Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Makino

Hiroshi Makino 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: 10672536
    Abstract: A cable, which can serve as a mounting device for sensors, includes strands to be connected to the sensors. The strands are formed as a braided wire bundle. An insulating layer is provided on a surface of each of the strands in order to prevent mutual electric conduction of the strands. A particular braided bundle can be specified from among many braided bundles by using, as two indicators, a combination of colors of the insulating layers and a twist direction of the braided bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO DENKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Kobayashi, Hiroshi Sadanari, Osamu Makino
  • Publication number: 20200168404
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor includes an anode body, a dielectric layer disposed on the anode body, and a solid electrolyte layer disposed on the dielectric layer. The solid electrolyte layer includes a self-doped conductive polymer and an organic alkali.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: HITOSHI FUKUI, HIROSHI KOJIMA, AI MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20200089475
    Abstract: A computer-implemented optimization problem arithmetic method includes receiving a combinatorial optimization problem, determining, based on scale or a requested accuracy of the combinatorial optimization problem, a partition mode and an execution mode, the partition mode defining a logically divided state of an arithmetic circuit, the execution mode defining a range of hardware resources to be utilized in arithmetic operation for each of partitions generated by logically dividing the arithmetic circuit, and causing the arithmetic circuit to execute arithmetic operation of the combinatorial optimization problem in accordance with the determined partition mode and the determined execution mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kondou, Hiroyuki Izui, Tatsuhiro Makino, Noriaki Shimada
  • Publication number: 20200090051
    Abstract: An optimization problem operation method include accepting a combinatorial optimization problem to an operation unit that is capable of being divided into a plurality of partitions logically and solving the combinatorial optimization problem. The method include deciding a partition mode that prescribes a logical division state of the operation unit and an execution mode that prescribes a range of hardware resources used in an operation in the partition mode according to a scale or a requested precision of the combinatorial optimization problem. The method include causing execution of operations of the combinatorial optimization problem in parallel in the operation unit with the partition mode and the execution mode decided, based on the number of times obtained by dividing the number of times of execution of the combinatorial optimization problem by the number of divisions corresponding to the execution mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Noriaki Shimada, Hiroyuki Izui, Hiroshi Kondou, Tatsuhiro Makino
  • Publication number: 20200080795
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a plurality of plate-shaped fins disposed at intervals, and a plurality of heat transfer tubes disposed to be inserted into through holes of the fins in a direction perpendicular to the fins. In each of the fins, a starting hole is formed between adjacent through holes, and the starting hole serves as a start point of bending of the fins and has a vertex portion at a bending portion of each fin which is close to an edge thereof. In each of the fins, a cut is made to connect the other edge of the fin and a side of the starting hole which is located opposite to the vertex portion of the starting hole. The above each fin is bent at the vertex portion of the starting hole, by opening the cut from the starting hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki UGAJIN, Yusuke ADACHI, Hiroaki MAKINO, Hiroshi OMURA
  • Publication number: 20200070924
    Abstract: A vehicle body frame includes a main frame that extends from a head pipe toward the vehicle rear side above an engine and a down-frame that extends downward from one end fixed to the head pipe. The main frame is assembled into a truss shape from a pair of left and right upper frames and a pair of left and right lower frames and reinforcing frames disposed between these upper frames and lower frames. Front end parts of the upper frames are fixed to the upper end side of the head pipe and front end parts of the lower frames are fixed to a part close to the head pipe in the single down-frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuya Sawasaki, Souichiro Makino, Hiroshi Okamura
  • Publication number: 20200047309
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a substrate is disclosed. The apparatus includes a polishing section configured to polish a substrate, a transfer mechanism configured to transfer the substrate, and a cleaning section configured to clean and dry the polished substrate. The cleaning section has plural cleaning lines for cleaning plural substrates. The plural cleaning lines have plural cleaning modules and plural transfer robots for transferring the substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuru Miyazaki, Seiji Katsuoka, Naoki Matsuda, Junji Kunisawa, Kenichi Kobayashi, Hiroshi Sotozaki, Hiroyuki Shinozaki, Osamu Nabeya, Shinya Morisawa, Takahiro Ogawa, Natsuki Makino
  • Patent number: 10543762
