Patents by Inventor Hirofumi Kondo

Hirofumi Kondo 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: 11223311
    Abstract: In a rotary electric machine, a rotor, and a stator. The stator includes slots provided in a circumferential direction thereof, and stator windings wound in the slots. The stator windings include n groups of three-phase windings, where n is a power of 2. The slots include first slots each accommodating portions of same-group and same-phase windings in the n groups of three-phase windings. The energizing directions of the same-group and same-phase windings are identical to each other. The second slots each accommodate different-group and same-phase windings in the n groups of three-phase windings. The first slots and the second slots are arranged in the stator at predetermined intervals in a circumferential direction of the stator, and the three-phase windings of each group are wound around the stator with regular intervals therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kinjo, Toru Wakimoto, Makoto Taniguchi, Keiji Kondo, Jun Ishida, Tomoya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11203989
    Abstract: An engine start control device is provided with: a starter relay that is provided between a battery and a starter motor; a start abnormality determining means that determines the occurrence of start abnormality of an engine; and a start control means, which turns on the starter relay, and starts supplying power from the battery to the starter motor in the cases where a start instruction signal is inputted from a start switch, and which turns off the starter relay in the cases where the start abnormality determining means determined the occurrence of start abnormality of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kondo, Koichi Shimamura, Takeshi Yanagisawa, Yoshiaki Takeuchi, Hideki Uematsu, Mamoru Uraki, Naoki Murasawa, Atsushi Hatayama, Hirofumi Wakayama, Tomoya Makabe
  • Publication number: 20210300033
    Abstract: There is provided a printer including: a carriage; a head; a position sensitive detector having a light-emitter and a light-receiver; and a controller. The head has: a first nozzle from which a printing ink is discharged, and a second nozzle from which a liquid scattering a light emitted from the light-emitter is discharged. The controller is configured to execute: formation of a scattering film on the object by discharging the liquid from the second nozzle onto the object; measurement of a distance between the head and the object, with the light emitted from the light-emitter and irradiated onto the scattering film; and adjustment, based on the measured distance, of a discharging condition of discharging the ink from the first nozzle, and performing printing on the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Hirofumi KONDO
  • Publication number: 20210203800
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that utilizes a communication device is disclosed. A communication unit of a housing which corresponds to an antenna portion is provided at a position at which the communication unit can be seen without obstruction from the upper side. A communication device such as a smartphone can be brought close to or into contact with the communication unit readily. Accordingly, wireless communication between the antenna portion and the communication device can be established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Ryoichi Matsushima, Hirofumi Kondo, Yasuhiro Kato, Masayoshi Hayashi, Masato Sueyasu, Reiko Toyama
  • Patent number: 10906908
    Abstract: A lubricating agent including an ionic liquid formed from a Bronsted acid (HX) and a Bronsted base (B), wherein the Bronsted base has a linear hydrocarbon group having 10 or more carbon atoms and the difference between the pKa value of the Bronsted acid in water and the pKa value of the Bronsted base in water is 12 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kondo, Kouki Hatsuda, Nobuo Tano, Makiya Ito, Kyungsung Yun, Masayoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10778857
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that utilizes a communication device is disclosed. A communication unit of a housing which corresponds to an antenna portion is provided at a position at which the communication unit can be seen without obstruction from the upper side. A communication device such as a smartphone can be brought close to or into contact with the communication unit readily. Accordingly, wireless communication between the antenna portion and the communication device can be established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryoichi Matsushima, Hirofumi Kondo, Yasuhiro Kato, Masayoshi Hayashi, Masato Sueyasu, Reiko Toyama
  • Patent number: 10717889
    Abstract: A conductor composition ink of the invention includes: (A) a fluorine-containing compound to form a self-assembled monomolecular film; (B) metal particles; and (C) a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Kondo
  • Publication number: 20200216773
    Abstract: A lubricant, which includes an ionic liquid including a conjugate base and a conjugate acid including 2 or more cations in a molecule of the conjugate acid, wherein the conjugate acid includes a monovalent group including a straight-chain hydrocarbon group having 6 or more carbon atoms, and an acid that is a source of the conjugate base has a pKa in acetonitrile of 10 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kondo, Kouki Hatsuda, Nobuo Tano, KyungSung Yun
  • Patent number: 10564547
    Abstract: A pattern formed body, including a cured resin layer 12 having a low surface free energy region a and a high surface free energy region b on a base 11, in which a difference in surface free energy between the low surface free energy region a and the high surface free energy region b is greater than 6 mJ/m2, and the low surface free energy region a and the high surface free energy region b are optically leveled surfaces. Accordingly, an ink is applied on the pattern formed body to easily color code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makiya Ito, Ryosuke Endo, Kyungsung Yun, Hirofumi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10545404
    Abstract: To provide a production method of a pattern-formed body, which can simply provide a pattern with surface free energy differences. A cured resin layer, to which a pattern of a master (20) has been transferred, is formed on a base (11), by applying a resin composition (12) containing a first compound exhibiting low surface free energy, and a second compound exhibiting surface free energy higher than the surface free energy of the first compound, on the base (11), and curing the resin composition (12) with bringing the resin composition into contact with a master (20), to which a pattern has been formed with surface free energy differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makiya Ito, Ryosuke Endo, KyungSung Yun, Hirofumi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10533110
