Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Nomura

Hiroshi Nomura 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: 20200369983
    Abstract: Provided are an internal olefin sulfonate composition which shows excellent hue stability and excellent smell stability even when preserved for a long period of time, and a method for preserving an internal olefin sulfonate. The internal olefin sulfonate composition according to the present invention comprises an internal olefin sulfonate, one or more kinds of alkaline agents selected from among an alkali metal hydroxide and an alkaline earth metal hydroxide and water, wherein the content of the alkaline agents is 0.2 to 15 mmol inclusive per mol of the internal olefin sulfonate. The method according to the present invention for preserving an internal olefin sulfonate comprises mixing the internal olefin sulfonate at least with an alkaline agent to give a composition wherein the content of the alkaline agent is 0.2 to 15 mmol inclusive per mol of the internal olefin sulfonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanae SAWASE, Hiroshi HORI, Junpei KAYAHARA, Masato NOMURA
  • Patent number: 10832878
    Abstract: A rotary encoder includes a shaft and an encoder mechanism that holds the shaft in a rotatably inserted state and detects a rotation direction and a rotation angle of the shaft. The encoder mechanism includes a substrate that rotatably holds the shaft, an insulator portion and a resistor portion provided on one surface of the substrate and alternately provided in the rotation direction of the shaft, a rotor attached to the shaft so as to be integrally rotatable with the shaft, and a slider that is attached to the rotor and alternately slidably contacts the insulator portion and the resistor portion by rotation of the shaft. The insulator portion includes a base material made of a resin, spherical silica, and a fluororesin filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Marusawa, Yoshiaki Nomura, Hiroyuki Kishishita, Masakazu Murata
  • Patent number: 10789144
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a supervisory circuit includes a trigger determination circuit and a trigger table. The trigger determination circuit receives signal processing signals outputted from a plurality of signal processing circuits as trigger signals, determines whether processing operations by the signal processing circuits are executed in a predetermined order, and outputs an interrupt signal when detecting a trigger signal out of setting. The trigger table is provided with trigger-specific tables corresponding to the respective signal processing circuits, reads a trigger setting to occur next based on a trigger determined as being correct by the trigger determination circuit, and outputs a table read signal to the trigger determination circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Kobayashi, Makoto Kanda, Shigeru Itoh, Hiroshi Nishikawa, Wataru Furuichi, Kiyoshige Taga, Itsuro Nomura
  • Publication number: 20200296275
    Abstract: The present invention makes it possible to perform good illumination and obtain a good captured image when a plurality of users each having a camera-equipped portable information terminal device gather in the same place. A camera-equipped portable information terminal device is provided with: an imaging unit that captures an image of a subject; a first illumination means for illuminating the subject; a first communication unit that communicates with other portable information terminal devices; and a first control unit that controls the imaging unit and the first communication unit. The first control unit transmits a light emission instruction signal to the other portable information terminal devices via the first communication unit, and causes a second illumination means of each of the other portable information terminal devices to emit light in tandem with an imaging operation of the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Motoyuki SUZUKI, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Tomonori NOMURA, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200283297
    Abstract: A method for producing an oligosilane which includes a reaction step of producing an oligosilane by dehydrogenative coupling of hydrosilane. The reaction step is carried out in the presence of a catalyst containing at least one transition element selected from the group consisting of Periodic Table group 3 transition elements, group 4 transition elements, group 5 transition elements, group 6 transition elements, and group 7 transition elements. Also disclosed is a method for producing a catalyst for dehydrogenative coupling that produces an oligosilane by dehydrogenative coupling of hydrosilane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi NOMURA, Hiroshi UCHIDA, Yoshimitsu ISHIHARA, Shigeru SHIMADA, Kazuhiko SATO, Masayasu IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20200275661
    Abstract: A compound represented by a formula (II), an N-oxide compound, or a salt thereof: wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl group, or a halogeno group; R2 is a substituted or unsubstituted 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl group; R3 is a substituted or unsubstituted C6-10 aryl group or a substituted or unsubstituted 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl group; Y is an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom, or a sulfur atom; A1, A2, A3 and A4 are each independently a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom, provided that two or more of A1 to A4 do not represent nitrogen atoms at the same time; X is a substituent; n represents the number of chemically acceptable substituents represented by X, and is any one of integers of 0 to 5; and when n is 2 or more, the substituents X may be the same or different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo TAMAI, Syuichi ITO, Shinya KOUBORI, Takayuki FUJII, Shigeki NISHINO, Shinya WATANABE, Hideki KATO, Yasuhiro MIYASHITA, Satoshi MAKINO, Juri NOMURA, Mikiko KUNISHIMA, Tatsuhiro KAWASAKI, Hiroshi SANO
  • Publication number: 20200264562
