Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Mimura

Hiroshi Mimura 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: 10559484
    Abstract: [Problem] To reduce a sliding trace in a vicinity of a substrate end surface, while maintaining smooth vertical movement of a substrate in a groove of the holding section in a substrate storage container, said sliding trace being made with the holding section. [Solution] The present invention relates to a substrate storage container (1) that is provided with: a container main body (2), which stores a substrate (W), and which has at least one side open; and a removable cover body (3) capable of opening/closing an opening (5) of the container main body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kato, Hiroshi Mimura, Masaru Hagano
  • Publication number: 20190189489
    Abstract: A substrate storage container with increased mounting force of the conveyance component is provided. The substrate storage container comprises a container body having an opening closed by a lid and capable of storing a plurality of substrates, and a conveyance component detachably attached to the container body via a mounting mechanism, wherein the mounting mechanism includes at least one first mounting portion on the opening side of the container body and at least one second mounting portion on the side away from the opening. Furthermore, the conveyance component has at least one engaging portion to be engaged with the mounting mechanism, and the at least one engaging portion includes at least one first engaging portions displaced and engaged in a predetermined direction and at least one second engaging portion displaced and engaged in a direction different from the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mimura, Junya Toda
  • Patent number: 10242896
    Abstract: To provide a substrate storage container capable of keeping low a relative humidity in an internal closed space for a long period of time even after purging, a substrate storage container including a constitutive material, which includes a shell body, a door and an on-off valve, defining the internal closed space, the constitutive material being formed of a specific constitutive material having a water absorption of 0.1 wt. % or less when immersed in water at 23 degree C. for 24 hours, and thereby, an actual requirement is objectively satisfied in terms of water release suppression ability under JIS K 7209 or ISO 62 to significantly suppress releasing of water into the internal closed space 3 through the shell body, the door and the on-off valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Suzuki, Satoshi Odashima, Hiroshi Mimura, Osamu Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20180068882
    Abstract: [Problem] To reduce a sliding trace in a vicinity of a substrate end surface, while maintaining smooth vertical movement of a substrate in a groove of the holding section in a substrate storage container, said sliding trace being made with the holding section. [Solution] The present invention relates to a substrate storage container (1) that is provided with: a container main body (2), which stores a substrate (W), and which has at least one side open; and a removable cover body (3) capable of opening/closing an opening (5) of the container main body (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kato, Hiroshi Mimura, Masaru Hagano
  • Publication number: 20150014191
    Abstract: To provide a substrate storage container capable of keeping low a relative humidity in an internal closed space for a long period of time even after purging, a substrate storage container including a constitutive material, which includes a shell body, a door and an on-off valve, defining the internal closed space, the constitutive material being formed of a specific constitutive material having a water absorption of 0.1 wt. % or less when immersed in water at 23 degree C. for 24 hours, and thereby, an actual requirement is objectively satisfied in terms of water release suppression ability under JIS K 7209 or ISO 62 to significantly suppress releasing of water into the internal closed space 3 through the shell body, the door and the on-off valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Tsutomu Suzuki, Satoshi Odashima, Hiroshi Mimura, Osamu Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20120103860
    Abstract: A substrate storing container has a container body for accommodating substrates; and a door that is detachably fitted to an opening of the container body with a gasket interposed therebetween. The container body and door are separately formed of molding material containing synthetic resin having a water absorption of 0.1% or lower and outgassing in a total amount of 15 ppm or lower when measured after a 24 hour heating at 80 deg. C. by the dynamic headspace technique. The synthetic resin in the molding material is at least one kind selected from cycloolefin polymer, liquid crystal polymer, polyetheretherketone, polybutylene terephthalate, polyethylene terephthalate, and an alloy resin of cycloolefin polymer, liquid crystal polymer, polyetheretherketone, polybutylene terephthalate, or polyethylene terephthalate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidehiro Masuko, Hiroshi Mimura, Osamu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 7967147
    Abstract: A substrate storage container includes a container body capable of storing a plurality of substrates in array, a lidding body, and a retainer for retaining substrates therebetween. The retainer includes a plurality of flexible and elastic pieces that are extended from the interior side of the lidding body in the direction of substrates stored in the container body and arranged in the direction of the array of the plurality of substrates, and holding groove pieces each formed with the elastic piece for touching and holding the rim of the substrate. The elastic piece with holding groove piece is gradually curved outwardly with respect to the width direction of the substrate from the interior side of the lidding body toward the substrate, so as to reduce the contact-holding area of the holding groove piece with the rim of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Mimura
