Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kitamura

Hiroshi Kitamura 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: 20240083152
    Abstract: A transfer sheet that can provide an anti-reflection function to a molded product without decreasing designability, a decorative molded product, and a method for manufacturing a decorative molded product are provided. A transfer sheet includes a release sheet including a base sheet and a release layer, a low refractive index layer on the release layer, a hard coat layer on the low refractive index layer, and an adhesive layer on the hard coat layer. The low refractive index layer contains an active energy ray-curable resin, hollow silica particles, and silica particles with a particle diameter 0.1 to 1.7 times a particle diameter of the hollow silica particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Shinichi KITAMURA, Masaki KASHIWAGI, Hiroshi TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20240069190
    Abstract: A wind speed prediction device includes processing circuitry configured to acquire a scattering signal that is each of a plurality of beams after being emitted to space and scattered in the space; variably set a range bin width as distance resolution of each of the acquired scattering signals in accordance with an elevation angle of each of the beams emitted to the space, and calculate at least one Doppler frequency of at least one range bin corresponding to a two-dimensional plane including an observation region from the each of the scattering signals; estimate at least one wind speed distribution in the two-dimensional plane from the plurality of Doppler frequencies calculated; and predict a wind speed in the observation region from the at least one wind speed distribution in the two-dimensional plane using a two-dimensional Navier-Stokes equation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki KITAMURA, Kei SUWA, Shumpei KAMEYAMA, Hiroshi SAKAMAKI, Masaharu IMAKI
  • Publication number: 20230246352
    Abstract: A connector of the present invention includes a fixed housing, a movable housing, a plurality of terminals, and a metal movement restricting member to be attached to the fixed housing. The movable housing includes a main body portion for insertion in a loose-fit state into an insertion hole of the fixed housing, and a protrusion portion projecting from the main body portion. In the state where the main body portion has been inserted into the insertion hole, the protrusion portion projects from the main body portion along a perpendicular direction that is perpendicular to both the insertion direction and the width direction. When the main body portion becomes displaced in a direction opposite to the insertion direction, the movement restricting member restricts the amount of displacement of the movable housing by abutting against the protrusion portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru SHINDO, Hiroshi KITAMURA, Teppei UETSUJI
  • Publication number: 20220372329
    Abstract: Provided is a chemical-mechanical polishing composition comprising an abrasive, a basic component, at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a quaternary polyammonium salt, a quaternary ammonium salt having 6 or more carbon atoms, and an alkylated polymer having an amide structure, and an aqueous carrier; a rinse composition comprising the at least one compound and an aqueous carrier, as well as a method of chemically-mechanically polishing a substrate, and a method of rinsing a substrate, in which the respective compositions are used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi KITAMURA, Tsuyoshi MASUDA, Yoshiyuki MATSUMURA, Akihisa NAMIKI, Takeshi SAITO
  • Patent number: 11384257
    Abstract: Provided is a chemical-mechanical polishing composition including an abrasive, a basic component, a polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether represented by the formula (i) RO-(AO)n—H, wherein R is a linear or branched C1 to C15 alkyl group, A is an alkylene group selected from the group consisting of an ethylene group, a propylene group, and a combination thereof, and n represents average addition mol numbers of AO and is 2 to 30, and an aqueous carrier, a rinse composition including the polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether and an aqueous carrier, and a substrate chemical-mechanical polishing method and a rinsing method in which these are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Masuda, Hiroshi Kitamura, Yoshiyuki Matsumura, Akihisa Namiki
  • Patent number: 11280305
    Abstract: A fuel pump cover assembly and method for a vehicle includes a cover arranged over the vehicle fuel pump for inhibiting water access to the vehicle fuel pump and at least one clip securing the cover to a feed line for the vehicle fuel pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Rihtar, Hiroshi Kitamura, Matthew E. Swanson
  • Publication number: 20220042067
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for assisting a prediction of how likely a shunt trouble occurs, comprising a step of determining that the shunt trouble likely occurs, when a mevalonic acid concentration in a sample derived from a hemodialyzed patient is equal to or more than a preset cutoff value or increases with time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicants: ASAHI KASEI PHARMA CORPORATION, JAPAN COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION
    Inventors: Takeshi MATSUOKA, Shigeru UEDA, Satoru SANADA, Manabu KANDA, Hiroshi KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20220017781
    Abstract: A chemical mechanical polishing composition for polishing a silicon wafer comprises, consists essentially of, or consists of a water based liquid carrier, colloidal silica particles dispersed in the liquid carrier, about 0.01 weight percent to about 2 weight percent of a dipolar aprotic solvent at point of use, and a pH in a range from about 8 to about 12. A method for polishing a silicon wafer may include contacting the wafer with the above described polishing composition, moving the polishing composition relative to the wafer, and abrading the wafer to remove silicon from the wafer and thereby polish the wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi KITAMURA, Tsuyoshi MASUDA, Yoshiyuki MATSUMURA, Akihisa NAMIKI, Takeshi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20210284868
    Abstract: Provided is a chemical-mechanical polishing composition including an abrasive, a basic component, a polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether represented by the formula (i) RO-(AO)n—H, wherein R is a linear or branched C1 to C15 alkyl group, A is an alkylene group selected from the group consisting of an ethylene group, a propylene group, and a combination thereof, and n represents average addition mol numbers of AO and is 2 to 30, and an aqueous carrier, a rinse composition including the polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether and an aqueous carrier, and a substrate chemical-mechanical polishing method and a rinsing method in which these are used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MASUDA, Hiroshi KITAMURA, Yoshiyuki MATSUMURA, Akihisa NAMIKI
  • Patent number: 10916460
