Patents by Inventor Hidekazu Minami

Hidekazu Minami 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: 20180023161
    Abstract: A steel sheet has a microstructure that contains ferrite in an area ratio of 20% or more, martensite in an area ratio of 5% or more, and tempered martensite in an area ratio of 5% or more. The ferrite has a mean grain size of 20.0 ?m or less. An inverse intensity ratio of ?-fiber to ?-fiber in the ferrite is 1.00 or more and an inverse intensity ratio of ?-fiber to ?-fiber in the martensite and the tempered martensite is 1.00 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu MINAMI, Shinjiro KANEKO, Takeshi YOKOTA, Kazuhiro SETO
  • Publication number: 20180016656
    Abstract: A steel sheet has a microstructure that contains ferrite in an area ratio of 20% or more, martensite in an area ratio of 5% or more, and tempered martensite in an area ratio of 5% or more. The ferrite has a mean grain size of 20.0 ?m or less. An inverse intensity ratio of ?-fiber to ?-fiber in the ferrite is 1.00 or more and an inverse intensity ratio of ?-fiber to ?-fiber in the martensite and the tempered martensite is 1.00 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu MINAMI, Shinjiro KANEKO, Takeshi YOKOTA, Kazuhiro SETO
  • Publication number: 20170343463
    Abstract: In a particulate detection system (10), a control board (911), a high voltage generation board (913) and an isolation transformer (720) are respectively disposed in a first space (921d) and a second space (921e) separated from each other by an inner case (923). When electromagnetic noise is generated in the high voltage generation board (913) and the isolation transformer (720); specifically, at the primary winding of the isolation transformer 720, at the time of switching the primary current supply, the electromagnetic noise is blocked by the inner case (923). This configuration reduces the influence of electromagnetic noise generated in the primary winding on the control board (911).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu MINAMI, Kaoru HISADA
  • Publication number: 20160186283
    Abstract: A high strength steel sheet having a high Young's modulus, the steel sheet having a chemical composition including, by mass %, C: 0.060% or more and 0.150% or less, Si: 0.50% or more and 2.20% or less, Mn: 1.00% or more and 3.00% or less, and one or both of Ti: 0.001% or more and 0.200% or less and Nb: 0.001% or more and 0.200% or less, in which the contents of C, N, S, Ti, and Nb satisfy the equation 500?C*?1300. The steel sheet has a microstructure including ferrite in an amount of 20% or more and martensite in an amount of 5% or more, in terms of area ratio, such that the average grain size of the ferrite is 20.0 ?m or less and the inverse intensity ratio of ?-fiber for ?-fiber is 1.00 or more in the ferrite and the martensite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu MINAMI, Takeshi YOKOTA, Kazuhiro SETO
  • Publication number: 20160186299
    Abstract: A high strength steel sheet having a high Young's modulus, the steel sheet having a chemical composition including, by mass %, C: 0.060% or more and 0.150% or less, Si: 0.50% or more and 2.20% or less, Mn: 1.00% or more and 3.00% or less, Nb: 0.001% or more and 0.200% or less, and V: 0.001% or more and 0.200% or less, in which the contents of C, Nb, and V satisfy the equation 500?C*?1300. The steel sheet has a microstructure including ferrite in an amount of 20% or more and martensite in an amount of 5% or more, in terms of area ratio, such that the average grain size of the ferrite is 20.0 ?m or less and the inverse intensity ratio of ?-fiber for ?-fiber is 1.00 or more in each of the ferrite and the martensite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu MINAMI, Takeshi YOKOTA, Kazuhiro SETO
  • Publication number: 20150277719
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed towards systems and methods for user interface generation. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention are configured to provide a system and method for providing one or more user interfaces capable of displaying path and points of interest information data in an easily understandable and consumable manner. In a preferred embodiment, the system is configured to receive location information and generate location specific information into an easily readable and accessible user interface for display on a display element, such as a screen of a smartphone or tablet PC. In this preferred embodiment, the user interface is configured to display path and points of interest on a linear format without inclusion of nonessential information or standard geographic divergences (e.g., curves, bends, elevation change).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventor: Hidekazu Minami
  • Patent number: 8516879
    Abstract: A gas sensor comprises a gas sensing element, a storage medium to store individual information prepared individually for the sensing element for use in control of the sensing element, and a circuit board supporting the storage medium mounted on the circuit board. A seal portion of a resin covers the circuit board liquid-tightly. An output base includes a mount surface facing to the circuit board. A terminal portion extending through the mount surface is connected with the circuit board and arranged to deliver the individual information through the circuit board. The output base further includes a support projection projecting from the mount surface and including a support surface supporting the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Minami, Shingo Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8511143
