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).

  • Publication number: 20200378260
    Abstract: A mixed-flow turbine wheel includes: a plurality of rotor blades disposed on a circumferential surface of the hub at intervals in a circumferential direction and configured such that each of the plurality of rotor blades has a leading edge which includes, in a meridional view, an oblique edge portion where a distance between the leading edge and an axis of the rotational shaft decreases from a tip side toward a hub side, and a sensor detection surface having a flat shape and being applied with a marking which is detectable by an optical sensor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji WAKASHIMA, Makoto OZAKI, Kimio HATANO, Bumpei HASHIMOTO, Hiroshi SAITO, Takuya RIKIMARU
  • Publication number: 20200378927
    Abstract: The present invention makes it possible for sounding of an inspection location on an outer wall of a building or the like to be performed using a simple operation. A user interface device accepts an input for designating an inspection location. The mobile robot device flies autonomously and moves to the inspection location, on the basis of the input into the user interface device and the current location of the mobile robot device. The mobile robot device inspects the inspection location using an inspection means such as a sounding means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro NISHIZAWA, Toshiaki YAMASHITA, Namiki HASHIMOTO, Hideo ADACHI, Hiroshi MUROFUSHI, Motoaki SHIMIZU, Akira KOYASHIKI, Kenzo NONAMI, Daisuke IWAKURA, Tytus WOJTARA, Kohji INAGAKI, Naotaka SHIKIDA, Satoshi AOKI
  • Publication number: 20200372054
    Abstract: A conversation device includes: an inquiry unit configured to output an inquiry including presentation of a key; an acquisition unit configured to acquire an answer; a key accumulating unit configured to accumulate keys included in the inquiry as accumulation keys in a case in which a positive answer for the inquiry is acquired; a candidate question sentence extracting unit configured to extract candidate question sentences including the accumulation keys by referring to a question sentence storing unit configured to store a question sentence and a set of keys included in the question sentence in association with each other; a key selecting unit configured to select an inquiry key that is caused to be included in a next inquiry output by the inquiry unit among a plurality of keys included in the candidate question sentences; and an output unit configured to output one question sentence among the candidate question sentences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yuriko OZAKI, Hiroshi FUJIMOTO, Takanori HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200362944
    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: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hashimoto, Yuji Kurematsu, Kaori Mori
  • Patent number: 10840402
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes: a first solar cell; a second solar cell disposed apart from the first solar cell with a space therebetween; a first light reflector disposed on an edge portion of the first solar cell, and overlapping the space; and a second light reflector disposed on an edge portion of the second solar cell, and overlapping the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Hashimoto, Hiroshi Kanno, Akimichi Maekawa
  • Publication number: 20200357405
    Abstract: A server is an interactive system that performs the interaction by performing a reverse question with respect to an input by the user and providing response content. An input acquisition unit and an answer generation unit constitute an interaction execution unit that repeatedly performs the interaction until a question sentence and an answer, which are the response content, satisfy a prescribed condition. Further, the stoppage determination execution unit performs control for stopping the interaction performed by the input acquisition unit and the answer generation unit based on the interaction state by the user or the other user. In a case where the interaction is stopped, the output unit provides the question sentence and the answer thereof at the time of stoppage to the communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Takanori HASHIMOTO, Hiroshi FUJIMOTO, Yuriko OZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200351431
    Abstract: An imaging method is provided that includes: taking an image of an object to generate an image signal of the object; generating a taken image of the object on a basis of the image signal; detecting motion information of the object on the basis of the image signal; taking an image of the object on a basis of the motion information multiple times so as to differentiate an exposure amount thereof; and generating an HDR synthetic image of the object on the basis of a plurality of image signals whose exposure amounts are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Akira ISHIYAMA, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Motoyuki SUZUKI, Mitsunobu WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200349212
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a suitable user-friendliness to a user regarding a recommendation of application software on a portable information terminal. In order to accomplish the purpose, this portable information terminal is configured to set an application as a recommendation candidate when the status of the portable information terminal matches a condition corresponding to the application, and recommend the application when the application further matches a pre-set recommendation permitting condition. Hence, the portable information terminal and the application recommending method thereof capable of providing a preferable user-friendliness to the user can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Nobuo Masuoka, Motoyuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Shimizu, Hideyuki Kuwajima
