Patents by Inventor Hirofumi Nakano

Hirofumi Nakano 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: 10630522
    Abstract: To reduce a hardware circuit scale and a memory capacity in a communication system reducing a PAPR. A transmitter includes a transmission processing feedback type FIR filter configured to feed back data outputted from the last stage delay element of a plurality of delay elements included in an FIR filter to the first stage delay element and configured to set an initial value to a delay element in a predetermined position, of the delay elements, and performs transmission processing by using the transmission processing feedback type FIR filter. A receiver includes a reception processing feedback type FIR filter configured similarly to the transmission processing feedback type FIR filter and performs reception processing by using the reception processing feedback type FIR filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Nakano, Yoshitaka Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10581367
    Abstract: The rotating-electric-machine control apparatus is provided with two or more torque compensation amount maps that each store a torque compensation amount corresponding to a detection rotation speed and a first torque command and a torque compensation amount map selector that selects a single torque compensation amount map from the two or more torque compensation amount maps, based on at least one of the detection rotation speed and control information indicating a control method utilized by the voltage applying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Fujii, Kotaro Nakano, Daiki Matsuura, Noriyuki Wada, Yoshihiko Kimpara
  • Publication number: 20190357597
    Abstract: To provide a novel liquid supply method. Provided is a method for supplying a liquid to an inhaler cartridge including a housing body including an accommodation space capable of accommodating a liquid, a first opening communicating with the accommodation space and opened in a first direction, and a second opening communicating with the accommodation space and opened in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction, and a cap configured to be formed separately from the housing body and close the first opening. The method includes the steps of: closing the first opening with the cap, and after the first opening is closed, supplying the liquid to the accommodation space through the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Tomoichi WATANABE, Hirofumi MATSUMOTO, Takuma NAKANO, Kei OISHI
  • Publication number: 20190343186
    Abstract: To provide an inhaler cartridge and an inhaler including a novel structure. Provided is a cartridge for an inhaler. The cartridge includes: a housing including an accommodation space capable of accommodating a liquid, an air flow passage, and a partition member partitioning the accommodation space and the air flow passage in a longitudinal direction; and a heater configured to be capable of heating the liquid and arranged in the air flow passage. The partition member includes an opening opened in a transverse direction to bring the accommodation space into communication with the air flow passage. The opening includes an upstream-side opening edge and a downstream-side opening edge. The partition member includes an upstream-side end and a downstream-side end. A distance between the upstream-side opening edge and the upstream-side end is smaller than a distance between the downstream-side opening edge and the downstream-side end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Tomoichi WATANABE, Hirofumi MATSUMOTO, Takuma NAKANO, Kei OISHI
  • Publication number: 20190307166
    Abstract: A cartridge for a non-burning type flavor inhaler including a flow path forming body having a shape extending along a predetermined direction to form an aerosol flow path, an outer frame having a shape extending along the predetermined direction to accommodate the flow path forming body, a reservoir that is configured to retain an aerosol source, is positioned on the periphery of the flow path forming body in a cross section orthogonal to the predetermined direction and is positioned in a gap between the flow path forming body and the outer frame and an end cap that closes the gap from the downstream side, wherein an outer edge of the end cap contacts an inner wall surface of the outer frame in the cross section orthogonal to the predetermined direction and wherein an inner edge of the end cap is positioned between the outer edge of the flow path forming body and the inner edge of the flow path forming body in the cross section orthogonal to the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hirofumi MATSUMOTO, Akihiko SUZUKI, Manabu TAKEUCHI, Takuma NAKANO, Masafumi TARORA, Manabu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190253297
    Abstract: To reduce a hardware circuit scale and a memory capacity in a communication system reducing a PAPR. A transmitter includes a transmission processing feedback type FIR filter configured to feed back data outputted from the last stage delay element of a plurality of delay elements included in an FIR filter to the first stage delay element and configured to set an initial value to a delay element in a predetermined position, of the delay elements, and performs transmission processing by using the transmission processing feedback type FIR filter. A receiver includes a reception processing feedback type FIR filter configured similarly to the transmission processing feedback type FIR filter and performs reception processing by using the reception processing feedback type FIR filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Hirofumi NAKANO, Yoshitaka SHIBUYA
  • Publication number: 20190253659