    Abstract: A vehicle seat air-blowing apparatus including an air blower including an impeller configured to generate air flow and an air blower opening configured to allow the air flow to flow in a ventilation passage of a seat pad of a vehicle seat, and a cover provided to the air blower opening and including a cover ventilation opening configured to allow the air flow to flow therethrough and a protection part configured to suppress application of a load to the air blower opening, wherein the vehicle seat air-blowing apparatus is configured to be attachable to the vehicle seat along the seat pad at a position where an opening of the ventilation passage provided in a rear surface of the seat pad and the cover ventilation opening of the cover face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuichi Ui, Yuya Makino, Atsushi Tsuzaki, Hiroshi Murahata
  • Patent number: 10544958
    Abstract: Stress to be imposed on a compressor in reverse cycle operation is reduced. A cycle controller causes an outdoor heat exchanger to function as a condenser and an indoor heat exchanger to function as an evaporator when a reverse cycle executing condition is met, so that a refrigerant circulates in reverse of a heating cycle. A rotation speed controller adjusts a rotation speed of a compressor in a reverse cycle, depending on an index correlated with an amount of frost on the outdoor heat exchanger at a start of the reverse cycle. The rotation speed controller decreases the rotation speed of the compressor in the reverse cycle as the index at the start of the reverse cycle indicates that the amount of the frost on the outdoor heat exchanger is smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Makino, Keitarou Hoshika, Naoki Moroi, Hiroshi Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10486285
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a substrate is disclosed. The apparatus includes a polishing section configured to polish a substrate, a transfer mechanism configured to transfer the substrate, and a cleaning section configured to clean and dry the polished substrate. The cleaning section has plural cleaning lines for cleaning plural substrates. The plural cleaning lines have plural cleaning modules and plural transfer robots for transferring the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Miyazaki, Seiji Katsuoka, Naoki Matsuda, Junji Kunisawa, Kenichi Kobayashi, Hiroshi Sotozaki, Hiroyuki Shinozaki, Osamu Nabeya, Shinya Morisawa, Takahiro Ogawa, Natsuki Makino
  • Patent number: 10471266
    Abstract: A hermetic feedthrough for an implantable medical device includes a sheet having a hole defined therethrough, wherein the sheet comprises a first material that is an electrically insulative ceramic comprising alumina. The feedthrough further includes a second material substantially filling the hole so as to form a conduit, the second material having platinum and an additive that includes alumina. The second material does not include SiO2, MgO, or CaO. The first and second materials have a co-fired bond therebetween, the co-fired bond hermetically sealing the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: MEDTRONIC, INC., KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Morioka, Keiichi Fujii, Arne Knudsen, Shingo Satou, Hidekazu Otomaru, Hiroshi Makino, Andrew Thom, Markus Reiterer, Gordon Munns, Thomas Miltich, Joyce Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10456829
    Abstract: Providing a method of modifying refractory particles used to produce a casting mold by using a furan resin as a binder, so as to effectively improve a strength of the casting mold and to reduce a required amount of the binder. An artificial aggregate which is artificially produced and which has an apparent porosity of not more than 5% is used as the refractory particles, and the artificial aggregate is subjected to a heat treatment at a temperature of 400-1500° C. for not shorter than one hour in a heating atmosphere having an oxygen concentration of not higher than 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Itochu Ceratech Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Makino, Masami Ono
  • Publication number: 20190304627
    Abstract: Strands to be connected to sensors are formed as a braided wire, an insulating layer is provided on a surface of each of the strands in order to prevent mutual electric conduction of the strands, and a particular braided bundle can be specified from among many braided bundles using a combination of colors of the insulating layers and a twist direction of the braided bundle that constitutes the braided wire as two indicators, whereby a cable having a sufficiently small diameter and excellent flexibility even when many sensors are mounted thereon is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jun KOBAYASHI, Hiroshi SADANARI, Osamu MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20190150463
    Abstract: A composition for suppressing deterioration of an acquired immune function according to the present invention includes, as an active ingredient, lactic acid bacteria products from lactic acid bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus. This composition for suppressing deterioration of the acquired immune function suppresses deterioration of the acquired immune function due to the use of an anti-influenza drug. The lactic acid bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus is preferably a bulgaricus bacterium. For example, the lactic acid bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus may be Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus. In the production method according to the present invention, a milk raw material is supplied to lactic acid bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus in order to produce the composition for suppressing deterioration of the acquired immune function to suppress deterioration of the acquired immune function due to the use of an anti-influenza drug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi KIDO, Etsuhisa TAKAHASHI, Seiya MAKINO, Hiroshi KANO, Jun HENMI
