Patents by Inventor Masahiro Nakano

Masahiro Nakano 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: 11982555
    Abstract: A thermal sensor device capable of maintaining measurement accuracy for a long period by suppressing plastic deformation due to thermal expansion of the heat generating resistor and reducing resistance change of the heat generating resistor, includes: a substrate having an opening; and a diaphragm having a structure in which a lower film, a heat generating resistor, and an upper film are stacked so as to bridge the opening, in which a film thickness of the lower film is larger than a film thickness of the upper film, an average thermal expansion coefficient of the lower film is larger than an average thermal expansion coefficient of the upper film, the lower film includes a plurality of films having different thermal expansion coefficients, and a film having a largest thermal expansion coefficient among the plurality of films is formed below a thickness center of the lower film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakano, Masahiro Matsumoto, Yasuo Onose, Kazuhiro Ohta
  • Publication number: 20240149025
    Abstract: Provided is a balloon for a balloon catheter that is easy to insert in a body cavity, has good pushability, and can easily incise a stenosis. A balloon for a balloon catheter, having a balloon body (20), the balloon body (20) having a protrusion part (60) that projects outwardly in the radial direction y from its outer surface in the straight tubular part (23) and the proximal tapered part (22), wherein a ratio W1/H1 of a height H1 of the protrusion part (60) and a width W1 of the protrusion part (60) in the straight tubular part (23) is greater than a ratio W2/H2 of a height H2 of the protrusion part (60) and a width W2 of the protrusion part (60) in the proximal tapered part (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro KOJIMA, Masato TSUEDA, Yoshinori NAKANO, Takahisa HAMABUCHI
  • Publication number: 20240102552
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission includes: a first pulley and a second pulley each including a fixed pulley and a movable pulley; and an endless member wound around the first pulley and the second pulley, wherein the continuously variable transmission continuously changes a speed ratio by controlling a thrust of the movable pulley with a hydraulic pressure, the thrust of the movable pulley is made smaller as a rotation speed of the first pulley decreases, and when the rotation speed of the first pulley is lower than a predetermined rotation speed, the thrust of the movable pulley in a case where the speed ratio is on a Low side of the predetermined speed ratio is not made smaller than the thrust of the movable pulley in a case where the speed ratio is on a High side of the predetermined speed ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicants: JATCO Ltd, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shou OKUTANI, Masahiro KUSUDA, Tomohiro UTAGAWA, Hironori MIYAISHI, Seiichirou TAKAHASHI, Yusuke NAKANO, Hiromu SOYA, Jumpei HAYAKAWA, Makoto OGURI
  • Patent number: 11932015
    Abstract: A print head includes a generation portion that amplifies an input signal to generate a drive signal, an ejection portion that includes a first driving element driven by a drive signal, and ejects a liquid in response to the drive of the first driving element, a supply portion that includes a first switch for switching between supply and non-supply of the drive signal to the first driving element, and a sound emitting portion that includes a second driving element driven by the drive signal, and a second switch for switching between supply and non-supply of the drive signal to the second driving element, and emits sound in response to the drive of the second driving element, in which the first switch and the second switch are turned on exclusively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Nakano, Masahiro Toki, Tatsuya Sato, Shunsuke Kasai
  • Patent number: 11932104
    Abstract: A fuel tank (10) includes: a lower panel (12) made of steel and an upper panel (11) made of steel; and at least one pillar (100) made of steel which is disposed in an interior space (V) formed by the lower panel (12) and the upper panel (11) facing each other and of which a first end portion is fixed to the lower panel (12) and a second end portion is fixed to the upper panel (11) in a state where the second end portion is disposed in a hole formed in the upper panel (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshinori Mizuguchi, Masahiro Fuda, Akiyoshi Inoue, Junji Nakano, Yasuaki Naito
  • Patent number: 11893563
    Abstract: A reading system includes an evaluation value acquirer and a determining processor. The evaluation value acquirer is configured to acquire, with regard to a reading device configured to perform wireless communication with an electronic tag attached to each of one or more items by using a radio wave as a medium to read item information on each of one or more items, an evaluation value about at least one of: the number of times; a time interval; or a frequency, of reading the item information for each of at the one or more items. The determining processor is configured to determine, for each of the one or more items, whether or not each of the one or more items is an object to be read based on a change in the evaluation value over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kumagawa, Kazuhiko Yahata, Suguru Kojima, Masahiro Nakano, Shinsuke Ogata, Koji Imamura
  • Publication number: 20230404485
