Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Iwata

Hiroshi Iwata 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: 11364850
    Abstract: The lid portion has a first body, a first rib protruding from the first surface of the first body and extending along the first surface, and the storage section has a second body, a second rib protruding from the second surface of the second body and extending along the second surface. The first and second ribs have main welded portions welded at intersections crossing each other, and the lid portion and/or the storage portion has main welded portions extending from one of the first and second ribs to the other between the main welded portions adjacent to each other. The lid portion and/or the storage section has an auxiliary rib extending from one of the first and second ribs to the other between the adjacent main welded portions, and the auxiliary rib has a sub-welded portion that is welded to the other at the intersection with the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Iwata
  • Patent number: 11365193
    Abstract: This fungicide for agricultural and horticultural use includes a compound represented by formula (I) (in the formula, X represents a halogen group, or the like; n represents any integer of 0 to 4; when n is 2 or more, X may be the same or different; L represents a single bond or a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkylene group; Q is a group represented by formula (Q-1) or formula (Q-2) (in the formulae, * represents a binding site; Y1 is N or CR1; Y2 is N or CR2; Y3 is N or CR3; Y4 is N or CR4, at least two of Y1 to Y4 are not nitrogen atoms; R1, R2, R3, and R4, each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl group, or the like; R represents a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl group or the like; G represents a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkylene group; T represents a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkylene group; Y5 is N or CH)) or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Iwata, Yuka Nakamura, Tsukiho Hayashi, Shinya Watanabe, Hiroshi Sano
  • Patent number: 11348770
    Abstract: The sputtering cathode has a tubular shape having a pair of long sides facing each other in cross-sectional shape, has a sputtering target whose erosion surface faces inward, and a magnetic circuit is provided along the sputtering target. The pair of long sides are constituted by rotary targets each having a cylindrical shape. The rotary target is internally provided with a magnetic circuit and configured to allow the flow of cooling water. The magnetic circuit is provided parallel to the central axis of the rotary target and has a rectangular cross-sectional shape having a long side perpendicular to the radial direction of the rotary target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Hiroshi Iwata
  • Publication number: 20220143614
    Abstract: Provided are a flow path device capable of rapidly performing a drug sensitivity test, and a testing device and a testing method using the same. A flow path device adjusted for observing a test solution existing in a well plate having a well includes: a plate-shaped main body having a main surface; and an insertion body provided in the main body, the insertion body extending along a direction perpendicular to the main surface of the main body, the insertion body configured to be inserted into the well. The insertion body includes a pore having a dimension capable of sucking up the test solution in the well, and the main body includes an observation flow path which communicates with the pore and extends along a direction in plane with the main surface of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventor: Hiroshi IWATA
  • Patent number: 11251721
    Abstract: A power supply device is provided with an output unit, an input unit, a rectifier circuit, a switching circuit, and a controller. The input unit inputs an AC input. The rectifier circuit has a smoothing capacitor and converts the AC input into a rectified output. The switching circuit switches between an ON-state in which input impedance is low and an OFF-state in which input impedance is higher than that in the ON-state. The controller sets a modulation ratio such that, when controlling the switching circuit to switch between the ON-state and the OFF-state, at least a portion of a period, in which the modulation width of the modulation duty ratio becomes maximum, is included in a period from a time when an input current inputted to the smoothing capacitor is generated to a time when the voltage of the smoothing capacitor reaches a maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kotaro Kataoka, Hiroshi Iwata, Takamitsu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210351022
    Abstract: The sputtering cathode has a tubular shape having a pair of long sides facing each other in cross-sectional shape, has a sputtering target whose erosion surface faces inward, and a magnetic circuit is provided along the sputtering target. The pair of long sides are constituted by rotary targets each having a cylindrical shape. The rotary target is internally provided with a magnetic circuit and configured to allow the flow of cooling water. The magnetic circuit is provided parallel to the central axis of the rotary target and has a rectangular cross-sectional shape having a long side perpendicular to the radial direction of the rotary target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroshi IWATA
  • Publication number: 20210300254
