for cooling air to blow out towards the outer surface of an internal wall of the liner; a plurality of pin-fins are formed on the outer surface of the internal wall of the liner; a plurality of effusion cooling holes are opened passing through the internal wall of the liner for cooling air to blow out along the inner surface of the internal wall of the liner. The top surface of each pin-fin is not in contact with the inner surface of the external wall of the liner and the ratio of the height of the pin-fin to the equivalent diameter of the impingement-cooling hole is set to be 1.0-3.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Chiyuki NAKAMATA, Yoji Okita, Jun Hosoi, Nagayoshi Hiromitsu, Atsushi Hirata, Takeomi Ideta
  • Patent number: 8572965
    Abstract: A chimney has a lower portion substantially in the shape of a pyramid and an upper portion forming a cylindrical portion that extends with a predetermined dimension upwardly and is provided in a ceiling portion of a building of a coil yard that is used for temporary storage of the hot-rolled coil which is an intermediate iron and steel product acting as a high-temperature heat radiator that is manufactured using the hot-rolling equipment of an iron and steel mill. A power generating turbine is provided at a predetermined position in the cylindrical portion. An intake duct is provided on a lower end portion of the side walls of the building. Hot-rolled coils that are in a high-temperature condition after manufacture are successively imported into the coil yard and accumulated and stored until transfer to a subsequent processing step. An ascending airflow is generated by sequential heating of air introduced into the building from the intake duct using heat retained in the hot-rolled coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Otsuka, Hisakazu Onizuka, Shinsuke Matsuno, Takahisa Nagao, Yoshiyuki Yamane, Atsushi Hirata, Kazuo Miyoshi, Masahiro Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8397792
    Abstract: In a mold for continuously casting a round billet with a curved type continuous casting apparatus, assuming that D0 (m) is an inner diameter at a lower mold edge and R0 (m) is a curvature radius of an outer curvature side at the lower mold edge, when a rate of change Tp (%/m) in mold inner diameter per unit length along a casting direction is expressed by Formula 1, and when a rate of change Rp (%/m) in curvature radius of an outer curvature side per unit length along the casting direction is expressed by Formula 2, the rate of change Tp in mold inner diameter and the rate of change Rp in curvature radius satisfy a relationship expressed by Formula 3; Tp=(1/D0)×(dD/dx)×100(%/m)??Formula 1 Rp=(1/R0)×(dR/dx)×100(%/m)??Formula 2 where D in Formula 1 is a mold inner diameter at a distance x away from an upper mold edge and R in Formula 2 is a curvature radius of the outer curvature side at the distance x, Rp=(Tp/2)×(D0/R0)??Formula 3 Uniform and good contact is obtained between the billet and a mold inner pe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kawamoto, Yuichi Tsukaguchi, Masahito Hanao, Atsushi Hirata, Hiroshi Hayashi, Manabu Adachi
  • Patent number: 8397794
    Abstract: Described herein is a twin roll caster including a pair of casting rolls arranged parallel to one another with a gap between the casting rolls and side dams parallel to one another forming a pool between the casting rolls and side dams. A side dam support is provided that applies a compression force on at least one of the side dams at a compression angle relative to the axis of the casting rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Castrip, LLC
    Inventors: Katsumi Nakayama, Atsushi Hirata, Kiroyuki Otsuka, Hisahiko Fukase
  • Patent number: 8382629
    Abstract: A reduction gear transmission capable of realizing a large reduction ratio while preventing both an increase in its diameter and a decrease in the diameter of its through hole, including: a motor gear; an intermediate shaft; a first and second gear; an input shaft; and an external and internal gear. The first and second gears are fixed to the intermediate shaft. The first gear meshes with the motor gear. The input shaft causes an eccentric rotation member to rotate eccentrically with the rotation of the input gear, which meshes with the second gear. The external gear engages the eccentric rotation member, revolving orbitally around an axis line of the input shaft. The internal gear meshes with the external gear, each having a different number of teeth. The motor gear and first gear mesh at a position offset from a straight line formed by connecting an axis line of the intermediate shaft and of the input shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nabtesco Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Hirata
  • Publication number: 20120273156
    Abstract: Described herein is a twin roll caster including a pair of casting rolls arranged parallel to one another with a gap between the casting rolls and side dams parallel to one another forming a pool between the casting rolls and side dams. A side dam support is provided that applies a compression force on at least one of the side dams at a compression angle relative to the axis of the casting rolls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: CASTRIP, LLC
    Inventors: Katsumi Nakayama, Atsushi Hirata, Hiroyuki Otsuka, Hisahiko Fukase
  • Patent number: 8225843
    Abstract: In a mold for casting a billet with a curved type continuous casting apparatus, D0 (m) is an inner diameter at a lower mold edge and R0 (m) is a curvature radius of an outer curvature side at the lower mold edge. When a rate of change Tp (%/m) in mold inner diameter per unit length along a casting direction is Tp=(1/D0)×(dD/dx)×100 (%/m), and when a rate of change Rp (%/m) in curvature radius of an outer curvature side per unit length along the casting direction is Rp=(1/R0)×(dR/dx)×100 (%/m), the rate of change Tp in mold inner diameter and the rate of change Rp in curvature radius satisfy a relationship expressed Rp=(Tp/2)×(D0/R0), where D is a mold inner diameter at a distance x away from an upper mold edge and R in Formula 2 is a curvature radius of the outer curvature side at the distance x.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kawamoto, Yuichi Tsukaguchi, Masahito Hanao, Atsushi Hirata, Hiroshi Hayashi, Manabu Adachi
  • Patent number: 8219548
