Patents by Inventor Masahiro Hirano

Masahiro 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: 20190232782
    Abstract: A lid device includes an opening former, a lid, and a connector. The opening former is provided with an opening. The lid opens and closes the opening in the opening former. The connector intervenes between the opening former and the lid, and connects the opening former with the lid. The opening former includes a first gear. The lid includes a second gear. The connector includes a third gear meshing with both of the first gear and the second gear. The opening former and connector are made turnable relatively to one another about the axial center of the first gear. The lid and connector are made turnable relatively to one another about the axial center of the second gear. The connector interlocks the opening former turning relatively to the connector and the lid turning relatively to the connector with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Maki TAKEUCHI, Masahiro OGATA, Takashi HIRANO
  • Patent number: 10265945
    Abstract: Correction values (??1-??n) according to image area ratios in ranges of a printing plate of a preceding print job corresponding to ink fountain keys (4-1-4-n) are obtained. Opening amounts (?1b-?nb) of the ink fountain keys (4-1-4-n) corresponding to the image of the printing plate (7?) of a next print job are corrected by correction values (??1-??n) to obtain corrected opening amounts (?1b?-?nb?). In a state in which ink in an ink roller group (6) has been decreased by scraping and removing it by an ink scraper blade (15) and in a state in which the opening amounts of the ink fountain keys (4-1-4-n ) have been set to the corrected opening amounts (?1b?-?nb?), an ink film thickness distribution corresponding to the image of the printing plate of the next print job is formed on the ink roller group (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Hirano
  • Publication number: 20190093684
    Abstract: A fan drive system includes a hydraulic pump, a hydraulic motor that rotates a fan on the basis of hydraulic oil supplied from the hydraulic pump, a data acquisition unit that acquires an actual fan speed of the fan, a target amount determination unit that determines a target fan speed of the fan on the basis of a state of an object to be cooled of the fan, and an estimating unit that estimates a state of the hydraulic pump or a state of the hydraulic motor on the basis of a change of a feedback amount that indicates a difference between the target fan speed and the actual fan speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mitsuru Ohshiro, Kenichi Ogasawara, Masahiro Hirano
  • Publication number: 20180323313
    Abstract: A switching element of LCDs or organic EL displays which uses a thin film transistor device, includes: a drain electrode, a source electrode, a channel layer contacting the drain electrode and the source electrode, wherein the channel layer comprises indium-gallium-zinc oxide having a transparent, amorphous state of a composition equivalent to InGaO3(ZnO)m (wherein m is a natural number less than 6) in a crystallized state, and the channel layer has a semi-insulating property represented by an electron mobility of more than 1 cm2/(V·sec) and an electron carrier concentration is less than 1018/cm3, a gate electrode, and a gate insulating film positioned between the gate electrode and the channel layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Hideo HOSONO, Masahiro HIRANO, Hiromichi OTA, Toshio KAMIYA, Kenji NOMURA
  • Patent number: 10032931
    Abstract: A switching element of LCDs or organic EL displays which uses a thin film transistor device, includes: a drain electrode, a source electrode, a channel layer contacting the drain electrode and the source electrode, wherein the channel layer comprises indium-gallium-zinc oxide having a transparent, amorphous state of a composition equivalent to InGaO3(ZnO)m (wherein m is a natural number less than 6) in a crystallized state, and the channel layer has a semi-insulating property represented by an electron mobility of more than 1 cm2/(V·sec) and an electron carrier concentration is less than 1018/cm3, a gate electrode, and a gate insulating film positioned between the gate electrode and the channel layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideo Hosono, Masahiro Hirano, Hiromichi Ota, Toshio Kamiya, Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 10032930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an amorphous oxide and a thin film transistor using the amorphous oxide. In particular, the present invention provides an amorphous oxide having an electron carrier concentration less than 1018/cm3, and a thin film transistor using such an amorphous oxide. In a thin film transistor having a source electrode 6, a drain electrode 5, a gate electrode 4, a gate insulating film 3, and a channel layer 2, an amorphous oxide having an electron carrier concentration less than 1018/cm3 is used in the channel layer 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideo Hosono, Masahiro Hirano, Hiromichi Ota, Toshio Kamiya, Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 9947803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an amorphous oxide and a thin film transistor using the amorphous oxide. In particular, the present invention provides an amorphous oxide having an electron carrier concentration less than 1018/cm3, and a thin film transistor using such an amorphous oxide. In a thin film transistor having a source electrode 6, a drain electrode 5, a gate electrode 4, a gate insulating film 3, and a channel layer 2, an amorphous oxide having an electron carrier concentration less than 1018/cm3 is used in the channel layer 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECH
    Inventors: Hideo Hosono, Masahiro Hirano, Hiromichi Ota, Toshio Kamiya, Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 9670868
