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: 20220243592
    Abstract: A repair method for a gas turbine blade comprises: a step of removing a thermal barrier coating to expose at least part of a base material of the gas turbine blade; a first etching step of etching the exposed base material; a first identification step of identifying a base material deterioration layer that is harder than the base material from the etched base material; a first removal step of removing the identified base material deterioration layer if the base material deterioration layer is identified in the first identification step; and a step of applying a thermal barrier coating to the exposed base material after it is determined that there is no base material deterioration layer in the first identification step, or after the base material deterioration layer is removed in the first removal step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Katsumi NAMBA, Masahiro YAMADA, Masaharu ISHIDA, Ryosuke KIMURA, Rin OKAYASU, Yosuke KAWACHI, Yasuki DATE
  • Patent number: 11402786
    Abstract: A recording medium conveyance device includes storage that stores a recording medium, a conveyer that takes out the recording medium stored in the storage and conveys the recording medium as a conveyed object, an ultrasonic sensor that outputs a value indicating an attenuation amount of an ultrasonic wave caused by the conveyed object and a hardware processor, wherein the hardware processor executes an overlay detection process of detecting whether the conveyed object is in an overlay state in which a gap is present based on a result of output by the ultrasonic sensor, and prevents execution of the overlay detection process with respect to a first conveyed object that is to be conveyed first by the conveyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Taku Kimura, Masahiro Nonoyama, Junichi Masuda, Masahiro Kamiya, Katsuhide Sakai
  • Publication number: 20220234327
    Abstract: A decorative molded body (1) comprises: a transparent layer (10) having an exposed surface (11) and an uneven back surface (12) on an opposite side of the exposed surface (11); a molded layer (50) disposed to face the back surface (12) of the transparent layer (10); a decorative film (30) formed in a predetermined contour shape, disposed to be sandwiched between the back surface (12) of the transparent layer (10) and the molded layer (50), and formed to follow an unevenness of the back surface (12) of the transparent layer (10), the decorative film (30) being visible through the transparent layer (10) from the exposed surface (11) of the transparent layer (10); and a sealing member (60) disposed in a periphery shape on an outer periphery side of the decorative film (30) and burying an outer periphery edge of the decorative film (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Onishi, Kenji Kimura, Takahiro Shinozaki, Yasuyuki Miwa
  • Patent number: 11396514
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of general formula (I) (wherein X is as described in the present description and claims), or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutical composition containing that compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Ken-ichi Komori, Akishi Ninomiya, Shigeru Ushiyama, Masaru Shinohara, Koji Ito, Tetsuo Kawaguchi, Yasunori Tokunaga, Hiroyoshi Kawada, Haruka Yamada, Yusuke Shiraishi, Masahiro Kojima, Masaaki Ito, Tomio Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220229389
    Abstract: An image formation apparatus includes: an image former that forms an image on a recording medium delivered along a predetermined delivery path and outputs the recording medium; a first hardware processor that judges whether or not the recording medium is an envelope; a second hardware processor that acquires a basis weight of the recording medium; a third hardware processor that determines control for when an image is formed on the recording medium on the basis of a judgment result from the first hardware processor and a basis weight acquired by the second hardware processor; and a fourth hardware processor that controls operation of the image former on the basis of a determination result from the third hardware processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: MASAHIRO NONOYAMA, MASAHIRO KAMIYA, KATSUHIDE SAKAI, JUNICHI MASUDA, TAKU KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220227031
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for manufacturing a decorative molded body and a method for manufacturing a processed product using the decorative molded body. The method for manufacturing the decorative molded body includes: a film preparation step of molding a decorative film in a planar shape; a molding preparation step of, in a mold, disposing a transparent layer as an insert and disposing the decorative film of the planar shape; and a film forming step of, while supplying in the mold a material of a molded layer and molding the molded layer, forming the decorative film to follow an unevenness of a back surface of the transparent layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Onishi, Kenji Kimura, Takahiro Shinozaki, Yasuyuki Miwa
  • Publication number: 20220230918
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention is a method for producing a substrate having through-silicon vias, the method including a preparation step of preparing a silicon substrate provided with through-holes, in which the through-holes communicate with both principal surfaces; a copper sintered body formation step of forming a copper sintered body having a porous structure such that the copper sintered body fills at least the through-holes; a resin impregnation step of impregnating the copper sintered body with a curable resin composition; and a resin curing step of curing the curable resin composition impregnated into the copper sintered body to form an electric conductor that includes the copper sintered body having pores filled with a resin cured product, and providing through-silicon vias in the through-holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshinori EJIRI, Hideo NAKAKO, Yuki KAWANA, Motoki YONEKURA, Shinichirou SUKATA, Manabu ISHII, Masaru FUJITA, Michiko NATORI, Masahiro KIMURA, Ryo HONNA
  • Publication number: 20220223294
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire biological information of plural users determined to be within a predetermined area and operate an apparatus based on the biological information of the plural users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Agama-X Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motofumi BABA, Masahiro SATO, Kengo TOKUCHI, Kiichiro ARIKAWA, Monta IDO, Kosuke AOKI, Tadashi SUTO, Tsutomu KIMURA, Hanako KARIYA
  • Patent number: 11372036
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Sasai, Masahiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220189089
