Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Mizuno

Hitoshi Mizuno 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: 10547065
    Abstract: In the fuel cell, an electrode layer on each of two surfaces of an electrolyte membrane is divided into a plurality of electrode regions by a dividing groove; a unit cell is constituted by a stacked structure including the electrolyte membrane, one electrode region on one surface of the electrolyte membrane, and one electrode region on the other surface thereof; and a plurality of the unit cells are connected in series by the interconnector part formed in the electrolyte membrane. At least the electrode layer on the one surface includes a catalyst layer having catalytic activity and containing proton conductive resin; and a protection layer located between the catalyst layer and the electrolyte membrane, having electric conductivity and having a higher filling density of proton conductive resin than that of the catalyst layer. The interconnector part is covered with the protection layer on the one surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiro Mugishima, Hitoshi Nagasaki, Ayumi Mizuno, Satoshi Yonezawa, Kazuhide Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10547063
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel cell capable of easily forming an interconnector part electrically connecting adjacent unit cells in a planar array fuel cell. In the fuel cell, an electrode layer on each of two surfaces of an electrolyte membrane is divided into a plurality of electrode regions by a dividing groove; a unit cell is constituted by a stacked structure including the electrolyte membrane, one electrode region on one surface of the electrolyte membrane, and one electrode region on the other surface thereof; and the plurality of the unit cells are connected in series by the interconnector part formed in the electrolyte membrane. The interconnector part is formed by heating and carbonizing a proton conductive resin in the electrolyte membrane. The proton conductive resin can be heated by laser beam irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yonezawa, Hitoshi Nagasaki, Takehiro Mugishima, Kazuhide Matsuo, Ayumi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10450651
    Abstract: Provided is an article having a novel surface with a texture different from conventional kinds. The article having a metal oxide-containing coating provided by the present invention comprises a substrate and a metal oxide-containing coating provided to the substrate surface. The metal oxide-containing coating has a Vickers hardness of 350 or higher, a surface roughness Ra of 300 nm or less, and a 20° gloss value of 50 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hitoshi Morinaga, Kazusei Tamai, Maiko Asai, Hiroaki Mizuno, Kyohei Ota
  • Publication number: 20190157128
    Abstract: A workpiece treating method includes a step (1) of forming a stack including a support, a temporary fixing material and a workpiece wherein the material includes a layer containing a polymer (A) in a range of not less than 50 mass %, the polymer (A) including a structural unit represented by the formula (A1), and the workpiece is held on the material; a step (2) of processing the workpiece and/or transporting the stack; and a step (3) of applying a shear force to the material to thereby separate the workpiece from the support. R1 is a divalent organic group including at least one aromatic ring, each of two oxygen atoms bonded to R1 in (A1) is bonded to the aromatic ring, and, when R1 includes two or more aromatic rings, each of the two oxygen atoms is bonded to any one of the aromatic rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ISHII, Hitoshi KATOU, Hiroki ISHIKAWA, Noriko KITAHAMA, Hirofumi SASAKI, Hikaru MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20190137340
    Abstract: A transmission type color calibration chart includes a transparent substrate and a color bar group formed on the transparent substrate, wherein the color bar group is constituted by color bars of a plurality of colors containing at least a first color and a second color arranged in a pattern in no particular order, coordinate points of the first color are within a region encompassed by the four points (0.351, 0.649), (0.547, 0.453), (0.380, 0.506) and (0.433, 0.464) on an xy chromaticity diagram, coordinate points of the second color are within a region encompassed by the four points (0.125, 0.489), (0.112, 0.229), (0.270, 0.407) and (0.224, 0.242) on an xy chromaticity diagram, and the transmission spectrum of the first color's color bar and the transmission spectrum of the second color's color bar have peak tops that are respectively separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko OGINO, Yoichi KAJIMURA, Takahiro SAHARA, Kunio TAGUCHI, Yasushi SASAGAWA, Hitoshi MIZUNO, Shota MITANI
  • Publication number: 20190106767
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a method for processing steelmaking dust, a method for producing zinc, and a method for producing an iron- and steelmaking raw material, which are more advantageous than the Waelz method in terms of energy and economy. [Solving Means] A method for processing steelmaking dust according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: adding a calcium compound containing Ca to steelmaking dust containing zinc, the number of moles of Ca being equivalent to or more than the number of moles of Fe in the steelmaking dust; and heating and reducing, in a furnace, the steelmaking dust to which the calcium compound has been added. A ratio of the number of moles of Ca in the calcium compound to the number of moles of Fe in the steelmaking dust is adjusted to be not less than 1.3 and not more than 1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuya NAGASAKA, Kazuyoshi YAMAGUCHI, Hitoshi MIZUNO, Shunsuke KOIDE
  • Patent number: 8753265
    Abstract: An encapsulated endoscope system in accordance with the present invention comprises: an encapsulated endoscope that rotates to develop a thrust; a controller that moves the encapsulated endoscope in an intended direction of advancement; an imaging unit incorporated in the encapsulated endoscope; and an image processing unit that receives image data sent from the imaging unit, and produces an image, which results from rotation of the received image data, according to the rotational phase of the encapsulated endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Uchiyama, Hironobu Takizawa, Takeshi Yokoi, Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20130245398
    Abstract: A capsule-type medical device comprises a capsule main unit having functions for being inserted into the body cavity and performing medical acts such as taking images or the like. The capsule main unit comprises therein a magnet which is acted upon by external magnetism, and a spiral portion on the outer perimeter, so that rotating force acting upon the magnet is readily converted into a propelling force for propelling the capsule-type medical device. A flexible insertion portion which is long and small in diameter is provided to the capsule main unit to allow smooth progression through the body cavity, and the center of gravity of the device is placed upon the longitudinal center axis of the capsule main unit, thus facilitating smooth progression through the body cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION,
    Inventors: Takeshi YOKOI, Hironobu TAKIZAWA, Akio UCHIYAMA, Hitoshi MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 8419629
