Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Matsumoto

Hiroshi Matsumoto 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: 20190214630
    Abstract: A negative electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a negative electrode current collector, a negative electrode active material layer provided on the surface of the negative electrode current collector, and a first film which has lithium ion permeability and which coats at least a portion of the surface of the negative electrode active material layer and partially coats the surface of the negative electrode current collector. The first film preferably contains a first lithium compound containing an element M1, an element A1, and lithium. Herein, M1 is at least one selected from the group consisting of P, Si, B, V, Nb, W, Ti, Zr, Al, Ba, La, and Ta; and A1 is at least one selected from the group consisting of F, S, O, N, and Br.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawada, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Atsushi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20190201849
    Abstract: A separation membrane module comprises a hollow module container, and an element unit which is housed in the module container. The element unit comprises a plurality of connected separation membrane elements each of which includes: a separation membrane for separating components of a substance flowing to the inside of the module container; and membrane bundle securing materials for securing both ends of the separation membrane. In the element unit, a flow channel for discharging the components separated by the separation membranes to the outside of the element unit is formed. Passage members though which the components separated by the separation membranes can pass toward the flow channel for discharging are disposed at connections between the plurality of separation membrane elements such that both end surfaces of each of the passage membranes are respectively in contact with the membrane bundle securing materials of the separation membrane elements adjacent thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Hayashida, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Osamu Nakamatsu
  • Publication number: 20190204251
    Abstract: A sensor device includes a detection resistor having a resistance value changing according to a physical quantity and a reference resistor compared with the detection resistor, the reference resistor is configured by electrically connecting a first resistance circuit and a second resistance circuit. The first resistance circuit includes a first and a second resistive element having positive and negative resistance temperature coefficients, respectively, which are electrically connected. The second resistance circuit includes a third and a fourth resistive elements having a positive and a negative resistance temperature coefficient, respectively, which are electrically connected. The first resistance circuit is configured to generate a first deviation to either the positive or negative side with respect to a temperature change, and the second resistance circuit is configured to generate a second deviation to the side opposite to the positive or negative side where the first deviation is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi NAKANO, Masahiro MATSUMOTO, Yasuo ONOSE, Hiroaki HOSHIKA
  • Patent number: 10335931
    Abstract: An impact rotation tool includes a motor, an impact mechanism, and a housing, which covers the motor and the impact mechanism. The impact mechanism includes an output shaft, which is rotatable by the motor, and an anvil, which is rotatable integrally with the output shaft. The impact mechanism applies a striking impact to the anvil when the motor outputs rotation. The impact rotation tool further includes a motor seat and a vibration reducer. The motor seat is fastened to the motor to hold the motor in the housing. The vibration reducer is located in the housing to reduce striking vibration transmitted to the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Takechika Ishibashi
  • Publication number: 20190194598
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for culturing photosynthetic microalgae with which xanthophyll can be obtained more efficiently than before. The culture method of the present invention comprises a step of performing light irradiation of encysted photosynthetic microalgae containing xanthophyll in an amount of 3 to 9% by mass in terms of a dry mass. Preferably, in the step of performing light irradiation, the xanthophyll content in photosynthetic microalgae is kept at 2% by mass or more in terms of a dry mass. Preferably, the step of performing light irradiation includes step (A) of increasing the number of cells in which light irradiation (a) is performed; and step (B) of increasing the xanthophyll content in photosynthetic microalgae in which light irradiation (b) of the photosynthetic microalgae subjected to the step (A) of increasing the number of cells is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yoko MATSUMOTO, Masaharu ISHIKURA, Hiroshi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10327383
    Abstract: A mid-mount mower has a mower unit mounted under a vehicle body between front wheels and rear wheels. The mower includes a lift link mechanism having a front link and a rear link, an intermediate structure interconnecting one end of the front link and one end of the rear link via a pivot axis, a blade housing having an engaged portion engageable with an engaging potion of the intermediate structure and a guide face configured to guide the engaging portion ad the engaged portion to an engaging position so as to establish connection between the blade housing placed on a ground surface and the intermediate structure in association with a movement of the vehicle body in a front/rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tada, Akira Minoura, Takeshi Komorida, Azusa Furihata, Hiroshi Kawabata, Ryo Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190189395
