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: 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
  • Patent number: 9126399
    Abstract: In an ink supply method in an ink supply apparatus including an ink fountain storing, a plurality of ink fountain keys, an ink fountain roller, an ink ductor roller, and an ink roller group, the throw-off operation of an ink form roller positioned at the end of the ink roller group is performed after the end of a print job using a preceding printing plate. The ink feed operation of the ink ductor roller is stopped after the end of the print job using the preceding printing plate. The ink roller group is divided into a plurality of roller subgroups after the end of the print job using the preceding printing plate. The ink in some roller subgroups out of the divided roller subgroups is scraped and removed by an ink scraping member. An ink supply apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirano, Keiichi Hosaki
  • Patent number: 9048380
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion material having a novel composition is provided. The thermoelectric conversion material comprises a first dielectric material layer, a second dielectric material layer, and an electron localization layer that is present between the first dielectric material layer and the second dielectric material layer and that has a thickness of 1 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignees: Japan Science and Technology Agency, National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Hideo Hosono, Masahiro Hirano, Hiromichi Ohta, Kunihito Koumoto
  • Patent number: 9022457
    Abstract: A protective device for an onboard electronic equipment includes a vehicle body reinforcing member that is arranged around the electronic equipment, and of which each end is fastened to an onboard fixed member, and in which force required to unfasten one end is less than force required to unfasten the other end, and a protective member that is mounted to a facing surface of the electronic equipment that faces the vehicle body reinforcing member such that, when the electronic equipment moves to the vehicle body reinforcing member side due to receiving force from a side of a vehicle body, the protective member will contact the vehicle body reinforcing member before the electronic equipment does.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirano, Ai Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8997650
    Abstract: An ink supply 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. An ink film thickness distribution corresponding to an image on a printing plate is formed in the ink roller group. The ink roller group is divided into a plurality of roller subgroups. After or before division, a throw-on operation is performed for at least one of the plurality of roller subgroups, and a plate cylinder on which the printing plate to be used for printing of the next job is mounted. Ink in at least one of the plurality of roller subgroups is supplied to the printing plate mounted on the plate cylinder by rotating the plate cylinder and at least one of the plurality of roller subgroups. An ink supply apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Komori Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Nakamura, Masahiro Hirano
  • Patent number: 8955436
    Abstract: An ink film thickness distribution forming method in an ink supply apparatus including an ink fountain. A plurality of ink fountain keys are arranged in the ink fountain. Ink is supplied to an ink fountain roller in accordance with the opening ratios of the plurality of ink fountain keys. Ink is transferred to an ink ductor roller from the ink fountain roller. Ink from the ink doctor roller is transferred to an ink roller group including at least one ink form roller. A throw-off operation of the ink form roller positioned at an end of the ink roller group is performed after the end of a print job. The ink roller group is divided into a plurality of roller subgroups after the end of the print job. The ink in at least one of roller subgroups is removed. An ink film thickness distribution forming apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Komori Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirano, Hiromichi Totsuka
  • Patent number: 8919251
    Abstract: An ink film thickness distribution correction method in an ink supply apparatus including an ink fountain storing an ink, a plurality of ink fountain keys, an ink fountain roller to which the ink is supplied from the ink fountain, an ink ductor roller to which the ink is transferred from the ink fountain roller, and an ink roller group including at least one ink form roller to which the ink transferred to the ink ductor roller is supplied. A 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. An ink film thickness distribution correction apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Komori Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirano, Hiromichi Totsuka
  • Publication number: 20140309912
    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: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirano, Kouichi Mori
  • Publication number: 20140130689
    Abstract: In an ink supply method in an ink supply apparatus including an ink fountain storing, a plurality of ink fountain keys, an ink fountain roller, an ink ductor roller, and an ink roller group, the throw-off operation of an ink form roller positioned at the end of the ink roller group is performed after the end of a print job using a preceding printing plate. The ink feed operation of the ink ductor roller is stopped after the end of the print job using the preceding printing plate. The ink roller group is divided into a plurality of roller subgroups after the end of the print job using the preceding printing plate. The ink in some roller subgroups out of the divided roller subgroups is scraped and removed by an ink scraping member. An ink supply apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirano, Keiichi Hosaki
  • Publication number: 20140130690
    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: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirano, Keiichi Hosaki
  • Publication number: 20130341963
    Abstract: A protective device for an onboard electronic equipment includes a vehicle body reinforcing member that is arranged around the electronic equipment, and of which each end is fastened to an onboard fixed member, and in which force required to unfasten one end is less than force required to unfasten the other end, and a protective member that is mounted to a facing surface of the electronic equipment that faces the vehicle body reinforcing member such that, when the electronic equipment moves to the vehicle body reinforcing member side due to receiving force from a side of a vehicle body, the protective member will contact the vehicle body reinforcing member before the electronic equipment does.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Hirano, Ai Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20130305941
    Abstract: An ink supply 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. An ink film thickness distribution corresponding to an image on a printing plate is formed in the ink roller group. The ink roller group is divided into a plurality of roller subgroups. After or before division, a throw-on operation is performed for at least one of the plurality of roller subgroups, and a plate cylinder on which the printing plate to be used for printing of the next job is mounted. Ink in at least one of the plurality of roller subgroups is supplied to the printing plate mounted on the plate cylinder by rotating the plate cylinder and at least one of the plurality of roller subgroups. An ink supply apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Nakamura, Masahiro Hirano