Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Hori

Hiroshi Hori 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: 11493657
    Abstract: Example ultrasonic transducers for measuring formation velocities are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a housing and an acoustic transducer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The acoustic transducer is at least partially disposed in the housing. The example apparatus includes a window supported by the housing. At least a portion of the first surface of the acoustic transducer is in contact with the window. The housing and the window are to form a fluid seal for the acoustic transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Tatsuaki Kamoi, Hiroshi Hori, Evgeniya Deger
  • Publication number: 20220299452
    Abstract: An X-ray inspection apparatus includes: an X-ray irradiation unit; a transport unit; an X-ray detection unit; and an X-ray shielding door. An inclined portion that is inclined downward from the one side toward the other side in the width direction when seen in the transport direction in the closed state is formed in at least a part of an inner surface of the X-ray shielding door. In the closed state, a lower end portion of the inclined portion in the vertical direction is located closer to the other side of the width direction than a position of an end portion of the transport unit on the one side of the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Ishida Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi HORI
  • Patent number: 11440125
    Abstract: There are provided an electric resistance welded steel pipe for producing a high strength hollow stabilizer excellent in fatigue resistance and a high strength hollow stabilizer. In an electric resistance welded steel pipe (5) for producing a hollow stabilizer, an internal weld bead cut portion (30) has a three-peak shape and a depth (H) of a trough portion (30a) of the three-peak shape is 0.3 mm or less and an angle (?) formed by a central portion in the circumferential direction of the trough portion (30a) and the top of right and left peak portions (30b, 30c) located on both the right and left sides of the trough portion (30a) is 160° or more and less than 180°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Aratani, Ryoji Matsui, Hiroshi Nakata, Tomonori Kondo, Hiromichi Hori
  • Patent number: 11435238
    Abstract: A temperature detection device includes: a detection processing unit configured to transmit a transmission radio wave, simultaneously receive a response radio wave corresponding to the transmission radio wave, and detect whether a temperature of an object to be measured is normal or abnormal based on the response radio wave; and a temperature sensing unit configured to receive the transmission radio wave and transmit the response radio wave responding to the transmission radio wave. The detection processing unit calculates, from the response radio wave received via a second antenna, an amplitude, a phase, or a quadrature phase amplitude of the response radio wave and compares the temperature of the object to be measured to a temperature determined in advance based on a result of the calculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Cornoration
    Inventors: Kenzo Makino, Hideaki Arita, Masaya Inoue, Junji Hori, Hiroshi Araki, Yoshitsugu Sawa, Wataru Tsujita
  • Publication number: 20220251946
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to measure a formation feature. An example apparatus includes a pre-processor to compare a first measurement obtained from a first sensor included in a logging tool at a first depth at a first time and a second measurement obtained from a second sensor included in the logging tool at the first depth at a second time. The example apparatus also include a semblance calculator to: calculate a correction factor based on a difference between the first measurement and the second measurement; and calculate a third measurement based on the correction factor and a fourth measurement obtained from the first sensor at a second depth at the second time. The example apparatus also includes a report generator to generate a report including the third measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Auchere, Hiroshi Hori, Adam Pedrycz, Bharat Narasimhan
  • Publication number: 20220220363
    Abstract: The present invention provides a co-surfactant which, when used in combination with a surfactant, can reduce the size of the surfactant micelle and can enhance the functions of the surfactant, such as the expression of microemulsion formation performance. This co-surfactant contains at least one compound represented by chemical formula (1). (In the formula, R1 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C33 aliphatic hydrocarbon group, R2 is a C1-C33 aliphatic hydrocarbon group, the total number of carbons of R1 and R2 is 6-34, X is a single bond or a C1-C5 aliphatic hydrocarbon group, and one of A1 and A2 is —OH and the other is —O—CH2—CH(OH)—CH2OH or —O—CH(—CH2—OH)2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo KAMENOUE, Hiroshi HORI, Takashi WAKASA, Shunsuke KORIKI, Takashi MIZOOKU, Ryuya ARATA, Akiyoshi KIMURA, Jun NAGANUMA, Hiroya SHIBA
  • Publication number: 20220213017
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a surfactant that has outstanding emulsifiability in oil, wetting properties with respect to matter, osmotic properties with respect to fiber products, and washability; and a surfactant composition that contains the surfactant. This surfactant contains at least one compound represented by a Chemical Formula (1). (In the formula: R1 is a hydrogen atom or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group with a carbon number of 1-33; R2 is an aliphatic hydrocarbon group with a carbon number of 1-33; the total carbon number of R1 and R2 is 1-34; X is a single bond or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group with a carbon number of 1-5; either A1 or A2 is —OH; and the other is —O—CH2-CH (OH)—CH2OH or —O—CH(—CH2-OH)2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo KAMENOUE, Hiroshi HORI, Takashi WAKASA, Shunsuke KORIKI, Takashi MIZOOKU, Ryuya ARATA, Akiyoshi KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220213383