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a terminal apparatus including an operator that receives information indicating a position in a body of a subject from a user, in which biological information corresponding to the position received by the operator is output on the basis of biological information obtained by a plurality of sensors of which positions are substantially fixedly maintained with respect to the body of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Kunio KASHINO, Masahiro NAKANO, Ryohei SHIBUE
  • Publication number: 20210150505
    Abstract: A reading system includes an evaluation value acquirer and a determining processor. The evaluation value acquirer is configured to acquire, with regard to a reading device configured to perform wireless communication with an electronic tag attached to each of one or more items by using a radio wave as a medium to read item information on each of one or more items, an evaluation value about at least one of: the number of times; a time interval; or a frequency, of reading the item information for each of at the one or more items. The determining processor is configured to determine, for each of the one or more items, whether or not each of the one or more items is an object to be read based on a change in the evaluation value over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro KUMAGAWA, Kazuhiko YAHATA, Suguru KOJIMA, Masahiro NAKANO, Shinsuke OGATA, Koji IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190362109
    Abstract: An information acquisition system includes an inner wall, an outer wall, and an antenna. The inner wall includes a reflective layer which reflects a radio wave. A reading space is located on an inner side of the reflective layer. Reading of tag information from an RF tag attached to an item is performed in the reading space. The outer wall is disposed on an opposite side of the inner wall from the reading space. The antenna is configured to output the radio wave toward the reading space in order to communicate with the RF tag. Between the inner wall and the outer wall, a peripheral space is provided. The reflective layer of the inner wall has a hole. The hole penetrates through the reflective layer in a thickness direction of the reflective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Suguru KOJIMA, Shinichi OKADA, Masahiro KUMAGAWA, Masahiro NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10428213
    Abstract: A (meth)acrylic resin composition containing a (meth)acrylic polymer (P) and a phosphorus atom-containing compound (C), where the (meth)acrylic polymer (P) contains: (1) a repeating unit derived from methyl methacrylate at 19.95 to 84.95% by mass; (2) a repeating unit derived from a (meth)acrylic acid ester (M) having an aromatic hydrocarbon group or an alicyclic hydrocarbon group having from 3 to 20 carbon atoms in a side chain at 15.0 to 80.0% by mass; and (3) a repeating unit derived from a monomer (B) having two or more vinyl groups at 0.05 to 0.40% by mass, and an amount of the phosphorus atom-containing compound (C) with respect to 100 parts by mass of the (meth)acrylic polymer (P) being 5.0 to 35 parts by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Ishihara, Masahiro Nakano, Masanori Suzuki, Hiroshi Okafuji
  • Publication number: 20190279238
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a storage unit and a predictor. The storage unit stores area-based demand information on demand for sharing cars and operating rate information on an operating rate of the sharing cars in a first place. The predictor predicts revenue from sharing car rentals in a second place, different from the first place, based on demand information on the demand for the sharing cars in the first place, demand information on the demand for the sharing cars in the second place, and the operating rate information on the operating rate of the sharing cars in the first place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakano, Kazuya Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190279436
    Abstract: A server for a management system is provided. The server includes: a processor that receives a reservation for a shared car from a user's communication terminal via a communication network and determines whether a reservation time of the reserved shared car is greater than a threshold value; and a communication module that transmits a message for checking whether it is permitted to rent a parking area of the reserved shared car to a parking applicant while the user is using the reserved shared car to the user's communication terminal when the reservation time is greater than the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakano, Kazuya Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190279235
    Abstract: A shared vehicle management server includes: a use history management section configured to manage, per model of shared vehicles, as use history of at least one parking lot, a use start point where a user starts using a shared vehicle among the shared vehicles; a demand calculation section configured to calculate, based on the use history of the at least one parking lot, a demand for the shared vehicles per model of the shared vehicles in each of the at least one parking lot; and a vehicle allocation management section configured to manage allocation of the shared vehicles to each of the at least one parking lot per model of the shared vehicles, based on the demand for the shared vehicles per model of the shared vehicles, and manage, per region including the at least one parking lot, use and return of the shared vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daiki Kaneichi, Masahiro Nakano