  • Patent number: 7837924
    Abstract: To provide the method for manufacturing the friction material for shortening the heat treatment process for completely curing the thermosetting resin in the friction material. The method includes the molding process for fixing the friction material onto a back plate, in which a raw material including a thermosetting resin is superposed onto the back plate, pressed and heated in the mold, and the heat treatment process for curing the friction material, using a pair of the heat plates provided at the back plate side and the friction material side to press the back plate surface and the friction material, and the heat plate temperature at the friction material side is between 300 and 650° C., at the back plate side is between 180 and 350° C., and the heat treatment time is between 2 and 70 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Nisshinbo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Masanori Chiba, Yasuji Ishii, Hiroshi Mimura
  • Patent number: 7828341
    Abstract: To provide a storage container which can inhibit and prevent generation of dust due to the motions of an advancing and retracting element, whose door element can be formed with a reduced space and thickness and which can prevent contamination of the articles accommodated therein, the storage container includes a container body 1 for storing precision substrates, a door element 10 that opens and closes the front of container body 1 and a locking mechanism 20 for locking and unlocking door element 10 that covers container body 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Hasegawa, Hiroshi Mimura
  • Patent number: 7823730
    Abstract: A substrate storage container which includes: a front-opening box type container body for storing a multiple number of substrates in alignment therein; a door for opening and closing the open front of the container body in a sealing manner; and inner-pressure adjustment devices attached to the mounting ports in the container body and the door for adjusting the pressure inside the container body closed with the door. The inner-pressure adjustment device is configured of an elastic attachment cylinder, a filter support structure fitted into, and protected by, the attachment cylinder and a multiple number of filters held inside the filter support structure. Since the inner-pressure adjustment device can be set by mounting an attachment cylinder of a simple structure by use of elastic deformation to the attachment hole, which is provided for the container body and/or the door, there is no need of forming screw holes which need time and effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mimura, Wataru Niiya, Toshitsugu Yajima
  • Publication number: 20100072107
    Abstract: A substrate storage container includes a container body capable of storing a plurality of substrates in array, a lidding body, and a retainer for retaining substrates therebetween. The retainer includes a plurality of flexible and elastic pieces that are extended from the interior side of the lidding body in the direction of substrates stored in the container body and arranged in the direction of the array of the plurality of substrates, and holding groove pieces each formed with the elastic piece for touching and holding the rim of the substrate. The elastic piece with holding groove piece is gradually curved outwardly with respect to the width direction of the substrate from the interior side of the lidding body toward the substrate, so as to reduce the contact-holding area of the holding groove piece with the rim of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Mimura
  • Patent number: 7658260
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for suppressing torque steering in a vehicle in which left/right drive shafts are coupled via outer joints to left/right front wheels. The drive shafts are connected via inner joints to an engine and transmission. The height of the inner joints is set 5-20 mm lower than the height of the outer joints, thus forming tilt angles between the left/right drive shafts and the center axis through the left/right wheels and the outer joint. As acceleration of the vehicle increases, the engine moves upward, thus causing the inner joints to move as well. This upward movement of the inner joints causes the tilt angle formed by the drive shafts to decrease. The specific placement of the inner joints is selected so that the left/right tilt angles reach zero at a predetermined rate of acceleration, which may be the vehicle's maximum rate of acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Togashi, Hiroshi Mimura, Yoshihiro Yonemochi, Keisuke Oota
  • Patent number: 7549552
    Abstract: A storage container comprises: a container main body having an opening through which a stored object is placed in or taken out; a lid which fits the opening; a latch mechanism provided on the lid, the latch mechanism having a rotating body rotatably supported by the lid and a pair of longitudinally slidable latch arms operably connected to the rotating body; and a lock mechanism which locks the rotating body when the lid is bolted by the latch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Hasegawa, Hiroshi Mimura
  • Patent number: 7523829
    Abstract: The precision substrate storage container includes a bottom plate 20 removably attached to the bottom of a container body 1 in which a multiple number of semiconductor wafers are accommodated in alignment; a holder 50 removably supported on bottom plate 20; and a RFID system transponder 60 held in holder 50. Bottom plate 20 includes a base plate 21 opposing the rear bottom of container body 1 and a wall plate 30 erected on base plate 21. The base plate 21 is formed with a first supporting structure 40 for supporting holder 50 that is oriented in the horizontal direction and a second supporting structure 43 for supporting holder 50 that is oriented in the vertical direction so as to selectively change the position of holder 50 taking one of the two directions, longitudinal and transverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mimura, Wataru Niiya, Toshiyuki Kamada
