Patents by Inventor Shigeru Hirata

Shigeru Hirata 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: 20150376752
    Abstract: An austenitic Fe—Ni—Cr alloy comprises C: 0.005˜0.03 mass %, Si: 0.17˜4.0 mass %, Mn: not more than 2.0 mass %, P: not more than 0.030 mass %, S: not more than 0.0015 mass %, Cr: 18˜28 mass %, Ni: 21.5˜32 mass %, Mo: 0.10˜2.8 mass %, Co: 0.05˜2.0 mass %, Cu: less than 0.25 mass %, N: not more than 0.018 mass %, Al: 0.10˜4.0 mass %, Ti: 0.10˜1.0 mass %, Zr: 0.01˜0.5 mass %, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities; wherein Cr, Mo, N and Cu satisfy PRE=Cr+3.3×Mo+16×N?20.0 and PREH=411-13.2×Cr-5.8×Mo+0.1×Mo2+1.2×Cu?145.0 and wherein Al, Ti, and Zr satisfy 0.5?Al+Ti+1.5×Zr?1.5, and has an excellent corrosion resistance in air or under a wet environment even at a surface state having an oxide film formed by an intermediate heat treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON YAKIN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro YAMAKAWA, Shigeru HIRATA, Kun WANG
  • Publication number: 20150084559
    Abstract: A motor driving device includes a clock oscillator configured to generate a clock signal; and a logic unit configured to receive the clock signal, control conduction of a 3-phase brushless direct current (DC) motor, and generate a revolutions per minute (RPM) detection signal. The clock oscillator is configured to switch an oscillation frequency of the clock signal depending on an RPM command signal input to set a target RPM of the 3-phase brushless DC motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Shigeru Hirata
  • Publication number: 20140332117
    Abstract: High-Mn austenitic stainless steels having a chemical composition comprising C: 0.02-0.12 mass %, Si: 0.05-1.5 mass %, Mn: 10.0-22.0 mass %, S: not more than 0.0028 mass %, Ni: 4.0-12.0 mass %, Cr: 14.0-25.0 mass % and N: 0.07-0.17 mass % with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, provided that these components are contained so that ? cal represented by the following equation is not more than 5.5%: ? cal (mass %)=(Cr+0.48Si)?(Ni+0.11Mn?0.0101Mn2+26.4C+20.1N)?4.7, wherein each element symbol in the equation is a content of the respective element (mass %), and having a magnetic permeability of not more than 1.003 under a magnetic field of 200 kA/m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON YAKIN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru HIRATA, Yuji IKEGAMI, Kazuhiro YAMAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20140166158
    Abstract: High-Mn austenitic stainless steels having a chemical composition comprising C: 0.02-0.12 mass %, Si: 0.05-1.5 mass %, Mn: 10.0-22.0 mass %, S: not more than 0.0028 mass %, Ni: 4.0-12.0 mass %, Cr: 14.0-25.0 mass % and N: 0.07-0.17 mass % with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, provided that these components are contained so that ? cal represented by the following equation is not more than 5.5%: ? cal (mass %)=(Cr+0.48Si)?(Ni+0.11Mn?0.0101Mn2+26.4C+20.1N)?4.7, wherein each element symbol in the equation is a content of the respective element (mass %), and having a magnetic permeability of not more than 1.003 under a magnetic field of 200 kA/m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON YAKIN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru HIRATA, Yuji IKEGAMI, Kazuhiro YAMAKAWA
  • Patent number: 8703047
    Abstract: As a stainless steel for a metal part for clothing ornament capable of working into a complicated form part and having such nonmagnetic properties that the worked part can cope with the detection through needle detecting device is provided a high-Mn austenitic stainless steel having a chemical composition comprising C: 0.02-0.12 mass %, Si: 0.05-1.5 mass %, Mn: 10.0-22.0 mass %, S: not more than 0.03 mass %, Ni: 4.0-12.0 mass %, Cr: 14.0-25.0 mass % and N: 0.07-0.17 mass %, provided that these components are contained so that ? cal (mass %) represented by the following equation (1) is not more than 5.5 mass %: ? cal (mass %)=(Cr+0.48Si+1.21Mo+2.2(V+Ti)+0.15Nb)?(Ni+0.47Cu+0.11Mn?0.0101Mn2+26.4C+20.1N)?4.7??(1) and having a magnetic permeability of not more than 1.003 under a magnetic field of 200 kA/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Yakin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirata, Yuji Ikegami, Kazuhiro Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20130309124