  • Publication number: 20190245150
    Abstract: There are provided a novel aromatic compound which has excellent semiconductor properties in terms of carrier mobility, an organic semiconductor material and a thin film forming composition containing the compound, an organic thin film containing the compound, and an organic semiconductor device containing the thin film. The aromatic compound is represented by General Formula (1). In General Formula (1), R1 and R2 independently represent a hydrogen atom, or a saturated hydrocarbon group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a saturated fluorohydrocarbon group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, an aryl group, or a styryl group that may have a substituent; m is an integer from 1 to 6; and A represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a saturated hydrocarbon-trisubstituted silyl group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, a direct bond, or a di- to hexavalent linking group having an aromatic ring or a heterocyclic ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicants: Riken, Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro NAKANO, Ji-Hoon KIM, Kazuo TAKIMIYA, Hiroshi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190143741
    Abstract: Writing equipment includes a cylinder-shaped body having a lead and a lead tank, and an arch-shaped scale on which scale marks are printed, wherein the scale is coupled with the body detachably, and wherein the scale is formed with the particular angle, which is same as that of a curve of the cylinder-shaped body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakano, Kako Fukuda, Kenta Domeki, Hiroki Koyama, Ayano Fujii, Yosuke Saito, Shun Ohyama, Ayumi Watanabe, Shotaro Nishiyone
  • Publication number: 20180223091
    Abstract: A (meth)acrylic resin composition containing a (meth)acrylic polymer (P) and a phosphorus atom-containing compound (C), where the (meth)acrylic polymer (P) contains: (1) a repeating unit derived from methyl methacrylate at 19.95 to 84.95% by mass; (2) a repeating unit derived from a (meth)acrylic acid ester (M) having an aromatic hydrocarbon group or an alicyclic hydrocarbon group having from 3 to 20 carbon atoms in a side chain at 15.0 to 80.0% by mass; and (3) a repeating unit derived from a monomer (B) having two or more vinyl groups at 0.05 to 0.40% by mass, and an amount of the phosphorus atom-containing compound (C) with respect to 100 parts by mass of the (meth)acrylic polymer (P) being 5.0 to 35 parts by mass or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka ISHIHARA, Masahiro NAKANO, Masanori SUZUKI, Hiroshi OKAFUJI
  • Publication number: 20180194816
    Abstract: A photo-switching fluorescent protein of a type in which wavelengths for switching fluorescence on and off and wavelength for fluorescence excitation are all independent of one another is provided, which has an amino acid sequence in which at least an S208G mutation is introduced into SEQ ID NO: 1. The fluorescent protein may have an amino acid sequence in which at least three mutations, I47V, M153T, and S208G, are introduced into SEQ ID NO: 1. The fluorescent protein may have an amino acid sequence in which at least five mutations, I47V, T59S, M153T, S208G, and M233T, are introduced into SEQ ID NO: 1. The fluorescent protein may have an amino acid sequence in which at least six mutations, I47V, T59S, M69Q, M153T, S208G, and M233T, are introduced into SEQ ID NO: 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takeharu Nagai, Hiroki Takauchi, Yoshiyuki Arai, Masahiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 9936281
    Abstract: A headphone includes a speaker casing and a headband. The speaker casing has a main speaker unit and a support member that supports the main speaker unit. The speaker casing is connected to the headband, and the headband is to be placed on a head of a user. The support member supports the main speaker unit with a main plane of the main speaker unit being positioned at an angle ranging from 10° to 30° inclusive with respect to a main plane of the support member, so that the main plane of the main speaker unit faces a side of an ear lobe of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Tamura, Masahiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 9876981
    Abstract: An operational terminal device may include a control unit to control display on a display screen of at least one operation button to control a display control device, based on button information associated with the operation button and received from the display control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Kazumoto Kondo, Yasuhisa Nakajima, Takashi Tsurumoto, Masahiro Nakano, Shiro Omori, Tatsushi Banba
  • Publication number: 20170064436
    Abstract: A headphone includes a speaker casing and a headband. The speaker casing has a main speaker unit and a support member that supports the main speaker unit. The speaker casing is connected to the headband, and the headband is to be placed on a head of a user. The support member supports the main speaker unit with a main plane of the main speaker unit being positioned at an angle ranging from 10° to 30° inclusive with respect to a main plane of the support member, so that the main plane of the main speaker unit faces a side of an ear lobe of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: KAZUO TAMURA, MASAHIRO NAKANO