Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Harada

Hiroyuki Harada 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: 20150330514
    Abstract: A first valve chamber, which receives a valve assembly of a tank closing solenoid valve, and a second valve chamber, which receives a valve assembly of a pressure responsive valve, are formed between a first flow passage and a second flow passage of a first housing by fitting a second peripheral wall of a second housing into a radially inner side of a first peripheral wall of the first housing. Thereby, it is not required to heat-weld and bond between a connecting end surface of the first housing and a connecting end surface of the second housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HARADA, Yuichiro MIURA
  • Patent number: 9131897
    Abstract: A highly safe catheter that measures electric potential can be inserted into a cardiac chamber together with a balloon-tip ablation catheter and is able to prevent abnormal heat generation at electric potential-measuring electrodes even when high-frequency current is distributed. The catheter includes a shaft having electric potential-measuring electrodes, a metal portion with a length of 2 mm or more, and a lumen passing therethrough from a proximal end to a distal end in the longitudinal direction; and a metal wire inserted through the lumen and connected to the metal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Motoki Takaoka
  • Publication number: 20150189115
    Abstract: This image processing apparatus includes an additional-object registration unit and a read-image processing unit. A setting form contains: (a) an additional-object specification field used to present an additional object that is placed onto a document in order to specify an extract area to be extracted from an image read from the document; and (b) a processing specification field used to select processing to be performed on information obtained from the extract area. The additional-object registration unit identifies an image of the additional object presented in the additional-object specification field and the processing selected in the processing specification field, and registers the image and the process associated therewith. The read-image processing unit searches the read image of the document for the image of the additional object and performs the processing associated with the additional object image on the information obtained from the extract area specified by the additional object image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 8824028
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image reading unit for reading an image of a document at a reading position, a document feeding unit for discharging the document via the reading position, an abnormality detection unit for detecting a feeding abnormality, and a reading determination unit. The reading determination unit determines that the reading of the image of the fed document by the image reading unit is complete in a case where it is determined that a fed document, which is being fed by the document feeding unit, is not a final document, and it is detected that the leading edge of the fed document has reached the reading position, and when it is detected that the leading edge of the subsequent document has reached the reading position without the abnormality detection unit detecting any abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Shinichi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140153070
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image reading unit for reading an image of a document at a reading position, a document feeding unit for discharging the document via the reading position, an abnormality detection unit for detecting a feeding abnormality, and a reading determination unit. The reading determination unit determines that the reading of the image of the fed document by the image reading unit is complete in a case where it is determined that a fed document, which is being fed by the document feeding unit, is not a final document, and it is detected that the leading edge of the fed document has reached the reading position, and when it is detected that the leading edge of the subsequent document has reached the reading position without the abnormality detection unit detecting any abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Shinichi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140134487
    Abstract: An electric storage device includes an electrolyte and an electric storage unit including a positive electrode including a positive-electrode collector electrode and a positive-electrode active-material layer disposed on the positive-electrode collector electrode; a negative electrode including a negative-electrode collector electrode and a negative-electrode active-material layer disposed on the negative-electrode collector electrode and facing the positive-electrode active-material layer; a first insulating layer bonded to the positive electrode and the negative electrode to isolate the positive electrode and the negative electrode from each other; and a region that is sealed with the first insulating layer in plan view and that holds the electrolyte between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein an air permeability P of the first insulating layer satisfies the formula 1250 s/100 cc<P<95000 s/100 cc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaharu Itaya, Keiji Horikawa, Manabu Sawada, Hiroyuki Harada, Yuusuke Ueba, Yukio Ehara, Yasuhiko Ueda, Yasutake Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20140114306
