Patents by Inventor Masahiro Kimura

Masahiro Kimura 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: 20210114131
    Abstract: A welding control device includes an actual position determination part configured to determine an actual position of the position control target on the basis of a weld characteristic amount detected from a captured image captured so as to include at least the position control target, the welding characteristic amount including at least one of a wire position of the weld wire or an electrode position of the electrode; a target position determination part configured to determine a target position being a target of the actual position corresponding to a weld condition for welding the weld target; and a position control part configured to execute a position control of the position control target to bring the actual position to the target position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hazui, Koki Tateishi, Naoki Suda, Kazuhiko Kamo, Masahiro Kimura, Yusuke Sano, Yasushi Nishijima
  • Patent number: 10974199
    Abstract: This hollow fiber membrane module is provided with: a cylindrical case having a first end and a second end in the direction of height; a plurality of hollow fiber membranes accommodated in the cylindrical case; and a first potting unit attaching the end parts of the plurality of hollow fiber membranes positioned at the first end of the cylindrical case while the end parts are open. The hollow fiber membranes have a rupture strength of 23 MPa or more. The filling rate for the hollow fiber membranes is 40-80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kobayashi, Kenta Iwai, Masayuki Hanakawa, Tamotsu Kitade, Masahiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10974205
    Abstract: A composite semipermeable membrane includes a porous supporting membrane and a separation functional layer, in which, in cross-sections having a length of 2.0 ?m in a membrane surface direction, the average number density of projections in the separation functional layer which have a height of one-fifth or more of the 10-point average surface roughness is 10.0-30.0 projections/?m and the projections have an average height less than 100 nm, and in which a water production rate and a salt rejection are predetermined values or more after an aqueous solution is passed through under certain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Harutoki Shimura, Yoshie Marutani, Koji Nakatsuji, Kiyohiko Takaya, Masakazu Koiwa, Takao Sasaki, Masahiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10974206
    Abstract: In order to provide a composite semipermeable membrane which combines strength and water permeability, the present invention provides a composite semipermeable membrane including: a supporting membrane including a substrate and a porous support; and a separation functional layer disposed on the porous support, in which the substrate has a weight A per unit area, a portion of the porous support which is located within the substrate has a weight B per unit area, and a sum of the weight A and the weight B, (A+B), is 30 to 100 g/m2, and a ratio between the weight A and the weight B, B/A, is 0.10 to 0.60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shuji Furuno, Yoshiki Okamoto, Hiroho Hirozawa, Masahiro Kimura, Takao Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10940010
    Abstract: The artificial joint of the present invention is provided with a cup having a first housing part that opens on one first-direction side, an insert that is housed in the first housing part and has a second housing part that opens on one first-direction side, a movable member having a spherical head part rotatably housed in the second housing part and a neck part extending from the head part, and a connecting part that connects the insert to the cup pivotably around a pivotal axis extending in a second direction; the neck part contacting an edge part of the insert by pivoting around the pivotal axis; the insert pivoting around the pivotal axis; and part of the opposite side of the side pushed in by the neck part across the pivotal axis protruding from the cup to one first-direction side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Nexmed International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200412897
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a first posture detection unit that detects a first posture that is a posture of the apparatus main body when not in use, a second posture detection unit that detects a second posture that is a posture of the apparatus main body when in use, and a posture change detection unit that detects a change in a posture of the apparatus main body. When the first posture detection unit detects a switchover of the apparatus main body to the first posture in a first power supply mode in which power is supplied to the first posture detection unit, the second posture detection unit, and the posture change detection unit, the first power supply mode transitions to the second power supply mode in which a controller supplies power to only the posture change detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Keiichiro FUKUMASU, Tomoyuki MOKUO, Masahiro KIMURA, Sota ISHIBASHI, Yasuki NOGAMI
  • Publication number: 20200348347
