Patents by Inventor Mitsuru Hashimoto

Mitsuru 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).

  • Patent number: 11848529
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a terminal block that can be kept compact. A terminal block has a housing made of a synthetic resin, a columnar metal connection terminal held by the housing, and a cylindrical metal joint part in which a device connection part of the connection terminal is inserted. The joint part has a cylindrical part in which the device connection part is inserted and a cylindrical part in which an end part of a device-side terminal electrically connected to the connection terminal is inserted. The connection terminal is electrically connected to the device-side terminal via the joint part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Tachi, Dohyung Kim, Mitsuru Hirose, Daisuke Hashimoto, Soichiro Okumura
  • Patent number: 11726113
    Abstract: A current sensor is configured to detect a current flowing through an electrical conductor. The current sensor includes a core and a coil wound around the core. The core has a hollow configure to allow the electrical conductor to pass through the hollow. The core substantially has a C-shape haying a gap connected to the hollow. At least a part of the gap of the core is located inside the coil. This current sensor suppresses the influence of external noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Sato, Hirohide Ichihashi, Mitsuru Tomita, Masakazu Kobayashi, Manabu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11712987
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat frame configured so that the weight of the frame can be reduced while the strength of a portion of the frame can be ensured. A vehicle seat frame F includes a frame member molded from a high tensile strength steel plate. A metal structure of a portion of the frame member is a structure formed according to one or more conditions upon a thermal treatment performed on the frame member, and the strength of the portion is different from those of other portions of the frame member. For example, the portion of the frame member includes a high strength portion with a higher strength than those of the other portions. Moreover, the portion of the frame member includes, for example, a low strength portion with a lower strength than those of the other portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norifumi Hashimoto, Shintaro Mochizuki, Mitsuru Sueki
  • Patent number: 11709399
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display device including a first and second sub-pixels and including a first and second substrates. The first substrate includes a common electrode, an interlayer insulating film, and a first and second sub-pixel electrodes. The first and second sub-pixel electrodes each include linear electrode portions at an edge area and a linear electrode portion at a central area. The interlayer insulating film includes a region overlapping the linear electrode portions at the edge area and a region overlapping the linear electrode portion at the central area for each sub-pixel and the regions are different in at least one of a film thickness or a relative permittivity. An electric field strength between the common electrode and the linear electrode portions at the edge area is lower than an electric field strength between the common electrode and the linear electrode portion at the central area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Sharp Display Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Fukaya, Mitsuru Chida, Yoshito Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20230194935
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display device including a first and second sub-pixels and including a first and second substrates. The first substrate includes a common electrode, an interlayer insulating film, and a first and second sub-pixel electrodes. The first and second sub-pixel electrodes each include linear electrode portions at an edge area and a linear electrode portion at a central area. The interlayer insulating film includes a region overlapping the linear electrode portions at the edge area and a region overlapping the linear electrode portion at the central area for each sub-pixel and the regions are different in at least one of a film thickness or a relative permittivity. An electric field strength between the common electrode and the linear electrode portions at the edge area is lower than an electric field strength between the common electrode and the linear electrode portion at the central area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Tetsuo FUKAYA, Mitsuru CHIDA, Yoshito HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11049629
    Abstract: A non-halogen flame-retardant insulated electric wire includes a conductor and a crosslinked single-layer or a multilayer insulating layer on an outer periphery of the conductor. The insulating layer has a tensile elastic modulus of 500 MPa or more and an elongation at break of 120% or less in a tensile test performed at a displacement rate of 200 mm/min, and has a storage elastic modulus at 125° C. of 3×106 Pa or more in a dynamic viscoelasticity test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Ryutaro Kikuchi, Mitsuru Hashimoto, Takuya Oriuchi
  • Patent number: 10975468
