Patents by Inventor Hirohisa Abe

Hirohisa Abe 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: 20220227264
    Abstract: A rotating device for a vehicle interior item is provided with latching means that is provided on a side of a base member having a rotation support part, and engagement means that is provided on a side of a rotating member supporting a vehicle interior item and being rotatably supported by the rotation support part, and can be switched between a state in which the engagement means engages with the latching means so as to suppress detachment of the rotating member from the base member and a state in which the engagement with the latching means is released when the rotating member attains the rotatable state, wherein the latching means and the engagement means are disposed further outside than the rotating member in plan view at least when the rotating member is in the non-rotating state. Accordingly, it is possible to suppress an increase in the height while suppressing detachment when the vehicle interior item is not rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Haruki MOCHIZUKI, Akira MIYOSHI, Takuji KANEDA, Hirohisa ABE
  • Patent number: 11186810
    Abstract: A cell culture container includes a storage container, a cell culture area, a culture solution supply unit, and a discharge unit. The cell culture area is a region for culturing cells, and is provided in the storage container. The culture solution supply unit supplies the culture solution into the cell culture area at a flow rate equal to or less than a predetermined flow rate. The discharge unit discharges the liquid in the cell culture area to the outside of the storage container. A rectification unit is a structure in which a plurality of outflow ports are uniformly arranged in a direction perpendicular to the flow direction of the culture solution from the culture solution supply unit to the discharge unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, YOKOHAMA CITY UNIVERSITY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tomoki Ohkubo, Masaki Kanai, Hirohisa Abe, Hideki Taniguchi, Masahiro Kinooka, Goro Kobayashi, Takanori Takebe
  • Patent number: 10695965
    Abstract: A method for making a synthetic resin injection molded body that is gate-cut by die opening after injection molding by means of a pinpoint gate 9. A cavity 10 is filled with a molten resin, from a first sprue 6 that is provided coaxially with the injection direction of the molten resin, through a runner 7 that is provided in the perpendicular direction to the first sprue 6, via a pinpoint gate 9 that is formed on a tip part of a second sprue 8 that is provided horizontally to the injection direction of the molten resin, from a gate port 9a of the pinpoint gate 9 formed on a cavity plane that is in parallel with the die opening direction; after cooling, gate cutting is performed by means of die opening; and a molded body is taken out in an ejection step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirohisa Abe, Satoru Fukuzawa
  • Patent number: 10670074
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a durable semispherical shoe which can be prevented from being subjected to seizure even in a dry lubrication state in which there is no lubricating oil at a start time of an operation of a swash plate compressor, can be restrained from deteriorating in its lubricating property due to generated frictional heat, and can be restrained from deteriorating in its strength at a production time and an injection molding die. A semispherical shoe (4), for a swash plate compressor, to be produced by the production method has a base material (5), consisting of a hard material, which has a hollow part along a central axis thereof and a resin layer, consisting of a resin composition, which is formed on a surface of a planar part, disposed on a periphery of the base member, which is to be subjected to sliding contact with the swash plate and on a surface of a spherical part, disposed on the periphery thereof, which is to be subjected to sliding contact with a piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Ishii, Satoru Fukuzawa, Hirohisa Abe, Akihiro Oomori
  • Patent number: 10598167
    Abstract: A swash plate compressor in which a lubricating film is not formed on a sliding contact surface of the swash plate and the piston owing to the use of the semispherical shoe. The semispherical shoe (4) is subjected to sliding contact with the swash plate of the swash plate compressor and the piston thereof. A base material (5) consists of a metallic member having a resin layer (6b) formed on a surface of a planar part (4b) that is subjected to sliding contact with the swash plate. A resin layer (6a) is formed on a surface of a spherical part (4a) to be subjected to sliding contact with the piston. The resin layer (6a) and the resin layer (6b) are integral with each other. At least one portion of the base material (5) is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Ishii, Satoru Fukuzawa, Hirohisa Abe, Akihiro Oomori
  • Patent number: 10518667
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Abe, Toshiyuki Tsujibayashi
  • Publication number: 20190308351
