Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Hashimoto

Hiroshi Hashimoto 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: 11326333
    Abstract: A flush toilet according to an embodiment includes a bowl part, a rim part, a water spout port, and a water storage part. The bowl part receives waste. The rim part is formed on a top of the bowl part. The water spout port spouts a washing water from one side of the bowl part in leftward and rightward directions. The water storage part is formed on a bottom of the bowl part. The bowl part includes a guide part that causes the washing water to swirl from the one side to another side that is opposite to the one side and causes the washing water that swirls to the another side to flow into a back side of the water storage part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Jing Chen, Kenichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11320852
    Abstract: A force sense imparting operation device that imparts a force sense in accordance with a load acting on an actuation device. The device includes an operation member, a displacement detector, a load detector, a force sense generator that imparts a force sense to an operator who operates the operation member, a current controller that performs an actual control and a preliminary control, the actual control increasing the force sense imparted by the force sense generator by increasing an excitation current in response to an increase in the load, the preliminary control supplying the excitation current to an excitation coil prior to the actual control, the excitation current supplied by the preliminary control being set to a preliminary current value lower than the excitation current supplied to the excitation coil under the actual control, and a current supplying portion that supplies the excitation current to the excitation coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: Kobe Steel, Ltd., KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Inoue, Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20220096052
    Abstract: To provide an ultrasonic image display apparatus in which comparison with a measurement result in the past can be achieved by as few operations as possible, a processor in an ultrasonic image display apparatus displays a first cursor C12 constituting second measurement graphics on a second ultrasonic image UI2 based on an operator's input. Moreover, the processor locates a position of a second cursor constituting the second measurement graphics in the second ultrasonic image UI2 with respect to the first cursor C12 displayed in the second ultrasonic image UI2 so that a relative positional relationship between the first cursor C12 displayed in the second ultrasonic image UI2 and the second cursor constituting the second measurement graphics is equivalent to that between a first cursor C11 and a second cursor C21 constituting first measurement graphics G1, and displays the second cursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11278748
    Abstract: Provision of a material, which has activity of inhibiting endothelin-converting enzyme and is effective for skin whitening or antihypertension. An endothelin-converting enzyme inhibitor comprising, as an active ingredient, at least one selected from the group consisting of Hiptage candicans, Piper sarmentosum, Solanum stramonifolium, Anaxagorea luzonensis, Smilax corbularia, Ardisia elliptica, Erythrina suberosa, Dactyloctenium aegyptium, Hopea ferrea and extracts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: KAO CORPORATION, CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hashimoto, Mitsuyuki Hotta, Ongpipattanakul Boonsri, Suttisri Rutt, Petchprayoon Chutima, Thitikornpong Woratuch
  • Publication number: 20220074180
    Abstract: There are provided a flush water tank apparatus capable of reducing a pressure of flush water in a pressure chamber easily, and a flush toilet apparatus provided with the same. A discharge valve hydraulic drive portion of a flush water tank apparatus includes a cylinder in which supplied the flush water flows, a piston that is slidably disposed in the cylinder, partitions inside of the cylinder into a pressure chamber and a back pressure chamber, and further is moved from a first position to a second position by a pressure of the flush water that has flowed into the pressure chamber, an outflow portion from which the flush water in the cylinder flows out, and a communication mechanism that establishes communication between the pressure chamber and the outflow portion after the clutch mechanism is disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu KITAURA, Nobuhiro HAYASHI, Akihiro SHIMUTA, Masahiro KUROISHI, Hiroshi HASHIMOTO, Koki SHINOHARA, Kenji HATAMA
  • Publication number: 20220074181
    Abstract: There is provided a flush water tank apparatus capable of returning to a state where next toilet flush operation can be started in a short time while opening a discharge valve using a water supply pressure. A flush water tank apparatus (4) includes a reservoir tank (10), a discharge valve (12), a discharge valve hydraulic drive portion (14) configured to drive the discharge valve using a water supply pressure, and a discharge/vacuum break valve device (30) provided on an upstream side of the discharge valve hydraulic drive portion and configured to supply the water supplied from the upstream side to the discharge valve hydraulic drive portion on a downstream side. The discharge valve hydraulic drive portion includes a cylinder (14a) into which the water from the discharge/vacuum break valve device flows, and a piston (14b) configured to be moved by a pressure of the water flowing into the cylinder to move the discharge valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro SHIMUTA, Hidekazu KITAURA, Nobuhiro HAYASHI, Masahiro KUROISHI, Hiroshi HASHIMOTO, Koki SHINOHARA, Kenji HATAMA, Takashi YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 11248682
