Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Hashimoto

Hiroyuki Hashimoto 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: 20220242272
    Abstract: The life of a power storage pack to be mounted on an electric vehicle is prolonged while maintaining user convenience. A monitoring device (1) communicates with a storage device (4) storing power storage packs (2) to be mounted on a electric vehicle (3) traveling at a low speed in a predetermined area. An acquisition unit of the monitoring device (1) acquires parameter information including information of a user who uses the electric vehicle (3) and state information of the power storage packs stored in the storage device (4). A prediction unit of the monitoring device (1) predicts an amount of power consumption of the electric vehicle (3) used by the user, based on the acquired parameter information. A selecting unit of the monitoring device (1) selects a combination of power storage packs to be mounted on the electric vehicle among the power storage packs, based on the predicted amount of power consumption and the acquired state information on the power storage packs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Okamoto, Akihiko Yamada, Koji Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20220225583
    Abstract: A cultivation and management device for fruit vegetable plants and fruit trees includes environment state information on an environment state of a fruit vegetable plant or a fruit tree to be cultivated, planned cultivation evaluation index information on a preplanned cultivation evaluation index of the fruit vegetable plant or the fruit tree, a calculation unit configured to determine and output a work including a shape change work for the fruit vegetable plant or the fruit tree with respect to inputs of the environment state information and the planned cultivation evaluation index information with a learning model, and an output unit configured to output the work including the shape change work for the fruit vegetable plant or the fruit tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Shinichi HOSOMI, Sho SASAKI, Atsushi HASHIMOTO, Hiroyuki MIYAURA
  • Publication number: 20220227375
    Abstract: An information processing device that is mountable on a vehicle, includes: an acquiring unit configured to acquire at least one of internal condition or external condition of a user of a digital content including a virtual space experience; an estimating unit configured to estimate a sickness status of the user based on the at least one of internal condition or external condition acquired by the acquiring unit; and a guidance processing unit configured to perform a guidance processing such that a driving state of the vehicle is guided to suppress sickness, depending on the sickness status of the user estimated by the estimating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Motoki KOJIMA, Hiroyuki WATABE, Shinichi SHIOTSU, Tomoe OHTSUKI, Kazuma HASHIMOTO, Haruo HARADA
  • Patent number: 11320052
    Abstract: Low-torque sliding components have sliding surfaces rotated relative to each other with an annular mating ring and an annular seal ring facing each other. The sliding surface of at least one of the mating ring and the seal ring has therein a plurality of multi-stepped recess portions formed in a circumferential direction. Relative rotation and sliding of the mating ring and the seal ring causes the multi-stepped recess portions to generate a dynamic pressure, and the multi-stepped recess portion is formed in a stepwise shape in a cross-sectional view by a dynamic pressure recess portion and a static pressure recess portion with the dynamic pressure recess portion surrounding the static pressure recess portion deeper than the dynamic pressure recess portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tadatsugu Imura, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Yuichiro Tokunaga, Hideyuki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20220090683
    Abstract: A sliding component includes at least one of a pair of sliding members and provided with: a group of recessed portions including a plurality of recessed portions formed in a sliding surface of the sliding member; and a plurality of hollow portions formed inside the sliding member and out of alignment with the recessed portions in a thickness direction of the sliding member. The sliding member is further provided with the hollow portions disposed so as to generate at least part of a new group of recessed portions until the sliding member is worn by the thickness of deepest one of the recessed portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HASHIMOTO, Yoshiaki TAKIGAHIRA
  • Patent number: 11261911
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a processing unit. The processing unit includes a spindle, a spindle housing having an air bearing for rotatably supporting the spindle by using air, and a tool mounted on the front end of the spindle. The spindle housing has an air supply passage for supplying air to the air bearing, an air supply port connected to the air supply passage, an air discharge passage, and an air discharge port. The air supply port is connected through an air supply line to an air source. The air supply line is provided with a pressure gauge and a flowmeter. A first allowable value is previously set for the pressure to be detected by the pressure gauge, and a second allowable value is previously set for the flow rate to be detected by the flowmeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunio Oshida, Hiroyuki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20220005690
    Abstract: A method of forming a silicon film on a substrate having a fine pattern includes performing surface treatment with an adhesion promoter on the substrate having the fine pattern, forming a coating film by applying a silane polymer solution to the substrate on which the surface treatment has been performed, and heating the coating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki TANAKA, Hiroyuki HASHIMOTO, Mayuko NAKAMURA, Takashi MASUDA, Hideyuki TAKAGISHI
