Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Tachibana

Hiroshi Tachibana 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: 20240239029
    Abstract: An injection molding device includes an injection device including a cylinder, a screw, and a nozzle provided at a front end of the cylinder, for discharging molten resin as the screw advances, a mold including a molded product cavity, and a resin channel between the molded product cavity and a portion abutting the nozzle, a channel pressure measuring device for acquiring channel pressure data in the resin channel, and a determination unit that determines presence/absence of clogging of a gate of the resin channel, based on features of the channel pressure data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke OKUBO, Toshiyuki BABA, Kouji KIMURA, Tomoya ADACHI, Hiroshi KUTSUMI, Yoshiki KOJIMA, Satoshi HARAGUCHI, Sachiko TACHIBANA, Shota MIZOGUCHI, Toshihiro MORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230064386
    Abstract: A battery operation mode display device includes the mode display unit that displays a plurality of battery operation modes for controlling discharging and charging. The mode display unit sequentially displays a first mode indicator corresponding to a first battery operation mode identified in a first engine drive permission range, a second mode indicator corresponding to a second battery operation mode identified in a second engine drive permission range wider than the first engine drive permission range, and a third mode indicator corresponding to a third battery operation mode identified in a third engine drive permission range wider than the second engine drive permission range, among a plurality of battery operation modes identified for each drive permission range of the engine, in accordance with the drive permission range of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshifumi MIZUI, Takeshi TOYODA, Yuichi KAMEI, Hiroshi TACHIBANA
  • Publication number: 20230058534
    Abstract: A battery control device includes: an input unit that selects and inputs a first battery operation mode that is one of a plurality of battery operation modes that control discharging from a battery to an electric motor and charging from a generator to the battery by an operation of an occupant of the vehicle; a selection status display unit that displays a mode indicator corresponding to each of the plurality of battery operation modes and displays a selection status in the input unit; a confirmation unit that confirms the first battery operation mode when a selected state of the first battery operation mode is maintained for a predetermined time after the first battery operation mode is selected in the input unit; and a battery operation control unit that controls the operation of the battery of the vehicle based on the first battery operation mode confirmed by the confirmation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshifumi MIZUI, Takeshi TOYODA, Yuichi KAMEI, Hiroshi TACHIBANA
  • Publication number: 20220252344
    Abstract: An air separation device according to the present invention is an air separation device in which air is distilled at a low temperature, and includes a high-pressure column which separates high-pressure raw material air into high-pressure nitrogen gas and high-pressure oxygen-enriched liquefied air; a low-pressure column which separates the high-pressure oxygen-enriched liquefied air into low-pressure nitrogen gas, low-pressure liquefied oxygen, and argon-enriched liquefied oxygen; an argon column which separates the argon-enriched liquefied oxygen having a pressure higher than the pressure into argon gas and medium-pressure liquefied oxygen; a first indirect heat-exchanger which heat-exchanges between the argon gas and the low-pressure liquefied oxygen; a second indirect heat-exchanger which heat-exchanges between the high-pressure nitrogen gas and the medium-pressure liquefied oxygen; a first gas-liquid separation chamber which separates the low-pressure oxygen gas which has been vaporized by the first indir
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventor: Hiroshi TACHIBANA
  • Patent number: 11107539
    Abstract: The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip including a first nonvolatile memory including a first memory block and a second memory block, CPU controlling the first nonvolatile memory, a first switch electrically connected to the first memory block and controlling the supply of the first power supply voltage to the first memory block, a second switch electrically connected to the second memory block and controlling the supply of the first power supply voltage to the second memory block, and a second nonvolatile memory electrically connected to each of the first switch and the second switch and storing flag information for controlling the first switch and the second switch, wherein the control of each of the first switch and the second switch is performed based on flag information indicating whether program data executed by CPU is written in the first memory block and the second memory block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kotaro Sakumura, Hiroshi Tachibana, Hideki Otsu
  • Publication number: 20210199521
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a receiver, a computer memory device and a processor for calculating a human input force and/or a human input power that are inputted to a drive train of a human powered vehicle. The receiver receives first information with respect to torque applied to the drive train, and receives at least one of second information with respect to a gear engagement state and third information with respect to a crank rotational speed. The computer memory device has prestored correction factors with respect to the gear engagement state. The processor calculates the human input force based on the first information, the second information and at least one of the prestored correction factors, and/or calculates the human input power based on the first information, the second information, the third information, and at least one of the prestored correction factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi TACHIBANA, Fumiaki YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 11029225
