Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Inoue

Hiroaki Inoue 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: 10399828
    Abstract: An electrically driven winch device includes a winch drum, a plurality of axial-gap electric motors, and a drive shaft. The winch drum rotates around a drum axis in order to wind or unwind a work rope. The plurality of electric motors are electric motors configured to drive the winch drum to rotate, and are each provided with a stator, and rotors which rotate around a rotation axis and are disposed at an axial distance from the stator. The drive shaft is disposed coaxially with the drum axis and serially connects the rotors of the plurality of electric motors on the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Kobe Steel, Ltd., KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Hiekata, Koji Inoue, Hiroaki Kawai, Shintaroh Sasai, Tetsuya Ogawa, Toshiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190266383
    Abstract: A synthesizing apparatus comprises: an input part that inputs a plurality of feature point sets that are respectively extracted by a plurality of methods from an input image having a curved stripes pattern formed by ridges; and a synthesizing part that synthesizes the plurality of feature point sets by executing a logical operation on the plurality of feature point sets. The synthesizing part can execute a logical OR operation on the plurality of feature point sets. The synthesizing part can also execute a logical AND operation on the plurality of feature point sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki TOYAMA, Mamoru INOUE
  • Patent number: 10381890
    Abstract: An axial gap type dynamo-electric machine (1) comprises: a stator (2) provided with a magnetic core (21) and an exciting coil (22); a rotor (3) provided with a plurality of permanent magnets (4) circumferentially arranged around a rotation center axis (AX), the rotor (3) being also provided with a disk-shaped base material (31) for supporting the permanent magnets, the rotor (3) being disposed at an axial distance from the stator (2); and affixation members (5) for affixing the permanent magnets (4) to the base material (31). The permanent magnets (4) are provided with front surfaces facing the stator (2), rear surfaces facing the base material, and engagement-receiving sections (412, 422, 432) formed at peripheral edges of the permanent magnets (4). The affixation members (5) include: engagement sections (512) engaging the engagement-receiving sections; and affixation sections (511) forming mechanical affixation structures relative to the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Inoue, Takashi Hiekata, Hiroaki Kawai, Shintaro Sasai, Tetsuya Ogawa, Toshiro Yamashita, Shingo Kasai, Shumpei Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10355570
    Abstract: In the outer rotor-type axial gap brushless motor of the present invention, each of a plurality of coils provided to a stator is constituted by winding a band-shaped conductor member via an insulating member such that the width direction of the conductor member runs along the axial direction of the coil, and each coil has a through passage which penetrates in the axial direction of the coil and which is included between prescribed turns in a portion of the coil that corresponds to the outer side in the radial direction of the stator relative to a core portion of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Hiroaki Kawai, Koji Inoue, Takashi Hiekata, Kazuhide Sekiyama
  • Patent number: 10347956
    Abstract: A power source apparatus includes a battery module including a plurality of battery cells, a housing forming a housing chamber to house and arrange a plurality of the battery modules in parallel, a blower to blow air, an inter-module path formed between the battery modules adjacent to each other; and an inter-cell path formed between the battery cells adjacent to each other. The housing includes an intake portion to take the air into the housing chamber, and a sending portion to send the air from the housing chamber. The inter-module path has a first inter-module path serving as a path into which the air is introduced. The sending portion is separated, adjacent to at least one battery module, from the first inter-module path such that the air flows in the inter-cell paths of a plurality of the battery modules arranged next to the first inter-module path and adjacent each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Inoue, Yuki Shimoike, Shinichi Kawabata, Masahiko Nomura, Hiroaki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20190186315
    Abstract: An engine promoting DPF regeneration processing is provided. Catalyst activation processing and thereafter DPF regeneration processing are performed under control of a device. In the catalyst activation processing, a target temperature of exhaust at an exhaust exit of a catalyst is set to be in a first temperature region, and then the opening degree of an exhaust throttle device is controlled. In the DPF regeneration processing, the target temperature is set to be in a second temperature region. A target temperature of the exhaust at an exhaust inlet of a DPF is set to be in a third temperature region. The opening degree of the exhaust throttle device is controlled, and unburned fuel is supplied into the exhaust. The temperature regions are set to be successively higher, and a temperature difference between successive temperature regions is set to be successively lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Katsushi INOUE, Hiroaki OKANO, Masanori FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20190188470
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technology that acquires a high resolution iris image more quickly than before. An iris capture apparatus according to one example embodiment of the present invention includes a rotatable movable mirror; a control unit that controls rotation of the movable mirror; a capture unit that captures different regions of a face of a user via the movable mirror and outputs a group of images every time the control unit rotates the movable mirror by a predetermined angle; and an iris image acquisition unit that acquires an image of an iris of the user from the group of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Leiming SU, Hiroaki Morita, Mamoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 10305599