    Abstract: A circuit section of a NOx sensor has an output base including a pedestal portion which projects from a middle part of a support surface of a base portion. A circuit board on which a storage medium storing individual information of the NOx sensor is mounted is arranged on a mount surface of the pedestal portion. The circuit section has a seal portion which is arranged above the support surface of the base portion, and which covers the circuit board from upper and lateral sides, thereby watertightly sealing the circuit board. The seal portion has an enclose portion which, in a state where the enclose portion protrudes from a peripheral edge of the support surface to a second circumferential side surface of the base portion, encloses the base portion along the peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Yoshida, Hidekazu Minami
  • Publication number: 20120260720
    Abstract: A circuit section of a NOx sensor has an output base including a pedestal portion which projects from a middle part of a support surface of a base portion. A circuit board on which a storage medium storing individual information of the NOx sensor is mounted is arranged on a mount surface of the pedestal portion. The circuit section has a seal portion which is arranged above the support surface of the base portion, and which covers the circuit board from upper and lateral sides, thereby watertightly sealing the circuit board. The seal portion has an enclose portion which, in a state where the enclose portion protrudes from a peripheral edge of the support surface to a second circumferential side surface of the base portion, encloses the base portion along the peripheral edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO.
    Inventors: Shingo YOSHIDA, Hidekazu MINAMI
  • Patent number: 8100462
    Abstract: A vehicle floor underframe 5, which is arranged under a cab, includes: a front section 11, which is deployed on the front side of the cab and extends along the length of the vehicle; a rising section 12, which bends at the back end of the front section 11 and extends upward; a back section 13, which bends at the top end of the rising section 12 and extends towards the rear of the vehicle and is deployed under a passenger seat 7; and a buckling section 14, which is formed in the back section 13 and has stress concentration when a load from at least either the front end of the front section 11 or the back end of the back section 13 is applied in a compressing direction. The buckling section 14 is deployed under approximately the center of the passenger seat 7 along the length of the vehicle. The back section 13 bends and deforms upwards at the buckling section 14 when a load is applied from at least either the front end of the front section 11 or the back end of the back section 13 in a compressing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Hidekazu Minami, Masakatsu Takagi
  • Publication number: 20110061443
    Abstract: A gas sensor comprises a gas sensing element, a storage medium to store individual information prepared individually for the sensing element for use in control of the sensing element, and a circuit board supporting the storage medium mounted on the circuit board. A seal portion of a resin covers the circuit board liquid-tightly. An output base includes a mount surface facing to the circuit board. A terminal portion extending through the mount surface is connected with the circuit board and arranged to deliver the individual information through the circuit board. The output base further includes a support projection projecting from the mount surface and including a support surface supporting the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu MINAMI, Shingo YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20100320800
    Abstract: A vehicle floor underframe 5, which is arranged under a cab, includes: a front section 11, which is deployed on the front side of the cab and extends along the length of the vehicle; a rising section 12, which bends at the back end of the front section 11 and extends upward; a back section 13, which bends at the top end of the rising section 12 and extends towards the rear of the vehicle and is deployed under a passenger seat 7; and a buckling section 14, which is formed in the back section 13 and has stress concentration when a load from at least either the front end of the front section 11 or the back end of the back section 13 is applied in a compressing direction. The buckling section 14 is deployed under approximately the center of the passenger seat 7 along the length of the vehicle. The back section 13 bends and deforms upwards at the buckling section 14 when a load is applied from at least either the front end of the front section 11 or the back end of the back section 13 in a compressing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Hidekazu Minami, Masakatsu Takagi
  • Patent number: 6155633
    Abstract: A bumper-mounting bracket 3, comprising a cab mount bracket lower 1 and a cab mount bracket upper 2 which are fixedly connected together, and a bumper-mounting side bracket 4 are fixedly secured to each deflector panel 24 of a front end panel 21 of a frame-mounted-body vehicle. A bumper reinforcement 15 is fixedly secured to the front end panel 21 in such a manner that each upper bumper stay 16 and each lower bumper stay 17 are connected respectively to the bumper-mounting bracket 3 and a front end lower panel 23, and that mounting holes 18, formed in each of opposite end edge portions of the bumper reinforcement, are engaged with the bumper-mounting side bracket 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Hidekazu Minami, Akinao Shibata