Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kawai

Hiroshi Kawai 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: 12010791
    Abstract: A device includes an elastic base, a device body provided on the base, a wiring line provided on the base, a coupling member coupled to the wiring line, and an electrically conductive adhesive layer provided between the wiring line and the coupling member. The wiring line extends from the electrically conductive adhesive layer to the device body. The wiring line has a wiring portion overlapping with the electrically conductive adhesive layer. The degree of polymerization of the electrically conductive adhesive layer decreases in the extending direction of the wiring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawai, Taizo Nishimura, Masahiko Shimizu, Takayuki Tanaka, Naohiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20240170725
    Abstract: Provided is an electrolytic solution that includes: an electrolyte containing lithium salt; and a nonaqueous solvent containing cyclic alkylene carbonate and methyl propionate, the electrolyte contains lithium salt other than LiPF6 in an amount of not less than 30 mol % with respect to a total amount of the lithium salt, and the nonaqueous solvent contains 75 volume % or more of the methyl propionate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Tomoyuki KAWAI, Yuki ICHIKAWA, Hiroshi IWATA, Satomi YOKOCHI, Keisuke NATSUI, Yuuhi SATO, Kumiko KOJIMA, Kisena YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 11982961
    Abstract: A fixing device includes an endless belt, a rotatable pressing member, a pad member inside of the belt, and a sliding member held by the pad member and sliding on an inner circumferential surface of the belt in a nip. The rotatable pressing member nips and feeds a recording material in the nip in cooperation with the belt and fixes a toner image on the recording material by applying heat and pressure. The sliding member includes a base material layer on which a plurality of projections projecting toward the rotatable pressing member are formed on a side sliding with the belt and a sliding layer provided on an outer surface of the plurality of projections. A shape of a surface of the sliding layer is a curved surface and a radius of curvature R of the curved surface satisfies 300 ?m?R?850 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Kawai, Yasuharu Toratani, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Akiyoshi Shinagawa, Ayano Ogata, Daigo Matsuura, Misa Kawashima, Masanobu Tanaka, Asuna Fukamachi
  • Patent number: 11963459
    Abstract: A switching device according to an embodiment includes a switching layer disposed between a first electrode and a second electrode. The switching layer contains a material containing a first cation element Z, Te, and N. This material contains at least 5 atomic % or more of each of Z, Te, and N, and when an atomic ratio of Te is X, an atomic ratio of N is Y, an atomic ratio of Z is W, a ratio of Z2Te3 to ZN on a straight line connecting a compound of the first cation element Z with tellurium and nitride of the first cation element Z in a ternary phase diagram of Z, Te, and N is A, and a change in an N content from the Z2Te3—ZN line is B, the material has a composition satisfying X=1.2 (1?A) (0.5+B), Y=A (0.5+B), and W=1?X?Y, where ?0.06?B?0.06 is satisfied when ?>A and ¾<A, and ?0.06?B and Y?0.45 are satisfied when ??A?¾.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takehira, Katsuyoshi Komatsu, Tadaomi Daibou, Hiroki Kawai, Yuichi Ito
  • Patent number: 11960224
    Abstract: A fixing device includes an endless belt, a rotatable pressing member, a pad member inside of the belt, and a sliding member held by the pad member and sliding on an inner circumferential surface of the belt in a nip. The rotatable pressing member nips and feeds a recording material in the nip in cooperation with the belt and fixes a toner image on the recording material by applying heat and pressure. The sliding member includes a base material layer on which a plurality of projections projecting toward the rotatable pressing member are formed on a side sliding with the belt and a sliding layer provided on an outer surface of the plurality of projections. A leading end of the plurality of projections is a plane and an average roughness (Ra) of the plane satisfies 0.13 ?m?Ra?1.67 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Shinagawa, Yasuharu Toratani, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Daigo Matsuura, Hiroki Kawai, Ayano Ogata, Masanobu Tanaka, Asuna Fukamachi, Misa Kawashima
  • Patent number: 11958092
    Abstract: There is provided a production method for a hat-shaped steel sheet pile including performing rough rolling, intermediate rolling, and finish rolling on a material to be rolled through hot rolling, and then performing bending forming, in which the material to be rolled is composed of a web corresponding part, flange corresponding parts, arm corresponding parts, and joint corresponding parts, corner parts as worked parts are formed at connection places between the web corresponding part and the flange corresponding parts and connection places between the flange corresponding parts and the arm corresponding parts, the intermediate rolling is carried out by performing rolling in a plurality of passes on the material to be rolled in a hot state by using a caliber provided to upper and lower caliber rolls in one or a plurality of intermediate rolling mills in which one stand is configured by one caliber, at a height lower than a predetermined target product height, the bending forming is performed in a hot state an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamashita, Shinya Hayashi, Masanori Kawai
