Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kaneko

Hiroshi Kaneko 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: 11466346
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a high strength aluminum alloy material having a ribbon shape, which can be an alternative to copper-based materials and iron-based materials having a ribbon shape, and a conductive member, a conductive component, a spring member, a spring component, a semiconductor module member, a semiconductor module component, a structural member and a structural component including the aluminum alloy material. The aluminum alloy material of the present disclosure has an alloy composition containing Mg: 0.2% to 1.8% by mass, Si: 0.2% to 2.0% by mass, and Fe: 0.01% to 1.50% by mass, with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities, wherein the aluminum alloy material has a Vickers hardness (HV) of 90 or more and 190 or less and has a ribbon shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20220306405
    Abstract: Provided is a transport device in which reliability is increased by suppressing deterioration of the transport surface and transport efficiency is increased by suppressing electrical current loss. A transport device 1 comprising a transported body having either a permanent magnet 10 or a magnetic body, and an electromagnet unit in which coils 21 are wound around teeth 25 comprising magnetic bodies, and having recesses on surfaces of the teeth 25 facing the transported body. Specifically, the surfaces of the teeth 25 facing the transported body have at least two surfaces (first facing surface 22, second facing surface 23, etc.) which have different distances to the transported body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuaki AOYAMA, Ryosuke HOSHI, Satoru KANEKO, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Takeshi TAMAKOSHI, Katsuhiro KAMBARA, Hiroshi WATANABE, Kuniaki ONIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220283035
    Abstract: A burner work measurement system configured to measure work using a burner is provided. The burner work measurement system includes one or more cameras configured to capture the work and a control unit configured to perform computing processing on images captured by the cameras, the control unit is configured to create work data obtained by calculating, based on the images captured by the cameras, at least one of a positional relation between a work object and the burner or flame, a positional relation between the work object and a brazing filler metal, and a positional relation between the burner or the flame and the brazing filler metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicants: Hitachi, Ltd., Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihide TANAKA, Hiroshi YOSHIKAWA, Shinya KANEKO, Isamu TAKAHASHI, Naoya OKIZAKI, Xudong ZHANG, Yasunori HAMA
  • Publication number: 20220274792
    Abstract: A conveying device conveys a container including a magnetic body to a target position along a conveyance path and includes a conveyance surface configured by arranging a plurality of magnetic poles including a core and a coil, and including a conveyance path, a drive unit supplying a current to the coil, and a position detection unit estimating the position of the container. The position detection unit excites a first magnetic pole to detect the position of the container and applies a voltage to at least one second magnetic pole that is peripheral in a predetermined range from the first magnetic pole and is different from the first magnetic pole in a direction in which the polarity becomes opposite to the exciting current of the first magnetic pole, and a process of estimating the position of the container based on the current value of the first magnetic pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi TAMAKOSHI, Yasuaki AOYAMA, Satoru KANEKO, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Ryosuke HOSHI, Hiroshi WATANABE, Katsuhiro KAMBARA, Kuniaki ONIZAWA
  • Patent number: 11421195
    Abstract: Provided is a culture device, including: a culture tank (110) configured to store an object liquid that is a culture solution having suspended therein an object; a screen (210) made of a metal, the screen including a main body (212) and a plurality of through holes (214) passing through the main body from a front surface (212a) thereof to a back surface (212b) thereof; a spray portion (220) configured to spray the object liquid stored in the culture tank onto the front surface of the body; an accommodation portion (240) surrounding the back surface of the main body and configured to accommodate the culture solution having passed through the through holes; a UV light irradiation portion (250) arranged in the accommodation portion and configured to radiate UV light; and a return portion (290) configured to return the culture solution in the accommodation portion to the culture tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Yoshiaki Matsuzawa, Yuko Yoshida, Norimitsu Kaneko, Jun Muto
  • Publication number: 20220252627
    Abstract: The invention provides a conveyance device having a smaller loss of a winding than that of a related art while increasing thrust for conveying a body to be conveyed, and a specimen analysis system and a specimen pretreatment device including the same. A conveyance device 1 includes: a permanent magnet 10 provided on the side of a specimen rack 111; teeth 22 formed of a second magnetic body; and a winding 21 wound around the side of an outer periphery of the teeth 22, wherein a cross-sectional area of a cross section of a part of the teeth facing the permanent magnet 10 is larger than that of other parts thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuaki AOYAMA, Ryosuke HOSHI, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Takeshi TAMAKOSHI, Satoru KANEKO, Hiroshi WATANABE, Katsuhiro KAMBARA, Kuniaki ONIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220252628
