Patents by Inventor Hidekazu Hayashi

Hidekazu Hayashi 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: 11371230
    Abstract: The present invention is a flush water tank apparatus (4) and includes: a storage tank (10) on which a drain port (10a) is formed, a discharge valve (12) opening/closing the drain port; a discharge valve hydraulic drive unit (14) driving the discharge valve using water supply pressure; a clutch mechanism (30) coupling the discharge valve and the discharge valve hydraulic drive unit to pull up the discharge valve; flush water amount selection device capable of selecting between a first and a second amount of flush water; a timing control mechanism controlling a timing of the drain port being blocked; and a control jet unit (20) jetting, when the second amount is selected, flush water to a water receiving surface provided on the timing control mechanism so that a timing of the drain port being blocked is earlier than a case of the first amount of flush water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hayashi, Hidekazu Kitaura, Akihiro Shimuta, Masahiro Kuroishi
  • Patent number: 11371229
    Abstract: There are provided a flush water tank apparatus capable of accurately setting the amount of flush water to be discharged while opening a discharge valve by a discharge valve hydraulic drive unit. A flush water tank apparatus includes a valve controller, where, in a case where a first amount of flush water is selected, the valve controller causes the timing control mechanism to be engaged with the discharge valve and causes the timing control mechanism to operate such that engagement is released after a lapse of a first period of time, and in a case where a second amount of flush water is selected, the valve controller causes the timing control mechanism to be engaged with the discharge valve and causes the timing control mechanism to operate such that engagement is released after lapse of a second period of time shorter than the first period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hayashi, Hidekazu Kitaura, Akihiro Shimuta, Masahiro Kuroishi
  • Patent number: 11365535
    Abstract: A flush water tank apparatus enabling accurately setting an amount of flush water to be discharged while opening a discharge valve via a discharge valve hydraulic drive unit and a flush toilet apparatus including the flush water tank are provided. A flush water tank apparatus includes a first float device; a second float device that prevents from descent of the discharge valve according to the water level so as to discharge a second amount of flush water; and an adjustment mechanism configured so that when the second amount of flush water is selected by the flush water amount selection portion the clutch mechanism is disconnected at a pull-up height of the discharge valve such that the discharge valve descended by the disconnection of the clutch mechanism is held by the second float device in a holding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kitaura, Nobuhiro Hayashi, Akihiro Shimuta, Masahiro Kuroishi
  • Patent number: 11364435
    Abstract: An operation device includes a housing, a tiltable cylindrical operation member having a step portion on an inner circumferential surface, a first holding member which is held by the housing and rotatable in a first direction in accordance with a tilting operation of the operation member, a first detecting portion for detecting a rotation of the first holding member, and a returning mechanism disposed inside the operation member to return the tilted operation member to an initial position, wherein the returning mechanism includes an actuator, a slide member having a first cam surface at one end, a cam member having a second cam surface at one end which faces the first cam surface, a first elastic member, and a second elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya Endo, Makoto Hayashi, Tatsuaki Kawase, Nobuyuki Ninomiya, Tomoyasu Nagano, Hidekazu Kato, Shuji Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 11335831
    Abstract: An optical device case (100A) of an embodiment includes: a light-transmitting window member (20A); and a housing (10) which has a space for accommodating a light-receiving element and/or a light-emitting element (OE), wherein the window member (20A) includes a light-transmitting member (22), a polymer film (50) provided on an outer surface of the light-transmitting member (22), the polymer film (50) having a moth-eye structure at its surface, a contact angle of the surface with respect to water being not less than 140°, and a resistance heater (24) provided on an inner surface of the light-transmitting member (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, GEOMATEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hayashi, Hiroyuki Sugawara
  • Patent number: 11332917
    Abstract: The flush water tank apparatus of the present invention includes: a clutch mechanism 30 coupling the discharge valve 12 and the discharge valve hydraulic drive unit 14 to pull up the discharge valve, and being disconnected at a predetermined timing to cause the discharge valve to descend; flush water amount selection device capable of selecting from a first and a second amounts of flush water; a float device 26 including a float and a holding mechanism switchable between a holding and a non-holding states in conjunction with movement of the float; and a timing control mechanism controlling a timing of a drain port 10a being blocked; and, when the second amount is selected, causes the second amount of flush water to be discharged by switching the holding mechanism to the non-holding state before a water level in a storage tank drops to a predetermined water level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kitaura, Nobuhiro Hayashi, Akihiro Shimuta, Masahiro Kuroishi
  • Publication number: 20220126542