    Abstract: An austenitic Fe—Ni—Cr alloy comprises C: 0.005˜0.03 mass %, Si: 0.15˜1.0 mass %, Mn: not more than 2.0 mass %, P: not more than 0.030 mass %, S: not more than 0.002 mass %, Cr: 18˜28 mass %, Ni: 20˜38 mass %, Mo: 0.10˜3 mass %, Co: 0.05˜2.0 mass %, Cu: less than 0.25 mass %, N: not more than 0.02 mass %, provided that PRE=Cr+3.3×Mo+16×N?20.0 and PREH=411?13.2×Cr?5.8×Mo+0.1×Mo2+1.2×Cu?145.0 (wherein each element symbol represents a content (mass %) of each element) and has an excellent corrosion resistance in air or under a wet environment even at a surface state having an oxide film formed by a intermediate heat treatment on the way of the production process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON YAKIN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro YAMAKAWA, Shigeru HIRATA, Kun WANG
  • Patent number: 8475620
    Abstract: A holding tool 2 for use in producing of laminated glass includes a frame 3, a bag member 4 and a supporting member 6b for suspending the bag member 4 from the frame 3. The bag member 4 is made of a film with flexibility and airtightness, is provided with a sealable opening and has evacuating ports 7a and 7b in the vicinity of an periphery of a flat shape thereof having the periphery sealed. The frame 3 has a first frame member 3w and a second frame member 3y opposing each other and disposed outside the periphery of the bag member 4, and the bag member 4 is suspended by the supporting member 6b movably against the frame 3 on a holding face formed at least by the first frame member 3w and the second frame member 3y inside an area formed by connecting ends of these frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Tsutomu Anbo, Shigeru Hirata, Tsutomu Mizukami, Yoshiyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20130032291
    Abstract: A holding tool 2 for use in producing of laminated glass includes a frame 3, a bag member 4 and a supporting member 6b for suspending the bag member 4 from the frame 3. The bag member 4 is made of a film with flexibility and airtightness, is provided with a sealable opening and has evacuating ports 7a and 7b in the vicinity of an periphery of a flat shape thereof having the periphery sealed. The frame 3 has a first frame member 3w and a second frame member 3y opposing each other and disposed outside the periphery of the bag member 4, and the bag member 4 is suspended by the supporting member 6b movably against the frame 3 on a holding face formed at least by the first frame member 3w and the second frame member 3y inside an area formed by connecting ends of these frame members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Tsutomu Anbo, Shigeru Hirata, Tsutomu Mizukami, Yoshiyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 8287683
    Abstract: A holding tool 2 for use in producing of laminated glass includes a frame 3, a bag member 4 and a supporting member 6b for suspending the bag member 4 from the frame 3. The bag member 4 is made of a film with flexibility and airtightness, is provided with a sealable opening and has evacuating ports 7a and 7b in the vicinity of an periphery of a flat shape thereof having the periphery sealed. The frame 3 has a first frame member 3w and a second frame member 3y opposing each other and disposed outside the periphery of the bag member 4, and the bag member 4 is suspended by the supporting member 6b movably against the frame 3 on a holding face formed at least by the first frame member 3w and the second frame member 3y inside an area formed by connecting ends of these frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Tsutomu Anbo, Shigeru Hirata, Tsutomu Mizukami, Yoshiyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 8274248
    Abstract: A rotation speed detection circuit includes an internal clock generation portion which receives an input of a period signal whose period varies in accordance with rotation speed of a motor and generates an internal clock signal having a predetermined number of pulses in one period of the period signal, and an internal clock counter portion which counts the number of pulses of the internal clock signal for a predetermined period every one period of the period signal and delivers a count value thereof as a digital data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirata, Yoshifumi Shigmogaki
  • Publication number: 20120067517
