Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki HISHIDA

Hiroyuki HISHIDA 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: 20210032807
    Abstract: Disclosed is a napped artificial leather including: a non-woven fabric containing polyester fibers having an average fineness of 0.07 to 0.9 dtex; and an elastic polymer applied in the non-woven fabric, wherein the polyester fibers contain 0.5 to 10 mass % of a dark color pigment, the napped artificial leather has a napped surface on which the polyester fibers on at least one side thereof are napped, and the napped surface has a lightness L* value based on the L*a*b* color system, of ?20, and the napped artificial leather has a peel strength of 3 kg/cm or more, and a grade of color difference, determined using a Grey scale for assessing staining in an evaluation of color migration to a multifiber adjacent fabric (co-woven fabric No. 1; the same applied to the following) during pressurization under heating in a wet state under a load of 4 kPa at 200° C. for 60 seconds, of 4 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: KURARAYCO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimio NAKAYAMA, Hiroyuki HISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200298721
    Abstract: A control device includes: a behavioral area identification unit for identifying a behavioral area of a user of a vehicle equipped with an electric power source for driving; and a notification control unit for making the user notified power transmission and reception information indicating past performance of power transmission and reception performed between the vehicle associated with another user within the area indicated by area information and a power grid. A program causes a computer to function as the control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Motoki HISHIDA, Hiroyuki KANAZAWA, Hakaru SADANO
  • Publication number: 20200263351
    Abstract: Disclosed is a napped artificial leather including: a non-woven fabric obtained by entangling fibers; and an elastic polymer, wherein a 100% modulus (A) of the elastic polymer and a content (B) of the elastic polymer satisfy the relational expression: B??1.8A+40, A>0, and the non-woven fabric has an abrasion loss (C) of 45 mg or less, in accordance with JIS L 1096 (6.17.5E method, Martindale method) under a pressing load of 12 kPa (gf/cm2) after 20000 abrasion cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi MEGURO, Hiroyuki HISHIDA
  • Patent number: 10745832
    Abstract: A material shape simulation apparatus for simulating deformation of a three-dimensional woven fiber material is provided and includes: an orientation vector field generation unit generating a model shape orientation vector field on three-dimensional meshes of a model shape of a three-dimensional woven fiber material obtained by stacking sheets of two-dimensional woven fabric made of X-yarn and Y-yarn and binding them with Z-yarn; a parameterization unit that searches for a gradient vector for calculating a material shape orientation vector field, being an orientation vector field of a material shape before deformation of the model shape, from the model shape orientation vector field; and an orientation vector updating unit that updates the model shape orientation vector field by applying a condition of preserving a volume between the model shape orientation vector field and the material shape orientation vector field and a condition that neither the X-yarn nor the Y-yarn expands or contracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: IHI CORPORATION, The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hishida, Koichi Inagaki, Takeshi Nakamura, Fumiaki Watanabe, Kotaro Morioka, Yutaka Ohtake, Hiromasa Suzuki, Yukie Nagai
  • Publication number: 20200231057
    Abstract: A carriable power transfer unit that can be used for bidirectional power transmission between a power network and each of the plurality of vehicles provided with driving power sources is provided. The power transfer unit includes: a plurality of connecting portions that are attachable to and detachable from each of the plurality of vehicles, and are used for power transmission between the power transfer unit and each of the plurality of vehicles; and a control unit that controls bidirectional power transmission between the power network and each of the plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Motoki HISHIDA, Hakaru SADANO, Hiroyuki KANAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200231056
    Abstract: A power transfer managing apparatus includes: a demand information acquiring unit that acquires information indicating power demand in a power network; a selecting unit that selects, as a vehicle to be caused to perform power transfer with the power network according to the power demand, a vehicle provided with a driving power source having an accumulated energy amount larger than a predetermined accumulation amount, and having an accumulatable energy amount larger than a predetermined accumulatable amount; and a notification control unit that makes a user of the vehicle that is selected by the selecting unit notified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hakaru SADANO, Motoki HISHIDA, Hiroyuki KANAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200231059
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes: a vehicle information acquiring unit that acquires information indicating a future movement destination of a vehicle provided with a driving power source; and a control unit that causes power transfer to be performed between the vehicle and a second vehicle provided with a driving power source based on a power demand in a power network that supplies power in a region of the future movement destination of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Motoki HISHIDA, Hakaru SADANO, Hiroyuki KANAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200231058
