Patents by Inventor Naoto Hashimoto

Naoto 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: 10792588
    Abstract: An organic material production system includes: a pretreatment device (12) that pulverizes a biomass material (11); a hydrothermal decomposition apparatus (14) that hydrothermally decomposes a pulverized biomass (13) by causing it to countercurrently contact with hot compressed water (15), elutes lignin components and hemicellulose components into the hot compressed water (15), and separates the lignin components and the hemicellulose components from a biomass solid residue; a first enzymatic hydrolysis device (19-1) that treats cellulose in a biomass solid residue (17), discharged from the hydrothermal decomposition apparatus, with an enzyme (18) to enzymatically hydrolyze it to a sugar solution containing hexose; a fermenter (21) that produces ethanol by fermentation using a sugar solution (20) obtained by the first enzymatic hydrolysis device (19-1); and a refiner 25 that refines an alcohol fermentation liquid (22), so as to separate it into ethanol (23) and a residue (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, INCORPORATED ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
    Inventors: Minoru Genta, Ryosuke Uehara, Kinya Fujita, Tsuyoshi Sakaki, Noriyuki Yamada, Katsuichi Saito, Naoto Hashimoto, Yasuhiro Hasa
  • Patent number: 10754779
    Abstract: A media drive is loaded with a ROM medium on which a plurality of files constituting an application are recorded. A readout block reads out data from the media drive. A memory temporarily stores the read-out data. A providing block provides the data stored in the memory to game software. A recording processing block records the data stored in the memory in an auxiliary storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hashimoto, Masaki Takahashi, Hideya Muraoka, Naoto Okino, Andrew R Thaler
  • Publication number: 20200247390
    Abstract: A drive force control system configured to reduce a total energy consumption of a hybrid vehicle. The drive force control system calculates: an output power of the engine which can optimize a thermal efficiency given that the engine is operated at a best fuel point; and a required electric power to be supplied from a battery or to be generated by a control motor, which can adjust the drive power established by the output power of the engine to the required power. A power exchange between the control motor and the battery is interrupted if the required electric power to be supplied from the electric storage device or to be generated by the control motor is less than a first predetermined electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ryosuke IKEMURA, Naoto KATO, Takayoshi KAWAI, Teppei YOSHIOKA, Hiromasa HASHIMOTO, Hiroshi WATANABE, Yasuhiro KUZE
  • Publication number: 20200194606
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells arranged to be aligned along a first direction, a plurality of wiring materials configured to connect the plurality of solar cells, a plurality of first transparent members disposed individually on respective light receiving surface sides of the plurality of solar cells and bonded to the plurality of wiring materials, and a plurality of second transparent members disposed individually on respective rear surface sides of the plurality of solar cells, the rear surface sides being opposite to the light receiving surface sides, and bonded to the plurality of wiring materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuya Nakamura, Haruhisa Hashimoto, Junpei Irikawa, Naoto Imada, Kenichi Maki, Takeshi Nishiwaki, Hitomi Ichinose
  • Publication number: 20200105954
    Abstract: The second bridge wiring member includes a surface having a length in the first direction and a width in the second direction. A plurality of first cell wiring members extending from the 1-8th solar cell toward the second bridge wiring member and a plurality of second cell wiring members extending from the 2-8th solar cell toward the second bridge wiring member are connected to the surface of the second bridge wiring member such that the plurality of first cell wiring members and the plurality of second cell wiring members mutually overlap along the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi MAKI, Haruhisa HASHIMOTO, Naoto IMADA
  • Publication number: 20200070810
    Abstract: A control system for a hybrid vehicle that can prevent an overcharging of a battery even if a wheel speed drops abruptly. The hybrid vehicle comprises: an engine; a generator that is driven by the engine; a drive motor that generate a drive torque; and a battery. The electric power generated by the generator is supplied directly to the battery or the drive motor. A controller is configured to determine whether the drive wheel will be locked, and to reduce the electric power generated by the generator less than an acceptable input power to the battery if the drive wheel is expected to be locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiya HASHIMOTO, Naoto KATO, Takashi TSUNOOKA, Masatoshi YOSHINAGA, Hiroshi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10461310
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: forming a powder; forming a sheet-like green compact; and forming a heat-resistant layer. The powder contains composite particles and a solvent. The composite particles contain inorganic filler particles and a binder. The green compact is formed by pressing the powder in a state in which the solvent remains. The heat-resistant layer is formed by disposing the green compact on a surface of at least any of a positive electrode mixture layer and a negative electrode mixture layer after the green compact is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroya Umeyama, Yusuke Fukumoto, Naoyuki Wada, Yuji Yokoyama, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Naoto Onodera
  • Patent number: 10320002
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electrode sheet includes the steps of forming a granulated material containing a plurality of granules; forming an electrode mixture layer by molding the granulated material into a sheet; and placing the electrode mixture layer on electrode current collector foil. The step of forming the granulated material includes the steps of forming a granule containing at least an electrode active material and a binder; and adhering a polyglycerol fatty acid ester to a surface of the granule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroya Umeyama, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Yusuke Fukumoto, Naoto Onodera, Koichi Toriyama
