Patents by Inventor Masaru Hirano

Masaru Hirano 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: 20200215679
    Abstract: Provided is an electric device capable of suppressing vibration of a battery pack. Included are: a first housing 21 accommodating a load portion that consumes electric power; a second housing 22 having one end portion connected to the first housing 21 and another end portion to which a battery pack 9 is connectable; and an elastic member 40 interposed between the first housing and the second housing. The first housing includes a first restricting portion 42 positioned away from the elastic member, and the second housing includes a second restricting portion 44 positioned away from the elastic member and engageable with the first restricting portion. In a case where the second housing is urged to be separated from the first housing, the elastic member is deformed and the first restricting portion and the second restricting portion are engaged with each other to prevent separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: KOKI HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo TAMURA, Takuhiro MURAKAMI, Junichi TOUKAIRIN, Yoshihiro KOMURO, Masaru HIRANO
  • Patent number: 10457705
    Abstract: A carrier for ligand immobilization obtained by shrinking polysaccharide porous beads not less than 10% by a shrinkage rate defined by the following formula, and crosslinking the polysaccharide porous beads: Shrinkage rate (%)=(1?V2/V1)×100 (wherein, V1 indicates the gel volume of polysaccharide porous beads before shrinkage, and V2 indicates the gel volume of polysaccharide porous beads after shrinkage).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Okubo, Yoshikazu Kawai, Masaru Hirano, Fuminori Konoike, Keiichi Karasugi, Tatsuya Honda
  • Publication number: 20190260209
    Abstract: In order that the output voltage of a battery pack can be switched and the battery pack can be shared among different voltage electric appliances, this battery pack has a switching mechanism that switches outputting a low voltage by parallel connection of two cell units or outputting a high voltage by series connection of the two cell units, said two cell units each being composed of a plurality of cells connected in series, wherein the switching mechanism is configured from a change-over switch having an operation lever (452). The change-over switch is embedded in a battery pack (400), and an operator is able to manually switch outputting 18 V by setting the operation lever (452) at a first position or outputting 36 V by setting the operation lever (452) at a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Masayuki OGURA, Masaru HIRANO, Takuhiro MURAKAMI, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Osamu KAWANOBE, Akira MATSUSHITA, Hayato YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190259984
    Abstract: A battery pack houses first and second cell units that are composed of a plurality of cells, and has a positive electrode power source terminal and a negative electrode power source terminal. This battery pack is provided with a series connector capable of connecting, in series, the first and second cell units and a parallel connector capable of connecting, in parallel, the first and second cell units, and is capable of switching between a parallel connection voltage and a series connection voltage. In the case of attachment to the high voltage electrical device body, the series connector becomes conductive and the parallel connector pair is cut off by the action of the series/parallel switching terminal. In the case of attachment to a low voltage electrical device body, the state is returned to an initial state, the series connector is cut off, and the parallel connector pair becomes conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Osamu Kawanobe, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Shinji Watanabe, Hiroyuki HANAWA, Takuhiro Murakami, SHOTA KANNO, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Hayato Yamaguchi, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke FUNABIKI, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190256555
    Abstract: A carrier for ligand immobilization obtained by shrinking polysaccharide porous beads not less than 10% by a shrinkage rate defined by the following formula, and crosslinking the polysaccharide porous beads: Shrinkage rate (%)=(1?V2/V1)×100 (wherein, V1 indicates the gel volume of polysaccharide porous beads before shrinkage, and V2 indicates the gel volume of polysaccharide porous beads after shrinkage).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro OKUBO, Yoshikazu KAWAI, Masaru HIRANO, Fuminori KONOIKE, Keiichi KARASUGI, Tatsuya HONDA
  • Publication number: 20190259985
