Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Harada

Hiroshi Harada 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: 10388530
    Abstract: Provided is a technique of adjusting a work function. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: (a) forming a titanium nitride layer on a substrate by supplying a first source containing titanium and a second source containing nitrogen to the substrate; (b) forming a titanium aluminum carbonitride layer on the substrate by supplying the first source, the second source and a third source containing aluminum and carbon to the substrate; (c) forming a laminated film on the substrate by performing (a) and (b); and (d) adjusting ratios of titanium, nitrogen, aluminum and carbon in the laminated film based on how many times (a) and (b) are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arito Ogawa, Kazuhiro Harada, Yukinao Kaga, Hideharu Itatani, Hiroshi Ashihara
  • Patent number: 10389174
    Abstract: A resource management system includes first and second opening/closing control mechanisms and a grid manager. The first and second control mechanisms each include: a controller to transmit a signal between a resource supply source and a load, a monitor to monitor a state of a resource from the source, a storage to store a policy defining the signal corresponding to the state of the resource from the source; and a path controller to generate the signal based on a monitoring result of the monitor and the policy. The grid manager includes: a third monitor to monitor the state of the resource from the first source; and a third path controller to generate at least one of the first and second signals by controlling at least one of the first path and second path controllers based on a monitoring result of the third monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Satoko Itaya, Fumihide Kojima, Hiroshi Harada
  • Publication number: 20190248277
    Abstract: Information related to a vehicle can be displayed by projecting an image based on the information on a road surface or the like. An image projection apparatus that projects an image includes: an acquisition unit that acquires information to be displayed; and an image projection unit that projects the image based on the information to be displayed acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko KUNII, Nobuyuki KAKU, Toshinori SUGIYAMA, Hiroyuki NAKAMURA, Hiroshi CHIBA, Masahiro KISHIGAMI, Hiroyuki KAJIKAWA, Chohei ONO, Megumi KURACHI, Noriaki HARADA
  • Patent number: 10381528
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light emitting device that makes it possible to provide an image display apparatus having a wide color reproduction range. The light emitting device includes a light emitting element that emits blue light; a Mn2+-activated ?-AlON phosphor that is a green phosphor; and a Mn4+-activated phosphor that is a red phosphor. The green light emitted by the Mn2+-activated ?-AlON phosphor has an emission-spectrum peak wavelength of not less than 518 nm and not more than 528 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Kenichi Yoshimura, Shigetoshi Ito, Makoto Izumi, Masamichi Harada, Hiroshi Fukunaga, Naoto Hirosaki
  • Patent number: 10374245
    Abstract: In an manufacturing apparatus, a belt-shaped electrolyte polymer is conveyed in a state disposed to a back sheet. A first reinforcement membrane is conveyed in a state disposed to a back sheet, and, in a first sticking section, stuck with the belt-shaped electrolyte polymer. In a first thermocompression bonding section, the belt-shaped electrolyte polymer and the first reinforcement membrane are thermally compressed. At this time, a molten electrolyte polymer reaches between the first reinforcement membrane and the back sheet thereof, and the first adhesiveness between the first reinforcement membrane and the back sheet thereof becomes higher than the second adhesiveness between the belt-shaped electrolyte polymer and the back sheet thereof. A first peel section peels, in this state, the back sheet from the belt-shaped electrolyte polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Kitoh, Hiroshi Harada, Noritoshi Oka
  • Publication number: 20190233988
    Abstract: A flame resistant knit fabric having a thickness of 0.08 mm or more in accordance with the method of JIS L 1096-A (2010) and consisting of a yarn, the yarn including: a non-melting fiber A having a high-temperature shrinkage rate of 3% or less; and a thermoplastic fiber B having an LOI value of 25 or more in accordance with JIS K 7201-2 (2007) and having a melting point lower than the ignition temperature of the non-melting fiber A; wherein the yarn has a fracture elongation of 5% or more; and wherein, in the projection area of the knit repeat of the flame resistant knit fabric, the area ratio of the non-melting fiber A is 10% or more and the area ratio of the thermoplastic fiber B is 5% or more. A flame resistant knit fabric having high flame resistance is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru Harada, Hiroshi Tsuchikura
  • Patent number: 10365631
    Abstract: A desired position instruction of a user is generated even if a plurality of position instructions satisfying a vibration control condition exist. An instruction generator includes a conditional expression selector configured to select a conditional expression that should generate the position instruction from a plurality of conditional expressions based on a control performance condition, a parameter calculator configured to calculate a parameter based on a machine performance index and the selected vibration control conditional expression, and a position instruction generator configured to calculate the position instruction based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichiro Nakanishi, Junji Shimamura, Yosuke Iwai, Hiroshi Sawaragi, Nobuhiro Harada
  • Patent number: 10357932
