Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Adachi

Hiroshi Adachi 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: 20240147001
    Abstract: An information processing device that processes video or audio outputs from a television receiver using artificial intelligence is to be provided. The information processing device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires reproduction content; a detection unit that acquires information regarding a viewing status; a control unit that estimates reproduction content to be output, on the basis of information regarding a user who views the reproduction content and information regarding the creator who has created the reproduction content; and an output unit that outputs the estimated reproduction content. The control unit estimates signal processing for reducing the recognition gap between the user and the creator with respect to content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: TAKESHI HIRAMATSU, YOSHIYUKI KOBAYASHI, HIROSHI ADACHI
  • Patent number: 11932336
    Abstract: A method of properly aligning a sliding side door on a vehicle includes first preparing a prototype vehicle and determining how far out of alignment the door is to the body of the prototype vehicle. This amount of misalignment is then used to adjust the attachment position of an anchor plate to a sliding side door of the vehicle, so that the anchor plate is attached at a desired position to the production vehicle, which causes there to be no misalignment between the sliding side door and the body of the production vehicle. A jig is used to hold the anchor plate at the desired location while welding the anchor plate to the door. A roller assembly is then attached to the anchor plate and to a rail on a body of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shingu, Joji Goto, Takashi Fukahori, Yuichiro Saiki, Masatoshi Adachi, Christopher T. Laue, Khang C. Nguyen, Kenichiro Kagawa, Makoto Ono, Sunao Tachiki
  • Publication number: 20240017345
    Abstract: A method for joining different kinds of metal materials includes: preparing a rivet, a plurality of metal members, and a first electrode and a second electrode, each having shanks and electrode portions provided at the tips of the shanks; sandwiching the rivet and the plurality of metal members between a first electrode and a second electrode; and embedding the rivet into the metal member by pressurization and energization using the first electrode and the second electrode. The preparation step includes preparing, as the first electrode and the second electrode, two electrodes that satisfy a condition in which each of electrical resistance values of the first and second electrodes is lower than or equal to a sum of an electrical resistance value of the plurality of metal members to be joined and an electrical resistance value of the rivet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuhei OGURA, Tomohiko SEKIGUCHI, Shotaro KUROKAWA, Katsuhiro NAGASAWA, Hiroshi ADACHI, Daisuke YANAGIBASHI, Makoto AOYAMA, Keiichirou INAGAKI
  • Patent number: 11845869
    Abstract: A method for producing a thixotropic curable silicone composition is provided. The curable silicone composition comprises: (A) a silicone base material comprising: an organopolysiloxane having at least two alkoxysilyl-containing groups per molecule and a filler other than fumed silica; (B) a hydrophobic fumed silica; (C) a carbasilatrane derivative; (D) an alkoxysilane or its partial hydrolysis and condensation product; and (E) a condensation reaction catalyst. The method comprises the following steps: (I) mixing components (A) and (B); (II) mixing component (C) with a mixture obtained by step (I); and (III) mixing components (D) and (E) with a mixture obtained by step (II) under free of moisture. The curable silicone composition obtained by the method has an excellent thixotropic property and can cure at room temperature by contact with moisture in air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignees: DOW SILICONES CORPORATION, DOW TORAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Debo Hong, Xiucuo Li, Kazutoshi Okabe, Hiroshi Adachi, Lei Fang, Qi Chen
  • Publication number: 20230269537
    Abstract: Provided are an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a video sound output system that execute an output process of an acoustic signal in synchronization with a video signal. The information processing apparatus includes a control section that detects a position of a sound source appearing in a video displayed on a screen of a display unit and that uses one or more vibrators to vibrate the display unit and thereby control output of sound such that a sound image of sound in synchronization with the video is localized at the position where the sound source appears on the screen displaying the video. In a case of displaying videos of two or more video sources on individual windows, the control section localizes a sound image of a sound source detected from the video of each video source at a position where the sound source appears in the corresponding window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Yoshida, Hiroshi Adachi, Naoki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11647334