  • Publication number: 20240117298
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present invention provide a microbial strain with improved productivity of ?-glutamylcysteine, bis-?-glutamylcystine, ?-glutamylcystine, reduced glutathione, and/or oxidized glutathione. Such microbial strain has disruption of [1] a gene encoding ?-glutamyltransferase and [2] a gene encoding phosphoglycerate mutase and enhanced expression of [3] a gene encoding glutamate-cysteine ligase and/or a gene encoding glutathione synthetase or [4] a gene encoding bifunctional glutathione synthetase. This invention also discloses a method for producing the substances mentioned above via culture of the microbial strain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo KOBAYASHI, Naoaki TAOKA, Yoshihiro TOYA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Ryutaro KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20240119764
    Abstract: An information processing device calculates a feature related to driving of a driver. The information processing device includes a processor that calculates the feature, and a transmission unit that transmits the calculated feature to an outside. The processor identifies whether there is a predetermined situation in which a risk occurs when turning right or left in a small radius, and calculates, when the predetermined situation is identified, information on a driving behavior for reducing the risk that is identified from information related to at least one of a steering wheel operation, an accelerator operation, and a brake operation of the driver, as the feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihisa YAMADA, Taro KAWAI, Hiroshi UENO
  • Patent number: 11933684
    Abstract: A tactile and proximity sensor includes a light source, a light receiving section, and a cover. The light source emits light. The light receiving section receives light and generates a signal providing a result of the received light. The cover includes an elastic body that deforms under external force and that covers the light source and the light receiving section. The cover includes a reflective section that reflects light between the light source and the light receiving section and a transmission section that allows light to pass through in a first direction from the light source and that allows light to pass through in a second direction from the light receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takatoshi Kato, Hiroshi Watanabe, Kohei Sugahara, Hironari Yamamoto, Hiraku Kawai
  • Patent number: 11918983
    Abstract: Provided is a highly practical pressure vessel in which there is minimal inside diameter deformation even if openings in a center inlet/outlet part are large, and there is little pressure-induced elongation from a center to both ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: ARISAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Yuichi Kawai, Mikio Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20230392418
    Abstract: In a vehicle lock apparatus (1), an open/close mechanism (3) includes: a drive source (M1); an actuation lever (30) supported coaxial with a fork (10) to be swingable in first and second directions (R1, R2) independently of the fork; and a drive train (50) that swings the actuation lever: in first direction (R1) by transmitting a first driving force from the drive source to the actuation lever, and in second direction (R2) by transmitting a second driving force, opposite to the first driving force, from the drive source to the actuation lever. The actuation lever includes: a first operation portion (39) that can swing in first direction (R1) to abut on the fork and cause the fork to swing to a latched position; and a second operation portion (49) can swing in second direction (R2) to abut on a pawl (20) and displace the pawl to a nonblocking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroshi KAWAI, Hidenobu HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20230317109
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic recording medium capable of suppressing deterioration of running stability even after repeated recording or reproduction is performed. The magnetic recording medium is a magnetic recording medium having a tape shape, and includes a substrate, an underlayer provided on one surface of the substrate and including a magnetic powder and a binder, and a magnetic layer provided on the underlayer and including a nonmagnetic powder and a binder. The magnetic recording medium has an average thickness of 5.3 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventor: Hiroshi KAWAI
  • Patent number: 11739187
    Abstract: Provided are a resin composition, a production method thereof, and a molded product and a multilayer structure each including such a resin composition. The resin composition enables: even in the case in which a film formation temperature is high, excessive elevation of torque to be inhibited with occurrence of neck-in during film formation being prevented; a molded product superior in appearance characteristics to be formed continuously for a long time period, with defects such as fish eyes and streaks being prevented; and further a thermoformable multilayer structure to be produced continuously for a long time period, the thermoformable multilayer structure being capable of providing a thermoformed product superior in appearance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kawai, Mizuko Oshita
  • Publication number: 20220394846