    Abstract: There is provided a hairspring including a main body portion that extends around a central axis along an Archimedes curve; an outer end curve portion that extends along a circumferential direction around the central axis on an outer side in a radial direction from the main body portion; and a reformed portion including a first bent portion that connects the main body portion and the outer end curve portion to each other and is bent outward in the radial direction from a tangent line of the Archimedes curve in a first connection portion with the main body portion, and a second bent portion bent inward in the radial direction from the outer end curve portion in a second connection portion with the outer end curve portion, and in which at least one is curved of the first bent portion and the second bent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi NOMURA, Takayoshi IBATA
  • Patent number: 10722980
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a laser processing apparatus including first and second laser mechanisms, a laser oscillator for oscillating an original laser beam, an optical system for branching the original laser beam into first and second laser beams, and first and second operation panels for respectively setting first and second processing conditions for the first and second laser mechanisms. The first and second laser mechanisms include first and second chuck tables for holding first and second workpieces, first and second X moving units for moving the first and second chuck tables in an X direction, first and second Y moving units for moving the first and second chuck tables in a Y direction perpendicular to the X direction, and first and second focusing units for focusing the first and second laser beams to the first and second workpieces held on the first and second chuck tables, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Tanaka, Hidetoshi Mannami, Hisatoshi Fujisawa, Hiroshi Nomura, Wakana Onoe, Taiki Sawabe
  • Patent number: 10717155
    Abstract: A laser processing apparatus includes a cassette table for placing thereon a cassette in which a plurality of workpieces are accommodated, a carrying-out unit for carrying out the workpiece from the cassette placed on the cassette table, an X-axis direction moving unit for processing feed of a chuck table in the X-axis direction, a Y-axis direction moving unit for indexing feed of the chuck table in a Y-axis direction orthogonal to the X-axis direction, and a laser beam applying unit having a focusing unit for applying a laser beam to the workpiece held on the chuck table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nomura
  • Publication number: 20200212818
    Abstract: A driving device is provided with an output unit, an input unit, a rectifier circuit, a switching circuit and a controller. The input unit inputs an AC in put. The rectifier circuit has a smoothing capacitor and converts the AC input into a rectified output. The switching circuit switches between an ON-state in which input impedance is low and an OFF-state in which input impedance is higher than that in the ON-state. The controller sets a start timing such that, when controlling the switching circuit to switch between the ON-state and the OFF-state, at least a portion of a period, in which the start timing of a power supply period becomes a second timing, is included in a period from a time when an input current inputted to the smoothing capacitor is generated to a time when the voltage of the smoothing capacitor reaches a maximum value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kotaro KATAOKA, Hiroshi IWATA, Takamitsu SUZUKI, Masaru NOMURA
  • Patent number: 10695862
    Abstract: A laser processing apparatus for processing a plate-shaped workpiece by applying a laser beam to the workpiece, includes a cassette table for placing thereon a cassette in which a plurality of workpieces are accommodated, a carrying-out unit for carrying out the workpiece from the cassette placed on the cassette table, and a laser beam applying unit including a focusing unit for applying the laser beam to the workpiece held on the chuck table. The carrying-out unit carries out the workpiece having been processed by the laser beam applying unit from the chuck table, and accommodates the workpiece into the cassette placed on the cassette table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nomura, Masahiro Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10686545
    Abstract: An optical transmission system of an embodiment connects a plurality of wireless communication systems to each other, and includes a wavelength allocation unit that allocates different wavelengths to optical-terminating devices to which the wireless communication systems next to each other are connected, on the basis of the physical arrangement of each of the plurality of wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Hisano, Tatsuya Shimada, Jun Terada, Hiroshi Ou, Hiroko Nomura
  • Publication number: 20200180335
    Abstract: A recording material and a recording sheet having excellent color-developing performance and storage stability and particularly having excellent heat-resistance of background. The recording material contains a color former (A), a compound represented by formula (I) (B), and a compound represented by formula (II) (C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON SODA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuntaro KINOSHITA, Kayoko NOMURA, Kazumi HAMAKAWA, Hiroshi SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200139902
    Abstract: A sound-absorbing member has a Helmholtz resonance structure including an inlet passage and a hollow portion connected to the outside through the inlet passage, wherein the sound-absorbing member includes a first layer and a second layer disposed on the first layer, the first layer includes a first main surface and a second main surface opposite to the first main surface, the second layer includes a third main surface facing the second main surface and a fourth main surface opposite to the third main surface, the first layer includes a first through-hole penetrating through the second main surface from the first main surface and defining the inlet passage, the second main surface includes a second main surface opening defining an end portion of the first through-hole and a second main surface flat portion, the third main surface includes a third main surface opening defining an end portion of the hollow portion and a third main surface flat portion, the second main surface opening has an opening area smaller
