Patents by Inventor Masahiro Shoji

Masahiro Shoji 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: 10865799
    Abstract: A centrifugal compression test device includes a flow path forming section and an inlet space forming section. The flow path forming section forms an introduction flow path, an inlet flow path, and an interstage inflow path. The introduction flow path guides a fluid from the outside toward the inside in the radial direction. The inlet flow path is connected to the introduction flow path. The interstage inflow path extends from the outside toward the inside in the radial direction and is connected to the inlet flow path. The inlet space forming section is formed an annular shape having an introduction opening section through which a fluid is introduced from a part in the circumferential direction and the outside in the radial direction at the first side of the introduction flow path. Further, a front end of the introduction flow path is connected to the inlet space forming section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES COMPRESSOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Yamashita, Akihiro Nakaniwa, Masahiro Ishikawa, Yoshiaki Shoji
  • Patent number: 10817013
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first transceiver configured to establish synchronous communication with each of a first apparatus and a second apparatus under a first wireless communication standard, and a second transceiver configured to communicate with a third apparatus under a second wireless communication standard, and a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to perform timing adjustment processing for adjusting, for providing a period of communication by the second transceiver, at least any one of timing of synchronous communication with the first apparatus and timing of synchronous communication with the second apparatus such that a time point of end of synchronous communication with the first apparatus by the first transceiver is substantially continuous to a time point of start of synchronous communication with the second apparatus by the first transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Kondo, Masahiro Shoji
  • Patent number: 10771165
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology is capable of executing electric field communication and includes an antenna, a medium side electrode, and a communication unit. The antenna is used for other communication different from the electric field communication. The communication unit is electrically connected to each of the antenna and the medium side electrode and executes the electric field communication by using the antenna and the medium side electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Uno, Takaaki Hashiguchi, Hideaki Shoji
  • Patent number: 10753928
    Abstract: Provided is a method for detecting a specific protein, having excellent reliability. The method is characterized by including a mass spectrometry step of detecting the specific protein by mass spectrometry and an immunoassay step of detecting the specific protein by immunoassay using an anti-peptide antibody specifically bonded to the specific protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Morinaga Institute of Biological Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Shoji, Tsutomu Honjo, Hideki Okada, Kei Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10738384
    Abstract: A surface-treated steel sheet for fuel tanks, including a Zn—Ni alloy plating layer on one surface or both surfaces of a steel sheet; and a trivalent chromate covering layer or a chromate-free covering layer on the Zn—Ni alloy plating layer, wherein, in a surface outermost layer of the trivalent chromate covering layer or the chromate-free covering layer, concavities, of which a depth from an arithmetic average height of a cross-sectional curve of the surface outermost layer is more than or equal to 0.1 ?m, exist in a proportion of 50 to 1000 concavities/mm2 and at an area ratio of 20 to 80% to a surface area of the steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Shoji, Taihei Kaneto, Masahiro Fuda, Hironori Sato, Natsuko Sugiura, Yuji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10696132
    Abstract: An air-conditioning control system includes an air-conditioning device mounted in a host vehicle, a determination unit mounted in the host vehicle or a server and configured to determine whether a boarding position at which a boarding event in which an occupant boards the host vehicle occurs is a point with a predetermined attribute, and a control unit mounted in the host vehicle and configured to control the air-conditioning device based on a determination result from the determination unit. The control unit sets a ventilation capacity of the air-conditioning device to be greater when the determination unit determines that the boarding position is a point with the predetermined attribute than when the determination unit does not determine that the boarding position is a point with the predetermined attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Maya Inui, Masahiro Shoji
  • Publication number: 20190313330
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiver, a memory, an information processing unit which performs information processing and makes mode transition at least between a first mode and a second mode lower, a mode management module which has the information processing unit make mode transition from the second mode to the first mode when at least any one of the number of packets stored in the memory, a data amount of a packet stored in the memory, and a content of a packet stored in the memory satisfies a first condition, and a reading module which reads the packet stored in the memory when the information processing unit makes mode transition from the second mode to the first mode. The information processing unit makes mode transition from the first mode to the second mode when it has performed processing including reading of the packet by the reading module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Sho KUROSE, Masahiro SHOJI, Takayuki SHIBATA, Weiwei YAN, Hiroyuki TAKEUCHI, Yoshihisa KONDO, Masayoshi MATSUOKA, Yoshitaka IMURA
  • Patent number: 10432041
    Abstract: A stator includes a winding and a plurality of split core parts arranged annularly in a circumferential direction around an axis line. Each of the plurality of split core parts includes a yoke part, a tooth part, a connection part including a curved surface, and a first insulator provided on an end part of the tooth part. The first insulator includes a first protruding part protruding beyond the curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Nigo, Shuichi Kitano, Yasusi Shoji
  • Publication number: 20190165870
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology is capable of executing electric field communication and includes an antenna, a medium side electrode, and a communication unit. The antenna is used for other communication different from the electric field communication. The communication unit is electrically connected to each of the antenna and the medium side electrode and executes the electric field communication by using the antenna and the medium side electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Uno, Takaaki Hashiguchi, Hideaki Shoji
  • Patent number: 10265619
    Abstract: A search for another information processing apparatus and an access point is performed. When a result of the search is the other portable information processing apparatus, a process of performing data communication with the other information processing apparatus is performed. On the other hand, when the result of the search is the access point, a process of performing data communication via the access point is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Adachi, Masahiro Shoji
  • Publication number: 20180364219
