Patents by Inventor Makoto Hirano

Makoto Hirano 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: 20200355756
    Abstract: A sensor intermediate part is provided with a physical quantity detection element that has a power source terminal, a ground terminal and an output terminal that outputs a desired output signal, where the physical quantity detection element is capable of adjusting properties of the output signal; a high-capacitance capacitor, which has at least a first terminal and a second terminal, and a jumper wire, one end of which is conducted to either the power source terminal or the second terminal and the other end of which is not conducted. The first terminal is conducted to the ground terminal, and the power source terminal and the second terminal are configured to be electrically connectable by the jumper wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Teiichiro OKA, Hiroyuki HIRANO, Mikio SUMIYOSHI, Makoto TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10818352
    Abstract: An integrated circuit memory device includes an array of resistive memory cells and a programming circuit, which is electrically coupled by a plurality of word lines and plurality of bit lines to corresponding rows and columns of the resistive memory cells. The programming circuit includes a control circuit and word line driver that are collectively configured to generate word line program voltages having magnitudes that vary as a function of the row and/or column addresses of the resistive memory cells in the array, during operations to program the array with write data. According to the function, the magnitude of a word line program voltage associated with a first resistive memory cell having a first parasitic resistance is less than a magnitude of a word line program voltage associated with a second resistive memory cell having a second parasitic resistance, which is greater than the first parasitic resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-gyu Lee, Yong-jun Lee, Bilal Ahmad Janjua, Chea-ouk Lim, Makoto Hirano
  • Patent number: 10813556
    Abstract: An estimation device includes at least one of a facial skin temperature acquisition unit and a facial photographic image acquisition unit, and an evaluation unit. The facial skin temperature acquisition unit acquires, in time-series, facial skin temperature data of a facial surface of a subject to which brain function activation information is provided. The facial photographic image acquisition unit obtains, in time-series, facial photographic image data obtained by imaging the facial surface of the subject to which the brain function activation information is provided. The evaluation unit evaluates a degree of interest of the subject based on at least one of the facial skin temperature data acquired by the facial skin temperature acquisition unit and the facial surface photographic image data acquired by the facial surface photographic image data acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Patent number: 10802997
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit operates with a voltage supplied from a first power supply IC to transmit and receive data to and from an external memory. The semiconductor integrated circuit includes: an interface circuit operating with a voltage supplied from a second power supply IC and accessing the external memory to transmit and receive data to and from the external memory; a determination circuit which determines, based on a result of the access by the interface circuit, an AC timing specification between the external memory and the interface circuit to generate control information for controlling an output voltage of the second power supply IC in accordance with the AC timing specification; and a voltage control circuit which controls the output voltage of the second power supply IC in accordance with the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventors: Hironori Kubo, Norihiko Mizobata, Makoto Hirano, Akihiro Suzuki, Masahiro Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10794967
    Abstract: A sensor intermediate part is provided with a physical quantity detection element that has a power source terminal, a ground terminal and an output terminal that outputs a desired output signal, where the physical quantity detection element is capable of adjusting properties of the output signal; a high-capacitance capacitor, which has at least a first terminal and a second terminal, and a jumper wire, one end of which is conducted to either the power source terminal or the second terminal and the other end of which is not conducted. The first terminal is conducted to the ground terminal, and the power source terminal and the second terminal are configured to be electrically connectable by the jumper wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Teiichiro Oka, Hiroyuki Hirano, Mikio Sumiyoshi, Makoto Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10786207
    Abstract: A physiological state determination system includes a CPU and a camera. The camera acquires a photographic image data of a time-series change in facial data of a subject to which brain function activation information that activates human brain function was provided. The CPU determines a mental or physical physiological state of the subject based on facial change information corresponding to the photographic image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Takahiro Hirayama, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Publication number: 20200303234