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a rust inhibitor that has excellent rust inhibiting and anti-corrosive properties, not only on iron members, but also on non-iron metal members, and can prevent rust, and corrosion over long periods; a rust, inhibitor composition that, contains the rust inhibitor, a coating formation material; a coating obtained from the rust inhibitor, the rust inhibitor composition, or the coating formation material; and a metal component that comprises the coating. This rust inhibitor contains at least one compound represented by a Chemical Formula (1). (In the formula: R1 is a hydrogen atom or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group with a carbon number of 1-33; R2 is an aliphatic hydrocarbon group with a carbon number of 1-33; the total carbon number of R1 and R2 is 1-34; X is a single bond or an aliphatic: hydrocarbon group with a carbon number of 1-5; either A1 or A2 is —OH; and the other is —O—CH2—CH(OH)—CH2OH or —O—CH(—CH2—OH)2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo KAMENOUE, Jun NAGANUMA, Hiroya SHIBA, Takashi MIZOOKU, Ryuya ARATA, Akiyoshi KIMURA, Hiroshi HORI, Takashi WAKASA, Shunsuke KORIKI
  • Publication number: 20220177801
    Abstract: The present invention provides: an oil agent additive that is easily soluble in an oil agent and is outstandingly effective in reducing the friction coefficient; and an oil agent composition that contains the oil agent additive. This oil agent additive contains at least one compound represented by a Chemical Formula (1). (In the formula: R1 and R2 are each an aliphatic hydrocarbon group with a carbon number of 1-33; the total carbon number of R1 and R2 is 2-34; X is a single bond or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group with a carbon number of 1-5; and A is —O—CH2—CH(OH)—CH2OH or —O—CH(—CH2—OH)2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo KAMENOUE, Hiroshi HORI, Takashi WAKASA, Shunsuke KORIKI
  • Patent number: 11346213
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to measure a formation feature. An example apparatus includes a pre-processor to compare a first measurement obtained from a first sensor included in a logging tool at a first depth at a first time and a second measurement obtained from a second sensor included in the logging tool at the first depth at a second time. The example apparatus also include a semblance calculator to: calculate a correction factor based on a difference between the first measurement and the second measurement; and calculate a third measurement based on the correction factor and a fourth measurement obtained from the first sensor at a second depth at the second time. The example apparatus also includes a report generator to generate a report including the third measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Auchere, Hiroshi Hori, Adam Pedrycz, Bharat Narasimhan
  • Publication number: 20220146702
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for automatic recognition of environmental parameters with azimuthally distributed transducers. For example, a toolstring is disposed in a cased portion of a borehole penetrating a subsurface formation. The toolstring comprises a module comprising azimuthally distributed acoustic transducers each operable to emit and receive acoustic signals. The module is operated to emit an acoustic signal into fluid surrounding the module in the casing and record data indicative of receipt, by a plurality of the transducers, of acoustic waveforms resulting from interaction of the emitted acoustic signal with the casing, including at least a non-specular diffraction head wave excited by a guided wave that is excited by diffraction of the acoustic signal propagating in the casing metal. Acoustic velocity of the guided wave in the casing metal is determined utilizing the recorded data and geometric parameters of the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Mikhail Lemarenko, Roel Van Os, Orland Guedes, Thilo Michael Brill, Hiroshi HORI
  • Publication number: 20220120928
    Abstract: A method can include, using a downhole tool, acquiring ultrasonic echo data of a borehole, where the ultrasonic echo data include echoes representative of material and borehole geometry responsive to reflection of ultrasonic energy that has a wide-band frequency range; filtering the ultrasonic echo data using at least one selected filter for multi-band frequency filtering corresponding to different frequency ranges of the wide-band frequency range to generate filtered data; and processing the filtered data to generate attribute values representative of physical characteristics the material, the borehole geometry, or the material and the borehole geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hori, Kenji Endo, Mika Uno
  • Publication number: 20210247538
    Abstract: Methods including determining a measurement plan, having acoustic measurements, and lowering in a borehole penetrating a subsurface formation a toolstring having phased array modules. Each phased array module includes acoustic transducers operable to emit an acoustic excitation signal and receive an echo signal, as well as a programmable circuit for setting one or more variables of the phased array module. The phased array modules are configured, including programming the programmable circuit to set variables of the phased array modules according to the measurement plan. The acoustic measurements of the measurement plan are performed using the configured phased array modules. One or more of the formation, a casing disposed in the borehole, and/or an annulus between the casing and the formation are characterized using results of the performed acoustic measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Orland Guedes, Mikhail Lemarenko, Hiroshi Hori, Jean-Baptiste Cozon, Beatriz Eugenia Otero Roldan, Nicolas Fradin, Roel Van Os, Ram Sunder Kalyanraman
