Patents by Inventor Hirotaka Mori

Hirotaka Mori 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: 20230002860
    Abstract: A copper alloy has a composition including: 70 mass ppm or more and 400 mass ppm or less of Mg; 5 mass ppm or more and 20 mass ppm or less of Ag; less than 3.0 mass ppm of P; and a Cu balance containing inevitable impurities. In the copper alloy, the electrical conductivity is 90% IACS or more, and the average value of KAM values is 3.0 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka MATSUNAGA, Yuki ITO, Hiroyuki MORI, Hiroyuki MATSUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230003426
    Abstract: In a hermetic refrigerant compressor, a thrust bearing (e.g., thrust ball bearing (210)) is provided on a thrust surface (136) of a main bearing (134). One end of a sliding surface of the main bearing (134), the one end being closer to a compression chamber (133) than an opposite end of the sliding surface, is a first end, and the opposite end of the sliding surface is a second end. A distance between a center axis of the compression chamber (133) and the second end of the sliding surface (sliding surface lower end (139)) of the main bearing (134) is a distance L, and a distance between the center axis of the compression chamber (133) and the first end of the sliding surface (sliding surface upper end (138)) of the main bearing (134) is a distance La. When the distance L is in a range of 38 mm to 51 mm, the distance La is less than or equal to 16 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Singapore
    Inventors: Kenta MORI, Hirotaka KAWABATA, Hiroto HAYASHI, Masanobu GONDO
  • Publication number: 20220403485
    Abstract: A copper alloy has a composition including 70 mass ppm or more and 400 mass ppm or less of Mg; 5 mass ppm or more and 20 mass ppm or less of Ag; less than 3.0 mass ppm of P; and a Cu balance containing inevitable impurities. In the copper alloy, the electrical conductivity is 90% IACS or more, and a length LLB of a low-angle grain boundary and a subgrain boundary and a length LHB of a high-angle grain boundary have a relationship of LLB/(LLB+LHB)>20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka MATSUNAGA, Yuki ITO, Hiroyuki MORI, Hiroyuki MATSUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220404755
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a plurality of members for forming an image; a transmitting unit configured to transmit a sonic wave; a receiving unit configured to receive a first sonic wave that has been transmitted from the transmitting unit and has passed through a sheet and a second sonic wave that is generated from at least one of the plurality of members; a detection unit configured to detect information regarding a type or state of the sheet based on the first sonic wave; and a determination unit configured to determine a state of a member that has generated the second sonic wave based on the second sonic wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Yohei Suzuki, Junya Azami, Seiji Hara, Atsunobu Mori, Masafumi Monde, Tatsuya Hotogi, Hirotaka Shiomichi
  • Publication number: 20220403484
    Abstract: This pure copper plate or sheet contains 99.96% by mass or greater of Cu, in which when an average crystal grain size of crystal grains in a rolled surface is represented by X ?m and an amount of Ag is represented by Y mass ppm, an expression of 1×10?8?X?3Y?1?1×10?5 is satisfied, and when a ratio of J3, in which all three grain boundaries constituting a grain boundary triple junction are special grain boundaries, to all grain boundary triple junctions is defined as NFJE and a ratio of J2, in which two grain boundaries constituting a grain boundary triple junction are special grain boundaries and one grain boundary constituting the grain boundary triple junction is a random grain boundary, to all grain boundary triple junctions is defined as NFJ2, an expression of 0.30<(NFJ2/(1?NFJ3))0.5?0.48 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki MORI, Hirotaka MATSUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20220396853
    Abstract: A copper alloy has a composition including: 70 mass ppm or more and 400 mass ppm or less of Mg; 5 mass ppm or more and 20 mass ppm or less of Ag; less than 3.0 mass ppm of P; and a Cu balance containing inevitable impurities. In the copper alloy, an average crystal grain size is in a range of 10 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less, an electrical conductivity is 90% IACS or more, and a residual stress rate is 50% or more at 150° C. after 1000 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka MATSUNAGA, Yuki ITO, Hiroyuki MORI, Hiroyuki MATSUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220341000
    Abstract: This copper alloy for electronic or electric devices contains 100 mass ppm or greater and 400 mass ppm or less of Mg, 5 mass ppm or greater and 20 mass ppm or less of Ag, and less than 5 mass ppm of P with a balance being Cu and inevitable impurities, in which when a ratio of J3, in which all three grain boundaries constituting a grain boundary triple junction are special grain boundaries, to all grain boundary triple junctions is defined as NFJ3 and a ratio of J2, in which two grain boundaries constituting a grain boundary triple junction are special grain boundaries and one grain boundary constituting the grain boundary triple junction is a random grain boundary, to all grain boundary triple junctions is defined as NFJ2, an expression of 0.22<(NFJ2/(1?NFJ3))0.5?0.45 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka MATSUNAGA, Yuki ITO, Hiroyuki MORI, Hiroyuki MATSUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220299924
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first detector detecting an operation sound based on a sound wave received by a receiver; a second detector detecting basis weight of recording material based on an ultrasonic wave transmitted from a transmitter and received by the receiver; a switching unit that switches destination of a reception signal from the receiver between a first path to the first detector and a second path to the second detector; and a controller that controls the switching unit such that the reception signal is output to the first path at a first timing and to the second path at a second timing. When a predetermined condition is satisfied, the controller controls the switching unit such that the reception signal is output to the second path at the first timing or to the first path at the second timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Atsunobu Mori, Yohei Suzuki, Seiji Hara, Yasuhisa Matsumoto, Junya Azami, Masafumi Monde, Hirotaka Shiomichi, Tatsuya Hotogi
