Patents by Inventor Hideyuki Kimura

Hideyuki Kimura 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: 20210358005
    Abstract: A video coding apparatus including a dividing part that outputs the coding target picture divided for each coding unit (basic CU); a prediction processor that generates a prediction image by performing one of intra prediction and inter-screen prediction; a difference calculator that generates a difference image by calculating a difference between the generated prediction image and an image corresponding to the prediction image in the coding target picture; a residual coder that generates a residual coefficient by performing transform processing and quantization processing on the generated difference image; an integration unit that integrates a plurality of basic CUs included in an N×N-pixel region into one new CU, and a code string generator that generates a code string corresponding to the post-integration new CU by performing variable-length coding and arithmetic coding on coding information and the residual coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Kazuhito KIMURA, Hideyuki OHGOSE, Hiroshi ARAKAWA, Koji ARIMURA, Kazuma SAKAKIBARA
  • Publication number: 20210344898
    Abstract: A video decoding device, in the case where a video of the progressive format is inputted, processes a frame as a picture, in the case where a video of the interlace format is inputted, processes a field as a picture. A video decoding device performs display control corresponding to a format of the both video by analyzing display control information in display control information analyzer. The display control information includes sequence unit display control information which is commonly used in a display process of all pictures that belong to a sequence to be decoded and picture unit display control information which is individually used in a display process of a picture to be decoded. A second code string analyzer acquires each of the sequence unit display control information and the picture unit display control information from an extended information area in units of pictures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Kazuhito KIMURA, Hideyuki OHGOSE, Hiroshi ARAKAWA, Koji ARIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210291625
    Abstract: A heat management device may include: a first heat circuit; a second heat circuit; a heat exchanger configured to cool the first heat circuit and heat the second heat circuit; air-heating apparatus configured to heat air using the second heat circuit; a battery and electrical apparatus configured to be cooled by the first heat circuit; and a radiator configured to exchange heat between the first heat circuit and outside air. A controller may be configured, in the second process, to cause the heat exchanger to cool the heat exchanger passage while a heat medium circulates in the heat exchanger passage and the battery passage and bypasses the radiator passage. The controller may be configured, in the third process, to cause the radiator to cool the heat medium while the heat medium circulates in the radiator passage and the electrical apparatus passage and bypasses the heat exchanger passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohji KINOSHITA, Shoma HANANO, Yoshio HASEGAWA, Manabu ORIHASHI, Hideyuki KAWAI, Kenichi KUBOTA, Makoto IKEGAMI, Yuuki KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210291628
    Abstract: A heat circuit may include a controller configured to execute a first process and then a defrosting operation. The first process may be a process to execute a first air-heating operation and a heat storage operation simultaneously. The second process may be a process to execute a defrosting operation. The controller may be configured, in the first air-heating operation, to cause the radiator to heat a radiator passage and cause the air-heating apparatus to heat air using heat of a air-heating passage while circulating the heat medium in the radiator passage and the air-heating passage. The controller may be configured, in the heat storage operation, to circulate the heat medium in an electrical apparatus passage and a bypass passage. The controller may be configured, in the defrosting operation, to circulate the heat medium in the electrical apparatus passage and the radiator passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohji KINOSHITA, Shoma HANANO, Yoshio HASEGAWA, Manabu ORIHASHI, Kenichi KUBOTA, Hideyuki KAWAI, Makoto IKEGAMI, Yuuki KIMURA
  • Patent number: 11125335