    Abstract: A coating composition including the following five components 1) to 5): 1) a fluorine-containing multifunctional (meth)acrylate; 2) a binder component that is free of fluorine and reacts with the 1) component; 3) metal oxide nanoparticles each including an organic group on a surface thereof; 4) a solvent having a total (?P+?H) of 8 MPa1/2 or more, the total (?P+?H) being a total of a polar term ?P and a hydrogen bond term ?H in Hansen solubility parameters; and 5) a reaction initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Endo, KyungSung Yun, Hirofumi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10457829
    Abstract: The present application provides a photocurable resin composition for transferring surface free energy, the photocurable resin composition including a first compound exhibiting low surface free energy, a second compound exhibiting surface free energy higher than the surface free energy of the first compound, and a photopolymerization initiator, wherein a difference in transmittance of the photocurable resin composition to a wavelength of 450 nm between before and after addition of the first compound is less than 79.3%, and a method for producing a substrate using the photocurable resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makiya Ito, Kyungsung Yun, Hirofumi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10244135
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, including an image processing unit, a controller, a power source, and a USB interface with a connector and a current detector, is provided. The controller starts delivering power to an external device through the USB interface by controlling the power source in a case where connection with the external device is detected, and, in a case where a job requiring the image processing unit to process an images is received, and in a case where a difference between a smallest value and a largest value among current values detected by the current detector within a predetermined length of time while the power is delivered to the external device exceeds a threshold value, the controller commands the USB interface to restrict power delivery to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirofumi Kondo
  • Publication number: 20190051326
    Abstract: A lubricant including an ionic liquid including a conjugate base and a conjugate acid, wherein the conjugate acid includes a group including a hydroxyl group and a group including a straight-chain hydrocarbon group having 6 or greater carbon atoms, and a pKa of an acid that is a source of the conjugate base in acetonitrile is 10 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: HIrofumi Kondo, Kouki Hatsuda, Nobuo Tano, Pankaj Baghel
  • Patent number: 10184092
    Abstract: A lubricant including: an ionic liquid, which includes a conjugate acid (B+) and a conjugate base (X?), and is protic, wherein the ionic liquid is represented by the following general formula (1), and wherein the conjugate base is a conjugate base of sulfonic acid, a conjugate base of sulfonimide, or a conjugate base of trisulfonylmethide: where R1 and R2 each represent a hydrogen atom or R1 and R2 form a benzene ring together with carbon atoms to which R1 and R2 are bonded, R3 represents a to straight-chain hydrocarbon group having 10 or more carbon atoms, and R4 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group in the general formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kondo, Kouki Hatsuda, Makiya Ito, Nobuo Tano, Kyungsung Yun, Masayoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180362874
    Abstract: Provided is a lubricant for magnetic recording medium, where the lubricant includes an ionic liquid including an anionic component and a cationic component, wherein the anionic component includes a fluorine-containing chain having a number average molecular weight of 1,500 or less, the cationic component is a cation of cyclic amidine, and the cation of the cyclic amidine includes a fluorine-containing chain that is either a perfluoroalkyl chain or a perfluoropolyether chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Nobuo Tano, Kouki Hatsuda, Hirofumi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10141017
    Abstract: A lubricant for a magnetic recording medium including an ionic liquid including a Bronsted acid and a Bronsted base that is primary amine as constituents of the ionic liquid, wherein the Bronsted acid includes a fluorine-containing chain, the Bronsted base includes a fluorine-containing chain that is a perfluoroalkyl chain or a perfluoropolyether chain, wherein the fluorine-containing chain in the Bronsted acid is a perfluoropolyether chain or the fluorine-containing chain in the Bronsted base is the perfluoropolyether chain, or the fluorine-containing chain in the Bronsted acid is the perfluoropolyether chain and the fluorine-containing chain in the Bronsted base is the perfluoropolyether chain, and a number average molecular weight of the fluorine-containing chain in the Bronsted acid is 1,500 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuo Tano, Kouki Hatsuda, Hirofumi Kondo
  • Publication number: 20180327626
    Abstract: A coating composition including the following five components 1) to 5): 1) a fluorine-containing multifunctional (meth)acrylate; 2) a binder component that is free of fluorine and reacts with the 1) component; 3) metal oxide nanoparticles each including an organic group on a surface thereof; 4) a solvent having a total (?P+?H) of 8 MPa1/2 or more, the total (?P+?H) being a total of a polar term SP and a hydrogen bond term SH in Hansen solubility parameters; and 5) a reaction initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Ryosuke Endo, KyungSung Yun, Hirofumi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10106757
    Abstract: A lubricant, which includes an ionic liquid including a conjugate base and a conjugate acid, wherein the conjugate acid is represented by General Formula (A) below, and wherein a pKa of an acid that is a source of the conjugate base in acetonitrile is 10 or less, where, in General Formula (A), R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a group including a hydrocarbon group, with the proviso that at least one of the hydrocarbon groups in R1, R2, and R3 is a straight-chain hydrocarbon group having 6 or greater carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kondo, Kouki Hatsuda, Nobuo Tano, Pankaj Baghel
  • Publication number: 20180291302
    Abstract: A lubricant including an ionic liquid wherein the ionic liquid includes a cation that is represented by General Formula (A) below and is free from a fluorine atom, and an anion that is represented by General Formula (X) below and is free from a fluorine atom,
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kondo, Kouki Hatsuda, Nobuo Tano, Pankaj Baghel