Patents by Inventor Masanao Hara

Masanao Hara 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: 10575711
    Abstract: Destination management processing units (13,23) of a video processor and a peripheral device each perform destination management processing in a communication between the video processor and the peripheral device. A plurality of communication processing units are situated above the destination management processing unit, respectively correspond to functions of a plurality of peripheral devices, and each process a command. When the destination management processing unit transmits a command, the destination management processing unit adds, to the command to be transmitted, destination information that indicates which of the plurality of communication processing units is to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Narasawa, Akihiro Ukai, Yasuhisa Seki, Masanao Hara
  • Patent number: 10099291
    Abstract: Provided are a metal nanowire production method capable of producing long and thin metal nanowires, and metal nanowires produced thereby. A metal nanowire production method comprising, a step for preparing a solution containing a metal salt, a polymer, at least one selected from a group consisting of halides, sulfides, carbonates, and sulfates, and an aliphatic alcohol, and a step for heating and reacting the solution at the temperature of 100° C. to 250° C. for 10 minutes or more while maintaining a practical shear stress applied to the solution at 10 mPa·m or less, wherein, during the heating and reacting step, ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum change of the solution is measured, and a reaction time is controlled on the basis of the ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: SHOWA DENKO K.K., OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Katsuaki Suganuma, Jinting Jiu, Masaya Nogi, Tohru Sugahara, Teppei Araki, Hiroshi Uchida, Hideki Ohata, Masanao Hara, Eri Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20180281073
    Abstract: A method for producing metal nanowire of small diameter and long length. In the method for producing a metal nanowire, a first solution containing an ionic derivative and a polyol as a solvent are kept at 80-200° C., and a second solution containing a metal salt and a polyol as a solvent is supplied into the first solution so that the ratio between the number of moles of metal atoms in the metal salt supplied in one minute and the total number of moles of halogen atoms in the ionic derivative in the first solution (the number of moles of metal atoms in the metal salt supplied in one minute/the total number of moles of halogen atoms in the ionic derivative) is less than 10. It is preferable that the ionic derivative is a quaternary ammonium halide and the metal salt is silver nitrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Masanao HARA, Shigeru YAMAKI, Hiroshi UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 9977863
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a reading unit that reads an image, image identification information (image ID), and medium identification information (medium ID) from the removable medium; a transmitting unit that transmits, to a server, the image ID and the medium ID that have been read by the reading unit; a receiving unit that receives, from the server, the patient information that corresponds to the image ID and the medium ID that have been transmitted by the transmitting unit, or information indicating no existing corresponding patient information; and a display control unit that displays, on a display device, the image read by the reading unit and the patient information received by the receiving unit, or the image read by the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Ukai, Masanao Hara, Ken Suzuki, Takahiro Narasawa, Katsuhiko Nameta, Yasuhiko Okada, Keiichiro Tawara, Yasuhisa Seki
  • Patent number: 9875338
    Abstract: A medical device system includes a first medical device, a first memory corresponding to the first medical device, a second medical device, and a second memory corresponding to the second medical device, wherein the first medical device includes a first writing unit that dynamically writes, into an area included in the first memory, definition data that defines a method for using the area and data corresponding to the definition data, and the second medical device includes a second writing unit that dynamically writes, into an area included in the second memory, definition data that defines a method for using the area and data corresponding to the definition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Narasawa, Akihiro Ukai, Yasuhisa Seki, Masanao Hara
  • Publication number: 20170280968
    Abstract: Destination management processing units (13,23) of a video processor and a peripheral device each perform destination management processing in a communication between the video processor and the peripheral device. A plurality of communication processing units are situated above the destination management processing unit, respectively correspond to functions of a plurality of peripheral devices, and each process a command. When the destination management processing unit transmits a command, the destination management processing unit adds, to the command to be transmitted, destination information that indicates which of the plurality of communication processing units is to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro NARASAWA, Akihiro UKAI, Yasuhisa SEKI, Masanao HARA
  • Publication number: 20170193166
    Abstract: A medical device system includes a first medical device, a first memory corresponding to the first medical device, a second medical device, and a second memory corresponding to the second medical device, wherein the first medical device includes a first writing unit that dynamically writes, into an area included in the first memory, definition data that defines a method for using the area and data corresponding to the definition data, and the second medical device includes a second writing unit that dynamically writes, into an area included in the second memory, definition data that defines a method for using the area and data corresponding to the definition data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro NARASAWA, Akihiro UKAI, Yasuhisa SEKI, Masanao HARA
