Patents by Inventor Masashi Fukuda

Masashi Fukuda 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: 20210404407
    Abstract: An injection control device includes: an area correction unit that calculates an energization time correction amount when executing a current drive of the fuel injection valve to inject a fuel from the fuel injection valve; an estimation unit that independently calculates an estimated energization time correction amount; a comparison unit that compares the energization time correction amount c with the estimated energization time correction amount; and a first abnormality determination unit that determines that the energization time correction amount is abnormal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: MAKOTO SHIRAKAWA, MASASHI INABA, HIROYUKI FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20210374833
    Abstract: A monitoring-based service providing system includes a table monitoring terminal associated with one of a plurality of tables in a venue, a central control terminal, and an order terminal associated with said one of the plurality of tables. The central control terminal includes a communication interface communicable with the table monitoring terminal, and a controller. The controller is configured to compare the image data received at first timing with the image data received at second timing after the first timing, determine a remaining amount of the consumable item based on a comparison result of the image data received at the first and second timing, and generate recommendation information upon the determining remaining amount decreasing to a predetermined threshold, and control the second communication interface to transmit the generated recommendation information. The order terminal includes a display, on which a recommendation screen is displayed based on the recommendation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Motonobu KAWAMURA, Masashi FUKUDA
  • Patent number: 11093995
    Abstract: A monitoring-based service providing system includes a table monitoring terminal associated with one of a plurality of tables in a venue, a central control terminal, and an order terminal associated with said one of the plurality of tables. The central control terminal includes a communication interface communicable with the table monitoring terminal, and a controller. The controller is configured to compare the image data received at first timing with the image data received at second timing after the first timing, determine a remaining amount of the consumable item based on a comparison result of the image data received at the first and second timing, and generate recommendation information upon the determining remaining amount decreasing to a predetermined threshold, and control the second communication interface to transmit the generated recommendation information. The order terminal includes a display, on which a recommendation screen is displayed based on the recommendation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motonobu Kawamura, Masashi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20190272580
    Abstract: A monitoring-based service providing system includes a table monitoring terminal associated with one of a plurality of tables in a venue, a central control terminal, and an order terminal associated with said one of the plurality of tables. The central control terminal includes a communication interface communicable with the table monitoring terminal, and a controller. The controller is configured to compare the image data received at first timing with the image data received at second timing after the first timing, determine a remaining amount of the consumable item based on a comparison result of the image data received at the first and second timing, and generate recommendation information upon the determining remaining amount decreasing to a predetermined threshold, and control the second communication interface to transmit the generated recommendation information. The order terminal includes a display, on which a recommendation screen is displayed based on the recommendation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Motonobu KAWAMURA, Masashi FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20190270204
    Abstract: A robot service providing system includes a table monitoring terminal associated with one of a plurality of tables in a venue, a central control terminal, and a movable waiter robot. The central control terminal includes a communication interface, a display, an operation panel, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the display to display a screen including an image including a consumable item captured by a camera of the table monitoring terminal based on image data received by the communication interface, and control the communication interface to transmit a service instruction in response to a user operation on the operation panel. The movable waiter robot is configured to move to said one of the tables based on the service instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Motonobu KAWAMURA, Masashi FUKUDA
  • Patent number: 10383341
    Abstract: To provide a food dough spreading method for gradually spreading food dough to make it thinner by supplying the food dough between a plurality of spreading rollers in a spreading unit in which the spreading rollers are arranged in a V-shape. By adjusting a distance between a pair of vibration applying members provided between the spreading rollers arranged in a V-shape, a width dimension of the food dough flowing out from the spreading unit (25) is adjusted, and the vibration applying members are reciprocatively vibrated in a longitudinal direction of the spreading rollers at a position where the width dimension is adjusted. The reciprocative vibration of the pair of vibration applying members is vibration in a direction of approaching and separating from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: RHEON AUTOMATIC MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Morikawa, Koichi Hirabayashi, Susumu Kominato, Masashi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9523134