    Abstract: There is provided a cleaning method for removing a first deposit, formed on an upper electrode through an etching of a metal layer containing a metal, by using a plasma generated between a lower electrode of a lower structure and the upper electrode in a processing chamber of a plasma processing apparatus. The method includes a step of colliding ions with the first deposit formed on the upper electrode and a step of removing a second deposit, which is generated by said colliding and formed on the lower structure. Further, a cycle including the step of colliding and the step of removing is repeated multiple times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroki Kishi, Mitsuru Hashimoto, Keiichi Shimoda, Eiichi Nishimura, Akitaka Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10726969
    Abstract: A multilayer insulated wire includes a conductor, an inner insulation layer, and an outer insulation layer. A gel fraction of the inner insulation layer defined below is not less than 80%. A gel fraction of the outer insulation layer defined below is less than the gel fraction of the inner insulation layer and not less than 75%. An insulation covering layer including the inner and outer insulation layers is cross-linked and has a tensile modulus of not less than 500 MPa in a tensile test conducted at a tensile rate of 200 mm/min. Gel fraction (%)=(mass of inner or outer insulation layer after being immersed in xylene at 110° C. for 24 hours, then left at 20° C. and atmospheric pressure for 3 hours and vacuum-dried at 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Ryutaro Kikuchi, Tamotsu Kibe, Mitsuru Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10497489
    Abstract: A cable includes a conductor, an insulation coating layer on the conductor, and an outer coating layer on the insulation coating layer. The insulation coating layer is made of a composition containing 100 parts by mass of a base polymer (A) and 100 to 250 parts by mass of a non-halogen flame retardant. The polymer (A) contains 70% to 99% by mass of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (a1) containing an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having a melting point of 70° C. or higher, and 1% to 30% by mass of an acid-modified polyolefin resin (a2) having a glass transition point of ?55° C. or lower. The polymer (A) contains 25% to 50% by mass of a vinyl acetate component derived from the copolymer (a1). The outer coating layer is made of a composition containing 100 parts by mass of a base polymer (B) and 150 to 220 parts by mass of a non-halogen flame retardant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Motoharu Kajiyama, Yoshiaki Nakamura, Hiroshi Okikawa, Mitsuru Hashimoto, Kenichiro Fujimoto, Akinari Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20190096544
    Abstract: A non-halogen flame-retardant insulated electric wire includes a conductor and a crosslinked single-layer or a multilayer insulating layer on an outer periphery of the conductor. The insulating layer has a tensile elastic modulus of 500 MPa or more and an elongation at break of 120% or less in a tensile test performed at a displacement rate of 200 mm/min, and has a storage elastic modulus at 125° C. of 3×106 Pa or more in a dynamic viscoelasticity test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto IWASAKI, Ryutaro Kikuchi, Mitsuru Hashimoto, Takuya Oriuchi
  • Patent number: 10186349
    Abstract: A non-halogen flame-retardant insulated electric wire and a non-halogen flame-retardant cable that have excellent abrasion resistance, terminal processability, and handling ease in a high-temperature environment are provided. A non-halogen flame-retardant insulated electric wire includes a conductor and a crosslinked single-layer or multilayer insulating layer on an outer periphery of the conductor. The insulating layer has a tensile elastic modulus of 500 MPa or more and an elongation at break of 120% or less in a tensile test performed at a displacement rate of 200 mm/min, and has a storage elastic modulus at 125° C. of 3×106 Pa or more in a dynamic viscoelasticity test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Ryutaro Kikuchi, Mitsuru Hashimoto, Takuya Oriuchi
  • Publication number: 20180327901
    Abstract: There is provided a cleaning method for removing a first deposit, formed on an upper electrode through an etching of a metal layer containing a metal, by using a plasma generated between a lower electrode of a lower structure and the upper electrode in a processing chamber of a plasma processing apparatus. The method includes a step of colliding ions with the first deposit formed on the upper electrode and a step of removing a second deposit, which is generated by said colliding and formed on the lower structure. Further, a cycle including the step of colliding and the step of removing is repeated multiple times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroki KISHI, Mitsuru HASHIMOTO, Keiichi SHIMODA, Eiichi NISHIMURA, Akitaka SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10053773
    Abstract: There is provided a cleaning method for removing a first deposit, formed on an upper electrode through an etching of a metal layer containing a metal, by using a plasma generated between a lower electrode of a lower structure and the upper electrode in a processing chamber of a plasma processing apparatus. The method includes a step of colliding ions with the first deposit formed on the upper electrode and a step of removing a second deposit, which is generated by said colliding and formed on the lower structure. Further, a cycle including the step of colliding and the step of removing is repeated multiple times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroki Kishi, Mitsuru Hashimoto, Keiichi Shimoda, Eiichi Nishimura, Akitaka Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9984793