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes: an acquiring unit that acquires information indicating: power demand in a first power network that supplies power in a first region including a future movement destination of a first vehicle; and power demand in a second power network that supplies power in a second region including a future movement destination of a second vehicle; and a control unit that makes energy accumulated in or released from a driving power source provided to the first vehicle preferentially over a driving power source provided to the second vehicle, based on the power demand in the first power network, and the power demand in the second power network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Motoki HISHIDA, Hakaru SADANO, Hiroyuki KANAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200235602
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes: a determining unit that determines whether or not a vehicle provided with a driving power source is at a position where the vehicle can perform power transfer with a power network; and a notification control unit that makes a user of the vehicle notified, if the driven vehicle is at the position where the vehicle can perform power transfer with the power network. If the vehicle is positioned near a power transfer facility for performing power transfer between the vehicle and the power network, the determining unit determines that the vehicle is at the position where the vehicle can perform power transfer with the power network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Motoki HISHIDA, Hakaru SADANO, Hiroyuki KANAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200231063
    Abstract: A cable that can be used for bidirectional power transmission between a vehicle provided with a driving power source and a power consumer includes: a receiving unit that: communicates with a power-amount acquiring device that is installed at the power consumer, and acquires an amount of power transferred between the power consumer and a power network; and receives identification information of the power consumer; a measuring unit that measures a transmission power amount of power transmitted between the vehicle and the power consumer through the cable; and a transmission information sending unit that sends, to an external managing apparatus that manages an amount of power transmission between the vehicle and the power consumer, the identification information of the power consumer, and information indicating the transmission power amount measured by the measuring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hakaru SADANO, Motoki HISHIDA, Hiroyuki KANAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200234575
    Abstract: A power transfer managing apparatus includes: a traffic jam information acquiring unit that acquires traffic jam information including a position where a traffic jam occurs; and a notification control unit that makes a user of a vehicle that is provided with a driving power source notified of information indicating a second route via a geographical point where power transfer can be performed between the vehicle and a power network if the traffic jam occurs on a route allocated to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Motoki HISHIDA, Hakaru SADANO, Hiroyuki KANAZAWA
  • Patent number: 10650173
    Abstract: A design support apparatus supporting designing of a product which uses a fiber material includes a processor that creates a predicted shape model by predicting a shape of the product before a deformation processing. The processor: creates a 3-dimensional shape model of the product; creates curved shape models by separating the 3-dimensional shape model into two or more fiber layers; sets a correspondence relationship between the curved shape models; creates an orientation vector field in the curved shape models; and predicts the shape of the product before the deformation processing by developing the curved shape models on a flat surface based on the correspondence relationship between the curved shape models and the orientation vector field in the curved shape models, and creates the predicted shape model based on the predicted shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: IHI CORPORATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hishida, Koichi Inagaki, Takeshi Nakamura, Fumiaki Watanabe, Kotaro Morioka, Yutaka Ohtake, Hiromasa Suzuki, Yukie Nagai
  • Publication number: 20200048828
    Abstract: A leather-like sheet including: a fiber structure including fibers dyed with a dye containing a blue cationic dye having an azo bond; and an elastic polymer applied into internal voids of the fiber structure, wherein the leather-like sheet further includes a polyhydric phenol derivative having anionic properties, or the fiber structure is disclosed. Also disclosed is a fiber structure including fibers dyed with a dye containing a blue cationic dye having an azo bond, or a leather-like sheet including the fiber structure and an elastic polymer applied into internal voids of the fiber structure, wherein the leather-like sheet has a color difference (?E) before and after a moist heat treatment, determined when subjected to the moist heat treatment at 80° C. and a humidity of 90% for 48 hours, of ?E?2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michinori FUJISAWA, Tetsuya ANDO, Hiroyuki HISHIDA, Yasunori MURATE
  • Publication number: 20190323173
    Abstract: Disclosed is a leather-like sheet having a lightness L* of 35 or less, and including a fiber structure including fiber dyed with a dye composition including C.I. Basic Blue 3 and at least one blue cationic dye other than C.I. Basic Blue 3, and an elastic polymer contained in internal voids of the fiber structure, or the fiber structure. Also disclosed is a leather-like sheet having a lightness L* of 35 or less, and including a fiber structure including fiber dyed with an azo-based blue cationic dye, and an elastic polymer contained in internal voids of the fiber structure, wherein the leather-like sheet or the fiber structure has a color difference (?E), determined when treated for 48 hours under moist and hot conditions of 80° C. and a moisture of 90%, of ?E?2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michinori FUJISAWA, Tetsuya ANDO, Hiroyuki HISHIDA, Yasunori MURATE