    Abstract: This high strength hot-rolled steel sheet includes: in terms of percent by mass, C: 0.05 to 0.12%; Si: 0.8 to 1.2%; Mn: 1.6 to 2.2%; Al: 0.30 to 0.6%; P: 0.05% or less; S: 0.005% or less; and N: 0.01% or less, with the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein a microstructure includes specific ranges (in area %) of ferrite phases as well as martensite phases, and a maximum concentration of Al detected by a glow discharge emission spectroscopic analysis is in a range of 0.75 mass % or less in a region from a surface of the steel sheet to a thickness of 500 nm after being acid-pickled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanahashi, Shinya Saitoh, Masashi Fukuda, Hiroyuki Okada, Kunio Hayashi, Toshimasa Tomokiyo, Nobuhiro Fujita
  • Publication number: 20150314367
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a silicon-containing aluminum ingot capable of preventing filter clogging that requires suspension of casting, suppressing aluminum loss, and reducing a content rate of phosphorus as an impurity in the obtained silicon-containing aluminum alloy ingot. The production method of the present invention includes a water-rinsing step for subjecting a silicon mass containing phosphorus as an impurity to a water-rinsing treatment, a molten metal formation step for obtaining molten metal by introducing, into a melting furnace, an alloy material including at least the silicon mass obtained through the water-rinsing step and an aluminum material and and melting the alloy material, and a casting step for obtaining a silicon-containing aluminum alloy ingot by casting the obtained molten metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventor: Masashi FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20150299826
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a silicon-containing aluminum ingot capable of preventing filter clogging that requires suspension of casting, suppressing aluminum loss, and reducing a content rate of phosphorus as an impurity in the obtained silicon-containing aluminum alloy ingot. The production method of the present invention includes a selection step for selecting, among a plurality of silicon masses 12 containing phosphorus as an impurity, silicon masses 12A which do not have visually peculiar parts formed by aggregation of phosphorus on the surface thereof using a selection means, a molten metal formation step for obtaining molten metal by introducing, into a melting furnace, an alloy material including at least an aluminum material and the silicon masses selected in the selection step and which do not have visually peculiar parts, and a casting step for obtaining a silicon-containing aluminum alloy ingot by casting the obtained molten metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventor: Masashi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20150110930
    Abstract: To provide a food dough spreading method for gradually spreading food dough to make it thinner by supplying the food dough between a plurality of spreading rollers in a spreading unit in which the spreading rollers are arranged in a V-shape. By adjusting a distance between a pair of vibration applying members provided between the spreading rollers arranged in a V-shape, a width dimension of the food dough flowing out from the spreading unit (25) is adjusted, and the vibration applying members are reciprocatively vibrated in a longitudinal direction of the spreading rollers at a position where the width dimension is adjusted. The reciprocative vibration of the pair of vibration applying members is vibration in a direction of approaching and separating from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: RHEON AUTOMATIC MACHINERY CO., LTD.,
    Inventors: Michio Morikawa, Koichi Hirabayashi, Susumu Kominato, Masashi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20140360631
    Abstract: This high strength hot-rolled steel sheet includes: in terms of percent by mass, C: 0.05 to 0.12%; Si: 0.8 to 1.2%; Mn: 1.6 to 2.2%; Al: 0.30 to 0.6%; P: 0.05% or less; S: 0.005% or less; and N: 0.01% or less, with the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein a microstructure includes specific ranges (in area %) of ferrite phases as well as martensite phases, and a maximum concentration of Al detected by a glow discharge emission spectroscopic analysis is in a range of 0.75 mass % or less in a region from a surface of the steel sheet to a thickness of 500 nm after being acid-pickled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TANAHASHI, Shinya SAITOH, Masashi FUKUDA, Hiroyuki OKADA, Kunio HAYASHI, Toshimasa TOMOKIYO, Nobuhiro FUJITA
  • Patent number: 8852360
    Abstract: This high strength hot-rolled steel sheet includes: in terms of percent by mass, C: 0.05 to 0.12%; Si: 0.8 to 1.2%; Mn: 1.6 to 2.2%; Al: 0.30 to 0.6%; P: 0.05% or less; S: 0.005% or less; and N: 0.01% or less, with the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein a microstructure includes specific ranges (in area %) of ferrite phases as well as martensite phases, and a maximum concentration of Al detected by a glow discharge emission spectroscopic analysis is in a range of 0.75 mass % or less in a region from a surface of the steel sheet to a thickness of 500 nm after being acid-pickled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanahashi, Shinya Saitoh, Masashi Fukuda, Hiroyuki Okada, Kunio Hayashi, Toshimasa Tomokiyo, Nobuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 8776863
    Abstract: A molten metal pouring nozzle capable of preventing reaction with a molten metal and casting a high quality ingot continuously for a long period of time is provided. A molten metal pouring nozzle 20 arranged between a molten metal receiving portion 10 and a mold 40 of a continuous casting device 1 is equipped with a main body portion 22 having at least one molten metal passage 21 and made of a fire-resistant substance, and a sleeve 23 made of a material which does not react with the molten metal and having a heat conductivity of 10 to 30 W/(m·° C.) is fitted in the molten metal passage 21 of the main body portion 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventor: Masashi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8485244