    Abstract: The lid portion has a first body, a first rib protruding from the first surface of the first body and extending along the first surface, and the storage section has a second body, a second rib protruding from the second surface of the second body and extending along the second surface. The first and second ribs have main welded portions welded at intersections crossing each other, and the lid portion and/or the storage portion has main welded portions extending from one of the first and second ribs to the other between the main welded portions adjacent to each other. The lid portion and/or the storage section has an auxiliary rib extending from one of the first and second ribs to the other between the adjacent main welded portions, and the auxiliary rib has a sub-welded portion that is welded to the other at the intersection with the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroshi IWATA
  • Patent number: 11128232
    Abstract: A driving device is provided with an output unit, an input unit, a rectifier circuit, a switching circuit and a controller. The input unit inputs an AC in put. The rectifier circuit has a smoothing capacitor and converts the AC input into a rectified output. The switching circuit switches between an ON-state in which input impedance is low and an OFF-state in which input impedance is higher than that in the ON-state. The controller sets a start timing such that, when controlling the switching circuit to switch between the ON-state and the OFF-state, at least a portion of a period, in which the start timing of a power supply period becomes a second timing, is included in a period from a time when an input current inputted to the smoothing capacitor is generated to a time when the voltage of the smoothing capacitor reaches a maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kotaro Kataoka, Hiroshi Iwata, Takamitsu Suzuki, Masaru Nomura
  • Patent number: 11081324
    Abstract: The sputtering cathode has a tubular shape having a pair of long sides facing each other in cross-sectional shape, has a sputtering target whose erosion surface faces inward, and a magnetic circuit is provided along the sputtering target. The pair of long sides are constituted by rotary targets each having a cylindrical shape. The rotary target is internally provided with a magnetic circuit and configured to allow the flow of cooling water. The magnetic circuit is provided parallel to the central axis of the rotary target and has a rectangular cross-sectional shape having a long side perpendicular to the radial direction of the rotary target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: KEIHIN RAMTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Iwata
  • Patent number: 11078374
    Abstract: Provided is an active-energy-ray-curable liquid composition containing a monomer (A) having a hydrogen-bonding capacity and a solvent (B) having a hydrogen-bonding capacity, wherein the active-energy-ray-curable liquid composition satisfies conditions below, <Conditions> a cured product obtained by irradiating the active-energy-ray-curable liquid composition with 500 mJ/cm2 of an active energy ray is a solid having a compressive stress of 2.0 kPa or greater when compressed by 1% at 25 degrees C., and the cured product has a water decaying property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Naito, Hiroshi Iwata, Yoshihiro Norikane, Yoshihito Shimada, Kenji Sugiura
  • Patent number: 11081323
    Abstract: The sputtering cathode has a tubular shape having a pair of long sides facing each other in cross-sectional shape, has a sputtering target whose erosion surface faces inward, and a magnetic circuit is provided along the sputtering target. The pair of long sides are constituted by rotary targets each having a cylindrical shape. The rotary target is internally provided with a magnetic circuit and configured to allow the flow of cooling water. The magnetic circuit is provided parallel to the central axis of the rotary target and has a rectangular cross-sectional shape having a long side perpendicular to the radial direction of the rotary target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Keihin Ramtech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Iwata
  • Publication number: 20210229523
    Abstract: Provided is a novel heating system for an electric vehicle. A heating system for a vehicle compartment includes: a heat source storage chamber disposed below a vehicle compartment floor of an electric vehicle and configured to store at least one heat source element unit selected from an automotive battery, a motor, a converter, and an inverter; and a connection chamber configured to connect between the heat source storage chamber and the vehicle compartment. A heat exchange medium flows in the heat source storage chamber and the connection chamber. The heat source element unit and air in the vehicle compartment exchange heat with each other through the heat exchange medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Nobuhiro TERAI, Koichi SUZUKI, Chiharu TOTANI, Yoshinori MASATSUGU, Hiroshi IWATA, Hiroto WATANABE, Yasuhiro MARUTA, Hisashi TAKAYA
  • Publication number: 20210206773
    Abstract: A new agent for the treatment of a corneal epithelium disorder, which acts directly on corneal epithelial cells, is provided. Disclosed is an agent for the treatment of a corneal epithelium disorder, the agent comprising a compound of Formula (1) or a salt thereof as an active ingredient: wherein A is an aromatic ring, a heterocyclic ring, or an aliphatic ring; R2, R3, and R4, which may be identical or different, each independently are, for example, a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom; B is an aromatic ring which may have a substituent, a heterocyclic ring which may have a substituent, or an aliphatic ring which may have a substituent; —X—, —Y—, and —Z—, which may be identical or different, each independently are O—, —NH—, —NR5—, —S—, —SO—, —SO2—, —CH2—, —CR6R7—, or —CO—; and —W— is —NR1—, —O—, or —CR8R9—.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: EA PHARMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tohru MIZUSHIMA, Hiroshi IWATA