  • Patent number: 10290078
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes circuitry that converts user voices that are input into a string of characters reflecting a statement made with the user voices, retrieves one or more items of information related to the string, stores the information being retrieved associated with identification information indicating a retrieval time when the information is retrieved, draws a graphical image including the information being stored on a projection target image to be projected by a projector, and controls the projector to project the projection target image including the graphical image, the graphical image having a size that is determined in accordance with the identification information associated with the information included in the graphical image being projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryotaro Fujiyama, Takashi Ishida, Naoto Tsuruoka, Kyoko Hashimoto, Shin Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 8998149
    Abstract: A ground device 1 transmits train control information to an on-board device mounted on a train. The ground device 1 receives a train detection signal (TD signal) from a train with an ATC/TD on-board device mounted thereon through loop coils 21 to 2m, and receives a train position signal from a train with a CBTC on-board device mounted thereon through wayside radio sets 61 to 6n. Based on the input train detection signal and train position signal, the ground device 1 detects the position of each train traveling on a route R, generates control information on each train based on the detected position of each train, and converts the control information to an ATC signal and a CBTC signal. The ATC signal is transmitted to the loop coils 21 to 2m through information transmission units 4, and the CBTC signal is transmitted through the wayside radio sets 61 to 6n.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Nippon Signal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahide Takahashi, Naoto Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8985524
    Abstract: An on-board device capable of receiving train control signals from ground-side equipment of train control systems of different types or the like to control the speed of a train and the like appropriately, is provided. An on-board device 10 mounted on a train 1 includes ATC/TD antennas 11a, 11b that receive an ATC signal including train control information from loop coils installed along a route of the train 1, a vehicle radio set 12 that receives a CBTC signal including train control information from wayside radio sets installed along the route, an ATC control unit 141 that controls the train 1 based on the train control information in the ATC signal, a CBTC control unit 142 that controls the train 1 based on the train control information in the CBTC signal, and a selection unit 143 that selects the ATC control unit 141 or the CBTC control unit 142.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Nippon Signal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahide Takahashi, Naoto Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20140209755
    Abstract: An on-board device capable of receiving train control signals from ground-side equipment of train control systems of different types or the like to control the speed of a train and the like appropriately, is provided. An on-board device 10 mounted on a train 1 includes ATC/TD antennas 11a, 11b that receive an ATC signal including train control information from loop coils installed along a route of the train 1, a vehicle radio set 12 that receives a CBTC signal including train control information from wayside radio sets installed along the route, an ATC control unit 141 that controls the train 1 based on the train control information in the ATC signal, a CBTC control unit 142 that controls the train 1 based on the train control information in the CBTC signal, and a selection unit 143 that selects the ATC control unit 141 or the CBTC control unit 142.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: THE NIPPON SIGNAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahide TAKAHASHI, Naoto HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140209753
    Abstract: A ground device 1 transmits train control information to an on-board device mounted on a train. The ground device 1 receives a train detection signal (TD signal) from a train with an ATC/TD on-board device mounted thereon through loop coils 21 to 2m, and receives a train position signal from a train with a CBTC on-board device mounted thereon through wayside radio sets 61 to 6n. Based on the input train detection signal and train position signal, the ground device 1 detects the position of each train traveling on a route R, generates control information on each train based on the detected position of each train, and converts the control information to an ATC signal and a CBTC signal. The ATC signal is transmitted to the loop coils 21 to 2m through information transmission units 4, and the CBTC signal is transmitted through the wayside radio sets 61 to 6n.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: THE NIPPON SIGNAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahide TAKAHASHI, Naoto HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8559290
    Abstract: An optical information recording/reproducing optical system where resin material has Tg>115° C., first, second and third films are on an optical disc side of an objective lens and surfaces of an optical element, respectively, a light source side of the objective lens has a fourth film having four or more layers not containing Ti, each of the first, second and third films includes a non-high refractive index layer made of one of silicon oxide, aluminum oxide, aluminum fluoride and magnesium fluoride or a mixture of at least two of them, each of the first, second and third films is not made of one of Ti, Ta, Hf, Zr, Nb, Mo and Cr, a layer of the fourth film closest to a base material is the non-high refractive index layer. The fourth film satisfies 350<?max(2)<420 and 600<?min(2)<750, and reflectivity thereof decreases monotonously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Yuta Yoshida, Naoto Hashimoto, Suguru Takishima
