Patents by Inventor Shigeo Hirano

Shigeo 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: 20180280756
    Abstract: A walking training apparatus including a treadmill having an infinite orbital rotation type walking surface, the walking training apparatus including: a holding part that a walking trainee holds, in which the holding part is capable of supporting a load applied to the walking surface by the walking trainee and is movable in a direction including a component parallel to the walking surface, is provided. By providing a pseudo stick with the aforementioned structure, the trainee is able to perform training of the upper part of the body that uses the stick in parallel to training of the leg part that uses the treadmill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Issei NAKASHIMA, Tomio Ikeda, Eiichi Saitoh, Satoshi Hirano, Shigeo Tanabe, Hiroki Tanikawa, Akihito Uno
  • Patent number: 7169481
    Abstract: A radiation image conversion panel that has a phosphor layer. The phosphor layer contains a binding agent, a phosphor particle, and at least aryl carboxylic acid or alicyclic carboxylic acid, expressed by the following general Formula: R—R1—COOX, or R—COOX in which R represents (1) an aryl group; (2) an aryl group, replaced with an alkyl group whose number of carbons is 1 to 5, a hydroxyl group, a carboxylic acid group, or a halogen group; (3) a hydroaryl group; or (4) a hydroaryl group (alicyclic group), replaced with an alkyl group whose number of carbons is 1 to 5, a hydroxyl group, or a halogen group; R1 is a hydrocarbon radical whose number of carbons is 1 to 12; and X represents a hydrogen atom, alkaline metal, or —N+ (R2)4 (where R2 represents an alkyl group whose number of carbons is 2 or less).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ogawa, Shinichiro Fukui, Yasuo Iwabuchi, Noriyuki Inoue, Shigeo Hirano
  • Patent number: 7081031
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a plasma display apparatus includes bonding a panel to a sustaining board (chassis) with a sufficient bonding area. In a process of bonding the panel to the chassis, the panel is supported on the sustaining board (chassis) via a heat conducting sheet. Then the panel and the chassis are sandwiched between resilient pressuring boards, which are larger than the panel and the chassis. After that, a predetermined pressure is applied from at least one of the pressuring boards, thereby bonding the panel to the chassis via a heat conducting sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Hirano, Hiroshi Watanabe, Toshio Imai, Akira Mizuno, Yutaka Tani
  • Publication number: 20030171058
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a plasma display apparatus for bonding a panel to a sustaining board with a sufficient bonding area. In a process of bonding the panel to a chassis, the panel is piled on the sustaining board via a heat conducting sheet, then the panel and the chassis are sandwiched between resilient pressuring boards, which are larger than the panel and the chassis. After that, a predetermined pressure is applied from at least one of the pressuring boards, thereby bonding the panel to the chassis via a heat conducting sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Shigeo Hirano, Hiroshi Watanabe, Toshio Imai, Akira Mizuno, Yutaka Tani
  • Patent number: 6593069
    Abstract: A photothermographic material comprising at least (a) a photosensitive silver halide, (b) a reducible silver salt, (c) a reducing compound represented by the following formula (1) or (2), (d) a binder and (e) a coupler compound on the same side of a support: wherein, in the formula (1), V1 to V4 each independently represent hydrogen atom or a substituent, and V5 represents a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, aryl group or heterocyclic group: Q1—NHNH—V6  (2) wherein, in the formula (2), Q1 represents a 5- to 7-membered unsaturated ring bonding to NHNH—V6 at a carbon atom, and V6 represents a carbamoyl group, an acyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, a sulfonyl group or a sulfamoyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyohisa Oya, Kazunobu Katoh, Shigeo Hirano
  • Patent number: 6572986
    Abstract: A radiation image storage panel comprises at least a substrate and a phosphor layer overlaid upon the substrate. The phosphor layer contains a binder, a phosphor, and at least one kind of organic phosphorus compound represented by Formula (1): (R)nPO(OM)3−n  (1) in which R represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group, which may be optionally substituted by a substituent; M represents a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal, or —N+(R1)4, where R1 represents an alkyl group having at most two carbon atoms; and n represents an integral number of 1 or 2. The radiation image storage panel exhibits enhanced dispersibility of phosphor particles and a high sensitivity and yields little noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ogawa, Shinichiro Fukui, Yasuo Iwabuchi, Shigeo Hirano, Noriyuki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20020098449
    Abstract: A photothermographic material comprising at least (a) a photosensitive silver halide, (b) a reducible silver salt, (c) a reducing compound represented by the following formula (1) or (2), (d) a binder and (e) a coupler compound on the same side of a support: 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Toyohisa Oya, Kazunobu Katoh, Shigeo Hirano
  • Publication number: 20020063224
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a radiation image conversion panel that has a phosphor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ogawa, Shinichiro Fukui, Yasuo Iwabuchi, Noriyuki Inoue, Shigeo Hirano
  • Patent number: 6358677
    Abstract: A heat-developable recording material having, at least on one side and the same side of the support, (a) reducible silver salt, (b) a reducing agent other than a compound represented by the general formula (1) below, (c) a binder, and (d) at least one compound represented by the general formula (1) below; content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) being 0.01 to 100 mol % with respect to the reducing agent: [where in the general formula (1), R1, R2, R3, X1 and X2 independently represent a hydrogen atom; halogen atom; or substituent which is bound to the benzene ring via a carbon atom, oxygen atom, nitrogen atom, sulfur atom or phosphorus atom. At least either X1 or X2 represents a group represented as —NR4R5, where R4 and R5 independently represent a group selected from a hydrogen atom, alkyl group and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Taniguchi, Katsuyuki Watanabe, Shigeo Hirano, Minoru Sakai