  • Publication number: 20200350687
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes an antenna and is used for storage as an electrical conductive body. The antenna includes a first conductor and a second conductor, one or more third conductors, a fourth conductor, and a feeding line. The first conductor and the second conductor face each other in a first axis. The one or more third conductors are located between the first conductor and the second conductor and extend in the first axis. The fourth conductor is connected to the first conductor and the second conductor and extends in the first axis. The feeding line is connected to any one of the third conductors. The first conductor and the second conductor are capacitively coupled to each other via the third conductor. The fourth conductor faces a conductor part of the storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Masato FUJISHIRO, Sunao HASHIMOTO, Nobuki HIRAMATSU, Jun KITAKADO, Hiroshi UCHIMURA, Shinji ISOYAMA, Susumu KASHIWASE, Hiroshi YAMASAKI, Masamichi YONEHARA, Yasuhiko FUKUOKA, Takanori IKUTA, Toi KANDA
  • Publication number: 20200344412
    Abstract: The portable device is provided with a photograph unit to acquire, at a first time interval, images with a super wide angle of which a maximum value reaches all peripheral directions around the portable device; a traveling direction calculation unit to calculate a traveling direction of the portable device at a second time interval; an image segmentation unit to segment, as a traveling direction image, an image of a predetermined range where the traveling direction is positioned at a center thereof, from a latest acquired image every time the traveling direction calculation unit calculates the traveling direction; and a display control unit to display the traveling direction image on a predetermined traveling direction display region of a display of the portable device. The display control unit displays a video image designated by a user on a first display region, which is different from the traveling direction display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Ikuya ARAI
  • Publication number: 20200336615
    Abstract: An edge detecting device includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire first color information and second color information in an image including a document region and a background region outside the document region. The first color information is color information of the background region and the second color information is color information of the document region. The processing circuitry is configured to detect a boundary between the background region and the document region from a change in color information between the first color information and the second color information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiko ONO, Hajime TSUKAHARA, Hiroki SHIRADO, Ayumu HASHIMOTO, Yuuki NAKADA, Tatsuya OZAKI, Hiroshi KUBO, Yoshiaki NAGAO, Kimiharu YANAGISAWA, Masahiro ITOH
  • Publication number: 20200329031
    Abstract: A user authentication system 100 includes: a main body device 200 including: an authentication code transmission requesting unit that generates an authentication code transmission request including a first value, and transmits the authentication code transmission request to an authentication device 300; a verification unit 272 that decides that authentication is successful if an authentication code transmitted from the authentication device 300 in response to the authentication code transmission request is included in a verification authentication code generated in response to the first value; and an unlocking unit 273 that enables a predetermined functionality if the verification unit 272 decides that the authentication is successful; and an authentication device 300 including an authentication code reply unit that generates the authentication code in response to the first value included in the authentication code transmission request, and transmits the authentication code as a reply to the main body device
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Osamu KAWAMAE, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Nobuo MASUOKA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200306967
    Abstract: A programming assistance device includes a program storage unit that stores a first program comprising a first set of time series jobs and stores a second program comprising a second set of time series jobs. Each job of the first program defines at least one operation of a first robot, and the first program is configured to be performed along a shared time line. Additionally, each job of the second program defines at least one operation of a second robot, and the second program is configured to be performed along the shared time line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto TAKAHASHI, Wataru WATANABE, Yutaro UCHIDA, Keita SATSUMA, Hiroshi HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200303173
    Abstract: This sputtering cathode has a sputtering target having a tubular shape in which the cross-sectional shape thereof has a pair of long side sections facing each other, and an erosion surface facing inward. Using the sputtering target, while moving a body to be film-formed, which has a film formation region having a narrower width than the long side sections of the sputtering target, parallel to one end face of the sputtering target and at a constant speed in a direction perpendicular to the long side sections above a space surrounded by the sputtering target, discharge is performed such that a plasma circulating along the inner surface of the sputtering target is generated, and the inner surface of the long side sections of the sputtering target is sputtered by ions in the plasma generated by a sputtering gas to perform film formation in the film formation region of the body to be film-formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi IWATA, Toshiyuki NEDU, Yuta TAKAKUWA, Naoya OKADA, Ippei SATO, Naonori SHIBATA, Keiichi HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10784536
