Shintaro Hayashi 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).
Abstract: A dust solidification system includes: a preduster for sucking dust with a negative pressure generated by a negative pressure generating source, removing solidification-inhibiting substances from the dust, and making the dust with a reduced solidification-inhibiting substance content rate flow toward the source; a dust capturing mechanism for capturing the dust flowing from the preduster and allowing the dust to fall; a storage tank for storing the dust captured by and falling from the capturing mechanism; and a dust solidifying mechanism for solidifying the dust in a forming chamber; and further includes one or more of the following: a dust re-scattering prevention mechanism for preventing re-scattering of the dust falling from the capturing mechanism; a stirring mechanism for stirring the dust loaded into the solidifying mechanism; and an air releasing mechanism for preventing air from entering the forming chamber by releasing air flowing into the storage tank from the solidifying mechanism.
Abstract: Inner panels including at least one built-in heat pipe connected in a circumferential direction are provided. In a heat pipe panel including the built-in heat pipe, apparatuses are mounted on the outer side of the plural inner panels connected in the circumferential direction to diffuse generated heat of the apparatuses to the circumferential direction of the inner panels. Webbed panels including a built-in heat pipe horizontally arranged and having heat radiation surfaces are radially arranged at corners of the inner panels as well as a heat pipe is horizontally built in and heat radiation surfaces are arranged also on outer panels facing the inner panels to thermally connect the heat pipes to one another.
Abstract: A device includes a light source; a first lens for condensing light emitted by the light source; a member for converting at least a portion of the condensed light; a sensor for detecting light traveling from the member back towards the light source; and a second lens for directing light traveling back toward the light source to the sensor. The first lens includes a curved first face facing the light source, and a flat second face opposite the first face; the second lens has a curved third face facing away from the first lens and with a curvature different from a curvature of the first face of the first lens, and a flat fourth face facing the second face of the first lens. The second lens is provided between the first lens and the wavelength converting member.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and a controller. The memory stores primary information regarding a plurality of relief vehicles that can be dispatched to a facility located in a disaster area in case of a disaster and secondary information regarding a plurality of drivers who can drive relief vehicles in case of a disaster. The controller is configured to acquire tertiary information regarding a facility located in a disaster area in need of relief and perform processing for determining a combination of a relief vehicle included in the plurality of relief vehicles and a driver included in the plurality of drivers that is to be dispatched to the facility located in the disaster area, based on the primary information, the secondary information, and the tertiary information.
Abstract: A method to be executed by a server includes acquiring first vehicle information, which is information regarding a vehicle before use of the vehicle for disaster relief, acquiring second vehicle information, which is information regarding the vehicle after use of the vehicle for disaster relief, and notifying an administrator of the vehicle of information regarding a difference between the acquired first vehicle information and the acquired second vehicle information.
Abstract: A lead frame includes a first area, situated on a first surface of the lead frame, for mounting a semiconductor chip, and a second area, situated on the first surface of the lead frame, around the first area, wherein the second area includes a roughened area and a less-rough area situated between the roughened area and the first area, the less-rough area having a higher flatness than the roughened area.
Abstract: A control device may be configured to control an aperture of a throttle valve. The control device may include a pressure detector configured to detect a pressure in an intake pipe of a throttle; a flow rate detector configured to detect an amount of air flowing in the intake pipe; a current value detector configured to detect a current value of a throttle motor operating the throttle valve; a torque estimator configured to estimate torque of an engine based on the detected current value; a first aperture estimator configured to estimate the aperture of the throttle valve based on the detected pressure; a second aperture estimator configured to estimate the aperture of the throttle valve based on the detected amount of air; and a third aperture estimator configured to estimate the aperture of the throttle valve based on the estimated torque and a revolution speed of the engine.
Abstract: A light source device includes: an excitation light source that emits primary light; a first lens that condenses the primary light; a wavelength converting member that emits secondary light including the primary light and wavelength converted light; a sensor that detects an anomaly in the wavelength converting member; and a second lens that causes light which travels back toward the excitation light source to be incident on the sensor. The sensor detects the light via the second lens. The first lens includes (i) a first face through which the primary light enters, and (ii) a second face opposite the first face from which the primary light that has entered from the first face and transmitted through an inside of the first lens exits. The third face of the second lens has a curvature different from a curvature of the first face and the second face of the first lens.