    Abstract: There is provided a technique that includes a process chamber configured to process a substrate; a transfer chamber in communication with a lower portion of the process chamber, and configured to transfer the substrate to a substrate support disposed in the process chamber, and a heating chamber in communication with a lower portion of the transfer chamber, and configured to heat the substrate support and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya MATSUI, Hideto TATENO, Makoto HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20200295788
    Abstract: A read method of a nonvolatile memory device is provided. The method includes storing data sensed from selected memory cells of the nonvolatile memory device into a page buffer, performing an error decoding operation by performing error detection on the sensed data to detect and error, correcting the detected error if the error is detected, and overwriting the page buffer with the corrected data, and de-randomizing data stored in the page buffer by using a seed after the error decoding operation has completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto Hirano, Woojung Sun
  • Publication number: 20200252584
    Abstract: An HDMI source conversion device according to one aspect of the disclosure includes an HDMI interface, an IP interface, and a converter. The HDMI interface receives a first signal based on the HDMI communication protocol. The IP interface receives address information from a control device via a network based on the Internet protocol, the control device being connected to the network, and the address information indicating the address on the network of an HDMI sink conversion device that is a device different from the control device. The converter converts the first signal based on the HDMI communication protocol into a second signal based on the Internet protocol by adding at least the address information to the first signal received by the HDMI interface. The IP interface transmits the second signal to the HDMI sink conversion device via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto Hirano, Ryo SAKAJI, Kaiyun CHENG, Shinichi MARUI
  • Patent number: 10733426
    Abstract: A driver state determination device includes a facial change information acquisition unit acquiring facial change information indicating a time-series change in facial data of a subject, and a driver state determination unit determining the driver state of the subject based on the facial change information. The subject is selected from the group consisting of a subject driving a machine from when brain function activation information that activates human brain function is provided, a subject driving a machine from when the brain function activation information provided to the subject driving the machine is detected, and a subject performing a predetermined operation on a machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Patent number: 10720945
    Abstract: A read method of a nonvolatile memory device is provided. The method includes storing data sensed from selected memory cells of the nonvolatile memory device into a page buffer, performing an error decoding operation by performing error detection on the sensed data to detect and error, correcting the detected error if the error is detected, and overwriting the page buffer with the corrected data, and de-randomizing data stored in the page buffer by using a seed after the error decoding operation has completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hirano, Woojung Sun
  • Patent number: 10709338
    Abstract: A useful information presentation device includes a facial skin temperature acquisition unit and/or a blood circulation volume acquisition unit, a brain activity estimation unit, and a useful information presentation unit. The facial skin temperature acquisition unit acquires facial skin temperature data in time-series. The blood circulation volume acquisition unit acquires photographic image data by imaging the facial surface in time-series. The brain activity estimation unit decomposes the facial skin temperature data and/or the facial blood circulation volume data into a plurality of components by singular value decomposition, principal component analysis, or independent component analysis, and the brain activity estimation unit estimating brain activity of the subject based on the plurality of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Publication number: 20200213730
    Abstract: There is provided a voice processing system capable of acquiring user voice more clearly, the voice processing system including: a mounting unit configured to be attached to a user. The mounting unit includes at least three voice acquisition units configured to acquire voice data for beamforming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki SEKIYA, Hideto MORI, Makoto HANYUDA, Yu TOGASAKI, Yuya HIRANO
  • Patent number: 10668459