    Abstract: A balloon ablation catheter achieves reduction in diameter of the balloon upon balloon contraction and increased reliability of the thermocouple temperature sensor, which balloon ablation catheter is less likely to be influenced by the heating liquid discharged into the balloon and able to control the balloon surface temperature with high accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Motoki Takaoka, Akinori Matsukuma, Takahiro Yagi
  • Publication number: 20140111907
    Abstract: An electronic component includes an external terminal member made of a conductive metal and an insulating section in contact with the external terminal member. The external terminal member includes an exposed portion which faces outside and which is located on the predetermined surface side thereof. The electronic component is fixed with solder applied to the exposed portion of the external terminal member. The exposed portion of the external terminal member is given by a base plating film made of nickel or a nickel alloy and an outer plating film which is placed on the base plating film and which is made of gold, tin, or an alloy containing at least one of gold and tin. The outer plating film includes a relatively thick region and a relatively thin region surrounding the relatively thick region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Masaharu Itaya
  • Publication number: 20140106213
    Abstract: A highly-reliable electrical storage device element and electrical storage device, in each of which on predetermined regions of predetermined end surfaces of a laminate forming an electrical storage component, sprayed end surface electrodes each having a high bond strength to the laminate are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Horikawa, Hiroki Horiguchi, Yukio Ehara, Yasuhiko Ueda, Hiroyuki Harada, Masaharu Itaya, Yasutake Fukuda, Shigeo Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20140106191
    Abstract: An electrical storage unit that includes a positive electrode, which includes a positive-electrode collector electrode and a positive-electrode active material layer on the positive-electrode collector electrode, a negative electrode, which includes a negative-electrode collector electrode and a negative-electrode active material layer on the negative-electrode collector electrode, the negative-electrode active material layer facing the positive-electrode active material layer, and a first insulating layer bonded to the positive electrode and the negative electrode and separating the positive electrode from the negative electrode. The first insulating layer is bonded to part of a surface of the positive electrode and part of a surface of the negative electrode and includes a communication path for connecting the outside of the electrical storage unit to the inside of the electrical storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaharu Itaya, Keiji Horikawa, Manabu Sawada, Hiroyuki Harada, Yuusuke Ueba, Yukio Ehara, Yasuhiko Ueda, Yasutake Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20140092527
    Abstract: An electric double-layer capacitor having a capacitor element, a package defining a closed space accommodating the capacitor element, and electrolytic solution loaded in the closed space. The package includes a body and a lid, and the body has a metallic portion and a resin portion. The metallic portion includes two lead-out terminals electrically coupled to the capacitor element, and these two lead-out terminals are electrically isolated from each other by the resin portion. The resin portion includes two projections extending into the closed space, which make the closed space narrower and reduce the amount of loading of the electrolytic solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Masaharu Itaya
  • Patent number: 8570600
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image data acquisition unit, a frequency distribution acquisition unit, and a color setting unit. The image data acquisition unit acquires image data representing a color image. The frequency distribution acquisition unit allocates a color of each pixel of the data as a class and acquires a frequency distribution representing an occurrence rate of the color based on the data acquired by the image data acquisition unit. The color setting unit sets a first color with the highest frequency distribution occurrence rate as a background color in the color image, sets a second color with an occurrence rate next in magnitude to the first color as a character color in the color image, and sets a color with an occurrence rate lower than that of the second color as a pattern color that is a color of a specific pattern in the color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20130267926
    Abstract: To provide an absorbent article that can further reduce leakage of body fluid from an end portion in a longitudinal direction. An elongated shaped absorbent article includes: a top sheet that has a skin contacting surface; a back sheet; and an absorbent core that is disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet, in which a compressed groove is formed on the skin contacting surface; the skin contacting surface has an excretory contact region, a front region, and a rear region; the compressed groove has a pair of first central grooves and a first circular groove that is provided in at least any one of the front region and the rear region; and the first circular groove is arranged at a position overlapping a vertical center line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Uematsu, Quing Cao, Yukihiro Ito, Hiroyuki Harada, Kazuya Nishitani
