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: 10888770
    Abstract: A first fixing portion of an accessory fixes a first game controller so as to rotate about at least a certain axis, and a second fixing portion of the accessory fixes a second game controller. Then, based on a difference value indicating a difference between a first value indicating an orientation of the first game controller and a second value indicating an orientation of the second game controller, a certain game process is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Onozawa, Kochi Kawai, Shotaro Goto, Junichiro Miyatake, Hiroshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10878252
    Abstract: A guidance processing apparatus (100) includes an information acquisition unit (101) that acquires a plurality of different pieces of guidance information on the basis of states of a plurality of people within one or more images, and a control unit (102) that performs control of a plurality of target devices present in different spaces or time division control of a target device so as to set a plurality of different states corresponding to the plurality of pieces of guidance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoma Oami, Hiroyoshi Miyano, Yusuke Takahashi, Hiroo Ikeda, Yukie Ebiyama, Ryo Kawai, Takuya Ogawa, Kazuya Koyama, Hiroshi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200359640
    Abstract: This method for producing fermented milk comprises: a starter inoculation step for inoculating a raw material milk with a starter to obtain a fermented milk base material; a fermentation step for fermenting the fermented milk base material to obtain a fermented milk; and a lactic acid bacteria addition step for adding lactic acid bacteria to the fermented milk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HORIUCHI, Yoshitaka KAWAI, Nao TAKAGI
  • Patent number: 10837462
    Abstract: A volute pump for delivering a liquid containing fibrous substances. The volute pump includes an impeller (1) rotatable together with a rotational shaft (11), and an impeller casing (5) having a suction port (3) and a volute chamber (7). A groove (18), extending from the suction port (3) to the volute chamber (7), is formed in an inner surface of the impeller casing (5). The impeller (1) includes a hub (13) to which the rotational shaft (11) is fixed, and a sweep-back vane (2) extending helically from the hub (13). The sweep-back vane (2) includes a leading edge portion (2a) extending helically from the hub (13), and a trailing edge portion (2b) extending helically from the leading edge portion (2a). The leading edge portion (2a) has a front-side curved surface (2e) extending from an inner end (2c) to an outer end (2d) of the leading edge portion (2a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahito Kawai, Hiromi Sakacho, Masashi Obuchi, Hiroshi Uchida, Miho Isono, Kenta Tokairin
  • Patent number: 10837456
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a volute pump for delivering a liquid containing fibrous substances. The volute pump includes an impeller (1) having a vane (2), and an impeller casing (5) which houses the impeller (1) therein. The impeller casing (5) includes a volute chamber (7), a suction port (3) and a discharge port (4) which communicate with the volute chamber (7), and a tongue portion (10) which forms a starting portion of the volute chamber (7). A groove (18), extending from the suction port (3) to the volute chamber (7), is formed in an inner surface of the impeller casing (5). An intersection point (B), where a terminal end of the vane (2) passes across the groove (18) as viewed from an axial direction of the impeller (1), is located at an opposite side from the tongue portion (10) with respect to a central point of the impeller (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahito Kawai, Hiromi Sakacho, Masashi Obuchi, Hiroshi Uchida, Miho Isono, Kenta Tokairin
  • Publication number: 20200356784
    Abstract: A state acquisition unit (2020) acquires a state of a monitoring target in a captured image captured by a camera (3040). A monitoring point acquisition unit (2040) acquires, from a monitoring point information storage unit (3020), a monitoring point corresponding to the state of the monitoring target acquired by the state acquisition unit (2020). The monitoring point indicates a position to be monitored in the captured image. A presentation unit (2060) presents the monitoring point on the captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoma Oami, Hiroyoshi Miyano, Yusuke Takahashi, Hiroo Ikeda, Yukie Ebiyama, Ryo Kawai, Takuya Ogawa, Kazuya Koyama, Hiroshi Yamada
  • 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: 20200321067
    Abstract: In a semiconductor integrated circuit, an internal circuit is capable of executing a first operation and a second operation concurrently, and an output circuit outputs to the outside of the semiconductor integrated circuit information indicating whether or not the first operation is being executed and information indicating whether or not the second operation is executable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi NAKAMURA, Kenichi IMAMIYA, Toshio YAMAMURA, Koji HOSONO, Koichi KAWAI
  • Patent number: 10795017