    Abstract: In an upper cell unit (2146) and a lower cell unit (2147) comprising five battery cells, positive electrode terminals (2162, 2172) are set apart and aligned vertically, and negative electrode terminals (2167, 2177) are set apart and aligned vertically. When an electrical device body is rated at 36V, device-side terminals are in contact only at the upper terminals (2162, 2167), and short circuiting of the lower terminals (2172, 2177) is effected using a short bar 2059. When the electrical device body is rated at 18V, the upper and lower terminals (2162 and 2172, 2167 and 2177) are simultaneously made to contact the device-side terminals, and the upper cell unit (2146) and the lower cell unit (2147) assume a parallel connected state. Thus, it is possible to automatically switch the output voltage when a battery pack is mounted according to the difference in terminal shape on the electrical device body side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HANAWA, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, SHOTA KANNO, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Shinji Watanabe, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Osamu Kawanobe, Hayato Yamaguchi, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Takuhiro Murakami, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke Funabiki, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190193174
    Abstract: A cutting tool capable of positioning a third pulley with high accuracy is provided. A miter saw includes a first pulley rotatable integrally with a motor shaft, a countershaft at which a second pulley and a third pulley are provided, a first belt looped under tension over the first pulley and the second pulley, an output shaft at which a fourth pulley is provided, a second belt looped under tension over the third pulley and the fourth pulley, a bearing which rotatably supports the countershaft and is positioned between the second pulley and the third pulley, a bearing which rotatably supports the countershaft and is positioned opposite to the second pulley relative to the third pulley, a gear case supporting the bearing, and a gear cover supporting the bearing. The gear case has a portion positioned between the second pulley and the third pulley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Takuhiro MURAKAMI, Masaru HIRANO, Yoshitaka SEKINE, Satoshi IWATA
  • Patent number: 10221211
    Abstract: A process for producing porous cellulose beads of the present invention is characterized by comprising the steps of: a) mixing an alkali aqueous solution and cellulose to prepare cellulose micro dispersion at low temperature, b) adding water to the cellulose micro dispersion to prepare cellulose slurry, and d) bringing the cellulose slurry into contact with coagulation solvent. A carrier for ligand immobilization of the present invention is characterized by being by shrinking polysaccharide porous beads not less than 10% by a shrinkage rate defined by the following formula, and crosslinking the polysaccharide porous beads: Shrinkage rate (%)=(1?V2/V1)×100 (wherein, V1 indicates the gel volume of polysaccharide porous beads before shrinkage, and V2 indicates the gel volume of polysaccharide porous beads after shrinkage).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Okubo, Yoshikazu Kawai, Masaru Hirano, Fuminori Konoike, Keiichi Karasugi, Tatsuya Honda
  • Publication number: 20180056271
    Abstract: A method for producing porous cellulose beads includes preparing a fine cellulose dispersion by mixing a low temperature alkaline aqueous solution and cellulose; preparing a mixed liquid by adding a crosslinking agent to the fine cellulose dispersion; preparing an emulsion by dispersing the mixed liquid in a dispersion medium; and contacting the emulsion with a coagulating solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Kawai, Asuka Hayashi, Masaru Hirano, Yosuke Kawahata
  • Patent number: 9487595
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a convenient method for producing porous cellulose beads having high mechanical strength without using an auxiliary material which is highly toxic and corrosive and without a cumbersome and industrially adverse step. The method for producing porous cellulose beads according to the present invention is characterized in comprising the steps of mixing a cold alkaline aqueous solution and cellulose to prepare a cellulose dispersion and bringing the cellulose dispersion into contact with a coagulating solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Kawai, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Kenichiro Morio, Masaru Hirano
  • Publication number: 20160244483
    Abstract: A process for producing porous cellulose beads of the present invention is characterized by comprising the steps of a) mixing an alkali aqueous solution and cellulose to prepare cellulose micro dispersion at low temperature, b) adding water to the cellulose micro dispersion to prepare cellulose slurry, and d) bringing the cellulose slurry into contact with coagulation solvent. A carrier for ligand immobilization of the present invention is characterized by being by shrinking polysaccharide porous beads not less than 10% by a shrinkage rate defined by the following formula, and crosslinking the polysaccharide porous beads: Shrinkage rate (%)=(1?V2/V1)×100 (wherein, V1 indicates the gel volume of polysaccharide porous beads before shrinkage, and V2 indicates the gel volume of polysaccharide porous beads after shrinkage).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro OKUBO, Yoshikazu KAWAI, Masaru HIRANO, Fuminori KONOIKE, Keiichi KARASUGI, Tatsuya HONDA
