Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Matsuo

Hiroshi Matsuo 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: 20190301607
    Abstract: A multistage shaft sealing apparatus includes a first sealing unit, a second sealing unit, and a third sealing unit provided, in a sequential order from a side of the apparatus closer to inside of the apparatus, in a fluid leakage passage formed between the rotating shaft or the rotating member and a housing located to surround the rotating shaft or the rotating member. The first sealing unit includes a first runner and a first sealing ring which form a non-contact-type sealing surface; the second sealing unit includes a second runner and a second sealing ring which form a contact-type sealing surface; the third sealing unit includes a third runner and a third sealing ring which form a contact-type sealing surface, and a purge water supply passage supplying purge water to the third sealing unit and a purge water discharge passage discharging the purge water supplied to the third sealing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takanobu Otani, Hiroshi Kuzumi, Hiroyuki Tokumasu, Toshihiko Matsuo, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Hitoshi Ito, Yasushi Takayama, Tomoki Hanada
  • Patent number: 10431603
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first wiring line, a semiconductor film, a second wiring line, and an insulating film. The substrate includes first, second, and third regions provided adjacently in this order in a predetermined direction. The first wiring line is provided on the substrate and provided in each of the first, second, and third regions. The semiconductor film has a low-resistance region in at least a portion thereof. The semiconductor film is provided between the first wiring line and the substrate in the first region, and is in contact with the first wiring line in the second region. The second wiring line is provided at a position closer to the substrate than the semiconductor film, and is in contact with the first wiring line in the third region. The insulating film is provided between the first wiring line and the semiconductor film in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Tokuaki Kuniyoshi, Yasuhiro Terai, Eri Matsuo, Toshiaki Yoshitani, Naoki Asano
  • Patent number: 10427744
    Abstract: A handling performance is improved by a fuel tank fitting structure. A fuel tank is mounted to a vehicle body frame at three points: a first fixed section with a bolt and two second fixed sections with two bolts. A grommet provided in the first fixed section has an interference. Each of the second fixed sections has a fitting clearance between a collar and the grommet, and an axial clearance between the collar and the grommet. These clearances enable the grommet without an interference and the fuel tank to relatively movable to the vehicle body frame. The fuel tank and a vehicle body thus have different behaviors during cornering, thereby obtaining reduced inertial weight and light handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Matsuo, Hikaru Tsuchihashi, Hiroshi Nakashima, Shinya Morooka
  • Publication number: 20190283382
    Abstract: A method of producing a gas barrier laminate of the present disclosure includes a step of forming a coating film on a surface of a base film or a laminate including the base film, the coating film containing zinc ions, at least one of metal alkoxide and a hydrolysate thereof, and an aqueous polymer, and a step of drying the coating film to form a gas barrier layer on the surface of the base film or the laminate including the base film. A gas barrier laminate of the present disclosure includes a base film or a laminate including the base film, and a gas barrier layer provided on a surface of the base film or the laminate including the base film. In the gas barrier laminate, the gas barrier layer contains zinc dispersed in the gas barrier layer and an organic-inorganic composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomokazu MURASE, Hiroshi MIYAZAKI, Ryukichi MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20190280402
    Abstract: Provided is a tape-shaped contact member including a tape-shaped contact material. At least one wire-shaped brazing material is bonded to the tape-shaped contact material, at least one projection including the brazing material and protruding from a surface of the contact material is formed in a cross-sectional shape, a diffusion region containing a metal component forming the brazing material is formed along an interface with the brazing material inside the contact material, and the diffusion region has a thickness of 2 ?m or more and 10 ?m or less. A chip-shaped contact component can be obtained by cutting the tape-shaped contact member to an arbitrary length. The present contact component is useful as a constituent member for a switching electrical contact, and capable of adapting to height reduction of the electrical contact. The present invention can also contribute to reduction of occurrence of poor bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MATSUO, Ryoe WADA
  • Publication number: 20190252561
    Abstract: A solar battery cell including a finger electrode on a first main surface of a semiconductor substrate, the solar battery cell being including at least a surface of the finger electrode is covered with a material containing an insulating material so that the surface is not exposed, and the material containing the insulating material does not hydrolyze or does not generate a carboxylic acid when it hydrolyzes. Consequently, it is possible to provide a solar battery cell which suppresses a reduction in photoelectric conversion efficiency with time even though EVA is used and to provide a photovoltaic module using this solar battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takenori WATABE, Yoko MATSUO, Hiroshi HASHIGAMI, Hiroyuki OHTSUKA
  • Patent number: 10327799
    Abstract: Scissors including a pair of shanks with one end forming an upper shear blade and a lower shear blade and with the other end of the pair of shanks forming handles, the handles being opened and closed centered about a pivot where the shanks intersect and causing the upper shear blade and lower shear blade to open and close, and screw for loosely fastening the pivot with a degree of freedom so that the screws do not interfere with sliding of the blades when cutting an object, at least one of the upper shear blade and the lower shear blade being formed by an alloy having an elastic deformation ability of 0.2% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: IMOTT INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Matsuo, Yoshinao Iwamoto, Hiroshi Ujiie
  • Patent number: 10317654
