Patents by Inventor Koichiro Hashimoto

Koichiro Hashimoto 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: 20190376862
    Abstract: A compression device (1) includes compression portions, a suction line, connection lines, a discharge line, and display portions (d) configured to display pressure values, pressure gauges (PG1 to PG6) provided for at least one of the suction line, the connection lines, and the discharge line and a housing (40). The housing (40) includes a peripheral wall (42) and a door (44). The pressure gauges (PG1 to PG6) are situated at positions to face the door (44).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Koichiro HASHIMOTO, Naofumi KANEI, Takuya WASHIO, Daisuke WADA, Ryosuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20190353306
    Abstract: The present application includes a compressor having a cylinder forming a compression chamber in which gas is compressed, a housing having a peripheral wall forming an internal space in which the compressor is stored, and a supporting member situated above the compressor in the internal space. The peripheral wall includes an opening wall in which a carry-out port is formed through which the cylinder is carried out. The supporting member extends to guide movement of a first lifting device between a position above the compressor and a position above the carry-out port. The cylinder is hung from the first lifting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Koichiro HASHIMOTO, Kenji NAGURA, Takuya WASHIO, Ryosuke MORI, Daisuke WADA
  • Patent number: 10475242
    Abstract: An image display control device of an embodiment includes: a mirror image creation unit that creates a mirror image of an area behind and on the side of a vehicle body based on an image captured with an image pickup unit provided on the vehicle body; an image superimposition unit that superimposes a line drawing from which at least a lower part of the vehicle body is recognizable, and the mirror image created by the mirror image creation unit; and a display control unit that controls a display device to display an image created by superimposing the mirror image and the line drawing by the image superimposition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshikuni Hashimoto, Koichiro Honda, Kanae Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10473268
    Abstract: A gas supply apparatus includes; a compressor unit including a compression section compressing hydrogen gas and storing pressure accumulators with the compressed hydrogen gas and a drive portion including an electric motor as drive source and driving the compression section; and a control unit controlling the electric motor. The electric motor has output characteristics where rated torque can be maintained against rotational speed changes in a standard rotation region, rotation region at or below standard speed, and output torque decreases from the rated torque as electric motor rotational speed increases in an overspeed region, rotation region above the standard speed. The control unit performs, in at least part of a storage process where the compression section stores the pressure accumulators with the hydrogen gas until set pressure is reached, overspeed operation control for allowing driving of the electric motor in the overspeed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Okuno, Koichiro Hashimoto, Kenji Nagura
  • Patent number: 10367886
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, among a plurality of information processing apparatuses that performs parallel computing processing in a parallel computer system, including a memory and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to execute a process including: calculating a centroid position of the information processing apparatuses based on a data length of data for which subsequent reading or writing from or to a file server is requested by the information processing apparatuses and position information on each of the information processing apparatuses; determining a first information processing apparatus that performs data relay according to the calculated centroid position; and collectively receiving or transmitting, when the determined first information processing apparatus that performs data relay is the information processing apparatus, the data for two or more of the information processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichiro Harada, Tsuyoshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10361415
    Abstract: A separator for electricity storage devices which comprises: a base comprising a porous film; and a thermoplastic polymer arranged on at least one surface of the base. The thermoplastic polymer has a dispersion (?2), defined by the following numerical equation using the areas (Si) of Voronoi polygons obtained by Voronoi tessellation, of 0.01-0.7. (In the equation, Si is the measured area of each Voronoi polygon, m is an average of the measured areas of the Voronoi polygons, and n is the total number of the Voronoi polygons).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keitaro Ameyama, Hiroshi Miyazawa, Satoshi Hashimoto, Masatoshi Ikemi, Koichiro Azuma, Kimio Imaizumi
  • Publication number: 20190128265
    Abstract: A gas supplying apparatus includes a compressor, a housing having an exhaust port, and an exhaust duct. The housing has a circumferential wall and a top wall. The circumferential wall has an access section. The exhaust port is provided on at least one of the circumferential wall and the top wall at a location higher than the access section. The exhaust duct includes a discharge port for discharging the air, exhausted from the exhaust port, to the outside. The discharge port is opened upward or opened downward in an area overlapping the top wall in an up-and-down direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Takuya WASHIO, Koichiro HASHIMOTO, Daisuke WADA, Kenji NAGURA, Akitoshi FUJISAWA
  • Patent number: 10234183
