Patents by Inventor Hiroki Kataoka

Hiroki Kataoka 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: 20200081026
    Abstract: To provide a vascular sap flow speed sensor having a size allowing measurement of the flow speed of vascular sap in a part of a plant such as a stem and capable of being manufactured at low cost. A vascular sap flow speed sensor 1 includes a heater sensor HS and a reference sensor RS. The heater sensor HS includes: a first probe unit 10a including a heat transfer plate 11 and a probe 12; a heater 20; a first temperature sensor 30a; and a first housing 40a in which the heat transfer plate 11, the heater 20, and the first temperature sensor 30a are housed. The reference sensor RS includes: a second probe unit 10b including a heat transfer plate 11 and a probe 12; a second temperature sensor 30b; and a second housing 40b in which the heat transfer plate 11 and the second temperature sensor 30b are housed. Each of the first probe unit 10a and the second probe unit 10b is made of a metallic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Fusao SHIMOKAWA, Kyosuke NAKADA, Hidekuni TAKAO, Kyohei TERAO, Hidenori YOSHIMURA, Hiroki ISHIZUKA, Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI, Ikuo KATAOKA
  • Patent number: 10464789
    Abstract: An upper turning body mounted on a lower body for a crane includes a turning frame mounted on the lower body to turn freely and a boom provided to the turning frame to be raised and lowered freely. The turning frame includes a pair of attachment brackets to which a base end section of the boom is attached such that the boom is free to be raised and lowered, and a main frame to which the pair of attachment brackets are provided with an interval in the left-right direction of the upper turning body. The dimension of the main frame in the front-rear direction of the upper turning body orthogonal to the left-right direction is smaller than the dimension of the main frame in the left-right direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: KOBE STEEL, LTD., KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuto Kataoka, Takunori Yamaguchi, Hiromitsu Hamaguchi, Yasuhiro Nakashima, Yoji Hanawa, Hiroki Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20190315605
    Abstract: An upper turning body mounted on a lower body for a crane includes a turning frame mounted on the lower body to turn freely, and a boom provided to the turning frame to be raised and lowered freely. The turning frame includes a pair of attachment brackets to which a base end section of the boom is attached such that the boom is free to be raised and lowered, and a frame body to which the pair of attachment brackets are provided with an interval in a left-right direction of the upper turning body. The frame body is formed of a plurality of divided frames arranged side by side in the left-right direction of the upper turning body, adjacent divided frames of the plurality of divided frames being separably joined to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.), KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuto KATAOKA, Takunori YAMAGUCHI, Hiromitsu HAMAGUCHI, Yasuhiro NAKASHIMA, Yoji HANAWA, Hiroki NAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190261176
    Abstract: When updating a key to guarantee security, updating the key during decryption of update data causes an ECU to stop functioning due to a decryption failure. Therefore, an in-vehicle gateway or a key management device of the present invention includes: an update data acquisition unit that receives, from outside a vehicle, update data encrypted with a predetermined key; a key acquisition unit that receives a key from outside the vehicle; a key storage unit in which the key received by the key acquisition unit is stored; and a decryption unit that decrypts the update data acquired by the update data acquisition unit based on the key stored in the storage unit, in which the update data acquisition unit transmits a key acquisition request signal after completion of decryption of the update data by the decryption unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki YAMAZAKI, Mikio KATAOKA
  • Patent number: 9171413
    Abstract: A paper processing apparatus includes a discriminating unit. The discriminating unit can discriminate papers inserted into the papers processing apparatus. Discriminated papers are ejected to storage compartments based on discrimination results. Only papers that are discriminated as counterfeit are ejected to one of the storage compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kataoka, Takeshi Yamagata
  • Patent number: 8448623
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a crankcase unit forming a crank chamber, a cylinder having a cylinder bore and a projecting portion extending toward the crankcase unit so as to be coupled thereto, a piston that reciprocates in the cylinder bore of the cylinder provided with the projecting portion. The crankcase unit has a wall section and a space is formed between the projecting portion of the cylinder and the wall section of the crankcase unit when the crank case unit and cylinder having the projecting portion is coupled, and the space formed between the projecting portion of the cylinder and the wall section of the crankcase unit and an outside space of the crank chamber are communicated by a communicating groove which is provided to at least either one of the cylinder and the crankcase unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20130047869
