Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Hayashi

Hiroshi Hayashi 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: 9929274
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating a thin-film transistor are provided. The methods include forming a gate electrode above a substrate, a gate insulating layer above the gate electrode, a non-crystalline silicon layer above the gate insulating layer, and a channel protective layer above the non-crystalline silicon layer. The non-crystalline silicon layer and the channel protective layer are processed to form a projecting part. The projecting part has an upper layer composed of the channel protective layer and a lower layer composed of the non-crystalline silicon layer. The projecting part and portions of the non-crystalline silicon layer on sides of the projecting part are irradiated with a laser beam to crystallize at least the non-crystalline silicon layer in the projecting part. An absorptance of the non-crystalline silicon layer for the laser beam is greater in the projecting part than in the portions on the sides of the projecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: JOLED INC., PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Takahiro Kawashima, Genshirou Kawachi
  • Publication number: 20180059998
    Abstract: A processing device includes a reception unit, a processing unit, and an output unit. The reception unit receives a process designated by a user. The processing unit performs the process received by the reception unit. The output unit outputs the process to an external apparatus capable of executing the process received by the reception unit. When the reception unit receives multiple processes, a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device has to be obtained is performed in the processing device, and at least a part of a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device does not have to be obtained is output to the external apparatus by the output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi NIINA, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA, Masashi OKANO, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180063371
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an acquisition unit and an image processing unit. The acquisition unit acquires execution information regarding necessary processing units of plural processing units for performing an image process and an order in which the processing units are executed from an external apparatus. The image processing unit performs the image process by executing the necessary processing units in the order indicated by the acquired execution information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Tetsuya WAKIYAMA, Masashi OKANO, Hiroshi NIINA, Junichi SHIMIZU, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170358170
    Abstract: A drawing game system includes a drawing device, a drawing reward granting device, an association device, and an association reward granting device. The drawing device may be configured to draw for one or more players a choice from among two or more choices. The drawing reward granting device may be configured to grant the one or more players with a drawing reward, based at least in part on the choice drawn by the drawing device. The association device may be configured to associate the one or more players with the choice drawn by the drawing device. The association reward granting device may be configured to grant the one or more players with an association reward, in case that after the choice was associated by the association device, the choice has been drawn by the drawing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya ITO, Kensaku YOSHIDA, Fumihito OGUCHI, Fumitaka TAKEYAMA, Junichi SASA, Ken SASAKI, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9843077
    Abstract: A method for processing a fluorine-containing electrolyte solution including a gasification step of gasifying a volatile component of an electrolyte solution including a fluorine compound by heating the electrolyte solution under reduced pressure, a fluorine immobilization step of immobilizing the fluorine component included in the gasified gas as calcium fluoride by allowing the fluorine component to react with calcium, and an organic solvent component collection step of collecting an organic solvent component included in the gasification gas, in which, preferably, after a small amount of water, aqueous mineral acid solution, or the like is added to the electrolyte solution, the volatile component of the electrolyte solution is gasified by heating the electrolyte solution under reduced pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Koichiro Hirata, Hidenori Tsurumaki, Hisashi Hoshina
  • Patent number: 9813200
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for transmitting an orthogonal frequency domain multiple access (OFDMA) signal including a synchronization channel signal transmitted including a plurality of sequence elements interleaved in time and frequency. The synchronization channel signal sequence elements enable an initial acquisition and cell search method with low computational load by providing predetermined time domain symmetry for common sequence elements in OFDMA symbol periods for OFDMA symbol timing detection and frequency error detection in an OFDMA system supporting multiple system bandwidths, both synchronized and un-synchronized systems, a large cell index and an OFDMA symbol structure with both short and long cyclic prefix length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Hidenori Akita, Kevin L. Baum, Brian K. Classon, Masaya Fukuta, Hiroshi Hayashi, Vijay Nangia, Robert T. Love, Kenneth A. Stewart
  • Patent number: 9805660