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system includes: a first lens group having positive refractive power and arranged closest to an object; a negative lens group having negative refractive power; a positive lens group which has positive refractive power, which includes at least one lens that moves integrally with an aperture stop, and which is arranged closer to an image than the negative lens group; and a focusing group arranged between the negative lens group and the positive lens group. When varying magnification, distances between the first lens group and the negative lens group and between the negative lens group and the positive lens group are changed. When focusing, distances between the focusing group and a lens facing an object-side of the focusing group and between the focusing group and a lens facing an image-side of the focusing group are changed. A predetermined conditional expression is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Kensuke Uchida, Akihiko Obama, Norikazu Yokoi, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Taku Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10311984
    Abstract: The shaft sealing structure includes a seal ring that has abutment portions formed by dividing the seal ring along the axial direction and that is provided around a main shaft in a ring-like manner; a support member that is provided in the seal ring along the circumferential direction of the main shaft; and a thermoswitch that is connected to the support member between the abutment portions and that presses the support member toward the center of the main shaft when the temperature rises to a temperature higher than that during normal operation, in which the seal ring is fixed at a position separated from the main shaft during the normal operation and is moved by the support member toward the center of the main shaft when the temperature rises to a temperature higher than that during the normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kentarou Saeki, Hidekazu Uehara, Akihiko Umeda, Masaru Sakai, Hiroshi Kuzumi, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Toshihiko Matsuo, Takanobu Otani, Hiroomi Sakuma, Hitoshi Ito, Yasushi Takayama, Tomoki Hanada, Yuji Harada
  • Patent number: 10306188
    Abstract: A photographic image exchange system includes an imaging device having an imager that performs imaging, a communicator that performs communication with a server, and a controller that controls the communicator such that an image that includes a registered target among images captured by the imager is transmitted to the server, and the server provides the image received from the imaging device to a device used by a user who is related to the registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Kawamura, Kotaro Shigeno, Hiroshi Akiyama, Masaki Negoro, Yoshinori Matsuo, Naoki Sugimoto, Dennis Clark, John Moon
  • Publication number: 20180221951
    Abstract: Provided is a heretofore non-existing, novel rare-earth sintered magnet having both of an extremely low carbon content and an extremely small average particle size of magnet material particles. The sintered body for forming a rare-earth magnet comprises a large number of magnet material particles sintered together, wherein each of the magnet material particles contains a rare-earth substance and has an easy magnetization axis. This sintered body for forming a rare-earth magnet has a carbon content of 500 ppm or less, and the magnet material particles have an average particle size of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi FUJIKAWA, Izumi OZEKI, Tomohiro OMURE, Miho YAMAGUCHI, Toshiaki OKUNO, Hiroshi MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20180130581
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a sintered body that forms a rare-earth permanent magnet, has a single sintered structure and an arbitrary shape, and has easy magnetization axis orientations of different directions applied to the magnet material particles in a plurality of arbitrary regions. This method forms a three-dimensional first molded article from a composite material formed by mixing a resin material and magnet material particles containing a rare-earth substance. The first molded article is then subjected to a deforming force and a second molded article is formed in which the orientation direction of the easy magnetization axis of the magnet material particles in at least the one section of the horizontal cross-section is changed to a direction which differs from the orientation direction of the first molded article. The second molded article is heated to a sintering temperature and kept at the temperature for a period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Kenichi FUJIKAWA, Katsuya KUME, Kazuo OUCHI, Toshinobu HOSHINO, Masakazu MORIMOTO, Hirofumi ONO, Katsuyuki NAKABAYASHI, Miho YAMAGUCHI, Hiroshi MATSUO, Toshiaki OKUNO, Makoto FUJIHARA, Eiichi IMOTO, Hirofumi EBE, Tomohiro OMURE, Izumi OZEKI, Takashi YAMAMOTO, Yuki KATO, Tomoya MATSUDA, Shoichiro SAITO
  • Patent number: 9878292
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a sheet-shaped separation membrane that allows a sheet-shaped separation membrane having uniform separating ability to be manufactured at a high speed, the method comprising manufacturing a sheet-shaped separation membrane by forming a microporous layer on a porous substrate, wherein the method is characterized in having: a membrane-forming solution application step of coating a porous substrate with a membrane-forming solution in which a polymer is dissolved in a solvent, a congealing liquid application step of applying a congealing liquid by a liquid membrane drop method to the porous substrate coated with the membrane-forming solution, and a solvent removal step of removing the solvent from the congealed microporous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kitamura, Ikuya Kuzuhara, Hiroshi Matsuo, Hirotoshi Ishizuka, Ken Nishiura, Yuu Takashima, Atsuhito Koumoto
  • Patent number: 9806500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tape material for manufacturing an ignition plug electrode, the tape material being a member for forming an electrode chip, in which a base metal layer and a precious metal layer are cladded, on a bonded region set on an electrode base material of an ignition plug, the member is in the form of a long tape in which the base metal layer being in contact with the bonded region is cladded with the precious metal layer being in contact with the base metal layer, the base metal layer has a width substantially equal to one of the longitudinal width, lateral width and diameter of the bonded region. According to the present invention, bonding between a precious metal chip and a substrate can be reliably maintained to prolong the life of an ignition plug. Accordingly, precious metals can be efficiently used to save resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K.
