Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Hirata

Hiroshi Hirata 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: 20190256301
    Abstract: A packing device of food includes a feeding part configured to supply the food, a gripping part configured to grip a plurality of foods at both sides of a plurality of foods in a direction in which the plurality of foods are placed in order by the feeding part, and a conveying part configured to convey onto a tray the plurality of foods gripped by the gripping part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shogo HASEGAWA, Kenji BANDO, Keiichi TANAKA, Hiroshi KATAFUCHI, Kazunori HIRATA
  • Patent number: 10319593
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a wafer thinning method for thinning a wafer formed from an SiC substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The wafer thinning method includes an annular groove forming step of forming an annular groove on the second surface of the SiC substrate in an annular area corresponding to the boundary between a device area and a peripheral marginal area in the condition where a thickness corresponding to the finished thickness of the wafer after thinning is left, and a separation start point forming step of applying the laser beam to the second surface as relatively moving a focal point and the SiC substrate to thereby form a modified layer and cracks inside the SiC substrate at the predetermined depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Hirata, Yoko Nishino, Hiroshi Morikazu, Karl Priewasser
  • Publication number: 20190160421
    Abstract: A reduction device, an acid gas recovery device, a recovery device collector, and a first removed substance returning line are provided. The reduction device is configured to perform a reduction process to turn iron oxide to reduced iron by adding a reducing agent. The acid gas recovery device is configured to recover CO2 being acid gas with CO2 absorbing liquid being acid gas absorbing liquid from exhaust gas containing at least powder-shaped iron-based solid substances and the acid gas, which are discharged from the reduction device. The recovery device collector is configured to collect the iron-based solid substance contained in the absorbing liquid with a filter. The iron-based solid substances collected by the recovery device collector are removed, and removed substances containing the removed iron-based solid substances are returned to the reduction device side through the first removed substance returning line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Hirata, Hiroshi Tanaka, Takashi Kamijo, Masayuki Inui, Shimpei Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20190161289
    Abstract: A packing device of food includes a feeding part configured to supply food, a gripping part configured to grip a plurality of foods placed in order by the feeding part, and a conveying part configured to convey onto a tray the plurality of foods gripped by the gripping part. The gripping part has a pair of pinching members configured to pinch the plurality of foods from both sides in directions in which the plurality of foods are placed in order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shogo HASEGAWA, Kenji BANDO, Keiichi TANAKA, Hiroshi KATAFUCHI, Kazunori HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20190160420
    Abstract: A nitrogen oxide absorbing unit, a nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid extraction line, a nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid heating/regenerating unit, a released gas line, and a regenerated liquid discharge line are provided. The nitrogen oxide absorbing unit is configured to absorb and remove nitrogen oxides in exhaust gas with nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid by introducing the exhaust gas containing nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide. Through the nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid extraction line, the circulating nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid is extracted from a nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid circulation line. The nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid heating/regenerating unit is configured to obtain released gas containing at least nitrogen monoxide and carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid regenerated liquid by subjecting the nitrogen oxide absorbing liquid to heating and regeneration treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Takashi Kamijo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Publication number: 20190151794
    Abstract: The composite amine absorbing solution according to the present invention absorbs CO2 or H2S or both in a gas, and is obtained by dissolving a linear monoamine, a diamine, and an amide group-containing compound in water. By adopting this composite amine absorbing solution, the composites are interacting in a composite manner, due to an integrated effect of the components, the absorption property of CO2 or H2S or both is favorable, the desorption properties of the CO2 or H2S absorbed when regenerating the absorbing solution become favorable, and the amount of steam from a reboiler used when regenerating the absorbing solution in a CO2 recovery device can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Takashi Kamijo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Publication number: 20190159372
    Abstract: An electronic-component inserting device includes a component gripper configured to hold a main body of an electronic component, an operating member provided to the component gripper, a lead gripper configured to grip the leads of the electronic component held by the component gripper, and a moving device configured to move the component gripper in a first direction relatively to the lead gripper. The lead gripper has a pair of fingers configured to pinch the leads from both sides in second directions perpendicular to the first direction, and a biasing member configured to bias the pair of fingers so that fingertips of the fingers are opened. The fingers are provided with acted parts on which an acting force from the operating member acts so that the fingertips of the fingers are closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Shogo HASEGAWA, Kenji BANDO, Keiichi TANAKA, Soichi TAMADA, Yukio IWASAKI, Hiroshi KATAFUCHI, Kenji WAKIYAMA, Takuma UCHIDA, Kazunori HIRATA
