Patents by Inventor Haruhiko Yamamoto

Haruhiko 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).

  • Publication number: 20200257407
    Abstract: A method implemented in a system for deriving a position of a pen on a sensor panel by transmitting and receiving signals via capacitive coupling between a pen tip electrode of the pen and the sensor panel, includes: transmitting a first signal indicating a reference time of one frame period via the sensor panel, from a sensor controller that performs a pen detecting operation only at one or more specific time periods in the one frame period; and transmitting a burst signal that does not include a data signal indicating an operating state of the pen, from the pen that has detected the first signal, at each of the one or more specific time periods in the frame period indicated by the first signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Sadao Yamamoto, Haruhiko Hisano
  • Publication number: 20200102439
    Abstract: Provided is a bead expanded molded article comprising a plurality of resin expanded particles that are fusion-bonded with each other, in which the resin expanded particles mainly include a resin having a glass transition temperature of 180° C. or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: SEKISUI PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromaru YAMAMOTO, Hironori KOBAYASHI, Haruhiko MATSUURA
  • Publication number: 20190315410
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a front side member disposed on each of opposite lateral sides in a front portion of a vehicle, and a crash box disposed forward of the front side member. The crash box extends further outward in a vehicle width direction with respect to the front side member. The motor vehicle further includes a triangular gusset attached to the front side member and the crash box. The triangular gusset includes an oblique portion extending diagonally forward from where the triangular gusset is joined to the front side member. A reinforcing patch is further disposed close to the triangular gusset along the oblique portion of the triangular gusset. This vehicle structure enables transmission to the front side member of a load input to the gusset, which is greater than an assumed load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiharu SHINYA, Yoshinori DOMON, Haruhiko YAMAMOTO, Akira SABU
  • Patent number: 10421424
    Abstract: A vehicle front structure includes a crash box having a shape of a rectangular tube extending in the vehicle front-rear direction. The crash box extends farther outward in the vehicle width direction than a front side member, and is provided between the front side member and a bumper reinforcement. The crash box has an upper plate and a lower plate. Each of the upper plate and the lower plate has bead rows disposed in the vehicle width direction. Each of the bead rows is formed by beads extending in the vehicle width direction and arranged at predetermined intervals in the vehicle front-rear direction. The bead rows include a first bead row composed of first beads, and a second bead row composed of second beads longer than the first beads and disposed inward of the first bead row in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Sabu, Haruhiko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10338984
    Abstract: Detecting a defective cell in a memory in consideration of an error property difference depending on the storage state. A determination unit determines whether there is a possibility of defect for each of unit-of-storages on a memory cell formed with a non-volatile memory. The non-volatile memory undergoes either a reset operation that transitions a state from a low resistive state (LRS) to a high resistive state (HRS) or a set operation that transitions the state from the high resistive state to the low resistive state. The determination unit determines a unit-of-storage in which the number of errors in predetermined one of the reset operation and the set operation has exceeded a predetermined standard, as a unit-of-storage suspected of having a defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Fujinami, Kenichi Nakanishi, Tsunenori Shiimoto, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Tatsuo Shinbashi, Hideaki Okubo, Haruhiko Terada, Ken Ishii, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Matatoshi Honjo
  • Publication number: 20180334121
    Abstract: A vehicle front structure includes a crash box having a shape of a rectangular tube extending in the vehicle front-rear direction. The crash box extends farther outward in the vehicle width direction than a front side member, and is provided between the front side member and a bumper reinforcement. The crash box has an upper plate and a lower plate. Each of the upper plate and the lower plate has bead rows disposed in the vehicle width direction. Each of the bead rows is formed by beads extending in the vehicle width direction and arranged at predetermined intervals in the vehicle front-rear direction. The bead rows include a first bead row composed of first beads, and a second bead row composed of second beads longer than the first beads and disposed inward of the first bead row in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Sabu, Haruhiko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9310524
