Patents by Inventor Hiroto Masuda

Hiroto Masuda 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: 10694583
    Abstract: An external heater operation determination system includes, in a vehicle: a first device to be heated by an attached external heater; a second device, separate from the first device, to be cooled by a refrigerant; a circulation device configured to circulate the refrigerant through a circuit; and a temperature detection device that is configured to detect a temperature of the refrigerant and disposed such that if the refrigerant is not circulating through the circuit, the temperature of the refrigerant detected by the temperature detection device in the circuit does not rise even if the external heater is operating, whereas if the refrigerant is circulating through the circuit, the detected temperature of the refrigerant changes. The external heater operation determination system includes a determination device able to determine that the external heater is not operating on a basis of a change in the temperature after the circulation of the refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoo Sarukawa, Masami Yamamoto, Ringo Shimada, Hiroto Asai, Yo Masuda
  • Publication number: 20200094701
    Abstract: A main relay protection device includes a motor generator, a rechargeable driving battery, an externally-coupled charger, a main relay, a charging bus bar, a charging relay, a main relay temperature sensor, and a controller. The motor generator drives a vehicle. The battery supplies power to the motor generator. The charger charges the battery. The main bus bar is disposed between the battery and the motor generator. The main relay is disposed in the main bus bar. The charging bus bar is disposed between the main bus bar and the charger. The charging relay is disposed in the charging bus bar. The sensor is configured to detect a temperature of the main relay. The controller performs ON-control on the charging relay in a state where the main relay is turned on, if the detected temperature of the main relay is higher than or equal to a preset heat radiation starting threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroto Asai, Yo Masuda, Takanobu Nishikori, Kohei Takei
  • Publication number: 20200032270
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nucleic acid having activity to suppress expression of MASP2, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the nucleic acid, and a prophylactic or therapeutic drug containing the nucleic acid for autoimmune diseases such as APS, SLE and the like and thrombosis in hemodialysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: KYOWA KIRIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro MASUDA, Yoji YAMADA, Hiroto IWAI, Yuya ISODA, Wen PIAO
  • Patent number: 10531909
    Abstract: A treatment instrument includes a first treatment portion including a first member with a first contact surface and a second member with a second contact surface; a movement mechanism to switch between a closed position where the first and second contact surfaces are close to each other and an open position where the first and second contact surfaces are separated each other; and a second treatment portion juxtaposed to the first treatment portion. A distal end of the second treatment portion is located at a distal side in the longitudinal axis than a distal end of the first treatment portion on the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroto Tomiya, Shinya Masuda, Yuki Kawaguchi, Tomoyuki Kaga
  • Publication number: 20190315187
    Abstract: A heater apparatus includes a base member, a cover member supported by the base member, a cloth member provided between the base member and the cover member to hold a heater wire, and a heater temperature sensor brought into contact with the cloth member, covered on a base member side facing the base member and a cover member side facing the cover member with the cloth member, and configured to detect a temperature of the heater wire. The cover member has a cover recessed portion recessed towards the base member in an overlapping region where the cloth member on the base member side and the cloth member on the cover member side of the heater temperature sensor overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Yo MASUDA, Ryoma OKAZUMI, Isao NAKAGAWA, Takahiro AKABA, Takuya TAKASHIMA, Ringo SHIMADA, Shogo YOSHIDA, Hiroto ASAI
  • Publication number: 20190191489
    Abstract: An external heater operation determination system includes, in a vehicle: a first device to be heated by an attached external heater; a second device, separate from the first device, to be cooled by a refrigerant; a circulation device configured to circulate the refrigerant through a circuit; and a temperature detection device that is configured to detect a temperature of the refrigerant and disposed such that if the refrigerant is not circulating through the circuit, the temperature of the refrigerant detected by the temperature detection device in the circuit does not rise even if the external heater is operating, whereas if the refrigerant is circulating through the circuit, the detected temperature of the refrigerant changes. The external heater operation determination system includes a determination device able to determine that the external heater is not operating on a basis of a change in the temperature after the circulation of the refrigerant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoo SARUKAWA, Masami YAMAMOTO, Ringo SHIMADA, Hiroto ASAI, Yo MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20180263809
