Patents by Inventor Masahiko Harada

Masahiko Harada 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: 20200393060
    Abstract: To enable accurate and simple diagnosis of an operation abnormality of a valve. A valve V1 capable of detecting an operation abnormality has a magnet M1 that is attached in the vicinity of a pressing adapter 52 of a stem 53 that slides according to an opening/closing operation of the valve V1, and a magnetic sensor M2 that is attached to a surface acing the stem 53, inside the pressing adapter 52 that presses a peripheral edge of a diaphragm 51, and detects a change in a distance between the magnet M1 and the magnetic sensor M2. Further, an abnormality determination mechanism compares the change in the distance between the magnet M1 and the magnetic sensor M2 at the time of abnormality diagnosis detected by the magnetic sensor M2 and a previously measured change in the distance between the magnet M and the magnetic sensor M2 at the time of normality, and determines whether or not there is an abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Ryutaro Tanno, Kenji Aikawa, Akihiro Harada, Yuya Suzuki, Takahiro Matsuda, Katsunori Komehana, Masahiko Ochiishi, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10858751
    Abstract: A surface-treated steel sheet for cans forming a coating of a compound containing chiefly Zr and containing F, the amount of Zr being 80 to 200 mg/m2 and the amount of F being not less than 12 mg/m2 in the coating on the surface that becomes the outer surface side of the can. The surface-treated steel sheet is capable of effectively preventing the resin coating from peeling on the outer surface side of the can at dented portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD., TOYO KOHAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhide Aihara, Wataru Kurokawa, Munemitsu Hirotsu, Kunihiro Yoshimura, Satoko Harada, Kousuke Sasaki, Masahiko Matsukawa, Miwa Uchikawa, Keisuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10850438
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an injection apparatus including a flow path switching mechanism that is simple in construction and low in cost. [Solution] An injection apparatus (1) includes a plasticization device (2) for melting resin, a first and second plunger injection devices (4, 5) for measuring an amount of resin and injecting the resin, an injecting portion (8), and a flow path switching block (7) that connects the plasticization device, the first and second plunger injection devices and the injecting portion together. A first to fourth connecting flow paths (23a, 23b) and a flow path switching valve (21) are provided in the flow path switching block (7). The plasticization device (2), the first plunger injection device (4), the injecting portion (8) and the second plunger injection device (5) are connected to the first to fourth connecting flow paths (23a, 23b), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Yasue, Masahiko Taketani, Kazuya Tsuji, Shigeki Inoue, Shoso Nishida, Daigo Saga, Takashi Harada
  • Publication number: 20200363826
    Abstract: To diagnose an abnormality of a fluid control device from an operation of an entire fluid supply line including a plurality of fluid control devices. Provided is an abnormality diagnosis method of a fluid supply line including a plurality of fluid control devices F, V1, and V2 communicating with each other fluid-tightly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Ryutaro Tanno, Kenji Aikawa, Akihiro Harada, Yuya Suzuki, Takahiro Matsuda, Katsunori Komehana, Masahiko Ochiishi, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20200327210
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an authenticating unit, a first communication interface, a second communication interface, an image forming unit, and a managing unit. The first communication interface is disposed for communication with an external apparatus, the second communication interface differs from the first communication interface and can connect to an external apparatus if a predetermined requirement for operation is satisfied. The image forming unit forms an image on a medium in accordance with an execution instruction received from an external apparatus via the first communication interface or the second communication interface. The managing unit handles one process performed by the image forming unit separately from the image forming unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiko HARADA
  • Publication number: 20200301401
    Abstract: A tool is equipped with a torque sensor, suited for a tightening task of a fastening component of a device such as a fluid control system that requires a large number of fastening components for assembly and has a narrow space for access to the fastening components, and capable of automatically detecting a tightening torque. The tool includes a torque sensor capable of detecting a tightening torque for tightening a fastening component acting on a bit. The torque sensor initiates measurement of the tightening torque when the tightening torque detected exceeds a set threshold value, completes measurement when the tightening torque detected falls below the set threshold value and a set time elapses, and outputs torque-related data formed on the basis of measurement data from measurement initiation to measurement completion and including a measurement time. The torque-related data includes a peak value of the measurement data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicants: CONNECTEC JAPAN Corporation, FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kazutoshi HORIKAWA, Toru NEBASHI, Hidekazu MACHIDA, Nozomi SHIMOISHIZAKA, Akihiro HARADA, Masahiko OCHIISHI, Yoshiaki YAMATO, Hiroki KARUBE, Mutsunori KOYOMOGI, Tsutomu SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20200285256
