Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Horie

Hiroshi Horie 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: 20200305489
    Abstract: The method of the present invention for producing cellulose nanofiber from almond seed coat includes alkali cooking a food manufacturing by-product containing plant fiber with an alkali acceptable for food use, washing the object, bleaching the pulp component containing cellulose and hemicellulose thus obtained using a chemical acceptable for food use, washing the object with water, and mechanically fibrillating and grinding the pulp component obtained above, thereby obtaining cellulose nanofiber. The present invention allows efficient production of highly safe cellulose nanofiber from a food manufacturing by-product as a raw material, or almond seed coat acceptable for food use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: HIROSHI EBITSUBO, YOSHINAO HORIE, TSUTOMU IKEDA, NORIKO HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10769063
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, program storage devices, and systems are provided for object copying in a computer performing parallel copying garbage collection on deques using work stealing. A method includes acquiring, for original objects in a source deque space, a destination deque space to copy the original objects to, and copying, from the source deque space to the destination deque space, any original objects in the source deque space having a reference to other ones of the original objects, or having a pre-known structure for estimating copy overhead. The method also includes registering, together with an address to copy to, any original objects in the source deque space lacking the reference to the other ones of the original objects, or lacking the pre-known structure for estimating copy overhead. The method additionally includes setting, in the source space, forwarding pointers to copied ones of the original objects in the destination deque place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michihiro Horie, Hiroshi Horii, Kazunori Ogata
  • Patent number: 10740230
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and a computer processing system are provided for increasing memory density in a memory using heap contraction. The method includes dividing the heap into a plurality of work regions including a last region and other regions such the last region is larger in size than the other regions. The method further includes calculating a size of the heap contraction. The method also includes forming a pair of the last region and one of the other regions that has a largest free portion. The method additionally includes executing intra-table compaction and inter-table compaction on the heap. The method further includes contracting the last region by subtracting a prescribed space from the last region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michihiro Horie, Hiroshi H. Horii, Kazunori Ogata, Tamiya Onodera
  • Patent number: 10731615
    Abstract: Responsiveness of an electromagnetic flow-rate control valve provided for closing a suction valve is improved and a discharge flow rate is controlled to a desired value. A flow-rate control valve includes a fixed core arranged on an inner circumferential side of a coil, a yoke arranged on an outer circumferential side of the coil, and a cover portion opposed to the coil in an axial direction, in which the fixed core has an enlarged portion in contact with the cover portion in the axial direction and enlarging toward the coil, and the cover portion is regulated in the axial direction only by a contact portion with the fixed core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Kusakabe, Kenichiro Tokuo, Satoshi Usui, Minoru Hashida, Masayuki Suganami, Atsushi Hohkita, Eiichi Kubota, Daisuke Kitajima, Hiroshi Horie
  • Publication number: 20200243867
    Abstract: A resin current collector provides means for improving the cycle characteristics in a lithium ion battery and includes a polyolefin resin, and a conductive carbon filler. The total surface area of the conductive carbon filler contained in 1 g of the resin current collector is 7.0 m2 or more and 10.5 m2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kusano, Yoshihiro Ikeda, Yasuhiro Tsudo, Yasuhiko Ohsawa, Yuki Kusachi, Hajime Satou, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie
  • Publication number: 20200241504
    Abstract: A design support system includes memory, a receiving unit, and an associating unit. The memory stores information on design element classification that classifies a design element included in a product, and information on design requirement classification that classifies a design requirement required for the product. The receiving unit receives technical information regarding a design trouble. The associating unit refers to technical information regarding a design trouble, received by the receiving unit, and associates a classification item in the design requirement classification to which the design trouble belongs and a classification item in the design element classification to which a design element causing the design trouble belongs with each other, along with information on a phenomenon indicating a failure status of the design element included in the technical information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuaki MIYAZAWA, Makoto FUCHIGAMI, Kimihiro WAKABAYASHI, Yoshikazu OKAMOTO, Hiroshi MURANO, Nobukazu TAKAHASHI, Masaki SUDA, Mari HORIE, Naoki KOIKE, Masao OKUBO
  • Patent number: 10727476
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an electrode for lithium ion batteries which exhibits excellent electrical conductivity even if its thickness is large. The electrode for lithium ion batteries of the present invention includes a first main surface to be located adjacent to a separator of a lithium ion battery and a second main surface to be located adjacent to a current collector of the lithium ion battery. The electrode has a thickness of 150 to 5000 ?m. The electrode contains, between the first main surface and the second main surface, a conductive member (A) made of an electronically conductive material and a large number of active material particles (B). At least part of the conductive member (A) forms a conductive path that electrically connects the first main surface to the second main surface. The conductive path is in contact with the active material particles (B) around the conductive path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Mizuno, Yasuhiro Shindo, Yasuhiro Tsudo, Kenichi Kawakita, Yuki Kusachi, Yasuhiko Ohsawa, Hajime Satou, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie
