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: 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
  • Publication number: 20170104241
    Abstract: Provided is a highly reliable nickel-zinc battery including a separator exhibiting hydroxide ion conductivity and water impermeability. The separator is disposed in a hermetic container to separate a positive-electrode chamber accommodating a positive electrode and a positive-electrode electrolyte from a negative-electrode chamber accommodating a negative electrode and a negative-electrode electrolyte. The positive-electrode chamber has an extra positive-electrode space having a volume that meets a variation in amount of water in association with reaction at the positive electrode during charge and discharge of the battery, and the negative-electrode chamber has an extra negative-electrode space having a volume meeting a variation in amount of water in association with reaction at the negative electrode during charge and discharge of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Naohito YAMADA, Kenshin KITOH
  • Publication number: 20170104103
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicants: JOLED INC., PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Takahiro KAWASHIMA, Genshirou KAWACHI
  • Patent number: 9620805
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell includes a first cell, a second cell and an interconnector. The first cell and the second cell respectively include an anode containing NiO and CaZrO3, a cathode, and a solid electrolyte layer disposed between the anode and the cathode. The interconnector is connected to the anode of the first cell and the current collector of the second cell. The interconnector contains LaCaCrO3. The molar ratio of Ca to Zr in the anode is greater than 1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Taku Okamoto, Hiroshi Hayashi, Takashi Ryu, Toshihiro Yoshida, Yuto Yamada
  • Publication number: 20170077476
    Abstract: Provided is a separator structure for use in a zinc secondary battery. The separator structure includes a ceramic separator composed of an inorganic solid electrolyte and having hydroxide ion conductivity and water impermeability, and a peripheral member disposed along the periphery of the ceramic separator and composed of at least one of a resin frame and a resin film. The separator structure exhibits water impermeability as a whole. The separator structure of the present invention can reliably separate the positive electrode side from the negative electrode side in a zinc secondary battery, is readily sealed and bonded to a resin battery container, and exhibits significantly improved handleability during the assembly of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenshin KITOH, Naohito YAMADA, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170077554
    Abstract: Provided is a highly reliable nickel-zinc battery, which includes a separator exhibiting hydroxide ion conductivity and water impermeability. The separator is disposed in a hermetic container to separate a positive-electrode chamber from a negative-electrode chamber. The positive-electrode chamber has an extra positive-electrode space having a volume that meets part of a variation in amount of water in association with the positive electrode reaction, and the negative-electrode chamber has an extra negative-electrode space having a volume that meets part of a variation in amount of water in association with the negative electrode reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Naohito YAMADA, Kenshin KITOH
  • Publication number: 20170077555
    Abstract: Provided is a highly reliable nickel-zinc battery including a separator exhibiting hydroxide ion conductivity and water impermeability. The nickel-zinc battery includes a positive electrode containing nickel hydroxide and/or nickel oxyhydroxide; a positive-electrode electrolytic solution in which the positive electrode is immersed, the electrolytic solution containing an alkali metal hydroxide; a negative electrode containing zinc and/or zinc oxide; a negative-electrode electrolytic solution in which the negative electrode is immersed, the electrolytic solution containing an alkali metal hydroxide; a hermetic container accommodating the positive electrode, the positive-electrode electrolytic solution, the negative electrode, and the negative-electrode electrolytic solution; and the separator exhibiting hydroxide ion conductivity and water impermeability and disposed in the hermetic container so as to separate a positive-electrode chamber from a negative-electrode chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Naohito YAMADA, Kenshin KITOH
  • Patent number: 9577511
    Abstract: A second control circuit is configured to switch a pulse signal to a level which turns off a second switching transistor when a coil current that flows through a primary winding reaches a predetermined threshold current. The second control circuit is configured to start a switching operation when a power supply for an electronic device is turned on, to set the threshold current to a first value when an intermediate voltage is higher than a predetermined level, and to set the threshold current to a second value that is lower than the first value when the intermediate voltage is lower than a predetermined level. A first control circuit is configured to start a switching operation upon receiving an instruction from a microcontroller to start operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD
    Inventors: Satoru Nate, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9518007
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermosetting resin which enables the production of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic having a good workability and excellent mechanical properties by hand lay up (HUP) molding, resin transfer molding (RTM) or vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VaRTM). The urethane (meth) acrylate compound (A) according to the present invention is an urethane (meth) acrylate produced by reacting a compound having two or more isocyanate groups with a monoalcohol compound containing ethylenically unsaturated groups or by reacting a compound having two or more isocyanate groups with a monoalcohol compound containing ethylenically unsaturated groups and an alcohol compound having two or more hydroxyl groups, said urethane (meth) acrylate compound (A) being characterized by having an isocyanate group and ethylenically unsaturated groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN U-PICA COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Moroiwa, Nozomi Ishine, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9514679