  • Publication number: 20190149016
    Abstract: In a motor according to an aspect of the invention, a brake includes a first clamp and a second clamp, a member to be clamped disposed between the first clamp and the second clamp, a first fixing member configured to fix the member to be clamped to a shaft, and a driving section configured to bring the first clamp and the second clamp into contact with the member to be clamped. The first clamp includes a first contact section. The second clamp includes a second contact section. A first housing hole is provided in a housing. The driving section includes a power cable drawn out to the outside of the housing via the first housing hole. The first housing hole overlaps the first contact section, the second contact section, the member to be clamped, and the first fixing member in a plan view from a first radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiteru NISHIMURA, Hiroshi MAKINO
  • Patent number: 10242733
    Abstract: Cell power supply lines are arranged for memory cell columns, and adjust impedances or voltage levels of the cell power supply lines according to the voltage levels of bit lines in the corresponding columns, respectively. In the data write operation, the cell power supply line is forced into a floating state according to the bit line potential on a selected column and has the voltage level changed, and a latching capability of a selected memory cell is reduced to write data fast. Even with a low power supply voltage, a static semiconductor memory device that can stably perform write and read of data is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Nii, Shigeki Obayashi, Hiroshi Makino, Koichiro Ishibashi, Hirofumi Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20180247692
    Abstract: Cell power supply lines are arranged for memory cell columns, and adjust impedances or voltage levels of the cell power supply lines according to the voltage levels of bit lines in the corresponding columns, respectively. In the data write operation, the cell power supply line is forced into a floating state according to the bit line potential on a selected column and has the voltage level changed, and a latching capability of a selected memory cell is reduced to write data fast. Even with a low power supply voltage, a static semiconductor memory device that can stably perform write and read of data is implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Koji NII, Shigeki OBAYASHI, Hiroshi MAKINO, Koichiro ISHIBASHI, Hirofumi SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: 9984744
    Abstract: Cell power supply lines are arranged for memory cell columns, and adjust impedances or voltage levels of the cell power supply lines according to the voltage levels of bit lines in the corresponding columns, respectively. In the data write operation, the cell power supply line is forced into a floating state according to the bit line potential on a selected column and has the voltage level changed, and a latching capability of a selected memory cell is reduced to write data fast. Even with a low power supply voltage, a static semiconductor memory device that can stably perform write and read of data is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Nii, Shigeki Obayashi, Hiroshi Makino, Koichiro Ishibashi, Hirofumi Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9922543
    Abstract: A security sensor system is provided which allows the stopping of the device due to the end of a battery life to be postponed by suppressing battery power consumption, which is caused due to an object detection operation of the security sensor system, after a low battery state is detected. The security sensor system is powered by a battery. When a low battery detector detects a reduction in the voltage of the battery, an object detection operation of the security sensor system is switched from a normal mode to a suppression mode. Consumption of the battery in the suppression mode is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Ujike, Katsutoshi Tatsuoka, Hiroshi Makino, Mitsugu Mihara, Shinya Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20180055990
    Abstract: A medicine-holding body is disposed in a flow path of a nozzle portion of an adapter for blood dispensing. The medicine-holding body is formed of a plurality of fibers which is made of polyester and is bundled by aligning a longitudinal direction thereof in a flowing direction which is a direction in which blood flows. The medicine-holding body holds an anticoagulant for suppressing coagulation of blood, as a medicine to be mixed into blood. The surface area of the medicine-holding body is greater than or equal to 10 mm2 and less than 600 mm2. In a case where the surface area of the medicine-holding body is greater than or equal to 10 mm2, the concentration of the anticoagulant becomes greater than or equal to a lower limit value of 10 U/mL even under most severe conditions such as a dispensing speed of 500 ?L/second. In a case where the surface area of the medicine-holding body is less than 600 mm2, it is possible to maintain the occurrence rate of hemolysis to be less than or equal to 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihito KIMURA, Toshiaki KUNIYASU, Hirotaka WATANO, Akira WAKABAYASHI, Hiroshi MAKINO