Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Amano

Hiroshi Amano 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: 20190317483
    Abstract: Provided is a product manufacturing system including: a manufacture control apparatus configured to hold manufacturing data on a product; a virtual manufacturing apparatus configured to virtually manufacture the product by simulation, based on the manufacturing data on the product in the manufacture control apparatus; a physical manufacturing apparatus configured to physically manufacture the product based on the manufacturing data in the manufacture control apparatus; an abnormality determination unit configured to determine whether there is an abnormality in the virtual manufacture of the product by the virtual manufacturing apparatus. When it is determined there is no abnormality from the virtual manufacture of the product, the physical manufacturing apparatus physically manufactures the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi AMANO, Yosuke TAJIKA
  • Patent number: 10431446
    Abstract: A wafer cleaner and a method therefor that efficiently cleans a wafer with a little amount of a cleaning liquid and efficiently performs a heating wet cleaning processing. The present invention includes a stage where a wafer is placed, a rotary driving unit that rotates the stage in a circumferential direction, a liquid discharge nozzle disposed facing the wafer placed on the stage and supplies a cleaning liquid on the wafer placed on the stage, and a control unit that causes the liquid discharge nozzle to supply a space between the wafer placed on the stage and the liquid discharge nozzle with a predetermined amount of the cleaning liquid to fill the space. The present invention also includes a lamp disposed on a position facing the wafer placed on the stage to heat at least an interface portion of the wafer and a cleaning liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shiro Hara, Sommawan Khumpuang, Shinichi Ikeda, Akihiro Goto, Hiroshi Amano
  • Patent number: 10423829
    Abstract: A signal observation device includes: an observation unit that observes a volume of a target signal by using compressed sensing; a filter having a plurality of elements that are arranged in a matrix and that are capable of individually restricting the volume of the target signal to be transmitted to the observation unit; and a control unit that causes the observation unit to observe the volume of the target signal transmitted via the filter by using first control for controlling the elements of the filter on the basis of a first observation matrix in which values of matrix elements are predetermined and that causes the observation unit to observe the volume of the target signal transmitted via the filter using second control for controlling the elements of the filter on the basis of a second observation matrix in which values of matrix elements are based on random numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Amano
  • Patent number: 10406931
    Abstract: Provided is an information output method that outputs information when swapping a secondary battery for powering a vehicle. The information output method includes comparing a rank related to the performance of a first battery unit (battery unit A) on board a vehicle to a rank related to the performance of a second battery unit (battery unit B) that is installable in the vehicle in place of the first battery unit, and outputting output information according to a result of the comparison in the comparing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Hiroshi Amano, Takako Hirose, Motoji Ohmori, Masayuki Kozuka, Mamoru Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20190252803
    Abstract: A female terminal 12 is a female terminal including a terminal body 15 including a deformable upper connection piece 18A and a deformable lower connection piece 18B, the upper and lower connection pieces 18A and 18B having contact surfaces 21A and 21B that come in contact with a core 13 of a wire 11, respectively, and extending in an extension direction, and a slide 16 configured to move along the extension direction. The slide 16 has an upper contact portion 25A and a lower contact portion 25B that press the upper connection piece 18A and the lower connection piece 18B, respectively, to the core 13 while the core 13 is disposed in contact with the contact surfaces 21A and 21B of the upper and lower connection pieces 18A and 18B along the extension direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Shunya Takeuchi, Hajime Kawase, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuo Omori, Teruo Hara, Hajime Matsui, Masahide Hio, Hideki Matsunaga, Yoshihiro Mizutani, Takamaru Amano, Takeshi Misaiji, Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190222435
    Abstract: A method for controlling a terminal apparatus, to remotely operate a plurality of appliances, the terminal apparatus including a memory that stores setting information for setting a plurality of target appliances to be operated by remote operation. The method includes causing a computer of the terminal apparatus to judge whether the setting information includes information about the plurality of target appliances; causing a display of the terminal apparatus to, when the computer judges that the setting information includes information about the plurality of target appliances, display a start instruction image, that includes an instruction image region that provides an instruction for the remote operation to the plurality of target appliances and provides a starting instruction for the remote operation; and causing the computer, when the instruction image region is operated, to output control data for providing the instruction for the remote operation to the plurality of target appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi AMANO, Toshihisa NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10351382
    Abstract: Provided is a sheet processing apparatus, including: a placement portion to which a sheet conveyed by a conveyance portion in a conveyance direction is placed; a processing portion configured to perform predetermined processing on a sheet placed on the placement portion, and to be movable in a predetermined moving range; and a control portion configured to control the processing portion to position, at a timing at which a sheet conveyed by the conveyance portion passes through the moving range, from a first position of preventing from interfering with the sheet to a second position of performing the predetermined processing on a preceding sheet having been conveyed by the conveyance portion and placed on the placement portion before the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Nisca Inc.