    Abstract: A linear-depolarization ratio calculator (12) is configured so as to determine a radar reflectivity factor Zhh in transmission of a horizontally polarized wave and reception of a horizontally polarized wave, the radar reflectivity factor being a reflected wave intensity after integration of a reflected wave intensity Vhh(n) calculated by a reflected-wave intensity calculator (11), and a radar reflectivity factor Zvh in transmission of a horizontally polarized wave and reception of a vertically polarized wave, the radar reflectivity factor being a reflected wave intensity after integration of a reflected wave intensity Vvh(n+2) and calculate a linear depolarization ratio LDRvh which is the ratio between the radar reflectivity factor Zhh and the radar reflectivity factor Zvh. As a result, even when three types of polarized-wave transmission/reception processing elements are repeatedly performed, the linear depolarization ratio LDRvh can be calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Marie Kawai, Hiroshi Sakamaki, Nobuhiro Suzuki, Tomoya Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10781104
    Abstract: Provided is a composite substrate which is provided with: a single crystal silicon carbide thin film 11 having a thickness of 1?m or less; a handle substrate 12 which supports the single crystal silicon carbide thin film 11 and is formed from a heat-resistant material (excluding single crystal silicon carbide) having a heat resistance of not less than 1,100° C.; and an intervening layer 13 which has a thickness of 1?m or less and is arranged between the single crystal silicon carbide thin film 11 and the handle substrate 12, and which is formed from at least one material selected from among silicon oxide, silicon nitride, aluminum oxide, aluminum nitride, zirconium oxide, silicon and silicon carbide, or from at least one metal material selected from among Ti, Au, Ag, Cu, Ni, Co, Fe, Cr, Zr, Mo, Ta and W. This composite substrate according to the present invention enables the formation of a nanocarbon film having few defects at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Akiyama, Yoshihiro Kubota, Makoto Kawai, Shigeru Konishi, Hiroshi Mogi
  • Publication number: 20200286259
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (2000) includes a determination unit (2020) and a notification unit (2040). The determination unit (2020) determines whether a field of view of a second camera is correct, on the basis of a first captured image (40), a second captured image (50), and relationship information (information indicating the relationship to be satisfied between a field of view of a first camera and the field of view of the second camera). In a case in which the field of view of the second camera is not correct, the notification unit (2040) notifies that the field of view of the second camera is not correct. The first camera is provided in a head-mounted display worn by a person. The second camera is provided in a part other than the head-mounted display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoma OAMI, Katsuhiko TAKAHASHI, Yuusuke KONISHI, Hiroshi YAMADA, Hiroo IKEDA, Junko NAKAGAWA, Kosuke YOSHIMI, Ryo KAWAI, Takuya OGAWA
  • Patent number: 10766120
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a compressor scroll that appropriately impinges cavitation bubbles on target regions of a scroll. The method includes the step of water jet peening by jetting cavitation bubbles generated underwater by a water jet at a first side of an end plate (13A) of the scroll (13), with a center (P1, P2, P3) of the cavitation bubbles being offset from a center (O) of the spiral shape of a wall portion (13B) on the end plate (13A) and the step portion (13Aa) and the stepped portion (13Ba) positioned at an outer peripheral portion of the cavitation bubbles (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hagita, Takaharu Maeguchi, Masafumi Hamasaki, Yukio Michishita, Yukihiro Kawai, Hiroshi Ogawa, Makoto Takeuchi, Kazuhide Watanabe, Takayuki Kuwahara, Masaki Kawasaki, Katsuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 10764503
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (2000) includes a determination unit (2020) and a notification unit (2040). The determination unit (2020) determines whether a field of view of a second camera is correct, on the basis of a first captured image (40), a second captured image (50), and relationship information (information indicating the relationship to be satisfied between a field of view of a first camera and the field of view of the second camera). In a case in which the field of view of the second camera is not correct, the notification unit (2040) notifies that the field of view of the second camera is not correct. The first camera is provided in a head-mounted display worn by a person. The second camera is provided in a part other than the head-mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Oami, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Yuusuke Konishi, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroo Ikeda, Junko Nakagawa, Kosuke Yoshimi, Ryo Kawai, Takuya Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20200269294
