Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Yano

Hiroshi Yano 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: 20210187482
    Abstract: A method for producing a noble metal fine particle-supported catalyst includes: a step of mixing a noble metal salt, an alcohol having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, and a support to form a mixture; and a heating step of the mixture at a temperature of 150° C. or higher and 800° C. or lower to produce a noble metal fine particle-supported catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi YANO, Kota IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210160405
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus capable of suppressing an increase in the handling size thereof in a state in which cables are connected thereto. The image capturing apparatus is provided with a connection terminal section on a rear side of an image capturing apparatus body. The connection terminal section includes a plurality of first connector arrangement surfaces and first external connection terminals provided on the first connector arrangement surfaces, respectively. The first connector arrangement surfaces are arranged at respective locations not overlapping each other as viewed from a front-rear direction of the image capturing apparatus body and overlapping each other as viewed from a vertical direction of the image capturing apparatus body and are arranged such that the first connector arrangement surfaces face obliquely downward toward the rear of the image capturing apparatus body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi YANO, Kenji YAMAGATA
  • Publication number: 20200288048
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus to which a module having a predetermined function can be attached, the apparatus comprises a connecting unit configured to attach the module, a heat transfer unit configured to exchange heat with the module, a communication unit configured to communicate with the module, and a control unit configured to control a heat dissipation state of a system including the image capture apparatus and the module on the basis of information pertaining to heat dissipation performance of the module and position information pertaining to an attachment position of the module, the information having been acquired by the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hironobu Makara, Tadanori Saito, Kazuaki Maruhashi, Takamichi Kosugi, Takutomi Ogawa, Tsubasa Nakatani, Naohiro Arai, Manabu Abe, Takeshi Hamada, Manami Gunji, Yuya Nagata, Yuta Nakamura, Hiroshi Yano
  • Publication number: 20200249550
    Abstract: A mount adapter couples a camera body and an interchangeable lens without rattling. The mount adapter includes a fixed cylinder and a movable cylinder that engages with the fixed cylinder and is movable in an optical axis direction with respect to the fixed cylinder. The fixed cylinder has a first mount surface that comes into contact with the camera body and a second mount surface that comes into contact with the interchangeable lens. The movable cylinder has first mount claw portions that engage with mount claw portions of the camera body and second mount claw portions that engage with mount claw portions of the interchangeable lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yano, Takahiko Kano, Futoshi Iinuma
  • Patent number: 10721379
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus capable of separating and dissipating heat generated by a plurality of heat sources. The electronic apparatus includes a main circuit board and an image pickup device unit, as heat sources. A first duct unit is disposed between the main circuit board and the image pickup device unit, and dissipates heat from the image pickup device unit to an outside. A second duct unit is disposed at a position where the second duct unit and the first duct unit sandwich the main circuit board, and dissipates heat from the main circuit board to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamamoto, Hayato Mano, Yuta Nakamura, Futoshi Iinuma, Hiroshi Yano
  • Patent number: 10693146
    Abstract: Provided is a method for efficiently manufacturing fine metal particles applicable as a fuel cell electrode catalyst. Provided is a method of manufacturing fine metal particles, including the step of: a hydrogen bubbling step to perform bubbling to a reaction solution, wherein: the reaction solution is prepared by allowing seeds of fine metal particles in a dispersed state and a water soluble noble metal precursor to co-exist in a water-containing solvent; and the bubbling is performed with a reaction gas containing a hydrogen gas, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: University of Yamanashi
    Inventors: Masahiro Watanabe, Hiroyuki Uchida, Hiroshi Yano, Makoto Uchida
  • Publication number: 20200166280
    Abstract: A tube plate of a heat exchanger includes a tube plate base material to which ends of a plurality of heat transfer tubes are fixed, a first backplate that covers a surface of the tube plate base material on a first tube chamber side, and a fastener that includes at least a shaft section and fixes the first backplate to the tube plate base material. The first backplate includes heat transfer tube insertion holes through which a plurality of heat transfer tubes are inserted, and an insertion hole through which the shaft section is loosely inserted. The first backplate is joined to an end section of a second partition wall on a first end side. The second partition wall, the first backplate, and the fastener are formed of a material having higher corrosion resistance than the tube plate base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Taichi NAKAMURA, Hiroshi YANO, Shungo FUKUMA, Satoshi HIRAOKA, Masanori TAGASHIRA, Kenji KIRIHARA
  • Publication number: 20200164794