    Abstract: A device includes an elastic base, a device body provided on the base, a wiring line provided on the base, a coupling member coupled to the wiring line, and an electrically conductive adhesive layer provided between the wiring line and the coupling member. The wiring line extends from the electrically conductive adhesive layer to the device body. The wiring line has a wiring portion overlapping with the electrically conductive adhesive layer. The degree of polymerization of the electrically conductive adhesive layer decreases in the extending direction of the wiring portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: HIROSHI KAWAI, TAIZO NISHIMURA, MASAHIKO SHIMIZU, TAKAYUKI TANAKA, NAOHIRO TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200339771
    Abstract: Provided are a resin composition, a production method thereof, and a molded product and a multilayer structure each including such a resin composition. The resin composition enables: even in the case in which a film formation temperature is high, excessive elevation of torque to be inhibited with occurrence of neck-in during film formation being prevented; a molded product superior in appearance characteristics to be formed continuously for a long time period, with defects such as fish eyes and streaks being prevented; and further a thermoformable multilayer structure to be produced continuously for a long time period, the thermoformable multilayer structure being capable of providing a thermoformed product superior in appearance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya HASEGAWA, Hiroshi KAWAI, Mizuko OSHITA
  • Publication number: 20190279286
    Abstract: A car-sharing management apparatus obtains the number of parking spaces available for reservation by adding the number of virtual parking spaces to the number of actual vacant parking spaces at a destination station and determines whether vehicle rental reservation is possible based on the number of parking spaces available for reservation at the destination station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Saori Tanabe, Hiroshi Kawai, Teruko Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10287416
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoformed container having a superior appearance as a result of inhibition of coloring and generation of defects during the melt molding, having sufficient strength, and further having a self-purge feature in a production process. The thermoformed container includes an EVOH layer (A) containing an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (I) as a principal component, wherein the EVOH layer (A) contains a carbonyl compound (II), the carbonyl compound (II) is an unsaturated aldehyde (II-1), a saturated aldehyde (II-2), a saturated ketone (II-3) or a combination thereof, and the content of the carbonyl compound (II) in the EVOH layer (A) is 0.01 ppm or greater and 100 ppm or less. The carbonyl compound (II) is preferably an unsaturated aldehyde (II-1), and the unsaturated aldehyde (II-1) is preferably an unsaturated aliphatic aldehyde.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawai, Shogo Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10253161
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoformed container having a superior appearance as a result of inhibition of coloring and generation of defects during the melt molding, having sufficient strength, and further having a self-purge feature in a production process. The thermoformed container includes an EVOH layer (A) containing an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (I) as a principal component, wherein the EVOH layer (A) contains a carbonyl compound (II), the carbonyl compound (II) is an unsaturated aldehyde (II-1), a saturated aldehyde (II-2), a saturated ketone (II-3) or a combination thereof, and the content of the carbonyl compound (II) in the EVOH layer (A) is 0.01 ppm or greater and 100 ppm or less. The carbonyl compound (II) is preferably an unsaturated aldehyde (II-1), and the unsaturated aldehyde (II-1) is preferably an unsaturated aliphatic aldehyde.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawai, Shogo Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10207482
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composition exhibiting inhibited generation of defects in thermoforming, and having a superior appearance and sufficient strength. Also provided are a multilayer structure and a thermoformed container that exhibit superior appearance characteristics and impact resistance even when a recovered material obtained by repeatedly recovering a remnant, a scrap and the like of a sheet containing the resin composition is used. The resin composition contains: an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A); a polyolefin (B); and a carbonyl compound (C) having 3 to 8 carbon atoms. The carbonyl compound (C) is an unsaturated aldehyde (C-1), a saturated aldehyde (C-2), a saturated ketone (C-3) or a combination thereof, and the content of the carbonyl compound (C) is 0.01 ppm or greater and 100 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawai, Shogo Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20190002717
    Abstract: The ink contains: an ink agent containing a polymer having a chromophore; and a binder resin. The ink preferably further contains water, an antiseptic agent, and/or a hydrotropic agent. The polymer is preferably in a particulate form. The textile printing method includes discharging droplets of the ink to attach the droplets onto a woven fabric and heating the woven fabric obtained after the discharging. The printed textile of the present invention is obtained by the aforementioned textile printing method. The ink agent for textile of the present invention contains a polymer having a chromophore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji YONEDA, Hiroshi KAWAI, Keisuke TSUKIMAWASHI, Masahumi WAKAMORI, Motohisa AZECHI