Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Kato

Hiroaki Kato 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: 20220142165
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I) (in the formula (I), R1 represents a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl group or the like, R2 represents a substituted or unsubstituted 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl group, R3 represents a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkoxycarbonyl group or the like, Y represents an oxygen atom or NH, A1 represents a sulfur atom, an oxygen atom, or NR4, R4 represents a C1-6 alkyl group, A2 is a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom, X represents a substituent, n represents the chemically acceptable number of X, and is an integer of 0 to 3, and, when n is 2 or more, X may be identical to or different from each other), or a salt thereof is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya KOUBORI, Syuichi ITO, Tetsuo TAMAI, Hiroaki KOYAMA, Tatsuhiro KAWASAKI, Takayuki FUJII, Shigeki NISHINO, Shinya WATANABE, Hideki KATO, Mikiko KUNISHIMA, Shinya UESUSUKI, Juri NOMURA, Hiroshi SANO, Tomoyuki SAIGA
  • Publication number: 20220144389
    Abstract: A small planing watercraft with an imaging device includes: the imaging device incorporated in the small planing watercraft, and capturing an image of surroundings of the small planing watercraft; and a display device incorporated in the small planing watercraft at a location where the display device is recognizable by an operator of the small planing watercraft, and displaying the image of surroundings captured by the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hironori KATO, Toshio ARAKI, Hiroaki MAEDA, Yoshinobu UOZUMI
  • Publication number: 20210340993
    Abstract: First and second pressure relief passages extend from an oil pan in a branching manner, and merge with each other to form a merging portion. A pressure relief hole is arranged above the merging portion, and a first pressure relief passage is arranged below the merging portion. The minimum cross-sectional area of the second pressure relief passage is smaller than the minimum cross-sectional area of the first pressure relief passage. The second pressure relief passage includes a bent portion formed by bending the second pressure relief passage. The bent portion is configured to perform gas/liquid separation by crushing bubbles. When reaching the merging portion from the bent portion, oil is returned to the oil pan via the first pressure relief passage. When reaching the merging portion from the bent portion, gas is discharged to the outside of the housing via the pressure relief hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yohei TAKASE, Yoshiyuki NAKANE, Satoru MITSUDA, Hiroaki KATO, Ryosuke FUKUYAMA, Daisuke WATANABE, Kaho TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 10985991
    Abstract: A relay device acquires network topology data representing a network topology that includes a connection relationship of each relay device and a connection relationship of a terminal device connected to each relay device in a local area network (LAN), and displays, on a display device, an image of a tree structure in which each relay device included in the LAN corresponds to a node, as an image of the network topology represented by the acquired network topology data. The relay device displays, on the display device, the image of the tree structure in which a node corresponding to a relay device designated in advance among the relay devices included in the LAN and nodes of up to directly below the designated node are set as a drawing target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kato, Yoshimitsu Nishihara
  • Patent number: 10894351
    Abstract: A clip-type stretching apparatus includes a main link device, a sub-link device, a standard rail, a pitch setting rail, and drive sprockets, the main link device including a first clip support member having a clip, the sub-link device having the clip, the standard rail defining a circulation route of the clip, the pitch setting rail setting a pitch between the first clip support members by a distance from the standard rail, the drive sprockets engaged with a drive roller provided in a first shaft member of the first clip support member and causing the first clip support member to travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Ikeda, Michihiko Saito, Yuichi Watanabe, Hiroaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10839970
    Abstract: The present invention provides a spent nuclear fuel assembly storage including a metal cask which stores a spent nuclear fuel assembly and a container body which stores the metal cask and has a substantially hexagonal tubular shape, and an assembly of the spent nuclear fuel assembly storage containers, and a method of assembling the spent nuclear fuel assembly storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: WATS Co., Ltd., IHI Construction Materials Co., Ltd., MURATA ENGINEERING Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Hida, Hiroaki Kato, Takashi Murata, Masakatsu Uehara
  • Patent number: 10746191
    Abstract: A centrifugal compressor includes a housing, a partition separating an empty space in a housing into a speed increaser chamber and an impeller chamber, an insertion hole provided in the partition to allow insertion of a high-speed shaft, a seal located in the insertion hole to seal a boundary between the partition and the high-speed shaft, and a bearing receptacle located in the partition. The partition includes a communication passage that allows communication between a portion of the insertion hole located closer to the speed increaser chamber than the seal and the bearing receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fukuyama, Satoru Mitsuda, Hiroaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10739923