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a receiver, a computer memory device and a processor for calculating a human input force and/or a human input power that are inputted to a drive train of a human powered vehicle. The receiver receives first information with respect to torque applied to the drive train, and receives at least one of second information with respect to a gear engagement state and third information with respect to a crank rotational speed. The computer memory device has prestored correction factors with respect to the gear engagement state. The processor calculates the human input force based on the first information, the second information and at least one of the prestored correction factors, and/or calculates the human input power based on the first information, the second information, the third information, and at least one of the prestored correction factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tachibana, Fumiaki Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20200211658
    Abstract: The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip including a first nonvolatile memory including a first memory block and a second memory block, CPU controlling the first nonvolatile memory, a first switch electrically connected to the first memory block and controlling the supply of the first power supply voltage to the first memory block, a second switch electrically connected to the second memory block and controlling the supply of the first power supply voltage to the second memory block, and a second nonvolatile memory electrically connected to each of the first switch and the second switch and storing flag information for controlling the first switch and the second switch, wherein the control of each of the first switch and the second switch is performed based on flag information indicating whether program data executed by CPU is written in the first memory block and the second memory block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kotaro SAKUMURA, Hiroshi TACHIBANA, Hideki OTSU
  • Patent number: 10436508
    Abstract: One object of the present invention is to provide an air separation method and an air separation apparatus which can collect a larger amount of nitrogen gas, liquefied oxygen, and liquefied nitrogen which have higher pressure than the operating pressure in the low-pressure column while inhibiting a decrease of the argon recovery, and the present invention provides an air separation method comprising a step in which the low-pressure liquefied oxygen at the bottom part of the low-pressure column is reboiled by the argon gas at the top part of the argon column and the middle-pressure nitrogen gas at the top part of the middle-pressure column, and a step in which the middle-pressure liquefied oxygen at the bottom part of the argon column is reboiled by the high-pressure nitrogen gas at the top part of the high-pressure column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tachibana
  • Patent number: 10255984
    Abstract: A malfunction caused by sharp fluctuations in current is prevented while suppressing an increase in circuit size. A semiconductor device includes a plurality of modules. The semiconductor device includes: a table that stores a plurality of operating frequencies in each of the modules and a plurality of scores determined based on the operating frequencies such that the operating frequencies and the scores are associated with each other for each of the modules; a score specifying unit that acquires the clock operating frequencies of the modules and specifies the scores based on the clock operating frequencies with reference to the table; and an output unit that outputs an instruction to activate the modules at different times if the specified scores exceed a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kotaro Sakumura, Yasutaka Horikoshi, Hiroshi Tachibana, Keita Kashima
  • Publication number: 20180336956
    Abstract: A malfunction caused by sharp fluctuations in current is prevented while suppressing an increase in circuit size. A semiconductor device includes a plurality of modules. The semiconductor device includes: a table that stores a plurality of operating frequencies in each of the modules and a plurality of scores determined based on the operating frequencies such that the operating frequencies and the scores are associated with each other for each of the modules; a score specifying unit that acquires the clock operating frequencies of the modules and specifies the scores based on the clock operating frequencies with reference to the table; and an output unit that outputs an instruction to activate the modules at different times if the specified scores exceed a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Kotaro SAKUMURA, Yasutaka HORIKOSHI, Hiroshi TACHIBANA, Keita KASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10086907
    Abstract: A bicycle electrical component is basically provided with a wireless communication unit, a movable member, an electrical actuation unit and a support structure. The wireless communication unit includes a first housing and a wireless communication member that is contained within the first housing. The electrical actuation unit includes a second housing and an electrical actuator that is contained within the second housing. The electrical actuator is configured to actuate the movable member. The second housing is different from the first housing. The support structure detachably supports the wireless communication unit to the bicycle electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tachibana, Kazuhiro Fujii, Yuta Mizutani, Keijiro Nishi, Yuki Kataoka, Atsushi Komatsu, Yuta Kurokawa, Shingo Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9815522
    Abstract: A bicycle shifting apparatus comprises a shifting controller. The shifting controller is configured to control one of a front shifting device and a rear shifting device to change one of a front shift position and a rear shift position in response to a user input. The shifting controller is configured to control the other of the front shifting device and the rear shifting device to change the other of the front shift position and the rear shift position with a delay time period in conjunction with the one of the front shifting device and the rear shifting device in response to the user input. The shifting controller is configured to change the delay time period based on at least one of a gear ratio, the rear shift position, and a current rotational speed of a bicycle crank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tachibana, Kazuhiro Fujii, Yuta Mizutani, Keijiro Nishi, Yuki Kataoka, Ryuichiro Takamoto, Ayumi Kato
