Patents by Inventor Hideki Shinohara

Hideki Shinohara 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: 10794050
    Abstract: A discharge valve operating device includes an electric operation unit including a rotating shaft, a first coupling member and a second coupling member having respective one ends coupled to a discharge valve, a first rotary winding member, and a second rotary winding member. The first rotary winding member and the second rotary winding member include a first holed portion and a second holed portion, respectively, which are provided near portions at respective rotation centers. Each holed portion is engageable and disengageable with the rotating shaft in a rotation direction in accordance with the rotation direction of the rotating shaft in each operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Koki Shinohara, Hideki Tanimoto, Makoto Abe
  • Publication number: 20200209068
    Abstract: A Ti—Ni-based alloy, which has a torsion angle for Interface I that is a junction plane between habit plane variants of a martensitic phase, of less than 1.00°; a wire, an electrically conductive actuator, and a temperature sensor, each of which uses that alloy; and a method of producing the Ti—Ni-based alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicants: FURUKAWA TECHNO MATERIAL CO., LTD., TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sumio Kise, Fumiyoshi Yamashita, Misato Fujii, Tomonari Inamura, Hideki Hosoda, Yuri Shinohara, Masaki Tahara, Ryota Morishige, Keisuke Saito
  • Patent number: 10649000
    Abstract: A connection assembly includes a sensor substrate, a layer substrate coupled to the sensor substrate so as to face an upper surface of the sensor substrate, and a wire connected between the sensor substrate and the layer substrate. The sensor substrate includes first and second projections provide on the upper surface of the sensor substrate and extending in an extension direction along the upper surface of the sensor substrate. The wire has a first end sandwiched between the layer substrate and the first projection, and a second end sandwiched between the layer substrate and the second projection. The connection assembly provides reliable connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shinohara, Hitoshi Yoshida, Kazuo Goda, Rie Okamoto, Hiroshi Nakatsuka, Masako Yamaguchi, Hideki Ueda, Takanori Aoyagi, Yuki Maegawa, Takuya Kajiwara, Keisuke Kuroda, Takeshi Mori
  • Patent number: 10541622
    Abstract: An electric motor drive device includes a smoothing capacitor and an inverter, and further includes an overvoltage protection unit for overvoltage protection for the smoothing capacitor, and a phase short-circuit control unit. The overvoltage protection unit includes: a discharge circuit having a discharge resistor and an IGBT connected in series; and a first determination circuit which determines, with determination delay, that smoothing capacitor voltage exceeds first set voltage, and turns on the IGBT. The phase short-circuit control unit is provided in a control device for drive-controlling the inverter and includes a second determination circuit which determines, with a determination period longer than the determination delay of the first determination circuit, that smoothing capacitor voltage exceeds second set voltage lower than the first set voltage, to perform phase short-circuit control for the inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Onda, Yoshihiro Takeshima, Hiroyasu Iwabuki, Masahiro Iezawa, Ryo Shinohara, Hideki Sugita
  • Patent number: 10501826
    Abstract: The present invention provides a superelastic alloy containing Au in an amount of 8.0% by mass or more and 20.0% by mass or less and at least one of Cr and Mo as essential additive elements, Ta as an optional additive element, and Ti and inevitable impurities as a balance, wherein the Cr equivalent calculated on the basis of the following formula for the relationship of the Cr content, the Mo content and the Ta content is within the range of more than 0.5 and less than 8.0. The alloy is a Ni-free superelastic alloy, and has favorable X-ray-imaging property. Accordingly, the alloy can be suitably used in medical fields. Cr equivalent=[Cr content (% by mass)]+([Mo content (% by mass)]/1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K. K., TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideki Hosoda, Tomonari Inamura, Masaki Tahara, Yuri Shinohara, Kota Fuchiwaki, Kenji Goto
  • Patent number: 10490964
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a crimping terminal includes a punching process of punching out a crimping terminal from a flat-plate-shaped metal base material, an attaching process of attaching a sheet-like water stop member to a wire connection portion being a portion in the crimping terminal that is to be crimped onto a wire, and a bending process of bending the wire connection portion to which the water stop member is attached. The wire connection portion may integrally cover a core wire and a covering of the wire by being crimped onto the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Ikebe, Masashi Iwata, Junya Shinohara, Hirohito Nakata, Hideki Saito, Syunsuke Yaoita
  • Patent number: 10474031
    Abstract: A photosensitive resin composition contains (a) a polyimide which has, at a terminal of the main chain, at least one group selected from the group consisting of a carboxyl group, a phenolic hydroxyl group, a sulfonic acid group and a thiol group, (b) a monomer, (c) a thermally crosslinkable compound, (d) a photopolymerization initiator and (e) a polymerization inhibitor, wherein the polymerization inhibitor (e) is a compound obtained by adding at least one hydroxyl group, alkoxy group, aryloxy group or aralkyloxy group to a naphthalene skeleton or an anthracene skeleton of a compound having a naphthalene skeleton or an anthracene skeleton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuki Katsurada, Koichi Aoki, Hideki Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20190249404
