Patents by Inventor Masaru Hashimoto

Masaru Hashimoto 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: 20190153632
    Abstract: A method of producing a partially separated fiber bundle includes a partial separation processing step for alternately forming separation-processed sections, each divided into a plurality of bundles, and not-separation-processed sections along the lengthwise direction of a fiber bundle, wherein a separation means provided with a plurality of projected parts is penetrated into the fiber bundle to create separation-processed parts, the separation means is removed from the fiber bundle, and the separation means is penetrated into the fiber bundle again, characterized in that a sizing agent is applied at an arbitrary timing during the production process of the partially separated fiber bundle. A partially separated fiber bundle is obtained by the production method, a fiber-reinforced resin molding material uses the partially separated fiber bundle, and a production method makes the fiber-reinforced resin molding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuya Motohashi, Takafumi Hashimoto, Masaru Tateyama, Mitsuki Fuse, Akihiko Matsui, Chiasa Sato
  • Patent number: 10297833
    Abstract: A gas diffusion electrode and a method for manufacturing the same, the gas diffusion electrode being used for a fuel cell and configured by forming a microporous layer containing conductive microparticles and water-repellent resin on at least one surface of a conductive porous base material, wherein the gas diffusibility in the thickness direction thereof is 30% or more, the conductive porous base material has a sliding angle of 70° or less and a porosity of 80% or more, and the microporous layer has a thickness of 10-50 ?m inclusive, and a porosity of 60-95% inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sho Kato, Michio Wakatabe, Toru Miyake, Masaru Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20190143637
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium according to a first technique includes an elongated substrate having a first surface and a second surface, a first reinforcing layer disposed on the first surface, a second reinforcing layer disposed on the second surface, an adhesion suppressing layer disposed on the second reinforcing layer, and a recording layer disposed on the first reinforcing layer or the adhesion suppressing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Eiji NAKASHIO, Yuta AKIMOTO, Tomoe SATO, Yoichi KANEMAKI, Nobuyuki SASAKI, Masaru TERAKAWA, Kazuya HASHIMOTO, Katsunori MAESHIMA, Minoru YAMAGA, Hikaru TERUI, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190044153
    Abstract: A porous carbon sheet including at least carbon fibers, having a thickness of 30 to 95 ?m, a gas permeation resistance of 0.5 to 8.8 Pa, and a tensile strength of 5 to 50 N/cm, and a gas diffusion electrode substrate including a porous carbon sheet containing at least carbon fibers, at least one surface thereof having a microporous layer containing at least an electric conductive filler, the gas diffusion electrode substrate being dividable in the thickness direction into a smaller pore part and a larger pore part, the larger pore part having a thickness of 3 to 60 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Katsuya Sode, Takashi Chida, Toru Sugahara, Michio Wakatabe, Masaru Hashimoto, Tetsuya Sunahara, Yuya Umezaki
  • Publication number: 20190020040
    Abstract: A gas diffusion electrode comprises microporous layers on at least one side of an electrically conductive porous substrate. The gas diffusion electrode has a thickness of 30 ?m to 180 ?m, and the microporous layer has a thickness of 10 ?m to 100 ?m. When the surface of the microporous layer is observed for the area 0.25 mm2 for 4000 viewing areas, the number of the viewing areas having a maximal height Rz of not less than 50 ?m is, among the 4000 viewing areas, 0 viewing areas to 5 viewing areas. A gas diffusion electrode satisfies both the prevention of the damage to an electrolyte membrane by a gas diffusing layer and the gas diffusivity of the gas diffusing layer, and exhibits good performance as a fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sho Kato, Masaru Hashimoto, Michio Wakatabe
  • Publication number: 20180248197
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gas diffusion layer for a fuel cell that is balanced between performance and durability. The present invention provides a gas diffusion electrode having a microporous layer, wherein the microporous layer has at least a first microporous layer and a second microporous layer, the first microporous layer has a cross-sectional F/C ratio of 0.06 or more and 0.33 or less, the second microporous layer has a cross-sectional F/C ratio less than 0.06, and wherein the first microporous layer is equally divided into a part not in contact with the second microporous layer and a part in contact with the second microporous layer, in the equally divided first microporous layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masaru Hashimoto, Michio Wakatabe, Sho Kato
  • Publication number: 20180219228
