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).

  • Publication number: 20220145976
    Abstract: A driving device includes a motor, a wave gear device including a wave generator having first thickness, a flex spline, and a circular spline having thickness larger than the first thickness, a housing functioning as a housing of the motor and including a flange, and an oil seal fixed to the inner side of the flange and extending along the outer circumference of the shaft. The wave generator is set closer to the opposite direction of the flange to configure an internal space with the members. When the internal space is filled with grease, a distance between the oil seal and the wave generator is set smaller than distances among the other members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi Makino, Taketo Honzawa
  • Patent number: 11236904
    Abstract: Provided are: a useful bed medium for a fluidized bed with good fluidity, the bed medium being usable in a fluidized bed furnace using biomass material and coal material as fuel; and a useful bed medium for a fluidized bed with good durability, the bed medium not easily forming an agglomerate of its particles, and being resistant to collapsing. The bed medium for a fluidized bed in a fluidized bed furnace for combusting or gasifying the fuel is formed of artificially-produced spherical refractory particles containing not less than 40% by weight of Al2O3 and not more than 60% by weight of SiO2 and having an apparent porosity of not more than 5%, and a ratio by weight of agglomerated particles in the bed medium is not more than 20% after three heat treatment tests on the bed medium at 900° C. for 2 hours under coexistence with the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Itochu Ceratech Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Makino, Jun Sakamoto, Takayuki Kameda, Reiku Aoyama, Shunichi Sato, Yoji Okumura
  • Patent number: 11142855
    Abstract: A fine fiber production method and a fine fiber production apparatus are provided. The fine fiber production method includes: discharging a flowable polymer compound from a discharge port provided at an extruder; forming fibers having a fiber diameter of from 50 nm to 15 ?m by spraying, in a direction intersecting with a discharge direction of the flowable polymer compound, a pressurized gas from an air nozzle to the discharged flowable polymer compound, the air nozzle including a temperature control member and a spindle-shaped nozzle or a De Laval nozzle; and collecting the fibers using a collection member provided downstream in a gas spraying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Yamashin-Filter Corp.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Makino, Akihiro Saito
  • Patent number: 11116805
    Abstract: Provided is a novel preventive or therapeutic agent for celiac disease. A preventive or therapeutic agent for celiac disease, comprising at least one bacterium belonging to the genus Bifidobacterium selected from the group consisting of Bifidobacterium breve and Bifidobacterium bifidum and/or a processed bacterial cell thereof as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Kenji Oishi, Hiroshi Makino, Akira Kushiro
  • Patent number: 11043874
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Nishimura, Hiroshi Makino
  • Publication number: 20210079573
    Abstract: A fine fiber production method and a fine fiber production apparatus are provided. The fine fiber production method includes: discharging a flowable polymer compound from a discharge port provided at an extruder; forming fibers having a fiber diameter of from 50 nm to 15 ?m by spraying, in a direction intersecting with a discharge direction of the flowable polymer compound, a pressurized gas from an air nozzle to the discharged flowable polymer compound, the air nozzle including a temperature control member and a spindle-shaped nozzle or a De Laval nozzle; and collecting the fibers using a collection member provided downstream in a gas spraying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Makino, Akihiro Saito
  • Patent number: 10842928
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihito Kimura, Toshiaki Kuniyasu, Hirotaka Watano, Akira Wakabayashi, Hiroshi Makino
  • Publication number: 20200217499
    Abstract: Provided are: a useful bed medium for a fluidized bed with good fluidity, the bed medium being usable in a fluidized bed furnace using biomass material and coal material as fuel; and a useful bed medium for a fluidized bed with good durability, the bed medium not easily forming an agglomerate of its particles, and being resistant to collapsing. The bed medium for a fluidized bed in a fluidized bed furnace for combusting or gasifying the fuel is formed of artificially-produced spherical refractory particles containing not less than 40% by weight of Al2O3 and not more than 60% by weight of SiO2 and having an apparent porosity of not more than 5%, and a ratio by weight of agglomerated particles in the bed medium is not more than 20% after three heat treatment tests on the bed medium at 900° C. for 2 hours under coexistence with the fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: ITOCHU CERATECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Makino, Jun Sakamoto, Takayuki Kameda, Reiku Aoyama, Shunichi Sato, Yoji Okumura
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9870699
    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: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Ujike, Katsutoshi Tatsuoka, Hiroshi Makino, Mitsugu Mihara, Shinya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9863312
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine in which an anodic oxide film (10) is formed on part or all of a wall surface facing a combustion chamber, the anodic oxide film (10) has a thickness of 30 ?m to 170 ?m, the anodic oxide film (10) has first micropores (1a) having a micro-size diameter, nanopores having a nano-size diameter and second micropores (1b) having a micro-size diameter, the first micropores (1a) and the nanopores extending from a surface of the anodic oxide film (10) toward an inside of the anodic oxide film (10) in a thickness direction of the anodic oxide film (10) or substantially the thickness direction, the second micropores (1b) being provided inside the anodic oxide film (10), at least part of the first micropores (1a) and the nanopores are sealed with a seal (2) converted from a sealant (2), and at least part of the second micropores (1b) are not sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Nishikawa, Hiroshi Makino, Reona Takagishi, Akio Kawaguchi, Yoshifumi Wakisaka, Fumio Shimizu, Toshio Horie
  • Publication number: 20180006518
    Abstract: A robot includes a first member, a second member provided rotatably with respect to the first member, and a motor that transmits drive force from one to the other of the first member and the second member, wherein the motor has a stator having a bobbin and a winding wire wound around the bobbin, and a rotator rotatably attached to the stator, regarding the motor, a power supply voltage is within a range from 48 to 60 V, a wire diameter of the winding wire is within a range from 0.45 to 0.75 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Satoru MASAI, Hiroshi MAKINO, Shoji TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20170360852
    Abstract: Provided is a novel preventive or therapeutic agent for celiac disease. A preventive or therapeutic agent for celiac disease, comprising at least one bacterium belonging to the genus Bifidobacterium selected from the group consisting of Bifidobacterium breve and Bifidobacterium bifidum and/or a processed bacterial cell thereof as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Kenji OISHI, Hiroshi MAKINO, Akira KUSHIRO