    Abstract: An entire fluid supply line constituted by a plurality of fluid control devices is precisely monitored. In addition, the control accuracy of the fluid supply line is improved by suppressing variations in operations of the fluid control devices. A fluid supply line L1 formed from a plurality of fluid control devices F1 and V11 to V14 communicating with each other in a fluid-tight manner includes: a first connection means that connects between a mechanism outside the fluid supply line L1 and a fluid control device on the fluid supply line L1 and F1; and a second connection means that branches from the first connection means on the fluid supply line L1 and is connected to other fluid control devices F1 and V11 to V14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Ryutaro Tanno, Kenji Aikawa, Akihiro Harada, Yuya Suzuki, Takahiro Matsuda, Katsunori Komehana, Masahiko Ochiishi, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20200238485
    Abstract: To provide a manual tool excellent in workability and operability and capable of precise tightening torque management, a manual tool includes a grip including a bit holding part that detachably holds a bit, and a torque sensor that is of a magnetostrictive type, and includes a detecting pan that is penetrated by the bit held by the bit holding part and surrounds an outer periphery of the bit, the torque sensor is capable of contactlessly detecting a torque acting on the bit, and is detachably provided to the grip. The torque sensor can be configured to be formed so as to be mountable to the grip with the bit mounted to the bit holding part of the grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicants: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED, Sasada Magnetics and Sensors Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro HARADA, Masahiko OCHIISHI, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Ichiro SASADA
  • Publication number: 20200225686
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to improve the accuracy of control of a material gas by providing a valve with simplified wiring and a fluid supply line equipped with the valve. A valve V includes a valve body 3 and a driving pressure control device 4 coupled to the valve body 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Ryutaro Tanno, Kenji Aikawa, Akihiro Harada, Yuya Suzuki, Takahiro Matsuda, Katsunori Komehana, Masahiko Ochiishi, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10707015
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated iron core includes setting a blanking position on a strip-shaped workpiece for iron core pieces each including a yoke piece part having a linear shape and a magnetic pole piece part extending from the yoke piece part, such that a pair of iron core pieces are opposed each other and the magnetic pole piece part of one iron core piece is arranged between adjacent magnetic pole piece parts of the other iron core piece among the pair of iron core pieces, simultaneously blanking a front end side of the magnetic pole piece part and a back surface side of the yoke piece part of the one iron core piece from the strip-shaped workpiece before simultaneously blanking those of the other iron core piece from the strip-shaped workpiece, and blanking the iron core pieces from the strip-shaped workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC., MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Hashimoto, Masahiko Furuta, Toshio Goto, Yoshihiro Harada, Yoshiro Imazawa
  • Publication number: 20200099822
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first reception unit, a first transmission unit, and a processing unit. The first reception unit receives a use request for use of specific data, which are necessary when using the apparatus itself, from a terminal device held by a user of the apparatus itself. The first transmission unit transmits positional information which indicates a position, in a data management apparatus that manages the specific data, at which the specific data which are available to the user are stored, to the terminal device in response to reception of the use request. The processing unit performs a process that uses at least part of the specific data in response to reception of an instruction for the process from the terminal device which references the specific data by connecting to the position which is indicated by the positional information in the data management apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi ICHIMURA, Masahiko HARADA
  • Publication number: 20200080663
    Abstract: A cause of abnormality of a fluid control device and/or data with which abnormality can be predicted can be collected to be analyzed, and abnormality can be predicted based on a result of the analysis. A fluid control device 8 and a server 72 are configured to be able to communicate with each other through networks NW1 and 2. The fluid control device 8 includes an operation information acquisition mechanism that acquires a plurality of types of operation information about the fluid control device 8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Yuya Suzuki, Katsunori Komehana, Masahiko Ochiishi, Akihiro Harada, Ryutaro Tanno, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20200071443
    Abstract: A graft copolymer (C) having a main chain portion of a precursor polymer (A) and a graft portion from a polymer (B), wherein a core portion of the solid product comprises the main chain portion derived from (A), a shell portion comprises the graft portion derived from (B), and the solid product satisfies: Infrared absorption spectroscopic measurement of a section passing through a center (x) of the solid product, a point (z) on a surface where a distance between the center (x) and the surface is shortest, and a middle point (y) of a line connecting the center (x) and the point (z), absorbance (Abs) satisfies X<0.01, Y<0.01, and Z?0.01, wherein X, Y, and Z represent values of Abs (key band of the polymer (B))/Abs (key band of the polymer (A)) at the center (x), the middle point (y) and the point (z).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Akihide MORI, Masahiko OKAMOTO, Katsuyoshi HARADA, Takahiro YAMADA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Kiyoshi TAKAHASHI, Kiyoshi YAMAMURA, Koutarou SUZUKI, Ryouichi SEKI, Shinya MATSUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10549430
