Patents by Inventor Susumu Hatano

Susumu Hatano 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: 20200133401
    Abstract: An operation input device includes an operation input unit that is configured to receive a tracing operation performed in a one-dimensional direction. The operation input unit includes a plurality of mechanical switches that are arranged side by side in an operation direction and each include an operation surface subjected to the tracing operation, the operation surface defining a curved surface along the operation direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Susumu MEGA, Hidetaka NOMURA, Kazuma HATANO, Akiko HOSHINO, Seiji HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9023544
    Abstract: A fuel cell system (1A) comprises a casing (2) having a suction port (31) through which air is introduced from outside into an internal space thereof; a fuel cell (4) accommodated within the casing (2) and configured to generate electric power through an electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidizing gas; an air supply unit (6) of a diaphragm type disposed within the casing (2) and configured to take in the air introduced through the suction port (31) and supply the air to the fuel cell (4); and a heating unit (30) disposed within the casing (2) and configured to heat the air in a space from the suction port (31) to the air supply unit (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Hatano, Shigeki Yasuda, Hidetoshi Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 8953406
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device that includes a plurality of semiconductor chips mounted on a module substrate. Each of the semiconductor chips includes a reset terminal to which a reset signal is supplied, and an internal circuit that is initialized based on the reset signal. The module substrate includes a reset signal line connected commonly to the reset terminals of the semiconductor chips, and an anti-resonance element connected to the reset signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: PS4 Luxco S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Yoji Nishio, Takao Hirayama, Susumu Hatano, Haruki Nagahashi, Masashi Kawamura, Tadaaki Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20130196242
    Abstract: A fuel cell system (1) includes a fuel cell (7), an electromagnetic diaphragm pump (8), a flow detector (9), and a controller (20). The controller is configured to set the frequency of the AC voltage (applied AC voltage) applied to the electromagnetic diaphragm pump, control the voltage of the applied AC voltage in the set frequency to cause the flow rate of the gas detected by the flow detector to reach a target flow rate; and the controller is configured to newly set the frequency of the applied AC voltage to a frequency at which the voltage of the applied AC voltage becomes smaller than a predetermined voltage when the voltage of the applied AC voltage becomes equal to or greater than the predetermined voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Hatano, Yoshio Tamura, Yoshihiro Sato, Manabu Takahashi, Takaaki Fujikawa
  • Publication number: 20130149618
    Abstract: A fuel cell system (1A) comprises a casing (2) having a suction port (31) through which air is introduced from outside into an internal space thereof; a fuel cell (4) accommodated within the casing (2) and configured to generate electric power through an electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidizing gas; an air supply unit (6) of a diaphragm type disposed within the casing (2) and configured to take in the air introduced through the suction port (31) and supply the air to the fuel cell (4); and a heating unit (30) disposed within the casing (2) and configured to heat the air in a space from the suction port (31) to the air supply unit (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Hatano, Shigeki Yasuda, Hidetoshi Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 8435692
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel cell including a reaction gas supply path which makes it difficult to cause water condensation in a region near an end plate. A fuel cell of the present invention comprises a cell stack 2 having a reaction gas passage 13a inside thereof and having on one end surface thereof a reaction gas supply inlet 17 from which a reaction gas is supplied to the reaction gas passage 13a, a joint 5 connecting the reaction gas supply inlet 17 to an external pipe P for supplying the reaction gas, plate-shaped end members 3, 4 which are disposed on one end surface of the cell stack 2 and have through-holes 21, 23 into which the joint 5 is inserted so as not to contact inner wall surfaces thereof, and a closing member 9 for substantially closing a space formed between the joint 5 and the inner wall surfaces of the through-holes 21, 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Soichi Shibata, Susumu Hatano, Hiroki Kusakabe, Eiichi Yasumoto, Toshihiro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20120268173
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device that includes a plurality of semiconductor chips mounted on a module substrate. Each of the semiconductor chips includes a reset terminal to which a reset signal is supplied, and an internal circuit that is initialized based on the reset signal. The module substrate includes a reset signal line connected commonly to the reset terminals of the semiconductor chips, and an anti-resonance element connected to the reset signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Yoji NISHIO, Takao HIRAYAMA, Susumu HATANO, Haruki NAGAHASHI, Masashi KAWAMURA, Tadaaki YOSHIMURA
  • Patent number: 8293416