  • Patent number: 9809276
    Abstract: An electric bicycle derailleur control system is basically provided with a derailleur, a detecting device and a controller. The derailleur includes a chain guide and an electrical actuator. The chain guide is configured to displace a bicycle chain. The electrical actuator is operatively coupled to the chain guide to displace the chain guide. The detecting device is configured to detect information related to a reaction force of the bicycle chain. The controller is configured to control the electrical actuator in accordance with detected information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takafumi Katsura, Keijiro Nishi, Yuta Mizutani, Hiroshi Tachibana
  • Patent number: 9776685
    Abstract: A front derailleur basically includes a fixed member, a movable member, a driven link and a first link. The fixing member is configured to be fixed to a bicycle frame. The movable member is movably supported with respect to the fixed member. The driven link is operatively coupled to the movable member. The first link movably connects the movable member to the fixed member, and is adjustably coupled to the driven link in a fixed position by a fixing structure to establish a fixed rest position of the movable member with respect to the fixed member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tachibana, Yuuta Mizutani, Keijiro Nishi, Kazuya Kuwayama, Atsuhiro Emura, Kenkichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170247082
    Abstract: An electric bicycle derailleur control system is basically provided with a derailleur, a detecting device and a controller. The derailleur includes a chain guide and an electrical actuator. The chain guide is configured to displace a bicycle chain. The electrical actuator is operatively coupled to the chain guide to displace the chain guide. The detecting device is configured to detect information related to a reaction force of the bicycle chain. The controller is configured to control the electrical actuator in accordance with detected information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Takafumi KATSURA, Keijiro NISHI, Yuta MIZUTANI, Hiroshi TACHIBANA
  • Publication number: 20170233036
    Abstract: A front derailleur basically includes a fixed member, a movable member, a driven link and a first link. The fixing member is configured to be fixed to a bicycle frame. The movable member is movably supported with respect to the fixed member. The driven link is operatively coupled to the movable member. The first link movably connects the movable member to the fixed member, and is adjustably coupled to the driven link in a fixed position by a fixing structure to establish a fixed rest position of the movable member with respect to the fixed member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi TACHIBANA, Yuuta MIZUTANI, Keijiro NISHI, Kazuya KUWAYAMA, Atsuhiro EMURA, Kenkichi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20170166281
    Abstract: An electrical bicycle derailleur includes a base member and a movable member movably arranged between a retracted position and an extended position. A linkage operatively couples the movable member to the base member. The linkage includes a first link member and a second link member. The first link member is disposed closer to the base member than the second link member. A motor unit is operatively coupled to the first and second link members to rotate the first and second link members. A linkage housing is configured to support the first and second link members and the motor unit. A first diameter of the first link member is different from a second diameter of the second link member and/or a first tooth number of the first link member is different from a second tooth number of the second link member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi TACHIBANA, Takeshi UEDA, Yuta MIZUTANI, Keijiro NISHI, Takahiro TABATA
  • Publication number: 20170158285
    Abstract: A bicycle shifting apparatus comprises a shifting controller. The shifting controller is configured to control one of a front shifting device and a rear shifting device to change one of a front shift position and a rear shift position in response to a user input. The shifting controller is configured to control the other of the front shifting device and the rear shifting device to change the other of the front shift position and the rear shift position with a delay time period in conjunction with the one of the front shifting device and the rear shifting device in response to the user input. The shifting controller is configured to change the delay time period based on at least one of a gear ratio, the rear shift position, and a current rotational speed of a bicycle crank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi TACHIBANA, Kazuhiro FUJII, Yuta MIZUTANI, Keijiro NISHI, Yuki KATAOKA, Ryuichiro TAKAMOTO, Ayumi KATO
  • Patent number: 9656723
    Abstract: An electrical bicycle derailleur includes a base member and a movable member movably arranged between a retracted position and an extended position. A linkage operatively couples the movable member to the base member. The linkage includes a first link member and a second link member. The first link member is disposed closer to the base member than the second link member. A motor unit is operatively coupled to the first and second link members to rotate the first and second link members. A linkage housing is configured to support the first and second link members and the motor unit. A first diameter of the first link member is different from a second diameter of the second link member and/or a first tooth number of the first link member is different from a second tooth number of the second link member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tachibana, Takeshi Ueda, Yuta Mizutani, Keijiro Nishi, Takahiro Tabata