Patents by Inventor Hirofumi Kano

Hirofumi Kano 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: 20200174496
    Abstract: A control apparatus that controls a plurality of vehicles performing platoon travelling is provided. Each of the vehicles is provided with an inter-vehicle communication apparatus that performs an inter-vehicle communication with an other vehicle included in a column of the platoon travelling. At least some of the vehicles is provided with an external communication apparatus that performs an external communication based on own identification information given by a telecommunication company. The control apparatus is configured to control respective vehicles such that the number of vehicles capable of simultaneously performing the external communication is less than the number of vehicles included in the column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Tomomi HASE, Hirofumi KANO, Mitsuharu HIGASHITANI
  • Patent number: 5012792
    Abstract: A rotary blade has a rotary substrate with chips disposed about the outer edge of the substrate. The substrate further has two sets of semicircular slits. The first set of semicircular slits is disposed annularly about the rotary substrate on a circle coaxial with the center of rotation of the rotary blade. The semicircular slits open toward the center of rotation. The second set of semicircular slits are disposed on a circle inside of the circle of first slits. These slits open outwardly, thus blocking, at least partially, the first semicircular slits from the center of rotation. A filler material is filled into the semicircular slits, the slits thus providing a vibration damping effect. The chips may be attached to the outer edge of the rotary substrate by concave profiled cassette stands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: Osaka Diamond Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Azuma Kawata, Shuichiro Koroku, Hirofumi Kano, Ichiro Miyao