Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Nemoto

Hiroyuki Nemoto 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: 20140216202
    Abstract: A valve timing control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, including a drive rotation member, a follower rotation member, an electric motor serving to change a relative rotational phase of the drive rotation member and the follower rotation member, a torsion spring accommodated in an annular accommodation space having an axial closed end which is formed between an inner periphery of the drive rotation member and an outer periphery of the follower rotation member, and a stop plate fixed to the drive rotation member so as to cover a part of an axial open end of the annular accommodation space, the stop plate cooperating with the follower rotation member or a camshaft to restrict relative rotation of the drive rotation member and the follower rotation member within a predetermined angular range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Tadokoro, Shinichi Kawada, Atsushi Yamanaka, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20140182532
    Abstract: A valve-timing control apparatus includes a phase change mechanism configured to change a valve timing, a cover member provided near a front end side of the phase change mechanism; slip rings provided to one of a front end portion of the phase change mechanism and a facing surface of the cover member which faces the phase change mechanism; a pair of brushes provided to another of the front end portion of the phase change mechanism and the facing surface of the cover member to be axially slidable. One end portion the pigtail harness is connected with the corresponding brush. Another end portion of the pigtail harness is connected with a connector terminal under a deflected state, at a location radially shifted from an axis of the corresponding brush. The another end portions of the pair of pigtail harnesses are separated from each other by a partition wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi KAWADA, Ryo Tadokoro, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Atsushi Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20140176657
    Abstract: A first lens array unit includes a first lens array plate and a second lens array plate in which a plurality of lenses are provided in the main scanning direction, and a first light shielding member piece and a second light shielding member piece provided with a plurality of through holes corresponding to the lenses. The first lens array plate, the second lens array plate, the first light shielding member piece, and the second light shielding member piece are formed as one piece. The lens array is built by bending joints joining the lens array plates and the light shielding member pieces such that the lens is located to directly face the corresponding through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hiroyuki NEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140137821
    Abstract: In an electrically-driven valve timing control apparatus employing a housing and a cover member axially opposed to each other, a cylindrical-hollow motor output shaft is installed in the housing, and configured to rotate relative to the housing by electricity-feeding to the electric motor, and also configured such that lubricating oil is supplied into the motor output shaft. A plug is fitted to the inner periphery of an axial opening end of the motor output shaft for suppressing a leakage of lubricating oil from the motor output shaft to the outside. One of two opposing faces of the cover member and the plug is formed with a protruding portion configured to prevent the plug's slipping out of the axial opening end. A part of the inside face of the cover member, opposed to the plug, is formed integral with the protruding portion partially disposed within the axial opening end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo TADOKORO, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Atsushi Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20140123922
    Abstract: In a valve timing control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, a plurality of projection sections projected toward a cover member are integrally mounted on a bearing member configured to rotatably journalize a camshaft and a plurality of positioning pins are mounted across (or extended over) the cover member and the respective projection sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo TADOKORO, Hiroyuki NEMOTO, Atsushi YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 8698865
    Abstract: A first lens array unit includes a first lens array plate and a second lens array plate in which a plurality of lenses are provided in the main scanning direction, and a first light shielding member piece and a second light shielding member piece provided with a plurality of through holes corresponding to the lenses. The first lens array plate, the second lens array plate, the first light shielding member piece, and the second light shielding member piece are formed as one piece. The lens array is built by bending joints joining the lens array plates and the light shielding member pieces such that the lens is located to directly face the corresponding through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Class Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Patent number: 8681397
    Abstract: An erecting equal-magnification lens array plate includes: first and second lens array plates; first, second and intermediate light shielding member. The first, second and intermediate light shielding member are halved by a splitting plane parallel with the main scanning direction. One of the first light shielding member pieces, one of the second light shielding member pieces, and one of the intermediate light shielding member pieces produced by halving the members are integrated to form a first holder piece. The other of the first light shielding member pieces, the other of the second light shielding member pieces, and the other of the intermediate light shielding member pieces produced by halving the members are integrated to form a second holder piece. The erecting equal-magnification lens array plate is assembled by sandwiching the first lens array plate and the second lens array plate by the first holder piece and the second holder piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoru Kusaka, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Patent number: 8493493
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a control unit configured to move a focusing lens, and detect a focus position; wherein the control unit executes auto-focus (AF) scan processing in which only a part of a range of movement of the focusing lens is set as a scan range, as first scan processing, and executes auto-focus (AF) scan processing in which a region including a region differing from the scan region of the first scan processing is set as a scan range, as second scan processing, in the event that a focus point is not detected in the first scan processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Mise, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Eiji Shintaku, Manabu Yamauchi, Toshiki Ono
  • Patent number: 8413202
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a content reception apparatus includes a communication module and a communication controller. The communication module is configured to communicate with a content transmission and reception control apparatus. The communication controller is configured to communicate with the content transmission and reception control apparatus by the communication module, to receive content transmittable time information of a content transmission apparatus managed by the content transmission and reception control apparatus, to request content managed by the content transmission apparatus based on the content transmittable time information, and to receive the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Patent number: 8379138
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a control unit configured to move a focusing lens, and detect a focus position; wherein the control unit executes auto-focus (AF) scan processing in which only a part of a range of movement of the focusing lens is set as a scan range, as first scan processing, and executes auto-focus (AF) scan processing in which a region including a region differing from the scan region of the first scan processing is set as a scan range, as second scan processing, in the event that a focus point is not detected in the first scan processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Mise, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Eiji Shintaku, Manabu Yamauchi, Toshiki Ono