    Abstract: A touch panel member includes a first transparent resin layer, a first electrode substrate, a second transparent resin layer, and a second electrode substrate, which are disposed in this order. The first electrode substrate includes a first substrate and a first conductive pattern group. The second electrode substrate includes a second substrate and a second conductive pattern group. When a reference conductor is brought into contact with a touch panel cover while the touch panel cover is disposed on the first transparent resin layer at a side opposite to the first electrode substrate, the second conductive pattern group is configured to cause a second electrostatic capacity between the reference conductor and the second conductive pattern group range from 80% to 120%, inclusive, of a first electrostatic capacity between the reference conductor and the first conductive pattern group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kato, Yukio Matsushita, Masahiro Kawada
  • Publication number: 20200106642
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first local area network (LAN), a first router that is operatively coupled to the first LAN, a second local area network (LAN), a second router that is operatively coupled to the second LAN, and a communication network that facilitates communication between the first router and the second router. The first router includes a communication control device having at least one processor that transmits first information indicating a connection relation of a first communication relay device to the first communication relay device connected via the Internet. The processor also receives the first information from the first communication relay device. The processor also causes connection information in accordance with the received information indicating the connection relation of the first communication relay device to be displayed on a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroaki KATO, Yoshimitsu NISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 10598437
    Abstract: A hybrid metal melting furnace uses a furnace lid to hold molten metal, while inhibiting reduction in the service life of burners of the furnace lid caused by long periods of exposure to high heat. This hybrid metal melting furnace includes a crucible for accommodating metal to be melted; and an induction coil causing induced current to flow through and heat the metal. A furnace lid which closes an opening in the crucible includes: a first furnace lid having burners for injecting flames into the crucible; and a second furnace lid which does not have the burners. When melting the metal, the first furnace lid is disposed in a position in which the opening is closed. When holding the molten metal in the crucible, the first furnace lid is removed from the opening, and the second furnace lid is disposed in the position in which the opening is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN TAKAOKA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazufumi Niwa, Hiroaki Kato, Yusuke Wakita, Yuki Kiyanagi
  • Patent number: 10491480
    Abstract: A relay device acquires network topology data representing a network topology that includes a connection relationship of each relay device and a connection relationship of a terminal device connected to each relay device in a local area network (LAN), and displays, on a display device, an image of a tree structure in which each relay device included in the LAN corresponds to a node, as an image of the network topology represented by the acquired network topology data. The relay device displays, on the display device, the image of the tree structure in which a node corresponding to a relay device designated in advance among the relay devices included in the LAN and nodes of up to directly below the designated node are set as a drawing target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kato, Yoshimitsu Nishihara
  • Publication number: 20190312788
    Abstract: A relay device acquires network topology data representing a network topology that includes a connection relationship of each relay device and a connection relationship of a terminal device connected to each relay device in a local area network (LAN), and displays, on a display device, an image of a tree structure in which each relay device included in the LAN corresponds to a node, as an image of the network topology represented by the acquired network topology data. The relay device displays, on the display device, the image of the tree structure in which a node corresponding to a relay device designated in advance among the relay devices included in the LAN and nodes of up to directly below the designated node are set as a drawing target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kato, Yoshimitsu Nishihara
  • Patent number: 10393437
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a melting material supply apparatus which is capable of contributing to improvements in the working environment and the melting efficiency of a metal melting furnace, and which is also capable of making melting work more efficient. This melting material supply apparatus for supplying a melting material to a crucible is provided with: a melting material supply unit for supplying the melting material to the crucible; and a furnace lid for closing an opening provided in the upper part of the crucible. The furnace lid is supported in a horizontal state by a furnace lid-supporter, and is capable of being moved between a position in which the opening is closed, and a standby position located above a hood. When the furnace lid is in the standby position, the opening is open, and the melting material can be supplied into the crucible therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN TAKAOKA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazufumi Niwa, Hiroaki Kato, Yusuke Wakita, Yuki Kiyanagi
  • Publication number: 20190227651
