Patents by Inventor Masashi Kimura

Masashi Kimura 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: 20210008795
    Abstract: Provided are a powder bed fusion model having improved model strength and a method of fabricating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Masashi HAGIWARA, Yusei KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10876432
    Abstract: A combined cycle power system includes a gas turbine exhausting an exhaust gas, a heat recovery steam generator including, a first economizer, a first steam generator, a second economizer, a second steam generator, a steam turbine which is driven by the steam generated at the first steam generator and the second steam generator, and a flasher which generates a first flash steam and a first drain water by flashing a portion of the water heated by the first economizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takahisa Hoshino, Masashi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200398474
    Abstract: A twin-screw extruder is provided in which screws have different rotational speeds depending on the process of treating the raw material and in which degradation of the raw material is less likely to occur. Twin-screw extruder 1 has two screws 3, 5 that extend in parallel to each other. Each screw 3, 5 has cylindrical upstream screw 31 and downstream screw 35, wherein upstream screw 31 has shaft hole 315 that extends in longitudinal direction X and screw flight 316 on an outer circumferential surface thereof, and downstream screw 35 includes large diameter portion 353 having screw flight 357 on an outer circumferential surface thereof and small diameter shaft portion 351 that has a smaller diameter than large diameter portion 353, wherein small diameter shaft portion 351 of downstream screw 35 is inserted into shaft hole 315 of upstream screw 31. Upstream screw 31 and downstream screw 35 can be independently rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicants: The Japan Steel Works, Ltd., Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi IZUMIYA, Katsumi SUMIDA, Yoshitaka KIMURA, Masashi TANIMOTO, Hiroyuki OKUMA, Katsuyuki KANEKO, Shizuo UESHIGE, Nobuaki TANAKA, Takahiro NAKAMARU
  • Publication number: 20200349899
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes: sub-pixels arranged in row and column directions and each including a memory block including memories to store therein sub-pixel data; memory selection line groups corresponding to rows and each including memory selection lines electrically coupled to the memory blocks in the respective sub-pixels that belong to the corresponding row; and a memory selection circuit configured to concurrently output a memory selection signal to the memory selection line groups. Each sub-pixel displays an image based on the sub-pixel data stored in one of the memories in accordance with the memory selection line supplied with the memory selection signal. The number of times that the set value is changed is less than the number of times that images are switched from one to another based on the memory selection signal output from the memory selection circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi Mitsui, Susumu Kimura, Yutaka Mitsuzawa
  • Patent number: 10755660
    Abstract: A display device includes an array of sub-pixels, each of which include a memory to store sub-pixel data. The display device also includes a plurality of memory selection line groups respectively corresponding to the sub-pixel memories in rows of the array. The memory selection line groups are operated under control of a memory selection circuit, which outputs a memory selection signal based on a set value, thereby to perform sequential switching of memory selection lines. The sequential switching of the memory selection lines results in a sequential switching of the image being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Mitsui, Susumu Kimura, Yutaka Mitsuzawa
  • Patent number: 10715105
    Abstract: An acoustic wave device includes a support substrate, a piezoelectric laminate, and first and second interdigital transducer electrodes. The piezoelectric laminate includes an intermediate layer provided directly or indirectly on the support substrate and a piezoelectric thin film provided on the intermediate layer. The first and second interdigital transducer electrodes are provided on the piezoelectric thin film of the piezoelectric laminate so as to be disposed in an identical or substantially identical plane. In the piezoelectric laminate, a thickness of a portion where the first interdigital transducer electrode is provided is different from a thickness of a portion where the second interdigital transducer electrode is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kishimoto, Masashi Omura, Tetsuya Kimura
  • Patent number: 10707075
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer includes a silicon carbide substrate having a first carrier concentration, a carrier concentration transition layer, and an epitaxial layer provided on the carrier concentration transition layer, the epitaxial layer having a second carrier concentration, and the second carrier concentration being lower than the first carrier concentration. The carrier concentration transition layer has a concentration gradient in the thickness direction. The carrier concentration decreases as the film thickness increases from an interface between a layer directly below the carrier concentration transition layer and the carrier concentration transition layer, and the carrier concentration decreases at a lower rate of decrease as the film thickness of the carrier concentration transition layer increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Hamano, Akihito Ohno, Takuma Mizobe, Masashi Sakai, Yasuhiro Kimura, Yoichiro Mitani, Takashi Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 10700215