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus configured to control display on a user interface includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire recipe data regarding a processing condition of a substrate processing apparatus configured to process a substrate and layout data regarding a layout of a processed portion of the substrate processed by the substrate processing apparatus, and a display control unit configured to perform control to display, on the user interface, information regarding the layout data and information regarding the recipe data related to the layout data, the layout data and the recipe data being acquired by the acquisition unit, in association with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventor: Masahiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220152720
    Abstract: A welding control device configured to control a position control object which includes at least one of a welding wire used to weld a welding object or an electrode for melting the welding wire includes a first decision unit for deciding an actual position of the position control object based on a welding feature amount detected from an image which is shot to include at least the position control object, a second decision unit for deciding a target position which is a target of the actual position according to an input condition based on the input condition which includes at least one of attitude information of the electrode when the welding object is welded or shape information of the welding object, and a control unit for performing position control of the position control object so that the actual position becomes the target position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Yusuke HAZUI, Koki TATEISHI, Naoki SUDA, Kazuhiko KAMO, Masahiro KIMURA, Yusuke SANO, Yasushi NISHIJIMA
  • Patent number: 11290275
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kimura, Yoshinari Ojima
  • Patent number: 11235989
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shun Shimura, Masayuki Hanakawa, Kenta Iwai, Tamotsu Kitade, Masahiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220029185
    Abstract: A power generation system, includes: a fuel cell that includes a negative electrode and a positive electrode and is configured to generate electric power by chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen; a separator that includes a hydrogen-permselective separation membrane and is configured to obtain permeated gas and non-permeated gas from mixed gas; and a negative electrode gas supply passage configured to supply the mixed gas containing hydrogen to the separator and supply the permeated gas obtained by the separator to the negative electrode. The separation membrane includes a porous support layer and a separation functional layer provided on the porous support layer. The separation functional layer contains at least one kind of chemical compound selected from the group consisting of polyamide, graphene, MOF (Metal Organic Framework), and COF (Covalent Organic Framework).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takahiro TOKUYAMA, Rina IIZUKA, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Masahiro KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220029178
    Abstract: A power generation system, includes: a fuel cell that includes a negative electrode supplied with hydrogen-containing gas and a positive electrode supplied with oxygen-containing gas, and is configured to generate electric power by chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen; a separator that includes a hydrogen-permselective separation membrane and is configured to obtain permeated gas and non-permeated gas from mixed gas; and a circulating passage through which negative electrode-side exhaust gas of the fuel cell is sent to the separator, and through which the permeated gas is supplied to the negative electrode. The separation membrane includes a porous support layer and a separation functional layer provided on the porous support layer. The separation functional layer contains at least one kind of chemical compound selected from the group consisting of polyamide, graphene, MOF (Metal Organic Framework), and COF (Covalent Organic Framework).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takahiro TOKUYAMA, Rina IIZUKA, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Masahiro KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220029177
    Abstract: A power generation system, includes: a fuel cell that includes a negative electrode and a positive electrode and is configured to generate electric power by chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen; a separator that includes an oxygen-permselective separation membrane and is configured to obtain permeated gas and non-permeated gas from mixed gas; and a positive electrode gas supply passage through which the mixed gas is supplied to the separator and the obtained permeated gas is supplied to the positive electrode. The separation membrane includes a porous support layer and a separation functional layer provided on the porous support layer. The separation functional layer contains at least one kind of chemical compound selected from the group consisting of polyamide, graphene, MOF (Metal Organic Framework), and COF (Covalent Organic Framework).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takahiro TOKUYAMA, Rina IIZUKA, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Masahiro KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220019706
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a design assist device that handles a component, wherein it is possible to prevent an unnecessary model replacement process for an altered component. [Solution] When an indication for altering a design component is made, determination is made as to whether or not the indication of alteration falls under the category of an indication of specific alteration and, when determined as being an indication of specific alteration (Yes in STEP 1), an alteration corresponding to the indication of specific alteration is carried out without performing a model replacement process, or when determined as not being an indication of specific alteration (No in STEP 1), a model replacement process is carried out (STEP 9). The above process makes it possible to prevent an unnecessary model replacement process from being carried out, so that association between each component after alteration is maintained and the time and effort of a designer can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventor: Masahiro KIMURA
  • Patent number: 11198100
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Hamada, Jun Okabe, Takafumi Ogawa, Koji Nakatsuji, Masahiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20210329142
    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 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Keiichiro FUKUMASU, Tomoyuki MOKUO, Masahiro KIMURA, Sota ISHIBASHI, Yasuki NOGAMI
  • Patent number: 11141698
    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: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shun Shimura, Kenta Iwai, Masayuki Hanakawa, Tamotsu Kitade, Masahiro Kimura, Atsushi Kobayashi, Aya Nishio