    Abstract: The problem to be solved is to provide a tensioner lever that inhibits friction-induced wear or seizure on a surface of a pivoting support boss contacting a shoulder bolt so that high durability is achieved, and that is easily producible and enables cost reduction. As a solution to the problem noted above, the tensioner lever includes a shoe having a traveling surface, a lever body, and a pivotal support boss provided at a proximal end of the lever body to allow a distal end thereof to swing. The shoe and the lever body are integrally formed and assembled together by double injection molding. The lever body includes a slide bearing member, and a connecting part that connects the slide bearing member and the shoe. The slide bearing member, the connecting part, and the shoe are made of the same synthetic resin, and configured as a continuous one-piece component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hashimoto, Yuji Kurematsu, Kaori Mori
  • Publication number: 20220032388
    Abstract: A welding power source is configured to supply a welding current to a wire as a consumable electrode. The welding power source includes a controller configured to change the welding current based on a position of a distal end of the wire a distance from which to a surface of a base metal varies periodically, in a case where the distal end of the wire is fed toward the base metal with periodical switching between a forward feeding period and a reverse feeding period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Shogo NAKATSUKASA, Hiroshi HASHIMOTO, Yoshiaki KITAMURA, Ryo TODA
  • Patent number: 11198996
    Abstract: The flush toilet of the present invention includes a bowl which receives waste; and a discharge trap conduit which is connected to a lower portion of the bowl and extends to a discharge opening connected to an inlet of an external discharge pipe and a part of which stores sealing water. The discharge trap conduit includes: an ascending conduit which ascends rearward from the lower portion of the bowl; and a descending conduit that descends from a downstream end of the ascending conduit to the discharge opening. The descending conduit includes a bottom surface on the rear side of the discharge opening and a guiding portion formed on the bottom surface which guides the wastewater flowing horizontally from the bottom surface toward the discharge opening to be directed to either a left or right side of the center of the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Shinomiya, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Takashi Ogami, Isami Sakaba, Haruka Saito, Takumi Tsuchitani
  • Publication number: 20210381214
    Abstract: Provided are a flush water tank apparatus capable of restraining instability of an operation of a piston and restraining fluctuations in a water pressure of flush water discharged from a first discharge part provided separately from an inlet, and a flush toilet apparatus including the flush water tank apparatus. A discharge valve hydraulic drive portion of a flush water tank apparatus of the present invention includes a cylinder, a piston, and a rod extending from the piston through a through-hole portion formed in the cylinder, the cylinder including an inlet into which flush water flows, a first discharge part that is provided separately from the inlet to drain the flush water, and a second discharge part that is provided separately from the first discharge part and is formed between the rod and the through-hole portion and between the piston and the through-hole portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro HAYASHI, Hidekazu KITAURA, Akihiro SHIMUTA, Masahiro KUROISHI, Hiroshi HASHIMOTO, Koki SHINOHARA, Kenji HATAMA, Takashi YOSHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20210373256
    Abstract: An optical part includes: an optical fiber having a core portion and a cladding portion that is formed around the core portion; a light absorber placed around the optical fiber; and an adhesive member that adheres the light absorber and the optical fiber to each other. Further, the cladding portion includes: a main portion extending along a longitudinal direction and having a main portion cladding diameter; and an input end portion positioned closer to a light input side with respect to the main portion, and an input end face cladding diameter at an input end face of the input end portion is less than the main portion cladding diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki HAYAMIZU, Hiroshi HASHIMOTO, Hideyuki NASU
  • Publication number: 20210270028
    Abstract: A flush toilet according to the embodiment includes a main water guide channel, a downstream-side water guide channel, and a convex part. Through the main water guide channel, flush water supplied from a water supply source flows. The downstream-side water guide channel on a downstream side of the main water guide channel spouts the flush water from a water spout port of the downstream-side water guide channel. The convex part is formed in the downstream-side water guide channel. The convex part includes a first guide part that guides upward the flush water flowing through the downstream-side water guide channel, and a second guide part on a downstream side of the first guide part which guides downward the flush water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jing Chen, Takumi Tsuchitani, Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11090351
    Abstract: Provision of a material, which has tyrosinase-inhibiting activity and is effective for skin whitening. A tyrosinase inhibitor comprising Syzygium polyanthum or an extract therefrom as an active ingredient is provided. Also, a compound represented by any one of the following formulae (I) to (III) and a tyrosinase inhibitor comprising the compound as an active ingredient are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: KAO CORPORATION, BOGOR AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hashimoto, Mitsuyuki Hotta, Maeko Iwamura, Latifah Kasim Darusman, Irmanida Batubara, Edy Djauhari, Rudi Heryanto, Tohru Mitsunaga