  • Patent number: 6350569
    Abstract: A heat-developable photographic material which contains a particular class of polyhalogenated organic compound having a water-soluble group in one or more layers on the side of the image-forming layer. The heat-developable photographic material can be obtained at a low cost and has much reduced fog and excellent storage stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Watanabe, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Masaru Takasaki, Shigeo Hirano
  • Patent number: 6340560
    Abstract: An aminopolycarboxylic acid compound represented by the following formula or analogous thereof: The aminopolycarboxylic acid compound of the present invention can be used as a chelating agent for various metals, which is excellent in the biodegradability and masking effect on metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Inaba, Kiyoshi Morimoto, Shigeo Hirano
  • Publication number: 20010053461
    Abstract: A radiation image storage panel comprises at least a substrate and a phosphor layer overlaid upon the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ogawa, Shinichiro Fukui, Yasuo Iwabuchi, Shigeo Hirano, Noriyuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 6306574
    Abstract: In a photothermographic material comprising an organic silver salt, a silver halide, and a reducing agent, a specific hydrazine derivative is contained as a nucleating agent. The material has high sensitivity, high Dmax and good image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohzaburoh Yamada, Toshiaki Kubo, Shigeo Hirano
  • Patent number: 6169206
    Abstract: 4-(N,N-Dialkylamino)aniline compounds of the following general formula (I): wherein R1 represents an alkyl group, an aryl group or a heterocyclic group, R2 to R5 each represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent, and R2 and R3, R1 and R2, or R4 and R5 may form a ring together; a processing composition for color photography, which contains at least one of these compounds; and a color image-forming method wherein at least one of these aniline compounds is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keizo Kimura, Shigeo Hirano, Hiroshi Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 6165707
    Abstract: An image-forming material comprising a support and a constituent layer(s) comprising at least (a) a thermographic image-forming layer containing a reducible silver salt, a reducing agent of the reducible silver salt and a binder or (b) a photothermographic image-forming layer containing a light-sensitive silver halide as a photocatalyst, reducible silver salt, a reducing agent of the reducible silver salt and a binder, wherein the image-forming material comprises a compound represented by formula (I-1) or (II-1) in at least one constituent layer: ##STR1## wherein R represents a secondary alkyl group or a cycloalkyl group; and M.sup.1 and M.sup.2 each represents a hydrogen atom, a metal ion or an ammonium ion; ##STR2## wherein R.sup.1 represents a secondary alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, or a primary alkyl group substituted with a substituent bonded via a hetero atom; and M.sup.1 and M.sup.2 each represents a hydrogen atom, a metal ion or an ammonium ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Hirano, Satoru Toda, Masahiko Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6120983
    Abstract: A photothermographic material contains an organic silver salt, a photosensitive silver halide, a reducing agent, a binder, and a compound of the formula: X--L.sub.1 --D wherein D is an electron donative group of atoms, X is an adsorption promoting group to silver halide, and L.sub.1 is a valence bond or a linking group. It has high sensitivity in the red to infrared region and experiences a minimal change of photographic properties under different developing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hisashi Okada, Ryo Suzuki, Naoki Asanuma, Tadashi Ikeda, Shigeo Hirano
  • Patent number: 6043006
    Abstract: 4-(N,N-Dialkylamino)aniline compounds of the following general formula (I): ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 represents an alkyl group, an aryl group or a heterocyclic group, R.sup.2 to R.sup.5 each represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent, and R.sup.2 and R.sup.3, R.sup.1 and R.sup.2, or R.sup.4 and R.sup.5 may form a ring together; a processing composition for color photography, which contains at least one of these compounds; and a color image-forming method wherein at least one of these aniline compounds is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keizo Kimura, Shigeo Hirano, Hiroshi Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 6027872
    Abstract: A photothermographic element comprising a photosensitive silver halide, an organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a compound of formula (I) on a support has a high sensitivity and storage stability.Z.sup.1 --(W.sup.1).sub.m1 --L.sup.1 --S--S--L.sup.2 --(W.sup.2).sub.m2 --Z.sup.2 (I)L.sup.1 and L.sup.2 are divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon groups, W.sup.1 and W.sup.2 are divalent linking groups containing 0, S or N, Z.sup.1 is hydrogen, halogen, aliphatic hydrocarbon, aromatic or heterocyclic group, Z.sup.2 is an aromatic or heterocyclic group, m.sub.1 =0, 1, 2 or 3, and m.sub.2 =0, 1, 2 or 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Suzuki, Tsutomu Arai, Katsuyuki Watanabe, Shigeo Hirano, Minoru Sakai
  • Patent number: 6025122
    Abstract: A heat developable photographic material comprising a reducible silver salt, a reducing agent, a contrast enhancer, and a binder further contains a thiosulfonic acid ester compound and/or a thiosulfonic acid compound. The material exhibits ultrahigh contrast and low fog and is minimized in the variation of photographic characteristics with heat development conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Sakai, Shigeo Hirano, Katsuyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 6005111
    Abstract: A method for forming a color image comprises the step of developing an image-wise exposed silver halide color photographic photosensitive material at the presence of a 6-aminotetrahydroquinoline color developing agent which is the following compound or its analoge. According to this method, the rapid process can be attained and an image of a low fog density can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Taniguchi, Kiyoshi Morimoto, Keizo Kimura, Kazumi Nii, Shigeo Hirano