  • Publication number: 20130248398
    Abstract: A continuous packing product of an absorbent article has a plurality of packing bodies are continuous with the absorbent article being packed by means of an exterior sheet and the exterior sheet has: a first resin layer which is formed of a thermoplastic resin, and a second resin layer which is formed of a thermoplastic resin with a melting point higher than that of the thermoplastic resin forming the first resin layer. A bonded region configured to partition the packing unit by means of thermal bonding is formed on the exterior sheet. The second resin layer is laminated on the first resin layer in at least the bonded region and the thermoplastic resin configuring the second resin layer is soluble in a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Ryuji Okano, Yusuke Kosako, Kazuya Nishitani
  • Patent number: 8517373
    Abstract: A sheet feeder includes a pickup roller for feeding a sheet on a tray toward a predetermined processing position, an arm member rotatably supporting the pickup roller, a rotary shaft supported on the housing to be rotatable about an axis thereof, a coupling member for coupling the arm member and the rotary shaft, a pivoting mechanism for pivoting the arm member via the rotary shaft so that the pickup roller shifts its position between a feeding position and a retracted position, and a controller for controlling the operation of the pivoting mechanism. The controller controls the arm member to pivot in such a direction that the pickup roller moves toward the retracted position when a sheet is placed on the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 8520964
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus sequentially performing image processing on multiple pieces of band data composing image data. The image processing apparatus includes a RAM and a JPEG encoding circuit. The RAM has a buffer area of a fixed length. The JPEG encoding circuit sequentially performs variable-length encoding on multiple pieces of band data, sequentially writes the band data subjected to the encoding from the beginning of the buffer area, and writes subsequent band data subjected to the encoding from the beginning of the buffer area if the end of the band data subjected to the encoding is positioned in a boundary area having a certain length including an ending part of the buffer area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 8474565
    Abstract: A saddle type vehicle includes: a seating seat on which a passenger is allowed to be seated; a seat rail to which the seating seat is allowed to be attachably and detachably attached; a frame cover covering outer sides of the seat rail; a helmet holder provided on the seat rail; and a restriction part provided in the vicinity of the helmet holder on the seat rail and projecting toward an inner peripheral surface of the frame cover, in which the helmet holder includes: a hooking portion on which a hook ring of a helmet is allowed to be hooked; and a guide portion extending from the hooking portion, and the restriction part is provided in the middle, of the guide portion, in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20130165888
    Abstract: A package structure that includes wings that extend from both sides in the width direction provided on an absorbent article. On first regions on the clothing side of the wings and second regions on the clothing side of the backing sheet, adhesive for affixing the absorbent article to underwear is applied. With the wings folded toward the skin-contacting side of the surface sheet, a water-degradable release sheet is provided so as to cover the first regions. Wrapping sheet is non-water-degradable, is peelable from the underwear-affixing adhesive and is provided so as to cover the second regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kinoshita, Hiroyuki Harada, Jun Kudo, Mari Mimami
  • Patent number: 8427693
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus configured as follows. A mode specification table in a storage device contains mode specification information obtained by associating a job designated by a user. The mode specification information indicates which of a page mode and a band mode is to be selected when the job is performed. An operation panel detects a first user operation for inputting the job and a second user operation for starting the job. A main controller, using the mode specification information, specifies the mode corresponding to the job designated by the first user operation. A main controller causes a data acquisition circuit to acquire image data upon detection of the second user operation and causes an image processing circuit to perform a data processing according to the specified mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Katsuji Furushige
  • Publication number: 20130079614
    Abstract: A highly safe catheter that measures electric potential can be inserted into a cardiac chamber together with a balloon-tip ablation catheter and is able to prevent abnormal heat generation at electric potential-measuring electrodes even when high-frequency current is distributed. The catheter includes a shaft having electric potential-measuring electrodes, a metal portion with a length of 2 mm or more, and a lumen passing therethrough from a proximal end to a distal end in the longitudinal direction; and a metal wire inserted through the lumen and connected to the metal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Motoki Takaoka