    Inventors: Shintaro Moriya, Kazuhiko Watanabe, Hiroshi Amano, Seiji Ono, Ichiro Yoda, Masao Ueno
  • Publication number: 20190215252
    Abstract: An information management method collects log information of one or more home electrical apparatuses corresponding to service providers. Display screen data is generated which indicates a status of the log information. The display screen data includes groups of information which each contain information on an apparatus, a service provider corresponding to the apparatus, and log information output from the apparatus. Provision of the log information of each group is individually selectable. The display screen data is provided via a network to a display terminal that performs access to a server device. Information is received from the display terminal, which indicates that selection on whether or not provision of the log information is performed. Provision of the log information is not performed on the selected group when a determination is made that refusal of provision of the log information on the selected group is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Motoji OHMORI, Natsume MATSUZAKI, Yuichi FUTA, Toshihisa NAKANO, Manabu MAEDA, Yuji UNAGAMI, Hiroshi AMANO, Kotaro HAKODA
  • Publication number: 20190184939
    Abstract: A key management device includes a server configured to issue an electronic key of a vehicle to a user device, configured to acquire position information of the vehicle, and configured to invalidate the electronic key issued to the user device when a determination is made from the position information of the vehicle that the vehicle is present at a predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun HIOKI, Hiroshi IGATA, Megumi AMANO, Masaki ITO, Tomoaki MIYAZAWA, Yuichiro HARUNA
  • Publication number: 20190188939
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a manipulation list including one or a plurality of vehicle manipulations set when electronic key data of a vehicle is issued to a user device, a detection unit configured to detect that the vehicle manipulation included in the manipulation list has been performed when the vehicle is being used using the electronic key data of the user device, and a notification unit configured to notify an owner terminal related to an owner of the vehicle that the vehicle manipulation included in the manipulation list has been performed, after the detection of the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun HIOKI, Hiroshi Igata, Megumi Amano, Masaki Ito, Tomoaki Miyazawa, Yuichiro Haruna
  • Publication number: 20190184938
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes a server. The server is configured to acquire range information representing an available range of a vehicle, acquire positional information of the vehicle, determine whether or not a position of the vehicle is out of the available range or is expected to deviate from the available range, and provide a notification to a device related to the vehicle in a case where the position of the vehicle is out of the available range or in a case where the position of the vehicle is expected to deviate from the available range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun HIOKI, Hiroshi IGATA, Megumi AMANO, Masaki ITO, Tomoaki MIYAZAWA, Yuichiro HARUNA
  • Publication number: 20190179814
    Abstract: Control facilities and incidental facilities in fields are flexibly managed. Since identification information enabling to identify uniquely information regarding control facilities of which design timing and architectures are mutually different or facilities incidental to the control facilities is encoded, pieces of identification information are coupled and uniqueness is guaranteed. Further, a parent-child relation between identifiers is constructed and the identifiers are structured as a tree structure based on the structure of the control facilities. A control facility operation management device manages combination of the structured identifiers and information of management target or combination of the structured identification information and identification information of a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Koji AMANO, Katsuhito SHIMIZU, Wataru SASAKI, Hiroshi SUZUKI, Yoshiyuki ICHIOKA
  • Patent number: 10319491
    Abstract: A rectangular wire having: a multilayer conductor member constructed by stacking, in a thickness direction, a rectangular metallic conductor that has a layer of a thermosetting resin formed on the outer periphery thereof, the thermosetting resin having a glass transition temperature of 100° C. or more and 200° C. or less and having a urethane bond; and a layer of a thermoplastic resin having a melting point of 300° C. or more on the outer periphery of the multilayer conductor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Furukawa Magnet Wire Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Fukuda, Dai Fujiwara, Tsuneo Aoi, Hiroshi Kaneiwa, Yuki Amano
  • Patent number: 10291425
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for controlling a terminal apparatus that is used for an appliance control system for executing a remote operation on a plurality of air conditioners from a car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Amano, Toshihisa Nakano
  • Patent number: 10284442