  • Patent number: 11443558
    Abstract: Provided is a motion recognition apparatus capable of individually recognizing motions performed using each body part. A motion recognition apparatus (10) includes: an acquisition unit (11) configured to acquire time series information regarding motions of an operator; a motion recognition unit (12) configured to recognize, on the basis of motion information that defines individual motions and the time series information, a motion of the operator corresponding to any one of the individual motions for each body part of the operator and generate a motion recognition result including a start time and an end time of the one of the individual motions corresponding to the recognized motion of the operator for each body part of the operator; and a display unit (13) configured to display the motion recognition result of each body part in a chronologically aligned manner on the basis of the generated motion recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Wada, Kenta Nishiyuki, Yuji Mizuno, Masashi Miyazaki, Danni Wang, Yoshikazu Mori, Endri Rama
  • Patent number: 11442387
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of members for forming an image; a transmitting unit configured to transmit a sonic wave; a receiving unit configured to receive a first sonic wave that has been transmitted from the transmitting unit and has passed through a sheet and a second sonic wave that is generated from at least one of the plurality of members; a detection unit configured to detect information regarding a type or state of the sheet based on the first sonic wave; and a determination unit configured to determine a state of a member that has generated the second sonic wave based on the second sonic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Suzuki, Junya Azami, Seiji Hara, Atsunobu Mori, Masafumi Monde, Tatsuya Hotogi, Hirotaka Shiomichi
  • Publication number: 20220259739
    Abstract: An apparatus manufactures a semiconductor device. The apparatus includes a film formation device, a first detector and a second detector. The film formation device forms an embedded layer for embedding a trench disposed at a substrate in the semiconductor device. The first detector detects a state of a first region of the substrate where the trench is disposed. The second detector detects a state of a second region of the substrate, the second region disposed outside of the first region. The film formation device ends film formation of the embedded layer, based on a condition that difference between a first detection result corresponding to the state of the first region and a second detection result corresponding to the state of the second region is smaller than or equal to a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroaki FUJIBAYASHI, Yuya KOIDE, Hirotaka MORI
  • Patent number: 11385587
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first detector detecting an operation sound based on a sound wave received by a receiver; a second detector detecting basis weight of recording material based on an ultrasonic wave transmitted from a transmitter and received by the receiver; a switching unit that switches destination of a reception signal from the receiver between a first path to the first detector and a second path to the second detector; and a controller that controls the switching unit such that the reception signal is output to the first path at a first timing and to the second path at a second timing. When a predetermined condition is satisfied, the controller controls the switching unit such that the reception signal is output to the second path at the first timing or to the first path at the second timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsunobu Mori, Yohei Suzuki, Seiji Hara, Yasuhisa Matsumoto, Junya Azami, Masafumi Monde, Hirotaka Shiomichi, Tatsuya Hotogi
  • Publication number: 20220128942
    Abstract: A photosensitive drum is rotatably supported in a main body. A developing cartridge is detachably mountable on the main body in a state where the photosensitive drum is supported in the main body. The developing cartridge includes a developing device and a frame. The developing device includes a developing roller disposed in confrontation with the photosensitive drum to supply developer to the photosensitive drum when the developing cartridge is mounted in the main body, and a developer-accommodating portion configured to accommodate developer. The frame includes a waste-developer-accommodating portion configured to accommodate waste developer and supports the developing device that is movable relative to the frame. The frame is disposed on an opposite side of the developing roller from the photosensitive drum. An urging member is disposed between the frame and the developing device to urge the developing roller toward the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Shougo Sato, Hirotaka Mori, Makoto Souda
  • Patent number: 11226581
    Abstract: A photosensitive drum is rotatably supported in a main body. A developing cartridge is detachably mountable on the main body in a state where the photosensitive drum is supported in the main body. The developing cartridge includes a developing device and a frame. The developing device includes a developing roller disposed in confrontation with the photosensitive drum to supply developer to the photosensitive drum when the developing cartridge is mounted in the main body, and a developer-accommodating portion configured to accommodate developer. The frame includes a waste-developer-accommodating portion configured to accommodate waste developer and supports the developing device that is movable relative to the frame. The frame is disposed on an opposite side of the developing roller from the photosensitive drum. An urging member is disposed between the frame and the developing device to urge the developing roller toward the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shougo Sato, Hirotaka Mori, Makoto Souda