    Abstract: A display is provided that includes a display having a light-emitting element and a drive transistor, which supplies a current to the light-emitting element causing the light-emitting element to emit light. The display also includes a signal line driving circuit that supplies a signal voltage applied between a gate and a source of the drive transistor, and a control circuit that calculates an amount of threshold voltage shift of the drive transistor on the basis of an amount of deterioration of a threshold voltage of the drive transistor during a deterioration period, and corrects the signal voltage in accordance with the amount of threshold voltage shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Takahiro Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20170309649
    Abstract: A thin film transistor substrate includes: a substrate; and a first thin film transistor and a second thin film transistor that are disposed on the substrate. The first thin film transistor includes a first gate electrode and a first oxide semiconductor layer that is used as a channel. The second thin film transistor includes a second gate electrode and a second oxide semiconductor layer that is used as a channel. The first oxide semiconductor layer includes a first oxide semiconductor material that is different in mobility from a second oxide semiconductor material that the second oxide semiconductor layer includes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170287397
    Abstract: A display device correction method performed by a control unit that performs display control on an organic electroluminescent (EL) panel including a plurality of display pixels, in an organic EL display which includes the organic EL panel and the control unit. The display device correction method includes: obtaining a cumulative value of a pixel signal supplied to a drive transistor which is included in a current pixel to be processed among the plurality of display pixels and supplies drive current according to the pixel signal to an organic EL element (OEL); calculating a shift amount of a threshold voltage of the drive transistor, using the cumulative value; calculating an amount of change in mobility, using the shift amount; and calculating a correction parameter for correcting a pixel signal, using the amount of change in mobility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki SAWA, Hiroshi HAYASHI, Tomoyuki MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20170271731
    Abstract: Provided is a zinc-air secondary battery including an air electrode; a negative electrode containing zinc, a zinc alloy, and/or a zinc compound; an aqueous electrolytic solution in which the negative electrode is immersed; a container having an opening and accommodating the negative electrode and the electrolytic solution; and a separator disposed to cover the opening and having hydroxide ion conductivity, water impermeability, and gas impermeability, the separator being in contact with the electrolytic solution and defining a hermetic space with the container such that the air electrode is separated from the electrolytic solution by the separator through which hydroxide ions pass. The hermetic space has an extra space having a volume that meets a variation in amount of water in association with reaction at the negative electrode during charge and discharge of the battery. The present invention provides a highly reliable zinc-air secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Naohito Yamada, Kenshin Kitoh
  • Patent number: 9751325
    Abstract: Using a plurality of colors of inks comprising an oil-based ink containing a dye lake pigment and an oil-based ink containing a pigment other than dye lake pigments, and superposing the plurality of colors of inks when printing, the oil-based ink containing a dye lake pigment is ejected on a printing medium prior to the oil-based ink containing a pigment other than dye lake pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Shimomura, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9745014
    Abstract: An operating device of a straddle type vehicle has a controller for selecting a plurality of function menus of components mounted on the straddle type vehicle. Controller supporting portions support the controller, and are disposed in the front direction of a switch box. The controller has a controller operating portion which a rider can operate. The controller operating portion is positioned in the front direction of a grip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Osanai, Yutaka Kikuchi, Shiro Fukano, Masahiro Miki, Hiroshi Hayashi, Kota Nakahira, Tomohiro Hoshi, Manabu Ichikawa, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Tomoyuki Takewaka
  • Publication number: 20170229697
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, an alkaline electrolytic solution, a separator structure exhibiting water impermeability and separating the positive electrode from the negative electrode, and a container accommodating at least the negative electrode and the alkaline electrolytic solution. The separator structure includes a porous substrate-supported ceramic separator, and a reinforcement having a lattice structure having openings and reinforcing the periphery and/or at least one surface of the porous substrate-supported ceramic separator. The porous substrate-supported ceramic separator includes a ceramic separator composed of an inorganic solid electrolyte having hydroxide ion conductivity in the form of a membrane or layer densified enough to have water impermeability, and a porous substrate disposed on at least one surface of the separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Kenshin KITOH, Naohito YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20170222271