  • Patent number: 10725817
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a number of Garbage Collection (GC) threads in a computer system implementing a copying GC process which copies live objects and involves states including a spin state, a yield state, and a sleep state. The method includes determining the number of GC threads to come back to for copying with work-stealing from a given one of the states based on a predicted number of object references, responsive to a number of currently stealable tasks being less than a threshold. The predicted number of object references is calculated using a past average number of object references. The method further includes determining the number of GC threads to come back to for copying work from the given one of the states based on the number of currently stealable tasks, responsive to the number of currently stealable tasks being equal to or greater than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michihiro Horie, Hiroshi Horii, Kazunori Ogata
  • Patent number: 10707493
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrode capable of reducing contact resistance between a resin current collector and the electrode, and a method of manufacturing the electrode. The electrode of the present invention includes a positive electrode current collector 11 containing a polymer material and a conductive filler, a positive electrode active material layer 13 disposed adjacent to the positive electrode current collector, and a concavoconvex shape 11c corresponding to a concavoconvex shape 13c formed on a surface of the positive electrode active material layer that is in contact with the positive electrode current collector, the concavoconvex shape being formed on a surface of the positive electrode current collector that is in contact with the positive electrode active material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Ohsawa, Hajime Satou, Yuki Kusachi, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie, Masatoshi Okura
  • Patent number: 10700345
    Abstract: To provide an electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery capable of enhancing a charge and discharge cycle durability of an electrode that uses a resin current collector. An electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery provided with a resin current collector including a polyolefin resin matrix and a conductive filler A, and an electrode active material layer provided on the resin current collector, in which a crosslinked resin thin-film layer, which contains an Ni filler as a conductive filler B that does not alloy with Li and which has impermeability to the electrolyte solution, is arranged between the resin current collector and a negative electrode active material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Ohsawa, Yuki Kusachi, Hajime Satou, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie, Naofumi Shoji, Masatoshi Okura
  • Patent number: 10673057
    Abstract: To provide a negative electrode for a lithium ion battery in which a volume change of a silicon-based negative electrode active material due to charging and discharging is small, and a production method therefor. Provided is a method for producing a negative electrode for a lithium ion battery, the method including a step of forming a coating film on a current collector or a separator by using a slurry containing a negative electrode active material composition, which contains a silicon-based negative electrode active material and a carbon-based negative electrode active material, and a dispersion medium, in which the method further includes a step of doping the silicon-based negative electrode active material with lithium ions and a step of doping the carbon-based negative electrode active material with lithium ions before or after the step of forming the coating film and before assembling a lithium ion battery, and the method does not substantially include a step of drying the coating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Tsuchida, Yusuke Nakashima, Yasuhiko Ohsawa, Yuki Kusachi, Hajime Satou, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie
  • Patent number: 10658674
    Abstract: An electrode for improving the durability of a battery includes a current collector and an active material layer. The current collector has a conductive resin layer including a polymer material and a conductive filler. The electrode further includes a conductive member, which is in electrical contact with the conductive filler, between the current collector and the active material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Ohsawa, Hajime Satou, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie, Yusuke Mizuno, Hiroshi Fukumoto, Masatoshi Okura, Yasuhiro Shindo, Yasuhiro Tsudo
  • Patent number: 10655986
    Abstract: A position indicator includes a light emitting element, a resonance circuit including a coil which, in operation, transmits and receives a signal to and from a sensor of a position detection apparatus and a capacitor connected in parallel to the coil, and a signal generation circuit which, in operation, accumulates power of the signal received from the sensor by the resonance circuit and generates a light emission driving controlling signal that drives and controls the light emitting element to emit light based on the accumulated power. The light emitting element is driven and controlled by the light emission driving controlling signal generated by the signal generation circuit to perform light emission control of the light emitting element of the position indicator by the position detection apparatus. The position indicator has a simple configuration and performs light emission control of the light emitting element under control of the position detection apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miyazawa, Toshihiko Horie
  • Publication number: 20200151003