    Abstract: A discharge valve operating device includes an electric operation unit including a rotating shaft, a first coupling member and a second coupling member having respective one ends coupled to a discharge valve, a first rotary winding member, and a second rotary winding member. The first rotary winding member and the second rotary winding member include a first holed portion and a second holed portion, respectively, which are provided near portions at respective rotation centers. Each holed portion is engageable and disengageable with the rotating shaft in a rotation direction in accordance with the rotation direction of the rotating shaft in each operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Koki SHINOHARA, Hideki TANIMOTO, Makoto ABE
  • Patent number: 10374327
    Abstract: An electric wire with a terminal includes an electric wire, and a crimping terminal including an electric wire connection portion crimped by being wound around a core and a cover of the electric wire, a diameter expansion portion which contains a water stop member covering a tip end portion of the core and sealing a gap between the core and the electric wire connection portion is provided in an end portion of the electric wire connection portion on a tip end side of the core, and a sectional area of the diameter expansion portion is greater than a sectional area at a portion on the base end side of the core with respect to the diameter expansion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Saito, Hidehiko Iwasawa, Masayoshi Takayanagi, Kei Sato, Junya Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20190220505
    Abstract: A communication device according to an embodiment includes an interpreter, a storage, and a generator. The interpreter is configured to interpret a content of a message addressed to a target user. The storage stores information on a personal feature of the target user. The generator is configured to generate a response message simulating a response by the target user on the basis of the content of the message addressed to the target user, which is interpreted by the interpreter, and the information on the personal feature of the target user stored in the storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke SHINOHARA, Kazuhiko Abe, Hideki Ibi, Megumi Kobayashi, Satoko Kikuchi, Tomoko Takeyama, Masaya Hirabara, Tomoya Minatani, Michinari Kino, Yuki Kawakami, Yuji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190217424
    Abstract: An electric resistance welded steel pipe for a torsion beam, in which a base metal portion includes, in terms of % by mass, 0.04 to 0.12% of C, 0.03 to 1.20% of Si, 0.30 to 2.50% of Mn, 0.08 to 0.24% of Ti, 0.005 to 0.500% of Al, 0.01 to 0.06% of Nb, and 0.0005 to 0.0100% of N, a balance including Fe and impurities, wherein Vc90, defined by the following Formulae (i) and (ii), is 200 or more, a mass ratio of Ti content to C content is from 0.85 to 5.00, an areal ratio of ferrite is 80% or more, an average crystal grain size of ferrite crystal grains is 10 ?m or less, and an average aspect ratio of ferrite crystal grains is 2.0 or less, in a metallographic microstructure of a central portion in a wall thickness direction of the base metal portion; log Vc90=2.94?0.75(?a?1)??Formula (i); ?a=2.7C+0.4Si+Mn+0.45Ni+0.8Cr+Mo??Formula (ii).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki FUKUSHI, Yasuhiro SHINOHARA, Hideki HAMATANI
  • Publication number: 20190149063
    Abstract: An electric motor drive device includes a smoothing capacitor and an inverter, and further includes an overvoltage protection unit for overvoltage protection for the smoothing capacitor, and a phase short-circuit control unit. The overvoltage protection unit includes: a discharge circuit having a discharge resistor and an IGBT connected in series; and a first determination circuit which determines, with determination delay, that smoothing capacitor voltage exceeds first set voltage, and turns on the IGBT. The phase short-circuit control unit is provided in a control device for drive-controlling the inverter and includes a second determination circuit which determines, with a determination period longer than the determination delay of the first determination circuit, that smoothing capacitor voltage exceeds second set voltage lower than the first set voltage, to perform phase short-circuit control for the inverter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei ONDA, Yoshihiro TAKESHIMA, Hiroyasu IWABUKI, Masahiro IEZAWA, Ryo SHINOHARA, Hideki SUGITA
  • Patent number: 10191235
    Abstract: There are provided a lens member, a method of manufacturing the lens member, a communication module, a lens array, and a light-source module, the lens member including a ready-made glass lens added with a mounting portion having a reference face as a plane for reference when the glass lens is mounted on a substrate. A lens member includes a glass ball lens to which sphericity processing has been previously performed, and a resin mounting portion disposed on the glass ball lens. The mounting portion is molded by flowing the resin in a flowable state into a die including the glass ball lens disposed therein. The mounting portion includes a reference face that abuts on a mounting face in a case where the glass ball lens is surface-mounted, provided thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Shinohara, Koichi Ozaki, Mitsunobu Suzuishi
  • Publication number: 20180067272
    Abstract: There are provided a lens member, a method of manufacturing the lens member, a communication module, a lens array, and a light-source module, the lens member including a ready-made glass lens added with a mounting portion having a reference face as a plane for reference when the glass lens is mounted on a substrate. A lens member includes a glass ball lens to which sphericity processing has been previously performed, and a resin mounting portion disposed on the glass ball lens. The mounting portion is molded by flowing the resin in a flowable state into a die including the glass ball lens disposed therein. The mounting portion includes a reference face that abuts on a mounting face in a case where the glass ball lens is surface-mounted, provided thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki SHINOHARA, Koichi OZAKI, Mitsunobu SUZUISHI