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification catalyst is provided for which a purification performance is excellent and particle growth of a catalyst metal is suppressed. The exhaust gas purification catalyst is provided with a substrate and a catalyst layer formed on the substrate. The catalyst layer contains a catalyst metal that functions as an oxidation and/or reduction catalyst and contains a support that supports the catalyst metal. The support is constituted of a porous ceramic that, in its volumetric pore diameter distribution measured based on a nitrogen gas adsorption method, has a pore diameter P10 corresponding to a cumulative 10% from a small pore side and a pore diameter P90 corresponding to a cumulative 90% from the small pore side that are both in a range from 5 to 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Cataler Corporation
    Inventors: Shusuke Hirano, Makoto Tsuji, Yoshinori Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10674258
    Abstract: There is provided a voice processing system capable of acquiring user voice more clearly, the voice processing system including: a mounting unit configured to be attached to a user. The mounting unit includes at least three voice acquisition units configured to acquire voice data for beamforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sekiya, Hideto Mori, Makoto Hanyuda, Yu Togasaki, Yuya Hirano
  • Patent number: 10643762
    Abstract: An insulated wire includes a conductor, a flame-retardant inner layer that is provided around the conductor and includes a metal hydroxide, and a water ingress prevention layer provided around the flame-retardant inner layer. The insulated wire may further include a flame-retardant outer layer provided around the water ingress prevention layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Koki Hirano, Masafumi Kaga, Tamotsu Kibe, Seiichi Kashimura, Makoto Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20200123661
    Abstract: A chemical treatment steel sheet includes a steel sheet, an Fe—Sn alloy layer which is formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet, a Sn layer which is formed on the Fe—Sn alloy layer and contains Sn in which a total amount of Sn contained in the Fe—Sn alloy layer and the Sn layer is 0.10 to 30.0 g/m2, and a chemical treatment layer which is formed on the Sn layer and contains a Zr compound in which an amount of Zr contained therein is 1.0 to 150 mg/m2, a phosphate compound in an amount of P contained therein is 1.0 to 100 mg/m2 and an Al compound in an amount of Al contained therein is 0.10 to 30.0 mg/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20200123663
    Abstract: A chemical treatment steel sheet contains: a steel sheet; a plated layer containing Ni and formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet; a chemical treatment layer containing a Zr compound in which an amount of Zr contained therein is 1.0 to 150 mg/m2, a phosphate compound in which an amount of P contained therein is 1.0 to 100 mg/m2, and an Al compound in which an amount of Al contained therein is 0.10 to 30.0 mg/m2. The plated layer is a Ni-plated layer containing Ni in which an amount of Ni contained therein is 5.0 to 3000 mg/m2 or a composite plated layer containing Ni in which an amount of Ni contained therein is 2.0 to 200 mg/m2 and Sn in which an amount of Sn contained therein is 0.10 to 10.0 g/m2 and having an island-shaped Sn-plated layer formed on a Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANI, Shigeru HIRANO, Akira TACHIKI, Morio YANAGIHARA, Makoto KAWABATA, Hirokazu YOKOYA
  • Publication number: 20200098427
    Abstract: An integrated circuit memory device includes an array of resistive memory cells and a programming circuit, which is electrically coupled by a plurality of word lines and a plurality bit lines to corresponding rows and columns of resistive memory cells in the array. The programming circuit includes a control circuit and word line driver that are collectively configured to generate word line program voltages having magnitudes that vary as a function of the row and/or column addresses of the resistive memory cells in the array, during operations to program the array with write data. According to the function, the magnitude of a word line program voltage associated with a first resistive memory cell having a first parasitic resistance associated therewith is less than a magnitude of a word line program voltage associated with a second resistive memory cell having a second parasitic resistance associated therewith, which is greater than the first parasitic resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jun-gyu Lee, Yong-jun Lee, Bilal Ahmad Janjua, Chea-ouk Lim, Makoto Hirano
  • Patent number: 10577705
    Abstract: A steel sheet for a container includes: a steel sheet; a coated layer containing Ni provided as an upper layer of the steel sheet; and a chemical treatment layer as an upper layer of the coated layer, and containing a Zr compound in an amount of 3.0 to 30.0 mg/m2 in terms of Zr metal, and a Mg compound in an amount of 0.50 to 5.00 mg/m2 in terms of Mg metal, in which the coated layer is one of: a Ni coated layer which contains Ni in amount of 10 to 1000 mg/m2 in terms of Ni metal, and a composite coated layer which contains Ni in an amount of 5 to 150 mg/m2 in terms of Ni metal and Sn in an amount of 300 to 3000 mg/m2 in terms of Sn metal, and has an island-shaped Sn coated layer formed on an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tachiki, Shigeru Hirano, Yoshiaki Tani, Hirokazu Yokoya, Morio Yanagihara, Makoto Kawabata