    Abstract: A compressing device of the present invention comprises a compressor, a heat exchanger, an expander, a power recovery unit, a condenser, a pump, a bypass flow passage for bypassing the expander, and a bypass valve. When a bypass condition for allowing a working medium to circulate through the bypass flow passage is satisfied, the bypass valve is caused to be opened, thereby allowing the working medium to circulate between the heat exchanger and the condenser through the bypass flow passage. As a result, a compressed gas discharged from the compressor is cooled by the working medium in the heat exchanger. This configuration makes it possible to cool the compressed gas by the working medium in the heat exchanger regardless of operation conditions of the expander.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro Hashimoto, Kazumasa Nishimura, Shigeto Adachi, Yutaka Narukawa, Haruyuki Matsuda, Tetsuya Kakiuchi, Noboru Tsuboi, Kazunori Fukuhara
  • Publication number: 20190041003
    Abstract: A gas supply device includes a compressor for compressing gas, an in-flow side flow passage having a buffer tank for storing the gas and linked to the compressor, an in-flow side on-off valve for opening and closing the in-flow side flow passage on an portion of the in-flow side flow passage upstream of the buffer tank, an out-flow side flow passage linked to a discharge side of the compressor, and a control unit for executing a control to close the in-flow side on-off valve upon receipt of a stop signal for the compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Koichiro HASHIMOTO, Akitoshi FUJISAWA, Takayuki FUKUDA, Daisuke WADA, Takuro UBA, Kenji NAGURA
  • Publication number: 20190035070
    Abstract: Present application discloses portable recording apparatus to be used for recording inspection result for hydrogen station. Recording apparatus includes image generator configured to generate input image, which is configured to receive input of inspection result, and circuit configuration image which represents part of circuit configuration in hydrogen station; display portion configured to display input image and circuit configuration image; and storage in which inspection result is stored, inspection result having been input by using input image which is displayed on display portion. Input image shows icons representing predetermined inspection points in hydrogen station, respectively, and input windows displayed in correspondence to inspection points, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Takayuki FUKUDA, Kenji NAGURA, Koichiro HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190032850
    Abstract: A combustible gas supply unit includes a high pressure gas facility for handling combustible gas which is compressed and a housing provided with a high pressure gas handling area containing the high pressure gas facility. The housing has a portion that is disposed in a side close to a boundary between premises of a hydrogen station and an outer region of the premises and constitutes the high pressure gas handling area, the portion being substantially composed of a partitioning wall member that resists an impact of an explosion of combustible gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Takayuki FUKUDA, Kenji NAGURA, Koichiro HASHIMOTO, Daisuke WADA, Takuya WASHIO
  • Publication number: 20180248365
    Abstract: There is a need to provide a semiconductor device and an electronic control system including the same while the semiconductor device is capable of continuing normal operation even when a negative surge voltage is applied. According to an embodiment, a driver IC includes an output transistor, a driver control circuit, a negative potential clamp circuit, and an ESD protection circuit. The output transistor is provided between a battery voltage terminal and an output terminal coupled to a load. The driver control circuit switches on-off state of the output transistor by controlling a gate voltage of the output transistor with reference to a voltage of the output terminal. The negative potential clamp circuit turns on the output transistor regardless of control from the control circuit when a negative voltage lower than a predetermined voltage is applied to the output terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuaki KUBO, Koichiro HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9797272
    Abstract: A thermal energy recovery device includes: a circulating flow path connected to a heater, an expander, a condenser and a circulating pump for circulating a working medium; a bypass valve in a bypass path connecting the upstream side region and the downstream side region of the expander in the circulating flow path; a power recovery machine connected to the expander; a circulating pump sending the working medium condensed in the condenser to the heater; a cooling medium pump sending a cooling medium to the condenser; an upstream side sensor detecting the pressure/temperature of the working medium on the expander upstream side in the circulating flow path; and a controller controlling the bypass valve and the cooling medium pump. The controller opens the bypass valve after stopping the circulating pump, and drives the cooling medium pump if the pressure/temperature of the working medium on the expander upstream side exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeto Adachi, Takayuki Fukuda, Koichiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9771835
    Abstract: A heat energy recovery device 1, which recovers heat energy of a heat medium by utilizing a Rankine cycle of a working medium, comprises a first heater 2, a second heater 3, an expander 4, an oil separation unit 12, a condenser 6, a working medium pump 7, and an oil-leading passage 10. When the height of a liquid level in the oil separation unit 12 is less than a lower limit value, a control unit 16 first performs a speed reduction control of the working medium pump 7 to reduce an inflow rate of a working medium into the second heater 3, and after a fixed period of time, performs an opening control for opening an on-off unit 11. By the opening of the on-off valve 11, oil L1 in the second heater 3 is led out to the oil separation unit 12 through the oil-leading passage 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeto Adachi, Yutaka Narukawa, Noboru Tsuboi, Koichiro Hashimoto, Haruyuki Matsuda, Kazumasa Nishimura, Tetsuya Kakiuchi, Kazunori Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 9765652