    Abstract: A mapping method includes: acquiring first map information created in advance, including information about a surrounding area of a mobile robot; acquiring second map information including information about the surrounding area by a sensor of the mobile robot; receiving third map information including information about the surrounding area from an environmental sensor node; (i) in the third map information, if a place exists in which an amount of change over time is equal to or greater than a certain threshold value, removing information about the place in each of the first and the second map information corresponding to that place, or alternatively, increasing the variance of information about the place in each of the first and the second map information corresponding to that place; and (ii) creating map information using the first and the second map information subjected to the removal or the variance increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yohei Nakata, Kazuma Takeuchi, Masahiko Saito, Naoyuki Harada, Shuhei Matsui, Kensuke Wakasugi
  • Publication number: 20190382403
    Abstract: Provided are a novel compound having CDK8 and/or CDK19 inhibitory activity, and a production method for Tregs. The treatment of T cells with a CDK8 and/or CDK19 inhibitor induces Foxp3 in the T cells. Foxp3+ T cells can be induced by treating Foxp3? T cells with the CDK8 and/or CDK19 inhibitor in vitro. Thus, Tregs can be induced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicants: Kyoto University, Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Shimon SAKAGUCHI, Naganari OHKURA, Norihisa MIKAMI, Shuh NARUMIYA, Masahiko AKAMATSU, Guliang XIA, Hironori HARADA, Naoto NAKAMURA, Satoru UJIHARA, Hisao HAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10496105
    Abstract: A method includes, with a sensor mounted on a vehicle, measuring information of an infrastructure used by the vehicle, and first drive assisting information that is used to perform a drive assisting operation of the vehicle, transmitting the information of the infrastructure to an infrastructure inspection apparatus mounted in the infrastructure when the sensor measures the information of the infrastructure, receiving, from the infrastructure inspection apparatus, second drive assisting information that is used to perform the drive assisting operation of the vehicle, performing the drive assisting operation of the vehicle in response to the first drive assisting information if the sensor measures the first drive assisting information, and performing the drive assisting operation of the vehicle in response to the second drive assisting information if the sensor measures the information of the infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Naoyuki Harada, Masahiko Saito, Yohei Nakata, Kazuma Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190241749
    Abstract: The invention provides an aqueous silicone resin emulsion for preparing a coating composition, an aqueous coating composition using the same, and a method for producing an aqueous clear coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON PAINT INDUSTRIAL COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji ITO, Takehiro OJIMA, Masahiko HARADA, Hiroki ANDO
  • Patent number: 9932491
    Abstract: A method for preparing an emulsion for a cationic electrodeposition coating composition at an emulsification field, wherein the method includes synthesizing a base resin for a cationic electrodeposition coating composition, removing the base resin in a liquid state from a reaction vessel and then changing the resin into a solid state, and optionally, adjusting a size of the resin into an predetermined size, and emulsifying the resin at the emulsification field by adding water and an optional solvent, a neutralizing agent, a curing agent or additives, wherein the base resin is an aminated resin and has a softening point of 20-90° C., and wherein the adjusted shortest size of the base resin is 40 cm or less. Furthermore, the present application relates to a method for transporting a resin for cationic electrodeposition coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hara, Nobuhiro Miyamae, Makoto Andou, Masahiko Harada, Noriyuki Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20180069969
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus forms a virtual image forming apparatus including plural mutually communicably connected image forming apparatuses including at least one functional image forming apparatus having a storage function of storing an image formation request including image information and serving as a master and at least one image forming apparatus serving as a slave. The image forming apparatus includes a transmitting unit and a receiving unit. The transmitting unit transmits master information and first identification information to the at least one image forming apparatus serving as the slave. The master information indicates that the at least one functional image forming apparatus is the master. The first identification information identifies the master. The receiving unit receives second identification information that identifies the at least one image forming apparatus serving as the slave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko HARADA, Akihiro ISHII, Masahide HARADA
  • Publication number: 20150275030
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an efficient transportation of an emulsion for a cationic electrodeposition coating composition, and to reduce transportation costs significantly. The present invention provides a method for preparing an emulsion for a cationic electrodeposition coating composition at an emulsification field, wherein the method comprises: synthesizing a base resin for a cationic electrodeposition coating composition, changing the resin into a solid state after removing the base resin in a liquid state from a reaction vessel, and if necessary, adjusting a size of the resin into an appropriate size, and emulsifying the resin at the emulsification field by adding water and an optional solvent, a neutralizing agent, a curing agent or additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Takeshi Hara, Nobuhiro Miyamae, Makoto Andou, Masahiko Harada, Noriyuki Nakazawa