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: 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
  • Publication number: 20160076405
    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: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Koichiro HASHIMOTO, Haruyuki Matsuda, Kazumasa Nishimura, Shigeto Adachi, Yutaka Narukawa, Tetsuya Kakiuchi, Kazunori Fukuhara
  • Publication number: 20160069600
    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: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    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: 20150337690
    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: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Shigeto ADACHI, Yutaka NARUKAWA, Noboru TSUBOI, Koichiro HASHIMOTO, Haruyuki MATSUDA, Kazumasa NISHIMURA, Tetsuya KAKIUCHI, Kazunori FUKUHARA
  • Publication number: 20150330256
    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: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Shigeto ADACHI, Takayuki FUKUDA, Koichiro HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150226829
    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: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Taku HARAGUCHI, Koichiro KUI, Toshiharu TAKENOUCHI, Koichiro HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8669708
    Abstract: An illuminance sensor setting device includes: an illuminance sensor that outputs a signal for switching a lighting apparatus, and a setting unit that performs setting of the illuminance sensor. The illuminance sensor and the setting unit are provided separately from each other, and are connected to signal lines. The setting unit has a configuration to set a sensor address of the sensor, a control address of the lighting apparatus, and an illuminance reference for switching the lighting apparatus. The setting unit transmits to the signal line the setting signal and the sensor address. Thus, even if the illuminance sensor is provided on, for example, the ceiling in the vicinity of the lighting apparatus, the setting unit can be provided at any place, such as a wall, where the setting unit can be easily operated, and work for settings is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Hashimoto, Tomoaki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8641534
    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: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20120153842
    Abstract: An illuminance sensor setting device 5 includes: an illuminance sensor 51 that outputs a signal for switching a lighting apparatus 2, and a setting unit 52 to perform setting of the illuminance sensor 51. The illuminance sensor 51 and the setting unit 52 are provided separately from each other, and are connected to signal lines 6. The setting unit 52 has a configuration to set a sensor address of the sensor 51, a control address of the lighting apparatus 2, and an illuminance reference for switching the lighting apparatus 2. The setting unit 52 transmits to the signal line 6 the setting signal and the sensor address. Thus, even if the illuminance sensor 51 is provided on, for example, the ceiling in the vicinity of the lighting apparatus 2, the setting unit 52 can be provided at any place, such as a wall, where the setting unit 52 can be easily operated, and work for settings is facilitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichiro HASHIMOTO, Tomoaki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20080311976
    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: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: ARUZE CORP.
    Inventor: Koichiro HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20060046812
    Abstract: There is provided a gaming machine comprising: image display means for showing an image of an acting body to act in responsive to an operation by a player; game control means for advancing a game utilizing the image of the acting body; reading means for reading identification information of the acting body having been stored in an object to be read; detection means for outputting a detection signal indicating that the object to be read is put in a position where the reading means reads the identification information; and directive means for directing the reading means to read the identification information based on the detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: Aruze Corporation
    Inventors: Nobukatsu Hiranoya, Kentaro Hayashi, Koichiro Hashimoto, Akira Shimizu, Takashi Abe, Kenichi Fujimori, Hideaki Kishi
  • Patent number: 6180400
    Abstract: A method of culturing avian cells in a medium with a pH value of 7.8 or above, whereby avian cells can be subcultured stably for long. Since avian cells have been incapable of subculture heretofore, it has been impossible to effect in vitro cell or gene manipulation therewith. Now that such a manipulation becomes possible by the invention method, the way is opened for the industrial utilization of avian cells in the creation of transgenic birds and the production of vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Meiji Milk Products, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kuwana, Koichiro Hashimoto, Akira Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 4737438
    Abstract: The negative-working photosensitive composition of the invention, which is suitable as a photoresist material in the photolithographic processing of semiconductor devices, comprises (a) a condensation product of a hydroxy-substituted diphenylamine compound such as 4-hydroxy diphenylamine and a methylol melamine or alkoxylated methylol melamine by the reaction in a medium of phosphoric or sulfuric acid and (b) an azide compound capable of strongly absorbing UV or far UV light. The composition gives a photoresist layer having high resistance against heat in the post-baking and the attack of gas plasma encountered in the dry etching for semiconductor processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Ito, Koichiro Hashimoto, Wataru Ishii, Hisashi Nakane
  • Patent number: 4610953
    Abstract: The invention provides an aqueous alkaline developer solution for a positive-type photoresist layer for pattern-wise treatment of the surface of a substrate, e.g., semiconductor wafer. The developer solution contains a tetraalkyl ammonium hydroxide, e.g., tetramethyl ammonium hydroxide, and a trialkyl hydroxyalkyl ammonium hydroxide, e.g., trimethyl hydroxyethyl ammonium hydroxide, as the essential ingredients and the temperature dependency of the development performance thereof is noticeably smaller than that of conventional developer solutions with respect to properties of the sensitivity of the photoresist and the thickness reduction of the photoresist layer in the unexposed areas, by virtue of the compensating temperature dependencies for these properties of these two ingredients for each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro Hashimoto, Shirushi Yamamoto, Hisashi Nakane, Akira Yokota
  • Patent number: D573200
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Aruze Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Hashimoto, Yoshihide Endo
  • Patent number: D573201
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Aruze Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Hashimoto, Yoshihide Endo
  • Patent number: D605231
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Aruze Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Hashimoto, Takashi Izawa, Yoshihide Endo
  • 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