    Abstract: To provide a synthetic resin thrust plate having usable plane accuracy while eliminating correction of the plane shape thereof with a hot-plate press and a method for manufacturing the same. A synthetic resin thrust plate 1 is a hollow disc-shaped, synthetic resin thrust plate having a plurality of radial grooves 2 and 3 at equiangular intervals in terms of a disc central angle on both thrust faces 1a and 1b, respectively. The grooves 2 on one thrust face 1a and the grooves 3 on another thrust face 1b are the same in number. The grooves 2 on the one thrust face 1a and the grooves 3 on the other thrust face 1b are arranged so as not to overlap with each other in a circumferential direction. In particular, the grooves 2 on the one thrust face 1a and the grooves 3 on the other thrust face 1b are arranged in a staggered manner so as to have an angular deviation of ½ of an angular interval between the grooves adjacent to each other on the same thrust face in terms of the disc central angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru FUKUZAWA, Hirohisa ABE
  • Patent number: 10414299
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat foldable by rotation of rotary links disposed below a seat cushion in a direction toward the seat cushion, a front end portion of the seat cushion includes a suspending portion of a cushion pad and a skin material covering the suspending portion. Contact portions of the front end portion of the seat cushion contacting the rotary links when the vehicle seat is in a folded state include a recessed portion provided at the suspending portion, and a flexible plate provided at an outer skin material downwardly extending along a front surface of the suspending portion in the skin material covering the recessed portion. The flexible plate is configured to restore the shape of the outer skin material when the rotary links are separated from the contact portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Ikawa, Takeshi Akutsu, Hirohisa Abe, Muneyuki Nogami
  • Publication number: 20190136171
    Abstract: A well has a pair of side surfaces, and one of the side surfaces is in contact with a compartment of a first channel with a gas-permeable membrane being interposed therebetween and the other side surface is in contact with a compartment of a second channel with a gas-permeable membrane being interposed therebetween. The well is filled with a liquid cell culture medium, and in such a state, a high-concentration gas and a low-concentration gas, which are different in the concentration of a specific component from each other, are allowed to flow through the first and second channels, respectively, to form a concentration distribution of the specific component in the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, KYOTO UNIVERSITY, WASEDA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tatsuya Munaka, Hirohisa Abe, Masaki Kanai, Masakazu Akechi, Taira Maekawa, Shinya Kimura, Eishi Ashihara, Shuichi Shoji, Kentaro Kawai
  • Publication number: 20190078044
    Abstract: A cell culture container includes a storage container, a cell culture area, a culture solution supply unit, and a discharge unit. The cell culture area is a region for culturing cells, and is provided in the storage container. The culture solution supply unit supplies the culture solution into the cell culture area at a flow rate equal to or less than a predetermined flow rate. The discharge unit discharges the liquid in the cell culture area to the outside of the storage container. A rectification unit is a structure in which a plurality of outflow ports are uniformly arranged in a direction perpendicular to the flow direction of the culture solution from the culture solution supply unit to the discharge unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicants: Shimadzu Corporation, Yokohama City University, Osaka University, Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki OHKUBO, Masaki KANAI, Hirohisa ABE, Hideki TANIGUCHI, Masahiro KINOOKA, Goro KOBAYASHI, Takanori TAKEBE
  • Publication number: 20190054845
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat foldable by rotation of rotary links disposed below a seat cushion in a direction toward the seat cushion, a front end portion of the seat cushion includes a suspending portion of a cushion pad and a skin material covering the suspending portion. Contact portions of the front end portion of the seat cushion contacting the rotary links when the vehicle seat is in a folded state include a recessed portion provided at the suspending portion, and a flexible plate provided at an outer skin material downwardly extending along a front surface of the suspending portion in the skin material covering the recessed portion. The flexible plate is configured to restore the shape of the outer skin material when the rotary links are separated from the contact portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Haruki Ikawa, Takeshi Akutsu, Hirohisa Abe, Muneyuki Nogami
  • Patent number: 10106060
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat foldable by rotation of rotary links disposed below a seat cushion in a direction toward the seat cushion, a front end portion of the seat cushion includes a suspending portion of a cushion pad and a skin material covering the suspending portion. Contact portions of the front end portion of the seat cushion contacting the rotary links when the vehicle seat is in a folded state include a recessed portion provided at the suspending portion, and a flexible plate provided at an outer skin material downwardly extending along a front surface of the suspending portion in the skin material covering the recessed portion. The flexible plate is configured to restore the shape of the outer skin material when the rotary links are separated from the contact portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Ikawa, Takeshi Akutsu, Hirohisa Abe, Muneyuki Nogami
  • Publication number: 20180072191
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Hirohisa Abe, Toshiyuki Tsujibayashi
  • Patent number: 9910019