    Abstract: A paper processing apparatus includes a discriminating unit. The discriminating unit can discriminate papers inserted into the papers processing apparatus. Discriminated papers are ejected to storage compartments based on discrimination results. Only papers that are discriminated as counterfeit are ejected to one of the storage compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki KATAOKA, Takeshi YAMAGATA
  • Patent number: 7969032
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a first input that receives a first rotational speed information of a windmill mechanically generated by a mechanical rotation detection unit; a second input that receives a second rotational speed information of the windmill based on an alternating current output of a generator attached to the windmill; and a controller configured to compare the first and second rotational speed information, to determine whether a difference between the first and second rotational speed information is greater than a predetermined value and to execute a predetermined anomaly processing in response to the difference being greater than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Sinfonia Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Shinya, Sachiko Shinya, legal representative, Masashi Kutsuna, Takeo Ito, Masami Morita, Hiroki Kataoka, Hiroaki Nishiono
  • Publication number: 20110042951
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a first input that receives a first rotational speed information of a windmill mechanically generated by a mechanical rotation detection unit; a second input that receives a second rotational speed information of the windmill based on an alternating current output of a generator attached to the windmill; and a controller configured to compare the first and second rotational speed information, to determine whether a difference between the first and second rotational speed information is greater than a predetermined value and to execute a predetermined anomaly processing in response to the difference being greater than the predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: SINFONIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu SHINYA, Sachiko Shinya, Masashi Kutsuna, Takeo Ito, Masami Morita, Hiroki Kataoka, Hiroaki Nishiono
  • Publication number: 20110030647
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a crankcase unit forming a crank chamber, a cylinder having a cylinder bore and a projecting portion extending toward the crankcase unit so as to be coupled thereto, a piston that reciprocates in the cylinder bore of the cylinder provided with the projecting portion. The crankcase unit has a wall section and a space is formed between the projecting portion of the cylinder and the wall section of the crankcase unit when the crank case unit and cylinder having the projecting portion is coupled, and the space formed between the projecting portion of the cylinder and the wall section of the crankcase unit and an outside space of the crank chamber are communicated by a communicating groove which is provided to at least either one of the cylinder and the crankcase unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Kataoka
  • Patent number: 7510366
    Abstract: A vertical axis type wind power station and a blade manufacturing process, which can stabilize the turning motions of blades and can raise the power generation efficiency by lightening the blades to smoothen the turning motions of the blades; a structure and method for mounting the wind-driven device of a wind power station, by which the wind-driven device can be easily disposed at the upper portion of a building; and a windbreak wind power plant for breaking the wind by using the vertical axis type wind power stations or wind-driven devices arranged along the shoreline or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Okubo, Kazumichi Kato, Hirosuke Imabayashi, Toshio Miki, Hideki Tamura, Hiroo Mike, Akira Shiozaki, Yushi Sato, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Tetsuyuki Kimura, Nobuhiro Saito, Hiroki Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20060120872
    Abstract: A vertical axis type wind power station and a blade manufacturing process, which can stabilize the turning motions of blades and can raise the power generation efficiency by lightening the blades to smoothen the turning motions of the blades; a structure and method for mounting the wind-driven device of a wind power station, by which the wind-driven device can be easily disposed at the upper portion of a building; and a windbreak wind power plant for breaking the wind by using the vertical axis type wind power stations or wind-driven devices arranged along the shoreline or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Applicant: SHINKO ELECTRIC CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kazuo Okubo, Kazumichi Kato, Hirosuke Imabayashi, Toshio Miki, Hideki Tamura, Hiroo Mike, Akira Shiozaki, Yushi Sato, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Tetsuyuki Kimura, Nobuhiro Saito, Hiroki Kataoka
  • Patent number: D590340
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Sayama, Masami Morita, Hiroki Kataoka, Hiroaki Nishiono, Junichi Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi Muraoka
  • Patent number: D641699
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Sayama, Masami Morita, Hiroki Kataoka, Hiroaki Nishiono, Junichi Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi Muraoka