    Abstract: A touch panel member includes a first transparent resin layer, a first electrode substrate, a second transparent resin layer, and a second electrode substrate, which are disposed in this order. The first electrode substrate includes a first substrate and a first conductive pattern group. The second electrode substrate includes a second substrate and a second conductive pattern group. When a reference conductor is brought into contact with a touch panel cover while the touch panel cover is disposed on the first transparent resin layer at a side opposite to the first electrode substrate, the second conductive pattern group is configured to cause a second electrostatic capacity between the reference conductor and the second conductive pattern group range from 80% to 120%, inclusive, of a first electrostatic capacity between the reference conductor and the first conductive pattern group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: HIROAKI KATO, YUKIO MATUSHITA, MASAHIRO KAWADA
  • Patent number: 10215239
    Abstract: The present clutch operating device includes a drive motor and a speed reduction mechanism. The speed reduction mechanism includes a link bar receiving a driving force of the drive motor, a clutch lever that is rotatably coupled to a first end of the link bar while being disposed rotatably with respect to a second cover, and a main roller that is rotatably attached to a second end of the link bar while being disposed to roll on the second cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: EXEDY Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Eguchi, Hiroaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10177560
    Abstract: A battery monitoring device is configured to include a monitoring unit that monitors a state of a battery, an interrupter that interrupts a power supply to a load, and another interrupter that interrupts a power supply to the interrupter, wherein the monitoring unit controls an operation of the interrupter such that a power supply to the load is interrupted, and controls an operation of the other interrupter such that a power supply to the interrupter is interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Hiroaki Kato, Kimihiro Sato, Takuya Yamamoto, Ryusuke Hase, Takahiro Tsuzuku
  • Publication number: 20180320971
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a melting material supply apparatus which is capable of contributing to improvements in the working environment and the melting efficiency of a metal melting furnace, and which is also capable of making melting work more efficient. This melting material supply apparatus for supplying a melting material to a crucible is provided with: a melting material supply unit for supplying the melting material to the crucible; and a furnace lid for closing an opening provided in the upper part of the crucible. The furnace lid is supported in a horizontal state by a furnace lid-supporter, and is capable of being moved between a position in which the opening is closed, and a standby position located above a hood. When the furnace lid is in the standby position, the opening is open, and the melting material can be supplied into the crucible therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN TAKAOKA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazufumi NIWA, Hiroaki KATO, Yusuke WAKITA, Yuki KIYANAGI
  • Publication number: 20180292134
    Abstract: A hybrid metal melting furnace uses a furnace lid to hold molten metal, while inhibiting reduction in the service life of burners of the furnace lid caused by long periods of exposure to high heat. This hybrid metal melting furnace includes a crucible for accommodating metal to be melted; and an induction coil causing induced current to flow through and heat the metal. A furnace lid which closes an opening in the crucible includes: a first furnace lid having burners for injecting flames into the crucible; and a second furnace lid which does not have the burners. When melting the metal, the first furnace lid is disposed in a position in which the opening is closed. When holding the molten metal in the crucible, the first furnace lid is removed from the opening, and the second furnace lid is disposed in the position in which the opening is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN TAKAOKA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazufumi NIWA, Hiroaki KATO, Yusuke WAKITA, Yuki KIYANAGI
  • Publication number: 20180283393
    Abstract: A centrifugal compressor includes a housing, a partition separating an empty space in a housing into a speed increaser chamber and an impeller chamber, an insertion hole provided in the partition to allow insertion of a high-speed shaft, a seal located in the insertion hole to seal a boundary between the partition and the high-speed shaft, and a bearing receptacle located in the partition. The partition includes a communication passage that allows communication between a portion of the insertion hole located closer to the speed increaser chamber than the seal and the bearing receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ryosuke FUKUYAMA, Satoru MITSUDA, Hiroaki KATO
  • Patent number: 10001527
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of monitoring units (10) that monitor the states of batteries allocates, as identifying information for itself, identifying information corresponding to an input signal inputted from a preceding control unit (3) or monitoring unit (10); outputs, to a subsequent monitoring unit (10), a signal that differs from the input signal corresponding to the identifying information the monitoring unit (10) in question has allocated to itself; and, if and when identifying information corresponding to an input signal differs from the identifying information the monitoring unit (10) in question had allocated to itself, reallocates identifying information corresponding to said input signal as identifying information for itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ryusuke Hase, Takahiro Tsuzuku, Satoshi Yamamoto, Hiroaki Kato, Takuya Yamamoto