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an optical film excellent in anti-fouling properties and scratch resistance as well as anti-reflection properties. The method includes the steps of: (1) applying a lower layer resin and an upper layer resin; (2) forming a resin layer having the uneven structure on a surface thereof by pressing a mold against the lower layer resin and the upper layer resin from the upper layer resin side in the state where the applied lower layer resin and upper layer resin are stacked; and (3) curing the resin layer, the lower layer resin containing at least one kind of first monomer that contains no fluorine atoms, the upper layer resin containing a fluorine-containing monomer and at least one kind of second monomer that contains no fluorine atoms, at least one of the first monomer and the second monomer containing a compatible monomer that is compatible with the fluorine-containing monomer and being dissolved in the lower layer resin and the upper layer resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidekazu HAYASHI, Tokio TAGUCHI, Atsushi NIINOH, Kenichiro NAKAMATSU, Yasuhiro SHIBAI
  • Patent number: 11316228
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery cell case, a plurality of battery cells accommodated in the battery cell case, a plurality of lead plates connected to the battery cells, arranged on a same side surface of the battery cell case, and arranged to be separated from each other, and one or more insulation sheets. A first insulation sheet included in the one or more insulation sheets is adhered to a surface of a first lead plate so as to cover the first lead plate at least partially and not to cover lead plates other than the first lead plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hayashi, Hideyuki Taga
  • Publication number: 20220084846
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a mounting unit arranged to mount an annular member, having an annular shape, to a work substrate including a first substrate and a second substrate bonded to each other so that the annular member surrounds the first substrate. The apparatus further includes a holding unit arranged to hold the work substrate having the annular member mounted thereto. The apparatus further includes a first fluid supply unit arranged to supply a first fluid to the second substrate of the work substrate held by the holding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidekazu HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11276586
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a mounting unit arranged to mount an annular member, having an annular shape, to a work substrate including a first substrate and a second substrate bonded to each other so that the annular member surrounds the first substrate. The apparatus further includes a holding unit arranged to hold the work substrate having the annular member mounted thereto. The apparatus further includes a first fluid supply unit arranged to supply a first fluid to the second substrate of the work substrate held by the holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidekazu Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20220059408
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a first semiconductor layer including impurity atoms with a first density, on a first substrate, forming a second semiconductor layer including impurity atoms with a second density higher than the first density, on the first semiconductor layer, and forming a porous layer resulting from porosification of at least a portion of the second semiconductor layer. The method further includes forming a first film including a device, on the porous layer, providing a second substrate provided with a second film including a device, and bonding the first and second substrates to sandwich the first and second films. The method further includes separating the first and second substrates from each other such that a first portion of the porous layer remains on the first substrate and a second portion of the porous layer remains on the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu HAYASHI, Mie MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20220028833
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device according to an embodiment comprises, bonding a first semiconductor substrate and a second semiconductor substrate to form a stack, filling a first fill material having a first viscosity in a gap located between an outer peripheral portion of the first semiconductor substrate and an outer peripheral portion of the second semiconductor substrate, filling a second fill material having a second viscosity higher than the first viscosity in the gap so as to be adjacent to the first fill material after filling the first fill material in the gap and thinning the second semiconductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Takuro OKUBO, Hidekazu HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11230074
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an optical film excellent in anti-fouling properties and scratch resistance as well as anti-reflection properties. The method includes the steps of: (1) applying a lower layer resin and an upper layer resin; (2) forming a resin layer having the uneven structure on a surface thereof by pressing a mold against the lower layer resin and the upper layer resin from the upper layer resin side in the state where the applied lower layer resin and upper layer resin are stacked; and (3) curing the resin layer, the lower layer resin containing at least one kind of first monomer that contains no fluorine atoms, the upper layer resin containing a fluorine-containing monomer and at least one kind of second monomer that contains no fluorine atoms, at least one of the first monomer and the second monomer containing a compatible monomer that is compatible with the fluorine-containing monomer and being dissolved in the lower layer resin and the upper layer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hayashi, Tokio Taguchi, Atsushi Niinoh, Kenichiro Nakamatsu
