Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kano

Hiroshi Kano 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: 11322681
    Abstract: A storage element including a storage layer configured to hold information by use of a magnetization state of a magnetic material, with a pinned magnetization layer being provided on one side of the storage layer, with a tunnel insulation layer, and with the direction of magnetization of the storage layer being changed through injection of spin polarized electrons by passing a current in the lamination direction, so as to record information in the storage layer, wherein a spin barrier layer configured to restrain diffusion of the spin polarized electrons is provided on the side, opposite to the pinned magnetization layer, of the storage layer; and the spin barrier layer includes at least one material selected from the group composing of oxides, nitrides, and fluorides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Higo, Masanori Hosomi, Kazuhiro Bessho, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Ohmori, Kazutaka Yamane, Yuki Oishi, Hiroshi Kano
  • Publication number: 20220127755
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing an artificial structural protein fiber having a small diameter and having a stress equal to or higher than that of the related art. A method for producing an artificial structural protein fiber according to the present invention is a method for producing an artificial structural protein fiber by a wet spinning method, the method including a coagulation step of discharging a spinning dope containing an artificial structural protein and an organic solvent from a spinneret into a coagulation liquid to coagulate the artificial structural protein, wherein a bath draft in the coagulation step is more than 0.4 and 20 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Spiber Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotada Ando, Hideto Ishii, Koichi Kotaka, Ryoko Sato, Hiroshi Kano, Jun Kobayashi, Akito Sato, Yunosuke Abe
  • Patent number: 11312205
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle which includes an air intake grille for taking in air in a passenger compartment, an electric device, a case for accommodating the electric device, and an intake duct for connecting the intake port provided in the case and the air intake grille, where, when the air intake grille is divided into a region close to the intake port and a region far from the intake port in a vehicle width direction, the sum of opening areas of flow rate adjusting windows located in the region far from the intake port is larger than the sum of opening areas of flow rate adjusting windows located in the region close to the intake port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Aoki, Hiroshi Kano
  • Publication number: 20220010460
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a modified fibroin multifilament excellent in productivity and a multifilament produced by the same. The multifilament of the present invention contains modified fibroin, in which the multifilament has 100 or more constituent single yarns, a coefficient of variation in elastic modulus is 15% or less, a coefficient of variation in strength is 15% or less, and a coefficient of variation in elongation is less than 33%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yunosuke ABE, Hideto ISHII, Ryoko SATO, Akito SATO, Hirotada ANDO, Hiroshi KANO, Koichi KOTAKA, Jun KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11192445
    Abstract: An air intake grille through which air in a passenger compartment of a vehicle V is taken in includes a frame body, a plurality of first grille forming portions and second grille forming portions arranged in a lattice shape inside the frame body, and a flow rate adjusting plate disposed inside the frame body so as to be perpendicular to the first grille forming portions and the second grille forming portions. The flow rate adjusting plate has a flow rate adjusting window having an opening area smaller than an opening portion inside the opening portion formed by the first grille forming portion and the second grille forming portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kano
  • Publication number: 20210267226
    Abstract: It is an objective of the present invention to newly create a method of improving quality of sleep and to increase consumer options for such a method. In the method according to the present invention, at least one (i) at least one lactic acid bacterium of genus Lactobacillus selected from the group consisting of Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus paragasseri, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus acidophilus and (ii) its metabolite or a composition containing the same is ingested by an organism to improve quality of sleep of the organism, to improve overall sense of health of the organism, or to improve vitality of the organism. Here, the lactic acid bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus is preferably Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, and more preferably Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus OLL1073R-1(FERM BP-10741).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya MAKINO, Hiroshi KANO
  • Patent number: 11012633
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an image data acquirer configured to acquire pieces of image data at a plurality of relative movement positions to which an imaging surface of an imaging sensor is relatively moved with respect to an object light flux; an exposure changer configured to change an exposure when acquiring the pieces of image data at the plurality of relative movement positions; a dynamic range adjuster configured to adjust a dynamic range of the acquired pieces of image data; and an image data combiner configured to obtain composite image data of the pieces of image data, based on a positional shift amount between the pieces of image data and the dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Terauchi, Hiroyasu Uehara, Masashi Miyata, Hiroshi Kano, Takeyoshi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20210083177
