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: 20190284706
    Abstract: An electrode set for chemical reaction includes a substrate, and electrodes for reduction and oxidation reactions alternately arranged on the same surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Yasuhiko TAKEDA, Takeshi MORIKAWA, Naohiko KATO, Shintaro MIZUNO, Masahito SHIOZAWA, Hiroaki WAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190285165
    Abstract: Provided is a lubrication device including: an input shaft MOP driven by an engine; an output shaft MOP driven by an output shaft; a first oil passage that supplies oil, discharged from the input shaft MOP, to a first motor and a second motor provided in a hybrid vehicle; and a second oil passage that supplies oil, discharged from the output shaft MOP, to the first motor and the second motor. The output shaft MOP supplies a smaller amount of oil to the first motor during EV travel in which the hybrid vehicle travels by motive power from the second motor without using the engine as a driving source, than during HV travel in which the hybrid vehicle travels by motive power from the engine and the second motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Hashimoto, Hiroaki Kimura, Tomohito Ono, Satoshi Miyanaga, Hiroshi Kato, Tomoaki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190283309
    Abstract: A resin member has a longitudinal direction, includes a stretchable portion having an extending portion extending in a direction crossing the longitudinal direction, when the resin member is stretched in the longitudinal direction, an angle at which the extending portion extends changes, and the material of the stretchable portion contains cellulose fibers and a resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto KATO, Hiroaki HOSOMI
  • Publication number: 20190277308
    Abstract: A propeller fan includes a boss and a blade. The boss rotates about an axis. The blade is provided at an outer periphery of the boss. The blade has a first region in a radial direction. In the first region, a blade chord center line shifts downstream toward an outer peripheral side. In a cylindrical cross section about an axis, a cross-sectional shape of the blade at least in the first region is an airfoil shape. When a cross section taken along the blade chord center line and projected onto a plane including the axis is viewed, the blade chord center line is a curve having a convex on a downstream side in an entire region in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Seiji NAKASHIMA, Yasuaki KATO, Wahei SHINGU, Hiroaki MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10411407
    Abstract: A connector is provided having a first contact, a first supporting portion, a second contact, a second supporting portion, a ground plate, and a third supporting position. The first contact has a first connection portion which is pushed to a first conductor to electrically connect with the first conductor. The first supporting portion receives a force to push the first connection portion to the first conductor. The second contact has a second connection portion which is pushed to a second conductor to electrically connect with the second conductor. The second supporting portion receives a force to push the second connection portion to the second conductor. The ground plate is arranged between the first contact and the second contact and has a shield connection portion which is pushed to at least one of a first shield portion covering the first conductor and a second shield portion covering the second conductor to electrically connect with at least one of the first shield portion and the second shield portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Kato, Hiroaki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20190269763
    Abstract: A powdered milk product that includes angiogenin and/or angiogenin hydrolysate in an amount of 1.4 to 24 mg/15 g, and cystatin and/or cystatin hydrolysate in a mass ratio to the angiogenin and/or angiogenin hydrolysate of 0.03 to 1.3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: MEGMILK SNOW BRAND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aiko OHMACHI, Hiroaki MATSUYAMA, Yoshikazu MORITA, Yuko ISHIDA, Takayuki NARA, Ken KATO, Atsushi SERIZAWA, Hiroshi UENO, Hiroshi URAZONO
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10388451
    Abstract: An inductor component includes a core base material, a magnetic body in the core, a first conductor pattern formed on primary surface of the core, a second conductor pattern formed on secondary surface of the core, and through-hole conductors formed in through holes through the core such that the conductors are connecting the first and second patterns. The first pattern, second pattern and conductors are positioned to form an inductor such that the magnetic body is positioned on inner side of the inductor, each conductor has a diameter k1, each pattern has conductor thickness in range of 50 ?m to 200 ?m and has line patterns each having width w1 and separated by line separation distance w2, and a ratio of cross-sectional area of each line pattern to cross-sectional area of each conductor along the diameter k1 in direction of the width w1 is in range of 0.8 to 2.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Mano, Hiroaki Kodama, Hisashi Kato
  • Publication number: 20190247457
    Abstract: The present invention provides a Plexin-binding regulating agent containing a cyclic peptide having an Arg-Trp-Thr structure or a Leu-Ser-Trp structure or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the cyclic peptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroaki Suga, Nasir Kato Bashiruddin, Junichi Takagi, Yukiko Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10376543
    Abstract: The invention relates to provide a fermented milk product includes angiogenin and/or angiogenin hydrolysate in an amount of 0.9 mg/100 g to 150 mg/100 g, and lactoperoxidase and/or lactoperoxidase hydrolysate in the mass ratio to the angiogenin and/or angiogenin hydrolysate of 0.3 to 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MEGMILK SNOW BRAND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aiko Ohmachi, Hiroaki Matsuyama, Yoshikazu Morita, Yuko Ishida, Takayuki Nara, Ken Kato, Atsushi Serizawa, Hiroshi Ueno, Hiroshi Urazono
  • Patent number: 10374150
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic memory device includes a conductive layer, first and second magnetic layers, a first nonmagnetic layer and a controller. The conductive layer includes first and second portions, and a third portion positioned between the first and second portions. The conductive layer includes a first metal. The first magnetic layer is separated from the third portion. The second magnetic layer is provided between the third portion and the first magnetic layer. The first nonmagnetic layer is provided between the first and second magnetic layers. The controller is electrically connected to the first and second portions. The second magnetic layer has first and second lattice lengths. The first lattice length is longer than the second lattice length. The controller implements a first operation of supplying a first current to the conductive layer, and a second operation of supplying a second current to the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yushi Kato, Yoshiaki Saito, Soichi Oikawa, Mizue Ishikawa, Hiroaki Yoda