    Abstract: A conveying device detects an abnormality due to a change in the surface state of the conveying plane. The conveying device has a conveying plane for conveying thereabove a conveying container equipped with a magnetic body, a position detection unit for detecting the position of the conveying container above the conveying plane, a magnetic pole disposed below the conveying plane and equipped with a core and a coil, a drive unit for applying a voltage to the magnetic pole, and a calculation unit for controlling the drive unit. The calculation unit calculates the conveying speed of the conveying container on the basis of the position of the conveying container above the conveying plane and the time at which the conveying container passes through the position, and detects the surface state of the conveying plane on the basis of the calculated conveying speed of the conveying container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi TAMAKOSHI, Satoru KANEKO, Yasuaki AOYAMA, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Ryosuke HOSHI, Hiroshi WATANABE, Katsuhiro KAMBARA, Kuniaki ONIZAWA
  • Patent number: 11410787
    Abstract: The present invention provides a movable cable, which has strength that is at least equal to conventional movable cables while having excellent flexural fatigue resistance and flexibility as well as being lightweight. This movable cable 10 has an electric conductor therein. The conductor comprises a first conductor 2 made of a specific aluminum alloy material wherein: the alloy composition contains, in mass %, 0.05-1.8% Mg, 0.01-2.0% Si, 0.01-1.5% Fe, and at least a total of 0.00-2.00% of one element selected from the group consisting of Cu, Ag, Zn, Ni, Co, Au, Mn, Cr, V, Zr, Ti and Sn, the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities; the crystal grains have a fiber-like metal structure in which the crystal grains all extend in one direction; and in a cross-section parallel to the one direction, the average crystal grain dimension perpendicular to the longitudinal direction is 400 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Araki, Hiroshi Kaneko, Yoshiaki Ogiwara
  • Publication number: 20220238267
    Abstract: A transport device and a transport method efficiently increase a thrust to suppress power consumption. The transport device has a first magnetic body on a side of a to-be-transported object, a magnetic circuit with a core consisting of a second magnetic body, and a winding wound around an outside of the core, and a drive circuit supplying a current to the winding of the magnetic circuit. The magnetic circuit has first and second magnetic circuits, and in a case where the first magnetic body is located on a side of the second magnetic circuit relative to a first predetermined position between the first magnetic circuit and the second magnetic circuit, the drive circuit supplies a current to a winding of the first magnetic circuit in such a manner to cause an electromagnetic repulsive force to be generated between the first magnetic body and the first magnetic circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Ryosuke HOSHI, Yasuaki AOYAMA, Satoru KANEKO, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Takeshi TAMAKOSHI, Katsuhiro KAMBARA, Hiroshi WATANABE, Kuniaki ONIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220127700
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy material which has high yield strength and excellent electric and thermal conductivity and can have a constant break elongation even when the aluminum alloy material has a small diameter. The aluminum alloy material has an alloy composition including 0.05 to 1.50 mass % of Fe, at least one of 0.01 to 0.15 mass % of Si, 0.01 to 0.30 mass % of Cu and 0.01 to 1.50 mass % of Mg, and a remainder made up by Al and unavoidable impurities, and has a fibrous metallic structure in which a plurality of crystal grains extend in line in one direction. The average value of maximum dimensions of the plurality of crystal grains in a direction perpendicular to the length direction is 800 nm or less in a cross section parallel to the aforementioned one direction, and there is no specific void of which the maximum dimension in a direction perpendicular to the length direction is 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi KANEKO
  • Patent number: 11306373
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy material has an alloy composition which includes at least one among 0.2-1.8 mass % of Mg, 0.2-2.0 mass % of Si, and 0.01-1.50 mass % of Fe, with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities, and has a fibrous metal structure in which crystal grains extend in one direction. In a cross section parallel to the one direction, the average value of the dimensions of the crystal grains in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction thereof is 400 nm or less, and the primary surface of the aluminum alloy material has a crystal orientation distribution in which the ratio H (K100/K111) of K100 to K111 is at least 0.17 as determined by the X-ray pole figure method, where K100 is the sum of the diffraction intensities resulting from crystals in which <100> is oriented in the longitudinal direction, and K111 is the sum of the diffraction intensities resulting from crystals in which <111> is oriented in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11268172
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy material of the present disclosure has an alloy composition containing Mg: 0.50% by mass or more and 6.0% by mass or less, Fe: 0% by mass or more and 1.50% by mass or less, Si: 0% by mass or more and 1.0% by mass or less, one or more selected from Cu, Ag, Zn, Ni, Ti, Co, Au, Mn, Cr, V, Zr and Sn: 0% by mass or more and 2.0% by mass or less in total, with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities. The aluminum alloy material has a fibrous metallographic structure in which crystal grains extend so as to be aligned in one direction, and an average value of sizes perpendicular to longitudinal direction of the crystal grains is 310 nm or less in a cross section parallel to the one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Araki, Hiroshi Kaneko, Kyota Susai
  • Publication number: 20220059251
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a cable used to at least moor a moving body to be moored and supply power thereto, such that weight of the whole cable can be reduced. A cable according to the present invention connects a moving body to be moored to a unit assembly including a power supply unit. The cable is used to at least moor the moving body to be moored to the unit assembly and supply power from the power supply unit to the moving body to be moored. The cable includes a conductor constituted with element wires, and at least part of the element wires is a high-strength aluminum-based conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi KANEKO