  • Patent number: 10293268
    Abstract: A block system 1 includes a block 102 and a host terminal 10. The block 102, configured such that two or more blocks are connectable with each other, includes a power supply mechanism 110 for supplying power to the block 102, a communication mechanism 114 for establishing connection with the host terminal 10 to transmit and receive various signals, a storage mechanism 112 for storing identification information related with the block 102, a display mechanism 118 for emitting light and displaying an image under the control of the host terminal 10, and a control mechanism 116 for executing programmed processing in accordance with a signal from the host terminal 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirata, Takeshi Yamagishi, Hiroshi Osawa, Keiji Togawa, Naoki Numaguchi
  • Publication number: 20180215913
    Abstract: A high-temperature oil resistant molded component for an automobile including a resin composition containing a polybutylene terephthalate resin and having a carboxyl end group concentration of 20 mmol/kg or less is provided. The resin composition preferably contains 0.1 to 0.5 parts by mass of an epoxy compound or 0.5 to 5 parts by mass of a carbodiimide compound with respect to 100 parts by mass of the polybutylene terephthalate resin. With such a configuration, the molded component for an automobile is excellent in high-temperature oil resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi HIRATA
  • Patent number: 9217185
    Abstract: The method of reduction processing of steel-making slag, includes: a hot steel-making slag inflow process of continuously or intermittently charging, from a slag supplying container, hot steel-making slag to a molten slag layer on a molten iron contained in an electric furnace while adjusting an amount of inflow with the slag supplying container; a reducing agent supplying process of supplying a reducing agent to the molten slag layer; an electrifying and heating process of heating the molten iron and the molten slag layer through application of electric power; and a reduction process of continuing reduction processing of the hot steel-making slag in a non-oxidizing atmosphere while intermittently discharging either one or both of the molten iron or molten slag of the molten slag layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya Harada, Takashi Arai, Hiroshi Hirata
  • Publication number: 20150350112
    Abstract: This is directed to providing Fibre Channel over Ethernet communication. For example a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) enabled device (such as a computer) may include a Fibre Channel over Ethernet Adapter (FCoEA). The FCoEA may include an HBA module. The HBA module may be configured to communicate over the Fibre Channel protocol. The FCoE enabled device may process and encapsulate the HBA module's communication in order to send them over an Ethernet network instead. The FCoE enabled device may process communications directed to various Fibre Channel fabric services by utilizing existing Ethernet services, such as an iSNS server. Thus, the FCoE enabled device can emulate a Fibre Channel network for the HBA module using the Ethernet network and one or more Existing Ethernet services/servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth Hiroshi HIRATA, Stuart Bruce BERMAN
  • Patent number: 9137175
    Abstract: This is directed to providing Fiber Channel over Ethernet communication. For example a Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) enabled device (such as a computer) may include a Fiber Channel over Ethernet Adapter (FCoEA). The FCoEA may include an HBA module. The HBA module may be configured to communicate over the Fiber Channel protocol. The FCoE enabled device may process and encapsulate the HBA module's communication in order to send them over an Ethernet network instead. The FCoE enabled device may process communications directed to various Fiber Channel fabric services by utilizing existing Ethernet services, such as an iSNS server. Thus, the FCoE enabled device can emulate a Fiber Channel network for the HBA module using the Ethernet network and one or more Existing Ethernet services/servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: EMULEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth Hiroshi Hirata, Stuart Bruce Berman
  • Patent number: 9121918
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for acquiring, by use of a continuous-wave electron spin resonance imaging scheme that sweeps a magnetic field, a 14N nitroxy radical distribution image and a 15N nitroxy radical distribution image in a single image capturing operation. This image acquiring method is characterized in that the central one (B) of three absorption peaks derived from 14N nitroxy radical is caused to move to a higher or lower magnetic field side and Fourier transform is used to determine a parameter (?), which represents the amplitude of the absorption peak of the higher or lower magnetic field side, and a parameter (?) which represents the peak position of that absorption peak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hirata
  • Publication number: 20150135896
    Abstract: The method of reduction processing of steel-making slag, includes: a hot steel-making slag inflow process of continuously or intermittently charging, from a slag supplying container, hot steel-making slag to a molten slag layer on a molten iron contained in an electric furnace while adjusting an amount of inflow with the slag supplying container; a reducing agent supplying process of supplying a reducing agent to the molten slag layer; an electrifying and heating process of heating the molten iron and the molten slag layer through application of electric power; and a reduction process of continuing reduction processing of the hot steel-making slag in a non-oxidizing atmosphere while intermittently discharging either one or both of the molten iron or molten slag of the molten slag layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Toshiya Harada, Takashi Arai, Hiroshi Hirata