  • 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: 10360960
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic memory device includes a conductive layer, a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, a first nonmagnetic layer, and a controller. The conductive layer includes a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion between the first and second portions. The first magnetic layer is separated from the third portion. The second magnetic layer is provided between the third portion and the first magnetic layer. The first nonmagnetic layer is provided between the first and second magnetic layers. The controller is electrically connected to the first and second portions. The third portion includes a first region and a second region. The second region is provided between the first region and the second magnetic layer. The controller implements a first operation of supplying a first current to the conductive layer, and a second operation of supplying a second current to the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yushi Kato, Soichi Oikawa, Mizue Ishikawa, Yoshiaki Saito, Hiroaki Yoda
  • Patent number: 10348035
    Abstract: There is provided a receptacle unit including a plurality of receptacle connectors and mounted on an electronic apparatus, at least two guide reception portions which, when docking with a plug unit including a plurality of plug connectors, before at least one of the plurality of receptacle connectors engages with at least one of the plurality of plug connectors, receiving a guide portion of the plug unit, and a coupling portion which couples the at least two guide reception portions, at least one receptacle connector of the plurality of receptacle connectors which is mounted on a board independently of at least one other of the receptacle connectors, and the at least two guide reception portions and the coupling portion which are fixed to the board after the plurality of receptacle connectors are mounted on the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Kato, Hiroaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10338012
    Abstract: A photon counting detector of an embodiment includes X-ray detection elements, a capacitor, and generating circuitry. The X-ray detection elements detect an X-ray and generate an electrical signal. The capacitor is provided for each of the X-ray detection element, and accumulates an electrical signal generated in each of the X-ray detection element. The generating circuitry has low sensitivity to radiation, and generates a digital signal by using an accumulation result of the electrical signal in the capacitors, and reference information that is stored in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tooru Kato, Hiroaki Nakai, Mikihito Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20190199033
    Abstract: There is provided a receptacle unit including a plurality of receptacle connectors and mounted on an electronic apparatus, at least two guide reception portions which, when docking with a plug unit including a plurality of plug connectors, before at least one of the plurality of receptacle connectors engages with at least one of the plurality of plug connectors, receiving a guide portion of the plug unit, and a coupling portion which couples the at least two guide reception portions, at least one receptacle connector of the plurality of receptacle connectors which is mounted on a board independently of at least one other of the receptacle connectors, and the at least two guide reception portions and the coupling portion which are fixed to the board after the plurality of receptacle connectors are mounted on the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu KATO, Hiroaki HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10315521
    Abstract: A vehicle power supply system is provided for an electric vehicle. The vehicle power supply system has a first relay and a second relay, which are two-contact movable relays that connect/disconnect a high voltage circuit. The first relay has a first movable contact that is arranged to move with respect to a first fixed contact in a first direction when connecting/disconnecting. The second relay has a second movable contact is arranged to move with respect to a second fixed contact in a second direction when connecting/disconnecting. The second direction is opposite to the first direction. One of the first and second relays is oriented such that its movable contact separates from its fixed contact in a direction in which the greatest acceleration input is applied at the time of a collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouji Kato, Shigeyuki Kiyota, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Toyoki Iguchi, Hiroaki Saitou
  • Patent number: 10309524
    Abstract: During the travel of a vehicle, the oil level of lubricating oil is lowered due to the suction by at least a first oil pump and the scraping-up by the rotation of a differential ring gear and so on. In particular, until the oil level becomes equal to or lower than an upper end of a first partition wall, the oil level is lowered due to both the suction by the first oil pump and the scraping-up by the rotation of the differential ring gear and so on, and therefore, a region, that is immersed in the lubricating oil, of the differential device rapidly becomes smaller. Since a suction port of the first oil pump is disposed in a second oil storage portion, the oil level in the second oil storage portion during the travel of the vehicle can be adjusted independently of that in a first oil storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kiyokami, Yoshinori Morita, Shingo Kato, Yukinobu Nishikawa, Tetsuo Hori, Hakuba Okuno
  • Patent number: 10312283
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a pixel circuit region that includes a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in an array therein and a plurality of light guide portions. The imaging device also includes a peripheral circuit region that is positioned at a periphery of the pixel circuit region and includes a peripheral circuit. The imaging device also includes an intermediate region that is positioned between the pixel circuit region and the peripheral circuit region, forms a boundary with the pixel circuit region and the peripheral circuit region, and includes a plurality of dummy light guide portions and a plurality of contacts through which a reference potential of the plurality of pixel circuits is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Aiko Kato, Shingo Kitamura, Takehiro Toyoda, Hiroaki Naruse
  • Publication number: 20190160721
    Abstract: Provided is a half nut opening/closing device that makes it possible to easily secure engagement between a tie rod and a half nut even if the tie rod to be engaged is bent. The half nut opening/closing device according to the present invention includes a half nut including a half nut piece and a half nut piece that are moved between a closed position and an open position and engage with a tie rod at the closed position, and an alignment roller that is provided on one or both of the half nut piece and the half nut piece, and is configured to convert moving force, of that the half nut piece and the half nut piece move to the closed position, into upward force in a vertical direction to lift and align the tie rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroaki KYUNO, Kazunori KUGA, Isao HASHIMOTO, Toshihiko KARIYA, Naoki KATO