    Abstract: A non-halogen insulating wire with excellent flame resistance as well as high mechanical characteristics (wear resistance) and electrical insulation characteristics is provided. A non-halogen two-layer insulating wire includes: a conductor; and an insulating layer having an insulating inner layer which covers an outer circumference of the conductor and an insulating outer layer which covers an outer circumference of the insulating inner layer. The insulating inner layer is made of a first non-halogen resin composition which contains metal hydroxide and a base polymer (A) including polyolefin, and has a thickness of 20% to 58% of an entire thickness of the insulating layer. The insulating outer layer is made of a second non-halogen resin composition which contains metal hydroxide and a base polymer (B) including polyester resin and/or polyester elastomer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Kohei Arita, Hiroshi Okikawa, Mitsuru Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9953746
    Abstract: An insulated wire includes a conductor, and an insulation layer provided around the conductor. The insulation layer includes an inner layer located on a conductor side and an outer layer provided around the inner layer. The inner layer includes a halogen-free resin composition including a base polymer (A). The outer layer includes a cross-linked body obtained by cross-linking a halogen-free flame-retardant resin composition including a base polymer (B) and a halogen-free flame retardant. The base polymer (A) includes a thermoplastic resin (a1) having an aromatic ring in a backbone chain. The base polymer (B) includes a polyolefin component. A thickness of the inner layer is not less than 0.03 mm and not more than 70% of a thickness of the insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Tamotsu Kibe, Mitsuru Hashimoto, Mamoru Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20180075944
    Abstract: An insulated wire includes a conductor, and an insulation layer provided around the conductor. The insulation layer includes an inner layer located on a conductor side and an outer layer provided around the inner layer. The inner layer includes a halogen-free resin composition including a base polymer (A). The outer layer includes a cross-linked body obtained by cross-linking a halogen-free flame-retardant resin composition including a base polymer (B) and a halogen-free flame retardant. The base polymer (A) includes a thermoplastic resin (a1) having an aromatic ring in a backbone chain. The base polymer (B) includes a polyolefin component. A thickness of the inner layer is not less than 0.03 mm and not more than 70% of a thickness of the insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto IWASAKI, Tamotsu KIBE, Mitsuru HASHIMOTO, Mamoru OHASHI
  • Patent number: 9647206
    Abstract: Provided is a method for etching an etching target layer of a workpiece. The workpiece has a mask on the etching target layer. The etching target layer and the mask are formed from respective materials for which etching efficiency by a plasma of a rare gas having an atomic number greater than an atomic number of argon is higher than etching efficiency for the materials by a plasma of argon gas. The mask is formed from a material having a melting point higher than that of the etching target layer. The method includes (a) exposing the workpiece to a plasma of a first process gas containing a first rare gas having an atomic number greater than the atomic number of argon, and (b) exposing the workpiece to a plasma of a second process gas containing a second rare gas having an atomic number less than the atomic number of argon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuru Hashimoto, Takashi Sone, Eiichi Nishimura, Keiichi Shimoda
  • Patent number: 9624365
    Abstract: A halogen-free crosslinkable resin composition includes a base polymer including a high density polyethylene, 30 to 50 parts by mass of an ethylene-acrylic ester-maleic anhydride terpolymer, 5 to 20 parts by mass of an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer modified with maleic anhydride, and 10 to 30 parts by mass of an ethylene-acrylic ester copolymer, and a metal hydroxide of which content is 120 to 200 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the base polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Ryutaro Kikuchi, Mitsuru Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9624366
    Abstract: A crosslinkable halogen-free resin composition includes a polymer blend, and a metal hydroxide mixed in an amount of 120 to 200 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the polymer blend. The polymer blend includes a high-density polyethylene, 30 to 50 parts by mass of an ethylene-acrylic ester-maleic anhydride terpolymer, 5 to 20 parts by mass of a maleic anhydride modified ethylene-?-olefin copolymer and 10 to 30 parts by mass of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Ryutaro Kikuchi, Mitsuru Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9627099
    Abstract: A crosslinkable halogen-free resin composition includes a polymer blend, and a metal hydroxide mixed in an amount of 120 to 200 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the polymer blend. The polymer blend includes a maleic anhydride-modified high-density polyethylene, 30 to 50 parts by mass of an ethylene-acrylic ester-maleic anhydride terpolymer, 5 to 20 parts by mass of a maleic anhydride modified ethylene-?-olefin copolymer and 10 to 30 parts by mass of an ethylene-acrylic ester copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Ryutaro Kikuchi, Mitsuru Hashimoto