    Abstract: There are included a vehicle behavior estimating unit (10) that estimates behavior of a vehicle (1); pattern illuminating units (4a to 4d) that illuminate a projection pattern onto ground around the vehicle (1); and an illumination control unit (11). The illumination control unit (11) controls the pattern illuminating units (4a to 4d) to illuminate a projection pattern, on the basis of the behavior of the vehicle (1) estimated by the vehicle behavior estimating unit (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei KASUGA, Tsutomu MATSUBARA, Reiko SAKATA, Shinsaku FUKUTAKA, Takaaki KASE, Hiroshi YANO, Ryutaro MORISONO, Naoyuki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10544827
    Abstract: A sealed thrust bearing includes an inner ring; an outer ring facing the inner ring in an axial direction; an elastic member that covers the inner ring so as to define; an inner elastic seal member that seals a space between an inner circumferential portion of the inner ring and an inner circumferential portion of the outer ring; and an outer elastic seal member that seals a space between an outer circumferential portion of the inner ring and an outer circumferential portion of the outer ring; and a lower member that is disposed below the outer ring for being assembled with the outer ring, and is provided with cation coating. The inner elastic seal member has a lip in pressure contact with an inner surface of one of a cylinder portion and a cylindrical portion of the lower member, and the outer elastic seal member has a lip in pressure contact with an upper surface of one of an annular ring portion and an annular portion of the lower member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, NAKANISHI METAL WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yano, Minoru Nakamura, Nozomi Yasufuku, Mitsuru Saito
  • Publication number: 20190261587
    Abstract: A hydroponic cultivation apparatus includes: a growth tank in which a plant is grown; an air blower which supplies wind; and an air blowing pipe which guides the wind sent from the air blower to the plant. The air blowing pipe includes a first pipe and a second pipe which extend in the same virtual line, and each of the first pipe and the second pipe is provided with a plurality of air outlet holes in a pipe longitudinal direction and supplies the wind from the air outlet holes to the plant. The air blower supplies the wind such that a direction of the wind inside the first pipe and a direction of the wind inside the second pipe are opposite directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Erika ABE, Hiroshi YANO
  • Publication number: 20190256993
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the hydrogen evolution catalyst having superior hydrogen generation efficiency. According to the present disclosure, there is provided a hydrogen evolution catalyst comprising a platinum skin layer on a surface of an alloy nanoparticle composed of an alloy of platinum and transition metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF YAMANASHI
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Uchida, Shinji Nohara, Hiroshi Yano
  • Patent number: 10349588
    Abstract: A hydroponic apparatus includes: a cultivation tank that encloses an underground space with a ground surface portion that separates the underground space and an aboveground space; a light applying unit that is controlled to go into either of a light period in which light is applied to the plant and a dark period in which light is not applied to the plant; an aboveground temperature detection unit that detects a temperature of the aboveground space; an aboveground temperature adjustment unit that adjusts the temperature of the aboveground space and a control unit that controls the aboveground temperature adjustment unit based on information on the temperature of the aboveground space detected by the aboveground temperature detection unit. The control unit controls the aboveground temperature adjustment unit such that the temperature of the aboveground space in the dark period is lower than the temperature of the aboveground space in the light period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yano, WooHyeun Jeong
  • Patent number: 10208800
    Abstract: The inner elastic sealing member 5 includes an inner cylindrical base portion 5A leading to an end portion of an inner cylindrical portion 1B of the inner ring 1, and also includes, at an outer circumferential surface of the inner cylindrical base portion 5A, a projection 7 extending radially outward of an inner periphery of a lower end of an inner cylindrical portion 2B of the outer ring 2. The outer elastic sealing member 6 includes a lip 6B brought into pressure contact with a pressure contact surface B of the outer ring 2. An upper surface 7A of the projection 7 is spaced downward from the lower end of the inner cylindrical portion 2B of the outer ring 2, and an outer circumferential surface 7C of the projection 7 is spaced radially inward from the lower member 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, NAKANISHI METAL WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yano, Yoshio Horikawa
  • Patent number: 10167009
    Abstract: An electric power steering system includes a rack housing configured to accommodate a rack shaft, a pinion shaft meshed with the rack shaft, a speed-reducer including a worm wheel connected to a portion of the second pinion shaft protruding from the rack housing, a speed-reducer housing configured to accommodate the speed-reducer, and a seal member having an annular shape. The seal member is disposed closer to the second pinion gear than the worm wheel is, in the speed-reducer housing. The sear member seals a clearance between the second pinion shaft and the speed-reducer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yano, Hiroshi Negoro
  • Publication number: 20180274587
