Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Shimoda

Kazuhiro Shimoda 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: 20200384514
    Abstract: The production method of a seamless steel pipe includes a heating step of heating an Nb-containing steel material to 800 to 1030° C., a pipe-making step of producing a hollow shell by performing piercing-rolling or elongation-rolling on the Nb-containing steel material, by using a piercing mill including a plurality of skewed rolls, a plug disposed between the plurality of skewed rolls, and a mandrel bar, and a cooling step immediately after rolling, of carrying out cooling using a cooling liquid on a hollow shell portion that passes between rear ends of the plurality of skewed rolls, in the hollow shell, so as to reduce an outer surface temperature of the hollow shell portion to 700 to 1000° C. within 15.0 seconds after the hollow shell portion passes between the rear ends of the plurality of skewed rolls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kouji YAMANE, Kazuhiro SHIMODA, Yuji ARAI, Akihiro SAKAMOTO, Yasuhiko DAIMON, Haruka OBE
  • Publication number: 20200373150
    Abstract: There is provided a technique that includes forming a film on a substrate by performing a cycle a predetermined number of times, the cycle including: (a) supplying a precursor gas to the substrate in a process container of a substrate processing apparatus via a first pipe made of metal; (b) supplying an oxygen-containing gas to the substrate in the process container via a second pipe made of metal, wherein a fluorine-containing layer is continuously formed on an inner surface of the second pipe; and (c) supplying a nitrogen-and-hydrogen-containing gas to the substrate in the process container via the second pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro KOGURA, Kazuhiro HARADA, Shogo OTANI, Koichi HONDA, Mamoru UMEMOTO, Kazuhiro SHIMODA, Akihito YOSHINO, Naoko KITAGAWA, Kenji KAMEDA
  • Publication number: 20200336652
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, an imaging method, and a program capable of setting a resolution based on a distance to a subject. A control unit which changes a resolution of a captured image on the basis of distance information, corresponding to the captured image, regarding a detected distance to a subject included in the image is included. The control unit changes a resolution of a portion of a region of the captured image on the basis of the distance information. The portion of the region is a region distant from another region. The control unit changes the resolution of the portion of the region such that the portion of the region becomes higher than a resolution of another region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SHIMAUCHI, Kenzaburo SEKI, Tetsuya SHIMODA, Yasuyoshi KUWAZOE, Yuta NAKAO, Takashi KOHASHI
  • Patent number: 10784120
    Abstract: A laminate by using a paste or solution containing aliphatic polycarbonates having an etching mask function is provided. A method of producing a laminate of the present invention includes a pattern forming step of forming a pattern 80 of a first oxide precursor layer in which a compound of metal to be oxidized into a metal oxide is dispersed in a solution containing a binder (possibly including inevitable impurities) made of aliphatic polycarbonates on an oxide layer 44 or on the second oxide precursor layer to be oxidized into the oxide layer 44; an etching step of, after the pattern forming step, etching the oxide layer 44 or the second oxide precursor layer that is not protected by the pattern 80; and a heating step of, after the etching step, heating the oxide layer 44 or the second oxide precursor layer, and the first oxide precursor layer to a temperature at which the binder is decomposed or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Tatsuya Shimoda, Kazuhiro Fukada, Kiyoshi Nishioka
  • Publication number: 20200263894
    Abstract: An air environment control system includes one or more adjustment devices that adjust an air environment in a space; and a control device that controls the one or more adjustment devices. The air environment control device includes an air environment control unit that controls (i) at least one of the one or more adjustment devices to create a cooler environment in the space, when a person does intellectual work in the space; and (ii) at least one of the one or more adjustment devices to create a warmer environment warmer than the cooler environment in the space, when the person has a break in the space. The control unit further controls at least one of the one or more adjustment devices to apply cool stimulation to the person, when the person starts the intellectual work in the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Fumiaki OOBAYASHI, Kazuhiro TANIGUCHI, Hiroshi SHIMODA, Hirotake ISHII, Kimi UEDA, Kosuke SUGITA, Shogo OGATA, Shota SHIMONAKA
  • Patent number: 10742872
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, an imaging method, and a program capable of setting a resolution based on a distance to a subject. A control unit which changes a resolution of a captured image on the basis of distance information, corresponding to the captured image, regarding a detected distance to a subject included in the image is included. The control unit changes a resolution of a portion of a region of the captured image on the basis of the distance information. The portion of the region is a region distant from another region. The control unit changes the resolution of the portion of the region such that the portion of the region becomes higher than a resolution of another region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Kenzaburo Seki, Tetsuya Shimoda, Yasuyoshi Kuwazoe, Yuta Nakao, Takashi Kohashi
  • Publication number: 20200156132