    Abstract: A storage element includes a storage layer, a fixed magnetization layer, a spin barrier layer, and a spin absorption layer. The storage layer stores information based on a magnetization state of a magnetic material. The fixed magnetization layer is provided for the storage layer through a tunnel insulating layer. The spin barrier layer suppresses diffusion of spin-polarized electrons and is provided on the side of the storage layer opposite the fixed magnetization layer. The spin absorption layer is formed of a nonmagnetic metal layer causing spin pumping and provided on the side of the spin barrier layer opposite the storage layer. A direction of magnetization in the storage layer is changed by passing current in a layering direction to inject spin-polarized electrons so that information is recorded in the storage layer and the spin barrier layer includes at least a material selected from oxides, nitrides, and fluorides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka Higo, Masanori Hosomi, Hiroyuki Ohmori, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Kazutaka Yamane, Yuki Oishi, Hiroshi Kano
  • Patent number: 10903462
    Abstract: An electric storage device includes a storage module and a mounting plate. The storage module includes a plurality of storage cells stacked in a stacking direction and has an end surface in the stacking direction. The storage module is mounted on the mounting plate. The mounting plate includes a fastening part and a displacement absorbing part. The storage module is connected to the mounting plate at the fastening part. The displacement absorbing part absorbs displacement of the storage module in the stacking direction. The fastening part is provided between the displacement absorbing part and the end surface of the storage module in the stacking direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kano, Daijiro Takizawa, Shinya Nakayama, Harumi Takedomi
  • Publication number: 20210007374
    Abstract: A protein-containing emulsified oil or fat composition for producing an emulsified food, said emulsified composition comprising 10-70 mass % of a protein, 30-90 mass % of an oil or fat and 0-40 mass % of a carbohydrate, when the total amount of the protein, oil or fat and carbohydrate is regarded as 100 mass %, characterized in that at least 50 mass % of the protein is derived from a vegetable protein material satisfying all of the requirements a) to d): a) having a protein content in solid matters of 70 mass % or more; b) having an NSI of 80 or more; c) the results of molecular weight distribution measurement thereof showing an area ratio of 10000 Da or more of 50-80% and an area ratio of 2000 Da or more and less than 10000 Da of 10-40%; and d) when heated at 80° C. for 30 minutes, a 22 mass % solution thereof not gelling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI OIL HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KANO, Takayasu MOTOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10862024
    Abstract: A storage element includes a storage layer, a fixed magnetization layer, a spin barrier layer, and a spin absorption layer. The storage layer stores information based on a magnetization state of a magnetic material. The fixed magnetization layer is provided for the storage layer through a tunnel insulating layer. The spin barrier layer suppresses diffusion of spin-polarized electrons and is provided on the side of the storage layer opposite the fixed magnetization layer. The spin absorption layer is formed of a nonmagnetic metal layer causing spin pumping and provided on the side of the spin barrier layer opposite the storage layer. A direction of magnetization in the storage layer is changed by passing current in a layering direction to inject spin-polarized electrons so that information is recorded in the storage layer and the spin barrier layer includes at least a material selected from oxides, nitrides, and fluorides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Higo, Masanori Hosomi, Hiroyuki Ohmori, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Kazutaka Yamane, Yuki Oishi, Hiroshi Kano
  • Publication number: 20200360451
    Abstract: A fermented milk for improving autonomic nervous function containing at least one lactic acid bacterial species of the genus Lactobacillus and its metabolite. The lactic acid bacterial species of the genus Lactobacillus is selected from the group consisting of Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus acidophilus. The lactic acid bacterial strain of the genus Lactobacillus is preferably Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus OLL1073R-1(FERM BP-10741).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicants: MEIJI CO., LTD., University Public Corporation Osaka
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi WATANABE, Kei MIZUNO, Jun HENMI, Seiya MAKINO, Hiroshi KANO
  • Publication number: 20200358952
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect a positional shift amount of each of a plurality of images; select a composite target image from the plurality of images based on the detected positional shift amount; and obtain a composite image based on the positional shift amount and the selected composite target image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyasu UEHARA, Masakazu TERAUCHI, Masashi MIYATA, Hiroshi KANO, Akira NAKANO, Takeyoshi NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10764495