    Abstract: A sealed thrust bearing includes an inner ring; an outer ring facing the inner ring in an axial direction; an elastic member that covers the inner ring so as to define: an inner elastic seal member that seals a space between an inner circumferential portion of the inner ring and an inner circumferential portion of the outer ring; and an outer elastic seal member that seals a space between an outer circumferential portion of the inner ring and an outer circumferential portion of the outer ring; and a lower member that is disposed below the outer ring for being assembled with the outer ring, and is provided with cation coating. The inner elastic seal member has a lip in pressure contact with an inner surface of one of a cylinder portion and a cylindrical portion of the lower member, and the outer elastic seal member has a lip in pressure contact with an upper surface of one of an annular ring portion and an annular portion of the lower member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, NAKANISHI METAL WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi YANO, Minoru NAKAMURA, Nozomi YASUFUKU, Mitsuru SAITO
  • Publication number: 20180278814
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus capable of separating and dissipating heat generated by a plurality of heat sources. The electronic apparatus includes a main circuit board and an image pickup device unit, as heat sources. A first duct unit is disposed between the main circuit board and the image pickup device unit, and dissipates heat from the image pickup device unit to an outside. A second duct unit is disposed at a position where the second duct unit and the first duct unit sandwich the main circuit board, and dissipates heat from the main circuit board to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamamoto, Hayato Mano, Yuta Nakamura, Futoshi Iinuma, Hiroshi Yano
  • Patent number: 10058043
    Abstract: A hydroponic cultivation apparatus comprises: at least cultivation containers for growing the plants; a plurality of plant supporting portions to support the plants; a plurality of nutrient solution supplying portions to supply nutrient solutions; a plurality of first switching valves; a plurality of nutrient solution discharging portions to discharge the nutrient solutions; a plurality of second switching valves; a plurality of pH value detecting portions to detect pH values of the nutrient solutions; a receptacle portion to store the nutrient solutions discharged from the plurality of nutrient discharging portions; nutrient solution circulating portions to send the nutrient solutions from the receptacle portion; and a controlling portion to control opening and closing operations of the first switching valves and the second switching valves based on the pH values detected by the pH value detecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sayaka Kato, Hiroshi Yano, Ayumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 9992940
    Abstract: A hydroponic cultivating device includes a first spraying portion configured to supply a plant with water utilizing electric power; a second spraying portion configured to supply the plant with the water utilizing water-line pressure; a detecting portion configured to detect a state of electric power supply necessary for supplying the plant with the water by the first spraying portion; and a controlling portion configured to control the second spraying portion, wherein the controlling portion switches a city-water switching valve and a discharge switching valve from a closed state to an open state, and thereby, supplies the plant with the water by the second spraying portion, in a case where it is determined that the electric power supply is stopped, based on the state of the electric power supply detected by the detecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yano, Ayumi Sakai, Sayaka Kato
  • Patent number: 9976600
    Abstract: A method of producing a wheel bearing apparatus includes: performing positioning of a slinger of a sealing device with respect to a base shaft portion of a hub spindle by pressing a jig to press-fit the slinger to the base shaft portion, using an inner ring contacted surface, which is a step portion between a small-diameter shaft portion and a large-diameter shaft portion of the hub spindle, as a reference surface; and fitting, after the slinger is press-fitted to the base shaft portion, an inner ring to the small-diameter shaft portion such that the inner ring reaches a position at which the inner ring comes into contact with the inner ring contacted surface, in a state where an outer ring, rolling elements, and the sealing device have been assembled to the hub spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yano
  • Publication number: 20180132435
    Abstract: A hydroponic cultivation apparatus includes: a cultivation chamber underground portion internally including an underground space where a subterranean part of a plant grows such that the underground space is separated from above-ground space where aerial part of the plant grows; an underground temperature adjuster which adjusts a temperature of an atmosphere inside the underground space; and a controller which controls the underground temperature adjuster, in which the controller includes a dormancy determination unit which determines whether a time of cultivation of the plant is a dormant period when leaves of the aerial part wither, and a temperature controller which makes the underground temperature adjuster adjust the temperature of the atmosphere inside the underground space so as to facilitate germination of the plant in a case where the dormancy determination unit determines that the time of cultivation of the plant is the dormant period when leaves of the aerial part wither.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroshi YANO, WooHyeun JEONG