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).

  • Publication number: 20210156017
    Abstract: A hot-dip Sn—Zn-based alloy-plated steel sheet according to an aspect of the present invention includes: a steel sheet having a predetermined chemical composition; a diffusion alloy layer provided on one surface or both surfaces of the steel sheet; and a Sn—Zn-plated layer provided on the diffusion alloy layer, in which the diffusion alloy layer contains Fe, Sn, Zn, Cr, and Ni, an area ratio of a Sn—Fe—Cr—Zn phase to a Sn—Fe—Ni—Zn phase in the diffusion alloy layer is 0.01 or more and less than 2.5, the diffusion alloy layer has a coverage of 98% or more with respect to the one surface, the Sn—Zn-plated layer contains 1% to 20% of Zn by mass % and a remainder consisting of Sn and impurities, and an adhesion amount of the Sn—Zn-plated layer is 10 to 80 g/m2 per one surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro FUDA, Toshinori MIZUGUCHI, Junji NAKANO, Yoshiharu INOUE, Kazuhisa KUSUMI, Yasuaki NAITO
  • 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: 20210131847
    Abstract: Provided is a thermal flow rate meter capable of individually correcting different pulsation errors generated in an upstream side temperature sensor and a downstream side temperature sensor. A thermal flow rate meter 1 which measures a flow rate of a gas based on a temperature difference between an upstream side temperature sensor 12 and a downstream side temperature sensor 13, which are arranged on the upstream side and the downstream side of a heating element 11. The thermal flow rate meter includes: a detection element 10 that individually outputs an output signal of the upstream side temperature sensor 12 and an output signal of the downstream side temperature sensor 13; and compensator 20 that individually performs response compensation of the output signal of the upstream side temperature sensor 12 and the output signal of the downstream side temperature sensor 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi NAKANO, Akira UENODAN, Akira KOTABE
  • Publication number: 20210115224
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer. The surfactant includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2 a—CO—R3a—OSO3Xa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-OSO3Xb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Satoru YONEDA, Manabu FUJISAWA, Kazuya ASANO, Takahiro KITAHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Shinnosuke NITTA, Marina NAKANO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Yoshinori NAN BA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Hiroyuki SATO, Yuuji TANAKA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20160336918
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an electroacoustic filter (1), comprising an electrode (2) having a main layer (6) which consists of a metallic material comprising an alloy of copper and molybdenum. According to a second aspect, the present invention concerns a method of manufacturing an electroacoustic filter (1), comprising the steps of: providing a substrate (3), sputtering a metallic material comprising an alloy of copper and molybdenum onto the substrate (3), annealing the metallic material, and pattering the metallic material to form a main layer (6) of an electrode (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Ulrich KNAUER, Matthias HONAL, Charles BINNINGER, Thomas METZGER, Masahiro NAKANO, Hirohiko KAMIMURA, Atsushi IIJIMA
  • Patent number: 9258636
    Abstract: In a conventional headphone set, there is a possibility that a headband cannot be put in a suitable position when an ear pad is snugly mounted on an ear. A headphone set of this disclosure includes speaker units which output a sound. The headphone set also includes: speaker housings which are brought into contact with a user; connecting portions which are connected to the speaker housings in a state where the speaker housings are movable in a forward and rearward direction of the user; and a headband which has connecting portions on end portions thereof and is mounted on a head of the user in directions toward a crown of the head of the user. Due to such a constitution, the headphone set can be used in a more stable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakano, Mikiyasu Ishikura, Yusaku Shimaoka, Hitoshi Nakagawa, Tetsuya Kaneshiro
  • Patent number: 9104408
    Abstract: Provided is an image display device provided with an image display unit for displaying a still image or a moving image, an image capturing unit for capturing the image in a direction in which the image display unit displays the image on the image display unit, and a face detection unit for performing, at predetermined intervals, face detection processing for detecting a face included in the image captured by the image capturing unit, wherein the predetermined intervals are variable according to whether or not the face of a user is included in the image captured by the image capturing unit, and when the position of the detected face does not change for a predetermined period of time in the face detection processing, the face detection unit does not detect the face as the face of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Oba, Yusuke Sakai, Tamaki Kojima, Kazumoto Kondo, Naoki Okamoto, Satoru Inoue, Kazuyoshi Suzuki, Yasuhisa Nakajima, Masahiro Nakano, Takashi Tsurumoto
  • Publication number: 20150189422
    Abstract: In a conventional headphone set, there is a possibility that a headband cannot be put in a suitable position when an ear pad is snugly mounted on an ear. A headphone set of this disclosure includes speaker units which output a sound. The headphone set also includes: speaker housings which are brought into contact with a user; connecting portions which are connected to the speaker housings in a state where the speaker housings are movable in a forward and rearward direction of the user; and a headband which has connecting portions on end portions thereof and is mounted on a head of the user in directions toward a crown of the head of the user. Due to such a constitution, the headphone set can be used in a more stable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Masahiro NAKANO, Mikiyasu ISHIKURA, Yusaku SHIMAOKA, Hitoshi NAKAGAWA, Tetsuya KANESHIRO