  • Publication number: 20160217255
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a reading unit that reads an image, image identification information (image ID), and medium identification information (medium ID) from the removable medium; a transmitting unit that transmits, to a server, the image ID and the medium ID that have been read by the reading unit; a receiving unit that receives, from the server, the patient information that corresponds to the image ID and the medium ID that have been transmitted by the transmitting unit, or information indicating no existing corresponding patient information; and a display control unit that displays, on a display device, the image read by the reading unit and the patient information received by the receiving unit, or the image read by the reading unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro UKAI, Masanao HARA, Ken SUZUKI, Takahiro NARASAWA, Katsuhiko NAMETA, Yasuhiko OKADA, Keiichiro TAWARA, Yasuhisa SEKI
  • Publication number: 20160133350
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive resin composition for microwave heating capable of suppressing the generation of sparks when microwave heating is performed. A conductive resin composition for microwave heating comprising a non-carbonaceous conductive filler, a curable and insulating binder resin, and a carbonaceous material having a higher volume resistivity value than the non-carbonaceous conductive filler, the carbonaceous material having an aspect ratio of 20 or less, and the content of the carbonaceous material being 1 to 20 parts by mass, relative to the total of 100 parts by mass of the non-carbonaceous conductive filler and the curable and insulating binder resin. The carbonaceous material efficiently absorbs the microwave, and thus, when the microwave is irradiated to heat and cure the conductive resin composition, generation of sparks can be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi UCHIDA, Shoichiro WAKABAYASHI, Masanao HARA, Jun DOU
  • Publication number: 20160121403
    Abstract: Provided are a metal nanowire production method capable of producing long and thin metal nanowires, and metal nanowires produced thereby. A metal nanowire production method comprising, a step for preparing a solution containing a metal salt, a polymer, at least one selected from a group consisting of halides, sulfides, carbonates, and sulfates, and an aliphatic alcohol, and a step for heating and reacting the solution at the temperature of 100° C. to 250° C. for 10 minutes or more while maintaining a practical shear stress applied to the solution at 10 mPa·m or less, wherein, during the heating and reacting step, ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum change of the solution is measured, and a reaction time is controlled on the basis of the ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicants: SHOWA DENKO K.K., OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Katsuaki SUGANUMA, Jinting JIU, Masaya NOGI, Tohru SUGAHARA, Teppei ARAKI, Hiroshi UCHIDA, Hideki OHATA, Masanao HARA, Eri OKAZAKI
  • Patent number: 9034997
    Abstract: Provided is a fluorine- and epoxy group-containing copolymer with excellent workability at room temperature, high water-repellency, and excellent characteristics as a water vapor barrier. Also provided is an efficient method for producing said copolymer. The fluorine and epoxy group-containing copolymer is characterized by containing at least a monomer unit represented by general formula (1): {Therein, R1-R10 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1-3 carbon atoms or a hydrogen atom, R11 is a hydrogen atom, methyl group, or phenyl group, and R5 or R6 can be linked with R7 or R8 to form a ring.} and a monomer unit represented by general formula (2): {Therein, R12 and R13 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom; R14 represents a hydrogen atom, fluorine atom, methyl group or trifluoromethyl group, and R15 represents a flourine atom or perfluoro group having at most 12 carbon atoms}.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Uchida, Masanao Hara
  • Patent number: 8957136
    Abstract: There is provided an epoxy group-containing silicone condensate that yields cured products with excellent transparency, thermal resistance and gas barrier properties. An epoxysilicone condensate which is the product of hydrolytic condensation of an epoxy group-containing alkoxysilane compound represented by formula (1): and an alkoxysilane compound represented by formula (2): Si(OR12)mR134-m??(2) wherein when the number of moles of the epoxy group-containing alkoxysilane compound (1) is x and the number of moles of the alkoxysilane compound (2) is y, 0.2?my/nx?0.7, a curable composition comprising the condensate, and a cured product of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Masanao Hara, Hiroshi Uchida
  • Publication number: 20130331531
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a novel epoxy group-containing copolymer, including a production process thereof, and an epoxy (meth)acrylate copolymer starting from the epoxy group-containing copolymer, including a production process thereof are provided. The epoxy group-containing copolymer of the present invention contains a specific epoxy group-containing repeating unit and an olefin-based repeating unit. A novel epoxy (meth)acrylate copolymer of the present invention is produced by reacting the epoxy group-containing copolymer with (meth)acrylic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi UCHIDA, Kazuhiko OOGA, Toshio FUJITA, Masanao HARA
  • Patent number: 8541508