  • Publication number: 20210174509
    Abstract: An object is to obtain not only information indicating whether or not a drug is effective against bacteria but also additional information about an effective drug. An examination method includes a sample preparation step of obtaining a plurality of samples by bringing drugs of a plurality of types into contact with bacteria, and an image capturing step of capturing an image of each sample. The examination method includes a step of determining efficacy of the drug based on each sample image obtained in the image capturing step, and a step of obtaining drug susceptibility information by comparing a plurality of sample images including the drug determined as being effective, in accordance with a prescribed criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi IWATA, Shigehiko ZODA, Eiichi OZEKI, Ippei TAKEUCHI, Hiroomi GOTO, Yasuko YONEDA, Takahiro NISHIMOTO, Toyoyuki HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210165202
    Abstract: One object is to reduce the time required for focusing. When an image capturing condition is not stored (when image capturing of an observation area is performed for the first time), an examination device performs an autofocus process, obtains a focus position where a microscope camera is in focus on the observation area, and stores the obtained focus position in a storage device. In contrast, when the image capturing condition is stored (when image capturing of the observation area is performed for the second and subsequent times), the examination device captures an image of the observation area by reading out the focus position from the storage device and setting a focal point of the microscope camera at the read-out focus position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi IWATA, Shigehiko ZODA, Hiroomi GOTO, Eiichi OZEKI, Yasuko YONEDA, Takahiro NISHIMOTO, Naofumi SAKAUCHI, Ippei TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 10988098
    Abstract: An air bag mounting interior trim that efficiently pressurizes and welds ribs of a retainer and an instrument panel includes: a retainer having a first wall portion disposed at a deployment side of the air bag; and a panel having a second wall portion opposed to the first wall portion, at the deployment side of the first wall portion. The first and second wall portions each have an inclined face inclined in a pressurizing direction at assembly of the retainer and the panel. The retainer has a first rib protruding along the pressurizing direction from the inclined face of the first wall portion toward the panel side. The panel has a second rib protruding along the pressurizing direction from the inclined face of the second wall portion toward the retainer side. The first and second ribs have weld end faces that face each other in parallel, and that are aligned with the pressurizing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunta Asakuma, Chiharu Totani, Hiroshi Iwata, Hajime Takai
  • Publication number: 20210113968
    Abstract: A microorganism recovering method high in recovering efficiency is provided. A microorganism recovering method of recovering microorganisms from a liquid sample includes filtering out microorganisms from the liquid sample through a filtration apparatus, the filtration apparatus including a first end and a second end, the filtration apparatus being configured to receive the liquid sample at the first end and being configured to discharge from the second end filtrate generated through the filtering out microorganisms and recovering the microorganisms filtered out by the filtration apparatus together with a culture medium by feeding the culture medium from the second end to the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroshi IWATA
  • Publication number: 20210116337
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a liquid sample processing method capable of efficiently removing blood cells. The liquid sample processing method is configured to remove blood cells out of a liquid sample containing blood cells, and includes filtering the liquid sample by allowing measurement objects to pass through the filter faster than the blood cells, and filtering the liquid sample after the measurement objects are made to pass through the filter faster than the blood cells so as to remove the blood cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroshi IWATA
  • Patent number: 10976276
    Abstract: A nanofiber sensor includes a plurality of pairs of electrodes and nanofibers respectively bridging the gaps between the electrodes in the pair, between the electrodes in the pair, and between the electrodes in the pair. At least two pairs of electrodes of the plurality of pairs of electrodes are different from each other in structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichi Handa, Takuya Sato, Akihide Shibata, Hiroshi Iwata
  • Publication number: 20210086698
    Abstract: A box apparatus for vehicles is disposed to a side of a seat and includes: a box having an internal space having an opening facing upward; and a lid having a lid body and a pivotal shaft integrated with the lid body and pivotally supported relative to the box, configured to open and close the opening of the box, and positionally changed between a closed position where the lid body is disposed above the box and closes the opening, and an opened position where the lid body is disposed at a side of the box and opens the opening. The lid body has an opened-position upper-surface portion becoming an upper surface at the opened position and a closed-position upper-surface portion becoming an upper surface at the closed position and becoming a side surface at the opened position, and a heating element is disposed at the opened-position and closed-position upper-surface portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Naoyuki FUKUI, Hiroshi IWATA, Chiharu TOTANI