    Abstract: A film formation device (10) that increases the mechanical resistance of the liquid repellent film formed on the oxide film. The film formation device (10) includes an oxide film formation unit (14, 15, 16), which forms an oxidized film on a substrate by releasing grains towards the substrate that is rotated in a vacuum chamber (11), and forms an oxide film on the substrate by emitting oxygen plasma towards the oxidized film. A vapor deposition unit (17) vapor-deposits a silane coupling agent, which contains a hydrolytic polycondensation group and a liquid repellent group, on the oxide film. A polycondensation unit (20) polycondenses the silane coupling agent by supplying water towards the oxide film on the rotated substrate. The polycondensation unit supplies water to the oxide film before the vapor deposition unit vapor deposits the silane coupling agent on the oxide film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Ulvac, Inc.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Yamamoto, Kenjiro Kokubu
  • Publication number: 20140295104
    Abstract: A film formation device (10) that increases the mechanical resistance of the liquid repellent film formed on the oxide film. The film formation device (10) includes an oxide film formation unit (14, 15, 16), which forms an oxidized film on a substrate by releasing grains towards the substrate that is rotated in a vacuum chamber (11), and forms an oxide film on the substrate by emitting oxygen plasma towards the oxidized film. A vapor deposition unit (17) vapor-deposits a silane coupling agent, which contains a hydrolytic polycondensation group and a liquid repellent group, on the oxide film. A polycondensation unit (20) polycondenses the silane coupling agent by supplying water towards the oxide film on the rotated substrate. The polycondensation unit supplies water to the oxide film before the vapor deposition unit vapor deposits the silane coupling agent on the oxide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Haruhiko Yamamoto, Kenjiro KOKUBU
  • Patent number: 8697269
    Abstract: A sealed battery terminal 18 of a first aspect of the invention includes an electrically-conductive terminal cap 19, a rupture disk 25 made of flexible electrically conductive material electrically connected to the electrically-conductive terminal cap 19, and an electrically-conductive terminal plate 20 abutting the rupture disk 25. In the sealed battery terminal 18, an opening 23c is formed in the terminal plate 20, the rupture disk 25 is arranged to close the opening 23c, and an abutting part of an inner periphery of the opening of the terminal plate 20 and the rupture disk 25 is welded by a high energy beam at a plurality of places. Accordingly, a sealed battery terminal having a safety valve system in which the rupture disk placed in the cap and the terminal plate are electrically connected directly by welding with the high energy beam can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Syuichi Yamashita, Haruhiko Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130255073
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sealed cell includes the step of welding the joint between an outer can and a sealing body by applying high-energy radiation. Grooves are formed on the outer peripheral surface of the sealing body and/or a portion of the inner peripheral surface of the outer can, the portion facing the outer peripheral surface of the sealing body, the grooves being communicated with at least one of inside and outside the cell. A groove-forming region is formed of a plurality of the grooves having widths of 70 to 600 ?m and spacings of 70 to 600 ?m therebetween. The welding step applies the beam so that the deepest part of a melting section formed when the materials of the outer can and of the sealing body are melted by the beam can be located below the upper ends of the grooves forming the groove-forming region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Haruhiko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8399804
    Abstract: A laser welding device for manufacturing a prismatic battery 10 of the invention has a pair of jigs 12A, 12B for securing a prismatic battery outer can B1, a gas supply section for supplying inert gas to welding points of a sealing cover B2 fitted to the prismatic battery outer can B1, and a laser unit 11 for irradiating laser beam. Each of the jigs 12A, 12B is provided with a slit-shaped blower outlet and the blower outlet is positioned below the welding points. The inert gas is supplied to the blower outlet from the gas supply section and is blown from the blower outlet to the welding points from below. The laser welding device for manufacturing a prismatic battery 10 can obtain a laser welding device that welds the sealing cover B2 fitted to the prismatic battery outer can B1 fast, preventing weld droops and allowing uniform welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Haruhiko Yamamoto, Masato Nishikawa, Takahiro Nakamura, Hitoshi Kihara
  • Patent number: 8352208
    Abstract: Evaluation of tree production capacity by a non-destructive method using a tree crown structure measurement device or using an image capture device with a fisheye lens mounted, for isolated trees or for trees existing at intervals, is enabled without requiring a large amount of time. A semi-spheroid of revolution model is established as a representation of the outer shape of a tree, an optical tree structure measurement device is placed at a position apart from the main trunk by a prescribed distance, the intensity of light passing through tree leaves and the intensity of light not passing through tree leaves are measured, the optical path length of light incident on the tree is calculated using the semi-spheroid model and the total tree leaf area is determined from the measured light intensities and optical path length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Yamaguchi University
    Inventors: Haruhiko Yamamoto, Kiyoshi Iwaya, Yasushi Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20120248076