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fuel cell gas diffusion layer that satisfies both performances and durability. The present invention is a gas diffusion electrode having microporous layers on at least one side of an electrically conductive porous substrate, wherein the microporous layer has at least a first microporous layer in contact with the electrically conductive porous substrate, and a second microporous layer, wherein the second microporous layer is positioned as the outermost layer of the microporous layer, which second microporous layer contains an electrically conductive material having a linear portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masaru Hashimoto, Michio Wakatabe, Yasuaki Tanimura
  • Patent number: 9972847
    Abstract: A fuel cell gas diffusion electrode medium has exceptional anti-flooding characteristic and anti-dry-out characteristic, the capability to achieve high cell performance across a wide temperature range from low to high temperatures, and exceptional mechanical properties, electrical conductivity, and thermal conductivity, a microporous layer being arranged on one surface of an electrode base material; wherein the fuel cell gas diffusion electrode medium is characterized in that linear carbon having an aspect ratio of 30-5000 is included in the microporous layer, and the areal weight of the gas diffusion electrode medium is 30-60 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masamichi Utsunomiya, Masaru Hashimoto, Toshiya Kamae
  • Publication number: 20180102552
    Abstract: A gas-diffusion electrode substrate includes an electrode substrate and a microporous layer (MPL) disposed on one surface of the electrode substrate, wherein the gas-diffusion electrode substrate has a thickness of 110 ?m or more and 240 ?m or less, and where a cross section of the gas-diffusion electrode substrate is divided into a part having the MPL and a part having no MPL, and the part having no MPL is further equally divided into a part (CP1 cross section) in contact with the MPL and a part (CP2 cross section) not in contact with the MPL, the CP1 cross section has an F/C ratio of 0.03 or more and 0.10 or less and the CP2 cross section has an F/C ratio less than 0.03, wherein F is a mass of a fluorine atom, and C is a mass of a carbon atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Masaru Hashimoto, Michio Wakatabe, Sho Kato
  • Publication number: 20170244107
    Abstract: A porous carbon sheet contains a carbon fiber and a binding material, wherein layers are obtained in a section spanning from a plane closest to one of the surfaces and having 50% of the mean fluorine intensity to a plane closest to the other surface and having 50% of the mean fluorine intensity by dividing this section evenly into three in an orthogonal direction to the carbon sheet plane; among the layer close to one of the surfaces and the layer close to the other surface, the layer having the larger layer mean fluorine intensity is designated layer X, the layer having the smaller one is designated layer Y, and the layer between the layer X and the layer Y is designated layer Z; and the layer mean fluorine intensities decrease in the order: layer X, layer Y, and layer Z.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masamichi Utsunomiya, Masaru Hashimoto, Katsuya Sode, Toshiya Kamae
  • Publication number: 20170106803
    Abstract: An automobile floor mat with increased added value is provided by making an insect repellent member, an odorizing member, or a deodorizing member continuously replaceable. The automobile floor mat includes a mat body that is laid on a floor of an automobile and a storage portion that is fixedly attached to the mat body and stores at least one member selected from the group consisting of an insect repellent member, a deodorizing member, and an odorizing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Kenji YOSHIDA, Masaru HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160365582
    Abstract: A gas diffusion electrode and a method for manufacturing the same, the gas diffusion electrode being used for a fuel cell and configured by forming a microporous layer containing conductive microparticles and water-repellent resin on at least one surface of a conductive porous base material, wherein the gas diffusibility in the thickness direction thereof is 30% or more, the conductive porous base material has a sliding angle of 70° or less and a porosity of 80% or more, and the microporous layer has a thickness of 10-50 ?m inclusive, and a porosity of 60-95% inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sho Kato, Michio Wakatabe, Toru Miyake, Masaru Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20160114373
    Abstract: A spray nozzle (10) of a press apparatus includes a nozzle main body (11) having a through-hole (12), and a diffusion member (13) provided inside the through-hole (12). The diffusion member (13) includes a protruding portion (22) that diffuses coolant that flows through the through-hole (12), by interfering with the coolant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro IWANO, Junichi KOMATSU, Shigeaki ANDO, Masaru HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150207151