    Abstract: A pressure control valve includes a pressure control block including a bore hole that is bored perpendicularly from one outer surface, and two internal channel openings of whose end portions are at a bottom surface of the bore hole, a valve body having elasticity and covering the bottom surface of the bore hole, a sealing member for pressing a portion of the valve body against the bottom surface of the bore hole, the portion abutting a peripheral edge portion of a portion of the bottom surface where the openings are provided, and an actuator for driving a portion, of the valve body, abutting the portion where the openings are provided in a direction perpendicular to the bottom surface of the bore hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroomi Goto, Tsunehiro Inoue, Takahiro Mori, Hirohisa Abe
  • Patent number: 9821684
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Abe, Toshiyuki Tsujibayashi
  • Patent number: 9789793
    Abstract: A vehicle seat compactly stowed in a stowed state while suppressing contact between pivot links. A stowable seat includes an inner link, an outer link, and a guide link coupled to a seat cushion of the seat, the links are pivoted with respect to a vehicle body floor in order to move the seat cushion to a stowed position. The inner link, the outer link, and the guide link are arranged at positions different from each other in the width direction of the seat so that contact between the pivot links is suppressed. Further, the guide link is arranged at a position different from the inner link and the outer link in the front to back direction of the seat so that the seat can be compactly stowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Abe, Takeshi Akutsu, Haruki Ikawa
  • Publication number: 20170276175
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a durable semispherical shoe which can be prevented from being subjected to seizure even in a dry lubrication state in which there is no lubricating oil at a start time of an operation of a swash plate compressor, can be restrained from deteriorating in its lubricating property due to generated frictional heat, and can be restrained from deteriorating in its strength at a production time and an injection molding die. A semispherical shoe (4), for a swash plate compressor, to be produced by the production method has a base material (5), consisting of a hard material, which has a hollow part along a central axis thereof and a resin layer, consisting of a resin composition, which is formed on a surface of a planar part, disposed on a periphery of the base member, which is to be subjected to sliding contact with the swash plate and on a surface of a spherical part, disposed on the periphery thereof, which is to be subjected to sliding contact with a piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Takuya ISHII, Satoru FUKUZAWA, Hirohisa ABE, Akihiro OOMORI
  • Patent number: 9766214
    Abstract: A supercritical fluid chromatograph includes a supercritical flow path, a mobile phase supply section for supplying a mobile phase containing liquid carbon dioxide, a sample introduction section, a sample separation section, a detector, and a pressure control valve. A valve post-stage flow path is connected to a fluid outlet of the pressure control valve, and the inside of the valve post-stage flow path is maintained by pressure maintaining means at a pressure by which a mobile phase from the fluid outlet of the pressure control valve is not vaporized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroomi Goto, Tsunehiro Inoue, Takahiro Mori, Hirohisa Abe
  • Publication number: 20170225595
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat foldable by rotation of rotary links disposed below a seat cushion in a direction toward the seat cushion, a front end portion of the seat cushion includes a suspending portion of a cushion pad and a skin material covering the suspending portion. Contact portions of the front end portion of the seat cushion contacting the rotary links when the vehicle seat is in a folded state include a recessed portion provided at the suspending portion, and a flexible plate provided at an outer skin material downwardly extending along a front surface of the suspending portion in the skin material covering the recessed portion. The flexible plate is configured to restore the shape of the outer skin material when the rotary links are separated from the contact portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruki Ikawa, Takeshi Akutsu, Hirohisa Abe, Muneyuki Nogami
  • Publication number: 20170211560
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a semispherical shoe which can be prevented from being subjected to seizure even in a dry lubrication state in which there is no lubricating oil at the start time of an operation of a swash plate compressor, is excellent in its sliding contact property and load resistance, does not deteriorate in its lubricating property due to generated frictional heat, does not subject a resin layer to peeling from a base material, and ensures sufficient durability. It is another object of the present invention to provide a swash plate compressor in which a lubricating film is not formed on a sliding contact surface of the swash plate and that of a piston owing to the use of the semispherical shoe. A semispherical shoe (4) is subjected to sliding contact with the swash plate of the swash plate compressor and the piston thereof. Abase material (5) consists of a metallic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: NTN Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya ISHII, Satoru FUKUZAWA, Hirohisa ABE, Akihiro OOMORI