Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kawanago

Hiroshi Kawanago 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).

  • Publication number: 20240057688
    Abstract: A power source unit for an aerosol generation device comprises: a communication module including an integrated circuit portion and an antenna portion; and a power source configured to supply power for driving a heater configured to heat an aerosol source. The power source unit comprises a controller configured to control the supply of the power from the power source to the heater; and a circuit board on which the communication module and an electronic component are mounted. A first side edge portion closest to the communication module is located at a position closer to the antenna portion than the integrated circuit portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Toru NAGAHAMA, Takashi FUJIKI, Ryo YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20240057676
    Abstract: An aerosol generating apparatus detects an input operation by a user, and, in accordance with the detected input operation, unlock a locked state of the apparatus or unlock the locked state and execute a predetermined function according to the detected input operation. If the apparatus is not in the locked state, the apparatus discriminatively receives a first operation and a second operation of a different operation mode, and if the apparatus is in the locked state, the apparatus receives the first operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Ryo YOSHIDA, Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Toru NAGAHAMA, Takashi FUJIKI
  • Publication number: 20240049803
    Abstract: An aerosol generating apparatus of the present disclosure comprises an operation device to detect an input operation by a user, and a heater configured to atomize an aerosol source. The apparatus unlocks a locked state of the apparatus if the input operation satisfies an operation condition determined by the user. If an action state of the apparatus is a predetermined state in which heating of the heater cannot be started, the apparatus does not unlock the locked state of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Ryo YOSHIDA, Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Toru NAGAHAMA, Takashi FUJIKI
  • Publication number: 20240041129
    Abstract: An inhaler power source unit, that supplies electric power from a power supply to a heater configured to heat an aerosol source is provided. The power source unit includes a control unit configured to control an operation of the power source unit, a housing configured to accommodate the power supply and the control unit, a panel configured to be detachably attached to a surface of the housing, and a detection unit configured to detect attachment or detachment of the panel to or from the housing. The control unit is configured to impose, in a case where the detection unit detects the detachment of the panel, a function restriction on a plurality of functions controlled by the control unit. The control unit has a plurality of operation modes, and contents of the function restriction are different for each operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Ryo YOSHIDA, Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Toru NAGAHAMA, Takashi FUJIKI
  • Publication number: 20240023630
    Abstract: An inhalation device comprising a power supply, a heater that heats an aerosol source, a first temperature sensor that contacts with the heater and detects a temperature of the heater, a second temperature sensor that does not contact with the heater, a LED, and a controller is disclosed. The controller, based on a current value and a voltage value detected from the power supply, makes a determination if a current or voltage amount of the power supply is abnormal. The controller, based on a temperature detected by the second temperature sensor, further makes a determination if temperature of a body of the inhalation device is abnormal. The control unit outputs the determination using the LED in a manner that allows a user of the inhalation device to understand how to attend to the determined abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Toru NAGAHAMA, Takashi FUJIKI, Ryo YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20240008554
    Abstract: An aerosol generating device includes a power supply that supplies electric power to a heating unit, and a control unit that controls the supply of electric power in accordance with a control sequence consisting of sections including a first section and a second section. The control sequence designates a first time length for the first section and a second time length for the second section. The control unit terminates the first section when the temperature of the heating unit has reached a predetermined temperature and, in a case of terminating the first section earlier than a first time point, continues the second section over a total time of a residual time until the first time point and the second time length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Kentaro YAMADA, Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Toru NAGAHAMA, Takashi FUJIKI, Ryo YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20240008553
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol generation device includes a power supply, a heater connector, a control circuit, a power supply monitoring circuit, a charge cutoff switch, a discharge cutoff switch, and a protection circuit. If a state of the power supply satisfies a condition of a first condition set, the power supply monitoring circuit performs an operation for at least temporarily restricting at least one of charge of the power supply and supply of power from the power supply to a heater. If the state of the power supply satisfies a condition of a second condition set, the protection circuit turns off at least one of the discharge cutoff switch and the charge cutoff switch. Both of the first and second condition sets includes a condition concerning a first physical quantity of the power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Toru NAGAHAMA, Takashi FUJIKI, Ryo YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20240000157
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an inhalation device configured to generate aerosol added with a flavor component is provided. The power supply unit includes a power supply, a power supplier configured to supply electric power from the power supply to the heater, a notification unit, and a control unit configured to control the power supplier and the notification unit. The control unit controls the power supplier in accordance with a predetermined control sequence, and controls the notification unit to make a notification of at least one timing including a timing at which an amount of the flavor component contained in the aerosol becomes a predetermined amount during an inhalation enable period determined by the control sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Manabu YAMADA, Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Toru NAGAHAMA, Takashi FUJIKI, Ryo YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20230364720
    Abstract: A brazing paste contain 80% by mass or more and 95% by mass or less of a brazing material; and 5% by mass or more and 20% by mass or less of a binder. The binder contains a solid solvent containing two or more hydroxyl groups and having 5 to 7 carbon atoms, and a liquid solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicants: SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshie TACHIBANA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Takashi AKAGAWA, Satoshi MASUDA, Masaki SUGIYAMA, Yosuke KAZUMOTO, Hisaya SUGIMOTO, Hiroaki HATSUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20230364721
