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).

  • Publication number: 20160049699
    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: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Koichiro Hirata, Hidenori Tsurumaki, Hisashi Hoshina
  • Patent number: 9252669
    Abstract: The present invention provides an Alternating Current/Direct Current (AC/DC) converter employing measures not only against residual voltage but also to reduce power consumption. The AC/DC converter receives an Alternating Current (AC) voltage through a concentric plug and converts the AC voltage into a Direct Current (DC) voltage. A discharge path is disposed on a path from a discharge terminal to a ground terminal. A detection circuit compares a wave detection voltage with a predetermined threshold voltage, and enables the discharge path to be turned on when the wave detection voltage is continuously lower than the threshold voltage for a predetermined detection time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Nate, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9247103
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device including an image target separating unit that separates a read printed document into image targets, a page aggregation state determining unit that determines a page aggregation state of the read printed document based on a layout of the image targets separated by the image target separating unit, a printing direction determining unit that determines a printing direction of each of pages determined by the page aggregation state determining unit based on a features of each of the image targets separated by the image target separating unit, and a document format converting unit that converts a document format of the read printed document based on the results of the determination by the page aggregation state determining unit and the printing direction determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Niina, Toshiyuki Yamada, Hiroshi Hayashi, Kenji Ueda, Tatsuya Namiki
  • Publication number: 20150361035
    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: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: JAPAN U-PICA COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuji MOROIWA, Nozomi ISHINE, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9202928
    Abstract: A thin film semiconductor device comprises a substrate, a gate electrode disposed above the substrate, an oxide semiconductor layer disposed above the substrate so as to oppose the gate electrode, a channel protective layer disposed on the oxide semiconductor layer, and a source electrode and a drain electrode each connected to the oxide semiconductor layer. The density of states DOS [eV?1cm?3] of oxygen defects in the oxide semiconductor layer satisfies the following relationship: DOS?1.710×1017×(Ec?E)2?6.468×1017×(Ec?E)+6.113×1017 provided that 2.0 eV?Ec?E?2.7 eV where Ec [eV] is an energy level of a conduction band edge of the oxide semiconductor layer and E [eV] is a predetermined energy level of the oxide semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Tomoaki Izumi, Mami Nonoguchi, Toshiaki Yoshitani
  • Patent number: 9166056
    Abstract: In a thin-film semiconductor device, a semiconductor layer has a bandgap energy of 1.6 eV or less, an insulating layer formed above the semiconductor layer includes: a first insulating layer region placed outside of a first contact opening and above one end of a gate electrode; a second insulating layer region placed outside of a second contact opening and above the other end of the gate electrode which opposes the one end; and a third insulating layer region being rectangular and placed between the first contact opening and the second contact opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignees: PANASONIC CORPORATION, PANASONIC LIQUID DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Takahiro Kawashima, Genshiro Kawachi
  • Publication number: 20150274242
    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: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Takuya OSANAI, Yutaka KIKUCHI, Shiro FUKANO, Masahiro MIKI, Hiroshi HAYASHI, Kota NAKAHIRA, Tomohiro HOSHI, Manabu ICHIKAWA, Yoshitaka SUZUKI, Tomoyuki TAKEWAKA
  • Publication number: 20150274246
    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: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Manabu ICHIKAWA, Kota NAKAHIRA, Tomohiro HOSHI, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9144840
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electromagnetic stirrer uniformly applying an electromagnetic force to each casting mold. The electromagnetic stirrer of the present invention includes a pair of electromagnetic coils including a casting mold(s) between them, wherein an inner winding is applied to outside of each of two of tooth provided to a core of each of the pair of electromagnetic coils, an outer winding is applied to outside of the inner windings, ways of applying current to be applied to the windings are changed depending on the distance of the electromagnetic coils, and the number of the casting molds n, the external size ?, and the width of each of the electromagnetic coils W are defined as n×?<W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Ikeda, Nobuhiro Okada, Hiroshi Hayashi, Masahiro Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20150231878
    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: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji SHIMOMURA, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20150184011