    Abstract: A display device including a pixel having a memory. The pixel includes at least a display element, a capacitor, an inverter, and a switch. The switch is controlled with a signal held in the capacitor and a signal output from the inverter so that voltage is supplied to the display element. The inverter and the switch can be constituted by transistors with the same polarity. A semiconductor layer included in the pixel may be formed using a light-transmitting material. Moreover, a gate electrode, a drain electrode, and a capacitor electrode may be formed using a light-transmitting conductive layer. The pixel is formed using a light-transmitting material in such a manner, whereby the display device can be a transmissive display device while including a pixel having a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kimura, Kengo Akimoto, Masashi Tsubuku, Toshinari Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10689543
    Abstract: An aqueous polyhydroxyurethane resin dispersion, which can be stored for a long time, and with which a coating film having a high gas-barrier property can be formed; an aqueous dispersion composition containing a complex of the resin and a clay mineral; and a film having a high gas-barrier property produced using the aqueous polyhydroxyurethane resin dispersion or the aqueous dispersion composition are provided. The aqueous polyhydroxyurethane resin dispersion comprises a polyhydroxyurethane resin finely dispersed in water, where the polyhydroxyurethane resin has in its structure, a repeating unit represented by formula (1) as a basic structure and a carboxyl group-containing chemical structure moiety represented by formula (6), described in this specification. The aqueous dispersion composition comprising the polyhydroxyurethane resin and a layered clay mineral form composite. The film having a high gas-barrier is produced using the aqueous dispersion or the aqueous dispersion composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Kimura, Kenichi Takahashi, Manabu Uruno, Kazuaki Muto, Masashi Tanigawa, Akiko Minami
  • Patent number: 10658683
    Abstract: A method for preparing a fuel cell membrane electrode assembly, where the membrane electrode assembly includes a solid polymer electrolyte membrane and a first electrode and a second electrode provided on both sides of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane. The first electrode and the second electrode each include an electrode catalyst layer and a gas diffusion layer. The method includes forming the first electrode and the second electrode on both sides of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane, providing a preformed resin frame member around the solid polymer electrolyte membrane, overlapping an outer marginal portion of the first electrode and an inner marginal portion of the resin frame member with each other and applying heat and pressure to the overlapped portions of the first electrode and the resin frame member to join the resin frame member around the solid polymer electrolyte membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Sugishita, Daisuke Okonogi, Yoshihito Kimura, Yukihito Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200144053
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer includes a silicon carbide substrate having a first carrier concentration, a carrier concentration transition layer, and an epitaxial layer provided on the carrier concentration transition layer, the epitaxial layer having a second carrier concentration, and the second carrier concentration being lower than the first carrier concentration. The carrier concentration transition layer has a concentration gradient in the thickness direction. The carrier concentration decreases as the film thickness increases from an interface between a layer directly below the carrier concentration transition layer and the carrier concentration transition layer, and the carrier concentration decreases at a lower rate of decrease as the film thickness of the carrier concentration transition layer increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi HAMANO, Akihito OHNO, Takuma MIZOBE, Masashi SAKAI, Yasuhiro KIMURA, Yoichiro MITANI, Takashi KANAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200066918
    Abstract: A display device including a pixel having a memory. The pixel includes at least a display element, a capacitor, an inverter, and a switch. The switch is controlled with a signal held in the capacitor and a signal output from the inverter so that voltage is supplied to the display element. The inverter and the switch can be constituted by transistors with the same polarity. A semiconductor layer included in the pixel may be formed using a light-transmitting material. Moreover, a gate electrode, a drain electrode, and a capacitor electrode may be formed using a light-transmitting conductive layer. The pixel is formed using a light-transmitting material in such a manner, whereby the display device can be a transmissive display device while including a pixel having a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Hajime KIMURA, Kengo AKIMOTO, Masashi TSUBUKU, Toshinari SASAKI
  • Patent number: 10525906
    Abstract: A branch structure in which a branch harness is connected to a trunk harness includes connecting terminals. The trunk harness includes a plurality of trunk lines which are parallel-arranged. The branch harness includes a plurality of branch lines. The connecting terminals are respectively connected to the plurality of the trunk lines so as to electrically connect the plurality of the branch lines to the plurality of the trunk lines respectively. The trunk lines include connecting parts recessed in a radial direction. The connecting parts are arranged along an arrangement direction of the plurality of the trunk lines. The connecting terminals respectively includes connecting plate parts connected to the connecting parts in surface contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Tsukamoto, Daiyu Nakajima, Jun Kimura, Mihoko Sowa
  • Patent number: 10494038