  • Publication number: 20130038915
    Abstract: An erecting equal-magnification lens array plate includes: first and second lens array plates; first, second and intermediate light shielding member. The first, second and intermediate light shielding member are halved by a splitting plane parallel with the main scanning direction. One of the first light shielding member pieces, one of the second light shielding member pieces, and one of the intermediate light shielding member pieces produced by halving the members are integrated to form a first holder piece. The other of the first light shielding member pieces, the other of the second light shielding member pieces, and the other of the intermediate light shielding member pieces produced by halving the members are integrated to form a second holder piece. The erecting equal-magnification lens array plate is assembled by sandwiching the first lens array plate and the second lens array plate by the first holder piece and the second holder piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoru KUSAKA, Hiroyuki NEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130003142
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a lens array plate includes: forming a light shielding film on a flat surface of a dielectric substrate; forming a plurality of convex lenses on the flat surface of the dielectric substrate by press molding the dielectric substrate with the light shielding film; and forming a stack of two lens array plates manufactured by press molding. The light shielding film is not formed in a lens formation area in which the convex lens is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroyuki NEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130002537
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a control unit configured to move a focusing lens, and detect a focus position; wherein the control unit executes auto-focus (AF) scan processing in which only a part of a range of movement of the focusing lens is set as a scan range, as first scan processing, and executes auto-focus (AF) scan processing in which a region including a region differing from the scan region of the first scan processing is set as a scan range, as second scan processing, in the event that a focus point is not detected in the first scan processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo MISE, Hiroyuki NEMOTO, Eiji SHINTAKU, Manabu YAMAUCHI, Toshiki ONO
  • Publication number: 20120325373
    Abstract: Provided is a method of treating a metal surface, which can improve surface properties of a target metal, such as surface hardness and wear resistance in a simple manner and at low cost using very simple equipment alone, and which can prevent the deterioration of the metal to create high added value. The present invention is comprised of a method of treating a metal surface, characterized in that: heat-treating a target metal (10) to be surface-modified in nitrogen gas atmosphere (S), in such a state where the target metal (10) is buried in a carbon source powder (12) comprising a carbon powder and a powder of iron or an iron alloy mainly comprising iron and containing carbon, whereby the surface of the target metal (10) is at least nitrided or nitrogen-absorbed to modify the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: National University Corporation Kumamoto University
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Morizono, Sadahiro Tsurekawa, Tatsuya Sako, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Yuka Kawano
  • Patent number: 8270085
    Abstract: A lens array plate of long-size or large area is provided reducing deterioration of optical performance. A lengthy lens array plate (10), which is based on manufacturing process in accordance with the present invention, is formed by connecting a plurality of planar-shaped lens array plates (1) in the longer direction thereof, the planar-shaped lens array plate (1) including a plurality of lens portions that are regularly arranged. The connecting portion (3) is linearly formed at the position other than the plurality of lens portions. Thereby, a lengthy lens array plate with any length may be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20120112585
    Abstract: An electric motor includes a motor casing formed with a shaft insertion hole and a motor output shaft extending in the shaft insertion hole and projecting to a speed reducing mechanism. An annular oil seal is disposed between the shaft insertion hole and the motor output shaft and the annular oil seal includes an annular seal retainer buried in the annular oil seal for reinforcement. A C-shaped stopper member extending circumferentially from a first end to a second end spaced from the first end, is held in a holding portion or a fitting groove of the shaft insertion hole, and arranged to prevent movement of the oil seal toward the speed reducing mechanism. The stopper member includes a plurality of beam segments confronting the seal retainer from an axial direction of the motor output shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikihiro KAJIURA, Shinichi Kawada, Kotofumi Yanai, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Patent number: 8111703
    Abstract: An IP telephone repeater includes a first communication portion connected to an internet IP telephone network, a second communication portion connected to a local area IP telephone network, and a call controller which supplies, upon receipt of an incoming call via the first communication portion from the internet IP telephone network, a jingle signal to the incoming call and to a plurality of terminals connected to the second communication portion, and which supplies a holding tone to the incoming call and supplies the jingle signal to the plurality of terminals connected to the second communication portion in the case where a response operation of a non-audio terminal connected to the second communication portion is conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Patent number: 8027581
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a control unit configured to detect a focus position by moving a focusing lens before and after a preset position which is a focusing lens position set by a focus preset function, with the control unit setting a scan range which is a movement range of the focusing lens to a different range according to a setting state of a zoom lens, obtaining an AF evaluation value along with movement of the focusing lens within the set scan range, and determining a focus position based on the obtained AF evaluation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Mise, Hiroyuki Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20110197247
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a content reception apparatus includes a communication module and a communication controller. The communication module is configured to communicate with a content transmission and reception control apparatus. The communication controller is configured to communicate with the content transmission and reception control apparatus by the communication module, to receive content transmittable time information of a content transmission apparatus managed by the content transmission and reception control apparatus, to request content managed by the content transmission apparatus based on the content transmittable time information, and to receive the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki NEMOTO
  • Patent number: 7830602
    Abstract: An in-vehicle stereoimage display apparatus includes a display device, an erecting unit magnification lens module spaced from and facing toward a display screen of the display device for forming an erecting unit magnification stereoimage of an image displayed on the display screen, a lens movement mechanism for movably supporting the erecting unit magnification lens module, and a controller for changing the position of the erecting unit magnification lens module in accordance with the travel velocity of a vehicle. In one example, the controller increases the distance between the vehicle driver's eyes and the erecting unit magnification stereoimage as the travel velocity of the vehicle increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Hashimoto, Makoto Ikeda, Hiroyuki Nemoto