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit including luminescence pixels each including a luminescence element and a driving transistor configured to supply a current to the luminescence element to cause the element to emit light, a signal line driving circuit configured to supply a voltage applied between a gate and a source of the driving transistor, and a control circuit configured to apply a certain voltage between the gate and the source of the driving transistor by controlling the signal line driving circuit and the display unit when a power supply to the signal line driving circuit is stopped. The control circuit applies the certain voltage between the gate and the source of the driving transistor so that a recovery of a shift amount of a threshold voltage of the driving transistor is suppressed, the recovery being made when the power supply to the signal line driving circuit is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: JOLED, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Shinya Ono
  • Publication number: 20160315742
    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: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Hidenori Akita, Kevin L. Baum, Brian K. Classon, Masaya Fukuta, Hiroshi Hayashi, Vijay Nangia, Robert T. Love, Kenneth A. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20160294018
    Abstract: Provided is a highly reliable nickel-zinc battery including a separator exhibiting hydroxide ion conductivity and water impermeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Naohito YAMADA, Kenshin KITOH
  • Publication number: 20160276714
    Abstract: Provided is a highly reliable nickel-zinc battery including a separator exhibiting hydroxide ion conductivity and water impermeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Naohito YAMADA, Kenshin KITOH
  • Publication number: 20160254280
    Abstract: A thin-film transistor includes: an oxide semiconductor layer; an insulating layer formed above the oxide semiconductor layer; and a source electrode and a drain electrode which are located at least partially on the insulating layer and are connected to the oxide semiconductor layer via an opening formed in the insulating layer. The thin-film transistor satisfies a relational expression L1?5.041 exp(5×10?18N), where L1 (?m) is one of protrusion widths of the oxide semiconductor layer in a channel width direction with respect to the source electrode or the drain electrode and N (cm?3) is a carrier density of the oxide semiconductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Mami NONOGUCHI, Tomoaki IZUMI, Hiroshi HAYASHI, Yuji KISHIDA
  • Patent number: 9431543
    Abstract: A thin-film semiconductor device includes: a substrate; a gate electrode above the substrate; a gate insulation film above the gate electrode; a channel layer above the gate insulation film, the channel layer having a raised part; a channel protection layer over the raised part of the channel layer, the channel protection layer comprising an organic material, and the organic material including silicon, oxygen, and carbon; an interface layer at an interface between a top surface of the raised part of the channel layer and the channel protection layer, and comprises at least carbon and silicon that derive from the organic material; and a source electrode and a drain electrode each provided over a top surface and a side surface the channel protection layer, a side surface of the interface layer, a side surface of the raised part of the channel layer, and a top surface of the channel layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignees: JOLED INC., PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Takahiro Kawashima, Genshirou Kawachi
  • Patent number: 9397799
    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: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    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
  • Publication number: 20160118244
    Abstract: A thin-film transistor includes: a gate electrode; a source electrode; a drain electrode; a channel layer that is in contact with the source electrode and the drain electrode, and includes oxide semiconductor; and a gate insulating layer that is disposed between the gate electrode and the channel layer, and is in contact with the gate electrode and the channel layer, wherein a region of the gate insulating layer that is in contact with the channel layer is a silicon compound film, and the silicon compound film contains silicon, nitrogen, and oxygen, and is formed by performing plasma processing for introducing, into a film containing silicon and one of nitrogen and oxygen, the other of nitrogen and oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAYASHI, Yoshiaki NAKAZAKI, Yuji KISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20160118900
    Abstract: A power supply adapter receives an AC voltage, converts the AC voltage into a DC voltage, and supplies the DC voltage to an electronic device. A DC/DC converter converts the voltage smoothed by a smoothing capacitor into the DC voltage. A device-side connector is connected to the DC/DC converter via a cable, and is configured to be detachably connected to the electronic device. The device-side connector includes a detection unit detecting whether or not the electronic device is connected, and generates a connection detection signal indicating whether or not the electronic device is connected. A control circuit of the DC/DC converter is connected to the detection unit of the device-side connector via the cable, and is set to an operating state when the connection detection signal indicates that the electronic device is connected, and is set to a non-operating state when the connection detection signal indicates that the electronic device is not connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Satoru Nate, Tadayuki Sakamoto, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9302724
    Abstract: A headlamp assembly for a saddle-type vehicle ensures a generous light-emitting area of an upper lamp, and can make a gap formed between upper and lower lamps hard to see. The headlamp assembly includes upper and lower lamps, each including a light source and a reflector, with the lower lamp arranged below the upper lamp. The headlamp assembly also includes extension members, which extend in a substantially horizontal direction and approach front ends of the reflectors from a front side thereof, where flange portions are attached to and extend downwardly from the lower edges of the reflectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Nobuyuki Takenaka, Daisuke Kuriki
  • Patent number: 9272529
    Abstract: An inkjet printer includes a transfer unit that transfers a paper, a print unit that has three or more nozzle rows aligned along a transfer direction of the paper, and a controller that ejects ink on the paper by controlling the print unit while transferring the paper by controlling the transfer unit. The most-upstream nozzle row of the nozzle row and the most-downstream nozzle row are capable of ejecting ink whose color has a lowest brightness among colors of ink to be used for printing. The controller selects the most-upstream nozzle row or the most-downstream nozzle row as a nozzle row for ejecting the ink whose color has a lowest brightness according to a type of the paper. According to the printer, it becomes possible to restrict contaminations on a printed media while also restricting degradation of print quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Shimomura, Hiroshi Hayashi