  • Publication number: 20150030030
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to enforcing zoning at a network adapter of an end point device. Thus, a network adapter can monitor the communications that are sent and/or received by the adapter and discard communications that are prohibited based on the zoning rules applicable to the adapter. In some embodiments, zoning configuration information can be defined and stored at a central entity and sent to the various network adapters. Alternatively, or in addition, each network adapter can also check outgoing communications to ensure that they include a proper source address. More specifically, outgoing communications may be checked to ensure that their source address is the address (or one of the addresses) that are associated with the network adapter. This can be used to detect and/or prevent malfunctions and/or intentional tampering or hacking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth Hiroshi Hirata, Robert Harvey Nixon
  • Patent number: 8892733
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to enforcing zoning at a network adapter of an end point device. Thus, a network adapter can monitor the communications that are sent and/or received by the adapter and discard communications that are prohibited based on the zoning rules applicable to the adapter. In some embodiments, zoning configuration information can be defined and stored at a central entity and sent to the various network adapters. Alternatively, or in addition, each network adapter can also check outgoing communications to ensure that they include a proper source address. More specifically, outgoing communications may be checked to ensure that their source address is the address (or one of the addresses) that are associated with the network adapter. This can be used to detect and/or prevent malfunctions and/or intentional tampering or hacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Emulex Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Hiroshi Hirata, Robert Harvey Nixon
  • Publication number: 20140195676
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to enforcing zoning at a network adapter of an end point device. Thus, a network adapter can monitor the communications that are sent and/or received by the adapter and discard communications that are prohibited based on the zoning rules applicable to the adapter. In some embodiments, zoning configuration information can be defined and stored at a central entity and sent to the various network adapters. Alternatively, or in addition, each network adapter can also check outgoing communications to ensure that they include a proper source address. More specifically, outgoing communications may be checked to ensure that their source address is the address (or one of the addresses) that are associated with the network adapter. This can be used to detect and/or prevent malfunctions and/or intentional tampering or hacking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Emulex Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Hiroshi Hirata, Robert Harvey Nixon
  • Patent number: 8762513
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to enforcing zoning at a network adapter of an end point device. Thus, a network adapter can monitor the communications that are sent and/or received by the adapter and discard communications that are prohibited based on the zoning rules applicable to the adapter. In some embodiments, zoning configuration information can be defined and stored at a central entity and sent to the various network adapters. Alternatively, or in addition, each network adapter can also check outgoing communications to ensure that they include a proper source address. More specifically, outgoing communications may be checked to ensure that their source address is the address (or one of the addresses) that are associated with the network adapter. This can be used to detect and/or prevent malfunctions and/or intentional tampering or hacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Emulex Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Hiroshi Hirata, Robert Harvey Nixon
  • Publication number: 20130119986
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for acquiring, by use of a continuous-wave electron spin resonance imaging scheme that sweeps a magnetic field, a 14N nitroxy radical distribution image and a 15N nitroxy radical distribution image in a single image capturing operation. This image acquiring method is characterized in that the central one (B) of three absorption peaks derived from 14N nitroxy radical is caused to move to a higher or lower magnetic field side and Fourier transform is used to determine a parameter (?), which represents the amplitude of the absorption peak of the higher or lower magnetic field side, and a parameter (?) which represents the peak position of that absorption peak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hirata
  • Patent number: 8284785
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved mechanism for direct communications and frame routing between FCoE devices within an Ethernet network supporting FCoE protocols. In particular, the methods and systems disclosed herein enable direct communications from one FCoE device to another without going through any intermediary such as an FCF (FCoE Forwarder) that is designed to route traffic between FCoE devices according to the current FCoE standards. This is accomplished by registering the Ethernet MAC address of an FCoE device in a name server via certain objects presently used in an FIP fabric login request, e.g., Port_Name or Node_Name, and other standard-specified objects and functionalities without requiring any changes to the existing FCoE and FC standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Emulex Design & Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth Hiroshi Hirata