  • Publication number: 20160236171
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for easily and efficiently producing cellulose beads which has narrow pore size distribution and pore structure suitable for an adsorbent and of which adsorption performance is excellent without using highly toxic and highly corrosive auxiliary raw material and without industrially disadvantageous cumbersome step. The method for producing porous cellulose beads according to the present invention is characterized in comprising (a) the step of preparing a fine cellulose dispersion by mixing a low temperature alkaline aqueous solution and cellulose, (b) the step of preparing a mixed liquid by adding a water-soluble low molecular organic compound to the fine cellulose dispersion, (c) the step of preparing an emulsion by dispersing the mixed liquid in a dispersion medium, (d) the step of contacting the emulsion with a coagulating solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru HIRANO, Kana WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20150297820
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to obtain an adsorbent having high adsorption capacity and high strength comprising porous cellulose beads obtained without using an auxiliary material which is highly toxic and corrosive and without a cumbersome and industrially adverse step. The present invention is characterized by immobilizing a ligand onto porous cellulose beads obtained by mixing a cold alkaline aqueous solution and cellulose powder as a raw material to prepare a cellulose dispersion and bringing the cellulose dispersion into contact with a coagulating solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikazu KAWAI, Ken-ichiro MORIO, Fuminori KONIKE, Kana WATANABE, Yasuyuki SUZUKI, Masaru HIRANO
  • Patent number: 9096508
    Abstract: The present invention provides an efficient method for industrially producing a naturally-derived carotenoid composition with a large amount of a carotenoid such as astaxanthin from a culture of a yeast of the genus Xanthophyllomyces without requiring any special extraction equipment and any complicated refinement process and without any need for organic solvents harmful to humans. Provided is a method for producing a carotenoid composition, including the steps of washing a carotenoid-containing yeast of the genus Xanthophyllomyces with an organic solvent (A) at 30° C. or lower, and extracting a carotenoid from the washed yeast with an organic solvent (B) at 10° C. to 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kento Kanaya, Koichi Kinoshita, Masaru Hirano
  • Publication number: 20140179657
    Abstract: The present invention provides an efficient method for industrially producing a naturally-derived carotenoid composition with a large amount of a carotenoid such as astaxanthin from a culture of a yeast of the genus Xanthophyllomyces without requiring any special extraction equipment and any complicated refinement process and without any need for organic solvents harmful to humans. Provided is a method for producing a carotenoid composition, including the steps of washing a carotenoid-containing yeast of the genus Xanthophyllomyces with an organic solvent (A) at 30° C. or lower, and extracting a carotenoid from the washed yeast with an organic solvent (B) at 10° C. to 70° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kento Kanaya, Koichi Kinoshita, Masaru Hirano
  • Publication number: 20130331563
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a convenient method for producing porous cellulose beads having high mechanical strength without using an auxiliary material which is highly toxic and corrosive and without a cumbersome and industrially adverse step. The method for producing porous cellulose beads according to the present invention is characterized in comprising the steps of mixing a cold alkaline aqueous solution and cellulose to prepare a cellulose dispersion and bringing the cellulose dispersion into contact with a coagulating solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Kawai, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Kenichiro Morio, Masaru Hirano
  • Publication number: 20130172538
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a method for easily producing a porous cellulose particle which can be used as an adsorbent for various substances in a safe manner without using a highly toxic solvent such as a calcium thiocyanate solution. In addition, the objective of the present invention is to provide a porous particle produced by the production method, an adsorbent which contains the porous particle and by which a highly pure protein can be efficiently purified in a safe manner, and a method for purifying a protein by using the adsorbent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Hirano, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Kento Kanaya, Akihisa Kanda, Takuma Suzuki, Yoshikazu Kawai, Ken-Ichiro Morio