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect a positional shift amount of each of a plurality of images; select a composite target image from the plurality of images based on the detected positional shift amount; and obtain a composite image based on the positional shift amount and the selected composite target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Uehara, Masakazu Terauchi, Masashi Miyata, Hiroshi Kano, Akira Nakano, Takeyoshi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200148027
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle which includes an air intake grille for taking in air in a passenger compartment, an electric device, a case for accommodating the electric device, and an intake duct for connecting the intake port provided in the case and the air intake grille, where, when the air intake grille is divided into a region close to the intake port and a region far from the intake port in a vehicle width direction, the sum of opening areas of flow rate adjusting windows located in the region far from the intake port is larger than the sum of opening areas of flow rate adjusting windows located in the region close to the intake port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo AOKI, Hiroshi KANO
  • Publication number: 20200144489
    Abstract: A storage element including a storage layer configured to hold information by use of a magnetization state of a magnetic material, with a pinned magnetization layer being provided on one side of the storage layer, with a tunnel insulation layer, and with the direction of magnetization of the storage layer being changed through injection of spin polarized electrons by passing a current in the lamination direction, so as to record information in the storage layer, wherein a spin barrier layer configured to restrain diffusion of the spin polarized electrons is provided on the side, opposite to the pinned magnetization layer, of the storage layer; and the spin barrier layer includes at least one material selected from the group composing of oxides, nitrides, and fluorides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Yutaka Higo, Masanori Hosomi, Kazuhiro Bessho, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Ohmori, Kazutaka Yamane, Yuki Oishi, Hiroshi Kano
  • Publication number: 20200122568
    Abstract: An air intake grille through which air in a passenger compartment of a vehicle V is taken in includes a frame body, a plurality of first grille forming portions and second grille forming portions arranged in a lattice shape inside the frame body, and a flow rate adjusting plate disposed inside the frame body so as to be perpendicular to the first grille forming portions and the second grille forming portions. The flow rate adjusting plate has a flow rate adjusting window having an opening area smaller than an opening portion inside the opening portion formed by the first grille forming portion and the second grille forming portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi KANO
  • Patent number: 10593912
    Abstract: A battery pack is provided. The battery pack including a plurality of battery cells; a cell holder including a peripheral wall and a plurality of cell storage units; and a plurality of ribs integrally molded with the cell holder between the peripheral wall of the cell holder and the cell storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kano
  • Patent number: 10566523
    Abstract: A storage element including a storage layer configured to hold information by use of a magnetization state of a magnetic material, with a pinned magnetization layer being provided on one side of the storage layer, with a tunnel insulation layer, and with the direction of magnetization of the storage layer being changed through injection of spin polarized electrons by passing a current in the lamination direction, so as to record information in the storage layer, wherein a spin barrier layer configured to restrain diffusion of the spin polarized electrons is provided on the side, opposite to the pinned magnetization layer, of the storage layer; and the spin barrier layer includes at least one material selected from the group composing of oxides, nitrides, and fluorides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Higo, Masanori Hosomi, Kazuhiro Bessho, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Ohmori, Kazutaka Yamane, Yuki Oishi, Hiroshi Kano
  • Publication number: 20200052195
    Abstract: A storage element includes a storage layer, a fixed magnetization layer, a spin barrier layer, and a spin absorption layer. The storage layer stores information based on a magnetization state of a magnetic material. The fixed magnetization layer is provided for the storage layer through a tunnel insulating layer. The spin barrier layer suppresses diffusion of spin-polarized electrons and is provided on the side of the storage layer opposite the fixed magnetization layer. The spin absorption layer is formed of a nonmagnetic metal layer causing spin pumping and provided on the side of the spin barrier layer opposite the storage layer. A direction of magnetization in the storage layer is changed by passing current in a layering direction to inject spin-polarized electrons so that information is recorded in the storage layer and the spin barrier layer includes at least a material selected from oxides, nitrides, and fluorides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yutaka Higo, Masanori Hosomi, Hiroyuki Ohmori, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Kazutaka Yamane, Yuki Oishi, Hiroshi Kano