    Abstract: A brazing paste contain a brazing material in an amount of 80% by mass or more and 95% by mass or less; and a binder in an amount of 5% by mass or more and 20% by mass or less. The brazing material contains a flux in an amount of 2% by mass or more and 5% by mass or less. The binder contains a solid solvent containing two or more hydroxyl groups and having 8 to 10 carbon atoms, and a liquid solvent. When the binder does not contain a thixotropic agent, the liquid solvent is contained in an amount of 68% by mass or more with respect to a total of the binder, and when the binder contains a thixotropic agent, the thixotropic agent is contained in an amount of 11% by mass or less with respect to a total of the binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Yoshie TACHIBANA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Takashi AKAGAWA, Satoshi MASUDA, Masaki SUGIYAMA, Yosuke KAZUMOTO, Hisaya SUGIMOTO, Hiroaki HATSUYAMA
  • Patent number: 11798950
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to prevent forming of soot like black substance on the back of the TFT substrate of resin during laser ablation to separate the glass substrate from the TFT substrate. The present invention takes the following structure to counter measure the above problem. A display device having pixels formed on a first surface of the resin substrate including: a first layer, formed from nitride, being formed on a second surface of the resin substrate, the second surface being an opposite surface to the first surface, in which a second layer, which is a separation layer, is formed on the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawanago, Kazufumi Watabe
  • Publication number: 20230112615
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including multiple display elements arranged in a row to display a state of an apparatus during operation of the apparatus, and a controller that, when an error has occurred in the apparatus, executes control to display the occurrence of the error with the multiple display elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Ryo YOSHIDA, Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Toru NAGAHAMA, Takashi FUJIKI
  • Publication number: 20230114675
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including a plurality of display units for displaying a remaining capacity of a battery; and a control unit that performs control to change a display mode of all of the plurality of display units in a case where the remaining capacity of the battery is larger than a first remaining capacity to present a change of the remaining capacity of the battery within a range larger than the first remaining capacity, to change a display mode of at least one display unit among the plurality of display units to a first display mode in a case where the remaining capacity of the battery becomes less than or equal to the first remaining capacity, and to change the display mode of the at least one display unit to a second display mode in a case where the remaining capacity of the battery becomes less than or equal to a second remaining capacity lower than the first remaining capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Ryo YOSHIDA, Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Toru NAGAHAMA, Takashi FUJIKI
  • Publication number: 20230107955
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inhalation device with which it is possible to improve usability and promote users' safety and satisfaction with the inhalation device. An inhalation device according to the present invention is provided with a first member and a second member which is configured to be capable of being attached to and detached from the first member. This inhalation device includes: an active functional part which is provided to the first member; a passive functional part which is provided to the second member and which is capable of changing the state thereof according to the working of the active functional part; a sensor part which is provided to the first member and which detects a changed state of the passive functional part; and a control part which, on the basis of the detected state, determines whether the second member has been attached to the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi FUJIKI, Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Ryo YOSHIDA, Manabu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20230106570
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of displays, and a controller. The displays are configured to, when an apparatus is performing an operation, display a state of the apparatus. The controller is configured to, in response to an error occurring in the apparatus, display an indication of occurrence of the error on the displays in a manner that causes all or a subset of the displays to turn on for a predetermined period of time and then turn off for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Ryo YOSHIDA, Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Toru NAGAHAMA, Takashi FUJIKI
  • Publication number: 20230105963
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of displays, and a controller. The displays are configured to, when an apparatus is performing an operation, display a state of the apparatus. The controller is configured to, in response to an error occurring in the apparatus, display an indication of occurrence of the error on the displays in a manner that causes a first subset and a second subset of the displays to turn on, and that causes a third subset of the displays to turn off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Ryo YOSHIDA, Tatsunari AOYAMA, Hiroshi KAWANAGO, Toru NAGAHAMA, Takashi FUJIKI
  • Patent number: 11616104
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to manufacture the flexible display device having resin substrate with high yield. The structure is as follows. A manufacturing method of a display device comprising: forming a first layer of a semiconductor on a glass substrate, forming a second layer of a first metal on the first layer, forming a third layer of a first insulating material on the second layer, forming a fourth layer of a second metal or a metal oxide on the third layer, coating precursor of polyimide on the fourth layer, making a polyimide substrate by baking the precursor of polyimide to make a polyimide substrate, forming pixels on the polyimide substrate, separating the polyimide substrate and the glass substrate by making peel off between the second layer and the third layer with irradiation of a laser beam on the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawanago, Kazufumi Watabe
  • Patent number: 11581488
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display device, including: a stacking step of stacking, on a glass substrate, a sacrificial resin layer, a metal layer, a transparent metal oxide layer, a base material resin layer, and a functional layer including at least one of a pixel circuit-constituting layer driving a plurality of pixels and a color filter layer, in this order; a radiating step of radiating a pulsed light of a xenon flash lamp to the metal layer through the glass substrate and the sacrificial resin layer; and a detaching step of reducing a force of adhesion between the sacrificial resin layer and the metal layer with the pulsed light radiated in the radiating step, and detaching the sacrificial resin layer from the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawanago, Kazufumi Watabe
  • Patent number: 11482544
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to manufacture the flexible display device having resin substrate with high throughput and high yield. The structure of the invention is as follows: a display device having plural pixels on a resin substrate comprising: a first layer made of a metal oxide film is formed on a surface of the resin substrate opposite to a surface that the plural pixels are formed, a second layer made of a transparent conductive film is formed in contact with a surface, which is opposite side to the resin substrate, of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawanago, Kazufumi Watabe
  • Patent number: 11344976
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solder material containing Sn or a Sn-containing alloy and 40 to 320 ppm by mass of A, the solder material including an As-enriched layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Kawasaki, Hiroki Sudo, Takahiro Roppongi, Hiroshi Okada, Daisuke Soma, Takashi Akagawa, Hiroshi Takahashi, Hiroshi Kawanago, Satoshi Yokota, Osamu Munekata