    Abstract: A method for producing a seamless metal pipe includes the steps of: preparing a billet having a diameter (B); heating the billet; forming, in a center part of a rear end of the heated billet, a hole including four grooves extending in an axial direction of the billet, the grooves each having a groove width (D) satisfying Formula (1), a groove height (H) satisfying Formula (2), and a groove depth (L1) satisfying Formula (3); and subjecting the billet provided with the hole to piercing-rolling from a front end thereof by means of a piercing machine. By this means, the generation of burrs and internal defects at the rear end of a hollow shell after piercing-rolling can be suppressed. 0.12?D/B?0.25 ??(1) 0.10?H/B?0.20 ??(2) 0.05?L1/B?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kouji Yamane, Kazuhiro Shimoda, Yuji Inoue, Shusuke Shimooka, Yuichi Yamanari
  • Patent number: 10634996
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a composite member which can contribute to simple formation and/or increased quality of fine wiring. [Solution] A composite member 100 according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a base material, an aliphatic polycarbonate-containing layer with multiple island-shaped portions arranged on the base material, and a metal ink, wherein at least a surface of the aliphatic polycarbonate-containing layer with multiple island-shaped portions has a contact angle of 50° or more between pure water and the surface when exposed to ultraviolet light including a wavelength of 180 nm or more and 370 nm or less for 15 minutes, and the metal ink is arranged on the base material at at least a portion of a region sandwiched by the precursor layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Tatsuya Shimoda, Kazuhiro Fukada, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200037416
    Abstract: Provided is an environment control system that controls an environment of a space in which a user performs an intellectual task. The environment control system includes: a controller which performs scene control for reproducing one or more predetermined scenes in the space by controlling one or more luminaires that emit illumination light that illuminates a predetermined area in the space and one or more air conditioning devices that air-condition the space. The one or more predetermined scenes include: a concentration scene that causes the user to concentrate on the intellectual task; and a rest scene that eases the concentration of the user. The controller switches between concentration scene control for reproducing the concentration scene and rest scene control for reproducing the rest scene when a predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Fumiaki OOBAYASHI, Kazuhiro TANIGUCHI, Hiroshi SHIMODA, Hirotake ISHII, Shota SHIMONAKA, Kosuke SUGITA, Kimi UEDA, Yuta TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20200027743
    Abstract: The etching mask 80 for screen printing according to one embodiment of the present invention includes aliphatic polycarbonate. Further, the method of producing an oxide layer (the channel 44) according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: an etching-mask forming step of forming a pattern of the etching mask 80 including aliphatic polycarbonate; a contact step of, after the etching-mask forming step, contacting the oxide layer with a solution for dissolving a portion of the oxide layer (the channel 44) which is not protected by the etching mask 80; and a heating step of, after the contact step, heating the oxide layer (the channel 44) and the etching mask 80 to or above a temperature at which the etching mask 80 is decomposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Tatsuya SHIMODA, Kazuhiro FUKADA, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA, Nobutaka FUJIMOTO, Masahiro SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10482406
    Abstract: In an energy-saving-operation recommending system, a total energy consumption of plural facilities during passage of one material to be rolled through a rolling line is calculated, and the total energy consumption is divided by a width and a length of the material to be rolled before rolling to calculate an energy consumption reference value that defines energy consumption per unit width and unit length of the material to be rolled. The energy consumption reference value is stored in association with a steel grade and a target post-rolling plate thickness of the material to be rolled. An energy consumption reference value corresponding to a steel grade and a target post-rolling plate thickness of a material to be next rolled on the rolling line is obtained. The energy consumption reference value is multiplied by a width and a length of the material to be next rolled to calculate predicted energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Shimoda, Kazuhiro Ohara, Hiroyuki Imanari
  • Patent number: 10400336
    Abstract: An aliphatic polycarbonate, an oxide precursor, and an oxide layer are provided, which are capable of controlling stringiness, when a thin film that can be employed for an electronic device or a semiconductor element is formed by a printing method. In an oxide precursor of the present invention, a compound of metal to be oxidized into a metal oxide is dispersed in a solution containing a binder (possibly including inevitable impurities) made of aliphatic polycarbonates, and an aliphatic polycarbonate having a molecular weight of 6000 or more and 400000 or less constitutes 80% by mass or more of all the aliphatic polycarbonates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimoda, Satoshi Inoue, Kazuhiro Fukada, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Nobutaka Fujimoto, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190268999
    Abstract: Provided is an environment control system that controls an environment of a space. The environment control system includes: a controller that performs scene control for reproducing one or more predetermined scenes in the space. The controller includes: a lighting controller that adjusts an illuminance or a color temperature of illumination light that is emitted by one or more luminaires and illuminates a predetermined area in the space, by controlling the one or more luminaires; and an air conditioning controller that adjusts a temperature, a humidity, and an airflow in the space by controlling one or more air conditioning devices that air-condition the space. The controller performs the scene control by adjusting the illuminance or the temperature of the illumination light, and the temperature, the humidity, and the airflow in the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Fumiaki OOBAYASHI, Kazuhiro TANIGUCHI, Isamu NISHIZAWA, Hiroshi SHIMODA, Hirotake ISHII, Shota SHIMONAKA, Kosuke SUGITA, Kimi UEDA, Yuta TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20190158732