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a number of Garbage Collection (GC) threads in a computer system implementing a copying GC process which copies live objects and involves states including a spin state, a yield state, and a sleep state. The method includes determining the number of GC threads to come back to for copying with work-stealing from a given one of the states based on a predicted number of object references, responsive to a number of currently stealable tasks being less than a threshold. The predicted number of object references is calculated using a past average number of object references. The method further includes determining the number of GC threads to come back to for copying work from the given one of the states based on the number of currently stealable tasks, responsive to the number of currently stealable tasks being equal to or greater than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Michihiro Horie, Hiroshi Horii, Kazunori Ogata
  • Publication number: 20200136125
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing an electrode active material molded body for a lithium-ion battery suitable for the production of a lithium-ion battery, and a method of producing a lithium-ion battery using the electrode active material molded body, wherein the methods can reduce the time, work, equipment, and the like required for the production. The present invention provides a method of producing an electrode composition molded body for a lithium-ion battery, including: a molding step of molding a composition containing an electrode active material for a lithium-ion battery and an electrolyte solution into an electrode active material molded body for a lithium-ion battery as an unbound product of the electrode active material for a lithium-ion battery, wherein the composition has an electrolyte solution content of 0.1 to 40 wt % based on the weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicants: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya SUENAGA, Kenichi KAWAKITA, Yuki KUSACHI, Yasuhiko OHSAWA, Hajime SATOU, Hiroshi AKAMA, Hideaki HORIE
  • Patent number: 10628307
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and computer processing system are provided for coordinated heap contraction. The method includes starting a contraction of a heap responsive to a physical memory use of the heap approaching a limit. The contraction starts from a particular runtime system that as estimated to be slowest for the contraction from among a plurality of runtime systems that use the heap, based on previously determined estimates. The method also includes decreasing the physical memory use of the heap by compacting the heap with only one Garbage Collection (GC) thread, responsive to the contraction of the heap being unable to catch up to the physical memory use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michihiro Horie, Hiroshi H. Horii, Kazunori Ogata
  • Patent number: 10599563
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and computer processing system are provided for coordinated heap contraction. The method includes starting a contraction of a heap responsive to a physical memory use of the heap approaching a limit. The contraction starts from a particular runtime system that was estimated to be slowest for the contraction from among a plurality of runtime systems that use the heap, based on previously determined estimates. The method also includes decreasing the physical memory use of the heap by compacting the heap with only one Garbage Collection (GC) thread, responsive to the contraction of the heap being unable to catch up to the physical memory use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michihiro Horie, Hiroshi H. Horii, Kazunori Ogata
  • Publication number: 20200091508
    Abstract: To provide a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery negative electrode material that can be produced even without performing a heat treatment at a high temperature such as 2,000° C. or higher and can have the discharge capacity further increased. The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery negative electrode material according to the invention has a core portion including carbonaceous negative electrode active material particles; and a shell portion including a polyimide and silicon-based negative electrode active material particles and/or tin-based negative electrode active material particles. There is a feature that the value of the ratio of the volume average particle size (D50) of the silicon-based negative electrode active material particles and/or tin-based negative electrode active material particles with respect to the volume average particle size (D50) of the carbonaceous negative electrode active material particles is 0.001 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko OHSAWA, Yuki KUSACHI, Hajime SATOU, Hiroshi AKAMA, Hideaki HORIE, Naofumi SHOJI
  • Publication number: 20200058923
    Abstract: To provide a negative electrode for a lithium ion battery having high energy density and excellent rapid charging characteristics. A negative electrode for a lithium ion battery, the negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector, a negative electrode active material layer formed on the surface of the negative electrode current collector, and a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte including an electrolyte containing lithium ions and a non-aqueous solvent, in which the negative electrode active material layer includes a negative electrode active material and voids, the voids are filled with the non-aqueous liquid electrolyte, and a proportion of the battery capacity based on a total amount of lithium ions in the non-aqueous liquid electrolyte existing in the negative electrode active material layer with respect to the battery capacity based on a total amount of the negative electrode active material is 3% to 17%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya MINAMI, Yusuke NAKASHIMA, Yasuhiko OHSAWA, Yuki KUSACHI, Hajime SATOU, Hiroshi AKAMA, Hideaki HORIE
  • Patent number: 10567023
    Abstract: A sensing device has a detection portion having a plate shape and including a first set of one or more indication sensors and a securing portion extending from the detection portion. The securing portion secures the device to a piece of electronic equipment having a plate shape, a back and a front, the front including a display with a second set of one or more indication sensors. The securing portion is sized and shaped to fit between the back of the piece of electronic equipment and a base part of a protective cover to secure the device to the piece of electronic equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miyazawa, Toshihiko Horie, Nobutaka Ide