  • Patent number: 8339925
    Abstract: An optical information recording/reproducing optical system, comprising a light source; an optical element converting a laser beam into a substantially collimated beam; and an objective lens, wherein a wavelength ? (unit: nm) of the laser beam falls within a range of 400<?<410, the optical element and the objective lens are made of same resin materials or different resin materials having a glass transition temperature of Tg>115° C., each of optical surfaces is configured not to have an optical thin film which contains at least one of or elements of titanium, tantalum, hafnium, zirconium, niobium, molybdenum and chromium, each of optical surfaces of the optical element is provided with an antireflection film made of one of or a mixture of at least two of silicon oxide, aluminum oxide, aluminum fluoride and magnesium fluoride, and a following condition is satisfied ? i = 1 n - 1 ? ( 1 - R ( BL ) ? i 100 ) - ? i = 1 n - 1 ? ( 1 - R ( UV ) ? i 100 ) > 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Yuta Yoshida, Naoto Hashimoto, Suguru Takishima
  • Patent number: 8305865
    Abstract: An objective lens for an optical information recording/reproducing optical system for an optical disc letting a laser beam impinge on a recording layer of the optical disc, and wherein a center wavelength ? (unit: nm) of the laser beam is in a range defined by a condition: 390???420, a base material of the objective lens is made of resin, the resin has a glass transition temperature Tg and light transmissivity T (unit: %) per a path length of 3 mm at a wavelength of 406 nm defined by conditions: Tg?115° C., 85?T?90, same antireflection films or different types of antireflection films are respectively formed on optical surfaces of the objective lens, and each of the antireflection films formed on the objective lens has a thickness of 100 nm or more in a vicinity of an optical axis of the objective lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Yuta Yoshida, Naoto Hashimoto, Suguru Takishima
  • Publication number: 20110103217
    Abstract: An objective lens for an optical information recording/reproducing optical system for an optical disc letting a laser beam impinge on a recording layer of the optical disc, and wherein a center wavelength ? (unit: nm) of the laser beam is in a range defined by a condition: 390???420, a base material of the objective lens is made of resin, the resin has a glass transition temperature Tg and light transmissivity T (unit: %) per a path length of 3 mm at a wavelength of 406 nm defined by conditions: Tg?115° C., 85?T?90, same antireflection films or different types of antireflection films are respectively formed on optical surfaces of the objective lens, and each of the antireflection films formed on the objective lens has a thickness of 100 nm or more in a vicinity of an optical axis of the objective lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Yuta YOSHIDA, Naoto HASHIMOTO, Suguru TAKISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20110075541
    Abstract: An optical information recording/reproducing optical system where resin material has Tg>115° C., first, second and third films are on an optical disc side of an objective lens and surfaces of an optical element, respectively, a light source side of the objective lens has a fourth film having four or more layers not containing Ti, each of the first, second and third films includes a non-high refractive index layer made of one of silicon oxide, aluminum oxide, aluminum fluoride and magnesium fluoride or a mixture of at least two of them, each of the first, second and third films is not made of one of Ti, Ta, Hf, Zr, Nb, Mo and Cr, a layer of the fourth film closest to a base material is the non-high refractive index layer. The fourth film satisfies 350<?max(2)<420 and 600<?min(2)<750, and reflectivity thereof decreases monotonously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Yuta YOSHIDA, Naoto HASHIMOTO, Suguru TAKISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20110075542
    Abstract: An optical information recording/reproducing optical system, comprising a light source; an optical element converting a laser beam into a substantially collimated beam; and an objective lens, wherein a wavelength ? (unit: nm) of the laser beam falls within a range of 400<?<410, the optical element and the objective lens are made of same resin materials or different resin materials having a glass transition temperature of Tg>115° C., each of optical surfaces is configured not to have an optical thin film which contains at least one of or elements of titanium, tantalum, hafnium, zirconium, niobium, molybdenum and chromium, each of optical surfaces of the optical element is provided with an antireflection film made of one of or a mixture of at least two of silicon oxide, aluminum oxide, aluminum fluoride and magnesium fluoride, and a following condition is satisfied. ? i = 1 n - 1 ? ( 1 - R ( BL ) ? i 100 ) - ? i = 1 n - 1 ? ( 1 - R ( UV ) ? i 100 ) > 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Yuta YOSHIDA, Naoto HASHIMOTO, Suguru TAKISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20110003348
    Abstract: An organic material production system includes: a pretreatment device (12) that pulverizes a biomass material (11); a hydrothermal decomposition apparatus (14) that hydrothermally decomposes a pulverized biomass (13) by causing it to countercurrently contact with hot compressed water (15), elutes lignin components and hemicellulose components into the hot compressed water (15), and separates the lignin components and the hemicellulose components from a biomass solid residue; a first enzymatic hydrolysis device (19-1) that treats cellulose in a biomass solid residue (17), discharged from the hydrothermal decomposition apparatus, with an enzyme (18) to enzymatically hydrolyze it to a sugar solution containing hexose; a fermenter (21) that produces ethanol by fermentation using a sugar solution (20) obtained by the first enzymatic hydrolysis device (19-1); and a refiner 25 that refines an alcohol fermentation liquid (22), so as to separate it into ethanol (23) and a residue (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, INCORPORATED ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
    Inventors: Minoru Genta, Ryosuke Uehara, Kinya Fujita, Tsuyoshi Sakaki, Noriyuki Yamada, Katsuichi Saito, Naoto Hashimoto, Yasuhiro Hasa