    Abstract: In an optical transmitter module for combining three or more optical signals different in intensity with an optical multiplexer to generate a PAM signal, the influence of the beat noise and the chromatic dispersion due to the difference in wavelength is reduced. The optical transmitter module includes first through third optical signal sources adapted to output respective optical signals binary intensity modulated with different amplitude from each other, and a combining section. The combining section has a wavelength multiplexer adapted to wavelength-multiplex a plurality of input optical signals having different wavelengths from each other while keeping the respective polarization states, and a polarization multiplexer adapted to polarization-multiplex a pair of input optical signals having respective polarization states perpendicular to each other, and the combining section combines the input optical signals from the first through third optical signal sources with each other to generate a PAM8 signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Oclaro Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kouji Nakahara, Hiroaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10294644
    Abstract: Afforded are: a toilet body including a toilet bowl part, a rim conduit 36, and a rim part; and a functional component mounted on an upper surface part of the toilet body, rearward of the toilet bowl part. The upper surface part includes a cut-out part formed such as to be recessed downward from the other part of the upper surface part. The functional component is disposed on the cut-out part such as to be partially positioned downward with respect to an upper surface of the rim part, and such as to be partially stuck out into the toilet bowl part from upon the cut-out part, and, on a bottom surface of the stuck-out part, the functional component is provided with a conduit forming surface serving as an upper surface of the rim conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LIXIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiya Saeki, Hiroaki Watanabe, Yukihiro Inoue, Tooru Higashino, Masato Takeda, Akiya Oohira, Takeya Ichiyanagi, Yasuhiro Kondo, Hironao Inoue, Tetsuo Hata
  • Patent number: 10287137
    Abstract: Disclosed is a winch control apparatus for a crane, which comprises: a first compensation torque value calculation section which calculates, when a hoisting manipulation being input, based on a difference speed between a detected rotational speed and a target speed according to a manipulation amount of the hoisting manipulation, a first compensation torque value for enabling an electric motor to generate a reverse-rotation-preventing torque which is a torque in a hoisting direction and corresponding to the difference speed; and a second compensation torque value calculation section which calculates, when the hoisting manipulation being input, based on a detected load value, a second compensation torque value for enabling the electric motor to generate a load bearing torque which is a torque in the hoisting direction and necessary for bearing a load of the load value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Kobe Steel, Ltd., KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kawai, Takashi Tokuyama, Toshiaki Shimoda, Koji Inoue, Tetsuya Ogawa, Shintaroh Sasai
  • Publication number: 20190016879
    Abstract: To provide a water repellent composition whereby a moisture permeable waterproof film is rendered less likely to be peeled from an article treated by the water-repellent composition. The water repellent composition comprises a copolymer (A) having structural units based on a monomer (a) and structural units based on a monomer (b), a polymer (B) having an amino group, an ammonium salt group or an amide group as a pendant group, and an aqueous medium. The monomer (a) is a compound represented by RF-Q-Z—C(O)C(R)?CH2 (wherein RF is a C4-6 perfluoroalkyl group, Q is either a divalent hydrocarbon group containing no fluorine atom or a single bond, Z is —O— or NH—, and R is a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or a chlorine atom). The monomer (b) is a (meth)acrylate having no polyfluoroalkyl group and having a C12-22 alkyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazunori SUGIYAMA, Hiroaki INOUE, Yuuichi OOMORI, Hiroyuki HARA
  • Patent number: 10181694
    Abstract: An optical module includes a semiconductor optical device in which an active layer located at one side, an electrode located at the same side, and a mirror that reflects light toward the side opposite the electrode are monolithically integrated, a sub-mount having one surface on which a first wiring pattern is formed, a substrate in which an optical waveguide and a grating coupler are formed in a surface layer of the substrate, a spacer having an upper surface on which a second wiring pattern is formed, and a wire. The sub-mount is mounted on the spacer. The first wiring pattern on the sub-mount faces part of the second wiring pattern on the spacer and is electrically connected thereto. The second wiring pattern on the spacer includes a pad being disposed in a region exposed from the sub-mount and being bonded to the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Oclaro Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kohichi Robert Tamura, Takanori Suzuki, Mitsuo Akashi, Shigehisa Tanaka, Hiroaki Inoue, Hiroyasu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10034489
    Abstract: A liquid food composition that can be conveniently ingested or given with a tube and contains reduced aggregates in the composition is provided. A liquid food composition that shows fluidity in the neutral region, but solidifies in the stomach environment is further provided. According to the production method of the present invention, generation of fine particles in the production process of a liquid food composition containing a divalent metal salt, a protein, and water-soluble dietary fibers is reduced. Therefore, emulsification stability of the composition is improved, clogging of aggregates in strainer disposed in the production line etc. are eliminated, and thus the composition can be efficiently produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Inoue, Masao Sato, Tadashi Moroshima, Ken Uekita, Shinichi Yokota, Yui Kawashima, Tadaaki Hashimoto, Kazuya Hamada