    Abstract: A sensor device includes: a sensor unit that generates a detection signal having the same detection frequency as an entered sinusoidal analog signal and matching a physical quantity to be detected; a reference signal generating unit that generates a reference signal having the detection frequency, according to the entered analog signal; converting units that convert the detection signal and reference signal to digital signals in synchronization with a clock signal; a demodulating unit that multiplies the digital detection signal by each of two sinusoidal synchronization signals having the detection frequency, the phases of the two synchronization signals being shifted from each other by one-fourth of a cycle, and generates two demodulated signals free from a harmonic component; and a correcting unit that corrects the demodulated signals according to the digital reference signal so as to suppress variations, in the demodulated signals, caused by variations in the clock signal phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kiyoshi SASAI, Masahiro KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10812008
    Abstract: A motor apparatus includes a motor body, a circuit board, a driver, and a voice detector. The circuit board, which is connected to the motor body, supplies driving electric power to the motor body. The driver, which is mounted on the circuit board, converts power source electric power to the driving electric power. The voice detector, which is mounted on the circuit board, detects a voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kimura, Hirotaka Takahashi, Masaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10766007
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hollow fiber membrane module that can effectively resolve the accumulation of suspended solids within the membrane module, lower running costs, and also operate stably. The present invention relates to a hollow fiber membrane molecule provided with: a cylindrical case having a first end and a second end in the direction of height; a plurality of hollow fiber membranes accommodated within the cylindrical case; and a first potting part accommodated within the cylindrical case and attaching the plurality of hollow fiber membranes together such that the end parts of the plurality of hollow membrane fibers at a first end side of the cylindrical case are open. The hollow fiber membranes are porous hollow fiber membranes having a breaking strength of 23 MPa, and the hollow membrane module has a membrane area per unit volume of 800-3700 m2/m3. The filling fraction for the hollow fiber membranes in a cross-section orthogonal to the direction of height of the cylindrical case is 25-38%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shun Shimura, Kenta Iwai, Masayuki Hanakawa, Tamotsu Kitade, Masahiro Kimura, Atsushi Kobayashi, Aya Nishio
  • Publication number: 20200246756
    Abstract: The porous hollow-fiber membrane of the present invention comprises a fluororesin polymer, and has columnar structures oriented in the longitudinal direction thereof. In the porous hollow-fiber membrane, molecular chains of the fluororesin polymer have been oriented in the longitudinal direction of the porous hollow-fiber membrane and have an average value ? of Raman orientation parameter of 1.5-4.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kenta IWAI, Masayuki HANAKAWA, Tamotsu KITADE, Masahiro KIMURA, Toshiyuki ISHIZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200246759
    Abstract: The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a separation film mainly comprising a cellulose-based resin having high permeability. The present invention pertains to a separation film containing a cellulose ester, wherein the separation film is provided with a bicontinuous structure comprising voids and phases containing the cellulose ester, and the width of the voids is 1 to 200 nm inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Koichi TAKADA, Gohei YAMAMURA, Ryuichiro HIRANABE, Masayuki HANAKAWA, Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, Takaaki MIHARA, Masahiro KIMURA, Hiroki TOMIOKA
  • Publication number: 20200206689
    Abstract: This hollow fiber membrane module is provided with: a cylindrical case having a first end and a second end in the direction of height; a plurality of hollow fiber membranes accommodated in the cylindrical case; and a first potting unit attaching the end parts of the plurality of hollow fiber membranes positioned at the first end of the cylindrical case while the end parts are open. The hollow fiber membranes have a rupture strength of 23 MPa or more. The filling rate for the hollow fiber membranes is 40-80%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi KOBAYASHI, Kenta IWAI, Masayuki HANAKAWA, Tamotsu KITADE, Masahiro KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200188861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite semipermeable membrane including: a supporting membrane including a substrate and a porous supporting layer; and a separation functional layer disposed on the porous supporting layer, in which the separation functional layer includes: a crosslinked polyamide; and a hydrophilic polymer which is a polymer of a monomer having an ethylenically unsaturated group, and a surface of the separation functional layer has a ratio of the number of oxygen atoms to the number of nitrogen atoms (O/N ratio), both determined by X-ray photoelectron spectrometry, of 1.5-10, and a standard deviation of the O/N ratio of 0.15 or larger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi HAMADA, Jun OKABE, Takafumi OGAWA, Koji NAKATSUJI, Masahiro KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200158180
    Abstract: A manufacturing device manufactures a bearing unit including an inner ring member outwardly fitted onto an end portion of a shaft main body of an inner shaft on one side in an axial direction and fixed by a swaged portion extending from the end portion. The manufacturing device includes: a rotating mechanism including a rotor which holds the other side of the inner shaft in the axial direction from below and rotates the inner shaft about a center axis of the inner shaft while the center axis is aligned with an up-down direction, the rotor being mounted below a processing area of the bearing unit; and a swaging mechanism mounted above the processing area and including a punch which is brought into contact with the swaged portion to plastically deform the swaged portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke TANAKA, Masato NAKAGAWA, Masato FUKUI, Kei SUMIMOTO, Mitsumoto INOGUCHI, Hiroyuki SHINODA, Masahiro KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10651060