    Abstract: Provided is a method for detecting a specific protein, having excellent reliability. The method is characterized by including a mass spectrometry step of detecting the specific protein by mass spectrometry and an immunoassay step of detecting the specific protein by immunoassay using an anti-peptide antibody specifically bonded to the specific protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiro SHOJI, Tsutomu HONJO, Hideki OKADA, Kei KURIHARA
  • Publication number: 20180363547
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel piston stroke adjustment apparatus for an internal combustion engine that can increase a temperature of an air-fuel mixture during a compression stroke to thus improve and stabilize combustion and also can prevent or cut down a reduction in a temperature of exhaust gas during an expansion stroke at the time of a start of the internal combustion engine. According to one aspect of the present invention, the piston stroke adjustment apparatus increases a mechanical compression ratio during the compression stroke to thus increase the temperature of the air-fuel mixture at a compression top dead center, and reduces a mechanical expansion ratio during the expansion stroke to thus prevent or cut down the reduction in the temperature of the exhaust gas at an expansion bottom dead center, at the time of the start of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto NAKAMURA, Masahiro SHOJI
  • Patent number: 10086290
    Abstract: A CPU executes a communication partner search process for searching for a communication partner (another game machine). The CPU confirms received data content. If identification information included in the received data matches, application identification information saved in a wireless communication module is compared with application identification information included in the received data. When the pieces of application identification information match, a notice that another game machine having exchange data corresponding to the matched application identification information is found is given to a main body. Then, giving/receiving of exchange data is executed to/from another game machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Konno, Tooru Ooe, Masahiro Shoji
  • Publication number: 20180274437
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel compression ratio adjusting apparatus for an internal combustion engine that can improve a knocking resistance performance and also prevent or cut down an increase in a temperature of exhaust gas. The compression ratio adjusting apparatus is configured to relatively decrease a mechanical compression ratio in a high load area of the internal combustion engine and also adjust a mechanical expansion ratio at this time to a relatively high ratio. According to this configuration, the compression ratio adjusting apparatus performs control of decreasing the mechanical compression ratio in the high load area of the internal combustion engine and also increasing the mechanical expansion ratio at this time, thereby succeeding in improving the knocking resistance performance and also preventing or cutting down the increase in the temperature of the exhaust gas, thus succeeding in reducing thermal damage on a part in an exhaust system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SHOJI, Makoto NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9988710
    Abstract: Provided are a sputtering target which has excellent machinability and is capable of forming a compound film that mainly contains Cu and Ga and a method for producing the sputtering target. The sputtering target of the present invention has a component composition that contains 15 to 40 at % of Ga, 0.1 to 5 at % of Bi, and the balance composed of Cu and unavoidable impurities with respect to all metal elements in the sputtering target. The method for producing the sputtering target includes a step of melting at least Cu, Ga and Bi as simple substances or an alloy that contains two or more of these elements at 1,050° C. or higher to produce an ingot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION, SOLAR FRONTIER K.K.
    Inventors: Shoubin Zhang, Masahiro Shoji, Keita Umemoto
  • Publication number: 20180106199
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a variable mechanism apparatus for an internal combustion engine capable of preventing a crown surface of a piston and intake and exhaust valves from interfering with each other or sufficiently acquiring an internal EGR effect during an exhaust stroke when a piston position at a compression top dead center is raised to achieve a high mechanical compression ratio. The variable mechanism apparatus is configured to set a piston position at an intake (exhaust) top dead center to a lower position than the piston position at the compression top dead center by a variable compression ratio mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto NAKAMURA, Masahiro SHOJI
  • Patent number: 9934949
    Abstract: A sputtering target consists of a sintered body having a component composition consisting of: Ga of 10 to 40 at. % and Na of 0.1 to 15 at. % as metal elements; and the balance being Cu and inevitable impurities. The sintered body contains the Na in a form of Na compounds consisting of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of sodium sulfate, sodium sulfite, sodium selenate, and sodium selenite, the sintered body has a composition in which a Na compound phase is dispersed, and an average grain size of the Na compound phase is 10 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoubin Zhang, Keita Umemoto, Masahiro Shoji
  • Publication number: 20180039299
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first transceiver configured to establish synchronous communication with each of a first apparatus and a second apparatus under a first wireless communication standard, and a second transceiver configured to communicate with a third apparatus under a second wireless communication standard, and a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to perform timing adjustment processing for adjusting, for providing a period of communication by the second transceiver, at least any one of timing of synchronous communication with the first apparatus and timing of synchronous communication with the second apparatus such that a time point of end of synchronous communication with the first apparatus by the first transceiver is substantially continuous to a time point of start of synchronous communication with the second apparatus by the first transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshihisa KONDO, Masahiro SHOJI
  • Publication number: 20180009290
    Abstract: An air-conditioning control system includes an air-conditioning device mounted in a host vehicle, a determination unit mounted in the host vehicle or a server and configured to determine whether a boarding position at which a boarding event in which an occupant boards the host vehicle occurs is a point with a predetermined attribute, and a control unit mounted in the host vehicle and configured to control the air-conditioning device based on a determination result from the determination unit. The control unit sets a ventilation capacity of the air-conditioning device to be greater when the determination unit determines that the boarding position is a point with the predetermined attribute than when the determination unit does not determine that the boarding position is a point with the predetermined attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Maya Inui, Masahiro Shoji
  • Patent number: 9832718
    Abstract: When a portable information terminal operates in an unused state, a predetermined access point is searched for. As a result, when the predetermined access point is detected, a connection to the predetermined access point is established, and a predetermined data communication process is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Yamazaki, Tooru Ooe, Masahiro Shoji, Hiroaki Adachi, Takashi Kubota