    Abstract: A wafer producing apparatus for producing an SiC wafer from a single-crystal SiC ingot includes an ingot grinding unit, a laser applying unit that applies a pulsed laser beam having a wavelength that is transmittable through the single-crystal SiC ingot while positioning a focal point of the pulsed laser beam in the single-crystal SiC ingot at a depth corresponding to the thickness of the SiC wafer to be produced from an upper surface of the single-crystal SiC ingot, thereby forming a peel-off layer in the single-crystal SiC ingot, a wafer peeling unit that peels the SiC wafer off the peel-off layer in the single-crystal SiC ingot, and a delivery unit assembly that delivers the single-crystal SiC ingot between the ingot grinding unit, the laser applying unit, and the wafer peeling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Iizuka, Naoki Omiya, Takashi Mori, Motomi Kitano, Kazuya Hirata, Hiroshi Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10738745
    Abstract: A cover assembly and method for a vehicle fuel pump includes a cover base secured in a fixed position relative to the vehicle fuel pump and a flexible cover connected to the cover base and positioned by the cover base to inhibit water access to the vehicle fuel pump. The method includes securing the cover base in a fixed position relative to the vehicle fuel pump, connecting the flexible cover to the cover base, and positioning the flexible cover with the cover base to inhibit water access to the vehicle fuel pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Rihtar, Hiroshi Kitamura, Matthew E. Swanson
  • Publication number: 20200016975
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a fuel tank with an internal support structure and external reinforcements to minimize deformations due to pressure variations, such as may arise from diurnal temperature variations. Uncontrolled contraction of fuel tanks may result in undesirable reductions of tank volume, and uncontrolled expansion of fuel tanks may result in unwanted collision of fuel tanks with other vehicle components. The fuel tank of the present disclosure may find utility in applications where regular venting of fuel tanks is not practical, such as in hybrid vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin J. KAASHOEK, Masaki Wakao, Hiroshi Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20200016976
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a fuel tank with internal support structures and external reinforcements to minimize deformations due to pressure variations, such as may arise from diurnal temperature variations. Uncontrolled contraction of fuel tanks may result in undesirable reductions of tank volume, and uncontrolled expansion of fuel tanks may result in unwanted collision of fuel tanks with other vehicle components. The fuel tank of the present disclosure may find utility in applications where regular venting of fuel tanks is not practical, such as in hybrid vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin J. KAASHOEK, Masaki WAKAO, Hiroshi KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200018274
    Abstract: A cover assembly and method for a vehicle fuel pump includes a cover base secured in a fixed position relative to the vehicle fuel pump and a flexible cover connected to the cover base and positioned by the cover base to inhibit water access to the vehicle fuel pump. The method includes securing the cover base in a fixed position relative to the vehicle fuel pump, connecting the flexible cover to the cover base, and positioning the flexible cover with the cover base to inhibit water access to the vehicle fuel pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Rihtar, Hiroshi Kitamura, Matthew E. Swanson
  • Publication number: 20200018273
    Abstract: A fuel pump cover assembly and method for a vehicle includes a cover arranged over the vehicle fuel pump for inhibiting water access to the vehicle fuel pump and at least one clip securing the cover to a feed line for the vehicle fuel pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Rihtar, Hiroshi Kitamura, Matthew E. Swanson
  • Publication number: 20200003943
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a light emitting device including individually controllable light source units, and a display device including the light emitting device. [Solution] A light emitting device (15) is a light emitting device used in a display device including a display area, and includes a plurality of light source units (40) each including a light source portion (20) including laser diodes that emit three or more types of laser beams having wavelengths different from each other, and a light guide portion (30) that guides the laser beams. The plurality of light source units (40) are two-dimensionally arranged in the display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: HIROSHI KITAMURA, MAKOTO AGATANI, HIDEKAZU FUJII
  • Publication number: 20190283572
    Abstract: In a method of producing an automobile fuel tank including a tank body, an outer wall of the tank body being formed of a synthetic resin layer composed of a multilayer configuration, wherein the synthetic resin layer includes an inner body layer and an outer body layer with at least a barrier layer interposed therebetween, and the inner body layer includes a structural member with an air space internally provided, the method includes: forming the outer wall of the inner body layer, the outer body layer, and the barrier layer which is interposed between the inner body layer and the outer body layer, exclusive of the structural member; and welding the structural member only to an inner face of the inner body layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kotaro TANAKA, Hiroshi KITAMURA
  • Patent number: 10404652
    Abstract: A communication device (10) having at least one interface used in communication including a default router in a path includes: an ID determination unit (110) that determines whether or not a Zone ID is assigned to a communication request including a link local address of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) as a destination address; and an ID supplementing unit (120) that, when it is determined that the Zone ID is not assigned, acquires an interface ID for identifying the interface as a default interface ID and adds the acquired default interface ID as the Zone ID of the communication request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20190265550
    Abstract: A light-emitting device is provided with: at least one laser light source provided with a plurality of laser diodes that emit laser light having mutually different wavelengths; and a diffraction grating arranged at the laser light emission side of the laser light source, in which the diffraction grating is configured so that at least some of the laser light is synthesized directly within a plane separated by a predetermined distance from the diffraction grating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: HIROSHI KITAMURA, HIDEKAZU FUJII, MAKOTO AGATANI
  • Publication number: 20190101679
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a first light source unit and a second light source unit that emit three or more types of laser light beams having wavelengths different from each other, a light guide portion in which the laser light beams emitted from both the first light source unit and the second light source unit are guided, and a first heat sink and a second heat sink that respectively hold the first light source unit and the second light source unit at predetermined positions, and dissipate heat generated from the first light source unit and the second light source unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: HIROSHI KITAMURA, HIDEKAZU FUJII, KENICHI MURAKOSHI, MAKOTO AGATANI