  • Publication number: 20090026109
    Abstract: To provide a storage container which can inhibit and prevent generation of dust due to the motions of an advancing and retracting element, whose door element can be formed with a reduced space and thickness and which can prevent contamination of the articles accommodated therein, the storage container includes a container body 1 for storing precision substrates, a door element 10 that opens and closes the front of container body 1 and a locking mechanism 20 for locking and unlocking door element 10 that covers container body 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Hasegawa, Hiroshi Mimura
  • Patent number: 7344031
    Abstract: A substrate storage container comprises: a container casing having an aperture through which a plurality of substrates are placed in or taken out; a cover adapted to fit into the aperture of the container casing; a sealing gasket capable of elastic deformation provided between the container casing and the cover; and a retainer, mounted on the cover, capable of retaining the periphery of the substrates. The retainer has: a supporting body mounted on the inside face of the cover; a plurality of elastic pieces provided in elastically deformable fashion on the supporting body; and a block provided on each of the elastic pieces, the block retaining the periphery of one of the substrates. A relation 10.8×w<y<34.3×w is satisfied when a substrate retaining force of each of the elastic pieces is y [unit: N] and a weight per the substrate is w [unit: kg].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Hasegawa, Hiroshi Mimura
  • Publication number: 20070102225
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for suppressing torque steering in a vehicle in which left/right drive shafts are coupled via outerjoints to left/right front wheels. The drive shafts are connected via inner joints a an engine and transmission. The height of the inner joints is set 5-20 mm lower than the height of the outer joints, thus forming tilt angles between the left/right drive shafts and the center axis through the left/right wheels and the outerjoint. As acceleration of the vehicle increases, the engine moves upward, thus causing the inner joints to move as well. This upward movement of the inner joints causes the tilt angle formed by the drive shafts to decrease. The specific placement of the inner joints is selected so that the left/right tilt angles reach zero at a predetermined rate of acceleration, which may be the vehicles maximum rate of acceleration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Togashi, Hiroshi Mimura, Yoshihiro Yonemochi, Keisuke Oota
  • Publication number: 20060283774
    Abstract: A substrate storage container includes a container main body, first supporting parts and second supporting parts. The container main body includes a back wall and a pair of side walls in order to store a substrate between the side walls. The first supporting parts are opposingly disposed on each side wall in order to support a peripheral edge part of the substrate. The second supporting parts are opposingly disposed on each side wall in order to support the peripheral edge part of the substrate and positioned between the back wall and the first supporting parts. The first supporting parts and the second supporting parts are covered with a resin layer having a lower frictional property than that of the container main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Hasegawa, Hiroshi Mimura
  • Publication number: 20060272762
    Abstract: To provide the method for manufacturing the friction material for shortening the heat treatment process for completely curing the thermosetting resin in the friction material. The method for manufacturing the friction material product, comprising the molding process for fixing the friction material onto a back plate, in which a raw material for manufacturing the friction material including a thermosetting resin is superposed onto the back plate, pressed and heated in the mold, and the heat treatment process for curing the friction material, wherein the heat treatment process is the designed to use a pair of the heat plates provided at the back plate side and the friction material side to press surface of the back plate and the friction material, and the temperature of the heat plate at the friction material side is between 300 and 650° C., the temperature of the heat plate at the back plate side is between 180 and 350° C., and the heat treatment time is between 2 and 70 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Applicant: NISSHINBO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masanori Chiba, Yasuji Ishii, Hiroshi Mimura
  • Publication number: 20060207916
    Abstract: The purpose is to provide a precision substrate storage container which is able to prevent communication failure and lowering of information transmission function by permitting its non-contact type information medium to change its directivity in multiple directions, and which brings no variation into information transmission ability even if it is used at different sites, with different equipment units or in other ways. The precision substrate storage container is comprised of: a bottom plate 20 removably attached to the bottom of a container body 1 in which a multiple number of semiconductor wafers are accommodated in alignment; a holder 50 removably supported on bottom plate 20; and a RFID system transponder 60 held in holder 50. Bottom plate 20 is composed of a base plate 21 opposing the rear bottom of container body 1 and a wall plate 30 erected on base plate 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Applicant: Shin-etsu Polymer Co.,LTD
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mimura, Wataru Niita, Toshiyuki Kamada