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery including a hydroxide-ion-conductive ceramic separator. The secondary battery includes a positive electrode; a negative electrode; an alkaline electrolytic solution; a ceramic separator that is composed of a hydroxide-ion-conductive inorganic solid electrolyte and separates the positive electrode from the negative electrode; a porous substrate disposed on at least one surface of the ceramic separator; and a container accommodating at least the negative electrode and the alkaline electrolytic solution, wherein the inorganic solid electrolyte is in the form of a membrane or layer densified enough to have water impermeability, and the porous substrate has a thickness of 100 to 1,800 ?m. According to the secondary battery of the present invention, the thickness and resistance of the ceramic separator are decreased without concern for reduced strength, and a reduction in energy density and an increase in internal resistance are effectively prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Kenshin KITOH, Naohito YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20170198367
    Abstract: A circulation apparatus recovers cooling fluid after the cooling fluid is used for quenching and supplies the cooling fluid to a defoaming bath. A laminar flow weir of a defoaming apparatus partitions the defoaming bath into laminar and shallow flow baths. The laminar flow weir is lower than a side wall of the laminar flow bath. Cooling fluid from the circulation apparatus is supplied to the laminar flow bath and the cooling fluid is poured into the shallow bath from the laminar flow bath along the laminar flow weir. A filter covers an opening in a bottom portion of the shallow bath. The liquid level height in the shallow bath is less than the height of the laminar flow weir. A supply bath accumulates cooling fluid that passes through the filter, and supplies the cooling fluid to a cooling apparatus that sprays the cooling fluid onto a metallic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Yutaka HAMASAKI, Hiroshi HAYASHI, Shinji HOSOYA, Shinjirou KUWAYAMA
  • Patent number: 9695999
    Abstract: In a lighting system for a vehicle provided with a main light, an extension arranged between a reflector of the main light and an outer lens, a light guide member located in the vicinity of the extension, and a light source for the light guide member provided separately from a light source for the main light, the light source and a driver for the light guide member are arranged effectively to improve external appearance. A light incident section provided in the light guide member for admitting light from the light source for the light guide member, and a driver for the light guide member for adjusting power supply amount to the light source for the light guide member, are arranged in such a position as to be covered with an extension in a front view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takenaka, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20170186369
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display unit in which light-emitting pixels are disposed in rows and columns; and a control circuit controlling the display unit. The light-emitting pixels each include: a light-emitting element (organic EL element); and a drive transistor which supplies the light-emitting element with a current causing the light-emitting element to emit light, and the control circuit, when display by the display unit is stopped, calculates an amount of shift of a threshold voltage of the drive transistor at a time when a stopped state of the display unit is started, and determines on the basis of the amount of shift, at least one of (i) a recovery voltage which reduces the amount of shift by being applied across a gate and source of the drive transistor while the display by the display unit is stopped, and (ii) an application period during which the recovery voltage is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Shinya ONO
  • Patent number: 9688332
    Abstract: A headlamp assembly for a saddle-type vehicle includes left and right light-emitting portions arranged on left and right sides, respectively, of a housing. Each of the light-emitting portions includes a light source and a concave reflector, disposed proximate the light source for reflecting light forwardly. Each reflector has an inclined surface configured such that the rear surfaces of the reflectors extend in directions separating from each other as the reflectors extend rearwardly. A driver for driving the light sources of the left and right light-emitting portions is arranged behind and in between the left and right reflectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Nobuyuki Takenaka, Naoki Murasawa
  • Patent number: 9676440
    Abstract: In a switch case of a handle switch of a vehicle, first to fourth operation elements are disposed on a case below an axial line of a handlebar of the vehicle. The first to third operation elements overlap with each other, when viewed in rear view, and are each disposed in such an accessible range as to be operable by a rider with a thumb in a state in which the rider puts a left hand on a handle grip attached to the handlebar. The fourth operation element is provided on the center side of the vehicle body in the direction along the axial line. Such vehicle handle switch allows improvement in the operability for a rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Ichikawa, Kota Nakahira, Tomohiro Hoshi, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9624402
    Abstract: The method is a non-aqueous inkjet printing method including the steps of: ejecting droplets of a non-aqueous pigment ink containing at least a pigment and a non-aqueous solvent onto a surface of a printing medium to form dots composed of the non-aqueous pigment ink, and then ejecting droplets of a non-aqueous post-treatment liquid containing at least silica and an organic solvent toward the printing medium so that the droplets overlap with the dots composed of the non-aqueous pigment ink, wherein either of the non-aqueous pigment ink and the post-treatment liquid contains a water-soluble resin having an amino group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Shimura, Teruaki Okawa, Toshihiro Endo, Tetsuo Hosoya, Naoyuki Torita, Hikaru Sugiura, Hiroshi Hayashi