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro SHIMURA, Teruaki OKAWA, Toshihiro ENDO, Tetsuo HOSOYA, Naoyuki TORITA, Hikaru SUGIURA, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20150183229
    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: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji SHIMOMURA, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9061496
    Abstract: A printer includes a first printing unit configured in printing a code image to form first dots on respective pixels of the code image and a second printing unit configured in printing the code image to form second dots between the first dots in a width direction of a region with a width of two or more pixels having the first dots formed by the first printing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Shimomura, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20150158079
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electromagnetic stirrer uniformly applying an electromagnetic force to each casting mold. The electromagnetic stirrer of the present invention includes a pair of electromagnetic coils including a casting mold(s) between them, wherein an inner winding is applied to outside of each of two of tooth provided to a core of each of the pair of electromagnetic coils, an outer winding is applied to outside of the inner windings, ways of applying current to be applied to the windings are changed depending on the distance of the electromagnetic coils, and the number of the casting molds n, the external size ?, and the width of each of the electromagnetic coils W are defined as n×?<W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Ikeda, Nobuhiro Okada, Hiroshi Hayashi, Masahiro Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20150161968
    Abstract: A display device includes a display section including a light-emitting element and a drive transistor, and being configured to supply a current to the light-emitting element to cause the light-emitting element to emit light; a signal line driving circuit configured to supply a signal voltage applied between a gate and a source of the drive transistor; and a control circuit configured to: calculate 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 in which the signal voltage is kept at a value that is not zero and an amount of recovery of the threshold voltage of the drive transistor during a recovery period in which the signal voltage is kept at zero; and correct the signal voltage in accordance with the amount of threshold voltage shift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: HIROSHI HAYASHI, TAKAHIRO KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20150153498
    Abstract: A phase difference element that can suppress a change in retardation by tilt in a Z-axis direction has an in-plane retardation R0 and a retardation Rth in a thickness direction that satisfy 0.7×R0?Rth?1.3×R0 (R0: |Nx?Ny|×d, Rth: |((Nx+Ny)/2)?Nz|×d, Nx: refractive index in width direction, Ny: refractive index in longitudinal direction, Nz: refractive index in thickness direction, and d: element thickness).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Akihiro Horii, Taku Ishimori, Ken Hosoya, Hiroshi Sugata
  • Patent number: 9041977
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a ground color detecting unit is provided that detects ground color information indicating a ground color from input first image data. A storage unit stores a history of the ground color information detected by the ground color detecting unit, and a setting unit is also provided that sets a first threshold value that is a reference of the ground color based on a representative value of first ground color information indicating a first ground color included in the history stored in the storage unit. A ground color removing unit removes a ground color for input second image data based on the first threshold value which was set by the setting unit. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program is also provided, the program causing a processor to perform steps similar to those performed by the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Namiki, Hiroshi Hayashi, Toshiyuki Yamada, Kenji Ueda, Hiroshi Niina
  • Publication number: 20150124004
    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: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: HIROSHI HAYASHI, SHINYA ONO
  • Publication number: 20150098253
    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: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Satoru NATE, Hiroshi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9000437
    Abstract: A thin-film semiconductor device according to the present disclosure includes: a substrate; a gate electrode formed above the substrate; a gate insulating film formed on the gate electrode; a channel layer that is formed of a polycrystalline semiconductor layer on the gate insulating film; an amorphous semiconductor layer formed on the channel layer and having a projecting shape in a surface; and a source electrode and a drain electrode that are formed above the amorphous semiconductor layer, and a first portion included in the amorphous semiconductor layer and located closer to the channel layer has a resistivity lower than a resistivity of a second portion included in the amorphous semiconductor layer and located closer to the source and drain electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Takahiro Kawashima, Genshirou Kawachi