    Abstract: When a first automatic stopping condition is established while a vehicle (1A, 1B) is stationary or a second automatic stopping condition is established during travel, an internal combustion engine (2) of the vehicle is automatically stopped. The first automatic stopping condition is established when a battery voltage or a battery state of charge of a battery (21) equals or exceeds a first threshold, and the second automatic stopping condition is established when the battery voltage or the battery state of charge of the battery (21) equals or exceeds a second threshold. By setting the second threshold to be greater than the first threshold, opportunities for automatically stopping the internal combustion engine (2) are secured while satisfying a power requirement of an electrical load (26, 27) during restarting of the internal combustion engine (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Hirano
  • Patent number: 9662874
    Abstract: After the end of a preceding print job, a printing press is stopped, and ink form rollers (6-1 to 6-4) of an ink roller group (6) are thrown off. After that, a printing plate (7) is exchanged with a printing plate (7?) of a next print job, and a blanket (91) mounted on a blanket cylinder (9) is cleaned. The opening amounts of ink fountain keys (4-1 to 4-n) corresponding to the image of the printing plate (7?) of the next print job are obtained. The obtained opening amounts of the ink fountain keys (4-1 to 4-n) are corrected by correction values of the opening amounts of the ink fountain keys (4-1 to 4-n) considering the influence of cleaning of the blanket (91) to obtain corrected opening amounts. In a state in which the opening amounts of the ink fountain keys (4-1 to 4-n) have been set to the corrected opening amounts, a corrected ink film thickness distribution corresponding to the image of the printing plate (7?) of the next print job is formed on the ink roller group (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirano, Yoshihito Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9630397
    Abstract: After the end of a preceding print job, a printing press is stopped, and ink form rollers (6-1 to 6-4) of an ink roller group (6) are thrown off. After that, a printing plate (7) is exchanged with a printing plate (7?) of a next print job, and a blanket (91) mounted on a blanket cylinder (9) is cleaned. The opening amounts of ink fountain keys (4-1 to 4-n) corresponding to the image of the printing plate (7?) of the next print job are obtained. The obtained opening amounts of the ink fountain keys (4-1 to 4-n) are corrected by correction values of the opening amounts of the ink fountain keys (4-1 to 4-n) considering the influence of cleaning of the blanket (91) to obtain corrected opening amounts. In a state in which the opening amounts of the ink fountain keys (4-1 to 4-n) have been set to the corrected opening amounts, a corrected ink film thickness distribution corresponding to the image of the printing plate (7?) of the next print job is formed on the ink roller group (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirano, Yoshihito Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9585250
    Abstract: [Problem to be solved] The present invention provides a conductive paste for constrained firing and a ceramic substrate manufactured with the conductive paste, the conductive paste having an excellent plating resistance and a good adherence against a ceramic substrate and a plated film even after plating treatment, wherein a constraining layer after firing can be easily removed without remaining on a surface conductor in a case where co-firing is performed. [Solution] Provided is a conductive paste comprising 60 to 95 mass % of an Ag powder as the content in a paste composition, 0.5 to 5 mass % of a borosilicate based glass powder relative to the Ag powder, the remainder being a platinum group metal additive and an organic vehicle, wherein the platinum group metal additive contains at least two metals of Ru and Rh, and the content of Ru and the content of Rh in the platinum group metal additive are 0.05 to 5 mass % of Ru and 0.001 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignees: TDK Corporation, Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Tomoaki Kawata, Masahiro Hirano, Shigekazu Onozumi
  • Patent number: 9562480
    Abstract: An automatic engine-stop control device for a vehicle has a coast stop controlling section that stops an engine during a running of the vehicle when a predetermined condition is satisfied, a deceleration detecting section that detects a deceleration level of the vehicle, and an engine-stop time limiting section that limits a time length for which the coast stop controlling section keeps the engine in a stopped state if the deceleration level is smaller than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirano, Kouichi Mori
  • Publication number: 20160318344
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. In a step of laminating belt reinforcing layers on an outer circumferential side of a belt layer constituting a green tire, wherein the belt reinforcing layers cover each of a tire width direction left edge portion and right edge portion of the belt layer and are separated from each other in the tire width direction, each of the belt reinforcing layers is formed by inclining strip members constituting each of the reinforcing layers in a same direction with respect to a tire circumferential direction, and winding the strip members in a spiral-like manner at least one time around in the tire circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Hidefumi Doi, Masahiro Hirano
  • Publication number: 20160288487
