Patents by Inventor Hisao Hirono

Hisao Hirono 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: 6008481
    Abstract: A heated state-deciding apparatus and a thermocouple provided for a transport robot for detecting the temperature of a billet being transported by the transport robot, and a deciding member for deciding whether or not the billet is heated to be in a predetermined solid phase state on the basis of the detected temperature. Accordingly, it is possible to efficiently and accurately decide whether or not the solidus rate of the metal billet is good or bad, and it is possible to improve the productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyonobu Mizoue, Hisao Hirono, Takashi Idegomori, Shigenori Kimijima, Osami Ito, Kenji Ohwada, Hiroshi Ishii
  • Patent number: 4772340
    Abstract: An iron-base article such as a camshaft has a remelted layer of high wear resistance on a cam surface, for example. To make such an iron-base article, molten metal is poured into a mold with a chill set therein to cast an iron-base article having a chilled region formed in contact with said chill. Then, metal powder which provides wear resistance upon being mixed is added to at least a portion of said chilled region. A high level of energy is applied to the portion of the chilled region to heat and remelt the same, and the remelted portion is thereafter cooled to form a remelted layer therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masatoshi Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Yoshinaga, Fusao Nakajima, Toshihiko Matsubara, Hisao Hirono, Masayoshi Higashi, Tetsuo Iwahashi, Norio Tajima, Toshihiko Saga, Shohei Hayakawa, Akitaka Inou, Kunio Kishino
  • Patent number: 4627990
    Abstract: A method of and an apparatus for supplying a powdery material to a workpiece to be processed thereby. According to the method, the powdery material is discharged from a hopper and metered, and then fed into a tube extending in the vicinity of the workpiece. Ultrasonic vibrations are imparted to the tube to supply the powdery material to a portion to be processed of the workpiece while the amount of the supplied powdery material is being detected. The apparatus includes a hopper for storing the powdery material, the hopper having an outlet, a tube extending from the outlet to a position adjacent to the workpiece for conveying the powdery material therethrough, and an ultrasonic vibrating device mounted on the tube for imparting ultrasonic vibrations to the tube, and a device mounted on the tube for detecting the amount of the powdery material supplied through the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiko Saga, Tsuyoshi Makita, Hisao Hirono, Akitaka Inao