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a plurality of pixels and a readout circuit. Each of the plurality of pixels includes a pixel circuit including a photoelectric conversion unit. The readout circuit is configured for reading out a signal from the plurality of pixels. The pixel circuit of each of the plurality of pixels includes at least a first transistor that receives a signal based on signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion unit and is a part of a differential pair. The pixel circuit or the readout circuit has a second transistor. The size of the first transistor and the size of the second transistor are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Shinya Nakano, Hirofumi Totsuka, Daisuke Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20190223512
    Abstract: A flavor inhaler includes a heating element that atomizes an aerosol source and a supply member that has a discharge port for supplying the aerosol source to the heating element. The heating element has a porous structure, and is disposed apart from the discharge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Takuma NAKANO, Hirofumi MATSUMOTO, Manabu YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10342258
    Abstract: This non-combusting flavor inhaler is provided with: a power source unit which comprises at least a battery; a first cartridge which comprises at least a vaporizer unit which, with power provided from an aerosol source and the battery, vaporizes an aerosol source without combustion; a second cartridge which has at least a flavor source and which imparts flavor to the aerosol vaporized by the vaporizer unit by said aerosol passing through said second cartridge; and a control unit which, upon detecting that it is time for the second cartridge to be replaced, controls a notification unit to notify that it is time for the second cartridge to be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Matsumoto, Akihiko Suzuki, Manabu Takeuchi, Takuma Nakano, Masafumi Tarora, Manabu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10193126
    Abstract: A battery terminal includes a shaft portion and a flange portion. The battery terminal is made of a clad material in which at least a first metal layer and a second metal layer are bonded to each other. Each of the shaft portion and the flange portion includes the first metal layer on a first side in a shaft direction and the second metal layer on a second side in the shaft direction. The first metal layer in the shaft portion includes a protruding portion that further protrudes to the second side in the shaft direction with respect to a surface of the first metal layer on the second side in the shaft direction in the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: HITACHI METALS, LTD., AOYAMA SEISAKUSHO IBARAKI PLANT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Oda, Masaharu Yamamoto, Masaaki Ishio, Naonori Ishii, Hirofumi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20180292396
    Abstract: Provided is a method for measuring tyrosine phosphatase and tyrosine kinase activity, as a high-sensitivity measuring method, which is suitable for high throughput and which uses a compound represented by general formula (I) (in the formula, A represents a conjugated ring; L represents a linker or the like having a labeling substance at an end; R1 represents a hydrogen atom or the like; and R2 and R3 each represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group or the like).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shinichi SATO, Hiroyuki NAKAMURA, Hirofumi NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20170145005
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a novel PIM-3 inhibitor and a novel cancer therapeutic drug, in particular, a therapeutic drug for pancreatic cancer. [Solution] A PIM-3 kinase inhibitor comprising a compound represented by general formula (I) or a pharmacologically acceptable salt, hydrate or solvate thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Tetsuo NAGANO, Hirofumi NAKANO, Tsukasa HASEGAWA, Nae SAITO, Hirotatsu KOJIMA, Takayoshi OKABE, Naofumi MUKAIDA
  • Publication number: 20160368895
    Abstract: [Problem] The present invention addresses the problem of providing a compound that is useful for preventing or treating diseases associated with malfunctioning of PGI2 receptors, in particular, pulmonary hypertension. [Solution] A positive allosteric regulator of a PGI2 receptor which comprises a compound represented by formula (1) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate or solvate thereof. (1) (In the formula, R1 is a branched chain or cyclic alkyl or alkenyl having 3 to 10 carbon atoms which may be substituted, R2 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl having 1 to 6 carbon atoms which may be substituted, R3 is 1 to 4 substituents which are the same or different independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl having 1 to 6 carbon atoms which may be substituted, and an alkoxy having 1 to 6 carbon atoms which may be substituted, and A is an aryl which may be substituted or a heteroaryl which may be substituted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION OKAYAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tetsuo NAGANO, Takayoshi OKABE, Hirotatsu KOJIMA, Toshifumi SUZUKI, Kenjiro HANAOKA, Manabu SHIMONISHI, Shinichiro EGASHIRA, Hirofumi NAKANO, Kazuo KUMAGAI, Hiroyuki MIYACHI, Kenji MATSUNO, Minoru WAKI
  • Patent number: 9453278
    Abstract: A deposition device that deposits material particles includes an ionization section that ionizes the material particles utilizing a photoelectric effect in a reaction chamber to which the material particles are supplied, and an electrode section that guides the ionized material particles to a given area utilizing a Coulomb force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Labotec Limited