  • Patent number: 11072920
    Abstract: A flush toilet of the present invention includes a bowl portion for receiving waste and a discharge trap conduit connected to a lower portion of the bowl portion and extending to a discharge opening. The discharge trap conduit includes an ascending conduit ascending rearward from the lower portion of the bowl portion and a descending conduit descending from a downstream end of the ascending conduit to the discharge opening. The descending conduit includes a bottom surface on a rear side of the discharge opening, and a ceiling sloping surface, an upper end of the ceiling sloping surface being formed integrally with a bottom surface of a top portion of the ascending conduit, the ceiling sloping surface being formed on a front side of the discharge trap passage, and the ceiling sloping surface being inclined downward and forward from the upper end to a lower end of the discharge trap passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Shinomiya, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Takashi Ogami, Takumi Tsuchitani, Isami Sakaba, Haruka Saito
  • Patent number: 11028553
    Abstract: A construction machine includes a boom, an operator cab, a distance sensor, a displacement detection unit, a storage unit, and a position information acquisition unit. The distance sensor has a predetermined field of view and acquires distance image data indicating a distance distribution of an environment around the operator cab. The storage unit stores initial position information of the boom. The displacement detection unit compares comparative position information of the boom, the comparative position information being acquired from the distance image data by the position information acquisition unit, with initial position information of the boom stored in the storage unit to detect a displacement of the distance sensor with respect to the operator cab when the boom is brought into an initial posture again after initial setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: Kobe Steel, Ltd., KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hashimoto, Takashi Hiekata
  • Patent number: 11001481
    Abstract: An output-torque estimation unit obtains a value of a current input to a motor, from a power converter, and calculates an estimated output torque value which is an estimated value of output torque of the motor, from the obtained value of the current. A load estimation unit estimates a load value of a hanging cargo based on the estimated output torque value which is calculated by the output-torque estimation unit, a speed reduction ratio of a speed reducer, an effective radius of a winch drum, and the winding number which is set by the number setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: Kobe Steel, Ltd., KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kawai, Takashi Hiekata, Koji Inoue, Takashi Tokuyama, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Toshiaki Shimoda, Shintaroh Sasai, Tetsuya Ogawa, Toshiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20210095451
    Abstract: A flush toilet according to an embodiment includes a bowl part and a water storage part. The bowl part receives waste. The water storage part is formed on a bottom of the bowl part and stores a stored water. The water storage part includes a front surface part, a back surface part that is formed on a back side of the front surface part, and a pair of side surface parts that are formed between the front surface part and the back surface part. On at least one side surface part in the pair of side surface parts, a convex surface that protrudes toward another side surface part is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakamura, Shinichi Urata, Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20210095453
    Abstract: A flush toilet according to an embodiment includes a bowl part, a rim part, a water spout port, and a water storage part. The bowl part receives waste. The rim part is formed on a top of the bowl part. The water spout port spouts a washing water. The water storage part is formed on a bottom of the bowl part. A first region that is connected to a discharge channel and a second region that is located on a front side of the first region are formed in the water storage part. A main stream of the washing water that is spouted from the water spout port along the rim part swirls on the bowl part and flows into the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Jing Chen
  • Publication number: 20210095456
    Abstract: A flush toilet according to an embodiment includes a bowl part, a rim part, a water spout port, and a water storage part. The bowl part receives waste. The rim part is formed on a top of the bowl part. The water spout port spouts a washing water from one side of the bowl part in leftward and rightward directions. The water storage part is formed on a bottom of the bowl part. The bowl part includes a guide part that causes the washing water to swirl from the one side to another side that is opposite to the one side and causes the washing water that swirls to the another side to flow into a back side of the water storage part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jing Chen, Kenichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20210073633
    Abstract: A neural network rank optimization device includes tensor decomposition means 1 for performing tensor decomposition processing of tensor-decomposing a convolution filter included in a neural network for low rank approximation, and rank optimization means 2A for optimizing a rank used in the tensor decomposition means 1, wherein the rank optimization means includes evaluation amount calculation means 3 for calculating an evaluation amount representing the degree of the low rank approximation, and rank determination means 4 for determining a rank corresponding to the evaluation amount less than a predetermined threshold value as a desired rank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi HASHIMOTO