    Inventors: Koichi Sakairi, Hiroshi Matsuo, Kunihiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9764123
    Abstract: A needle-less connector includes a housing having a drug solution flow path, and an elastic valve body. An end surface of the housing on a side of a tip end opening of the drug solution flow path constitutes a protruding support surface whose center section protrudes and slopes in a direction of a foot, and the elastic valve body is superposed onto the protruding support surface in a state of close contact therewith. Insertion of a male luer into a slit of the elastic valve body causes expanding deformation of the elastic valve body along the protruding support surface. A flexion section is formed on a sloped surface of the protruding support surface, and the sloped surface has different tilt angles on a foot section side and on a crest section side of the flexion section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Hiroshi Matsuo, Ken Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20170264082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tape material for manufacturing an ignition plug electrode, the tape material being a member for forming an electrode chip, in which a base metal layer and a precious metal layer are cladded, on a bonded region set on an electrode base material of an ignition plug, the member is in the form of a long tape in which the base metal layer being in contact with the bonded region is cladded with the precious metal layer being in contact with the base metal layer, the base metal layer has a width substantially equal to one of the longitudinal width, lateral width and diameter of the bonded region. According to the present invention, bonding between a precious metal chip and a substrate can be reliably maintained to prolong the life of an ignition plug. Accordingly, precious metals can be efficiently used to save resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Koichi SAKAIRI, Hiroshi MATSUO, Kunihiro TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9657383
    Abstract: There is provided a heat resistant ferritic steel including a base material including, by mass percent, C: 0.01 to 0.3%, Si: 0.01 to 2%, Mn: 0.01 to 2%, P: at most 0.10%, S: at most 0.03%, Cr: 7.5 to 14.0%, sol.Al: at most 0.3%, and N: 0.005 to 0.15%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and an oxide film that is formed on the base material and contains 25 to 97% of Fe and 3 to 75% of Cr. This heat resistant ferritic steel is excellent in photoselective absorptivity and oxidation resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Hiroshi Matsuo, Shunichi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 9061312
    Abstract: An inner deckle for a die includes a shaft-shaped deckle main body and a sheet- or film-shaped deckle auxiliary portion extending from the deckle main body. The inner deckle is arranged at each end of a die. The die includes a die piece and is formed with a manifold and a slit. The deckle main body includes a seal reinforcing portion. A liquid material is supplied into the manifold. The seal reinforcing portion includes at least one sealing member having two or more films. The films slide and are simultaneously elastically deformed against an inner wall of the manifold when a position of the inner deckle is moved with respect to the die. The films cooperate with each other and are closely attached to the inner wall by an elastic restoring force when the position of the inner deckle is fixed with respect to the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kitani, Minoru Yagi, Yoshihiro Kitamura, Isao Hirose, Hiroshi Matsuo, Tetsuo Nasu, Tadao Horie, Shogo Sasaki, Hiroo Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20150083039
    Abstract: Coating apparatus including a supply zone having a supply roll that continuously feeds out a long belt-shaped web, a coating zone having a coating part that applies a coating liquid to a single side of the web fed out from the supply roll, a drying zone that dries a coating liquid film applied to the web to form a coating film, and a winding zone having a winding roll that takes up the web with the coating film by winding. The coating zone forms an entire single coating unit in which one or more feed rolls and the coating part that applies a coating liquid are arranged in a rectangular-cuboidally delimited space, and the coating unit is configured so that the entry and exit of the web is enabled through any of four imaginary planes of the rectangular-cuboidally delimited space that surround the peripheral surface of the feed roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kitamura, Hiroshi Matsuo, Akira Saki
  • Patent number: RE47591
    Abstract: An LED lamp provides a strong red color with a natural appearance. The LED lamp is provided with an LED module and a filter. The LED module includes a blue LED with a main emission peak in the 440 nm to 460 nm wavelength band, a green/yellow phosphor that is excited by light emitted by the blue LED, and a red phosphor that is excited by light emitted by at least one of the blue LED and the green/yellow phosphor. The filter reduces the spectral radiation intensity of at least a portion of the 570 nm to 590 nm wavelength band among light emitted by the LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoko Matsubayashi, Hiroshi Yagi, Masanori Shimizu, Yoshio Manabe, Atsushi Motoya, Kazuhiro Matsuo, Toshio Mori