    Inventor: Hirofumi Nakano
  • Patent number: 9437865
    Abstract: To provide an active material having high capacity and excellent cycle characteristics. An active material has a layered crystal structure and is expressed by a compositional formula (1) LiyNiaCobMncMdOx (1), where the element M is at least one kind of element selected from the group consisting of Al, Si, Zr, Ti, Fe, Mg, Nb, Ba, and V; 1.9?(a+b+c+d+y)?2.1; 1.05?y?1.35; 0<a?0.3; 0<b?0.25; 0.3?c?0.7; 0?d?0.1; and 1.9?x?2.1, and wherein 0.69?Ni?/Ni??0.85, where Ni? is the Ni composition amount at a center portion of the active material primary particle, and Ni? is the Ni composition amount in the vicinity of a surface (in a width of 30 nm from the surface).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki Seki, Tomohiko Kato, Hirofumi Nakano, Atsushi Sano
  • Publication number: 20160118641
    Abstract: A battery terminal includes a shaft portion and a flange portion. The battery terminal is made of a clad material in which at least a first metal layer and a second metal layer are bonded to each other. Each of the shaft portion and the flange portion includes the first metal layer on a first side in a shaft direction and the second metal layer on a second side in the shaft direction. The first metal layer in the shaft portion includes a protruding portion that further protrudes to the second side in the shaft direction with respect to a surface of the first metal layer on the second side in the shaft direction in the flange portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicants: NEOMAX MATERIALS CO., LTD., HITACHI METALS, LTD., AOYAMA SEISAKUSHO IBARAKI PLANT CO,. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Oda, Masaharu Yamamoto, Masaaki Ishio, Naonori Ishii, Hirofumi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20150344404
    Abstract: The present invention to provide a novel pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase inhibitors. A pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase inhibitor comprising a compound represented by the general formula (I) as an active ingredient (wherein, ring A represents a 6-membered aromatic hydrocarbon ring optionally substituted with 2-4 substituents, R1 and R4, which are the same or different, represent a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl group, R2 and R3, which are the same or different, represent a hydrogen atom, a carboxyl group, an optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl group, an optionally substituted C6-10 aryl group, or a group represented by —C (?R9)—R10), a pharmaceutical composition for treatment or prophylaxis of diseases or disorders that pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase relates to its development or aggravation, and a cosmetic composition, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Satoshi OMURA, Hirofumi NAKANO, Kenzaburo YAMAJI, Tsuyoshi YAMAMOTO, Hiroshi KIDO, Kazuhiko YAMANE, Toshiaki SUNAZUKA, Tomoyasu HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20150335610
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a therapeutic agent or preventive agent for exacerbation of influenza, specifically to provide a novel pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase 4 (PDK4) inhibitor. The present invention relates to a PDK4 inhibitor, medical composition or cosmetic composition containing as the active ingredient a compound represented by any one of the following general formulas (I) through (III) and a pharmaceutically acceptable ester derivative thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKUSHIMA, THE KITASATO INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Satoshi OMURA, Hirofumi NAKANO, Kenzaburo YAMAJI, Tsuyoshi YAMAMOTO, Hiroshi KIDO, Junji CHIDA, Kazuhiko YAMANE
  • Patent number: 9156827
    Abstract: An anticancer agent comprising a compound represented by the formula (I) [R1 represents hydrogen atom, hydroxyl group, a C1-6 alkoxy group and the like; R2 and R3 represents hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group and the like; R4 represents hydrogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group, a C1-6 alkylsulfonyl group and the like; R5 represents hydrogen atom or a substituent; represents a single bond or a double bond; R6 and R7 represents hydrogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group and the like; R8 represents hydrogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group and the like; A represents —O—, —S—, or —CH2—; D represents —C? or —N?; X represents methylene group, —O—, or —CO—; Q represents —N? or —C(R8)?; and Y represents a heterocyclic group or amino group], which shows a superior inhibitory activity against pim-1 kinase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, RIKEN
    Inventors: Tetsuo Nagano, Takayoshi Okabe, Hirotatsu Kojima, Nae Saito, Hirofumi Nakano, Masanao Abe, Akiko Tanaka, Teruki Honma, Shigeyuki Yokoyama, Keiko Tsuganezawa, Hitomi Yuki
  • Patent number: 9111649
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor device which is simple in configuration and resistant to tampering. A user input unit receives an authentication code input by a user. A CPU determines whether a user's access is legal based on the input authentication code and activates an enable signal if the user's access is legal. A normal row decoder decodes the row address specified by the CPU and selects a normal memory cell of any row based on the result of decode. A redundancy row decoder prohibits the selection by the normal row decoder when the specified row address agrees with the row address of a predetermined normal memory cell only if the enable signal is activated and selects a redundant memory cell of any row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Kawamura, Hirofumi Nakano, Hiroyuki Kawai