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an aperture set for multi-beam includes a shaping aperture array in which a plurality of first openings are formed, and which forms a multi-beam by allowing part of a charged particle beam to pass through corresponding ones of the plurality of first openings, a blanking aperture array in which a plurality of second openings are formed, the plurality of second openings each including a pair of blanking electrodes that perform blanking deflection of a beam, and an electric field shield plate that is disposed to be opposed to the blanking aperture array and includes a plurality of third openings. The electric field shield plate has a substrate, and a high resistance film provided on a surface of the substrate, the surface being opposed to the blanking aperture array, and the high resistance film has a higher electrical resistance value than an electrical resistance value of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10319902
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a magnetoresistive device, including a free layer having an easy magnetization direction in a perpendicular direction or in an in-plane direction; a fixed layer having the easy magnetization direction which is in the perpendicular direction when the easy magnetization direction of the free layer is in the perpendicular direction or in the in-plane direction when the easy magnetization direction of the free layer is in the in-plane direction; and a non-magnetic layer disposed between the free layer and the fixed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Rie Matsumoto, Hiroko Arai, Shinji Yuasa, Hiroshi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10317853
    Abstract: A fault prediction system includes a machine learning device that learns conditions associated with a fault of an industrial machine. The machine learning device includes a state observation unit that, while the industrial machine is in operation or at rest, observes a state variable including, e.g., data output from a sensor, internal data of control software, or computational data obtained based on these data, a determination data obtaining unit that obtains determination data used to determine whether a fault has occurred in the industrial machine or the degree of fault, and a learning unit that learns the conditions associated with the fault of the industrial machine in accordance with a training data set generated based on a combination of the state variable and the determination data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: FANUC CORPORATION, PREFERRED NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Shougo Inagaki, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Daisuke Okanohara, Ryosuke Okuta, Eiichi Matsumoto, Keigo Kawaai
  • Patent number: 10319564
    Abstract: A multi charged particle beam writing apparatus includes an irradiation time calculation circuit to calculate an irradiation time of a beam to each pixel, for each of a plurality of pixels which are obtained by dividing a writing region of a target object and each of which serves as an irradiation unit region per beam of multi charged particle beams, a gray-scale value calculation circuit to calculate, for each pixel, a gray-scale value of gradation by gray scale levels by dividing the irradiation time by a quantization unit, and a gray-scale value correction circuit to correct, for each of a plurality of groups each composed of adjacent pixels, dose errors each caused by gradation, by gray scale levels, of the irradiation time which occur in the adjacent pixels in a group concerned, by increasing or decreasing the gray-scale value of at least one pixel in the group concerned by 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190167174
    Abstract: A computer program for achieving balance of the mind of an examinee is provided. A computer program configured to cause a computer including a CPU and a memory to execute processing for achieving balance of the mind of an examinee, the computer program being configured to cause the computer to execute the following steps: a first step of making the examinee visualize a set of symbols; a second step of applying the symbols to a feeling of the examinee and a state of the examinee's mind; and a third step of making the examinee understand a recognition system represented by the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Miross Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10310525
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device which can easily measure a standby current of an internal circuit of an electronic device after burn-in. The electronic device includes: a power source terminal; a regulator that generates a predetermined voltage from a voltage of the power source terminal; an internal circuit that is operated by an output voltage of the regulator; and a standby terminal through which the regulator and the internal circuit are set to a low power consumption state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Matsumoto, Hiroshi Nakano, Yoshimitsu Yanagawa, Akira Kotabe
  • Patent number: 10293392
    Abstract: This coiler device provided with a chute guide has: pinch rollers that lead a metal sheet carried in along a path line to a coil-up line that is curved from the path line; a mandrel that is disposed ahead of the coil-up line and coils up the metal sheet; and a chute guide that guides the upward-facing surface side of the metal sheet at the coil-up line and introduces the metal sheet to the coil-up opening of the mandrel. A configuration is adopted such that the chute guide has: a main body frame; and a liner that is attached to the main body frame, forms at least a portion of the guide surface that guides the metal sheet, has a lower coefficient of friction than the main body frame, and has a lower hardness than the metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES JAPAN, LTD., JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Koichi Arai, Takayuki Endo, Takao Uchiyama, Tsutomu Sugiyama, Takeshi Chiba