Abstract: A light source device, includes: a plurality of excitation light sources that emit primary light; an optical member that condenses the primary light; a fluorescent unit that emits secondary light including the primary light and wavelength converted light which is at least some of the primary light on which wavelength conversion is performed; and a sensor that detects an anomaly in the fluorescent unit. In addition, when seen along an optical axis of the primary light emitted by the plurality of excitation light sources, the sensor circumscribes, among the plurality of excitation light sources, a first excitation light source and a second excitation light source different from the first excitation light source, and is disposed inside an imaginary circle having, as a diameter, a line segment connecting the first excitation light source and the second excitation light source.
Abstract: A light-emitting device includes: a laser light source that radiates blue-based light as primary light; a wavelength converting member that emits secondary light, the secondary light including wavelength-converted light, the wavelength-converted light being the primary light converted into light having more long-wavelength components than the primary light; a first light-guiding member that transmits the secondary light emitted by the wavelength converting member; and a second light-guiding member which includes a resin material, and transmits the secondary light transmitted by the first light-guiding member, and the first light-guiding member and the second light-guiding member are connected by a connector, the connector including a numerical aperture (NA) converting member that optically connects a transmission path in the first light-guiding member and a transmission path in the second light-guiding member.
Abstract: A tire has, on a tread surface of the tire, five land portions, an installation direction of the tire to a vehicle is designated, intermediate land portions respectively have a communicating sipe 40, the communicating sipe is constituted by a first sipe 41 at a vehicle-installed outside and a second sipe 42 at a vehicle-installed inside, the first sipe and the second sipe have an intersection point P on the vehicle-installed outside of a center line in a tire width direction of the corresponding intermediate land portion, the distance between the intersection point and a land portion edge at the vehicle-installed inside is the largest in an innermost intermediate land portion of the intermediate land portions, and an angle ?1 of the first sipe to a tire circumferential direction is larger than an angle ?2 of the second sipe to the tire circumferential direction.
Abstract: A control device that may be a control device of a hybrid vehicle. The hybrid vehicle including an engine; an electric generator configured to generate electric power by operation of the engine; a battery configured to store the electric power; a traction motor configured to operate by the electric power stored in the battery; and a throttle valve configured to adjust an amount of air to be supplied to the engine. The control device is configured to estimate torque of the engine based on an output current value of the electric generator. The control device is configured to estimate an actual aperture of the throttle valve based on the estimated torque and revolution speed of the engine. The control device is configured to perform feedback control so that the aperture of the throttle valve is adjusted to the target aperture based on the estimated actual aperture.
Abstract: An illumination device includes a laser light source that emits laser light, a wavelength converter that converts the laser light to converted light of a different wavelength, and a first light guide that mixes the converted light while guiding, and a second light guide that guides the converted light mixed by the first light guide.
Abstract: A coil structure includes layered metal plates, wherein each of the metal plates includes a lead wire portion having a spiral shape, end portion thick plate portions formed at both ends of the lead wire portion and thicker than the lead wire portion, and an inside thick plate portion formed with a thickness the same as the end portion thick plate portions, the inside thick plate portion being arranged inside a spiral famed by the lead wire portion and being away from the lead wire portion, and wherein adjacent metal plates are bonded to each other at one of the end portion thick plate portions, the lead wire portions of the respective metal plates are connected in series to form a coil having a spiral shape, and the inside thick plate portions of the adjacent metal plates are bonded to each other to form a magnetic core.
Abstract: A coil structure includes metal plates each including a spiral conductor, and a row of terminals, aligned in a predetermined direction on an outer side of the conductor, and formed by plate portions thicker than the conductor. Two ends of the conductor are connected to two adjacent plate portions for each metal plate. The row of terminals of a first metal plate is bonded to the row of terminals of a second, adjacent metal plate. The position where the two ends of the conductor connect to the two adjacent plate portions shifts one place toward the second end for each upward increase in level within a laminate along a laminated direction of the metal plates, so that the conductors of each of the metal plates are connected in series to form a spiral coil.