    Abstract: The information processing apparatus includes a control section that detects a position of a sound source appearing in a video displayed on a screen of a display unit and that uses one or more vibrators to vibrate the display unit and thereby control output of sound such that a sound image of sound in synchronization with the video is localized at the position where the sound source appears on the screen displaying the video. In a case of displaying videos of two or more video sources on individual windows, the control section localizes a sound image of a sound source detected from the video of each video source at a position where the sound source appears in the corresponding window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Akira Yoshida, Hiroshi Adachi, Naoki Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20230008403
    Abstract: An electrolysis electrode includes a conductive substrate, a catalyst layer and a tantalum oxide layer. The conductive substrate includes at least titanium. The catalyst layer is provided on the conductive substrate. The catalyst layer includes platinum and iridium oxide. The tantalum oxide layer is provided on the catalyst layer. In the electrolysis electrode, the catalyst layer is partially exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Mohd ERMAN, Fumitoshi SHINNO, Hiroshi ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20220267531
    Abstract: A method for producing a thixotropic curable silicone composition is provided. The curable silicone composition comprises: (A) a silicone base material comprising: an organopolysiloxane having at least two alkoxysilyl-containing groups per molecule and a filler other than fumed silica; (B) a hydrophobic fumed silica; (C) a carbasilatrane derivative; (D) an alkoxysilane or its partial hydrolysis and condensation product; and (E) a condensation reaction catalyst. The method comprises the following steps: (I) mixing components (A) and (B); (II) mixing component (C) with a mixture obtained by step (I); and (III) mixing components (D) and (E) with a mixture obtained by step (II) under free of moisture. The curable silicone composition obtained by the method has an excellent thixotropic property and can cure at room temperature by contact with moisture in air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Debo HONG, Xiucuo LI, Kazutoshi OKABE, Hiroshi ADACHI, Lei FANG, Qi CHEN
  • Publication number: 20220178034
    Abstract: An electrically conductive substrate contains at least titanium. An intermediate layer is provided on a primary surface of the electrically conductive substrate. A composite layer is provided on the intermediate layer. The composite layer includes tantalum layers and catalyst layers. Each of the catalyst layers contains platinum and iridium. Each of the tantalum layers is made from tantalum oxide, tantalum, or a mixture of tantalum oxide and tantalum. The tantalum layers and the catalyst layers are alternately stacked one layer by one layer in a thickness direction of the electrically conductive substrate. A bottom layer of the composite layer closest to the primary surface of the electrically conductive substrate is constituted by one tantalum layer of the tantalum layers. A top layer of the composite layer furthest from the electrically conductive substrate is constituted by one catalyst layer of the catalyst layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Mohd ERMAN, Fumitoshi SHINNO, Hiroshi ADACHI, Yoshiharu SANAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210306752
    Abstract: The information processing apparatus includes a control section that detects a position of a sound source appearing in a video displayed on a screen of a display unit and that uses one or more vibrators to vibrate the display unit and thereby control output of sound such that a sound image of sound in synchronization with the video is localized at the position where the sound source appears on the screen displaying the video. In a case of displaying videos of two or more video sources on individual windows, the control section localizes a sound image of a sound source detected from the video of each video source at a position where the sound source appears in the corresponding window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Yoshida, Hiroshi Adachi, Naoki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11048150
    Abstract: A cover, which is intended for a camera, includes: a base material and a laminated layer formed on the base material. The base material includes resin. The laminated layer includes: a contact layer that includes a siloxane acrylic resin, an acrylic resin including silica, or a silane acrylic resin; a hydrophilic layer that includes a silane acrylic resin; and an intermediate layer that includes resin and serves as a binder to bind the contact layer and the hydrophilic layer. The contact layer is disposed closest to the base material, among the contact layer, the intermediate layer, and the hydrophilic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Uchiyama, Hiroshi Adachi, Yoshihisa Matsuda, Tomokiyo Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200409237
    Abstract: A cover, which is intended for a camera, includes: a base material and a laminated layer formed on the base material. The base material includes resin. The laminated layer includes: a contact layer that includes a siloxane acrylic resin, an acrylic resin including silica, or a silane acrylic resin; a hydrophilic layer that includes a silane acrylic resin; and an intermediate layer that includes resin and serves as a binder to bind the contact layer and the hydrophilic layer. The contact layer is disposed closest to the base material, among the contact layer, the intermediate layer, and the hydrophilic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Hirokazu UCHIYAMA, Hiroshi ADACHI, Yoshihisa MATSUDA, Tomokiyo YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10698136