    Abstract: A holding tool 2 for use in producing of laminated glass includes a frame 3, a bag member 4 and a supporting member 6b for suspending the bag member 4 from the frame 3. The bag member 4 is made of a film with flexibility and airtightness, is provided with a sealable opening and has evacuating ports 7a and 7b in the vicinity of an periphery of a flat shape thereof having the periphery sealed. The frame 3 has a first frame member 3w and a second frame member 3y opposing each other and disposed outside the periphery of the bag member 4, and the bag member 4 is suspended by the supporting member 6b movably against the frame 3 on a holding face formed at least by the first frame member 3w and the second frame member 3y inside an area formed by connecting ends of these frame members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Tsutomu Anbo, Shigeru Hirata, Tsutomu Mizukami, Yoshiyuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20110286879
    Abstract: As a stainless steel for a metal part for clothing ornament capable of working into a complicated form part and having such nonmagnetic properties that the worked part can cope with the detection through needle detecting device is provided a high-Mn austenitic stainless steel having a chemical composition comprising C: 0.02-0.12 mass %, Si: 0.05-1.5 mass %, Mn: 10.0-22.0 mass %, S: not more than 0.03 mass %, Ni: 4.0-12.0 mass %, Cr: 14.0-25.0 mass % and N: 0.07-0.17 mass %, provided that these components are contained so that ? cal (mass %) represented by the following equation (1) is not more than 5.5 mass %: ? cal (mass %)=(Cr+0.48Si+1.21Mo+2.2(V+Ti)+0.15Nb)?(Ni+0.47Cu+0.11Mn?0.0101Mn2+26.4C+20.1N)?4.7??(1) and having a magnetic permeability of not more than 1.003 under a magnetic field of 200 kA/m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: NIPPON YAKIN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirata, Yuji Ikegami, Kazuhiro Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20110193261
    Abstract: The present invention aims at effectively decreasing the installation space of an entire semiconductor chip compression molding apparatus and effectively decreasing the clamping force in dies which are provided in the apparatus. It further aims at performing a clamping, in the case where substrates having a different thickness are used, with an efficient adjustment in accordance with the thicknesses of the substrates. To this end, the semiconductor chip compression molding includes two semiconductor chip compression molding dies (top and bottom dies), and a die opening/closing means for closing the die surfaces of top dies and those of bottom dies in each of the upper and lower dies. The die opening/closing means includes a die opening/closing mechanism having two racks and one pinion, and a thickness adjustment mechanism for adjusting the gaps in accordance with the thicknesses of the substrates supplied to each of the upper and lower dies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: TOWA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Uragami, Masanobu Takahashi, Shigeru Hirata
  • Patent number: 7843675
    Abstract: In an overcurrent protection circuit 23 according to the present invention, a timer circuit TMR that generates an overcurrent protection signal EN according to the results of comparison between a detection voltage Va (Vb) and VrefL and VrefH is configured as follows. When Va (Vb) has reached VrefL, the timer circuit TMR starts to count T1. When T1 has elapsed with Va (Vb) kept above VrefL, the timer circuit TMR changes EN to a disabled state and starts to count T2. When T2 has elapsed, the timer circuit TMR returns EN to an enabled state. On the other hand, after Va (Vb) has reached VrefL and T1 starts to be counted, when Va (Vb) has reached VrefH, the timer circuit TMR forcibly stops the counting of T1 without waiting for T1 to elapse, changes EN to a disabled state, and starts to count T2. With this configuration, it is possible to offer necessary and sufficient protection for an object to be protected (for example, a load or an element provided inside a device).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Hirata
  • Publication number: 20100195784
    Abstract: A rotation speed detection circuit includes an internal clock generation portion which receives an input of a period signal whose period varies in accordance with rotation speed of a motor and generates an internal clock signal having a predetermined number of pulses in one period of the period signal, and an internal clock counter portion which counts the number of pulses of the internal clock signal for a predetermined period every one period of the period signal and delivers a count value thereof as a digital data signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Hirata, Yoshifumi Shimogaki