    Abstract: An energy recovery device includes a plurality of heat exchangers connected in parallel with each other into which a plurality of heat sources flow, an expander for expanding a working medium, a dynamic power recovery unit, a condenser, a pump for sending the working medium which has flown out from the condenser to the plurality of heat exchangers, and a regulator for regulating inflow rates of the working medium flowing into the plurality of heat exchangers. The regulator regulates the inflow rates of the liquid phase working medium flowing into the plurality of respective heat exchangers such that a difference of temperatures or a difference of degrees of superheat of the gas phase working medium which has flown out from the plurality of respective heat exchangers falls within a certain range. Thereby, heat energy can be efficiently recovered from the plurality of heat sources having temperatures different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro Hashimoto, Haruyuki Matsuda, Kazumasa Nishimura, Shigeto Adachi, Yutaka Narukawa, Tetsuya Kakiuchi, Kazunori Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 9716863
    Abstract: A load control system includes: an imaging sensor to capture an image of a target space and detect whether or not a human exists in a detection area in the space; and a display terminal including a display unit to display detection area information corresponding to the detection area thereon. The imaging sensor transmits a transmission signal containing area data indicative of the detection area to the transmission control device, and the transmission control device transmits a transmission signal containing the area data and an address of the display terminal to the display terminal, and the display terminal displays the detection area information on the display unit based on the area data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Taku Haraguchi, Koichiro Kui, Toshiharu Takenouchi, Koichiro Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20170159660
    Abstract: A compression device is equipped with a compressor (102) and a heat energy recovery unit (200) that recovers heat energy from a compressed gas. The heat energy recovery unit (200) is equipped with: a heat exchanger (202) that has an inflow port (202a), and that heats an operating medium by means of the heat from the compressed gas; an expansion device (210); a power recovery unit (212); a condenser (214); and a pump (222). The heat exchanger (202) is arranged closer to the compressor (102) than the expansion device (210), and is oriented such that the inflow port (202a) faces the compressor (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Koichiro HASHIMOTO, Kazumasa NISHIMURA, Shigeto ADACHI, Yutaka NARUKAWA, Haruyuki MATSUDA, Tetsuya KAKIUCHI, Noboru TSUBOI, Kazunori FUKUHARA
  • Publication number: 20160290562
    Abstract: A gas supply apparatus includes; a compressor unit including a compression section compressing hydrogen gas and storing pressure accumulators with the compressed hydrogen gas and a drive portion including an electric motor as drive source and driving the compression section; and a control unit controlling the electric motor. The electric motor has output characteristics where rated torque can be maintained against rotational speed changes in a standard rotation region, rotation region at or below standard speed, and output torque decreases from the rated torque as electric motor rotational speed increases in an overspeed region, rotation region above the standard speed. The control unit performs, in at least part of a storage process where the compression section stores the pressure accumulators with the hydrogen gas until set pressure is reached, overspeed operation control for allowing driving of the electric motor in the overspeed region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Takashi OKUNO, Koichiro Hashimoto, Kenji Nagura
  • Patent number: RE46472
    Abstract: A gaming machine is provided, which includes a cabinet having a front opening, a front door, a display device, an input device and a controller. The front door is pivotably coupled to the cabinet via a hinge that is attached to a lateral end portion at a front face of the cabinet, and opens and closes the front opening. The display device is placed in the front face of the cabinet. The input device allows a player to perform operation related to the game. The front door has an operation table that projects forward from the cabinet. The input device is placed on the operation table. A cutout is arranged such that a side portion of the operation table closer to the hinge has a recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: RE46473
    Abstract: A gaming machine is provided, which includes a cabinet having a front opening, a front door, a display device, an input device and a controller. The front door is pivotably coupled to the cabinet via a hinge that is attached to a lateral end portion at a front face of the cabinet, and opens and closes the front opening. The display device is placed in the front face of the cabinet. The input device allows a player to perform operation related to the game. The front door has an operation table that projects forward from the cabinet. The input device is placed on the operation table. A cutout is arranged such that a side portion of the operation table closer to the hinge has a recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Hashimoto