    Abstract: A fuel cell gas diffusion electrode medium has exceptional anti-flooding characteristic and anti-dry-out characteristic, the capability to achieve high cell performance across a wide temperature range from low to high temperatures, and exceptional mechanical properties, electrical conductivity, and thermal conductivity, a microporous layer being arranged on one surface of an electrode base material; wherein the fuel cell gas diffusion electrode medium is characterized in that linear carbon having an aspect ratio of 30-5000 is included in the microporous layer, and the areal weight of the gas diffusion electrode medium is 30-60 g/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Masamichi Utsunomiya, Masaru Hashimoto, Toshiya Kamae
  • Publication number: 20140174610
    Abstract: A tubular hollow member to which torsion about a center line is applied is characterized in performing a partial heat treatment on part of a peripheral wall of the hollow member to make the hardness of an outer portion of the peripheral wall greater than the hardness before heating and greater than the hardness of an inner portion of the peripheral wall, and reduce a residual stress of the inner portion of the peripheral wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicants: FUJI GIKEN CO., LTD., Y-TEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Edahiro, Norifumi Akutagawa, Kyotaro Yamane, Teruhisa Hiraoka, Kazumi Yasuda, Shigeaki Ando, Masaru Hashimoto, Yuichi Ando, Tetsuya Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 8706266
    Abstract: A power control system is provided with a plurality of electric appliances and a power control apparatus that controls the operation of the plurality of electric devices. The plurality of electric devices are grouped into one or a plurality of groups, each group containing a plurality of electric devices, and on the basis of state information of the electric devices, the power control apparatus controls the operation of each electric device by group according to a plurality of sets of control contents prepared ahead of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogawa, Yosihiko Tokunaga, Yasuhiro Yanagi, Masaru Hashimoto, Izumi Usuki, Hisashi Takayama, Nobuo Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20120316693
    Abstract: A power control system is provided with a plurality of electric appliances and a power control apparatus that controls the operation of the plurality of electric devices. The plurality of electric devices are grouped into one or a plurality of groups, each group containing a plurality of electric devices, and on the basis of state information of the electric devices, the power control apparatus controls the operation of each electric device by group according to a plurality of sets of control contents prepared ahead of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogawa, Yosihiko Tokunaga, Yasuhiro Yanagi, Masaru Hashimoto, Izumi Usuki, Hisashi Takayama, Nobuo Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20120247748
    Abstract: In an air-conditioning control system, a ventilating device performs ventilation between an indoor space and an outdoor space, and an absence detecting unit for detecting absence of a human within the indoor space. An air conditioning controller adapted to operated, when the absence of the human is detected by the absence detecting unit, the ventilating device during at least a part of an absence period to control a thermal environment within the indoor space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Mise, Masaru Hashimoto, Izumi Usuki
  • Patent number: 7543755
    Abstract: An electronic security system is provided with an electronic key and an electronic locking apparatus. The electronic key includes an identification data registry for storing one or more identification data for locking and unlocking. The electronic locking apparatus includes a key data registry for storing a key data having a predetermined relationship with an identification data of an electronic key corresponding to the electronic locking apparatus. The system includes with a reader/writer for reading and writing the identification data in and from the identification data registry. This system ensures an improved convenience by making a single key compatible with a plurality of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Doi, Takashi Nishiyama, Ryouji Nakajima, Masaru Hashimoto, Kenshi Suzuki, Yoshiko Tsuji, Tokuhisa Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20090067196
    Abstract: A surface luminous body comprises a light guiding body, a coating layer formed by applying a binder paint where a reflecting material is mixed into and dispersed in a binder onto a surface of the light guiding body, and a reflecting layer made of a pigment layer which is formed by applying a pigment containing binder paint where a pigment is mixed into and dispersed in a binder onto the coating layer, wherein the average particle diameter of the mixed beads is 1 ?m to 80 ?m, and the pigment is opaque and made of a light reflecting material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takada, Masaru Hashimoto, Tsuneo Shibano, Toshihiko Maeno