  • Patent number: 7759889
    Abstract: A motor drive device of the present invention includes: an output circuit provided with a switch element connected to a motor; a PWM signal generating circuit for generating a PWM signal having a duty corresponding to a ratio between a power supply voltage applied to the motor and a predetermined control voltage; a control circuit for performing on/off control of the switch element according to the PWM signal; and a control voltage generating circuit for generating the control voltage such that the back electromotive voltage of the motor is maintained at a desired value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Hirata
  • Patent number: 7755312
    Abstract: A motor drive device comprising an H-bridge circuit having four switching elements connected in an H bridge form to a motor coil L, a control circuit for on-off controlling each switching element, and a PWM signal generating circuit for generating a PWM signal having a duty according to a ration between a power supply voltage Vcc and a control voltage Vref, wherein the control circuit is so constituted as to select a switching element to be turned on according to an operation mode control signal FIN, RIN and control its on-duty according to the PWM signal. This constitution can variably control easily and over a wide range a drive voltage applied to one end of the motor coil L according to an externally input control voltage Vref.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Hirata
  • Publication number: 20090261764
    Abstract: A motor drive device (2) comprising an H-bridge circuit (21) having four switching elements (QH, QH2, DL1, DL2) connected in an H bridge form to a motor coil L, a control circuit (22) for on-off controlling each switching element, and a PWM signal generating circuit (23) for generating a PWM signal having a duty according to a ration between a power supply voltage Vcc and a control voltage Vref, wherein the control circuit (22) is so constituted as to select a switching element to be turned on according to an operation mode control signal FIN, RIN and control its on-duty according to the PWM signal. This constitution can variably control easily and over a wide range a drive voltage applied to one end of the motor coil L according to an externally input control voltage Vref.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Hirata
  • Patent number: 7602235
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprising an internal current generating section (1) for supplying an output current (i2) dependent on an input current (i1) into an IC, an external terminal (2) for connecting an external resistor (Rex) to the input end side of the internal current generating section (1), a current limiting element (3) connoted between the input end of the internal current generating section (1) and the external terminal (2), a first current limiting section (4) for pulling in the input current (i1) when one end voltage VA of the current limiting element (3) is higher than a first threshold voltage VB, and a second current limiting section (5) for pulling in the input current (i1) when the terminal voltage VC of the external terminal (2) is higher than a second threshold voltage. System down can be avoided by operating the internal circuit surely regardless of the state of the external terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Tsuchihashi, Shigeru Hirata
  • Publication number: 20090135531
    Abstract: In an overcurrent protection circuit 23 according to the present invention, a timer circuit TMR that generates an overcurrent protection signal EN according to the results of comparison between a detection voltage Va (Vb) and VrefL and VrefH is configured as follows. When Va (Vb) has reached VrefL, the timer circuit TMR starts to count T1. When T1 has elapsed with Va (Vb) kept above VrefL, the timer circuit TMR changes EN to a disabled state and starts to count T2. When T2 has elapsed, the timer circuit TMR returns EN to an enabled state. On the other hand, after Va (Vb) has reached VrefL and T1 starts to be counted, when Va (Vb) has reached VrefH, the timer circuit TMR forcibly stops the counting of T1 without waiting for T1 to elapse, changes EN to a disabled state, and starts to count T2. With this configuration, it is possible to offer necessary and sufficient protection for an object to be protected (for example, a load or an element provided inside a device).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Hirata