    Abstract: A method including a step of preparing a positive electrode including a positive electrode mixture layer, a negative electrode including a negative electrode mixture layer, and a nonaqueous electrolyte; and a step of accommodating the positive electrode, the negative electrode, and the nonaqueous electrolyte in a battery case. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains a compound (I) represented by the following formula (I) LiO3S—R—SO3Li (wherein R represents a linear hydrocarbon group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms). When a BET specific surface area of the negative electrode mixture layer is represented by X (m2/g) and when an amount of the compound (I) with respect to the total amount of the nonaqueous electrolyte is represented by Y (mass %), the following relationships 3?X?4.3, 0.2?Y?0.4, and (Y/X)?0.093 are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamasaki, Tatsuya Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200296255
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes circuitry to: obtain a read image read from an image of a document output from an image reading device; detect an edge between a background area and a document area in the read image; sample a detection result of the edge at each first interval in a first direction to extract a first boundary point group including a plurality of boundary points; sample the detection result of the edge at each second interval in the first direction to extract a second boundary point group including a plurality of boundary points; determine a noise removal condition based on the first boundary point group; remove, from the second boundary point group, a boundary point satisfying the noise removal condition as noise; and calculate a linear equation approximating the second boundary point group from which the noise is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: AYUMU HASHIMOTO, HAJIME TSUKAHARA, HIROKI SHIRADO, YUUKI NAKADA, TOMOHIKO ONO, TATSUYA OZAKI, HIROSHI KUBO, KIMIHARU YANAGISAWA, YOSHIAKI NAGAO, MASAHIRO ITOH
  • Publication number: 20200296275
    Abstract: The present invention makes it possible to perform good illumination and obtain a good captured image when a plurality of users each having a camera-equipped portable information terminal device gather in the same place. A camera-equipped portable information terminal device is provided with: an imaging unit that captures an image of a subject; a first illumination means for illuminating the subject; a first communication unit that communicates with other portable information terminal devices; and a first control unit that controls the imaging unit and the first communication unit. The first control unit transmits a light emission instruction signal to the other portable information terminal devices via the first communication unit, and causes a second illumination means of each of the other portable information terminal devices to emit light in tandem with an imaging operation of the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Motoyuki SUZUKI, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Tomonori NOMURA, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200278662
    Abstract: A communication system comprising a first industrial machine and a second industrial machine, which are configured to communicate with each other, wherein the first industrial machine is configured to transmit a copy instruction to the second industrial machine, and wherein the second industrial machine is configured to: update data in a first storage area based on its own operation; copy the data in the first storage area to a second storage area when the copy instruction is received; and transmit the data in the second storage area to the first industrial machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Ayaka HASHIMOTO, Takeshi NAGATA, Hirotaka NIIMI, Toshinobu KIRA, Wataru NOZAKI, Masaomi KUDO, Yu KATONO, Hiroshi OKAMOTO, Takaaki SHOGAKI, Megumi YASUDA
  • Patent number: 10757344
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus is provided that includes: a video input unit configured to take an image of an object to generate an image signal of the object; a video signal processor configured to generate a taken image of the object on a basis of the image signal; and a controller configured to: detect motion information of the object on the basis of the image signal; cause the video input unit to take an image of the object on a basis of the motion information multiple times so as to differentiate an exposure amount thereof; and cause the video signal processor to generate an HDR synthetic image of the object on the basis of a plurality of image signals whose exposure amounts are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Akira Ishiyama, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Motoyuki Suzuki, Mitsunobu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10751772
    Abstract: To suppress the shape defect at a bite end part of a material to be rolled at a bending rolling stage of a rough rolling step to achieve improvements in productivity such as an improvement in yields and a decrease in crop in production of a steel sheet pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Hashimoto, Hiroshi Yamashita, Yosuke Miura, Masanori Kawai