  • Patent number: 10286665
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a first channel member and a plurality of pressurizing parts. The first channel member includes a plurality of ejection holes, a common channel, a damper chamber, and a damper. The first channel member is configured by a plurality of flat plates including a first plate with the plurality of ejection holes and a second plate adjacent to this. The second plate includes a first part sandwiched between the damper chamber and the first plate. A covering layer is unevenly provided on the first surface of the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Kousei Horiuchi, Kouichi Maruta, Kazumasa Furuhashi, Yoshihiro Yuu, Ayumu Matsumoto, Hiroshi Tamura, Takayuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10291080
    Abstract: An electric power transmission device includes a first power transmitting electrode, a second power transmitting electrode, a conductive first shield disposed between the first power transmitting electrode and the second power transmitting electrode, a conductive second shield that covers at least one of a first gap between the first power transmitting electrode and the first shield or a second gap between the second power transmitting electrode and the first shield, and a conductive third shield that covers at least one of a plurality of gaps between a plurality of divided portions of the second shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamamoto, Hiromu Matsumoto, Hiroshi Kanno
  • Publication number: 20190141278
    Abstract: A display device includes, a display component, a speaker, a setting component, and a controller. The speaker outputs a first signal having guidance information pertaining to an operation performed on the display device or a status of the display device and a second signal having audio information pertaining to content displayed on the display component. The setting component sets a volume setting value of the display device to performs volume setting. The controller sets output levels of the first signal and the second signal to values corresponding to the volume setting value, respectively, such that the output level of the first signal is greater than or equal to the output level of the second signal, and the output level of the first signal is greater than zero when the volume setting value is set to zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Masanori MATSUMOTO, Ikuo KAMIKUBO, Hiroshi NISHIGAKI, Yuji IMADA
  • Patent number: 10281346
    Abstract: A magnetostrictive sensor capable of obtaining both enhanced productivity and reduced variations in outputs can be obtained. A torque sensor includes a substrate and a plating film disposed on the outer peripheral surface of the substrate. The substrate includes a plating portion, masking portions, and tilt portions and. An outer peripheral surface of the plating portion is a surface parallel to a shaft center of the substrate in a side cross-sectional view. Outer peripheral surfaces of the tilt portions are slopes tilted relative to the shaft center in the side cross-sectional view. The plating film is formed on a plating surface and slopes in such a manner that end portions in the axial direction are located on the slopes. The plating film on the slopes has a thickness smaller than the thickness of the plating film on the plating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Satomi Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20190122857
    Abstract: A charged particle beam writing apparatus includes an area density calculation unit to calculate a pattern area density weighted using a dose modulation value, which has previously been input from an outside and in which an amount of correction of a dimension variation due to a proximity effect has been included, a fogging correction dose coefficient calculation unit to calculate a fogging correction dose coefficient for correcting a dimension variation due to a fogging effect by using the pattern area density weighted using the dose modulation value having been input from the outside, a dose calculation unit to calculates a dose of a charged particle beam by using the fogging correction dose coefficient and the dose modulation value, and a writing unit to write a pattern on a target object with the charged particle beam of the dose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuo Kato, Hiroshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10269532
    Abstract: A multi charged particle beams exposure method includes assigning, with respect to plural times of shots of multi-beams using a charged particle beam, each shot to one of plural groups, depending on a total current value of beams becoming in an ON condition in a shot concerned in the multi-beams, changing the order of the plural times of shots so that shots assigned to the same group may be continuously emitted for each of the plural groups, correcting, for each group, a focus position of the multi-beams to a focus correction position for a group concerned corresponding to the total current value, and performing the plural times of shots of the multi-beams such that the shots assigned to the same group are continuously emitted in a state where the focus position of the multi-beams has been corrected to the focus correction position for the group concerned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc
    Inventor: Hiroshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10256070
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, a stage mechanism includes a movable stage disposed in a vacuum atmosphere and mounting a heat source, a first heat pipe connected to the heat source, a movable mechanism configured to move according to the movement of the first heat pipe caused by the movement of the stage, by using a portion of the first heat pipe, and a cooling mechanism configured to cool the first heat pipe through the movable mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Shuji Yoshino