  • Patent number: 11236410
    Abstract: This aluminum alloy material has an alloy composition which comprises at least one among 0.05-1.50 mass % of Fe, 0.01-0.15 mass % of Si, 0.01-0.3 mass % of Cu, and 0.01-1.5 mass % of Mg, with the balance being Al and inevitable impurities, and has a fibrous metal structure in which crystal grains extend in one direction. In a cross section parallel to said one direction, the average value of the dimensions of the crystal grains in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction thereof is 800 nm or less, and the primary surface of the aluminum alloy material has a crystal orientation distribution in which the ratio H (K100/K111) of K100 to K111 is at least 0.15 as determined by the X-ray pole figure method, where K100 is the sum of the diffraction intensities resulting from crystals in which <100> is oriented in the longitudinal direction, and K111 is the sum of the diffraction intensities resulting from crystals in which <111> is oriented in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20220010411
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy that has high yield strength enabling use as a substitute for iron- and copper-based metal materials, and has a constant break elongation even at narrow diameters. The aluminum alloy has an alloy composition containing 0.20-1.80 mass % of Mg, 0.20-2.00 mass % of Si, and 0.01-1.50 mass % of Fe, with a balance being Al and inevitable impurities. The aluminum alloy material has a fibrous metallic microstructure in which a plurality of crystal grains extend so as to be aligned in one direction, and in a cross section parallel to the one direction, an average value of a maximum dimension in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of a plurality of the crystal grains is no more than 400 nm, and viewing the cross section in a thickness direction, when observing at a central part, specific voids having a maximum dimension in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of no less than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi KANEKO
  • Patent number: 11220651
    Abstract: The invention provides a compressor oil, wherein 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol and tris (2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl) phosphite are added to a base oil having a naphthene content of from 17 to 30% based on the total amount of the base oil, and has a pour point of ?25° C. or lower. 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol is effective when it is contained in an amount of from 0.5 mass % to 6.0 mass % based on the total amount of the compressor oil, and tris (2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl) phosphite is effective when it is contained in an amount of from 0.3 mass % to 2.0 mass % based on the total amount of the compressor oil. Furthermore, adding an alkaline earth metal salt of alkylsalicylic acid in combination is even more effective. The amount thereof used is preferably from 0.05 mass % to 2.0 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Mai Kitagawa, Hiroshi Kaneko, Mitsuhiro Nagakari
  • Patent number: 11183780
    Abstract: In a connection structure of the present disclosure, compression of a first connecting part of a first conductor forming a connecting component causes the first connecting part to be directly coupled to a second connecting part of a second conductor forming a body to be connected, to form an electrical connection structure, wherein the first conductor is made of copper or a copper alloy; and the second conductor has a Vickers hardness HV1 of 110 or more as measured at a position of the second connecting part in a state where the electrical connection structure is formed, and a Vickers hardness HV2 of 80% or more of the Vickers hardness HV1, the Vickers hardness HV2 being measured at a position of the second conductor which does not form the electrical connection structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20210238494
    Abstract: The invention provides a compressor oil, wherein 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol and tris (2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl) phosphite are added to a base oil having a naphthene content of from 17 to 30% based on the total amount of the base oil, and has a pour point of ?25° C. or lower. 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol is effective when it is contained in an amount of from 0.5 mass % to 6.0 mass % based on the total amount of the compressor oil, and tris (2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl) phosphite is effective when it is contained in an amount of from 0.3 mass % to 2.0 mass % based on the total amount of the compressor oil. Furthermore, adding an alkaline earth metal salt of alkylsalicylic acid in combination is even more effective. The amount thereof used is preferably from 0.05 mass % to 2.0 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Mai KITAGAWA, Hiroshi KANEKO, Mitsuhiro NAGAKARI
  • Publication number: 20210082596
    Abstract: The present invention provides a movable cable, which has strength that is at least equal to conventional movable cables while having excellent flexural fatigue resistance and flexibility as well as being lightweight. This movable cable 10 has an electric conductor therein. The conductor comprises a first conductor 2 made of a specific aluminum alloy material wherein: the alloy composition contains, in mass %, 0.05-1.8% Mg, 0.01-2.0% Si, 0.01-1.5% Fe, and at least a total of 0.00-2.00° of one element selected from the group consisting of Cu, Ag, Zn, Ni, Co, Au, Mn, Cr, V, Zr, Ti and Sn, the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities; the crystal grains have a fiber-like metal structure in which the crystal grains all extend in one direction; and in a cross-section parallel to the one direction, the average crystal grain dimension perpendicular to the longitudinal direction is 400 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi ARAKI, Hiroshi KANEKO, Yoshiaki OGIWARA
  • Patent number: D943747
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: J. MORITA MFG. CORP.
    Inventors: Fritz Frenkler, Anette Ponholzer, Hiroshi Kaneko, Takashi Kondo