Patents by Inventor Hironobu Ota

Hironobu Ota 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: 10611235
    Abstract: A grille shutter control device of a vehicle includes an encapsulation structure covering an engine, a grille shutter provided at an opening formed at a front wall portion of the encapsulation structure, an actuator configured to move the grille shutter to open/close the opening, and a controller configured to control the actuator. The controller determines whether or not heat damage occurs on a related component relating to the engine upon key OFF, closes the grille shutter upon key OFF in the case of determining that the heat damage will not occur, and opens the grille shutter upon key OFF in the case of determining that the heat damage will occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironobu Sakashita, Kentaro Ota, Masahiro Nagoshi, Keisuke Tanaka, Shinichi Hikitani, Junki Yoshizako, Masanobu Koutoku, Toshinori Ueno
  • Patent number: 9769991
    Abstract: The present invention provides a planting container capable of sufficiently and stably supply planting water to a rhizosphere where roots of a plant grow, securing as large a space as possible for the rhizosphere, and further accelerating the growth of the stem or leaves of the plant. The planting container comprises a planting container body 1 including a planting space 2 having an opening at a front portion thereof to allow a plant to grow, a reservoir 8 for planting water that is provided in a lower part of the planting space 2, and a water-absorbing planting bed placed within the planting space 2 with a bottom portion thereof being positioned in the reservoir 8 for absorbing planting water retained in the reservoir 8 to cultivate the plant, wherein the container further comprises a receiving surface 10 for receiving the planting bed within the planting space 2 formed as an inclined surface that is raised progressively toward the opening and is lowered progressively away from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Hironobu Ota, Norio Kanayama
  • Publication number: 20110036008
    Abstract: The present invention provides a planting container capable of sufficiently and stably supply planting water to a rhizosphere where roots of a plant grow, securing as large a space as possible for the rhizosphere, and further accelerating the growth of the stem or leaves of the plant. The planting container comprises a planting container body 1 including a planting space 2 having an opening at a front portion thereof to allow a plant to grow, a reservoir 8 for planting water that is provided in a lower part of the planting space 2, and a water-absorbing planting bed placed within the planting space 2 with a bottom portion thereof being positioned in the reservoir 8 for absorbing planting water retained in the reservoir 8 to cultivate the plant, wherein the container further comprises a receiving surface 10 for receiving the planting bed within the planting space 2 formed as an inclined surface that is raised progressively toward the opening and is lowered progressively away from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Hironobu Ota, Norio Kanayama