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a sliding component includes a pair of sliding parts sliding relatively to each other. One sliding part is a stationary-side seal ring 7, and the other sliding part is a rotating-side seal ring 4, wherein the seal rings have sliding faces S formed radially for sealing a liquid or a misty fluid as a sealed fluid against leakage. At least one of the sliding faces S is provided with: spiral grooves 11 which have upstream ends 11a connected to a leakage side, and downstream ends 11b not connected to a circumferential edge on a sealed-fluid side, and are disposed at an angle from upstream to downstream; and discharge grooves 10 disposed at an angle such that their upstream ends 10a are located on the leakage side and their downstream ends 10b are located on the sealed-fluid side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Kimura, Yuichiro Tokunaga, Yuta Negishi, Takeshi Hosoe, Hideyuki Inoue, Tetsuya Iguchi
  • Patent number: 11102472
    Abstract: A video decoding device, in the case where a video of the progressive format is inputted, processes a frame as a picture, in the case where a video of the interlace format is inputted, processes a field as a picture. A video decoding device performs display control corresponding to a format of the both video by analyzing display control information in display control information analyzer. The display control information includes sequence unit display control information which is commonly used in a display process of all pictures that belong to a sequence to be decoded and picture unit display control information which is individually used in a display process of a picture to be decoded. A second code string analyzer acquires each of the sequence unit display control information and the picture unit display control information from an extended information area in units of pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Abe, Kazuhito Kimura, Hideyuki Ohgose, Hiroshi Arakawa, Koji Arimura
  • Publication number: 20210054487
    Abstract: Provided are a hot-rolled steel sheet for coiled tubing and a method for manufacturing the steel sheet. The steel sheet has a yield strength of 480 MPa or more, a tensile strength of 600 MPa or more, a yield-strength difference (AYS) of 100 MPa or more, where the yield-strength difference is defined as a difference in yield strength between before and after a prestrain-heat treatment performed for simulation of a tube-making process and a stress-relief annealing heat treatment which are currently implemented, and a yield strength of 620 MPa or more after the prestrain-heat treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kimura, Shuji Kawamura, Ichiro Sugimoto, Makoto Asai, Takeshi Yokota
  • Publication number: 20200385839
    Abstract: A hot-rolled steel plate has a predetermined chemical composition and a microstructure. In the microstructure, in a plate thickness 1/2 position, an area fraction of martensite is less than 3%, an area fraction of bainitic ferrite is 95% or greater, the bainitic ferrite has an average grain diameter of 6.0 ?m or less, an amount of Nb precipitated as Nb carbonitride is 0.025 mass % or greater, and an amount of Nb precipitated as Nb carbonitride having a grain diameter of 20 nm or greater constitutes 50% or greater of a total mass of the Nb precipitated as Nb carbonitride. The hot-rolled steel plate has a tensile strength of 640 MPa or greater, a yield ratio of 85% or less, a Charpy impact absorbed energy at ?40° C. of 300 J or greater, and a percent ductile fracture (SA value) of 85% or greater as determined by a DWTT test at ?40° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kimura, Takeshi Yokota, Satoshi Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 10640841
    Abstract: A high-strength, high-toughness steel plate having excellent surface properties and a high absorbed energy includes, by mass %, C: 0.03% to 0.08%, Si: 0.01% to 0.50%, Mn: 1.5% to 2.5%, P: 0.001% to 0.010%, S: 0.0030% or less, Al: 0.01% to 0.08%, Nb: 0.010% to 0.080%, Ti: 0.005% to 0.025%, and N: 0.001% to 0.006%, and further includes at least one selected from Cu: 0.01% to 1.00%, Ni: 0.01% to 1.00%, Cr: 0.01% to 1.00%, Mo: 0.01% to 1.00%, V: 0.01% to 0.10%, and B: 0.0005% to 0.0030%, with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities. In a surface portion and a central portion in the thickness direction, the area fraction of Martensite-Austenite constituent is less than 3% and the area fraction of bainite is 90% or more, and in the central portion in the thickness direction, the average particle size of cementite in bainite is 0.5 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kimura, Kyono Yasuda, Nobuyuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10570474