    Abstract: In a laser welding method including irradiating a welding portion between metallic members with a laser beam, the laser welding portion is covered with a cover made of a laser beam transmissive resin, and the metallic members are laser-welded together by irradiating the welding portion with the laser beam through the cover. The cover made of the laser beam transmissive resin may come in contact with the metallic members around the welding portion so that a gap is formed between the cover and the laser welding portion, thereby holding the gap in a hermetically closed state. It is therefore possible to provide a laser welding method between the metallic members for preventing metal particles that have spattered out of the welding portion from dispersing into surrounding areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: SANYO Electric, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Haruhiko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8207949
    Abstract: A highly durable touch panel is provided. A touch panel according to the present invention includes a deformable flexible panel, and a transparent electrode film containing In2O3 as a primary component and containing Ti is exposed to a surface of a lower electrode film of a display device. Since such a transparent electrode film has a high abrasion resistance as compared to a conventional one (such as, an ITO thin film), the transparent electrode film is neither clouded nor cracked even if the lower electrode film is repeatedly pressed. Therefore, the touch panel according to the present invention is highly durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Ulvac, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Takahashi, Satoru Takasawa, Isao Sugiura, Atsushi Ota, Satoru Ishibashi, Haruhiko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8154531
    Abstract: A touch panel having high durability is provided. Either one or both of a display device and a flexible panel have island-shaped protective bodies formed on surfaces of electrode layers (upper electrode layer, lower electrode layer), and a transparent conductive film is exposed between the protective bodies. Since the protective bodies protrude highly from the surface of the transparent conductive film, when the flexible panel is pressed and the upper electrode and the lower electrode layer are brought into contact, a load to be applied to the transparent conductive film is reduced by the protective bodies, so that the transparent conductive film is not broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: ULVAC, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Takahashi, Satoru Ishibashi, Noriaki Tani, Sadayuki Ukishima, Satoru Takasawa, Kyuzo Nakamura, Haruhiko Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120079713
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for manufacturing a prismatic sealed cell having a good reliability of sealing. This object is realized with the following configuration. The method of manufacturing a sealed cell comprises the following steps: fitting a substantially planar rectangular sealing plate to the opening of a prismatic outer casing; and irradiating a high energy beam so that the spot center of the beam is shifted (offset) from the fitted portion to the sealing plate side in order to seal the sealing plate and the outer casing. In this method, the maximum distance from the outer periphery the sealing plate to the spot center at the four corners of the sealing plate is longer than the distance from the outer periphery of the sealing plate to the spot center at a linear portion of the sealing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Haruhiko Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20110298738
    Abstract: A touch panel having high durability is provided. Either one or both of a display device and a flexible panel have island-shaped protective bodies formed on surfaces of electrode layers (upper electrode layer, lower electrode layer), and a transparent conductive film is exposed between the protective bodies. Since the protective bodies protrude highly from the surface of the transparent conductive film, when the flexible panel is pressed and the upper electrode and the lower electrode layer are brought into contact, a load to be applied to the transparent conductive film is reduced by the protective bodies, so that the transparent conductive film is not broken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: ULVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Takahashi, Satoru Ishibashi, Noriaki Tani, Sadayuki Ukishima, Satoru Takasawa, Kyuzo Nakamura, Haruhiko Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20110240613
    Abstract: In a method for producing a sealed battery including irradiating a fitting portion between an outer can made of an aluminum-based metal and a sealing plate made of an aluminum-based metal and placed on a mouth portion of the outer can with a laser beam from continuous wave (CW) laser welding equipment for welding and sealing, the laser beam is output for scanning while pulse-modulating the output power of the laser beam in a welding start region, and then the laser beam is output for scanning at a constant output power. The present invention provides a method for producing a sealed battery by which welding start and stop regions are stably welded when an outer can and a sealing plate both of which are made of an aluminum-based metal are welded and sealed by a CW laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Haruhiko YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: D869515
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Haruhiko Yamamoto, Yoko Misaki
  • Patent number: D870160
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Haruhiko Yamamoto, Yoko Misaki