    Abstract: A substrate treating method dries a substrate on a surface of which a predetermined pattern is formed. The substrate treating method includes: a washing step of washing the substrate by immersing the substrate into a washing liquid after the washing liquid is stored into the treating tank in a sealed chamber; a decompression step of decompressing an inside of the chamber; a lifting step of lifting the substrate from the washing liquid stored in the treating tank; a liquid discharge step of discharging the washing liquid from the treating tank; and a hydrophobing step of replacing an atmosphere in the chamber with a hydrophobic agent and performing a hydrophobing treatment on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Yamaguchi, Masahiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10636682
    Abstract: In a substrate processing apparatus, the inner peripheral edge of a second-cup canopy part radially opposes an outer peripheral surface of an opposing-member side wall part. This suppresses dispersion of processing liquids to above a cup part. A second-cup gap distance that is a radial distance between the outer peripheral surface of the opposing-member side wall part and the inner peripheral edge of the second-cup canopy part is greater than a holder gap distance that is a radial distance between the inner peripheral surface of the opposing-member side wall part and the outer peripheral surface of the substrate holder. This prevents or suppresses the possibility that, when a second processing liquid dispersed from a substrate is received by a second cup, the second processing liquid may be pushed downward by a downward airflow. Accordingly, a plurality of types of processing liquids will be separately received by a plurality of cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kikumoto, Masahiro Kimura, Shuichi Yasuda, Kazuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 10614984
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fuse unit which facilitates a work such as inspection and a method of manufacturing the fuse unit. Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a fuse unit, which has a metal part including an input terminal and an external connection terminal and a connector part for attaching an external terminal C3 to the external connection terminal and is manufactured by integrating the metal part and a resin covering body by insert molding. In this manufacturing method, the metal part and the resin covering body are integrated by insert molding such that a distal end of the external connection terminal of the metal part protrudes from the resin covering body, and then, the connector part separate from the resin covering body is attached to the resin covering body so that the external connection terminal protruding from the resin covering body can be connected to the external terminal C3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PACIFIC ENGINEERING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kimura, Toshihisa Iwakura
  • Publication number: 20200092100
    Abstract: An authentication apparatus of embodiments has a counter circuit and a pseudo-pass generating circuit. The counter circuit counts the number of times an inputted cryptographic key and a cryptographic key set in advance consecutively do not match. The pseudo-pass generating circuit outputs a pseudo-pass response when the number of times the keys consecutively do not match, which is counted by the counter circuit, exceeds a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro Kimura, Yoshinari Ojima
  • Patent number: 10510505
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fuse unit, which reduces the number of components of a bus bar and eliminates alignment of tuning fork terminals, and a method of manufacturing the fuse unit. Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a fuse unit, which includes a bus bar including a battery terminal, a fuse connection terminal, and an external connection terminal and is manufactured by integrating the bus bar and a resin covering body by insert molding. In this manufacturing method, the fuse connection terminal is constituted of an input side tuning fork terminal connected to the battery terminal and an output side tuning fork terminal connected to the external connection terminal, the input side tuning fork terminal and the output side tuning fork terminal are connected by a joining portion so as to face each other, the bus bar including the fuse connection terminal is integrated with the resin covering body by insert molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: PACIFIC ENGINEERING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kimura, Toshihisa Iwakura
  • Publication number: 20190330085
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite porous hollow-fiber membrane including a first layer and a second layer which each include a fluororesin-based polymer, in which at least a part of molecular chains of the fluororesin-based polymer is oriented in a longitudinal direction of the composite porous hollow-fiber membrane, the molecular chains of the fluororesin-based polymer have a degree of orientation it in the longitudinal direction of the composite porous hollow-fiber membrane of 0.4 or higher but less than 1.0, the degree of orientation it being calculated with the specific formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shun SHIMURA, Masayuki HANAKAWA, Kenta IWAI, Tamotsu KITADE, Masahiro KIMURA