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an assistance implement for ameliorating sleep apnea syndrome which is set in an oral cavity of a user to retain an airway of the user. The assistance implement includes: an oral cavity insertion elastic body formed into an arching plate in a planer view; and a lip clamping elastic body shaped into a plate, and provided to a front end of the oral cavity insertion elastic body to face the oral cavity insertion elastic body from downside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Hiroto Masuda
  • Publication number: 20120152233
    Abstract: To secure stable heat collection efficiency and a safe and less expensive support/driving mechanism, a solar collector includes a tracking unit rotatably arranged around a drive shaft. The tracking unit includes a heat collection tube disposed in a longitudinal direction of the tracking unit and converts sunlight into heat. A collector has a reflection panel having a concave cross section in a lateral direction thereof for reflecting sunlight on the heat collection tube and a support member supporting the reflection panel from the backside. The heat collection tube 30 is fixed to the collector. The support member includes a tubular main pipe at a lowermost portion and in the longitudinal direction of the support member, and a plurality of flat support frames fixed to the upper portion of the main pipe in the lateral direction and vertically fixed to the backside of the reflection panel along the concave portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Hiroto MASUDA, Masayoshi SAKUMA, Shinichirou KAWANE, Kenji NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8141306
    Abstract: A solar battery module device (14), wherein an bottom-side end part (22) is fixed onto a placing surface (23) by fitting the top-side end part (19) as one-side of a rectangular shape of a rectangular flat plate-like solar battery module (16) to the engagement part (20) of an upper frame (21) forming a frame (17) from the lower side of a roofer and by fitting a fixing cover (27) to a lower frame (24) in a state in which the bottom-side end part (22) as the opposite-side of the rectangular shape of the solar battery module (16) is placed on the placing surface (23) of the lower frame (24) forming the frame (17). According to the solar battery module device of the present invention, operations such as installation work and maintenance and inspections for the device can be easily and safely performed without damaging the solar battery module (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroto Masuda, Futoshi Takahashi, Toshiaki Ohno
  • Publication number: 20080264470
    Abstract: A solar battery module device (14), wherein an bottom-side end part (22) is fixed onto a placing surface (23) by fitting the top-side end part (19) as one-side of a rectangular shape of a rectangular flat plate-like solar battery module (16) to the engagement part (20) of an upper frame (21) forming a frame (17) from the lower side of a roofer and by fitting a fixing cover (27) to a lower frame (24) in a state in which the bottom-side end part (22) as the opposite-side of the rectangular shape of the solar battery module (16) is placed on the placing surface (23) of the lower frame (24) forming the frame (17). According to the solar battery module device of the present invention, operations such as installation work and maintenance and inspections for the device can be easily and safely performed without damaging the solar battery module (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroto Masuda, Futoshi Takahashi, Toshiaki Ohno
  • Publication number: 20050217716
    Abstract: A photovoltaic power generation system comprises: a rectangular- or square-shaped solar cell module M including one or more solar cell elements 5; first and second racks 101, 102 assembled to opposite sides of the solar cell module M, respectively; and a weight member 104 disposed at a predetermined place of the first rack 101 and/or the second rack 102. The system is adapted to be held to place by means of the weight member 104 in order that the solar cell module M may not be blown away by the wind. Therefore, the system may be used simply by placing the system on an installation surface such as a flat roof. This results in the reduction of the number of assembly steps involved in installation works and the reduction of fabrication costs and time. Thus is achieved cost reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventors: Hiroto Masuda, Keiji Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20040216399
    Abstract: There are included a base rail in an elongated shape fixed to the roof face, a holder supporting member movable in a longitudinal direction of the base rail by being guided by the base rail and a holder fixing member provided at the holder supporting member. Thereby, it is not necessary to accurately fix the base rail to the roof face. Further, the holder supporting member supports a holder for holding an object to be installed and presses a predetermined portion of the holder to the base rail by the holder fixing member. Thereby, fixing of the base rail and the holder supporting member and fixing of the holder supporting member and the holder can be achieved in one motion by one pressing member and the number of steps with regard to attaching the holder can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keishi Yamada, Hiroto Masuda, Tetsuji Shirai