    Abstract: The vibration of a cab deck as well as the mass of a deck supporting member is suppressed. A slewing frame of an upper slewing body includes a front plate connected to a second side plate. A cab deck is disposed on a front side of an engine deck with a gap between the cab deck and the engine deck. A deck supporting member is connected to the second side plate and the cab deck. When viewed along an up-and-down direction, a connection portion of the front plate to be connected to the second side plate is opposed to, in the lateral direction via the second side plate, a connection portion of the deck supporting member to be connected to the second side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: Kobe Steel, Ltd., KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Irie, Takahiro Shinozaki, Yoshimune Mori, Masashi Kawabata, Kiyotsuna Kuchiki, Tomonori Nakashita, Masaya Nishizawa, Yasumasa Kimura, Eri Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10480838
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus controller includes an expansion-valve controller configured to output an opening-degree command for an expansion valve based on a deviation between a discharge temperature of refrigerant discharged from a compressor and a set discharge temperature, and at least two control parameters including a proportionality coefficient and an integral coefficient, a flow-rate-correction-coefficient calculator configured to calculate a flow-rate correction coefficient from a refrigerant flow rate of refrigerant circulating through a refrigerant circuit and a preset flow-rate reference value, and a coefficient corrector configured to calculate the proportionality coefficient by correcting a preset proportionality-coefficient reference value based on the flow-rate correction coefficient, and calculate the integral coefficient by correcting a preset integral-coefficient reference value based on the flow-rate correction coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Fujitsuka, Masaya Kimura, Kazunori Tsuchino
  • Publication number: 20190338160
    Abstract: There are provided: an aqueous polyhydroxyurethane resin dispersion which can achieve long-term storage that is a requirement for industrial applications, and with which a coating film having an excellent gas-barrier property can be formed; an aqueous dispersion composition containing a complex of the resin and a clay mineral; and a film having an excellent gas-barrier property, which is produced using the aqueous polyhydroxyurethane resin dispersion or the aqueous dispersion composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuya KIMURA, Kenichi TAKAHASHI, Manabu URUNO, Kazuaki MUTO, Masashi TANIGAWA, Akiko MINAMI
  • Patent number: 10469053
    Abstract: In an elastic wave device, a piezoelectric substrate is laminated on a support substrate including a recess. On one of a first principal surface and a second principal surface of the piezoelectric substrate, a functional electrode including an IDT electrode is provided. Passing-through sections are provided in the piezoelectric substrate and connected to a hollow section enclosed by the recess and the piezoelectric substrate. In a plan view of the piezoelectric substrate seen from the first principal surface, at least a portion of the passing-through sections is inside a minimum rectangular or substantially rectangular region encompassing an outer circumference of a region including the functional electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Omura, Tetsuya Kimura, Yutaka Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20190317106
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a method for predicting the prognosis for kidney disease for a subject on the basis of the amount of D- and L-amino acids, from a blood sample; and an analysis system that determines prognosis predictions. This purpose is achieved by using at least one amino acid to predict the prognosis for kidney disease, said amino acid being selected from the group consisting of D-serine, D-asparagine, D-proline, D-alanine, D-leucine, D-lysine, D-allo-isoleucine, L-glutamic acid, L-alanine, L-tryptophan, and L-asparagine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicants: Osaka University, Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Isaka, Tomonori Kimura, Keiko Yasuda, Kenji Hamase, Masashi Mita
  • Patent number: 10436154
    Abstract: In a control device of an internal-combustion engine according to the disclosure, an intake throttle valve (25) for adjusting an EGR valve differential pressure (?PEGR) is provided, an EGR valve upstream pressure (PEGR0) is estimated by using a target fresh air amount (GAIRCMD) (step 6), a target differential pressure (?PEGRCMD) is set to a smaller value as the target fresh air amount (GAIRCMD) becomes smaller (FIG. 5), and a difference between the EGR valve upstream pressure (PEGR0) and the target differential pressure (?PEGRCMD) is set as a target valve downstream pressure (P1CMD) (step 7). By using the target fresh air amount (GAIRCMD), the EGR valve upstream pressure (PEGR0), and the target valve downstream pressure (P1CMD), the target EGR valve opening degree (LEGRCMD) is set (step 23), and an EGR valve (43) is controlled based on the target EGR valve opening degree (step 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Ueno, Noritaka Kimura, Kosuke Ihara, Yuto Katori, Hajime Uto, Yosuke Yamada, Masashi Hidaka
  • Patent number: 10413691
    Abstract: Provided is a gas storing mask which, with a simple configuration, allows a reduction in feeling of discomfort given to a patient. An oxygen delivering mask (1a) includes a first sheet (2) and a second sheet (3), oxygen supplied from outside the oxygen delivering mask (1a) being stored in a gas storing part (4) formed between the first sheet (2) and the second sheet (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY, JMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuma Hayashi, Atsushi Kimura, Noboru Saeki, Takashi Kondo, Masashi Kawamoto, Sachiko Otsuki, Kensuke Yanabe