    Abstract: An information management method collects log information of one or more home electrical apparatuses corresponding to service providers. Display screen data is generated which indicates a status of the log information. The display screen data includes groups of information which each contain information on an apparatus, a service provider corresponding to the apparatus, and log information output from the apparatus. Provision of the log information of each group is individually selectable. The display screen data is provided via a network to a display terminal that performs access to a server device. Information is received from the display terminal, which indicates that selection on whether or not provision of the log information is performed. Provision of the log information is stopped on the selected group when a determination is made that refusal of provision of the log information on the selected group is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Matsushima, Motoji Ohmori, Natsume Matsuzaki, Yuichi Futa, Toshihisa Nakano, Manabu Maeda, Yuji Unagami, Hiroshi Amano, Kotaro Hakoda
  • Publication number: 20190119593
    Abstract: A biomass solid fuel which, when exposed to rain water, has a reduced COD in discharged water and has low disintegration-property, while suppressing an increase in cost. The biomass solid fuel obtained by molding pulverized biomass particles, such that mutual bonding or adhesion between pulverized biomass particles is maintained after immersion in water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Shigeya HAYASHI, Hiroshi AMANO, Nobuyuki OOI, Yuusuke HIRAIWA
  • Publication number: 20180337306
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a group III nitride semiconductor substrate is provided with a first step of forming a second group III nitride semiconductor layer on a substrate; a second step of forming a protective layer on the second group III nitride semiconductor layer; a third step of selectively forming pits on dislocation portions of the second group III nitride semiconductor layer by gas-phase etching applied to the protective layer and the second group III nitride semiconductor layer; and a fourth step of forming a third group III nitride semiconductor layer on the second group III nitride semiconductor layer and/or the remaining protective layer so as to allow the pits to remain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: SUMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji MATSUMOTO, Toshiaki ONO, Hiroshi AMANO, Yoshio HONDA
  • Patent number: 10124977
    Abstract: A sheet stacking apparatus including a control portion is configured to execute: a first mode in which the control portion causes a bundle forming portion to form a bundle of sheets including a sheet supported by a first placement portion and a sheet placed on a second placement portion; and a second mode in which a downstream end portion of a bundle of sheets formed in the second mode is positioned upstream of a downstream end portion of a bundle of sheets to be formed in the first mode, and wherein the control portion sets a maximum number of sheets constituting a bundle of sheets which the control portion causes the bundle forming portion to form in the second mode to be smaller than a maximum number of sheets constituting a bundle of sheets which the control portion causes the bundle forming portion to form in the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Nisca Inc.
    Inventors: Shintaro Moriya, Kazuhiko Watanabe, Hiroshi Amano, Seiji Ono, Ichiro Yoda, Masao Ueno
  • Patent number: 10106196
    Abstract: A vehicle rear section structure includes: left and right rear side members disposed along a front-rear direction at width direction sides of a rear floor pan; a rear suspension member extending along the vehicle front-rear direction, and attached to front portions of left and right rear side members; a load bearing section projecting upwardly from the rear suspension member; left and right reinforcement members extending along the vehicle front-rear direction, and disposed at a vehicle width direction inner side of rear portions of the left and right rear side members and at a vehicle rear side of the rear suspension member, a rear end portion of the reinforcement member partially overlapping a rear bumper reinforcement in a vehicle front-rear direction view; and a rear cross member linking the left and right rear side members together and partially overlapping the load bearing section in the vehicle front-rear direction view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kato, Yuji Nakane, Yasuyuki Kumazawa, Masatoshi Hata, Osamu Shimasaki, Takaaki Onodera, Shohei Hashiguchi, Hiroshi Amano
  • Patent number: 10089719
    Abstract: A signal observation includes an input unit that receives a first number of rows and a first number of columns; an observation unit that observes a volume of a target signal by using compressed sensing; a filter having a plurality of elements that are arranged in a matrix and that are capable of individually restricting the volume of the target signal to be transmitted to the observation unit; and a control unit that causes the observer to observe the volume of the target signal transmitted via the filter by changing states of the plurality of elements on the basis of a plurality of observation matrices each having a size determined on the basis of the received first number of rows and the received first number of columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Amano