    Abstract: An optical member includes a substrate and a thin film that is disposed on the substrate and contains inorganic particles and a resin. The resin has a volume occupancy of less than 5% in a region up to at least 60 nm in depth from a surface of at least a part of the thin film, the surface being opposite from a substrate-end surface of the thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Uchiyama, Tomokiyo Yamada, Hiroshi Adachi
  • Patent number: 10640867
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for manufacturing a metallized film, the metallized film including: a dielectric film; a vapor-deposited metal electrode formed on a surface of the dielectric film. The vapor-deposited metal electrode includes a plurality of parts which have mutually different resistance values. The method includes a step of letting oil adhere to a region in the surface of the dielectric film on which the vapor-deposited metal electrode is to be formed and then bringing a vapor of metal into contact with the surface of the dielectric film. A quantity per unit area of the oil adhering to a part of the region on which a part of the vapor-deposited metal electrode having a relatively low resistance value is to be formed is smaller than a quantity per unit area of the oil adhering to another part of the region on which another part of the vapor-deposited metal electrode having a relatively high resistance value is to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Shiba, Shinsuke Itoi, Hiroshi Adachi, Yukinori Takamoto
  • Patent number: 10459368
    Abstract: A powder detector includes a driver to drive a motor, a stirrer to stir powder in a vessel, a vibration plate disposed in the vessel and vibrated by a flip of the stirrer rotated by the motor, and circuitry. The circuitry detects a vibration of the vibration plate, estimates an amount of powder based on a detection result of the vibration, and causes the driver to drive the motor from a starting point, so as to move the stirrer to a preset halt position. The starting point is a rotation angle of the motor on detection of the vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Sumihiro Inokuchi, Hiroshi Adachi, Masashi Hommi, Naohiro Funada, Norio Muraishi, Kengo Tanaka, Shingo Nishizaki, Masaki Karakawa
  • Patent number: 10385233
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a primer composition. The primer composition comprises: a tert butyl acetate solvent; an organometallic reagent selected from organotitanates, organozirconates, aluminum organometallic compounds, and any combination thereof; an organotin compound; a silane with at least 3 hydrolyzable groups; and a polyorganosiloxane resin. Optionally, the primer composition further comprises a second solvent different from the tert butyl acetate solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Dow Silicones Corporation, Dow Toray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Adachi, Brent D. Dull, Thomas W. Galbraith, Kenji Ota
  • Publication number: 20190196360
    Abstract: A powder detector includes a driver to drive a motor, a stirrer to stir powder in a vessel, a vibration plate disposed in the vessel and vibrated by a flip of the stirrer rotated by the motor, and circuitry. The circuitry detects a vibration of the vibration plate, estimates an amount of powder based on a detection result of the vibration, and causes the driver to drive the motor from a starting point, so as to move the stirrer to a preset halt position. The starting point is a rotation angle of the motor on detection of the vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Sumihiro INOKUCHI, Hiroshi ADACHI, Masashi HOMMI, Naohiro FUNADA, Norio MURAISHI, Kengo TANAKA, Shingo NISHIZAKI, Masaki KARAKAWA
  • Patent number: 10079394
    Abstract: A method of welding comprising contacting a first electrode to a porous body flow path, contacting a second electrode to a plate material, pressing the porous body flow path and the plate material by the first and second electrodes in a thickness direction of the plate material, and spot welding the porous body flow path and the plate material, wherein: a deformation of the plate material in a direction of the second electrode pressing the plate material is smaller than a deformation of the porous body flow path in a direction of the first electrode pressing the porous body flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Okabe, Makoto Aoyama, Hiroshi Adachi, Takashi Kondo
  • Publication number: 20180223422
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for manufacturing a metallized film, the metallized film including: a dielectric film; a vapor-deposited metal electrode formed on a surface of the dielectric film. The vapor-deposited metal electrode includes a plurality of parts which have mutually different resistance values. The method includes a step of letting oil adhere to a region in the surface of the dielectric film on which the vapor-deposited metal electrode is to be formed and then bringing a vapor of metal into contact with the surface of the dielectric film. A quantity per unit area of the oil adhering to a part of the region on which a part of the vapor-deposited metal electrode having a relatively low resistance value is to be formed is smaller than a quantity per unit area of the oil adhering to another part of the region on which another part of the vapor-deposited metal electrode having a relatively high resistance value is to be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: MASAKI SHIBA, SHINSUKE ITOI, HIROSHI ADACHI, YUKINORI TAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: D1031584
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
    Inventors: Hei meng Chan, Makoto Imazato, Hiroshi Adachi, Daisuke Namba