  • Publication number: 20180052391
    Abstract: A photosensitive resin composition contains (a) a polyimide which has, at a terminal of the main chain, at least one group selected from the group consisting of a carboxyl group, a phenolic hydroxyl group, a sulfonic acid group and a thiol group, (b) a monomer, (c) a thermally crosslinkable compound, (d) a photopolymerization initiator and (e) a polymerization inhibitor, wherein the polymerization inhibitor (e) is a compound obtained by adding at least one hydroxyl group, alkoxy group, aryloxy group or aralkyloxy group to a naphthalene skeleton or an anthracene skeleton of a compound having a naphthalene skeleton or an anthracene skeleton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Yuki Katsurada, Koichi Aoki, Hideki Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9810865
    Abstract: There are provided a lens member, a method of manufacturing the lens member, a communication module, a lens array, and a light-source module, the lens member including a ready-made glass lens added with a mounting portion having a reference face as a plane for reference when the glass lens is mounted on a substrate. A lens member includes a glass ball lens to which sphericity processing has been previously performed, and a resin mounting portion 13 disposed on the glass ball lens. The mounting portion is molded by flowing the resin in a flowable state into a die including the glass ball lens disposed therein. The mounting portion includes a reference face that abuts on a mounting face in a case where the glass ball lens is surface-mounted, provided thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Shinohara, Koichi Ozaki, Mitsunobu Suzuishi
  • Publication number: 20170294684
    Abstract: A problem of the present invention is to provide a rectangular secondary battery in which heat generation of a current collecting plate is suppressed. A rectangular secondary battery of the present invention which solves the above-described problem includes: a flat wound group which is obtained by winding a positive electrode and has a positive electrode metal foil-exposed portion; a battery can which stores the wound group; a battery lid which seals the battery can; a positive electrode external terminal which is provided on the battery lid; and a positive electrode current collecting plate which electrically connects the external terminal and the wound group. The positive electrode current collecting plate includes a fixed portion fixed on the battery lid, a welded portion welded on the metal foil-exposed portion of the wound group, and a joint connecting the fixed portion and the welded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi SATO, Hideki SHINOHARA, Akinori TADA
  • Publication number: 20160313520
    Abstract: There are provided a lens member, a method of manufacturing the lens member, a communication module, a lens array, and a light-source module, the lens member including a ready-made glass lens added with a mounting portion having a reference face as a plane for reference when the glass lens is mounted on a substrate. A lens member includes a glass ball lens to which sphericity processing has been previously performed, and a resin mounting portion 13 disposed on the glass ball lens. The mounting portion is molded by flowing the resin in a flowable state into a die including the glass ball lens disposed therein. The mounting portion includes a reference face that abuts on a mounting face in a case where the glass ball lens is surface-mounted, provided thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki SHINOHARA, Koichi OZAKI, Mitsunobu SUZUISHI
  • Publication number: 20150287970
    Abstract: A cell includes: a connection member that is formed by combining a first metal material and a second metal material and that includes an interface between the first metal material and the second metal material formed in a current path of charge/discharge current; and a sacrificial anticorrosion layer that is provided to the connection member and arranged to be in contact with at least one of the first metal material and the second metal material. The first metal material is a pure aluminum or an aluminum alloy. The second metal material is a pure copper or a copper alloy. The sacrificial anticorrosion layer is formed of a material having an ionization tendency greater than that of the first metal material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideki Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20150236328
    Abstract: A secondary battery: includes a power generation element having an electrode; a battery container which stores the power generation element, an external terminal arranged on the battery container, and a current collector member including an electrode connection part connected to the electrode of the power generation element. A terminal connection part is connected to the external terminal, and a thermal connection part is formed between the electrode connection part and the terminal connection part and a temperature control member is provided for the terminal connection part to restrict the temperature rise of the current collector member. The temperature control member is formed of a composite material made by dispersing a filler having the electric insulation property in a matrix. The matrix has a transformation point in a temperature range lower than the melting point of the current collector member. The filler has higher thermal conductivity than the matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Shinohara, Yutaka Sato