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a high-strength galvanized steel sheet. The method includes a first heating step of holding the steel sheet in a temperature range of 750° C. to 880° C. for 20 s to 600 s in an atmosphere having an H2 concentration of 0.05% to 25.0% by volume and a dew point of ?45° C. to ?10° C., a cooling step, a rolling step of rolling the steel sheet with a rolling reduction of 0.3% to 2.0%, a pickling step of pickling the steel sheet with a pickling weight loss of 0.02 gram/m2 to 5 gram/m2 in terms of Fe, a second heating step of holding the steel sheet in a temperature range of 720° C. to 860° C. for 20 sec. to 300 sec. in an atmosphere having an H2 concentration of 0.05% to 25.0% by volume and a dew point of ?10° C. or lower, and a galvanizing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mai Aoyama, Yoshitsugu Suzuki, Hideyuki Kimura
  • Patent number: 10544478
    Abstract: A high strength/highstrength, high toughness steel sheet having tensile strength, Charpy impact absorption energy, and ductile fracture rate are equal to or greater than specified values comprises, in mass %, 0.03-0.08% of C, 0.01-0.50% of Si, 1.5-2.5% of Mn, 0.001-0.010% of P, 0.0030% or less of S, 0.01-0.08% of Al, 0.010-0.080% of Nb, 0.005-0.025% of Ti, 0.001-0.006% of N, at least one substance selected from among 0.01-1.00% of Cu, 0.01-1.00% of Ni, 0.01-1.00% of Cr, 0.01-1.00% of Mo, 0.01-0.10% of V, and 0.0005-0.0030% of B, and a remainder of Fe and unavoidable impurities. At a position at ½ the sheet thickness, the area ratio of island-like martensite is less than 3%, the area ratio of bainite is 90% or more, and the average particle size of cementite within the bainite is 0.5 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kimura, Shusaku Ota, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Shinichi Kakihara, Ryo Nagao
  • Patent number: 10544477
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a high-strength galvanized steel sheet includes performing hot rolling, cold rolling, first annealing, pickling, and second annealing. The first annealing is performed to obtain a steel sheet having a steel microstructure including ferrite in an amount of 10% or more and 60% or less in terms of area ratio, and martensite, bainite, and retained austenite in a total amount of 40% or more and 90% or less in terms of area ratio. The second annealing includes heating to an annealing temperature of 750° C. or higher and 850° C. or lower, holding at the annealing temperature for 10 seconds or more and 500 seconds or less, cooling at an average cooling rate of 1° C./s or more and 15° C./s or less, performing a galvanizing treatment, and cooling to a temperature of 150° C. or lower at an average cooling rate of 5° C./s or more and 100° C./s or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kimura, Koichiro Fujita, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Mai Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10450642
    Abstract: A high-strength galvanized steel sheet that includes a chemical composition containing, by mass %, C: 0.15% or more and 0.25% or less, Si: 0.50% or more and 2.5% or less, Mn: 2.3% or more and 4.0% or less, P: 0.100% or less, S: 0.02% or less, Al: 0.01% or more and 2.5% or less, and Fe and inevitable impurities. The steel sheet having a microstructure containing, by an area percentage basis, a tempered martensite phase: 30% or more and 73% or less, a ferrite phase: 25% or more and 68% or less, a retained austenite phase: 2% or more and 20% or less, and other phases: 10% or less (including 0%), the other phases containing a martensite phase: 3% or less (including 0%) and a bainitic ferrite phase: less than 5% (including 0%).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hasegawa, Hideyuki Kimura, Yoshimasa Funakawa, Yoichi Makimizu, Yoshitsugu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10370737
    Abstract: A high-strength galvanized steel sheet and method for producing the same. The high-strength galvanized steel sheet including a specified chemical composition and a microstructure comprising, in terms of area fraction, a tempered martensite phase: 30% or more and 73% or less, a ferrite phase: 25% or more and 68% or less, a retained austenite phase: 2% or more and 15% or less, and other phases: 10% or less (including 0%), the other phases comprising a martensite phase: 3% or less (including 0%) and a bainitic ferrite phase: less than 5% (including 0%), the tempered martensite phase having an average grain size of 8 ?m or less, the ferrite phase having an average grain size of 5 ?m or less, and the retained austenite phase having a C content less than 0.7% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hasegawa, Hideyuki Kimura, Yoshimasa Funakawa, Yoichi Makimizu, Yoshitsugu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10329638