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, an imaging method, and a program which are capable of setting a resolution based on a distance to a subject. A control unit which changes a resolution of a captured image on the basis of distance information, corresponding to the captured image, regarding a detected distance to a subject included in the image is included. The control unit changes a resolution of a portion of a region of the captured image on the basis of the distance information. The portion of the region is a region distant from another region. The control unit changes the resolution of the portion of the region such that the portion of the region becomes higher than a resolution of another region. The control unit sets a resolution of the subject to be high in a case in which the distance to the subject is longer than a predetermined reference, and sets the resolution of the subject to be low in a case in which the distance to the subject is smaller than the predetermined reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SHIMAUCHI, Kenzaburo SEKI, Tetsuya SHIMODA, Yasuyoshi KUWAZOE, Yuta NAKAO, Takashi KOHASHI
  • Publication number: 20180023179
    Abstract: A method for producing a plug includes: a step of preparing a plug base metal having a concave portion along a circumferential direction in an outer peripheral surface; and an arc spraying step of spraying a spraying wire rod material onto the outer peripheral surface of the plug base metal by arc spraying to form films containing Fe and Fe oxides on the outer peripheral surface of the plug base metal. The arc spraying step includes: a separating step of separating the outer peripheral surface of the plug base metal into a plurality of regions along an axial direction; and a step of performing arc spraying separately in each of the regions. In the separating step, a boundary between the regions is set at the concave portion. In this way, peeling of films at a connecting portion is prevented, and the lifetime of the plug can be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimoda, Kouji Yamane, Yasuto Higashida, Yasuyoshi Hidaka, Yuji Inoue, Shusuke Shimooka
  • Patent number: 9764366
    Abstract: It is an objective to provide a plug capable of enhancing a usage count of the plug, which is for use in a piercing machine for piercing-rolling a billet, and a regenerating method of the plug. The plug (10) is for use in a piercing machine (30) for piercing-rolling a billet (36). The plug (10) includes a body (18), a columnar portion (20), and a sprayed film (16). The body (18) has a maximum diameter at its rear end. The columnar portion (20) has the same diameter as the diameter of the rear end of the body (18), and extends from the rear end of the body (18). The sprayed film (16) is formed on a surface of the body (18) and on a surface of the columnar portion (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuto Higashida, Yasuyoshi Hidaka, Kazuhiro Shimoda, Yosuke Tatebayashi
  • Patent number: 9545658
    Abstract: There is provided a piercing apparatus in which the occurrence of an inner surface flaw in a hollow shell is suppressed. A piercing apparatus (10) according to an embodiment of the present invention is the piercing apparatus (10) which pierces a billet (18). The piercing apparatus (10) has a plug (14). The plug (14) has a through hole (30). The through hole (30) extends along the central axis, and allows the central portion of the billet (18) being pierced to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimoda, Tomio Yamakawa, Kouji Yamane, Yuji Inoue, Syusuke Shimooka, Kouji Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 9486845
    Abstract: An inner surface regulation tool includes a mandrel, a plug which is detachably connected to the mandrel, and a connection member which connects the plug and the mandrel by a magnetic force. One of the plug and the mandrel includes a column-shaped portion which extends in an axial direction of the one, and the other of the plug and the mandrel includes a joining hole which extends in an axial direction of the other and into which the column-shaped portion is inserted. In addition, the connection member is a permanent magnet which is attached to at least one of the column-shaped portion and the joining hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Yamane, Kazuhiro Shimoda, Tomio Yamakawa, Yuji Inoue
  • Patent number: 9333544
    Abstract: To increase the life of a plug used in a piercing machine for piercing-rolling a billet. The plug (10) is used in a piercing machine (30) that piercing-rolls a billet (36). The plug (10) includes a plug body (12), a build-up layer (14), and a sprayed film (16). The build-up layer (14) is formed on a surface of the plug body (12). The sprayed film (16) covers at least an area ranging from the rear end of the build-up layer (14) to a position of the maximum outer diameter of the plug body (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Hidaka, Yasuto Higashida, Kazuhiro Shimoda
  • Patent number: 9308561
    Abstract: A method of producing a seamless metal pipe, which can suppress the occurrence of lamination defects, is provided. A method of producing a seamless metal pipe according to an embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of: heating a high alloy containing, by mass %, Cr: 20 to 30% and Ni: more than 22% and not more than 60% in a first heating furnace (S2); piercing-rolling the high alloy heated in the first heating furnace with a first piercing machine to produce a hollow shell (S3); heating the hollow shell in a second heating furnace (S4); and elongation-rolling the hollow shell heated in the second heating furnace with the first piercing machine or a second piercing machine which is different from the first piercing machine (S5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Yamane, Tomio Yamakawa, Kazuhiro Shimoda