    Abstract: There is provided a binding member. The binding member includes an upper toothed part having projections and recesses for forming irregularities in a bundle of recording materials; and a lower toothed part having projections and recesses for forming irregularities in the bundle of recording materials and forming a pair with the upper toothed part. In at least one of the upper toothed part and the lower toothed part, in some of parts of inclined surfaces of the toothed part which form the recesses, second curved surfaces having the centers of curvature on the opposite sides of the inclined surfaces to the centers of curvature of first curved surfaces which form the recesses are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Awano, Yoshinori Nakano, Takuya Makita, Junichi Hirota, Hiroshi Hagiwara, Emiko Shiraishi, Yasuhiro Kusumoto, Kojiro Tsutsumi, Toshiyasu Yukawa, Katsumi Harada
  • Patent number: 10361084
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, includes: forming a film on a substrate by performing a cycle a predetermined number of times, the cycle including: supplying two or more kinds of halogen-based precursors having the same major elements and different halogen elements, or different major elements and the same halogen elements, or different major elements and different halogen elements to the substrate while overlapping at least portions of supply periods of the two or more kinds of halogen-based precursors; and supplying a reactant having a chemical structure different from chemical structures of the two or more kinds of halogen-based precursors to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ashihara, Kazuhiro Harada, Kimihiko Nakatani
  • Patent number: 10352565
    Abstract: A glow plug having a rod-shaped heater including a resistance heating element; a tubular metallic shell; a rod-shaped inner shaft accommodated in the metallic shell and to which electric current is applied externally; and a conductive tubular member disposed inside the metallic shell. The tubular member has openings at its opposite ends. The rear end of the heater is press-fitted into one of the openings, and the front end portion of the inner shaft is inserted into the other opening, whereby the resistance heating element and the inner shaft are electrically connected. The heater includes an electrode terminal portion formed on the outer circumferential surface thereof. The tubular member includes an intermediate portion located between the one end and the other end and in contact with the electrode terminal portion, and the wall thickness at the one end is smaller than the wall thickness at the intermediate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Harada
  • Patent number: 10345792
    Abstract: In two component mounting lines or more each including the plurality of the component mounters, a set-up changing work time, necessary for executing set-up changing work in the two component mounting lines or more based on the number of workers assigned for production in the two component mounting lines or more in each time zone, and the number of workers necessary for the set-up changing work necessary when the mounting board is changed in the two component mounting lines or more, is calculated; and a production completion time, which includes a set-up changing work time and at which the production of all the mounting boards that are the production targets is completed, is calculated; and a group is determined so that the production completion time is shortened within a predetermined time period in the two component mounting lines or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Yamazaki, Atsushi Nakazono, Hiroshi Ando, Kazuyoshi Harada
  • Patent number: 10311984
    Abstract: The shaft sealing structure includes a seal ring that has abutment portions formed by dividing the seal ring along the axial direction and that is provided around a main shaft in a ring-like manner; a support member that is provided in the seal ring along the circumferential direction of the main shaft; and a thermoswitch that is connected to the support member between the abutment portions and that presses the support member toward the center of the main shaft when the temperature rises to a temperature higher than that during normal operation, in which the seal ring is fixed at a position separated from the main shaft during the normal operation and is moved by the support member toward the center of the main shaft when the temperature rises to a temperature higher than that during the normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kentarou Saeki, Hidekazu Uehara, Akihiko Umeda, Masaru Sakai, Hiroshi Kuzumi, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Toshihiko Matsuo, Takanobu Otani, Hiroomi Sakuma, Hitoshi Ito, Yasushi Takayama, Tomoki Hanada, Yuji Harada
  • Publication number: 20190157089
    Abstract: Provided is a technique of adjusting a work function. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: (a) forming a titanium nitride layer on a substrate by supplying a first source containing titanium and a second source containing nitrogen to the substrate; (b) forming a titanium aluminum carbonitride layer on the substrate by supplying the first source, the second source and a third source containing aluminum and carbon to the substrate; (c) forming a laminated film on the substrate by performing (a) and (b); and (d) adjusting ratios of titanium, nitrogen, aluminum and carbon in the laminated film based on how many times (a) and (b) are performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arito OGAWA, Kazuhiro HARADA, Yukinao KAGA, Hideharu ITATANI, Hiroshi ASHIHARA
  • Patent number: 10288794