    Abstract: A high strength galvanized steel sheet that has a tensile strength (TS) of 780 MPa or higher and excellent bendability, fatigue resistance, and surface appearance quality and a method for producing the high strength galvanized steel sheet. The steel sheet includes, at a position ½ of a thickness of the steel sheet, 5% or more and 80% or less of a ferrite phase in terms of area fraction, 20% or more and 70% or less of a martensite phase in terms of area fraction, and 0% or more and 25% or less of a bainite phase in terms of area fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kimura, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Noriaki Kohsaka, Mai Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10294542
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a high-strength galvanized steel sheet having a microstructure that contains martensite in an area proportion of 20% or more and 60% or less and ferrite in an area proportion of 40% or more and 80% or less includes, in sequence, hot-rolling a steel slab containing a specific component composition, performing cold rolling, performing primary annealing, performing pickling, performing secondary annealing, and performing galvanizing treatment, in which in the primary annealing, heating is performed at an average heating rate of 0.1° C./sec. or more and less than 3° C./sec. in the temperature range of 600° C. to 750° C., an annealing temperature of 750° C. to 850° C. is maintained for 10 to 500 seconds, and then cooling is performed from the annealing temperature range to a cooling stop temperature of 600° C. or lower at an average cooling rate of 1 to 15° C./sec, in which in the pickling, the pickling weight loss of the steel sheet is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kimura, Koichiro Fujita, Hiroshi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20190040488
    Abstract: A steel plate for high-strength and high-toughness steel pipes has a chemical composition containing, by mass %, C: 0.03% or more and 0.08% or less, Si: more than 0.05% and 0.50% or less, Mn: 1.5% or more and 2.5% or less, P: 0.001% or more and 0.010% or less, S: 0.0030% or less, Al: 0.01% or more and 0.08% or less, Nb: 0.010% or more and 0.080% or less, Ti: 0.005% or more and 0.025% or less, and N: 0.001% or more and 0.006% or less, and further containing, by mass %, at least one selected from Cu: 0.01% or more and 1.00% or less, Ni: 0.01% or more and 1.00% or less, Cr: 0.01% or more and 1.00% or less, Mo: 0.01% or more and 1.00% or less, V: 0.01% or more and 0.10% or less, and B: 0.0005% or more and 0.0030% or less, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities. The steel plate has a microstructure in which an area fraction of ferrite at a ½ position of a thickness of the steel plate is 20% or more and 80% or less and deformed ferrite constitutes 50% or more and 100% or less of the ferrite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kimura, Ryo Nagao, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Kazukuni Hase
  • Patent number: 10144996
    Abstract: A high strength cold rolled steel sheet with a low yield ratio has a chemical composition containing C: 0.05% to 0.10%, Si: 0.6% to 1.3%, Mn: 1.4% to 2.2%, P: 0.08% or less, S: 0.010% or less, Al: 0.01% to 0.08%, N: 0.010% or less, and the remainder being Fe and incidental impurities, on a percent by mass basis, and a microstructure in which the average grain size of ferrite is 15 ?m or less, the volume fraction of ferrite is 70% or more, the volume fraction of bainite is 3% or more, the volume fraction of retained austenite is 4% to 7%, the average grain size of martensite is 5 ?m or less, and the volume fraction of martensite is 1% to 6%, wherein the average C concentration (percent by mass) in the retained austenite is 0.30% to 0.70%, yield ratio is 64% or less, and the tensile strength is 590 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Takashima, Yuki Toji, Hideyuki Kimura, Kohei Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20180340238
    Abstract: A high strength/highstrength, high toughness steel sheet having tensile strength, Charpy impact absorption energy, and ductile fracture rate are equal to or greater than specified value comprises, in mass %, 0.03-0.08% of C, 0.01-0.50% of Si, 1.5-2.5% of Mn, 0.001-0.010% of P, 0.0030% or less of S, 0.01-0.08% of Al, 0.010-0.080% of Nb, 0.005-0.025% of Ti, 0.001-0.006% of N, at least one substance selected from among 0.01-1.00% of Cu, 0.01-1.00% of Ni, 0.01-1.00% of Cr, 0.01-1.00% of Mo, 0.01-0.10% of V, and 0.0005-0.0030% of B, and a remainder of Fe and unavoidable impurities. At a position at ½ the sheet thickness, the area ratio of island-like martensite is less than 3%, the area ratio of bainite is 90% or more, and the average particle size of cementite within the bainite is 0.5 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kimura, Shusaku Ota, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Shinichi Kakihara, Ryo Nagao
  • Patent number: D842857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Hideyuki Kimura