  • Patent number: 11065071
    Abstract: A medical manipulator system including: a placement table on which a patient is placed; at least one manipulator configured to support a treatment tool which is configured to treat the patient, the manipulator configured to adjust a position and an orientation of the treatment tool; a base portion configured to support the manipulator; a sensor configured to detect objects which are present in a predetermined area including the manipulator and the placement table; and a controller including at least one processor, wherein the processor is configured to: calculate degrees of proximity between the objects detected by the sensor and the manipulator, and generate, in case that the calculated degrees of proximity exceed a predetermined threshold, a control signal for preventing interference between the objects and the manipulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei Kurihara, Mitsuaki Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11056349
    Abstract: There is provided a method of fabricating a semiconductor device by performing a process on a substrate, which includes: forming a masking film made of a polymer having a urea bond by supplying polymerizing raw materials to a surface of the substrate on which an etching target film formed; forming an etching pattern on the masking film; subsequently, etching the etching target film with a processing gas using the etching pattern; and subsequently, removing the masking film by heating the substrate to depolymerize the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Yatsuda, Takashi Hayakawa, Hiroshi Okuno, Reiji Niino, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Tatsuya Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10996837
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus connectable with an external apparatus includes: a communication unit which communicates with the external apparatus; an interface where a plurality of devices can be connected; and a control unit which controls plug and play for a device connected to the interface. The control unit does not cause the external apparatus to execute plug and play accompanying the connection between the electronic apparatus and the external apparatus when a first device is connected to the interface, the first device is not a specific type. The control unit causes the external apparatus to execute plug and play accompanying the connection between the electronic apparatus and the external apparatus when a second device is connected to the interface, the second device is the specific type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10969750
    Abstract: A power generation planning system for controlling on/off sequence of generators according to operational parameters includes an interface to receive the operational parameters including a power demand, state-data of the generators and operational histories of the generators from a power control system, a memory to store an objective function, a mixed-integer programming solver, generator parameters of each the generators and planning modules including a state-space representation module, a variable assignment module, a network flow module and a tight constraint module, a processor to perform the planning modules based on the operational parameters received by the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Raghunathan, David Bergman, Hiroyuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10960435
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus includes: a film forming gas discharge part; an exhaust port; a rotation mechanism; a heating part configured to heat the interior of a reaction container to a temperature lower than a temperature of a film forming gas discharged from the film forming gas discharge part; first gas discharge holes opened, in the film forming gas discharge part, toward a gas temperature reducing member so that the film forming gas is cooled by colliding with the gas temperature reducing member inside the reaction container before the film forming gas is supplied to substrates; and second gas discharge holes opened, in the film forming gas discharge part, in a direction differing from an opening direction of the first gas discharge holes so that the film forming gas does not collide with the gas temperature reducing member before the film forming gas is supplied to the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Fujikawa, Reiji Niino, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Syuji Nozawa
  • Publication number: 20210041026
    Abstract: Low-torque sliding components have sliding surfaces rotated relative to each other with an annular mating ring and an annular seal ring facing each other. The sliding surface of at least one of the mating ring and the seal ring has therein a plurality of multi-stepped recess portions formed in a circumferential direction. Relative rotation and sliding of the mating ring and the seal ring causes the multi-stepped recess portions to generate a dynamic pressure, and the multi-stepped recess portion is formed in a stepwise shape in a cross-sectional view by a dynamic pressure recess portion and a static pressure recess portion with the dynamic pressure recess portion surrounding the static pressure recess portion deeper than the dynamic pressure recess portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Tadatsugu IMURA, Hiroyuki HASHIMOTO, Yuichiro TOKUNAGA, Hideyuki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20200398396