    Abstract: An illumination device of a vehicle, including: a light source; a bar-shaped light guide member; and a diffusion member having a lens unit, the lens unit having an L-shaped cross-section, and a light-emitting portion and a light-receiving portion, wherein the light guide member has a light-emitting surface, and the light guide member and the lens unit are disposed such that a light-receiving surface of the light-receiving portion of the lens unit is opposed to the light-emitting surface of the light guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HAYASHI TELEMPU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Harada, Hiroshi Sakuma, Yousuke Usui
  • Publication number: 20190093196
    Abstract: The present invention provides first generation Ni-based directionally solidified alloy containing none of Co and Re, which has excellent TMF characteristics, creep property and environment-resistant characteristics, and is superior in cost performance in practical use. The Ni-based directionally solidified alloy according to one embodiment of the present invention consists of Cr: 6% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less; Mo: 0.4% by mass or more and 3.0% by mass or less; W: 6% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less; Al: 4.0% by mass or more and 6.5% by mass or less; Nb: 0% by mass or more and 1% by mass or less; Ta: 8% by mass or more and 12% by mass or less; Hf: 0% by mass or more and 0.15% by mass or less; Si: 0.01% by mass or more and 0.2% by mass or less; Zr: 0% by mass or more and 0.04% by mass or less; B: 0.01% by mass or more and 0.03% by mass or less; and C: 0.01% by mass or more and 0.3% by mass or less, and a balance of Ni and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Kyoko KAWAGISHI, Hiroshi HARADA, Tadaharu YOKOKAWA, Yutaka KOIZUMI, Toshiharu KOBAYASHI, Masao SAKAMOTO, Michinari YUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10244583
    Abstract: A glow plug including a heater (200) having a rear heat-generating element (260) formed of a resistance heat-generating element, and provided in an axial region thereof between a forward end (136) of a housing and a rear end (315) of a displacement member (300) located rearward of the forward end (136). The heat-generating element (260) is arranged separately from a forward heat-generating element (205) provided at a forward end portion of the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akimitsu Sassa, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Hiroshi Harada
  • Publication number: 20190029282
    Abstract: Provided are a lactic acid bacterium for a lactic acid bacterium-fermented soybean foodstuff, which takes a short fermentation time even when applied to a soybean raw material and has a wide optimal temperature range, and hence can cause curdling in a short period of time even at low temperature, thus being extremely suited for fermentation of the soybean raw material, a lactic acid bacterium-fermented soybean foodstuff comprising the lactic acid bacterium, and a production method for a lactic acid bacterium-fermented soybean foodstuff. The lactic acid bacterium-fermented soybean foodstuff comprises a lactic acid bacterium belonging to Streptococcus thermophilus and having an accession number of NITE BP-02207. The lactic acid bacterium-fermented soybean foodstuff of the present invention is preferably a yogurt-like lactic acid bacterium-fermented soybean foodstuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Akinori HIRAMATSU, Hiroshi HARADA
  • Publication number: 20190010594
    Abstract: A method for recycling a Ni-based single crystal superalloy part or unidirectionally solidified superalloy part provided with a thermal barrier coating containing at least a ceramic on a surface of a Ni-based single crystal superalloy substrate or Ni-based unidirectionally solidified superalloy substrate, in which the method including the steps of: melting and desulfurizing a Ni-based single crystal superalloy part or Ni-based unidirectionally solidified superalloy part at a temperature of the melting point or more of the Ni-based single crystal superalloy or Ni-based unidirectionally solidified superalloy and less than the melting point of the ceramic; heating a casting mold for a recycled Ni-based single crystal superalloy part or casting mold for a recycled Ni-based unidirectionally solidified superalloy part to a temperature of the melting point or more of the Ni-based single crystal superalloy or Ni-based unidirectionally solidified superalloy; pouring the desulfurized melted Ni-based single crystal supe
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Hiroshi HARADA, Kyoko KAWAGISHI, Toshiharu KOBAYASHI, Tadaharu YOKOKAWA, Makoto OSAWA, Michinari YUYAMA, Shinsuke SUZUKI, Yuichiro JOH, Satoshi UTADA
  • Publication number: 20190013890
    Abstract: A transmitter using a channel aggregation in which available channels existing in various frequency bands are bound and transmitted and using an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), or a system similar to them as a modulation system. One or a plurality of transmission units are provided in parallel, and one or a plurality of transmission processing units are provided in parallel. The transmission processing unit has an inverse fast Fourier transforming circuit or a discrete inverse Fourier transforming circuit, a GI and overlap margin (OM) insertion circuit, and a time-domain windowing processing unit. The time-domain windowing processing unit multiplies a universal time-domain window function in accordance with a spectrum mask and transport electric power which are required in each channel, thereby suppressing out-of-band radiation electric power every channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Keiichi MIZUTANI, Hiroshi HARADA
  • Publication number: 20180327852
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of collecting exosomes and microvesicles (EMV) from urine, isolating corresponding mRNA, and analyzing expression patterns in order to diagnose and treat various urothelial cancers. In particular, various expression patterns are analyzed through a unique diagnostic formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Taku Murakami, Cindy M. Yamamoto, Masato Mitsuhashi, Hiroshi Harada