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki FURUZAWA, Hiroshi SAKAGUCHI, Tomohiro NISHIKAWA, Toshihiro NOMURA
  • Publication number: 20200132180
    Abstract: A connection-disconnection device configured to switch between a connected state and a released state of a side gear and a coupling shaft, each supported by a case member so as to be rotatable relative to the case member. The connection-disconnection device has an input shaft coupled to the side gear so as not to be rotatable relative to the side gear, axial movement of the input shaft being restricted with respect to the side gear, a dog member coupled to the coupling shaft so as not to be rotatable relative to the coupling shaft and so as to be movable with respect to the coupling shaft in an axial direction, and a moving mechanism configured to move the dog member back and forth in the axial direction. Each of the input shaft and the dog member has an annular meshing portion that mesh with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji TSUZUKI, Hiroshi TAKUNO, Makoto NISHIJI, Ryohei SHIGETA, Yoshinao IWASE, Keita NOMURA
  • Patent number: 10593227
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium contains an evaluation program that causes a computer to perform steps of obtaining a vehicle stability score of vehicle driving skills based on measured data, obtaining a turning performance score of the vehicle driving skills based on the measured data, obtaining an overall evaluation result of the vehicle driving skills based on the vehicle stability score and the turning performance score using conversion information, and conveying the overall evaluation result to an output unit. The conversion information defines the overall evaluation result such that the overall evaluation result decreases as the turning performance score increases if the vehicle stability score is lower than a threshold and such that the overall evaluation result increases as the turning performance score increases if the vehicle stability score is higher than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasushi Nomura, Hiroshi Daimoto, Keisuke Morishima, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Hajime Yoshikura, Haruo Okui
  • Publication number: 20200062602
    Abstract: A method for producing an oligosilane including a reaction step of introducing a fluid containing a hydrosilane into a continuous reactor provided with a catalyst layer inside to produce an oligosilane from the hydrosilane and discharging a fluid containing the oligosilane from the reactor. The reaction step satisfies all of the following conditions (i) to (iii): (i) a temperature of the hydrosilane-containing fluid at an inlet of the catalyst layer is higher than a temperature of the oligosilane-containing fluid at an outlet of the catalyst layer; (ii) the temperature of the hydrosilane-containing fluid at the inlet of the catalyst layer is from 200 to 400° C.; and (iii) the temperature of the oligosilane-containing fluid at the outlet of the catalyst layer is from 50 to 300° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi NOMURA, Hiroshi UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200059550
    Abstract: The purpose is to provide a mobile terminal device that can limit the use of the application by detecting the user position of the mobile terminal device and the speed of the vehicle by itself. To this end, provided is a function limitation method of a mobile terminal device with function limitation capable of limiting a use of an application, including, a step of determining whether or not a limitation target application of the mobile terminal device is in activation, a usage position check step of determining, by the mobile terminal device, a user of the mobile terminal device is on a driver seat, and a speed check step of calculating, by the mobile terminal device, a vehicle in which the user of the mobile terminal device is riding is traveling, in which the use of the application is limited or terminated when the user of the mobile terminal device is on the driver seat, and the vehicle is traveling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Tomonori NOMURA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Mitsunobu WATANABE, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Hirokazu ISHII
  • Patent number: 10564324
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an optical layered body that has excellent interlayer adhesiveness, particularly even in outdoor use, and also has highly excellent anti-blocking properties. The present invention relates to an optical layered body including: a substrate film; a hard coat layer containing silica fine particles on at least one surface of the substrate film; and a dry film layer on a surface of the hard coat layer opposite to the substrate film side surface of the hard coat layer, wherein the silica fine particles are exposed on the dry film layer side surface of the hard coat layer; the dry film layer is directly formed on the surface of the hard coat layer on which the silica fine particles are exposed; the hard coat layer before the formation of the dry film layer has projections and depressions on the surface on which the dry film layer is to be formed; the hard coat layer has an average silica fine particle abundance in ten 0.2 ?m×0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., DEXERIALS Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Horio, Masataka Nakashima, Hiroshi Nakamura, Takahisa Nomura, Seiji Shinohara, Kiyotaka Matsui, Kentaro Oshima, Satoshi Kuboyama, Yukihiro Ono
  • Publication number: 20190391308
    Abstract: Provided is an optical film 10 including a light-transmitting base material 11 and a light-transmitting functional layer 12 provided on one surface of the light-transmitting base material 11, wherein the optical film 10 has a spectral transmittance of less than 1% at a wavelength of 380 nm, a spectral transmittance of 10% or more and less than 60% at a wavelength of 410 nm, and a spectral transmittance of 70% or more at a wavelength of 440 nm, and wherein the light-transmitting functional layer 12 has a film thickness of 9 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Takahisa NOMURA, Takanori HAMADA, Masataka NAKASHIMA, Kentaro HATA, Hiroshi NAKAMURA, Hiroki NAKAGAWA