  • Patent number: 11022711
    Abstract: Methods for correcting eccentering effects on echoes detected from ultrasonic pulses emitted by a transducer of a downhole tool. Echo envelope amplitude, azimuth, and location for each echo is utilized to assess echo amplitude sensitivity to geometric and spatial characteristics of the downhole tool within the wellbore. Echo envelope amplitudes are corrected for eccentering effects based on the assessed sensitivity. A visual representation of the corrected echo envelope amplitudes is the generated. Also disclosed herein are tangible, non-transient, computer-readable media comprising instructions executable by a processor to carry out the methods, as well as systems including downhole tools and processing devices operable to carry out the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Pedrycz, Hiroshi Hori, Jean-Christophe Auchere
  • Patent number: 10955577
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a shear wave slowness may include emitting an emitted acoustic wave within a borehole from an acoustic tool. A return acoustic wave may be detected via one or more sensors. The return acoustic wave may be generated when the emitted acoustic wave interacts with a physical feature within the borehole. A signal may be generated that may be indicative of the return acoustic wave. The method may include evaluating the signal via a processor to determine a pseudo-Rayleigh mode slowness and calculating a shear wave slowness using an analytical relationship. The analytical relationship may include a mathematical correlation between the pseudo-Rayleigh mode slowness and the shear wave slowness. The analytical relationship may also include input parameters that are measured physical parameters of borehole properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Evgeniya Deger, Naoki Sakiyama, Hiroshi Hori
  • Publication number: 20210055444
    Abstract: Example ultrasonic acoustic sensors for measuring formation velocities are disclosed herein. An example sensor includes a housing, a first transmitter carried by the housing, a second transmitter carried by the housing, and a receiver array carried by the housing and disposed between the first transmitter and the second transmitter. The first transmitter is disposed at a first angle relative to a surface the housing and the second transmitter is disposed at second angle relative to the surface the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hori, Evgeniya Deger, Tatsuaki Kamoi, Hiroshi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10884151
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for identifying drilling cuttings downhole by extracting an echo from a pulse-echo waveform acquired utilizing a downhole ultrasonic tool having an acoustic device. An energy before echo profile preceding the extracted echo is determined, and then the energy before echo profile is processed to remove effects associated with the acoustic device. A cutting is then identified from the processed energy before echo profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Pedrycz, Hiroshi Hori, Jean-Christophe Auchere
  • Publication number: 20200369983
    Abstract: Provided are an internal olefin sulfonate composition which shows excellent hue stability and excellent smell stability even when preserved for a long period of time, and a method for preserving an internal olefin sulfonate. The internal olefin sulfonate composition according to the present invention comprises an internal olefin sulfonate, one or more kinds of alkaline agents selected from among an alkali metal hydroxide and an alkaline earth metal hydroxide and water, wherein the content of the alkaline agents is 0.2 to 15 mmol inclusive per mol of the internal olefin sulfonate. The method according to the present invention for preserving an internal olefin sulfonate comprises mixing the internal olefin sulfonate at least with an alkaline agent to give a composition wherein the content of the alkaline agent is 0.2 to 15 mmol inclusive per mol of the internal olefin sulfonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanae SAWASE, Hiroshi HORI, Junpei KAYAHARA, Masato NOMURA
  • Publication number: 20200363550
    Abstract: Example ultrasonic transducers for measuring formation velocities are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a housing and an acoustic transducer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The acoustic transducer is at least partially disposed in the housing. The example apparatus includes a window supported by the housing. At least a portion of the first surface of the acoustic transducer is in contact with the window. The housing and the window are to form a fluid seal for the acoustic transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Tatsuaki Kamoi, Hiroshi Hori, Evgeniya Deger
  • Patent number: 10585202
    Abstract: A downhole tool having a transmitter array with azimuthally spaced transmitters and receiver arrays with azimuthally spaced receivers. Methods of operation include transmitting an acoustic signal from an individual one of the transmitters, sensing an attribute of the acoustic signal with the receivers, and evaluating a characteristic of a portion of a downhole feature based on response signals generated by the first and second receivers. Each response signal is indicative of the acoustic signal attribute sensed by the corresponding receivers. This is repeated with different individual ones of the transmitters and receivers until the evaluated portions of the downhole feature collectively extend around a wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Sakiyama, Wataru Izuhara, Hiroshi Hori, Toshimichi Wago