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes at least: a hydrogen generator (4) which is supplied with a raw material to generate a fuel gas containing hydrogen; a humidifier (5) which is supplied with the fuel gas, generated in the hydrogen generator, to humidify the fuel gas by utilizing heat energy and an off gas supplied thereto; and a fuel cell (8) which is supplied with the fuel gas humidified in the humidifier and an oxidizing gas to generate electric power while discharging the heat energy and the off gas, and further includes a condenser (6) which cools down steam of the off gas, discharged from the fuel cell, by heat exchange with a cooling medium to convert the steam into condensed water, and supplies the condensed water to the humidifier to humidify the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Kobayashi, Susumu Hatano
  • Patent number: 8277985
    Abstract: A separator for use in a humidifying device includes: main surfaces contacting steam permeable membranes (2), respectively; a fluid channel (3, 4) formed by concave portions (66, 81) of a convex-concave portion formed on each of the main surfaces; and an elastic layer (1a, 1c) formed up to at least a certain depth from tip ends of convex portions (67, 82) of the convex-concave portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Kobayashi, Susumu Hatano
  • Patent number: 7889584
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device of the present invention determines a logic level of a signal based on a predetermined reference voltage. And the memory device has an input terminal to which a reference signal having the reference voltage is input, a low-pass filter connected to the input terminal for passing a component of the reference voltage of the reference signal and eliminating undesired high frequency components, and one or more input first-stage circuits to each of which an output of the low-pass filter and a signal having the logic level to be determined are connected. In the memory device, the low-pass filter has predetermined attenuation at least at a frequency of an operating clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Elpida Memory Inc.
    Inventors: Yoji Idei, Susumu Hatano, Yoji Nishio, Seiji Funaba, Yutaka Uematsu
  • Publication number: 20100216040
    Abstract: A humidifier (16) includes a hollow fiber module (42) in which a gas to be humidifier flows, and a tubular casing (30) that houses the hollow fiber module (42). An inlet port (32) for introducing a humidifying gas into a flow path (30h) is formed on the peripheral surface on one end side of the casing (30), and an outlet port for discharging the humidifying gas from the flow path 30h is formed on the peripheral surface of the other end side of the casing 30. The casing (30) includes a curved portion (37), and the hollow fiber module (42) is curved along the shape of the curved portion (37).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Kobayashi, Susumu Hatano
  • Publication number: 20100136460
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel cell including a reaction gas supply path which makes it difficult to cause water condensation in a region near an end plate. A fuel cell of the present invention comprises a cell stack 2 having a reaction gas passage 13a inside thereof and having on one end surface thereof a reaction gas supply inlet 17 from which a reaction gas is supplied to the reaction gas passage 13a, a joint 5 connecting the reaction gas supply inlet 17 to an external pipe P for supplying the reaction gas, plate-shaped end members 3, 4 which are disposed on one end surface of the cell stack 2 and have through-holes 21, 23 into which the joint 5 is inserted so as not to contact inner wall surfaces thereof, and a closing member 9 for substantially closing a space formed between the joint 5 and the inner wall surfaces of the through-holes 21, 23.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Soichi Shibata, Susumu Hatano, Hiroki Kusakabe, Eiichi Yasumoto, Toshihiro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20090325034
    Abstract: A separator for use in a humidifying device includes: main surfaces contacting steam permeable membranes (2), respectively; a fluid channel (3, 4) formed by concave portions (66, 81) of a convex-concave portion formed on each of the main surfaces; and an elastic layer (1a, 1c) formed up to at least a certain depth from tip ends of convex portions (67, 82) of the convex-concave portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Susumu Kobayashi, Susumu Hatano
  • Publication number: 20090098425
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes at least: a hydrogen generator (4) which is supplied with a raw material to generate a fuel gas containing hydrogen; a humidifier (5) which is supplied with the fuel gas, generated in the hydrogen generator, to humidify the fuel gas by utilizing heat energy and an off gas supplied thereto; and a fuel cell (8) which is supplied with the fuel gas humidified in the humidifier and an oxidizing gas to generate electric power while discharging the heat energy and the off gas, and further includes a condenser (6) which cools down steam of the off gas, discharged from the fuel cell, by heat exchange with a cooling medium to convert the steam into condensed water, and supplies the condensed water to the humidifier to humidify the fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Susumu Kobayashi, Susumu Hatano
  • Patent number: 7515157
    Abstract: A data transfer method is executed to transit a three-state transmitting circuit from a high-impedance state into a data output state, transmit a preamble (dummy data) onto a bus, and sequentially transmit the essential data. The shortening of a waveform caused in the first data piece after the transition from the high-impedance state into the data output state is executed against the preamble and no shortening of a waveform is not brought about in the essential data subsequent to the preamble. This makes it possible to exclude the limitation on speeding up the data transfer imposed by the shortening of the waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Elpida Memory, Inc.