  • Publication number: 20190040553
    Abstract: A material shape simulation apparatus for accurately simulating deformation of a three-dimensional woven fiber material is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicants: IHI CORPORATION, The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HISHIDA, Koichi Inagaki, Takeshi Nakamura, Fumiaki Watanabe, Kotaro Morioka, Yutaka Ohtake, Hiromasa Suzuki, Yukie Nagai
  • Patent number: 10132778
    Abstract: A pair of electrodes is connected to a test specimen in order to apply an electric current to the test specimen in the direction of a conductive fiber of each conductive fiber woven fabric of a plurality of prepregs as targets for verification of the presence or absence of waviness, among a plurality of prepregs constituting the test specimen composed of a conductive composite material, and then a magnetic field sensor is relatively scanned over the test specimen, while applying an electric current between the pair of electrodes, to determine a portion of the test specimen where a magnetic field variation is detected by the scanning of the magnetic field sensor as a portion where waviness of the conductive fibers of the conductive fiber woven fabric of the plurality of prepregs as targets for verification of the presence or absence of waviness is present. Thus, it is possible to grasp, for example, the condition of fibers of the conductive composite material in the test specimen as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Akinori Tsuda, Hiroaki Hatanaka, Shinji Muto, Koichi Inagaki, Hiroyuki Hishida, Akiyoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10068349
    Abstract: An image analysis apparatus, which analyzes orientations of fiber bundles of X-yarns and Y-yarns from a three-dimensional image of a woven fabric made of fiber bundles of the X-yarns, the Y-yarns, and Z-yarns, includes: a binarization unit that binarizes the three-dimensional image; an overlapping area extraction unit that extracts an overlapping area from the binarized image; a reference direction determination unit that averages an overlapping direction of each voxel included in the overlapping area and determines the averaged direction as a reference direction; a Z-yarn removal unit that removes the Z-yarns from the binarized image by applying a directional distance method on a reference plane perpendicular to the reference direction; and a fiber bundle orientation estimation unit that applies the directional distance method on the reference plane and estimates the orientations of the fiber bundles of the X-yarns and the Y-yarns based on a calculated directional distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: IHI CORPORATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hishida, Koichi Inagaki, Takeshi Nakamura, Yu Hasegawa, Hiromasa Suzuki, Takashi Michikawa, Yutaka Ohtake, Suguru Kondo
  • Patent number: 9824435
    Abstract: Proposed are an image analyzing apparatus and program in which the orientation of fiber bundles can be easily analyzed from a three-dimensional image of CMC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: IHI CORPORATION, The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: HIroyuki Hishida, Koichi Inagaki, Takeshi Nakamura, Yuta Yamauchi, Hiromasa Suzuki, Takashi Michikawa, Yutaka Ohtake
  • Patent number: 9811898
    Abstract: An image analyzing apparatus, a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program, and a method are provided for extracting voids from a three-dimensional image of a fiber-reinforced composite material. The image analyzing apparatus includes a processor which executes image processing to the three-dimensional image. The processor binarizes the three-dimensional image and creates a binary image, transforms the binary image into a distance and creates a distance image, executes closing processing to the binary image by using the distance image, extracts voids from differences between images before and after the closing processing, among the extracted voids, classifies voids that are adjacent to a background voxel as open voids, and classifies voids that are not adjacent to a background voxel as closed voids, and executes opening processing to the open voids in order to eliminate fake voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: IHI CORPORATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hishida, Koichi Inagaki, Takeshi Nakamura, Takashi Michikawa, Hiromasa Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20170308631
    Abstract: A design support apparatus supporting designing of a product which uses a fiber material includes a processor that creates a predicted shape model by predicting a shape of the product before a deformation processing. The processor: creates a 3-dimensional shape model of the product; creates curved shape models by separating the 3-dimensional shape model into two or more fiber layers; sets a correspondence relationship between the curved shape models; creates an orientation vector field in the curved shape models; and predicts the shape of the product before the deformation processing by developing the curved shape models on a flat surface based on the correspondence relationship between the curved shape models and the orientation vector field in the curved shape models, and creates the predicted shape model based on the predicted shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicants: IHI CORPORATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HISHIDA, Koichi INAGAKI, Takeshi NAKAMURA, Fumiaki WATANABE, Kotaro MORIOKA, Yutaka OHTAKE, Hiromasa SUZUKI, Yukie NAGAI