    Abstract: To suppress the occurrence of a defective shape such as a flange wave or the like by reverse rolling so as to improve the product dimension accuracy and stability of rolling. A production method for forming a steel sheet pile with flanges from a material to be rolled by caliber roll rolling, includes a step of performing reverse rolling on the material to be rolled by a same caliber, wherein: the step of performing reverse rolling includes a step of forming first flange parts across a neutral line and second and third flange parts arranged on both sides of the first flange parts; the caliber includes first flange facing portions for forming the first flange parts, second flange facing portions for forming the second flange parts, and third flange facing portions for forming the third flange parts; and an inclination angle of the first flange facing portion with respect to a horizontal plane is larger than inclination angles of the second and third flange facing portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya HAYASHI, Hiroshi YAMASHITA, Kazunori SEKI, Masanori KAWAI
  • Patent number: 10751772
    Abstract: To suppress the shape defect at a bite end part of a material to be rolled at a bending rolling stage of a rough rolling step to achieve improvements in productivity such as an improvement in yields and a decrease in crop in production of a steel sheet pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Hashimoto, Hiroshi Yamashita, Yosuke Miura, Masanori Kawai
  • Publication number: 20200256277
    Abstract: To reduce a friction, and to provide an excellent seizing resistance. Provided is a cast iron cylinder liner including an inner peripheral sliding surface made of cast iron, and an internal combustion engine including a cylinder bore including an inner peripheral sliding surface made of cast iron, wherein the inner peripheral sliding surface includes a region satisfying Expression (1) to Expression (3), Rvk/Rk?1.0 ??Expression (1) 0.08 ?m?Rk?0.3 ?m Expression (2) Rk?Rpk>0 Expression (3) [Rk is the core roughness depth based on JIS B0671-2:2002, Rpk is the reduced peak height based on JIS B0671-2:2002, and Rvk is the reduced valley depth based on JIS B0671-2:2002 in Expression (1) to Expression (3)].
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicants: TPR CO., LTD., TPR INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoyuki KAWAI, Shinji AMAIKE, Tetsuya NANGO, Seiji TAMAKI, Seeroku HOSHINO, Wataru SUZUKI, Takashi OIZUMI, Hiroshi YAGUCHI, Takashi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10741266
    Abstract: In a semiconductor integrated circuit, an internal circuit is capable of executing a first operation and a second operation concurrently, and an output circuit outputs to the outside of the semiconductor integrated circuit information indicating whether or not the first operation is being executed and information indicating whether or not the second operation is executable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakamura, Kenichi Imamiya, Toshio Yamamura, Koji Hosono, Koichi Kawai
  • Publication number: 20200247390
    Abstract: A drive force control system configured to reduce a total energy consumption of a hybrid vehicle. The drive force control system calculates: an output power of the engine which can optimize a thermal efficiency given that the engine is operated at a best fuel point; and a required electric power to be supplied from a battery or to be generated by a control motor, which can adjust the drive power established by the output power of the engine to the required power. A power exchange between the control motor and the battery is interrupted if the required electric power to be supplied from the electric storage device or to be generated by the control motor is less than a first predetermined electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ryosuke IKEMURA, Naoto KATO, Takayoshi KAWAI, Teppei YOSHIOKA, Hiromasa HASHIMOTO, Hiroshi WATANABE, Yasuhiro KUZE
  • Publication number: 20200220519
    Abstract: A quartz crystal resonator unit that includes a quartz crystal resonator, a lid member and a base member defining an internal space that accommodates the quartz crystal resonator, and a sealing frame and a joining material joining the lid member and the base member to each other. In a plan view of a principal surface of the base member, the sealing frame and the joining material have a frame shape surrounding the quartz crystal resonator, and the frame shape has a uniform width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ibaragi, Ryuichi Kawai
  • Patent number: 10699130
    Abstract: A state acquisition unit (2020) acquires a state of a monitoring target in a captured image captured by a camera (3040). A monitoring point acquisition unit (2040) acquires, from a monitoring point information storage unit (3020), a monitoring point corresponding to the state of the monitoring target acquired by the state acquisition unit (2020). The monitoring point indicates a position to be monitored in the captured image. A presentation unit (2060) presents the monitoring point on the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoma Oami, Hiroyoshi Miyano, Yusuke Takahashi, Hiroo Ikeda, Yukie Ebiyama, Ryo Kawai, Takuya Ogawa, Kazuya Koyama, Hiroshi Yamada