    Abstract: Correction values (??1-??n) according to image area ratios in ranges of a printing plate of a preceding print job corresponding to ink fountain keys (4-1-4-n) are obtained. Opening amounts (?1b-?nb) of the ink fountain keys (4-1-4-n) corresponding to the image of the printing plate (7?) of a next print job are corrected by correction values (??1-??n) to obtain corrected opening amounts (?1b?-?nb?). In a state in which ink in an ink roller group (6) has been decreased by scraping and removing it by an ink scraper blade (15) and in a state in which the opening amounts of the ink fountain keys (4-1-4-n) have been set to the corrected opening amounts (?1b?-?nb?), an ink film thickness distribution corresponding to the image of the printing plate of the next print job is formed on the ink roller group (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventor: Masahiro Hirano
  • Publication number: 20160288488
    Abstract: After the end of a preceding print job, a printing press is stopped, and ink form rollers (6-1 to 6-4) of an ink roller group (6) are thrown off. After that, a printing plate (7) is exchanged with a printing plate (7?) of a next print job, and a blanket (91) mounted on a blanket cylinder (9) is cleaned. The opening amounts of ink fountain keys (4-1 to 4-n) corresponding to the image of the printing plate (7?) of the next print job are obtained. The obtained opening amounts of the ink fountain keys (4-1 to 4-n) are corrected by correction values of the opening amounts of the ink fountain keys (4-1 to 4-n) considering the influence of cleaning of the blanket (91) to obtain corrected opening amounts. In a state in which the opening amounts of the ink fountain keys (4-1 to 4-n) have been set to the corrected opening amounts, a corrected ink film thickness distribution corresponding to the image of the printing plate (7?) of the next print job is formed on the ink roller group (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Masahiro HIRANO, Yoshihito NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160058190
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a mounting unit comprises a first member fixed to a vertical mounting surface and a second member fixed to a back cover of a video display apparatus. The first member comprises a first plate substantially parallel to the mounting surface and a cutout which is provided in the first plate and is opened upward. The second member comprises a second plate which is guided by an inner peripheral surface of the cutout to be rotatable inside the cutout, and a third plate inserted between the first plate and the mounting surface, and is attachable to and detachable from the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Keisuke Harita, Masahiro Hirano
  • Patent number: 9269826
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an amorphous oxide and a thin film transistor using the amorphous oxide. In particular, the present invention provides an amorphous oxide having an electron carrier concentration less than 1018/cm3, and a thin film transistor using such an amorphous oxide. In a thin film transistor having a source electrode 6, a drain electrode 5, a gate electrode 4, a gate insulating film 3, and a channel layer 2, an amorphous oxide having an electron carrier concentration less than 1018/cm3 is used in the channel layer 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideo Hosono, Masahiro Hirano, Hiromichi Ota, Toshio Kamiya, Kenji Nomura
  • Patent number: 9249741
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine (2) of a vehicle (1A, 1B) is automatically stopped when a first automatic stopping condition is established while the vehicle is stationary or a second automatic stopping condition is established while the vehicle travels. The first automatic stopping condition requires a road gradient equal to or smaller than a first gradient threshold, and the second automatic stopping condition requires the road gradient equal to or smaller than a second gradient threshold. By setting the second gradient threshold at a smaller value than the first gradient threshold, a feeling of unease experienced by a driver when the engine is stopped on a slope is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Hirano
  • Patent number: 9205641
    Abstract: In an ink film thickness distribution correction method in an ink supply apparatus including an ink fountain, a plurality of ink fountain keys, an ink fountain roller, an ink ductor roller, and an ink roller group including at least one ink form roller, the throw-off operation of the ink form roller positioned at the end of the ink roller group is performed during test printing or final printing. The ink feed operation of the ink ductor roller is stopped during test printing or final printing. The ink roller group is divided into a plurality of roller subgroups during test printing or final printing. The ink in some roller subgroups out of the divided roller subgroups is scraped and removed by an ink scraping member. An ink film thickness distribution correction apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirano, Keiichi Hosaki
  • Publication number: 20150282309
    Abstract: [Problem to be solved] The present invention provides a conductive paste for constrained firing and a ceramic substrate manufactured with the conductive paste, the conductive paste having an excellent plating resistance and a good adherence against a ceramic substrate and a plated film even after plating treatment, wherein a constraining layer after firing can be easily removed without remaining on a surface conductor in a case where co-firing is performed. [Solution] Provided is a conductive paste comprising 60 to 95 mass % of an Ag powder as the content in a paste composition, 0.5 to 5 mass % of a borosilicate based glass powder relative to the Ag powder, the remainder being a platinum group metal additive and an organic vehicle, wherein the platinum group metal additive contains at least two metals of Ru and Rh, and the content of Ru and the content of Rh in the platinum group metal additive are 0.05 to 5 mass % of Ru and 0.001 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicants: TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K., TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Tomoaki Kawata, Masahiro Hirano, Shigekazu Onozumi