    Abstract: An encapsulated endoscope system in accordance with the present invention comprises: an encapsulated endoscope that rotates to develop a thrust; a controller that moves the encapsulated endoscope in an intended direction of advancement; an imaging unit incorporated in the encapsulated endoscope; and an image processing unit that receives image data sent from the imaging unit, and produces an image, which results from rotation of the received image data, according to the rotational phase of the encapsulated endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Uchiyama, Hironobu Takizawa, Takeshi Yokoi, Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20110319715
    Abstract: An encapsulated endoscope system in accordance with the present invention comprises: an encapsulated endoscope that rotates to develop a thrust; a controller that moves the encapsulated endoscope in an intended direction of advancement; an imaging unit incorporated in the encapsulated endoscope; and an image processing unit that receives image data sent from the imaging unit, and produces an image, which results from rotation of the received image data, according to the rotational phase of the encapsulated endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio Uchiyama, Hironobu Takizawa, Takeshi Yokoi, Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 8062210
    Abstract: An encapsulated endoscope system in accordance with the present invention comprises: an encapsulated endoscope that rotates to develop a thrust; a controller that moves the encapsulated endoscope in an intended direction of advancement; an imaging unit incorporated in the encapsulated endoscope; and an image processing unit that receives image data sent from the imaging unit, and produces an image, which results from rotation of the received image data, according to the rotational phase of the encapsulated endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Uchiyama, Hironobu Takizawa, Takeshi Yokoi, Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 8033989
    Abstract: An encapsulated endoscope system in accordance with the present invention comprises: an encapsulated endoscope that rotates to develop a thrust; a controller that moves the encapsulated endoscope in an intended direction of advancement; an imaging unit incorporated in the encapsulated endoscope; and an image processing unit that receives image data sent from the imaging unit, and produces an image, which results from rotation of the received image data, according to the rotational phase of the encapsulated endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Uchiyama, Hironobu Takizawa, Takeshi Yokoi, Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 7993263
    Abstract: A method of displaying an image in a subject is provided. The method including: capturing an image using a capsule type medical device introduced into the subject; generating a wireless signal of the image; receiving the wireless signal of the image at the outside of the subject with an external device; and displaying the image based on the received signal, on a first display portion contained in the same housing as the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Yokoi, Hironobu Takizawa, Hidetake Segawa, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hideyuki Adachi, Hiroki Moriyama, Hisao Yabe
  • Patent number: 7905827
    Abstract: An encapsulated endoscope system in accordance with the present invention comprises: an encapsulated endoscope that rotates to develop a thrust; a controller that moves the encapsulated endoscope in an intended direction of advancement; an imaging unit incorporated in the encapsulated endoscope; and an image processing unit that receives image data sent from the imaging unit, and produces an image, which results from rotation of the received image data, according to the rotational phase of the encapsulated endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Uchiyama, Hironobu Takizawa, Takeshi Yokoi, Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 7776066
    Abstract: A holding member has an opening portion which opens to an distal end. The opening portion, the distal end of an endoscope and a holding member define a treatment space. A clamping member can project and retreat from and into the opening portion through the treatment space. The puncture member can move in the treatment space, in a direction that intersects with the longitudinal direction of the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Onuki, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Patent number: 7727145
    Abstract: A method of transmitting images in a subject to an outside of the subject using a wireless signal is provided. The method including: (a) transmitting to the outside of the subject a first signal corresponding to a first image obtained using a first imaging device, by timing on a first illumination device for illuminating the subject to capture the first image of the subject; (b) transmitting to the outside of the subject a second signal corresponding to a second image obtained using a second imaging device, by turning on a second illumination device for illuminating the subject to capture the second image of the subject; and (c) repeating (a) and (b), where at least initiation of the transmitting the first signal and initiation of the transmitting the second signals is alternately performed and the first and second illumination devices are alternately turned on coincidentally with transmission periods of the first and second signals, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Yokoi, Hironobu Takizawa, Hidetake Segawa, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hideyuki Adachi, Hiroki Moriyama, Hisao Yabe
  • Patent number: 7704205
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for obtaining images of a subject using a capsule type medical device, The method performs the steps of preparing a swallowable capsule type medical device including at least an imaging device and a memory for storing a setting associated with an operation; changing the setting stored in the memory; introducing the capsule type medical device into the subject; and controlling the operation based on the setting. The operation can include controlling an imaging device. The system includes a swallowable case; an imaging device arranged in the case, the imaging device being operated based on a setting stored in a memory disposed in the case; and a receiver arranged in the case adapted to receive an instruction to change the setting from outside of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20100028591
    Abstract: A laminated body for a vehicle includes a surface material, a cushion material, and a backing cloth that are stacked. The backing cloth is formed by stacking a plurality of short fibers so that the short fibers are oriented in different directions that cross each other, and then, three-dimensionally interlacing the short fibers with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SHINWA CORPORATION, ASADA U CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki NAGAI, Takahiro MORI, Kazuhiro MURAKAMI, Hitoshi MIZUNO
  • Patent number: D835168
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kodama, Hitoshi Mizuno, Shunsuke Koide
  • Patent number: D846610
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hoei Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kodama, Hitoshi Mizuno