    Abstract: A continuous casting device capable of giving lubricating property to a molten metal pouring nozzle without increasing lubricating oil and performing casting with high casting surface quality for a long period of time is provided. In a continuous casting device 1 in which a molten metal pouring nozzle 20 is arranged between a molten metal receiving portion 10 and a mold 40, the molten metal pouring nozzle 20 is equipped with a cylindrical main body portion 22 made of a fire-resistant substance and having a molten metal passage 21, and an annular member 30 having self-lubricating property is arranged on a mold-side end face 23 of the main body portion 22 so as to surround the molten metal passage 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Show Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Masashi Fukuda, Masatoshi Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20120279620
    Abstract: This high strength hot-rolled steel sheet includes: in terms of percent by mass, C: 0.05 to 0.12%; Si: 0.8 to 1.2%; Mn: 1.6 to 2.2%; Al: 0.30 to 0.6%; P: 0.05% or less; S: 0.005% or less; and N: 0.01% or less, with the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein a microstructure includes specific ranges (in area %) of ferrite phases as well as martensite phases, and a maximum concentration of Al detected by a glow discharge emission spectroscopic analysis is in a range of 0.75 mass % or less in a region from a surface of the steel sheet to a thickness of 500 nm after being acid-pickled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanahashi, Shinya Saitoh, Masashi Fukuda, Hiroyuki Okada, Kunio Hayashi, Toshimasa Tomokiyo, Nobuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 8192683
    Abstract: High-strength steel sheet excellent in hole-expandability and ductility, characterized by; comprising, in mass %, C: not less than 0.01% and not more than 0.20%, Si: not more than 1.5%, Al: not more than 1.5%, Mn: not less than 0.5% and not more than 3.5%, P: not more than 0.2%, S: not less than 0.0005% and not more than 0.009%, N: not more than 0.009%, Mg: not less than 0.0006% and not more than 0.01%, O: not more than 0.005% and Ti: not less than 0.01% and not more than 0.20% and/or Nb: not less than 0.01% and not more than 0.10%, with the balance consisting iron and unavoidable impurities, having Mn %, Mg %, S % and O % satisfying equations (1) to (3), and having the structure primarily comprising one or more of ferrite, bainite and martensite. [Mg %]?([O %]/16×0.8)×24??(1) [S %]?([Mg %]/24?[O %]/16×0.8+0.00012)×32??(2) [S %]?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Riki Okamoto, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Masashi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8182740
    Abstract: High-strength steel sheet excellent in hole-expandability and ductility, characterized by; comprising, in mass %, C: not less than 0.01% and not more than 0.20%, Si: not more than 1.5%, Al: not more than 1.5%, Mn: not less than 0.5% and not more than 3.5%, P: not more than 0.2%, S: not less than 0.0005% and not more than 0.009%, N: not more than 0.009%, Mg: not less than 0.0006% and not more than 0.01%, O: not more than 0.005% and Ti: not less than 0.01% and not more than 0.20% and/or Nb: not less than 0.01% and not more than 0.10%, with the balance consisting iron and unavoidable impurities, having Mn %, Mg %, S % and O % satisfying equations (1) to (3), and having the structure primarily comprising one or more of ferrite, bainite and martensite. [Mg %]?([O %]/16×0.8)×24??(1) [S %]?([Mg %]/24?[O %]/16×0.8+0.00012)×32??(2) [S %]?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Riki Okamoto, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Masashi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20110209846
    Abstract: A continuous casting device capable of giving lubricating property to a molten metal pouring nozzle without increasing lubricating oil and performing casting with high casting surface quality for a long period of time is provided. In a continuous casting device 1 in which a molten metal pouring nozzle 20 is arranged between a molten metal receiving portion 10 and a mold 40, the molten metal pouring nozzle 20 is equipped with a cylindrical main body portion 22 made of a fire-resistant substance and having a molten metal passage 21, and an annular member 30 having self-lubricating property is arranged on a mold-side end face 23 of the main body portion 22 so as to surround the molten metal passage 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Masashi Fukuda, Masatoshi Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20110120665
    Abstract: A molten metal pouring nozzle capable of preventing reaction with a molten metal and casting a high quality ingot continuously for a long period of time is provided. A molten metal pouring nozzle 20 arranged between a molten metal receiving portion 10 and a mold 40 of a continuous casting device 1 is equipped with a main body portion 22 having at least one molten metal passage 21 and made of a fire-resistant substance, and a sleeve 23 made of a material which does not react with the molten metal and having a heat conductivity of 10 to 30 W/(m·° C.) is fitted in the molten metal passage 21 of the main body portion 22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventor: Masashi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 7828912
    Abstract: This invention provides a high-strength hot-rolled steel sheet having strength of at least 980 N/mm2 at a sheet thickness of from about 1.0 to about 6.0 mm and excellent in hole expandability, ductility and ability of phosphate coating, which steel sheet is directed to automotive suspension components that are subjected to pressing. The high-strength hot-rolled steel sheet contains, in terms of a mass %, C: 0.01 to 0.09%, Si: 0.05 to 1.5%, Mn: 0.5 to 3.2%, Al: 0.003 to 1.5%, P: 0.03% or below, S: 0.005% or below, Ti: 0.10 to 0.25%, Nb: 0.01 to 0.05% and the balance consisting of iron and unavoidable impurities; satisfies all of the following formulas <1> to <3>: 0.9?48/12×C/Ti<1.7??<1> 50,227×C?4,479×Mn>?9,860??<2> 811×C+135×Mn+602×Ti+794×Nb>465??<3>, and has strength of at least 980 N/mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Riki Okamoto, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Masashi Fukuda