  • Publication number: 20210348999
    Abstract: For an easy calibration using calibration particles, provided is a measuring device to capture images of target objects. An image analyzer acquires multiple images obtained at a predetermined time interval, (a) specifies the mean-square displacement of a bright point of a calibration particle based on the displacement of the bright point of the calibration particle in the multiple images in a calibration mode, and (b) specifies the mean-square displacement of a bright point of the target particle based on the displacement of the bright point of the target particle in the multiple images in a measurement mode. A particle size analyzer (c) derives the particle size of the target particle from the mean-square displacement of the bright point of the target particle based on the mean-square displacement of the bright point of the calibration particle and the particle size of the calibration particle in an analysis mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Haruhisa KATO, Yusuke MATSUURA, Ayako NAKAMURA, Kaoru KONDO, Takuya TABUCHI, Hiroshi TOMITA, Hidekazu HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11142617
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an antifouling film capable of long-term continuous production of an antifouling film having excellent antifouling properties. The method for producing an antifouling film of the present invention includes Process (1) of applying a resin to a surface of a substrate; Process (2) of applying a second release agent to a surface of a die coated with a first release agent; Process (3) of pushing the substrate to the surface of the die coated with the second release agent with the resin in between to form an uneven structure on a surface of the resin; and Process (4) of curing the resin including the uneven structure on the surface thereof to form a polymer layer. The resin contains an antifouling agent that contains a predetermined compound. The first release agent contains a predetermined compound. The second release agent contains a predetermined compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hayashi, Tokio Taguchi, Kenichiro Nakamatsu, Yasuhiro Shibai, Ken Atsumo, Tsuneo Yamashita, Eiji Sakamoto, Saya Nii, Takayuki Araki
  • Patent number: 11142653
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an antifouling film having excellent antifouling properties and rubbing resistance. The method for producing an antifouling film of the present invention includes Process (1) of applying a resin to a surface of a substrate; Process (2) of pushing the substrate to a die with the resin in between to form an uneven structure on a surface of the resin; and Process (3) of curing the resin including the uneven structure on the surface thereof to form a polymer layer. The resin contains an antifouling agent that contains a compound containing a perfluoro(poly)ether group. The die includes a surface having undergone release treatment using a release agent containing a compound that contains a perfluoro(poly)ether group, a hydrolyzable group, and a Si atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hayashi, Tokio Taguchi, Kenichiro Nakamatsu, Yasuhiro Shibai, Ken Atsumo, Tsuneo Yamashita, Saya Nii, Eiji Sakamoto, Kakeru Hanabusa, Hisashi Mitsuhashi, Takayuki Araki
  • Publication number: 20210305897
    Abstract: A power supply controller used in a DC/DC converter includes a feedback control unit that generates a pulse-shaped PWM signal having a first level that is one of a high level and a low level and a second level that is the other of the high level and the low level, on the basis of a feedback voltage based on an output voltage of the DC/DC converter; a low voltage detection unit that detects a low voltage of the feedback voltage; and a selection unit that chooses, as a chosen clock signal, a first clock signal having a high duty when the low voltage is not detected by the low voltage detection unit, and chooses a second clock signal having a low duty when the low voltage is detected by the low voltage detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Hidekazu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11112344
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a particle measuring method is disclosed. The method includes irradiating a detection liquid with light. The detection liquid contains methyl salicylate. The method further includes converting scattered light from the detection liquid into an electric signal by using photoelectric conversion after irradiating the detection liquid with the light. The method further includes performing a particle measurement on the detection liquid by using the electric signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Kioxia Corporation, Rion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tomita, Hidekazu Hayashi, Eishi Shiobara, Kaoru Kondo, Takuya Tabuchi, Kazuna Bando, Sota Kondo
  • Patent number: 10996377
    Abstract: The method for producing an optical member of the present invention includes: a step (1) of applying a lower layer resin and an upper layer resin; a step (2) of pressing a die against the lower layer resin and the upper layer resin from the upper layer resin side, so as to form a resin layer including an uneven structure on a surface thereof; and a step (3) of curing the resin layer to form the polymer layer, wherein the lower layer resin contains an amide group, the lower layer resin has an amide group concentration of 1.5 mmol/g or more and less than 5 mmol/g, and the polymer layer has a minimum storage modulus E? of 1×108 Pa or higher and 1×109 Pa or lower at a bottom temperature of 110° C. or higher and 210° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shibai, Ken Atsumo, Hidekazu Hayashi
  • Patent number: D956138
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Komiya, Koji Hayashi