  • Patent number: 11029634
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes first and second casings, a support portion, a control panel, and a USB port. The first casing houses an image forming unit and includes a sheet discharge tray configured to support a sheet discharged by a discharge roller. The second casing is disposed above the first casing, and houses an image scanner. The support portion is disposed at a top surface of the first casing such that the support portion support raises the second casing, and partially defines an open portion that enables an access to the sheet discharged on the sheet discharge tray. The control panel is disposed at the second casing. A downstream end portion of the control panel is positioned downstream of the discharge roller in a discharging direction. The USB port is positioned above the sheet discharge tray, and overlaps, when viewed from the top, with the sheet discharge tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirotaka Mori
  • Publication number: 20200371467
    Abstract: A photosensitive drum is rotatably supported in a main body. A developing cartridge is detachably mountable on the main body in a state where the photosensitive drum is supported in the main body. The developing cartridge includes a developing device and a frame. The developing device includes a developing roller disposed in confrontation with the photosensitive drum to supply developer to the photosensitive drum when the developing cartridge is mounted in the main body, and a developer-accommodating portion configured to accommodate developer. The frame includes a waste-developer-accommodating portion configured to accommodate waste developer and supports the developing device that is movable relative to the frame. The frame is disposed on an opposite side of the developing roller from the photosensitive drum. An urging member is disposed between the frame and the developing device to urge the developing roller toward the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Shougo Sato, Hirotaka Mori, Makoto Souda
  • Publication number: 20200278632
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes first and second casings, a support portion, a control panel, and a USB port. The first casing houses an image forming unit and includes a sheet discharge tray configured to support a sheet discharged by a discharge roller. The second casing is disposed above the first casing, and houses an image scanner. The support portion is disposed at a top surface of the first casing such that the support portion support raises the second casing, and partially defines an open portion that enables an access to the sheet discharged on the sheet discharge tray. The control panel is disposed at the second casing. A downstream end portion of the control panel is positioned downstream of the discharge roller in a discharging direction. The USB port is positioned above the sheet discharge tray, and overlaps, when viewed from the top, with the sheet discharge tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventor: Hirotaka Mori
  • Patent number: 10747164
    Abstract: A photosensitive drum is rotatably supported in a main body. A developing cartridge is detachably mountable on the main body in a state where the photosensitive drum is supported in the main body. The developing cartridge includes a developing device and a frame. The developing device includes a developing roller disposed in confrontation with the photosensitive drum to supply developer to the photosensitive drum when the developing cartridge is mounted in the main body, and a developer-accommodating portion configured to accommodate developer. The frame includes a waste-developer-accommodating portion configured to accommodate waste developer and supports the developing device that is movable relative to the frame. The frame is disposed on an opposite side of the developing roller from the photosensitive drum. An urging member is disposed between the frame and the developing device to urge the developing roller toward the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shougo Sato, Hirotaka Mori, Makoto Souda
  • Publication number: 20200033786
    Abstract: A photosensitive drum is rotatably supported in a main body. A developing cartridge is detachably mountable on the main body in a state where the photosensitive drum is supported in the main body. The developing cartridge includes a developing device and a frame. The developing device includes a developing roller disposed in confrontation with the photosensitive drum to supply developer to the photosensitive drum when the developing cartridge is mounted in the main body, and a developer-accommodating portion configured to accommodate developer. The frame includes a waste-developer-accommodating portion configured to accommodate waste developer and supports the developing device that is movable relative to the frame. The frame is disposed on an opposite side of the developing roller from the photosensitive drum. An urging member is disposed between the frame and the developing device to urge the developing roller toward the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shougo Sato, Hirotaka Mori, Makoto Souda
  • Patent number: 10437194
    Abstract: A photosensitive drum is rotatably supported in a main body. A developing cartridge is detachably mountable on the main body in a state where the photosensitive drum is supported in the main body. The developing cartridge includes a developing device and a frame. The developing device includes a developing roller disposed in confrontation with the photosensitive drum to supply developer to the photosensitive drum when the developing cartridge is mounted in the main body, and a developer-accommodating portion configured to accommodate developer. The frame includes a waste-developer-accommodating portion configured to accommodate waste developer and supports the developing device that is movable relative to the frame. The frame is disposed on an opposite side of the developing roller from the photosensitive drum. An urging member is disposed between the frame and the developing device to urge the developing roller toward the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shougo Sato, Hirotaka Mori, Makoto Souda