    Inventors: Toyohiko Komatsu, Hideki Osaka, Masashi Horiguchi, Susumu Hatano, Kazuya Ito
  • Patent number: 7260880
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a stator core for a dynamo-electric machine by preparing a cylindrical laminated body by winding into a helical shape a continuous first sheet formed by press-punching from a strip-shaped first magnetic steel sheet material, preparing a plurality of second sheets by press-punching from a thicker second magnetic steel sheet material, bending the second sheets into an annular shape and stacking the second sheets bent into the annular shape on both axial ends of the laminated body and integrating the stacked sheets by laser welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Harada, Susumu Hatano, Kensaku Kuroki, Atsushi Oohashi
  • Patent number: 7260881
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a stator core for a dynamo-electric machine, by preparing a cylindrical laminated body by winding into a helical shape a continuous first sheet formed by press-punching from a first magnetic steel sheet material. Preparing a plurality of second sheets having a predetermined length by press-punching from a thicker second magnetic steel sheet material. Next, chamfered portions are formed on edge portions of second recess portions by chamfering the second sheet. Then, the second sheets are bent into an annular shape and the second sheets bent into the annular shape are stacked on both axial ends of the laminated body and integrated by laser welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Harada, Susumu Hatano, Kensaku Kuroki, Atsushi Oohashi
  • Patent number: 7257725
    Abstract: A clock is located at a position close to a plurality of memory modules connected to a memory controller and located away from the controller, and wiring is carried out so that read access is preferential for transmission of read data. With respect to write data, a delay amount corresponding to a round-trip propagation delay time to each of the modules is measured and writing of the write data is carried out while maintaining a known time relationship between the clock and data. To measure round-trip reflection, lines are wired between the modules and a location detection circuit in a 1:1 relationship, and the circuit measures a time taken from a signal output time of a driver having the same impedance as that of the wired lines to a reflected-wave reception time of a hysteresis receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Elpida Memory, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Osaka, Toyohiko Komatsu, Masashi Horiguchi, Susumu Hatano, Kazuya Ito
  • Publication number: 20070085601
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device of the present invention determines a logic level of a signal based on a predetermined reference voltage. And the memory device has an input terminal to which a reference signal having the reference voltage is input, a low-pass filter connected to the input terminal for passing a component of the reference voltage of the reference signal and eliminating undesired high frequency components, and one or more input first-stage circuits to each of which an output of the low-pass filter and a signal having the logic level to be determined are connected. In the memory device, the low-pass filter has predetermined attenuation at least at a frequency of an operating clock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: Yoji Idei, Susumu Hatano, Yoji Nishio, Seiji Funaba, Yutaka Uematsu
  • Publication number: 20060130313
    Abstract: A cylindrical laminated body is prepared by winding into a helical shape a continuous first sheet formed by press-punching from a thin first magnetic steel sheet material. A second sheet having a predetermined length is prepared by press-punching from a thicker second magnetic steel sheet material. Next, chamfered portions are formed on edge portions of second recess portions by chamfering the second sheet. Then, the second sheet is bent into an annular shape and the second sheets bent into the annular shape are stacked on both axial ends of the laminated body and integrated by laser welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Harada, Susumu Hatano, Kensaku Kuroki, Atsushi Oohashi