    Abstract: The execution of a process is analyzed by a data processing method using a data analysis device for processing a job by combining the processes of transforming input data and generating output data. The execution history of the process is recorded, and each time the process is executed, it is determined whether the process execution has a high anomaly probability based on a predetermined determination indicator. Upon determining that the process execution has a high anomaly probability, the process log information of the process including the determination indicator is recorded, and based on the process log information and the process execution history, the process with the high anomaly probability is further analyzed. By determining whether the process is anomalous or not, the process history analysis information including the analysis result and the execution history of the process to be analyzed is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihito Mizoe, Hitoshi Mizutani, Atsushi Hirata
  • Patent number: 7913745
    Abstract: A method for continuously casting a billet with a small cross section in which a curved type or vertical type continuous casting machine is used while oscillating the mold upward and downward is characterized in that the casting machine is provided with a mechanism for withdrawing speed oscillation. The mechanism has structural play in the directions of driving and reverse driving in such a manner that the amount of a play-incurred displacement from the neutral position of the structural play in the direction of billet driving or reverse driving is ±2 to ±30 mm in the direction of driving on the pinch roll circumferential length equivalent basis. The mechanism produces a returning force toward the neutral position and operational parameters such as the billet length, the specific amount of secondary cooling water, the casting speed as well as the oscillation amplitude and frequency are optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Tsukaguchi, Masayuki Kawamoto, Masahito Hanao, Atsushi Hirata, Hiroshi Hayashi, Manabu Adachi
  • Patent number: 7909086
    Abstract: Continuously casting a billet with a small cross section by pouring molten steel into a mold using a cylindrical immersion nozzle is characterized by measuring the molten steel level in the mold using an eddy current sensor. The level is controlled based on the thus-measured value, motion of steel in the mold is adjusted by electromagnetic stirring, a cooling zone during the final period of solidification is disposed within a certain region ranging from the meniscus to the specific site, and casting speed is adjusted so that the region in which the solid phase ratio at the billet center is 0.3-0.99 may be included in the cooling zone during the final period of solidification. The secondary cooling water amount and the billet surface temperature at the entrance to the cooling zone the density of cooling water in the cooling zone during the final period of solidification are optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Tsukaguchi, Masayuki Kawamoto, Masahito Hanao, Atsushi Hirata, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20100314879
    Abstract: A chimney has a lower portion substantially in the shape of a pyramid and an upper portion forming a cylindrical portion that extends with a predetermined dimension upwardly and is provided in a ceiling portion of a building of a coil yard that is used for temporary storage of the hot-rolled coil which is an intermediate iron and steel product acting as a high-temperature heat radiator that is manufactured using the hot-rolling equipment of an iron and steel mill. A power generating turbine is provided at a predetermined position in the cylindrical portion. An intake duct is provided on a lower end portion of the side walls of the building. Hot-rolled coils that are in a high-temperature condition after manufacture are successively imported into the coil yard and accumulated and stored until transfer to a subsequent processing step. An ascending airflow is generated by sequential heating of air introduced into the building from the intake duct using heat retained in the hot-rolled coils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Otsuka, Hisakazu Onizuka, Shinsuke Matsuno, Takahisa Nagao, Yoshiyuki Yamane, Atsushi Hirata, Kazuo Miyoshi, Masahiro Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20100032127
    Abstract: In a mold for casting a billet with a curved type continuous casting apparatus, D0 (m) is an inner diameter at a lower mold edge and R0 (m) is a curvature radius of an outer curvature side at the lower mold edge. When a rate of change Tp (%/m) in mold inner diameter per unit length along a casting direction is Tp=(1/D0)×(dD/dx)×100 (%/m), and when a rate of change Rp (%/m) in curvature radius of an outer curvature side per unit length along the casting direction is Rp=(1/R0)×(dR/dx)×100 (%/m), the rate of change Tp in mold inner diameter and the rate of change Rp in curvature radius satisfy a relationship expressed Rp=(Tp/2)×(D0/R0), where D is a mold inner diameter at a distance x away from an upper mold edge and R in Formula 2 is a curvature radius of the outer curvature side at the distance x.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: Masayuki Kawamoto, Yuichi Tsukaguchi, Masahito Hanao, Atsushi Hirata, Hiroshi Hayashi, Manabu Adachi
  • Publication number: 20100032129
    Abstract: A method for continuously casting a billet with a small cross section in which a curved type or vertical type continuous casting machine is used while oscillating the mold upward and downward is characterized in that the casting machine is provided with a mechanism for withdrawing speed oscillation. The mechanism has structural play in the directions of driving and reverse driving in such a manner that the amount of a play-incurred displacement from the neutral position of the structural play in the direction of billet driving or reverse driving is ±2 to ±30 mm in the direction of driving on the pinch roll circumferential length equivalent basis. The mechanism produces a returning force toward the neutral position and operational parameters such as the billet length, the specific amount of secondary cooling water, the casting speed as well as the oscillation amplitude and frequency are optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: Yuichi Tsukaguchi, Masayuki Kawamoto, Masahito Hanao, Atsushi Hirata, Hiroshi Hayashi, Manabu Adachi