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a processing unit, a control unit, and a temperature detecting unit. The processing unit includes a cutting blade and a spindle assembly, the spindle assembly including a spindle having the cutting blade mounted on a distal end of the spindle and a spindle housing through which the spindle is inserted. A cooling fluid passage is formed in the spindle housing, the cooling fluid passage cooling the spindle assembly, and having one end connected to a cooling fluid supply source and having another end communicating with a cooling fluid outlet of the spindle housing. The temperature detecting unit detects the temperature of the spindle housing. The control unit determines whether a state of cooling of the spindle assembly is normal or abnormal on the basis of the temperature detected by the temperature detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HASHIMOTO, Shinya YASUDA, Satoshi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200365853
    Abstract: A power supply device includes: a battery stack formed by stacking a plurality of battery cells; a separator disposed between the battery cells; and a fixing member for fastening the battery stack in a stacking direction. The separator includes an outer peripheral frame and a heat insulating base material member provided in an opening of the outer peripheral frame. The outer peripheral frame is disposed on an outer periphery of a stacking surface of the battery cell and has an opening inside, and the heat insulating base material member has flexibility of being deformed by being pressed by expanding of the stacking surface of the battery cell. The outer peripheral frame has higher rigidity than the heat insulating base material member, and specifies an interval between the adjacently stacked battery cells. The flexible heat insulating base material member absorbs expansion of the stacking surface of the battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Tomokazu Takashina, Eri Kohira
  • Patent number: 10831680
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first communication device and a second communication device communicating with the first communication device. The first communication device includes: a first communication unit receiving, from a first input device, first input information and first information about an attribute of the first input device; and a second communication unit which does not transmit the first information received by the first communication unit to the second communication device but transmits the first input information received by the first communication unit to the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200310369
    Abstract: A power generation planning system for controlling on/off sequence of generators according to operational parameters includes an interface to receive the operational parameters including a power demand, state-data of the generators and operational histories of the generators from a power control system, a memory to store an objective function, a mixed-integer programming solver, generator parameters of each the generators and planning modules including a state-space representation module, a variable assignment module, a network flow module and a tight constraint module, a processor to perform the planning modules based on the operational parameters received by the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Raghunathan, David Bergman, Hiroyuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10755971
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device by performing a process on a substrate includes: forming a protective layer made of a polymer having a urea bond by supplying a raw material for polymerization to a surface of a substrate on which a protected film to be protected is formed; forming a sealing film at a first temperature lower than a second temperature at which the polymer is depolymerized so cover a portion where the protective layer is exposed; subsequently, subjecting the substrate to a treatment at a third temperature equal to or higher than the second temperature at which the polymer as the protective layer is depolymerized; subsequently, performing a treatment which causes damage to the protected film when the protective layer is not present; and after the performing a treatment which causes damage to the protected film, depolymerizing the polymer by heating the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Reiji Niino, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Syuji Nozawa, Makoto Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 10701568
    Abstract: A data supply device includes a transmission section adapted to transmit data via an electrical wave, and a control section adapted to switch an operation mode of the transmission section to either one of a first mode of searching for an optimum transmission direction of the electrical wave while transmitting the data, and a second mode in which the transmission direction is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10690897
    Abstract: A laser scanning microscope apparatus includes an irradiation unit including an objective lens, a photodetector unit, an XY-scanning unit, and a Z-scanning unit. The irradiation unit focuses a laser beam with the objective lens to a specimen. The photodetector unit detects light generated from a position irradiated with the laser beam focused. The XY-scanning unit scans the laser beam in an X-direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the objective lens and in a Y-direction perpendicular to the optical axis and the X-direction. The Z-scanning unit scans the laser beam in a Z-direction parallel to the optical axis. When acquiring XY-two-dimensional image data by detecting the light while scanning the irradiated position in the X-direction and the Y-direction, the apparatus detects the light while scanning the irradiated position also in the Z-direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Makara, Yoichi Otsuka, Masafumi Kyogaku, Hiroyuki Hashimoto