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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200221686
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to a wrapping tape for repelling insects, the wrapping tape having a number of male engagement elements on a front surface of a tape, and a number of loop-shaped engagement elements on a rear surface of the tape, wherein the male engagement elements and the loop-shaped engagement elements can be engaged each other, and an insect repellent component is applied at least to the front surface of the tape and the male engagement elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: KURARAY FASTENING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouichi KAWABATA, Satoru ONO, Takaya HIRANO, Masahiro SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200208247
    Abstract: A coating weight control apparatus includes: a strip passing position movement amount estimate part configured to estimate an movement amount of a strip passing position, in response to any of activation factors for movement of a strip passing position, that is, a welding point passing, a change in tension, and an operation of a correcting roll; and a nozzle position control part configured to shift each of positions of a front side nozzle and a back side nozzle by an amount corresponding to the movement amount of the strip passing position estimated by the strip passing position movement amount estimate part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro KAYAMA, Shigetoshi KURIHARA, Takanori IWAHIRO, Hisao MORISHITA, Kazuhiko SOGA, Yuta HIRANO
  • Patent number: 10590850
    Abstract: A burner injects a mixture of fuel and air from a base end side far from a combustion chamber toward a distal end side close to the combustion chamber. The burner has a fuel passage having a turn-back part turning back and channeling the fuel between the base end side and the distal end side. The burner has a premixed gas passage formed to surround the fuel passage. The burner has a fuel introduction part introducing the fuel channeled through the fuel passage into the premixed gas passage from the base end side to the distal end side. The burner has an air supply part supplying the premixed gas passage with air on the base end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Ogata, Takeo Oda, Yasuhiro Kinoshita, Kohshi Hirano, Takahiro Uto
  • Publication number: 20200079575
    Abstract: A thermally insulated container includes a container main body having a storage section and an opening, a lid body that covers the opening of the container main body, and an inner box stored in the storage section. The lid body has a convex portion arranged along a periphery of the opening of the container main body and protruding toward an inside of the storage section when the lid body covers the opening. The convex portion faces the inner box, with a gap between the convex portion and the inner box when the lid body covers the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: TOMOAKI KITANO, MASAHIRO KAGIMOTO, TOSHIAKI HIRANO, HIDEJI KAWARAZAKI, SHINYA KOJIMA
  • Patent number: 10564370
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an optical connecting device with a holder having a through hole, multiple optical fibers, a guide member, and a resin body includes steps of: preparing optical-fiber parts to provide the multiple optical fibers; preparing first and second parts to provide the holder, the first and second parts having grooves for providing the through hole of the holder; fixing the parts providing the holder and the optical-fiber parts to each other to form a first product having the through hole produced from the grooves; providing an optical connector tool; positioning a component of the tool in the through hole of the first product to provide the guide member; and thereafter, fixing the component in the through hole with resin to form a second product in which the resin provides the resin body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Hirano, Akira Furuya, Koichi Koyama, Masahiro Shibata
  • Patent number: 10473127
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Komatsu LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Ohshiro, Kenichi Ogasawara, Masahiro Hirano
  • 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