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a novel epoxy group-containing copolymer, including a production process thereof, and an epoxy (meth)acrylate copolymer starting from the epoxy group-containing copolymer, including a production process thereof are provided. The epoxy group-containing copolymer of the present invention contains a specific epoxy group-containing repeating unit and an olefin-based repeating unit. A novel epoxy (meth)acrylate copolymer of the present invention is produced by reacting the epoxy group-containing copolymer with (meth)acrylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Uchida, Kazuhiko Ooga, Toshio Fujita, Masanao Hara
  • Publication number: 20130137795
    Abstract: There is provided an epoxy group-containing silicone condensate that yields cured products with excellent transparency, thermal resistance and gas barrier properties. An epoxysilicone condensate which is the product of hydrolytic condensation of an epoxy group-containing alkoxysilane compound represented by formula (1): and an alkoxysilane compound represented by formula (2): Si(OR12)mR134-m??(2) wherein when the number of moles of the epoxy group-containing alkoxysilane compound (1) is x and the number of moles of the alkoxysilane compound (2) is y, 0.2?my/nx?0.7, a curable composition comprising the condensate, and a cured product of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Masanao Hara, Hiroshi Uchida
  • Publication number: 20130035461
    Abstract: Provided is a fluorine- and epoxy group-containing copolymer with excellent workability at room temperature, high water-repellency, and excellent characteristics as a water vapor barrier. Also provided is an efficient method for producing said copolymer. The fluorine and epoxy group-containing copolymer is characterized by containing at least a monomer unit represented by general formula (1): {Therein, R1-R10 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1-3 carbon atoms or a hydrogen atom, R11 is a hydrogen atom, methyl group, or phenyl group, and R5 or R6 can be linked with R7 or R8 to form a ring.} and a monomer unit represented by general formula (2): {Therein, R12 and R13 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom; R14 represents a hydrogen atom, fluorine atom, methyl group or trifluoromethyl group, and R15 represents a flourine atom or perfluoro group having at most 12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Uchida, Masanao Hara
  • Patent number: 8368746
    Abstract: An image captured by successive imaging over time by using a capsule endoscope is correlated with the imaging position and compiled into a database. The left side of a display screen of a monitor device displays a subject internal model, a trajectory path of the capsule endoscope, and a position mark indicating the imaging position. An image corresponding to the position of the position mark is displayed in an image display area on the right side. When a position mark on the trajectory path is designated by a mouse, the corresponding image is displayed. It is also possible to designate a section for which the image corresponding to the position mark is displayed or to designate a position mark where an unusual image is captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Hirakawa, Masanao Hara
  • Publication number: 20110144279
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a novel epoxy group-containing copolymer, including a production process thereof, and an epoxy (meth)acrylate copolymer starting from the epoxy group-containing copolymer, including a production process thereof are provided. The epoxy group-containing copolymer of the present invention contains a specific epoxy group-containing repeating unit and an olefin-based repeating unit. A novel epoxy (meth)acrylate copolymer of the present invention is produced by reacting the epoxy group-containing copolymer with (meth)acrylic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Uchida, Kazuhiko Ooga, Toshio Fujita, Masanao Hara
  • Publication number: 20090085897
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes a version detecting unit that detects a version of data about a subject, a control unit that compares at least a part of the version of the data about the subject detected by the version detecting unit with at least a part of a software version of the image display apparatus and that controls processing of the data about the subject based on whether at least the part of the version of the data about the subject is identical with at least the part of the software version, and an output unit that outputs warning information when at least the part of the version of the data about the subject is not identical with at least the part of the software version, the warning information indicating that the version of the data about the subject is not identical with the software version.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Katsumi HIRAKAWA, Masanao HARA
  • Patent number: 7195587
    Abstract: A shape of endoscope detecting apparatus in accordance with the present invention consists mainly of a shape detection unit, a marker, a location information of marker acquisition unit, and a display control unit. The shape detection unit detects the shape of a portion of an insertion unit of an endoscope inserted into a subject, and produces graphic data expressing the shape thereof. The marker is placed near a position on the subject at which the endoscope is inserted. The location information of marker acquisition unit acquires the location information of the marker. The display control unit graphically indicates on a display device the shape of the portion inserted into a body cavity, which is detected by the shape detection unit, using as a reference the location information of the marker acquired by the location information of marker acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Taniguchi, Sumihiro Uchimura, Yasuhiro Yoshizawa, Takeshi Kawabata, Masanao Hara, Kazutaka Tsuji, Chieko Aizawa