  • Publication number: 20180159631
    Abstract: In an optical transmitter module for combining three or more optical signals different in intensity with an optical multiplexer to generate a PAM signal, the influence of the beat noise and the chromatic dispersion due to the difference in wavelength is reduced. The optical transmitter module includes first through third optical signal sources adapted to output respective optical signals binary intensity modulated with different amplitude from each other, and a combining section. The combining section has a wavelength multiplexer adapted to wavelength-multiplex a plurality of input optical signals having different wavelengths from each other while keeping the respective polarization states, and a polarization multiplexer adapted to polarization-multiplex a pair of input optical signals having respective polarization states perpendicular to each other, and the combining section combines the input optical signals from the first through third optical signal sources with each other to generate a PAM8 signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Kouji Nakahara, Hiroaki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170365977
    Abstract: An optical module includes a semiconductor optical device in which an active layer located at one side, an electrode located at the same side, and a mirror that reflects light toward the side opposite the electrode are monolithically integrated, a sub-mount having one surface on which a first wiring pattern is formed, a substrate in which an optical waveguide and a grating coupler are formed in a surface layer of the substrate, a spacer having an upper surface on which a second wiring pattern is formed, and a wire. The sub-mount is mounted on the spacer. The first wiring pattern on the sub-mount faces part of the second wiring pattern on the spacer and is electrically connected thereto. The second wiring pattern on the spacer includes a pad being disposed in a region exposed from the sub-mount and being bonded to the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Kohichi Robert TAMURA, Takanori SUZUKI, Mitsuo AKASHI, Shigehisa TANAKA, Hiroaki INOUE, Hiroyasu SASAKI
  • Patent number: 9767966
    Abstract: On seed metal layer of first metal, pedestal and counter electrode are formed of second metal by plating, adjacent to free space region. The free space region is filled with first sacrificial layer. By using resist pattern, second sacrificial metal layer is formed, extending from the first sacrificial layer to a portion of the pedestal, and lower structure of third metal is formed on the second sacrificial layer, by contiguous plating, exposing a portion of the pedestal not formed with the second sacrificial layer, the third metal having composition and thermal expansion coefficient equivalent to the second metal. Upper structure of fourth metal having composition and thermal expansion coefficient equivalent to the second and third metals is formed on the pedestal and the lower structure by plating. The first and second sacrificial layers are removed, leaving an electric equipment with a movable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Inoue, Xiaoyu Mi
  • Patent number: 9762026
    Abstract: An optical module includes a semiconductor optical device in which an active layer located at one side, an electrode located at the same side, and a mirror that reflects light toward the side opposite the electrode are monolithically integrated, a sub-mount having one surface on which a first wiring pattern is formed, a substrate in which an optical waveguide and a grating coupler are formed in a surface layer of the substrate, a spacer having an upper surface on which a second wiring pattern is formed, and a wire. The sub-mount is mounted on the spacer. The first wiring pattern on the sub-mount faces part of the second wiring pattern on the spacer and is electrically connected thereto. The second wiring pattern on the spacer includes a pad being disposed in a region exposed from the sub-mount and being bonded to the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: OCLARO JAPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Kohichi Robert Tamura, Takanori Suzuki, Mitsuo Akashi, Shigehisa Tanaka, Hiroaki Inoue, Hiroyasu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9727265
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic disk device includes a disk including a first region and a second region, a head configured to record write data to the disk, a buffer configured to store the write data up to a first capacity, and a controller configured to obtain a first processing amount based on a time to save the write data to the first region by the head and a second processing amount improved by saving the write data from the buffer to the first region, compare the first processing amount with the second processing amount, and determine whether the write data should be saved to the first region, based on a result of the comparison between the first processing amount and the second processing amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Izumi Kawakami, Hiroaki Inoue, Akio Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20170212711
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a disk apparatus including a disk medium, a buffer memory, and a controller. The controller includes an interface circuit used to connect to the buffer memory, in an execution of a command from a host to instruct a first access operation to the disk medium by using the buffer memory. The controller is configured to perform, if a second access operation to the disk medium by using the buffer memory is performed in background, a first wait process by a time according to the second access operation. The first wait process delays a response process of the command. The response process includes the first access operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventor: Hiroaki Inoue
  • Patent number: D850527
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: King Jim Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Tanaka, Satomi Ohdan, Masatoshi Hirayama, Kiyomi Takada, Ayako Inoue